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Berlin Film Festival Unveils First Competition Titles

Berlin Film Festival Unveils First Competition Titles
The Berlin Film Festival on Monday unveiled the first competition titles for its latest edition, which takes place in February.

Gus Van Sant's latest film, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, and Dovlatov from director Alexey German Jr., who a few years ago won the festival's Silver Bear for his Under Electric Clouds, are among the first films selected.
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Delivers Second Largest Opening Ever

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Delivers Second Largest Opening Ever
Star Wars: The Last Jedi delivered on expectations, debuting with the second largest opening weekend of all-time and propelling the box office to the third largest weekend ever based on estimates. In an attempt at counter-programming, Fox's Ferdinand got off to a bit of a slow start against the might of Star Wars as well as the continued strong performance of Pixar's Coco as it fell below Mojo's expectations, though the studio is optimistic when it comes to the film's future. With an estimated $220 million, Star Wars: The Last Jedi delivered the second largest opening weekend ever behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which debuted with $247.9 million back in 2015. Last Jedi got off to a strong start on Thursday night with the second largest preview gross ever of $45 million and became only the second film to ever gross over $100 million on opening day resulting in the second largest opening day ever,
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Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Hits $230 Million at International Box Office

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Hits $230 Million at International Box Office
Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated the international box office in its opening weekend with $230 million in 54 markets.

The overseas performance — led by the U.K. with $36.7 million, Germany with $23.6 million and France with $18.1 million — was slightly above sky-high expectations, which had been around $225 million. The openings did not include China, which accounts for 12% of the international market and is scheduled for a Jan. 5 launch.

With a $220 million North American opening, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” posted a $450 million worldwide total in its opening weekend — the fifth highest of all time behind “Fate of the Furious,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened in first place in all but four markets — Turkey, South Korea, India and Malaysia. It set records for the second biggest launch weekend of all time behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Australia, Germany
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Johnny Depp’s Ex-Lawyers Suing ‘Pirates’ Star Back After He Hit Them For $30M

Johnny Depp’s Ex-Lawyers Suing ‘Pirates’ Star Back After He Hit Them For $30M
Still wrestling in the courts with his former business managers over millions, home foreclosures and claims of excess, Johnny Depp now finds himself at the legal receiving end of one of Hollywood's biggest lawyers in a $30 million sword fight that is sure to take some of the cheer out of his Christmas. Less than two months after the thrashing Pirates of the Caribbean star dragged his old attorney Jacob Bloom and his Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman…
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‘I, Tonya’ Ices Robust Weekend; ‘Disaster Artist’, ‘Shape of Water’ & ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Expand – Specialty Box Office

‘I, Tonya’ Ices Robust Weekend; ‘Disaster Artist’, ‘Shape of Water’ & ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Expand – Specialty Box Office
Clearly it was always going to be a Star Wars weekend, but some Specialties braved going against the herd. Neon/30West's I, Tonya won gold in its second frame, grossing over $176K with an added run. James Franco's The Disaster Artist went over a thousand locations grossing $2.6M, while Fox Searchlight more than tripled outings for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water in its third weekend, taking in over $1.73M. Searchlight's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri…
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Jonny Greenwood’s ‘Phantom Thread’ Original Score is Used in Nearly 70% of the Movie

Jonny Greenwood’s ‘Phantom Thread’ Original Score is Used in Nearly 70% of the Movie
Paul Thomas Anderson fans are well accustomed to how instrumental Jonnny Greenwood’s music is to the auteur’s body of work. Whether it’s the foreboding strings in “There Will Be Blood” or the discordant percussion in “The Master,” Greenwood’s original scores expertly capture Anderson’s tones. This fact is especially true in “Phantom Thread,” which marks the fourth collaboration between Anderson and Greenwood.

Variety reports that Greenwood’s score has been included in 90 minutes of the 130-minute drama, which means you’ll be hearing the score in nearly 70% of the movie. Greenwood’s music has always been important to Anderson’s films, but it’s dominant in “Phantom Thread” in a way it never has been. In some ways it acts as a Greek chorus of sorts, changing and
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Edgar Wright: ‘With Baby Driver, my oldest idea became my biggest hit’

Edgar Wright: ‘With Baby Driver, my oldest idea became my biggest hit’
The director on taking 22 years to make his passion project, Hollywood’s turbulent year, and finding Cornettos in far-off places

Dorset-born director Edgar Wright, 43, made his name with cult Channel 4 sitcom Spaced before moving into film. He made the “Cornetto trilogy” with long-time collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, comprising Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Since heading to Hollywood, Wright has directed Scott Pilgrim Vs the World and co-written The Adventures of Tintin. He scored his biggest box office hit so far with this year’s getaway car thriller Baby Driver, out now on DVD.
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Rose McGowan Puts Meryl Streep and Golden Globes Protest on Blast: ‘I Despise Your Hypocrisy’

Rose McGowan Puts Meryl Streep and Golden Globes Protest on Blast: ‘I Despise Your Hypocrisy’
Rose McGowan is criticizing Meryl Streep and other Golden Globe-nominated actresses who are set to wear black at this year’s ceremony in protest of Hollywood’s sexual harassment and abuse problem. People reported the plan on December 14, noting that stars such as Streep, Emma Stone, and Jessica Chastain were all expected to take part in the protest.
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Berlin Film Festival Adds Gus Van Sant’s ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ & More

We’re all just trying to make it to Christmas in one piece, but Hollywood is going to maximize the week before the winter break with as much prep for next year as possible. That means some new additions to the Berlin International Film Festival.

Organizers have unveiled the first wave of Competition titles, and leading the pack is Gus Van Sant‘s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.” His biopic of famed illustrator John Callahan, who was paralyzed at the age of 21, and turned to cartooning, and his acclaimed work published in the New Yorker, Playboy, and Penthouse will first debut at Sundance before crossing the ocean.

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Terry Crews Accuses Wme of Hacking His Computer and Spying on Family Amid Sexual Assault Case

Terry Crews is accusing talent agency William Morris Endeavor (Wme) of hacking into his computer and spying on his family following a sexual assault allegation the actor made against Wme’s former Motion Picture Department head Adam Venit. Crews took to Twitter to claim that he believes his family is being “tracked” and “possibly bugged” by the talent agency.

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“Someone hacked into the computer my son and I built together,” Crews said. “I have to shut it down and replace the hard drive. Lapd task force detectives let me know these people don’t play fair. There are a lot of secrets to protect, and they will do anything to keep them. The town is compromised. But me, and my team, are not.”

Crews also mentioned that Wme allegedly asked Russell Simmons to pressure him into dropping his case against Wme.
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Cool Stuff: Gallery 1988’s Postcard Correspondence 2017 Delivers Affordable Pop Culture Artwork

Do you love the collectible artwork that we feature at /Film but always lament the fact that it’s usually fairly expensive to purchase for display on your wall? If that’s the case, then you might be interested in checking out Gallery 1988‘s latest installment of their recurring Postcard Correspondence show. Postcard Correspondence 2017 was unveiled […]

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Amblin Partners Inks Exclusive Music-Publishing Deal With BMG

Amblin Partners has signed an exclusive deal with BMG to administer its music publishing rights worldwide.

Recent films under the Amblin Partners umbrella include “Bridge of Spies” (pictured), “The Girl on the Train,” “Office Christmas Party” and “A Dog’s Purpose” as well as the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed project “The Post.” Current productions from Amblin Television include “The Americans” on FX and “Bull” with CBS, with “Reverie” (NBC) and “The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix) on the way. The deal includes scores, transition cues, themes, and feature songs.

BMG Svp and general counsel Keith Hauprich said: “We are proud to partner with the Amblin team as BMG continues to grow in the arena of Film and TV. Mr. Spielberg and his handpicked team are a national treasure, continually bringing timeless stories to the silver screen.” Chris Floyd, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel said, “We are delighted to begin this new relationship with BMG, and couldn
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Berlin Film Festival Sets Gus Van Sant, Benoît Jacquot On Early Competition Roster

Berlin Film Festival Sets Gus Van Sant, Benoît Jacquot On Early Competition Roster
The first group of titles selected for the Berlin Film Festival competition have been unveiled with new offerings from Gus Van Sant and Benoît Jacquot among them. Two Berlinale Special Galas have also joined the lineup. Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs was previously announced as the opening night film, which will also play in competition. New films added to the roster include Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Rooney…
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Gus Van Sant’s ‘Don’t Worry’ Among First Berlinale Competition Titles to Be Unveiled

Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” is among the first several competition titles to be unveiled for the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. The other titles announced Monday are all European productions or co-productions.

The Berlinale previously announced that Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” would open the fest.

Alex German Jr.’s “Dovlatov,” Benoit Jacquot’s “Eva,” and Laura Bispuri’s “Figlia Me” all feature in the competition, as do Thomas Stuber’s “In den Gangen,” Philip Goning’s “Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot,” and Małgorzata Szumowska’s “Twarz.”

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” is based on the eponymous John Callahan memoir and will star Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Udo Kier. Berlin will hand it its international premiere. All of the other competition titles announced Monday hail from Europe and will also all have their world premieres in Berlin, in February
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The Morning Watch: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Edition – Easter Eggs, Debunking Fan Theories & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this special Star Wars: The Last Jedi edition, check out […]

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Japan Box Office: ‘The Last Jedi’ Opens Big Ahead of ‘Yokai Watch’

Japan Box Office: ‘The Last Jedi’ Opens Big Ahead of ‘Yokai Watch’
Disney’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” topped the Japanese box office for the Dec. 16-17 weekend. Released on Dec. 15 on 937 screens, in 377 complexes, the film earned $9.9 million on 737,000 admissions. The film’s four-day cumulative total, including sneaks on Dec. 14, was $14 million on 1.06 million admissions. This opening was some 10% less than “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which finished its Japan run with $103 million in 2016.

Debuting in second was “Yo-kai Watch Shadowside the Movie: Resurrection of the Demon King,” a follow-up to a 2016 film about a boy able to control the monsters from Japanese folklore with a magical watch, with the action set 30 years in the future. It is the fourth feature in the “Yo-kai Watch” franchise. Released on 366 screens by Toho, the film made $3.5 million and is expected to finish near the $25 million mark.

Bowing in third place was Takahisa Zeze’s “The 8-Year Engagement,” a drama about a woman who falls into a coma just before
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The 50 top films of 2017 in the Us: No 5 Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig’s alternately funny and poignant coming-of-age triumph continues our countdown, with Saoirse Ronan in the self-nicknamed title role

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Is Lady Bird the greatest film of all time? Well, if divisive critical aggregation engine Rotten Tomatoes is to be believed then yes, yes it is. Since its premiere at the Telluride film festival, the coming-of-age comedy has racked up nothing but positive notices, translating to a rare 100% rating. It then achieved the important distinction of being the most-reviewed title at this height with 170 critics sharing their love, pushing previous record-holder Toy Story 2 down to second place (it has since fallen to 99% after one controversial addition).

I’ll get it out of the way now: Lady Bird is not the greatest film of all time and while I’m at it, the Rotten Tomatoes algorithm is
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High-concept satire Downsizing is dwarfed by its white saviour narrative

Alexander Payne’s ambitious new comic fantasy has ideas to spare but a condescending tone and a disastrous racial caricature leave a bitter taste in the mouth

There was a time when Alexander Payne was, as far as the critical majority was concerned, close to unassailable in the ranks of modern American auteurs. His 1996 debut, Citizen Ruth, earned only a niche following, but the five features that followed, from 1999’s sourball classroom satire Election through to 2013’s mournful father-son comedy Nebraska, earned him a reputation as a kind of jaundiced observational poet of sad-sack America, a body of work bound by grim-faced humour, mundane tragedy and white male heroes with scarcely any heroic virtues at all. It’s a run that has netted him two Oscars, a flood of other honours, and repeated critical comparisons to Billy Wilder, Preston Sturges and even John Updike. David Thomson himself gushed: “Payne is
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi scores second-biggest film opening ever

Rian Johnson’s sequel earns $450m in just three days, according to Disney, placing it behind predecessor The Force Awakens in the all-time charts

The Last Jedi, the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise, rocketed to a debut of $220m at the North American box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday. That gives Rian Johnson’s film the second-best opening ever, slotting in behind only its predecessor, The Force Awakens.

The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200m in the Us. Aside from The Force Awakens ($248.8m), the others are The Avengers ($207.4m) and Jurassic World ($208.8m).

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BBC to air 'definitive' Harvey Weinstein documentary

Documentary promises to reveal inside story of disgraced producer and origins of Hollywood’s ‘deep-rooted sexism’

The BBC has commissioned a feature-length documentary about the disgraced Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein.

The 90-minute film, which will be aired on BBC Two, promises fresh insights and revelations about the producer, who has been accused of sexual assault, rape, harassment and misconduct by dozens of women.

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