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‘Glass’ Revives Box Office With Top 3 All-Time Mlk Weekend Opening

‘Glass’ Revives Box Office With Top 3 All-Time Mlk Weekend Opening
Though it isn’t looking like it will have the opening weekend analysts expected, Universal’s “Glass” is still doing its job of reviving the box office as it moves out of the holiday season. M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film made $16 million on Friday, and is currently projected for a 4-day total of $48 million from 3,841 screens on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

While that’s below the $50 million projections set by Universal and well below the $52-65 million projection set by trackers, “Glass” is still on course to post one of the top three highest Mlk weekend openings in box office history. The all-time best opening is the $107.2 million set in 2015 by “American Sniper,” an outlier as that film went on to gross $350 million domestic. No. 2 on the list belongs to Universal’s “Ride Along,” which had a 4-day opening of $48.6 million in 2015.

The other good bit of news is that opening night audiences didn’t quite reject “Glass” as much as some critics predicted. While the film has a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 35 percent, audiences gave the film a B on CinemaScore. By comparison, Shyamalan’s last film, “Split,” had a 76 percent Rt score and a B+ on CinemaScore. With little competition in the next three weeks, “Glass” will have a chance to leg out into February having already made back its $20 million production budget.

In second place this weekend is Stx’s “The Upside,” which is holding remarkably well and is now poised to join the “Bad Moms” films as one of Stx’s highest grossing films ever. The film added $4.1 million on its second Friday and is expected to drop just 28 percent from its $20.5 million opening with a $14.7 million 3-day/$17.7 4-day weekend total. That would push its domestic cume to $46 million.

In third is WB’s “Aquaman,” which will cross the $300 million domestic mark in its fifth weekend with a 4-day total of $12.3 million. Completing the top five are two Sony films, “A Dog’s Way Home” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” both of which are expected to finish the weekend with a $10-11 million total. “A Dog’s Way Home” is estimated to push its cume to $24.8 million after two weekends, while “Spider-Verse” will see its cume reach $161 million after six weekends.

Outside the top five, Funimation released the shounen anime film “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” on 470 screens, and is projected to make $9.4 million over four days. Meanwhile, Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” will cross $200 million domestic after 12 weekends in theaters, adding $2.7 million this weekend from 1,177 screens.

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Frank Grillo to Star in the Thriller ‘Hell on the Border’

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Frank Grillo to Star in the Thriller ‘Hell on the Border’
Frank Grillo is set to star in the action-thriller “Hell on the Border” with Wes Miller directing.

Miller also penned the script with Curtis Nichouls, Henry Penzi, and Sasha Yelaun producing. Ron Perlman is also on board to co-star.

Plot details are unknown at this time. Production is currently underway in Birmingham, Ala.

Grillo has a slew of projects set to bow in 2019, starting with the thriller “Donnybrook,” which also stars Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley and opened at the Toronto Film Festival. It premieres in theaters on Feb. 15.

He will follow that up with the thriller “Boss Level” opposite Mel Gibson and Naomi Watts, which Grillo produced with his production company War Party.

Grillo’s “Point Blank” premieres later this year on Netflix
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2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions: Our Final Selections, Ranked for Each Category

2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions: Our Final Selections, Ranked for Each Category
The 2019 Oscar race is all about Best Popular Film. Not only does the Academy not need that new category after all this year, but more big-grossers than ever are vying for spots on the final Oscar ballot to be revealed on January 22. Which might mean more people will tune into an Oscar show, rooting for mainstream movies they actually care about.

But while more popular hits, led by Bradley Cooper’s blockbuster “A Star is Born,” (Warner Bros.) are in contention for multiple categories including Best Picture, bragging rights may still wind up with Netflix’s first bonafide Best Picture candidate, Alfonso Cuarón’s cinephile-dream “Roma,” which commanded a more robust arthouse release than any Netflix film to date, along with a lavish promotional campaign, and has been widely viewed on the global streaming platform.

The Golden Globe and Critics Choice winner and Mexico’s black-and-white foreign-language Oscar entry, “Roma
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Nick Redman, Documentary Filmmaker and Soundtrack Producer, Dies at 63

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Nick Redman, Documentary Filmmaker and Soundtrack Producer, Dies at 63
Nick Redman, Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, award-winning soundtrack producer and co-founder of the Twilight Time video label, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, at a Santa Monica Hospital, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 63.

He was nominated for an Academy Award as producer of the 1996 documentary “The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage,” a look back at Sam Peckinpah’s controversial film. He also produced and directed the 1998 “A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and The Searchers,” about the making of the Western classic, a prizewinner at multiple film festivals.

In 2007 he produced and directed the feature documentary “Becoming John Ford,” which debuted at the Venice International Film Festival and detailed the long and complex relationship between the famous director and 20th Century-Fox studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck.

He made numerous other short films including profiles of actress Stella Stevens and film composers Basil Poledouris and Jerry Fielding.
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Transgender Actor Zach Barack Joins Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Transgender Actor Zach Barack Joins Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’
Newcomer and transgender actor Zach Barack appears in a ground-breaking supporting role in Sony/Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” sources confirm to Variety.

Barack can be seen in the new trailer, which was released on Tuesday.

Tom Holland is returning to play Peter Parker, with Zendaya and Marisa Tomei also coming back for the sequel. Jake Gyllenhaal is on board to play the villain, Mysterio. Jon Watts is back as director and Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are penning the script.

Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing.

Far From Home” follows our friendly neighborhood superhero, who decides to join his best friends Ned, Mj, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.
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Sundance: ‘The Tomorrow Man’ Foreign Rights Sell to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Exclusive)

Sundance: ‘The Tomorrow Man’ Foreign Rights Sell to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to “The Tomorrow Man,” a romantic drama with John Lithgow and Blythe Danner, Variety has learned.

The deal is in advance of the film’s world premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Sundance Film Festival. It does not include North American rights. Those went to Bleecker Street, which announced the acquisition earlier this week. A spokesperson for Sony declined to comment.

The Tomorrow Man” marks the debut feature of Noble Jones, an up-and-coming filmmaker who also wrote the script. The film centers on Ed Hemsler (Lithgow), a man obsessed with preparing himself for a disaster that never comes, and Ronnie Meisner (Danner), a shopaholic who buys lots of junk she may never use. Together they end up forming an unlikely romantic pair.

The Tomorrow Man” co-stars Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher, and Eve Harlow. It was produced by Luke Rivett,
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Stefanos Miltsakakis, Muscleman in 5 Van Damme Films, Dies at 59

Stefanos Miltsakakis, Muscleman in 5 Van Damme Films, Dies at 59
Stefanos Miltsakakis, the powerful martial arts muscleman who squared off against Jean-Claude Van Damme in Maximum Risk, The Quest and three other action films, has died. He was 59.

Miltsakakis died in his sleep on Jan. 10 at his home in Santa Monica, his longtime personal manager, Stephen Brown, told The Hollywood Reporter. "He was a mentor to so many of us who was blessed to have known him," Brown said.

As the Russian thug Red Face in Maximum Risk (1996), the hulking Miltsakakis fights Van Damme in a blazing building, in a sauna (where somehow their towels stay on) and finally ...
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‘Standoff At Sparrow Creek’ Is A Confident, Strong Debut & An Early 2019 Genre Movie Gem [Ayt Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I officially dig into the 2019 cinematic release calendar with a chat about “Standoff At Sparrow Creek,” a small but well-made one-location thriller that’s packed with a great bunch of character actors chewing up tough-guy dialogue and spitting it out with verve, but not too much overt stylization.

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The Playlist review out of Tiff (where the film premiered as part of the popular Midnight Madness section of the fest) found the film to be just okay, slapping it with a C- grade, but we’d beg to differ.

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‘Level 16’ Trailer: You Probably Shouldn’t Attend Dystopian Boarding Schools

Has there ever been a movie about a nice all-girls boarding school? Any time a story is set in one of these institutions, things go terribly wrong. Someone dies, or goes crazy, or there’s some sort of gothic melodrama. Moral of the story: you shouldn’t check into an all-girls boarding school. And you really shouldn’t check into […]

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‘Men In Black International': New High-Res Images Show Off a Galaxy’s Worth of Charisma

Sony Pictures has released a batch of high-definition images from the upcoming Men in Black: International—a reboot of the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones-starring trilogy—nearly all of which confirm the number one selling point of the film: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth rock the everloving heck out of a suit and tie, man. An Academy Award for that tailor immediately. Hemsworth and Thompson star as Agent H and Agent M, respectively, a veteran and a newbie partnered up in the iconic group of galaxy defenders that won't let you remember. Liam Neeson also stars …
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Tony Mendez, Former CIA Officer Depicted in ‘Argo,’ Dies at 78

Tony Mendez, Former CIA Officer Depicted in ‘Argo,’ Dies at 78
Tony Mendez, the former CIA technical operations officer who orchestrated the 1980 rescue of six American diplomats from Iran and who was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award winning film “Argo,” has died. He was 78.

Mendez’s book agent, Christy Fletcher, announced the news on Twitter Saturday morning.

“Early this morning, Antonio (Tony) J. Mendez finally succumbed to the Parkinson’s Disease that he had been diagnosed with ten+ years ago,” the statement reads. “He was surrounded with love from his family and will be sorely missed. The last thing he and his wife Jonna Mendez did was get their new book to the publisher and he died feeling he had completd writing the stories that he wanted to be told.”

The message states Mendez will be buried in a private ceremony at the family graveyard in Nevada.

Born on Nov. 15 1940, Mendez began his career as an artist after studying
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‘Brexit’ Writer James Graham on Dominic Cummings’ Story & Making Sense of the Chaos

From director Toby Haynes and screenwriter James Graham, the biographical drama Brexit connects all of the dots to illustrate how Dominic Cummings (Benedict Cumberbatch), the lead strategist of the Vote Leave campaign, launched a micro-targeted social media campaign that played on emotion rather than facts to convince British voters to leave the European Union. The result and the consequences of this referendum campaign are still playing out in Britain today, and will have an effect long into the future. During this 1-on-1 phone …
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New App-Supported ‘Lord of the Rings’ Board Game Takes Us Back to Middle-Earth

New App-Supported ‘Lord of the Rings’ Board Game Takes Us Back to Middle-Earth
The Lord of the Rings fans find themselves in a bit of a dead zone in 2019, years removed from the Peter Jackson-directed movies and with Amazon’s planned television series still far off in the distance. Enter Fantasy Flight Games, a company that’s held the Lotr license for years and is now back with a […]

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Bill Maher Gets Booed for Booking Ann Coulter on ‘Real Time’

Bill Maher Gets Booed for Booking Ann Coulter on ‘Real Time’
“Real Time” returned last night after a two-month hiatus, and Bill Maher wasted little time courting controversy — this time from his own studio audience. During a panel discussion with former congressman Barney Frank, Maher received boos from the crowd when he announced that Ann Coulter would be on the show next week.

“Yeah, that’s called a newsmaker. A policymaker. You’ll have to suck on that,” he said in response to his audience’s vocal disapproval. Coulter has appeared on “Real Time” on several occasions throughout the years, and the two are friends despite holding diametrically opposed political views.

It wasn’t the first time Coulter was mentioned last night. During his monologue, which focused on the ongoing government shutdown as well as the latest bombshell revelations about Donald Trump and his inner circle, Maher alluded to the fact that Coulter and other Fox News personalities have the president
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Laura Linney Has Fond Memories of ‘Love Actually,’ Even If You Don’t

Laura Linney Has Fond Memories of ‘Love Actually,’ Even If You Don’t
“Love Actually” grows more controversial by the year, with diehard fans considering it a peak rom-com and detractors decrying it as shallow and manipulative. Laura Linney isn’t here to weigh in on the debate — though, considering she was part of the ensemble cast, one imagines she at least likes the film — but she does fondly recall one of her most memorable scenes. “People feel sorry for me, but they shouldn’t. I really believe I got the best kiss in that movie, hands down,” she said about her sequence opposite Rodrigo Santoro on “The Graham Norton Show.”

“It was sweet because be were both very brokenhearted when we made that movie. He had just been dumped, I had just been dumped,” Linney added. “I remember the day we were gonna go shoot the scene, we both sort of slumped to the van. He was like, Laura, ‘My heart is broken.
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Report: Henry Cavill and Alec Baldwin May Return For More ‘Mission: Impossible’

Christopher McQuarrie gave Hollywood a bit of a shock when he accepted not one but two more Mission: Impossible films, to be shot back-to-back then released in 2021 and 2022. After years of the franchise swapping out directors with each entry, McQuarrie has written and directed the last two chapters, including last year's Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which saw Tom Cruise growing increasingly eager to die on camera en route to the seventh highest grossing movie of 2018 and the most profitable M:i movie overall. McQuarrie is used to pulling off the impossible by now, is what …
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‘The Unicorn’ Trailer Draft: Everyone’s Obsessed With Having A Threesome

“You guys used to be fun,” an old friend (Lucy Hale) and intriguing minx says to her old pals. And with that jarring pronouncement, a long-engaged couple is shocked and comes to the realization that they are boring and unadventurous people. So, the new comedy, “The Unicorn” that debuted at the SXSW Film Festival last year tracks a couple as they set out on a quest to spice up their relationship.

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Netflix’s Ya Christmas Movie ‘Let It Snow’ Has a Chillingly Good Cast Led By Kiernan Shipka

Netflix’s Ya Christmas Movie ‘Let It Snow’ Has a Chillingly Good Cast Led By Kiernan Shipka
Kiernan Shipka is bringing some magic to the holidays as part of the cast of Netflix’s latest Christmas film, Let It Snow. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star is joining the Let It Snow cast alongside Transformer: The Last Knight‘s Isabela Moner, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘s Shameik Moore, and Lady Bird‘s Odeya Rush in a Ya holiday film based on The New York Times bestselling […]

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Dario Argento Says ‘Suspiria’ Remake ‘Betrayed the Spirit of the Original’

Dario Argento Says ‘Suspiria’ Remake ‘Betrayed the Spirit of the Original’
If you’ve been wondering how Dario Argento feels about the “Suspiria” remake, wonder no more. The giallo master has shared his thoughts on the film with Radio Rai 1’s Un Giorno da Pecora (per the Film Stage), saying that “it did not excite me, it betrayed the spirit of the original film: There is no fear, there is no music. The film has not satisfied me so much.”

That’s in spite of his thoughts on writer-director Luca Guadagnino, whom Argento considers “a fine person.” Argento called this new take on his film “refined” and added that “Guadagnino makes beautiful tables, beautiful curtains, beautiful dishes, all beautiful…”

Remaking a cult classic like “Suspiria” was always going to be a risky proposition, which Guadagnino acknowledged in an interview at the Venice Film Festival. “For me, making films is a natural act, and I do what I believe I need to do,
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Friday Box Office: ‘Glass’ Cracks Open to $16 Million

In classic M. Night Shyamalan-ian fashion, the box office debut of Glass is both unexpected and a little sadder than predicted. The comic book thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and a napping Bruce Willis opened up to $16 million—including $3.7 million in Thursday night previews—putting it on track to take in around $45-50 million over the four-day Martin Luther King weekend. This haul is below the $60-70 million range originally expected, which would have easily handed Glass the second-best Mlk opening behind American Sniper's 2015 $107 million take. That …
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