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Audiences Loved 'Altered Carbon' Despite Those Crazy Critics
Forbes • Contributor, Erik Kain
Robert Pattinson Calls #MeToo Movement ‘Pretty Amazing’ at ‘Damsel’ Press Conference in Berlin
Variety • Carolehorst
Lady Bird is fit to stand beside the most glittering examples of female coming-of-age films
New Statesman • Ryan Gilbey
'Cobra Kai': Rivalry Renewed in First Trailer for 'Karate Kid' Sequel
Rolling Stone • Daniel Kreps
Berlin Film Festival 2018 opens
Al Jazeera • Dominic Kane
Berlinale: Film Factory, K & S, Almodovars Re-Team on ‘El Angel’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety • John Hopewell
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux announce separation
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Dustin Lance Black gets his price and more for Hollywood Hills West home
Los Angeles TimesJack Flemming
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has passed on his 1950s home in Hollywood Hills West, selling the two-bedroom spot for $950,000. The cream-colored and red-trimmed home has a staircase leading up to a Dutch front door. Hardwood floors and built-ins highlight...
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How ‘Disaster Artist’ Writers Created Story of Friendship for Director-Star James Franco
VarietyTimgray2013
A24’s “The Disaster Artist” is all about defying expectations. The 2003 Tommy Wiseau film “The Room” was a fiasco, but became an enduring hit. And in his 2017 movie about the making of the film, director-star James Franco approached this camp material...
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Audiences Loved 'Altered Carbon' Despite Those Crazy Critics
ForbesContributor, Erik Kain
Most read Last year, when Seth MacFarlane's new Star Trek homage The Orville came out on Fox, the critical reaction was nothing short of universal disdain. Critics scoffed at the quirky space opera. They didn't understand it---the tone, they said, was impossible...
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Film Industry, Marriage
Robert Pattinson Calls #MeToo Movement ‘Pretty Amazing’ at ‘Damsel’ Press Conference in Berlin
VarietyCarolehorst
Robert Pattinson touched on the impact of the #MeToo movement, the reality of true love and being inspired by Warren Beatty while discussing his competition film, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner’s comic Western “Damsel,” ahead of its premiere at the Berlinale on...
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Lady Bird is fit to stand beside the most glittering examples of female coming-of-age films
New StatesmanRyan Gilbey
Greta Gerwig’s light touch avoids cliché and gives everything the smell of fresh laundry. There are many female coming-of-age films directed by women: Diane Kurys’s Peppermint Soda and Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk are among the glittering examples that Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird...
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'Cobra Kai': Rivalry Renewed in First Trailer for 'Karate Kid' Sequel
Rolling StoneDaniel Kreps
An Eighties rivalry is renewed in the first trailer for Cobra Kai, the Karate Kid sequel series with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprising their roles from the 1984 cult classic. The teaser trailer begins with Zabka's Johnny Lawrence reopening the infamous...
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Berlin Film Festival 2018 opens
Al JazeeraDominic Kane
The curtain has gone up at the Berlin Film Festival. It's one of Europe's leading cinema showcases, with everything from Hollywood blockbusters to art-house films. This year's programme is emphasising cultural diversity. It is also expected that the #MeToo campaign will be...
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Berlinale: Film Factory, K & S, Almodovars Re-Team on ‘El Angel’ (EXCLUSIVE)
VarietyJohn Hopewell
Film Factory, Argentina’s K & S and Pedro and Agustin’s El Deseo are joining forces on Luis Ortega’s “El Angel.” The trio was also behind the successful films “Wild Tales” and “The Clan.” Crime thriller “El Angel” is also produced by Sebastián...
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Film Industry, Marriage
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux announce separation
CBC Radio-CanadaThe
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating after two and a half years of marriage. The couple said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press released through a publicist that the decision to split "was mutual and lovingly made at the...
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‘Black Panther’ Poised to Shatter a Hollywood Myth
The New York TimesBrooks Barnes
LOS ANGELES — Ticket buyers around the world are poised to smash another one of Hollywood’s most entrenched beliefs. Movies rooted in black culture cannot become global blockbusters? Guess again. The euphorically reviewed Disney-Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther,” with an almost entirely...
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