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13 items from 2017


Watch: VFX reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

21 February 2017 9:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have missed out on an Oscar nomination for this month’s 89th Academy Awards, but Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them still featured some very impressive visual effects, and Rodeo FX has released a breakdown video showcasing their work on the Harry Potter spinoff prequel; take a look here…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs, »

- Gary Collinson

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16 Stellar Films About Immigration For These Turbulent Times

1 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Robert De Niro in ‘The Godfather: Part II’ (Courtesy: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been filled with a slew of sweeping policy changes that have garnered plenty of criticism — but the recent changes to America’s immigration policy have topped headlines. With an executive order that has been considered a Muslim ban by many, let’s take a look at some great films about immigration to the United States. There are plenty of them, but here is just a sampling of 16 that you should definitely watch.

A Better Life (2011): This film was directed by Chris Weitz and is a drama about a gardener in East L.A. who struggles to keep his son away from both gangs and immigration agents all while trying to give him opportunities he never had. A Better Life — written by »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Samantha Morton, Billie Piper to star in family drama 'Two For Joy'

1 February 2017 4:28 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Blonde To Black Pictures to produce UK drama about mental illness and young carers.

Samantha Morton and Billie Piper are attached to star in drama Two For Joy from Sadie Frost’s UK production outfit Blonde To Black Pictures.

The feature, which will chart the challenging relationship between a teenage daughter, her bed-ridden mother (Morton) and her wayward younger brother, will touch on themes of mental illness, young carers and child abuse.

Sadie Frost, Emma Comley and Andrew Green will produce for Blonde To Black Pictures, whose 2015 feature Set The Thames On Fire starred Noel Fielding and Sally Phillips. Also producing are Mat Wakeham and Michael Wiggs.

The film, currently in development, will mark the debut of photographer turned writer-director Tom Beard, who has previously directed music videos for Fka Twigs, Jamie T and Klaxons.

Des Hamilton is casting the drama, which was developed with Creative England and will be funded through an Eis scheme arranged »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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John Hurt Remembered by Mel Brooks, Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright and More

28 January 2017 12:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beloved British actor Sir John Hurt passed away at the age of 77 after battling pancreatic cancer. The two-time Oscar nominee had over 200 acting credits to his name, including “Alien,” “V for Vendetta,” “The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” franchise, and most recently Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie.”

Following the announcement of his death on Friday, his Hollywood peers and friends paid tribute to him on social media, sending their condolences and remembering the great times they’ve had together, as well as his incredible filmography.

Read More: John Hurt, ‘Alien’ and ‘The Elephant Man’ Star, Dies At 77

Mel Brooks, who worked with Hurt on “The Elephant Man” and “Spaceballs,” tweeted that he was “a truly magnificent talent” and that “he will sorely be missed.”

It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ 4K, 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

27 January 2017 6:13 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced release dates for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, hot on the heels of this morning's Harry Potter 4K Blu-rays announcement.

You will be able to start watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them beginning March 7th. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD versions will arrive three weeks later on March 28th, the same day the first wave of Harry Potter Blu-rays are available. High-def audio will be presented in Dolby Atmos.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates. It stars Eddie RedmayneKatherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell, and a cameo by Johnny Depp.

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

27 January 2017 3:31 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced release dates for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, hot on the heels of this morning's Harry Potter 4K Blu-rays  announcement.

You will be able to start watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them beginning March 7th. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD versions will arrive three weeks later on March 28th, the same day the first wave of Harry Potter Blu-rays are available. High-def audio will be presented in Dolby Atmos.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates. It stars Eddie RedmayneKatherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell, and a cameo by Johnny Depp.

Pre-order Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for a discounted price at Amazon. »

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

27 January 2017 1:54 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced release dates for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, hot on the heels of this morning's Harry Potter 4K Blu-rays  announcement.

You will be able to start watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them beginning March 7th. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD versions will arrive three weeks later on March 28th, the same day the first wave of Harry Potter Blu-rays are available. High-def audio will be presented in Dolby Atmos.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates. It stars Eddie RedmayneKatherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell, and a cameo by Johnny Depp.

Pre-order Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for a discounted price at Amazon. »

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Find the Fantastic Beasts in your Home This March

27 January 2017 12:59 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA, January 27, 2016 – Immerse yourself in the wizarding world when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes us to a new era of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina, Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob, Alison Sudol (Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie, Ezra Miller (Trainwreck, Justice League) as Credence, two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Fantastic Beasts hits $800 million worldwide, overtakes Prisoner of Azkaban

15 January 2017 4:27 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite being overshadowed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the last few weeks of the year, Warner Bros. Harry Potter spinoff prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has managed to scrape together another box office milestone with the film hitting $800 million worldwide.

Fantastic Beasts has grossed $229.9 million domestically, but performed much better in the international markets, where it has added a further $570.1 million. The $800 million figure also means its no longer the lowest-grossing instalment of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise, having surpassed the $769.7 million haul of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

See Also: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find the Material to Fill a Five-Film Franchise

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Hits $800 Million at Worldwide Box Office

13 January 2017 11:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Warner Bros. film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has crossed the $800 million milestone at the worldwide box office.

The Harry Potter spinoff has topped $229 million domestically and $570 million internationally, making it the studio’s top international title of 2016. China is the top international market with $85 million, followed by the U.K. with $65 million and Japan with $57 million.

“Fantastic Beasts” was the 11th highest domestic grosser released in 2016. The movie stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and was written by J.K. Rowling. It cost $180 million to make and will serve as the springboard for a five-film franchise.

The first film follows Scamander as he tries to retrieve magical creatures that have escaped from his valise, and are running wild through 1926 New York City. The cast boasts Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, and Samantha Morton. David Yates, who directed the last four “Harry Potter” movies, is already on board for the second movie. »

- Dave McNary

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Hulu’s ‘Harlots’ Offers A “Whore’s Eye View” Of Georgian London – TCA

7 January 2017 1:14 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hulu's Harlots is entirely told from the "whore's eye view," executive producer Alison Owen told TV critics today at TCA. There are "no male gazes" in the show; it is entirely about the women, looking outwards at their world. To that end, the team of producers, directors and writers is nearly entirely female, which, Ep Debra Hayward said, "influenced the show in the way we wanted it to." Samantha Morton (The Last Panthers), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Lesley… »

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Hulu's Brothel Drama 'Harlots' Promises as Much Male Nudity as Female Nudity

7 January 2017 12:21 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Hulu is intending to even the playing field with its upcoming brothel drama Harlots.

The eight-part series — which stars Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay — promises to show as much male nudity as female nudity and tell its story from the perspective of women.

"It was very important to us from the beginning to make it about the female gaze. We were determined to make something different,” executive producer Alison Owen said Saturday during a panel for the drama at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. “Our hope from the beginning was, 'Everything »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Hulu Brothel Drama ‘Harlots’ Is Inspired by ‘London Guide to Whoring,’ Ep Says

7 January 2017 12:09 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Harlots,” the upcoming brothel drama from Hulu, was inspired in part by a book described by executive producer and co-creator Moira Buffini as a “London guide to whoring.” Speaking Saturday at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour, Buffini said the show took language from “Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies,” an annual travel guide of sorts in the late 1700’s that tipped men to the best brothels in the city. The series is set in 18th century London, in which Margeret Wells (Samantha Morton) does her best trying to run her own brothel. Her life is thrown into chaos. »

- Joe Otterson

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