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Yes, You Should Definitely Stay For the Credits When You See Crazy Rich Asians

Yes, You Should Definitely Stay For the Credits When You See Crazy Rich Asians
The much-anticipated movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians is here, and it definitely lives up to the hype. From the sweet love story to the important Asian representation, the movie is easily one of the best rom-coms of the Summer. While the film is filled with some dramatic moments, one of the most exciting scenes doesn't happen until the very end of the movie. Crazy Rich Asians has a quick midcredits scene that perfectly sets the film up for a potential sequel.

Warning: major spoilers for Crazy Rich Asians ahead.
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‘The Meg’ Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide

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‘The Meg’ Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide
The Meg” swam past the competition at the international box office for the second week in a row.

Warner Bros.’ shark thriller generated $67 million in 55 territories abroad this weekend for an overseas tally of $230.4 million. It picked up another $21.5 million in North America, bringing its global tally over $314 million.

The Meg,” which was a co-production with China, just crossed the $100 million mark in the Middle Kingdom. It opened in Korea with $3.2 million in 601 locations, followed by Australia with $2.5 million on 413 screens. Top holdover markets include Mexico, the United Kingdom ($2.8 million on 720 screens), Russia, and Brazil ($1.5 million on 806 screens).

Another Warner Bros. title, “Crazy Rich Asians,” pocketed $730,000 when debuted in six international territories. Jon M. Chu’s romantic comedy opened at No. 1 in North America with a five-day tally of $34 million. The studio is staggering its release overseas in weeks to come. Based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling book, the movie — which stars Constance Wu,
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Chris Jericho to star in Kevin Smith’s horror anthology KillRoy Was Here

Chris Jericho to star in Kevin Smith’s horror anthology KillRoy Was Here
Last summer, Kevin Smith announced that he was shooting a horror anthology movie entitled KillRoy Was Here, which originally started out as a Christmas-themed Krampus film before morphing into what the filmmaker describes as a “modern day Creepshow kinda flick.”

Well, Smith has now taken to Facebook to provide another update, revealing that wrestling icon Chris Jericho is set to feature in the movie as “a nasty-ass South Florida streamer”.

Despite suffering a major heart attack earlier this year, Smith is showing no signs of slowing down. He’s gearing up to begin production on his return to the View Askewniverse, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, has another episode of The CW’s Supergirl in the pipeline, and recently teased that he’s working on what could become his biggest-budgeted project of his entire career.

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Bruce Campbell Believes Evil Dead Has a Future Without Ash

Bruce Campbell Believes Evil Dead Has a Future Without Ash
Actor Bruce Campbell has become synonymous with Ash Williams, the Deadite-slaying star of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise; it's a fact Campbell himself jokingly bemoaned in 2007's meta horror-comedy My Name is Bruce. Still, after 3 feature films and 3 seasons of Starz's now-cancelled Ash vs Evil Dead, Campbell broke legions of horror fans' hearts by stating emphatically that he's retired from the franchise. While it was recently announced that Ash, along with his team of "Ghost Beaters" from the TV series, will regroup digitally in an upcoming Evil Dead-themed video game, the actor still believes there's a chance for more films and/or TV shows-just not with him.

So, what exactly does Campbell have in mind for a potential Evil Dead franchise reboot? Here's what he told ComicBook.com:

"You have Ash's daughter, Brandy [played by Arielle Carver-o'Neill]. She provides the lineage. Ray [Santiago] is a shaman now, you know as Pablo,
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'Crazy Rich Asians' Delivers $34M Five-Day Opening; 'Mile 22' & 'Alpha' Fall Short

'Crazy Rich Asians' Delivers $34M Five-Day Opening; 'Mile 22' & 'Alpha' Fall Short
August may be a notoriously slow month at the box office, but Warner Bros. has now delivered back-to-back strong performers. Last weekend The Meg topped all expectations and continued its strong global performance this weekend, while the new release of Crazy Rich Asians delivered an estimated $34 million in its first five days of release. Between the two films, WB secured the weekend's top two spots, and helped deliver the third straight August weekend this year to top the same weekend last year. Unfortunately, the weekend's two other new wide releases, Stx's Mile 22 and Sony's Alpha, weren't able to have such splashy debuts. With an estimated $34 million, Crazy Rich Asians topped industry expectations and came up just shy of Mojo's aggressive, pre-weekend forecast. The film is having a profound impact as the first Asian-led studio film to hit theaters since The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago and word
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‘The Wife’ & ‘We The Animals’ Bow Strong; ‘Three Identical Strangers’ at $10.5M in 2nd Month of Release: Specialty Box Office

‘The Wife’ & ‘We The Animals’ Bow Strong; ‘Three Identical Strangers’ at $10.5M in 2nd Month of Release: Specialty Box Office
Sony Classics’ The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce topped out a group of newcomer limited releases that mostly did decent numbers this weekend.

The 2017 Toronto debut by Björn Runge grossed $111,137 in four New York and Los Angeles locations in the three-day estimate, averaging $27,784. Sundance breakout We The Animals by Jeremiah Zagar from The Orchard also had a nice launch, playing three theaters in New York and L.A., for $66,261 and a $22,087 per theater average.

Ethan Hawke had two films out this weekend, one in which he stars and another he directed. Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate’s Juliet, Naked with Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd launched in four theaters, grossing $60,922, averaging $15,230. Sundance Selects opened Hawke’s Blaze, which he co-wrote and directed, in three locations exclusively in Austin, TX over the weekend. The Sundance premiere grossed $45,342, averaging slightly lower than Juliet, Naked at $15,114.

Music Box Films, meanwhile, opened Emmanuel Finkiel’s French-language,
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‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ Receives Criticism For Appearance Of Princess Tiana

In the latest trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet Sarah Silverman’s Vanellope von Schweetz meets a who’s who roster of Disney princesses. From Cinderella to Mulan to Moana, it’s great to see all of these iconic characters in one place — especially Princess Tiana, Disney’s first black princess. But some are having problems with her appearance — particularly her hair. Many fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the appearance of Princess Tiana from The Princess and the F…
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Tops as Asian-Americans Flock to Box Office

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Tops as Asian-Americans Flock to Box Office
Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros.) scored an impressive #1 box office position, topping $25 million for the three-day weekend and a five-day total of $34 million. Strong word of mouth and huge Asian-American audience interest fueled the box office.

Its appeal to an underserved niche audience was key, but more than 60 percent of its initial audience wasn’t Asian-American. It also pulled broad female interest (about two thirds of attendees) in a romantic comedy after a recent void in the marketplace; “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” opened a month ago.

Timing helped “Crazy.” Theaters were due for a comedy geared to the strong majority female audience in domestic theaters. But overdue doesn’t begin to describe how underserved the large and burgeoning domestic Asian-American audience is for films. They mark eight percent of frequent moviegoers. In the past quarter century, American studios have released only two wide pictures with Asian casts (1993 contemporary U.
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Ken Jeong Calls Out Hollywood’s ‘Cultural Insensitivity’

Ken Jeong Calls Out Hollywood’s ‘Cultural Insensitivity’
Ken Jeong delighted audiences in “Crazy Rich Asians” as Papa Goh, the high-haired, nouveau riche father of the Goh family. But behind the laughter, a range of emotions welled behind the comedian, for the road to “Crazy Rich Asians” was a deeply emotional one. Even now, while doing press for the film, Jeong can’t help but get emotional talking about the impact of this feature film.

“It’s bigger than us,” Jeong said. “This movie is bigger. I have a very modest, small role in this movie, yet, I’ve never felt so culturally emotional about it.”

Getting “Crazy Rich Asians” made the way author Kevin Kwan and director Jon M. Chu wanted it has been a battle, one Jeong himself has had to wage on the set of “Dr. Ken” as well. And he’s ready for Hollywood, and the world to change.

Here’s our full interview with Ken Jeong,
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The Summer’s Most Important Movie Trend: People Still Love Going to the Movies!

The Summer’s Most Important Movie Trend: People Still Love Going to the Movies!
Each year, as the summer movie season winds down, we get to hear the box-office analysis of the previous four months, and these days it tends to be more than just a who’s-up/who’s-down postmortem of the business of Hollywood. It’s become a way of reading the tea leaves of where movies stand in American life. Are they going great guns? Merely holding their own? Or slipping? The grand narrative the numbers of the last 10 years generally add up to is: slipping.

I don’t say this to be a negative nabob, but because it’s the stark reality that the powers of the movie industry are up against. We all know the larger trends. For years, higher ticket prices (and carny-barker gambits like 3D) have been working to compensate for the fact that movie attendance is gradually sliding downward. The international box office takes up a growing segment of the business,
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Welcome To The Permanent, ‘Popular’ Oscar Campaign

Here we are, 33 weeks into the Oscar season, just 19 weeks away from the new 2019 campaign cycle, and 26 weeks from the Feb. 24 Academy Awards ceremony for the films of 2018. If the math seems dizzying, that's because it is. With the advent of the new best popular film Oscar—details of which have yet to be worked out—the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has joined the era of the Permanent Campaign. As with partisan strife, which now boils without respite…
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You Can Download the ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed Ep’ Now

You Can Download the ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed Ep’ Now
If you couldn’t get enough of Black Panther, you’re in luck. A new digital Ep titled Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed features remixes of the tracks scored by Grammy-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson for the record-breaking Marvel movie. And they are sure to get you hyped and ready to declare “Wakanda forever!” once again. Though Black Panther hit […]

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‘Skate Kitchen’ Newcomer Rachelle Vinberg on How Her Instagram Page Became the Basis for a Movie

From filmmaker Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack), the undeniably authentic indie drama Skate Kitchen follows Camille (Rachelle Vinberg), an introverted teenage skateboarder from Long Island who crosses paths with a New York City-based skateboarding crew, primarily made up of other young women. When she has a falling out with her mother, Camille’s bond with the Skate Kitchen crew deepens, until she falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith) who could tear their friendship apart. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, acting newcomer Rachelle Vinberg, who’s been a skateboarder since she was 12, talked about …
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Netflix Is Now Playing Ads for Its Original Series While People Are Binge-Watching

The day you all feared has finally arrived: Netflix is now playing ads for its original series in between episodes of other shows. After reddit users complained about the change, the streaming giant confirmed that some viewers will now be seeing brief trailers for the likes of “Insatiable” while binge-watching.

“We are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes helps members discover stories they will enjoy faster,” Netflix said in a statement to Ars Technica. “A couple of years ago, we introduced video previews to the TV experience, because we saw that it significantly cut the time members spend browsing and helped them find something they would enjoy watching even faster.”

A rep for the company stressed that this is being done on a trial basis so far, but the implication appears to be that more and more users will see ads if they prove successful in increasing viewership for Netflix’s original series and movies.
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'Crazy Rich Asians' rules North America on $25.2m

The Meg slips to number two, stands at $83.8m.

Warner Bros rom-com Crazy Rich Asians opened top of the pile in North America thanks to an estimated $25.2m gross, rising to $34m since Wednesday’s launch.

Jon M. Chu adapted Kevin Kwan’s bestseller about a New York professor who travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. Constance Wu and Henry Golding star with Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh and Ken Jeong. The film debuted in 3,384 theatres.

Mark Wahlberg thriller Mile 22 directed by regular collaborator Peter Berg arrived at number three on $13.6m in 3,520 sites, while Studio 8’s
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Doesn’t Represent All Asians Everywhere, And That’s Fine (Column)

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Doesn’t Represent All Asians Everywhere, And That’s Fine (Column)
Despite the critical acclaim, the box office success, and the fabulous jade carpet roll out, some critics have decried “Crazy Rich Asians” for not being all things to all Asians.

There have been complaints that the film doesn’t represent the true diversity of Southeast Asia or Asia or the Asian-American experience. And they are absolutely right; it doesn’t. In fact, it doesn’t even come close.

The richness and complexities of the Asian diaspora cannot be tackled and addressed in a rom-com that takes place in a country that’s two-thirds the size of New York City.

But nevertheless, about a third of the way through “Crazy Rich Asians,” I found myself tearing up — and I’m not part of Singapore’s 1%. It was an emotional experience, not just because of how funny Ken Jeong and Awkwafina are every time either is on-screen. Or because I could hear
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Glenn Close as ‘The Wife’ Leads Specialty Box Office; Two Ethan Hawke Films Pull Crowds

The rekindled enthusiasm for narrative specialty film continues. Sony Pictures Classics opened Tiff 2017 premiere, Glenn Close vehicle “The Wife,” to strong response, while Sundance 2018 debut “We the Animals” (The Orchard) led conventional two-city openings. Another Sundance movie, Texas native Ethan Hawke’s musical biopic “Blaze” (IFC), opened in Austin, Texas to strong initial results before heading to other cities.

And the torrid box office for documentaries has turned “Three Identical Strangers” (Neon) into the fifth specialized release since late spring to pass the $10 million mark. And that’s before any of these films have started awards campaigning.

Opening

The Wife (Sony Pictures Classics) – Metacritic: 75; Festivals include: Toronto 2017

$111,137 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $27,784

Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce both nabbed raves for their performances in this drama set around the Nobel Literature Prize. This family drama opened in four prime New York/Los Angeles theaters, led by the Paris in Manhattan.
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‘Superpower Dogs’ Trailer: They’re Good (Superpower) Dogs, Brent

If you’ve had a hard week, here’s something that will cheer you up considerably. The Superpower Dogs trailer is loaded with a bunch of good boys and girls being very good dogs. The IMAX movie focuses on dogs who work to save lives, and that’s very commendable. But let’s be honest: what we really want to […]

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‘Insatiable’ Star Debby Ryan Defends Show’s Controversial Use of a Fatsuit, Comparing it to ‘Friends’

It would be putting it mildly to say that “Insatiable” has not been well received, as the Netflix drama about fat-shaming has been accused of doing what it’s ostensibly criticizing. One aspect of the show that’s received particular criticism is its use of a fatsuit in flashback scenes, something that star Debby Ryan said she was initially hesitant about — and didn’t want to come across like it did in “Friends.”

“We knew that this conversation needed to be had. We knew that this societal brokenness needed to be addressed, but we didn’t know how badly it needed to be addressed,” Ryan says in an interview with Teen Vogue, her first about the polarizing series. “My friend, a few days before the trailer hit, in reference to something else, said, ‘The size of the reaction is the size of the wound,’ and it stayed with me.”

As for the fatsuit,
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‘The Meg’ Crosses $300 Million Worldwide

The Meg has officially crossed the $300 million mark at the international box office, definitively proving once and for all that the formula of Jason Statham plus a dinosaur shark equals money. Director Jon Turteltaub's film ruled the domestic box office when it opened—before it was de-throned by fellow Warner Bros. project Crazy Rich Asians—but has since settled in as a smash hit in China, where it has earned $117.2 million since its debut. The Meg's worldwide success doubles as an interesting what-could-have-been story. By all accounts, both the film's …
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