men in black international behind the scenes problems

There’s an ongoing trend when it comes to high-profile disappointments, box office or otherwise: damage control via a finger-pointing article in the trades. It happened with Suicide Squad. It happened with The Mummy. It happened recently with the Hellboy reboot. And now, it’s happened yet again – with Men In Black: International. The Men In Black sequel/reboot was met with lackluster reviews and tepid box office, which means its time for insiders to reach out to trade publications and try to explain just what the hell happened.

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Michelle Rejwan began her career as an assistant and worked her way up through the ranks to become a producer on this year’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Now her ascent has reached an even higher peak: Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has hired Rejwan as the Senior Vice President of Live Action Production and Development at the company.
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russia chernobyl

Russia is not done being mad at HBO’s Chernobyl. On the heels of the Russian government lambasting the miniseries chronicling the events of the horrific 1986 nuclear disaster, the Russian Communist Party is now calling for an all-out ban of the series. The Communists of Russia, a Marxist-Leninist political party separate from the larger Communist Party of the Russian Federation, is calling for a ban of the HBO series from airing in Russia, as well as a lawsuit against series creator Craig Mazin.

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You might have heard about Quibi (short for “Quick Bites”), the upcoming streaming subscription service that will only be accessible on mobile devices. Longform shows will be broken up and served to audiences in short chunks, and the service has managed to lure in some top shelf creators like Steven Spielberg, Antoine Fuqua, Sam Raimi, Steven Soderbergh, and Guillermo del Toro, just to name a few.

But now we have a better understanding of exactly how this nascent service was able to lure such high-end talent. According to a new report, Quibi will be initially licensing content from these creators, but after two years of exclusivity, the service will allow them to re-edit those stories into full features and sell the rights elsewhere, giving them the potential for a huge payoff down the line.  Read More »

paul feig quibi

Quibi, the strangely-named mobile streaming service that suddenly emerged as a frontrunner of the streaming battles after a partnership with Steven Spielberg, has brought another high-profile filmmaker on board. Paul Feig is joining Jeffrey Katzenberg‘s upcoming streaming venture to develop original content for the shortform service.

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dave bautista disney

James Gunn‘s number one fan Dave Bautista has made his peace with Disney. Most of the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy had publicly spoken out against the company following Gunn’s firing from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 last year, but none spoke more loudly than Bautista, who had threatened to leave the franchise altogether. But now with Gunn happily back in the employ of Marvel and Disney, Bautista has repaired his relations with the House of Mouse.

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movie theater beds

Two wonderful things – being in bed and watching movies – are joining forces at a movie theater in Switzerland. Cinema Pathé has set up a “VIP bedroom” theater, replacing boring old movie theater chairs with big comfy beds. And don’t worry: they change the sheets after each screening. But is this a good idea? Or will horny Swiss teens flock to the theater to get it on while Men In Black: International plays in the background?

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Bad Robot Deal

J.J. Abrams can do pretty much whatever he wants in Hollywood at this point. And what he really wants is to find a new home for his Bad Robot production company. Studios far and wide have been courting Abrams as part of a big megadeal that would enable Abrams and Bad Robot to make even more movies, TV shows, games, and more. According to a new report, two frontrunners have emerged for the deal.

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Apple TV Updates - New Home Screen

Yesterday, Apple announced a few new updates for the AppleTV 4K device that lets users enjoy TV shows, movies, music, photos, games and apps on their home television. With the tvOS 13 update coming this fall, the Apple TV will have a new home screen, multiple user profiles with personalized recommendations, and compatibility for other controllers. Get the rundown of Apple TV updates below. Read More »

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movies leaving netflix

Our wallets may be soon taking a hit from the respective launches of Disney and WarnerMedia‘s streaming services, but it’s the reigning streaming giant Netflix that may be taking the biggest hit. We’ve all breathlessly followed the reports of Disney and WarnerMedia pulling their biggest titles — from Marvel, to Star Wars, to Friends — from Netflix after longstanding deals with the streaming giant, and it’s all painting Netflix as a barren wasteland of content in the aftermath. But according to a new report, that may not be the case.

Disney and WarnerMedia shows and movies leaving Netflix may not disappear as quickly from the streaming service as we would assume. And they may even not disappear permanently either.

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