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Can a ‘dark’ Pinocchio reignite Disney’s live-action remake strand?

Despite the surprisingly gruesome source material, the new remake looks to be playing it safe with genteel morality. Will it work for the House of Mouse?How do you solve a problem like Disney’s live action remakes? Well, from the Mouse House’s point of view, it’s arguable whether there really is any problem at all. After […]

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“Elvis’s Eyes Were Very Special”: Dp Mandy Walker on Elvis

While the use of larger format sensors like the Alexa Lf and the Sony Venice has continued to accelerate—increasingly eclipsing Super35 as the default for robustly budgeted digital cinematography—the sprawling canvas offered by the Alexa 65 has remained more of a specialty, employed by projects seeking a scope of particularly monumental proportions. That’s exactly how […]

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China Box Office: Donnie Yen Actioner ‘Raging Fire’ Sparks Up Screens Despite Broader Sales Slump

Donnie Yen-starring action thriller “Raging Fire” roared to the top this weekend in China with a $37.2 million opening, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway, but its sales were far from enough to revive China’s slumping ticket sales.Yen was last seen on Chinese screens last year in Disney’s “Mulan,” which performed worse than expected. […]

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‘Mad Max’ Fans and More Raise Over $70,000 to Fund Brain Surgery for Injured Furiosa Stunt Woman

Fans of stunt woman Dayna Grant have donated over $73,000 and counting to help raise money for surgery after the stunt performer sustained a head injury while on set. As detailed by an official crowdfunding campaign, Grant was “experiencing symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury” after the injury and was later diagnosed with an “8mm Aneurysm […]

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China Box Office: Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Struts to $1.8 Million Opening Day

Disney’s “Cruella” strut into China on Sunday with a $1.78 million opening day, coming in sixth in a slow weekend behind reigning box office champ “F9,” according to data from Maoyan.Day one China figures for “Cruella” were less than a fourth of the $7.7 million the film grossed on its May 28 opening day in […]

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Coming to Theaters and Disney Plus Premier Access in July

“Jungle Cruise,” a big-budget family adventure starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, will premiere simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus on July 30.The film will be available to rent on Disney Plus Premier Access. Disney used a similar strategy with “Mulan” and “Raya and the Last Dragon” and plans to debut upcoming films such […]

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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and ‘Mulan’ Lead Costume Designers Guild Award Winners

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Mulan” led the 23rd annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.In the excellence in period film category, Oscar nominee Ann Roth won for her work on “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Bina Daigeler, who is also an Oscar nominee, was recognized for her work on “Mulan,” winning the excellence in sci-fi/fantasy film award.For […]

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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘Promising Young Woman,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Sew Up Costume Designers Guild Awards

Another day in April means another virtual awards show keeping zoom cameras busy. Monday evening was left for the Costume Designer Guild who, as expected, brought the looks for their ceremony even if it was in their own living rooms. The big news, however, was Oscar frontrunner Ann Roth duplicating her BAFTA Award win with […]

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China Celebrities Stoke Nationalist Firestorm Against Foreign Brands Concerned By Xinjiang

A larger number of Chinese celebrities expressed support on Thursday for a nationalistic backlash against foreign-owned consumer goods brands that have expressed concern over the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang Province. At least 40 Chinese stars canceled high-profile, lucrative sponsorship contracts.Among them were Zhou Dongyu and Jackson Yee, the stars of the best foreign […]

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