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Disney’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” hit a new benchmark, crossing $725 million worldwide after 12 days in theaters. The third and final chapter in the sequel trilogy collected $94.3 million from 52 markets this weekend, boosting international box office receipts to $363 million. “Rise of Skywalker” has enjoyed the biggest showings in the U.K. ($51.4 million), Germany ($44.1 million) and France ($34.7 million). Globally, it’s already the 10th-biggest movie of the year.

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Remembering Celebrities Who Died in 2019

 

Movie stars who died in 2019 included Doris Day, the sunny actress and singer known as America’s sweetheart, who died May 13 at 97. Musical comedy star Carol Channing, who first played the lead role in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway and starred in the movie version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” died Jan. 15 at 97. Bibi Andersson, who starred in Ingmar Bergman movies including “The Seventh Seal” and “Persona,” died April 14 at 83. “Lolita” star Sue Lyon died Dec. 26 at 73.

 

Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor who played a murderous replicant in “Blade Runner” and starred in “Ladyhawke,” died July 19 at 75. Peter Fonda, son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda, who starred in and wrote “Easy Rider,” died Aug. 16 at 79. British actor Albert Finney, who was Oscar-nominated five times for films including “Tom Jones,” died Feb. 7 at 82. Peter Mayhew, who wore the Chewbacca costume in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died April 30 at 74.

We lost several beloved character actors over the past year, including “Jackie Brown” actor Robert Forster, who died Oct. 11 of brain cancer at 78; Rip Torn, who appeared in “Men in Black,” won an Emmy for “The Larry Sanders Show,” and died July 9 at 88; and Danny Aiello, who was Oscar-nommed for “Do the Right Thing” and died Dec. 12 at 86. Sylvia Miles, who was twice Oscar-nommed for “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely,” died June 12 at 94.

 

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‘Ford v Ferrari’ Zooms Past $200 Million at Global Box Office

“Ford v Ferrari” crossed a major box office milestone on Monday, surpassing $200 million in global ticket sales.

20th Century Fox’s racing drama joins a number of this year’s original films — including Lionsgate’s “Knives Out,” Universal’s “Us,” “Sony’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” STX’s “Hustlers” and Paramount’s “Rocketman” —  that helped prove fresh ideas can still be a theatrical draw in an era where superhero adventures and remakes of popular movies reign supreme.

Directed by James Mangold and starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, “Ford v Ferrari” collected $106.6 million in the U.S. after spending seven weeks in the top 10 on domestic box office charts.

 

Outside of the States, the movie scored in Russia ($10.1 million), France ($9.4 million), Korea ($9.3 million) and the United Kingdom ($7.9 million). It debuts in Japan on Jan. 10, while a China release date has not been secured.

 

The box office benchmark is significant for Disney, which inherited the movie after acquiring Fox’s film assets. The studio’s 2019 slate was largely filled with sequels, follow-ups and reboots that essentially dominated box office charts. But the success of “Ford v Ferrari” demonstrates that the studio can still deliver on all-audience offerings that don’t hail from existing franchises. That’s something Disney will have to focus more on in the future as it wrapped some of its biggest brands this year, such as “Star Wars,” “Toy Story” and “Avengers.”

 

“Ford v Ferrari” has been embraced by critics and audiences alike and could find itself in the Oscar race come February. The movie tells the true story of the automotive team at Ford, led by designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver Ken Miles (Bale), as they build a race car attempting to beat the legendary Ferrari in the prestigious Le Mans race.

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😅🥤Here is a movie 🍿 that might be of interesting to some of our members 🤣🍺 

 

ANOTHER ROUND

There's a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students? Initial results are positive, and the teachers' little project turns into a genuine academic study. Both their classes and their results continue to improve, and the group feels alive again! As the units are knocked back, some of the participants see further improvement and others go off the rails. It becomes increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.

 

 

ANOTHER ROUND Original title Druk

 

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Stellan Skarsgård Offers Hope To Berlin

 

What happens with love when a woman in the middle of her life gets three months left to live? Anja (43) lives with Tomas (59) in a large family of biological children and stepchildren. For years, the couple have grown independent of each other. When Anja gets a terminal brain cancer diagnosis the day before Christmas, their life breaks down and exposes neglected love.

 

 

HOPE (HÅP) 

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Vertical Entertainment will bow the Bella Thorne action-crime thriller Infamous in close to three dozen drive-ins on the east coast, in the midwest and the south. The film will also be available in digital virtual cinemas, all starting on Friday, June 12.

 

Thorne plays Arielle, a young woman who lives in a small Florida town, stuck in a diner job. Arielle has always wanted more: fame, popularity and admiration. But when she falls for a recently paroled young criminal named Dean, she drags him back into a life of danger, learning that posting their criminal exploits on social media is an easy way to viral fame. They embark on a dangerous adventure together that leads to robbery, cop chases, and murder.

 

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 🥤Bella Thorne Social Media Crime Thriller ‘Infamous’ Snapped Up By Vertical Entertainment 🎬

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Train To Busandirector Yeon Sang-ho’s follow-up to the zombie hit, titled Peninsula

 

Although it is already being billed in some places as a “sequel to Train To Busan”, the director says, “Peninsula is not a sequel to Train To Busan because it’s not a continuation of the story, but it happens in the same universe.”

Budgeted at roughly twice Train To Busan’s $8m and starring top actor Gang Dong-won (1987: When The Day Comes) with Lee Jung-hyun (The Battleship Island), Peninsula takes place four years after the outbreak of zombies that were chasing protagonists on a train speeding south to Busan. The Korean peninsula is devastated and Jung-seok, a former soldier who has managed to escape overseas, is given a mission to go back and unexpectedly meets up with survivors.

Currently in post-production, the film has also sold to Latin America (BF Distribution), Hong Kong (Edko), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), the UK (Studio Canal), Japan (Gaga Corp), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), Germany and Benelux (Splendid Film), Australia and New Zealand (Purple Plan), in-flight (Emphasis), Philippines (Pioneer Films), Thailand (Sahamongkol Film), India (Kross Pictures), and Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam (CLOVER Films).

 

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Dragonkeeper (Bill Nighy, Bill Bailey, Naomi Yang)

 

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EXCLUSIVE: Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Bill Bailey (Hot Fuzz) and Naomi Yang (Lilting) are to lead voice cast in Spain-China animation co-pro Dragonkeeper.

Salvador Simó is newly aboard as lead director on the action-adventure feature, having most recently directed Annecy hit Buñuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles, which was recently picked up for the U.S. by GKids. Simó and producer Manuel Cristobal have just returned from work in China with the film’s co-director Jian-Ping Li.

Dragonkeeper centers on Ping, a slave girl who dreams of freedom while looking after imprisoned dragons in the Emperor’s castle. One fateful day a dragon escapes forcing Ping to go on a mission. She must deliver the last dragon egg to the ocean and save the dragons from extinction. On her journey she learns to unlock her special powers as she discovers she is the last true dragonkeeper.

The feature is based on Carole Wilkinson’s series of fantasy novels. Nighy will voice the character of Danzi, Brit comedian Bailey will be Wang Chao, and Ping, the heroine, will be voiced by Yang, also known for UK TV drama Chimerica. The voice-over work was recorded at Air Edel Studios in London over the summer.

The film is the biggest Spain-China co-pro to date. Producers in Spain are Manuel Cristobal and Larry Levene of Dragoia Media, Domingo Corral and Gabriel Arias Salgado of Movistar+ and Mercedes Gamero from Atresmedia Cine. Song Weiwei produces for China Film Animation.

Pic is currently in production at Ilion animation studios in Spain and China Film Animation in Beijing Huairou. The early visual development has been designed by Sergio Pablos (Despicable Me) at his SPA Animation facility and completed by China Film Animation CFA in China. Delivery is scheduled for summer 2021. UK animation and genre specialist SC Films handles international sales.

Director Simó stated, “I am thrilled to join such an ambitious project. China is a fascinating country with astonishing artists!”

Producers Manuel Cristobal and Larry Levene added, “Salvador Simó is the perfect director for Dragonkeeper. We hope he will work with us on the future installments as we intend to mine the full book franchise.”

 

Dragonkeeper (Bill Nighy, Bill Bailey, Naomi Yang)
 

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Godzilla vs Kong - Nov. 20, 2020

 

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Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong is heading to Nov. 20, 2020.

Warner Bros. already had the pre-Thanksgiving frame on hold for a major release, and well, this is it.  The pic directed by Adam Wingard will be released in 3D and Imax.

After the under-performance of the second film this past summer, Godzilla: King of the Monsters at $110.5M stateside, $385.9M, Warner Bros. Studios boss Toby Emmerich mentioned at Produced By this past summer, that the threequel “might come out later in the year, so we can deliver an A+ movie”.

Godzilla vs. Kong will face off against Sony’s Kristen Stewart-Mackenzie Davis pic Happiest Season, an untitled Amblin movie, the expansion of Tom McCarthy’s untitled Focus Features pic, as well as MGM/UAR’s Sylvester Stallone movie Samaritan. 

As far as the Thanksgiving releases on the Wednesday prior, it’s Disney Animation’s Raya and the Last Dragon next year and Warner Bros. Will Smith drama King Richard. 

The departure of Godzilla vs. Kong leaves Universal’s untitled Blumhouse pic alone on March 13 as the sole wide release.

 

'Godzilla Vs. Kong' Stomps To Pre-Thanksgiving 2020 Weekend

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New 'Dracula' Movie in the Works as Universal Remakes Its Monsterverse (Exclusive)

MARCH 10, 2020 4:00PM by Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit

 

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1931's 'Dracula' (Inset: Karyn Kusama)   |   Universal Pictures/Photofest; Presley Ann/Getty Images

 

Karyn Kusama will tackle the story of the charismatic count with Blumhouse producing and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay writing the script.

 

Universal's Monsterverse, left for dead after the middling box office returns of 2017's The Mummy, is now back on track. Just don't call it a Monsterverse this time.

On the heels of The Invisible Man's No. 1 opening on Feb. 28 and its $98.3 million haul so far, Universal is taking steps to revive its fabled stable of classic monsters for the big screen. But the new batch of films will be stand-alone, moderately budgeted efforts, rather than big swings within an interconnected movie universe.

 

‘New Dracula’ in the works

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Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson recently took to social media to go live with Charlie Mack for his latest "Brotherly Love" session to speak about several topics as boxing gets back to some sense of normalcy during the coronavirus pandemic. You don't want to miss it. Check it out!

 

 

MIKE TYSON REACTS TO JAMIE FOXX PLAYING HIM IN BIOPIC; WARNS HIM THE TRUTH WON'T BE PRETTY

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20th Century Fox Home Alone 4K UHD (1990)

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Home Alone (1990) will get a 4K UHD release on September 15. Studio is listed as 20th Century Fox. Is that correct, or is it Disney now? Anyway, I suppose it should be 20th Century Studios if not Disney.

 

Home Alone 4K Sept. 15, 2020
 

Home Alone 4K 9/15/2020!

  • Home Alone

  • (4K Mastering, With Blu-ray, Collector's Edition, Dolby)
  • Format: 4K Ultra HD
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  • Rated: PG
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  • Release Date: 9/15/2020

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Wow, lots of news @Veum  thanks for this;  🙂

As I mentioned previously, I have interest in seeing what comes about for "Another Round" with Mads.

The animated "Dragonkeeper" will no doubt be an auto blind buy when it hits Blu, as it has 'dragons' in it and the cast looks great.

 

I've never been a fan of seeing The Big G and King Kong square off, even in the old silly flik that had the two confront.

In their unique universe, Kong would come up to Big G's knee-cap, so a fight would be pointless.

Of course, now, Kong is super duper big I guess? So gotta have a square off.

Why? I dunno. because folks want it I guess?

There's statements to the effect "there will definitely be a winner in this one" but if they are wise ( heh heh, Hollywood), they'll turn it so that Big G and Kong fight some 3rd party interloper together and defeat him, I'd suggest.

 

I see they have Karyn Kusama, helming the new "Dracula" reboot for Universal/Blumhouse. A director with mixed accolades (Aeon Flux, Jennifer's Body, The Invitation, others)that should be able to pull this off but the writers, Matt Manfredi  and Phil Hay that she has worked with before on noted titles, have yet to delve into this type of show, so we'll see.  🤔

 

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The long road to the “Tenet” theatrical release continues as Warner Bros. is delaying the Christopher Nolan espionage epic to August 12. The release change marks the second delay for the Nolan epic amid the coronavirus pandemic. Warner Bros. originally set “Tenet” for release on July 17, where it was poised to become the first major Hollywood tentpole to open in theaters. The studio pushed “Tenet” to July 31 earlier this month to give theaters two additional weeks to open and get operations running smoothly under new safety protocols.

 

Why the second “Tenet” release date change? A spike in coronavirus cases has made the re-opening of movie theaters in Los Angeles and New York City all but impossible. These cities are the two largest moviegoing markets in the country, so it would be impossible for Warner Bros. to make any serious money off “Tenet” without New York City and Los Angeles theaters. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed movie theaters will not even open as part of the state’s phase four re-opening plan.

 

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/06/tenet-delayed-august-christopher-nolans-espionage-epic-1234569651/

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Psycho (1960) (Uncut) - September 8, 2020

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Release: Aug 06, 2008 - Author: Glogcke - Translator: Victor - external link: IMDB
If one wants to tell the history of Alfred Hitchcocks "Psycho", one also has to tell the history of censorship in America. In the year 1960, when Hollywoods hands were tied by the strictly regularized Hays-Code, Alfred Hitchcock had to oblige to the censors, when he wanted to show a film an the big screen. The censors, however, only objected to the shower scene, because allegedly Janet Leighs breast was visible (despite the fact that she never were naked while shooting). After seven days, Hitchcock showed the censors a version that was not cut in any way and the film was released in the cinemas - uncut and in the same verion we are able to see on TV from time to time.
0:42:24 
Norman Bates monitors Marion through the hole a bit longer. She takes off her bra, followed by another shot of Normans face in a close up. After that, we see Marion again, taking the bra off completely. 
5,0 Sec. 

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00:50:22 
After Norman Bates has carried Marions body out of the bathroom, the shot of him looking at his bloody hands is a bit longer. 
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After the cut above different footage has been used for both versions. The R-Rated is less explicit and also shorter. 

Uncut Version: 
  • Normans bloody hands (see cut above) 
  • Norman in a close up. He walks towards the bathroom. (Alternative footage) 
  • Normans bloody hands in a close up 
  • Cut to the bathroom: Again we see Normans hands in a close up. he walks to the faucet and washes his hands. 

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R-Rated Version: 
  • Normans bloody hands 
  • Norman in a close up. We see him walkng towards and entering the bathroom. 
  • Norman washes his hands.

Duration of the R-Rated scene: 13,08 Sec. 
Duration of the Uncut scene: 19,88 Sec. 
Differenz: 6,8 Sec. 

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00:57:15 
For the german edit, the letter that the man is writing at his desk has been replaced by a german translation. This german version is also on screen a bit longer. The following shot of the man at the desk is, at the beginning of the shot, 8 frames longer as well. 
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After Arbogast has fallen down the stairs an Norman, dressed as his mother, stabs him in the the Off, the uncut version contains two more stabs before the scene blends away. 

Note: Right here we also have a change of film-reels. We don't know whether the scene is shorter due to the reel change or due to censorship. It is possible that both is the case. 
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Psycho Comparison: R-Rated Uncut

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