Movies

‘Peter Rabbit’ opens to $25 million in the U.S., while Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ debuts to $12.6 million after getting derailed by many critics. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed seduced audiences in its worldwide debut, grossing $136.9 million and propelling the female-fueled, Valentine’s Day franchise past the $1 billion mark in global box-office ticket…
February 11, 2018
The threequel is the final title in the femme-fueled film franchise; Sony’s ‘Peter Rabbit’ heads for $20 million-plus, followed by Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ with $10 million or more. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed is dominating at the box office, where it’s on course to earn $17.5 million Friday from 3,768 theaters for a…
February 09, 2018
Under pressure for their survival, the specialty-film labels need every bit of help they can get, and so do their art house rivals. The Oscars won’t just determine the future of individual winners and losers this year. They could also have a real impact on the future of specialty-film distributors. After stealing the luster from…
February 09, 2018
The awards were handed out Saturday night in Los Angeles. The USC Libraries Scripter Awards, which recognize adapted screenplays and their source material, were handed out Saturday night, with Call Me by Your Name and The Handmaid’s Tale taking top honors in film and television, respectively. James Ivory’s Call Me by Your Name beat out Scott Neustadter…
February 09, 2018
The ‘Fifty Shades’ threequel closes out Universal’s profitable BDSM-laced film trilogy. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed is set to seduce the competition at the pre-Valentine’s box office with a debut of $30 million or more. The threequel closes out the female-fueled film franchise based on the BDSM-laced novels by EL James. Dakota Johnson once again stars…
February 08, 2018
From ladybugs to the Johnson administration to a creepy Mother Goose rhyme. Saoirse Ronan’s character never explains why she begins calling herself “Lady Bird” in the Oscar-nominated film of the same name. Born Christine McPherson, Lady Bird decides to embrace the new moniker to the chagrin of her mother and community. In the beginning, when…
February 07, 2018
The Marvel and Disney superhero movie lands in North American theaters Feb. 16. Filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed Black Panther continues its historic run-up into theaters, outpacing all previous movies released in the first quarter in terms of advance ticket sales on market leader Fandango. The tentpole, from Disney and Marvel studios, is beating out…
February 07, 2018
The Marvel and Disney superhero pic opens Feb. 16. Critics so far are purring loudly over Black Panther, which boasted an early Rotten Tomatoes score of 100 percent after the first 55 reviews posted on Tuesday. The score could easily change, considering the Disney and Marvel Studios superhero pic doesn’t debut in North American theaters…
February 06, 2018
Nominees in attendance included Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Greta Gerwig and Kobe Bryant. In a way, the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon is even cooler than the Oscars: Almost all of the nominees show up — 170 this year, ranging from perennials Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg (best actress and best picture nominees for The Post,…
February 05, 2018
Alen Drljevic’s ‘Men Don’t Cry,’ about the traumas suffered by Yugoslav war vets, won the first-ever best international film honor. Amateurs, the second feature film from Swedish director Gabriela Pichler (Eat Sleep Die), has won the Dragon Award for best Nordic film at this year’s Goteborg Film Festival. The prize comes with a cash bursary…
February 05, 2018
Guillermo del Toro at the 2018 DGA Awards Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for DGA Guillermo del Toro was hailed for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film by the Directors Guild of America at its 70th annual DGA Awards, which took place Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, for his work on The Shape of Water,…
February 04, 2018
The Bill Nighy and Emily Mortimer film halted an expected sweep by Basque movie ‘Giant.’ The Bookshop was named best Spanish film of 2017 at Saturday’s Spanish Film Academy Goya Awards, beating out Giant, which had appeared well on its way to the top prize after garnering 10 awards earlier in the evening. Veteran filmmaker…
February 04, 2018