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J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic With Nicholas Hoult Gets Summer 2019 Release Date

J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic With Nicholas Hoult Gets Summer 2019 Release Date
Fox Searchlight has set a summer release date for “Tolkien,” the biopic on “The Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien.

The film starring Nicholas Hoult as the fantasy author will open on May 10, 2019.

Directed by Dome Karukoski, “Tolkien” explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “Fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novel.

Also Read: New Jrr Tolkien Story Hits Shelves a Century After It Was Written

The full cast has also been revealed, including Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi.

David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford wrote the screenplay. Peter Chernin is producing on
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Director Paul King Has Departed Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio,’ Leaving The Future Of The Film In Doubt

Director Paul King Has Departed Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio,’ Leaving The Future Of The Film In Doubt
Yesterday, we reported that Disney is moving forward with yet another live-action remake of a classic animated film. This time, the studio is tackling “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” However, it doesn’t appear that the Mouse House is as much of a remake-machine as we first thought. According to a person working on the live-action “Pinocchio,” that live-action adaptation seems to have hit a major, major speed bump.

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Neil Burger to Direct Young Adult Sci-Fi ‘Voyagers’ at AGC Studios

Neil Burger to Direct Young Adult Sci-Fi ‘Voyagers’ at AGC Studios
Neil Burger, the director of this month’s “The Upside” and “Divergent,” will move back to young adult sci-fi for his next feature film.

AGC Studios will fully finance and co-produce the thriller “Voyagers” for Burger to direct, the company’s chairman and CEO Stuart Ford announced Thursday.

Burger will direct from his own original screenplay, and he’ll also produce under his Nota Bene Productions banner. Basil Iwanyk and Brendon Boyea will produce via Thunder Road Films. Ford and Agc’s Head of Film Greg Shapiro are onboard as executive producers. “Voyagers” begins production this spring and is actively casting its key roles.

“Voyagers” focuses on 30 children sent into space on a multi-generational mission to reach and populate a newly discovered planet. After the adult captain of the mission is mysteriously killed,
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Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Monopoly’ Movie for Lionsgate, Hasbro

Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Monopoly’ Movie for Lionsgate, Hasbro
Kevin Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he will be putting on a top hat and tuxedo very soon.

Hart is in final negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s and Hasbro’s movie based on the board game “Monopoly,” and Tim Story, Hart’s longtime collaborator on “Ride Along” and other stand-up specials, is in final negotiations to direct, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Hart will also produce through his HartBeat Productions label. HartBeat’s John Cheng will also produce and HartBeat’s Carli Haney will oversee with John Cheng. Story will produce as well through his The Story Company banner. Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, President of The Story Company, will also produce.

The logline is under wraps, but the film is inspired by Hasbro’s popular board game franchise. Hasbro
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Jackie Chan & Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch Each Have Two Films Coming To The Criterion Collection In April

Jackie Chan finally joins the Criterion Collection in April with two of his most legendary films, and he’s joined by some of the greatest filmmakers of all time, with yet another solid group of films getting the special treatment.

Chan’s famous films “Police Story” and “Police Story 2” are getting the double-bill Criterion treatment. As you might expect, both films are getting brand-new 4K restorations and alternate 5.1 surround soundtracks, but there’s way more on the special-feature side of things that will be sure to excite any fan of Hong Kong cinema.

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Extended Cut is Coming to Blu-ray and Digital HD

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Extended Cut is Coming to Blu-ray and Digital HD
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrived in theaters last year to mixed reviews. Critics and fans alike took issue with the plot, the characterization, and the pacing, and were left wanting for something to recapture the magic of Harry Potter. One thing they weren’t wanting was a longer version of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to […]

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‘Fast Color’ Trailer: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Puts an Indie Film Spin on the Superhero Genre

‘Fast Color’ Trailer: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Puts an Indie Film Spin on the Superhero Genre
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has delivered strong performances in “Beyond the Lights,” “Belle,” and the Emmy-winning “Black Mirror” episode “San Junipero,” but the actress takes her talents to the next level in the upcoming “Fast Color.” The drama marks the latest directorial effort from Julia Hart, best known for her breakout 2016 debut “Miss Stevens,” starring Lily Rabe and Timothée Chalamet. For this go-around, writer-director Hart has filtered the superhero genre through a grounded, low budget independent film lens.

Fast Color” stars Mbatha-Raw as a woman who comes into her own after discovering she has superhuman abilities. When her powers are discovered, the woman is forced to abandon her family in order to protect them. Years later, her mission to remain unseen brings her back home. Starring opposite Mbatha-Raw is an ensemble featuring Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham, and Emmy winner David Strathairn.

In his review out of the SXSW Film Festival last year,
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Box Office: ‘Shoplifters’ Hits $2 Million to Become One of 2018’s Highest-Grossing Foreign Films

Box Office: ‘Shoplifters’ Hits $2 Million to Become One of 2018’s Highest-Grossing Foreign Films
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” has become an unexpected box office success.

The Japanese drama about a petty thief who adopts a young girl has earned critical raves and picked up the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. That translated into commercial success for Magnolia, the indie distributor that’s been overseeing the film’s rollout. “Shoplifters” passed the $2 million mark on Thursday, making it one of the highest-grossing foreign language releases of 2018. “Fantastic Woman” also passed $2 million at the box office, though it had a limited release in 2017 in order to qualify for Oscars. Netflix’s “Roma” has reportedly done strong business in its limited theatrical run, but the streaming service does not disclose grosses, so it’s impossible to know how much money it has generated.

“We knew from festival screenings that audiences really loved the movie, so we just trusted that if we made
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Netflix Could Lose 20% of Its Library Starting in 2019

Even though Netflix keeps adding to their library every single week and announcing new projects pretty much every day, soon the streaming service will be losing a decent chunk of the offerings they have for subscribers. According to recent analytics, Netflix stands to lose 20% of their library as new streaming services from Disney, WarnerMedia […]

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Louis C.K. Reacts to Parkland Shooting Joke Controversy, Jokes About Masturbation in New Set

Louis C.K. Reacts to Parkland Shooting Joke Controversy, Jokes About Masturbation in New Set
Another Louis C.K. comedy set is making headlines for controversial jokes made by the comedian. According to a report from The Daily Beast, C.K. started his January 16 show in San Jose, California with a comment directly referencing his history of sexual harassment. C.K. admitted in November 2017 to masturbating in front of female comics over the course of his career.

“I like to jerk off, and I don’t like being alone,” C.K. said. Daily Beast reporter Stacey Solie said the line got a “good laugh” from the sold out crowd. “You’ve read the worst possible things you could read about a person, about me, and you’re here.”

A lot of jokes C.K. has made since his return to stand-up comedy in August 2018 have been scrutinized by the press, and most have received backlash. C.K. took issue with the continued controversy around some of his jokes,
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MoviePass Debuts Confusing Three-Tier Pricing Structure As Parent Company Distances Itself From Service

We are over half-way through with the first month of 2019, and to my surprise, MoviePass is still alive and kicking. Though it must be said, I’m using the most basic definition of alive in describing the subscription service, as it continues to struggle to find its footing and could implode at any moment. Alas, to the company’s credit, MoviePass is still here and with the new year, there comes new pricing and a divorce (of sorts) from the much-maligned parent company.

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‘Close’ Review: Noomi Rapace Is a Killer Bodyguard in Visceral, Vapid Netflix Thriller

Vicky Jewson’s “Close” transparently aspires to be something of a female riff on Jason Bourne. However, shot in only 29 days — and with a fraction of the budget for an average Hollywood blockbuster — it feels more like a proof-of-concept for an idea that the film industry has already proven, and a dull reminder that studios need to invest more of their resources into it. Whatever inherent value there might be in gender-flipping such a generic template is mitigated by the movie’s reluctance to seize on the unique energy that its women bring to the table.

The film doesn’t have to justify casting a lead who isn’t named Chris or Matt, but Jewson and co-writer Rupert Whitaker (whose previous collaborations include 2014’s similarly violent “Born of War”) may have been too rushed to take advantage of it. If nothing else, this cut-rate thriller should be enough to silence
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‘Monopoly’ Movie Will Pass Go With Kevin Hart In the Lead, Tim Story Directing

‘Monopoly’ Movie Will Pass Go With Kevin Hart In the Lead, Tim Story Directing
Remember the Monopoly movie? It’s still happening, and Kevin Hart is going to star. There’s no info on just what the Monopoly movie is going to be about, but perhaps Hart will be playing the famous Rich Uncle Pennybags. Or perhaps he’ll be someone who just really likes to play Monopoly. More on the Monopoly movie below. Hollywood has been trying to […]

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Noomi Rapace’s ‘Close’ Is A Largely Forgettable Action Film Destined To Get Lost In The Netflix Abyss [Review]

If this bodyguard thriller were direct-to-vod, rather than Netflix, it’s the kind of film that we’d expect Steven Seagal to lead, playing the gruff security expert who softens in the presence of his young charge. But this is Netflix – which is pretty legit most of the time – and instead of Seagal and his ponytail, we get Noomi Rapace and her bun. “Close” is better than late-period Seagal from every angle, but it’s still a largely forgettable action movie that will likely get lost in the sea of original titles added to Netflix each month and will fade from memory if you do stumble upon it and press play.

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Sundance 2019 Juries Include Jane Campion, Damien Chazelle, Tessa Thompson, and More

When the Sundance Film Festival kicks off next week, the annual event will flood Park City, Utah with plenty of high-powered talent, and it seems that this year’s jury members might offer up as much notoriety and star power as the people on the big screen. The Sundance Institute has announced the “20 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture, and science” who will make up this year’s juries, designed to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with 12 prizes. Those names include filmmakers Jane Campion, Damien Chazelle, Yance Ford, Rachel Grady, Ciro Guerra; screenwriters Phyllis Nagy and Sev Ohanian; actors Tessa Thompson, Sheila Vand, and Corey Stoll; and many more.

All this year’s winners, save for the short film awardees (which are announced at a separate ceremony on January 29), will be announced at a ceremony on February 2 that will be lives​treamed at ​sundance.
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French Films’ Overseas Box Office Revenue Drops 51% in 2018

After bouncing back in 2017, the overseas box office revenue of French movies plummeted by 51% to 237 million euros ($270 million) with 40 million admissions sold, a 52% year-on drop, in 2018.

The provisional box office figures were unveiled by UniFrance during a reception hosted at France’s culture minister during which Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the directors of “The Intouchables” and most recently “C’est La Vie” received the French Cinema Award.

Co-produced and sold by Gaumont, “C’est La Vie” grossed over 15 million overseas and was the second biggest French hit in international markets in 2018, following the EuropaCorp-produced “Taxi 5,” an action-packed film directed by Franck Gastambide.

The other French films ranking in the top 10 of 2018 include Dany Boon’s “La Ch’tite Famille” (Pathé), “Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life” (Gaumont), the animated film “White Fang” (Sc Films International), “Rolling to You” (Gaumont), “Big Bad Fox & Other Tales” (StudioCanal), “The Young Karl Marx
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‘Now Apocalypse’ Trailer: Gregg Araki’s Trippy Vision of the End of the World is a Millennial Comedy

It turns out the end of the world is a lot trippier and sexier than we anticipated. But it’s not really the apocalypse as the new Starz series Now Apocalypse implies. It’s just the romantic trials and tribulations of the millennials at the center of the series created by Gregg Araki and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh that seem […]

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‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot’ Trailer Reveals a Legendary Sam Elliott

A title as epic as The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot has a lot to live up to. But with Sam Elliott starring, well, it seems to be on the right path. The movie follows Elliott's Calvin Barr (a strong name!), a man who has been called upon to save the free world yet again. But is there a cost to such legendary badassery? Our own Haleigh Foutch wrote about the movie in her list:11 Under-the-Radar Genre Movies to Watch For in 2019, saying: With a name like The Man Who Killed Hitler …
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‘High Maintenance’ Season 3 Review: The Transition from Vimeo to HBO Pays Off

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Time slots still hold some currency in the streaming era, and never more so than on HBO. The network takes chances on experimental content, but tends to premiere its more out-there offerings on non-Sunday nights. Now, we’re seeing the once-risky “High Maintenance” receive the Season 3 coronation of a Sunday-night premiere, right after the Judd Apatow-produced “Crashing.” This approbation only confirms what fans have known since its Vimeo days: “High Maintenance” is a brilliant show, even when its risks don’t highlight the show’s strengths.

Watching Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld’s creation shift from its origins as a web series to a grown-up half-hour comedy has been fascinating. (This critic humbly admits writing that any sort of transfer from the web to television felt like a bad idea.) The only character in every episode is a pot dealer (Sinclair), known as The Guy; he serves as the
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New ‘gen:lock’ Trailer Throws Viewers Right into All-Out, Action-Packed Mecha Madness

Rooster Teeth treated their faithful fans to a sneak peek of their new animated series gen:lock during a recent airing of their hit anime show Rwby, but soon viewers everywhere will get to experience the next evolution in the company's always-entertaining content. And to get a taste of just what sort of animated insanity awaits you in the new show, all you have to do is check out the newly released series trailer below! gen:lock is the highly anticipated sci-fi mecha anime series starring Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Fanning, Maisie Williams, Asia Kate Dillon, Golshifteh …
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