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Marc Alan Fishman: A Tale of Two Trailers

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This week, the gods of the interwebs granted us a look at two dichotomous trailers for a pair of blockbuster comic book films soon to be hitting the mega-multi-plexes. Spider-Man: Homecoming and Justice League gave us somewhere around four-minutes total of titillating three-dimensional text, brief respites of prose, and the best action snippets CG could render. But beyond those stark generalities comes two massive worlds apart.

This should come as no surprise to any of us. Spider-Man is packed with wit, charm, and street-level action amidst the hints at bigger set pieces. Justice League is a dark and sordid affair – not without its own charm and wit, but punctuated with the Synder-trademarked sepia-hued gravitas and angst. At this point, would it be enough to say I was ear-to-ear smiles at one trailer… and terribly nervous about the other?

Two guesses which is which. Then again, if I give you two
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Debuts to Magical $350 Million Globally

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Debuts to Magical $350 Million Globally
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a global box office sensation. The fairy tale remake debuted to a majestic $350 million worldwide during its first weekend in theaters.

The live action update of the 1991 animated classic scored the second biggest March debut on a global basis, coming in behind “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s” $424.1 million launch.

Beauty and the Beast” earned $180 million internationally and an additional $170 million at the domestic box office, a sterling result for the $160 million-budgetted film. In a sign of its popularity, “Beauty and the Beast” topped the box office in nearly every market where it screened. The fairy tale romance earned $44.8 million in China, grossed $22.8 million in the United Kingdom, grabbed $11.9 million in South Korea, nabbed $10.7 million in Germany, and picked up $7.6 million in Italy. “Beauty and the Beast” even performed well in Russia, where its opening was overshadowed by controversy surrounding the inclusion of a gay character.
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Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Smashes Records With Towering $170 Million Debut

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Smashes Records With Towering $170 Million Debut
This is what makes Disney such a powerhouse.

Beauty and the Beast,” the studio’s latest live action update of a cartoon classic, waltzed its way to a towering $170 million debut this weekend, setting a new record for a March opening and solidifying the Mouse House’s status as the dominant player in the film business. No other company can match the streak that Disney is currently enjoying, thanks to a series of multi-billion acquisitions that put the likes of Pixar, Marvel, and LucasFilm in its Magic Kingdom.

Beauty and the Beast” represents another part of Disney’s branded strategy. It’s the latest fairy tale adaptation to hit screens. Others in the lucrative group include “Alice in Wonderland,” which picked up $1 billion worldwide, “Cinderella” with its $543.5 million global haul, and last year’s “The Jungle Book,” which racked up a mighty $966.6 million after finishing its run. Remakes of “Dumbo
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Will Open Huge for Disney, but Just How Huge?

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Will Open Huge for Disney, but Just How Huge?
Beauty and the Beast” is expected to open huge for Disney this weekend, but just how huge?

The Mouse House’s biggest openings have come from its acquisition of Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios, with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and both “Avengers” films among the top debuts of all time.

Experts project Disney’s latest film, “Beauty and the Beast,” to open between $140 and $155 million, which would put it high up on any box office list.

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Beauty and the Beast’ Soaring to Epic $155 Million Opening at Box Office

Here, we’ve divided Disney’s highest grossing opening weekends into the “Star Wars” and Marvel films, and everything else. In the combined rankings, “Beauty and the Beast” would rank seventh on list, but the way we have it here, the live action remake would top No. 1, above “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Finding Dory.”

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens Are Surrounded by Chaos in Funny or Die Video (Watch)

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens Are Surrounded by Chaos in Funny or Die Video (Watch)
The actual conversation with “Beauty and the Beast” stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens wasn’t the focal point of Funny or Die’s interview with the cast members.

With the power of Oculus 360 degree immersive cameras, everything happening in the background of the interview was captured, ranging from a sobbing bride being chased by a groom to a cat cruising around on a rumba.

Surrounded by a floor covered with pizzas boxes, the interviewer began the chat by asking Watson if she would recommend kidnapping as a dating strategy, since the Beast kidnaps Belle and she then falls in love with him in the film.

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“No, I would definitely stay away from that, even as a thought process really,” Watson replied while a security guard chased a man riding a hoverboard in the background.

As the interviewer went on to ask Stevens
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Blu-ray Review – Finding Dory (2016)

Finding Dory, 2016.

Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane.

Featuring the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olsen, Ty Burrell, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Kate McKinnon, Sloane Murray, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Vicki Lewis, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, and Willem Dafoe.

Synopsis:

Pixar continues its string of great animated movies with Finding Dory, which successfully continues the Finding Nemo story in a way that doesn’t feel like a cash grab. This set, which includes two Blu-rays and a DVD, has a nice smattering of bonus features, although a solid making-of documentary is conspicuously missing.

I had a couple young children when Finding Nemo came out, so the film hit me between the eyes as a parent (and still does, since my wife and I had another child a few years later). Its
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Ingmar Bergman's Sixty-Four Minutes With Rebecka: intriguing, sexy and intense

The newly discovered screenplay suggests the then 51-year-old film-maker reacting to the sexual liberation of the 1960s in characteristic fashion

Related: Previously unknown Ingmar Bergman script to be filmed by former antagonist

Ingmar Bergman’s work was often erotic, even, or especially, when sex was not the ostensible subject matter. There is a stark sensuality and fascination in some of the bleakest situations; an eros to go with the thanatos. But the recently discovered screenplay Sixty-Four Minutes With Rebecka – which Bergman evidently intended to retitle The White Wall and make as an English-language movie, forming his part of a tripartite collaboration with Federico Fellini and Akira Kurosawa – really is notably sexy, even if the sexiness is coloured by his distinctive anxiety, self-inspection, self-reproach, and intimate marital anguish. For Bergman, like Socrates, the unexamined sexual life was not worth living.

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Previously unknown Ingmar Bergman script to be filmed by former antagonist

1969 screenplay for Sixty-Four Minutes With Rebecka was intended as a collaboration with fellow auteurs Federico Fellini and Akira Kurosawa

Peter Bradshaw: Ingmar Bergman’s Sixty-Four Minutes With Rebecka – intriguing, sexy and intense

A previously unknown script by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, intended to be part of a collaboration with Federico Fellini and Akira Kurosawa, is to be turned into a film to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Sixty-Four Minutes With Rebecka, written in 1969, is about a teacher of deaf children who falls pregnant. The film follows her over the course of a few days, during which she gets into a car accident, visits a sex club and goes to dress fittings.

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Unknown Ingmar Bergman Script to Be Made Into Film by Swedish Director Suzanne Osten

Unknown Ingmar Bergman Script to Be Made Into Film by Swedish Director Suzanne Osten
The late Ingmar Bergman is best known for films such as “Fanny and Alexander,” “Smiles Of A Summer Night” and “Wild Strawberries,” among many others. With a career spanning over 60 years, he’s recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential auteurs of all time.

Many cinephiles know about his work and films, but there’s one in particular that was unknown to many, until now.

According to Reuters, a previously unknown script written by Bergman for a collaboration with Akira Kurosawa and Federico Fellini, titled “Sixty-Four Minutes With Rebecka,” will be turned into a movie by Swedish director Suzanne Osten.

Read More: The Essentials: The 15 Greatest Ingmar Bergman Films

The screenplay, written in 1969, was shelved after the project fell through and later found in the early 2000s when Bergman donated his collections to set up what would be the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. The “highly intense” story revolves
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Watch the First Four Minutes of AMC’s Preacher

With fans counting the seconds to the premiere of AMC‘s new small-screen adaption of DC/Vertigo comics’ Preacher, the network has released the first four minutes of the first episode. Have a look: Preacher hits the airwaves this Sunday, May 22nd at 9pm. It stars Dominic Cooper as the grizzled, supernatural anti-hero wandering a surreal horror/western…

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'Game of Thrones' Live Blog - 'The Red Woman' kicks off Season 6

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Social media is dark and full of terrors spoilers. To avoid spoiling the fun for fans on the west coast and those who have to wait to beg, borrow, or steal an HBO Go password, this season I’m confining my stream-of-consciousness thoughts to this liveblog. Follow along or flee in fear. Here there be spoilers! ******************** [8:49Pm Edt] - We've got approximately 10 minutes. Get your snacks, use the bathroom, grab your loved ones and/or stuffed animals and let's get ready to go back to Westeros! Fellow Book Club fans, we're off the map. Hold me, I'm scared! [9:01Pm Edt] - It Is Now One Minute Past. Where Is Our Show, HBO? No one cares about your other shows, Gawd! [9:06 Pm Edt] - Previously on "Game of Thrones," Reek was finally useful, Melisandre made a terrible mistake, Stannis probably died, the Stone Men got more screen time than they ever did in the books, Dany done
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Doctor Who Season 10: Pearl Mackie Named New Companion — Watch Video

Doctor Who Season 10: Pearl Mackie Named New Companion — Watch Video
Doctor Who fans, the suspense is over: The new companion has been unmasked!

BBC One announced Saturday that up-and-coming British thesp Pearl Mackie is joining the Season 10 cast as “Bill,” Peter Capaldi new onscreen sidekick. She succeeds Jenna Coleman, whose Clara Oswald made her final appearance in the Season 9 finale (last seen fleeing via Tardis with Game of ThronesMaisie Williams.)

RelatedDoctor Who Spinoff Cast Revealed: Katherine Kelly to Teach Coal Hill Class

Mackie, who is currently starring in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time in London’s West End, said in a lengthy statement:
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Orphan Black Preview: Cosima's Grief, Rachel's New Clan, More Clone Scoop

Orphan Black Preview: Cosima's Grief, Rachel's New Clan, More Clone Scoop
If only the crazy, bifurcated penis-loving Neolutionists were Clone Club’s sole problem on BBC America’s Orphan Black.

While Sarah is on the run from the group, there’s plenty of trouble back at home — and abroad — for her sestras.

RelatedOrphan Black Bosses on Beth’s Origin Story, Art’s Feelings and the New Clone

From a suburban reckoning (those dead bodies add up!) to a twisted new family (with a male clone!), we got the scoop on what’s in store for Cosima, Alison, Helena and more in Season 4 (airing Thursdays at 10/9c) from co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.
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Orphan Black Bosses on Beth's Origin Story, Art's Feelings and the New Clone

Orphan Black Bosses on Beth's Origin Story, Art's Feelings and the New Clone
Warning: The following contains spoilers from Thursday’s Orphan Black

Orphan Black didn’t just channel its pilot during Thursday’s Season 4 premiere. It turned the clocks way back to tell the tale of how Beth spiraled so badly that she would eventually take her own life.

RelatedOrphan Black Adds Talking Dead-Style Season 4 After-Show

In an unexpected move that had me scratching my head and then squealing in delight, the episode kicked off with a phone call not to Sarah, but Beth, as she slept in bed with Paul (former cast member Dylan Bruce). And those two weren
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Watch the First 4 Minutes of The Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere

The sixth season of The Walking Dead returns this Sunday! It’s the beginning of the end for everything that we know about the series because the introduction of Negan is going to turn everything on its head.

AMC has released the first four minutes of the midseason premiere for you to watch to help build your excitement for what is to come. Of course, after watching the video, I was just bummed out that I couldn’t watch the entire first episode! Four minutes is a heavy tease that just leaves you wanting more.

The Walking Dead return on February 14th. A Valentine's Day weekend with Deadpool and The Walking Dead!? How much more romance could you ask for?! I’ve also included a few images from the series thanks to EW.

“Hand over your weapons.”
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Watch the First Four Minutes of The Walking Dead Mid-Season 6 Premiere

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Can't wait until Sunday to see The Walking Dead Mid-Season 6 premiere? AMC has released the first four minutes of the new episode for viewers to enjoy right now.

The Walking Dead Season 6 mid-season premiere, "No Way Out", airs on Sunday, February 14th at 9:00pm Est. The upcoming episode is directed by Greg Nicotero and written by Seth Hoffman. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more coverage on the second half of the season, and you can watch the first four minutes of the episode below.

Video courtesy of Entertainment TV-one via AMC:

Alternate embed from SpoilerTV:

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AMC to Release the First Four Minutes of The Walking Dead Mid-Season 6 Premiere on Wednesday

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To help make the wait a bit more bearable for fans who are counting down the minutes until The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, AMC will release the first four minutes of the mid-season six premiere Wednesday morning on their mobile app.

From AMC: "Can’t wait another second to devour Sunday’s Mid-Season Premiere? Now you can see the first four minutes of the episode, before it airs, with the AMC Mobile App for iOS, Android and Windows. Simply download the app and open it this Wednesday at 10Am to watch the opening scene. Click here to download the app."

The Walking Dead Season 6 mid-season premiere, "No Way Out", debuts on February 14th, 2016 at 9:00pm Est. The upcoming episode is directed by Greg Nicotero and written by Seth Hoffman. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more coverage on the second half of the season.

In case you missed it,
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43 Wtf Moments From WWE Raw (Jan 4)

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The first WWE Raw of 2016 looked set to be a bumper edition.

First of all, we were set for another few hours of Vince McMahon. Who doesn’t want that, right?

The Chairman of the Board returned last week to call out Roman Reigns, but ended up getting himself arrested after putting his hands on an officer. Then we saw some terrible acting from Stephanie McMahon that I haven’t yet recovered from, before the Vin man secured his bail from jail.

He returned to the arena at the end of the night to announce that Sheamus would be challenging for Reigns’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship on this week’s episode – with McMahon himself stepping in as guest referee.

I’m praying he turns up in sleeveless Attitude Era referee McMahon used to…

On top of that we had the threat of another United States Championship match between
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The X Factor 2015: week four, as it happened

It was Love and Heartbreak week. Two acts were eliminated, and there were enough recaps to make the whole thing seem like a giant waste of everyone’s time. Stuart Heritage liveblogged.

8.57pm GMT

Well, that’s it. Anton is gone, but we’re over halfway through so perhaps things aren’t all bad. Thanks for joining me, everyone, and don’t forget to join me next Saturday, when X Factor will inexplicably be five minutes longer than it was last night even though it has two fewer singers in it. I hate this joke of a life. Blardigan always wins.

@StuHeritage

8.56pm GMT

He was Ok, Anton, wasn’t he? I mean, I’ll never buy any of his records or listen to any of his songs or ever think of him every again, but at least he wasn’t Max Stone.

8.55pm GMT

And she does. Anton Stephans Is Going Home.
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Bruce Campbell Needs a Girdle in First Four Minutes of ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

Bruce Campbell Needs a Girdle in First Four Minutes of ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’
It’s only been 23 years since Army of Darkness debuted in 1992, but when we are reunited with Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead on Starz this Halloween, within the confines of the narrative, 30 years will have passed since our chainsaw-handed hero took any responsibility as the monster hunter meat to stop the […]

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