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What’s Leaving Netflix: August 2018
Let the great monthly Netflix purge commence!
‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Gets Official ABC Fall Premiere Date
The cast of Roseanne will return to televisions this fall — without Roseanne Barr — in The Conners. The spinoff, which features the remaining members of the iconic sitcom family, will officially premiere on Tuesday, October 16 — almost a month after ABC debuts its other fall programming. In addition to The Conners, the network has set fall premiere dates for several other new and returning shows, including The Good Doctor and Grey’s Anatomy.
‘Zombieland 2’ Officially Happening With Original Cast and Filmmakers
With each passing year, the possibility of ever seeing Zombieland 2 seemed less and less likely, which makes today’s news a pleasant surprise. Director Ruben Fleischer and original screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are officially getting the band back together for the long-teased follow-up to their 2009 horror-comedy hit. No, really. It has an actual release date and everything.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Casts Miles Teller as Tom Cruise’s New Protege
That was quick. Just last week it was reported that Paramount and Skydance were eyeing a trio of actors to potentially play a key role opposite Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick: Miles Teller, Glen Powell and Nicholas Hoult were all in the running for the part of Goose’s son, and it looks like the powers that be have already selected Cruise’s co-pilot.
The 25 Most Ridiculous Movie Promotional Photos of All Time
From ‘Batman & Robin’ to ‘Totall Recall,’ these are the most ridiculous movie promo photos of all time (OK, mostly the ’80s and ’90s).
What’s Leaving Netflix: May 2018
There are some pretty good ones hitting the road next month, including Goodfellas, Ocean’s Eleven, and Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book.
Steven Spielberg Still Very Much Plotting Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’
We’ve been blessed with many fantastic collaborations over the years, but there’s still one that I’m dying to see: Steven Spielberg and Stephen King. The former has owned the rights to the latter’s fantasy-horror novel The Talisman for over three decades, and the highly-desirable (and super ambitious) Beard x King collab has almost come to fruition a few times — before ultimately hitting one roadblock or another. But according to Spielberg himself, his adaptation of The Talisman is still very much in the works.
Adam Sandler Sang Some Really Filthy Songs in the NYC Subway
Today’s youth (and some adults — ugh, we’re so old) probably know Adam Sandler best from movies like Grown-Ups and his more recent Netflix releases. But some say they’ve heard whispers of a before time, when Adam Sandler was on SNL, and when he starred in movies that people really liked and that were actually released in theaters…they’ve even heard rumors that the ol’ Sandman once released comedic albums on mythical relics known as “cassette tapes” and “compact discs.” Children, everything you’ve heard is true.
Full ‘Dundee’ Trailer Reveals Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie and More Aussie Faves
It didn’t take long for someone to spill the beans on Danny McBride’s weird Dundee movie, which, as some suspected, is part of an elaborate ad campaign. Still, it’s hard to deny the appeal of a Crocodile Dundee sequel starring Danny McBride and Chris Hemsworth — no matter how obviously fake it is. So we’re not exactly mad about the “full trailer” for the “movie,” which unveils a cast stacked with Aussie faves like Hugh Jackman and Margot Robbie.
Lucasfilm Committed to Rian Johnson’s New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Before He Even Had a Story
The first reviews of The Last Jedi are in, with many critics hailing the new Star Wars installment as the best since The Empire Strikes Back. And if critics are that impressed with filmmaker Rian Johnson’s work in the iconic galaxy far, far away, then the folks at Lucasfilm are twice as thrilled — which is why it wasn’t too surprising to learn that the studio had signed Johnson to develop a brand new Star Wars trilogy, complete with new characters and an epic new journey. What might surprise you, however, is that Lucasfilm gave Johnson the OK even though he didn’t have a story idea to pitch.