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‘Coco’ Edges ‘Justice League’ at Thanksgiving Day Box Office

‘Coco’ Edges ‘Justice League’ at Thanksgiving Day Box Office
Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” topped Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment’s “Justice League” at the Thanksgiving Day box office by $400,000 with $8.9 million at 3,987 North American sites.

The animated musical has taken in $22.2 million in its first two days, while the superhero mashup grossed $18.9 million during the same period. Projections have shown that “Coco” will wind up the five-day Thanksgiving holiday with about $70 million during the Wednesday-Sunday period, beating “Justice League” by about $10 million.

Coco” is performing significantly above pre-release forecasts, which had been in the $55 million to $60 million range. It received an A+ CinemaScore from moviegoers, indicating that the film could be lifted by strong word of mouth during the rest of the holidays.

On the same holiday weekend a year ago, Disney’s “Moana” scored $25.4 million on its first two days and went on to earn $82 million over the five days. That was the second-highest opening for the period, trailing only Disney’s “Frozen” at $93 million in 2013.

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‘Game of Thrones’: Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington to Compete for Lead Acting Golden Globes in 2018

‘Game of Thrones’: Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington to Compete for Lead Acting Golden Globes in 2018
Game of Thrones” Season 7 premiered too late to be eligible for this year’s Emmys (“The Handmaid’s Tale” won Best Drama Series after “Thrones'” two-year winning streak), but the fantasy epic now has its sights set on returning to awards season and winning big at the Golden Globes. Gold Derby reports HBO will be shaking up their strategy and submitting Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington in the lead acting races.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ is Filming Season 8 Until Summer 2018 (Which Means We Won’t See it For A While)

In the past, all “Game of Thrones” cast members have been submitted in the supporting actor races for award shows like the Globes, Emmys, and SAG Awards. Clearly, HBO is hoping to increase its chances on landing nominations for “Thrones” by moving Clarke and Harington to the lead races. Neither actor has ever received a Golden Globe nomination. Clarke
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Chewbacca Smacks a Porg in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer: Go Behind the Scenes of the Movie

Chewbacca Smacks a Porg in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer: Go Behind the Scenes of the Movie
Bb-8 was the scene-stealer in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the droid felt like a distant memory the moment a porg popped up in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm aired a new 15-second TV spot during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC Thursday. Though it didn't reveal any major plot points, given its compact time constraints, it did show Chewbacca smacking a porg while piloting the Millennium Falcon—and fans loved it. Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters Dec. 15. The ensemble cast includes Kenny Baker (R2-D2), John Boyega (Finn), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Benicio Del Toro...
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Seth Meyers Set to Host 2018 Golden Globes for the First Time

Seth Meyers Set to Host 2018 Golden Globes for the First Time
Seth Meyers is taking on hosting duties at the upcoming Golden Globes. The news was announced on Thanksgiving Day in a statement from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is excited to have Seth Meyers host the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards”, said HFPA President Meher Tatna in a statement. “With his natural comedic wit and innate ability to charm audiences, Seth will help us carry on the celebratory tradition of recognizing the best in television and film at the Party of the Year.”

The Late Night host recently signed on to emcee the star-studded awards show just a few weeks before the Hollywood Foreign Press is set to hand out the coveted statues in January.

This is Meyers' first time hosting the prestigious show, as he takes the reins from The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon, who led the proceedings this past January.

Before Meyers took on the high-profile role, there was speculation
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Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86

Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, who started as an actor and went on to become a prolific TV director throughout the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, died Nov. 19 in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 86.

Baldwin won a Primetime Emmy Award for directing “The Wonder Years” and a Cable Ace Award for “Dream On.”

Born in Winnetka, Ill., he was discovered by a Hollywood talent scout in his senior year at Stanford. He became one of Paramount’s “Golden Circle of Newcomers” and appeared in films including “Stalag 17,” “Little Boy Lost” and Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments.”

He served three years in the Navy and returned to Paramount, where he appeared in “The Tin Star” and “Teacher’s Pet” with Clark Gable and Doris Day.

After touring with Julie Harris in “The Warm Peninsula” play, Baldwin moved to Italy, where he appeared in films by Robert Rossellini, Dino Risi and Francesco Rosi. There he started
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Universal Bumps Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan’s ‘Extinction’ From Release Schedule

Universal Bumps Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan’s ‘Extinction’ From Release Schedule
Universal Pictures announced Friday that it was bumping “Extinction” from its release slate — just two months before the Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan sci-fi thriller was set to open in theaters. Director Ben Young’s film had been slated to open on January 26, 2018 and the studio did not indicate why it was pulled the release or whether it would be proceeding with distribution at a later date. Michael Peña (“Ant-Man,” “Crash”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Now You See Me 2,” “Allied”) star as a husband and wife struggling to save their family from an alien invasion. Also Read: Lizzy Caplan, Michael Pena
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WB Told Joss Whedon To Change His Comedic ‘Justice League’ Opening Scene

WB Told Joss Whedon To Change His Comedic ‘Justice League’ Opening Scene
The common narrative is that Warner Bros., upon seeing the blowback from “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” started pivoting to toward a lighter tone for their superhero franchise. Even DC Films honcho Geoff Johns declared the films needed more “heart, humor, and heroics” and said that the goal was to “make the movies fun.” However, one is beginning to wonder if anybody involved with these movies even knows what they want.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Ratings Deflate 7 Percent From 2016

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Ratings Deflate 7 Percent From 2016
Everyone loves a parade — some years more than others. Thursday’s 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade slipped 7.4 percent from last year in the earliest-available Nielsen ratings numbers. Yesterday, the long walk through Manhattan averaged a 12.5 rating/27 share on NBC, per some very preliminary data out of the nation’s 56 metered-markets. Compare that with 2016’s march toward Herald Square, which had actually scored its top overnight rating in 13 years — a 13.5/29. The 2017 parade put up a 7.0 rating among adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. The year-ago’s version landed a 7.7, which was a...
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Netflix Renews 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' For Season 2

Netflix Renews 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' For Season 2
Netflix has renewed Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return for a second season. 

The announcement was made on YouTube at the end of the annual Thanksgiving marathon (see video below). The series, which came back after a viral Kickstarter campaign in late 2015, is the twelfth overall, and second on Netflix. 

MST3K premiered in 1988 on a local station in Minnesota before going on to air on Comedy Central for six seasons, concluding in 1997. Then Syfy picked the show up for another three seasons until its final cancellation in 1999 after nearly 200 episodes. The series, featuring a man and his robot...
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CBS and Dish Reach Multiyear Deal, Ending Blackout

CBS and Dish Reach Multiyear Deal, Ending Blackout
Dish subscribers are thankful this morning that the satellite TV company has reached a multiyear carriage deal with CBS, ending a three-day blackout. “We are pleased we have reached a deal with Dish, who recognizes the value that the number one network brings to viewers in these markets,” said Ray Hopkins, president, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation. “Dish customers will continue to get CBS’ must-have content, while we are also able to achieve our short and long-term economic and strategic goals.” “We are grateful to our customers for their patience this holiday week as months of work has resulted in a deal that.
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Universal Pulls 'The Snowman' from Russian Chains in Ongoing Dispute

Universal Pulls 'The Snowman' from Russian Chains in Ongoing Dispute
The Snowman is the latest victim in an standoff between biggest Russian cinema chains and the Hollywood majors over online booking fees.

Universal has pulled its crime thriller, starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, from Formula Kino and Cinema Park, two of Russia's largest theater chains, the exhibitors confirmed Friday. Both chains are owned by Russian tycoon Alexander Mamut, and have been embroiled in a dispute for several weeks now over Rambler.Kassa, an local online ticket booking service also owned by Mamut.

In early October, the service introduced a 10 percent commission on all online cinema ticket sales....
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Al Franken Says He ‘Crossed a Line,’ ‘Made Some Women Feel Badly’

Al Franken Says He ‘Crossed a Line,’ ‘Made Some Women Feel Badly’
Sen. Al Franken spent his Thanksgiving apologizing for making “some women feel badly,” after more women stepped forward this week and accused the Democrat from Minnesota of inappropriately touching them. Franken didn’t admit to groping in his newest statement on Thursday, or acknowledge his accusers by name, but said he felt “terribly” he’d “crossed a line.” “I’ve met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, often in crowded and chaotic situations,” said Franken. “I’m a warm person; I hug people. I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I
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Paul Thomas Anderson Unveils Daniel Day-Lewis Fashion Romance ‘Phantom Thread’

Paul Thomas Anderson Unveils Daniel Day-Lewis Fashion Romance ‘Phantom Thread’
“I’m a f—ing movie director — I don’t know anything about obsession,” filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson said sarcastically after the first-ever screening of his new film “Phantom ThreadFriday night.

Indeed, the six-time Oscar nominee’s latest work does revolve around that very concept, which has been famously explored by masters like Alfred Hitchcock. Anderson even boldly name-checked Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” and “Vertigo” as touchstones. But there’s also a dash of reflexive cinema in there; if you define a film as the manifestation of a single vision by an army of artisans at the whim of a sovereign, well, that’s exactly what Anderson has explored here, albeit within the context of 1950s London couture.

Phantom Thread” stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock, an esteemed fashion designer of the era whose world is up-ended by the arrival of Alma (Vicky Krieps), a forthright woman not content to simply play the part of the demure
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First ‘Phantom Thread’ Screening: Paul Thomas Anderson Had More Fittings Than Shooting Days, Lesley Manville Says

First ‘Phantom Thread’ Screening: Paul Thomas Anderson Had More Fittings Than Shooting Days, Lesley Manville Says
The new Paul Thomas Anderson movie “Phantom Thread” is under review embargo, of course, but Focus Features started screening the late arrival for various guild and Academy voters and press, who at the first screening Friday gave a hearty round of applause to the ‘50s London romance set in the high-couture fashion world.

PTA wrote the script for Daniel Day-Lewis, hoping it would pass muster with the finicky actor who agreed to star as fussy women’s designer Reynolds Woodcock, which could be the retiring actor’s last role. Anderson relied on Lewis more than he did in “There Will Be Blood” (which won Ddl his second of three Oscars), because “I don’t speak English, I speak American,” Anderson said at the post-screening Q&A at the Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles. Joining him were Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps (“A Most Wanted Man”), who plays Woodcock’s love interest,
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First ‘Phantom Thread’ Screening Unveils Another Obsessive Daniel Day-Lewis Performance

First ‘Phantom Thread’ Screening Unveils Another Obsessive Daniel Day-Lewis Performance
Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” which had its first screening in Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon, is a complicated and peculiar romance. But that’s not a review, because reviews of the film starring Daniel Day-Lewis are embargoed until December 7. Instead, it’s a description that came straight from Anderson himself, who did a Q&A after the first screening at the Ayra Fine Arts Theatre with stars Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps. (At least for now, Day-Lewis isn’t doing anything that could be construed as campaigning.) After saying that he considered the film a romance, because
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Trump Is ‘Incorrect About How We Choose Person of the Year,’ Time Magazine Says

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Trump Is ‘Incorrect About How We Choose Person of the Year,’ Time Magazine Says
Time Magazine isn’t saying Donald Trump is lying, but it did say the President is “incorrect” in his claim Friday that the publication had consulted him about its Person of the Year 2017 selection. Early Friday afternoon, Trump baffled the internet with a tweet that said “Time Magazine called to say that I was Probably going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. “I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!” Also Read: Trump Insists He Turned Down Time for.
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‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life': 15 Things Still Bothering Fans a Year Later (Photos)

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life': 15 Things Still Bothering Fans a Year Later (Photos)
It’s been exactly one year since the “Gilmore Girls” revival dropped on Netflix and it would be an understatement to say that not all fans were thrilled with what they saw when Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) reentered their lives almost 10 years after the show ended. Here is everything that is still bugging viewers about “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” Enjoy reliving the madness that ensued when we got back to Stars Hollow. But first grab some Pop-Tarts and coffee, you’re gonna need them to get through this list. Actually, skip the coffee. It will just get.
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The Evolution of Margot Robbie, From ‘Neighbours’ to ‘I, Tonya’ (Photos)

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The Evolution of Margot Robbie, From ‘Neighbours’ to ‘I, Tonya’ (Photos)
“Neighbours” Robbie started off her acting on the silver screen in the Australian soap opera “Neighbours,” which began in 1985 and is still on today. She was part of the show from 2008-2014, and played the role of Donna Freedman. “Pan Am” Robbie’s next TV gig was as flight attendant Laura Cameron on ABC. The show only lasted for one season. “The Wolf of Wall Street” Robbie’s big breakout role came opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the bawdy “Wolf of Wall Street,” in which she played a Leo’s wife. “The Big Short” Robbie made a cameo in “The Big Short,
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Trump Insists He Turned Down Time for Person of the Year; ‘Yeah Right,’ Twitter Says

Trump Insists He Turned Down Time for Person of the Year; ‘Yeah Right,’ Twitter Says
Time Magazine has yet to announce who 2017’s Person of the Year will be, but President Trump wants you to think it was probably going to be him — except he turned the magazine down. Time Magazine called to say that I was Probably going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017 Also Read: Jordan Peele's Warning on Tiger Woods' Golf Date With Trump:.
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Jordan Peele’s Warning on Tiger Woods’ Golf Date With Trump: ‘Now You’re in the Sunken Place’

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Jordan Peele’s Warning on Tiger Woods’ Golf Date With Trump: ‘Now You’re in the Sunken Place’
Does Jordan Peele’s brilliance ever end? Nope, we don’t think so either. The post-Thanksgiving news cycle included Trump’s tweeting Friday that he’ll be playing a quick round of golf with none other than Tiger Woods. That comment alone got the internet riled up, but also confused. Peele had a perfect response to a story about the golf champ’s new buddy: “Now you’re in The Sunken Place,” the director tweeted along with a story about the match from the Golf Channel. Also Read: Trump Promises Just 'Quick' Golf Game With Tiger Woods Between Solving World
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