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‘Wonder Woman’ breaks ‘Mamma Mia!’ record as top-grossing live-action film by female director

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Patty Jenkins‘ “Wonder Woman” just surpassed Phyllida Lloyd‘s “Mamma Mia!” to become the highest grossing movie directed by a woman. That tune-filled 2008 picture established Meryl Streep as an international box office draw with total takings of just under $610 million. “Wonder Woman,” which features Gal Gadot as the title character, has made just over […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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Syfy Orders George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ to Pilot

23 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has ordered a pilot based on “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin’s novella “Nightflyers,” Variety has learned.

The network revealed they were developing the novella as a series back in May. It was previously adapted into the 1987 film of the same name. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television. The story follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system in the hopes of contacting alien life. They travel aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain. But when terrifying »


- Joe Otterson

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It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis

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Sofia Coppola is the promotional circuit with “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). So is her 81-year-old mother, Eleanor, who wrote and directed her first narrative feature, the romantic road movie “Paris Can Wait;” Sony Pictures Classics is releasing it around the country to strong reviews and box office. Mother and daughter will meet, with their films, at this week’s Munich International Film Festival, where they’ll be joined by the man who began the family film dynasty, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia and her older brother, director and screenwriter Roman Coppola, also own San Francisco production company American Zoetrope, which their father launched in 1979; Roman runs it day to day. “They seek each other’s help when it’s needed,” said long-time family producer and casting guru Fred Roos.

Roos has been Francis Ford’s producer and casting director since “The Godfather.” And from the beginning of Sofia’s career, »


- Anne Thompson

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‘Blade Runner’ Turns 35: The Unloved Film That Became a Classic

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June 25 is the 35th anniversary of the 1982 Ridley Scott-directed “Blade Runner,” one of the all-time science-fiction classics. The long-planned sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” starring Ryan Gosling, opens in October; earlier this year, director Denis Villeneuve told Variety’s “Playback” podcast that he felt a lot of pressure working on “the most risky project” of his life, because the original is so iconic.

But if it makes him feel better, the earlier film was not a big hit with audiences or critics when it opened. In the 21st century, that seems incredible — how could people not flip out? But “Blade Runner” was so radical that it took several years for its impact to sink in. Even the filmmakers had misgivings: there have been multiple re-edits over the years, trying to hit movie perfection.

Rotten Tomatoes says it was “misunderstood when it first hit theaters.” In the original review, Variety reflected a lot of the mixed reaction, saying »


- Tim Gray

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Jamie Foxx Is to Blame for Ed Sheeran’s Success… Sort Of (Video)

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He’s now a Grammy award-winning artist, but Ed Sheeran started out like any other struggling artist in Los Angeles: sleeping on a friend’s couch. But for Sheeran, that couch belonged to Jamie Foxx. In an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show,” Foxx — who was promoting “Baby Driver” — said he helped give the musician his start when he came to the city with no place to stay and no money in his pockets. According to Foxx, he met Sheeran at his satellite radio show in Los Angeles. He invited the budding musician to his home and heard his music, »


- Carli Velocci

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Will Arnett and Prince Harry Have a Cheeky Texting Relationship

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Keeping up with the royals. »

- Devon Ivie

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13 Stephen King TV Adaptations Ranked, Including ‘The Mist’ (Photos)

33 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stephen King has been seeing a resurgence as of late. Many of the iconic horror author’s works are getting new TV adaptations. 2016 saw “11.22.63” on Hulu and 2017 saw “The Mist” on Spike and we’re still due for “Castle Rock,” an original story that takes place within the King multiverse. In honor of all these adaptations, we looked back at all the King works (original screenplays not included) that have made their way to television, sometimes with horrifying results. “It” (1990) That’s right, arguably one of the most iconic of Stephen King adaptations was actually on TV. An edited version. »


- Linda Ge and Carli Velocci

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'Transformers': One Way It's Kind of Brilliant

53 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Few would argue Michael Bay's Transformers franchise is for intellectuals or cinephiles.

They are critically reviled, written off as overstuffed and incoherent mish-moshes of extravagant explosions, loud noises, product placements, scantily clad women and terrible dialogue. (Anyone remember John Tutturo uttering the line "I am directly below enemy scrotum" in Revenge of The Fallen?)

But there’s one aspect of the series that doesn’t get enough credit  — and it is actually kind of brilliant. It's the franchises reliance on a popular bastion of fiction known as secret histories, a concept that it's used to justify the perpetuation of this franchise »


- Josh Weiss

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How Will & Grace’s Revival Is Dealing With the Dramatic Series Finale Time Jump

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It’ll make perfect sense! Or will it?! »

- Devon Ivie

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Box Office: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Assembles $37.5 Million in Three Days’ Time

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Transformers: The Last Knight” had a slightly unconventional Wednesday night opening this week, but its Friday numbers aren’t anything for the Autobots to actually write Cybertron about.

Despite its franchise-low opening, the fifth film in the “Transformers” saga is expected to easily win the first official weekend of summer 2017, while “Wonder Woman” and “Cars 3” will be in a tight race for second place.

Transformers 5” had already pulled in $23.7 million from Wednesday and Thursday showings going into the weekend, but Michael Bay can now add another $13.8 million from 4,069 theaters to his total. This brings the Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, and Stanley Tucci vehicle from Paramount to just over $40 million so far, with an expected $64 million domestic cume by Sunday’s end for the 5-day.

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As ‘Wonder Woman’ Soars, Movies Starring Men Fail to Connect at Box Office

Wonder Woman” continues to prove impenetrable as Patty JenkinsDC Comics adaptation lassoed another $7.35 million on Friday »


- JD Knapp

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Rolls to Franchise-Low $64 Million 5-Day Opening

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paramount’s “Transformers” franchise may still be a hot ticket overseas, but it seems to have run out of fuel with American audiences. The series’ fifth film, “The Last Knight,” is on pace for a $64.3 million five-day opening after grossing $13.7 million on Friday from 4,069 screens. That opening hits the $63-70 million window set by independent trackers at the start of the week, and the $40-42 million it is estimated to gross from just weekend sales will be enough to give it the No. 1 spot at the box office. Also Read: Is This the End of the 'Transformers' Saga? »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Jar Jar Binks Makes Incognito Plea to Ron Howard For Han Solo Movie Role

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Meesa thinks it's a long shot. 

In a recent Funny or Die clip, Jar Jar Binks makes a plea to Ron Howard to be added into the Han Solo spin-off after it was announced this week the Apollo 13 director was taking the reins. 

Jar Jar is in disguise for the nearly two-minute faux clip in which he praises Howard's work and says he knows the mostly unpopular Phantom Menace character would be a great addition. 

"The best choice would be to put Jar Jar in the movie," says Jar Jar with his voice changed. "Jar Jar Binks is a beloved »


- Ryan Parker

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Stephen Colbert Teases 2020 Presidential Run on Russian TV

2 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Stephen Colbert hinted at a potential 2020 presidential run during an appearance on a Russian late-night TV show.

Colbert, who is visiting Moscow for an upcoming segment on The Late Show, told Evening Urgant after some vodka shots, "I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020. I thought it would be better to cut out the middleman and just tell the Russians myself."

The Kanye-esque proclamation came after Colbert made numerous digs about the Donald Trump administration and their alleged connections to Russia. "To the beautiful and friendly Russian people, »


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Edgar Wright Gives a Very Diplomatic Answer for Why He Left Ant-Man

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What could’ve been. »


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'May I Have This Man' Trailer Shows A Lot of Pre-Wedding Stress

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The trailer for the indie May I Have This Man sees stars Anthony Rapp and Jonathan Bennett re-thinking some things.

The two star as soon-to-be-married Daniel and Christopher, whose pre-wedding stress is suddenly exacerbated by the arrival of Christopher's long-lost childhood friend.

May I Have This Man was written and directed by Joshua Tunick, and it's ensemble cast includes Alyson Hannigan and Thomas Dekker.

The movie hits theaters on July 7 and i available on VOD on July 11.

Watch the trailer in the player below.

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‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’ fans, don’t despair: VH1 says there’ll be a season 10

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“Rupaul’s Drag Race” returned on a new network, VH1, but with the same fierce attitude that carried it along for eight frock-filled seasons on Logo. And the channel is so happy with the  ratings for this ninth edition that it has renewed the reality competition for season 10. Last fall, RuPaul Charles surprised Emmy pundits […] »


- Paul Sheehan

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Johnny Depp Is Sorry for That ‘Bad’ Donald Trump Assassination Joke

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He was only “trying to amuse” with it. »

- Devon Ivie

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You Can Either Thank or Blame Jamie Foxx for Helping Launch Ed Sheeran’s Career

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The duo go way back. »

- Devon Ivie

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ finale recap: Which queen won Season 9 and who came up short?

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Friday night on VH1 the grand finale of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 9 delivered more eleganza than ever before when the final four queens, Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee and Trinity Taylor, took the stage in the first ever lip synch smackdown for the crown. The new lip synch format was the focus of the […] »

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Only U.K. Television Could Get Away With Sharing Unflattering Photos of Kristen Wiig and Steve Carrell

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Times, they are a’changin. »

- Devon Ivie

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