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Channing Tatum Reportedly Interested In Directing The Long-Delayed ‘Gambit’ Film

Channing Tatum Reportedly Interested In Directing The Long-Delayed ‘Gambit’ Film
We are fast approaching the five-year anniversary of the first time we reported that Channing Tatum is in line to play the “X-Men” character Gambit in a solo film. Since then, the film project has gone through constant changes, gaining directors, losing directors, getting a scheduled release date, and then, of course, losing that release date. But through thick and thin, one thing has remained the same – Tatum.
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Edgar Wright Says ‘Baby Driver 2’ First Draft ‘Exists’

Edgar Wright Says ‘Baby Driver 2’ First Draft ‘Exists’
Edgar Wright isn’t putting “Baby” in a corner just yet. The British director teased that some progress has been made on a potential sequel to “Baby Driver,” Wright’s 2017 film starring Ansel Elgort that married action, comedy, musicals and heists.

“A first draft of ‘Baby Driver 2 exists,” he told Empire in a interview. Wright added that the film will introduce new characters following the deaths of many of the characters in the original and it “takes the story further.”

In a previous interview with Empire back in July 2017, Wright said he was urged to write a sequel to his film and felt there was potential by recognizing that by the end of the movie, “Baby has got to a new place.”

“Most sequels you have to contrive something so they go back to square one,
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‘Who Will Write Our History’ Opens Strong as Oscar Contenders Await Nominations

‘Who Will Write Our History’ Opens Strong as Oscar Contenders Await Nominations
Abramorama release “Who Will Write Our History,” a detailed account of the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi occupation, showed intense interest in its initial exclusive Manhattan date ahead of special event screenings next weekend. It’s a small release to celebrate; in the pre-Oscar nominations limbo, any signs of life are welcome in the specialized world.

The leading contenders for Oscar nominations grossed about $6 million total this weekend. That compares to about $16 million the weekend prior to the announcement last year. That’s a big drop — but it could also reflect that we’re in a rare Oscar year dominated by major studio films.

Opening

Who Will Write Our History? (Abramorama) – Metacritic: 80; Festivals include: Rome 2018

$12,719 in 1 theater; PTA (per theater average): $12,719

Strong reviews helped propel this documentary centering on massive archives recovered from the Warsaw Ghetto. It played sold-out shows at a 100-seat screen in New York’s Quad Cinema.
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Christopher McQuarrie Reportedly Wants Henry Cavill & Alec Baldwin Back For ‘M:i’ Sequels (Kind Of)

Christopher McQuarrie Reportedly Wants Henry Cavill & Alec Baldwin Back For ‘M:i’ Sequels (Kind Of)
If you’re a fan of spy thrillers, and just high-quality action films in general, you’re probably psyched by the news that filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie is coming back for two new “Mission: Impossible” sequels. And if you’re a fan of government lackeys, as well as men with reloading arms and controversial mustaches, then you will really love this next bit of ‘M:i’ news.

According to THR, McQuarrie is not only interested in bringing back the government guy character played by Alec Baldwin, but also Henry Cavill’s August Walker.
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‘Holmes & Watson’ and ‘Gotti’ Lead 2019 Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture

‘Holmes & Watson’ and ‘Gotti’ Lead 2019 Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture
If their dismal reviews wasn’t punishment enough, for the 39th year, the Razzie Awards seek to recognize the achievements of the worst movies of the year. And for 2019’s crop of nominees, John Travolta’s “Gotti” and Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s “Holmes & Watson” both received the “honor” of being nominated for Worst Picture of 2018.

Melissa McCarthy might be nominated for an Oscar on Tuesday morning, but on Monday morning, she scored a nomination for Worst Actress for both “The Happytime Murders” and “Life of the Party,” and the former also landed among the five Worst Picture nominees. The box office bomb “Robin Hood” and Helen Mirren’s “Winchester” rounded out the nominees.

Even the first family found a way into the nominees, with Donald Trump and Melania Trump both getting nominated for portraying themselves in the documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9” from Michael Moore. And unlike the Oscars,
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Casey Affleck-Elisabeth Moss Movie ‘Light Of My Life’ Among Berlin World Premiere Additions

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Casey Affleck-Elisabeth Moss Movie ‘Light Of My Life’ Among Berlin World Premiere Additions
Casey Affleck-directed drama Light Of My Life, starring Affleck, Elisabeth Moss and newcomer Anna Pniowsky, will get its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section. The dystopian drama, about a father and his young daughter who are trapped in the woods, is one of a raft of additions to the Panorama lineup. Scroll down for the lineup in full.

A total of 45 films from 38 countries, including 34 world premieres, will screen in the section. Panorama’s opening film will be Flatland by Jenna Bass, in which a bride and her pregnant friend make a liberating getaway across South Africa.

Among the strand’s highlights are Affleck’s first narrative feature as director, which is produced by The Imitation Game outfit Black Bear Pictures; Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul follow-up Tremblores (Tremors), about a father who tries to break free from his past after breaking the silence about
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Berlin completes 2019 Panorama line-up, adds Casey Affleck's 'Light Of My Life'

The final Panorama selection includes 45 films from 38 countries, including 34 world premieres.

The final titles for the 2019 Berlin Film Festival (Feb 7-17) Panorama programme have been revealed.

Among the new additions is Light Of My Life, directed by and starring Casey Affleck and co-starring Elizabeth Moss.

Titles revealed back in December include Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir, Seamus Murphy’s Pj Harvey documentary A Dog Called Money and Rob Garver’s documentary What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael.

The final Panorama selection includes 45 films from 38 countries, including 34 world premieres. There are 29 features, 16 documentaries and 19 directorial debuts.

The full list
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‘Fyre’ and ‘Fyre Fraud’: Which One is Better? (And Which One is Less Ethically Compromised?)

‘Fyre’ and ‘Fyre Fraud’: Which One is Better? (And Which One is Less Ethically Compromised?)
It’s been less than two years since the debacle of the Fyre Festival. The proposed event on a Bahamian island was going to showcase major musical acts such as Blink-182 and Major Lazer; it was overseen by, among others, rapper Ja Rule; and it would create a new Coachella or Burning Man for the social-media […]

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‘Roma’ Wins Nine Prizes From Latino Entertainment Journalists Association

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‘Roma’ Wins Nine Prizes From Latino Entertainment Journalists Association
Roma” was the big winner at the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association’s inaugural film awards, picking up a slew of prizes: Best Picture, Director, Actress, Original Screenplay, Production & Set Design, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, and Foreign-Language Film. Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white period piece has dominated this side of awards season, taking home top prizes from critics’ groups in Los Angeles, New York, and London, among others.

Also popular among the Leja was “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which won Best Supporting Actress for Regina King, Best Adapted Screenplay for Barry Jenkins, and Best Music for Nicholas Brittell. Full list of winners below.

Best Picture of the Year

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

Cold War

The Favourite

Green Book

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

Roma

A Star is Born

Vice

Best Achievement in Directing

Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma

Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Spike Lee,
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‘Shazam!’ TV Spot Pokes Fun at ‘The Dark Knight’

The DC Universe has turned over a new leaf, with the decidedly goofy Aquaman getting followed by an even goofier superhero film, Shazam! And the latest Shazam! TV spot is remind you of that. The brief trailer is chock full of new, exciting footage, but the best part of the TV spot is its tongue-in-cheek nod to the famous The […]

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Razzie Awards Nominate ‘Gotti,’ ‘Holmes & Watson,’ Donald Trump & More As Worst Film Industry Had To Offer Last Year

It would appear that the Razzie Awards had its fair share of terrible films to choose from last year. And as the nominees showcase, this year’s Razzies seems to be going across all genres and even venturing into the political realm to highlight the very worst that Hollywood had to offer last year.

Leading the way are films like “Gotti,” “The HappyTime Murders,” and “Death of a Nation,” as well as the non-actor President Donald J.

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Razzie Award Nominations: ‘Gotti’ and ‘Holmes & Watson’ Land Six Nods Each

The Razzies have announced their nominations “honoring” the worst films of the year, and as usual they’re plucking the low-hanging fruit. “Gotti” and “Holmes & Watson” have the dubious honor of leading all films with six nods each, including Worst Picture; “The Happytime Murders,” “Robin Hood,” and “Winchester” are also up for the top prize, with Donald Trump somehow landing a nomination as well.

Avail yourself of the full list below. The winners will be announced on February 23, which, not coincidentally, is the day before the Oscars.

Worst Picture

“Gotti”

The Happytime Murders

Holmes & Watson

Robin Hood

Winchester

Worst Actress

Jennifer Garner, “Peppermint

Amber Heard, “London Fields

Melissa McCarthy, “The Happytime Murders” and “Life of the Party”

Helen Mirren, “Winchester”

Amanda Seyfried, “The Clapper

Worst Actor

Johnny Depp (voice), “Sherlock Gnomes

Will Ferrell, “Holmes & Watson

John Travolta, “Gotti

Donald J. Trump (as himself), “Death of a Nation” and “Fahrenheit 11/9

Bruce Willis,
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‘Glass’: Five Box Office Takeaways From M. Night Shyamalan’s Thriller

‘Glass’: Five Box Office Takeaways From M. Night Shyamalan’s Thriller
With his fifth No. 1 box office opening, M. Night Shyamalan has plenty to celebrate.

“Glass,” the conclusion to a trilogy that consists of the 2000 cult hit “Unbreakable” and 2016’s box office sensation “Split,” topped the box office last weekend — though its win comes with a few caveats.

James McAvoy reprised his role from “Split” and Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson returned as their characters from “Unbreakable” in the psychological thriller that now ranks among the best openings ever during the month of January, and the third highest for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. “Glass” is expected to earn $47 million in North America during its first four days of release, along with $48.5 million overseas for a global start north of $95 million.

Still, “Glass” came in slightly behind Universal Pictures’ estimates heading into the weekend. But with a budget of $20 million that was put up by Shyamalan himself, the debut
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Berlin: Patra Spanou Picks Up Panorama Title ‘Family Members’ (Exclusive)

Patra Spanou has picked up world sales rights to “Los miembros de la familia” (Family Members), which will world premiere in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section. Variety has been given an exclusive first look of the film’s trailer.

The film is the second feature from writer/director Mateo Bendesky, and is produced by Agustina Costa Varsi. Bendesky and Varsi will also attend the Rotterdam Film Festival’s co-production market, CineMart, with their next feature project together, “Le fiebre.”

“Family Members” follows Lucas and Gilda as they travel to a small Argentine beach town to fulfill the last wishes of their recently deceased mother: scatter her remains in the ocean.

The siblings find themselves stranded in the town by a bus strike. Lucas, obsessed with bodybuilding and contact fighting, finds the town fertile ground for exploring his sexuality and the limits of his body.

Gilda, still affected by
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‘Glass’ Spoiler Review: Breaking Down M. Night Shyamalan’s Disastrous Sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split’

‘Glass’ Spoiler Review: Breaking Down M. Night Shyamalan’s Disastrous Sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split’
“Please enjoy this film that took 19 years to make!” This sentence greeted me as I sat down at a pre-release screening of Glass last week, as the final part of a letter from its writer/producer/director M. Night Shyamalan to the audience. The upshot of the letter was basically, “Please don’t spoil Glass” (which I’m […]

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Taboo on ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’, Understanding His Culture, and Beating Cancer

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a documentary that explores how Native American musicians transformed blues, jazz and rock, with stories that are told by some of the music legends who knew them, played with them and were inspired by them. From the Native and African American roots in the early pioneers of the blues, to one of the first and most influential jazz singers who was trained on Native American songs, to the Native American folk rockers …
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Producers Guild Awards Best Picture Win Cements ‘Green Book’ as the Oscar Front-Runner

With its Saturday night ceremony, the Producers Guild of America has effectively crowned Green Book the front-runner for the Best Picture Oscar. Green Book looks most likely to win the Oscar race after it took the top award at the PGA Awards, which historically has been a reliable predictor for the Oscar Best Picture winner. We’re a […]

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Great Point Media, The Development Partnership Join Forces on Slate of Movies

Great Point Media, The Development Partnership Join Forces on Slate of Movies
Great Point Media and The Development Partnership, the development and production arm of Robert Taylor’s talent agency the Artists Partnership, are joining forces to develop, package, and co-produce multiple films, kicking off with three projects, including “Chasing Agent Freegard,” starring James Norton (“War & Peace”).

“Chasing Agent Freegard,” which is being produced by “Captain Phillips” co-producer Michael Bronner, is based on the gripping true story of Robert Hendy-Freegard, a con man who masqueraded as an MI5 agent and fooled several people into going underground for fear of assassination by the Ira. Norton, who stars in upcoming Berlin competition title “Mr. Jones” by Agnieszka Holland and will be seen next in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women,” will executive produce “Chasing Agent Freegard” through his recently launched banner, Rabbit Track Pictures.

The other two projects to be developed under the agreement are “Let It Go” and “Rose.” Produced by
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Edgar Wright Says Next Film Is A Psychological Horror-Thriller Along The Lines Of ‘Repulsion’ & ‘Don’t Look Now’

Edgar Wright Says Next Film Is A Psychological Horror-Thriller Along The Lines Of ‘Repulsion’ & ‘Don’t Look Now’
He’s tackled horror-comedy, action-comedy, alien-comedy, and of course, most recently, heist-thriller…sorta comedy. Next, for filmmaker Edgar Wright, he’s going to tackle a genre that is devoid of comedy and is apparently, a straight-up psychological horror-thriller.

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According to an interview with Empire, Wright discussed his idea for a new film, and also gives an update about the status of a potential “Baby Driver 2.” First things first, however, the filmmaker talks about his next project and his inspirations for the film.

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Edgar Wright’s Next Film is a Horror-Thriller Inspired By ‘Don’t Look Now’ and ‘Repulsion’

Edgar Wright’s Next Film is a Horror-Thriller Inspired By ‘Don’t Look Now’ and ‘Repulsion’
We’ve all been waiting to see what Edgar Wright would do after Baby Driver, and now we know. According to the filmmaker himself, his next movie is a horror-thriller inspired by psychological thrillers like Don’t Look Now and Repulsion. While Wright has dabbled in the horror-thriller genre before, his works therein have been tinged with comedy. This new […]

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