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Leah Adler, Mother of Steven Spielberg, Dies at 97
Raised during the Roaring Twenties and the Depression with her older brother Bernard, Adler developed a love of music when she learned piano at the age of 5. She later studied at the Music Conservatory in Cincinnati and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Home Economics.
In February 1945, she married electrical engineer Arnold Meyer Spielberg and they had »
- Mike Barnes
Kyle Chandler to Co-Star as Millie Bobby Brown’s Dad in ‘Godzilla’ Sequel (Exclusive)
Chandler will play Brown’s father in the Legendary sequel.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and Elizabeth Olsen starred in the 2014 “Godzilla” reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards, though sources say only Watanabe is likely to return for the sequel.
Plot details are unknown.
Alex Garcia will oversee the tentpole for Legendary. “Godzilla: King of Monsters” is set for relase on Mar. 22, 2019, with the monster mash-up “Godzilla vs. Kong” slated to bow the following year on May 29, 2020.
- Justin Kroll
Oscar Box Office: 'La La Land' Leads Best Picture Nominees With $340.5M Globally
That puts the pic's global total at $340.5 million to date, by far the most of any of the nine films competing for best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards show. And it bests the $306.8 million earned by the musical Chicago, which won best picture in 2003.
La La Land has been a sleeper hit in Asia, where it has earned $24.5 million in China and a rousing $23.4 million in South »
- Pamela McClintock
Richard Wright Novel ‘Native Son’ to Become Feature Film
Richard Wright’s classic novel “Native Son” is coming to the big screen, with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks signed on to adapt the book for a feature film. Photographer Rashid Johnson will direct the film in his feature debut. Last year, Johnson became the first artist in nearly four decades to be named to the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum. The film will be produced by Bow and Arrow Entertainment, which acquired the rights to the 1940 classic. “Native Son,” which elevated Wright to national prominence, follows a 20-year-old African-American man named Bigger Thomas from impoverished. »
- Matt Pressberg
Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Scores Rare 100 Percent on Rotten Tomatoes
Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, horror movie “Get Out,” is receiving rave reviews from critics who are calling the thriller an “unmitigated triumph” and the “most trenchant studio release in years.” In fact, the movie has a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 100 percent, based on 27 reviews, all of which are positive. The film is about interracial couple Rose (Allison Williams) and Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), who reach a meet-the-parents stage in their relationship, leaving their metropolis for a country gathering hosted by mom (Catherine Keener) and dad (Bradley Whitford). Also Read: Jordan Peele, Allison Williams Thriller 'Get Out' Sets Release Date Chris expects. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
‘Game of Thrones’ Star Alfie Allen Joins ‘The Predator’ Reboot
Shane Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are returning for the reboot as well. Fox has already scheduled “The Predator” for a Feb. 9, 2018, opening.
Major plot details are being kept under wraps other than the movie being set in suburbia. “Narcos” star Boyd Holbrook replaced Benicio del Toro as the lead back in October. The cast also includes Jacob Tremblay, Trevante Rhodes, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, and Keegan-Michael Key.
The original “Predator” was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura as commandos attempting to rescue hostages while being stalked in a jungle in Central America by a fearsome extra-terrestrial, played by Kevin Peter Hall.
Alfie Allen, who »
- Dave McNary
Universal & Charlize Theron Land CIA Spy Novel ‘Need To Know’
Exclusive: Universal Pictures has landed Need To Know, with Charlize Theron attached to star in and produce the upcoming novel by Karen Cleveland. The thriller is about a wife and mother who works as a CIA analyst. One morning while digitally searching files in hopes of unmasking a Russian sleeper cell in the U.S., she makes a shocking discovery that threatens her job, her family and her life. Beth Kono, Aj Dix and Theron will produce through their Denver & Delilah Films… »
‘Atlanta’s Bryan Tyree Henry Joins ‘White Boy Rick’
Exclusive: Bryan Tyree Henry, who plays ‘Paper Boi’ in FX’s multiple award-winning series Atlanta, has just joined the cast of White Boy Rick, the story of Richard Wershe Jr., who in mid-1980s Detroit at the age of only 14 became an undercover informant for local and federal law enforcement agencies and then established himself as a major drug dealer only to be taken down by the very law enforcement that empowered him. Henry joins other cast members Matthew McConaughey… »
Buckle Up, ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Rumored Runtime Will Take You On A Long Ride
With “The Fate Of The Furious” marking the eighth entry in the supercharged franchise, it’s safe to say that Vin Diesel‘s on-screen family has really grown. And if these latest rumors are correct, the upcoming movie will have plenty of space for la familia to jump into the action.
According to Cinemarx, a Romanian movie listings site (so, grain of salt and all that), “The Fate Of The Furious” will have audiences buckled in for 160 minutes, making it the longest entry in the series.
Continue reading Buckle Up, ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Rumored Runtime Will Take You On A Long Ride at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Truth Behind the Infamous 2000 Oscar Heist
21 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
You may recall the story, but you don't know the punchline. In March 2000, 55 Oscars were stolen from a loading dock in an L.A. suburb just weeks before the 72nd Academy Awards ceremony. The disappearance of so many iconic statuettes caused a media frenzy, and a public response came fast. R.S. Owens, which had been making the statuettes since 1982, raced to manufacture a new batch of 55. Roughly 20 factory workers worked 24/7 to re-create the entire inventory and shipped them west in time for the curtain call.
Within days of the theft, Willie Fulgear, an unemployed »
- Scott Johnson
Hollywood Gender Gap: 2016 Movies Had More Major Female Characters But Fewer Speaking Roles
While more women played major characters in films in 2016, the percentage of female characters with speaking roles has declined, a new study has found. Women accounted for 37 percent of major characters in the 100 top-grossing 2016 films, up 3 percentage points from the previous year, according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University’s annual “It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World” study. But despite female-centered hits like “Hidden Figures,” “Ghostbusters” and “Bad Moms,” only 32 percent of the 2,595 female characters actually had speaking roles, down 1 percentage point from 2015. Also Read: »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Guillermo del Toro Says ‘Hellboy 3’ ‘Will Not Happen… 100 Percent’
Guillermo del Toro has laid a rumor to rest: “Hellboy 3” will “not happen,” he said on Twitter on Tuesday morning. Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it — Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 21, 2017 In the past few weeks, the filmmaker has teased fans with “Hellboy 3,” putting polls on Twitter about the threequel and writing that he met with Ron Perlman, who is “in for the sit down.” Previously, when asked when fans might expect “Hellboy 3,” del Toro said plainly. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
‘The Discovery’ Is Dangerous In New Trailer For Sci-Fi Starring Rooney Mara & Jason Segel
While “The Discovery” landed at the Sundance Film Festival last month boasting star power — Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford — and a nifty premise, reaction was mixed on the sci-fi movie. But we’ll watching anything with that cast, and we can’t help but continue to be intrigued by the film, which now has a new trailer.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Video of Harrison Ford Passenger Plane Incident Released
Video of Harrison Ford’s incident on Monday when he mistakenly attempted to land on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County while piloting his private plane, has been released. The footage shows Ford flying his Aviat Husky near a passenger plane, before landing on the taxiway.
Ford was allegedly heard on an air traffic control recording at the time saying, “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”
Ford’s rep declined to comment on the situation when it was originally reported. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, and issued the following statement on Tuesday after the event took place:
“Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon. The pilot correctly read back the clearance. The pilot then landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing »
- Variety Staff
‘Fargo’/’Legion’ Showrunner Noah Hawley Will Direct Sci-Fi Film ‘Pale Blue Dot’
Director Noah Hawley now has another sci-fi project he may make his feature directorial debut. Almost a year ago the Fargo and Legion showrunner signed on to direct 20th Century Fox’s Man Alive. Now, he also intends on making Fox Searchlight’s science-fiction film, Pale Blue Dot, which is set to star Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies). Below, learn about the Noah Hawley sci-fi movie Pale […]
- Jack Giroux
Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel Says “There’s Nothing Serious About The Movies,” Wishes ‘Deadpool’ Got Nominated
We’re a few days away from the Oscars, the annual celebration of the artistry of the medium. As the major studios increasingly pivot to blockbusters, one could argue the show is even more important than ever in shining the spotlight on the kinds of movies that are getting more difficult to make. Would “La La Land” have made over $340 million worldwide were it not in the awards conversation all season long?
- Kevin Jagernauth
IMAX and Disney extend slate deal including 'Star Wars 9', 'Indiana Jones 5'
Marvel films, Pixar sequels will also get the IMAX treatment.
These will include this year’s Star Wars instalment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will have some sequences shot with IMAX cameras, and Avengers: Infinity War, which is being shot entirely with IMAX cameras.
Titles covered by the updated agreement include Lucasfilm’s untitled Indiana Jones film, the untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX; Marvel’s Black Panther and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers sequel; Disney’s [link »
- email@example.com (Tom Grater)
Disney Films To Show On Imax Through 2019 With New Distribution Deal
Imax will continue to offer animated and tentpole films from Disney — including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will have scenes shot in Imax cameras — through 2019 with an extension of what they call this morning their “multi-faceted agreement.” In addition to supplying films for the large screen venues, Disney and Imax say that they will create “exclusive Imax marketing materials,” focusing on films shot with Imax cameras to fill its screens’ aspect ratios. Last year… »
‘The Promise’: All Film Proceeds To Non-Profits, Starting With Elton John’s AIDS Charity
Open Road and Survival Pictures' The Promise, the drama starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale about the Armenian Genocide, will donate all proceeds from the film to various non-profit organizations including Sir Elton John’s AIDS Foundation and other humanitarian and human rights groups. At the legendary singer’s Academy Award viewing party on Sunday, both Elton John and Ejaf chairman David Furnish will introduce the Terry George-directed film to their… »
‘Carrie Pilby’ Trailer: Bel Powley is Much Smarter Than You, Also Unhappy
Welcome the museum of American Independent Film. Have you been here before? Oh, good! Then you know that the Middle-Aged Sad Sack Comedian wing is to the left and the Quirky New York Girl Learns How To Break Out Of Her Shell wing is to the right. May I recommend a visit to the latter? […]
- Jacob Hall
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