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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel Will Have Spidey Slinging Web Around the World

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel Will Have Spidey Slinging Web Around the World
With less than a week until release, all of the attention is on Avengers: Infinity War with Marvel Studios is kicking off their domestic promotional tour with a press junket today. While there likely won’t be any major revelations to come about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems that some little details […]

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‘Scary Mother’ Named Top Film at Beijing Festival

‘Scary Mother’ Named Top Film at Beijing Festival
Scary Mother,” a Georgian-Estonian drama about a woman who chooses to follow her passion for writing, putting it ahead of her family, was named as the best picture at the Beijing International Film Festival. The film’s lead performer Nato Murvanidze was named best actress.

The Tiantan awards were presented at a spectacular closing ceremony on Sunday night outside the Chinese capital. In attendance at the closing ceremony, local stars included Huang Bo, actresses Lin Chi-ling and Tong Liya.

The prizes had been decided on by a jury headed by Wong Kar-wai. British wartime drama, “Journey’s End” collected two prizes, one for Paul Bettany as best supporting actor, and another for Hildur Gudnadottir.

Caucasus-set drama, “Dede” also won two prizes. Mariam Khatchvani was named best director, while Konstantin Esadze earned the cinematography prize.

Joe Cole was named best actor in Kim Nguyen’s drone romance “Eye on Juliet.” Mina Sadati
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China Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Wins Quiet Weekend

China Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Wins Quiet Weekend
“Rampage” held on at the top of the Chinese box office for a second weekend win. Overall figures, however, were quiet.

The Dwayne Johnson-starring action film earned $27.4 million in its second weekend from close to 100,000 screenings per day, according to data tracking service Ent Group. That was a drop of only 50%, compared with its opening $55.1 million. After 10 days, “Rampage” has a cumulative score of $106 million.

Elsewhere, figures were mostly modest, and the cumulative total of the top 10 films adding up to only $57 million. That score is the third weakest weekend of the year.

Opening in second place, Chinese comedy “21 Karat” could only manage $10.1 million, despite its 62,000 daily screenings. Pointing to a rapid exit from theaters, its numbers dropped on Saturday and again on Sunday.

Slipping to third place, “Ready Player One” scored $8.24 million from 35,000 screenings per day. It now has a cumulative score of $207 million after 24 days, making it
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BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘The Crown’

BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘The Crown’
Updated With Full Winners: Game of Thrones scored its first BAFTAs, winning two awards at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Craft Awards. HBO's fantasy drama won in the Costume Design category for Michele Clapton and in the Production Design category for Deborah Riley and Rob Cameron. Netflix period drama The Crown won in the Sound: Fiction category and director of photography Adriano Goldman received the award for Photography and Lighting…
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'A Quiet Place' Back at #1, While 'Super Troopers 2' Demolishes Expectations

'A Quiet Place' Back at #1, While 'Super Troopers 2' Demolishes Expectations
Early on it looked as if it might be a tight race for the weekend #1, and while the margin was slim, in the end A Quiet Place settled into the spot, topping last weekend's champion Rampage. Stx's I Feel Pretty settled into third over its debut weekend, delivering results a shade over expectations, narrowly topping the outstanding performance from Fox Searchlight's Super Troopers 2, which more than doubled expectations. With an estimated $22 million, Paramount's A Quiet Place topped the weekend as its domestic cume climbs to an outstanding $132.4 million after just 17 days in release. For comparison, Split and The Conjuring finished with $138.2 million and $137.4 million respectively over the course of their entire domestic runs. In fact, A Quiet Place is now Paramount's highest grossing domestic release since 2016's Star Trek Beyond ($158.8m) as it topped the $130.1 million brought in by Transformers: The Last Knight last year. Internationally,
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Continues to Roar Overseas

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Continues to Roar Overseas
Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” has once again secured the top spot at the international box office.

The Warner Bros. film pulled in $57 million from 61 territories in its second weekend, crossing the $200 million mark internationally. With the $21 million it made domestically this weekend, “Rampage’s” global tally sits at $283 million.

Rampage” has brought in $106 million in China alone, seeing $27.2 million on 17,000 screens this weekend. Korea was another top market, where it made $3.3 million on 870 screens. In Mexico, the film earned $2.9 million on 2,193 screens, while in the U.K. it brought in $1.9 million on 744 screens. The next key markets to open will be France, Germany, and Japan.

Another Warner Bros.’ title, “Ready Player One” earned $23 million from 67 territories this weekend. Steven Spielberg’s latest opened this weekend in its final major market, Japan, with $4.4 million from 749 screens. Internationally, the film is just shy of the $400 million mark at $395.4 million. “Ready Player One
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Milos Forman’s ‘Loves of a Blonde’ to Open Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Milos Forman’s ‘Loves of a Blonde’ to Open Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Milos Forman’s 1965 comedy “Loves of a Blonde” will open the 53rd edition of the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival as part of a tribute to the Oscar-winning director of “Amadeus” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” who died this month.

In a statement, Kviff’s president Jiri Bartoska said Forman was “not only an excellent filmmaker, but also a great friend of [the festival].” He added: “We have decided to remember him, not through laudatory speeches, but through what he symbolized – film.”

The festival, which runs June 29-July 7, confirmed Monday that director Richard Linklater would be one of its guest as part of its program dedicated to the work of the Austin Film Society, of which Linklater is founder and artistic director. Movies screening as part of the sidebar include Linklater’s “Slacker” and Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi.”

Kviff will also feature a retrospective of documentary films from
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Israel’s Docaviv Festival to Focus on Women, Refugees for Landmark 20th Edition

Israel’s Docaviv Festival to Focus on Women, Refugees for Landmark 20th Edition
Docaviv, Israel’s only festival devoted exclusively to documentary filmmaking, will celebrate its 20th birthday in May with a jam-packed screening schedule focusing on women’s empowerment, refugees and the ever-complicated politics of globalization. In the lineup are films about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

The festival, considered one of the most prestigious documentary festivals in the world, takes place annually in Tel Aviv, with screenings across the city. This year, 121 films – both from promising Israeli documentarians and established international directors – will be shown at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and a number of other locations.

Among the highlights: Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski will present “The Prince and the Dybbuk,” which won Best Documentary at the Venice Film Festival last year; Switzerland’s Markus Imhoof will compete in the international competition with “Eldorado,” his hard look at the current refugee crisis in Europe; and Maryam Ebrahimi,
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Garrett Jacobs (‘Raging Fire’): ‘American Idol’ football player takes on iconic Phillip Phillips song [Watch]

Garrett Jacobs (‘Raging Fire’): ‘American Idol’ football player takes on iconic Phillip Phillips song [Watch]
Sunday night during the Top 14 performance episode of “American Idol,” 18-year-old Garrett Jacobs sang Phillip Phillips‘ “Raging Fire” for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. This Bossier City, Louisiana resident is a football player-turned-singer who’s hoping to wow America with his voice and trusty guitar. Was Garrett’s performance good enough to send him through to the Top 10 of Season 16? Watch the “American Idol” video above and then read the judges’ comments below.

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“Garrett, you know, that was a very dynamic performance from you,” admitted Luke. “Were there little pitchy things? Yes. But man I can get over that. You took us on a little ride. You brought it down, you got tender with things, you got loud and big. You looked comfortable up there. You’re
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Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Milos Forman

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Milos Forman
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will pay tribute to Milos Forman when its opens its 53rd edition June 29 with a screening of Loves of a Blonde.

The 1965 classic about a young woman's attempts to find love in a town with too few men will be part of a range of special events devoted to the Czech director, including an opening-night concert where the Czech National Symphony Orchestra will play music from some of his other famous films, including The Fireman's Ball, Taking Off, Valmont, Amadeus and Hair,  festival organizers unveiled in Prague on Monday. 

Forman, who emigrated to...
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Female Filmmakers Win Big at Beijing Festival

Female filmmakers made a commanding showing at the Beijing International Film Festival's closing awards ceremony Sunday night.

Georgian director Ana Urushadze’s critically acclaimed debut Scary Mother was named best picture, with its star Nata Murvanidze taking the best actress prize for her widely praised performance as the film's fearsome lead.

Scary Mother tells the story of a middle-aged Estonian housewife who wars against the constraints of domesticity to fulfill her long suppressed creative ambitions as a novelist. The film was Georgia's official submission in the foreign-language Oscar race and previously won the Sarajevo Film Festival's top prize and best first-feature honor...
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LevelK Acquires Mairi Cameron’s Australian Sexy Thriller ‘The Second’ (Exclusive)

Denmark-based LevelK has acquired international sales rights to Australian filmmaker Mairi Cameron’s sexy psychological thriller, ”The Second” which recently world premiered at Gold Coast Film Festival.

The Second,” which marks the first Original feature ordered by streaming service Stan, stars Rachel Blake (“Sleeping Beauty”), Susie Porter (“Hounds of Love”) and Vince Colosimo (“Chopper”).

The Second” follows a successful author riding high on the international acclaim of her first book, a sexually explicit autobiography. While preparing her second novel, the author’s best friend and muse reappears in her life and threatens to reveal the dark secret behind the memoir’s provenance, sparking an incendiary tale of sex, lies and betrayal.

Ordered by streaming service Stan, “The Second” was produced by Leanne Tonkes and writer/producer Stephen Lance at Australian company Sense and Centsability and Dust Bunny Productions. Screen Queensland, Mind Blowing World, and The Post Lounge co-financed the film.
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Mara Justine (‘This Is Me’): 16-year-old ‘American Idol’ singer belts out ‘The Greatest Showman’ anthem [Watch]

Mara Justine (‘This Is Me’): 16-year-old ‘American Idol’ singer belts out ‘The Greatest Showman’ anthem [Watch]
Sunday night during the Top 14 performance episode of “American Idol,” 16-year-old Mara Justine sang “The Greatest Showman’s” “This Is Me” for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. This Galloway Township, New Jersey resident gained notoriety on “America’s Got Talent,” and now she’s hoping her fans will follow her to “American Idol.” Was Mara’s performance good enough to send her through to the Top 10 of Season 16? Watch the “American Idol” video above and then read the judges’ comments below.

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“Mara, I feel like you have come a long way as far as your body moving on stage and really owning the stage,” declared Katy. “I saw some new things physically that were amazing. The way you moved your arms, the way you hit the notes and the beats.
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Marcio Donaldson (‘It’s a Miracle’): ‘American Idol’ soul singer delivers ‘old school’ performance, raves Lionel Richie [Watch]

Marcio Donaldson (‘It’s a Miracle’): ‘American Idol’ soul singer delivers ‘old school’ performance, raves Lionel Richie [Watch]
Sunday night during the Top 14 performance episode of “American Idol,” 28-year-old Marcio Donaldson sang Barry Manilow‘s “It’s a Miracle” for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. This Compton, California resident made America cry with his backstory of adopting his sister’s baby, and his voice definitely lives up the hype. Was Marcio’s performance good enough to send him through to the Top 10 of Season 16? Watch the “American Idol” video above and then read the judges’ comments below.

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“Listen to me, ladies and gentlemen. That was old school!” Lionel raved as he gave a standing ovation. “The thing I want you to know is your confidence has gotten to the point now where you’re about to get out of control. So listen, all I want
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Michelle Sussett (‘Friends’): ‘American Idol’ Venezuelan singer becomes ‘a pop star tonight,’ declares Luke Bryan [Watch]

Michelle Sussett (‘Friends’): ‘American Idol’ Venezuelan singer becomes ‘a pop star tonight,’ declares Luke Bryan [Watch]
Sunday night during the Top 14 performance episode of “American Idol,” 22-year-old Michelle Sussett sang Marshmello & Anne-Marie‘s “Friends” for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. This Miami, Florida resident was born in Venezuela and is hoping that her voice can help support her family back home. Was Michelle’s performance good enough to send her through to the Top 10 of Season 16? Watch the “American Idol” video above and then read the judges’ comments below.

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“You know what? You became a pop star tonight,” declared Luke. “That’s what this show needs. A big pop star. You just carved out that lane even more. We felt you had it in you and you made your pop star awaken tonight. And I want a big ol’ pop star on this show.
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Mapplethorpe’

A renegade Catholic boy raised by conservative parents in Queens, New York, Robert Mapplethorpe transformed some of the most blasphemous subjects on earth — gay sex, Satanism, bondage — into beautiful black-and-white images. In her first scripted feature, doc filmmaker Ondi Timoner (“We Live in Public”) effectively does the opposite, taking a queer art-world enfant terrible and filtering his life back into gritty 16mm color, attempting to convey the nuances that made him such an enigmatic figure. To her credit, Timoner doesn’t shy away from the hardcore bits, which means her film will have to go out unrated (or else suffer the damnation of an Nc-17), but neither does she capture what made the radical photographer tick.

In 1990, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati was charged with obscenity for displaying “The Perfect Moment,” a career-spanning retrospective of Mapplethorpe’s work that incorporated everything from his flowers to his celebrities to a
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Caleb Lee Hutchinson (‘Midnight Train to Memphis’): ‘American Idol’ country singer appears ‘so nervous,’ says Katy Perry [Watch]

Caleb Lee Hutchinson (‘Midnight Train to Memphis’): ‘American Idol’ country singer appears ‘so nervous,’ says Katy Perry [Watch]
Sunday night during the Top 14 performance episode of “American Idol,” 18-year-old Caleb Lee Hutchinson sang The Steeldrivers‘ “Midnight Train to Memphis” for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. This Dallas, Georgia resident appeared nervous on stage, but still had the girls screaming in the audience. Was Caleb’s performance good enough to send him through to the Top 10 of Season 16? Watch the “American Idol” video above and then read the judges’ comments below.

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“I think that you can’t believe that you’re here,” critiqued Katy. “I think it was overwhelming. I think you were so nervous that it maybe painted some of your performance. I believe in you because, man, you believe in yourself so much, obviously.”

Luke chimed in, “Caleb, the fact that you have grown
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‘Westworld’ recap: Every revelation and mystery from the Season 2 premiere ‘Journey into Night’

After a long hiatus, HBO’s “Westworld” roared back to life on Sunday night with rampaging robots and time jumping shenanigans. The series left plenty of dangling threads after Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) orchestrated his own demise and a robot awakening in the Season 1 finale. The sophomore premiere “Journey Into Night” shows the aftermath of that bloody night, while also leaping ahead to unfurl new secrets. Here are the biggest reveals and head-scratching questions from the Season 2 premiere.

New Beginning – The first hints at new themes in Season 2 come courtesy of a new opening credits sequence. Whereas Season 1’s credits depicted the creation of a robotic horse, this time the muscles and ligaments of a bull come to life. Other key images include a mother cradling her child, a floating black hat, and a host body submerged in water.

See‘Westworld’ season 2 reviews: ‘Entertaining,’ ‘baffling’ and ‘ambitious’ sci-fi western returns
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Catie Turner (‘Take Me to Church’): Quirky ‘American Idol’ singer addresses haters — ‘Some people are mean’ [Watch]

Catie Turner (‘Take Me to Church’): Quirky ‘American Idol’ singer addresses haters — ‘Some people are mean’ [Watch]
Sunday night during the Top 14 performance episode of “American Idol,” 17-year-old Catie Turner sang Hozier‘s “Take Me to Church” for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. This Langhorne, Pennsylvania high school student revealed that she’s been getting hate mail from fans, shrugging, “Some people are mean.” Was Catie’s performance good enough to send her through to the Top 10 of Season 16? Watch the “American Idol” video above and then read the judges’ comments below.

See‘American Idol’ Season 16: Now that we know the Top 14, hurry and make Your predictions for who will win

“Whatever happens, I would like to personally sing with you,” announced Katy. “I don’t know what that looks like in the future. But I think you are exactly as you should be. I personally know what it feels like to read the comments or to look at the Googles and not feel good,
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J.K. Rowling on the Future of Harry Potter Stories on Stage

The “Harry Potter” novels spawned a massively successful film franchise, and now, with the April 22 opening of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the Boy Who Lived has conquered Broadway. Could there be a stage sequel on the way?

Probably not, according to J.K. Rowling, the author and creator of the Potterverse — and the co-creator of “Cursed Child,” along with director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne. “I think we really have now told, in terms of moving the story forward, the story that I, in the back of my mind, wanted to tell,” Rowling said just before the day-long, multi-part opening performance of the “Cursed Child,” which focuses on the relationship between Harry and his son, Albus. “I think it’s quite obvious, in the seventh book, in the epilogue, that Albus is the character I’m moved interested in. And I think we’ve done the story justice.
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