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Amazon Gives ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Early Season 2 Order
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The Lord of the Rings One Ring

The first season of Amazon’s much-anticipated series adaptation of The Lord of the Rings isn’t even in production yet. The series is currently in pre-production in New Zealand, where the show will be filmed. But whatever Amazon has seen of what’s been developed so far has given them all of the confidence necessary to move forward with an early greenlight for season two.

Shortly after we found out that Amazon was in talks for a Lord of the Rings TV series back in 2017, it was confirmed that they had reached a deal and had committed to a multiple-season adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s classic work. So seeing that season two has been greenlighted, even this early, is not all that surprising. But according to reports their multiple-season commitment didn’t necessarily guarantee a second season—understandable, considering the mind-boggling mountains of coin that would be required to produce the five seasons Amazon committed to—and an official greenlight was still needed.

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Movie Review: The Report
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Adam Driver The Report

The Report
Director: Scott Z. Burns
Writer: Scott Z. Burns
Cast: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, Maura Tierney, Jon Hamm, Matthew Rhys, John Rothman, Sarah Goldberg
Distributor: Amazon Studios
Rated R | Minutes: 120
Release Date: November 15, 2019

There is nothing more shocking and revealing than the truth. Scott Z. Burn‘s The Report is based on the true story of Daniel Jones’ investigation into the infamous Torture Report that followed after the September 11 attacks. The film takes a deep dive to uncover the heinous torture crimes committed by the CIA, and how they and the White House tried to cover it all up. While it is a slow and tedious political thriller, it is something that is filled with fast-paced dialogue, outstanding performances from Adam Driver and Annette Benning, and shocking revelations that will surely evoke anger and frustration.

Above all, The Report highlights the absolute necessity for investigative reporting. My full review here below.

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Amazon’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Will Also Be Filmed In New Zealand
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The Fellowship of the Ring

Amazon has settled on a location for their massive adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s epic tale The Lord of the Rings, and it’s a familiar place to fans.

Amazon Studios has announced that the series will be filmed in New Zealand, where Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy and much of his Hobbit trilogy were shot. The series is currently in pre-production, and production is expected to kick off in Auckland, New Zealand sometime in the coming months.

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‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series: ‘Midsommar,’ ‘The Revenant’ Star Will Poulter Cast In Lead Role
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Casting has begun on Amazon’s massive Lord of the Rings series based on J.R.R. Tolkien‘s classic books, and one of the lead roles has now been filled.

It’s being reported that Will Poulter has joined the show as one of the main characters, though it has not yet been revealed which character that is. Poulter is known for his work in Son of Rambow, We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner, The Revenant, Detroit, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and the recent Midsommar among others.

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Movie Review: Brittany Runs A Marathon
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Brittany Runs A Marathon

Brittany Runs A Marathon
Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Writer: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Cast: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, and Micah Stock
Distributor: Amazon Studios
Rated PG-13 | Minutes: 103 Minutes
Release Date: August 23, 2019

It’s easy to see how some sports movies can be a bit repetitive given their formulaic nature. The training montages, the struggles, and achieving a championship form – whether that means getting an actual trophy or earning the respect of your peers.

But Paul Downs Colaizzo‘s Brittany Runs A Marathon, starring Jillian Bell, doesn’t oversell any of that nor does it become too preachy. Instead, it goes about all of that in an honest way by showing the beauty and ugliness of training hard to become a better person. My full review below.

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Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ Arrives Today; Watch The Final Trailer
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The Boys

Amazon’s adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic The Boys arrives on Prime Video today.

To accompany the show’s arrival, one final trailer was released this week to try to convince anyone who isn’t already sold to give it a watch. You can find more info on The Boys and check out the final trailer along with some bonus videos below.

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Official Trailer For TV Adaptation Of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s ‘The Boys’ Released
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Amazon's The Boys

An official trailer has been released for The Boys, Amazon’s TV series adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic of the same name. The series was created and executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also created the TV adaptation of Preacher for AMC, and producer and showrunner Eric Kripke, who created Supernatural.

The show stars Karl Urban, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Antony Starr, Nathan Mitchell, Dominique McElligott, Erin Moriarty, Jack Quaid, and Karen Fukuhara, with Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) directing the first episode.

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Uncensored “Spank” Trailer Released For Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ Series
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Amazon's The Boys Series

Another trailer has been released for Amazon’s The Boys series.

The series is an adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book of the same name, and is created by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke.

The new trailer has lovingly been dubbed the uncensored “Spank” teaser trailer. Of course it goes without saying, that this one is very much of the not safe for work variety. More info on The Boys and the new trailer await you below.

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SXSW 2019: ‘Good Omens’ Has The Potential To Kill The Predictable American TV Era
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Good Omens SXSW Experience

The delightful chaos wrought by Amazon Studios’ new Good Omens TV series at SXSW cannot be denied or ignored, literally. With such an enormously immersive marketing strategy, you’d expect it was being positioned as the next Game of Thrones or Westworld, both of which saw HBO employ similar tactics in years past. But, you’d be utterly and completely wrong.

Good Omens is something entirely different — and, if successful, could have the potential to usher in a new era of TV.

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SXSW 2019: Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’ Gives Fans A Real Garden Of Earthly Delights
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Good Omens SXSW experience

I have been to the Garden of Earthly Delights, and it is stocked with good beer, puppies, and free manicures. By that I mean the adaptation of Good Omens to the small screen is going to make massive waves when it premieres later this year, at least if the show’s presence at this year’s SXSW is any indication.

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