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Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Artery Blockage, Cancels Events

Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Artery Blockage, Cancels Events

Senator Bernie Sanders was hospitalized Wednesday and treated for an artery blockage after suffering from chest pains, his campaign confirmed. The presidential hopeful is canceling forthcoming events and appearances until further notice. “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted,” Sanders senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the...

October 2, 2019
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Box Office: 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Sets Pandemic Record With $48.5 Million Debut

Box Office: 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Sets Pandemic Record With $48.5 Million Debut

“” muscled its way to a pandemic-era box office record, giving Hollywood studios and theater owners alike hope that people are ready to return to the movies after a year of watching Netflix at home.The tentpole, from Warner Bros. and , generated $32 million over the weekend and $48.5 million in its first five days of release. That’s easily the biggest debut since coronavirus hit. Prior to this weekend, “Wonder Woman 1984” had the biggest three-day start with $16.7 million, followed by “Tom and Jerry” with $14 million.The results for “Godzilla vs. Kong” are especially impressive because the...

April 4, 2021
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MoviePass Teases Mysterious Relaunch, but It's Unclear Who's in Charge

MoviePass Teases Mysterious Relaunch, but It's Unclear Who's in Charge

Comedian Matt Oswalt , “so far 2021 is just 2020 with bangs.” Perhaps nothing encapsulates that sentiment more than the possibility that , the Icarus of subscription services, may rise again from the ashes.MoviePass launched in 2017 and offered customers the option to see one movie per day for $9.99 a month. Though popular, considering the amount was less than a single movie ticket in most cities, the price proved to be economically ruinous. In early 2020, Helios and Matheson Analytics, which owned MoviePass,  after running out of cash.On Tuesday, a launched a countdown clock — set to end...

March 16, 2021
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Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson's 'Saw' Sequel Moves Up Release Date

Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson's 'Saw' Sequel Moves Up Release Date

“,” the ninth installment in the Saw horror franchise, will premiere in theaters a week earlier than originally planned. The film, starring and , is now set to debut on May 14.Lionsgate, the studio behind “Spiral,” opted to move up opening weekend because cinemas in New York and Los Angeles, two of the biggest moviegoing markets in the country, have recently reopened. On Tuesday, Disney’s “Black Widow” vacated its May 7 slot, leaving room on the calendar. “Spiral” will open on the same day as Angelina Jolie’s thriller “Those Who Wish Me Dead.”“With movie theaters now open in New York and...

March 24, 2021
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'Godzilla vs. Kong' Will Play in More U.S. Theaters Than Any Other Pandemic-Era Release

'Godzilla vs. Kong' Will Play in More U.S. Theaters Than Any Other Pandemic-Era Release

When “” debuts in the U.S. on Wednesday, it will play in more theaters than “Tenet,” “Wonder Woman 1984” or any other pandemic-era release.The epic monster mashup, from Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, is screening in more than 3,000 North American locations. That surpasses the by Christopher Nolan’s time-bending sci-fi thriller “Tenet,” having played in 2,810 locations. On average, new releases like “Tom and Jerry,” Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” and Bob Odenkirk’s “Nobody” have been made available in approximately 1,500 to 2,500 locations.Directed by Adam Wingard, “Godzilla...

March 30, 2021
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DC Films Taps 'Promising Young Woman' Director Emerald Fennell to Write Zatanna Superhero Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

DC Films Taps 'Promising Young Woman' Director Emerald Fennell to Write Zatanna Superhero Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

, the Oscar-nominated director of “Promising Young Woman,” is taking on a different kind of vigilante. She has been tapped to write “,” a big-screen adaptation of the DC Comics heroine.The movie, from Warner Bros.’ , is set to be released theatrically. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is producing through his overall deal with WarnerMedia.Fennell’s hiring comes as her feature directorial debut “Promising Young Woman” has been the toast of awards season. Along with five Oscar nods, including best picture, screenplay and actress for Carey Mulligan, the movie has garnered attention from the Golden...

March 22, 2021
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Box Office: 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Adds $6.7 Million, Eyes Huge Pandemic Opening

Box Office: 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Adds $6.7 Million, Eyes Huge Pandemic Opening

“Godzilla vs. King” is stomping to a massive opening weekend at the box office (by pandemic standards). The Warner Bros. film added another $6.7 million on Thursday, bringing its two-day domestic total to $16.3 million.Through Sunday, the movie could make between $30 million to $40 million in ticket sales. That would easily rank as the biggest opening weekend of the coronavirus era.To date, “Wonder Woman 1984” has notched the best three-day start of the pandemic with $16.7 million. The superhero sequel opened on Christmas Day, in theaters and on HBO Max, and ended its theatrical run with...

April 2, 2021
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Los Angeles Movie Theaters Could Reopen as Soon as Saturday

Los Angeles Movie Theaters Could Reopen as Soon as Saturday

Movie theaters in Los Angeles county are poised to reopen at limited capacity as soon as Saturday.The county had to meet several requirements, such as distributing two million vaccine doses to underserved populations and having fewer than 10 new cases a day per 100,000 people. Gov. Gavin Newsom says California should hit the vaccine milestone on Friday. Once the state reaches that threshold, county officials will have to sign off in order for cinemas to reopen.“Southern California, L.A., will be a big beneficiary of this new metric,” Newsom said during Wednesday’s daily press...

March 10, 2021
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Director Eliza Hittman Calls Out Pro-Life Oscar Voter Who Refused to Watch Abortion Drama 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always'

Director Eliza Hittman Calls Out Pro-Life Oscar Voter Who Refused to Watch Abortion Drama 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always'

“,” a slice-of-life drama that grapples with abortion restrictions, has been in the awards conversation since it premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s gotten nods from the Indie Spirit Awards, National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle. Given the positive buzz, the film is seen as a possible Oscar contender.Yet one Academy Award voter, filmmaker Kieth Merrill, says he won’t be watching the film due to its subject matter.Merrill, who won an Oscar in 1973 for the documentary “The Great American Cowboy” and was nominated in 1997 for the short “Amazon,” said he...

February 27, 2021
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'In the Heights': Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jon M. Chu on the Hard Fight to Turn the Groundbreaking Musical Into a Movie

'In the Heights': Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jon M. Chu on the Hard Fight to Turn the Groundbreaking Musical Into a Movie

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April 8, 2021
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