‘The Hate U Give’ Trailer: Amandla Stenberg Finds Empowering Voice In Adaptation Of Angie Thomas Novel
Considering the social climate and the mistreatment and unlawful murder of Black men, the story behind 20th Century Fox’s The Hate U Give is wildly — and regrettably — similar to the reality making headlines.
Directed by George Tillman, The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between… Read
‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is The Deadliest Lyft Driver Seeking Revenge In Sony Sequel
In the new trailer for The Equalizer 2, Denzel Washington reprises his role as Robert McCall, but it seems as though he has settled down with his life and is happy with being a mild-mannered Lyft driver who minds his business and does his job…that is, until someone does him wrong — like in the trailer above.
As his first sequel of Washington’s career, it looks like he goes big in the frenetic and action-packed trailer. In addition to laying waste to a bunch of creeps who… Read
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Slurps $711M+ WW; ‘Incredibles 2’ Has Record Pixar China Bow – International Box Office
UPDATE, WRITETRHU: Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom scored a hat-trick this weekend, taking the No. 1 position at the international box office for the third frame in a row. With $106.7M overseas in the session, including a sophomore weekend in China where it passed $200M, the sequel’s offshore cume is now $561.5M for $711.5M worldwide.
The J.A. Bayona-helmed return to Isla Nublar added 17 markets this frame including majors Mexico… Read
A Caution For Politically Inflamed Hollywood: Revolutions Eat Their Own
Two years of graduate school didn't teach me much, except that I didn't want to be in graduate school. But I did pick up one valuable lesson from a close study of modern history. That is, revolutions eat their own.
Robespierre got Danton. Stalin got Trotsky. Someone, maybe Hua Guofeng, got China's Gang of Four, after they got any number of "bourgeois elements" during Mao's Cultural Revolution.
Closer to home, Hollywood's own cultural revolution last week devoured actor Pet… Read
‘The King’ Reigns Over Mixed Weekend of Openers; ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Expands Robustly: Specialty Box Office
With summer tentpoles in full thrust, specialty distributors are maintaining their seasonal role offering up alternative programming for moviegoers not dazzled by the latest studio blitz.
The final full weekend of June included at least a half dozen new limited titles, headlined by Sundance's The King by Eugene Jarecki, which Oscilloscope opened in two Manhattan locations Friday. The documentary lorded over the pack of newcomers with a $29K gross for a solid $14,525 per… Read
David Lynch: Trump Could Be “One Of The Greatest Presidents In History”
Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch says President Donald Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much.”
Speaking to The Guardian media outlet in the UK, Lynch said he was a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016, then switched to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the presidential election.
He now concedes that Trump may have been the correct choice.
"I am not really a political person, but I really like the… Read
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ With $150M Reps Uni’s 2nd Highest Opening Ever – Sunday
4TH UPDATE/WRITETHRU, SUNDAY AM: Universal this morning is calling Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s opening weekend at $150M, which reps the studio’s second-best opening ever at the domestic B.O. after Jurassic World‘s gargantuan $208.8M start, and also outranks Furious 7‘s $147.1M bow. Fallen Kingdom‘s Saturday came in at $50M, -15% from its combined previews + Friday of $59M, which is the same Friday-Saturday ease posted by JW three summers ago.
This is a fantastic… Read
Did Tom Holland Reveal The Title Of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel?
As seen in various videos with his Infinity War co-stars, the charming Tom Holland hasn’t been the best at keeping secrets when it comes to movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Keeping up with his superhero power of sharing secrets, he may have — intentionally or unintentionally — revealed the title to the Homecoming sequel: Spider-Man: Far From Home.
In an Instagram video, he posted while at Seattle's Ace Comic-Con with the caption “Sorry for no announcements, but… Read
The Week In Deadline Videos & Podcasts: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tanya Saracho, And DeWanda Wise
From Patrick Melrose to Vida to She’s Gotta Have It, this week’s slate of videos and podcasts are filled with the talented women of Hollywood.
In this week’s The Actor’s Side, Pete Hammond talks to Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. Known for her roles in Last Exit to Brooklyn and the classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, she now stars in the Showtime's acclaimed limited series Patrick Melrose
Dominic Patten talks to Vida executive producer Tanya Saracho in the… Read
Marvel’s James Gunn Blasts Trump For Signing Crime Victim Photos
Marvel producer/director James Gunn has attacked President Donald Trump on Twitter, claiming that he “wakes up every morning hoping more kids are murdered by immigrants so it will help him in the polls."
Gunn’s comments came after Trump met with the so-called “Angel Families,” who are attempting to raise awareness of crimes committed by those illegally in the country.
Trump signed photographs of the victims at the request of the families, according to his staff.
Gunn, who… Read
Seth Rogen Refused A Picture With House Speaker Paul Ryan
Seth Rogen told CBS late night host Stephen Colbert last night that he refused a picture with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and his family.
Rogen related that he was at an event hosted by former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to promote brain health when the incident occurred. He had just posed for a picture with two teens when one of them said, “My father wants to meet you.” He claimed he saw Ryan approaching.
“My whole body puckered, I tensed up, and I… Read
20th Century Fox Sets Dates For Untitled James Mangold Ferrari Project, Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Death On The Nile’
20th Century Fox’s untitled project from director James Mangold has been set for a June 28, 2019 bow. The film, which stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale, follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers on a car quest.
Led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, the team is dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new race car, one with the potential to finally defeat the… Read