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Jude Law Talks Becoming Dumbledore with Help from Harry Potter Creator J.K. Rowling

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Jude Law Talks Becoming Dumbledore with Help from Harry Potter Creator J.K. Rowling
In a long and distinguished career, Jude Law has played a wide range of characters, from an alien supervillain to Sherlock Holmes's trusty sidekick. But most younger audiences know him best for playing the younger version of Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald. During a recent interview, Law recalled the excitement of trying out for the iconic role:

"I read my children Harry Potter, took them to see the films, and I loved Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I don't remember at what point, but somebody suddenly said, 'Oh you know they're going to want a Dumbledore.'

I went through an audition process and it was a process I hadn't done in a while, and it was fun to do because you also felt like you wanted to make sure you were married to this part. You didn't want to get it and buckle,
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‘The Batman’: Zoe Kravitz Will Bring ‘Strong Femininity’ to Catwoman, Inspired By Michelle Pfeiffer

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‘The Batman’: Zoe Kravitz Will Bring ‘Strong Femininity’ to Catwoman, Inspired By Michelle Pfeiffer
Principal photography on Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” kicked off this month in England, with Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, his most enduring love interest, with whom he’s had a complex love-hate relationship.

Speaking to reporters on Friday after a Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation for her upcoming Hulu series “High Fidelity,” Kravitz suggested that, in preparing to play Catwoman, she was looking for inspiration from an actress who previously wore the black catsuit in a movie.

“I think Catwoman is an iconic character,” Kravitz said. “I was never into a lot of comic books, but that world was always really intriguing to me. And then of course Michelle Pfeiffer — her performance has always been super inspiring to me. It just felt iconic.”

Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed the character in 1992’s “Batman Returns” opposite Michael Keaton as the dark knight, in a film directed by Tim Burton,
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World's First Harry Potter Flagship Store Opens in New York This Summer

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Muggles who love the Wizarding World have reason to celebrate. Warner Bros. has announced plans to open the first ever Harry Potter store. The shop, which will be dedicated to all things related to J.K. Rowling's beloved universe, is set to open in New York City this summer. An exact date has yet to be announced, but this sounds like it could be the first of several such stores, if things go well.

Few precise details have been made available at this time. Some concept art has been revealed that showcases what the storefront will presumably look like when it's open for business. It looks to be modeled after the movies, with the familiar Harry Potter logo above the door. A poster for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is displayed in the window. Sarah Roots, Senior Vice President for Worldwide Tours and Retail at Warner Bros. had this to say in a statement.
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What’s Keeping Hollywood From Meaningful Lgbtq Representation in Blockbuster Movies Like ‘Star Wars’?

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What’s Keeping Hollywood From Meaningful Lgbtq Representation in Blockbuster Movies Like ‘Star Wars’?
As the concluding chapter in the nine-film, 42-year-old Skywalker saga, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was always destined to make cinema history at just about the biggest scale imaginable. But it turns out that the movie, written by J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio and directed by Abrams, makes film history in just about the smallest way possible, as well. (Warning: The following paragraph contains a spoiler for the end of “The Rise of Skywalker.”)

In the final minutes of the movie, Commander D’Acy (Amanda Lawrence), a minor supporting character who first appeared in 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” walks up to another woman in the Resistance and kisses her on the lips. The moment marks the first same-sex kiss ever in a “Star Wars” movie, and a rare example of any kind of romantic same-sex affection expressed in a global tentpole.

It is also just that: a moment,
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Harry Potter Fans Furious After J.K. Rowling’s Anti-Trans Comments

Beloved author J.K. Rowling now faces becoming just “author J.K. Rowling.”

The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts creator took to Twitter recently to post a message in support of Maya Forstater, a trans-exclusionary radical feminist whose contract was not renewed at her job after she made a series of transphobic tweets. Yesterday, a British tribunal ruled against Forstater, concluding that her boss was right to fire her as she would continue to behave in a way that “violates their dignity and/or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. The approach is not worthy of respect in a democratic society.”

For some bizarre reason, Rowling leapt to her defense, posting the following: “Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?
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Poster for ‘The Alejandro Jodorowsky Triptych’ – In cinemas from January

A new quad poster has been released for the upcoming The Alejandro Jodorowsky Triptych, which will head to cinemas from the start of January.

The Holy Mountain, Arrow Video

The release comes from Arrow Films in association with Abkco Films and is a rare cinema outing for three visionary, surrealist classics from the legendary, hugely influential Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, presented in stunning 4k restorations.

The ultimate arthouse auteur, the celebrated director, beloved by the likes of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Dennis Hopper and David Lynch, has been an influence on everything from Alien, The Exorcist, the imagery of Marilyn Manson, and even the songs of Noel Gallagher, Marina Abramovi? and Kanye West. A unique, extraordinary figure in the cinematic landscape, this is a rare chance for audiences to see three of his films in all their breathtaking, visionary glory.

Jodorowsky, with his talented troupe of actors, including his son
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'Jumanji 2' Set for #1 Start Ahead of 'Black Christmas' and 'Richard Jewell'

'Jumanji 2' Set for #1 Start Ahead of 'Black Christmas' and 'Richard Jewell'
The holiday season is well underway, with Frozen II leading the charge by a wide margin, currently serving as the only holiday release to top $100 million so far. However, Ford v Ferrari should soon reach that milestone and this weekend's release of Sony's Jumanji: The Next Level will also be expected to top that figure and more. This weekend also sees the release of Universal and Blumhouse's holiday horror remake Black Christmas and Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell, the latter representing yet another adult-targeted feature as several have been released over the last month.

Looking at a #1 finish is Sony's release of Jumanji: The Next Level, the sequel to the breakout hit of 2017, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which debuted just before Christmas two years ago and went on to gross over $400 million domestically, serving as Sony's largest domestic release of all-time. This year Sony is getting an
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Paul McCartney Teams With Netflix, Gaumont on Animated ‘High in the Clouds’

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Paul McCartney Teams With Netflix, Gaumont on Animated ‘High in the Clouds’
Paul McCartney is collaborating with Netflix and Gaumont on the animated feature “High in the Clouds,” based on the children’s novel he wrote with Geoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardagh.

McCartney is producing and contributing songs to the film, which centers on an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who find himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds. He accidentally antagonizes Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.

Timothy Reckart is directing from a script by Jon Croker, who has credits on the Paddington movies and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Besides McCartney, the producers include Bob Shaye (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy), the late Michael Lynne, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian (Gaumont).

“High in the Clouds” was published in 2005. McCartney set the project up with Shaye and Lynne
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Why Some European Blockbusters Won’t Hit U.S. Screens

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Why Some European Blockbusters Won’t Hit U.S. Screens
It’s become a Bavarian rite of summer. With Germany and the rest of continental Europe swooning through the dog days of August, local audiences flock to the cinema to catch the latest capers of detective Franz Eberhofer, the star of a crime comedy franchise based on a series of best-selling novels. As temperature soar, so do ticket sales for what’s become one of Germany’s most sure-fire box office hits.

But don’t expect to catch “Leberkäsjunkie” (The Meatloaf Addict) anytime soon at a theater near you. The fifth installment in the Eberhofer franchise has hardly traveled beyond Bavaria, even as it’s become Germany’s second highest-grossing domestic film of 2019 ($10 million). “It’s a huge social event in parts of Bavaria,” says Martin Moszkowicz, executive chairman of Constantin Film, which distributes the film. “It’s a real phenomenon.”

That phenomenon is part of a broader trend across Europe,
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Thanksgiving Box Office: How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ Thrived Despite ‘Frozen 2’

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Thanksgiving Box Office: How ‘Knives Out,’ ‘Queen and Slim’ Thrived Despite ‘Frozen 2’
Disney’s “Frozen 2” was the undisputed box office champion this Thanksgiving, generating a record-setting $124 million over the five-day frame. But moviegoers feasted on more than just the further adventures of Princesses Anna and Elsa during Turkey Day. Lionsgate’s murder mystery “Knives Out” and Universal’s romantic drama “Queen and Slim” also beat expectations while countering conventional wisdom about holiday releases.

Studios have long maintained the notion that Hollywood needs existing IP and long-running franchises to entice audiences during the Thanksgiving crush. But in a clear win for fresh content, original movies — including Disney-Fox’s “Ford v Ferrari” and Sony’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” — otherwise dominated box office charts. “Frozen 2” demonstrates there’s a ravenous appetite for all-audience tentpoles, particularly among ticket buyers with young kids, but there’s still a market for moviegoers looking for something unique and different.

“It’s not always the No. 1 movie that is the big story,
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The Flash Movie Races Towards 2021 Start Date, Ezra Miller Still Attached

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The Flash Movie Races Towards 2021 Start Date, Ezra Miller Still Attached
I'm pretty sure most of you guys know good and well by this point in time that It and It: Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti has been tapped by the powers that be behind the scenes at Warner Bros. and DC to take the helm of their long in development standalone The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. Even though the planned Flash film has had more stops and starts than Tim Burton's Beetlejuice 2 today we're hearing that the film will more than likely begin filming in 2021.

A full year or more, you ask? Yep. But this is evidently because Ezra Miller needs to finish filming that new Wizarding World of Harry Potter flick Fantastic Beasts 3 before he can fully commit to Muschietti's The Flash. This is a bummer if you ask me. After all, I don't know about you, but I would much rather see Miller make time
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‘Frozen 2’ Stays Hot at Box Office, Crossing $160 Million in North America

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‘Frozen 2’ Stays Hot at Box Office, Crossing $160 Million in North America
Disney’s “Frozen 2” is dominating North American moviegoing, topping $160 million in its first five days.

The animated adventure, which launched with a $130.3 million opening weekend, took in $12 million on Monday and an estimated $21 million on Tuesday. “Frozen 2” could add as much as $100 million to $120 million during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday period. It’s a new record for a Tuesday in November, easily topping the previous best of $16 million by “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Lionsgate’s mystery comedy “Knives Out” is showing respectable results from preview showings with $1.7 million on Tuesday night in addition to $2 million from early screenings last weekend. “Knives Out” opens in 3,391 sites Wednesday amid strong reviews with a stellar 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film, directed by Rian Johnson, centers on a family gathering that devolves when the patriarch (Christopher Plummer) dies after his 85th birthday party, leaving everyone a suspect. The cast includes Daniel Craig,
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Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore Fantastic Beasts collectible figures unveiled by Soap Studio

Soap Studio has unveiled its 1:12 scale Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore action figures which are based on the appearance of Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The collectibles are available to pre-order now, priced at $99.00 each; check out the promotional images below… Support Flickering Myth: Order via Sideshow […]

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Anya Taylor-Joy is Matchmaking and Mischief-Making in the Trailer For Emma

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A new movie adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma is coming, and we have our first look at what to expect from this classic with a twist, which stars actress Anya Taylor-Joy as the eponymous Miss Woodhouse. If the new trailer is anything to go by, the success of irreverent period drama The Favourite has been a huge influence, with director Autumn de Wilde putting plenty of emphasis on the comedic aspects of the story.

Emma is often regarded as one of Austen's sillier works, something which no doubt explains its influence on popular culture ⁠- lest we forget, Clueless is a modern retelling of the story, which focuses on a beautiful, rich, spoiled young woman intent on matchmaking all her friends. Joining Taylor-Joy are a whole host of British stars, including Josh O'Connor (aka The Crown's new Prince Charles), Bill Nighy, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star Callum Turner,
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Fantastic Beasts: 10 Dumbledore Quotes That Will Stick With Harry Potter Fans

The reception for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald steered largely toward negative territory, with the main criticism being the needless shift in tone from the first part’s whimsy to dark and dreary. The major plus point, though, has been the introduction of Albus Dumbledore.

Related: Harry Potter: 11 Fantastic Beasts That Weren’t As Terrifying As They Should’ve Been In The Movies

His role in the film was relatively minor compared to everything else that went on, but in pure Dumbledore form, every appearance he had consisted of memorable dialogue that the fans won’t be forgetting. The younger Albus had some well chosen words that showed how he would become the wisest person in the Harry Potter universe later on, and here are 10 noteworthy quotes from Dumbledore in The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Racing to $29 Million as ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Stalls

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Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Racing to $29 Million as ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Stalls
Ford v Ferrari” is racing to a better-than-expected launch of $29 million in North America, early estimates showed on Friday.

That’s well above pre-release forecasts for “Ford v Ferrari,” which had originally been in the $20 million range. Disney has since upped its estimate to $25 million to $29 million.

Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot is tracking for a disappointing second-place finish at around $9 million, below forecasts in the $12 million to $13 million range.

Lionsgate’s second weekend of World War II actioner “Midway” will probably wind up in third place at about $8 million, followed by the second weekends of “Playing With Fire” and “Last Christmas.” Warner Bros.’ launch of “The Good Liar” will follow in the $4 million to $5 million range, competing with the seventh session of the mega-hit “Joker.”

On Friday, “Joker” became the first R-rated movie in history to earn $1 billion at the global box office. The North American number has topped $316 million.
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‘Ford v Ferrari’ Gets Lead-Row Position Among Holiday Releases This Weekend

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After a couple of lagging weekends, what to do for an encore? For theaters, hunker down, hope three new films meet expectations, and then pray that “Frozen 2” next week leads the way to better fortunes.

Although “Ford v Ferrari,” Sony’s new version of “Charlie’s Angels,” and the Helen Mirren-Ian McKellen thriller “The Good Liar” all show promise, expect another week in which grosses plummet from the same period last year. In 2018, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” opened to $62 million, with the second stanza of “The Grinch” grossing just under $40 million. Nothing this weekend will come close.

The film to watch this weekend is “Ford v Ferrari.” James Mangold’s nearly $100-million production about an automotive rivalry between two car producers that centered on the Le Mans endurance race (the film is titled “Le Mans ’66” in most of the world), its roots go back to a
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The Batman Recruits Juilliard Grad Jayme Lawson for Mystery Role

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Another cast member has signed on for The Batman, and this one brings with it the possibility for some major speculation. It's been revealed up-and-comer Jayme Lawson has been cast in a mystery role in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation. Lawson will star alongside Robert Pattinson, who is set to play the Caped Crusader. Matt Reeves is set to direct and co-write the screenplay. Now, another piece of the puzzle has slid into place as filming draws ever nearer.

According to a new report, Jayme Lawson las landed what is described as a "notable role" in The Batman. No further details were provided at this time. The interesting hook here is that this represents a huge break for Lawson, who recently graduated from the prestigious Juilliard. Lawson is so new to Hollywood that she doesn't even have an IMDb page. So we can't point to any of her on-screen work
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‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ May Feature More Hogwarts, More Hot Dumbledore in Franchise Course-Correction

Harry Potter fans may find themselves in familiar territory when Fantastic Beasts 3 hits theaters in 2021. News broke this week that the sequel is officially moving forward at Warner Bros. after some significant delays that followed the bumpy release of the second film in the franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. While 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was crafted as a new extension of the Harry Potter franchise, one set decades earlier and with a host of brand new characters, it failed to capture the same rapturous response that met the initial Harry Potter …
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‘Fantastic Beasts 3’: Can Warner Bros. Recapture ‘Harry Potter’ Magic?

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Magic has been in short supply for the “Fantastic Beasts” saga.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the “Harry Potter” spinoff series, planned a sprawling five-film franchise for a prequel series set in the Wizarding World made famous by author J.K. Rowling. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was a hit in 2016, grossing over $800 million at the worldwide box office. It was a reassuring sign to executives that even after the “Harry Potter” series wrapped its eighth and final film in 2011, the studio could mine more riches from the beloved universe.

But the sequel, 2018’s “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” couldn’t recreate the same charm of the original, let alone the adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione. Critics called the follow-up confusing, partially because it introduced so many unfamiliar characters and dangled narrative threads that became tricky to weave into a cohesive story. “The Crimes of Grindelwald” wasn
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