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Yes, You Should Definitely Stay For the Credits When You See Crazy Rich Asians

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Yes, You Should Definitely Stay For the Credits When You See Crazy Rich Asians
The much-anticipated movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians is here, and it definitely lives up to the hype. From the sweet love story to the important Asian representation, the movie is easily one of the best rom-coms of the Summer. While the film is filled with some dramatic moments, one of the most exciting scenes doesn't happen until the very end of the movie. Crazy Rich Asians has a quick midcredits scene that perfectly sets the film up for a potential sequel.

Warning: major spoilers for Crazy Rich Asians ahead.
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‘The Meg’ Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide

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‘The Meg’ Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide
The Meg” swam past the competition at the international box office for the second week in a row.

Warner Bros.’ shark thriller generated $67 million in 55 territories abroad this weekend for an overseas tally of $230.4 million. It picked up another $21.5 million in North America, bringing its global tally over $314 million.

The Meg,” which was a co-production with China, just crossed the $100 million mark in the Middle Kingdom. It opened in Korea with $3.2 million in 601 locations, followed by Australia with $2.5 million on 413 screens. Top holdover markets include Mexico, the United Kingdom ($2.8 million on 720 screens), Russia, and Brazil ($1.5 million on 806 screens).

Another Warner Bros. title, “Crazy Rich Asians,” pocketed $730,000 when debuted in six international territories. Jon M. Chu’s romantic comedy opened at No. 1 in North America with a five-day tally of $34 million. The studio is staggering its release overseas in weeks to come. Based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling book, the movie — which stars Constance Wu,
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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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‘The Wife’ & ‘We The Animals’ Bow Strong; ‘Three Identical Strangers’ at $10.5M in 2nd Month of Release: Specialty Box Office

‘The Wife’ & ‘We The Animals’ Bow Strong; ‘Three Identical Strangers’ at $10.5M in 2nd Month of Release: Specialty Box Office
Sony Classics’ The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce topped out a group of newcomer limited releases that mostly did decent numbers this weekend.

The 2017 Toronto debut by Björn Runge grossed $111,137 in four New York and Los Angeles locations in the three-day estimate, averaging $27,784. Sundance breakout We The Animals by Jeremiah Zagar from The Orchard also had a nice launch, playing three theaters in New York and L.A., for $66,261 and a $22,087 per theater average.

Ethan Hawke had two films out this weekend, one in which he stars and another he directed. Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate’s Juliet, Naked with Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd launched in four theaters, grossing $60,922, averaging $15,230. Sundance Selects opened Hawke’s Blaze, which he co-wrote and directed, in three locations exclusively in Austin, TX over the weekend. The Sundance premiere grossed $45,342, averaging slightly lower than Juliet, Naked at $15,114.

Music Box Films, meanwhile, opened Emmanuel Finkiel’s French-language,
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Ethan Hawke: Multi-Tasking Fueled His New Films ‘Blaze’ and ‘Juliet, Naked’

Ethan Hawke: Multi-Tasking Fueled His New Films ‘Blaze’ and ‘Juliet, Naked’
Ethan Hawke is a notorious multi-tasker. He writes articles, books, and scripts — both “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight” (with Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater) were nominated for Adapted Screenplay Oscars. He’s a gifted theater director (“A Lie of the Mind”), musician, and songwriter.

His day job has yielded a couple of Supporting Actor Oscar nominations (Antoine Fuqua’s “Training Day” and Linklater’s “Boyhood”). He can do everything from action westerns (“The Magnificent Seven” and the upcoming “The Kid”) to heist movies (Robert Budreau’s upcoming “Stockholm”) and sincere romance. And he’s having a good year: He’s in the running for a Best Actor nod for his performance as an angst-ridden priest in the Paul Schrader drama “First Reformed.”

Like fellow multi-taskers Mark Duplass, David Lowery, Amy Seimetz and Jeff Bridges, Hawke feeds his creative mojo with rich nutrients. That’s why, at age 47, he’s already
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Lol: ‘Venom’ Trailer Mash-Up Shows the Movie is Just a Darker Version of ‘The Mask’

So far the footage for the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off Venom from Sony Pictures has left a lot to be desire. The movie feels unlike anything we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which likely explains why it’s expressly not part of the successful, ongoing franchise of comic book movies featuring The Avengers. But maybe that’s […]

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Korea Box Office: Headed by ‘The Witness’ Local Films Dominate the Weekend

Korea Box Office: Headed by ‘The Witness’ Local Films Dominate the Weekend
A trio of locally-made films — “The Witness,” “The Spy Gone North” and “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” — took top three spots at the South Korean box office.

Opening on the National Liberation Day, crime thriller “Witness” debuted on top, beating the previous week’s winner, “49 Days.” The Next Entertainment World release earned $10.6 million from 1.37 million admissions between Wednesday and Sunday. Directed by Cho Kyu-hang, “Witness” revolves around a salaryman who watches a murder from the balcony of his apartment and struggles to protect his family from the murderer.

In second spot, Cj Entertainment’s “Spy” earned $6.3 million between Friday and Sunday for a running total of $31.1 million after two weekends on release. Lotte Entertainment’s “Along with the Gods” sequel “49 Days” earned $5.05 million for a three-weekend cumulative of $84.5 million from 11.32 million admissions. That makes “along With the Gods” the first Korean franchise where all parts have sold more than 10 million tickets.
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'Christopher Robin' tops UK box office as 'The Festival' disappoints

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hits £54.5m in the UK.

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RankFilm / DistributorThree-day gross (Aug 10-12) Running gross Week 1 Christopher Robin (Disney) £2.4m £2.5m 1 2 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Disney) £2.2m £54.5m 5 3 The Meg (Warner Bros) £2.1m £8.5m 2 4 The Equalizer 2 (Universal) £1.9m £2m 1 5 Incredibles 2 (Disney) £1.4m £48.6m 6 Disney

Christopher Robin, director Marc Forster’s film based on A. A. Milne’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh children’s novels, starring Ewan McGregor alongside a CGI Winnie (voiced by Jim Cummings) got underway in the UK with a £2.4m weekend from 658 sites, an average of £3,647. With previews,
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Theme Park Bits: Wreck-It Ralph Ride Rumored for Disney World, Disneyland Calls Off Plan for New Luxury Hotel

Theme Park Bits: Wreck-It Ralph Ride Rumored for Disney World, Disneyland Calls Off Plan for New Luxury Hotel
In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Could Wreck-It Ralph be looking to wreck Stitch’s Great Escape at Walt Disney World? Construction on the Magic Kingdom’s Tron coaster is beginning to affect other nearby rides. Find out which classic Disney attraction is getting its own Funko Pop! Rides figure. Guests of Disneyland Resort, don’t count […]

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Asia Argento accused of paying off young actor who says she sexually assaulted him

The actor and #MeToo campaigner – who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape – reportedly paid $380,000 last year to former co-star Jimmy Bennett

One of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported.

Argento, 42, settled the notice of intent to sue filed by Jimmy Bennett, who is now 22, for $380,000 shortly after she said last October that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein raped her, the Times reported.
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Tom Bateman, Lesley Nicol, Adil Ray cast in Gurinder Chadha's ITV drama 'Beecham House'

Tom Bateman, Lesley Nicol, Adil Ray cast in Gurinder Chadha's ITV drama 'Beecham House'
The historical series is set in 19th century Delhi.

The cast for Beecham House, co-created by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) and Shahrukh Husain (In Custody), has been revealed.

Tom Bateman (Jekyll And Hyde), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Gregory Fitoussi (Spiral), Adil Ray (Citizen Khan), Marc Warren (Mad Dogs), Pallavi Sharda (Lion), Dakota Blue Richards (Skins), Leo Suter (Victoria) and Bessie Carter (Howards End) have signed on for the ITV series.

Set in 19th century Delhi, Bateman stars as a former soldier who is haunted by his past and moves to India to start a new life.

The six-part
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Turkey picks 'The Wild Pear Tree' as Oscar candidate

Turkey picks 'The Wild Pear Tree' as Oscar candidate
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.

Last year saw a record 92 submissions for the award, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of nine. This was cut to five nominees, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama A Fantastic Woman ultimately taking home the gold statue.

Screen’s interview with Mark Johnson, chair of the Academy’s foreign-language film committee, explains the shortlisting process from submission to voting.

Submitted films must be released theatrically
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The Morning Watch: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Scene Breakdown, Academy Discussion & More

The Morning Watch: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Scene Breakdown, Academy Discussion & More
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, director Jon M. Chu breaks down a scene […]

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Oscars: Turkey Selects Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘The Wild Pear Tree’ As Foreign Language Submission

Oscars: Turkey Selects Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘The Wild Pear Tree’ As Foreign Language Submission
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “The Wild Pear Tree” will be Turkey’s contender for this year’s best foreign language film Oscar. The drama marks the fifth time one of the director’s films has been selected by Turkey.

The film tells the story of an aspiring writer who returns to his native village where he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published only for his father’s debts to catch up with him. It saw its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

In his Cannes review, Variety’s Jay Weissberg called the film: “Another visually rich chamber piece from Nuri Bilge Ceylan that builds elaborate rhetorical set pieces of astonishing density.”

Turkish newspaper BirGün reported Friday that the film had been chosen from amongst 12 films submitted for consideration by a 17-person committee.

Turkey has submitted the
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Francis Ford Coppola agrees Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves might be married

Director of Bram Stoker’s Dracula says 1992 film starring the pair included a real wedding ceremony

Francis Ford Coppola has backed a theory by Winona Ryder that she and Keanu Reeves might be married.

The director of the 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which starred Ryder and Reeves, corroborated Ryder’s story that a wedding scene involving the pair could be legally binding.
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Kuwait Exhibitor Launches Rebrand With Eye on Saudi Launch, Expansion

The Kuwait National Cinema Company has launched new branding for its Cinescape exhibition circuit alongside the opening of a major new multiplex. The nine-screen Cinescape Al Kout Mall opened Monday ahead of the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday. To coincide with the opening the Kncc will roll-out the Cinescape rebrand across all its locations.

The new opening and rebrand are part of the exhibitor’s wider expansion plans across Kuwait and other Gulf states, including the newly opened up Saudi Arabia. In February, Kncc and Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment, in which Kncc owns a significant stake, announced plans to open multiplexes encompassing 27 screens in Saudi Arabia by the end of the year, targeting locations in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.

Khaled Issam Al-Marzouq, business development manager for Kncc, said the new brand embodied Kncc’s strategy of keeping pace with latest developments in the global entertainment industry having established
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San Sebastian Film Festival to honour Danny DeVito

San Sebastian Film Festival to honour Danny DeVito
Writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda was previously announced as a 2018 Donostia award recipient.

Actor, director and producer Danny DeVito will receive the Donostia award at the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival (September 21-29).

DeVito will receive his award on Saturday September 22 in the Kursaal. The following day he will present a screening of 2018 animation Smallfoot, of which he is part of a voice cast that includes Channing Tatum, James Corden and Zendaya.

With acting credits including One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms Of Endearment and Twins, DeVito is also known for his recurring roles in TV series Taxi and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
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Venice Competition title 'Never Look Away' lands at Sony Pictures Classics (exclusive)

Spc takes North America in five-territory deal with Beta Cinema.

Sony Pictures Classics has taken multiple territories on Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s psychological thriller Never Look Away, ahead of the film’s premiere in Competition at the Venice International Film Festival.

The film was acquired from German sales outfit Beta Cinema. Sony has taken rights in North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia.

The deal continues the relationship between von Donnersmarck and the two companies, after they collaborated on his Oscar-winning The Lives Of Others.

Never Look Away stars Tom Schilling, Paula Beer, Sebastian Koch, Saskia Rosendahl
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