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Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Jeremy Lin, Naomi Osaka Shorts Have Qualified for Oscar Consideration (Exclusive)

Recent Oscar wins for shorts by Riz Ahmed, Kobe Bryant and Matthew A. Cherry may have motivated other big names to throw their hats — or films — into the ring, too.

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Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Jeremy Lin, Naomi Osaka Shorts Have Qualified for Oscar Consideration (Exclusive)

The three Oscar categories that recognize films which run 40 minutes or shorter — best live action short, best documentary short and best animated short — are often regarded as “minor,” but this year’s contenders for them will include some major names. On the heels of recent Academy Awards ceremonies at which Oscars for short films […]

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Discusses ‘Bullet Train’ Bonds, Fighting for ‘Tenet’ and Personal ‘Kraven the Hunter’ Story

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been acting since he was 6 years old, but he managed to create a bond on the set of Bullet Train that he’s never had before with another actor. In the David Leitch and Brad Pitt-led action-comedy, Taylor-Johnson plays Tangerine, who’s one half of an assassin duo known as The Twins. The […]

‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Sets 2024 Release

Universal Pictures has set a March 8, 2024 release date for Kung Fu Panda 4. The latest chop socky pic from the movie franchise that features Po and the Furious Five will take the place of the untitled DreamWorks Animation film. Inspired by traditional martial arts and set in ancient China, the Kung Fu Panda film series tells the […]

‘Day Shift’ Filmmaker Discusses Rise from Stunt World to Directing Jamie Foxx

If you’ve been following big budget action films over the past ten years, you’ve probably seen J.J. Perry’s handiwork. Known for his stunt work on films like the John Wick series and the Fast and Furious franchise, the stunt coordinator turned second-unit director is now making his directorial debut with the Netflix action-comedy Day Shift. […]

‘Claydream’ Review: Doc’s Portrait of an Animation Innovator Is Inspired and Poignant

Marq Evans’ film explores the rise and fall of Will Vinton’s stop-motion studio, which shot to fame with its California Raisins ads but couldn’t withstand boardroom maneuvers.

Emily Blunt Joins Ryan Gosling in Universal’s ‘The Fall Guy’

Emily Blunt has joined actor Ryan Gosling and director David Leitch in the stuntman action drama The Fall Guy for Universal. The forthcoming movie is inspired by the classic 1980s series of the same name. Fall Guy was created by Glen A. Larson, the prolific TV producer whose output ranged from Battlestar Galactica to Magnum P.I, […]

Telefilm Canada’s Outgoing CEO Talks Diversity Drive Amid a Racial Reckoning: “It’s About Reducing the Barriers”

As Christa Dickenson gets set to step down as executive director and CEO of Telefilm Canada after four years as head of the country’s biggest film financier, she looks back on a four year tenure rocked by a pandemic and protests. “For me, it meant 2020 was a catalyst for true cultural change at Telefilm,” […]

‘President’ Filmmakers on Zimbabwe’s Ban of the Doc and Long Fight for Democracy

From her home in Copenhagen, Denmark, director Camilla Nielsson is fighting for justice. Justice in Zimbabwe. The filmmaker has shot two acclaimed documentaries in the landlocked African nation: Democrats, which won the best documentary feature honor at Tribeca in 2015, and President, which premiered in Sundance in January, where it won the World Cinema Documentary […]

Venice: ’48 Hours,’ ‘Red Heat’ Director Walter Hill to Get Glory to the Filmmaker Honor

Walter HIll, the iconic director of such films as The Warriors, 48 Hours and Red Heat, will be honored for his life’s work at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival. He will receive the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award. Hill will screen his new film, the Western Dead for a Dollar, starring Christoph Waltz, […]

‘Day Shift’ Review: Jamie Foxx’s Netflix Vampire Comedy Is a Breezy Late-Summer Diversion

Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg and Dave Franco star in this strange comedy about a vampire hunter trying to keep his family together.

12 Notorious Movies and TV Shows That Have Never Been Released

When Warner Bros. Discovery canceled the release of Batgirl, it was a shocking move to many. But there are other movies and TV shows that have likewise gained infamy due to never seeing the light of day. The vast majority of axed Hollywood projects are run-of-the-mill concepts that simply didn’t work out or eventually find their way online. […]

Insiders React to Janet Yang Being Named Academy President: “She’s the Leader We Need”

On Aug. 2, hours after Janet Yang was elected as the new president of the Film Academy — becoming the first Asian person to hold the position — Universal hosted the premiere for Jo Koy’s Filipino American family comedy, Easter Sunday, where insiders cheered the historic news. “I’m so proud of her,” producer Dan Lin […]