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‘The War With Grandpa’ Tops ‘Tenet’ at Domestic Box Office

“The War With Grandpa,” a Robert De Niro comedy about the battle between a wily septuagenarian and his grandson over a bedroom, was originally supposed to hit theaters in 2018.Plans changed after Harvey Weinstein, the indie film producer whose company The Weinstein Company financed the “Home Alone” knockoff, was exposed as a serial sexual harasser […]

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Tesla review – portrait of an inventor out of step with his time

Ethan Hawke and Kyle MacLachlan star in Michael Almereyda’s humorous and ambitious film about the under-appreciated visionaryEvery historical drama involves some element of pure invention: maybe it happened like this? Perhaps she said it like that? But Michael Almereyda’s biopic of the Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943), is rather more open about this […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Current War’ Gets Awards-Season Release

David Glasser’s 101 Studios is positioning the long-shelved and revamped “The Current War,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, for an awards-season release in October.101 Studios announced Tuesday that the film would open in limited release on Oct. 4, then go wide on the following weekend. The film presents the story of the “war of […]

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Idris Elba Set to Direct, Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix

Idris Elba is set to star in, direct and produce a modern retelling of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Netflix, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.The film is currently untitled. Elba will also produce the music for the feature. Producers on the project include Fred Berger (“La La Land”) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Midnight Special”) […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch “Fine” to Wait for ‘Current War’ Release to Get Rid of Weinstein “Toxicity”

Benedict Cumberbatch says he’s happy to wait for the release of his Harvey Weinstein-tainted historical epic The Current War.The film, looking at the rivalry between electricity innovators Thomas Edison (played by Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), was a casualty in last year’s fallout of the revelations about the disgraced movie mogul, who acted as […]

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Deadpool 2 hindered Josh Brolin in filming Avengers: Infinity War with his co-stars

Josh Brolin couldn’t spend as much times as he would like filming scenes with his Avengers: Infinity War co-stars because of his commitments to Deadpool 2.The actor is starring as the villain Thanos in the long anticipated Infinity War but according to Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Strange, Brolin wasn’t able to perform with him […]

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