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Hollywood movie studios are concerned they are being short-changed on box office sales from China

Hollywood has long been suspicious that the box office receipts they receive from the movies they release in China have been underreported, and now they are taking action.<p>The Motion Picture Association of America, which represents the six major movie studios in the US, have hired an accounting firm …

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Box Office: Four Reasons Not To Cheer 'Transformers: The Last Knight's Domestic Disaster

<i>Transformers: The Last Knight</i> opened over the long weekend with $68 million. That’s $44m over the Fri-Sun frame and significantly lower than the previous films in the once-mighty franchise. Yes, the film is doing better overseas, including a $125m Fri-Sun debut in China, for a $269m worldwide cume, …

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Here's Why Michelle Rodriguez Might Leave Fast Furious

Actress Michelle Rodriguez took to Instagram earlier to celebrate the digital release of The Fate of the Furious, and deliver a message to Universal …

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'Baby Driver' Review: Buckle Up For Edgar Wright's Go-For-Broke Pulp Musical

Blessed with old-school car chases and the year's best soundtrack, this crime thriller is the most fun you'll have at the movies this summer<p>Now this …

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Actor Michael Nyqvist of 'Mission: Impossible,' 'John Wick,' Dies at Age 56

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist -- best known from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and "John Wick" -- has died after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 56. The star's family confirmed the sad news, and actor Gerard Butler posted a beautiful video …

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Newswire: Netflix to pit nerd against nerd in ’90s-set teen drama Everything Sucks!

A new Netflix series plans to chart what is essentially a conflict between the type of people we write about on this website (movie and TV stars) and the type of people who write for this website (nerds with very strong opinions). The streaming service announced today that it’s ordering <i>Everything</i> …

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Review: Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' Coasts But Never Drifts

<b>The Box Office:</b><p>Sony will release <i>Baby Driver</i> starting tonight with the standard advance night previews. The acclaimed Edgar Wright picture made a splashy and buzzy debut at this year’s SXSW festival and was moved from its initial mid-August slot into this comparatively crowded late June/early July …

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‘Get Even’ Is A Compelling, If Disjointed Psychological Thriller

<i>Get Even</i> opens with a stunning, scary hook. Cole Black, the gun-toting hero, sneaks through an abandoned warehouse, gunning down private military contractors, only to find a young girl with a bomb strapped to her chest. Black desperately punches in the bomb’s code, but the blast goes off… and he …

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'The Accountant 2' Is Happening & Fans Have Some Groan-Worthy Subtitle Suggestions

Ben Affleck is in talks to return as "The Accountant," and excited fans have been so busy adding title suggestions, the sequel is already in the red from pun overages.<p>According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is now putting together "The Accountant 2," with star Affleck, director Gavin O'Connor, …

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Hollywood Audits China Box-Office Figures

Hollywood's top studios are auditing China's box office figures for the first time. There are concerns that ticket sales have been reported …

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‘Baby Driver’s Ansel Elgort To Play Young JFK In ‘Mayday 109’

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: As he prepares to rev up the Edgar Wright-directed <i>Baby Driver</i> for tomorrow’s opening, Ansel Elgort has been set to play young president …

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Edgar Wright says he’ll never watch Ant-Man

When <i>Baby Driver</i> hits theaters on June 28, it’ll be four years since the release of the last Edgar Wright movie (2013’s <i>The World’s End</i>). But originally, the writer-director had another film slated for release in that time period: Marvel’s <i>Ant-Man</i>, which Wright departed in 2014 after spending eight …

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9 Times China Saved Hollywood Movies From Box Office Failure

Chinese audiences really love American movies that have big car chases, adorable dogs, Vin Diesel – and, possibly, Ruby Rose.<p>Originally posted on June 27, 2017, 21:19 GMT<p>Updated on June 27, 2017, 22:17 GMT<p>Lintao Zhang / Getty Images<p>When <i>Transformers: The Last Knight</i> debuted this week, the box office …

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Jason Bateman and Laura Linney Have to Go On The Run In Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ — Watch

Bateman and Linney star as husband and wife in the upcoming Netflix drama series.<p>Things get intense in the latest clip released by Netflix for their …

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Box Office: 'Wonder Woman' Might Just Leg It To $400 Million

Another day, another <i>Wonder Woman</i> box office post! As long as you keep reading them, I’ll keep writing them. <i>Wonder Woman</i> ended its fourth weekend with $318.111 million after 24 days of domestic play and earned $3m yesterday, a drop of just 36% from last Monday, for a $321.186m domestic cume. That …

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North Korea Compares Trump to Hitler in Latest Anti-US Diatribe

North Korea’s state controlled media, Korean Central News Agency, called Donald Trump’s “America-first” policy “the American version of Nazism far …

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Elle Fanning, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nat Wolff lend voices to inspiring Leap! trailer

If you enjoy animated tales of cute, wistful characters in France with big dreams, but couldn’t quite get behind the rat in <i>Ratatouille,</i> then <i>Leap!</i> might be just the thing. Here, it’s a young girl instead of a rodent, and her dreams center around becoming a dancer in Paris — and you can see more of …

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12 Best Movies of 2017 So Far

From social horror to superheroes, crime musicals to culture-clash rom-coms – Peter Travers picks the highlights of an already stellar movie year<p>The …

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Despicable Me 3's first reviews are in – and they're exactly what you'd expect

BANANA!<p>Those lovable Minions are back in cinemas this week as <i>Despicable Me 3</i> is released, and we should expect more of the same.<p>The first reviews for …

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The unauthorized “Hook” prequel is finally here, filling in lots about Rufio’s backstory

You can probably still hear the “Rufio!” chant from the 1991 classic <i>Hook</i>. And now, an unauthorized prequel film called <i>Bangarang</i> tells the story of …

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There’s a Chance Blade Could Join the MCU, Marvel Says

Even before Marvel’s X-Men became a mega movie franchise, there was Blade. In the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Wesley Snipes starred as Marvel’s …

Comics

Great Job, Internet!: The Last Jedi trailer gets a cyberpunk-as-hell remake

The below remake of <i>The Last Jedi</i> trailer is certainly interesting, in part, because of how it was produced, using an Apple IIc from 1984, a program from the era called <i>Dazzle Draw</i>, and some 48 floppy disks, the entirety of which contained 6 MB of information. But the method is a little less …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

8 Times Kendall Jenner's Dresses Came Dangerously Close to a Wardrobe Malfunction

Models have an affinity for wearing the sexiest dresses on red carpet, and Kendall Jenner is no exception. She always stuns us in barely there designer gowns that show off her back or mile-long legs. Her 2017 Met Gala dress by La Perla might have been her most exposing ensemble yet, though it comes …

Fashion

Director Edgar Wright Is a Comic Genius. Here's a Ranking of His Movies (and TV).

Upon the release of his supercharged heist film Baby Driver, we look back at the director's body of work.<p>Twenty-first century comedic filmmaking has been defined, for the most part, by two major sources. The first is Judd Apatow and his brand of laid back improvisational riffs and spoofs. The …

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The ‘Good Time’ Trailer Looks Like A Bad Time For Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will, for better or worse, always be associated with the <i>Twilight</i> franchise. Better: they probably have enough money that they never need to work again. Worse: <i>Twilight</i> is not great, and they’re not great in it. But over the past few years, Pattinson and Stewart …

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Deadpool 2 Starts Filming, New On-Set Photos Revealed

Filming on <i>Deadpool 2</i> has officially begun. Ryan Reynolds, who plays the lead role and is also a producer on the film, wrote on Instagram that it "feels good to be back." Additionally, some on-set photos have emerged, showing Deadpool crashing what looks like a child's birthday party. Sounds about …

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China Box Office Audit: Why Hollywood Needed to Get Tough

The movie business has taken a hands-off approach to ticketing fraud in China over the last few years, worried that if it’s too aggressive, it could …

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Edgar Wright Gives Us An Inside Look At His Latest Film 'Baby Driver'

In this film, music takes the wheel<p><i>The following feature appears in the June/July issue of</i> NYLON.<p>It’s taken director Edgar Wright a mere four films to claim the throne of genre king. He reanimated the zombie flick with <i>Shaun of the Dead</i>, spoofed buddy-cop movies with <i>Hot Fuzz</i>, branched out into …

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Justice League: Zack Snyder Shares Photo of Batman's Suit

Just one month after stepping away from his directorial duties on Warner Bros.’ <i>Justice League</i> following a family tragedy, Zack Snyder has taken to …

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Chappie director says he’s not looking to rip fans off with new project, will compensate contributors

There’s just one thing standing in his way<p>Neill Blomkamp doesn’t just want Steam users to watch and financially support his new experimental film project, but he also wants them to get involved the creation process.<p>When Blomkamp, best known as the director of <i>Chappie, District 9</i> and <i>Elysium,</i> …

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