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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Joins Top Videogame Movies As ‘Birds of Prey’ Loses Box-Office Altitude

Two holidays, four new releases, and a few Oscar boosts made for a strong weekend. Though it fell behind last month’s stellar three days around Martin Luther King Day (which featured “Bad Boys for Life”), we saw an improvement of 25%, or $30 million, over the same dates last year. It’s another positive sign in […]

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‘Downhill’: An Unnecessary Remake That’s Still Mildly Amusing [Sundance Review]

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s “Downhill” begins — as its inspiration, Ruben Östlund’s “Force Majeure,” did before it— with the taking of a family vacation photo. It’s an appropriate metaphor for the story that follows because any photo—especially the family vacation photo—is a case of presentation; this is the image we’re going to pretend is […]

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Variety Studio Returns to Sundance With Star-Studded Interviews

Variety will return to the Sundance Film Festival with its annual interview studio in partnership with AT&T, held at the WarnerMedia Lounge on Main Street.The studio runs from Jan. 24 through Jan. 27 and will host the stars from this year’s buzziest premieres including Hillary Clinton (“Hillary”), Gloria Steinem (“The Glorias”), Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Gonzalez […]

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First Trailer for ‘Downhill’ Finds Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the Vacation from Hell

Fox Searchlight has released the first Downhill trailer for the upcoming American remake of the critically acclaimed Swedish comedy Force Majeure. This version of the story stars Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a married couple whose family ski vacation in the Alps is thrown into disarray when they’re forced to reevaluate their lives and […]

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Sundance 2020 Lineup Includes Taylor Swift, Gloria Steinem Films

Oscar nominees such as Glenn Close, Viggo Mortensen, Ethan Hawke, and Benedict Cumberbatch will appear alongside newcomers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, according to the lineup of 118 feature films announced Wednesday.The Utah-based festival will kick off Jan. 23 with several day-one films, including highly anticipated music documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana,” and run […]

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Film News Roundup: Maya Hawke, Charlie Plummer, Andrea Riseborough Join ‘Please Baby Please’

In today’s film news roundup, Maya Hawke, Charlie Plummer and Andrea Riseborough have joined “Please Baby Please,” “Downhill” gets a release date, “Jumanji: The Next Level” will open early in China and “Bully” finds a new home.CastingsMaya Hawke, Charlie Plummer and Andrea Riseborough have joined the cast of romance-drama “Please Baby Please.”Amanda Kramer is directing […]

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Film News Roundup: Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America 2’ Draws Craig Brewer to Direct

In today’s film news roundup, “Coming to America 2” gets a director, Quincy Jones and James Blum get an honor and production begins on the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Will Ferrell’s comedy-drama “Downhill.”Director AttachedParamount Pictures has hired “Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer to direct its sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.” Murphy is […]

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Will Ferrell & Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Star In Nat Faxon And Jim Rash’s ‘Force Majeure’ Remake

Before you say it, we know — Hollywood is yet again making another (perhaps) pointless English-language remake of a great foreign film. That being said, there’s something interesting about the cast and crew that’s being put together for the upcoming remake of 2014’s “Force Majeure,” titled “Downhill.”According to Deadline, Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are […]

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