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Will Smith Discusses ‘Bright’s’ Racial, Social, Allegorical Undertones

Will Smith Discusses ‘Bright’s’ Racial, Social, Allegorical Undertones
Bright” may not be hitting theaters as a traditional release, but many of the film’s stars turned out to see the movie the old-fashioned way at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood on Wednesday night.

The David Ayer-directed sci-fi pic represents Netflix’s first big-budget foray into the original film arena, and plenty of the filmmakers and talent behind “Bright,” including lead actor Will Smith, commented on Netflix’s influence at the world premiere.

“What’s great about working with Netflix is that this is the type of movie you couldn’t really make anywhere else,” Smith said. “It’s an R-rated, violent, $100 million dollar movie … no other studio is making that.”

Smith plays Daryl Ward, a human cop from an alternate universe where fantasy creatures such as elves and orcs live side by side, but not so much in harmony. Smith revealed that his character is “a black police officer that’s racist against
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Will Smith Reveals Which of His Family Members Are 'Very Serious' About Christmas This Year (Exclusive)

Will Smith Reveals Which of His Family Members Are 'Very Serious' About Christmas This Year (Exclusive)
Will Smith has got the Christmas spirit!

Et caught up with the 49-year-old actor at the premiere of his new Netflix movie, Bright, at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, on Wednesday, where he revealed why the holidays are such a special time for the Smith clan.

"We've been scattered to the four corners all this year, so Christmas is the [time we] come together," Will said of his busy family. 

Even though his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, is the reigning queen of Christmas in their household, the actor said son Jaden Smith is coming for his own royal crown. 

"Jaden is getting very serious about Christmas. It used to be just Jada, and now Jaden is starting to yearn for Christmas time," Will explained. "He's got pajamas with footies for Christmas -- like, he's taking it too serious. We need some family time so he can deal with that."

"See, here's the deal: So
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Will Smith Predicts the Future, Says ‘It’s Going to Be a F*cking Mess’ at ‘Bright’ Press Event

Will Smith Predicts the Future, Says ‘It’s Going to Be a F*cking Mess’ at ‘Bright’ Press Event
“This is the purge, right?” Will Smith asked the crowd. “This is the cleanse, this is what happens. This is the natural reaction to the amount of light that came into the world when Barack Obama was the president.”

It was the day after Doug Jones’ stunning win in Alabama and Smith was in a Four Seasons conference room with Joel Edgerton and director David Ayer, promoting their Netflix film, “Bright.” Presumably in a nod to the film’s setting of dystopian Los Angeles, Netflix dressed down the Beverly Hills location with traffic cones, a rusty gate, and an upturned grocery cart.

While Smith never mentioned Jones or President Trump by name, he clearly had the current political climate in mind as he warmed to his subject. “We had to expect that [the pendulum] was going to go the other way,” he said. “As a cleanse — this is the darkness before the dawn.
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Final trailer for Netflix original ‘Bright’

Netflix original film Bright comes from director David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), and stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.

Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a deadly, thought-to-be-forgotten relic,
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Harry Styles Goes from the Hospital to the Late Late Show Stage as He Fills in for James Corden

Harry Styles Goes from the Hospital to the Late Late Show Stage as He Fills in for James Corden
The Late Late Show got a Style-ish makeover Tuesday night.

Following James Corden‘s announcement that he and his wife Julia Carey had welcomed their third child together, his good friend Harry Styles took over hosting duties on the CBS talk show.

The “Sign of the Times” singer, 23, greeted the enthusiastic audience, telling them, “I actually have some great news. Just half an hour ago, James and his wife Jules had a beautiful baby girl.”

Styles told the audience he “was just at the hospital before I came to fill in and she looks a lot like James — mainly because
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Images From Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Shows All the Humans, Orcs, and Elves

Images From Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Shows All the Humans, Orcs, and Elves
Netflix just provided us with a massive batch of hi-res imagery from Bright, the latest film from director David Ayer (Suicide Squad and End of Watch) starring Will Smith (I Am Legend), Joel Edgerton (The Gift), and Noomi Rapace (Alien: Covenant, Prometheus). “Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer […]
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Final Bright Trailer Drops Will Smith in a World Filled with Monsters

Final Bright Trailer Drops Will Smith in a World Filled with Monsters
With just 10 days left until the new Netflix movie Bright debuts, a final trailer has been released with new footage. This climactic final trailer for Bright features a hot new single from Billboard's "Breakthrough Artist" Camila Cabello and musical duo, Grey called "Crown." This new song will also be included on Bright: The Album available on December 15th. Bright: The Album is produced by Atlantic Records and David Ayer, who were also behind the sensational soundtrack, Suicide Squad: The Album. This trailer begins with a scene showcased in a Bright clip from last week, which shows how Will Smith is not a fan of orc music.

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton take on a world of evil in the streets of Los Angeles for their highly-anticipated Netflix Film, Bright, directed by the Suicide Squad and Training Day's David Ayer. Bright captures the story of two Lapd
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Netflix releases new trailer for Bright starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton

Ahead of its arrival on Netflix next week, a new trailer has been released for the upcoming fantasy action thriller Bright. Directed by David Ayer, the film stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Happy Anderson, and Kenneth Choi; watch it below…

See Also: Watch two clips from David Ayer’s Bright starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work
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"Bright" Alternate Earth

Sneak Peek more new footage from "Suicide Squad" director David Ayer's "Bright", written by Max Landis, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, airing December 22, 2017, exclusively on Netflix:

"...in an alternate Earth where humans and 'fairytale' creatures co-exist, Human 'Lapd' officer 'Daryl Ward' (Smith) and 'Orc Deputy Nick Jakoby' (Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night...

"...only to discover an ancient wand, thought to be destroyed, while encountering a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Bright"...
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New Bright trailer teases an epic battle for a magic wand

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Next weekend Star Wars will still be raking in the dough at the box office, but if you don’t want to deal with all the crowds (or you’ve already seen it 10 times) you can still get your sci-fi-action fix be staying home and watching the Netflix original movie, Bright, from director David Ayer (Suicide Squad). Starring Will Smith as a human cop and Joel Edgerton as his Orc partner, Bright takes place in a world where fantasy and reality are one, and where a deadly, magic... Read More...
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Here’s The Final Trailer For Netflix’s Big-Budget Will Smith Movie ‘Bright’

Netflix has dropped the final trailer for their $100 million winter movie Bright. The film will arrive on the home formats from next Friday with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton leading the cast. David Ayer (Suicide Squad) directs.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.

Bright is available only on Netflix this December. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad) stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho
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Watch the New Trailer for David Ayer’s Magical Buddy Cop Movie Bright

One is human, the other is an orc, but at the end of the day, the two police officers in David Ayer's new movie Bright work together to stop the mystical world of crime, as evidenced in the magical third trailer.

"Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22nd.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.

Bright is available only on Netflix this December. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day,
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Final ‘Bright’ Trailer Reveals That Orcs Love Speed Metal

Netflix has released and new and final trailer for the upcoming original film Bright. Scripted by Max Landis (American Ultra) and directed by David Ayer (Fury), the action-thriller takes place in an alternate present day in which humans live alongside magic folk like elves and orcs. Joel Edgerton plays the first orc to join the Lapd, and he’s paired with a human character played by Will Smith. Together, the two must navigate their own personal differences while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the future of the world as they know it. This new trailer goes all-in on …
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Final Trailer for David Ayer's 'Bright' with Will Smith & Joel Edgerton

"I'm assuming this doesn't end well..." Netflix has revealed one final trailer, the fourth in total, for David Ayer's new fantasy action cop movie Bright. Yes, this isn't out just yet - arriving December 22nd right in time for Christmas. Starring Will Smith, this is set in a world where other creatures like orcs and elves co-exist with humans. Joel Edgerton co-stars under the make-up as "Nick Jakoby", who is assigned to him as his new partner. The cast includes Noomi Rapace, Kenneth Choi, Brad William Henke, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramírez, Ike Barinholtz, Brandon Larracuente, and Dawn Olivieri. As fun as it is to watch more footage from this, I'm ready to see it and find out if there's actually a good movie here or not. Dive in. Here's the fourth and final trailer for David Ayer's movie Bright, direct from Netflix's YouTube: You can still watch the teaser trailer for Bright here,
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Will Smith Kills a Fairy With a Broom in Final ‘Bright’ Trailer

Will Smith Kills a Fairy With a Broom in Final ‘Bright’ Trailer
Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along. Netflix just shared the final trailer for Bright, the latest film from director David Ayer (Suicide Squad and End of Watch) starring Will Smith (I Am Legend), Joel Edgerton (The Gift), and Noomi Rapace (Alien: Covenant, Prometheus). Similar to the previous trailer, the footage mixes all sorts of genres from horror to fantasy and comedy, especially the […]
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Watch two clips from David Ayer’s Bright starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton

With a little over two weeks to go until David Ayer’s Bright arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released two new from the upcoming fantasy action thriller which you can watch here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Bright here

Ward just needs to introduce Jakoby to some human R&B. #BrightMovie pic.twitter.com/fgoV9FLgOf

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Officers Ward and Jakoby are on the job. #BrightMovie pic.twitter.com/NqjNVkXhds

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Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it.
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Will Smith Hates Orc Music in Bright Sneak Peek

Will Smith Hates Orc Music in Bright Sneak Peek
With the December 22 premiere getting closer and closer, Netflix has released two brief clips from their highly-anticipated Bright, showcasing the dynamic of two very different L.A.P.D. officers. The first clip features the orc Jakoby, played by Joel Edgerton, who gets quite excited when an "orcish" song comes on the radio, although his mood sours when Will Smith's Ward changes the channel, stating they will be listening to no orcish music. While the song definitely seems to be of the heavy metal variety, Jakoby protests, stating that it's one of the greatest love songs ever written, to which Ward replies, "That's a love song in prison."

The second clip is much more mysterious in nature, featuring Lapd body cam footage, which is appropriately dated December 22, 2017, the same day the movie debuts on Netflix. The body cam footage shows Ward and Jakoby entering an apartment to subdue Lucy Fry's Tikka,
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First Look: Chloë Grace Moretz & Sasha Lane In ‘The Miseducation Of Cameron Post’

Next year, there will be two dramas about so-called gay conversion. There’s Joel Edgerton‘s awards season primed “Boy Erased,” but arriving first will be “Appropriate Behavior” director Desiree Akhavan‘s “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.”

Read More: 15 Most Anticipated New Films From The 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, John Gallagher Jr.

Continue reading First Look: Chloë Grace Moretz & Sasha Lane In ‘The Miseducation Of Cameron Post’ at The Playlist.
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Best Movies and TV to Stream in December: Sci-Fi Cops, Dave Chappelle and More

Best Movies and TV to Stream in December: Sci-Fi Cops, Dave Chappelle and More
When historians look back at the cosmic coincidences that made up the annus miserablis that was 2017, they will likely skip over the fact Netflix released a movie named Bright and a German horror series titled Dark within mere days of one another. We, however, are happy to celebrate such a glorious irony right here and now. The streaming service is also dropping a pair of stand-up specials from heavyweight talents (and supposedly the new season of Black Mirror, which is scheduled for "late 2017" ... so, um, soon?). Meanwhile Amazon is keeping
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Mister Rogers Documentary Gets Summer 2018 Release Date

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Won't You Be My Neighbor, the new documentary about the life and work of Mister Fred Rogers. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), the documentary is a Focus Features presentation of a Tremolo Production, in association with Impact Partners and Independent Lens/PBS. It is set to be released on June 8, 2018. Focus chairman Peter Kujawski made the announcement today, with the following statement.

"Morgan once again avoids making a traditional biodoc and instead takes us behind the curtain to see how Fred Rogers navigated the cultural and social issues of the second half of the twentieth century with his own brand of forward-thinking, compassionate wisdom far beyond his time. Mister Rogers makes us all want to be better people, and we couldn't be more proud to be a part of telling his story today."

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
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