SHE-RA COMING TO NETFLIX: Gen-Xers are about to have another reboot to foist on their children: Netflix is bringing back She-Ra. Landing in 2018, it is being described as a “modern take on the '80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans.” The original series debuted in 1985. Netflix is also teaming up with DreamWorks on DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! And The Boss Baby: Back in Business.
CLINT EASTWOOD'S 15:17 TO PARIS TRAILER DROPS: The first trailer for Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris landed Wednesday. The snippet teases the true backstory of the three American heroes who thwart a terror attack onboard a Paris-bound train in August of 2015. Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone play themselves in the film, alongside actors playing them as boys. The cast also includes Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer and Tony Hale. The film is set to land in theaters on February 9th, 2018.
NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY ADDS DIE HARD, TITANIC & MORE TO LIST: The Library of Congress has released its annual list of 25 movies it is adding to its National Film Registry (NFR). Among the additions are Die Hard, Goonies and Titanic, for their "cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance" to American heritage. The films named to the registry include blockbuster, documentaries, shorts and indies. The 2017 selections bring the grand total number of films in the registry to 725.
MR. ROBOT RENEWED FOR SEASON 4: USA Network has renewed Mr. Robot for Season 4. The series stars Rami Malek as a cyber-security engineer and Christian Slater as a mysterious leader of an underground hacker society. Slater recently received his third consecutive Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series. (He won the award in 2016; he also won an Emmy for his role in Mr. Robot that year).
APAMC GIVES MOST NETWORKS GOOD GRADES FOR HIRING ASIANS: Fox got an incomplete from the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition in its latest report on the employment of Asian-Americans on primetime network TV, because it refused to provide data. ABC got the best grade, bringing in a solid B, while APAMC reports that overall, it was "encouraged" by gains in various categories across ABC, CBS and NBC. In the past few years, ABC, CBS and NBC "generally have shown improvement in developing Asian-American talent as actors, writers, directors and producers, though each network demonstrated varying strengths and weaknesses depending on the category," APMAC reports.
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Names Added to the NFR this year in alphabetical order:
Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)
Boulevard Nights (1979)
Die Hard (1988)
Field of Dreams (1989)
4 Little Girls (1997)
Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s)
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
The Goonies (1985)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)
La Bamba (1987)
Lives of Performers (1972)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
Time and Dreams (1976)
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-1938)