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‘The Big Lebowski’ Reunion: Steve Buscemi Tells Jeff Bridges and John Goodman Why He Almost Turned Down the Cult Classic

‘The Big Lebowski’ Reunion: Steve Buscemi Tells Jeff Bridges and John Goodman Why He Almost Turned Down the Cult Classic
20 years out, The Dude still abides.

Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi recently reunited for the 20th anniversary of “The Big Lebowski,” the cult classic that made Joel and Ethan Coen modern legends to slackers and stoners the world over. Though “The Big Lebowski” disappointed at the box office when it premiered in 1998, earning a relatively meager $17 million against a budget of $15 million, word-of-mouth buzz and home video sales turned it into the cult sensation it is today. Thanks to The Today Show, the three cast members recently took a nostalgic sit-down through their initial reactions to the script, favorite fan interactions, and one of The Dude’s most abiding legacies.

On their initial reactions to the script, Goodman said he loved it right away. Buscemi, who plays the much-maligned Donny Kerabatsos, had the same reaction, but almost turned down the project nonetheless. “When I was reading the part of Donnie,
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A Very Happy ‘Halloween’: Thursday Night Previews At $7.7M

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A Very Happy ‘Halloween’: Thursday Night Previews At $7.7M
Friday AM Update after Thursday night Exclusive: Universal is calling Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween at $7.7M in Thursday night previews which began at 7PM, at 3,200 venues, still a fantastic result for a horror pic even though our estimates overshot. Last night’s take bests The Nun‘s $5.4M preview and it’s just under the $8M of Paranormal Activity 3‘s midnight previews. Given the funky, front-loaded nature of horror movies –they don’t exactly leg out like superhero ones– makes this a tricky one to peg in regards to how high it will go. Already we were hearing that advance ticket sales today are enormous, and that’s after last night’s show. We heard there were presales in certain multiplexes that are beating It‘s sales. Already, Fandango reported that Halloween is the best horror pre-seller of the year, well ahead of The Nun.

Should Halloween follow a
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Release Pushed Back 9 Months to Summer 2020

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Release Pushed Back 9 Months to Summer 2020
Disney has moved “Jungle Cruise,” the Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt starring vehicle, back nine months to July 24, 2020.

Disney also unset an untitled Marvel movie that was previously set for one weekend after “Jungle Cruise’s” new date on July 31, 2020. “Jungle Cruise” was previously dated for October of 2019.

Dwayne Johnson also tweeted the announcement for the film’s new date, promising an “adventure of a lifetime.”

It’s Official – July 24th, 2020.

Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages.

My partner in crime, Emily Blunt and I, lovingly invite you to join us for The Adventure Of A Lifetime.

All aboard…????@DisneyStudios Jungle Cruise

???? ????????❤️???? pic.twitter.com/DNTnqSb3QD

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 19, 2018

Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows”) is directing the film based on the Disney World ride, which takes guests on a tour of the rivers,
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Mailbag: Producer/Executive Producer Differences, Review Writing Process, Film Adaptations, Halloween Plans, Translated Interviews & More

Mailbag: Producer/Executive Producer Differences, Review Writing Process, Film Adaptations, Halloween Plans, Translated Interviews & More
On the October 19 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to answer reader e-mail in the Mail Bag. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the […]

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Richard E. Grant on ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and His ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Audition

Based on the memoir written by Lee Israel, the real-life dramedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? tells the story of Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), who made her living in the 1970s and ‘80s as a celebrity biographer writing about such subjects as Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. But when she found herself unable to get published, the rent quickly falling behind and her beloved cat becoming ill, she started using her writing talent for deception as a literary forger, all while abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). During this 1-on-…
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‘Halloween': What Did You Think?

Be aware there are spoilers for Halloween (2018) below. Halloween is here! No, not the holiday, but the long-awaited return of the seminal horror franchise has finally arrived. Directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley, Halloween sees the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as horror icon Laurie Strode, forty years after the events of the original film, when she has to face down Michael Myers once again. The result is something of a …
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Featurette: How the Stars Became Queen

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Featurette: How the Stars Became Queen
Becoming a rock icon is always a difficult job, but playing one that’s still living? That’s a Herculean task that each of the stars, with the exception of Rami Malek, had to take on in Bohemian Rhapsody. That’s the equivalent of playing Mozart’s concertos while Mozart watches you like a hawk. But Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, and […]

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‘Wanderlust’ Review: Toni Collette’s Dominance of 2018 Continues in a Smart Netflix Series That’s Honest About Sex

‘Wanderlust’ Review: Toni Collette’s Dominance of 2018 Continues in a Smart Netflix Series That’s Honest About Sex
Toni Collette is having an extraordinary year. The “Sixth Sense” and “United States of Tara” star is garnering well-deserved awards buzz for her “Hereditary” performance, and just as Oscar season ramps up, here comes another powerful reminder of her acting prowess. “Wanderlust” is a Netflix and BBC co-production that has nothing to do with David Wain’s 2012 film of the same name that starred Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, and Justin Theroux, though this six-part drama series also studies an onscreen couple who’s looking to keep their relationship afloat.

Equal parts empathetic and searing, creator Nick Payne treats his characters honestly and, in turn, crafts a first season both heartening and tragic. Collette is its center, guiding the ship through turbulent emotional seas with assurance. There’s plenty to admire about “Wanderlust,” but it easily could have drifted into the vast unknown of Netflix’s content ocean without her precise,
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Why Jet Li Turned Down a Role in ‘The Matrix’

Why Jet Li Turned Down a Role in ‘The Matrix’
The Matrix seemed like a franchise tailor-made for Jet Li. The Wachowskis‘ mind-bending sci-fi series that began in 1999 featured brooding heroes in black coats with insane martial arts skills — all elements that Li had down pat. And the Chinese action star was actually offered a part as Seraph in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, only […]

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‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Release Music Video for ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ — Watch

‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Release Music Video for ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ — Watch
If life feels empty now that you’ve finally seen “A Star Is Born” and you no longer know what to look forward to, fret not: Lady Gaga has announced the music video for “I’ll Never Love Again.” The singer-turned-actress tweeted a link to said video, which accompanies one of the film’s many original numbers, earlier today; like the instant-hit “Shallow,” it’s a duet with her co-star and director Bradley Cooper.

The soundtrack has proven enormously successful, which is unsurprising given Lady Gaga’s immense popularity and the warm reception with which the film itself has been met. It’s also notable given Warner Bros. and Interscope’s close-to-the-vest approach to actually making the music available: “Shallow” wasn’t officially released until a week before “A Star Is Born” hit theaters (and months after its appearance in the film’s trailer made it an earworm), and the
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R.I.P. Danny Leiner, Director of ‘Harold & Kumar’ and ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’

Sad news, folks. We're seeing reports on Facebook that Danny Leiner, the director of the beloved comedies Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude, Where's My Car? has passed away following a long illness. Leiner got his start with the well-received short films My Birthday Cake and Time Expired, which led him to make his feature debut with the 1996 comedy Layin' Low starring Jeremy Piven and Edie Falco. Four years later, he was tapped to direct the Ashton Kutcher-Seann William Scott comedy Dude, Where's My Car?, where he also worked with a …
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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Director Peyton Reed Discusses Notes From Kevin Feige and His Days Playing in a Smiths Cover Band [Interview]

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Director Peyton Reed Discusses Notes From Kevin Feige and His Days Playing in a Smiths Cover Band [Interview]
Peyton Reed, the director of Down with Love and drummer of a long defunct Smiths cover band, once again brought some feel-good laughs to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and the Wasp. The sequel was a bit bigger, a little looser, and even Scott Lang was funnier, but Reed and all involved still managed to keep it […]

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HBO’s ‘Room 104’ Season 2 Debuts November 9, Stars Michael Shannon, Mahershala Ali, Judy Greer, and More

The first season of HBO’s anthology series Room 104 was uneven, but showed a lot of promise. Each episode takes place inside the same motel room, but that’s essentially the only requirement: genres, characters, styles, and tones are all up for grabs depending on the episode’s individual story, and season one served up a varied […]

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From Judi Dench to Taylor Swift, Here’s Every A-Lister Tom Hooper Has Herded Like Cats Into Doing ‘Cats’

From Judi Dench to Taylor Swift, Here’s Every A-Lister Tom Hooper Has Herded Like Cats Into Doing ‘Cats’
It seems every day, some bigger and more exciting talent joins “Cats,” Tom Hooper’s forthcoming screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical. Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” the musical is the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history, and the sixth longest-running West End show. Hooper directed the “The King’s Speech,” which won best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards, as well as 2012’s “Les Misérables” adaptation. With help from “Billy Elliot” screenwriter Lee Hall, Hooper will attempt to bring “Cats” to the screen.

Here is a breakdown of the A-list talent already signed onto the project, and a look at their musical theater backgrounds and singing chops.

Jennifer Hudson, Grizabella

Although Hudson’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” didn’t quite reach the hair-raising heights of Jennifer Holliday’s, the original Effie White in “Dreamgirls,
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Gael Garcia Bernal’s ‘Chicuarotes’ Picked up by Cinepolis Distribution

Cinepolis Distribution, the distribution arm of Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis, has picked up all Latin American rights to “Chicuarotes,” the second feature helmed by award-winning multi hyphenate Gael Garcia Bernal.

The film, described as a dark comedy, is produced by Garcia Bernal via his new shingle with partner Diego Luna, La Corriente del Golfo, along with Marta Núñez Puerto of Cinematográfica Amaranto.

Thomas Benski for Pulse Films and Isaac Lee for Televisa Alternative Originals (Tao) serve as co-producers. (Lee has since left his position as chief content officer of Televisa-Univision to start his own company, Exile Content)

Penned by Augusto Mendoza who also wrote Luna’s “Mr. Pig and “Abel,” “Chicuarotes” tracks two teens from Mexico City who, in their desperation to improve their lives, end up entangled in the criminal underworld.

The film stars Benny Emmanuel, Leidi Gutiérrez, Dolores Heredia and Daniel Giménez Cacho, along with a cast of non-professional actors.
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Photo: George Lucas Visits The Set of ‘The Mandalorian’ on Jon Favreau’s Birthday

Photo: George Lucas Visits The Set of ‘The Mandalorian’ on Jon Favreau’s Birthday
George Lucas decided to stop by The Mandalorian set and bring the show’s producer and writer, Jon Favreau, some semi-expensive wine for his birthday, because he’s a mensch. The result: a new Mandalorian set photo, which reveals a cantina where one can relax and drink George Lucas-approved wine. See the image below. View this post on Instagram […]

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‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Co-Creator Aline Brosh McKenna Picks TV’s Best Pilots — Turn It On Podcast

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Co-Creator Aline Brosh McKenna Picks TV’s Best Pilots — Turn It On Podcast
Aline Brosh McKenna has always been a fan of the television pilot. First episodes are tricky, as they have to introduce characters and plot while servicing enough of a story to hook network executives — to pick up the series — and then audiences, to come along for the ride.

“I am really interested as a writer in how you lay out your story and how little you can use to do that,” the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-creator told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. “A lot of the signature moments in a series happen in the pilot. I definitely am attracted to well-made pilot because it’s also the on-ramp. And I know in our show, the pilot is something we went back to frequently to say, ‘This is where we set the language of the show.'”

McKenna cites the pilots for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s “Girls” and Vince Gilligan
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George Lucas Visits ‘The Mandalorian’ Set in New Behind-the-Scenes Photo

We still know next to nothing about the upcoming Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian, but how about a photo of George Lucas visiting the set to make you feel better? Yes indeed, today is The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau’s birthday, and as a surprise Lucas himself came down to the Mandalorian set. We know that Lucas also visited the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story, but as far as I know he’s steered clear of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi sets after J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy decided to toss out his …
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Amazon and IMDb Are Closing Withoutabox Film Festival Submission Service

More than 17 years after first launching the game-changing festival submission service, Withoutbox announced today that it will be phasing out its services over the next year. Submission services will be disabled starting September 16, 2019, and access to Withoutabox will be disabled on October 30, 2019.

“We are working with current film festival customers to fulfill Withoutabox’s commitments through October 30, 2019 and are working with filmmakers to ensure their submissions are properly processed in this transition phase,” wrote a spokesperson for Withoutabox. “We are grateful to all the filmmakers who have shared their stories through Withoutabox and the film festivals who have discovered talented artists around the world using our service.”

In 2000 Withoutabox changed the way filmmakers applied to film festivals by creating a service where it was easier to find and apply to festivals – a one-stop site which had all the information and eligibility requirements for virtually all festivals and offered a streamlined
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‘Eve’ Cast Adds Geena Davis and Joan Chen to the Female Action Hero Roster

‘Eve’ Cast Adds Geena Davis and Joan Chen to the Female Action Hero Roster
Eve, an action movie starring Jessica Chastain, has just added two great cast members: Geena Davis and Joan Chen. The film follows an assassin being hunted by her former employers while struggling to tell her family about her deadly job. Davis is likely playing Chastain’s mother, while Chen is playing a gangster. All of this […]

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