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Halle Berry on Why Lena Waithe Told Her Not to Make Her Directing Debut With ‘Bruised’: ‘She Was Scared For Me’

Lena Waithe admitted at last night’s 27th annual Elle Women in Hollywood event that she tried to convince Halle Berry not to make her directorial debut with the upcoming feature “Bruised” because she was worried that the Oscar winner was taking on too much at once. “I told her to think long and hard about […]
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Joss Whedon Wanted Zooey Deschanel To Play The Wasp In An Early Draft Of The Avengers

"The Story of Marvel Studios" is a book littered with behind-the-scenes details about the formation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's easy to take the whole shared-universe movie conceit for granted now that it's been done in the MCU, but back in the late 2000s and early 2010s, this was still a relatively new, novel idea. At that time, the concept of having five superhero films cross over into one big team-up remained untested on the big screen. However, that's exactly what "The Avengers" d...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Fox, Scarlett Johansson, Avengers, Jeff Bridges, Joss Whedon, Cool Stuff, Wasp, Zooey Deschanel, Scarlett, Kevin Feige, Zeke, MCU, Whedon

Here's Why Daredevil, Ghost Rider, And Blade Weren't Brought Into The MCU Movies

There was a time in the early 2010s when Marvel fans rejoiced at some boring ole business news. In a short period of time, the character rights for Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Blade, Luke Cage, and The Punisher all came back to Marvel Studios after previously being licensed by a myriad of other studios around Hollywood. However, some fans would end up being disappointed, because none of those characters ever ended up in the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though some of them would find a hom...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, Mahershala Ali, Netflix, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Edgar Wright, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Rebecca Hall, Kevin Feige, MCU, Marvel Creative Committee, Tey

10 Things You Didn't Know About Moon Knight

Can a tweet break the discourse? London's own Sunday Times tried its darnedest in early August, 2021. It postulated that the role of Tony Stark -- a.k.a. Iron Man -- could have been played by any actor in Jon Faverau's "Iron Man" and the picture would have still succeeded. Never mind that box-office mainstay Tom Cruise was attached to Iron Man before Robert Downey Jr., the question has now been raised: Could any actor have donned Shellhead's costume and made Marvel matter again?The answer is com...
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Zach Galifianakis Weighs in on the Negative Effects of Social Media and Texting at the Premiere of ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

The premiere of “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s animated sci-fi film, took place at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday night. Directed by Sarah Smith, the family movie follows socially awkward seventh grader Barney Pudowski (Jack Dylan Grazer) who receives robot Ron (Zach Galifianakis) for his birthday. In the […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Social Media, Sarah Smith, Zach Galifianakis, Ron, El Capitan Theater, Locksmith Animation, Ron's Gone Wrong, 20th Century Studios, Ron Zach Galifianakis, Barney Pudowski Jack Dylan Grazer

After 25 Years, Doug Liman’s Swingers Is Still Money

In the spring of 1997, my buddy and I were looking for a flick to watch on a Friday night and stumbled upon a movie called Swingers starring some guy named Vince Vaughn and Roller Girl from Boogie Nights. Obviously, it was the latter that caught our attention, but we were all in on the comedy the Los Angeles Times dubbed, “Hip and funny!” The movie changed our lives. No joke. For my friend and me, there was life before Swingers and life after Swingers. We learned a lot from that movie: How long ...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Roger Ebert, Arkansas, Disneyland, Jon Favreau, Rudy, Will Ferrell, Los Angeles Times, Vegas, Martin Scorsese, Office Space, Mike, McDonald, Trent

Why the IATSE Deal Ratification Will Be No Slam-Dunk

It ain’t over yet. Many in Hollywood have been breathing a big collective sigh of relief that IATSE and the studios, networks and streamers finally reached a tentative agreement this past weekend that narrowly staved off a workers’ strike that would have paralyzed production across Hollywood. But, as we learned, not all IATSE members were […]
Tags: Hollywood, AMPTP, Iatse, Matthew Loeb, Entertainment Industry

Why Netflix's The OA Was Canceled – Here's What We Know

Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's Netflix series "The OA" never exactly took the world by storm, but by the time the show was abruptly canceled in 2019, it had certainly left a mark as one of the most unconventional pieces of science fiction storytelling of the modern era. To even attempt to concisely sum up the plot would be a fool's errand – I mean, this is a show that features a telepathic octopus and a series of dance moves that help prevent a school shooting, to name just two of its weirder...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Instagram, Netflix, Reddit, FX, Brit Marling, Co, Batmanglij, Jason Isaacs, William Goldman, Zal Batmanglij, Marling, FX Oscar

The Daily Stream: Mother! Is The Bonkers, Misunderstood Treat You Should Revisit This Halloween Season

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "mother!"Where You Can Stream It: Paramount+The Pitch: Darren Aronofsky helms a wildly misunderstood bit of insanity starring Jennifer Lawrence as the younger wife of an old man, a struggling poet Javier Bardem. All Lawrence's character – who, like everyone else in the movie, has no real name – wants to do is please her ma...
Tags: Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Manhattan, Darren Aronofsky, Domhnall Gleeson, Lawrence, Jen, Javier, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, CinemaScore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Aronofsky, Bardem, Brian Gleeson

13 Movies Like Gone Girl That Thriller Fans Need To Watch

"Gone Girl" is one of the most popular mystery novels of the postmodern era. Before publication, expectations for the book were high, as author Gillian Flynn's previous works, "Sharp Objects" and "Dark Places," had established her as a sharp, cunning writer unafraid to tackle truly twisted material. "Gone Girl" became a sensation when it hit bookshelves in 2012; the question "Who is Amy Dunne?" haunted both the novel's characters and an audience of mystery fans.Hollywood quickly turned its atten...
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Gal Gadot Is ‘So Happy’ to Have Catwoman Zoë Kravitz as a Female ‘Comrade’ in DC Universe (EXCLUSIVE)

Wonder Woman approves of Robert Pattinson as the new Batman and Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman! “Rob looks amazing,” Gal Gadot told me last night at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event at the Academy Museum when I asked if she had seen the new “The Batman” trailer. “I love his voice and I love the whole […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Robert Pattinson, Rob, Batman, Columns, Elle, Catwoman, Gal Gadot, Zoe Kravitz, The Batman, Academy Museum, Just For Variety

Awards Publicists and Studio Execs Express Confusion About a Golden Globes That May Not Be Televised

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the 79th Golden Globe Awards will take place on Jan. 9, with or without a telecast partner, but what does that mean? Speaking to Variety, the gatekeepers of awards season say their understanding  of what’s happening with the Globes is all over the map. Last week, the Hollywood […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Golden Globes, Hfpa, Hollywood Foreign Press Association

'The Real Charlie Chaplin' Doc Trailer Examines Who He Really Was

"He didn't want people to know the real Charlie." Altitude Films has unveiled an official UK trailer for the documentary film The Real Charlie Chaplin, which recently played at the London Film Fest this month after first premiered at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival. From the award-winning creative team behind Notes On Blindness and Listen To Me Marlon. Groundbreaking, controversial, outspoken and visionary. For decades he was the most famous man in the world – but who was the real Charlie C...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, London, Movies, Trailer, Switzerland, Documentaries, Charlie Chaplin, Chaplin, To Watch, London Film Fest, Charlie Altitude Films

Eyes Wide Shut Is Getting A Live Script Reading, And Full Costumes Are Encouraged

If you're in the Los Angeles area and are looking for something fun to do the Wednesday before Halloween, we might have the perfect sexy, spooky event for you. IFC Films and Film Independent are presenting a live reading of Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" with "The Beta Test" directors Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe. The best part? The directors request that the audience all dress in masks and capes, and full costumes are encouraged. A Spooky Story About A Secret Sex Cult On Wednesday, October 27...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Nicole Kidman, Ifc, Stanley Kubrick, Jordan, Kubrick, Tom Cruise, McCabe, Sunset Boulevard, Jim Cummings, DGA Theater, Jordan Cummings, COVID

When Salvador Dali Viewed Joseph Cornell’s Surrealist Film, Became Enraged & Shouted: “He Stole It from My Subconscious!” (1936)

Did Salvador Dalí meet the diagnostic criteria for a personality disorder and maybe, also, a form of psychosis, as some have alleged? Maybe, but there’s no real way to know. “You can’t diagnose psychiatric illnesses without doing a face to face psychiatric examination,” Dutch psychiatrist Walter van den Broek writes, and it’s possible Dali “consciously created an ‘artistic’ personality… for the money or in order to succeed.” No doubt Dalí was a tireless self-promoter who marketed his wor...
Tags: Art, Facebook, New York, Hollywood, Film, College, America, Brazil, Salvador Dalí, Museum of Modern Art, Cornell, Freud, Moma, Mike Wallace, Dali, Josh Jones

Carol Vorderman's plush living room is the epitome of Hollywood glamour

Carol Vorderman invited HELLO! into her North Somerset home for a photoshoot and interview...
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'Eternals' stars skip Elle Women in Hollywood event out of caution after 'possible' COVID exposure

Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan and Lauren Ridloff were expected at the Elle Women in Hollywood event Tuesday, but were not in attendance.        [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, Religion, Usa Today, Elle Women, Lauren Ridloff, Angelina Jolie Salma Hayek Gemma Chan

‘Eternals’ Stars Skip Elle Event ‘Out of an Abundance of Caution’ After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

“Eternals” stars Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan and Lauren Ridloff and director Chloé Zhao did not attend Elle’s Women in Hollywood event on Tuesday night due to possible exposure to COVID-19. “Earlier today we were made aware of a possible exposure to COVID-19, and while all of our talent have tested negative, out of […]
Tags: Hollywood, Salma Hayek, News, Angelina Jolie, Elle, Eternals, Lauren Ridloff, Chloe Zhao, COVID, Angelina Jolie Salma Hayek Gemma Chan

Sean Penn's 15 Best Film Roles Ranked

Sean Penn is one of the best actors and most engaging celebrities to grace Hollywood over the past several decades. The two-time Academy Award winner frequently earns critical acclaim for his performances, and has worked with many of the best filmmakers of his generation. He's been an icon since the early '80s, and continues to choose exciting upcoming projects. In 2021, Penn will be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest ensemble feature, "Licorice Pizza."Penn is extremely versatile, and turns i...
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12 Movies Like Superbad That Comedy Fans Need To Watch

"Superbad" is one of the most influential comedies of the 21st century — or, at the very least, one of the raunchiest. Screenwriters Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg based the film's wild situations on stories from their own childhood, and worked with director Greg Mottola to craft a new teen comedy classic worthy of the high school movie hall of fame.Released by Judd Apatow's The Apatow Company, "Superbad" launched successful new stars who would go on to appear frequently in Apatow productions. Mic...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Molly, Georgia, Chicago, Rebecca, Franco, Seth Rogen, Catholic, Tom Cruise, Jason Bateman, Princeton, Judd Apatow, Jonah Hill, Skull Island, George Michael

Everything We Know About the New IATSE Contract

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is beginning to roll out more details of its tentative contract with major film and television studios to its members, as it looks to build support for a ratification vote. The union, which represents the vast majority of craft workers in Hollywood, announced the deal on Saturday night, […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, AMPTP, Iatse

Kevin Feige Discusses That Venom 2 Post-Credits Scene In Typical Feige Fashion

Warning: this article contains spoilers for the credits scene of "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." Turn back now if you don't want to know what happens."Venom: Let There Be Carnage" ends with something comic book movie fans have been wanting to see for years: Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock/Venom being incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony and Marvel Studios have a somewhat complicated relationship at the moment with Spider-Man basically being loaned out to appear in the MCU for a limited t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Sony, Sam, Tom Hardy, Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, Tom Holland, MCU, Feige, Eddie Brock Venom, Marvel Cinematic Universe Sony, No Way Home

Movies To Watch If You Loved Fast & Furious 9

As "F9" roared into theaters, viewers both casual and devoted feverishly caught up on the Fast & Furious franchise's oddly complex lore and timeline. But once you're finished with NOS, Coronas, and the overbearing themes of family, you may want to find other movies that maintain the adrenaline rush that the Fast & Furious movies provide."F9" is defined by its strange mix of genres, combining heist, spy, and car action to create the high reality that the Fast & Furious series thrives on. Director...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Ansel Elgort, Washington, Berlin, America, Paris, Donald Sutherland, Leonardo Dicaprio, Secret Service, Scarlett Johansson, Cia, Justin Lin, Edward Norton, Henry Cavill

Why the James Bond producers should embrace TV after 'No Time to Die'

Daniel Craig as James Bond in "No Time to Die" MGM "No Time to Die," the new James Bond movie, has struggled to attract younger audiences. Amazon is buying the MGM film studio, which releases the Bond films. A streaming TV series at Prime Video could inject new life into the franchise. James Bond has never made the leap to TV, but it might be time for that to change. The character has been the subject of books, video games, and iconic movies. With Amazon set to buy the MGM film studio that...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Analysis, James Bond, Box Office, Daniel Craig, Batman, Jeff Bezos, Barbara Broccoli

The Huge Box Office For Halloween Kills Seemingly Says A Lot About Peacock

"Halloween Kills," after being delayed for a full year, finally made its way to theaters over the weekend, taking in a killer $50 million. It's the best start for a horror movie of any kind in the pandemic era, and also the best start for a movie getting a hybrid release, meaning that it launched both in theaters and on streaming. In this case, for free of charge to Peacock subscribers. However, the numbers make it hard to believe this movie was readily available on a major streaming service, wh...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Netflix, Army, Ridley Scott, MGM, Samba TV, Samba, Martin Scorsese, Kong, Peacock, Zack Snyder, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse

Leslie Bricusse, ‘Willy Wonka,’ ‘Goldfinger’ Songwriter, Dies at 90

Leslie Bricusse, Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter whose songs for Broadway and Hollywood include “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Pure Imagination,” died Tuesday in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. He was 90. Bricusse wrote the lyrics for James Bond theme songs “Goldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice,” as well as songs for movies including “Willy Wonka and […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Obituaries, People News, Broadway, James Bond, Goldfinger, Leslie Bricusse, Willy Wonka, Bricusse, Saint Paul de Vence France, Leslie Bricusse Oscar

Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington, & More Join Apple TV+’s Climate Change Anthology Series

Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington, and Matthew Rhys will lead an ensemble cast for a new, eight-episode anthology series on climate change for Apple TV+. The series will be called Extrapolations. MORE: Ozark Season 4 Part 1: Netflix Sets 2022 Release Date According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, the three actors have all been cast in starring roles, joining a crew that will also include the likes of Sienna Miller, Gemma Chan, Tahar Rahim, Daveed Diggs, David Schwimmer, and Adarsh Gou...
Tags: Apple, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Meryl Streep, TV News, Streaming, Sienna Miller, David Schwimmer, Burns, Daveed Diggs, Matthew Rhys, Kit Harrington, Media Res

Non-Horror Fan Anthony Michael Hall Shares What Drew Him To Halloween Kills [Interview]

Anthony Michael Hall has had one heck of a career, and is one of those child stars that managed to navigate the tumultuous business that is Hollywood, coming out on the other side, still working to this day. The star, known for his work with John Hughes in "The Breakfast Club" among many other things, is getting a chance to chew the scenery in a big way in "Halloween Kills," which recently hit theaters as well as Peacock. And it managed to do gangbusters business at the box office on its opening...
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The Story Of Marvel Studios Review: A Meticulous Chronicle Of The Passion And Struggles Behind The MCU

Marvel Studios has released a whopping 25 films (and counting) with stories unfolding within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it continues to expand with a growing number of original TV shows on Disney+. But roughly 15 years ago, all of this was merely a pipe dream that began with a little movie called "Iron Man" at a time when the Marvel Comics character was anything but a household name, even with the boom of comic book movies that followed the success of "Blade" and "X-Men." An up-and-comin...
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Marvel Comics Heroes We Really Want To See In The MCU

One of the many things that make the MCU so amazing is the variety of characters that it contains. What started with a shot-in-the-dark film about one of the founding members of the Avengers starring a controversial Hollywood actor jumpstarted an entire cinematic universe. "Iron Man" premiered in 2008 and became a box office and critical success, as well as the genesis of what we now know today as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Several hit movies followed, including solo outings for Captain Amer...
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