Tag: Movies

People Are Mourning The Passing Of Willie Garson, Best Known As Stanford Blatch On ‘Sex And The City’

Willie Garson, the character actor best known as Carrie Bradshaw’s stylish male best friend Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City (and its forthcoming revival), passed away, it was reported on Tuesday. He was 57 years old. Born in Highland Park, New Jersey, Garson studied theater at Wesleyan and acquired an MFA from Yale Drama […]

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Spike Lee’s ‘Malcolm X’ Didn’t Care About The White Gaze Or Whitewashed Hero Worship

If a feel-good docudrama about the life of a decidedly not PC civil-rights leader is what audiences were hoping for when seeing Malcolm X for the very first time, director/co-writer Spike Lee immediately made it clear that this was not the film for them. The first thing we see onscreen as the film begins is […]

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People Are Showering ‘Elvira’ Star Cassandra Peterson With Love After She Revealed Her 19-Year Relationship With A Woman

For decades, the actress, writer, and singer Cassandra Peterson has been better known as her alter ego: Elvira, the horror hostess with the big hair and Mae West quips. She became a household name with the ‘80s horror movie show Movie Macabre. But there’s something else she kept close to the vest: In her new […]

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From ‘Shang-Chi’ To The Next ‘Home Alone’ Movie, Here’s Everything Announced For This Year’s Disney+ Day

According to a blog post published by Disney earlier today, Friday, November 12, 2021 will be the company’s first annual Disney+ Day. While fans can look forward to Disney’s signature sneak peeks and special looks, the celebrations will also include a huge influx of new content on the streaming service as well and in-park perks […]

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What’s On Tonight: A ‘Stargirl’ Showdown And The Latest Offbeat Netflix Dating Show

Stargirl (CW, 8:00pm) — Following an epic showdown time for the JSA and Cindy’s new team, Wildcat/Yolanda must make a heartbreaking decision following her crushing guilt over Brainwave’s death. Love on the Spectrum: Season 2 (Netflix series) — More stories of people on the autism spectrum arrive to show how they meet the challenges of […]

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The Britney Spears Conservatorship Fiasco Is About To Become A Juicy Netflix Documentary

Britney Spears has had it rough for a while, but recently things have been on the up-and-up. She recently got engaged. What’s more, the long battle over her conservatorship, which saw her father, Jamie, still in control over much of her life and her fortune, appears to be coming to an end. It’s the latter […]

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It Would Be A Tragedy To Not Watch A24’s ‘The Tragedy Of Macbeth’ Trailer With Denzel Washington And Frances McDormand

The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, may never make another movie together, but that doesn’t mean they’re done making movies. Well, maybe Ethan is, but Joel has made his first solo film, and it looks incredible. A24’s The Tragedy of Macbeth stars Denzel Washington as Lord Macbeth and Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth in a […]

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A Hollywood Producer and a Master of Adaptation

Freedom, Maine, population 722, is about as far away from Hollywood as you can get. So when Erin French, who runs the uber-popular Lost Kitchen there, had boldface names flocking to her virtual doorstep looking to buy the film rights to her best-selling memoir, she approached them with a lot of trepidation and a bit […]

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Anthony Johnson, Actor Known for ‘Friday,’ Dies at 55

Anthony Johnson, an actor and comedian known for small but memorable roles in “Friday,” “House Party” and about two dozen other movies, died on Sept. 6. He was 55. His death, in a hospital in Los Angeles County, Calif., was confirmed by his agent, LyNea Bell, and the county medical examiner’s office; neither specified a […]

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It’s The End Of The World And Tom Hanks, A Dog, And A Robot Feel Fine In The ‘Finch’ Trailer

To paraphrase (shamelessly rip off) one of the all-time great tweets: [whispering to date while watching the Finch trailer when Tom Hanks’ robot first appears on the screen] That’s Tom Hanks’ robot. Finch stars the two-time Oscar winner as, well, Finch, a robotics engineer and post-apocalyptic survivor who lives in an underground bunker with his […]

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The First ‘Peacemaker’ Footage From HBO Max’s Series Reveals That, Yup, He Is Still Completely Awful

As Mare of Easttown and Ted Lasso racked up Emmy wins, HBO Max dropped a new sizzle real for its upcoming slate, which offered the very first look at The Suicide Squad spinoff series Peacemaker. Tucked between footage of Dune, The Matrix Resurrections, and the new Sex and the City revival series, John Cena’s character […]

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Max Harwood Steps Up in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

Two years ago, Max Harwood made a video in his bedroom. A second-year student at a musical theater school in London, he introduced himself and said where he was from. He talked about how, as a child, he would don a bouffant wig and perform Rizzo’s songs from “Grease,” making his grandmother laugh so hard […]

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People Are Freaking Out Over A Video Of Idris Elba Praising The Bond Film ‘Goldeneye’ Back In 1995

Daniel Craig’s final stint as James Bond is finally, after a year-and-a-half delay, hitting theaters in a couple weeks. After No Time to Die drops, the future is unclear for the franchise. Craig’s replacement has still yet to be chosen, although for years many fans have called for one person in particular: Idris Elba. Trouble […]

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Daniel Craig Gave An Emotional Speech On His Final Day As James Bond: It’s Been ‘One Of The Greatest Honors Of My Life’

Daniel Craig didn’t always seem happy to be James Bond. He’s a serious, classically-trained thespian, and he didn’t always hide his feelings about playing an action hero in a sometimes retrograde franchise. But on his final day on the job in his last Bond movie, Craig got mushy. A video clip surfaced online recently showing […]

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Andrew Garfield Can’t Remember Who He Was Before ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’

Jon (Andrew Garfield) is throwing a party, though there’s hardly a reason to celebrate. He’s riven with anxiety, his cramped apartment is overpacked with people, and he’s just spent money he doesn’t have, a down payment on success that will not come within his lifetime. But still, with a wide grin, Jon toasts his friends, […]

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One Of The Most Iconic Shots In ‘Goodfellas’ Was Initially Ruined By Someone Screwing Up A Line

It’s one of the most beloved movies in a storied career: Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas turned 30 last year, and its seductive, poisoned depiction of the criminal life remains as popular as always. (It even inspired a viral supercut of Jan. 6 rioters being rounded up by the feds.) But one of its most iconic parts […]

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Awkwafina Struggled To Answer A Question About Her Using A ‘Blaccent’ In Films

Awkwafina has one of the most unlikely success stories in Hollywood, and her representation in both music and the film world has been an important step forward. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she hasn’t made missteps of her own within the comedic and accent work she’s employed in the past. In particular, the rapper and […]

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The ‘Lost Boys’ Remake Has Found Its Leads In ‘It’ And ‘A Quiet Place’ Actors

Surely it was only a matter of time before someone got around to rebooting The Lost Boys, the Brat Pack era’s take on the vampire movie, where Hollywood’s hottest young actors went to the dark side. (One attempt almost made it to production.) It was originally intended for even younger actors; it wound up starring […]

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How Jessica Chastain Became Tammy Faye

Jessica Chastain spent years pursuing the opportunity to play Tammy Faye Messner, the indefatigable star of Christian broadcasting. Better known to an audience of millions as Tammy Faye Bakker, she and Jim Bakker, her husband at the time, presided over the popular PTL television ministry until they were brought down in the late 1980s by […]

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Weekend Preview: It’s ‘Beard After Hours’ Time On ‘Ted Lasso,’ And The Emmys Are Upon Us

Ted Lasso: Season 2 (Apple TV+ series) — First thing’s first: Everyone who’s caught a glimpse of this Bill Lawrence co-created and developed series loves it. That’s a notable feat, considering that star Jason Sudeikis first portrayed the title character way back in 2013 for NBC Sports’ promos for Premier League coverage. Fast forward to […]

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‘The Suicide Squad’ Gag Reel Is Loaded With Laughs And The Questionable Use Of A Severed Finger

A little over a month after its release in theaters and on HBO Max, Warner Bros. has dropped a new gag reel for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and it’s almost as funny as the movie itself. Peppered with actors struggling not to break character, the blooper reel includes an equal amount of hilarious candid […]

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An Eerie, Thrilling Trip to the Toronto International Film Festival

“Would you like to move to the orchestra?” a voice from the dark whispered. I was at the Toronto International Film Festival and, moments earlier, had just realized that I was the only festivalgoer in the very capacious, very empty balcony. In normal years, this 2,000-seat theater, a festival mainstay, is packed with excitedly buzzing […]

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Michael Showalter On Navigating The Rabbit Hole Of Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker While Directing ‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye’

Trying to do a movie about Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker seems difficult. Are they good people? Well, Tammy Faye (portrayed by Jessica Chastain here) certainly has sympathetic qualities. Jim (Andrew Garfield) would be hard to classify as “good,” but director Michael Showalter also can’t get himself to demonize him. Basically, in Showalter’s eyes, he’s […]

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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Review: Fall From Grace

If you were watching television in America in the 1970s and ’80s — the old three-network days that now seem as distant as the horse-and-buggy era — you could hardly miss Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Upbeat evangelists with the upper Midwest in their voices, they helped expand Christian broadcasting from a niche into an […]

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Joan Washington, Dialect Coach to the Stars, Dies at 74

Joan Washington, an acclaimed dialect coach who taught Penélope Cruz to sound Greek, Jessica Chastain to sound Israeli and an entire cast of British actors to speak like Brooklyn Jews, died on Sept. 2 at her home in Avening, England. She was 74. Her husband, the actor Richard E. Grant, announced her death on Twitter. […]

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Fall Preview: The Thrill is Back. So Is the Anxiety.

The fall season! It’s a time of Broadway debuts, opera openings, Oscar bait, triumphant television returns and fat special issues heralding the sumptuous delights of “the fall season” — packages like the one you are reading right now. The cultural slate arrives like an advent calendar, stuffed with all the goodies that the entertainment industry […]

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Why ‘Shang-Chi’ Isn’t a Hit in China

Marvel released “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” with China in mind. Simu Liu, the film’s Canadian lead actor, was born in China. Much of its dialogue is in Mandarin. The cast includes Tony Leung, one of the biggest Chinese-speaking movie stars in history. The studio’s first Asian superhero movie is a hit, […]

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Jane Powell, Hollywood’s Girl Next Door, Is Dead at 92

Jane Powell, whose pert good looks and lyrical soprano voice brought her Hollywood stardom before she was out of her teens — but whose movie career peaked when she was still in her 20s with a starring role in one of the last great MGM musicals, the 1954 extravaganza “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” — […]

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Russia to Shoot First Full-Length Movie in Space, ‘The Challenge’

MOSCOW — The first satellite in space, the first dog, the first man, the first woman and now — if all goes as planned — the first movie. Russia took a step closer on Thursday to claiming another record in space when a commission of medical and safety experts approved a plan for an actress […]

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