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New Rogue One tease

Oh Rogue One, you’re such a tease! Ahead of Thursday’s new Rogue One trailer release, here’s a teaser of what we can expect.

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Comic-Con 2016: what to watch out for

This year’s Comic-Con is now less than two weeks away and if, like me, you won’t be in San Diego I thought it might be useful to pick out some highlights of the panels you’ll see splashed all over the Internet.

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Clips of the Week – January 9

Clips of the Week is back for 2016 with lots of new trailers for you to enjoy. This week we’ve got everything from Kung Fu Panda 3 to the new Damien TV series as well as Tom Hiddleston’s latest, High Rise.

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Netflix Gets Down

Jimmy Smits has joined the cast of The Get Down, a music driven drama series created by Baz Luhrmann.

Smits will play Francisco Cruz aka Papa Fuerte, a South Bronx politician who delivers services the city fails to provide.

“The Puerto Rican culture of the ’70’s Bronx plays such a large role in the story we are telling that the character of Papa Fuerte had to be played by an actor who could bring experience, gravitas and authenticity to the role,” Luhrmann said. 

“I know our entire cast is excited to have someone of Jimmy’s talent joining us on the journey we are undertaking. We are thrilled to have him on The Get Down.”
The Get Down tells the story of how 1970s New York City on the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco told through the lives and music of several South Bronx teenagers.

It is due to debut on Netflix in 2016.

Meanwhile, Netflix has also announced a second series of Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen.