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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ & ‘Titans’ Star Brenton Thwaites, Lily Sullivan Lead Oz Pic ‘I Met A Girl’

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EXCLUSIVE: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and DC Universe’s Titans star Brenton Thwaites is leading cast alongside Lily Sullivan (Amazon’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, Mental) in the Australian comedy-drama I Met A Girl, which got underway today. Thwaites stars as an impulsive musician struggling with schizophrenia who falls for a mysterious woman (Sullivan) who may be all in his head. When she suddenly vanishes, he takes off on a cross-country journey across… Read


Razzie Awards Nominations Are Out: Four Movies “Lead” In Best Of Worst Race


Gotti, The Happytime Murders, Holmes & Watson and Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary Death of a Nation tied for the most nominations for the Razzie Awards, the annual generally mean-spirited anti-Oscar list of the year’s worst movies. Nominations in a total of 10 categories were unveiled Monday, with even Donald Trump (for his screen time in both Death of a Nation and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9) and Kellyanne Conway (Fahrenheit 11/9) earning mentions. The Worst Picture… Read


ITV Label Possessed Scores Bumper Order For ‘5 Gold Rings’ As Ex-Sky Chief Adam MacDonald Joins As Chairman

Possessed, the ITV Studios-backed company behind Nickelodeon gameshow Keep It Spotless, has brought in former Sky exec Adam MacDonald as chairman and scored a bumper order for ITV format 5 Gold Rings. The label, which is run by former Deal or No Deal exec producer and "banker" Glenn Hugill, has secured two more runs of 5 Gold Rings, the primetime ITV gameshow hosted by Philip Schofield. The show, which was previously piloted in the U.S. by NBC, is a physical game show… Read


BAFTA Awards For Sue Bruce-Smith, Roger Pratt; ‘Harry Potter’ Production Designer Prize; FDA Chief Exits — UK Briefs

BAFTA has presented Special Awards to longstanding Film4 executive Sue Bruce-Smith and DoP Roger Pratt (Batman). Bruce-Smith, Deputy Director at Film4, was recognized with a Special Award for her outstanding contribution to British cinema with speakers at a Friday event including former Film4 boss Tessa Ross, BFI Deputy CEO Ben Roberts, producer Gail Egan, and current Film4 boss Daniel Battsek. Bruce-Smith, who has worked on movies including Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years A… Read


‘Dating No Filter’ Producer Lime Pictures Relocates Unscripted Exec Ben Crompton To LA To Bolster U.S. Expansion

The Only Way Is Essex producer Lime Pictures is ramping up its U.S. business with its unscripted development chief Ben Crompton moving to LA to lead this expansion. This comes ahead of tonight's launch of All3Media-owned Lime's latest U.S. commission, Dating No Filter for E!. Crompton, who is currently Head of Unscripted Development, will join Lime's U.S. division as EVP of Development. He will develop shows that blend entertainment and factual and will continue to report… Read


Super Bowl LIII Set, As New England Patriots Beat Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 In OT

The Chiefs had a loud crowd behind them at their Arrowhead Stadium home and the best young quarterback in the game. They just didn’t have Tom Brady. The wild and woolly AFC championship boiled down to this: quarterback Brady of the New England Patriots had the ball first in overtime. If you’re his opponent, that’s never a good thing, and Brady made them pay, resulting in a 37-31 New England victory. The Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs were like prize fighters, trading… Read


Los Angeles Rams Going To Super Bowl, Beat New Orleans Saints 26-23 In OT

The Los Angeles Rams hit a 57-yard field goal in overtime to win the NFC championship and secure a spot in Super Bowl LIII, to be played Feb. 3 in Atlanta. Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein was the late game hero. Besides the winning kick, he made a 48-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 23-23 and send it to overtime. The final kick made 33-year-old Rams coach Sean McVay the youngest coach to ever reach the Super Bowl. The Saints won the toss for… Read

Box Office

‘Glass’ Cracks $89M 3-Day Global Bow; ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Nears $800M WW – International Box Office


UPDATE, writethru: M. Night Shyamalan's Glass took the top spot at the international box office this weekend with $48.5M in 55 markets. That's right in line with pre-weekend projections and positions the Blumhouse pic at 13% ahead of its predecessor, Split. Disney, which handled the first movie in Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy, 2000's Unbreakable, has overseas on Glass via Buena Vista International. Combined with the domestic take (via Universal), the global three-day… Read


Fiji Water Girl Kelleth Cuthbert Snags ‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Appearance

It apparently pays to photobomb. Kelleth Cuthbert, the Fiji Water Girl whose blue dress, coy smile and knack for being in strategic places captivated the online world on the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet, has been working on the soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful. Her appearance will air Feb. 6, according to reports. Cuthbert posted a photo of herself on Instagram with some of the soap’s cast this week, captioning the shot, “Thank you to the lovely folks of… Read


PGA Gives ‘Green Book’ Another Big Win But There Still Is No Real Front Runner – And Who In Their Right Mind Wants To Be One?

Normally, as Green Book has now done, when a movie starts out the season by taking the top People’s Choice prize at the Toronto Film Festival, launches awards-giving season with a Best Picture win at the National Board Of Review, then backs up its cred by taking the most Golden Globes including one for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), and then wins the Producers Guild Of America Best Picture honor, you would have to dub it the front runner. That is what several pundits are… Read


Aaron Sorkin To Congressional Newbies: “Stop Acting Like Young People”; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back

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Aaron Sorkin finds a lot to like in the 2020 field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, but there’s one aspect of the party he is less upbeat about: newly elected members of Congress. “I really like the new crop of young people,” he told Fareed Zakaria in an interview that aired on CNN today and was excerpted on Twitter by progressive activist Jordan Uhl. “They now need to stop acting like young people. It’s time to do that.” The Democrats, Sorkin went on, have “a great… Read


With Tuesday’s Oscar Nominations, Will Academy Officials Finally Leave The Bunker?

The most fascinating part of Tuesday's Oscar nominations announcement will be watching to see whether someone, anyone, pops out of the bunker to say something, anything, about the issues afflicting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of late. In the best of circumstances, Hollywood's film Academy is about as transparent as dirty dishwater. Policy blocks the group's governors from discussing business conducted in their closed-door meetings. Membership… Read