The animated pic is on par with Disney’s “Moana,” which earned $2.6 million from previews during the same frame last year. It went on to gross $82 million over five days.
The family film has been on track to take in $55 million to $60 million at 3,948 venues during the Thanksgiving holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday. Estimates indicate that the costly “Justice League,” which has pulled in a disappointing $111.9 million in its first five days, will come in No. 1 again with about $60 million to $65 million.
“Coco” opens in nearly 2,800 3D locations, 106 premium large format screens, and 268 theaters offering the film in Spanish. Unlike “Justice League,” critics have embraced “Coco” (its Rotten Tomatoes score is currently 95%).
Just before “Coco” began its Tuesday night previews, news broke that animation guru John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave from the company over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. [link
After a glittering career as a singer, and then as an actress, she became a key figure in the running of first the Shaw Brothers movie studio, then at the top of Tvb, Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air TV station.
Tvb said that she died peacefully at 5.28pm local time at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, in Happy Valley, surrounded by her family. No cause of death was given.
Born in Shanghai in 1934 as Lee Monglan, the daughter of a nightclub singer, she moved to Hong Kong in the 1940s with her mother and quickly turned professional as a singer. She was noted for her singing abilities in Chinese and English, and often sang English covers of Chinese hits.
She met her husband, the legendary Sir Run Run Shaw after a performance
“Following 2017’s anniversary edition, the Festival is beginning a new period in its history,” Festival President Pierre Lescure said in a statement. “We intend to renew the principles of our organization as much as possible, while continuing to question the cinema of our age and to be present through its upheavals.”
The new schedule, the statement read, will allow festival organizers to “rebalance” the two weeks of the event and bring “new energy” to the festival.
Griffin Capital has sold the DreamWorks Animation Studio Campus for $290 million to Korea-based Hana Asset Management and Los Angeles-based Ocean West Capital Partners.
The five-building, 460,000-square-foot property is located in Glendale, Calif., and was built in 1997 for DreamWorks Skg, headed by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen. The campus remained headquarters for DreamWorks Animation when it became a separate company in 2004 and produced the “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda,” and “How to Train Your Dragon” franchises. It will continue as home to DreamWorks Animation under the new owners.
On August, 2016, NBCUniversal acquired DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, making it a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. Griffin Capital acquired the building in 2015 for $215 million. The seller was represented by the Shannon Team of Newmark
All in all, “Godless” is a relatively straightforward western — and proud of it. Scott Frank’s limited series wears its emotions on its dirty, tattered sleeve, and the nearly feature-length finale wraps things up in a way that’s satisfying in the specifics more so than any big surprises.
Genre staples are met almost as though they’re being checked off a list. There’s a betrayal. There’s a massacre outside of town. There’s a massive shootout in town. There’s a quickdraw duel between good and evil. There are deaths. There are goodbyes. There’s hope.
In comforting fashion, Frank’s western abides by the formulas and format of the classics and draws to mind the great miniseries of yesteryear (namely, “Lonesome Dove”). But what elevates “Godless” beyond imitation are its subtle yet strong modern touches.
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I hate to say this, but the major studios put an end to “traditional moviegoing” more than 30 years ago.
The voters’ fear of new delivery methods follows a long showbiz tradition: shake your fists at any major innovation, make gorilla sounds to scare it away, then eventually embrace it.
The Hollywood establishment was terrified of talkies in 1927, radio in the 1930s, and TV in the 1950s. Emmy voters ignored cable so a group invented the CableACE Awards in 1978; it took the Emmys a decade to eventually come around.
Oscar voters may worry about blurring lines, but they’ve been blurred for decades. Oscar is clearly the industry’s biggest celebration of movies — yet every major decision about the show
There are five IMAX Vr Centers around the world offering virtual reality movies, games, and experiences. The British one is located inside the Odeon at the intu Trafford Centre, and comprises 10 pods that allow multiple players or viewers to experience Vr in a social setting. IMAX said it wants to test Vr’s ability to woo younger audiences to the cinema.
“We are excited to join forces with our longtime partner Odeon to unveil the next evolution of immersive entertainment in Europe, starting with the launch of the IMAX Vr Centre in Manchester,” said Giovanni Dolci, managing director, Europe & Africa, IMAX Corp. “IMAX Vr brings the best Vr technology and content together in a highly social and interactive setting.”
IMAX has established a Vr Content Fund and will provide the content for the new center. The Vr
“It’s important for my first film to premiere in Sgiff, instead of every Singaporean filmmaker’s strategy of going international first and losing that world premiere cherry elsewhere and then coming back to Sgiff after garnering some accolades,” says Lim. “I think it’s important to cultivate Singapore audiences to love our own first rather than seek validation from others. So maybe it is foolhardy and stupid, but I think premiering in Sgiff is important to Singaporean filmmakers. If Singaporean filmmakers are making a mark on the global scene after premiering in Sgiff it will make the festival all that more important.”
“Diamond Dogs” is an action thriller where a man with nothing to lose is lured
The show’s executive producer, Michael Chernuchin, told Entertainment Weekly that “we are hitting Harvey Weinstein head-on” with a fictionalized account of predators who work in the airline industry.
While readying a previously-planned script about “airline pilots and what a boys club that is,” Chernuchin said he and his writers realized, “‘Wow, this is exactly what the actresses go through in Hollywood. It’s the same environment.’ So we got all of our Harvey stuff out with airline pilots.”
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Variety: What’s new at the festival in 2017?
Yuni Hadi: The introduction of the Southeast Asian Producer’s Network is a natural extension of the Southeast Asian Film Lab. We have the closed-door session where it’s a full day session discussing the success and challenges of a project, analyzing numbers and ultimately, having working producers share information that can used to achieve wider distribution for Southeast Asian independent films. For our first year we have guest speakers who are commissioners of cable and Internet platforms like Astro, Catchplay and HBO Asia.
We also have Midnight Mayhem which is the new branding of our late-night films which started to have a real following- with the filmmakers of “Salvage: Malay Wild” and “Mayhem” in Singapore to bring different perspectives of genre films
Variety: What is new and noteworthy in the past
The year kicked off with confirmation that Kirsten Tan’s “Pop Aye” had been selected to premiere at Sundance in the World Cinema – Dramatic segment. There it was nominated for the Grand Jury prize and took home the Screenwriting Award. It went on to win the Big Screen Award at Rotterdam and the Golden Eye prize at Zurich.
The film also secured U.S. distribution via Kino Lorber and in addition had a commercial release at home in Singapore. Unsurprisingly, “Pop Aye” was chosen as Singapore’s entry for the Oscar foreign-language category.
Tan is delighted with the relative gender parity in Singapore. “Singapore is attuned to the fact that girls should be able to do what they want,” says Tan. “But yes, female
Chew is fascinated with depictions of native sexuality in history and his body of work is based on a personal philosophy he calls Lesser, a mixture of ideas culled from cinema verite and Dogme 95. “Shadows” follows a hermaphrodite who comes to town to impart a wisdom that proves to be both untimely and too carnal.
Chew first appeared at Sgiff in 1994, with his debut short “Loving Sappho.” Since then he has had a varied career, debuting as a DoP with Abdul Nizam’s “Datura” that won best short at Sgiff 1999. He performed the function again in 2000 for “Haura,” Nizam’s segment in Zhao Wei Films’ omnibus movie “Stories About Love.” In 2004, he
Renowned for its graphic art design, the vintage greeting was designed by illustrator/animator R.O. Blechman (The New Yorker, “The Soldier’s Tale,” “Sesame Street,” Alka-Seltzer ads) and produced by animator Willis Pyle (“Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “Mr. Magoo”). Because it’s a minute long (the standard back then, but unheard of now, as commercials are stripped to as quick as six seconds), CBS doesn’t have the opportunity to run it often.
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The spot, which features a tree full of birds who tweet until they encounter a saw-wielding man (who then surprises him with music of his own), has found new life on YouTube, in addition to
Although many of this year’s Spirit nominees — from “Get Out” to “Call Me By Your Name” — are major Oscar players, they have plenty of company from other movies that stand very little chance of Oscar play. At the same time, there are some noticeable snubs for major players in a few categories that could still gain some momentum as Oscar season continues along.
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson dig through the Spirit nominations to get a handle on some of the surprises and snubs, while making the case for a few overlooked
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