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David Lynch wants you to think before you tweet about movies David Lynch wants you to think before you tweet about movies

David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, an annual event benefitting the Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive director’s quasi-New Age David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace (specifically, it encourages the practice of transcendental meditation, which Lynch believes is essential to creativity…

Amazon revives The Expanse, proving that airplane banners really do work Amazon revives The Expanse, proving that airplane banners really do work

Less than a week after we reported on the efforts to revive Syfy’s The Expanse, including an airplane banner that was flown above Amazon Studios’ headquarters in California, Amazon Studios has reportedly decided to revive the space drama for a fourth season. That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says that…

George Takei says, "I wish him peace," after accuser walks back sexual assault claim George Takei says, "I wish him peace," after accuser walks back sexual assault claim

Any growing process is bound to be painful. And one of the more painful accusations to come out of the entertainment industry’s outing of sexual predators in its midst came from a man named Scott Brunton, who said in November that beloved Star Trek actor and social-media personality George Takei had drugged and groped…

Morgan Freeman responds to sexual harassment allegations: "I did not assault women" Morgan Freeman responds to sexual harassment allegations: "I did not assault women"

Following up on the short statement he made after CNN released a story Thursday in which eight women who had all worked with Morgan Freeman in some capacity accused the acting legend of sexual harassment, Freeman has released a longer statement apologizing for what he characterizes as “jok[ing] with and…

Netflix cancels Arrested Development UK press tour after that infuriating NYT interview  Netflix cancels Arrested Development UK press tour after that infuriating NYT interview 

An instantly infamous New York Times interview with the cast of Arrested Development that ran earlier this week has sparked a conversation about what director Steven Soderbergh has called the “extreme asshole clause” in entertainment—the idea that, just because a person’s abusive behavior on set isn’t sexual in…

Harvey Weinstein arrested, formally charged with rape Harvey Weinstein arrested, formally charged with rape

As promised, this morning disgraced ex-movie mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the NYPD, who formally arrested him on charges of rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct, as CNN reports. Weinstein cracked a strained smile for the photographers gathered outside as he was led…

Jeffrey Tambor will compete for an Emmy after all, thanks to Netflix and Arrested Development Jeffrey Tambor will compete for an Emmy after all, thanks to Netflix and Arrested Development

In what’s amounting to a cold war between Amazon and Netflix, with the trans community caught in the middle, Deadline reports that Jeffrey Tambor—who was fired from Transparent in February amid charges of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior from two trans women who work on the show, and was subsequently …

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is this year's recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Julia Louis-Dreyfus is this year's recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is going to need a bigger awards shelf: The 11-time Emmy winner will have to clear some space, as Deadline reports that she’s this year’s recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The prize, which has been given out every year since 1998 by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing…

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in June Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in June

As its plan to release 1,000 original movies and tv series by the end of 2018 reaches the halfway point, Netflix’s June offerings are, as they have been for a while now, heavy on the original content. There’s some good stuff in there, too: OG true-crime phenomenon The Staircase debuts new episodes on June 8, and…

Michael B. Jordan to prove his anime fandom by co-producing, starring in new series Michael B. Jordan to prove his anime fandom by co-producing, starring in new series

Sure, carrying on the legacy of the Rocky franchise and playing the charismatic villain in one of the most buzzed-about superhero movies in ages has probably been fun (and also extremely lucrative). But Naruto superfan Michael B. Jordan’s career didn’t truly take off until yesterday, when The Hollywood Reporter broke the news

R. Kelly is being sued for sexual battery and false imprisonment R. Kelly is being sued for sexual battery and false imprisonment

[Warning: This article contains references to sexual abuse and assault.]

R.I.P. Bill Gold, designer of iconic movie posters from Casablanca to The Exorcist  R.I.P. Bill Gold, designer of iconic movie posters from Casablanca to The Exorcist 

The endangered art of the hand-drawn movie poster lost one of its leading practitioners yesterday, as Bill Gold, creator of iconic movie posters for such films as Casablanca (1942), Dial M For Murder (1954), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Dirty Harry (1971), The Exorcist (1973), The Sting (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and…

Weekend Box Office: Deadpool 2 dethrones Infinity War, still can't beat its predecessor Weekend Box Office: Deadpool 2 dethrones Infinity War, still can't beat its predecessor

If Americans are suffering from a bad case of superhero fatigue, they have a funny way of showing it. The first half of 2018 has been marked by a succession of massively successful superhero tentpoles, each one breaking a record set by the one before, to the extent that breaking box-office records doesn’t really mean…

The Obamas sign multi-year deal to produce films, TV series for Netflix The Obamas sign multi-year deal to produce films, TV series for Netflix

In what we’re secretly hoping is actually a long-game strategy to punk Donald Trump by winning the Emmy he so desperately wanted—but never got—for The Apprentice, Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year production pact—or, as the company calls it, a “storytelling partnership”— with Netflix.

Jake Gyllenhaal to play the villainous Mysterio in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Jake Gyllenhaal to play the villainous Mysterio in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

Jake Gyllenhaal is set to make his superhero-movie debut, as Variety reports that the Nightcrawler star is in talks to join webcrawler Peter Parker in Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. The details of Gyllenhaal’s role are being kept quiet, but Variety’s sources say he’ll be playing a villain in the film…

"September" co-writer on Taylor Swift's cover: "Lethargic as a drunk turtle"  "September" co-writer on Taylor Swift's cover: "Lethargic as a drunk turtle" 

Finally, a Taylor Swift beef worth talking about. Over the weekend, songwriter Allee Willis, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and co-writer of Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1978 nonsense-word ass-shaker “September,” addressed Swift’s recent cover of the song. She did so at her one-woman show in Detroit, where Willis…

Toho is planning a Godzilla cinematic universe, even though it already did that  Toho is planning a Godzilla cinematic universe, even though it already did that 

It didn’t take long after the release of Godzilla in 1954 for Japanese film studio Toho to realize that the only thing more exciting than watching a guy in a rubber suit stomp around is watching two (or more!) guys in rubber suits shove each other. Two Toho monsters met on screen for the first time in 1955's Godzilla…

Asia Argento exorcises Harvey Weinstein from Cannes in powerful closing-night speech Asia Argento exorcises Harvey Weinstein from Cannes in powerful closing-night speech

Going public about being sexually assaulted by disgraced ex-movie mogul Harvey Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 has, unsurprisingly, been a difficult process for Italian writer/director/actress Asia Argento. Along with the personal tumult of reliving her trauma in the press, after coming forward last…

Please enjoy this photo of the new Chewbacca hanging out with some Hobbits Please enjoy this photo of the new Chewbacca hanging out with some Hobbits

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you’re all out there having fun. In that spirit, please enjoy this photo of four of the new millennium’s favorite sci-fi/fantasy actors goofing off in between autograph sessions at a comic-con in Philly this weekend:

Amazon wants more of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon wants more of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

After some gentle prodding from series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino—who addressed Amazon executives while accepting a Peabody award for the show last night, saying, “You’re going to give [another season] to us because we’re bringing home the fancy thing, right?”—Amazon Studios has confirmed that The Marvelous Mrs.…

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