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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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‘The Voice’ Top 12: Sharane Calister is best singer on Team Adam Levine, say 41% of readers

‘The Voice’ Top 12: Sharane Calister is best singer on Team Adam Levine, say 41% of readers
Adam Levine is still looking for his fourth win as a coach on the “The Voice.” He has been with the show since it started in 2011 but has won only three of the previous 13 seasons. Could the Maroon 5 frontman finally win again in season 14?

We asked you which of the three artists still on his team could take the title on this NBC reality competition series. Your favorite, with a substantial 41% of the vote is Sharane Calister. That isn’t so surprising given that she won the first public vote when the Top 24 performed on April 16. In second place with 35% of the vote is Rayshun Lamarr, who advanced to the Top 12 when he came out on top in the second public vote on April 18. Levine’s personal pick, Jackie Verna, has the backing of 24% of our readers.

If you haven’t voted yet, read the recap of each of the
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‘The Voice’ Top 12: Britton Buchanan is best singer on Team Alicia Keys, say 55% of readers

‘The Voice’ Top 12: Britton Buchanan is best singer on Team Alicia Keys, say 55% of readers
Alicia Keys is hoping that third time as a coach on “The Voice” is a charm. She won her second turn as a mentor, with her artist Chris Blue taking the title in season 12. Two seasons later, she is back with the strongest team of the four coaches. We asked you which of the three artists still on her team could take the season 14 title on this NBC reality competition series.

Your favorite, with an impressive 55% of the vote is Britton Buchanan. That isn’t so surprising given that he won the first public vote when the Top 24 performed on April 16. In second place with 24% of the vote is Jackie Foster, who advanced to the Top 12 when she came out on top in the second public vote on April 18. Keys’s personal pick, Christiana Danielle, has the backing of 21% of our readers.

If you haven’t voted yet, read the
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NBA, Fox Sports Strike Deal to Show Jr. NBA World Championship

Fox Broadcasting and Fox Sports 1 will televise the Jr. NBA World Championship under a new multi-year deal struck between the National Basketball Association and Fox Sports.

The tournament is billed as a “global youth basketball tournament for elite 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world.” The first event is slated to be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. between August 7 and August 12.

The deal may raise eyebrows, as the NBA has deals in place with both Disney’s ESPN and Time Warner’s Turner to broadcast its main games.
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‘The Voice’ Top 12: Brynn Cartelli is best singer on Team Kelly Clarkson, say 81% of readers

‘The Voice’ Top 12: Brynn Cartelli is best singer on Team Kelly Clarkson, say 81% of readers
Kelly Clarkson may only be a rookie coach on “The Voice” but she has assembled one of the stronger teams heading into the Top 12. We asked you which of the three artists still on her team could take the season 14 title on this NBC reality competition series. Your favorite, with a whopping 81% of the vote is Brynn Cartelli. That isn’t so surprising given that she won the first public vote when the Top 24 performed on April 16.

In second place with 11% of the vote is Kaleb Lee, who advanced to the Top 12 when he came out on top in the second public vote on April 18. Shelton’s personal pick, D.R. King, has the backing of just 9% of our readers.

If you haven’t voted yet, read the recap of each of the songs that got them to this stage of the competition and then cast your ballot in our poll
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‘The Voice’ Top 12: Kyle Jade is best singer on Team Blake Shelton, say 43% of readers

‘The Voice’ Top 12: Kyle Jade is best singer on Team Blake Shelton, say 43% of readers
Blake Shelton is looking for his lucky seventh win as a coach on “The Voice.” We asked you which of the three artists still on his team could take the season 14 title on this NBC reality competition series. Your favorite, with a sizeable 43% of the vote is Kyla Jade. That isn’t so surprising given that she won the first public vote when the Top 24 performed on April 16.

In second place with 37% of the vote is Pryor Baird, who advanced to the Top 12 when he came out on top in the second public vote on April 18. Shelton’s personal pick, Spensha Baker, has the backing of 20% of our readers.

Shelton has been with the hit NBC reality competition series since it started and has won a whopping six of his previous 13 turns as a mentor: Jermaine Paul (season 2), Cassadee Pope (season 3), Danielle Bradbery (season 4), Craig Wayne Boyd (Season 7), Sundance Head
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Benedict Cumberbatch "Fine" to Wait for 'Current War' Release to Get Rid of Weinstein "Toxicity"

Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch says he's happy to wait for the release of his Harvey Weinstein-tainted historical epic The Current War.

The film, looking at the rivalry between electricity innovators Thomas Edison (played by Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), was a casualty in last year's fallout of the revelations about the disgraced movie mogul, who acted as producer on the project.

Initially due for release toward the end of 2017 and once tipped as an Oscar contender, The Current War no longer has a domestic release date. But, speaking to British daily newspaper The Telegraph, the actor — soon to...
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Braid’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Braid’
Braid” is something of a throwback to certain films of the ’60s and ’70s, in which “psycho chillers,” giallos, and those art-house items that critic Pauline Kael called “Come-Dressed-As-The-Sick-Soul-of-Europe Parties” got all tangled up in supposedly shocking tales of decadence and perversion. Here, three young women — two on the lam, one off her gourd — play twisted “games” at a isolated upstate New York manse.

People get tied up, somebody dies, and every note in the key of hysteria is struck with the insistence of a hammer on a child’s xylophone. But suspense, let alone psychological nuance or narrative development, all take a back seat to what feels like an empty, mannered series of dress-up photo opportunities. “Braid” does look great. But Mitzi Peirone’s debut feature is so void of any substance beyond the pretentiously pictorial that one suspects her real calling is in music videos or advertising.

That
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Jurnee (‘Bang Bang’): ‘American Idol’ singer raps and sings Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj hit [Watch]

Jurnee (‘Bang Bang’): ‘American Idol’ singer raps and sings Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj hit [Watch]
Sunday night during the Top 14 performance episode of “American Idol,” 18-year-old Jurnee sang Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj‘s “Bang Bang” for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. This Denver, Colorado resident previously auditioned two years ago during Season 15, but her voice wasn’t quite ready. Was Jurnee’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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“Jurnee, thank you for showing us another element, another side,” Luke declared after all three judges gave a standing ovation. “We didn’t expect that from you, and when we found out what you were singing we were like, ‘Jurnee doing that?’ And then you brought it, good job.”

Lionel was ecstatic about her performance,
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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 Monday in Prague. 

Forman, who emigrated to America...
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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 at...
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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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