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Hollywood Flashback: Isaac Hayes and ‘Shaft’ Electrified the Oscars in 1972

“Heavy!” Sammy Davis Jr. exclaimed, applauding as he took the stage at the 44th Academy Awards following Isaac Hayes’ performance of his Oscar-nominated song “Theme From Shaft.” Davis was making history that night as the ceremony’s first Black host (alongside co-hosts Helen Hayes, Alan King and Jack Lemmon). But before the night was over, Isaac […]

Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International’ Leads Underwhelming Weekend With $30M

The summer 2019 box office has not been kind to studio sequels nor spinoffs. Disney/Fox's 'Dark Phoenix' crashed with a $33 million opening, while Warner Bros.' 'Godzilla: Kong of the Monsters' bowed to an toothless $47 million domestically. And this weekend has continued the disappointing trend, as Sony's 'Men in Black: International' debuted to a sluggish $28.5 million at 4,200 locations.

Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International’ Picks Up $3M in Thursday Previews

'Men in Black: International' started its opening weekend with $3.1 million in Thursday night previews on 3,472 screens.

Box Office Preview: ‘MIB: International’ to Lead Weekend With Muted $30M Bow

The 2019 summer box office has proved quiet thus far, and this weekend is looking to continue that muted trend.

‘Shaft’: Film Review

The Hollywood Reporter review: Samuel L. Jackson reprises the iconic role for a second time in Tim Story's 'Shaft' reboot, which finds the legendary cop teaming with his son to solve a murder.

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Shaft’ Ignited a Blaxploitation Movie Craze in 1971

Over the next decade, 'Shaft' spawned an estimated 200 similarly themed "blaxploitation" films plus five sequels, including Warner Bros.' June 14 release, 'Shaft,' starring Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie Usher.

China Sets Release Dates for ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Detective Pikachu,’ ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ and ‘Shaft’

China has set release dates for 'Aladdin,' 'Detective Pikachu,' 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' and 'Shaft' as Hollywood's early summer schedule for the world's second-biggest film market is beginning to come into focus.

Movie Trailers This Week: ‘The Sun is Also a Star,’ ‘Child’s Play,’ ‘Shaft’ and More

A look at this week's new trailers for films such as 'The Sun is Also a Star,' 'Shaft' and more.

‘Shaft’ Reboot Trailer: Samuel L. Jackson Makes Fighting Crime a Family Affair

The first trailer for 'Shaft,' the 2019 follow-up to Samuel L. Jackson’s 2000 film of the same name, is here.

‘Shaft’ Reboot to Open American Black Film Festival

Tim Story’s remake of 'Shaft,' starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher and Richard Roundtree, will screen as the opening-night film at the American Black Film Festival.

John D.F. Black, Screenwriter on ‘Shaft’ and ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 85

John D.F. Black, who co-wrote the screenplay for 'Shaft' and wrote and produced for the original 'Star Trek' series, has died. He was 85.

Joel Freeman, Producer of ‘Shaft’ and ‘The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,’ Dies at 95

The MGM veteran, a nephew of onetime studio head Dore Schary, also worked on films including 'Camelot' and 'Love at First Bite.'