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- Rebecca Rubin
‘Black Widow’ vs. ‘F9’: Which Summer Blockbuster Will Blink First?

Disney’s “Black Widow” and Universal’s “F9” are poised to kick off summer moviegoing season. Yet it’s unlikely either blockbuster will actually arrive on schedule. While neither film has been postponed, industry experts and insiders have been speculating that Hollywood’s next… [...]

- Jamie Lang
Warner Bros. to Produce Local Versions of Nippon TV’s ‘Mute It!’ in Multiple Territories – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, Warner Bros. announces several local versions of Nippon TV’s “Mute It!”, “Ugly Betty” gets a Ukrainian makeover, Twickenham Film Studios plans a facelift of its own, Australia’s Stan hires Amanda Duthie and beIN Sports gets Ligue… [...]

- Todd Spangler
Jay-Z, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Establish $24 Million Fund to Develop Bitcoin

Rapper-entrepreneur Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, teamed up to form a new Bitcoin fund, focused on developing the cryptocurrency’s adoption initially in Africa and India. The duo are investing 500 Bitcoin, currently worth about $24 million,… [...]

- Joe Leydon
‘Adverse’ Review: A ’90s-Style Thriller With Smartphones, Rideshares and Bloody Tire Irons

A quick glance at its supporting cast — a lineup that includes such notables as Mickey Rourke, Lou Diamond Phillips, Penelope Ann Miller and Sean Astin — might lead you to suspect “Adverse” has only recently been retrieved from a… [...]

- Rebecca Rubin
‘My Little Pony’ Movie Skipping Theaters to Debut on Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

“My Little Pony,” an animated movie aimed at family audiences, is heading to Netflix. Paramount Pictures was originally set to distribute the film, which had been scheduled to open in theaters on Sept. 24, 2021. Hasbro’s entertainment studio Entertainment One produced… [...]

- dharv2014
‘Fear of Rain’ Review: A Schizophrenic Teen Turns Sleuth

“Am I crazy or is this really happening?” is by now a fairly familiar hook for thrillers. But Castille Landon’s “Fear of Rain” gets some fresh mileage from it by embedding us in the perspective of a teenager diagnosed with… [...]

- msravindran
Incoming BFI Chair Tim Richards, CEO of European Cinema Giant Vue, Outlines Vision (EXCLUSIVE)

Vue International boss Tim Richards is stepping in as chair of the British Film Institute (BFI) at one of the most pivotal moments in the org’s history. The U.K. industry has weathered close to a year of the coronavirus pandemic… [...]

- Jem Aswad
Showtime to Air 90-Minute Documentary on the Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

Showtime has announced that it will air “The Show,” a 90-minute feature documentary that will provide a look into the making of the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, starring the Weeknd. “The Show” is directed by Emmy nominee Nadia… [...]

- Brian Steinberg
Fox News Anchors File Motions to Dismiss Smartmatic Defamation Lawsuit

Attorneys for Fox News filed individual motions Thursday night to dismiss Smartmatic’s defamation lawsuit on behalf of Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro, three anchors who have been named in the matter in which the voting technology company is… [...]

- elskes
Series Mania Postpones 2021 Edition to Late August

Series Mania, the TV drama showcase held in Lille, France, is postponing its 2021 edition to Aug. 26-Sept. 2 due to the pandemic. It’s the second time the event changes dates. Series Mania was initially scheduled to take place in… [...]

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This movie has been viewed about 18,000,000 times on YouTube and it was shot on inexpensive equipment, with no script, storyboard, or shot list. All that was needed was creativity, energy, and, oh yeah, a lot of money from Nike. (Some say that Nike’s budget was $4,000,000 and that Casey and his friend blew it within just 11 days of travel, although this has not been verified.)