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Thor: Ragnarok has surpassed Wonder Woman at the global box office

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok has now moved past DC’s Wonder Woman at the global box office.

Much is said about the Marvel/DC rivalry, and while none of it really matters, it is certainly interesting to see how various superhero movies perform at the box office compared to one another.

Thor: Ragnarok has been doing particularly well in markets across the world, having pulled in $301 million in the Us and an impressive $833 million worldwide. Comparing this to past Thor films, Ragnarok looks even better, beating out Thor ($449 million) and Thor: The Dark World ($644 million) with considerable ease.

But it’s not just previous Thor movies that Ragnarok is besting, with the movie now surpassing the very popular Wonder Woman at the box office as well (via Box Office Mojo). The $833 million of Thor: Ragnarok has just edged it past Wonder Woman’s $821 million.

Wonder Woman, however, still has bragging rights at home,
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The God of Thunder assumes the throne in Thor: Ragnarok concept art

Marvel’s visual development supervisor Andy Park has shared a piece of production artwork for Thor: Ragnarok which sees the God of Thunder assuming his throne alongside Valkyrie, Hulk, Heimdall, and Korg.

See Also: Concept art from Thor: Ragnarok featuring alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Hela, The Grandmaster and more

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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David Harbour Says ‘Hellboy’ Is a ‘Monster Movie That’s Dark and Scary’

David Harbour Says ‘Hellboy’ Is a ‘Monster Movie That’s Dark and Scary’
David Harbour is gearing up to play a different type of Hellboy.

The actor discussed, at the Variety Studio at the Dubai International Film Festival, the challenges that come with assuming the signature superhero.

“It’s the most physical role I’ve ever played,” Harbour said. “The stunts are incredible, and the action is really incredible, and I’m way too old to be doing that stuff.”

Another trial is undergoing the aesthetic transformation involved with Hellboy’s extensive, makeup-heavy look. “It’s two to two-and-a-half hours in a chair every morning being painted red with all these prosthetics,” he said.

Harbour, who said he read “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola’s graphic novels when he was in his 20s, likened superhero movies to the mythos of ancient Greece. While they had Agamemnon, Achilles, and Cressida, modern America has Captain America, Iron Man, and Superman.

“They are mythos, so I wanted to be involved in that conversation,” he said
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From the Archives: Dylan Farrow Talks Lasting Effects of Alleged Woody Allen Sexual Abuse

From the Archives: Dylan Farrow Talks Lasting Effects of Alleged Woody Allen Sexual Abuse
In 2014, Dylan Farrow spoke to People about an open letter she wrote detailing the alleged sexual abuse she endured at the hands of her father Woody Allen. At the time, Farrow spoke out in reaction to Allen being celebrated at that year’s Golden Globes Awards ceremony, but now the writer is once again speaking up in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals that have ignited the industry and seen the resignation of powerful men like Harvey Weinstein. Take a look back at People’s 2014 deep-dive into both sides of the alleged abuse scandal and how it affected the
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If they lose this year... there's always next!

by Nathaniel R

Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart in "Mary Queen of Scots"

Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett were locked in battle for Best Actress 1998 with Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth? Before that famous Oscar battle was even over Gwynnie & Cate were co-stars on the set of their follow-up The Talented Mr Ripley (1999) one of those rare Oscar intendees that actually won far more fans After its underperformance at the Oscars. (Usually when intended Oscar giants underperform in awards season it's because people they aren't very good and/or people just don't like them.)

19 years later we have a vaguely similar situation happening...
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Dubai: Arab World Women Directors: Rana Eid, ‘Panoptic’

Dubai: Arab World Women Directors: Rana Eid, ‘Panoptic’
Panoptic,” the ambitious documentary debut of Lebanese sound designer Rana Eid, arrives at its Dubai competition berth after a world premiere at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival and a First Lights kudo from the Jihlava Film Festival in the Czech Republic. A new take on the genre of city symphony/documentary essay, Eid’s film offers a complex and poetic inquiry into Beirut’s underground and the roots of conflict in her country.

Eid started writing with the locations and general concept in mind, but the structure of the film suggested itself during editing. She says, “It is at that stage that I realized that an essay documentary will resemble more the mood I wanted to have, this trip into the core of Beirut and my own memories.”

After working as a sound editor and sound designer for compatriot filmmakers including Ghassan Salhab, Vatche Boulghourjian, Khalil Joreige, Joana Hadjithomas and Philippe Aractangi, Eid at first
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Dubai: Haifaa Al Mansour’s Female Empowerment Project ‘Miss Camel’ Wins Iwc Filmmaker Award

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Saudi director Haifaa Al Mansour’s female empowerment feature project “Miss Camel” is the winner of the Iwc Filmmaker Award, worth $100,000, awarded during the Dubai International Film Festival.

A jury headed by Cate Blanchett selected “Miss Camel” as the winner among four Arab projects. Blanchett announced the winner during a gala event Thursday evening at the One&Only Royal Mirage hotel in Dubai.

Al Mansour made waves in 2013 with “Wadjda,” about a 10-year-old Saudi girl who wants to ride a bicycle even though it is forbidden for her in her country.

She more recently directed English-language biopic “Mary Shelley” starring Elle Fanning which world premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was recently picked up for U.S. distribution by IFC Films.

The long-gestating “Miss Camel” project is about a Saudi teen named Hayla “who will do anything to escape her arranged marriage and fulfil her goal of attending art school outside of Saudi
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Irrfan Khan felicitated alongside the likes of Patrick Stewart and Cate Blanchett at the Dubai International Film Festival

Irrfan Khan felicitated alongside the likes of Patrick Stewart and Cate Blanchett at the Dubai International Film Festival
The 14th Dubai International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday and the red carpet was graced by top western, Arab and Bollywood talent. Irrfan Khan was honoured for his ‘incredible body of work’ at this much-awaited film festival which year on year sees the who’s who of international cinema gracing the festival. Irrfan Khan was presentRead More

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Sarah Paulson Says People Find Her Relationship With Holland Taylor 'Fascinating and Odd'

Sarah Paulson Says People Find Her Relationship With Holland Taylor 'Fascinating and Odd'
Sarah Paulson admits that her life is rather "unconventional," but that's not because she's dating Holland Taylor.

The 42-year-old actress is featured in Net-a-Porter’s digital magazine, The Edit, and talks about her longtime romance with the 74-year-old actress and their 32-year age difference.

"My life choices are, um, unconventional," she confides. "I’m with a much older person and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and, to me, it’s the least interesting thing about me."

Paulson adds, "But I do feel a bit unconventional."

The Emmy winner shares that when she first started dating Taylor, she was told that it could have a negative impact on her acting career. "Early on, when people found out I was with Holland, some said: 'I think you have to be careful, I’m afraid it’s going to affect your career negatively,'" she recalls. "I was like, 'What?' It never occurred to me at all."

Paulson
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‘Ocean’s 8’ Star Sandra Bullock Reveals More Info On The Heist Flick Reboot

In 2018, Ocean’s 8 will reboot the Ocean’s 11 franchise with an all-female cast, and what a cast it is! Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kailing, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina lead the film, with The Hunger Games‘ director Gary Ross calling the shots. Star Sandra Bullock revealed new Ocean’s 8 details and talked a little about the […]

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40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)

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40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)
40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos) Amy Adams (1974) Academy Award nominated Amy Adams, is best known for playing in Disney’s “Enchanted” and “American Hustle.” She most recently starred in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.” Cameron Diaz (1972) Cameron Diaz first made her mark in Hollywood with films like “There’s Something About Mary” and “The Mask.” She most recently starred alongside Will Smith in “Annie.” Cate Blanchett (1969) This two time Academy Award winning actress is best known for her role in “The Aviator.” She has since starred in films like “The Lord of the Rings,” “Babel,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin.
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Dubai: Arab World Women Directors – Claire Belhassine, ‘The Man Behind the Microphone’

Dubai: Arab World Women Directors – Claire Belhassine, ‘The Man Behind the Microphone’
After a well-received world premiere at Idfa, UK-based Claire Belhassine brings her first documentary feature “The Man Behind The Microphone,” the story of Hedi Jouini (1909-1990), known as “Tunisia’s Frank Sinatra” – and her paternal grandfather – to Diff’s Muhr competition. Her film is more than a music biopic, as it keeps in its purview a complicated family history and the many societal changes taking place in Tunisia during the performer’s popularity.

The process of making the film proved a journey of discovery for Belhassine. She says, “My father moved to the U.K. in the 1960s and I was born and raised there not knowing or having any other connection to my huge family in Tunisia other than summer visits.” Her main memories of her grandfather, who was often away from home, were of his warmth and kindness and the beautiful way he dressed.

Her father Ferid, meanwhile, had his reasons
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Sandra Bullock Unites Her Thieves in New Look at Ocean's Eight

Sandra Bullock Unites Her Thieves in New Look at Ocean's Eight
It's been almost a full year since Warner Bros. released the first Ocean's Eight photo, featuring Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean and her team of thieves riding a New York City subway. Today we have the second official photo with Sandra Bullock alongside her seven partners in crime, played by Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Rhianna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Awkwafina. This all-female heist thriller is following in the footsteps of last year's Ghostbusters, whose all-female cast was often the subject of online vitriol. When asked if this cast has gone through the same type of thing on this movie, Sandra Bullock had this to say.

"They did put (the Ghostbusters cast) through hell. And I'm still trying to figure out why. Forget what the final product was! There were four or five of the most talented comediennes in that film. Everyone should've just taken a breath and said,
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Zachary Levi’s final words in Thor: Ragnarok ended up on the cutting room floor

Warning: Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follow…

After taking over the role from Joshua Dallas for Thor: The Dark World, Zachary Levi made his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Fandral this year in Thor: Ragnarok, although depending when you blinked, you may have missed what proved to be his final outing as one of the Warriors Three.

During an appearance at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Levi spoke about his brief role in the film, which saw him and Ray Stevenson’s Volstagg killed off by Cate Blanchett’s Hela in mere seconds, as well as revealing that his final line in the McU ended up on the cutting room floor.

“For those of you who have watched the movie, you see that Cate Blanchett comes out and she very just willy-nilly throws some knives of demonic purpose, I don’t know, they’re evil knives impaling both me and Volstagg,
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New image from Ocean’s Eight features the all-female crew

Entertainment Weekly has revealed a new images for Gary Ross’ upcoming female-led spinoff to the Ocean’s trilogy, Ocean’s Eight featuring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina; check it out here…

The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York. Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.

Ross directs from a screenplay he wrote with Olivia Milch (upcoming “Dude”), with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik producing, Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing, and Milch co-producing. Filming is taking place in and around New York City.

Collaborating with Ross behind the scenes
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Dubai Film Festival Opens With ‘Hostiles’; Cate Blanchett, Patrick Stewart Feted

Dubai Film Festival Opens With ‘Hostiles’; Cate Blanchett, Patrick Stewart Feted
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — The 14th Dubai Intl. Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the Middle East premiere of U.S. director Scott Cooper’s violent Western “Hostiles” playing up its underlying theme of reconciliation and Cate Blanchett and Patrick Stewart providing some Western star power on the glitzy red carpet dominated by top Arab and Bollywood talent.

Blanchett, in fine fetter, after praising the fest for celebrating “diverse voices within the region” noted on stage that she was the opening ceremony’s first honoree: “It’s ladies first tonight, which is probably a good motto heading forward for the film industry,” she said.

Also receiving awards from Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the son of Dubai’s ruler, were Indian icon Irrfan Khan (“Inferno,” “Life of Pi”) who said that “cinema has given him the strength to live in times of insecurity”; revered Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed, who got a standing
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Writing a Movie About the Worst Movie Ever Made: A Conversation with ‘The Disaster Artist’ Screenwriters

Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have dealt with heightened emotions through their work in adaptations of Young Adult novels like The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, but in Tommy Wiseau of The Disaster Artist they might have found the ultimate symbol of volatility. As played by James Franco in the film, Wiseau is a force of nature who refuses to bend down to things such as budgetary restrictions, other people’s feelings, and even common sense. His mission is to shoot The Room, a film in which he’s put all his energy and hopes. He doesn’t care that his film seems to make no sense, that his actors don’t know what they should be doing, and that the people he’s hired to work with him have no clue as to what he expects from them.

In the screenplay by Neustadter and Weber,
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Dubai Film Festival: Cate Blanchett, Patrick Stewart Receive Honorary Awards on Opening Night

Dubai Film Festival: Cate Blanchett, Patrick Stewart Receive Honorary Awards on Opening Night
The Middle East's biggest movie event opened its doors for another year on Wednesday night in the United Arab Emirates.

This time around, it was the Christian Bale-starring period Western Hostiles that raised the curtain on the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival, once again taking place at its traditional hub at the beachside Madinat Jumeirah. 

The opening ceremony saw both Cate Blanchett and Sir Patrick Stewart presented with honorary awards, alongside Indian icon Irrfan Khan and Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed. 

Blanchett pointed out that it was her third time at Diff, saying it was "always a pleasure to...
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More concept art from Thor: Ragnarok featuring alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Hela, The Grandmaster and more

We’ve seen a fair few pieces of concept art from Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok over the past few weeks, and now we have another batch, this time from artist Aleksi Briclot, who has shared some alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, The Grandmaster, Hela, Surtur and Fenris; check the artwork out here…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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Did The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Reveal Thanos’ Motivations?

Our first look at Avengers: Infinity War arrived a week ago, but it was so stuffed full of exciting, thrilling moments that fans are still unpacking it for new information about the much-anticipated Marvel movie event. On top of teases of Loki’s storyline, several deaths and a whole bunch of easter eggs, something else that may be hidden in the teaser is a hint at the motivations behind Thanos’ quest for ultimate power.

During the climactic moments of the trailer, the Mad Titan is seen pummeling his way through the Avengers in a fierce battle. “Fun isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe,” Josh Brolin’s voiceover intones. “But this… does put a smile on my face.”

Wait a second. What does he mean about “balancing the universe”? We can’t say for sure, but this could be a hint that the villain’s comic book motivations
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