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TV Goes Crazy for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding

America loves a royal wedding. But this time around, the fact that the fair prince’s betrothed is an American actress has sent interest in the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle into overdrive, creating programming and marketing opportunities for major...
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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Brings Chewbacca Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival enforces a strict dress code, unless you’re a Wookiee warrior. Chewbacca ignored all etiquette in the South of France on Tuesday night when he appeared without a tuxedo, bowtie, or even pants alongside the cast of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on...
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Paramount Seals Deal for Leonard Bernstein’s “Life Rights”

Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners have finalized a deal to secure the music and life rights from Leonard Bernstein’s estate, with Bradley Cooper in talks to direct, produce, and star in a biopic about the legendary composer. Josh Singer wrote the script, and...
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Vin Diesel To Star in Action-Comedy ‘Muscle’ for STX

Vin Diesel will star in and produce the action-comedy “Muscle” for STXfilms, which is aiming to make the property into a franchise. Diesel and One Race Films’ Samantha Vincent will also serve as producers on the film, along with producers Reginald Hudlin and Byron...
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‘Deadpool 2’ Tops TV Ad Spending Again

Ads placed for the superhero sequel had an estimated media value of $4.65 million through Sunday for 1,036 national ad airings on 31 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from May 7-13. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new...
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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Brings Chewbacca Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival enforces a strict dress code, unless you’re a Wookiee warrior. Chewbacca...
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Paramount Seals Deal for Leonard Bernstein’s “Life Rights”

Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners have finalized a deal to secure the music and life rights...
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Vin Diesel To Star in Action-Comedy ‘Muscle’ for STX

Vin Diesel will star in and produce the action-comedy “Muscle” for STXfilms, which is aiming to...
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‘Deadpool 2’ Tops TV Ad Spending Again

Ads placed for the superhero sequel had an estimated media value of $4.65 million through Sunday...
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Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie...
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Women makes strong political statement at Golden Globes

When people at an awards show get up and make a political statement, it doesn’t usually have much to do with the things that actually win the awards. At last year’s Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep made that soaring speech about acting and deception, addressing the...

New ‘Black Panther’ Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=37&v=PJBmeqpw3DY You’re telling me the king of a third world country runs around in a bulletproof catsuit?” asks Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross at the beginning of the latest “Black Panther” trailer. The spot, released...

‘All the Money in the World’ Film Review

In “All the Money in the World,” gazillionaire J. Paul Getty is judged harshly for not forking over a $17 million ransom to rescue his kidnapped grandson from Italian thugs — the implication being that if you had a gazillion dollars, you wouldn’t hesitate to pay up....

The Commuter’ Film Review

There has, thus far, been a pleasing interchangeability to the titles in the banging, clattering action oeuvre cultivated by Liam Neeson and Spanish genre maestro Jaume Collet-Serra. “Unknown,” “Non-Stop” and “Run All Night” sound so tersely generic as to be slyly...

Warner Bros. releases new photos of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” featuring Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as a young Gellert Grindelwald.

Warner Bros. has released new photos of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” featuring Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as a young Gellert Grindelwald. “The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the sequel to 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find...

Predictions in All 24 Academy Categories for the Oscar

So here we are. Guesses in all 24 Academy categories can be found below. That includes the short film fields, contenders from which have all been viewed prior to wagering a prediction. And since it is FYC season after all, we’ll throw in a handful of humble...

Biggest Hits and Flops of 2017

There were plenty of winners and losers at the domestic box office this year since the overall 2017 number is still about 3% behind last year. Here we highlight the surprise successes — and the films that were originally intended to get franchises started but didn’t...

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Review

A great many people who now know the term “a cappella” probably didn’t before “Pitch Perfect,” in 2012, charmed and annoyed and tickled us with its happy skewed fusion of sunburst harmony and junior-catfight kitsch. Yet the “Pitch Perfect” franchise hasn’t always...

First ‘Ocean’s 8’ Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=MFWF9dU5Zc0 Warner Bros. unveiled the highly anticipated official trailer for “Ocean’s 8” on Tuesday morning. Sandra Bullock stars as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of Danny Ocean (played by George Clooney in the...

Golden Globes Nominations(Snubs and Surprises)

On Monday morning, the Golden Globes reinforced the notion that Hollywood is still a boy’s club. The organization, made up of about 90 foreign journalists, seemed to go out on a limb not to nominate a single woman for best director. Not Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”). Not...

Homeland Season 7 has premiere date and first trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4ZRFs_MdM8 “Homeland” Season 7 has a premiere date and a first trailer, Showtime revealed Tuesday. Season 7 will debut on Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the trailer above. The series stars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Elizabeth...

‘House of Cards’ Final Season Shooting resumes in Early 2018

Netflix has reached an agreement to resume production on “House of Cards” season 6 — the show’s final season — in early 2018, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Production of “House of Cards” season 6 was suspended in October, following sexual assault...

‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 trailer is released

Netflix has released an episodic trailer for “USS Callister,” a feature length installment in the upcoming fourth season of “Black Mirror.” Set in space, the story of “USS Callister” follows a new crew member (Cristin Milioti) adjusting to life on the ship, led by a...

Oscars Trailer makes Fun at last year’s Best Picture Mix-Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPVA2-mDJ4w While the rest of the world is still reeling from envelopegate, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is ready to make light of the 2017 Oscars flub. A new promo for the 2018 Academy Awards features the chilling...

‘Gangster Land’ Film Review

Timothy Woodward Jr. was born too late. Clearly the kind of enterprise that enabled this actor-turned-director to make no less than 13 features in the last five years for his own production company would’ve been ideally deployed in a “golden age” Poverty Row studio....

CNN Launches ‘The Van Jones Show’ in January

Van Jones, the civil rights advocate and former Obama administration advisor, will get a regular bimonthly slot on CNN’s primetime schedule with “The Van Jones Show,” the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet said Monday. The one-hour program will launch in January, CNN...

The Billboard Music Awards moves to NBC.

The Billboard Music Awards are moving to NBC. The network announced Tuesday that they have signed a multi-year deal with the show’s producers, dick clark productions, with the first NBC telecast set to air in 2018. The awards have aired on ABC since 2011. The exact...

Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ has the Zeitgeist in mind

When producer Amy Pascal first acquired Liz Hannah’s spec script “The Post” she thought, “Hillary Clinton is going to win [the presidency], so this will be perfect,” the former Sony Pictures head said at the film’s first west coast screening on Sunday night. “It was...

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Dominates Social Media Conversations

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated social media last week with 110,000 new conversations thanks to interviews with cast members and filmmakers, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has...

Warner Bros. has moves up “Wonder Woman 2” to Nov. 1, 2019

Warner Bros. has moved up Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman 2” six weeks to Nov. 1, 2019, from Dec. 13, 2019. The studio made the announcement Monday. Patty Jenkins is returning to direct. It’s the first title to land on Nov. 1, 2019. The new date also places “Wonder Woman 2”...

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ movie review

Over the course of his 28-year directing career, Kenneth Branagh has adapted everything from literary classics (Shakespeare’s “Henry V”) to comicbook pulp (putting a distinctive Dutch-angle slant on Marvel’s “Thor”). Now, with “Murder on the Orient Express,” the...

Zachary Levi will play the DC’s character “Shazam!,”

Zachary Levi will play the title character in New Line and DC Entertainment’s “Shazam!,” sources confirmed to the media The film follows a boy named Billy Batson who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name is an acronym of...

Hollywood’s Profitable Stars(Most and Least) Revealed

New data claims to name the most popular actor in Hollywood — and it might not be who you expect. According to data compiled by PartyCasino, which analyzed box office numbers from 1980 to 2017 to determine Hollywood’s most and least profitable actors, Emilio Estevez...

Pixar’s ‘Coco Review

Conceived as a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture, writer-director Lee Unkrich’s “Coco” is the 19th feature from Pixar Animation Studios and the first to seriously deal with the deficit of nonwhite characters in its films — so far limited to super-sidekick Frozone...

Happy Death Day’ leads box office With $26.5 Million

“Happy Death Day” has cause for celebration. The latest from Blumhouse and Universal is leading the box office this weekend with $26.5 million from 3,149 locations. That puts it far ahead of “Blade Runner 2049,” which is skidding to $15.1 million during its second...

Taylor Swift filming music video at several locations in London

Taylor Swift was spied filming a music video at several locations in London over the weekend, according to multiple media reports including The Daily Mail. She was filmed on a double-decker bus, in the back of a black cab, on a bike atop the Millennium Bridge and in a...

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ full Trailer

The first full action-packed trailer for Marvel’s “Black Panther” is here. In it, Chadwick Boseman’s character, T’Challa, returns to his home where he rules, the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Footage throughout the trailer shows him embodying his superhero...

Studios’ TV Ad Spending topped by ‘The Foreigner’

Ads placed for the thriller had an estimated media value of $4.86 million through Sunday for 1,010 national ad airings across 25 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Oct. 2-8. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new...

Full Trailer :‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled the highly anticipated theatrical trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The new footage shows Luke Skywalker training Rey to channel the Force, picking up where “The Force Awakens” left off. “I’ve seen...

Sci-fi “Men in Black” spinoff, gets release date.

Sony Pictures is fast-tracking its “Men in Black” spinoff, setting the sci-fi pic to bow on May 17, 2019. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not reprise their roles in the film, which is meant to launch a new franchise with fresh talent involved. Sony had originally...

Blade Runner 2049 Review

The world as we know it has nearly caught up to the one Ridley Scott imagined when he directed the 2019-set “Blade Runner,” and yet, for all the influence the dystopian cult favorite has had on other sci-fi movies, Scott’s vision of Los Angeles still looks as...

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner created Playboy at his kitchen table in Chicago. The magazine was blamed for (or credited with) setting off a cultural revolution in America, but within a few years Hefner was branded a male chauvinist. He was a proponent of free speech and a champion of...

Warner Bros.’ “Pop-Up” Store set to Open up in New York

The temporary space will feature Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and other familiar animated properties. Next month, New York is going to get more looney with the opening of Get Animated Invasion, a pop-up store running during New York Comic-Con spotlighting Warner Bros'...

First Trailer for Final Film in ‘Maze Runner ‘Trilogy

The movie hits theaters Jan. 26, 2018. Twentieth Century Fox on Sunday night released the trailer for Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final film in the YA action-adventure franchise.Dylan O'Brien returns as Thomas, who this time leads his group of escaped...

Less of Channing Tatum in ‘Kingsman 2’

Scheduling issues led to one of the signature American characters moving into a noticeably smaller role onscreen. 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...

‘Kingsman 2’: Impactful Trilogy Ending

For Matthew Vaughn's second act to Kingsman: The Secret Service, he ramped up the star power with newcomers Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal and Elton John. The new additions may have even helped push Kingsman: The Golden...

It Sequel set to release in September 2019

Since its launch earlier this month, the film adaptation of Stephen King's book has shattered numerous records. Pennywise the Dancing Clown is getting ready to terrorize audiences all over again.New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. on Monday announced that a sequel to the...

Alicia Vikander Is The New ‘Tomb Raider’

Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft in the new trailer for “Tomb Raider.” “Your father’s gone. You can pick up where he left off,” Croft is told in the first official trailer. “I see so much of him in you.” Following a shipwreck, Croft ends up in enemy territory. “You...

‘John Wick 3’ Set To Release May 2019!

Lionsgate has set a release for the Keanu Reeves action movie “John Wick: Chapter 3.” The film is expected to hit theaters on May 17, 2019 — the first title to land on the date. The franchise has been a success for the studio with a combined $260 million in worldwide...

Brad Pitt’s Sci-Fi Movie ‘Ad Astra’ 2019 Release

Fox has dated Brad Pitt’s science-fiction movie “Ad Astra” for Jan. 11, 2019. It’s the first movie to land on that date. James Gray directed “Ad Astra” from a script he co-wrote with Ethan Gross. Regency Enterprises and Fox produced in association with Bona Film...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Eyes $40 Million Opening!

“Blade Runner 2049” is tracking to earn at least $40 million during its opening weekend when it hits theaters on Oct. 6, according to early estimates. The science fiction epic is the sequel to 1982’s “Blade Runner,” which has achieved cult classic status since its...

Nicolas Cage In ‘Primal’

Nicolas Cage will star in the independent action movie “Primal” as a big-game hunter. Production is scheduled to start on Oct. 23 in Puerto Rico. The project was unveiled Tuesday at the Toronto Film Festival, where the Exchange is launching international sales....

James Wan To Produce ‘Sweet Tooth’

New Line is expanding its horror empire, securing rights to Dutch filmmaker Nico van den Brink’s short film “Sweet Tooth” and setting up the project as a feature film with the ubiquitous James Wan producing. Van den Brink will direct and have a story by credit in what...

What Made ‘Back To The Future’ So Popular?

Back to the Future almost didn't exist. When Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale were shopping the script for the now-legendary 1985 science fiction comedy to studios, few wanted to go near it. According to Variety, many executives suggested the lighthearted romp would be...

E.T: An Adventure Out Of This World

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) is the immensely popular magical fantasy movie myth. Its estimated budget of $10 million was easily recouped when it became one of the box-office champion films of all time. Steven Spielberg's very personal, heartwarming sci-fi...

‘IT’ Came ‘IT’ Saw ‘IT’ Conquered

The New Line and Warner Bros. adaptation of Stephen King’s novel is officially shattering box office records during its opening weekend. The R-rated horror film made a whopping $123.1 million from 4,103 locations, as of Monday morning. On Sunday, the studio gave a...

‘IT’ Sequel?

Following the massive opening weekend for “It,” bringing in $123 million domestically, audiences are already asking what’s next for the planned sequel. Luckily, director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti are up to the task. Here are some questions that...