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The Best Movie Scenes of 2018

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The Best Movie Scenes of 2018
When we think back on a movie that transported us, we often focus on a great scene — or maybe the greatest scene — in it. It’s natural. Those scenes are more than just defining. They can be the moment that lifts a movie into the stratosphere, that takes it to the higher reaches of our imagination — and, just as important, keeps it there. Here are 12 scenes from the movies of 2018 that did that without peer.

1. Jackson and Ally’s performance of “Shallow” in “A Star Is Born

When Jackson invites Ally on-stage to perform a song she’s written, the two don’t just sing together. They merge, in a scene so romantically transporting it creates a tingle that ripples right through your heart.

2. The family-on-the-beach embrace in “Roma

Alfonso Cuarón’s celebrated drama is not a movie of hugs, yet it has a single sublime one, rooted in the
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'Aquaman' Hits $152 Million at International Box Office

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'Aquaman' Hits $152 Million at International Box Office
Warner Bros.’ tentpole “Aquaman” has taken in $152 million overseas in 36 markets, with $135 million of that from China, where it opened on Dec. 7.

The Jason Momoa vehicle has become the highest China grosser in the DC Universe and surpassed the lifetime grosses of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Black Panther” in the Middle Kingdom. Mexico debuted with $1.4 million on Thursday on 3,517 screens while Russia and Brazil each took in $1.3 million.

Indonesia has taken in $2.2 million in two days and the U.K. generated $1.8 million in two days of previews. Taiwan’s two-day total is $1.4 million and the Philippines generated $1.1 million. In the U.S., Amazon Prime is holding advance screenings of “Aquaman” on Dec. 15 amid expectations of a $65 million opening weekend in North America on Dec.
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Kenneth Branagh’s ‘All Is True’ To Open Palm Springs Film Festival – Full Lineup

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Kenneth Branagh’s ‘All Is True’ To Open Palm Springs Film Festival – Full Lineup
Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare tale All Is True has been selected to open the Palm Springs Film Festival, which Friday unveiled its full lineup of films for the 30th edition that runs January 3-14. The fest also said that Bruce Bereford’s Ladies in Black will be the closing-night film, with the director and cast members expected to be in attendance.

In all, the fest will screen 223 films from 78 countries, and as usual will screen a slew of Oscar Foreign Language Film entries, this year numbering 43 of the 87 official submissions. Also on the docket: a 30-film retrospective of past fest selections, dubbed the Palm Springs Canon; special focuses on cinema from France, India and Mexico, and Jewish and queer cinema; and the new Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Award, named for actor and magician Ricky Jay who died last month.

In addition to the film lineup, the opening awards gala
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Aaron Haye (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ production designer) got access to Queen’s ‘incredible archive’ for this biopic [Exclusive Video Interview]

Aaron Haye (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ production designer) got access to Queen’s ‘incredible archive’ for this biopic [Exclusive Video Interview]
Though it was his first credited feature film as a production designer, Aaron Haye was cool as a cucumber making “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The art department veteran and erstwhile model maker felt “really comfortable with the material and with the team that we put together,” which put his mind at ease. Watch our exclusive video interview with Haye above.

See Rami Malek (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’): Freddy Mercury fought for us to be who we really are [Watch]

This 20th Century Fox release chronicles the life of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), from the formation of the band Queen through their legendary performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. As a designer, Haye tries to “absorb all the research I can possibly get my hands on,” and because Queen had such a high public profile “there’s a tremendous amount available online and in print.” He adds, “Knowing that the primary part of our
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Celebrities Pick Their Favorite Movies and TV Shows of 2018

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Celebrities Pick Their Favorite Movies and TV Shows of 2018
Still looking for the latest and greatest movie, TV series or book to finish before the year is out? Why not ask the folks behind Hollywood’s favorite hits, what they’re reading and viewing this 2018. We reached out to the stars and creators behind the things you love (including Barry Jenkins, Steven Canals and Dan Levy) to find out a few of their favorite things from this past year.

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)

Movie: “Roma,” “Green Book

“I loved ‘Roma.’ I just saw ‘Green Book.’ I loved that. I haven’t seen much but those were great.”

Henry Golding (“Crazy Rich Asians”)

Movie: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado

“‘Sicario 1’ was phenomenal. ‘Sicario 2’ was even better. Benicio Del Toro can do no wrong in my eyes.”

TV Show: “The Bodyguard

“I’ve been really enjoying ‘The Bodyguard.’ We sat on the couch and watched it and were riveted from episode one onward.
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'Aquaman' crosses $150m at international box office

China becomes best DC Universe release on $135m after one week.

After last weekend’s fireworks in China, DC Entertainment’s Aquaman dived into a further 35 markets on Friday as the international running total surged to $152m.

The tentpole has grossed $135m via Warner Bros Pictures International (Wbpi) after one week in China and already ranks as the biggest film in the DC Universe and has overtaken the lifetime totals of Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the two Ant-Man films.

Opening records have tumbled in the UK, where the tentpole stands at $1.8m including previews and scored the biggest opening
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How ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Costume Designer Julian Day & Star Rami Malek Fashioned A Freddie Mercury That Felt Just Right

How ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Costume Designer Julian Day & Star Rami Malek Fashioned A Freddie Mercury That Felt Just Right
On Bohemian Rhapsody, depicting the rise of Freddie Mercury from outsider status to that of an icon, costume designer Julian Day went after the essence of a figure that was larger than life, seeking to please both legions of diehard Queen fans and his lead actor, Rami Malek. For various reasons, Mercury was a substantially difficult character to take on. As singular of a stage presence as he was, with a uniquely potent global fan base, the musician was as influential in the clothes he wore, as he was in the songs he wrote. “I think he was quite revolutionary,” Day says, “in terms of pushing the boundary of what people hadn’t seen before.”

Going into the project with director Bryan Singer, Day knew he was making a drama, not a documentary, and approached his work as such. Even so, it was of absolute importance to Malek, stepping into a risky role,
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How Much Oscar Potential Does A Star Is Born Actually Have? Let's Break It Down

How Much Oscar Potential Does A Star Is Born Actually Have? Let's Break It Down
It's a Hollywood tale as old as time: a film generates strong buzz on the festival circuit for months, only to falter when it actually comes time for Oscar nominations. Despite receiving standing ovations at festivals like Tiff (2016's The Birth of a Nation) or earning praise for dramatic performances (2017's Stronger), some films just can't leap all the necessary hurdles required to make it into the race for an Oscar. Will the same happen to A Star Is Born?

Bradley Cooper's long-gestating project premiered on Oct. 4 to rave reviews for both his and costar Lady Gaga's performances, as well as the film's undeniably strong soundtrack. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter recently shared that at the official Academy screening of the movie for La-based members, so many people showed up that some had to be turned away at the door. The Academy members who did see it reportedly
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Are all 16 performers with Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards nominations locks at the Oscars?

Nine lead and seven supporting players reaped bids with all three of the top Academy Awards precursor prizes: SAG, Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice. Let’s take a closer look at each of the four acting races by examining who has run the board so far and who could still pull off a surprise on Oscar nominations morning.

Best Actor

Christian Bale – “Vice” (Comedy at Globes)

Bradley Cooper –”A Star Is Born” (Drama at Globes)

Rami Malek –”Bohemian Rhapsody” (Drama at Globes)

Viggo Mortensen –”Green Book” (Comedy at Globes)

These are the top four contenders according to our Oscar experts. Fifth place goes to critics’ darling Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) who was snubbed by the Globes and SAG Awards.

Best Actress

Emily Blunt –”Mary Poppins Returns” (Comedy at Globes)

Glenn Close –”The Wife” (Drama at Globes)

Olivia Colman –”The Favourite” (Comedy at Globes)

Lady Gaga –”A Star Is Born” (Drama
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Bohemian Rhapsody passes $600 million worldwide

Following hot on the heels of its Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor (Rami Malek), 20th Century Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is celebrating once again as it reaches a new box office milestone.

The film, which sees Rami Malek taking on the role of the iconic Queen frontman, has passed the $600 million mark globally, having amassed a box office haul of $608.7 million to date. Of that total, $175.7 million comes from North America, with a further $433 million from the international markets.

“Once our marketing team saw the film, we knew immediately that our key charge was to ensure that we created a global campaign that matched the singular energy and communal exhilaration of the theatrical experience,” said Fox’s President of Worldwide Marketing Pam Levine and Co-President Kevin Campbell. “Layer on top of that, a music catalog that could, on its own, power
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The Ultimate 2019 Film Preview

2018 is fast approaching its cinematic conclusion, which means that attention is inevitably shifting to 2019. This year appeared to be the year of the musical with The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Bohemian Rhapsody, and A Star is Born all raking in the cash. It was also a good year for Marvel as both Black Panther and The Avengers: Infinity Wars triumphed. The year is not over yet, however, with Aquaman, Bumblebee, and Mary Poppins Returns all releasing in time to take advantage of Christmas cinema-goers. But whilst 2018 might seem to have been a strong year for cinema, 2019 looks set to knock it out of the park. Don’t believe us? Take a look at our handy 2019 guide for all the proof you need.

Disney

The House of Mouse looks set to rule next year as the studio have an epic line-up, packed to bursting with fan favourite releases.
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Bohemian Rhapsody 2 Could Possibly Happen

Bohemian Rhapsody 2 Could Possibly Happen
Bohemian Rhapsody just crossed a major milestone at the box office, which has some people thinking about Bohemian Rhapsody 2. In a recent interview, Queen guitarist Brian May discussed the making of the movie along with some of his favorite scenes and the possibility of a sequel. However, that interview took place before the biopic became the highest grossing music film of all time, crossing the $600 million mark worldwide. Additionally, the movie has been huge for the band, putting albums and singles at the top of the charts again.

With all of that in mind, there could be a sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody. The movie ends in 1985 with Live Aid and Freddie Mercury lived for another six years before passing away at the age of 45 from AIDS complications. Brian May spoke about the temptation to go further in the movie, but ultimately, they decided against it. May had this to say
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Queen Legend Brian May Hints At Possible Sequel To Bohemian Rhapsody

As someone who was heavily involved in the creation of Bohemian Rhapsody, Brian May knows a thing or two about how 20th Century Fox’s music-fueled biopic fell into place.

Indeed, while chatting to Louder Sound (h/t The Express), the world-renown guitarist admitted that Queen’s Live Aid performance of 1985 was always earmarked to be the centerpiece of Bohemian Rhapsody, as he considers it to be the band’s one true pinnacle.

That’s not to say it was all downhill from there – far from it, in fact. Rather, the Live Aid performance served as a fitting crescendo to Freddie Mercury’s blistering rise to fame. But there’s still more story to be told. As May points out, if Fox goes down the route of a potential sequel, it could well explore Freddie’s twilight years between 1985 and 1991.

No. I think there’s a natural culmination there. And
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Queen Says Casting Sacha Baron Cohen In Bohemian Rhapsody Would’ve Been A Disaster

Over a month after its initial launch, Bohemian Rhapsody, Fox and Bryan Singer’s Dexter Fletcher’s music-powered biopic about the life of iconic musician Freddie Mercury, is still a powerhouse at the box office. The Queen frontman was a mercurial figure in his own right, and it’s fair to say that, with a whopping $603.6 million in the bank already, audiences have truly lapped up the movie magic – so much so, in fact, that Bohemian Rhapsody‘s domestic total of $175.1M is enough to place it above Straight Outta Compton ($161M) and make it the biggest musical biopic of all time.

That’s a truly incredible feat, especially when you remember the production troubles it went through, not to mention the controversy that surrounded the project when they cast Rami Malek in the lead role. But if you’ve been keeping up with the pic’s journey to theaters,
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocks Past $600M Ww; Becomes All-Time Top Music Biopic

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Continuing its pleasure cruise, 20th Century Fox/New Regency/Gk Films’ Bohemian Rhapsody has shot past $600 million at the global box office, becoming the highest-grossing music biopic of all time domestically, internationally and worldwide. The split through Wednesday is $175.7M in North America and $433M at the international box office for a global cume of $608.7M.

Nominated for two Golden Globes and two SAG Awards this week, the story of Freddie Mercury and legendary band Queen has now topped previous music biopic domestic record holder Straight Outta Compton. It’s also outperformed Fox’s own The Greatest Showman, a breakout that had extra-long legs from last year’s holiday corridor. This session, it will overtake 2008 musical Mamma Mia! worldwide (unadjusted).

The offshore play through Wednesday continues to be led by the UK with $57.9M, followed by those phenomenal runs in Korea ($56M) and Japan ($41.7M). France ($29M) and Australia ($25.6M
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Star Rami Malek on Wearing Costumes That Left ‘Nothing to the Imagination’ (Exclusive Video)

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Star Rami Malek on Wearing Costumes That Left ‘Nothing to the Imagination’ (Exclusive Video)
Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was known not only for his one-of-a-kind voice and his ostentatious stage presence, but also for the costumes he donned during his performances. To properly emulate the late singer, star Rami Malek had to squeeze himself into costumes for “Bohemian Rhapsody” that caused him some worry.

“There was one thing I was concerned wearing, and that was the leotard,” Malek said during TheWrap’s cover shoot for the Actors / Directors / Screenwriters issue. “There’s a harlequin one, but the one I was worried about the most was the sequin one because it really leaves nothing to the imagination. Not only are you walking out there basically naked, but then you have to strut on stage with the utmost confidence. At one point, you just have to say, ‘Well, you gotta do it. If you’re going to emulate him, there is no fear on stage.'
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Nominations for the 25th SAG Awards announced

The nominations for the 25th annual SAG Awards have been announced by the Screen Actors Guild.

On the feature film front, Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born pulled in four nominations in Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott) and Best Ensemble, while BlacKkKlansman and The Favourite received three nominations apiece.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ozark lead the way on the small screen with four nominations each, while Barry, Glow, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Kominsky Method all received three.

Check out a full list of the nominations here…

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

Christian Bale, “Vice

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book

John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:

Emily Blunt, “Mary Poppins Returns

Glenn Close, “The Wife

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite

Lady Gaga,
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Film News Roundup: ‘Aquaman’ Sets Pre-Sales Record

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Film News Roundup: ‘Aquaman’ Sets Pre-Sales Record
In today’s film news roundup, “Aquaman” sets a pre-sales record, “Bohemian Rhapsody” hits a milestone, and SAG-AFTRA promotes four executives.

Pre-sales Record

Aquaman” has set a pre-sales record for Atom Tickets, topping “Deadpool 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Black Panther.”

“Clearly, ‘Aquaman’ has captured the attention of movie fans with its larger-than-life adventure that must be seen on the big screen,” Atom Tickets co-founder and chairman Matthew Bakal said.

Atom Tickets is the exclusive ticketing platform for Amazon Prime’s advance screening of “Aquaman” on Dec. 15, in addition to selling tickets for the wide release six days later amid expectations of a $65 million opening weekend in North America. Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets through Atom Tickets for the showing at more than 1,000 Regal, AMC, ArcLight Cinemas, and National Amusements theaters.

Box Office Milestone

Twentieth Century Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has crossed $600 million at the worldwide box office,
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Spider-Man, Mortal Engines and Clint Eastwood Are Ready to Brawl at the Box Office

It's been a relatively quiet couple of weeks at the box office, with Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 scoring a rare threepeat last weekend, mostly due to a lack of competition, bringing in $16. 1 million. But that all changes this weekend as a new, very different kind of animated movie is going to find itself on top, as Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will reign supreme. Also making their way to theaters this weekend are Mortal Engines and The Mule, both of which have very different outlooks.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which features the Miles Morales version of the character front and center alongside an older Peter Parker, has scored rave reviews thus far, currently sitting at a 99 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That, coupled with the general love for the character, will help Sony's animated superhero flick win the weekend box office with a take of around $30 million,
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2018 Movie Trailer Mashup Relives the Year's Biggest and Best Moments

2018 Movie Trailer Mashup Relives the Year's Biggest and Best Moments
The best 2018 Movies have almost all come and gone. It's hard to believe, but the year is nearly over and it's already time to look back at all of the great movies that were released in the last 12 months. A new video takes all of the highlights from the year and crams them into a 6-minute video set to three perfect songs. The video even packs in some of the movies that haven't been released yet, including Aquaman, Vice, and Bumblebee. It's all here from the action to the tear jerking and everything in between.

Marvel Studios' Black Panther was the movie that truly kicked off 2018, breaking records left and right, becoming a cultural phenomenon. The Ryan Coogler-directed comic book adventure is featured in the mashup video next to scenes from Annihilation, Christopher Robin, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as well. Mary Queen of Scots is
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