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‘Over the Moon’ Trailer: Netflix Gets Animated Over the Chinese Moon Goddess Legend

Netflix dropped the first trailer Tuesday for its upcoming animated feature, “Over the Moon” (coming in the fall), a wondrous update of the Chinese Moon Goddess fable, directed by former Disney legend and Oscar winner Glen Keane (“Dear Basketball”). The co-production with Pearl Studio (“Abominable”) was animated at Sony Pictures Imageworks, with Oscar winner John […]

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Issa Rae on Her On-Screen Romances: ‘There Are People Who Don’t Procreate With Just White People’

Issa Rae co-stars in two romantic movies with leading men of color this year: “The Photograph,” a drama with Lakeith Stanfield, and the upcoming rom-com “The Lovebirds” with Kumail Nanjiani. Rae said the former — written and directed by Stella Meghie — echoes the nostalgia of one of her favorite films centered on black love, […]

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‘Vida’ Director Joins Universal’s ‘Talent Show’ From ‘The Hate U Give’ Producers (Exclusive)

Gandja Monteiro, who has gained recognition for her work on Starz’s series “Vida,” will direct Universal Pictures’ “Talent Show,” based on an idea by Duane Adler from the “Step Up” franchise.Lena Waithe wrote the latest version of the script, with an earlier version by Adler. “The Hate U Give” producers George Tillman Jr. and Robert […]

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‘The Eddy’: Amandla Stenberg Cast as Andre Holland’s Daughter in Damien Chazelle’s Musical Netflix Series

“The Eddy” doesn’t have many official cast members yet, but Netflix’s impending Paris-set musical series is off to a solid start. After announcing that Andre Holland would lead the show as listless jazz pianist Elliott Udo, Netflix announced on Monday that Amandla Stenberg has been cast to play his daughter.The official announcement describes Stenberg’s character […]

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See You Yesterday review – poignant time travel caper is a Netflix win

This engaging, often ingenious, Spike Lee-produced adventure sees two teens try to stop a police shooting by going back in timeIn the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed a glut of film-makers and screenwriters responding to the increase in publicised, and often iPhone-recorded, incidents of unarmed black men being shot and killed by racist police […]

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Film News Roundup: Sabrina Carpenter to Star in ‘Work It’ Dance Comedy

In today’s film news roundup, Sabrina Carpenter gets a starring role, Spike Lee’s “Son of the South” adds to its cast and inspirational drama “Edie” gets North American distribution.CastingsSinger-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter will star in Stx’s dance-themed comedy “Work It” from STXfilms and Alloy Entertainment.Alicia Keys is producing with Elysa Koplovitz Dutton and Leslie Morgenstein from […]

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Film News Roundup: Angie Thomas’ ‘On the Come Up’ Moves to Paramount From Fox

In today’s film news roundup, Angie Thomas’ “On the Come Up” gets a new home, Luc Besson’s “Anna” gets a release date and Roy Lee and Jon Berg announce a Vertigo promotion.Paramount PurchaseParamount has bought the movie rights to Angie Thomas’ bestseller “On the Come Up” from the now-shuttered Fox 2000 division.It’s the second Fox […]

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Film News Roundup: Audrey Wells Scholarships Launched by UCLA, China’s Pearl Studio

In today’s film news roundup, Pearl Studio and UCLA start a “Say Yes!” scholarship in memory of Audrey Well; Gina Lollobrigida and Claudia Cardinale are honored; and the “General Magic” documentary gets bought.Scholarships UnveiledChina’s Pearl Studio has made a gift of $100,000 for endowed scholarships to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in […]

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‘Boy Erased’ Opens Well at the Strong Fall Specialty Box Office

So far this fall’s specialized box office is performing better than last year. The string of strong openings continues with another initial limited release: Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased” (Focus Features) showed significant initial interest in its first three cities. The thoughtful gay conversion drama is the latest of several above-average openings drawing a diverse range […]

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