Month: December 2017

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures Underachiever The Barden Bellas appear to be singing out of tune in their latest big-screen outing. Universal’s Pitch Perfect 3 is pacing nearly 45 percent behind Pitch Perfect 2 so far, despite the benefit of debuting over the lucrative year-end holiday corridor. Opening on Dec. 22, the threequel
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Among other specialty offerings making an aggressive play over the holidays, ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Phantom Thread’ also impress, while ‘I, Tonya’ hopes to skate to glory. Filmmaker Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour — starring Gary Oldham as the iconic Winston Churchill — is showing notable strength at the U.S. box office, beating out several
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Sony’s ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is the other big holiday winner heading into New Year’s weekend. Disney and Lucasfilm’s The Last Jedi is crossing the $1 billion mark at the global box office as Hollywood bids adieu to 2017. Overall, it’s looking like a strong New Year’s weekend in terms of moviegoing. That’s good
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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the Black Mirror season four episode, “ArkAngel.”] Though Black Mirror is an anthology comprised of stand-alone stories, one of the new season four episodes sticks out from the rest in an unassuming way. “ArkAngel,” directed by Jodie Foster and starring Rosemarie DeWitt, doesn’t bring with it the typical futuristic,
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Gregory Plotkin, Tatiana S. Riegel and Joe Walker share their approaches. [Warning: The following story contains mild spoilers about I, Tonya, Get Out and Blade Runner 2049.] Each film in this year’s awards discussion had its own unique editorial approach, whether that be Craig Gillespie-directed I, Tonya, the story of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding
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This week’s ‘Winter Was Here’ podcast focuses on season two, episode five, ‘The Ghost of Harrenhal.’ [Warning: Full spoilers through seven seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones are ahead.] “In the light of the Seven, by all that is holy and light…” These aren’t quite famous last words for Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon), the young
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“The shots had to work for the edit as much as the edit had to work for the shots,” says editor Paul Machliss. When editor Paul Machliss was on location cutting Edgar Wright’s high-octane Baby Driver, it was probably “the only time you had to wear a safety jacket while editing,” he says, joking, “though
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Yes, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt would be attached. Almost two decades after its seven-season run wrapped, producers Sony Pictures Television Studios are eyeing a potential revival for NBC’s beloved Mad About You. Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the independent studio has had informal talks for a potential eighth season of the Emmy-nominated
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After more than 20 years in the business, Retta is having a moment. If the mononymic actress isn’t quite a household name yet, she’s well on her way to becoming one. For seven seasons, the stand-up comic-turned-TV-actor delighted viewers as Donna Meagle, the no-nonsense, catchphrase-spouting office manager on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which made up
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Ridley Scott raced to finish ‘All the Money in the World’ after replacing disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer; Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ likewise launches on Christmas Day. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued to dominate the box office on Christmas Day, while a newcomer to the crowded
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