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Report: Jodie Foster To Play Key Role In The ‘Y: The Last Man’ Series

Report: Jodie Foster To Play Key Role In The ‘Y: The Last Man’ Series
Jodie Foster’s been missing from the screen for five years, but it appears her hiatus is over. That Hashtag Show is reporting that Foster is in talks to star in FX’s upcoming series “Y: The Last Man” based on the Brian K. Vaughan comic series of the same name. The series is set in a world where a mysterious plague has wiped out the world’s male chromosome.
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Weekend Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Earns $15.3M in Previews

Weekend Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Earns $15.3M in Previews
The dinos are back.

Universal and Amblin's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stomped into North American theaters Thursday night, earning a promising $15.3 million in previews. As expected, that's behind the $18.5 million preview gross for Jurassic World in summer 2015, but still a strong number on its own. The preview number was on par with last summer's Spider-Man: Homecoming ($15.4 million), and ahead of the more recent Solo: A Star Wars Story ($14.1 million).

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom should easily fend off holdover Incredibles 2 and win the weekend race with a domestic opening in the $130 million-$140 million range....
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AMC Renews ‘The Terror’ Anthology Series for Season 2, Which Is Set in an Internment Camp

AMC Renews ‘The Terror’ Anthology Series for Season 2, Which Is Set in an Internment Camp
AMC and Ridley Scott are about to haunt your dreams all over again. And this time they are doing it in a historical, but terrifyingly topical, fashion.

The network announced Friday it’s renewed its first-ever anthology series, “The Terror,” for a second season. This installment hails from Scott (who executive produced the first season) and co-creators Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein.

According to the official logline, the next iteration of the anthology series will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.

“I’m deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period,” said Woo. “We hope to convey the abject terror of the historical experience in
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‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Ordered by ABC

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‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Ordered by ABC
Roseanne’ is returning, but without its namesake.

ABC has given a series order to “The Conners,” a spinoff starring original cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman. Not part of the new series will be Roseanne Barr, who played the matriarch on the long running and recently revived — and more recently canceled — multi-camera comedy. Barr will, according to ABC, have no financial or creative involvement in the spinoff.

“The Conners” is slated to debut this fall and take over the 8 p.m. Tuesday time period that “Roseanne” had been slated to occupy until the show was abruptly canceled last month in response to a racist statement made on Twitter by Barr. Additional cast members and a premiere date will be announced at a later date.

Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen, and Tony Hernandez will serve as executive producers on the spinoff,
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'Jurassic World 2' Roars into Domestic Theaters as 'Incredibles 2' Looks to Hold Strong

'Jurassic World 2' Roars into Domestic Theaters as 'Incredibles 2' Looks to Hold Strong
While it may not appear out of the ordinary, this weekend's release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and its anticipated $100+ million opening will mark only the second time ever that two different films have opened with over $100 million back-to-back at the box office.

The first and last time this happened was in 2007 when Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End opened with $114.7 million following Shrek the Third's $121.6 million opening the weekend prior. In fact, the rarity of what will take place this weekend doesn't end there as only eight times following a $100+ million performance at the weekend box office has a film not repeated at #1 the following weekend. Even more rare, two films have never brought in more than $100 million over the same weekend.

Should Incredibles 2 drop 45.26% or less this weekend we'll have yet another piece of history to discuss come Sunday morning.

After debuting internationally just over two weeks ago,
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‘It Chapter Two’: Xavier Dolan & Will Beinbrink Cast In New Line Sequel

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‘It Chapter Two’: Xavier Dolan & Will Beinbrink Cast In New Line Sequel
Exclusive: Xavier Dolan and Will Beinbrink have landed supporting roles in New Line Cinema’s It Chapter Two, which will once again be directed by Andy Muschietti.

The sequel portrays the kids, members of the Losers’ Club, who were tormented by Pennywise, as adults. James McAvoy plays Bill, Bill Hader is Richie, Jessica Chastain is Beverly, James Ransone is Eddie, Andy Bean is Stanley, Jay Ryan is Ben, and Isaiah Mustafa is Mike. Bill Skarsgard returns as Pennywise.

Dolan will be playing the role of Adrian Mellon. In the Stephen King novel, Mellon was a gay man living in Derry who was attacked by bullies which led to his demise at the hands of Pennywise. Beinbrink will play Tom Rogan who, the book and the 90s miniseries, was Beverly’s abusive lover.

Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee and Dan Lin return as producers. The screenplay is written by Gary Dauberman.

Contrary
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘Glass’ Confirmed for San Diego Comic-Con

‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘Glass’ Confirmed for San Diego Comic-Con
Just a couple days ago, we got a rundown of which movies would be heading to San Diego Comic-Con to show off the goods to the thousands of fans in attendance at one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the world. While we got confirmation of some of the big movies that will be […]

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Another ‘Breaking Bad’ Character Is Coming to ‘Better Call Saul,’ Vince Gilligan Teases

Another ‘Breaking Bad’ Character Is Coming to ‘Better Call Saul,’ Vince Gilligan Teases
Brace yourself, Albuquerque: Another “Breaking Bad” character is coming to Season 4 of “Better Call Saul,” creator Vince Gilligan says.

“There’s a very important character from the ‘Breaking Bad’ era that we’re going to meet this year,” Gilligan said during his show’s Masterclass panel, which was a part of the AMC Summit Wednesday in New York City.

He did not specify which character — but Gilligan believes fans will be pretty pleased overall when the AMC dramedy returns in early August.

“Season 4 is so good,” he said. “It gets darker, it gets richer. It’s still got funny in it, but on the Venn diagram of ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul,’ the overlap in the center is getting bigger and bigger.”

And though Jimmy McGill
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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker May Be Involved In Matt Reeves’ ‘Batman’ Films

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker May Be Involved In Matt Reeves’ ‘Batman’ Films
When DCEU detractors want to point out the flaws of Warner Bros.’ management of their stable of superheroes, the easiest example is the Joker. The character that has never failed them in the past, especially in recent history with Heath Ledger’s iconic performance, has been the source of all sorts of insane rumors and speculation. Will Jared Leto’s Joker show up in “Suicide Squad 2?” How about “Birds of Prey?” Oh yeah, and there’s that standalone movie too right?
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‘American Girl’ Doll Movie in the Works at Mattel, Original Film (Exclusive)

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‘American Girl’ Doll Movie in the Works at Mattel, Original Film (Exclusive)
Hold on to your bonnets, berets and other historically accurate accessories: A movie based on the beloved American Girl dolls is in the works with Mattel and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film producing, insiders told TheWrap.

The project is currently looking for writers. The dolls were first released in 1986 and are sold with books that tell stories of American history. In 1998, Pleasant Company became a subsidiary of Mattel.

This isn’t the American Girls’ first run at Hollywood. In 2008, Abigail Breslin starred in the theatrically released film “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.”
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Charles Krauthammer Dies: Fox News Contributor & Pulitzer-Winning Columnist Was 68

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Charles Krauthammer Dies: Fox News Contributor & Pulitzer-Winning Columnist Was 68
Charles Krauthammer, a conservative veteran Fox News contributor, author and syndicated columnist, died today, less than two weeks after he’d penned a letter saying he had weeks to live. He was 68.

The news was announced by his former Washington Post colleague Paul Farhi on Twitter:

Some sad news: Charles Krauthammer has died. Our obit is coming soon.

— Paul Farhi (@farhip) June 21, 2018

In a letter read on-air June 8 by Outnumbered host Sandra Smith, Krauthammer said he had undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen and that it “caused a cascade of secondary complications” for which he has been hospitalized since. Recent tests have revealed that the cancer had returned.

He had been paralyzed since a diving-board accident in the early 1970s that confined him to a wheelchair.

“I don’t like when they make a big thing about it,” Krauthammer said in a 1984 Washington Post interview.
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‘Daredevil’ Ep Steven S. DeKnight Signs Netflix Deal

‘Daredevil’ Ep Steven S. DeKnight Signs Netflix Deal
Former “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has signed an overall deal with Netflix. Under the agreement, DeKnight will develop and produce series and other projects for the streaming service.

DeKnight served as executive producer and showruner on the first season of Marvel action drama “Daredevil,” as well as on the Starz drama “Spartacus.” Among DeKnight’s other credits are “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel.” He was the writer and director on his first feature film “Pacific Rim Uprising,” from Legendary Pictures.

Steven S. DeKnight is a multifaceted writer, director, producer and showrunner whose daring visions have gripped audiences for years,
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Koko, Signing Gorilla Who Met Robin Williams and Betty White, Dies

Koko, Signing Gorilla Who Met Robin Williams and Betty White, Dies
Koko, the gorilla who learned more than 1,000 signs, played with Robin Williams, and was the subject of a Barbet Schroeder documentary, died on Tuesday, the Gorilla Foundation announced.

She was 46 and lived at the foundation’s headquarters in Woodside, Calif. When she appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1978, the world was stunned to learn of the western lowland gorilla’s ability to learn numerous signs from psychologist Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson, who was working on a language project.

Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo and Patterson brought her to the foundation for her project. She also understood spoken speech.
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Amazon Sets Early Screenings of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ (Exclusive)

Amazon Sets Early Screenings of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ (Exclusive)
Amazon is offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of Sony’s animated “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” two weeks before the movie’s release.

The early showings for Prime members will take place at 3 p.m. local time on June 30 at about 1,000 theaters across the country. Members can buy up to 10 tickets per showing online at Amazon.com/HotelT with ticketing powered by Atom Tickets.

“We can’t wait to welcome Prime members on this monster vacation before anyone else,” said Elias Plishner, executive VP of worldwide digital marketing for Sony Pictures. “Summer vacation has officially started, and this movie will be a perfect way for families and friends to spend quality time together.”

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has a voice cast featuring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks.
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MTV Launches Studio, Sets ‘Daria,’ ‘Real World,’ ‘Aeon Flux’ Revivals

MTV Launches Studio, Sets ‘Daria,’ ‘Real World,’ ‘Aeon Flux’ Revivals
MTV has launched a new production unit, MTV Studios — and with it put in the works a batch of new shows and revivals of properties from the Viacom-owned cable channel’s extensive content library.

Among the initial MTV Studios slate is a new iteration of the animated series “Daria” from “Inside Amy Schumer” writer Grace Edwards; “Teen Wolf” creator Jeff Davis’s reimagining of sci-fi animated series “Aeon Flux” with fellow exec producer Gale Anne Hurd; a revival with Bunim/Murray Productions of reality series “The Real World”; and a new version of unscripted series “Made.”

Also in the works
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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Stomps to $15.3 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Stomps to $15.3 Million on Thursday Night
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” stomped to $15.3 million on Thursday night.

The Universal-Amblin Entertainment sequel is expected to debut between $130 million to $140 million when it opens Friday at 4,475 domestic sites.

The fifth film in the “Jurassic” franchise, which carries a production budget of $170 million, began its overseas rollout two weeks ago and has already pocketed $450 million from 51 international markets, led by $111 million in China. Reviews have been mixed for “Fallen Kingdom,” which currently holds a 53% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Jurassic World” launched with $18.5 million in Thursday night previews three years ago. The preview number for “Fallen Kingdom” is the 34th-largest of all time. Only 48 films have topped the $10 million mark in Thursday night previews, led by $57 million for 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Set four years after the events of “Jurassic World,” “Fallen Kingdom” follows Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters as they attempt to save the remaining
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Movie Ticketing Service Sinemia Introduces Family Plans

Amping up the battle of the movie ticket subscription services, MoviePass rival Sinemia has announced a new, five-tiered pricing plan.

California-based Sinemia unveiled Friday family plans for two, three, four, five, and six people. It touted the new system as making it easier than ever for moviegoing families and friends to select seats together in advance.

“Our Sinemia for Two plans have been very popular among our subscribers, which shows that moviegoers love to go to the movies with their family and friends,” said Sinemia founder and CEO Rifat Oguz. “Expanding this into broader Family Plans is the next logical step for us. We take an analytical approach to the market, and after looking at the data from the five countries where Sinemia is available, we believe these new plans are the best fit for families and friend groups ranging from two to six people.”

Sinemia family plan options include
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Roars to $15.3 Million at Thursday Box Office

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Roars to $15.3 Million at Thursday Box Office
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” roared to $15.3 million at the Thursday box office, compared to “Jurassic World’s” preview number of $18.5 million in 2015.

Universal is projecting an opening weekend of $130-140 million, but multiple analysts who spoke with TheWrap said that competition from “Incredibles 2” could weigh down those numbers, with an opening of $120-130 million more likely. A $120-140 million start is around what the first “Jurassic World” was expected to make before it blew away expectations with a $208 million launch.

So far, the sequel has grossed $450.1 million worldwide, with markets including China, Germany, India, Malaysia, Russia, Spain and South Korea.

Also Read: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Post-Credits Scene Explained

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Daniella Pineda, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell and Toby Jones. J.A. Bayona directed, and Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow penned the script. Trevorrow, Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall produced.
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Tom Arnold Tweets Photo With Ex-Trump Attorney Michael Cohen: ‘This Dude Has All the Tapes’

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Tom Arnold has posted a photo of himself with ex-Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen, and tells NBC News that the two met in Manhattan to discuss their mutual enemy.

Roseanne Barr’s ex-husband says Cohen — who is under investigation by federal prosecutors ― talked to him for a Vice show Arnold is filming in which he searches for damning audio and video tapes of Trump. The show is expected to air later this year.

“We’ve been on the other side of the table and now we’re on the same side,” Arnold said. “It’s on! I hope he [Trump] sees the picture of me and Michael Cohen and it haunts his dreams.”

Also Read: 'The Conners': ABC Orders 'Roseanne' Spinoff Straight-to-Series for This Fall

Here’s the hopeful-nightmare photo:

I love New York pic.twitter.com/J7AJg1HiHo

— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 22, 2018

Cohen retweeted the photo.

Also
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