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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Aladdin’ Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations

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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Aladdin’ Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations
The nominations for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards have been revealed, and voting has opened for the top movies, TV shows and music that has dominated the last year.

Avengers: Endgame” and “Aladdin” are the top contenders in the movie category with nine and five nods, respectively. In TV, “Riverdale,” “The Flash” and “Shadowhunters” each received four nominations. Still hot off the release of “Old Town Road,” up-and-coming rapper Lil Nax X made a splash with five nods, followed by Post Malone with four.

Voting is open now through June 25, and the show airs live on Sunday, Aug. 11, on Fox at 8 p.m. Et.


Choice Action Movie

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Avengers: Endgame


Captain Marvel

“Men in Black: International”

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Choice Action Movie Actor

Chris Evans – “Avengers: Endgame

Chris Hemsworth – “Avengers: Endgame,” “Men in Black: International

John Cena – “Bumblebee

Paul Rudd – “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Avengers: Endgame
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Kevin Hart Sued by Woman for Assault and Battery After His Security Guard Allegedly Injured Her

Kevin Hart Sued by Woman for Assault and Battery After His Security Guard Allegedly Injured Her
Kevin Hart is facing a lawsuit after a woman claimed she was injured by a member of his security team.

Carmen Marrero is suing the actor, 39, alleging one of his security guards, referred to as John Doe, caused her “to fall and sustain serious personal injuries” while Hart was being escorted out of a building in New York City in January, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

Marrero claims the security guard “violently contacted” her and is accusing him of assault and battery.

She also alleges she “was seriously and permanently injured” from the incident.

A rep for
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Kevin Hart Developing ‘Scrooged’ Remake With Paramount

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Kevin Hart Developing ‘Scrooged’ Remake With Paramount
Kevin Hart and Paramount Pictures are partnering on a remake of the Bill Murray Christmas comedy “Scrooged.”

Sources confirmed to Variety that Hart will produce the project through his HartBeat Productions and will likely take on a starring role.

Insiders say that the project is still in its early days without a writer or a script.

The original 1988 dark comedy starred Bill Murray and was directed by Richard Donner as a modern-day retelling of the Charles Dickens novel. In the film, Murray played a greedy TV executive who meets with three ghosts in an effort to regain his Christmas spirit. Compared to previous retellings, Donner’s film featured a darker look while capitalizing on Murray’s comedic timing to deliver laughs. The film has since become a cult hit over the years and is popular among viewers when it airs during the holidays.

Hart is currently gearing up to shoot “Fatherhood,
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The Secret Life Of Pets 2 – Review

As most of the schools finally free the tots and teens for Summer break, it’s time to hop aboard the rickety rollercoaster that is the 2019 slate of animated feature films. To paraphrase All About Eve’s Margo Lane, “It’s a bumpy ride”. We started with the “better than expected’ modest thrills of the last of the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy. But sequels were not a sure bet as the Lego follow-up took a dive, quickly joined by the forgettable Wonder Park and Ugly Dolls. Laika’s Missing Link was an inventive ray of sunshine, but like most of their releases tepid box office kept the critical darling from soaring. Now comes another sequel as the folks at Universal’s animation off-shoot Illumination hope to have another franchise aside from Gru and the Minions (and the Seuss flicks like The Lorax and last year’s Grinch). They
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American Black Film Festival To Feature ‘The Black Godfather’, Spike Lee, HBO Short Film Finalists And More

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American Black Film Festival To Feature ‘The Black Godfather’, Spike Lee, HBO Short Film Finalists And More
This year’s American Black Film Festival lineup is stacked with some of the top names in Hollywood as well as emerging voices including a screening of Reginald Hudlin’s The Black Godfather, a conversation with Spike Lee and his protege Stefon Bristol as well as the five finalists for HBO Short Film Competition, which is now in its 22nd year. The fest takes place June 12-16 in Miami.

The program will also include the previously announced opening night film Shaft. New Line Cinema’s reboot of the iconic character will screen at the fest ahead of its June 14 release. In addition, Netflix will screen the Chris Robinson-directed Beats, a coming-of-age drama set in Chicago’s South Side hip-hop scene starring Anthony Anderson.

“Beyond the Spider-Verse: What’s Next for Sony Pictures Animation” will be a conversation between Academy Award-winner Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Matthew A. Cherry
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Little Starring Marsai Martin, Regina Hall & Issa Rae – On Digital June 25th and Blu-ray July 9th

The big boss gets a small dose of karma when Little, an inventive new twist on the “body swap” comedy, arrives on Digital June 25 and Blu-ray July 9. The irreverent comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up – and glow up – right stars Regina Hall (Girls Trip),Marsai Martin (“Black-ish”) and Issa Rae (“Insecure”).

The big boss gets a small dose of karma in Little, an inventive new twist on the “body swap” comedy. The film arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app Movies Anywhere on June 25, 2019 and on Blu-Ray, DVD, and On Demand July 9, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “big fun”, Little shines a bright light on the incredible talent of the three female leads and shows the true meaning of Black Girl Magic. This light-hearted, comedic and heartwarming film on Blu-rayTM, DVD and
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Paramount pounces on hot Cannes market title 'Down Under Cover' with Chris Hemsworth, Tiffany Haddish

Acquisition continues impressive week on Croisette for studio.

In the first giant on-site studio acquisition, Paramount Pictures is understood to be closing a deal in the $40m-$50m region for worldwide rights to the Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish action comedy Down Under Cover.

Peter Hoare’s screenplay pitches the Marvel Cinematic Universe star as an undercover cop who teams up with Haddish’s lone wolf to crack a string of casino heists in which the prime suspects are a troupe of Australian male erotic dancers.

According to reports, the studio is lining up a first quarter 2020 production start. FilmNation
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Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish to team up for buddy cop comedy ‘Down Under Cover’

Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish are to team up for a brand new buddy cop comedy going by the name of ‘Down Under Cover’ and has a theme that involves stripping.

Hemsworth will play a detective who goes undercover to crack a series of baffling casino heists in which the prime suspects are a troupe of Australian male erotic dancers.

He’s forced to take the partner no one else will, a lone wolf played by Haddish who does things only one way: hers. Together they have to work as an unlikely duo to solve the crime of their careers.

The film is said to be in the same vein as ’48 Hours’ and Rush Hour. Peter Hoare will pen the script.

Haddish will also produce the film alongside Hemsworth’s Thematic Entertainment.

Also in news – Benedict Cumberbatch & Elizabeth Moss join Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog

Over the past couple of years,
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UTA Signs Comedian And Actor Rob Riggle

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Exclusive: UTA announced today that they have signed comedian, actor, writer and podcaster Rob Riggle in all areas. Riggle is known for a slew of roles in numerous comedic TV series and films such as Night School, The Hangover, 21 Jump Street, The Other Guys and Step Brothers. Once a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Riggle also had stints on Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he served as a correspondent.

Next up for Riggle is the series Rob Riggle: Global Investigator on Discovery Channel, where he will travel the globe to solve some of world’s biggest mysteries. He will also hit the green as a co-commentator in Steph Curry’s upcoming extreme mini-golf series Holey Moley on ABC. He recently snagged an Emmy nod for his voice-over role in Disney’s Prep Landing: Naughty vs. Nice. He also created and stars in
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'Game of Thrones' Finale to 'Deadwood' Movie: What's Coming to HBO in May

Throughout May, some of HBO's hit shows are going to roll their final credits for the season (Barry) and the series (Game of Thrones, Veep), but the network's making up for the losses with a slew of movies and shows. 

2018 thrillers like Halloween and The Predator and comedies like Game Night and Night School are just a few of the titles coming to HBO this month.

But the selection of new films extends beyond the past year's titles. 1982's Conan the Barbarian and 2004's The Stepford Wives will join the diverse collection of titles on HBO's streaming ...
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Frank Grillo, Taryn Manning Among Those Joining Olivia Munn in ‘The Gateway’ (Exclusive)

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Frank Grillo, Taryn Manning Among Those Joining Olivia Munn in ‘The Gateway’ (Exclusive)
Frank Grillo, Keith David, Taryn Manning and Mark Boone Junior have joined the ensemble cast of “The Gateway.”

They join Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Bruce Dern and Zach Avery with Michele Civetta directing. Andrew Levitas is producing under his Metalwork Pictures banner alongside Stephen Israel.

The pic follows Parker, a downtrodden social worker in the grips of alcoholism, assigned to oversee care of the daughter of single mother, Dahlia, in this neo-noir thriller.

Grillo is fresh off the success of the acclaimed Netflix documentary series “Fight World,” an inside look at fight culture all over the globe that he produced and starred in as well as the brawl-thriller “Donnybrook” with Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley that opened the Toronto Film Festival. He has a slew of projects set to bow in 2019, starting with the Netflix project “Point Blank” followed by the thriller “Boss Level” opposite Mel Gibson and Naomi Watts,
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Trailer for Weird and Wacky Netflix Series Tuca & Bertie

Here’s a super weird trailer for you to watch for the upcoming Netflix series Tuca & Bertie. The series stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as two 30-year old bird women who live in the same apartment building. Yep, you read that right. Bird women. It looks super weird and super hilarious. It has an awesome supporting cast that includes Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Nicole Byer (*Loosely Exactly Nicole), John Early (Search Party), Jermaine Fowler (Crashing), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Tig Notaro (Star Trek: Discovery), Amber Ruffin (Late Night With Seth Meyers), Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), and Reggie Watts (The Electric Company).

Watch the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be watching Tuca and Bertie when it comes to Netflix on May 3!
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Box Office: ‘Shazam!’ Remains Victorious as ‘Little’ Beats ‘Hellboy’

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Box Office: ‘Shazam!’ Remains Victorious as ‘Little’ Beats ‘Hellboy’
Warner Bros.’ superhero adventure “Shazam!” took a victory lap at the domestic box office, retaining the No. 1 spot for the second weekend in a row.

“Shazam!” added another $25 million in its sophomore outing, bringing its North American haul to $94 million. That sum was easily enough to top a crop of newcomers including Universal’s comedy “Little,” Lionsgate’s remake of “Hellboy,” and Lakai’s stop-motion animation “Missing Link.”

While “Shazam!” continued to entice comic-book fans, “Hellboy” wasn’t as fortunate. The R-rated fantasy film, based on Mike Mignola’s graphic novel, debuted below expectations with $12 million from 3,303 locations. Neil Marshall directed the reboot of “Hellboy,” which sees “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour assume the role of the red-skinned superhero. The movie was skewered by critics and audiences alike. It holds an abysmal 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, along with a disappointing C CinemaScore.

Males accounted for 56% of opening weekend crowds for “Hellboy,
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‘Shazam!’ Heads for Another Box Office Victory as ‘Little’ Looks Bigger Than ‘Hellboy’

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‘Shazam!’ Heads for Another Box Office Victory as ‘Little’ Looks Bigger Than ‘Hellboy’
“Shazam!” is still showing box office power as it heads for a repeat victory in North American, with about $21 million, early estimates showed on Friday.

Universal’s body-swap comedy “Little” is eyeing second place with about $14 million, narrowly topping another newcomer, Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” remake, at around $12 million. The second weekend of “Pet Sematary” and the third frame of “Dumbo” will battle for fourth at about $8 million each. Laika’s animated “Missing Link” and Avrion’s romantic drama “After” are both debuting quietly in the $6 million range.

“Shazam!” will likely have the year’s lowest gross for a domestic box office winner since the third weekend of “Glass” topped the chart during Super Bowl weekend with $9.5 million.

“Shazam!,” starring Zachary Levi as the boyish superhero, is declining about 61% from its opening. The DC Comics tentpole, which carries an $80 million budget, should wind up the frame with more than $90 million domestically in its first 10 days.
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Box Office: ‘Hellboy’ Powers to $1.4 Million on Thursday Night

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Box Office: ‘Hellboy’ Powers to $1.4 Million on Thursday Night
Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” remake launched to $1.4 million at 2,700 North American locations on Thursday night.

The number compares favorably with 2017’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” which scored $1 million in previews and opened with $13.6 million.

Universal’s body-swap comedy “Little” opened with $735,000 at 2,200 sites during Thursday previews.

“Shazam!” will probably repeat as the box office champ in North America after the DC Comics superhero tentpole debuted with $53 million. As of Wednesday, it had earned $67 million at the domestic box office. “Shazam!” launched at the top end of forecasts with an “A” Cinemascore from audiences. It could add another $24 to $28 million in its sophomore frame at 4,306 sites.

Hellboy,” starring “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour, is expected to take in between $16 million to $20 million when it hits 3,303 screens. Directer by Neil Marshall, “Hellboy” is the third movie based on the Dark Horse comic about the half-demon superhero. The cast includes Ian McShane, Sasha Lane and Daniel Dae Kim.
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How Billion-Dollar Producer Will Packer Gives Audiences What They Want

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How Billion-Dollar Producer Will Packer Gives Audiences What They Want
In the upcoming comedy “Little,” Regina Hall stars as the alpha adult version of the character and Marsai Martin (“Black-ish”) is her 13-year-old bespectacled inner nerd. The movie is already garnering attention because it turned Martin into Hollywood’s youngest executive producer. Will Packer, another exec producer on the film, helped Martin make history and is no stranger to success. His Will Packer Prods. has a cluster of blockbusters — including 10 that premiered at No. 1 — with a combined gross of more than $1 billion worldwide.

“I spend a lot of time thinking about audiences and holes in the marketplace for those who aren’t being served,” says Packer, a jaunty old soul whose wise smile and natty collection of hats and pocket squares belie his age. He turns 45 this month. “That’s the manifestation of me spending a lot of time instinctually being involved with creating stuff that’s going to speak
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‘Hellboy’ Battles ‘Shazam!’ at Weekend Box Office

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It’s about to get crowded at multiplexes.

That’s because four movies — Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” remake, Universal’s comedy “Little,” Laika’s stop-motion animation “Missing Link” and Aviron’s romantic drama “After” — are all opening nationwide. The quartet of films joins an already packed box office marquee that includes last week’s champ “Shazam!” and Paramount’s horror pic “Pet Sematary.”

Unless one of this weekend’s newcomers becomes a surprise hit, it’s likely that “Shazam!” will repeat No. 1 in North America. The comic-book tentpole debuted with $53 million, along with $102 million overseas. As of Wednesday, it has earned $162 million worldwide, including $59 million at the domestic box office. If “Shazam!” sees holdover similar to other recent superhero origin stories like “Ant-Man,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Captain Marvel,” it could add another $24 to $28 million in its second weekend of release.

Hellboy,” the reboot that sees “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour take
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Movie Review – Little (2019)

Little, 2019

Directed by Tina Gordon.

Starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and Marsai Martin.


A ruthless tech mogul (Regina Hall) transforms into a child version of herself (Marsai Martin) overnight, and it’s up to her assistant April (Issa Rae) to help her switch back.

No matter your feelings on the film Little, the success story of 14-year-old executive producer and star Marsai Martin is impressive on its own. At the age of ten, Martin pitched her modern spin on Big to Universal Pictures in hopes to create work for young women like herself. While Marsai Martin found success on the hit television show Black-ish, there are not too many other roles for young black women in Hollywood, so she set out to change that.

Here we are four years after that pitch, and Little is hitting cinemas with Martin leading the charge. From her own company Genius Productions and
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Win Free Passes To The St. Louis Advance Screening Of Little

Girls Trip’s Regina Hall and Black-ish’s Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation.

Insecure’s Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line. Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right.

Will Packer, blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, brings an all-new perspective to the body-swap comedy.
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The Value Of Streaming Challenges Moviegoing: Tickets Too Expensive, But Monthly Sub Fees Just Right, Nrg/Deadline Study Finds – CinemaCon

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Exclusive: Heading to the movies or staying home and streaming one — is it a Sophie’s Choice on the weekend? A recent Nrg-Deadline study about moviegoers’ habits has revealed that 66% of those polled frequently watch movies at home on the weekend via streaming, versus 33% who frequently attend the theater. In addition, 60% said they’ve been streaming more over the past year, versus 34% who said they were going to the cinema more.

However, when given a choice, 61% would rather see a movie they’re interested in on the big screen than via a streaming service.

While the price of a movie ticket has always been heralded as the most economical form of entertainment next to sporting and concert events, 58% of those polled believe movie ticket prices are too expensive, whereas the monthly price of streaming
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