Danny McBride in 'Alien: Covenant'? You're not dreaming

Danny McBride in 'Alien: Covenant'? You're not dreaming

Alien: Covenant is in "early discussions" with an unlikely new actor: Eastbound & Down star Danny McBride, known to fans of the HBO comedy series as former Major League Baseball player Kenny Powers. According to The Wrap, the comedian (whose role is unspecified) will join Michael Fassbender and fellow franchise newcomer Katherine Waterston in the upcoming Ridley Scott sci-fi, a sequel to Prometheus that will take place ten years after the events depicted in the 2012 film. Noomi Rapace is not expected to reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw despite the character surviving to the end of the last installment.

Alien: Covenant is slated for release on October 6, 2017.

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How Deadpool became the most hated and loved character in comics

How Deadpool became the most hated and loved character in comics
Credit: 20th Century Fox, Marvel Comics

People just can't get enough of Deadpool. The character is somehow both wildly popular and divisive amongst comic book fans.

Here, Eric Eisenberg and Roth Cornet look back on the character's history and what makes him so dynamic.

Take a look in the player above or our full Deadpool show below, where we predict why this film will be the one to break the R-rated comic book movie cure and how Deadpool will fit into the larger X-Men universe. 

Let us know what you think here or on Twitter.

 

Roth: @RothCornet

Eric: @EEisenberg 

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This Chinese mermaid comedy is destroying the box office

Slapstick merfolk sold tons of tickets on the Lunar New Year's Day
This Chinese mermaid comedy is destroying the box office
Credit: Bingo Movie Development

China kicked off the Year of the Monkey by breaking box office records. The country’s movie theaters pulled in $100.5 million (660 million yuan) on Lunar New Year’s Day — a single day record. A comedy about mermaids is largely to thank for the big turnout at the movies on Monday.

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A timeline of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny's 'X-Files' 'feud'

Charting the course of the co-stars' rift from the '90s to today
A timeline of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny's 'X-Files' 'feud'
Credit: FOX

In September 1997, 28-year-old X-Files star Gillian Anderson took out full-page ads in both The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety thanking the cast and crew of her mega-hit FOX series after neglecting to mention creator Chris Carter, the show's writers and, most glaringly, co-star David Duchovny during her acceptance speech at the Emmys earlier that week. The E! Online rundown of the kerfuffle is particularly harsh in its assessment of the actress:

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Tin Foil Hat Alert! This 'Star Wars: Rogue One' casting title is veryyyyyy suspicious

**Squints** Wait a minute...
Star Wars countdown - Religious Warrior
Credit: Lucasfilm

Like desperate First Order troopers crash landed on a desert planet searching for water, Star Wars fans are thirsty for any news related to Rogue One. And much like the desert planet metaphor, there’s just enough to keep us from dying…but not enough to feel full.

Today’s drop of life-giving Rogue One waters comes from the movie’s IMDB page.

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Lost 'Mrs. Doubtfire' scenes prove it is Robin Williams' most emotional movie

That movie about Robin Williams dancing to "Dude Looks Like a Lady" was secretly brutal.
Mrs Doubtfire

I tend to remember the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire thanks to its flashy trailers, which included Robin Williams vacuuming saucily in schoolmarm drag while "Dude Looks Like a Lady" played. Though he was disguising himself as a woman in order to hang out with his kids amid a bad divorce, I tend to look back on the movie's slapstick moments most of all.

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Could the Johnny Depp/Funny or Die Trump video actually help The Donald?

Could the Johnny Depp/Funny or Die Trump video actually help The Donald?
Credit: Funny or Die

This morning Funny or Die released a 50-minute movie starring Johnny Depp as Donald Trump. The Art of the Deal (also the title of Trump’s business manifesto) pokes fun at Trump’s central life lessons.

Here, Louis Virtel, Roth Cornet, and Eric Eisenberg talk about the role that Johnny Depp was clearly born to play, and if Trump can actually roll into this and make it work for him.

Take a look in the player above or below and let us know what you think here or on Twitter.

Louis: @LouisVirtel

Roth: @RothCornet

Eric: @EEisenberg

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Review: Profoundly unfunny 'Zoolander 2' faceplants on the runway

Ben Stiller swings and misses and throws the bat and poops his pants all at once
Review: Profoundly unfunny 'Zoolander 2' faceplants on the runway
Credit: Paramount Pictures

I wanted to laugh last night. Hell, I needed to laugh last night. And Zoolander 2 failed me completely.

Brutally unfunny, visually off-putting, and filled with cameos so embarrassing I am bruised from holding a cringe for a full half-hour, Zoolander 2 is every horrible decision you can make with a comedy sequel wrapped up into one nigh unbearable film.

There is a single shot in one scene of Olivia Munn, and I couldn't tell you what she was playing or what role got cut down in the final film, but that one last errant useless shot, left in instead of being totally excised with the rest of her part, sums up the way the entire film feels to me. It feels like it was thrown together in a blender and just poured into a cup indifferently, no matter what ended up blended in there. So many jokes fall so flat that it's almost impressive after a while. Characters appear and disappear randomly, and they hold the entrance of the film's villain so long that I forgot he was in the movie by the time he finally showed up.

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Play ‘Where’s Dory?’ with 4 new gorgeous ‘Finding Dory’ posters

Play ‘Where’s Dory?’ with 4 new gorgeous ‘Finding Dory’ posters
Credit: Disney•Pixar

Finding Nemo is my favorite Pixar film, in large part thanks to the mesmerizingly gorgeous seascape created by Pixar’s animation wizards. I’m stoked to return to this beautifully crafted reef in Finding Dory, and the four new posters released for the movie today have me all the more excited to see this colorful, textured world on the big screen again. Seriously, these are movie posters I’d consider getting framed and hung on my wall.

Also: You can play a fun game of “Where’s Dory?” with these posters, albeit a game that’s a bit easier than “Where’s Waldo?” Dory probably has a harder time finding herself than we do.

Finding Dory — which reunites Dory with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past — opens in theaters on June 17, 2016. Ellen DeGeneres is returning to voice our favorite forgetful blue tang.

Take a look at the posters below and click on any of them to see a larger version.

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Yes, 'Predator 4' is still happening

Yes, 'Predator 4' is still happening
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Hey, any update is better than none. Fred Dekker took to his official Facebook page on Tuesday to offer the following reassurance for fans who have been anxiously awaiting further Predator 4 news:

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