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Box Office: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Dominates With $40 Million

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is heading for a solid $40 million opening weekend at 4,003 North American sites, estimates showed Saturday.

The third weekend of horror blockbuster “It” continues to scare up impressive business with a projected $30 million at 4,007 locations, followed by the launch of Warner Bros.’ animated comedy “The Lego Ninjago Movie” with about $21 million at 4,047 locations — well under recent forecasts. Still, with three films over $20 million, the overall box office represents a continued rebound for the movie business following a dismal late summer.

Independent horror movie “Friend Request” is showing little traction in its launch weekend with an estimated $2.2 million at 2,550 venues. Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Stronger,” a biopic on Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, is opening with a moderate $1.6 million at 574 sites for Roadside Attractions.

Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is performing in line with expectations, two years after “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” The sequel brings back original stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth »


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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is Officially Finished, Rian Johnson Celebrates With a Photo

22 September 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is officially done. It may seem like that’s coming down to the wire for the film’s December 2017 release date, but it’s par the course for a blockbuster film that requires so many visual effects to wrap its post-production process around this stage. Now it’s only a matter of time before we get […]

The post ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is Officially Finished, Rian Johnson Celebrates With a Photo appeared first on /Film. »


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Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ With Lady Gaga Moves To Summer 2018

22 September 2017 12:04 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For his directorial debut, you gotta given Bradley Cooper some credit for swinging for the fences. He’s behind the camera for Warner Bros. long developing remake of “A Star Is Born” and not only is he behind the camera, he’s in front of it too. If that’s not enough Lady Gaga is taking co-starring role, and writing and performing original songs for the film too.

Continue reading Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ With Lady Gaga Moves To Summer 2018 at The Playlist. »


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‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Sequel Adds David Sakurai

22 September 2017 11:18 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Danish-Japanese actor David Sakurai is set for Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them sequel, the second film in J.K. Rowling's five picture Harry Potter prequel series. David Yates is at the helm once again, along with star Eddie Redmayne as Newt ScamanderJohnny Depp as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, and franchise newcomer Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore. The film opens in 1927, a few months after magizoologist Scamander helped to unveil… »


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‘The President is Missing’: Showtime Adapting Bill Clinton & James Patterson’s Thriller Novel Into a TV Show

21 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

2013 was a big year for fictional movie thrillers involving the President of the United States, with Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down both blasting into theaters within three months of each other. Those were simpler times when movies about the president didn’t pale in comparison to the hellish nightmare of the behavior of the actual […]

The post ‘The President is Missing’: Showtime Adapting Bill Clinton & James Patterson’s Thriller Novel Into a TV Show appeared first on /Film. »


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'I, Tonya' Gets 2017 Awards-Qualifying Release Date (Exclusive)

22 September 2017 11:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

I, Tonya, Craig Gillespie's hilarious and devastating Tonya Harding biopic, is officially joining the race to the 90th Oscars, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The film will open in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 8, with a platform rollout that will continue into January.

The film, which stars Margot Robbie (who also is one of its producers), had its world premiere on Sept. 8 at the Toronto International Film Festival, where, three days later, it became the fest's highest-profile acquisition, selling to Tom Quinn and Tim League's Neon for $5 million (over an even larger bid by Netflix).

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Meghan Markle’s Ex-Husband Trevor Engelson Developing Show About Being Left For A Royal

6 hours ago | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Meghan Markle’s ex-husband, Trevor Engelson, is apparently using his real life as inspiration. Fox gave a put pilot commitment to a new half-hour single-camera comedy written and executive produced by Danny Zuker and produced by Melvin MarJake Kasdan, Christine Gernon, Dan Farah and Engelson, Et confirms. As first reported by Deadline, the show’s logline is as follows: “Divorce […] »


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‘Orville’ Ratings Fall To Earth Without NFL Lead-In, ‘Zoo’ Finale Down From 2016

22 September 2017 11:08 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In what is the calm before the storm of fall premieres that will hit the small screen next week, Thursday saw a demo win for Fox as Gotham (1.0/4) returned and The Orville (1.1/4) debuted in its regular slot. Moving from its long-held Monday perch to Thursday, the fourth season of the Batman backstory series opened down double digits from its Season 3 opener of September 19, 2016. Declining 17% among adults 18-49 from the fast affiliates of last year's debut, Gotham was… »


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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Wraps Post-Production, Says Rian Johnson

22 September 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Star Wars is over. Or, at least, the latest episode is.

Director Rian Johnson took to Instagram to reveal that post-production on Star Wars: The Last Jedi has officially been completed, 19 months after shooting began.

Accompanying a shot of the post-production team on the movie, Johnson wrote, "Aaaand that's a wrap on the hardest working post production team in the galaxy. Going to miss sitting in dark rooms with these goobers."

It's also a wrap of Johnson sharing Instagram teases of the post-production process on the movie, which have included shots of explosions, space bears »


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Donald Trump Attempts To Get Last Word in National Anthem Debate… As If

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

Amidst scorn from athletes, sports fans and celebs, President Donald Trump isn’t backing down from comments he made Friday night calling for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be fired. In fact, the Potus doubled-down (or is it tripled-down) on his stance. “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect…. our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, You’Re Fired. Find something else to do!” he tweeted Saturday. If a player wants the privilege. »


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Fuller House Creator Admits Defeat in Years-Long Quest to Get the Olsen Twins on the Show

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“They just don’t seem interested in coming.” »

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Charles Bradley, Soul Singer, Dies at 68

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

Acclaimed soul singer Charles Bradley who released his first album at the age of 62, died Saturday following a long bout with cancer. He was 68. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Charles Bradley. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” the singer’s rep announced. The Facebook post continued: “Mr. Bradley was truly grateful for all the love he’s received from his fans and we hope his message of love is remembered and carried on. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. “In lieu of flowers, »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Stars Join Anti-Trump Team in Beef With Pro Athletes: ‘Kneel So Hard Sunday the Earth Shakes’

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stars of Hollywood and the sports world tweeted support on Saturday for pro athletes following Donald Trump’s recent remarks attacking top athletes who have protested during the national anthem and rejected visits to his White House. Actor Jeffrey Wright was among those who spoke up, tweeting, “Kneel so hard Sunday the earth shakes.” Kneel so hard Sunday the earth shakes. — Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 23, 2017 “Big Sick” star Kumail Nanjiani wrote, “Historically, taking on Steph Curry or Lebron separately has resulted in failure. Taking on them together? Well that’s just stupid.” Historically, taking on Steph Curry or Lebron separately has resulted in. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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‘Project Runway’: Who is the best designer in the top 10? [Poll]

2 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

With the elimination of Samantha Rei in the episode “Models Off Duty,” “Project Runway” is down to its top 10 contestants. Our users have been predicting what will happen over the course of the season, but now we want to know what you think should happen. Specifically, which of the remaining designers do you think […] »


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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Charmer’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The visa-motivated courtship of convenience has been the subject of many a romantic comedy, though when you consider the bleak reality of the situation, it’s hardly a laughing matter: For one’s life and location to hang in the balance, determined by cold governmental paperwork and the fickle whims of a stranger’s heart, is a quandary likelier to end in despair than delight. “The Charmer,” an accomplished, deceptively titled debut feature from Danish-based Iranian filmmaker Milad Alami, treats the situation with anxious gravity, following an Iranian immigrant in Denmark as he trawls the singles-bar circuit in desperate pursuit of a ticket to remain. What seems a premise for an earnest social-issue drama is darkened and complicated, however, by a progressively noir-ish strain of morally elusive mystery — enhancing the international distribution prospects of a topical, tightly wound slow-burner.

A note of troubling discord is struck from the enigmatic first scene of “The Charmer,” as »


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Soul Legend Charles Bradley Dead at 68

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The singer was battling cancer over the past year. »

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#TakeAKnee Debate on Twitter Fires Up Push For NFL Boycott

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

President Donald Trump’s “get that son of a b–h off the field” comment Friday night about NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem started a fiery debate on social media with some calling for the protection of free speech and others calling for an NFL boycott. During a speech at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, the president suggested the NFL fire players who protest police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag,” Trump said, »


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Why Fans Saw Less of Channing Tatum in 'Kingsman 2' Than Expected

3 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Kingsman: The Golden Circle.]

For director Matthew Vaughn's sequel of his 2015 hit, Kingsman: The Secret Service, ramping up the star power seemed like its very own spy mission.

Joining Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Mark Strong in Kingsman: The Golden Circle were newcomers and top-tier talent including Jeff BridgesHalle Berry, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Pedro Pascal and Elton John

Moore plays a villainous drug lord named Poppy set out on a deadly plan to get drugs legalized so she can become a legitimate businesswoman and be acknowledged for her success. John plays himself leaving »


- Brian Porreca

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Mike Schur Solidifies His ‘King of NBC Comedy’ Status With Two More Pilots

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When does this man have time to sleep. »

- Devon Ivie

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Antonio Banderas Defends Spain at National Prize Ceremony

3 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Antonio Banderas picked up Spain’s highest film honor, the National Film Award Saturday at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and waded into the thorny issue of the banned referendum for independence in Catalonia scheduled for next week.   Banderas, who enjoys wide support in Spain as a homegrown hero who has stayed true to his roots, received the award from Spain’s Culture Minister Inigo Mendez de Vigo in a week that has seen tension escalate in Spain’s northeastern region, where local authorities are calling for a “self-rule” vote on Oct. 1 that Spain views as unconstitutional »


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