MANIAC TRAILER IS PRETTY CRAZY: Between Justin Theroux donning a creepy doctor’s visage, Emma Stone slinging arrows and Jonah Hill sporting a mullet, Maniac looks nuts. The Netflix rom-com series hails from Patrick Somerville and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. "It's not therapy, it's science," Theroux's Dr. James K. Mantleray says in the trailer. Maniac, which follows Hill and Stone during a mysterious drug trial, drops September 21st.
MARGOT ROBBIE READY TO GO-GO: A still from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood dropped, showing Margot Robbie in go-go boots. Robbie plays Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s vision of 1969 Hollywood during the Manson era. Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio also star. Once Upon a Time drops in July of next year.
RYAN REYNOLDS READY TO BATTLE WITH MPAA: Ryan Reynolds tells The Hollywood Reporter that he was ready to duke it out with the Motion Picture Association of America over a raunchy joke in Deadpool 2 (when Wade Wilson’s baby legs crossed, a la Basic Instinct). "I didn't know if I was going to have to go down and arbitrate with the MPAA and explain that's my tiny d**k and balls, not CGI. But it wasn't a problem," he joked. Deadpool 2 is being released on Blu-ray August 21st. "I always loved it, because it created the same debate in our edit room as it does in the streets of the world," Reynolds said of the extra 15 minutes added to the Blu-ray cut. "It was debated back and forth, and over and over again. We were all a little nervous about it, wondering, 'Is it too much?' None of us could come to a consensus on how to handle it, so our final decision was to just not handle it, to just not put it in the movie. We cut it out partially for time, but also to give us something really fun to add into the coda of the DVD."
MOVIEPASS SHARES RALLY AFTER LIMITS ABANDONED: MoviePass parent Helios & Matheson Analytics saw its stock rally after a dramatic two-week plunge. This comes after they moved to table the planned price hike to $15, and keep it at $10. Instead, they will target the top 15% of users who are "stressing the system," per CEO Ted Farnsworth. From now on, subscribers will be limited to three uses per month. "We have heard our MoviePass Community and we will not be raising prices to $14.95 a month," the company said in a press release. "The new plan is focused on usage by the bulk of our subscribers who have historically used MoviePass to attend three movies or fewer a month. Additionally, the new plan addresses past misuses which imposed undue costs on the system, including ticket scalping, unauthorized card usage and other activities, which in the past necessitated the use of certain remedial measures that have sometimes been inconvenient for our subscribers."
FREMANTLEMEDIA HINTS AT BAYWATCH REBOOT: Lifeguard drama Baywatch may be steaming up a small screen near you soon. FremantleMedia has remastered the show that brought David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson worldwide fame, and have begun shopping the HD version to broadcasters while simultaneously considering a reboot.