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CNN to Launch CNN+ Streaming Service in 2022

CNN has officially announced its subscription streaming service, CNN+, saying that it will launch in the first quarter of 2022. The company says that CNN+ will be an “additive experience that complements the core CNN linear networks and digital platforms to serve CNN superfans, news junkies and fans of quality non-fiction programming.” That will include […]

Box Office: Anthony Bourdain Doc ‘Roadrunner’ Sets Pandemic-Era Record With $1.9M Debut

The acclaimed new film Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain did big business in its box office debut over the weekend, scoring the biggest weekend opening for a documentary — or any specialty film — during the pandemic era. Roadrunner grossed an impressive $1.9 million from 927 locations for Focus Features and CNN Films. The […]

Box Office: ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Benches ‘Black Widow’ With $31.7M Win

LeBron James was King of the box office this weekend. Space Jam: A New Legacy, starring the basketball great, beat holdover Black Widow to top the chart with a better-than-expected domestic debut of $31.7 million from 3,956 theaters. Marvel and Disney’s Black Widow fell to No. 2 in its second outing with $26.3 million. The […]

Why Asia Argento Wasn’t Interviewed for Anthony Bourdain Doc

Morgan Neville’s Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain dives deep into the enigma that was the globe-trotting chef-raconteur, who died by suicide in 2018. Many members of Bourdain’s inner circle sat for the two-hour film from Focus Features and CNN Films (out July 16), which The Hollywood Reporter critic Daniel Fienberg calls “closer to the […]

Hollywood Flashback: Anthony Bourdain Became a TV Traveler in 2002

Anthony Bourdain was 43 when his journey from anonymous chef to global superstar began. “I think his story of finding himself in middle age is actually very inspiring,” says Morgan Neville, director of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, out July 16. “Tony never stopped appreciating the opportunities that came his way.” Once it started, […]

Box Office: ‘Space Jam 2’ Streaks Past ‘Black Widow’

LeBron James is king of the box office this weekend, where Space Jam: A New Legacy is doing better than expected with its domestic debut reaching $32 million from 3,956 theaters, easily enough to bench holdover Black Widow. The big-budget sequel to the 1996 classic movie grossed $13.2 million on Friday, while Black Widow fell […]

Anthony Bourdain Documentary ‘Roadrunner’ Features AI Model of Late Chef’s Voice

Morgan Neville, the filmmaker behind the new Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, says he re-created the late chef’s voice using AI for several quotes featured in the documentary. In an interview with the New Yorker, the Oscar winner spoke about his work on the film, which documents the author and travel documentarian’s life starting […]

Brasserie Les Halles Returned to New York for One Weekend to Honor Anthony Bourdain

People walked past New York City’s Brasserie Les Halles confused and in awe. After all, the famous Manhattan restaurant where Anthony Bourdain began his chef career has been closed since 2016. But for one weekend only, it came back to life. In celebration of the upcoming release of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, Brasserie […]

‘Roadrunner’ Director Morgan Neville Says Anthony Bourdain Doc Is “Therapy for the Public”

The 2021 AFI Docs Film Festival, with a mix of virtual events and in-person screenings at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, includes a centerpiece screening of Morgan Neville’s Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain. The director, whose other work includes the Oscar-winning 20 Feet From Stardom, the box office […]

‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville tackles chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain's complicated life and tragic death in two-hour documentary form.

Anthony Bourdain Documentary Releases Emotional First Trailer

A documentary exploring the life and career of culinary gonzo-journalist Anthony Bourdain has its first trailer below. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is billed as “an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon” and is from Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor). Here’s a first […]

CNN’s New Originals Slate Includes First Natural History Show, More Travel Fare

When it comes to its original series, CNN has long found a sweet spot in politics and pop culture. Whether the subject is late night TV (The Story of Late Night), or a presidential run (Race for the White House), the channel has continued to expand its slate in those genres. CNN’s new 2021-2022 slate […]