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‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too

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‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too
On its sixth Friday in theaters, “Deadpool 2” joined its predecessor in an elite box office club as it became only the fifth film to gross $300 million at the domestic box office while holding an R rating.

Along with the two “Deadpool” films, the other movies in this group are “The Passion of the Christ,” “American Sniper” and last year’s remake of “It.”

While “Deadpool 2” won’t pass the domestic total of the first “Deadpool” $363 million, it has proven to be a major moneymaker in a crowded summer market, beating out “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on the domestic charts by $100 million. The film will also pass “It” on the global box office chats this weekend with over $700 million worldwide.

Since Deadpool first hit the big screen two years ago, he has steadily won over
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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is looking to take a bite out of the weekend box office with an estimated $144 million from 4,475 North American locations in its opening weekend.

Earlier estimates had pegged the Universal-Amblin Entertainment film in the $130 million to $140 million range. The adventure film opened to $54 million on Friday, including Thursday night previews of $15.3 million.

“Fallen Kingdom,” which carries a production budget of $170 million, began rolling out overseas two weeks ago, and has already earned $466 million from 51 international markets, including $170 million from China.

The fifth film in the “Jurassic” franchise takes place four years after the events of “Jurassic World,” and sees stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard attempting to salvage what’s left of the Isla Nublar park before a volcano erupts. Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong also star. J.A. Bayona directed from a script by “Jurassic World” helmer Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow also executive produced alongside Steven Spielberg.
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Did Tom Holland Reveal The Title Of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel?

Did Tom Holland Reveal The Title Of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel?
As seen in various videos with his Infinity War co-stars, the charming Tom Holland hasn’t been the best at keeping secrets when it comes to movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Keeping up with his superhero power of sharing secrets, he may have — intentionally or unintentionally — revealed the title to the Homecoming sequel: Spider-Man: Far From Home.

In an Instagram video, he posted while at Seattle's Ace Comic-Con with the caption “Sorry for no announcements, but…
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying
Early reviews are coming in for “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 crime thriller about a secret border drug war between the United States government and Mexican cartel. According to critics, Stefano Sollima’s “Day of the Soldado” ramps up the violence and tension as well as provides memorable performances from Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin and proves itself to be a brutal-but-worthy entry in a new series of gritty modern western films, notching a 71% score on Rotten Tomatoes so far.

Variety’s Peter Debruge described “Day of the Soldado” as topical, given the recent controversies regarding the Trump administration’s border policies, but it’s not as though the film that will settle the debate surrounding the issue, saying, “Tense, tough, and shockingly ruthless at times, ‘Soldado’ doesn’t
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‘Scorpion’ Actress Jadyn Wong Joins ‘Needle In A Timestack’; Raymond J. Barry Cast In ‘Made In Chinatown’

‘Scorpion’ Actress Jadyn Wong Joins ‘Needle In A Timestack’;  Raymond J. Barry Cast In ‘Made In Chinatown’
Jadyn Wong has been added John Ridley's next feature Needle In A Timestack, which follows a couple who work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating. The film stars Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Freida Pinto, and Orlando Bloom. Ridley is directing the pic, which he adapted from a short story by Robert Silverberg. Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, and Bron's Aaron L. Gilbert are producing along…
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Still Loud With $147M+ – Early Sunday Am Update

4th Update, Sunday Am: Quick update before sunrise: we’re seeing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with a $48.7M Saturday, -17% from its combined previews + Friday of $59M. This puts the J.A. Bayona-directed Universal release at $147.1M over three days, -30% from the 2015’s gargantuan $208.8M start. Should Fallen Kingdom outstrip its current weekend estimate by Monday morning, it will become Universal’s second-best opening ever in the studio’s history behind Jurassic…
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Boom for Real review – a vivid portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat

First-hand access to key players in the New York art scene helps make this an insightful study of the artist’s brief fame

So you want to be an art world superstar? Turn your whole life into a creative canvas and use New York City as its frame. It’s a lesson that Jean-Michel Basquiat, then a precociously talented, occasionally homeless teenager, learned early in life. Drawing on the brash self-commodification of his hero, Andy Warhol, the wry sloganeering of the situationists and riding into the downtown art scene on the outlaw cool of the graffiti movement, Basquiat was always going to be a phenomenon. According to Sara Driver’s vivid portrait of the poster boy for New York’s new wave, Basquiat would announce to anyone who would listen that he was going to be the most important artist of his generation. And, for a brief, blinding moment, he was.
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In the Fade review – Diane Kruger rescues a pulpy revenge story

Kruger’s compelling performance gives emotional weight to an overwrought tale

Diane Kruger picked up a best actress award at last year’s Cannes film festival for her powerhouse performance in Fatih Akin’s knotty Hamburg-set thriller, originally entitled Aus dem Nichts (Out of Nowhere). Kruger is at the centre of almost every scene and her transition from tattooed bride to grieving victim and avenging angel dominates the drama. Focusing closely on Kruger’s subtly changing features, Akin, who earned international awards with films such as 2004’s Head-On and 2007’s The Edge of Heaven, makes the most of Kruger’s ability to convey fierce inner torment; steeliness mixed with vulnerability. It’s a mercurial performance, subtly modulated, and somewhat at odds with an increasingly melodramatic potboiler that flirts uneasily with the pulpy conventions of vengeance-fuelled B-movies.

Kruger plays Katja, an independent spirit devoted to her young son, Rocco (Rafael Santana), and his Kurdish father,
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Maquia review – impressive anime spectacle

This high fantasy dragons’n’immortals tale is visually seductive, if somewhat sentimental

Lush, heart-swellingly lovely animation is the main selling point for this fantasy anime, which feels a bit like a neutered and sentimentalised version of Game of Thrones. Maquia is a member of the Iorph, a tribe of perennial teenagers who live for hundreds of years. But after a rival kingdom equipped with battle dragons and bad intentions invades, Maquia finds herself breaking the golden rule of the Iorph and forming a bond with a human: a baby boy called Ariel. As an examination of the bonds of motherhood, it’s a little overwrought and screechy; as a visual spectacle, it’s beguiling.
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Freak Show review – a feelgood story that’s defiantly celebratory

Trudie Styler’s well-intentioned film sees a gay boy try to turn his high-school troubles around

For her directorial debut, producer Trudie Styler tackles the feelgood story of a young gay boy who confronts the prejudices of his conservative high school head on and in high heels. Styler leans heavily on a stingingly acidic turn from British actor Alex Lawther as Billy Bloom, a young man who, quite rightly, refuses to compromise his fabulousness in order to assimilate with the jeans-and-polo-shirt majority at his new school. Having survived a savage beating, Billy decides to make a stand against the mediocrity and malice of his fellow students and campaigns to be the school’s homecoming queen.

There are thematic similarities with both Napoleon Dynamite and Love, Simon. However, despite a defiantly celebratory message, this film lacks the playful wit and effortless execution that characterised those pictures. The storytelling, like Billy’s eyeshadow,
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Overboard review – a rotten remake sunk by unseaworthy leads

This new version of the Goldie Hawn amnesia comedy sadly forgets to make sure the principals have any chemistry

With so much fundamentally wrong in the world right now, it’s probably a misuse of energy to care too much about Overboard. But for sheer pointlessness, laziness and obvious lack of shits given, this gender-reversed remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell vehicle takes some beating. Anna Faris plays Kate, an overworked single parent who cons amnesiac yacht owner Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) into thinking he is her husband. Then, accompanied by a ferociously jolly score that sounds as though it was recorded by a demonically possessed klezmer band, she effectively uses him as slave labour, kitchen skivvy and on-tap childcare. Although Faris is not in the role originally played by Hawn (Goldie was the spoilt heiress to Russell’s widowed carpenter), she channels her predecessor’s acting style, going all out with the bubbly,
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Civil servant starts a new chapter at 60 as The Good Liar hits the big screen

The film of Nicholas Searle’s bestselling thriller stars Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren

When Nicholas Searle retired from the civil service, he pursued his dream of becoming a writer by taking an online course. He was taken aback when publishers snapped up his first novel and turned it into a bestseller in 2016. Now he has had the “surreal” experience of watching Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Helen Mirren bring his characters to life in a major Warner Bros film adaptation of that debut book.

The Good Liar, a thriller full of twists and turns, tells the story of ageing conman Roy, who preys on a wealthy widow, Betty, after meeting her online. Searle, who describes himself as “60, but a baby in the writing business”, told the Observer that watching such a dream cast flesh out his characters has been extraordinary.
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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is the Title of the ‘Homecoming’ Sequel, and We Already Know Why

Any fan who closely follows the development and marketing of Marvel Studios movies knows that Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has a real problem with spoilers. The actor is so notorious for letting information slip that Benedict Cumberbatch has even made a habit out of stopping him from giving the game away. Well, now Tom […]

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Simone Missick on ‘Luke Cage’ Season 2, Misty’s New Arm & Her Role in ‘Iron Fist’ Season 2

From showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, Season 2 of the Netflix original series Marvel’s Luke Cage sees the man himself (Mike Colter) learning to adjust to having become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem. While kids love the bulletproof superhero, Luke Cage is feeling the heat, with an increased pressure to protect the community from formidable adversaries that are both familiar, like Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) and Shades (Theo Rossi), and new, like the mysterious Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir), that will cause him to evaluate just where the line between being a hero ends and being a villain begins. During …
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Tyler Glenn on ‘Believer’ and Getting the LoveLoud Festival to Come Together

From director Don Argott, HBO Documentary Films and Live Nation Productions, the documentary Believer delves into the fact that the suicide rates in Utah, among members of the Lgbtq community, have skyrocketed since 2008, as a result of the Mormon church’s official stance on same-sex relationships. Looking inward at the affect these teachings were having on some of his own friends, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has decided to shine a spotlight on the culture he grew up in, in the hopes that through dialogue and conversation on a very human level, some changes can be made that …
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Judd Apatow Thinks Roseanne Is ‘Crying Out for Help,’ Not a ‘Hateful Person’

Judd Apatow Thinks Roseanne Is ‘Crying Out for Help,’ Not a ‘Hateful Person’
Judd Apatow has known Roseanne Barr for decades, and as such appears less quick to condemn her than many of his contemporaries. A tweet from the actress and comedienne led to the cancelation of her revived sitcom “Roseanne” last month despite massive ratings, with sympathy for Barr in short supply from most corners. Not Apatow: “I think you have a person who’s in a moment of success and maybe that’s uncomfortable for her, and whatever urges she has to be rebellious have overtaken her in some way,” he tells Vanity Fair in a new interview.

“I haven’t spoken to her recently to know where her head’s at generally, but I see it more as someone who’s crying out for help than someone who’s a hateful person … for the most part, I hope she’s okay and I feel bad for people who got hurt in that.
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‘Nossa Chape’ Review: Soccer Documentary Is a Remarkable Look at How Tragedy, Triumph, and Sports Intersect

‘Nossa Chape’ Review: Soccer Documentary Is a Remarkable Look at How Tragedy, Triumph, and Sports Intersect
“Bigger than the game” is a phrase that gets tossed around quite often during major sporting events. The World Cup is certainly no exception, as national soccer teams, regardless of who they’re playing, have come to symbolize more than just a group of athletes. Through their resiliency in competition and the pride they instill in fandoms, sports teams are almost never just a collection of jerseys.

“Nossa Chape,” the newest documentary from “The Two Escobars” filmmakers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, recognizes this fact almost immediately. About Chapecoense, the team born from a western Brazilian city that grew to national and international prominence, the film wastes no time showing how both team and community are intertwined. It also doesn’t take long for “Nossa Chape” to detail the tragic aftermath of a plane crash that killed 71 players and club staff in a late November 2016. Rather than treat this cataclysmic event as a prolonged,
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The Week In Deadline Videos & Podcasts: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tanya Saracho, And DeWanda Wise

From Patrick Melrose to Vida to She’s Gotta Have It, this week’s slate of videos and podcasts are filled with the talented women of Hollywood. In this week’s The Actor’s Side, Pete Hammond talks to Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. Known for her roles in Last Exit to Brooklyn and the classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, she now stars in the Showtime's acclaimed limited series Patrick Melrose Dominic Patten talks to Vida executive producer Tanya Saracho in the…
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‘Kumiko’ Directors David and Nathan Zellner Got Offered Horror Movies, But They Made a Feminist Western Instead

‘Kumiko’ Directors David and Nathan Zellner Got Offered Horror Movies, But They Made a Feminist Western Instead
David and Nathan Zellner had been making oddball shorts and features out of Austin, Texas for more than 15 years when their 2014 Sundance-winning “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” became an unexpected cult hit, grossing over half a million dollars in limited release and generating a new international fan base for the brothers over the course of a year. It wasn’t your obvious breakout: the story of a Japanese woman (Rinko Kikuchi) who believes the story of “Fargo” was real and journeys around the world to Nebraska with her pet bunny to find the hidden briefcase of cash from that 1994 film.

But the outrageous premise meshed with a surprisingly poignant tone that caught audiences by surprise. Suddenly a pair of filmmakers known mostly on the festival circuit and around the Austin film scene was getting offers for more work — just not the kind they wanted.

“We were very quick to turn stuff down,
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David Lynch Says More ‘Twin Peaks’ Is “Calling Him.”

David Lynch Says More ‘Twin Peaks’ Is “Calling Him.”
Twin Peaks: The Return” felt, for many like this generation’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” It broke the rules of television and Lynch’s vision was so far out, it almost felt like a broadcast from another dimension. The mosaic of characters the legendary director presented to us was part of a greater whole, one that felt almost too impossible to describe.

As Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) finally found his way down the show’s never-ending rabbit hole of colliding cosmos, he did so by finding a way to redeem Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), even by saving her life, seemingly going back in time and changing the tragic events of 1989.
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