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Universal, Working Title renew first-look deal through 2025

Partnership started with Notting Hill in 1999.Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Working Title have renewed their first-look deal through 2025, creating a relationship that will have lasted more than 25 years.Working Title also has a long relationship with NBCUniversal International Studios covering television.The partners first collaborated on Hugh Grant rom-com Notting Hill in 1999 and […]

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‘Emma’ Exclusive: Watch A Deleted Scene From Autumn De Wilde’s Acclaimed Jane Austen Adaptation

Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Emma,” has been adapted in various films and TV series over the decades. And when you have source material that has been mined as much as Austen’s story, you would think there’s not much room for surprises. Yet, Autumn de Wilde’s recent film, “Emma,” follows the period setting and plot of […]

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Should ‘Trolls World Tour’ Earnings Victory Really Affect Long-term Release Strategies?

You’ve probably heard that AMC Theaters and Regal owner Cineworld aren’t too happy with Universal right now. In fact, they’re so angry over NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell’s recent comments that both companies have announced that they are refusing to screen the studio’s films. If that decision holds, that’d mean no upcoming tentpoles like Fast and […]

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Check Out the New Movies Available for Digital Purchase Ahead of Schedule

Movie theaters might be shutting down throughout the nation, but that doesn’t mean that viewers don’t have plenty of opportunities to check out recent theatrical releases from the comfort of their homes.More and more studios are bumping the digital release dates of their new films. Disney’s “Frozen II” is already streaming on Disney+, while the […]

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Kelly Reichardt’s ‘First Cow’ Opens Strong as Specialty Box Office Fans Leave Homes and Show Support

This weekend, the specialized world showed no signs of public resistance to moviegoing. That so much of the audience is older,and perhaps more wary, is encouraging.The successes include the opening of the acclaimed “First Cow” (A24), a couple of niche limited openers (“The Booksellers” from Greenwich with the best per-theater number), the successful expansion of […]

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Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Opens to Modest Box Office With Weekend Down $100 Million From Last Year

Anyone looking for signs of moviegoing resistance due to health concerns might see a couple pieces of evidence: the low-end Pixar opening of “Onward” (Disney) and an overall total way down from last year.Other titles were as anticipated, or better. These included wider releases like “The Way Back” (Warner Bros.) and the expansion of “Emma” […]

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Emma review – Austen’s sweet satire gets a multiplex makeover

Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation ramps up the comedy, but Anya Taylor-Joy remains wonderfully edgy as Jane Austen’s meddling heroineWith its heady mix of social satire, romantic intrigue and endlessly reinterpretable gender politics, Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma has long proved catnip for film-makers. The 2009 TV miniseries starring Romola Garai followed a string of small-screen […]

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