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After ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Moves to 2022, What’s Next for Fall Film Releases?

After Paramount pushed its Tom Cruise tentpole “Top Gun: Maverick” into 2022, movie theater owners are growing anxious, concerned the move could inspire a stampede of film delays. With the theatrical business stuck in a variant-induced limbo, Hollywood is reexamining the distribution strategies for upcoming films like MGM’s Bond sequel “No Time to Die,” Marvel’s […]

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The New Normal on U.K. Productions: Vaccination Questions, Double Props and Tennis Balls

In the U.K., where the government reduced pandemic masking and social distancing requirements last month, there has been a spike in production shutdowns due to Covid-19 and growing calls for mandatory vaccinations on set.Throughout July and early August, dozens of productions — including “Bridgerton,” “House of the Dragon” and Steven Spielberg’s “The Masters of the […]

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Paramount Pictures Pulls ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ from September Release Due to Rising Covid-19 Concerns

Clifford the Big Red Dog has been sitting around like a good boy waiting to be unleashed in theaters in September. Unfortunately, the rising cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 has Paramount Pictures reconsidering a theatrical release for the family friendly film. The studio has pulled Clifford the Big Red Dog from their release […]

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U.K.’s Film and TV Production Restart Scheme Results in $2.6 Billion Worth of Productions

The U.K. government’s Film and TV Production Restart scheme has resulted in 640 film and TV projects worth over £1.9 billion ($2.63 billion) going into production in the last 12 months.Among those which have benefited from the scheme are the sixth season of “Peaky Blinders” and Cannes film favorite “Mothering Sunday,” which stars “The Crown” […]

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Cannes Film Festival 2021 Critic’s Notebook 5: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Information, context and mystery have been on my mind quite a bit since seeing the two new films that Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought to this year’s Cannes: his feature-length, Tilda Swinton-starring, Colombia-set Memoria, and the 13-minute “Night Colonies,” the segment that concludes The Year of the Everlasting Storm omnibus project, which collects seven short […]

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Box Office: ‘F9’ Expected to Hit $126 Million Over Holiday Weekend

“F9,” the ninth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, is holding its own at the top of the domestic box office charts in its second week of release.Over the Fourth of July long weekend, the action flick is expected to add another $32.9 million to its gross from 4,203 theaters, raising its cume to […]

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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 Heights” […]

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The Opening Weekend for ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Will Best Entire Box Office of ‘Tenet’

Those who placed bets on John Krasinski as the savior of movie theaters, collect your winnings. While you’re at it, tip your hat to Paramount. “A Quiet Place Part II,” similar to its predecessor directed by and starring Krasinski, finally was released more than 14 months after its original date. One of the earliest titles […]

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