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Danny Glover Rom-Com 'The Good Catholic' Picked Up By Broad Green, Pigasus

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Broad Green and Pigasus Pictures are partnering for the romantic comedy The Good Catholic.

Danny Glover and John C. McGinley star in the feature about a priest that has a crisis of faith when he falls in love with a woman. Zachary Spicer and Wrenn Schmidt also star in the movie from writer-director Paul Shoulberg, who drew on the true story of his parents -- a small town priest and a practicing nun.

Spicer, John Robert Armstrong and Graham Sheldon produced the feature, with David Anspaugh and Jordan Gershowitz executive producing.

Broad Green will distribute the film in select theaters »


- Mia Galuppo

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'Logan' Honest Trailer Enlists Ryan Reynolds to Pitch 'Old Man Deadpool'

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Honest Trailers is celebrating its 200th trailer with some Old Man Logan style.

Like legitimately great movies such as The Dark Knight before it, Honest Trailers admits it has trouble making fun of Logan, but it tries its best anyway — noting that instead of facing off against Sabretooth and the Silver Samurai, Logan (Hugh Jackman) must battle failing eyesight and other ailments of aging.

When the Honest Trailers narrator gets stuck with more things to say, he calls up Deadpool (guest star Ryan Reynolds) and attempts to bait him into mocking the movie. No dice.

"If Jackman doesn't get an »


- Aaron Couch

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Cast Reports for Duty on Vanity Fair Covers

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Vanity Fair has unveiled a new look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The cast suits up in a series of four covers released Tuesday in celebration of both the upcoming movie and Star Wars' 40th anniversary.

The covers were shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, who has been photograhing Star Wars casts for Vanity Fair since 1999's Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.  

Perhaps the most stirring cover features the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, while another cover shows the bad guys of the First Order, including the first photo of Captain Phasma »


- Aaron Couch

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Cannes: 'Room' Director Lenny Abrahamson to Tackle Ghost Story for Focus

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Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger, except for the U.K., France and Switzerland, where it will be distributed by Pathé. 

The new film from the Oscar-nominated director of Room is a ghost story that will star Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter. It begins shooting this summer in the U.K. for release in 2018. Lucinda Coxon, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Focus’ The Danish Girl, has adapted The Little Stranger from Sarah Waters’ 2009 novel of the same name. Set in a remote English village after World War II, the film revolves around »


- Gregg Kilday

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Cannes: Martin Scorsese Exec Produced Film 'A Ciambra' Nabbed by Sundance Selects

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Sundance Selects has acquired all North American rights to Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra, which premiered this week in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight program and was executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

The gritty coming-of-age film is Carpignano's follow-up to Mediterranea, which Sundance Selects also distributed. The movie focuses on a small Romani community in Calabria where a 14-year-old tries to step into his brother's shoes when the brother disappears and things start to go wrong.

Arianna Bocco, executive vp acquisitions and production negotiated the deal with Wme on behalf of the filmmakers. 

"Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra is a compelling and accomplished film," said Scorsese. "The world »


- Georg Szalai

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'Pirates of the Caribbean': Watch the Trailers for All 5 Films in the Franchise

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The five-part franchise began in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl. The first three films followed the adventures of William Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).

Based on a Walt Disney-themed ride, the movies take place in the 17th century, where pirates are free from the ruling powers of the British Empire, The Spanish Empire and The East India Company. The themes in the movies touch upon old legends centered around the sea. Along the way, the pirates run into fictitious creatures and ancient curses on their »


- Kara Haar

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Warner Bros. Bringing 'Justice League' Costumes, Promotions to Licensing Expo

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products is bringing the big guns to Licensing Expo 2017, with displays promoting this November's Justice League movie alongside the stand-alone Wonder Woman and Aquaman features. J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World and the ever-building Lego slate are among other projects to be represented.

Properties from multiple divisions within Warners will be on display during the event, including theatrical, animated and live-action television projects — including a number inspired by DC Entertainment's characters, including the CW's Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl, as well as the cross media DC Super Hero Girls. Also present, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the »


- Graeme McMillan

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Hollywood Remembers Roger Moore

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A number of Hollywood stars were quick to mourn Roger Moore on social media, taking to Twitter to remember the James Bond star who died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 89.

Moore's children announced the actor's death in a statement posted to his official Twitter account. It read in part, "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer."

Moore played James Bond in seven films: Live and Let Die (1973), The Man With the Golden »


- THR Staff

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'The Florida Project': Film Review | Cannes 2017

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Aside from having an exceptional gift for finding beauty in disenfranchised outsider existences, director Sean Baker also has a special feeling for female friendship — tracing the unlikely connection that develops between a porn actress and a lonely octogenarian widow in Starlet; the scrappy loyalty of two transgender prostitutes in Tangerine; and now in The Florida Project, the infectious joy and shared summer adventures of a pair of six-year-old girls living in neighboring budget motels, who create their own magic kingdom across the poverty line from Walt Disney World, Orlando.

The two sparkling recruits playing those roles, Brooklynn Kimberly Prince »


- David Rooney

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‘24 Frames’: Film Review | Cannes 2017

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Cinema is truth at 24 frames a second, taught Godard, and that might be the tagline for 24 Frames, the final film of Abbas Kiarostami, which he edited and mixed before his untimely death last July. Based on his work as a photographer, the film unfolds as a series of 24 numbered sketches, each offering the fixed frame view of a scene from nature. The sheer purity of the imagery is entrancing and puts it among his finest, most uplifting works. But it is neither narrative nor documentary, and many audiences will see it as more art installation than film, suggesting »


- Deborah Young

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'After the War' ('Dopo la guerra'): Film Review | Cannes 2017

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The tranquil life of a former left-wing terrorist from Italy who started anew in France is upended when the law preventing his extradition is unexpectedly lifted in the captivating drama After the War (Dopo la guerra). Moving back and forth between the man hiding out in the southern boondocks with his moody, France-raised teenage daughter and the morose mother and sister he left behind in Italy — and with both families clearly impacted by the actions stemming from the lead’s radical idealism several decades earlier — this is intelligent and emotionally accessible fare that fuses the individual and the political »


- Boyd van Hoeij

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Laura Poitras to Be Honored at AFI Docs

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Laura Poitras has been announced as the 2017 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree.

Poitras helmed the Edward Snowden doc Citizenfour and recently released her Julian Assange nonfiction feature Risk, a six-year project. Out of Cannes, it was announced that she will executive produce the Chelsea Manning doc, Xy Chelsea.

Past Guggenheim honorees include Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and Alex Gibney.

As previously announced, opening the Washington, D.C.-based fest is Bryan Fogel's Icarus, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and follows Russian "anti-doping" doctor Grigory Rodchenkov, who became a whistle-blower, detailing Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program that took place ahead of the »


- Mia Galuppo

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How 'The Temple of Doom' Changed the MPAA Ratings System

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When fans think of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the first scene that likely comes to mind is the removal of a still-beating heart during a human sacrifice while the Thugs worship the goddess Kali. 

It was graphic. It was scary. And more than anything else, it looked real. 

It was that moment — among other dark, disturbing images (think: sacrifice victim burned alive) in the second installment of the Steven Spielberg and George Lucas adventure series — that upset parents, who felt the film's PG rating from the Motion Picture Association of America was too lenient. Due to the outcry, Spielberg decided there »


- Ryan Parker

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Disney Seeks Dismissal of 'Zootopia' Copyright Lawsuit

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The Walt Disney Company is looking to cage a high-stakes lawsuit that accuses the studio of copying work to create the Oscar-winning animation film Zootopia. On Monday, Disney brought a motion to dismiss a complaint from Esplanade Productions and characterized the lawsuit as "just another example in a long history of plaintiffs coming out of the woodwork after a motion picture has achieved critical and financial success to claim credit — and proceeds — where none is due."

A California federal judge will decide whether Esplanade gets to move forward on its claim that Gary L. Goldman pitched work »


- Eriq Gardner

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Entertainment One Full-Year Earnings Fall on Film Business Restructuring

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Entertainment One on Tuesday posted lower full-year earnings, even as revenue rose, driven by a big write-down to revamp its film division to focus on digital content.

Pre-tax earnings at the Toronto-based studio, which trades on the London Stock Exchange, fell 22 percent to £37 million ($48.2 million) on one-time items, including a £20 million ($26 million) write-down to overhaul its film business.

Full-year revenue rose 35 percent to £1.08 billion ($1.4 billion), driven by strong growth in TV and family division revenue, including a contribution from the previously acquired Mark Gordon Company, producer of Designated Survivor.

"It »


- Etan Vlessing

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'Montparnasse Bienvenue' ('Jeune femme'): Film Review | Cannes 2017

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A young woman — or jeune femme as the French title helpfully notes — tries to make something of her life in Montparnasse Bienvenue, the admirably free-flowing debut feature from writer-director Leonor Serraille. Set in the Parisian Left-Bank neighborhood of the title and made with an almost entirely female crew, this loose-limbed, character-focused film is a celebration of a red-haired free spirit that, however, doesn’t skimp on life’s darker sides. Its Cannes Un Certain Regard berth should launch the film’s international festival career, while adventurous distributors, especially in Francophile territories, will want to take a look as well. As an added bonus, »

- Boyd van Hoeij

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Cannes Holds Moment of Silence in Wake of Manchester Attack

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A champagne reception that was to be held on Tuesday in Cannes to celebrate Pixar's Cars 3 has been canceled following the deadly bombing in Manchester Monday night. 

The event was to be held in the Carlton Hotel, but a statement from representatives for the Pixar event, issued midday, announced its cancelation. 

"In the wake of last night's tragic attack, and out of respect for the casualties and all of those impacted, we are not moving forward with today's promotional activities," it said.

Just after that, the Cannes festival issued its own statement, saying it "would like to express its »


- Alex Ritman,Georg Szalai

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'Baywatch': Film Review

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Andy Warhol got it wrong. It’s not that everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes; it's that all moderately successful, mediocre television shows are destined to be reborn as feature films. The latest example of the distressing trend attempts to wink knowingly at its inspiration. But a character acknowledging that the proceedings resemble an “entertaining but far-fetched TV show” isn’t enough to make Baywatch anything more than the cynical cash grab that it is.

That the film’s guiding creative ethos was apparently to push the envelope and go for an “R” rating becomes painfully clear. The endless profusion of »


- Frank Scheck

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Priyanka Chopra Reassures 'Baywatch' Viewers of Raunchy Content, Female Appeal

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Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and the cast of Baywatch indulged in some good, clean fun Monday night at a special screening of the Paramount film in New York City. Despite plunging necklines on the red carpet and “cadaver penis” jokes onscreen, the actors reassured the public that the reboot isn’t too raunchy for fans of the original series.

“Yes, it’s an R-rated comedy, but hey, it’s about time we saw a good penis in a movie!” Alexandra Daddario told The Hollywood Reporter at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema. Kelly Rohrbach also shot down the notion: “Can anything be too raunchy in »


- Ashley Lee

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Why Former 'Baywatch' Star David Hasselhoff Is Big in Germany

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The love affair between David Hasselhoff and the Germanic people has, for three decades now, been one of the great riddles of global pop culture.

Why, of all American entertainers, does the 64-year-old Baywatch and Knight Rider star so entrance the citizens of Deutschland? And not so much as an actor but as a singer? There’s even a joke about it in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie: Chris Pratt’s character remembers how as a child he used to fantasize that his father was David Hasselhoff, but he never saw him because he was always — cue rimshot — »


- Benjamin Svetkey

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