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Showtime Sets 1917 Premiere, Cybill Shepherd Joins I Love This for You

Showtime has announced the 1917 premiere date, that Cybill Shepherd will star in I Love This for You and revealed the Macho: The Hector Camacho Story trailer. The television premiere of the acclaimed, award-winning film 1917, directed and produced by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty), will air on Showtime on Thanksgiving Day, …

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Sonic Narrowly Beats Call of the Wild for Second Win

Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog remained in first place for a second-straight weekend at the North American box office, though The Call of the Wild opened close in second place. Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the SEGA video game series, added $26.3 million at domestic theaters to bring its two-week total to $106.6 million. It also had …

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1917 Digital and Blu-ray Release Dates Announced

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment today announced the 1917 Digital and Blu-ray release dates. The critically-acclaimed, multi-award winning action spectacle arrives on Digital March 10, 2020 (pre-order at Amazon) and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 24, 2020 (pre-order at Amazon). 1917 won Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing.  In 1917 at …

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Sonic the Hedgehog Wins First with Record for Game Adaptation

Paramount Pictures raced to the top of the box office with Sonic the Hedgehog, which debuted with an impressive $57 million at North American theaters from Friday to Sunday and is projected to bring in $68 million over the four-day Presidents’ Day holiday. The opening marks the biggest ever for a video game adaptation, surpassing Pokémon …

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Birds of Prey Opens in First Place with $81.3 Million Globally

After a three-week reign by Bad Boys for Life, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) took over first place but made less than was projected. Featuring the return of Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn, Birds of Prey opened to $33.3 million from 4,236 domestic theaters, an average of …

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1917 Wins Seven EE British Academy Film Awards

At tonight’s EE British Academy Film Awards, 1917 won for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, with Sam Mendes receiving the BAFTA for Director and Roger Deakins taking Cinematography. 1917 also won for Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Joker won three awards: Joaquin Phoenix won Leading Actor, Shayna Markowitz won the inaugural Casting award, …

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Bad Boys for Life Dominates Box Office for Third Weekend in a Row

For the third weekend in a row, Sony Pictures‘ Bad Boys for Life dominated the global box office with another $17.7 million from domestic theaters and $30.8 million from 63 international markets. The North American total for the sequel has now reached $148 million after three weeks and the overseas total is $142.7 million, for a worldwide …

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Bad Boys for Life Passes $120 Million with a Second-Straight Win

Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures) easily held on to the top spot at the domestic box office its second weekend in theaters with $34 million. The third installment in the franchise has now grossed $120.6 million in North America after two weeks. Internationally, the film earned $42 million this weekend and has pushed its …

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Bad Boys for Life Opens with More Than $100 Million Worldwide

Sony Pictures has another hit on its hands following the Spider-Man and Jumanji films. Over the three-day weekend, Bad Boys for Life opened in first place domestically with $59.2 million from 3,775 theaters, an average of $15,675 per location. For the four-day holiday frame including Monday, the studio is estimating the movie will make $68.1 million. The Bad Boys …

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Golden Globe Winner 1917 Takes Over the Box Office with $36.5M

After winning Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Sam Mendes, Universal Pictures expanded DreamWorks Pictures’ 1917 this weekend into 3,434 theaters, where the film earned $36.5 million in first place. Having opened in limited release on Christmas Day, the film’s domestic total is now $39.2 million. Internationally, the movie added $19.9 million …

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Watch the Final Trailer for 1917, Opening on Christmas Day

In addition to the IMAX poster, Universal Pictures has brought online the final trailer for 1917, which will open in limited theaters on Christmas Day and will expand wide on January 10. Tickets are now available for pre-ordering at Fandango. Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, SPECTRE and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World …

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See More in the Exclusive 1917 IMAX Poster

Today, we’re getting a first look at the 1917 IMAX poster, which promises you’ll get to see up to 26% more picture in the large-format theaters. In addition to the 1917 IMAX poster, you can also watch an extended featurette on the Sam Mendes-directed film here. Opening in limited theaters on December 25th, the Universal Pictures release will arrive …

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Extended 1917 Featurette Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Universal Pictures has brought online an extended 1917 featurette that takes us behind the scenes of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes’ new film. The 1917 featurette clocks in at over 11 minutes and gives you a great look at the December 25 release. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George …

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1917 Review: Sam Mendes Film Takes the Breath Away

As a war film, 1917 doesn’t have much in the way of new ideas to offer — and maybe there aren’t any for the genre now — but it’s so elegantly crafted it takes the breath away. The story is simple: a pair of infantrymen have been given a message to deliver across nine treacherous …

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1917 Short Film Contest Launched to Promote Sam Mendes Film

NBCUniversal and Ideas United have partnered to produce a 1917 short film submission contest targeting emerging filmmakers. The contest will promote Universal Pictures’ new film 1917, from Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes. Set at the height of World War I, the film follows two British soldiers, in real time, on a seemingly impossible mission, in a race against the clock, …

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Casting the Two Main 1917 Soldiers in Sam Mendes’ World War I Epic

Another important aspect of Sam Mendes’ 1917 besides the amazing camerawork to make it all a single shot is the two soldiers that the story follows. The two 1917 soldiers include Schofield, played by George MacKay, and Blake, played by Dean-Charles Chapman. MacKay is the better known of the two actors, having co-starred with Viggo Mortensen …

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1917: Sam Mendes, Roger Deakins and Others on Bringing WWI Back to Life

Last week, VitalThrills.com attended a special New York Comic Con panel held by Universal Pictures to preview Sam Mendes’ upcoming World War I film 1917, which will be released on Christmas Day. Mendes was joined on the panel by co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns, producer Pippa Harris, cinematographer Roger Deakins and two of the primary cast: George MacKay …

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The New Trailer for Sam Mendes’ 1917 from New York Comic Con

Following its debut at the New York Comic Con, Universal Pictures has brought online the new trailer for Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes’ 1917, which opens in theaters on December 25. If you missed it previously, you can still watch the new featurette in which it’s revealed that the film is one continuous shot. At the height …

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New 1917 Featurette Shows How the Film Is One Continuous Shot

DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures have brought online a new 1917 featurette which shows how the movie was shot in one continuous take! From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes, 1917 follows two young British soldiers (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay; Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) on a single day at the height of World War I. At the height of …

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1917 Panel Announced for the New York Comic Con

DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures today announced that the 1917 panel at the New York Comic Con will take place on Thursday, October 3 at the AMC 34th Street Theatre from 4pm – 5pm. Step behind the scenes of the thrilling new epic with Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall and American Beauty, legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, producer Pippa …

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