Movies

This marks his second time as emcee of the show, which will air live June 24 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Jamie Foxx has signed on to host the 2018 BET Awards. When the actor-musician-comedian walks onto the Microsoft Theater stage in Los Angeles on June 24, it will mark the Academy Award…
May 23, 2018
The high-concept horror pic is a profit monster for Paramount. John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place crossed the $300 million mark at the global box office Tuesday after opening in its final major market, China. In North America, the high-concept horror film will finish Tuesday with a total of $178 million. To date, it is the…
May 22, 2018
The move comes less than a year after the studio revived Orion Pictures. Looking to get into the day-and-date theatrical-VOD business, MGM is relaunching Orion Classics as a multiplatform distribution label, the studio announced Monday. The move comes less than a year after MGM revived Orion Pictures. In its prior incarnation decades ago, Orion Classics…
May 21, 2018
The son of director George Stevens, he is giving his papers and films to the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library and its Film Archive. George Stevens Jr., the founding director of the American Film Institute and creator of the Kennedy Center Honors, has donated a major collection of documents and films chronicling his career to the…
May 21, 2018
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is already one of the top-grossing films of all time, while ‘Black Panther’ is the top-grossing superhero pic of all time domestically. Over the May 18-20 weekend, Deadpool 2 debuted to $301 million globally, joining the unprecedented domination that superhero pics are enjoying at the 2018 worldwide box office. Put another way,…
May 21, 2018
The sequel doesn’t match the opening of the first ‘Deadpool’ in the U.S., but launches to a record $176 million overseas; the adult-skewing ‘Book Club’ opens to $12.5 million, while ‘Show Dogs’ falters. Superheroes continued to dominate the box office over the weekend as Ryan Reynolds and Fox’s Deadpool 2 bowed to $125 million domestically…
May 20, 2018
The actor opens up to The Hollywood Reporter about portraying Guy Montag — a role not traditionally written for a person of color — in HBO’s adaptation of the iconic novel. Michael B. Jordan earned his first producing credit on HBO’s Fahrenheit 451, a modern adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 book of the same name.…
May 19, 2018
Spike Lee nabs the Grand Prix for ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ while presenter Asia Argento tells the audience, “I was raped by Harvey Weinstein. The festival was his hunting ground.” A quiet, selfie-less Cannes film festival came to a close Saturday night with fireworks as Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters took home the Palme d’Or, while Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman landed…
May 19, 2018
The film was selected from 17 across festival sections. This year’s Golden Eye documentary prize at the Cannes film festival was awarded to Stefano Savona’s Samouni Road. The Directors’ Fortnight entry was recognized for its “intelligent way of filming, the right distance in its point of view, its sensitive outlook, the brilliant and subtle use…
May 19, 2018
The winning title was selected from 17 films across the festival’s sections. Lukas Dhont’s Un Certain Regard entry Girl was awarded this year’s Queer Palm award. The first feature from the Belgian director follows a trans teen who is trying to become a ballerina. The Queer Palm was launched in 2010 and selects its winner from all…
May 18, 2018
Elsewhere, ‘Book Club’ is exceeding expectations, thanks to strong interest among older moviegoers. Avengers: Infinity War finally has some competition. Ryan Reynolds and 20th Century Fox’s summer event pic Deadpool 2 rocketed to a huge $18.6 million in Thursday-night previews from 3,785 theaters, a record for an R-rated pic. That puts the film on course…
May 18, 2018
The jury of three women and two men, headed by Benicio Del Toro, tapped Ukraine’s Sergei Loznitsa as best director and Joao Salaviza and Renee Nader Messora’s ‘The Dead and the Others’ as the jury prize winner. The Un Certain Regard sidebar of the 71st Cannes Film Festival unveiled its winners on Friday afternoon, with…
May 18, 2018