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‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too

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‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too
On its sixth Friday in theaters, “Deadpool 2” joined its predecessor in an elite box office club as it became only the fifth film to gross $300 million at the domestic box office while holding an R rating.

Along with the two “Deadpool” films, the other movies in this group are “The Passion of the Christ,” “American Sniper” and last year’s remake of “It.”

While “Deadpool 2” won’t pass the domestic total of the first “Deadpool” $363 million, it has proven to be a major moneymaker in a crowded summer market, beating out “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on the domestic charts by $100 million. The film will also pass “It” on the global box office chats this weekend with over $700 million worldwide.

Since Deadpool first hit the big screen two years ago, he has steadily won over
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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is looking to take a bite out of the weekend box office with an estimated $144 million from 4,475 North American locations in its opening weekend.

Earlier estimates had pegged the Universal-Amblin Entertainment film in the $130 million to $140 million range. The adventure film opened to $54 million on Friday, including Thursday night previews of $15.3 million.

“Fallen Kingdom,” which carries a production budget of $170 million, began rolling out overseas two weeks ago, and has already earned $466 million from 51 international markets, including $170 million from China.

The fifth film in the “Jurassic” franchise takes place four years after the events of “Jurassic World,” and sees stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard attempting to salvage what’s left of the Isla Nublar park before a volcano erupts. Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong also star. J.A. Bayona directed from a script by “Jurassic World” helmer Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow also executive produced alongside Steven Spielberg.
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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ ‘Connects Directly to Avengers 4,’ Says Kevin Feige

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ ‘Connects Directly to Avengers 4,’ Says Kevin Feige
One of the biggest questions coming out of “Avengers: Infinity War” — aside from where in the world could they possibly be going with this — is how “Ant-Man and the Wasp” fits into this whole thing. Next year’s “Captain Marvel” film connects naturally, but the connection with “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is far less obvious.

But it felt safe to assume that Marvel Studios wouldn’t follow up the shocker that was the end of “Infinity War” with a totally irrelevant side story — this “Ant-Man” sequel would have to be a key part of this story, especially given Ant-Man’s notable absence from the battle with Thanos. And while Marvel’s marketing for the film has repeatedly thrown out some jokes about the connection, we didn’t have any hard proof until now.

That proof came in a two-minute featurette that Marvel and Disney posted Friday afternoon, titled “Who Is the Wasp?
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Did Tom Holland Reveal The Title Of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel?

Did Tom Holland Reveal The Title Of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel?
As seen in various videos with his Infinity War co-stars, the charming Tom Holland hasn’t been the best at keeping secrets when it comes to movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Keeping up with his superhero power of sharing secrets, he may have — intentionally or unintentionally — revealed the title to the Homecoming sequel: Spider-Man: Far From Home.

In an Instagram video, he posted while at Seattle's Ace Comic-Con with the caption “Sorry for no announcements, but…
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying
Early reviews are coming in for “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 crime thriller about a secret border drug war between the United States government and Mexican cartel. According to critics, Stefano Sollima’s “Day of the Soldado” ramps up the violence and tension as well as provides memorable performances from Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin and proves itself to be a brutal-but-worthy entry in a new series of gritty modern western films, notching a 71% score on Rotten Tomatoes so far.

Variety’s Peter Debruge described “Day of the Soldado” as topical, given the recent controversies regarding the Trump administration’s border policies, but it’s not as though the film that will settle the debate surrounding the issue, saying, “Tense, tough, and shockingly ruthless at times, ‘Soldado’ doesn’t
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‘Scorpion’ Actress Jadyn Wong Joins ‘Needle In A Timestack’; Raymond J. Barry Cast In ‘Made In Chinatown’

‘Scorpion’ Actress Jadyn Wong Joins ‘Needle In A Timestack’;  Raymond J. Barry Cast In ‘Made In Chinatown’
Jadyn Wong has been added John Ridley's next feature Needle In A Timestack, which follows a couple who work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating. The film stars Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Freida Pinto, and Orlando Bloom. Ridley is directing the pic, which he adapted from a short story by Robert Silverberg. Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, and Bron's Aaron L. Gilbert are producing along…
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Christian Bale-Matt Damon ’60s Ferrari vs Ford Movie Gets Summer 2019 Release Date

Christian Bale-Matt Damon ’60s Ferrari vs Ford Movie Gets Summer 2019 Release Date
20th Century Fox has set a summer 2019 release date for its upcoming James Mangold-directed biopic about the 1966 Le Mans race, set to star Matt Damon and Christian Bale. The still-untitled project will hit theaters June 28, 2019.

Based on a true story, the film tracks a heated rivalry between Ford and Ferrari culminating in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest sports car endurance race. It will focus on the team of American engineers and designers, led by legendary Ford Automotive designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby, and British driver Ken Miles, tasked by Henry Ford II to design a car capable of defeating Ferrari at Le Mans. Damon is set to play Shelby, with Bale portraying Miles. [more[

Meanwhile, Fox’s upcoming action-comedy “Stuber,” starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, will land in theaters May 24, 2019. The
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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is the Title of the ‘Homecoming’ Sequel, and We Already Know Why

Any fan who closely follows the development and marketing of Marvel Studios movies knows that Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has a real problem with spoilers. The actor is so notorious for letting information slip that Benedict Cumberbatch has even made a habit out of stopping him from giving the game away. Well, now Tom […]

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Simone Missick on ‘Luke Cage’ Season 2, Misty’s New Arm & Her Role in ‘Iron Fist’ Season 2

From showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, Season 2 of the Netflix original series Marvel’s Luke Cage sees the man himself (Mike Colter) learning to adjust to having become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem. While kids love the bulletproof superhero, Luke Cage is feeling the heat, with an increased pressure to protect the community from formidable adversaries that are both familiar, like Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) and Shades (Theo Rossi), and new, like the mysterious Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir), that will cause him to evaluate just where the line between being a hero ends and being a villain begins. During …
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Tyler Glenn on ‘Believer’ and Getting the LoveLoud Festival to Come Together

From director Don Argott, HBO Documentary Films and Live Nation Productions, the documentary Believer delves into the fact that the suicide rates in Utah, among members of the Lgbtq community, have skyrocketed since 2008, as a result of the Mormon church’s official stance on same-sex relationships. Looking inward at the affect these teachings were having on some of his own friends, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has decided to shine a spotlight on the culture he grew up in, in the hopes that through dialogue and conversation on a very human level, some changes can be made that …
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Judd Apatow Thinks Roseanne Is ‘Crying Out for Help,’ Not a ‘Hateful Person’

Judd Apatow Thinks Roseanne Is ‘Crying Out for Help,’ Not a ‘Hateful Person’
Judd Apatow has known Roseanne Barr for decades, and as such appears less quick to condemn her than many of his contemporaries. A tweet from the actress and comedienne led to the cancelation of her revived sitcom “Roseanne” last month despite massive ratings, with sympathy for Barr in short supply from most corners. Not Apatow: “I think you have a person who’s in a moment of success and maybe that’s uncomfortable for her, and whatever urges she has to be rebellious have overtaken her in some way,” he tells Vanity Fair in a new interview.

“I haven’t spoken to her recently to know where her head’s at generally, but I see it more as someone who’s crying out for help than someone who’s a hateful person … for the most part, I hope she’s okay and I feel bad for people who got hurt in that.
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‘Nossa Chape’ Review: Soccer Documentary Is a Remarkable Look at How Tragedy, Triumph, and Sports Intersect

‘Nossa Chape’ Review: Soccer Documentary Is a Remarkable Look at How Tragedy, Triumph, and Sports Intersect
“Bigger than the game” is a phrase that gets tossed around quite often during major sporting events. The World Cup is certainly no exception, as national soccer teams, regardless of who they’re playing, have come to symbolize more than just a group of athletes. Through their resiliency in competition and the pride they instill in fandoms, sports teams are almost never just a collection of jerseys.

“Nossa Chape,” the newest documentary from “The Two Escobars” filmmakers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, recognizes this fact almost immediately. About Chapecoense, the team born from a western Brazilian city that grew to national and international prominence, the film wastes no time showing how both team and community are intertwined. It also doesn’t take long for “Nossa Chape” to detail the tragic aftermath of a plane crash that killed 71 players and club staff in a late November 2016. Rather than treat this cataclysmic event as a prolonged,
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The Week In Deadline Videos & Podcasts: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tanya Saracho, And DeWanda Wise

From Patrick Melrose to Vida to She’s Gotta Have It, this week’s slate of videos and podcasts are filled with the talented women of Hollywood. In this week’s The Actor’s Side, Pete Hammond talks to Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. Known for her roles in Last Exit to Brooklyn and the classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, she now stars in the Showtime's acclaimed limited series Patrick Melrose Dominic Patten talks to Vida executive producer Tanya Saracho in the…
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‘Kumiko’ Directors David and Nathan Zellner Got Offered Horror Movies, But They Made a Feminist Western Instead

‘Kumiko’ Directors David and Nathan Zellner Got Offered Horror Movies, But They Made a Feminist Western Instead
David and Nathan Zellner had been making oddball shorts and features out of Austin, Texas for more than 15 years when their 2014 Sundance-winning “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” became an unexpected cult hit, grossing over half a million dollars in limited release and generating a new international fan base for the brothers over the course of a year. It wasn’t your obvious breakout: the story of a Japanese woman (Rinko Kikuchi) who believes the story of “Fargo” was real and journeys around the world to Nebraska with her pet bunny to find the hidden briefcase of cash from that 1994 film.

But the outrageous premise meshed with a surprisingly poignant tone that caught audiences by surprise. Suddenly a pair of filmmakers known mostly on the festival circuit and around the Austin film scene was getting offers for more work — just not the kind they wanted.

“We were very quick to turn stuff down,
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David Lynch Says More ‘Twin Peaks’ Is “Calling Him.”

David Lynch Says More ‘Twin Peaks’ Is “Calling Him.”
Twin Peaks: The Return” felt, for many like this generation’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” It broke the rules of television and Lynch’s vision was so far out, it almost felt like a broadcast from another dimension. The mosaic of characters the legendary director presented to us was part of a greater whole, one that felt almost too impossible to describe.

As Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) finally found his way down the show’s never-ending rabbit hole of colliding cosmos, he did so by finding a way to redeem Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), even by saving her life, seemingly going back in time and changing the tragic events of 1989.
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How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

How Long Will TV and Film’s Boom Market for Female Stories Last?
Nantucket, Mass. — The #MeToo moment and the push for gender parity in Hollywood has opened doors for women artists in the film and TV business in the past year, but there are concerns that the appetite for female-led stories could be a “worryingly trendy conversation.” That’s how showrunner Sera Gamble put during a panel session Saturday at the Nantucket Film Festival that focused on the status of women filmmakers, actors and writers.

After so many years of hearing “no” to projects revolving around protagonists who are female or persons of color, it’s pleasantly surprising to be asked to bring in diverse material director-producer Miranda Bailey said during the “Women Beyond the Words” panel moderated by NPR host Ophira Eisenberg. Bailey was joined by Gamble, actor-producer Alysia Reiner, actor Jeanne Tripplehorn, and documentary filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Bailey, “I’m being told by every single studio please come in,
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David Lynch Explains How Trump ‘Could Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents in History’

David Lynch Explains How Trump ‘Could Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents in History’
David Lynch describes himself as “not really a political person” in a new Guardian interview, though he does have some strong views. The singular filmmaker, who endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary and thinks (but isn’t sure) he ultimately voted Libertarian in the general election, “really like[s] the freedom to do what you want to do.”

Though he remains on the fence about Donald Trump, Lynch thinks he has potential. “He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.” Trump “may not be doing a good job himself,” according to the profile, but he might provide a template for other outsiders: “Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this,” Lynch says.
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Marvel’s James Gunn Blasts Trump For Signing Crime Victim Photos

Marvel producer/director James Gunn has attacked President Donald Trump on Twitter, claiming that he “wakes up every morning hoping more kids are murdered by immigrants so it will help him in the polls." Gunn’s comments came after Trump met with the so-called “Angel Families,” who are attempting to raise awareness of crimes committed by those illegally in the country. Trump signed photographs of the victims at the request of the families, according to his staff. Gunn, who…
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‘Flavors of Youth’ Trailer: A Stunning Anime Film From the Studio Behind ‘Your Name’ Comes to Netflix

Your Name was the biggest anime crossover theatrical hit since Studio Ghibli became a household name. And with anime growing to be one of the most formidable markets in the world, it’s no wonder that Netflix wants to tap into Your Name‘s particular brand of cerebral wistfulness. The streaming giant has teamed up with the […]

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Film Review: ‘Ideal Home’

Film Review: ‘Ideal Home’
“Ideal Home,” a featherweight big-screen sitcom in which Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd play testy romantic partners who wind up as parental caretakers of a 10-year-old boy, is the perfect example of how a movie can be progressive and retrograde at the same time. It’s supposed to feel cutting edge that Coogan and Rudd, who are both terrific actors, adopt a no-big-deal posture toward portraying a gay couple. If only the movie itself were as nonchalant about it! Written and directed by Andrew Fleming, who has had a fluky, hit-or-miss career but built a good comic pedestal for Coogan a decade ago with the dementedly funny “Hamlet 2,” “Ideal Home” is never not painfully aware that its two main characters are gay. It’s a cozy duet of tit-for-tat bitchery that, at times, carries the nagging whisper of a liberal minstrel show.

Instead of treating Erasmus (Coogan), a grandiose
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