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Ethan Hawke Wins Best Actor at the Spirit Awards, and the Oscar Should’ve Been Next

Ethan Hawke has won the Indie Spirit Award for Best Male Lead thanks to his performance in Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed.” The victory is the latest in a long line of award wins Hawke received this season, including Best Actor accolades from major critic groups such as the New York Film Critics Circle and the […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ Might Head the Class of First Features

From the stripped-down authenticity of Jonah Hill’s “Mid90s,” to the fed-up outcry of Carlos López Estrada’s “Blindspotting,” to the prestige Oscar-bait trappings of Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born,” 2018’s class of debut filmmaking talent built impressively on the promise of cinema’s future. Directors such as Ari Aster (“Hereditary”), Aneesh Chaganty (“Searching”), Josie Rourke (“Mary […]

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Exclusive: Sarah Paulson to Star in Thriller ‘Run’ from ‘Searching’ Filmmakers

Emmy winner Sarah Paulson is set to star in the Lionsgate thriller Run, which hails from the creative team behind the acclaimed indie movie Searching, Collider has exclusively learned. The story follows a teenage girl — raised in total isolation by her mother (Paulson) — whose life begins to unravel as she discovers her mother […]

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Tops Labor Day Weekend, ‘Fallout’ is Big in China & ‘Incredibles 2’ Tops $600 Million

It was a big weekend for milestones as Crazy Rich Asians continued its stellar run, finishing atop the weekend box office for the third weekend in a row and topping $110 million domestically. Meanwhile, Sony’s Searching delivered a strong performance in expanded release while Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout made a big splash in China […]

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It’s Going to be a ‘Crazy Rich’ Labor Day Weekend

Look forward to another “crazy rich” weekend as the Labor Day holiday will push Crazy Rich Asians near (if not over) $120 million domestically. Meanwhile, Sony is expanding the reach of their cyber-thriller Searching after its limited debut last weekend while Lionsgate releases Kin and MGM’s Operation Finale continues its roll-out following its Wednesday opening. […]

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Dominates the Competition in Its Second Weekend

It was another crazy rich weekend for Warner Bros.’s Crazy Rich Asians, which dropped just 5.7% in its second weekend based on estimates, and if last weekend’s performance is any indication, don’t be surprised to see that weekend number climb once actuals are received on Monday afternoon. As for the weekend’s new wide releases, both […]

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Water Cooler: Walter Mitty, Annihilation, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Mission: Impossible, Rampage, Searching, Blindspotting & More

On the July 24, 2018 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 writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista we’ll discuss what we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler and answer some listener mail in The Mail […]

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Lionsgate to Develop Thriller ‘Run’ From ‘Searching’ Filmmakers (Exclusive)

After a highly competitive bid, Lionsgate has acquired the original screenplay “Run” by the writing team of Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian and placed the project on fast-track development.The studio plans to shoot “Run” in the fall. The story centers on a homeschooled teenager who begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret […]

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Film News Roundup: The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Set for Re-Release in July

In today’s film news roundup, “Yellow Submarine” gets a re-release, Meg Ryan gets an honor and John Cho’s “Searching” will open the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.Re-releaseAbramorama has agreed with Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group to re-release The Beatles’ animated feature film, “Yellow Submarine,” in North America in July in celebration of […]

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Film News Roundup: John Cho’s Thriller ‘Searching’ Set for Crowded August Weekend

In today’s film news roundup. John Cho’s “Searching” becomes the sixth film to open on Aug. 3, Sam Claflin’s crime thriller “The Corrupted” has started shooting and a historical sexual harrassment movie is in the works.Release DateScreen Gems has set its John Cho thriller “Searching” for an Aug. 3 release, becoming the sixth release to […]

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