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You Need to Read Jon M. Chu: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Not The "End-All-Be-All" Q&A: As the watershed film hits theaters, the director talks about his hope that it can "crack the door a little bit" to allow even more diverse stories to reach the big screen

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‘Swimming With Men’ To Take Dip Into U.S. Theaters Via IFC Films

By Patrick Hipes 5 mins ago

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Swimming With Men, the Oliver Parker-directed comedy starring Rob Brydon, who plays an accountant who seeks to win back his wife and stumbles upon a surprising solution in the form of a male synchronized swim team. A December 2018 theatrical release is in the works. The pic, adapted by Aschlin Ditta based on the documentary Men Who Swim, Eric (Brydon) believes he can win back his wife Heather (Jane Horrocks) by diving into the world… Read

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How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Hooked A $35M+ #GoldOpen At The Box Office – Update

By Anthony D'Alessandro 9 mins ago

Updated with Monday AM B.O. figures and analysis This weekend director Jon M. Chu and Warner Bros. took what might have appeared to be a niche genre proposition on paper and turned it into a cultural moment. Crazy Rich Asiansbased on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, earned $26.5M at the domestic weekend box office, and $35.3M over five days (in revised Monday figures), a gross that bests another August female-skewing hit, DreamWorks’ The Help which opened to $26M over… Read

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‘Searching’ Helmer Aneesh Chaganty Unveils Participants For Short Film Contest

By Amanda N'Duka 25 mins ago

EXCLUSIVE: Searching director Aneesh Chaganty has selected five burgeoning filmmakers who will get a chance to see their short films come to life on the big screen via his YouTube Space Director's Lab. Participants are Sarah Rotella and Adriana DiLonardo from Unsolicited Project, Tony E. Valenzuela from BlackBoxTV, Shae-Lee Shackleford from SketchShe, Tim Hautekiet from TimH Films, and Mikey Murphy from Mikey Murphy. Each original short, which can be viewed Read

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‘Made In Mexico’ Reality Series On Nine Opulent Lifestyles Set For Netflix

By Bruce Haring 26 mins ago

The first Mexican reality series on Netflix, Made in Mexico, will showcase nine of Mexico City’s wealthy socialites and their opulent but flawed lifestyles. The series debuts on the streaming service on Sept. 28. The cast includes: Pepe Díaz, a 35-year-old successful businessman and nightclub impresario who wants to shed his playboy past and settle down into a new life; Kitzia Mitre, born and raised into Mexico's high society and a fashion designer who splits her time… Read

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Donald Trump Tweet-Attacks Former CIA Chief After Melania Delivers Anti-Cyber Bully Speech

By Lisa de Moraes 28 mins ago

Shortly after First Lady Melania Trump delivered a nationally televised speech about cyber bullying, saying “Let’s face it, most children are more aware of the benefits and pitfalls of social media than some adults” her husband demonstrated on Twitter, calling former CIA director John Brennan “the worst CIA Director in our country’s history.” Trump and his supporters in Congress have launched a character assassination campaign against Brennan since the White House… Read

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‘Atypical’ Season 2 Trailer: Sam Looks To The Future Post-High School

By Denise Petski 29 mins ago

“It’s a rough world out there. That’s why you need your family.” Neflix has released the first trailer for season 2 of its critically praised series Atypical. In Season 2, Sam (Keir Gilchrist) is faced with looking at life post high school as he begins to think about college as his fellow family members grapple with their own life changes. His sister Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine) begins her own challenging journey at a new school where she feels she clearly does not fit… Read

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Charter Firms Up Plans For Fall Launch Of Spectrum LA News Network

By Dade Hayes 43 mins ago

Entering a crowded field, Charter Communications plans to launch a news network this fall that will serve its 1.5 million Spectrum pay-TV subscribers in Southern California. Akin to the company’s New York 1, a mainstay of New York media since the 1990s, the new channel plans to cover the sprawling market 24 hours a day when it goes live in November. It will compete with broadcast network affiliates and other outlets which have had a head start of several decades. On the… Read

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‘Celebrity Big Brother’: Kirstie Alley Reveals She Had “Snacks” With Prince Charles At Courtney Love’s House & Stormy Daniels Explains Exit

By Peter White 52 mins ago

Kirstie Alley has been dishing the dirt during her time in the British Celebrity Big Brother house and it turns out she has had "snacks" at Courtney Love's house with British royalty. The Cheers star admitted that she dined at the Hole singer's house with Prince Charles, heir to the throne and father of Meghan Markle's groom Prince Harry. Speaking in the garden to fellow contestants including Love Island star Gabby Allen, comedian and chef Hardeep Singh Kohlu and… Read

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‘Outlaw King’ Trailer: Sneak Peek At Chris Pine In Toronto Fest Opener

By Greg Evans 1 hour ago

Revenge can tear at the soul and be used as a weapon, but it can also make for some rousing trailer fodder, as we see here in this new promo for Netflix’s Outlaw King. The trailer gives a first extended look at the film that will debut as the Opening Night Film of the Toronto Film Festival Thursday, Sept. 6. Directed by David Mackenzie, Outlaw King stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, who, says the Netflix summary, “transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during… Read

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‘Gotham’ Director Mark Tonderai Leads Line-Up Of ‘Doctor Who’ Writers & Directors

By Peter White 1 hour ago

Lucifer and Gotham director Mark Tonderai, Wentworth writer Pete McTighe and The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby writer Joy Wilkinson are among the behind-the-scenes talent to have signed up for the latest season of Doctor Who. The BBC has revealed the five writers and four directors that will work with showrunner Chris Chibnall on the series, which sees Jodie Whittaker debut as the Doctor. The Broadchurch star took over the role as the thirteenth Doctor at the end… Read

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Rose McGowan Says “Heart Is Broken” After Asia Argento Payoff Report; Cautions “Be Gentle”

By Nancy Tartaglione 1 hour ago

Rose McGowan says her "heart is broken" following a report published by the New York Times on Sunday that Asia Argento had arranged a deal to pay a man who accused the Italian actress and filmmaker of sexually assaulting him when he was 17 in 2013. Rather than fully distancing herself from Argento however, activist McGowan suggests watchers “be gentle” as “the truth of the situation” surrounding Argento is not yet known. McGowan and Argento have been steadfast allies in… Read

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TV

Donald Trump Tweet Fever Follows Weekend Bombshell White House Counsel Cooperated With Mueller For Months

By Lisa de Moraes 2 hours ago

President Donald Trump spent Monday morning trying to undermine the investigation into Russian tampering with the 2016 election, but sounding more like an aggrieved Real Housewife of Washington DC. In a morning Twitter tirade, Trump insisted White House “councel” – eventually Trump will learn how it’s spelled – Don McGahn’s 30 hours worth of interview time with Robert Mueller’s team was done “with my approval, for purposes of transparency.” McGahn has been cooperating… Read

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