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Alex Kurtzman Says ‘The Mummy’ Was “Brutal,” But “The Failure Rebuilt Him Into A Tougher, Clearer Filmmaker”

When it comes to recent Hollywood franchise failures, there’s none worse than Universal‘s short-lived Dark Universe and the film that sank it, Alex Kurtzman‘s 2017 film, “The Mummy.” And what a disaster that movie was. Critics reviled the film, audiences chose to keep going to “Wonder Woman” and the latest “Pirates Of The Caribbean” movie […]

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As Chris Pine Readies for His Next Hollywood Chapter, He’s Intent on One Thing: ‘Following the Giggle’

Chris Pine doesn’t have a to-do list, but that doesn’t mean his career choices aren’t intentional. Mostly, the actor and producer told IndieWire, he looks for projects with a single defining characteristic: They have to be great. Over the course of the past two decades, that’s led Pine to a variety of gigs, and the […]

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Producer Charles Roven Takes ‘Uncharted’ Path Through Changing Movie Business

The strong debut of Sony Pictures’ “Uncharted” at the box office last month came a happy sign that moviegoing is back to normal-ish levels as families returned to multiplexes for the Tom Holland-starrer based on the PlayStation video game franchise.Behind the scenes, “Uncharted” is also a textbook case of a movie that needed seasoned and […]

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Peter Jackson sells special effects studio Weta Digital for $1.63bn

The Wellington-based studio built characters and scenes for films including Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Wonder Woman and Planet of the ApesThe special effects studio co-founded by Sir Peter Jackson, which has brought blockbusters including Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones to life, has been sold for more than $1.6bn, in the latest […]

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David Thewlis: ‘It does get to you, spending more waking hours as a character than oneself’

The actor on his new novel about an irascible director, his faux-feud with Christopher Eccleston and his ‘secret’ marriageBlackpool-born David Thewlis, 58, studied acting at Guildhall school of music and drama. His breakout role was the lead in Mike Leigh’s 1993 film Naked, for which he won the best actor award at Cannes. Subsequent film […]

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‘Black Widow’ delivers big preview tally before US opening

Disney’s latest Marvel Studios release is on track for a $70m-$80m weekend.Marvel Studios’ Black Widow has made a strong start at the North American box office, taking $13.2m from Thursday (July 8) evening preview screenings according to distributor Disney.That puts the eagerly awaited release ahead of Thursday preview showings by pre-pandemic Marvel titles including Ant-Man […]

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Superhero Bits: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Vinyl Soundtrack, Miss Minutes Will Return to ‘Loki’ & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.) In this edition of Superhero Bits: The […]

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‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’: Matthew Robinson to Write Script

Matthew Robinson (“The Invention of Lying”) will write the screenplay to “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” for Lucasfilm and Disney according to an individual with knowledge of the project.Patty Jenkins will direct the next “Star Wars” feature film, opening in theaters on Christmas Day 2023.The original film will follow the fighter pilots across the “Star Wars” […]

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Patty Jenkins’ ‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’ Taps Matthew Robinson to Write

Writer Matthew Robinson is heading to a galaxy far, far away.After fleshing out the world that never lies in “The Invention of Lying” and the monster apocalypse in “Love and Monsters,” Matthew Robinson is penning the script for Patty Jenkins’ “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron,” which is currently scheduled to be released on Dec. 22, 2023.While […]

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Move Over, Patty Jenkins: How China’s Jia Ling Became the World’s Highest-Grossing Female Director

She may not be a household name anywhere other than her native China, but Chinese helmer Jia Ling has officially overtaken Patty Jenkins as the world’s highest-grossing female director for a single film.After an extended three-month run, Jia’s Chinese New Year blockbuster “Hi, Mom,” finally left Chinese theaters Tuesday. It has grossed $838 million (RMB5.41 […]

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