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Michelle Yeoh reuniting with Crazy Rich Asians co-star Henry Golding on Last Christmas

THR is reporting that Michelle Yeoh has signed on to appear alongside her Crazy Rich Asians co-star Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) in Last Christmas, an upcoming rom-com from director Paul Feig.

Written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings and set to feature the music of the late George Michael, the film sees Clarke playing Kate, “an elf in a year-round Christmas shop, who begins dating Tom (Golding), a guy who seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of her barriers.”

See Also: Crazy Rich Asians 2 still some time away, says Constance Wu

Michelle Yeoh returns as Emperor Georgiou this January for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, and has also recently been announced as headlining her own spinoff TV series. She will next be seen on the big screen in Joe Carnahan’s action thriller Boss Level,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Member Leslie Jones Inks With CAA

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Member Leslie Jones Inks With CAA
Exclusive: Two-time Primetime Emmy nominee and Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones has signed with CAA.

The stand-up comedian and actress will continue to be represented by Hunter Seidman at Integral Entertainment and attorney Melissa Fox at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, Llp. She continues to be repped by Apa in regards to touring. Jones was previously unrepresented in film and TV before CAA.

Having started her career in stand-up with a feature performer appearance at Montreal’s Just for Laughs and the Aspen Comedy Festival, Jones auditioned for SNL in December 2013. In the middle of season 39 (January 2014) Jones joined the writing staff, and was made a featured player in October 2014 during season 40. During season 42 (2016-2017) she was promoted to rep status and continues to excel on the show with such characters as Michelle Obama, Omarosa Manigault and Shelly Duncan to name a few. Jones
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Spider-Women, Captain Marvel & Harley Quinn: Females Fly In The Face Of Old Hollywood Perceptions

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Forty years ago the big holiday hit was Superman, Hollywood’s very first superhero blockbuster. Warner Bros marketed the movie by promising the sky to moviegoers: “You’ll believe a man can fly.”

Now, four decades later, that promise should be rewritten to reflect a new era of superhero blockbusters: “You better believe a woman can fly, too.”

Deadline broke the news this week that Sony is ramping up a Spider-Women film that will feature three female iterations of Marvel’s wall-crawling Spider-Man and a script by Bek Smith. The project joins a growing wave of female superhero projects in the works that will test the conventional assumption that the mask-and-cape genre is a “boys only” sector.

Skeptics would point to the all-female revamp of Ghostbusters as a reminder that gender stunts with genre properties can fall flat. But the success of Wonder Woman has been a lighting-rod moment for a female “super-empowerment” craze.
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Daily Dead’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Horror and Science Fiction Games Galore

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Happy Wednesday, dear readers! For today’s Holiday Gift Guide installment, Daily Dead is bringing you a bonanza of board games that genre fans would undoubtedly enjoy playing and sharing with other friends during this holiday season and beyond. We’re featuring a wide array of games, too, including this year’s horror-themed Trivial Pursuit, tons of geeky versions of other popular board games, Mondo’s The Thing-inspired game, Mixtape Massacre, and so much more.

And, because it’s become an annual tradition around here, Daily Dead will once again be giving away a prize pack of movies and goodies for 10 lucky readers, thanks to this year’s Hgg sponsor, Rlje Films. Winners will receive one copy of the upcoming Christmas anthology All the Creatures Were Stirring, one other title from Rlje Films, and a few other horror-tastic surprises, just in time for the holidays. To enter, send an email to contest@dailydead.
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The Pick of the Flicks Podcast #17 – Anna and the Apocalypse director John McPhail on Ghostbusters

On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite movie. This week, director John McPhail stops by to chat about sci-fi comedy classic Ghostbusters

This week, filmmaker John McPhail pops in to chat about his new Christmas zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse, as well as his choice of favourite film – 1984’s Ghostbusters. He discusses the precise alchemy of the casting, the combination of character with comedy and the shortcomings of improv-focused modern comedy movies.

See Also: Listen to last week’s podcast with film critic Sarah Buddery on Jaws

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Tom Beasley is a freelance film journalist and wrestling fan. Follow him on Twitter via @TomJBeasley for movie opinions, wrestling stuff and puns.

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Elvis Mitchell to Interview Top Filmmakers for Epix Docuseries

Elvis Mitchell to Interview Top Filmmakers for Epix Docuseries
Elvis Mitchell is hitting the road for Epix.

The premium cable network is teaming with the journalist for Elvis Goes There, a four-part docuseries in which Mitchell travels with A-list filmmakers and actors to places around the word that have inspired them. Each hourlong episode will feature unprecedented access and explore how each location shaped their work and identity.

Filmmakers Paul Feig (Ghostbusters), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Creed) and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) are slated to appear in the series, which will reportedly feature actors as well. The series will bow Monday,...
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PCAs Finalist Melissa McCarthy Knows How to Bring the Laughs! Check Out Her Funniest Roles Ever

PCAs Finalist Melissa McCarthy Knows How to Bring the Laughs! Check Out Her Funniest Roles Ever
Melissa McCarthy has come a long way since playing Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls back in the early '00s. The 48-year-old actress is now a bona fide leading lady as proven by her being named a finalist at this year's People's Choice Awards. The Illinois native is up for the Comedy Star of 2018 category for her laugh-out-loud film Life of the Party at the PCAs and it's super funny.  McCarthy's comedic chops are no secret at this point with roles in Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call that prove the actress knows just what to do to get audiences laughing. If that's not enough of a reason to vote for McCarthy, the actress starred in,...
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Check Out PCAs Triple Finalist Chris Hemsworth's Most Outstanding Roles

Check Out PCAs Triple Finalist Chris Hemsworth's Most Outstanding Roles
No matter the genre, audiences are loving Chris Hemsworth. If you don't believe us, all you need to do is see how many categories the Avengers actor is a 2018 People's Choice Awards finalist for. Spoiler alert: it's three! The 35-year-old star made it to the final round of voting in three acting categories including Male Movie Star of 2018 and Action Star of 2018 for Avengers: Infinity War as well as Drama Movie Star of 2018 for 12 Strong. In addition to taking on action and dramatic roles throughout his career, the Melbourne native has also brought the laughs with comedic parts in Vacation and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. Take a look back at all of the...
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Sequel Bits: Halloween, Ghostbusters 4, Nacho Libre 2, Spy 2, and More

Sequel Bits: Halloween, Ghostbusters 4, Nacho Libre 2, Spy 2, and More
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Paul Feig talks about his planned vision for a Ghostbusters: Answer the Call sequel Feig also gives an update on the progress of Spy 2 Producer Jason Blum talks about potential sequels to his upcoming take on Halloween Jack Black wants another Nacho Libre movie Director David Leitch shares a […]

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Plenty Of Laughs And Thrills With 'A Simple Favor' Stars Blake Lively And Anna Kendrick

On the surface, there seems to be very little funny about A Simple Favor, the film that brings together Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. Certainly not the plot, which centers around Stephanie (Anna), a mommy blogger who is determined to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake) sudden disappearance from their small town after being asked to pick her son up from school. From there, the story includes betrayals and reversals, a dead body, and the question soon to be asked by pretty much everyone: who is duping whom? But then, when you hear that the film is directed by Paul Feig (Ghostbusters: Answer the Call), it at least provides an explanation of why there's plenty of dark humor here as well. "Thrillers are my favorite thing to watch, because as an audience you're engaged, you're being pulled along, you're being surprised, and you're having the rug pulled out from under you occasionally,
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Paul Feig to direct Emma Thompson-scripted Last Christmas

Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig has signed on to direct Universal Pictures’ Last Christmas, which has been scripted by Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) and playwright Bryony Kimmings (A Pacifict’s Guide to the War on Cancer).

Deadline reports that plot details for Last Christmas are being kept under wraps, but the film is said to be a holiday romance taking place in London. In addition to writing, Thompson is also serving as producer alongside David Livingstone (Judy).

Since his last big screen offering Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Feig has helmed the TV movie Girls Code, while his next feature film – the thriller A Simple Favor starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick – is set for release this September. Watch the trailer here.

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Sandra Bullock Thinks The Backlash To The Ghostbusters Reboot Was Unfair

The insane levels of hatred levelled at the 2016 Ghostbusters remake was seriously disturbing. With its all-female cast and outspoken progressive credentials, the film landed smack dab in the middle of a culture war that’s still being viciously fought to this day.

The 1984 original was one of my favorite movies as a kid and I loved The Real Ghostbusters cartoon – and prior to release I was even busily arguing that there was no reason an all-female Ghostbusters wouldn’t work. In case you couldn’t tell, I really, really wanted the reboot to be good. But, sadly for its would-be defenders, it sucked big time.

Now, with Ocean’s 8 carrying the gender-flipped movies baton in 2018, star Sandra Bullock has weighed in on why the reception to the Ghostbusters reboot infuriated her so much:

That was unfair on a level that I can’t even not be mad about talking about.
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Ocean's 8 Gives Hollywood's Heist Genre the Feminine Touch - One Minute Movie Review

Ocean's 8 is the latest addition to the Ocean's franchise, this time handing the heist series off to the sister of Danny Ocean and her talented team. Unlike 2016's Ghostbusters, this all-girl reboot is sure to satisfy fans of the Ocean's trilogy.

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

You can check out more 1-minute reviews on One Minute Critic's Instagram or Youtube page.
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Second Opinion – Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Ocean’s 8, 2018.

Directed by Gary Ross.

Starring Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Richard Armitage, Dakota Fanning, and James Corden.

Synopsis:

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

As George Clooney’s Danny Ocean passes the franchise torch to his estranged sister, Gary Ross’ Ocean’s 8 aims to prove million-dollar heists aren’t just a man’s game. Ladies can be Ghostbusters now, after all. Why not notorious thieves? Ross and co-writer Olivia Milch downsize from luxurious Las Vegas casinos to New York City’s historical museums, which also reduces “wow” factors a dabble. Danny’s plans were always extravagant, intricate and recklessly showy, and that’s not to say Debbie is any less talented – but it’s a different snatch game this time around. Ross doesn’t showcase
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Party Report: Miley Cyrus and Bill Murray Are New Drinking Buddies at George Clooney’s AFI Bash (Photos)

Party Report: Miley Cyrus and Bill Murray Are New Drinking Buddies at George Clooney’s AFI Bash (Photos)
George Clooney’s costars (like Cate Blanchett), pals (like Jennifer Aniston) and studio heads flooded the home of the Oscars to honor him with the AFI Life Achievement Award on Thursday.

Bill Murray and Miley Cyrus’ backstage party for two topped the social scene at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Three-and-a-half years in, George and Amal are still newlyweds, right?

Also Read: 'Friends' Reunion Will 'Never' Happen, But Ross and Rachel Are Still Together, Co-Creator Says (Exclusive)

Shirley MacLaine pulled an Adrien Brody. Clooney produced “The Graduate” spinoff “Rumor Has It” with MacLaine and…

Jennifer Aniston (far right) with Courtney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel head writer Molly McNearney, and Cindy Crawford posed together. Didn’t we just hear that that a “Friends” reunion was “never happening”?

Clooney’s close pal and Casamigos Tequila partner Rande Gerber was on the scene. Kimmel (here with Laura Dern backstage) plugged and chugged the pricey booze on stage.
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Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Runs Off With $4 Million on Thursday Night

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Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Runs Off With $4 Million on Thursday Night
Female-led heist comedy “Ocean’s 8” has grabbed an impressive $4 million on Thursday night.

A24’s horror movie “Hereditary” earned $1.3 million at 2,964 locations from previews.

The preview number came in well above the $3.4 million taken in two years ago by the gender-swapping “Ghostbusters” reboot, which went on to post a $46 million opening weekend.

Warner Bros.’ “Ocean’s 8” is eyeing a domestic debut between $33 million and $40 million at 4,145 sites — about 500 more than any of the previous “Ocean’s” movies. The film received a small head start on Wednesday night, as AMC Theatres hosted preview screenings in 36 locations as part of a girls’ night out promotion.

The spinoff stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Awkwafina. Bullock plays the estranged sister of Danny Ocean (George Clooney’s character in the remakes). After getting released from jail, she recruits a crew of seven to pull
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‘Ocean’s 8’ Steals $4 Million at Thursday Box Office

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‘Ocean’s 8’ Steals $4 Million at Thursday Box Office
“Ocean’s 8” earned $4 million at the Thursday box office, on its way to a mid-$30s opening weekend.

In comparison, the all-female remake of “Ghostbusters” earned $3.4 million in previews before grossing $46 million its opening weekend.

“Ocean’s 8” follows Danny Ocean’s estranged sister, Debbie (Sandra Bullock) as she organizes an elaborate heist to steal a priceless $150 million necklace from the Met Gala. The film’s ensemble cast includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden and Dakota Fanning. Gary Ross directed from a script he co-wrote with Olivia Milch, with Soderbergh producing with Susan Ekins. The film currently has a 71 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also Read: Can 'Ocean's 8' Steal a Huge Box Office Haul Like 'Ocean's Eleven' Did?

The production budget for “Ocean’s 8” was a reported $70 million. By comparison, “Ocean’s Eleven” was made on
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‘Hotel Artemis’ Review: Jodie Foster’s Acting Return & Impressive Cast Make Noirish Curiosity Worth Watching

‘Hotel Artemis’ Review: Jodie Foster’s Acting Return & Impressive Cast Make Noirish Curiosity Worth Watching
It has been five years since Elysium, the last time Jodie Foster headlined a movie on camera, and for her return she has chosen another futuristic tale, Hotel Artemis — a rather odd duck of a project. In this dystopian crime thriller, she is considerably aged up and known only as The Nurse, a take-all-prisoners woman who for 22 years has run the Hotel Artemis, an Art Deco-looking building in 2028 Los Angeles whose penthouse serves as an emergency hospital for criminals who are “members.” Getting into the Hotel Artemis is harder than entering CIA headquarters, and you have to have a special microchip in your arm to pass through the tightly secured building. It is a very exclusive club indeed, and Foster’s Nurse doesn’t allow exceptions or rules to be broken.

In a compact 93 minutes, writer-director Drew Pearce, known mostly for scripting Iron Man 3 (with new scripts listed on
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Ghostbusters Fan Fest Announced for 35th Anniversary

Ghostbusters Fan Fest Announced for 35th Anniversary
Ghostbusters is getting its own fan convention next year. In anticipation of Ghostbusters Day tomorrow, which celebrates the anniversary of the classic sci-fi/comedy released 34 years ago on June 8, 1984, Wizard World, Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps have teamed up to announce the Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World, to be held June 8-9, 2019 at Ghost Corps headquarters on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, California. Wizard World, which produces the largest touring pop culture convention series, will produce the Ghostbusters Fan Fest. John D. Maatta, Wizard World CEO, had this to say about the news.

"Wizard World is proud to team with Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps to celebrate the anniversary of a film which has been the source of enjoyment for so many of our fans over the years. We are honored that these keepers of the Ghostbusters legacy have entrusted us with producing the
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'Ocean's 8' Will Run Off With Weekend #1 & 'Hereditary' Readies Record Debut for A24

'Ocean's 8' Will Run Off With Weekend #1 & 'Hereditary' Readies Record Debut for A24
One year ago, fueled by female audiences, Wonder Woman was lighting up the summer box office, en route to becoming the third largest domestic release of 2017. This weekend, the female-led ensemble cast of Ocean's 8 looks to deliver some solid results of its own following a downer weekend last week. Also hitting theaters is A24's much-talked about horror film Hereditary as well as Global Road's Hotel Artemis. Meanwhile, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is getting its start internationally this weekend, two weeks ahead of its domestic bow. Debuting in a healthy 4,145 theaters, Ocean's 8 features a massive ensemble including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina and Mindy Kaling. The film fits within the Ocean's film franchise, which began with the 2001 remake starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon and debuted with $38.1 million. That filmed spawned two sequels, the last of which hit theaters eleven years ago,
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