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Legendary Video Game Developer Hideo Kojima May Be Making A Movie Or TV Show

Just days after legendary video game developer Hideo Kojima announced that Kojima Productions was expanding to open a film, television, and music division in Los Angeles, he started teasing a new project on Twitter, saying "Recently, I've been revising the plan and script, and experimenting with everything else." Granted, this could always be the script for a new game, but the tweet coming so soon after the new department announcement has many speculating that Kojima is finally going to make a m...
Tags: Twitter, Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Norman Reedus, Los Angeles, Hideo Kojima, Kojima, Konami, Lea Seydoux, Kojima Productions, Mads Mikkelsen, Yoshiko Fukuda


Overlooked Holiday Movies That Are Surprisingly Somber

Most winter holiday viewing is drawn from relatively narrow lists of familiar favorites, to the point that even several of our supposedly "alternative" or "contrarian" choices have become well-worn selections. Only particularly crotchety curmudgeons continue to argue against acknowledging "Die Hard" or "Gremlins" as Christmas films anymore, and it's no secret by now how many of Shane Black's scripts are set during Christmas.But there remain obscure oddballs of holiday movies, often available exc...
Tags: Hbo, New York, London, Movies, Abc, Superman, Disney, Orson Welles, Los Angeles, Reagan, Bbc, Marlo Thomas, Mtv, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Kevin Bacon


Ray Donovan: The Movie Trailer: Who Fixes The Fixer?

When the American crime series "Ray Donovan" was canceled in 2020, fans were devastated; many dad tears were shed. The series, about a problematic "fixer" (Liev Schreiber) who makes problems go away for high-profile clients in Los Angeles, was Showtime's biggest pilot premiere in 2013 and went on to earn high viewership for seven straight seasons. Last year, the series was canceled with little fanfare or advance warning, a decision showrunner David Hollander attributed partially to the 2019 Viac...
Tags: Movies, News, Los Angeles, Movie, Showtime, Trailers, Terry, Alan Alda, Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan, Ray, Jon Voight, Mickey, Hollander, Donovan, Kerry Condon


Dune Hits Major Box Office Milestone, Will Return To IMAX In December

Warner Bros. and Legendary's "Dune" has hit a milestone in what has been a very difficult year for movie theaters. The film is about to pass $100 million at the domestic box office, with almost $500 million grossed worldwide. That's a pretty big haul considering it was also streaming on HBO Max at the same time.Fans of Denis Villeneuve's epic film (as opposed to whatever we're classifying that horrendously good/bad version from 1984 as) can relive their initial excitement about the spice planet ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Warner Bros, Dune, Don, Hans Zimmer, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, Villeneuve Don, Major Box Office Milestone Will Return to IMAX


Every Season Of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Ranked Worst To Best

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was a groundbreaking series that explored the horror, coming-of-age, and adventure genres with an incredible subversion of archetypes and a rich mythology. The series ran for seven reasons and attracted a strong, loyal fanbase who fell in love with the series' memorable characters. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was so successful that its spinoff series "Angel" became a hit in its own right, and the crossovers that emerged between the two shows were enthralling."Buffy the ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Los Angeles, Angel, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Anya, Buffy, Joss Whedon, Clare Kramer, Willow, Dawn, Kramer, Riley, Jonathan, SUNNYVALE, Spike


An actor who plays Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' stormed the Capitol with a group of Oath Keepers, prosecutors say

Images of James Beeks included in an FBI statement of facts. He wore the same jacket at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the FBI said.Justice Department James Beeks was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the DOJ said. Beeks went to the Capitol with Oath Keepers and was part of a group that "attacked law enforcement," it said. Beeks, under the stage name James T. Justis, plays Judas on the US tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar." An actor who played Judas on "Jesus...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Milwaukee, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Fbi, News UK, Jesus, Michael Jackson, District Of Columbia, Doj, Justice Department, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ Superstar


Die Hard Characters As Dungeons & Dragons Character Alignments

Beyond the storytelling possibilities afforded by its fantastical settings, the key to any "Dungeons & Dragons" campaign is the diverse field of social dynamics that can emerge from just a few different character archetypes -- from rangers and barbarians to rogues and sorcerers -- and the color-wheel spectrum of character alignments any player can draw from its four compass points of Chaotic, Lawful, Good and Evil.And beyond its awesome action sequences, what makes the original "Die Hard" (1988)...
Tags: Japan, New York, Movies, California, Stanford, Nsa, America, Los Angeles, Fbi, Harvard, John, Johnson, Lapd, Pearl Harbor, Mcclane, DMC


House Of Gucci Clip: Salma Hayek Tells Lady Gaga To Conquer The World

If you're anything like me and are dying to see Ridley Scott's "House of Gucci" pretty much solely for Lady Gaga's Italian accent, then behold: a new clip from the film, featuring Gaga and Salma Hayek in a true battle of the dialect.In the new footage from the crime drama — which releases in theatres on Wednesday, November 24 — Gaga's Patrizia Reggiani sits with a tarot card reader played by Hayek. During the reading, the reader tells Patrizia, "Don't let these forces around you dictate who you ...
Tags: Movies, Salma Hayek, News, Los Angeles, World, Lady Gaga, Ridley Scott, Gucci, Hannibal, Gaga, Hayek, Maurizio, Patrizia, Thelma Louise, Reggiani, Patrizia Reggiani


The Scarface Controversy Explained

The Scarface Controversy Explained It's rare for iconic films to have achieved such status without some sort of controversy coloring their legacies. Such is the case with "Scarface," the 1983 crime drama starring legendary actor Al Pacino as the ruthless Tony Montana. The tale of the fictional Cuban immigrant turned violent drug lord has become culturally synonymous with the idea of obtaining the American Dream at all costs, revered by rappers, suburbanites, and edgy middle schoolers alike. Whil...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Stephen King, America, Los Angeles, Oliver Stone, Miami, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Al Pacino, Castro, Brian De Palma, Scarface, Perez, Miami Herald, Carrie


Millennials, Remote Work Are Upending Cities—What It Means for Real Estate

Location is, and has always been, everything in real estate. The truism that where a property sits must be its most important characteristic remains undisputed. But what is location, really? What does it mean to homebuyers, and what are the consequences when changes come? The truth is, street layouts, public transportation systems, commuting routes, open space, walking paths, restaurants or shopping, parks, schools and scenic views are malleable both in how they are valued and how they come to b...
Tags: Feature, New York, News, La, Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Radio, Agents, Long Island, Latest News, Industry News, Nyu, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Levittown


Metal Gear Solid And Death Stranding Game Developer Kojima Productions Launches TV, Film, And Music Division

The video game studio behind games like "Death Stranding" and over 30 years of "Metal Gear" has announced a new business division, with Kojima Productions expanding to film, television, and music. The new division will be based in Los Angeles while Kojima Productions' video game division will continue in Japan. As first reported by Games Industry, 28-year PlayStation veteran Riley Russell has been hired to lead the new unit. "The new division will be tasked with working with creative and talente...
Tags: Japan, Movies, News, Microsoft, Norman Reedus, Los Angeles, Guillermo Del Toro, Sony, Oscar Isaac, Activision, Hideo Kojima, Russell, Kojima, Tom Holland, Konami, Capcom


Why Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Changed Faye Valentine's Costume

Though "Cowboy Bebop" showrunner André Nemec promised in September that "we will never take the original anime away from the purists," some fans -- let's be clear here, overwhelmingly male fans -- have called foul on the new look sported by their favorite sex object, Faye Valentine. Unfortunately for them, the show commits the grave sin of giving the character (who, we should emphasize, is a bounty hunter in a space western) more practical clothing beyond the itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie male gaze t...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Netflix, John Wick, Faye, Pineda, Andre Nemec, Gren, Steve Blum, Daniella Pineda, Faye Valentine, Deadline Pineda, Allan Poppleton, Faye Cowboy Bebop


The Dark Original Ending To Pretty Woman We Didn't See

Everyone knows how "Pretty Woman" ends. Richard Gere's rich capitalist character Edward Lewis conquers his fear of heights and climbs the fire escape up to Julia Roberts, AKA Vivian Ward's apartment window. It is a beautiful day in Los Angeles, he has a rose between his teeth, and she looks over at him lovingly. He "rescues" her, and she "rescues" him right back.It has been 30 years since the movie was released, but it still makes me swoon sometimes. Considering the film's fairy-tale premise, "P...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Julia Roberts, Disneyland, Vanity Fair, Edward, Richard Gere, Roberts, Lawton, Vivian, Gary Marshall, Vivian Ward, Edward Lewis, J F Lawton, Edward Instead


Scarlett Johansson Is Working On A 'Secret' Marvel Project, But It's Not Black Widow

Everything's a secret at Marvel Studios, these days. "Eternals" unleashed a surprise character played by an even more surprising actor in a post-credits scene that nobody (well, almost nobody) could've anticipated, dropping a completely new storyline out of nowhere for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to follow in future movies. "Spider-Man: No Way Home" might as well be locked up tighter than the Pentagon, with only a few tell-tale frames in an international trailer possibly hinting at what might ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Los Angeles, Pentagon, Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios, Soho, Scarlett, Kevin Feige, Johansson, Chris Gardner, MCU, Natasha Romanoff, Feige


Movies Like Heat That Are Definitely Worth Watching

When director Michael Mann was cutting the iconic downtown LA shootout for his blue-hued 1995 neo-noir masterpiece "Heat," he initially set the scene to a foley mix of faux gunfire. But it just wasn't right. He swapped out the track for sound captured on location. "We shot with full-load blanks," the auteur told Vulture. "We were in these glass and steel canyons and the gunfire reverberated in a certain real way, so they had an authenticity to the place that really was unique."Mann has claimed t...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Taylor Swift, Washington Post, Boston, Berlin, Ben Affleck, Robin Hood, Los Angeles, Fbi, Gotham, Chicago, New York Times, Ethan Hawke


Tom Holland 'Got Really Scared' Meeting Willem Dafoe On Spider-Man: No Way Home Set

Spider-Man is commonly regarded as one of the most relatable heroes ever created -- and, you know what, I'm not sure anyone embodies this concept any better than Tom Holland does. The popular actor simply can't keep a secret no matter how hard he tries. He's also just as passionate about Spider-Man as any lifelong fan is, and he is apparently scared to death of unexpectedly coming face-to-face with famous actors. Who among us can't see a bit of ourselves in him? Fresh off of revealing just how c...
Tags: Florida, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Holland, Spider Man, Jon, Willem, Tom Holland, Green Goblin, Willem Dafoe, Dafoe, Norman Osborn, No Way Home Holland


Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Just Confirmed The Return Of Some Familiar Spidey Villains

As promised, Sony and Marvel dropped that much-anticipated brand new trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home" tonight. They even went so far as to have a big premiere event for it in Los Angeles. Well, for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe it seems the big show was worth it as the new footage has confirmed the return of some familiar villains from the past. Tom Holland's Peter Parker is going to have his hands full with much more than just Alfred Molina's Doc Ock this time around.The previous t...
Tags: Movies, News, Marvel, Los Angeles, Sony, Trailers, Jamie Foxx, Marvel Studios, Sandman, Loki, Watts, Marisa Tomei, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, Alfred Molina, MCU


Movies Like La La Land You Really Need To Check Out

Damien Chazelle's third feature film, "La La Land," was a surprise to everybody, from critics to the audience, when it came out in 2016. Chazelle had never directed a mainstream musical before, and yet there he was, delivering what is now considered a masterpiece of the genre. "La La Land" follows two young artists in Los Angeles desperate for their big break: aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). While their first meeting puts them at odds with each other,...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Paris, John Goodman, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Jets, Christian, Ryan Gosling, Mia, Upper West Side, Detroit


IATSE Deals Ratified, But This Isn't Cause For Celebration

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has officially voted to ratify the union group's new contract with studios for the next three years, avoiding a strike that could have ground Hollywood to a standstill. But while this seems like good news on the surface, it's more complicated than it appears.In entertainment industry circles, all eyes have been on IATSE for the past several weeks. The collection of unions — which is essentially comprised of film and television work...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Brexit, Iatse, Matthew Loeb, Haylna Hutchins


Paris Hilton celebrates the end of Britney Spears' 13-year conservatorship: 'This moment is so long overdue'

TV Personality Paris Hilton and Singer Britney Spears at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios on September 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic A Los Angeles judge terminated Britney Spears' 13-year conservatorship on Friday afternoon. Paris Hilton wrote an essay for Spears, who was nominated for Time's 100 Most Influential People. Hilton has called Spears "a fighter," as well as "the most resilient, kind and inspiring soul." Am...
Tags: Twitter, News, Entertainment, Law, California, Tweet, Los Angeles, Trends, Paris, Hilton, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Los Angeles California, Grand Avenue, Spears, Paramount Pictures Studios


Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Will Premiere At Fan Screening Next Week With 'Big Surprises'

A select audience of Marvel fans in Los Angeles are going to be treated to the premiere screening of a new trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home" on Tuesday, November 16. The event also promises to bring "big surprises" -- which could be just about anything, given that "No Way Home" is about Spider-Man and Doctor Strange accidentally breaking open the multiverse. Here's a rundown of what, where, and when:Directed by Jon Watts, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" picks up in the aftermath of the "Spider-Man...
Tags: Movies, News, La, Los Angeles, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hardy, Tobey Maguire, Garfield, Sandman, Peter, Maguire, Peter Parker, Brandon Davis, Eddie Brock, Jon Watts Spider Man, Rob Keyes


Los Angeles wants to ban iBuying

Amid an ongoing housing shortage and rapid price appreciation, Los Angeles city lawmakers are now searching for ways to thwart iBuyers in their city.
Tags: Technology, California, La, Los Angeles, Regulations, Regulation, Radio, Zillow, Redfin, Industry News, Phoenix, Housing Shortage, Select, Opendoor, Nury Martinez, iBuyer


Joe Berlinger's Netflix Crime Scene Doc Series Renewed For Three More Seasons, New Season Coming In December

Netflix has quite a few true crime documentaries and series in its roster, and Joe Berlinger's "Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel" is one of its crowning jewels. The documentary series followed the mysterious disappearance of Elisa Lam at the infamous Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles in 2013, providing insight into both the cultural reaction to the story and what most likely happened on that tragic night. The series eschewed shock tactics and melodrama to tell the story with compassion, hi...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Netflix, Lucio Fulci, Times Square, Jeffrey Epstein, Bernie Madoff, Joe Berlinger, Cottingham, Berlinger, Elisa Lam, Cecil Hotel, Richard Cottingham


Doctor Strange 2 Undergoing Extensive Reshoots Through The End Of Year

The Eye of Agamotto might be a little bloodshot than usual in the coming weeks, because "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is gearing up for an intense round of reshoots. And while "reshoots" is no longer the dirty word it once was in Hollywood parlance, this sounds like a far bigger deal than the normal amount of reshoots that are typically built into the production schedule. "Doctor Strange 2" may be in a bit of trouble.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Marvel Studios product...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Los Angeles, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Gareth Edwards, Sam Raimi, Tony Gilroy, Michael Waldron, Hollywood Reporter the Marvel Studios, Benny Cumbo


Licorice Pizza Early Buzz: A Magical '70s Romp With Engaging And Genuine Leads

If you're a film nerd like me, you've probably been waiting with bated breath for Paul Thomas Anderson's latest, "Licorice Pizza," since it was announced. There's nobody who knows '70s California stories quite like Anderson, and the prospect is enticing — but there is, of course, the other potential prospect: that Anderson finally delivers us a dud in his chosen sub-genre, the one he has come to be the king of. That being said, all signs point to that not happening, which is a serious relief.Des...
Tags: Movies, News, California, Los Angeles, Bradley Cooper, Paul Thomas Anderson, Haim, Anderson, Fandango, Collider, Erik Anderson, PTA, Erik Davis, Perri Nemiroff, Alana Haim, Kevin Polowy


New to Shudder - THE NIGHT

An Iranian couple is terrorised by supernatural forces in a desolate Los Angeles hotel. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Horror, Los Angeles, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Shudder


Escape from the Bunker

I’ve enjoyed studying films, teaching cinema, and writing movie reviews for much of my professional life, but trying to finish writing just one screenplay has proven much more challenging. Last spring, near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, my 29-year-old son Wickham and I decided to start a weekly screenwriting workshop on Facebook Messenger’s video chat. Wickham teaches screenwriting among other subjects at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He video-chatted from a laptop in his high...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Los Angeles, Chicago, David, United States, Facebook Messenger, Google Docs, South Carolina, Chinatown, Billy Wilder, Ankara, Ankara Turkey, Towne, Wickham


The 14 Spookiest Episodes Of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Ranked

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is one of the most iconic horror shows of all time. The series followed Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a teenage girl who was called to be her generation's vampire slayer -- the one girl who could slay, "the vampires, demons, and forces of darkness." Throughout high school and beyond, Buffy faced plenty of vamps and other big bads. All the while, she tried to be a normal girl and date, spend time with her friends, and take care of her family. "Buffy" is a fanta...
Tags: Death, Television, Movies, Los Angeles, Earth, Ted, Angel, Anya, Cleveland, Slayer, Buffy, Willow, Dawn, Jenny, Dracula, Joyce


A24's First Family Film The Legend Of Ochi To Star Willem Dafoe, Finn Wolfhard

A24 continues its streak of betting the farm on promising new storytellers and adds a foray into new-to-A24 genre territory. The entertainment company has greenlit Isaiah Saxon's fantasy epic "The Legend of Ochi," which will mark Saxon's feature debut and star Willem Dafoe ("The Lighthouse") and Finn Wolfhard ("Ghostbusters: Afterlife"). Saxon and Encyclopedia Pictura will produce alongside Traci Carlson and Richard Peete under the Neighborhood Watch banner, and Jonathan Wang with Year of the Ra...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Peter Jackson, Dave Longstreth, Saxon, Ochi, Willem Dafoe, Daren Rabinovitch, Mike Larocca, Encyclopedia Pictura, Isaiah Saxon, Jonathan Wang, Sean Hellfritsch, Angela Russo Otstot


Jason Oppenheim reveals ‘Selling Sunset’ spinoff, buys $7M mansion

The Los Angeles broker recently purchased a roughly 13,000-square-foot mansion in Newport Beach, an area in which he'll be spending a lot more time thanks to a new spinoff of his popular Netflix series.
Tags: Los Angeles, Netflix, Radio, Newport Beach, Jason Oppenheim



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