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‘Asteroid City’ Review: Scarlett Johansson Leads Stacked Ensemble That Gets Marooned in Cloying Wes Anderson Whimsy

New additions to the director’s informal repertory company in this cosmic comedy about love, family and precocious geniuses also include Tom Hanks, Steve Carell, Hong Chau and Margot Robbie.

Star-Studded Premiere of Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ Lights Up Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival is accustomed to stars but when it comes to sheer celebrity wattage, you can’t match a Wes Anderson movie. And so it was Tuesday night with the world premiere of Anderson’s latest, Asteroid City, which features a massive cast of A-listers — Tom Hanks, Steve Carell, Scarlett Johansson, Hong Chau, Jason Schwartzman, […]

Cannes: Ray-Ban Stories Offer a Sleek Way to Get Around the No-Selfie Rule

“It’s not beautiful. It’s grotesque. It’s ridiculous.” So said Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Frémaux in 2018 as he decribed the horror of seeing guests take selfies on their phones on the Palais red carpet. The practice has been banned in Cannes ever since, though many still flout the rules. Dozens of guests are seen […]

Tom Hanks’ ‘The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece’: Listen to an Excerpt Featuring Holland Taylor (Exclusive)

Tom Hanks is diving into the world of motion pictures in his new novel. In The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece (Knopf), the Academy Award winner writes about the process of bringing a motion picture from the page to the screen through a group of characters. The story first takes place in 1947 […]

Tom Hanks Says He’s Sometimes Been a Jerk on Movie Sets

If somebody were to ask you: “Who’s the nicest actor in Hollywood?” There’s a pretty good chance Tom Hanks would come to mind. The two-time Oscar winner has a pretty flawless reputation for being kind, collaborative and professional across his five-decade career. But in a new BBC interview, Hanks made the surprising admission that even […]

Aliens and Tom Hanks Abound in Trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’

An alien movie by way of Wes Anderson — the trailer for Asteroid City is here. The spot (below) for Anderson’s latest feature, which takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955, stars Scarlett Johansson as a movie star, Tom Hanks as an ornery grandfather and Jason Schwartzman as a recent widower trying […]

Hollywood Flashback: On ‘Bosom Buddies,’ Tom Hanks Became a Star in Drag

In 2023, anti-drag laws are being debated in at least 14 states, including Tennessee, the first to officially ban “adult cabaret performances” — which includes male or female impersonations — in public spaces or in the presence of children. But in 1980, drag formed the centerpiece of a new ABC sitcom. Bosom Buddies is notable […]

An Unforgettable Evening Gala Sets Sharon Stone as Honoree, Maroon 5 as Headline Performers

The Women’s Cancer Research Fund is finalizing details for its starry fundraiser, An Unforgettable Evening, by setting Sharon Stone as the night’s marquee honoree and booking rockers Maroon 5 to perform. The gala is set for March 16, and it returns to the Four Seasons’ Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Stone, who has attended the […]

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 […]

SAG Awards: 10 Things the Cameras Missed

The SAG Awards got a bit of a makeover on Sunday night, moving to a new address from its longtime home at the Shrine Auditorium and a new platform with streaming partner Netflix. The latter meant that there were plenty of cameras in the room, but The Hollywood Reporter happened to catch some of the […]

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ to Walk Down Theater Aisle in September

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 will walk down the aisle and into theaters on Sept. 8, Focus Features and parent studio Universal Pictures announced Friday. The early fall corridor has worked out well in recent times for movies appealing to older adult moviegoers. Universal’s hit romantic-comedy Ticket to Paradise opened in cinemas this past […]

‘80 For Brady’ Changes Box Office Playbook, Lowers Movie Ticket Prices

In a potentially significant move, the new octogenarian comedy 80 for Brady is rewriting the playbook by offering lower ticket prices. The bold experiment comes at a time when theater owners and Hollywood studios are grappling with how to win back older moviegoers in the wake of the pandemic and the rise of streaming. Paramount […]