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In a Perfect World, 91-Year-Old Clint Eastwood Would Keep Shooting Forever

There’s no putting Clint Eastwood out to pasture.Clint turns 91 today, and it’s worth celebrating the fact that this Hollywood legend is still turning out work at a faster clip and higher quality than practically anyone in the business. Granted, prolific doesn’t always mean better, and it can be frustrating to see his fans greet […]

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From ‘Malcolm & Marie’ to ‘Cherry,’ 7 Latecomers Look to Upend the Oscar Race

Pity this year’s Oscar voters. The Academy screening portal is already overwhelmed by hundreds of indie wannabes, international submissions, and documentaries. And just when film festivals, critics groups, and online screenings started to solidify frontrunners like “One Night in Miami,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and “Nomadland,” this crazy year brings a second wave of brand-new […]

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Macon Blair to Direct Legendary’s ‘Brothers’ Starring Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage (Exclusive)

Legendary Entertainment has closed a deal for Macon Blair to write and direct the upcoming feature film project “Brothers” starring Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage, sources tell Variety.Andrew Lazar, who was a producer on the Bradley Cooper hit “American Sniper,” will produce via his Mad Chance banner.Brolin is also producing via his shingle, Brolin Productions, […]

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Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Towers Over ‘Dolittle,’ ‘1917’

Universal’s “Dolittle” and “1917” found out what “Bad Boys” will do when they come for you at the box office. Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life,” the third entry in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led series, beat expectations and towered over the competition during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.“Bad Boys for Life” earned $59 […]

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Brings the Heat, Delivering $68 Million Mlk Debut

The Martin Luther King holiday is bringing more box office heat than originally expected as Sony’s Bad Boys for Life delivered the second largest Mlk four-day performance ever as well as the studio’s largest R-rated opening ever. Added to that, even Universal’s Dolittle outperformed expectations, though the $175 million production still has a long way […]

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‘Midway’ Leads a Disastrous Weekend as Grosses Don’t Go to ‘Doctor Sleep’

Another weekend, another dreadful box-office performance. This time last year, “The Grinch” opened to #1 and $67 million; that weekend saw a $168 million total. This year had four wide-release openings that totaled just $56 million, and a $120 million total.Perhaps even more concerning is all four of those titles — “Midway,” “Doctor Sleep,” “Playing […]

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Clint Eastwood Crashes Awards Season Again With ‘Richard Jewell’ Set for December

Clint Eastwood is back to crash the awards-season party with his next movie, “Richard Jewell,” which has just been stamped with a December 13 release date from Warner Bros. (Deadline has the full scoop.)“Richard Jewell” will follow a similar pattern to last year’s “The Mule,” also a late-breaking mid-December film from Eastwood and Warner Bros. […]

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Box Office: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ Cracks $3.7 Million on Thursday Night

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” cracked $3.7 million at 3,200 North American sites on Thursday night.Universal’s “Glass” brings together the narratives of Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” which was released in 2000, and 2016’s “Split.” The supernatural thriller unites stars Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson. The film is set to open in 3,841 locations […]

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sound Mixer Gregg Rudloff Dies at 63

Gregg Rudloff, who won Academy Awards for sound mixing “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Matrix,” and “Glory” and was nominated four other times, died in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. He was 63.A representative for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office told Variety that the office is treating his death as a possible suicide with […]

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