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‘Black Panther’ Is Officially the Highest-Grossing Superhero Movie of All-Time

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has become the highest-grossing superhero film of all time in the United States.

via THR:

The Disney and Marvel release achieved the milestone on Saturday after passing up fellow Marvel title The Avengers, which grossed $623.4 million in 2012. To boot, Black Panther is only one of seven films to ever earn $600 million or more domestically (it currently ranks No. 6 on the list).

Black Panther has shattered numerous milestones since opening in theaters on Feb. 16.

Globally, the film has earned north of $1.2 billion to date. By the end of Sunday, it will leap past Iron Man 3 ($1.214 billion) to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation behind The Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion).

The movie, which cost $200 million to make before marketing, was a bold move on the part of Disney and Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige.

Black Panther is unprecedented in being a big-budget studio tentpole featuring a virtually all-black https://youtu.be/QwievZ1Tx-8cast. Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

Don’t expect the ‘Black Panther’ hype to die down anytime soon — especially considering T’Challa will be appearing again next month when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters!

Check out the trailer below!

Tiffany Haddish to Star in ‘The Lego Movie 2’

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Lego Movie 2 comes out February 8, 2019

Tiffany Haddish has signed on voice one of the lead characters in the upcoming sequel to ‘The Lego Movie.’

via Variety:

“Trolls” director Mike Mitchell has been tapped to direct the pic. Producers are “Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Jill Wilfert from Lego Group, Chris McKay, and Jinko Gotoh are executive producing.

Lord and Miller wrote the first draft of the script for the sequel with Raphael Bob-Waksberg coming on board for a re-write. Matt Fogel has written the latest draft.

The plot and details of Haddish’s character are being kept under wraps.

Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy overseeing for Warner Animation Group.

“The Lego Movie 2” is set to bow on Feb. 8, 2019. “The Lego Movie” grossed nearly $470 million worldwide in 2014 amid strong support from critics and fans.

Haddish’s star has been on the rise since her breakout role in the Universal comedy “Girl’s Trip.” Since then, she set a new milestone on “Saturday Night Live” as the first black female stand-up comedian to host and lined up several projects. She is currently set to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in New Line’s “The Kitchen” and is also attached to star in the Universal comedy “The Temp.”

Haddish’s other upcoming projects include starring alongside Tracy Morgan in TBS’ “The Last OG,” which will be released in 2018; she recently wrapped production on Universal’s “Night School” opposite Kevin Hart. She also has “Limited Partners” in development with Paramount, which she will star in and serve as an executive producer on as well.

Outside of her film and TV projects, she is also set to release her book “The Last Black Unicorn,” which comes out Dec. 5, and just announced 2018 dates for her new stand-up tour “She Ready.”

Tiffany is not playing honey! She is putting in major work!

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Netflix Films No Longer Allowed to Compete at Cannes Film Festival

The director of the Cannes Film Festival said movies distributed by Netflix are no longer eligible to compete in future festivals.

Via NYDN:

“The Netflix people loved the red carpet and would like to be present with other films. But they understand that the intransigence of their own model is now the opposite of ours,” Thierry Fremaux said in an interview translated by The Hollywood Reporter.

Netflix will still be allowed to screen movies, but the films are unable to score any awards, like the coveted Palm d’Or.

Cannes faced backlash last year after including “Okja” and “The Meyerowitz Stories” in its line-up, despite the fact that both films — which streamed exclusively on Netflix — received critical acclaim.

Fremaux — who also banned red carpet selfies from the festival — said he hoped he’d be able to show Netflix the error of its ways and get the platform to play by the rules for 2018, but had no such luck.

“Last year, when we selected these two films, I thought I could convince Netflix to release them in cinemas. I was presumptuous, they refused,” he said.

According to THR, Netflix attempted to screen the films in France for a few days ahead of the festival, but were unable to due to the country’s “strict chronology laws.”

After the disagreement, Cannes now requires movies to have some sort of theatrical release in France, barring Netflix from eligibility.

“We have to take into account the existence of these powerful new players: Amazon, Netflix and maybe soon Apple,” Fremaux said. “(But) Cinema (still) triumphs everywhere even in this golden age of series. The history of cinema and the history of the internet are two different things.”

Cannes isn’t the only one to give Netflix the cold shoulder as of late.

In a recent interview, Steven Spielberg brushed off the streaming service, saying its films should not be Oscar contenders, as they have made their television bed and now must lie in it.

“Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. You certainly, if it’s a good show, deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar,” he told ITV News. “I don’t believe films that are just given token qualifications in a couple of theaters for less than a week should qualify for the Academy Award nomination.”

Disney-Pixar Movie ‘COCO’ In Theaters For ThanksGiving

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Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. 

So if you are planning to go to the theaters to catch a film with the kids and family for Thanksgiving, be sure to check out, COCO which is in theaters everywhere on November 22, 2017.

Check out the trailer below.