Thursday, June 22, 2017

'Preacher' Season 2: EP Confirms More Comic Book Canon, New Twists

PREACHER Season 2 preview"Preacher's" Jesse Cutler, Tulip, and Cassidy have finally hit the road together in the horror-comedy's second season, just as they were when they were first introduced in the Vertigo comic book. But executive producer Sam Catlin reminds you: even when things feel familiar to die-hard fans, the series promises a fresh twist around every corner.

A veteran of the "Breaking Bad" writers room who teamed with actor Seth Rogen and his longtime screenwriting partner Evan Goldberg ("Superbad," "Pineapple Express," "This Is the End") to develop the comics series first launched by writer Garth Ennis and the late artist Steve Dillon, Catlin tells Moviefone that -- after a first season that played much like a prequel to established mythology -- while the show's leaning closer to its roots -- fan-favorite the Saint of Killers has arrived, and Herr Star is close behind -- there are plenty of unexpected surprises on the road ahead as the characters start to feel more and more like the TV incarnation's own.

Moviefone: What were the creative lessons from the first season that you wanted to carry over into Season 2?

Sam Catlin: I just felt like there were certain things that we kind of discovered that only our show could sort of pull of, and we wanted to just do more of that. There's so much great TV out there, interesting TV, but there are certain things that we realized that only our show could get away with. So we tried to do more of that, in terms of the violence, and the comedy, and the perversity, and stuff like that.

I think we're excited by the fact that Jesse's sort of drive is an external one, and not sort of an internal one, a philosophical one. He's looking for God, not in himself, and not in the stars, but he's down the road somewhere and I'm going to find him. And sort of giving him a real external drive was really exciting and liberating for us as writers.

From the start, Season 2 is going to skew a little closer to what the comic book is, but you guys are still going to color outside the lines. So tell me about knowing that you've got this road map that you can follow, but you're making the show your own, you're making different creative choices and doing what you're able do for TV.

I think -- and Garth [Ennis] will tell you this -- you couldn't shoot the comic books as a TV show. And it's not even just a question of how much money it would cost you to be in the south of France and ancient Ireland from episode to episode. It's not just that -- it's just that we would actually run out of story pretty quickly.

So what we want to do is we always want to make "Preacher" feel like "Preacher," and we delve a little deeper into some of these, what look like little pit stops on the road in the comic book become whole episodes, or several episodes, or stuff like that.

We meet Herr Starr. How did Herr Starr become Herr Starr? What is this place, the Grail? How did the Grail start? The Saint of Killers -- what's in it for him? Why is he going after Jesse? What's his reward if he gets him? Stuff like that. So, hopefully, it feels like the show, in the sense of, it's a road show about a guy looking for God, and anything can happen, and has all these different genres, and we know all these characters. There'll be new characters – there just have to be. We're not going to leave any of the great set pieces, or the great characters, on the shelf for very long.

Give me some characters that you were excited making a little bit bigger. The Saint of Killers is one, I expect ...

The Saint of Killers -- having him in our world with Jesse and Tulip and Cassidy is very exciting. I think we'll probably spend some time and learn a little bit, we'll introduce the Grail, and some of its components -- very excited about that!

We're going to tease a little bit more about what happened to Jesse after his father was killed, and where he ended up after that, and how that sort of informs his search for God. We're going to learn a little bit more about Tulip back in the day, and when she and Jesse were sort of outlaws together, and what sort of drove them apart, and where she ended up as a result of their breakup.

And we're going to learn more about Cassidy in terms of, we're going to start to understand some of the wreckage that he left behind, and bridges that he burnt, and how will he try to make amends to people that he betrayed in the past, and how will that end up making things much, much worse as a result.

So, yeah, we get to sort of expand the world in a lot of different ways. We're getting much more in terms of, we're starting to pull more and more of these characters into the world, which is exciting.

Tone is the trick on any television show. You guys are standing right on that barbed wire fence with your mix of violence and comedy, and how you're able to portray it. Working with the network to know how far you can go, deciding amongst yourselves creatively how far is too far, and going over the edge when it can be fun. How do you work through those things?

The tone of the show -- it's a tricky tone. We're just borrowing and stealing from all these movies, and things that we like, that all work independently, but we're trying to put them all in the Monty Python, and Sam Peckinpah and Quentin Tarantino, and trying to put them all into one world where they don't sort of capsize each other. That's definitely part of the trick.

But I feel like the show can sustain more than I thought it could, in terms of its absurdity and all of that, in Season 1 for sure. In terms of the network, we definitely had more fretful calls from the network this year, but really, fewer. Whatever people are picturing in terms of handwringing, and you can't do that, I think everyone signed up for Garth's "Preacher," and that's what they're getting. American culture is so bereft and decayed at this point, that I think network executives have rightly just thrown up their hands and given up!

I love the show's use of music, often to a great comedic effect but still always with an awesome song. That's got to be a very tricky thing, too, to find those great pieces of music that are also commenting on the scene or enhancing a scene. So tell me a little bit about that aspect of it.

Yeah, that's the work of us and our music supervisors. Yeah, a lot of the fun is finding that right song. For "Come on Eileen," that was going to be something else. It didn't wear well over time. Then we were sort of running out of time because the actors had to learn the song.

It's a sort of nostalgic song. It's a sort of peppy song. It's a song that you shouldn't really enjoy, but you do, but you secretly do. So yeah, finding that right song is a lot of fun.

As you said, I'm sure at the beginning you thought, "How long can we sustain this with the material that we have to draw from?" I get the sense that you feel like you're pretty confident there's a lot of stories for you to tell, digging into the different corners of this world. Tell me about getting from there to here and realizing, "Oh, this is richer than I initially might have thought."

Oh, for sure. For this season, I won't say, but we were going to have like this season be two halves, and we were going to end up with one arc, and then move on to a whole other world for the second half. Then we kept pushing it off. It's like, "Well, maybe we can get to that world for the last four episodes." Then maybe just the last two.

Then we realized, there's so much story with this world that we're just with these characters that we're just bringing in, and we don't want to shortchange this other world that we're really excited about getting to. So yeah, it's exactly what you say: sometimes it's just a couple of issues in a comic book of places that Jesse winds up, but they're whole worlds for us on a TV show that we can really delve into.

Seth and Evan have known each other forever, worked together forever, and now you guys are a trinity.

Wait, no one's asked this! Is the question, who's who? Evan is Tulip. No, Evan is Cassidy! Evan is Cassidy. I'm probably Jesse because I'm the sort of the grim, distraught one. I guess that means Seth is Tulip. He's Tulip.

To have found your creative vibe together -- and you guys have your fingerprints on this in a lot of different ways, like getting behind the camera to direct -- how is that creative partnership experience now this deep into it all?

Oh God, it could have been a disaster. It really could have been a disaster. But they're great. It has all the elements of a failure to it, in a sense that you're bringing Seth and Evan, movie stars with a passion project of this thing that they've been loving for so long, and then bring it to me. They don't know me. I'm just some TV hack that they brought in. So it could have been fraught, and it just hasn't been.

I feel like, really from the beginning, we've wanted to make the same show. We talked about the same show. I think we see the show in the same way. There'll be times like, "Oh, that doesn't make sense." But in terms of the overall vision of the show, there's never been any arguments, really.

How often do you check in with Garth, either with a question or just to talk through ideas?

When was the last time I talked to him? Maybe a month or so ago. He'll just send an email saying, "The Saint wouldn't have that type of ammo." It's weird, because I know he really likes the show and is behind the show, but the details that he insists on when he insists on them, it's like, "Absolutely! Whatever you say, we're going to do that."

But I love Garth. He's also been a great collaborator. There's another thing that could have gone horrendously wrong, which is, my character, that's not the story. And he's been so gracious and generous with his magnum opus with us. He's just trusted us. I don't know why. Maybe it's just the cash, the simple money. It's a money grab for him, that greedy Irish immigrant! So yeah, keep watching it so we can enrich Garth Ennis.



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Ryan Seacrest Thinks Hosting ABC's 'American Idol' Is 'Doable'; It Sounds Exhausting

102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango - ShowThe so-called "hardest working man in Hollywood" just can't seem to stop adding to his workload.

Ryan Seacrest is reportedly in negotiations to host ABC's "American Idol" reboot, and he apparently isn't fazed by how many more hours of work and travel the gig would add to his already packed schedule. He recently discussed the logistics with Variety, calling it "doable." That may be the case, but it sounds intensely exhausting.

Hosting "Idol" would require Seacrest to be in Los Angeles to film live evening episodes. Then, he'd have to get back to New York City, where he now lives, co-hosts "Live with Kelly and Ryan," and also does his radio shows, "On Air With Ryan Seacrest" and "American Top 40 With Ryan Seacrest." Juggling it all would mean a lot of redeyes so he could be ready to join Kelly Ripa for their morning talk show.

Seacrest is certainly aware of the logistical challenges and how much travel would be required.

"That is one of the things I'm looking at, just on my globe, just what time the show ends and what time I start the next day in New York," he said.

That he thinks it would be worth it proves just how much he loves "Idol." For his sake, we hope he's good at sleeping on planes.

[via: Variety]



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Shondaland's 'Still Star-Crossed' Gets Demoted to Saturdays

ABC's 'Still Star-Crossed' - Season OneWhat's written in the stars for "Still Star-Crossed" isn't looking so good.

The new ABC period drama hasn't made its mark so far like other Shondaland hits, and after three low-rated episodes, the network has decided to move it from Mondays to Saturdays starting July 8. That doesn't bode well for the future of the series; it will lose its "Bachelorette" lead-in, and "Still-Star-Crossed is already only averaging 1.95 million viewers per episode in live-plus-same day Nielsen ratings, as reported by Variety.

A period drama, "Still Star-Crossed" centers on the Montague and Capulet families after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The story is based on Melinda Taub's novel of the same name, which was published in 2013. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have caught on, and it may soon suffer a fate similar to that of the Shakespearean lovers.

Only time will tell what lies ahead for "Still Star-Crossed," but we don't expect its new time slot to help its quest for better ratings.

[via: Variety]



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'The House' Unscripted Live

What's better than two comedic giants answering your questions -- and making up a few of their own? Doing it live!

"The House" stars Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell hit the stage in Moviefone's first ever Unscripted Live, where no topic is off the table, including illegal bird sales, fan lunches for one, and Harry Potter sorting hat results. #TeamRavenclaw

"The House," starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, and Jessie Ennis, hits theaters June 30th.



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Freeform Abandons 'Greek' Reunion Movie Plans: Report

ABC Family's 'Greek' - Season FourAlas, the holiday gift "Greek" fans were hoping for is not coming -- at least not courtesy of Freeform.

The network announced in 2016 it was developing a two-hour holiday movie that would pick up five years after the events of the ABC Family series' finale. Now, however, those plans have been scrapped, according to TVLine. While Freeform opted not to reveal why it dropped the project, "Greek" creator Sean Smith told TVLine it was a money issue.

The series ran on ABC Family (now known as Freeform) from 2007 to 2011, centering on sorority and fraternity life at the fictional Cyrus-Rhodes University. The show ended with several of the characters graduating, so a reunion would have been a perfect place to pick up. Fans would have gotten to see the gang return to campus, plus had a chance to find out where their lives took them after college.

With this new development, our hopes of seeing the Cyprus-Rhodes crew at their five-year reunion have certainly taken a hit, but they haven't been completely dashed. Smith and his fellow executive producers Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan reportedly plan to shop the mini-revival around. We're crossing our fingers that we'll get to see Casey (Spencer Grammer), Cappie (Scott Michael Foster), Rusty (Jacob Zachar), and co. together again yet.

[via: TVLine]



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First 'Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later' Trailer Brings Us More Camp Firewood Insanity

It's time for more crazy Camp Firewood antics.

Netflix has released the first trailer for "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," plus unveiled its fast-approaching premiere date. A follow-up to the 2001 cult film and its 2015 prequel series, "First Day of Camp," the new series again takes fans to the woods of Maine. This time, our return to Camp Firewood will be set in the '90s -- specifically 1991, 10 years after the ridiculous summer that saw staff have to save the camp from a government plot, toxic waste, and more.

Rest assured that further conflict lies ahead; as the preview shows, Beth (Janeane Garafolo) plans to sell the camp. There may be other government conspiracies, too, given that Michael Showalter will again play Ronald Reagan while Michael Ian Black and David Wain portray George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, respectively. The series also stars Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Marguerite Moreau, and many more returners as well as newbies.

Watch the trailer below, and be warned that it's NSFW.

"Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" hits Netflix on Aug. 4.



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Fox Reveals Fall 2017 Premiere Dates

Fox just released the premiere dates for its fall 2017-2018 season, including new shows "The Orville," "The Gifted," and "Ghosted."

Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville" -- a sci-fi dramedy TVLine dubbed a "Star Trek spoof," very much like "Galaxy Quest" -- landed a nice post-NFL premiere date. Fans excited for "The Gifted," starring Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker and connected to the X-Men film series, will have to wait until October 2.

Here's the fall lineup:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (immediately following NFL doubleheader)
8/7c "The Orville" (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 (immediately following NFL doubleheader)
8 pm "The Orville" (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26
8 pm "Lethal Weapon"
9 pm "The Mick"
9:30 pm "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27
8 pm "Empire"
9 pm "Star"

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28
8 pm "Gotham"
9 pm "The Orville" (Regular Time Period Premiere)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
8 pm "Hell's Kitchen"
9 pm "The Exorcist"

SUNDAY, OCT. 1
7:30 pm "Bob's Burgers"
8 pm "The Simpsons"
8:30 pm "Ghosted"
9 pm "Family Guy"
9:30 pm "The Last Man on Earth"

MONDAY, OCT. 2
8 pm "Lucifer "
9 pm "The Gifted"

Don't worry if you don't see your favorite renewed Fox show -- like "The X-Files" and "New Girl," as well as the new shows "The Resident," "LA to Vegas," and "9-1-1" as they arrive midseason.

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Netflix's 'To the Bone' Trailer Launches Fan Debate on 'Glamorizing Anorexia'

Netflix's new trailer for "To the Bone" has earned more 1 million views, but also fears that it might be the new "13 Reasons Why" when it comes to triggering vulnerable viewers.

"To the Bone" was written and directed by Marti Noxon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "unREAL") and stars Lily Collins as a young woman with anorexia nervosa. According to the synopsis, her character Ellen "spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor."

The film also stars Keanu Reeves as her doctor, Carrie Preston as her stepmother, and Lilly Taylor as her mother.

On one side, fans think this is a great opportunity to address eating disorders and mental illness, taboo topics that don't get a lot of play in well-watched forums, showing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. On the other side, fans are worried that this will further glamorize being skinny, triggering people with eating disorders, and just end up used as "thinspo" -- thin inspiration -- when that's not exactly the objective.

Netflix picked up "To the Bone" after its debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. It will be available for streaming on July 14.

[via: Buzzfeed]

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Alexis Bledel Promoted to Series Regular for 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 

THE HANDMAID'S TALE -- "Offred" - Episode 101 - Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife. Ofglen (Alexis Bledel), shown. (Photo by: Take Five/Hulu)Step aside, Rory Gilmore, 'cause Hulu needs more from Emily/Oflen. Alexis Bledel was a guest star in "The Handmaid's Tale" Season 1, appearing in five episodes as Ofglen, who befriends Elisabeth Moss's main character, Offred.

Hulu just revealed that Bledel will return as a series regular in Season 2, which ... is that a spoiler? Ofglen's fate was left up in the air in Season 1, but if she's coming back as a series regular, that suggests good things.

The series is adapted from Margaret Atwood's dystopian classic, and it sounds like Season 2 will continue to find more inspiration from the book. "There's so many things that we haven't explored yet from the book — so many lines, you know?" Elisabeth Moss told EW. "So much text that we haven't gotten a chance to even say."

According to Hulu, "The Handmaid's Tale" had its most-viewed premiere of any series in its first week. Season 2 will go into production this fall and premiere 13 episodes on Hulu sometime in 2018.

Someone will inevitably wonder what this might mean for more "Gilmore Girls" episodes on Netflix, and it may not mean much, since it doesn't sound like there's a lot of movement on that front right now.

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Lead Responds to Critics Who Think Show Is Too Diverse

When "Star Trek: Discovery" was revealed to have a woman of color as the lead, with the show including diversity across its roles, it got the usual polarizing reaction. One side praised a change from the status quo to add more representation, and the other side rolled their eyes at what they saw as a forced PC agenda.

"The Walking Dead" alum Sonequa Martin-Green has the lead role of First Officer Michael Burnham, serving Michelle Yeoh's Captain Philippa Georgiou. "Discovery" will also feature the TV series's first openly gay character, a science officer played by Anthony Rapp.

Entertainment Weekly asked Martin-Green about critics who think the new show is just TOO diverse. Here's part of her response:

"Well, I would encourage them to key into the essence and spirit of Star Trek that has made it the legacy it is — and that's looking across the way to the person sitting in front of you and realizing you are the same, that they are not separate from you, and we are all one. That's something Star Trek has always upheld and I completely believe that is why it's been a mainstay in society in the hearts of so many people for so many decades. I would encourage them to look past their opinions and social conditioning and key into what we're doing here — which is telling a story about humanity that will hopefully bring us all together.

[...] I'm incredibly proud to be the lead of this show and be at the forefront of an iteration of Star Trek that's from the eyes of a black woman that's never been done before, though obviously there's been other forms of diversity that have been innovated by Trek. I feel like we're taking another step forward, which I think all stories should do. We should go boldly where nobody has gone before and stay true to that."

It's a beautiful inclusive statement recognizing the diversity that's been part of the show since "The Original Series" in the 1960s. However, all you have to do is read EW's comments to see that her words have basically reached the choir but not the mob with torches and pitchforks outside. They still see this as liberal feminist SJWs making "everything" about race and gender in a PC attempt to ruin the world. "White genocide"-fearing non-fans probably won't watch the CBS All Access drama no matter what, but it may please them to know that Jason Isaacs is also in the cast as Captain Gabriel Lorca, described as "a steely Federation Starship Captain who's considered a brilliant military tactician."

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Pictured: Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca."Star Trek: Discovery" will premiere Sunday, September 24, initially on CBS before (unfortunately) moving to the streaming-only service CBS All Access.

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'Game of Thrones' Fans Analyzing Trailer's 'Lone Wolf Dies' Quote for Clues

In the books, it was a quote from Ned Stark to Arya Stark. In the second trailer for "Game of Thrones" Season 7, it's a quote from Sansa Stark to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Whoever says it, fans are trying to dissect what it means for the characters they love.

The new trailer ends with Sansa's (Sophie Turner) voice saying, "When the snows fall, and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives."

The line is something mentioned to or by Arya a few times in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, starting with this conversation from Ned Stark to his youngest daughter, reminding her that she needs Sansa, even if they don't get along:

Arya recalls it in the fourth book, "A Feast for Crows":

"The old gods are dead, she told herself, with Mother and Father and Robb and Bran and Rickon, all dead. A long time ago, she remembered her father saying that when the cold winds blow the lone wolf dies and the pack survives. He had it all backwards. Arya, the lone wolf, still lived, but the wolves of the pack had been taken and slain and skinned."

After the new trailer played, ending with Sansa's quote, some fans immediately jumped to the fear that it might mean Jon Snow dies. But Jon (Kit Harington) is the White Wolf, not a lone wolf. He's part of the Stark pack now.

Fans have shared other reactions to the line, including some wishing Arya (Maisie Williams) had kept it:

This obsession with Jon! It probably has nothing to do with him.

Isn't Arya more of a loner than Jon, anyway? The guy who keeps being declared the leader of every place he joins? Maybe this is Sansa's argument to Arya that she needs to stop being on her own and rejoin the Stark pack. Or maybe it's a threat to someone else, outside of their pack.

Season 7 will reveal this answer, after it premieres Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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The 'Jurassic World' Sequel Now Has a Title, and an Official Poster

We can now stop calling "Jurassic World 2" by that name, 'cause it is officially titled ... hold on to your butts ... "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment announced the news along with a new teaser one-sheet poster:
"Fallen Kingdom" is being directed by J.A. Bayona, starring "Jurassic World" leads Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, plus OG "Jurassic Park" scene-stealer Jeff Goldblum, and Justice Jesse Smith, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, and Rafe Spall.

Back in September 2016, Colin Trevorrow, who directed "Jurassic World" and co-wrote the sequel, told Jurassic Outpost that the second movie "will be more suspenseful and scary. It's just the way it's designed; it's the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skill set."

Trevorrow teased that "Jurassic World 2" was "built upon the concepts and stories that [Michael] Crichton created with the novels," including the real-world theme "a mistake made a long time ago just can't be undone. You can't put it back into the box." Jurassic Outpost further teased, "Jurassic World 2 is about our relationship with animals, and how we share the planet with other living things. There's mention of militarization in the sequel, but there's also mention of open source and humans living along dinosaurs – [Trevorrow] favors the latter for the sequels story."

Another thing we know is that Chris Pratt had to go on a serious diet to get fit for his return as Owen Grady.

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" opens June 22, 2018.

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Ron Howard Officially Named New Director of Han Solo Movie After That Whole Mess

National Geographic's Premiere Screening Of 'Genius' In London - ScreeningThe Han Solo movie that Lucasfilm still can't be bothered to title will soon resume filming with a new director: Ron Howard, who starred in George Lucas's first hit film, 1973's "American Graffiti," just before that director created the "Star Wars" galaxy.

Two days ago the "Star Wars" studio surprised everyone by revealing Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were leaving the Han Solo movie after months of filming, with only three weeks reported to be left to the shoot. The next day, rumors started coming out about what went wrong -- clashes between the directors and the producer and writer -- and Ron Howard's name was put forth by Deadline as the frontrunner to step in.

Well, they were right, even if it seems like they went from the bold choice of Lord and Miller to the safe -- if very acclaimed, and professional -- choice of Ron Howard.

Here's the statement shared to official site StarWars.com:

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.

"At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago," said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "With that in mind, we're thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July."

Howard has made some of the biggest hits and most critically-acclaimed movies of the modern era. Among his many films are Lucasfilm's Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director), The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and Rush. He also narrated and produced the beloved comedy series Arrested Development, starred in George Lucas' American Graffiti, and remains a TV icon for his roles in The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.

The untitled Han Solo film is slated for a May 25, 2018, release.

Sounds like everything is moving forward with the same cast and crew and script, and they are keeping the next May release date ... so how much change will really be happening? Are they starting over, or just passing the ball to Ron Howard to take them over the finish line?

The Hollywood Reporter may have answers on that; as they wrote, shortly before the Ron Howard news was made official:

Howard, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, will meet with the actors — Alden Ehrenreich is playing the iconic smuggler, Donald Glover is playing Lando Calrissian, with Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newton also on the roll call — to soothe a rattled set and will pore over a rough edit to see what the project has and still needs."

Fans are offering their own thoughts on the matter, as usual, getting Ron Howard trending on Twitter:

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NBC Renewed 'Taken' But Season 2 Is Dropping 6 of the 8 Series Regulars

If you starred in "Taken" Season 1, NBC will find you, and they will probably fire you.

The networked turned Liam Neeson's "Taken" films into a TV series origin story, with the 2017 Season 1 ranging in viewers from 7.45 million (1.6/6 rating/share) for the premiere to around 4.40 million (0.8/3 rating/share) for the Episode 10 finale, despite a cushy spot following "The Voice."

It was a bit of a surprise to see the show renewed for Season 2, but TVLine just reported that it'll basically be a fresh start with only two series regulars returning -- Clive Standen (a younger Bryan Mills, Neeson's movie character) and Jennifer Beals (Christina Hart).

There were eight series regulars in Season 1. That means, TVLine reports, that these SIX stars are leaving:

  • Gaius Charles (John)
  • Brooklyn Sudano (Asha)
  • Monique Gabriela Curnen (Vlasik)
  • Michael Irby (Scott)
  • Jose Pablo Cantillo (Dave)
  • James Landry HΓ©bert (Rem)

Some fans asked about Jennifer Marsala (Riley), but she's one of the "recurring" stars, which isn't always tied to screen time, it's a contract thing. It's not yet clear if she or fellow Season 1 recurring stars Simu Liu (Faaron) and Ali Kazmi (Marzoki) will return.

"Taken" just got a new showrunner in Greg Plageman ("Person of Interest"), which was probably a hint to the cast that big changes were coming, and the 16 episodes were moved from fall to midseason. Insiders told TVLine that Plageman has a new creative vision for Season 2. But it remains to be seen if 1) the loyal fans who stuck with Season 1 will want to return for this changed show and 2) the "new vision" can attract some desperately needed new viewers.

We'll see what happens when "Taken" Season 2 arrives on NBC midseason 2018. Brainstorm: Pay Liam Neeson whatever you were paying those six actors combined and get him to at least book a cameo.

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'Glee' Star Charice 'Overwhelmed' by Support After Changing Name to Jake

Charice Pempengco, now Jake Zyrus, played Rachel Berry rival Sunshine Corazon on "Glee," and became the first Asian solo singer in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The Filipino singer just tweeted for the first time with his new name and identity, thanking fans for their "love comments" of support (while wisely ignoring trolls).

Zyrus performed a duet of "Because You Loved Me" with idol Celine Dion at just 16-years-old. Oprah Winfrey had dubbed the singer "The most talented girl in the world," and appearances on Oprah's show and "Ellen" put the star on the national radar.

Zyrus came out as gay in 2013. In 2014, on Winfrey's "Where Are They Now," Zyrus said "my soul is male," and addressed the idea of a gender transition. "I'm not going to go through that stage where I change everything. I'll cut my hair and wear boy clothes and everything, but that's all."

Fast-forward to 2017, and Zyrus just changed his Twitter from Charice to Jake: Fans have been supportive, tweeting encouragement:


[via: People]

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Actor Who Played Baby Oscar in 'Ghostbusters II' Has Died at Age 29

What a tragedy, and a second public loss for the Deutschendorf family.

Henry "Hank" Deutschendorf was the nephew of the late singer John Denver, and he played baby Oscar along with his twin brother William in the 1989 sequel "Ghostbusters II." Hank also suffered from schizoaffective disorder. On June 14, his own twin found him dead in a suicide by hanging at the young age of 29.

William announced his twin's death in a foundation post titled "Hank's Hope For A Cure: A personal campaign sponsored by Deutschendorf, Shaw, Ranjbaran & Byrd Families."

Here's the start of the post:

"It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my twin brother, Hank. On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, Henry John Deutschendorf II lost his battle with schizoaffective disorder.

Many people do not know much about Hank. Some knew him as Baby Oscar in Ghostbusters 2 or John Denver's nephew. Others knew him as a brother, son, martial artist, teacher, uncle, or friend. What people do not know about Hank was that he suffered from schizoaffective disorder. It is a chronic mental health condition which is a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He experienced hallucinations, delusions, depression, and mania. It is a very severe mental illness that usually requires a lifetime of treatment. It is not well studied, so the treatment is largely an estimation based on schizophrenia and bipolar treatments.

Hank was diagnosed in August of 2008. If you knew Hank before his diagnosis, you knew a young man who was upbeat, healthy, witty, kind, outgoing, and was always ready to stand up for people. Medication curbed the delusions but it did not stop the voices. The side effects of the medication took a toll on Hank. He felt like a zombie, lost his personality, gained weight quickly, slept for twelve hours a day, and had to use all of his willpower just to lift his hand to drink a cup of water. My brother was left with a bandaid for a gunshot wound.

[...] On June 14th, Hank lost his battle to schizophrenia. Our parents will always remember him as a loving son. His family will remember him as someone who was always there when they needed him. His nieces and nephews will remember him as the funnest uncle who was always ready to play. His close friends will remember how he always helped them look for the silver lining. His students will remember him as a mentor, in martial arts and in life. His girlfriend will remember him as someone who made her feel like the most important person in the world. I will remember him as my best friend, my partner, my brother, and the bravest man I have ever known."

The family encouraged readers to support the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation; head to the drive page for more information.

Hank recently appeared in the 2017 documentary "Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters." The twins never went into acting after "Ghostbusters II."

John Denver's birth name was Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., and he died in 1997 at age 53 after crashing a personal experimental aircraft. So you can imagine how distraught Hank's father is to lose his son after losing his brother.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Honest Trailers Points Out That 'Power Rangers' Is 'The Breakfast Club' With Ninjas

The Honest Trailers narrator likes "Power Rangers" as much as millennials do.

Screen Junkies has released its latest Honest Trailers video, and its latest subject is the recent reboot of the '90s teen ninja superhero franchise. There is plenty of the usual mocking, but there is a lot of complimentary commentary as well. In fact, the narrator argues that the film warrants a sequel.

What Honest Trailers likes so much about the flick is ironically not the action but the emotional stuff. The video highlights the kids' problems and how those and the Rangers' bond are what viewers actually come to care most about.

"if you loved 'The Breakfast Club' but wished they all turned into ninjas at the end, then this is the movie for you," the narrator says.

Another shining moment is when the video postulates that adults "just pulled random edgy traits out of a hat" to come up with the teenage characters personalities. Now that we think about it, that actually wouldn't surprise us...

Watch the video below.



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Melissa Leo Knows Funny ... Just Don't Ask Her to Do Standup

Premiere Of Showtime's 'I'm Dying Up Here' - ArrivalsMelissa Leo admits that, while she can be downright hilarious on occasion, she's no comedian.

The Oscar-winning actress is acutely aware of the vast difference between making her friends laugh with some tossed-off one-liners here and there and getting up in front of a live audience armed with nothing but a sharpened wit and leaving them howling, especially after being part of the ensemble of the Showtime series "I'm Dying Up Here," which explores the beginning of the boom days of standup comedy in Los Angeles during the late 1970s.

Leo's Sunset Strip comedy club-owning character, Goldie, draws loose inspiration from the legendary Mitzi Shore, whose hotspot The Comedy Store served as an epicenter of the standup explosion, launching the careers of David Letterman, Jay Leno, Garry Shandling, and Jim Carrey (who executive produces the new series), and, four decades later, continues to cultivate some of today's funniest performers.

But as Leo tells Moviefone, Goldie's a more complex creation -- the kind of character work she wins acting trophies for. Just don't ask her to do standup.

Moviefone: What was fun in the preparation for this role, and digging into how this world -- not just the comedy world, but of this very specific era -- was going to portrayed.

Melissa Leo: Oh my God, so many things to say in answer to that! First of all, I'm lucky in that when I got the call to do the pilot, I, a handful of days later, was on a plane out here and shooting it, so I didn't have a lot of time to figure out what was I in.

I was very blessed with the people that I was working with: Christie Wittenborn, our costume designer, comes sweeping first to my mind in that way. The scene with the cocaine, I couldn't have done it without her landing on this perfect costume for me to do it. She also dresses me from my skin out, so literally, I have built a character in playing Goldie. Most of it from the scripts, and a little bit from understanding the book -- I try to move away from those ideas, because I am not playing the woman in the book. I'm playing this other woman.

The woman in the book is, in the true sense of the word, a unique human being. There wasn't anybody else female doing what she was doing. There wasn't anybody else male doing what she was doing.

Really, it was kind of terrifying. I was delighted they had asked me, but I was like, "You want me to play Goldie? Okay." So the costuming and the kinds of languages. In that first episode, there's the speech about the grandmother in Treblinka. I'm such a goy. I was like, "How do I make this woman be Jewish?" I bleached my hair. Her name helps me. The accent then helped me. I thought, okay, so from Vaudeville, New York stage, Yiddish theater. I fancy she's a New Yorker who came out here and bleached her hair.

I began to find ways. I needed the person in the story to be her grandmother, because Judaism is passed through the woman. So it's a long, roundabout way of saying the way that working with [Executive producers David] Flebotte and [Michael] Aguilar on what it was. Flebotte totally shaped the whole thing. We got to do a little final forming to it. I would say all the actors probably feel that way about the characters. Eventually they're written more and more tailored to the people playing them.

What was fascinating about that era? To look at it now and to kind of get the inside story of standup's big evolutionary moment? What strikes you as being the most interesting facets of it?

I think that it's interesting, because the kind of kitsch of the '70s is what tends to be thought of as the '70s. Having been a person who is coming of age in that time, and having come up in the East Village in the '60s, the '70s were kind of dull. Like, what was the music? The clothing seemed a cheap imitation of the kind of Bohemian wear that had exploded in the '60s, in certain sections. Then as they become sort of ready to wear market of those clothing, and sort of cheap imitations of an idea of "flower power." That's my experience of the '70s.

I really remember being a youth going, "Of all the times, this is when I get to be 18? In 1978?" It's a great time for our show to be set, because it was a time where we didn't know where we were going and how we were going to get there. There was not the kind of collective movement that there had been in my younger years in the '60s. What was it going to be?

It was also a time when pop culture was getting a little junky. There was disco and that era. Even the great '70s movies and progressive TV shows were starting to die out and give way to the blockbuster mentality, standup comedy had this electric quality, and we saw it continue on into the '80s. What did that mean to you to explore that side of it, why comedy was flourishing at the moment in time?

That's a very exciting part of the show for me, because I had never spent a moment in a comedy club. I'm a serious actor. Comedy -- I'm not a goer-outer to begin with, so the first time I went to an up-and-running comedy place was when we went to The [Comedy] Store with the guys from the show when we started shooting.

I keep on thinking of court jesters and fools, and that ability to tell the king the truth, because he's just joking. I think in the '70s, people weren't just up there for the entertainment value of it. They were up there, like Lenny Bruce before, with the safety of it just being a joke, to say the truth. It's a fascinating part of it. I think that was part of my experience of the '70s. Again, I was in Vermont. I was in London. Where it was happening was in the comedy clubs. That's what I realized doing the show. That's exactly where it was happening. And we see the result of it today.

I had wondered if you had ever attended standup, because so many performers try different avenues starting out. Was there something scary about comedy for you?

Terrifying! I was invited to The Improv in New York -- now, this is probably early '80s -- to an improv class. "Oh, I can't afford to do that." "No, no, no -- I'm inviting you, come. Just come and attend. We want you to be there." I went one day to that class, and I knew: I am not going to be able to do this.

I think that I have an ability to see the humor in something. I think I have the ability in which funny things comes to my mind when I'm talking, and friends say, "Oh, you're so funny." But that's not comedy. That's a whole other thing. And to get up there in that Improv and be funny ...

Do you feel like we're at a point where comedy is going to be as important as it was then? Is comedy going to be a way for people to cope through this polarized moment in history with our politics that we're at right now?

As you ask the question in that way, I think it's a damn good time that the show happens to be coming out, and that the hope of some kind of greater resurgence in comedy -- and that it doesn't necessarily also have to be like bigger and more extravaganza. That there's a way to just stand, a single human being, on a stage, with a spotlight and a microphone, and change the world. If only for that moment.

Who makes you laugh?

Laugh? Like I'm really laughing? Because I don't laugh at much of it. I can go, "Oh yeah, that's funny. That's kind of like Goldie." I'm kind of like Goldie that way. "That's funny." "No, no, that's a riot, believe you me."

I spent a little bit of time, I am so lucky, with Robin Williams. I worked with him three times. He could sit at the end of a dinner table and get every single executive stick-up-his-ass rolling off of his chair in laughter. I've seen him do some standup on tape or whatever -- I never saw it live -- but that ability to hear something out of the corner of your ear, and roll it into truth, after truth, after truth, that nobody can not respond to.

That's an amazing thing to be around. Being around Richard Belzer on "Homicide" was the same thing, too. We'd be grousing or whatever. He would just come up with a one-liner that was like, "Oh my God," and the whole world shifts.



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'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 4 Cast Members Tweet As They Return to Mexico

ABC's 'Bachelor in Paradise' - Season ThreePrepare the champagne and roses, because "Bachelor in Paradise" is moving forward, and the Season 4 cast is headed back to Mexico.

After allegations of sexual misconduct led Warner Bros. to suspend the filming of the ABC reality show, the cast returned home while the production company conducted an internal investigation. In the wake of Warner Bros. determining that no such misconduct took place, production is set to resume. Most of the cast has been cleared to go back to paradise, and in spite of the controversy, they're obviously excited. Many have been tweeting their enthusiasm about their return.

While most of the cast will resume shooting, the two exceptions -- at least initially, according to THR -- are the parties at the center of the allegations, Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. The two allegedly had a drunken sexual encounter that raised concerns over consent. Olympios's lawyers have stated that they are conducting their own investigation into what happened. We'll likely hear more in the future, but in the meantime, the show will go on.

It is unclear if "Bachelor in Paradise" will be ready to premiere on Aug. 8 as planned. Sources tell Variety its run is likely to be delayed till later this summer. Either way, the cast is ready to continue filming.

[via: Twitter]



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The 'Game of Thrones' Cast Faces Winter in Season 7 Character Posters

The latest "Game of Thrones" trailer isn't the only way for fans to see their favorite TV characters' faces before the Season 7 premiere.

On Wednesday, HBO revealed 12 new character posters to go along with the show's newest preview. Each shows one of the surviving players in the great game and bears the message, "Winter is here" (just in case you somehow forgot). In line with the theme, the posters feature fierce, blue-tinged faces with snowflakes falling.

There's a very interesting but almost hidden detail in each poster as well: If you look very closely, you can see the Night King, with a piercing blue eye, reflected in the characters' pupils. As much as they might squabble over the Iron Throne, it is clear that they have to face a common enemy now.

Check out the posters below.

Jon Snow (Kit Harington):

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner):

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams):

Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright):

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey):

Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau):

Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage):

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke):

Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (Aidan Gillen):

Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie):

Tormund Giantsbane (Kristopher Hivju):

Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen):

"Game of Thrones" Season 7 premieres July 16 on HBO.

[via: HBO/Twitter]



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'Saw 8' Gets New Title: 'Jigsaw'

"Saw 8," former "Saw: Legacy," has a new title: "Jigsaw."

Lionsgate confirmed the new title to Bloody Disgusting, and it refers to Tobin Bell's character, who teaches poor souls a lesson by placing them in a series of deadly situations and forcing them to find a way out.

Jigsaw has been dead several movies back in the horror franchise, but when has that ever stopped the murderous villain? Bell is

The sequel apparently is set 10 years after Jigsaw's death, with a new round of deaths terrorizing everyone. A synopsis:

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade. Or has an apprentice picked up the mantle of Jigsaw, perhaps even someone inside the investigation?

"Jigsaw" as actually the title that original director James Wan had wanted to use for the first movie, so it seems like the movie is going back to its roots. Or perhaps rebooting the entire story — a possibility made more likely by the fact that this is the first installment not to have a numbered title.

"Jigsaw" opens in theaters October 27.



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George Clooney Sells Tequila Company Casamigos For $1 Billion (Yes, BILLION)

Lost In Space - Anniversary partyIn addition to being a world-famous movie star, husband to a beautiful' international human rights lawyer, and father to twins, George Clooney is now also a billionaire. A FREAKING BILLIONAIRE.

Clooney is a co-owner of the tequila company Casamigos, which just sold to Diageo for as much as $1 billion.

"If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don't think we would have said yes," Clooney said in a statement. "This reflects Diageo's belief in our company and our belief in Diageo. But we're not going anywhere. We'll still be very much a part of Casamigos. Starting with a shot tonight. Maybe two."

Clooney invested in the company along with pal Rande Gerber (Cindy Crawford's husband) and Michael Meldman. They initially started it as a private label for friends and family, but took it public in 2013 after getting licensed.

Clooney and Gerber are such fans of their own tequila that they celebrated their birthdays in May with a cake depicting them behind a Casamigos bar.

In a press release, Diageo said the deal is expected to close later this year: "The transaction values Casamigos at up to $1 billion, with initial consideration set at $700 million and a further potential $300 million based on a performance linked earn-out over 10 years, reflecting the brand's exceptional growth trajectory and upside potential."



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'Blade Runner 2049' Featurette Shows New Footage, Goes Behind the Scenes

Sunday is the 35th anniversary of "Blade Runner," and to mark the occasion, here's a making-of featurette from sequel "Blade Runner 2049."

Entertainment Weekly shared the nearly four-minute video, which contains both behind-the-scenes footage and unseen clips from the movie, which is directed by Denis Villeneuve ("Arrival").

"I think it's kind of fun to play a character 30 years later," says original movie star Harrison Ford. (He would know what that's like, since he did it for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens").

"The story, the themes, the stunning visual environments — it was a pleasure to get back in the world of 'Blade Runner' again," he continues.

Not much is known about the plot except that Ryan Gosling plays an LAPD blade runner who "unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos." That secret leads him to track down Ford's Rick Deckard, who's been missing for 30 years.

"Blade Runner 2049" opens in theaters October 6.



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Winter and War Are Here in New 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Trailer

A new trailer for "Game of Thrones" Season 7 is here, featuring flaming swords, a lot of soldiers in battle, and giant dragons!

The trailer is set to the music of last year's finale, "Light of the Seven," which instantly sets a spine-chilling tone. "Fight every battle, everywhere," Littlefinger whispers maliciously. "Always, in your mind."

We get snippets of Daenerys arriving on Dragonstone, the place of her birth; Jaime Lannister charging through a battlefield; Beric Dondarrion wielding a flaming sword (!); Bran Stark in a wheelchair at what looks like the weirwood tree in Winterfell; and Jon Snow fighting in a snowstorm.

The trailer ends with Sansa reciting the lines: "When the snows fall, and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives." It's an apt poem for what looks to be the long-awaited reunion of the remaining Stark kids. Bran seems to get back to Winterfell, and it's likely Arya is riding back home, too.

"Game of Thrones" Season 7 premieres July 16 on HBO.



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'Avengers: Infinity War': Yes, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, The Hulk, & Wong Are Now Bros

Take this, shawarma scene!

Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" is now filming down in the Atlanta area, starring everyone under the sun, so you had to know some ... likely or unlikely? ... MCU connections were going to be made on set. Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) recently confirmed there are about 62 Marvel characters in the whole thing, including around 32 just for one particular scene. It's massive. And it's Hotlanta, so you know the guys are going to be heading out for drinks to relax and cool down.

Robert Downey Jr., aka Tony Stark/Iron Man, just shared a bonding photo with his good pal Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), along with the two Benedict newbies from "Doctor Strange," Dr. Stephen Strange himself (Benedict Cumberbatch, in full goatie) and Wong (Benedict Wong).

Commenting fans are loving the "facial hair" on these bros.

Cumberbatch's Dr. Strange will next be seen in "Thor: Ragnarok" -- which co-stars Ruffalo's Hulk -- jumping off from one of the end-credit scenes of "Doctor Strange." That comes out this November. Downey's Tony Stark will co-star in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," which opens in just a few weeks on July 7. And then they'll all be together for "Infinity War," which opens May 4, 2018. It remains to be seen who'll be around for "Avengers 4," which follows this in May 2019.

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What's Leaving Netflix in July 2017

Netflix is bidding adieu this July to Sandra Bullock movies "While You Were Sleeping" and "Two Weeks Notice," as well as the outrageous Mel Brooks western comedy "Blazing Saddles," and Tom Cruise flick "The Last Samurai."

And Holy Disappearing Act, Batman! If you want to enjoy Adam West (who sadly just passed away) as the Caped Crusader, you have until July 1 to enjoy 1966's wacky big-screen "Batman."

Also leaving, a lot of TV docs like "America's Secret D-Day Disaster" and "Nazi Temple of Doom."

Here's everything leaving Netflix streaming in July:

Leaving July 1

"9/11: Stories in Fragments" (2011)
"America's Secret D-Day Disaster" (2014)
"American Pie Presents: Band Camp" (2005)
"American Pie Presents: Beta House" (2007)
"American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile" (2006)
"An Unmarried Woman" (1978)
"Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging" (2008)
"Batman" (1966)
"Black Wings" (2012)
"Blazing Saddles" (1974)
"Blondie's New York' (2014)
"Bombs, Bullets and Fraud" (2007)
"Day of the Kamikaze" (2007)
"Death Beach" (2012)
"El Dorado" (1966)
"Flicka 2" (2010)
"Futurama": Season 6
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953)
"Ghost Whisperer": Seasons 1 - 5
"Hello, Dolly!" (1969)
"Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes" (2012)
"History in HD: The Last Bomb" (2009)
"Hugo" (2011)
"Kate & Leopold" (2001)
"MacGyver": Seasons 1 - 7
"Mystery Files: Hitler" (2011)
"Mystery Files: Leonardo da Vinci" (2010)
"Nazi Temple of Doom" (2013)
"Samurai Headhunters" (2013)
"Secrets: A Viking Map?" (2013)
"Secrets: Richard III Revealed" (2013)
"Secrets: The Sphinx" (2013)
"Shuttle Discovery's Last Mission" (2013)
"The Hunt for Bin Laden" (2012)
"The Incredible Bionic Man" (2013)
"Titanic's Final Mystery" (2012)
"While You Were Sleeping" (1995)
"Working Girl" (1988)

Leaving July 3
"The Last Samurai" (2003)
"Two Weeks Notice" (2002)

Leaving July 6
"Los Heroes del Norte": Seasons 1 - 2

Leaving July 11
"Opposite Field" (2012)

Leaving July 12
"Adventures of Pepper and Paula" (2015)
"In the Basement" (2014)
"Sleeping Beauty" (2014)

Leaving July 13
"Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain" (2014)

Leaving July 15
"All That Glitters" (2010)
"Lessons for a Kiss" (2011)



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New on Netflix: July 2017

July on Netflix is looking pretty damn good, with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (which will be available July 18) and Oscar-nominated biopic "Lion," starring Dev Patel.

New Netflix originals include "The Incredible Jessica James," "Daughters of Destiny" and "To the Bone," starring Lily Collins as a girl battling anorexia.

Here's everything coming to Netflix streaming in July:


Available July 1

"Albion: The Enchanted Stallion" (2016)
"Are We Done Yet?" (2007)
"Are We There Yet?" (2005)
"Best in Show" (2000)
"Boat Trip" (2002)
"Capo 'El amo del tunel'": Season 1
"Caramel" (2008)
"Code Name: The Cleaner" (2007)
"Dad" (1989)
"Deep Water": Season 1
"Delicatessen" (1991)
"Disney's The Mighty Ducks" (1992)
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982)
"El Barco": Season 1
"Emma" (1996)
"Free Willy" (1993)
"Here Alone" (2016)
"Hostages (Israel)": Season 2
"Jackass: Number Two" (2006)
"Last Night" (2011)
"Liar's Dice" (2013)
"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" (2008)
"Matchstick Men" (2003)
"Mixed Signals" (1997)
"Offspring": Season 6
"Out of Thin Air" (2017)
"Police Academy" (1984)
"Proof of Life" (2000)
"Punch-Drunk Love" (2002)
"Spawn: The Movie" (1997)
"Spice Up": Season 1
"Taking Lives" (2004)
"The Astronaut Farmer" (2006)
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (2008)
"The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo)" (2016)
"The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure" (1994)
"The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving" (1995)
"The Land Before Time" (1988)
"The Longest Yard" (2005)
"The Originals": Season 4
"The Truth Is in the Stars" (2017)
"The Ultimatum": Season 1
"Titanic" (1997)
"Unriddle II" (2012)
"Unriddle" (2010)
"Witnesses": Season 2
"World at Your Feet": Season 1
"Yes We Can!": Season 1
"Yours Fatefully": Season 1
"Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang" (2013)

Available July 2
"El Chema": Season 1

Available July 3
"Diamond Cartel" (2017)
"Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story" (2013)

Available July 4
"The Standups": Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Available July 5
"iZombie": Season 3

Available July 6
"Butter" (2011)
"Speech & Debate" (2017)
"The Void" (2017)

Available July 7
"1 Mile to You (Life At These Speeds)" (2017)
Castlevania: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Dawn of the Croods: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Luna Petunia: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Available July 8
"Bad Santa 2" (2016)
"Horse Dancer" (2017)

Available July 9
"Lion" (2016)

Available July 11
"Gabriel Iglesias Presents The Gentleman Jerry Rocha" (2015)

Available July 14
'"Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile" (Netflix Original)
"Chasing Cora" l (Netflix Original)
"Friends From College": Season 1 (Netflix Original)
"To the Bone" (Netflix Original)

Available July 15
"Rake": Season 4
"West Coast Customs": Season 4

Available July 17
"A Cowgirl's Story" (2017)
"Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness" (2017)
"Uncertain Glory" (1944)

Available July 18
"Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn't Let Me Say" (Netflix Original)
"Ari Shaffir: Double Negative": Collection (Netflix Original)
"Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce": Season 3
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016)

Available July 20
"Pretty Little Liars": Season 7B

Available July 21
"Last Chance U": Season 2 (Netflix Original)
"Ozark": Season 1 (Netflix Original)
"The Worst Witch": Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Available July 22
"Railroad Tigers" (2016)

Available July 24
"Victor" (2015)

Available July 25
"Joe Mande's Award-Winning Comedy Special" (Netflix Original)
"Munroe Island" (2016)

Available July 28
"Daughters of Destiny": Season 1 (Netflix Original)
"The Adventures of Puss in Boots": Season 5 (Netflix Original)
"The Incredible Jessica James" (Netflix Original)

Available July 31
"After The Reality" (2016)
"Being Mary Jane": The Series: Season 4 -- Date TBD
"Checkpoint"
"Dark Night" (2016)
"Taking Earth" (2017)



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