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The Delta Variant, streaming wars and surging piracy loom large as CinemaCon launches Sunday at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the first in-person gathering of theaters owners and Hollywood studios since the pandemic struck 18-months ago. The virus has slashed registered attendees to circa 2,000 from 3,500 pre-pandemic, with a sizeable European contingent entirely shut
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United Artists Releasing opens Flag Day, directed and starring Sean Penn, in a uneven specialty market where the Delta Variant spike has theaters in key cities requiring proof of vaccination, theaters are hard to book, and hits have been rare since the industry reopened. Eventually “We’ll crack the code, because good movie and good stories
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Former Castlevania showrunner Adi Shankar has filed a lawsuit against production company Project 51 and producer Kevin Kolde over being excluded from the upcoming spin-off series. Created for Netflix by Warren Ellis and developed by Shankar, the critically acclaimed Castlevania ran for 32 episodes across four seasons and was based on the popular video-game series by Konami. The first two
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Universal has set a release date of April 7, 2023 for Fast and Furious 10, Deadline can confirm. That returns the Fast & Furious franchise to its holy Easter weekend stomping ground where F7, the highest grossing title in the series was launched in 2015 to $147.1M domestic, and finaled at $353M domestic, $1.5 billion global. Universal followed with Fate
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As we first told you, Sony’s fourthquel Hotel Transylvania: Transformania was heading to a streamer. Turns out, that’s bound to be Amazon in what we hear are early talks. While Disney has been doing rather well with the theatrical component of its day-and-date family movie Jungle Cruise with subsequent weekend holds of -55% and -43% for the pic’s
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Since fans discovered her resemblance to Scarlett Johansson, TikToker mimisskate has not hesitated to post videos of herself cosplaying as Natasha Romanoff and as Johansson herself. Well, one of her recent videos, which brings in Margot Robbie doppelgänger russianharleyofficial, may be her best one yet. You can check out the mind-blowing TikTok video down below:
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Disney/20th Century Studio’s Free Guy is off to a very hopeful start, clocking $2.2M last night from previews that started at 6PM.  It’s a number that’s just under the Thursday night of Disney’s Dwayne Johnson-Emily Blunt family movie Jungle Cruise which made $2.7M. That film had Thursday night as a pure theatrical window before becoming available day-and-date on
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After the industry’s and Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson’s ire over Disney’s day-and-date strategy, Disney returns to the theatrical-window form this weekend with Free Guy, the video game-inspired romantic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy. It’s Disney’s first wide release respecting a theatrical window since 20th Century Studios’ horror pic The Empty Man
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