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Seth Rogen Playing Walter Cronkite in David Gordon Green’s “Newsflash”

RogenCronkiteThe Ben Jacoby-scripted drama is being fast-tracked by former WB exec. Greg Silverman with juicy roles including someone to play a young Dan Rather.

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Golden Globes: The Complete List of Nominations for the 75th Annual Awards

Golden GlobesThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association is announcing the nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globes this morning with the winners announced on Sunday, January 7 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET live on NBC, hosted by Seth Meyers.

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Not Much Movement at Box Office as “Coco” Remains #1 for Third Weekend

CocoBoxOfficeTNA24’s The Disaster Artist, directed by and starring James Franco, enters the top 5 with an est. $6.4 million. Broad Green’s Just Getting Started isn’t… it bombed pretty badly its opening weekend.

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The New Full Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” Looks Pretty Awesome (Video)

ReadyPlayerONeTrailerThe adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel will be released on March 30. It stars Tye Sheridan (Mud), Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller and Simon Pegg.

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Sony’s Animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Gets a First Teaser (Video)

SpiderVerseTeaserShameik Moore from Dope voices Miles Morales in the animated film produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie).

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Golden Globe Film Predictions – What Surprises Might be in Store?

Golden GlobesWe examine ten of the main categories in the annual awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press before nominations are announced Monday.

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A24 Is On Fire This Year, From “Moonlight’s” Oscar Win to Its Current Awards Crop

LadyBirdTrailerOne of the more successful newer indie distributors has discovered the secrets of marketing and distribution to the point where they might have their best year yet with Lady Bird and The Disaster Artist.

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Weekend Update: “Coco” Remains Atop the Box Office

CocoBoxOfficeTNJames Franco’s The Disaster Artist faring well in first weekend of wide release, while Justice League and Wonder are in a close race for second place.

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Under the Radar: 2017 Films That Deserve More Love

patticakesreviewxcerpt13 movies you might have missed or maybe some you’ve never even heard of, but hopefully will have a chance to watch before year’s end.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Fox-Disney Merger, Tarantino’s “Star Trek” and Trouble In the DCEU (Video)

MTMP 12-8Our own Neil Turitz joins the guys to discuss two movies mired in controversy — 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek, and Paramount’s sci-fi film Annihilation starring Natalie Portman.

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Fox and Disney Sitting In a Tree, M-E-R-G-I-N-G, But Is This Really a Good Idea?

Disney Fox DealOne has to wonder if Disney is interested in spending the money required to help James Cameron see through his ambitious vision for Avatar, which has staked out four December release dates that would coincide with more than a few Star Wars films.

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TriStar’s “The Phantom Tollbooth” Has Found “Game of Thrones” Director Matt Shakman

PhantomTollboothMattShakmanNorton Juster’s 1961 children’s book, illustrated by Jules Pfeiffer, is considered a beloved classic. Shakman is best known for his television work on Game of Thrones and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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The Action-Packed Final “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” Trailer Makes It Look Like “Fast and the Furious” (Video)

MazerunnertrailerThe finale to Wes Ball’s adaptation of James Dashner’s sci-fi series hits theaters January 26.

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Screen Media Films Scores Chicago Bears Documentary “85: The Greatest Team in Football History” (Exclusive)

85 BearsThe film features interviews with famous Chicagoans from all walks of life, including President Obama, Bill Murray, Michael Wilbon, Bill Kurtis, Chris Myers, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Veep star Matt Walsh, who also serves as the narrator.

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The First Trailer for James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel” (Trailer)

battleangelalitaThe remake of the Japanese manga by Yukito Kishiro stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson.

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“Narcos” Director Jose Padilha to Develop Art Heist Movie “Master Thieves” for Sony

Master ThievesIt’s based on the true story of the Isabel Gardner Museum Heist in Boston, which is the single biggest property crime in the history of the United States.

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Actor Richard Jenkins on the Magic of Making “The Shape of Water” (Interview)

JenkinsShapeofWaterExcerptGuillermo del Toro’s fantasy might put Jenkins back in the Oscar race for his supporting role as the friend and neighbor of a mute woman, played by Sally Hawkins.

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The First “Loveless” Trailer Plays Up the Tension of the Russian Drama (Video)

LovelessTrailerThe new film from Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) already received an award at Cannes and is likely to receive many more accolades in the coming months.

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“Doctor Who Christmas Special” Gets a New Teaser, Peter Capaldi Gets a Farewell Special (Video)

DoctorWhoXMasExcerptBBC America will kick off this year’s annual tradition with a 7-day 24-hour marathon covering the last three actors that played the Doctor. Capaldi will be replaced by Jodie Whitaker for the next season.

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Armie Hammer on How “Call Me By Your Name” Changed His Views on Filmmaking (Interview)

ArmieHammerCMBYNExcerptThe actor breaks away from big studio fare to take on his most challenging and satisfying role in Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of André Aciman’s novel, as well as making his first foray on Broadway.

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“Phantom Thread” Review: Daniel Day-Lewis Helps Paul Thomas Anderson Find His Voice With This Lush, Disturbing Film

Phantom Thread ReviewPhantom Thread is going to be with me long after the conversations about this year’s awards have faded, and for many viewers, this is going to be a film worth an obsession as focused as the one shared by its main characters,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Life Finds a Way in First Trailer for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (Video)

Fallen Kingdom TrailerChris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for this prehistoric sequel, which sees director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) take the reins from Colin Trevorrow.

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“Landline” Breakout Abby Quinn to Star In Go90 Film “Good Girls Get High” (Exclusive)

Abby QuinnThe story follows two overachieving “good girls” who decide to experience all they’ve missed out on in one crazy, unforgettable night prior to their high school graduation.

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Up-And-Comer Andi Matichak Books Young Lead in New “Halloween” Movie (Exclusive)

Andi Matichak HalloweenDavid Gordon Green is directing from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride, and Blumhouse is among the producers of the film, which will star Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer.

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“Annihilation” Buzz Souring as Producers Clash Over Natalie Portman’s Sci-Fi Movie

AnnihilationFollowing a poor test screening that rankled producers Scott Rudin and David Ellison, Paramount has decided to sell international rights to Alex Garland’s new film to Netflix.

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DC Movie Universe in Turmoil as Big Changes Loom, From Batman to the Executive Suites

DC Films LogoBen Affleck isn’t long for the cape and cowl, while Zack Snyder has directed his last DC movie, and possibly his last movie ever for Warner Bros., where he still has a producing deal.

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AFI Goes Indie for Top 10 Films and TV Programs of 2017

AFITop102017Wonder Woman, Dunkirk and The Post represent the studios while the seven other selections were all independent films.

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Netflix Developing Film Based on John Scalzi’s “Old Man’s War”

OldmanswarJon Shestack Productions and Madhouse Entertainment will produce the film for the streaming network.

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Marvel Announces New Animated Franchise with “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” (Video)

MarvelRisingExcerptSix Ghost-Spider (aka Spider-Gwen) digital shorts will be followed by a feature-length film featuring voice talent that includes Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, Kim Raver and BooBoo Stewart.

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Sophie Turner Heats Things Up in First “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” Photos

DarkExcerpt These photos also reveal a look at Jessica Chastain as the villian and a new look for Mystique.

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