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They Got Paid What? Channing Tatum, David Leitch, Simon Kinberg Score Huge Deals With Amazon for Spy Thriller ‘Red Shirt’ (Exclusive)

Upcoming recession? Pshaw. Streaming wars over? Double pshaw. With its high priced acquisition of spy package Red Shirt, a spy thriller package with the bold-faced names of Channing Tatum, David Leitch and Simon Kinberg, Amazon has shown it is willing to pay big bucks in an era when streaming giants and major studios are rethinking […]

‘The Menu’ Director Mark Mylod Talks His Return to the Big Screen After 11 Years Away

It’s been 11 years since The Menu director Mark Mylod last directed a feature film, and his return to the big screen has gone better than he ever could have expected. His epicurean horror-comedy starring Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult has not only been met with critical acclaim, but it also scored Searchlight’s […]

Ed Brubaker Took Inspiration From Nicolas Winding Refn for Graphic Novel ‘Night Fever’

Ed Brubaker has straddled the worlds of comic books and Hollywood for years as the co-creator of Marvel’s The Winter Soldier, as a writer on HBO’s Westworld and as an executive producer on the upcoming animated series Batman: Caped Crusader. Now, his time with filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn on the Amazon miniseries Too Old to […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Returning to Theaters for 2 Weeks

Paramount is returning to the danger zone next month, with Top Gun: Maverick getting a victory lap in theaters for a two-week engagement. The Tom Cruise film lands back in theaters from Dec. 2 through Dec. 15 and will play in 1,850 locations. Maverick became the hit of the summer after opening over Memorial Day […]

Greta Gerwig Says She Worried That ‘Barbie’ Could Be Her “Career-Ender”

Greta Gerwig is admitting that she experienced a variety of emotions about taking on her upcoming film Barbie. During a conversation with singer Dua Lipa on the At Your Service podcast, Gerwig reflected on deciding to work on the script with Noah Baumbach before then taking on directorial duties for the Warner Bros. film that […]

Marvel Has Found an Answer to So-Called “Fatigue”

Marvel Studios is here to ring in another holiday with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. It marks the second of Marvel Studios’ newly minted “Marvel Special Presentation” line, following the release of Michael Giacchino’s Werewolf by Night in October. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, written and directed by James Gunn, once […]

Why Cannibalism Is Suddenly Trendy on Screen

If it feels like people eating people has been a bit everywhere lately, you’re not wrong. There’s the cannibal romance Bones and All, starring Timothée Chalamet, that’s now in theaters. Another current film, the darkly comic thriller The Menu, flirts with the subject matter by pairing food and death. Netflix recently had record viewership for […]

‘Devotion’ Director JD Dillard on Jonathan Majors’ Show-Stopping Scene: “It Hurts to See Hurt”

[This story contains “spoilers” for the historical Korean War drama Devotion.] Devotion director JD Dillard knew what was in store when Jonathan Majors was scheduled to perform his Korean War drama’s most powerful scene, but the performance still hit harder than anyone expected. Devotion chronicles the heroics of the first Black naval aviator, Jesse L. […]

‘Andor’ Creator Tony Gilroy Talks Luthen’s Good Day, That Post-Credit Scene and Season Two 

[This story contains spoilers for Andor season one.] Now that Andor season one has come to a close, creator Tony Gilroy is already off and running on season two. The showrunner of the critically acclaimed Disney+ Star Wars series is currently embarking on a shoot that will last through August 2023, but he still managed […]

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Tracking for $150M-$170M Domestic Box Office Opening

The long-awaited sequel Avatar: The Way of Water should open to at least $150 million-$170 million when sailing into North American theaters on Dec. 16, according to early tracking. And those are conservative estimates. Directed by James Cameron,The Way of Water hits the big screen more 13 years after Avatar made history in becoming the […]

Quentin Tarantino Gets Blowback for Saying Marvel Actors “Not Movie Stars”

Say “Marvel” again, we dare you! Quentin Tarantino has become the latest prestige filmmaker to give a modest critique of superhero movies, only to find his comments getting Hulk smashed on Twitter. In an interview with Tom Segura for his podcast, 2 Bears 1 Cave, Tarantino was asked about the what-should-be-entirely-safe topic of Marvel movies. “I don’t […]

Denise Gough on ‘Andor,’ Googling Tony Gilroy and What Ever Happened to That ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Pilot

Denise Gough took it as a sign. The Irish actor had just found out that the pilot for Bloodmoon, the Game of Thrones spinoff set 8,000 years before the original series, in which Gough starred alongside Naomi Watts, had been canceled. The show they had made would never be seen. HBO, going back to the […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ to Hit Paramount+ in Late December

Top Gun: Maverick is the movie that keeps on giving. The blockbuster will hit Paramount Global’s streamer Paramount+ on Dec. 22, the service unveiled Tuesday. “Paramount+ today announced the #1 film of 2022, Top Gun: Maverick, will be available to stream globally on the service beginning Thursday, Dec. 22, in the U.S., as well as […]

Horror Maestros Unite: Behind James Wan and Jason Blum’s Deal Talks

It’s a move that promises to shake up the world of horror movies and leave all others in vampire dust. James Wan and Jason Blum are working out the details during advanced talks to create one big horror factory as the genre becomes Hollywood’s hottest commodity. If a deal is closed, which could be in […]

Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Finds New Director With ‘Lovecraft Country’ Helmer Yann Demange

Marvel Studios’ Blade is being unsheathed once more, this time with a whole new creative team. Yann Demange, who directed the pilot of HBO’s boundary-pushing horror series Lovecraft Country, has come aboard to helm the vampire action thriller that still has Mahershala Ali attached to star. Meanwhile, Michael Starrbury, who earned an Emmy nomination for […]

Anjelica Huston Joins Ana de Armas in Lionsgate’s ‘John Wick’ Spinoff ‘Ballerina’ (Exclusive)

Anjelica Huston has pirouetted back into the world of John Wick, joining the cast of Ballerina, Lionsgate’s spinoff set in the world of the Keanu Reeves action franchise. Production is already underway on the feature that is being toplined by Ana de Armas and directed by Len Wiseman. Shay Hatten wrote the script and the […]