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10 Upcoming Shows to Watch if You’re Mourning ‘Game of Thrones’

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10 Upcoming Shows to Watch if You’re Mourning ‘Game of Thrones’
Millions of people’s Sunday night routines are ruined now that “Game of Thrones” is over, and there are holes in their hearts as big as the hole in The Wall that are aching for a new fantasy series to fill them. Several prequel series are on their way, but as there’s no word on just how long it will be until they hit the small screen, here are a few TV shows filled with magic, monsters and mighty heroes in the works that might have a shot at filling the “Game of Thrones” void.

His Dark Materials” – HBO/BBC One

The HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s book series full of daemons and parallel universes will premiere in late 2019, and a second season has already been ordered. “Logan” breakout star Dafne Keen plays Lyra Belacqua, who travels the multiverse with Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) and Pantalaimon, her personal daemon,
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‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Gets Summer Release Date and More Images

We were thinking Netflix's premiere date for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance would fall into the fourth quarter of this year. It's with great glee that we were completely wrong.

Netflix will release all 10 one-hour episodes of director Louis Leterrier's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance prequel series to the 1982 Jim Henson fantasy film on Friday, August 30th. That's only a little over three months from now.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance stars Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel, as Gelflings Rian, Brea and Deet, respectively.

Other cast members portraying Gelflings include Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander.

Voicing a combination of Skesis and Mystics are Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg.

Donna Kimball will lend her voice to Aughra,
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TV News Roundup: ‘Dark Crystal’ Series at Netflix Sets Summer Premiere Date

  • Variety
In today’s roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”

Dates

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” the prequel series to the original fantasy film, will premiere on Netflix on Aug. 30. Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel will voice the three Gelfling heroes, once again portrayed as animated puppets, named Rian, Brea and Deet. The star-studded voice cast of heroes and villains also includes Mark Hamill, Eddie Izzard, Natalie Dormer, Andy Samberg, Simon Pegg, Keegan-Michael Key, Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Strong and Alicia Vikander. The 10-episode series will follow the three heroes as they set out on a journey to discover the secrets behind the evil Skeksis’ power and save their world.

The second season of the Starz drama “Sweetbitter” will premiere on July 14 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Based on the Stephanie Danler novel of the same name, the new episodes will
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance images released, August premiere date set

Netflix has announced that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the hotly-anticipated prequel to The Jim Henson Company’s cult 80s fantasy The Dark Crystal;, is set to premiere on the streaming service on August 30th. Check out a batch of new images from the series here…

The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance features a star-studded voice cast that includes Taron Egerton (Robin Hood), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones),Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Helena Bonham-Carter (The King’s
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Cool Photos From Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Series; Premiere Date Announced!

Thanks to Netflix we have a bunch of cool new photos to share with you for their upcoming series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The series is based on Jim Henson’s classic 1982 feature film The Dark Crystal, and the epic new story is set several years before the events of the original movie.

The streaming service also announced that the series will premiere this summer on Friday, August 30th! As a longtime fan of the original movie, I am overwhelmed with excitement for this series! I love what I’m seeing in these photos, and I can’t wait to see some actual footage from it. But so far everything looks awesome!

In the series, “we find that the world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis,
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‘The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance’ Gets Netflix Premiere Date & First Images

Netflix has set Friday, August 30 for the launch of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel series to the Jim Henson Company’s groundbreaking 1982 feature. The internet network also released several first-look images (see above and below)

Feature helmer Louis Leterrier executive produces and directs the series, set many years before the events of the movie. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel lead the voice cast, as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.

Other Gelfling characters are voiced by Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif,
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‘Shazam!’ Blu-ray, 4K and DVD Release Date Confirmed

Online retailers have confirmed the release date for Warner Bros' Shazam! on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD is July 16th.

Shazam! stars Zachary Levi and Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a special young lad who is given the power to become a superhero with an array of abilities he's not quite mature enough to wield.

Co-starring in Shazam! are Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, Meagon Good, Michelle Borth, Ross Butler, D.J. Cotrona, and Cooper Andrews.

Expect Warner Bros. to issue the full Shazam! home video press release this coming week or shortly thereafter. We'll pass along the full details including bonus features when they're officially announced.

In the meantime, here are some Shazam! pre-order links at Amazon:

Shazam! Blu-ray, DVD, Digital combo pack

Shazam! 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Digital combo pack
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What’s Next for ‘Game of Thrones” Cast Members

  • Variety
What’s Next for ‘Game of Thrones” Cast Members
Eight years and eight seasons later, the “Game of Thrones” cast finally has some downtime to relax or move onto other projects. Some stars, like Kit Harington, who told Variety that he doesn’t plan on taking another role as physically demanding as Jon Snow, certainly deserve a break, but others have wasted no time getting back on screen. Here are a few of the upcoming projects you can catch your favorite Westeros characters in next.

Sophie Turner

Just a few short weeks after the “Thrones” finale, superhero fans can see Turner reprise her role as Jean Grey in “Dark Phoenix” on June 7. It’s unclear whether the actress will keep the role in future X-Men films following the Disney-Fox merger, but she’ll also star in “Broken Soldier,” a drama about a war vet suffering from Ptsd.

Lena Headey

With Cersei Lannister’s fate behind her, Headey’s next
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Glenn Close & Mila Kunis To Star In Drama ‘Four Good Days’, Capstone Launches Sales — Cannes

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Glenn Close & Mila Kunis To Star In Drama ‘Four Good Days’, Capstone Launches Sales — Cannes
Exclusive: One of the later packages to be announced for the Cannes market is also one of the hottest dramas on offer. Glenn Close and Mila Kunis are set to star in Rodrigo Garcia’s (Albert Nobbs) hard-hitting substance abuse story Four Good Days, we can reveal.

Capstone is launching international sales on the Croisette. CAA Media Finance arranged financing and will co-rep domestic with Endeavor Content.

Seven-time Oscar nominee Close will play Deb, a mother helping her daughter Molly (Kunis) work through four crucial days on Molly’s road to recovery from substance abuse. Their time together after a long estrangement revives both the painful wounds they have inflicted on each other, but also offers the opportunity to rekindle their fundamental, complicated, love for one another.

Garcia will direct from his script, co-written by Eli Saslow, the Washington Post journalist and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner. The story is based on Saslow’s WaPo article.
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New Trailer For ‘The Captor’ With Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace & Mark Strong

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We’ve just received a brand new trailer for the upcoming The Captor, a new film starring Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace and Mark Strong. The film comes to cinemas and on-demand from 21st June. We’re hearing that this one is reminiscent of films like Dog Day Afternoon and Inside Man, so we’re quite looking forward to checking it all out in the summer.

This stylish, faced-paced, fun and frantic crime caper is a vibrant blend of tension, humour and history. Based on the absurd but true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis, The Captor, described as ‘a suspenseful, riotous black comedy’, is an extraordinary account of what happens when hostages bond with their captors and turn against the authorities – a phenomenon now identified as the Stockholm syndrome.

Writer and director Robert Budreau has assembled a top-notch cast for this intriguing and unique thriller: he
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Oakhurst Entertainment Secures Funding For Development Slate

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Oakhurst Entertainment, the company founded by Brillstein Entertainment executive Jai Khanna, has made a pact with Productivity Media Inc for $2M annual development funding, which will help Oakhurst secure IPs, hire writers, and spend on progress-to-production logistics. The first project under the deal is Hack Pack, based on a Miami New Times story written by journalist Tim Elfrink.

It’s a true story of four kids from South Florida who led the world’s biggest online identity heist. Led by Albert Gonzalez, a computer hacker and criminal, masterminded the combined credit card theft and subsequent reselling of more than 170 million card and Atm numbers: the biggest such fraud in history. Gonzalez and his accomplices used sophisticated technology to hack into numerous major U.S. retailers. With an insatiable appetite for money, sex, and drugs, the multi-million-dollar scam had deadly consequences. The project is currently out to writers.

Productivity Media
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Stockholm – Review

Ethan Hawke in Stockholm. Courtesy of Blumhouse.

Ever wonder why they call the phenomenon where hostages bond with their captor “Stockholm syndrome?” The semi-comic crime film Stockholm answers that question, in a tale based on a 1973 true incident. Ethan Hawke stars as a crook who walks into a Stockholm bank wearing a long-haired wig and sunglasses, toting a bag full of weaponry, and proceeds to take hostages. However, he is not there to rob the bank. Instead he demands the release of a friend, imprisoned bank robber Gunnar Sorensson (Mark Strong). As the stand-off with authorities drags on, the hostagetaker shows a softer, houman side and starts to form a tentative bond with one of the bank employees he’s holding, Bianca, played by Noomi Rapace, the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

There are undeniable parallels to Dog Day Afternoon in writer/director Robert Budreau’s film but Stockholm is a smaller,
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How the Composer of ‘Shazam!’ Could Be the Heir to Zimmer and Williams

How the Composer of ‘Shazam!’ Could Be the Heir to Zimmer and Williams
After the horror thrills of “Lights Out” and “Annabelle: Creation,” director David Sandberg and composer Benjamin Wallfisch shifted tone with the light-hearted adventure of “Shazam!,” the box office hit starring Zachary Levi as DC’s iconic child-man superhero.

“David and I started discussing the score several months before shooting began,” said Wallfisch (who has been busy lately scoring “Hellboy” and Nat Geo’s “Hostile Planet”), “and we just found ourselves geeking out over our shared love of the classic superhero and adventure/fantasy scores that were being written in the ’70s and ’80s, those huge thematic, orchestral scores that totally wore their heart on their sleeve and were unabashedly emotive and motivic.”

Naturally, Sandberg wanted to go with a “classic” sound for their score, since Shazam hails from the Golden Age of superhero comics in the ’40s. And, of course, they were all in for recording the score in London
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Does DC Comics’ ‘Shazam’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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Does DC Comics’ ‘Shazam’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
The summer superhero movie season is about to get started in earnest with “Avengers: Endgame,” “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” but first we’ve got “Shazam” from DC Comics — the second big comic book movie of the year after “Captain Marvel” in March.

For a long time, movies based on DC properties eschewed the practice that became the norm for their Marvel counterparts — post-credits scenes. Marvel movies, and movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, loved tossing in a bonus scene during and/or at the end of the credits to tease future movies or just add a little extra joke. But DC didn’t do that sort of thing until very recently, with “Justice League” back in 2017 and “Aquaman” just a few months back.

So does “Shazam” follow the recent DC trend by including any bonus scenes after the credits roll, or does it stick
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Bo Report: ‘Shazam!’ rules again as new releases go missing

Back of the Net

Facing zero competition from the new releases, New Line/DC Entertainment’s family superhero adventure Shazam! continued its reign at Australian cinemas last weekend.

Lionsgate’s Hellboy reboot, Universal’s comedy Little, Fox’s romantic drama The Aftermath and Laika Studios/Roadshow’s stop-motion animated comedy Missing Link all struggled, generally mirroring their Us results.

Meanwhile Umbrella’s Back of the Net, a young adult drama directed by Louise Alston and scripted by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck, launched in Queensland and Victoria, netting $14,000 from limited sessions on 38 screens.

Don’t read too much into that because the film starring Sofia Wylie (the Disney Channel’s Andi Mack) as a soccer academy student who locks horns with the school’s star player Evie (Tiarnie Coupland) is rolling out over the next few weeks, dated for the school holidays.

Also, producer Steve Jaggi is soon expected to
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Here's Why We're Hopeful That There's Going to Be a Shazam! Sequel

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The zany trailer for Warner Bros.'s take on DC superhero Shazam! doesn't capture even half of the heart, hilarity, and charm that keeps the film so entertaining from start to finish. Starring Zachary Levi as the titular hero and perennial bad guy Mark Strong as the villainous Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, the movie crackles with energy from the ominous opening scene until the shocking moment that plays after the credits have already started. In fact, it's that midcredits scene that makes us hopeful that a Shazam! sequel will be greenlit sooner than later.

Warning: mild spoilers for Shazam! to follow!

Without giving the twist away entirely, we'll say that the midcredits scene makes it clear that Sivana is on the cusp of teaming up with another big bad from the Shazam! universe, who appears in a surprise cameo. The evil combination is further supported by a storyline featuring the two
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A DC Comics Villain Makes a Tiny Cameo in Shazam! - Here's Why It's So Important

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A DC Comics Villain Makes a Tiny Cameo in Shazam! - Here's Why It's So Important
Warning: Big spoilers for the end of Shazam! below.

As any superhero film connoisseur knows, the strength of the story lives and dies by the strength of the villain - literally and metaphorically. Do they have Loki's sass? Kilgrave's obsessive manipulations? Kingpin's ruthlessness? In Shazam!, Mark Strong plays the film's big bad, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, and is just as cruel as he is bald (very). But he's actually not the only antagonist that pops up over the course of Shazam! During a brief but ominous midcredits scene, an imprisoned Sivana is visited by another villainous presence from the comics: a superintelligent evil two-inch talking worm named Mister Mind.

After having lost a battle with Billy Batson's Shazam (played as an adult by Zachary Levi), Sivana is locked away in a prison somewhere. We see him, sapped of the powers the now-defeated Seven Deadly Sins imbued him with, frantically scribbling a
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Shazam!'s Zachary Levi Is on a Mission to Make Superhero Movies Fun Again

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Shazam!'s Zachary Levi Is on a Mission to Make Superhero Movies Fun Again
Can you remember the last time you saw a big-screen superhero be genuinely, truly thrilled about their powers? Other than the exuberance of Peter Parker, every other hero as of late has been busy avenging their dead parents, feeling guilty about the worldwide destruction they've caused, or trying to figure out a way to revive their dead friends. As compelling as those stories are, they aren't always fun - that's where Shazam comes in.

Like a lighting bolt of fresh air, Zachary Levi's titular hero in 2019's Shazam! is suitably "stoked" to be able to zip through the air whenever he wants, lift up a falling bus with his bare hands, and hold his own against a villain wielding seven deadly sins' worth of powers. And, who wouldn't be? Well . . . a jaded adult, probably. But Levi's Billy Batson isn't an adult. (At least not all the time.) Despite the giant muscles and towering frame,
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Shazam!'s Zachary Levi Is on a Mission to Make Superhero Movies Fun Again

Can you remember the last time you saw a big-screen superhero be genuinely, truly thrilled about their powers? Other than the exuberance of Peter Parker, every other hero as of late has been busy avenging their dead parents, feeling guilty about the worldwide destruction they've caused, or trying to figure out a way to revive their dead friends. As compelling as those stories are, they aren't always fun - that's where Shazam comes in.

Like a lighting bolt of fresh air, Zachary Levi's titular hero in 2019's Shazam! is suitably "stoked" to be able to zip through the air whenever he wants, lift up a falling bus with his bare hands, and hold his own against a villain wielding seven deadly sins' worth of powers. And, who wouldn't be? Well . . . a jaded adult, probably. But Levi's Billy Batson isn't an adult. (At least not all the time.) Despite the giant muscles and towering frame,
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Spoilers: Shazam producer discusses the movie’s surprise cameo

Warning. This post contains Shazam! spoilers…

After months and months of rumours and speculation, we finally got confirmation last week on the rumours that Zachary Levi’s Shazam! would be joined in the DC blockbuster by the Man of Steel, with Superman popping up at the end of the film for a surprise cameo.

With Henry Cavill’s status as Superman up in the air (the actor having reportedly parted ways with the DC Extended Universe after failing to reach a deal to extend his contract), the filmmakers chose to shoot Superman from the chest down for his cameo.

However, according to producer Peter Safran, Cavill’s absence was simply down to scheduling conflicts rather than a Dceu exit, as he revealed during an interview with Comic Book.

“At one point, we’d hoped it was going to be Cavill doing it, but unfortunately his schedule didn’t allow him to do it,
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