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Oscars 2018: With AFI Fest Closing This Week Which Movies Out Of The Fall Festivals Still Have Academy Mojo?

Oscars 2018: With AFI Fest Closing This Week Which Movies Out Of The Fall Festivals Still Have Academy Mojo?
AFI Fest closes this week, marking the end of the Fall Festival season that began with a bang with the August/September triple-feature that is Venice, Telluride and Toronto, at which the vast majority of major Oscar hopefuls were unveiled. Which is not to say there weren’t a few films from the first eight months of the year still in the mix; like the box office and critical smashes Black Panther and A Quiet Place, or at Cannes, where Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman looked built to last. But let’s face it: the fall is when studios and distributors strut the stuff they hope will go all the way to the Dolby Theatre on February 24th. And while there are a handful of films waiting to be seen—Mary Poppins Returns, Vice and The Mule chief among them—the AFI world premieres of Mary Queen of Scots (this Thursday
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Felicity Jones to Receive Variety Honor at 2018 British Independent Film Awards

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Felicity Jones to Receive Variety Honor at 2018 British Independent Film Awards
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” actress Felicity Jones will receive the Variety Award at the British Independent Film Awards ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2.

The award recognizes an actor, director, writer, or producer who has made a global impact and pointed the international spotlight on the U.K.

“When actress Felicity Jones first appeared on your radar, you probably knew she was destined for greatness but you probably didn’t know she would impact so forcefully on all sizes of screens in all kinds of projects,” says Steven Gaydos, Variety’s vice president and executive editor.

Jones most recently starred as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the biographical drama “On the Basis of Sex.” The English actress has also been featured in numerous films over the past few years, including “Rogue One,” “Inferno,” and “The Theory of Everything,” for which she garnered Academy and Golden Globe nominations. Jones
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Oscars: Trio at the Top in the Lead Actress Race

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Oscars: Trio at the Top in the Lead Actress Race
At this point in the Oscar race, all of the serious contenders for lead actress have been seen. So how is this year’s field stacking up?

Three performances feel like shoo-ins for nominations: Olivia Colman’s mad Queen Anne in “The Favourite,” a controversial category placement decision for a role some argue is supporting (though the film really features triple leads); Lady Gaga’s portrayal of a working-class diamond-in-the-rough in “A Star Is Born,” which could be one of two bids in the picture for the recording superstar, including original song recognition; and Melissa McCarthy’s best work yet as author/cat lady Lee Israel in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” which should make her a return contender after her first nomination seven years ago for “Bridesmaids.”

The battle for the gold likely lurks among that trio, but it will be interesting to see how the final two slots
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How Keira Knightley's Glam Squad Creates Her "Signature Look"

For the next four months of awards season, Hollywood’s top red carpet groomers will be hard at work elevating the images of their A-list clients, who hope to pick up a statuette or two — and perhaps even attract the attention of a beauty company hunting its next spokesperson.

Says Kate Stirling, director of The Wall Group, which reps eight of the 15 pros featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of glam squads to watch: "The red carpet provides a runway for stars to shine, and a strong team can help bring an actress to the next ...
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Keira Knightley Says She Wore That Big Hat in Love Actually to Cover Up a 'Humongous' Zit

Keira Knightley Says She Wore That Big Hat in Love Actually to Cover Up a 'Humongous' Zit
Turns out even Keira Knightley gets zits!

In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Knightley opened up about a dark blue cap she wore during a climatic scene in 2003’s classic holiday film Love Actually. It was more than a fashionable statement piece — it was there to cover up a pimple on her forehead!

“I had a massive spot in the middle of my forehead,” the actress, who was only 18 when she starred in Love Actually, revealed. “This is the problem with being 17 and being in films!”

“It was humongous, so there was no choice but to find a hat
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Vivien Leigh movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Gone with the Wind,’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

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Vivien Leigh movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Gone with the Wind,’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
Vivien Leigh would’ve celebrated her 105th birthday on November 5, 2018. The two-time Oscar inner made only a handful of films before her untimely death in 1967 at the age of 53. Yet several of those titles remain classics. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 10 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in British India, Leigh appeared in a number of roles on both the stage and screen in England, including a production of “Hamlet” opposite her husband, Laurence Olivier.

She came to international attention after landing the coveted role of Scarlet O’Hara in David O. Selznick’s massive adaptation of Margaret Mitchell‘s bestseller “Gone with the Wind” (1939). Leigh was far from the first choice to embody the headstrong Southern belle who pines after a married man (Leslie Howard) while wedding another (Clark Gable) against the backdrop of the Civil War. Yet the
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Queen are the champions as 'Bohemian Rhapsody' scores $51.1m North American debut (update)

The Nutracker And The Four Realms, Nobody’s Fool debut second, third.

November 5 Update: Fox’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was the runaway winner at North American box office over the weekend as the confirmed $51.1m debut exceeded expectations and blew new openers from Disney and Paramount.

Rami Malek as Queen front man Freddie Mercury opened on 4,000 screens and dominated the session. The film reportedly cost $50m to produce and is well on the way to profitability given its $145.1m global running total.

Buena Vista’s fantasy adventure The Nutracker And The Four Realms starring Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren
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Queen are the champions as 'Bohemian Rhapsody' scores $50m North American debut

The Nutracker And The Four Realms, Nobody’s Fool debut second, third.

Fox’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was the runaway winner at North American box office over the weekend as the estimated $50m debut exceeded expectations and blew new openers from Disney and Paramount.

Rami Malek as Queen front man Freddie Mercury opened on 4,000 screens and dominated the session. The film reportedly cost $50m to produce and is well on the way to profitability given its $122.5m global launch.

Buena Vista’s fantasy adventure The Nutracker And The Four Realms starring Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren arrived in second place on $20m in 3,766 sites,
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'Bohemian Rhapsody' on song in $124m global weekend (update)

Queen musical drama soars like a rocket ship in 64 markets.

November 5 Update: Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody soared to the top of the global box office at the weekend thanks to an estimated $124m haul that included $74m from 64 international markets.

Disney’s Keira Knightley family fantasy The Nutcracker And The Four Realms debuted on $38.5m, while Universal’s horror hit Halloween crossed $225m worldwide.

Fox International

Updated: The Queen / Freddie Mercury drama starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) stands at $91m internationally and ranks top in approximately 50 markets. Bohemian Rhapsody debuted top in France on $8.1m debut. It grossed a stunning
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'Bohemian Rhapsody' on song in $122.5m global debut (update)

Queen musical drama soars like a rocket ship in 64 markets.

November 5 Update: Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody soared to the top of the global box office at the weekend thanks to an estimated $122.5m haul that included $72.5m from 64 international markets.

Disney’s Keira Knightley family fantasy The Nutcracker And The Four Realms debuted on $38.5m, while Universal’s horror hit Halloween crossed $225m worldwide.

Fox International

The Queen / Freddie Mercury drama starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) stands at $91.7m internationally and ranks top in approximately 50 markets. Bohemian Rhapsody debuted top in France on $7.7m debut. It grossed a stunning $7.4m
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'Bohemian Rhapsody' on song in $122.5m global debut

Queen musical drama soars like a rocket ship in 64 markets.

Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody soared to the top of the global box office at the weekend thanks to an estimated $122.5m haul that included $72.5m from 64 international markets.

Disney’s Keira Knightley family fantasy The Nutcracker And The Four Realms debuted on $38.5m, while Universal’s horror hit Halloween crossed $225m worldwide.

Fox International

The Queen / Freddie Mercury drama starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) stands at $91.7m internationally and ranks top in approximately 50 markets. Bohemian Rhapsody debuted top in France on $7.7m debut. It grossed a stunning $7.4m following an
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is the Box Office Champion: It Will Be the Biggest Rock Biopic Ever

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is the Box Office Champion: It Will Be the Biggest Rock Biopic Ever
Bohemian Rhapsody” performed above most expectations with an estimated $50 million total, a terrific result for this film. It’s also the fifth title to open to over $40 million since Labor Day. That’s three more than last year, which had only “It” and “Thor: Ragnorok” (although both were over $100 million).

Bohemian Rhapsody” is also the lowest number 1 opening for this weekend since 2013; prior years had Marvel and Bond. While this weekend’s total gross is lower than last year — unsurprising, since 2017 had “Thor: Ragnorok” — people who did go to the theaters saw a wider swath of movies. “Thor” claimed more than two thirds of total business, and only two films grossed over $7 million. This year, we had six.

In the debit column, two major releases saw shortfalls with “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and Tyler Perry’s latest, “Nobody’s Fool.” However, their struggles were more internal.

Considering its production issues,
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rules International Box Office With Killer $72 Million

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rules International Box Office With Killer $72 Million
Don’t stop “Bohemian Rhapsody” now, Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic topped the international box office with $72.5 million.

Rami Malek stars as Queen’s iconic frontman in the rock movie, which also dominated the domestic market with $50 million for a global start of $122.5 million. “Bohemian Rhapsody” opened in the United Kingdom last weekend with a huge $12.2 million, ranking as one of the best debuts in that territory. Its worldwide tally currently sits at a strong $141.7 million.

That’s a huge win for Fox as the movie cost just $52 million to make. “Bohemian Rhapsody” resonated with audiences despite tepid reviews from critics and turmoil behind the scenes surrounding director Bryan Singer. It carries a strong 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore.

Fellow newcomer “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” fared better overseas, where Disney’s family film debuted with $38.5 million from 45 international markets. Keira Knightley and Mackenzie Foy star in the movie,
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First Look at Hilary Duff in The Haunting of Sharon Tate

First Look at Hilary Duff in The Haunting of Sharon Tate
The 50th anniversary of the Sharon Tate murders happens next year, and there is more interest in the heinous crime than ever before. Most attention has been placed on Quentin Tarantino's upcoming epic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which will use the Tate murder as a wraparound for its 60s set story. But there is another Sharon Tate movie coming, and today we have a first look at this true crime psychological thriller.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate stars former Disney princess Hilary Duff in the title role. And she has already been lambasted by Sharon Tate's sister over the movie. It's Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate in Tarantino's film, which has garnered less vitriol from the Tate family. A first look photo shows what Duff has in store while embedding the character.

Saban Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights from Voltage Pictures
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocks With $50 Million, ‘Nutcracker’ Crumbles

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There’s a new box office queen in town.

Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” overperformed with a rocking $50 million when it debuted in 4,000 theaters. That was enough to dominate in North America over fellow newcomers “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “Nobody’s Fool.”

Bohemian Rhapsody” ranks as the second-best start for a music biopic, following 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton” ($60.2 million). For measure, it also topped the domestic debut of Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born,” which launched with a solid $42 million last month.

Rami Malek stars as iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the film, which cost around $50 million to produce. It’s a bittersweet symphony for Fox as the studio prepares to merge with Disney. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has generated a mixed critical response, though audiences have embraced it with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore.

“I’m not surprised there’s a disconnect,
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Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Break Free With $46 Million Debut

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Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Break Free With $46 Million Debut
Bohemian Rhapsody” is heading for a rhapsodic debut from 4,000 North American locations with an estimated $46 million.

The Fox biopic starring Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury earned $18.4 million Friday. Bryan Singer directed the film from Anthony McCarten’s screenplay. Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers also star.

Bohemian Rhapsody” is sitting at a 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an A CinemaScore.

Christmastime pic “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” should debut in second with about $18 million from 3,766 domestic sites. That marks a disappointing start for the Disney film, which stars Keira Knightley and has an estimated production budget of well over $100 million.

Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston directed the film, with Ashleigh Powell writing the script. Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman also star. “Nutcracker” follows a young girl who must
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Exclusive: Mackenzie Foy, Misty Copeland and Lang Lang talk The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

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To celebrate the release of Disney’s new festive fantasy adventure, The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, we had the pleasure of sitting down with stars Mackenzie Foy and Misty Copeland, as well as pianist Lang Lang to chat about the film and the incredible music that accompanies it.

In our exclusive interviews Foy discusses the physical demands of the film, working with such acting icons as Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman, as well as discussing her incredibly loyal fan base.

In addition, Copeland talks about being the main ballerina as well as the importance of diversity in film, while Lang Lang chats about working with legendary film composer James Newton Howard.

You can watch our full interviews below:

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms is in cinemas now.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Be the Box Office Champion With $43 Million

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Be the Box Office Champion With $43 Million
Consider “Bohemian Rhapsody” the box office Queen.

The Freddie Mercury biopic is set to open with a winning $43 million weekend at 4,000 North American locations, early estimates showed Friday.

The film, starring Rami Malek as Mercury, generated a solid $3.9 million in Thursday night previews, with exit polling showing 66% of theatergoers rating “Bohemian Rhapsody” as “excellent.” It’s outperforming expectations that had been around $35 million. It’s garnered mixed reviews, sitting at a 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, but critics have praised Malek’s performance as the Queen frontman during the 1970s and ’80s.

Disney’s family-friendly “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is debuting in second place with about $19 million at 3,766, slightly below the lower end of estimates of around $20 million to $25 million. The movie, adapted from the ballet classic about a young girl whose Nutcracker doll comes to life, is a rare stumble for Disney in that it carries a $125 million price tag.
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Emma Roberts Masters Holiday Party Style and More Best Dressed Stars

Now that Halloween is over, the holiday season has officially begun. Between the magical red carpets for premieres of Disney's Nutcracker and the Four Realms and In a Relationship, we're ready to get festive with our fashion. Just take Emma Roberts, who appeared at the premiere of the indie rom-com wearing a sparkling red Markarian dress that featured green stitching, a red velvet belt and sequins—the perfect inspiration for seasonal event style. Paired with Irene Neuwirth Jewelry and red Christian Louboutin heels, this look is setting the tone for holiday fashion. She isn't the only one, however. Misty Copeland, Keira Knightley, Priyanka Chopra and more are wearing looks that...
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Simon Pegg and Kate Mara Team for High-Stakes Thriller The Inheritance

Simon Pegg and Kate Mara Team for High-Stakes Thriller The Inheritance
Simon Pegg has been coasting on his geek charm for close to two decades now, and when he's not taking on a role that will play near and dear to his fans' hearts, he's taking on an interesting character in something quite unexpected. As is the case with The Inheritance, which sounds like it will leave audiences on the edge of their seat. He's joined by Kate Mara in this thriller that is gearing up to shoot sometime next year.

Highland Film Group announced today that Kate Mara and Simon Pegg are in negotiations to star in the high-stakes thriller Inheritance, with British helmer Vaughn Stein directing, fresh off his recent work with Pegg and Margot Robbie in his noir thriller Terminal.

Matthew Kennedy penned script, and Richard B. Lewis is producing through his Southpaw Entertainment banner alongside David Wulf (upcoming The Night Clerk) of WulfPak Productions, and Convergent Media
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