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Movie Talk: ‘Black Panther’ Beats ‘Titanic’ at the Box Office

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Markeia McCarty, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following: Daniel Craig tells the Associated Press that Bond 25 will be his next project with Danny Boyle reportedly directing the film. Deadline reports that Fox’s Ford vs. Ferrari from James Mangold, the Coming to America sequel and Antoine Fuqua’s Scarface remake received allocations in the latest California Film and Television tax credit drawings. Box Office Report: Black Panther sailed past Titanic this past weekend to become the third-biggest grosser domestically. THR is reporting that Melissa McCarthy will be starring in …
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‘Coming to America’ Sequel, ‘Scarface,’ ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ to Receive California Production Tax Credit

‘Coming to America’ Sequel, ‘Scarface,’ ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ to Receive California Production Tax Credit
The California Film Commission has selected two relatively big-budget films — “Ford v. Ferrari” and “Coming 2 America” — as recipients of the state’s production tax credit.

The credit, which covers up to 25% of a film’s budget, was announced on Monday. The program was expanded in 2015 to include movies with total budgets exceeding $75 million, including “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Bumblebee,” “Call of the Wild,” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Fox’s action-drama “Ford v. Ferrari” from James Mangold is on track to spend more than $78 million in California on qualified expenditures (defined as wages to below-the-line workers and payments for equipment/vendors). A total of 67 shooting days are planned in-state, with well over half in regions outside the Los Angeles 30-mile zone, including Kern, Orange, Santa Rosa, and San Bernardino counties. California will double for locales such as Florida, Michigan, England, and France.

Paramount’s sequel “Coming 2 America,
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As Movieclips Celebrates 10 Million Subscribers, Its Owner Fandango Builds New Studio Space

The Movieclips YouTube channel recently reached 10 million subscribers, and its team celebrated in the only way that made sense -- with movie clips. The Fandango-owned brand released a celebratory supercut that features dozens of utterances of the words "thank you" in famous movies.

The video is not Movieclips' first supercut; the channel, which is known for collecting notable snippets from films past and present, has previously paid tribute to all-time comedies and memorable movie screams. This time, it has rolled out its more polite compilation to date. The featured "thank you" clips come from flicks like Pulp Fiction, The Mask, Coming to America, and The Hunger Games.

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2 Black Panther Fans Pull Classic Trench Coat Prank to Sneak In

Two clever Black Panther fans dressed up in one trench coat in an attempt to only pay for one ticket to watch the movie. That just shows how massive the popularity of Black Panther is right now. Theaters are still selling out showings, 3 days after the movie premiered. Additionally, Black Panther is dominating the box office and now has the biggest February opening in history, easily knocking the previous record holder, Deadpool, out to second place. So it stands to reason that tickets are in limited supply and a prank of this magnitude needs go be pulled.

California moviegoers were treated to the sight of two teenagers in one trench coat attempting to buy one ticket for Black Panther. The two young men are absolutely towering over even the tallest person in the video. However, it's surprising how well the two were able to walk around like that. It's almost
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'Black Panther': Fans Around the Country Dress for Opening Night

Black Panther opened in theaters Thursday night and fans marked the occasion with some awesome outfits. 

From traditional African clothing to character costumes, fans were ready to finally see the highly-anticipated Marvel film. And there were some costumes from the 1988 Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America, too. 

Fans noted in social media posts it was important for them to dress in a way that befitted a film heralded as a cultural movement.

Excitement and anticipation for the Ryan Coogler picture are at a boiling point: The film is projected to open to $165 million-plus million and could become the biggest...
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‘Black Panther’ Fans Come Together at Thursday Night Previews With Parties, Wakanda-Inspired Outfits

‘Black Panther’ Fans Come Together at Thursday Night Previews With Parties, Wakanda-Inspired Outfits
Fans of the heavily anticipated “Black Panther” movie went all out for Thursday night preview showings.

After months of waiting for the theater release and setting a Twitter record with over five million tweets, moviegoers were finally able to watch “Black Panther.” Using the hashtag #WakandaCameToSlay, users flooded social media with posts showing off their fashion and parties for the premiere.

Attendees posed for pictures at the theater with groups of friends, many sporting traditional African garb to show support for the film which features the fictional nation of Wakanda, a futuristic, tech-savvy kingdom. Others made sure to note that they planned to see the film multiple times and would be posting after each viewing.

“Looking at the joy, the outfits, and the support #Black Panther is getting tonight is making me so happy!” one user said.

Looking at the joy, the outfits, and the support #BlackPanther is getting tonight is making me so happy! pic.twitter
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10 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Facts You Never Knew

10 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Facts You Never Knew
It's the darkest chapter in the original trilogy of the most famous sci-fi franchise and it has one of the biggest surprising reveals in movie history. The Empire Strikes Back, long celebrated as the best chapter in the massive Star Wars saga, has many secrets swirling around that have yet been discovered by sone of the franchise's biggest fans. Here we take a look at 10 facts you never knew about what some claim is the greatest Star Wars adventure of them all.

Buffy the Jedi Master.

In the decades since Star Wars changed the world in 1977, a wealth of material about the saga's developmental stages has come out, with some bits of old concept art and words like "Starkiller," the original last name for Luke, even getting repurposed in later chapters and the extended universe. The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, by J.W. Rinzler, is a
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Writing a Movie About the Worst Movie Ever Made: A Conversation with ‘The Disaster Artist’ Screenwriters

Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have dealt with heightened emotions through their work in adaptations of Young Adult novels like The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, but in Tommy Wiseau of The Disaster Artist they might have found the ultimate symbol of volatility. As played by James Franco in the film, Wiseau is a force of nature who refuses to bend down to things such as budgetary restrictions, other people’s feelings, and even common sense. His mission is to shoot The Room, a film in which he’s put all his energy and hopes. He doesn’t care that his film seems to make no sense, that his actors don’t know what they should be doing, and that the people he’s hired to work with him have no clue as to what he expects from them.

In the screenplay by Neustadter and Weber,
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Blu-ray Review – American Gods: Season One

Ricky Church reviews American Gods season one…

For many years, Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods was thought to be unfilmable. It was felt the novel was too grandiose for the big screen, with too many characters and too much story to fit into one 2-hour or 2-hour plus film. Almost 20 years later, Michael Green and Bryan Fuller thought to develop it as a television series for Starz starring Ricky Whittle (The 100) as protagonist Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as the mysterious Mr. Wednesday.

The 8-episode first season adapts roughly a third of the novel. Shadow Moon is released early from prison after learning his wife has died in an unfortunate car accident while having an affair with his best friend. Adrift, he meets the mysterious and enigmatic con-man Mr. Wednesday, who offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard. The two begin
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John Landis can’t give us his top 5 comedies of all time

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John Landis has directed a number of noteworthy movie comedies in his career, including The Blues Brothers, Coming To America, and Trading Places. We thought it would be appropriate to get Landis’ picks for the five best comedies of all time, but he wasn’t having it. In the video above, he schools us on the concept of…

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The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend

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The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend
Television is arguably the saving grace for all successful Thanksgiving celebrations. After getting stuffed to the brim with cheese and feeling tipsy in the early evening, it’s natural to yearn for a nap, a television marathon, or both.

Gear up for the occasion by scouting out the best movies available during Thanksgiving day and all through the weekend. Whether it’s a favorite movie from childhood or a marathon of your favorite show, here’s the complete list of all the best Thanksgiving programming for 2017.

Throwback Thanksgiving Marathon, VH1

When: Thursday, Nov. 23 until Sunday, Nov. 26

What: Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, VH1 will be showing classic throwbacks like “Dazed and Confused” and “Coming to America,” and “Space Jam.” The network will be playing the nostalgia game hard, so you’re bound to catch one of your favorites. Save room in your schedule for “Grease,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Pretty Woman.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: First-Time Host Tiffany Haddish Proves She Truly is Ready
Is it time? Because it feels like it’s time. Time for the official campaign for Tiffany Haddish’s Oscar nomination to begin, and what better place to begin than with a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live?”

Tiffany Haddish’s performance in this year’s “Girls Trip” is absolutely worthy of Oscar attention — and her work on “The Carmichael Show” as well as her stand-up special “She Ready” definitely deserve praise too — and hosting “Saturday Night Live” is as declarative a statement as they come. Especially as the first African-American female stand-up comedian (yeah, neither Whoopi Goldberg nor Wanda Sykes have done this) to host in the series’ 43 seasons.

Host: Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is just infectious positivity in comedy form, which is kind of necessary considering there’s still a question of what this season of “Saturday Night Live” wants to be outside of “a reminder that everything in the world is bonkers-slash-horrifying.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Coming to America

People really believed that Zamunda was a real place for a while, at least until they looked on the globe and saw it wasn’t there. But give the movie props, it came through in a big way and made a comedy that was worth watching and delivered laughs almost nonstop. This was when Murphy was still allowed to be himself and hadn’t yet gone to family films. The filter was off as much as it could be in order to keep this film within reason, but the comedy was spot on and the characters were one of the highlights of

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Coming to America
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Eddie Murphy as Black Panther in a Coming to America Mashup Trailer

Oh-my-head. I love them both on their own, but this mashup was, for lack of a better word, just painful to watch. Of course watching Michael B. Jordan trying to be serious as a bad guy is kind of painful to watch too. I like the guy but he seems more the type to crack a joke or be serious and not so campy as a bad guy. Anyway, back to the mashup. Eddie Murphy as the Black Panther wouldn’t have made sense even back in the day for one very big reason: he’s too funny. Eddie Murphy being serious

Eddie Murphy as Black Panther in a Coming to America Mashup Trailer
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Today in Movie Culture: 'Thor: Ragnarok' Live in "4D", Eddie Murphy in 'Black Panther' and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Promotional Stunt of the Day: Watch the stars of Thor: Ragnarok surprise fans with a live performance of scenes from the movie for The Late Late Show with James Corden:   Fan Theory of the Day: Speaking of Thor: Ragnarok, for Film Theory, MatPat wonders whether Thor is actually stronger than Hulk:   Recasting of the Day: Funny or Die mashes Black Panther with Coming to America to see Eddie Murphy in the role of the Marvel superhero   Movie Truth of the Day: Cracked explains what the movies get wrong about sharks, which is basically everything:   Vintage Image of the Day: Dolph Lundgren, who turns 60...

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Eddie Murphy is Black Panther in This Coming To America Mashup Trailer

Funny or Die has released an amusing spoof trailer that mashes together the upcoming Marvel movie Black Panther with the classic 1988 film Coming to America. It's called "Black Panther is Coming to America" and it puts Eddie Murphy in the role of Black Panther. It's kind of cool to see how well the two films work together.

In Coming to America, Murphy plays Prince Akeem, and that character amusingly slips into the role of King T'Challa. There are also some silly little action sequences from Coming to America that are spliced into the action sequences in Black Panther, and it hilariously works! You'll see what I mean when you watch it! Enjoy!
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The Morning Watch: ‘Black Panther’ Is ‘Coming to America’, ‘Geostorm’ vs ‘The Snowman’ & More

The Morning Watch: ‘Black Panther’ Is ‘Coming to America’, ‘Geostorm’ vs ‘The Snowman’ & More
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, Cracked tries to figure out whether Geostorm is […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Transform into Lil' Kim and Notorious Big for Halloween — See Their Costumes!

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Transform into Lil' Kim and Notorious Big for Halloween — See Their Costumes!
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have added yet another stellar couples costume to their Halloween tradition.

The couple dressed up for her Bff Kelly Rowland‘s party over the weekend, and fittingly channeled another powerhouse couple of music: Lil’ Kim and Notorious Big!

Beyoncé opted for a curly black wig, a white dress shirt, black suspenders and sunglasses to transform into Lil’ Kim from Missy Elliott’s “The Rain” music video. The mother of three even got the smallest of details down to a tee by drawing a mole above her lip.

Meanwhile, Jay-Z was influenced by his fellow Brooklyn rapper’s iconic look,
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We went to the McDowell’s in Hollywood from Coming to America

In the 1988 comedy Coming to America, Eddie Murphy played a prince who sheds his royalty to look for true love. In Queens, Akeem (Murphy) takes a job at a fast food place to meet women who are not interested in his money. The fast food restaurant was called McDowell’s. This week in Los Angeles, a real McDowell’s popped up for Halloween. Fat Sal’s, the sandwich shop owned by Entourage star Jerry Ferrara, became McDowell’s at their 1300 Highland Ave. location, so Monsters and Critics went to check it out. In the noon hour, lines were reasonable. That is, an...read more
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McDowell's from Coming to America Opens in Hollywood for Halloween

McDowell's from Coming to America Opens in Hollywood for Halloween
Back in 1988, instead of playing the product placement game, Eddie Murphy transformed McDonald's Restaurant into McDowell's for Coming to America, one of the movie's best jokes. If you've ever dreamed of visiting the spoof restaurant, you're finally going to get your chance. A real-life version of McDowell's is opening in the spirit of Halloween. You just have to live, or happen to be visiting Hollywood, this fall.

Coming to America 2 is currently in the works, with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall ready to reprise their iconic comedic roles from the hit 80s comedy. But while fans wait for that sequel to become a reality, they'll be able to revisit the movie in a completely different, albeit much more subversive way.

McDowell's was one of the key locations in Coming to America. Eddie Murphy's young Prince Akeem takes a job at the fast food restaurant to learn more about American living.
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