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Take A Virtual Tour of the Worlds Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia

Everything Coming To Disney Plus In May 2020

A bunch of new movies and TV shows head to Disney Plus. This includes the final episode—the series finale!—of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The series draws to a close on May 4th.bOther highlights for Disney’s new streaming service include Brandon Fraser’s George of the Jungle which lands May 1st alongside Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. May 2nd John Carter hops over from Netflix to Disney+. If you haven’t seen it yet, I really recommend you do. It’s criminally underrated, and a really fun “sword and planet” space fantasy based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novels.

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Somehow The ‘Borderlands’ Movie May Land Cate Blanchett To Play Lilith

While we are slowly crawling out of the hole that is the eternally, predictably terrible video game movie adaptation with hits like Sonic, it remains to be seen how the upcoming Borderlands movie is going to go. It’s being written by Craig Mazin of Chernobyl (good!) and directed by Eli Roth (eh…) and now, according to Variety, may star Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as Lilith the Siren. The story is light on details, but says that Blanchett is in talks to star as Lilith, meaning this is not a done deal just yet. This is not quite as random as it may sound, given that it would reunite Eli Roth and Blanchett who worked together recently on ‘The House with the Clock in the Walls’, a somewhat overlooked kids movie released in 2018, and a very un-Roth-like production. But maybe the two hit it off and he’s managed to convince her to come on board his Borderlands adaptation.

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Black Mirror creator not working on more Black Mirror, since life is Black Mirror

Well before the appearance of the coronavirus outbreak, the British anthology series Black Mirror was taking realistic events and characters and twisting them into a recognizable-but-disturbing world. With the pandemic, though, show creator Charlie Brooker says he’s not working on new episodes, because… well, just look around. “At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those,” Brooker told Radio Times this week. “I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

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