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Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ to Receive Palm Springs Film Fest’s Vanguard Award

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the Palm Springs International Film Awards, it was announced on Thursday. The Vanguard Award is a group honor that recognizes a film’s cast and director. The award will be presented to Spielberg and castmembers Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Gabrielle LaBelle and […]

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Black Panther 2’ Feasts on $64M as ‘Strange World’ Flops With $18.6M

In a troubled start for the year-end holiday season, the feast at the 2022 Thanksgiving box office was among the most paltry in years as a varied menu of new movies largely failed to entice mainstream moviegoers. The big exception was Marvel Studios and Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which stayed atop the five-day holiday […]

Box Office: ‘Black Panther 2’ Rules, ‘Strange World’ Goes Cold While ‘Glass Onion’ Carves Up Competition

Overall revenue for the Thanksgiving box office is revenue paling in comparison to other years as Disney Animation’s Strange World bombs with families and a varied menu of adult-skewing fare has trouble attracting mainstream audiences. For Disney, it appears to be a case of feast or famine. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will stay […]

How Often Do the Early Favorites Win Best Picture?

Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical The Fabelmans is the early favorite to win the Oscar for best picture. Or maybe it’s Babylon. Or The Banshees of Inisherin, or Everything Everywhere All at Once, or Tár, or Top Gun: Maverick. For now, it depends on which expert you ask. We’re just days away from what some deem the […]

Specialty Films Forced to Take More Risks In Expanding Theater Count Sooner

After opening in two theaters in December 2017, Guillermo del Toro’s Searchlight drama The Shape of Water never played in more than 1,000 locations until its ninth weekend, after picking up 13 Academy Award nominations. The film would go on to win four Oscars, including best picture and best director, and earn $63.9 million domestically. […]

Next Gen Talent 2022: Meet The Hollywood Reporter’s 12 Rising Young Stars

Stars of awards season frontrunners and streaming obsessions, these 12 rising talents have found their footing as Hollywood, at large, charts a new course. They have broken out on premium cable (The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri and Yellowjackets Jasmin Savoy Brown) and in the specialty theatrical space (Everything Everywhere All At Once‘s Stephanie Hsu). For some, […]

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Commands Huge $181M U.S. Opening, $331.3M Globally

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is on the prowl. The superhero sequel opened to a huge $181 million at the domestic box office to hunt down the biggest November opening of all time and the second-biggest launch of 2022 so far, behind fellow Marvel Studios’ pic Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($187.4 […]

Steven Spielberg Says Filmmakers Were Thrown “Under the Bus” by Warner Bros.’ HBO Max Strategy

Steven Spielberg might be open to making a film for a streaming service in the future, but it sounds like he would want it to be on his terms. The legendary director told The New York Times in an interview published online Wednesday that he felt his fellow filmmakers were thrown “under the bus” by […]

Seth Rogen on Emotional Filming of Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’: “I Saw Him Cry Dozens of Times”

On Sunday night, Steven Spielberg debuted his highly personal new film The Fabelmans at TCL Chinese Theatre, just steps away from where his hand and footprints are memorialized in cement. The movie, which he also co-wrote as well as directed, traces a slightly fictionalized version of his early life and his journey to becoming the […]

Steven Spielberg: The Origin Story

In March 2020, in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Steven Spielberg was watching his 103-year-old father, Arnold, deteriorate. After growing distant when the filmmaker, now 75, was in his 20s and early 30s, father and son had reconnected and become close. They lived near each other in Pacific Palisades, and Steven would go […]

Michelle Williams to Receive Gotham Awards Performer Tribute

Michelle Williams is set to be honored with a performer tribute at the 2022 Gotham Awards. The four-time Oscar nominee stars in Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Fabelmans, based on the acclaimed director’s own childhood. In the movie, which is set to hit theaters next month after winning the People’s Choice audience award at the […]

TIFF: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ Wins Audience Award

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans picked up the top People’s Choice honor Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival, which wrapped up its 47th edition. Spielberg’s latest film grabbed TIFF’s top audience award, which is often a barometer of future Academy Award nominations. “This is the most personal film I’ve ever made, and the warm reception from […]