« Prev | Next »

1-20 of 21 items   « Prev | Next »

VidAngel Files for Bankruptcy Amid Hollywood Legal Battle

1 hour ago

Fighting a legal war with deep-pocketed Hollywood studios isn't cheap.

VidAngel, the family-friendly streaming service that's being sued by Disney, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros., announced Wednesday that it has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The studios won an injunction against the streamer in December, prompting both an appeal and a new platform. The court in August balked at ruling the new service didn't violate the previous injunction. So VidAngel in September tried another tactic, launching a new battle against affiliates of the studios in Utah federal court. With »

- Ashley Cullins

Permalink | Report a problem

'Croods 2' Finds Its Director (Exclusive)

2 hours ago

Joel Crawford, who most recently served as head of story on Trolls, will make his feature directorial debut on DreamWorks Animation's The Croods 2, which is set for release on Sept. 18, 2020. Additionally, Mark Swift, who most recently produced Dwa's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, is lined up to produce.

Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds lead the returning voice cast, as the Croods face their biggest threat since leaving the cave: another family. Additional castmembers include Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke, as well as Leslie Mann, who is joining the cast.

Croods 2, which <a »

- Carolyn Giardina

Permalink | Report a problem

'L'Enfant Secret': Film Review

3 hours ago

Made at the end of his decade-long relationship with Nico, Philippe Garrel's L'Enfant Secret (1979) borrows biographical details of the singer's life to recount a love affair plagued by loss, drugs, and mental illness. Though described as the transitional point at which Garrel moved from experimental to narrative work, it is not so conventional as to be easy viewing for most contemporary viewers: dare-you-to-complain silences and largely affectless performances make it something to be experienced by fans well acquainted with the later work in his 50-plus year career.

Borrowing "models" from the Bresson films The Devil, Probably and Au Hazard »

- John DeFore

Permalink | Report a problem

Morgan Freeman to Play Colin Powell in Biopic (Exclusive)

4 hours ago

Morgan Freeman is taking on the role of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in Powell, a biopic from Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment

Reginald Hudlin, who is coming off the Thurgood Marshall biopic Marshall, will direct the drama, which will be produced by Amritraj and Lori McCreary, Freeman’s partner at Revelations Entertainment.

Ed Whitworth wrote the script that was on the 2011 Black List and is set during Powell’s tenure as Secretary of State in the George W. Bush White House.

Powell, who went from respected Army general to the first African-American Secretary of State, initially opposed the »

- Borys Kit

Permalink | Report a problem

Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler on Crafting 'Meyerowitz Stories' Family History

4 hours ago

In Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler and Elizabeth Marvel play the grown children of Dustin Hoffman's frustrated artist, Harold Meyerowitz. Viewers meet Stiller's Matt, Sandler's Danny and Marvel's Jean when they're all adults, dealing with years of resentments.

So how did Stiller, Sandler and Marvel determine the dysfunctional drama that created their characters' current situation?

"We all spent a lot of time together before we started shooting," Marvel told The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the movie's New York Film Festival premiere. "We spent a couple of weeks hanging out and »

- Hilary Lewis

Permalink | Report a problem

'Justice League' Poster Brings New Color and a Brighter Direction

5 hours ago

With less than a month before the movie arrives in theaters, Warner Bros.' Justice League has released a new poster showing the superhero team racing into action — and maybe displaying a little sign of the influence Wonder Woman has had on the DC movie franchise as a whole, as well.

The poster, released via Twitter Wednesday morning, is noticeably brighter and more colorful than previous promotional images for the movie, which have bordered on the monochromatic at times: Now, you can actually see the traditional gold and green coloring on Aquaman's costume, and gaze upon the most blue Batman seen »

- Graeme McMillan

Permalink | Report a problem

Channing Tatum Halts Development on Sexual Abuse Movie With Weinstein Co.

5 hours ago

Channing Tatum is getting out of business with The Weinstein Co.

The actor and producer announced in a joint statement with his producing partner Reid Carolin that the duo are stopping development on a film adaptation of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, following the emergence of decades of sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

The 2013 young-adult novel by Matthew Quick centers on a troubled teenager who plans to kill his best friend and then himself. He first visits the four people closest to him, giving each of them a present. As the day goes on, secrets of his past »

- Ashley Lee

Permalink | Report a problem

La Film Festival to Move Into Awards Season in 2018

6 hours ago

In a bid to join the fall awards-season conversation and raise its profile, the La Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, will move to late September for its 2018 edition. The 23-year-old fest had traditionally been held in June.

Next year's event is set to run Sept. 20-28, which puts the festival in between the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off just after Labor Day each year, and the New York Film Festival, which begins toward the end of the month.

While the La Film Festival in recent years has focused on spotlighting Los Angeles-centric films and diverse filmmakers, »

- Gregg Kilday

Permalink | Report a problem

Kevin Smith Plans to Donate Residuals From Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film

6 hours ago

Beginning with 1994's Clerks, director Kevin Smith worked with now-disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein for over a decade.

Following the continuing reports of Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault, Smith has said that he will donate the residuals from his Weinstein-backed films to the nonprofit Women in Film, which advocates for the advancement of women in the industry.  

"My entire career is tied up with the man. It's been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that's it," Smith said on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "That's why I came, that's why I made Clerks."

Weinstein, at both Miramax and »

- Mia Galuppo

Permalink | Report a problem

Johnny Depp Sues Longtime Talent Lawyer for Malpractice, Wants $30M in Fees Returned

7 hours ago

Johnny Depp says his longtime talent lawyer Jake Bloom was collecting contingent fees without a proper contract, and he's asking the court to order he be repaid more than $30 million.

Depp claims Bloom and his firm "violated some of the most basic tenets of the attorney-client relationship." Specifically, he says defendants collected millions in contingent fees without a written contract in violation of California law, engaged in self-dealing and failed to disclose conflicts of interest.

The actor has recently cleared his slate of longtime reps, ending relationships with Bloom, agent Tracey Jacobs and, of course, ex-business managers Joel and »

- Ashley Cullins

Permalink | Report a problem

Movie Ticket Prices Hit $8.93 in Third Quarter

7 hours ago

The average cost of going to the movies in the third quarter of 2017 was $8.93, down slightly from the second quarter's $8.95, which marked an all-time high.

That puts the average ticket price for 2017 at $8.90, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners. Last year, the average price for the full year was a record $8.65.

When adjusting for inflation, Nato says ticket prices were actually higher in decades past. For example, the average cost in 1977 was $2.23, or $9.41 when taking inflation into account.

The average ticket price for the third quarter was fueled by »

- Pamela McClintock

Permalink | Report a problem

Napa Valley Film Festival Will Proceed Amid Wildfires

7 hours ago

The Napa Valley Film Festival will proceed as planned, in spite of the wildfires that have torn through the region.

“Our hearts and thoughts continue to be with all of our Napa and Sonoma County families, friends, colleagues, neighbors and partners during this difficult time,” Nvff co-founders/directors Marc and Brenda Lhormer said Wednesday in a statement. “Our intention is to put on the most memorable and meaningful film festival to date."

Nvff plans to work with those in the community, making the festival a part of the rebuilding efforts. It was announced Wednesday that Nvff has plans to donate 10 percent »

- Mia Galuppo

Permalink | Report a problem

Ryan Gosling Parts Ways With Longtime Managers (Exclusive)

8 hours ago

Ryan Gosling has parted ways with both Anonymous Content and LBI, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The move is surprising given that the Mouseketeer turned A-lister had been with reps Ilene Feldman and Carolyn Govers since his early days. In October 2013, he and Govers moved together from Artist Management to Anonymous, then a few days later agent Feldman shuttered her IFA Talent to join Rick Yorn’s LBI.

“Ryan has two people in his life, me and Carolyn,” Feldman told THR at the time. “He’s always had me and Carolyn. That’s what he wants.”

Gosling remained without »

- Rebecca Sun,Rebecca Ford

Permalink | Report a problem

Oprah Winfrey Calls Harvey Weinstein Scandal a "Watershed Moment"

9 hours ago

Oprah Winfrey opened up for the first time publicly about the past two weeks' worth of sexual harassment and assault claims against Harvey Weinstein during her Wednesday appearance on CBS This Morning.

Winfrey starred in the Weinstein Company film Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Winfrey told CBS, when asked about the movie mogul, “I’m always trying to look for the rainbow in the cloud, whatever is the silver lining. And this is what I do know for sure: Something this major happens, when you have the fallout, 50 women coming forward, that it’s a watershed moment.”

After a New York Times exposé unveiled decades of alleged »

- Lexy Perez

Permalink | Report a problem

Harvey Weinstein Timeline: The Awards and the Accusations

11 hours ago


Harvey and his brother, Bob, begin as concert promoters in Buffalo, New York, where Harvey meets O.J. Simpson backstage at a Bob Hope show.


The Weinstein brothers found Miramax, named after parents Miriam and Max.


Paula Wachowiak, production assistant on The Burning, says Weinstein was nude in front of her, signing checks.


The concert film The Secret Policeman's Other Ball is the company's first success.

Weinstein rapes British actress Lysette Anthony in her home in London, she alleges.


Aspiring actress Tomi-Ann Roberts encounters Weinstein naked in a bathtub; he asks »

- THR Staff

Permalink | Report a problem

Harvey Weinstein in Cannes: Why the King of the Croisette Was Called "The Pig"

11 hours ago


Harvey Weinstein embodied the essence of Cannes, a city synonymous with glamour that simultaneously struggles with corruption and criminality. For decades, he was King of the Croisette. But while publicly he was surrounded by distinguished awards and the paparazzi-driven flash of the world's most prestigious film festival, behind the glare he looked more like a crude and vulgar bully and, many women claim, a brutal and dangerous sexual predator.

Weinstein spent much of his time just outside of Cannes at the Hotel du Cap, the luxury resort on the Cote d'Azur. It was there, according to Italian actress Asia »

- Dana Kennedy

Permalink | Report a problem

Monica Bellucci to Get Virna Lisi Prize in Rome

12 hours ago

Actress Monica Bellucci will be feted with the 2017 Virna Lisi award in Rome as part of the Cinema Foundation for Rome's Cityfest series.

The prize will be delivered by Lisi's son, Corrado Pesci, and presented by director Giuseppe Tornatore

Lisi was one of the rare Italian actresses who worked frequently across Italy and Hollywood. She gained fame in postwar Italian film, including starring in Casanova 70 opposite Marcello Mastroianni and later appearing with Jack Lemmon in How to Murder Your Wife and as Catherine de Medici in Queen Margot.

The Virna Lisi prize was started in 2015, first going to actress Margherita »

- Ariston Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem

Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, More Stars Urge People to #RejectTheNRA

13 hours ago

In response to the devastating mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, stars including Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Laura Dern, Sheryl Crow and Adam Scott have teamed up for a video showing how everyday Americans can call on their congressional lawmakers to reject legislation that would roll back gun silencer safety laws and to reject a national concealed carry reciprocity bill.

Emma Stone starts off the clip. "The mass shooting in Las Vegas has left all of us grieving, scared and angry," she says. "Knowing what to do about it can be confusing. Here's one thing »

- THR Staff

Permalink | Report a problem

Shanghai WingsMedia Strikes $250M Animation Co-Production Deal With Shellhut, Tiny Island

16 hours ago

Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions and Thailand’s Shellhut Entertainment have signed a $250 million 10-film co-production deal with Shanghai WingsMedia, a subsidiary of China’s second-largest media group, Shanghai Media Group.

They struck the deal, which they said is the biggest animation film cooperation in Asia, under their joint venture Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures. With the cooperation, the companies said they intend to create the Chinese equivalent of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe for an international audience.

The co-production partnership will start with a feature film bringing together two known properties, namely Shanghai Media Group’s reality TV series Starship Mz: 2049 and Tiny »

- Karen Chu

Permalink | Report a problem

'Ash': Film Review | Busan 2017

20 hours ago

A murderous quid pro quo comes back to haunt two young men at radically different stages in life, leading them to radically different fates in the visually arresting mystery-thriller Ash. That’s a phrase used extremely loosely, as director Li Xiaofeng’s sophomore effort, following 2014’s promising Nezha, wraps a morality tale within genre trappings and keeps the thrills on a low simmer. Li demonstrated a keen eye for composition and a light but affecting emotional touch in his debut, which unfortunately couldn’t sustain itself to the end. This time around he manages to follow through both narratively and thematically. Cut from »

- Elizabeth Kerr

Permalink | Report a problem

1-20 of 21 items   « 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