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‘Unhinged’, Spanish comedy ‘Father There Is Only One 2’ spark international box office

Comedy sequel sees Spanish audiences defy Covid with biggest opening of 2020.Russell Crowe road-rage thriller Unhinged released in 19 international markets last Friday, proving a notable draw in Australia, where the film opened with AUD798,000 from 214 cinemas in four days for distributor Studiocanal, achieving 39% market share.That’s a big step up from the previous […]

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Water Cooler: Floor is Lava, Warning: Do Not Play, Undertaker: The Last Ride, The King of Staten Island, A Whisker Away, Adventures of Tintin, Brahms: The Boy II, Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2

On the June 24, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been Doing: […]

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Marisa Tomei Says She “Really Regrets” Shifting To Mom Roles And Craves Expending Into Other Genres

Marisa Tomei won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1993 for her role in “My Cousin Vinny,” but like many other actors, she finds herself being typecast in one particular role most of the time.Read More: ‘The King Of Staten Island’: A Charming Cast Energizes A Formulaic Story In Judd Apatow’s Latest [Review]Tomei, who […]

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‘King of Staten Island’ Costume Designer Sarah Mae Burton on Creating Pete Davidson’s Look

Though “The King of Staten Island” is based in part on the real life of Pete Davidson, costume designer Sarah Mae Burton (“The Big Sick”) knew she didn’t want Davidson’s character to look like the “SNL” cast member.“Pete has a distinctive style [“scrumbo” — logos, sweats, Hawaiian shirts and neon] in the media, and we […]

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Why Judd Apatow Hired ‘There Will Be Blood’ Dp Robert Elswit to Shoot a Comedy

Judd Apatow makes big commercial comedies, and “The King of Staten Island” is no exception. However, while developing the project with Pete Davidson and drawing on the comic actor’s personal life, Apatow decided he needed to capture the rough-and-tumble nature of the character’s experiences. As a result, the movie has a more naturalistic quality than […]

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‘The High Note’ Starts Strong on VOD as Netflix’s ‘Lovebirds’ Drops Fast

Almost four months after indoor theaters shut down, a small fraction are reopening around the country. Drive-ins continue to lead grosses: IFC Films’ “The Wretched” is a standout success. That’s because IFC reports those drive-in numbers. Universal does not: they had the real #1 grosser for the eighth straight weekMeanwhile, at-home movie-watching habits are evolving […]

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Critics’ Dialogue: Should the Oscars Recognize Films That Are Streaming Only?

As Hollywood adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of film distributors have chosen to scrap their theatrical release plans and launch certain titles on streaming services instead. That raised the question of whether those movies, such as “Trolls World Tour” or “Capone” or “The King of Staten Island,” would be eligible for Academy Awards. […]

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‘The King of Staten Island’ Featurette Wants to Introduce You to Pete Davidson

Even if you don’t watch Saturday Night Live, you probably know who Pete Davidson is. Be it from tabloid headlines, appearances in other media, or just general osmosis. But on the off chance that you don’t know who Pete Davidson is, this new King of Staten Island featurette might help. This behind-the-scenes look at the […]

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Trump Wants Movie Theaters Reopened, But Blockbusters Will Be Slow to Return

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that cinemas might slowly be able to reopen in the coming months. The news, tucked into a larger set of guidelines detailing when — and how — the U.S. economy can resume during the coronavirus pandemic, was a beacon of hope for movie theater owners, whose business has been devastated […]

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SXSW Filmmakers and Community React to Festival’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Cancellation

With SXSW now cancelled, filmmakers and other talent with projects at the festival are now adrift, with nowhere to premiere their films, many of which were bowing for the first time at the Austin festival. The city is currently in a state of emergency over coronavirus concerns, with 19 reported cases of Covid-19 confirmed so […]

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