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Chewbacca Smacks a Porg in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer: Go Behind the Scenes of the Movie

Chewbacca Smacks a Porg in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer: Go Behind the Scenes of the Movie
Bb-8 was the scene-stealer in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the droid felt like a distant memory the moment a porg popped up in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm aired a new 15-second TV spot during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC Thursday. Though it didn't reveal any major plot points, given its compact time constraints, it did show Chewbacca smacking a porg while piloting the Millennium Falcon—and fans loved it. Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters Dec. 15. The ensemble cast includes Kenny Baker (R2-D2), John Boyega (Finn), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Benicio Del Toro...
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Seth Meyers Set to Host 2018 Golden Globes for the First Time

Seth Meyers Set to Host 2018 Golden Globes for the First Time
Seth Meyers is taking on hosting duties at the upcoming Golden Globes. The news was announced on Thanksgiving Day in a statement from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is excited to have Seth Meyers host the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards”, said HFPA President Meher Tatna in a statement. “With his natural comedic wit and innate ability to charm audiences, Seth will help us carry on the celebratory tradition of recognizing the best in television and film at the Party of the Year.”

The Late Night host recently signed on to emcee the star-studded awards show just a few weeks before the Hollywood Foreign Press is set to hand out the coveted statues in January.

This is Meyers' first time hosting the prestigious show, as he takes the reins from The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon, who led the proceedings this past January.

Before Meyers took on the high-profile role, there was speculation
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Box Office: 'Coco' Trots Past 'Justice League' With $13.2M Wednesday

Box Office: 'Coco' Trots Past 'Justice League' With $13.2M Wednesday
As the long Thanksgiving holiday got underway, Disney and Pixar's Coco danced its way past holdover Justice League on Wednesday with an opening-day gross of $13.2 million after nabbing an A+ CinemaScore.

Wednesday's haul included $2.3 million in Tuesday night previews. Coco is playing in 3,987 theaters in North America.

Justice League took in $10.5 million from 4,051 theaters for a domestic total of $122.4 million.

At this pace, Coco, about the popular Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, should have no trouble winning the turkey trot with a five-day debut north of $70 million.

Between them, Disney...
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ First Footage: Watch Chris Pratt Play With A Baby Raptor

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ First Footage: Watch Chris Pratt Play With A Baby Raptor
The first footage from “Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom” has arrived courtesy of Colin Trevorrow’s Twitter account, which has posted an adorable video of Chris Pratt playing with a baby raptor. It’s unclear whether or not the footage is from the actual movie or if it was just taken on set, nor is it confirmed if the baby raptor is CGI or an animatronic. “The Impossible” director J.A. Boyena has promised more practical effects in the sequel.

“Obviously you don’t have real dinosaurs — sometimes you have people playing dinosaurs — but we love animatronics and we’re trying to do as much with them as possible,” he said of the sequel. “I think animatronics bring soul and reality to it. We’re trying to find the balance between animatronics and CGI in order to cheat the audience so they
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Chewbacca Abuses a Porg in New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Teaser (Video)

Chewbacca Abuses a Porg in New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Teaser (Video)
Somebody might want to call the Aspca: The new teaser for next month’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” reveals some definite Wookiee-on-porg violence. Porgs are wide-eyed seabirds from Ahch-To, the planet where Luke Skywalker has been living in exile. And one of them is swatted down by Chewbacca while freaking out aboard the Millennium Falcon in the new teaser, which also shows Luke himself (Mark Hamill) returning to the jalopy of a spaceship. Also Read: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' on Track for Cosmic $200 Million-Plus Opening Weekend “So good to have you back,” a female voice intones.
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Tommy Keene, Power Pop Musician, Dies at 59

Tommy Keene, Power Pop Musician, Dies at 59
Tommy Keene, the power pop singer-songwriter best known for the 1984 hit “Places That Are Gone,” died Wednesday at age 59, according to his official website. “Tommy passed unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep,” the website reported, offering no further details. The Maryland native first rose to attention in the ’80s and associated himself with both the New Wave and power pop movements. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) Over the years, he released albums with Geffen Records and Matador as well as multiple smaller indie labels. In addition to solo work, he also collaborated with like-minded musicians ranging from Guided by.
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‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ Turns 30: ‘Those Aren’t Pillows’ and 7 More Zingers (Photos)

‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ Turns 30: ‘Those Aren’t Pillows’ and 7 More Zingers (Photos)
Steve Martin’s Neal Page begins “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” an already perpetually irritated curmudgeon. And then he meets Del Griffith. As John Hughes’s movie turns 25 this year, we look back on what makes Del one of the most annoying characters in movie history. “Del Griffith. American Light and Fixture, shower curtain ring division.” As played by John Candy, a Canadian who had a gift for portraying wholesome and friendly Midwesterners with a surprising dark side, Del Griffith is the peak of frustratingly amicable movie figures. He’s friendly, inviting and somehow gets by easy, despite having a job you thought could.
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Canadian Industry to Establish Code of Conduct Amid Hollywood Sexual Harassment Scandals

The Canadian film and TV industry is jointly taking steps to introduce a code of conduct to end sexual harassment on and away from movie and TV sets.

Following a day-long meeting in Toronto by industry unions, guilds and associations, Canadian industry reps in a statement said they will "collaborate on an industry-wide response to sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, and violence."

"We agree to zero tolerance for such behavior. We recognize that increasing gender equality and diversity across our industry is an important part of the solution," the statement added. The proposed cross-industry code of conduct will also define "expectations...
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Uma Thurman to Harvey Weinstein: "You Don't Deserve a Bullet"

Uma Thurman to Harvey Weinstein:
Uma Thurman wants to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving — everyone except Harvey Weinstein, that is.

"Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators - I’m glad it’s going slowly - you don’t deserve a bullet)," she wrote in a post on her Instagram Thursday. She ended her post by saying, "stay tuned."

The actress has worked with Weinstein — who has been accused by more than 90 women of sexual assault, harassment and rape — on multiple films including the Kill Bill franchise and Pulp Fiction.

Thurman has yet to officially offer a statement on Weinstein,...
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Uma Thurman Posts #MeToo Message, Calls Out Harvey Weinstein: ‘You Don’t Deserve a Bullet’

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Uma Thurman Posts #MeToo Message, Calls Out Harvey Weinstein: ‘You Don’t Deserve a Bullet’
Uma Thurman took to Instagram on Thanksgiving to post a cryptic #MeToo message and called out Harvey Weinstein in the process. “I am grateful today, to be alive, for all those I love, and for all those who have the courage to stand up for others,” the actress said in her message. “I said I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face,” she continued an apparent reference to her response to a question about sexual misconduct in a “Access Hollywood” interview two weeks ago. Also Read: Uma Thurman's Reaction.
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Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite Singapore Media Festival

Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite Singapore Media Festival
Virtual Reality is the buzz phrase these days at film festivals, big and small. They are keen to explore alternate means of entertainment that might just possibly the future. The Singapore Media Festival is no different and has set up a one-day event – the Vr X Smf Ignite Conference – that will unspool Nov. 29 with a packed line-up.

Kicking off proceedings will be the keynote presentation by Mohen Leo, creative director and visual effects supervisor at ILMxLAB, an immersive entertainment and Vr laboratory belonging to Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, and Skywalker Sound. While Leo is expected to share insights about storytelling for immersive entertainment, “Star Wars” fans in Singapore will be hoping that he provides a sneak peek into “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,” a Vr joint venture between ILMxLAB and The Void, that is designed to transport users to a galaxy far, far away.

The conference continues with Allen Foo, founder and chief
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Singapore: ‘Scorpions’ Director Readies Third Film With Irrfan Khan (Exclusive)

Singapore: ‘Scorpions’ Director Readies Third Film With Irrfan Khan (Exclusive)
Top Indian director, Anup Singh is poised to reunite with star Irrfan Khan on “Lasya – The Gentle Dance.”

Singh’s “The Song of Scorpions,”, starring Khan, Golshifteh Farahani and Indian cinema legend Waheeda Rehman, is playing as a special presentation at the Singapore International Film Festival, part of the Singapore Media Festival. Singh’s previous film “Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost” also starred Khan.

“As with all film directors, I suppose, I have a few film scripts juggling in my head. I await the one that keeps flying in my imagination while the others steadily fall away,” Singh told Variety. “At the moment, that one seems to be my next film with Irrfan Khan. It will be my third film with him, a kind of conclusive trilogy bringing to some resolution, I hope, the themes that have been haunting me since “Qissa” and have continued to pursue me with “The Song of Scorpions.”

The film is
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‘Justice League’ Do-Over? Petition for a Zack Snyder Cut Hits 100,000 Signatures

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‘Justice League’ Do-Over? Petition for a Zack Snyder Cut Hits 100,000 Signatures
Fans of “Justice League” are wishing they had a version of the film based on credited director Zack Snyder’s vision, and a Change.org petition looking to fund such a cut of the film has now garnered 105,000 signatures. The petition is the work of a fan who was unhappy with Warner Bros.’ theatrical release of the DC Films sequel, for which Joss Whedon oversaw reshoots and postproduction after Snyder stepped out last spring following the death of his daughter. “To the dismay of many, the film released by WB was Not the one fans were expecting,” the petition says,
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Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti’s ‘Hippocrate’ Medical Series

Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti’s ‘Hippocrate’ Medical Series
French helmer Thomas Lilti will be making his TV debut with “Hippocrate,” a medical drama series inspired by his 2014 film, which world premiered at Cannes’ Critics’ Week.

The contemporary series, comprising eight one-hour episodes, has been commissioned by French TV channel Canal Plus.

Lilti created the series with Anais Carpita (“Call My Agent!”), Claude Le Pape (“Love at First Fight”) and Julien Lilti. “Hippocrate” is being produced by Lilti’s regular partners, Agnes Vallée and Emmanuel Barraux at 31 Juin Films.

The plot will revolve around a public hospital located in suburb of a major city where doctors have being quarantined due to a health hazard. The series follows three interns lacking experience and a forensic medical expert who don’t know each other and must join forces to handle the entire hospital and patients alone while the quarantine gets unexpectedly extended.

Hippocrate” the film was sold by Le Pacte in major territories and turned out to be a
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Luca Guadagnino Relied on a Pair of Longtime Friends for ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Decor, Costumes

Luca Guadagnino Relied on a Pair of Longtime Friends for ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Decor, Costumes
Two longtime friends of director Luca Guadagnino added their personal touch to “Call Me by Your Name,” his sensual summer romance from Sony Pictures Classics that’s set in northern Italy in 1983.

An interior decorator by trade, first-time set decorator Violante Visconti (Luchino Visconti’s grandniece) dressed the 17th-century villa where young Elio (Timothée Chalamet) lives with his scholarly parents, the Perlmans (Michael Stuhlbarg and Amira Casar) and falls for the visiting American intern Oliver (Armie Hammer).

Fashion designer and repeat Guadagnino collaborator Giulia Piersanti created the film’s understated costumes.

Visconti conceptually married the Perlmans’ worldliness with the villa’s nostalgic past to attain the eclectic, lived-in feel of a deeply loved home. “[Much] of the furniture belonged to my father,” she says. “That made it cozy and personal. The Perl-mans are open-minded. They love books, music, history. … Their house is easygoing and non-structured, with flowers from the garden, furniture from their travels. It was there
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Mar del Plata: Argentina on the Rise — Demián Rugna

Mar Del Plata — “Is there any way of stopping this?” police commissioner Funes asks paranormal expert Albreck as the body count and unearthly beings proliferate at three common-or-garden Argentine suburban chalets in Demián Rugna’s “Aterrados” (Terrified). “No,” answers Albreck, a venerable bluestocking, just before a twig-lick arm snaps out of a crack in a chalet wall aiming for her head.

Shot in widescreen, “Terrified,” which sales agent Aura Films will screen at Ventana Sur, marks a move towards the mainstream for Rugna, being made with the aim of scaring the hell out of audiences, he explained. “People just want to be scared these days,” he said. Yet “Terrified” still bears the hallmarks of the Rugna style: an art film refusal to show human-beings conquering the supernatural; a smorgasbord of fantastic sub-genres — from chiller to shockfest to cop investigation and gothic baroque — and a darkly-knowing humor that pushes the movie, in a very Argentine style,
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How 'La La Land' Songwriting Duo Created Songs for P.T. Barnum Biopic 'Greatest Showman'

How 'La La Land' Songwriting Duo Created Songs for P.T. Barnum Biopic 'Greatest Showman'
La La Land's lyrics and the Tony Award for composing the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are taking on the big top in the movie-musical P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman, out Dec. 20 from 20th Century Fox. In the songwriting contender race, the returning Oscar champs' 11 original songs in the film, from spectacular group numbers to empowering ballads, will face off against new numbers from Disney's Beauty and the Beast (by Alan Menken and Tim Rice), along with tunes from notable music industry crooners including Ryan Tedder...
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Stephen Colbert Mocks Ivanka Trump’s $3,000 Thanksgiving Clam Centerpiece (Video)

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Stephen Colbert Mocks Ivanka Trump’s $3,000 Thanksgiving Clam Centerpiece (Video)
If you have family coming over for Thanksgiving this year and your house isn’t decorated yet, as Stephen Colbert says: “Don’t worry, there’s still time to worry.” The “Late Show” host used his Thanksgiving Eve broadcast to highlight that Ivanka Trump’s website has plenty of tips and tricks to help you prepare for the big turkey day — including a centerpiece made of a giant clam shell that costs as much as $3,000. Ivanka Trump’s website claims the shells “are everywhere in home decor right now,” Colbert noted. Also Read: Gayle King Says She 'Came This Close
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Sweet Mother-of-Pearl! ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Is a Broadway Musical but Twitter’s Not Happy

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Sweet Mother-of-Pearl! ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Is a Broadway Musical but Twitter’s Not Happy
Broadway’s new “SpongeBob Squarepants Musical” made a special appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, with a performance by SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy the Squirrel in human form — causing the internet to give one collective groan. The consensus on Twitter was not to mess with the Nickelodeon cartoon, but a lot of users also expressed relief for the reason the cartoon sponge was trending on the holiday. “After seeing Spongebob Squarepants is trending, I’m just happy he hasn’t groped anyone. Thank goodness!!” one Twitter user said. Also Read: Thanksgiving Football Streaming Guide, From the Lions-Vikings NFL Matchup to the.
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