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Gabe Polsky follows his acclaimed feature documentary directorial debut ‘Red Army’ with a dynamic exploration of what separates our greatest athletes from all the rest. We’ve barely made it through the first quarter of 2018, but an early contender for the best documentary feature Oscar has emerged: Gabe Polsky‘s In Search of Greatness, a dynamic
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The director’s return to sci-fi popcorn fare has been boosted by effusive word of mouth in the world’s second-biggest film market. Steven Spielberg, progenitor of the modern blockbuster, finally has a big box-office win in China, the world’s soon-to-be-largest movie market. Ready Player One, his self-proclaimed return to popcorn fare, rocketed to a strong $61.7
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Disney is planning a major “Avengers Tour” at the Shanghai Disney Resort on April 19 to promote the release. Disney Marvel’s upcoming mega-tentpole Avengers: Infinity War has secured its release date in China, the territory all but certain to be the film’s second-biggest market. The film, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and featuring most
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Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ and faith-based pic ‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness’ also open nationwide over Easter weekend. The stakes are high for Steven Spielberg’s big-budget Ready Player One, which unfurls in theaters everywhere Thursday in hopes of commanding a North American start of $45 million-$50 million by the time Easter Sunday wraps. Spielberg’s
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“We are excited to offer MoviePass customers access to our Landmark Theatres,” says Cuban. Ticket subscription service MoviePass has added Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theatres to the list of cinemas its customers can utilize. Landmark’s parent company is Wagner/Cuban Companies, a cluster of media properties co-owned by Cuban and Todd Wagner. MoviePass customers going to Landmark
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The veteran Chinese actor-director, best known to Hollywood as Baze Malbus in ‘Rogue One,’ will preside over the jury that hands out the event’s prestigious Golden Goblet Award. Chinese actor-director Jiang Wen will preside over the main competition jury at the upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival. The festival unveiled Jiang’s appointment Monday, saying that additional
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The Steven S. DeKnight-directed sequel opened well ahead of Guillermo del Toro’s first film and scored Hollywood’s second-best debut in the Middle Kingdom so far this year. Legendary and Universal’s Pacific Rim Uprising romped its way to a strong $65 million start in China over the weekend. The Steven S. DeKnight-directed sequel opened 44 percent
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Conversely, Steven Soderbergh’s new indie film, ‘Unsane,’ marks the lowest opening of the director’s career. The combination of filmmaker Wes Anderson and dogs proved irresistible at the specialty box office over the weekend. Anderson’s stop-motion animated feature Isle of Dogs debuted to an estimated $1.57 million from 27 theaters in six North American cities, the
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The Disney and Marvel tentpole wrests the crown from ‘The Avengers.’ Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has become the top-grossing superhero film of all time in North America, not accounting for inflation. The Disney and Marvel release achieved the milestone on Saturday after passing up fellow Marvel title The Avengers, which grossed $623.4 million in 2012.
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That’s behind the preview gross for the first ‘Pacific Rim.’ The bots are back. Legendary and Universal’s big-budget release Pacific Rim: Uprising began stomping into North American theaters Thursday night, grossing $2.4 million from 2,850 theaters. That compares to $3.6 million in previews for the first Pacific Rim, which debuted to $37 million domestically Pacific
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Featuring a moving performance by Vero Tshanda Beya, the French director’s Africa-set festival darling was shortlisted for a best foreign-language film Oscar this year. Born in Paris to a Gallic mother and Senegalese father, writer-director Alain Gomis has always had one foot in France and one in Africa. His debut film, L’afrance (2001), dealt with
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Shanghai-based Joy Pictures will serve as the official local marketing partner on the Chinese release of the Fox Searchlight film, with support from Global Road Entertainment. Wes Anderson’s much anticipated stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs is heading to China. The Fox Searchlight film has secured a release date in the Middle Kingdom on April 20.
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