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Thursday, Jun. 24, 2021
During the pandemic, Steven Soderbergh has shot two feature films, released a pair of movies, written a sequel to his first film (1989's "Sex, Lies and Videotape"), re-edited some of his older movies (mostly for fun) and co-produced the Academy Awards.
It's an amount of accomplishment...
Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021
As a student at Wesleyan, Lin-Manuel Miranda began writing what would become "In the Heights," the musical that would launch him as a playwright and performer and that would lead, two decades later, to Jon M. Chu's upcoming lavish big-screen adaptation. He was motivated, like any confident young...
Sunday, Jun. 6, 2021
The domestic box office is getting back to normal, with moderate wins and sizable second weekend drops. After its triumphant first weekend, "A Quiet Place Part II" fell 59% at the North American box office leaving room for the third movie in the "Conjuring" franchise to take first place. Warner...
Friday, May. 21, 2021
In some respects, the road to Sara K White’s first nomination for an Art Directors Guild (ADG) Excellence in Production Design Award went through The Wilds. That was the title of an Amazon series for which White production designed the pilot, marking her first collaboration with...
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...