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Tiffany Haddish Joins Ike Barinholtz in Satirical Thriller ‘The Oath’

Tiffany Haddish Joins Ike Barinholtz in Satirical Thriller ‘The Oath’
Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish has come on board as an executive producer and star in Ike Barinholtz’s satirical thriller “The Oath,” which will mark his feature directorial debut.

The cast also includes Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”), Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, Chris Ellis, and John Cho. QC Entertainment, which also backed Jordan Peele’s horror hit “Get Out” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” will produce and finance the film, which was unveiled in September.

The movie — set in a near-future America in which citizens are required to take a loyalty oath — follows a man trying to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family. Barinholtz wrote the script.

In addition to Barinholtz, the producers are Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield, Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Andrew Robinson, and David Stassen. QC Entertainment and UTA are co-representing “The Oath” for domestic sales.

Haddish starred on the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show” then broke out
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Women and Non-White Characters Are Speaking More in Recent Star Wars Movies

Women and Non-White Characters Are Speaking More in Recent Star Wars Movies
If it’s at all similar to its immediate predecessors, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is likely to give more talking time to women and minority characters, who in recent films have grown more prominent in the increasingly diverse Star Wars universe.

USC engineer Shri Narayanan has begun harnessing the force of artificial intelligence (AI) to quantify and measure character dialogue, giving Hollywood filmmakers a scientific tool to increase diversity in films. It’s a work in progress, said Narayanan, USC’s Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering. His team of doctoral students have been developing software that can analyze scripts, identify speaking parts and cross-reference actor names with a race database to breakdown dialogue by gender and race.

A recent analysis of the Star Wars films, dating back to the 1977 original, “A New Hope,” shows stark advancement for women and minorities in a franchise with global cultural power.

According to the analysis,
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Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams Will Get Legacy Award

The American Black Film Festival Honors has announced that Billy Dee Williams will be receiving its Hollywood Legacy Award in 2018. Like its name suggests, the award is meant to recognize those who have made a lasting contribution to both movies and TV shows by inspiring people, meaning that in this case, it is well-deserved. For those who are unfamiliar with Billy Dee Williams, he is an African-American actor, singer, and writer who has been involved in an incredible number of projects over the course of his career. Something that should come as no surprise when one realizes that he

Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams Will Get Legacy Award
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Promo images for The Lego Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures Series 2 revealed

Lego has released a batch of official promotional images for the second series of The Lego Batman Movie minifigures which are set to go on sale January 1st, the wave includes Friends and Family Harley, Friends and Family Alfred, Clock King, Hugo Strange, Mermaid Batman, Swimming Pool Batman (With Dolphin), Tropical Joker, Vacation Robin, Vacation Batgirl, Vacation Alfred, Soccer Mom Batgirl, Killer Moth, Jayna, Zan, Apache Chief, Jor-El, General Zod, Doctor Phosphorus, Black Canary, and Black Vulcan; click on any of the images for hi-res versions, and let us know in the comments below which of these you’re most excited to get your hands on…

See Also: The Lego Batman Movie 2018 sets revealed, including the Bat-Space Shuttle and Justice League Anniversary Party

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure.
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Film News Roundup: Billy Dee Williams, Omari Hardwick, Tiffany Haddish Receive Honors

Film News Roundup: Billy Dee Williams, Omari Hardwick, Tiffany Haddish Receive Honors
In today’s film news roundup, Billy Dee Williams will receive a Hollywood legacy award, the Art Directors Guild taps three for lifetime achievement, and fan-owned Legion M invests in a Nicolas Cage movie.

Honors

The American Black Film Festival will honor Billy Dee Williams with the Hollywood legacy award, actor Omari Hardwick with the distinguished Abff alumni award, and actress Tiffany Haddish with the rising star award.

The awards gala will take place on Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The show celebrates individuals of African descent who have made distinguished contributions to American culture through their work, and salutes the year’s best movies and television shows.

Williams’ credits include “Brian’s Song,” “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “Batman.” Hardwick stars in the Starz series “Power” with credits on “Tyler Perry’s for Colored Girls” and Bet Network’s “Being Mary Jane.”

Haddish starred
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Box art for The Lego Batman Movie 2018 sets revealed

Last week we saw a batch of promotional images for The Lego Batman Movie 2018 sets [take a look here], and now the box art has been revealed for the new wave, which we have for you here…

See Also: The Lego Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures Wave 2 revealed

The Bat-Space Shuttle (70923)

The Bat-Dune Buggy (70918)

The Justice League Anniversary Party (70919)

Egghead Mech Food Fight (70920)

Harley Quinn Cannonball Attack (70921)

See Also: The Lego Batman Movie Joker Mansion set revealed

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie sees
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No Lando in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, according to director Rian Johnson

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens feeling like a reunion, of sorts, with the series’ iconic characters, it’s natural to hope for even more cameos in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and one such character is Lando Calrissian.

Given the character’s upcoming appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story, played by Donald Glover, it feels like a great time to catch up with Billy Dee Williams smooth talking smuggler. Well, for those hoping to see Lando in the upcoming film, prepared to be disappointed.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is mincing no words on the potential of Lando making an appearance:

“No, and I don’t want fans to get their hopes up. He’s not in the film, and it was never really something that came up. I mean, I loved that character. It would have been fun to see him, but
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Why Lando Doesn't Return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Why Lando Doesn't Return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Where the heck is Lando? Bad news, Star Wars fans. Director Rian Johnson has confirmed that Billy Dee Williams' Lando Calrissian will not appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The actor said as much during this year's Star Wars Celebration in April, but this puts the final nail in the coffin. Though, Johnson's reasoning is hard to argue against. Here's what he had to say about it in a recent interview.

"No, and I don't want fans to get their hopes up. He's not in the film and it was never really something that came up. I mean, I loved that character. It would have been fun to see him, but it's just not something that ever really had a place in the story."

At least Rian Johnson isn't being cagey about it. Even though Billy Dee Williams said he wasn't in the movie, that was back in April.
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No, Lando Won’t Appear In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has no place for Lando Calrissian, the smooth-talking smuggler of Cloud City.

First introduced via Empire all those years ago, many fans had hoped that Billy Dee Williams might appear in a small cameo role come December – the lush casino city of Canto Bight certainly sounds like it would be right up Lando’s street – but sadly, that’s not the case.

Per Entertainment Weekly, The Last Jedi‘s writer-director Rian Johnson has gone on record to confirm that, no, Lando Calrissian won’t feature in next month’s Star Wars sequel whatsoever. Turns out the idea of welcoming Lando back to the fray “never really came up,” even when Star Wars: The Last Jedi was still kicking around the Lucasfilm boardroom.

No, and I don’t want fans to get their hopes up. He’s not in the film and it was never really something that came up.
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The Lego Batman Movie 2018 sets revealed, including the Bat-Space Shuttle and Justice League Anniversary Party

A batch of official images have arrived online for The Lego Batman Movie 2018 sets which are set to go on sale in January and includes The Bat-Space Shuttle, The Bat-Dune Buggy, The Justice League Anniversary Party, Egghead Mech Food Fight, and Harley Quinn Cannonball Attack; check them out below…

See Also: The Lego Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures Wave 2 revealed

The Bat-Space Shuttle (70923)

The Bat-Dune Buggy (70918)

The Justice League Anniversary Party (70919)

Egghead Mech Food Fight (70920)

Harley Quinn Cannonball Attack (70921)

See Also: The Lego Batman Movie Joker Mansion set revealed

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe,
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Star Wars Battlefront II Review

Forget for a minute the talk of loot boxes, pay-to-win, and level-locked heroes, and understand that Star Wars Battlefront II rights so many wrongs created by the first attempt to bring back the storied game series that all of that can easily be overlooked. When it was announced that EA was bringing back the Star Wars Battlefront franchise, fans rejoiced. The original LucasArts series was beloved, as it allowed players to participate in some of the greatest ground battles in Star Wars history, across both the Prequel and Original Trilogy eras. And in the hands of a development studio like Dice, a new, revamped Star Wars Battlefront had all the makings for a success.

The first game hit consoles back in 2015 and immediately the problems began to show. There was no story mode, and the handful of multiplayer modes were quickly played through and grew stale. The promise of new
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10 Things About The Dark Knight You Never Knew

10 Things About The Dark Knight You Never Knew
The Dark Knight is one of the greatest comic book movies of all time, ranked among the popcorn cinema elite in fan polls as one of the best movies ever. The penultimate chapter of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy saw Christian Bale's Batman go up against the Joker, portrayed with haunting villainy by the late Heath Ledger, who won a posthumous Oscar for the role. Ledger's commitment to the character is the stuff of legend. But there were plenty of other cool facts behind the scenes, as well.

Katie Holmes skipped the sequel to make a terrible comedy.

Memento filmmaker Christopher Nolan rescued the World's Greatest Detective from the train wreck of glossy camp that was Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin with 2005's Batman Begins, a serious minded reboot adored by fans and critics. Katie Holmes co-starred as Bruce Wayne love interest Rachel Dawes, but the Dawson's Creek
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Riverdale season 2 episode 2 review: Nighthawks

Chris Cummins Oct 19, 2017

Archie begins to feel targeted while Veronica and Jughead deal with family issues in a largely expositionary episode...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.2 Nighthawks

Oh man. That ending. Wow.

Before I tackle that shocking final scene, let's go back to the beginning. The start of this week's instalment is a seemingly simpler (though still kind of shitty) time for Archie and the gang compared to where we are when the credits roll. As the episode opens, Jughead's narration informs us that Pop Tate's Chok'lit Shoppe is the "heart of Riverdale." And indeed it may very well be. In fact, the main reason that Betty makes saving Pop's into her crusade du jour
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For The Postseason: Joe E. Brown As Alibi Ike

If you’re a baseball fan, particularly if you’re a Dodgers, Astros, Cubs or Yankees fan, the real baseball season started this past Friday with the inauguration of the American and National League Championship Series. I’m a Dodgers fan, which means I’m among that group who, arguably, have gone the longest without the satisfaction/excitement/nail-biting terror of seeing their team in the World Series, the next step for whoever wins in the Nlcs. The Dodgers last appeared in the World Series in 1988, capping a memorable run with a championship by beating the Oakland A’s. That was 29 years ago. The Cubs are the reigning Mlb champions, having won last year’s World Series after a 107-year drought. And the Yankees, a mainstay of the World Series around the turn of this century, last appeared in an October championship series in 2009.

The only team to come close
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Jim Carrey Reflects On Batman Forever Rivalry With Tommy Lee Jones

While it continues to be one of the more divisive films to feature the Caped Crusader since its release in 1995, the fact of the matter is that there are still many fans out there who love Batman Forever. Personally, I didn’t hate it, but I’d much rather watch one of the movies directed by either Tim Burton or Christopher Nolan because, quite frankly, it was hard to take much of WB’s third crack at the Bat seriously.

So, if you’re of the same opinion as I am, then odds are that you didn’t take too kindly to how the villains were portrayed. Not to take anything away from Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones as actors, but their turns as the Riddler and Two-Face, respectively, were over the top, to say the least. In short, Carrey was playing Carrey and Jones apparently thought he was playing the Joker.
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10 Red Carpet Interview Fails

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10 Red Carpet Interview Fails
Hey, we get it. How many times can one person be expected to answer stupid questions like, "Who are you wearing?" "Are you excited for tonight?" "What was it like working with so-and-so?" Before there's some kind of meltdown, let alone a bit of attitude? Call them angry, exhausted or just plain crazy, but there are plenty of quick interviews that simply went off the rails, regardless of whom was to blame. Today, we're studying 10 ridiculous red carpet interviews. And none of them went as planned. These things are bad.

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton

Long before Brangelina, there was Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton, who openly bragged about wearing vials of each other's blood as jewelry. Angelina even had that prominent "Billy Bob" tattoo with what looked like the dragon symbol of New York City Hardcore band Sick Of It All underneath. During a 2000 red carpet interview with MTV News,
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What Robin Almost Looked Like in Tim Burton's Batman Returns

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What Robin Almost Looked Like in Tim Burton's Batman Returns
Tim Burton almost got to play with Robin. But he changed his mind and ditched that concept for his 1992 sequel Batman Returns. The movie was already stuffed with perhaps one too many characters, with the follow-up to 1989's blockbuster hit Batman introducing Penguin and Catwoman. While we wouldn't see Robin until 1995's Batman Forever, we now have an idea of what Tim Burton's Robin would have looked like.

Robin is an elusive character. When 1989's Batman was being produced, comic book fans warned that the character was too goofy for such a serious take on the material. And he was left on the sidelines. But Tim Burton toyed with introducing the character in his next movie. And thanks to Bart Sears Twitter, we have an idea what that may have looked like.

The movie brought Michael Keaton back as the caped crusader, and cast high profile actors Michelle Pfeiffer
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Tackles Pro Football Films

Chicago – It’s the opening Sunday of the NFL, and what better time to celebrate the films that celebrate the sport that celebrate the ballers. Film history has a steroid-free stack of pro football films in all categories. Patrick McDonald, Jon Lennon Espino and Spike Walters of HollywoodChicago.com take on three prime examples.

Da Boyz! James Caan and Billy Dee Williams Bear Down in ‘Brian’s Song’

Photo credit: Columbia TriStar Home Video

The earliest known footage of a football game was a 1903 match-up between powerhouses Princeton and Yale, filmed by Thomas Edison. The earliest narrative films dealt with the college game, from Harold Lloyd’s “The Freshman” (1925) to the Marx Brothers in “Horse Feathers” (1932). An early example of a pro football movie is “The Cowboy Quarterback” (1939), which involves a scout for the “Chicago Packers” (gee, even in olden days screenwriters were lazy as shit).

The backfield in motion and HollywoodChicago.
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Watch the Most Outrageous Performances in Dancing with the Stars History

Watch the Most Outrageous Performances in Dancing with the Stars History
People is celebrating the Sept. 18 premiere of Dancing with the Stars‘ 25th season with 25 days of exclusive interviews, fun retrospectives, and new details about what fans can expect from the milestone season.

Another season of Dancing with the Stars means another season of passionate paso dobles, charming cha chas, and titillating tangos.

As fans gear up for season 25 of the ABC reality dance competition (premiering Sept. 18), People presents a list of the most outrageous dances in the show’s history:

Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd – “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (Season 20)

Bristol Pailin & Mark Ballas – the Monkees theme song (Season
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Toys ‘R’ Us celebrates Bricktober with The Lego Batman Movie

Toys ‘R’ Us has revealed its annual Bricktober celebration exclusive set which contains four brand new Batman minifigures as part of The Lego Batman Movie theme; take a look at the official promotional images here…

See Also: Exclusive interview with Chris McKay on The Lego Batman Movie and Lego Universe

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie sees Will Arnett reprising his role as Batman from The Lego Moviealongside Michael Cera (Superbad) as Robin, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Batgirl, Zach Galifianakis
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