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‘Tenet’ July 17 Release: Cinemark Boss Says Warner Bros. & Christopher Nolan “Optimistic” Pic Will Stick To That Date

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‘Tenet’ July 17 Release: Cinemark Boss Says Warner Bros. & Christopher Nolan “Optimistic” Pic Will Stick To That Date
Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi remained confident this morning on the exhibitor’s Q1 call that Warner Bros.Christopher Nolan movie Tenet will remain on track and open on its planned July 17 release date.

While Solstice Studios’ Unhinged will be the first new wide release movie in those theaters that are open on July 1, Tenet with a production budget of $200M reps the first major studio tentpole which has exhibition hopeful about moviegoers’ return en masse to the cinema.

“We’ve been in close contact with Warner Bros. and they remain optimistic and positive as well as Christopher Nolan about the July 17 opening,” said Zoradi this morning in response to a question from analyst Eric Handler about the pic’s release. This despite the fact that New York and Los Angeles have yet to set a date for the reopening of movie theaters.

“Of course, it depends on the continued positive
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‘Just Mercy’ Is Now Available As A Free VOD Rental In June In Response To The George Floyd Killing

‘Just Mercy’ Is Now Available As A Free VOD Rental In June In Response To The George Floyd Killing
Over the past few days, we’ve seen a number of actors, filmmakers, and studios show their support for the Black community while condemning racism. Some have even put up large sums of money to support the various fundraisers that have risen up in the wake of the brutal killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. But in the case of the filmmakers involved with the recent film, “Just Mercy,” they’re doing something a bit different.

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‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Star Simon Pegg Details How Movie Will Resume Production in September (Exclusive)

‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Star Simon Pegg Details How Movie Will Resume Production in September (Exclusive)
Mission: Impossible 7” is set to restart filming in September after shutting down filming earlier this year due to Covid-19 — and the film’s outdoor scenes are set to shoot first.

Actor Simon Pegg, who plays Benji Dunn in the franchise, tells Variety that a September restart is “the plan” for the film. “That will begin with the outdoor stuff,” says Pegg, “That feels fairly doable, and obviously there will be precautions put in place.”

The British actor, who stars in the forthcoming thriller “Inheritance” and recently appeared in Amazon’s “The Boys,” joked that fight scenes would need to be shot “five feet apart.”

However, asked about the logistics of resuming production on the action film, Pegg said, “People that are involved in any close proximity stuff, it will have to be determined that they’re safe to do that. I don’t know what the testing situation is,
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Bad Robot, Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Foundation Pledge $10 Million for Anti-Racist Organizations

Bad Robot, Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Foundation Pledge $10 Million for Anti-Racist Organizations
Bad Robot Productions and the Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams Family Foundation announced charitable donations to a number of organizations “committed to anti-racist agendas.”

In a statement posted on the Bad Robot Instagram page on Monday, they announced a pledge of $10 million over five years to various organizations. For starters, they will donate $200,000 each to the following groups: Black Lives Matter La, Black Futures Lab, Community Coalition, Equal Justice Initiative, and Know Your Rights Camp.

“Enough is enough,” the statement began. “Enough police brutality. Enough outsized privilege. Enough polite conversation. Enough white comfort.”

“The centuries long neglect and abuse of our
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Victoria Mahoney in Talks to Make Studio Directorial Debut on Paramount’s ‘Kill Them All’

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Victoria Mahoney in Talks to Make Studio Directorial Debut on Paramount’s ‘Kill Them All’
Victoria Mahoney, the first woman ever to work behind the camera on a “Star Wars” film, is in talks to make her major studio feature directorial debut on “Kill Them All” for Paramount.

Kill Them All” is Paramount’s adaptation of a graphic novel by Kyle Starks. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, are producing the project, from a script by James Coyne. “Kill Them All” first started out as a project launched on Kickstarter before being acquired by Oni Press.

Kill Them All” centers on a hard drinking, former cop who wants his job back and the world’s greatest assassin who wants revenge. They can get both if they fight their way to the top floor of a skyscraper of crime – and if they can Kill Them All. It’s like a reverse “Die Hard” except they’re fighting up into the building rather than trying to fight their way out.
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Why I’ve Seen ‘Jaws’ Over 100 Times

Why I’ve Seen ‘Jaws’ Over 100 Times
In celebration of its 45th anniversary this month, Universal has released a spiffy 4K Ultra HD special edition of Jaws and foolishly sent me a copy for free, even though I would’ve paid upwards of $5,000 for it. Equally foolishly, my editors are paying me to write this feature about Jaws, a task I would’ve done for free and/or an excuse to watch Jaws during work hours. For those of you somehow not familiar, Jaws is director Steven Spielberg’s 1975 breakout hit about a bunch of wealthy white people who refuse to obey government orders …
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Cinemark Confident That Warner Bros. Will Still Release ‘Tenet’ on July 17

Cinemark Confident That Warner Bros. Will Still Release ‘Tenet’ on July 17
With protests dominating headlines around the United States, most people aren’t quite as concerned about the potential reopening of movie theaters this summer. But when it comes to the theater chains themselves, it could mean life or death, which is why many of them are hoping Warner Bros. Pictures will follow through on releasing Christopher […]

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‘Ete 85’ Teaser: François Ozon’s Latest Film Uses The Cure’s Music To Set The Tone

‘Ete 85’ Teaser: François Ozon’s Latest Film Uses The Cure’s Music To Set The Tone
Since 2000, you’d be hard-pressed to find a filmmaker that has received as much acclaim internationally than French filmmaker François Ozon. With numerous films released over the past 20 years that have received awards recognition, festival accolades, and critical acclaim, Ozon has made a name for himself as a filmmaker that just doesn’t release bad works. And this year, he hopes to keep that trend going with the upcoming film, “Ete 85.”

And though there’s no official release date yet, it appears that the marketing for “Ete 85” has begun with a new teaser for the feature film.

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Cornerstone boards world sales on Jon Wright’s UK goblin horror ‘The Little People’

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Cornerstone boards world sales on Jon Wright’s UK goblin horror ‘The Little People’
Alison Thompson to present creature feature at upcoming Cannes virtual market.

Cornerstone Films has picked up worldwide sales rights to The Little People, the latest feature from UK director Jon Wright.

It will present the film to buyers at this month’s Cannes virtual market (June 22-26).

Wright, whose previous features include Robot Overlords (2014), Grabbers (2012), and Tormented (2009), directs and co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Stay.

The film also reunites several of the creative team from Grabbers, including prosthetics supervisor Shaune Harrison, concept artist Paul Catling, and VFX supervisor Paddy Eason.

The Little People follows a pair of Londoners who escape
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Stream of the Day: 10 Films to Watch in Support of Black Liberation

Stream of the Day: 10 Films to Watch in Support of Black Liberation
The rage and anger at police violence and systemic racism is not just a week, a year, or even decades old. It is centuries in the making. And in order to understand and meaningfully contribute to the movement, audiences will need to educate themselves on the racist and socioeconomic inequities that nurture the environment that allows these injustices to thrive.

From Oscar Micheaux’s “Within Our Gates” (1920), to Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” filmmakers have tackled this subject with tense and angry films made in reaction to the status quo. They unpack the onscreen racist ideology that began with D.W. Griffith’s incendiary “The Birth of a Nation” (1915), and highlight the realities of a society in which racial disparities permeate and undermine an entire system’s effectiveness.

These are bold and provocative films that serve as overdue tonic for a society that has long been saturated with incomplete depictions of black people,
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Avast, Ye Swabs! Metroidvania Game ‘Curse of the Sea Rats’ Is Here for Your Booty

Avast, Ye Swabs! Metroidvania Game ‘Curse of the Sea Rats’ Is Here for Your Booty
Ahoy landlubbers! The funding campaign to create the hand-drawn "ratoidvania" Curse of the Sea Rats for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC is now live on Kickstarter. [Update: And in less than 9 hours, the project is fully funded! But there are more stretch goals to come, so you still have plenty of time to check it out.] The new game from Petoons Studio packs all of the best features from the metroidvania genre, featuring beautiful 2D hand-drawn animation and 3D environments, combined with unique real-time combat mechanics, and of course, lots of rats! Players …
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Summer TV 2020 Preview: The Best Shows to Put on Your Watchlist

Summer TV 2020 Preview: The Best Shows to Put on Your Watchlist
In the modern era of television, there is no such thing as a "break" from new series — even in the summer months, networks and streaming services find ways to fill up hours of airtime. While production shutdowns this spring may mean that the number of series released this year may drop dramatically, the next few months are still pretty packed with new releases and returning favorites. From Netflix's youth-targeted offerings The Baby-Sitters Club and Cursed, to Apple TV+ premiering new shows meant to inspire, including Dear... and Little Voice, to whatever the hell HBO's Perry Mason
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‘Kill Them All’ Graphic Novel Adaptation Lands in the Hands of ‘Star Wars’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney

‘Kill Them All’ Graphic Novel Adaptation Lands in the Hands of ‘Star Wars’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney
Filmmaker Victoria Mahoney made history as the second unity director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, becoming the first person of color to take on such a key role in the sci-fi saga. Now she’s stepping up to helm an entire production with Paramount Pictures. Mahoney is in talks to direct Kill Them All, an […]

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John Boyega Delivers Rousing Protest Speech: If I Don’t ‘Have a Career After This, F*ck That’

John Boyega Delivers Rousing Protest Speech: If I Don’t ‘Have a Career After This, F*ck That’
John Boyega delivered a rousing speech during a June 3 protest in support of Black Lives Matter at London’s Hyde Park. The “Star Wars” actor has been celebrated on social media over the last week for using his Twitter account to fight back against racist trolls, but now Boyega took his message to an in-person protest following the death of George Floyd. Video clips of Boyega’s protest speech are circulating on social media (via NME) and earning the actor even more acclaim for standing up so vocally for the black community.

“Black lives have always mattered,” Boyega told his fellow demonstrators. “We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting…We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are
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‘The West Wing’ Cast Reunion to Support Black Lives Matter Hinted by Alum Richard Schiff

‘The West Wing’ Cast Reunion to Support Black Lives Matter Hinted by Alum Richard Schiff
As Americans hold peaceful protests across the nation in the wake of George Floyd's murder, The West Wing cast alum Richard Schiff, who played Toby Ziegler on the Aaron Sorkin series for seven seasons, has hinted on Twitter that a special event in support of the Black Lives Matter movement is taking shape. Schiff fielded questions and comments from followers on Twitter on Tuesday regarding what kind of response should be given by Hollywood folks who've either portrayed police, lawyers, or government officials onscreen or worked on shows centered are the stories of the characters. After sharing a …
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Cannes reveals 2020 Official Selection titles: Follow live

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Cannes reveals 2020 Official Selection titles: Follow live
General delegate Thierry Frémaux will present the titles alongside festival president Pierre Lescure in Paris at 6pm local time.

The Cannes Film Festival will unveil the 56 titles selected for its special 2020 Official Selection today (June 3).

General delegate Thierry Frémaux will present the line-up alongside festival president Pierre Lescure at the Normandie Cinema on the Champs-Elysées in central Paris at 6pm local time.

With this year’s festival cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Official Selection titles will be “supported” by Cannes as they screen in autumn festivals and beyond.

Yesterday, Fremaux revealed that the line-up won’t be divided up
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‘Brooklyn 99’ Cast and Showrunner Dan Goor Donate $100,000 to National Bail Fund Network

‘Brooklyn 99’ Cast and Showrunner Dan Goor Donate $100,000 to National Bail Fund Network
The cast and crew of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to protesting police brutality and supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Co-creator / showrunner Dan Goor, and series stars like Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, and The Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, made a combined donation of $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network. What is that organization about, exactly? The National Bail Fund Network is made up of over sixty community bail and bond …
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Cannes Announces 2020 Official Selection (Updating Live)

Cannes Announces 2020 Official Selection (Updating Live)
The show is going on for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, even though by now in a normal year we would have known which film would succeed Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” as the new Palme d’Or winner. The original 2020 festival was scheduled to run May 12-23 but was canceled in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Cannes is living on this year as festival president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux are announcing the 56 films that made the cut for the 2020 Official Selection. Selected films will be branded with an official Cannes 2020 label that they can take to additional festivals later this year and use when they open in theaters.

The Official Selection at Cannes usually includes the following sections: Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Special Screenings, and Midnight Screenings. The Palme d’Or contenders premiere in the Competition category. Last year’s Cannes Competition section
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Revisiting ‘Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier,’ Disney’s Largely Forgotten Live-Action Blockbuster

Revisiting ‘Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier,’ Disney’s Largely Forgotten Live-Action Blockbuster
(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) It may be hard to wrap your head around, but there was once a time when the Walt Disney Company wasn’t solely dedicated to building out franchises. They were, from a cold and calculated point of […]

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Elisabeth Moss On The “Role Of A Lifetime” In ‘Shirley’ [Interview]

Elisabeth Moss On The “Role Of A Lifetime” In ‘Shirley’ [Interview]
Focusing on anything besides what’s going on in America’s streets is difficult at the moment. In another reality the entertainment industry is debating what can only be described as questionable standards for resuming production in an era of Covid-19, fans are celebrating Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica” and getting excited about the potential resumption of the major sports leagues. More pressing issues are at stake and how long the people have to take to the streets for change to be seen remains to be seen.

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