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Yes, You Should Definitely Stay For the Credits When You See Crazy Rich Asians

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Yes, You Should Definitely Stay For the Credits When You See Crazy Rich Asians
The much-anticipated movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians is here, and it definitely lives up to the hype. From the sweet love story to the important Asian representation, the movie is easily one of the best rom-coms of the Summer. While the film is filled with some dramatic moments, one of the most exciting scenes doesn't happen until the very end of the movie. Crazy Rich Asians has a quick midcredits scene that perfectly sets the film up for a potential sequel.

Warning: major spoilers for Crazy Rich Asians ahead.
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‘The Meg’ Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide

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‘The Meg’ Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide
The Meg” swam past the competition at the international box office for the second week in a row.

Warner Bros.’ shark thriller generated $67 million in 55 territories abroad this weekend for an overseas tally of $230.4 million. It picked up another $21.5 million in North America, bringing its global tally over $314 million.

The Meg,” which was a co-production with China, just crossed the $100 million mark in the Middle Kingdom. It opened in Korea with $3.2 million in 601 locations, followed by Australia with $2.5 million on 413 screens. Top holdover markets include Mexico, the United Kingdom ($2.8 million on 720 screens), Russia, and Brazil ($1.5 million on 806 screens).

Another Warner Bros. title, “Crazy Rich Asians,” pocketed $730,000 when debuted in six international territories. Jon M. Chu’s romantic comedy opened at No. 1 in North America with a five-day tally of $34 million. The studio is staggering its release overseas in weeks to come. Based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling book, the movie — which stars Constance Wu,
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Chris Jericho to star in Kevin Smith’s horror anthology KillRoy Was Here

Chris Jericho to star in Kevin Smith’s horror anthology KillRoy Was Here
Last summer, Kevin Smith announced that he was shooting a horror anthology movie entitled KillRoy Was Here, which originally started out as a Christmas-themed Krampus film before morphing into what the filmmaker describes as a “modern day Creepshow kinda flick.”

Well, Smith has now taken to Facebook to provide another update, revealing that wrestling icon Chris Jericho is set to feature in the movie as “a nasty-ass South Florida streamer”.

Despite suffering a major heart attack earlier this year, Smith is showing no signs of slowing down. He’s gearing up to begin production on his return to the View Askewniverse, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, has another episode of The CW’s Supergirl in the pipeline, and recently teased that he’s working on what could become his biggest-budgeted project of his entire career.

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Bruce Campbell Believes Evil Dead Has a Future Without Ash

Bruce Campbell Believes Evil Dead Has a Future Without Ash
Actor Bruce Campbell has become synonymous with Ash Williams, the Deadite-slaying star of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise; it's a fact Campbell himself jokingly bemoaned in 2007's meta horror-comedy My Name is Bruce. Still, after 3 feature films and 3 seasons of Starz's now-cancelled Ash vs Evil Dead, Campbell broke legions of horror fans' hearts by stating emphatically that he's retired from the franchise. While it was recently announced that Ash, along with his team of "Ghost Beaters" from the TV series, will regroup digitally in an upcoming Evil Dead-themed video game, the actor still believes there's a chance for more films and/or TV shows-just not with him.

So, what exactly does Campbell have in mind for a potential Evil Dead franchise reboot? Here's what he told ComicBook.com:

"You have Ash's daughter, Brandy [played by Arielle Carver-o'Neill]. She provides the lineage. Ray [Santiago] is a shaman now, you know as Pablo,
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'Crazy Rich Asians' Delivers $34M Five-Day Opening; 'Mile 22' & 'Alpha' Fall Short

'Crazy Rich Asians' Delivers $34M Five-Day Opening; 'Mile 22' & 'Alpha' Fall Short
August may be a notoriously slow month at the box office, but Warner Bros. has now delivered back-to-back strong performers. Last weekend The Meg topped all expectations and continued its strong global performance this weekend, while the new release of Crazy Rich Asians delivered an estimated $34 million in its first five days of release. Between the two films, WB secured the weekend's top two spots, and helped deliver the third straight August weekend this year to top the same weekend last year. Unfortunately, the weekend's two other new wide releases, Stx's Mile 22 and Sony's Alpha, weren't able to have such splashy debuts. With an estimated $34 million, Crazy Rich Asians topped industry expectations and came up just shy of Mojo's aggressive, pre-weekend forecast. The film is having a profound impact as the first Asian-led studio film to hit theaters since The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago and word
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‘The Wife’ & ‘We The Animals’ Bow Strong; ‘Three Identical Strangers’ at $10.5M in 2nd Month of Release: Specialty Box Office

‘The Wife’ & ‘We The Animals’ Bow Strong; ‘Three Identical Strangers’ at $10.5M in 2nd Month of Release: Specialty Box Office
Sony Classics’ The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce topped out a group of newcomer limited releases that mostly did decent numbers this weekend.

The 2017 Toronto debut by Björn Runge grossed $111,137 in four New York and Los Angeles locations in the three-day estimate, averaging $27,784. Sundance breakout We The Animals by Jeremiah Zagar from The Orchard also had a nice launch, playing three theaters in New York and L.A., for $66,261 and a $22,087 per theater average.

Ethan Hawke had two films out this weekend, one in which he stars and another he directed. Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate’s Juliet, Naked with Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd launched in four theaters, grossing $60,922, averaging $15,230. Sundance Selects opened Hawke’s Blaze, which he co-wrote and directed, in three locations exclusively in Austin, TX over the weekend. The Sundance premiere grossed $45,342, averaging slightly lower than Juliet, Naked at $15,114.

Music Box Films, meanwhile, opened Emmanuel Finkiel’s French-language,
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Out of Ctrl: how the laptop screen became cinema’s go-to for conveying today’s terrors

A new breed of thrillers such as the John Cho-starring Searching use computer screens as a framing device. It’s a high-impact technique, even if it looks daft in the cinema

“I am big; it’s the pictures that got small,” sneered Norma Desmond, the screen-diva heroine of Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard, about an industry that had left her behind for television. She didn’t know how good she had it: movie stars these days must accept that many of their fans prefer to gaze upon their faces shrunk to iPhone size. For the Netflix generation, the laptop screen is the big one; the flatscreen telly is basically Imax.

Now, a spate of thrillers are building their stories expressly around the laptop screen. When you consider our changing viewing habits, it makes sense: it is a genre of cinema that actively benefits from downsizing the viewing experience. It
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China box office: 'The Island' holds off 'The Meg' for top spot

China box office: 'The Island' holds off 'The Meg' for top spot
New openers ’Europe Raiders’, ‘Go Brother’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ couldn’t hit the heights.

Holdovers The Island and The Meg fought off new competitors to remain top at the Chinese box office in the week of Aug 13-19, as Europe Raiders, Go Brother and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation didn’t break out in a big way.

Local comedian-turned-director Huang Bo’s The Island kept the lead in its second week with $82.9m for $159.3m after 10 days. It has become the third highest grossing summer release and the 10th highest grossing film overall, both for this year. The offbeat comedy
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Milt Barlow’s Asia Releasing Acquired by Tangren Cultural (Exclusive)

Milt Barlow’s Asia Releasing Acquired by Tangren Cultural (Exclusive)
Brisbane-based Tangren Cultural Film Group has acquired multi-national Asia Releasing, a distributor and marketing firm specializing in handling Chinese films. Milt Barlow, industry veteran and Asia Releasing founder, will stay on as COO of Tangren.

Tangren has quickly built up a 60% box office market share for Chinese and Korean movies in Australia. It has recently released “Along With The Gods 1 & 2,” China’s Operation Red Sea and How Long Will I Love You. The company has a current slate of some 25-30 films for the next year, in Australia ,New Zealand , North America, and the U.K.

Asia Releasing expects to have a major presence at this year’s American Film Market in November. It will open a North American hub in Los Angeles in the first months of 2019 and is evaluating other markets.

Previously president and CEO of Village Roadshow Entertainment, Barlow was a co-founder and CEO of China Lion,
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'What Will People Say', 'U-July 22' win at Norway's Amanda Awards

'What Will People Say', 'U-July 22' win at Norway's Amanda Awards
Iram Haq’s What Will People Say won best director, Norwegian film, actor and screenplay.

Iram Haq’s What Will People Say triumphed at the Amanda Awards on Aug 18, winning the Norwegian national awards for best director (Haq), best Norwegian film in theatrical release, best actor (Adil Hussain) and best screenplay (Haq).

The film, a hit at festivals including Toronto, Les Arcs, AFI Fest and Goteborg, is about a Norwegian teenage girl who clashes with her traditional Pakistan-born parents.

Erik Poppe’s Utoya story U-July 22 won best actress and best supporting actress for newcomers Andrea Berntzen and Solveig Koløen Birkeland.
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Film in the public domain: here be buried treasures

They’re not pretty, or easy to navigate, but online film archives are a huge free source of classics and curios

Last week’s summery dip into the internet’s cinematic back catalogue reminded me that it’s been a while since I did a more thorough trawl through a vast streaming resource that even cinephiles frequently seem to forget is there: that humble old standby, the public domain. More major vintage cinema than you might think has trickled through to the unglamorous realm of expired intellectual property rights, and lurks in assorted dusty corners of the web waiting to be discovered or rediscovered at no cost. As I’ve written before, YouTube houses a lot of them in varying states of picture and sound quality: hunting them down is generally not a game for highly particular, Criterion-collecting film buffs.

But sometimes, when other avenues in search of a certain
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Lucía Alemany’s ‘Innocence’ Rolls with Sergi López, Laia Marull (Exclusive)

Lucía Alemany’s ‘Innocence’ Rolls with Sergi López, Laia Marull (Exclusive)
Madrid — Sergi López and Laia Marull co-star in rites-of-passage drama “La Inocencia” (Innocence), the feature debut of Lucía Alemany, a key name in a generation of often very young women cineastes now energizing Catalan cinema.

Starring Carmen Arrufet in her first lead role, and Joel Bosqued (“Que baje dios y lo vea”), “Innocence” marks a follow-up to Alemany’s multi-prized short “14 Years and a Day.” Produced by Morena Films, and a take on adolescent angst, budding sexuality and daughter-mother conflict set in a nosy Spanish village where privacy is near impossible, the short marked out Alemany, an alum of Barcelona’s Escac film school, as very much a director to track.

In production from Aug. 6 in Alemany’s home village of Traiguera, in the region of Castellón, central eastern Spain, “Innocence” comes with strong backing. Alemany has been championed by Iciar Bollaín, one of Spain’s most foremost women directors,
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'Passing for white': how a taboo film genre is being revived to expose racial privilege

Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut is an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel Passing, a theme little seen since the likes of Show Boat and Pinky

Hollywood once loved films about passing. The genre was popular in the 1940s and 50s, when segregation was rife and the “one-drop rule” – which deemed anybody with even a trace of African ancestry to be black – prevailed. Box-office hits included Elia Kazan’s Pinky (1949) and George Sidney’s musical Show Boat (1951), which featured light-skinned, mixed-race characters who passed for white in the hopes of enjoying the privileges whiteness confers. The secrets, the scandal and the sheer sensationalism of it all made for excellent melodrama.

Now Rebecca Hall, the star of Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Red Riding, is revisiting the genre with her directorial debut, an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s seminal 1929 novel Passing. Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga will feature in the project, which
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Media Reacts to Asia Argento Payout: ‘Two Things Can Be True at Once’

Media Reacts to Asia Argento Payout: ‘Two Things Can Be True at Once’
Most celebrities have not been vocal so far about the news that Asia Argento paid a young actor a settlement after a sexual encounter when he was 17.

The New York Times broke the story Sunday evening that former child actor and musician Jimmy Bennett had received $380,000 from Argento after the 2013 encounter in a California hotel.

Members of the media were less circumspect than Hollywood talent, although some questioned why the accuser was named and cautioned that the news should not overtake the progress made by the Me Too movement.

Oscar observer Brian Perry tweeted, “The big Q is whether people will look past this moment to still embrace all Asia has done for #MeToo.”

The big Q is will ppl look past this moment to still embrace all Asia has done for #MeToo.

And if so, will ppl accept some of the genuine remorse from a few of the men involved in accusations.
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‘The Affair’ Season 4 Concludes With a Recommitment to Living, Even As the Show Readies For the End

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‘The Affair’ Season 4 Concludes With a Recommitment to Living, Even As the Show Readies For the End
[Editor’s note: The following article contains spoilers for “The Affair” Season 4, Episode 10.]

For a show that’s rarely been all that big on the concept of optimism, the Season 4 finale of “The Affair” seemed to feature its characters… well, not in a particularly happy place, but certainly committed to moving forward with their lives. The men who loved Alison (Ruth Wilson) begin to process their grief for her, while the woman who stands to lose her own love seems to come to terms with that.

The absence of Wilson will be a blow going forward for this series, as the alternate universe version of “The Affair” Season 4, a season which wasn’t built in part around Wilson’s departure, is interesting to imagine. Would Alison have continued to find her own footing as she rebuilds her life? Or would her ongoing struggles ultimately sabotage all of the progress she’d made?

Another interesting question to consider is this:
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Asia Argento Settled a Sexual Assault Case Filed Against Her by an Underage Actor — Report

Asia Argento Settled a Sexual Assault Case Filed Against Her by an Underage Actor — Report
Asia Argento, a leading voice in the #MeToo movement and one of many women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, settled a sexual-assault accusation made against her by former child musician and actor Jimmy Bennett last year, according to the New York Times. Bennett was 17 at the time of the alleged incident, which took place in 2013; Argento was 37. Bennett claims the alleged assault took place in a hotel room in California, where the age of consent is 18.

Bennett originally intended to sue Argento for $3.5 million for assault and battery, lost wages, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The case was settled for $380,000.

Carrie Goldberg, Argento’s attorney in the case, wrote that “we hope nothing like this ever happens to you again. You are a powerful and inspiring creator and it is a miserable condition of life that you live among s—-y individuals who’ve preyed
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‘Sharp Objects’: The Suspects Ranked from Least Likely to Possible Killer

Warning: Spoilers for Sharp Objects through the penultimate episode, "Falling." HBO’s slow, seductive, sweaty summer series Sharp Objects has been a journey into the dark underbelly of a small midwestern town, and a viewing experience that has been exceptionally emotional and immersive. We have followed Amy Adams’ Camille Preaker through one major criminal investigation, and along the way have unraveled another one. But where does that leave our central case to catch the serial killer of Wind Gap? Below, Adam Chitwood and I have compiled a list of suspects, from the least likely to the big “red alert there …
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Michael Shannon Will Never Play Donald Trump: ‘F—k That Guy’

Michael Shannon Will Never Play Donald Trump: ‘F—k That Guy’
Michael Shannon has played murderers, philosophical drug dealers, and Elvis Presley, but there’s one person he’ll never portray: Donald Trump. The two-time Oscar nominee is asked whether he’d be at all interested in doing so in the upcoming issue of Playboy, responding with an unequivocal “no” before detailing exactly why.

“He’s having the time of his life,” Shannon replies when asked whether he believes Trump is struggling with demons. “He doesn’t even have to work. All the hard work that most people have to do to get to be president of the United States, he just skipped all that. The fucking guy doesn’t even know what’s in the Constitution. He doesn’t have any grasp of history or politics or law or anything. He’s just blindfolded, throwing darts at the side of a bus.”

The actor scoffs at the notion of even
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‘Sharp Objects’ Review: All the Pieces Click Into Place in an Electrifying Episode 7 — Spoilers

‘Sharp Objects’ Review: All the Pieces Click Into Place in an Electrifying Episode 7 — Spoilers
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Sharp Objects” Episode 7, “Falling.”]

“My mother did it.”

Four simple words have rarely been so powerful and meant so much. After a meeting with her Aunt Jackie (Elizabeth Perkins), Camille (Amy Adams) caught up with the viewers watching at home and realized what her mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson), had done: She poisoned and killed her long-dead sister, Marion; she’s poisoning and killing her rebellious half-sister, Amma (Eliza Scanlen); and she may have poisoned and killed the other little girls in Wind Gap.

That’s a lot to take in, and given how much Camille already went through this episode — a painful connection with another grieving sibling, sex with her clothes off (scars exposed), and some harsh words from her closest ally, Richard (Chris Messina) — she handles the news pretty well. Yet setting aside what state Camille will be left in at series’ end, those watching at home should’ve responded pretty well,
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China Box Office: ‘The Island’ Earns $39 Million to Beat Still Hungry ‘Meg’

China Box Office: ‘The Island’ Earns $39 Million to Beat Still Hungry ‘Meg’
The outcome of the China box office was far less controversial than the previous weekend, but no easier to predict.

Comedy, “The Island” retained its top spot in its second weekend. Giant shark movie, “The Meg” moved up to second place and crossed the $100 million mark.

But “iPartment,” the Chinese film which topped the chart on its opening ten days earlier, and claimed $70 million in its debut weekend, crumbled in spectacular fashion. According to data from Ent Group, it managed just $790,000 in its second weekend, a fall of 99%.

The Island” took $38.8 million, a 47% drop from its opening $72.6 million. After 10 days on release, it has accumulated $162 million.

The Meg” chomped another $30.6 million, including $4.34 million from IMAX screens. Its weekly total was down just 39% compared with its opening. After 10 days on release in China, “The Meg” has garnered $117 million, or more than a third of the film’s global cumulative.

Hong Kong- and Chinese-made adventure franchise movie,
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