Category:

‘Soul, ‘Monster Hunter’ Set December China Release Dates

Pixar’s “Soul” and video game adaptation “Monster Hunter” are set to hit the big screen in China in December.

The hotly anticipated “Soul” may have decided to skip cinemas in the COVID-19-ravaged U.S. for Disney Plus, but it will screen in Chinese theaters from Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Disney currently has no plans to launch its streaming service in China, where such platforms are strictly policed by government authorities.

Inventive, family-friendly Pixar offerings have seen strong box office numbers in China in the past, notably with “Coco,” which defied the ruling Communist Party’s unofficial censorship of content featuring ghosts to become the country’s 20th highest grossing foreign film of all time, with earnings of $189 million,.

“Onward,” however, fell a bit flat when it screened in mid-August in newly reopened Chinese cinemas as they started to revive in the wake of COVID-19. Caps on ticket sales and screening numbers at

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Kitano Takeshi: Japanese Cultural Icon Set For Netflix Biopic

A new Netflix movie has been announced based on the early career of comedian and film director Kitano Takeshi.

Titled “Asakusa Kid,” the film is based on a memoir of the same title written by Kitano. The director and scriptwriter is comic Gekidan Hitori, who also directed the 2014 drama “Bolt from the Blue.” Yagira Yuya (“Nobody Knows”) stars as Kitano and Oizumi Yo (“I Am a Hero”) plays Fukami Senzaburo, a comedian who was Kitano’s mentor. Sakamoto Kazutaka of Netflix is serving as executive producer and Oyamada Yoichi of Nikkatsu as producer.

The focus of the story will be on the relationship between the young Kitano, starting when he was working at a strip club in the Tokyo entertainment district of Asakusa, and Fukami, who was the club’s reigning comic.

In a statement, Gekidan Hitori said that he has been developing the script for six years and that “I’ve

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Brian Cox, John Malkovich, Thomas Brodie-Sangster And Harry Hamlin Set For Audio Movie Event

Click here to read the full article.

EXCLUSIVE: Brian Cox (Succession), John Malkovich (The New Pope), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Queen’s Gambit) and Harry Hamlin (L.A. Law) are joining the “audio movie event” Unsinkable alongside Blair Redford (The Gifted) and Paul Telfer (Days of Our Lives).

This year marks the 80th anniversary of one of the most extraordinary maritime events of World War II: the story of the cargo ship San Demetrio, which was severely damaged in battle, abandoned by its crewmembers and then later retrieved. To mark the occasion, Datura Studios and North Atlantic Ridge in association with B7 Media and AudioMarvels assembled an impressive team for the audio production of Unsinkable to capture this epic journey of the ship that would not die.

Datura partnered with John Mawson’s North Atlantic Ridge to adapt his screenplay, The San

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Adds A “Second Breakfast” Option

The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour in New Zealand has announced a new option for travellers seeking to have a more Hobbit-like experience visiting the iconic farm set.

Starting December 20, visitors can choose to embark upon the “Second Breakfast Tour.” As its name suggests, this tour of the set begins with a dusk tour of the movie set, a visit to the Green Dragon Inn for a pint, followed by a “hearty breakfast spread” in The Millhouse, the newly added attraction at Hobbiton.

“The breakfast table will be heaped with seasonal fresh fruit, breads, pastries, preserves, and cold meats and, as is the tradition in the Shire, second helpings are encouraged,” reads a line from the description. “A plated hot breakfast will be served featuring an assortment of a Hobbit’s favourite breakfast staples including fluffy scrambled eggs, streaky bacon, potatoes, grilled sausages and rosemary mushrooms.”

Vegetarian options are available, too,

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Protesters in Guatemala Set Fire to Congress Building Over Spending Cuts

ANTIGUA, Guatemala — Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Guatemala’s capital on Saturday, setting fire to the nation’s congressional building in a show of anger over a budget bill passed this week that cut funding for health care and education.

The demonstrations in Guatemala City, which also included peaceful marches in the central plaza, rocked a nation still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes that displaced thousands of people, destroyed homes and obliterated critical infrastructure. As heavy rains brought on by the second storm pummeled impoverished towns in Guatemala’s highlands and coastal regions on Wednesday, the country’s Congress passed a budget that cut spending on education and health in favor of increasing lawmakers’ meal stipends.

The bill, which also proposed gutting funding to combat malnutrition and slashed funding for the judiciary, set off immediate outrage and led to demonstrations across the country.

One group of protesters kicked in the windows

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas Share Passionate Kiss on Movie Set

Where it all began! Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas were all smiles as they reunited in New Orleans to film reshoots for their movie Deep Water.

The couple, who met while working on the psychological thriller a year prior in November 2019, shared a passionate kiss in between shoots on Thursday, November 19.

The Argo actor, 48, was spotted in locking lips with his girlfriend in photos published by the Daily Mail on the porch of a Louisiana mansion while in the Big Easy. The Knives Out actress, 32, for her part, was seen sitting on the railing of the porch while cuddling up to Affleck.

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Share Passionate Kiss in Between Filming Deep Water Reshoots Promo
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Broadimage/Shutterstock

The lovebirds also shared a laugh and showed off their playful sides while joking around in between takes. Affleck wore a black, long-sleeve shirt and jeans, while de Armas wore blue jeans and a sweater.

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ China Release Date Set

“Wonder Woman 1984” will hit theaters in China on Dec. 18, a week before the Warner Bros. tentpole launches in North America simultaneously in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max. It will debut in cinemas in other international territories on Dec. 16.

The sequel, starring Gal Gadot, will be the first major Hollywood title to open in China since Disney debuted “Mulan” in September. The original “Wonder Woman” earned $90.5 million in China in 2017. “Wonder Woman 1984” reteams Gadot with director Patty Jenkins in a follow-up to the blockbuster that earned more than $820 million at the worldwide box office.

The China release of “Wonder Woman 1984” comes as moviegoing is recovering following the COVID-19 pandemic in that nation. War film “The Sacrifice” has earned $150 million since its release on Oct. 23 and year-to-date box office in China stands at $2.35 billion, according to data from

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

‘Deadpool 3’ Writers Set as the Molyneux Sisters From ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Emmy-winning writers Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux have been tapped to write “Deadpool 3,” with Ryan Reynolds set to return as the foul-mouthed mercenary.

The Molyneux sisters are longtime writing partners, known for their Emmy Award-winning work on Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers.” The pair have also been nominated for three WGA Awards and won an Annie Award in 2017. The Molyneuxs also serve as creators, showrunners and executive producers on the animated comedy “The Great North,” which earned a second-season renewal ahead of its February 2021 premiere.

In addition to playing the wise-cracking mercenary turned superhero Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool), Reynolds also produces the films, alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, and he is reported to have been actively involved in choosing the Molyneux sisters to write the film’s script.

The R-rated series has been a box office juggernaut so far, bringing in an impressive $1.5 billion — with 2016’s

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

Elizabeth Olsen Heads to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Set This Christmas

Elizabeth Olsen has revealed when she will begin filming her parts for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The actress just recently wrapped production on WandaVision, which will premiere in January, exclusively on Disney+. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has teased that the first Marvel Cinematic Universe series will officially set up the events for the long-awaited Doctor Strange sequel.

In a new interview, Elizabeth Olsen was asked about some of her favorite places to travel. She said, “London. Primrose Hill, Hampstead, the Heath, Belsize Park… that’s where I lived when I worked for six months on my first Avengers film,” which was Age of Ultron. Olsen then revealed that she is coming back to the area soon to begin work on another MCU project. “I am moving back soon to film the sequel to Doctor Strange, so I’ll be there for Christmas, just outside

Read More
Posted On :
Category:

J Balvin, Bad Bunny set for big night at Latin Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after they were shut out of major categories, Latin trap kings Bad Bunny and J Balvin have a chance of winning the top honors at the Latin Grammy Awards.

Both performers are double nominees for album of the year: their collaborative project, “Oasis,” is up for the prize and their solo albums — Bad Bunny’s “YHLQMDLG” and Balvin’s “Colores” — are also in contention.

Balvin, who is the leading nominee with 13 bids, is also a double nominee for record of the year: His song “Rojo” is nominated as is “China,” his collaboration with Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G and Ozuna. Bad Bunny’s “Vete” will also compete for record of the year.


It’s a far cry from the 2019 Latin Grammys, where popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as Balvin, Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Karol G, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Maluma and more

Read More
Posted On :