'Kingsman' and 'LEGO Ninjago' Ready to Add to September's Record Pace
September 2017 is currently pacing 15.6% ahead of 2016 with a calendar gross of $467.3 million, putting the month on a record pace, $48 million ahead of where 2015 was at the same time period before delivering $626.4 million, the largest September calendar gross ever. Almost half of September's total at this point is thanks to Warner Bros. and New Line's It, which is looking to do strong numbers again this weekend, but will fall from its #1 perch after two straight weeks on top. Debuting in wide release this weekend is Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle and it should have enough juice to take the weekend top spot while Warner Animation Group's The LEGO Ninjago Movie is looking to finish in the runner-up position. Entertainment Studios' is going social with the R-rated horror Friend Request debuting in just over 2,500 theaters and likely to finish in the top five (albeit with minimal returns) while Roadside Attractions is »
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Tom Hanks’ ‘Money Pit’ Mansion Gets Renovated, on Sale for $5.9 Million
The house that Tom Hanks struggled to keep together in “The Money Pit” is now on sale for $5.9 million, hopefully without a raccoon in the dumbwaiter. According to its listing on Sotheby’s, the house, which was built in 1898 and is located in Lattingtown, New York, has a six-car garage, eight fireplaces, eight bedrooms (including a four-room master suite), and is described as “A Stately Estate Lovingly And Meticulously Restored To Modern Turnkey Eminence.” Also Read: Tom Hanks Is Set to Star in and Produce 'a Man Called Ove' Adaptation But when the middle-class couple played by Tom Hanks and Shelly. »
- Jeremy Fuster
‘Riverdale’: Warner Bros. Refutes Unsafe-Workplace Charges Following Star’s Car Crash
“The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio,” a studio spokesperson said in a pair of statements issued Thursday. “Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members. In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request. This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.”
- Daniel Holloway
Tom Hanks to Star in, Produce 'A Man Called Ove' Movie
Hanks is attached to star in the project and will produce with his Playtone banner partner Gary Goetzman. Rita Wilson, Hanks' wife and frequent producing partner, is also producing along with Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, it was announced Thursday. Nicastro hails from SF Studios, one of the companies behind the upcoming tennis drama Borg vs. McEnroe. He also executive produced the Swedish-language adaptation.
The 2012 book by Fredrik Backman told the tale of a cantankerous widower who seems to revel in his bitterness and loneliness even as his »
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The Purge 4 Is Finally Casting, Here's Who Has Signed On
The Purge franchise has been crazy busy behind the scenes, what with developing a television series in addition to continuing the big screen sequels - but today brings us some rather big Purge 4 news. It seems that the project has started making big calls when it comes to casting, and now reports say that Y'lan Noel and Lex Scott Davis are the first to actors to sign on to the horror feature - which is moving through development with the title The Purge: The Island. »
The Joker Movie May Be Moving Forward Very Quickly
It hasn't been that long since the official announcement of a standalone Joker movie was made, but the project appears to be on the fast track to production. Like, the really fast track. »
Kate Winslet to Play Famed WWII Correspondent Lee Miller
Kate Winslet is joining a growing cohort of British actresses set to play noted war correspondents.
The Oscar winner is set to star as Lee Miller in an as-yet-untitled biopic about the famed American photographer, model, artist and correspondent who was a leading figure in documenting WWII for Vogue magazine, bringing images of the Nazi concentration camps and the atrocities that were committed to the attention of the world.
- Alex Ritman
‘BoJack Horseman’ Renewed for Season 5 at Netflix
“BoJack Horseman” has been renewed for Season 5, Netflix announced Thursday.
The announcement came in the form of a video posted to the show’s social media channels, which show a “clingy netflix exec” texting BoJack to share the news of the renewal. Watch the video below.
The animated series stars Will Arnett as BoJack, the failed legendary ‘90s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom “Horsin’ Around,” who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships.
Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback. The series also features the voices of Paul F. Tompkins and Alison Brie.
Season 4 launched globally on Netflix on Sept. 8 and received widespread critical acclaim. The season currently has a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The season saw BoJack coming to grips with his identity after »
- Joe Otterson
Billy Eichner’s ‘Billy on the Street’ to Leave TruTV
The show features Eichner asking impromptu quiz show-type questions to people on the streets of New York, often accompanied by a celebrity guest. Past celebrity guests have included: Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, and Anna Kendrick.
“We can confirm that new episodes of ‘Billy on the Street’ will not be returning to truTV,” a truTV spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “The show is deceptively time-consuming to make and scheduling was increasingly difficult. We had a great run together capped off by the show’s Emmy nomination, and we wish Billy nothing but the best.”
Produced by Funny or Die, the show aired on Fuse from 2011-2014 for its first three seasons, moving to truTV in 2015 for Seasons 4 and 5. Season 5 concluded back in January. The »
- Joe Otterson
10 Highlights of the San Sebastian Film Festival
Cannes’ biggest achievement is that it’s the most important festival in the world while San Sebastián remains the highest-profile festival in the Spanish-speaking world. The festival has maintained its staple sections while constantly innovating. From a bigger Basque presence to TV series, here are 10 not-to-be-missed 2017 novelties, events and trends.
Arnold Schwarzenegger presents “Wonders of the Sea 3D,” which he narrates. He leads a strong star presence including Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz (“Loving Pablo”), Alicia Vikander (“Submergence”), Glenn Close (“The Wife”), James Franco (“The Disaster Artist”), Todd Haynes and jury head John Malkovich. Also attending will be Donostia honorees Ricardo Darin, Monica Bellucci and Agnès Varda, her prize representing a drive to “open up the Donostia Awards to cineasts we love, but who perhaps don’t have the glamor of stars,” says San Sebastian director José Luis Rebordinos.
High-end TV goes high-profile at San Sebastián: Alberto Rodriguez’s 1580 Seville-set serial killer thriller »
- John Hopewell
Daily Beast Slammed for Linking Hurricane Maria Devastation in Puerto Rico to ‘Despacito’
Hurricane Maria caused devastation as it passed over Puerto Rico on Wednesday, including in the colorful La Perla neighborhood, best known to non-residents as the location showcased in the music video for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s summer hit “Despacito.” However, as the Caribbean island begins its struggle to get back on its feet in the days following the storm, the Daily Beast took some heat on Thursday for using the pop song as a lens through which to view the human suffering. The piece, titled “Famed ‘Despacito’ Neighborhood Destroyed by Hurricane Maria as Puerto Rico Struggles in the Dark” from. »
- Reid Nakamura
Kim Jong Un Calls Trump a ‘Dotard’ and Twitter Scrambles for a Dictionary
It’s ‘Rocket Man’ v. ‘Dotard’ in what might be the only petty insult contest backed by nuclear missiles. Days after Donald Trump gave a speech to the United Nations in which he deployed a new nickname for its dictator Kim Jong Un, the “Rocket Man” himself has replied with some choice disses of his own. In an official statement — no really — Kim calls Trump a “mentally deranged” “dotard” who will “pay dearly.” A dotard, by the way, is “a person, especially an old person, exhibiting a decline in mental faculties” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Also Read: Trump's 'Rocket. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
Chrissy Teigen Shaded by Kermit the Frog in Twitter Tattoo Tiff
Sounds like Chrissy Teigen might have gotten under Kermit the Frog’s skin a little bit, figuratively if not literally. The “Lip Sync Battle” host and the “Sesame Street” icon got into a mild social-media spat on Thursday, after Teigen declared that she was glad she never had the famous frog’s image permanently inked onto her body. The semi-heated back-and-forth began when Teigen told her 7.5 million Twitter followers that she dodged a lifetime of regret when she opted not to get a Kermit tattoo when she was younger. Also Read: Chrissy Teigen Gives Ivanka Trump a Much-Needed Language Lesson “What is a tattoo. »
- Tim Kenneally
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