'All Eyez on Me' Prompts Journalist to Admit Having "Embellished" Tupac Articles
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
‘The Big Sick’ reviews: It could follow in Oscars footsteps of rom-coms like ‘Four Weddings and Funeral’
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
‘Okja': iPic Theaters to Offer Vegetarian-Only Menu for Netflix Movie
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
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Dawns With $85M Through Friday, $48M In China – International Box Office
Update, writethru after 10:07 Am post: Rolling out in 41 overseas markets this weekend, Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight has clocked an estimated $85M through Friday, according to the studio. That includes $47.9M (Rmb 330.76M) from China which, in that market, is 69% above Transformers: Age Of Extinction's June 27, 2014 bow in local currency. Par puts the opening day for Last Knight at No. 3 for an import ever in the Middle Kingdom (including Thursday’s midnight… »
Mark Wahlberg Doesn’t Think Michael Bay Is Going To Quit ‘Transformers’
In the past week both Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay announced that after this weekend’s “Transformers: The Last Knight,” they were both done with the franchise. However, when it comes to the director, we’ve heard this before. After the past couple of “Transformers” movies, Bay had said he was done smashing robots together, only to come back and do it again. And if you don’t think he’ll quit the toy franchise, you’re not alone.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ Opens Against Sundance Hit ‘The Big Sick’ This Weekend – Specialty B.O. Preview
Two big festival films go head to head this weekend in limited release. Focus Features' The Beguiled, which debuted last month in Cannes will open on both coasts via Focus Features. Sofia Coppola won Best Director in Cannes for the feature, which stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. The Big Sick by Michael Showalter and starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival in January… »
‘The Leftovers’ & ‘Fargo’ Star Carrie Coon Joins Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’
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.
- Charles Dean
Box Office: ‘Transformers 5’ Stumbles With $8.1 Million Thursday
“Transformers: The Last Knight” is looking very creaky as it lumbers towards its opening weekend.
The fifth film in the robots series picked up $8.1 million on Thursday, bringing its domestic gross to $23.7 million after two days of release. At this pace, “Transformers: The Last Knight” will just top $60 million in the the first five days of its release. That’s a dramatic slide from the $100 million that the most recent installment, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” racked up over its first three days of release when it hit theaters in 2014.
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It’s also a sign that the long-running franchise, which kicked off a decade ago, may be showing its age. It joins the likes of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Alien: Covenant” in the ranks of film series that are running out of steam this summer.
Like the previous films, this »
- Brent Lang
‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Aims for Production in 2018
The much anticipated “Downton Abbey” movie project is moving forward, with the big screen adaptation of the period series set to head into production next year.
The series, which follows the lives of an aristocratic English family, ended its six season run on ITV in the U.K. and PBS in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and the producer of the show, Carnival Films, and its studio owner, NBCUniversal, have frequently spoken about making a “Downton” movie.
- Stewart Clarke
Movie Talk: New Rumors Surface about ‘Han Solo’ Shoot
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Mad Max In Barstow? Man Channeling The Action Character Arrested For Illegal Weapons
In a case of life imitates art, a man dressed like — and claiming to be — the action antihero Mad Max was arrested in the California desert last night. Big deal, you say? That guy done up like the Joker was busted twice in Florida last month, right? Well, this dude took things to the next level. Jack Lee Ernest, 39, was riding a quad on Old Highway 59 in Barstow at about 11 Pm Thursday when a San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputy tried to pull him over. But Ernest tried to ride… »
First ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Reactions Praise a Hilarious Teen Movie Spin on Spidey
There's a new web-slinger in town and with the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming just around the corner, the first critical reaction to the Spidey franchise reboot have landed online. After the unprecedented deal between Marvel and Sony, Tom Holland's spin on the iconic comic book hero made a crowd-pleasing debut in Captain America: Civil War and with Homecoming, the latest incarnation of Peter Parker takes center stage in a key franchise starter for Sony, with a series of follow-up films including Venom and Black Cat and Sable to be at least somewhat connected to … »
- Haleigh Foutch
Bradley Cooper Films ‘A Star Is Born’ Scene At Glastonbury; Johnny Depp Makes Encore Appearance
You might have heard an A-list Hollywood actor who moonlights as a guitarist got in some hot water onstage at England’s Glastonbury Festival on Thursday. Well, another hit the boards tonight, though there was no apology necessary for Bradley Cooper’s onstage appearance. The Oscar nominee was there to film a scene for A Star Is Born, the Warner Bros remake due he’s doing with Lady Gaga that’s out in September 2018. Cooper strapped on an electric guitar and “performed”… »
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: 12 Things You Didn’t See In The Stunning Season Finale
Are you fully gagged? After a season of may highs and lows and a stable of queens that might not have been fully ready for prime time, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” pulled out an epic finale that shocked everyone in attendance and showed “Lip Sync Battle” how you can slay without choreographed dancers and big sets.
Note: Spoilers ahead. If you have not watched the season finale you have been warned.
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- Gregory Ellwood
Spider-Man: Homecoming Has Screened, Here’s What Critics Think
Spider-Man: Homecoming has now screened in front of critics, reporters and other lucky folks. Here are some of the early reactions pouring in about the movie. »
‘The Originals’ Ep on Hope, Sacrifice, and What Season 5 Might Bring
The Season 4 finale of The CW series The Originals was both heartbreaking and heartbreakingly beautiful, with some bonds even further sealed while others were ripped apart. There were tears of sorrow and joy, as everything this season has been leading up to reached some level of emotional conclusion, and it left some really exciting possibilities open for Season 5. During Part 2 of this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider (you can read Part 1 here), showrunner Michael Narducci talked about what he wanted to leave open for future storylines, what he’s excited to see play out … »
- Christina Radish
Wait, Did The Last Knight Subtly Kill Off A Major Transformers Character?
Is it possible that Transformers: The Last Knight subtly killed off one of the series' major characters from years back? Read on for our take. »
Tubelight review – Salman Khan's stuttering charm offensive
Three years ago, few could have predicted that Salman Khan – Bollywood’s somewhat incredible hulk, then mired in career controversy – would eventually devote himself to issuing humanitarian statements in film form. This curious turn into mid-career community service began with 2015’s summer mega-hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan, in which the star sought to build bridges between India and Pakistan; it continued through last year’s biopic Sultan, where an ageing action man pondered how best to use his muscle. In new release Tubelight, the charm offensive stutters: with its pitifully glib pleas for peace, this 1960s-set mushfest makes Culture Club’s low-barring The War Song sound as though it was written by Ajp Taylor.
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- Mike McCahill
Quiz: Why Are These TV Characters Wearing Eyepatches?
Test your knowledge to see if you remember why these characters have one eye covered. »
- Hanh Nguyen
‘Power’: When Starz Began Targeting African-American Viewers, It Paid Off With More Ratings and Subscribers
“Power,” which returns for a fourth season this Sunday, continues to be perhaps the most-watched TV series that the industry still isn’t talking about. But they should be.
Last year, the Starz drama was the second-most watched series on premium cable (behind “Game of Thrones”), according to the network’s data – which cumed more than 8 million viewers per episode via multiple platforms.
Credit for the show’s – and Starz’s – success goes to tapping into an African-American audience that has traditionally been underserved by the pay cable networks.
“The secret weapon is targeting audiences that are voracious watchers of television,” CEO Chris Albrecht said, “and would like to have something on there that is targeted toward them and is high quality.”
Read More: ‘Power’ Trailer: Ghost Heads to the Slammer in Season 4 Sneak Peek
- Michael Schneider
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