IFC's horror movie "The Wretched" is leading the small weekend box office with an estimated $186,000 at 59 movie theaters. It drew a respectable $3,153 per theater average during the Friday-Sunday period. Currently, 348 of the 5,400 North American theaters are open, including 169 drive-ins, according to Comscore. Last week, only 21 drive-ins were open, […]
GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis tells EW about progress with LGBTQ representation in Hollywood, how the group is trying to guarantee fair representation, and the storytelling at the forefront of the movement.
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 May 25-31, including the best deals we could find for each.
Screenwriter Randall Wallace describes the intense making of the "most masculine possible movie."
Despite uncanny similarities between his zombie outbreak and coronavirus, Max Brooks says he was looking to the past, not the future, when writing "World War Z."
“I hate to use the word 'stuck,' but we were," she said Thursday. "We decided to stay where we were."
"Tenet" and "Fortnite" became an unlikely duo Thursday night. Christopher Nolan's upcoming thriller teased more action and time-bending mystery in a new trailer released in the hugely popular battle royale video game. Not much is known about the film, which is Nolan's first since 2017's "Dunkirk." It follows a group of secret agents who are […]
Here's your first look at the toymaker's newest superhero sets that remix some of the biggest moments of the MCU. And check out the Iron Man helmet.
Will Forte and Jorma Taccone share hilarious memories from the making of the 2010 cult classic.
The soon-to-launch streaming service announced the debut of the near-mythical Snyder Cut, fulfilling the wishes of a long-running fan campaign.
Though audiences will have to wait until 2021 for "Morbius" and "Venom 2" to hit the big screen, Sony Pictures is continuing to build up its slate of Marvel films. Veteran TV director S.J. Clarkson has signed on to develop the first female-centric movie from Sony's catalog of Marvel characters, sources tell Variety. While it's […]
For weeks now, as COVID-19 restrictions across the country begin to ease (or, in some cases, even where they haven't), national and local news outlets have relentlessly reported on a seeming torrent of people streaming into public spaces. The coverage points to a common sense understanding: Spending two months sheltering in place with little-to-no human […]
The 93rd Oscars aren’t until February, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering postponing the big night, according to multiple sources. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, say definitive plans are far from being concrete at this juncture. The telecast is currently set for Feb. 28, 2021, on ABC. […]
James Cameron wrote the original screenplay, John Travolta played a "Star Wars" obsessed soldier and other things you didn't know about one of the defining action movies of the 1980s.
Apple TV Plus has bought worldwide rights from Sony Pictures to the Tom Hanks World War II drama “Greyhound” following a bidding war for the movie, which was previously set for a Father's Day theatrical release. Six-month-old Apple TV Plus announced the deal Tuesday. The streaming service did not disclose when it will release "Greyhound." […]
Director Gregory Nava explains why Hollywood's resistance to Latina stars kept Jennifer Lopez from getting the recognition she deserved for playing the Queen of Tejano music in "Selena."
Halle Berry is set to join the cast of “Moonfall,” the sci-fi epic from director Roland Emmerich, Lionsgate announced Tuesday.She’ll join Josh Gad in the film that will be released theatrically in 2021.In “Moonfall,” a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact, and against all odds, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love and risking everything to land on the lunar surface and save our planet from annihilation.Also Read: Josh Gad Joins Roland Emmerich's Thriller 'Moonfall'Berry will play a NASA astronaut-turned-administrator whose previous space mission holds a clue about an impending catastrophe. Emmerich will direct and he co-wrote the script with “2012” co-writer Harald Kloser, as well as Spenser Cohen.“Moonfall” hopes to begin production this fall in Montreal.Emmerich is independently producing the feature film under his Centropolis Entertainment banner with Kloser producing through his company, Street Entertainment. The film’s executive producers are Dennis Wang, James Wang, J.P. Pettinato, Marco Shepherd, Ute Emmerich, Carsten Lorenz, and Stuart Ford.Also Read: Halle Berry Congratulates Halle Bailey on 'Little Mermaid' CastingLike last year’s “Midway,” Emmerich and Centropolis are independently producing and financing “Moonfall,” overseeing all aspects of production, financing, delivery, and distribution and marketing in collaboration with Lionsgate, AGC International, and the film’s distribution partners around the world.Berry recently wrapped her directorial debut, “Bruised,” in which she also stars as a female MMA fighter. Her recent work includes “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.” Berry is represented by WME and Management 360.THR first reported the casting news.Read original story Halle Berry Joins Josh Gad in Roland Emmerich’s Sci-Fi ‘Moonfall’ At TheWrap
The release of Artemis Fowl has been uniquely impacted by the pandemic, and it’s now set to be the first major franchise launch of the coronavirus-era.
Norma McCorvey, also known as 'Jane Roe,' says she was paid to be an antiabortion activist in a new documentary filmed before her death.
“I would kill to go sit in a Denny’s right now,” Patton Oswalt tells me on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast. The comedian ends his latest stand-up special I Love Everything with a long, masterful bit about just how depressing that particular diner chain can be. But after two months in quarantine, he would welcome it with open arms. Normally, Oswalt would be performing stand-up at clubs in Los Angeles and touring theaters around the country. “I’m missing it so terribly,” he says. “I wish that my process was sitting at a table and writing jokes, but that’s not how it works for me. Some comedians can sit and write, some can’t. I’m one of those that has to be up on a stage, so it’s been a little rough.” I Love Everything, which is streaming on Netflix starting today, is Oswalt’s first special since 2017’s Annihilation. In that hour, he spoke frankly—and at times hilariously—about the experience of losing his wife, the crime writer Michelle McNamara, to an accidental drug overdose.In the four years since, Oswalt, who recently turned 50, got remarried and rediscovered joy. That’s what the title of his new special is meant to convey. Eugene Mirman on Losing His Wife Right Before Coronavirus: ‘It’s So Strange Going Through This Without Her’“I think it reflects just that kind of resurging of the life force after being in so much darkness and then being back in the light,” he says. “You know, like a man who was dying of thirst and gets a sip of water and it’s the most luxurious, delicious water he’s ever had. So that’s kind of how life felt to me after coming out of all that.” After tackling grief through comedy, the new special is full of both silly meditations on trivial topics like breakfast cereal and deft takes on Trumpism and the MeToo movement. “I would like it to be a good time to release a stand-up special because everyone’s in a good mood and I can add to the happiness,” Oswalt says. “But it’s a good time to release a stand-up special for very bad reasons. Everyone is stressed out and stuck in their homes. I wish that wasn’t why it was a good reason, but, you know, there you go.”Highlights from our conversation are below and you can listen to the whole thing right now by subscribing to The Last Laugh on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Why Fox News pushing to reopen the country is the ‘height of evil’ “It’s very, very frustrating when you see people’s economic and job frustration being weaponized to benefit the rich. Obviously you sympathize with people that are out there going, you know, reopen businesses and stuff because they have to go work. But those kinds of protests are being astroturfed by wealthy people to get those people back working for them. And they’re the ones being put at risk. So it’s the height of evil when you see the Fox and Friends people, who are in remote studios and safe from each other going, ‘We need to end this social distancing, don’t you think?’ Why don’t you guys do it first? You’re seeing them throwing bodies onto the barbed wire to benefit themselves.” Larry Wilmore: Trump ‘Was a Lock’ Before the Coronavirus On the futility of trying to ‘parody a parody’ like Donald Trump“I was on The Roast of Flavor Flav and Jeff Ross went up and said, ‘How do you shame a crackhead who wears a Viking helmet?’ Like, what is our function here even at this point? How do you parody a parody? How do you parody someone who’s a bad comedian trying to get jokes and get attention and shit like that? After a while, the insanity and stupidity of his daily existence—and our daily letting it happen—is going to steamroller anything you’re going to come up with as a joke. How do we satirize the transcript of our reality right now?” On Trump’s latest ‘sarcasm’ excuse“That is every idiot that you’ve ever worked a shitty office job with, who thinks that he or she is funny and they’re not. It’s always the people who aren’t funny, who insist that they are. They say something horrible and then everyone in the office is pissed off. And they’re like, ‘I was being sarcastic’ or ‘I was punking you.’ It’s just desperate. Someone who’s never been funny trying to make themselves seem awesome after the fact. And also, so hang on, your explanation for telling Americans to perhaps ingest bleach or disinfectant was that you were being sarcastic? So let’s rewind that. At the height of a pandemic, we were approaching 70,000 deaths, your plan was to go out and be sarcastic and snarky about the whole thing? Either way, it’s horrible.”Maria Bamford Is ‘Ashamed’ She Worked With Louis C.K.: ‘I Thought They Were Rumors’ Why he decided to tackle MeToo on stage“As a comedian, it feels a little weird not to address it because it’s a huge cultural shift that’s going on. I think for the better. There’s going to be a lot of really dumb, well-meaning male takes on this. I’m not as fascinated with the people that are the enemies of progress. I always love the people who think that they’re allies, but they fumble it. Because there’s been a lot of times when I have thought I was being an ally and I fumbled it. What’s funny to me is not people being mean to each other. What’s funny to me is people trying to be well-meaning and trying to be nice and fumbling it. That to me is always so much more fun. So I kind of wanted to embrace that with the whole MeToo thing.” On ‘Star Wars’ fans who are already angry about director Taika Waititi’s upcoming film“They’re doing the right thing with all these Star Wars films, giving them to really interesting, cool directors. So, yeah, I could not be more excited to see [Taika Waititi’s movie]. I thought The Last Jedi was fantastic. I don’t understand all the hate for it. He did everything you don’t expect. [Director Rian Johnson] went in every new weird direction, which is the same thing that made Empire so much fun. Everyone’s like, ‘No, you’re supposed to do this and this and this!’ Why would you want a movie to meet your expectations? Don’t you want it to surprise you and startle you? Why are you paying money to see something that’s going to give you what you’ve flatly stated you want? ‘I’m going to say this thing, now parrot it back to me, here’s $20.’ I don’t get it! I don't know what he’s going to do and I want to keep it that way. I should not, as a fan go, ‘Make this thing and please, here’s my checklist. I expect these boxes to be checked off.’ Shut up!” Next week on The Last Laugh podcast: Star of Devs and Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor will write the screenplay for Reese Witherspoon's "Legally Blonde 3." Witherspoon committed to the project, from MGM, in 2018 and is set to return as Elle Woods, the sorority-girl-turned-lawyer. She will also produce through her Hello Sunshine production company. “Legally Blonde” producer Marc Platt will return, joined by his Platt […]