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Sophie Turner’s Drama ‘Josie’ to Launch Mammoth Film Festival

Sophie Turner’s Drama ‘Josie’ to Launch Mammoth Film Festival
Sophie Turner’s independent drama “Josie” has been selected as the opening night film for the inaugural Mammoth Film Festival on Feb. 8, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film, formerly titled “Huntsville,” also stars Dylan McDermott and Jack Kilmer. It’s directed by Eric England from a screenplay by Anthony Ragnone II. The script, which made the 2014 Black List, centers on a solitary man living a dull existence in the sleepy town. He raises eyebrows when he develops a questionable relationship with a recently transplanted high school student.

Turner is best known for her role as Sansa Stark in “Game of Thrones.” She portrayed Jean Grey in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

The festival, which is being billed as a mini-Sundance, runs from Feb. 8 to Feb. 11 and will feature other indie world premieres, studio films, shorts, and episodics.

“It’s a real honor to have such a prestigious title as ‘Josie’ open our first ever Mammoth Film Festival,” said founder
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‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Director Admits That ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Stinks

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Director Admits That ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Stinks
These days, filmmakers doing press for an upcoming sequel tend to transform their interviews into an ongoing apology tour for the previous movie. “Yeah, that one stank, but we learned a lot and this one will be better!” has been trotted out enough to feel meaningless at this point. Still, X-Men: Apocalypse was so bad that […]

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Simon Kinberg Admits ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Emphasized “Visual Effects Over Emotion”

Fun fact about “X-Men: Apocalypse”: while reviews weren’t kind, and it’s far from the pinnacle of the mutant movies, it’s actually the second highest grossing X-Men flick. Not counting “Deadpool,” “Logan,” or “The Wolverine,” it sits second behind all time leader, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” Regardless, it’s not going to go down as one of the best entries in the series and film’s producer and co-writer Simon Kinberg admits as much.

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2017 SAG Awards Holiday Auction Benefitting the SAG-aftra Foundation

The Screen Actors Guild Awards Holiday Auction benefiting the SAG-aftra Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Actors’ Assistance programs is live now at sagawards.org/auction.

The annual Holiday Auction features the ultimate SAG Awards VIP Package, with two tickets to the 24th Annual SAG Awards Ceremony and Gala on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, a backstage tour, two United Airline tickets and a three-night stay at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Other highlights include autographed film and television collectibles from Trevor Noah, Mary J. Blige, William Shatner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Margaret Atwood, and the casts of “This Is Us,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Glow” and more. Also up for bid are unique gifts, such as tickets to a taping of “Will & Grace” plus a set tour and meet-and-greet with the cast, VIP tickets to a live taping of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” and several SAG Awards Red Carpet Bleacher Seats packages.
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Simon Kinberg on course correcting the X-Men series with Dark Phoenix, confirms Genosha

After more than a decade serving as writer and producer on 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise, Simon Kinberg now finds himself behind the camera for the latest chapter of the main series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Earlier in the week we saw some first look images from the movie – Fox’s second attempt at adapting The Dark Phoenix Saga after the disappointing X-Men: The Last Stand – and now Kinberg has been chatting to EW about the movie, stating that he intends on course correcting the series after mistakes made with the previous chapter, X-Men: Apocalypse.

“I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters,” said Kinberg. It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character… One of the things I went into this film wanting to do is obviously focus on the characters and give them
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Enter a Competitive Virtual Reality Universe in the Official Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Virtual reality isn't just an escape f0r Wade Watts, it's a chance for a better real life. Following its infectiously fun trailer debut at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, the official trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline) has been released by Warner Bros., giving viewers the chance to rock out to Van Halen's "Jump."

"From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person
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Watch the latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

The latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has just landed. Based upon the critically acclaimed novel, written by Ernest Cline, this latest trailer already seems to have caught the essence of the critically acclaimed book. Check it out for yourself below…

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Ready Player One
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Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One gets a new poster

Ahead of tomorrow’s trailer, a new poster has arrived online for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One featuring Tye Sheridan; check it out here…

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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia know as the Oasis. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within the confines of this digital world, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to
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New images from Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

With a new trailer set to land this Sunday, four images have arrived online (via EW) from Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of Ernest Cline’s New York Times best-selling sci-fi novel Ready Player One featuring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance; check them out here…

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia know as the Oasis. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within the confines of this digital world, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on,
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix hopes to correct the mistakes of X-Men: Apocalypse

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Compared to its predecessor, it's easy to paint X-men: Apocalypse as a disappointment. The sequel wound up making $200 million less than X-men: Days Of Future Past and the reviews were some of the worst the series had received, so when it came time to craft the next installment, X-men: Dark Phoenix, the filmmakers made sure to acknowledge the mistakes of Apocalypse in order to refocus the... Read More...
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First trailer for Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel

Following a teaser earlier today, 20th Century Fox has debuted the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel; check it out below along with a synopsis and batch of images…

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita
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‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Director Simon Kinberg Admits ‘Apocalypse’ Failed Because It Put VFX Over Characters

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Director Simon Kinberg Admits ‘Apocalypse’ Failed Because It Put VFX Over Characters
Simon Kinberg has been with the “X-Men” franchise ever since he co-wrote the 2006 entry “X-Men: The Last Stand,” which means he’s pretty good and telling which installments strike a chord with fans and which end up being disappointments. Ahead of making his directorial debut with “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” Kinberg admits to Entertainment Weekly that the previous entry, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” was not the franchise’s best.

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“I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters,” Kinberg says. “It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character.”

Producer Hutch Parker agrees with Kinberg and adds that the movie’s script continued to change while production was filming.

“It’s always dangerous if your script is evolving while you’re shooting. Certainly, in hindsight,
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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Filmmakers on Course-Correcting for ‘Dark Phoenix’

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Filmmakers on Course-Correcting for ‘Dark Phoenix’
While X-Men: Apocalypse grossed over $540 million at the worldwide box office, that was $200 million less than its predecessor, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and doing worse than the previous film is never a good sign for sequels. Moreover, reviews were quite unkind for director Bryan Singer’s “disaster movie” version of an X-Men film. So when it came time to craft the next X-Men movie, the filmmakers needed to acknowledge the mistakes that were made in Apocalypse and ensure they wouldn’t be repeated in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The new movie—which takes …
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Look Back at the 12 Biggest Celebrity Breakups of 2017

Love is a beautiful thing -- until it’s suddenly not. While we stared at plenty of stunning engagement rings and cooed over whimsical wedding dresses, 2017 was also full of shocking breakups -- and a few that people kind of saw coming.

As if this year hasn’t been hard enough with, well, everything going on in the world, here are the 12 celeb splits that collectively broke our hearts.

1. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

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The breakup heard around the world! One of the most beloved and seemingly in-love duos in Hollywood, fans never saw the demise of the Jurassic World and Mom stars, and, honestly, we’re not sure we’ve recovered.

After eight years of marriage, Pratt and Faris announced they were legally separating in a joint statement shared via social media on Aug. 6. "We are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for
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The Bryan Singer Timeline: a History of Allegations and Defenses, from Troubled Films to Sexual Assault Claims

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The Bryan Singer Timeline: a History of Allegations and Defenses, from Troubled Films to Sexual Assault Claims
Bryan Singer has had a ruinous week. On December 4, 20th Century Fox fired Singer from the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” for abandoning the London set; on December 6, the studio announced Dexter Fletcher as his replacement. In a statement, Singer ascribed his absence on “Bohemian Rhapsody” to caring for an ailing parent, but Fox also declined to renew its long-term deal with Singer’s production company, while his longtime publicist cut ties a few months ago.

Read More:Fox Fired Bryan Singer, but It Won’t Be Able to Remove Him as the Director of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody

And then, on December 7, Singer hit the news cycle again: In a lawsuit filed by attorney Jeff Herman, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman accused Singer of sexually assaulting him in 2003, when Sanchez-Guzman was 17.

All of this represents a tremendous comedown for Singer, a blockbuster director whose films have made over $1 billion in domestic release alone.
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Alita: Battle Angel gets a first teaser ahead of trailer

To whet our appetites for the release of the first trailer, a brief teaser has been revealed for the Robert Rodriguez-directed and James Cameron-produced manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel; check it out here…

Her journey begins tomorrow. #Alita pic.twitter.com/v5e6FTWQgU

Alita: Battle Angel (@Alitamovie) December 8, 2017

Alita: Battle Angel is set for release on July 20th 2018 and features a cast that includes Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fate of the Furious), Keean Johnson (Nashville), Jackie Earle Haley (Preacher), Jennifer Connelly (American Pastoral), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (From Dusk Till Dawn), Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

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Jennifer Lawrence Explains Why She Returned For X-Men: Dark Phoenix

After X-Men: Apocalypse looked like it had wrapped up the X-Men prequel trilogy, it was thought that some of the cast members would be bowing out of the franchise. Not least Jennifer Lawrence, who had not only become one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood since 2011’s X-Men: First Class, but had also made her distaste for the blue bodypaint she had to wear to play Mystique known.

As it turns out, though, Lawrence ended up returning for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will continue the story of how the shapeshifter is now a hero and bonafide member of the X-Men. While speaking to EW, the actress revealed why she decided to sign on for a fourth movie, joking that it was all to do with a thoughtless promise she made to director Simon Kinberg.

“I kind of f*cked myself. Because when I was trying to talk Simon into directing,
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Has a Huge Twist Fans Won't See Coming

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Has a Huge Twist Fans Won't See Coming
Following the new photos from X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which offered our first look at Jessica Chastain's villain character, new plot details have surfaced. The latest report from Entertainment Weekly teases that the movie will feature some of the biggest set pieces in X-Men franchise history, the mutants' first trip to outer space along with, according to EW, "a massive twist halfway through that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise." Sadly, no further details were given regarding said twist, but James McAvoy revealed that this is the darkest X-Men movie yet.

"This is probably the most emotional X-Men we've done and the most pathos-driven. There's a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering."

While nothing about this twist has been revealed, there was a rumor that surfaced last month which revealed that writer-director Simon Kinberg intends to show just how powerful the Dark Phoenix is, by having
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Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director

Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director
It only took 20th Century Fox three days to find a new Bohemian Rhapsody director, bringing aboard Dexter Fletcher to take the reins from the fired Bryan Singer. What remains to be seen is if Dexter Fletcher will get any credit for his work at all, with sources stating that there are only two more weeks left of production, unless the new director decides to reshoot some scenes. The director will also oversee the post-production process, keeping the studio on track to release the film in December 2018.

Sources claim that 20th Century Fox had started quietly searching for directors even before production was shut down following Bryan Singer going Awol, failing to return to the set for three days after the Thanksgiving break. The studio, however, denies this claim, and rumors that anyone other than Dexter Fletcher had been offered this directorial gig before Bryan Singer was officially fired. Sources
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Sophie Turner Fires Up First Look of Jean Grey in ‘Dark Phoenix’ (Photos)

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Sophie Turner Fires Up First Look of Jean Grey in ‘Dark Phoenix’ (Photos)
While “Dark Phoenix” is still almost a year away, here’s a first look at Sophie Turner’s character that will get you excited for the newest “X-Men” installation. Turner ignited the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s First Look Issue as Jean Grey this week. Her hair is literally on fire — the last time we saw Jean Grey in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” she was given a new uniform to train in the Danger Room after incinerating En Sabah Nur, officially becoming a new “X-Men” recruit. EW also revealed the plot of the upcoming film, which is set to bow on Nov.
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