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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is looking to take a bite out of the weekend box office with an estimated $144 million from 4,475 North American locations in its opening weekend.

Earlier estimates had pegged the Universal-Amblin Entertainment film in the $130 million to $140 million range. The adventure film opened to $54 million on Friday, including Thursday night previews of $15.3 million.

“Fallen Kingdom,” which carries a production budget of $170 million, began rolling out overseas two weeks ago, and has already earned $466 million from 51 international markets, including $170 million from China.

The fifth film in the “Jurassic” franchise takes place four years after the events of “Jurassic World,” and sees stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard attempting to salvage what’s left of the Isla Nublar park before a volcano erupts. Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong also star. J.A. Bayona directed from a script by “Jurassic World” helmer Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow also executive produced alongside Steven Spielberg.
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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ ‘Connects Directly to Avengers 4,’ Says Kevin Feige

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ ‘Connects Directly to Avengers 4,’ Says Kevin Feige
One of the biggest questions coming out of “Avengers: Infinity War” — aside from where in the world could they possibly be going with this — is how “Ant-Man and the Wasp” fits into this whole thing. Next year’s “Captain Marvel” film connects naturally, but the connection with “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is far less obvious.

But it felt safe to assume that Marvel Studios wouldn’t follow up the shocker that was the end of “Infinity War” with a totally irrelevant side story — this “Ant-Man” sequel would have to be a key part of this story, especially given Ant-Man’s notable absence from the battle with Thanos. And while Marvel’s marketing for the film has repeatedly thrown out some jokes about the connection, we didn’t have any hard proof until now.

That proof came in a two-minute featurette that Marvel and Disney posted Friday afternoon, titled “Who Is the Wasp?
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Marvel's Silk to swing onto the big screen with Sony & Amy Pascal developing

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Marvel's Silk to swing onto the big screen with Sony & Amy Pascal developing
Huzzah! Much to the delight of many Marvel fans, it's been announced that Sony and producer Amy Pascal are in early development on a feature-length adaptation of the Marvel comic Silk, an action-packed series starring the Korean-American web-slinger Cindy Moon a.k.a. Silk. Created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk made her comic book debut in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2014).... Read More...
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Chloe Grace Moretz Wishes ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Was Handled Differently And Won’t Be Back For A Third

Chloe Grace Moretz Wishes ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Was Handled Differently And Won’t Be Back For A Third
Before “Deadpool” changed the game for R-rated superhero movies in 2016, Matthew Vaughn‘s adaption of Mark Millar‘s R-rated comic book “Kick-Ass” set the stage in 2010. It featured profanity, sex, drugs, excessive violence, and rock and roll. Perhaps the best part of “Kick-Ass,” however, was the young Chloe Grace Moretz‘s Hit-Girl, a trained assassin whose bite was far louder than her bark.

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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying
Early reviews are coming in for “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 crime thriller about a secret border drug war between the United States government and Mexican cartel. According to critics, Stefano Sollima’s “Day of the Soldado” ramps up the violence and tension as well as provides memorable performances from Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin and proves itself to be a brutal-but-worthy entry in a new series of gritty modern western films, notching a 71% score on Rotten Tomatoes so far.

Variety’s Peter Debruge described “Day of the Soldado” as topical, given the recent controversies regarding the Trump administration’s border policies, but it’s not as though the film that will settle the debate surrounding the issue, saying, “Tense, tough, and shockingly ruthless at times, ‘Soldado’ doesn’t
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‘Scorpion’ Actress Jadyn Wong Joins ‘Needle In A Timestack’; Raymond J. Barry Cast In ‘Made In Chinatown’

‘Scorpion’ Actress Jadyn Wong Joins ‘Needle In A Timestack’;  Raymond J. Barry Cast In ‘Made In Chinatown’
Jadyn Wong has been added John Ridley's next feature Needle In A Timestack, which follows a couple who work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating. The film stars Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Freida Pinto, and Orlando Bloom. Ridley is directing the pic, which he adapted from a short story by Robert Silverberg. Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, and Bron's Aaron L. Gilbert are producing along…
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Christian Bale-Matt Damon ’60s Ferrari vs Ford Movie Gets Summer 2019 Release Date

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Christian Bale-Matt Damon ’60s Ferrari vs Ford Movie Gets Summer 2019 Release Date
20th Century Fox has set a summer 2019 release date for its upcoming James Mangold-directed biopic about the 1966 Le Mans race, set to star Matt Damon and Christian Bale. The still-untitled project will hit theaters June 28, 2019.

Based on a true story, the film tracks a heated rivalry between Ford and Ferrari culminating in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest sports car endurance race. It will focus on the team of American engineers and designers, led by legendary Ford Automotive designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby, and British driver Ken Miles, tasked by Henry Ford II to design a car capable of defeating Ferrari at Le Mans. Damon is set to play Shelby, with Bale portraying Miles. [more[

Meanwhile, Fox’s upcoming action-comedy “Stuber,” starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, will land in theaters May 24, 2019. The
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‘Get Out 2’: Jason Blum Says Jordan Peele Is ‘Flirting With the Idea’ of a Sequel to Their Horror Film

‘Get Out 2’: Jason Blum Says Jordan Peele Is ‘Flirting With the Idea’ of a Sequel to Their Horror Film
Is Jordan Peele making a sequel to “Get Out”? Producer Jason Blum won’t confirm or deny a “Get Out 2” in his new interview with Variety, although he is teasing the possibility of a sequel to the Oscar-winning horror film. When asked about a sequel, Blum said he would jump at the chance to make another “Get Out” as long as writer-director Peele is on board. Best of all, Blum said he believes Peele is “flirting with the idea” of a “Get Out 2.”

“If Jordan wants to do a sequel, I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele,” Blum said. “I think he’s flirting with the idea.”

Peele has expressed interest in the past of returning to the world of “Get Out.” At the Independent Spirit Awards earlier this year, the director told US Weekly that he’s “not closed off to a sequel,
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Teen Choice Awards: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Solo’, ‘Riverdale’ Lead Nominations – List

Teen Choice Awards: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Solo’, ‘Riverdale’ Lead Nominations – List
The Greatest Showman, Black Panther and Solo: A Star Wars Story are tied with four nominations apiece in the final wave of noms in Fox’s Teen Choice 2018 competition.

On the TV side, Riverdale leads the pack with seven nominations, followed by Stranger Things with five and The Bold Type with four.

Voting is open today via TeenChoice.com and Twitter. Fox airs the Teen Choice Awards live from the Forum near Los Angeles on Sunday, August 12 — live at 8 pm ET and tape-delayed
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Edinburgh Film Review: ‘Calibre’

Edinburgh Film Review: ‘Calibre’
A lads’ hunting weekend begins with beers and banter, only to swiftly sober up when two Edinburgh townies wind up shooting entirely the wrong prey. But getting out of the woods isn’t even close to getting in the clear in “Calibre,” a sensationally well-executed nerve-mangler that ought to do for the majestic Scottish Highlands what “Deliverance” did for Appalachia. That is, if smart genre fiends seek out Matt Palmer’s majorly promising debut feature on Netflix — where it’s set to bow globally on June 29, just one week after its home-turf premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. That’s a mixed blessing for a film that certainly deserves the broad exposure of international streaming, but whose natural habitat is the midnight-movie circuit: Its jackknife shocks, clammy atmospherics and head-filling soundscape would best be enjoyed in the immersive darkness of a cinema.

Not that you need a big screen to
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‘Izzy Gets the F Across Town’ Is A Brilliant Showcase For Mackenzie Davis [Review]

Christian Papierniak’s “Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town” is a periodically inspired film with a wonderful central performance and a stacked supporting cast. It suffers, at times, from the overconfidence of a bold first-time filmmaker, but Papierniak’s risk-taking instincts pay off more often than not. The film, which is as aggressively episodic as “Pulp Fiction,” is too derivative of Tarantino and his ilk to successfully establish Papierniak’s own directorial voice, but the filmmaker does a more-than-serviceable job while playing in that sandbox.

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New to Netflix in July: ‘Her,’ ‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ and More Worth Streaming

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Another month, another batch of good (and not so good) movies coming to Netflix. Ever timely, the streaming service is adding the first three “Jurassic Park” movies to coincide with the release of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” not to mention several movies that aren’t about dinosaurs run amok: “Her,” “Happy Gilmore,” “We Own the Night,” “Blue Valentine,” “Gone Baby Gone,” “Menace II Society,” “Chocolat,” “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter,” “The Princess Diaries,” and more.

Avail yourself of the full list below:

July 1

Chocolat

Deceived

Finding Neverland

Get Smart

Happy Gilmore

Interview with the Vampire

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park III

Menace II Society

Pandorum

Penelope

Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Spanglish

Stealth

Swordfish

The Boondock Saints

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The Princess Diaries

The Voices

Traitor

Troy

Van Helsing

We Own the Night

We the Marines

What We Started

July
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Theme Park Bits: Pixar Pier Edition – New Pixar Pier Glimpses, Interactive Pixar Ball, ‘Inside Out’ Candy Apples

In this (mostly Pixar Pier-related) edition of Theme Park Bits: Check out Incredibles Park and Pixar Pier’s interactive Pixar ball. What will the array of colorful billboards inside Pixar Pier look like? Take a gander at Lamplight Lounge and its menu. Are you ready for Inside Out-themed candy apples? What else is happening at Disney […]

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Seth Rogen Refused A Picture With House Speaker Paul Ryan

Seth Rogen told CBS late night host Stephen Colbert last night that he refused a picture with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and his family. Rogen related that he was at an event hosted by former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to promote brain health when the incident occurred. He had just posed for a picture with two teens when one of them said, “My father wants to meet you.” He claimed he saw Ryan approaching. “My whole body puckered, I tensed up, and I…
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‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 Finale: Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown

Warning: Spoilers for the Luke Cage Season 2 finale, "They Reminisce Over You,” are below. What a journey! Luke Cage really ramped things up in its final three episodes, starting with the reveal of Bushmaster’s past connection with Mariah, as well as Misty’s past dealing with Scarfe and the red flags she should have picked up on (and how she needs to be less like him). But the real magic was saved for "They Reminisce Over You,” the season finale that packed in more story that the rest of the entire season combined. Or at least, it felt …
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‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’ Reactions Promise A “Charming… Total Blast” And Marvel Winner

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Marvel has a formula, and they’re sticking to it because audiences seem to love. The studio seems to always know the right balance of action, heart and comedy, never quite too serious (‘Infinity War‘ aside), and never too silly unless the story demands it (“Guardians Of The Galaxy“). And it appears the company has created yet another winner with their latest sequel, and second Marvel film of 2018, “Ant-Man And The Wasp” starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly who finally gets her time to shine as the diminutive superheroines.

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Reactions: Marvel’s Latest Is a ‘Damn Delight’ With a Great Post-Credits Scene

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Reactions: Marvel’s Latest Is a ‘Damn Delight’ With a Great Post-Credits Scene
“Infinity War” may have been the self-proclaimed most ambitious crossover event in history, but it didn’t have Paul Rudd. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” does, however, and that appears to be to its credit. The first wave of reactions to Marvel’s latest has arrived — full reviews will follow next week — and early word is largely positive: It’s been called everything from “fun, funny, and forgettable” to “a damn delight,” with much of the praise going to its post-credits scene.

Ant-man And The Wasp is probably the closest Marvel will ever get to #nicecore. there’s no villain! just… mild impediments. And teamwork! I love teamwork.

everyone says “quantum” a lot, and then they joke *about* how everyone says “quantum” a lot. fun, funny, and forgettable.

— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) June 23, 2018

Ant-man And The Wasp: It is refreshing to see a self-contained, relatively small-scale franchise film in this crowded summer.
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‘Jurassic Park III’ Honest Trailer: The Movie That Left The Franchise Extinct

It’s the 25 year anniversary of “Jurassic Park.” And “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has lumbered into theaters. But before hunkering down to revisit the original, or heading off to the theaters to marvel at the pure spectacle of the fifth installment, let’s revisit 2001’s “Jurassic Park III.”

Read More: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’: The Franchise Erupts, But It’s Never Enough [Review]

Honest Trailers went to the lab and cooked up their take on the final film of the original trilogy.

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David Simon Returns to Twitter, but 280 Characters Can’t Contain His Rage: ‘Dead You Mooks Oughta Drop’

David Simon Returns to Twitter, but 280 Characters Can’t Contain His Rage: ‘Dead You Mooks Oughta Drop’
David Simon’s Twitter suspension is over, but his anger has just begun. The outspoken creator of “The Wire,” “Treme,” and “The Deuce” was removed from the social-media platform for two weeks for telling trolls to “drop dead” — and then said the same to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after receiving a punishment that he felt didn’t fit the crime.

Now that he’s back, Simon has written a lengthy thread demanding “a cogent explanation of why the common rhetoric of telling assholes to drop dead is prohibited on your shithole platform” despite the fact that “allowing said assholes to slander women who have had children kidnapped is fine by you.” In other words, Simon isn’t just angry about the ban but what he sees as the underlying hypocrisy behind it.

Another example he cites is the fact that he wasn’t able to mourn the death of his
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This Week In Trailers: Pick It Up! Ska in the ’90s, Skate Kitchen, The King, Volcano, The Belly of the Whale

This Week In Trailers: Pick It Up! Ska in the ’90s, Skate Kitchen, The King, Volcano, The Belly of the Whale
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

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