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Cannes Adds Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,' Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’

Cannes Adds Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,' Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’
Terry Gilliam’s notoriously long-in-the-works “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” will close next month’s Cannes Film Festival, president Pierre Lescure announced Thursday.

In addition, festival organizers confirmed that Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built,” a serial killer drama starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, would screen out of competition.

On Tuesday, festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux had signaled that the Danish director would be welcomed back to the festival seven years after he was declared “persona non grata” at the festival for comments he made about Adolf Hitler.
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Jack Huston Fills Out Love Triangle Opposite Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In Netflix’s ‘The Earthquake Bird’

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Jack Huston Fills Out Love Triangle Opposite Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In Netflix’s ‘The Earthquake Bird’
Exclusive: Netflix and writer/director Wash Westmoreland have set Jack Huston to play the male lead in an adaptation of the Susanna Jones novel The Earthquake Bird. He stars alongside previously set Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough. The Earthquake Bird is a Tokyo-set female-driven noir thriller that tells the story of young female expat who is suspected of murder after her friend goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle with a handsome local photographer. Huston, best known for Boardwalk Empire, plays the photog. Pic shoots this May in Tokyo and Sado Island.

Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss will produce alongside Ann Ruark and Twenty First City’s Georgina Pope. Ridley Scott will be exec producer.

The Earthquake Bird won several awards including the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Crime Writers’ Association New Blood Dagger Award for newly published authors. Westmoreland seems a strong
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Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Adds Peyton Wich; WME Signs Director Gregory Caruso – Film Briefs

Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Adds Peyton Wich; WME Signs Director Gregory Caruso – Film Briefs
Stranger Things and Mr. Mercedes actor Peyton Wich has been cast in Sony's Goosebumps 2, joining Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O'Brien, Caleel Harris, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Ari Sandel is developing this latest version based on the popular book series by R.L. Stine. Rob Lieber penned the screenplay for the sequel, which will open in theaters October 12. Neal H. Moritz is producing the pic under his Original Film shingle, along with…
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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Gets Early December Release From Focus Features

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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Gets Early December Release From Focus Features
Focus Features announced Wednesday that it is giving Josie Rourke’s Elizabethan biopic “Mary Queen of Scots” a December 7 release, right in the middle of awards season.

The film stars two of this year’s Best Actress Oscar nominees, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, who will respectively play Mary Stuart and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. It follows Mary after her husband, the French monarch Francis II, dies when she is 18. Defying demands that she remarry, she returns to her native Scotland to become Queen there, only to find that it has fallen under Elizabeth’s rule. In a world dominated by men, the two cousins vie for control of England’s throne, setting off a chain reaction of rebellion and conspiracy.
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F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Movie

F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Movie
It's game on for F. Gary Gray and Hasbro's M.A.S.K. property.

The Fate of the Furious filmmaker will direct the project for Paramount, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

No writer is yet attached to the project, based on the 1980s property created by the now-defunct toy company Kenner. The premise, which revolves around the task force M.A.S.K. (which stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and its battle against the evil V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem), has spawned a cartoon series and comics in addition to a number of toys. Gray is producing the film along with Hasbro.

Gray's Fast and Furious installment...
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Pop Culture Imports: A Spanish Space Romance, A Brazilian Crime Show From the Producers of ‘Narcos,’ and French Gender-Bent Comedy

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) You ready for your biweekly dose of subtitles? Welcome back to Pop Culture Imports, where I tell you about the foreign-language TV shows and movies that are worth watching without turning on the awkward […]

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‘Westworld’ Timeline Explained: From Arnold to Anarchy

Westworld was one of the most talked-about shows of 2016, a weekly must-see series that launched a thousand theories and continues to be discussed, dissected and deciphered even now. But as we're just about ready to start Season 2, if you're having trouble remembering exactly what was going on last season, Collider is here to help with a handy timeline of the Season 1 events. Be warned: Season 1 spoilers ahead. Note: For the purposes of this timeline, we are basing all time periods and eras around one date we know specifically -- the day Maeve (Thandie …
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Lars von Trier Is Back At Cannes And We Have The First Teaser To His New Film ‘The House That Jack Built’

All the speculation is now over – Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built” is going to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

The serial killer film, starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, was long thought to be von Trier’s ticket back to the world of Cannes, after being “banned” from the festival in 2011, but when the film wasn’t announced as part of Cannes lineup, people were confused.
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MoviePass Parent’s Shares Crushed After Disclosing Pricing of Stock Sale

Shares Helios and Matheson Analytics, the majority owner of MoviePass, plummeted more than 40% in trading Thursday after announcing the pricing of its $30 million public share offering.

Helios and Matheson, which owns 92% of the MoviePass upstart movie-theater subscription service, on Thursday said it was offering 10.5 million shares for $2.75 per share — 28.2% below Wednesday’s stock closing price of $3.83 per share.

Shares of Helios and Matheson, traded on the Nasdaq with the ticker symbol “Hmny,” have been extremely volatile. Earlier this week, the stock rose more than 45% as investors latched on to Verizon’s disclosure of a 9.3% ownership stake in the company. Hmny had actually revealed the stock deal with Verizon on April 5, as part of Helios and Matheson’s acquisition of the Moviefone service from Verizon’s Oath unit.

Helios and Matheson said the offering of 10.5 million shares is expected to close on or about April 23, 2018. The company said it may use
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‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer: He’s Just a Clown Dressed Up as a Sex Toy

‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer: He’s Just a Clown Dressed Up as a Sex Toy
Out of nowhere today came the final trailer for Deadpool 2, and it just might be the best one yet. For anyone worried that the sequel wasn’t going to replicate the attitude and fun of the first movie, this should put those concerns to rest. The final Deadpool 2 trailer gives the impression that the […]

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Final ‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Trolls The DC Universe And Introduces Peter, Your New Favorite X-Force Member

“So dark! You sure you’re not from the DC Universe?”

And at that point in the new trailer, you realize that all the concerns about test screenings and reshoots are a moot point. “Deadpool 2” is going to use the same humor and tone that made the first one such a massive hit, and his jokes are just as biting and timely as the last outing.

As we see in the new, “final” trailer for the film, the plot of Deadpool’s latest outing is all about a kid.
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‘The Equalizer 2’ First Trailer: Denzel Washington Wants You to Know He Can Still Kick Ass

‘The Equalizer 2’ First Trailer: Denzel Washington Wants You to Know He Can Still Kick Ass
Denzel Washington has making movies since 1981, but the one thing he hasn’t done in Hollywood until now is make a sequel. “The Equalizer 2” gives the movie icon his first franchise, and Sony has debuted the ass-kicking first trailer to the sequel to 2014’s box office hit.

The Equalizer 2” finds Washington resuming the role of Robert McCall, a former CIA black-ops operative turned justice-seeking vigilante in Boston. The sequel co-stars “Moonlight” breakout Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, and Pedro Pascal. Antoine Fuqua, who directed Washington in the first film and in “Training Day” and “The Magnificent Seven,” returns in the director’s chair.

Washington’s last two roles in “Roman J, Israel, Esq.” and “Fences” landed him Oscar nominations for Best Actor. His last blockbuster was Fuqua’s “Magnificent Seven” remake in 2014.

The Equalizer 2” opens in theaters July 20. Watch the first trailer below.
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‘Deadpool 2’ Drops Final Trailer

‘Deadpool 2’ Drops Final Trailer
Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool is forming a “super duper group” in the final trailer for “Deadpool 2.”

The footage, released Thursday morning, sees the Merc with a Mouth coming together with Zazie Beetz’s Domino and T.J. Miller’s Weasel to defeat the powerful Cable, played by Josh Brolin.

Deadpool doesn’t miss the opportunity to poke fun at Brolin’s villainous double-duty this summer in both “Deadpool 2” and “Avengers.”

Later, Cable calls Deadpool “a clown dressed up as a sex toy,” to which he responds, “So dark — are you sure you’re not from the DC universe?”

The new trailer also introduces audiences to Peter, who is looking to join Deadpool’s coveted X-Force team.

So what is his superpower? “I don’t have one,” the character, played by Rob Delaney, says. “I just saw the ad.”

The superhero sequel also stars Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams,
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First Trailer for ‘The Equalizer 2’ Sends Denzel Washington Back into Action

After yesterday's first look at images from The Equalizer 2, the first trailer is now available. Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall, a retired agent turned hired gun, and director Antoine Fuqua is back as well for the duo's first-ever sequel. This trailer reveals the onscreen death of one of the characters from the first film, so if you're trying to stay unspoiled I may suggest skipping it. But beyond that, this is pretty much a standard gritty action thriller. This film marks the first time Washington has ever made a sequel to one of his …
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‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is Out For More Vengeance, Obviously

Between high-brow Oscar-nominated performances, Denzel Washington enjoys blowing off steam by pummeling bad guys in action-thrillers. Take “The Equalizer 2,” the upcoming sequel to the 2014 vigilante justice film which earned over $100 million in the U.S. Washington is paired once again with director Antoine Fuqua, reuniting the duo that gave us the original film, as well as “Training Day” and “The Magnificent Seven.”

Read More: Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Equalizer’ With Denzel Washington Embraces The Cliche Of Tough Guys Walking Away From Explosions

The Equalizer,” based on an ‘80s CBS drama, starred Washington as Robert McCall, a retired CIA operative trying to live a quiet life working at a hardware store in Boston.
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‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is Back In Action Hero Mode

‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is Back In Action Hero Mode
Denzel Washington is back as Larry Equalizer in The Equalizer 2. Once again, Washington’s character finds himself delivering some vigilante justice. Watch the Equalizer 2 trailer below. I don’t know if anyone is clamoring for an Equalizer sequel, but here we are. Director Antoine Fuqua is back, as is Denzel Washington as […]

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‘Love, Gilda’ Review: Gilda Radner Gets the Last Laugh (And a Few Tears) in Intimate Documentary — Tribeca

‘Love, Gilda’ Review: Gilda Radner Gets the Last Laugh (And a Few Tears) in Intimate Documentary — Tribeca
God bless Gilda Radner for having the foresight to know that people wanted to know her. In Lisa D’Apolito’s intimate new documentary, it’s the late, beloved comedian and original “Saturday Night Live” breakout star who gets to tell her own story, aided by a treasure trove of diary-style audio tapes that serve as voiceover narration and reams of handwritten pages in which the woman behind such unique characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna and Emily Litella opens up about the good, the bad, and the ugly. By no means a vanity project — Radner’s diaries are as clear-eyed as anything when it comes to her struggles involving fame, relationships, and her health — “Love, Gilda” instead offers the kind of keen personal insight into its subject that few documentaries are able to pull off.

D’Apolito directed the film with the full support of Radner’s estate — when she introduced
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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Set to Hit China on May 25

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Set to Hit China on May 25
Solo: A Star Wars Story” has been set for release in China on the same day as in the U.S., giving the latest “Star Wars” installment a day-and-date opening in the world’s two biggest film markets.

According to Chinese movie website Douban, “Solo” will open in North America and mainland China on May 25, ten days after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The Chinese title refers to the maverick lead character as “Ranger Solo.”

Disney’s intergalactic franchise might be one of the biggest cinematic phenomena in history, but its reception in mainland China has been tepid. “The Force Awakens” (2016) grossed $124 million in the Middle Kingdom, but “Rogue One” (2017) took in just $69 million, despite having Chinese kung fu superstar Donnie Yen on board. “The Last Jedi” dropped to $42 million at the Chinese box office.

Chinese moviegoers do not seem to be impressed by the arrival of a new chapter.
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Cool Stuff: Throw on Han Solo’s Jacket or Lando Calrissian’s Cape from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Cool Stuff: Throw on Han Solo’s Jacket or Lando Calrissian’s Cape from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
Fans have been dressing up as various versions of Han Solo for decades. Whether it’s his classic look from Star Wars, his winter gear from The Empire Strikes Back, his camouflage coat from Return of the Jedi, or his slick leather jacket from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now there will be a few new […]

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Final ‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Features Thanos Jokes, DC Jabs, and Lots of Cable

20th Century Fox has released a new and final Deadpool 2 trailer, revealing lots of new footage. In the upcoming sequel, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) will face off against Cable (Josh Brolin), a futuristic freedom fighter with cybernetic enhancements and all sorts of family drama. Director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) is behind the camera this time to shoot the script from returning writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. This is the best trailer yet, as it showcases a lot of the film's action and supporting cast without really spoiling any of the story. We get a closer look at …
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