Summer Slows to a Crawl as 'Hitman's Bodyguard' and 'Logan Lucky' Debut (18 Aug 2017)

The downward trend continues this weekend. Two new releases arrive in theaters and neither will debut with enough to even marginally turn the summer box office tide. In fact, we may be looking at the worst weekend at the box office this year with a top twelve that could struggle to generate a combined $80 million. As for the new releases, Lionsgate's release of The Hitman's Bodyguard will do what it can to challenge Annabelle: Creation for the weekend's top spot while Bleecker Street's release of Logan Lucky is a fascinating study in and of itself and whether it pushes higher than $10 million will be something to watch. At the top of the weekend box office it's looking like a competitive race between last weekend's strong opening performance for WB and New Line's Annabelle: Creation and Lionsgate and Summit's The Hitman's Bodyguard. Annabelle delivered a $35 million opening, which is just a »
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'Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi Film in the Works (Exclusive) (18 Aug 2017)

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Amazon Studios, Warner Bros. Teaming on ‘The Goldfinch’ (Exclusive) (18 Aug 2017)

Warner Bros. is finalizing a deal with Amazon Studios to co-finance its film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” Variety has learned.
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Director David F. Sandberg gives an update on Shazam and his comic book inspirations (18 Aug 2017)

Fresh from the box office success of Annabelle: Creation, director David F. Sandberg is now turning his attention to the DC Extended Universe and his next project, Shazam!. Speaking to Film Riot (via Heroic Hollywood), Sandberg has provided an update on Shazam!, confirming that the script is ready and it will be the next DC movie to go into production after Aquaman.
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The Jetsons Live-Action Sitcom From Robert Zemeckis Lands at ABC (18 Aug 2017)

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'It' Tracking for Record $50M Debut in U.S. (18 Aug 2017)

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Seth Rogen Tweets 10 Facts About ‘Superbad’ on Its 10th Birthday (18 Aug 2017)

A decade on and “Superbad” remains one of the funniest comedies of the current century. The coming of age pic written by Seth Rogen‎ and ‎Evan Goldberg hit the ten year milestone today, and to celebrate Rogen distributed 10 facts about the film from his Twitter account. Many of them have long been public knowledge, or more recently have been, like how his mother came up with the statutory rape joke at the end of the film. Even so, they make for a fun look at the film. For instance, we did not know the MPAA told the production they »
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‘Big Brother’ episode 24 recap: Did Cody Nickson go home during exciting double eviction? (18 Aug 2017)

Two more houseguests were sent packing on a special double eviction episode of “Big Brother” Thursday night. Cody Nickson, Elena Davies and Matt Clines were on the block for most of the week, but which one was ousted after the first live vote? And what drama unfolded as the remaining houseguests were forced to squeeze […] »
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Seth Meyers Says Trump Is Turning Every Republican Into Gollum From Lord of the Rings (18 Aug 2017)

Meyers’ impression is less Gollum and more Gilbert Gottfried. »
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Why the Next ‘Bachelor’ Star Definitely Won’t Be Peter Kraus (18 Aug 2017)

It appears that Peter Kraus, Rachel Lindsay’s runner-up on “The Bachelorette” Season 13, won’t get a second shot at TV-endorsed romance anytime soon. “The Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss tweeted a message on Thursday that did not mention Kraus by name but appeared to be a clear sign that the show’s producers are not considering him as its lead for Season 22. “Do we really want a Bachelor who isn’t ready to settle down with a woman he loves?” Fleiss wrote. “Hmmm. Not what #thebachelor is all about…” Also Read: 'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Talks Emotional Finale Breakup: Peter Gave Me 'Enough to String. »
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‘Project Runway’ season 16 premiere recap: Who was the first designer eliminated in ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’? (18 Aug 2017)

“Project Runway” premiered Thursday, August 17 on Lifetime, with hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn being joined by judges Zac Posen and Nina Garcia for the show’s 16th season. In the premiere episode, titled “One Size Does Not Fit All,” we were introduced to 16 new designers who each created a red carpet look that […] »
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