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Five Studios Launch ‘Ultimate Movie Weekend’ Rental Sale Across U.S. Digital Services

  • Variety
A group of Hollywood studios wants to remind consumers that they can rent movies — including recent releases not available on Netflix — from a wide array of digital providers, through a four-day promo offering discounts on titles starting at 99 cents.

Dubbed the “Ultimate Movie Weekend,” the special sale runs May 31-June 3 and will offer select titles from Lionsgate Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Notably absent from the campaign: Disney and 20th Century Fox (which Disney recently acquired).

It’s touted as the first coordinated, multi-studio and multi-platform promotion of its kind in the U.S., spanning the five studios and 18 internet and pay-tv services. Retailers participating in the Ultimate Movie Weekend will offer 50-250 movies at discounted prices — as low as $2.99 for recent releases and 99 cents for catalog movies. Each retailer sets prices independently.

Recently released titles available through the promo include “Aquaman,” “A Star Is Born” (2018), “Bumblebee,
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Terence Blanchard Jazzes Up Bmi Film/TV Awards With Icon Honor

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Terence Blanchard Jazzes Up Bmi Film/TV Awards With Icon Honor
Jazz artist and film composer Terence Blanchard was presented with the Bmi Icon award at Wednesday night’s Film, TV and Visual Media Awards of performing-rights society Broadcast Music Inc. in Beverly Hills.

Blanchard, composer for many of Spike Lee’s films, was honored for his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers,” said Bmi president-ceo Mike O’Neill. “His music makes powerful statements about American tragedies that must not be forgotten, while also encouraging all of us to heal.”

Said Blanchard, “We just want to express ourselves in an artistic way. We have a burning desire to say something that’s in us, and sometimes we don’t even know what it is that we’re trying to say. These projects give us room to do that.

“You are my heroes,” he told the black-tie crowd of film and TV composers. “Everything that I’ve written for the screen,
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First Look at Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Netflix's Murder Mystery

First Look at Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Netflix's Murder Mystery
Did you love last year's action comedy Game Over, Man!? Then you're definitely going to want to get in on Netflix's next original romantic action comedy Murder Mystery. Sure, it's the next movie in the streaming giant's exclusive deal with Adam Sandler, which is exciting on its own. But this latest endeavor is directed by Workaholics mastermind Kyle Newacheck, who is one of the most promising comedy directors of this decade.

Today, we have a first look at Murder Mystery, which is hitting Netflix sometime this June. The streaming service hasn't announced an official summer release date, but we have comfort in knowing that it'll be here in just a couple of months.

Adam Sandler reunites with Jennifer Aniston in Murder Mystery. This is the comedic duo's second outing together. They previously starred in the 2011 hit Just Go With It. In that one, on a weekend trip to Hawaii,
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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Arrives On Blu-Ray And DVD

Nearly ten years after the first movie wowed audiences around the world, Hiccup and Toothless return to captivate fans with an adventure of a lifetime in DreamWorks Animation’s “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”. The final quest from Dean DeBlois’ arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on May 7, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand May 21, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “the perfect conclusion to one of the best-animated trilogies of all time” and certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes®, the film opened at #1 in over 40 markets. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions feature over an hour of exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content including an alternate opening, two DreamWorks animated shorts, deleted scenes and more.

To mark the film’s global 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release, Universal has partnered with Facebook and Messenger to
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A real joy by Anne-Katrin Titze

Kyle MacLachlan with Anne-Katrin Titze in Batsheva on his role in Giant Little Ones: "It's the language and I think a perspective that is one that we don't necessarily hear that often." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Keith Behrman's perceptive Giant Little Ones stars Josh Wiggins as teenager Franky, Kyle MacLachlan and Maria Bello as his parents, Darren Mann as best friend Ballas, plus Taylor Hickson, Peter Outerbridge, Stephanie Moore, Olivia Scriven, Kiana Madeira, Hailey Kittle, and Niamh Wilson.

In David Lynch's Twin Peaks, Kyle MacLachlan eerily transformed from Agent Dale Cooper to Dougie Jones and in last year's highly successful The House With A Clock In Its Walls, starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black, Kyle morphed into a fantastically eldritch warlock, a role he enjoyed playing very much, he told me when we met. In high school he performed in Cole Porter's Anything Goes, Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers' Oklahoma!
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‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Actress Lorenza Izzo Boards ‘Women Is Losers’

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‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Actress Lorenza Izzo Boards ‘Women Is Losers’
Exclusive: Lorenza Izzo will star in Bowery Hill Entertainment’s feature Women Is Losers from Tribeca Institute and NYU Alum, Lissette Feliciano. Production is already underway in San Francisco.

Izzo, who was recently seen in the $131M-plus grossing Amblin feature The House With a Clock in its Walls, and stars next in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood plays Celina, a young Latina whose promising future is cut short with an unexpected pregnancy during the mid 1970s in San Francisco. Against all odds, while working multiple jobs, this young single mother, daughter of South American immigrants, fights the system and becomes a successful landowner. This was during a time when women’s salaries were half of a man’s and single mothers weren’t given loans (which unfortunately remains the same today).

“As a Latina woman going through a transformational process myself, this is an incredibly
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FX Acquires ‘Venom’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’, ‘Green Book’ & More Movies

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FX Networks continues to snap up all marquee movie titles that become available. Over the past six months, the network has acquired such commercial and critical hits as Venom and the Oscar-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Green Book.

FX, whose movie deals also include streaming rights to make the films available on the network’s digital platforms, several years ago pulled away from off-network series, opting to spend the bulk of its acquisition budget on theatrical films instead. With a few rare exceptions, most notably The Big Bang Theory, movies significantly outperform off-network series on basic cable, they have longer shelf lives and deliver a wide range of audiences that can sample new original series launching behind them.

The list of recent FX movie acquisitions include Halloween, Bumblebee, Night School, The First Purge, Peter Rabbit, First Man, BlacKkKlansman, Book Club, The Meg, Breaking In, The House with a Clock In Its Walls,
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Win The House with a Clock in its Walls on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of The House with a Clock in its Walls, out now, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

The enchanted adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of Lewis a 10-year-old orphan, who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. Lewis soon learns that Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) and his spirited neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and deadly curses.

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 14th February 2019 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be
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2019 Art Directors Guild Awards: ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ win on way to Oscars

The 23rd annual Art Directors Guild Awards took place on Saturday (Feb. 2). These kudos have a stellar record at previewing the winner of the Best Production Design race at the Academy Awards. Over the first 22 years of these prizes, the eventual Oscar champ has always numbered among the Adg nominees in the various genre categories. Fifteen of the Academy Award winners first prevailed with the guild, including the last five in a row.

The current Oscar frontrunner for this award, “The Favourite,” won at the Adg in the period category over, among others, two of its Oscar rivals: “First Man” and “Roma.” That race was rounded out by “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” One of the other two Academy Awards contenders — “Black Panther” — won the Adg fantasy film prize. The fifth Oscar nominee, “Mary Poppins Returns,” contended in that race. The contemporary award went to “Crazy Rich Asians.
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UK cinema admissions officially hit highest level since 1970 with 177m (exclusive)

UK cinema admissions officially hit highest level since 1970 with 177m (exclusive)
Final figure for 2018 was 177,001,481.

It’s official – last year UK cinemas recorded their highest level of admissions since 1970.

Admissions reached 177,001,481 in 2018, an increaes of 3.7% on 2017 and the most since admissions hit 193,000,000 in 1970.

Screen reportedt UK admissions were on track to record a banner year back in October, with hits such as Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Peter Rabbit, Black Panther and The Greatest Showman all boosting cinemas.

Since then, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Grinch, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Aquaman, and Mary Poppins Returns have returned big numbers.

The highest-grossing film
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2019 Production Design Oscars Predictions

The Favourite,” “First Man,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Roma” are likely in. The question is whether “Black Panther” overcomes BAFTA nominee “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” for the fifth slot. Ponder. [Posted Jan. 16, 2019]

Likely Frontrunners

Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns



The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


Bohemian Rhapsody

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Ready Player One


More predictions:

Best Picture

Best Director



Supporting Actress

Supporting Actor

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Foreign Language Film

Continue reading 2019 Production Design Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.
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Universal to release eOne’s films theatrically in Australia/New Zealand

Miranda Tapsell in ‘Top End Wedding.’

In a further sign of consolidation in the independent film sector, Universal Pictures International will take over the theatrical marketing and distribution of Entertainment One (eOne) releases in Australia and New Zealand.

The new arrangement takes effect in April and will include Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding (which opens on May 2), Rachel Ward’s Palm Beach, Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth and the Roache-Turner brothers’ Nekrotronic.

There was no immediate indication of layoffs among the eOne team headed by MD Sandie Don. Formerly head of distribution, Don was elevated to MD in November 2017 after Troy Lum stepped up to become executive vice president of international productions.

Lum departed eOne in November to focus on Hopscotch Features, his joint venture with writer John Collee and producer Andrew Mason, and was not replaced.

“Sandie is discussing roles with the team as they prepare for a transition
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Disturbing Video of an Animatronic Baby Body with Jack Black's Adult Head

Eli Roth’s latest film The House with a Clock in Its Walls was actually a pretty fun movie. But, I have to say, the moment it lost me was when Jack Black’s character was transformed into a baby that had his adult head. I just didn’t like that!

I thought the whole thing was created using CG animation, but it wasn’t! They actually build a creepy-ass animatronic baby doll with the life-like animatronic head of Jack Black.

A behind-the-scenes video has been released showing off the animatronic doll, and it’s something you might see in a disturbing nightmare. The fact that this thing exists in real life is so weird! But at the same time, it’s impressive work and kinda cool.

It gives me a little more respect for the scene that I hated so much in the movie.
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Behind the Scenes Video of Animatronic Jack Black Baby from ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ is Here to Ruin Your Day

Behind the Scenes Video of Animatronic Jack Black Baby from ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ is Here to Ruin Your Day
Kids need nightmare fuel too. What happens when gore master Eli Roth directs a scary movie for kids? Well, you end up with last year’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls, which is home to what I recently dubbed Roth’s most unsettling movie moment to date. Long story short, Jack Black’s character gets turned into […]
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Votd: See a Haunting Animatronic Baby with Jack Black’s Adult Head from ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’

Votd: See a Haunting Animatronic Baby with Jack Black’s Adult Head from ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’
The House with a Clock in Its Walls came and went last year without a lot of pomp and circumstance. But we’re not sure how a movie directed by Eli Roth that features a horrifying animatronic baby with the bearded adult head of Jack Black didn’t spark a larger discussion about deepest, darkest nightmares come […]

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‘Roma,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Quiet Place’ Lead Adg Production Design Nominations

‘Roma,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Quiet Place’ Lead Adg Production Design Nominations
Roma,” “Black Panther,” “A Quiet Place,” and Golden Globe winner “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” lead the nominees for the 23rd Annual Adg production design awards in the categories of period, fantasy, contemporary, and animated films. The awards will be held February 2 at the InterContinental.

A Star Is Born” (Karen Murphy), “Crazy Rich Asians” (Nelson Coates), and “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” (Peter Wenham) made the cut for contemporary. Other period nominees included “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (Jess Gonchor), “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Aaron Haye), “First Man” (Nathan Crowley), and “The Favourite” (Fiona Crombie). “Green Book” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” were snubbed.

For fantasy, “Mary Poppins Returns” (John Myhre) joined “Ready Player One” (Adam Stockhausen), and Stockhausen was also a nominee for Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated “Isle of Dogs,” sharing with co-production designer Paul Harrod.

Nominees For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film:

1. Period Film

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
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2019 Art Directors Guild Awards nominations include Oscar frontrunners ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’

On Jan. 7, the Art Directors Guild announced the nominees for their 23rd annual awards, which will be handed out on Feb. 2. These kudos have a stellar record at previewing the Academy Awards. Over the first 22 years of these prizes, the eventual Oscar winner for Best Production Design has always numbered among the Adg nominees in the various categories. The Adg winners will be revealed on Feb. 2, 10 days before final voting for the Oscars begins.

Redict the Oscar nominees now; change them until January 22

Period Film

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Jess Gonchor

Bohemian Rhapsody,” Aaron Haye

The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie

First Man,” Nathan Crowley

“Roma,” Eugenio Caballero

Fantasy Film

Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” Stuart Craig

The House With a Clock in Its Walls,” Jon Hutman

“Mary Poppins Returns,” John Myhre

“Ready Player One,” Adam Stockhausen

Contemporary Film

“A Quiet Place,” Jeffrey Beecroft

“A Star Is Born,
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‘Buster Scruggs,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Haunting of Hill House’ Nominated for Art Directors Guild Awards

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The Art Directors Guild has announced nominees for excellence in production design in feature film and television for 2018.

Among the film nominees in three categories — period, fantasy, and contemporary — were the Coen brothers’ Western anthology “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” hit Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther,” and Tom Cruise spectacle “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.”

On the television side, nominees included Netflix’s latter-year smash “The Haunting of Hill House,” Hulu’s Stephen King-inspired “Castle Rock,” HBO’s “Sharp Objects” with Amy Adams, and FX’s acclaimed episode of “Atlanta,” “Teddy Perkins.”

Previously announced, “Mary Poppins Returns” director Rob Marshall will receive the Adg’s cinematic imagery award. Slated for Hall of Fame inductions are British production designer and set decorator Anthony Masters (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) and Benjamin Carre. Lifetime achievement awards will also be presented to production designer Jeannine Oppewall, senior illustrator and production designer Ed Verreaux,
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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Roma,’ ‘Black Panther’ Nab Art Directors Guild Nominations

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Roma,’ ‘Black Panther’ Nab Art Directors Guild Nominations
The Favourite,” “Roma,” “First Man,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” on Monday all nabbed nominations for the Art Directors Guild Awards’ period-film category, the Adg category that most closely corresponds to the Academy Award for Best Production Design.

In the Adg fantasy-film category, which typically supplies one or two Oscar nominees, the guild singled out “Black Panther,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “The House With a Clock in its Walls,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Ready Player One.”

Nominees in the contemporary-film category are “A Quiet Place,” “A Star Is Born,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and “Welcome to Marwen.”

Also Read: Producers Guild Awards Nominations Include 'Roma,' 'Black Panther,' 'A Star Is Born' - and Also 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Animated-film nominees are “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” “The Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
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‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ Review

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Stars: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, Lorenza Izzo, Braxton Bjerken, Vanessa Anne Williams | Written by Eric Kripke | Directed by Eli Roth

Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac Izard, an evil wizard who constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it finishes its countdown and ends the world.

The most exciting and endearing aspect of Eli Roth’s first foray
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