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‘The Morning Show’ Trailer: Morning News With Jennifer Aniston Has Never Been More Cutthroat
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The Morning Show

Sometimes fiction can be a reflection of reality. Lately, national news anchors losing their jobs over accusations of sexual harassment have been making headlines. As such, it has become the basis for Apple TV+’s newest series The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. In it, Carell plays Mitch Kessler, a major news anchor who has been fired off from a national broadcast morning show, leaving his co-host Alex Levy (played by Aniston) to run the show on her own. But when Bradley Jackson, a new younger news reporter (played by Witherspoon), is chosen to be a co-anchor, Alex views the new addition as someone who could take her job. Soon, it becomes a battle of egos and doing whatever it takes to protect their standing or advance in the world of morning news television. Check out the full trailer here below.

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Ben Affleck Turned Down The Chance To Direct ‘Flashpoint’
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Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in Justice League

Ben Affleck‘s disinterest in directing The Batman has been well-documented since he was courted to direct the standalone film. And while we are left to figure out what his future is in the DCEU, there are reports that he was also courted to direct another DCEU film. And guess what? He turned down that film as well.

A new report says Affleck was tapped to direct Flashpoint, DC’s standalone for The Flash. This following the news that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were hired to direct the film. More on the story below.

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‘Flashpoint’: DC’s Flash Movie To Be Directed By ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Writers
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The Flash Justice League header image

DC’s Flash movie, which is currently going by the title Flashpoint, has had a hard time getting into production. Mostly because the film has had a difficult time finding a director to stay from start to finish.

However, it looks like WB’s troubles may be over, at least for the time being, as the film has found new directors in the Vacation reboot directors and Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. More on the story below.

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Movie Review: Alien: Covenant
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Alien Covenant poster

Alien: Covenant
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: John Logan and Dante Harper
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Demián Bichir
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 122 Minutes
Release Date: May 19, 2017

The truth is that while I liked Alien: Covenant, I didn’t love it. What’s tragic, aside for the future the prequel sets humanity up for, is that all it would have taken to make the film phenomenal was some small tweaks and changes.

Alien: Covenant lacks the same emotional heights sci-fi fans associate with Ridley Scott’s film of 1979 or James Cameron’s 1986 sequel, though it’s not without merit. Chief among the complaints is that the new film seems to sit on the franchise’s laurels rather than push it forward in the way Casino Royale did for James Bond or Logan did for X-Men. It’s been 38 years since the original Alien thriller, but this movie lacks some of the lauded learnings and innovations of modern science fiction cinema.

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‘The Flash’: Sam Raimi, Marc Webb Pass On Directing; Billy Crudup Exits
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The Flash Justice League header image

Well, that was fast. We just learned that Sam Raimi was on a shortlist of potential directors to helm The Flash. Robert Zemeckis and Matthew Vaughn are also among the top names.

But just after that list was reported, word is that Raimi has taken himself out of the running. And that’s just the beginning. Another potential director we didn’t know about, Marc Webb, is also passing. It appears that Barry Allen will be without a father in the standalone film as well, as Billy Crudup has also dropped out. More on these stories below.

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Official Trailer For Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Released
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Alien: Covenant Xenomorph

On Christmas Day we got a teaser trailer for Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott‘s third visit to the Alien franchise. Then, just last week, we were given an almost five-minute prologue video called “Last Supper.”

Now 20th Century Fox has released an official trailer for Alien: Covenant, which arrives in theaters in a little over two months from now. A new poster for the movie has also been released. Continue below to check out both now.

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Watch Now: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue “Last Supper”
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Introducing the ALIEN: COVENANT Crew

20th Century Fox has released a prologue to Ridley Scott‘s latest entry in the Alien franchise, titled Alien: Covenant.

The prologue is called “Last Supper,” and it runs a little under five minutes in length. It follows the crew of the Covenant we saw in a recent image, including Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Demián Bichir, letting loose and enjoying their last meal together before going into cryosleep on their way to colonize a far away planet.

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Introducing The ‘Alien: Covenant’ Crew (Image)
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Alien Covenant Title Card

Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise.

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. Check out a new photo of the crew after the jump!

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer: Have Yourself A Merry Scary Christmas
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Alien: Covenant Michael Fassbender

Hopefully, all of you have been good little boys and girls, because 20th Century Fox has one last gift for you under the movie trailer tree. Today, the studio released the first trailer for Alien: Covenant. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is the follow-up to Prometheus, and centers on a crew bound for a remote planet across the far side of the galaxy where they discover that paradise is actually a dangerous place inhabited by David (Michael Fassbender), the sole surviving synthetic android of the doomed spaceship Prometheus.

Check out the red-band trailer here below.

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Movie Review: Jackie
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Jackie starring Natalie Portman

Jackie
Director: Pablo Larraín
Screenwriter: Noah Oppenheim
Cast: Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Max Casella, Beth Grant, Billy Crudup, Richard E. Grant, John Hurt
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Rated R | 99 minutes
Release Date: December 2, 2016

Contemporary biopics no longer adhere to the traditional means of telling the entire life story of a subject. Nowadays, audiences are only given a small fraction of it. But it is in that stage of life that truly defines the subject. In Jackie, we see Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy at her most vulnerable point in life, where she has to deal with the grief of losing her husband, the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. The traumatic event would be enough to shatter anyone, but it is what she does in the aftermath that will truly cement her name among the greatest of First Ladies. With a strong script from Noah Oppenheim and director Pablo Larrin giving an outsider’s perspective on the matter, Jackie is hauntingly poetic view of an untold story. My full review below.

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