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'I, Tonya': Margot Robbie Wore Four Permed Wigs to Turn Into Tonya Harding

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I, Tonya hair and makeup team faced in transforming actress Margot Robbie into the spitting image of infamous figure skater Tonya Harding was the equivalent of a triple lutz, triple toe loop.

Harding herself became notoriously recognizable thanks to her controversial rise — and widely publicized downfall. The 1991 U.S. Women's Figure Skating champion and the first American woman to land a triple axel in international competition, Harding was later banned for life from the competitive sport after pleading guilty to conspiring to hinder the prosecution »

- Carolyn Giardina

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'Valerian' Leads EuropaCorp to Post $83 Million Loss

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Financial results show the scope of the disaster that was Valerian: The City of a Thousand Planets for Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, with the company posting a half-year loss of $83.1 million.

The company attributed this loss to the poor performance of Valerian, as well as other underperforming films including Tom Hanks starrer The Circle.

It included a write down of films not yet released for $5.5 million, and what it termed “the impairment of the intangible asset relating to the distribution of films” for $15.3 million as a result of the failure of its Red joint venture distribution company with Relativity. »

- Rhonda Richford

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Common and Diane Warren Say "Stand Up for Something" in 'Marshall' Anthem

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Marshall serendipitously came together at 35,000 feet. Songwriter Diane Warren had channeled '60s soul anthems to pen the track for Andra Day (who also appears in the film), but craved another element to make it modern. "I told Andra's manager that Common would be the dream," she recalls. "Less than a week later, I was on a plane to Sundance, and he was sitting right behind me!"

Warren and Common wrote their lyrics before and after Trump was elected, respectively. "Who knew how timely it »

- Ashley Lee

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Terry Crews Signs With UTA

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Five weeks after firing Wme, Terry Crews has signed with UTA.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star dropped his former agency Nov. 9 in connection with his revelation that high-ranking agent Adam Venit allegedly sexually assaulted him at a party in February 2016. The then-motion picture head, who did not represent Crews, grabbed him by the genitals, according to the actor. Crews has filed a lawsuit against both Venit and Wme, claiming that the agency failed to adequately address the assault, and he continues to discuss the matter on his Twitter account. (Wme demoted Venit and suspended him »

- Rebecca Sun

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Oscars: How Top VFX Pros Brought Baby Groot, Wonder Woman's Golden Lasso to Life

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Superhero fare — from Thor to Justice League and Logan — swept the visual effects shortlist Dec. 4, while tentpole sci-fi projects, such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Blade Runner 2049, also were well represented. THR took a dive into how the VFX teams created some of this year's most imaginative effects, including the beasts, aliens and other out-of-this-world creatures that filled their stories.

This story first appeared in a December stand-alone issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.


- Carolyn Giardina

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'Ferdinand': Meet the Voices Behind Each Animated Character

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Ferdinand, from the creators of Ice Age and Rio, tells the story of a gentle bull who is taken from his human family and forced to join a Spanish bullfighting ring. Voiced by John Cena, Ferdinand goes on a journey to escape and return home with the help of a mix of bulls, hedgehogs and a goat. 

Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Anderson and more voice Ferdinand's animal friends in the film, along with original music from Nick Jonas

Below, read more about the cast of Ferdinand, which will hit theaters Dec. 15. 


- Kirsten Chuba

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Lionsgate's 'Wonder' Lands China Release Date

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Lionsgate's sleeper hit Wonder has landed a theatrical release in China.

The family-friendly drama, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, is set to debut in the Middle Kingdom on Jan. 19. The local release will be handled by state distributor China Film Group, with Tik Films and Joy Pictures providing promotional support.

Directed by Stephen Chbosky, Wonder is an adaptation of R.J. Palacio's acclaimed novel about a young boy with a facial deformity who attends a mainstream school for the first time.

After picking up a rare A+ CinemaScore, the film has earned an outstanding $103 million in »

- Patrick Brzeski

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What Order Should Kids Watch 'Star Wars'?

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It's one of the more controversial film debates of all time. How should a young viewer first travel to a galaxy, far, far away?

Do you start with 1977's A New Hope and just watch the movies as they were released in theaters? Or perhaps chronologically from The Phantom Menace on (even if that means risking prequel boredom)? There are arguments for both sides, but it doesn't end there. Heat Vision has surveyed a number of fans to break it down.

Theatrical release order (IV, V, IV, I,II,III, VII, Rogue One, VIII)

This is the most popular option, with people pointing out that beginning with Episode I would kill part of the experience.<br »

- Dylan Schuck

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Zendaya, Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman Join James Corden for Tense 'Crosswalk The Musical'

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The very amenable cast of the P.T. Barnum musical drama The Greatest Showman graciously agreed to participate in the latest edition of "Crosswalk: The Musical" with James Corden on Thursday night (Dec. 14). But suffice it to say that Zendaya, Zac Efron and Barnum himself, Hugh Jackman, weren't too pleased with the Late Late Show host's diva-like displays as they tried to dodge traffic while singing show tunes on New York's streets.

Jackman, a song-and-dance man with a bit of experience on the Great White Way, was more than willing to share some of his ideas with Corden, who inexplicably kept referring to the actor as »

- Gil Kaufman, Billboard

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Michael Wolff: Why Rupert’s Really Splitting Up the Family Business

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At least since he nearly went bankrupt in the early 1990s, Rupert Murdoch has been obsessed with handing his business to his children. He has navigated this course through vast turmoil in the media industry, multiple marriages, frayed family dynamics, occasional signs of shareholder rebellion at such family entitlement in a public company, and even the resistance of his own children. He seemed to have succeeded in this quest — elevating his oldest son, Lachlan, cajoled back from Australia, and his youngest, James, miraculously rehabilitated for his part in the phone-hacking scandal in the U.K., to the top of his »

- Michael Wolff

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Why Disney Should Add Fox's Fanfare Back to 'Star Wars'

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Here’s a magic trick. I can make you hear something just by reading four words: 20th Century Fox fanfare.

If you’ve seen a movie in your lifetime, chances are your head is now filled with snare drums, timpani and orchestral horns. There’s also a fair likelihood that after that 20-or-so-second score drifts away into the foggy ether of your mind that another tune might creep in on its heels: the Star Wars theme.

Perhaps no film score in history is as iconic, and certainly no studio’s opening credit tag evokes such visceral reaction as that of Fox’s short march. The »

- Patrick Shanley

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London Film Festival Head Clare Stewart Taking Year-Long Sabbatical

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Clare Stewart, head of festivals for the British Film Institute and the artistic director of the BFI London Film Festival, is taking a year-long sabbatical from her position. 

In her absence, announced Friday, a management reshuffle will see Tricia Tuttle, currently deputy head of festivals and the head of the Lgbt-focused BFI Flare, become interim artistic director, while head of business and industry Anne-Marie Flynn will become the festival's interim managing director. 

Stewart has headed up six London Film Festivals, helping transform the event and bring about dramatic audience growth by reinventing the program, shortening the festival, adding U.K.-wide screenings »

- Alex Ritman

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'Star Wars' Fans Left Fuming As Sound Problems Hit Screening of 'Last Jedi'

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After months of waiting and hours of queuing, Star Wars fans at one AMC theater in Burbank, CA. were left fuming after technical problems at a screening on Thursday night left them watching pictures with no sound. 

There was near pandemonium at AMC Burbank 16, as fans who had settled in to be one of the first people to see Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi suddenly had their enjoyment cut short due to sound problems. With seemingly no improvement, and the theater not choosing or unable to restart the movie, fans began streaming out to the lobby to complain to management according »

- Abid Rahman

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Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks Compare Trump Administration to Nixon's at 'The Post' Premiere

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The Post, Steven Spielberg’s thriller about The Washington Post’s attempts to publish the Pentagon Papers, which exposed government deception during the Vietnam War, premiered Thursday in a similarly scandalized Washington, about a mile from the newspaper’s former headquarters, where much of the action is set.

Released as critics of the Trump administration draw parallels with President Richard Nixon’s efforts, portrayed in the film, to impugn newspapers working to expose White House secrets — the film is exceptionally timely.

That’s no accident. Spielberg made it in just nine months after reading the script in what he said was a bid to »

- Dan Friedman

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Macau Film Festival: 'Hunting Season' Wins Best Picture

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Hunting Season, the debut feature of Argentinian filmmaker Natalia Garagiola, was the big winner Thursday evening at the Macau International Film Festival, taking home the best film prize during a splashy awards ceremony in the former Portuguese colony turned Chinese sin city.

French director Laurent Cantet, chair of the event's competition jury, praised the film for the "precision of its directing" and its "fluid style and construction."

A taught family drama, Hunting Season explores the strains between a father and son who struggle to connect amidst the wilds of Patagonia.

"The film deals with subjects both difficult and delicate: mourning »

- Patrick Brzeski

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Oscars: Academy Unveils Foreign-Language Film Shortlist

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The Academy on Thursday announced the nine films that will compete for a nomination for the best foreign-language film Oscar.

The shortlist includes a number of expected entries, like Ruben Ostlund's Swedish art-world satire The Square, which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and the Russian drama Loveless, about a divorcing couple searching for their missing son and directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, which won the Cannes Jury Prize.

But it also has some striking omissions: Angelina Jolie failed to earn a nomination for her film First They Killed My Father, which was submitted by Cambodia and »

- Gregg Kilday

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