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2020 SAG Awards Winners & Nominees – Complete List

The 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on Jan. 19. Before the ceremony “Avengers: Endgame” and “Game of Thrones” took the SAG Awards honors in the Stunt Ensemble categories for film and television respectively.Read More: Oscars 2020: Snubs and Surprises include Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and “Frozen II”The complete list of SAG Awards nominees and […]

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Animated ‘Weathering With You’ Scores at Box Office — Without an Oscar Boost

This week’s Oscar nominations boosted contenders “1917” (Universal) and “Parasite” (Neon) to further box-office gains. Other nominees saw little impact, from “Bombshell” (Lionsgate) to the second week expansion of French Oscar entry “Les Miserables” (Amazon). While some Oscar also-rans fell short, crowdpleaser “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros.) managed just fine. Such is the uneven impact of […]

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Just Mercy: new film that captures the start of a brilliant civil rights career

The acclaimed film portrays Bryan Stevenson’s successful battle to prove a death row convict’s innocence – a case that launched his life’s work of confronting America’s racismIn an emotionally charged scene in the new movie Just Mercy, Jamie Foxx, cast as a death row prisoner named Walter McMillian, accosts the young lawyer who has taken […]

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‘Dolittle’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Dolittle.”Ads placed for the fantasy-adventure film had an estimated media value of $8.22 million through Sunday for 1,092 national ad airings on 40 networks. (Spend […]

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Oscar Contenders ‘1917’ and ‘Les Miserables’ Are Poised for Nominations

When the final phase of the Oscar race is revealed on Monday, many movies are positioned to take advantage of the outcome. After qualifying last year, Cannes prize-winner “Les Miserables” (Amazon) opened in theaters ahead of an expected Best International Feature Film nod, which could push the lauded movie beyond its dismal initial results in […]

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‘1917’ Expands with Excellent $36.5 Million Weekend

Universal’s 1917 made the most of strong word of mouth and two Golden Globe wins, topping the weekend box office with ease as it expanded nationwide following two weeks in limited release. Meanwhile, Paramount’s Like a Boss fell a bit shy of its pre-weekend expectations and Fox’s Underwater drowned. WB’s expansion of Just Mercy, however, […]

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‘1917’ Battles to $3.25 Million at Thursday Box Office in Expansion to Wide Release

Fresh off a Golden Globe win for Best Picture, Sam Mendes’ and Universal’s war epic “1917” earned $3.25 million in box office previews from 2,900 on Thursday as the film expands into wide release on 3,434 North American screens this weekend.So far the movie has earned an estimated $5.97 million at the box office after […]

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‘1917’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “1917.”Ads placed for the drama had an estimated media value of $10.41 million through Sunday for 692 national ad airings on 30 networks. (Spend figures […]

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‘1917’ Starts Strong, ‘Just Mercy’ Shows Promise, But ‘Uncut Gems’ Dominates Box Office

“1917” (Universal) is the standout new limited release, placing it among the best of the year and boosting its upcoming dates and awards chances. “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros.) and “Clemency” (Neon), both serious dramas focusing on the death penalty, weren’t as strong but each performed at the levels expected.“Uncut Gems” (A24), hardly typical wide-release holiday […]

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‘Just Mercy’ Director Destin Daniel Cretton on His Successful Dynamic with Star Michael B. Jordan

From director/co-writer Destin Daniel Cretton and based on the award-winning nonfiction bestseller of the same name by Bryan Stevenson, the real-life drama Just Mercy follows a young lawyer and his inspiring pursuit of justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson headed to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, and while there, he came across the […]

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