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'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Top Memorial Day Weekend Box Office as 'Baywatch' Struggles

17 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales led the way this Memorial Day weekend while Paramount's Baywatch struggled to match expectations. Meanwhile, Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues to deliver while the studio's Beauty and the Beast became only the eighth film to cross $500 million domestically. Overall, the weekend was down ~15% compared to Memorial Day weekend last year when both X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass delivered underwhelming openings. With an estimated $62 million for the three-day and $76.6 million for the four-day weekend, Disney's fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise finished atop the holiday weekend box office. Additionally, the film brought in an estimated $208.4 million internationally, the 12th largest overseas opening of all-time, as it opened in virtually the entire overseas marketplace. This includes a $67.8 million debut in China and an industry record opening in Russia of an estimated $18.6 million. Additional »


- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

13 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

There were also wins for Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger.

The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival have been handed out tonight (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, with Ruben Östlund’s The Square winning the coveted Palme d’Or.

Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui and Gabriel Yared.

Full list of winners below:

Palme D’Or

The Square (Ruben Östlund)

Grand Prix

120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)

Best Director

Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled)

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

Diane Kruger (In the Fade)

Jury Prize

Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Best Screenplay

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here

Camera D’Or

Jeune Femme (Léonor Sérraille)

Best Short Film

A Gentle Night (Qui Yang)

Short Film Special Mention

Katto (Teppo Airaksinen)

70th Anniversary »


- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Patty Jenkins Talks ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel Plans and Deleted Scenes

13 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Wonder Woman doesn’t hit theaters until the end of the week, but fans are already wondering (no pun intended) if the film will follow suit from the previous DC Extended Universe releases of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad by having alternate cuts available on home video. The good news is, the […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Sails Toward $300 Million Opening Weekend Worldwide

13 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s latest crack at the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise appears to be a global hit.

The fifth installment, subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is sailing to $270.6 million at the international box office. That, combined with the $77 million it’s expected to pull in over the four-day holiday domestically, should easily put the film over $300 million globally during its opening frame.

In China alone the movie will make an estimated $67.8 million. The third highest opening for any Disney movie is partially attributed to the opening coinciding with the country’s Dragon Boat Festival holidays.

The film saw the largest opening of all time in Russia with $18.1 million ($18.6 million including previews). The rest of the top five territories are Korea ($11.6 million); France ($9.3 million); and Germany ($8.4 million).

“Dead Men Tell No Tales” centers on Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow battling deadly ghost sailors, »


- Seth Kelley

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‘Long Strange Trip’ Has One of 2017’s Best Doc Debuts; Richard Gere’s ’Norman’ Crosses $3M — Specialty Box Office

14 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Deadheads toked to Long Strange Trip: the Untold Story of The Grateful Dead in its theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles over the Memorial Day weekend on the heels of one-night event screenings leading up to the holiday. The film, by Amir Bar-Lev and released by Abramorama, grossed $34,131 in two theaters. The company also released fellow documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan in two locations Friday, doing a pretty solid $21,127. Following limited runs… »


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Charlie Sheen Still Trying to Get ‘Major League 3’ Off the Ground

14 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Charlie Sheen wants to play Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn again. The actor, who hasn’t starred in a movie since 2012 and probably doesn’t have to make another film again after Two and a Half Men, has been talking about Major League 3 since last year. The original movie’s writer/director, David S. Ward, has a finished script most of […]

The post Charlie Sheen Still Trying to Get ‘Major League 3’ Off the Ground appeared first on /Film. »


- Jack Giroux

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Fortunata’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a year when no Italian directors were lucky enough to land in the Cannes competition, the country is done no favors by Sergio Castellitto’s presence in Un Certain Regard. From “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone” to “Don’t Move,” the director’s work never strays from the kind of middlebrow aesthetic convinced of its own depth — only there’s no depth there. And though his collaborations with novelist wife Margaret Mazzantini are seen as prestige productions at home and tend to get big rollouts, their pat psychologizing results in unsatisfactory characters who careen down paths designed with elaborate, artificial, and deeply uninteresting detours. Even given limited expectations, it’s safe to say “Fortunata” has Mazzantini’s sloppiest script so far, about a hairdresser determined to open a beauty parlor but waylaid by an ill-advised (and truly ridiculous) hook-up with her kid’s shrink.

Winner of the Un Certain Regard acting prize, »


- Jay Weissberg

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‘Twin Peaks': Agent Dale Cooper Returns to the Land of the Living in “Parts 3 & 4″

4 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It's not about the bunny...or is it? »

- Chris Cabin

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‘Twin Peaks’: Matthew Lillard on His Breakout Role and Joining David Lynch’s Dysfunctional Family

4 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last week’s premiere of “Twin Peaks” brought with it no shortage of surprises, but here’s probably the most unpredictable one we witnessed: a captivating performance by Matthew Lillard as William Hastings, a high school principal accused of murder, whose wife is tied up in the supernatural mystery surrounding Agent Dale Cooper’s (Kyle MacLachlan) evil doppleganger.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Guide to Returning Characters and How They’re Helping – or Hurting – Cooper: Parts 1 & 2 (An Ongoing List)

Lillard’s career began in the early ’90s with roles in “Serial Mom” and “Hackers,” and his reputation is definitely rooted in some variation of comedy, from horror comedies like “Scream” to the live-action “Scooby-Doo” films (and subsequent animated projects, for which Lillard still provides the voice of Shaggy).

Twin Peaks,” while never lacking in funny moments, marks a bit of a departure for the character actor. That might be why, at the premiere last Friday, »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Silicon Valley’ Review: Everyone’s Ready for Life After Erlich, Even While He’s Still Around and Making Deals

5 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Given the amount of turnover and plot machinations that go into the average season of “Silicon Valley,” more than a few episodes feel like the show hitting the reset button.

Last week’s “The Blood Boy” played out like a midseason finale, with Gavin Belson bidding farewell to his part in the Pied Piper-ssaince. Saying adieu to his part in Richard’s new internet, Gavin the enemy-turned-ally pulled his own version of the Terminator goodbye, ascending the steps of his private plane having just turned over his patent to Richard instead of lowering himself into a vat of sacrificial molten metal.

Read More: ‘Silicon Valley’: How Post-Election-Night Improv Led to Season 4’s Greatest Moment So Far

But earlier this week, news broke that another poster-worthy cast member would be leaving as well, with reports that T.J. Miller would not be returning for “Silicon ValleySeason 5. As a result, Sunday »


- Steve Greene

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‘American Gods’: Meet the New God with a Major PR Nightmare in “Lemon Scented You”

5 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Also, Gillian Anderson channeling Ziggy Stardust is a can't miss. »

- Nick Romano

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‘The Leftovers’: Justin Theroux and The Surprise Guest Stars of Episode 7 on Reuniting For the End of the World

5 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: The following interview contains spoilers for the “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 7, “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother).” Moreover, what follows likely won’t make a lick of sense unless you’ve seen the episode, which cannot be succinctly explained.]

On Sunday night, the President, Vice President, and Secretary of Defense secretly plotted to destroy the world — and succeeded.

No, this isn’t a breaking news story — not yet, anyway — and the world eviscerated by nuclear war luckily wasn’t even real in the fictional world of “The Leftovers.” In the most recent episode, aptly titled “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother),” the American political trio destroyed the afterlife as we know it in order to save Kevin’s soul, and playing the titular roles were Justin Theroux, as President Kevin Harvey, Ann Dowd, as Secretary of Defense Patti Levin, and Liv Tyler, as VP Meg Abbott.

Read More: ‘The Leftovers’ Review: President Justin Theroux Unveils the Purpose of Season 3 in an Inspired Penultimate Episode

While the well-hidden reunion was cherished by all three actors, both Theroux and Tyler made special declarations to their co-star. »


- Ben Travers

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‘The Leftovers’ Review: President Justin Theroux Unveils the Purpose of Season 3 in an Inspired Penultimate Episode

5 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Leftovers” through Season 3, Episode 7, “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother).”]

Immediate Reaction

The only thing crazier than going back to the afterlife a second time is returning a third time, and “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)” was plenty crazy.

But damn if it wasn’t also magnificent.

“International Assassin,” the eighth episode of Season 2, first took us to what’s been casually referred to as everything from purgatory to “the hotel”; a place not of this world but not quite of another, either. It was an ambitious, unprecedented piece of television that dared to show us a glimpse of what “The Leftovers” is all about: life, in whatever form, after death.

Mimi Leder and Damon Lindelof took us back to that place for a briefer stay in the Season 2 finale, when John Murphy shot Kevin. Again he died. Again he woke up in a bathtub. But rather than assassinate Patti by pushing her »


- Ben Travers

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‘Twin Peaks’ Episode 4 is a Gift Filled with Answers — and A Warning About Wanting More

6 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the minds of its viewers, “Twin Peaks,” like many TV shows, is defined by its creator and its lead. There’s a magic combination of those two names when seen together: “The Sopranos” has David Chase and James Gandolfini. “Breaking Bad” has Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston. “The Leftovers” has Damon Lindelof and Carrie Coon. Ok, Ms. Coon ties with Justin Theroux, similar to how David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are co-leads (and requisite parts) in Chris Carter’s “The X-Files,” but the point remains: A creator and a lead are great signifiers for television fans, and their presence carries meaning.

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Twin Peaks” Episode 4, “Part 4.”]

Turns out, it carries even more meaning when you see them together, on screen, in character, having a conversation. Thus was the case for David Lynch and Kyle MacLachlan at the end of “Twin Peaks” “Part 4,” the most recent episode of the new season. In the final scene, »


- Ben Travers

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