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The Marvel tentpole is now the fourth-biggest Hollywood release ever in China. Marvel Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War again dominated all challengers at the Chinese box office. The mega-tentpole added $53.7 million in its second weekend, holding off some respectable competition from local romantic comedy How Long Will I Love U, which debuted to $36.7 million,
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The prizes for the festival sidebar were given out Thursday night. The prizes for Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight sidebar were awarded Thursday evening, with Gaspar Noe’s sex-and-drugs drama Climax taking the Art Cinema Award from among the 17 films in competition. This year’s selections had some big-name directors competing, with Oscar nominee Ciro Guerra’s Summer Birds, Cesar
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Joachim Trier’s jury awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize and other honors. The first major awards of this year’s Cannes Film Festival were handed out Wednesday night, with Diamantino taking the top honor in the Critics’ Week sidebar. Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s surrealist film, one of seven features in competition, took the Nespresso Grand Prize.
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Manson helped to usher in the modern era of Hollywood market research through his innovative campaign for the 1971 horror film ‘Willard,’ and also specialized in cutting TV spots and trailers, including the famous one for the 1981 horror film ‘Scanners.’ Arthur Manson, a veteran marketing and distribution executive who helped to usher in the
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‘Trial and Error’ star Kristin Chenoweth will host the Banff Rockie Awards at the Canadian industry retreat. A&E Investigates host Elizabeth Vargas, The Handmaid’s Tale exec producer Sheila Hockin and Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa will receive awards at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival, organizers said Tuesday. The 39th edition of the Canadian
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Season two’s second episode strongly indicates the park’s location — and, just as importantly, seemingly debunks one popular theory. [This story contains spoilers through season two, episode two of HBO’s Westworld, called “Reunion.”] “Guys… where are we?” Charlie Pace is nowhere to be found on HBO’s Westworld, even if the late Lost hero’s first truly
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Chile’s recent Academy Award winner took home five Platinos, including best picture and director. Coming fresh off an Oscar win for best foreign-language film, Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman triumphed once again, grabbing top honors at the Ibero-American version of the Academy Awards on Sunday night. A Fantastic Woman won best picture, director, screenplay, editing and actress
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The coming-of-age romance made a strong start to China’s long Labor Day weekend, while ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ won’t open for another two weeks thanks to one of Beijing’s usual blackouts on Hollywood imports. Different economic super power, different blockbuster. While most of the known universe was watching Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War over the weekend,
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Emily Atef’s black-and-white drama revisits the final interview given by Austrian film star Romy Schneider. 3 Days in Quiberon, a black-and-white drama from director Emily Atef that portrays the final tell-all interview given by legendary Austrian actress Romy Schneider before her death, was the big winner at the 2018 German Film Awards, the Lolas, picking
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The growing Asian event also announced that it is adding contemporary Chinese cinema and family film sections for its upcoming third edition in December. Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige will serve as international jury president at the Macau International Film Festival’s upcoming third edition, to be held in the southern Chinese casino enclave Dec. 8-Dec. 14.
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The British Academy also confirmed its Britannia Awards in L.A. The British Academy on Tuesday announced the dates for next year’s film awards ceremony.  The BAFTAs, the biggest event on the film calendar outside of the U.S., will take place in London on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.  Also announced were the Britannia Awards in L.A.,
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