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The most satisfying movie endings of all time



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‘He’ll Mutter the Whole Time’

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The way David Fincher directs movies has been well documented, but what about the way David Fincher watches movies? Not surprisingly, Fincher is as much of a demanding and precise film viewer as he is film director. In a recent Fincher profile for The New York Times, the director’s close friends Brad Pitt and Steven Soderbergh provided a glimpse at what it’s like watching movies with the “Mank” filmmaker. Pitt and Fincher have worked together on three films (“Seven,” “Fight Club,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and now regularly get together for movie nights.

“He’s one of the funniest [expletive] I’ve ever met,” Pitt told The Times about Fincher and their movie nights. “He’ll be muttering the whole time: ‘That shot works. That’s a bad handoff. Why would you go to the insert of the glove there? Stabilize!’ It’s like watching

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Topic Studios, ‘The Climb’ Filmmakers Wrap Production on ‘God’s Time’

Topic Studios and “The Climb” filmmakers Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin have wrapped production on their second collaboration, a pandemic-set comedy from filmmaker Daniel Antebi titled “God’s Time.”

The new project comes as part of Covino and Marvin’s first-look deal with Topic Studios after working together on the Cannes-winning hit “The Climb,” which is now in theaters, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. The filmmakers serve as executive producers on “God’s Time” under their Watch This Ready banner, alongside producers Emily Korteweg, Andrew Hutcheson and Reid Hannaford. And the new project fulfills the element of the Topic Studios partnership that Covino previously told Variety excited him most — having the opportunity to promote other new talent.

“It’s exciting to work with a filmmaker like Daniel on his first film,” Covino said in a statement. “He has a distinct vision and point of view that we can’t wait for the world

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Taylor Swift voted artist of year for sixth time at American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift was named artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday and won two other trophies in a ceremony held live in Los Angeles amid tight coronavirus curbs.

It was Swift’s record sixth win of the top prize at the fan-voted show, although she was absent from the ceremony and thanked fans on video for their support of her surprise lockdown album “folklore.”

Canadians Justin Bieber and The Weeknd – the latter sporting a large white face bandage – were the other big winners, with three awards each.

Bieber was named favorite male pop/rock artist and picked up his two other wins for his collaboration with country singers Dan + Shay on “10,000 Hours”. The Weeknd took home trophies for best soul/R&B male artist as well as for his album “After Hours” and song “Heartless.”

He gave no reason for his bandaged

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‘Caught in Time’ Lifts China Box Office to $51 Million Weekend

Hong Kong-produced “Caught in Time” gave fresh life to the mainland China box office over its opening weekend.

The fantasy crime thriller about a cop chasing a gang through different eras earned $30.3 million. Produced by Emperor Motion Picture, the film stars the popular Daniel Wu and Wang Qianyuan, and was directed by Lau Ho-leung.

It edged aside patriotic war film “Sacrifice” which had held the top spot for the previous three weekends. “Sacrifice” managed $6.0 million in its fourth weekend, for a cumulative score of $161 million, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway.

Third place, and a $3.3 million haul, belonged to “Paw Patrol” in its second weekend. That compared with $5.5 million in its opening frame, and extended the film’s 11-day cumulative to $9.6 million.

Disaster action movie “Greenland” opened modestly with $3.2 million for fourth place, despite the presence of Gerard Butler above the title. His

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‘Fargo’ Recap: Payback Time – Rolling Stone

A review of “Happy,” this week’s Fargo, coming up just as soon as I punch a U.S. alderman…

“Everything that happened, we’re here now.” —Josto

That last week’s episode was so special after a very up-and-down Fargo year felt less reassuring than it could have, because it was such an outlier in both style and focus. Obviously, it’s great that Noah Hawley and company could craft a stunning black-and-white Wizard of Oz homage in the middle of their sprawling gangster saga, but it didn’t do much to justify some of the iffier choices from the main arcs of this season.

“Happy” isn’t the artistic triumph that “East/West” was. But in crossing back over the Kansas/Missouri border and catching up with all our surviving characters — a few of whom didn’t maintain that distinction for long — this latest chapter makes the season’s various feuds and character pairings feel more

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Jumanji’s Awkwafina joins No Time to Die star in new Apple TV+ movie Swan Song

Apple TV+ have announced a new movie called Swan Song, uniting some big-name stars from Jumanji: The Next Level, No Time to Die and Alita: Battle Angel.



Di Quon holding a sign posing for the camera: Jumanji: The Next Level's Awkwafina joins No Time to Die star in new movie Swan Song


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Jumanji: The Next Level’s Awkwafina joins No Time to Die star in new movie Swan Song

As reported by Variety, the film will defy genres, and will be set in the near future. It will apparently focus on someone who wants to make a happier life for their friends and loved ones, and explore the theme of sacrifice.

Awkwafina will play a woman named Kate, who is best friends with Poppy and Cameron, a couple played by Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, respectively.



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Awkwafina, Golden Globes 2020

Meanwhile, 101 Dalmatians and Guardians of the Galaxy star Glenn Close has been cast as a head scientist, Deadline further reports.

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How Moderna developed a coronavirus vaccine in record time

  • Moderna went from a hot biotech startup to one of the world’s best-known companies, boosted most recently by its coronavirus-vaccine program.
  • It says its shot is 94.5% effective at protecting people against COVID-19.
  • While those results have yet to be published in a journal and regulators still need to review the data, the scientific feat outlines an exit plan from this pandemic.
  • This is the inside story of how Moderna leveraged its speedy technology platform and ongoing research projects with the National Institutes of Health to develop an effective vaccine in record time.
  • Now valued at $39 billion, the Massachusetts biotech is at the forefront of a revolution in vaccine research, driven by its promising technology.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In January, Stéphane Bancel, the chief executive of Moderna, was skimming through the news on his iPad while vacationing with his family in the south of France.

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The ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot On Hulu Is Wacky TV At A Wackier Time : NPR

Yakko, Wakko and Dot return for a very politically-minded reboot of Animaniacs.

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Yakko, Wakko and Dot return for a very politically-minded reboot of Animaniacs.

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Because it was the early ’90s, one version of the zippy theme song for the original Animaniacs includes a reference to Bill Clinton playing the sax. Clinton jokes were everywhere in that era, even in cartoons supposedly aimed at kids, and as a show specializing in meta humor and mile-a-minute cultural references, Animaniacs was no different. Sprinkled in among the many Looney Toon homages, Disney parodies and sprightly musical numbers was the occasional political gag or segment that surely went over the heads of millennial kids like myself, but appealed to the adults in the room who understood what was going on with the Whitewater scandal.

Because

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Nomadland: Releasing an Oscar Frontrunner in the Time of COVID-19

Searchlight is responding to the challenge of a pandemic release strategy for Chloé Zhao’s Oscar contender: Stick with what works.

Months ago, Searchlight scheduled Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” for theatrical release on December 4 — and, sources indicate, that’s where it will stay. This is enough to make it an outlier: In what is usually the year’s most crowded release corridor for Oscar movies, it stands alone. It’s even holding its initial, intended date.

It could take shape as a platform release — a one-week qualifying run, possibly only in the area surrounding New York City. If worse comes to worst, it could end up being limited to a virtual cinema platform, and it might: Southern California theaters are already closed, and the New York region could follow suit.

Sources indicate the full run would start February 19, nearly four weeks before the March 15 announcement of Oscar nominees. A platform

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