The Hollywood Reporter reveals that another upcoming release, Warner Bros.' World War II epic Dunkirk won't be released in China until September 1, long after it opens in the U.S. on July 21. Most of Hollywood's big-budget tentpoles this year have opened day-and-date with China, or just a few days after its North American debut, and later release dates have been known to diminish box office results significantly, especially due to the ongoing threat of piracy. China has long enacted a "Hollywood blackout" during its summer months, but many industry insiders thought that would be abandoned after last year. … [Read more...] about Spider-Man, Apes & Valerian Release Dates Delayed in China
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“I’d always assumed that 99% of the time, good triumphs over evil, especially in movies and TV shows,” creator Frank Spotnitz says. “And in this world, that doesn’t happen. You’re reminded here that history doesn’t always work out the way it should. And Dick’s novel continues to be relevant because it’s really about so many things: What is reality? What is it to be human? If you live in an inhumane world, how do you hold on to your humanity?” … [Read more...] about ‘Man in the High Castle’: Inside the Mindblowing Sci-Fi Drama
Barring Christopher Nolan taking on another epic tentpole franchise like his Dark Knight trilogy, it will likely be difficult for the director to top his opening weekend record, $160.8 million, set by The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. That tally was almost as much as the domestic total for his last film, the 2014 mind-bender Interstellar, which opened with $47.5 million en route to a domestic tally of $188 million, an international total of $487.1 million for a global tally of $675.1 million, from a $175 million budget. While the film performed well, it was down sharply from his last original film, 2010's Inception, which debuted with $62.7 million, en route to a domestic tally of $292.5 million, $532.9 million from foreign markets for a global tally of $825.5 million, from a $160 million budget. … [Read more...] about Will Nolan’s Dunkirk Be a Hit or Miss at the Box Office?
With an unprecedented 400-odd scripted series on TV, industry Cassandras have been warning that there’s simply too much to watch — that this era of “Peak TV” is a tulip-fever bubble primed to pop. But this glorious moment of Must-See small-screen abundance has also helped give birth to the medium’s sexiest, most idiosyncratic WTF era ever. So we get Chris Rock playing a cannibalistic gangster on Empire, the Broad City girls extolling the virtues of pegging, and Better Call Saul‘s titular lawyer defending teens who defiled a decapitated head. … [Read more...] about Freak TV: Welcome to the Golden Age of Weird
You have a very popular bill. Nearly all the 2020 candidates in the Senate are co-sponsors. Do you worry about this getting caught up in — or unnecessarily polarized by — presidential politics?I’m not really worried about that. I see it already in the Senate where we have Cory Gardner [R-CO] — some conservative Republicans are coming around on these issues. And just having done a bipartisan criminal justice bill where many people like Chuck Grassley [R-IA] and others who used to argue against a lot of things that were in that bill — we’ve been able to build from Democratic-held ideals to broad-based deals. That passed! … [Read more...] about Why Cory Booker Cares So Much About Legal Weed