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Paramount’s Live-Action ‘Your Name’ Movie Lands ‘Minari’ Director Lee Isaac Chung

Paramount’s Live-Action ‘Your Name’ Movie Lands ‘Minari’ Director Lee Isaac Chung
While his Sundance sensation “Minari” is still on the hook for release from A24 Films, director Lee Isaac Chung has just landed a major new project with the live-action reimagining of the beloved 2016 Japanese animated fantasy, “Your Name.” Chung will write and direct the film, which will be produced by Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Genki Kawamura, producer on the original film, with Toho handling distribution in Japan and Paramount Pictures releasing in other territories. The news was first reported by Deadline.

The original “Your Name” was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and while it didn’t land among the final five nominees, the film was a huge success in Japan and worldwide, grossing more than $350 million in total. The animated film tells the story of a high school boy living in Tokyo, and a high school girl living in a rural town, who become
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Here’s How to Watch the 2020 Emmy Awards Online

Here’s How to Watch the 2020 Emmy Awards Online
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards take place this Sunday and there’s only one way to catch the action this year — whether you’re a celebrity or not.

With Covid restrictions still in place, organizers have taken the festivities online this year, with a virtual ceremony replacing what would have been an in-person show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Host Jimmy Kimmel will now be delivering his monologue — solo — at the Staples Center, while presenters like Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda and RuPaul, will all be
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Tatiana Maslany to Play She-Hulk in New Marvel Series for Disney+

Tatiana Maslany to Play She-Hulk in New Marvel Series for Disney+
This one-time orphan has found a new TV home: Tatiana Maslany will portray superheroine She-Hulk in a new TV series for Disney+, according to multiple reports. The Orphan Black star, recently seen on HBO's Perry Mason, has yet to comment on the news. In the Marvel comics, She-Hulk's alter-ego is Jennifer Walters, cousin to Bruce Banner. She receives the powers of the green, beefy superhero thanks to a blood transfusion from her relative. In the McU, Bruce Banner—aka the Hulk—is portrayed by Mark Ruffalo, who took over the role in The Avengers following a short stint by Edward Norton in the 2008 standalone film. Not many details are known about the plot of the She-Hulk series, though it has...
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Trump Administration Announces TikTok, WeChat Ban From U.S. App Stores

Trump Administration Announces TikTok, WeChat Ban From U.S. App Stores
After months of threats against Chinese-owned social media apps, the Trump administration announced plans to ban TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores as of this weekend.

“At the president’s direction, we have taken significant action to combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a statement. “Today’s actions prove once again that President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist Party.”

Beginning Sunday,
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Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama ‘Rebel’ Starring Katey Sagal Ordered to Series at ABC

Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama ‘Rebel’ Starring Katey Sagal Ordered to Series at ABC
ABC has given out a straight-to-series order to the drama series “Rebel.”

Katey Sagal stars in the show, which is inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich. It is slated to debut in 2021. Sagal stars as Annie “Rebel” Bello, a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She’s described as a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.

In addition to Sagal, the series stars John Corbett as Grady Bello,
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Sony Animation’s ‘Connected’ from Phil Lord & Chris Miller Pushed Back from October Release

Sony Animation’s ‘Connected’ from Phil Lord & Chris Miller Pushed Back from October Release
Another one bites the dust. Following in the footsteps of the recently delayed Wonder Woman 1984 and Candyman, Sony Animation has decided to move Phil Lord & Chris Miller‘s family sci-fi adventure Connected back from the previously set October 23 release date. That will leave October pretty bare when it comes to new releases to […]

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Selena Gomez to co-lead and produce Hotel Transylvania 4

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Selena Gomez to co-lead and produce Hotel Transylvania 4
Selena Gomez is getting ready to sink her fangs into a new role when Sony Pictures Animation presents the fourth chapter of its Hotel Transylvania film series. In addition to reprising her role as Dracula's practical and effervescent daughter, Mavis, Gomez will also serve as an executive producer for the forthcoming sequel. Hotel Transylvania 4 will be directed by Jennifer…
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Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston Get Flirty During ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ Reading

Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston Get Flirty During ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ Reading
Exes Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston got flirty on Feelin’ A-Live, a virtual live table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The table read was a fundraiser for non-profits Community Organized Relief Effort (which was co-founded by Fast Times actor Sean Penn) and Reform Alliance, and to keep viewers on their toes, they swapped […]

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‘Harley Quinn’ Is Getting a Season 3 on HBO Max

‘Harley Quinn’ Is Getting a Season 3 on HBO Max
Harley Quinn, aka “the single greatest Batman adaptation ever created,” has just been greenlit for a third season that will air on HBO Max. The news came in a press release that also revealed Harley Quinn’s fellow DC Universe shows Young Justice, Doom Patrol, Titans, and Stargirl would be moving over to HBO Max, although no new seasons of those series have yet been announced. [caption id="attachment_853318" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via DC Universe/caption] If for some reason you haven’t seen Harley Quinn, stop what you are doing immediately and go binge the first two …
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Emmy 2020 Predictions: ‘Succession,’ ‘Watchmen’ & Few Surprises

Emmy 2020 Predictions: ‘Succession,’ ‘Watchmen’ & Few Surprises
In theory, we know what’s going to happen during the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. Well, in terms of who has the honor of receiving a virtual trophy that is. The socially distanced telecast itself? Eh, not so much. But when the Jimmy Kimmel hosted event comes to an end “Succession,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Watchmen” are expected to be the big series winners of the night.

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Sarah Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Alexia Landeau Join Cast of Julie Delpy’s ‘On the Verge’ (Exclusive)

Sarah Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Alexia Landeau Join Cast of Julie Delpy’s ‘On the Verge’ (Exclusive)
Sarah Jones (“Marriage Story”), Giovanni Ribisi (“Avatar”) and Alexia Landeau (“Day Out of Days”) have joined the cast of Julie Delpy’s upcoming dramedy series “On the Verge,” a co-production between Canal Plus and Netflix.

Canal Plus will air the series in France, with Netflix distributing it in the rest of world. “On The Verge” was co-developed by Canal Plus’s Original Creation label. Production recently started in Los Angeles.

Delpy, who created the series and co-wrote it with Landeau, will also headline “On the Verge” alongside Elisabeth Shue, as previously announced. With Jones, Ribisi and Landeau on board, the key cast is now complete.
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Jaden Smith Snapchat Series on Voting and Racial Justice Sets Premiere Date

Jaden Smith Snapchat Series on Voting and Racial Justice Sets Premiere Date
Jaden Smith is hosting a new Snapchat original series, “The Solution Committee,” which taps young activists and celebrity friends to explore ways to effect social and racial justice — and urge viewers to vote.

The show will premiere exclusively on Snapchat on Sept. 21, one day before National Voter Registration Day. “The Solution Committee” is produced by Westbrook Media, led by Jaden’s parents — Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The unscripted series is the second from Westbrook Media for Snap, following Will Smith’s “Will From Home,” which premiered earlier this spring and has been watched by over 35 million Snapchat users, according to Snap.

Smith, 22, will be joined on “The Solution Committee” by a range of celebrity guests including Hailey Bieber, Common, Willow Smith, Janelle Monáe, Phoebe Robinson, Yara Shahidi, and Lena Waithe. New episodes from the eight-episode series will hit Snapchat’s Discover page on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

“Historically,
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The War and Treaty’s Journey Toward Hope

The War and Treaty’s Journey Toward Hope
When Michael Trotter sat down on the staircase inside his home in Albion, Michigan, one day in 2017, he was ready to end his life. Grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, Trotter thought that maybe his life insurance policy could solve his wife and young son’s financial woes if he died. “I felt like I was the weight holding them back,” Trotter says. “I had failed, I guess, one time too many.”

Distressed, Trotter’s wife and musical partner, Tanya Blount Trotter, called the police and tried
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Movistar Plus President Discusses Global Expansion

Movistar Plus President Discusses Global Expansion
In the run-up to the San Sebastián film festival, where Movistar Plus will world-premiere two of its most ambitious series to date — “Riot Police” and “Tell Me Who I Am” — president Sergio Oslé chatted with Variety about its new phase in production, working with AMC Studios, and the runaway success of a series about what makes people kill for their ideas.

Movistar Plus seems to be entering a different production phase….

It was very clear to me that we wouldn’t be able to sustain the production levels that we were achieving in the world that we are living these
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Inside 9/20, the Holiday for Psychedelic Mushrooms

Inside 9/20, the Holiday for Psychedelic Mushrooms
This column is a collaboration with DoubleBlind, a print magazine and media company at the forefront of the psychedelic movement.

Many people likely know of 4/20 as the international cannabis holiday and 4/19, a.k.a. Bicycle Day — the anniversary of when chemist Albert Hofmann intentionally took LSD, and rode his bike through Basel, Switzerland — as the international holiday for acid. But magic mushrooms, too, have their own holiday: 9/20.

Unlike April 20th, which was established as a holiday in the 1970s, and April 19th, which dates back to 1943, September 20th is a fairly new holiday.
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Useful Idiots: Glenn Greenwald on Reality Winner Controversy and Asking Trump to Pardon Snowden

Useful Idiots: Glenn Greenwald on Reality Winner Controversy and Asking Trump to Pardon Snowden
In this week’s quarantine episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept, who has yet again found himself in the middle of some media controversies.

For Democrats suck, Katie breaks down the recent viral Joe Biden clip, in which Biden plays “Despacito” from his phone at a rally during Hispanic Heritage Month. “That’s what we call Hispandering,” says Katie, who translates the sensual lyrics of the song into English for our listeners.

Katie also gets fired
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See Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Break Down ‘Watchmen’ Interrogation Scene

See Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Break Down ‘Watchmen’ Interrogation Scene
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won their first Emmy Award Thursday for their work on HBO’s Watchmen, which the duo composed the score for. Reznor and Ross, as well as series creator Damon Lindelof, recently joined Rolling Stone for a lengthy video interview where they broke down some of Watchmen’s musical cues and key scenes.

In this bonus footage from the conversation, Reznor and Ross detail how they crafted the music for the interrogation scene featuring Tim Blake Nelson’s Looking Glass. “We wanted a piece of music that built and changed,
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TV Ratings: ‘Love Island’ Scores Season High 2 Million Viewers

TV Ratings: ‘Love Island’ Scores Season High 2 Million Viewers
Love Island” has swapped its titular island for Las Vegas this season, and the show just scored its largest dice roll (read audience) of the season.

Episode 19 of season 2 drew a total of 2 million viewers, a 6% increase from last episode. That represents it largest tally of the season to date, narrowly beating out the premiere which drew 1.9 million. Last night’s episode scored a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49, even on the week prior. Earlier on Thursday night, “Big Brother” ticked down from last week to a 1.0 rating and 4.1 million total viewers. Despite the slight dip, those numbers were easily enough
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Beyond Fest 2020 to Open With Jim Cummings’ ‘Wolf of Snow Hollow,’ Screen Justin Simien’s ‘Bad Hair’

Beyond Fest 2020 to Open With Jim Cummings’ ‘Wolf of Snow Hollow,’ Screen Justin Simien’s ‘Bad Hair’
Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the U.S., will open on Oct. 2 with the world premiere of Jim Cummings’ werewolf tale “The Wolf of Snow Hollow” and Joe Dante’s classic film “The ‘Burbs.”

The social-distanced, drive-in event at the Mission Tiki Drive-In in Montclair, Calif., will close on Oct. 8 with the world premiere of Beyond Fest alumni Christopher Landon’s “Freaky” and a special screening of the 2011 horror comedy “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.”

“We covet the theatrical experience above all, and following the overwhelming success of our drive-in program, we never hesitated in keeping Beyond Fest a physical experience,” said Beyond Fest co-founder Christian Parkes. “We specifically wanted to give Covid-19 a resilient middle finger and provide a safe, communal respite for filmmakers and film fans to celebrate the best genre cinema on the biggest screens possible.”

Other highlights from the event include the West Coast
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Federal Judge to Postal Service: Fix What Louis DeJoy Broke

Federal Judge to Postal Service: Fix What Louis DeJoy Broke
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service — run by GOP megadonor-turned-Postmaster Louis DeJoy — to suspend and reverse changes that risk disrupting the 2020 election. District Judge Stanley Bastian’s ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by 14 states that alleged DeJoy misused his authority as postmaster to aid the reelection of Donald Trump. “Plaintiffs have made a strong showing that the recent changes are the result of an effort by the current Administration to use the Postal Service as a tool in partisan politics” in violation of federal law,
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