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‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Lead 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominees

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Lead 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominees
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards, recognizing music in film, TV, video games, commercials, and trailers, today announced nominees for its 2018 edition. Among the nominates films are Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Quincy,” and more.

The ceremony will feature presentations, performances, and a special achievement award. Past honorees include Diane Warren, Smokey Robinson, and Glen Campbell.

Hmma nominations are selected by an advisory board and selection committee which includes journalists, music executives, music-media industry professionals comprised of select members of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Television Academy, the AMPAS Music Branch, Naras, and performing rights organizations.

The awards will be held at the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, Nov. 14. A portion of proceeds benefit Education Through Music – Los Angeles.

A list of the visual media nominees are below:

Original Score – Feature Film

Alexandre Desplat – “The Sisters Brothers” (Annapurna)

Carter Burwell – “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
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China box office: 'Project Gutenberg' stays top in disappointing week

‘Shadow’ climbs one place to second.

Following a rather disappointing weeklong National Day holiday, the second week of October (Oct 8-14) remained weak as it shrunk by 65.8% week-on-week.

The National Day titles continued to dominate the chart, with no new releases in the top five. Felix Chong’s Project Gutenberg, with Chow Yun Fatt and Aaron Kwok, topped again on $36.6m.

Its 15-day total of $133.9m has made it the eighth highest grossing local film of 2018 as well as the top grossing Hong Kong cop and crime thriller, surpassing 2016’s Cold War 2. But it is only about half of that
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Watch: Maisie Williams Joins Rooster Teeth’s Mecha Series ‘gen:lock’

Today at Rtx London, Rooster Teeth’s annual UK-based fandom convention, gen:lock creator and showrunner Gray G. Haddock announced the addition of Maisie Williams to the gen:lock voice cast, and released a third teaser for the show. Williams will voice “Cammie MacCloud,” a mischievous Scottish hacker with boundless energy, and the youngest recruit to the gen:lock program. In the teaser, the voice of David Tennant’s “Doc” discusses the backgrounds of two more gen:lock candidates: Williams’ “Cammie” and Koichi Yamadera’s tank driver, “Kazu Iida.” In gen:lock, …
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‘Happy Valley’ Producer & Red Founder Nicola Shindler To Become Studiocanal UK CEO

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Exclusive: Leading UK TV producer Nicola Shindler, founder of Red Production Company, is to become CEO of Studiocanal UK following the departure of long-time UK boss Danny Perkins.

Shindler will join from October 1 and will report to Studiocanal CEO Didier Lupfer. Maxime Saada, CEO of the Canal Plus Group and Studiocanal Chairman, just announced the hire to staff in London.

This is a semi appointment-from-within given that Vivendi-owned Studiocanal has owned a majority stake in Red since 2013. The highly-decorated Shindler will continue to oversee Red, where she has produced BAFTA-winning TV dramas including Happy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax. Her most recent feature was 2012 crime-drama Blood with Paul Bettany and Mark Strong.

In her new position at Studiocanal, Shindler will be tasked with setting up and running a new in-house film production arm developing British features. Studiocanal has a similar operation in France and is initiating the same in Germany.
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UK cinema admissions rise but box office receipts fall in first half of 2018

Admissions up 1.5% between January-June 2018 but total box office takings down by 2%.

Admissions to UK cinemas hit 85.5m in the first half of 2018, up 1.5% on the same period in 2017, according to the Cinema Advertising Association (CAA).

However, box office receipts for the UK and Ireland fell by 2% to £665.8m between Jan 5 – July 5, 2018, compared to the same 26 play weeks in 2017, based on figures provided by comScore.

The six-month period of January to June ended just before the cinema-going slump of mid to early July caused by World Cup fever and warm summer weather.

Disney has the two-highest grossing films of the year
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, from Thu Jul 12

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

The most up-to-date version of this listing is always here.

opening Jul 12-13 First Reformed Summer 1993 The Secret of Marrowbone (aka Marrowbone) I’m planning to see… Incredibles 2 Pin Cushion Skyscraper

2018’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today

now in cinemas Adrift Avengers: Infinity War Beast Black Panther The Breadwinner Coco Edie Even When I Fall A Fantastic Woman Finding Your Feet The First Purge Funny Cow The Greatest Showman The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society The Happy Prince Isle of Dogs I, Tonya Jeune Femme Lady Bird Leave No Trace Love, Simon Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms Mary and the Witch’s Flower McQueen New
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2019 Oscars: Best Animated Feature Predictions

There’s a wider range of indie movies joining the usual studio suspects in this year’s animation race. Disney/Pixar returns with “Incredibles 2,” Brad Bird’s superb advance on the original Oscar-winning 2004 superhero feature, while Disney Animation offers its own sequel to an Oscar-nominated original, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (November 21), and Universal/Illumination will try to make its return to awards contention with another Dr. Seuss adaptation, “The Grinch” (November 9).

Longer shots include Aardman’s stop-motion “Early Man” (Lionsgate) and two Sony Animation entries, sequel “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” from director Genndy Tartakovsky, and the Phil Lord & Chris Miller-produced “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (December 14), a likely holiday hit with a wild stylistic look directed by animators-turned-directors Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman and Peter Ramsey (“Rise of the Guardians”). Are Lord and Miller now considered worthy of Oscar contention, with experienced animators in the directors’ chairs?
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The Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)

The Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)
As we pass the halfway point of 2018, the avid movie-watchers here at IMDb have revealed their favorite films of the year to date.

Superheroes flew into the list of top movies of many here at IMDb, with Marvel blockbusters 'Black Panther' and 'Avengers: Infinity War' making our list of staff picks.

R-rated superhero sequel 'Deadpool 2' and the more family-friendly 'Incredibles 2' also proved popular.

The best scary movies of the year to date,according to IMDb staff, included tense thriller 'A Quiet Place' and horror film 'Hereditary.'

Action blockbusters were among our favorites of 2018 so far ,with 'Ready Player One,' 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,' 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' and 'Ocean's 8' making the cut.

Comedies that made us laugh most this year included 'Game Night,' 'Tag,' and 'The Death of Stalin,' while the romantic comedies we've enjoyed in 2018 so far were 'Love, Simon,' 'The Kissing Booth,' and 'Set It Up.'

As well as 'Incredibles 2,' animated movies that ranked highest with the team at IMDb included 'Isle of Dogs' and 'Early Man.'

How many have you seen? Click here to see the full list and add any outstanding movies to your Watchlist.

‘Annihilation’ Bows at No. 2 on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Chart

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Marvel’s “Black Panther,” distributed by Walt Disney Studios, topped both national home video sales charts the week ended June 2, marking its third consecutive week as the country’s top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

The sci-fi horror film “Annihilation,” a theatrical underperformer from Paramount Pictures, debuted at No. 2 on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart. According to Npd data, the film, which earned just over $32 million in U.S. theaters, sold 38% as many units its first week in stores as “Black Panther” did in the superhero film’s third week of availability.

Annihilation” stars Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh as members of a group of military scientists who enter “The Shimmer,” a quarantined zone of mutating landscapes and creatures.

Twentieth Century Fox’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow” slipped a spot on both charts to No.
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Polygram Snags Studiocanal Exec Daniel Inkeles As VP Of Film & TV

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Polygram Entertainment, the film and television unit of Universal Music Group, has hired former Studiocanal exec Daniel Inkeles as VP Scripted Film & Television. The division relaunched in February 2017 and is run by by David Blackman, Umg’s Head of Film & Television Development and Production, to whom Inkeles will report. He will be based in Santa Monica and will be tasked with spearheading scripted feature film and TV projects.

At Studiocanal, a sister Vivendi company to Umg, Inkeles served as VP International Production and Development, working recently on Aardman AnimationsEarly Man and the upcoming Liam Neeson pic Hard Power.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Daniel to Polygram Entertainment, where we’re working closely with Umg’s artists and labels to develop film and television projects that engage fans around the world,” Blackman said. “We have only scratched the surface of what’s possible and with Daniel’s help, we will
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Universal Music’s Polygram Entertainment Names Daniel Inkeles VP of Scripted Film & TV

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Polygram Entertainment, the film and television division of Universal Music Group, today announced that Daniel Inkeles has been named Vice President, Scripted Film & Television.

According to the announcement, in this newly created role, Inkeles will help accelerate scripted feature film and television projects. He will be based at Umg’s headquarters in Santa Monica and will work closely with the company’s labels, Universal Music Publishing Group, as well as media companies, digital partners and film and television studios and production companies. He reports to David Blackman, Umg’s Head of Film & Television Development and Production.

Polygram Entertainment’s mission is to produce film and television programs that provide deeper narratives and perspectives on recording artists, music and cultural events, according to the announcement. It most recently co-distributed, with Studiocanal, the Ron Howard-directed “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.” It is also financing and in production
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Exclusive: Nick Park would love to revisit Wallace and Gromit

Aardman Animation’s latest feature film Early Man received its home entertainment release in the UK this week, director Nick Park has been chatting about the film, as well as teasing the possibility of further adventures for his beloved characters Wallace and Gromit.

“I always miss Wallace and Gromit, they’re kind of part of my DNA really and I’d love to go back to them at some point,” said the Oscar-winner when asked about the possibility of him revisiting the duo. “It would have to be the right idea. I have a couple in the back of my head.”

Check out the full interview with Nick Park here…

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob, as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth
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‘Black Panther’ Continues Reign Atop DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

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‘Black Panther’ Continues Reign Atop DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts
Marvel’s “Black Panther,” distributed by Walt Disney Studios, held back a pair of newcomers to handily top the home video sales charts for a second consecutive week.

The top new release on Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended May 26 was 20th Century Fox’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow,” which debuted at No. 2 selling 22% as many discs as the returning superhero actioner.

“Sparrow” stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina who is forced into becoming a seductive secret agent after her dancing career is cut short due to injury. It earned $46.9 million at the domestic box office.

No. 3 on both charts was Warner’s “Game Night,” a comedy about a group of friends who are caught up in a life-and-death caper that they believe is an elaborate role-playing game. It took in $68.9 million at U.
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'Annihilation' Starring Natalie Portman Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Game Night Red Sparrow Early Man The 15:17 to Paris (Clint Eastwood-directed...
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Win Aardman’s ‘Early Man’ On Blu-ray™

Aardman and Studiocanal release Early Man – the new prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award®-winning director Nick Park and Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun The Sheep – on digital download from 21 May 2018 and on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Uhd from 28 May 2018. To celebrate, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray!

Shot in Aardman’s own distinctive style, the film will take audiences on an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny new characters voiced by an all-star British cast.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Academy Award®-winner Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Leading
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Win Early Man on Blu-ray

To mark the release of Early Man on 28th May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Academy Award®-winner Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Leading Dug’s tribe of lovable misfits is Chief Bobnar (Timothy Spall) who is joined by Treebor (Richard Ayoade), Magma (Selina Griffiths), Asbo (Johnny Vegas), Barry (Mark Williams), Gravelle (Gina Yashere), Eemak (Simon Greenall) and Grubup (Richard Webber). Maisie Williams voices Goona, the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends Dug and helps the tribe in their battle to beat the Bronze Age at their own game.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only
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Korea Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Wins Third Weekend

Korea Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Wins Third Weekend
Avengers: Infinity War” remained on top of the South Korean box office for the third consecutive weekend. The Marvel blockbuster earned $6.94 million between Friday and Sunday, accounting for 57% of the total weekend box office. That lifts it to a cumulative of $84.6 million from 10.1 million admissions since its Apr. 25 release.

Korean comedy, “Love+Sling” debuted on Wednesday and landed in second. Distributed by Lotte Entertainment, it earned $4.33 million from 537,000 admissions over five days. The debut feature of Kim Dae-woong depicts a father-son relationship disturbed when the son’s girlfriend develops a crush on the father.

Warner Bros. Korea’s local production, “Champion” slipped to third from the previous weekend’s second place. The drama earned $1.12 million from 137,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $8.43 million after two weekends on release.

Two animated features, “The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear” and “Early Man” took fourth and fifth, respectively. “Giant
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A Sequel To ‘Chicken Run’ Is On The Way From Aardman Animation

Hot off their success with the superb Early Man, Aardman Animation has announced that it will tackle a sequel to its hugely popular Chicken Run. The Hollywood Reporter says that StudioCanal and Pathe are backing the new project, which will roll into production 18 years after the original hit cinemas.

Sam Fell is directing the film.

The original movie still remains the highest grossing stop-motion animation of all time with a global haul of $225 million.

Related: Early Man review

The claymation adventure tells the story of an American rooster who falls in love with a gorgeous hen on a British farm. The couple decides to run away from the farm, but they must first contend with the evil farmer who is intent on keeping them under her control. The chickens decide to attempt an escape so they don’t get turned into chicken pot pies.

The news of the sequel was
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Stop-motion Leonardo Da Vinci movie The Inventor in development

Academy Award nominated writer of Ratatouille Jim Capobianco and producer Robert Rippberger have announced The Inventor, a stop-motion adventure film about the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

Capobianco, who is currently overseeing the animation on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, is set to direct the feature-length project, The Inventor, based off a script that he also penned, and it will be shot by Peter Sorg, whose credits as cinematographer include Early Man and Frankenweenie.

Alex Mandel, writer of the songs “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air” from Pixar’s Academy-Award Winning Brave, is attached to compose, along with animation veteran Don Hahn, as Executive Producer and Kat Alioshin, who has worked on Corpse Bride and James and the Giant Peach as the project’s Line Producer, all joining the team.

“The Inventor focuses on legacy, how you choose to live your life and how those choices influence others,
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Early Man Arrives on Digital May 15th and Blu-ray Combo Pack May 22th

Meet the team that rocked the Stone Age when Early Man arrives on Digital May 15 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand on May 22 from Lionsgate.

Meet the team that rocked the Stone Age when Early Man arrives on Digital May 15 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand on May 22 from Lionsgate. From Aardman, the award-winning tribe that brought you Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, and Shaun the Sheep Movie, this prehistoric romp tells the epic story of Dug the caveman and his goofy friends who challenge invaders to a game of soccer in order to win back their home. Perfect for the young and young-at-heart alike, the cheerful tale told in charming, well-crafted claymation is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and is full of “abundant delights”. Starring in the film are Oscar®-winner Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams
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