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'Spider-Man' Ready to Send Box Office 'Into the Spider-Verse'

'Spider-Man' Ready to Send Box Office 'Into the Spider-Verse'
After last weekend saw no new wide releases hit theaters, resulting in the worst weekend of the year so far, this weekend offers up three new wide debuts led by Sony Animation and Marvel's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse alongside Clint Eastwood's The Mule and Universal's young adult adaptation Mortal Engines. Additionally, Fox is re-releasing Deadpool 2 in a PG-13-rated version with all-new footage while Annapurna will look for If Beale Street Could Talk to top the charts based on per theater average as it begins its run this weekend. Looking to top the weekend is Sony Animation's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a brand new take on Marvel's webslinger, a character that has already generated over $1.9 billion domestically and over $4.8 billion worldwide for Sony from six previous films. This, of course, is the first time he's been featured in an animated theatrical release and that makes forecasting a bit more difficult.
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Thanksgiving 2019: Lionsgate To Release Rian Johnson's Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ With Daniel Craig & Killer Cast

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Thanksgiving 2019: Lionsgate To Release Rian Johnson's Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ With Daniel Craig & Killer Cast
Exclusive: Lionsgate is set to partner with MRC and distribute worldwide Knives Out, the contemporary murder mystery that Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson wrote and is directing. Daniel Craig stars as a detective trying to solve a murder and the killer ensemble cast includes Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Katherine Langford and Don Johnson.

Lionsgate has dated the film for nationwide release on November 27, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday corridor.

The film became possible when director Danny Boyle exited James Bond 25. While that film regrouped — Cary Fukunaga is directing it — Craig suddenly had an open slot, and Johnson and his producing partner Ram Bergman took full advantage with an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery that Johnson wrote and was able to squeeze in before he and Bergman drill down on a new trilogy in the Star Wars universe.
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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Jingles $900K+ On Wednesday

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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Jingles $900K+ On Wednesday
20th Century Fox’s PG-13, holiday infused re-imagining of Deadpool 2 drew an estimated $953K in early morning industry estimates in its opening Wednesday at 1,566 theaters (including Tuesday previews). That number was good enough to make Once Upon a Deadpool second behind Universal/Illumination’s The Grinch which led all movies yesterday with $968K in its fifth Wednesday and a running total of $226.7M.

Rival distributors didn’t know what to expect from Once Upon a Deadpool; the film flew under the radar of tracking, and for Fox, it’s all gravy for the Deadpool brand. Not to comp because the movie catered to a completely different crowd, but the Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech changed its rating from R to PG-13 following its Oscar best picture win in 2011 earning $1.1M over three-days in its April re-release for a final tally of $3.3M. The whole thought process behind
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Universal and 'The Grinch' Top Third Largest November of All-Time

Universal and 'The Grinch' Top Third Largest November of All-Time
For the fourth time, and for the second year in a row, November calendar grosses topped $1 billion at the domestic box office. However, while this November's grosses topped last year's, 2018 ranks as the third highest grossing November ever with $1.044 billion in domestic grosses behind the back-to-back years of 2012 and 2013. Leading the charge was Universal and Illumination's The Grinch, which in turn helped the studio take the monthly crown for the third time this year as Universal's yearly grosses are now pacing ahead of last year's with over $1.6 billion. Universal's release of Illumination's The Grinch brought in $189.7 million over the course of the month, following its November 9 release, and has since delivered over $225 million at the domestic box office. The film currently ranks as the second highest grossing film based on a Dr. Seuss property behind 2000's release of the live-action adaptation of The Grinch starring Jim Carrey. That film's $260 million in domestic grosses,
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‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’ is the Wildest Nicolas Cage Movie Ever Made, According to Nicolas Cage

‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’ is the Wildest Nicolas Cage Movie Ever Made, According to Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage has developed a reputation as a bit of an eccentric. No matter what movie he appears in, audiences look forward to seeing the actor unleash some of his patented Cage Rage, in which he lets loose and goes wild. More often than not, Cage doesn’t disappoint. But we apparently haven’t seen anything yet. […]

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Peter Jackson Turned World War I Footage into a 3D Color Film, One Frame at a Time

Peter Jackson Turned World War I Footage into a 3D Color Film, One Frame at a Time
To make his groundbreaking World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old,” director Peter Jackson received unprecedented access to the Imperial War Museum’s film archive in London. Jackson’s dream was to make the 100-year-old footage look as modern as possible. The hope was that by restoring the footage and removing from it what made it look and feel dated, he would also remove the filter that prevents a modern viewer from relating to the soldiers up on screen.

To restore the archival footage and transform it into a 24 frames-per-second, color, 3D film, Jackson turned to Stereo D, a company that specialized in converting blockbusters (Marvel and the Star Wars films) from 2D to 3D.

“One of the cornerstones that Peter was instilling in us and our artists was staying as true to the original material as we possibly could,” said Stereo D Producer Mark Simone. “So if it was photographed,
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Is Sabine Wren from ‘Star Wars Rebels’ in ‘The Mandalorian’?

Is Sabine Wren from ‘Star Wars Rebels’ in ‘The Mandalorian’?
Is a character from Star Wars Rebels going to pop up in the upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian? That’s the latest unconfirmed rumor. Word on the intergalactic street is that the helmet of Sabine Wren, a dropout of the Imperial Academy and a former bounty hunter who appeared on Rebels, is being used in The Mandalorian in […]

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Sam Mendes’ World War I Drama ‘1917’ Set for Awards-Season Launch on Christmas 2019

Universal Pictures has given an awards-season release date of Dec. 25, 2019, to Sam Mendes’ World War I drama “1971.”

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is producing “1917” through its DreamWorks Pictures brand. “1917” will open in limited release on Christmas Day then go wide two weeks later on Jan. 10, 2020.

Mendes wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and will direct and produce the film. Pippa Harris, Mendes’ partner at Neal Street Productions, will also produce with Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall. George MacKay (“Captain Fantastic”) and Dean-Charles Chapman (“Game of Thrones”) have been cast in the film.

Amblin Partners won a spec package auction for “1917” in June. 1917 was the fourth year of World War I, which ended on Nov. 11, 1918.

“1917” marks a reunion for Mendes and DreamWorks. The British director won an Oscar for his first feature, 1999’s “American Beauty,” and also directed “Road to Perdition” and “Revolutionary Road” for DreamWorks. Mendes also helmed “Jarhead,” “Away We Go,
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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Clip: Meet the Rest of the Spider Heroes

As if meeting your hero isn’t hard enough, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) has to meet three alternate versions of his hero. Or rather, three alternate Spider Heroes make grand entrances in the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse clip, much to the awe of Miles and Spider-Woman Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), and much to the chagrin of […]

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Logan Lerman in Talks to Star in Jordan Peele’s Nazi-Hunting Series at Amazon

Logan Lerman is in talks to star Amazon's Nazi-hunting series The Hunt, which hails from executive producer Jordan Peele, multiple sources have told Collider. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is producing the vengeance-driven series with Sonar Entertainment, and Amazon has given The Hunt a 10-episode order. David Weil created the show and will serve as showrunner alongside Nikki Toscano, and the two of them will join Peele as executive producers along with Sonar's Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni, and Monkeypaw's Win Rosenfeld. [caption id="attachment_637863" align="alignright" width="300"] Image via Universal Pictures/caption] The …
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Ventana Sur: Panel Talks Merits, Setbacks in Latin Queer Cinema

Buenos Aires — Four venerable professionals from the cinema world joined on Monday evening for Queer Cinema In Latin America, a frank discussion on Latin America’s role within the queer filmscape for Ventana Sur’s Industry conference series held at the Uca campus in Buenos Aires. Touching on advancements in character arc and notable achievements in recent years, the panel spoke to the ongoing trend of giving a voice to marginalized communities and just how far cinema has come in regards to showcasing queer stories, admitting there’s progress to be made.

Leading the panel was Diego Trerotola, local film critic and director of Festival Asterisco. Trerotola spoke to fellow panelist, Argentine film director Albertina Carri, about the progression of her films “Barbie También Puede Estar Triste,” “Pets,” and “Las Hijas del Fuego.”

“18 years ago you made films with dolls, ten years ago with found porn footage, and now you
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Jon Snow Meets Toothless in New ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Promo

The Game of Thrones/How to Train Your Dragon mashup you've always dreamed of is here... well, kind of. Thrones star Kit Harington once again lends his voice as Eret in the upcoming How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and in the latest promo for the film, the actor pokes some fun at Jon Snow while sharing the screen with Httyd fan favorite Toothless. Because, you know, they both have dragons. Get it? It's a silly video, but if you like Game of Thrones references, watching Harington brood, or Toothless generally being adorable, enjoy. In How …
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‘Ben is Back’ Director Peter Hedges on Working With His Son and Casting Julia Roberts [Interview]

‘Ben is Back’ Director Peter Hedges on Working With His Son and Casting Julia Roberts [Interview]
Peter Hedges’ career as a screenwriter began by writing his first novel, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, which he then adapted into a screenplay for the 1993 film. In the years that followed, Hedges wrote more books, plays and the occasional screenplay, including the Oscar-nominated adaptation of Nick Hornby’s About A Boy. In 2003, he took […]

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Black Cinema’s Rise in 2018: In the Year of ‘Black Panther,’ Has Real Change Happened?

Black Cinema’s Rise in 2018: In the Year of ‘Black Panther,’ Has Real Change Happened?
Black Panther” is a game changer. With over $1.3 billion worldwide, it shattered the long-standing, fallacious belief that black films don’t sell overseas. It also should close 2018 as North America’s highest-grossing film — a historic first for a film with a predominantly black cast, black writers, and directed by a black filmmaker.

There’s another way to look at this: Deja vu. Hollywood’s interest in black stories surges, and then the “renaissance” is followed by a fallow period … until the next one. It’s a pattern that strips the consistency and continuity that’s essential for lasting change.

In the late 1960s, following the Civil Rights movement and facing pressure from a socially and politically conscious black audience seeking full representations of their humanity, Hollywood responded with blaxploitation movies. (It didn’t hurt that Hollywood was in economic flux at the time.) This overdue recognition of the power of
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Is Henry Cavill Really Finished Playing Superman? Jason Momoa Says “Absolutely Not”

Is Henry Cavill Really Finished Playing Superman? Jason Momoa Says “Absolutely Not”
The “will he, won’t he” saga of whether actor Henry Cavill will return to play Superman in another movie for Warner Bros. is beginning to approach “Ben Affleck Batman” territory, and the latest update indicates that fans may see Cavill suit up as the Man of Steel one more time after all. According to Jason […]

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‘The Mustang’ Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts Tames Horses and Himself in Robert Redford-Produced Drama

‘The Mustang’ Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts Tames Horses and Himself in Robert Redford-Produced Drama
Robert Redford may or may not be retiring from acting, but he’s keeping busy behind the camera, executive producing an inspiring horse drama starring Red Sparrow‘s Matthias Schoenaerts. In The Mustang, Schoenaerts stars as a violent, unhinged convict who undergoes a unique state-mandated rehabilitation program that teaches him to tame wild horses. The Mustang Trailer Directed by Laure de […]

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Jason Momoa Changes His Tune & Now Says Henry Cavill Is “100%” Staying In The Dceu As Superman

Hot off the heels of Jason “My Man!” Momoa seemingly at peace with the idea of continuing the Dceu without the help of Henry Cavill as Superman, the “Aquaman” actor is changing his tune a bit.

A couple days ago, in an interview, Momoa said that he didn’t know what was happening with Cavill in the role of Superman, after rumors and speculation said the actor has decided to hang up the blue and red tights.

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‘Mortal Engines’ Visual Effects Team Talks About Solutions to Industry-Wide Problems, Bringing Those Moving Cities to Life, and More [Interview]

‘Mortal Engines’ Visual Effects Team Talks About Solutions to Industry-Wide Problems, Bringing Those Moving Cities to Life, and More [Interview]
Mortal Engines director Christian Rivers is a protege of filmmaker Peter Jackson, who co-wrote and co-produced this adaptation with his The Lord of the Rings collaborators. This is a tight-knit group, so it’s no surprise that when they needed a company to tackle the visual challenges of a movie about a city that eats other […]

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The Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

Last Updated on December 13th Any time is the right time to watch a horror movie. Waiting for October to indulge in frightening films is the old way to get your tricks and treats, like renting from Blockbuster or not using Treatster to map out which houses give out the best candy. No, in the modern world you can sit back and enjoy your scares from the comfort of your own couch thanks to screaming streaming content from Netflix. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the Best Horror Movies on Netflix right now, an evolving …
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Mormons Upset Over New ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Poster Depicting The Hero As Jesus

The whole point of “Once Upon a Deadpool” was to take the R-rated, foul-mouthed, adults-only superhero and package “Deadpool 2” in a PG-13, family-friendly way, right? Well, apparently that’s not completely going according to plan. You see, the good folks at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka the Mormon Church) are pretty upset by the new film, particularly with a new poster depicting Deadpool in a very…religious way.

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