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Quentin Tarantino Teases New Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Will Be Another 'Pulp Fiction'

Quentin Tarantino Teases New Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Will Be Another 'Pulp Fiction'
Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio, taking the stage together tonight at Caesars Palace's Colosseum in Las Vegas, teased exhibitors about their controversial new movie set in the 1960s when the Manson murders rocked Hollywood.

Tatarantino promised that the film is "probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I have done," referring to his breakthrough 1994 film.

"Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting stars dynamic since Paul Newman and Robert Redford," he said of DiCaprio and co-star Brad Pitt," said Tarantino. "It's very hush hush and top secreat. But I can tell you that Once Upon a...
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’13 Reasons Why’ Actor Ross Butler Joins DC’s ‘Shazam!’

’13 Reasons Why’ Actor Ross Butler Joins DC’s ‘Shazam!’
Ross Butler has joined the cast of New Line’s “Shazam!,” Variety has confirmed.

The film follows a boy named Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, who can transform into an adult superhero, portrayed by Zachary Levi, by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name Shazam is an acronym of the ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. Batson derives his heroic attributes from those figures when in adult form.

“It” star Jack Dylan Grazer will play Freddy, Billy Batson’s best friend. Grace Fulton is also on board to play one of Batson’s friends, while Mark Strong has been rumored to play the villain.

David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) is directing from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Peter Safran is producing, with filming planned for this year. Sandberg, Safran, and Fulton previously worked together on New Line’s “Annabelle: Creation,
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Don't expect X-Men or Fantastic Four to join the MCU for a handful of years

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Don't expect X-Men or Fantastic Four to join the MCU for a handful of years
Although the tantalizingly close release of Avengers: Infinity War is obviously looming large on the minds of everyone at Marvel Studios right about now, they've got plenty of other future Marvel Cinematic Universe projects to worry about as well, including Ant-Man And The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers 4, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, and that's... Read More...
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Academy Sets Key Dates for 91st Oscars

Academy Sets Key Dates for 91st Oscars
The Academy on Monday announced the key dates for the 91st Oscars, which will be broadcast by ABC on Feb. 24, 2019.

The Academy Awards, which were held on the first Sunday of March this year so as not to conflict with the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in February, will move back to the traditional late February spot on the calendar next year.

The Academy's awards season will officially kick off Nov. 18, when it holds its annual Governors Awards.

Nominations voting will begin Monday, Jan. 7, and close a week later on Monday, Jan. 14.

Nominations will be...
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Rakuten’s Movie Plans Take Off with ‘Hurricane’ Starring Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson (Exclusive)

Rakuten’s Movie Plans Take Off with ‘Hurricane’ Starring Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson (Exclusive)
Rakuten TV is making a major movie play in Europe, and will invest millions of Euros into production this year and next. The streamer is on a mission to crunch release windows and the first project it has invested in is “Hurricane.” The World War II action thriller has “Game of Thrones” star Iwan Rheon, and Milo Gibson, who starred in “Hacksaw Ridge.” It will launch on Rakuten TV and in movie theaters in the U.K. on the same date in September.

Rakuten TV, which launched as Wuaki.tv and rebranded after being acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has partnered with Kaleidoscope Entertainment on “Hurricane.” The streaming and download service will also release a yet-to-be-announced Spanish movie this year, and is working up a slate of up to five films from different European territories for 2019.

The plan, company founder and CEO Jacinto Roca told Variety, is to coproduce,
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Benedict Cumberbatch "Fine" to Wait for 'Current War' Release to Get Rid of Weinstein "Toxicity"

Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch says he's happy to wait for the release of his Harvey Weinstein-tainted historical epic The Current War.

The film, looking at the rivalry between electricity innovators Thomas Edison (played by Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), was a casualty in last year's fallout of the revelations about the disgraced movie mogul, who acted as producer on the project.

Initially due for release toward the end of 2017 and once tipped as an Oscar contender, The Current War no longer has a domestic release date. But, speaking to British daily newspaper The Telegraph, the actor — soon to...
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After ‘I Feel Pretty’ Disappoints, What Should Amy Schumer Do Next?

After ‘I Feel Pretty’ Disappoints, What Should Amy Schumer Do Next?
Amy Schumer is undeniably funny, so why have her two latest films underperformed?

The comedian’s third starring vehicle “I Feel Pretty,” written and directed by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn, launched to a soft $16 million last weekend. It’s not a disaster, but it does represent Schumer’s lowest opening for a film yet.

“In terms of her career trajectory, it’s been a declining scale,” box office analyst Jeff Bock said. “It’s a matter of her finding her feet. She’s relatively new on the scene.”

The comedian made her film debut alongside Bill Hader in 2015’s hit “Trainwreck.” The incisive rom-com, written by Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, bowed with $30 million and went on to earn $110 million. That’s an impressive tally, particularly for a genre that has struggled to live up to the glory years of Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts. Audiences were familiar
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James Cameron Slammed Online for ‘Avengers’ Criticism, but Marvel’s Kevin Feige Is Staying Positive About It

James Cameron Slammed Online for ‘Avengers’ Criticism, but Marvel’s Kevin Feige Is Staying Positive About It
James Cameron is feeling the wrath of the internet after a comment he made to IndieWire criticizing the Marvel Cinematic Universe went viral. While promoting his upcoming AMC series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” the “Titanic” and “Avatar” director said that he hopes the industry starts getting tired of the “Avengers” storyline because “there are other stories to tell.”

“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”
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Philip D’Antoni, ‘The French Connection’ Producer, Dies at 89

Philip D’Antoni, ‘The French Connection’ Producer, Dies at 89
Philip D’Antoni, who produced Oscar-winning films like “The French Connection” and “Bullitt,” died at age 89 on April 15. The producer died at his home in New York.

D’Antoni was best known for the 1971 crime drama “The French Connection,” which won three Golden Globes and five Oscars, including best picture. Gene Hackman won for best actor and William Friedkin for best director and the film also won best adapted screenplay and best film editing. Also on the late producer’s resume is the Steve McQueen action flick “Bullitt,” which won an Oscar for film editing.

TV documentaries like “Elizabeth Taylor in London,” “Sophia Loren in Rome,” and the “Proud Land” miniseries made up much of D’Antoni’s early work in Hollywood in the early 1960s. “Bullitt” marked his first feature film producing credit in 1968, and from there he went on to produce “The French Connection” before returning to TV later in life.
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Quentin Tarantino and Tom Hardy Excite at CinemaCon, But Sony’s 2018 Slate Feels Oddly Familiar

Sony would like you to know it’s committed to originality. That was the message reiterated by its executives at the studio’s CinemaCon presentation Monday night — and no one was more passionate than chairman Tom Rothman, who spoke of the studio’s “increasing dedication” and “commitment” to the concept.

However, Rothman presided over a show-and-tell that included Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly doing their “Step Brothers” schtick in “Holmes and Watson” as Sherlock Holmes and Mr. Watson (tagline: “The World’s Greatest Dicks”); “Hotel Transylvania 3,” Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween,” “Equalizer 2,” “Sicario 2,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Marvel’s “Venom,” remakes of “Superfly” and “Miss Bala,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” and teasing mentions of 2019 titles “Men in Black 3,” the still-untitled “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel, and “Jumanji 2.”

Many of these films looked appealing; the CinemaCon audience at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum particularly responded to “Venom,” with Tom Hardy
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Clip: Doctor Strange and Bruce Banner Explain Thanos to Tony Stark

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Clip: Doctor Strange and Bruce Banner Explain Thanos to Tony Stark
Jimmy Kimmel released an exclusive clip from “Avengers: Infinity War” on the night of the film’s premiere with guests and “Infinity War” stars Paul Bettany, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, and Robert Downey, Jr. on hand to help out.

In the clip, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner explains to Downey’s Tony Stark in Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum exactly how bad the situation is if Thanos is involved.

“He’s a plague, Tony, he invades planets, he takes what he wants, he wipes out half a population. He sent Loki. The attack on New York, that’s him,” Banner says.

“If he gets his hands on all six stones,” Banner begins…

“He could destroy life on a scale hitherto undreamt of,” finishes Doctor Strange.

Stark proposes destroying the stone they’re in possession of, but Doctor Strange and Wong say they’re sworn to protect the stones with their lives.
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Quentin Tarantino Steals The Show At Sony’s Slick Presentation Of A Pretty Dark Slate And Very Special Dog – CinemaCon

From my perspective, truly the most exciting and personally anticipated piece of footage of upcoming films touted at tonight’s kick-off Sony Pictures CinemaCon presentation was for a movie for which not one foot of film has yet to be shot. Picking up the pieces after the Harvey Weinstein debacle, Sony and movie savvy chairman Tom Rothman nabbed a big one when they got the rights to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming L.A.-set 1969 fantasia, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘To Dust’

The mordant side of Jewish humor is pushed to an extreme in Shawn Snyder’s debut feature “To Dust.” This gently absurdist — yet also sometimes downright icky — tale revolves around a grief-stricken Hasidic widower who enlists a Gentile biology teacher in an obsessive quest to grasp the decomposition process of his late wife’s body. As story concepts go, that’s an exceptionally unappealing one, particularly for what plays mostly as a low-key buddy comedy. Nonetheless, the deft execution and astute lead performances ultimately make this acquired taste of a movie not only digestible, but rather charming.

Despite the considerable support of his Upstate New York Orthodox community and all its reassuring rituals around death, 40ish cantor Shmuel can’t seem to cope after his spouse dies of cancer. His live-in mother (Janet Sarno) provides for the basic needs of his two young sons, but they have their own grief and other emotional wants,
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The Seagull review – jump-cut Chekhov plays up the blues

Packed with stars such as Annette Bening, Brian Dennehy, Elisabeth Moss and Saoirse Ronan, this adaptation of the classic play is brisk and funny

Taking in the night, Dr Dorn (Jon Tenney) looks at poor lovesick Masha (Elisabeth Moss), pauses, then sagely sighs: “The spells cast by this lake.” This new version of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, as adapted by Stephen Karam, seems populated by characters who know they are in a Chekhov play. I don’t mean that there are any arch, meta-textual tricks, more that the comedy inherent in the play is amplified, the “woe-is-me” mopery is kept to a minimum, and the woodland grounds and its samovar-laden patios are gorgeous.

While this is not director Michael Mayer’s first film, he is far better known for his work on Broadway and in the West End (he won a Tony award in 2007 for Spring Awakening). Despite his
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First ‘Infinity War’ Reactions Praise a Gutsy, Flawed Epic with One of Marvel’s Best Endings

With only days left to go before Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters, the first critics have finally seen the super-sized Marvel epic from Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The studio played it close to the vest this time, holding press screenings much later than their average movie to protect spoilers for as long as possible. But not to fear, if you want some spoiler free early reactions, you can check out our round-up of the first social media reviews for the film out of early press screenings. Overall, the reactions lean toward positive, …
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ First Reactions: ‘Marvel Puts It All on the Table’

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ First Reactions: ‘Marvel Puts It All on the Table’
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest highly anticipated entry, “Avengers: Infinity War,” had its world premiere Monday night in Los Angeles and critics’ early reactions are already rolling in.

With full reviews embargoed until Tuesday at 3 p.m., film fans were quick to share their thoughts on what’s been touted as the culmination of all the past Marvel films.

See some of the first reactions below:

Rodrigo Perez of The Playlist writes that the film is “stress-inducing, full of dread, darker than usual, yet, funny as hell and super entertaining….Blockbuster noise? Yes, but with emotional stakes attached.”

Does it have issues? Sure, it’s a punch fest, yeah, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the dynamics of all these disparate teamups. Let’s see a Thor and Rocket Racoon buddy comedy spin-off. pic.twitter.com/jfjNxTWZYj

— Rodrigo Perez (@YrOnlyHope) April 24, 2018

ScreenRant’s Molly Freeman highlighted Thor’s powers
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Early Buzz: Super Entertaining, But Not Without Its Flaws

It’s all been building to this. Tonight in Hollywood, Marvel Studios hosted the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, the biggest film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. The full review embargo lifts tomorrow, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at what the critics who attended the premiere thought about the film […]

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‘Deadpool 2’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

‘Deadpool 2’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “Deadpool 2.”

Ads placed for the superhero film had an estimated media value of $5.83 million through Sunday for 1,123 national ad airings on 34 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from April 16-22. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Twentieth Century Fox prioritized spend across networks including NBC, Comedy Central and TNT, and during programming such as NBA Basketball, The Voice and Scandal.

Just behind “Deadpool 2” in second place: Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” which saw 868 national ad airings across 38 networks, with an estimated media value of $5.45 million.

TV ad placements for Universal Pictures’ “Breaking In” (Emv: $2.95 million), Warner Bros.’ “Life of the Party” ($2.23 million), and Stx Entertainment’s “I Feel Pretty
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Claire Foy Previews Intense ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ at CinemaCon

Claire Foy Previews Intense ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ at CinemaCon
Claire Foy delivered plenty of intensity as Lisbeth Salander in footage unveiled Monday for Sony’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”

The trailer showed an extremely pale Foy — best known for portraying Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s “The Crown” — as she uses an intricate trap to capture a villainous husband, played by Claes Bang, and then coldly and flatly tells him that he will turn over his assets to his abused wife.

Sony decided two years ago to replace Rooney Mara with Foy as the precocious Swedish computer hacker for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel, seven years after the original opened. Fede Alvarez, who helmed 2016’s “Don’t Breathe” for Sony, is directing.

“The character of Lisbeth is truly iconic…she’s very much a survivor,” Foy said Monday during the studio’s presentation for the nation’s exhibitors at the opening night of CinemaCon at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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Academy sets 91st Oscars timetable

Nominations announced on January 22, 2019.

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Science and the ABC network has set the timetable for the 91st Oscars.

The Academy previously announced the ceremony will take place on February 24, 2019.

The Academy will unveil the nominations on January 22, 2019. Nominations voting opens on January 7, 2019, and closes on January 14, 2019.

Final voting opens on February 12, 2019, and closes on February 19, 2019. The Governors Awards take place on November 18, 2018.

The Oscars nominees luncheon is set for February 4, 2018, and the Scientific and Technical Awards are scheduled for February 9, 2019.
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