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

Joel Edgerton Joins Netflix’s Shakespeare ‘Henry V’ Adaptation ‘The King’

Getty Images Joel Edgerton has signed on to star alongside Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet in “The King,” the upcoming Netflix adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” and “Henry V,” the actor’s reps confirmed to TheWrap. The “Red Sparrow” actor will play Falstaff, a character who appeared in five of Shakespeare’s plays and was most prominently … Read more

Vincent Gallo Criticizes Rose McGowan and Asia Argento, Says He’s a Harvey Weinstein Victim

Getty Images Filmmaker and actor Vincent Gallo has strongly critcized Rose McGowan and Asia Argento, and called himself a victim of Harvey Weinstein in an open letter published by Another Man magazine. “I was close to Asia Argento, but we were never engaged. I do remember though threatening Harvey Weinstein for what Asia claimed he … Read more

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon Send Up James Bond in ‘Spy Who Dumped Me’ Trailer (Video)

The first trailer for Lionsgate’s “The Spy Who Dumped Me” teases a sendup of the classic tropes of the James Bond films, as Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon get caught up in the dangerous world of international espionage. In the upcoming action comedy, Kunis plays Audrey, a woman whose life gets upended after a visit … Read more

From Weinstein to Trump: What Happens When We Torch NDAs

On Monday, The Weinstein Company shocked Hollywood by releasing both Harvey Weinstein’s accusers and any witnesses to his misconduct from their binding nondisclosure agreements — otherwise known as NDAs or gag orders. But the unprecedented move leaves us with questions about the advantages, if any, accusers may now have, or how the move might affect … Read more