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Scarlett Johansson and SNL's Colin Jost Are Engaged After Two Years of Dating

Scarlett Johansson and SNL's Colin Jost Are Engaged After Two Years of Dating
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are getting married!

After two years of dating, the couple is engaged, the actress’ publicist Marcel Pariseau confirmed to the Associated Press on Sunday.

No wedding date has been set, according to Pariseau.

This will be the first marriage for the Saturday Night Live star, 36, while it will be Johansson’s third.

The Avengers: Endgame star, 34, finalized her divorce from her second husband, Romain Dauriac, in September 2017 after filing in March of that year. (They share 4-year-old daughter Rose.)

Johansson had also been married to actor Ryan Reynolds for just over two years from September
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‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Tops ‘Avengers: Endgame’ With $57 Million Opening

‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Tops ‘Avengers: Endgame’ With $57 Million Opening
This weekend was a big one at the box office for Lionsgate, as “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” gave the studio its biggest opening weekend since the “Hunger Games” series ended back in November 2015. The latest chapter in the story of the vengeful assassin has earned an opening of $57 million from 3,850 screens, nearly double the $30 million opening earned by “John Wick: Chapter 2” in 2017.

At a time when many studios are acquiring recognizable franchises for four-quadrant appeal, “John Wick” was developed entirely in-house at Lionsgate with writer/creator Derek Kolstad and director Chad Stahelski, growing from a cult favorite in 2014 to a potent R-rated summer action title. Critics and audiences have praised the film’s signature fight sequences, giving “Chapter 3” an 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an A- on CinemaScore.

As for “Avengers: Endgame,” which saw its time atop the box office charts come to an end this weekend, falling to No.
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‘The Souvenir’ Gifted Best Weekend Average; ‘Trial By Fire’ is Burned: Specialty Box Office

‘The Souvenir’ Gifted Best Weekend Average; ‘Trial By Fire’ is Burned: Specialty Box Office
The specialty box office is still in the doldrums as summer approaches, save for some breakouts. Showing some zest this weekend was Sundance’s The Souvenir from filmmaker Joanna Hogg, taking the weekend’s highest per theater average at $21,463. The A24 title starring newcomer Honor Swinton Byrne as well as her real-life mother Tilda Swinton (who plays her mother in the feature) and Tom Burke grossed $85,851 in four theaters.

“The film played to younger and older audiences in both markets this weekend with critics championing Honor Swinton Byrne’s heartbreaking and star-making performance in an expertly crafted romantic drama as one of the best of the year,” touted A24 Sunday.

How the film continues in the box office remains to be seen, but there’s already a sequel on the docket. “It’s a sign of confidence from investors in the project,” said The Souvenir producer Luke Schiller earlier this week.
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‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ Acquired by Showtime for U.S.

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‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ Acquired by Showtime for U.S.
Polygram Entertainment, Universal Music Group’s film and television division, along with Capitol Music Group, Motown Records and Fulwell 73 announced today that “Hitville: The Making of Motown” has been acquired by Showtime for release in North America with plans for a fall premiere, and Altitude for theatrical release in the UK and Ireland. The feature-length documentary chronicles the enormous success and enduring cultural impact of Motown Records, which will be celebrating its 60th anniversary this September. Endeavor Content brokered both deals and represents the project worldwide.

Directed by Gabe and Ben Turner, “Hitville: The Making of Motown” focuses on the period beginning with the birth of the company in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The story of Motown is told through interviews with the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as
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Cannes: Star Alliance Movies Takes Wide’s ‘Blast’ for China (Exclusive)

Cannes — Hong Kong’s Star Alliance Movies has pounced on all rights to China on “Blast,” a race against the clock thriller that marks the first full production from Wide, Loic Magneron’s Paris-based sales-production-distribution company.

The deal, made against a background of slowing sales to China, represents the first pre-sale on “Blast,” which is now in post-production.

Billed as an “electrifying thriller” “with an amazing cast and credits” – the film is lensed, for instance, by Luc Besson cinematographer Thierry Arbogast -“Blast” turns on a young mother, Sonia, a bomb disposal expert just back from a mission in the Ukraine, trapped in her car with son and the daughter of her boyfriend Fred, who is left outside, powerless to deal with the situation. Colleagues Igor and Camille, hurry to the scene. With Sonia and Fred have 30 minutes to diffuse the bomb and work out who could behind the attack.
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Brazil’s Cinemascopio, France’s Les Valseurs Team For Nara Normande, Tião’s ‘The Heron’ (Exclusive)

Cannes — Recife-based CinemaScópio Produções and Paris’ Les Valseurs have teamed on “A Garça” (The Heron), the feature debut from Brazil’s Nara Normande, co-authored by Tião.

Brazilian CinemaScópio is behind Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles’ Brazilian Western-thriller “Bacurau,” in competition at Cannes. Les Valseurs is also presenting Qiu Yang’s short “She Runs” at Critics’ Week.

“The Heron” is the story of a group of kids in the summer of 1996 in an isolated fishing village on Brazil’s northeast coast. For a holiday 14-year-old Léo, a boy from the big city, comes to visit his cousins. He is introduced to their universe of freedom and meets a girl known to the other kids as ‘Sem Coração’ (Heartless), for a deep surgical scar she has on her chest.”

The feature is a follow-up of Normande and Tião’s 2014 short “Heartless,” which snagged the Illy Prize for best short film at
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‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Spot Rogue Water Bottle in Finale

‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Spot Rogue Water Bottle in Finale
Game of Thrones got a lot of flack for leaving a coffee cup in a recent episode and now the series has topped itself with a water bottle in a key scene of the finale. As fans watched the final ever episode of the HBO series, many caught a glimpse of a plastic water bottle behind Samwell Tarly’s foot as the characters discuss the future of Westeros.

a water bottle in King’s Landing!! #got #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/mwGQlsLwnh

— Beth (@bethisloco) May 20, 2019

The water bottle can be seen
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Watch Aaron Paul Join ‘Westworld’ in Season Three Trailer

Watch Aaron Paul Join ‘Westworld’ in Season Three Trailer
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul will join Westworld‘s upcoming third season, as teased in a new trailer for the series. The short teaser, aired before the Game of Thrones finale, revealed Paul’s character moving through a futuristic world before coming face to face with Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores.

Set to Pink Floyd’s “Brain Damage,” the trailer showcases several cast members, including Wood, Paul, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi and Marshawn Lynch. “Sometimes, it seems like the world looks alright,” Paul voices in the trailer. “Like they put
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5 Burning Questions for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ in Cannes

5 Burning Questions for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ in Cannes
On Tuesday, Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will make its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. So what do festivalgoers most want to know about the movie’s debut in the south of France?

1. How long will Tarantino’s standing ovation be?

It’s not a question about if a movie will get a standing ovation in Cannes — almost all of them do. The real question is: How long will audiences at the Palais clap for Tarantino? It will have to be lengthy to beat the five minutes of cheers that “Rocketman” received with Elton John in the audience.

2. Will there be Oscar buzz?

Tarantino’s last collaborations with Brad Pitt (“Inglourious Basterds”) and Leonardo DiCaprio (“Django Unchained”) both resulted in many Oscar nominations, including best picture. Unless Tarantino has completely missed the mark, expect the Oscar buzz to start as soon as the ovation is over.
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’
The title of Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” implies that her subversively seductive film will focus on the subject of its titular painting — an 18th-century woman who refuses to pose, in defiance of the arranged marriage into which she’s being forced — when it’s just as much a portrait of the artist responsible. How fitting, when one considers that Sciamma, the writer-director of “Water Lilies,” has adoringly crafted this project for that film’s star, Adèle Haenel, who beguiles audiences here with all that’s hidden behind her Mona Lisa smile.

One of four female-made features to premiere in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, “Portrait” dares to engage directly with the questions of representation and gender that seem to have flummoxed the film industry of late, broadening its focus to the subject of womanhood itself at a time documented almost exclusively by men.
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'The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao' ('A Vida invisivel de Euridice Gusmao'): Film Review | Cannes 2019

The lustrous textures, boldly saturated colors and lush sounds of The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao serve to intensify the intimacy of Karim Ainouz's gorgeous melodrama about women whose independence of mind remains undiminished, even as their dreams are shattered by a stifling patriarchal society. Adapted from the 2015 debut novel by Martha Batalha, the film hinges on a heartbreaking separation that causes decades of yearning and unanswered questions. But its supple moods are far more complex than that narrative core might suggest, winding through passages by turns seductive and sorrowful, tender and raw.

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Cannes: Colin Firth WWII Drama ‘Operation Mincemeat’ Sells Out Internationally (Exclusive)

Operation Mincemeat,” a buzzy World War II drama that stars Colin Firth, has sold out international territories at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Warner Bros. has picked up several key markets, as has Central and Eastern European distributor Prorom. The film reunites Firth with John Madden, his “Shakespeare in Love” director. FilmNation Entertainment and Cross City Films were overseeing sales of the picture.

The See Saw Films and Cohen Media Group production boasts a script by Michelle Ashford and adapts a Ben Macintyre book of the same name. The film will go into pre-production later this year.

“We are delighted that ‘Operation Mincemeat’ has captured the imagination of distributors all over the world at Cannes,” said See-Saw Films co-managing directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman and Charles Cohen in a statement. “FilmNation have been incredibly passionate about the combination of director John Madden, Michelle Ashford’s script and the
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‘Westworld’ Season 3 Trailer Focuses on New Cast Member Aaron Paul

‘Westworld’ Season 3 Trailer Focuses on New Cast Member Aaron Paul
Ahead of the final episode of “Game of Thrones,” HBO released the first trailer for the new season of another flagship show: “Westworld.”

The first look at the third season of the sci-fi show puts the focus on new series regular Aaron Paul, best known for his run on “Breaking Bad.” The trailer doesn’t reveal much in the way of plot, but we do get the first look at the environment and, of course, Paul’s entrance into the series.

It shows him walking across a bridge before coming across Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores, who appears to be in some sort of distress.
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Adam Lambert Does Double Performing Duty on ‘Idol’ as New Winner is Crowned

Adam Lambert Does Double Performing Duty on ‘Idol’ as New Winner is Crowned
A new “American Idol” winner was crowned Sunday night, but not before Adam Lambert returned to the stage for the season finale for a pair of performances that included his new single and a duet with eliminated contestant Dimitrius Graham Sunday.

The show concluded with Louisiana teen Laine Hardy showered in confetti as he was crowned the winner over runner-up Alejandro Aranda. Hardy closed the show performing his coronation song, “Flame,” as he was embraced by his fellow Idol contestants.

Lambert was part of a star-studded finale that included performances by “Idol” season 4 winner Carrie Underwood, Weezer, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay,
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Meikincine Scoops Three More Titles at Cannes Film Market (Exclusive)

Lucia and Julia Meik’s boutique sales company Meikincine has announced three acquisitions out of this year’s Cannes Film Market: Gaspar Scheuer’s “Delfin”- which world premiered in the Cannes Écrans Juniors Competition; Marcelo Paez Cubells’ “Which”– part of this year’s Blood Window Showcase for films in progress; Sebastián Mega Díaz’s romantic comedy “The Big Love Picture.”

The three come after an announcement earlier this week that the company had acquired Omar Zúñiga’s debut feature “Los fuertes,” produced by Zúñiga, Dominga Sotomayor and Catalina Marín’s Cinestación Producciones, one of Chile and Latin America’s most exciting young production houses.

Scheuer’s third feature, “Delfin” is produced by Buenos Aires-based Tarea Fina Films, and follows 11-year-old Delfín. The boy and his single father wake up with the sun each morning and work hard to keep away a debt collector threatening to evict them before Delfín heads to school,
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Emilia Clarke Worried Beyonce Would Hate Daenerys After ‘Game of Thrones” Final Season

Emilia Clarke Worried Beyonce Would Hate Daenerys After ‘Game of Thrones” Final Season
After eight seasons as the Mother of Dragons, “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has a lot of celebrity fans. But the most impressive? Probably Queen Bey.

In a New Yorker interview posted after Sunday night’s series finale, Clarke revealed that she met Beyonce at an Oscars after-party hosted by the musician and her husband, Jay Z. There, she was approached by the host herself, who gushed about Daenerys Targaryen. Beyonce, however, like the rest of the world, was at that point ignorant about Daenerys’ dark turn in Season 8.

“All I wanted to scream was ‘Please, please still like
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‘Chris the Swiss’’ Anja Kofmel, Sereina Gabathuler Re-Team on ‘Frozen Soil’ (Exclusive)

“Chris the Swiss” director Anja Kofmel and producer Sereina Gabathuler are teaming once again, this time on the near-future sci-fi animated feature “Frozen Soil.” The two are pitching the project at the Cannes Film Market, and have shared early work-in-progress art with Variety.

The feature will reutilize the blend of animation, live action and documentary footage techniques executed so well on “Chris the Swiss,” a festival and critical hit in which the director uses cinema to tell the story of her cousin who was killed mysteriously during the Yugoslav wars when she was only a girl.

Variety’s Jessica Kiang reviewed the film, noting that: “Her (Anja) animations are particularly lovely, evoking the hero worship she felt as a child for her larger-than-life relative.”

While “Chris” was set in the past, “Frozen Soil” will project into the future to examine some of the major themes and questions forming our world today.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Recap: Ashes to Ashes

‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Recap: Ashes to Ashes
In the first shot of the final episode of Game of Thrones, a hero enters a wasteland. In the final shot, it happens again. But for all their similarities, the images that bookend the series finale for the greatest show on earth could not be more different. Written and directed by co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the last ever GoT episode — titled, appropriately enough, “The Iron Throne” — is a quiet, and quietly lovely, affair. It begins in death and ends in life. As the books written by both author
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Documentarian Patricio Guzman On Chilean Soul And Mountains

Documentarian Patricio Guzman On Chilean Soul And Mountains
Cannes — Renowned Chilean documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán has returned to the country to shoot “The Cordillera of Dreams,” 46 years after he was exiled under Augusto Pinochet’s regime of terror. The feature has received a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival.

Sold by Paris’ Pyramide International, “The Cordillera of Dreams,” is produced by Guzmán’s 20-year production partner Renate Sachse of France’s Atacama Productions. It’s co-produced by Arte and Sampek Productions in France, and Market Chile in his home country.

“The Cordillera” completes a trilogy which started with “Nostalgia for the Light” – about Chile’s Atacama Desert– and “The Pearl Button” – about Patagonia.

Through this allegorical trilogy of geographical elements, Guzmán draws a personal portrait of Chile psyche, Chilean people and the ghosts of their history.

Narrated by Guzmán himself, the voiceover finishes the film: “My wish is for Chile to recuperate its childhood and joy.”

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