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Rushes: Doris Day, Cannes Trailers, Portrait of Joanna Hogg

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSDoris Day. The American actress, singer, and Animal rights activist, Doris Day has died. Anthony Lane provides a tender remembrance at The New Yorker: "There was a depth, despite everything, to her fabled simplicity, and a courage to her lack of complications; even as the world was curdling around her, she insisted on the milk of human kindness." Recommended VIEWINGWith the 2019 Cannes Film Festival having now begun, a slew of trailers has arrived ranging from Ira Sachs collaboration with Isabelle Huppert, Werner Herzog's mysterious Japan set film, to French comedy auteur (and DJ!) Quentin Dupieux's new... horror film?!Rick Alverson's menacing, Jeff Goldblum led pic about a lobotomizing doctor gets its first stirring trailer ahead of a Us release.Recommended READINGJoanna Hogg by Eleanor Taylor for The New York Times.
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Will Aladdin Wish John Wick 3 Away from the Top of the Box Office?

Last weekend, John Wick 3: Parabellum finally managed to take down Avengers: Endgame for the top spot at the box office, taking in a better than expected $56.8 million. However, Mr. Wick's reign at the top will be short-lived, as another Disney movie is rolling into town in the form of the live-action Aladdin remake. Also arriving in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend will be Olivia Wilde's directorial debut Booksmart and the James Gunn-produced horror-tinged superhero flick Brightburn.

Aladdin, which is the latest in Disney's line of live-action remakes of animated classics, got off to a rocky start with its marketing campaign. Many were unsure of how to feel, to put it lightly, when it came to Will Smith's version of the Genie, the role made famous by the late Robin Williams. However, based on early reviews, it seems director Guy Ritchie managed to pull this one out.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Final Thoughts and Oh No, Hold Up, Wait: Is Bran a Mass Murderer? (Podcast)

‘Game of Thrones’ Final Thoughts and Oh No, Hold Up, Wait: Is Bran a Mass Murderer? (Podcast)
Now that we’ve had some time to reflect on “Game of Thrones,” we can all agree, whatever our thoughts on the finale may be, that Oh Wait What? Is Bran A Low-key Mass Murderer?

After a period of reflection, your three hosts — House Aaron, House Keith and House Tim — discuss the cinematic majesty of HBO’s series, which forever expanded the sweep and ambition of television and — okay, but seriously though, it seems like Bran Stark could have used his warg powers to stop Drogon from killing all those innocent people in King’s Landing, right? Right?

After much guessing as to how David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would conclude their epic tale, inspired by the novels of George R.R. Martin, it would seem that they choose to go out not with a bang, but a whimper. But make no mistake, it was their choice — a realization that after
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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker To Deep Dive Into Rey And Kylo Ren’s Connection

Perhaps one of the more intriguing subplots of The Last Jedi was the Force connection that spawned between Rey and Kylo Ren, who were able to communicate from opposite sides of the galaxy all throughout Rian Johnson’s Star Wars sequel. But it seems we’ve merely scratched the surface.

As part of Vanity Fair’s Episode IX blowout, it’s been confirmed that Rey and Kylo’s connection “runs much deeper” than we initially thought, strongly hinting that The Rise of Skywalker will involve Force projection in some capacity. Hell, if the lightsaber-wielding duo were able to strike up a remote conversation in The Last Jedi, there’s no telling what they’ll be able to do come December.

Here’s what Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver, had to say about this scintillating battle between the dark side and the light:

If you were the product of those two people,
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Spider-Man: Far from Home Is Most Anticipated Movie of Summer According to Fandango

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Spider-Man: Far from Home Is Most Anticipated Movie of Summer According to Fandango
Avengers: Endgame was definitely the most anticipated movie of the year. And technically it kicked off the summer moviegoing season, even though it was released in the spring. Now that it has come and dominated the box office, currently standing as the second biggest movie of all time both domestically and globally, it's time to look forward to the next big thing. So, what is the most anticipated movie of the summer? According to Fandango, it's the full-length post-credit scene for Endgame otherwise known as Spider-Man: Far from Home.

Now, technically, Summer doesn't officially begin until June 21, and some of these most anticipated movies are coming before that. But if Marvel had their way, summer would have officially kicked off in late April. So it's all how you look at these things.

Fandango, who claim to be the ultimate digital network for all things movies, revealed the results of its Most Anticipated Summer Movies Survey,
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Shazam! Star Zachary Levi Would’ve Loved To Play Deadpool

While it may have been eclipsed by the success of Avengers: Endgame, DC’s Shazam! was no slouch in its own right. David F. Sandberg’s take on the 80-year-old superhero was praised for its lighthearted tone and sense of fun, with our very own Matt Donato calling it “hilarious” and “heartfelt” in his review. Critics and fans alike were particularly fond of Zachary Levi’s performance as the eponymous character, and since a sequel is already in development, there’s a good chance moviegoers will get to see Levi on the big screen again.

Since the film’s release, fans have had a myriad of questions about Zachary’s career and last weekend, the actor made an appearance at MegaCon in Orlando, where he hosted his own panel, which featured a Q&A session with convention-goers. During the event, the star of Chuck answered a ton of questions from the audience,
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Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost Announce Their Engagement

Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” star Colin Jost and Avengers: Endgame star Scarlett Johannsson are now engaged after two years together. The couple has yet to be set for the wedding. For Johansson, this would be her third marriage, and she currently has a five-year-old daughter with her second husband, Romain Duraic. For Jost, this will be his first. […]

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Yes, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Box Office Was Massive, But It Fell Short of Expectations

Yes, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Box Office Was Massive, But It Fell Short of Expectations
After its fourth weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” is the biggest grossing domestic hit in more than three years with $771 million in North America. Its final achievement will be profound — but it also comes awfully early, as “John Wick 3” now holds the number-one spot. The Marvel movie’s April 25 release is not quite a month old, but unlike prior all-time hits, it’s no longer driving the most business.

Here’s where we stand, with some projections, records made, and context compared to other huge hits:

Final Domestic Gross: About $850 Million

No one can complain about $850 million. At a minimum, “Endgame” will be the second-biggest film in a decade that has seen the business turn itself over to blockbusters. It comes in an era in which comic-book titles, Marvel ones in particular, are a mature force. So while it’s a great gross, it’s less than what was anticipated after a
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Gorgeous New Spider-Man: Far From Home Posters Swing Onto The Web

With Avengers: Endgame disappearing from everyone’s rear view, it seems that the McU’s popularity level has reached an all-time high, and it looks like Marvel is looking to capitalize on the hype with Spider-Man: Far From Home. Even though the studio’s latest film is still chugging along in theaters (and is set to break the box office record for the highest-grossing movie of all time), fans are curious to see how the franchise will look moving forward.

In fact, Sony and Marvel have already shed some light on a few of the changes on the horizon, thanks to a rather spoiler-heavy trailer which debuted a few weeks ago. Not only did the new video reveal the existence of Mysterio and the Multiverse (though some fans are under the impression that the trickster is simply pulling the wool over S.H.I.E.L.D.’s eyes), but
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Tom Rothman On Tarantino’s Choice Of Sony Pictures And Why His 9th Film Is A New ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ – Cannes

Sony Pictures Entertainment Group Motion Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman was understandably in a very good mood after Tuesday night’s smash Cannes Film Festival world premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, one of his studio’s key hopes not only for this summer (July 26 domestic release) but also for Oscar season. In fact, when I caught up with him at the J.W. Marriott rooftop party at Terrasse by Albane, he already had changed into a T shirt under his tux jacket that figures into part of the film’s costume design (!).

Rothman told me the key reason Sony Pictures (after previous Tarantino film distributor Harvey Weinstein’s downfall) won the rights from writer-director-producer Quentin Tarantino, a fierce believer in the big-screen experience and a theater owner himself was his studio’s shared belief. “We are very, very committed to the theatrical experience,
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"Spider-Man: Far From Home" - New Images

Sneak Peek more new images, plus footage from "Spider-Man: Far From Home", opening July 2, 2019 in 3D and IMAX:

"...shortly after the events of 'Avengers: Endgame', 'Peter Parker', mourning the death of his mentor 'Tony Stark', goes on a school trip to Europe with his classmates.

"While abroad, he is recruited by 'Nick Fury' to team up with 'Quentin Beck', aka 'Mysterio', a master of trickery and illusion to battle the 'Elementals'...'

Directed by Jon Watts, from a screenplay by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, the new film stars stars Tom Holland as 'Peter Parker'/'Spider-Man',  Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Spider-Man: Far From Home"...

"Spider-man" Comic Books
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How Avengers: Endgame Caused A Huge Problem For Game Of Thrones’ Finale

The Internet is currently being flooded with Game of Thrones commentary – from Nsfw reactions to online petitions, you don’t have to look too hard to find the latest hot take about A Song of Ice and Fire and, more specifically, the way in which HBO’s saga wrapped up last Sunday.

No matter how you felt about the finale though – or even if you still haven’t made up your mind on it – may we direct your attention to Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, who’s now weighed in with his own thoughts on the episode and the season as a whole, stating that Avengers: Endgame presented a huge problem for HBO.

“I have a theory that I’ve espoused for the past 7 weeks, and it’s that #Avengers:Endgame near perfect sticking of their landing in regards to their finale presented a huge problem for #Got final season,” Liefeld tweeted.
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'Spider-Man: Far from Home' Tops Moviegoers' Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster

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Spider-Man: Far from Home topped Fandango's Most Anticipated Summer Movie Survey, voted upon by more than 2,000 moviegoers. The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe follows Tom Holland as the beloved web-slinging character, who heads to Europe after the game-changing epic Avengers: Endgame and discovers an entirely unexpected and exciting adventure. Disney's all-new live-action adventure The Lion King was named by moviegoers on Fandango as the most anticipated family...

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Post-Endgame McU: Marvel Characters We’d Most Like to See

Alana Joli Abbott May 22, 2019

As the McU enters a new phase, we highlight five Marvel characters we'd like to see take a major role post-Endgame.

This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. We have a completely spoiler free review of the movie right here.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t been shy about teasing characters from the comics that fans would love to see on the screen. Now that The Snap has been reversed and we know which characters have survived or come back, we can speculate on who we’ll see in future installments, and why their stories might be perfect for the expanding McU.

Here are five characters we'd most like to see get narrative prioritiy in the post-Endgame McU...

Monica Rambeau/Captain Marvel/Photon/Spectrum

We’ve already seen young Monica Rambeau in the McU, as she’s an important figure in Captain Marvel, both inspiring and
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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend

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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend
When Disney first released “Aladdin” in 1992, Bill Clinton was just settling in to the Oval Office, “Game of Thrones” wasn’t much more than a book idea percolating in the mind of author George R.R. Martin, and Johnny Carson was wrapping up his stint as “Tonight Show” host.

In some ways, 2019 feels like a whole new world. But Disney is hoping that even 27 years later, the prospect of seeing flashy musical numbers set to timeless tunes like “One Jump Ahead” and “Friend Like Me” will entice moviegoers young and old into theaters for an updated take on “Aladdin,” the story of a charming Arabian street rat who stumbles upon a genie’s magical lamp.

“There’s a lot of goodwill toward these characters,” said Jeff Bock, a media analyst at Exhibitor Relations. “I think it will work for families over Memorial Day weekend.”

Aladdin” is expected to earn a solid
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ to Feature Knights of Ren, Keri Russell and Richard E. Grant’s Roles Revealed

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ to Feature Knights of Ren, Keri Russell and Richard E. Grant’s Roles Revealed
Now that “Avengers: Endgame” has dominated the box office around the world, the next massive Hollywood franchise ender to arrive in theaters is “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Lucasfilm is touting the upcoming space adventure as the final installment in the Skywalker saga that George Lucas first started with the 1977 original, so it’s not surprising nearly everything about the film has been kept under lock and key. Fortunately, a sprawling new Vanity Fair cover story on “The Rise of Skywalker” lifts the curtain on a few mysterious details about the film.

Sources at Disney confirmed to Vanity Fair that the Knights of Ren will appear in “The Rise of Skywalker” after making their debut in “The Force Awakens.” A photo from the set shows director J.J. Abrams working with masked actors who are starring as the Knights of Ren. The scene appears to be shot in Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert,
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New behind the scenes images revealed for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

With the Marvel shaped hole that has appeared since Avengers: Endgame was released a certain set of film fans are now looking to the next instalment of the Star Wars saga to rebuild the excitement in the cinematic universe. So it’s only fitting that Lucasfilm has released a whole bunch of behind the scenes images from the upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker’ movie.

The images, which come via an exclusive preview to Vanity Fair, consist of two front covers featuring Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and Daisy Ridley’s Rey.

Photograph By Annie Leibovitz. Photograph By Annie Leibovitz.

The article takes the reader behind the scenes with director J.J. Abrams and the cast to discuss the last episode in the Skywalker saga. The story will follow the exploits of Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren and the rest of the gang fighting out there in that galaxy far,
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See Taylor Swift, Brendon Urie Perform ‘Me!’ With Giant Butterfly on ‘The Voice’

See Taylor Swift, Brendon Urie Perform ‘Me!’ With Giant Butterfly on ‘The Voice’
Taylor Swift and Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie performed their song “Me!” for just the second time live on the season 16 finale of The Voice. The two singers and their backing performers danced in front of a gigantic, bedazzled rainbow butterfly, with plenty of sparkles and technicolor swirls on Swift’s outfit to match.

Since released “Me!” as the (presumed) lead single to her upcoming seventh album, Swift has also performed the track with Urie live at the Billboard Music Awards. Despite some initial critical backlash towards the
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Sony Chief Tom Rothman on Quentin Tarantino, ‘Endgame’ Box Office and Why He’s Not Thinking About Netflix’s Oscar Chances

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Sony Chief Tom Rothman on Quentin Tarantino, ‘Endgame’ Box Office and Why He’s Not Thinking About Netflix’s Oscar Chances
If Tom Rothman is worried at all about whether Netflix films should or shouldn’t qualify for Oscars, he’s certainly not letting it be known.

“We’re in the movie and the movie theater business so the truth is, and this is an honest answer, I just don’t spend much time thinking about it,” the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman told Variety on Thursday in Cannes at the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” premiere afterparty.

What’s on his mind at the moment is Quentin Tarantino and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywoood.” Tarantino scrambled to finish the film in time to premiere — and compete — at Cannes.

“I said [to Tarantino], ‘If you’re happy and you’re ready, we’ll go. But if you’re not happy and you’re not ready we won’t go,’” Rothman recalled. “[Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux] was very understanding about that. In the end, Quentin
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Quentin Tarantino’s Spoiler Warning for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Was a Very Bad Idea — Analysis

Quentin Tarantino’s Spoiler Warning for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Was a Very Bad Idea — Analysis
Many filmmakers view themselves in opposition to the dialogue around their work, and often grow paranoid once it takes on a life of its own. For years, Quentin Tarantino has been a welcome contrast: A restless cinephile who values the discourse surrounding movies, he advocates for the process of engaging with the art form as much as creating it. By running a movie theater in Los Angeles and presenting restorations around the world, Tarantino may be one of the most famous film educators ever. In interviews, he has said that he would have been a film critic if filmmaking hadn’t found him first. This guy gets it.

But then came the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the imminent premiere of Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and a curious edict. Ahead of the 1969-set epic, in which Leonardo DiCaprio plays a fading movie star and Brad Pitt his devout ex-stuntman,
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