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'Novitiate' to Open Capri, Hollywood Fest

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The 22nd edition of the Capri, Hollywood International Film Fest is taking shape. Novitiate will open the event Dec. 27 at Anacapri's Cinema Paradiso. The new film from Margaret Betts will have its European premiere on the island. 

In Novitiate, Academy Award winner Melissa Leo stars as an uncompromising Reverend Mother overseeing a Catholic convent in the 1960s. She becomes threatened by the looming reforms of the Second Vatican Council and fears what the changes will mean for her own way of life and for the women under her care. 

Leo has already been garnering Oscar buzz for her performance »

- Ariston Anderson

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Ryan Reynolds' 'Detective Pikachu' Gets 2019 Release Date

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Universal Pictures has set a date to catch 'em all.

Detective Pikachu, Legendary’s live-action Pokemon movie, is slated for release on May 10, 2019, Universal announced Monday.

Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) are starring in the film, which is based on the globally popular Pokemon franchise. Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing.

Production is set to commence in mid-January in London.

Universal will handle distribution of Detective Pikachu outside Japan. Toho will distribute in Japan, as it has done in its partnership with Legendary on the blockbuster reboot of Godzilla.


- Borys Kit

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Where 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Got Its Name

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Judging by the subtitle of Sony’s animated Spider-Man feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it might not just be Miles Morales who’ll be making his big-screen debut in the movie. In fact, all manner of Spider-Men (Spider-Mans? Spiders-Man?) could be waiting in the wings.

While the movie teases a meeting between Morales — the Spider-Man in a universe where Peter Parker seemingly died — and Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, that echoes the plot of the 2012 comic book series Spider-Men, the subtitle points instead to a 2014 storyline that featured spider-inspired heroes from multiple universes, each offering a particular twist »

- Graeme McMillan

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