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‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4 Doesn’t Understand What It Means to be Strong – Spoilers

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Veronica Mars” Season 4.]

The fourth season of Hulu’s “Veronica Mars” dropped in its entirety one week early on July 19 to the surprise of fans – and journalists – everywhere. If you’ve already found the time to binge the season in its entirety, feel free to dig into this review of the full season, which wades deep into spoiler territory to dissect what did and didn’t work about the latest entry into the show’s annals. If you’re not caught up, check out our spoiler-free review.

You’ve been warned.

Season 4 of “Veronica Mars” is consistently entertaining, a welcome return to a fully realized universe that never got the exploration it deserved in its original, three-season run. There’s a full cast of characters that returns and for the most part nothing has changed. And that’s great! Except when it’s not.

So let’s talk about our good buddy Veronica
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‘Cats’ Trailer: Genius Marketing or Hot Mess? — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

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‘Cats’ Trailer: Genius Marketing or Hot Mess? — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast
As the fall movie season approaches, some of the bigger releases around the corner start to reveal themselves in small doses. Sometimes, that means mysterious sneak peeks at movies loaded with intrigue, like James Gray’s sci-fi drama “Ad Astra.” And sometimes it means “Cats.”

The internet went wild this week in response to the first glimpse of the Broadway adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper and opening in December. But how much does this VFX-loaded trailer really tell us about what it’s going to be like to watch Helen Mirren, Idris Elba, and so many other major actors slink around the screen and belt out some tunes? This question kicks off the latest episode of Screen Talk, as Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson evaluate the first look in addition to the way the “Cats” trailer response reflects broader conversations about CGI storytelling in 2019, from “The Lion King” to “The Irishman.
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‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Screens First Episode at Sdcc After Five Years of Development

On Friday, Netflix aired the first episode from its highly-anticipated series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” delighting fans crowded into San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H – and the streaming giant additionally released a sneak peek of a “making of” documentary special that will serve almost as an 11th episode of the series.

The documentary will allow audiences an opportunity to experience the intricate, handcrafted artwork that populates every frame of “Resistance,” director Louis Leterrier explained at a press conference before the panel.

“Resistance” has been in the works for over five years and is a prequel, not a reboot, of the original 1982 feature film “The Dark Crystal”. The timeline caused some questioning if fans would be distracted during the series by knowing where the story eventually ends up.

“We don’t really expect the audience to be thinking about that when they’re watching this,” executive producer – and daughter of Jim Henson,
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‘Archer’ Renewed for Season 11, Reveals Season 10 Ending at Comic-Con — Spoilers

‘Archer’ Renewed for Season 11, Reveals Season 10 Ending at Comic-Con — Spoilers
“Archer” is returning for Season 11. Executive producer Matt Thompson made the announcement at the end of the series’ 2019 Comic-Con panel, following a screening of the eighth episode as well as the final minutes from Episode 9 — this year’s season finale.

“We’re going back to spying, and starting in Season 11,” Thompson told the crowd after the clip ended.

Season 11 will debut in 2020, per an FX release.

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for the “Archer” Season 10 finale.]

The final five minutes of the finale showed Archer fighting with his nemesis, Barry, in space. But as the two fought, Archer’s spaceship exploded, and a montage of highlights from the series’ first seven seasons began. At the end, Archer woke up — back in the hospital where the story left him at the end of Season 7.

It’s revealed that Archer is still alive, and his mother, Mallory (voiced by Jessica Walter), had been sitting by his hospital bed for the past three years.
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‘The Terror: Infamy’ New Trailer: Old Spirits Haunt a Photographer During World War II – Watch

‘The Terror: Infamy’ New Trailer: Old Spirits Haunt a Photographer During World War II – Watch
On “The Terror: Infamy,” Chester Nakayama (Derek Mio) has big dreams to become a photographer, but his latest pictures are looking kind of funny, as can be seen below. AMC released a brand-new trailer at Comic-Con on Friday that leans into the J-horror inherent in this season’s mystery.

In its first season, the anthology series investigated what happened to Captain Franklin’s famed lost expedition, in which all 129 men aboard two Royal Navy ships were lost after they became icebound seeking the Northwest Passage. This season takes place during World War II, specifically during the internment of Japanese-Americans following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Chester Nakayama is living on Terminal Island when his life is turned upside-down by the government and by a mysterious presence that has been haunting the community. The trailer mentions terms such as “yurei” – figures from Japanese folklore that are similar to ghosts – and “bakemono,
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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Movie Confirmed as Musical-Mystery, Creator Teases More Details at Comic-Con

‘Bob’s Burgers’ Movie Confirmed as Musical-Mystery, Creator Teases More Details at Comic-Con
Loren Bouchard always comes to Comic-Con prepped with news, and 2019 was no different. After rattling off a list of punny titles and plot descriptions for the upcoming Season 10, the creator of “Bob’s Burgers” asked the audience if they wanted to hear about the announced feature film.

“We have been very, very hard at work on the ‘Bob’s Burgers’ movie,” Bouchard said. “There’s a lot we can’t talk about. It’s hopefully going to be a ‘Bob’s Burgers’ gift to you, [the fans], if we do our job. It’s a musical. It’s a mystery. […] We are very, very excited that that’s part of our day-to-day right now.”

That was all he said at the time, but when a fan asked about the eponymous Bob’s backstory and whether we would ever learn more about his parents, Bouchard shared a bit more.

“Some of that is
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‘Solar Opposites’: Aliens Land in the Suburbs in Justin Roiland’s New Animated Hulu Show

While each streaming service is each staking claims to their slice of the adult animation world, Hulu’s entry, “Solar Opposites,” has kept plenty of its details close to the vest. On Friday at a Comic-Con panel, series co-creators and “Rick and Morty” vets Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan expanded on the vague “alien family comedy” description that’s followed the show since its series order last summer.

“It’s a group of aliens and their home planet gets destroyed by an asteroid and a bunch of them flee. We follow one particular escape pod of aliens that end up landing on earth. It really is an immigrant story, but it’s from the perspective of aliens. They’re kind of unfamiliar with everything,” Roiland told the gathered crowd at Comic-Con’s Indigo Ballroom. “They don’t understand human culture. They don’t know what’s real and what’s fake.
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How Cameron Crowe Made a David Crosby Documentary and Found His Future

How Cameron Crowe Made a David Crosby Documentary and Found His Future
David Crosby has shaped Cameron Crowe’s life. The first time he interviewed the musician, it was 1976 and Crowe was an 18-year-old Rolling Stone wunderkind. Now Crowe is 62, and he says that producing “David Crosby: Remember My Name” is the project that will determine his future.

“Weirdly, the Crosby project is the thing you do because you can’t not do it,” he said. “It became the thing that helped guide the path. I went with what I was interested in. I want to make movies that way. I want to to be curious and tell the story, and I don’t want to play the game to tell the story if it overwhelms the story.”

When Crowe ran into the aging rocker in the hallway at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot offices, Crosby was with Jill Mazursky; she was producing A.J. Eaton’s documentary about him, and asked Crowe to
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‘Walking Dead’ Movies: New Video Teaser Reveals The Films Are Theatrical-Only Experiences Distributed By Universal

Despite a massive drop off in viewers and quality, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” keeps going strong, which means, the undead are definitely at San Diego Comic-Con with lots of news. First up, it’s the announcement that the still-untitled “The Walking Dead” movie, presumed to be a TV-only movie on AMC, will actually be a theatrical-only experience.

Read More: The Best TV Shows Of 2019… So Far

It’s actually a series of three feature films starring Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), and now they’ll be headed to the big screen.

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‘The Witcher’ Trailer: Netflix Debuts First Footage of Grand Fantasy Series at Comic-Con — Watch

Netflix’s next big franchise debuted its first footage at Comic-Con, making a convincing argument it could be the next big-picture epic to fill fantasy fans’ “Game of Thrones”-sized hole in their hearts. The trailer is below, and on hand in San Diego to personally tease what’s coming were showrunner Lauren Hissrich and cast members Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan, with the former Superman leading the charge.

“What attracted me to Geralt?” Cavill said of the lead character he plays. “I’m a big gamer. I’ve played the games a lot. […] He’s not your average hero. He’s a tough, real-world type person who won’t treat everyone differently. […] He’s a hero deep down.”

The Witcher” is based on the best-selling fantasy series by author Andrzej Sapkowski, but it’s also a series of comic books and video games, the latter of which were produced by Projekt Red.
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‘The Witcher’ Trailer: Henry Cavill Faces The Worst Monsters —The Ones We Create [Comic-Con]

Hot off the heels of “The Witcher” video games, especially the hugely successful third and final installment released in 2015, we now have a TV series adaptation coming our way, of course, courtesy through streaming behemoth Netflix. Its first trailer has just been unleashed, giving us an eye-full of Henry Cavill as lead witcher Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter whose quest is accompanied by Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) and sorcerer Yennefer (Anya Chalotra).

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‘The Walking Dead’ Confirms Rick Grimes Movie in Theaters, Unveils Season 10 Trailer — Watch

‘The Walking Dead’ Confirms Rick Grimes Movie in Theaters, Unveils Season 10 Trailer — Watch
The Walking Dead” celebrated its upcoming 10th season at Comic-Con, releasing the official trailer to a packed Hall H audience and conducting a split panel with the producers and the cast.

At the end, a clip was shown for “The Walking Dead” movie, simply titled “The Walking Dead.” The previously announced Rick Grimes movie is now official, and Universal will release the film in theaters at a date yet to be determined.

Though much of what’s to come in the new episodes was kept locked up by spoiler-phobic actors and writers, showrunner Angela Kang did reveal new cast members, set the release date — October 6 — and promised fans “a very different kind of war” in Season 10.

“We’re still finding new ways to tell stories,” Kang said. “The Whisperers are a different type of enemy, so we’ll get to see what it’s like to be in the Whisperer War.
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Quentin Tarantino and ‘The Lion King’: The Future of Movies Is in Their Hands

Quentin Tarantino and ‘The Lion King’: The Future of Movies Is in Their Hands
The last two weeks of July are usually a time to open multiple blockbusters. The midpoint of summer offers plenty of time to capture kids on vacation, but the window is starting to close. Recent examples include “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” “Jason Bourne,” “Dunkirk,” and “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”

Not this year. There are exactly two wide releases through the end of the month, school schedules be damned: Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King” this weekend, followed by Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.”

Clearly, the market perceives these titles as too big to compete. However, each also carries its own enormous burden.

Film box office is in a slump. It is down $250 million from last year, or about 7%. For the year to date, the drop is 9%, or $610 million. If both of these films perform at the high end of projections, we could end July with
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Brandon Routh Thought He’d Play Superman for Years, Then ‘Superman Returns’ Bombed

Brandon Routh Thought He’d Play Superman for Years, Then ‘Superman Returns’ Bombed
One of the biggest news bits out of Comic-Con 2019 day two is Deadline’s scoop that Brandon Routh will be playing Superman once again in an upcoming Arrowverse crossover on The CW. Routh currently stars on The CW comic book series “Legends of Tomorrow,” but he’ll be donning the Superman costume for a five-night event in December titled “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Just how Routh’s Superman factors into the story remains a mystery, but the opportunity to step back into the role is not lost on Routh after playing the character only once in “Superman Returns.”

“It’s an opportunity for me to kind of say hello and goodbye to the character in a way I didn’t get to the first time,” Routh told Entertainment Weekly at Cinema-Con. “Being a young individual of 24, 25, I thought, ‘Oh, I’m going to do this for years and make multiple movies.
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‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 First Footage Unveils Taika Waititi-Voiced Alien — Watch

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 First Footage Unveils Taika Waititi-Voiced Alien — Watch
“Rick and Morty” dropped down at Comic-Con to promote its long-in-the-works fourth season and left fans thrilled by debuting the first official clip from the next batch of new episodes. The clip features Morty (co-creator Justin Roiland) and Morty’s father Jerry (Chris Parnell) arguing with a new character, a purple alien creature voiced by Taika Waititi. The “Thor: Raganrok” director is one of several guest actors joining the Adult Swim series in its fourth season. Others include Paul Giamatti, Kathleen Turner, and Sam Neill.

The first Season 4 clip below is the first new “Rick and Morty” footage to debut since the third season of the show wrapped in October 2017. Fans have been waiting for nearly two years for the show to return, which it finally will this November. Roiland, who created the series with Dan Harmon, told Entertainment Weekly earlier this week that Season 4 will be more serialized than other seasons.
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New Rumor Explains How Edward Furlong Will Appear In ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ [Spoilers]

At the recent “Terminator: Dark Fate” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, James Cameron dropped the bomb that Edward Furlong would appear in some capacity in the upcoming sequel. However, what wasn’t revealed is exactly how it will happen.

In the report yesterday, I postulated how we could see Furlong, who played the all-too-important John Connor in “T2,” show up as the character in ‘Dark Fate.’ Basically, it came down to one of two ways.

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‘The Lion King’: How Jon Favreau Pushed ‘Live Action’ Animation to a New Frontier

‘The Lion King’: How Jon Favreau Pushed ‘Live Action’ Animation to a New Frontier
When Jon Favreau decided to make “The Lion King” as realistic-looking as possible, he realized an innovative tech achievement and an aesthetic one as well, crossing the line between live action and animation with a more tactile photo-realism. Favreau and his team created a virtual production game changer with a new way of shooting in Virtual Reality with a live-action crew (including Oscar-winning cinematographer Caleb Deschanel), and making use of life-like animation from Technicolor-owned Mpc Film (“The Jungle Book”). The result is a breakthrough all-cg feature with a live-action sensibility, advancing the way virtual productions can be made, with implications for future application.

At the same time, “The Lion King” serves as an important lesson in how we experience live action and animation by revealing their individual strengths when combined together. Favreau’s edict was to adapt the beloved Disney hand-drawn blockbuster with the illusion of reality, transporting us to Kenya,
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Russo Brothers Sdcc Panel Blessed With Cameos From Your Favorite Avengers

Russo Brothers Sdcc Panel Blessed With Cameos From Your Favorite Avengers
Joe and Anthony Russo held court for a capacity crowd during their San Diego Comic-Con Hall H victory lap, and while the directors of several Marvel films, including “Avengers: Endgame”, didn’t have any in-person guests at their panel, they had plenty of celebrity missives submitted via video, much to the delight of fans.

Here’s a few of the best moments, brought to you courtesy of your favorite Avengers.

Mark Ruffalo, Aka Bruce Banner Aka the Hulk sent in a question for the brothers, asking them if now that Banner and Hulk have come to terms with each other, if that means that if Smart Hulk is now the smartest and the strongest Avenger.

Joe was skeptical, pointing out that a lot of people consider Tony Stark to be the smartest Avenger – Rip – and Anthony made the excellent point that many people consider Shuri from “Black Panther” to be the smartest Avenger.
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Olivia Wilde & ‘Booksmart’ Writer Katie Silberman Reuniting For A New Holiday Comedy Film

Sure, “Booksmart” might not have been the box office juggernaut that people thought it would be when the comedy opened in theaters earlier this year. That being said, there’s no denying that the teen comedy is one of the best-reviewed films of 2019 and will likely make many top 10 lists by the end of the year. So, it makes sense that “Booksmart” director Olivia Wilde and co-writer Katie Silberman would want to team up one more time.

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5 Things to Watch this Weekend, from ‘The Farewell’ to ‘Veronica Mars’

Welcome to the IndieWire Watch List, a weekly feature that takes everything the site’s critics and editors are currently obsessed with and collects it all together in one place. From the best new movies and shows to can’t-miss streaming content and whatever else we can’t get out of our heads, consider this your one-stop shop for what to watch this weekend.

This week’s highlights are facing a litter box full of stiff competition from that life-altering “Cats” trailer, but are more than worthy of your time if you’re able to pull yourself away from digital fur-enhanced Judi Dench for a few minutes (easier said than done). Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell,” a sensation at Sundance earlier this year and now a bonafide box office smash, is expanding to cities across the country, and is an unmissable film. On the TV side of things, Hulu has
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