Tag: Movies

How Penny Marshall Changed a Young Tom Hanks’ Life and Career

Famed director and comedian Penny Marshall may be gone, but her legacy lives on forever. Marshall, who died on Monday night due to complications from diabetes, broke barriers for female directors throughout her successful career, as well as discovered a slew of Hollywood greats. Responsible for Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia’s epic dancing-on-a-giant-electronic-keyboard scene, the New […]

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David Milch And Nick Pizzolatto Worked Together On ‘True Detective’ Season 3 And The ‘Deadwood’ Movie

HBO “Peak TV” could be due for a reboot in 2019 when True Detective season 3 (lovingly known online as #truedetectiveseason3) debuts on HBO. Then sometime down the road we will get Deadwood, but in movie form. Those two properties previously had nothing to do with each other, beyond a parent network, but from here […]

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The Movies That Ruined Us in 2018

Having a good cry is rarely much fun while it’s happening. Pain and sadness are generally the emotions people try to avoid, and few people look great with streaks of mascara running down their cheeks. But once the tears have dried, something wild tends to happen: you feel a million times better. Few of us […]

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Review: A Truck Full of Sugar Can’t Make This Uplift Go Down

During a show-pausing turn in “Mary Poppins Returns,” Lin-Manuel Miranda takes center stage to sing and syncopate, and the movie flickers to life. Suddenly, it becomes clear that the people who made this largely charmless venture with its hard-smiling nanny might have created something memorable, even good and hummable if they had turned it over […]

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Nicolas Cage Got The Best Advice Of His Career While Watching Movies With Charlie Sheen

Getty Image Nicolas Cage has a lot going on right now. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, in which he voices “Spider-Man Noir,” is doing really, really well with moviegoers and critics. He also recently declared that he’s about to make the “wildest” movie of his career, which is important because he just made a film that […]

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Actress And ‘A League Of Their Own’ Director Penny Marshall Dies At 75

Getty Image Penny Marshall, perhaps best known for the role Laverne DeFazio on Laverne & Shirley, and for directing films like Big and A League of Their Own has passed away from diabetes-related complications at 75. She died in her Hollywood Hills home, according to her publicist. After eight seasons on the ABC sitcom that […]

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Travis Knight On The Secrets Of ‘Bumblebee,’ Including A Cut Gobots Scene

Getty Image Maybe, just maybe, once the Transformers started hanging out with characters from King Arthur lore, it was time for a reset of sorts. Or, maybe it was time for a reset long before that as Michael Bay’s rude and crude version of Transformers had a way of wearing out their welcome fairly quickly. […]

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Before Hollywood Ruins Them: The 24 Sci-Fi, Tech, And Supernatural Scripts On The 2018 Black List

The 13th edition of the Black List is out, highlighting the “most liked” (not “best of”) unproduced screenplays as voted on by over 300 film executives who could choose up to 10 scripts each. So far, 446 previous Black List scripts have been produced, including On The Basis of Sex; All the Money in the […]

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The Carpetbagger: Oscar Shortlists in 9 Categories Reveal Some Surprising Picks

The Oscar nominations won’t be announced until next month, but we can already get a sense of how nine categories are shaping up, since the Academy released shortlists Monday for many crucial races. Which films moved on to the next phase, and which got their bad news early? Below, I’ll walk you through the findings […]

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Idris Elba Offers A Straightforward Rule For How Men Can Navigate The #MeToo Movement

Getty Image No, British actor Idris Elba still isn’t in the running to play James Bond (according to Idris Elba), but that doesn’t mean the Luther star isn’t keeping himself out of the news cycle. In fact, because of the hit BBC drama’s upcoming return, the 46-year-old performer is currently doing publicity and, between repeated […]

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A Marvel Actor Gives A Promising Update On ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 3’

Marvel Studios While promoting her directorial debut, The Party’s Just Beginning (which she also wrote), Karen Gillan (who plays Nebula for Marvel) was asked to give an update about Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3. You know the deal: James Gunn was fired over bad tweets, production was put on hold, cast members threatened to […]

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The Carpetbagger: How Dolly Parton Nearly Hired Our Columnist Away

For a credible Oscar campaign, it helps to have three things: money, talent and an ability to connect with people. Netflix has plenty of the first, and it’s counting on Dolly Parton to serve up the other two. That’s why in October, before Netflix had even released a trailer for its new beauty-pageant comedy, “Dumplin’,” […]

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‘Vice’ Review: Dick Cheney and the Negative Great Man Theory of History

The way “Vice” tells it, Dick Cheney, who would go on to become the most powerful vice president in American history, started out as a young man in a hurry to nowhere in particular. After washing out of Yale, he retreated to his home state of Wyoming, pursuing his interests in booze and cigarettes and […]

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Ryan Reynolds Sent A Gift To The Guy Who Redirected The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ URL To Deadpool

Via Fox Earlier this month, the first trailer for the fourth Avengers movie finally revealed the bleak title, Avengers: Endgame. Some people quickly learned, however, that the websites they might assume would provide promo materials for the movie — AvengersEndgame.com and AvengersEndgameMovie.com — were re-directing visitors to 20th Century Fox’s website for the Deadpool movies, […]

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Netflix’s Movie Blitz Takes Aim at Hollywood’s Heart

As hundreds of movie buffs waited in line to see Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” at the Telluride Film Festival in August, an S.U.V. rolled up and a tall, tanned man wearing sunglasses stepped out. He smiled and waved before breezing into the theater with his entourage. “Was that some sort of celebrity?” one ticket holder asked. […]

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Mule’ Score at Box Office

LOS ANGELES — The ecstatically reviewed “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” stuck its landing, likely starting a new animated franchise for Sony Pictures. And Clint Eastwood, playing a cranky drug courier in “The Mule,” proved that he is still an incredibly bankable star, even at nearly 90 years old. But it was a calamitous weekend at […]

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Jason Biggs On Being Fired From A Job Over His Tweets: ‘It Really F*cked Me Up’

Getty Image American Pie and Orange is the New Black star Jason Biggs is no stranger to controversy when it comes to Twitter. Several years ago, he caught flack for tweeting about a dead Bachelorette contestant and also made a bad Malaysian Airlines joke a few years back only an hour after one of their […]

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