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‘Dark Money’ Exclusive Clip: Feature Doc Premieres At Sundance Tomorrow

To get elected anymore in this country you need to be a millionaire or have access to a great deal of money — but where is that money coming from? Following the money is what filmmaker Kimberly Reed’s Dark Money tries to do during an election in Montana. The film is in the U.S. Documentary competition at Sundance this year. The film follows an investigative reporter on the trail of a major legal case in Montana which all ties back to ‘dark money’ political ad campaign… Read


‘Tyrel’ Director Sebastián Silva On The Film’s Alienation Premise – Sundance Studio

Director Sebastián Silva was on deck at Deadline’s Sundance Studio, along with stars Jason Mitchell and Christopher Abbott, to chat about his drama Tyrel, which follows Tyler who joins friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend with several people he doesn't know. As soon as they get there, it's clear that (1) he's the only black guy, and (2) it's going to be a weekend of heavy drinking. Although Tyler is welcomed, he can't help but feel uneasy in… Read


SAG Awards Stunt Ensemble Winners: ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Game Of Thrones’

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UPDATED with winners list: The sizable stunt teams for Warner Bros. Wonder Woman and HBO’s Game of Thrones walked away with the SAG Awards Stunt Ensemble trophies today. The winners were announced before the televised portion of the show. The female-centric superhero pic beat ut the stunt teams from Baby Driver, Dunkirk, Logan and War for the Planet of the Apes. The epic juggernaut drama series GoT topped the stunt performers from GLOW, Homeland and The Walking Dead, the… Read


New England Patriots Top Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in AFC Championship

The quarterback many call the Greatest of All-Time did it again. New England’s Tom Brady rallied his team from a three-point deficit with under three minutes left to send New England to Super Bowl 52 by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20. CBS play-by-play man Jim Nantz called it a “David vs. Goliath matchup,” and for most of the game, David was winning, as Jacksonville, behind quarterback Blake Bortles and the hard running of Leonard Fournette, kept a lead over the… Read


‘RBG’: How Betsy West & Julie Cohen Gained Access Into The Life Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Sundance Studio

RBG documentarians Betsy West and Julie Cohen had both interviewed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the past, but it was when Ginsberg’s name was gaining steam in popular culture that the idea of doing a documentary was born. “We said ‘hey, someone should do a documentary on Justice Ginsberg and it should be us,'” said West, who stopped by Deadline’s Sundance Studio along with Cohen. The two met apprehension when they initially approached Ginsberg about the project. “Her… Read

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‘Jumanji’ At $768M WW Intensity & 4th #1 In A Row Overseas; ‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ Debuts – International Box Office

UPDATE: Sony's Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle continued its wild run this weekend, remaining king of the international box office for the 4th consecutive frame with another $32.6M on the board. The global drumbeat has now reached $767.8M with $450.8M of that from overseas. The Jake Kasdan-helmed update on the 1995 Robin Williams classic had some rock-solid holds this session, although it faced stiff competition in China where a handful of new entrants was led by Bollywood… Read


‘Dead Pigs’ Director Cathy Yan On How Filmmaking & Reporting Are Similar – Sundance Studio

First-time feature director Cathy Yan is on hand at the Sundance Film Festival with her project, Dead Pigs. The pic is set in modern China, between Shanghai and the provincial town of Jiaxing, and centers on five eccentric people and how their stories intersect over the course of a few weeks as dead pigs float towards Shanghai and ultimately converge in a dramatic showdown between human and machine. “I had been thinking about making a film back in China… I just felt that… Read


‘Ready Player One’ Teaser A Link To Secret Steven Spielberg & Ernest Cline Clip

UPDATE, with second Tweet Warner Bros is getting clever with its promotion of the Steven Spielberg-directed Ready Player One. They’ve got a teaser trailer (watch it below), and it has a secret link in it that has a password that links to a hidden video that is narrated by Spielberg and author Ernest Cline, with new unseen footage. The studio will be advertising the movie during today’s NFL division championship games. Can you crack the QR code and get a look at the unseen… Read


Mo’Nique Calls For Netflix Boycott Over Alleged Gender And Race Pay Disparity

As the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement continues to gain momentum in Hollywood, so does the issue of gender pay disparity. More than that, the issue of race and gender pay disparity has surfaced. Actress and comedian Mo’Nique, not afraid to be outspoken, recently called out Netflix for an offer that was considerably less than her comedian colleagues. The Academy Award-winning actress took to Instagram with a video saying, ” I am asking that you stand with me and… Read


Bridey Elliott’s Feature Directorial Debut ‘Clara’s Ghost’ Was A True Family Affair — Sundance Studio

Coming to Sundance two years ago with her first short film, Affections, writer/director Bridey Elliott graduates this year in her return to the festival with Clara’s Ghost, her feature directorial debut. The supernaturally-tinged drama follows actor Ted Reynolds (Chris Elliott) and his homemaker wife Clara (Paula Neidert Elliott) who welcome their twenty-something daughters (Abby and Bridy Elliott)—a pair of former child stars—back to their Connecticut home. There… Read


‘Halfway There’ Trailer Bows, Showcasing Matthew Lillard, Blythe Danner Dysfunction

The first clip from Matthew Lillard and Blythe Danner’s new pilot Halfway There is out, showcasing the dysfunctional family life at the program’s core. The pilot will premiere at Sundance on Tuesday as part of the festival’s Indie Episodic section. The series stars Lillard as a recovering addict trying to create a sober living community. But when his past love and family drama come to haunt him it throws everything in disarray. The TV series also stars Danner as Lillard's… Read


‘Yardie’ Director Idris Elba On Amplifying The Film Adaptation – Sundance Studio

Before world premiering his film at the Sundance Film Festival, Yardie helmer Idris Elba stopped by Deadline’s Sundance Studio, along with the film’s stars Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Sheldon Shepherd, and Everaldo Cleary, to talk on why this film adaption felt natural to tackle as his directorial feature. Elba, who was introduced to the 1992 novel of the same name as a teenager, said “when the opportunity came, I read the script and realized that everything that was in… Read