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After Oscar Winners ‘Get Out’ and ‘The Shape of Water,’ Could ‘A Quiet Place’ Tickle the Academy’s Genre Fancy?

With a monster (no pun intended) opening weekend box office haul and one of the most impressive critical approval ratings of the year so far, John Krasinski’s hushed thriller “A Quiet Place” is stirring its share of awards talk. We’re certainly in a new Oscar era, but can the buzz hold?Just over a month ago, […]

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‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Deadpool 2’ Colorist Skip Kimball Joins Efilm

Colorist Skip Kimball, whose 30-year career has encompassed such high-profile projects as “Avatar,” has joined post-production shop Efilm following six years as senior colorist at Technicolor.Kimball recently completed work on seasons 1 and 2 of the Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” (pictured) on Netflix for executive producer Shawn Levy and is currently on “Deadpool 2” for […]

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Hugh Jackman Eyes ‘Bad Education’ as Next Pic From ‘La La Land’ Producer Fred Berger (Exclusive)

Hugh Jackman looks to have found his next project as the A-list star is in talks to star in the Automatik pic “Bad Education.”“I Think We’re Alone Now” scribe Mike Makowsky penned the script. Cory Finley, who recently directed the Sundance darling “Thoroughbreds,” will direct.Though plot details are being kept under wraps, the script, which […]

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‘Jungle Cruise’ Taps British Comedian Jack Whitehall to Star With Dwayne Johnson (Exclusive)

Rising British comedian and actor Jack Whitehall will join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s “The Jungle Cruise,” sources tell Variety.Whitehall will play Blunt’s brother in the film — a key role in the storyline.Jaume Collet-Serra is on board to direct the movie based on the classic theme park attraction, which operates in several […]

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‘Logan’ Team Of Mangold And Frank To Adapt Don Winslow’s ‘The Force’

After sharing an Oscar nomination for “Logan,” James Mangold and Scott Frank are reuniting to work on the film adaptation of Don Winslow‘s crime novel, “The Force.” Frank and Mangold earned Best Adapted Screenplay nominations for their unique story about former X-Man, Wolverine. Now the writing pair is revisiting the noir aspects of their aforementioned […]

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Rule Saturn Awards Nominations

Disney dominated the Saturn Awards nominations on Thursday morning.Marvel’s “Black Panther” nabbed a leading 14 noms, followed by Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with 13.The winners of the 44th annual awards show will be announced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films in June.Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” and […]

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Beyond ‘Black Panther,’ Studios Are Losing Interest in the Domestic Blockbuster

As expected, last week “Black Panther” passed $1 billion worldwide when China opened to strong numbers. Overseas, the Marvel title now ranks above nearly all recent comic-book movie adaptations. Next week, it should cross $600 million in North America.This is wonderful news on many levels: For Marvel and for Disney, certainly; for diversity representation in […]

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‘Get Out’, ‘Call Me By your Name’ win at 2018 Writers Guild Awards

The Handmaid’s Tale takes home two prizes in TV category.Jordan Peele won best original screenplay at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards for Get Out, while James Ivory won the adapted screenplay award for Call Me by Your Name.The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East handed out the prizes at […]

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