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AARP Movies for Grownups Awards: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Named Best Picture

Top Gun: Maverick was crowned best picture at AARP The Magazine‘s 21st annual Movies for Grownups Awards on Saturday, with Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser, Baz Luhrmann, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jeff Bridges also taking home some of the night’s top honors. Jamie Lee Curtis was recognized with the AARP Career Achievement Award, just a few […]

‘Avatar 2’ Flies Past ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ at Global Box Office, No. 4 Pic of All Time

The milestones keep coming for Avatar: The Way of Water. James Cameron’s blockbuster is now the fourth top-grossing film of all time at the global box office after passing up the $2.071 billion grossed globally by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not adjusted for inflation. The Way of Water finished Friday with a worldwide cume […]

Sundance: Newly Engaged Stars of ‘Theater Camp’ Ben Platt and Noah Galvin Make Splash With Fest Debut

Asked how they feel about making their Sundance debut in the mockumentary Theater Camp, newly engaged couple Ben Platt and Noah Galvin, in their first red carpet interview since the ring exchange, already sounded like an old married couple. “It feels that much more special because we really deserved it, you know? We really earned […]

Gregory Allen Howard, ‘Remember the Titans’ and ‘Harriet’ Writer, Dies at 70

Gregory Allen Howard, who wrote Remember the Titans and was a producer and writer behind Harriet, died Friday. He was 70. Howard died following a brief illness in Miami, his rep Jeff Sanderson told The Hollywood Reporter. Howard, born on Jan. 28, 1952, in Norfolk, Virginia, moved to Los Angeles in the ’90s to pursue […]

‘Tomb Raider’ Film in the Works as Amazon Makes Rich Rights Deal for Marvel-Like Franchise (Exclusive)

Amazon is building a Tomb Raider franchise. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the retail giant and streamer has teamed with Dmitri M. Johnson’s dj2 Entertainment for a massive rights deal to make a Tomb Raider feature film, in addition to the newly announced TV series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge and at least one video game […]

Netflix Offloads Two Completed Films, Filmmakers Shop Projects Elsewhere

A trend among entertainment companies as Hollywood continues its will-they/won’t-they relationship with a possible recession is the unloading of completed projects. The move has been seen across the industry, from AMC+ to Parmaount+ and Disney to HBO Max. Now The Hollywood Reporter has learned of two completed Netflix feature films, The Inheritance and House/Wife, that […]

Oscars: Film Academy “Conducting a Review” Amid Questions About Andrea Riseborough’s Campaign

Without directly naming Andrea Riseborough, whose unexpected best actress Oscar nomination on Tuesday for the indie To Leslie has sparked widespread conversation and questions about the grassroots campaign that led up to it, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a statement issued Friday, appeared to acknowledge that it is looking into the […]

Box Office: ‘Avatar 2‘ Sets Sights on Scuttling ‘Titanic’

The remarkable performance of Avatar: The Way of Water continues. Sometime on Friday, James Cameron’s big-budget spectacle will overtake the $2.071 billion grossed globally by Star Wars: The Force Awakens to rank No. 4 on the list of history’s top performers at the worldwide box office, not adjusted for inflation. The next milestone: sailing past […]

Sundance: ‘A Thousand and One,’ Nikki Giovanni Doc Take Top Jury Prizes

A Thousand and One took the jury prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, with Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project taking the top prize in the U.S. Documentary Competition section. A Thousand and One is directed by A.V. Rockwell and follows a mother who kidnaps her six-year-old […]

Sundance: Weird, Wild Fest Happenings, From Eating a Rack of Ribs at a Premiere to Attendees “Forgetting How to Cross the Street”

The Sundance Film Festival made a triumphant in-person return to Park City after being held online the past two years because of the pandemic. In the interim, some attendees seem to have misplaced their festival manners. Case in point: At the midnight screening of Laura Moss’ horror film Birth/Rebirth — a twisted look at the […]

Sylvia Syms, British Star of ‘The Queen’ and ‘Victim,’ Dies at 89

Sylvia Syms, the British actress whose body of work stretched back to the 1950s and included roles in Ice Cold in Alex, Victim and The Queen, has died. She was 89. In a statement to Sky News, her family said she “died peacefully” on Jan. 27 at a London care home for those in the […]

Sundance: MTV Documentary Films Takes ‘The Eternal Memory’

MTV Documentary Films has acquired The Eternal Memory, which screened in the world documentary competition section of the Sundance Film Festival. MTV is planning a theatrical release and robust awards campaign later this year. Maite Alberdi, who directed the Oscar-nominated doc The Mole Agent, is behind the movie that follows veteran Chilean TV journalist and […]

Sundance Deals: Netflix, Apple Shell Out As In-Person Screening Returns

Yes, there were tech glitches, traffic delays and lines to get into parties that snaked through Main Street in the snow, but by and large this year’s Sundance festival went off without a hitch, and this included a return to in-person dealmaking. There were several sales announcements prior to the fest, including Netflix acquiring the drama […]

Spike Lee to Receive British Film Institute Fellowship

Spike Lee is set to add to his already extensive collection of awards with the BFI Fellowship, the highest honor bestowed by the British Film Institute. The BFI said the Fellowship was in recognition of Lee’s “pioneering body of work that has spanned over thirty years and has chronicled black lives through bold and inventive […]

‘Teen Wolf’ Alum Arden Cho Addresses Movie Release After Opting Out: “No Regrets”

Arden Cho, who played Kira on the MTV series Teen Wolf but does not appear in the new sequel film, took to social media on the day of the movie’s Paramount+ release to give an update on her mind-set. After a Twitter user posted Thursday that he was thinking of Cho that day because it […]

Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni Set to Star in Sony’s ‘It Ends With Us’ Adaptation

Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni will star opposite each other in Sony’s adaptation of It Ends With Us, based on Colleen Hoover’s best-selling novel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Baldoni is set to direct and executive produce the film through his Wayfarer Studios banner, alongside his partner, Andrew Calof. Lively, Hoover and Steve Sarowitz will […]