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Thanksgiving 2019: Lionsgate To Release Rian Johnson's Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ With Daniel Craig & Killer Cast

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Thanksgiving 2019: Lionsgate To Release Rian Johnson's Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ With Daniel Craig & Killer Cast
Exclusive: Lionsgate is set to partner with MRC and distribute worldwide Knives Out, the contemporary murder mystery that Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson wrote and is directing. Daniel Craig stars as a detective trying to solve a murder and the killer ensemble cast includes Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Katherine Langford and Don Johnson.

Lionsgate has dated the film for nationwide release on November 27, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday corridor.

The film became possible when director Danny Boyle exited James Bond 25. While that film regrouped — Cary Fukunaga is directing it — Craig suddenly had an open slot, and Johnson and his producing partner Ram Bergman took full advantage with an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery that Johnson wrote and was able to squeeze in before he and Bergman drill down on a new trilogy in the Star Wars universe.
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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Jingles $900K+ On Wednesday

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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Jingles $900K+ On Wednesday
20th Century Fox’s PG-13, holiday infused re-imagining of Deadpool 2 drew an estimated $953K in early morning industry estimates in its opening Wednesday at 1,566 theaters (including Tuesday previews). That number was good enough to make Once Upon a Deadpool second behind Universal/Illumination’s The Grinch which led all movies yesterday with $968K in its fifth Wednesday and a running total of $226.7M.

Rival distributors didn’t know what to expect from Once Upon a Deadpool; the film flew under the radar of tracking, and for Fox, it’s all gravy for the Deadpool brand. Not to comp because the movie catered to a completely different crowd, but the Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech changed its rating from R to PG-13 following its Oscar best picture win in 2011 earning $1.1M over three-days in its April re-release for a final tally of $3.3M. The whole thought process behind
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Universal and 'The Grinch' Top Third Largest November of All-Time

Universal and 'The Grinch' Top Third Largest November of All-Time
For the fourth time, and for the second year in a row, November calendar grosses topped $1 billion at the domestic box office. However, while this November's grosses topped last year's, 2018 ranks as the third highest grossing November ever with $1.044 billion in domestic grosses behind the back-to-back years of 2012 and 2013. Leading the charge was Universal and Illumination's The Grinch, which in turn helped the studio take the monthly crown for the third time this year as Universal's yearly grosses are now pacing ahead of last year's with over $1.6 billion. Universal's release of Illumination's The Grinch brought in $189.7 million over the course of the month, following its November 9 release, and has since delivered over $225 million at the domestic box office. The film currently ranks as the second highest grossing film based on a Dr. Seuss property behind 2000's release of the live-action adaptation of The Grinch starring Jim Carrey. That film's $260 million in domestic grosses,
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‘The Mustang’ Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts Tames Horses and Himself in Robert Redford-Produced Drama

‘The Mustang’ Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts Tames Horses and Himself in Robert Redford-Produced Drama
Robert Redford may or may not be retiring from acting, but he’s keeping busy behind the camera, executive producing an inspiring horse drama starring Red Sparrow‘s Matthias Schoenaerts. In The Mustang, Schoenaerts stars as a violent, unhinged convict who undergoes a unique state-mandated rehabilitation program that teaches him to tame wild horses. The Mustang Trailer Directed by Laure de […]

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Jason Momoa Changes His Tune & Now Says Henry Cavill Is “100%” Staying In The Dceu As Superman

Hot off the heels of Jason “My Man!” Momoa seemingly at peace with the idea of continuing the Dceu without the help of Henry Cavill as Superman, the “Aquaman” actor is changing his tune a bit.

A couple days ago, in an interview, Momoa said that he didn’t know what was happening with Cavill in the role of Superman, after rumors and speculation said the actor has decided to hang up the blue and red tights.

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‘Mortal Engines’ Visual Effects Team Talks About Solutions to Industry-Wide Problems, Bringing Those Moving Cities to Life, and More [Interview]

‘Mortal Engines’ Visual Effects Team Talks About Solutions to Industry-Wide Problems, Bringing Those Moving Cities to Life, and More [Interview]
Mortal Engines director Christian Rivers is a protege of filmmaker Peter Jackson, who co-wrote and co-produced this adaptation with his The Lord of the Rings collaborators. This is a tight-knit group, so it’s no surprise that when they needed a company to tackle the visual challenges of a movie about a city that eats other […]

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Mormons Upset Over New ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Poster Depicting The Hero As Jesus

The whole point of “Once Upon a Deadpool” was to take the R-rated, foul-mouthed, adults-only superhero and package “Deadpool 2” in a PG-13, family-friendly way, right? Well, apparently that’s not completely going according to plan. You see, the good folks at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka the Mormon Church) are pretty upset by the new film, particularly with a new poster depicting Deadpool in a very…religious way.

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‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ Director in Talks for ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie

Paramount is in talks with “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” director D.J. Caruso to take the reins of its movie adaptation of the Nickelodeon horror series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

The project was unveiled last year with “It” writer Gary Dauberman hired to write the script. Matt Kaplan is producing along with Dauberman, who’s a co-writer on both “It” movies, and “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” franchises.

“Are You Afraid of the Dark?” was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel and ran as an anthology series on Nickelodeon between 1992 and 1996. It followed a group of teenagers who called themselves the Midnight Society and would meet weekly at a secret location in the woods to tell a scary story. The show was revived in 1999 for two more seasons.

Each episode was introduced with the storyteller saying “Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society,” who then would
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Lucrecia Martel Turned Down ‘Black Widow’ Because Marvel Said “Don’t Worry About The Action Scenes” — Here’s Why It’s Not Unusual

For Marvel’s highly anticipated Black Widow movie, a solo outing that had been in demand for nearly a decade, the studio wanted to get it right. Over 65 female directors were considered at one point to direct the Scarlett Johansson vehicle, and that was slowly whittled down to a four-person shortlist. Ultimately Berlin Syndrome director Cate Shortland earned the gig, […]

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‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Filmmakers Accidentally Made Nicolas Cage Say “Filthy, Pornographic” Things

You can check out Collider's full half-hour Q&A with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse filmmakers Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Chris Miller, and Phil Lord right here, but in this house, any behind-the-scenes anecdote about Nicolas Cage is news-worthy enough to discuss on its own. In the animated Spidey flick, Cage provides the voice for Spider-Man Noir—a black-and-white alt-universe Peter Parker who swings through the Great Depression—which meant writing a ton of 30s-era slang for the Face/Off star. Rothman: We loved working with …
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Jennifer Lopez ‘Absolutely’ Wants to Direct Film and Television

Jennifer Lopez ‘Absolutely’ Wants to Direct Film and Television
Jennifer Lopez epitomizes the phrase “she’s done it all” — but there’s still more that the superstar would like to do.

Lopez recently directed her first music video, “Limitless,” the track featured on her new rom-com “Second Act,” and it seems the multi-hyphenate has caught the directing bug.

“Absolutely, absolutely,” Lopez responded when asked by Variety if she wants to direct more in television and film.

“It was a lot of fun,” she said about directing the music video in which her daughter appears.

“This is a song that Sia wrote for the movie. It’s the anthem for ‘Second Act.’ I asked her watch the movie and tell me what you think — if you’re inspired, write something, and she wrote ‘Limitless,’ which is: I thought I had to be somebody else, but look at me now, I’m limitless,” Lopez told reporters Wednesday evening at the New
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Rian Johnson’s Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out,’ Starring Daniel Craig, Set for Thanksgiving Release

Lionsgate has bought distribution rights to Daniel Craig’s murder mystery “Knives Out” and set a Thanksgiving release date of Nov. 27.

Mrc financed “Knives Out,” directed by Rian Johnson — best known for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Lionsgate will also distribute the pic worldwide.

The movie came together during the Toronto International Film Festival in the wake of director Danny Boyle exiting James Bond 25, which delayed shooting on the Bond pic and cleared Craig’s schedule.

The “Knives Out” cast includes Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, and Christopher Plummer.

Johnson directed from his own script and is producing with partner Ram Bergman through their new, yet-to-be named company. Johnson is also creating a new “Star Wars” trilogy for Disney.

“We’re very excited to be in production on ‘Knives Out’ and can’t wait to bring it
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Nadine Labaki Talks Her Golden Globe-Nominated Film ‘Capernaum’ And Life Intersecting With Art In Lebanon [Interview]

If it’s hope you seek in the new Lebanese film “Capernaum,” you have to look deeply. It lives mostly in the characters’ minute actions, which reveal kindness and care that long ago departed their eyes and demeanor. Look, for instance, to the pots and pans our pre-teen protagonist Zain has rigged into a rattling cart to dutifully haul around a baby that life has left in his lap.

Read More: Nadine Labaki’s ‘Capernaum [Capharnaüm]’ Restlessly Moves Like An Uber-Realist ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ [Cannes Review]

The larger world, by contrast, is bleak.

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Olivia Colman to Be Honored by Palm Springs Festival for ‘The Favourite’

Olivia Colman to Be Honored by Palm Springs Festival for ‘The Favourite’
The Favourite” star Olivia Colman will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award by the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The award will be presented by her co-star Emma Stone at the festival’s awards gala on Jan. 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival, now in its 30th year, runs from Jan. 3 to Jan. 14.

“In ‘The Favourite’ Olivia Colman steals the show as a frail and aloof Queen Anne, whose attention is being sought by two scheming cousins,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “For this superb performance, that has received much critical acclaim and awards recognition, it is our honor to present the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress to Olivia Colman.”

Past recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award include Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan, and Charlize Theron.

Colman has garnered Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations for “The Favourite,
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Lord & Miller Talk About Deciding Which Spider-People Appear in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (And The One They Almost Killed Off) [Interview]

Lord & Miller Talk About Deciding Which Spider-People Appear in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (And The One They Almost Killed Off) [Interview]
Bonnie and Clyde. Beavis and Butthead. Lord and Miller. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the guys who brought us The Lego Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, are often mentioned in the same breath and referred to as a creative pair. So it was somewhat surprising when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the excellent […]

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Oscar Beat: Best Actress Predictions – SAG Nominations Solidify the Contenders

Last Updated: December 13th This year’s Best Actress Oscar category may be filled out by a diverse mix of first-timers, Oscar veterans, and possibly even someone who’s never even acted before. And in a year as rich with great performances as 2018, there are also some exciting contenders waiting just outside the wings for a little push to make them fully-fledged Oscar nominees. We're still in the thick of critics awards, but the first guild has now weighed in with the Screen Actors Guild nominations, shedding a bit of light on how the Best Actress …
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The Best TV Performances of 2018

The Best TV Performances of 2018
Actors and actresses are an oft-celebrated aspect of popular culture. They play the characters viewers identify with, rage against, or otherwise become emotionally tied to, and then they show up on “Busy Tonight” to play with a puppy or snap an Instagram picture calling out Hollywood’s double standards. In other words, they make a connection with their audience that needs to continue.

But their work can transcend that relationship, as well. Certain performances require recognition for their continued, intricate development (which often happens in TV), how they break from expectations, or when a new actor shows up and forms a fresh, unshakable bond. In 2018, a slew of actors did all of this and more. Some well-known faces forged exciting new aspects of their onscreen identity. Other newbies stole the show from their more experienced peers. Still more performers put out work fans didn’t expect or couldn’t get enough of.
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Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ Lands November 2019 Release Date

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, his return to the crime drama and follow-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is easily one of my most anticipated movies of 2019, and now we know when to expect it. Lionsgate and Mrc have sent out a press release announcing that the film will be released on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Details on the plot are still scarce beyond the story being set in the modern day and a detective, played by Daniel Craig, is the lead role. The top-notch cast also includes Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni …
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The State Of Peak TV In 2018: New Report Says There’s Still Too Much Damn Content To Watch

If people know as a film/TV superfan, then you probably hear something similar to this on a daily basis: “Hey, you really need to watch [Insert New TV Show]. It’s really good!” What ends up happening is that you’re left with a Netflix (or whatever streaming service) queue about a mile long of new TV series that you say to yourself that you’ll eventually watch, but you just never seem to find time to do it.

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‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 2 is Already Filming, Diego Luna and Scoot McNairy Returning

It was only a few days ago when Netflix announced that Narcos: Mexico was renewed for a second season, but a new report says the show is already filming in Mexico City – and its cast has been officially announced. Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) will return to reprise his role of […]

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