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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Atomic Blonde,' 'The Emoji Movie' and More
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Spies and emojis are headed to among what's in theaters this weekend with the releases of Atomic Blonde and the Emoji Movie. Also releasing this weekend is Gerard Butler and Alison Brie in the emotional A Family Man and Marion Cotillard in the romantic drama From the Land of the Moon and Al Gore's plea to battle climate change in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
Read on to find out what The Hollywood Reporter's critics are saying about the weekend's new offerings (as well as which film will likely top the weekend box office).
- Arlene Washington
How 'Dunkirk' Reimagines History
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On May 10, 1940, just a few months after the outbreak of World War II, an aging and alcoholic aristocrat, descended from one of England’s most distinguished military leaders, the first Duke of Marlborough, was summoned back to power after a decade of political exile, and named Britain’s Prime Minister.
At 65 years old, he seemed well past his prime and was thought by many to be one of the great failures of political life, an extremist whose judgment had more often proved wrong than right. A former army officer and war correspondent (whose writing, rather than his war efforts, »
- Stephen Galloway
Joe Manganiello on His Love of 'Dungeons & Dragons' and His 'Batman' Status
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While he looks more like someone who might have been the captain of the high school football team (and he was — along with the basketball and volleyball teams), Joe Manganiello was also something of a fantasy geek growing up in Pittsburgh.
But those long hours playing dungeon master in marathon Dungeons & Dragons sessions have served his career well, as his true breakout came in the very role-playery HBO series True Blood, as the werewolf hunk Alcide. Now Manganiello, 40, and his True Blood co-star Deborah Ann Woll are reuniting for Force Grey: Lost City of Omu, a »
- Seth Abramovitch
'Dunkirk' Sparks Debate in India Over Failure to Show Soldiers From the Country
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Dunkirk opened in India last Friday to stellar reviews and what is considered a strong box-office opening for a Hollywood film, bringing in an estimated $2.4 million. But not everyone in the country is impressed.
Various reports in leading media outlets have questioned why Christopher Nolan's movie ignored what the Times of India newspaper calls the “significant contribution” of Indian soldiers at Dunkirk. The article, titled "How Nolan forgot the desis (Indians) at Dunkirk", notes that the omission should be seen in light of the fact that the “British public is more well-informed »
- Nyay Bhushan
San Sebastian Unveils First Competition Titles, Will Screen Pablo Escobar Film With Javier Bardem
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The San Sebastian Film Festival on Friday unveiled the first competition titles for its 65th edition.
The festival, which runs Sept. 22-Sept. 30, will in its competition program premiere Life and Nothing More, the second film by Antonio Mendez Esparza, Handia, the latest film from Jon Garano and Aitor Arregi, as well as El Autor, by Manuel Martin Cuenca. The competition winner is honored with the Golden Shell award.
Loving Pablo, by Fernando Leon de Aranoa and starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, will be the closing-night film of the Pearls section and screen out-of-competition. The film tells "the true story of the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who killed thousands, »
- Georg Szalai
Streaming Service Rakuten TV Eyes Original Movies
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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten recently rebranded its online streaming service Wuaki, which focuses on rentals and purchases, as Rakuten TV amid growing usage in the dozen European countries where it is available in addition to Japan.
The company has been looking to take on such video streaming giants as Netflix and Amazon with a bigger focus on movies instead of TV series, something management says will differentiate the service.
But Rakuten TV founder and CEO Jacinto Roca is also setting his sights on original movies and shorter theatrical windows. "Our plan is producing our own movies and also partnering with good producers that »
- Georg Szalai
Marty Sklar, Legendary Disney Imagineer, Dies at 83
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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. He was 83.
Over a career that spanned 54 years, Sklar worked closely with Disney founder Walt Disney, helping him to shape and realize his creative vision and was integral to the development of Disney's theme parks.
“Everything about Marty was legendary — his achievements, his spirit, his career,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “He embodied the very best of Disney, from his bold originality to his joyful optimism and relentless drive for excellence. He was also a powerful connection to »
- Abid Rahman