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Christopher Abbott, George Clooney star in the first trailer for Hulu’s limited series ‘Catch-22’




Hulu has released the first trailer for Catch-22, the upcoming limited series based on Joseph Heller’s classic 1961 novel of the same name, which follows the adventures (and misadventures) of a U.S. air squadron stationed in Italy during World War II.

The series stars Christopher Abbott as Yossarian, a bombardier whose only real mission is to stay alive; Kyle Chandler as Colonel Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly; George Clooney as Scheisskopf, a parade-obsessed Lieutenant-General;  and Hugh Laurie as Major de Coverly, whose perhaps a little too mellow and checked-out for somebody in the airforce.

The title, Catch-22, comes from the rather asinine military by-law in Heller’s book, which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy and don’t have to fly them—all you have to do is ask and you’ll be relieved of your duties. But if you ask not to fly your missions, you’re sane and are required to carry out the missions as assigned.

Clooney, who directed several episodes of the six-part limited series along with Ellen Kuras, also serves as an executive producer with Grant Heslov, Richard Brown, Steve Golin, Luke Davies, and David Michôd. The latter two names also served as co-writers.

Catch-22 will hit Hulu on May 17.


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A new ‘Bombshell’ trailer finds the walls beginning to close in on Fox News mogul Roger Ailes




On the heels of the film’s Los Angeles premiere earlier this week, Lionsgate has debuted a new trailer for Bombshell, the Fox News drama from director Jay Roach about the rise and fall of disgraced cable news mogul Roger Ailes.

The film, which was scripted by Charles Randolph, chronicles the inevitable collapse of Ailes’ reign at Fox News, the conservative media empire where he served as chairman and CEO up until his resignation in 2016 amid dozens of sexual harassment and abuse allegations from several of his female employees.

Among those who accused Ailes of misconduct were former Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, who are played here by Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, respectively, while Margot Robbie plays a fictional associate producer named Kayla Pospisil.

Also starring is John Lithgow — who plays Ailes — as well as Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, and Stephen Root.

Bombshell opens in theaters December 20.

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Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt set sail on an Amazonian adventure in Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ trailer



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Disney has released the first trailer for Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt‘s Jungle Cruise, which finds the beloved Disneyland ride of the same name brought to life in the vein of such films as Indiana Jones and The African Queen.

The film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, follows a charismatic riverboat captain (Johnson) and a determined explorer on a research mission (Blunt) as they set sail on an adventure-filled expedition through the Amazon-jungle in hopes of finding a tree that is believed to possess healing powers.

“We were just so moved, so honored to be in a movie like this because we both grew up just madly in love with Indiana Jones and obsessed with those kinds of movies,” Blunt said at the D23 Expo in August. “To be part of something like this, with this same spirit, makes my heart race.”

Added Johnson, “We wanted to make a movie that was big, that was epic, that had romance, big comedy, big action. But most important; it’s got me.”

In addition to Johnson and Blunt, the film’s ensemble cast also includes Jack Whitehall, Edgar Ramirez, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

John Davis, John Fox, Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Dany Garcia, and Beau Flynn produced the film, with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer.

Jungle Cruise will sail into theaters on July 24, 2020.

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Disney-Pixar’s ‘Onward’ trailer finds Tom Holland, Chris Pratt summoning their dead father’s legs




Disney and Pixar have released a new trailer for Onward, the upcoming animated feature starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic out there.

And by magic, we’re talking like actual, literal magic. Set in a suburban fantasy world, Onward follows Ian and Barley as they try to summon their dead father back to life. Having never encountered magic before, though, the spell doesn’t completely work and only summons half their father — the bottom half, that is.

So, with their dad’s legs in tow, the boys set out on a road trip to try to find out how to bring the rest of him back to life, encountering all sorts of creatures, magical spells, and mysterious lands along the way.

The film, which was directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, features a star-studded voice cast that also includes the likes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Ian and Barely’s mom, Laurel Lightfoot, and Octavia Spencer as the voice of the Manticore.

Onward will hit theaters on March 6, 2020.

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