Netflix's "The Midnight Sky," an apocalyptic sci-fi drama starring and directed by George Clooney, offers insight into a possible future where unspecified destruction renders the earth uninhabitable. In a trailer released on Tuesday, Clooney's character is searching for a way to warn other survivors against returning to Earth after a global catastrophe. The film, based […]
A new Geena Davis-backed study found women over 50 are relegated to supporting roles in major films – and are portrayed as grumpy, frumpy or worse.
Star Wars toys starring the Child from 'The Mandalorian' streaming TV series have been big sellers. New toys arrive ahead of season 2 of the series.
Netflix and Neon came out on top, pulling in the most nominations in a field crowded with stellar doc picks.
As anyone alive right now can attest, real life is often as terrifying as any movie. Leatherface is scary, sure, but can his buzzing (and entirely imaginary) chainsaw really compete with the actual horrors lurking beyond your front door? For those seeking a different and maybe deeper chill than the kind your typical Halloween staple provides, there’s a growing canon of documentaries that prove how much stranger than fiction truth can really be—and how much spookier or more disturbing, too. We’ve cited nine of them here: an unsettling mixture of true-crime chillers, urban-legend examinations, and petrifying history lessons. For the sake of keeping the list manageable (and at least Halloween-adjacent), we left out climate-change docs and political exposés, frightening as both can be. The latter, of course, would be seasonally appropriate in a whole different way, but there are limits, even this time of year, to how much real-world horror you should really beam straight into your living room.
An official biopic of iconic blues musician B.B. King is going into pre-production in 2021, Vassal Benford, chairman of King's estate, tells Variety. This is a separate project from "The Thrill Is On," which is a drama about King's friendship with drummer Michael Zanetis starring Wendell Pierce as King. Confusion first arose when "The Wire" […]
In the comics, one of the great gimmicks of the Suicide Squad books (especially early on) was that characters died all the time. Before Harley Quinn came along and became the star of every Suicide Squad comic, waiting to see who would die was basically the whole thing. David Ayer’s movie paid lip service to that with boring nobody Slipknot blowing up after deciding to see if the whole “we put a bomb in your neck so you’d follow the rules” thing was legitimate and Diablo let himself get blown up, but—possibly because that movie isn’t very good—those didn’t feel like particularly impactful deaths.
Before she voiced Lisa Simpson, the actress had a memorable — and slightly terrifying — experience on the notorious horror film that marked King's first (and last) foray into filmmaking. "It was not legal, I’m sure."
Apple, Netflix and other streaming services explored the possibility of acquiring "No Time to Die," the upcoming James Bond movie that was originally slated to debut last April. The film's release has been postponed multiple times, with the Daniel Craig vehicle moving back to November before being pushed into 2021 as the number of coronavirus […]
The inside story of how the filmmaker pulled off the low-budget Zoom-based horror film, which featured a socially distanced shoot, had the actors executing their own stunts — and holds a coveted 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Filmmaker takes us through his favorite meme-inspiring kills, the darker original ending and why the villain is the anti-Freddy and Jason. "If you think of Death as sort of this sadistic force, what can he do to mess with you?
From Davy Crockett's fate to the real racial mix of soldiers "there are a lot of inaccuracies in the movie," says one historian of the famed Western, released on Oct. 24, 1960.
"Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen said on "Good Morning America" that he was concerned for actress Maria Bakalova during her scene with Rudy Giuliani.
Fresh from shepherding the "X-Men" franchise for over a decade, Simon Kinberg has signed on to write and produce Universal's feature adaptation of the sci-fi franchise "Battlestar Galactica," Variety has confirmed. Kinberg is joining producer Dylan Clark ("The Batman," "War for the Planet of the Apes"), who has long overseen development on a "BSG" movie […]
Spike Lee will receive the American Cinematheque Award and will be honored during a virtual tribute on Jan. 14, 2021. American Cinematheque chair Rick Nicita said the legendary director always keeps his finger on the pulse of society. "As a cultural arts organization that celebrates the importance of film in our society, Spike Lee is the […]
"The Invisible Man" writer-director Leigh Whannell and stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Storm Reid break down the horror film's allegorical messages.
The sleeper Broadway hit that was Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s The Prom is now a star-studded spectacle on Netflix starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, and Nicole Kidman, all of whom drown in autotune in the first trailer for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming adaptation.
Marge Champion, the famed actress, dancer and model, has died at 101, according to The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times.
A TV series reboot of the 1983 classic “Flashdance” is in the very early stages of development CBS All Access, which will soon be rebranded as Paramount+, TheWrap has learned.Tracy McMillan is writing the script for the potential series, which will be executive produced by Angela Robinson (who is set to direct the pilot) and Lynda Obst, who was associate producer on the original Jennifer Beals-led Paramount movie.Paramount Television Studios would produce the project.Also Read: ViacomCBS Streaming Shakeup: Tom Ryan Takes Over, Marc DeBevoise Steps DownAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported news of the “Flashdance” TV series. “The new take will revolve around a young Black woman with ballet dreams and a strip club reality who struggles to find her place in the world while navigating romance, money, art, friendship and how to love herself.”Representatives CBS All Access declined TheWrap’s request for comment and Paramount Television Studios did not immediately respond.Also Read: Fall TV 2020: All the Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows - So Far (Photos)Last month, ViacomCBS revealed that CBS All Access will be called Paramount+ beginning early next year. The rebranding is the second, and much bigger, phase of the two-phase expansion of CBS All Access, which first launched in 2014 and was among the earliest entrants in the streaming space. In July, All Access added more than 3,500 episodes from Viacom networks BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian Channel, along with a smaller redesign that incorporates hubs for the Viacom networks.In the weeks since the July addition of content, ViacomCBS said that All Access broke a new record for total monthly streams in August and experienced one of its best months ever in terms of new subscriber sign-ups (though revealed no actual numbers). In addition, the average age of new subscribers in August was measurably younger than the service’s overall average subscriber age, due in large part to the addition of UEFA and the newly added content from various ViacomCBS brands.Read original story ‘Flashdance’ Reboot TV Series in Development at Paramount+ At TheWrap
Sacha Baron Cohen serves up a serious October surprise involving Rudy Giuliani in "Borat 2," while the Trump counselor claims he was just "tucking in my shirt" and not in a compromising position.