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Daniel Craig to Undergo Ankle Surgery After Bond 25 Set Injury, Film’s Release Date Not Changing

Daniel Craig to Undergo Ankle Surgery After Bond 25 Set Injury, Film’s Release Date Not Changing
James Bond is taking a break from the production of Bond 25. Per the official 007 Twitter account, actor Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery after suffering an injury on the set of the new James Bond movie. Craig was filming with director Cary Fukunaga in Jamaica when the accident happened. The surgery will not stop production, even though Craig will head to rehab for two weeks after the operation.

The official James Bond social media account wrote in a statement: “Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020.”

In addition to Craig, Bond 25 is seeing the returns of franchise players Naomi Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, and Lea Seydoux. Rami Malek has
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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend

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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend
When Disney first released “Aladdin” in 1992, Bill Clinton was just settling in to the Oval Office, “Game of Thrones” wasn’t much more than a book idea percolating in the mind of author George R.R. Martin, and Johnny Carson was wrapping up his stint as “Tonight Show” host.

In some ways, 2019 feels like a whole new world. But Disney is hoping that even 27 years later, the prospect of seeing flashy musical numbers set to timeless tunes like “One Jump Ahead” and “Friend Like Me” will entice moviegoers young and old into theaters for an updated take on “Aladdin,” the story of a charming Arabian street rat who stumbles upon a genie’s magical lamp.

“There’s a lot of goodwill toward these characters,” said Jeff Bock, a media analyst at Exhibitor Relations. “I think it will work for families over Memorial Day weekend.”

Aladdin” is expected to earn a solid
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Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Acquired by Neon and Hulu

Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Acquired by Neon and Hulu
Neon and Hulu have acquired the North American rights to Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which premiered Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in competition, the companies announced Wednesday.

Neon is planning that the love story will get a theatrical release later this year, along with an awards campaign planned for all categories.

Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” stars Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami and Valeria Golino and is set in 1770 in the French region of Brittany. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

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Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Gets A Title, Final Cast As Shooting Begins

Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Gets A Title, Final Cast As Shooting Begins
Warner Bros said Wednesday that shooting has begun on Tenet, which is now officially the title of Christopher Nolan’s secretive next movie. It also has added Michael Caine, Dunkirk‘s Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Clémence Poésy to and ensemble cast topped by John David Washington along with Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki.

The film, Nolan’s first feature since 2017’s Oscar-nominated Dunkirk, is being described as an action epic revolving around the world of international espionage. He wrote the original screenplay and shooting spanning seven countries is now underway. The studio has already set a July 17, 2020 release date for it.

Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing, with Thomas Hayslip executive producer. The Tenet team includes Dunkirk’s director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema and editor Jennifer Lame, production designer Nathan Crowley, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland and VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson.

The score is being composed by
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Daniel Dae Kim Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Stowaway'

Daniel Dae Kim Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Stowaway'
Daniel Dae Kim is joining Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Shamier Anderson in director Joe Penna’s sci-fi thriller Stowaway.

The Hellboy star will play a biologist on a spaceship headed to Mars, where an unintended stowaway (Anderson) accidentally causes severe damage to life support systems.

Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher, played by Kendrick, emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship's biologist.

YouTube star turned filmmaker Penna and Ryan Morrison, the duo behind survival thriller Arctic, penned the movie's script. Morrison will ...
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‘Frankie’ Review: Isabelle Huppert and Brendan Gleason Shine in This Moving Family Drama [Cannes]

‘Frankie’ Review: Isabelle Huppert and Brendan Gleason Shine in This Moving Family Drama [Cannes]
Ira Sach’s Frankie is a light, lovely film about complicated family dynamics and coming to terms with mortality. With a formidable cast anchored by Isabelle Huppert, the sun-dappled setting and multi-generational storyline makes for a relaxed, enjoyable visit with this extended onscreen family. Huppert plays, as she often does, a movie star, one named Françoise […]

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Disney Live-Action Remakes, Ranked from Worst to Best

Everyone has a favorite Disney animated classic. Across generations, geography, and cultural divides, Disney's animated films have lit up the imagination of children and adults alike, ever since 1937's Snow White kicked off the animation studio on a high note. But Disney's also no stranger to live-action filmmaking, kicking off their live-action wing with 1950's Treasure Island and establishing a tradition of adventure films and heartfelt family dramas that carries on to this day through films like the Pirates of the Carribean franchise, and of course, their bustling business of live-action remakes. The …
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Xavier Dolan Says ‘Matthias & Maxime’ Isn’t A “Gay” Film: “We Never Talk About Heterosexual Films”

Judging by the buzz coming out of Cannes, it appears that many people really enjoyed filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s latest film “Matthias & Maxime.” Dolan is a filmmaker that has a lot of success at the French festival, and perhaps his latest competition film will add to his already impressive number of accolades. And while speaking at a Cannes press conference (via Deadline), Dolan discussed his latest film and why he doesn’t necessarily like people calling it a “gay” film.

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‘Bond 25’: Daniel Craig to Undergo Surgery for Injury; Release Date Unchanged

Daniel Craig and the Bond 25 team could surely use a bit of a pep talk from Tom Cruise and the Mission: Impossible – Fallout team right about now. The Bond 25 production has confirmed that Craig did indeed sustain an injury to his ankle on set, and as a result will be undergoing minor surgery. The injury happened while filming in Jamaica—the production’s first stop on a tour to various countries that will be used as filming locations in the movie. Luckily, the official Bond Twitter account says the film’s release date will remain unchanged, as production …
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‘Game of Thrones’: Gwendoline Christie Is ‘Pathetically Thrilled’ She Guessed the Ending

‘Game of Thrones’: Gwendoline Christie Is ‘Pathetically Thrilled’ She Guessed the Ending
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Game of Thrones” Season 8, Episode 6, “The Iron Throne.”]

Despite hundreds of thousands of fans feeling dissatisfied with the “Game of Thrones” finale, Gwendoline Christie loved the way it turned out since she once predicted on camera that exact ending.

“I am slightly, pathetically thrilled that I got it right,” Christie said in an interview with IndieWire. “When I read the script, I gasped and thought, ‘Oh, I was right.’”

To be completely honest, Christie had expected to be disappointed and “it would probably end up being Daenerys or Jon Snow” ruling the Seven Kingdoms. That’s why she was vindicated when the Westerosi council voted for Bran to be king.

“I thought it would be Bran because I thought it would be the least likely person. In my mind what ‘Game of Thrones’ has always done is subvert narrative,” she said. “As viewers we’ve really not known what’s
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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Featurette: James Cameron Hypes the Sequel to ‘Terminator 2’

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Featurette: James Cameron Hypes the Sequel to ‘Terminator 2’
This morning, the first teaser trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate arrived online. Since this Terminator sequel is actually bringing back Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger as an aged T-800 cyborg again, producer James Cameron has some explaining to do as to what’s going on with this sequel. A Terminator: Dark Fate featurette […]

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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hollywood’ Press Conference Reignites Debate Over His Treatment of Women

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hollywood’ Press Conference Reignites Debate Over His Treatment of Women
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has often found himself at the center of debates over the treatment of women in his movies. That conversation was reignited on social media after the May 22 Cannes press conference for his new movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Farah Nayeri, a reporter from The New York Times, asked Tarantino why Margot Robbie did not have more dialogue in the movie. In the film, Robbie stars as Sharon Tate, the model and actress who was murdered in 1969 by members of Charles Manson’s cult.

Robbie was third billed in the film after Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, but Tarantino’s scenes of Tate are mostly dialogue-free. The portrayal was clearly concerning to Nayeri. When asked about the decision not to have Sharon speak much in the film, Tarantino replied, “I reject your hypothesis.”

The question then turned to Robbie herself, who replied, “I think the moments
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'Alice And The Mayor', 'An Easy Girl' win Cannes Directors' Fortnight awards

Sidebar winners directed by Nicolas Pariser and Rebecca Zlotowski.

Nicolas Pariser’s drama Alice And The Mayor and Rebecca Zlotowski’s An Easy Girl have scooped the top prizes at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

The selection is non-competitive but there are a number of partner prizes.

Pariser’s intelligent comedy-drama, starring Veteran French actor Fabrice Luchini as a jaded mayor, who seeks the advice of a brilliant young philosopher, played by Anaïs Demoustier, won the Europa Cinema Label for best European film.

It was decided by a jury of four exhibitors from the pan-European network.

“Our selection of Alice And The Mayor was a unanimous one,
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Watch Karen O & Danger Mouse’s ‘Encounter With Lux Prima’ Documentary (Exclusive)

Watch Karen O & Danger Mouse’s ‘Encounter With Lux Prima’ Documentary (Exclusive)
Karen O & Danger Mouse’s “Lux Prima” is one of the year’s best albums so far — but it’s more than an album. “An Encounter with Lux Prima – The Art of Collaboration,” a short documentary chronicling the 18-month development of their multisensory art installation “An Encounter With Lux Prima” premieres today exclusively on Variety. Watch the piece — directed by Luisa Conlon and Max Knight, produced in partnership with Dropbox and featuring interviews with many of the installation’s collaborators —below.

“An Encounter with Lux Prima” is described as “an immersive, communal listening experience intended to be the living nucleus” of the album, which was released in March on BMG (and received a rave review in Variety); the pair also gave a Times Talk about the album with a brief performance.

The show premiered last month at Los Angeles’ Marciano Art Foundation, with an opening gala attended by David Lynch,
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New ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Images Reveal Gabriel Luna’s Two-Part Terminator

On the heels of Paramount Pictures and Skydance's first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate, the sixth installment in the sci-fi franchise, come new images and info that add some detail to the characters and their part to play in the story. Dark Fate is described as a sequel to James Cameron’s 1991 follow-up film Terminator 2: Judgment Day that opts to ignore the third through fifth films in the franchise. Linda Hamilton reprises her role as Sarah Connor for the first time since that film, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger who returns as the T-800, shepherding new …
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Screen Future Leaders receive Cannes emerging festival programmer prizes

Iffr’s Inge de Leeuw and Cph:Dox’s Mads Mikkelsen were honoured.

Festival programmers Inge de Leeuw of International Film Festival Rotterdam and Mads Mikkelsen of Cph:dox were honoured as best emerging festival programmers, at the Cinando awards and Marché du Film’s Festivals and Sales agents mixer in Cannes on May 22.

De Leeuw and Mikkelsen, who were both recently selected as Screen Future Leaders, were presented with the awards by Jérôme Paillard, executive director of the Marché.

They were chosen by a six-person jury, consisting of Lise Zipci, Les Films du Losange; Daniela Cölle, Pluto Film Distribution; Sofia Kurdoglu,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Seasons Ranked from Worst to Best

Now its watch has ended, but Games of Thrones was one of the best and most popular series of the modern TV era. Still, not all seasons are created equal. Though arguably the show has never fallen below a certain level of quality (and there will be arguments to that point), the full narrative of HBO's juggernaut series is greater than the sum of its parts. Like the books they are based on, some entries in the Game of Thrones TV saga have been more successful than others. So now that the series has concluded, let's look back …
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GLAAD Film Studio Survey: Trans Characters Shut Out in 2018, Consolidation Dangerous for Queer Stories

Not one mainstream Hollywood film released in 2018 included a trans character, a Thursday report from GLAAD media said.

The watchdog’s Studio Responsibility Index, an annual look at wide film releases, grades the big studios on overall Lgbtq representation. The report also scores the integrity of content using GLAAD’s Vito Russo Test. Film’s statistics stand in embarrassing contrast to the trailblazing work being done on television, the report illustrates.

“In the year that saw the groundbreaking television series ‘Pose’ put a multitude of trans stories front and center and trans creators behind the scenes, ‘Supergirl’ introduced America to TV’s first trans superhero, and ‘A Fantastic Woman’ took home an Oscar; there were still no transgender characters in any major studio film,” the report said.

The feature film establishment should not squander “an incredible opportunity for entertainment media to be a leader in this space by sharing and
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Now Scream This: 10 Great Superhero-Tinged Horror Movies Streaming Now

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: With the upcoming release of supervillain horror origin Brightburn, Chris and I offer some alternative streaming tales of terror that we deem as displaying […]

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‘Parasite’ Review: Boon Jong-Ho Presents a Masterclass on Scamming | Cannes

You realize a good five minutes into Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite that things aren’t going well for the family of fortysomething Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho). Crowded into a basement dwelling in one of the poorest of Seoul’s neighborhoods, they mooch off the wi-fi of their neighbors and turn folding pizza boxes into a group project to make cash. It’s tough, but his wife Chung-sook (Jang Hye-jin), son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) and daughter Kim-jung (Park So-dam) aren’t despondent over it. They’re simply doing what they need to …
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