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‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Star Wars,’ Kendrick Lamar Nab World Soundtrack Awards Noms

The World Soundtrack Academy has released early nominees for the 2018 World Soundtrack Awards, celebrating 2017-18 films and series for their musical soundtracks and scores.Contenders include award veterans John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, and Carter Burwell in the film composer of the year category, recognizing a large body of film scores from Williams’ “Star Wars: The […]

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Move Over, Porgs: Baby Nifflers Are Coming to ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Star Wars: The Last Jedi introduced us to one of the most adorable creatures in pop culture with the little island-dwelling birds known as porgs. But when there’s a franchise with the title Fantastic Beasts, the battle for cutest fantasy creature isn’t an easy one, and that’s especially true with the inclusion of baby Nifflers […]

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Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ To Cross $700 Million in North America

Disney-Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is becoming the third film in history to cross the $700 million mark at the domestic box office this weekend, joining “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Avatar.”The blockbuster debuted on Feb. 16 and is now in its 25th weekend of release, showing at 25 outlets. It grossed $16,000 on Friday […]

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Listen: Benicio Del Toro Was Initially Skeptical of Doing a ‘Sicario’ Sequel

Playback is a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. New episodes air every Thursday.Sequels to movies like “Sicario” are pretty rare, so it’s a gift for an actor like Benicio Del Toro to get a chance at expanding on a character such as Alejandro, the […]

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‘Black Panther’ Reigns at Saturn Awards, ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ Top TV Field

Disney-Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther” reigned at the Saturn Awards with five wins, followed by “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with three.“Better Call Saul” and “Twin Peaks” won three Saturns each, followed by “The Walking Dead” and “Star Trek: Discovery” with two apiece.Winners of the 44th edition of Saturn Awards were announced on Wednesday night by […]

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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel Sets Official Release Date

Dwayne Johnson has unveiled an official release date of Dec. 13, 2019, for Sony’s sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”The untitled movie will open a week before Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” launches. Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman revealed in April at Cinemacon that 2017’s surprise blockbuster would be getting a sequel to premiere […]

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Box Office: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Faces Dropoff in Second Weekend

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is forecasted to earn a disappointing $29 million in its second frame from 4,381 North American locations.The Disney-Lucasfilm movie brought in $84.4 million in its opening weekend along with $63 million from overseas markets for a total of $147.4 million.Should the weekend two estimate hold, “Solo” will have declined by […]

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Box Office: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Plunging to $28 Million in Second Weekend

The fizz has gone out of The Force. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is heading for a disappointing $28 million in its second weekend in North America, early estimates showed on Friday.If the forecasts hold, the anthology movie will post a 67% decline from its Friday to Sunday opening of $84.4 million.At $28 million, “Solo: […]

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ to Roar With $140 Million U.S. Debut

Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” should bring in a healthy $140 million to $150 million in its opening weekend in North America, early tracking showed Thursday.The follow-up to the 2015 smash hit “Jurassic World” is set at the abandoned park at Isla Nublar, where the massive creatures still roam. It opens June 22.“Jurassic World” stunned […]

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