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‘1883’ Breakout Isabel May to Star Opposite Casey Affleck in Indie Thriller ‘The Smack’ (Exclusive)

Isabel May, the breakout newcomer star from Paramount+’s Western 1883, has signed on to star opposite Casey Affleck and Marisa Tomei in indie thriller The Smack. David M. Rosenthal, who directed thrillers The Perfect Guy and the remake of Jacob’s Ladder, is helming the feature that starts shooting in L.A. beginning in October. Keith Kjarval […]

Keke Palmer Fires Back at Comparison to Zendaya Over Colorism: “I’m an Incomparable Talent”

Keke Palmer doesn’t appear to appreciate the recent social media conversation comparing her career to that of Zendaya. A Saturday tweet drew attention for claiming that a perceived difference in mainstream popularity between Palmer, who currently stars in Jordan Peele’s Nope, and Zendaya is “one of the clearest examples of how colorism plays out in […]

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Scares Up $44M Opening

Acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele’s newest film, Nope, easily topped the domestic box office in its opening with an estimated $44 million from 3,785 theaters, according to Universal’s weekend estimates. While that is certainly a solid start, the sci-fi horror adventure pic came in well behind the huge $71 million bow of Peele’s Us in spring […]

‘Nope’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Rapturous and Suspenseful Sci-Fi Ride

A menacing force threatens a Southern California horse ranch in the director’s third film, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun.

Jordan Peele, ‘Nope’ Stars on Exploring “How People Consume Spectacle” and Taking Inspiration From Unlikely Sources

Nope — Jordan Peele’s latest project, which follows a sibling horse training duo, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer, who encounter a mysterious force over their California ranch — has left audiences guessing about its secretive plot ever since the film’s first trailer dropped in February. It turns out, his cast had many of […]

Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’: Film Review

Chris Evans voices the big-screen Space Ranger who became a 'Toy Story' action figure in the sci-fi adventure spinoff, also featuring Uzo Aduba, Keke Palmer and Taika Waititi.

Chris Evans on Channeling Captain America, Taking Over for Tim Allen in ‘Lightyear’

After four Toy Story films, audiences will meet a new version of Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s latest film, Lightyear, which tells the story of the man who inspired the iconic action figure voiced by Tim Allen. In this story, Buzz is a space ranger embarking on an intergalactic adventure, leading a team of recruits in […]

Final ‘Nope’ Trailer Reveals Far More Plot Details for Jordan Peele’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Horror Film

Nope dropped its final trailer Thursday — and it is far clearer just what is in store for audiences this summer. Written and directed by Oscar winner Jordan Peele, the Universal science fiction horror film is most definitely about aliens. That was the assumption from the initial looks at the film, but the previous trailers […]

Amazon Sets Star-Studded Cast for Sci-Fi Animated Comedy ‘The Hospital’

Amazon’s The Hospital is coming into focus. The retail giant/streamer has handed out a formal two-season order for the animated sci-fi comedy from exec producers Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne. The comedy, first announced in early 2020, has also set its star-studded cast with Keke Palmer, Greta Lee, Kieran Culkin, Sam Smith and Rudolph and […]

New ‘Lightyear’ Trailer Reveals Time and Space-Hopping Plot, Teases Villain Emperor Zurg

The latest Lightyear trailer unlocks the hatch on the animated Toy Story spin-off’s plot and villain. In the second and more in-depth look at the upcoming Pixar animated film, Buzz (voiced by Chris Evans) and his team are seen stranded on a hostile planet more than 4 million light-years from Earth. Alongside his commander, the […]

Keke Palmer Escapes a Plantation and Discovers Freedom in ‘Alice’ Trailer

“Doing the right thing is never wrong,” Keke Palmer says in the first official trailer for her upcoming film Alice. The film, which marks Krystin Ver Linden’s directorial debut, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition Section. Palmer stars as Alice, an enslaved woman in 1800s Georgia who, after escaping her plantation, […]

Sundance: Keke Palmer on How ‘Alice’ Explores Black Freedom Through Its Time Twist

For Keke Palmer, starring in Krystin Ver Linden’s directorial debut Alice was a sobering but empowering opportunity to connect with her ancestors while also reflecting on modern racial justice. It’s a role that speaks directly to her acting roots and that fits squarely into a larger vision for her career, she says, of “how I […]