‘The Nice Guys’ Extremely Accurate 70’s Retro Trailer: Like A Hug From A Pet Rock

Shane Black’s upcoming neonoir The Nice Guys has from the very first trailer heavily played up the fact that it’s a 1970’s throwback buddy comedy, right down to the 70’s-era Warner Bros logo. That joke is taken to the logical extreme with the latest trailer, narrated, cut and even given a color wash to look exactly like the kind of trailer that now exists only in blu-ray special feature menus. Over-explaining the plot: check. Weird cuts to random scenes that feel a little…

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DreamWorks Animation Sold

So what have we learned? That talent is the fuel, but rarely the engine. And it’s harder to build an engine than find new talent. So if we go back two decades, we find three of the highest profile players in Hollywood teaming up to create a new studio, a veritable United Artists, making all […]

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Santa Barbara Fest Gets New Home at Riviera Theatre

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has a new home at the Riviera Theatre, part of a big-picture plan that includes more educational and family programs year-round. The site, built in 1926, will become the main hub for the festival, which will continue to schedule programs and screenings at downtown venues. The fest runs for… Read more »

Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy to Star in Thriller ‘Thoroughbred’

Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin are starring in psychological thriller “Thoroughbred” for June Pictures and B Story. Shooting will take place in May with Cory Finley making his directorial debut from a script based on his play about a tempestuous friendship between two suburban teenage girls — a star student home from her… Read more »

Baltimore TV Station Bomb Threat: Suspect In Serious Condition; Bomb Was Made Of Candy Bars And Wire – Update

5th UPDATE, 6:30 PM: The 25-year-old man who walked into a Fox TV station in Baltimore this afternoon claiming to be wired with a bomb was in serious condition at a hospital tonight. The man was shot at least three times by police after he ignored instructions to take his hands out of his pockets as he exited the evacuated building, the Baltimore Sun reports. Ed Brizzi of nearby Elkridge, MD, told the newspaper the man is his son, Alex, who lives at home and recently had…

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Disney Did Not Discriminate Against Autistic Kids, Federal Judge Decides

After over two years and courts from California to Florida, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts today were exonerated in a lawsuit claiming the House of Moose discriminated against families with children with autism and other developmental disorders in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. “The Clerk is directed to enter judgment providing that Plaintiff shall recover nothing on his claims and that Defendant shall recover costs from Plaintiff,” ordered U.S. District…

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