‘Black Panther’ breaks Marvel’s advanced ticket sales record on Fandango

January 14, 2018

Captain America has nothing on Black PantherImage: Marvel Studios Black Panther is the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry that looks like it’s going to blow our minds and it seems the general movie-going audience agrees as the film has set a new advanced ticket sales mark at Fandango for Marvel films.  SEE ALSO: A lot of kids are going to see ‘Black Panther’ thanks to this GoFundMe Fandango managing editor…

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Millie Bobby Brown’s next movie role sounds too perfect

January 13, 2018

Millie Bobby Brown is lining up some big-time movie deals.Image: Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is going to be starring in and producing a new series of films based on the Enola Holmes Mysteries novels, Deadline reported Tuesday.  Brown made a deal with Legendary Entertainment to be a major part of the feature film adaptations of Nancy Springer’s novel series, which follows the detective adventures of Enola Holmes,…

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Natalie Portman calls out ‘all male nominees’ for best director

January 12, 2018

(CNN)While presenting the award for best director alongside Ron Howard, Natalie Portman took the opportunity to point out the obvious: Not a single woman was nominated. Guillermo del Toro won the category for “The Shape of Water.” Reaction was mixed on Twitter, with users congratulating her for highlighting a perceived gender bias and others saying Portman’s comments had detracted from a moment of genuine achievement for the nominees.

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What backlash? ‘The Last Jedi’ is the highest-grossing movie of 2017 in the U.S.

January 9, 2018

Cheer up, Kylo Ren your movie's doing great!Image: Lucasfilm While the rest of the world was off ringing in the New Year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was busy crossing an important landmark.  Actually, make that two. SEE ALSO: ‘The Last Jedi’ rules the 2017 box office with a chart-topping $220 million opening Less than three weeks after its debut, The Last Jedi has officially crossed the $1 billion mark…

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Women ruled the box office in 2017 but Hollywood’s still got a ways to go

January 8, 2018

Diana puts her game face on in Wonder Woman.Image: Clay Enos / Warner Bros. For the third year in a row, a Star Wars movie emerged as the highest-grossing release of the year in the U.S. – which meant that for the third year in a row, the biggest film in the country was one featuring a female protagonist.  But Rey was just the beginning. SEE ALSO: What backlash? ‘The…

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Last Jedi Makes a Stand as Top-Grossing Domestic Movie of 2017

January 4, 2018

“The Last Jedi” is giving movie-theater chains a new hope for 2018. Walt Disney Co.’s latest chapter in the Star Wars saga became the year’s No. 1-grossing movie after generating an estimated $68.4 million in U.S. and Canadian sales over the four-day holiday weekend, researcher ComScore Inc. estimated on Monday. The film’s domestic total of $533.1 million for 2017 topped the $504 million tallied by the previous No. 1, Disney’s…

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Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Meryl Streep among powerful women in anti-harassment group

January 3, 2018

(CNN)A group of more than 1,000 women in entertainment have detailed a comprehensive plan to combat sexual harassment across industries. In that letter, the alliance acknowledged the outpouring of stories about gender-based violence and discrimination in entertainment, but wrote, “sadly, we’re not surprised because it’s a reality we know far too well.” “Countless farmworker women across our country suffer in silence because of the widespread sexual harassment and assault that…

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Mark Hamill just literally said ‘he’s not my Luke Skywalker’ about ‘The Last Jedi’

December 24, 2017

If you’re feeling conflicted about the portrayal of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, you’re not alone. Mark Hamill clearly feels conflicted too. SEE ALSO: Mark Hamill’s tweet about ‘Star Wars’ reviews is peak Mark Hamill In the junket interview above, Hamill explains that the Luke Skywalker portrayed in The Last Jedi is “not my Luke Skywalker”. “I said to Rian, I said ‘Jedis don’t give up’,” explains Hamill. “I…

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‘E! News’ contributor leaves network over gender wage gap

December 22, 2017

E! News host Catt Sadler has left the network over a gender wage gap disparity. Sadler learned that her male co-host made significantly more than she did – almost twice as much. Sadler was recently named co-host of Daily Pop in addition to her role on E! News, and realized around the same time that her salary was disproportionate to her male colleague’s. (She is likely referring to Daily Pop…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ falls short of sky-high hopes

December 14, 2017

(CNN)If expectations for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” were inordinately (and perhaps unfairly) high, thank “The Force Awakens,” which had a huge donut hole in the shape of Luke Skywalker at its center. Yet even with Luke integrated into the story, the film feels like a significant letdown, one that does far less than its predecessor to stoke enthusiasm for the next leg in the trilogy.

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‘The Last Jedi’ reviews won’t come until Tuesday, but premiere reactions are already online

December 14, 2017

Image: Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Last Jedi held its star-studded world premiere at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday night, and the credits had barely finished rolling before attendees hit Twitter to share their first reactions to Rian Johnson’s take on the Skywalker saga. While spoilers and plot details are under strict embargo until Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. PT, that didn’t stop fans from weighing in on…

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What did the first-ever ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ audience think of the movie?

December 12, 2017

Image: disney Cheers, chills, and Chewbacca, too. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a movie of massive moments, jaw-dropping decisions, and megatons of involuntary audience participation. There is no fighting it: Every crowd — not just the first to see it — is going to devolve. Loudly. SEE ALSO: ‘The Last Jedi’ first premiere reactions are here and – you guessed it – the Force is strong “You guys are…

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Star Wars fans, Rian Johnson knows what you want to see in his trilogy — and you’re not getting it

December 8, 2017

Rian Johnson on tour for his last Star Wars movie … until his Star Wars trilogy opens.Image: Liliana Ampudia Mendez/REX/Shutterstock Star Wars fans, Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has heard what you want as the subject of his upcoming trilogy of Star Wars movies. And he’s not buying it. He’s sympathetic. He loves the subject in question. But alas, that is definitively not what he’s going for. SEE ALSO: What…

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Disney plans drastic response to ‘Coco’ audiences hating on that 20-minute ‘Frozen’ short

December 5, 2017

Image: disney Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will be put on ice. Disney has directed theaters running Coco, Pixar’s latest, to remove the deeply unpopular 22-minute Frozen short that plays in front of each screening. The removal goes into effect on Dec. 8, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to Mashable. SEE ALSO: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ is more than just another inspirational fantasy The request from Disney also asks that theaters use the…

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Disney Explored Buying Fox Assets; Talks Now Dead

November 9, 2017

Sky Plc satellite service in Europe, the person said. Disney wouldn’t acquire Fox’s broadcast network, Fox News, local broadcast stations or sports programming, the person said. The rise of online competitors Netflix, YouTube and Facebook has slowed the growth of the pay-TV business, and forced the companies that rely on it to explore new ways of getting bigger. Pay-TV distributors Comcast Corp., AT&T Inc. and Twitter Inc., the social media…

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Kevin Spacey criticized for how he came out

November 5, 2017

(CNN)Actors are usually hailed for coming out but Kevin Spacey is being criticized. On Sunday, Buzzfeed published a story in which “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance towards him in 1986 when Rapp was a 14-year-old child actor and Spacey was 26. Several celebrities used social media to express their displeasure at Spacey connecting allegations of sexual misconduct involving a child to being…

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Too many women tried to be ‘Wonder Woman’ and well, they failed

November 3, 2017

Zachary Levi at the Thor: The Dark World premiere in 2013.Image: Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty Images Get ready to meet DC’s newest silver-screen superhero. Zachary Levi has just been set to lead Shazam!, the next entry in the DC cinematic universe.  SEE ALSO: Warner Bros. has 9 DC superhero movies coming, and a few key ones missing Mashable has confirmed the news, which was first broken by The…

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Rene Zellweger to play Judy Garland in biopic

October 28, 2017

(CNN)Rene Zellweger has some big ruby slippers to fill. The film, aptly named, “Judy,” will take place in 1968 as Garland is gearing up for her final concerts in London. The film is based on a script written by Netflix’s Tom Edge and will be produced by David Livingstone.

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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film gets a title

October 22, 2017

(CNN)The Han Solo “Star Wars” prequel film finally has a name, and the title is a little on the nose. A pair of hairy hands that presumably belong to Solo’s trusted co-pilot Chewbacca appear on screen and hands Howard a sign with the word “Solo” in the “Star Wars” franchise’s signature yellow font. “I’ll see you next year,” Howard said closing the video. The film, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as…

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Woody Allen completely misses the point with comments about Harvey Weinstein

October 18, 2017

UPDATE: Oct. 16, 2017, 1:26 a.m. UTC Woody Allen has clarified his comments regarding the sexual assault allegations directed at Harvey Weinstein, giving Variety a statement: “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man … I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings.”…

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How Hollywood has reacted to Weinstein allegations

October 13, 2017

(CNN)More than a day after The New York Times published a blistering report detailing numerous accusations of sexual harassment against prolific film producer Harvey Weinstein, none of the movie mogul’s frequent A-list collaborators have spoken publicly about the news story that has rattled Hollywood. Chastain, considered an awards season contender for her work in Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” said: “Women are fighting against the ‘Grab Them By The Pussy’ normalization…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ full-length trailer is finally here, and the Force is with it

October 11, 2017

Luke speaks at last.Image: lucasfilm Breathe. Just breathe. The first, full, official trailer for The Last Jedi arrived Monday night — and it’s full of the same kind of drop-dead gorgeous visuals we saw in the teaser trailer back in April.  The movie picks up exactly where The Force Awakens left off — with Rey (Daisy Ridley) presenting Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) with his lightsaber. In this trailer, we see…

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9 things you don’t know about Americas unofficial first family, The Simpsons

October 9, 2017

This calls for a collective Belcher family belchImage: FOX Set your grills to medium-high, Bob’s Burgers fans, because the Belcher family’s lovable antics are officially coming to the big screen. Are your palms as slick with sweat as Tina’s while gazing longingly at Jimmy Jr.’s butt? Well they should be, because the Fox animated show not only boasts an enviable cast of comedians, but also a heart of gold —…

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Jackie Chan’s daughter Etta comes out on Instagram

October 8, 2017

Etta Ng, daughter of Hollywood star Jackie Chan, has come out publicly on Instagram. In a post on Thursday, the 18-year-old shared a picture of herself against a rainbow backdrop with hashtags #lgbt and #lesbian. 🌈 #lgbtqai #lgbt #lesbian #androgynous A post shared by @stolenmilktea on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:43am PDT SEE ALSO: Sorry haters, Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ just charted number one again Around the same time Ng’s post…

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The Nicolastick is a corn puff snack with Nicolas Cage’s face on the packaging

October 7, 2017

Nicolas Cage has become the “Nicolastick” in Japan, thanks to some creative marketing. Ahead of December’s release of his 2016 movie, Army of One, in Japanese cinemas, some theatres are offering a limited edition Nicolas Cage corn puff snack that only comes with an advance ticket purchase. SEE ALSO: The 1982 ‘Blade Runner’ film vs. the 1968 novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ Army of One is only coming…

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