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Why ‘Snake Eyes’ Missed Its Mark at the Box Office — and What It Means for the ‘G.I. Joe’ Franchise

At the box office, “Snake Eyes” is ringing true to its moniker.The latest “G.I. Joe” installment, an origin story starring Henry Golding of “Crazy Rich Asians” fame, fell short of expectations, collecting a paltry $13.3 million in its first three days in North American theaters. Those ticket sales put “Snake Eyes” in second place on […]

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‘In the Heights’: Production Designing the Latin Neighborhood as a Playground for Each Musical Number

When production designer Nelson Coates first saw Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” Broadway musical in 2008, he was so “blown away” that he immediately bought tickets to two more performances. He vowed to be a part of any movie adaption of this Latin celebration of music, dance, and community in Washington Heights. But he played […]

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Jon M. Chu Responds to Criticism Over Treatment of South Asian Characters in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu sees his error in casting brown actors in subservient roles.While promoting his new film “In the Heights,” Chu told Insider that he should have made the South Asian characters in “Crazy Rich Asians” “more human” and that he “totally gets” the criticism.The 2018 rom-com hit centers on the […]

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Henry Golding’s Long House Productions and Sk Global Sign Two-Year First-Look Deal

Henry Golding and his Long House Productions label have signed a two-year first-look film and TV development and production deal with Sk Global, the co-financiers and producers of Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians.”The deal will cover opportunities for Golding both in front of and behind the camera. The projects developed under the new partnership will […]

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Studio Movies Directed by Filmmakers of Color Coming Out in 2021, 2022, 2023, and Beyond

2018 was a watershed moment for diversity in Hollywood. High-profile studio films directed by filmmakers of color made history: Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to direct a film that grossed over $100 million with “A Wrinkle in Time”; “Crazy Rich Asians” was a huge hit, grossing over $238 million worldwide, making it the […]

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‘In the Heights’ Debuts ‘Power-Full’ New Trailer, Poster, and Photos

It’s been over a year since audiences saw the first trailer for “In the Heights,” the upcoming big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking Broadway show. In that time, the movie has switched release dates due to the coronavirus before ultimately transitioning from a theatrical release to being one of several Warner Bros. features to […]

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Adele Lim, Kelly Marie Tran and Qui Nguyen Talk the Importance of Representation in ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

“Crazy Rich Asians” screenwriter Adele Lim never thought in her wildest dreams that she would be part of a Disney animated feature, let alone one that is set in Southeast Asia.But Disney’s newest tale, “Raya and the Last Dragon” (now streaming on Disney Plus), delivers its first Southeast Asian princess, Raya, a warrior who sets […]

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Best Blu-ray Movies Under $10: ‘Midsommar,’ ‘Knives Out,’ More

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: It’s smart to invest in physical media, particularly in films […]

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