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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ First Reactions: ‘Total Home Run’

17 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spider-Man: Homecoming” won’t have any trouble getting a date to the big dance: Early reactions hit the internet on Friday evening, and many in the superhero film press are deeply enmeshed in its charming web. “#SpiderManHomecoming gets it right. It’s gets it All right. It is the greatest, funniest, most exciting Spidey movie. A total home run,” tweeted Cinemablend’s Sean O’Connell after a New York City media screening. #SpiderManHomecoming gets it right. It's gets it All right. It is the greatest, funniest, most exciting Spidey movie. A total home run. — Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) June 24, 2017 Film critic Mike Ryan from Uproxx. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘Okja': iPic Theaters to Offer Vegetarian-Only Menu for Netflix Movie

23 June 2017 12:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix and iPic Theaters have teamed up to offer an all-vegetarian menu for screenings of “Okja,” Bong Joon Ho’s Cannes favorite about a giant pig and the young girl who loves the creature. “Okja” centers on Mija, a defiant child who attempts to rescue her best friend — an enormous but seemingly gentle pig-like creature named Okja — from the clutches of a large corporation that wants to harm her. Also Read: 'Okja' Star Tilda Swinton on How Ivanka Trump Inspired Her Role as 'Daughter of a Different Dubious Dynasty' The menu will offer an array of meatless dishes, »


- Ashley Eady

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Rises To $93M In China – International Box Office

2 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

2Nd Update, Saturday Am: Contrary to domestic, Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight is on track to top the opening of Transformers: Age Of Extinction at the international box office. Although the studio is not providing an update today, as Friday estimates came in late yesterday (see below), the unofficial Saturday in China puts the Michael Bay pic at about $93M there so far. That sets it up for an Fss Middle Kingdom bow of around $130M (including previews)… »


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‘The Big Sick’ reviews: It could follow in Oscars footsteps of rom-coms like ‘Four Weddings and Funeral’

23 June 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Could “The Big Sick” be one of the year’s earliest Oscar contenders? True, 2017 is nearly half over, so it’s hardly the earliest acclaimed film of the year, but studios usually aren’t in an Oscar frame of mind until the fall, when they start releasing their weightiest biopics, historical dramas, and other such genres that […] »


- Daniel Montgomery

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‘The Leftovers’ & ‘Fargo’ Star Carrie Coon Joins Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’

23 June 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Carrie Coon has made quite a name for herself on the small screen recently. Her roles in “Fargo” and “The Leftovers” are putting her in the Emmy discussion. Now, it seems, she’s ready to make that transition to the big screen, and she’s signed up for her next big film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coon will soon begin production on “Widows.”

Widows” is based on the 1980’s British TV series about a group of armed robbers who are killed during a heist attempt.

Continue reading ‘The Leftovers’ & ‘Fargo’ Star Carrie Coon Joins Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ at The Playlist. »


- Charles Dean

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'All Eyez on Me' Prompts Journalist to Admit Having "Embellished" Tupac Articles

23 June 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Journalists are supposed to be factual. Then again, copyright law doesn't protect the naked recitation of historical facts. Alas, a quandry showcased in a new lawsuit against Lionsgate, Morgan Creek and others associated with All Eyez on Me, the biopic about the late rapper, Tupac Shakur.

In a complaint filed on Friday in New York federal court, Kevin Powell claims the movie infringes upon several of his articles for Vibe Magazine published in the 1990s. But again, if Shakur's life events are in the public domain, how does a journalist possibly get around copyright limitations to sue filmmakers who tread similar »


- Eriq Gardner

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Edgar Wright Gives a Very Diplomatic Answer for Why He Left Ant-Man

6 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

What could’ve been. »


- Devon Ivie

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‘Jaws on the Water’: Alamo Drafthouse to Host ‘Dive-In’ Screenings on a Lake, as if the Movie Isn’t Already Scary Enough

57 minutes ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You’ve probably seen “Jaws” before, but have you ever seen it while floating in a lake? Alamo Drafthouse is once again offering seaworthy viewers the chance to do just that this summer, with several screenings in Austin’s Lake Travis throughout the end of June and all of July. People are so excited about (and scared of) the event that Twitter even devoted one of those newfangled Moments to it.

Read More: Alamo Drafthouse Officially Coming to Los Angeles in 2018

Also part of the “Jaws on the Water” dive-in screenings: “Jaws 2,” albeit for one night only; “Jaws 3,” likewise as a one-off; and even “Jaws: The Revenge.” There’s swag as well, because of course there is, including a shark tube and a “Jaws” glass from Mondo featuring artwork by one Kevin Tong. We’re gonna need a bigger gift shop.

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- Michael Nordine

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The Stakes and Scope of ‘Westworld’ Are Going to “Increase Dramatically”

1 hour ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Season two of Westworld begins this July. The next chapter in Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy‘s series won’t pick up exactly where season one left off. There’s going to be a bit of a time jump, but of course, we’ll see the effects of what unfolded in the season one finale. According to Lisa Joy,  the stakes and […]

The post The Stakes and Scope of ‘Westworld’ Are Going to “Increase Dramatically” appeared first on /Film. »


- Jack Giroux

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Netflix Introduces Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories, Because Deciding What to Watch Isn’t Hard Enough Already

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A wealth of possibilities breeds dread, but that doesn’t stop us from endlessly browsing Netflix in search of something new to watch. The streaming giant is now making that both easier and more difficult with the introduction of interactive movies and shows that essentially function as choose-your-own-adventure stories, like the just-released “Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale.”

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The story will include such life-or-death decisions as “should these bears be friends or foes?” and be geared toward kids. Netflix’s announcement of the new concept says that it’s in keeping with the company’s goal of bringing “something completely new to Netflix that pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the way you engage with it”; should this go well, one hopes movies and shows not meant for kiddos will make »


- Michael Nordine

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Dan Harmon Explains ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Delays in Lengthy Twitter Thread

2 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

For a certain sect of animation fans, Dan Harmon fans, and general miscreants with a taste for pitch-black comedy, the delay in Rick and Morty Season 3's release has caused quite a bit of an uproar. The reasons for this are maddening to say the least, as the amount of people who seem to believe Harmon and co-creator Justin Roiland owe them quick turnaround and a full season of perfect episodes that don't stir any of their myriad hang-ups is frankly stunning. Even after they threw everyone a bone and released the season 3 premiere … »

- Chris Cabin

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‘Fargo’ Star Carrie Coon Boards Steve McQueen’s Heist Drama ‘Widows’

2 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Fresh off her excellent turns as police chief Gloria Burgle in the third season of FX’s Fargo and as Nora Durst on HBO’s The Leftovers, actress Carrie Coon is the latest to join the superb cast of director Steve McQueen’s upcoming heist movie, Widows. Read all about the Carrie Coon Widows casting below. McQueen, who hasn’t directed a movie since […]

The post ‘Fargo’ Star Carrie Coon Boards Steve McQueen’s Heist Drama ‘Widows’ appeared first on /Film. »


- Ben Pearson

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‘Wallace and Gromit’ Pays Tribute to Peter Sallis, Voice of the Cheese-Loving Wallace — Watch

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Following the sad news that Peter Sallis has taken his last grand day out, the folks behind “Wallace and Gromit” have paid tribute to the departed actor. Sallis voiced the human half of the duo from its inception until 2010, including four short films (“A Grand Day Out,” “The Wrong Trousers,” “A Close Shave” and “A Matter of Loaf and Death”) and the feature film “Curse of the Were-Rabbit”; his gentle voice is one of the beloved stop-motion series’ most distinctive traits. Watch the video below.

Read More: Peter Sallis, Voice of Wallace in ‘Wallace and Gromit’ Series, Dead at 96

“At the time when I did it, I didn’t think this is going to make cinema history” he says as clips of the cheese-loving Wallace play. “But six years later in 1989, when the phone went and he said, ‘I finished it,’ I thought, ‘Oh, it’s only taken him six years. »


- Michael Nordine

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Keanu Reeves Gives a Dramatic Pitch for ‘The Bad Batch’ with Ana Lily Amirpour

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In Ana Lily Amirpour’s “The Bad Batch,” Keanu Reeves plays The Dream, the slick ruler of a post-apocalyptic encampment called Comfort, where social rejects party late into the night. He’s one of a few key characters in a dramatic story that finds Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) escaping an encampment of cannibals led by Miami Man (Jason Momoa) before she falls in love with him. With a bit part for Jim Carrey as a mute desert hermit and violent confrontations that leave you wondering who the real hero is, the movie offers a lot of entry points for discussion. That was evident on its opening night at New York’s IFC Center, when Reeves made a surprise appearance for the Q&A and found himself in the unexpected position of pitching the movie.

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- Eric Kohn

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Wonder Woman Actor Confirms A Major Character Twist

3 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The supporting characters are hardly the focus of Wonder Woman, but it looks like a major twist involving one of these guys was hiding under our noses the entire time. Hit the jump to learn more. »

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Corey Stoll Reflects on Playing Brutus in ‘Julius Caesar’: ‘Doing the Work of an Artist Has Become a Political Act’

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You’ve no doubt heard a lot about Shakespeare in the Park’s production of “Julius Caesar,” but lost amid the canceled sponsorships and phony outrage is the fact that Corey Stoll of “House of Cards” and “Ant-Man” was playing Brutus. As the man who actually betrays the Donald Trump–like Caesar, Stoll is in a unique position to comment on the controversy.

He’s done just that in an insightful essay for Vulture, going out of his way to underscore something that anyone who’s actually read “Julius Caesar” already knows: “The play makes it clear that Caesar’s murder, which occurs midway through the play, is ruinous for Brutus and his co-conspirators, and for democracy itself.”

Read More: ‘Julius Caesar’ Isn’t Enough: Why Tasteless Art Will Never Defeat Donald Trump

“A nontrivial percentage of our liberal audience had fantasized about undemocratic regime change in Washington,” he explains. »


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This Week in Animation: ‘Lego Ninjago Movie’ Poster Drops; David Oyelowo Joins ‘The Lion Guard’

3 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In This Week in Animation News, I’ll take a look at the previous week in the world of animation in order to get you caught up on everything you might have missed. It’s your one-stop shop for news regarding cartoons, anime, and animated web series. We’re talking movies, TV shows, digital shorts, and everything in between! For the big screen, we saw the arrival of a new poster for The Lego Ninjago Movie, heralding a new trailer that's sure to come before the fall release date. And although Batman and Harley Quinn is coming to … »

- Dave Trumbore

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Movie Trivia Schmoedown: Matt Atchity vs. Tim Franco

3 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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‘All Eyez on Me’ Sued for Copyright Infringement for Allegedly Lifting ‘Fictional Characters and Re-Worked Narratives’

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The list of people who aren’t happy with “All Eyez on Me” continues to grow. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a journalist by the name of Kevin Powell is going even further than Jada Pinkett Smith and 50 Cent, as he’s actually filed a copyright lawsuit alleging that the Tupac Shakur biopic lifted “fictional characters and re-worked narratives” from a series of Vibe interviews he conducted with the slain rapper.

Read More: Mc Hammer Defends ‘All Eyez on Me’ as an ‘Excellent Portrayal of My Loved One’

“While some of the content in these articles was factual,” reads the filing, “some portions of the article were changed or embellished by Plaintiff.” That’s crucial to Powell’s case, because if “All Eyez on Me” did in fact use his interviews — especially the parts that deviate from fact — then it essentially adapted his work without crediting him.

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Set Photo Shows Off a Familiar Ride

3 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Yesterday, we learned that the official title for Jurassic World 2 is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Now a set photo has surfaced that shows off a vehicle that should look very familiar to any fans of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 movie that kicked off this franchise. Take a look at the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom set photo below. […]

The post ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Set Photo Shows Off a Familiar Ride appeared first on /Film. »


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