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Chinese Blockbuster ‘Home Coming’ Getting Global Theatrical Release Courtesy of CMC Pictures (Exclusive)

After performing solidly at home, China’s latest nationalistic blockbuster, Home Coming, is heading out into the world.  The film topped China’s National Day holiday box office last weekend with a $60 million debut. It has since climbed to $117 million, with local ticketing service Maoyan projecting a finishing total of around $240 million.  Building on […]

Philadelphia Film Festival to Open With Colin Farrell’s ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ Close With ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ Doc

The 2022 Philadelphia Film Festival has announced its complete lineup, including the opening night film The Banshees of Inisherin from director Martin McDonagh and Laura Poitras’ documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed. The festival — slated to run in-person from Oct. 19 to Oct. 30 at Philadelphia Film Center, PFS Bourse Theater and the newly […]

Bentonville Film Festival Announces 2023 Dates, New Animation Category

Bentonville Film Festival, chaired by award-winning actress and gender equity advocate Geena Davis, has announced its 2023 festival dates. The annual event held in northwest Arkansas will take place June 13 to 18 for its in-person component, with on-demand streaming of selected programming and events through June 25 available on the festival’s virtual platform. “We […]

‘Scooby-Doo’s’ Velma “Crushing Big-Time” on Female Character in New Film Incites Fan Speculation About Her Sexuality

The upcoming film Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! appears to confirm fan speculation about Velma Dinkley’s interest in women. HBO Max’s new movie was made available for purchase via digital platforms Tuesday, and footage from it has circulated widely on social media. A number of viral posts focus on fans’ elated responses to scenes showing the […]

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Tracking for Bullish $70M-$75M Opening

If tracking is correct, Black Adam should bestow Dwayne Johnson with the biggest box office opening of his career, outside of the main Fast & Furious franchise. The New Line/Warner Bros. release is pacing to debut anywhere between $70 million to $75 million in its domestic debut over the Oct. 21-23 weekend — if not […]

Feinberg Forecast: Updated Oscar Projections Mid-New York Film Festival

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by The Hollywood Reporter‘s executive editor of awards Scott Feinberg, reflects his best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these standings by drawing upon consultations with voters and industry insiders, analysis of marketing and awards […]

‘Leaving Las Vegas’ Director Says Nicolas Cage Was Never Paid $100K Fee for Oscar-Winning Role

Nicolas Cage may have won a priceless Oscar for his turn as a suicidal screenwriter with an alcohol addiction in 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas — but that’s all he got. The actor was never paid the $100,000 he was promised to star in the film. That surprising detail was revealed in a podcast interview with […]

Eva Longoria, George Lopez to Star in New ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ Movie (Exclusive)

Eva Longoria and George Lopez are on board to star in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a new, Latino-centric adaptation of the best-selling children’s book by Judith Viorst. Marvin Lemus, the co-creator and showrunner of Gentefied, a bilingual series that ran for two seasons on Netflix, will direct the feature, […]

When ‘Bros’ Bombed, Star Billy Eichner Put the Blame on the Audience

Most people don’t want to see movies perform poorly at the box office. And I’d argue that most people, despite the “go woke, get broke” social media rhetoric from a vocal minority, see the value in consuming and identifying with stories about people who may not look like them or share their lifestyle. So, it’s […]

Jonás Cuarón to Direct Bad Bunny in Sony’s ‘El Muerto’ Action Pic

Jonás Cuarón is set to direct Sony Pictures’ El Muerto, which will star Grammy-winning artist Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio. Cuarón, the son of filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, made his directorial debut with the immigration thriller Desierto. Gareth Dunnet Alcocer (Blue Beetle) is writing the script for El Muerto, about a wrestler […]

Sundance Hands Out $1.4M in Doc Grants

The Sundance Institute’s Documentary Fund is readying to hand out nearly $1.4 million in 2022 grants ahead of the 20th anniversary of Sundance’s Documentary Film Program. The $1,396,500 in unrestricted grant money is going to 35 projects in various stages of production. Recipients come from 31 countries, and of the 14 U.S. films, all are […]

‘Till’ Trailer: Danielle Deadwyler Shows Mother’s Heartbreak, Defiance Over Son’s Murder

The latest trailer for Till, Clemency director Chinonye Chukwu’s movie about the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, shows his mother Mamie Till-Mobley choosing an open casket funeral, a decision that galvanized the U.S. civil rights movement. “The whole world has to see what happened to my son,” Mamie, played by The Harder They Fall’s Danielle […]