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‘Detective Pikachu’ Looks for Strong Opening While ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Set to Top $700M

Mother’s Day weekend is looking as if it will be yet another Avengers-led weekend at the box office as Avengers: Endgame will become only the fourth film ever to top $700 million at the domestic box office this weekend, but this holiday weekend won’t only be about Avengers. Warner Bros. is releasing the highly anticipated […]

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‘Tolkien’ Director Said Working With Estate Would Have ‘Suffocated’ the Film

The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien issued a statement earlier this month saying it did not “approve” nor “endorse” Dome Karukoski’s biopic “Tolkien,” starring Nicholas Hoult as the “Lord of the Rings” author and Lily Collins as his wife, Edith Bratt. However, at a post-screening Q&A in New York City May 1 (conducted by this writer), […]

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Family Disavows Fox Searchlight Biopic, Says ‘It Does Not Approve’ of Film

J.R.R. Tolkien’s family and the Tolkien Estate have come forward to disavow the upcoming Fox Searchlight biopic that stars “X-Men” actor Nicholas Hoult as the iconic “Lord of the Rings” author. The film, titled “Tolkien,” is set for release next month. A statement released by both parties says they want to “make clear that they […]

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‘Tolkien’ Trailer: Explore The Formative Years Of The Legendary ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Author

Never let a good property die, or, at least keep the door open for side reentry in case. This seems to be the idea of “Tolkien,” Focus Features new film about “The Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien. No, it’s not another ‘Hobbit’ movie or a ‘Lotr’ spin-off like “The Silmarillion.” Instead, it looks […]

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Daily Podcast: A Quiet Place 2, HBO’s Pay Gap, NOS4A2, Foundation, Star Wars, Westworld, Tolkien, and More

On the April 10, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about A Quiet Place 2, HBO’s pay gap, Foundation, Star Wars, Westworld, a new J.R.R. Tolkien novel, and two upcoming movies starring Dave Bautista. You can subscribe […]

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