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Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet to star in ‘Black Beauty’ reboot

Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet have signed up to star in Ashley Avis’s reboot of the classic story of ‘Black Beauty’.

Foy will take the leading role as a 17-year-old girl whose bond with Black Beauty helps her overcome the death of her parents.

Winslet will have an easier job of it as she will provide the voice of the horse, Black Beauty.

Based on the best-selling children’s classic by Anna Sewell, Avis will direct the film from a script she has adapted herself. The film will be a fictional autobiography of the titular wild horse. In a significant change from Sewell’s book, in which Black Beauty is a carriage horse, in the new adaptation, she is a wild mustang captured on the Wyoming Plains.

Also in news – Man of Steel’s David Goyer to tackle ‘Hellraiser’ reboot

Black Beauty has been adapted for the big and
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Mackenzie Foy, Kate Winslet to Star in ‘Black Beauty’

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Mackenzie Foy, Kate Winslet to Star in ‘Black Beauty’
Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet have come aboard Constantin Film’s contemporary take on “Black Beauty.”

Ashley Avis is directing from her own script.

Black Beauty” is based on Anna Sewell’s best-selling novel about the deep and enduring bond between a 17-year-old girl and the wild horse who helps her overcome the trauma of her loss following her parents’ death. Foy, whose credits include “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” “Interstellar” and the last two “Twilight” movies, will play Jo while Winslet will voice Beauty.

Black Beauty” is being produced by Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer, who teamed on the “Resident Evil” franchise. Martin Moszkowicz is executive producing.

Constantin Film also announced on Tuesday that it is launching a re-imagined version of the horror film “Wrong Turn.” Mister Smith Entertainment will commence sales on both projects, currently in pre-production, to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next week.

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Helen Mirren at 2019 CinemaCon: ‘I Love Netflix… but F— Netflix’

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Helen Mirren at 2019 CinemaCon: ‘I Love Netflix… but F— Netflix’
Helen Mirren laid down her thoughts on streaming platform Netflix during Warner Bros.’ presentation at 2019 CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

“I love Netflix… but f— Netflix,” Mirren said to promote her upcoming film “The Good Liar.” “There is nothing like sitting in the cinema, the lights go down, the incredible moment of excitement…”

Mirren continued to explain that watching a film in a communal environment like a theater is incomparable.

Also Read: Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren Drama 'The Good Liar' Dated for November 2019

Nato chief John Fithian assured movie theater execs in Las Vegas that streaming services like Netflix don’t have to be seen as a threat to their bottom line and that they can coexist.

While Fithian did not mention Netflix by name, he cited a 2017 Ernst & Young report that showed that moviegoers who frequently went to cinemas also spent more time on streaming services at home.
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Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Begins Shooting, Ryan Reynolds Shares First Bloody Photo

Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Begins Shooting, Ryan Reynolds Shares First Bloody Photo
Earlier today, Samuel L. Jackson teased the return of his Darius Kincaid character in the upcoming sequel The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. Now we have word that shooting is underway, as Ryan Reynolds shares his own look behind-the-scenes, tagged with this special message.

"Two Guys, A Girl and-oh My God What The Fuck? Here we go again...

That's in refrenced to his old sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. Ryan Reynolds is covered in blood, though his two friends are not. The image reunites Reynolds as hitman Michael Bryce, alongside Selma Hayek as the hitman's wife Sonia, and Samuel L. Jackson as the hitman himself Darius Kincaid. Why is Bryce doused in thick red syrup while his friends aren't? Perhaps he jumped in front of a bullet to save them. That is his job, after all.

It was revealed last week that Frank Grillo had signed on for a good guy role,
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Morgan Freeman joins Ryan Reynolds on cast of ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ sequel

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Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of the Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson sequel vehicle, ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ the follow-up to 2017’s ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

Reynolds returns as Michael Bryce, Jackson reprises his role of Darius while Selma Hayek returns as Darius’s wife, Sonia. Patrick Hughes also returns to take the helm on a script from Tom O’Connor.

As you would expect, the plot for the sequel is a bit on the thin side for details, The new instalment sees plans by bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) to swear off violence derailed when hitman Kincaid (Jackson) and his wife Sonia (Hayek) entangle him in their mission to wreak havoc along the Amalfi Coast in an attempt to save Europe. As for who Freeman will be playing is unclear at this stage.

Also in the news – Nicole Kidman enters the running for role in ‘Cruella
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The Aftermath Review

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Keira Knightley is on a bit of hot streak as an actress, even if some of the projects she has been attached to haven’t quite made their mark. Earlier this year, she shone in Wash Westmoreland’s brilliant Colette, making big splash a few years before in more ‘modern’ fare as Say When and Begin Again, and more recently was the best thing in The Nutcracker And The Four Realms and the painfully awful Collateral Beauty. Whether in period or not, Knightley deserves her dues and while her latest film, romantic drama The Aftermath, fits somewhere in between those mentioned, she once again proves her worth.

Knightley stars as Rachael Morgan, wife to Lewis (Jason Clarke), who travels across Europe to Hamburg post World War II to be reunited with him at a palatial home which he is helping to rebuild. The city is a shell of what it once was,
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2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards: Oscar frontrunners ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ win

2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards: Oscar frontrunners ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ win
The Oscar frontrunner for Best Costume Design, “The Favourite,” won a top honor at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday. It picked up the period prize over two of its Oscar rivals — “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots” — as well as “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Another Oscar contender in that category, “Black Panther,” won the fantasy film race over “Aquaman,” “The Avengers: Infinity War,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

And the contemporary costumes of “Crazy Rich Asians” prevailed over “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Ocean’s 8,” “A Star Is Born” and “Widows.”

The fifth Oscar nominee, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” was snubbed by the guild which has a stellar track record at honoring the eventual Oscar winner. The winner of the period film Cdg prize tends to repeat at the Oscars. However, that has not been the case for the last two years running.
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No ‘Star Wars,’ No Problem: Disney Quarterly Earnings Beat Estimates

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Walt Disney Studios had a much more magical earnings report than analysts had expected. The entertainment powerhouse behind Pixar, Marvel, and the world’s most trafficked theme parks logged earnings per share of $1.84, a 3% drop from $1.89 in the prior-year quarter. Disney also reported revenue of $15.3 billion, essentially flat with the year-ago period.

Those results beat estimates. Wall Street was looking for earnings per share of $1.55 on revenue of $15.18 billion. The better-than-anticipated financial picture is attributable to higher broadcast revenues and the increased popularity of its parks, bright spots that off-set declines in Disney’s film division. The company faced difficult comparisons because it did not field any “Star Wars” sequel or spinoff during the holidays for the first time in four years. The lack of a “Star Wars” film also took a bite out of licensing profits.

The earnings were announced as Disney is preparing to absorb much of 21st Century Fox
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Disney Manages to Surpass Wall Street Q1 Expectations Despite Decline in Studio Revenue

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Walt Disney Co. reported earnings and revenue for the 2019 first-quarter on Tuesday that were above Wall Street’s expectations, even as the studio’s revenue dropped 27 percent in the quarter.

The media and entertainment giant reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.84 for the quarter, ending in December, which was down slightly compared with the company’s earnings of $1.89 per share during the same quarter a year ago. Disney’s first-quarter earnings, however, were above analysts’ expectations via Yahoo Finance of $1.55 per share.

Revenue for the quarter hit $15.30 billion, which was a decrease compared with the $15.34 billion in revenue the company reported a year ago during the same period. Analysts tracked by Yahoo Finance expected, on average, revenue of $15.18 billion for the quarter.

Also Read: FX Boss Is Super Happy to Be Tethered to Disney During the Streaming Wars

Disney shares were up 2 percent in after-hours trade on Tuesday.

“After a solid first quarter,
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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Review

Stars: Mackenzie Foy, Kiera Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Misty Copeland, Tom Sweet, Meera Syal, Ellie Bamber, Matthew Macfadyen, Nick Mohammed, Charles Streeter, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Helen Mirren, Omid Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Eugenio Derbez, Richard E. Grant | Written by Ashleigh Powell | Directed by Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston

Disney’s latest hollow attempt at once again crafting another franchise in the same vein as the early Pirates of the Caribbean, and Alice in Wonderland, A Wrinkle in Time pictures etc comes in the guise of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Directed by both Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston (don’t worry we’ll get onto that a little later) their dual attempt to craft something worthy of entertainment almost, not quite, but almost verges on a criminal offence to the eyes and ears of any audience subjected to it.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms takes all the worse attributes from Alice in Wonderland,
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2019 Annie Awards winners: Full list led by ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Bojack Horseman’

Winners of the 46th annual Annie Awards were revealed on Feb. 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” won all seven of its races including Best Studio Animated Feature. Its main Oscar rival for that award, ‘Incredibles 2,” took just 2 of its leading 11 bids. The Annies, which hand out awards in 32 categories, are presented by the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Assn. Scroll down for the full list of winners (and complete roster of nominees).

In addition to the competitive awards, honorary Windsor McKay awards were presented honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation by director, animator and art director Ralph Eggleston, voice director and voice actress Andrea Romano and, posthumously, to Frank Braxton, the first African-American animator, animation director and guild president. The Ub Iwerks Award was presented to Ton Roosendaal for developing Blender Open Source Animation Software while the
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Nutcracker And The Four Realms on Blu-ray

Disney’s dazzling adventure The Nutcracker And The Four Realms —inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker”—carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy)to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice… and no shortage of surprises.Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages,the film arrived home instantly with never-before-seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere,and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayand DVD this week.

Now you can win the The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 2 copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie with Morgan Freeman in it? (mine is Unforgiven!). It’s so easy!

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s
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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Giveaway on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital (5 Winners)

On January 29th, Disney's live-action The Nutcracker and the Four Realms starring Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren will make its Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD debut on home video.

We have teamed up with Disney to offer five lucky readers each a copy of the new The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack in this giveaway.

For a chance to win one simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

In The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind
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Misty Copeland Brings Things Full Circle With The Nutcracker Role

Misty Copeland Brings Things Full Circle With The Nutcracker Role
Misty Copeland was dancing on air while making The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. In this exclusive sneak peek at one of the bonus features included in the film's Blu-ray and digital release, Copeland—who had a featured role as the Ballerina Princess—speaks candidly and joyously about what it meant to her. "I never imagined I would be a part of a film of this magnitude, so when Disney wanted to have me be a part of it, it was just like a no-brainer. The Nutcracker was the very first ballet that I ever performed in, and I performed the role of Clara," Copeland said. "It makes sense, I think, to have ballet—to have dance—be a part of this film." The holiday movie, directed...
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2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star is Born’ …

2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star is Born’ …
Four of our five predicted nominees for Best Costume Design at the Oscars — “Black Panther,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots” — reaped bids for the Costume Designers Guild kudos. While our fifth contender – “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — was snubbed, fans of that film should take heart from the fact that these awards often overlook one of the Academy Awards nominees. However, the Cdg has a stellar track record at honoring the eventual Oscar winner.

Our Oscar frontrunner “The Favourite” as well as third and fourth-ranked “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots” contend for best period costumes as do “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Besides the second-ranked Oscar contender “Black Panther,” the fantasy film nominees are “Aquaman,” “The Avengers: Infinity War,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

And the contemporary costume nominees are “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,
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‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Among Costume Designers Guild Nominees

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‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Among Costume Designers Guild Nominees
The Costume Designers Guild has announced its nominees in film and television categories for 2018.

In the contemporary film races, “Crazy Rich Asians” was nominated alongside “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Ocean’s 8,” “A Star Is Born” (extending its streak of nominations from every single industry group so far) and “Widows.”

For period film, nominees were “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

Nominated for sci-fi/fantasy were “Aquaman,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

In the television categories, nominees included “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” “This Is Us,” “Glow,” “Outlander,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”

Previously announced, the guild’s Career Achievement and Distinguished Collaborator honors will go to Ruth E. Carter and Ryan Murphy, respectively.

Full list of nominees below.
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2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘Mamma Mia!’ Lands a Nom, Plus ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Black Panther’

2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘Mamma Mia!’ Lands a Nom, Plus ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Black Panther’
At long last “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” has entered awards season thanks to the 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards. The Cga has announced its 2019 nominees in three film categories, seven television categories, and one short form design category, and the group brings expected Oscar contenders up against some fun, lighter fare like “Mamma Mia!” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

A majority of IndieWire awards editor Anne Thompson’s current predictions to land Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design are represented by the Cdga. Erin Benach (“A Star Is Born”) and Ruth Carter (“Black Panther”) are competing in the Excellence in Contemporary Film and Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film categories, respectively, while Julian Day (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Sandy Powell (“The Favourite”) are nominated in the Excellence in Period Film. Powell is a double nominee, with her work on “Mary Poppins Returns” also nominated for Excellence in Period Film.

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Costume Designers Guild Awards Put ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘The Favourite’ on the Best-Dressed List

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Costume Designers Guild Awards Put ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘The Favourite’ on the Best-Dressed List
The Costume Designers Guild has nominated 15 different movies for the 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards, singling out two films about the Stuart line of English monarchs, two based in the rock and funk of the 1970s, three about superheroes and others about Abba-singing lovers, female thieves and crazy rich Asians.

In the CDGA’s Excellence in Period Film category, the nominees are “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

In Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film, the guild nominated “Aquaman,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

And in Excellence in Contemporary Film, the nominees are “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Ocean’s 8,” “A Star Is Born” and “Widows.”

Sandy Powell received two nominations,
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Cdga Nominations: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Black Panther’ Among Pics Fitted For Costume Designers’ List

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Cdga Nominations: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Black Panther’ Among Pics Fitted For Costume Designers’ List
The final alterations and trims have been made, so now we have the list of nominations for the Costume Designers Guild’s 21st annual Cdga. The awards will be handed out February 19 during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Read the list below.

The top film and TV noms each are split into three categories — contemporary, period and sci-fi/fantasy. A number of awards-season regulars made the cut on the film side, with noms going to the costumers behind A Star Is Born, Crazy Rich Asains, BlackKklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite and 2018’s top-grossing domestic release, Black Panther. The No. 1 film of last year worldwide, Avengers, Infinity War, also scooped a nomination.

“I would like to congratulate all of the nominees of the 2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards,” said Salvador Perez, President of Cdg Local 892. “This year, we are especially thrilled to include the nominees for our brand-new Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television category.
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Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Home Release Details Revealed

Disney has unveiled home release details for their film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which is set to arrive later this year.

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The film is inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet The Nutcracker — and sends audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice … and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before-seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital-Download on Feb 25th and on Blu-ray and DVD March. 11, 2019.

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with The Nutcracker ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance. Extras take viewers on the set of
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