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  • Netflix Doubles Down on Adam Sandler With New Four-Film Deal

    Netflix is staying in the Adam Sandler business. The company has inked a new four-film deal with Sandler to create original projects for its streaming service. Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will produce each film, which will premiere exclusively on the streaming service.

  • 'Star Wars' Opening Crawl Creator Is Disappointed 'Rogue One' Doesn't Have One

    For seven films, the opening crawl has been a key part of the Star Wars moviegoing experience. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of the films not to feature an opening crawl. For the man who spent months creating the crawl for 1977’s Star Wars, that’s a disappointment.

  • 'Silence' Review: Martin Scorsese's Grim, Eloquent Study of Faith and Doubt

    For many decades, the struggle, and sometimes the glory, of religious belief was a continuing preoccupation for numerous major film directors, from John Ford, Leo McCarey, Frank Borzage and Cecil B. DeMille in Hollywood to Carl Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson and, in his own perverse way, Luis Bunuel internationally. ...

  • 'Hidden Figures' Review: An Upbeat Spin on the Unsung Heroes of the Space Race

    As shiny and bright as the Chevy Bel Air that Octavia Spencer’s character drives — and knows how to repair — Hidden Figures is a spunky, upbeat spin on a moment of risk-taking hope for Cold War America. Set during the hectic months leading to astronaut John Glenn’s 1962 orbit of Earth, the film revolves around three key but largely unsung members of the NASA team that made his flight possible. Director Theodore Melfi navigates the shift from the decidedly small-scale St. Vincent to this major undertaking with assurance and energy, his behind-the-camera collaborators making dynamic contributions.

  • 'Moana' Beats 'Office Christmas Party' With $18.8M; 'La La Land' Breaks Records

    Disney Animation Studios’ Moana topped a relatively quiet weekend at the North American box office with $18.8 million from 3,875 theaters in its third consecutive win. The only new film opening nationwide was Paramount’s Office Christmas Party, an ensemble comedy earning a solid $17.5 million from 3,210 theaters. Office Christmas Party debuted to $16.3 million offshore for a global debut of $33.9 million.

  • Universal's 'Fast 8' Gets Title: 'The Fate of the Furious'

    Fast and Furious 8 has a new name.

  • 'Rogue One' Lands China Release Date

    Following weeks of local speculation, Disney confirmed Wednesday that the much anticipated Star Wars spinoff has landed a Jan. 6, 2017 release date in China, the world’s second-largest film market. The release plan mirrors the approach taken with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which landed on Chinese screens on Jan. 9 of this year.

  • 'Moana' Sails to No. 1 for Second Week With $28.4 Million

    On a traditionally sleepy weekend between major holidays, the Disney animated film did strong business, dropping just 50 percent from its opening weekend. Internationally, the film opened in five new markets (France, Spain, UK, Russia and Mexico) to join China which opened last weekend. China posted an estimated $5.5 million for the weekend, meaning a drop-off of just 55 percent,  for a total in China of $21.3 million.

  • 'Fantastic Beasts' Crosses $500 Million Mark Worldwide at the Box Office

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros.’ new foray into the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling, crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office on Tuesday, it was announced Wednesday by Sue Kroll, the studio’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution. The film, which bowed Nov. 18 in the U.S., opened atop the domestic box office with a $74.4 million first weekend, and it held onto second place in its second weekend, with its three-day haul dropping by just 39.4 percent to $45.1 million. To date, Fantastic Beasts has taken in $161 million domestically.

  • Tom Ford on Dressing Melania Trump: 'She's Not Necessarily My Image'

    In the fallout of the election, one key question that the fashion industry keeps returning to is whether or not designers who disagree with President-elect Donald Trump’s politics will refuse to dress his wife, future first lady Melania Trump. During an appearance Wednesday morning on The View, Tom Ford stated that he will join Sophie Theallet as one of the designers who will not be outfitting Melania. “Even had Hillary won, she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes,” said Ford.

  • 'Rogue One' Leads Biggest Ticket Presales Day of 2016

    MovieTickets.com says that the film led the site to the biggest presales day of 2016, and on the site, presales for the first Star Wars standalone sold 90 percent of blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens did on its first day. Rogue One, from director Gareth Edwards, is tracking to open to $130-million-plus range, which would mark the second-biggest December opening of all time behind Force Awakens, which debuted to a record $248 million domestically.

  • New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Video Shows Just How 'Weird' It Is to Play a Superhero

    Filming may have wrapped, but Tom Holland still does whatever a spider can.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Tackling Epic Fantasy 'Kingkiller Chronicles'

    The Hamilton creator is partnering author Pat Rothfuss to serve as the creative producer on the adaptations of the best-selling book trilogy. Miranda, who did original music for Disney’s latest animated feature, Moana, will also lead musical development on the project, and is expected to compose and write original songs. “Pat Rothfuss’ Kingkiller books are among the most read and re-read in our home.

  • Gotham Awards: The Complete Winners List

    The 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out in Manhattan.

  • 'Moana' Scores Huge $81M Thanksgiving Win; 'Rules Don't Apply' Bombs With $2.2M

    The 2016 Thanksgiving holiday box office was a tale of feast or famine. In another huge win for animated films — and Disney — Moana scored one of the best five-day Thanksgiving showings of all time with $81.1 million from 3,875 theaters, enough to conquer holdover Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which placed No. 2 with $66 million from 4,144 theaters. If that estimate holds when final weekend numbers are tallied on Monday morning, Moana will boast the No. 2 Thanksgiving launch of all time after fellow Disney title Frozen ($93.6 million), not accounting for inflation.

  • 'Rogue One' Debuts New Trailer: 'Trust the Force'

    Lucasfilm got into the holiday spirit the day after Thanksgiving with a new trailer for its standalone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

  • Meet the Former Vogue Staffer Planning Trump's Inauguration Events

    Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, former Vogue special events director who helped plan the Met Gala, has reportedly been tapped to help with planning the presidential inauguration events. Wolkoff, a 6″1′ blonde with model good looks, who also led the way in moving Fashion Week to Lincoln Center, was spotted at Trump Tower this week with Tom Barrack, chairman of President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, reports Page Six. Sources tell the gossip site that Wolkoff is a senior adviser to Barrack.

  • 'Fantastic Beasts' No. 1 With $75M, Makes Rivals Disappear

    Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling can still cast a magic spell at the box office — although not as big a one sans the Boy Who Lived. Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, from a script by Rowling, topped the North American box office with $75 million from 4,144 theaters. Fantastic Beasts, grabbing an A CinemaScore from audiences, is a crucial test for Warners and Rowling as look to expand upon the Harry Potter wizarding world with five new films set decades before the events in Harry Potter and featuring a wizarding world populated by adults.

  • 'Arrival,' Others Get Post-Election Boost at the Box Office, 'Doctor Strange' Still No. 1

    From Doctor Strange to Trolls to Denis Villeneuve’s new cerebral sci-fi thriller Arrival, movies playing at the North American box office enjoyed a rare collective boost this weekend as consumers flocked to the cinema seemingly looking for escapism following the conclusion of the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump’s surprise victory.

  • 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Review: A Flawed Spell That Will Still Enchant Plenty of Potter Fans

    The author of a textbook used by a magic student named Harry Potter gets his own giant franchise in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, David Yates’s very-much-in-the-spirit new addition to the Potter mythology. Working from the first screenplay penned directly by series creator J.K. Rowling, Yates also gets to offer the first Rowling movie for which fans won’t already know the plot. (The only extant book is the facsimile textbook describing magic creatures our hero has studied; the film’s events occur as he’s writing that tome.)