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  1. Danny Boyle Is the Top Choice to Direct James Bond 25
    After falling short with his recent Trainspotting follow-up, Danny Boyle might get a chance at a sure-thing sequel. According to Variety, the Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire is MGM's first choice for the gig helming the 25th (official) James Bond feature. Boyle is a name that has been tossed around for the job over the years given that he's British and has consistently delivered crowd-pleasing entertainments, even if on much smaller scale than a 007 action blockbuster.  Plus Boyle has not only shown an affinity for these movies -- see Ewan McGregor's impression of Sean Connery as 007 in the first Trainspotting -- but he's actually sort of already done a James Bond short film with part of the opening ceremonies...
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  2. Movie News: 'A Wrinkle in Time' Soundtrack Surprises Revealed; 'Paddington' Director Touted for 'Pinocchio'
    A Wrinkle in Time: The soundtrack listing for Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time has been revealed. It includes a few surprises, such as a rare new recording by Sade; it's only the second song she has contributed to a soundtrack. DuVernay (above with Storm Reid) produced the soundtrack, which also includes an end-credit song performed by DJ Khaled featuring Demi Lovato.The soundtrack will be released when the movie opens in theaters everywhere on March 9. [EW.com] I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway. She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled “Flower of the Universe.” And it’s a dream come...
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  3. Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Sound Design Showcase, 'Jumanji' VFX Breakdown and More
    Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Sound Showcase of the Day: Check out a new short documentary from ABC News on the sound design of Star Wars: The Last Jedi:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: Now that everyone has apparently seen Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle a number of times, it's time for an effects breakdown reel courtesy of Iloura:   Easter Eggs of the Day: Now that you've seen Black Panther a few times, see how many Easter eggs you missed with Mr. Sunday Movies' latest:   Fan Art of the Day: Speaking of Black Panther, who wouldn't want to see Shuri team up with young Spider-Man? Here's a little fan art to show what that could look...
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  4. DVD Obscura: 'Professor Marston,' 'The Square,' 'Chavela' and More Home Video Picks
    New Indie Now that everyone has seen the amazing big-screen adventures of the Amazon princess, take a fascinating look at the lives of her creators in the lush biopic Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment). Writer-director Angela Robinson may play a little fast and loose with the facts – and really, what biopic doesn’t? – but this portrait of the comics-creating academic (played by Luke Evans) and the two women in his life (Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote) is an all-too-rare celebration of sexual progressivism, wrapped up in a wonderfully tweedy period piece. Gorgeous and provocative, with three riveting lead performances, this one belongs on the shelf of any movie-lover or, especially, comics-lover. Also available: Emma...
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  5. Jessica Chastain Now in Talks to Star in 'It: Chapter Two'
    The big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's It became a major cultural phenomenon last September, igniting interest in a sequel, which was quickly given a green light. Even before It was released, however, actress Jessica Chastain (above in Molly's Game) voiced her support. Trust me. This film is great. Get your tickets early. It'll sell quick. So proud of the Muschetti siblings. ????https://t.co/LI7rs3Lc83 — Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) September 5, 2017   Chastain and It director Andy Muschietti worked together previously on horror thriller Mama, which brought praise for both. Naturally, the film's success and Chastain's support quickly sparked speculation that the actress might be cast in the sequel, which will will...
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  6. 'Thor: Ragnarok' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases
    Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Star (faith-based animation; voices: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Patricia Heaton, Kris Kristofferson, Kristin Chenoweth, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey; rated PG) Daddy's Home 2 (comedy; Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson; not rated) Same Kind of Different as Me (drama; Greg Kinnear...
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  7. Every Record Broken by 'Black Panther'
    Another Marvel movie is a huge hit at the box office. But this one is a bigger deal than usual. Black Panther opened over the President's Day weekend to the tune of $241.9 million. That's not an unprecedented figure, but the four-day take amounts to a whole lot of records broken, milestones reached and other feats accomplished for the superhero release. Below we detail every one of its achievements, including a couple that aren't financial in nature.    Black Panther is... The best-reviewed comic book superhero movie of all time: According to Rotten Tomatoes, Black Panther topped The Dark Knight and Iron Man with its positive review score of 97% but is tied for superhero movies overall with Pixar's The...
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  8. Movie News: Jordan Peele's Now Writing Next Film, Will Direct Later This Year; Anne Hathaway to Team with 'Mudbound' Director Dee Rees
    Jordan Peele: Actor and writer Jordan Peele (above) made his feature directorial debut with last year's spectacularly successful Get Out. Now he's writing his next feature film and says he'll direct it later this year for Universal Pictures: "One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun, genre of intrigue is my favorite. That's my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one." [THR]   The Last Thing He Wanted: Anne Hathaway (Colossal, above) is in negotiations to star in The Last Thing He Wanted, based on a novel by Joan Didion. First published in 1996, the...
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  9. Box Office Report: 'Black Panther' Joins Exclusive Club of All-Timers
    Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Black Panther - $192.0 million ($192.0 million total) 2. Peter Rabbit - $17.2 million ($48.2 million total) 3. Fifty Shades Freed - $16.9 million ($76.1 million total) 4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - $7.9 million ($377.6 million total) 5. The 15:17 to Paris - $7.6 million ($25.4 million total) 6. The Greatest Showman - $5.1 million ($154.4 million total) 7. Early Man - $3.1 million ($3.1 million total) 8. Maze Runner: The Death Cure - $2.5 million ($54.0 million total) 9. Winchester - $2.2 million ($21.8 million total) 10. Samson - $1.9 million ($1.9 million total)   The Big Stories Remember when the early projections for Black Panther had it hovering around a HUGE opening...
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  10. The Week in Movie News: 'Black Panther' Starts Off Strong, 'Incredibles 2' Sneak Peek and More
    Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Black Panther broke its first box office records: Marvel has another huge hit on their hands, as Black Panther opens this weekend and already kicked things off with the MCU's second-best preview screenings gross ever. Read more here.   GREAT NEWS Another Willy Wonka movie is in the works: Normally remakes of classics aren't immediately labeled "great news," but a new take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming from Paddington and Paddington 2 director Paul King, and that's pretty promising. Read more here.   SURPRISING NEWS Solo revealed another cast member: With only a few...
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