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Disney Delays ‘Cruella,’ ‘Woman in the Window’

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Disney is shaking up its release calendar, delaying its live action “Cruella” until Memorial Day 2021 and pushing the Fox 2000 drama “The Woman in the Window” to 2020.

Cruella,” starring Emma Stone, is based on the classic “101 Dalmatians” villain Cruella de Vil. The revisit to Disney’s animated classic was originally set to hit theaters Dec. 23, 2020 but will now debut on May 28, 2021.

Amy Adams’ “The Woman in the Window,” which was originally scheduled for Oct. 4 of this year, has been moved to May 15, 2020. Disney acquired the movie after inheriting 20th Century Fox’s film studio. Joe Wright directed from a screenplay adapted by Tracy Letts, based on the A.J. Finn novel about a psychologist witnessing a crime while spying on her new neighbors.

Disney also removed an untitled live-action film, once dated for May 28, 2021, from its schedule. Two Fox titles, “Empty Man” and “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” were dated for Aug.
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New ‘Matrix’ Movie In Works, Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss Returning, Co-Creator Lana Wachowski Writing & Directing

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New ‘Matrix’ Movie In Works, Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss Returning, Co-Creator Lana Wachowski Writing & Directing
A new Matrix movie is happening at Warner Bros. with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity and Lana Wachowski set to write and direct an all-new film set in the genre-defining world.

Warner Bros. will co-produce with the franchise’s original co-producer Village Roadshow.

Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement today. Lana Wachowski is producing with Grant Hill. Wachowski is co-writing with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell.

“We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” said Emmerich. “Lana is a true visionary—a singular and original creative filmmaker—and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.”

The three previous films, created with Lilly Wachowski writing and directing—The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003)—have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box
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Jessica Chastain Spy Thriller ‘355’ Set for January 2021 Release

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Jessica Chastain Spy Thriller ‘355’ Set for January 2021 Release
Universal Pictures announced on Tuesday that it will release “355,” the espionage thriller starring Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o, on Jan. 15, 2021.

Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Fan Bingbing, Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez will also star in the film, which is being directed and co-written by longtime “X-Men” producer Simon Kinberg. The film follows several women from different espionage backgrounds who come together to stop a global terrorist plot.

“355” was first pitched to potential buyers at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, triggering a bidding war for distribution rights that was won by Universal with a reported bid of over $20 million. Global Road and Amazon Studios were also among the bidders.

Filming on the project began last month in Europe. Kinberg is producing with Chastain and Kelly Carmichael and sharing writing credit with Theresa Rebeck.

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‘James Bond 25’ Movie Lands a Timely Title

‘James Bond 25’ Movie Lands a Timely Title
The 25th James Bond movie officially has a title, “No Time To Die,” the official 007 Twitter account announced Tuesday.

The film starring Daniel Craig returning as Bond opens in the UK April 3, 2020 followed by April 8 in the US.

Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… No Time To Die. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the Us. #Bond25 #NoTimeToDie pic.twitter.com/qxYEnMhk2s

— James Bond (@007) August 20, 2019

More to come…
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Fantastic Fest Sets ‘Knives Out’ As Closer; Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Included In Second Wave Programming

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Fantastic Fest Sets ‘Knives Out’ As Closer; Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Included In Second Wave Programming
The second wave of programming for this year’s Fantastic Fest is rolling in and it is bringing a flood of impressive titles including the fest’s closing night film, Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out featuring the all-star cast of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martel. Johnson is slated to be in attendance at the fest which kicks off in Austin September 19 and continues through September 26.

In addition, the highly anticipated Parasite will screen at Fantastic Fest with director Bong Joon-ho in attendance. The film, which won the Cannes Palme d’Or is a darkly comic tale of two very different families who find their lives inexplicably intertwined.

On top of that, Fantastic Fest will celebrate Mexican genre film with a trio of rarely seen repertory titles, programmed in association with Mexico City’s Mórbido Film Fest.
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Sony Puts Blame On Disney & Kevin Feige’s Busy Schedule For Ending ‘Spider-Man’ Deal

Yesterday, seemingly out of nowhere, film fans were caught completely off-guard by a report that Sony and Disney had walked away from their tenuous, complicated deal that saw the studios share the use of Spider-Man. This means that Marvel Studios and producer Kevin Feige would not be involved in further Spidey adventures, which appears to mean that Peter Parker is effectively snapped out of existence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a second time, with no Infinity Stones to bring him back.

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How the McU Was Made: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and How Marvel Rebooted Its Own Franchise

Marvel Studios isn’t necessarily keen on dwelling on—or even admitting, really—mistakes. The Marvel Cinematic Universe had a couple of creative missteps early on with the troubled productions of The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2, but instead of harping on what went wrong, they quietly applied what they learned in making those movies to their future films. But after Avengers: Age of Ultron, there was still one major character who felt a little ill-defined: Thor. In Thor he’s a Shakespearean figure; in The Avengers he’s a concerned brother with a surprising knack for quips; …
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‘Ready or Not’ Review: A Bloody Funny Horror-Comedy That Takes Aim at the 1%

At a time when cries of “eat the rich” are more welcome and necessary than ever – here comes Ready or Not. This bloody, funny horror-comedy takes direct aim at the ludicrously wealthy 1% who are happy to make others suffer in order to maintain their opulence. The script is never as clever as it could be, […]

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The IndieWire Guide To Streaming on a Budget

There’s no shortage of shows to binge in the era of peak TV, but figuring out where the good stuff is streaming can be tricky, especially for viewers on a budget. There’s a dizzying array of streaming services on the market, and choosing which platforms are worth subscribing to can be further complicated by multi-tiered pricing options and licensing deals that mean your favorite content could abruptly disappear from a platform.

With that in mind, here’s a guide on the streaming services that could offer you the most bang for your buck, depending on your budget. Obviously, viewer preferences are subjective and pretty much all of the major platforms have at least a few original shows worth watching. Therefore, this guide is less about platforms with one or two recent breakout hits and more about services with a solid quantity of high-quality new and legacy content, reasonable pricing,
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‘Ad Astra’ IMAX Trailer: Director James Gray’s Sci-Fi Film Feels Incredibly Epic In New Look

After some delays and speculation about when we might be able to see James Gray’s latest film, “Ad Astra” is just a month away. The filmmaker’s sci-fi epic is one of the most anticipated films of the fall and could be an awards contender. It’s also a film that IMAX is hoping puts some butts in seats.

Fox has just released a new IMAX trailer for “Ad Astra,” and as you have probably seen in the others, this ad shows the basic plot of the film.

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Netflix’s ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Season 2 First Look and Premiere Date — Exclusive

Prepare for another inside look into the art, science, and philosophy of design for the world that we take for granted around us. Scott Dadich and Morgan Neville’s “Abstract: The Art of Design” is returning for a second season on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

The series lets the designers themselves offer insight into how they first conceive of and then execute their visions in a variety of disciplines. In Season 1, the series examined craftspeople ranging from illustrator Christoph Niemannn and Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield to stage designer Es Devlin and graphic designer Paula Scher.

In its review of Season 1, IndieWire said, “There’s real excitement in hearing a creator explain his inspirations, when it’s done right — and that’s something ‘Abstract’ is rich with. You never know, after all, where a great idea might come from…It is fascinating to see this sort of focus applied to the creation
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‘Babyteeth’ Trailer: Ben Mendelsohn & ‘Sharp Objects’ Breakout Eliza Scanlen Lead A Bittersweet Comedy Headed For Venice

Film festivals have their quirky picks and every year, there are one or two films that often make their premiere at the Venice Film Festival early in the season, but fail to turn up later at Tiff, Telluride or Nyff. Last year, one of those pictures was Jennifer Kent’s sprawling colonialism and harrowing revenge film, “The Nightingale,” not an easy sell by any stretch given the material and length (2.5+ hours).

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‘Angel Has Fallen’ Review: Gerard Butler Is Back, and He Should Thank God for Nick Nolte

First it was Olympus. Then it was London. And now, perhaps predictably, Angel Has Fallen -- the angel in this case referring to the President's guardian angel, Secret Service agent Mike Banning, played by snarling Scottish scrapper Gerard Butler. Can you even believe we've made it to this point with this Millennium Films-produced action franchise? Do you remember when this was supposed to be the other "Attack on the White House" movie after Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx signed on to lead White House Down, which sold to Sony in a splashy spec deal? Well, as it so …
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‘Ad Astra’ IMAX Trailer Sends Brad Pitt on a Gorgeous, Terrifying Trip Into Outer Space

20th Century Fox released a new trailer for Ad Astra, this time focusing on why you're gonna' want to see this thing on an IMAX screen. The film, directed by James Gray (The Lost City of Z) from a script he co-wrote with Ethan Gross (Fringe), stars Brad Pitt as an astronaut traveling to the furthest reaches of the galaxy to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones), whose research poses a threat to all mankind. That's an objectively dope premise, but what this trailer sells is the fact this thing looks gorgeous, even in its most …
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‘(500) Days of Summer’ Honest Trailer: Like a 10-Year Old Relationship, It Was Better When It Was New

Back in the summer of 2009, the romantic comedy that swept everyone by storm was (500) Days of Summer. But for anyone who was actually paying attention to the movie, you must remember that this is not a love story. In fact, this isn’t even really a romance, because in retrospect, it’s all a little […]

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‘Ad Astra’ IMAX Trailer: James Gray’s Brad Pitt-Starring Space Epic Goes Terrifyingly Big

‘Ad Astra’ IMAX Trailer: James Gray’s Brad Pitt-Starring Space Epic Goes Terrifyingly Big
What’s bigger than space? In a fitting twist on filmmaker James Gray’s special brand of massive, large-scale filmmaking, his long-gestating space epic “Ad Astra” is set for an IMAX release when it rolls out in theaters next month.

The film marks star Brad Pitt’s second buzzy role this year, following his turn in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which offered him a markedly different leading man role. In Gray’s film, Pitt is cast as something new for the longtime actor: a space explorer, albeit one with a strange mission that doesn’t follow the typical narrative expectations of the genre.

Gray himself has said his intention with “Ad Astra,” which seems to be something of a mix of “Interstellar” and “Gravity” with one heck of a question mark at its heart, was to feature “the most realistic depiction of space travel that
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‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’ Review: Kirsten Dunst Lords Over an Excellent Sunshine State Satire

‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’ Review: Kirsten Dunst Lords Over an Excellent Sunshine State Satire
“On Becoming a God in Central Florida” is such a clever, compelling, and thorough evisceration of American capitalism it’s shocking Elizabeth Warren isn’t listed as an executive producer. Created by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky, Showtime’s new hourlong black comedy does feature a few well-known progressive producers in EPs George Clooney and Grant Heslov, but the ’90s-set story of lower-middle class Floridians put to ruin by a pyramid scheme isn’t solely a political statement; it chronicles a tragedy in action, as the promise of the American dream is ripped away from those who believe in it — and need it — the most. Like any great satire, you won’t be able to tell if you’re laughing so hard it hurts, or if you’ve just been punched in the gut.

The awesome Kirsten Dunst (also an Ep) is the story here, bringing a captivating vitality and
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Neto Villalobos’ ‘Love is the Monster’ Heads to San Sebastian Co-Pro Forum (Exclusive)

Costa Rican director Ernesto “Neto” Villalobos’ third feature, “Love is the Monster,” will participate in September’s San Sebastian Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.

Having found festival success with his first two features, “All About the Feathers” and “Helmet Heads,” both drama-comedies, Villalobos will head in a different direction with “Love is the Monster,” a psychological thriller co-written with author Diego van der Laat, a Costa Rican storyteller working in cinema the first time.

Villalobos explained that while working on this project, “I was interested in exploring the personal relationships between Grandmother, Mother and Granddaughter in a Latin American environment where violence is daily bread and where we live with a latent paranoia about insecurity and evil.”

To that end, the film explores how far a grandmother is willing to go in order to rescue her granddaughter from imminent danger. Villalobos describes it as “The story of a grandmother who must deal,
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Pinewood Group to Exit Atlanta Studios Joint Venture

The Pinewood Group is pulling out of its Atlanta facility as it refocuses its international strategy. The group announced Wednesday that it has sold its equity in Pinewood Atlanta Studios to River’s Rock, its joint venture partner in the facility. The joint venture was set up in 2013 with Pinewood Atlanta Studios now the second largest purpose-built facility in the U.S.

The studio will continue to operate as a Pinewood facility for up to 18 months, during which time it will retain the Pinewood brand and receive sales and marketing support from the group. Frank Patterson, who joined Pinewood Atlanta Studios as president two years ago, will remain in his role, and the studio said the announcement would have no impact on productions using the facility.

The decision to sell its stake follows Patterson’s move into investment in content companies. Pinewood Group’s focus remains on studio infrastructure.

“As
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Storyboard Swoops on Seven Titles for 2020 Chilean Distribution (Exclusive)

Key Chilean independent production-distribution company Storyboard Media has announced a knock-your-socks-off slate of seven domestic features, in varying degrees of completion, to be released in Chile across 2020.

Bound for Venice’s Critics’ Week, Sebastián Muñoz’s “The Prince” was a hit at last year’s works in progress section at the San Sebastian Film Festival and will return to Spain’s northern shore in September to participate in the festival’s Latino Horizons section.

Based on a low-circulated 1970’s pulp novel about sexual violence in Chilean prisons, the film features strong lead performances to tell the story of a narcissistic young man facing a lifetime behind bars who forms a unique bond with one of the prison’s most powerful inmates. El Otro Film, Niña-Niño Films and Le Tiro produced, Patra Spanou Film Marketing & Consulting handles international sales.

“Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos” (lit: Death Comes to Take
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