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‘The Flash’ Movie Has Been Delayed Again, May Not Come Out Until 2021

‘The Flash’ Movie Has Been Delayed Again, May Not Come Out Until 2021
The Flash may be the fastest man alive on the comic book pages, but when it comes to the big screen, he’s positively sluggish. The Flash standalone movie has been hit with yet another delay, as Warner Bros. pushes back the expected production start date for Ezra Miller‘s solo superhero film. Now it seems that […]

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Oscars: Olivia Colman Will Compete in Best Actress for ‘The Favourite’ as Acting Races Get Clarified

Oscars: Olivia Colman Will Compete in Best Actress for ‘The Favourite’ as Acting Races Get Clarified
When it comes to predicting the Oscars, one of the major hurdles early in the season is figuring out in which categories some of the actors will be competing. Someone like Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained is more of a co-lead performance, but it’s on the studio to decide where to campaign for the actor, and on the Academy to either accept or re-categorize. In the case of Waltz and Django, he was submitted for Best Supporting Actor …
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John Cena to Star in ‘Playing With Fire’ for Paramount Players (Exclusive)

John Cena to Star in ‘Playing With Fire’ for Paramount Players (Exclusive)
John Cena is in final negotiations to star in the Paramount Players movie “Playing With Fire,” sources tell Variety.

The family comedy revolves around a group of rugged wildfire fighters who meet their match when they rescue a trio of rambunctious children.

Todd Garner and Sean Robins of Broken Road Productions are on board to produce “Playing With Fire.” Paramount Players bought the spec script from Dan Ewen this past February and hired Matt Lieberman to pen a rewrite. Paramount executive VP Matt Dines is overseeing for the studio.

Paramount Pictures launched Paramount Players in June, with veteran producer and executive Brian Robbins at the helm. Robbins is working with Viacom’s Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and Bet to generate projects, while the new division focuses on contemporary properties.

Cena’s latest big-screen role was alongside Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz in the Universal comedy “Blockers,” which ended its theatrical run with $94 million worldwide.
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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Original Ending: Evangeline Lilly Was “Grateful” It Didn’t Make the Final Cut

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Original Ending: Evangeline Lilly Was “Grateful” It Didn’t Make the Final Cut
Ant-Man and the Wasp isn’t a movie filled with important universe-altering events. There were plenty of those in Avengers: Infinity War, and director Peyton Reed made the smart decision of not trying to compete with that gargantuan effort; instead, he made a smaller scale film that’s easily one of the funniest films in the Marvel Cinematic […]

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Vera Farmiga & Patrick Wilson To Return As The Warrens In Latest ‘Conjuring’ Spin-Off ‘Annabelle 3’

The Warrens are coming back to the ‘Conjuring’ cinematic universe sooner than you may have thought. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, who portray Lorraine and Ed, respectively, have signed on to star in the upcoming threequel in the “Annabelle” franchise.

Read More: ‘The Nun’ Doesn’t Learn From The Sins Of The Previous ‘Conjuring’ Films [Review]

According to Deadline, the Warrens will again be the focus of the haunted film universe as they attempt to protect their young 10-year-old daughter from the evil spirit inside the Annabelle doll.

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More Than 80 Million Subscribers Watched Netflix Rom-Coms This Summer

Netflix seems to have found its long-form goldmine: The streaming service disclosed as part of its Q3 earnings report Tuesday that more than 80 million of its subscribers from around the world watched one of its “Summer of Love” rom-coms over the past few months.

The company also singled out “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” as one of its “most viewed original films ever with strong repeat viewing.”

Netflix released a series original movies as part of its “Summer of Love” over the past few months, including “Set It Up,” “The Kissing Booth,” “Like Father,” “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” and the aforementioned “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The company said Tuesday that it was already in production of “the next set of original rom-coms” for its members.

Netflix never shares any actual viewing metrics for single titles, but the company gave us another indicator
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‘Venom’ Producers on Carnage, ‘Morbius’, & Why ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ Is “Mindblowing”

Warning: Venom spoilers are discussed in this interview. Shortly before Venom arrived in theaters, I sat down with producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach for a spoiler-filled conversation about the making of the film and future projects. Now that the film has been out for a little while, we can dive into all of the specifics, including why certain decisions were made. During the interview, Arad and Tolmach talked about Easter eggs you may have missed, the decision to include She-Venom, if they ever thought about making Venom R-rated, if they battled the MPAA for the PG-…
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‘First Man’ Composer Justin Hurwitz Is the Real Obsessive Musician at the Heart of Damien Chazelle’s Films

‘First Man’ Composer Justin Hurwitz Is the Real Obsessive Musician at the Heart of Damien Chazelle’s Films
Damien Chazelle has never made a film without his go-to composer (and former college roommate) Justin Hurwitz. Moreover, one could argue that Chazelle has never made a film that wasn’t in some way about Justin Hurwitz.

That idea continues to hold true with his solemn but starry-eyed historical Neil Armstrong biopic, an intimate epic that can hardly be contained by the IMAX screens on which it debuted last week. Another visceral story about a man who’s caught in the grip of his own ambition, “First Man” may not focus on an obsessive musician — which, at this point, is enough to qualify it as a major departure for its director — but Armstrong’s tortuous journey from the depths of grief to the surface of the Moon nevertheless underscores Chazelle’s signature affinity for characters who are consumed by a single idea, often at the expense of their own well-being.
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Peter Jackson’s Stunning Documentary ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Brings World War I Into 3D [Lff Review]

It’s been a funny old decade and a half for Peter Jackson. After the critical, commercial, and awards triumphs of the “Lord of The Rings” trilogy — a blockbuster the lasting impact of which is as big as anything since “Star Wars” — he had the world at his feet. But, perhaps inevitably, given how entirely massive his initial Middle-Earth films were, his follow-ups since have struggled to get the same amount of love.

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Revisiting ‘What Lies Beneath’, Robert Zemeckis’ Forgotten Alfred Hitchock Riff

Revisiting ‘What Lies Beneath’, Robert Zemeckis’ Forgotten Alfred Hitchock Riff
What Lies Beneath is a film I really didn’t like when I saw it upon its release in 2000. As a fan of Robert Zemeckis, I was looking forward to him taking on a Hitchcockian thriller with a cast top-lined by Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. And when I left the theatre that first time, […]

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New ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Featurette Explains the Return and Rise of Wilson Fisk

Daredevil season 3 is a dark, dark story but there are shining bright lights in the return of Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) and his pristine white suits and immaculately shined head. A new featurette explains the Kingpin of Crime's return from prison and renewed rivalry with blind vigilante ninja Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox). I must point out the video also includes D'Onofrio describing Fisk as "not a happy pup," the most delightful phrase you'll hear all day, guaranteed. "The character that Vincent created has become so iconic, so to have him back is absolutely thrilling," says …
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Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson to Return as The Warrens in ‘Annabelle 3′

It's official! The Warrens are coming back for more spooky shenanigans in the latest Conjuring spinoff sequel, Annabelle 3. Deadline reports that Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will appear as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in the new film, which will see Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation scribe Gary Dauberman step behind the camera for his directing debut. As Dauberman and producer James Wan revealed at Comic-Con earlier this year, Annabelle 3 will head back to the Warren household where Annabelle will rally up all kinds of demons hiding in the Warren artifact room. “Annabelle basically activates all …
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Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga to Star in Third ‘Annabelle’ Movie

Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga to Star in Third ‘Annabelle’ Movie
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren in New Line’s “The Conjuring” spinoff, the untitled third “Annabelle” movie.

Wilson and Farmiga starred as the real-life paranormal investigators in 2013’s “The Conjuring,” which set the franchise in motion, and “The Conjuring 2.”

The third installment in the “Annabelle” series is also the 6th film in what New Line has called the Conjuring Universe, which has seen its five movies gross over $1.56 billion worldwide. “The Nun,” the most recent release, has become the highest-grossing film in the franchise, surpassing $359 million worldwide this weekend.

That spinoff focused on the demon nun that came to life in “The Conjuring 2” from a painting by Ed Warren and later attacked Lorraine Warren. Annabelle was introduced in “The Conjuring” as a demon doll in their artifacts room.

The story in the upcoming “Annabelle” movie centers on the doll awakening the room’s evil,
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Exclusive: Carmen Ejogo to Star in Netflix Thriller ‘Rattlesnake’ from ‘1922’ Director

Carmen Ejogo is about to pop in a major way between the upcoming third season of True Detective and the Fantastic Beasts sequel, and now she has lined up another intriguing project. Ejogo has signed on to star in Netflix's psychological thriller Rattlesnake, which hails from writer-director Zak Hilditch (1922), Collider has exclusively learned. Theo Rossi and Emma Greenwell will co-star in the film, which will find Ejogo playing a single mother who accepts the help of a mysterious woman after her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake. She …
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Keira Knightley Banned Her Daughter From Watching Disney Films Like ‘Cinderella’ Because They’re Not Empowering to Women

Keira Knightley Banned Her Daughter From Watching Disney Films Like ‘Cinderella’ Because They’re Not Empowering to Women
Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid” are Disney animated classics beloved by adults and children all over the world, but that isn’t stopping Keira Knightley from banning the titles in her house. The actress told Ellen Degeneres during an appearance on her talk show that she isn’t letting her three-year-old daughter watch certain Disney princess films because they are not empowering to women.

When it comes to “Cinderella,” Knightley explained the storyline just doesn’t set a good example for young women. “She waits around for a rich guy to rescue her,” Knightley said. “Don’t. Rescue yourself — obviously.” The actress feels the same about “The Little Mermaid,” even if she admits the songs are good. “Do not give your voice up for a man!” Knightley noted.

Knightley got her career breakthrough thanks to Disney by starring as Elizabeth Swann in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Although the
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Featurette Dives into the Sequel’s Plot

Warner Bros. has released a new featurette for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald that goes deeper into the film’s plot. While we previously knew that the conflict would revolve around Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) escaping and Dumbledore (Jude Law) recruiting Newt (Eddie Redmayne) to take down the dark wizard. However, this featurette reveals that part of Grindelwald’s plan involves Credence (Ezra Miller), who displayed incredible power in the first Fantastic Beasts movie. Watching the featurette, I’ve become pretty steadfast in my belief that this is a make-or-break entry for the franchise. Even though it will …
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‘Miss Bala’ Trailer: Gina Rodriguez Finally Becomes An Action Star

‘Miss Bala’ Trailer: Gina Rodriguez Finally Becomes An Action Star
Welcome to the era of Gina Rodriguez, action star. The Jane the Virgin star and Annihilation scene-stealer is finally stepping into the role that she was always meant to be in: action hero. Rodriguez makes her action star debut in the Miss Bala trailer, where she plays a young woman forced to become a mole for the DEA […]

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Keira Knightley Explains Why She Banned Her Daughter From Watching Some Classic Disney Films

Keira Knightley is probably best known around these parts for her Academy Award-nominated roles in “Pride & Prejudice” and “The Imitation Game.” However, she’s also been in quite a few major Disney films, including the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise and the upcoming “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” in which she’ll portray the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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Richard Linklater’s New Ad Questions Ted Cruz’s Love of Texas Because of His Odd Fast Food Choices — Watch

Richard Linklater’s New Ad Questions Ted Cruz’s Love of Texas Because of His Odd Fast Food Choices — Watch
Richard Linklater isn’t letting Ted Cruz off the hook. On the heels of an October 8 advertisement in which Linklater questioned whether or not Cruz was “tough as Texas,” as his political slogan claims, the director has released a second anti-Cruz political ad on behalf of the Fire Ted Cruz Pac that asks whether or not Cruz truly loves Texas or not. Texas senator Cruz is seeking re-election this November against Democrat Beto O’Rourke.

Cruz dissed O’Rourke earlier this year by referring to the democrat as a “Triple Meat Whataburger liberal who is out of touch with Texas values.” O’Rourke responded by taking a video of himself ordering food at a Texas Whataburger following a September debate against Cruz. Linklater’s new ad, once again starring his “Bernie” actor Sonny Carl Davis, plays directly into the feud.

“Everybody I know in Texas likes Whataburger,” Sonny says in the ad.
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AFI Fest World Cinema Lineup Boasts Seven Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders

AFI Fest World Cinema Lineup Boasts Seven Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders
The last festival on the fall calendar, AFI Fest, always offers a few late-breaking possible Oscar contenders — including opener “On the Basis of Sex” and closer “Mary, Queen of Scots” — as well as a strong World Cinema line-up packed with foreign-language Oscar submissions.

This year is no exception: Seven possible Best Foreign Language Film Oscar contenders are in the lineup of 28 titles from 27 countries, including Cannes prize-winners “Capernaum”, “Shoplifters” (Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, Magnolia), and “Dogman” (Italy’s Matteo Garrone, Magnolia), along with Cannes entry “The Wild Pear Tree”, Karlovy Vary Festival winner “I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History as Barbarians” (Romania’s Radu Jude), and two Tiff titles from Spc, “Never Look Away” (Germany’s Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) and “Sunset” (Hungary’s “Son of Saul” Oscar-winner László Nemes).

Also in the lineup are several strong festival titles not submitted by their countries for the Oscars,
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