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Fathom Events Owners Tap Ray Nutt To Be CEO

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The nation’s three largest exhibition chains have turned to a Regal Entertainment exec to lead their effort to provide theaters with non-Hollywood content including concerts and sports events. Ray Nutt is now CEO of Fathom Events, moving from Regal where he was Svp of Business Relations. The announcement does not mention the status of John Rubey, Fathom’s CEO since 2014 when it was split from National CineMedia. AMC Entertainment, Regal, and Cinemark Holdings own… »


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Deadline’s Pmc, Hollywood Filmmakers & Sports Teams Back Launch Of National Heroes Day

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A group of Hollywood filmmakers, sports teams and Deadline’s parent company Penske Media Corp are among those teaming to support the launch of this country’s first annual National Heroes Day today. The Day is designed as a celebration of every day Americans who perform courageous and selfless acts of heroism. National Heroes Day comes on the 48th anniversary of Nasa’s successful Apollo 11 Moonwalk mission, and is inspired by the heroism of those who sacrificed and risked… »


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Comic-Con: ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ Director Angela Robinson On Bondage And The Iconic Superhero

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In Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, writer-director Angela Robinson brings the fascinating — and provocative — life of the titular Harvard psychologist and creator of the superhero Wonder Woman, Dr. William Moulton Marston to the big screen. Amidst the bells and whistles of CG-laden, fantastical Hollywood blockbusters and fanfare at Comic-Con, Robinson’s film brings a different side to the hero experience that strips away the flash and cuts deep into the social… »


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Red West Dies: ‘Road House’ Actor, Stuntman & Songwriter Was 81

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Red West, best known as an actor for his role as Red alongside Patrick Swayze in Road House, and a longtime friend and songwriting partner of Elvis Presley, has died. West died Tuesday at a Memphis, Tn hospital after suffering an aortic aneurysm, his wife, Pat, told The Commercial Appeal newspaper. He was 81. The Bolivar, Tn native befriended Presley in high school, and went on to appear in small roles in several of Presley’s films in the 1960s. As a songwriter, he… »


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Christopher Nolan Tells New York Crowd He Prefers Blu-ray To Netflix

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Admitting that every film is a "big gamble," Christopher Nolan today sat down after a mid-day screening of his Dunkirk hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The discussion on the eve of the release of his World War II epic also featured the staunch supporter of theaters admitting he "rarely" uses Netflix when watching movies at home — he prefers Blu-ray — while he continued his long-standing mantra extolling the virtues of making movies with film. "Is this a… »


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‘Invasion Of The Body Snatchers’ Coming To Life At Warner Bros

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Exclusive: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is coming to a pod near you, courtesy of producer John Davis and Warner Bros. David Leslie Johnson (Dungeons And Dragons, The Conjuring 2) is penning another remake of the classic film — and there couldn’t be a better remake to do. In the 1970s, the last time it was remade with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Kevin McCarthy (who had been in the first remake), the United Artists movie became a political statement about cult… »


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Comic-Con: Essential Panels, Surprises + Backstage With Ricky Whittle Of ‘American Gods’

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"It's like Disneyland for adults — I still geek out," American Gods star and Comic-Con veteran Ricky Whittle says of the colossal San Diego confab that officially kicks off tomorrow. To help negotiate the July 20-23 fanboy and fangirl extravaganza, Whittle and his backstage insights joined Deadline to, er, whittle the hundreds of panels, activations and events that fill Sdcc's schedule to its core essentials. Check out Deadline's Comic-Con 2017 video preview and see who… »


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Auteur Ambitions ‘Dunkirk’ & ‘Valerian’ To Brawl At Weekend Box Office

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Two very expensive movies, both personal stories to each of their directors, are facing off at the weekend box office with openings that are expected to be less than spectacular when juxtaposed to their $150 million-plus production costs. Over the past month in tracking, Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk has had the upper hand over Luc Besson’s French comic-book feature adaptation Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, with opening ranges… »


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Peter Bart: Can ‘Dunkirk’s Christopher Nolan Sell Brit-Centric WWII Tale To U.S. Filmgoers?

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Poised and primped as always in his crisp blazer, Christopher Nolan takes center stage Friday as a forceful advocate for his ambitious film Dunkirk. In his pitch to filmgoers and to the media, Nolan urges viewers to see Dunkirk as a Hitchcockian suspense movie, not as a conventional war film. Indeed Nolan's repeated references to Hitchcock reflect his reverence for his mentor's showmanship in promoting his films, as well as for his directing gifts. Reserved and formal by… »


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Well Go USA Gets In On Action With ‘Triple Threat’ Deal

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Exclusive: Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Triple Threat, the Arclight Films action thriller that teams a slew of big-name international action stars including Michael Jai White, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Scott Adkins and Michael Bisping. The deal will see the film aim for a U.S theatrical release in early 2018. Directed by Jesse V. Johnson, the movie centers on a down-and-out band of mercenaries (Ong Bak‘s Jaa, The Raid‘s Uwais and M… »


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‘The Snowman’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender Stars In Chilling Crime Thriller

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Universal Pictures has released the trailer for its forthcoming crime thriller The Snowman, from director Tomas Alfredson and based on Jo Nesbo’s novel. Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer and J.K. Simmons, the film is slated to hit theaters October 20, just in time for Halloween. The pic follows elite crime squad detective Harry Hole (Fassbender) who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter. He… »


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Vincent D’Onofrio Taps ‘Valerian’s Dane DeHaan To Play Billy The Kid In Suretone Western

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Exclusive: On the eve of opening in the Luc Besson-directed Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, Dane DeHaan has been set to star as gunslinger Billy The Kid in The Kid, a Western that Suretone Pictures is backing. He will star alongside Ethan Hawke in the feature directed by Vincent D'Onofrio. The Andrew Lanham-scripted pic focuses on the infamous gunfighter in a tale told through the eyes of a young boy who reaches out to his hero to help save his family. Jordan… »


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‘Girls Trip’ Review: Wild New Orleans Romp Is Worth Its Weight In Comedy Gold

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Call it a smoother Rough Night, a black Bridesmaids, an all-female Hangover. Whatever label you put on Girls Trip doesn’t matter. It is the knock-out funniest comedy of 2017 in terms of laughs per minute. Sit in an audience with this thing and you just might miss half the dialogue over the consistent roars from the crowd. It’s one of those movies that we just don’t see made successfully as much anymore because the tone between humor, raunch and heart is more difficult to… »


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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Director Jon Watts Swinging Into Sony-Marvel Sequel

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As expected, Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is in talks to direct the superhero sequel for Sony and Marvel Studios that’s scheduled for release July 5, 2019. News about Watts’ return comes as no surprise as the Cop Car director delivered a mass-appealing and critically acclaimed reboot that has grossed close to a half-billion at the global B.O. to date. Tom Holland, of course, will resume his duties as the webslinger. Spider-Man next appears in Avengers: Infinit… »


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‘Only The Brave’ Trailer: Story Of The Heroic Granite Mountain Hotshots

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Sony has unveiled the first real look at Only The Brave, the newly titled Columbia Pictures drama about the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, the elite forest fire crew that saw 19 of its members killed while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire that blazed near Prescott, Az in June 2013. Joseph Kosinski directed the pic, which stars Josh Brolin as the team leader along with Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. The trailer… »


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1821 Pictures Teams With Warner Bros To Develop Action-Thriller ‘Bombshell’

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Exclusive: 1821 Pictures is partnering with Warner Bros to develop action-thriller Bombshell. Based on an original concept by Terry Dougas, the screenplay will be written by Dave Matillo, the writer behind 2015 Black List script Bare Knuckle. Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis and Dougas will produce, while Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf of Wall Street) will exec produce. Courtney Freedman will oversee the project for Warner Bros. Bombshell is a secret government program that… »


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Han Solo Movie: Ron Howard Posts Lando Calrissian Photos & More From Set

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A month after Lucasfilm parted ways with Han Solo movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Ron Howard, the pic’s replacement helmer, has photos from the set on social. One shows the hyperspace effect and another is of Donald Glover as space ace gambler Lando Calrissian sporting a yellow jacket in the Millennium Falcon cockpit. A week prior, Howard <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BWaptAUFY0w/?taken-by=realronhoward&hl=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"… »


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Netflix Lands Sandra Bullock Thriller ‘Bird Box’

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Netflix has added another star-driven film to its lineup. Bird Box, the Eric Heisserer-scripted thriller that will star Sandra Bullock, will begin production September in Los Angeles with Susanne Bier directing. In Bird Box, a woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river. Dylan Clark is producing with Chris Morgan and Clayton Townsend. The film was developed by Scott Stuber at Universal, before he moved… »


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‘The Shape Of Water’ Trailer Reveals Guillermo Del Toro’s Fairy Tale Aquatic Man

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Fox Searchlight has released the official trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, with lush, dreamlike footage fully supporting the studio’s description of the film as “an other-worldly fairy tale.” Underwater scenes that manage to recall both Night of the Hunter and Creature From the Black Lagoon suggest del Toro at his most enticing. The film is set in Cold War 1963, with an American high-security government lab hiding a top-secret experiment: an “aquatic… »


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John Leguizamo Speaks And NYC Theaters Band Together In ‘Immigrant Arts Coalition’

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In an often funny, moving and profanity-laced keynote address this week, actor, playwright and memoirist John Leguizamo denounced the entertainment industry’s ghetto attitude toward Latino history, people and artists. “One out of every six Americans is Latin – why aren’t we represented on TV accordingly? Why is Hollywood ignoring us? Where is our Driving Miss Daisy?” Leguizamo (BloodlineIce Age franchise, Carlito’s Way) wondered aloud Monday during what was billed as… »


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