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Monday, May. 17, 2021
The merger of Discovery and AT&T's WarnerMedia operations, marrying the likes of HBO and CNN with HGTV and Oprah Winfrey, is another illustration of the head-spinning speed in which streaming has transformed the media world.
The companies are essentially placing a $43 billion bet that...
Saturday, May. 8, 2021
Timing, Cathartic Story Help Director Taylor Sheridan Land Angelina Jolie For "Those Who Wish Me Dead"
Taylor Sheridan, initially brought on to rewrite the mountain thriller "Those Who Wish Me Dead," gradually got more invested in the movie. When another filmmaker dropped out, he called the studio with an offer.
"I said if I can get Angie to do this with me, I'll direct it for you,"...
Sunday, Apr. 4, 2021
With the help of a few old friends, the box office rekindled some of its old might over the weekend. "Godzilla vs. Kong" scored easily the best opening of the pandemic with an estimated $48.5 million since opening Wednesday, even as it was simultaneously streaming at home.
Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021
Zack Snyder never really believed that his cut of "Justice League" would see the light of day. It has technically existed since January 2017, but it wasn't in any shape to be released. It was four hours, in black and white, had storyboards where visual effects were supposed to go and an...
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
The stars of "Judas and the Black Messiah" found their own lives transformed as they immersed themselves in the story of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.
Daniel Kaluuya said "a different me showed up" to the set when he was playing the magnetic Chicago-based activist, who was just 21...
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
On January 29, director John Lee Hancock’s psychological suspense thriller The Little Things, starring Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, is scheduled to premiere both in theaters around the country and on HBO Max. The Little Things will be...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
Director Doug Liman was on a call with screenwriter Steven Knight and producer PJ van Sandwijk in July when they started wondering what it would be like to make a movie about the current moment IN the current moment.
Liman makes films about characters in extraordinary situations: An...
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020
When the sun sets on the 2020 film box office, it'll be difficult to look at the numbers as anything but disastrous.
After five consecutive years of North American revenues exceeding $11 billion, this year they're expected to cap out at an almost 40-year low of around $2.3 billion. That'...
Monday, Dec. 28, 2020
On December 31, 2019, China reported a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin to the World Health Organization. A month later, WHO declared a global health emergency. By March 11, the world found itself in what is officially the COVID-19 pandemic.
Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020
Christopher Nolan Pushes Back Against Warner's Plan To Debut Films On HBO Max and In Theaters Simultaneously
Christopher Nolan, one of Warner Bros.' most important filmmakers, has come out strongly against the company's decision to debut its films on HBO Max and in theaters in 2021. The "Tenet" filmmaker told The Associated Press Monday that it's not a good business decision and criticized how the...