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David Mackenzie’s ‘Outlaw King’ Adds Billy Howle

6 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Actor Billy Howle has joined Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Florence Pugh in David Mackenzie’s (Hell Or High Water) upcoming Netflix film Outlaw King. The Looming Tower scribe Bash Doran drafted the screenplay, which tells the story of Robert The Bruce (Pine), the king who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in Scotland. Howle will play Prince of Wales who goes head to head with Robert The Bruce to secure the Scottish… »


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Warner Bros. Touts $1B ‘Conjuring’ Universe With ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Success

4 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

So many “universes” since the Marvel Universe brand. Universal touts its Monsters universe and yes, Warner Bros. has one, too, now. It’s call The Conjuring universe. After the successful box office launch of New Line Cinema's latest horror offering Annabelle: Creation, Warner Bros. just announced that James Wan and producer Peter Safran's Conjuring “universe” of films have reached the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box  office. Annabelle: Creation opened to $35M… »


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‘Girls Trip’ Crosses $100 Million at Domestic Box Office

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” has crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office after four weeks, to become the studio’s sixth film to reach that milestone this year.

Girls Trip” has also taken in $9.9 million internationally as it starts its foreign rollout. Australia and Romania will release the film on Aug. 31, with additional markets launching the film through the end of the year.

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Girls Trip” debuted behind “Dunkirk” with a surprisingly strong $31.2 million at the North American box office over its opening weekend on July 21 to July 23, making it the highest-grossing opening for a live-action comedy of the year. It dropped only 36% in its second weekend.

Girls Trip” broke the summer’s streak of underperforming R-rated comedies such as “Rough Night” and “The House.” Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith star as four friends attending the Essence Music »


- Dave McNary

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Sonny Landham Dead: 'Predator' and '48 Hours' Actor Was 76.

4 hours ago | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Sonny Landham -- who played Billy the self-knifing military badass in "Predator" -- has passed away in a Kentucky hospital at the age of 76 from congestive heart failure.  Landham was part of Arnold Schwarzenegger's band of special forces soldiers in the 1987 flick -- and starred in the famous scene where he tried to go one-on-one with the alien armed only with a knife.  He lost ... but he went down in a frickin' blaze of glory. »


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‘Super Troopers 2’ Lands Spring 2018 Release Date

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight has set an April 20, 2018, release date for “Super Troopers 2” — 17 years after the original.

Jay Chandrasekhar is directing the comedy sequel, as he did on the original. Filmmaking team Broken Lizard raised $4.4 million in a 30-day crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2015 that saw more than 50,000 contributors. It was one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns for a movie along with the $5.7 million raised by fans for the “Veronica Mars” movie starring Kristen Bell.

Donation incentives for “Super Tropers 2” on the first day included a producer title for $10,000, a speaking actor role for $10,000, a trip to the ballpark with the main actors for $15,000, and the patrol car to be used in the filming for $35,000. “Super Troopers 2” met the initial goal of $2 million (set by Fox Searchlight) in 26 hours.

Super Troopers 2” reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. The »


- Dave McNary

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Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher to Star in ‘Shaft’ Sequel

10 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After originally planning a full reboot of the ’70s classic, New Line is reverting back to a familiar formula for the next installment of “Shaft,” while also leaving the door open for a new face to take over the franchise.

Sources tell Variety that Samuel L. Jackson is in negotiations to reprise his role of the titular character with “Survivor’s Remorse” star Jessie T. Usher in talks to play Jackson’s son in the film.

Tim Story is directing a script from “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris.

The original 1971 version — based on Ernest Tidyman’s novel — starred Richard Roundtree as a smooth private detective who’s hired by a drug lord to find his kidnapped daughter. The character became a pop culture icon and the theme song, written by Isaac Hayes, went on to win an Oscar.

Paramount Pictures rebooted the film in 2002 with Samuel L. Jackson taking over the role, and »


- Justin Kroll

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Adam Driver Teases "Unexpected" Kylo Ren Development in 'Last Jedi'

11 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's a trap! Or maybe not. 

Adam Driver will intrigue Star Wars fans with a Sunday interview on the Today show in which he discusses his Sith character, Kylo Ren. 

The 33-year-old actor doesn't give anyway any specifics, obviously, but he does make a comment that is interesting when asked by Willie Geist if fans "will be happy with that happens to Kylo." 

Driver responds, "God, I hope. I think it will be hopefully unexpected." 

Now, this could mean anything. Perhaps Luke or Rey cut him down or maybe he pulls a Darth Vader and redeems himself. Or maybe none of the »


- Ryan Parker

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Eric Zumbrunnen, Film Editor and Frequent Spike Jonze Collaborator, Dies at 52

17 August 2017 4:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Eric Zumbrunnen, an inventive film editor who worked with director Spike Jonze on several films, music videos and commercials, has died. He was 52.

Zumbrunnen died Aug. 1 of stomach cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, Jason Kasperski of Prodigy Public Relations told The Hollywood Reporter.

Creative kindred spirits, Zumbrunnen and Jonze collaborated for more than two decades, teaming for the features Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation (2002), Where the Wild Things Are (2009) and Her (2013), an Oscar nominee for best picture.

Zumbrunnen won the best edited feature film award (comedy or musical) from the American Cinema Editors for Being »


- Mike Barnes

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The ‘Logan Lucky’ Easter Egg Movie Fans Should Watch Out For

7 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In addition to making an astonishing variety of high-quality films, director Steven Soderbergh also works in the booze industry. Since 2010, he’s been importing and distributing Singani 63. It’s a distilled Bolivian spirit he went nuts for while shooting Che in South America. The drink has previously appeared in David Fincher’s work, and now it’s in the new Steven Soderbergh […]

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- Jack Giroux

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How It's Director Feels About The Original Miniseries

57 minutes ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

For more than two decades, the It TV miniseries was the only adaptation Stephen King fans had of his horror novel. Here's how Andres Muschietti, director of the upcoming It movie, feels about that miniseries. »

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10 Most Important Movies to Understand Racism and Facism in America

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Consider this list as a syllabus for a course that could be titled The Cinema of a Divided America. These ten features and documentaries, listed in order of their release, reflect how film has reflected — and, in some cases, fueled — attitudes about racial polarization and radical right movements in our country. For better or worse, all of them remain quite relevant. Especially right now.

Related storiesShould White Filmmakers Be Telling the Story of 'Detroit'?Crashes Fuel High-Risk Oscar Race'Birth of a Nation,' 'Moonlight' Score Six NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List) »

- Joe Leydon

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Superhero Bits: The Joker’s Real Name, Extinct Marvel and DC Crossovers, The Tick Clip & More

2 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Did you know there was a Spider-Man 2 deleted scene where J. Jonah Jameson put on the Spidey suit? Will we ever see a crossover between Marvel Comics and DC Comics again? What will The Joker‘s real name be in Batman: White Knight? Which iconic 1980s vehicle will be appearing in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow […]

The post Superhero Bits: The Joker’s Real Name, Extinct Marvel and DC Crossovers, The Tick Clip & More appeared first on /Film. »


- Ethan Anderton

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The Hilarious Way Kingsman: The Golden Circle Is Using The Solar Eclipse To Its Advantage

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The United States is being treated to a solar eclipse next month, and the Kingsman: The Golden Circle marketing team is using this event for something special. »

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‘American Made’ Featurette: Tom Cruise Dabbles in Drugs, Guns and Money Laundering

3 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Right now Tom Cruise is out of commission with a broken ankle, halting the production of Mission: Impossible 6 for anywhere from six weeks to three months. But if you still need your fix of Cruise in the meantime this fall will deliver a big dose of the international superstar in the true story of […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Roman Polanski: judge rejects request from victim to dismiss rape case

3 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ruling follows first appearance in the case by Samantha Geimer, who was 13 years old when the director sexually assaulted her in Los Angeles in 1977

A judge has rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.

Superior court judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski remained a fugitive from justice and that the court could not dismiss a case “merely because it would be in the victim’s best interest”.

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‘The Big Sick’ Deleted Scenes Showcase All the Dad Jokes and Bad Puns That Didn’t Make It In

3 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Contrary to the title, it’s hard to get sick of The Big Sick. The sleeper hit of the summer, The Big Sick was absolutely charming with its romantic-comedy twist on Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon‘s somewhat sad semi-autobiographical tale. But it’s also funny as hell. It’s a movie by a stand-up comedian about stand-up comedians, and […]

The post ‘The Big Sick’ Deleted Scenes Showcase All the Dad Jokes and Bad Puns That Didn’t Make It In appeared first on /Film. »


- Hoai-Tran Bui

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