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Box Office Debacle: ‘Amsterdam’ to Lose $80M-$100M

Amsterdam has been sent packing. David O. Russell’s new movie — featuring a star-studded cast led by Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington — opened to a dismal $6.4 million in North America over the Oct. 7-9 weekend despite a wide release by New Regency and Disney in more than 3,000 theaters. Amsterdam […]

Box Office Upset: ‘Smile’ Bites Off Big $17.6M as ‘Amsterdam’ Bombs and ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Limps

Paramount is grinning widely this weekend as its creepy pic, Smile, continued to stay atop the chart in its sophomore outing with a projected gross of $17.6 million from 3,659 theaters. That’s a decline of just 22 percent, one of the best holds of all time for the horror genre. The news was just as […]

Christian Bale Talks Singing with Taylor Swift and Producing ‘Amsterdam’

Christian Bale has always rebuffed the idea of being a producer and starting a production company, but the Oscar winner has warmed to the idea thanks to his two upcoming projects, Amsterdam and The Pale Blue Eye.  With Amsterdam, Bale and long-time collaborator David O. Russell began developing the idea for the film at a […]

‘Amsterdam’ Review: Christian Bale and Margot Robbie Head Starry Ensemble in David O. Russell’s Chaotic Cautionary Tale

The 1930s-set comedy thriller’s stacked cast also includes John David Washington, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldaña and Taylor Swift.

Events of the Week: ‘Sidney,’ ‘Amsterdam’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Sidney, Amsterdam, Bros, Reboot and Meet Cute. A Jazzman’s Blues special screening After debuting at TIFF, Tyler Perry, Milauna Jackson and Brad Benedict brought their film to Los Angeles for a special screening at […]

Tokyo Film Festival Aiming to Bounce Back After Two Lowkey Pandemic Editions

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will open with a full red carpet for the first time in three years as the event looks to bounce back from two relatively subdued editions held during the pandemic. Fest chairman Hiroyasu Ando said at a line-up press conference that he expected around 100 overseas guests and participants to […]

Margot Robbie, John David Washington on Their “Seamless” Chemistry in ‘Amsterdam’

Christian Bale, John David Washington, Margot Robbie and more of the starry cast and crew of David O. Russell’s upcoming film Amsterdam — including executive producer Drake — stepped onto the green carpet in New York City to celebrate its world premiere Sunday. Amsterdam, which is loosely based on real events of the 1930s, follows […]

David O. Russell and Christian Bale Debut ‘Amsterdam’ at Private L.A. Screening Attended by Oscar Isaac, Ben Stiller and Jeremy Strong

Amsterdam came to Los Angeles over the weekend. David O. Russell debuted his anticipated and star-packed film during a private screening on Sunday night at the Ross House alongside star Christian Bale in front of an A-list crowd. Filmmaker Adam McKay was also on hand to moderate a Q&A with Russell and Bale. The screening […]

Alessandro Nivola Talks ‘Kraven the Hunter’ Villain and “Exhilarating” Process Behind ‘Amsterdam’

Alessandro Nivola has always been an actor’s actor, but in the last handful of years, audiences are catching up to the fact that he’s one of the most versatile performers in town. From an Orthodox rabbi in Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience to Tony Soprano’s tragic mentor in The Many Saints of Newark, Nivola has that unique […]

‘Twilight: New Moon’ Director Says He Declined Taylor Swift’s Request to Be in Film

In Twilight: New Moon, audiences may have watched Isabella Swan form a closer relationship with her friend Jacob Black while introducing other werewolves onscreen, but director Chris Weitz noted that there could’ve been another addition to the cast for the sequel: Taylor Swift. During an interview on the podcast The Twilight Effect With Ashley Greene […]