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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Moves to Vacated ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Slot

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Moves to Vacated ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Slot
Sony is moving its “Charlie’s Angels” reboot back five weeks to Nov. 1, 2019, to fill the slot vacated by “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Sony made the announcement Monday night, a few hours after Warner Bros. decided it would move Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman 1984” to June 6, 2020, with the explanation that the original “Wonder Woman” opened at the same time last year.

Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska will portray the film’s three Angels working for a detective agency. Elizabeth Banks is directing and starring as their unseen boss, Bosley. Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou will play the other two Bosleys. Sam Claflin, Jonathan Tucker and Luis Gerardo Mendez are also on board for undisclosed roles in “Charlie’s Angels.”

Filming started in September. Banks and Max Handelman will produce under their Brownstone Productions banner, along with Doug Belgrad, who is also co-financing through his 2.0 Entertainment, and Elizabeth Cantillon.
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020
Warner Bros. has moved Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 back seven months from Nov. 1, 2019, to June 5, 2020.

The sequel, which is set in 1984, replaces Mark Wahlberg’s Six Billion Dollar Man, which has been taken off the schedule.

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution, said, "We had tremendous success releasing the first 'Wonder Woman' film during the summer so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs."
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Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix
Fresh off his Oscar win for “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro is set to make his animated feature film directing debut. Del Toro has received the green light from Netflix to film “Pinocchio,” a stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy. He will write and produce the film in addition to directing it.

The film will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly fraught historical moment and a time when fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country. Production on “Pinocchio” will begin this fall. Del Toro previously set “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” against a totalitarian backdrop, although he placed those stories in Franco’s Spain.

“No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single
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Essentials: The Best Lesbian Horror Movies

Ah, horror, you oft-overlooked paragon of cinematic “low art.” While high-profile critics bend over backward every year to admit that they liked one scary movie, the horror fandom thrives and thrives. Whether bonded by a love of B-movie badness or semi-pretentious art films, we horror fans love just how varied the genre can be. Horror is teeming with transgression, experimentation, and out-and-out weirdness that just doesn’t seem to permeate any other genre in quite the same way.

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Claims ‘Wonder Woman 1984’s Old Release Date

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Claims ‘Wonder Woman 1984’s Old Release Date
Charlie’s Angels is going to work on a new release date. The reboot of the action franchise starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska will take a new slot on November 1, 2019, five weeks after its original scheduled release date. If that date sounds familiar, that’s because the new Charlie’s Angels reboot release date will […]

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Exclusive ‘The Americans’ Season 6 Gag Reel Laughs in the Face of Danger

Forget for a moment, if you can, all of heartbreak and trauma and sadness and horror of the final season of The Americans, and instead embrace this lovely gag reel. Yes I know it seem impossible, but when you see Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich and the rest of the cast acting so sweet and goofy it will warm your heart, I swear. The gag reel is really less about jokes or messing up lines and more about seeing the cast hanging out and being silly, which is actually pretty traumatic in and of itself when you realize it'…
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MoviePass’ Parent Company To Spin Off Subscription Service Into Separate Company To Avoid Bankruptcy

Many have said that MoviePass is a dying brand that is soon to be bankrupt. And apparently, given the most recent news, the subscriptions service’s parent company, Helios and Matheson, seems to think the same thing.

Helios and Matheson have announced its intention to take the MoviePass assets and spin them off into their own publicly traded company that would be only a subsidiary to the parent. Why would they do this?

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Stacey Snider on Life After Fox: ‘My Job For the Last Year Has Been Chairman of Human Emotions’

Stacey Snider on Life After Fox: ‘My Job For the Last Year Has Been Chairman of Human Emotions’
It’s been a grueling 11 months for Stacey Snider.

The 20th Century Fox Film chairman and CEO was just putting her imprint on the studio when Rupert Murdoch decided to sell the bulk of his media empire to Disney. That’s left Snider with the unenviable task of having to keep Fox running smoothly even as her employees brace for layoffs that could result in thousands of lost jobs.

Worse yet, Snider will be among those getting pink-slipped. Although several of her top lieutenants, including vice chairman Emma Watts, Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler and Fox Searchlight co-heads Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley, have gotten new jobs at Disney, Snider will not make the move. During a recent talk at her sleekly modern Beverly Hills home, she is clearly stung by being passed over by Disney. However, she’s focused on finding new opportunities to keep making movies, television shows and other forms of content.
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That 11-Minute One-Take Fight Scene in the New ‘Daredevil’ Season Was Influenced by Alfonso Cuarón and Worried Marvel TV Execs

Netflix’s “Daredevil” went viral in April 2015 thanks to a season one fight scene that was edited together to look like an uninterrupted shot running three minutes. The hallway fight became a staple of the show’s inaugural run, earning over 2 million views on YouTube and making funs wonder when the Marvel series would ever try to do something that ambitious again. The answer, as fans are now discovering, is in the fourth episode of the newly released third season. The installment, entitled “Blindsided,” features a one take that lasts 10 minutes and 43 seconds.

What makes the season three long take such a jaw-dropping feat isn’t its length but the fact it really is a single, uninterrupted shot. Showrunner Erik Oleson recently told Vulture the fight scene is an actual 11-minute take and not several shots stitched together like the season one fight scene or Alejandro González Iñárritu’s movie “Birdman.
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Naomi Kawase to Direct 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Film

Naomi Kawase to Direct 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Film
Japanese auteur, Naomi Kawase has been selected to direct the official film of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She won the contest with a proposal that demonstrated a “nuanced understanding of Japanese culture and Olympic values.”

Kawase is a regular at the Cannes film festival. Her works include “Sweet Bean,” “Suzaku,” and “Still The Water.”

The director of the official film must bring a unique editorial angle, and aim to capture the soul of a specific edition of the Olympics, while also considering the broader social and cultural context, the International Olympic Committee said. Kawase’s bid was chosen by Japanese film experts, international film experts, and the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage which advised the committee.

Previous directors of the official film include Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, and Carlos Saura. She is the fifth woman to direct the official film, following Caroline Rowland (London 2012), Gu Jun
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How ‘Halloween’s Ending Puts the Franchise In a Tricky Place

The Halloween franchise is back and bigger than ever. With The Shape back behind the mask and Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode back to battle him, Blumhouse's sequel set the stage for the ultimate showdown between the iconic slasher villain and his equally iconic final girl. And boy did Halloween deliver on that front. The film's final act follows Michael Myers to Laurie's house, where he comes up against all three Strode women and learns that surviving a final girl is one thing, but surviving a final family is a lot harder. After a stressful battle to …
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5 Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Demand a Film or Television Adaptation

There’s been a growing trend of networks and studios developing science fiction and fantasy books for TV or film. The 2018-19 television season alone includes at least five new ones—Justin Cronin’s The Passage on Fox, George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers on SyFy, Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens on Amazon Prime, Daniel O’Malley’s The Rook on Starz, and […]

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Lena Dunham on HBO’s ‘Camping’ and Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

From executive producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, and based on the British series of the same name that was created by Julia Davis, the HBO comedy series Camping follows the obsessively organized and controlling Kathryn (Jennifer Garner), who puts together what she thinks will be a delightful camping trip to celebrate her husband Walt’s (David Tennant) 45th birthday. Pretty quickly after arriving, this group’s bonds become tested, and the heightened emotions and tension that arise at the Brown Bear Lake campsite threaten to ruin the weekend. The series also stars Juliette Lewis, Ione Skye, Brett Gelman, Janicza …
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‘Nobody’s Fool’ Red Band Trailer: Tyler Perry’s Latest Turns The Tiffany Haddish Up To 11

Look, at this point, you love Tiffany Haddish or can’t stand her. Like most comedians that hit it big with a breakout role in a film or TV series, Haddish, thanks to her role in “Girls Trip,” has been positioned as the next big thing, which means you’re going to see her in a number of films in the next couple years. So, it’s no surprise that in the new trailer for “Nobody’s Fool,” the comedian is front and center.

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Jonah Hill Says David Fincher Passed on Him for ‘The Social Network’

Hollywood is full of fun “what if” stories, but here’s one that’s a bit unexpected. When it was announced that David Fincher would be directing a movie about Facebook written by Aaron Sorkin, there was a hefty dose of skepticism from anyone who wasn’t a Fincher/Sorkin acolyte. Prejudice against the film got even more pronounced when Fincher cast Justin Timberlake in the role of Sean Parker, which some felt was stunt casting and simply another example of a famous pop star throwing their weight around to be in the …
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Digital Distributor Under the Milky Way Opens Latin American Office With New Hire

Under the Milky Way, a leading digital film distribution company, has appointed Juliana Moreira de Souza to run its office in Brazil as its seeks to strengthen its presence in Latin America.

The company, which already boasts local offices across 10 countries in Europe, North America and Asia, previously did business in Latin America but never had a local office with an executive on the ground.

Based in Sao Paulo, Moreira de Souza will be in charge of developing business deals across Latin America through relationships with local rights holders and platforms. She will also handle the international distribution of films owned by Latin American rights holders.

Moreira de Souza graduated from Georgetown University and previously interned at Lionsgate, Protagonist Pictures and A24, where she gained insights into domestic and international sales and marketing.

Under the Milky Way has more than 5,000 feature films under management, and is working with more than 100 platforms across the world,
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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time

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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time
Why does it feel like horror movies are always undervalued? One thing’s for certain: In this age of geekery reigning supreme, critics and academics no longer dismiss the genre as disreputable with the kneejerk regularity some once did. But even now there’s talk of “elevated horror,” of artier explorations of dread and terror — Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” being two very recent examples — that are clearly distinguished from, well, non-elevated horror. The idea being that they engage your brain more than just showing brains being splattered against the wall.

How can films that fire your adrenal glands, send shivers down your spine, raise goosebumps, and quicken breath — that inspire such an intense physical reaction — also be cerebral experiences? We forget all the time that, as Anna Karina’s Pierrot Le Fou character Marianne Renoir says, “There can be ideas in feelings.”

What scares people
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Robert Englund Says He Could Do One More Freddy Krueger Movie

Robert Englund Says He Could Do One More Freddy Krueger Movie
Robert Englund may have gotten a taste for more bloodshed after appearing as his iconic slasher villain Freddy Krueger in the upcoming Halloween episode of The Goldbergs. The actor is walking back previous statements that he wouldn’t reprise his role as the razor-handed monster in a new Nightmare on Elm Street. A new Robert Englund Freddy Krueger […]

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‘Bodyguard’ Review: Richard Madden Takes Charge in Netflix’s Twisty New Thriller Series

Bodyguard should come with a warning. There are several stretches of this twisty new thriller series that are so anxiety-inducing, with such unbearable tension, that I almost had to leave the room. I could have paused it, sure, but I didn’t actually want to stop watching it. I just wanted to grimace and sink as far down into the couch as possible, my heart pounding as I attempted to rationalize that the story couldn't really do this or that, right? Right? It’s stressful — in the best of ways. Netflix’s 6-episode series comes from Jed …
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‘One Cut of the Dead’ Passes 2 Million Admissions Mark

‘One Cut of the Dead’ Passes 2 Million Admissions Mark
One Cut of the Dead,” the Shinichiro Ueda-directed zombie comedy that is Japan’s box office sensation of the year, has hit the 2 million admissions mark.

Initially released on June 23 in two Tokyo theaters, the film reached this landmark on Oct. 20. Distributed by Asmik Ace and Enbu Seminar – the Tokyo acting and directing school that produced the film for $27,000 (JPY3.0 million) — “One Cut of the Dead” has played on as many as 340 screens in Japan, and it is currently playing on 293.

Koji Ichihashi, Enbu Seminar president and the film’s producer, has said that his initial target was 5,000 admissions. That was the micro-budget film’s break-even point.

The film had its official world premiere at the Udine Far East Film Festival in April, where it won the second-place audience award. It has since received invitations to nearly 60 foreign festivals.

At home, the film has been showered with prizes – 17 to date
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