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Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dead at 91

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Jerry Lewis, an actor and auteur who was one of the most influential forces in American comedy, died Sunday morning at his Las Vegas. He was 91.

"Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home with family by his side," his family said in a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal writer John Katsilometes. No cause of death was announced.

In a career that spanned vaudeville, radio, television, film and philanthropy, Lewis established the persona of a manic, juvenile jokester, which belied darker, more self-lacerating elements below the surface, »

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'Hitman's Bodyguard' Tops Weekend with $21M+ Opening as 'Logan Lucky' Falls Short

12 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Lionsgate and Summit's action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard finished ahead of pre-weekend expectations and took the #1 spot at the weekend box office while WB and New Line's Annabelle: Creation scored a second place finish over its sophomore frame. The weekend wasn't too kind, however, to Bleecker's Logan Lucky, which did manage to finish third, but was unable to crack double digits from over 3,000 locations. As for the weekend overall, the top twelve narrowly escaped becoming the worst weekend of 2017 by less than $1 million by combining for $81.5 million. As of right now, this means the month of August is currently pacing 34% behind August last year while the summer season is pacing 12.8% behind last year. With an estimated $21.6 million, Lionsgate's release of The Hitman's Bodyguard finished #1 at the box office. This outperforms Mojo's pre-release forecast and is just a shade below historical averages for a film of this size and genre from Lionsgate. »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series Will Be ‘Recognizable as a Past Event’ to Readers, Says Screenwriter

19 August 2017 2:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Not much is known about the different “Game of Thrones” spinoffs in development in HBO, though it has been confirmed that all four are prequels and will feature no existing characters. Courtesy of an IGN interview with Jane Goldman, who’s writing one of the proposed spinoffs, we now know that hers will be “recognizable as a past event” to those familiar with Westeros.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-offs: George R.R. Martin Still Co-Writing Two of Them, But Nothing Will Be Ready for A Long Time

Though she emphasizes that she “can say absolutely nothing” in terms of plot details, the “Kick-Ass” screenwriter responds in the affirmative when asked if her spinoff will feature any magic or supernatural elements. Goldman is developing the show alongside George R. R. Martin, and says that she’s “had the pleasure of going to spend some time with him and working on things »

- Michael Nordine

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Warner Bros. Touts $1B ‘Conjuring’ Universe With ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Success

18 August 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

So many “universes” since the Marvel Universe brand. Universal touts its Monsters universe and yes, Warner Bros. has one, too, now. It’s call The Conjuring universe. After the successful box office launch of New Line Cinema's latest horror offering Annabelle: Creation, Warner Bros. just announced that James Wan and producer Peter Safran's Conjuring “universe” of films have reached the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box  office. Annabelle: Creation opened to $35M… »

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‘Super Troopers 2’ Lands Spring 2018 Release Date

18 August 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight has set an April 20, 2018, release date for “Super Troopers 2” — 17 years after the original.

Jay Chandrasekhar is directing the comedy sequel, as he did on the original. Filmmaking team Broken Lizard raised $4.4 million in a 30-day crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2015 that saw more than 50,000 contributors. It was one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns for a movie along with the $5.7 million raised by fans for the “Veronica Mars” movie starring Kristen Bell.

Donation incentives for “Super Tropers 2” on the first day included a producer title for $10,000, a speaking actor role for $10,000, a trip to the ballpark with the main actors for $15,000, and the patrol car to be used in the filming for $35,000. “Super Troopers 2” met the initial goal of $2 million (set by Fox Searchlight) in 26 hours.

Super Troopers 2” reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. The »

- Dave McNary

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John Boyega Hints Again at Possible Cameos by Princes William and Harry in ‘Jedi’

18 August 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Boyega has hinted again that heirs to the British throne Prince William and Prince Harry and actor Tom Hardy have cameos in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program Friday morning to promote Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” Boyega was asked about the rumors he fueled when last on the show – that the two royals had secret cameos in “The Last Jedi” as stormtroopers – and whether the princes had lines.

“I think they took that scene out,” Boyega said jokingly, then added: “I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man. They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this.”

The actor, who plays former stormtrooper Finn in the sequel trilogy, said questions had dogged him ever since the rumors first began circulating in April 2016, when William and Harry visited the “Jedi” set (pictured). “Every time I get »

- Robert Mitchell

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Game of Thrones Season 8 to Start Filming in October

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The eighth and final season of HBO's Game of Thrones will begin filming this October, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has revealed.

He said as much while promoting his newest film Shot Caller in an interview with Collider, revealing, "I knew what was going to happen for the first three seasons. After


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- Amanda Bell

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‘Game of Thrones’ recap: ‘Beyond the Wall’ is full of icy terrors and gripping action

21 minutes ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The penultimate episode of “Game of Thrones” season 7 begins innocently enough. “Beyond the Wall” opens with familiar tension among the men of Westeros. While venturing north of the Wall, the group bicker about their differences and debate family legacies. But after the deadly confrontation with the enemy, none of these characters will ever care […] »

- SamEckmann

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Everything to Know About the Night King, White Walkers, and Wights

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A complete guide to the deadliest enemy on Game of Thrones. »

- Hillary Kelly

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Kesha’s Rainbow Debuts at Number One on Billboard 200

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[ecstatic whistle note] »

- Halle Kiefer

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An Ode to Daenerys Targaryen’s Amazing Coat on Game of Thrones

43 minutes ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It is a truly glorious piece of outerwear. »

- Kathryn VanArendonk

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‘Game of Thrones': Everyone in Winterfell Has Secret Plans and We Don’t Know What They Are

53 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoilers ahead for “Beyond the Wall,” the Aug. 20 episode of “Game of Thrones”) In the game of thrones, you win or you die. In “Game of Thrones” Season 7, the most serious and potentially lethal intrigue is taking place between the Stark kids at Winterfell. The sixth episode of Season 7, “Beyond the Wall,” spends a lot of time with Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), who have less and less trust for each other. In the last episode, “Eastwatch,” Arya discovered a message Sansa wrote in Season 1 to her brother Robb (Richard Madden). In the latest episode, »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Game of Thrones Recap: Dragon Ex Machina

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

After a devastating tragedy, Daenerys and Jon move towards an alliance. »

- Nina Shen Rastogi

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Oliver Stone to Head Powerful Jury at Busan Festival

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oliver Stone, the ever controversial American-French director, has been named as president of the competition jury for the upcoming Busan International Film Festival. The Busan festival is no stranger to controversy.

Stone heads an impressive panel including Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (“A Time for Drunken Horses”), French cinematographer Agnes Godard (“The Dreamlife of Angels”), Philippines director Lav Diaz (“From What is Before,” “The Woman Who Left”), and Korean director Jang Sun-woo (“Lies”). They will judge a selection of Asian films in the New Currents section that represents the festival’s cornerstone.

Stone, who has credits including “Wall Street,” “JFK” and “Snowden,” has often criticized governments, greed, collusion and corruption. That matches the Busan festival’s stance.

The Busan festival is still in turmoil nearly three years after it stood up to political interference from city authorities, acting as proxies for a nationalist and now disgraced right-wing government. The aftermath of the festival’s decision to screen a »

- Patrick Frater

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A Tribute to the Wight in a Bag, a Crucial Player in Game of Thrones’s Latest Battle

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The wight in a bag is mostly here to wriggle. »

- Jackson McHenry

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‘Game of Thrones’ Delivers an Astonishing Episode of Ice and Fire

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not watched “Beyond the Wall” the Aug. 20 episode of “Game of Thrones.”

It’s not always easy to tell what’s happening in any given episode of “Game of Thrones,” but Sunday night’s episode “Beyond the Wall” was an exception. During the extra-long episode’s climactic finale, the Night King killed a dragon! And then hauled it out of the water, with the apparent goal of turning it into… a zombie dragon. The episode’s final moment shows us Viserion’s eye opening — to reveal creepy peepers that are the same icy blue as the White Walkers’ eyes. 

Never a dull moment in Season 7!

Beyond the Wall” is an involving episode, centering on Jon’s expedition north of the Wall to bring back a wight for the warring queens of Westeros. And yet it’s a confusing one, too. So much has happened so quickly that it’s »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Our 16 Biggest Questions About This Week’s Game of Thrones

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Are Dany and Jon going to hook up? What’s going on between Sansa and Arya? »

- Hillary Kelly

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China Box Office: 'Wolf Warrior 2' Becomes Second-Biggest Single-Market Film Ever After 'Force Awakens'

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Wolf Warrior 2 devoured the competition for a fourth consecutive weekend at the Chinese box office.

The runaway action phenomenon, starring and directed by Wu Jing, added $35.7 million, lifting its local total to an astonishing $768.5 million after 25 days. The blockbuster also climbed higher in the all-time record books, nudging aside Avatar ($760.5 million) to become the second-biggest film ever in a single market. Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned more from one territory (($936.7 million, North America).

Hong Kong-Chinese genre vehicle Paradox — the third film in Wilson Yip's Spl action franchise — came closest to unseating Wolf Warriors to date, »

- Patrick Brzeski

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‘Game of Thrones': Where the Hell Is Ghost, Jon Snow’s Direwolf?

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Some light spoilers for the August 20 episode of “Game of Thrones.”) It was an eventful week for Jon Snow, heading north of the wall with his elite squad to try to kidnap an undead wight. Well, not as elite a squad as it could have been, given that Jon’s direwolf Ghost was noticeably absent from this adventure. In fact, we haven’t seen him in season 7 at all! Ghost has seemingly gone Awol. He’s always been something of a free spirit on “Game of Thrones.” When he went north of the Wall with the Night’s Watch, Ghost spent a lot of. »

- Phil Hornshaw

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'Game of Thrones' Recap: The Walking Dead

1 hour ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"I felt like destroying something beautiful." From Fight Club's lips to the Night King's ears. (Does he have ears?)

The signature image of "Beyond the Wall" – the last episode of Game of Thrones Season Seven before its finale next week – is that of one of Daenerys's dragons (one of her children) gushing blood as it plummets, mortally wounded by a White Walker's enchanted icicle spears. "Beautiful" wasn't the first word that came to mind when Dany asked Jon Snow what he thought of these monsters last week, but that's what they are. »

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