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post Oct 4 2017, 05:44 PM
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In general movie news:

> A 'Bob's Burgers' movie has been announced for 2020.
> Kate Winslet is joining the cast of the upcoming Avatar sequels.
> Anna Paquin has been cast in Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman'.
> Chuck Low (from Goodfellas & Sleepers) has died, aged 89.
> Jared Leto set to play Hugh Hefner in upcoming biopic.

Not that excited for the Avatar sequels to be honest after finding the first one a bit dull and a bit long but Kate's addition has definitely hyped me up a bit, one of my favourite actresses working at the moment! wub.gif
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post Oct 4 2017, 05:52 PM
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US BOX OFFICE / SEP 29 - OCT 1

1 Kingsman 2 - $16,935,565 (-56.6%)
2 It - $16,902,442 (-43.2%)
3 American Made - $16,776,390 (NEW)
4 Lego Ninjago - $11,644,237 (-43.0%)
5 Flatliners - $6,574,326 (NEW)
6 Battle of the Sexes - $3,417,342 (+563.0%)
7 American Assassin - $3,315,644 (-47.0%)
8 Home Again - $1,726,563 (-46.6%)
9 Til Death Do Us Part - $1,527,289 (NEW)
10 Mother! - $1,449,378 (-56.0%)

UNITED KINGDOM BOX OFFICE / SEP 29 - OCT 1

1 Kingsman - £4,061,658 (-50.8%)
2 It - £1,742,629 (-39.4%)
3 Victoria And Abdul - £943,300 (-24.4%)
4 Goodbye Christopher Robin - £781,110 (NEW)
5 Flatliners - £486,824 (NEW)
6 Home Again - £484,124 (NEW)
7 The Emoji Movie - £384,668 (+5.9%)
8 The Jungle Bunch Movie - £299,670 (+3.1%)
9 Despicable Me 3 - £233,507 (+19.2%)
10 Mother! - £233,507 (-46.8%)

Never even heard of that Jungle Bunch movie to be honest but looks pretty terrible from a quick Google search.

Glad Kingsman managed to hold on in both countries but it was VERY tight in the US sad.gif "It" is just SO huge - up to $556,667,526 already worldwide ohmy.gif
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post Oct 9 2017, 08:02 PM
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I'm sure some of you have seen already but Harvey Weinstein has been under fire too this week for sexual abuse allegations. He is a film producer and co-chairman of The Weinstein Company who have distributed movies including Lion, The King's Speech and Silver Linings Playbook in recent years. Famous faces including the likes of Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mark Ruffalo and Judi Dench have spoken out in support for the victims.

Awful to have this case and Andy Signore allegations all come out in the space of a few days. Makes you wonder how much is still going on in Hollywood that gets covered up :/
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post Oct 9 2017, 10:05 PM
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Matt Damon, Russell Crowe Reportedly Helped Kill a 2004 New York Times Harvey Weinstein Article

Though the New York Times has been widely celebrated for its article exposing decades of sexual-harassment accusations against Harvey Weinstein, one journalist claims the paper sat on an earlier article detailing the producer’s misconduct. Sharon Waxman, founder of the Wrap, writes that her own investigate reporting, which took her on an international trip to uncover rumors of Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, was cut from the Times in 2004 under pressure from several Hollywood elites. Waxman alleges in the Wrap that Matt Damon and Russell Crowe called her “directly” to dispel the reports she was following about Miramax’s Italian head Fabrizio Lombardo, who was allegedly hired “to take care of Weinstein’s women needs.” She says that because of their influence, and interference from Weinstein, whose company was a big advertiser in the Times, the article was edited to remove the more salacious details. Damon and Crowe had previously worked with Weinstein on pictures like Good Will Hunting, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and Cinderella Man.

Waxman claims that the gutted story could have exposed Weinstein much earlier. “I had people on the record telling me Lombardo knew nothing about film, and others citing evenings he organized with Russian escorts,” Waxman said. She also alleges that she tracked down an intern in London who had been paid off in a settlement with Weinstein. “I was devastated after traveling to two countries and overcoming immense challenges to confirm at least part of the story that wound up running last week, more than a decade later,” she writes.

Vulture has reached out to representatives for Matt Damon and Russell Crowe for a comment. This post will be updated if more information becomes available.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/damon-crowe...p;utm_medium=s1

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Gutted to read this... I love Matt Damon sad.gif
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post Oct 9 2017, 10:21 PM
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That whole story is disgusting and upsetting to hear. But to hear about Matt Damon helping to hide the story is gutting. sad.gif Russell Crowe actually doesn't surprise me so much, I've always found him a bit.. off.

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In other news, 'Blade Runner 2049' was comfortably #1 in the box office.. but only opened to $35m! That's shockingly low!
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post Oct 9 2017, 10:28 PM
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Oh yes! Here's the US Box Office was for last weekend!

1 Blade Runner - $32,753,122
2 The Mountain Between Us - $10,551,336
3 It - $9,972,002
4 My Little Pony - $8,885,899
5 Kingsman - $8,675,412
6 American Made - $8,446,715
7 Lego Ninjago - $7,002,474
8 Victoria & Abdul - $4,171,870
9 Flatliners - $3,975,021
10 Battle of the Sexes - $$2,562,066

I'm a bit shocked at how high the Blade Runner number actually is. I know projections were expecting more but the trailers were completely boring and the movies always seemed more like a cult classic rather than a proper classic (the difference between Zoolander and Jurassic Park to use other modern examples) and it doesn't really have any Box Office draws in the cast (debatable if these even exist anymore I guess but Gosling doesn't have the best Box Office track record...). I'm a BIG movie fan and I certainly wouldn't have paid to see it if I didn't have an unlimited card laugh.gif
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post Oct 11 2017, 01:03 PM
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Some Disney news:

- Marvel are developing a LEGO based on Black Panther (I think it's going to be a straight to DVD thing though as far as I can tell).

- Disney have cancelled Gigantic (animated film based on Jack and the Beanstalk). It's been in development for years now and was even one of the movies parodied on the DVD stall in Zootopia but it's now been replaced by an unannounced Disney animated film set for the same 2020 release date.

I wasn't all that excited for Gigantic based on the premise so I hope it is going to be something exciting in its place. I'd quite like a sequel personally but it would be nice to see something original again like Zootopia or Wreck-It Ralph, I guess.
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This Weinstein scandal is utterly disgusting, it saddens me so much that this stuff happens in Hollywood. Hope he somehow gets the jail time he deserves.
I've been reading so many stories that actresses are posting of their experiences and its so saddening sad.gif Rose McGowan's twitter in particular has been an eye opener (and ffs at twitter for suspending her account)
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- The Han Solo film has been titled "Solo - A Star Wars Story".

- Netflix aim to release 80 original films in 2018. (One of those being a Hamlet adaptation starring Riz Ahmed!)

US BOX OFFICE / OCT 13-15
1 HAPPY DEATH DAY - $26,039,025
2 BLADE RUNNER - $15,492,244
3 THE FOREIGNER - $13,113,024
4. IT - $6,055,633
5. THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US - $5,750,951
6 AMERICAN MADE - $5,500,950
7 KINGSMAN - $5,379,417
8 LEGO NINJAGO - $4,316,424
9 MY LITTLE PONY - $4,111,877
10 VICTORIA AND ABDUL - $3,006,155

Low budget horrors are doing so well at the moment! Happy Death Day was only made for $4.8 million ohmy.gif A huge profit already!!
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idk if anyone follows the Gotham Awards but here are the 2017 nominees! Promising stuff for Get Out's awards chances!! Yay for Adam Sandler too, he was brilliant in The Meyerowitz Stories, wish he'd do more roles like that...

Best Feature

“Call Me by Your Name”
“The Florida Project”
“Get Out”
“Good Time”
“I, Tonya”

Best Documentary

“Ex Libris – The New York Public Library”
“Rat Film”
“Strong Island”
“Whose Streets?”
“The Work”

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Maggie Betts for “Novitiate”
Greta Gerwig for “Lady Bird”
Kogonada for “Columbus”
Jordan Peele for “Get Out”
Joshua Z Weinstein for “Menashe”

Best Screenplay

“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
“Brad’s Status,” Mike White
“Call Me by Your Name,”James Ivory
“Columbus,” Kogonada
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig

Best Actor

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Robert Pattinson, “Good Time”
Harry Dean Stanton, “Lucky”
Adam Sandler, “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”


Best Actress

Haley Lu Richardson, “Columbus”
Melanie Lynskey, “i don’t feel at home in this world anymore.”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saorise Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Lois Smith, “Marjorie Prime”

Breakthrough Actor

Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Harris Dickinson, “Beach Rats”
Kelvin Harrison, Jr., “It Comes at Night”
Brooklynn Prince, “The Florida Project”
Donald Glover, "Atlanta"

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

“Atlanta”
“Better Things”
“Dear White People”
“Fleabag”
“Search Party”

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

“555”
“Inconceivable”
“Junior”
“Let Me Die a Nun”
“The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes”
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