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Salma Hayek Predicts Sequel to Lionsgate’s ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ at CinemaCon Screening

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One year after unveiling Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” at CinemaCon, Lionsgate returned to screen the action-comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” and star Salma Hayek is already predicting a sequel.

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“This film is so magnificent that I am going to have the courage to predict that there will be a sequel,” Hayek said before praising her co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. “The two stars of this film are, I think, the best people in the world to balance action and comedy.”

Directed by Patrick Hughes (“The Expendables 3”), “The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ is an action-comedy that follows the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) and his new client, a notorious hitman (Jackson). Lionsgate president of domestic distribution David Spitz noted that the film is still a work in progress, but Hayek is »


- Graham Winfrey

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Black and White Movies: Video Essay Explores the Power of the Colorless Art Form

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Many audiences are often put off by the prospect of watching a black-and-white movie — chances are, you too went through a stretch during which you viewed colorless filmmaking as perhaps dull and boring. But as most film fans have come to learn, black-and-white films not only defined an era of filmmaking, they also utilize an abundance of shadows and high-contrast lighting to create truly beautiful images to this very day.

Below, RocketJump Film School chronicles the history of black-and-white filmmaking, as well as the elements that make these films so special, in their video essay “So You Don’t Want to Watch a Black & White Movie?”

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The video covers the major film movements that perfected the use of black-and-white cinematography, from German Expressionism to Film Noir, demonstrating how horror and crime served as the perfect mediums for colorless and shadowy visuals to thrive in. »


- Michael Gonzalez

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Clip: The Belchers’ Easter Egg Hunt Goes Terribly Awry — Watch

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Trust the Belchers to make a mess out of Easter.

On Sunday’s all-new episode, “Eggs for Days,” spring has sprung, Lent is over and Easter is upon us. To celebrate the holiday, Tina, Gene and Louise decorate a bunch of eggs, which Bob and Linda hide in the house for the traditional Easter egg hunt.

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They run into a problem when one of the eggs goes unfound but makes its presence known in the most malodorous of ways. The stench is so overwhelming that until the rancid egg has been found, the Belchers must resort to camping out downstairs in the restaurant (which Gene finds delightful).

When someone crashes their family sleepover, Bob gets some really bad news that could threaten the future of his restaurant. Could Bob’s Burgers and all of its »


- Hanh Nguyen

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Thelma Schoonmaker Says Martin Scorsese Wants to Keep Making Spiritual Films Like ‘Silence’

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Despite earning impassioned praise from most who went out of their way to see it, “Silence” earned just $7 million at the box office. Martin Scorsese’s longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker says the director isn’t discouraged by that, however, as he “wants to make more films like this, that are spiritual.” That’s from an interview with Crave occasioned by the Blu-ray release of “Silence.”

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“Hopefully we’ll be able to make that,” the three-time Academy Award winner continues. “Not the next one, the next one is ‘The Irishman,’ which is De Niro and Joe Pesci and elderly gangsters. So that’ll be very different from ‘Silence.’ But maybe the one after that!” Schoonmaker has collaborated with Scorsese for more than 40 years and has edited every single one of his movies since “Raging Bull, »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Mary Kills People’: Caroline Dhavernas Is a Caring Doctor and Killer in Exclusive New Trailer

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Lifetime continues to lead the way in female-produced and -distributed content with the release of its upcoming dramedy series “Mary Kills People.” The network has released an all-new trailer for the show, which is created and executive produced by Tara Armstrong. “Mary Kills People” tells the story of Dr. Mary Harris, played by Caroline Dhavernas (“Hannibal”), a loving, overworked single mother and caring ER doctor who just happens to spend her nights euthanizing patients.

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The show is just one example of Lifetime’s continued commitment to developing and distributing female-centric content. The network has been instrumental in including female-led productions and in creating opportunities for up-and-coming female artists with such productions as its critically acclaimed series “UnReal.” Lifetime will also be releasing films under its own banner, including the much-anticipated feature debut of Eleanor Coppola, »


- Juan Diaz

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Hilarious Video Essay Explores Directorial Genius of ‘The Room’ Helmer Tommy Wiseau — Watch

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Film editor Sven Pape, the guy behind the YouTube channel This Guy Edits, has put together a video essay in which he breaks down a scene from Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic “The Room.” In the hilarious clip, Pape pokes fun at Wiseasu’s scene blocking and the narrative of the movie, which has been dubbed both “the worst film ever made” and the “biggest cult film from the past decade.”

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The scene in question takes place towards the middle of the film, when a disillusioned Johnny (Wiseasu) finds his best friend Mark (Greg Sestero) on the rooftop of his building. Johnny confides in Mark that he’s having problems with his fiancée, Lisa (those who have seen the film know that Lisa is cheating on Johnny with Mark).

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Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’ First Look at CinemaCon: Mystery, VFX, and Subject To Interpretation

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Todd Haynes’ highly anticipated new film, “Wonderstruck,” looks unlike anything the director has done before. Attendees at CinemaCon were treated to a short promo reel from the unfinished film at a luncheon hosted by Amazon Thursday afternoon.

Based on the bestselling 2011 young adult novel by Brian Selznick (“The Invention of Hugo Cabret”), “Wonderstruck” follows the interconnected stories of two deaf children across the span of 50 years. Ben (Oakes Fegley) lives with his family in Minnesota in 1977 and escapes to New York, trying to find his father. Rose (13-year-old deaf actor Millicent Simmonds), a young girl locked in a house in 1927 New Jersey, escapes to New York to see her favorite film actress.

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“With his latest film, an Amazon Studios production, Todd has created his most ambitious film ever,” Amazon’s head of distribution and marketing Bob Berney said at the lunch. »


- Graham Winfrey

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Focus Features Celebrates ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Lost in Translation’ and More in Retrospective Supercut — Watch

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Focus Features has gone through some changes in year since it merged with Universal Pictures, but its credentials as an important distributor over the last 15 years are beyond dispute. The company has released a supercut celebrating the films it’s released since its inception in 2002. Watch below.

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It’s a long list of notable films: “Milk,” “Lost in Translation,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “Beginners,” “Burn After Reading,” “The Pianist” and many more are all included.

Read More: Annapurna Pictures Supercut Celebrates ‘The Master,’ ‘Spring Breakers’ and More Hits — Watch

Annapurna Pictures released a similar supercut earlier today celebrating its own roster, which includes the likes of “Spring Breakers,” “Her” and “20th Century Women.” Focus, which »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Talk Show the Game Show’: Tiffany Haddish Dishes on TruTV’s Wild New Mashup Series — Watch

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Get ready to laugh and say, “Aww!” “Talk Show the Game Show” is coming.

TruTV debuts its new hybrid show next week, giving stars points for doing all the good things that talk show guests are supposed to do. If you’ve ever watched a talk show and felt like, “Hey, I like that person,” then most likely that behavior would win them points on this show.

Read More: ‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Trailer: Celebs Score Points by Being Good Talk Show Guests — Watch

Take for example, Tiffany Haddish. In the premiere on Wednesday, April 5, the comedian really starts racking up the points for name-dropping, telling an anecdote and getting lots of laughs. But she can also be docked points for behavior that is unbecoming of a guest, such as excessive name-dropping, being boring or a failure to respect the host or audience.

We don’t know the outcome of Wednesday’s premiere, »


- Hanh Nguyen

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With ‘Greatest Showman,’ ‘Alien: Covenant,’ and ‘Apes,’ Twentieth Century Fox Puts On the Best Show of CinemaCon 2017

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Best In Show for CinemaCon 2017 goes to Twentieth Century Fox, which closed out its presentation with a full-throttle Hugh Jackman seduction in honor of his P.T. Barnum biopic, “The Greatest Showman,” which will be released Christmas Day.

Jackman turned on his Broadway charm for the exhibitors, walking them through the passion-project original musical directed by newcomer Michael Gracey. There was extended footage from the film (complete with music by Oscar-winning “La La Land” lyricists Justin Paul and Benj Pasek), which stars Jackman as Barnum, Michelle Williams as Barnum’s rags-to-riches wife, and Zac Efron as an acrobat who soars through the air with the greatest of ease. And then there were the audience members/Fox employees who brought it home by singing and dancing in the aisles.

It was nice to see that even $4 billion in global box office doesn’t mean resting on your laurels. Commandeering the show — and »


- Anne Thompson

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WonderCon 2017: IndieWire Brings Fan Favorite Showrunners to Anaheim

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IndieWire is bringing a ton of talent and fun to WonderCon this year, with a stacked panel of fan favorite showrunners from a wide variety of awesome TV shows. From animated projects to DC dramas, you’re guaranteed to hear valuable information regarding some of the best shows on TV right now.

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The producers attending the panel include Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Jessica Goldberg (“The Path“), Jonah Ray (“Mystery Science Theater 3000,” “Hidden America”), Sera Gamble (“The Magicians“), Raphael Bob-Waksberg (“BoJack Horseman”), and Aline Brosh McKenna (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend“). The panel will be moderated by IndieWire’s very own executive editor Michael Schneider.

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The panel gives you the unique opportunity to hear top showrunners in person, conveniently all in one place, as »


- Michael Gonzalez

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Jon Hamm and Jack McBrayer Leak Their Secrets Before the Government Does It for Them in New Funny or Die Video — Watch

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Now that Congress has voted to allow ISPs to sell our browsing histories to whoever can afford it and James Comey’s secret Twitter account appears to have been discovered, we can finally put to rest any notion of online privacy. (Phew!) In a timely new Funny or Die video, the “extremely likable and non-threatening” Jack McBrayer and Jon Hamm take the initiative to leak all their secrets before the government can do it for them.

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Among the former “30 Rock” star’s deepest, darkest secrets is the fact that he tells people he’s 43 but is actually a mannequin who came to life 10 years ago, thanks to Don Draper himself; Hamm, for his part, is actually “a wonderful woodworker named Geppetto. The two also discuss the difference between premies and premium babies, »


- Michael Nordine

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Longtime ‘Tonight Show’ Head Writer A.D. Miles Moving Into Narrative Offerings

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A.D. Miles, the head writer of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” is leaving the iconic late-night television program to pursue a career in acting and narrative TV and film writing, as reported by Variety. Miles has been working with Fallon for eight years, since the start of Fallon’s tenure as host of “Late Night.”

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However, Miles plans to continue collaborating with Fallon in future projects. “Riding Jimmy Fallon’s coattails for the past eight years has given me all the confidence I need to strike out on my own and work on a movie with Jimmy Fallon,” Miles said in a statement, via Variety.

Miles was there for the launch of ‘Late Night’ as well as the launch of ‘The Tonight Show,'” Fallon added. “He is one of the funniest, »


- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Alien: Covenant’: Ridley Scott Introduces Terrifying New Sneak Peek in CinemaCon Video

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Ridley Scott appeared via video at CinemaCon on Thursday to introduce new footage of “Alien: Covenant” during 20th Century Fox’s presentation.

“What you’re about to see is a small window into the hell that awaits our characters at their arrival on a strange human world,” Scott said in the video. “I hope it scares the shit out of you.”

Alien: Covenant” follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant, who discovers what they think is an uncharted world before learning that David (Michael Fassbender) survived from the failed Prometheus expedition and remains on the planet.

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In the new sneak peek, Fassbender proclaims that “The gods have rejected mankind as cruel, weak, and full of greed…They don’t deserve to start again, and I’m not going to let them.” The »


- Graham Winfrey

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Annapurna Pictures Supercut Celebrates ‘The Master,’ ‘Spring Breakers’ and More Hits — Watch

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Annapurna Pictures founder Megan Ellison has released a supercut highlighting everything the company has done since its foundation in 2011. The 131-second-long reel is a celebration of the company’s great accomplishments in its mere six years of existence.

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The clip opens with Joaquin Phoenix in his role of Freddie Quell in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 drama “The Master.” Jessica Chastain makes an appearance in John Hillcoat’s crime drama “Lawless,” which also stars Shia LeBouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke. The reel also includes scenes from “20th Century Woman,” starring Annette Bening; “Sausage Party;” “Spring Breakers,” starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson; and much more.

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Up next for Annapurna is the »


- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘American Gods’: Watch the Bizarrely Awesome Main Titles Sequence

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While audiences patiently wait for “American Gods” to premiere (or at least for the show’s embargo to lift), the series’ title sequence has been released to try and make the wait a little more bearable. From the neon color scheme to some truly bizarre imagery, the show’s intro certainly gives reason to get excited for the much anticipated original series.

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The main titles, which you can view below, boast a variety of symbolic imagery making up a rather intriguing totem pole, from a crucified astronaut to a neon cowboy sign. This sequence alone is packed with subtext that can be analyzed and pondered, setting up the intriguing thematic elements of the show regarding what is worshiped in our American culture.

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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Replica: Journey Inside Kubrick’s Ethereal Bedroom in New Art Installation

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My God, it’s full of chairs. Devoted fans of Stanley Kubrick in general and “2001: A Space Odyssey” in particular may want to consider a pilgrimage to the 14th Factory, an abandoned jail in Los Angeles that British artist Simon Birch has turned into a series of micro-exhibitions, perhaps the most exciting of which is an exact replica of the bedroom that appears at the end of Kubrick’s sci-fi benchmark.

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That’s notable in part because Kubrick was known to destroy the materials used in his films. Speaking to the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong–based Birch explains that he and architect Paul Kember “always wanted to reference the film producer and director Stanley Kubrick in the show and then I thought, ‘Why not do something more blatant »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Chef’s’ Cuban Sandwiches Come to Life in ‘Film to Table’ — Watch

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It’s physically impossible to watch Jon Favreau’s 2014 film “Chef” and not want to immediately want to eat every single meal shown on screen. Thanks to L/Studio’s new show “Film to Table,” you can learn exactly how to make the Cubano Sandwich Favreau’s food truck cooks up in the movie.

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Jason Roberts, joined by chef Travis Flood, recreates the delicious film meal in the short five minute episode. Obviously “Chef” shows Favreau and John Leguizamo cooking up the dish fast, but Roberts and Flood slow it down to show exactly how to make the mouth-watering meal.

The two chefs also aren’t shy about expressing their love for the film, which follows Favreau’s character attempting to make it on his own in the food truck business after he quits his restaurant job. »


- Michael Gonzalez

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How DreamWorks Animation Went Retro with ‘The Boss Baby’ 2D Fantasies

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For DreamWorks director Tom McGrath (the “Madagascar” franchise), “The Boss Baby” not only provided a personal story about sibling rivalry and corporate displacement, with Alec Baldwin voicing a Trump-like corporate bully, but also the opportunity to create a separate 2D graphic design for several fantasy sequences.

“I think we’ve forgotten our roots a little bit [with CG],” McGrath told IndieWire. “But since we were doing a movie about a 7-year-old’s imagination, we could be very stylized, very abstract, and very colorful. And we had our heroes of animation from the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s to drawn on: Maurice Noble, Mary Blair, Ward Kimball, and Chuck Jones.”

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After dabbling in a 2D sequence for “Madagascar 3,” McGrath experimented further with 2D environments inside the mind of his protagonist, Tim Templeton (voiced by »


- Bill Desowitz

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‘My Brilliant Friend’: HBO Is Adapting Elena Ferrante’s Bestseller Set in Naples

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HBO wants another high-end Italian series.

After Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Young Pope,” the cable network has sought out “My Brilliant Friend,” an eight-episode drama series that will be directed by Saverio Costanzo, HBO announced on Thursday. Production will begin this summer in Naples.

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“My Brilliant Friend” is based on the Elena Ferrante bestselling novel of the same name that is the first part of a quartet of books known as the “Neapolitan Novels.” The others in the series are “The Story of a New Name,” “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay” and “The Story of the Lost Child.”

The series will trace six decades of the friendship between Elena Greco and Raffaela Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila. They first met in primary school in 1950 in a small »


- Hanh Nguyen

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