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Warner Bros. Developing 'The Accountant' Sequel With Ben Affleck

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Warner Bros. is readying a sequel for The Accountant, with Ben Affleck in talks to return to star.

Writer Bill Dubuque and director Gavin O’Connor are also in talks for the proposed sequel to the 2016 feature, which followed a highly functioning autistic man who worked as an accountant for criminal organizations. When the Treasury Department starts to follow his activities, he uses his background as an assassin to protect himself and others. 

Producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams are also eyeing a return.

The action-drama grossed $86 million at the domestic box office on the relatively modest budget of $44 million. »


- Mia Galuppo

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Sundance Jack Black Comedy ‘The Polka King’ Acquired By Netflix

3 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Netflix has taken global rights to Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky’s comedy biopic The Polka King starring Jack Black as local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan. Deadline hears that Netflix paid seven figures for the movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. A deal has been in the works since the movie premiered at Sundance. A streaming date has not been determined yet, but Polka King will hit Netflix before the end of this year. No word on… »


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Sally Hawkins (‘Maudie’): Critics praise her Oscar-worthy performance in new Aisling Walsh film

25 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Sally Hawkins is emerging as an early Best Actress candidate at the 2018 Oscars for her role in the film “Maudie.” Directed by Aisling Walsh, “Maudie” tells the true story of the humble beginnings of artist Maud Lewis, who was afflicted with arthritis at a young age and lived in poverty in Nova Scotia in […] »


- Robert Pius

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Inside the Minion-Filled 'Despicable Me 3' Premiere With Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

25 June 2017 11:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

For Despicable Me 3's world premiere, Universal Pictures pulled out all the stops with a full-on carnival to celebrate the movie.

And while Kristen Wiig, Steve Carell, Pharrell Williams and Trey Parker joined each other on the yellow carpet in Los Angeles on Saturday, it was really the minions from the movie who stole the show.

The trio of Bob, Stuart and Kevin hammed it up on the carpet as they danced and later posed for pictures with fans. (Fun fact: Given how hot it was the day of the premiere, there were two sets of life-size minions on hand to »


- Brian Porreca

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‘The Big Sick’ and ‘The Beguiled’ Rescue Indie Box Office, Top All 2017 Specialty Openers

25 June 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Things are looking up at the specialty box office as two festival hits, Sundance breakout “The Big Sick” (Amazon/Lionsgate) and Sofia Coppola’s Cannes director-winner “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) both beat all the 2017 limited openings to date. With $87,000 and $60,000 per theater averages respectively, they both accomplished something only one platform film (“Cafe Society”) achieved all last summer. And they did so the same weekend in some of the same theaters.

This shows that core specialty audiences are starving for cinematic nourishment they aren’t getting from mainstream studio fare.

The two new films join “Beatriz at Dinner” (Roadside Attractions), which expanded well in its third week. A box office rebound for specialized non-mass-audience film is finally under way.

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The Big Sick (Lionsgate) – Metacritic: 87; Festivals include: Sundance, South by Southwest, Seattle 2017

$435,000 in 5 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $87,000

Amazon strikes again with its $12-million Sundance acquisition marking the biggest limited opening of the year, »


- Tom Brueggemann

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That Super-Sad ‘Toy Story’ Video About Andy’s Dad Has Been Debunked, Thankfully

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The internet was abuzz with a video explaining the sad, sad backstory to “Toy Story” yesterday; unfortunately — or maybe not, given what a bummer it was — the video has been debunked by Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, who co-wrote all three movies in the series. “Complete and utter fake news,” he tweeted. “Everyone go back to your homes. Nothing to see here, folks. #Iwasthere”

Read More: Pixar’s Sequel Problem: Studio Tells Audiences Not to Worry About Franchises in Its Slate — Sf International Film Festival

Still, it’s a good story. According to Mike Mozart, who served as a toy consultant on the original film, Pixar’s former head writer Joe Ranft (now deceased) confided in him the tragic backstory of Andy’s dad. The long version can be found in the video below, but here’s the gist of it: Andy’s father, also named Andy, had polio as a child. »


- Michael Nordine

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'Transformers 5' Opens with Franchise Low as 'Wonder Woman' Surpasses 'Batman v Superman' Domestically

25 June 2017 8:27 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight took the #1 spot this weekend as expected, but that opening was the lowest the franchise has seen thus far by a rather significant margin as a lot of attention will now turn toward the film's international run. Meanwhile, WB's Wonder Woman is still tearing up the box office as it has now become the highest grossing release within the DC Extended Universe and it is showing little sign of stopping. Only one of the previous four Transformers features opened on a Wednesday and that was 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third feature in the now five-film franchise, and it debuted with $162.6 million over its first five days in release, $97.8 million of that from the three-day weekend. By contrast, Transformers: The Last Knight brought in a mere $69.1 million over its first five days in release, an estimated $45.3 million of which over the three-day weekend. »


- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ First Reactions: ‘Total Home Run’

23 June 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spider-Man: Homecoming” won’t have any trouble getting a date to the big dance: Early reactions hit the internet on Friday evening, and many in the superhero film press are deeply enmeshed in its charming web. “#SpiderManHomecoming gets it right. It’s gets it All right. It is the greatest, funniest, most exciting Spidey movie. A total home run,” tweeted Cinemablend’s Sean O’Connell after a New York City media screening. #SpiderManHomecoming gets it right. It's gets it All right. It is the greatest, funniest, most exciting Spidey movie. A total home run. — Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) June 24, 2017 Film critic Mike Ryan from Uproxx. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Trailer Watch: Women Directors Step in Front of the Camera in “Seeing Is Believing”

23 June 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Deborah Riley Draper in “Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct”: Cady McClain

“I’m not afraid to say, ‘I don’t know,’” says Leslie Hope, director of TV and docs, in a trailer for “Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct.” “I’m also not afraid to say, ‘This is what I want…Can you please make it the way I want? Because, by the way, I’m the director.’” Hope is one of the characters featured in Cady McClain’s upcoming documentary, which turns the camera on female filmmakers and interviews them about their career experiences, their goals, and the roadblocks they have encountered as women in the film industry.

The full feature doc version of “Seeing Is Believing” made its world premiere at the Soho Film Festival on June 19 and took home the Audience Award. McClain’s project, which was partially a crowdfunding effort, has been presented in many forms. In addition to the feature documentary version, the subjects’ commentary has been developed as a limited series and as individual interviews. McClain and her team are also writing a book from their conversations with directors like Hope (“Murdoch Mysteries”), Deborah Riley Draper (“Olympic Pride, American Prejudice”), Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”), Marianna Palka (“Bitch”), Sarah Gavron (“Suffragette”), and Meera Menon (“Equity”).

“I am really excited about the audience reaction to this piece and thrilled that we just won the Audience Award at the Soho Film Festival. Viewers of the piece always tell me that they are inspired after watching it, which to me is a major win,” McClain told us. “The statistics and stories of how women are silenced are too many, and it makes me really happy to give something to them that will help them feel there is a way forward, and that there is hope.”

McClain’s other directing credits include episodes of “Suzy F*cking Homemaker” and “Venice the Series” as well as short films “Flip Fantasia” and “The World of Albert Fuh.”

Check out the “Seeing Is Believing” website for a full list of the women interviewed for the project as well as “some good guys” who are vocally supportive of their female colleagues. You can watch the trailer below.

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Trailer Watch: Women Directors Step in Front of the Camera in “Seeing Is Believing” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »


- Rachel Montpelier

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Box Office: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Assembles $37.5 Million in Three Days’ Time

24 June 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Transformers: The Last Knight” had a slightly unconventional Wednesday night opening this week, but its Friday numbers aren’t anything for the Autobots to actually write Cybertron about.

Despite its franchise-low opening, the fifth film in the “Transformers” saga is expected to easily win the first official weekend of summer 2017, while “Wonder Woman” and “Cars 3” will be in a tight race for second place.

Transformers 5” had already pulled in $23.7 million from Wednesday and Thursday showings going into the weekend, but Michael Bay can now add another $13.8 million from 4,069 theaters to his total. This brings the Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, and Stanley Tucci vehicle from Paramount to just over $40 million so far, with an expected $64 million domestic cume by Sunday’s end for the 5-day.

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Wonder Woman” continues to prove impenetrable as Patty JenkinsDC Comics adaptation lassoed another $7.35 million on Friday »


- JD Knapp

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Patty Jenkins Reacts To Joss Whedon ‘Wonder Woman’ Script Leak

23 minutes ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Following the release of “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” Joss Whedon abruptly quit Twitter, and while he didn’t blame it on the blowback he received for the film, it’s not unreasonable to assume that might’ve played some role (Whedon claimed he wanted to avoid the noise of the internet as he started writing his next project). Well, it’s a good thing he’s stayed offline since because earlier this month, a draft of Whedon’s alleged script for “Wonder Woman,” written many moons ago, surfaced and was subsequently picked apart by the Twittersphere.

Continue reading Patty Jenkins Reacts To Joss WhedonWonder Woman’ Script Leak at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Veep’: God Help Us All, Here’s Jonah Ryan’s Presidential Campaign Website

36 minutes ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The last time “Veep” launched a Jonah Ryan campaign, the show gave us a thirty second outtake reel of the hapless, failing-upward Congressman fumbling with an axe in the middle of a forest.

Now, after a shocking Season 6 finale, the next “Veep” frontier appears to be a…[gulp]…Jonah Ryan presidential campaign. In the wake of Sunday night’s episode, the show launched Jonah’s official campaign website and it’s everything you’d expect it to be.

Read More: ‘Veep’: Timothy Simons is Giving the Most Politically Relevant Performance on TV, and He’s Impersonating a Toddler

Like the site that the show made for the Meyer Fund for Adult Literacy, AIDS, the Advancement of Global Democracy, Assistance to our Military Families, and Fighting Childhood Obesity after Selina’s disastrous memoir rollout, this is chock full of Jonah’s trademark accidental insults — only he would have a curated Twitter »


- Steve Greene

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Did You Catch Peter Parker in ‘Iron Man 2’? Tom Holland Confirms the Fan Theory

43 minutes ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Tom Holland may have arrived on the scene as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in last year's Captain America: Civil War but apparently everyone's favorite wall-crawler was living under our very noses in the McU for years before that. During his press rounds for the upcoming release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, in which the newly minted superhero defends New York City from the Vulture (Michael Keaton) and his thugs, Holland inadvertently confirmed a fan theory, one that reaches all the way back to 2010 and Marvel's Iron Man 2. Huffington Post got confirmation from Holland about a … »

- Dave Trumbore

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Deanna Dunagan Joins ‘The Pages’; Roland Buck III Cast In ‘The Week Of’

54 minutes ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Deanna Dunagan, who was most recently was on the big screen in M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit, has come aboard the Joe Chappelle-directed political drama The Pages, joining Jamie Lee Curtis, Tia Sumpter and Ben Tavassoli. It follows Elizabeth "Libby" Lamm (Sumpter), a former top U.S. security adviser who is threatened by associates from her dark past. Chappelle wrote the screenplay and is producing with Colleen Griffen. Dunagan, repped by Stewart Talen, recurred on Fox's T… »


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Ben Affleck in Talks for ‘The Accountant’ Sequel at Warner Bros.

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Affleck is in talks with Warner Bros. for a sequel to last year’s action-thriller “The Accountant.”

The studio is also in negotiations to bring back screenwriter Bill Dubuque, director Gavin O’Connor, and producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams for the untitled project.

The Accountant” also starred Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. The storyline followed a small-town certified public accountant with high-functioning autism who makes his living uncooking the books of criminal organizations.

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His character had received extensive military training as a child, which he uses as an adult to protect himself. Affleck’s character accepts payment in various non-cash forms such as rare comics, gold bricks, and paintings by famous artists. He formed an attachment with Kendrick’s character and rescued her after they were targeted for assassination.

The Accountant »


- Dave McNary

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Over/Under Movies Explores American Exceptionalism With ‘There Will Be Blood’ & ‘The Aviator’ [Podcast]

1 hour ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Welcome to another edition of Over/Under Movies, the podcast in which we choose one overrated film and one underrated film — similar in tone, genre, style, or however we may see fit — and we discuss them.

On this episode, Oktay Ege Kozak and I are joined by fellow Playlist writer Kenji Fujishima to discuss two films about American capitalism, exceptionalism, and getting what you can, while you can.

Continue reading Over/Under Movies Explores American Exceptionalism With ‘There Will Be Blood’ & ‘The Aviator’ [Podcast] at The Playlist. »

- Ryan Oliver

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Why Netflix Bingeing Brought Fresh Power to the 50-Year-Old Mystery of ‘The Keepers’

1 hour ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

We all know the Catholic church has kept its share of hideous secrets. As “Spotlight” and other cases showed, priests have used their authority to sexually abuse underage girls and boys under the protection of the Church, which used its power to squash the press.

And yet, Netflix’s “The Keepers” is shocking. Ryan White’s docuseries blows the lid off a Catholic scandal from the ’60s, one that is still playing out. This true cold-case crime story has not been solved — and is still unfolding with new developments.

Sister Cathy Cesnik was 26 and a beloved teacher at Baltimore’s Archbishop Keough High School when she was murdered in 1969. Fifty years later, documentarian White, journalists, and former students delve into the mystery and the role the school’s chaplain, the late Father Maskell, may have played in it. Decades after they left the school, women in their 60s tell White »


- Anne Thompson

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Why Netflix Bingeing Brought Fresh Power to the 50-Year-Old Mystery of ‘The Keepers’

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We all know the Catholic church has kept its share of hideous secrets. As “Spotlight” and other cases showed, priests have used their authority to sexually abuse underage girls and boys under the protection of the Church, which used its power to squash the press.

And yet, Netflix’s “The Keepers” is shocking. Ryan White’s docuseries blows the lid off a Catholic scandal from the ’60s, one that is still playing out. This true cold-case crime story has not been solved — and is still unfolding with new developments.

Sister Cathy Cesnik was 26 and a beloved teacher at Baltimore’s Archbishop Keough High School when she was murdered in 1969. Fifty years later, documentarian White, journalists, and former students delve into the mystery and the role the school’s chaplain, the late Father Maskell, may have played in it. Decades after they left the school, women in their 60s tell White »


- Anne Thompson

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Longtime CAA Agent Jon Levin Exits Agency, Joins Beverly Hills-Based Roar

1 hour ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Longtime CAA agent Jon Levin, whose clients have included Arnold Schwarzenegger, Andy Serkis, Neil Gaiman and Mimi Leder, to name a few, has left the agency and will become a manager at Beverly Hills-based company Roar. The management company is roughly 17 years old and has about 25 employees, with clients such as the Hemsworth trio of Chris, Liam and Luke. The partners in the management company are Bernie Cahill, Greg Suess and Will Ward. Levin announced his… »


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As Tuesday Board Meeting Nears, The Film Academy’s Soap Opera Continues

1 hour ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

When the Daytime Emmys next come around, they should save one for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; after all, AMPAS has become one of the best soap operas in town. Infighting. Executive churn. Diversity wars. Legal action. Even an Oscar for the wrong movie. Hollywood’s film academy has seen it all. On Tuesday, the Academy's 54-member board of governors will meet for another round of drama, before replacing almost a third of its members from a slate of… »

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