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How to Watch ‘Cyrano’: Where You Can Watch the Romantic Musical Starring Peter Dinklage Right Now

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How to Watch ‘Cyrano’: Where You Can Watch the Romantic Musical Starring Peter Dinklage Right Now

The life and times of 17th-century French writer and duelist Cyrano de Bergerac is coming to the big screen in Cyrano, starring the iconic Peter Dinklage as the titular character. Directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay by Erica Schmidt, Cyrano is based on Schmidt’s 2018 musical of the same name. Schmidt’s play was in turn an adaptation of Edmond Rostand‘s 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac.

A romantic drama musical, Cyrano paints a portrait of the historical figure, going deep into his emotional and psychological journey. Cyrano de Bergerac is depicted as a star of his time, dazzling the public with both his intellect and his swordplay. However, he’s beset by terrible self-doubt, convinced that his appearance makes him unworthy of courting his devoted friend Roxanne, who is in love with someone else.

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It’s a story of love and insecurity set against the backdrop of an epic historical canvas. Besides Dinklage, the movie stars Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Bashir Salahuddin, and Ben Mendelsohn in the lead roles.

With everything that has been revealed about the movie so far, it appears to be a thoroughly enjoyable ride filled to the brim with music, drama, and wonderful characters. So we’ve put together this handy guide that answers all the questions you may have about how to watch Cyrano, whether it’s coming on streaming, and when you can catch it in theaters.

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Is Cyrano Streaming Online?

Unfortunately, no. Cyrano is not currently scheduled to arrive on any streaming service. This doesn’t mean it won’t eventually end up on something like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. But for the time being, you won’t be able to watch the movie from the comfort of your home.

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When is Cyrano Releasing on Digital and DVD?

While we’re yet to get an official date for Cyrano‘s DVD and Blu-ray release, physical media releases are generally done after about 12-16 weeks from the theatrical premiere. If that holds true for the movie, fans can probably expect to get their hands on a DVD of Cyrano sometime between April and May 2022.

The digital release of Cyrano will likely happen a week or two before its Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K release. Needless to say, that’s a long time away so if you’re really keen on watching the movie, heading to theaters is your best bet.

Is Cyrano in Movie Theaters?

Cyrano is currently scheduled to have an exclusive one-week run in Los Angeles on December 17, 2021. This will then be followed by a limited theatrical release in the US on January 21, 2022, with a wide release expected to happen later on.

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The movie was originally set to have a limited theatrical release on December 25, 2021, but the premiere date was first moved to December 31 and then to the current schedule. The release plans were reportedly changed by United Artists Releasing, Cyrano‘s US distributor, so that it’s in a better position to qualify for Academy Awards contention. Ahead of its theatrical run, Cyrano had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2021. The movie was also screened at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and the Rome Film Festival.

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Best Peter Dinklage Movies that You Can Watch Now

Although Peter Dinklage became a household name with his performance as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, the actor has had some stellar roles in movies as well. And for those of you who would like to see more of his work in film, there are some great choices out there.

Here are five of the best Peter Dinklage movies that you can watch before or after catching Cyrano:

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The Station Agent: Dinklage’s performance as the withdrawn and downcast Finbar McBride in this 2003 independent comedy-drama was his breakout role, getting the actor widespread attention and acclaim. Finbar is a recluse and a train aficionado who doesn’t fit in well with the world around him. The movie follows the transformation of Finbar’s life as he moves to a small town where new friendships set him on a quirky and life-changing path.

Rent it on Amazon

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: This multiple award-winning 2017 movie directed by Martin McDonagh stars Frances McDormand as a Missouri woman who attempts to draw attention to her daughter’s unsolved rape and murder by renting out three billboards by the roadside. Her desperate cry for help brings down the ire of the local police and leads to a series of disastrous events. Dinklage has an important supporting role in the movie and the film itself is a pretty intense watch with McDormand winning practically all the major awards for her performance.

Watch it on FX Now

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My Dinner with Hervé: A TV film based on the final days of actor Hervé Villechaize, My Dinner with Hervé first aired on HBO on October 20, 2018. The movie stars Dinklage as Villechaize and looks at the consequences of an unusual interview between the actor and struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan). While the story itself is pretty straightforward, Dinklage’s performance is impeccable, making this a powerfully moving film.

Watch it on HBO Max

Death at a Funeral: Dinklage actually appeared in both the original British version of Death at a Funeral and its American remake, though the first one is vastly superior. Directed by Frank Oz, the original movie stars Dinklage, Ewen Bremner, Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Kris Marshall, and Alan Tudyk in important roles. The black comedy film is the story of a dysfunctional family brought together by a funeral and the secrets that they seek to bury. And all of those secrets come tumbling out when a mysterious stranger comes into their midst.

Rent it on Amazon

I Care a Lot: This 2020 black comedy thriller is a Netflix film starring Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson, a con woman who preys on vulnerable elderly people. But when her latest mark turns out to be the mother of a dangerous gangster (played by Dinklage), she finds herself facing overwhelming odds in a deadly game. However, Marla isn’t the type of person who gives up easily and she’s determined to keep on fighting, even if it kills her.

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Review: SAMARITAN, A Sly Stallone Superhero Stumble

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Hitting the three-quarter-century mark usually means a retirement home, a nursing facility, or if you’re lucky to be blessed with relatively good health and savings to match, living in a gated community in Arizona or Florida.

For Sylvester Stallone, however, it means something else entirely: starring in the first superhero-centered film of his decades-long career in the much-delayed Samaritan. Unfortunately for Stallone and the audience on the other side of the screen, the derivative, turgid, forgettable results won’t get mentioned in a career retrospective, let alone among the ever-expanding list of must-see entries in a genre already well past its peak.

For Stallone, however, it’s better late than never when it involves the superhero genre. Maybe in getting a taste of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) with his walk-on role in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel several years ago, Stallone thought anything Marvel can do, I can do even better (or just as good in the nebulous definition of the word).

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The property Stallone and his team found for him, Samaritan, a little-known graphic novel released by a small, almost negligible, publisher, certainly takes advantage of Stallone’s brute-force physicality and his often underrated talent for near-monosyllabic brooding (e.g., the Rambo series), but too often gives him to little do or say as the lone super-powered survivor, the so-called “Samaritan” of the title, of a lifelong rivalry with his brother, “Nemesis.” Two brothers entered a fire-ravaged building and while both were presumed dead, one brother did survive (Stallone’s Joe Smith, a garbageman by day, an appliance repairman by night).

In the Granite City of screenwriter Bragi F. Schut (Escape Room, Season of the Witch), the United States, and presumably the rest of the world, teeters on economic and political collapse, with a recession spiraling into a depression, steady gigs difficult, if not impossible, to obtain, and the city’s neighborhoods rocked by crime and violence. No one’s safe, not even 13-year-old Sam (Javon Walker), Joe’s neighbor.

When he’s not dodging bullies connected to a gang, he’s falling under the undue influence of Cyrus (Pilou Asbæk), a low-rent gang leader with an outsized ego and the conviction that he and only he can take on Nemesis’s mantle and along with that mantle, a hammer “forged in hate,” to orchestrate a Bane-like plan to plunge the city into chaos and become a wealthy power-broker in the process.

Schut’s woefully underwritten script takes a clumsy, haphazard approach to world-building, relying on a two-minute animated sequence to open Samaritan while a naive, worshipful Sam narrates Samaritan and Nemesis’s supposedly tragic, Cain and Abel-inspired backstory. Schut and director Julius Avery (Overlord) clumsily attempt to contrast Sam’s childish belief in messiah-like, superheroic saviors stepping in to save humanity from itself and its own worst excesses, but following that path leads to authoritarianism and fascism (ideas better, more thoroughly explored in Watchmen and The Boys).

While Sam continues to think otherwise, Stallone’s superhero, 25 years past his last, fatal encounter with his presumably deceased brother, obviously believes superheroes are the problem and not the solution (a somewhat reasonable position), but as Samaritan tracks Joe and Sam’s friendship, Sam giving Joe the son he never had, Joe giving Sam the father he lost to street violence well before the film’s opening scene, it gets closer and closer to embracing, if not outright endorsing Sam’s power fantasies, right through a literally and figuratively explosive ending. Might, as always, wins regardless of how righteous or justified the underlying action.

It’s what superhero audiences want, apparently, and what Samaritan uncritically delivers via a woefully under-rendered finale involving not just unconvincing CGI fire effects, but a videogame cut-scene quality Stallone in a late-film flashback sequence that’s meant to be subversively revelatory, but will instead lead to unintentional laughter for anyone who’s managed to sit the entirety of Samaritan’s one-hour and 40-minute running time.

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Samaritan is now streaming worldwide on Prime Video.

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  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton
  • Pilou Asbæk

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Matt Shakman Is In Talks To Direct ‘Fantastic Four’

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According to a new report, Wandavision’s Matt Shakman is in talks to direct the upcoming MCU project, Fantastic Four. Marvel Studios has been very hush-hush regarding Fantastic Four to the point where no official announcements have been made other than the film’s release date. No casting news or literally anything other than rumors has been released regarding the project. We know that Fantastic Four is slated for release on November 8th, 2024, and will be a part of Marvel’s Phase 6. There are also rumors that the cast of the new Fantastic Four will be announced at the D23 Expo on September 9th.

Fantastic Four is still over two years from release, and we assume we will hear more news about the project in the coming months. However, the idea of the Fantastic Four has already been introduced into the MCU. John Krasinski played Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The cameo was a huge deal for fans who have been waiting a long time for the Fantastic Four to enter the MCU. When Disney acquired Twenty Century Fox in 2019 we assumed that the Fox Marvel characters would eventually make their way into the MCU. It’s been 3 years and we already have had an X-Men and Fantastic Four cameo – even if they were from another universe.

Deadline is reporting that Wandavision’s Matt Shakman is in talks to direct Fantastic Four. Shakman served as the director for Wandavision and has had an extensive career. He directed two episodes of Game of Thrones and an episode of The Boys, and he had a long stint on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. There is nothing official yet, but Deadline’s sources say that Shakman is currently in talks for the job and things are headed in the right direction.

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To be honest, I was a bit more excited when Jon Watts was set to direct. I’m sure Shakman is a good director, but Watts proved he could handle a tentpole superhero film with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Wandavision was good, but Watts’ style would have been perfect for Fantastic Four. The film is probably one of the most anticipated films in Marvel’s upcoming slate films and they need to find the best person they can to direct. Is that Matt Shakman? It could be, but whoever takes the job must realize that Marvel has a lot riding on this movie. The other Fantastic Four films were awful and fans deserve better. Hopefully, Marvel knocks it out of the park as they usually do. You can see for yourself when Fantastic Four hits theaters on November 8th, 2024.

Film Synopsis: One of Marvel’s most iconic families makes it to the big screen: the Fantastic Four.

Source: Deadline

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Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase Star in ‘Zombie Town’ Mystery Teen Romancer (Exclusive)

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Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase have entered Zombie Town, a mystery teen romancer based on author R.L. Stine’s book of the same name.

The indie, now shooting in Ontario, also stars Henry Czerny and co-teen leads Marlon Kazadi and Madi Monroe. The ensemble cast includes Scott Thompson and Bruce McCulloch of the Canadian comedy show Kids in the Hall.

Canadian animator Peter Lepeniotis will direct Zombie Town. Stine’s kid’s book sees a quiet town upended when 12-year-old Mike and his friend, Karen, see a horror movie called Zombie Town and unexpectedly see the title characters leap off the screen and chase them through the theater.

Zombie Town will premiere in U.S. theaters before streaming on Hulu and then ABC Australia in 2023.

“We are delighted to bring the pages of R.L. Stine’s Zombie Town to the screen and equally thrilled to be working with such an exceptional cast and crew on this production. A three-time Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award winner with book sales of over $500 million, R.L. Stine has a phenomenal track record of crafting stories that engage and entertain audiences,” John Gillespie, Trimuse Entertainment founder and executive producer, said in a statement.

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Executive producers are Trimuse Entertainment, Toonz Media Group, Lookout Entertainment, Viva Pictures and Sons of Anarchy actor Kim Coates.  

Paco Alvarez and Mark Holdom of Trimuse negotiated the deal to acquire the rights to Stine’s Zombie Town book.

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