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Scoot McNairy joins Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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Scoot McNairy joins Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino continues his quest to give every actor imaginable a role in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood as Deadline has reported that Scoot McNairy has now joined the cast. The Halt and Catch Fire actor will play the role of Business Bob Gilbert, a cowboy character on a Western TV show, likely the same show which Leonardo DiCaprio's character stars in. If you'd like to check out Scoot...
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'Jurassic World 2' Roars into Domestic Theaters as 'Incredibles 2' Looks to Hold Strong

'Jurassic World 2' Roars into Domestic Theaters as 'Incredibles 2' Looks to Hold Strong
While it may not appear out of the ordinary, this weekend's release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and its anticipated $100+ million opening will mark only the second time ever that two different films have opened with over $100 million back-to-back at the box office.

The first and last time this happened was in 2007 when Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End opened with $114.7 million following Shrek the Third's $121.6 million opening the weekend prior. In fact, the rarity of what will take place this weekend doesn't end there as only eight times following a $100+ million performance at the weekend box office has a film not repeated at #1 the following weekend. Even more rare, two films have never brought in more than $100 million over the same weekend.

Should Incredibles 2 drop 45.26% or less this weekend we'll have yet another piece of history to discuss come Sunday morning.

After debuting internationally just over two weeks ago,
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Edgar Wright’s Next Film Is a Documentary on Cult Pop-Rock Band Sparks — Exclusive

Edgar Wright’s Next Film Is a Documentary on Cult Pop-Rock Band Sparks — Exclusive
Edgar Wright is following-up “Baby Driver” with a documentary feature on the cult pop-rock band Sparks. The director confirmed to IndieWire that he’s currently gathering archival material on the band for the project, which will be his first movie since “Baby Driver” became the biggest hit of his career. Wright shot the band’s May concert at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London as part of the documentary.

“I already shot their London concert in late May. The rest of is it [to be determined] and we’re currently scouring the archives,” Wright told IndieWire. “I have been a fan of them since I saw them on Top Of The Pops in 1979 — and when I had ‘Beat The Clock’ on vinyl.”

Sparks was formed in 1972 by brothers Ron and Russell Mael. Albums released by the Los Angeles rockers include their 1971 debut “Halfnelson,” plus 1976’s “Big Beat” and 1979’s “No. 1 in Heaven,
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David Ayer Taking A Break From Orcs To Direct A Gritty Crime Thriller Starring Shia Labeouf

David Ayer Taking A Break From Orcs To Direct A Gritty Crime Thriller Starring Shia Labeouf
Ready for a shocking piece of news? David Ayer’s next film will be a gritty crime thriller!

Actually, judging by his latest output, the filmmaker’s return to the crime genre might just be surprising. Lately, Ayer has been stuck in Genre City, working on films like “Suicide Squad” and “Bright,” neither of which were met with very much critical acclaim. So, maybe a return to the world of gritty crime is just what the filmmaking doctor ordered.
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‘The Last Jedi’ Director Mocks Angry Fans Wanting to Remake It: ‘Please Actually Happen’

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‘The Last Jedi’ Director Mocks Angry Fans Wanting to Remake It: ‘Please Actually Happen’
Angry “Star Wars” fans have been up in arms over “The Last Jedi” since it released in December, so much so that one group claims it’s going to remake it.

A website called “RemakeTheLastJedi.com” and corresponding Twitter account popped up in June, purporting to be created by a group of producers who mean to make a new version of “Episode VIII.” Of course, people can pledge money on that website. Supposedly it has raised more than $22 million as of this writing — but claims that the cost of actually making the film will be covered by the unnamed producers behind it.

Director Rian Johnson responded on Twitter to the Remake account, and in keeping with his recent attitude in responding to the worst “Star Wars” fans and their online activities, he was appropriately cheeky.
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Imagine Buys Zach Dean Pitch ‘Canary’ As Ron Howard Directing Vehicle

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Imagine Buys Zach Dean Pitch ‘Canary’ As Ron Howard Directing Vehicle
Exclusive: Imagine Entertainment has pre-emptively bought the film rights to the female-driven grounded sci-fi pitch Canary from Zach Dean. Imagine chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard made the deal and will produce a project that will be developed as a directing vehicle for Howard. Imagine’s Erica Huggins and Tyler Mitchell, who brought in the project, will oversee for Imagine. Dean will also serve as an executive producer.

Dean is currently adapting Billy Graham: My Life Inside Rock and Out for Fox and Shawn Levy and the Japanese sci-fi anime Star Blazers for Skydance and director Christopher McQuarrie. Dean most recently sold his original WWII pitch Atlantic Wall to Imperative with Bradley Cooper attached to star, and Ghost Draft for director David Goyer.

Dean is repped by Wme, Madhouse and lawyer Andrew Hurwitz.
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Felicity Huffman Joins Angela Bassett And Patricia Arquette In ‘Otherhood’ At Netflix

Felicity Huffman Joins Angela Bassett And Patricia Arquette In ‘Otherhood’ At Netflix
Exclusive: Felicity Huffman, Jake Lacy and Jake Hoffman have joined Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette in the romantic comedy feature Otherhood for Netflix. The project is being produced by Cathy Schulman and Jason Michael Berman (The Birth of a Nation). The movie is currently underway in New York with helmer Cindy Chupack. Huffman, who most recently appeared in the ABC anthology series American Crime, earning Emmy nominations for each of its three seasons, is coming…
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Amazon Sets Early Screenings of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ (Exclusive)

Amazon Sets Early Screenings of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ (Exclusive)
Amazon is offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of Sony’s animated “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” two weeks before the movie’s release.

The early showings for Prime members will take place at 3 p.m. local time on June 30 at about 1,000 theaters across the country. Members can buy up to 10 tickets per showing online at Amazon.com/HotelT with ticketing powered by Atom Tickets.

“We can’t wait to welcome Prime members on this monster vacation before anyone else,” said Elias Plishner, executive VP of worldwide digital marketing for Sony Pictures. “Summer vacation has officially started, and this movie will be a perfect way for families and friends to spend quality time together.”

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has a voice cast featuring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks.
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‘American Girl’ Doll Movie in the Works at Mattel, Original Film (Exclusive)

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‘American Girl’ Doll Movie in the Works at Mattel, Original Film (Exclusive)
Hold on to your bonnets, berets and other historically accurate accessories: A movie based on the beloved American Girl dolls is in the works with Mattel and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film producing, insiders told TheWrap.

The project is currently looking for writers. The dolls were first released in 1986 and are sold with books that tell stories of American history. In 1998, Pleasant Company became a subsidiary of Mattel.

This isn’t the American Girls’ first run at Hollywood. In 2008, Abigail Breslin starred in the theatrically released film “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.”
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘Glass’ Confirmed for San Diego Comic-Con

‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘Glass’ Confirmed for San Diego Comic-Con
Just a couple days ago, we got a rundown of which movies would be heading to San Diego Comic-Con to show off the goods to the thousands of fans in attendance at one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the world. While we got confirmation of some of the big movies that will be […]

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Walton Goggins on Saying Goodbye to ‘Vice Principals’ and Shooting the ‘L.A. Confidential’ Pilot

With Emmy nominations being announced on July 12th, it’s the perfect time to look back on and spotlight stand-out TV that qualifies for recognition. One of the more memorable performances in comedy over the last year was that of Walton Goggins as Lee Russell, the scheming and seemingly sociopathic co-vice principal and frenemy of Neal Gamby (played by co-creator Danny McBride), on the HBO comedy series Vice Principals. Collider got the opportunity to sit down and chat with actor Walton Goggins about his experience on Vice Principals and why he’s sad the show is done, …
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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Season 2 Is Far From Bulletproof But Still Better Than ‘Iron Fist’ [Bingeworthy Breakdown]

The Bingeworthy Breakdown is an occasional look at new TV shows. Over 500 scripted seasons of TV are expected to air in 2018, and to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to give you the lowdown to help you work out whether it’s worth tuning in every week for them or waiting to binge later. Today, we look at season two of Netflix‘s “Marvel’s Luke Cage.”

Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of Netflix’s series of series, “Luke Cage” follows the titular muscle-bound, bulletproof superhero, played by Mike Colter, as he tries to wrest his native Harlem back from the criminals who claim it as their territory.

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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Stomps to $15.3 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Stomps to $15.3 Million on Thursday Night
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” stomped to $15.3 million on Thursday night.

The Universal-Amblin Entertainment sequel is expected to debut between $130 million to $140 million when it opens Friday at 4,475 domestic sites.

The fifth film in the “Jurassic” franchise, which carries a production budget of $170 million, began its overseas rollout two weeks ago and has already pocketed $450 million from 51 international markets, led by $111 million in China. Reviews have been mixed for “Fallen Kingdom,” which currently holds a 53% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Jurassic World” launched with $18.5 million in Thursday night previews three years ago. The preview number for “Fallen Kingdom” is the 34th-largest of all time. Only 48 films have topped the $10 million mark in Thursday night previews, led by $57 million for 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Set four years after the events of “Jurassic World,” “Fallen Kingdom” follows Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters as they attempt to save the remaining
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‘Atlanta’: Lakeith Stanfield on Sympathizing With Teddy Perkins and What Makes the Show Feel ’Dangerous’

‘Atlanta’: Lakeith Stanfield on Sympathizing With Teddy Perkins and What Makes the Show Feel ’Dangerous’
The pungent memory of shooting one of the most iconic “Atlanta” scenes in the episode “Teddy Perkins” still lingers with Lakeith Stanfield. “It definitely smelled, yeah. It stunk up the whole set,” he said in an interview with IndieWire. “The cameraman was gagging.”

In the episode, Stanfield’s character Darius watches as eccentric former child star Teddy Perkins eats a giant, sloppy, soft-boiled ostrich egg. The stinky, stomach-turning scenario is just the first of many bizarre experiences during Darius’ visit to Teddy’s stately home to pick up a unique piano.

But Teddy doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to complete the transaction, and the longer that Darius is stuck in the mansion, the more he learns of his host’s traumatic history that has twisted him. The atmosphere of stale despair, but imminent danger made the episode an unsettling challenge for Stanfield.

“I was kind of always uncomfortable,
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‘Roseanne’ Spin-Off ‘The Conners’ is Officially Happening At ABC, Without Roseanne Barr

The Roseanne spin-off will be moving forward at ABC — without original star Roseanne Barr. ABC has picked up a spin-off tentatively titled The Conners, after the hit sitcom revival was embroiled in controversy following star and executive producer Barr’s racist tweets. ABC has given a 10-episode order to The Conners, which is set to premiere in fall 2018, […]

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‘Set It Up’ Proves a Rom-Com Heroine Can Fall in Love and Still Be Great At Her Job

‘Set It Up’ Proves a Rom-Com Heroine Can Fall in Love and Still Be Great At Her Job
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It’s only fitting that Claire Scanlon’s charming romantic comedy “Set It Up” primarily takes place in an office building. Its lead characters are initially bound together by their tough gigs as overworked assistants, and the film is as much about one character’s love affair with her job as it is with her actual paramour. While “Set It Up” is built on a strong foundation of classic rom-com tropes (from the meet-cutes to the misunderstandings), it also winks at the genre, folding in some smart subversions along the way. The best one: that fledgling journalist Harper (Zoey Deutch) is equally compelled by her career and her budding romance with Charlie (Glen Powell).

Few rom-coms have managed to successfully build a love story that also has the space for either of its leads — especially the
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Movie Ticketing Service Sinemia Introduces Family Plans

Amping up the battle of the movie ticket subscription services, MoviePass rival Sinemia has announced a new, five-tiered pricing plan.

California-based Sinemia unveiled Friday family plans for two, three, four, five, and six people. It touted the new system as making it easier than ever for moviegoing families and friends to select seats together in advance.

“Our Sinemia for Two plans have been very popular among our subscribers, which shows that moviegoers love to go to the movies with their family and friends,” said Sinemia founder and CEO Rifat Oguz. “Expanding this into broader Family Plans is the next logical step for us. We take an analytical approach to the market, and after looking at the data from the five countries where Sinemia is available, we believe these new plans are the best fit for families and friend groups ranging from two to six people.”

Sinemia family plan options include
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‘Jurassic World Evolution’ Review: Like ‘Roller Coaster Tycoon’ with Dinosaurs

Genre: Business simulation Mode: Single-player Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Developer: Frontier Developments Release Date: Available now If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’d be like to build your own Jurassic Park and manage angry guests, disease outbreaks, and dinosaur-on-the-loose breakouts, Jurassic World Evolution is the game you’ve been waiting for. While the game is based on the 2015 film Jurassic World and indeed includes voice acting from stars Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, and Jeff Goldblum (the latter of whom reprises his Jurassic Park role in Jurassic World: …
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‘The Terror’ Renewed for Season 2 with New Story and Setting

AMC has officially given the greenlight for The Terror Season 2, but it’ll be wildly different from the inaugural season of the horror series. Some may be unaware, but The Terror was actually envisioned as an anthology, and so the second season will feature a new setting, new story, and new showrunners. The first season revolved around the true story of the Royal Navy’s polar explorer ships Hms Erebus and Hms Terror, both of which went searching for the Northwest Passage and were never seen again. As envisioned on The Terror, the ships became stuck in ice, and …
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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker May Be Involved In Matt Reeves’ ‘Batman’ Films

When Dceu detractors want to point out the flaws of Warner Bros.’ management of their stable of superheroes, the easiest example is the Joker. The character that has never failed them in the past, especially in recent history with Heath Ledger’s iconic performance, has been the source of all sorts of insane rumors and speculation. Will Jared Leto’s Joker show up in “Suicide Squad 2?” How about “Birds of Prey?” Oh yeah, and there’s that standalone movie too right?

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