• New England Patriots Oct 22, 2019

    Watch: Final ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Trailer

    The final trailer for the “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” debuted Monday night, offering montages of epic cosmic combat and a fleeting glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia embracing Daisy Ridley’s Rey. The spot generally struck an elegiac note of finality. “The Rise of Skywalker,” which opens Dec. 20, is the last chapter in the now...

  • Congress May 18, 2019

    Abortion Rights Demonstration Held on Cannes Red Carpet

    Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activists seen in the film, waved green handkerchiefs and carried a large banner while walking the Cannes carpet at the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas’ “Let...

  • Attorney Mar 7, 2019

    Warner Bros. Chair Being Investigated for Sexual Misconduct

    WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara promised acting roles in exchange for sex as detailed in The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. The article includes text messages between British actress Charlotte Kirk and Tsujihara going back to 2013 when they were introduced by Australian billionaire James Packer at the Hotel Bel Air past midnight. Packer and...

  • disney Jun 9, 2018

    Pixar Co-Founder John Lasseter to Step Down at End of Year After ‘Missteps'

    John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.’s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging “missteps” in his behavior with staff members. Disney announced Friday that Lasseter — one of the most illustrious and powerful figures in animation — will stay on through the end of 2018 as a...

  • disney Jun 9, 2018

    Pixar Co-Founder John Lasseter to Step Down at End of Year After ‘Missteps'

    John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.’s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging “missteps” in his behavior with staff members. Disney announced Friday that Lasseter — one of the most illustrious and powerful figures in animation — will stay on through the end of 2018 as a...

  • President May 7, 2018

    Cannes Announces Changes to Boost Female Representation

    The head of the Cannes Film Festival has held an unscheduled press conference to address the many issues roiling this year’s festival, from Cannes’ feud with Netflix to the #MeToo movement to the banning of selfies on the red carpet. Thierry Fremaux said Monday that the festival would improve the male-to-female ratios of its selection committees, name more women as...

  • China Apr 29, 2018

    ‘Infinity War' Opens With Record $250M, Passing ‘Star Wars'

    A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office over the weekend and edging past “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to set the highest opening weekend of all-time. “Infinity War,” which brings together some two dozen superheroes in the...

  • President Apr 12, 2018

    In Wake of Weinstein, SAG Says Auditions in Hotel Rooms, Homes Should End

    The Screen Actors Guild on Thursday called for an end to auditions and professional meetings in private hotel rooms and residences in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

  • Executive director Mar 19, 2018

    New Study Finds Female Protagonists Decreased in 2017 Films

    While 2017 may have been the year of “Wonder Woman,” a new study finds that female protagonists were down 5 percent in the year’s 100 top-grossing films. The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University released its annual “It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World” on Thursday. It found that females comprised 24 percent...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    New Study Finds Diverse Audiences Drive Blockbusters

    Just as “Black Panther” is setting records at the box office, a new study finds that diverse audiences are driving most of the biggest blockbusters and many of the most-watched hits on television.

  • Canada Mar 19, 2018

    ‘Black Panther' Blows Away Box Office With $192M Weekend

    Already a much-celebrated pop-culture milestone, “Black Panther” is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too. The Marvel superhero film blew past expectations, with $192 million in ticket sales in North America over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That makes “Black Panther” the fifth-biggest opening weekend ever, not accounting for inflation. The only films with a higher...

  • Good Morning America Feb 5, 2018

    With New Trailer, ‘Solo' Hopes to Outrun Production Troubles

    The first trailer of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has finally arrived, offering the first glimpse of the much-anticipated spinoff plagued by production troubles.

  • Los Angeles Nov 9, 2017

    Christopher Plummer to Replace Kevin Spacey in Upcoming Ridley Scott Film

    In a wholly unprecedented move, Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott’s finished film “All the Money in the World” and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month before it’s supposed to hit theaters....
    People close to the production who were not authorized to speak publicly said Wednesday that Plummer is commencing reshoots immediately in the role of J....

  • Sony Oct 8, 2017

    'Blade Runner 2049′ Pulls in Older Guys, But Few Others

    “Blade Runner 2049” opened surprisingly weakly at the North American box office, debuting with an estimated $31.5 million. That’s a disappointing start for a highly touted, well-reviewed sequel that cost at least $155 million to make. Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures, which collaborated on the Alcon Entertainment production, had targeted closer to a $50 million opening. The problem “Blade runner...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 12, 2017

    Liam Neeson Says His Days as an Action Hero Are Over

    Special set of skills or not, Liam Neeson says he’s finished making thrillers. In an interview, Neeson said that he plans to stop even though it’s hard to turn down the lucrative offers he gets thanks to his box-office success in the three “Taken” films, as well as other thrillers. Neeson believes he’s simply getting too old to be an...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2017

    Michael Moore Preps Surprise Documentary for Donald Trump

    Michael Moore is making a documentary about Republican President Donald Trump and says the president should be worried. Producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein announced Tuesday that they have secured worldwide rights to the film, which Moore had dubbed “Fahrenheit 11/9.” The name is taken from the day after the Nov. 8 election when Trump was declared the president-elect and is...

  • Robert De Niro Apr 30, 2017

    Coppola and ‘Godfather' Cast Reunite at Tribeca Film Fest

    Debilitating studio battles. One miraculously still cat. Mooning contests between James Caan and Marlon Brando. These were the memories shared, 45 years later, on the making of “The Godfather” in a rare reunion of the film’s cast and director Francis Ford Coppola at Radio City Music Hall....
    With the stage decorated to resemble the library of Brando’s Don Corleone, and a...

  • social media Mar 16, 2017

    ‘Matrix' Reboot? Some Say Studio Should Choose Another Pill

    A reboot of “The Matrix” is said to be the works, but many fans would rather see Warner Bros. choose a different pill. The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday reported that Warner Bros. is developing a relaunch of the 1999 film, which spawned two far less beloved sequels. Any new “Matrix” film is in such an early stage that it may...

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