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‘Isle Of Dogs’ Review: Wes Anderson’s Weirdly Wonderful Canine Epic Is A Toon Worth Telling

Isle Of Dogs

No matter the subject matter, you can always count on Wes Anderson to come up with something unlike anything else out there. From his most recent Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel and past gems like Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic, Anderson’s movies may be an acquired taste for some but definitely belong on the must-see list for smart audiences. This also includes his occasional dalliances with animation, particularly the handcrafted… Read

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‘Tomb Raider’ Tops $105M Offshore, Digs $41M In China – International Box Office

Tomb Raider

TUESDAY AM UPDATE, writethru with actuals: In its 2nd weekend of overseas play, Warner Bros/MGM's Tomb Raider unearthed $87.2M across 65 markets, coming in well ahead of the Sunday estimate. That includes China where the No. 1 debut was a solid $41.3M, ranking as Warner Bros' 7th biggest opener ever and landing on par with Wonder Woman and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. The full cume at the international box office is $105.2M for $129M worldwide through Sunday. Rival… Read


‘Hollywood Game Night’ Renewed For Season 6 On NBC

Let the games continue. NBC has given a 13-episode Season 6 renewal to Hollywood Game Night, its summer series hosted by Jane Lynch. No word yet on a premiere date or celebrity guests. The show features two contestants who are transported from their everyday lives into a night of fun as they step beyond the velvet rope and rub shoulders with some of their favorite stars and compete for the chance to win up to $25,000. The network said the upcoming season will feature new… Read


Paramount’s ‘Dora The Explorer’ Movie Set For Australia Shoot After Tax Break Concession

Paramount’s live-action Dora The Explorer movie will shoot in Australia after a last-minute tax break concession from local authorities. The movie’s presence in Australia was cast in doubt on Friday when Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison rejected Paramount’s request for a one-off increase from the standard 16.5 percent tax break to 30 percent. However, Australia’s second largest state Queensland agreed this morning to top up the the Australian government's tax break… Read


Disney Junior Renews ‘Mickey And The Roadster Racers’ For Season 3

The Disney Junior animated series Mickey and the Roadster Racers will soon be older than some members of its audience. That’s because a third season has been ordered for the show, which is Disney Channel’s #1 series among kids ages 2-5. The series takes Mickey and friends, along with their unique transforming vehicles, on humorous high-spirited races around the globe, as well as hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills. Off the racetrack, Minnie and Daisy also run their own… Read


Netflix Wins Stop-Motion Animated ‘Wendell And Wild’: Henry Selick, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key Aboard

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EXCLUSIVE: Fresh off winning the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his directorial debut Get Out, Jordan Peele is at the center of a most intriguing feature re-team with Keegan-Michael Key, his longtime partner on the Emmy-winning Comedy Central series Key and Peele. Netflix has committed to finance and distribute Wendell and Wild, a stop-motion animated feature to be directed by James and the Giant Peach helmer Henry Selick. Key and Peele will supply the voices for two… Read


‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Trailer: First Look At Harry Potter Prequel Sequel

The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second film in the Harry Potter prequel series, has just been released, and Warner Bros. has mobilized an army of wizards to celebrate. The #WandsReady movement is described as a global social activation mobilizing Wizarding World fans, who are encouraged to post a photo of themselves with their own wand or use the #WandsReady photo uploader on, which will allow creation of  a… Read


‘The Wall’ Renewed For Season 3 On NBC

Call it balls to the wall, NBC-style. The network has renewed its Chris Hardwick-hosted game show The Wall for a 20-episode third season. No premiere date was announced. The series debuted on December 9, 2016, and earned a 20-episode renewal a few weeks later. The second part of its Season 2 premiered on January 1, and for the 2017-18 season, The Wall has averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 6 million viewers overall in L+7 ratings from Nielsen Media Research… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Tops $500M Overseas, $1B WW With $67M China Bow; ‘Tomb Raider’ Kicks Off – International Box Office

UPDATE, writethru: Having crossed $1B globally on Saturday, Disney/Marvel's Black Panther lifted its worldwide cume to $1,078.6M through Sunday. That's coming off a $100M offshore weekend that was boosted by China's estimated $66.5M launch. The international box office total for the Ryan Coogler superhero title is now $516.6M. The overseas figure sees T'Challa rise on the charts to pass Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Dark Knight, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, Th… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Rules 4th Frame With $41M+; ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ At $33M+: A Diversity & Disney Dominant Weekend

Sunday AM: Disney dominated this weekend’s box office, commanding the top two spots with Marvel’s mighty Black Panther and Ava Duvernay’s’ A Wrinkle in Time. With an 84% from Friday to Saturday, Black Panther will gross $41.1M for the weekend as it pushes to almost $562M. A Wrinkle In Time will end its debut weekend with $33.3M. Black Panther has owned the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office for four weekends in a row. This weekend, the Ryan Coogler-directed movie crosse… Read


Disney Channel Sets ‘Fast Layne’, Live-Action Series From ‘Zeke And Luther’ Duo

EXCLUSIVE: Disney Channel has greenlighted Fast Layne, a live-ation limited series from executive producers Matt Dearborn and Tom Burkhard. Production is under way on the action-comedy from Lakeshore Productions starring The Young and the Restless actress Sophie Pollono. Created by Travis Braun, it’s set for a 2018 launch. Twelve-year-old overachiever Layne (Pollono) finds her orderly life thrown into a tailspin when she discovers a sophisticated talking car named V.I.N… Read


‘The Secret Life of Kids’ Examined In Banijay Studios NA Doc Series

A six-part documentary series that details how five-year-olds experience the social world for the first time premieres on 9 PM Friday, March 16, on USA Network. The Secret Life of Kids is produced by Banijay Studios North America and offers an intimate look at how children navigate love, compassion, rejection, honesty and conflict. The action unfolds under the guidance of two teachers and two leading child psychologists, the latter providing commentary behind the… Read