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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Review: A Masterful and Meditative Retelling of the Trial of the Century

The O.J. Simpson trial was a cultural milestone for an entire generation. Just as our parents and grandparents remember where they were when JFK was assassinated, many of us can recall with distinct clarity where we were when Simpson notoriously fled the police in a white Bronco with a gun to his head. The media coverage was breathlessly sensational, but there is nothing sensationalized about The People v. O.J. Simpson, the flagship season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story, which is undoubtedly the very best thing Murphy has ever produced.

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Nickelodeon
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Nickelodeon Taps ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Team for ‘NickToons’ Animated Movie

Last year Nickelodeon announced plans to revive several of our favorite ’90s shows, starting with a special block of programming called “The Splat.” But that’s not all the network has been cooking up for nostalgic fans — they’ve also been developing a new film that will bring many of our favorite ’90s cartoon characters together on the big screen for one big, animated adventure, and the company has found the right creative team to tackle the ambitious project.

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Tom Cruise Met With Jerry Bruckheimer About ‘Top Gun 2,’ And There’s a Photo to Prove It

We’ve heard about Top Gun 2 for several years now, but with the passing of original director Tony Scott and Tom Cruise’s consistently busy schedule, it’s hard to believe that it might actually happen. We may be closer to that long-developing sequel than ever before, as Cruise has met with producer Jerry Bruckheimer about Top Gun 2, and there’s photographic evidence to prove it.

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Warner Bros. / Jemal Countess, Getty Images
Warner Bros. / Jemal Countess, Getty Images
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Zack Snyder Received Christopher Nolan’s Bat-Blessing for ‘Batman v Superman’

Christopher Nolan delivered a solid trilogy of Batman films (okay, two really good Batman movies and a competent sequel we begrudgingly accept) and inspired a wave of gritty blockbuster imitators. His Dark Knight trilogy gave us the best Batman movies since Tim Burton’s time with the iconic superhero, which made fans feel a little skeptical about Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck’s plans for the character. In an attempt to soothe your fears — however reasonable and totally justified they may be — Snyder has revealed that he received Nolan’s blessing for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So that’s something, right?

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Sony
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New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: February 2016

If you’re in need of a break from the movie theater next month, there are lots of great titles heading to DVD and Blu-ray in February, including some of last year’s most critically acclaimed releases to help you get caught up before the Oscars. Whether you’re looking to rent or own, you’ll find plenty of titles to choose from in our guide to February’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases.

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New Amazon Prime Video Releases: February 2016

If you're looking for an alternative to heading out to the theater or if you need a change of pace from Netflix, don't neglect that Amazon Prime subscription. The streaming service has some new exclusive titles arriving next month, including the critically-acclaimed documentary Amy and Spike Lee's bold and bombastic Chi-Raq. There's also a handful of classics for you to discover and rediscover, along with new seasons of TV shows for your binge-watching needs. Read on for your guide to what's hitting Amazon Prime Video in February.

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Lucasfilm / EW
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Deleted Scene Had Maz Kanata Battling Stormtroopers

If you were one of the fans disappointed by Maz Kanata’s limited role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then we have good and bad news for you. The good news is that Lupita Nyong’o’s wizened old alien pirate is as much of a badass as you suspected. The bad news is that the scene in which she showed off her very particular set of skills was left on the cutting room floor. Silver lining: it could be one of the deleted scenes that shows up on The Force Awakens Blu-ray.

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John Boyega Says ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Will Be ‘Much Darker’

There was plenty of the dark side in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, though overall, J.J. Abrams’ first film in the new trilogy skewed a bit more toward the light side of things, tonally-speaking. It was a solid, entertaining re-introduction to the world of Star Wars, giving us a bit of the familiar and plenty of new elements, setting the table for Episode 8 to really expand on the newer characters and their journeys. And while it’s still a bit early to speculate about Rian Johnson’s plans for the follow-up, John Boyega has offered a couple of clues.

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NBC Orders Sitcom Pilots From Tina Fey, DC Comics, ‘Parks and Rec’ Creator and More

With the loss of 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, NBC has struggled in the sitcom department and fallen far short of their former glory, particularly in the face of FOX’s strong lineup and excellent original content from Netflix, Amazon and other streaming providers. There are potentially great things ahead, however, as the company has ordered pilots from Tina Fey, Mike Schur, Marlon Wayans and DC comics, offering a veritable variety platter of humor that could very well punch-up their sitcom lineup and put them back in the game.

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AMC / Miramax
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‘Bad Santa 2’ Casts Christina Hendricks as Billy Bob Thornton’s Love Interest

So much for a Lauren Graham appearance in Bad Santa 2! Billy Bob Thornton’s foul-mouthed crook will have a new love interest in the upcoming sequel, as Christina Hendricks has joined the lineup, joining fellow new addition Kathy Bates and a few other returning stars whose names are not Lauren Graham.

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‘The Jungle Book’ Poster Monkeys Around With King Louie and Kaa

The next in Disney’s long, long line of live-action adaptations of beloved animated properties is The Jungle Book, featuring a stellar voice cast and a lively blend of CGI and live-action elements in Jon Favreau’s reimagining of the classic story. We’ve seen glimpses of them in the trailer, but this new poster for the upcoming film gives us a closer look at two of the film’s main animal characters: King Louie and Kaa.

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The ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Script Is So Good, J.J. Abrams Wishes He Were Directing It

J.J. Abrams revved up the engine on the ol’ Star Wars ship, launching the series on a new journey with The Force Awakens, but declining to return for the subsequent sequels. Instead, Rian Johnson (Looper) and Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) will be steering the franchise from here on out, directing Episodes 8 and 9, respectively. Johnson is in production on Episode 8 right now, and according to The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, the script is “very good.” How good? Abrams regrets turning down the chance to direct it.

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