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Composer Marcelo Zarvos on his ‘love letter to Mexico City’ in ‘The Romanoffs,’ plus ‘Ray Donovan’ and ‘The Affair’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Composer Marcelo Zarvos on his ‘love letter to Mexico City’ in ‘The Romanoffs,’ plus ‘Ray Donovan’ and ‘The Affair’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“This episode is really a love letter to Mexico City,” reveals”The Romanoffs” composer Marcelo Zarvos. The music veteran was enlisted to score an installment of the Matthew Weiner-created Amazon anthology series, which follows a variety of people who believe they are descendants of the Russian royal family. Watch our exclusive video interview with Zarvos above.

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His episode, entitled “Panorama,” centers on a gossip columnist (Juan Pablo Castañeda) who falls in love with a mysterious American woman (Radha Mitchell) visiting Mexico City. The Brazilian-born composer says Weiner wanted “somebody who understood the flavor” of the region to write the score. But at the same time “the music is not scoring contemporary Mexico.” It’s really meant to reflect the main character, who is “a very idealistic, very romantic guy.” So Zarvos created a sound that was closer to “classical Latin American or Spanish music.
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Jett Slade on The Young & The Restless — Everything You Need to Know

The character of Jett Slade on The Young & The Restless was a mystery when he first appeared in March of 2019, but his portrayer, Gilbert Glenn Brown, may be familiar to some viewers. While this role marks his daytime debut, the actor has made numerous appearances in film and television. Devon Hamilton wanted to know what his sister, Ana Hamilton, was doing with all her money and suspected she was in serious debt. But after following her to a motel, he discovered that she was actually funding medical treatments for her father. And much to Devon’s surprise, her father turned out to be former R&B star Jett Slade! However, he is in poor health and needs constant care from his nurse, Elena Dawson. Devon invited them both to move into the penthouse with him and Ana, and Jett accepted. However, he has been reluctant to agree to Devon's suggestions
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Box-Office Weekend: Shazam! Dominates Again

For the second consecutive week, Shazam! held on tightly to the top spot on the Box-Office Weekend leaderboard. This week, the film’s second in release, the latest film in the DC Extended Universe, added $25.1 million to give it a two-week total of $94.9 million. The Zachary Levi-led film continues to perform will internationally as well, adding $35.9 million to give it a global two-week total of approximately $258.8 million.

The next two films on the countdown are two of the four new entries in the top ten this weekend. The first, the comedy Little, debuted in second place with $15.5 million. The second, the new version of Hellboy, brought in $12 million despite genuinely terrible reviews (the film currently sports a 14% rating on RottenTomatoes). Dropping from second place last weekend is the horror film remake Pet Sematary, which added another $10 million to give it a two-week total of $41.1 million. Just behind that, with
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‘The Best of Enemies’ Review

Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Nick Searcy, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr., Nicholas Logan, Gilbert Glenn Brown, Caitlin Mehner | Written and Directed by Robin Bissell

The Best of Enemies is directed by Robin Bissell and follows the intense relationship between Ku Klux Klan president C.P. Ellis and Black Rights activist Ann Atwater played by Academy Award Winner Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson, respectively. Bissell’s film doesn’t necessarily tread new ground in this now saturated genre, albeit much-needed conversation of cultural acceptance. However, The Best of Enemies is a gripping and deeply astonishingly poignant tale that showcases a truly outstanding performance from Taraji P. Henson, who is an absolute powerhouse and steals the entire show with a phenomenal in both a visual and verbal performance.

If you’re going into The Best of Enemies wanting a fresh take on racial tension in America,
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'Shazam!' stays top in North America as 'Hellboy' disappoints (updated)

Box office drops 25.6% against last weekend.

April 15 Update: Shazam! held on to its North American box office crown thanks to a confirmed $24.4m haul through Warner Bros, fending off a number two debut by Universal’s body swap comedy Little and a disappointing number three arrival by the Hellboy reboot.

DC Entertainment and New Line’s superhero adaptation Shazam! starring Zachary Levi stands at $94.2m and will cross $100m within days. The film, which reportedly cost $100m excluding P&A spend, stands at a solid $258.4m worldwide.

Universal’s comedy Little from super producer Will Packer starring Issa Rae, Regina Hall and youngster Marsai Martin,
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'Shazam!' stays top in North America as 'Hellboy' disappoints

Box office drops 25.6% against last weekend.

Shazam! held on to its North American box office crown thanks to an estimated $25.1m haul through Warner Bros, fending off a number two debut by Universal’s body swap comedy Little and a disappointing number three arrival by the Hellboy reboot.

DC Entertainment and New Line’s superhero adaptation Shazam! starring Zachary Levi stands at $94.9m and will cross $100m within days. The film, which reportedly cost $100m excluding P&A spend, stands at a solid $259m worldwide.

Universal’s comedy Little from super producer Will Packer starring Issa Rae, Regina Hall and youngster Marsai Martin,
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'Shazam!' stays top in North America as 'Little', 'Hellboy' score top three debuts

Box office drops 25.6% against last weekend.

Shazam! held on to its North American box office crown thanks to an estimated $25.1m haul through Warner Bros, fending off a number two debut by Universal’s body swap comedy Little and a disappointing number three arrival by the Hellboy reboot.

DC Entertainment and New Line’s superhero adaptation Shazam! starring Zachary Levi stands at $94.9m and will cross $100m within days. The film, which reportedly cost $100m excluding P&A spend, stands at a solid $259m worldwide.

Universal’s comedy Little from super producer Will Packer starring Issa Rae, Regina Hall and youngster Marsai Martin,
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Shazam Wins 2nd Weekend with $25.1M as Hellboy Bombs at the Box Office

Shazam! fell over 50% from last weekend and was still able to easily dominate this weekend's box office with $25.1 million. The DC movie has been receiving praise from fans and critics, who are excited about the lighter tone and family atmosphere. David F. Sandberg, Zachary Levi, and the young cast were able to put something honest and unique on the big screen, giving comic book fans something different from the genre.

Body-swapping comedy Little stars Regina Hall, Marsai Martin, and Issa Rae debuted at number two this weekend with $15.5 million, which was more than enough to take down the Hellboy remake. The Neil Marshall-directed movie took the third position and was only able to bring in $12 million for its debut after it was expected to make anywhere from $16 million to $21 million. However, the remake has been getting torn apart by critics, though some comic book fans were satisfied with the hard R-rating and action.
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The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.

The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.
As studios double down on franchises, sequels, comic books, and events that pull audiences into bigger-better-brighter cinemas, movies that cost less than $50 million look like an endangered species. Studios already find it tough to justify risky, original dramas — like F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which cost $28 million and grossed $206 million worldwide. Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley nurtured that movie, and fought to make it. But not every movie has such a passionate champion.

“Tons of projects never even get to the greenlight meeting,” said one senior studio executive. “We can’t make the P&L work. The physical business [DVD sales] is declining at a rate of 10-11 percent. The digital business is not growing enough to offset physical declines. And the growth of the international box office doesn’t translate to ancillaries.”

That’s when a producer who can’t get a studio movie made — like “Bird Box,
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The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.

The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.
As studios double down on franchises, sequels, comic books, and events that pull audiences into bigger-better-brighter cinemas, movies that cost less than $50 million look like an endangered species. Studios already find it tough to justify risky, original dramas — like F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which cost $28 million and grossed $206 million worldwide. Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley nurtured that movie, and fought to make it. But not every movie has such a passionate champion.

“Tons of projects never even get to the greenlight meeting,” said one senior studio executive. “We can’t make the P&L work. The physical business [DVD sales] is declining at a rate of 10-11 percent. The digital business is not growing enough to offset physical declines. And the growth of the international box office doesn’t translate to ancillaries.”

That’s when a producer who can’t get a studio movie made — like “Bird Box,
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10 Sam Rockwell Roles You Forgot About

There are certain criteria for being a Hollywood A-lister and nobody is crossing off items faster than Sam Rockwell. Host SNL? Check. Win an Oscar? Check. What's left on the list? How about a miniseries? Rockwell is about to star in the upcoming eight-part FX series Fosse/Verdon, playing notorious Broadway choreographer Bob Fosse. He also recently starred in the indie-drama film The Best of Enemies, in which he plays a white supremacist opposite Taraji P. Henson. Sam Rockwell is everywhere right now and shows no signs of slowing down.

Related: Everything We Know About Fosse/Verdon So Far

But this smooth-dancing, fast-talking cinematic firecracker wasn't always so recognizable. Once upon a time, Sam Rockwell was better known as "that guy in that movie." People knew him by face, recognized his talent, and yet he was never seen as a leading man until quite recently. Throughout his career, Rockwell has appeared
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‘The Best of Enemies’ Is Latest Proof Hollywood Needs a Better Approach to Stories About the Civil Rights Era

‘The Best of Enemies’ Is Latest Proof Hollywood Needs a Better Approach to Stories About the Civil Rights Era
For better or worse, race-reconciliation movies are a longstanding Hollywood tradition. The formula is often the same: Stories are set in the Civil Rights era — from the mid-1950s through the early 1970s — and center on black-white relationships, with a white protagonist who is transformed by a relationship with a black person. There are exceptions, but in the crudest cases, the black person in question is usually just a narrative device for an emotional arc built around the white character’s transformation. And “The Best of Enemies” is the latest proof that Hollywood needs to find new ways to tell these stories.

This problem has some precedents in Hollywood. Prior to WWII, seminal films like “The Birth of a Nation” (1915) and “Gone with the Wind” (1939) helped formulate popular misconceptions of the Reconstruction with ahistorical portrayals of the antebellum South. “Birth” director D.W. Griffith asserted that he was simply depicting the historical truth,
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Box-Office Weekend: Shazam! Makes DC Movies Fun Again

The unbelievable has happened, that is, a film in the DC Extended Universe has proven both critically and commercially popular. Shazam! performed above expectations, delivering a debut opening weekend of $53.5 million. The film, starring Zachary Levi, did well internationally as well, generating approximately $102 million to give it a worldwide opening weekend somewhere south of $160 million.

The horror film remake Pet Sematary debuted just behind Shazam! with $25 million, giving it the second-best performance on opening weekend for a Stephen King movie, just behind It (2017). The live-action version of Dumbo finished in third place with $18.2 million and a two-week total of $76.3 million. Just behind that adorable pachyderm was Jordan Peele’s horror film Us, which added another $13.8 million in its third week of release to bring its total to $152.4 million.

The second super hero—well, super heroine that is—Captain Marvel, raised its five-week total to $374.1 million with $12.7 million over the weekend
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Shazam! Electrifies the Weekend Box Office with $53.4M Debut

Shazam! Electrifies the Weekend Box Office with $53.4M Debut
Shazam! easily took down this weekend's box office with a heroic $53.4 million domestic debut. David F. Sandberg's first jump into the comic book genre has been getting good reviews from critics and DC fans are enjoying it just as much. The lighthearted take on the genre has quite a few twists and turns, leaving it wide open for a sequel, which will probably happen since the response to the first installment has been so strong. The movie was able to snag another $102 million overseas for a grand total of $158 million globally.

The Pet Sematary remake has also been getting positive reactions (though it received a C+ from CinemaScore), but it was still no match for Shazam! The R-rated horror movie was able to dig up $25 million this weekend, which is the second highest opening for a Stephen King adaptation behind Andres Muschietti's It ($123.4 million). Overseas, the movie was able to scare up another $17.5 million,
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Box Office Report For April 5-7

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each and every Sunday, expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, a new hero rises with Shazam!, while another high profile Stephen King adaptation hits in Pet Sematary. Both were expected to lead the way, though the former was the clear favorite to gross the most, over the latter and all other comers. How did the two offerings do, specifically? Let us take a look right now at just that… Soaring up to the top spot this weekend, with a nice haul to boot, was DC’s newest superhero movie Shazam!, which charmed audiences in a big way. $53.4 million worth of charm, to be exact. With strong buzz and positive word of mouth, this could actually have some decent legs too. Until Avengers: Endgame hits,
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‘The Best Of Enemies’ Is Another Unfortunate ‘Green Book’ Tale Of Redemption For White Racists

In a post-“Green Book” world, the controversial yet superficial tale of race relations and reconciliation that somehow won the Oscar for Best Picture, audiences have rightly had it with misguided, devaluing depictions on screen. Maybe employing the story of black exceptionalism and black oppression to examine a white man’s redemption and self-realization is maybe not the most thoughtful and sensitive approach, right? So, Stx Entertainment’s desegregation drama “The Best of Enemies,” released in the wake of that film and those mistakes, arrives awkwardly into theaters this week, relitigating the contentious Oscar win of “Green Book” and reopening old wounds.

Continue reading ‘The Best Of Enemies’ Is Another Unfortunate ‘Green Book’ Tale Of Redemption For White Racists at The Playlist.
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‘Shazam’ Does Its Magic as ‘Dumbo’ Deflates — Will It Be ‘Avengers’ to the Rescue?

‘Shazam’ Does Its Magic as ‘Dumbo’ Deflates — Will It Be ‘Avengers’ to the Rescue?
“Shazam!” topped pre-opening estimates with a #1 showing at over $53 million. Combined with a good foreign debut, that brought the kids-oriented D.C. title to close to $160 million. In most territories, the Easter holiday should help sustain grosses, especially with a strong A Cinemascore.

Stephen King remake “Pet Sematary” took second place with $25 million, also bettering predictions, while “The Best of Enemies” fell short with a $4.5 million take.

On average, it’s a good outcome for the three opening films. However, theaters saw an overall gross 10% lower than the same weekend last year, and the year-to-date gross continues to lag. Box office to date is $2.6 billion, compared to $3.1 billion this time last year.

Of course, we’re just 19 days away from the release of “Avengers: Endgame,” which is seeing colossal advance sales and has a real shot at setting an opening-weekend record. Yes, that will help, but last year’s “Infinity
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'Shazam!' Leads Weekend with $53M Debut; 'Pet Sematary' Digs Up $25M

'Shazam!' Leads Weekend with $53M Debut; 'Pet Sematary' Digs Up $25M
The weekend played out mostly as expected with the release of Shazam! from Warner Bros. and New Line securing the top spot in both the domestic and worldwide marketplace while Paramount's release of Pet Sematary scored the second largest opening for a Stephen King adaptation. Stx's The Best of Enemies, however, fell a bit below expectations as April is off to a solid start, but it won't be until the release of Avengers: Endgame at the end of the month that we'll be able to see whether this April will be able to challenge last year's record monthly grosses. At the top of the box office, Warner Bros.'s release of New Line's Shazam! delivered just above expectations with an estimated $53.4 million for a cumulative total that stands at $56.7 million once you add in grosses from the late March, Fandango special event. The film was well received by
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‘Shazam!’ Surges to $53 Million Box Office Opening

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Warner Bros./New Line’s “Shazam!” may not have a superhero with the name recognition of Batman, Wonder Woman, or Aquaman — but it showing box office superpowers with an estimated $53.4 million opening weekend from 4,217 screens.

When advance screenings held two weeks ago by Fandango are factored in, the domestic launch for David F. Sandberg’s superhero film comes in at $56.7 million, with $6 million coming from 405 domestic IMAX screens. That roughly matches the opening weekend for “Ant-Man,” another film with a superhero that had little pre-existing name recognition. Unlike “Ant-Man,” “Shazam” has been reported to have a much cheaper budget of $90-100 million, far lower than the $150 million-plus budgets of most superhero films.

With “Avengers: Endgame” coming in three weeks to blot out all blockbuster competition, “Shazam” needed to build strong word of mouth to get strong holds in the next two weekends. In that regard, it’s mission accomplished as
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‘Shazam!’ Shoots To Super $53M+ Opening, $56M+ With Previews; ‘Pet Sematary’ Purrs $25M – Sunday Am B.O. Final

  • Deadline
‘Shazam!’ Shoots To Super $53M+ Opening, $56M+ With Previews; ‘Pet Sematary’ Purrs $25M – Sunday Am B.O. Final
Sunday Am Update: New Line/DC’s Shazam! posted a solid hold on Saturday of $19.75M, -4%, putting its opening weekend at $53.45M. Add those Fandango $3.3M paid previews from March 23 and the DC superhero who was originally known as Captain Marvel has a running total of $56.7M. Shazam! flew in ahead of projections which were at $45M-$50M for the DC film. Warners knew it was working as they spotted heat on their social media diagnostics in recent weeks.

It was a bold move to date Shazam! in between Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel and upcoming April 26 release Avengers: Endgame, and to make this vintage DC property work, “we needed the movie to be its own best friend in terms of creating interest” Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich told Deadline this morning. That meant screening the movie in advance well in advance to create word of mouth.
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