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E. Oliver Whitney

E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, they* are probably having an SVU marathon. They were formerly an entertainment editor at The Huffington Post and have written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage. *E. Oliver Whitney uses gender-neutral pronouns they, them, theirs.
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Emma Stone and Steve Carell Square Off in First Trailer for Tennis Drama ‘Battle of the Sexes’

“Tennis drama” sounds like one big snooze of a subgenre, but before you close this tab, hear me out – Battle of the Sexes ain’t just any tennis drama. The Emma Stone-Steve Carell film recounts the famous titular match where Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs on national television in 1973. And it was far more entertaining than your average round of tennis.

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STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment
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New ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Trailer Is as Wacky and Wild as You’d Imagine

When you sit down for a new Luc Besson space opera, what do you expect? Tons of glowing aliens? Flying cars racing through futuristic cityscapes? Heroes jumping between moving vehicles while being chased by monstrous creatures? If so, then make sure Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is on your most anticipated list.

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Getty Images
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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Team With Steven Spielberg for Pentagon Papers Drama

What’s that you hear? The sound of Meryl Streep’s 21st Oscar nomination? Or is it the sound of Tom Hanks making it back in to the Best Actor category after getting shut out for Sully? Or maybe it’s Steven Spielberg‘s return to the Oscars following Bridge of Spies? It might be all three now that Streep and Hanks have teamed up on a new political drama helmed by Spielberg that has awards season written all over it.

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Facebook / 20th Century Fox
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Ridley Scott Reveals the Title of the ‘Alien: Covenant’ Sequel, Clarifies Franchise Timeline

There’s nothing better than when an iconic filmmaker accidentally lets new juicy details slip about the future of a franchise. For a while now we’ve been getting bits and pieces teasing the new Alien: Covenant, the (supposed) sequel to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. But now a new interview with the filmmaker questions that Alien timeline, and reveals the title of the next movie in the franchise.

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Universal
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Charlize Theron Is a Deadly Spy in First ‘Atomic Blonde’ Teasers and Photos

In Summer of 2015 we entered the era of Charlize Theron, Badass Action Star, and that was only the beginning. Following her Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road, Theron is on her way to becoming the ruthless action hero the movies need with her villain in the upcoming The Fate of the Furious and now Atomic Blonde.

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Disney
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Will Feature Disney’s First Openly Gay Character

Slowly but surely, Disney is becoming a little more woke. With last year’s politically-minded (and now Oscar-winning) Zootopia, announcements of Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie and first black superhero movie, and making Ava DuVernay the first woman of color to helm a $100 million movie, the studio is adding diversity to their roster little by little. Now the studio has finally decided to feature their first openly gay character in not just any movie, but a remake of a Disney classic.

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Ben Affleck Gives ‘The Batman’ Update, Says Chill Out, He’s Working On It

Ben Affleck is frustrated. And who could blame him? Anyone who dons Batman’s iconic cape and mask is immediately the center of superhero fans’ attention, both positive and negative. But Affleck doesn’t just want to live in a Batman bubble and only be asked about Batman. (Valid, but what did you expect dude?)

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Paramount
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Amy Adams Makes Alien Contact in the Full Trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’

If an alien species were to visit Earth with mysterious intentions, it just makes sense that we’d send Amy Adams to represent humankind. She’s empathetic, she’s approachable, she’s understanding, and she’s the total antithesis of the hostile and aggressive types we see facing off aliens in most sci-fi movies. (At least this is how I like to picture Amy Adams.)

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