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Robert De Niro and John Boyega To Star in Netflix’s ‘The Formula’

Gerard McMurray, who directed The First Purge (2018) and Netflix’s Burning Sands (2017), has made his return to the streaming platform to direct The Formula, and actors John Boyega and Robert De Niro to star, Dateline confirms. McMurray is a bit of a groundbreaking director, as Burning Sands was one of Netflix’s first original films. McMurray will write, direct, and produce the film with his recently formed production company Buppie Productions. Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Berry Welsh will also produce. The film will tell the story of a Formula One racing prodigy who is forced to become a getaway driver to save his only remaining family.  Boyega, known for his roles in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and Detroit most recently starred in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed anthology film series...

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John Boyega Likens Acting Roles in Franchises to “Luxury Jail” & Wants to Work on More Projects Like ‘Small Axe’

If there’s one actor who knows something about franchises, it would be someone who’s starred in one of the highest grossing film franchises of all time. During an interview with CinemaBlend, Star Wars actor John Boyega discussed what it was like to work on the most recent trilogy, and why he’s excited to work on different projects.  “Being in a big franchise, it’s kind of like luxury jail sometimes for an actor when you want to do something else,” Boyega said. “Because remember, in a franchise you’re working on one character for many years, which can starve your other muscles.”  Boyega recently starred in one of Steve McQueen (III)’s Small Axe films for Amazon. The British anthology film series follows distinct stories of the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the...

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AMC Raises $917 Million to “Make it Through” Rough Winter

The world’s largest movie theater chain, AMC Theaters, has raised $917 million in new equity and debt capital to help the company survive the pandemic winter. “This increased liquidity should allow the company to make it through this dark coronavirus-impacted winter,” the company said. They added that their “financial runway has been extended deep into 2021.”  The chain believes that it will continue to make progress regarding theater landlords and lease payments, and they’re hopeful that the vaccination push will result in a boost in ticket sales.  “Today, the sun is shining on AMC,” said AMC CEO and president Adam Aron. “After securing more than $1 billion of cash between April and November of 2020, through equity and debt raises along with a modest amount of asset sales, we are proud t...

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Hulu Debuts ‘Palm Springs’ Commentary Cut

Hulu is doing some unusual, something that has never been done before on any streaming service. Variety has learned exclusively that Hulu will debut the commentary cuts of their hit movie Palm Springs. It will feature Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, who also stars in the comedy. The thing about commentary cuts is that they usually come with the once-popular DVDs, but DVDs are the thing of the past now that streaming has taken the most popular seat and has been reigning ever since. Palm Spring commentary cut is now available to stream on Hulu. It has input not only from the leads Samberg and Milioti but also the director Max Barbakow and screenwriter Andy Siara. “As far as I know, we’re the first,” Samberg told Variety. “We realized that ‘Palm Springs’ will always be on Hulu, which is gr...

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Games Inbox: Xbox Series X UK stock update, Resident Evil 5 remake, and Knights Of The Old Republic 3

Xbox Series X – still not easy to get hold of (pic: Microsoft)The Tuesday Inbox wonders what IO Interactive’s James Bond game will be like, as one reader feels sorry for CD Projekt developers. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk Without hesitationI get that the PlayStation 5 has been more popular out of the gate, with no real new games on the Xbox Series X it’s not surprising, but it’s Microsoft’s console that I’m waiting for and it’s even more frustrating than trying to get hold of a PlayStation 5. I know two friends that have given up and just went and got an Xbox Series S instead, but I really don’t want to make that compromise. Just like Sony, Microsoft hasn’t said anything about stock availability and I’m not sure whether they secretly wan

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Sawyer Spielberg Makes Acting Debut in Horror Movie ‘HoneyDew’

The long-awaited indie horror film Honeydew has been postponed numerous times due to the pandemic. Finally, it was officially shown at the Nightstream Film Festival in October and received rave reviews. Now, Collider has exclusively shared the first trailer for the film. Honeydew has been called a “hallucinogenic nightmare of a movie”. It will tell the story of a young couple (played by Sawyer Spielberg and Malin Barr (Skyscraper)) who, while they roadtrip, are forced to stay in the house of an aging farmer, portrayed by Barbara Kingsley (Jessica Jones) and her odd son. Suddenly, the mother and son begin having strange cravings and hallucinations.  The film sounds like a flashback to the classics, such as Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and The Hitcher (1986), which is intriguing to say the leas...

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Mackenzie McKee: Whoops! I Accidentally Ruined My Husband’s Life!

Back in May of 2020, Mackenzie McKee informed her millions of social media followers that her husband, Josh McKee had cheated on her with her cousin. Mackenzie laid out her sob story in great detail, shocking her fans with tales of Josh's infidelity and insensitivity. Many who read her account will never forget it ... which is a problem, as Mackenzie later admitted that much of it was not true. She maintains that Josh carried on an "emotional affair" with her cousin, but she now admits that the two of them never actually had sex. So yeah, it sounds a lot more like a friendship than an affair. These days, Josh and Mackenzie are sorting through their problems and trying to make their marriage work. Of course, that's no easy feat, especially since many people still thin...

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What’s On Tonight: The Mayhem Of ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Includes… A Volcanic Eruption?

FOX 9-1-1 (FOX, 8:00pm) — The flagship series of this gloriously chaotic franchise begins the evening’s mayhem with mudslides that follow last week’s dam break in Los Angeles. Amid the action, an agoraphobic woman refuses to leave her home, which (as one might imagine) greatly complicates matters. 9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX, 9:00pm) — Meanwhile in Austin, there’s some sort of volcanic eruption afoot, which prompts frantic action for someone trapped in a food truck as well as a college pool party and a mini-golf joint. Thank god Rob Lowe is here to rescue everyone with his handsomeness after a week of roller-derby and military-tank madness. 30 Coins (HBO, 9:00pm) — Elena’s husband somehow surfaces in Rome in this Spanish horror series, which is directed and co-written by Álex de la Iglesia (Th

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Ryan Reynolds Couldn’t Resist Making A Raunchy Joke About Playing The Letter ‘A’ On ‘Sesame Street’

Sesame Workshop Back in 2010, Ryan Reynolds guest starred on an episode of Sesame Street where he played the letter “A” and encouraged Elmo, Abby, and Telly to join his, you guessed it, “A-Team.” The four friends then got to work solving problems by using words that start with “A.” Unless you have kids, you probably missed the amusing cameo at the time, but it recently came to the attention of one new parent who tagged Reynolds with his appreciation for the sketch. “Watching a little @sesamestreet with the kiddo, and its an episode with @VancityReynolds and the gang doing an A-Team gag,” the Twitter user wrote. “Its a delight, for both me and the kiddo.” Being the social media junkie that he is, Reynolds actually saw the tweet and responded with his trademark raunchy humor despite t...

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Prince Harry Blasts Social Media Misinformation: Trolls Use Lies to Harass My Wife!

Months ago, Prince Harry penned an essay about corporate responsibilities in our age of the internet. His words were both accurate and prescient. Now, pointing to the horrifying Capitol attack of January 6 as an example of the dangers of misinformation, Harry is speaking again. And he notes that he and Meghan know all-too-well the harm that malicious lies can do. Prince Harry spoke to Fast Company about the struggles facing our world in the era of social media. It was on this same platform that he spoke late last summer about these perils. Now, however, he has multiple examples to which to point -- including an attempted coup right here in the United States. In his interview, the Duke of Sussex was asked if the thoroughly documented online harassment that h...

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Maude’s Rarely In-Stock Vibe Has An Exclusive New Hue

When the stars align and two powerhouse brands join forces, the result is nothing short of magic. For anyone who’s tried Maude’s can’t-keep-it-in-stock Vibe, you already know the minimalist-sleek sex toy with big buzz-worthy energy is pretty darn magical — and, now, it’s officially caught the eye of Urban Outfitters with an exclusive color collab. The Vibe’s newest hue is a muted mint green, priced at $45, and only available for purchase at UO (while supplies last!). “The [Urban Outfitters] customer is sharp, bold, and prioritizes inclusive and accessible products,” says Maude founder Éva Goicochea. “This launch speaks to our shared commitment to make inclusive intimacy an important conversation.” As of today, you can officially pre-order the exclusive colorway — which is slated to sh...

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Vanessa Hudgens criticised for posing in Scotland during break in filming: ‘She’s prancing around like we’re not in a pandemic’

Vanessa Hudgens has been criticised for posing in Edinburgh amid the pandemic (Picture: Getty)Vanessa Hudgens has been criticised for posing on the streets of Edinburgh during an outing – while on a break from filming. The High School Musical actress is currently in the Scotland for shooting for the latest instalment of Netflix’s Princess Switch movies. Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old blessed fans with a string of photos, as she posed in front of Forth Bridge – despite the country being under strict lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Hi, I’m Vanessa and I love bridges and scrunchy socks. Lol,’ she captioned the upload. However, some fans were upset that she had been out and about on the streets of Edinburgh, due to lockdown rules. Currently, there i

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Watch Madison Cawthorn’s Voting Conspiracy Fall Apart During This CNN Interview

Madison Cawthorn, the youngest member of Congress, has wasted zero time getting to work as North Carolina’s newly-appointed representative of the state’s 11th congressional district. But Cawthorn isn’t focused on COVID-19 relief, quelling the fallout of a historic recession, or aiding the reported 1 million children living in poverty in North Carolina. Instead, the Hitler-admiring congressman is spending his first weeks in office continuing to peddle 2020 presidential election conspiracy theories — his reputation, credibility, or appearance on national television be damned.  During an interview with CNN’s Pamela Brown, Cawthorn was asked to provide evidence of so-called election fraud. The result was as entertaining as it was damning.  “What are some specific examples that informed t

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Kailyn Lowry: Lauren Comeau Cheated on Javi!

Most reality shows begin to run out of steam after a few seasons, and if they beat the odds and make it to the decade mark, they're usually on life support by that time. But the Teen Mom franshise is an exception to the rule, and that's primarily because of people like Kailyn Lowry. You see, Kail is a magnet for insane, soap opera-caliber drama, which means her life will always make for good television. Take, for example, the recent mess involving Kail, Javi Marroquin, and Lauren Comeau. As you're probably aware, Lauren has accused Javi of cheating on him with Kail. And hilariously, it was Kail who first blew the lid off the situation and attrracted Lauren's attention. During an October episode of Teen Mom 2, Kail accused Javi of trying to have sex with her in a gas ...

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