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Okay, It’s Worth It Clip: Isle of Dogs!

Isle of Dogs – (L-R): Rex (Edward Norton), Duke (Jeff Goldblum), Boss (Bill Murray), King (Bob Balaban) and Chief (Bryan Cranston) – Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Rex, Duke, Boss, King and Chief assert their position as top dogs in a new clip from Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs.

Isle of Dogs will be in theaters on March 23rd.

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Come With Me Blue Trailer: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!

The new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer premiered during Super Bowl LII today. There’s a lot more new footage – including more footage of everyone’s favorite velociraptor, Blue.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom premieres on June 22nd.

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Blue Is Alive! Trailer: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Life cannot be contained, so Owen probably shouldn’t be surprised when Claire informs him that the velociraptor he named Blue is still alive.

That is not the only revelation contained in the first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom premieres on June 22, 2018.

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They’re Back and They’re Ticked Trailer: Independence Day: Resurgence

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Twenty years ago, the nations of the Earth joined together to defeat the alien threat – destroying the alien mothership in the process. Unfortunately, the aliens got off a distress call before being destroyed.

Now an even greater threat arrives in the form of an even larger mothership. Can Earth’s forces – even with reverse-engineered alien technology bolstering them – face this new threat?

Check out the first, ever so slightly ominous first trailer for Roland Emmerich’s  Independence Day: Resurgence following the jump. Independence Day: Resurgence will be in theaters on June24, 2016.

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Mortdecai Is Mostly Dead!

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Once again, Johnny Depp shows his talent for slipping completely into a character. What a shame that this character is almost completely unnoteworthy.

Mortdecai (the movie) wants to be a knowing send up of sixties caper movies, espionage thrillers and, possibly, the superb BBC series Lovejoy. Instead, it’s Johnny Depp plays the worst of Mr. Bean – in a Rolls.

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TELEVISION REVIEW: Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s Season Premiere Tests Characters’ Loyalty!

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When the news came out that four of the five leads of Law & Order: Criminal Intent were leaving the show, it left a lot of fans puzzled and furious. The season premiere of the series, tomorrow night [USA, 10/9C], will probably incite riots among a certain faction of those fans. Although Julianne Nicholson has already gone, Loyalty, Part 1 features one of the other three departures [the other two will leave in next week’s Loyalty, Part2] and it will be a shocker.

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HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: Jeff Goldblum Teases the New Season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Talks Acting and Takes Detours!

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While teleconference Q&A sessions can never really take the place of one-on-one interviews. they do have one big advantage – if someone preceeding you in the queue asks a question you might never have considered, it can change your approach and the results can be very interesting – especially when the Q&A session is with Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s [USA, Tuesdays, 10/9C] Jeff Goldblum and the subject is the show’s ninth-season premiere. Big changes are afoot and Mr. Goldblum approached them with his usual goodwill, forthrightness, wit and intelligence.

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HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: Jeff Goldblum Talks Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s New Detective and More!

Yesterday, Jeff Goldblum took a half-hour out of his busy shooting day to talk with a number of bloggers/journalists about his role as Detective Zach Nichols on the new season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent [USA, Sundays, 9/8C]. Goldblum, it turns out, is as intelligent and intuitive as his character.

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Also taking part in the Q&Q session were: Jamie Ruby [Media Blvd], Jamie Steinberg [Starry Constellation], Julie Kissane [popculturemadness.com], Christine Nyholm [Examiner], Joshua Fulghum [totallyher.com], Troy Rogers [thedeadbolt.com], and Zach Oat [televisionwithoutpity.com].

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TELEVISION: Law & Order: Criminal Intent – Jeff Goldblum Makes an Instant Impression!

When Teeter, a talented musician, is found murdered after a night out with his friends [to take in a spelling bee!] – in a neighborhood composed of several different ethnicities, Captain Danny Ross [Eric Bogosian] assigns Detective Megan Wheeler [Julianne Nichols] to the case, along with her new partner, Detective Zach Nichols [Jeff Goldblum]. As their investigation begins, Rafe, another musician who lived in the same warehouse sized loft as Teeter falls down the building’s elevator shaft. Rock Star, this week’s episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent [USA, 9/8C] introduces Goldblum’s Detective Nichols in a way that allows Goldblum to make an indelible first impression – on his new partner, and on the show’s audience.

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Nichols arrives at his first crime scene [Teeter] marvelling about the variety of fine ethnic foods he was able to find on his way to work. Wheeler is not amused, but when she questions Ross about him, Ross informs her that, before he took a seven-year leave, he was, “…amazing. Brilliant cop. Very perceptive.” And notes that both Nichol’ parents were shrinks. Where did he go for those seven years? “He sent me a postcard from Cleveland, “says Ross.

Before long though, Nichols wins Wheeler over with his keen eye for detail and a knowledge of people that allows him to reassure a possible suspect that he’s not one by playing a cool jazz improvisation on the late Teeter’s keyboard. He also knows how to spin his questions when dealing with other suspects – like the musicians’ landlord, Philip, whose band played the third-longest set at Woodstock.

Rock Star showcases Goldblum’s character, but allows Nicholson and Bogosian plenty of room to perform as well – though it’s likely that Goldblum’s Nichols will assume the lead role on future investigations. The character may remind of Goldblum’s last series, the brilliant – of too hip for the room – Raines, though minus that character’s imagined conversations with the victims whose murders he was trying to solve. Nichols has that same intensity and ability to learn about people without actually appearing to be doing anything.

Where Vincent D’Onofrio’s Detective Goren is a riff on Sherlock Holmes, Goldblum’s Nichols might be analogous to Freud – Goren is a facts guy, while Nichols is all about motive. The one thing they have in common is that no detail escapes them. They differ in their method of using those details. I expect that Detective Wheeler’s primary concern, in future eps, will be grounding Nichols in much the same way that Detective Eames keeps Goren grounded – and like the Watson of Conan Doyle’s original stories, provide a certain toughness and resourcefulness that will keep Nichols on track.

If Rock star is any indication, Law & Order may be about to hit a creative peak. Not bad for a show in its eighth season!

Final Grade: A