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East Coast Editor Edward Douglas looks at the pros and cons of the festival circuit and if it really helps independent films find an audience.
Rampage will win Friday with $11.5 million including $2.4 million from Thursday previews, but A Quiet Place should still be able to steal a second weekend victory.
The guys also talk about Warner Bros.’ decision to cut ties with Brett Ratner and weigh in on Universal’s hiring of David Leitch to direct the Fast and Furious spinoff.
The film follows The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.
Roshani Chokshi’s bestselling novel tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who inadvertently releases a spirit bent on destroying the world unless she can stop it.
The director of Me and Earl and the Dying GIrl will helm the biopic about the Canadian owner of some of New York City’s most notorious nightclubs in the ’90s.
Directed by Silas Howard, the June 1 release stars Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer and introduces Leo James Davis as 4-year-old Jake whose parents are concerned with his/her gender identity questions.
Elastigirl has a job as a full-time superhero leaving Mr. Incredible at home with the kids including a super-powered baby Jack-Jack.
Written by Rachel Long and Brian Pittman, who previously wrote the Black List script The Civilian, the plot involves a cataclysmic event that erases humanity’s memories. When a woman wakes up with no memory of her young daughter, she uses her maternal instincts and clues that she left for herself to find her child amid the chaos.
Three Identical Strangers is the best film I’ve seen this year, period. Without spoiling anything, the story follows three men who discover at age 19 that they are identical triplets who were separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The question is… why?
The film follows four friends who are riding the high of high school by bonding over relationships, drugs, and living their best lives.
Zhao’s feature about a badly-injured cowboy, played by real-life cowboy Brady Jandreau, was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, and has played dozens of film festivals since its Cannes debut.
“When you make a giant monster movie called Rampage there are two things I expect from your finished film. First, giant monsters. Second, some rampagin’. The contract has been fulfilled,” writes Drew McWeeny.
The film follows Tadek (Carrey), as a Polish detective who finds similarities between a murder and a crime in a book. His journey down the rabbit hole eventually leads him to uncover a tangled web of lies and corruption.
Gong Li and Jet Li join the live action film based on the 1998 animated feature, which will be directed by Whale Rider director Niki Caro.
The Canadian classic SCTV aired for six seasons between 1976 and 1984, quickly establishing itself as one of pop culture’s touchstone comedies. The series’ stars include some of the most beloved and celebrated names in laughter, include the late John Candy and Harold Ramis.
Friday the 13th should give a big boost to last week’s “A Quiet Place” and might keep “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare” from completely bombing.
Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett do most of the plotting for a planned jewelry heist at New York’s annual Met Gala. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, James Corden, Sarah Paulson and many more.
In Elijah Bynum’s debut, Chalamet plays a young man who gets involved with selling drugs while trying to win the girl, in this case played by It Follows star Maika Monroe.
Forty-four films have been announced so far with more films to be added for the 71st annual film festival which takes place from May 8 through May 19.
“There’s gold in them there scares, and just about every studio is eager to mine the fright genre and its loyal audience for all they’re worth,” writes Neil Turitz. The question now is, who will follow in Jordan Peele and John Krasinski’s successful footsteps?
The idea that Cannes is telling filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón and Paul Greengrass to take their new movies elsewhere is mind-boggling to me. It’s not like Netflix is offering the festival a bunch of Adam Sandler movies. No, the streaming service is offering Cannes the cream of their crop, so to speak, and yet, somehow, that still isn’t good enough.