Jimmy Kimmel To Host Yard Sale To Benefit My Friend’s Place!

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Jimmy Kimmel will host a yard sale of props, wardrobe and memorabilia from Jimmy Kimmel Live to benefit My Friend’s Place – a charity non-profit that helps homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.

The yard sale – the first ever for a late night TV show – will be held on Saturday, October 1st. Read on for details.

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TIFF 2016 Roundup, Mad Max Prequel, The Rundown 2, Dune Remake

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We’re back! Fresh off an early fall break, GeekScholars Movie News has returned and this week’s episode begins with a review of the films coming out of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival that look poised to make an awards season run. From there, it’s ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’ as the hosts give their probabilities on: a Mad Max Prequel, The Rundown 2 getting made, a Dune remake, and whether or not Benicio Del Toro will join The Predator.

That Was Quick Dept. – NBC Gives This Is Us Full Season Order!

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THIS IS US — Pictured: “This Is Us” Horizontal Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

NBC’s This Is Us began its first season with substantial enough ratings that one episode was enough for NBC to order an additional five episodes – brings its total to 18.

Read on for details.

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Marvel Studios & IMAX Offer Fans A Peek At New Footage On Ocotber 10!

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Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE – Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) Photo Credit: Film Frame ©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel Studios and IMAX will offer fans a sneak peek at about 15 minutes of ‘select footage’ from Marvel’s newest superhero movie, Doctor Strange.

On October 10th, at 7 P.M. the exclusive footage will be shown in 115 theaters across North America.

Read on for details – and an exclusive first look at Doctor Sttrange.

MARVEL STUDIOS and IMAX OFFER GLOBAL FANS AN AMAZING SNEAK PEEK AT SELECT FOOTAGE FROM THE WORLD’S NEWEST SUPER HERO—“DOCTOR STRANGE”

EXPAND YOUR MIND: AN IMAX® 3D EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK FEATURES EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE TO BE SHOWN IN OVER 115 THEATRE LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ON OCTOBER 10, 2016 AT 7 P.M.

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Burbank, Calif. (September 27, 2016) –Marvel Studios announces Marvel Studios’Expand Your Mind: An IMAX® 3D Exclusive First Look, featuring approximately 15 minutes of exclusive footage from the highly anticipated, action-packed “Doctor Strange.” The sneak peek will be showcased in over 115 theatre locations across North America on October 10, 2016, at 7p.m.

Select IMAX 3D theaters nationwide and 3D & IMAX 3D theatres internationally will offer the special screening of thrilling, never-before-seen 3D footage of the Scott Derrickson-directed movie, which opens in theatres on November 4, 2016.

Commenting on the exclusive footage, director Scott Derrickson says, “As a movie fan, I am thrilled to take audiences along on the visual journey of ‘Doctor Strange’ and give them an early peek at what we’ve been working on.  The completed film will feature more than an hour of specially formatted IMAX sequences that will provide audiences with a totally immersive—and mind-blowing—film-going experience and I’m excited to share a taste of that with our fans on 10/10.”

Tickets to the October 10th Marvel Studios Expand Your Mind: An IMAX® 3D Exclusive First Look are free and will be distributed for U.S. and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-serve basis starting today at 3:00pm EST. For more information and to download tickets, go to: http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/131383

Fans who attend this exclusive sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition, collectible “Doctor Strange” IMAX poster. 

From Marvel Studios comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

“Doctor Strange” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt and Scott Adkins, with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” opens in theatres on November 4, 2016.

 

Amazon Orders Three New Half-Hour Series!

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During the summer, Amazon made three pilots available for its audience – I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and The Tick.

Today it announced that all three have been ordered to series for 2017 premieres.

“These pilots were vast in scope, disruptive in tone, challenging in story and sometimes even funny,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half-Hour Series, Amazon Studios.

For full series descriptions, read on.

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Fresh Poster: Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids!

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When you have an electric performer like Justin Timberlake and you want to make a great concert film, there are only a couple of choices.

Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids is directed by one of them – Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense).

Check out the key art for the Netflix Original concert film after the break. Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids premieres on October on October 12th.

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Authenticity At Street Level Featurette: Luke Cage!

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Luke Cage lives in Harlem so his series has got to be authentic.In one sequence he’s dressed by Dapper Dan; stars like Faith Evans and Rafael Siddiq play in Cottonmouth’s club, Harmlem’s Paradise.

Netflix has released a featurette entitled Street Level Hero that focuses on the character’s (and the show’s) authenticity. Check it out after the jump.

Luke Cage premieres on Netflix on September 30th.

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FX Renews The Strain For Fourth and Final Season!

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THE STRAIN — Pictured: (l-r) Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather, Pailino Nunes as Victor Kowalski. CR: Michael Gibson/FX

FX’s The Strain will return for a fourth and final season in the Summer of 2017 – as Guillermo del Tor, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse follow the story of New York city versus the strigoi to its no doubt bloodcurdling end.

Read on for details – and a tagline for this week’s new episode.

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One Nation Under Trump – His Rise To Political Stardom!

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Just in time for the election, MVD Entertainment Group is releasing a documentary that takes ‘a balanced examination of the most talked about presidential candidate in history.’

One Nation Under Trump will available on VOD on October 10th and on DVD on November 8th. Read on for details.

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First Look: Netflix’s The Crown!

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Jenna Coleman stars as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s new series, The Crown – which begins by focusing on the 25-year old newlywed Elizabeth who is suddenly faced with the responsibility of taking the mantle of the most famous monarchy in history.

Read on for the complete series description and a gallery of first look photos.

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