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Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Blooper Reel Goes Hotboxing with Redman and Method Man [Exclusive]

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Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Blooper Reel Goes Hotboxing with Redman and Method Man [Exclusive]
We have an exclusive look at some Jay and Silent Bob Reboot bloopers from the upcoming Blu-ray and digital release. Kevin Smith delivered on the promise of the long-awaited sequel late last year after shooting it last summer. After suffering a health setback, Smith changed his life and quickly wrote the reboot script, while reaching out to friends and family to appear in the movie. After a successful tour, which is still going on, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot is coming to Blu-ray and digital on January 21st.

Method Man and Redman from Wu-Tang Clan and How High fame start our Jay & Silent Bob Reboot blooper experience. They're smoking some fake weed while riffing on some of Jay's best lines from over the years. The two are clearly having a good time playing off of each other and hamming it up for the camera. The Method Man and Redman portion of
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How Crisis on Infinite Earths Made the Dceu Canon with That Flash Cameo

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DC just pulled off its ballsiest move yet, something that even the McU has yet to do; Introduce the concept of the multiverse from the comics and connect every live-action superhero property across film and television in the process. The biggest surprise of this event was Ezra Miller's cameo in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover currently unfolding across the CW's Arrowverse. Executive producer for the series Marc Guggenheim recently sat with Variety to reveal how Miller's participation in the Arrowverse was pulled off.

We were series wrapped on Arrow, and we were wrapped on the whole crossover. We were in post and some episodes were locked, and some were soft-locked. I got a phone call from [Warner Bros. boss] Peter Roth saying, "I know you're locked, but can you put Ezra into the crossover?" And I said, "Yes." And he said, "How, you're series wrapped? And you're wrapped on the crossover.
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‘City On A Hill’: Matthew Del Negro Upped To Series Regular On Showtime Series

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‘City On A Hill’: Matthew Del Negro Upped To Series Regular On Showtime Series
Exclusive: We’ll be seeing more of Detective Caysen on the second season of Showtime’s City On A Hill. Matthew Del Negro, who recurred as the character in season 1, has been promoted to series regular for season 2 of the crime drama, starring Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge.

Created, written and executive produced by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) and based on an original idea by Ben Affleck, City on a Hill is set in early 1990s Boston when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, until it suddenly all changed. The drama is a fictional account of what was called the “Boston Miracle.” Driving that change is assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Bacon). Together, they take on
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Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Available on DVD and Blu-ray January 21st

Everyone’s favorite stoners are back and more hilarious than ever when Jay and Silent Bob Reboot arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand January 21 from Lionsgate.

Everyone’s favorite stoners are back and more hilarious than ever when Jay and Silent Bob Reboot arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand January 21 from Lionsgate. From the guys that brought you Clerks, Chasing Amy, and Mallrats, Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith deliver another smash hit with a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes full of nostalgia and cameos from the likes of Ben Affleck, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Hemsworth, Jason Lee, Justin Long, Harley Quinn Smith, and more!

The stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in Clerksare back, bringing high times and hilarity in the newest star-studded adventure from Kevin Smith’s legendary franchise. When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting
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DC Fans Freaking Out Over Batman/Joker Crossover In Morbius Trailer

The first trailer for Morbius arrived yesterday and the internet sort of exploded with the revelation of who was turning up in the movie. The final scene of the first look at Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spinoff featured a surprise cameo from Michael Keaton, reprising his role as Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The short clip sees Morbius, presumably on the run from the law, passing Adrian Toomes in an alleyway. “Michael Morbius,” says Keaton’s familiar voice, before he’s revealed in the flesh. “Got tired of the whole good guy thing, huh? What’s up, Doc?”

This cameo is significant in so many ways, from confirming that Sony’s universe is one and the same as the McU to potentially setting up the formation of the Sinister Six in a future movie. Here’s one you might have overlooked, though: it unites Batman and the Joker. Keaton, of course,
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Sundance 2020 Deals: The Complete List of Festival Purchases So Far

Though the Sundance Film Festival’s 2019 edition, which runs January 23 through February 2 in Park City, Utah, is still a week away from unfolding, some are the hottest films will arrive at the festival with distribution already in hand. IndieWire has compiled all of the acquisitions so far and will continue to update the list as the festival unfolds and more buys come in.

Netflix, which dominated this years Oscar nominations, is the distributor coming to the festival with the most titles (eight as of this writing) including the high-profile Taylor Swift documentary “Miss Americana” from director Lana Wilson and Sundance regular Dee Rees’ latest effort, the Anne Hathaway-starring “The Last Thing He Wanted.”

Still, there are plenty of other buzzy titles up for grabs to the highest bidder from across Sundance’s sections, like “Shirley,” a psychodrama from “Madeline’s Madeline” director Josephine Decker starring Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg
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Failure Becomes Elektra: Even Jennifer Garner Thought the Movie Was Bad, and More Fun Facts

Failure Becomes Elektra: Even Jennifer Garner Thought the Movie Was Bad, and More Fun Facts
They tried. Daredevil wasn't good, and Ben Affleck wasn't particularly good in it, but he obviously had off-the-charts chemistry with Jennifer Garner as the mysterious yet very personable assassin Elektra Natchios—and the 2003 superhero movie made enough money ($179 million worldwide) for 20th Century Fox to greenlight a spin-off for Elektra herself. And so Elektra came out in 2005, 15 years ago today—aka, during the new-release wasteland known as January, smack in the middle of award season—and promptly flopped. It cost a reported $48 million to make and made $56.7 million. It's 11 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. But that's Ok, everyone involved...
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Meet the Stars Joining Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves's The Batman

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It's true, folks: we're getting another Batman reboot. After Warner Bros. announced that The Batman is coming in 2021 and wouldn't include leading man Ben Affleck, we've been waiting to find out who will take up the cowl and defend Gotham City. Although the full cast hasn't been announced yet, Robert Pattinson has officially signed on as the new Bruce Wayne for Matt Reeves's noir-esque action film, along with a few other famous faces.

Although Jonah Hill was initially rumored to be joining the cast as a villain, talks with the studio fell through and The Batman is still on the hunt for a major comic foe for the Dark Knight to take on. In the meantime, check out who's confirmed to show up in Gotham in 2021, ahead!

Related: Robert Pattinson Hilariously Details the "Humiliating" Process of Putting on the Batsuit
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Lil Rel Howery To Host 11th Annual Aafca Awards

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Lil Rel Howery To Host 11th Annual Aafca Awards
Fresh off the success of his HBO comedy special Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw, actor-comedian Lil Rel Howery has been tapped to host the 11th annual Aafca Awards, which are set for January 22 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

Howery has been on a roll since his breakout performance in Jordan Peele’s Get Out. He has co-starred in hit films like Netflix’s smash Bird Box, the Universal comedy Good Boys, and has a number of films releasing this year including Universal’s The Photograph, Free Guy with Ryan Reynolds, Deep Water with Ben Affleck and Bad Trip opposite Tiffany Haddish.

On the small screen, he starred in the NBC series The Carmichael Show, had his own comedy series on Fox, and appeared on shows like HBO’s Insecure and Southside on Comedy Central among others.

“I am really excited to host this very special and important award
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Why The Batman Is the Right Superhero Movie to Do According to Robert Pattinson

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Why The Batman Is the Right Superhero Movie to Do According to Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson has revealed why The Batman was the right comic book movie for him. The actor has shied away from blockbusters over the last few years. However, Pattinson maintains it was not a conscious decision to stay out of the spotlight. Instead, he simply took the parts he found interesting and has been crafting a critically acclaimed library of work in the process. But now, he has been cast as Bruce Wayne in Warner Bros.' new take on the Batman franchise.

Taking on the role of Bruce Wayne has a lot of pressure attached to it. Ben Affleck was the last actor to play the character on the big screen and he was under the microscope, to say the least. The Batman was originally going to be a movie that Affleck wrote, directed, and starred it, but a lot has changed since then. So why did Robert Pattinson
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McDonald’s Monopoly Contest Scam Gets Exposed in HBO Documentary ‘McMillion$’ Trailer (Video)

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If you ever thought you had a chance to win big back in the day with McDonald’s Monopoly million dollar contest, you wasted a lot of time eating french fries. The new documentary series “McMillion$” coming to HBO uncovers the 12-year long gangster scam that fixed the game.

“McMillion$” is a six-part documentary series that will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and then premiere on HBO on Feb. 3. It examines the $24 million worth of fraud that corrupted the McDonald’s Monopoly game between 1989 and 2001, in which there were “almost no legitimate million dollar winners” in the contest.

The FBI got involved and found that a gangster by the name of “Uncle Jerry” would steal winning tickets for prizes and would sell them to undeserving winners. It led to a sting operation as tasty as a Big Mac that involved dirty dealings by ex-cons, mafia mobsters and of course Ronald McDonald.
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‘McMillions’ Docuseries Will Go Inside McDonald’s Monopoly Game Scam

HBO is telling the tale of one of the most super-sized scams of all time: the McDonald’s Monopoly game.

Based on a 2018 Daily Beast story by Jeff Maysh, McMillions is a six-part docuseries about ex-cop Jerry Jacobson, nicknamed Uncle Jerry, who rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly game for a decade — effectively stealing millions of dollars and building a network of wrongdoers across the U.S.

“This story has got everything,” a series of interviewees intone at the start of the trailer, “revenge, drugs, greed, Ronald McDonald.”

If you weren’t
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Robert Pattinson Explains Why He Wanted To Play Batman

In case you missed it, there was a fair amount of backlash from certain sections of the internet when it was first announced that Robert Pattinson was set to suit up and star as the title character in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, with a lot of the criticism directed towards his past life as a teenage heartthrob at the center of the Twilight franchise, completely overlooking the fact that the 33 year-old had totally reinvented himself over the last decade thanks to a string of critically-acclaimed roles in low budget independent movies.

Those who’ve been following Pattinson’s career in recent years have marked him out as a solid choice for the dual role of Bruce Wayne and his costumed alter ego, and he’ll no doubt offer a completely different interpretation of the comic book icon to the many actors that have played Batman over the years. After spending
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Brad Falchuk To Receive WGA West’s Valentine Davies Award

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Brad Falchuk To Receive WGA West’s Valentine Davies Award
Brad Falchuk, co-creator of Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens and Pose, will be the recipient of the WGA West’s Valentine Davies Award. The honor will be presented February 1 at the 72nd annual WGA Awards in recognition of his “positive impact on young writers through his work and efforts to improve literacy and promote self-confidence through arts education in schools.”

Falchuk is one of the founding members of The Young Storytellers Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop literacy through the art of storytelling. The foundation was launched in 1997 as a small in-school program by Falchuk, producer Mikkel Bondesen and Andrew Barrett after they learned about cuts to creative arts programs in Los Angeles public schools. The foundation, whose mission is to develop literacy through the art of storytelling, has since been expanded to serve more than 100 schools in Los Angeles, New York City and Denmark. Falchuk
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The Batman Movie Needs to Follow This Graphic Novel

With Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie coming along quite well, Batman fans just might have a reason to be excited to see the next live-action version of The Caped Crusader. It has a great director, a talented cast, and Robert Pattinson playing Batman. When fan polls came around for another Batman candidate, he wasn’t exactly a popular choice, but then again, neither was Ben Affleck. Fans are beyond anxious to see how he’ll perform, but Pattinson himself confirmed that his version will be different than how fans are used to seeing Batman on the big screen. According to Pattinson, Batman

The Batman Movie Needs to Follow This Graphic Novel
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Kevin Smith Wants Bruce Campbell to Play Himself in Mallrats 2

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Kevin Smith Wants Bruce Campbell to Play Himself in Mallrats 2
Just hours after B-movie legend Bruce Campbell volunteered to play The Milk Man in Kevin Smith's upcoming Mallrats sequel, Smith responded with an offer for Campbell to play himself in the movie. Shortly after news of the sequel was announced by Smith, Campbell took to Twitter to lobby for a part, asking Smith directly, "Can I play the Milk Man?" Once word got back to Smith that Campbell was interested, Smith hopped on his own Twitter account to offer this response:

"The role I have for you in Twilight of the Mallrats is the part you were *born* to play: [Bruce Campbell] himself! In a world where Brodie's biggest hero [Stan Lee] is gone (but never forgotten), he's gonna need all his *other* heroes. And Brodie loooooves Evil Dead 2 & Ash!"

This certainly seems like an ideal way to include Bruce Campbell in Twilight of the Mallrats. After all, the actor
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The Batman Set Pics Seemingly Confirm When The Film Takes Place

For the longest time, we’ve been under the impression that The Batman would be set in the 1990s. Originally, this was because Matt Reeves’ relaunch of the Dark Knight in the Dceu was to operate as a vague prequel to the Ben Affleck movies, allowing for a young actor to effectively play a younger version of the same character. Even as things evolved away from that, though, and Robert Pattinson landed the role, it still looked to take place in that decade. However, shooting has finally begun on the film this week, and it looks like we can categorically say that The Batman won’t be set in the 90s.

Production has taken place on the streets of the UK over the past couple of days, meaning a lot of snaps from the set have leaked online. Chiefly, these have featured a bunch of Gotham City police cars and news vans,
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The Batman Set Video Shows Off Gotham City Pd In Action

This week, production finally began on The Batman, offering fans their first impression of what we can expect in Matt Reeves’ upcoming reboot of the Dark Knight’s corner of the DC universe. What we’ve seen of filming so far makes clear that the director is currently shooting scenes set on the streets of Gotham, which will be brought to life by the UK in the film.

These set pics and accompanying video, for example, were snapped by a local fan and show us a sequence involving the fine men and women of Gotham’s Police Department plowing through the streets, no doubt racing to a crime scene. In the set footage, meanwhile, which you can see in the tweet below, a Gcpd cop car is seen driving into shot, with a man on a motorcycle standing by ready to follow it.

Pay close attention to that guy on the bike,
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Directors Guild of America Awards winner will become 2020 Oscars frontrunner

Directors Guild of America Awards winner will become 2020 Oscars frontrunner
On Tuesday (January 7), the Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for the 72st annual edition of the DGA Awards. The five contenders are: Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), Sam Mendes (“1917”), Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) and Taika Waititi (“Jojo Rabbit”).

The DGA is aces at forecasting the eventual Oscar winner. Since the guild aligned itself with the academy calendar in 1950, 62 DGA champs have gone on to win at the Academy Awards as well. However, it does less well predicting the five Oscar nominees.

In its first 15 years, there were anywhere from four to 18 DGA Awards nominees. From 1963 – 1965, it went with five before going to 10 for the rest of the decade. Finally, beginning in 1970 it enshrined the number of nominees as five. And since then, there have only been five years where it previewed the exact lineup of Oscar contenders.

There are usually one
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Directors Guild of America 2020 Nominees Include Taika Waititi, Bong Joon Ho, and More

The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominations for the 2019-20 awards season. The DGA prize is often considered a bellwether for the Best Director Oscar and the last six DGA winners all went on to repeat at the Academy Awards: Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma,” Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water,” Damien Chazelle for “La La Land,” and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for both “The Revenant” and “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).” The last DGA winner that did not win the Oscar was Ben Affleck for “Argo.” Affleck was famously snubbed by the Academy, but “Argo” did go on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

This year’s DGA race features two of the season’s biggest heavyweights: Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”) and Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”). It’s important to note that the five DGA nominees don’t always
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