Jon Favreau Confirms His ‘Star Wars’ TV Series Timeline

Jon Favreau is Disney’s golden boy. He helmed Iron Man way back in 2008 to kickstart what would become the Disney/Marvel MCU, which has done pretty well for itself. He then went on to direct The Jungle Book, just one live-action adaptation of Disney’s iconic animated features that went on to make beaucoup bucks. Favreau’s on tap to do more of the same with a sequel to that film and a highly anticipated live-action take on The Lion King. All of this would be more than enough for any other mere mortal, but Favreau …

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‘Lu Over the Wall’ Writer-Director Masaaki Yuasa on His Musical Mermaid Adventure

During this years Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Masaaki Yuasa’s newest film Lu Over the Wall premiered its English version, continuing the artfully animated film’s festival run. I had a chance to chat with the accomplished artist and filmmaker at the time. Now, since the musical mermaid movie is now set to arrive in U.S. theaters in limited release starting today, we wanted to bring that conversation to you. Lu Over the Wall is a twist on the classic mermaid mythology that sees the title character–a precocious and curious mermaid–making herself known to a human …

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Malmö’s Intonal is a celebration of fringe music that brings the city together

Sweden’s Intonal festival brings an astonishing variety of experimental music to Malmö each year. This year, there were club sets from Don’t DJ, Courtesy, DJ LAG and others, noise blowouts from Fennesz and Stíne Janvin, soothing ambient drones from Andreas Tilliander, Ellen Arkbro and Alessandro Cortini and so much more. FACT’s John Twells went to Sweden to investigate.

There’s something eerily familiar about Malmö. Unimpressive to many visitors, the post-industrial urban center is a divisive prospect, even in Sweden. But having grown up in Birmingham, the UK’s similarly-maligned second city and the butt of too many often racist, always classist jokes, walking amongst the gasoline-pocked mid-century architecture and patchwork of vibrant communities feels if not like a hug, then at least a nod. Continue reading

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ May Not Be Dead Yet; Hulu, TBS, Netflix Eyeing Revival

There’s hope yet, Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans! FOX likely did not expect the wrath they fielded yesterday when they cancelled the terrific comedy series after five seasons, along with FOX comedies The Last Man on Earth and The Mick. But Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s cancellation lit the internet aflame, and evoked the ire of major personalities like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mark Hamill. The good news is, other networks were paying attention, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 may very well happen at a different network. Per THR, Brooklyn Nine-Nine producer Universal Television has received a number of …

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