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The Queen/Freddie Mercury Trailer Is Here [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: Rami Malek is out from behind the computer and rocking the mic with style in the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody. In the upcoming Queen biopic, the Mr. Robot star takes on the role of legendary rocker Freddie Mercury. The journey to the big screen hasn’t been an easy one for Bohemian Rhapsody. First, after years of ...

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Bestselling Author Tom Wolfe Dies At Age 87

The New York Times reports: Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattans moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 87. His death was confirmed ...

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Superman Actress Margot Kidder Dies At Age 69

NBC News reports: Margot Kidder, the actress perhaps best known as the colleague and love interest of mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent in the “Superman” movies of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died. She was 69. Born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Canada, her breakout role was the hard-nosed reporter Lois Lane in 1978’s “Superman,” alongside Christopher Reeve as ...

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Preacher Blames “Fear-Mongering Media” After Sparking Panic By Shouting About Doomed Sinners During Movie

The Christian Post reports: Pastor Michael Webber made national headlines last week when his preaching at a movie theater in Redlands, California, following a showing of the “Avengers” caused people to run for their lives and led to his arrest on a misdemeanor charge. In an interview with The Christian Post, Webber, the 28-year-old pastor of Truth & Triumph Ministries, ...

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Avengers Flick Breaks Global Box Office Record

CNN Money reports: Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” made an estimated $630 million at the worldwide box office for its opening weekend, according to Disney. That shatters the record for biggest worldwide opening held by Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious,” which made $541 million for its global opening last year. “Infinity War” also brought in an estimated $250 million ...

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Black Panther Breaks $1 Billion At Box Office

Variety reports: Marvel’s “Black Panther” continues its record-breaking streak, passing the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days. The Ryan Coogler tentpole is the 33rd movie to gross $1 billion. It’s the 16th Disney film to reach this milestone, and the fifth Marvel film to do so — joining the ranks of “The Avengers,” “Avengers: ...

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Arrest Made In Theft Of Frances McDormand’s Oscar

The New York Post reports: The man who allegedly swiped Frances McDormand’s Oscar statue has been arrested. The LAPD confirmed to Page Six on Monday that the man has been arrested and booked on felony grand theft charges. According to TMZ, his name is Terry Bryant and he went so far as to shoot video of himself with the award. ...

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LIVE THREAD: 90th Annual Academy Awards

Recode reports: The 90th Academy Awards show is tonight, Sunday, March 4, starting at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, with comedian and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel serving as emcee. As in previous years, the Oscars won’t be the easiest show to stream online. ABC, which televises the Oscars, will offer a livestream on its website, abc.com, and via ...

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Faye Dunaway And Warren Beatty To Reprise Oscars Gig

TMZ reports: After the real-life disaster at last year’s Oscars, the Academy feels the best way to make sure the proper people accept the award for Best Picture — bring back the ones who screwed it up … because TMZ has learned Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway will do the honors again!!! Our Oscar sources tell us Warren and Faye ...

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Black Panther Smashes Box Office Records

From the Hollywood Reporter: Black Panther is shattering records in its box-office debut, grossing $192 million for the three-day weekend and a projected $218 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend. The film boasts one of the top openings of all time in North America, and the second-biggest launch for a superhero pic behind only fellow Marvel title The Avengers, ...

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TEXAS: Lt. Governor Vows To Block “Disgraceful” Wendy Davis Filibuster Movie From Filming In Senate Chamber

The Austin Statesman reports: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday said that, if he can help it, the planned movie on former state Sen. Wendy Davis’ 2013 filibuster won’t be shot in the Texas Senate chamber. “If I have anything to do with that, I’m not going to let them use the Senate chamber to shoot because they have ...

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2018 Oscar Nominations Announced

Variety reports: Oscar nominations for the 90th annual awards were announced on Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Academy President John Bailey was joined by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis to reveal the nominees in 24 categories. Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” ...

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White House Requests Screening Of The Post

From the Hollywood Reporter: This weekend, filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s The Post expands into additional theaters — including the White House. President Donald Trump’s team has requested, and been granted, access to the 20th Century Fox political drama for both 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and Camp David, where the president is scheduled to host a summit on Saturday and Sunday with top ...

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The Last Jedi Hits $1B In Grosses, #1 For 2017

Variety reports: Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year’s Eve weekend with $52.4 million at 4,232 domestic venues and $68 million internationally during the Friday-Sunday period. “The Last Jedi” is now the eighth ...

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2017 In Memoriam: Television, Movies, Music [VIDEO]

Variety reports: The world of TV had a rough year in 2017, with the death of the beloved Mary Tyler Moore hitting hard. TV’s Batman, Adam West, Jim Nabors of “Gomer Pyle,” Della Reese of “Touched by an Angel” and “The Partridge Family’s” David Cassidy were among other TV notables who died this year. It was a sad year for ...

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MoviePass Hits One Million Subscribers

The New York Times reports: MoviePass said this month that it had signed up more than one million subscribers in just four months. It took Netflix more than three years to reach that level when it started selling low-priced subscriptions for DVD rentals in 1999. Spotify was relatively quick, at five months in 2011. It took Hulu 10 months to ...

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North American Movie-Going Hits 22-Year Low

The Los Angeles Times reports: Hollywood is celebrating the end of 2017 with astronomical sales from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is on track to soon exceed $1 billion in global ticket sales and eventually become the biggest movie of the year. But that won’t be enough to write a happy storyline for the industry. Although movie ticket sales ...

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TRAILER: Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again

Variety reports: A new musical spectacle opens its curtains in the sequel to Universal’s Mamma Mia!. The follow-up, Mamma Mia!, Here We Go Again, debuted its trailer on Thursday. Ten years after the original film hit theaters, the upcoming sequel welcomes the return of Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, who reveals she is pregnant but nervous to be a single mom. ...

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Actress/Singer Della Reese Dies At Age 86

Variety reports: Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom in the ‘50s and ‘60s to a long career as a popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel” and other shows, died Sunday night at her home in California. She was 86. “She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning ...

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TRAILER: Rebels On Pointe

Film Journal reviews: Beloved by dance aficionados, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, known as The Trocks by its devoted international following, is a New York-based, all-male classical-ballet comedy troupe. Its members are doubly extraordinary. Not only are they exquisitely trained ballet dancers with top-drawer technique, including a mastery of pointe work (typically only done by females), but they are ...

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