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Tom Hollander Joins Rosamund Pike in 'A Private War'

Tom Hollander Joins Rosamund Pike in 'A Private War'
Tom Hollander will join Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan in A Private War, the biopic about American-born British war reporter Marie Colvin.

It was also announced today that Acacia Entertainment will produce and finance the feature, with 47 Meters Down production company The Fyzz Facility set to executive produce. The company's recently worked together on screenwriter Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut Wind River.

Matthew Heineman will direct from a script by Arash Amel. The feature is based on Marie Brenner’s 2012 Vanity Fair story "Marie Colvin’s Private War."

Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Kamala FilmsMarissa McMahon are producing, along with Charlize Theron...
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Andy Serkis Joins Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in ‘Flarsky’

Andy Serkis Joins Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in ‘Flarsky’
Andy Serkis is joining Lionsgate’s Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen feature film “Flarsky,” portraying a media mogul who employs Rogen’s journalist character.

Flarsky” is directed by Jonathan Levine from Dan Sterling’s script. The comedy is currently shooting in Montreal. Lionsgate has set a Feb. 9, 2019, release date.

Rogen is playing the titular Fred Flarsky, battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, who endeavors to pursue Theron’s character — his childhood crush and babysitter, who now happens to be the U.S. Secretary of State and is one of the most unattainable women on earth.

Serkis portrayed the lead character Caesar in Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.” He made his directorial debut on “Breathe,” starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, and is in post-production on the live-action “Jungle Book,” which Warner Bros. will open on Oct. 19.

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'Coco' Hopes to Add Disney's Legacy at the Thanksgiving Box Office

'Coco' Hopes to Add Disney's Legacy at the Thanksgiving Box Office
One look at the Thanksgiving opening weekend records shows how important the holiday has been to Disney, which currently holds nine of the top ten three-day and five-day opening weekend records including last year's Moana, which opened with $82 million over the five-day holiday, the second largest of all-time. This weekend the studio debuts the latest Pixar feature, Coco, which has already become the largest single release in Mexico and looks to make an impact domestically this weekend. Coco will be opening in 3,987 locations starting Wednesday, with industry estimates anticipating a five-day opening in the $55-60 million range. This would be enough to challenge the studio's The Good Dinosaur for the fifth largest five-day Thanksgiving opening ever and based on the data we're looking at we're expecting it to go even higher. IMDb page view data shows Coco surging ahead of titles such as Good Dinosaur, Sing and even Moana leading up to release.
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John Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, Apologizes for Unwanted Hugs

John Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, Apologizes for Unwanted Hugs
John Lasseter, the head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios and one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment industry, acknowledged Tuesday that he had crossed the line with employees. He is taking a six-month leave of absence.

Lasseter sent a memo to staff apologizing for making employees feel disrespected or uncomfortable, Variety has confirmed.

“That was never my intent,” he wrote. “Collectively, you mean the world to me, and I deeply apologize if I have let you down. I especially want to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form.”

Lasseter is taking a leave as several prominent Hollywood figures are grappling with allegations of sexual harassment. His name has continued to be mentioned privately, with a number of former Pixar employees telling Variety that he has behaved inappropriately and describing a culture
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Good Time’ Top Indie Spirit Awards Nominations

‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Good Time’ Top Indie Spirit Awards Nominations
The Florida Project,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “The Rider” have been nominated as the best independent films of 2017 at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Film Independent announced on Tuesday.

Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” received the most nominations, six, followed by “Get Out” and “Good Time” with five and “Lady Bird” and “The Rider” with four.

Acting nominees included Salma Hayek for “Beatriz at Dinner,” Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,” Holly Hunter for “The Big Sick,” Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf for “Lady Bird” and Armie.
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Does 'Valerian' Deserve a Second Act?

Does 'Valerian' Deserve a Second Act?
If we boil down Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to a single word, “bananatown" might do. But even that jam-packed word can’t capture the sheer joy of watching a movie where Rihanna plays a shape-shifting, burlesque dancing alien, where Ethan Hawke plays her good ol’ boy pimp, where finding your lost partner in space law enforcement is as easy (and as gross) as shoving your head up a psychic scyphozoan’s keister, and where you can shop for useless bricabrac across dimensions so long as you remember your plane-shifting helmet. Losing yourself in Valerian’s varied array of space...
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‘Justice League’ Star Jason Momoa ‘Bummed’ by Movie’s Weak Reception

‘Justice League’ Star Jason Momoa ‘Bummed’ by Movie’s Weak Reception
Congratulations, critics — you done pissed off Khal Drogo. “Game of Thrones” alum Jason Momoa says he’s “kind of bummed” by the reception of his new movie “Justice League.” “I try to stay the f— away from what people say,” the actor behind Aquaman told EW. “Some of my friends said, ‘”Justice League” isn’t doing well’ and it kind of bummed me out. But I didn’t want to look it up. I don’t want to look up the bad and the negativity. I don’t think that’s useful; it doesn’t help.” Momoa, who has seen the movie twice,
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Box-Office Preview: 'Coco' Set to Rule Thanksgiving With $55M-$60M Bow

Box-Office Preview: 'Coco' Set to Rule Thanksgiving With $55M-$60M Bow
The Disney animated empire will once again dominate the Thanksgiving box office.

Pixar/Disney's critically acclaimed Coco, about the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), parades into theaters everywhere Wednesday, following Tuesday-night previews. Disney and Pixar, along with the major tracking services, are projecting a five-day domestic debut of $55 million to $60 million, but there's plenty of room for upside.

Between them, Disney Animation Studios and Pixar claim the top six five-day Thanksgiving openings of all time, not accounting for inflation. Frozen (2013) is the record holder with $93.6 million, while last year's Moana sang...
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‘Mission: Impossible 6’: Christopher McQuarrie Releases a New Image of Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg

Filming is still underway on Mission: Impossible 6, but it looks like everything is back on track following Tom Cruise’s injury earlier this year. Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie has released a new image of Cruise and co-star Simon Pegg, and while it doesn’t tell us a single thing about the movie, it’s still a nice reminder that filming is humming along and hopefully the sequel is still on track for release next year. Additionally, I think we've reached the point where as good as the original Mission: Impossible is, it's tough to see these …
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Mel Gibson Has Something To Say About Harvey Weinstein

Remember that time when Mel Gibson unleashed all that racist, sexist, anti-Semitic hate speech? And those other times he was openly homophobic? Well, Hollywood has forgotten and forgiven, and so too have moviegoers. The actor and filmmaker returned to the mainstream this month with “Daddy’s Home 2,” a box office success that marks his best opening in front of the camera since “Signs.” Now, Gibson — who was once investigated for domestic violence and admitted hitting his former partner Oksana Grigorieva — has deemed it necessary to weigh in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Review: A Corny Hat on a Festive Hat

We’ve reached the point where we’ve adapted certain stories so many times that we now need a myth for the myth. We made too many Peter Pan adaptations, so we got Finding Neverland. We made too many Winnie the Pooh stories, so we got Goodbye Christopher Robin. And because we’ve adapted A Christmas Carol too many times, we’ve now got Bharat Nalluri’s The Man Who Invented Christmas, a story that could have provided an interesting look at Charles Dickens but instead couches a bunch of familiar touchstones in coincidence and random observations. It’s a …
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Disney Short ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Is a Bridge to ‘Frozen 2’

Disney Short ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Is a Bridge to ‘Frozen 2’
There’s an interesting continuity going on in the Disney “Frozen” world. In the “Frozen Fever” short (2015), Elsa (Idina Menzel) catches cold and nearly ruins the birthday party for Anna (Kristen Bell). And, in “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” which opens in front of Pixar’s “Coco” (a first for Disney), there are no holiday traditions to embrace during their first Christmas together, also thanks to Elsa’s curse.

Clearly, there are emotional loose ends being tied up between the sibling princesses, which will presumably allow them to be better prepared to confront whatever threat awaits them in “Frozen 2” (November 27, 2009).

Meanwhile, Olaf (Josh Gad) continues to evolve as the child-like snowman in the Oscar-contending, 21-minute short (originally intended as an ABC holiday special). But with its eye-popping animation and emphasis on family and tradition, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” makes the perfect opener for “Coco,” which embraces similar thematic territory during Día de los Muertos.
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‘12 Strong’: New Trailer Sees Chris Hemsworth Leading Soldiers Against Al-Qaeda

Warner Bros. has released a new 12 Strong trailer. The upcoming war drama tells the story of the “horse soldiers”, a special forces team who, in the days following 9/11, set off to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. It’s weird watching this trailer, and maybe I just don’t have an appetite for this kind of film despite the strong cast. We’re about to start sending soldiers to Afghanistan who weren’t even born when 9/11 happened. That means there’s no victory, no solution, and no way out. So to have a …
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Peter O'Toole less the drunken hell-raiser he made out, says author

Biographer Alexander Larman says actor’s archive reveals a ‘sensitive, organised man’ - who was writing two screenplays just before he died in 2013

Peter O’Toole was writing two screenplays just before his death at the age of 81, according to research that also suggests the actor’s hell-raising image was a myth that he cultivated himself.

While working on a book about the actor, the biographer Alexander Larman had a glimpse of screen versions of the Seán O’Casey play Juno and the Paycock, and Chekhov’s work Uncle Vanya. He said O’Toole starred on stage in those plays, which each had characters with some similarities to O’Toole’s personality.

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In a Lonely Place review – Bogart still captivatingly cynical in noir classic

Humphrey Bogart’s boozy screenwriter plays off perfectly against a marvellous Gloria Grahame in Nicholas Ray’s hardboiled thriller from 1950

Humphrey Bogart’s world-weariness and romanticism take on something brutal and misogynist in this 1950 noir masterpiece directed by Nicholas Ray – and it’s a marvellous performance by Gloria Grahame. This national rerelease is linked to the Grahame retrospective at BFI Southbank, in London. It is adapted from the hardboiled thriller by Dorothy B Hughes, changing her story and rehabilitating the male lead in one way, but in another, introducing a new strain of pessimism and defeat.

Bogart is Dixon Steele, a boozy, depressive Hollywood screenwriter whose tendency to violence and self-hatred isn’t helped by the fact that he hasn’t had a hit in years. Like the directors, producers and actors he occasionally sees in bars, his best days were before the second world war. One night at a restaurant,
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Cannes Film Festival Moves Dates For 2018

The Cannes Film Festival will start one day earlier than in previous years but will run for the same length of time, according to the organisers. The 71st Festival de Cannes will begin on Tuesday, May 8 and run until Saturday May 19, 2018. The move means that the opening will take place on the evening of Tuesday, May 8, while the awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 19. Festival President Pierre Lescure said that he hoped the move would allow it to "rebalance"…
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‘Coco’ Directors Bask In The Glow Of Mexico’s Love

Imagine three weeks ago. To say it was a different time is something of an understatement. Walt Disney Studios was basking the glow of not only a gigantic haul and critical acclaim for Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok, but a soon to be record box office tally for Pixar’s “Coco” in Mexico.

The Mexican set tale centers on Miguel (voiced by youngster Anthony Gonzalez), a 12-year old boy who has been forced to keep his guitar playing and singing skills a secret from his family.

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‘Superman’ Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

Amongst the total tonnage of witty exchanges and cultural criticisms that have denoted the oeuvre of Quentin Tarantino, it’s not exactly surprising that David Carradine’s speech about Superman in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 sticks out. Outside of the skeptical perspective of Mr. Tarantino, the character of Superman is largely seen as a symbol of America’s promise, a summation of our greatest faiths and toils to create a world free from murder, crime, greed, and intimidation, along with all other sorts of repression, corruption, and death. Where Batman is the symbol of the wealthy as civil-justice idealists, …
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Everything You Need to Know About the “Crisis on Earth-x” CW Crossover

Let’s start with the basics: it’s that time of year when The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow all meet for a mega crossover. This year, Arrow is switching to Monday night after Supergirl to create a two-night, four-hour event that starts Monday, November 27th at 8 p.m., and continues through Tuesday, November 28th. As you might expect, the scope of this year’s crossover is bigger than ever before. Last year, Supergirl wasn’t much of a part of it, which is one big change. But the other is that the story is …
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Oscar Beat: Best Actress Predictions – One of the Year’s Most Exciting Races

Last Updated: November 21st When it comes to this year’s Oscar race, one of the most exciting and competitive categories is Best Actress. Whereas Best Actor seems to be grasping at straws a bit, there’s an abundance of riches in terms of leading actress performances this year, and narrowing it down to five women who get nominated is going to be a very, very difficult task. There’s not even a consensus on who the frontrunner is at the moment, but there are a number of women in the running for that top spot. Sally Hawkins delivers a …
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