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‘Black Is King’ Trailer: Beyoncé Makes Her Disney+ Debut with New Visual Album

Queen Bey is coming to Disney+. The streamer has dropped a powerful first trailer for a surprise new visual album written and directed by Beyoncé, titled “Black Is King.” Beyoncé’s first directorial effort since the 2019 Netflix documentary film “Homecoming,” “Black Is King” will premiere globally on Disney+ on July 31, 2020, and will arrive […]

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Lockdown watch: Nick Broomfield on The Grinch, Pets and Pink Panther

The documentary-maker is locked down with a seven-year-old which means that family films edge out Citizen KaneRead all the other Lockdown watch choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI wish I could send over a list of all the great films I am catching up with during the lockdown: Citizen Kane, Nanook of the North, […]

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Taking the Mickey: how Disney swallowed up all of culture

Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars… the Mouse House’s empire keeps on expanding. But have recent developments shown the chinks in its armour?So all-consuming and all-conquering has Disney become, it even owns the rights to its analogies now. First Disney was Marvel supervillain Thanos, relentlessly acquiring pop culture’s Infinity Stones including Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel itself – […]

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Harrison Ford’s ‘Call of the Wild’ to Lose $50 Million at Box Office

Harrison Ford’s canine adventure “The Call of the Wild” is shaping up to be the latest box office dud for the Disney-owned 20th Century.The film, based on Jack London’s best-selling novel, has made $45 million in the U.S. and $79 million globally after two weeks in theaters. That wouldn’t be a bad result, had “The […]

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‘Lion King’ Visual Effects Team’s Toughest Job Was Actually What Audiences Never Saw [Oscars]

It’s one thing to remake “The Jungle Book” into a digital wonder, but another to transform a certified animated classic such as “The Lion King” into a “live-action” CG blockbuster. That’s what the now Oscar-nominated team for Jon Favreau’s adaptation had to consider before they segued to the new production. Basically, how do you tackle […]

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‘Birds of Prey’ Director Cathy Yan Reveals the Crucial Advice Patty Jenkins Gave Her

Just months after Cathy Yan’s feature directing debut, Shanghai-set ensemble comedy “Dead Pigs,” made a big splash at Sundance in 2018, the Chinese-born filmmaker landed a gig helming a giant studio franchise movie, the DC Comics adaptation “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn),” starring Margot Robbie.Going straight from indie buzz […]

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‘Bambi’ Live-Action Remake Lands ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Chaos Walking’ Writers

On the heels of 2019’s “The Lion King,” another Disney animated classic is getting the live-action treatment as “Bambi” has landed the writers behind “Captain Marvel” and “Chaos Walking.”Disney has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Lindsey Beer to write the script for the live-action remake of the 1942 animated classic.Depth of Field (“The Farewell”), the production […]

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U.S. Movie Admissions Plunge 4.6% in 2019 Amid Box Office Decline

U.S. movie admissions slid 4.6% last year to 1.24 billion, the second lowest admissions number during the current century, the National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato) has reported.North American box office for the year declined 4.1% to $11.4 billion, Nato said Friday. That figure was in line with the estimate released at the end of […]

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Elton John’s ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ Rockets to Front of Oscar Songs Pack

Elton John could take home his second Oscar and longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin his first, as their song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” was among the best song nominees at Monday’s Oscar nomination announcements.The two have already taken home the Golden Globe for their closing song in the John biopic, their first […]

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‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ Among 2020 Ves Awards Nominees

The Visual Effects Society revealed their 2020 Ves Awards nominees and “Alita: Battle Angel” and “The Lion King” led all films with five nominations each. “The Irishman” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” took four nods each. On the television side, “The Mandalorian” and “Game of Thrones” earned six nominations each. “Strange Things” and […]

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