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Paramount Sets 'G.I. Joe,' 'Dungeons & Dragons' Release Dates

Paramount Sets 'G.I. Joe,' 'Dungeons & Dragons' Release Dates
Paramount is claiming dates for future blockbusters.

A film simply titled G.I. Joe will hit theaters March 27, 2020. The studio previously released two films based on the Hasbro property — G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). The studio has a movie based on another toy property, Micronauts, to open months later on Oct. 16, 2020.

Paramount also carved out a July 23, 2021 date for Dungeons & Dragons, and set aside Oct. 1, 2021 for an untitled Hasbro event film.

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Shape of Water’ Advance in Oscars VFX Race

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Shape of Water’ Advance in Oscars VFX Race
The Oscars race for Best Visual Effects has been narrowed from 20 to 10 films, with the remaining contenders including “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Okja” and “The Shape of Water.” Films that made the 20-film shortlist but didn’t make the cut to the final 10 include “Beauty and the Beast,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Justice League,” “Logan” and “Thor: Ragnarok.” The shortlisted films:
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Ashleigh Cummings Joins Warner Bros.’ ‘The Goldfinch’ Adaptation (Exclusive)

Ashleigh Cummings Joins Warner Bros.’ ‘The Goldfinch’ Adaptation (Exclusive)
Newcomer Ashleigh Cummings has landed the role of Pippa in Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios’ adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” sources tell Variety.

Ansel Elgort is set to star as Theo, with “Dunkirk” actor Aneurin Barnard playing Boris, and Willa Fitzgerald portraying Kitsey. “Brooklyn” director John Crowley will helm the pic. Warner Bros. had no comment on the casting.

Based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Goldfinch” follows a young man named Theodore Decker who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum that kills his mother. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that find him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later on, involved in art forgeries.

In the book, Pippa is Theo’s one true love who was also in the museum the day of the bombing and is traumatized from the event. Due to this shared experience, they have similar outlooks and develop feelings for one another
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‘Dear White People’ Star Logan Browning Joins Allison Willliams In ‘The Perfection’

‘Dear White People’ Star Logan Browning Joins Allison Willliams In ‘The Perfection’
Exclusive: Logan Browning is tuning up to star alongside Girls alum Allison Williams in the Richard Shepard-directed horror thriller The Perfection, about two cello prodigies and a sinister obsession that drives the dark pursuit of perfection. The screenplay hails from Shepard, Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder. Miramax CEO Bill Block is producing the project with Shepard and Stacey Reiss. Christian Mercuri's Capstone Group is handling international sales for the film…
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Alamo Drafthouse Launching Video Rental Store in 2018 (Exclusive)

Alamo Drafthouse Launching Video Rental Store in 2018 (Exclusive)
The Alamo Drafthouse chain is taking a step into the past by launching Video Vortex, a reimagining of classic video rental stores, at its upcoming 11-screen location in Raleigh, N.C.

The company, now in its 20th year with 29 locations in operation, is touting Video Vortex as one of the largest video archives on the planet. The North Carolina location will open in the first quarter of next year. Visitors can return rentals on their next trip to the location or mail DVDs and Blu-rays back to the shop with a return envelope.

Along with Blu-ray and DVD titles, Video Vortex will contain a “massive” rental selection of rare VHS tapes, including titles never released on digital formats. The store will also rent VCRs as well as provide renters with the equipment for RCA adapters free of charge. The space will also feature a selection of curated Blu-rays for sale, film-related merchandise,
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Christopher Plummer Reveals How He Shot 'All the Money in the World' in Just 9 Days

Christopher Plummer Reveals How He Shot 'All the Money in the World' in Just 9 Days
Not only did Christopher Plummer replace Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott’s finished film All the Money in the World, he also nabbed a surprise Golden Globe nomination less than two weeks after portraying J. Paul Getty for the Sony film, in theaters Dec. 25.

From his home in Connecticut, Plummer spent a bit of his birthday with The Hollywood Reporter to talk shooting all his scenes in just nine days, opting not to watch any of Spacey’s footage and continually challenging himself at 88 years old: “I’m not pushing up the daisies just yet.”

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Berlin Film Festival Unveils First Competition Titles

Berlin Film Festival Unveils First Competition Titles
The Berlin Film Festival on Monday unveiled the first competition titles for its latest edition, which takes place in February.

Gus Van Sant's latest film, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, and Dovlatov from director Alexey German Jr., who a few years ago won the festival's Silver Bear for his Under Electric Clouds, are among the first films selected.
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Johnny Depp’s Ex-Lawyers Suing ‘Pirates’ Star Back After He Hit Them For $30M

Johnny Depp’s Ex-Lawyers Suing ‘Pirates’ Star Back After He Hit Them For $30M
Still wrestling in the courts with his former business managers over millions, home foreclosures and claims of excess, Johnny Depp now finds himself at the legal receiving end of one of Hollywood's biggest lawyers in a $30 million sword fight that is sure to take some of the cheer out of his Christmas. Less than two months after the thrashing Pirates of the Caribbean star dragged his old attorney Jacob Bloom and his Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman…
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Contest: Win ‘mother!’ Blu-Ray Prize Pack

Few movies this year sparked an immediate response quite like “mother!” Darren Aronofsky‘s bold, visionary movie both literally and figuratively broken the kitchen sink, diving into a nightmarish fever dream that’s a truly singular cinematic experience. Today, we have a prize pack to win that will interest both hardcore fans of the film, and those who have yet to dive into Aronofsky’s devilish world.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer, the film follows an author and his wife, who find their idyllic, isolated existence shattered when unexpected guests arrive at their door.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s’ Mark Hamill Has A Lot To Say [Interview]

A little over two weeks ago I sat down in a conference room at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to speak with the one and only Mark Hamill. The subject was Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (before anyone had seen the movie) where Hamill reprises his role as the iconic Luke Skywalker. The time frame was 10 minutes. As you’ll notice from the transcript below I got in just three questions.

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‘Friend Request’ Blu-ray Clip Explores Why Alycia Debnam-Carey Was the Perfect Lead

Today we're happy to debut an exclusive clip from the upcoming Blu-ray release of Friend Request, the horror film from Simon Verhoeven (Men in the City) that mixes black magic and social media. Friend Request features The 100 and Fear the Walking Dead star Alycia Debnam-Carey as a popular college student with an active social media life who unwittingly sets a terrible curse in motion when she accepts a friend request from a mysterious classmate Marina (Liesl Ahlers). Also starring William Mosely, Connor Paolo, and Brit Morgan, Friend Request arrives on Digital HD the 19th and Blu-…
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Oscars 2018: ‘Dunkirk’, ‘The Last Jedi’, ‘The Shape of Water’ Advance in VFX Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has tightened the race to ten finalists for the Outstanding Visual Effects category in the 2018 race, including last-minute entry Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Among the films making the cut are visual feasts like Blade Runner 2049, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as less fantastical films like Okja and Dunkirk. War for the Planet of the Apes, which has some of the most stunning, emotional and photo-real motion capture work of all time, may seem like a shoo-in, …
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Willem Dafoe To Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Icon Award

Willem Dafoe To Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Icon Award
Exclusive: It is looking like the year of Dafoe. Adding to his already numerous Supporting Actor wins and nominations for The Florida Project Willem Dafoe will receive the Icon Award of the Palm Springs International Film Festival at their annual gala on January 2, 2018. It is a great way to start the New Year for Dafoe who has picked up more supporting accolades this year than any other actor for his role as the beleaguered Orlando motel manager in Sean Baker’s indie…
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Rian Johnson Talks ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Storytelling Decisions Made After Carrie Fisher’s Death

**Spoilers** Alert, alert, alert. Director Rian Johnson’s“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has been birthed into the world, fans are fighting over it, and Twitter is a mess, but some spoilers still haven’t surfaced. You know Carrie Fisher is in the film, but regardless, if you haven’t seen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this would be a good time to turn around and go elsewhere and come back when you’ve actually seen the movie?

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‘Last Jedi’ And ‘Okja’ Make Oscar’s Visual Effects 10 As Favorites Shut Out And Bake Off Awaits

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the 10 films that remain in contention for the 2018 Visual Effects Oscar. Not surprisingly, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Blade Runner: 2049” and “The Shape of Water” made the cut.

The 10 films that are no longer in the mix include “Beauty and the Beast,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Justice League,” “Life,” “Logan,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Wonder Woman.”

The 10 finalists are as follows:

Alien: Covenant

Blade Runner 2049

“Dunkirk”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

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Connection Between ‘Rogue One’ & ‘The Last Jedi’ Revealed

**Spoilers Ahead** Well, not really, but if you’re still looking to go into “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” completely cold, you’ll want to skip this story. But really, you shouldn’t be reading anything about the movie if you haven’t seen it yet.

One of the more contentious issues when it comes to criticism of ‘The Last Jedi,’ has to the main plot thread, which sees the Resistance caught in a very slow chase with the First Order.

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Oscars: ‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and More Advance in VFX Race

Oscars: ‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and More Advance in VFX Race
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 10 films to move forward in the visual effects category for the 90th Academy Awards.

AMPAS made the announcement on Monday. The list is dominated by big-budget tentpole films such as “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and “War for the Planet of the Apes” but also includes South Korean action-fantasy “Okja” and Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War tale “The Shape of Water,” which carries a budget of under $20 million.

Here is the list in alphabetical order:

Alien: Covenant

Blade Runner 2049”

“Dunkirk”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

“Okja”

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

War for the Planet of the Apes

Last year’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” nabbed an Academy Awards nomination for the team of John Knoll, [link
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Oscars 2018: Academy Shortlist Names Contenders for Visual Effects, Including ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and ‘Dunkirk’

Oscars 2018: Academy Shortlist Names Contenders for Visual Effects, Including ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and ‘Dunkirk’
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. The list includes some expected heavy hitters, including “Dunkirk,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” alongside some pleasant surprises, like “Okja” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”

Notably missing are titles like “Wonder Woman,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” all of which appeared on the list of 20 films in contention for the award, released earlier this month.

Read More:2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Alien: Covenant

Blade Runner 2049

“Dunkirk”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

“Okja”

The Shape of Water

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

War for the Planet of the Apes
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Claes Bang ‘Hated That Monkey’ in Ruben Östlund’s ‘The Square’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

Claes Bang ‘Hated That Monkey’ in Ruben Östlund’s ‘The Square’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile
Given the many outrageous scenes in “The Square,” Ruben Östlund’s irreverent art world satire, Elizabeth Moss’ character owning a pet chimpanzee hardly even registered as out of the ordinary. For Claes Bang, however, it was a scene he won’t be forgetting anytime soon. “Shooting with that monkey was terrible. That’s a wild animal. In a flat. In Berlin. On a rainy day in October,” the actor told IndieWire during an interview for our Spotlight Awards series. Although there were handlers on set waiting in every corner of the room in case anything went wrong, that hardly served to reassure the actor. “I was terrified of that monkey. I hated that monkey.”

Bang plays a museum director named Christian, whose powerful position in the Stockholm art world has made him entitled and careless with women. “He’s challenged, which makes him do the odd thing here or there,
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‘La 92’ Directors Dan Lindsay & Tj Martin Take Archival Route To Oscar Doc Shortlist

‘La 92’ Directors Dan Lindsay & Tj Martin Take Archival Route To Oscar Doc Shortlist
The 25th anniversary of the civil unrest that erupted in Los Angeles prompted the release of four highly-praised documentaries on those devastating events, but only one of them would go on to make the Oscar documentary shortlist this year. That distinction belongs to La 92 from directors Dan Lindsay and Tj Martin, the team behind the 2011 Oscar-winning film Undefeated. "You really can’t predict what films are actually resonating with voters, so we’re pleasantly…
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