Too Old to Die Young
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Above the Line Exclusive: Too Old to Die Young Star Augusto Aguilera Joins Jennifer Garner in Apple’s The Last Thing He Told Me

Augusto Aguilera, who last starred opposite Miles Teller in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s gritty Amazon series Too Old to Die Young, is set to join Jennifer Garner in Apple’s limited series The Last Thing He Told Me, Above the Line has exclusively learned. Garner stars as a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter (Angourie Rice, Mare of Easttown) while searching for the truth about why her husband, […]

Cha Cha Real Smooth
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ATL Newsflash: Sundance May Be Virtual Again, But Stars Are Born Online These Days Anyway

The Sundance Film Festival launches today, albeit virtually, and though it has hardly been the same the last two years, you have to give the festival credit for rolling with the punches. Everyone in the entertainment ecosystem has been forced to adapt to the whims of the pandemic, and Sundance is no different. But you know what’s funny? My favorite film of last year, by a significant margin, was CODA, which I watched […]

Tiger Woods
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ATL Newsflash: Jeff’s Top 10 Movies and Top 25 TV Shows of 2021

Happy New Year, everyone! And welcome back to this week’s special edition of Above the Line Newsflash. It’s special for several reasons. Not only is it my first column of the year, but it’s also my first as the new Editor of Below the Line. As such, I felt it only fair that I should put myself out there and offer up my taste in last year’s film and television […]

John Wick: Chapter 3
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Above the Line Newsflash: Michael Keaton’s Batman Returns for Batgirl, Plus a Double Dose of Keanu

Batgirl Finds Her Mentor Michael Keaton has joined the cast of the HBO Max movie Batgirl, so yes, you could say “Batman returns” once again. Keaton is already set to reprise his iconic role as the Caped Crusader in The Flash, which hits theaters in November, and introduces the multi-verse concept to the DCEU. Instead of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield popping up as Spider-Man alongside Tom Holland, it’ll be […]

Guys and Dolls
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Above the Line Newsflash: Six Feet Under Revival, Dune Director’s Rendezvous, New Frank Sinatra Series

HBO May Resurrect Six Feet Under HBO is looking to resurrect Six Feet Under, as there’s a revival in the works even though Alan Ball‘s series ended perfectly the first time around. Honestly, I don’t mind a good reboot or revival if done well, such as Dexter: New Blood or Chucky, to give just two recent examples. But I don’t understand the impulse — beyond financial — to mess with […]

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Above the Line Newsflash: Superhero Extravaganza with Hints of Astaire, Cleopatra, and Shyamalan

There’s a superhero angle to nearly all of the top stories in this week’s Above the Line Newsflash, so let’s dive right in with ten rings in tow. Disney has confirmed that Destin Daniel Cretton will return to write and direct a Shang-Chi sequel, which will follow the further adventures of Simu Liu‘s Master of Kung Fu. The announcement was tied to the news that Cretton has signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with Marvel […]

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Above the Line Newsflash: Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Reprise, the Ubiquitous Pete Davidson, the McKay-Ferrell Split

Magic Mike 3 in the Works Because Channing Tatum’s Gotta Eat Channing Tatum is ready to take it all off and shake his stuff onscreen again, as he’s set to revisit his signature role as stripper Mike Lane in Magic Mike’s Last Dance. That’s a great title for this sexy sequel, which will be made specifically for HBO Max. This is exactly the kind of movie the streamer should be focused […]

Under Siege
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Above the Line Newsflash: Tarantino Tackles NFTs, WGA Announces New Credit, Under Siege Gets Reboot

I don’t understand NFTs. Chances are, you don’t either. My pal Matt Silverman, host of the upcoming Cool Hand Crypto podcast, suggested I think about a nonfungible token as a certificate of authenticity, and that when people buy NFTs, what they’re really buying is status. For example, I like to buy movie art prints from Mondo, Gallery 1988 and the like, but none of my prints are the original work of art, though […]

Home Sweet Home Alone
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Above the Line Newsflash: Emilio Estevez, Home Alone Reboot, and CODA

Welcome to Above the Line Newsflash, a new column from veteran entertainment reporter Jeff Sneider that will run weekly on Below the Line. Say It Ain’t So, Emilio! One of the year’s most pleasant streaming surprises was The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers on Disney+. Against all odds, the show turned out to be an absolute delight, and I loved the entire cast from top to bottom. So, I was rather shocked and […]