“The Father of the Bride” cast has reunited for a good cause, and Florence Pugh (Megan) has joined the family! Reese Witherspoon introduces the short film, which sees the Banks Family reuniting 25 years later to benefit World Central Kitchen. Please consider donating if you can by clicking here. High-quality screen captures have been added to our gallery.
Variety – Disney has postponed the release of fall blockbusters such as Marvel’s “Black Widow,” Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” and Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile” by several months. The results are bad news for the exhibition industry, which is facing fierce headwinds after closing for months due to coronavirus.
[…] Other Marvel releases, such as “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “Eternals” will all debut deeper into 2021. Disney’s release date shifts all but guarantee that box office revenues this year will reach a nadir — analysts have already projected that domestic grosses would decline between 70% to 80% due to the pandemic.
“Black Widow,” starring Scarlett Johansson, was set to debut on Nov. 6, a date that started to look increasingly unlikely as movie theaters on the coasts remained closed. Variety previously reported that the studio was eyeing a new time to unveil the film on the big screen after the disappointing performance of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” in the U.S. and the delay of “Wonder Woman 1984.” “Black Widow” will now open on May 7, 2021.
I have finally been able to get my hands onto the “Midsommar” Director’s Cut, which features an additional 33-minute footage. This cut isn’t a radically different film, and was introduced in August 2019 as being “the more complete version of this film,” said director Ari Aster. I have added high-quality screen captures of Florence as Dani in those deleted scenes, which you can now view in our gallery.
Deadline – Awkwafina, Kaitlyn Dever, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Brian Tyree Henry, Niecy Nash, Florence Pugh, Lakeith Stanfield, Olivia Wilde and John David Washington are among the 819 film professionals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced on Tuesday.
Additional invitations went to directors Ari Aster, Mati Diop, Robert Eggers, Ladj Ly and Lulu Wang; to documentary filmmakers David France and Jeff Reichert; to executives Jennifer Salke and Teddy Schwarzman; to musicians and composers Larry Mullen Jr., Max Richter, Arturo Sandoval and Bernie Taupin; to producers Ryan Murphy and Rosalie Swedlin; and to writers Lucy Alibar, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth.
[…] Of the 819 members invited to join this year, 367 are women, 405 are based outside the United States and 294 are from what the Academy terms “underrepresented ethnic or racial communities.”
The number of invitations to women means that the Academy will reach its goal of doubling the number of female members since 2016. It has already passed its goal of doubling the number of non-white members.
Not everyone who is invited opts to join the Academy, and AMPAS does not reveal the names of those who decline. But based on the number of invitations and the numbers of members added in recent years, more than 95% of those who receive invitations do join. [Read more]