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Daniel Craig to Undergo Ankle Surgery After Bond 25 Set Injury, Film’s Release Date Not Changing

Daniel Craig to Undergo Ankle Surgery After Bond 25 Set Injury, Film’s Release Date Not Changing
James Bond is taking a break from the production of Bond 25. Per the official 007 Twitter account, actor Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery after suffering an injury on the set of the new James Bond movie. Craig was filming with director Cary Fukunaga in Jamaica when the accident happened. The surgery will not stop production, even though Craig will head to rehab for two weeks after the operation.

The official James Bond social media account wrote in a statement: “Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020.”

In addition to Craig, Bond 25 is seeing the returns of franchise players Naomi Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, and Lea Seydoux. Rami Malek has
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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend

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‘Aladdin’ to Soar Above Box Office Competition Over Memorial Day Weekend
When Disney first released “Aladdin” in 1992, Bill Clinton was just settling in to the Oval Office, “Game of Thrones” wasn’t much more than a book idea percolating in the mind of author George R.R. Martin, and Johnny Carson was wrapping up his stint as “Tonight Show” host.

In some ways, 2019 feels like a whole new world. But Disney is hoping that even 27 years later, the prospect of seeing flashy musical numbers set to timeless tunes like “One Jump Ahead” and “Friend Like Me” will entice moviegoers young and old into theaters for an updated take on “Aladdin,” the story of a charming Arabian street rat who stumbles upon a genie’s magical lamp.

“There’s a lot of goodwill toward these characters,” said Jeff Bock, a media analyst at Exhibitor Relations. “I think it will work for families over Memorial Day weekend.”

Aladdin” is expected to earn a solid
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Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Acquired by Neon and Hulu

Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Acquired by Neon and Hulu
Neon and Hulu have acquired the North American rights to Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which premiered Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in competition, the companies announced Wednesday.

Neon is planning that the love story will get a theatrical release later this year, along with an awards campaign planned for all categories.

Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” stars Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami and Valeria Golino and is set in 1770 in the French region of Brittany. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

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Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Gets A Title, Final Cast As Shooting Begins

Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Gets A Title, Final Cast As Shooting Begins
Warner Bros said Wednesday that shooting has begun on Tenet, which is now officially the title of Christopher Nolan’s secretive next movie. It also has added Michael Caine, Dunkirk‘s Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Clémence Poésy to and ensemble cast topped by John David Washington along with Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki.

The film, Nolan’s first feature since 2017’s Oscar-nominated Dunkirk, is being described as an action epic revolving around the world of international espionage. He wrote the original screenplay and shooting spanning seven countries is now underway. The studio has already set a July 17, 2020 release date for it.

Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing, with Thomas Hayslip executive producer. The Tenet team includes Dunkirk’s director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema and editor Jennifer Lame, production designer Nathan Crowley, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland and VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson.

The score is being composed by
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Daniel Dae Kim Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Stowaway'

Daniel Dae Kim Joins Anna Kendrick in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Stowaway'
Daniel Dae Kim is joining Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Shamier Anderson in director Joe Penna’s sci-fi thriller Stowaway.

The Hellboy star will play a biologist on a spaceship headed to Mars, where an unintended stowaway (Anderson) accidentally causes severe damage to life support systems.

Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher, played by Kendrick, emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship's biologist.

YouTube star turned filmmaker Penna and Ryan Morrison, the duo behind survival thriller Arctic, penned the movie's script. Morrison will ...
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‘Dark Phoenix’ Clip: Magneto and Xavier Have A Last Stand-Off Over Jean Grey

‘Dark Phoenix’ Clip: Magneto and Xavier Have A Last Stand-Off Over Jean Grey
It’s the same-old routine in every X-Men story: Magneto and Professor X argue over how mutants should live in the world in a debate that turns violent, with their mutual teams facing off in an epic battle. But this time, it’s personal. The new Dark Phoenix clip depicts the familiar scene of Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Charles […]

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The Best TV Shows & Movies Leaving Netflix in June 2019

Summer is pretty much in full swing, and even though there are plenty of movies hitting theaters for blockbuster season, there are even more you can watch at home on Netflix. However, some of the titles in Netflix’s library won’t be around much longer, especially when it comes to Disney titles leaving now that the […]

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‘Child’s Play’ Remake Makes Chucky More Sympathetic, If That’s Something You’re Interested In

Sympathetic villains can often be intriguing, but sometimes you just can’t beat a straight-up-evil antagonist. While watching the films in the original Child’s Play franchise, I never once stopped and thought, “I sure wish Chucky were more sympathetic!” But that’s apparently exactly what we’re getting in the upcoming Child’s Play remake, at least according to Lars Klevberg. Klevberg […]

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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in June 2019

Last call, folks. The Netflix library is always in flux, and while there are plenty of new movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in June, the streaming service is also saying goodbye to some titles -- and with Disney+ on the horizon, some of these are probably gone for good. On the Disney front, now's your last chance to catch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the live-action 101 Dalmatians, An Extremely Goofy Movie, The Fox and the Hound 2, The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story, and Mulan 2 on Netflix, all of which are leaving the streaming …
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The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Netflix in June 2019

You know the drill: new month, new movies. June is coming, and bringing it with it a whole new slew of titles you’ll be able to stream on Netflix. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in June 2019. Movies Coming to Netflix in June 2019 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse […]

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Quentin Tarantino Documentary ‘QT8: The First Eight’ Scores Sales (Exclusive)

Wood Entertainment has completed sales for France, Germany, Turkey, Italy and Russia for “QT8: The First Eight,” a documentary that chronicles Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films.

The first buyers’ screening took place on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival. Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” premiered at Cannes on Tuesday night.

Producer Tara Wood completed “QT8: The First Eight” after a protracted legal battle to regain the rights following a production deal with the Weinstein Company back in 2016. The screening in Cannes was the first time potential distributors saw the final cut of the film.

The documentary profiles Tarantino’s first eight movies through interviews with his casts, producers and industry friends, including Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Robert Forster, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Diane Kruger, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Eli Roth, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Christoph Waltz, plus
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Building Agrabah: How Production Designer Gemma Jackson Created a Whole New World for ‘Aladdin’

With Disney’s continuing cycle of live-action remakes of animated classics, the question invariably becomes: Is this really justified? While it’s been very hit and miss, thus far, in the case of “Aladdin,” director Guy Ritchie has made a much more engaging remake than the previous live-action version of a Howard Ashman/Alan Menken musical fantasy, “Beauty and the Beast.”

The secret was providing greater relevance for today while staying true to the spirit of the original — and yet opening it up in a way that plays totally to the strengths of live action. Chief among them was encouraging production designer Gemma Jackson (“King Arthur”) to create “a whole new world” that was colorful and diverse, which allowed Will Smith to be Will Smith as the beloved Genie, and empowered Naomi Scott to be a more politically active and ambitious as Princess Jasmine.

The biggest decision was expanding the
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‘Tales of the City’ Trailer: Laura Linney Reunites With the Family She Left Behind

‘Tales of the City’ Trailer: Laura Linney Reunites With the Family She Left Behind
With his Before trilogy, Richard Linklater proved himself king of making movies that take place years apart and feature the same characters aging in real time. But that’s not the only ongoing fictional story to use that approach. A new Netflix show called Tales of the City will continue a television story which began as a 1993 […]

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Film Review: ‘Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll’

A civic Phoenix story is promised and effectively delivered in “Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll,” even if there’s little doubt that what much of the audience will be hoping for from this documentary is Bruce, the whole Bruce and nothing but the Bruce. The film satisfies a good portion of that craving with its illumination of the club scene that formed the star’s early musical life, but Springsteen gradually becomes less of the focus in a doc that nobly aims to tell the story of a New Jersey seaside town’s rise, instant fall and veeeeery gradual comeback through the prism of music.

The middle portion of the film could be subtitled “Born to Be Run Down,” or maybe “Blinded by the Blight.” Ironically enough, Asbury Park’s trajectory became pretty much the exact opposite of Springsteen’s, right about the time he made both of them jointly famous.
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“My First Studio, Commercially Made Film”: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi on Solaris, Asako I & II and Japanese Film School

When Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s Happy Hour premiered in 2015, the 317-minute film raised a lot of questions, not least of which: who precisely was Hamaguchi, and what has he been doing for the last decade? There were some unkind trade reviews of his first feature films (Passion and The Depths) but not much else in English to draw upon, and his iMDB resume (including a full feature remake of Solaris!) raised more questions than it answered. Metrograph’s recent retrospective provided some clarity. After his first two features, Hamaguchi collaborated on a trilogy of documentaries collecting testimonies from victims of 2011’s Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, […]
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‘Just Cause’ Movie Adaptation Being Written By ‘John Wick’ Writer Derek Kolstad

‘Just Cause’ Movie Adaptation Being Written By ‘John Wick’ Writer Derek Kolstad
If you threw some comic books, a couple third-person shooter video games, and some B-list action films from the 1980s into a special Movie Blender™, you’d probably end up with the John Wick movies. Then again, depending on the specific content of those ingredients, you might instead end up with the destruction-heavy adventure story Just Cause. So it’s […]

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Timothy Olyphant Explains Why He Did ‘Hitman’ Movie

Timothy Olyphant Explains Why He Did ‘Hitman’ Movie
The 2007 film adaptation of the “Hitman” video game franchise is … not good. It received a score of 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics panning its incoherent plot and terrible dialogue. So, why did actor Timothy Olyphant take on the lead role as Agent 47? He had a mortgage to pay, he told Rollingstone in a recent interview.

Olyphant had just bought a new house when he found out his Western television show “Deadwood” was cancelled, according to the interview. But, instead of immediately putting it on the market, he decided to be a “glass-half-full type of motherfucker.”

“What we have to thank for this is the villain in [“Live Free or] Die Hard” and a fucking bald head in Bulgaria shooting “Hitman,” he told Rollingstone. “That’s what that phone call led to. ‘How about the villain of “Die Hard?”‘ I said, ‘Sure.’ And they’re like, ‘Do you want to read the script?
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‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 Images Reveal the Return of an Old Platoon of Monsters

‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 Images Reveal the Return of an Old Platoon of Monsters
With the Doctor’s regeneration from Peter Capaldi into Jodie Whittaker in the 11th season of the Doctor Who revival, the series got its own facelift, with all-new planets and all-new monsters introduced to the show. But despite Whittaker’s enthusiastic turn as the 13th Doctor and a few standout episodes, Doctor Who just didn’t feel like Doctor Who anymore. […]

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Daily Podcast: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet

On the May 22, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Christopher Nolan’s next movie. Opening […]

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Cannes Market Stirs Controversy With Movie Poster of Donald Trump’s Decapitated Head

Cannes Market Stirs Controversy With Movie Poster of Donald Trump’s Decapitated Head
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival market is gaining national attention this year because of a movie poster that features the decapitated head of Donald Trump. The film, a science-fiction B-movie homage entitled “When Women Rule the World,” is the directorial debut of writer-director-producer Sheldon Silverstein. The poster features a woman holding Trump’s head, complete with the president’s trademark red Make America Great Again hat.

According to the official website for “When Women Rule the World,” the film takes place in 2121 after Donald Trump has caused the apocalypse by starting World War III. Trump drove the world into chaos after a disagreement with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over who has the bigger penis.

The official synopsis reads: “Reality-show mogul Michael Bray and his Russian fiancé, Maria Putin — along with Susan Tolby, Michael’s tough associate producer, and Jon Dawson, brilliant nerd and social media guru — are driving to Las Vegas
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