‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Toys Make Debut in Superfan-Created Film

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, on the heels of last year’s blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Merchandising is an integral part of the “Star Wars” universe, and some of the new “Rogue One” toys were just unveiled via a superfan-created stop-motion film…. Read more »

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Toys Unwrapped Tonight Via Fanboy Short Series ‘#GoRogue’ – Watch

Tonight, Disney is unveiling the new toy line from its upcoming prequel Rogue One: A Star Wars Story via an auteurish-fanboy means.
Rather than just unbox toys across several international time zones like last year’s “Force Friday” which earned an estimated $1B in Star Wars Force Awakens merchandise retails sales, Rogue One toys are being revealed in #GoRogue, a four-part series of fan-made stop-motion animated shorts that spotlight the action figures. The shorts are…

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‘Bachelorette’ Runner-Up Will Be New ‘Bachelor’; Diversity Issue Remains Unresolved

Nick Viall, the runner-up on both Kaitlyn Bristowe’s and Andi Dorfman’s seasons of The Bachelorette and a current participant on the third season of Bachelor in Paradise, will be the next star of ABC’s The Bachelor when the series returns in January 2017.
The announcement was made live tonight on Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise, and, though apparently a franchise favorite, Viall does nothing to address the long-standing issue of diversity – or lack thereof – in the…

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Film Review: ‘Sadako vs. Kayoko’

With Japan’s two most famous fright franchises having squeezed sequels or remakes dry and needing to be spliced together like a human centipede, the result can only be the J-horror to end all J-horrors. Director-writer Koji Shiraishi (“Carved: The Split Mouth Girl”) knows that self-parody is the only way to go with “Sadako vs. Kayoko,” contriving a goofy… Read more »

Film Review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’

The word “dark,” when applied to filmmaking, has become a rather neutral description, because it can mean so many different things. (“Beasts of No Nation” is dark, and so are Todd Solondz movies, “Chinatown,” and “Deadpool.”) But Derek Cianfrance, the writer-director of “Blue Valentine,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” and the somber new period romantic… Read more »

Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon Set for David Koresh Miniseries From Weinstein Television

Weinstein Television is developing a miniseries to star Taylor Kitsch as the cult leader David Koresh, who led the deadly 1993 standoff with federal agents that left him and nearly 80 of his followers dead in Waco, Texas. Michael Shannon is on board to play FBI negotiator Gary Noesener. Brothers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle… Read more »

Michael Shannon & Taylor Kitsch Topline Weinstein Co. Series ‘Waco’, Based On 1993 Siege

The Weinstein Company is developing a TV series about the 1993 Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, and has set Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch to star. Brothers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle will write the series with the former directing.
Shannon will play lead FBI negotiator Gary Noesner, and Kitsch is set as David Koresh, notorious leader of the religious group that was holed up in their compound for nearly two months. The pair will executive produce along with…

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‘The Bachelor’ Season 21: Nick Viall is ABC’s Next Leading Man

Nick Viall is officially the next “Bachelor” for Season 21 of ABC’s reality dating show. Mike Fleiss, creator of the “Bachelor” franchise, made the announcement Tuesday evening on his personal Twitter account. Your new #Bachelor is @viallnicholas28 — Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) August 31, 2016 “The Bachelor” premiered in 2002 and has become the longest-running reality dating series, spinning… Read more »