'Dune,' 'CODA,' 'West Side Story' make AFI's 2021 top 10
YE Film Top 10 This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from "Dune." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) (Chia Bella James)The American Film Institute lined up behind many of the end-of-year Oscar contenders, naming Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story," Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" and Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up" among the year's 10 best films. The annual AFI list, compiled through a jury process, can give a rough approximation of Academy Awards favorites and provide a boost to newly released or upcoming movies. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
In 2nd weekend, ‘Dune’ bests 'Last Night in Soho,' 'Antlers'
Film Review - Dune This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from "Dune." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) (Chia Bella James)After a record-breaking start, October's box office closed out quietly this weekend with "Dune" repeating at number one and two prominent genre newcomers, " Last Night in Soho " and "Antlers," stumbling. In its second weekend in theaters, "Dune," which is also available on HBO Max, grossed an additional $15.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Warner Bros. and Legendary last week confirmed plans to go ahead with a sequel that is expected to open exclusively in theaters in 2023. Playing on 3,016 screens, the stylish thriller distributed by Focus grossed an estimated $4.2 million.wftv.com
‘Dune’ debuts in US with $17.5M Friday haul at box office
Dune debut: "Dune" actors Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya attended the London premiere of the film on Oct. 18. ( Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)The film adaptation of “Dune” opened atop the U.S. box office on Friday with $17.5 million from 4,125 theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Box offices numbers through Saturday topped $40 million, according to Variety. Experience Dune, in theaters and on HBO Max (Ad-Free plan only). https://t.co/PxfLKcGAfx — Variety (@Variety) October 24, 2021©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' rolls into Cannes
France Cannes 2021 The French Dispatch Red Carpet Benicio Del Toro, from left, Tilda Swinton, Timothee Chalamet, director Wes Anderson, and Adrien Brody pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The French Dispatch' at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, July 12, 2021. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP) (Vianney Le Caer)CANNES, France — (AP) — A year after it was first to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" finally rolled into the French Riviera festival on Monday. Anderson and the large cast arrived on the Cannes red carpet in a bus, with a grinning Bill Murray sitting shotgun. "The French Dispatch" was selected for last year's Cannes, which ultimately was canceled due to the pandemic. “The French Dispatch” is an affection portrait of a weekly literary magazine situated in the fictional French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé.wftv.com
Timothée Chalamet to play Willy Wonka in origin story
Film - Willy Wonka - Timothee Chalamet FILE - Actor Timothee Chalamet attends the premiere of "Little Women" in New York on Dec. 7, 2019. Chalamet will play Willy Wonka in a musical based on the early life of the eccentric chocolatier. Warner Bros. said the film will “focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Evan Agostini)NEW YORK — (AP) — Timothée Chalamet will play Willy Wonka in a musical based on the early life of Roald Dahl's eccentric chocolatier. Gene Wilder starred in 1971's “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” based on Dahl's celebrated book. In Tim Burton's 2005 reboot, Johnny Depp played Wonka in a Warner Bros. release that grossed $475 million worldwide.wftv.com
Super Bowl ads to watch: Sexy Alexa, Dan Levy’s M&M habit
It might not have seemed likely early in the pandemic, but the 55th Super Bowl Sunday is upon us yet again. Amazon shows off a sexy new body for its Alexa assistant, Dan Levy apologizes for eating M&M's and Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade makes a downpour of lemons a metaphor for 2020's troubles. AdInspiration4 “ Join Us "In what is surely a first in Super Bowl history, an ad for Inspiration4, a SpaceX supported all-civilian space mission touts a chance for viewers to join the mission. Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” apologizes to the M&M anthropomorphic characters that are Super Bowl mainstays and says he promises not to “eat any more of their friends." And E-Trade, famous for the talking baby ads it ran in the Super Bowl from 2008 until they “retired" in 2014, is back in the big game with an undisclosed ad.
All-Star Cast Assembles for First Photos from Legendary's 'Dune' Remake
Vanity Fair has shared the first crop of photos from Legendary's upcoming Dune remake. Here is a selection of them, from VF's Twitter:EXCLUSIVE: Timothe Chalamet is Paul Atreides. pic.twitter.com/aTcXkgeva0April 14, 2020#DUNE FIRST LOOK: Welcome to Arrakis.See Timothe Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, and more in this exclusive preview of Denis Villeneuves upcoming adaptation.https://t.co/LgK7g5Da50April 14, 2020You can view even more photos here. (Image credit: Legendary)"Dune" has an all-star cast which includes Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, and Jason Momoa. "Dune" is scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 18.space.com
Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals
(AP Photo/John Locher)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for a few dozen people who are in stitches watching the two comedians. Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell are just a few of the stars who circulated in and out of the Dolby Theatre to rehearse Saturday, including Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda and Mahershala Ali. But the stars weren’t always confined to the stage, especially if they arrived a little early. Makeup artists Antonio Rael has been standing in for big stars for 34 years. Rael was talking about the stand-ins but that doesn’t mean some of the stars aren’t anxious as well.