'A Simple Favor' Review
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'A Simple Favor' Review

Watching Blake Lively in the Paul Feig directed ‘A Simple Favor’, she finally came across as the woman who calls Ryan Reynolds her better half. She plays this snide martini-toting fashionista PR exec in this enjoyable "black comedy" which thrives on strong central performances but befuddles with its willfully schizophrenic tone, in this adaptation of a Darcey Bell novel.

'Bumblebee' Official Trailer

'Bumblebee' Official Trailer

Paramount's prequel spin-off follows the mystical bond between Hailee Steinfeld and earth's mightiest autobot, Bumblebee — Though Bumblebee is technically the sixth film in Paramount's Transformers decade-long series, it's hard to resist that twinge of emotion that separates Travis Knight's live-action debut from Michael Bay's previous installments.

'Love, Gilda' Review
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'Love, Gilda' Review

The incredibly talented and beloved comedian Gilda Radner died nearly 30 years ago at the too young age of 42. “Love, Gilda” is a sweet but superficial tribute to the iconic “Saturday Night Live” star. Clearly well intentioned and researched, this documentary fails to go as deep as it could or should have. Maybe that’s because director Lisa D’Apolito’s film was originally produced for TV. Following a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival this Spring, Magnolia Pictures decided to give the CNN feature a theatrical release.

Welcome to the first Boardwalk Round-Up

Welcome to the first Boardwalk Round-Up

Welcome to the very first Boardwalk Round-Up. Where Zach and his crew from the Boardwalk Times tackle all things related to Disney. — This was one of the more shocking news of the week. As Marvel usually does a different roster between the film MCU and the TV MCU. Exceptions obviously include Clark Gregg and Hayley Atwell. Now Marvel wants to get into the limited series game. Eyeing Tom Hiddleston to be in his very own Loki series. Plus Elizabeth Olsen to have her very own Scarlet Witch series. This could be a fantastic way to introduce new characters into the MCU fold and also add some layers to already established characters. The Loki series may be a prequel series because of Infinity War. Yet Olsen's series could potentially be a sequel to her work in the MCU. Post-Avengers 4 it could be a while before Scarlet Witch is back on the big screen.

Female-centric Marvel show in development at ABC from 'Wonder Woman' Writer

Female-centric Marvel show in development at ABC from 'Wonder Woman' Writer

Marvel is looking to expand the MCU into television more. — ABC has given a production commitment to a show featuring female Marvel superheroes. Allan Heinberg, who wrote Wonder Woman, will be writing the series. Details surrounding the project are under wraps. All we know so far is that it will be an hour-long drama focusing on the lesser-known female superheroes of the Marvel universe.

Cary Fukunaga will direct ‘Bond 25’

Cary Fukunaga will direct ‘Bond 25’

Fukunaga becomes just the twelfth director to helm MGM's “Bond 25” installment — Eon’s Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced earlier today that True Detective and Beasts of No Nation, Director Cary Fukunaga will direct Bond 25 starring Daniel Craig.

'Life Itself' Review
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'Life Itself' Review

The relationship drama “Life Itself” comes from writer/director Dan Fogelman, the creator of NBC’s emotionally-charged relationship drama "This Is Us". That hit show focusses on a diverse, complex family and their even more diverse and complex storylines that all connect and intertwine in very particular ways. In promoting “Life Itself”, Fogelman has stated that this film is “very different” from "This Is Us".

Melissa McCarthy is the perfect Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' (TIFF review)
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Melissa McCarthy is the perfect Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' (TIFF review)

Lee Israel was a bestselling author before she decided to make forgery her next profession. A job that suited her very well. Almost too well. — As Melissa McCarthy is perfectly cast as the washed-up writer Lee Israel, it's hard to imagine Julianne Moore was about to play her back in 2015. While Moore was at TIFF with her less than impressive role in 'Gloria Bell', Melissa McCarthy nails this dramatic performance, never overdoing it, but not dodging the occasional humor either.

'The Predator' Review
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'The Predator' Review

Yes, 'The Predator' is a bit of a mess. Given Shane Black’s involvement, it pains me to admit this. It scores points for being a passable piece of counter-programming following months of largely PG-13 fare. But that's not enough to match my high expectations.

'White Boy Rick' Review
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'White Boy Rick' Review

It's the kind of story you hear once or twice a year. Someone is plucked from their everyday life and, overnight, becomes a movie star. Richie Merritt was a 15-year-old Baltimore high school student with no resume - acting or otherwise. On a casting search, director Yann Demange chose Merritt to play the title character in his film “White Boy Rick”. But not even that story can top the one presented in this '80s true-life crime drama.

Bond 25: Screenwriting duo reportedly set to return

Bond 25: Screenwriting duo reportedly set to return

"Bond 25" saga continues. — A new report out of the Daily Mail UK speculates Eon (Everything or Nothing) Productions has brought back series writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to polish a script they originally drafted long before MGM and EON’s “bromance with Danny Boyle and John Hodge began.”

'The Predator' Review
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'The Predator' Review

These days I rarely go into a big-budget, franchise film knowing next to nothing about what I'm about to see. However, I was able to avoid all the trailers and promotion for “The Predator” and went into this reboot cold. And I’ve never watched any of the old installments - from the ’87 original with ARNOLD (the year 1987 is referenced heavily in this one), to the Danny Glover sequel, “vs. Alien” battles and 2010’s “Predators” with Adrien Brody.

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