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Ray Stevenson, Actor in the Thor Movies and ‘RRR,’ Dies at 58 

Ray Stevenson, the burly British actor who starred as Volstagg in the Thor movies and as the brutally evil governor in the recent Oscar-winning Indian hit RRR, has died. He was 58. Stevenson died Sunday, four days shy of his birthday, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Hollywood Reporter. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported […]

‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Director Steven Caple Jr. on Michael Bay’s Support, ’90s Rap Soundtrack and Reuniting with ‘Creed’ Directors

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts director Steven Caple Jr. isn’t afraid to pick up the phone and ask for guidance. He did it on Creed II when he asked Ryan Coogler and Sylvester Stallone for insight into how best to make a movie in the world of Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) and Rocky Balboa. […]

Tom Sizemore, ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘Heat’ and ‘Natural Born Killers’ Actor, Dies at 61

Tom Sizemore, who faced legal troubles and drug addiction amid a career that saw him star as Sgt. Mike Horvath in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and portray cops, crooks and psychopaths with the best of them, died Friday. He was 61. Sizemore died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, his rep Charles […]

Michelle Yeoh, Pete Davidson Join ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’

Michelle Yeoh and Pete Davidson have boarded Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the seventh installment of the Paramount Pictures franchise based on Hasbro’s Transformers action figures and inspired by the popular 1990s Beast Wars property. Yeoh will lend her voice to the Airazor character, and Davidson will voice Mirage, as previously announced Steven Caple Jr. […]

T.J. Miller Says He Won’t Work With Ryan Reynolds Again After Awkward On-Set ‘Deadpool’ Moment

T.J. Miller is making it clear that Marvel fans won’t need to look for him in the upcoming Deadpool 3. The actor, who played the title character’s close friend Weasel in the wildly popular 2016 original film and its 2018 sequel, was a recent guest on the Adam Corolla Show podcast. During the interview, Miller […]

Jean-Luc Godard, Enfant Terrible of Modern French Cinema, Dies at 91

Jean-Luc Godard, the brilliant and polemical Franco-Swiss filmmaker whose work revolutionized cinema, has died. He was 91. Godard resorted to assisted suicide Tuesday in Switzerland, a family spokesperson told Agence France-Presse. “Jean-Luc Godard died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones,” his wife, filmmaker Anne-Marie Mieville, and producers said in a statement. He will be cremated […]

Michael Bay Resurrects Platinum Dunes, Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Filmmaker Michael Bay has resurrected his Platinum Dunes banner and found a new home for the storied production company. The director, known for his Transformers movies and the Bad Boys franchise, has reunited with Brad Fuller, his former producing partner, in bringing Dunes back. The company has signed a first-look deal with Universal, the studio […]

Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Booms With $72M Bow, ‘Ambulance’ DOA

Boom! Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opened to a huge $72.1 million in a major boost for the domestic box office revival, and particularly for the family market. The PG-rated pic came in well ahead of expectations, starting off when earning $26.5 million from 4,234 theaters Friday. Paramount’s initial weekend estimate was $71 million for […]

‘Ambulance’ Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yayha Abdul-Mateen II Talk Working on Michael Bay’s “Small Movie”

Filmed in just 38 days, Ambulance is what famed action movie director Michael Bay considers one of his lower-budget films — at about $40 million. “For me, that’s small,” Bay said to the audience at the film’s Los Angeles premiere. On Monday night, the film’s cast and creators gathered at the Academy Museum of Motion […]

Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’: Film Review

Eiza Gonzalez also stars in the director's latest action movie, about the aftermath of a Los Angeles bank robbery gone wrong.

David Ozer to Lead Strong Studios Film, TV Production Company

Former Landmark Studio Group CEO David Ozer has been tapped to head up Strong Studios, a film and TV producer being launched by Ballantyne Strong. Ozer will oversee the New York-based indie banner as president, with an eye to developing, producing and distributing original movies and TV series. Two series have been greenlit for production […]

Michael Bay, Gareth Evans, Patrick Hughes Team for Netflix’s ‘The Raid’ Reimagining

After years of speculation, Gareth Evans’ highly influential Indonesian martial arts action film The Raid is finally set to get a U.S.-based reimagining with the Welsh director teaming with action filmmakers Michael Bay and Patrick Hughes for a new take on the 2011 cult classic. Hughes will direct the film for Netflix with Bay and […]