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Walmart’s Vudu Mobile App Will Let You Scan DVDs to Convert Them to Digital Copies — But There’s a Catch

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Vudu, Walmart’s premium video-streaming service, will now let people “convert” DVD and Blu-ray Disc collections into digital copies — which they can then watch on hundreds of different internet-connected devices — using their smartphones. The new Vudu Mobile Disc-to-Digital feature allows customers to scan the UPC bar code on a DVD or Blu-ray case using the… Read more »

How ‘Underground’ Scored That Angela Bassett Cameo

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In this week’s episode of “Underground,” fans were treated to a flashback sequence that featured none other than Academy Award and Emmy nominee Angela Bassett, playing an early mentor to Ernestine. So how did Bassett end up on the WGN America drama? All it took was a call from series executive producer and director Anthony Hemingway…. Read more »

‘Empire’ Season 3 Midseason Premiere: Cookie & Lucious Go Out With a Bang (SPOILERS)

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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watch the Season 3 midseason premiere of “Empire,” titled “Sound and Fury,” which aired on Wednesday, March 22. Welcome back to the Lyons den. After a three-month hiatus, Fox’s juggernaut “Empire” returned and the first episode of 2017 did not disappoint when it comes to drama,… Read more »

Jason Blum Revels in Micro-Budget Moviemaking for Horror Hits ‘Get Out,’ ‘Split’

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Fresh off smash hits “Split” and “Get Out,” producer Jason Blum admitted Wednesday that he loves making micro-budget movies instead of big-budget tentpoles. “When you have a movie that doesn’t have to make $100 million, you can take chances in the marketing,” he said at the keynote address at Variety’s Massive Entertainment Marketing Summit at… Read more »

‘The Affair’s’ Julia Goldani Telles Joins Rachel Bloom in ‘Most Likely to Murder’

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Julia Goldani Telles has joined the cast of the Lionsgate dark comedy “Most Likely to Murder,” starring Rachel Bloom and Adam Pally. Dan Gregor, who works as a writer and consulting producer with Bloom on her CW series “Crazy Ex Girlfriend,” will direct the film from a script he co-wrote with Doug Mand, his writing… Read more »

Cannes: New Films From Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola Expected; Will Brad Pitt Return to the Croisette?

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Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” with Jake Gyllenhaal, and John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” with Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning are strongly tipped to world premiere as official selections of the 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival. Although Netflix has acquired films from Cannes in the past (including… Read more »

Rebel Wilson’s Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson

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Todd Strauss-Schulson will direct Rebel Wilson’s comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” for New Line. Todd Garner, Grant Scharbo, and Gina Matthews are producing the film. Erin Cardillo wrote the original script with revisions by Dana Fox and Katie Silberman, and the latest draft by Paula Pell The film follows a cynical woman who doesn’t believe in love and… Read more »

Sony Developing Silver Sable and Black Cat Film With ‘Thor’ Scribe

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Following the news that a “Venom” pic is coming next year, Sony is now fast at work on another “Spider-Man”-related film, this time focused on female characters Silver Sable and Black Cat. Sources confirm to Variety that “Thor: Ragnarok” scribe Chris Yost is penning the script. The previous draft was written by “Westworld” co-creator Lisa Joy…. Read more »

Fox Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Andy Cohen’s ‘Love Connection’ Reboot, Jamie Foxx’s ‘Beat Shazam’ and More

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Fox has set its summer schedule, which is jam-packed with new unscripted programming. Among the new series debuting this summer on Fox are the reboot of “Love Connection,” hosted by Andy Cohen; a new music show “Beat Shazam,” hosted by Jamie Foxx; and Gordon Ramsay’s new series “The F Word.” Returning shows are “Masterchef” Season 8,… Read more »