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Each World in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Will Have Its Own Art Style

Each World in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Will Have Its Own Art Style

BY ABBEY WHITE | HollywoodReporter.ComTroy Warren for CNT #Entertainment"The idea that we'd be going to different dimensions really opened up an opportunity artistically," co-writer and producer Chris Miller said.Miles Morales will be swinging yet again into some groundbreaking visual territory when he returns to the big screen in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One).In a recent interview with Collider, filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller spoke about their ambitious approach to Sony’s Into the Spider-Verse follow-up. The writers teased that fans who loved the first film’s groundbreaking visuals will be in for yet another “ambitious” effort, according to Lord,…
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Rob Liefeld Launching Comic ‘The Defiants’ as NFT

Rob Liefeld Launching Comic ‘The Defiants’ as NFT

BY AARON COUCH | HollywoodReporter.ComTroy Warren for CNT #Entertainment  #NFTThe 'Deadpool' writer and artist plans the book to be one of four titles in a new universe.Thirty years ago, Rob Liefeld was among the comic book creators who left mainstream publishing to form Image Comics, an upstart company that grew to become the third biggest publisher in North America.Once again, the comics industry is in flux, and a number of creators are dabbling in a new medium, non-fungible tokens. On Jan. 20, Liefeld will become the latest creator to dive into the world of NFTs with the launch of the…
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‘Sing 2,’ ‘Turning Red’ Hit Home Viewing Early Amid Fragile Family Box Office

‘Sing 2,’ ‘Turning Red’ Hit Home Viewing Early Amid Fragile Family Box Office

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK | HollywoodReporter.ComTroy Warren for CNT #Entertainment'Sing 2' was made available on premium VOD just 17 days after its theatrical release as COVID-19 cases surge again due to the omicron variant.While Illumination’s Sing 2 did solid business at the year-end holiday box office — including becoming the first animated film of the pandemic era to cross $100 million domestically — families still haven’t returned to the multiplex in full force. And what momentum there has been is now endangered by the highly infectious omicron variant.The struggling family marketplace prompted Universal to make Sing 2 available on premium video…
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‘The Morning Show’ Renewed for Season 3 — With New Showrunner

‘The Morning Show’ Renewed for Season 3 — With New Showrunner

BY JACKIE STRAUSE, LESLEY GOLDBERG | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The flagship Apple TV+ series, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, is returning with Charlotte Stoudt at the helm. The Morning Show has some news to report. The media drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon has been renewed for a third season at Apple TV+ — with its third showrunner. Charlotte Stoudt will take over as showrunner starting with season three. Kerry Ehrin, who developed The Morning Show and who served as showrunner on the first and second seasons, will serve as consultant on the third season…
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Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of ‘Full House,’ dead at 65

Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of ‘Full House,’ dead at 65

By LYNN ELBER, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment  Bob Saget, a comedian and actor best known for his role the sitcom “Full House,” has died LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” died while on a stand-up tour. He was 65. Deputies in Orange County, Florida, were called Sunday about an “unresponsive man” in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando and found Saget dead, according to a sheriff’s statement on…
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Keanu Reeves’ Latest Act of Generosity: Treating Friends, Family and Co-Workers to San Fran Getaway for ‘Matrix’ Premiere

Keanu Reeves’ Latest Act of Generosity: Treating Friends, Family and Co-Workers to San Fran Getaway for ‘Matrix’ Premiere

BY  CHRIS GARDNER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The 57-year-old, known to dole out special wrap gifts like Harley-Davidsons and Rolex watches, picked up the tab for a weekend celebration in December: "He's epic." One needn’t search far or wide to find examples of Keanu Reeves’ generosity. As one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, the 57-year-old is said to be generous with his good fortunes, donating millions to charity and regularly coming through with impressive wrap gifts. (He doled out Harley-Davidson motorcycles to members of The Matrix Reloaded stunt team, and, more recently gifted Rolex Submariner watches to his stunt crew…
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Sidney Poitier’s Family Calls Him “Our Guiding Light” in Loving Tribute

Sidney Poitier’s Family Calls Him “Our Guiding Light” in Loving Tribute

BY RYAN GAJEWSKI | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment  #EditorsPicks The actor's kin remembered him as "a man who always put family first." He died Thursday night at 94. Sidney Poitier’s family is sharing heartfelt memories of the star after his death Thursday night at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 94. In a statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter, his relatives described their grief following the Oscar winner’s passing. “There are no words to convey the deep sense of loss and sadness we are feeling right now,” the statement read. “We are so grateful he was able to spend his last…
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Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o in ‘The 355’: Film Review

Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o in ‘The 355’: Film Review

BY  DAVID ROONEY | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing also star in Simon Kinberg’s globe-trotting espionage thriller about an all-female group of operatives chasing a deadly cyber weapon. There’s ample action but less excitement in The 355, a production launched with great fanfare at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival that Universal is now dropping on the marketplace with minimal fuss. The idea for an espionage thriller led by an ensemble of women was hatched by producer and star Jessica Chastain while serving on the Cannes competition jury the previous year, sparked by the billboards lining the Croisette…
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“It’s a Leaner, Meaner Business”: Hollywood Braces for Volatile 2022 Box Office

“It’s a Leaner, Meaner Business”: Hollywood Braces for Volatile 2022 Box Office

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment  #Business A full recovery will have to wait, and studios are now adjusting their expectations: "The bar for what type of movie is worth it in theaters has grown higher." Hollywood studio executives breathed a sigh of relief in October and November when overall moviegoing comfort levels hit an average 76 percent, the best of the COVID-19 era. While consumers ages 35 and older still were more nervous than their younger counterparts, progress was being made. Yet those comfort levels plummeted 10 points to 66 percent by Christmas — the lowest…
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Vicki Lawrence Shares “Fun” and “Bawdy” Memories of Betty White and Reveals Her Touching Last Word

Vicki Lawrence Shares “Fun” and “Bawdy” Memories of Betty White and Reveals Her Touching Last Word

BY KIMBERLY NORDYKE | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The actresses, who met on the set of 'The Carol Burnett Show' and went on to co-star in 'Mama's Family,' remained close until White's death: "I always said when I was younger, I hope I grow up to be just like Betty White, and as I get older, I wonder, who the hell can keep up with Betty?" Vicki Lawrence is among those mourning the death of Betty White, her co-star and longtime friend, who died last week at age 99, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. The two actresses met…
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