Weekend Box Office: 'Split' Scaring Off 'Rings'; 'Space Between Us' Scrubbed

7:37 AM PST 2/3/2017 by Pamela McClintock and Rebecca Ford Elsewhere, Robert DeNiro’s ‘The Comedian’ finds few laughs at the Super Bowl weekend box office; Oscar frontrunner ‘La La Land’ nears $270 million globally. M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is now expected to edge out threequel Rings and win the horror showdown at the  Super Bowl weekend box office. Rings, reviving […]

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Alex Lacamoire on Life After 'Hamilton,' Recording New Hit Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen'

“I heard that and was like, ‘Sign me up,’” Lacamoire tells Billboard of his eagerness to get involved in ‘Hansen’ after hearing just one song. Alex Lacamoire’s ear for innovative sounds, incisive eye for a complex score and infectious energy have made him one of the most in-demand musical directors on Broadway (he’s already won two Tonys and two Grammys, […]

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Superheroes Aren't So Super in 'Special Forces' Trailer (Exclusive)

The action-comedy centers on a group of law enforcement officers who are having trouble managing their super powers. Superheroes like Iron Man and Batman may have an edge to them, but not quite like these guys. The action-comedy short Special Forces takes place in a world in which supervillains have become so much of a problem that law enforcement has incorporated […]

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Bebe Rexha on Wanting to Work With Kanye West, Releasing Her Debut Album in Two Parts

4:47 AM PST 2/1/2017 by Georg Szalai The music star, who came to YouTube Space London for MTV’s Cover of the Month competition, also lauded covers, which gave her a career start. Music star Bebe Rexha took over the YouTube Space London Tuesday night to celebrate MTV’s Cover of the Month competition and the community of fans driving cover culture […]

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Santa Barbara Film Fest Opens With Doc 'Charged,' a Tale of Survival and Human Resilience

6:00 AM PST 1/31/2017 by Chris Lee The film follows a chef and TV personality who endured a near-fatal jolt of electricity — losing his hand and several ribs — before later being diagnosed with testicular cancer. The inspirational documentary set to kick off the 32nd annual Santa Barbara Film Festival on Feb. 1 showcases a shocking predicament representing an […]

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South Korean Film 'Confidential Assignment' Sells to Multiple Territories

8:20 PM PST 1/27/2017 by Lee Hyo-won The inter-Korean spy actioner will open in the U.S. ahead of its market debut in Berlin. South Korea’s CJ Entertainment announced a slew of deals for spy actioner Confidential Assignment, ahead of its market debut at the European Film Market in Berlin next month. The film has been sold to 42 territories, including […]

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How Anime 'Your Name' Became an Unlikely Phenomenon

The low-budget Makoto Shinkai-directed megahit is now the highest grossing film Japanese film in history. Makoto Shinkai’s body-swapping, time-shifting anime Your Name may have missed out on an Oscar nomination, but it has been setting records both in Japan and overseas, single-handedly driving both the domestic film industry and studio-distributor Toho to record revenues last year. And it isn’t finished […]

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