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Every Movie And TV Show Available To Stream On Disney Plus From Day One

It’s only a couple of months now until Disney Plus goes live in North America, but already, the service has been tested in the Netherlands, giving us an early glimpse of the content lined up for the much hyped streaming platform.

Attractions Magazine recently published a rundown of all the films and TV shows that are expected to be available on Disney Plus from day one, and while it’s worth noting that the contents of this list are subject to change, you can still take it as a fairly accurate summary of everything that subscribers are paying for.

First, we’ll start with the films, and hoo boy, is this a long list to scroll through, ranging from animated classics and live-action favorites, to the franchise blockbusters of recent years and, of course, some of Disney’s newly acquired Fox content. It’s worth noting that while not
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Autumnal Book Guide: 16 Best Fall 2019 Reads

Kayti Burt Alana Joli Abbott Megan Crouse Delia Harrington Bridget Lamonica Natalie Zutter Oct 10, 2019

Our book section contributors list up the books we're most looking forward to this fall season — from the spooky to the cozy.

There's never a bad season of the year for reading. Whether it's winter, summer, spring, or fall, there's a reading habit that goes oh-so-well with the season. But there's something about fall—when the leaves are changing (at least in some parts of the world) and the nights are getting longer—that makes me want to curl up with the coziest of books or the most deliciously creepy short story we can find.

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Den of Geek's book contributors are no different! I've reached out to all of them to find out which most autumnal of books they're looking forward to reading this fall season. Here are all of our selections.
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Buckle Up: Christopher Landon Calls Next Project “Gory, Batsh*t Movie”

Last week, word came down regarding Christopher Landon’s next horror movie. No, it won’t be another Happy Death Day flick, rather something that sounds like a scary version of Freaky Friday. Deadline reported: Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton are set to star in an untitled body-swapping thriller co-written and directed by Chris Landon. The pic […]

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Exclusive: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton to Star in Blumhouse Movie from ‘Happy Death Day’ Director

Update 1:15 p.m.: Variety adds that Michael Kennedy co-wrote the script with director Christopher Landon, and that Kathryn Newton's character will have less than 24 hours to remedy the body-swap situation before the change becomes permanent. Collider's earlier exclusive is below. Vince Vaughn and Big Little Lies breakout Kathryn Newton are in talks star in an untitled Blumhouse movie from Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon that sources describe as a body-swapping horror film in the vein of Freaky Friday, Collider has exclusively learned. Discussing Film first reported on the top-secret project …
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Who is Ms. Marvel? Explaining the Next McU Star

Delia Harrington Aug 25, 2019

Kamala Khan will become part of the McU with a Ms. Marvel TV series on Disney+. She's a perfect fit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A Ms. Marvel TV series is coming to streaming service Disney+, based on the Hugo-award winning and critically acclaimed comic book series of the same name. The first Muslim superhero to headline her own series for Marvel, Ms. Marvel has already made it to the small screen as part of the Marvel Rising animated series, but this will be her first foray into live action.

Created by writer G. Willow Wilson, editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, and artists Adrian Alphona and Jamie McKelvie, Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan, a nerdy Muslim Pakistani-American teenager living in Jersey City who gained powers after coming into contact with Terrigen Mist. Descended from Inhumans, the mist unlocked her ability to shapeshift, like Daisy/Quake on Agents of Shield.
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Jimmi Simpson Joins Russell Crowe Thriller ‘Unhinged’ (Exclusive)

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Jimmi Simpson Joins Russell Crowe Thriller ‘Unhinged’ (Exclusive)
Jimmi Simpson will play a key role in “Unhinged,” Variety has learned.

He joins an impressive cast that includes Oscar-winner Russell Crowe and Caren Pistorius. Solstice Studios is producing the psychological thriller, which is currently filming in New Orleans.

“Unhinged” centers on a woman named Rachel (Pistorius), who leans on her horn at the wrong time, with the wrong driver (Crowe). According to the logline, “‘Road rage’ doesn’t begin to describe what he’s about to do to her and everyone she knows.”

Simpson is best known for his work on “House of Cards” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” as well as for his Emmy Award nominated turn on “Westworld.” He is currently starring opposite Sir Ben Kingsley and Jacki Weaver in “Perpetual Grace, Ltd” and recently finished production on Tate Taylor’s “Breaking News in Yuba County” alongside Allison Janney, Regina Hall, and Mila Kunis. Earlier
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‘Yesterday’: Ed Sheeran’s Smart Casting Advice Saved Danny Boyle’s Beatles Rom-Com

‘Yesterday’: Ed Sheeran’s Smart Casting Advice Saved Danny Boyle’s Beatles Rom-Com
After withdrawing from the latest James Bond movie over creative differences, Danny Boyle was delighted to direct Richard Curtis’ “delicious” screenplay for “Yesterday,” which wedges 17 of the best Beatles songs into a narrative about Jack Malik, a marginal British folk singer who wakes up from a global blackout as the only person who recalls the music of the Beatles. He tries to recover the lyrics, performs the songs, and becomes a huge (and fraudulent) pop star.

The movie performed above expectations last weekend, as the combo of Curtis, Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Lily James (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”), and the Beatles delivered a solid box office punch.

Curtis and Boyle met when the director recruited the writer to collaborate with comedian Rowan Atkinson as the iconic Mr. Bean at the London opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. After Boyle asked Curtis to keep him in mind for directing, “He sent back the script,
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‘Yesterday’: Ed Sheeran’s Smart Casting Advice Saved Danny Boyle’s Beatles Rom-Com

‘Yesterday’: Ed Sheeran’s Smart Casting Advice Saved Danny Boyle’s Beatles Rom-Com
After withdrawing from the latest James Bond movie over creative differences, Danny Boyle was delighted to direct Richard Curtis’ “delicious” screenplay for “Yesterday,” which wedges 17 of the best Beatles songs into a narrative about Jack Malik, a marginal British folk singer who wakes up from a global blackout as the only person who recalls the music of the Beatles. He tries to recover the lyrics, performs the songs, and becomes a huge (and fraudulent) pop star.

The movie performed above expectations last weekend, as the combo of Curtis, Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Lily James (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”), and the Beatles delivered a solid box office punch.

Curtis and Boyle met when the director recruited the writer to collaborate with comedian Rowan Atkinson as the iconic Mr. Bean at the London opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. After Boyle asked Curtis to keep him in mind for directing, “He sent back the script,
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Lindsay Lohan Celebrates Her 33rd Birthday With a Naked Selfie

Lindsay Lohan Celebrates Her 33rd Birthday With a Naked Selfie
Happy birthday, Lindsay Lohan! The actress turned 33 years old on Tuesday. To ring in the new year, the Mean Girls star took to Instagram and posted a picture of herself in her birthday suit. The naked selfie showed Lohan sitting on the floor while holding up her phone and wearing nothing other than a few pieces of jewelry. She then captioned the snapshot with a bow and a cake emoji. In addition, the Freaky Friday star danced her way into the new age and posted a video of herself showing off some moves. "#DotheLilo," she said, referencing her signature step.  What's more, the celeb enjoyed a pre-birthday dinner with her pals. The Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club star posted a...
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HBO: Movies Leaving the Network in July

HBO: Movies Leaving the Network in July
HBO has revealed the films that will be leaving the premium cable network at the end of July.

The films include Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated Ready Player One, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis' body-swapping movie Freaky Friday, Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs, the Drew Barrymore rom-com Never Been Kissed and the star-studded love connections shown in Valentine’s Day.

Also leaving the network are films ranging from oldies to new films, from Woody Allen’s 1989 film Crimes and Misdemeanors, to the 2018 Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party. While these movies are leaving, new content will be replacing it, like Bohemian Rhapsody, the series ...
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Blu-ray Review – American Horror Project Vol. 2

American Horror Project Vol. 2

Directed by John Hayes/Martin Goldman/Robert Voskanian

Starring Edmund O’Brien, Brooke Mills, Michael Pataki, Kim Hunter, J.J. Barry, Laurel Barnett, Frank Janson, Rosalie Cole.

Synopsis:

Second box set from Arrow Video containing three obscure horror oddities from 1970s American cinema.

Back in 2016 Arrow Video released American Horror Project Vol. 1, a box set containing three under-the-radar genre titles that may be stretching the definition of ‘forgotten classics’ a bit but the mix of horror and drama along with a 1970s exploitation aesthetic gave the set an air of consistency and authenticity about it, like you were actually unveiling some lost gems rather than bundling together the usual horror culprits from the era.

And three years later Arrow have brought us American Horror Project Vol. 2, a second set of movies with the same set of core values of bringing to light some of the more obscure
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Upfront Week 2019: The Good, The Bad & The “Did That Just Happen?”

  • Deadline
Upfront Week 2019: The Good, The Bad & The “Did That Just Happen?”
The broadcast networks that once hosted Upfront Week mostly have been gobbled up by media behemoths, and the traditional dog-and-pony show gradually is being replaced by daily disgorging of corporate buzzwords. Still, the week had some very memorable moments. Here are few:

Most Stunning Star Appearance

“Why is that funny?” a bewildered Rami Malek asked media buyers and NBCU execs when they laughed as the Mr. Robot star said how happy he was to be at the media conglom’s upfront presentation.

“That show means everything to me, helping me get to where I am today,” he added. Where he is today including signing to play the supervillain in Bond 25 after winning an Oscar for his work in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Later in the presentation, NBC latenight star Seth Meyers remarked on Malek’s sincerity.

“He recently won an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury and he still couldn
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Upfronts 2019: An Englishman In New York On The Long, Strange Trip To The Network Parade

Upfronts 2019: An Englishman In New York On The Long, Strange Trip To The Network Parade
“I don’t take coffee, I take tea, my dear,” Sting sang back in 1987. I, however, at this point will take any source of caffeine there is to power through my first upfronts.

It’s been a wild ride, or a long, strange trip, as the CW president Mark Pedowitz put it.

As an international TV reporter, I’ve long covered the La Screenings, chasing global buyers through the streets of Hollywood to find out what U.S. shows they’re keen on as the studios roll out the red carpet. But this week I’ve seen how the sausage is made from the network side.

Speaking to upfronts veterans, I get the impression that while, in large parts, it’s remarkably similar to previous years, with talk of which procedural is getting which slot and whether single-camera or multi-camera comedies are more in-demand this year, it’s clear that
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Jimmy Kimmel Blitzes Disney “Cluster”-Front, Zinging ‘Roseanne’, Felicity Huffman, Les Moonves, Constance Wu: His Best Jokes

Jimmy Kimmel Blitzes Disney “Cluster”-Front, Zinging ‘Roseanne’, Felicity Huffman, Les Moonves, Constance Wu: His Best Jokes
Jimmy Kimmel scorched a bit more earth than usual in his 16th appearance at ABC’s upfront, an appropriate increase in scale and intensity given the super-sized, merger-enhanced affair, which showcased not just ABC but the newly enlarged Disney portfolio.

Kimmel, of course, did not miss the opportunity to take shots at the “clusterf–k” of assets arrayed by Disney in recent months. Having just reinforced his home base at ABC and signing a three-year contract extension, he sharpened the knife during the set as usual, but in some ways was less brutal on his own network than he was on the competition. Along the way, President Donald Trump, Constance Wu, the Disney-Fox deal and many other targets were in the late-night comic’s line of sight.

Here are some of the best lines:

— On former ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey moving to an executive role at Netflix: “I
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Deadline’s Disney Upfronts Presentation Live Blog

Updated with wrap-up: The first Walt Disney Company Upfront Presentation offered a newly bulked-up media company flexing its Madison Avenue muscle at at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. The first upfront since Disney’s merger with most of 21st Century Fox showcase all of its ad-supported brands: ABC, ESPN, Freeform and their new corporate siblings FX Networks and National Geographic.

The presentation included Mr. Upfronts himself, Jimmy Kimmel, who took the stage for a 16th time in 17 years.

Here’s how it went down:

4:10 Pm Et: We’re off, slightly later than usual expected following a “pre-show experience,” also known as a massive queue.

4:15 Pm: An impressive opening clip full of fireworks and clips full of shows that haven’t previously been seen together including Lost, Sons of Anarchy, The Good Doctor and ending with that moment in Nat Geo’s Free Solo.

4:17 Pm: Bob Iger
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Review: Little makes for small sacrifices as a fantasy comedy revisiting the same old familiar formula

Co-writer/director Tina Gordon Chism's Little is the latest cutesy comedy to enter the body-swapping fantasy chuckles sweepstakes. Aside from the countless comedies that have revisted this now tired premise, Chism's ("Peeples") generic gem does have its charming elements and preaches a breezy message about the acceptance of one's self and the bullying tactics that persist. Still, Little makes for small sacrifices as a formulaic fantasy teaser that predictably treads on the same broad waters of its overwrought theme--harking back to the days of innocence and awkwardness in youth. Unfortunately, there is nothing fresh or frisky about Chism's orchestrated impishness in highlighting an seemingly independent woman needing her pushy ambitions taken down a few notches. The showcasing of our body-switching heroine learning...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What's Really "Black" About All These Black Movie Remakes?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What's Really
Hollywood has a long history of metamorphizing movies that featured white casts into movies with predominantly black casts. Most famously, The Wizard of Oz (1939) was remade as The Wiz (1978), but other color-coordinated remakes include Annie (2014), About Last Night (2014), Steel Magnolias (2012) and Death at a Funeral (2010). Within the past few months, we've had two such films: What Men Want (based on Mel Gibson's 2000 comedy What Women Want) and Little (less a remake and more a recycling of Big, Freaky Friday, Prelude to a Kiss and 18 Again). But is there anything especially "black" about these remakes that reinterpret the original ...
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Chad Michael Murray Reveals Jamie Lee Curtis Once Made Out With Him to Prove a Point on the Freaky Friday Set

Chad Michael Murray Reveals Jamie Lee Curtis Once Made Out With Him to Prove a Point on the Freaky Friday Set
Plot twist! Back in 2003, fans watched Chad Michael Murray's Freaky Friday character fictionally pine after Lindsay Lohan's mom on-camera. But in this revelatory clip from Thursday's Busy Tonight, the Riverdale actor reveals things got a little freaky behind-the-scenes too. Replying to a question from host Busy Philipps (who's also his former Dawson's Creek costar) about a notable piece of advice someone gave him during the earlier part of his acting career, Chad dives headfirst into a play-by-play retelling of that fateful day on set when Jamie Lee Curtis planted one on him unexpectedly—for real! Wondering how this delightfully meta offscreen make out sesh came to fruition?...
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Lil Dicky's Music Video Will Also Feature Katy Perry, DJ Khaled and Others

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Lil Dicky's Music Video Will Also Feature Katy Perry, DJ Khaled and Others
Lil Dicky's new track featuring Justin Bieber will have a Killer music video to go along with it ...  and wait 'til the next paragraph when you read who are featured. We found out the Biebs is joined by DJ Khaled, Katy Perry, Halsey, Shawn Mendes and Adam Levine. We're told those who have seen the music video say it's one of the best productions they've ever seen. That comes as no surprise if you've seen Dicky's "Freaky Friday" vid.
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Little Review

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Little sees a well worn story given new life via a fizzing script and clever performances, despite suffering from a bloated middle act and an overriding air-of-inevitability.

Bullying made Jordan Sanders (firstly seen as Marsai Martin) yearn to be a grown up. She concluded that as an adult she could step away from childish name-calling, teenage hierarchies and thrive in her own right. Most importantly, she could be a boss, and never be in the same position again. Flash forward twenty-or-so years and Sanders (now played by Regina Hall) is the abrasive, volatile and single-minded boss of her own company.

Yet Jordan’s craving to be big has also seen her revert back to childhood in small ways. Prone to tantrums when things don’t go her way, it is often left to her doting assistant April (Issa Rae) to pick up the pieces. But when a frisson of magic
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