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Box Office: ‘Bullet Train’ Leads Ho-Hum Weekend as ‘Top Gun 2’ Rockets Back Up Chart

David Leitch’s action-packed Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt as a hellbent assassin, is leading a quiet weekend at the North American box office. In normal times, Hollywood studios would continue to release event films throughout August. This year is different as the entertainment business emerges from the pandemic and grapples with production and post-production delays. […]

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 […]

‘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. […]

Warner Bros. Weighing Fate of ‘The Flash’ as Its Ezra Miller Problem Grows

The fate of Warner Bros.’ The Flash hangs in the balance as actor Ezra Miller continues to make headlines for their controversial behavior and various arrests. An outright shelving of the film is not off the table, though it would be a last resort. Warners — and its new parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery — had hoped to […]

Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult Fight for Their Lives in ‘The Menu’ Trailer

A lavish meal takes a dark turn in the new trailer for The Menu. The trailer opens with Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) embarking on a tasty journey at an exclusive restaurant where Chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a meal nobody will ever forget — and some may not survive. When a […]

Jason Momoa Says His ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Remake Was “Turned Into a Big Pile of S***”

Jason Momoa is opening up one particular career misfire that still cuts deep. The actor, set to appear in such forthcoming films as Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and Fast X, spoke to British GQ for a recently published interview about the fact that a project can be enjoyable to shoot and still end up […]

DC Films “Reset” Adds More Confusion for Warner Bros.’ Slate

“We’ve done a reset.” That’s how Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav described DC on Aug. 4, days after he made the call to shelve the $90 million HBO Max film Batgirl. The mogul said there’d now be a team that would create a “10-year” plan for DC, although who’s on that team is unclear. […]

Theo Germaine on the Meaning Behind ‘They/Them’ and How the Slasher Is a “New Exploration” Into Good Representation

[This story contains spoilers for They/Them.] In John Logan’s directorial debut, Peacock summer camp slasher They/Them, a group of LGBTQ young people find themselves at a conversion therapy camp — places banned in many U.S. states that allege they can “change,” “repair” or even “cure” someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Run by Kevin Bacon’s […]

DC’s ‘Strange Adventures’ Scrapped at HBO Max

Another DC Comics property has gotten the ax at HBO Max. Strange Adventures, an anthology series from executive producer Greg Berlanti that was to feature some lesser-known characters from the DC universe, isn’t moving forward at the streamer, HBO Max confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Filmmaker Kevin Smith, who was set to direct and co-write […]

‘Prey’ Nabs Record Viewership on Hulu, According to the Streamer

Over the Aug. 5-7 weekend, social media was buzzing over the new movie Prey, the umpteenth installment in the Predator franchise. Many wondered why 20th Century and Disney didn’t open the movie in cinemas, considering the theatrical calendar for August is notably light this year. Instead, Prey debuted directly on Hulu. On Tuesday, Disney said […]

How a Karate Tournament Carpool Inspired the New ‘Predator’ Movie, ‘Prey’

In 1987, Dan Trachtenberg was too young to see John McTiernan’s R-rated Predator, but the older kids in his karate tournament carpool insisted on telling him the whole movie anyway. And at the time, Trachtenberg distinctly remembers a story involving Sonny Landham’s half-Sioux tracker, Billy Sole, who died in a dramatic fight with the Predator. […]

‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ Sets Christmas 2024 Release Date

Paramount is preparing for a Christmas boom. The studio announced Monday that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will open in theaters on Dec. 20, 2024. Earlier this year, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opened to a huge $72.1 million in a major boost for the domestic box office recovery, and particularly for family films. The movie went […]