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Lucasfilm Lost Children Of Blood And Bone When It Let The Rights Lapse

For most moviegoers, Lucasfilm is synonymous with “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones,” but over the years, the studio has also branched out and produced other projects not related to those two giant IPs. One such project that it had in development was an adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi’s YA fantasy novel, “Children of Blood and Bone,” […]

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Tales From The Box Office: How Red Tails Ended Lucasfilm’s Pre-Disney Era With A Whimper

(Welcome to Tales from the Box Office, our column that examines box office miracles, disasters, and everything in between, as well as what we can learn from them.)Lucasfilm will always be tied directly and most closely to “Star Wars,” one of the biggest, most beloved, and influential franchises in cinematic history. But let us not […]

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Have we witnessed the death of the Hollywood remake?

Meagre turnout for West Side Story shows that these days, the way to cash in on intellectual property is via sequels and rebootsSo far, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story hasn’t had audiences pirouetting and finger-clicking their way to cinemas. There are plenty of reasons why; the main one relating to a certain global pandemic. But […]

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The Lost City Trailer: Sandra Bullock And Channing Tatum Riff On Romancing The Stone

Romance novels aren’t real, they’ll tell you. You gotta learn the difference between fiction and reality, they’ll say. But forget all that nonsense, because “The Lost City” is here to prove those naysayers wrong! Picture this: an epic journey, a sweeping romance, a buff lead with long flowing hair, an evil villain in a scene right […]

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Red Notice Review: Dwayne Johnson And Ryan Reynolds Bumble Through Netflix’s Glossy, Lifeless Action Movie

What can $200 million get you these days? How about an ultra-glossy, ultra-derivate action-adventure designed solely to launch a franchise? Netflix reportedly paid a small fortune for “Red Notice,” a new globe-hopping blockbuster featuring mega-stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, and they didn’t get their money’s worth. “Red Notice” is art by algorithm; a […]

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Disney Delays ‘Doctor Strange 2,’ ‘Thor 4,’ ‘Black Panther’ Sequel and ‘Indiana Jones 5’

Marvel fans, prepare to wait a little bit longer to see Doctor Strange, Thor and Black Panther return to theaters.Disney has delayed release plans for several upcoming films, including “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” from March 25 to May 6, “Thor: Love and Thunder” from May 6 to July 8 and “Black Panther: […]

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‘John Wick’ Director Chad Stahelski to Direct Action-Thriller ‘Classified’ at New Line

New Line has picked up the action-thriller pitch “Classified” with “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski attached to direct, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan will write the screenplay.The log line for “Classified” describes the project as a “high octane, cat-and-mouse thriller, in the vein of ‘Die Hard’ meets […]

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Damien Chazelle Releases Short Film Shot in iPhone in Vertical Display

Here’s something different: Damien Chazelle, the acclaimed director behind “Whiplash” and “La La Land,” has released a short film shot entirely in vertical display on an iPhone.Titled “The Stunt Double,” the short film stars Tom McComas as the eponymous stunt double — McComas is a professional stunt performer whose credits range from “The Dark Knight” […]

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Water Cooler: Ju-on: Origins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, How To Sell Drugs Fast (Online), Muppets Now, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Love on the Spectrum, The Boys, Ocean Waves

On the July 31, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Opening Banter: Comic Con at home, and Ben’s Lost-inspired office. At […]

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‘Indiana Jones’ Trilogy Honest Trailer: The Adventures of a Terrible Professor and Archaeologist

The adventures of Indiana Jones make up a near-perfect trilogy where the biggest problem is that they didn’t just come to an end. Instead, we got the disaster that is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which is why we’re getting an Honest Trailer of just the original Indiana Jones trilogy. Though […]

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