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“Mary Poppins Returns” Delivers Practically Perfect First Look (Things We Love)

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Disney first revealed a look at Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns a few months ago and are now getting fans excited again with a handful of behind-the-scenes images. The Rob Marshall-directed feature is due out Christmas 2018.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.06.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLauren Graham options YA novel Windfall and The Mummy director reveals additions to Universal’s Dark Universe. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.05.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDivergent star Theo James has signed on to star in Netflix action thriller How It Ends. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Wonder Woman” Shatters Glass Ceilings with the Largest Opening for a Female Director Ever

wonder-woman-excerptWith an opening bigger than most projected, Wonder Woman secured not only an exciting weekend for fans but the biggest opening for a female director in history. Beyond numbers, however, Wonder Woman’s success this weekend has made a clear statement about female-led and directed films and the demand for them.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTom Cruise reveals the title of the Top Gun sequel while a star of the original movie boards Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (06.02.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. CBS Entertainment received a big shake-up this week, with both president Glenn Geller and EVP of current Bridget Wiley departing the company.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMichelle Williams boards Amy Schumer’s feature I Feel Pretty and Amanda Seyfried set to return to star in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Wonder Woman” to Soar This Weekend, Possibly Earning the Biggest Opening for a Female Director

wonder-woman-excerptAfter a concerning marketing campaign, fans and critics have taken matters into their own hands to express their excitement for Wonder Woman — and with good reason and good results. The film is now eyeing an opening north of $85 million and perhaps even more than $100 million.

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May 2017 Agency Moves, From Justin Long and Jean Reno to the Underused Jason Patric

May 2017 Agency MovesKeep an eye on Rhianne Barreto, the star of A24’s feature adaptation of Pippa Bianco’s award-winning short Share. She’ll play a girl who returns to school after an explicit video of her is uploaded and shared on the internet without her consent.

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The Tracking Board Daily Debrief (05.31.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAtlanta breakout Brian Tyree Henry joins the Jodie Foster-helmed thriller Hotel Artemis and a TV reboot of Frank Miller’s iconic comic series Sin City is in the works. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.30.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBaywatch star Priyanka Chopra is in negotiations to board two films and Gabrielle Union is set to star in home invasion drama Breaking In. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Pirates of the Caribbean 5” and “Baywatch” Barely Cause a Splash Over Memorial Day

Baywatch ExcerptThis year’s Memorial Day weekend was meant to end its four-day box office on par with last year’s but instead came short by more than $20 million. Whereas 2016’s top 12 movies for Memorial Day made $198.8 million total, this year’s top 12 made $173 million and that’s because of the underperformance of nearly every film, some worse than others.

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“The Ningyo,” Filmed by VFX Couple in Their Own Home, Wows with Lovecraftian Wonder (Things We Love)

The Ningyo ExcerptLos Angeles-based VFX artist couple Tran Ma and Miguel Ortega have done something incredible: created a fantastic, stunning film, The Ningyo, shot almost entirely within the comfort of their own home.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSTX closes a deal for the U.S. rights to the upcoming Amy Schumer pic I Feel Pretty. This, plus a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: “Baywatch” Breakout Jon Bass on Singing Katy Perry in the Shower and Learning to Swim With Kelly Rohrbach

Jon Bass BaywatchBass plays lovable lifeguard Ronnie Greenbaum and the script puts his character through the ringer, dealing him one public embarrassment after the next. Bass makes the most of the comic opportunity, delivering some killer lines while holding his own against his muscled-up co-stars.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (05.26.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Tricia Melton has been hired as SVP of Marketing at Freeform and Jana Winograde has moved from ABC to Showtime.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEva Longoria is set to co-star opposite Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in the Overboard remake and Warner Animation Group’s big-screen take on The Jetsons finds a director. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Pirates 5” and “Baywatch” to Make Waves at Memorial Day Box Office

pirates-excerptWell, decently sized waves at the very least. Set to top the three-day holiday weekend with ease is the fifth installment in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and while it may not be receiving good reviews and plenty of people may lament its continued existence, Dead Men Tell No Tales, which brings back original cast members, is set to bring in $80 million, if not a little more.

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The Must-Stream Movies and Shows Coming to Netflix in June

unnamedWith award-winning stalwarts and exciting new shows, Netflix is back in June to continue their campaign to fulfill everyone’s entertainment needs. Along with a number of movies and shows from outside their production sphere, there will be something for everybody on Netflix in June.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptHBO and Jon Stewart have scrapped plans for a short-form animation venture and Amazon Studios is developing a drama series about Cleopatra. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Gorgeous Animation Thrills in Animated “Indiana Jones” Video (Things We Love)

Indiana Jones Animated ExcerptAnimator and director Patrick Schoenmaker debuted his animated short “The Adventure of Indiana Jones” last year and it’s making the internet rounds once more — with good reason, as it combines the adventure of the original films with beautiful animation.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptIce Cube is attached to star in an untitled crime thriller from Patriots Day scribe Josh Zetumer. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.22.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptWillem Dafoe is set to play iconic Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh while Jessica Chastain has been tapped to star in Seducing Ingrid Bergman. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Alien: Covenant” Defeats “Guardians 2” Over a Sluggish Weekend, “Beauty and the Beast” Becomes 10th Highest Film of All Time

Alien Covenant ExcerptThe weekend went more or less as predicted — except with smaller numbers than expected, making for a particularly anti-climactic three-day box office. Alien: Covenant barely edged out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in its opening weekend and Beauty and the Beast has become the tenth-highest film of all time.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptStanley Tucci joins Kiernan Shipka in John Leonetti’s The Silence and Jesse Eisenberg set to play legendary mime Marcel Marceau. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Amazon Is Starting Its Own Best Seller List, and That Is More Interesting than You Think

Amazon Books ExcerptYesterday, Amazon debuted its Amazon Charts as a sort of competitor to the New York Times Best Seller List, which is a welcome addition to the medium, an egalitarian move, and not unlike the landscape of blockbusters and indie titles in the movie world.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (05.19.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Dylan Seller is returning to The Weinstein Company as President of Production and Legendary has lost two executives.

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The Tracking Board’s Debrief (05.18.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerpt Sally Hawkins and Game of Thrones alum Charles Dance are set for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Alien: Covenant” to Scare Its Way to the Top of the Box Office and Beat “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

alien-covenant-excerptThe latest installment in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, opens this weekend, helmed by original creator Ridley Scott, and is poised to knock Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 off its throne.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDennis Quaid is taking on the role of a president for FX, while Diego Luna and Orlando Bloom have joined the cast of the anthology film Berlin, I Love You. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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