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‘Call Jane’: Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara & Rupert Friend Set For Women’s Rights Drama From ‘Carol’ Director & ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Producer — AFM

EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Kate Mara (The Martian) and Rupert Friend (The Death of Stalin) have…

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Jeff Bridges thanks fans for “well wishes and love” after lymphoma diagnosis

Actor Jeff Bridges has thanked fans for an outpouring of love and support after he confirmed his lymphoma diagnosis earlier…

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Whoopi Goldberg Talks The Election, Black Identity And ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ – Vulture Festival

Whoopi Goldberg, one of 16 people who has managed to achieve EGOT status, was honored with another award on Thursday…

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We Can Thank ‘Mank’ For Just Igniting This Year’s Weird Oscar Race – Analysis

It’s Terrific! That was the simple advertising line that adorned most posters and newspaper ads for the landmark film Citizen…

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Byron Mann, Dominika Kachlik, Nichkhun And Kenneth Tsang To Star In Romantic Comedy ‘Hong Kong Love Story’

EXCLUSIVE: Wu Assassins and Little Fires Everywhere actor Byron Mann is set to star alongside award-winning Polish actress Dominika Kachlik, K-pop star and actor…

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‘Borat 2’ Star Jeanise Jones Fund Gets $100k Donation From Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen has donated $100,000 to the community church of Jeanise Jones, the woman who played the unwitting babysitter…

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‘Justice League’ Investigation: Ray Fisher Claims Race Influenced Warner Bros. Reshoots

Actor Ray Fisher, who played “Cyborg” in the 2017 Joss Whedon-directed theatrical version of Justice League, has spoken out again about…

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‘Veep’ Star Tim Simons And Ari’el Stache Join Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

EXCLUSIVE: Tim Simons and Ari’el Stache have joined the cast of the New Line thriller Don’t Worry Darling that Olivia…

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California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Denies Controversial “Thanksgiving Guidelines” Were Meant As Such, But Says Holiday Guidelines Are Coming Soon

“I read somewhere some folks asserting we put out guidelines for the holidays,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom this week.…

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‘My Psychedelic Love Story’: Trailer & Premiere Date For Showtime’s Timothy Leary Documentary From Oscar Winner Errol Morris

UPDATED, 2:15 PM: We now have the first trailer for Showtime Documentary Films’ feature-length docu about LSD pioneer Timothy Leary…

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‘Insidious 5’ in the works with Patrick Wilson directing, confirms Blumhouse

The fifth installment in the Insidious franchise is under way with series actor Patrick Wilson making his directorial debut, it’s…

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Peter Bart: “Very Indie” Filmmakers Find New Tactics To Work In Challenging COVID Times

“Just start shooting.” That was the advice the legendary A.C. Lyles delivered to young filmmakers when they asked him how…

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Blumhouse announces new chapter of thriller films arriving in 2021

Blumhouse has shared details of four new thrillers arriving on Amazon Prime Video. The next chapter in the indie horror…

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Netflix To Raise U.S. Prices On Certain Tiers, First Hike Since January 2019

Netflix is raising the subscription price to its standard and premium plans in the U.S., the first such hikes at…

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Watch the first trailer for Michael Bay’s pandemic movie ‘Songbird’

The trailer for Michael Bay’s forthcoming pandemic film Songbird has been released. Starring Demi Moore, Craig Robinson and Paul Walter…

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Marc Forster Directing Lionsgate & Mandeville’s ‘Wonder’ Universe Title ‘White Bird’

World War Z filmmaker Marc Forster has boarded Lionsgate’s feature adaptation of White Bird: A Wonder Story, a creative graphic…

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Matthew McConaughey wanted to play the Hulk, but Marvel said no

Matthew McConaughey has said he would have wanted to play the Hulk for Marvel. The Dallas Buyers Club actor explained in a…

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Micheàl Richardson, Keith Powers, James Badge Dale And Jordana Brewster To Star In Indie ‘On Our Way’

EXCLUSIVE: Micheàl Richardson, Keith Powers, James Badge Dale And Jordana Brewster are set to star in the surreal indie drama On…

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‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’ sets UK release date

A UK release date has been set for The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. The first feature-length…

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‘Welcome To The Blumhouse’ Sets Next Chapter Of Film Anthology With Inclusive Genre Thrillers ‘The Manor’, ‘Black As Night’, ‘Madres’ And ‘Bingo’

The next chapter of Welcome To The Blumhouse is ready to deliver thrills while highlighting some of today’s emerging —…

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Studios, Broadcasters Back Broad Coalition For Pandemic Insurance; Congressional Hearing Finally Set For Nov. 19

The MPAA, Independent Film & Television Alliance, Fox Corp, Sony Pictures Entertainment, ViacomCBS, the NAB and the NCTA have boarded…

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Cohen Media Group Takes North America On Buzzy Venice Title ‘Apples’

Cohen Media Group has taken North American rights to Apples, Greek filmmaker Christos Nikou’s debut feature which was a hit…

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Josh Berger Stepping Down As Warner Bros President & Managing Director, UK, Ireland, Spain After 31-Years At Studio

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros UK, Ireland and Spain and President of Harry Potter Global…

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‘Amores Perros’ Gets A 20th Birthday Overhaul As Cast And Crew Look Back At Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Debut Film

A Zoom-facilitated love-in was celebrated by nearly two-dozen cast and crew members of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores Perros, which has…

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hanks among most influential celebrities in 2020 US Election

A new study has revealed the celebrities that are proving most influential in persuading fans to vote in the imminent…

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IMAX Q3 Revenues Hit $37.3M With Boost From Local-Language Titles In Asia

IMAX today reported third quarter earnings for the period ended September 30. Revenues were $37.3M versus $86.4M in the third…

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A COVID-19 outbreak has reportedly hit the set of ‘Mission: Impossible 7’

A COVID-19 outbreak has reportedly hit the set of Mission: Impossible 7. Discussions at the end of last week allegedly suggested…

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Comcast’s Peacock Has Nearly 22 Million Sign-Ups; Q3 Sales, Profit Dip

Consumer demand for high-speed internet surged last quarter at NBCUniversal parent Comcast even as theme park revenue plunged 80% in…

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Fans react to David Bowie biopic ‘Stardust’ trailer: “Nope. Just no”

David Bowie fans have reacted to the trailer for Johnny Flynn-starring biopic Stardust on social media. The film, which sees Flynn…

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A fundraiser for ‘Borat 2’ babysitter has raised £60,000

A fundraiser has been set up for the babysitter in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, raising over £60,000. It comes after Jeanise…

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Ron Jeremy Hit With Seven New Sexual Assault Charges In Los Angeles, Faces 330 Years In Prison If Found Guilty – Update

UPDATED, 2:35 PM: With just six days to go in a tight Los Angeles County District Attorney’s race, incumbent Jackie…

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Disney Developing Film Based On True Life Story Of Giannis Antetokounmpo And His Family

The Walt Disney Studios is in development on Greek Freak, a live action film for Disney+ inspired by the true life…

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Lela Loren Joins Kevin Hart And Woody Harrelson In Sony’s ‘Man From Toronto’

EXCLUSIVE: Lela Loren has joined the ensemble of Sony’s action comedy Man From Toronto starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson.…

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‘Zappa’ Feature Documentary On Iconic Musician Frank Zappa Releases Official Trailer

A new film documentary on the incomparable Frank Zappa will be released over the Thanksgiving Weekend, and its first trailer…

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Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: L.A. Slides Further Away From Reopening As It Moves Backward In CA Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID Requirements

After a week in which the average daily new coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County rose from around 1,000 to…

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Jerry’s Deli In Studio City, Which Once Had Andy Kaufman As A Busboy, To Close Friday

The original Studio City location for Jerry’s Famous Deli has announced it will close on Friday. The New York-style deli,…

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‘I’m Sorry’ Creator Andrea Savage Directing ‘Georgia Mertching Is Dead’ For Star Thrower Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE:  I’m Sorry series creator Andrea Savage is set to direct the feature adaptation of Catya McMullen’s Off Broadway play…

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Los Feliz House Where Leno And Rosemary LaBianca Were Slain By Manson Gang Back On Market

UPDATE, OCTOBER 28: The site of the infamous murder of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca by the Charles Manson gang is…

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AFI Conservatory Cancels Directing Workshop For Women Class Of 2022 Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

The AFI Conservatory has canceled the 2022 class of its Directing Workshop for Women due to the coronavirus pandemic. The…

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Cavalry Media Acquires Morgan Housel’s Bestseller ‘The Psychology Of Money’

EXCLUSIVE: Cavalry Media has optioned the rights to Morgan Housel’s recently published International Bestseller, The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons…

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’76 Days’ Director Hao Wu Said That Making Immersive Coronavirus Docu Was Like “Filming In A Warzone” – For The Love Of Docs

In the MTV Documentary Films feature 76 Days, director Hao Wu (People’s Republic of Desire, All in My Family) chronicles the…

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Germany & France Order Re-Closing Of All Cinemas – Update

UPDATE, 13:00: French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed that France will be entering a second national lockdown as it tackles rising…

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Tom Hardy’s final ever audition lasted just 30 seconds

Director Ed Blum has recalled the time Tom Hardy got the part in one of his films after a 30-second…

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More Borat: WATCH Judith Dim Evans’ Holocaust Testimony Outtake; How Sacha Baron Cohen Sequel Went From Universal Theatrical To Amazon Prime’s First Zeitgeist-Capturing Film In $80 Million Deal

EXCLUSIVE: When the estate of Judith Dim Evans filed a lawsuit charging that the Holocaust survivor was an unwitting participant…

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Watch the first official trailer for David Bowie biopic ‘Stardust’

The first official trailer for the forthcoming David Bowie biopic Stardust has been shared online. The film, which stars actor…

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Brian Tyree Henry Joins Brad Pitt In Sony Action Pic ‘Bullet Train’

EXCLUSIVE: Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry is set to join the ensemble of the Sony action-thriller Bullet Train starring Brad…

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‘Blackout’: Josh Duhamel, Abbie Cornish, Nick Nolte & Omar Chaparro To Star In Mexico City-Set Action-Thriller – AFM

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Duhamel (Transformers: The Last Knight), Abbie Cornish (Jack Ryan), three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte (Warrior) and Mexican mega-star…

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Spyglass Forms Comedy Film Joint Venture Artists Road With Propagate Content, Artists First & Off-Road Productions

Spyglass Media Group is teaming up with Propagate Content, Artists First, and Off-Road Productions, to form the new comedy film joint…

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“Very nice!”: Kazakhstan’s tourism board using ‘Borat’ catchphrase to attract visitors

Kazakhstan’s tourism board has used Borat’s “very nice” catchphrase in a new marketing campaign. READ MORE: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm review: how…

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IDFA Opener ‘Apenas El Sol’ Lands At Film Republic

EXCLUSIVE: Announced just now as the opener of the 2020 International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), Paraguayan director Arami Ullón’s latest…

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Watch Ewan McGregor cover ‘Endlessly’ by Muse

Footage has emerged of Ewan McGregor covering Muse track ‘Endlessly’. The footage, which sees the Star Wars actor playing the…

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‘Euphoria’ Star Sydney Sweeney To Lead Crime-Drama ‘Silver Star’ About Unlikely Couple

EXCLUSIVE: Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney has been set to star in feature crime-drama Silver Star. The film will chart the…

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‘The White Tiger’ First Trailer: Ramin Bahrani On How He Got Priyanka Chopra & Bollywood Cast For Searing Drama On India Master-Servant Class System

EXCLUSIVE: Here is the first trailer for the Ramin Bahrani-directed adaptation of The White Tiger, an adaptation of the Aravind…

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Amazon Touts “Tens Of Millions” Of Viewers For ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ On Opening Weekend

Amazon Studios has claimed “huge engagement” and “tens of millions” of customer views for Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel on…

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Sony Pictures Records $299M Profit In Q2, Off 18% From 2019

Sony Pictures saw an 18% drop in second quarter profits to $299M from July-September versus the same period in 2019.…

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Oscars: Susanne Bier To Co-Chair International Feature Film Executive Committee As Diane Weyermann Steps Down

Diane Weyermann has elected to step down from her position as co-chair of AMPAS’ International Feature Film Executive Committee. The…

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Paramount’s Animated ‘Rumble’ Release Date Moves Deeper Into 2021

Paramount has shifted the release date of its animated feature Rumble to May 14, 2021, pushing it further back from…

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‘The Craft: Legacy’ Review: David Duchovny Joins Diverse Young Cast In Blumhouse And Sony’s Lightweight Teen Witch Franchise Restarter

It has only taken 24 years, but Sony, with the help of indie low-budget-horror powerhouse Blumhouse, finally has gotten around…

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Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Delayed By 7 Months; MGM Also Pulls ‘Tomb Raider 2’ Off Schedule

Exhibitors got another setbacks today as MGM/United Artists Releasing has delayed the release of the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Jennifer…

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Abramorama Lands ‘Soros’ Documentary; Freestyle Digital Media Acquires ‘The Power Of Movement’ – Film Briefs

Abramorama has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Soros, the Jesse Dylan-directed documentary feature about billionaire activist George Soros from Vital…

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Motion Picture Television Fund’s ‘Reel Stories, Real Lives’: Watch The Livestream

The Motion Picture Television Fund’s Reel Stories, Real Lives kicks off Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. PT with a livestream event…

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Deadline Now: Details About Celine Dion’s New Movie Role, Plus Other Music Superstars With Upcoming Onscreen Projects

The music and influence of Celine Dion will soon give a heartbroken couple the courage to take a chance on…

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Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: Daily Case Numbers Up 50% Since Early October

Less than a week after Los Angeles County saw a near-record spike in daily infections, the surge continues. On Thursday,…

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Sacha Baron Cohen Explains How ‘Borat’ Scene With Rudy Giuliani Almost Fell Apart

Of all the scenes from Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat: Subsequent Movieflim, the one that shows Rudy Giuliani putting his hand…

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Tim Curry to make rare appearance for ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ livestream

Tim Curry is set to make a rare public appearance during a Rocky Horror Picture Show livestream event for the Democratic…

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NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Sentenced To 120 Years In Sex-Trafficking Scheme Involving Actresses

The leader of the “NXIVM” sex cult that included Smallville actress Allison Mack was sentenced Tuesday in Brooklyn to 120…

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‘Borat 2’ character feels “betrayed” after not being told film was satirical

Jeanise Jones, the woman who plays Tutar’s babysitter in Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, has said she feels “betrayed” after…

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Sony Combining Theatrical, Home Entertainment & TV Distribution Marketing Ops Under Josh Greenstein & Keith Le Goy

Sony is merging its theatrical, home entertainment and TV distribution marketing operations under the co-oversee of Josh Greenstein, the studio’s…

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Matt Damon Joins Steven Soderbergh’s HBO Max Movie ‘No Sudden Move’

EXCLUSIVE: We hear that Matt Damon will be making an unbilled cameo in Steven Soderbergh’s latest HBO Max crime thriller No Sudden…

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New Hollywood Podcast: ‘The Craft: Legacy’ Director Zoe Lister-Jones And Stars Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone And Zoey Luna Cast New Spell In Sequel

It’s been a little over 24 years since The Craft hit theaters and to this day, it remains a cult classic.…

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Jennifer Lopez And Armie Hammer To Star in Lionsgate’s ‘Shotgun Wedding’

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer are set to star in Lionsgate’s action-comedy Shotgun Wedding. Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore will…

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‘Crock Of Gold’: Johnny Depp’s Shane MacGowan doc releases trailer

The trailer for Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan has just been released – check it out below.…

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‘Be My Eyes’: ‘Child’s Play’ Director Lars Klevberg Helming Genre Pic With ‘Crawl’ Team At Paramount

EXCLUSIVE: The Crawl production team of Sam Raimi and Craig Flores have another contained genre feature in development over at Paramount entitled Be My…

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Sacha Baron Cohen says he wore a bulletproof vest while filming ‘Borat 2’

Sacha Baron Cohen has said he wore a bulletproof vest while filming Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. The Borat actor explained how he took…

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Sony, Martin Lawrence & Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media Team For Women’s Hoops Comedy ‘One And Done’

Sony Pictures, Martin Lawrence, Unanimous Media’s Stephen Curry and Erick Peyton, and Brendan O’Brien are teaming on One and Done,…

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‘Borat’: lawsuit from estate of Holocaust survivor dismissed

A lawsuit filed against Amazon Prime Video and the creators of the new Borat film by a Holocaust survivor’s estate…

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First look: James Wan teases horror sequel ‘The Conjuring 3’

James Wan has shared a first look at The Conjuring 3 – check it out below. The filmmaker is returning to…

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Hollywood Commission Survey Finds 20% Of Women & 10% Of Men Report Having Been Sexually Assaulted At Work

One in five industry women who responded to the Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission’s survey on sexual harassment said they’d been…

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Kate Winslet learned to free-dive for “crazy” underwater ‘Avatar 2’ scenes

Kate Winslet has said she learned to free-dive for the “crazy, crazy stuff” shot underwater in Avatar 2. The actor opened…

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Emma Thompson To Star In Sex Therapist Comedy ‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’

Emma Thompson is set to star in comedy feature Good Luck To You, Leo Grande from filmmaker Sophie Hyde (Animals).…

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Ben Wheatley on his COVID-19 horror film: “It’s terrifying”

Ben Wheatley has opened up about his COVID-19 horror film. The Rebecca filmmaker told Music News about more details concerning his project,…

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‘Batwoman’ reveals first look at Javicia Leslie’s Batsuit

Batwoman has shared a first look at Javicia Leslie’s new Batsuit. The actress will be playing Ryan Wilder in season…

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‘The Midnight Sky’: First Trailer For George Clooney’s Netflix Sci-Fi Thriller, Release Set For December 23

Here’s the first trailer for Netflix’s anticipated sci-fi thriller The Midnight Sky, directed by and starring George Clooney. The film…

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Damon Albarn says an animated Gorillaz movie is in the works

Gorillaz are set to make a new animated film, according to band leader Damon Albarn. The “kind of abstract” movie…

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Venice Film Festival Renews Artistic Director Alberto Barbera For 2021-2024

The Venice Film Festival has renewed the contract of current artistic director Alberto Barbera. The Biennale di Venezia announced today…

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‘Deadpool 2’ Actor Jack Kesy To Star In Indie ‘Way Of The Warriors’

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Kesy, who had breakout roles in The Strain and Deadpool 2 will lead the cast of indie drama…

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Sundance Institute Names Seven New Members To Board Of Trustees

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ann Lewnes, Wonya Lucas have joined the Sundance Institute Board of Trustees alongside Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Kelso, William…

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CNN Films Boards ‘Dreamland: The Rise And Fall Of Black Wall Street’ From LeBron James’ SpringHill

CNN Films has come aboard Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street, the documentary about the 1921 Tulsa…

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Legendary-Backed Library Pictures & ‘Parasite’ Producer CJ Set Multi-Picture Co-Financing Pact For Local-Language Films

Financier Library Pictures International and Korean studio CJ Entertainment, producer of the multi-Oscar winner Parasite, have entered into a multi-year,…

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‘No Time To Die’: Rami Malek says it was “not psychologically easy” to play Bond villain

Rami Malek has opened up about how difficult it was psychologically to play No Time To Die Bond villain, Safin.…

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Blumhouse Celebrating Halloween With BlumFest: Event To Feature Stars Of ‘Halloween Kills’, ‘The Craft’ & More

In keeping the spirit of Halloween alive while the pandemic mandates most of us to stay at home, Blumhouse is…

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‘Borat’ Lawsuit By Judith Dim Evans Estate Dismissed In Georgia Courts

EXCLUSIVE; The lawsuit filed by the Estate of Judith Dim Evans, a Holocaust survivor depicted in the satire Borat Subsequent…

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Odeon make full screens available to rent for gaming parties

Odeon are offering gamers the opportunity to play their favourite games on the big screen. The UK-based cinema chain took…

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Adam Sandler To Star In Netflix’s Adaptation Of ‘The Spaceman Of Bohemia’ Being Directed By ‘Chernobyl’s Johan Renck

EXCLUSIVE: After his acclaimed work in Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler may have enough another awards-friendly role in the works. He…

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Ángel Gómez To Direct ‘The Pope’s Exorcist’ For Screen Gems

EXCLUSIVE: Ángel Gómez has been set by Screen Gems to direct The Pope’s Exorcist, a genre film that is based…

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‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney To Helm Lionsgate Action Drama ‘Shadow Force’

Victoria Mahoney, who is the first woman ever to direct a Star War movie, will direct the Kerry Washington-Sterling K. Brown action…

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‘With Drawn Arms’, The Tommie Smith Documentary, Lands At Starz And A Gets Premiere Date

Starz said Monday that it has acquired rights to With Drawn Arms, the documentary about Olympian Tommie Smith who reflects…

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Tom Holland confirms ‘Spider-Man 3’ is about to start shooting

Tom Holland has confirmed that work is about to begin on Spider-Man 3. The Marvel star is set to reprise…

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Richard Pryor Movie Auction Won By MGM; ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris To Make Directorial Debut

MGM won a heated film rights auction and will partner with black-ish creator Kenya Barris for a movie on iconic…

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Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations: ‘Mr. Soul’, ‘Gunda’, ‘Crip Camp’ And ‘Totally Under Control’ Top List

In what is signaling a very good year for documentaries, the Critics’ Choice Association on Monday announced its list of…

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