Dwayne Johnson shared the news Friday on Instagram, saying production just ended on the “most challenging film” he’s ever done.
“Hobbs & Shaw is officially wrapped,” Johnson wrote. “Easily the most challenging film I’ve ever produced and starred in, however based on the fans’ insanely hyped ‘break the internet’ reactions to our first trailer — this film is also shaping up to be my most rewarding.”
The wrestler-turned-box office heavyweight went on to praise co-star Jason Statham for joining him on the adventure.
“A Huge bald and brotherly Mahalo to the man who trusted me and our chemistry and ‘pushed all his chips in’ to make something bad ass and fun for the fans. My uso @jasonstatham,” he added.
The spinoff, directed by David Leitch is set two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious,
In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” won the animated prize. “Free Solo” reigned in the documentary field.
TV winners included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”
Three-time CAS award-winner Mary Jo Lang received the President’s Award, while Oscar-winning production mixer Lee Orloff was honored with career achievement recognition.
Steven Spielberg received the organization’s Filmmaker Award. Seven of the director’s films have been nominated by the Cinema Audio Society: “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,
Vice scored the most wins in the feature motion-picture categories, winning two awards: best period and/or character makeup and best special makeup effects.
Other film winners include A Star is Born (best contemporary makeup), Crazy Rich Asians (best contemporary hair styling) and Mary Queen of Scots (best period and/or character hair styling).
American Horror Story: Apocalypse won the most awards of any project, taking home three: best contemporary makeup in a TV series and both of the commercial and music video awards. The Marvelous ...
The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize went to François Ozon’s French drama “By the Grace of God,” a fact-based account of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal behind the ongoing trial of Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon.
Accepting the award, Lapid said “Synonyms,” which stars Tom Mercier, would likely be considered “scandalous” in Israel and France – the pic skewers stereotypes from both nations – but added that it was ultimately a celebration.
In his review in Variety, Jay Weissberg wrote that the film takes “a Kalashnikov to the nation’s military culture and its carefully nurtured persecution complex.”
Thanking the Berlinale for selecting his film, Ozon said he did not know whether addressing child sexual abuse
Ganz's management confirmed that the Swiss actor died Friday evening at his home in Zurich following a long illness.
Ganz was an iconic figure in the German-speaking world and beyond, his gravely, Swiss-accented voice as instantly recognizable as his mercurial style, which could shift from reserved and withdrawn to volcanic in an instant.
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“We thank you for your show of respect for the hard-working members of the film community, whose dedication and exceptional talents deserve the public recognition this reversal now allows them to enjoy,” said American Society of Cinematographers president Kees van Osstrom, who spearheaded the opposition.
“The honor offered by the Academy Awards is vital to validating the claim that everyone contributing to the making of a motion picture is an artist,” he added.
Van Oostrum and three other ASC members — Hoyte van Hoytema, Rachel Morrison and Emmanuel Lubezki — met Thursday night with Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy, and Academy president John Bailey to press their case. The controversy had exploded when AMPAS announced Monday that the portions of the awards for four categories — cinematography, film editing,
“Aquaman” star Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the “Dune” reboot with Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, and Zendaya. Production is expected to launch in the spring in Budapest and Jordan.
“Dune” centers on the battle for control of the desert planet Arrakis. Chalamet is playing the leader Paul Atreides, who is forced to escape into the wastelands, where he eventually becomes the ruler of the nomadic tribes.
“Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve is helming and co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. The movie will be produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.
“Dune” is based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel. The
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It’s difficult to remember an Oscar nominee that prompted a range of reactions quite like Vice, Adam McKay’s account of the squalid rise to power of George W Bush’s right-hand-man Dick Cheney. Some people think it’s the year’s best film, others think its among the worst, and others still reckon it’s a threat to the very notion of truth itself. Small wonder then that a movie this polarising is unlikely to become the consensus pick for the best picture Oscar: you can get odds as long as 125/1 for a Vice win.
Here’s the thing though: Vice’s very contentiousness
“Wandering Earth” earned $88.8 million between Friday and Monday, according to data from Asian film industry consultancy Artisan Gateway. That was more than half of the $160 million aggregate for the entire market.
“Wandering Earth” surpassed “Avengers: Infinity War on Saturday to become the highest grossing Imax release ever in China. Earning an additional $7.2 million from 603 Imax screens over the 4-day weekend, the Imax cumulative for the film now stands at $43.7 million in China, and $44.7 million globally.
“Crazy Alien” was unchanged in second place. It earned $25.8 million over the weekend, and advanced its 13-day cumulative to $292 million.
Han Han’s “Pegasus” was similarly unchanged in third place. It earned $23.6 million, for a cumulative of $219 million.
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In South Korea, Cj Entertainment’s action comedy Extreme Job has become the second biggest hit in history after reaching a total of more than 14.5 million admissions today (February 18), according to the Korean Film Council (Kofic).
Released January 23, the film has now made more than $111.3m at the local box office from 2,003 screens.
Directed by Lee Byoung-heon (Twenty), Extreme Job follows a team of narcotics detectives that goes undercover working at a fried chicken joint to bring down an organized crime gang. Their plans go awry when their chicken recipe is so good the place becomes the hottest eatery in town.
The Writers Guild of America held its 2019 awards on Sunday February 17 in Beverly Hills, with Eighth Grade and Can You Ever Forgive Me? taking the major awards.
Bo Burnham picked up the original screenplay award for his directorial debut Eighth Grade, which premiered at Sundance 2018 and follows a 13-year-old girl as she navigates high school and the social media landscape.
Burnham took the award against competition from A Quiet Place, Green Book, Roma and Vice, the latter three of which are nominated at the Oscars (February 24).
Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty received
If, as the bookies predict, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma triumphs at the Academy Awards, it will open a can of worms. No foreign-language film has ever won. Only two have been nominated for best picture this century. A win for Roma would make history. It would also bring up questions.
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Combining 2D and stop-motion, “My Grandfather” turns on Rosa, a successful designer who feels her life has little point. The sudden death of her grandfather, who raised her, leaves her with the feeling that she didn’t give back all the love she received from him. Rosa returns to her family home and discovers letters and clues that help her to be at one with herself while repairing her grandfather’s mistakes.
The contrast between a mechanical lifestyle in the city and Rosa’s search for her grandfather’s memories as well as meaning to her own life is
Just prior to the October 2018 release of A Star Is Born, a senior writer at New York magazine’s The Cut website dropped a Twitter bombshell, placing herself directly in the target range of one of pop’s more demonic fan bases. You mess with Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters at your own peril. They didn’t earn their collective noun by playing nice.
“L*dy G*ga,” she began, taking cautionary measures to outwit their search engines, “is proof that we, as a society, have to stop insufferable theatre kid nerds getting famous.” The responding abusive tirade of aggrieved Gaga worship turned swiftly into mob-handed online vigilantism. Another day, you might think, another social media firestorm.
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After the end of the prime Chinese New Year holidays, the Chinese box office began to cool down with a 45% week-on-week contraction in the week of Feb 11-17. But the good news is the ticket sales in February are set to top the figures in the same month last year, which held the world record for the biggest single month in a single market.
While the Chinese New Year titles still dominated the box office with the top three positions remained unchanged from the week before, the new releases
The Oscars were first held 90 years ago this May, and to date, no animated feature has won the Oscar for best picture. But as far back as the 1930s, the Academy was wrestling with how best to recognise “cartoons”. Having been nominated solely for a best music score award at the 10th Academy Awards in 1938, Disney’s groundbreaking gem made a return appearance at the next Oscar ceremony, where Shirley Temple presented Walt with an honorary award (one full-size statuette and seven miniatures) for “a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field”.
This sets up a competitive Oscar race down to the wire next Sunday between the two frontrunners. But there’s also a good chance that the popular Freddie Mercury biopic will sweep both categories as a result of its Cas sound mixing victory on Saturday.
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Meanwhile, “Roma” took the foreign trophy for its nuanced soundscape, “Free Solo” and Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” tied in the documentary category, and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” snagged animation and music score honors.
TV winners included “Westworld” (“The Riddle of the Sphinx”), “Altered Carbon” (“Out of the Past”), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The film is nominated for sound editing at the Oscars along with “First Man” and two other films that received Golden Reel Awards: “A Quiet Place” and “Roma.”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” also received a pair of awards.
TV prizes went to FX’s “The Americans” and “Atlanta,” Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” HBO’s “Westworld” and Netflix’s “Altered Carbon.”
There were a pair of ties: In feature documentary, “Free Solo” and “They Shall Not Grow Old” locked horns. For episodic short form music/musical work, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” and “Vikings” ended up in a dead heat.
Director Antoine Fuqua received the Mpse’s filmmaker award,
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