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King stars as a 17-year-old who, 12 years after discovering her mother’s suicide, is being bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes — which seems perfect until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish.
John Leonetti (“Annabelle”) directed from a script by TV writer Barbara Marshall. Busted Shark’s Sherryl Clark (“Cloverfield”) is producing. Broad Green Pictures’ chiefs Gabriel Hammond and Daniel Hammond are executive producers.
- Dave McNary
The organizers of the five-event Paris Images Trade Show, one of the world’s biggest film production and post-production trade fairs, has disclosed that total foreign spend under France’s tax rebate for international shoots tripled in 2016, with a further rise predicted this year.
Over recent years, France has invested significantly in its technical infrastructure, including the construction of new studio facilities, such as Luc Besson’s Paris Studios and the Provence Studios near Marseille. The country also boasts world-leading animation and VFX shops, including Illumination MacGuff, Mikros Images, TeamTO, Buf and Cube Creative.
One of the key drivers of the rising demand for Gallic technical facilities is France’s Trip international tax rebate scheme, whose rate was upped from 20% to 30% of spend in France from Jan. 1, 2016.
Trip has had a key role in tripling foreign investment, said two of Paris Images’ organizers, Valérie Lépine-Karnik, CEO of Film France, and Yann Marchet, »
- Martin Dale
Surprises, delights, and highlights from the 2017 Golden Globe AwardsSurprises, delights, and highlights from the 2017 Golden Globe AwardsAdriana Floridia1/9/2017 10:58:00 Am
The Golden Globe Awards are known as Hollywood's biggest party.
While it is of course an honour to win a Golden Globe, they have very little impact on the Oscars, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who votes on the awards are often known to make some interesting decisions when giving out their trophies. It's also a total Hollywood love-fest, where stars of TV and movies are getting drunk and hanging out, and we wish more than anything that we could be there. But since our invite was lost in the mail, we could at least watch from afar and enjoy everything that makes this an unforgettable night! We're breaking down the highlights and surprises from the event--from the actual awards, to the ceremony itself.
Last night's »
- Adriana Floridia
Trey Parker joins the cast as Gru's most formidable nemesis yet
The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.
Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.
Despicable Me 3 is out in UK cinemas on 30 June 2017. »
Starting off 2017 on the right note, Warner Bros. has released a brief new promo for The Lego Batman Movie, which features the Caped Crusader wishing us all a “Happy New Year.” Actually, at first we get Bruce Wayne on screen, but after a quick second he changes into his iconic costume and adds, “from Batman.” Watching the hero deliver his message is Robin, who shouts out “oh my gosh” before the promo ends.
It may not give us anything from the actual film itself, but it’s a fun, cute video and follows nicely in line with the one that Warner Bros. released for Christmas. It’s also yet another piece of what’s been a clever, exciting marketing campaign, which has brought us some awesome posters, clips and trailers that all highlight The Lego Batman Movie‘s irreverent spirit, the same one which made The Lego Movie so much fun. »
- Josh Wilding
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