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Bleecker Street Buys Emma Mackey’s Emily Brontë Biopic From Frances O’Connor

Bleecker Street has bought the U.S. rights for writer-director Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut, “Emily,” which tells the story of author Emily Brontë’s real-life romance in the lead up to her seminal novel, “Wuthering Heights.”Bleecker Street is planning a 2023 theatrical release Stateside, while Warner Bros. will open the film wide in U.K. cinemas.Promotional materials for […]

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Year Of The Vampire: Dracula’s Daughter Is The True Queen Of The Universal Monsters

(Welcome to Year of the Vampire, a series examining the greatest, strangest, and sometimes overlooked vampire movies of all time in honor of “Nosferatu,” which turns 100 this year.)Universal Pictures set the standard for movie monsters from the 1930s-1950s, turning characters like Count Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy, The Gill Man, The […]

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‘Shadow and Bone’ Creator Eric Heisserer on Why Universal’s Original Dark Universe Plan Bombed

The writing was on the walls in 2017 when “The Mummy,” the patient zero of Universal’s planned Dark Universe mega-franchise, bombed at the box office. With projected losses of nearly $100 million for Universal Pictures, the film failed to launch what was supposed to be a sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe analog for the studio. While […]

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35 Must-See Movies Rejected by the Oscars in 2021

The long and winding road to the 93rd Academy Awards is almost over, as the 2021 Oscar winners are set to be revealed this Sunday, April 25. Expected contenders such as “Nomadland,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Mank,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Sound of Metal,” and “Minari” all racked up multiple nominations across various […]

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Australian Independent Films ‘It Only Takes a Night’ and ‘The Cost’ Head Into Production

The arrival of Hollywood superstars and government money for tentpole movies have grabbed headlines in Australia. But independent film productions are also moving ahead in post-covid Australia.Production will start next month in Perth, Western Australia on “It Only Takes A Night,” a film that is both a romantic comedy and a female empowerment movie. A […]

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Blumhouse is Producing Eight Original Horror Movies Exclusively for Epix

Blumhouse is about to bring a lot more horror to cable. The production company behind movies like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Get Out, Happy Death Day and The Invisible Man announced a new partnership that will have them developing and producing eight original horror/genre-thriller movies exclusively for the cable network Epix. Blumhouse and Epix […]

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Hollywood Music in Media Award Winners Include Scores for ‘Soul,’ ‘News of the World,’ ‘Minari,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit’

Songs or scores from “Soul,” “Minari,” “Tenet,” “News of the World,” “”Euphoria” and “The Queen’s Gambit” were among the winners Wednesday night at the 11th annual (and first virtual) Hollywood Music in Media Awards.Breaking down categories by genre affords the HMMAs the opportunity to cast a wide net in its awards. Film-related trophies went to […]

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14 Predictions for Box Office 2021, Including Fewer Theaters, Smaller Grosses, and More VOD

It would be foolish to expect the new year to bring return to box-office normalcy; much more likely that circumstances will continue evolving toward a new normal. Before we examine what that might include, let’s get the essential stats out of the way: Total 2020 domestic theatrical grosses ended up a bit over $2 billion. […]

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Channing Tatum Reuniting With Lord And Miller For Universal Monster Movie

The Dark Universe is dead, long live the Dark Universe! Despite 2017’s “The Mummy” utterly failed to launch a cinematic universe, it seems like Universal is not ready to give up on a monster universe. After the success of “The Invisible Man,” the studio is already seeing to enter its “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” […]

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‘The Invisible Man,’ ‘Call of the Wild,’ ‘The Aeronauts’ to Hit Chinese Cinemas, Bringing New Chance at Box Office Returns

It’s soon to be February again at the Chinese box office, where older pre-pandemic Hollywood titles are preparing to hit local theaters amidst a relative dearth in new foreign content.The psychological horror film “The Invisible Man,” which debuted more than eight months ago Stateside on Feb. 28, is now set to screen in the mainland […]

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