• Los Angeles October 27, 2019 7:11 pm

    Wes Studi to Make Oscars History for Native American Actors

    This Sunday, Studi will make history as the first ever Native American Oscar recipient at the 11th annual Governors Awards, alongside fellow honorary Oscar honorees David Lynch and Lina Wertmüller.

  • Los Angeles October 15, 2019 7:03 pm

    Julie Andrews Reflects on Her Hollywood Years

    Everyone is on their best behavior when Julie Andrews is around. It’s early June in Los Angeles and Andrews is coming to film segments for a night of guest programming on Turner Classic Movies and speak about her new book, “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years,” which hits shelves Tuesday. The air is thick with anticipation before her...

  • attorney October 4, 2019 2:11 am

    James Franco's Ex-Students Sue Alleging Sexual Impropriety

    Two actresses sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded Thursday, saying he intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at the actor’s now-closed Studio 4, said in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that Franco pushed his...

  • director August 29, 2019 2:57 pm

    Brad Pitt Goes Deep Into Space, Masculinity in ‘Ad Astra'

    Brad Pitt says that in his new film “Ad Astra,” he and director James Gray are digging into the idea of masculinity. “Ad Astra” follows Pitt’s detached astronaut character Roy McBride on a journey to the outer reaches of space to find his estranged father. The film premiered Thursday at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. Pitt said at a...

  • director August 8, 2019 3:03 pm

    New Michael Moore-Backed Doc Tackles Alternative Energy

    What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his Traverse City Film Festival. The film, which does not yet have distribution, is a...

  • energy July 23, 2019 2:51 am

    Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie Talk ‘Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood'

    Once upon a time, not too far from Hollywood, two of the world’s biggest movie stars were talking about what it’s like to screw up on set.

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019 1:06 am

    James Gunn Says He's a Better Person After Being Fired

    It’s been a roller-coaster year for James Gunn, who was fired from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” over old tweets in July, and rehired this March. But the writer-director who shepherded the first two “Guardians” films to critical and box office success said the experience has been an educational one. “I’m a better person than I was a year...

  • actor April 18, 2019 2:28 pm

    Marvel Closes a Decade-Long Story With ‘Avengers: Endgame'

    About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs plotting the future for the wild, experimental “cinematic universe” that he helped start in 2008 . He wanted to do something that they hadn’t done. He wanted an ending. And after a quick pitch to Robert Downey Jr., he, directors Anthony and Joe...

  • Netflix March 4, 2019 11:44 am

    Spielberg's Push Against Netflix at the Oscars Hits a Nerve

    When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend.

  • CEO January 26, 2019 4:42 am

    Sundance: Documentary Dives Deep Into the Fraud of Theranos

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has always been interested in the psychology of fraud and self-deception. So when HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Graydon Carter proposed that he look into the blood-testing startup Theranos and its charismatic young leader Elizabeth Holmes, saying yes was a “no-brainer.”

  • California January 25, 2019 1:03 am

    Ron Howard to Make Doc About Town Devastated by Wildfires

    Director Ron Howard is planning to make a documentary about a Northern California town’s attempt to rebuild after a devastating wildfire last year National Geographic Documentary Films announced the project Thursday which will focus on the Sierra Nevada foothills town of Paradise, California. In November of 2018, flames destroyed nearly 15,000 homes and displaced over 50,000 people. Its working title...

  • Halloween October 21, 2018 2:38 pm

    ‘Halloween' Scares Up $77.5 Million at the Box Office

    Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that “Halloween” took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at the box office with the second-highest horror opening of all time, behind last year’s “It.” It also...

  • California October 7, 2018 1:39 am

    ‘The Hate U Give' Screenwriter Audrey Wells Dies at 58

    Audrey Wells, who wrote the screenplay for the brand new feature film “The Hate U Give,” died the day before the film was released after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 58. A representative from United Talent Agency said Wells died Thursday. Wells also wrote and directed the 2003 romantic comedy “Under the Tuscan Sun.” The San Francisco native...

  • director July 22, 2018 2:25 am

    ‘Wonder Woman,' ‘Aquaman' and ‘Shazam!” Thrill Comic-Con

    Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like “Aquaman,” ”Shazam! ” and even “Wonder Woman 1984,” which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp and Nicole Kidman were just a few of the starry names to...

  • Halloween July 21, 2018 12:36 pm

    Jamie Lee Curtis Hugs an Emotional ‘Halloween' Fan

    In Comic-Con’s Hall H, the massive room that holds the highest profile presentations and hosts the biggest movie and television stars, there is still a strict division between the actors on stage and those in the audience. But Jamie Lee Curtis changed that Friday, walking off-stage during the presentation for the new “Halloween” to embrace an emotional fan.

  • disney June 17, 2018 6:13 pm

    ‘Incredibles 2' Crushes Animation Box Office Record With $180 Million

    Disney and Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film. Disney estimates Sunday that the film has earned $180 million in its first weekend in theaters.

  • actress April 2, 2018 4:33 pm

    Kristen Bell Narrates Cuddly IMAX Documentary ‘Pandas'

    Anyone who has seen Kristen Bell break down in (happy) hysterics over a sloth knows the actress’ affinity for animals, especially those of the cute and cuddly variety. So when the people behind the new IMAX original film “Pandas” asked “The Good Place” star if she would consider narrating the documentary, it was a no-brainer.

  • Atlanta March 19, 2018 10:15 pm

    Oscar-Nominated Short Depicts Real School Shooting 911 Call

    With the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School still fresh in the minds of many in the country, a pre-Oscars event Wednesday at the SoHo House in Los Angeles took on a more serious tone with a screening of the nominated live-action short “DeKalb Elementary.” The film is based on a 911 call from a 2013 incident in which...

  • Los Angeles December 15, 2017 11:50 am

    As Disney Swallows Fox, a New Era Dawns for Hollywood

    After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood. Disney’s deal to purchase most of 21st Century Fox ends the era of the “Big Six” major movie studios, toppling one of the industry’s most famed studios and dramatically redrawing the Hollywood map. Disney’s move — to pay $52.4 billion in stock for Fox assets —...

  • actor November 20, 2017 3:25 am

    Tambor Doesn't See How He Can Return to ‘Transparent'

    Following two allegations of sexual harassment against him, actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series “Transparent.” In an ambiguous statement Sunday that heavily implies, though doesn’t confirm, an imminent departure from the Emmy-winning series, Tambor referenced what he calls a “politicized atmosphere” that has afflicted the set. He said that this is...

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