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Universal Releases ‘Nope’ Featurette Showcasing Diverse Below-the-Line Crew

With still a month to go before the July 22 release of Jordan Peele’s Nope, every new clip is an opportunity to overanalyze for hints about the auteur’s cryptic upcoming feature. But the new behind-the-scenes featurette released by Universal on Wednesday doesn’t require much pause-and-rewind to grasp the point. The two-and-a-half-minute video features members of […]

How the ‘Brian and Charles’ Team Cranked Up the Film’s Unexpected Feel-Good Factor

Brian and Charles could have been a lot darker. The Brit comedy, which Focus Features released wide in the U.S. over the weekend, has been hailed as a delightful slice of feel-good quirkiness, teaming the oddball eccentric Brian Gittins (David Earl) with his peculiar and innocent 7-foot robotic invention Charles Petrescu (Chris Hayward, mostly hidden […]

Charles Petrescu, the Robot from ‘Brian and Charles,’ Talks Fame, Friendship, Becoming the “New Tom Cruise” and Cabbages

Move over Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, the summer box office has a new hero. Charles Petrescu, the star of Focus Features’ Brit mockumentary Brian and Charles, released in the U.S. today, is surely among the most peculiar on-screen protagonists. In the film directed by Jim Archer, the gangly, 7-foot tall, balding, bespectacled, cardigan-wearing robot that is made […]

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 […]

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Serving Up Solid $18M Box Office Opening

Downton Abbey: A New Era grossed $7.4 million on Friday to come in second at the domestic box office only behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which took in $8.4 million. That puts Downton Abbey on course to gross $18 million for the weekend, a solid opening for a movie depending upon older […]

Corey Hawkins’ ‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’ Lands Summer 2023 Release

Universal Pictures has set a summer 2023 wide release for DreamWorks Pictures’ The Last Voyage of the Demeter. The studio has shifted the release date for the adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula from Jan. 27, 2023 to August 11, 2023. The Last Voyage of the Demeter centers on the merchant ship Demeter, chartered to […]

Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong in James Gray’s ‘Armageddon Time’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The director returns to the setting of his 1980s childhood in Queens with this coming-of-age story about hard lessons and comforts in a fractious but loving family, also featuring Anthony Hopkins.

Universal Signs First-Look Production Deal With ‘Notebook’ Author Nicholas Sparks

Universal Pictures has signed a first-look production deal with Nicholas Sparks that will see Anonymous Content and the popular The Notebook author partner to produce three features for the Hollywood studio. The films will be based on some of Sparks’ recent romantic novels, the first being The Wish, with Zack Hayden producing for Anonymous Content. […]

Behind Justin Lin’s ‘Fast 10’ Breaking Point

Families come in all shapes and sizes. They can be loving and nurturing, they can be boisterous and brash, they can be fractious and frustrating. The Fast and Furious franchise, which runs on the theme of family, became the latter when, only days into shooting the latest installment, Fast 10, director Justin Lin did the […]

Universal Debuts First Look at Billy Eichner’s Comedy ‘Bros,’ Starring All LGBTQ Actors

Standing at center stage inside the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Billy Eichner had a very pressing question for 3,000 exhibition industry insiders. “Vegas! Are you ready to make history?” the actor yelled into a microphone Wednesday during Universal Picture’s CinemaCon presentation. “It only took a century!” With that, Eichner presented the first look at Bros, […]

CinemaCon: Universal Unwraps First Look at Harvey Weinstein Movie ‘She Said’

Universal unveiled a first look at She Said, the upcoming drama based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning The New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey as they investigated sexual misconduct claims against Harvey Weinstein, Wednesday during CinemaCon. Slated to open Nov. 18, the film is based on the 2019 book She Said: Breaking the […]

Universal Drops Trailer for George Clooney, Julia Roberts-Starrer ‘Ticket to Paradise’ at CinemaCon

George Clooney and Julia Roberts will soon be back together on the big screen and on Wednesday in Las Vegas, Universal Pictures teased a first look at their pairing in Ol Parker’s romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise. It casts Clooney and Roberts as a divorced couple who reunites and travels to Bali to stop their […]