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‘Mayor Of Kingstown’ Trailer: Jeremy Renner Stars In A New Crime & Corruption Series From Taylor Sheridan

We’ve said it once before; we’ll say it again. Taylor Sheridan, the creator of ViacomCBS‘ hit series “Yellowstone,” has become the Martin Scorsese of Paramount+. Meaning? Sheridan essentially has carte blanche to do what he wants there now that “Yellowstone” is a massive hit. Known for writing “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water,” before he […]

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‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Trailer: Taylor Sheridan’s New Neo-Western Thriller Stars Angelina Jolie

When Taylor Sheridan‘s name is attached to a project, genre fans take notice. The writer/director’s grim blend of noir and western tropes makes him of American cinema’s most distinctive voices right now. His debut screenplay for Denis Villeneuve‘s 2015 film “Sicario” first put moviegoers at attention, and his follow-up “Hell Or High Water” notched him […]

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Indies Fight to Survive as Marketplace Undergoes Radical Changes

For CinemaCon’s annual gathering of theater owners in Las Vegas, the Motion Picture Assn. of America released a new report showing a 6% drop in theatrical attendance in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, representing a 22-year low.Though the breakout success of “Black Panther” is likely to quiet some worries about superhero fatigue, distributors and […]

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Comedies Reign as Kim Kardashian Boosts ‘Flower’ and ‘The Death of Stalin’ Tops Tepid Specialty Box Office

Holdover “The Death of Stalin” (IFC) led the way as the specialized market transitions to post-awards season titles. Its second weekend was at the level of “Wind River,” the last specialized success without an award-season boost ($33 million total).This is balm for art houses starving for new product after the long run of awards titles […]

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Film Review: ‘Juggernaut’

Though it attracted no love from Oscar voters, “Wind River,” a rural indie noir, was one of last year’s success stories, proving that audiences have a taste for such well-plotted if low-key mysteries, if they’re able to find them. “Juggernaut,” which gets a very limited U.S. theatrical launch from LevelFilm (simultaneous with its on-demand release) […]

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Specialty Box Office Heads for Cliff After Oscars

The specialty market has thrived this awards season, which will boost Sunday’s winners before diving off a precipitous cliff unless some fresh strong titles arrive to save the day. The problem is that little has opened recently to fill the Oscar void that will be left when award season hits led by “The Shape of […]

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‘Yellowstone’ Trailer: Taylor Sheridan and Kevin Costner Team Up for Modern Cowboy TV Drama

Whether it’s the movies he’s written, “Sicario” or “Hell or High Water,” or his directorial debut “Wind River,” Taylor Sheridan has based a thriving career on examining the true nature of masculinity. “Yellowstone,” his debut TV series for the ever-growing Paramount Network is the latest entry in Sheridan projects trying to figure out whether all […]

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‘Yellowstone’ Trailer: All Men Are Bad In Taylor Sheridan’s New Series

It’s a shame that “Sicario” and “Hell Or High Water” screenwriter Taylor Sheridan‘s directorial debut “Wind River” was tarnished by The Weinstein Company implosion. Who knows what could’ve happened had it entered the awards race without that cloud hanging over it (even as the team behind the movie distanced themselves entirely from the distributor). Nonetheless, […]

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