The team that has become a byword for a lost era of British imperial elegance is to receive one of the country's most prestigious awards for cinema next weekend. The Observer can reveal that director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant are to be the recipients of a Bafta Fellowship, an award which was first made to Alfred Hitchcock in 1971. … [Read more...] about Bafta gives its top honour to Merchant Ivory
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thumb rank pic dis scrs(cg) fri sat sun 3-day total wk 1 Godzilla: King… WB/Leg 4,108 $19.7M $16.3M $13M $49M $49M 1 2 Aladdin Dis 4,476 $11.9M $17.3M $13.1M $42.3M (-53%) $185M 2 3 Rocketman Par 3,610 $9.2M $9.3M $6.5M $25M $25M 1 4 Ma UNI/Blum 2,808 $7.2M $6.55M $4.4M $18.2M $18.2M 1 5 John Wick 3 LG 3,604 (-246) $3M $4.6M $3.5M $11.1M (-55%) $125.7M 3 6 Avengers: Endgame Dis 3,105 (-705) $2M $3.3M $2.3M $7.8M (-55%) $815.5M 6 7 Pokemon… WB/Leg 3,147 (-677) $1.8M $2.8M $2M $6.7M(-50%) $130.6M 4 8 Booksmart UA/Annap 2,518 (+13) $975K $1.3M $1M $3.3M (-52%) $14.4M 2 9 Brightburn Sony 2,607 $715K $975K $625K $2.3M (-70%) $14.2M 2 10 The Hustle UA/MGM 1,407 (-970) $409K $540K $351K $1.3M (-64%) $33.1M 4 5TH WRITETHRU SATURDAY AM after FRIDAY 11:06PM post: Godzilla: King of the Monsters has slowed down significantly, from the $24M opening day that many were seeing midday Friday to an estimated $19.6M yesterday. This has greatly … [Read more...] about ‘Godzilla’ Loses Teeth With $49M Opening, But Counter-Programming Excels For First Time This Summer With ‘Rocketman’ & ‘Ma’
AUSTIN, Texas — When the cast of Will & Grace reunited for a new batch of episodes late last year, Nick Offerman got to see up close and personal what it feels like to get the band back together, so to speak, on a beloved sitcom. Not only is his wife, Megan Mullally, one of the four stars of that show, but he also made a guest appearance as Jackson Boudreaux, the “Bad Boy of Bread.” … [Read more...] about Nick Offerman Is Down to Play Ron Swanson Again in ‘Parks and Rec’ Reunion
For many in the independent sector, the next landfall was the Cannes Film Festival. Traditionally, Cannes is a land of plenty; for many professionals and creatives, it’s their Super Bowl. 2019 was a banner year for the festival with movies such as Parasite, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Pain And Glory going on to storied success. And in recent years the market – which generates hundreds of millions of dollars each year – has hosted major packages such as 355, Moonfall, Cherry, Down Under Cover and Unhinged. These movies are prized assets for many overseas buyers. Today, the stakes are higher than ever in a climate in which Apple just paid $70M for Tom Hanks movie Greyhound. … [Read more...] about The Story Behind The Cannes Virtual Market(s): How Coronavirus Has Led To A New Way Of Doing Business & An Unprecedented Agency Coalition
During the Christmas season of 2018, the Malayalam film audiences received a very special gift in the form of Njan Prakashan, which brought back the evergreen combo of Sathyan Anthikad and Sreenivasan. They teamed up for a movie after a gap of 16 years and the wait turned out to be a fruitful one with Njan Prakashan cementing its position as one among the top movies of the recent times. The Fahadh Faasil starrer received an overwhelming response in the theatres and is still one of the preferresd choices of the audiences. Meanwhile, a latest development regarding the film has definitely left the movies lovers shocked. … [Read more...] about Njan Prakashan Full Movie Leaked Online To Download By Tamilrockers; Will It Affect The Future Run?
Either way, it will likely be a long road back for many of America’s movie theaters, and there’s a good chance that the exhibition landscape — involving everything from release windows, to the types of movies that can afford to come out in cinemas, to what defines “a hit” — will look very different on the other side of the pandemic. And the experience itself may well be different, too, even after the days of social distancing are over. Lynda Obst, the producer of films like Interstellar, Sleepless in Seattle, and The Fisher King, puts it this way: “I’m not a public-health official by a long stretch, but I know that we feel better going into places that seem to be self-caring when caring for us. I mean, the fact that theaters are in the dark makes them scarier, right? So I think people will have to enter the theater when they’re bright, and the place has to look superclean. They’re going to need to be white, … [Read more...] about Cine Phobia
On the art-house side, a few films that played what turned out to be the last-ever Cannes Film Festival made their U.S. debuts. The buzziest was probably Bacurau, a dystopian Western out of Brazil that hit theaters just before the shutdown and is now the guinea pig for an experimental release strategy. Leftist filmmaker Ken Loach has never caught on with Oscar before, but he’s the closest thing this race has to an A-list auteur, as his Sorry We Missed You, a kitchen-sink drama about the plight of delivery workers, suddenly finds itself the most timely film of the year. Out of Sundance, TV’s Julia Garner earned raves as a low-level employee at a Weinstein Company stand-in in The Assistant. There were also two different tasteful British films about long-married couples in a crisis that voters are guaranteed to spend the whole season confusing — Hope Gap is the Annette Bening–Bill Nighy one, Ordinary Love is the Liam Neeson–Lesley Manville one. … [Read more...] about Imagining the Oscars With No Oscar Bait
If I had a ballot, I’d put Get Out at the top — for originality, focus, timeliness, and execution. It’s a win that’d make me cheer, and that feeling can be a tiebreaker for voters: “What name would I be happiest to hear when the envelope is opened?” Second through fifth place is a genuine toss-up for me. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards wouldn’t be there, but a win for any of the remaining contenders — we haven’t even talked about Call Me by Your Name or Phantom Thread — would make me smile. As for what I think will win: The Shape of Water has 13 nominations, wins from the PGA and the DGA, and, as I write this, a timed-to-do-damage plagiarism lawsuit against it that I think is only likely to increase support for the film. (Nobody likes that naked a takedown maneuver.) I’ve also been surprised by the number of voters who see it as a political movie — a valorization of the marginalized (a mute woman, a gay man, an … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Predict Best Picture in Our Politically Charged Moment?
In an interview with Collider, producer Frank Marshall has discussed plans to bring Bourne back to the big screen with a new creative team. "I do like the Bourne series, and I do think that’s an opportunity for different filmmakers to come in now," he said. "So, I’m hoping that we can find a new story for Bourne and a new filmmaker. We are looking." … [Read more...] about Jason Bourne Could Be Re-Bourne In New Movie Series From The Original Series’ Producer
Top New Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- May 24-30, 2020Minecraft Dungeons - Official Launch TrailerWarface: Breakout Aims To Be Counter-Strike For Consoles - GameplayEvery Season of American Horror Story Ranked! (Murder House to AHS: 1984)Rick And Morty "Childrick Of Mort" Season 4 Episode 9 Breakdown & Easter Eggs!Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One - Exclusive Reveal TrailerSmite - Cthulhu Reveal TrailerCaptain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions - Release Date TrailerThe Evolution of the Xbox ControllerGhost Of Tsushima - 6 Interesting Facts You May Not KnowDestiny 2's Felwinters Lie Dominates In Crucible (Gameplay)Destiny 2 - The Tyrant Gameplay (Felwinters Lie Story Quest) … [Read more...] about Sonic Movie’s Success Is Paying Off, As Sega Is Seeing “Many New Opportunities”