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Chris Jericho to star in Kevin Smith’s horror anthology KillRoy Was Here

Chris Jericho to star in Kevin Smith’s horror anthology KillRoy Was Here
Last summer, Kevin Smith announced that he was shooting a horror anthology movie entitled KillRoy Was Here, which originally started out as a Christmas-themed Krampus film before morphing into what the filmmaker describes as a “modern day Creepshow kinda flick.”

Well, Smith has now taken to Facebook to provide another update, revealing that wrestling icon Chris Jericho is set to feature in the movie as “a nasty-ass South Florida streamer”.

Despite suffering a major heart attack earlier this year, Smith is showing no signs of slowing down. He’s gearing up to begin production on his return to the View Askewniverse, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, has another episode of The CW’s Supergirl in the pipeline, and recently teased that he’s working on what could become his biggest-budgeted project of his entire career.

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Bruce Campbell Believes Evil Dead Has a Future Without Ash

Bruce Campbell Believes Evil Dead Has a Future Without Ash
Actor Bruce Campbell has become synonymous with Ash Williams, the Deadite-slaying star of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise; it's a fact Campbell himself jokingly bemoaned in 2007's meta horror-comedy My Name is Bruce. Still, after 3 feature films and 3 seasons of Starz's now-cancelled Ash vs Evil Dead, Campbell broke legions of horror fans' hearts by stating emphatically that he's retired from the franchise. While it was recently announced that Ash, along with his team of "Ghost Beaters" from the TV series, will regroup digitally in an upcoming Evil Dead-themed video game, the actor still believes there's a chance for more films and/or TV shows-just not with him.

So, what exactly does Campbell have in mind for a potential Evil Dead franchise reboot? Here's what he told ComicBook.com:

"You have Ash's daughter, Brandy [played by Arielle Carver-o'Neill]. She provides the lineage. Ray [Santiago] is a shaman now, you know as Pablo,
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'Crazy Rich Asians' Delivers $34M Five-Day Opening; 'Mile 22' & 'Alpha' Fall Short

'Crazy Rich Asians' Delivers $34M Five-Day Opening; 'Mile 22' & 'Alpha' Fall Short
August may be a notoriously slow month at the box office, but Warner Bros. has now delivered back-to-back strong performers. Last weekend The Meg topped all expectations and continued its strong global performance this weekend, while the new release of Crazy Rich Asians delivered an estimated $34 million in its first five days of release. Between the two films, WB secured the weekend's top two spots, and helped deliver the third straight August weekend this year to top the same weekend last year. Unfortunately, the weekend's two other new wide releases, Stx's Mile 22 and Sony's Alpha, weren't able to have such splashy debuts. With an estimated $34 million, Crazy Rich Asians topped industry expectations and came up just shy of Mojo's aggressive, pre-weekend forecast. The film is having a profound impact as the first Asian-led studio film to hit theaters since The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago and word
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Boots Riley Criticizes Spike Lee’s Portrayal of Cops in ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Calls the Real Ron Stallworth a ‘Villain’

Boots Riley Criticizes Spike Lee’s Portrayal of Cops in ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Calls the Real Ron Stallworth a ‘Villain’
For the second time this week, “Sorry to Bother You” director Boots Riley has taken issue with “BlacKkKlansman.” Spike Lee’s latest is among the most well-received films of the year, even winning the Grand Prix at Cannes in May, and though Riley praises the “masterful craftwork” he nevertheless felt compelled to write what he calls a “political critique of the content and timing” of the film.

At the center of that critique is the fact that “BlacKkKlansman” is “being pushed as a true story and it is precisely its untrue elements that make a cop a hero against racism.” The film tells the story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.

“It’s a made up story in which the false parts of it to try to make a cop the protagonist in the fight against racist oppression,” Riley argues. “It’s being
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Box Office: Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Earns Abysmal $126 on Opening Day

Box Office: Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Earns Abysmal $126 on Opening Day
Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey is enduring a career low at the box office this weekend.

The ensemble crime-drama Billionaire Boys Club quietly opened Friday in 10 theaters scattered in select states across the U.S. The indie film earned an abysmal $126 for the day following its release on premium VOD last month, according to those with access to theater grosses.

Put another way, that's a per location average of $12.60, which doesn't even equal two tickets if going by the current average ticket price of $9.27. For the full weekend, Billionaire Boys Club could have trouble hitting ...
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Rihanna Documentary Out Within Months, Director Says

Rihanna Documentary Out Within Months, Director Says
Over two years after a Rihanna-approved documentary was first announced, director Peter Berg revealed that the film could arrive within months.

In April 2016, Berg – whose action film Mile 22 arrived Friday – said he was at work on a Rihanna film modeled after D.A. Pennebaker’s legendary Bob Dylan documentary Don’t Look Back.

While the documentary, which reportedly captured Rihanna at work on her 2016 album Anti, was expected to arrive in 2017, Berg told Slash Film that the movie should be out within two months.

“I think she’s an
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‘Fantastic Four’ Writer Apologizes for 2015 Remake: ‘Umm…Sorry About That One, Guys’

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‘Fantastic Four’ Writer Apologizes for 2015 Remake: ‘Umm…Sorry About That One, Guys’
Fantastic Four” screenwriter Jeremy Slater apologized for the 2015 remake on Twitter while gushing about his upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Tommyknockers.”

“When I finally got my foot in the door, I only had three dream projects on my bucket list,” he wrote on a Twitter thread Thursday. “One was Marvel, one was Star Wars, and the third, of course, was Stephen King. Any one of those jobs would let me die a happy man.”

“Now, thirty years later, I’m beyond thrilled to be part of the team bringing The Tommyknockers to life. It just feels…right, you know? Like coming home. And most of all, thanks to @stephenking for the lifetime of incredible nightmares,” he added. “Just don’t go in the woods.”

Also Read: Miles Teller Is Down for a 'Fantastic Four' Sequel

2015’s “Fantastic Four” starred Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan
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'The Meg' crosses $300m worldwide

Shark thriller reaches $117.2m in China via Gravity Pictures.

The Meg crossed $300m worldwide and stayed atop Hollywood’s international pile as an estimated $67m from 55 territories propelled the running total to $230.4m and $314.1m worldwide.

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The giant shark thriller added $30.5m in China via co-financier Gravity Pictures to rank second and reach $117.2m. It held on to number one in 21 holdover markets led by Mexico on $3.7m for $13.6m, Russia on $2.3m for $10m, and Brazil on $1.5m for $4.5m. It ranks third in the UK after adding $2.8m for $11m.

Ranking number one in eight of its 13 new territories,
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Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Might Be Legally Married, and We Have Francis Ford Coppola to Thank

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Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Might Be Legally Married, and We Have Francis Ford Coppola to Thank
Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, who star together in both the new rom-com “Destination Wedding” and the collective imagination of the entire internet, might not actually need to tie the knot. In an Entertainment Weekly interview occasioned by their new film together, Ryder revealed that the two “actually got married in ‘Dracula.’ No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life.”

“In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she added. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.” This apparently came as news to Reeves, whose memory of the joyous occasion wasn’t as clear as that of his co-star/potential wife: “We said yes?” he asked.

Ryder responded, “Don’t you remember that? It was on Valentine’s Day.” To that, Reeves could only say, “Oh my gosh, we’re married.”

Whether their nuptials are
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Casting Bits: Benicio del Toro, Mark Hamill, Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Remake, Roland Emmerich’s ‘Midway,’ And More

Casting Bits: Benicio del Toro, Mark Hamill, Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Remake, Roland Emmerich’s ‘Midway,’ And More
In this edition of Casting Bits: Benicio del Toro is set to star in Oliver Stone‘s next drama, White Lies. Mark Hamill joins Knightfall as it’s renewed for season 2. Disney’s live-action Mulan remake adds Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua. Roland Emmerich‘s Midway enlists Patrick Wilson, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Tadanobu Asano, and Keean Johnson. Jesse Plemons to co-star with Keri Russell in Scott Cooper‘s Antlers. […]

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‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Made Just $126 on Friday, Which Is Way Less Than $1 Billion

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‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Made Just $126 on Friday, Which Is Way Less Than $1 Billion
Billionaire Boys Club” — which, unlike “All the Money in the World,” did not replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer after the two-time Oscar winner was accused of sexual misconduct late last year — didn’t exactly live up to its title this weekend. The financial thriller made a paltry $126 on its opening day, when it opened in 10 theaters across the country; it’s been available via VOD since the end of July.

In June, Vertical Entertainment released a statement explaining why it was moving ahead with the film’s release in spite of Spacey’s presence. “We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person’s behavior — that were not publicly known when the film was made almost two-and-a-half years ago and from someone who has a small, supporting role in Billionaire Boys Club — does not tarnish the release of the film,” it reads in part. “In the end, we hope
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Debuts With An Impressive 5-Day Total As Box Office Risk Appears To Pay Off

The folks behind the scenes for the film “Crazy Rich Asians” had a big decision to make before beginning production — Netflix or theatrical? As author Kevin Kwan and filmmaker Jon M. Chu discussed during the press rounds, they had to decide between a “gigantic” payday (and a guaranteed trilogy) with Netflix or risk it all on a theatrical run that could end up crashing and burning.

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Nabs Best Romcom Debut Since 2015

Horrible news today for that one estranged relative you don't see very often who complains on Facebook that Hollywood is getting "a little too colorful": Crazy Rich Asians dominated the box office this weekend, taking in $25.2 million over three-days and totaling a $34 million tally in its first five-day debut. Despite its lavish title, Jon M. Chu's romantic comedy—the first American studio film in decades to feature an all-Asian cast—only cost $30 million to make. This is fantastic news for anyone who still believes in the power of the rom-com, …
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Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Dazzles With $34 Million Five-Day Opening

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Dazzles With $34 Million Five-Day Opening
Crazy Rich Asians” has something to party about.

Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated romantic comedy launched above expectations with a five-day tally of $34 million when it opened in 3,384 locations. With a three-day weekend total of $25.3 million, “Crazy Rich Asians” swam by fellow Warner Bros. title “The Meg,” which earned $21.5 million in its sophomore frame. The shark thriller has amassed over $84 million in North America.

Jon M. Chu’s acclaimed movie — the first studio film in over 25 years since 1993’s “Joy Luck Club” to feature a nearly all Asian-American cast — carries a modest $30 million budget. Enthusiasm has been strong for “Crazy Rich Asians,” which arrives as Hollywood is being pressured to feature greater diversity on screen. It holds a strong 93% certified fresh rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, along with an A CinemaScore.

“Word of mouth is everything,” Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ head of domestic distribution, said of the film’s better-than-expected launch.
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Collider Kids: Amazon Announces Cast and Premiere Date for Animated Series ‘Pete the Cat’

Here at Collider, we cover a lot of stuff, be it Star Wars, superheroes, or cinephile fare, and everything from movies and TV, to video games and web series. There’s something for everyone. But there’s so much stuff out there that sometimes our younger audience members get left out. So every once in a while, we’d like to shine a spotlight on some family-friendly content that parents and caregivers can confidently watch with the little ones. In today’s Collider Kids segment, we're bringing you Amazon Prime Video's announcement that Friday, September 21st will …
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Ashton Sanders: ‘Black artists still have to work 10 times harder’

The star of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight talks race relations in Hollywood, working with Denzel Washington, and his eclectic taste in movies

It’s been a head-spinning couple of years for Ashton Sanders. The 22-year-old actor played the teenage incarnation of the conflicted gay protagonist Chiron in Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, the tiny-budget art film that became an Oscar-winning emblem of social change in Hollywood. The Los Angeles native has scarcely stopped working since. With some Calvin Klein modelling on the side, he has a host of films lined up, from independent projects to studio blockbusters, beginning with a prominent role opposite Denzel Washington in the shoot-’em-up sequel The Equalizer 2.

Was it daunting to work with Denzel Washington?

I think every African American actor somewhat looks up to Denzel. Even taking race out of it, he’s one of those icons that you just have to respect. The
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Irvine Welsh: ‘I thought Trainspotting would be a cult book, but not generation-defining’

The Scottish author on 25 years of his landmark novel, Brexit as a catalyst for democratic change and the exhilarating effects of boxing

Trainspotting is 25 years old. Did you have any idea when you were writing it that it would become such a phenomenon, culturally and commercially?

Not really. The initial buzz it generated was among a certain section of the London cultural cognoscenti, the ex-punk crowd. They got it immediately. Because of the subject matter, which involved hard drugs, I thought it would become a cult book but not generation-defining, which is what other people have called it since. It’s strange, but it has taken on such a life of its own that when I see it on a shelf in a bookshop, it almost feels like someone else wrote it.

You’ve since written four novels with those same characters, including this year’s Dead Men’s Trousers,
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Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’

Idris Elba is powering through his midlife crisis – 007 rumours and all. He talks to Tim Lewis

Idris Elba is currently in the grip of a midlife crisis – “really and truly,” he insists – but it is also somehow the most Idris Elba kind of midlife crisis. No flashy little sports car or grunting Harley-Davidson. He’s not started dressing ridiculously, either: today, in a hotel room in London, the 45-year-old actor is wearing black, from his Vans trainers to his fitted polo shirt. He has something like nine tattoos peeking out here and there, the most eye-catching being a lion, representing Sierra Leone, inside a star, the emblem of Ghana, on his right fist.

Instead, Elba’s midlife crisis mainly seems to take the form of saying “yes” to new experiences. Untouchable as a profoundly charismatic, swaggering leading man, he’s currently more interested in making himself feel uncomfortable. He’s
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Locarno Filmmakers Academy 2018: Meet Some of the World’s Most Exciting New Filmmakers

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Locarno Filmmakers Academy 2018: Meet Some of the World’s Most Exciting New Filmmakers
The following article was produced as part of the 2018 Locarno Critics Academy, a workshop for aspiring film critics that took place during the Locarno Film Festival.

The annual Filmmakers Academy at the Locarno Festival in Switzerland selects some of the most promising talents in contemporary film from around the world, offering them vital networking opportunities, screenings at the festival for their existing short films, and masterclasses with a line-up of guest directors. This year’s talks from established filmmakers included musings from Bruno Dumont and festival jurors Jia Zhangke and Sean Baker.

During the festival, five participants spoke about their work to date, their aspirations, how the conditions for filmmaking in their home countries have informed their career progress so far, and what they expect to do next.

Carolina Markowicz

Based in and originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Carolina Markowicz has written and directed five short films to date. “Tatuapé
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Film Review: ‘Billionaire Boys Club’

Film Review: ‘Billionaire Boys Club’
Tough break. After 15 years in director’s jail, “Wonderland” helmer James Cox resurfaces with another smarmy true-crime drama, “Billionaire Boys Club,” this one about a bunch of Los Angeles investment scammers who wound up whacking a couple of their associates when their Ponzi scheme started to go south, only to have the film implode in the wake of #MeToo allegations against co-star Kevin Spacey. This one quietly debuted via VOD on July 17, where there was presumably little demand, followed by a small theatrical release a month later.

Granted, it doesn’t help that “Billionaire Boys Club” was horrible to begin with, the kind of dumbed-down, West Coast, wanna-be “The Wolf of Wall Street” that gives “derivatives trading” a whole new meaning. But the irony of the film’s inevitable failure is that Spacey — who delivers one of his great egomaniacal scenery-chewing performances — took the risk of playing a character dangerously
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