Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Movies

He created a new boogeyman worthy of the Grimm Brothers in Freddy Krueger and dragged the horror film screaming into the postmodern age with ironic, self-referential films that mocked the conventions of their own genre.
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...
LOS ANGELES - Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like A Nightmare...
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...
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.
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?
Steven Rea picks this weekend's must-see movies.
Mistress America is not a new comic-book movie, although Greta Gerwig, who stars, has a kind of stand-tall, hands-on-hips superhero vibe about her.
Industrious microbudget moviemaker Joe Swanberg assembles another impressive troupe of actors for another slice-o'-life shamble, his characters angsting about fidelity, commitment, sex, parenting, friendship, aging, and - in the case of Digging for Fire - about human bones discovered in some shrubs.
The Prophet is as much a narrative film as its source material - Kahlil Gibran's 1923 book of the same name - is a novel.
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Want to create buzz for a space movie? Take journalists to a real NASA lab. Promoting a horror film? Order...
Sunday American tragedy Famed for its behind-the-scenes meta-drama - the last film for Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, with a stellar turn by a fragile Montgomery Clift and a script by Monroe's estranged husband, Arthur Miller - John Huston's classic 1961 drama,