Today in Movie Culture: ‘Hook’ Lost Boys Reunion, Michael Phelps is a Sith Lord and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Cast Reunion of the Day:

22 Vision reunited all the Lost Boys from Steven Spielberg’s Hook for the movie’s 25th anniversary this year and Entertainment Weekly covered the occasion:

Star Wars of the Day:

This mashup of Olympic swimming icon Michael Phelps and Revenge of the Sith is just perfect:
— Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) August 10, 2016

Video List of the Day:

Also relevant to the Olympics is this look at the best fake sports in movies from Kevin B. Lee for Fandor Keyframe:

Trailer Parody of the Day:

We have a while before Justice League comes…
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Movie News: Brad Pitt Wants David Fincher for ‘World War Z’ Sequel; Director Antoine Fuqua Heads to ‘Scarface’ Remake

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World War Z: Actor/producer Brad Pitt wants David Fincher to direct a sequel to World War Z (above). The duo previously teamed on Se7en, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (below). Reportedly, Fincher is now officially in talks to helm the zombie project, which aims to start production early next year. [Variety]

Scarface: Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, above; The Magnificent Seven) is in talks to direct a new version of Scarface. The original tale, released in 1932, revolved around the rise and fall of a criminal kingpin. Al Pacino starred in a 1983 remake, directed by Brian De Palma. The new version will be set in modern-day Los Angeles and follow a similar storyline. [Deadline]

Queen of the Air: Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, above…
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Ryan Gosling in ‘The Nice Guys,’ Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix.

Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods

A Hologram for the King (drama-comedy; Tom Hanks, Alexander Black; rated R)

The Million Dollar Duck (documentary-comedy; Adam Grimm, Rob McBroom; rated PG)

Amateur Night (comedy; Jason Biggs, Ashley Tisdale, Janet Montgomery; premieres 8/12 on cable MOD and in theaters; not rated)

Joshy (comedy; Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally; premieres 8/12 on cable MOD and in theaters; rated R)

Disorder (action-thriller; Diane Kruger…
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Exclusive Clip: Tom Hanks Explains How He Found the Comedy In ‘A Hologram For the King’

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Dave Eggers is one of the finest novelists of his generation. It’s a bit strange, however, that the first movie adapted from one of his books is A Hologram for the King. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, Zeitoun and The Circle were all more high profile books of his, and yet it was this oddball story about an American businessman trying to sell his failed invention to Saudi Arabian royalty that made it to the big screen first.

It is a bit more understandable, though, considering all of Eggers’ stories are tough cinematic nuts to crack. They’re not exactly plot heavy stories filled with twists and turns to make a movie easier. They’re instead filled with deeply human moments, with inner monologues and internal struggles…
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‘Bad Santa 2’ Trailer: Billy Bob Thornton Is Back to Ruin Christmas

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It’s been 13 years since Bad Santa weaseled its raunchy self into becoming a bit of a holiday staple, and because we enjoy a miserable Billy Bob Thornton torturing kids with foul language as they innocently ask for presents while sitting atop Santa’s lap, there’s a whole new installment arriving in theaters this November 23.

Based on these first trailers (one green band and one red band), Thornton and his cohorts look up to their old tricks, not to mention the fact that they seem even filthier than ever.

Check it out.

Bad Santa 2 SFW Trailer

Bad Santa 2 NSFW Trailer

The best part of Bad Santa is watching a miserably hungover Thornton (as Willie) interact with kids who are simply excited to tell Santa what they want for…
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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Suicide Squad’ With Dogs, Jake Gyllenhaal Stars in Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Fake Marvel Show of the Day:

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in a fan-made teaser for the nonexistent Netflix Marvel series Moon Knight (via Live for Films):

Cosplay of the Day:

See a poodle named Mitzy made up to look like Harley Quinn and then inserted into Suicide Squad scenes:

Musical Mashup of the Day:

Watch the characters from 230 different movies cut together to sing The Offspring’s “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)”:

Concert Performance of the Day:

Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem played a live set, including “Can You Picture That” from The Muppet Movie, at the Outside Lands 2016 concert…
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TV Titans Roundtable: 5 Chiefs Spar Over the Future (and Netflix’s Role as Arch-Frenemy)

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“More is not better. Only better is better,” says HBO’s Richard Plepler as he joins Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, A+E’s Nancy Dubuc, AMC’s Josh Sapan and NBCUniversal’s Bonnie Hammer for a discussion to debate the industry’s ‘Game of Thrones’-style fight for viewers, dwindling ratings, monetization, innovation — and the bragging rights of being the first to figure it all out.

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