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The Best New TV Shows of 2018 So Far

Samuel Brace on the best new TV shows of 2018 so far…

It might have been preferable to create a list such as this a little earlier in the year but because of the severe dearth of new TV shows of any sufficient quality, or at least that would merit a write up on the subject, this delay has been inevitable. As it happens, the past six to eight weeks have seen the arrival of some excellent new series to the television sphere and new entries that are certainly worth raving about. Combining these aforementioned shows to the two beacons that managed to permeate the darkness of 2018’s first half, we all of a sudden have a list available of some truly excellent shows, some of which have the potential to go on to even greater things in the episodes and hopeful seasons ahead. So, with no further ado, let’s
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‘47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter’ Teaser Trailer: More Sharks and Screams Are on the Way in 2019 — Watch

In no coincidence whatsoever, hours before Warner Bros. began screening “The Meg” nationwide, Entertainment Studios dropped the teaser trailer Thursday for its own shark film. “47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter” is the sequel to “47 Meters Down,” last year’s second-highest grossing indie ($44 million domestic). The follow-up, once again from British director Johannes Roberts, was greenlit in October, with the working title “48 Meters Down.”

47 Meters Down” starred Mandy Moore and was released three months before the premiere of her hit NBC series “This Is Us.” She and Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries”) played sisters vacationing in Mexico who encounter multiple sharks while scuba diving; only the former survived. “We’d never really seen a shark movie do poorly, so I felt good about it,” Entertainment Studios founder, owner, chairman, and CEO Byron Allen told IndieWire in 2017, when asked about the film that put him in the distribution business.
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‘Yellowstone’ Renewed For Second Season By Paramount Network

  • Deadline
Amid record-setting viewership in its freshman season, Paramount Network has given an early second-season renewal to its critically praised drama series Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner. Production will begin shortly on the 10-episode Season 2, which will be shot entirely on location in Utah and Montana. The season one finale airs Wednesday, August 22 at 10 Pm, Et/Pt, with season two premiering next year.

Yellowstone chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

Following a record-setting premiere that attracted 5.3 million viewers, the series now ranks as cable’s most-watched series behind The Walking Dead, according to the network and Nielsen. Season to date, the series is averaging 5 million viewers
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Jeremy Renner to Co-Star as Detective “Twitch” Williams in New Spawn Movie from Todd McFarlane and Blumhouse

Following the announcement back in May that Jamie Foxx will play the titular character in Todd McFarlane’s new Spawn movie from Blumhouse, it's now been revealed that Jeremy Renner will co-star as Detective "Twitch" Williams, a key character from McFarlane’s beloved comic book series.

Press Release: Portland, Or, 07/10/2018 — In an exclusive scoop, Deadline broke the news that Academy Award nominated Jeremy Renner will join Jamie Foxx in the cast lineup for Todd McFarlane’s forthcoming Blumhouse film adaptation of Spawn.

Renner has now been tapped to play the role of Detective "Twitch" Williams, who will be at the center of the Spawn movie story. Renner is perhaps best known for his phenomenal performances in such films as Hurt Locker, Arrival, The Town, and Wind River.

“With the ensemble of award-winning talent that has signed on to the Spawn Movie—Jason Blum (producer), Blumhouse Productions, Jamie Foxx (Spawn), and
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Jeremy Renner Joins Jamie Foxx In Todd McFarlane’s Blumhouse Pic ‘Spawn’

  • Deadline
Jeremy Renner Joins Jamie Foxx In Todd McFarlane’s Blumhouse Pic ‘Spawn’
Exclusive: Jeremy Renner has been set to star alongside Jamie Foxx in Spawn, the Blumhouse film that marks the directorial debut of Todd McFarlane from his scripted adaptation of his comic book creation. In late May, Foxx was set to play the title character, who started out in the comics as Al Simmons, a member of a CIA black ops team who is twice betrayed: after being set up by his cohorts to be murdered with his corpse set aflame, Simmons is then double crossed in Hell. He is convinced to become a Hellspawn warrior in exchange for being able to be reunited with his wife, only to find himself stuck in his demonic creature shell, and that his wife moved on and married his best friend. Spawn turns his rage on street scum and revenge. He realized long ago that he can’t battle the constant evil permeating the globe alone,
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Fractured Review

  • HeyUGuys
Fractured appears, on the surface and the for first 40 minutes, as a predictable cabin-in-the-woods scenario – the American cabin being replaced with a charming house in the English countryside. A young couple, Michael (Karl Davies) and Rebecca (April Pearson), are driving along an unlit country road, on their way to the house. On the way, they stop at a petrol station where the guy behind the counter (Calvin Dean) looks very shifty indeed. The couple arrive at the house, and (of course) get the sense that they’re not alone.

The first half is enough for anyone to twitch in their seats, out of boredom rather than fear. Hearn’s script suffers the occasional, apathetic cliché, as well as pockets of ludicrous writing. One scene has Michael knock himself unconscious after trying to pull up his trousers, after he ties up his girlfriend for some basic kinky sex. There was an great opportunity for comedy here,
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‘Sicario 2: Soldado’ Review

Stars: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner, Elijah Rodriguez, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine | Written by Taylor Sheridan | Directed by Stefano Sollima

2015’s Sicario was the film that elevated its director Denis Villenueve and got him the Blade Runner gig. Relentlessly grim and sometimes frustratingly evasive, it might not have functioned brilliantly as an informative exploration of real-world tensions, but as an exercise in unbearable tension and greytone morality, it did the job. What it certainly didn’t do is cry out for a sequel. But three years later, here we are.

After opening titles which make it very clear this is not about economic migration but cartel-controlled trafficking, the film opens with a truly shocking suicide bombing in a Us supermarket – a scene which is wryly followed by Secretary of State James Riley (Matthew Modine) publicly stating that terrorism won’t terrify the American people.

Riley brings in Matt Graver
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Won’t Be a Blockbuster, But It’s Rewriting Movie Sequel History

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Won’t Be a Blockbuster, But It’s Rewriting Movie Sequel History
Like almost every other movie this summer, “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is a sequel. However, it bears little resemblance to the onslaught of overgrown lizards, animated families, and Marvel brethren; it cost much less, and will gross much less. But what really sets “Soldado” apart is it was never meant to happen.

Sequels are as old as the movies. Comedy silent shorts often built on a continuing set of characters. Rudolph Valentino followed “The Sheik” with the even-bigger “Son of the Sheik.” Douglas Fairbanks went from “The Mark of Zorro” to “Don Q, Son of Zorro.”

In the early decades of sound, studios nurtured franchises that included The Thin Man (six titles), the Hardy Family (16 titles), Dr. Kildare and Ma and Pa Kettle (10 titles). Rarely, studios struck twice on a major success: 1944 Best Picture winner “Going My Way” immediately spawned the even-better “Bells of St. Mary’s,” and 1942 winner “Mrs. Miniver
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Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Clip from The Endless Explores the Film’s Imaginative Visual Effects

The day has finally arrived. The Endless is coming home. We've been beyond excited for Daily Dead readers to watch the latest film from Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson since Heather Wixson gave it a five-star review back in 2017. If you need any more convincing, with The Endless out now on Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA Entertainment, we've been provided with an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip that highlights the movie's imaginative (and mind-bending) visual effects.

You can view our exclusive behind-the-scenes clip below, check here for Heather's interview with Moorhead and Benson, and for those unfamiliar with the movie, we also have the synopsis and trailer:

Press Release: Plano, Texas. – With a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Endless is one of the best-reviewed films of the year. Acclaimed filmmakers Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson return with this mind-bending supernatural thriller about two brothers who revisit the UFO death cult they escaped as teens,
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Oscars invite 928 new members in 2018: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2017 totals too)

Oscars invite 928 new members in 2018: Complete list by branch (and 2014-2017 totals too)
This year, a record 928 people were invited to join the motion picture academy and will be eligible to vote for the 2019 Oscars. Compare this intake to the totals of the previous four years: 774 in 2017; 683 in 2016; 322 in 2015; and 271 in 2014.

While Academy Awards nominees are automatically eligible for consideration, the rest of the candidates must go through a fairly cumbersome process. A candidate must meet certain branch specific requirements before even being eligible.

For example, actors must “have a minimum of three theatrical feature film credits, in all of which the roles played were scripted roles, one of which was released in the past five years, and all of which are of a caliber that reflect the high standards of the Academy.” For writers, directors and producers they need have just two of these credits.

The executive committee of the branch must endorse the application before forwarding it to the Board of Governors for final approval.
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‘Yellowstone’ Premiere Ratings Nearly Double in Delayed Viewing

  • Variety
The premiere of Paramount Network’s new drama series “Yellowstone” saw impressive gains in delayed viewing.

According to Nielsen Live+3 data, “Yellowstone” pulled in 4.8 million viewers, up approximately 71% from the 2.8 million the show drew in Live+Same Day in its premiere on June 20. With that, “Yellowstone” now ranks as ad-supported cable’s most-watched scripted drama series premiere since “The People vs O.J. Simpson” in 2016 and the most-watched original series telecast not only in the new network’s history, but also for its former iteration, Spike TV.

The show also rose 75% in adults 18-49, growing from a solid 0.4 to a 0.7 after three days of playback.

The series follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. The ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders, including an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.
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The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens

In an astonishing move to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, a record 928 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to become Academy members, but the Board of Governors makes the final call; this year, they did not invite Kobe Bryant although he won an Oscar for animated short “Dear Basketball.”

Clearly, people of color (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2017, the Academy invited 744 new members.

Seventeen Oscar winners are among the new invited members (Melissa Etheridge) and 92 Oscar nominees. Nine of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women in the Academy has risen from
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The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens

The Academy Invites 928 New Members, from Daniel Kaluuya to Sufjan Stevens
In an astonishing move to swell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership ranks, a record 928 artists and executives from 59 countries have been invited to join this year. The branches have increasingly actively sought eligible people to invite to join the Academy, but the Board of Governors makes the final call; this year, they did not invite Kobe Bryant to join although he won an Oscar for animated short “Dear Basketball.”

Clearly, people of color (38 percent) and women (49 percent) are among the many invites, as the Academy continues to address its long-term white-male dominance. As always, actors make up the largest branch of the Academy, but many new members also come from overseas.

In 2017, the Academy invited 744 new members.

Seventeen Oscar winners are among the new members and 92 Oscar nominees. Nine of the 17 branches invited more women than men. The percentage of women in the Academy has risen
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Movie Academy Invites Record 928 For Membership; Focus On Diversity

  • Deadline
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is out with its 2018 list of invitations for membership. Here is the list of the record 928 folks from 59 countries. Note that 10 individuals (noted by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches; they must select one branch upon accepting membership.

New members will be welcomed into the Academy at invitation-only receptions in the fall.

Actors

Hiam Abbass – “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Visitor

Damián Alcázar – “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro”

Naveen Andrews – “Mighty Joe Young,” “The English Patient

Gemma Arterton – “Their Finest,” “Quantum of Solace

Zawe Ashton – “Nocturnal Animals,” “Blitz

Eileen Atkins – “Gosford Park,” “Cold Mountain

Hank Azaria – “Anastasia,” “The Birdcage

Doona Bae – “Cloud Atlas,” “The Host

Christine Baranski – “Miss Sloane,” “Mamma Mia!”

Carlos Bardem – “Assassin’s Creed,” “Che”

Irene Bedard – “Smoke Signals,” “Pocahontas

Bill Bellamy – “Any Given Sunday,” “love jones”

Haley Bennett – “Thank You for Your Service,
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Academy Invites Record 928 New Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of new members, extending invites to 928 people.

The Academy topped last year’s record of 774 new members. It invited 683 members in 2016 and 322 in 2015, which were also record numbers.

The expansion of Academy membership to more than 9,200 stems from an ongoing effort to diversify its ranks following uproar over the lack of African-American nominees in 2015 and 2016, which culminated in 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Two weeks after the widely criticized nominations were announced, AMPAS announced a goal to double the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.

If all the 2018 invitees accept, the overall membership would be 9,226.

Monday’s invitations, if accepted, will result in 38% of the Oscars’ governing body’s new class being comprised of people of color, increasing their representation from 13% in 2017 to 16%.

Meanwhile, the new class is 49% female, boosting the total representation of women
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Academy Invites Record 928 New Members

  • Variety
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of new members, extending invites to 928 people.

The Academy topped last year’s record of 774 new members. It invited 683 members in 2016 and 322 in 2015, which were also record numbers.

The expansion of Academy membership to more than 9,200 stems from an ongoing effort to diversify its ranks following uproar over the lack of African-American nominees in 2015 and 2016, which culminated in 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Two weeks after the widely criticized nominations were announced, AMPAS announced a goal to double the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.

If all the 2018 invitees accept, the overall membership would be 9,226.

Monday’s invitations, if accepted, will result in 38% of the Oscars’ governing body’s new class being comprised of people of color, increasing their representation from 13% in 2017 to 16%.

Meanwhile, the new class is 49% female, boosting the total representation of women
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Academy Invites Colossal List of 928 New Members

For the third consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has broken its own records and will invite a large, diverse and international group of film professionals to join the organization and vote for the Oscars, the Academy announced on Monday.

The record-shattering list of 928 who will be invited to join includes Emilia Clarke, Ann Dowd, Miles Teller, Evan Rachel Wood, Lena Headey, Harry Shearer and Jada Pinkett Smith. It follows the invitation of a record 683 new members in 2016, and then a new-record 774 members in 2017.

“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling was also invited, as were directors Sean Baker, Luca Guadagnino, Ruben Ostlund, Lee Chang-dong and Chloe Zhao.

Also Read: No Kobe, No Problem: Oscars Academy's Class of 2018 on Track to Be as Big and Diverse as Last 2 Years'

Kendrick Lamar, who wrote music for “Black Panther,” was invited to join the Music Branch.

The invitations will go
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’: Benicio Del Toro Says It’s Better Than The Doors’ First Album

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’: Benicio Del Toro Says It’s Better Than The Doors’ First Album
When Texas-born actor-turned-writer Taylor Sheridan broke out with “Sicario” (2015) and “Hell or High Water” (2016), he hoped that the two markedly original screenplays would wind up as a trilogy of “the modern-day American frontier,” he told me. “When I write a movie, I write it for me. I let characters be human and flawed and relatable. When we do things that aren’t that great, we can understand it.”

If “Wind River,” Sheridan’s 2017 directorial debut, was the third installment, then the next in the series arrives in theaters Friday: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” Columbia Pictures didn’t know quite what to expect when Sheridan handed in a finished script, written without studio input.

Sheridan said the first “Sicario” was “toxic” to financiers because, among other things, it had a female lead. “I wrote the Spanish dialogue without subtitles,” he said. “It was dark, the act structure didn’t make sense,
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’: Benicio Del Toro Says It’s Better Than The Doors’ First Album

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’: Benicio Del Toro Says It’s Better Than The Doors’ First Album
When Texas-born actor-turned-writer Taylor Sheridan broke out with “Sicario” (2015) and “Hell or High Water” (2016), he hoped that the two markedly original screenplays would wind up as a trilogy of “the modern-day American frontier,” he told me. “When I write a movie, I write it for me. I let characters be human and flawed and relatable. When we do things that aren’t that great, we can understand it.”

If “Wind River,” Sheridan’s 2017 directorial debut, was the third installment, then the next in the series arrives in theaters Friday: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” Columbia Pictures didn’t know quite what to expect when Sheridan handed in a finished script, written without studio input.

Sheridan said the first “Sicario” was “toxic” to financiers because, among other things, it had a female lead. “I wrote the Spanish dialogue without subtitles,” he said. “It was dark, the act structure didn’t make sense,
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Dave Annable on Viral "Failure" Post and His Shocking 'Yellowstone' Fate

Dave Annable on Viral
[This story contains spoilers from the series premiere of Paramount Network's Yellowstone.]

This seemingly hasn't been actor Dave Annable's year. In May, the former 666 Park Avenue star shared with his Instagram followers that his character on CBS' The Code had been recast after the drama was picked up to series, a post on "failure" that garnered thousands of likes. And on Tuesday, during the series premiere of Paramount Network's Yellowstone — a sweeping modern Western on co-created, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Wind River) — Annable's Lee Dutton met a sudden death when a ...
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