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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is looking to take a bite out of the weekend box office with an estimated $144 million from 4,475 North American locations in its opening weekend.

Earlier estimates had pegged the Universal-Amblin Entertainment film in the $130 million to $140 million range. The adventure film opened to $54 million on Friday, including Thursday night previews of $15.3 million.

“Fallen Kingdom,” which carries a production budget of $170 million, began rolling out overseas two weeks ago, and has already earned $466 million from 51 international markets, including $170 million from China.

The fifth film in the “Jurassic” franchise takes place four years after the events of “Jurassic World,” and sees stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard attempting to salvage what’s left of the Isla Nublar park before a volcano erupts. Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong also star. J.A. Bayona directed from a script by “Jurassic World” helmer Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow also executive produced alongside Steven Spielberg.
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Christian Bale-Matt Damon ’60s Ferrari vs Ford Movie Gets Summer 2019 Release Date

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Christian Bale-Matt Damon ’60s Ferrari vs Ford Movie Gets Summer 2019 Release Date
20th Century Fox has set a summer 2019 release date for its upcoming James Mangold-directed biopic about the 1966 Le Mans race, set to star Matt Damon and Christian Bale. The still-untitled project will hit theaters June 28, 2019.

Based on a true story, the film tracks a heated rivalry between Ford and Ferrari culminating in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest sports car endurance race. It will focus on the team of American engineers and designers, led by legendary Ford Automotive designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby, and British driver Ken Miles, tasked by Henry Ford II to design a car capable of defeating Ferrari at Le Mans. Damon is set to play Shelby, with Bale portraying Miles. [more[

Meanwhile, Fox’s upcoming action-comedy “Stuber,” starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, will land in theaters May 24, 2019. The
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Wondering How Pretty Little Liars Connects to The Perfectionists? Let's Break It Down

Wondering How Pretty Little Liars Connects to The Perfectionists? Let's Break It Down
When Freeform announced a Pretty Little Liars spinoff called Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, we had a lot of questions and a few big reservations. How could the spinoff possibly live up to original show, which aired its big finale last year? And how will the characters of Alison Dilaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal play into The Perfectionists, which is based on Sara Shepard's 2015 novel, given that the source material doesn't contain those characters at all?

We caught up with Shepard, the author of both The Perfectionists and the Pretty Little Liars books, at Popsugar Play/Ground to see what she could tell us.

"The book is about a group of perfectionists who unite against a single person who is doing bad things to everyone, and something terrible and unexpected happens," Shepard said. "That is very much the show premise as well. But some characters have been switched, and there are more male leads.
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Here's What We Already Know About 13 Reasons Why Season 3

Here's What We Already Know About 13 Reasons Why Season 3
We might have just gotten our hands on 13 Reasons Why season two, but already fans are wondering what comes next. Of course, after all the twists that happen in the season two finale, we don't blame them. We have a number of questions and hopefully we'll get answers soon, since the series has been renewed for season three. While the next season isn't expected to drop until next year, we already have a handful of details about what's to come. Here's how season three could look!
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‘Nobodies’ Canceled By TV Land After 2 Seasons

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‘Nobodies’ Canceled By TV Land After 2 Seasons
TV Land has opted not to renew comedy series Nobodies for a third season.

The series, executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, originated on TV Land, which renewed it for a second season in January 2017, ahead of the comedy’s March 2017 debut. After one modestly rated season on TV Land, Nobodies was relocated to sister channel Paramount Network for Season 2.

Nobodies‘ sophomore season was slated to premiere on March 29, a couple of weeks into the run of Paramount Network’s Heathers. When the latter was pushed (it was eventually permanently shelved), Nobodies was on its own, and after two low-rated airings on Paramount Network, the series returned to TV Land where its numbers perked up and Season 2 finished a fraction ahead of Season 1 in Live+same day. Still, the comedy remained behind TV Land’s flagship original comedy series, Younger, recently renewed for a sixth season, and Teachers.
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‘Child’s Play’ Series May Be Headed To TV After Creator Twitter Tease

‘Child’s Play’ Series May Be Headed To TV After Creator Twitter Tease
The American horror/slasher series Child’s Play may be coming to television. Series creator Don Mancini sent out a Twitter gif tease today touting “Child’s Play: The TV Series,” admonishing, “Do not adjust your set.” The long-running Child’s Play film series started in 1988, running through six sequels, most recently 2017’s Cult of Chucky. The films are centered around…
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MTV’s ‘Catfish’ Resumes After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Host Found ‘Not Credible’

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MTV has resumed production on “Catfish” after it found sexual misconduct allegations against host and executive producer Nev Schulman to be “not credible and without merit.”

“Although we never received a formal complaint, MTV and Critical Content immediately engaged an independent third party investigator. The independent investigator found the allegations made in the YouTube videos to be not credible and without merit,” an MTV spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap Saturday. “Given the results of the investigation, ‘Catfish’ will resume filming. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to providing a safe working environment.”

MTV had briefly suspended production last month after two YouTube videos were posted by Ayissha Morgan, a woman who appeared on the show in 2015. In the videos, she alleged that a man she dubbed “Jack” made repeated sexual advances and lewd comments while they filmed her episode. Morgan did not identify Schulman by name,
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How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?
Nantucket, Mass. — The #MeToo moment and the push for gender parity in Hollywood has opened doors for women artists in the film and TV business in the past year, but there are concerns that the appetite for female-led stories could be a “worryingly trendy conversation.” That’s how showrunner Sera Gamble put during a panel session Saturday at the Nantucket Film Festival that focused on the status of women filmmakers, actors and writers.

After so many years of hearing “no” to projects revolving around protagonists who are female or persons of color, it’s pleasantly surprising to be asked to bring in diverse material director-producer Miranda Bailey said during the “Women Beyond the Words” panel moderated by NPR host Ophira Eisenberg. Bailey was joined by Gamble, actor-producer Alysia Reiner, actor Jeanne Tripplehorn, and documentary filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Bailey, “I’m being told by every single studio please come in,
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How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?
Nantucket, Mass. — The #MeToo moment and the push for gender parity in Hollywood has opened doors for women artists in the film and TV business in the past year, but there are concerns that the appetite for female-led stories could be a “worryingly trendy conversation.” That’s how showrunner Sera Gamble put during a panel session Saturday at the Nantucket Film Festival that focused on the status of women filmmakers, actors and writers.

After so many years of hearing “no” to projects revolving around protagonists who are female or persons of color, it’s pleasantly surprising to be asked to
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Film Review: ‘Ideal Home’

Film Review: ‘Ideal Home’
“Ideal Home,” a featherweight big-screen sitcom in which Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd play testy romantic partners who wind up as parental caretakers of a 10-year-old boy, is the perfect example of how a movie can be progressive and retrograde at the same time. It’s supposed to feel cutting edge that Coogan and Rudd, who are both terrific actors, adopt a no-big-deal posture toward portraying a gay couple. If only the movie itself were as nonchalant about it! Written and directed by Andrew Fleming, who has had a fluky, hit-or-miss career but built a good comic pedestal for Coogan a decade ago with the dementedly funny “Hamlet 2,” “Ideal Home” is never not painfully aware that its two main characters are gay. It’s a cozy duet of tit-for-tat bitchery that, at times, carries the nagging whisper of a liberal minstrel show.

Instead of treating Erasmus (Coogan), a grandiose
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‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Married in Scotland

‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Married in Scotland
The Royal Wedding, part two?

Game of Thrones” stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington were married Saturday in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The pair began dating in 2012 after meeting on “Game of Thrones” and announced their engagement in September 2017.

Their nuptials were attended by several members of the “Game of Thrones” cast, including Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Emilia Clarke.

Harington starred in BBC One’s “Gunpowder,” about the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and in which he played Robert Catesby, of whom Harington is a direct descendant. He will appear in “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” also starring Natalie Portman,
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Seth Rogen Says He Rejected Paul Ryan’s Request for a Photo

Seth Rogen Says He Rejected Paul Ryan’s Request for a Photo
Like most of Hollywood, Seth Rogen has made his displeasure with the current administration and its activities clear. And evidently, that displeasure extends to denying photo ops to Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.

Rogen recounted the story Friday while on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The “Preacher” co-creator, as a longtime proponent and advocate for Alzheimer’s research, had been asked to speak about brain health at Mitt Romney’s annual summit. While there, he was approached by two “very nice,” “very white” young men who asked for a photo.

“Then they said, ‘Our dad wants to meet you,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Has Its Own Royal Wedding: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Tie the Knot in Scotland

‘Game of Thrones’ Has Its Own Royal Wedding: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Tie the Knot in Scotland
Move over Harry and Meghan. “Game of Thrones” just threw its own royal wedding, as Kit Harington married former co-star Rose Leslie this morning at the Kirkton of Rayne church in Scotland.

Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie are getting married today in Scotland with other Game of Thrones cast members attending. This is the Royal Wedding I'd want televised. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/yo8F3fmzD4

— Bruce Burhans (@LocalAlienParty) June 23, 2018

The couple, who announced their engagement last September, met on the set of the hit HBO series, when Leslie joined the show in Season 2 as the wildling, Ygritte. Harington’s Jon Snow and Ygritte also had an on-screen romance over the three seasons that Leslie was on the show, until — in typically grim George R.R. Martin fashion — Ygritte met her tragic end in the fourth season.

At least the two got a real-life happy ending. One Twitter user even poked fun at another,
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Edinburgh Film Review: ‘Calibre’

Edinburgh Film Review: ‘Calibre’
A lads’ hunting weekend begins with beers and banter, only to swiftly sober up when two Edinburgh townies wind up shooting entirely the wrong prey. But getting out of the woods isn’t even close to getting in the clear in “Calibre,” a sensationally well-executed nerve-mangler that ought to do for the majestic Scottish Highlands what “Deliverance” did for Appalachia. That is, if smart genre fiends seek out Matt Palmer’s majorly promising debut feature on Netflix — where it’s set to bow globally on June 29, just one week after its home-turf premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. That’s a mixed blessing for a film that certainly deserves the broad exposure of international streaming, but whose natural habitat is the midnight-movie circuit: Its jackknife shocks, clammy atmospherics and head-filling soundscape would best be enjoyed in the immersive darkness of a cinema.

Not that you need a big screen to
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‘Wire’ Creator David Simon Rips Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey After Return From Suspension: ‘Die of Boils, @Jack’

‘Wire’ Creator David Simon Rips Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey After Return From Suspension: ‘Die of Boils, @Jack’
David Simon returned from his Twitter suspension with a fury on Friday, calling out CEO Jack Dorsey for what he sees as the platform’s hypocrisy in how it deals with trolls.

“Die of boils, @jack. Yup. There it is. The sum total of my crime against Twitter,” tweeted the creator of HBO series “The Wire,” “Treme” and “The Deuce,” in a lengthy thread (which you can read below). “I’ve told you to drop dead, as I told libelers and liars to drop dead. You can say that constitutes a threat, but that would be empty and embarrassing. I hold no dominion over life & death.”

Simon wrote on his personal website two weeks ago that he was suspended from the platform for telling Twitter trolls to drop dead, or as he put it: “Slander is cool, brutality is acceptable. But the hyperbolic and comic hope that a just god
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‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too

‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too
On its sixth Friday in theaters, “Deadpool 2” joined its predecessor in an elite box office club as it became only the fifth film to gross $300 million at the domestic box office while holding an R rating.

Along with the two “Deadpool” films, the other movies in this group are “The Passion of the Christ,” “American Sniper” and last year’s remake of “It.”

While “Deadpool 2” won’t pass the domestic total of the first “Deadpool” $363 million, it has proven to be a major moneymaker in a crowded summer market, beating out “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on the domestic charts by $100 million. The film will also pass “It” on the global box office chats this weekend with over $700 million worldwide.

Also Read: The Pixar Generation Just Helped 'Incredibles 2' Make Box Office History

Since Deadpool first hit the big screen two years ago, he has steadily won over
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Set to Chomp $144 Million in Box Office Debut

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Set to Chomp $144 Million in Box Office Debut
Some box office analysts wondered if “Incredibles 2” would slow down “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in its opening weekend. The answer is a clear no.

Universal’s tentpole blockbuster is stomping towards an estimated $144 million launch from 4,475 screens after making $56.8 million on its opening weekend.

Without the novelty of being the first “Jurassic” film in over a decade, “Fallen Kingdom” was never expected to match the $208 million opening of the first “Jurassic World” from 2015. But the sequel is still performing to Universal and analysts’ most optimistic projections, as a $144 million start would be roughly just 31 percent down from its predecessor’s opening.

Also Read: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Film Review: Dinos Return in a Sequel Drained of Suspense

With $466 million already grossed from Universal’s two-weekend overseas rollout, “Fallen Kingdom” is now a lock to join the $1 billion club. The global excitement has come despite tepid reviews from critics,
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'Jurassic World' Director on the Shot Making Audiences Tear Up

'Jurassic World' Director on the Shot Making Audiences Tear Up
[This story contains spoilers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom]

There's a moment in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that may go down as one of the franchise's most enduring images.

Owen (Chris Pratt), Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Franklin (Justice Smith) have escaped Isla Nublar on the last boat off the island before it's destroyed by a volcano. The last thing they glimpse is a distressed Brachiosaurus on the dock, obscured by smoke and helpless to do anything as it awaits its death. It's particularly poignant piece of symmetry, as a Brachiosaurus was the first dinosaur unveiled to audiences in ...
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Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)
Leading Hong Kong actor, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Jettone, the Wong Kar-wai-owned company that has represented him for the past 28 years, have gone their separate ways.

According to reports in Apple Daily, Carina Lau, Leung’s wife and major star in her own right, will temporarily act as his manager. Jettone did not respond to inquiries by Variety. In North America, Leung is represented by Wme.

Leung has been the star of numerous films by Wong Kar-wai, including “Happy Together,” “In The Mood for Love,” and “The Grandmaster,” all of which were produced by Jettone. The company also produced the ill-fated comedy “See You Tomorrow,” in which Leung starred and where Wong was required to take a significant behind the scenes directing role in support of first timer Zhang Jiajia.

Leung was also recently involved in “Monster Hunt 2,” another film that failed to live up to expectations. Although the film grossed over $350 million,
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Colbert: If Trump and Manafort Were Any Closer, ‘They’d Be Wearing One Long Tie’ (Video)

Colbert: If Trump and Manafort Were Any Closer, ‘They’d Be Wearing One Long Tie’ (Video)
On Friday night, Stephen Colbert took a break from discussing the biggest moral scandal of the Trump administration so far and instead took aim at a different Trump scandal — the Paul Manafort thing.

“It’s the end of another jam-packed week in America, and we’re really only talking about one story. It’s the sad one down south,” Colbert said at the beginning of his “Late Show” monologue Friday, referring to President Trump’s policy about separating immigrant children from their families at the border.

“But other things happened in the last week. For instance, Robert Mueller is locking people up. I’ll catch you up on the latest on tonight’s Russian Roundup.”

Also Read: Kimmel Clowns Trump for His 'Hour-Long Tirade/Hissy Fit' at Duluth Rally

Colbert joked about several figures who are factoring into the Russia investigation, starting with Paul Manafort.

“There’s trouble for former
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