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Cloverfield 3 Kicks Off Viral Campaign with Eerie Message

Cloverfield 3 Kicks Off Viral Campaign with Eerie Message
Cloverfield 3 is coming in just a few months and now, the marketing has officially started, in a sort of unofficial and strange way, which is typical of the franchise at this point. Ever since the originally Cloverfield arrived almost exactly a decade ago, the movies have been shrouded in secrecy and have been subject to very bizarre viral marketing campaigns. It looks like Cloverfield 3 is going to be no different, as the first bit of marketing for the movie has arrived in the form of a strange message on a viral website.

The web address is simply tagruato.jp, which means it's a Japanese website. If you're at all familiar with the history of Cloverfield, Tagruato is significant. The company is tied to the incidents featured in both Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane. However, much of what goes on behind-closed-doors at this company remains a mystery, since it hasn't been explored on screen.
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Aamir Khan’s ‘Secret Superstar’ Poised to Top China Box Office

Aamir Khan’s ‘Secret Superstar’ Poised to Top China Box Office
Secret Superstar,” the latest film vehicle for Indian superstar Aamir Khan, looks set top open on top of the Chinese box office. It is enjoying the momentum created by Khan’s previous film “Dangal,” which enjoyed an unprecedented $193 million of business in China.

Superstar” had clocked up $3.5 million (RMB23.3 million) by 3pm on Friday, its opening day. That put it comfortably atop the early charts with a 25% market share.

In second place, with 16% market share was Zhang Ziyi-starring holdover “Forever Young” and new release “Guardians of the Tomb,” with close to 15%. “Guardians,” previously titled “Nest,” is a big-budget Australian-Chinese co-production starring Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer. It is yet another entry in the Chinese sub-genre of tomb raiding action adventures.

“Superstar” is a smaller film than Disney-UTV-backed sports and family drama “Dangal.” It is the tale of a 14-year old girl (Zaira Wasim) who dreams of becoming a singer and overcomes obstacles
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Jessica Chastain Says She Was Once 'Slapped' By Her Mom's Boyfriend: 'I’m Capable of Fighting Back'

Jessica Chastain Says She Was Once 'Slapped' By Her Mom's Boyfriend: 'I’m Capable of Fighting Back'
Jessica Chastain isn’t afraid to fight back.

The actress opened up about her difficult childhood growing up with a single mother in a “financially unstable” home.

“My mom was a single mom; I don’t know who my biological father is, and I grew up in a household that was really financially unstable,” she told WSJ. Magazine in their February Talents & Legends issue.

The Zero Dark Thirty actress revealed that she once suffered abuse at the hands of one of her mom’s boyfriends.

“There was a turning point in my life where we were living with someone I didn’t like very much,
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Release Date For The Cloverfield Sequel Pushed Back To A Later Date

It looks like Cloverfield universe fans are going to have to wait longer for the next installment in the franchise. That's because the release date for the untitled third film has been pushed back from February 24 to April 20. For now, the working title of the film is God Particle, but no official title has been revealed yet.

One thing that isn't clear is why the sudden change of release date, especially now that it will go up against Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson and the long-awaited Super Troopers sequel.

The film was directed by Julius Onah and stars David Oyelowo, John Krasinski, Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Ziyi Zhang and Daniel Bruhl.

The plot of the film is being kept under wraps, but one Reddit user claims to have come across the plot while taking an online survey about upcoming films that line up with hints of the plot revealed last year.
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Cloverfield 3 Release Date Gets Delayed Yet Again

In a move that, for totally different reasons, is both surprising and not all that surprising, Paramount Pictures has once again delayed Cloverfield 3. The third movie in the Cloverfield universe, which was, at least at one point, titled God Particle, will now arrive in theaters on April 20. In its new release date, it's going to be going directly up against several other major releases, which could see the movie get buried at the box office.

Cloverfield 3 was set to arrive on February 2, but we haven't seen a single poster, trailer or anything official from the movie. So releasing it in just a month didn't seem overly realistic. Granted, 10 Cloverfield Lane came out of nowhere, with the first trailer debuting just a handful of weeks prior to the release. So it wasn't too crazy to assume Paramount was just going to surprise us all again. But now it's starting to
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J.J. Abrams’ Next ‘Cloverfield’ Installment ‘God Particle’ Shifts Release Date Again

J.J. Abrams’ Next ‘Cloverfield’ Installment ‘God Particle’ Shifts Release Date Again
The next installment of the loosely connected “Cloverfield” film series, titled “God Particle,” has had its release date postponed yet again, Variety has confirmed. The film is now slated for an April 20, 2018 release.

“God Particle,” which is produced by Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, was already shifted from its original Feb. 24, 2017 release date to Oct. 27, 2017 after Paramount took it off its schedule, and it was renamed “2017 Cloverfield Movie.”

The project was then moved again to Feb. 2, 2018, but without any marketing surrounding the film only one month away from the release, it was unclear whether it would be proceeding.

“God Particle,” directed by Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah with a screenplay by Oren Uziel and Doug Jung, is set in the near future and tells the story of a team of astronauts on a space station who make a terrifying discovery involving a new energy source — the “God Particle” — and their desperate fight for survival. The film boasts
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Jessica Chastain Supports Catt Sadler for Leaving E! News Over Pay Inequality

Jessica Chastain Supports Catt Sadler for Leaving E! News Over Pay Inequality
Jessica Chastain is standing by former E! News host Catt Sadler, who told People exclusively on Tuesday she had left the network after learning that her male co-host Jason Kennedy earned “double” her salary and had been “for several years.”

“It’s almost insulting because you know you work really hard,” Sadler, 43, said of the decision to leave her job of nearly 12 years. “I’m a single mom of two kids . I’ve given my all to this network. I’ve sacrificed time away from my family and I have dedicated my entire career to this network. And when you learn something like that,
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Chinese Actress Liu Shishi Joins Omega as a Brand Ambassador

Talented Chinese actors making the transition from films in their homeland to big Hollywood movies is not unusual at all. After all, big names like Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Zhang Ziyi and Vivian Wu have all made a splash overseas, and it looks like a new name could be joining those ranks sometime soon. Liu Shishi is a veritable superstar in her homeland of China, but is still a fairly unknown name in Hollywood – yet all that could be about to change.

Liu Shishi has been named a brand representative of longstanding Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Omega. As Omega’s list of brand ambassadors isn’t exactly massive, this is a huge honor for the young actress, with president and CEO of the company saying that Liu Shishi “perfectly embodies the values of Omega, with her style, beauty and commitment to excellence.”

When we consider that the likes of George Clooney,
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10 awesome martial arts fights in the snow

Craig Lines Dec 6, 2017

Christmas and martial arts movies? They rarely crossover. But amazing fights in the snow? Now we're in business...

I love martial arts movies and I love Christmas so I'm kinda sad that the two have never really come together (Kung Fu Panda Holiday doesn't count). I'd hoped to find at least one good example to write about, as we move into the festive period, but I guess since most martial arts films come from Buddhist countries and Christmas is a Christian holiday, I was destined for disappointment.

I did briefly consider making one up with the aid of Photoshop, but wasn't sure I could get away with it so, alas, The 25th Advent Chamber Of Shaolin is not to be. For what it's worth, I'd got as far as an apprentice monk named Ho, fighting his way through 25 'doors' of a giant temple designed to resemble an advent calendar.
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Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer and Tim Roth set for Luce

Director Julius Onah has tapped Naomi Watts (Gypsy), Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water), Tim Roth (Tin Star) and Kelvin Harrison Jr. (The Birth of a Nation) to star in his new film Luce, which is now filming in New York.

Variety reports that the film is based upon Jc Lee’s play of the same name and sees Harrison as an African teenager and former child soldier living in a suburb with Watts and Roth as his parents. Spencer will portray a teacher who becomes aware of his views on political violence.

Director Onah has recently completed work on God Particle, the new Cloverfield movie, which is set for release on February 9th 2018 and features a cast that includes Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Bruhl, David Oyelowo, Chris O’Dowd and Ziyi Zhang.
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Wong Kar Wai Feted at Thierry Fremaux's Lyon Lumiere Festival

Wong Kar Wai Feted at Thierry Fremaux's Lyon Lumiere Festival
The audience at this year's Lumiere Film Festival was in the mood for love, with Cannes topper Thierry Fremaux, directors Olivier Assayas and Bertrand Tavernier and actress Isabelle Adjani celebrating filmmaker Wong Kar Wai in a lavish ceremony Friday night in Lyon, France.

The ceremony was marked by emotional speeches — Assayas (who is divorced from In the Mood for Love star Maggie Cheung) called Wong “a grand poet of cinema” — and raucous routines.

Zhang Ziyi sent a video message, telling her Grandmaster director that he “should get awards everyday.”

Wong's longtime cinematographer Christopher Doyle also took the stage with...
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Asian Film Business Likely to Keep Sex Violence Problems Under Wraps

Asian Film Business Likely to Keep Sex Violence Problems Under Wraps
Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to Hollywood. Rumors and vague accounts of aspiring actresses being preyed upon have circulated in Asian showbiz for years. But it is highly unlikely that Asian actresses will come forward in the way that their Western counterparts have done following the explosion of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Asia’s relatively conservative attitude towards sex, the fear of consequences that could jeopardize the lives of their families as well as careers, and public judgment are reasons that stop abuse victims in the Asian entertainment business from coming forward, industry insiders say.

Candice Yu, executive secretary of Hong Kong Performing Artistes’ Guild, said that her organization has not received such complaints since she took over the position two years ago. But she does not deny such situations exist.

“People are much more reserved and conservative here in China or Asia. People are afraid of the consequences, such as losing their career,
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters wraps production

Just a few days after giving us our first glimpse of the titular kaiju in the sequel, director Michael Dougherty has now taken to Twitter to announce that filming has wrapped on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the follow-up to 2014’s Godzilla reboot, and the third chapter of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse. Dougherty made the announcement with the following tweets:

Last day. @GodzillaMovie pic.twitter.com/r0UMnTiYt7

Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) September 26, 2017

That's a wrap. Thank you to my amazing cast and crew. @GodzillaMovie pic.twitter.com/foSQth8vYX

Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) September 27, 2017

Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species — thought to be mere myths — rise again,
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Godzilla 2 Wraps Production, New Monsters Teased

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Godzilla 2 Wraps Production, New Monsters Teased
That's a wrap! Production on the Godzilla sequel is officially complete, as confirmed by director Mike Dougherty, who took to Twitter in order to declare the movie is one giant step closer to finally arriving in theaters. Godzilla 2 is poised to bring some of the classic Toho monsters into the fold and, in order to commemorate principal photography finishing up on the Godzilla sequel, Dougherty has teased the arrival of Mothra and King Ghidorah to Legendary Pictures' MonsterVerse.

Mike Dougherty posted a couple of photos to Twitter from his last day working on Godzilla 2, which was at one point going under the title of Godzilla: King of Monsters. One of the photos showed his workspace, which had some nice little Easter eggs, such as a Monarch coffee mug. Monarch is the corporation that is tying the MonsterVerse together, having appeared in both Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island. But the second
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Catch A Sneak Peek Of Gojira In Bts Photo From Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Though King Kong threatened to steal the title for himself earlier this year through the release of Skull Island, come 2019, Godzilla will resurface from the murky depths to prove that he is, in fact, King of the Monsters.

Yes, Michael Dougherty’s long-brewing monster sequel is beginning to coalesce and to prove it, the writer-director has Tweeted out a behind-the-scenes photo from Atlanta. Joined by the likes of Avengers 4, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Sony’s Venom spinoff, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is one of many Hollywood blockbusters to set up shop in the Georgia capital, and we’ve already caught a glimpse of the spectacle Dougherty and Co. are rustling up.

This teaser, on the other hand, arrives by way of an official source, but that doesn’t make it any less intriguing. In fact, it offers up our first sneak peek at the titular deity, whose snarling,
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Get a glimpse of Godzilla with King of the Monsters behind-the-scenes photo

Deep into production on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, director Michael Dougherty has taken to Twitter to share a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of the upcoming sequel, which features a cockpit in front of a projection of the legendary kaiju, presumably as a stand-in for the actor(s) to react to. Check it out here…

See Also: Godzilla: King of the Monsters director teases connection to original 1954 Godzilla

Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species — thought to be mere myths — rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set for release on March 22nd,
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Is Godzilla Wearing Armor in This Latest Look at Godzilla 2?

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Is Godzilla Wearing Armor in This Latest Look at Godzilla 2?
Last month, Godzilla 2 director Mike Dougherty sent out a cryptic set photo hinting at a connection between this film and the original Godzilla that Toho created back in 1954. The director has finally re-emerged on social media to share another behind-the-scenes glimpse, which gives us a new look at the title monster, whose face is seen projected onto a large screen, above the cockpit of a plane. While the director wouldn't clarify any details about this particular shot, he did reveal that today is the 69th day of the production. And it very much looks like Godzilla is wearing some kind of protective armor in this shot, even though it is an early rendition used to give actors a point of reference.

Will we see Godzilla suiting up in a massive suit of armor to take on the three new monsters at the heart of this thriller? And if so, then
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NFDC Takes Management Control at Film Festival of India

NFDC Takes Management Control at Film Festival of India
India’s Information and Broadcasting ministry has transferred operational responsibilities for the International Film Festival of India (Iffi) to the National Film Development Corporation (Nfdc). Iffi was previously the responsibility of the Directorate of Film Festivals.

The Nfdc also runs Film Bazaar, South Asia’s largest film project market which runs concurrently with the first few days of Iffi in the coastal resort state of Goa. In its 11th year now, fFilm Bazaar is a model of efficiency and professionalism.

Iffi, now in its 48th edition, on the other hand has had an incident-filled organizational history. The 2012 edition opened with “Life of Pi” in 3D, but the festival misplaced several boxes of 3D glasses Fox Star India had sent from Mumbai and the majority of the invited audience watched blurred images without glasses.

Another year, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi arrived in Goa, but the festival car got lost and her hotel booking was mislaid. The
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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: Adam Wingard Says the Epic Battle Will Have a Definitive Winner

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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: Adam Wingard Says the Epic Battle Will Have a Definitive Winner
Movies that pit two famous characters against each other tend to have a problem: No one truly wins or loses. “Aliens vs. Predator,” “Freddy vs. Jason,” “Batman v. Superman,” and their ilk all tend to result in draws, leaving viewers wondering what the point of it all was (other than to set up a sequel, of course). According to director Adam Wingard, “Godzilla vs. Kong” will be an exception to the rule.

Read More:Haruo Nakajima, the Actor Who Played Godzilla For 18 Years, Dies at 88

“I do want there to be a winner,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. “The original film was very fun, but you feel a little let down that the movie doesn’t take a definitive stance. People are still debating now who won in that original movie, you know. So, I do want people to walk away from this film feeling like, Okay, there is a winner.
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters director teases connection to original 1954 Godzilla

As production continues on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, director Michael Dougherty has taken to Twitter to share the following image, which features an interesting connection with Toho’s original 1954 movie…

Godzilla fans will recognise the above as the Oxygen Destroyer, a weapon designed by Dr. Serizawa which is used to kill the King of the Monsters in the original film.

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Dougherty is teasing the death of Godzilla: it’s possible that the Oxygen Destroyer could be used against one of the other kaiju in the film, or perhaps even a hint towards the creation of Destoroyah, the main antagonist in 1995’s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

See Also: Trailer for the Godzilla: Monster Planet anime feature film

Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters,
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