Sony Pictures ‘Disappointed’ by Disney’s Divorce on ‘Spider-Man’ Projects

Sony Pictures has gone public over its divorce with Disney on future “Spider-Man” projects. In a rare public rebuke to Disney, Sony announced Tuesday night that it was “disappointed” over the decision, highlighting Disney’s refusal to allow Marvel President Kevin Feige to continue as a producer on the projects. It also praised Feige, who teamed […]
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Stan Australian Streamer Inks Content Deal With Paramount

Stan, the Australian streaming video firm owned by Nine Entertainment, has signed a content supply deal with Paramount Pictures. The multi-year agreement adds to Stan’s line up of arrangements with Hollywood suppliers that already includes MGM, Disney, and Lionsgate. Subscription video has taken off hugely in Australia, where there are now an estimated 12.3 million […]
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‘Good Boys’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Good Boys.” Ads placed for the comedy had an estimated media value of $4.42 million through Sunday for […]
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Asian Streamer Viu Adds Wattpad Development Deal

Multi-territory Asian video streaming service Viu has struck an original content deal with tech-driven story firm Wattpad. Together they aim to develop film and TV series under the Viu Original label. Canada-based Wattpad hosts a vast library of user-generated stories, with a claimed user base of 80 million, including 22 million in the Asia Pacific […]
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Demi Lovato Joins Netflix Comedy ‘Eurovision’

Demi Lovato has joined the upcoming Netflix comedy film “Eurovision.” Will Ferrell, who co-wrote the film with Andrew Steele, announced the news Tuesday with an Instagram post, in which he wished Lovato a happy birthday with a “homemade” cake. Following the announcement, Lovato can be seen blowing out candles on the cake next to a “Eurovision” […]
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A Marvel Studios megint bukhatja Pókembert

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Megfeneklettek a Sony és a Disney tárgyalásai.
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Ep. 530 – The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

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In today’s episode, David discusses how he successfully orchestrated a Slashfilmcast meet-up in Decatur, Georgia.  For their feature review, David, Devindra, Jeff, and Peter unveil The Amazing Johnathan Documentary, a Hulu film that blurs the line between fact and fiction. Stay tuned for Peter’s interview with the director Ben Berman.

Listen and subscribe to David’s newest podcast Culturally Relevant. Check out Jeff Cannata’s D&D show Dungeon Run. Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill and subscribe to David’s Youtube channel at Davechensky. Listen to Devindra’s podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets.

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What We’ve been Watching (~14:45) David – Shadow Devindra – Mindhunter S2, The Boys Jeff – Working Moms season 2 Feature (~36:30)  The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
Spoilers (~55:30)

Peter’s interview with the director (~1:30:00)

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Remélem experience lesz

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Na nem az IMAX nézés, hanem úgy magában ez a Brad Pitt főszereplésével készül sci-fi. Viszont az új poszter is bejön.
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‘It: Chapter Two’ Early Buzz: An Overlong Sequel That Eventually Finds Its Groove

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It Chapter Two early buzz

The Losers’ Club is heading back to Derry, Maine to face off against Pennywise the Clown (aka, IT) once again – this time, as adults. But can James McAvoyJessica ChastainBill HaderIsaiah MustafaJay RyanJames Ransone, and Andy Bean recapture the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry of the younger cast from 2017’s mega-successful It? (Is such a thing even possible?) Is this sequel scarier than the original? And does the film earn its nearly three-hour run time?

The social media embargo has lifted, so you know what that means: time to round up some reactions into an It Chapter 2 early buzz article. Here’s what the critics are saying about director Andy Muschietti‘s newest horror film.

Thanks to the success of the first It, we know this sequel is going to make loads of money at the box office. But is this movie any good? /Film writer Chris Evangelista is the biggest Stephen King fan I know, so let’s kick things off with his reaction to this sequel:

It’s also very much a “part 2”, as in it doesn’t stand on its own at all. In fact, the ideal way to view this would be back to back with the first film.

— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) August 21, 2019

Is it scary? Not really. In fact, it seems more content to go for humor rather than horror. But there are a handful of genuinely nasty moments that you don’t usually get in big studio horror flicks.

— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) August 21, 2019

Oh! And there’s a great callback to Carpenter’s THE THING! And two fun cameos.

— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) August 21, 2019

/Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta also caught an early screening and weighed in with his thoughts:

#ITChapterTwo is probably scarier than chapter one – more Pennywise imagery to haunt your dreams. But it also loses a lot of charm in the shift in focus from the coming of age to the now adult characters. At nearly 3 hours it feels long.

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) August 21, 2019

Bill Skarsgård is back with his twisted, eerie version of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Skarsgård admirably stepped out of the shadow of Tim Curry in the previous film (Curry memorably played Pennywise in the It miniseries from 1990) and made the role his own, and it sounds like he’s once again in fine form in this sequel. And speaking of fine form, Bill Hader sounds like he walks away with this movie (which we all expected from the moment he was cast). Still, it’s good to hear that he’s as good in the film as we hoped.

#ITChapterTwo is big and ambitious and can't *quite* handle the weight of its aspirations, but it's still a fine piece of heartfelt horror. The parts that work, work REALLY well and Bill Hader is every-bit the scene-stealing standout we all hoped he'd be.

— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) August 21, 2019

I am not an IT expert but I get the sense, even in the book, IT’s powers/motivations aren’t always well defined. That vagueness works with the kids, but I wish this one had some basic rules? Because it feels like IT could kill any of these people at anytime and just doesn’t.

— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) August 21, 2019

Saw #ITChapterTwo last week! It definitely lives up to the hype of the first one by delivering memorable scares and incredible visuals. The adult losers club’s chemistry was amazing. It’s scary af. pic.twitter.com/PK6R3AD1u4

— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) August 21, 2019

So, #ITChapterTwo: it's v. good, but not great. I liked it, but didn't LOVE it. First movie is a tough act to follow. TWO is gruesome, strange but rarely scary. Nails important aspects from the book, but feels overlong. Cast is aces, though, & Bill Hader SHOULD be in Oscar convo. pic.twitter.com/1KUZk5TXA1

— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) August 21, 2019

#ITChapterTwo is awesome. The adult cast is perfect and loved the way the film mixes in the old and new. I don't want to say too much because most of you are going to see it. Congrats to everyone that worked on it for a job well done. pic.twitter.com/b8yFZe3FzU

— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) August 21, 2019

It: Chapter Two is the biggest disappointment of the year. A dull & bloated mess that spends too much time rehashing things from the first film. While there are a few good moments, the film ultimately lacks suspense and scares. The performances are also a mixed bag. #ITChapterTwo pic.twitter.com/3NlauZxj2f

— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) August 21, 2019

#ITChapterTwo is a terrific companion to #ITChapterOne. Similar vibes, great ensemble chemistry w/ a nice mix of humor and horror. Part 2 plays heavier in tone, dealing w/ defeating the burden of childhood trauma, & I definitely teared up at the very end. Bill Hader steals it pic.twitter.com/bjiwtJufNQ

— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 21, 2019

It was great to see the kids return in flashbacks, but I’m not sure if it helps or hurts the older cast, who could’ve used a little more screentime. Still, they all live up to their young counterparts well. The time jumps can be jarring at times, but you settle in. #ITChapterTwo

— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) August 21, 2019

Ultimately, I think people will struggle over which part they liked best, but I like to think of them both as one film and the second chapter delivers a satisfying and emotional conclusion to one of the best horror films ever made. #ITChapterTwo @joblocom

— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) August 21, 2019

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Because every 27 years, evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, It: Chapter Two brings the characters — who’ve long since gone their separate ways — back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

It: Chapter Two floats into theaters on September 6, 2019.

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Superhero Bits: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Alternate Time Stone Heist, ‘Krypton’ Showrunner Reacts to Cancellation & More

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Harley Quinn Animated Series

What did Hayley Atwell think of Captain America‘s final scene in Avengers: Endgame? Could Noah Hawley return to the world of Legion at some point? How was the heist for the Time Stone almost different in Avengers: Endgame? Who has joined the cast of the second season of Titans as a villain? How did the Krypton showrunner react to the show’s cancellation? Is Nova in the Avengers: Endgame final battle or what? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Titans Season 2 Banner

The gang’s back along with some new superheroes in a banner for the second season of DC Universe’s Titans.

Jeph Loeb is hopeful that Noah Hawley might want to return to the world of Legion sometime in the future.

My thoughts on #Krypton’s cancellation… pic.twitter.com/xV6fmZzpIf

— Cam Welsh (@CamWelsh_) August 19, 2019

Krypton showrunner Cameron Welsh wrote a whole statement about his feelings on the show’s cancellation.

The upcoming Ghost Rider TV show was always meant for Hulu because it was considered to mature for ABC.

Comic Book Resources shows how Marvel Cinematic Universe characters would look in their comic designs.

An Arizona man is auctioning off a high-rated, valuable X-Men comic collection to pay for his cancer treatment.

Get a behind the scenes look at the upcoming Harley Quinn animated series coming to DC Universe very soon.

The second season of DC Universe’s Titans series has added actor Michael Mosley as the villain Doctor Light.

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Film News Roundup: Rob Schneider Wins SAG-AFTRA National Board Seat

In today’s film news roundup, Rob Schneider wins a SAG-AFTRA board seat; “Badland,” “Sorry We Missed You” and “Extracurricular” find homes; and “The Shawshank Redemption” gets a re-release.  SAG-AFTRA Rob Schneider has won a SAG-AFTRA national board seat as a member of presidential candidate Matthew Modine’s progressive Membership First slate. Schneider won a four-year term […]
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Official Trailer for 'Making Montgomery Clift' Doc Examining the Actor

Making Montgomery Clift Trailer

"He wasn't anything like what people think he was." 1091 Media has unveiled the first official trailer for a documentary titled Making Montgomery Clift, a new feature from doc filmmakers Hillary Demmon and Monty's nephew Robert Clift. This premiered at a few smaller film festivals last year, but is only now getting a good VOD release next month. The doc film is a re-examination of the life of famed American actor Montgomery Clift. The classic, beloved film actor received four Oscar nominations throughout his life. But this doc seems to focus more on his private life, a "tragic story" of a "queer icon", plus other stories that may or not be true. Featuring Montgomery, along with Brooks Clift, Ethel "Sunny" Clift, Patricia Bosworth, Jack Larson, Judy Balaban, Robert Osborne, Eleanor Clift, Lorenzo James, Tucker Tooley, Mollie Gregory, Vincent Newman, Michael Easton, Woody Clift, and Eddie Clift. Looks like a compelling analysis of Monty. ›››

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‘Game of Thrones’ Finale: Kit Harington Talks About Jon Snow’s Last Moments

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Fans will spend years debating the merits of Game of Thrones, a series that didn’t exactly stick its ultra-anticipated landing – and that’s coming from someone who appreciated a lot of what final season was able to do within the parameters in which it operated.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I genuinely enjoyed the final moments of the series finale, which caught up with the surviving members of the Stark family and set them off into new eras of their lives. Now actor Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow (aka Aegon Targaryen), has given some insight into his final scene before the credits rolled. Read his quotes below.

What Happens in the Game of Thrones Finale

Just before the Game of Thrones finale fades to black for the last time, we see Jon Snow on horseback riding beyond the Wall with the surviving Free Folk, out into the unknown of the uninhabited North. He’s been sentenced to live out his days as a member of the Night’s Watch to appease the Unsullied, who were furious to learn that Jon had murdered their queen. (Harington called the assassination a “holy fuck moment” when he read it in the script for the first time.) But when he reunites with his pals Tormund and Ghost and they all start riding North, Jon’s future is left somewhat ambiguous.

Kit Harington’s Reaction

In a brief interview with The Hollywood Reporter in the lead-up to this year’s Emmy Awards, Harington was asked how he read that last Game of Thrones finale moment, and here’s how he replied:

“I loved it. When I read it, that bit really made me cry. What really made me cry was on the paper: ‘End of Game of Thrones.’ But as far as an ending for Jon Snow, this character that I loved for so many years and had grown so close to, and had meant so much to me…seeing him go beyond the Wall back to something true, something honest, something pure with these people he was always told he belongs with — the Free Folk — it felt to me like he was finally free. Instead of being chained and sent to the Wall, it felt like he was set free. It was a really sweet ending. As much as he had done a horrible thing [in killing Daenerys], as much as he had felt that pain, the actual ending for him was finally being released.”

So Jon has had enough of Castle Black and the Night’s Watch, and he’s heading off to start a brand new life. Honestly, who could blame him? He had already fulfilled the oath he swore to uphold, and he was never happier than he was with Ygritte, his Wildling lover from the early seasons of the show. Hopefully Jon will meet another nice Wildling girl and live out the rest of his days in peace – or at least until he grows old hunting and drinking all day with Tormund.

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How the Queen + Adam Lambert Tour Brought the Opera to Arenas

Just as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, wowed moviegoers last year, stage design firm Stufish Entertainment Architects has helped Queen + Adam Lambert’s current U.S. tour deliver a screen spectacular of its own. The tour, which plays New Orleans on Aug. 20 and Atlanta on Aug. 22, touched down at […]
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Surprise New Trailer for Long Lost Deadly Camera Horror 'Polaroid'

Polaroid Trailer

"I think you're all in danger." Vertical Entertainment has released a brand new trailer for the horror film Polaroid, director by Norwegian filmmaker Lars Klevberg. This was originally set to open in August of 2017, but the film got caught up in all the Weinstein chaos, and never got a release. Now it's set to open this year all around the world, finally a chance for it to hit theaters. The story is about a high schooler who finds an old Polaroid camera, and anyone who gets their picture taken by it will die in a "violent and tragic death." That creepy creature thing / dude that shows up looks terrifying. The film stars Kathryn Prescott, Mitch Pileggi, Grace Zabriskie, Tyler Young, Keenan Tracey, Samantha Logan, Priscilla Quintana, Madelaine Petsch and Javier Botet. This is based on the horror short Polaroid also from director Lars Klevberg. The new trailer is still mostly unsettling, along with that horrifying poster for it - see both below. ›››

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‘Ghost Draft’ Hoping to Draft Betty Gilpin and J.K. Simmons Alongside Chris Pratt

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Ghost Draft, a sci-fi thriller featuring alien invasions, time travel, and Chris Pratt, is looking to add a few new cast members: Betty GilpinJ.K. Simmons, and Sam Richardson. Gilpin and Richardson’s roles remain a secret, but Simmons would likely be playing Pratt’s father. Chris McKay, the filmmaker behind The LEGO Batman Movie, is directing from a script by Zach Dean.

Chris Pratt hasn’t had the best of luck in live-action films outside of the Marvel or Jurassic Park universes. Perhaps Ghost Draft will do the trick? Pratt is set to star in the sci-fi thriller as “a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past.” When the project was first announced back in February, it was described as “grounded sci-fi” – make of that what you will! This all sounds vaguely like Edge of Tomorrow, aka Live. Die. Repeat.

THR reports that J.K. Simmons to join the project as Pratt’s father, and Variety adds the GLOW‘s Betty Gilpin is also in talks for an undisclosed role. Deadline adds that VEEP actor Sam Richardson has also joined the cast. Like Gilpin, we don’t know who he’s playing

Simmons and Gilpin are both excellent actors. I’ll confess I’m unfamiliar with Richardson’s work because I’m one of the few people who didn’t watch VEEP. And Pratt…uh, well, he’s fine, I guess. Chris McKay will direct, and that’s a plus – people dug McKay’s LEGO Batman Movie. The outlier here is the script, from Zach Dean. Dean’s credits include the forgotten 2012 thriller Deadfall and the absolutely terrible direct-to-VOD action flick 24 Hours to Live. Those aren’t very promising titles, but to be fair, Hollywood loves to chew up the work screenwriters do, and then spit it out. For all I know, Dean’s 24 Hours to Live script started off great until a producer came in and said, “Hey – what if we made this bad instead?”

David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Jules Daly, Adam Kolbrenner and David Goyer are all producing the project. Rob Cowan will executive producing, and Samantha Nisenboim will co-produce. In addition to Pratt and the newly announced cast members, The Handmaid’s Tale actress Yvonne Strahovski is also in the film.

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Variety to Forgo Annual Emmy Party for Donation to Planned Parenthood

Variety has decided to make a donation to Planned Parenthood in lieu of hosting this year’s annual Emmy Awards nominees party in partnership with Women In Film. The decision comes in response to Planned Parenthood’s Aug. 19 announcement that will drop funding over the current administration’s “unethical” rule blocking the organization from discussing its abortion […]
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‘Frankie’ Trailer: No One Can Say No to Isabelle Huppert

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A gorgeously shot family drama that takes place in the sun-dappled European countryside that stars Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei, and Brendan Gleeson? How could we say no? Frankie, directed by Little Men‘s Ira Sachs is film about a family coming to terms with grief and a matriarch that, fittingly, no one can say no to, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Watch the Frankie trailer below.

Frankie Trailer

Isabelle Huppert, Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier, and Brendan Gleeson star in Frankie, which follows a family who unite in the picturesque Portuguese city of Sintra under the invitation of Frankie (Huppert), who is struggling with a newly returned illness. The film made its worldwide debut at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in May, where /Film reviewer Jason Gorber saw it and called it a “light, lovely film about complicated family dynamics and coming to terms with mortality.” He added:

There are echoes of the breezy travelogue films of Woody Allen or even Erich Rhomer without as much of the clever wit, yet almost implausibly we’re drawn into the family’s drama and via their various interactions. Much of this is down to the fine performances, particularly Huppert who drifts by with a quiet exhaustion that reflects her impending mortality. Yes this is an indulged and privileged lot, yet thanks to Sach’s breezy direction and the warm vistas we’re made to feel like we’ve been invited along for the journey.

The sun-drenched Portuguese countryside setting and the bittersweet, sometimes thorny, interactions between Huppert and the rest of her family make Frankie out to be an intriguing independent drama that recalls Luca Guadagnino’s recent hits like Call Me By Your Name and A Bigger Splash. And Huppert is always a joy to watch.

Frankie opens in select theaters in NY/LA on October 25, 2019.

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Oculus Head of Mobile VR Product Max Cohen Leaves Facebook

Early Oculus staffer Max Cohen, who led mobile product for the VR unit, has left Facebook this week, Variety has learned. Cohen’s departure is just the latest staff defection for Facebook’s VR team, which recently also lost its head of VR product, Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell. A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment. Cohen joined Oculus […]
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