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'Curse of La Llorona' Looks to Lead Calm Weekend before the 'Avengers' Storm

'Curse of La Llorona' Looks to Lead Calm Weekend before the 'Avengers' Storm
Following a strong performance in March, the domestic box office has slowed throughout the early part of April and this weekend won't be much different. Of course, just like last April saw Avengers: Infinity War close out the month, this April will conclude with the highly anticipated release of Avengers: Endgame, and studios are making way for the release by saving any major releases for the weeks following Endgame's debut. As for this week's newcomers, we're seeing several titles made for specifically targeted audiences such as Wednesday's debuts of Breakthrough and Disneynature's Penguins along with tomorrow's launch of The Curse of La Llorona. Warner Bros. and New Line are looking at their third straight weekend with the #1 film, this time around with the horror release, The Curse of La Llorona, debuting in 3,372 locations. While not specifically billed as a new entry in the Conjuring franchise, La Llorona does co-star
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Clint Eastwood May Direct ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’

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Clint Eastwood May Direct ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’
Clint Eastwood may direct “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” a look at a security guard whose life gets turned upside down after media reports identified him as a possible suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing.

The film is currently set up at Disney/Fox and could reunite Eastwood with Alan Horn, the current Disney Studios chief who worked with the filmmaker when he was in charge of Warner Bros. motion picture division. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio had originally been attached to star, but they will no longer appear in the movie. Their involvement will be limited to producing the film.

Eastwood’s involvement could change. He circled the project several years ago before opting to direct “Sully” with Tom Hanks. “O.J.: Made in America” director Ezra Edelman was last person to consider the project.

Eastwood had a box office success with last year’s drug runner drama “The Mule,
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Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary

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Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary
Alex Ross Perry will write and direct the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Rest Stop” for Legendary, the distributor announced on Thursday.

Craig Flores will produce through his Bread & Circuses banner, while Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee for Legendary.

More to come…

Read original story Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary At TheWrap
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"Sharp Objects" (probably) won’t have a Season 2 after all

Don’t tell mama, but a second season of “Sharp Objects” is very much looking unlikely now.

Last month at SXSW, showrunner Marti Noxon shared that she and Gillian Flynn, author of the book on which the limited series is based, were having conversations about possibly continuing the Amy Adams-led hit, a la “Big Little Lies.” But Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming, tells our sister site Deadline that he doubts there will be a follow-up season to the current Best Limited Series Emmy contender.

“They haven’t come to us with anything, and my suspicion is one season was right for that show,” Bloys said. “I can’t imagine getting everybody back. The hard thing about these things that are one season is trying to get everybody back together, but also, it feels like the one season was the right thing for that show. It was the right ending,
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Cannes: 2019 Lineup Includes Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Four Films by Women

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Cannes: 2019 Lineup Includes Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Four Films by Women
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup, boosting the number of female filmmakers in official selection to 13, four of whom will compete for the Palme d’Or. The number of Americans is also up, including Terrence Malick (“A Hidden Life”), Ira Sachs (Isabelle Huppert starrer “Frankie”), and director Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die,” which was previously announced as the opening night film.

Conspicuously absent from the titles announced during the Paris-based press conference was Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which is still in editing, according to artistic director Thierry Frémaux, and which he hopes will be completed in time to premiere at Cannes.

Other high-profile films in the lineup include Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory,” now playing in Spanish cinemas, and new films from past Palme d’Or winners Ken Loach (“Sorry We Missed You”), who has competed 13 times before, and
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"Underground Railroad": Joel Edgerton Cast As A Slave Catcher In Barry Jenkins’ Amazon Series

Sure, there’s just an overabundance of incredible TV series for you to watch nowadays. Just when we think we’ve reached the peak of Peak TV, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney, or one of the other million studios announces yet another project that gets us hyped. But even with the overwhelming number of quality series available that clog your queue, you can’t help but be thankful that the era of Peak TV brings us something like “Underground Railroad.”

Amazon’s upcoming series from the mind of Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins is gaining speed as it approaches production.
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Tessa Thompson thinks 'Thor 4' has been pitched to Marvel

Tessa Thompson thinks 'Thor 4' has been pitched to Marvel
Tessa Thompson, one of the stars of Thor: Ragnarok, says that Thor 4, directed by Taika Waititi, has been pitched.

Thor might not have gotten off to the most blockbuster start but the franchise’s latest effort, Thor Ragnarok, certainly captured the imagination, delighting fans and critics around the world.

The future of characters like Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond Avengers: Endgame isn’t quite clear at the moment but fans of the Asgardian will be delighted to hear that Thor 4, directed by Taika Waititi, has been pitched, according to Tessa Thompson. In a recent interview with La Times, she said:

“I heard that a pitch has happened for [another Thor film]. I don’t know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened. I think the idea is Taika Waititi [who directed ‘Ragnarok‘] would come back.”

Does the idea of Thor 4 directed by Waititi sound good to you? Let us know in the comments below on Twitter @flickeringmyth…

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HBO Preps Docuseries on NXIVM, Self-Help Group Tied To Sex-Trafficking Case

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HBO Preps Docuseries on NXIVM, Self-Help Group Tied To Sex-Trafficking Case
It sounded like a screenplay the moment the feds unsealed the indictments, and now HBO Documentary Films is producing a docuseries exploring the NXIVM organization. That’s the name of the ersatz self-improvement group with which Smallville alumna Allison Mack was involved. She recently pleaded guilty to racketeering charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy in the case.

Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated driectors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer are helming the untitled series, which will follow a range of people who joined the group. NXIVM has been under siege, with serious federal charges brought against its highest members including founder Keith Raniere. The program will take a deep, nuanced look at experiences of its members, spotlighting their universal desire for personal growth, HBO said.

Noujaim’s interest in the subject began in 2010 when she took NXIVM's introductory “Executive Success Program” workshop.
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Why There's a Good Chance We Might See Anakin in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

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Why There's a Good Chance We Might See Anakin in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
Between his love for his family and his rise to evil, Anakin Skywalker flaunts one of the richest stories of any antihero in Star Wars and, more broadly, pop culture. The release of The Rise of Skywalker is just around the corner, and we can't help but wonder if this iconic fallen Jedi will return to cap off the sequel trilogy. Luckily, there are certainly many factors that point toward a tentative yes, so let's investigate them closely.

Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin in the prequels, hasn't been officially confirmed as part of the cast. Still, we can't imagine the third trilogy ending without Anakin. With Palpatine's return, it only makes sense that Anakin will come back to complete a full-circle narrative with the prequel and original trilogies in mind. Remember that the new title is The Rise of Skywalker. While this could refer to Ben Solo, who, through Leia,
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Noah Centineo’s ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Pushed To 2020, Distressing Teens & Middle-Aged Toy Collectors Worldwide

Noah Centineo’s ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Pushed To 2020, Distressing Teens & Middle-Aged Toy Collectors Worldwide
If you listen closely, you’ll hear the combined cries of middle-aged men and teenage girls from around the world. Why? Because it’s been announced that the upcoming adaptation of popular ‘80s toy line/cartoon “Masters of the Universe” has been pushed back from later this year until 2020. That means that we still are at least a year away from heartthrob Noah Centineo showing us what he’s got as the popular character He-Man.
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Cannes: Thierry Fremaux on the Lineup’s Record Number of Female Directors, American Cinema and Political Films

Cannes: Thierry Fremaux on the Lineup’s Record Number of Female Directors, American Cinema and Political Films
The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled a lineup for its 72nd edition that includes some high-profile Hollywood titles, genre movies and films from 13 female directors. The official selection has been applauded by many for mixing established auteurs like Pedro Almodovar (“Pain and Glory”), Terrence Malick (“A Hidden Life”) and Xavier Dolan (“Matthias and Maxime”) with newcomers such as French-Senegalese helmer Mati Diop (“Atlantique”) and Ladj Ly (“Les Miserables”).

Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux sat with Variety to discuss the showing of political films, the presence of women filmmakers in the official selection and the festival’s relationship with American cinema.

Although this year’s competition roster is less political than last year, you have a few politically minded films, especially “Les Miserables” which is inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris. This year has been marked by widespread civic unrest in France. To what extent do you take into consideration current events during the selection process?
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CBS News Sets Global ‘Earth Matters’ Reporting Effort for Earth Day

CBS News is sending correspondents to far corners of the earth for an all-day “Earth Matters” reporting effort to kick off Monday on “CBS This Morning.”

To coincide with Earth Day, five correspondents will be spread among five continents to offer in-depth reports on environmental issues and the politics in the U.S. surrounding the response to climate change and related issues.

Vladimir Duthiers will report live for “CBS This Morning” from the Amazon on the impact of deforestation in South America. Mark Phillips will report on how major cities are trying to curb CO2 emissions. Michelle Miller will look
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Watch James Corden and Andrew Garfield Audition for ‘Game of Thrones’

Watch James Corden and Andrew Garfield Audition for ‘Game of Thrones’
It’s hard to picture anyone but Kit Harington playing Jon Snow. Until, that is, you see Andrew Garfield’s take on the character. In a segment for The Late Late Show, Garfield and host James Corden revealed their auditions for several Game of Thrones characters, including Jon Snow, Jaime Lannister and Hodor.

In the clip, Garfield has some trouble with the accents, including trying to correctly pronounce “north” as Jon Snow says it. Corden repeatedly offers to “go the extra mile” to play the characters who are missing their genitals,
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Lil Dicky Enlists Bieber, Ariana, Halsey, Shawn Mendes for All-Star ‘Earth’ Video

Lil Dicky Enlists Bieber, Ariana, Halsey, Shawn Mendes for All-Star ‘Earth’ Video
For the past three years, Lil Dicky has quietly been creating one of the biggest all-star charity records since “We Are The World” and he’s finally ready to share it. “Earth,” a song about the desperate need to save the environment before it’s too late, was produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere and features the rapper alongside Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel,
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Watch Leslie Jones and Seth Meyers Hilariously React to ‘Game of Thrones’

Watch Leslie Jones and Seth Meyers Hilariously React to ‘Game of Thrones’
Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones has some strong opinions about Game of Thrones. In a recurring feature called “Game of Jones,” Seth Meyers invites Jones to watch and react to episodes of the HBO show, which the pair are continuing for the eighth and final season. In a new edition of the Late Night segment, Jones and Meyers viewed the recent season premiere and had a few thoughts about what’s coming.

“I never thought I’d be this nerdy,” Jones admits as the episode opens. “Is this the
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Hear Modest Mouse’s Record Store Day B-Side ‘I’m Still Here’

Modest Mouse have released a new track “I’m Still Here,” the b-side to their Record Store Day 7-inch. The song, which accompanied “Poison The Well” on the release, was previously only available on the physical record, which the band cryptically teased ahead of release.

Along with “Poison The Well,” the raucous track is Modest Mouse’s first new music since 2015 album Strangers To Ourselves. Modest Mouse will join The Black Keys on tour in North America this fall. The tour, dubbed “Let’s Rock,” kicks off September 23 at Denver
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Watch Cage The Elephant Perform ‘Ready To Let Go’ on ‘Colbert’

Watch Cage The Elephant Perform ‘Ready To Let Go’ on ‘Colbert’
Cage The Elephant revealed a new aesthetic on The Late Show with a performance of their recent single “Ready To Let Go.” The band played the mid-tempo rock number in front of a bright red background as frontman Matt Schulz slithered around the stage in a black latex suit and black cowboy hat.

In the clip, the musicians, the rest wearing gray suits, keep things cool and restrained. The swagger is kept to a minimum as the band poses with their instruments, with only Schulz moving around the stage.

“Ready
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Beijing: Bollywood King Shah Rukh Khan Talks Netflix Partnership, #MeToo in India

Beijing: Bollywood King Shah Rukh Khan Talks Netflix Partnership, #MeToo in India
Shah Rukh Khan, one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, made his very first trip to China this week. Upon touching down at Beijing International Airport, the 52-year-old Bollywood icon was instantly mobbed by an unexpected contingent of Chinese fans who had traveled across the country to greet him.

Known at home as "Srk," the "King of Bollywood," or simply "King Khan," he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades at home and overseas, including a French Légion d'honneur and 14 trophies at the Filmfare ...
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Film Review: ‘Nureyev’

Film Review: ‘Nureyev’
It would be absurd to say that Rudolf Nureyev lived, or danced, in anyone’s shadow. He was a man who leapt and twirled and flew onstage, all muscle but light as a feather, with a freedom and force that reconfigured the human spirit. There’s no denying, though, that over the last few decades, and especially since 1993 (the year he died of AIDS), the image of Nureyev as the flashing erotic god of ballet has been eclipsed, more than a little bit, by that of his compatriot and inheritor Mikhail Baryshnikov. There are several generations who are now more familiar with the life story, and the unearthly grace, of Misha than they are with the florid Cold War animal magnetism of Nureyev.

That makes a finely crafted, impeccably researched documentary like “Nureyev” a very welcome experience. The film’s release, on April 19, is clearly timed to coincide with the
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Film Review: ‘Die Kinder Der Toten’

The hills are alive, with the sound of music (also mastication and the moaning of zombies) in Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska’s experimental, dialogue-free, home-movie-style riff on Elfriede Jelinek’s “Die Kinder Der Toten” (The Children of the Dead). A seminal text in Jelinek’s native Austria, the 1995 book has never been translated into English, and so the directors, who are part of New York-based performance group the Nature Theater of Oklahoma were reportedly working from a sort of CliffsNotes version of this sprawling, complex, metatextual novel — one that had hitherto been dubbed “unfilmable.”

That’s an assessment barely contradicted by Copper and Liska’s tiresome adaptation, which starts out buoyantly inventive but quickly turns grating, its one-joke premise wearing thinner as the grotesquerie is layered on thicker. Initially, however, it provides an aesthetic surprise, shot in deliciously grainy Super-8 footage, set to Wolfgang Mitterer’s bizarro-folksy score and
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