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Will ‘Venom’ Be the Next Hollywood Film With China Trouble After ‘The Eternals,’ ’Shang-Chi’ and ‘Black Widow’?

Yet another week has passed without any news of a release date for Sony’s “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which debuted stateside Oct. 1.In China, rumors have quietly circulated that it may be due to two ‘anti-China’ interviews that star Tom Hardy gave at Cannes back in 2012 while promoting the film “Lawless.”Asked at the […]

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Why Francis Ford Coppola Was Nearly Fired During The Godfather’s Production

While Mario Puzo’s book “The Godfather” isn’t usually mentioned in the canon of the Great American Novel, Francis Ford Coppola’s film adaptation is unquestionably one of the Great American Movies. In the 10th-anniversary edition of the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Movies list, “The Godfather” was second only to “Citizen Kane.” However, Coppola’s reputation as the premier auteur of […]

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Inside the Violent Shootout Scene in ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ (Exclusive)

Spoiler Warning: This story discusses a major sequence in “The Many Saints of Newark,” currently playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.Part of the enduring appeal of “The Sopranos” was how the HBO series operated in counterpoint to decades of organized crime myth-making by Hollywood, from Warner Bros. gangster pictures of the 1930s up […]

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The 10 Biggest Takeaways From Variety’s Virtual Truth Seekers Summit

From RZA to Jon Favreau, artists, filmmakers, journalists and activists gathered on Aug. 26 for Variety‘s inaugural Truth Seekers Summit, in partnership with Rolling Stone and presented by Showtime Documentary Films.The summit explored the art of documentary and investigative storytelling. Here are 10 takeaways from the two-day event.RZA Was Inspired By Robert De Niro In […]

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8 Classic Al Pacino Movies to Stream and Buy on Blu-Ray

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.From “The Godfather,” to “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Serpico,” and “Scarface,” Al Pacino is one of the greatest actors to […]

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Marlon Brando’s Acting Style Was Ahead of Its Time

In the 1970s, Marlon Brando was unforgettable as “The Godfather” and shocked filmgoers with his powerful performance in “Last Tango in Paris.” The two-time Oscar winner, who would have turned 97 on April 3, made the role of Colonel Kurtz his own in “Apocalypse Now” and negotiated a stunning payday to play Superman’s father Jor-el.But […]

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‘The Offer’: Dexter Fletcher To Direct Paramount+ Series About The Making Of ‘The Godfather’

You can safely say, based on his output in “Rocketman” and the Oscar-winning film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Dexter Fletcher is a filmmaker that understands how to craft a biopic. So, when the folks at Paramount+ were looking for a director for “The Offer,” based on the story of how “The Godfather” was made, Fletcher got the […]

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Armie Hammer’s ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Role to Be Recast Amid Social Media Scandal

Armie Hammer is stepping away from his role opposite Jennifer Lopez in “Shotgun Wedding,” Variety has confirmed.“Given the imminent start date of ‘Shotgun Wedding’, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision,” said a production spokesperson. Hammer’s role in the film will be recast.Hammer was most recently […]

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‘The Exorcist’: The Strange Path to Massive Success for the Unlikely Christmas Smash

Christmas Day is one of the biggest moviegoing days of the year. New holiday release always open by then, and often do so the Friday before. But not the day after.“The Exorcist” opened on December 26, 1973.Director William Friedkin, interviewed by Peter Biskind in 1996, was still angry about it, arguing that the studio’s release […]

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