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Donald Glover Blasts Industry Over Cancellation Of 'Deadpool' Animated Series


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Following FX's announcement that it and Marvel would be disassociating themselves from Donald Glover and his brother over the planned animated series of ‘Deadpool’, the star has taken to Twitter to take a couple of spectacular shots at the studio.

It was announced over the weekend that Marvel would no longer work with FX, Glover and his brother Stephen on the series, on which the brothers would have been executive producers and served as showrunners.

As a result, on Wednesday (March 28th) Glover wrote and shared a 15-page script in which Deadpool – the same foul-mouthed anti-superhero that Ryan Reynolds popularised in Marvel’s hit live-action film back in 2016 – goes to Africa to save the last northern white rhino.

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Donald Glover Buys 113 Boxes Of Cookies From Girl Scout Who Parodied 'Redbone'


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In another example of his general awesomeness, Donald Glover has made a girl scout’s day by buying up all 113 boxes of cookies that she needed to meet her target, after she went viral singing his Childish Gambino song ‘Redbone’.

Charity Joy Harrison went viral a few months ago, when her father filmed her rapping about selling cookies to the tune of his 2016 Childish Gambino hit single ‘Redbone’.

As a surprise for Glover when he appeared on Wednesday night’s ‘The Late Show’, host Stephen Colbert bought Charity out on his TV show to meet the rapper - and for her to offer him some Thin Mint cookies, brandishing an order form.

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Donald Glover Promises 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is A "Fun Summer Film"


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As one of the most iconic franchises in the world, 'Star Wars' has been entertaining audiences for decades through a variety of different platforms. That looks set to continue this May with the second standalone movie following the success of 'Rogue One', with much-loved 'Star Wars' character Han Solo front-and-centre. Aptly named 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', the film will star Alden Ehrenreich in the titular role, and will follow some of the space traveller's earliest years.

Donald Glover will star as a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming 'Star Wars' adventureDonald Glover will star as a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming 'Star Wars' adventure

Donald Glover will also be joining the 'Star Wars' universe, bringing his performance to the role of a young Lando Calrissian, and already sending the fandom into a spin in teasers for the film that were released during the Super Bowl. Then there will be 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke in the mysterious role of Qi'ra; a woman that the modern-day Han Solo would refuse to speak about because of their history.

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Donald Glover Teases His Role As A Young Lando In 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'


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Donald Glover is without a doubt one of the most talented performers of the modern day. First making a name for himself after being signed up to write for NBC sitcom '30 Rock', Glover would not only become renowned for his work in the world of on screen entertainment, but would also release several albums and mixtapes under the name Childish Gambino. Forget triple threat, this guy's got more talents than just singing, dancing and acting.

Donald Glover is taking his career from strength to strengthDonald Glover is taking his career from strength to strength

One of his most exciting projects of recent months is the upcoming standalone 'Star Wars' film, 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'. Starring alongside the likes of Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson, Glover takes on the role of a young Lando Calrissian in the movie, and fans have already fallen for the character thanks to the 'Solo' teasers released as part of last weekend's Super Bowl.

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Jon Favreau at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther', held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie is the second to feature Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero, following 2016's 'Captain America: Civil War' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 30th January 2018

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Keith Stanfield, Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz, Isiah Whitlock Jr. , Brian Henry - FOX Winter TCA 2016 All-Star Party held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena at Langham Huntington Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 15th January 2016

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FX Approves Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’, Set To Air In 2016


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FX has greenlighted Donald Glover’s new comedy series, Atlanta. The 32-year-old rapper, comedian and Community actor has signed with FX to star in the upcoming series. Glover has also created and will executively produce Atlanta.

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The Martian Review

Excellent

Just as people began to write off veteran director Ridley Scott after a series of merely OK movies, the 77-year-old casually releases his most entertaining film in years. This sci-fi adventure is lithe, humorous, thrilling and genuinely moving. In other words, it's one of Scott's best films, mixing eye-catching visuals with a story that resonates with both emotion and deeper meaning. And it's also a lot of fun.

In the very near future, the first manned mission to Mars is caught off guard by a sudden storm. With their ship in danger, Commander Lewis (Jessica Chastain) orders the crew to evacuate, but in the chaos botanist Watney (Matt Damon) is knocked away and presumed dead. As Lewis and her team (Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan and Aksel Hennie) begin the long trek back to Earth, Watney wakes up alone on Mars and understands that he will need to survive until the next mission arrives in four years' time. But his habitat is only designed to last for 30 days, so he has a lot of work to do. Eventually, he thinks of a way to get a message back home to Nasa, letting them know he's alive. Now the experts (including Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean and Kristen Wiig) must figure out a way to rescue him before he runs out of food and water.

The story plays out on three fronts: with Watney using his expertise to survive, Lewis and her crew on their long journey back home, and the Nasa officials mounting a rescue mission. All three plot-strands are riveting, using convincing science to explore the conundrum while cranking up the emotional urgency of the situation. Intriguingly, the script never gives Watney a family back on Earth to sentimentalise things; the film simply doesn't need that. And Damon more than holds the audience's sympathy. He's funny, smart, tenacious and thoroughly identifiable, the kind of person we wish we would be in the same situation.

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The Martian - Clips


In these faux featurettes, the crew of Ares 3 talk us through some of the procedures and practices they must go through before embarking on their perilous mission to Mars. The small team of astronauts are put through rigorous training and exercise programs to make sure they're both mentally and physically fit for the mission.

The team also talk about how they will actually get to Mars and show you around their ship.

Matt Damon leads the cast in The Martian, he plays astronaut Mark Watney who specialises in botany and mechanical engineering. The story follows his struggle to survive as he becomes deserted on Mars after a near fatal accident.

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Magic Mike XXL Review

Excellent

Resisting the temptation to capitalise on the camp value of these characters, Channing Tatum and his producing-writing partner Reid Carolin create a startlingly loose and thoughtful follow-up to their 2012 hit. Yes, it's still the story of a group of ridiculously muscled men who take their clothes off for a living and enjoy a laugh. And even without much of a plot it's a remarkably astute exploration of masculinity and gender politics. In the last three years, Mike (Tatum) has made a decent go of his furniture-making business, but his life feels stuck in a rut.

Then his old pals ask him to go on the road for one last hurrah to a stripper convention. So he heads off with new-age healer Ken (Matt Bomer), lovelorn beefcake Richie (Joe Manganiello), artful biker Tarzan (Kevin Nash), macrobiotic smoothie expert Tito (Adam Rodriguez) and food-truck driving deejay Tobias (Gabriel Iglesias). Along the way, they meet up with Mike's old mentor Rome (Jada Pinkett Smith), who provides two new guys for the team (Donald Glover and Stephen 'tWitch' Boss). And they get some favours from a newly single Southern belle (Andie MacDowell) and another old friend (Elizabeth Banks).

There's very little to the story, but the film's improvisational style allows all of the characters to deepen in quiet but significant ways. So the journey these people take is even more internal than the highways they traverse from Tampa, Florida, to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The main point is that these men need to figure out who they are if they have any hope of finding happiness, and each one takes his own subtle voyage of discovery. The actors dive into this approach, which requires unusually subtle performances that combine sexy physicality with earthy, boisterous humour. What the film never does is fall back on the usual cliches about machismo or sexuality.

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Leaked Sony Emails Reportedly Reveal Spider-Man Must Be 'Straight And White'


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If you’ve ever thought Spider-Man on the big screen was just a little too boring or ‘safe’, then we could just be about to explain why. In the latest round of leaked Sony emails the long list of contractual obligations that the Spider-Man character allegedly must meet for film is revealed, including that he must always be white, male and heterosexual.

Spider-manAndrew Garfield played the most recent incarnation of Spider-man on the big screen.

The published emails reportedly start by listing the superhero’s ‘mandatory character traits’, which the character ‘must always strictly conform to’. The list includes him being a white, male who does not abuse alcohol, does not smoke tobacco, does not sell/distribute illegal drugs, does not use foul language beyond PG-13, does not have sex before the age of 16 and is not a homosexual.

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Magic Mike XXL Trailer


Magic Mike might be keeping his clothes on these days in favour of beginning a business in custom furniture, and after a rather bitter and scandalous departure from the Xquisite nightclub, but three years on and he's still got the moves. And the body. These days, his stripper friends have decided to give up their dancing careers in Tampa, Florida too, but these aren't the kind of guys who are going to disappear quietly. They thus decide to get together one last time for a spectacular performance at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina where a major stripping convention is due to take place. Mike agrees to join them as their headliner, re-living his glory days as the ultimate chiselled fantasy. Along the way he meets some old friends and welcomes new faces in such cities as Jacksonville and Savannah, and they dance away their previous lives in style.

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Donald Glover, Chevy Chase, Danny Pudi, John Goodman, Ken Jeong and Nicole Brown - The cast of 'Community' (l-r) Jim Rash, Donald Glover, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ken Jeong, John Goodman and Chevy Chase Los Angeles, California - NBC Press Tour Party held at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel Monday 1st August 2011

Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown and Danny Pudi - Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown and Danny Pudi San Diego, USA - Sony's The Other Guys Maxim Party At Comic-Con Friday 23rd July 2010

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Donald Glover and Gillian Jacobs - Donald Glover and Gillian Jacobs San Diego, California - visit the Hard Rock Cafe Sunday 25th July 2010

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Spider Man: Homecoming Trailer

Spider Man: Homecoming Trailer

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The Martian Movie Review

The Martian Movie Review

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The Martian - Clips Trailer

In these faux featurettes, the crew of Ares 3 talk us through some of the...

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Magic Mike XXL Movie Review

Magic Mike XXL Movie Review

Resisting the temptation to capitalise on the camp value of these characters, Channing Tatum and...

Magic Mike XXL Trailer

Magic Mike XXL Trailer

Magic Mike might be keeping his clothes on these days in favour of beginning a...

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The Martian - International Trailer

The Martian - International Trailer

Mark Watney is an astronaut whose resourceful and determined personality is the only thing he...

Magic Mike XXL - Teaser Trailer

Magic Mike XXL - Teaser Trailer

Three years after bowing out of the stripper career, Magic Mike (Channing Tatum), returns to...

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The Lazarus Effect Trailer

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The To Do List Movie Review

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