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  1. box office
    The Problem With Calling Tenet a FlopIn the midst of a pandemic, nobody wants to use the F word. Yet Christopher Nolan’s movie is coming to be viewed as a theatrical misfire nonetheless.
  2. tiff 2020
    Netflix Spent a Lot of Money at the Toronto International Film FestivalHalle Berry’s new movie, a Shia LaBeouf–Vanessa Kirby drama, and the Zendaya-starring Malcolm & Marie are all headed to the streaming platform.
  3. box office
    Tenet Could Be Chasing Profits at the Movie Theater for Months to ComeThe movie did resoundingly okay at the American box office opening weekend, and if Nolan’s past films are any indication, this is just the beginning.
  4. the industry
    Which Movie Studios Won and Lost the Summer of No Blockbusters?The Big Five studios — Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, and Sony — each faced the novel coronavirus with no small amount of disarray.
  5. down to business
    Get Ready to Watch Disney’s Mulan From the Comfort of Your CouchThe live-action remake will be available to stream on Disney+ this September — for a fee.
  6. box office
    Lots of People Actually Braved the Coronavirus to See Tenet in TheatersThe Christopher Nolan caper racked up $53 million in over 40 countries across its opening five days in release. It hasn’t even opened in the U.S. yet.
  7. in memoriam
    Why Chadwick Boseman Was Always the ‘Unanimous’ Choice for Black PantherLike so many of us, casting director Sarah Halley Finn had no idea he was battling cancer. Here is her tribute to the Marvel star.
  8. mutant movies
    What Happened to The New Mutants?The behind-the-scenes story of an X-Men horror movie five years in the making involves The Breakfast Club, penis graffiti, and a lot of rewrites.
  9. the movie
    Unhinged Is Still Hell-bent on Becoming the First Post-Lockdown Movie in AmericaThe Russell Crowe thriller wants to “ride the notoriety” of arriving in theaters at a time when moviegoers aren’t guaranteed to show up.
  10. former feuds
    What AMC and Universal’s Historic Streaming Deal Really Means for MoviegoersThe theatrical window is closing.
  11. what happens now?
    Is 2020 the End of the Domestic Box Office As We Know It?Due to the ineffectiveness of COVID-19 measures in the U.S., Americans must wait to see Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Is this the new normal?
  12. comin con @ home
    The New Mutants Is Really Committing to This August Release DateAt the film’s Comic-Con@Home panel, the stars and director were rather optimistic.
  13. rip summer blockbusters
    You’re Not Seeing Tenet Anytime SoonWarner Bros. officially yanked Christopher Nolan’s movie from its August 12 release date, indefinitely delaying its theatrical rollout.
  14. rip blockbusters
    A Summer Without Movie Theaters Is InevitableTenet’s continuing absence from the big screen could have a chilling effect on the theatrical moviegoing business.
  15. chat room
    Eurovision’s Director Never Wanted to Make Fun of AnyoneDavid Dobkin talks finding the heart in Will Ferrell’s passion project, comedy’s cultural uprising, and what is funny in 2020.
  16. box office
    What to Expect When Movie Theaters Reopen This SummerThe box office is coming back, with or without Tenet. But the industry’s measure of success is going to look a lot different.
  17. our sci-fi future
    What Will Life on a Movie Set Look Like in 2020?Temperature-testing stations, hospital-sterile rooms, nightly antiviral fogging. Welcome to “biodoming” in the era of the coronavirus.
  18. crying fowl!
    What Happened to Artemis Fowl?How the YA sci-fi adaptation went from being the next Harry Potter franchise to a Disney+ dud.
  19. q&a
    Netflix’s Action-Movie Arms RaceExtraction director Sam Hargrave discusses the streamer’s ambitions with the genre, and how his ambiguous ending set up an inevitable Extraction 2.
  20. like a dying horse
    Tom Hardy’s Perplexing Capone Accent, ExplainedIt is parts Jimmy Durante, Bugs Bunny, and Call of Duty fatigue.
  21. a long talk
    For Josh Trank, Making a Movie About Syphilitic Al Capone Was Therapy“I felt like writing about somebody whose life is actually coming to the end was a way to remind myself every day that my life isn’t over.”
  22. coronavirus
    On a Saturday Night, the Drive-in Movie Theater Is the Only Place to BeAt the Mission Tiki Drive-in, theatergoers are desperate to escape quarantine: “It could be any damn movie! We’re here because we’re here together.”
  23. anonymous in hollywood
    I Run a Paparazzi Agency and These Days the Celebs Are Harder to Spot“One of our shooters sent in a set of photos they claimed was Ashley Tisdale. It kind of looked like her. But she has a mask on and a knit cap.”
  24. coronavirus
    The Race to Make the First Coronavirus Documentary Has BegunAlex Gibney is producing one. David France is directing another. At least 20 documentarians agree: “It is the most important story of my lifetime.”
  25. coronavirus
    Hollywood Is Writing Off 2020. What Does That Mean for the Future of Movies?“Anyone who says that everything is not totally f- - - -d is lying,” says one anonymous Hollywood agent.
  26. coronavirus
    Awards Season Could Look Very Different This YearThe Golden Globes and Primetime Emmys are suddenly changing eligibility rules out of concern for you know. So what does that mean for the Oscars?
  27. coronavirus
    Stream an Indie and Support Your Local Movie Theater TooIn a groundbreaking agreement between indie-movie distributor Kino Lorber and art-house cinemas, we might be able to have our cake and eat it.
  28. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Won’t Kill Movie Theaters, Say Movie Theater OwnersThe National Association of Theatre Owners has spoken: “People will return to movie theaters because that is who people are.”
  29. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Is Pushing Movies Out of Theaters and Online Faster Than Ever BeforePandemic fears are forcing Hollywood to embrace the once unthinkable “day and date” release.
  30. coronavirus
    Movie Theater Chains Cut Audience Capacity by Half Out of Coronavirus FearsIt’s an assertive, industry-leading response to new CDC guidelines regarding social distancing.
  31. coronavirus
    How Mulan’s Delayed Release Will Alter the Movie Industry“With Disney postponing Mulan, you get every studio basically scrubbing their release calendar for the next few months.”
  32. box office
    Coronavirus Will Have ‘Disastrous’ Effects on the Movie Business“It’s going to change viewing patterns. It’s going to change behavior. It’s going to change the way people consume entertainment.”
  33. donut holes
    Daniel Craig’s Character Won’t Be Young Indiana Jones-ed in Knives Out’s Sequel“This’ll be just like what Agatha Christie did,” says writer-director Rian Johnson.
  34. gotta go fast!
    Beyond the Creepy Teeth: How Sonic the Hedgehog Saved ItselfA complete timeline of the Sega character’s return to the big screen, from dental horror to emergency redesign to today.
  35. the gold rush
    Who Is Writing Brad Pitt’s Awards Season Speeches?At least one outside speechwriting agency confirms that Pitt’s representatives contacted the organization.
  36. sundance 2020
    A Complete List of Movies Sold at SundanceAnd how much $$$ they cost.
  37. meowdy
    Cats Flopped and Then Things Got InterestingIn special movie-theater screenings across the country, a film that is considered a financial disaster thrives.
  38. the gold rush
    How 4 Orphaned Films Earned Oscar Season Heat AnywayThe sheer volume of unexpected studio handoffs this awards season reflects new uncertainties roiling Hollywood.
  39. box office
    Dolittle Is 2020’s First Official MegaflopExperts project a loss of $100 million for Universal — the studio’s second consecutive box-office failure after Cats.
  40. the gold rush
    ‘We Were All Nervous’: How The Irishman’s Visual Effects Team Got the Job DoneThe method to perfecting Martin Scorsese’s de-aged saga involved artificial intelligence, infrared tech, and a mysterious orb.
  41. the gold rush
    Can Avengers: Endgame Actually Land a Best Picture Oscar Nomination?Judging by the movie’s deeply serious For Your Consideration campaign, Disney sure thinks it has a chance.
  42. the gold rush
    An Abridged Timeline of Warner Bros.’ Totally Bonkers Year in Disney’s ShadowThe Burbank studio swung wildly between catastrophes and success. Now it’s looking to Oscar for redemption.
  43. the industry
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Opens to $176 Million, Force Ghosts and AllThe movie failed to surpass the opening-weekend numbers of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. But it’s still on course to make a billion dollars.
  44. the gold rush
    A Historic Battle for the Animated Oscar BeginsThis year, a record number of animated movies are competing against Disney for an Academy Award in the feature category. Can an indie win?
  45. the gold rush
    Bombshell Director Says Minidress Scene Is Most Excruciating Thing He’s Filmed“There were good arguments about how disturbing Roger’s breathing [should] be,” says Jay Roach. “I wanted the breathing to be unmistakably monstrous.”
  46. box office
    Knives Out Marks a Win for the Original Murder-Mystery GenreThe murder mystery just became one of the top-grossing original, live-action movies to debut during the coveted Thanksgiving release corridor.
  47. the industry
    How Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Are Evolving After John Lasseter“I would say, yes, the company’s quite a bit different now.”
  48. behind the scenes
    Trey Edward Shults Says His A24 Movie Waves Is a Panic Attack Followed by a Hug“I wanted the first part to spiritually feel like a panic attack … and then you get on the other side and it’s like the movie gives you a hug.”
  49. the race to animate
    Inside the ‘Absolute Explosion’ of Animation TodayAs rival studios prepare to saturate streaming platforms with animated content, experts say we’re in the midst of a “seismic shift” in the industry.
  50. box office
    Joker’s Unlikely Path to Becoming the Highest-Grossing R-Rated Movie EverEarly in development, studio executives wondered: Does Todd Phillips’s movie even need to be about the Batman villain?
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