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Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively in Talks to Star in Paul Feig Thriller “A Simple Favor” (Exclusive)

Anna Kendrick Paul Feig Blake Lively A Simple FavorThe film presents a scheduling conflict with Late Night, the Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson comedy at Fox 2000, which is expected to start shooting in the fall.

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“The Beguiled” Film Review: Sisters Before Misters

beguiled-excerpt A “who’s zoomin’ who?” celebration of scheming for both genders that keeps in the spirit of Coppola’s pensive, atmospheric aesthetic, but is unexpectedly straightforward in its delivery, leaving a craving for more of her nuanced stoicism that we have grown to love — or that has driven us crazy.

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Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson Join Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon in “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (Exclusive)

Justin Theroux Gillian AndersonSusanna Fogel is directing the Lionsgate movie, which will co-star Outlander‘s Sam Heughan and The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj.

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When It Comes To True Stories Like “All Eyez on Me,” What Do Filmmakers Owe to the Truth?

All Eyez on Me ExcerptUltimately, any time you’re telling a story based on something that actually happened, it’s a delicate balance. Inherently, there has to be some fictionalization involved, but there should also be an adherence to the spirit of the truth. The use of Jada Pinkett-Smith in All Eyez on Me, instead, feels exploitative.

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“John Wick” Scribe Sells Pitch to Cristal Pictures

Derek Kolstad ExcerptOriginal pitch “The Steward” from Derek Kolstad has landed at Cristal Pictures. They will fully finance and produce with plans for the project to be the first installment of a potential franchise.

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Jeff Bridges Mentors “The Only Living Boy in New York” in New Trailer (VIDEO)

064_OLB_Unit_01369R.JPGUp and coming actor Callum Turner is put front and center in the coming-of-age drama The Only Living Boy in New York about a college graduate in New York finding an unlikely mentor in an eccentric neighbor while his father courts a mistress. And there isn’t a better actor to play an eccentric neighbor than Jeff Bridges.

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“Godzilla” Sequel Starts Production, Gets Official Description Featuring Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah

GodzillaMichael Dougherty is an intriguing choice for this film, and the ensemble cast he has assembled is impressive. Let’s hope the story is worth their efforts.

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“Rocky,” “Karate Kid” Director John G. Avildsen Dies at 81, Made Movies Full of Hope

John G. Avildsen DiesAvildsen coaxed an Oscar-nominated performance out of Pat Morita and did a wonderful job capturing the unlikely bond between Mr. Miyagi and his young protege, Daniel LaRusso.

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YouTube Sensation Lilly Singh Joins Michael B. Jordan in HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451”

Lilly Singh Fahrenheit 451Ramin Bahrani is co-writing and directing the Ray Bradbury adaptation, which co-stars Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella.

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” and When Studios’ Marketing Plans Can’t Get Out of Their Own Way

Spider-Man Homecoming ExcerptRecently, a Spider-Man: Homecoming spoiler was revealed thanks to the movie’s novelization. But when a studio like Sony is so secretive about its product, thus buying into the idea of Spoiler Culture, it cannot be nearly as careless about the marketing and licensing attached to said product.

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Cannes Winner Diane Kruger Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Movie Based on “Marwencol”

Diane Kruger MarwencolKruger will play the Belgin Witch of Marwen in the film, which tells the moving true story of how one broken man used his artistic imagination to restore his human spirit.

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“47 Meters Down” Film Review: A Deep Dive Into Thrilling Absurdity

47-meters-excerptFull of deep sea despair, massive Great White sharks, and a star from This Is Us, the movie delivers some the best jump-in-your-seat thrills, but at the same time, it’s just a series of ignorant decisions made by the characters that will have you rooting for the Great Whites.

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Cristela Alonzo, Kerry Washington Revved Up About Female Empowerment in “Cars 3”

kerry-cristela-excerptConsidering we are living in a progressive age where Wonder Woman is slaying the box office and gender equality is rightfully taking center stage, Cars 3 gives an unexpected dose of female empowerment. At the movie’s press conference, stars Cristela Alonzo and Kerry Washington talked about how the for the Cars universe, the future is female.

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Paramount Promotes Elizabeth Raposo to President of Production Under Marc Evans

Elizabeth Raposo ParamountRaposo is well-liked throughout the industry and has developed a great reputation at Paramount, for whom she has overseen production on the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek franchises.

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Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Steven Yeun Tapped for Drama “Sorry to Bother You”

Tessa Thompson ExcerptThe directorial debut of writer-director Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You, has tapped three buzzy stars in its first casting: Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Steven Yeun, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Forest Whitaker is producing.

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“Daddy’s Home 2” Rivalry Passes to a New Generation with Mel Gibson and John Lithgow (Video)

daddy's home 2 excerptIn pitch-perfect casting, Mel Gibson arrives on the scene as Dusty’s father, Mr. Mayburn, and John Lithgow quickly follows as Brad’s father, Mr. Whitaker in the official trailer for Daddy’s Home 2.

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Michael Brown Movie in the Works at Warner Bros. Based on Mother’s Memoir About Ferguson Shooting (Exclusive)

Michael Brown Tell the Truth and Shame the DevilBrown was just 18 years old when he was fatally shot by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson after reportedly robbing a convenience store. The incident exposed racial tensions simmering beneath the surface of the city, where protests and civil unrest quickly erupted.

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“Goodbye Christopher Robin” Trailer Brings Sunshine from the Hundred Acre Wood (Video)

Goodbye Christopher Robin ExcerptIn the vein of  Finding Neverland and Miss Potter, the trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin introduces audiences to the origin of a beloved children’s story. This time, author A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh is front and center.

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“Glow” Star Betty Gilpin Joins Rebel Wilson for New Line Comedy “Isn’t It Romantic”

Betty Gilpin ExcerptAfter several roles on the small screen, Glow actress Betty Gilpin has been tapped to co-star with Rebel Wilson in the big screen comedy Isn’t It Romantic from New Line.

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“Rough Night” Film Review: A Shot of Drunken Debauchery With a Friendship Chaser

RTB__00197.nefRough Night defies expectations with solid comedy and adds raunchy nuance (didn’t know that was possible) to the predictable drunken, drug-ridden fun of a cinematic bachelorette party.

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Ryan Gosling Launches Arcana Production Company, Quickly Reteams With Emma Stone on “The Favourite”

Ryan Gosling Arcana The Favourite Emma StoneThe arrangement gives Gosling access to financing and puts him on equal footing with contemporaries like Jake Gyllenhaal, whose company Nine Stories has a first-look production deal with Bold Films.

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Dakota Johnson Joins Shia LaBeouf in “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” T-Bone Burnett to Produce Soundtrack

Dakota Johnson The Peanut Butter FalconNewcomer Zachary Gottsagen will co-star, as he lives with high-functioning Down syndrome and actually serves as the inspiration for the indie film.

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Does “Rough Night” Have Any Scenes After the End Credits?

Rough NightSee, a diamond heist factors into the plot, and we’re never quite sure what becomes of the expensive gems.

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Lionsgate Does Something Nobody Else Does, Which Is a Good Thing (Studio Series)

Lionsgate ExcerptWhat to make of an outfit like Lionsgate? The company has established itself very firmly as the maker of mid-level films that the studios don’t often make anymore, as well as genre fare and, now and again, the kind of franchises that lead to huge international box office, but it still can’t be lumped in with the Big Six.

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Jessica Chastain to Play “X-Men” Villain Empress Lilandra in “Dark Phoenix” as Core Mutants Return for Sequel

chastain-excerptSimon Kinberg will make his directorial debut with the comic book movie, which is bringing back James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

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New Line Developing Third “Conjuring” Spinoff Film Centered on “The Crooked Man”

Conjuring 2 ExcerptMike Van Waes is penning the script for the film, centered around the Crooked Man, a breakout character from The Conjuring 2, based on a story by universe architect James Wan.

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Johnny Depp Aims to Rehab His Image From Behind the Camera With IM Global Production Deal

Johnny Depp Infinitum Nihil IM GlobalInfinitum Nihil’s most acclaimed movie thus far has been Hugo, which of course, didn’t feature Depp himself. Perhaps he can do the most good by simply focusing on telling the best possible stories, even if they don’t have a natural role for him.

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Chris Colfer to Make Directorial Debut Adapting His “Land of Stories” at Fox

Chris Colfer ExcerptActor-turned-bestselling-author Chris Colfer has a big new project: adapting his own book The Land of Stories, which has been acquired by 20th Century Fox. Colfer will not only be penning the script, however, he’ll also be making his directorial debut.

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New Line Taps Isla Fisher as Latest Cast Member in Comedy “Tag”

Isla Fisher ExcerptIsla Fisher has joined the all-star cast of New Line’s upcoming comedy Tag, joining the likes of Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Rashida Jones, and Jon Hamm. The film is based on 2013 Wall Street Journal article.

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Sundance Hit “Brigsby Bear” Keeps Things Mysterious in Teaser Trailer (Video)

brigsby bear excerptSony Pictures Classics picked up heartfelt indie comedy Brigsby Bear after it debuted to strong reviews earlier this year at Sundance. The teaser trailer keeps the plot hidden, instead focusing on tugging at viewer’s emotions and drawing them in with mystery.

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