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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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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.

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

“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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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.

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

“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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Ada Vox (‘The Show Must Go On’): ‘American Idol’ drag queen belts out a song from — who else? — Queen [Watch]

Ada Vox (‘The Show Must Go On’): ‘American Idol’ drag queen belts out a song from — who else? — Queen [Watch]
Sunday night during the Top 14 performance episode of “American Idol,” 24-year-old Ada Vox sang Queen‘s “The Show Must Go On” for judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. This San Antonio, Texas resident auditioned in a previous season as Adam Sanders, but now she’s taking the stage as a drag queen. Was Ada’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 have no idea how fabulous you are,” shouted Lionel as he gave a standing ovation. “I am telling you, what I love most about you is that you came here tonight to stop the show. I can’t even tell you how proud I am of you.
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‘American Idol’ Recap: The Final Fourteen Sing for America’s First Vote

‘American Idol’ Recap: The Final Fourteen Sing for America’s First Vote
Nearly one hour into “American Idol,” judge Katy Perry nearly gave up waiting for someone to “start the show.” Then Ada Vox (pictured) stepped up to the microphone. Dramatically standing center stage and channeling her inner Freddie Mercury with power and conviction over a, perhaps, overzealous band, some notes may have sounded strained but the emotion made it work.

“I was waiting for someone to show up,” said Perry.

Added Lionel Richie: “You have no idea how fabulous you are… you came here tonight to stop the show.”

Vox was certainly looking like the one to beat, and her
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‘Westworld’ Recap: Enchantment Under the Sea

Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Journey Into Night,” the first episode of the second season of HBO’s “Westworld.”

The very first shot of “Westworld” reminds us of what worked best about the HBO drama’s first season. All television shows should open up with a tight shot of Jeffrey Wright. But then that shot moves back, and Wright starts talking, and it becomes clear that, like so many episodes last season, “Journey Into Night” will begin with one of Bernard — at least he’s almost certainly Bernard this time — and Dolores’ face-to-face chats. And just like that,
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'Westworld' Season Premiere Recap: Rewind, Reboot, Reload

'Westworld' Season Premiere Recap: Rewind, Reboot, Reload
Remember the legend of the minotaur, the mythological half-man half-bull beast at the center of a labyrinth, ready to kill all comers? Even fiction's most famous maze had a monster in the middle. So maybe everyone making their way through the mysteries of Westworld – human, "host" and audience alike – should have seen the carnage coming.

Thanks to Dr. Robert Ford, the mercurial mastermind behind the futuristic retro-Western theme park that gives the show its title, both organic and robotic characters spent the first season of this sci-fi thriller trying to
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‘Westworld’ Season 2: Yes, There’s a New Set of Timelines – Here’s How to Keep Them Straight

‘Westworld’ Season 2: Yes, There’s a New Set of Timelines – Here’s How to Keep Them Straight
(Spoiler warning: Please don’t read this if you haven’t seen the “Westworld” Season 2 premiere.)

After 16 long months, “Westworld” finally returned Sunday with multiple bangs and — once more — multiple timelines.

Following a freshman installment famous for the tricks it played on fans by scrambling up its chronological scenes, the HBO sci-fi hit’s Season 2 premiere — “Journey Into Night” — introduced (at least) three new paths for us to follow.

And while unwrapping Season 1 required pretty much all of Reddit to come together to figure out what happened and when it happened before creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy unraveled it on screen, it already looks like their second crack at messing with you will be just a little bit easier to follow.

Also Read: 'Westworld' Season 2: How Jimmi Simpson Slowly Became Ed Harris (Exclusive Video)

See, it’s all going to come down to Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) — our constant in the little-over 70-minute episode’s timelines — who seems to be having a hard time keeping them straight himself.

TheWrap breaks down the sequence of events in the premiere… and reminds you to obsess over whether or not Wright is wearing glasses in any given scene for the next 10 weeks.

1. Dolores and Arnold

The episode opens with what is our oldest and easiest timeline to pick out: Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Arnold (also Wright, but not Bernard) having one of their classic chats way back before the park, opened approximately 30 years ago. He wipes off his glasses, before he resumes telling her about a dream he had in which he was in an ocean, with her and “the others” on a distant shore. Arnold says they left him behind and the waters were rising up around him.

Dolores is curious to know what this means. When he tells her it’s nothing, just a dream, we know it’s Arnold and not Bernard because he’s “frightened” with how quickly she’s learning and concerned about the path she might take one day. So, you know, real Old School Dolores. Like Pre-Murdering-Arnold-at-His-Request Dolores.

Also Read: UnWrapping 'Westworld' Season 1 With Jimmi Simpson and Simon Quarterman (Exclusive Video)

This timeline is only seen once in the episode and is defined by its inclusion of Arnold and lack of his robo-counterpart.

2. The immediate aftermath of Dolores shooting Ford

A second timeline picks up following the “present day” ending for Season 1: when Dolores killed Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) of her own freewill with a blow to the back of the head at a party in the park.

This particular section of the Season 2 story begins with Bernard (Who Is Wearing His Glasses) hiding in a stable near the shindig with executive director of the board of Delos Destinations, Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), and a few terrified guests. Bernard — who only recently discovered he was a host, but is trying to keep it on the Dl he’s a host — has some gooey stuff coming out of his ear. However, he doesn’t have a ton of time to worry about that, as the group needs to escape before the rebellious robots get to them.

Charlotte and Bernard (’cause those other dummies get killed when they fall for a host-set trap) trek to an outpost lab in the park to try and contact Delos’ main offices and let them know they need to begin extraction protocol. But, yeah, no, they won’t do that until they can get that “package” Charlotte believed they already received: decommissioned host Peter Abernathy (Louis Herthum), who is stuffed with info about the park and its inhabitants. As we already know, they didn’t get Peter out of the park, so until Charlotte and Bernard can find him, they’re all screwed. Bernard says he can probably locate Peter through the hosts’ “mesh network.” While he’s working on that, he also extracts some of that gooey stuff from another robot and shoots himself up without Charlotte noticing. Oh and they locate Peter.

Also Read: 'Westworld': Here Are Some Characters to Watch for in Season 2 (Photos)

Situated in this same timeline are Dolores and Teddy (James Marsden), who show up galloping on horses while gunning down guests to the tune of the “The Entertainer,” in what is arguably the best use ever of that overplayed song. It’s safe to assume we pick up with our host couple — and the small posse they’ve formed — just a few hours, or at most a day, after she began her reckoning. They’re stringing up parkgoers who beg for their lives, as Dolores reveals she has “two minds about” her plan for revenge: on the one hand, she’s the rancher’s daughter who seems more willing to forgive, and on the other, she’s Wyatt, who hopes you get what’s coming to you in the most violent of ways.

Then we have the Man in Black (Ed Harris) — who we also now know to be an older version of William (Jimmi Simpson) — waking up on the ground in the park in the same clothes he was wearing to the party. He’s immediately involved in a human-host shootout, but suffers a mere flesh wound. He finds refuge in a location where he can both wrap up his bloody arm and grab a new black hat — ’cause what is the Mib without his trademark chapeau? Old William runs into that Young Ford host, who finally tells him what he’s been waiting to hear for years: he has a new game to play, and this one is actually made for him. And then he shoots the robot in the face and heads off on his new journey.

And to round out this nice big, confusing second piece of this season’s puzzle, there is Maeve inside the labs with Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman). Having just exited the train that would have taken her outside of Westworld, the madam reluctantly teams up with Lee to look for her daughter. Though she finds her partner-in-crime Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) — don’t worry, he’s forgiven her for abandoning him — they still need to keep the head of the narrative department around to help them navigate the park.

3. Two weeks after the massacre

And now we’ve made it to the third timeline of the season. Well, third timeline in the premiere, at least. Bernard wakes up on a beach, with his glasses laying beside him. Ok, so those guys get washed away and then he Doesn’T Wear Another Pair In This Timeline For The Rest Of The Episode.

That’s going to be a real helpful indicator of where we are at any given moment, even though Bernard himself seems to be having flashbacks to timeline 2.

Anyway, some unfamiliar Delos employees find Bernard, but have no idea who he is, until Stubbs (Liam Hemsworth) shows up — he’s alive! — to advise them not to shoot the boss. Here is where we meet Karl Strand (Gustaf Skarsgård), head of operations for Delos, who is barking at members of the Chinese military, telling them his company has full authority over “the island.” He asks that they sign an Nda and get the heck out. (Yeah, we’re gonna let you mull over that whole island and Chinese military part on your own; we’re just dealing with timelines here.)

Park workers are busy rounding up hosts and executing them, as Strand informs a very frazzled Bernard (who is keeping his robot status to himself in this timeline too) that communications have been down for two weeks, so they are “largely in the dark” about the “single biggest loss of life on a Delos property.”

This is where we meet new character Antoine Costa (Fares Fares), a tech expert who is charged with scalping a Native American host to pull out his lightbulb-like “brain” (which is floating in that same gooey liquid Bernard was dealing with in timeline two) and review his last recorded memory before he “died” 11 days and 9 hours ago: Dolores shooting him.

Everything else that happens with this group (including finding Ford’s bloated body, a tiger and that random sea full of hosts) is in the third timeline. And while Bernard’s memory might be on the fritz at the moment, he and his glasses (or lack thereof) are our key to following along.

Of course once Simpson (who wasn’t in the premiere) and other past timeline characters start to show up, things are going to get more confusing. But let’s stick with this for now.

“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.

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Amy Adams Returns Home in First Trailer for HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ (Watch)

Amy Adams Returns Home in First Trailer for HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ (Watch)
You can’t go home again — or can you?

Amy Adams reluctantly finds herself proving the old adage wrong in the first trailer for HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects,” which was released ahead of the premiere of “Westworld” season 2.

“Ma says she saw a ghost once,” a voice narrates, likely Adams’ character’s younger sister. “I’m not scared of them ghosts. Are you?”

The trailer shows key elements of the upcoming mini-series, including Adams as Camille Preaker, and her mother, portrayed by Patricia Clarkson. The dark and dangerous nature of the source material is hinted
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'Charm City': Film Review | Tribeca 2018

Returning to terrain that was explored with searing emotional depth and masterful detail in HBO’s The Wire, the feature documentary Charm City captures yet another facet of Baltimore’s ongoing crisis as one of the most dangerous cities in America.

Directed by Marilyn Ness, who produced the award-winning doc Cameraperson, this Tribeca festival premiere follows a cast of real-life cops, community organizers and politicians as they try to save lives in a place where death is an everyday occurrence. Well-made, while offering brief flashes of hope despite the harsh realities depicted, the film could charm its way to VOD and TV...
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Alex Pettyfer Opens Up About Celebrity and Directing His Sexy Drama ‘Back Roads’

Alex Pettyfer Opens Up About Celebrity and Directing His Sexy Drama ‘Back Roads’
Alex Pettyfer has a conspiratorial glint in his eye. He wants to conduct our interview in the empty screening room of the Crosby Hotel instead of its basement bar.

“It’ll be cool,” he promises, without a trace of anxiety about the fact that the theater looks very much closed to the public.

Pettyfer, outfitted in a baseball cap and a tight-fitting t-shirt that reveals an elaborate series of arm tattoos, is in New York to show “Back Roads,” a moody drama that marks his directorial debut, at the Tribeca Film Festival. He produced the film, as well as stars in it as Harley, a young man struggling to hold his impoverished family together after his mother (Juliette Lewis) is jailed for killing his father.

“The most humble experience I’ve ever had was making ‘Back Roads,’ because I realized as an actor you’re on a solo journey,” said Pettyfer.
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‘American Idol’ Top 14: Who was the best on Sunday and will make it into the Top 10 on Monday? [Poll]

The Sunday April 22 episode of the ABC revival of “American Idol” on ABC showcased the Top 14. Each of the finalists sang one song. Overnight, America gets to vote for their favorites, with the results revealed by host Ryan Seacrest on Monday’s episode. The top six vote-getters are assured of a place in the Top 10. The other eight artists will have to sing one song for survival, with the three judges — – Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — choosing which four get to move on in the competition and which four go home.

Heading into Sunday’s show, four of the Top 14 — Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Jurnee and Ada Vox — were your clear favorites, according to our poll of readers. Each of them had racked up at least 10% of the total vote to date. If they tally at least that when America weighs in, each of them should number among
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