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Netflix Losing Disney and Pixar Movies

Will Netflix suffer a significant subscriber exodus once Disney movies roll off the service in 2019? According to one Wall Street firm’s analysis: probably not. Disney announced last week that it would not renew the movie-output deal with Netflix for first-run Disney...
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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Tops Studios’ TV Spending

Ads placed for the action comedy film had an estimated media value of $5.75 million through Sunday for 1,199 national ad airings across 34 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Aug. 7-13. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as...
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How Has Netflix Affected Hollywood

For a soft-spoken man, Ted Sarandos makes a lot of thunderous news. Just consider the headlines he’s generated over the last week alone with a succession of game-changing deals. The chief content officer for Netflix stole Shonda Rhimes from ABC, lured retiree David...
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8 Actors, Directors, And Comedians On Their Love For Netflix!

Jason Bateman Having had the chance to work with Netflix on two TV shows, “Arrested Development” and “Ozark,” it seems clear that their decisions are based entirely on the merits. Yes, they’ve got the data, but you get the strong sense they would much rather have...
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‘Bonnie and Clyde’ 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago today, American movies were born again. That was the day “Bonnie and Clyde,” the lethally disruptive and exciting gangster saga that brought on the implosion of Hollywood — and the reinvention of Hollywood — was released in theaters. The gun-on-the-run...
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Netflix Losing Disney and Pixar Movies

Will Netflix suffer a significant subscriber exodus once Disney movies roll off the service in...
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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Tops Studios’ TV Spending

Ads placed for the action comedy film had an estimated media value of $5.75 million through Sunday...
Read More

How Has Netflix Affected Hollywood

For a soft-spoken man, Ted Sarandos makes a lot of thunderous news. Just consider the headlines...
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8 Actors, Directors, And Comedians On Their Love For Netflix!

Jason Bateman Having had the chance to work with Netflix on two TV shows, “Arrested Development”...
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‘Bonnie and Clyde’ 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago today, American movies were born again. That was the day “Bonnie and Clyde,” the...
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Robert Downey Jr. to play “Doctor Dolittle“

Robert Downey Jr. will star in the movie “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” based on the classic character who can talk to animals, for Universal Pictures. Stephen Gaghan, who most recently directed Matthew McConaughey’s “Gold,” will helm the film from his own...

Natalie Portman Gives Birth And Then Films Music Video

  Natalie Portman may have skipped the Oscars this year due to her pregnancy, but that didn’t stop the “Jackie” actress from filming a music video just days before giving birth. James Blake featured the expectant mother in his video for “My Willing Heart,”...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Topping $400 Million!

Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” is crossing the $400 million mark in worldwide box office grosses Tuesday after less than a week of release. The studio reported that the tentpole took in $35.3 million on Monday to lift the worldwide total to $392.4 million...

Annette Bening Joins ‘Life, Itself’

FilmNation Entertainment and Temple Hill are producing the multi-generational love story, weaving together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades — from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside. Antonio Banderas, Olivia...

Star Simon Bird to Direct ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’

“The Inbetweeners” star Simon Bird is set to make his feature film directorial debut with “Days of the Bagnold Summer,” an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name, to be produced by Matthew James Wilkinson of Stigma Films. Bird will direct from...

Animated Movie ‘Darkmouth’ Finds Directors

Directors David Pimentel and Douglas Sweetland are attached to direct the animated fantasy adventure “Darkmouth” for Alcon Entertainment. They will direct from an adapted screenplay to be written by Lloyd Taylor, based on the HarperCollins Children’s Books series from...

Logan’ Dominates With Massive $85.3 Million Debut

“Logan” tore into the weekend box office, opening to a massive $85.3 million and proving that moviegoers will show up in force for R-rated comic book movies. The superhero spinoff marks Hugh Jackman’s last turn as Wolverine after 17 years of donning the adamantium...

OPENING FILMS COMING TO OUR DRIVE-INS

Hello folks We are  getting news from Hollywood studios that this season its going to be bigger and better for films! Premier Drive in theaters is proud to announce the following films coming to a Drive-In near you! And remember, Movies are bigger and better under the...

Lets Look at the new ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Cast!

The force is strong with the cast of the still-untitled “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff. Disney released the first photo of the cast on Tuesday morning while announcing that principal photography officially began on the film on Monday at London’s Pinewood Studios. The...

‘Logan’ Tops spending for Ad Spending

Ads placed for the superhero film had an estimated media value of $6.77 million through Sunday for 1,514 national ad airings across 49 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Feb. 13-19. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new...

Jimmy Kimmel Wishing “Deadpool” was nominated for Best Picture!

In selecting this year’s best picture nominations, the Academy overlooked many of the highest-grossing hits of 2016, such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Finding Dory.” But disappointed fanboys can at least take comfort in knowing that Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel...

What is the “Best Picture” really worth?

Movie studios are notorious for taking a creative approach to accounting, and that makes it difficult to calculate just how much money is being made. But it’s possible to get a sense of how valuable awards attention can be by comparing the box office results of this...

Universal Buys Stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners

Universal Filmed Entertainment has agreed to buy a minority stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners. As part of the deal, the studio’s chairman Jeff Shell will join the Amblin board. Universal joins a group of investors in the film and television company that...

Jennifer Connelly Joins ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Jennifer Connelly has been cast in James Cameron’s “Alita: Battle Angel” opposite Rosa Salazar, Jackie Earle Haley, Eiza Gonzalez, Lana Condor, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and Christoph Waltz. Robert Rodriguez is directing and Cameron is producing with Jon Landau...

Film Outline: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’

As in 2014's surprise hit, this elegantly choreographed action sequel elevates its brutal confrontations to a dazzling form of modern dance. “John Wick” wasn’t designed for a sequel. It began with someone killing John Wick’s dog, and ended with the vengeance-bent...

Oscar Nominations 2017: Biggest Upsets and Surprises

The biggest curveball from Tuesday morning’s Oscars announcement arguably wasn’t the nominees — it was how the Academy decided to unveil them. Rather than a live press conference at the crack of dawn in Los Angeles, ABC aired a protracted infomercial, starring...

Most Anticipated Movies Coming In 2017

Hello Folks Here are the most anticipated movies coming out in 2017 this season. Keep warm and can not wait to get out again for big movies under the stars! Janurary Split While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and...

Piracy fuels lack of creativity in Hollywood Studios

Most people know that content piracy is illegal — but a significant number of consumers say the fact that Hollywood studios lose money because of pirated movies and TV shows has no bearing on how much illicitly-obtained content they consume. That’s according to a new...

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer Heats Up Social Media Buzz

Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker,” starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, topped social media buzz last week with an impressive 107,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. The studio released a new extended...

2016 In MEMORIUM

"They've truly inspired us" Peter Borovilos Chief Brand Innovation Strategist This year the world has been rocked by a series of shocking celebrity deaths, leading many to see 2016 as the worst year for losing much-loved stars. Death claimed inspiring political...

AMC Theatres Brings Back ‘The Right Stuff’ to Honor John Glenn

AMC Theatres is bringing back “The Right Stuff” to honor John Glenn, the pioneering astronaut and U.S. senator who died last week at the age of 95. The Oscar-winning drama will screen at 95 locations, including major markets like New York and Los Angeles, as well as...

Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List

Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Monday morning on NBC’s “Today” live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick were joined by the Miss Golden Globe trio — Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone...

Film Review: ‘Po’

An autistic boy and his single father struggle to stay together in the aftermath of tragedy in John Asher’s well-meaning but inert drama. Noble intentions alone do not a great movie make, as evidenced by “Po,” whose heart is in the right place but whose drama is...

OSCAR PREDICTIONS

This page will be your hub throughout the Oscar season for predictions in all of the Academy’s various categories as we move through the twists and turns of the circuit. Click through on each to see a list of contenders per category with ranked assessments of the...

Film Review: Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in ‘Allied’

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are World War II spies who fall in love in a breathlessly old-fashioned romantic espionage thriller. Robert Zemeckis has a vastly diverse slate of motion pictures to his credit, but it’s not unfair to associate him with a certain...

Film Review: ‘The Founder’

John Lee Hancock's knowingly mistitled biopic of McDonald's mogul Ray Kroc proves an unexpectedly piquant moral parable for the Trump era. Any habitual McDonald’s diner knows that their burgers are nothing without the pickle. The nominal beef patty tastes more like an...

Watch the Magical First Trailer for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

“The tale as old as time” comes to life in the first official trailer for “Beauty and the Beast.” The trailer, released by Disney on Monday, offers the closest look to date of Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and the mansion’s other anthropomorphic...

‘Arrival’: 5 Reasons the Brainy Sci-Fi Thriller Scored

“Arrival,” a brainy sci-fi thriller, scored at the weekend box office, debuting to an impressive $24 million and muscling its way into the awards race. It’s a much-needed win for Paramount, the studio behind the alien invasion tale, as it follows a series of flops...

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Reach Custody Agreement in Divorce

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement regarding custody of their six children, according to a statement released by Jolie’s representative on Monday. All six children will remain in the custody of their mother, says the statement, in an agreement that...

Film Review: ‘Moana’

This musical tale of an empowered Polynesian princess marks a return to the heights of the Disney Renaissance, from the directors of 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Aladdin.' Princesses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, though Disney’s latest addition to its...

Film Review: ‘USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage’

A World War II epic about the cruiser that carried the A-bomb, and was disastrously torpedoed, never finds its dramatic life. One sign of an abysmal script is that a character will say something based on information it sounds like he acquired… by reading the script....

‘Wonder Woman’ Powers Up on Social Media With Latest Trailer

“Wonder Woman” dominated social media buzz last week with more than 136,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. Warner Bros. released an official trailer and teaser posters on Nov. 3, following its trailer...

OSCAR PREDICTIONS

This page will be your hub throughout the Oscar season for predictions in all of the Academy’s various categories as we move through the twists and turns of the circuit. Click through on each to see a list of contenders per category with ranked assessments of the...

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange’ Eyes Magical $70 Million Debut

Doctor Strange doesn’t rank among the A-list of superheroes. He’s not rubbing shoulders with Captain America or Spider-Man, nor is he mixing it up with Thor, Wolverine, and the other be-spandexed elites. Yet such is the power of the Marvel brand that “Doctor Strange,”...

Film Review: ‘Doctor Strange’

In the increasingly cookie-cutter realm of Marvel comic-book movies, a little strange goes a long way. Although Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” offers very few insights into the childhood of its main character, applying what we know about bullying on American...

Jack O’Connell to Star in Alexander McQueen Movie

“Unbroken” and “Money Monster” actor Jack O’Connell is set to star in a movie about fashion designer Alexander McQueen to be directed by Andrew Haigh, best known for “45 Years.” Pathe will distribute the film in the U.K., France and Switzerland, and will handle sales...

How A Trump Presidency Would Ruin The Long-Term Future

From the climate to the economy to terrorism, the effects of Trump's policies would haunt the world long after he left office. "We're only looking at four years." So said Ben Carson about the possibility of Donald Trump turning out to be "not such a great president."...

Cobie Smulders Visits U.S. Army Base For Jack Reacher 2 Screening

The Jack Reacher franchise is about an all-American hero to whom America itself is an alien landscape. Born overseas to a military father, the title character visited the U.S. only to attend West Point then promptly re-entered the army himself, serving across the...

‘Rogue One’s’ Trailer Helps It Rule Social Media Buzz

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” dominated social media buzz last week, thanks to the release of its full trailer on Oct. 13, with more than 228,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore. The trailer focuses on Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso and her...

Another Crowded Race for Lead Actress Oscar This Year

With so many choices, some campaigns may choose to travel the supporting route. One of the early talking points of last year’s awards season was the number of female-driven narratives leading the way, including “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Carol.” Naturally,...

Gal Gadot Dishes on the New ‘Wonder Woman’ Film

It couldn’t have been easy, stepping into the iconic role played by Lynda Carter, but Gal Gadot has made Wonder Woman her own. She became a fan favorite and proved that she was worthy of donning the golden bracelets when she teamed up with the Dark Knight and the Man...

Film Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’

Emily Blunt excels as the broken-down heroine of Paula Hawkins' bestseller: a fragmented thriller soap opera of sex, booze, violence, and postfeminist empathy. It sounds twisted to put it this way, but a major reason we go to the movies (film noirs, gangster dramas,...

Disney Is Looking Into Buying Twitter (Report)

Disney is evaluating a possible bid for Twitter, according to a Bloomberg report. The mouse is working with a financial adviser to work the numbers, according to that report. Twitter’s stock rose after Bloomberg published the news, with shares closing in on $23, a...

Adam Brody, Amanda Crew to Star in Thriller ‘The Wanting’

Adam Brody and Amanda Crew are set to star in the thriller “The Wanting” with “The Road” director Yam Laranas helming. Rob Heydon is producing the adapted screenplay, which was written by “Milton’s Secret” scribe Donald Martin. Sid Ganis and Joni Sighvatsson are...

Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt

  Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. An attorney for Jolie’s, Robert Offer, confirmed the news to the Associated Press that she had filed for divorce “for the health of the family.”   According to court documents obtained by Variety, she...

Film Review: ‘Morgan’

A humanoid girl bred from synthetic DNA is the fatal attraction of a derivative sci-fi movie that doesn't know what to do with her. Robots, supercomputers, automatons: The history of sci-fi can be boiled down to a laundry list of humanoid machines whose very existence...