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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ First Footage: Watch Chris Pratt Play With A Baby Raptor

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ First Footage: Watch Chris Pratt Play With A Baby Raptor
The first footage from “Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom” has arrived courtesy of Colin Trevorrow’s Twitter account, which has posted an adorable video of Chris Pratt playing with a baby raptor. It’s unclear whether or not the footage is from the actual movie or if it was just taken on set, nor is it confirmed if the baby raptor is CGI or an animatronic. “The Impossible” director J.A. Boyena has promised more practical effects in the sequel.

“Obviously you don’t have real dinosaurs — sometimes you have people playing dinosaurs — but we love animatronics and we’re trying to do as much with them as possible,” he said of the sequel. “I think animatronics bring soul and reality to it. We’re trying to find the balance between animatronics and CGI in order to cheat the audience so they
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Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Strums $2.3 Million on Tuesday Night

Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Strums $2.3 Million on Tuesday Night
Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” has opened with a solid $2.3 million on Tuesday night.

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
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on Track for Cosmic $200 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on Track for Cosmic $200 Million-Plus Opening Weekend
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is on track for a cosmic $200 million-plus opening weekend when it hits theaters on Dec. 15, according to first estimates released by tracking services on Wednesday morning. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the first new film released in the sci-fi franchise after Disney acquired Lucasfilm, earned a record opening of $248 million in December 2015. Last year’s prequel “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opened to $155.1 million. “The Last Jedi” is likely to score the biggest opening box office weekend of the year, a spot currently held by another Disney release, “Beauty and the...
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The Partridge Family's David Cassidy Dies at 67

The Partridge Family's David Cassidy Dies at 67
David Cassidy has died, his family tells People in an exclusive statement.

“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” his family said in a statement Tuesday. “David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”

The actor, widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family,
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Dan Harmon on ‘Community’ Movie: Justin Lin and I Are ‘Trying’ to Make It Happen

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Dan Harmon on ‘Community’ Movie: Justin Lin and I Are ‘Trying’ to Make It Happen
Will “Community” fans’ long-held dream of “six seasons and a movie” finally come to fruition? Dan Harmon, who created the heralded comedy series that signed off in June 2015 after Season 6, told TheWrap that the show’s long-hoped-for feature film may still happen. Harmon’s optimism remains alive due in part to a number of individuals who worked on the show and now hold considerable clout in Hollywood. This includes “Community” executive producers Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed the show’s pilot before helming such high-profile movies as “Captain America: Civil War” and the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War.”
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Andy Serkis Joins Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in ‘Flarsky’

Andy Serkis Joins Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in ‘Flarsky’
Andy Serkis is joining Lionsgate’s Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen feature film “Flarsky,” portraying a media mogul who employs Rogen’s journalist character.

Flarsky” is directed by Jonathan Levine from Dan Sterling’s script. The comedy is currently shooting in Montreal. Lionsgate has set a Feb. 9, 2019, release date.

Rogen is playing the titular Fred Flarsky, battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, who endeavors to pursue Theron’s character — his childhood crush and babysitter, who now happens to be the U.S. Secretary of State and is one of the most unattainable women on earth.

Serkis portrayed the lead character Caesar in Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.” He made his directorial debut on “Breathe,” starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, and is in post-production on the live-action “Jungle Book,” which Warner Bros. will open on Oct. 19.

Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, Theron’s Denver and Delilah Films, and [link=co
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'Coco' Hopes to Add Disney's Legacy at the Thanksgiving Box Office

'Coco' Hopes to Add Disney's Legacy at the Thanksgiving Box Office
One look at the Thanksgiving opening weekend records shows how important the holiday has been to Disney, which currently holds nine of the top ten three-day and five-day opening weekend records including last year's Moana, which opened with $82 million over the five-day holiday, the second largest of all-time. This weekend the studio debuts the latest Pixar feature, Coco, which has already become the largest single release in Mexico and looks to make an impact domestically this weekend. Coco will be opening in 3,987 locations starting Wednesday, with industry estimates anticipating a five-day opening in the $55-60 million range. This would be enough to challenge the studio's The Good Dinosaur for the fifth largest five-day Thanksgiving opening ever and based on the data we're looking at we're expecting it to go even higher. IMDb page view data shows Coco surging ahead of titles such as Good Dinosaur, Sing and even Moana leading up to release.
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John Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, Apologizes for Unwanted Hugs

John Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, Apologizes for Unwanted Hugs
John Lasseter, the head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios and one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment industry, acknowledged Tuesday that he had crossed the line with employees. He is taking a six-month leave of absence.

Lasseter sent a memo to staff apologizing for making employees feel disrespected or uncomfortable, Variety has confirmed.

“That was never my intent,” he wrote. “Collectively, you mean the world to me, and I deeply apologize if I have let you down. I especially want to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form.”

Lasseter is taking a leave as several prominent Hollywood figures are grappling with allegations of sexual harassment. His name has continued to be mentioned privately, with a number of former Pixar employees telling Variety that he has behaved inappropriately and describing a culture
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Attention, Future Harveys: How to Write an Apology for Sexual Misconduct (Guest Blog)

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Attention, Future Harveys: How to Write an Apology for Sexual Misconduct (Guest Blog)
I am deeply sorry to hear that some women have felt disrespected by my actions. I thought was mutual and fun for all. I have since learned I was the only one who enjoyed it. Also Read: 43 Hollywood and Media Heavyweights Accused of Sexual Misconduct Since Harvey Weinstein I have also since learned that I have . I have therefore decided to seek [insert: therapy, David Boies, the...
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Inside ‘The Florida Project’ and Its 7-Year-Old Secret Weapon in the Oscar Race (Exclusive Video)

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Inside ‘The Florida Project’ and Its 7-Year-Old Secret Weapon in the Oscar Race (Exclusive Video)
This story about Brooklynn Prince and “The Florida Project” first appeared in the Race Begins issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Given that the simplest is usually the best, 7-year-old actress Brooklynn Prince has the perfect synopsis for her movie “The Florida Project” and the character she plays. “Moonee is a girl who lives in a motel,” she said. “She is struggling with her mom and getting into all kinds of trouble, but has lots of adventures.” Her assessment checks out and then some in Sean Baker’s profound and bittersweet drama. Like the mischievous children who inhabit its world,
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Netflix Won’t Partner With The Weinstein Company on Upcoming Awards Parties

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In case you were wondering, Netflix won’t be partying with The Weinstein Company at the Golden Globes next year — or any upcoming awards gatherings. The streaming service, which has co-hosted a bash for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s big night with TWC for for the last three years, said Wednesday that it will be going solo on all future celebratory occasions. “We have no plans to partner with other studios for upcoming events,” a Netflix spokesperson told TheWrap on Wednesday. Also Read: Weinstein Co. Sells 'Paddington 2' to Warner Bros. The Golden Globes party has emerged
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Film Review: Senses Working Overtime in Lush Summer Romance

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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Film Review: Senses Working Overtime in Lush Summer Romance
Director Luca Guadagnino makes sensual epics in every definition of the adjective. In his previous films “I Am Love” and “A Bigger Splash,” he makes movies that audiences don’t merely see and hear; these are experiences to be touched, felt, even smelled. His characters exist in a specific natural context, and he conveys their reactions to their surroundings. His latest feature, the masterful “Call Me by Your Name,” ups the ante on Guadagnino’s sensuality. We can feel the grass under bare feet, smell lake water and perspiration on exposed skin, and taste the fresh apricots. (And yes, the
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Netflix-Weinstein Co. Joint Golden Globes Party Discontinued

One of the most prominent Golden Globes after-parties is no more.

Netflix and The Weinstein Co. co-hosted a black-tie bash in a tent adjacent to the Beverly Hilton, where the Globes ceremony takes place, in January of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. It was one of the more coveted tickets of a night packed with parties, in part because many of the biggest names from film, television and media — from Bono and Jennifer Lopez to Jeff Bezos — could be counted on to show up and rub shoulders with hosts Ted Sarandos, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein.

But the...
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'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See

'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See
"This here's the paradise of the locust, the lizard, the snake. It's the land of the bleeding rifle."

So snarls murderous outlaw Frank Griffin in the monologue that gives Godless, the new seven-episode Netflix miniseries premiering on November 22nd, its title. Leading a pack of marauders out to terrorize and slaughter every man, woman, and child that crosses their path, he’s not merely a creature of the American West in the 1880s. Griffin is some otherworldly manifestation of it, a reminder that anyone who ventures into this borderless, lawless
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‘Logan’ Director James Mangold Sings Praises of His Production Team

‘Logan’ Director James Mangold Sings Praises of His Production Team
In Fox blockbuster “Logan,” the title character says, “I’m not whatever you think I am.” The same is true of the movie, an “X-Men” sequel that’s more classic Hollywood film noir/Western than superhero movie. Director and co-writer James Mangold talks about the contributions of his team of artisans in giving the film a different vibe from that of its predecessors.

Cinematographer John Mathieson

The idea was to produce a more natural film, on location, which avoided the fetishizing of superhero gear and vehicles that had become a trope of these movies. There’s a general look of what’s been successful in the last decade with superhero movies, and I definitely didn’t want that. I brought up Westerns like “Shane” and “Unforgiven,” but also “The Wrestler” or Clint Eastwood’s “The Gauntlet,” which felt very naturalistic, where lighting was natural or practical, not glammed up. The whole take of the script was that
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Oscars 2018 Party Report: Contenders From Emma Stone to Jake Gyllenhaal Hit the Scene (Photos)

Oscars 2018 Party Report: Contenders From Emma Stone to Jake Gyllenhaal Hit the Scene (Photos)
The dean of Hollywood declares this Awards Season…open! Academy governor Steven Spielberg toasted the Governors Awards at Hollywood and Highland on November 11.After their peek-a-boo moment on the carpet (above), Best Actress winners Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence brought Greta Gerwig in to the mix at the Governors Awards, inside the Ray Dolby Ballroom. That’s the same place where the Governors Ball will take place immediately after the March 4 ceremony. Team “Lady Bird” get up close to Oscar: Director Greta Gerwig, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Levy and Nick Houy made a necessary pit stop on the way in to screening the.
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IFP’s Gotham Awards Give Indie Films a Boost

IFP’s Gotham Awards Give Indie Films a Boost
On Sept. 30, 1991, John Turturro and the late Jonathan Demme were the first of seven New Yorkers to garner a Gotham Award. Trophies were handed out at the Roseland Ballroom without much fanfare. The celebratory dinner, a fundraiser for the Independent Filmmaker Project, was a small, low-key, quirky event that didn’t draw mainstream media.

“It didn’t have that big huge red carpet thing that happens nowadays,” says former Ifp exec director Catherine Tait, who oversaw the creation of the Gotham Awards. “It was really intimate because the interest in indie filmmaking was not very heightened at the time.”

Cut to the same awards show at the same venue four years later. “Reservoir Dogs,” “Kids” and “Hoop Dreams” were officially part of the zeitgeist and Madonna was posing for photographers along with fellow Gotham Award guests Ted Turner and Jane Fonda. The Gotham Awards were officially a hot ticket.

“We were riding a wave of sudden consumer
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ First Footage Shows Chris Pratt Petting Baby Raptor

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ First Footage Shows Chris Pratt Petting Baby Raptor
Executive producer and screenwriter Colin Trevorrow has unveiled the first footage from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” showing Chris Pratt’s return as the raptor handler.

The six-second teaser shows a dino hatchling cuddling up against Pratt. “From our Jurassic family to yours,” Treverrow tweeted on Wednesday.

From our Jurassic family to yours. @FilmBayona @PrattPrattPratt @BryceDHoward @LeDoctor #Fallenkingdom pic.twitter.com/KiR3et9Vx1

Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) November 22, 2017

Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster “Jurassic World.” The new installment also stars Justice Smith, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, and Jeff Goldblum, who co-starred in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and in 1997’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” but was absent from “Jurassic World.” He played quick-witted mathematician Ian Malcolm, who managed to survive in both films.

J.A. Bayona is directing the next installment. Trevorrow, who helmed “Jurassic World,” wrote the script for the sequel with Derek Connolly. The executive
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How to Watch or Live Stream Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Video)

How to Watch or Live Stream Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Video)
Want to avoid your family? Still too early for pigskin (or turkey meat, for that matter)? The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can provide a serviceable distraction during the morning hours tomorrow. But how does one actually watch this thing? Readers, you came to the right place. For starters, those looking for Snoopy and Santa can catch them the traditional way on NBC. Don’t want to flip all the way to the “Today” show home? Huge fan of Kelsea Ballerini? CBS airs parts of the procession and features the country singer/songwriter. Prefer the parade en Espanol? Telemundo’s got you covered.
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'Smallfoot' Trailer Previews Channing Tatum's Yeti Adventure

'Smallfoot' Trailer Previews Channing Tatum's Yeti Adventure
Channing Tatum is an adventurous Yeti in the first trailer for Smallfoot.

The Warner Bros. animated movie turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti named Migo (Tatum) finds something he thought didn’t exist — a human, which the Yeti community refers to as a "smallfoot."

"It's a terrifying creature with perfect white teeth and breath that just smells all minty fresh," he explains in confusion. "And the only hair it has on its entire body is on the top of its head!"

Zendaya, James Corden, Gina Rodriguez, LeBron James, Common, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Jimmy Tatro and...
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