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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87

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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87
William Goldman, who won Oscars for his original screenplay for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and his adaptation of “All the President’s Men,” died on Friday in his Manhattan home, according to the the Washington Post. He was 87.

His daughter Jenny Goldman cited complications from colon cancer and pneumonia as the cause of his death.

“Butch Cassidy,” a revisionist Western that helped popularize the buddy movie, announced Goldman as a screenwriter able to balance big laughs with a sense of adventure, while “All the President’s Men” cemented his status as a deft writer of suspense. The two are considered to be among the finest screenplays ever written and exemplify Goldman’s range and versatility.

In a 2015 interview with Signature, Goldman was asked about his ability to bounce from genre to genre.

“You cross your fingers and never stop,” he said. “Praying is also good.”

Goldman, who frequently transferred his novels,
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'Fantastic Beasts 2',' Instant Family' & 'Widows' Hit the Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Frame

'Fantastic Beasts 2',' Instant Family' & 'Widows' Hit the Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Frame
Last year saw the November box office top $1 billion in calendar grosses for just the third time ever and it was the first time since 2013. This year, November grosses are currently trailing 2017 by just -2.4% and this weekend sees the release of what is sure to be another big debut in the form of WB's sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The weekend also features the debut of what looks to be a strong opening for Steve McQueen's Widows while the PG-13 comedy Instant Family hopes to begin a long holiday run. Poised to finish atop the box office is Warner Bros.'s release of the second film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and there is a chance it could come close to matching the $74 million opening for its predecessor, though WB is remaining conservative with expectations hovering around $65 million. A
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‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert Boards Mermaid Thriller ‘Rolling in the Deep’

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‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert Boards Mermaid Thriller ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Pet Sematary director Mary Lambert is attached to helm an adaptation of Mira Grant’s mermaid thriller “Rolling in the Deep” for Branded Pictures Entertainment, Variety has learned exclusively.

Sean Hood, whose credits include Conan the Barbarian and Halloween: Resurrection, will adapt the novel, published in 2015. The story revolves around an idealistic young filmmaker who sets out to the Mariana Trench with a small crew to film a faux documentary about mermaids. But the hoax soon turns real as sailors begin to disappear and the filmmaker realizes that they are under siege by actual mermaids. A fight to survive at any cost ensues.

“‘Rolling in the Deep’ is a film led by complicated badass female characters,” Lambert said. “I’ve been waiting to make a film like this my entire career. Our mermaids are not cliché sugary cartoon princesses; they will take you down if you stand in their way.
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Ryan Kwanten & Kodi Smit-McPhee Lead Oz Climate Change Thriller ‘2067’; Shoot Underway; Kew Inks North America Deal

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Ryan Kwanten & Kodi Smit-McPhee Lead Oz Climate Change Thriller ‘2067’; Shoot Underway; Kew Inks North America Deal
Exclusive: Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men Apocalypse) lead cast in climate-change sci-fi-thriller 2067, which is now underway in Australia.

Also starring are Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Aaron Glenane (Killing Ground), Damian Walshe-Howling (Mystery Road), Leeanna Walsman (Safe Harbour), Finn Little (Storm Boy) and Oz newcomers Sana’a Shaik and Matt Testro.

Seth Larney (Tombiruo) is writing and directing the feature which will see humans looking to the future for answers after the planet’s forests, wildlife and plants are ravaged by climate change. Producing are Lisa Shaunessy (Killing Ground) through her Arcadia production banner, and Kate Croser of Kojo Entertainment.

Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, is handling international sales, excluding Australia and New Zealand where Umbrella Entertainment has distribution rights. Shout! Studios has acquired all North American rights. The film started principal photography at Adelaide Studios, South Australia on November 3.

Australian Government funding and investment
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The Title For 'Bad Boys 3' Has Been Reveled and it Has a Silly Twist

The Title For 'Bad Boys 3' Has Been Reveled and it Has a Silly Twist
A couple weeks ago Martin Lawrence and Will Smith confirmed that Bad Boys 3 was officially a go. The movie is going into production with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who previously worked on FX’s show "Snowfall," directing.

Now today we have the official title for the film to share with you thanks to Production Weekly. It was previously reported that the film would be called Bad Boys For Life, and it is, but the official title comes with a silly twist.

The title of the film will be Bad Boys for Lif3. You see what they did there? The whole Why just not call it Bad Boys For Life? The 3 at the end adds nothing to it except for unneeded ridiculousness.

Regardless of the title, I’m still looking forward to seeing Lawrence and Smith back together for another action-packed adventure. Michael Bay will be missed in this franchise,
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Lucy Hale Joins Michael Pena in ‘Fantasy Island’ Movie

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Lucy Hale Joins Michael Pena in ‘Fantasy Island’ Movie
Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale has joined the cast of Sony and Blumhouse’s upcoming film Fantasy Island.

Starring opposite Michael Pena, Hale will play one of the guests at a mysterious island where people can live out their fantasies — for a price. The movie is based on the television series, which ran for seven seasons from 1977 to 1984 and often dealt with dark themes and the supernatural.

Pena will portray Mr. Roarke, a role originated by Ricardo Montalban in the television series. The TV show became best known for Mr. Roarke’s sidekick Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize), who would ring a bell in a bell tower and shout “Ze plane! Ze plane!” to announce the arrival of a new set of guests at the start of each episode.
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Oscar Isaac Details “Excruciating” Experience On ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ & Why He Almost Turned Down ‘Drive’

X-Men: Apocalypse” is a pretty excruciating experience for audience members, let alone those that actually worked on the film. However, sitting through the 2-hour film in the comfort of a climate-controlled theater, as bad as it was, doesn’t compare to what star Oscar Isaac had to endure during the filming of the project.

In a new interview with GQ, Isaac goes over his most “iconic” characters, which includes his work on incredible films like “Annihilation,” “Ex Machina,” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.” However, one of his iconic roles turned out to be much worse than he bargained for when he said okay.

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Legendary screenwriter William Goldman dies aged 87

Goldman won two Oscars in 1970 and 1977.

Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist William Goldman, who wrote films including Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, has died aged 87, in his sleep at his home in New York.

It is reported that Goldman was surrounded by family and friends when he died. His daughter Jenny has confirmed that his death was the result of colon cancer and pneumonia.

Goldman was part of the New Hollywood in the 1970s which changed the American film industry. He won two Oscars in this time: for Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid in 1970 and
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Mickey Mouse Turns 90 and He Feels More Alive Than Ever Thanks to a Series of Animated Shorts

At the Disney theme parks, Mickey Mouse is simultaneously unavoidable and hard to find. Walk into any store in any of the parks across the globe, and you’ll find more watches, shirts, stuffed animals, and other merchandise featuring Mickey’s face than any one person could know what to do with. If you wander the Main […]

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Marvel Teams Up With Tupac Estate to Resurrect Rapper for ‘Black Panther’ Collab

Marvel Teams Up With Tupac Estate to Resurrect Rapper for ‘Black Panther’ Collab
Tupac is being resurrected for a new apparel and accessories collection that merges the late rapper’s lyrics and iconography with images from the film “Black Panther.” The “Tupac x Black Panther” collection is believed to be one of the first times the rapper’s estate has licensed his imagery for use since his death.

Tupac’s estate teamed up with Marvel Comics on this official collaboration, available online now at FootLocker.com. The nine-piece collection includes T-shirts, hats, and hoodies that feature images of the late Death Row rapper alongside familiar phrases and motifs from “Black Panther” (think “Wakanda Forever”). Many of the pieces highlight Tupac’s acclaimed posthumous album, “Until the End of Time,” which was comprised of recordings the rapper made just before his death in 1996.

While some have questioned the authenticity of tying Tupac’s name to a commercial film released more than two decades after his passing,
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Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Makes Magical $9.1 Million on Thursday Night

Warner Bros.’ magical tentpole “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” conjured $9.1 million on Thursday night.

The figure is slightly above the $8.8 million in previews for 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Fox/New Regency’s “Widows” and Paramount’s comedy “Instant Family” also held previews on Thursday night with “Instant Family” taking in $550,000.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been projected to earn $65 million from 4,163 domestic locations this weekend, though industry estimates show that number could be closer to $75 million and as much as $250 million worldwide. “The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second entry in what Warner Bros. intends to be a five-film franchise in a prequel series based on the wizarding world popularized by author J.K. Rowling in her seven “Harry Potter” books.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” grossed $814 million worldwide. The eight Harry Potter movies hauled $7.72 billion globally between 2001 and 2011.

Eddie Redmayne returns
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Jim Carrey on Trump Ignoring California Wildfires: ‘This Is Manslaughter’

Jim Carrey on Trump Ignoring California Wildfires: ‘This Is Manslaughter’
Jim Carrey shared his most critical opinion of Donald Trump in a recent social media post about the president’s response to the California wildfires. As of November 15, CBS News reports that the Camp Fire in Northern California has killed 56 people, while CNN’s latest update on November 16 confirms there are more than 600 people missing because of the fire. Carrey said Trump’s ignorance over the wildfire is comparable to manslaughter.

“As the California death toll rises our Sadist-in-Chief is spending $220 million to send troops to the border for nothing,” Carrey wrote on Twitter. “That’s one way to get rid of Democrats. This is no longer politics. This is manslaughter.”

Carrey’s comment was accompanied by a gruesome painting of a burned corpse lying in the rubble of the wildfire. The actor not only criticized Trump’s refusal to take the wildfires seriously but also the president’s continued efforts at the U.
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Exclusive ‘Counterpart’ Season 2 Teaser Introduces James Cromwell’s “Intelligence Extractor” Yanek

There is plenty to be excited for in the sure-to-be tense new season of Starz's excellent sci-fi spy series Counterpart, but a new character trailer just raised things up a notch. In it, we are introduced to James Cromwell's Yanek, "the enigmatic warden of Echo, an underground facility where Howard (J.K. Simmons) finds himself fighting for his life." He also refers to himself as someone who “extract[s] intelligence from the people of our world so they can use it on people over there." Yikes! Yanek is full of pithy summations of this complicated …
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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of ‘Butch Cassidy,’ Dead at 87

William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of ‘Butch Cassidy,’ Dead at 87
William Goldman, the screenwriter best known for penning “All the President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” has died at age 87. According to Deadline, Goldman’s health had been failing for sometime and he passed away surrounded by friends and family in his Manhattan home. Goldman started his career as a novelist before making the jump to screenwriter with the script for Basil Dearden’s 1965 comedy-thriller “Masquerade.”

“All The President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” are widely considered to be Goldman’s greatest screenwriting achievements. “Butch Cassidy,” featuring the iconic pairing of Robert Redford and Paul Newman, won Goldman the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at the 42nd Academy Awards. Goldman won over scripts for “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Two for the Road” that year. He earned his second Oscar for “All The President’s Men,” which won Best Adapted Screenplay at the
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Butch Cassidy and Princess Bride scriptwriter William Goldman dies aged 87

Key member of 1970s New Hollywood generation won two Oscars for his screenplays

The Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist William Goldman, best known for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, has died aged 87. Deadline reported that he died in his sleep at his home in New York, and his daughter Jenny confirmed his death was the result of colon cancer and pneumonia.

Goldman was key figure of the 1970s New Hollywood generation who revolutionised the American film industry with a string of major films to his credit, but will probably be memorialised for a short aphorism that opened his 1983 memoir Adventures in the Screen Trade: “Nobody knows anything.”
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William Goldman Has Died: Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Of ‘All The President’s Men’ Was 87

Academy Award-winning screenwriter and acclaimed novelist William Goldman died last night at age 87.

Goldman is probably best known for his Oscar wins for his scripting of the films “All the President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” However, those Robert Redford films only give the briefest of introductions to the incredible work done by this writer.

In addition to the aforementioned films, the writer also was responsible for scripts for films like “The Stepford Wives,” “Flowers for Algernon,” “Misery,” “Chaplin,” and “A Bridge Too Far,” among many more.

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‘Everybody Knows’ Trailer: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Reunite in Asghar Farhadi’s Kidnapping Thriller

‘Everybody Knows’ Trailer: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Reunite in Asghar Farhadi’s Kidnapping Thriller
Penelope Cruz reunites onscreen with spouse Javier Bardem for the first time since 2013’s The Counselor in a new movie this year. But while that movie didn’t give them much screen time together, Everybody Knows puts the duo through the wringer. Cruz and Bardem star in the taut kidnapping thriller from Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi which premiered at the […]

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Rip William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of ‘The Princess Bride’, ‘All the President’s Men’, and More

This morning, Mike Lupica tweeted out the following sad news about screenwriting legend William Goldman: The great William Goldman, my dear friend of 40 years, passed away this morning at the age of 87. All he did in the same career was write "The Princess Bride" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and the screenplay for "All the President's Men." And that is the short list. — Mike Lupica (@MikeLupica) November 16, 2018 William Goldman was one of the greatest screenwriters who ever lived. It wasn’t just classics like The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, …
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Watch: Olivier Assayas Discusses Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Absurdly Important’ Persona

Olivier Assayas speaks eloquently about his own work, able to talk about them both abstractly and practically. No surprise, then, that he’s as sharp when talking about other filmmakers’ films. A new video from Tiff finds the acclaimed French filmmaker — most recently of Non Fiction, Personal Shopper and Clouds of Sils Maria, and whose 1994 classic Cold Water was reissued earlier this year — talking Ingmar Bergman. Specifically he discusses Persona, the Swedish legend’s game-changing 1966 whatzit, about a caretaker (Bibi Andersson) tending to a damaged actress (Liv Ullmann). Bergman, according to Assayas, showed “that you could be both […]
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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘The Princess Bride’ and ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, Dead at 87

William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘The Princess Bride’ and ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, Dead at 87
William Goldman, who won two Oscars for screenwriting over a 50-plus year career, has died at age 87. The acclaimed writer, novelist, and playwright was known for creating indelible characters in films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, but he’s also famous in Hollywood for his evergreen statement about the inner […]

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