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‘Where The Crawdads Sing’: ‘Normal People’s’ Daisy Edgar-Jones Set To Lead In Adaptation Of Bestselling Novel

Daisy Edgar-Jones is quickly becoming a star to keep an eye on, with a breakout performance in this year’s “Normal People,” as well as roles in “Cold Feet” and the “War of the Worlds” miniseries. Now, Edgar-Jones is getting the lead role in a Hollywood feature film she deserves in the upcoming adaptation of “Where […]

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Water Cooler: The Last Dance, Best in Show, War of the Worlds, Magic For Humans, Braven, Looney Tunes, Homecoming, Ilm, Community & More

On the May 22, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Opening Banter: Ben will return next week! At The Water Cooler: What […]

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‘War of the Worlds’ Review: The Sci-Fi Classic Gets the ‘Walking Dead’ Treatment on Epix

The entertainment landscape is not exactly hurting for adaptations of H.G. Wells’ alien invasion novel War of the Worlds. We’ve got em’, from the 1938 radio drama that basically pranked the world into a panic, to Steven Spielberg’s underrated 2005 take that saw Tom Cruise sprinting through the apocalypse. It’s a great story, and every […]

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With ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Munich’, Steven Spielberg Confronted the War on Terror

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. In this edition: War of the Worlds and Munich.) In 1993, Steven Spielberg reached the pinnacle of his career. The perfect encapsulation of his considerable talents. In June of […]

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‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Rising Up Tom Cruise Box Office Records

The latest installment of the ‘Mission: Impossible‘ franchise has only been in U.S. theaters for a week but is already proving one of Tom Cruise’s biggest box-office hits.The sixth part of the spy thriller series took $61.2 million on its opening weekend, setting a new record for the franchise in which Cruise plays secret agent […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’ Reigns With Franchise-Best $61.5 Million

Cue Henry Cavill’s shotgun arms! To the surprise of absolutely no one, Mission: Impossible – Fallout absolutely dominated the box office this weekend, exceeding expectations to take in $61.5 million in its first-weekend debut. The numbers are good enough for a franchise high—the film hauled in $6 million more in its opening weekend than Mission: […]

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‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Debuts With Franchise Best, $61.5M Opening

This weekend saw Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout top the weekend box office with the franchise’s largest three-day opening as well as star Tom Cruise’s second largest opening of his career. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’s animated feature Teen Titans Go! To the Movies struggled and fell short of expectations. Overall, the weekend was up ~6% compared […]

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Steven Spielberg Tackling DC Comics Movie ‘Blackhawk’

Steven Spielberg is jumping into the world of DC Comics.The iconic filmmaker is tackling his first DC Comics property, the World War II action-adventure hero Blackhawk.Spielberg, along with his Amblin Entertainment, will produce Blackhawk for Warner Bros., and is developing it as a directing vehicle, the studio announced Tuesday. The move reteams him with the […]

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