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‘Synchronic’ To Open Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow: See Full Film Festival 2020 Line-up Here

Just when January seemed to be never-endingly bleak, the team at Arrow Video FrightFest have provided a beacon of hope, as they today announce their line-up for their Glasgow event. The three day event takes place every year within the Glasgow Film Festival, offering plenty of alternate genre cinema. Running from Thursday 5th March to Saturday 7th March, FrightFest goers can expect the usual blend of the best and bloodiest dark-hearted cinema.

This years event will kick-off with Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s Synchronic. The pair have steadily been making waves on the genre circuit. Previous works Resolution, Spring, The Endless have developed their own unique ways of storytelling and Synchronic definitely continues this trend. The closing film will new anthology A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio. The film has been constructed from the creme de la creme of horror shorts that have been on the festival circuit, and
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Review: Young Justice: Outsiders

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Young Justice has two overlapping, somewhat rabid, fan followings. First, there are those who delighted in Peter David’s energetic take on the young adult team, which led to the animated series on Cartoon Network.

In the hands of former DC assistant editor Greg Weisman, Young Justice developed a very unique voice of its own, carving an animated continuity all to itself, enjoying two seasons on cable before vanishing. Weisman, Brandon Vietti, and their team were rehired by DC Universe to produce a 26-episode third season, dubbed Young Justice: Outsiders, which aired in two sections throughout 2019.

The entire season is now a four-disc Blu-ray set from Warner Archive so if you don’t want to spend for the service, you can see what you’ve missed. We pick up some two years after season two and Meta-human trafficking is rampant, with the people turned into WMDs. Meanwhile, the Un in
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reveals Rey's True Parents - Here's Who Plays Them

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It looks like the cat's out of the bag: we finally learn the truth about Rey's parents in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (again). No, they weren't mere junk traders who sold her off for drinking money, as Kylo Ren said in The Last Jedi. Nope. In a retcon move from J.J. Abrams, Rey's parents chose to be nobodies, coming from a rather elite family in a galaxy far, far away. So, of course, their brief screen time should only be occupied by top-notch talent. Here's the scoop on Rey's heritage, plus a look at the actors who play her parents: two non-nobodies named Jodie Comer and Billy Howle.

So here's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: Rey is actually - drum roll please - a Palpatine. It's a contentious choice for sure, especially after Rian Johnson showed that anyone anywhere could wield the Force.
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Every Major Cameo In Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Revealed

In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, J.J. Abrams delivers 142 minutes of unabashed fan service, and that applies not just to the movie’s numerous “corrections” to The Last Jedi’s more divisive developments, but also the film’s many cameos from various familiar faces and franchise favorites. And as we break down the most noteworthy figures to make an appearance, be warned that some major spoilers lie ahead.

One cameo we knew about long before the film’s release was Mark Hamill, who once more returns as Luke Skywalker both in flashback and in Force Ghost form. On the other hand, you may not have even noticed Warwick Davis, who was well disguised in the role of Ewok leader Wicket W. Warrick.

Meanwhile, actress Jodie Comer appears as Rey’s mother, and while The Rise of Skywalker serves as her Star Wars debut, you just might recognize her from
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Will a Broadcast-tv Series Ever Again Win One of the Major Awards?

Even in a world of participation trophies, broadcast-tv is having a harder and harder time competing in the industry’s major award shows — to a degree that one might wonder if a network show or star, worthy though they may be, can ever break out again.

Among this week’s nominations for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW combined for exactly zero (0) nominations out of 55. The SAG Awards weren’t much kinder, with just one of 45 nominations going to a broadcast-tv series or actor — and that would be This Is Us‘ Sterling K. Brown.

More from TVLineSAG Award Nominations: Mrs.
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Doctor Who Season 12: First Two Episodes to Screen in Theaters

Kayti Burt Dec 2, 2019

Fathom Events is screening the first two episodes of Doctor Who Season 12 in theaters on January 5th.

Fathom Events is bringing the much-anticipated Doctor Who Season 12 premiere to a theater near you. It's been almost a year since we've spent any time with the Thirteenth Doctor, but this will change in the new year. While Thirteen will officially be back on our TV screens on New Year's Day with the Season 12 premiere, you can catch that episode—and the second episode of the new season—in theaters on Sunday, January 5th.

The one-day event will also include a live Q&a with Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill following the screening. The interview will be transmitted from The Paley Center for Media in New York. While Fathom Events screenings often include exclusive featurettes and behind-the-scenes interviews, having a live broadcast Q&a with the actors involved
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10 Best Vanessa Hudgens Movies

Ever since beginning her film career at the age of 14 (with a minor role in the Academy-Award-nominated teen drama Thirteen), Vanessa Hudgens has steadily become a very lucrative actress. Her first big role was starring in the hit D-com High School Musical, earning her a reputation as a talented actress.

Related: 10 Reasons We Already Love High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

From there she was able to successfully land several bankable film roles, starring in an array of action films and crime thrillers, and more recently she's also appeared in a couple of well-received Netflix Christmas specials. But which of her many great films is her best? For us, of course, the only way to find out is with a list!
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Holly Hunter To Star In L.A. Mayor Comedy Series From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock At NBC

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Holly Hunter To Star In L.A. Mayor Comedy Series From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock At NBC
Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Holly Hunter is set to star alongside Ted Danson in NBC’s new untitled L.A. mayor comedy from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television.

Written by Fey and Carlock, the Carlock-Fey project stars Danson as a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population.

Hunter will play Arpi, a longtime liberal councilwoman. Having dedicated her life to the betterment of Los Angeles, she makes no secret of her disdain for the newly elected Mayor Bremer (Danson), whom she considers unqualified, sexist, and too tall to be trusted.

In addition to Danson and Hunter, Saturday Night Live vet Bobby Moynihan was
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Kristen Stewart Gets Trapped at the Bottom of the Ocean in Terrifying Underwater Trailer

Kristen Stewart Gets Trapped at the Bottom of the Ocean in Terrifying Underwater Trailer
You’ll need to hold your breath watching Kristen Stewart in the trailer for her new action movie.

The Charlie’s Angels actress stars in Underwater, a thriller about scientists who become stuck at the bottom of the ocean when their submarine takes water. The trailer, released Aug. 19, shows Stewart, 29, as scientist Norah Price alongside costars like Vincent Cassel (Ocean’s Twelve and Thirteen, Jason Bourne) and Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Stewart described the movie as “a really dark, scary meditation on isolation” in Entertainment Weekly‘s first look.

“I haven’t made a
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‘Twilight’ Filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke to Direct Viking Fantasy-Adventure ‘Heathen’

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‘Twilight’ Filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke to Direct Viking Fantasy-Adventure ‘Heathen’
Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke has come on board the Viking fantasy-adventure “Heathen” for Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films.

Hardwicke will direct from a script by Kerry Williamson, based on Vault Comic’s series by Natasha Alterici. She will also executive produce.

The stories center on the warrior Aydis, an outcast gay woman born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women. She is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. The book was selected by the Young Adult Library Service Association to be included in its 2018 “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” list.

Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer and Margo Klewans, Prime Universe Film’s Adrian Askarieh are producing along with F.J. DeSanto. Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz and Vault CEO Damian Wassel will executive produce.

Hardwicke is currently in production on the new Quibi show “Don’t Look Deeper,” which stars Don Cheadle,
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Holly Hunter to star in a drama series

Oscar and Emmy winning actress Holly Hunter has joined the cast of the second season of drama series "Succession" in a recurring role.

Created by Jesse Armstrong, season 2 of "Succession" follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire, and while the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens ultimately to destroy them, reports

Hunter will play Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate.

The Season 2 cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.

Hunter won the best actress Oscar for her performance in Jane Campion-directed "The Piano" and has Oscar nominations for "Broadcast News", "The Firm" and "Thirteen". She received the best actress Emmy for "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
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'Killing Eve' wins three BAFTA TV awards?

America drama "Killing Eve" was the biggest winner at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gala here.

The awards ceremony was held on Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall here.

The hit show took home three trophies, for best drama series, best actress for Jodie Comer and best-supporting actress for Fiona Shaw, reports

The first award of the night saw Sky Atlantic and Showtime's "Patrick Melrose" beat out strong competition from "A Very English Scandal" to take home the prize for best miniseries.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch bagged the best leading actor prize for his performance in the show, beating competition including actor Hugh Grant in "A Very English Scandal".

"I'm very used to being the bridesmaid," said Cumberbatch, who won the award from his seventh BAFTA TV Award nomination.

He thanked author Edward St. Aubyn for his "wit and courage".

Grant's co-star, Ben Whishaw, repeated
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‘Killing Eve’ Triumphs at BAFTA TV Awards

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BBC America drama “Killing Eve” was the biggest winner Sunday at BAFTA’s British Academy Television Awards, which were handed out at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The hit show took home three trophies, for best drama series, best actress for Jodie Comer and best supporting actress for Fiona Shaw.

The first award of the night saw Sky Atlantic and Showtime’s “Patrick Melrose” beat out strong competition from “A Very English Scandal” to take home the prize for best miniseries. Benedict Cumberbatch claimed the best leading actor prize for his performance in the show, beating competition including Hugh Grant in “A Very English Scandal.” “I’m very used to being the bridesmaid,” said Cumberbatch, who won the award from his seventh BAFTA TV Award nomination. The actor thanked author Edward St. Aubyn for his “wit and courage.”

Grant’s co-star, Ben Whishaw, repeated his Golden Globe success by winning
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‘Miss Bala’ Review: Gina Rodriguez Is All Bark and No Bite in Lifeless Crime Thriller

‘Miss Bala’ Review: Gina Rodriguez Is All Bark and No Bite in Lifeless Crime Thriller
Gina Rodriguez has star power in spades. That megawatt smile, radiant warmth, and killer comic timing made “Jane the Virgin” one of the most infectious comedies on television. She was surprisingly understated as foil to Natalie Portman in Alex Garland’s “Annihilation,” proving she has dramatic chops. But it took a cerebral sci-fi art film to tamp down the bubbly persona that makes her such an obvious fit for comedy. She has a magnetic screen presence that could carry the kind of genuine Hollywood romantic comedy audiences are so desperate for right now.

Why, then, is Rodriguez playing a helpless human trafficking victim in a hokey crime thriller when she should be reviving the rom-com? Unfortunately for “Miss Bala,” the fact that Rodriguez is entirely miscast is the least of this movie’s problems.

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, “Miss Bala” is a remake of the 2011 Mexican film of the same name.
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Box Office: Can Gina Rodriguez’s ‘Miss Bala’ Break ‘Glass” Streak?

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Box Office: Can Gina Rodriguez’s ‘Miss Bala’ Break ‘Glass” Streak?
Gina Rodriguez is taking on the unlikeliest of competitors this weekend — Super Bowl Liii.

The actress, best known for her titular role on the CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” is heading to the big screen for her first starring role in a studio film with “Miss Bala.” Sony’s thriller, based on the well-regarded 2011 Mexican crime movie, is hoping to entice moviegoers as Sunday’s primetime match between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots draws fans outside of theaters. The biggest weekend in football tends to slow ticket sales in North America as people park themselves in front of television sets to watch the championship game.

With a primarily Latinx cast and crew, “Miss Bala” should have added appeal to Latinos, a demographic that tends to turn out in force at multiplexes. The drug-cartel drama is expected to generate between $6 million and $10 million when it opens in over 2,000 locations.
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'Miss Bala' Director Catherine Hardwick Talks Female Directors and Duality of Mexican Culture

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Catherine Hardwicke is back in the action genre directing Miss Bala starring Gina Rodriguez and Anthony Mackie. It's been a while since the established director has helmed a big action flick. CineMovie sat down with the director to discuss the lack of directing projects for women specifically in the action genre. She's also talking about why growing up in a Texas border town made her a good candidate to direct Miss Bala.
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Is Elsie Fisher (‘Eighth Grade’) on her way to becoming the 3rd youngest Oscar nominee for Best Actress?

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Is Elsie Fisher (‘Eighth Grade’) on her way to becoming the 3rd youngest Oscar nominee for Best Actress?
It has been a good couple of weeks for “Eighth Grade.” It was one of the top nominees at the Independent Spirit Awards, earning four bids including Best Feature and Best Actress (Elsie Fisher). And at the Gotham Awards for independent film on November 26 it won both of its noms: Breakthrough Director (Bo Burnham) and Breakthrough Actor (Fisher again). It’s early yet, but could Fisher be on her way to becoming one of the youngest Best Actress nominees in Oscar history?

Fisher plays Kayla Day, who is awkwardly coping with her last week of middle school. It’s one of the year’s most acclaimed films with an 89 on MetaCritic and a 99% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Fisher’s performance was singled out by many, including Ann Hornaday (Washington Post), who praised her “masterful command of vulnerability, anxiety, resilience and steadfast self-belief.” And Jake Coyle (Associated Press) called her a “remarkably natural young performer.
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‘Vox Lux’ Helmer Brady Corbet to Write, Direct ‘The Brutalist’

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‘Vox Lux’ Helmer Brady Corbet to Write, Direct ‘The Brutalist’
Brady Corbet will write and direct “The Brutalist,” a drama about a Hungarian-born Jewish architect’s life in post-World War II America.

“The Brutalist” will reunite the filmmaker with Andrew Lauren Prods. (Alp), the company that helped finance Corbet’s “Vox Lux.” The new project was unveiled at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival and hits just as “Vox Lux” scored sterling notices out of the Venice Film Festival, where it premiered this week to a standing ovation. “Vox Lux,” an ambitious look at celebrity culture, terrorism and gun violence, stars Natalie Portman and Jude Law. It will also screen at Toronto.

“The Brutalist’s” central character is initially forced to toil in poverty after emigrating to the U.S. but his fortunes change after he wins a prized contract. Alp will develop the script with Corbet and finance the feature. The film will be produced by Andrew Lauren and D.J. Gugenheim
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‘Eighth Grade’ Is the First Movie to Nail Youth Culture in the Digital Age

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‘Eighth Grade’ Is the First Movie to Nail Youth Culture in the Digital Age
I keep reading that “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s captivating drama about a shy but intensely aware girl named Kayla (Elsie Fisher), who’s doing all she can to navigate her final week of middle school, is a movie that’s universal and eternal — one that captures the age-old zone of pimply bashful awkwardness that defines the moment of growing up, the moment when kids are teetering on the fault line between innocence and experience, childish dreaming and social networking, their identities stranded between two worlds. I don’t disagree with the praise; the movie is a minor marvel. Yet the bracing quality of “Eighth Grade,” the one that makes it pinpoint and artful, can’t necessarily be reduced to a common rite of passage that We Can All Relate To. A lot of folks who are showering the film with accolades sound like they want to feel younger than they are.
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Film Review: The Artist’s Obsession in ‘Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti’

Chicago – The art masters, and the masterpieces they have created, become a background culture in our lives… even if we don’t necessarily know the artist. Paul Gauguin is one of those painters-as-cultural-influencer, and a vital point in his artistic life is told in the film “Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Vincent Cassel – best known to American audiences in “Ocean’s Twelve” (and “Thirteen”) – dives into the role of Paul Gauguin like a man possessed, and in many ways this was Gauguin’s most obsessive period. He left everything behind as a French painter to find his “artistic” self in Tahiti, and as many great masters do, paid the price. The story is fascinating and frustrating, much like the artist himself, but doesn’t project an understanding to the artist’s inner life or the Tahitian natives around him. This works as a lesson in being an artist over everything else,
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