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Philip Seymour Hoffman Scholarship Set at NYU's Tisch School (EXCLUSIVE)

Philip Seymour Hoffman Scholarship Set at NYU's Tisch School (EXCLUSIVE)

Tisch School of the Arts has established a scholarship in honor of alumnus .The $50,000 grant will support Tisch drama students who demonstrate financial need, academic merit and artistic talent. Initial funding was provided by James Declan Tobin, an Irish producer who was inspired by spending time with the Hoffman family.“Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of the greatest actors of our generation,” Tobin said. “This scholarship will inspire Tisch Drama students to follow his enchanted ways on both the screen and the stage, embodying those moments that are so truthfully evocative of the human...

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Feb 18
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'No Time to Die' Delays Release Date Again

'No Time to Die' Delays Release Date Again

’s latest adventure has hit another speed bump. “,” the upcoming installment in the British spy series, has been postponed yet again.The movie will now release in theaters on Oct. 8. It was originally scheduled to open on April 2.It’s hardly a surprise that the Bond film has been pushed back to fall. Hollywood has been widely anticipating that “No Time to Die” would face another delay as coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket.MGM is rolling out “No Time to Die” in North America, while Universal has international rights. Since the movie carries a massive price tag around $200 million, it...

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Jan 22
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Sony Delays Camila Cabello's 'Cinderella,' 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ 'Uncharted’ and Sony/Marvel’s ‘Morbius’

Sony Delays Camila Cabello's 'Cinderella,' 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ 'Uncharted’ and Sony/Marvel’s ‘Morbius’

Sony has shifted release dates for numerous titles, including “,” Camila Cabello’s “,” “” with Tom Holland and Sony/Marvel’s “Morbius” starring Jared Leto.“Cinderella” will release in theaters on July 16 instead of Feb. 5. That delay bumps the video game adaptation “Uncharted,” which was originally set for mid-July, to Feb. 11, 2022. Meanwhile, “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” has moved back two months from April 2 to June 11. In turn, the “Ghostbusters” sequel was delayed to Nov. 11.Sony’s latest calendar shift came minutes after MGM delayed “No Time to Die,” the latest James Bond...

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Jan 22
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'Many Saints of Newark' Delayed to Fall 2021 (EXCLUSIVE)

'Many Saints of Newark' Delayed to Fall 2021 (EXCLUSIVE)

Audiences will have to wait to return to the world of “.” “,” an upcoming film that serves as a prequel to the long-running HBO series, has again delayed its big-screen debut.The movie will now open on Sept. 24, 2021 — an entire year after initially planned. “The Many Saints of Newark,” which is being produced by New Line Cinemas and released by Warner Bros., was originally set for September 2020 but was later rescheduled to March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic.Traditional Hollywood studios have spent the better part of last year postponing their biggest films due to widespread...

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Jan 14
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Hollywood Prepares to Delay Another Slew of Blockbusters

Hollywood Prepares to Delay Another Slew of Blockbusters

Here we go again. Late last year, Warner Bros. was skewered after announcing that all of its new movies in 2021 would on HBO Max and in theaters. Cinema operators, rival studios and even some of the filmmakers behind the movies wondered aloud why, with the prospect of coronavirus vaccines looming, Warner Bros. would make such a sweeping decision? It was a move that appeared to wave the white flag on moviegoing for the next 12 months.Nobody expected mass immunization overnight, but with vaccinations being administered at a crawl in the U.S., it now looks like Warner Bros. may have been...

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Jan 11
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Box Office: 'Wonder Woman 1984' Debuts to Robust (for a Pandemic) $16.7 Million

Box Office: 'Wonder Woman 1984' Debuts to Robust (for a Pandemic) $16.7 Million

Christmas is often one of the most popular times of year to gather the family and watch a new movie, and this holiday was no different. The biggest distinction, however, is that the season’s biggest releases — “” and “” — battled for streaming service subscribers rather than box office dollars.“Wonder Woman 1984,” the superhero sequel starring Gal Gadot, as the first Warner Bros. movie to debut on the company’s streaming service — and in select movie theaters — on the same day. The movie was available to subscribers at no extra charge. Pixar’s “Soul,” featuring the vocal talents of Jamie...

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Dec 27
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Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Movies and TV Shows of 2020

Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Movies and TV Shows of 2020

Former President Barack , like the rest of us, appears to have spent a good portion of his year binging TV shows and watching movies to pass time during the coronavirus pandemic.In keeping with his annual tradition, on Friday he shared his favorite films and television series of 2020. Obama’s movie list includes “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” David Fincher’s “Mank,” Pixar’s animated adventure “Soul” and the acclaimed documentary “Time.” He also settled the argument that, yes, Steve McQueen’s five-part anthology series “Small Axe” are indeed films — Obama’s No. 1 being “Lovers Rock.”While in...

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Dec 18
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AMC Theatres Warns It Could Run Out of Cash in Early 2021

AMC Theatres Warns It Could Run Out of Cash in Early 2021

, the world’s largest cinema chain, has issued a sobering warning as the pandemic stretches into winter: We’re running out of money.In on Friday, the struggling movie theater company warned its resources may be drained as early as next month. “In the absence of additional liquidity, the Company anticipates that existing cash resources will be depleted during January 2021,” the company wrote.AMC Theatres also said that it has completed a debt offering of $100 million from investment firm Mudrick Capital Management. AMC has already deferred more than $400 million of rent obligations to 2021....

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Dec 11
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Warner Bros. to Debut Entire 2021 Film Slate, Including 'Dune' and 'Matrix 4,’ Both on HBO Max and In Theaters

Warner Bros. to Debut Entire 2021 Film Slate, Including 'Dune' and 'Matrix 4,’ Both on HBO Max and In Theaters

When Warner Bros. announced that “Wonder Woman 1984” would on Christmas, the same time it debuts in theaters, many expected it to be an isolated experiment in response to an unprecedented pandemic.Instead, the studio will deploy a similar release strategy for the next 12 months. In a surprising break from industry standards, Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 slate — a list of 17 films that includes “,” Denis Villeneuve’s “” remake, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation of “In the Heights,” the “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” and “The Suicide Squad” — will debut both on HBO Max and...

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'Wonder Woman 1984' to Debut Both on HBO Max and in Theaters

'Wonder Woman 1984' to Debut Both on HBO Max and in Theaters

Courtesy of Warner Bros. PicturesAudiences will get to see “” on Christmas Day after all. After , Warner Bros. announced that the superhero sequel will debut on the streaming service HBO Max on Dec. 25, the same day it will open in U.S. movie theaters.Internationally, where HBO Max is not available, “Wonder Woman 1984” will premiere in cinemas one week earlier, on Dec. 16. The film will stream on HBO Max for a month at no additional cost to subscribers.“As we navigate these unprecedented times, we’ve had to be innovative in keeping our businesses moving forward while continuing to...

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How HBO Max Became 'Wonder Woman 1984's' Best Option

How HBO Max Became 'Wonder Woman 1984's' Best Option

Warner Bros. didn’t have a lot of good options.After the studio released Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” in September to , it was hesitant to unveil another $200 million-budgeted movie in the middle of a pandemic. And yet, just three months after “Tenet” tried and largely failed to reignite moviegoing, Warner Bros. had to make a decision about the fate of “,” the last blockbuster scheduled for 2020 after other major films such as “No Time to Die” and “Soul” had been postponed or opted for streaming debuts.With “Wonder Woman 1984’s” Christmas Day release date looming, the studio had found itself...

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Nov 19
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Survival Mode: Movie Theaters Brace for Desolate Winter

Survival Mode: Movie Theaters Brace for Desolate Winter

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Universal Strikes Deal With Cinemark Allowing Movies to Premiere On-Demand Early

Universal Strikes Deal With Cinemark Allowing Movies to Premiere On-Demand Early

Theatres and Pictures have forged a landmark agreement to bring theatrical movies more quickly to home entertainment.The deal follows an unexpected arrangement that Universal struck months ago , the world’s largest movie theater chain. That pact gave Universal the option to put new movies on digital rental services after 17 days of theatrical release — a decision that sent shockwaves throughout Hollywood because it dramatically shortened the timeframe (typically 75 to 90 days) that films play exclusively on the big screen. In exchange, Universal would share in the digital profits with...

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Johnny Depp Forced to Exit 'Fantastic Beasts' Franchise

Johnny Depp Forced to Exit 'Fantastic Beasts' Franchise

will no longer portray the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the “” film franchise, the actor announced Friday.“I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and I have respected and agreed to that request,” he wrote Friday on Instagram.Depp’s exit from the “Harry Potter” spinoff series comes days after he against The Sun, a British tabloid that published an article in 2018 alleging he was a “wife beater.” Depp said he plans to appeal the ruling.Warner Bros. confirmed Depp’s departure and announced his role will be...

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Christopher Nolan Defends 'Tenet' Box Office Results

Christopher Nolan Defends 'Tenet' Box Office Results

Box office results for “,” ’s sci-fi epic that was unveiled amid a pandemic, have been heavily scrutinized in the weeks since its release. The film has grossed nearly $350 million globally in two months — prompting debates of whether that’s a disappointing or decent figure during the coronavirus crisis.Nolan, speaking to the to promote film critic Tom Shone’s new book “The Nolan Variations,” says he is “thrilled” by ticket sales for “Tenet.”“Warner Bros. released ‘Tenet,’ and I’m thrilled that it has made almost $350 million,” Nolan said. However, he expressed concern that other studios...

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'Ghostbusters' Sequel Moves to Summer 2021

'Ghostbusters' Sequel Moves to Summer 2021

“,” a sequel to the blockbuster comedy, will hit theaters next summer. The movie is now expected to debut on June 11, 2021 — exactly 37 years after the original.Like nearly every film slated for 2020, Sony has hopscotched the release date for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” multiple times during the pandemic. It was originally scheduled to open in July before it was pushed to March 5, 2021. Given the unpredictability of coronavirus and audiences’ apprehension to go to the movies amid a global health crisis, there’s no telling if the latest summer release date will stick.Sony also announced “Don’t...

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Oct 21
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Pixar's 'Soul' Skips Theaters for Disney Plus

Pixar's 'Soul' Skips Theaters for Disney Plus

Pixar/Courtesy Rome Film Festival’s “” is skipping theaters and will debut exclusively on Plus in time for Christmas. The animated family film will launch on the streaming service on Dec. 25. In international markets where Disney Plus isn’t available, “Soul” will be released theatrically on a yet-to-be determined date.“Soul” was initially slated to release in June, but it was later postponed to Nov. 20 amid the coronavirus pandemic. that Disney was exploring various release options for “Soul” and was unlikely to move forward with its late November slot. of its animated comedy “The Croods: A...

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'Jurassic World: Dominion' Delays Release to 2022

'Jurassic World: Dominion' Delays Release to 2022

Dinosaurs won’t rule the big screen again until 2022.“: Dominion” will now debut on June 10, 2022 — a year later than originally planned. , the studio behind the sci-fi adventure franchise, initially slated the movie for summer 2021.While announcing the release date change on Twitter, director Colin Trevorrow also debuted the first teaser poster for the film, with the familiar “Jurassic” franchise logo encased in amber, a callback to the 1993 blockbuster “Jurassic Park.”“For the past three months, I’ve worked with an extraordinary cast and crew on a film we can’t wait to share with the...

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'No Time to Die' Release Delayed to 2021

'No Time to Die' Release Delayed to 2021

“,” the latest installment, will be postponed until next year, the filmmakers announced Friday.The film, starring Daniel Craig in his final stint as the agent formerly known as 007, is expected to hit theaters April 2, 2021, a year later than initially planned.Since “No Time to Die” moved to the same weekend as that movie was pushed back to May 28, 2021. Universal, the studio behind the high-octane franchise, is distributing the Bond film internationally., “No Time to Die” was the first major tentpole to shift its release date before the global health crisis caused by coronavirus could even...

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'F9' Release Date Pushed Back to May 2021

'F9' Release Date Pushed Back to May 2021

“” will have to wait a little longer to take a lap in theaters. Universal announced Friday that it has pushed back the debut of the next “Fast and Furious” sequel. It will now hit theaters over Memorial Day weekend on May 28, 2021.The news comes hours after “No Time to Die” delayed its release from November to April 2, 2021 — which was the original date for “F9.” Universal, the studio behind the high-octane franchise, is distributing the Bond film internationally.In March, as cases of coronavirus started to spread, Universal made the bold decision to push back the release of “F9” by an...

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'The Lion King' Follow-Up in the Works With Director Barry Jenkins

'The Lion King' Follow-Up in the Works With Director Barry Jenkins

Courtesy of Disneyis returning to the Pride Lands for a follow-up to “.” , the filmmaker behind “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” will direct the upcoming feature based on the beloved family classic.“Helping my sister raise two young boys during the ’90s, I grew up with these characters,” Jenkins said. “Having the opportunity to work with Disney on expanding this magnificent tale of friendship, love and legacy while furthering my work chronicling the lives and souls of folk within the African diaspora is a dream come true.”The movie will be a continuation of the studio’s 2019...

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'Black Widow,' 'West Side Story,' 'Eternals' Postpone Release Dates

'Black Widow,' 'West Side Story,' 'Eternals' Postpone Release Dates

Courtesy of MarvelDisney has postponed the release of fall blockbusters such as Marvel’s “,” Steven Spielberg’s “” and Kenneth Branagh’s “” by several months. The results are bad news for the exhibition industry, which is facing fierce headwinds after closing for months due to coronavirus.The studio has kept the late November release date of Pixar’s “Soul,” surprising some in the industry who had expected the animated family film to either move to a later perch or get released on Disney Plus. The moves set off a cascade of distribution shifts that will upend the theatrical landscape for...

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Warner Bros. Won't Share 'Tenet' Box Office Data, Angering Rival Studios

Warner Bros. Won't Share 'Tenet' Box Office Data, Angering Rival Studios

People who closely follow box office earnings have noticed a surprising lack of transparency surrounding ticket sales for “,” the $200 million-budgeted sci-fi epic from director Christopher Nolan that released last weekend in U.S. theaters.Since “Tenet” premiered, Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, has parceled out carefully selected breadcrumbs of data to reporters and rival studios. Traditionally, studios share box office information on a daily basis. That’s not the case with “Tenet.”Though it started playing in theaters on Thursday, Sept. 3, Warner Bros. waited until Sunday, Sept....

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'Wonder Woman 1984' Release Date Pushed to Christmas

'Wonder Woman 1984' Release Date Pushed to Christmas

Warner Bros. has postponed the release of “,” the latest development in Hollywood’s rocky plans to return to the movies.The superhero sequel starring Gal Gadot, which was expected to debut on Oct. 2, will now touch down in theaters on Dec. 25, 2020.“Patty is an exceptional filmmaker and with ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ she has delivered an incredibly dynamic film that moviegoers of all ages around the world will absolutely love,” said Toby Emmerich, Warmer Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman. “We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”Director Patty...

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Sep 11
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Lupita Nyong'o Mourns Chadwick Boseman in Heartfelt Tribute

Lupita Nyong'o Mourns Chadwick Boseman in Heartfelt Tribute

Jordan Strauss/Invision/APLupita Nyong’o shared a moving tribute to her “Black Panther” co-star and friend , who died on Aug. 28 at the age of 43 from colon cancer.Nyong’o posted a photo of her and Boseman laughing, with the caption “For the beloved Chadwick Boseman. #TakeYourTimeButDontWasteYourTime.” It’s the first time she’s spoken publicly about Boseman’s unexpected death.“I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn’t make sense. The news of his...

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