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Darkest Hour Trailer: Gary Oldman IS Winston Churchill

Gary Oldman inhabits the role of Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright’s new film, Darkest Hour. The first trailer for Darkest Hour has been released online, offering just a hint of Oldman’s performance as Churchill, one that is already generating award buzz. The extensive makeup and Oldman’s lowered, gruff voice makes the versatile actor almost unrecognizable.

This iteration of the famed Churchill will be hitting screens just after John Lithgow’s great turn as the British Prime Minister on Netflix’s The Crown, a performance to which Lithgow has already collected numerous awards for.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Trailer Impresses (Most) Fans, Some Vent Sexist Frustrations

We finally have some footage for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is the first stand alone in the new canon Star Wars universe…

The teaser trailer, an AT-AT filed minute and a half, has blown the pants off  diehards and skeptical fans alike, leaving them looking forward to the December premiere like a kid looks forward to Christmas. Most of them anyway…

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – What’s Next For Star Wars

The Disney/Lucasfilms plan to keep Star Wars at the forefront of our minds for the foreseeable future is certainly working.

Even the animated series Disney’s Rebels and the slew of books filled with back story secrets aren’t enough to satisfy fans. The next film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is just under a year away and already the rumors are flying at light speed.

***Warning: Contains potential spoilers***

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Ben Mendelsohn Joins the Cast of Ready Player One

We haven’t heard too much about the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One following the news that Steven Spielberg would be directing the film. On the heels of that announcement we learned Spielberg was hoping to pull Gene Wilder out of retirement for a specific role, but nothing really solidified there.

Now we have word that Ben Mendelsohn has joined the cast as the villainous Nolan Sorrento. Mendelsohn has been impressing lately with roles in The Dark Knight Rises,  Mississipi Grind, his excellent turn on Netflix’s Bloodline, and a role in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale.

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