Kayode Adebowale, a chemistry pr ofessor, has been named the University of Ibadan’s 13th substantive vice-chancellor (VC). After nearly a year of power struggles in the varsity’s hierarchy, John Oyegun, the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made the statement on Thursday, October 14. Adebowale, the first man...
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‘No Time to Die’ Cinematographer Linus Sandgren on What It’s Really Like Shooting a James Bond Movie in IMAX
Over the past few years, Oscar-winning Cinematographer Linus Sandgren has built up quite a resume. As the director of photography on films like La La Land, First Man, American Hustle, Battle of the Sexes, and The Hundred-Foot Journey, Sandgren has shown he’s got a great eye behind the camera, which explains why director Cary Joji Fukunaga asked him shoot the latest James Bond movie, No Time to Die. In fact, Fukunaga told me it was Sandgren’s fantastic work on First Man that got him the job.
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Damien Chazelle has become one of Hollywood’s most talented younger directors. He is already an Oscar winner for La La Land, whatever project he goes on will be met with great enthusiasm. This is the situation with his upcoming feature movie, Babylon. Chazelle’s latest work was the Netflix show The...
In holdover news, Venom: Let There Be Carnage earned $8.85 million on its second Friday, falling a brutal 76% and setting the stage for a $32.49 million (-64%) second-weekend gross. Venom fell 69% on its second Friday with far less competition, all due respect to First Man. A 64% weekend drop for Venom 2 would be just slightly worse than the 62% drops for Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017 and Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018, both of which legged out afterward. The hope is that the Tom Hardy/Woody Harrelson superhero sequel plays like those films or a 2000’s-era Adam Sandler flick, namely with a big second-weekend drop but with strong legs over the next month as the consensus choice/second-choice for moviegoing groups.
Claire Foy (The Crown, First Man) will portray Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in the upcoming series Doomsday Machine. The upcoming drama series will be based on the best-selling book An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang. Novelist Ayad Akhtar will serve as the series creator, though a network where it will premiere has yet to be announced.
With another $6.21 million (+8% from Monday) on its fifth day of release, Andy Serkis and Kelly Marcel’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage has officially passed $100 million at the domestic box office. The $110 million superhero sequel overperformed last weekend with a $90 million Fri-Sun opening frame, which was 12.5% higher than the $80 million launch of Venom on this same weekend in 2018. The film’s five-day total of $102 million is just slightly higher than the $98.112 million five-day cume of the previous Tom Hardy/Michelle Williams flick. It’s also essentially tied with the $101 million five-day cume (following a $94 million Fri-Mon Labor Day launch) of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Click here to read the full article. PARIS — Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer has tapped actor Ryan Gosling as its newest ambassador — the first partnership signed by the Canadian actor — starting today. Tag Heuer chief executive officer Frédéric Arnault expressed his admiration for the actor, describing him as “true artist” who “dedicates himself to [his projects] like no other, not only shaping his character but the entire creative direction” and lauding his “sense of detail in every image. His every shot is full of symbols, to a point where each one almost feels like arthouse cinema. Even...
Growing up in Sweden, Linus Sandgren recalls going to the movies as a teenager and watching the action adventures of James Bond as portrayed by Roger Moore. Already an aspiring filmmaker, he and his friends would make their own Super 8 short films based on the action and romance of what they witnessed on the big screen. So, it was nothing short of a lifelong dream for the Oscar-winning cinematographer to be chosen to serve as director of photography on No Time To Die, the 25th installment of the popular spy franchise.
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Alex Telles is full of pride after his first goal for Manchester United. The left-back struck in United's Champions League victory over Villarreal in midweek. Telles posted to social media: "Wow. "Still trying to find words to express my feelings... My first goal for United, inside a packed Old Trafford,...
As the Cardinals enter postseason and the Blues enter the regular season, we check out what's on the mind of St. Louis sports fans. Here are the highlights. Q: Who is first out of the bullpen Wednesday? I hope it’s Gallegos, but probably Flaherty?. A: I imagine the Cardinals will...