1-20 of 51 items   « Prev | Next »


'Furious 8' Tops $1 Billion, 'Latin Lover' and 'Baahubali 2' Open Big & 'Guardians 2' Debuts

5 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

While it's no small feat that The Fate of the Furious finished atop the box office for a third weekend in a row while crossing $1 billion worldwide, Pantelion's How to be a Latin Lover and Great India Films' Baahubali 2: The Conclusion are stealing some of the spotlight as the two films finished in second and third place at the domestic box office, despite the fact the two films played in just over 1,500 theaters combined. Additionally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 got off to a healthy start overseas, one week ahead of its domestic debut. With an estimated $19.3 million, Fate of the Furious sees its domestic cume grow to $192.7 million, earning a third weekend atop the domestic box office. Of course, the bigger story is the film became Universal's fifth title to top $1 billion worldwide, joining the ranks of Jurassic World ($1.67 billion), Furious 7 ($1.52 billion), Minions ($1.16 billion) and Jurassic Park »


- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Godfather’ Reunion: Francis Ford Coppola, Cast on the Complicated Journey to Make Film History

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Corleone family and then some got back together Saturday night to recount the making of “The Godfather” during the Tribeca Film Festival’s closing night.

Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire took the stage to discuss the film’s complicated origin story during the panel hosted by Taylor Hackford.

Paramount bought “The Godfather,” Hackford intro-ed the talk, but they didn’t believe that mafia movies could work.

“I was attracted to it because I thought it was a foreign author, and an intellectual book about power,” Coppola recalled seeing the book before he had signed onto the film adaptation. But upon cracking the cover, he had some hesitations. “I was disappointed in the book when I first read it because it’s very long,” he said. “Much of »


- Seth Kelley

Permalink | Report a problem


Barbra Streisand: Sexism Cost Me Multiple Oscar Nominations

19 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barbra Streisand argued that sexism cost her Oscar nominations for “Yentl” and “The Prince of Tides” during a spirited public interview at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday. But it wasn’t just men who balked at the idea of a woman calling the shots on a major motion picture.

“There were a lot of older people,” Streisand told her interlocutor Robert Rodriguez. “They don’t want to see a woman director.”

“I don’t know how many women wanted to see a woman director,” she added. »


- Brent Lang

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Audience Award Winners

20 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The jury prize winners from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival were already announced earlier in the week, but now the final two audience awards have finally been given out as well.

For the narrative competition, the award went to the women’s rights period piece “The Divine Order” (“Die göttliche Ordnung”), written and directed by Petra Volpe out of Switzerland. Volpe also won this year’s Nora Ephron prize, while lead actress Marie Leuenberger won best actress in a narrative feature film.

As for the documentary competition, Greg Campbell’s “Hondros” was selected as the fan favorite. Campbell and Jenny Golden wrote the doc, which recounts the story of award-winning photographer Chris Hondros who was killed in Libya back in 2011.

“The Divine Order” and “Hondros” were announced during the 45th anniversary celebration of “The Godfather” at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, marking the official end of the festivities. »


- JD Knapp

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Blasts Off to $101 Million at International Box Office

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will opening next weekend in the U.S. with over $100 million already in the bank.

The highly-anticipated sequel for Disney and Marvel opened in 37 territories, or 58% of international markets this weekend to a grand total of $101.2 million. Next weekend the film opens in key locations including Korea, Russia and China. Japan will commence screenings on May 12.

The U.K. brought in the most earnings with $15.5 million. “Guardians 2” boasts the second biggest day in the country behind the studio’s own “Beauty and the Beast.” The rest of the top five territories were Australia ($11.6 million), Germany ($8.3 million), France ($7.9 million) and Mexico ($7.6 million). »


- Seth Kelley

Permalink | Report a problem


Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island Tease Fyre Festival-Type Comedy

29 April 2017 10:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island are capitalizing on the failure of the now-infamous Fyre Festival. Following Ja Rule and investor tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland’s ridiculed Bahamian concert series, the comedians announced on Twitter Friday that they are working on a movie with a strikingly similar scenario.

Fyre Festival was touted as a “luxury” music festival with scheduled performances from acts like Blink-182, Migos, Major Lazer, Pusha-t, and Disclosure. However, after headliners Blink-182 canceled last minute Thursday night, concert-goers quickly realized the Exumas event was a disorganized mess.

Disgruntled ticketholders shared images of the disarray on social media, prompting organizers to apologize. Ja Rule admitted to being “heartbroken” by the failed fair, which some disappointed music fans have even been calling a scam.

Rogen and The Lonely IslandAndy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone — jumped on the viral Twitter trend to announce their upcoming comedy.

This seems like »


- JD Knapp

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Reservoir Dogs’ Reunion: Quentin Tarantino Says Wes Craven Walked Out of His Mafioso Masterpiece

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Godfather” isn’t the only classic whose cast and crew are reuniting at Tribeca this weekend. Last night also saw a 25th anniversary screening of “Reservoir Dogs,” with Quentin Tarantino appearing alongside Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth to discuss his classic debut.

Lynn Hirschberg moderated the discussion, beginning the proceedings by asking Tarantino about the film’s world premiere at Sundance. The writer/director called the event “kind of a disaster” because of technical difficulties: “At the height of it all, when everyone is pointing their guns at each other, the power went out. It was a fucking disaster.”

Well before “Reservoir Dogs” saw the light of day, Tarantino was confident that good things were on the horizon. He told the story of »


- Michael Nordine

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 Nashville Film Festival: Complete Winners List

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2017 Nashville Film Festival has officially come to an end after selecting its winners and honorees Saturday. The rapidly growing competition received over 5,500 submissions this year, and 303 of those films and shorts were selected.

Some Freaks,” a love story about an overweight girl and a boy with one eye, from director Ian MacAllister McDonald walked away from Tennessee as the grand jury prize winner. Lead actress Lily Mae Harrington was also named best actress, while composer Walter Sickert and music supervisor Dan Wilcox were awarded best music.

German heist mockumentary “The Migrumpies” from Arman T. Riahi was the audience award winner. “Play The Devil” by Maria Govan was given an honorable mention in the same category, and also won best screenplay. Pytor Skvortsov from “The Student” was named best actor. »


- JD Knapp

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Close-Knit’ Wins Top Prize at Udine Far East Fest

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Japanese director Ogigami Naoko’s tender drama “Close-Knit” in which a transgender woman becomes a mother figure to a young girl won the Audience Award, the top prize, at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, which is Europe’s biggest showcase of genre and mainstream Asian cinema.

South Korean director Choi Kook-hee’s offbeat bowling thriller “Split” came in second in the audience vote at the nine-day fest which wrapped its 19th edition April 29.

Prior to scooping top Udine honors “Close Knit” had premiered in February in the Panorama section of Berlin fest where Variety critic Guy Lodge praised the pic as a “sweet-souled celebration of alternative family structures,” noting that it “further demonstrates the growing prominence and broader acceptance of transgender narratives in the arthouse.” “Knit” also scooped Udine’s Black Dragon Award decided by special pass holders.

“Split,” in which a washed-up former bowling champ »


- Nick Vivarelli

Permalink | Report a problem


Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda and More Take Part in the Climate March

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In what’s become a semi-weekly tradition, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in protest of the Trump administration and its policies yesterday. The People’s Climate March took place in Washington, D.C. and several other cities, counting several celebrities among its high-profile supporters and attendees: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Jared Leto. All of them had something to say about it.

Read More: ‘Before the Flood’: Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary Now for Free

DiCaprio has long been vocal about the urgency of combating climate change — other than acting and dating supermodels, you might say it’s his raison d’être — and has produced the documentaries “Before the Flood” and “The 11th Hour.” “Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice,” he tweeted yesterday. “Join me in standing with them.”

Read More: ‘The Ivory Game »


- Michael Nordine

Permalink | Report a problem


New Look at ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Reveals Gipsy Avenger’s Weapon Upgrades

1 hour ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Back in February, a piece of promotional art for Pacific Rim: Uprising (formerly known as Maelstrom) revealed three new designs for the jaegers we’ll see battling giant monsters in the sci-fi sequel. One of those jaegers appeared to be an upgraded version of Gipsy Danger, the eventual hero robot of the first Pacific Rim, and […]

The post New Look at ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Reveals Gipsy Avenger’s Weapon Upgrades appeared first on /Film. »


- Ethan Anderton

Permalink | Report a problem


‘A Dark Song’ Review: A Feature-Length Seance Digs Out the Ouija Board Very, Very Slowly

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sometimes it isn’t the house that’s haunted; it’s the people inside. That’s certainly the case for “A Dark Song;” in writer-director Liam Gavin’s debut, a woman is so grief-stricken that she subjects herself to what might be the most arduous, drawn-out séance ever captured onscreen. Called the Ambramelin, this obscure ceremony is almost as stressful to observe as it is to enact — Gavin wants us to feel the mental, physical, and spiritual toll it takes on those desperate enough to invoke it.

Intially it’s unclear exactly what the Ambramelin might be, but it’s clear the prep involves much more than digging out the Ouija board. In anticipation, Sophia (Catherine Walker) spent nearly half a year abstaining from all sex and following a strict diet. Lately she’s only been allowed to eat between dusk and dawn; for the next few days, she’ll fast entirely. »


- Michael Nordine

Permalink | Report a problem


Zosia Mamet Moves Beyond ‘Girls,’ But the Result is Disappointing With ‘The Boy Downstairs’ — Tribeca Review

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the more high-class problems is struggling to break free of an iconic role that made you a star in the first place. Such is the challenge facing Zosia Mamet, whom most people know only as the high-strung Shoshanna on HBO’s “Girls.” If Shoshanna was the Miranda of her day (as many have said when comparing “Girls” to its predecessor, “Sex and the City”), Mamet has the best chance of the “Girls” crew to have a lasting career. Tony winner Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda, lands plum film roles such as Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies’ “A Quiet Passion,” and is currently starring on Broadway opposite Laura Linney in the revival of Lillian Hellman’s “Little Foxes.” However, if Mamet aspires to such heights, she must choose better projects than “The Boy Downstairs.”

The debut feature from writer/director Sophie Brooks, “The Boy Downstairs” grinds a smart concept »


- Jude Dry

Permalink | Report a problem


Tilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Waters and More Read ‘Moby-Dick’ in Its Entirety — Listen

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Call me Ishmael. Or Tilda, or Benedict, or any number of other names, really, as Plymouth University has completed its “Moby-Dick Big Read,” an audiobook version of Herman Melville’s whale of a novel. All 135 chapters are read by a different voice, including Tilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Waters, Stephen Fry, Sir David Attenborough and David Cameron.

Read More: White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2017: Hasan Minhaj Eviscerates Donald Trump and Those Covering Him — Watch

Launched in 2011, the project is based on the idea that “Moby-Dick” is not only “the great American novel” — it’s also “the great unread American novel.” Angela Cockayne and Philip Hoare describe the Big Read as “an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.”

Read More: ‘Reservoir Dogs »


- Michael Nordine

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Blame’ Review: Quinn Shephard Makes a Strong First Impression in Her Debut as Writer, Director, and Star

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s good reason for “Blame” to feel lived-in and authentic: Writer, director and star Quinn Shephard is only 22 years old, making her just a few years removed from the film’s high-school environs. Given the nature of her Arthur Miller-inflected debut, one hopes she had an easier go of it than her character does.

Said heroine is Abigail, and if you’ve read “The Crucible” you might know why. Recently discharged from a mental institution, the troubled teen is now tasked with resuming her studies among a clique of mean girls who write harassing messages on her locker and generally do their utmost to make life miserable. Melissa (Nadia Alexander) serves as ringleader, though Shephard makes plain that Melissa’s habit of spreading misery to others is borne of her own pain. There are more victims than villains here, even if the impulse is always to assign, well, »


- Michael Nordine

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Blood Drive’ Trailer: Syfy’s New Exploitation Series Looks Like an Assault on the Senses

2 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This month marked the tenth anniversary of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse, an experiment the directors intended to replicate the experience of visiting a 1970s-style grindhouse theater. Although three spin-off movies have been made based on the fake trailers included in the presentation (Machete, Machete Kills, and Hobo with a Shotgun), Grindhouse flopped at the box office. […]

The post ‘Blood Drive’ Trailer: Syfy’s New Exploitation Series Looks Like an Assault on the Senses appeared first on /Film. »


- Ben Pearson

Permalink | Report a problem


Memo Tells Writers Guild Captains to ‘Be Ready to Strike Tuesday’

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With contract negotiations going down to the wire, leaders of the Writers Guild of America have been laying the groundwork for a strike action on Tuesday.

“Be ready to strike Tuesday May 2. If you’ve left anything great in your office on a studio lot, consider packing it up on Monday – just in case,” said a memo sent to strike captains.

Picketing will take place at eight studios in three shifts a day, according to the memo. The missive recaps a meeting held by the captains on Saturday and quotes Chris Keyser — one of the three chairmen of the WGA negotiating committee.

Related

Hollywood Wonders if Writers Guild Will Strike for Seventh Time

“We know this is anxiety producing,” Keyser said in the memo. “We’re asking everyone to live in the anxiety with us for the next few days.”

The WGA held hundreds of pickets and rallies during the 2007-08 strike. »


- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


WGA & AMPTP: Rare Sunday Talks “Moving Closer” To Deal

2 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Negotiations for a new WGA film and TV contract will resume this afternoon in advance of tomorrow night’s strike deadline. The rare Sunday bargaining session is a sign that the two sides are “moving closer to a deal,” a knowledgable source told Deadline. On Saturday, the source said, management’s AMPTP made “big movement” on one of the WGA’s main demands – a new pay formula for writers and writer-producers employed on short-order TV series. Bringing pay for New Media… »


Permalink | Report a problem


Queer Coming-Of-Age Musical ‘Saturday Church’ Is Like If ‘Moonlight’ and ‘La La Land’ Had A Gayby — Tribeca Review

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In its most profound moments, “Saturday Church” follows its searching young protagonist, Ulysses (Luka Kain) at the slightest remove, mirroring the distance he puts between himself and the world. It’s a place that’s been unkind to this soft-hearted teen who sneaks away from his father’s wake to try on a pair of strappy red heels, cracking the faintest smile as he holds them up to his grey Sunday best. Stepping into the shoes ever so gingerly, Ulysses wobbles briefly before admiring his reflection in the mirror. It’s a quiet moment, almost sacred, and one anyone who has ever furtively raided a parent’s closet will recognize.

Read More: ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’ Review: Bisexual Subtext is the Documentary’s Most Powerful Reveal — Tribeca Review

Director Damon Cardasis delivers a gorgeous rendering of an oft-heard but rarely seen story of a Bronx-born teen who finds his »


- Jude Dry

Permalink | Report a problem


Hollywood Wonders if Writers Guild Will Strike for Seventh Time

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If the Writers Guild of America walks out Tuesday, it will be the guild’s seventh strike since 1960. And if history is an indicator, it will likely last for several months. All six strikes have lasted for at least three months, except for a two-week walkout in 1985.

The most recent strike remains fresh in the minds of show business, even though it took place nearly a decade ago. The acrimonious 100-day work stoppage, fueled by the WGA’s demand for new media residuals and jurisdiction, started Nov. 5, 2007, and ended Feb. 12, 2008.

The most affected were late-night staples, scripted series, and shows such as “30 Rock” and “The Simpsons,” which were forced to shorten their seasons. Films that were in production, such as the James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace,” were unable to use screenwriters for script revisions. Ceremonies for the 65th Golden Globe Awards were replaced by a news conference where the »


- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


1-20 of 51 items   « Prev | Next »

  « Prev | Next »

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners