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Sun 17:37  ‘F9’ Seizes Record as Hollywood Expands Recovery Role at Korea Box Office
“F9” became the most-watched foreign film in South Korea since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on another weekend where Hollywood and Japanese titles dominated the South Korean box office. The weekend box office chart was headed by “Cruella,” which held strong in its third frame and swapped places with newer “The Conjuring: The Devil […]
Sun 17:20  How ‘Sea of Thieves’ Brought ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ to Its World in New Expansion (EXCLUSIVE)
Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones are finally coming to “Sea of Thieves.” On Sunday, during Microsoft’s E3 showcase, developer Rare announced that it had officially partnered with Disney for a “Pirates of the Caribbean”-themed expansion, “A Pirate’s Life,” a free update hitting the multiplayer game on June 22. It is, as Rare executive producer Joe […]
Sun 15:36  Box Office: ‘In the Heights’ Disappoints With $11 Million Opening Weekend
“In the Heights,” the acclaimed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway show, didn’t hit all the right notes in its box office debut. The Warner Bros. musical generated a wane $11.4 million from 3,456 U.S. theaters in its first four days of release, below earlier expectations suggesting the feel-good film would reach $20 million. “In the […]
Sun 15:22  ‘A Quiet Place 2’ Is the First Movie to Surpass $100 Million at the U.S. Box Office in Pandemic Time
John Krasinski’s nearly silent thriller “A Quiet Place Part II” has crossed a notable box office milestone. The Paramount Pictures film is the first of the pandemic era to surpass $100 million in U.S. ticket sales. Through the weekend, “A Quiet Place 2” has generated $108 million at the domestic box office and another $80 […]
Sun 15:18  ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Star Anthony Mackie Reveals ‘Make America Great Again’ Comment Was ‘
“We’re at a drive-in!” Anthony Mackie exclaimed more than once during Marvel Studios and Disney’s Drive-In FYC event at the Rose Bowl Saturday night. Although the star of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” wasn’t there physically, he was committed enough to join in a live Zoom session while inside his own vehicle parked at […]
Sun 03:14  ‘Larry Flynt for President’ Review: Yes, This Really Happened
On March 6, 1978, during a legal battle in Georgia over obscenity charges, Larry Flynt, the owner and publisher of Hustler magazine, was shot on the sidewalk, an assassination attempt that left him partially paralyzed. It didn’t take long for him to become an iconic figure in his gold wheelchair, but the shooting devastated him. […]
Sat 22:06  Alibaba Pictures Losses Tumble During COVID Year
Chinese film and tech group, Alibaba Pictures managed to slash its losses during the COVID-affected financial year to March 2021. It pointed to strength and scale of its content as the differentiator between this and previous years. Revenue was little changed at RMB2.85 billion ($445 million). Losses attributable to owners of the company were RMB96 […]
Sat 21:24  London’s National Gallery, Fat Red Bird Partner for VR Series ‘(Hi)Story of a Painting’ (EXCLUSIVE)
After launching their first volley at SXSW this past spring, U.K.-based outfit Fat Red Bird are set to expand its “(Hi)Story of a Painting” franchise, partnering with the National Gallery in London for the next episode of the series’ four subsequent installments. Co-created by Gaëlle Mourre (who runs Fat Red Bird) and Quentin Darras, and […]
Sat 21:19  XR Studio Lucid Realities Sees Gold in Museum Distribution Market
When producer Chloé Jarry launched the Paris-based XR studio Lucid Realities, she wanted to open an immersive experience production company structured with a distribution component as well. “If we want to continue producing, we have to be able to distribute,” Jarry tells Variety. “Festivals are obviously extremely important, but they attract a limited and often […]
Sat 21:16  Elijah Wood, Luke Kirby and ‘No Man of God’ Director Amber Sealey on Exploring the Dark Soul of Ted
It was an unusual pitch. Amber Sealey, the director of “No Man of God,” couldn’t shake the feeling that Luke Kirby, best known for playing Lenny Bruce on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” was the perfect person to embody a very different historical figure: None other than Ted Bundy, one of the most infamous serial killers […]
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