• the card counter Sep 8

    ‘The Card Counter' Goes All In on Regret, Guilt and Pain

    In “The Card Counter”, Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) plays William Tell, an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions. Tell was one of the men involved in torturing prisoners in Abu Ghraib which we see in vivid flashbacks throughout the film. After serving time for his involvement, he spends his days in…

  • stillwater Jul 29

    Matt Damon on Roughnecks and Redemption in His New Film ‘Stillwater'

    In “Stillwater”, Matt Damon plays an oil rig roughneck from Stillwater, OK who travels to Marseille, France, to help his estranged daughter. Entertainment reporter Heather Brooker sat down with Damon and director Tom McCarthy to find out more about this story of redemption and family. “Stillwater” opens in theaters July 30.

  • land movie Feb 10

    ‘Land' Offers a Glimpse of Hope in the Face of Tragedy

    Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) stars in and makes her feature film directorial debut in “Land.” And right away it’s clear she has a gift in front of and behind the camera. She has directed many episodes of the hit Netflix show “House of Cards” so it’s no surprise she can tell a good story while also performing in...

  • let him go Nov 5, 2020

    ‘Let Him Go' Reunites Costner and Lane in a Western-Style Thriller

    Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are on screen together again for the first time since playing Superman’s parents – the Kents – in “Man of Steel” and “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.” They say they were thrilled to find a project to work on together where they were on screen for more than a few minutes. “I had hoped…

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sep 24, 2020

    Focus Features to Rerelease Ruth Bader Ginsburg Films ‘On the Basis of Sex' and ‘RBG'

    In tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Focus Features and Magnolia Pictures are teaming up to rerelease “On the Basis of Sex” and the documentary “RBG” in theaters this Friday. The films will be available in approximately 1,000 theaters nationwide. Both films were originally released in 2018. The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary “RBG” chronicles the inspiring and personal story of Ginsburg’s…

  • kajillionaire Sep 24, 2020

    ‘Kajillionaire' Introduces Us to a Strange Family of Scammers

    Miranda July (“Me You and Everyone We Know”) is known for creating unique, broken characters who do unpredictable things. And fans of her work who can’t get enough won’t be disappointed with her latest film. In “Kajillionaire” we meet the Dyne family – lifelong scam artists – who have also raised their daughter to scam, swindle and steal. Theresa Dyne…

  • Canada Nov 24, 2019

    ‘Frozen 2' Heats Up Box Office With $127M Opening Weekend

    Six years after “Frozen” kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf’s adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening for the Walt Disney Co.’s “Frozen 2” buried several records. It’s the highest-grossing debut ever for any animated film globally. It...

  • President Nov 20, 2019

    Hollywood Exec Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman, Biopic Screenwriter Says

    A Hollywood executive wanted Julia Roberts to portray Harriet Tubman in the leading abolitionist’s biopic, the screenwriter of the new film “Harriet” said. After studying Tubman’s life in college, where she helped lead enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad, screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard was determined to adapt Tubman’s story into a feature film, he told Focus Features, the...

  • disney Nov 12, 2019

    Disney Plus Suffers Technical Errors on Launch Day as Company Joins Streaming Fray

    Disney’s brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success. The $7-a-month service offering an array of Disney classics and new shows suffered some technical difficulties hours after launching at 3 a.m. E.T. on Tuesday. Users began reporting issues with the service on Twitter early Tuesday morning.

  • China Nov 3, 2019

    ‘Terminator: Dark Fate' Is No. 1, But It's No Winner

    It might be judgment day for the Terminator franchise. Despite generally favorable reviews and the return of star Linda Hamilton and producer James Cameron, “Terminator: Dark Fate” has opened well below expectations at the box office. Studios on Sunday estimate that “Dark Fate” earned only $29 million from over 4,000 North American locations. The film from Paramount Pictures cost a...

  • China Sep 29, 2019

    ‘Abominable' No. 1 With $20.9M; Zellweger's ‘Judy' Sings Out

    The DreamWorks animated adventure “Abominable” topped the box office with $20.9 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the Renee Zellweger-led Judy Garland tale “Judy” got off to a strong start. “Abominable,” the weekend’s sole new wide release, is a co-production between Universal’s DreamWorks and the Shanghai-based Pearl Studios. So the $75 million-film’s performance...

  • King Sep 22, 2019

    ‘Downton Abbey' Overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at Box Office

    Raise your tea cups! The big-screen encore of “Downton Abbey” handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Last Blood” in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-office upsets. “Downton Abbey” debuted with $31 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, royally trumping the $19.2 million-opening for “Ad...

  • driver Apr 29, 2019

    2019 Summer Movie Preview: Sequels Galore, But Original Gems Too

    Pass the popcorn, the summer movie season is here and all the spectacle and air-conditioned respite it offers audiences. Summer at the movies has long been synonymous with blockbusters and franchises that are easy to spend a few hours with. For the most part, 2019 is no different.

  • China Aug 17, 2018

    In a Comeback Season for Hollywood, a Summer Without Bombs

    Have you noticed something oddly tranquil about this summer movie season? For the first time in recent memory, there hasn’t been one major bomb.

  • United States Jul 13, 2018

    'Downton Abbey' Movie to Shoot This Summer

    Focus Features said Friday that it will this summer begin production on a “Downton” film that will reunite the Crawley family on the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce.

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2018

    In Cannes, Spike Lee Lambasts Trump Over White Supremacists

    In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president’s response to last year’s violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Las Vegas Mar 19, 2018

    Fred Rogers, America's Favorite Neighbor, Celebrated in 2018

    It’s been 50 years since Fred Rogers first appeared on TV screens, a gentle and avuncular man who warbled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” as he changed into a cardigan and sneakers. The low-key, low-tech “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who always had time to listen to children. That legacy burns for many...

  • China Jun 2, 2012

    Katherine Schwarzenegger Cried At Dad Arnold's ‘Terminator'

    The biggest wildfire in New Mexico state history, roughly the size of New York City, is raging out of control in Gila National Forest and could burn for weeks, experts say.

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