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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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Johnny Depp Partners With Andrea Iervolino on Drama ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’

Johnny Depp Partners With Andrea Iervolino on Drama ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’
Johnny Depp and producer Andrea Iervolino have formed a partnership to develop and produce film and digital content, starting with the movie “Waiting for the Barbarians.”

Depp will develop and produce through his Infinitum Nihil production banner and Iervolino will produce through his recently launched social entertainment platform TaTaTu.

“Waiting for the Barbarians,” an adaptation of J.M. Coetzee’s novel of the same name, will star Depp, Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson. Production begins later this month in Morocco and the film will be directed by Ciro Guerra. Alongside TaTaTu, the movie is being produced by Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group, as well as Michael Fitzgerald and Olga Segura.

Variety first reported in May at the Cannes Film Festival that Ambi would fully finance the project. “Waiting for the Barbarians” centers on the crisis of conscience of a magistrate from a small colonial town after he witnesses
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'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening
With a staggering, $77.5 million debut, Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween topped the weekend with the second largest October opening weekend of all-time. The horror film headlined a massive weekend overall weekend, that saw the top twelve combine for over $160 million, making this the second largest October weekend ever. As already mentioned, Halloween's $77.5 million three-day debut was the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, coming less than $3 million shy of the record set by Venom earlier this month. That said, Halloween did deliver the largest October opening day of all-time, topping Venom's $32.5 million. The film's opening is also the second largest ever for an R-rated horror, topping the $53.8 million opening for The Nun a month ago and behind It's $123.4 million debut last September. The film, which carries a tiny, $10 million production budget, features Jamie Lee Curtis in her iconic role of Laurie Strode and beyond landing well with critics in advance of release,
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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide

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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide
“Venom” remains a force to be reckoned with overseas as the Tom Hardy superhero movie topped the foreign box office for the third weekend in a row.

Sony’s “Venom” secured the No. 1 spot abroad with $32 million from 65 markets, taking its international total to $290.7 million. It earned $18.1 million in North America for a worldwide total of $460.2 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” continues to do monster business of its own. The acclaimed musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga generated an impressive $22.8 million from 75 overseas markets, bringing its tally to $74.7 million overseas and $201 million globally. “A Star Is Born” opened in Australia with $4.7 million in 536 venues, as well as Hong Kong with $629,000 in 58 locations. Top holdovers include the United Kingdom ($3.9 million on 846 screens), Italy ($1.5 million on 614 screens), and France ($1.5 million on 353 screens). It debuts next in Japan on Dec. 21.

Though Universal’s “Halloween” topped the domestic box office,
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‘Incredibles 2’ Blu-ray Clip Reveals the Franchise’s Secret Rule

‘Incredibles 2’ Blu-ray Clip Reveals the Franchise’s Secret Rule
Incredibles 2 arrives on digital this month, and Blu-ray in November, giving you a chance to bring home Pixar’s latest blockbuster. A newly released Incredibles 2 Blu-ray clip goes behind-the-scenes of the superhero sequel, and reveals the unwritten rule of The Incredibles franchise – a rule that involves a blend of fantastic elements with more down-to-earth moments. Watch […]

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Derren Brown has Upended So Many Lives on TV he Has an Alumni Support Group

Derren Brown has Upended So Many Lives on TV he Has an Alumni Support Group
Derren Brown’s first venture into Netflix programming, “The Push,” was built on finding out whether circumstances could convince one person to commit murder. For his latest special, his next move was to see if the opposite could be true.

“This one actually came out of walking around New York. We were just talking about what would be a nice thing to follow from ‘The Push.’ Essentially, one is trying to kill someone and the other is saving a life. There’s a nice counterpoint there,” Brown told IndieWire.

“Derren Brown: Sacrifice” is another of the title entertainer’s foray into immersive hypothetical experiences geared toward a single person. The 50-minute long special follows Phil, an American and self-described immigration opponent. The idea of an elaborate months-long process is to see if Phil can be convinced to give up his life for a man he thinks to be an undocumented immigrant.
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How Producer Gale Anne Hurd Saved ‘The Terminator’ From a Happy Ending

How Producer Gale Anne Hurd Saved ‘The Terminator’ From a Happy Ending
It’s rare for major studio blockbusters to have downer endings. The Terminator films sort of require it. They are about a nuclear apocalypse in which machines overpower humanity. The best victory afforded humans in those films is that the leader of the human resistance, John Connor, lives to defeat Skynet. Only Terminator 2: Judgment Day […]

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FilmFreeway Defeated Amazon’s Withoutabox Monopoly, and Film Festival Submissions Will Never Be the Same

Last Friday, IMDb announced it would close Withoutabox (Wab), with submission services disabled September 16, 2019. It’s the end of an era: In 2000, Wab brought the internet to the film festival submissions process and revolutionized it forever. Suddenly, filmmakers could find and apply to festivals around the world from a single website. The innovation was embraced not only by filmmakers — who no longer had to search for eligibility requirements or mail DVDs — but also film festivals. Although festivals had to pay upward of 18 percent of their admission fees to Wab, they saved on administration costs and, most importantly, saw an increase in the number of submissions. IMDb, a subsidiary of Amazon, bought the company in 2008.

Withoutabox also had a patent-protected monopoly. Filed in 2001, Us patent US6829612 gave Wab intellectual protections for an “internet-based film festival digital entry and back office services suite model” for 20 years. Combined with Amazon’s legal resources,
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Supernatural Thriller ‘Don’t Go’ Plays Creatively With Genre Tropes and Lives to Tell the Tale [Review]

A supernatural-flavored thriller with slow-burn sensibilities and decent character work, “Don’t Go” is a lot better than it has any right to be. Steeped in Hitchcockian tones with just a dash of supernatural sci-fi, the film moves well and is buttressed by consistent performances across the board. Though a bit shaky in the transition from its second to third act, to be sure, this doesn’t muddle what is an otherwise serviceable thriller.

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For Your Consideration: Episode 8 – Best Supporting Actress Predictions

Welcome to For Your Consideration, the Collider show that breaks down awards season with hosts Scott Mantz, Perri Nemiroff and Jeff Sneider. This week's episode examines the Best Supporting Actress category, which is stacked with past winners like Nicole Kidman and Rachel Weisz, past nominees like Amy Adams and Margot Robbie, and plenty of potential first-time nominees such as Claire Foy and Regina King. Here's how things played out... At this point in the year, there seem to be two surefire locks in this category -- Claire Foy for First Man, and Regina King for If Beale Street …
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Are Movies Too Long These Days? — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

Last week, Uproxx published an article called “Attack of the Two Hour and 20 Minute Movies!,” in which writer Vince Mancini bemoaned a rash of supposedly overlong films at a time when many indies run 80-something minutes, and streaming services allow viewers to binge more extended content in the comfort of their own homes. This Friday, Lee Chang-dong’s 148-minute “Burning” and the even longer “Suspiria” will open in limited release, continuing what Mancini believes to be a nefarious trend.

This week’s question: Are movies too long these days?

Carlos Aguilar (@Carlos_Film), The Wrap, MovieMaker Magazine, Remezcla



Conventional notions regarding running times or attention spans don’t apply to the works of Filipino master Lav Diaz, who continues to tell expansive stories that make zero promises of mass appeal. He has
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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ International Trailer Gives a Glimpse of a ‘Zootopia’ Character Cameo

Ralph Breaks the Internet provides a little treat for Disney fans with its latest international trailer. In addition to a slew of cameos from different Disney franchises — including Star Wars, Iron Man, Big Hero 6, and every Disney princess ever — another fan-favorite Disney character is joining the fray. The newest international trailer for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel […]

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The Essentials: The Films Of John Carpenter [Full Retrospective]

After the slasher-heavy aughts and the found-footage saturation of the early-2010s, it seems we have finally entered a new era of prestige horror. Between “It Follows,” “The Witch,” “Get Out,” “It,” “Hereditary,” and dozens of others, it’s been proven time and again over the past few years that being a great horror movie and a great movie period are not mutually exclusive.

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‘A Star Is Born’: Lady Gaga Could Become a Triple Oscar Nominee as Warner Bros. Selects Best Original Song Contenders

‘A Star Is Born’: Lady Gaga Could Become a Triple Oscar Nominee as Warner Bros. Selects Best Original Song Contenders
A Star Is Born” is looking to dominate this year’s Oscar race for best original song by campaigning three tracks for the prize. According to its Fyc page, Warner Bros. is submitting “Shallow,” “I’ll Never Love Again,” and “Always Remember Us This Way” into the original song race for the 91st Academy Awards. Oscar rules state there can only be two nominated songs from one film, so Warner Bros. is hoping to maximize their chances by submitting three songs for consideration.

The Oscar for best original song is presented to the songwriters behind each track, which boasts well for Lady Gaga. The musician is a credited songwriter on all three “A Star Is Born” songs being submitted for the Oscar. Should Warner Bros. manage to get two songs nominated, Gaga could earn a total of three Oscar nominations next year since she’s also a frontrunner for a best actress nomination.
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Exclusive ‘Maximum Overdrive’ Blu-ray Clip Praises Stephen King’s Only Directorial Effort

Exclusive ‘Maximum Overdrive’ Blu-ray Clip Praises Stephen King’s Only Directorial Effort
While he’s had his hand in several screenplays, Stephen King only directed one movie: Maximum Overdrive. Widely panned when released in 1986, the killer truck film has achieved a kind of cult status, where fans admire the film for its goofball charms. Vestron Video is releasing a new Maximum Overdrive Blu-ray this week, and we have an exclusive […]

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The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Last Updated: October 22nd The element that most viewers tend to gravitate toward when it comes to documentaries is the essence of real life that one gleans from the assemblages of historical footage, photographs, talking heads, pre-recorded audio, and sequences of physical excursion or simple quotidian tasks. There's an undeniable feeling of authenticity even when you're watching something clearly biased, such as a Michael Moore joint. Even in cases where the film's overall focus is narrowed to fit a pre-conceived narrative, there's an unmistakable feeling of intimacy, of being let into a filmmaker's …
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LeBron James to Produce ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot

LeBron James to Produce ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot
Following “Halloween’s” massive success at the box-office this weekend, another slasher franchise is looking at a rebirth as Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and LeBron JamesSpringHill Entertainment are in talks to acquire the rights to a new “Friday the 13th” movie.

Insiders say Victor Miller, who penned the original, regained the rights, though it took both production banners to bring back the classic horror series. Given Vertigo and SpringHill’s first look deals, Warner Bros. is expected to land the film. The studio distributed the most recent “Friday the 13th” installment in 2009.

The project is still in early development – no writer or director is attached. It’s expected to feature the goalie-mask wearing mass murderer Jason Voorhees, who has been the center of the hit franchise since the 1980 original.

The “Friday the 13th” news comes on the heals of Universal and Blumhouse’s revival of “Halloween,” which crushed
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back 7 Months To Summer 2020

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back 7 Months To Summer 2020
Sorry DC fans, but you’re going to have to wait until 2020 to get your next dose of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

In a surprise move, it was announced today that “Wonder Woman 1984,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2017’s breakout superhero film, has been pushed from its original release date of November 1, 2019 to June 5, 2020. And according to WB and the film’s star, the move has nothing to do with any behind-the-scenes issues and is all due to an opening that was created in the release schedule.

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Where Do These ‘Halloween’ Deleted Scenes Fit in the Movie?

Where Do These ‘Halloween’ Deleted Scenes Fit in the Movie?
Halloween is now playing everywhere, and audiences are eating it up like a trick-or-treat bag overflowing with candy. David Gordon Green‘s sequel/reboot is loaded with funny, scary and altogether memorable scenes. But what about scenes that didn’t make the final cut? Some trailers and TV spots confirm there are a handful of Halloween deleted scenes that don’t […]

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