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‘The Sparks Brothers’ Director Edgar Wright on Playing With What a Music Documentary Can Be [Interview]

This week brings Edgar Wright‘s first feature documentary to theaters. The Sparks Brothers is a comprehensive, amusing, and wonderful documentary about the influential pop rock duo known as Sparks. If that name isn’t familiar to you, don’t worry. This film will tell you everything you need to know about Sparks, along with things people think they know about Sparks. And when all is said and done, you might just be a new fan. When The Sparks Brothers debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier ...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, London, Movies, Documentary, Interviews, Mexico, La, Germany, Neil Gaiman, Tim Burton, Beck, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Duran Duran, NICK


North Bend Film Festival 2021 Announces Hybrid Lineup, Including 20th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Donnie Darko’ with Director Richard Kelly

The North Bend Film Festival has announced the lineup for its upcoming 2021 hybrid edition, and it includes a 20th-anniversary celebration of Donnie Darko with director Richard Kelly on hand to talk about the film. All in-person screenings will be held in strict accordance with state and federal guidelines regarding safety through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and if you’re still uneasy about in-person events, that’s perfectly understandable. But it’s nice to know that nature is (slowly) heali...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Usa, UK, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Australia, Washington, Germany, America, Spain, United States, Ireland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chile


New Blu-ray Releases You Should Check Out: ‘Indiana Jones’ 4K Box Set, ‘Super 8’, ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’, ‘In the Line of Fire’

Welcome back, Blu-ray fans. It’s time for another round-up of new Blu-ray releases you should check out, including the must-have Indiana Jones 4K box set, the 4K 10th anniversary release of Super 8, MonsterVerse entry Godzilla vs. Kong, and the excellent ’90s thriller In the Line of Fire, which is also dropping on 4K for the first time. Indiana Jones 4K Box Set At last, the Indiana Jones series is on 4K. Steven Spielberg‘s four films (yes, there are four, we’re not ignoring Kingdom of t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Indiana, Features, Clint Eastwood, Dallas, Secret Service, Harrison Ford, Jfk, Godzilla, Indiana-Jones, Spielberg, Super 8, Skull Island, Paramount, Steven Spielberg


American Ninja Warrior EP Anthony Storm Discusses Season 13 Changes

(Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC) NBC’s American Ninja Warrior returned for its 13th season recently and it has something new for even the most die-hard fans of the competition. ComingSoon spoke to Executive Producer Anthony Storm about the show’s growth, competitors such as Kacy Catanzaro finding success elsewhere New episodes of American Ninja Warrior air Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Tyler Treese: I remember watching the localized version of Sasuke, Ninja Warrior came out and I was such a b...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Interview, TV News, American Ninja Warrior, Anthony, ComingSoon, Kacy Catanzaro, Photo Credit, Jessie Graff, Smith Co Productions, American Ninja Warrior Junior, Tyler Treese, Anthony Storm


J.J. Abrams Is Producing a New UFO Documentary For Showtime

J.J. Abrams has already made multiple movies about searching for people in the stars, so if there’s anyone in Hollywood who you can trust to find UFOs, it’s probably him. The director of two Star Trek and two Star Wars movies is set to produce a new documentary called UFO which will premiere on Showtime August 8.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Science, Films, Star Trek, Jj Abrams, Showtime, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Ufo, J J Abrams, Human Interest, Mark Monroe, Bad Robot Productions, Ufology, Unidentified Flying Objects, Paul Crowder


Elijah Wood and Julia Davis Join Peter Dinklage in ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot

Elijah Wood and Julia Davis are the latest to join Legendary’s new Toxic Avenger movie, which is set to star Peter Dinklage as the  mutant superhero. The film is a reboot of ultra-low-budget franchise that began as a 1984 film and inexplicably spawned multiple sequels, an animated series, a comic, and a stage musical. Less than a week after it was announced that Kevin Bacon would be playing the villain of The Toxic Avenger, the reboot from Legendary starring Dinklage in the title role, Deadl...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Davis, BAFTA, Bulgaria, Julia Davis, Kevin Bacon, Bacon, Elijah-Wood, Sky Atlantic, Wood, Remakes, Kevin Smith, Jacob Tremblay, Legendary Pictures


Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Criticism: “I’m Truly Sorry”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and starred in the stage musical of In the Heights, has responded to the criticisms of colorism in the feature film directed by Jon M. Chu. The criticism had been brewing over the past week on Twitter, after an interview with the cast and crew pointed out the lack of Afro-Latino actors in the film, despite being set in the famously diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. Miranda issued an apology over the “hurt and frustration” caused by this erasure...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, New York City, Stage, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Leon, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa, Chu, Corey Hawkins, Nina, Jon M Chu, In The Heights


Five Real Haunted Places That Would Make Killer Horror Movies

Horror movies get a lot of mileage from claiming to be based on, or at least inspired by, true stories. The Conjuring Universe is big on claiming they’re telling true tales of terror, and it was recently revealed that the writers of the first Conjuring and the director of Spiral: From the Book of Saw were teaming up to launch a horror franchise based on the true story of the allegedly haunted LaLaurie Mansion. But why stop there? There are a ton of allegedly real haunted places out there, waiti...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, London, Movies, Horror, Vincent Price, Features, Mexico City, Philadelphia, Kristen Stewart, Horror Movies, Roger Corman, Henry Viii, Anne Boleyn, Andrew, Moore


Julia Butters Joins Amblin Biopic Inspired by Steven Spielberg’s Childhood

According to Deadline, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood breakout star, Julia Butters has officially been tapped to join the cast of Steven Spielberg’s long-in-development biopic, loosely based on the acclaimed filmmaker’s childhood. The 12-year-old rising star is set to portray a character that is inspired by Spielberg’s sister, Anne, who is best known for penning the script for the Tom Hanks-led Big. This marks Butters’ third major feature project, with the first one being Quentin Tarantino’s com...
Tags: Childhood, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Williams, Arizona, Leonardo Dicaprio, Seth Rogen, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Quentin Tarantino, Sharks, Indiana Jones


Steven Spielberg’s Movie About His Childhood Casts ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Breakout Julia Butters

At only 12 years old, Julia Butters is taking Hollywood by storm. Her resume includes acting roles in popular shows like Transparent and American Housewife, but it was her role as Trudi Fraser in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood that really won audiences over. Now, Steven Spielberg has cast Butters in his latest untitled Amblin film for a role that is sweetly inspired by his sister. Deadline announced that Butters is the latest actor to be cast in Spielberg’s upcoming film t...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Arizona, Quentin Tarantino, Spielberg, John Williams, Steven-Spielberg, Paul Dano, Dakota, Michelle Williams, Ingmar Bergman, Kushner, Tony Kushner Munich Lincoln


How ‘Black Widow’ Avoids Tired Tropes Between Natasha and Yelena, According to Scarlett Johansson

The hyper-sexualization of women is not a new or foreign concept, especially in Hollywood. However, actresses are speaking up more on the matter and putting their foot down in true superhero fashion since the 2018 #MeToo movement. Most recently, Scarlett Johansson has opened up about the depiction of her character in Marvel’s upcoming film Black Widow and how she hopes the shift in perception will be a positive change. Sisterhood Among Superheros Yelena (Florence Pugh), Natasha’s sister f...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios, Olsen Twins, Natasha, Johansson, Hollywood However, Comic Book/Superhero, Scarlett Johansson​, Yelena, Anne Hathway, Yelena Florence Pugh Natasha, Collider Johansson


That ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Prequel Series Starring Gaston and LeFou is Actually Happening

The live-action Beauty and the Beast is officially getting a prequel series focused on Gaston and LeFou, and I have only one question: who wants this? Look, the Beauty and the Beast remake was a hit, but is there anyone out there craving an entire prequel TV series about these particular characters? I would say no, but I guess I’m wrong since Disney is about to sink some cash into this idea. Beauty and the Beast actors Luke Evans and Josh Gad are both onboard to reprise their roles, and Briana ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Disney, Beauty and the Beast, Belle, Louie, Glenn Slater, Alan Menken, Gaston, Josh-Gad, Tilly, Luke Evans, Adam Horowitz, Liesl Tommy, Gary Marsh


MCU Film The Marvels Adds South Korean Star Park Seo-Joon

According to StarNews Korea, popular South Korean actor Park Seo-Joon has reportedly been cast to join Brie Larson in Marvel Studios’ forthcoming Captain Marvel sequel pic titled The Marvels. Further details about his potential character are still being kept under wraps, but the outlet notes that Park is rumored to shoot the upcoming MCU film in the second half of this year as soon as he completes production on his forthcoming South Korean disaster pic titled Concrete Utopia which also stars G....
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Kim, Ben Mendelsohn, Marvel Studios, Samuel L Jackson, Comic Book, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson, Larson, Sam Raimi, Youn, Teyonah Parris, MCU, ComingSoon


QOTD: Too Fast, Too Furious?

The Fast and Furious franchise is apparently coming to an end, at least in terms of movies that feature the main cast (who knows what other content there will be, in terms of video games or spinoffs, et cetera). I can’t say I am sad. Despite my car-guy bona fides, I’ve never been a fan of the […] The post QOTD: Too Fast, Too Furious? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Fast and Furious, Question of the Day


Jack Black Falls for Ice Cube’s Mom in Upcoming Comedy ‘Oh Hell No’

Jack Black is ditching kid-friendly horror and jungle-infused adventures to fall in love again on screen. Black is in talks to star alongside Ice Cube in an upcoming Sony comedy film entitled Oh Hell No, an apt phrase and title for what sounds like an awkward plot. The news broke via The Hollywood Reporter, who relayed details about the film’s plot. The story follows the relationship of Sherman (Black) and Will (Cube) after Sherman falls in love with Will’s mom. While the synopsis is pretty ...
Tags: Casting, Comedy, Ice-Cube, Jack-Black, Oh Hell No


'In the Heights' underwhelmed at the box office, but new data suggests it's not HBO Max's fault

"In the Heights." Macall Polay/Warner Bros. "In the Heights" underwhelmed at the domestic box office over the weekend with $11 million. But data suggests it also underperformed on HBO Max compared to other Warner Bros. movies this year. That means a low theatrical turnout isn't necessarily streaming's fault, in this case. See more stories on Insider's business page. "In the Heights," the new movie based on the musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, underwhelmed at the US box office ove...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Streaming, Roku, Box Office, Associated Press, Warner Bros, Samba TV, Max, Tom


The director of James Bond movies 'Casino Royale' and 'GoldenEye' gives his take on the franchise's future under Amazon

Daniel Craig as James Bond in "Casino Royale." MGM Amazon announced last month that it would buy MGM, the film studio that releases James Bond movies. Speculation has swirled that Amazon could make a Bond TV show, if the film producers allow it. Martin Campbell, who has directed two Bond movies, gave his take on the franchise's future. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Amazon announced last month that it would buy the MGM film studio, which distributes the James Bon...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Trends, James Bond, Streaming, Daniel Craig, Jeff Bezos, Barbara Broccoli, Bond, MGM, Craig, Michael


‘The Tomorrow War’ Star J.K. Simmons Knows You Recognize Him Now, and He’s Okay With That [Interview]

At some point, you started recognizing J.K. Simmons. Maybe you started recognizing him after his scene-stealing role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Maybe you started recognizing him after he won an Oscar for his terrifying work in Whiplash. Hell, maybe you’ve been recognizing him for years — few actors are as busy, and fewer are so consistently reliable. Simmons has a supporting role in the new science fiction film The Tomorrow War, the kind of small-but-important role he...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Amazon, Features, Interviews, Sci-Fi, J.K. Simmons, The Tomorrow War


F9 Clip Previews Vin Diesel and John Cena Showdown

BEGIN SLIDESHOW A brand new F9 clip from Universal Pictures’ long-awaited latest installment to the Fast & Furious franchise has been revealed (via Fandango), providing us a preview at one of the many one-on-one fights that fans should expect to see in the forthcoming film. The video features Vin Diesel’s Dom as he goes up against his brother John Cena’s Jakob in hand-to-hand combat inside a stranger’s apartment. RELATED: Fate of the Furious Director Reunites With Vin Diesel for Muscle Even...
Tags: Video, Hollywood, London, Movies, Action, Azerbaijan, Tokyo, Brian, Edinburgh, Justin Lin, Helen Mirren, Central America, Universal Pictures, Tbilisi, Fandango, John Cena


Revisiting ‘The Happiest Millionaire,’ One of the Weirdest Disney Movies Ever Made

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) Mary Poppins was a mammoth success the likes of which Walt Disney Pictures had rarely seen in its live-action fare in the mid-1960s. And audiences seemed primed for big, splashy musicals. So in the wake of its success, Walt Disney himself worked with the same songwriting team on a new movie that would hopefully do for the extremely rich and the gearheads of the world wh...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, China, Disney, United Kingdom, Broadway, Philadelphia, Michigan, John, Benghazi, Detroit, Richard, Anthony, Walt Disney, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews


A Quiet Place II Steals In the Heights’ Thunder at the Box Office

A Quiet Place II continued to dominate the domestic box office with $11.65M in its third weekend, enough to push it over the top of the highly anticipated In the Heights musical from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, which pulled in a ho-hum $11.4M and landed in second place. Right now, everyone in Hollywood is freaking out over the musical’s lackluster box office showing, but, per Deadline, there were any number of factors preventing the flick from reaching the $20M+ opening most analysts e...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sony, Box Office, Musical, Godzilla, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Peter Rabbit, Cruella, ComingSoon, Box Office Top, Conjuring, In The Heights, A Quiet Place 2, Peter Rabbit 2


Ned Beatty, Star of ‘Superman’ and ‘Network,’ Dead at 83

Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor who starred in countless films including Deliverance, Superman, and Toy Story 3, and was nominated an Oscar for his supporting turn in Network, has died at the age of 83. Variety reports that Beatty’s management confirmed that the Oscar-nominated actor died from natural causes on Saturday morning at his home in Los Angeles. “Ned passed away from natural causes Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones,” Shelter Entertainment Group Talen...
Tags: Death, Hollywood, Movies, Washington, Los Angeles, Broadway, Nashville, Beatty, Guyana, John Boorman, Bobby, Jim Jones, Otis, Lex Luthor, Abingdon Virginia, Boorman


‘Mission: Impossible 2’ Tried, and Failed, to Turn Tom Cruise Into an American James Bond

(Welcome to Man on a Mission, a monthly series where we revisit the films of the Mission: Impossible franchise as we sprint toward the release of the seventh film in the franchise.) The first Mission: Impossible pulled off a critical achievement of Tom Cruise’s career: it turned him into as close to an Americanized James Bond as possible. The 1996 origin story of IMF agent Ethan Hunt was massively successful, grossing nearly $180 million at the box office at a time when such figure were rarely ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cary Grant, Features, Sydney, James Bond, States, Tom-Cruise, Alfred Hitchcock, Grant, Bond, Newton, Anthony-Hopkins, Imf, Seville, Burj Khalifa


Todd Haynes Movie ‘May December’ Will Unite Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore for the First Time

Believe it or not, Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore have never made a movie together. But that’s about to change. Portman and Moore are set to star in May December, a new film from acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes (Carol). The film focuses on the story of a woman who married a man 23 years her junior, resulting in a tabloid romance. It’s been 20 years since the relationship first made headlines, and now a movie is being made about the story, and the actress who is set to play the woman comes t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Julianne Moore, Casting, Will Ferrell, Natalie-Portman, Joe, Todd Haynes, First Time, Elizabeth, Haynes, Moore, CAMDEN Maine, Portman, Christine Vachon


‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot Casts Kevin Bacon as Villain to Battle Peter Dinklage

Kevin Bacon is about to get his hands dirty. The Tremors and Footloose star has been cast in Legendary’s The Toxic Avenger, a reboot of the ultra-low-budget franchise that began with a 1984 film that inexplicably spawned multiple sequels, an animated series, a comic, and a stage musical. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) has already been cast in the lead role, and Bacon will be playing the villain. Kevin Bacon is Your New Toxic Avenger Villain According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bacon has...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Bulgaria, Kevin-Bacon, Bacon, James Gunn, Remakes, Kevin Smith, Legendary Pictures, Gunn, Peter Dinklage, Dinklage, Lloyd Kaufman, Troma


HBO Max's 'Friends' reunion drove more sign-ups than any of its other releases this year, new data suggests

The cast of "Friends" in HBO Max's 2021 reunion special. Courtesy of HBO Max New data suggests the "Friends: The Reunion" drove more HBO Max sign-ups than any of Warner Bros.' new movies in 2021. Warner Bros. is releasing all of its 2021 movies to theaters and Max simultaneously. See more stories on Insider's business page. It looks like HBO Max's "Friends" reunion special was a massive hit for the WarnerMedia streaming service. "Friends: The Reunion," which debuted May 27 ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Friends, Disney, US, Trends, Streaming, Box Office, Warner Bros, Paramount, Max, Kong, Zack Snyder, Travis Clark


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Army of the Dead' to '2 Hearts'

"Army of the Dead" Netflix Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Insider a list of which movies have been most prominent on Netflix's daily top-10 lists that week. Netflix counts a view if an account watches a movie or TV show for at least two minutes. Zack Snyder's zombie-action movie "Army of the Dead" is still a hit with Netflix viewers three weeks after its debut. But the 2020 romance "2 Hearts" took the top spot on this week's list. See more storie...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Washington Post, Trends, Features, Netflix, New York Times, Army, Dreamworks, Streaming, Associated Press, Las Vegas, Vox, Rotten Tomatoes


The Best Streaming Horror Movies You Should Watch Right Now

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Welcome back to Now Scream This, your one-stop shop for streaming horror recommendations. The haze of summer swelter is upon us, and for those days where air conditioner breezes better combat Mr. Sun’s rays, we’ve got some cool-down entertainment picks. If you’re like me, you can only watch Joe ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, America, Features, Netflix, Sun, Brazil, Warren, Chucky, Ed, Hulu, Chris, Judy


Superhero Bits: Scrapped ‘LEGO Batman 2’ Details, ‘WandaVision’ Mailman Rap & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.) In this edition, of Superhero Bits: Find out what the abandoned LEGO Batman 2 movie would have been about Editor Kevin Hickman talks David Ayer‘s cut of Suicide Squad Dennis the Mailman from WandaVision h...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Superman, Disney, Cisco, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Black Widow, Jordan, Batman, Warner Bros, Sam, Chris Mckay, Tom Hiddleston


‘The Secret History of Hollywood’ Podcast is Becoming a Movie – Here’s Why This is Cool News

I stumbled across Adam Roche‘s The Secret History of Hollywood podcast back in 2017, and it quickly became one of my favorite podcasts of all time. Roche has explored different Hollywood figures over the course of multiple seasons, painting incredibly vivid pictures of people like Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, James Cagney, and more through highly entertaining, immersive narrative episodes which are all heavily researched and wonderfully performed. Roche writes, narrates, and produces each of t...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Cary Grant, America, Adaptation, Sherlock Holmes, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Warner Brothers, True Story, Walt Disney, Laeta Kalogridis, Kalogridis, Roche



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