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Orson Welles Is Coming to Cannes 2018 After All, but Not With Netflix

Orson Welles Is Coming to Cannes 2018 After All, but Not With Netflix
Despite Netflix removing all of its films from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Orson Welles will still be represented on the Croisette next month. The festival has announced the official lineup for this year’s Cannes Classics sidebar, and included on the list is the FilmStruck-produced documentary “The Eyes of Orson Welles,” from British documentarian Mark Cousin.

Netflix had originally been set to bring Welles’ unfinished film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” to the festival’s Out of Competition section, but the streaming giant announced it would not be attending the festival in any capacity after Cannes reinstated a rule preventing films without French theatrical distribution from competing for the Palme d’Or. The rule would not have affected “The Other Side of the Wind,” but Netflix wasn’t going to make an exception.

“The Eyes of Orson Welles” includes access to a lifetime of private drawings and paintings by Welles,
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James Cameron Slammed Online for ‘Avengers’ Criticism, but Marvel’s Kevin Feige Is Staying Positive About It

James Cameron Slammed Online for ‘Avengers’ Criticism, but Marvel’s Kevin Feige Is Staying Positive About It
James Cameron is feeling the wrath of the internet after a comment he made to IndieWire criticizing the Marvel Cinematic Universe went viral. While promoting his upcoming AMC series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” the “Titanic” and “Avatar” director said that he hopes the industry starts getting tired of the “Avengers” storyline because “there are other stories to tell.”

“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”
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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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Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Baby No. 3 With Prince William: It's a Boy!

Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Baby No. 3 With Prince William: It's a Boy!
Welcome to the world, royal baby No. 3! Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed a third baby into the royal lineage. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to son on Monday, Kensington Palace confirmed. In the early hours of the morning, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess had gone into early labor. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz," Kensington Palace announced on Twitter. "The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well." The wee one was born at St. Mary's Hospital in London and joins brother Prince George of Cambridge, 4, and sister...
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No, Macaulay Culkin Won’t Do the ‘Home Alone’ Face For You (Video)

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No, Macaulay Culkin Won’t Do the ‘Home Alone’ Face For You (Video)
It’s been 28 years since “Home Alone” was released, and Macaulay Culkin still won’t do “the face” for you when you ask him to.

“No,” he told Ellen DeGeneres when asked what he says when he’s asked to do the face. “I’ve already been there, done that. I’m 37 now, okay mom?”

“Everybody wants me to do it,” he added.

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During his interview with DeGeneres, Culkin also says it’s been a “curse and a blessing” to have been so famous at such a young age. He says he can get any reservation he wants but will be stared at during the entire duration of his meal. And around Thanksgiving and Christmas, when the “Home Alone” films get played over and over again on TV, he tends to go out less and less.

“It’s Macaulay season,” he jokes.

Culkin starred in the films “My Girl,” the “Home Alone” movies, “Richie Rich,” “The Good Son,” “The Pagemaster” and in 2003, “Party Monster.” He stopped working at 14 and didn’t see his money until the age of 18 when he realized that he had made enough money working as a kid that he could do the rest of the things he does these days as just “a hobby.”

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“I do nothing for my dinner nowadays,” the actor revealed.

He also told DeGeneres about his time on “Saturday Night Live” alongside Mike Myers in 1991. While everyone, still to this day, uses cue cards on the show, Culkin’s dad didn’t allow it.

“I had to do a whole episode without cue cards,” Culkin said. “My father was quite insistent.”

Also Read: Macaulay Culkin Live-Tweeted the Oscars, 'Bummed' He Was 'Left Out of the In Memoriam'

When DeGeneres pointed out that everyone uses cue cards, he responded, “Not the 9-year-old, I guess!”

DeGeneres also showed the audience various photos of Culkin’s career, including a photo of him with Michael Jackson for the “Black or White” music video, and a picture of him with Will Smith and Steve Urkel.

“That is the most ’90s photo I’ve ever seen!” Culkin said.

Watch the two interviews above and below.

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Korea Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Remains on Top, Sewol Documentary Jumps to Second

“Rampage” remained on top of the South Korean box office for the second consecutive weekend. The Warner Bros. release earned $3.03 million from 364,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $10.2 million after two weekends on release. It accounted for 34% of a quiet weekend box office.

Korean documentary about the Sewol ferry sinking, “Intention” jumped to second place by ticket sales. The investigative film earned $885,300 for a two-weekend total of $3 million.

“A Quiet Place” and “Ready Player One” took third and fourth places, respectively. Locally distributed by Lotte Entertainment, Paramount’s “Quiet Place” earned added $926,000 over the weekend for a total of $3.74 million after two weekends. “Player One” added $893,000 to extend its total to $18.2 million after four weekends.

Korean crime thriller, “Marionette” opened on Thursday (Apr. 19) and took fifth place, earning $892,000 over four days. “Marionette” explores the problem of underage sex crimes in Korea.

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‘Sharp Objects’ Trailer: An Unstable Amy Adams Returns to Her Creepy Southern Roots (Video)

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HBO is going deeper into the dark with its upcoming TV adaptation of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects.” Dark, with a hint of Southern twang.

The premium cable network has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the limited series — due for a July premiere — which centers around Amy Adams, who plays a mentally unstable reporter going back to her small hometown to investigate a series of murders.

“We need to talk about your daughters. One of them is dangerous, the other one’s in danger,” a man says in a voiceover to actress Patricia Clarkson, who plays Adams’ mother in the drama. We’re not sure which daughter Adams is, but either way, it doesn’t sound like a great situation to be in.

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The rest of the haunting footage includes scenes of two girls twirling in front of the headlights of a car, Adams’ character playing with a razor blade and then jumps to a moment where she falls to the ground in the woods.

Sharp Objects” is directed by HBO favorite Jean-Marc Vallee (the Emmy-award winner who was behind the camera for the first season of “Big Little Lies”). It also stars Chris Messina and Elizabeth Perkins.

Watch the trailer above.

Sharp Objects” premieres on HBO in July.

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ First Trailer Takes You Into the Lives of the Ultra Fabulous (Video)

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ First Trailer Takes You Into the Lives of the Ultra Fabulous (Video)
The first trailer for “Crazy Rich Asians” will take you into the lives of the ultra fabulous living in Singapore.

Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) decides to travel to Singapore to meet the family of her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding). However, their travel plans happen to have fallen around the time of the biggest wedding of the year, and Rachel sees just how rich her boyfriend’s family is.

“So your family is rich?” Rachel says while sitting in first class of Pacific Asian Airlines.

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“We’re comfortable,” Nick responds.

Later, Rachel realizes: “These people aren’t just rich… they are crazy rich.”

The film is based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name, which has almost 1 million copies in print around the world and has been in the top 10 in Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia since its release in 2013.

Also Read: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Movie Adaptation Lands Summer 2018 Release Date

John M. Chu directed the movie that also stars Gemma Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong, Harry Shum Jr., Jimmy O. Yang and Sonoya Mizuno, and it will be the first Hollywood studio movie with an all-Asian cast.

Crazy Rich Asians” will be produced by Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and Ivanhoe President John Penotti. Kwan will serve as executive producer alongside Ivanhoe Chairman Robert Friedland.

Crazy Rich Asians” will hit theaters on August 17.

Watch the trailer above.

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Why Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Is Quietly Revolutionary

Why Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Is Quietly Revolutionary
The most radical shot in the new Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty is a mid-thirties woman staring at herself. In close-up, the star's face fills the frame: no glamour lighting, no genetically blessed cheekbones, no modern day digital retouching smoothing out the creases. It's what most people see when they look in the mirror, yet Hollywood rarely reflects it back unless the female character is a comic punchline hurled at a recoiling Zach Galifianakis.

Schumer's Renee Bennett, an online service rep for a luxury make-up brand, is fixated on beauty.
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Trafalgar Releasing Beefs Up U.S. Presence with Kymberli Frueh Hire (Exclusive)

Event cinema specialist Trafalgar Releasing has recruited Kymberli Frueh who will join its North American operation as senior VP, programming and acquisitions.

Frueh is well-versed in event cinema having overseen acquisitions at Fathom Events. In that role she negotiated deals for Floyd Mayweather title fights, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Macintosh Broadway anniversary shows, and music events including The Annual Grateful Dead Meet Up.

She also worked with AMC Networks on its “Survival Sunday,” a “Walking Dead” fan meet-up that took place in 750 cinemas in the U.S. in April.

“The entrepreneurial spirit of this organization and its expertise in the global arena will benefit content partners greatly as we look to the future of event cinema and how we can support all relationships from circuit owners to content partners to the end consumer,” Frueh said.

Trafalgar was Picture House Entertainment before a management buyout and rebrand. At the company
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After ‘I Feel Pretty’ Disappoints, What Should Amy Schumer Do Next?

After ‘I Feel Pretty’ Disappoints, What Should Amy Schumer Do Next?
Amy Schumer is undeniably funny, so why have her two latest films underperformed?

The comedian’s third starring vehicle “I Feel Pretty,” written and directed by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn, launched to a soft $16 million last weekend. It’s not a disaster, but it does represent Schumer’s lowest opening for a film yet.

“In terms of her career trajectory, it’s been a declining scale,” box office analyst Jeff Bock said. “It’s a matter of her finding her feet. She’s relatively new on the scene.”

The comedian made her film debut alongside Bill Hader in 2015’s hit “Trainwreck.” The incisive rom-com, written by Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, bowed with $30 million and went on to earn $110 million. That’s an impressive tally, particularly for a genre that has struggled to live up to the glory years of Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts. Audiences were familiar
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John Oliver Talks 'Irreversible' Damage If Trump Ends Iran Nuclear Deal

The deadline for President Trump to re-certify the Iran nuclear deal is looming on May 12th. And on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver detailed the "long-term and potentially irreversible" damage of allowing that agreement to fall apart.

Trump has consistently – in interviews, speeches and angry tweets – lambasted the Iran deal. "He's called it 'terrible,' 'a catastrophe,' 'stupid,' 'insane,' 'incompetent,' 'really sad,' 'horrible,' 'horrendous,' 'horrible,' 'horrible,' 'terrible,' incompetent' and 'one of the dumbest and most dangerous misjudgments ever,'" Oliver noted,
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Oliver Stone Reportedly in Iran for Movie Festival

Oliver Stone Reportedly in Iran for Movie Festival
Iranian media say American movie director Oliver Stone is in Tehran to attend an international film festival.

Monday's report by the semiofficial Tasnim news agency says Stone briefly visited the historical city of Isfahan the previous day.

According to the report, Stone will host a workshop for filmmakers during the Fajr International Film Festival and hold a news conference Wednesday. French actor Jean-Pierre Leaud and Italian Giovanni Spagnoletti also are attending.

This is the Hollywood director's first visit to Iran.

In 2007, Iran's then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected a proposal by Stone to make a film about him. Ahmadinejad said at the time...
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Drops Lavish First Trailer

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Drops Lavish First Trailer
The first full-length trailer for “Crazy Rich Asians” arrived in style on Monday.

The footage opens as Rachel Chu’s (Constance Wu) boyfriend Nick, played by Henry Golding, invites her to a wedding in Singapore to meet his family.

“We’ve been dating for over a year now, and I think it’s about time people met my beautiful girlfriend,” he says.

When she arrives, she finds out his family is “crazy rich.” She is suddenly thrown into Nick’s glamorous lifestyle, attempting to impress his classy relatives.

“You really should have told me you’re like the Prince William of Asia,” Wu’s character says. “That’s ridiculous,” Golding’s responds. “I’m much more of a Harry.”

It quickly becomes clear Nick’s mother (Michelle Yeoh) isn’t the biggest fan of her son’s girlfriend. At one point she tells Rachel outright, “I know you’re not what Nick needs.
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Justin Hartley (‘This is Us’): ‘We’re in heaven on this show as actors’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

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Justin Hartley (‘This is Us’): ‘We’re in heaven on this show as actors’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“You want this at least one time in your career, where you get a storyline, or a scene even, where you can go to that place and sink your teeth in and hopefully deliver,” reveals Justin Hartley about his character’s journey over the second season of NBC’s “This is Us.”

This season Hartley’s character Kevin Pearson struggled with substance abuse, depression and heartbreaking loss, culminating in the eighth episode of the season where Kevin hits rock bottom. As the actor explains in our exclusive video interview (watch above), he felt privileged to bring Kevin’s story arc to life, admitting that “we’re in heaven on this show as actors.”

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“We’re blessed with wonderful writers, truly gifted writers,” he says. “They gave me a gift as an actor, the episode ’Number One,
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