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Tribeca Film Festival Sets 2021 Return

Tribeca Film Festival Sets 2021 Return After it was forced to scrub this year's edition due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tribeca Film Festival has announced it will return in 2021. Next year's festival will run from June 9 to 20 in New York City. "We look forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary and to honoring what our founders Jane Rosenthal [...]

'Batman: Arkham' creators next target a 'Suicide Squad' game

'Batman: Arkham' creators next target a 'Suicide Squad' game DC's villains are putting a target on Superman's back.

Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties

Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties It began as a lighthearted conversation between two Jewish comedians, riffing on a podcast about the idiosyncrasies of their shared heritage. Israel has long benefited from financial and political support from American Jews.

'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. almost didn't do the movie over pay equity: 'If my Black life matters, make sure I can take money home to feed my children'

'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. almost didn't do the movie over pay equity: 'If my Black life matters, make sure I can take money home to feed my children' Odom says he was still in negotiations for his salary for the filmed version of "Hamilton" the day before it was set to begin shooting.

Daniel Kaluuya Should Get Oscar Attention Based on This First 'Judas and the Black Messiah' Trailer

Daniel Kaluuya Should Get Oscar Attention Based on This First 'Judas and the Black Messiah' Trailer The new film from Warner Bros. and producer Ryan Coogler co-stars Lakeith Stanfield and is directed by Shaka King.

'Gangsta's Paradise' at 25: Coolio talks 'great white hope' movie clichés, Weird Al feud, and performing with Michelle Pfeiffer, Stevie Wonder and Howard Stern

'Gangsta's Paradise' at 25: Coolio talks 'great white hope' movie clichés, Weird Al feud, and performing with Michelle Pfeiffer, Stevie Wonder and Howard Stern The dramatic, orchestral 'Dangerous Minds' theme remains a bona fide hip-hop classic, and it has held up better than the film itself.

DC Comics is dragged for misrepresenting 'Blerd' culture: 'Words mean things'

DC Comics is dragged for misrepresenting 'Blerd' culture: 'Words mean things' DC Comics sparked an outcry on social media with its special announcement about an upcoming FanDome event.

The Tubes' Fee Waybill recalls bonkers 'Xanadu' scene: 'What, are you a disco band now?'

The Tubes' Fee Waybill recalls bonkers 'Xanadu' scene: 'What, are you a disco band now?' Incredibly, the Tubes didn't know until they showed up on the set that they'd signed on to be part of a big-band/disco mashup.

Seth Rogen loved working with himself in 'American Pickle,' says every creative decision he's made came after smoking weed

Seth Rogen loved working with himself in 'American Pickle,' says every creative decision he's made came after smoking weed "I liked working with myself a lot more than I like working with most other actors, I can definitely say," the "Pineapple Express" actor admits.

New 'Dirty Dancing' Movie With Jennifer Grey Confirmed By Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer

New 'Dirty Dancing' Movie With Jennifer Grey Confirmed By Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed what we first told you back in mid-July, in what he billed as "one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood": Jennifer Grey is starring and executive producing a new Dirty Dancing movie at the mini-major. Warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine is shepherding the project with Gillian Bohrer from a screenplay [...]

Janelle Monáe's Thriller 'Antebellum' Heads Straight to Premium Video-on-Demand

Janelle Monáe's Thriller 'Antebellum' Heads Straight to Premium Video-on-Demand "Antebellum," a time-bending horror film starring Janelle Monáe, is the latest movie to premiere on digital rental platforms in lieu of its planned theatrical release as coronavirus cases continue to spike. Written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, the film was initially expected to debut in theaters in August. But since there's no [...]

Hasbro Pulling Trolls Doll Due to Sensor Placement That 'May Be Perceived as Inappropriate'

Hasbro Pulling Trolls Doll Due to Sensor Placement That 'May Be Perceived as Inappropriate' The sensor's placement "was not intentional and we are happy to provide consumers with a replacement Poppy doll," said Hasbro spokeswoman Julie Duffy

Sundance Gets Approval to Shorten 2021 Festival Due to Coronavirus

Sundance Gets Approval to Shorten 2021 Festival Due to Coronavirus Next year's Sundance Film Festival will be significantly shorter than previous editions of the annual celebration of the best in indie cinema. The news comes after Sundance previously announced that it would upend the way it was hosting the 2021 version of the festival due to coronavirus, adding virtual screenings and talks to the program. [...]

See Zola teaser inspired by first tweet from viral Twitter thread movie is based on

See Zola teaser inspired by first tweet from viral Twitter thread movie is based on The highly anticipated 'Zola,' hyped up by reviews from Sundance this year, has finally given an assurance that it's coming soon.

'A League of Their Own' Series Gets Greenlight at Amazon

'A League of Their Own' Series Gets Greenlight at Amazon Amazon's series adaptation of "A League of Their Own" has been ordered to series, Variety has learned. Like the 1992 Penny Marshall film, the hour-long series will tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball. The show will also explore race and sexuality, following the journey of a whole [...]

'Knight Rider' Feature In The Works From Spyglass Media & James Wan; TJ Fixman Scripting

'Knight Rider' Feature In The Works From Spyglass Media & James Wan; TJ Fixman Scripting EXCLUSIVE: Spyglass Media Group has teamed with Atomic Monster's James Wan and Michael Clear to develop a film based on the 1980s classic action series Knight Rider. TJ Fixman, a former video game writer, is adapting the screenplay. Created by Glen A. Larson, Knight Rider first aired on NBC from 1982-1986 and boosted David Hasselhoff's [...]

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Lands September Debut in China

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Lands September Debut in China Chinese moviegoers are set for a Christopher Nolan bonanza on the big screen: the director's sci-fi epic "Tenet" will launch in Chinese theaters on Sept. 4, a week after an Aug. 28 re-release of his 2010 film "Inception" and a month after a re-run of "Interstellar." "Tenet," starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, is [...]

Nearly Half The World's Cinemas Are Back in Operation, New Data Finds

Nearly Half The World's Cinemas Are Back in Operation, New Data Finds While resurgent waves of COVID-19 have caused new lockdowns and stay-at-home restrictions in places including California, Hong Kong and Australia's Victoria State, nearly half of the world's cinemas are now back in operation, according to data from the U.K.'s Gower Street Analytics. That should come as some relief to exhibitors and distributors who, in addition [...]

Zoë Saldaña tearfully apologizes for controversial role as Nina Simone: 'I should have never played Nina'

Zoë Saldaña tearfully apologizes for controversial role as Nina Simone: 'I should have never played Nina' Saldaña, who was criticized for darkening her skin to play the late soul icon, expresses her regrets in emotional Instagram chat with "Pose" creator Steven Canals.

'Captain Marvel 2': 'Candyman's Nia DaCosta To Direct Sequel

'Captain Marvel 2': 'Candyman's Nia DaCosta To Direct Sequel EXCLUSIVE: In what is sure to be one of the bigger directing jobs to be taken off the table in recent months, we are hearing that Nia DaCosta, who directed the anticipated reboot of Candyman, has been tapped as director on Marvel's sequel to Captain Marvel. Disney and Marvel Studios had no comment. DaCosta takes over [...]

All 8 Harry Potter Films Are Taking the Knight Bus From HBO Max to Peacock Later This Year

All 8 Harry Potter Films Are Taking the Knight Bus From HBO Max to Peacock Later This Year Harry Potter is making a move! On Aug.

Ryan Reynolds Boards 'Everyday Parenting Tips' Monster Comedy for Universal

Ryan Reynolds Boards 'Everyday Parenting Tips' Monster Comedy for Universal Ryan Reynolds will produce and star in the monster comedy "Everyday Parenting Tips" for Universal Pictures. The project is based on Simon Rich's New Yorker humorous short story from May 2020, which was published in a Q&A format and included, "Q: When my child gets upset about monsters, my husband makes jokes to try to [...]

'Kindergarten Cop' canceled: Schwarzenegger film criticized for 'romanticizing over-policing,' compared to 'Birth of a Nation'

'Kindergarten Cop' canceled: Schwarzenegger film criticized for 'romanticizing over-policing,' compared to 'Birth of a Nation' "Kindergarten Cop" gets the boot from a Portland drive-in screening series after social media complaints and accusations that it's akin to "Birth of a Nation" and "Gone With the Wind."

Chad Stahelski To Produce 'Man From Nowhere' Remake At New Line, Reuniting With 'John Wick' Scribe Derek Kolstad

Chad Stahelski To Produce 'Man From Nowhere' Remake At New Line, Reuniting With 'John Wick' Scribe Derek Kolstad EXCLUSIVE: The partnership between the team behind the John Wick franchise continues as we are hearing Chad Stahelski is coming on to produce New Line's remake of the 2010 South Korean Pic The Man From Nowhere, with Derek Kolstad penning the script. Stathelski directed all three John Wick films with Kolstad serving as writer. That franchise continues [...]

NBCU's Peacock Will Stream All Eight 'Harry Potter' Movies for Free Starting Later in 2020

NBCU's Peacock Will Stream All Eight 'Harry Potter' Movies for Free Starting Later in 2020 NBCUniversal's Peacock announced that all eight Harry Potter films will be available to stream in windows starting later this year and rolling into 2021 -- including on Peacock's free, ad-supported tier. The octet of movies based on J.K. Rowling's famed fantasy book series is set to roll off HBO Max as of Aug. 25, after [...]

Pete Davidson Raves About Steve Buscemi in The King of Staten Island : He's 'Just So Special'

Pete Davidson Raves About Steve Buscemi in The King of Staten Island : He's 'Just So Special' Pete Davidson couldn't help but gush about Steve Buscemi's talent - and his fireman past! - in The King of Staten Island

'That was the original intention': Lilly Wachowski reveals hidden trans meaning behind 'The Matrix'

'That was the original intention': Lilly Wachowski reveals hidden trans meaning behind 'The Matrix' Co-director Lilly Wachowski reveals the sci-fi blockbuster was an allegory about gender identity and "the desire for transformation" but that "the world wasn't quite ready for it."

'Mulan,' 'Tenet,' 'Star Wars,' 'Black Widow,' 'Wonder Woman 1984,' 'Indiana Jones 5': All the major blockbuster movies that have been delayed due to the coronavirus

'Mulan,' 'Tenet,' 'Star Wars,' 'Black Widow,' 'Wonder Woman 1984,' 'Indiana Jones 5': All the major blockbuster movies that have been delayed due to the coronavirus The coronavirus has wrecked havoc on Hollywood's release schedule, as multiple blockbusters-to-be have had their release dates postponed by as much as a year or canceled indefinitely. We're tracking the latest news on when you'll be able to see major movies at a theater - or, in some cases, a streaming service - near you.

With 'Mulan,' Disney Tests Out Entirely New Early VOD Model

With 'Mulan,' Disney Tests Out Entirely New Early VOD Model In another major blow to movie theaters, Disney announced "Mulan" will forgo its planned theatrical release. Instead, the live-action remake is premiering on Disney Plus on Sept. 4 for a premium rental price. Unlike the rest of the content available on Disney Plus, "Mulan" won't be available directly to subscribers.

With 'Mulan,' Disney Tests Out Entirely New Early VOD Model

With 'Mulan,' Disney Tests Out Entirely New Early VOD Model In another major blow to movie theaters, Disney announced "Mulan" will forgo its planned theatrical release. Instead, the live-action remake is premiering on Disney Plus on Sept. 4 for a premium rental price. The company believes that the release of the action epic will help drive subscribers while serving as a valuable test case to [...]

Can Johnny Depp's Career Survive His Salacious Trial?

Can Johnny Depp's Career Survive His Salacious Trial? Drugs, alcohol, more than half a billion dollars vanished and allegations of domestic violence. These are the makings of a PR nightmare, enough to ruin even the biggest star's career. But for Johnny Depp, these headlines have become his reality, as the damaged A-lister undergoes a messy trial in the public eye where he has [...]

'Mulan' Going On Disney+ & Theaters In September; CEO Bob Chapek Says Decision Is "One-Off", Not New Windows Model

'Mulan' Going On Disney+ & Theaters In September; CEO Bob Chapek Says Decision Is Refresh for updates: On Disney's 3Q earnings call Tuesday, it was announced that Mulan is going to Disney+ on September 4. Specifically, Disney will be releasing the film theatrically in certain markets where the studio currently has no announced launch plans for Disney+ and where theaters are open (i.e., China). The concern with opening the film [...]

Ryan Reynolds eviscerates 'Green Lantern' and teases the Snyder Cut in the viral Reynolds Cut of his superhero bomb

Ryan Reynolds eviscerates 'Green Lantern' and teases the Snyder Cut in the viral Reynolds Cut of his superhero bomb Rather than hide from the movie's failure, the star has cheekily embraced its status as a superhero also-ran.

'Aladdin"s Naomi Scott To Star Opposite Anthony Ramos in Amblin's 'Distant'

'Aladdin EXCLUSIVE: Naomi Scott, who had a breakout performance as Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin, is set to co-star with Hamilton star Anthony Ramos in Amblin Partners' upcoming comedic sci-fi film Distant. Scott joins the film after the withdrawal of Rachel Brosnahan, who had to part ways with the project due to scheduling conflicts with production [...]

'Coyote Ugly' at 20: How the hit movie turned the New York bar into an international franchise

'Coyote Ugly' at 20: How the hit movie turned the New York bar into an international franchise Coyote Ugly owner, Liliana Lovell, reveals how her bar arrived on the big screen, and how she took the franchise global.

'Dirty Harry' Actor Reni Santoni, Who Also Played Poppie in 'Seinfeld,' Dies at 81

'Dirty Harry' Actor Reni Santoni, Who Also Played Poppie in 'Seinfeld,' Dies at 81 The actor died on Saturday after several months in hospice care in Los Angeles

John Boyega, Darren Criss Star In Scripted Podcast 'There Be Monsters' From iHeartPodcast Network

John Boyega, Darren Criss Star In Scripted Podcast 'There Be Monsters' From iHeartPodcast Network EXCLUSIVE: iHeartRadio, FlynnPictureCo., Psychopia Pictures and UpperRoom Productions have defied the pandemic to complete production on There Be Monsters, a 10-part narrative sci-fi thriller podcast. Starring are Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's John Boyega and American Crime: The Assassination of Gianni Versace's Darren Criss. There Be Monsters is produced by Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo., [...]

Cocaine 'was almost like coffee': John Landis, Dan Aykroyd talk John Belushi, frantic 'Blues Brothers' shoot as film turns 40

Cocaine 'was almost like coffee': John Landis, Dan Aykroyd talk John Belushi, frantic 'Blues Brothers' shoot as film turns 40 John Landis and Dan Aykroyd talk about "Blues Brothers" and late star John Belushi's rampant cocaine use.

The It List: Shark Week kicks off with Mike Tyson fighting a Great White, Luke Bryan drops new album, Seth Rogen teams with Seth Rogen in 'American Pickle' and the best in pop culture the week of Aug. 3, 2020

The It List: Shark Week kicks off with Mike Tyson fighting a Great White, Luke Bryan drops new album, Seth Rogen teams with Seth Rogen in 'American Pickle' and the best in pop culture the week of Aug. 3, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we're going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for Aug. 3-9, including the best deals we could find for each.

Lifetime makes holiday history with its first LGBTQ and Asian-American Christmas movies

Lifetime makes holiday history with its first LGBTQ and Asian-American Christmas movies Unveiling its 2020 slate of original holiday movies, which traditionally air from October through December, the network placed itself firmly on the side of representation and inclusion with a diverse line-up of films.

'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' composer Danny Elfman assumed he'd never work in Hollywood again: 'I thought the score would get thrown out'

'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' composer Danny Elfman assumed he'd never work in Hollywood again: 'I thought the score would get thrown out' Thirty-five years ago marked the beginning of one of the most creative musical partnerships in cinema, but Elfman never thought he'd have a career in music at all.

'The Devil All the Time' First Look: Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland Star in Netflix's Explosive Gothic

'The Devil All the Time' First Look: Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland Star in Netflix's Explosive Gothic Also starring Riley Keough and Sebastian Stan, Antonio Campos' new film about faith gone wrong drops on the streaming platform September 16.

Bradley Cooper Circling Role in Paul Thomas Anderson's New 1970s-Set Movie

Bradley Cooper Circling Role in Paul Thomas Anderson's New 1970s-Set Movie Leonardo DiCaprio was reportedly in the mix at one point to star in Anderson's upcoming 1970s drama.

Analyst: VOD deal between NBCUniversal, AMC will likely 'dampen movie attendance,' hurt industry

Analyst: VOD deal between NBCUniversal, AMC will likely 'dampen movie attendance,' hurt industry NBCUniversal and AMC's historic theatrical deal is groundbreaking for the industry - but it could spell trouble for smaller theater chains across the United States.

Making original 'X-Men' movie 'created a monster' with Bryan Singer's alleged predatory behavior: report

Making original 'X-Men' movie 'created a monster' with Bryan Singer's alleged predatory behavior: report A new "Hollywood Reporter" investigation claims "X-Men" director Bryan Singer's pattern of alleged sexual misconduct dates back to his seminal superhero blockbuster.

Romany Malco talks 'Tijuana Jackson,' fighting for equal pay in Hollywood: 'There is a Black fee and a white fee'

Romany Malco talks 'Tijuana Jackson,' fighting for equal pay in Hollywood: 'There is a Black fee and a white fee' The actor explains how his new comedy relates to the George Floyds of the world, reveals bias he's faced in Hollywood.

New Captain America Anthony Mackie criticizes Marvel's diversity efforts: 'In no way, shape, or form is it enough'

New Captain America Anthony Mackie criticizes Marvel's diversity efforts: 'In no way, shape, or form is it enough' "It's a huge opportunity for me to be part of the Marvel universe, so it's my job to make sure the Marvel universe is as good as it can be," the actor said.

Courteney Cox Will Return as Gale Weathers in 'Scream' Reboot

Courteney Cox Will Return as Gale Weathers in 'Scream' Reboot Courteney Cox will reprise her role as news reporter Gale Weathers in the upcoming "Scream" reboot. Spyglass Media Group and Paramount made the announcement Friday and said filming is expected to begin later this year in Wilmington, N.C. "Ready or Not" directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are helming the reboot from a script by [...]

Katie Holmes on living in New York during the pandemic, schools reopening come fall: 'I want everybody to be as safe as possible'

Katie Holmes on living in New York during the pandemic, schools reopening come fall: 'I want everybody to be as safe as possible' The actress hopes that her new movie, "The Secret: Dare to Dream," has the power to bring the best out of people.

'X-Men' Cast Almost Quit After Set Injury Allegedly Caused by 'Incapacitated' Bryan Singer

'X-Men' Cast Almost Quit After Set Injury Allegedly Caused by 'Incapacitated' Bryan Singer The incident reportedly led Halle Berry to tell Singer, "You can kiss my Black ass."

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