‘Rogue One’ International Trailer Offers Closer Looks at Darth Vader, Death Star

The latest “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” international trailer reveals new footage from the film. Of all the new scenes, the most significant may be the first look at Jyn Erso’s (Felicity Jones) mother Lyra, played by Valene Kane. She is shown giving her daughter — who is still quite young — a crystal……

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‘Doctor Strange’ Proves Marvel Is the Gold Standard in Hollywood

Novelist Richard Russo once mused that Cary Grant never won an Oscar because he never seemed to sweat. “He made everything look so effortless,” Russo wrote. “Why reward someone for having fun, for being charming?” The same logic applies to Marvel, the comic-book juggernaut that scored its 14th consecutive number one opening this weekend with “Doctor……

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‘Snow White’ Live-Action Movie in the Works at Disney

Disney is developing a new, live-action musical version of “Snow White,” which will expand upon the story and music from the animated classic. The studio is in negotiations with Erin Cressida Wilson (“The Girl on the Train”) to write the script. Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (“La La Land”) are attached to pen new songs….…

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Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Set for AFI Fest Gala Screening

The American Film Institute has selected Fox Searchlight’s “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman and directed by Pablo Larraín, as a Centerpiece Gala at the AFI Fest on Nov. 14 at the TCL Chinese. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has been set for a Dec. 2 opening. The film is a psychological portrait……

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3,’ Margot Robbie’s ‘Larrikins’ Officially Move to Universal

DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 3” and “Larrikins” have shifted to Universal Pictures’ slate following NBCUniversal’s completion of its $3.8-billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. The two films will keep their previous release dates. “Larrikins” will hit theaters on Feb. 16, 2018, while “How to Train Your Dragon 3” will launch on May 18, 2018….…

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Jennifer Cochis Replaces Stephanie Allain as L.A. Film Festival Director

Stephanie Allain has stepped down as the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and been replaced by Jennifer Cochis, who has been the festival’s creative director. Allain, whose credits include “Hustle & Flow” and “Beyond the Lights,” is in production on Justin Simien’s Netflix series “Dear White People” and in post production on Gerard……

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‘Ocean’s Eight’ Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett Gets Release Date

Warner Bros. has set a June 8, 2018, release date for “Ocean’s Eight,” the all-female spinoff of “Ocean’s Eleven.” Sandra Bullock is heading the cast, which includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson. Gary Ross, whose credits include “The Hunger Games” and “Free State of Jones,” is……

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