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Margot Robbie for ‘I, Tonya’ and Gary Oldman for ‘Darkest Hour’ take the top acting awards. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took three prizes, including best film, at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ 7th ACTA International Awards, which were held tonight at the Avalon Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The revenge drama also
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Elsewhere, Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ expands nationwide. Insidious: The Last Key scared up $1.98 million in preview screenings on Thursday night for a projected domestic debut in the $21 million-$22 million range as 2018 gets underway at the box office. The Universal horror pic is the fourth outing in the Blumhouse franchise — as well
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The Hollywood blockbusters that went bust, the low-budget underdogs that triumphed and Germany’s inexplicable affection for David Hasselhoff. Even in this world of global homogenization, local tastes matter. The studios, with their worldwide marketing campaigns and day-and-date releases, dominate the international box office, and last year was no exception. But a hit in Hollywood can
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‘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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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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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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The satricial comedy is also the latest miss for actor Matt Damon following director George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon.’ Acclaimed filmmaker Alexander Payne and Paramount may have bet big on Downsizing, but the movie is doing miniature-like business at the year-end holiday box office. If the R-rated satirical comedy doesn’t make a miraculous recovery, it will mark
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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ and ‘The Post’ also prosper. The verdict is out on ‘The Greatest Showman,’ while R-rated comedy ‘Father Figures’ finds coal in its stocking. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are the biggest winners of the holiday box-office feast, while at the other end of the Christmas table,
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