Movie News – ‘An American In Paris’: Theater Review


The Tony-winning musical ‘An American In Paris,’ based on the treasured MGM film, stars Broadway ensemble members Garen Scribner and Sara Esty, who step elegantly into their starring roles in this touring production at the Pantages.

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Movie News – ‘Life’ Director on the Ending He Insisted Couldn’t Be Changed


Daniel Espinosa told the film’s producers if they “couldn’t see eye to eye with the ending, we should part ways.”

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Movie News – WGA Negotiators Call for Strike Authorization


Negotiations have stalled, and the negotiating committee wants the union to have the right to call a strike.

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Movie News – After “Fake News” Claims, Trump’s First Calls After Health-Care Defeat Were to N.Y. Times, Washington Post


Before addressing the nation about his health care defeat, Trump phoned outlets he has previously referred to as “fake news.”

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Movie News – Warner Bros.’ Kevin Tsujihara Among Hard-to-Get Candidates for Sony Studio Job


Sony was interested in the Warners exec for the top studo job but there are complications, sources say.

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Official Title For Star Wars Episode VIII Released

Episode VIII in the Star Wars Saga has recently completed production. However, there has been one interesting issue when it comes to the release of the movie. There has been no release of the official title for Episode VIII. There hasn’t even been any type of development of news even with the release of Rogue One. Finally, the official title of Episode VIII is The Last Jedi. This title already inspires a lot of curiosity for the upcoming film. Among the things that people are wondering is what is going to happen with some of the key characters, particularly Luke Skywalker.

 

It has already been established that this is going to be the darkest movie yet in the franchise. This means that it could even be darker than Rogue One. There have been worries that they were working to lighten the tone in Rogue One. However, the final reports of reshoots have revealed that the original version of the movie was actually a lot lighter in tone than what was finally released. One thing that should be considered is that even though Star Wars is considered a movie for the family, it is a franchise that delves into dark territory. The first Star Wars film released back in 1977 was actually pretty dark in some points with disturbing and violent imagery. It was not until The Phantom Menace that Star Wars actually became a little to kid oriented. Even then, it has darkened back up with Attack of the Clones.

 

It does look like The Last Jedi is going to go in a different direction. There is going to be a lot of speculation on the meaning of the title. However, one thing is certain. People are going to have to wait until December to see the next film. Also, it is only a matter of time before there is a teaser. Hopefully, they take a similar approach to The Force Awakens when it comes to advertising.

 

Kong: Skull Island Posters Featuring Amazing Artwork

The new posters for Kong: Skull Island are impressive. Kong, honestly, is really impressive. The new version of the legendary ape is massively huge and imposing. He needs to as a battle with Godzilla is planned for the creature’s future. For now, Kong is getting a hyped solo outing. The excellent posters do a wonderful job of hyping the new king’s arrival.

 

Original artwork was commissioned for the various Kong posters. Over the past two decades, painting-style art has taken a backseat to photography art in the creation of posters. This is a shame as some truly wonderful artistic posters were crafted over the 20th century. Modern marketing and classic-style poster artwork don’t seem to mesh well these days. The outstanding Kong: Skull Island posters show just how wonderful this type of classic poster art can be.

 

The film is set in the early 1970’s. Perhaps the poster art is designed to evoke images of poster art from decades ago. The 1976 King Kong featured a wonderful and iconic poster art. The new Kong posters do not rise to the levels of the 1976 feature, but they are quite good.

 

The 1976 King Kong does not seem to be the inspiration for the new posters. 1979’s Apocalypse Now clearly influenced this feature. The new film takes place amidst the backdrop of the Vietnam War so the Apocalypse Now homage is fitting.

 

Kong: Skull Island hopes to continue the renewed interest in “giant monsters on the loose” movies that Godzilla and Jurassic World brought back. The posters alone are doing a great deal to continue fanning the interest.

 

Movie News – TV Ratings: March Madness Dominates on Thursday


A steady ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ paces a close No. 2 for the night.

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Movie News – Risking Ethics Violation, Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin Promotes ‘Lego Batman Movie’


The co-founder of Rat-Pac Dune urged parents to send their kids to the movie, on which he served as an executive producer.

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Movie News – Netflix Doubles Down on Adam Sandler With New Four-Film Deal


The two Sandler films already released under his previous deal are the streaming giant’s top film releases ever.

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