Movies

Given the ongoing pandemic with regard to global box office, it’s tempting to say “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” To wit: Disney still leads all studios worldwide, piracy remains a major concern, and many markets are still in Covid-induced flux. But when looking back over 2021 versus 2020, there are
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Peter Bogdanovich — the filmmaker behind big movies like “The Last Picture Show” and “What’s Up, Doc?” — has died. Peter passed away Thursday at his home in Los Angeles as a result of natural causes … his daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich, told The Hollywood Reporter. PB vaulted to fame when he directed the critically-acclaimed 1971
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Canada’s No. 1 movie theater chain, Cineplex, has pink slipped close to 5K part-time workers given Ontario’s recent decision to close cinemas amid the Omicron surge. Cineplex closed their theaters in the Canadian province, effective today. “Because of the mandated closures of our theatre and entertainment venues across Ontario, we made the tough but necessary
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Arizona-born child actor Mika Boorem was barely a teenager when she was cast as the braid-wearing baby sister Penny Chadwick — who tags along with her ocean-loving big sister and her North Shore surf friends — in the 2002 wave-riding movie masterpiece “Blue Crush.” The surf film’s line-up was filled with other ripping stars including
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With more films popping up in movie theaters, a slight sense of normalcy has returned. The Matrix Resurrections was the latest blockbuster to bring audiences back to theaters. But its arrival to theaters was a hard-fought one like many films in 2021. That wasn’t lost on the film’s director Lana Wachowski. Upon seeing the sci-fi
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Before the pandemic, if there was something studio executives rubbed their hands about, it was the near total eclipse of the theatrical window. In 2021, for some studios that dream came true, and as far as 2022 goes, hopefully they’ve learned their lesson from this nightmare that, in Deadline’s annual survey, shows largely diluted box
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Los Angeles local Penelope Ann Miller has had an impressive stretch of almost 40 years in the entertainment biz but it was her cute (and crazy) role of the egg salad sammy making girlfriend Winnie — who gets dumped for the Italian carny who’s passing through town — that stands out in the iconic 1988
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Max Julien — famous for his leading role in the blaxploitation film ‘The Mack’ — has died. The actor/writer/producer passed away on Jan. 1, due to undisclosed circumstances — this according to his PR team … who says his wife discovered him early him Saturday morning. In a statement, they say in part … “During
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Sony Pictures Entertainment follows its release of Parallel Mothers last week with Jockey in three theaters in NY/LA (Film Forum, AMC Lincoln Square, Laemmle Royal) in a specialty market crowded by holdovers and wide releases, and amid a Covid-19 surge that’s particularly tough on arthouses. The frame isn’t ideal for new specialty fare in any case but
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Beloved actress, comedian and American icon Betty White has died, just weeks before a milestone birthday … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Betty passed away at her home Friday morning. A trailblazer and pioneer in media, Betty had the longest running career in TV as a female prior to her death
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THURSDAY AM UPDATE, Wednesday box office numbers: In its 13th day of release, Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home counts $536.6M at the domestic box office, making it the No. 12 highest grossing movie in U.S. and Canada of all-time. Spider-Man: No Way Home swings past Disney’s 2016 Christmas hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532.1M) and Warner Bros.’ top
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Spider-Man: No Way Home on Tuesday officially became Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office with $1.16B. This surpasses the global total of its predecessor, 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, which finaled at $1.13B. The split on the Tom Holland/Zendaya/Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer through Tuesday is $516.4M domestic and $644.9M at the
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Armie Hammer has resurfaced after months of rehab … he’s back in the Cayman Islands with his kids. Armie looks relaxed in a bathing suit and t-shirt, strolling poolside with his son. It’s the first time we’ve seen him since he left the rehab facility where he’s been receiving treatment for more than half a
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