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Ryan Reynolds to Receive American Cinematheque Award

Ryan Reynolds has a big date with American Cinematheque on Nov. 17. The actor, writer, producer, entrepreneur and beloved movie star will be honored with a career retrospective as the 36th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award at the org’s gala dinner at the Beverly Hilton. The event serves as the annual fundraiser for the […]

‘A Madea Homecoming,’ ‘Free Guy’ Enjoy Billion-Plus Minutes Viewed Streaming Debuts

There’s simply no stopping Encanto. The animated film stayed atop Nielsen’s movie streaming chart for the 10th week in a row, according to viewership numbers for the week of Feb. 21-27. That’s a record for any film or TV series tracked by Nielsen since the leading analytics firm began measuring streaming. Encanto — which is […]

How ‘Free Guy,’ ‘No Time to Die’ Visual Effects Teams Created “Eye-Popping” Theatrical Spectacles

The VFX pros behind ‘Dune,’ ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ also explain how they brought their out-of-this-world visions to life.

‘The Adam Project’ Director Shawn Levy Wants to Team Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman for ‘Bromance” Movie

Before they put the finishing touches on their 2021 hit Free Guy, Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds knew that they wanted to work together again. So they spread the word around town, and Skydance CEO David Ellison quickly suggested the long-gestating The Adam Project, which Tom Cruise once circled at Paramount in 2012. When Levy […]

10-Plus Movies a Year for Hulu, ‘Avatar’ (For Real!), More ‘Free Guy’: 20th Century Studios President on Company’s Future

There was already enough pressure on Steve Asbell as he began the first day of his new job as president of 20th Century Studios in March 2020. The preceding few years were tumultuous for the company, as Disney initiated, and finalized, its acquisition of the venerable studio, leaving the future of many employees, divisions and […]

Where to Watch Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer in ‘Free Guy’ Online

Free Guy was a surprise smash hit last August when it was released in theaters after it was delayed for more than a year due to the pandemic. The action-comedy film from Disney and 20th Century Studios debuted at No. 1 and has raked in $331.5 million at the box office worldwide. Directed by Shawn […]

How ‘Free Guy’ VFX Team Built Film’s Video Game World

For 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy — a movie set in the real world and in a role-playing video game — visual effects were paramount in creating the worlds and characters, particularly “Guy,” an NPC (non-player character) in the game, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds. To get the appropriate look and feel for the movie, production […]

Jodie Comer on ‘The Last Duel’ and Ridley Scott’s Sensitive and Efficient Set

Jodie Comer knew that The Last Duel was going to be her most challenging performance to date, but thanks to Ridley Scott, the film’s most upsetting sequence was captured rather quickly. Written by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the film revolves around Jacques Le Gris’ (Adam Driver) rape of Comer’s Marguerite de Carrouges […]

Box Office Milestone: ‘Shang-Chi’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Domestic Pic of Pandemic Era

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continues to dazzle at the box office. The Marvel Studios and Disney pic achieved a major milestone on Friday when hitting $186.8 million in domestic ticket sales, the highest gross of the pandemic-era despite the challenges posed by the delta variant. The record previously belonged to fellow […]

Box Office: ‘Shang-Chi’ Remains No. 1 in Its Third Weekend

For a third weekend in a row, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has battled its way to the top of the box office. The superhero stand-alone earned $21.7 million at the domestic box office from 4,070 theaters, dropping 37 percent, bringing its total North American ticket sales to $176.9 million. The PG-13 […]

Box Office: ‘Shang-Chi’ Remains No. 1 With $35.8M

Shang-Chi remained atop the box office charts in its second weekend with a domestic haul of $35.8 million. The superhero stand-alone, which is playing in 4,300 theaters, has a cume-to-date of $145.6 million. The PG-13 movie, which boasts an A CinemaScore, stars Simu Liu as Marvel’s newest hero and is the studio’s first to center […]

Lil Rel Howery Shares Hilarious Zoom Church Stories on ‘The Late Late Show’

Lil Rel Howery on Tuesday dropped by The Late Late Show to discuss the slew of films — including Free Guy and Space Jam: A New Legacy — he recently appeared in and to chat about his new stand-up album, Humbly Vulnerable. While talking about returning to the stage for the first time in more […]