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SATURDAY UPDATE: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s second weekend is coming in lower than its projected $70M+ with $66M, -64%. That’s not necessarily something to get worried about, however, as sources keep telling me this pic’s running time is what’s slowing it down a bit. On the bright side, it’s Thanksgiving week, and if people aren’t
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The 13th Annual Governors Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Saturday night came in with a vengeance, perhaps the biggest crowd of industry notables, Oscar contenders, and others I can ever remember at one of these events where AMPAS hands out honorary Academy Awards. It is a non-televised event which
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All hail the Brenaissance! Between movies like The Mummy and George Of The Jungle, Brendan Fraser was a staple talent of the ‘90s and ‘00s, until he wasn’t. While the actor never completely left Hollywood, he’s only truly stepped back into the spotlight over the past year. And during this time, many have showered him
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Bardo, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, documents one man’s cultural rediscovery as he leaves Los Angeles and returns to Mexico. After receiving a prestigious award for his work in journalism and documentary filmmaking, Silverio (Daniel Giménez Cacho) suddenly is compelled to re-examine his Mexican roots. Upon arrival, he contends with embarrassing memories from the past
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“The donkey is cute, but this is not a Disney movie,” said Jonathan Sehring, the former IFC Films head whose young distribution outlet Sideshow, with Janus Films, presents Jerzy Skolimowski’s Cannes Jury Prize winning EO at two NYC theaters this weekend. “We launched Sideshow for great movies that would otherwise get overlooked to give them
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The big winner at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2022 was Holy Spider, directed by Swedish-Danish-Iranian Ali Abbasi. Complete list of winners below The film won the Bronze Horse for Best Film, while lead actor Mehdi Bajestani was named Best Male Actor for his role as serial killer Saeed Hanaei. The film was based on
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The end is truly nigh for The Walking Dead, kind of. Though November 20 will see the end of the AMC horror series based on Robert Kirkman’s zombie apocalypse comic, spinoffs starring Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danai Guriria and Andrew Lincoln have already been announced. Still, after 11 seasons and 177 episodes,
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Lebanese actress and director Nadine Labaki enjoyed breakout success with Oscar-nominated and Cannes Jury Prize-winning third feature Capernaum in 2018 and there is now anticipation over what will be her next directorial feature project However, the star, who is currently at the Marrakech International Film Festival as a member of its jury, told Deadline this
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After more than a year and a half of development, eOne recently started shopping its Dungeons & Dragons live-action TV series. Shepherded by Red Notice filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber, it is based on Hasbro’s wildly popular fantasy role-playing game franchise. The series was conceived as eOne’s priciest, largest-scope projects ever, a drama that would demonstrate
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The UK has officially fallen into a recession, which will push more than 500,000 people into unemployment, according to a new forecast from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The (OBR), the government’s forecaster, said there will be the biggest fall in living standards in the UK since records began with inflation “tipping the economy
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Jim Jarmusch was a hot ticket at the Marrakech International Film Festival this week as seasoned cinema professionals, film students and high school kids packed out a rare on-stage conversation with the U.S. director. The 300-strong audience were not disappointed as Jarmusch shared insights into his 40-year career. “I am a self-proclaimed dilettante, not in
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California Governor Gavin Newsom‘s wife testified at Harvey Weinstein‘s L.A. sexual assault trial Tuesday … and was STUNNINGLY asked to recreate how she faked an orgasm with the disgraced film producer. Former actress, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, looked horrified on the stand after Weinstein’s defense attorney questioned how she “indicated her pleasure” during what she claims
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One of the most anticipated presumed Oscar contenders, and one of the very few remaining to debut before year-end, dropped last night with the first screening of Academy Award winning director Damien Chazelle’s Babylon. Paramount’s big Christmas release, and hopeful awards magnet chose the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre for
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Burgeoning Los Angeles-based production company Upgrade Productions has bolstered its growing team with two new high-profile profile hires. The company has signed Akshay Mehta as Executive Vice President, Content Strategy and Business Development, and Vanessa Saal as Executive Vice President, Production & Distribution. Seasoned production and sales execs Matt Brodlie and Jonathan Kier created Upgrade
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The fruits of Disney’s industry-reported $100M+ promotional partner campaign on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever have been yielded, not just in a November U.S./Canada box office opening record of $181.3M and 12.7M admissions but in stoking a diverse range of demographics including Black, Latino/Hispanic and older women to cinemas in droves this past weekend. The media
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Britain’s screenwriters are feeling the full effects of the country’s ongoing cost of living crisis. A survey by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain revealed 55% said rising energy and food costs this year were impacting on their ability to sustain writing careers. According to official government stats, housing costs are up 9% in the
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