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Los Cabos Goes to Cannes Highlights Immigration with ‘Bayoneta,’ ‘Werewolf,’ ‘No Longer Here’

Six Mexican films featured at November’s Los Cabos in Progress will make the cross-Atlantic trip to participate in this year’s Cannes Film Festival Market pix-in-post initiative, Los Cabos Goes to Cannes.

The Los Cabos International Film Festival, now heading into its 7th year, aims to grow and strengthen a pan-North American cinema culture, promoting filmmakers and films from Mexico, Canada and the U.S. Los Cabos also hosts an industry platform intended to link professionals throughout the territories.

A well-rounded selection of films: Two fiction, Kyzza Terrazas’ “Bayoneta” and Fernando Frias’ “I’m No Longer Here”; two docs, Betzabé García’s “#Mickey” and Rodrigo Iturralde Álvarez and Georgina González Rodríguez’s “Finding the Werewolf”; and, notably, two animated features, “A Costume for Nicolas” from Eduardo Rivero and “Olimpia” from J. M. Cravioto, make up this year’s selected films-in-progress.

A constantly recurring theme in North American cinema, immigration
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‘Black Panther’ Continues to Rule the Box Office as ‘Death Wish’ and ‘Red Sparrow’ Sag

‘Black Panther’ Continues to Rule the Box Office as ‘Death Wish’ and ‘Red Sparrow’ Sag
Black Panther” continued its record-breaking performance with a third-weekend total of $66.7 million. That’s a tremendous holdover — at adjusted levels, better than “Titanic” (which was a New Years’ weekend, no less) and “The Avengers.”

The Marvel film’s domestic haul is now over $500 million in only 17 days; that’s better than six of 2017’s nine Best Picture nominees. It is close on the heels of “The Avengers,” whose adjusted 17-day gross was $517 million (unadjusted, it stood at $458 million, which is why Disney and others misleadingly claim “Panther” is already bigger).

All that aside, the third weekend showed that Ryan Coogler’s film has tremendous momentum. Its drop was just 41 percent — better than “The Avengers,” which dropped 46 percent at the same point. That gives it a better shot at ultimately topping the adjusted $706 million that “The Avengers” earned in its domestic release. It’s a trajectory that, even in a worst-case scenario,
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Red Sparrow Trailer Brings Jennifer Lawrence Into the Spy Game

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Red Sparrow Trailer Brings Jennifer Lawrence Into the Spy Game
Seduce. Deceive. Repeat. The first trailer for the upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence has just been released by 20th Century Fox. Directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons, the film hits theaters March 2nd, 2018! You can check out the first footage below.

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process,
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David Arquette, Jenna Ortega to Star in Elephant Drama ‘Saving Flora’

David Arquette, Jenna Ortega to Star in Elephant Drama ‘Saving Flora’
David Arquette, Jenna Ortega, Tom Arnold, Leonor Varela, and a veteran performing elephant named Tai are starring in the independent family drama “Saving Flora,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Production has begun in Los Angeles with British TV commercial veteran Mark Taylor directing. Producers are Amber Wang (“Rock Dog”), Fj ProductionsFabio Golombek (“Experimenter,” “Like Sunday Like Rain”), and Brad Billington (“Professional Affair,” “Lethal Cowboy”).
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Robert Pattinson: From Bedhead to Bushy Beard

He’s taken one of the most fascinating and unconventional routes with his stardom.

The thinkpiece-industrial complex is running at full speed this spring to update the cinephile community’s consensus of major stars. In case you’re behind, adjust your opinions to reflect the following changes: Reese Witherspoon is still good, Kristen Stewart is now really good, Anne Hathaway is great because her haters were sexist, and Nicole Kidman is underappreciated despite receiving an Oscar nomination this very year.

One star whose evaluation has yet to appear from the hot take factory is Robert Pattinson, who features in two theatrical releases this April, Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert (quickly dumped in theaters and VOD over two years after its 2015 Berlin premiere) and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. Five years ago, the cultural ubiquity of “R-Pattz” was so enormous that the future President of the United States tweeted about him six times
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Rodrigo Iturralde and Georgina Gonzalez on Finding Your Inner Werewolf

Like many good stories, this project started with a newspaper clipping. “Finding the Werewolf” L.A.-based co-director-producer Rodrigo Iturralde spotted an article about Gabriel “Larry” Gomez, a Mexican immigrant in the U.S. with the rare genetic disorder of hypertrichosis, aka werewolf syndrome, and showed it to his partner Georgina Gonzalez, then a Fulbright scholar at the USC Peter Stark producing program. Gonzalez sought Gomez out on Facebook, and eventually got a response to meet.

In the course of two years, they established a rapport with the charismatic Gomez whose abnormal amount of hair growth on his face and body has not stopped him from working in Hollywood and starting a family. Being one of the less than 100 “werewolves” on earth has landed him roles in such pics as “Water for Elephants” as well as in TV shows and commercials. Iturralde shot the official video of Gomez’s wedding last year.
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Why I Watch The Ref Every Christmas Eve

Why I Watch The Ref Every Christmas Eve
Every family has their tradition when it comes to the holidays. Ever since I was a kid, we would celebrate with my father's side of the family on Christmas Eve, and then with my mother's side on Christmas Day, a tradition that has remained unchanged to this day. There is one tradition that we added on Christmas Eve night, maybe a decade or so ago, after my younger twin brothers and I would come back to my mom's house after spending the day with our father. We would watch the obscure 1994 R-rated Christmas comedy The Ref. Not It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story or A Miracle of 41st Street, but an underrated and underseen comedy starring Denis Leary, post-Remote Control, Kevin Spacey, pre-Oscar win and Judy Davis, post-Oscar nomination. While The Ref may not be as revered as those aforementioned movies, I will always watch The Ref every Christmas Eve,
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Film Review: The 9th Life Of Louis Drax

By the looks of its film adaptation, The 9th Life of Louis Drax appears to be a very imaginative, well-written book. But popular fiction does not always translate into a good motion picture, and, sadly, it did not in the case of this story.

The plot revolves around the eponymous character, who after one accident too many has finally landed in a coma. Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth) is a calamity-prone child who ominously narrates at the outset that it was a even mistake he was born. He is protected by a beautiful young mother, Natalie, portrayed by Sarah Gadon (who had another turn as a misunderstood vixen in this summer’s indie film Indignation). While in a coma, he tells of his fantastical life and adventures, including the relationships with his estranged father Peter (Aaron Paul) and his quirky psychologist, Dr. Perez (a silly Oliver Platt).

Magical realism suffused with
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‘Dennis the Menace’ Remake Lands Writer (Exclusive)

‘Dennis the Menace’ Remake Lands Writer (Exclusive)
Warner Bros. has hired “The Boy” screenwriter Stacey Menear to write the script for its remake of “Dennis the Menace,” Variety has learned.

The project is being produced by Gil Netter. There are no directors or actors attached.

Dennis the Menace” was originally launched by Hank Ketcham as a syndicated comic strip in 1951, inspired by Ketcham’s four-year-old son Dennis and his penchant for mischief. The name was inspired by his wife Alice, who said at the time, “Your son is a menace!”

The strip led to a 1959 sitcom and a 1993 live-action movie, starring Mason Gamble and Walter Matthau as the grumpy neighbor George Mitchell. “Dennis the Menace,” directed by Nick Castle from a script by John Hughes, performed solidly at the box office from Warner Bros. with $51 million domestically and $66 million overseas.

The Boy” has grossed $36 million domestically for STX.

Menear also wrote coming-of-age drama “Mixtape,” which won the
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‘The Lost City of Z’ Trailer: Charlie Hunnam & Robert Pattinson Find a Tribe of Cannibals

‘The Lost City of Z’ Trailer: Charlie Hunnam & Robert Pattinson Find a Tribe of Cannibals
Update: The trailer has been removed by request of the production company. The above image is from Water for Elephants. After developing for years and going through iterations with the likes of Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch in lead roles, James Gray‘s adaptation of the best-selling book The Lost City of Z is finally on […]

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Barbra Streisand Directing ‘Catherine the Great’ Movie

Barbra Streisand Directing ‘Catherine the Great’ Movie
Barbra Streisand will direct the historical drama “Catherine the Great” with casting under way.

The gig will be Streisand’s fourth following “Yentl,” “The Prince of Tides” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces.”

Gil Netter is producing. Streisand will direct from a Black List script by Kristina Lauren Anderson about the young Catherine, who was trapped in an abusive marriage with the heir to the Russian throne. When her inept husband proved incapable of ruling, she utilized her intelligence, fortitude and passion to rise to power, becoming Catherine the Great.

In 1984, Streisand became the first woman to win a Golden Globe for best director for “Yentl.” She was first woman to direct, write, produce and star in a major studio film.

Netter’s credits include “Life Of Pi,” “The Blind Side” and “Water for Elephants.” His upcoming slate includes “The Graveyard Book,” directed by Ron Howard; “Just Mercy” with Broad
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Barbra Streisand Set to Direct ‘Catherine the Great’

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Barbra Streisand Set to Direct ‘Catherine the Great’
Barbra Streisand is set to direct “Catherine the Great,” a biopic based on the iconic Russian empress, TheWrap has learned. The film will be based on a script by Kristina Lauren Anderson that won the 2014 Blacklist for best unproduced screenplay. Gil Netter, who was also a producer on “Life of Pi” and “Water for Elephants,” is set to produce. The movie will follow the story of the young Catherine who was trapped in an abusive marriage with the heir of the Russian throne. Also Read: Barbra Streisand to Write Memoir for Viking, Due in 2017 Catherine was born Sophia Augusta Fredericka to German royalty and.
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Christoph Waltz: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the Actor

Christoph Waltz: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the Actor
The German, Austrian-born actor has garnered global attention for his Oscar-winning roles in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, and will soon command the big screen again when he stars in November’s release of Spectre as Franz Oberhauser opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond. But beyond his recognition as the bad guy in an array of films (including Water for Elephants), The Hollywood Reporter looks at five facts you probably didn't know about Waltz. See more Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz Spar in Final 'Spectre' Trailer

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Robert Pattinson Talks Twilight in the New Issue of NME

He rose to fame as vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga, and Robert Pattinson opens up about how he dealt with his sudden stardom in the new issue of NME.

During his interview the 29-year-old "Water for Elephants" actor explains, "'I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy. I didn’t go into a supermarket for about six years. But now I can go in and chat to the guy who’s working there about his kids, or where he’s going on holiday, and not be thinking, Is he gonna sell me out?¹ I just don’t have to think about that stuff anymore."

The "Maps to the Stars" actor reveals that he is still not comfortable with all of the paparazzi attention saying, "'I find the most embarrassing photo that can ever be taken of you is when you¹re
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Lionsgate Hires Amy Dunning as Music Chief

Lionsgate has hired veteran executive Amy Dunning as head of music for its motion picture group. She will have responsibility over all creative and production aspects of music for Lionsgate’s film scores, songs and soundtracks.

Dunning will work on “The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Part 1,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Now You See Me 2,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “Lala Land,” “Power Rangers,” “The Odyssey,” “Robin Hood: Origins” and “Monopoly.”

“The soundtrack and music in a motion picture tell a story and lead the audience on an emotional journey that is integral to the success of any film,” said Erik Feig, co-president of the motion picture group. “Lionsgate is in a period of tremendous growth as we broaden our slate and expand our production of current and potential franchises, star-driven branded properties and targeted releases for a broad range of audiences.”

Dunning is replacing Carter Armstrong in the post.

Prior to joining Lionsgate, Dunning served
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Beautiful, Talented, Scene-Stealing 'The Artist' Canine Has Died: One of Rare Four-Legged Movie Stars

Uggie: 'The Artist' dog star. Uggie, 'The Artist' scene-stealing dog star, has died The biggest non-human movie star of the 21st century, Uggie, whose scene-stealing cuteness helped to earn Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist the 2011 Best Picture Academy Award, has died. According to his official Facebook page, Uggie had been suffering from prostate cancer; he was euthanized last Friday, Aug. 7, '15. Born in 2002, Uggie was 13 years old. An announcement posted on Tuesday night, Aug. 11, on the Fb page Consider Uggie read: We regret to inform to all our friends, family and Uggie's fans that our beloved boy has passed away. We were not planning on posting anything until we healed a little more but unfortunately somebody leaked it to TMZ and they will be announcing it. In short, Uggie had a cancerous tumor in the prostate and is now in a better place not feeling pain.
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Uggie the Dog, ‘The Artist’ Canine Star, Dies

Uggie the Dog, ‘The Artist’ Canine Star, Dies
Uggie the dog, who became a canine star after his memorable role in the Oscar best-picture winner “The Artist,” has died. He was 13.

The Jack Russell terrier was euthanized on Friday after battling prostate cancer, his owner, Los Angeles animal trainer Omar Von Muller, announced Wednesday on Facebook. “Our beloved boy has passed away,” he wrote in a post.

Uggie was most famous for his role as Jean Dujardin’s furry friend in 2011’s silent film “The Artist.” Bérénice Bejo (pictured above with Uggie) also starred in the movie, which nabbed five Academy Awards.

Uggie also appeared in Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy “The Campaign,” Reese Witherspoon-Robert Pattinson film “Water for Elephants” and “Bones” star David Boreanaz’s “Mr. Fix It.”

Uggie won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 2012 Golden Collar Award. He was the first canine to have a paw print
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Uggie the Dog, Star of 'The Artist', Passes Away at Age 13

Uggie the Dog, Star of 'The Artist', Passes Away at Age 13
People always take it a little harder in movies when the dog dies, and the same came be said of life. It will surely be devastating news for some this morning, but it is being reported that Uggie has passed away. The canine was 13 years old. That's 91 in dog years, for anyone counting. He is said to have lived a full and healthy life.

Uggie was a Jack Russell terrier. He became well-known for his scene stealing role in the 2011 Oscar-winning movie The Artist. The dog was euthanized this past Friday after a bout with prostate cancer. He was part of Omar Von Muller's family. Omar lives in Los Angeles and is a famous animal trainer. He reported the news of the canine's passing on Wednesday. He stated the following.

"He was a real friend. He was very special."

Omar Von Muller plans to bury the dog in his backyard.
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Uggie, the Dog From The Artist, Put to Sleep at Age 13

Uggie, the Dog From The Artist, Put to Sleep at Age 13
Uggie, the dog who starred in the 2011 Oscar-winning film The Artist, has died. The Jack Russell terrier, who hit it big by starring in Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon's 2011 movie Water for Elephants, was put down last Friday in L.A. after battling a prostate tumor, according to TMZ. He was 13. Uggie, who was owned by animal trainer Oscar Von Muller, won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for his work in The Artist. He also won the Golden Collar Award for the role. Sarah Clifford, who trained Uggie for his scenes in The Artist, told TMZ that he was "a perfect little terrier. I will forever hold him dearly in my heart and never forget his infinite love for chicken and hot...
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Uggie the dog dies by Jennie Kermode - 2015-08-12 11:36:03

Uggie with co-star Jean Dujardin in The Artist

Uggie the dog, who won hearts around the world with his charismatic performance in The Artist, has died at the age of 13. The much loved Jack Russell terrier, who also appeared in Water For Elephants and in several television productions, had been ill for some time.

Winner of the 2011 Palme Dog a Cannes and, later, the inaugural Golden Collar Award, he received a special mention at the Prix Lumière Awards and had his pawprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Despite loving the attention he got on the red carpet, however, Uggie was said to be primarily motivated by sausages.

Uggie formally retired in 2012 after developing a dementia type illness but continued to make occasional appearances. Recently he developed a prostate tumor which led his family to decide that it was time for him to go. He is survived by owner Omar Von Muller.
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