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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."

What isn’t made clear
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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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All About Eve is a perfect feminist film – how did the play get it so wrong?

The barbed 1950 film about complex, ambitious women is as fresh as ever, and the model for The Favourite. But the play’s depiction of the central character is utterly flaccid

It’s the car scene that gets you in All About Eve, Joseph L Mankiewicz’s radical 1950 film about an obsessed fan, Eve Harrington, who tries to muscle in and steal the life of her favourite Broadway star.

Bette Davis plays that star, cinema’s great feminist heroine Margo Channing. She has it all: fame, talent, wealth, beauty, a devoted partner, loyal friends. But she is 40, childless and tired of playing characters who are in their 20s. She should be on stage but she is stuck, in the cold and dark, in a car that has run out of petrol, acidulously contemplating what it is – and what has to be sacrificed – to be a successful woman.
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UK's Fable Pictures to produce TV series about Joan and Jackie Collins

Sony Pictures Television will distribute globally.

UK-based Stan & Ollie production company Fable Pictures has secured the TV rights to tell the story of actress Joan Collins and her late sister, the bestselling novelist Jackie Collins.

The six-hour series will be distributed globally by Sony Pictures Television which owns a minority stake in Fable.

It will be executive produced by Caroline Harvey, Faye Ward , Hannah Farrell, and Sally Greene. UK playwright Penelope Skinner, whose credits include The Village Bike and Linda, is writing the series. Casting director Nina is casting the producton.

Fable Pictures is spearheaded by Faye Ward and Hannah
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New Fox Appoints Wayne Borg to Los Angeles Studio Role

Wayne Borg, who has headed the Fox Studios Australia operations in Sydney for the past four years, has been appointed president and general manager of studios at New Fox. He will relocate from Australia to Los Angeles.

Fox Studios Australia, which is to remain part of 21st Century Fox and will become part of Disney following the yet-to-be completed merger, has picked an interim managing director. It has not made the appointment public, but Australian local media sources have named him as John Hughes, head of commercial and operations.

Under the plans announced in December 2017 by 21st Century Fox executive chairman, Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox will be sold to Disney in a deal then valued at $69 billion. The transaction is currently expected to close in March 2019.

Murdoch will also create a “New Fox” company which retains a portfolio of news, sports and broadcast businesses, including Fox News Channel, Fox Broadcasting
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Office Space at 20: how the comedy spoke to an anxious workplace

In the cult 1999 film about corporate malaise, the story of an everyman rallying against his sedate life found itself a loyal following

Maybe it was Y2K anxiety. Maybe something was in the Hollywood water. Whatever the reason, 1999 yielded a bumper crop of movies about angry, ordinary men throwing off society’s shackles and finding something extraordinary in themselves.

Related: Magnolia to The Matrix: was 1999 the greatest year in modern cinema?
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The nine greatest Oscar moments

Nine decades of Oscars have brought many unexpected highlights, from flubbed announcements to streakers

What one of the first recorded Oscar blunders – the ceremony was first held 90 years ago this May – teaches us is always, always say the surname. Or at least wait for yours to be called. Frank Capra learned this the excruciating way when presenter Will Rogers announced best director with the words: ““I’ve watched this young man for a long time. Saw him come up from the bottom. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Come up and get it, Frank!” Capra, nominated for Lady for a Day, had almost walked to the stage when he noticed the spotlight was in fact on Frank Lloyd, director of Cavalcade. He had to slink back through the crowd – with VIPs shouting at him for ruining their view – and later wrote in his autobiography: “I wish I
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Superhero Bits: Marvel Contest of Champions Arcade Game, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Toys & More

Superhero Bits: Marvel Contest of Champions Arcade Game, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Toys & More
Want to play Marvel Contest of Champions on an arcade machine? Will Spider-Man‘s UK suit make an appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home? What did Zack Snyder have to say about what would have come after his Justice League? Did Tom Holland give up a bit of an Avengers: Endgame spoiler back in April last […]

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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ TV Spot Destroys the World With New Footage

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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ TV Spot Destroys the World With New Footage
A new Godzilla: King of the Monsters TV spot is here, and it’s exploding with new footage – almost literally. This spot is wall-to-wall destruction, as one landscape after another gets blown to smithereens thanks to the rampaging Kaiju characters populating the film. I sure hope the property owners in this movie have insurance! Ha ha, just […]

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The Rock Calls ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ His Most Challenging Film

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been a part of some intense productions over the course of his career, but according to him, the upcoming Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw is “easily the most challenging film” that he’s ever produced and starred in. Take a look at a new Hobbs & Shaw wrap photo […]

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‘Incredibles 2’ Director and Oscar Contender Brad Bird Believes in the Bermuda Triangle

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As an animation geek who tracked Pixar ever since “Toy Story” blew my gaskets and I traveled to the Bay Area to grill the likes of John Lasseter and Pete Docter, sitting down with Brad Bird — the legendary director of “Iron Giant” and Oscar-winning auteur behind “Ratatouille” and “The Incredibles” — is my idea of a good time. “The Incredibles” marked the first outside project to come into Pixar, which always gave Bird a wider berth than most.

I followed up with Bird on something I remembered from hanging with him at the Sheridan Bar at the Telluride Film Festival (he brings his family every year). When I made a reaction face of silent disgust, Bird leapt on it. “That’s an expression!” he said. He’s like a collector, capturing them for later use.

“I don’t consciously go into a room, I don’t need to observe,” he said,
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Watch: Spider-Ham is the Star of a Short Film in the ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Bonus Features

Did you love the Looney Tunes-style appearance of Spider-Ham in Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Do you want to see more of the wise-cracking Peter Porker, but don’t want to wait until a potential sequel or spin-off? Good news: Spider-Ham is back in a new short film called “Caught in a Ham” that will […]

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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

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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