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Looks Like Harley Quinn Will Be in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad After All

Looks Like Harley Quinn Will Be in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad After All
Last week it was reported that James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad would be a complete overhaul of the franchise and would not tie into the first film. It was also said that Harley Quinn would not appear in the movie.

Well, Forbes has offered an update on their previous report and in the update that say that Harley Quinn is, in fact, expected to be in The Suicide Squad. She is part of the most recent draft of the script. They also report that the movie will start shooting sooner than expected:

"I have learned from sources close to production that in fact, the information about Harley Quinn being absent from the new Suicide Squad movie is no longer up to date -- she is indeed expected to appear in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, which is expected to begin production later this year."

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Fox's 'Alita' Leads Worst President's Day Weekend in 15 Years

Fox's 'Alita' Leads Worst President's Day Weekend in 15 Years
The three-day President's Day weekend last year saw the top twelve gross over $270 million, the bulk of which was due to the over $202 million three-day opening for Black Panther, accounting for nearly 74% of the combined top twelve gross. This year didn't have such a monster release, and while expectations were muted, the top twelve's combined $109.1 million makes for the worst three-day President's Day weekend since 2004. Leading the charge was Fox's Alita: Battle Angel, delivering $27.8 million for the three-day. Elsewhere, while Universal's release of Blumhouse's Happy Death Day 2U fell short of expectations, it has already grossed more than its production budget and WB's release of New Line's Isn't It Romantic took advantage of Valentine's Day leading into the weekend and delivered a third place finish. Fox's Alita: Battle Angel topped the weekend box office with ease, outperforming expectations and delivering an estimated $27.8 million over the three-day weekend
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Dwayne Johnson Wraps ‘Most Challenging Film’ Ever

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Dwayne Johnson Wraps ‘Most Challenging Film’ Ever
It’s a wrap on Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Dwayne Johnson shared the news Friday on Instagram, saying production just ended on the “most challenging film” he’s ever done.

“Hobbs & Shaw is officially wrapped,” Johnson wrote. “Easily the most challenging film I’ve ever produced and starred in, however based on the fans’ insanely hyped ‘break the internet’ reactions to our first trailer — this film is also shaping up to be my most rewarding.”

The wrestler-turned-box office heavyweight went on to praise co-star Jason Statham for joining him on the adventure.

“A Huge bald and brotherly Mahalo to the man who trusted me and our chemistry and ‘pushed all his chips in’ to make something bad ass and fun for the fans. My uso @jasonstatham,” he added.

The spinoff, directed by David Leitch is set two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious,
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Among Cinema Audio Society Winners

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Among Cinema Audio Society Winners
Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Cinema Audio Society’s top prize for sound mixing at Saturday night’s 55th annual CAS Awards. The film is Oscar-nominated for sound mixing this year along with “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.”

In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” won the animated prize. “Free Solo” reigned in the documentary field.

TV winners included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”

Three-time CAS award-winner Mary Jo Lang received the President’s Award, while Oscar-winning production mixer Lee Orloff was honored with career achievement recognition.

Steven Spielberg received the organization’s Filmmaker Award. Seven of the director’s films have been nominated by the Cinema Audio Society: “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,
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Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards: 'Vice' Tops Film Categories

Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards: 'Vice' Tops Film Categories
The Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild on Saturday handed out its annual awards in film, TV, commercials and live theater.

Vice scored the most wins in the feature motion-picture categories, winning two awards: best period and/or character makeup and best special makeup effects.

Other film winners include A Star is Born (best contemporary makeup), Crazy Rich Asians (best contemporary hair styling) and Mary Queen of Scots (best period and/or character hair styling).

American Horror Story: Apocalypse won the most awards of any project, taking home three: best contemporary makeup in a TV series and both of the commercial and music video awards. The Marvelous ...
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Berlin Film Festival 2019: Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Golden Bear

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Berlin Film Festival 2019: Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Golden Bear
Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms,” about a young Israeli man in Paris who has turned his back on his native country, won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale on Saturday.

The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize went to François Ozon’s French drama “By the Grace of God,” a fact-based account of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal behind the ongoing trial of Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon.

Accepting the award, Lapid said “Synonyms,” which stars Tom Mercier, would likely be considered “scandalous” in Israel and France – the pic skewers stereotypes from both nations – but added that it was ultimately a celebration.

In his review in Variety, Jay Weissberg wrote that the film takes “a Kalashnikov to the nation’s military culture and its carefully nurtured persecution complex.”

Thanking the Berlinale for selecting his film, Ozon said he did not know whether addressing child sexual abuse
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Queen and Adam Lambert to perform on the 2019 Oscars; Kacey Musgraves, Serena Williams added as presenters

Queen and Adam Lambert to perform on the 2019 Oscars; Kacey Musgraves, Serena Williams added as presenters
Queen will rock the Oscars this Sunday night. The classic rock band featured in the blockbuster film “Bohemian Rhapsody” is presumed to be the opening act for the 91st annual Academy Awards slated for this Sunday, February 24, on ABC. Original members Brian May and Roger Taylor along with front-man Adam Lambert will take to the stage. Rami Malek is nominated as Best Actor for playing legendary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. The news was confirmed Monday on the Twitter accounts of @adamlambert and @TheAcademy.

Over the weekend, two-time Oscar nominee Bette Midler confirmed on her own Twitter page (@bettemidler) that she will be performing Best Original Song nominee “Where the Lost Things Go.” The tune from “Mary Poppins Returns” was originally sung by Emily Blunt in the film.
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Scott Z. Burns Hired To Rewrite ‘Bond 25’ For Director Cary Fukunaga [Exclusive]

Scott Z. Burns Hired To Rewrite ‘Bond 25’ For Director Cary Fukunaga [Exclusive]
Reports surfaced last night: the 25th James Bond movie is being delayed. Pushing off from its intended Valentine’s Day 2020 release date, MGM will now open the movie two months later on Easter, April 8, 2020. ‘Bond 25’ is looking down the barrel of a gun: an impending April start date and a script that no one is entirely happy with.

Sources close to the project tell us that Scott Z. Burns
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Ai Weiwei Was Cut From 'Berlin, I Love You' Because Backers Feared a China Backlash

Ai Weiwei Was Cut From 'Berlin, I Love You' Because Backers Feared a China Backlash
A segment of the ensemble drama Berlin, I Love You, directed by and starring Chinese dissent artist Ai Weiwei, was cut from the final version of the movie because some of the producers and financiers of the film feared a backlash from China.

The romantic drama — featuring 10 short films from 10 different directors all set in the German capital and centered on the subject of love — was released Feb. 8 in the U.S. by Saban Films. Berlin, I Love You is the latest installment in the City of Love series created by Emmanuel Benbihy, which also features Paris, je t'...
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‘The Continental’ TV Show Will Not Feature Ian McShane and His Sage Advice About Murder

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‘The Continental’ TV Show Will Not Feature Ian McShane and His Sage Advice About Murder
The Continental TV show, a spin-off from the John Wick franchise, has declared Ian McShane excommunicado. The actor, who so memorably plays Winston, the owner of the Continental hotel, won’t be appearing in the series. The actor confirmed that he may or may not lend his voice via voice over, but he won’t be popping-up in the show anytime soon. […]

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‘Fighting With My Family’: Florence Pugh Drops The Finishing Move In Final Trailer

Did you ever think a 5’4 little English actress could pull off the role of a WWE star? Well, the 23-year-old Florence Pugh, the breakout star of “Lady Macbeth” and “The Little Drummer Girl,” may be tiny in size, but she has a massive presence, and that’s really more than enough to convince. Ever since her breakthrough turn in “Lady Macbeth,” she’s been bagging roles everywhere.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Featurette: How the Team Brought “the Hand of the Artist” Back into Animation

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Featurette: How the Team Brought “the Hand of the Artist” Back into Animation
There’s no question that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse looks unlike any feature animated film that we’ve ever seen. Its effortless blending of traditional hand-drawn techniques with cutting-edge CG animation creates an eye-popping movie that can only be compared to, well, art. And that’s the intention of the filmmakers. “One thing we wanted to do with this […]

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Time’s Up President Lisa Borders Resigns

Lisa Borders has resigned as president of Time’s Up, she and the organization announced on Monday.

Borders is resigning due to family issues, she said in a statement. Time’s Up COO Rebecca Goldman will now serve as interim CEO.

“As Time’s Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development,” Borders said. “Unfortunately, it is with deep regret that I must resign from Time’s Up to address family concerns that require my singular focus. I appreciate the opportunity to support this mission and I hope my efforts will continue to resonate.”

“With gratitude for her work, Time’s Up accepts and supports Lisa Borders’ decision to resign as president and CEO,” Time’s Up said in a statement. “We know that it is the right decision for Lisa as well as the organization. Our COO, Rebecca Goldman,
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Jamie Bell On ‘Donnybrook,’ ‘Rocketman’ & Not Overcooking A Performance [Interview]

Often little movies come and go with great performances with established actors that get seriously overlooked. A textbook case of this is Tim Sutton’s “Donnybrook”, starring Jamie Bell, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last September and just hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles this weekend.

Adapted from Frank Bill‘s novel, it follows a young impoverished father (Bell) who is desperate to raise the funds to get his wife (Dara Tiller) into a drug rehab center.

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‘First Man’: Where Is the Support for Team Damien Chazelle’s Stunning Space Soundscape?

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‘First Man’: Where Is the Support for Team Damien Chazelle’s Stunning Space Soundscape?
When Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” fell out of the Best Picture Oscar race, much of its crafts prestige slipped as well. And, after being shut out last weekend from both the Mpse and Cas awards for sound editing and mixing, “First Man”‘s stunning sound work has drifted from favorite to underdog. It’s going to be very hard to beat the rock’n’roll force of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which has all the momentum.

But, regardless of what happens on Sunday, the dramatic and complex sound editing and mixing of “First Man” ranks as one of the best achievements in recent years. The way it authentically recreates Neil Armstrong’s (Ryan Gosling) journey to the moon, from teeth-rattling and dangerous supersonic test flights and documentary-like Houston home life to rocket blasts into space, led by the “La La Land” team of Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou achieved a tactile,
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Amazon Planning To Give Netflix A Run For Their Money In Streaming

Jennifer Salke left us wondering what Amazon had up their sleeve after she went on a major buying spree at the Sundance Film Festival. Now, the Amazon Studios Chief sits down with The Hollywood Reporter and opens up about what she has in store for the Studio. Namely, taking on the streaming giant Netflix.

Read More: New ‘Hanna’ Trailer: A Teenage Assassin Goes Wild For Amazon Prime

Between acquiring new movies and making their own, Salke looks to step up the number of films released every year on Amazon Prime.

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‘The Newsroom’ Could Get a Revival If Aaron Sorkin Stops Being So Busy

‘The Newsroom’ Could Get a Revival If Aaron Sorkin Stops Being So Busy
Aaron Sorkin‘s cable news drama series The Newsroom ended back in 2014 after only three seasons. But as we’ve seen time and time again in the past few years, that doesn’t mean the show can’t return. And if Aaron Sorkin gets a little less buy, there’s a chance The Newsroom might make a comeback just […]

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The Best Oscar Movies on Netflix Right Now

Last Updated: February 18th If you’re looking to put a little prestige into your viewing experience, Netflix actually has quite a few “Oscar movies” to choose from. It can be tough to find exactly what you’re looking for, however, so below we’ve assembled a list of the very best Oscar movies on Netflix right now. To whittle this list down, we relegated it to films that won at least one Oscar, so while a movie like Gangs of New York picked up a slew of nominations, it came away empty handed. But there’s still a refreshing …
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“It’s As If I Made A Suit Starting from the Buttons Instead of the Fabric”: Four Questions for Everybody Knows Writer/Director Asghar Farhadi

As in Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly (2009), a woman’s disappearance in Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben—this is Farhadi’s first film in Spanish) is the inciting incident. This time it is Irene, the daughter of Laura (Penelope Cruz), swept from her bed on the night of her aunt’s wedding—either by her own anarchic free spirit, or a kidnapper, stranger, or kin. Irene’s absence turns up dormant family secrets and suspicions that, perhaps, they all already knew. Bare and exposed, the festered family wounds must be dealt with until new ones emerge to be cast aside. Everybody Knows is another social realist thriller in […]
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‘Office Space’ Turns 20: How Mike Judge Brought Flair, Assclowns and Red Staplers to the World

‘Office Space’ Turns 20: How Mike Judge Brought Flair, Assclowns and Red Staplers to the World
Mike Judge’s workplace satire “Office Space,” which celebrates its 20th anniversary Feb. 19, was a bona fide box office flop when it grossed a measly $10.8 million in 1998. But once the comedy was discovered on DVD and cable, “Office Space” became a cult sensation, spreading concepts like “flair” and “assclown” across pop culture.

The now-classic comedy will be celebrated at the upcoming Texas Film Awards, where it will be inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. Judge and the cast will reunite for a screening and panel March 7 in Austin.

Servers at T.G.I. Friday’s might want to raise a glass to “Office Space,” because according to a 2004 New York Magazine interview with Judge, the restaurant not only got rid of its dorky striped shirts but also the mandatory flurry of pins and buttons — known as “flair” — a few years after the film was released.

It was all
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