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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Review: Suave British Spies Are Back & The Wacko Formula Still Works For Fans

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In 2015 director Matthew Vaughn with the help of longtime screenwriting partner Jane Goldman turned the movie spy conceit on its head with the twisty and welcomely frenetic Kingsman: The Secret Service. It became an instant smash, grossing more than $400 million worldwide and creating a star in the making with Taron Egerton. He plays Eggsy, the London street tough who transformed into a super spy after being recruited into the British spy organization called Kingsman who… »


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‘Just Getting Started’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman & Tommy Lee Jones Are Rivals-Turned-Partners

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Morgan Freeman is Duke Diver, the resident manager of a resort community. He’s also “the resident champion of everything” at the place. And that includes makin’ time with the ladies. Then, suddenly, “there’s new food on the buffet” in the form of Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) — a charming military vet and “citizen of the world” who shakes things up at Villa Capri. But he’s not the only one rattling cages: Enter Suzie (Rene Russo). They compete at poker, golf, ping-pong and for… »


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Zak Olkewicz To Adapt ‘Time Salvager’ For Michael Bay At Paramount

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Exclusive: Zak Olkewicz has been tapped to adapt the Wesley Chu sci fi novel Time Salvager for Paramount. Michael Bay is attached to direct, with his Transformers compatriots Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing. The story takes place in a resource-depleted future, and follows a veteran Chronman, sent back in time to salvage resources from disasters without altering the timeline. On what should be his final mission to the past, against his training and in… »


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‘All I See Is You’ Trailer: Blake Lively Regains Sight In Open Road’s Upcoming Thriller

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Blake Lively is gaining a new perspective in the trailer for Open Road Film’s All I See Is You, where she stars as a blind woman who regains her vision as well as her independence. Marc Forster directed the thriller, which co-stars Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O’Reilly and Wes Chatham. Open Road will release the film October 27. Co-written by Forster and Sean Conway, the pic follows Gina (Lively) who, blinded as a child in a nearly fatal car… »


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‘It’ Becomes Biggest-Ever September Release With $218.8M As ‘Mother!’ Gets F Report Card & Dismal $7.5M – Monday Final

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6th Update, Monday final: Stephen King’s It slashed the competition to bring in another $60 million in its sophomore weekend to become the biggest September release in domestic box office history. The two-week total for the New Line/Warner Bros horror film now stands at $218.8M. The three-day gross of Darren Aronofsky’s mother! was even scarier, though, and became the the butt of jokes after the Paramount film landed an F CinemaScore (“mother! F”). The film with at least… »


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Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood & French Montana To Topline Netflix Comedy ‘The After Party’

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Teyana Taylor, Blair Underwood and recording artists French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and Kyle Harvey (also known by his stage name Kyle) are set to star in the Netflix film The After Party from Def Pictures, WorldStar Hip Hop, Hunting Lane Films and Live Nation Productions. Ian Edelman (How to Make It in America) wrote the screenplay and is directing the coming-of-age comedy, which also co-stars Jordan Rock, Harrison Holzer (Sex Tape) and Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf). The pic… »


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George Gallo’s Bodybuilding Pic ‘Bigger’ Buffs Up With Pair

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Exclusive: Dunkirk‘s Aneurin Barnard and The Strain‘s Kevin Durand are boarding George Gallo’s bodybuilding guru pic Bigger. Pic follows the rags to riches tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement, the Weider brothers. Barnard takes on the role of Ben Weider, brother to the iconic Joe Weider, played by Tyler Hoechlin, who was the brains of the fitness empire.  Durand will portray the brother's foreboding nemesis, fitness magazine publisher Bill Hauk. Steve Lee… »


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‘Dragonflight’ Breathes New Life Into Vr With Oscar-Winning VFX Team, Former TV Land President Larry Jones

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It’s a company of re-invention. Many of the former VFX artists from the bankrupted Rhythm & Hues and behind such Oscar-winning or nominated fare as The Matrix trilogy, Life of Pi, the first Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman and the former president of TV Land have joined hands in Blackthorn Media to create a new level of Vr. The first big project is Dragonflight, which just launched worldwide this past week on three different Vr platforms and… »


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Birth Of Fake News? Echo Lake Funds Pic On Orson Welles Alien Invasion Radiocast

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Exclusive: Echo Lake Entertainment and Sean Sorensen's Royal Viking Entertainment have teamed on Sorensen’s spec script We Interrupt This Program. While President Trump has turned “fake news” into a common term, the makers of this one believe they have a film focusing in the birth of pseudo news, and the panic it caused. The script explores the chaos of creative genius that resulted in the infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, narrated and directed by Orson Welles… »


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Sony Pictures Worldwide Lands Package Based On Dan Simmons ‘Summer Of Night’ Fright Novel

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Exclusive: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has stepped up to buy a package based on the Dan Simmons horror novel Summer of Night. Mexican helmer Isaac Ezban is set to direct a script by Ben Poole, and Ehren Kruger & Daniel Bobker are producing. The deal comes after the success of coming-of-age horror hits It and Stranger Things. Even though the novel was published in 1991 (it spawned a book series), the framework is familiar. The book revolves around a series of… »


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James Cameron Invests In Pea Protein Facility - ‘Avatar’ Characters Going Vegan In Sequel?

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Canada native James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron just started Verdient Foods Inc., a new pulse food processing facility in Saskatchewan that will become the largest organic pea protein fractionation plant in North America. That comes as the Avatar sequel is underway for a 2020 release and we hear that the characters in the films just might go vegan. The investment in the Vanscoy facility also comes as production of the four upcoming Avatar sequels officially… »


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Deadline To Launch The Contenders London Event Showcasing Film Awards Prospects

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Modeled after Deadline’s successful The Contenders event in Los Angeles, the inaugural The Contenders London has been set to take place October 6 in the British capital. The all-day affair will showcase top awards prospects of the film season at BAFTA’s 195 Piccadilly headquarters. The proceedings will feature clips and onstage discussions with actors, directors, producers, writers and others who are part of the filmmaking process. Awards season is more international than… »

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‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Scribe Simon Beaufoy Signs With Wme

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Exclusive: Wme has signed the illustrious writer-producer Simon Beaufoy, who until several months ago had been repped in the U.S. by the late agent Susan Landau. Beaufoy in the past two decades has won Oscars, Golden Globes, WGA and other awards for such films as The Full MontySlumdog Millionaire, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and 127 Hours. His latest scripted effort, the Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris-directed Emma Stone-Steve Carell starrer Battle of the Sexes… »


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‘I, Tonya’ To Close Hamptons Film Festival As Lineup Set

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I, Tonya, the Margot Robbie-starring movie about the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan figure-skating scandal that just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and scored a big distribution deal from Neon and 30West, is headed to the Hamptons. The Hamptons Film Festival today said the Craig Gillespie-helped pic will serve as the closing-night film of the fest, which runs October 5-9. The fest announced its full slate today for its 25th edition, which will highlight more than 65… »


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London Film Festival Adds Pics From John Woo, Alex Gibney, Venice Winners

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The BFI London Film Festival has added four titles to its lineup, including three fresh from the Venice Film Festival and one that heads to New York at the end of this month. Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned will screen in Lff’s Debate strand. From Jigsaw Productions and Fine Point Films, the documentary reopens the case of the 1994 Loughinisland massacre in Northern Ireland. A murder mystery, it’s a true-crime investigation that uncovers a shocking case of collusion and… »


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Iran Pulls Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof’s Passport As Award Winner Returns Home

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The passport of award-winning A Man of Integrity and Manuscripts Don’t Burn filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof has been confiscated by officials in Tehran. The incident occurred upon Rasoulof’s return to Iran on Friday evening, international film critics’ association Fipresci said in a statement posted to its website. Kaveh Farnam, producer of A Man of Integrity (aka Lerd), which won the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes this year, told the org that Rasoulof is now unable to… »


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Oscars: Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father’ Named Cambodia’s Foreign Language Entry

18 September 2017 3:40 AM, PDT

Update, writethru after Sunday 11:01 Pm exclusive: Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father has been set as the Cambodian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Deadline reported late Sunday night that confirmation of the selection was imminent, and early Monday morning the Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee made it official. The Netflix title, directed and co-written by Jolie, is about author and human rights activist Loung Ung's life under the rule of… »


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