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Alanna Ubach To Play Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro In Jay Roach’s Untitled Roger Ailes Feature

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Alanna Ubach To Play Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro In Jay Roach’s Untitled Roger Ailes Feature
Exclusive: After working with Jay Roach on Meet the Fockers, Alanna Ubach is set to play Fox News spitfire host Jeanine Pirro in the filmmaker’s upcoming untitled feature about the women who battle against network boss Roger Ailes and his hostile corporate culture. Pirro was one of the Fox News hosts who defended Ailes, ripping apart Fnc colleague Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit back in July 2016.

Carlson will be played by Nicole Kidman in the movie. Pirro has known Ailes for three decades going back to her assistant Da days in NYC. At the time when Carlson’s suit hit, Pirro felt Ailes wasn’t capable of the abuse Carlson was subjecting him to.

Bron Studios is co-financing the production which is already shooting and Lionsgate is finalizing their domestic deal to distribute and co-finance; the studio is already selling foreign on the pic as Deadline exclusively reported from AFM.
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Another Fun Teaser for Pixar's 'Toy Story 4' Introduces Ducky & Bunny

"They did make three movies, this is number four!" Disney has revealed a fun follow-up to their first teaser trailer for Pixar's next sequel Toy Story 4, arriving in theaters in June next summer. This "teaser trailer reaction" introduces us to Ducky & Bunny, voiced by Keegan Michael-Key & Jordan Peele, who provide us with some amusing commentary on our introduction to Forky. This teaser also includes a few Easter Eggs hidden in the background, like the guitar from Coco and more. I despise trailer reaction videos, but this one is a good mockery and in-world which makes it all the better. All the other regular voices are back: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kristen Schaal, and Bonnie Hunt. This is a fun and playful way to get us back into the Toy Story mood, especially considering there is so much negativity about Forky already. Here's the "reaction" teaser trailer
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What the Forky? New ‘Toy Story 4’ Character Explained

What the Forky? New ‘Toy Story 4’ Character Explained
Leave it to “Toy Story” to grapple with the big questions in life. Why are we here? Why are we alive? What is life about? And who — or what — is Forky?

That’s the question confusing many online after Disney and Pixar released the first teaser for “Toy Story 4.” The trailer features the toys prancing in a slow motion circle to the tune of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” only for a spork with googly eyes and red pipe cleaners (as voiced by “Veep’s” Tony Hale) to shriek in terror, “I don’t belong here.”

Because Forky may not be a “toy.” Director Josh Cooley explains in the announcement for the teaser that he is an actual spork-turned-craft-project. And though Bonnie, the new young girl and owner of all of Andy’s old toys, plays with Forky as though he were one, he feels he doesn’t belong.
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Christmas Comes Early For ‘The Grinch’; ‘Overlord’ Proves Zombies and History Don’t Mix

Christmas Comes Early For ‘The Grinch’; ‘Overlord’ Proves Zombies and History Don’t Mix
There’s always room for a familiar hit at the box office. “The Grinch,” from Universal’s animated division Illumination Entertainment, beat out two live-action studio releases. This is the fifth adaptation of a Dr. Seuss classic in the last 18 years, and it bested the combined gross for World War II zombie film “Overlord” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the second English-language Lisbeth Salander adaptation, by a 350 percent margin.

With $66 million from “The Grinch,” that represented about 40 percent of the weekend’s $161 million total gross. Compared to last year, that’s a 10 million dollar improvement, but the pace will be tough to maintain: Last year had “Justice League,” “Coco,” and a Star Wars film still to come.

The Grinch” is the third-biggest opening among the Dr. Seuss films, behind the live-action version in 2000 and “The Lorax” in 2012. Its release date isn’t necessarily prime for a family
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‘Venom’ Devours $111M In China Debut, Bonds With $674M Global – International Box Office

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Update, writethru…: Thrashing to a massive China start, Sony’s Venom has reclaimed the No. 1 spot at the worldwide and international box office this weekend. Chomping on $111M in the Middle Kingdom, the Tom Hardy-starrer is the 2nd best bow there ever for a superhero title, the 5th best for an imported film and Sony’s biggest China launch of all time.

As we noted on Saturday, the China performance was powering Venom across the $600M mark globally, and with $673.5M through Sunday, Ruben Fleischer’s take on the Marvel property will soon see the other side of $700M. The overall overseas session was worth $118.2M on 44,700+ screens in 66 markets for an offshore cume of $467.3M.

The China debut makes Venom just the second superhero movie ever to hit the century mark during a 3-day Middle Kingdom bow, behind only Avengers: Infinity War. Audience reaction has been great,
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Best Animated Feature predictions: ‘Isle of Dogs’ hoping to steal Oscar bone from ‘Incredibles 2’

In the 17 years that the Best Animated Feature category has existed at the Academy Awards, Pixar films have claimed the Oscar nine times. Will Pixar’s latest animated movie “Incredibles 2” become their 10th champion, or might Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion film “Isle of Dogs” steal its Oscar bone?

According to Gold Derby’s racetrack odds, which are derived from the predictions made by expert journalists, staff editors and users like you, “Incredibles 2” has a heroic lead to win Best Animated Feature with 16/5 odds. “Isle of Dogs” sits in second place with 37/10 odds, followed by “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (5/1 odds), “Mirai” (11/2 odds), “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (8/1 odds), “Smallfoot” (28/1 odds) and “Early Man” (35/1 odds).

SEEWill Brad Bird fly as the first animated feature director to win an Oscar three times with ‘Incredibles 2’?

Isle of Dogs” focuses on a group of canines who’ve been banished to Trash Island after
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Box Office: ‘The Grinch’ Grabs $2.2 Million on Thursday Night

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Box Office: ‘The Grinch’ Grabs $2.2 Million on Thursday Night
The Grinch” has opened with a merry $2.2 million at 3,200 North American locations on Thursday night.

Universal-Illumination’s holiday-themed animated comedy, which began showings at 6 p.m., is expected to gross between $55 million to $65 million this weekend when it expands to 4,140 screens. “The Grinch” should dominate moviegoing over the second weekend of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and the launches of thriller “The Girl In the Spider’s Web” and World War II horror tale “Overlord.”

The Grinch,” adapted from the 1957 Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Yuletide-hating villain. The voice cast includes Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury, and Pharrell Williams. Frequent Illumination collaborator Yarrow Cheney took on directing duties with Scott Mosier from a script by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow.

The Grinch” is the second Dr. Seuss story that Illumination has brought to the big screen following 2012’s “The Lorax,” which
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Four New Songs Have Already Been Completed For Frozen 2

Few, if any, non-franchise films from this decade have managed to integrate themselves into popular culture more quickly than 2013’s Frozen, and one of the biggest reasons for that is undoubtedly the movie’s once-inescapable soundtrack. Now the pressure is on for the long-awaited Frozen 2 to deliver a new batch of world-conquering tunes, and from the sound of things, progress has already been made.

In an interview with Variety, co-director Jennifer Lee confirmed that next year’s Disney sequel already has four songs, including one that was just completed last month:

“We have a new song that I think is an evolution. It’s its own song…Bobby [Lopez] and Kristen [Anderson-Lopez] just delivered it three weeks ago. We’ve been working with them for two years and this song just came in and I love it.”

The songs from the first Frozen have done as much to define the film
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Lady Gaga would be the 14th woman to win the Best Original Song Oscar

Lady Gaga would be the 14th woman to win the Best Original Song Oscar
Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) is in a heated Best Actress Oscar race with Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”), but even if she comes up short there, chances are she’ll still leave Oscar night a winner. Gaga is considered a near lock to prevail in Best Original Song with “Shallow,” which would make her just the 14th woman to win the category.

Best Original Song was first introduced at the 7th Academy Awards, honoring the films of 1934, but like nearly all of the non-gendered categories, it’s been dominated by men. Dorothy Fields was the first woman to win the category for co-writing “The Way You Look Tonight” from “Swing Time” (1936) with Jerome Kern, but it would be another 32 years before a second woman triumphed; Marilyn Bergman won for penning “The Windmills of Your Mind” from “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968) with Michel Legrand and her husband Alan Bergman.
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‘Saved by the Bell’ Episodes Have Been Recut to Fit Your Phone, and This Might Be the Future of TV

Television began by offering a square, 4:3 image. As home viewing grew more and more popular, HDTVs helped make the big screen’s 16:9 framing the standard for small screens, too, but now things are changing again. Content creators of all kinds — from Snapchat to NBC Entertainment to “Homecoming” director Sam Esmail — are sharing stories with vertical framings fit to your phone.

Say goodbye to widescreen and hello to… tallscreen? Thinscreen? Vertiscreen?

Whatever the kids decide to call it, taller, narrower frames are becoming more and more prevalent. As discussed on this week’s Very Good TV Podcast, take the new versions of “Saved by the Bell” — a series originally shot and broadcast in the box framing of its era that has now been recut into mini Instagram episodes. Oddly enough, even though Instagram made square images all the rage, these five-minute recaps are reformatted to utilize the full vertical frame of your phone.
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Will Brad Bird fly as the first animated feature director to win an Oscar three times with ‘Incredibles 2’?

Will Brad Bird fly as the first animated feature director to win an Oscar three times with ‘Incredibles 2’?
Let it be known that Brad Bird, the first director ever to win the animated feature category twice with 2004’s “The Incredibles” and 2007’s “Ratatouille,” could become the first helmer to win thrice, thanks to his summer superhero smash, “Incredibles 2.”

In the 17 years since the Academy Awards added a category devoted to animated features, the honor has gone to just one sequel, 2010’s “Toy Story 3.” Its Pixar predecessors, 1995’s “Toy Story” and 1999’s “Toy Story 2” missed out on having that opportunity.

Among the sequels that did make the cut but went home trophy-less are 2004’s “Shrek 2,” 2011’s “Kung Fu Panda 2,” 2013’s “Despicable Me 2” (whose 2010 original was not nominated) and 2014’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” If you recall, “Dragon 2” from DreamWorks was considered the front-runner that year, but Disney’s cuddly “Big Hero 6” sneaked in there somehow.

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The Morning Watch: The Character Driven Comedy of ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Coco’ Off the Page & More

The Morning Watch: The Character Driven Comedy of ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Coco’ Off the Page & 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, a video essay explores how Shaun of the […]

The post The Morning Watch: The Character Driven Comedy of ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Coco’ Off the Page & More appeared first on /Film.
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Blueprints: "Coco"

Feliz Día de los Muertos! To celebrate, Jorge looks at how the script for Disney’s “Coco” mixes two languages the same way the movie interconnects cultures.

I’ve written a couple of pieces in this site before about Coco. It was an extremely intimate and touching experience to be able to see my native culture represented to accurately and lovingly. It is a movie that perfectly captures the spirit of Mexicanism, of our fragile and ever-present relationship with death, family, and tradition.

I saw the movie twice in theaters: once in its original English, and once in its Spanish dub. While I consider the dub to be a better version (but that perhaps has to do with the way I’ve always experienced animated films), the English one made me consider a new aspect of the film: the way it handled Spanish. It’s a movie explicitly set in
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Locals Surprise Immigrant Caravan with Outdoor Screening of Disney’s Coco on the Day of the Dead

Locals Surprise Immigrant Caravan with Outdoor Screening of Disney’s Coco on the Day of the Dead
A viewing of the uplifting animated film Coco in the middle of a long, grueling journey was surely music to these travelers’ ears.

On Tuesday night, one of the migrant caravans moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border, with participants looking for safety and a more prosperous life, stopped in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Locals greeted the weary travelers with a special surprise, according to a tweet by photojournalist Nick Oza.

The municipal government run by Juchitán de Zaragoza reportedly organized the event, which included an outdoor screening of the Disney hit Coco and a fresh meal. According to journalist Alison Driver,
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Today in Movie Culture: Horror and the Suburbs, a Tribute to Guillermo del Toro and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Video Essay of the Day: Just because it's no longer Halloweentime doesn't mean we can't keep looking at horror movies. This Renegade Cut video essay explores the significance of the suburbs in scary movies:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons why Pixar's Coco is the same movie as 1993's The Halloween Tree:    Movie Fact Check of the Day: Screen Rant compares Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street to the real story of Jordan Belfort:   Supercut of the Day: Cinema Electric compiled clips from some of the most iconic musicals of all time and set them to electro swing music:   Vintage Image of...
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Disney Will Release Frozen 2 A Little Earlier Than Expected

Given the cultural phenomenon that Frozen turned out to be, it seems strange that a sequel will ultimately take six years to make it to cinemas, but any Disney fans who’ve been counting down those days may be pleased to hear that we’ll be getting Frozen 2 a little sooner than was previously planned.

According to a new report from Variety, the new release date is November 22nd, 2019. This places the opening just under a week earlier than the previously set date of November 27th, and in what can’t be mere coincidence, this change also ensures that the movie comes out on the six-year anniversary of the first Frozen’s Us release.

Despite the lengthy gap between features, Disney has repeatedly returned to the world of Elsa and Anna in the time since, namely through the 2015 short Frozen Fever and last year’s pre-Coco opener Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
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Thanksgiving Box Office Preview: ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Creed’ Sequels Expected to Top Originals

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The first round of opening weekend projections for Thanksgiving are highlighted by Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and Warner Bros./MGM’s “Creed II,” two sequels that are expected to improve on the openings of their predecessors.

Ralph Breaks the Internet” is currently projected to open to $65 million, which would be a roughly 33 percent improvement over the $49 million opening “Wreck-It Ralph” scored in early November 2012. It would also beat the $50 million opening for Disney’s Thanksgiving offering last year, the Pixar Oscar winner “Coco,” and the $56 million opening for its 2016 Thanksgiving film, “Moana.” It comes at the right time, too, as another Disney release, the $130 million “Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” is expected to bomb this weekend with a $20 million opening.

Also Read: Here's Your First Look at Gal Gadot in 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' (Video)

Wreck-It Ralph” was a relatively solid success for Disney, earning $189.4 million domestically and $471.2 million worldwide.
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Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Battles ‘Creed II,’ ‘Robin Hood’

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Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” should gobble up the competition when it hits theaters during a crowded Thanksgiving weekend. Before the animated sequel can claim victory, it will have to fend off a heavyweight boxer and a baddie with a bow and arrow.

Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the sequel to 2012’s “Wreck It Ralph” looks to fend off fellow newcomers “Creed II” and “Robin Hood” when the trio of films open on Nov. 21. Early tracking shows the animated family flick is heading toward a debut north of $65 million over the five-day period. That would mark the third year in a row that Disney has dominated the holiday frame. “Coco” topped domestic charts when it hit theaters on Thanksgiving last year, and “Moana” secured the box office crown in 2016.

Though estimates could fluctuate over the next few weeks, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” will get a solid head start on the first film’s $49 million launch.
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Paramount Taps Trailer Park Exec Des Esposito As Evp Creative Advertising

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Former Trailer Park Evp and Creative Director Des Esposito is heading to Paramount Pictures where she will serve as Evp, Creative Advertising.

She begins on Nov. 5 and will lead the A/V, print, and digital campaigns for Paramount’s slate, reporting to the studio’s Co-President of Domestic Marketing Peter Giannascoli.

At Trailer Park, where Esposito worked for the last eight years, she created advertising materials for such event titles as Frozen, Coco, Moana, Zootopia, Inside Out, Big Hero 6, Brave, Incredibles 2, The Lego Movie, Paddington, Finding Dory and Monsters University.

Says Giannascoli in a statement, “Creative excellence is at the heart of every successful film campaign, and Destiny brings the talent, experience, and savvy to turn movies into must-see theatrical events. I have admired her work for many years and couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to our team.”

Prior to Trailer Park, Esposito was a producer
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‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ Tracking To $65M; ‘Creed II’ Eyeing $48M, ‘Robin Hood’ $17M In Thanksgiving B.O. Showdown

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Four films will battle this Thanksgiving, but two will rule a majority of the 5-day stretch’s ticket sales with Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet hitting tracking today with a $65M Wednesday through Sunday haul while MGM’s Creed II will punch $48M over the same time period.

Then there’s Lionsgate’s action-packed version of Robin Hood from producer Leonardo DiCaprio is looking to do $17M, while Universal’s Green Book between its Wednesday through Sunday play is in the high single digits.

Again, these are early projections, as the movies hit tracking today, so some may swell in the weeks to come, and some may not.

Ralph 2 is currently tracking the best with younger females, but it’s strong across the board we hear. The first Wreck-It-Ralph opening six years ago during the first weekend in November and made $49M in 3-days, $56.7M in five and ended its run at $189.4M domestic,
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