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Phoenix readers: Want to check out the first episode of ‘Project Blue Book’ early and for free?

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HISTORY will premiere the new series Project Blue Book on January 8 and they’re inviting Silver Screen Beat readers in Phoenix to attend an advance screening of the first episode of the show, which will be followed by a live Q&A discussion with local UFO enthusiasts. Free concessions will also be provided.

If you live in the Phoenix area, you can click on this link right now to claim your screening passes (good for you and one guest) to attend an advance screening of the first episode of Project Blue Book happening at Harkins Tempe Marketplace on Thursday, November 15 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that these free passes are distributed on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to claim yours as soon as possible. Below is the official trailer for Project Blue Blook as well as some additional details about the series.

Executive producers: Robert Zemeckis, David O’Leary, and Sean Jablonski

Cast: Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, and Michael Malarkey

Series premiere: Tuesday, January 8 at 10/9C on HISTORY

Synopsis: Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen), a brilliant yet underappreciated college professor, is recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead a clandestine operation called Project Blue Book. Along with his partner, the debonair Air Force Captain Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey), he is summoned to investigate UFO sightings around the country and use science to discover what really happened. However, when some encounters cannot be explained away and cases remain open, Hynek begins to suspect that he has been duped by the government into a larger conspiracy to cover up the truth. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War and rising Atomic Era, each episode will draw from the actual Project Blue Book case files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.

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

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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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Phoenix: See Amazon Prime Video’s raunchy new superhero series ‘The Boys’ early and for free

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Amazon Prime Video will premiere their new series The Boys on July 26 and they’re giving Silver Screen Beat readers in Phoenix a chance to attend an advance screening of the show before it officially debuts on the streaming service.

Our readers in Phoenix can click on this link right now to claim their free passes (good for you and three guests) to an advance screening of The Boys happening at Harkins Tempe Marketplace on Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. Free popcorn and soda will be provided.

Keep in mind that these free passes are distributed on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to claim yours as soon as possible before they run out. Below is the official red band trailer for The Boys as well as some additional details about the series.

Developed by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke

Based on: The comic book The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson

Cast: Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie Usher, Chance Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell

Synopsis: The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and their formidable Vought backing.

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‘When They See Us’ trailer reveals Ava DuVernay’s limited series about the Central Park Five

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Netflix has released the full-length trailer for Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, a four-part limited series which chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape that they did not commit.

Created, directed, and co-written by DuVernay, When They See Us begins in the spring of 1989 and follows the five teens from Harlem—Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise—into adulthood, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

“On this exact day 30 years ago, a woman was raped in Central Park,” DuVernay wrote in a tweet Friday morning. “Five black + brown boys were framed for her rape. The story you know is the lie that police, prosecutors and Donald Trump told you. When They See Us is the story of the boys from their eyes and their hearts.”

Despite their exoneration by DNA evidence, and a confession from a man separate from the Central Park Five who took credit for the crime, Trump has continued to push a baseless theory that the five men are guilty over the years, most recently during the 2016 presidential election cycle.

The series stars Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood, Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar J. Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Dascha Polanco, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez and Asante Blackk.

Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey from Harpo Films, and Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and Robert De Niro from Tribeca Productions executive produced alongside DuVernay through her Forward Movement banner. Attica Locke, Robin Swicord, and Michael Starrbury also served as writers on the series.

When They See Us will debut in full on Netflix on May 31.

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