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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Tickets Go On Sale Friday; Opening In The $43M-$47M Range

Tickets for Alcon Entertainment/Warner Bros./Sony’s Blade Runner 2049the sequel to Ridley Scott’s cult 1982 movie, go on sale tomorrow, 14 days before its Oct. 6 opening date. Various tracking services currently have the R-rated Denis Villeneuve-directed movie opening between $43M-$47M stateside and going day and date pretty much everywhere with Korea and Japan a tad later. Nancy Tartaglione also reports that the pic has been cleared by China censors with a release date… Read

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Stephen Colbert Leaks His Own Meltdown Tape After Someone Leaks Lawrence O’Donnell’s For Him

Having watched what happened to MSNBC primetime star Lawrence O'Donnell when someone leaked footage of him having an on-camera meltdown during a glitch-riddled taping, CBS late-night star Stephen Colbert decided to get out in front of his own similar embarrassing Late Show incident. In video leaked this week, The Last Word anchor was seen grimacing, swearing, thumping his desk, jumping out of his chair, and otherwise losing his cool when the “insanity” begins. “Who is… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel: Donald Trump Would Sign Copies Of Koran At Barnes & Noble In Fallujah To Kill Bill Named For Obama

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Jimmy Kimmel tonight tangled with President Donald Trump, as well the co-authors of the latest GOP Obamacare kill bill who, the Washington Post writes, do not understand their own bill’s impact as well as the late-night host. Again tonight, Kimmel explained he found himself in the middle of this battle after his son, Billy, had open heart surgery at age 3 days, when Sen. bill Cassidy guested on his show to make assurances to Kimmel’s audience that he failed to keep. “The… Read

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Director Darren Aronofsky Defends ‘Mother!’ As “A Punk Movie” Designed To Provoke

Film director Darren Aronofsky has defended his much-maligned film, mother!, calling it “a punk movie” that was designed to elicit the strong reactions it has garnered from critics and audiences. Speaking with radio host John Horn in a Q &A following a recent screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Aronofsky seemed to side with the harshest of his critics when he admitted, “How, if you walk out of this movie, are you not going to give it an ‘F… Read

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‘Roseanne’: ‘Shameless’ Star Emma Kenney Set As Darlene And David’s Daughter

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Emma Kenney, a series regular on Showtime’s Shameless, has joined the cast of ABC’s reboot of Roseanne. She has been set to play the daughter of Darlene and David Connor in the revival of the series; Sara Gilbert is returning as Darlene and Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki is expected to return as David. Rosenne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke also return for the new take on the Connor clan. Production on an… Read

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SAG-AFTRA Sending Team To ‘Riverdale’ Set After K.J. Apa Crash

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SAG-AFTRA will be sending up a team to the Vancouver set of the CW/Warner Bros.’ television production of Riverdale after one of the union’s 20 year-old stars — K.J. Apa — fell asleep at the wheel last week and crashed his automobile after he worked what Warner Bros. TV said was a 14.2-hour work day. "This is an extremely troubling situation and we are deeply concerned about the safety of performers on the Riverdale set,” said SAG-AFTRA in a statement. “We are sending a… Read

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Nina Dobrev Joins Ken Marino’s ‘Dog Days’ Pic, Filming Roger Avary’s ‘Lucky Day’

EXCLUSIVE: Just over a week before the re-imagined Flatliners comes out, Nina Dobrev is keeping her days full with two new projects. Currently filming Roger Avary's Lucky Day in Toronto, The Vampire Diaries alum also is joining Ken Marino's sophomore feature directing effort Dog Days, I've learned. Dobrev will play Good Day Seattle host Elizabeth in the canine-connected ensemble comedy from the West Hot American Summer vet. The character relies on her pet through life and… Read

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Josh Greenstein Re-Ups At Sony As Marketing & Distribution President For Three More Years

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Josh Greenstein has been re-upped for three years as president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group. He will continue to report to SPE Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman. This comes as Greenstein and his team are overseeing the launch of the global campaign for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on December 22 and the launch of the international marketing campaign for Blade Runner 2049 which bows domestically… Read

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Oscars: Russia Enters Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Loveless’ In Foreign Language Race

Russia has selected Andrey Zvyagintsev's Cannes Jury Prize winner Loveless as its entry into the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. This is the director's third time repping his country after 2003's Venice Golden Lion winner The Return and 2014's Leviathan. The latter took the Best Screenplay trophy in Cannes that year, as well as winning the Foreign Language Golden Globe and scoring an Oscar nomination. Sony Pictures Classics acquired all North and Latin American… Read

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Vice Video Staffers Unionize With WGA East & Motion Picture Editors Guild

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Vice Media employees who create video content across the company's media outlets have unionized. The WGA East said today that it will represent the workers along with the AFL-CIO and the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700. The deal covers about 430 staff and freelance employees working on video content for Vice.com, the Viceland cable channel, and Vice programming on HBO. WGAE already represents about 100 journalists working on written content for Vice.com. The… Read

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Warner Bros “Extremely Grateful” ‘Riverdale’ Star K.J. Apa OK After Car Crash – Update

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UPDATE, 2:47 PM: Warner Bros. Television is “extremely grateful that Riverdale star K.J. Apa was uninjured after his recent car crash en route from the set but warns that the accident could have been avoided. The studio’s statement comes hours after details were revealed about an early-morning accident involving Apa. Filming in Vancouver, the actor who plays Archie Andrews in the CW drama hit a lamp post on the way home from a long day of filming. Although stressing… Read

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Skybound And Universal Pics Developing Feature Based On Comic Series ‘Kill The Minotaur’

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Skybound Entertainment and Universal Pictures are developing a feature based on the Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto's comic series Kill the Minotaur, a modern, fantastical tale which was released as a comic series in June and includes the artwork of Lukas Ketner and Jean-Francois Beaulieu. The feature is part of Skybound's first look deal with Universal. Skybound's Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst are expected as producers. Skybound is the… Read