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'Kingsman' and 'LEGO Ninjago' Ready to Add to September's Record Pace
September 2017 is currently pacing 15.6% ahead of 2016 with a calendar gross of $467.3 million, putting the month on a record pace, $48 million ahead of where 2015 was at the same time period before delivering $626.4 million, the largest September calendar gross ever. Almost half of September's total at this point is thanks to Warner Bros. and New Line's It, which is looking to do strong numbers again this weekend, but will fall from its #1 perch after two straight weeks on top. Debuting in wide release this weekend is Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle and it should have enough juice to take the weekend top spot while Warner Animation Group's The LEGO Ninjago Movie is looking to finish in the runner-up position. Entertainment Studios' is going social with the R-rated horror Friend Request debuting in just over 2,500 theaters and likely to finish in the top five (albeit with minimal returns) while Roadside Attractions is »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
Tom Hanks’ ‘Money Pit’ Mansion Gets Renovated, on Sale for $5.9 Million
The house that Tom Hanks struggled to keep together in “The Money Pit” is now on sale for $5.9 million, hopefully without a raccoon in the dumbwaiter. According to its listing on Sotheby’s, the house, which was built in 1898 and is located in Lattingtown, New York, has a six-car garage, eight fireplaces, eight bedrooms (including a four-room master suite), and is described as “A Stately Estate Lovingly And Meticulously Restored To Modern Turnkey Eminence.” Also Read: Tom Hanks Is Set to Star in and Produce 'a Man Called Ove' Adaptation But when the middle-class couple played by Tom Hanks and Shelly. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Tom Hanks to Star in, Produce 'A Man Called Ove' Movie
21 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Hanks is attached to star in the project and will produce with his Playtone banner partner Gary Goetzman. Rita Wilson, Hanks' wife and frequent producing partner, is also producing along with Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, it was announced Thursday. Nicastro hails from SF Studios, one of the companies behind the upcoming tennis drama Borg vs. McEnroe. He also executive produced the Swedish-language adaptation.
The 2012 book by Fredrik Backman told the tale of a cantankerous widower who seems to revel in his bitterness and loneliness even as his »
- Borys Kit
‘Brawl In Cell Block 99’: Vince Vaughn & Don Johnson Talk Praise “Genius” Director Craig S. Zahler
In “Brawl in Cell Bock 99” Vince Vaughn plays Bradley Thomas. With a cross tattooed on the back of his skull, and impressively added muscle tissue to his physique, Vaughn’s transformation is a harrowing but impressive feat for the 47-year-old actor best known for his comedic roles in “Old School” and “Wedding Crashers.”
Bradley, the violent, but honorable man he plays in the film is sentenced to seven years for selling drugs, and is then blackmailed by none other than 72-year-old Udo Kier, and is forced to cause as much damage to get transferred to the incarceration hell that is “Red Leaf.” The warden of that prison is played by none other than Don Johnson who runs the place like a psycho bent on behavioral punishment.
- Jordan Ruimy
‘Queers’ Trailer: Alan Cumming Looks ‘Carol’ Great in Period Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creator Mark Gatiss — Watch
There’s nothing more delightful than watching Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman revel in all of that cheeky queer subtext on “Sherlock.” We have the show’s out creator, Mark Gatiss, to thank for it. Gatiss is ditching the undertones for overtones in “Queers,” a new short series commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act (sic), which partially decriminalized sex between two men in the U.K. Featuring performances from Britain’s brightest out actors, such as Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, and Russell Tovey, each episode is written by a different prominent Lgbt writer. BBC America released a first trailer for the series today, and it’s flecked with all sorts of period costume magic.
According to the BBC, the show is a series of monologues from different figures throughout the fifty years, using inspiration from 1957’s Wolfenden Report, the HIV crisis and the 1967 Sexual Offence Act itself. »
- Jude Dry
The 25 Best Female Movie Performances of the 21st Century
Much has been made about the dearth of strong female roles in contemporary cinema, and the problematic depictions of women in many recent movies, but the past two decades have provided plenty of counterexamples. While the onus is on writers and directors to craft strong female characters, the actresses themselves bring these figures to life, and they’re often the main reason we keep being drawn back to these works.
In no particular order, our favorite — and we’d like to think the best — female performances of the 21st century.
Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” begins with a laugh that catches in your throat: A wide-eyed cat looks off-screen to the screams of a man and woman in apparent orgiastic bliss. Then comes the cutaway, which reveals a far more nefarious incident: Middle-aged Michéle (Isabelle Huppert), in the process of getting raped by a masked assailant on the floor of her home. »
- Eric Kohn, Kate Erbland, Michael Nordine, Jude Dry, Jamie Righetti and Zack Sharf
‘DuckTales’ Review: Fun and Feminist Premiere Gives Margo Martindale Another Chance to Shine
After the delightful “DuckTales” movie pressed reset on the adventures of the familiar feathered characters from the ‘90s, the actual series debuts in earnest on Saturday morning with a pair of episodes that give a little more time to the supporting characters. Only the first was given to critics for review, and although “Daytrip of Doom!” is a little bit more domestic and mundane in scope — a trip to Atlantis every week would be a bit much — the spirit of adventure is still strongly present and intact.
The series premiere spotlights a trio of strong female characters: Webby Vanderquack (Kate Micucci), Mrs. Beakley (Toks Olagundoye), and Ma Beagle (guest star Margo Martindale). Even though the episode runs a mere 22 minutes, it manages to actually reveal surprising depths to each character.
Read More:‘DuckTales’ Review: Nostalgic, Adventure-Filled Reboot Is All It’s Quacked Up to Be
In particular, Webby in the original series was timid, »
- Hanh Nguyen
San Sebastián: Alicia Vikander on ‘Submergence,’ Modern Love and Women in Cinema
In an early flashback in “Submergence,” Wim Wenders’ latest film starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, McAvoy’s James More, a British spy, jogs manfully past Vikander’s Danielle Flinders on a romantic Atlantic beach in France.
He suggests lunch. And that is about the last time in their courtship and seduction that he, a prototype man of action, really makes the moves. It’s Danny who keeps him waiting for lunch, because of her work, moves their table conversation from professional to personal, squeals “chicken!” when she has opened her hotel bedroom door and he doesn’t react, pulls him gracefully into her bedroom; and leads in their foreplay.
That, Vikander said presenting the film at San Sebastian with Wenders, was however par for the course for modern love. “Maybe for a young generation that is reality in the sense that it can be both ways. It’s about personality not gender.”
- John Hopewell and Jamie Lang
Showtime to Develop a Series from Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Upcoming Novel
It seems that the entire Clinton family has been busy writing. As part of the continual blending of entertainment and politics, former U.S. President Bill Clinton is collaborating on a novel with bestselling author James Patterson called The President Is Missing. Today, Showtime announced that they have acquired the rights for the book in order to make it a TV series. Set for publication in 2018, "President Clinton and Patterson tell the startling story of a sitting U.S. president’s disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know – generating a … »
- Allison Keene
Tom Hanks Has Found His Next Movie, And It's A Remake
‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’: Nadji Jeter on Bringing Miles Morales into the Spotlight
Some spoilers ahead for the upcoming episode of Marvel's Spider-Man. Marvel's Spider-Man has already introduced a bunch of fan-favorite heroes and villains from the pages of Marvel Comics, even if not all of them have super-powers or colorful costumes just yet. For Miles Morales, that's about to change. Fans of the character, a relatively recent addition to the Spider-Man canon, have already met Miles this season as one of the youngest and brightest students at Horizon High, but this weekend's episode is going to give him a whole new dimension. Nadji … »
- Dave Trumbore
Chris Evangelista’s Favorite Movies of All Time
Hello, /Film readers. It is I, Chris Evangelista. You may (or may not!) be familiar with my writing here, as I’ve been contributing to /Film since April. But now I’m part of the staff, and I’m very excited about that. I’m also very excited to tell you my 15 favorite movies. Some of these movies […]
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- Chris Evangelista
The Sex Doll Prank Channing Tatum Pulled On Taron Egerton On The Kingsman 2 Set
Mel Gibson’s ‘The Professor And The Madman’ Runs Nearly 3 Hours As Legal Woes Continue
On paper, there’s no reason why “The Professor And The Madman” shouldn’t work. An adaptation of the great book by Simon Winchester, it tells the story behind the creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary by Professor James Murray (played by Mel Gibson), whose work became complicated thanks to the participation of Dr. W. C. Minor (played by Sean Penn), an inmate at an insane asylum.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Terminator 6 Will Ignore A Prior Movie, According To Arnold Schwarzenegger
Martin Scorsese is Teaching an Online Filmmaking Course, and You Can Sign Up Now — Watch
You’ve learned screenwriting from Aaron Sorkin and the art of comedy from Steve Martin, now MasterClass is inviting you to learn filmmaking from Martin Scorsese. That’s right, the iconic director will be teaching an online film course with over 20 installments in early 2018, and you can enroll right now by heading over to the MasterClass website.
Scorsese has offered up insights into his filmmaking process in interviews in the past, but the MasterClass online series is bound to be one of the most informative lessons in Scorsese’s outlook on directing. The Oscar winner is currently in production on “The Irishman” in New York City. According to MasterClass, the online program will feature Scorsese “sharing his insights into the history of film and filmmaking.”
Read More:How Martin Scorsese Will Save Filmmaking From Extinction
“I was excited by this project because it gave me a chance to pass down my »
- Zack Sharf
Rian Johnson Wraps ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Without Any Production Drama
While the rest of the Star Wars cinematic universe is busy shuffling directors and release dates, Rian Johnson has quietly been putting the finishing touches on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The drama-free production has now come to a complete and final finish, as celebrated by Johnson and his crew, and further confirmed over social media. The eighth installment in the Skywalker Saga is well and truly locked, so fans can almost certainly expect a new trailer ahead of the film's December 15th release date. Rey (Daisy Ridley), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Finn (John Boyega), Rose (Kelly Marie … »
- Dave Trumbore
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Forced Matthew Vaughn to Rethink His ‘Flash Gordon’ Remake
- Matt Goldberg
‘1922’ Trailer: The Dead Don’t Stay Dead In Latest Stephen King Adaptation
As a Stephen King agnostic myself, I have remained largely indifferent to the ubiquity of King-related film and television content this year. This hasn’t been easy, as 2017 is angling — as aggressively as possible — to be the Year of Stephen King. I feel as though I’ve been bombarded with promos for (and breathless articles about) “The Dark Tower,” “It,” “The Mist,” and, to a lesser extent, “Mr.
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- Eli Fine
Daily Podcast: What It’s Like To Visit A Film Set, Superman, Peele, Christmas Story, Disneyland
On the September 22, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson to talk about the latest news, including a three-hour cut of Superman: The Movie, Jordan Peele’s new tv series, and A Christmas Story live casting. At the Water Cooler, we’ll talk about Murder on the Orient Express and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland, and in The Mail Bag we’ll take […]
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- Peter Sciretta
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