Netflix has acquired Cannes festival prize winners Happy As Lazzaro and Girl for North America and Latin America.
Happy As Lazzaro premiered in Competition at the festival and won the best screenplay award for writer-director Alice Rohrwacher (in a tie with Jafar Panahi and Nader Saeivar for 3 Faces).
Starring Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher and Agnese Graziani, the Italian-language drama is about a young peasant assumed, in his isolated village, to be simple-minded, and a young nobleman cursed by his imagination.
Standout documentary “Rbg” joins them, but other well-reviewed films are seeing more mixed results. However, there’s enough viable titles to fill screens while Marvel gets nearly all of the theatrical attention.
First Reformed (A24) – Metacritic: 83; Festivals include: Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York 2017
$100,270 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $25,067
Schrader has a long career as a screenwriter (“Taxi Driver”) and director (American Gigolo”), but his career has seen spotty critical and audience reception. “First Reformed,” with Ethan Hawke as a clergyman experiencing spiritual crisis,
Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes.
With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen. She notably played Sherlock Holmes’ smiling adversary Mrs. Hilda Courtney, who is ...
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Patricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate, starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I and appeared in films with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, died on Sunday at the age of 103.
Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, publicist Harlan Boll said. Morison’s death was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
“Let me tell you a small Sunday story,” the “Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time” director tweeted. “We happened to be on the same flight back to NYC. And I happened to ask to see his history-making Cannes Grand Prix Prize. And he happened to say yes. And then me and about 27 other passengers stood there and swooned and smiled.
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“Deadpool 2” opened to over $300 million worldwide, and had a lower budget than many Marvel titles, so this should be a profitable title and then some. But it also shows the first signs of possible Marvel weariness, if only because the gross came in a little under expectations.
The low range of pre-opening estimates was $130 million, with $150 million commonplace. Judging a film by predictions is not totally fair, but at this point Marvel films are expected to shock and awe. Still, it’s a soft debut.
Why? Gross-depressing factors might include comedic sequels, the R rating films, and the absent surprise factor.
Digging further into the aftermath of Hannah’s death, especially its impact on her friends, family, and school community, the season doesn’t pull its punches on examining past tragedies and inflicting new ones on its characters. Sometimes, the show made good choices in this regard. Sometimes, things went awry. Below, we dig into what worked best and what didn’t in the show’s return.
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “13 Reasons Why” Season 2.]
Jessica (Alisha Boe) copes with her sexual assault: Anchored by an impressive performance by Boe, a major lynchpin of Season 2 is Jessica’s journey to recovery, one that the show treats with great sensitivity. Watching Jessica go to therapy and attempt
In addition to Jesse and Tulip (Ruth Nega) are the vampire Eccarius (Adam Croasdell), two enforcers named T.C. (Colin Cunningham) and Jody (Jeremy Childs), Jesse’s grandmother Marie L’Angelle (Betty Buckley), Allfather D’Aronique Jonny Coyne), and Hitler himself (Noah Taylor).
Based on the comic series of the same name, “Preacher” was developed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin. 23 episodes have aired across its first two seasons, and the show will return to AMC with 10 more on June 24.
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“Infinity War” held on to the top spot with $54.2 million in its second weekend, according to data from Ent Group. That marks a 72% drop from its opening weekend, but it lifts the film’s total to $302 million after just 10 days on release. That makes it by far the top Hollywood movie of the year so far in China, having overtaken the $220 million mark of “Ready Player One.”
“How Long Will I Love U” which features a man and a woman living in the same apartment 20 years apart, who find their timelines crossed, earned a serious $36.2 million for second place. With the film’s scores improving each day of the weekend, including an impressive $17.3 million on Sunday,
Deadpool 2 shoved superhero rivals aside to dominate the international marketplace this weekend, grossing an estimated $176m from 24,843 screens in 81 markets.
Distributor Fox International said the superhero comedy sequel – which also opened in North America, with an estimated $125m - scored the biggest international opening weekend ever for an R-rated title and becomes the studio’s biggest international opener ever.
With Ryan Reynolds back as the title character, Deadpool 2 opened at number one in all its markets, outperforming the original Deadpool, which opened in February 2016, by 7% in like markets at current exchange rates,
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In addition to critical acclaim, “Mrs. Maisel” has won two Golden Globes (Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy and Best Actress — Musical or Comedy for star Rachel Brosnahan) and is considered a strong contender in this year’s Emmy race. Set in the late 1950s, it revolves around its title character’s decision to pursue stand-up comedy following the abrupt dissolution of her marriage. “Gilmore Girls” and “Bunheads” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino created the show, and during last night’s ceremony she said, “You’re going to give it to us because we’re bringing home the fancy thing,
Morison was born on March 15, 1915 in New York City, the daughter of playwright and actor William Morison and Selena Fraser, a British Intelligence agent during World War I. After graduating from high school, Morison took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse and made her stage debut at the Provincetown Playhouse in the musical revue “Don’t Mind the Rain.” Her Broadway debut followed shortly, in 1933’s “Growing Pains,” though she never appeared on stage, instead acting as the stand-by for Helen Hayes in the lead role of Victoria Regina.
After catching the eye of talent scouts, Morison signed a contract with Paramount Pictures and
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