Like Thor's computer-generated hammer raining down on his enemies, Hollywood's Visual Effects Society is speaking out against last night's Academy Awards telecast for making them the butt of a joke. In a scathing statement, the group of more than 4,000 artisans expressed offense over the presentation of the Oscar for best visual effects -- which […]
"Parasite" made history at the 92nd Academy Awards; Steve Martin, Chris Rock and a couple stars of "Cats" brought the laughs; and Eminem brought down the house.
Hollywood officially crowned a new global box office champ in 2019, as "Avengers: Endgame" edged past "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing movie in history. But while there was much joy in the MCU, back in our world there’s evidence that Hollywood at large kind of struck out.
Monday AM Update: Disney hasn't reported its final figure yet, but industry estimates show a Sunday of $40.25M for Disney's Rise of Skywalker, -15% from Sunday's $47.5M for an opening weekend around $177.3M. While that's a lot of popcorn and turnstile spinning for exhibition at a time of year when folks are distracted with holiday shopping and […]
Judi Dench said that her character in “Cats,” Old Deuteronomy, is actually transgender.In an interview with Out magazine, Dench recalled how she was forced to drop out of a stage production of “Cats” from 1981 in London’s West End.When the interviewer, who is transgender, pointed out that her character is traditionally played by a man on stage, Dench noted that the male actor Brian Blessed played the role in the 1981 production.“[It was] nerve wracking, because all I can hear is Brian Blessed all the time in the production that I wasn’t able to be in,” Dench said. “Totally unexpected, it was. I kind of call it ‘trans Deuteronomy,’ is the part for me. But it was lovely to be led about and be an aged, old cat.”Also Read: 'Cats' Poor Reception Prompts Universal to Send an 'Improved,' Updated Version to TheatersDench’s character is a wise, older cat who judges other cats in the annual Jellicle Ball. The cats have a chance to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn in a new life if they are chosen.Dench was meant to portray the characters Grizabella the Glamour Cat and Jennyanydots the Old Gumbie Cat in the 1981 production in London, but she was forced to leave the play after she snapped an Achilles tendon.“Cats” is in theaters now. Check out video of Dench’s interview via Out.Read original story Judi Dench Says Her Character in ‘Cats’ Is Trans At TheWrap
Despite mixed reviews and concerns of franchise fatigue, the force is still strong with "Star Wars." "The Rise of Skywalker" turbocharged the box office this weekend as the ninth installment set in a galaxy far, far away generated a massive $176 million in U.S. theaters and $374 million globally. Those domestic ticket sales didn't come […]
Universal Pictures notified theaters that the studio will provide an updated version of Tom Hooper's Andrew Lloyd Webber adaptation.
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will crush the box office this weekend with an enormous $195 million after taking in $90 million on Friday. "The Rise of Skywalker's" Friday total represents the sixth-highest opening day of all time, behind "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which generated $91 million when it opened […]
The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for Dec. 16-22, including the best deals we could find for each.
It’s been four months since the first trailer for "Cats" sent Twitter into a feline-frenzy, with reactions ranging from open-mouthed shock to furry-ious anticipation. Now we’ve actually seen with our own very eyes a fresh look at Tom Hooper’s ensemble of Jellicle cats.
There's a lot to be excited about this fall at the movies, from Jedi to Jay and Silent Bob, clowns to cats.