Aldis Hodge Will Play ‘Black Adam’s Hawkman

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”ScreenCrush Staff”>ScreenCrush StaffPublished: September 25, 2020Getty Images/DC Comics

The Justice Society of America is coming together.

When DC teased Black Adam at its recent online “FanDome” event, one of the big surprises and major selling points, was the fact that the movie would include the Justice Society of America, DC’s original super-hero team (they pre-date the Justice League by decades). During the Black Adam panel, star Dwayne Johnson only revealed one other member of the cast: Noah Centineo, who will play the gigantic Atom Smasher. Now we’ve learned he’ll be joined by Aldis Hodge, who will play DC Comics mainstay Hawkman in the film.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter on the rest of Black Adam’s Justice Society:

An enticing factor for fans is the introduction in Black Adam of the Justice Society of America, a multi-generational group that preceded the Justice League. Characters Atom Smasher (to played by Noah Centineo), as well as Doctor Fate and Cyclone, who have yet to be cast, will figure into the story.

Hodge, who recently appeared in the excellent 2020 remake of The Invisible Man, will get to play one of the most famous DC heroes — and one that could conceivably return in many other DC movies. Black Adam has a long-standing feud with Shazam, so there are a lot of opportunities for a crossover there. (A Shazam 2 is already in the works.) Plus, the way Johnson spent DC FanDome weekend calling out the Justice League and the rest of the DC movie universe really suggests Warners wants to make some kind of Justice League vs. Justice Society movie down the line. That would really be a big, beefy movie.

Black Adam is scheduled to open in theaters on December 22, 2021.

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Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury Is Getting a Disney Plus Series

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 25, 2020Marvel

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is over. But its top spy is getting his own series.

It looks like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury will become the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe character to get his own Disney+ TV spotlight. Jackson has already played Nick Fury more than ten times, most recently in last summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. More, via Variety:

The exact plot details of the show are being kept under wraps, but multiple sources say Jackson is attached to star with Kyle Bradstreet attached to write and executive produce. Like all the other Marvel shows at Disney Plus, Marvel Studios will produce.

Jackson’s Fury appeared on a couple of episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, but he was never a regular character, with the show instead focusing on his former right-hand man Agent Coulson and his team. Nick Fury has had several Marvel Comics series of his own, including a 1960s series written and drawn by artist Jim Steranko called Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. that’s widely regarded as one of the most groundbreaking and important of the era. He seems tailor-made for his on TV series.

The Nick Fury series joins an already ambitious slate of upcoming Disney+ Marvel Studios series, including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and What If…? — which will supposedly include the voice of Sam Jackson as Nick Fury. That dude stays busy. The first Marvel series on Disney+, WandaVision, is set to debut later in 2020.

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‘The Simspsons’ Replaces Hank Azaria as the Voice of Carl

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 25, 2020Fox

The Simpsons promised earlier this summer that it would break with 30 years of tradition, and stop allowing white actors to voice non-white characters. The decision came after mounting controversy around the show and its depiction of some of Springfield’s minority population — like Apu, an Indian manager of the Kwik-E Mart voiced by Hank Azaria.

Even before The Simpsons officially announced the change, Azaria had already said he would no longer voice Apu. In the show’s season premiere, it has already made good on that promise, as another of Azaria’s non-white characters, Homer’s buddy Carl, appears with a new voice. It’s provided by actor Alex Désert. More, via Variety:

It’s unclear whether Désert is Carl’s permanent voice, and if he’ll be voicing other characters as well. Among other recurring characters the edict might impact include Dr. Julius Hibbert, who is seen in the episode, but doesn’t speak.

Harry Shearer actually originated the voice of Carl during The Simpsons’ first season. He was then replaced in the role by Shearer, who has performed Carl for the better part of three decades. Désert is a veteran actor in both live-action and animation, having appeared in series like Becker, Boy Meets World, and Better Call Saul, and provided voices on shows like Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, where he portrayed Nick Fury.

The Simpsons’ Season 32 premiere airs this Sunday night on Fox.

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Everything on HBO Max in October

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 25, 2020HBO

It is going to be a very musical month on HBO Max. The streaming service has the premiere of the film version of American Utopia, David Byrne’s acclaimed Broadway show. HBO’s version was directed by Spike Lee. Plus, HBO Max will also get the movie version of Cats, and really there’s no more terrifying film to watch this Halloween than this tale of bizarre felines prowling through a post-apocalyptic London devoid of all human life.

If you’re looking for older Hollywood movies, you can choose from The Matrix Trilogy, Shame, Galaxy Quest, Constantine, When Harry Met Sally, Enter the Dragon, or 2020’s Downhill starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. Here’s the full list of what’s coming to HBO Max in October 2020:

October 1:
A World of Calm, Documentary Series Premiere
The ten-episode series is a totally new type of television experience that combines mesmeric imagery with narration by A-list stars. Chopra-Jonas and Winslet join previously announced narrators Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, and Keanu Reeves. The soothing imagery and tranquil narration will provide audiences of all ages a respite from the stress and chaos of everyday life right now.
Akeelah And The Bee, 2006 (HBO)
All-Star Superman, 2011
American Dynasties: The Kennedys, 2018
American Reunion, 2012 (HBO)
Analyze That, 2002
Analyze This, 1999
The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, 2014 (HBO)
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, 1997
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 1999
Ball of Fire, 1941
Beavis And Butt-Head Do America, 1996 (HBO)
Beef (HBO)
Beginners, 2011 (HBO)
Best in Show, 2000
BLOW, 2001
Bombshell, 1933
Boogie Nights, 1997
Boomerang, 1992
The Bush Years: Family. Duty. Power., 2019
The Butterfly Effect, 2004
Cats & Dogs, 2001
Catwoman, 2004
Cellular, 2004
Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke, 1978
The Chronicles Of Riddick, 2004 (Director's Cut) (HBO)
City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly's Gold, 1994
Clean and Sober, 1988
The Client, 1994
Collateral Beauty, 2016 (HBO)
The Color Purple, 1985
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, 2003 (HBO)
Constantine, 2005
Cradle 2 the Grave, 2003
Critters 2, 1988
Critters 4, 1992
The Curse of Frankenstein, 1957
Day Of The Dead, 1985 (HBO)
Death Sentence, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)
Deerskin, 2020 (HBO)
Dirty Dancing, 1987 (HBO)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, 2004 (HBO)
Deliverance, 1972
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, 1969
Dreamcatcher, 2003
Edge of Darkness, 2010
Empire of the Sun, 1987
The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House, 2017
Endings, Beginnings, 2020 (HBO)
Enter The Dragon, 1973
Eraser, 1996
Firewall, 2006
Frantic, 1988
Frequency, 2000 (HBO)
Friday, 1995
The Friday After Next, 2002
Galaxy Quest, 1999
The Golden Compass, 2007
Gothika, 2003
Grudge Match, 2013 (HBO)
Hairspray, 1988
Hairspray (Musical Remake), 2007
Harina (Aka Flour) (HBO)
The Haunting, 1999
The Hills Have Eyes, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)
The Hills Have Eyes II, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)
Horror of Dracula, 1958
The Hunting Ground, 2015
I Am Sam, 2002
Infamous, 2006
The Informer, 1935
The Invisible War, 2012
Jonah Hex, 2010
The Last Kiss, 2006 (HBO)
The Last Mimzy, 2007
Laws of Attraction, 2004
Lethal Weapon, 1987
Lethal Weapon 2, 1989
Lethal Weapon 3, 1992
Lethal Weapon 4, 1998
Libeled Lady, 1936
Life as We Know It, 2010
Little Baby Bum, 2011
Little Big League, 1994
Madea's Big Happy Family, 2011
Malcolm X, 1992
Man of Steel, 2013
Marie: A True Story, 1985

Warner Bros. Pictures

The Matrix Reloaded, 2003
The Matrix Revolutions, 2003
The Matrix, 1999
Million Dollar Baby, 2004
Miracle of Morgan's Creek, 1944
Mister Roberts, 1955
Monsters Vs. Aliens, 2009
The Mummy, 1959
Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935
Next Friday, 2000
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always, 2020 (HBO)
Nothing Sacred, 1937
Open Water, 2004 (HBO)
Open Water 2: Adrift, 2007 (HBO)
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, 2013
The Pelican Brief, 1993
A Perfect Murder, 1998
The Perfect Storm, 2000
The Phantom of the Opera, 2004
Presumed Innocent, 1990
Race for the White House, Season 1
Raised By Wolves, Season 1 Finale
Revolutionary Road, 2008 (HBO)
Roger & Me, 1989
Sands of Iwo Jima, 1950
Scanners, 1981 (HBO)
Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, 2012
Se7en, 1995
Semi-Pro, 2008
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, 1985
Shame, 2011 (HBO)
Sherlock Holmes, 2009
Sleight, 2017 (HBO)
Son of Batman, 2014
South Park: The Pandemic Special
Steel, 1997
Superman vs. the Elite, 2012
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, 2010
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, 2009
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, 1991
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, 1993
They Were Expendable, 1945
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, 1996
The Thin Man, 1934
The Thing, 2011 (HBO)
A Time to Kill, 1996
Tin Cup, 1996
TMNT, 2007
Training Day, 2001
Tricky Dick, 2019
Turistas, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)
U.S. Marshals, 1998
Us, 2019 (HBO)
Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995
A Very Brady Sequel, 1996
We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World, 2016
What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?, 2018
When Harry Met Sally, 1989
Where the Wild Things Are, 2009
The Whole Ten Yards, 2004 (HBO)
The Wings of Eagles, 1957
You've Got Mail, 1998

October 2:
Lina From Lima (HBO)


October 3:
The ABCs of Back to School: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families, 2020
Downhill, 2020 (HBO)

October 6:
Siempre, Luis, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
First-time filmmaker John James’ film is an inspiring portrait of Luis A. Miranda Jr., a Puerto Rican migrant who helped shape New York politics for over three decades.

October 7:
Wild Card: The Downfall Of A Radio Loudmouth (HBO)
Through a series of candid and intimate first-person interviews with Carton, the film reveals how the radio host’s secret insatiable gambling addiction, financed by an illicit ticket-broking business, brought his career to a sudden halt when he was arrested by FBI agents and charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud on September 6, 2017.

October 8:
Charm City Kings, HBO Max Original Film Premiere
Charm City Kings won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for its cast that includes Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Meek Mill, Will Catlett, Donielle Hansley, Kezii Curtis, Chino, Lakeyria “Wheelie Queen” Doughty and Teyonah Parris. In the film, Mouse (Di’Allo Winston) desperately wants to join The Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt bike riders who rule the summertime streets. When Midnight’s leader, Blax (Meek Mill), takes 14-year-old Mouse under his wing, Mouse soon finds himself torn between the straight-and-narrow and a road filled with fast money and violence.
The Fungies, Season 1B
The God of High School (Dubbed)

October 9:
Entre Nos Presents: Shayla Rivera: It'S Not Rocket Science (HBO)
Room 104, Series Finale (HBO)

Universal Pictures

October 10:
Cats, 2019 (HBO)

October 12:
Ghosts, Season 2

October 15:
Detention Adventure, Season 2
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, HBO Max Original Premiere
West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote will feature a special theatrical stage presentation of the “Hartsfield’s Landing” episode from the show’s third season.

October 16:
La Odisea De Los Giles (Aka Heroic Losers) (HBO)
The Perfect Weapon, Documentary Special Premiere (HBO)
Based on a best-selling book by New York Times national security correspondent David E. Sanger, The Perfect Weapon explores the rise of cyber conflict as the primary way nations now compete with and sabotage one another.

October 17:
David Byrne's American Utopia, Special Event Premiere (HBO)
Directed by Academy Award and Emmy®-winner Spike Lee, presents a one-of-a-kind, dynamic film that gives audiences access to Byrne’s electrifying critically acclaimed Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences.

October 18:
Lovecraft Country, Season Finale (HBO)
The Vow, Docuseries Finale (HBO)

October 20:
Smurfs, Season 3

October 21:
537 Votes, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
537 VOTES details how the international custody battle over six-year old Elian Gonzalez triggered a political earthquake in Miami-Dade County in 2000, swaying the outcome of the presidential election. After election day, with the margin of victory hinged on Florida, George W. Bush won the presidency by a mere 537 votes.

October 22:
Equal, HBO Max Original Docu Series Premiere
HBO Max pays tribute to the epic origin stories of the LGBTQ+ movement with EQUAL, a masterful four-part docu-series that captures the gripping and true backstories of the leaders and unsung heroes, pre-Stonewall, who changed the course of American history through their tireless activism.

October 23:
How To With John Wilson, Season 1 Premiere (HBO Original)
In a uniquely hilarious odyssey of self-discovery and cultural observation, Wilson covertly and obsessively films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on relatable topics.

October 24:
Emma., 2020 (HBO)


October 25:
The Undoing, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)
The limited series follows Grace (Nicole Kidman) and Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant), who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight, a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.

October 27:
Ghosts, Season 2
It: Chapter Two, 2017 (HBO)
John Lewis: Good Trouble, 2020
Using a mix of contemporary interviews, cinéma verité and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, directed by Dawn Porter and executive produced by CNN Films, chronicles the late Rep. John Lewis’ more than 60 years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, health care reform, human rights, and his work on securing voting rights for all Americans.

The Soul Of America, Documentary Premiere (HBO)
A documentary film based on Jon Meacham’s 2018 bestseller, illuminates our present-day, fraught political reality by exploring historical challenges of the past such as the women’s suffrage movement, the incarceration of Japanese Americans, McCarthyism, and the struggle to pass Civil Rights legislation in the 1960s. All were instances in which “our better angels” battled against the forces of hatred and division that are recurring themes in American life. Directed by Katie Davison, produced by George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt, executive produced by Peter Kunhardt.

October 28:
Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story (HBO)

October 29:
Vida Perfecta, Season 1

October 30:
Mano De Obra (Aka Workforce) (HBO)

October 31:
Black Christmas, 2019 (HBO)

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Vin Diesel Is Making Music Now, You’re Welcome

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 25, 2020Getty Images

Vin Diesel. Actor. Artist. Movie star. Driver of cars. Giant steel alien. Smaller alien that looks like a sentient tree. Renaissance man.

And now, pop star.

You read that correctly, and now you will hear that correctly, for better or worse. With movies pretty much on hold for the foreseeable future, Diesel is pivoting to music. He debuted his debut single, “Feel Like I Do,” just premiered on the latest installment of The Kelly Clarkson Show. And there is video of the momentous occasion.

In it, Diesel says he is “blessed” that during a year when he can’t be on a movie set he still has “another creative outlet, another way to show you or share with you, my heart.” (Music, he’s talking about music, guys.)

Watch Diesel’s new song, which contains his heart, below:

The pandemic — and the virtual audience of people dancing alone in their homes on screens staggered around an empty stage — really enhances the surreal nature of the whole affair. 2020 continues to blow my mind every single day.

I can’t wait to hear the rest of Diesel’s album. I hope there is a beautiful love ballad about NOS. F9: The Fast Saga, which I pray to every god of every religion contains a plot song performed by Vinny Deez, is scheduled to open in theaters on April 2, 2021.

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The 15 Worst Animated Movies Ever

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Claire Epting”>Claire EptingPublished: September 25, 2020Fox/TWC/Sony

Over the past three decades, we’ve seen a renaissance in both traditional and CGI animation. While we’ve gotten some incredible animated films, there have also been some total duds. Hey, they can’t all be Toy Story. The best animated movies can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. The worst animated movies are enjoyed by no one in particular. Whether it’s sub-standard visuals, a vapid plot, or a combination of the two, these movies fail to capture the magic of an animated adventure. Some even qualify as nightmare fuel.

Here are 15 animated movies that completely missed the mark.

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‘Elf’s Famous Breakfast Is Getting Its Own Cereal

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 24, 2020General Mills

It’s impossible to think about Elf and not mention its famous breakfast scene. Will Ferrell’s Buddy is a human who thinks he’s an elf, and he’s got an unquenchable thirst for sugar. So he makes himself a breakfast that consists of noodles, assorted candies, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, and crushed up chocolate Pop-Tarts, all slathered in delicious maple syrup. (Maple syrup is, of course, one of the four major good groups, along with candy, candy canes, and candy corn.)

Just watching the scene could send a diabetic to the hospital. Now that memorable sequence is getting its own breakfast cereal that approximates Buddy’s wild sweet tooth. General Mills is producing a limited edition Elf cereal for Christmas 2020. It contains sweetened corn puffs with holiday tree marshmallows; true to Buddy’s saccharine proclivities, it is also flavored with maple syrup. (Thankfully, it does not contain any actual spaghetti.)

General Mills told People that its Elf cereal is already in some grocery stores, but if you want to act like Will Ferrell at your own breakfast table, you’ll have to move fast; it’s only going to be around through the 2020 holiday season. If you prefer to attempt a more accurate representation of Buddy’s breakfast pasta, recipes do exist online. And on the off-chance you’ve never seen Elf, here’s the scene where Buddy eats his horrifyingly sugary breakfast.

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Warners Will Spend $70 Million on the ‘Justice League’ Snyder Cut

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”ScreenCrush Staff”>ScreenCrush StaffPublished: September 24, 2020HBO Max

Let’s put this to rest: Clearly, the Snyder Cut was never finished.

For years, Zack Snyder fans clamored for Warner Bros. to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of Justice League that they claimed was sitting around in a vault somewhere just waiting to be unleashed on the world. They begged and screamed and cajoled and fought and finally Warners acquiesced, announcing that Zack Snyder’s Justice League would premiere soon on HBO Max. What we’re seeing now it that the movie didn’t exist, at least not in completed form. If it did, Warner Bros. would not be spending all this money to finish it now.

They are spending a lot of money on it. According to TheWrap, the Snyder Cut has a budget of “around $70 million.” Earlier reports claimed Snyder would not reshoot anything for his director’s cut, with the money going to finish effects shots that had never been completed. This week we learned Snyder will reconvene much of his original cast to shoot material that was never completed back in 2017.

According to Wikipedia, the theatrical cut of Justice League had a budget of $300 million, meaning the new version could cost almost 25 percent of the original. For further comparison, Shazam’s entire budget is estimated at $80 million. So the completion of the Snyder Cut is a major, major undertaking for Warner Bros. It’s going to need to bring a lot of eyeballs to HBO Max to be considered a success. Zack Snyder’s Justice League — all four hours of it, broken into a quartet of hourlong episodes — is expected to premiere on HBO Max at some point in 2021.

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The Banks Family Returns In ‘Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)’

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Claire Epting”>Claire EptingPublished: September 24, 2020Touchstone Pictures

Nancy Meyers is bringing Father of the Bride back for a new mini-sequel, Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish). It's been 25 years since we've seen the cast on screen together in Father of the Bride Part II. The online special, written and directed by Meyers, will air on Netflix’s YouTube and Facebook channels tomorrow evening. Check out the teaser clip below:

Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish) will reunite Steve Martin as George Banks, Diane Keaton as Nina Banks, Kieran Culkin as Matty Banks, Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Annie Banks-MacKenzie. George Newbern will be back as Bryan MacKenzie, and Martin Short is returning as Franck Eggelhoffer. Of course, there will be a few surprise guests.

The trailer doesn’t reveal too much about what the mini-sequel will entail, except for the fact that it takes place in 2020. But there’s still definitely a chance it might take place over Zoom, based on the various “cast reunions” we've seen since coronavirus started. And since it’s exclusive to Netflix's social channels, that could be a clue that this will be a virtual special. Still, it’s promising that nearly every major player from Father of the Bride is involved, no matter what form the reunion comes in. The event also serves as a benefit for World Central Kitchen, an organization that provides meals for kids and families impacted by Covid-19.

Catch Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish) Friday, September 25 at 3PM PST or 6PM EST on Netflix’s YouTube and Facebook.

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The Real Reason Why ‘National Treasure 3’ Never Happened

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Claire Epting”>Claire EptingPublished: September 24, 2020Disney

It's a question that has plagued our nation since 2008. Where the hell is National Treasure 3? In a new video interview with Collider, Disney Production Executive Jason Reed confirmed that a third movie was always in his plans. “I tried my damnedest to get National Treasure 3 up. I love those movies. I worked on those from inception,” he stated. So what exactly went down?

“What I felt happened is even though the movies were extremely successful and had a really strong fanbase, it’s a movie that gets brought up all the time, the company was never able to capitalize on it as a franchise,” Reed continued. “It was more of a movie with a sequel and National Treasure 3 would have been another sequel.” So basically, Disney couldn't find a way to get fans to buy National Treasure merch. Lots of of people would wear a shirt with Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow on it, but not as many would wear one with Nicolas Cage holding the Declaration of Independence.

Reed also cited Disney’s failure to integrate the series into the parks as a reason to hold off on a third movie. A National Treasure attraction would definitely have felt at home in Disney World’s Liberty Square. A National Treasure: Book of Secrets attraction could have even been a good fit for Adventureland, but good luck trying to kick Indiana Jones Adventure or Tarzan’s Treehouse out of there. The bigger franchises, in fact, are what’s keeping Disney from focusing on National Treasure. “It makes it harder to make a company like Disney focus resources on something when they can go make Toy Story or buy a cruise ship,” Reed explained.

Now, over a decade later, it could finally be time for the series to return. Reed suggested that new technology could make the National Treasure series more relevant in the form of location-based gameplay like Pokemon-Go. “I know Jerry [Bruckheimer] keeps working on stuff and I know there’s a lot of interest in a series in another feature,” he said. Back in May, Disney announced that a National Treasure Disney+ series was in the works, in addition to National Treasure 3. We have no idea when these projects will come to fruition. But one way or another, we just have to find out what’s on Page 47. The future of our country depends on it.

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Zack Snyder Planning ‘Justice League’ Reshoots With Original Cast

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 24, 2020HBO Max

Die-hard Zack Snyder fans will finally get their wish when the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League premieres next year. But by now it should be clear that this director’s cut never really existed before, at least not in a finished, screenable form. Snyder and his team are now working on finishing the special effects — and soon will reassemble much of the film’s cast for reshoots in October.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder will bring back several of the film’s stars for new material that Snyder never got to shoot before he left the project for personal reasons midway through the original production:

The shoot, which will turn the “Snyder Cut” into a four-episode limited series, is expected to bring back Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman for new scenes. Also set to appear on the call sheet for what is expected to be a week-or-so-long shoot is Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Fisher is currently scheduled to attend despite an ongoing investigation into accusations that Snyder’s replacement as director of Justice League, Joss Whedon, engaged in “misconduct and abuse while reshooting Justice League.” Fisher has yet to make his specific allegations public, but he’s claimed that Whedon’s supposed abusive actions were “enabled” by Warners and DC executives Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. Warner Bros. has since begun looking into Fisher’s claims, although they’ve also said publicly that Fisher was “not cooperating” with their investigation. (He disagreed.) Most reports on Snyder’s original vision of Justice League claim Cyborg was meant to be a much more important part of the team and the story, so his participation in reshoots will be very important.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is expected on HBO Max in 2021. The finished product will be four hourlong episodes, rather than a single film. No wonder they need to shoot more stuff.

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‘On the Rocks’ Review: Sofia Coppola’s Marriage Story

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 24, 2020Apple TV+

Felix, Bill Murray’s character in On the Rocks, is the man Phil Connors aspired to be at the start of Groundhog Day. He’s enormously wealthy, with a personal driver ready to take him anywhere at a moment’s notice. He’s a cultured art dealer who never seems to need to work. He’s a grandfather, probably in his 70s, yet he remains irresistible to women. While he loves to pontificate about the animalistic nature of humanity’s biological urges— men feel a compulsion to mate, he claims, and not necessarily monogamously — he does not possess the sort of soulful enlightenment that Phil Connors finds after thousands of Groundhog Days. That seems quite all right with Felix.

Felix isn’t On the Rocks’ main character, but he is its most interesting one, the one who seems to have the most to say and the most to hide; the one that writer/director Sofia Coppola gives her strongest comedic material and saddest monologues; the one who’s played by Bill Murray in yet another performance that feels so tossed off and yet so finely tuned. It is not difficult to see why people are drawn to Felix; he radiates that rumpled, accidental cool that Murray’s pumped out onscreen for decades. In one scene, Felix croons a love song in a bar, accompanied by a man on guitar. Felix does not have a very good singing voice, yet the audience is rapt. Like Bill Murray, he’s a born performer.

He spends most of the film performing for his daughter, who is now a wife and mom with kids of her own. That’s Laura (Rashida Jones), who lives in Lower Manhattan with Dean (Marlon Wayans) and their two impossibly cute children. The movie opens with Laura and Dean’s wedding, as they gaze into each other’s eyes with total love, then sneak away from the reception for a romantic skinny dip in a private pool. Smash cut to several years later, and domestic bliss ain’t too blissful. Dean’s consumed with work and travel; Laura feels disconnected. One night, he returns late from a work trip, possibly under the influence, and kisses her — only to pull back when Laura speaks to him and he recognizes her voice. Did Dean think he was in bed with someone else? And why did he return from his latest trip with a woman’s toiletry bag in his luggage?

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Dean’s got an explanation for that. He’s got an explanation for everything. Laura’s still suspicious — and with a dad like Felix, it’s easy to see why. As a man who insists he knows men and their innate susceptibility to cheating from experience, Felix is suspicious too. After he catches wind of this small mystery, he begins to spur Laura to investigate further. Pretty soon father and daughter are tailing her husband around New York as they try to suss out whether Dean might be carrying on an affair.

On the Rocks’ opening scenes wryly observe the details of marriage and young parenthood with a keen eye: The burdening routines of school, daycare, and meals; the pressure and disappointment of bad birthday presents and chemistry-free dates; the fleeting moments of intimacy interrupted by the shrill wails of unhappy kids. When Laura grows suspicious, and Felix enters the equation, Coppola pushes the story into screwball comedy territory, with the father-daughter team snooping in increasingly outlandish ways. (They’re posh about it too; they eat caviar in his vintage convertible during a stakeout.) The second half doesn’t necessarily match with the first. That could be part of Coppola’s goal; to give Laura a taste of the excitement she’s been missing in her relationship.

Although it’s easy to read at least some autobiographical elements into Laura — she’s been married about as long as Coppola; they have the same number of kids, she comes from a rich family with a famous, charismatic father  — the role isn’t really a showy one for Jones. Murray’s the one who gets the witty dialogue and the handsome clothes; Jones is in full mom mode, and mostly responds to Felix’s musings on relationships with frustration and scolding. When Dean’s possible infidelity leads to a confrontation between husband and wife, their conversation is oddly anticlimactic. The ending the film arrives at feels a little wrong for the journey that Coppola took us on to get there.

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The much better dustup is between Laura and Felix, who loves his daughter but obviously has ulterior motives in helping her keep tabs on Dean. Although Laura thinks she understands her dad, he may not be quite as opaque as she thinks — or as simplistic as Felix himself believes all men to be in their singular drive to mate and conquer and possess women. With Dean off on his own, possibly up to no good, this movie that looked like it was about a marriage becomes more about a parent/child relationship, and about this very complicated dad who, by his own measure, is fighting against his own DNA to be a better father.

During one of Laura and Felix’s conversations — this one in a plush Manhattan bar sipping martinis, an image that could not feel more out of place in 2020 if the bar was on Mars — Felix insists that he’s going deaf, but only to female voices. It’s their higher pitch, he claims, that his aging ears no longer receive. Felix says chauvinistic stuff like that all throughout On the Rocks. He might be going deaf. He still hears his daughter very clearly.

RATING: 6/10

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How WandaVision Could Introduce The Next Marvel Team and Villain

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”ScreenCrush Staff”>ScreenCrush StaffPublished: September 23, 2020Marvel

We’re still obsessed with the trailer for WandaVision, the first Marvel Studios series premiering on Disney+. Could it be a prelude to House of M? Is it all a dream? Is Vision dead or alive? Does Kevin Feige just really, really like Bewitched? We have a lot of questions.

We’ve also got theories. Our latest video breaks down some of the biggest ones in the MCU right now: What if WandaVision is actually how the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces the Young Avengers? What if the next big Marvel villain… is a Stark? Coming on the heels of the news that Kang will appear in Ant-Man 3, this could change the entire future of the MCU. If you look carefully, you can kind of figure out where the MCU is headed during Phase Four. Just how could this all shake out? Watch this video and find out:

If you liked this video about all our wild WandaVision theories, check out more of our videos below, including all the Easter eggs in the first WandaVision trailer, our comparison of Justice League and Avengers, and our comparison of Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. WandaVision premieres on Disney+ later this year.

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Daniel Levy Tells Kimmel He Hopes For A ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Reunion

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Claire Epting”>Claire EptingPublished: September 23, 2020CBC

The cast of Schitt’s Creek has a lot to celebrate right now. The CBC-commissioned show won a record-breaking total of nine Emmys last Sunday, the first show to ever sweep all categories in its field. Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Annie Murphy made a virtual appearance on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to commemorate their big wins. Daniel also hinted at a possible Schitt’s Creek reunion in the future. Check out the clip below:

In regards to a show reunion, Daniel joked: “I guess it just depends on how much money people want to spend.” But in all seriousness, he would love to have a homecoming of sorts in the future. “If we come back in some capacity, which I hope we do, it has to be deserving of everyone’s time.” However, he also noted the value of ending a series on a high note, which reflects “a kind of elegance bowing out when people still care about you.”

In the segment, the cast also addressed the Schitt’s Creek Emmy party, which was held in Canada. Due to restrictions from the Canadian government, the party had to be much smaller than it was planned to be. This meant that not every crew member was invited, which Daniel described as leading to a “strange kind of vibe going into the evening.”

Have we seen the last of the Rose family, or will we get a reunion a couple years down the line? That remains unknown. But in the meantime, you can still watch (or re-watch) the first four seasons of Schitt’s Creek on Netflix now. The award-winning Season 5 will become available on October 7.

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Disney Pushes Back Almost All Its 2020 Movies to Next Year

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”ScreenCrush Staff”>ScreenCrush StaffPublished: September 23, 2020Fox

A month ago, there was reason to feel at least a little hopeful about the future of movie theaters. After months of closures due to the coronavirus, there was a full fall season of upcoming movies. Then Tenet opened around the country — quietly. In some areas, theaters remain closed. In other areas, theaters opened, but audiences didn’t return in massive numbers, fearing that time spent in an enclosed space with strangers could expose them to the virus.

A month later, the mood has darkened significantly. Tenet’s weak box office sparked a wave of delays including Wonder Woman 1984 and Candyman. Today Disney followed suit, pushing back almost their entire 2020 film slate to next year. Its big Marvel tentpole, Black Widow, will now open in May of 2021, while the murder mystery Death on the Nile and the Steven Spielberg musical West Side Story are getting bumped as well.

More, per Variety:

“Death on the Nile” — a follow-up to 2017’s box office hit “Murder on the Orient Express” — will bow on Dec. 18, 2020, vacating its original Oct. 23 premiere. “Death on the Nile,” a murder mystery based on Agatha Christie’s novel, appeals to an older moviegoers, a demographic that might be hesitant to return to indoor spaces during the pandemic. “West Side Story,” which marks Spielberg’s first foray into musicals, was expected to be a key Academy Awards contender. An awards career may still be in its future, but not at this year’s Oscars. “West Side Story” will launch a year later than expected, on Dec. 10, 2021 instead of Dec. 18, 2020.

One of the few 2020 movies Disney didn’t delay yet is Pixar’s Soul, which is still slated for November 20. Will it get released on that date? Will it get postponed eventually anyway? Will Disney eventually push it to Disney+, the way it did with Mulan? Any option seems equally possible.

Whatever happens, this is already terrible news for theaters, who are now faced with a fall almost completely devoid of big movies. Theaters reopened on the promise that these blockbusters would be coming, and now they are not. Soul, Wonder Woman, and maybe No Time to Die and Dune are not going to be enough to keep these businesses profitable. What’s a movie theater without new movies? It’s a big empty building.

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‘Black Widow’ Delayed to Summer 2021

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 23, 2020Marvel

Black Widow is not coming out this year.

With the United States recently passing 200,000 deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, and cases continuing to rise every single day, it’s looking less and less likely that movie theaters will return to normal any time this year. Tenet’s weak box-office performance since early September has spurred numerous studios to push back the rest of their 2020 blockbuster lineup. Today, Disney announced a slew of changes, none bigger than Black Widow, which is now delayed until next year.

The film, the first in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was originally scheduled for release on May 1, 2020. The pandemic made that impossible, so Marvel delayed the film to November. With the situation only slightly improved, Marvel basically had no choice but to delay the film again, to May 7, 2021. That means the film will now open in theaters a full year after originally planned — and that’s under the best of circumstances.

According to Variety, a bunch of other MCU movies are moving back as a result:

Due to the interconnected nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Widow’s” move shifted back other installments in the superhero franchise. “Eternals,” a comic book adventure about a super-powered alien race, will debut on Nov. 5, 2021. It was previously dated for Feb. 12, 2021. Chloé Zhao directed the film, which stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan and Kumail Nanjiani.

This news tells you that whatever Mulan made on Disney+ as a “premium” rental, it wasn’t enough to convince Marvel and Disney to release Black Widow the same way. Movies this big need theaters to recoup their investment. Which means that we could be waiting a very long time to see a new Marvel movie.

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‘The Suicide Squad’s Peacemaker Is Getting His Own HBO Max Series

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 23, 2020HBO Max

The Suicide Squad is not going to die when the movie is done.

Almost a year before the film is due in theaters, Warner Bros. and HBO Max have announced they’ve ordered a series based on one of its new characters, Peacemaker, who’s played in The Suicide Squad by John Cena. The show will run for eight episodes on HBO Max, and Cena will star. The Suicide Squad’s writer/director, James Gunn, will write the entire show and also direct “multiple” episodes, including the premiere, according to the press release.

Here’s what that press release had to say about the show itself:

While details about Peacemaker are being kept under wraps, the series will explore the origins of the character that Cena will play in the upcoming film, a man who believes in peace at any cost — no matter how many people he has to kill to get it. The series will extend the world that Gunn is creating for The Suicide Squad movie, which is scheduled to be released in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 6, 2021.

Peacemaker follows Warner Bros. giving another upcoming DC movie, The Batman, a spinoff show; director Matt Reeves is working on a series for HBO Max about Gotham City cops. So that looks to be Warners’ synergistic approach; big movies connected to interesting TV series to draw customers to HBO Max streaming. This plan could backfire; if the movies are bad, will anyone care about a TV series? But if the movies are good, then these high-profile series, with big-name stars and popular DC characters, could give HBO Max an edge in the streaming wars. Per the press release, Peacemaker will go into production in “early 2021, prior to Gunn beginning work on the next Guardians of the Galaxy film.”

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‘Helstrom’ Trailer: The MCU Hits Hulu

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”ScreenCrush Staff”>ScreenCrush StaffPublished: September 23, 2020Hulu

The Marvel Cinematic Universe expanding its television presence couldn’t come at a better time for Marvel fans. Movie theaters are struggling, blockbusters keep getting postponed, and if Black Widow gets delayed again, it could be months or more before we see a new MCU movie. Thankfully, Marvel’s new batch of TV shows is just starting to hit streaming. WandaVision is supposed to arrive by the end of 2020 on Disney+, but even before that we’ll see the first season of Helstrom on Hulu.

Based on Marvel’s supernatural hero, the show stars Tom Austen as Daimon Helstrom, who’s also known in Marvel Comics as the Son of Satan. That probably tells you why Helstrom is a Hulu series and not a Disney+ series. (Not a ton of Satan on Disney+!) The show also stars Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, June Carryl, Ariana Guerra, and Alain Uy.

The first trailer for the show just arrived — here it is:

Here’s the show’s official synopsis:

As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic, as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills.

Helstrom premieres on Hulu on October 16. All 10 episodes in Season 1 will be available on its premiere date.

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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Trailer: Aaron Sorkin’s New Drama

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Claire Epting”>Claire EptingPublished: September 23, 2020Netflix

Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming political drama The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Molly's Game). The movie is based on the real life protests that occurred at the 1968 Democratic Convention, and the 1969 trial of seven defendants who were charged with conspiracy by the federal government. Watch the gripping preview below:

As fans of The Social Network know well, no one can make a court room scene as exciting as Sorkin can. From the trailer, we can already get a sense of The Trial of the Chicago 7’s high-energy, emotionally gripping tone. The heavyweight all-star cast elevates things even further. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Eddie Redmayne all appear in the trailer, so fully in character you might not even recognize them at first.

Netflix’s new courtroom drama comes at a particularly relevant time in our country's history. As protests against police brutality and racial injustice continue nationwide, a true story such as this one will resonate with many viewers. The Trial of the Chicago 7 will shed light on a story that many Americans have not yet heard.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is hitting select theaters in September. But considering movie theaters aren’t the safest place to be right now, Netflix has decided to release the movie to its platform on October 16. So in less than a month, we'll have a new Aaron Sorkin drama to watch from the comfort of our homes. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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Everything New on Netflix in October

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 23, 2020Netflix

Netflix is ready to make your Halloween extra spooky. (Frankly, if I wanted to be scared this Halloween I just read the news, but you do whatever works for you.) The streaming giant’s got The Haunting of Bly Manor, the follow-up to the hit horror series The Haunting of Hill House. They’re also premiering a remake of Rebecca, the Alfred Hitchcock classic that won the Best Picture Academy Award. And there’s also The Trial of the Chicago 7, a new courtroom drama from Aaron Sorkin, the writer of The Social Network.

And then there’s like 200 other things as well. Here’s everything coming to Netflix in October 2020:

Avail. 10/1/20
Bom Dia, Verônica / Good Morning, Verônica — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
While hunting for a dating-site predator, an underused police clerk discovers an abused wife with a horrific secret — and a web of conspiracy hiding it.

Carmen Sandiego: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Carmen and her crew touch down in Mexico City, New Orleans, Venice and more on their quest to stay one step ahead of V.I.L.E.

Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
1900: A rich newcomer with a shady past arrives in Munich determined to crash the local Oktoberfest with his own brewery. But when his daughter falls in love with the heir to a rival brewery, a violent chain of events is unleashed that will threaten both families’ futures.

Pasal Kau / All Because of You — NETFLIX FILM
After falling for a guest, an unsuspecting hotel staff becomes embroiled in a hostage scheme and discovers true love in an unlikely place.

The Worst Witch: Season 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY
A series of challenges push Mildred and Ethel's magical powers to the limit as they compete for the honor of being named Head Girl.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Along Came a Spider
Bakugan: Armored Alliance: Season 2
Basic Instinct
Black '47
Cape Fear
Code Lyoko: Seasons 1-4
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Employee of the Month
Enemy at the Gates
Evil: Season 1
Familiar Wife: Season 1
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate
Free State of Jones
Ghost Rider
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Gran Torino
House of 1,000 Corpses
Human Nature
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
I'm Leaving Now
The Longest Yard (1974)
The Parkers: Seasons 1-5
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire
The Prince & Me
Poseidon (2006)
The Outpost
Stranger than Fiction
Superman Returns
Sword Art Online: Alicization
The Unicorn: Season 1
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Yogi Bear
You Cannot Hide: Season 1

Avail. 10/2/20
A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween — NETFLIX FAMILY
Cory, Chrissy and Freddie are on the hunt for king-sized candy bars this Halloween! But are all the treats worth the trek to the spooky side of town?

Ahí te encargo / You’ve Got This — NETFLIX FILM
An ad creative and a successful executive have a great marriage – until he wants to be a dad just as her star is rising. Then he brings someone new home.

The Binding — NETFLIX FILM
While visiting her fiancé's mother in southern Italy, a woman must fight the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter.


While a lifetime of making documentaries has convinced her of the power of true stories, Kirsten Johnson is ready to use every escapist movie-making trick in the book if it will help her 86-year-old psychiatrist father elude death.

Emily, an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris. Her new life is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles work, friendships, and romance.

A young, naïve female journalist goes undercover to expose the shady business of human trafficking in Nigeria and encounters a brutal underworld.

Serious Men — NETFLIX FILM
When a slum dweller spins a web of lies in pursuit of the upward mobility he has long craved, his ruse could be especially dangerous for his young son.

Based on the acclaimed podcast of the same name, and from host Hrishikesh Hirway and Oscar®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, each episode of Song Exploder features some of the world's greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. The series weaves together in-depth interviews, archival footage, and raw recordings as each artist breaks down their song, layer by layer, sharing intimate insight into the personal inspiration behind the music and lyrics.

Vampires vs. the Bronx — NETFLIX FILM
A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from a band of vampires.

Avail. 10/4/20

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
A broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future.

Avail. 10/6/20
Dolly Parton: Here I Am
Saturday Church

StarBeam: Halloween Hero — NETFLIX FAMILY
Greedy Captain Fishbeard is stealing everybody's Halloween treats for himself, but StarBeam and Boost have some tricks up their sleeves to save the day!

Walk Away from Love


Avail. 10/7/20
Hubie Halloween — NETFLIX FILM
Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbor have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them. Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph, produced by Happy Madison.

Schitt's Creek: Season 6

Facing the end of civilization when a terrifying plague strikes, a group risks their lives, loves — and humanity — in a brutal struggle to survive. From 1-2-3 Production.

Avail. 10/9/20
In this docuseries, a tight-knit group of deaf students share their stories and explore the perks and pitfalls of life at Gallaudet University.

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 2: Rio — NETFLIX FAMILY
When one of their own goes missing, the Spy Racers must leave LA and head to Brazil to take down a crime organization in Rio.

The Forty-Year-Old Version — NETFLIX FILM
Desperate for a breakthrough as she turns 40, down-on-her-luck New York playwright Radha reinvents herself as a rapper and searches for her true voice.

Ginny Weds Sunny — NETFLIX FILM
Eager to marry but constantly rejected by women, a bachelor hopes to win over a former crush by accepting help from an unlikely source: his mother.


The Haunting of Bly Manor — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, the next highly anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England. After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller). But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.

Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters — NETFLIX FAMILY
Super Monsters visit Vida's home town for a Dia De Los Muertos parade where they meet some new Super Monsters.

Avail. 10/12/20
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Against all odds, Kipo and the gang ended an old enemy's reign of terror. Now they're on a mission to fight a fierce anti-Mute evildoer: Dr. Emilia.

Avail. 10/13/20
The Cabin with Bert Kreischer — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
After years on the grind, Bert Kreischer sets out on a purifying retreat to a remote cabin to cleanse his “mind, body and soul." In The Cabin with Bert Kreischer, a new 5-episode docu-series, the comedian is joined by his celebrity friends as he attempts bizarre therapy techniques, intense physical challenges, and ridiculously improvised encounters with nature. Special guests include Anthony Anderson, Big Jay Oakerson, Bobby Lee, Caitlyn Jenner, Deon Cole, Donnell Rawlings, Fortune Feimster, Gabriel Iglesias, Joel McHale, Joey Diaz, Kaley Cuoco, Nikki Glaser, and Tom Segura.

Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef — NETFLIX FAMILY
The Octonauts must find a way to hold back hungry swarms of coral-eating starfish to save a new friend’s fragile home on the world’s biggest reef.

Avail. 10/14/20
Alice Junior

Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.


Avail. 10/15/20
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting — NETFLIX FILM
When high school freshman Kelly Ferguson (Tamara Smart) reluctantly agrees to babysit Jacob Zellman (Ian Ho) on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be recruited into an international secret society of babysitters who protect kids with special powers from monsters. In order to keep Jacob safe from harm, Kelly teams with no-nonsense chapter Vice President Liz Lerue (Oona Laurence), tech genius Berna Vincent (Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson), creature expert Cassie Zhen (Lynn Masako Cheng) and potions master Curtis Critter (Ty Consiglio) to defeat a Boogeyman known as "The Grand Guignol" (Tom Felton), a glamorous witch named "Peggy Drood" (Indya Moore) and their legion of mysterious monsters. Based on the first installment of Joe Ballarini's popular scary book series of the same name, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is directed by Rachel Talalay, produced by Ivan Reitman and Amie Karp, with Naia Cucukov, Tom Pollock, and Ilona Herzberg executive producing. Alessio Scalzotto, Tamsen McDonough, Ashton Arbab, Crystal Balint, and Ricky He also co-star in this action-packed adventure about working together to overcome your fears.

Batman: The Killing Joke
Half & Half: Seasons 1-4

Love Like the Falling Rain — NETFLIX FILM
Fearing rejection, a young man struggles to declare his feelings for his best friend, who soon falls for another man — until a fateful incident.

One on One: Seasons 1-5
Power Rangers Beast Morphers: Season 2, Part 1

In rural India, a child with hydrocephalus gets a chance at life-changing surgery after her photos go viral. This documentary charts her journey.

Social Distance — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Shot in isolation, this tragicomic anthology series features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart.

Avail. 10/16/20
Alguien tiene que morir / Someone Has to Die — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In 1950s Spain, a couple summon their son home from Mexico to introduce him to his fiancée, but are shocked when he returns with a ballerino.

Dream Home Makeover — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee help dreams come true for real families looking to update their home tailored to their own unique style.

Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on a chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, break free and seize the future.

In a Valley of Violence

1787, France. While investigating a series of mysterious murders, Joseph Guillotin – the future inventor of the world famous ‘Guillotine’ – uncovers an unknown virus: the Blue Blood. The disease, quickly spreads amongst the French aristocracy, driving them to murder ordinary people and soon leads to a rebellion… What if the French Revolution didn’t happen the way we were told?

The Last Kids on Earth: Book 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
As the four pals continue to live it up with their monster allies, Jack worries a newly discovered radio transmitter may put an end to the fun.


The Trial of the Chicago 7 — NETFLIX FILM
What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.


Avail. 10/18/20

Avail. 10/19/20
Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
In six new episodes, Unsolved Mysteries profiles more unexplained disappearances, tragic events, and bizarre occurrences. Perhaps one viewer holds the key to solving these cases. Detectives, journalists, and family members offer intriguing theories in this gripping series, from the creators of the original docuseries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, and 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of Stranger Things.

Avail. 10/20/20

The Magic School Bus Rides Again The Frizz Connection — NETFLIX FAMILY
Lightning splits the Magic School Bus into three pieces, scattering the class across the globe with different versions of Ms. Frizzle aboard each bus!


Avail. 10/21/20
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
TV legend David Letterman teams up with Dave Chappelle, Robert Downey Jr. and more for another season of in-depth interviews and curiosity-fueled excursions.

After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas).

Avail. 10/22/20
Bending the Arc

Cadaver is a Norwegian psychological horror film that takes us on a journey where humanity is being put to a test and stars among others Gitte Witt, Thorbjørn Harr, Thomas Gullestad) and Kingsford Siayor. In the starving aftermath of a nuclear disaster, Leonora (Gitte Witt), Jacob (Thomas Gullestad) and their daughter Alice (Tuva Olivia Remman) are on the edge of survival. One day, the local hotel invites survivors to attend a theatre play, with a meal included, as a charitable effort to help those in need. Left with no choice, the family of three decide to go to the hotel, where the director, Mathias (Thorbjørn Harr), introduces the entire hotel as the stage. Attendees are given masks to help separate them from actors, but the play takes an eerie turn when audience members start to disappear. The line between reality and theatre quickly gets blurred, until Alice disappears in front of Leo and Jacob, and there’s no longer room for doubt: Something is very wrong with Mathias’ hotel.

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Yes, God, Yes

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Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.

Discover the brilliant dancers and choreographers who are shaping the art of movement around the world in this documentary series.

Over the Moon — NETFLIX FILM
Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. Directed by Oscar®-Winning Filmmaker & Animator, Glen Keane, and produced by Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou. Starring Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Robert G. Chiu, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Margaret Cho, Kimiko Glenn, Artt Butler and Sandra Oh.

Antonio sets himself up to be arrested so he'll be sent to Colombia's worst prison, La Brecha. He's after the man who kidnapped his daughter years ago.


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Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.

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Blood of Zeus — NETFLIX ANIME
A commoner living in ancient Greece, Heron discovers his true heritage as a son of Zeus, and his purpose: To save the world from a demonic army.

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY
There’s no problem that Chico Bon Bon and his “Fix-it Force” can’t solve. From building a new skate park to stopping a vehicle from falling off a cliff, this crew takes care of any engineering troubles headed their way.

Vilas: Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada / Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
A journalist spent a decade crusading against one of the largest sports corporations on the planet to prove that Guillermo Vilas was the world's best tennis player of his time.

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Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.

Metallica Through The Never

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight — NETFLIX FILM
Addicted to technology, a group of teens attends a rehabilitation camp in the forest, but a sinister force there intends to take them offline forever. From Akson Studio.

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
A team of local archaeologists excavate never before explored passageways, shafts and tombs, piecing together the secrets of Egypt’s most significant find in almost 50 years.

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A team of cops investigating the seedy underbelly of Marseille, France, find themselves in over their heads as they realize that some of their fellow officers may be deep in the pockets of the city’s gangs, and they risk losing their jobs — or worse — unless they can set things right.

The Day of the Lord — NETFLIX FILM
Menéndez is a retired priest who lives in his dark and ruinous apartment turning his back on the world. He suffers from a crisis of faith and is haunted by horrible nightmares and acts of his past that torture him. One day, he receives the visit from Sebastián, an old friend who knows Menéndez’s past business. He claims his daughter is possessed by the devil and begs for Menéndez's help to exorcize her, although he’s well aware of the aggressive methods the priest uses. Pushed by Sebastián's insistence and his inner conflict, Menéndez takes this case as a chance for redemption. He has a new goal in life but is she really possessed or will she suffer a senseless torture?

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

Somebody Feed Phil: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
"Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal travels the globe to take in the local cuisine and culture of five new cities.

Suburra: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The final judgement in the battle for land in an Italian seaside town is close, and the criminals are ready to play the game for the last time.

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The 12th Man

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‘Supergirl’ Will End After Season 6

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 22, 2020The CW

The Girl of Steel is flying off into the sunset.

The CW and Warner Bros. TV announced today that they have decided to end Supergirl after its upcoming sixth season. The third series in the Arrowverse launched in 2015 on CBS, before transitioning to The CW with its second season. On Instagram, star Melissa Benoist posted her emotional response to the news:

To say it has been an honor portraying this iconic character would be a massive understatement. Seeing the incredible impact the show has had on young girls around the world has always left me humbled and speechless… I’m so excited that we get to plan our conclusion to this amazing journey, and I cannot wait for you to see what we have in store. I promise we’re going to make it one helluva final season.

Arrow, which launched the current DC TV universe, came to an end in January of this year. Even without it and Supergirl, the Arrowverse will still continue into the future. The CW also has series for The Flash, Black Lightning, and Legends of Tomorrow. They’ve also announced a Supergirl spinoff about Superman and Lois, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, which is scheduled to debut in the near future.

Here’s Melissa Benoist’s full post on the news. The sixth season of the show is expected to air in 2021:

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See the Original ‘Jurassic Park’ Cast Reunited in 2020

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”ScreenCrush Staff”>ScreenCrush StaffPublished: September 22, 2020Universal

Sam Neill. Jeff Goldblum. Laura Dern. They are the original stars of Jurassic Park.

It’s always exciting to see them together, which doesn’t happen all that often. Neill, Goldblum, and Dern never appeared as a trio in a Jurassic Park sequel, although they all did make return appearances. Goldblum headlined The Lost World, and Neill was the star of Jurassic Park III, which also featured a supporting turn from Dern. And Goldblum returned for a brief appearance in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. That will lead into the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion, which will be the first Jurassic since the first to feature all three stars.

Dominion is currently in production, but we’ve only gotten fleeting glimpses of the film and its cast so far. Today, we got a nice reunion picture of Neill, Dern, and Goldblum all together from the official Jurassic World Twitter account, encouraging everyone to go vote this year in the 2020 election:

They’ve all got masks on, so hypothetically Sam Neill could have a huge bushy mustache, and Jeff Goldblum could be rocking a soul patch in Jurassic World: Dominion and we won’t know until there’s a trailer for the film.

Jurassic World: Dominion is scheduled to open in theaters on June 11, 2021. To see if you’re registered to vote — and to register if you’re not — go here. Happy National Voter Registration Day!

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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series Still Set For 2022 Premiere

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Claire Epting”>Claire EptingPublished: September 22, 2020HBO

Winter is coming, and so is the Game of Thrones spinoff series House of the Dragon. The show was initially set for a 2022 launch, but considering the state of television production, many feared it would be pushed back. However, HBO President Casey Bloys confirmed to Deadline that House of the Dragon is still on track for a 2022 launch. He shared that the show is currently undergoing casting, which for a series of this scale is no doubt a laborious process.

In the same interview, Bloys shared his relief with HBO’s success at the Emmys post-Game of Thrones. Indeed, there was some doubt surrounding the network’s ability to pull in awards without the massively popular fantasy series. But Succession filled the gap, earning four titles at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. “I am thrilled,” said Bloys. “It’s especially nice because there was a question how HBO would do. This is a pretty good way to answer that question.” The Game of Thrones drought can’t last forever, of course. People will eventually crave dragons, blood and betrayal again, and House of the Dragon is poised to bring those things back to the small screen.

House of the Dragon will be an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, likely taking place a good 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Ryan Condol and Miguel Sapochnik will serve as showrunners on the series. Sapochnik directed six episodes of Game of Thrones, including the highly acclaimed “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Long Night.”

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Tom Cruise Is Going Into Space To Make a Space Movie Next Year

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 22, 2020Universal

Tom Cruise has booked his ticket for outer space.

(Godspeed, Tom Cruise.)

You can’t make a space movie set in space without a way to get up there, and now Cruise has one. According to the Twitter account @ShuttleAlmanac, Tom Cruise and his director, Doug Liman, are both booked on the October 2021 tourist flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon commanded by astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria.

This outer space movie actually shot in outer space idea has been, ahem, floated for a while, but it’s been picking up steam in recent months. Rumors first began leaking out last May; then, in July, Universal became interested in distributing the project. Liman and Cruise, who previously teamed on the acclaimed sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow, will supposedly shoot this new movie with the support of NASA and SpaceX — so their seats on the SpaceX Dragon makes perfect sense.

There’s no more information at this point about the flight, or how long they’ll be up there, or whether they’re actually planning to shoot some of the movie or if this is just an extremely expensive scouting mission. Either way, it brings Cruise a step closer to his goal. You could even say it’s one small step for Tom Cruise, one giant leap for visionary filmmakers who want to shoot science-fiction movies in outer space.

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Quibi Struggles To Attract Users, Considers Sale

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Claire Epting”>Claire EptingPublished: September 22, 2020Quibi

Quibi has decided to explore strategic options after less than six months in business, including the possibility of sale. The short-form startup, founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, has struggled to secure users in a competitive streaming market. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the company is considering merging with a special purpose acquisition company.

Since launching April 1, Quibi has premiered a variety of streaming content, all of which is under 10 minutes long. Series are led by high-profile talent including Chrissy Teigen, Liam Hemsworth, and Anna Kendrick. The platform’s model is designed to give people access to high-quality entertainment on-the-go, and there lies the problem. Quibi debuted during a pandemic, when people were specifically instructed to be the opposite of on-the-go. Under lockdown, people want to binge-watch a series to pass the afternoon, not bite-sized clips. As of June, the company reported 4.5 million downloads and 1.6 million subscribers. By today’s standards, that’s really not a lot.

“Quibi has successfully launched a new business and pioneered a new form of storytelling and state-of-the-art platform,” said a Quibi spokeswoman in a statement. “Meg and Jeffrey are committed to continuing to build the business in the way that gives the greatest experience for customers, greatest value for shareholders and greatest opportunity for employees.” While this comment doesn’t specifically address Quibi’s decision to sell, it doesn’t deny it either.

In theory, Quibi could have done very well. It’s no secret that quick, digestible content is popular today, especially with younger generations. YouTube — and more recently TikTok — have established that short-form entertainment is something people love. They just might not be ready to pay Quibi’s $4.99 ($7.99 without ads) per month for it.

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Mel Gibson Is Working on a ‘Passion of the Christ ’ Sequel

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”ScreenCrush Staff”>ScreenCrush StaffPublished: September 22, 2020Newmarket Films

It has now been 16 years since The Passion of the Christ became one of the biggest independent films in history. For years and years, writer/director Mel Gibson has wanted to make a sequel, supposedly titled The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection, which would continue the story. According to the Bible, Jesus was resurrected three days after his burial, so Gibson is more than a bit behind schedule.

He’s still at it anyway. We’ve had reports about the sequel here at ScreenCrush as recently as two years ago, and now there’s another. Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel says Gibson has not given up his dream of another Passion and told Breitbart that he just completed another draft of the script. Caviezel said:

Mel Gibson just sent me the third picture, the third draft. It’s coming. It’s called The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection. It’s going to be the biggest film in world history.

The first Passion grossed more than $611 million in theaters around the world back in 2004. Adjusted for inflation, it’s the 69th biggest movie in history. So “the biggest film in world history” might be a tall ask, but it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility. Superhero movies are all the rage these days, and as Caviezel himself says, when he made The Passion of the Christ he “got to play the greatest superhero there ever was.”

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Netflix Cancels ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 21, 2020Kevin Baker / Netflix

It got great reviews from critics, it was adored by fans of the cult movie that inspired it, and last week it won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program — the first winner in that category for its streaming home, Netflix.

None of that was enough to get the show a second season.

Yes, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is done at Netflix after just a single run of ten hand-crafted episodes. Those episodes premiered over a year ago, in late August of 2019, and since then Netflix has given no word about a potential return. Today, producer Lisa Henson gave a statement to io9, confirming that a second season of Age of Resistance would not be coming. It read:

We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. We know fans are eager to learn how this chapter of The Dark Crystal saga concludes and we’ll look for ways to tell that story in the future. Our company has a legacy of creating rich and complex worlds that require technical innovation, artistic excellence, and masterful storytelling. Our history also includes productions that are enduring, often finding and growing their audience over time and proving again and again that fantasy and science fiction genres reflect eternal messages and truths that are always relevant.

While Netflix cranks out new movies and shows every week of the year, this has increasingly become part of their rep: They cancel shows freely and readily. Almost nothing lasts there for longer than a handful of seasons — even many popular shows. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is just their latest victim. In canceling the show, Netflix seems to be putting its Dark Crystal on track to join the original 1982 movie as a cult classic that went under-appreciated in its day, only to find a wider and more appreciative audience later in life. If you missed the show, it is still available on Netflix.

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Closed Movie Theaters Are Wreaking Havoc on Popcorn Farmers

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Matt Singer”>Matt SingerPublished: September 21, 2020Getty Images

The coronavirus is like a Keanu Reeves movie; a chain reaction of things that keep besetting one industry after another. The closure of movie theaters — which is still ongoing in some parts of the country — doesn’t just impact those specific companies and their employees. It also affects the studios, who don’t have a place to screen their blockbusters. And it trickles down to the companies that provide those chains with the snacks that audiences crave — most importantly popcorn, that time-honored tradition of movie theaters dating back decades.

With no one going to movie theaters, that means no one is eating movie-theater popcorn — and that means movie-theater popcorn is not selling. The Washington Post reports that the corn companies that stock theaters are faced with enormous surpluses, like Nebraska’s Preferred Popcorn, which has built new equipment just to hold all the popcorn they can’t get rid of:

Based in Chapman, Neb., Preferred has installed seven new silos to hold excess product. They will hold 15,925,000 pounds of popcorn kernels, says Plucker, while doing some math. Each pound of kernels will produce about five 130-ounce tubs — those are the jumbo buckets beloved by moviegoers — so the excess kernels stored in these seven bins would provide roughly 80 million tubs of popcorn.

Companies like Preferred can’t just pivot to selling their stock to grocery stores, the Post says, because they “do not have machinery for microwave retail packaging,” or the contracts they would need. So they’ve got 80 million tubs worth of popcorn lying around instead. Now they’re working with new partners to find new ways to sell their product. Meanwhile, theaters in New York and many areas remain closed, with no opening date in sight. Hopefully the industry gets back on its feet soon, before all that popcorn goes bad.

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‘WandaVision’: Every Easter Egg in the New Trailer

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”ScreenCrush Staff”>ScreenCrush StaffPublished: September 21, 2020Disney+

The first trailer for WandaVision, the first Marvel Studios’ series for Disney+, dropped last night during the Emmy Awards. But just what is this mysterious show all about?

The latest video from Ryan Arey and the ScreenCrush video team breaks down the trailer and finds all the hidden Marvel Easter eggs and secrets. It shows all of WandaVision’s sitcom inspirations, particularly Bewitched, and it proposes a theory for exactly what is going on in this show. (Hint: It might be a pocket universe that Wanda creates with her powers.) But who is Kathryn Hahn? Could she be playing Agatha Harkness? Plus, we connect WandaVision to the rest of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Remember: Magic and the multiverse are going to be really important in the MCU this time around — and WandaVision could be the place to introduce all of it.

Watch all of the WandaVision Easter eggs below:

If you liked this video on all the Easter eggs in the first WandaVision trailer, check out more of our videos below, including our comparison of Justice League and Avengers, our comparison of Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and our essay on the secret meaning of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. WandaVision premieres on Disney+ later this year.

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Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Workplace Reports in Talk Show Return

href=”//” rel=”author” title=”Claire Epting”>Claire EptingPublished: September 21, 2020Warner Bros.

In the first episode of Season 18, Ellen DeGeneres addressed allegations of “toxic” workplace conditions on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her opening monologue back on the Warner Bros. lot touched upon several aspects of the controversy, from the mistreatment of employees to DeGeneres’ aloof disposition on set. To an audience of individual video screens featuring viewers from all over the world, DeGeneres began her apology.

"I learned that things happened here that never should have happened," she stated. "I take that very seriously and I want to say I'm so sorry to the people that were affected. I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power, and I realize that with that comes responsibility. I take responsibility for what happens at my show."

Watch the full monologue below:

DeGeneres went on to confront several crew members’ admissions that the host was not who she appeared to be on TV. “This is me and my intention is to always be the best person I can be, and if I’ve ever let someone down, if I’ve ever hurt their feelings, I am so sorry for that,” she said. “I got into this business to make people laugh and feel good, that's my favorite thing to do. That, and Jenga.” DeGeneres’ monologue was sprinkled with similar moments of levity, some of which felt inappropriate given the circumstances.

Warner Bros.’ investigation of The Ellen DeGeneres Show began in July, after Buzzfeed News shared two news stories detailing the show’s “toxic work culture” and sexual harassment allegations. The latter caused WarnerMedia to part with three executive producers named in the report: Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman, and Jonathan Norman. The Emmy-winning daytime show has since granted its employees paid time off for birthdays, doctor's appointments, and family events. But DeGeneres' well-known “kind lady” persona remains tarnished in the eyes of many viewers.

Despite all this, DeGeneres wrapped up her monologue with hope for the future of her show: “I want to continue to help all of the people that we help every day, and I am committed to making this the best season that we have ever had.”

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