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Voice Cast For ‘The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance’ Includes Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Many More
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The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Header Image

Netflix has announced a massive voice cast for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel series based on Jim Henson‘s 1982 hit The Dark Crystal.

The voice cast is led by Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel, who play the show’s three Gelfling heroes (seen above), named Rian, Brea, and Deet. But there are so many more familiar names involved, as well.

You can find the lengthy list of who else is voicing characters in Age of Resistance below, along with the full images of the three lead characters.

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‘Birds Of Prey:’ Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado and More Testing For Roles
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Birds of Prey

Warner Bros. has made some excellent progress when it comes to adding diversity in their DC films. They were among the first to have a solo female superhero film to be directed by a female director. And now they’ve taken another huge step with Birds Of Prey, an all-female DC superhero ensemble. Directed by Cathy Yan, the film will see Margot Robbie reprising her DCEU role as Harley Quinn, who will be joined by DC characters Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya in a fight to defend Gotham City against one of Batman’s most notable villains, Black Mask.

While Robbie is the only confirmed actress to board the film, a new report says Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado,, and more are being considered for various roles. More on the story here below.

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Movie Review: A Wrinkle In Time
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Movie Review: A Wrinkle in Time, starring Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid

A Wrinkle In Time
Director: Ava DuVernay
Screenwriter: Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG | 109 Minutes
Release Date: March 9, 2018

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” — Tzu, Chinese

26 different publishers rejected Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time when she began shopping the book around in early 1960. The science fantasy story was seen as too complicated or “too adult” for children to comprehend, and publishers of the era believed there wasn’t an audience for books with young female leads. They were wrong. The children’s novel was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1962, and has since become a beloved classic, praised for encouraging young girls to embrace their love of speculative fiction and pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Now, 55 years later, Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, a film adaptation directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma, The Thirteenth), hopes to inspire young girls of color similarly. Known for championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood, DuVernay is the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a production budget over $100 million. In keeping with her goal to create a more diverse representation on screen, DuVernay chose to stray from L’Engle’s description of the characters and cast actors of all ages, ethnicities, and genders to ensure the timeless story resonates with today’s audiences.

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How ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Is Changing Views On Representation For The Better
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A Wrinkle In Time Press Conference

One of the best things about director Ava DuVernay‘s A Wrinkle In Time is how it makes themes about representation and identity easily digestible for a younger audience.

Based on author Madeleine L’Engle‘s novel of the same name, the film uses those timeless issues that affect children and turns it into a sci-fi fantasy adventure with an all-star cast led by the up and coming Storm Reid.

We, along with our fellow journalists, were recently invited to the film’s press junket where the cast and director talked about those themes and how they hope it reaches audiences of all ages.

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Movie Review: The Cloverfield Paradox
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The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox
Director: Julius Onah
Screenwriter: Oren Uziel and Doug Jung
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Zhang Ziyi
Distributor: Netflix
Rated TV-MA | 102 Mintues
Release Date: January 4, 2018

One thing you have to appreciate about the Cloverfield franchise is that it is building its own mythology without the films’ actually knowing its a part of J.J. Abrams’ grand mystery box scheme. Cloverfield was a sci-fi romp that drew its found-footage inspiration from films like Blair Witch. 10 Cloverfield Lane was a more focused offering that was like a theatrical play set almost entirely in an underground bunker. And both are somehow loosely connected to each other without the characters of those films knowing it. However, Netflix surprised us all on Sunday night by releasing The Cloverfield Paradox, the latest installment of the Cloverfield franchise, this time set in space.

Unfortunately, the entire film is a disjointed mess that haphazardly throws in dated and familiar plot devices and twists for the sake of being “Cloverfield In Space.”


My full review below.


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‘Cloverfield Paradox’ Super Bowl Spot: Netflix To Debut New Film After The Big Game
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Cloverfield Paradox

The first look at Cloverfield Paradox aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday night, and in a huge surprise announcement, Netflix will premiere the film on their streaming service tonight after the Big Game!

After being delayed multiple times, the film continues the vague and strange marketing campaign that the Cloverfield films are largely known for. Even finding out who will distribute the film was a mystery. But Netflix is no stranger to releasing big teasers on Super Bowl Sunday. They started to practice that last year with Stranger Things 2, and look how successful that turned out to be.

Now the teaser offers a tiny sneak peek into J.J. Abram’s latest mystery box, and it is just as cryptic and strange as the last two. Check out the first look at Cloverfield Paradox here below.

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‘God Particle’: ‘Cloverfield’ Spinoff May Be Released By Netflix
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10 Cloverfield Lane Cast

The Cloverfield films have been known to have an unorthodox marketing campaign. From out of nowhere a trailer can appear for a film that was produced under a different title. And for the most part, this strategy has worked. It may not produce wild box office numbers like blockbuster tentpoles do, but under the production and marketing budget of the two films so far, it is enough of a hit to warrant more.

However, it appears that Paramount Pictures is having second thoughts about releasing the next Cloverfield film, which is tentatively titled God Particle. There are reports now that the film might be heading to Netflix. More on the story below.

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‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Trailer: Ava DuVernay’s Upcoming Film Looks “Beautiful”
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A Wrinkle In Time

Ava DuVernay‘s adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time is shaping up to be one of the most exciting films of the year. And it is also looking to be one of the most inspirational. The film marks the first time that an African American woman has directed a $100 million-plus budgeted film. And that is just the tip. There is also a well-rounded multi-ethnic cast that is led by a young woman of color. So it is a very timely film that speaks to the current social climate.

Based on all the trailers we have seen so far, A Wrinkle in Time will be a sensory thrill. It looks vibrant and exciting. The sounds are powerful. And the world DuVernay has created looks so real. Now, with the film just a month away from release, Disney has dropped another trailer. Check it out below.

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‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Behind The Scenes Featurette Celebrates Diversity
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A Wrinkle In Time

Though there have been a few screen adaptations of A Wrinkle In Time, Disney’s latest adaptation of the film will be the first of its kind. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film will be the first $100 million-plus budgeted film to be directed by a woman of color. Not only that, but the film sees a racially diverse cast and a young woman of color as the lead. That is something worthy of acknowledgment, especially in this day and age.

While the film has yet to be released, Disney has dropped their latest behind-the-scenes look that offers us a peek at the creative process of the film and DuVernay’s mission to give audiences a film that will reverberate. Check it out below.

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Next ‘Cloverfield’ Spinoff ‘God Particle’ Pushed Back To April 2018
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Cloverfield

Getting a definite release date for the tentatively titled God Particle has been touch and go. The film was scheduled for a late 2017 release but then was pushed back to February 2018.

And now, the next chapter of the Cloverfield franchise has been pushed back once more. This time to April 2018. Find out more about this in the story below.

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