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New Movie Releases: May 2016

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by Britt Hayes April 19, 2016 @ 7:04 PM
Marvel
By now you have the release date for Captain America: Civil War tattooed on your brain, but — shocker! — there are other movies hitting theaters next month, believe it or not. In addition to Marvel's latest, we also have a new film from Shane Black, the sequel to Neighbors and, lest you forget, X-Men: Apocalypse. There's plenty more in our guide to May's new movie releases.

The Top Five Most Random Spinoffs in Movie History

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by Matt Singer April 19, 2016 @ 8:31 AM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6: Everything You Need to Know For the Big Return

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by Erin Whitney April 18, 2016 @ 8:55 AM
HBO
It’s an annual traditional we know all too well. Spending 10 weeks enraptured by the sex, blood and drama of the Seven Kingdoms, watching our favorite characters killed off by season’s end, then finding ways to survive a whole year without ‘Game of Thrones.’ Luckily we’re only days from the Season 6 premiere, but this year will be unlike the others. Now that the series has surpassed George R.R. Martin’s books, show and book fans, as well as critics, will enter ‘Game of Thrones’ knowing as much as Jon Snow. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared; you should be very prepared.

SNL Ranked: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Better Material, Yada Yada Yada

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by Britt Hayes April 17, 2016 @ 9:11 AM
NBC
It’s been six years since Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosted SNL, but with her hilariously irreverent HBO series Veep entering its fifth season, it’s about time for the former cast member / Seinfeld star to make her return. After poking fun at her forgettable SNL tenure in the monologue, it’s unfortunate to see Louis-Dreyfus given so many forgettable characters in sketches that are mostly vanilla and that feel written for a target demographic made up entirely of suburban women with Activia dependencies. That said, the usual wacky antics of the last 15 minutes combined with the undeniable greatness of Louis-Dreyfus and the occasional moment of hilarity save this episode, taking it from a four up to a solid six.

Exclusive: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Producers Reportedly Tested Visual Effects That Would Make White Actors Appear Asian

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by Mike Sampson April 15, 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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After the backlash surrounding Johansson’s role in the film, producers reportedly attempted to quell the controversy with an old standby Hollywood uses to fix a lot of problems: CGI. According to multiple independent sources close to the project, Paramount and DreamWorks commissioned visual effects tests that would’ve altered Scarlett Johansson in post-production to “shift her ethnicity” and make the Caucasian actress appear more Asian in the film.

New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Trailer Breakdown: 25 Kingly Details You Might Have Missed

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 12, 2016 @ 11:50 AM
HBO
Game of Thrones whipped fans into a fiery frenzy with its second full trailer for Season 6, revealing several surprise returns and the biggest dragons yet, among other Snow-y secrets. We couldn’t help but dive way deeper into each frame of footage. So what new secrets of Game of Thrones Season 6 were hidden in the flames?

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Breakdown: New Droids, Deathtroopers and Mon Mothma!

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by ScreenCrush Staff April 7, 2016 @ 8:49 AM
Lucasfilm
You’ve probably seen the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that debuted earlier this morning. If not (or if you just want to watch it again), you can see it here. So now that the initial shock and excitement has worn off, it’s time to do...

The Top Five Worst Video Game Movies in History

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by Matt Singer April 5, 2016 @ 11:17 AM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

SNL Ranked: Peter Dinklage Is (Mostly) an SNL Miracle

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by Britt Hayes April 3, 2016 @ 8:58 AM
NBC
With Game of Thrones Season 6 just within our grasp, Peter Dinklage drops by Studio 8H for his SNL hosting debut. You may recall his hilarious cameo as Peter Drunklage with Bobby Moynihan's Drunk Uncle back in 2013, but that was only a hint of the greatness Dinklage brought to his first proper SNL appearance. Everyone brings their A-game to this week's brilliant, hilariously absurd show, which made ranking the sketches pretty difficult — but hey, I still tried. Read on for our ranking of this week's SNL sketches from best to worst (hey, they weren't all great).