Christopher Nolan Is Trying to Make Sure His Movies Won’t Look Weird on TV

Warner Bros. Producer/director Christopher Nolan is on a mission to improve your television-viewing pleasure. Have you ever been to a super store and noticed that a movie being played on a demo 4K TV looks kinda weird? Like it’s being played at 1.5x speed? That’s because of a TV setting called “motion smoothing.” Put simply, … Read more

Chinese Actress Fan Bingbing Has Gone Missing

Fan Bingbing, one of the most popular actresses in China, hasn’t been seen in public or heard from since an early June visit to a children’s hospital in Tibet three months ago, CNN reports. While no charges have been officially announced against the actress, speculation has now arisen that the Chinese government has quietly arrested … Read more

22 Times ‘Solo’ Recycled Moments From the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

The new Disney era of “Star Wars” is well known at this point for its incessant nods to old “Star Wars” movies, and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the most referential of these movies yet. Below you’ll find our list of 22 times “Solo” reused, repurposed or just referenced the original “Star Wars” trilogy. … Read more

14 Perfect, Over-the-Top Lines From ‘Predator’ Movies (Photos)

As movie franchises go, the “Predator” films have an abundance of iconic, over-the-top, ridiculously quotable lines — way more than a normal film series. It’s likely due to the franchise’s semi-unusual combination of interesting science fiction, ’80s action movie machismo, and surprising willingness to be extremely campy. It results in movies full of lines that … Read more

9 Big Takeaways From That Slick New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer

Lucasfilm Because it’s the only one of the new “Star Wars” movies being released in May instead of December, the marketing campaign for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has been kind of strangely compressed. They don’t start marketing the new one until the previous one has been released, and so we’re already on our third … Read more

‘The Sting’ Theater Review: Harry Connick Jr Aims to Go From Ragtime to Riches

Photo: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade It’s not hard to see why someone imagined a stage musical could be made out of “The Sting,” that 1973 Oscar Best Picture winner starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as Depression-era con artists who pull off the ultimate heist. After all, George Roy Hill’s artfully constructed film leaned heavily … Read more

‘Isle of Dogs’ Leads the Pack at Indie Box Office With Top Screen Average of 2018

Fox Searchlight Fox Searchlight continues what has been a great 2018 for them with “Isle of Dogs,” the latest from Oscar-nominated director Wes Anderson. The limited release, stop-motion film opened on 27 screens in six cities this weekend, making $1.57 million. That gives the film a per screen average of just under $60,000, beating the … Read more

Bill Hader’s 12 Best Characters Ranked, From Stefon to Vincent Price (Photos)

Bill Hader’s 12 Best Characters Ranked, From Stefon to Vincent Price (Photos) Hader’s new series “Barry” premieres on HBO Sunday, March 25 Brian Welk | Last Updated: March 25, 2018 @ 9:20 AM [ comments ]

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Dethrones ‘Black Panther,’ Opens With $150 Million Worldwide

Universal Universal/Legendary’s “Pacific Rim: Uprising” took the top spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $28.5 million from 3,704 screens. That’s down 23 percent from the $37.2 million that its Guillermo del Toro-directed predecessor made in 2013. While that result is on the upper end of pre-weekend projections, the John Boyega-fronted blockbuster … Read more

‘Black Panther’ Passes ‘The Avengers’ as Top-Grossing Superhero Movie at US Box Office

Marvel “Black Panther” is now one of the top five highest grossing films in domestic box office history, and the top superhero film on the charts. The latest Marvel movie passed the $623 million made by “The Avengers” on its sixth Saturday in theaters, grossing $7.76 million to bring its domestic total to $626.5 million. … Read more