Dwayne Johnson shared the news Friday on Instagram, saying production just ended on the “most challenging film” he’s ever done.
“Hobbs & Shaw is officially wrapped,” Johnson wrote. “Easily the most challenging film I’ve ever produced and starred in, however based on the fans’ insanely hyped ‘break the internet’ reactions to our first trailer — this film is also shaping up to be my most rewarding.”
The wrestler-turned-box office heavyweight went on to praise co-star Jason Statham for joining him on the adventure.
“A Huge bald and brotherly Mahalo to the man who trusted me and our chemistry and ‘pushed all his chips in’ to make something bad ass and fun for the fans. My uso @jasonstatham,” he added.
The spinoff, directed by David Leitch is set two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious,
In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” won the animated prize. “Free Solo” reigned in the documentary field.
TV winners included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”
Three-time CAS award-winner Mary Jo Lang received the President’s Award, while Oscar-winning production mixer Lee Orloff was honored with career achievement recognition.
Steven Spielberg received the organization’s Filmmaker Award. Seven of the director’s films have been nominated by the Cinema Audio Society: “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,
Vice scored the most wins in the feature motion-picture categories, winning two awards: best period and/or character makeup and best special makeup effects.
Other film winners include A Star is Born (best contemporary makeup), Crazy Rich Asians (best contemporary hair styling) and Mary Queen of Scots (best period and/or character hair styling).
American Horror Story: Apocalypse won the most awards of any project, taking home three: best contemporary makeup in a TV series and both of the commercial and music video awards. The Marvelous ...
The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize went to François Ozon’s French drama “By the Grace of God,” a fact-based account of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal behind the ongoing trial of Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon.
Accepting the award, Lapid said “Synonyms,” which stars Tom Mercier, would likely be considered “scandalous” in Israel and France – the pic skewers stereotypes from both nations – but added that it was ultimately a celebration.
In his review in Variety, Jay Weissberg wrote that the film takes “a Kalashnikov to the nation’s military culture and its carefully nurtured persecution complex.”
Thanking the Berlinale for selecting his film, Ozon said he did not know whether addressing child sexual abuse
This marks the end of the Netflix/Marvel deal that was struck back in 2013 and included the four main shows, “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” and the culmination of the characters in the “Defenders” limited series.
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Soderbergh’s newest movie was first conceived by André Holland, with whom Soderbergh worked with for a short while on the tv show “The Knick.” “High Flying Bird” delves into the world of basketball and business, how the two interconnect as one agent and one rookie shake the foundation.
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HBO’s killer comedy “Barry” took home awards for both episodic comedy and new series, while Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won Best Comedy Series, further cementing each show’s frontrunner status with regards to this year’s Emmy race. Meanwhile FX’s “The Americans” scored a Best Drama Series win for its final season.
There were other very, very familiar faces: FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” continued its awards-season dominance with a win for Adapted Long Form; Fox’s “The Simpsons” took home its twelfth WGA award for Animation; and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” won its fourth Comedy/Variety Talk Series WGA award. Deserving, sure, but this tidy crop
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Yesterday, February 17, marked the 30 year anniversary since “Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Adventure” hit the theaters back in 1989.
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With a production budget hovering at $170 million (Fox says tax incentives lowered costs that were once north of $200 million) and tens of millions more in marketing and distribution costs, executives at rival studios estimate “Alita: Battle Angel” will need to gross roughly $500 million globally to get out of the red. Insiders at Fox say the break-even number is closer to $350 million. It’s too early to completely write off the film. But even though the movie has made $130 million worldwide so far, it’s unlikely that “Alita” will reach those box office heights.
“When you swing for the fences in the sci-fi genre,
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Schrader officially has the green light for ‘Nine Men,’ and is planning to start production this summer.
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Last year, the Oscars’ gift bag featured a $40,000, 12-day trip to Tanzania. This year? An all-inclusive £350 package holiday to Lanzarote for the whole family. In order to avoid any backlash from the general cinema-ticket-buying public who might resent this degree of opulence popping up on their Instagram feed during a period of global instability, A-listers have to show the normals they’re just like them. This gift also gives actors a chance to audition for that Bad Moms 3 part by wrestling with a pram on a packed easyJet flight, dealing with screaming toddler meltdowns at the breakfast buffet and hashtagging #momlife as their husband eyes up the holiday rep from a sunbed by the pool they had to get up at 5am to reserve.
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