Thursday, September 3, 2015

Movies

By Ramin Setoodeh LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Academy has a bad habit of forgetting movies that open early in the year. Of the 17 best picture nominees...
Was Steve Jobs a brilliant visionary whose singular mind, capable of blending art, technology and commerce as never before, inspired...
A Walk in the Woods is a so-so comedy, but it does restore a wholesome normalcy to the idea of traversing the Appalachian Trail.
He created a new boogeyman worthy of the Grimm Brothers in Freddy Krueger and dragged the horror film screaming into the postmodern...
Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been cast to play comedy legend Richard Pryor's 'grandmother' in a new biopic.
By Alex Stedman LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - If you want to be Like Mike, you might be in luck -- if you've got at least $10,000...
By Eddie Cockrell LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Deeply involving and emotionally searing, "The Daughter" reps a confident and profoundly moving bigscreen...
LOS ANGELES - Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76.
COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea Before We Go "It's possible you could meet somebody who's perfect for you, even though you're committed to somebody else," says Alice Eve to Chris Evans, who could be her perfect somebody in this strangers-in-the-night New York City romantic adventure. PG-13
Will Smith’s upcoming football drama, Concussion, was lauded almost immediately as professional sports’ version of The Insider after its trailer hit the Web Monday. But as hacked emails from Sony Pictures indicate, the league may have nothing to worry about after all.
Actors aren't the only ones who get typecast. Just ask Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, principals behind a string of successful, powerful, provocative documentaries - The Art of the Steal, Last Days Here, The Atomic States of America, and Rock School among them. The duo, partners in work and in life and long-time Philadelphians, had been itching to try something different, something with a screenplay and stars attached.
Last week and total box office in millions. Weeks    Per    Rank/Title/Studio Last Week   Total    Out   Location    1. Outta Compton (Universal) $13.1   $134.0   3   $4,180   
Captain America star Chris Evans, who has been described as "easy on the eyes" by at least one film expert, has a soft spot for romantic fare.
By Maane Khatchatourian LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - UPDATED: Although a fan and studio favorite to play James Bond, 007 author Anthony Horowitz thinks...
NEW YORK (AP) - The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" keeps chugging along.
Will Smith will soon take on the NFL’s traumatic head injury debate with the upcoming sports drama, Concussion, which saw the release of its first trailer over the weekend.
The Great Allentown Fair. The place to be for pop-metal, country, and EDM this week is up the Northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, with deadmau5, Def Leppard and Styx, Little Big Town and Ashley Monroe, Eric Church and the Lone Bellow all playing. Details at allentownfairpa.org.
By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Universal-Illumination Entertainment's "Minions" has crossed the $1 billion milestone at the worldwide box...
By Justin Kroll LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Following the report Bruce Willis was forced to leave the production of Woody Allen's next pic, Allen has...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a pre-Toronto International Film Festival development, Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson and Sofia Boutella have come on board...
There are actresses who raise hell about sexism in Hollywood, and there are, increasingly, actresses who do something about it.
By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's "Star Wars: Rogue One" has some competition -- "Chicken Soup for the Soul." Warner Bros. has given...
THERE'S A shocking and funny scene in "Mistress America" involving high school classmates meeting by chance at a bar, where one dredges up long-ago bullying.
The world has ended. Streets are deserted. Humanity is all but wiped out. Haven't we heard this one before?
Sometimes you walk out of a movie exasperated that only one female character had more than three speaking lines and played something other than an object of derision or sex.
I look up at the heavens every once in a while and ask: When will we see the end of this interminable deluge of movies about psycho serial-killer rapist creeps stalking, hunting, and victimizing scantily clad, weeping, screaming, pleading women?