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‘Justice League’ Blu-Ray Details and Box Art Revealed; No Zack Snyder Cut

‘Justice League’ Blu-Ray Details and Box Art Revealed; No Zack Snyder Cut
Fans clamoring to see the non-existent Zack Snyder cut of Justice League will be bummed to discover that Snyder’s iteration of the film, which almost certainly was never finalized, is not included on the home video release. Indeed, the Justice League Blu-ray details include a bunch of behind-the-scenes featurettes, but really nothing substantial to speak of. Unsurprisingly there’s no director’s commentary, no extended cut, and only a single deleted scene: “The Return of Superman.” While it’s true that Zack Snyder traditionally creates director’s extended cuts of his films—and the extended …
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Stanley Tucci Joins Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan in ‘A Private War’ (Exclusive)

Stanley Tucci Joins Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan in ‘A Private War’ (Exclusive)
Stanley Tucci has enlisted in “A Private War,” the upcoming movie about famed war correspondent Marie Colvin, Variety has learned. He joins Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”), Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), and Tom Hollander (“The Night Manager”) in the picture. Pike plays Colvin, and Dornan photographer Paul Conroy.

Based on a Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner, the film follows the exploits of American-born Brit Colvin, who was tragically killed in Homs, Syria, in 2011. It takes in her fearless work in war-torn locales including Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria, which are juxtaposed with her home life back in London.

“A Private War” is BAFTA, DGA and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s first narrative project after helming feature documentaries including “Cartel Land” and “City of Ghosts.” Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”) penned the script.

Little is yet known about Tucci’s character in the film, but he will figure in the London part of the project
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Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign

Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign
As the family-friendly fantasy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle attempts to hang on to the top spot at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, it is facing off against a challenge from 12 Strong, which follows a Special Forces team into battle in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Both films could take in about $15 million or more before the dust settles.

So far, Sony’s Jumanji has proven to be unexpectedly resilient. In both its third and fourth weekends it fell by just 25 percent during each frame. The fall-off is expected to...
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'Handmaid's Tale' Actress Ann Dowd Has 5 Films at Sundance

'Handmaid's Tale' Actress Ann Dowd Has 5 Films at Sundance
The Handmaid's Tale Emmy winner Ann Dowd is appearing in a quintet of world premieres, all shot in the past 11 months — from horror (Ari Aster's Hereditary) to crime thriller (Bart Layton's American Animals) to drama (Silas Howard's A Kid Like Jake, Christina Choe's Nancy, Sebastian Silva's Tyrel).

"I have a wonderful manager and agent, Marsha McManus and Gary Gersh, who were so generous in trying to work the schedules...
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William Friedkin’s Real-Life Exorcist Doc ‘The Devil & Father Amorth’ Lands at The Orchard

William Friedkin’s Real-Life Exorcist Doc ‘The Devil & Father Amorth’ Lands at The Orchard
The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to director William Friedkin’s real-life exorcism documentary “The Devil & Father Amorth,” the company announced Wednesday.

The company plans an April 20 theatrical release for the doc, which records an actual exorcism performed by the Vatican’s Father Gabriele Amorth as he fights to expel Satan from an Italian woman.

The film, produced by LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon, arrives 45 years after Friedkin directed the blockbuster, “The Exorcist.” Friedkin had received permission to travel to Rome and meet with 91-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, the “Vatican Exorcist,” to film a real-life exorcism.
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2018 Visual Effects Society Awards: ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, and More

2018 Visual Effects Society Awards: ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, and More
Say what you will about 2017, but last year’s crop of movies was pretty damn good overall, and that high bar of quality is reflected in the nominees for the 16th annual Ves Awards. Nearly 3,400 artists, producers, technologists, and entertainment industry workers narrowed down the movies that best represented outstanding achievements in visual effects, and Blade Runner […]

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EuropaCorp Being Circled By Potential Buyers, Investors (Exclusive)

EuropaCorp Being Circled By Potential Buyers, Investors (Exclusive)
Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is being circled by potential buyers and investors as it struggles to climb out from under a mountain of debt. Among the suitors, sources say, is business tycoon Tarak Ben Ammar, a shareholder in The Weinstein Co. and a board member of Vivendi.

Hit by the disappointing performance of last year’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” EuropaCorp has directed its primary lender, JP Morgan, to find someone who can inject equity capital into the company, as well restructure and pay a portion of its debt. Several well-informed sources tell Variety that the company urgently needs to find a solid partner by March 30, which marks the end of its financial year. The company’s market capitalization fell to €57.4 million ($70.2 million) as of Thursday, while losses reached €119.9 million ($146.8 million) and its net debt skyrocketed to €230 million ($281.6 million) as of September.

JP Morgan currently holds EuropaCorp’s assets, including its valuable
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Amazon is Reportedly Cutting Back on Indie Films

The access battle between the proletarian streaming platforms and exclusive film festivals has raged on since Netflix was booed at Cannes last year, but Amazon Studios has always managed to walk the line. The company would offer the films it acquired on its streaming service, to be sure, but it would also invest in theatrical releases — allowing its […]

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Contest: Win ‘Phantom Thread’ Prize Pack With Soundtrack, Tote Bag, More

This weekend, you might want to dress up a little when you head to the cinema. Paul Thomas Anderson‘s entrancing “Phantom Thread” goes into wide release, and the air of haute couture, coupled with the finely stitched drama that unfolds, will make you want to look your best. It’s another knockout from Anderson, and today for some lucky readers, we have a prize pack that will be a luxurious addition to any home.

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‘Paddington 2’ Becomes Rotten Tomatoes’ Best-Reviewed Movie of All-Time

Less than two months ago, Lady Bird scored the distinct honor of becoming Rotten Tomatoes’ best-reviewed movie of all-time, racking up 164 positive reviews for a 100% Fresh rating. Then some idiot who doesn’t understand how film criticism works came along and said that it was “Rotten” with a B- review, earning him the attention he sought. Lady Bird’s accomplishment of holding onto 100% at 164 was notable because no film since Toy Story 2 had managed it. [caption id="attachment_684141" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Warner Bros./caption] But it looks like Lady Bird’…
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Here’s Who Leonardo DiCaprio Will Play in Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film

Much anticipation surrounds the next film from Quentin Tarantino, for a number of reasons. For one, if Tarantino sticks to his plan to retire after 10 films, this is his penultimate effort. For another, the story takes place in 1969 and in some way involves the Manson Murders. But maybe most intriguingly, the casting on this untitled film is really interesting. Margot Robbie has an offer to play Sharon Tate but a deal hasn’t yet closed—it's possible filming may conflict with her contractually obligated Suicide Squad 2, which Warner Bros. hopes to get in front of cameras …
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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ to Tie Up $37 Million in Opening Weekend

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ to Tie Up $37 Million in Opening Weekend
Universal’s “Fifty Shades Freed” should dominate its North American opening weekend on Feb. 9-11 with about $37 million, early tracking showed Thursday.

Sony’s family comedy “Peter Rabbit” is tracking for a launch that weekend in the $18 million range and Warner Bros.’ Clint Eastwood thriller “15:17 to Paris” should arrive with about $10 million.

The projected “Fifty Shades Freed” launch isn’t as strong as its predecessors “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which opened with $85.2 million in 2015, and “Fifty Shades Darker,” which opened with $46.6 million on the same weekend last year. The two films, co-starring Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, have combined to gross $950 million worldwide.

Tracking shows “Fifty Shades Freed” with an impressive 74% total awareness and 26% definite interest. E.L. James’ erotic romance trilogy was a sensation when published in 2011 and 2012. James Foley directed “Fifty Shades Freed” from a script by Niall Leonard, James’ husband.

Reprising their roles from “Fifty Shades Darker” are Marcia Gay Harden
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‘Itzhak’ Lands Greenwich Entertainment Deal, Gets March Release

‘Itzhak’ Lands Greenwich Entertainment Deal, Gets March Release
Itzhak, the Alison Chernick-directed documentary that served as the opening-night film at the most recent Hamptons Film Festival, has been acquired by newbie distributor Greenwich Entertainment. The plan is for a theatrical release nationwide beginning March 9 in New York. It will be broadcast as part of PBS' American Masters series in October. The film, which takes an in-depth look at Itzhak Perlman, widely considered the world’s best violinist, will be the first…
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‘Gemini Man’ Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead, ‘John Wick 2’ Stunt Coordinator

‘Gemini Man’ Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead, ‘John Wick 2’ Stunt Coordinator
Gemini Man has found its female lead. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who recently delivered fantastic back-to-back performances with 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane and last year’s season of Fargo, has joined Ang Lee‘s science-fiction thriller. And on the production side, Gemini Man has landed John Wick: Chapter 2 stunt coordinator J.J. Perry. Even though the film will be heavily reliant on de-aging technology for star Will Smith […]

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The Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now

Last Updated: January 18th Science-fiction is arguably the best genre in the entire cinematic arena. It’s an incredibly flexible and encompassing field that allows writers, filmmakers, and actors to show off their creativity without being hampered by the confines of other genres. All sci-fi films can have elements of action, drama, romance, adventure, and mystery (with the best ones having a mixture of sub-genres) without blurring the lines; the same cannot always be said the other way around. In essence, science-fiction is a genre that offers something for everyone. With that in mind, we’ve …
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‘Monsters And Men’ Sundance First Look: “Can’t You See What’s Happening Out There?”

Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Lab and short-film alum Reinaldo Marcus Green makes his feature directorial debut with Monsters and Men, the timely drama that is having its world premiere Friday in the U.S. Dramatic Competition lineup at the Sundance Film Festival. The pic, about the aftermath of a police shooting in Brooklyn's Bed–Stuy neighborhood, is bowing at 12:15 Pm at the Eccles Theater — the same slot as the 2012 Sundance breakout Beasts of the South…
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“The Art of Silently Weeping While Pulling Focus at the Same Time”: Dp Nick Higgins on Shooting Robin Williams: Come Inside My Head?

Following Water & Power: A California Heist in 2017 and Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired in 2008, Marina Zenovich returns to Sundance for a third time with Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, her documentary on the late comedic maestro. Documentary Dp Nick Higgins served as one of four cinematographers on the project. Higgins was the sole Dp on O.J.: Made in America and has more than 50 cinematography credits to his name. Below, he shares his thoughts on lighting documentary subjects and why he prefers to shoot interviews with a single camera. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind screens four times at Sundance 2018. Filmmaker: […]
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Here’s Who Leonardo DiCaprio Is Playing In Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Family Movie

Here’s Who Leonardo DiCaprio Is Playing In Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Family Movie
Little by little, more details are emerging about Quentin Tarantino‘s much-buzzed-about Manson Family movie. The currently-untitled film from the Pulp Fiction filmmaker recently cast Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead, and Margot Robbie might join the production next. Now, some possible info about DiCaprio’s character has arrived. Read on for more Tarantino Manson movie details. Quentin Tarantino […]

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Robert Redford Slams Harvey Weinstein, Declares Hollywood “Tipping Point” At Sundance ’18 Opening Presser

Robert Redford Slams Harvey Weinstein, Declares Hollywood “Tipping Point” At Sundance ’18 Opening Presser
“I think Harvey Weinstein was a moment in time and we are going to move past that,” said Robert Redford today at the annual press conference to kick off the 35th Sundance Film Festival directly addressing the allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault and discrimination that have enveloped Hollywood in recent months. “He is not going to stop the show,” the Oscar winner added of the once dominate producer, the festival itself and the rise of independent film in an…
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‘The Death Of Stalin’ Trailer: Armando Ianucci’s Comedy Of Terrors

Politics might not seem like a funny thing to laugh at right now, but believe us when we say you’ll want to let your guard down for “The Death Of Stalin.” The latest from Armando Ianucci (“Veep,” “The Thick Of It“) is a deliciously biting satire that mixes true history with his distinct brand of comedy and deadly one liners.

Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko and Jeffrey Tambor make up the all star ensemble of the movie, based on the book by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, which sees Russian bureaucrats scheming for power following the death of the almighty Stalin.

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