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Corporate: Comedy Central Scripted Series Debuts in January

Comedy Central is heading to the office. Today, the network announced their new TV show Corporate will premiere in January.The workplace comedy "takes you inside Hampton Deville – your average, soulless multi-national corporation – and follows the miserable lives of two downtrodden employees." The cast includes Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, Anne Dudek, Adam Lustick, Aparna Nancherla, and Lance Reddick.Read More…
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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’ Season IV Ends With ‘Conviction’ and ‘The Vampire Party’ — Plus a Listening Party

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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’ Season IV Ends With ‘Conviction’ and ‘The Vampire Party’ — Plus a Listening Party
As you may have noticed, tomorrow is Halloween. To celebrate, “Tales From Beyond the Pale” is celebrating with a listening party in New York for Season IV’s final two episodes: “Conviction” and “The Vampire Party.” Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid, the horror podcast’s co-creators, shared a few thoughts on the stories’ conceptions — and what comes next for “Tales.”

Read More:‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘Barricade’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ Prove That Hearing Is Believing (Exclusive)

“Me and my buddy went to this very eccentric home of vampire enthusiasts and had a most unusual evening,” recalls Fessenden when asked about “Vampire Party,” which he wrote by his lonesome. “It was a story I often told in celebration of the wacky things one can get up to to promote a movie, and the crazy subcultures in old Hollywood.” About two indie filmmakers promoting their horror movie when they
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‘Rick and Morty’: 12 Guest Stars Who Make Season 3 Worth Re-Watching

‘Rick and Morty’: 12 Guest Stars Who Make Season 3 Worth Re-Watching
Rick and Morty” is one of the best-looking animated series on TV. As high-concept as these travels through technicolor dreamlands and psychedelic wormholes can get, “Rick and Morty” wouldn’t be what it is without some talented performers bringing the show’s characters to life.

In Season 3, series co-creator Justin Roiland did more of the heavy lifting than ever before (including anchoring an entire episode by his lonesome). But, as usual, this now-finished season also drew on some incredible voice talent for some one-off delights. Some of these guest stars were such a natural fit for the show that it’s surprising it took this long for the show to utilize their talents. (How did two whole seasons go by before a pair of “Community” folks showed up?)

Read More:Every Episode of ‘Rick and Morty,’ Ranked

So as part of our multi-faceted farewell to Season 3 (you can read our review
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‘Rick and Morty’: 12 Guest Stars Who Make Season 3 Worth Re-Watching

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‘Rick and Morty’: 12 Guest Stars Who Make Season 3 Worth Re-Watching
Rick and Morty” is one of the best-looking animated series on TV. As high-concept as these travels through technicolor dreamlands and psychedelic wormholes can get, “Rick and Morty” wouldn’t be what it is without some talented performers bringing the show’s characters to life.

In Season 3, series co-creator Justin Roiland did more of the heavy lifting than ever before (including anchoring an entire episode by his lonesome). But, as usual, this now-finished season also drew on some incredible voice talent for some one-off delights. Some of these guest stars were such a natural fit for the show that it’s surprising it took this long for the show to utilize their talents. (How did two whole seasons go by before a pair of “Community” folks showed up?)

Read More:Every Episode of ‘Rick and Morty,’ Ranked

So as part of our multi-faceted farewell to Season 3 (you can read our review
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Destiny 2 review

Riyad Emeran Sep 25, 2017

We've been playing Destiny 2 quite a lot. And we've got a few thoughts...

As someone who invested over 50 days of his life in Destiny, I approached Destiny 2 with both excitement and trepidation. While I undoubtedly wanted to carry on my journey as a guardian, I was also slightly concerned about being dragged back into late night raid marathons and endless grinding.

Of course there was never any real doubt that I’d be jumping back into the fray, and since Bungie decided to stagger the launch based on local time zones, I found myself logging onto the servers at 12:00am on launch day and playing for far too long, given that I had to go to work the next morning!

The first thing that will hit any veteran Destiny player is a feeling of loss; loss of all that gear you spent the past three years grinding for.
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John Wick 3 Release Date Announced for Summer 2019

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John Wick 3 Release Date Announced for Summer 2019
It's official, everyone's favorite dog-loving assassin is closing out the franchise in the summertime. Lionsgate has handed out a May 17, 2019 release date for John Wick 3, which has already been confirmed to be the final John Wick movie. It seems that Lionsgate is really swinging for the fences with this final installment, giving it a plum summer date after releasing the first two movies during fall and winter months that aren't nearly as lucrative.

Deadline reports that, as of now, John Wick: Chapter 3 is the only movie slated for release on May 17, 2019, but there are some huge movies already slated to open during that month. Marvel will kick off the summer 2019 movie season with Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019, with TriStar's The Rosie Project and Stx's Uglydoll arriving on May 10. Also arriving on May 24, 2019 are Disney's Aladdin remake and Warner Bros.' Minecraft. While this is certainly an incredibly competitive field to
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Destiny 2 Review

Bungie bit off a little more than they could chew three years ago when they unleashed the first Destiny game into the world. It was a franchise-in-the-making that made so many promises, that when gamers finally got their hands on it, it was impossible to not be a little disappointed. But Bungie wasn’t done. The famed developer of Halo set out to right the Destiny ship one expansion at a time, and by year three and the release of Rise of Iron, the franchise was on solid ground, both critically and commercially. Now, Bungie has left the first epic part of the story of the Traveler and the Guardians in the past, and has forged ahead with a brand new tale with Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 is a true rebirth of the franchise. Taking a page out of Nintendo’s playbook with Metroid’s Samus Aran, Destiny 2 opens with the player
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As America Reels from Charlottesville, ‘Lemon’ Finds Comedy in Unmasking Racism

As America Reels from Charlottesville, ‘Lemon’ Finds Comedy in Unmasking Racism
The footage of white supremacists and neo-Nazis marching through Charlottesville is horrific, although there’s comic value in the absurdity of racist lunatics trooping to home improvement centers so they could wield tiki torches. Still, for late-night talk show hosts and other comedians, the prospects of mining humor from this peacock display of American bigotry was a strict no-fly zone.

Enter “Lemon.” When it premiered at Sundance in January, writer-director Janicza Bravo’s unnerving first feature was a fascinating deconstruction of white male privilege and racist ideology; in the shadow of Charlottesville, her satire echoes the headlines as it arrives in theaters and VOD on August 18.

Read More:‘Whose Streets?’: For the Charlottesville Resistance, this Documentary is Essential Cinema

In the movie, Bravo (a black woman born in Panama and raised in the U.S.) directs her husband, comedian Brett Gelman, who’s white. Gelman plays Isaac, a disgruntled and alienated playwright.
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Every Episode of ‘Rick and Morty,’ Ranked

Every Episode of ‘Rick and Morty,’ Ranked
Rick and Morty” does things no other TV shows would dare to do. Even with the infinite possibilities of a portal gun, this is a show that regularly finds a way to reinvent its own rules and subvert expectations of what a comedy can achieve in half-hour increments.

So, in a constant quest to help “Rick and Morty” newbies find the ideal entry point into the series (and to prove to everyone the microverse car battery episode is vastly under-appreciated), we’ve separated out every installment of the show with a little bit of context to explain why each episode deserves its place in the show’s hierarchy.

Read More:The 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century

And let’s be honest: 94 percent of the people who clicked on this story have already skipped down to see where “Pickle Rick” is, so let’s skip the pleasantries, say “Shum shum schlippity dop!
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Every Episode of ‘Rick and Morty,’ Ranked

Every Episode of ‘Rick and Morty,’ Ranked
Rick and Morty” does things no other TV shows would dare to do. Even with the infinite possibilities of a portal gun, this is a show that regularly finds a way to reinvent its own rules and subvert expectations of what a comedy can achieve in half-hour increments.

So, in a constant quest to help “Rick and Morty” newbies find the ideal entry point into the series (and to prove to everyone the microverse car battery episode is vastly under-appreciated), we’ve separated out every installment of the show with a little bit of context to explain why each episode deserves its place in the show’s hierarchy.

Read More:The 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century

And let’s be honest: 94 percent of the people who clicked on this story have already skipped down to see where “Pickle Rick” is, so let’s skip the pleasantries, say “Shum shum schlippity dop!
See full article at Indiewire »

Marvel-Hulu Series ‘Runaways’ Casts Julian McMahon (Exclusive)

Marvel-Hulu Series ‘Runaways’ Casts Julian McMahon (Exclusive)
The upcoming Hulu series “Marvel’s Runaways” has added Julian McMahon to its cast, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series follows the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against their parents when the kids discover they are part of an evil underground organization. McMahon will play Jonah. While his origins and ultimate intentions are unknown, he is a pivotal player in the main characters’ rebellion against their parents.

“We’re incredibly excited to add Julian to our exceptional cast and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the world of Marvel’s ‘Runaways,'” said executive producers and showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

This is not McMahon’s first foray into the Marvel world. He previously starred as Dr. Doom in the 2005 version of “Fantastic Four” and its sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” He is also well known for his starring
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‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets a Deadly Twist in ‘Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender’

‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets a Deadly Twist in ‘Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender’
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Rick and Morty” Season 3, Episode 4, “Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender.”]

At its best, “Rick and Morty” is a show that’s been able to take the basic, ordinary parts of human life and spin them into grand, misshapen sci-fi horrors. Dogs taking over the world, parasites taking over happy memories, and a school dance becoming the platform for an army of Cronenbergs all came from a simple premise warped so fully that the result was twisted, unrecognizable bliss.

“Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender” is an episode as deceptive as its title. What starts as a means for a “Guardians of the Galaxy”-style adventure against a looming foe gets the “Rick and Morty” treatment by putting that formula in reverse. It’s no surprise that this show would take a premise with unlimited possibilities and trap this supersquad in a simplistic “Saw”-bstacle course. Even if some of it feels a little familiar, at least it’s sending things in a different direction.
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‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets a Deadly Twist in ‘Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender’

‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets a Deadly Twist in ‘Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender’
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Rick and Morty” Season 3, Episode 4, “Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender.”]

At its best, “Rick and Morty” is a show that’s been able to take the basic, ordinary parts of human life and spin them into grand, misshapen sci-fi horrors. Dogs taking over the world, parasites taking over happy memories, and a school dance becoming the platform for an army of Cronenbergs all came from a simple premise warped so fully that the result was twisted, unrecognizable bliss.

“Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender” is an episode as deceptive as its title. What starts as a means for a “Guardians of the Galaxy”-style adventure against a looming foe gets the “Rick and Morty” treatment by putting that formula in reverse. It’s no surprise that this show would take a premise with unlimited possibilities and trap this supersquad in a simplistic “Saw”-bstacle course. Even if some of it feels a little familiar, at least it’s sending things in a different direction.
See full article at Indiewire »

Lionsgate acquires actioner Ballerina – Is John Wick getting its own cinematic universe?

Author: Scott Davis

It seems Lionsgate wants in on the cinematic universe fad and looks set to turn its action series John Wick into the next big expanded franchise (well, they couldn’t do the same for La La Land could they?!)

The Hollywood Reporter has noted that the studio is looking at an outward expansion for the action thriller after it acquired the rights to a new action script called Ballerina. The female-driven thriller is written by up-and-coming writer Shay Hatten, who is currently working for Robert Downey Jnr’s production company as a writer’s assistant and who wrote the screenplay for Maximum King, a script he also wrote that recently was added to the Black List.

Ballerina would follow in the style of La Femme Nikita, Luc Besson’s acclaimed 90’s thriller, the script also has “stylised” moments closer to Quentin Tarantino and Matthew Vaughn. The story
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Destiny 2: hands on with the beta

Riyad Emeran Jul 24, 2017

The beta of Destiny 2 opened last week, and we have a few thoughts...

I stopped playing Destiny about eight months ago, but despite that I’ve managed to clock in over 50-days of playtime! While many modern games struggle to deliver 15 or 20 hours of gameplay, I’ve spent over 1,200 hours in the company of my fellow guardians, battling through a confused and fragmented, yet ultimately compelling universe. Even when you consider that I would have spent around £125 on the game and expansion packs, that’s a pretty incredible return on investment.

When I finally kicked my Destiny habit I found myself playing some other great games that I may have otherwise missed – Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Resident Evil 7, Dishonored 2, to name but a few – but as Michael Corleone once said, just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!

This week Bungie opened
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‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski

2014′s John Wick took pretty much everyone by surprise. The third in a trilogy of action movies Keanu Reeves made in 2013/4, John Wick succeeded where 47 Ronin and The Man of Tai Chi (in which Reeves played the villain) didn’t. And that’s not to say that either of those films were sub-par, far from it. However there was something about the stoic, unstoppable hitman John Wick that resonated with audiences across the globe. And so three years later we finally get a sequel.

From the same writer/director team as the first film, Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski respectively, John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off. Literally. John heads back to the gang who stole his
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10 Great Fiction Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

10 Great Fiction Podcasts to Listen to Right Now
Perhaps your average idea of a podcast is a public radio news program, with longform journalism uncovering a hidden area of everyday life. Maybe it’s an interview show, where hosts dig into the personal and professional lives of experts in any number of fields. Your favorite might even be a show where a handful of people talk about their favorite bits of pop culture — of which IndieWire has a few! — every week.

Beyond those podcasting subgenres is an emerging world of quality audio fiction, scripted programming that follows a carefully crafted story arc. Sometimes these shows are episodic, stretching over years’ worth of episodes. Others are less straightforward spins on a theatrical premise. There are enough shows out there to flood your queue, but for now, here are 10 quality podcasts worth subscribing to (if you haven’t already).

Bronzeville

Some scripted podcasts use a lush production design to approximate a particular time and place.
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John Wick 3 May Shoot as Early as This Year

John Wick 3 May Shoot as Early as This Year
Long before John Wick: Chapter 2 hit theaters in February, director Chad Stahelski revealed that Lionsgate has already asked him to start exploring ideas for John Wick 3. The filmmaker confirmed that both Ian McShane's Winston, the owner of the Continental Hotel, and Lance Reddick's Charon, the hotel concierge, will be back, along with Keanu Reeves as the title character. While doing press for the home video release of John Wick: Chapter 2, director Chad Stahelski revealed that he's currently in the middle of writing the script. Here's what the filmmaker had to say below.

"Yeah we're currently in the middle of writing it right now. It's more of a how fast can we get our shit together. But I would assume that if not by the end of this year, (shooting may start at) the beginning of next year."

The first John Wick movie put directors Chad Stahelski
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Lance Reddick (‘Bosch’): Our show has ‘literally gotten better every season’ [Exclusive Video]

Lance Reddick (‘Bosch’): Our show has ‘literally gotten better every season’ [Exclusive Video]
“This show is a great show, and it’s literally gotten better every season,” exclaims Lance Reddick during our recent webcam chat (watch the exclusive video above) about his series”Bosch.” Based on the popular book series by Michael Connelly, this Amazon original stars Titus Welliver as Lapd homicide detective Harry Bosch, who’s under suspicion after a serial killer he’s been pursuing […]
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Destiny 2 Adds More Story, Locations, and Multiplayer Features

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This September, Bungie and Activision will launch Destiny 2 on Xbox One, PS4, and finally PC. Before that launch day arrives, the developers decided to throw a big preview event to show off their sequel!

When the first Destiny came out, a few years ago, the main complaint from fans was the weak campaign. Bungie and Activision took that criticism and used it to fuel the campaign for Destiny 2. The result is a story that looks deeper, richer, and interesting. You can see it in full-force in the gameplay trailer they released.

Where the first Destiny had Dinklebot (Peter Dinklage) lazily taking center-stage, Destiny 2 is putting the focus on the leaders of the Guardians in Destiny 2. That means we'll learn a lot more about Cayde-6 (Nathan Fillion), Zavala (Lance Reddick), and Ikora (Gina Torres) as the Cabal invade Earth.

Speaking of the Cabal, in Destiny 2, they will be your main adversary.
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