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Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
Brad Pitt, James Gray Explore Space, Masculinity In "Ad Astra"
"Ad Astra" looks and sounds like a space epic with a movie star lead in Brad Pitt, but there's a lot more going on beneath the surface. Pitt said Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival that he and director James Gray are really digging into the idea of masculinity. "Having grown up in...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
Gabrielle Carteris Re-Elected SAG-AFTRA President
Gabrielle Carteris and Camryn Manheim have been chosen by SAG-AFTRA’s national membership to fulfill the respective roles of president and secretary-treasurer, two of the union’s highest ranking offices. Their two-year terms begin today. Ballots for the national offices election were mailed to...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
Director-Writer Todd Phillips Approaches "Joker" As A Character Study
The Joker has been around for almost 80 years and there's no shortage of portrayals. There are even some legendary ones by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. But by most accounts, Joaquin Phoenix's spin on the quintessential Batman villain is unlike anything audiences have seen. It's why "Joker" isn'...
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
"Parasite" Makes Mark In Box Office, Gains Critical Acclaim Before Hitting U.S. Theaters
Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" may be the only film this fall that's already an award-winner and a box-office smash. "Parasite" will arrive in U.S. theaters Oct. 11 after having already amassed $70.9 million in Bong's native South Korea, where the film notched one of the country's best opening weekends...
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
Facebook Tightens Political Ad Rules But Questions Abound Re: Loopholes
Facebook is tightening its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, an acknowledgement of previous misuse. But it's not clear if it will be enough to stop bad actors from abusing its system. The changes include a tightened verification process that will...
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
Louis Leterrier Faithful To Jim Henson's Handcrafted Art In Netflix's "Dark Crystal" Prequel
Louis Leterrier knew he'd immediately face scrutiny from superfans of "The Dark Crystal" when he became director of its prequel. After all, he's a superfan, too. The French director calls Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 fantasy puppet feature "a jewel of creation" and says it's the main reason he...
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
Venice Film Fest Opens With Debate Over Polanski, Gender Parity Quotas
The Venice International Film Festival got off to a contentious start Wednesday with the festival director and jury president discussing the merits of including a Roman Polanski film and debating the use of quotas to ensure gender parity. At the opening press conference, journalists from around the...
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
AFI Sets Latin American Film Festival Lineup
The American Film Institute has unveiled the full slate of films for the 2019 AFI Latin American Film Festival, which will take place September 12–October 2 at the historic AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD. Celebrating its 30th edition this year, the festival is one of...
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
TV Audience Down, Social Media Up For VMAs; Nielsen Week In Review
If Taylor Swift, Missy Elliot and a 1990s rap reunion couldn’t halt the shrinkage of MTV’s television audience for its Video Music Awards, perhaps nothing can. The show was seen by 4.9 million viewers live on Monday across 12 different Viacom-owned networks, the Nielsen company said. That’s down...
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019
One Twenty Nine Films Adds The Hennegan Brothers To Its Directorial Roster
One Twenty Nine Films has signed acclaimed sports documentary filmmakers the Hennegan Brothers for representation spanning advertising and branded content. The company will also partner with the duo on new documentary and narrative film and series projects through its recently launched Originals...

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