From Extra To *Elvis* Austin Butler Interview

Elvis star Austin Butler and Kelly Clarkson bond over being shy kids, and share how the arts — acting for Austin and singing for Kelly — helped break them out of their shells. Austin also dishes on his childhood obsession with playing guitar, getting his big break as a Nickelodeon extra, his special relationship with Denzel Washington, and the “intimidating” experience of meeting Priscilla Presley for the first time.

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The Untold Truth of ThunderCats

A show about a bunch of feline-like aliens who escaped the doomed planet Thundera and made a new home on Third Earth, “ThunderCats” was one of the most important animated series of the 1980s, alongside the likes of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” “Transformers,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

The property is still popular today and continues to generate excitement among fans, with some “ThunderCats” actions figures selling for thousands of dollars. The franchise competed nobly in the toy wars of the 1980s, but there was more to “ThunderCats” than meets the Eye of Thundera.

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It’s Ringing *The Black Phone* Feature

Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand in the genre, Blumhouse, with a new horror thriller. Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

Starring four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and introducing Mason Thames in his first ever film role, The Black Phone is produced, directed, and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the writer-director of Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

The film’s screenplay is by Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister franchise), based on the award-winning short story by Joe Hill from his New York Times bestseller 20th Century Ghosts. The film is produced by Derrickson & Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are producers on the film, which is executive produced by Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner.

Will Of The People *Muse* Album

Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme are back. Muse has not lost its own muse, as the British band is set to return with “Will of the People,” the trio’s first album in nearly four years, due for release August 26. The way is paved for the 10-song collection by a new single and music video, “Compliance,” out today.

“‘Compliance’ is about submission to authoritarian rules and reassuring untruths to be accepted to an in-group,” Bellamy said in a statement. “Gangs, governments, demagogues, social media algorithms and religions seduce us during times of vulnerability, creating arbitrary rules and distorted ideas for us to comply with. They sell us comforting myths, telling us only they can explain reality while simultaneously diminishing our freedom, autonomy and independent thought. We are not just coerced, we are herded, frightened and corralled to produce a daily ‘two minutes of hate’ against an out-group of their choosing and to turn a blind eye to our own internal voice of reason and compassion. They just need our compliance.”

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Strange New Worlds For *Star Trek* Series

Before The Cage changed his life, before Kirk took his job, there were years of adventures when Christopher Pike captained the U.S.S. Enterprise.

The Star Trek: Strange New Worlds series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One, as they explore strange new worlds around the galaxy.

Starring: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock.

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Welcome To Haywood Ranch *Nope* Feature

“What’s a bad miracle?” Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now, Peele re-imagines the summer movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive horror epic, Nope.

The Residents in a lonely gulch of inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery with references to extraterrestrials and threats from the sky sprinkled throughout the trailer.

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Larry David’s Rules For Social Interactions

Larry David isn’t a grouch, he just expects the people around him to follow his code of behavior (okay, maybe he’s a bit of a grouch). There are rules we all should follow when interacting with others: don’t take the middle seat, don’t make cringe toasts, and above all else do NOT block the ice cream. If everyone just agreed to follow his rules, maybe Larry would have a reason to smile more.

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