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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Father Stu’ Lands at Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures has nabbed the worldwide rights to Rosalind Ross’ feature directorial debut, Father Stu, starring and produced by Mark Wahlberg. Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver and Teresa Ruiz also star in the redemptive biopic about boxer-turned-priest Father Stuart Long now set to hit U.S. theaters on Good Friday, April 15. “Father’s Stu’s journey from troublemaker […]

Chris Hemsworth, Jacki Weaver, Alia Shawkat to Judge Heath Ledger Scholarship

Chris Hemsworth, Jacki Weaver, Alia Shawkat, Total Control director Rachel Perkins and casting director Nina Gold (Solo: A Star Wars Story) are set to judge the Heath Ledger Scholarship, Australians in Film revealed Wednesday. Gregor Jordan, who directed Ledger in Two Hands and Ned Kelly and was a longtime friend of the late actor, will […]

Awards Analysis: Naomi Watts Strong in ‘Penguin Bloom,’ Wild Card Sales Title in Strange Year

Glendyn Ivin's Penguin Bloom, an acquisition title that stars Oscar nominee Naomi Watts, had its world premiere at the virtual Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, with aspirations of not only finding a distributor but also becoming a part of a most unusual awards season.

‘Penguin Bloom’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Naomi Watts plays an active mother who becomes paralyzed in Glendyn Ivin's family drama 'Penguin Bloom.'

‘Stage Mother’: Film Review | Palm Springs 2020

Jacki Weaver plays a Texan who inherits her estranged son's San Francisco drag club in 'Stage Mother,' a comic drama that also stars Lucy Liu, Adrian Grenier and Mya Taylor, of 'Tangerine.'

‘Zeroville’: Film Review

James Franco directs and stars in an adaptation of Steve Erickson's novel 'Zeroville,' which views the New Hollywood of the late '60s and '70s through the eyes of a movie-obsessed, "cine-autistic" seminary student who becomes an in-demand film editor.

‘Perpetual Grace, LTD’: TV Review

Epix drama 'Perpetual Grace, LTD' from Steven Conrad (Amazon's 'Patriot') is a thriller about magicians, pastors and swindlers, with an ensemble cast led by Ben Kingsley and Jacki Weaver.

Box Office: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Catches $58M Amid ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Reign

'Avengers: Endgame' has retained its No. 1 position at the domestic box office for a third week in a row.

Box Office: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Catches $5.7M in Thursday Previews

Ryan Reynolds-starrer 'Detective Pikachu' earned an impressive $5.7 million in Thursday night previews at the North American box office.

‘Poms’: Film Review

In 'Poms,' directed by Zara Hayes, Diane Keaton leads a rebellious group of retirees to form a cheerleading squad.

‘Out of Blue’: Film Review | TIFF 2018

Patricia Clarkson stars in 'Out of Blue' as a New Orleans detective trying to solve a murder mystery in director Carol Morley's adaptation of Martin Amis' novel 'Night Train.'

Pam Grier, Rhea Perlman Join Diane Keaton in ‘Poms’

Pam Grier and Rhea Perlman are joining Diane Keaton and Jackie Weaver in comedy "Poms," about a group of women that form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community.