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‘Her Smell’ Exclusive: Download & Read The Screenplay For Alex Ross Perry’s Grrrl Rock Drama Starring Elisabeth Moss

Filmmaker Alex Ross Perry‘s “Her Smell” is one of the most ambitious and uncompromising films of 2019. Starring Elisabeth Moss in an unremitting, tour-de-force performances as self-destructive punk rocker in the vein of Courtney Love, or ’90s riot grrrl rockers Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill/Le Tigre, or bands like L7 or Babes In Toyland, “Her Smell” charts her struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

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Paramount’s Delay Of ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ To Completely Redesign The Lead Character Cost Far Less Than You Might Expect

One week ago, fans of “Sonic the Hedgehog” were greeted by another new trailer for the upcoming film. And unlike the trailer that was released months before, those who watched the new footage seemed to really like what Paramount had done for the look of the character. You know, after the studio spent an additional four months completely overhauling the design, delaying the film in the process.

Now, with the film on track, a new report surfaced that wants fans to know that the entirely new look of Sonic in the upcoming film didn’t actually break the bank, as has been previously speculated.

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Conflict Resolution: Jennifer McShane on Her HBO Doc about Policing and Mental Health, Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at this year’s SXSW, Jennifer McShane’s Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops is an eye-opening look at the game-changing San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit through the daily activities of two of its humble leaders. It’s also a master class in policing done right. At first glance the partners-in-fighting-crime protagonists of the film’s title seem straight from Cops central casting — hetero white macho males, one a military vet. But McShane swiftly disabuses us of any preconceived notions we might have with her very first, quite shocking scene, one in which the unassuming heroes […]
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Conflict Resolution: Jennifer McShane on Her HBO Doc about Policing and Mental Health, Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at this year’s SXSW, Jennifer McShane’s Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops is an eye-opening look at the game-changing San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit through the daily activities of two of its humble leaders. It’s also a master class in policing done right. At first glance the partners-in-fighting-crime protagonists of the film’s title seem straight from Cops central casting — hetero white macho males, one a military vet. But McShane swiftly disabuses us of any preconceived notions we might have with her very first, quite shocking scene, one in which the unassuming heroes […]
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‘Avengers’ Star Pom Klementieff Is The Latest To Join Christopher McQuarrie’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ Sequels

Though she has acted in many French films over the last decade-plus, many film fans from around the world know Pom Klementieff from her role as Mantis in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.” But now, thanks to a recent announcement from filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie, the actress has another mission lined up that might help her shed her Marvel antennae.

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Henry Cavill Won’t Give Up Superman Role So Easily: ‘There’s Justice to Be Done’

Henry Cavill Won’t Give Up Superman Role So Easily: ‘There’s Justice to Be Done’
The future of the DC Extended Universe might be a question mark, but Henry Cavill says in a new interview with Men’s Health he will not being giving up the role of Superman so easily. Cavill appeared as the Man of Steel in three Dceu films directed by Zack Snyder: “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League.” Cavill suggests what many fans believe when he says his movies in the Dceu got progressively worse.

According to Cavill, his Superman origin story “Man of Steel” was “a great starting point. If I were to go back, I don’t think I’d change anything.” The actor believes “Batman v Superman” is “very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie.” As for “Justice League,” Cavill’s thoughts are blunt: “It didn’t work.” “Justice League
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After ‘Parasite’ Success, Neon Buys Rights To Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Memories Of Murder’ & Plans Theatrical Re-Release

Without a doubt, when the awards nominations begin to get announced, we’ll likely hear the film “Parasite” and director Bong Joon-ho brought up quite a bit. Not only was “Parasite” the big winner of the coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but the family drama has been a surprise success at the box office for Neon. And this success has led to the distributor deciding to raid the Bong vault, so to speak, for what many consider his greatest masterpiece, “Memories of Murder.”

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According to Variety, Neon has acquired the distribution rights to “Memories of Murder,” with the plan to launch the film with a new theatrical release and Blu-ray.

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2019-2020 Freshman Shows: What’s Renewed, What’s Canceled, What’s in Limbo

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Television moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. (Most likely because it’s been canceled before you even knew it.) This can especially be the case with new television, which is why it’s important to know what freshman series have been canceled — a word that’s actually being used less and less by television networks, even when that’s still what’s happening — renewed, or, at the very least, picked up for additional episodes.

IndieWire has created a gallery for those freshman shows, with updates on their current status and potential future. This list will be updated as the season continues to unfold, so to keep track of the triumphs and… less-than-triumphs of the 2019-2020 television season.

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Zoe Saldana Teaming With Director Reed Morano & The Writer Of ‘The Departed’ For Thriller ‘Sabaya’

For years Zoe Saldana has been one of the most underrated actresses in Hollywood. Despite having quite a few films under her belt, including appearances in the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe and “Avatar,” she has yet to find a project that allows her to fully shine as the star. Well, perhaps the upcoming film “Sabaya” will be the project that makes Saldana a true acting powerhouse in Hollywood.

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‘Justice League’: Former WB Exec Shares Her Support For #ReleaseTheSnyderCut But It Seems WB Still Isn’t Convinced

Over the last few days, “Justice League” has been making headlines yet again, due to the film’s rather bittersweet two-year anniversary. Celebrating the film’s release, stars such as Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Gal Gadot not only shared pictures from the film, but also showed their support for the social media campaign #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, which led to many fans wondering if, after all this time, Warner Bros.

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Daisy Ridley: Rey Is Not Satisfied With ‘Last Jedi’ Answer About Her Parents

Daisy Ridley: Rey Is Not Satisfied With ‘Last Jedi’ Answer About Her Parents
Like it or not, the mystery of Rey’s parents will be reopened in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The question of Rey’s parentage was raised by “The Force Awakens” and seemingly answered in “The Last Jedi” when Kylo Ren told Rey her parents were “filthy junk traders who sold you off for drinking money.” The reveal suggested Rey was not a Skywalker or a Kenobi as some “Force Awakens” fan theories predicted. Was Kylo Ren lying? Maybe, but diehard fans of “The Last Jedi” were surely hoping J.J. Abrams would let the mystery remain solved in “The Rise of Skywalker.” That’s not happening. Abrams said in April that “there is more to the story [of Rey’s parentage] than you’ve seen,” and now Daisy Ridley tells Entertainment Weekly something similar.

“The parents thing is not satisfied — for her and for the audience,” Ridley said of Rey’s
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Why Does Damon Lindelof Hate Dogs?

There are people who will tell you that the downfall of our society as a whole will come at the hands of “callout culture,” the environment in which individuals or groups are publicly shamed for their poor behavior – think of an old-fashioned stoning, but with tweets – until they deliver a half-hearted non-apology or the entire thing blows over. People who tell you this are wrong. (Spoiler: The downfall of our society is unchecked capitalism.)

This is not to say that callout culture is a net positive overall, but rather that there are moments during which it’s useful. Like now.

After Sunday night’s fantastic episode of HBO’s “Watchmen,” it’s time to finally verbalize the question on everybody’s mind: What is Damon Lindelof’s problem with dogs?

During his illustrious TV career, Lindelof has co-created and served as showrunner on three separate shows, ABC’s “Lost,” HBO’s “The Leftovers,
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Dexter Fletcher On Keeping ‘Rocketman’s’ Edge As An R-Rated Musical & Bringing ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Back [Podcast]

It goes without saying that Dexter Fletcher is experiencing an abundance of riches. After helming the crowd-pleasing “Eddie the Eagle” in 2015, the mostly former actor was chosen to help get “Bohemian Rhapsody” to the finish line after its “official director” was unceremoniously and justifiably let go by 20th Century Fox. Much to the surprise of many, “Rhapsody” ended up earning a Best Picture nomination and star Rami Malek won the Best Actor Oscar.

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‘Lord Of The Rings’ Writers Will Take A Break During Season 1 To Start Work On Season 2 As Amazon Officially Approves More Episodes

When it was first announced that Amazon had paid hundreds of millions of dollars to the Tolkien estate to acquire the rights to “The Lord of the Rings” for a new streaming TV series, it was revealed that part of the deal was that there would be a multi-season commitment. However, that didn’t mean that Amazon already began working on Season 2 alongside Season 1. Instead, the producers and writers of ‘Rings’ had to wait for the streaming service to officially approve a Season 2 before work could be done.

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Back to One, Episode 84: Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts has parallel successful careers as an actor and a playwright. He won a Tony Award for his performance in the Steppenwolf revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and a Pulitzer Prize for his play August: Osage County. His screen credits include Lady Bird, The Lovers, and the new movie Ford v Ferrari, in which he plays Henry Ford II. In this episode, he talks about “pretending with authority,” making friends with the camera, the “responsibility” of the leading role, and how he’s preparing to do something he’s never done–act in a play he wrote (The Minutes) on Broadway. Plus […]
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Back to One, Episode 84: Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts has parallel successful careers as an actor and a playwright. He won a Tony Award for his performance in the Steppenwolf revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and a Pulitzer Prize for his play August: Osage County. His screen credits include Lady Bird, The Lovers, and the new movie Ford v Ferrari, in which he plays Henry Ford II. In this episode, he talks about “pretending with authority,” making friends with the camera, the “responsibility” of the leading role, and how he’s preparing to do something he’s never done–act in a play he wrote (The Minutes) on Broadway. Plus […]
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Idris Elba To Star In New Netflix Crime Drama ‘The Harder They Fall’ From Producer Jay-Z

If you somehow missed the “Cats” trailer from earlier today, then you probably should go check it out to remind yourself that Idris Elba, one of the best living actors, is playing a weird, evil feline in the upcoming film. And after you do that, you’ll be happy to know that Elba is moving onto less…strange musical film choices in the future, such as the upcoming “The Harder They Fall.”

According to Variety, Elba has signed on to star in the upcoming drama “The Harder They Fall” from first-time feature director Jeymes Samuel.

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IndieWire 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: 22 Clever Gift Ideas for Film and TV Fans

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It’s been another banner year for film and TV fans, who deserve a pat on the back for keeping up to date with the vast amount of quality entertainment released this year. There’s no better way to reward the dedicated cinephile, TV obsessive, or burgeoning filmmaker in your life than with a thoughtful gift, lovingly curated by the IndieWire team.

Whether your loved one is a classic film buff, superhero fan, or TV junkie, any one of these gifts are sure to delight and impress. From stuff to wear, stuff to read, and at least one item that will make everyone who sees it chant “L To The O G!,” we’ve got your holiday purchasing needs covered.

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Chadwick Boseman Says Black Panther Won’t Show Up On Disney+: “I Don’t Want To Do A TV Show”

Of all the recent Marvel films, “Captain Marvel” included, you could make a case that the biggest, and most surprising, success has been “Black Panther.” Not only did that film usher in a new era of diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as superhero films, in general, but also served as the first film from Kevin Feige’s studio to get the coveted Best Picture Oscar nomination.

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‘The Lord of the Rings’: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon’s Big Money Adaptation

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While Amazon has become an Emmys juggernaut with more intimate series like “Fleabag” and “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” those kind of character-based stories are not all the streaming service does – or plans to do. And no upcoming series proves that point more than Amazon’s long-awaited, multi-season television adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

Amazon has kept news about “The Lord of the Rings” as quiet as it possibly can, but IndieWire has compiled a list of the nine must-know details about the upcoming series. From its big shoes to fill as another Tolkien adaptation to its hush-hush casting, below is everything you need to know about Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

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