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Record-Breaking ‘Parasite’ Scores the Best Platform Opening Since ‘La La Land’

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Record-Breaking ‘Parasite’ Scores the Best Platform Opening Since ‘La La Land’
Box office history was made this weekend, breaking records all around. In a year when specialized (and foreign-language) films have been underwhelming, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” (Neon) has rewritten the standards.

Its $125,000 per-theater average in three New York/Los Angeles theaters is the biggest specialized limited opening of the year. And it marks the biggest platform release in three or more theaters since “La La Land” in 2016. Neon has effectively positioned the film for maximum excitement and attention, making important choices that maximized the results.

On its initial expansion, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory” (Sony Pictures Classics) is also over-performing for a subtitled film, and looks steady as they go ahead.

Meanwhile, “Judy” (Roadside Attractions) is holding well in its third week. The awards season is in full swing, with multiple high-end titles arriving every weekend. Coming this week is Taika Waititi’s Tiff audience-award-winner “Jojo Rabbit
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'Joker' Repeats at #1, 'Addams Family' Solid in Second and 'Parasite' Feasts

'Joker' Repeats at #1, 'Addams Family' Solid in Second and 'Parasite' Feasts
In the face of three new wide releases, there was no dethroning Joker from the weekend's top spot as the film not only topped the weekend box office domestically, internationally and worldwide, it has already generated over $543 million globally in just its first twelve days in global release. As for the newcomers, UAR's The Addams Family led the way with a solid second place debut while Paramount's Gemini Man and Lionsgate's Jexi struggled to find an audience. However, one film that didn't struggle was Neon's release of the Palme d'Or winner Parasite, which made an impact in just three theaters this weekend.
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Elisabeth Moss joins Michael Fassbender in Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins

THR is reporting that Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) is in final negotiations to join Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) in the cast of Next Goal Wins, the next film from Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi. Next Goal Wins is based upon the 2014 documentary of the […]

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Taika Waititi’s Soccer Movie ‘Next Goal Wins’ Recruits Elisabeth Moss

Taika Waititi’s Soccer Movie ‘Next Goal Wins’ Recruits Elisabeth Moss
While we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of Taika Waititi‘s satirical comedy Jojo Rabbit later this month (read our review and watch the trailer), the filmmaker is already getting his next film together over at Fox Searchlight, and it’s completely different than any other movie he’s done before. Next Goal Wins is a sports dramedy inspired […]

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ is a strong Oscar contender in 11 categories

‘Jojo Rabbit’ is a strong Oscar contender in 11 categories
Fresh from its People’s Choice Award win at the Toronto Film Festival, Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” received a rapturous reception at the London Film Festival. This Fox Searchlight release will unspool stateside on October 18 and is poised to be a major contender this Oscar season.

Waititi adapted Christine Leunens novel “Caging Skies.” He boldly added a layer of humor to her serious-minded story about a young boy (Roman Griffin Davis) in Nazi Germany who has Adolf Hitler as an imaginary friend. His script blends comedy and drama and is certain to figure in the Adapted Screenplay race at the Academy Awards. Waititi, who also directed, pulls triple duty by playing Hitler as well. His edgy portrayal of the dictator as a complete moron was a stand-out and could well reap him a third nomination. Indeed, you wish there were more scenes with him.

The evolving relationship between Jojo
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Taking A Third Crack At Golden Globe Predictions

As October rolls along, the awards season is kicking into high gear, with most movies having screened, film festivals angling for voters, and a strong sense that the narratives for what will and won’t get nominated are starting. Right in the midst of that, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and their Golden Globe awards seem poised to again have a say in what happens with Oscar. So, today is a good time to check in on the HFPA with some new Golden Globe predictions, sandwiched in between Academy Award updates… Some tinkering can be found below, mainly in trying to make sure categories and such are handled properly. There’s still some question about whether certain films and performances will go Comedy/Musical or Drama, but things are largely falling into place. There’s no real sense of where the HFPA seems poised to go yet, but it does
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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Clip Has Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson’s Goofy Officers and a Bunch of Nazi Clones

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Clip Has Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson’s Goofy Officers and a Bunch of Nazi Clones
Scarlett Johansson knees Sam Rockwell in the crotch in an office filled with Nazi clones: It sounds like the beginning of the most absurd joke, but it is in fact part of Taika Waititi‘s anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit. 20th Century Fox has released a new Jojo Rabbit clip which unveils just a little more of this bizarre, heartfelt comedy about […]

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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: October 10)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: October 10)
As with the award for leading men, the winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars is usually one of the more seasoned competitors. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali won for “Green Book.” He had previously prevailed in 2017 for “Moonlight.” He was the 29th winner of this award to be in his 40s. Sam Rockwell, who won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the 30th, having picked up this prize eight months before he turned 50. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Supporting Actor.)

A lucky 13 winners were in their 50s and 11 more were in their 60s. For eight men, it took till they were in their 70s to win while two (George Burns for “The Sunshine Boys” and Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”) were north of 80 when they took home their only Oscars. Conversely, only four Best Supporting Actor champs were in their 20s and just 14 have been thirtysomething.
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Fine. Let’s Talk About Joker | The Flickering Myth Podcast #121

Listen to the latest episode of The Flickering Myth Podcast… Allen, Gerald, Tori, and Ej discuss the trailers for Birds of Prey, and The Gentlemen, some of Tori’s highlights from the London Film Festival, including The King, The Lighthouse, and Jojo Rabbit, and Ej discusses the Judy Garland biopic, Judy. When Tori exits to continue […]

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Oscar predictions: ‘The Irishman’ leaps into Best Picture lead, say Experts

Oscar predictions: ‘The Irishman’ leaps into Best Picture lead, say Experts
Time to dance a jig! Gold Derby’s Oscar Experts have pushed Martin Scorsese‘s “The Irishman” into first place among Best Picture contenders, thanks to 15 choosing it to win compared to 11 who are sticking with Quentin Tarantino‘s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” as the top choice.

The pro-Scorsese squad: Jen Chaney (Vulture), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Tim Gray (Variety), Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere), Perri Nemiroff (Collider), Erik Davis (Fandango), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Wilson Morales (Black Film), Tariq Khan (Fox TV), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Michael Musto (NewNowNext) and Gold Derby’s Susan King, Thelma Adams, Tom O’Neil and myself.

The Qt supporters: Christopher Rosen (TVGuide.com), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Jazz Tangcay and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Claudia Puig (Kpcc), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Keith Simanton (IMDb), Nikki Novak (Fandango) and Eric Deggans (NPR) and Joyce Eng and Jack Mathews (Gold Derby).

See All of Quentin Tarantino’s
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‘Marriage Story’ is a leading Oscar contender in all the top categories

‘Marriage Story’ is a leading Oscar contender in all the top categories
Noah Baumbach‘s “Marriage Story” very much plays like a 2019 version of Robert Benton‘s 1980 Best Picture winner “Kramer vs. Kramer.” It’s an obvious comparison, but an unavoidable one. But why would you want to avoid it? Aside from Best Picture, Benton’s film won four more Oscars – Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman, Best Supporting Actress for Meryl Streep, and both Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Benton.

That film has become the hallmark picture – a piece of work that sets the bar for all films of the same genre dealing with themes of family, marriage, divorce, and the custody of a child. And Baumbach’s Netflix drama, which will be released in theaters for a month beginning Nov. 6, more than meets the bar. Indeed, it threatens to exceed it as evidenced by the film’s top placement on our various Oscar prediction charts.

Based, in part on
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Updated Oscar Predictions For Early October

Believe it or not, nearly every single Academy Award hopeful has screened by now. Think about it for a second. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman screened two weeks ago at the New York Film Festival. That left only Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Todd Haynes’ Dark Waters, Tom Hooper’s Cats, Sam Mendes’ 1917, Jay Roach’s Bombshell, plus now the news that Clint Eastwood will see Richard Jewell hit theaters this year. Not all of those will even come close to contention in 2019. So, we more or less know the state of the race. As such, today is a perfect time for some updated Oscar predictions. This time around, we can factor in the aforementioned Eastwood joining the race with Richard Jewell, the potential impact of Joaquin Phoenix and Joker, as well as more concrete information about 1917. Factoring in that, along with having seen Marriage Story last week at Nyff
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Director (Updated: October 7)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Director (Updated: October 7)
One of the big questions about the 2020 Oscars is whether or not there will be a split between the winners of Best Picture and Best Director, as we’ve seen in three of the last four years. Before the academy reintroduced the preferential ballot for Best Picture in 2010, such divides were fairly rare. Now, they are the rule rather than the exception at the Academy Awards. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Director.)

Why is this?

Unlike every other Oscar category, which are decided by a popular vote, the winner of the Best Picture award is determined by a weighted ballot. Voters rank their choices from first to last. If one nominee garners more than 50% of the first place vote, it automatically wins. If, however, no nominee can meet that threshold, the film with the fewest first place votes gets eliminated, with its ballot getting reapportioned to the second place choice.
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Thor: The Dark World Actor Says He’d Return To The McU On One Condition

Christopher Eccleston hasn’t had a lot of nice things to say in the past about his experience working on 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. In an interview last year with The Guardian, for instance, the Malekith actor went as far as to joke that filming the God of Thunder’s second solo outing made him want to put a gun in his mouth. But during a recent panel at New York Comic Con, the star suggested that he still isn’t completely closed off to the idea of returning to the Marvel franchise.

Naturally, Eccleston still managed to get in a few more jabs at his sole outing in the McU, characterizing his experience on set as tedious and uncomfortable:

“I was in make-up for six, seven hours every day – they didn’t tell me that up front, so I wasn’t pleased about that. There was a lack of humor in the film,
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‘Jojo Rabbit’: Taika Waititi ‘Scoured the Earth’ for the Right Actor to Play Hitler Before Casting Himself

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‘Jojo Rabbit’: Taika Waititi ‘Scoured the Earth’ for the Right Actor to Play Hitler Before Casting Himself
Jojo Rabbit” writer/director Taika Waititi, who plays Adolf Hitler in the film, talked briefly about casting the project during Saturday’s installment of Deadline’s third annual The Contenders London series.

Waititi specifically addressed casting his role. “I scoured the earth for the perfect actor and sometimes your search for the right person is staring at you right in the mirror,” he said, of course referring to himself.

Based on the book “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens, the World War II-set film’s plot follows a lonely Hitler Youth, Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), who finds out that his single mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic, and has his worldview turned upside down. Aided only by his imaginary friend in the form of an idiotic version of Adolf Hitler (Waititi), Jojo must confront his ideology.

“It’s a 10-year old boy’s manifestation of Hitler,
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Spc’s ‘Pain & Glory’ Best Subtitled Opener of Year, and Audiences Embrace a Chinese Propaganda Hit

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The fall awards season has begun in earnest, with “Judy” and its strong Best Actress candidate playing wide in its second weekend, and the opening dates for three potential Best Actor possibilities in one early October weekend.

“Joker,” of course, is wide, while Netflix’s “Dolemite Is My Name” and its limited dates had unknown results. But “Pain and Glory” is a return to form for Pedro Almodovar and his long time relationship with his domestic distributor, Sony Pictures Classics. Its strong initial New York/Los Angeles numbers show it outpaced all specialized subtitled films released this year and a few prior years besides other than possibly “Roma.”

Meanwhile, three Asian limited releases made the top 12. These include two action-oriented titles from India, but also the fascinating response to “My People, My Country,” an out-and-out propaganda-minded film that opened in 70 theaters right after its homeland Revolution holliday release.

Opening

Pain
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‘Pain and Glory’ Shines, ‘Lucy in the Sky’ Falls at Indie Box Office

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‘Pain and Glory’ Shines, ‘Lucy in the Sky’ Falls at Indie Box Office
Two top Hollywood stars had their latest films hit arthouse theaters this weekend, with each finding very different fates at the box office. While Antonio Banderas’ “Pain and Glory” earned the top per screen average of the weekend, Natalie Portman’s “Lucy in the Sky” fell to Earth after receiving poor reviews.

Pain and Glory,” the latest film from famed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, has received critical acclaim since its May premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where Banderas received the Best Actor award. Released by Sony Pictures Classics on four screens in Los Angeles and New York, the film grossed $160,087 for an average of $40,022. It’s the largest per screen average for a Spc release since the Oscar-winning “Call Me by Your Name” in November 2017.

Also Read: Antonio Banderas Didn't Want to Impersonate Pedro Almodóvar for 'Pain and Glory' (Video)

Pain and Glory” stars Banderas as Salvador Mallo,
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Philadelphia Film Festival Sets Program Including ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Waves’

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Philadelphia Film Festival Sets Program Including ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Waves’
The Philadelphia Film Festival has announced the program for its 28th edition, kicking off on Oct. 17 with Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Just Mercy,” starring Michael B. Jordan.

Also screening on opening night are “Parasite,” “Cunningham,” “Come As You Are,” “Bikram: Yogi, Guru” and “The Lodge.”

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Film Society, the festival wraps on Oct. 25 with Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out,” starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis. Johnson is scheduled to attend the screening.

The festival will screen 120 feature and short films, including gala presentations for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” along with “Harriet,” “Marriage Story,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Two Popes” and “Waves.”

An expanded selection of films made around greater Philadelphia will include Sundance prize-winning “Clemency” as well as Philadelphia Eagles docu “Maybe Next Year.”

“I couldn’t be more excited with the lineup for this year’s Festival,” said the festival’s executive director J. Andrew Greenblatt.
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Fox Searchlight Bosses Say Disney Had No Problems With 'Jojo Rabbit'

Fox Searchlight Bosses Say Disney Had No Problems With 'Jojo Rabbit'
When details of Jojo Rabbit, in which director Taika Waititi plays an imaginary comedic version of Adolf Hitler, first emerged earlier this year, some concern was raised about how the film might go down with Fox Searchlight’s new family-friendly owners at Disney.

As it turns out, this concern was also felt at Fox Searchlight.

Speaking at the BFI London Film Festival on Friday in a wide-ranging discussion celebrating their 20 years at the helm of the prestige banner, co-chairs Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley admitted that Jojo Rabbit had been a “big test” following Disney’s $71.3 billion takeover ...
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Despite Disney’s Fox Takeover, Searchlight Chairs Say They’ve Retained ‘Complete Autonomy’

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During a recent panel at the now-unfolding BFI London Film Festival, Fox Searchlight Pictures co-chairs Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley talked about the present and future of their revered film-distribution arm in the aftermath of Walt Disney Studios’ takeover of Fox.

As reported by Deadline, Gilula said, “We’ve been allowed complete autonomy and the studio [Fox] has never interfered with us. No one at Fox ever said, ‘You have to make this movie, please do us a favor and take this filmmaker or star’s film.’ We’ve had great fortune and we don’t take it for granted that we’ve had that level of independence throughout all the different management changes.”

The 25-year-old prestige studio has notched four Best Picture Academy Award wins — “Slumdog Millionaire,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman,” and last year’s champion “The Shape of Water” — while providing a lower-budget alternative to Disney tentpoles.

This summer,
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