For the first time, studio presentations paid more than lip service to diversity. Marvel Studios showcased “Black Panther,” it’s black director and four black leads. Brie Larson thrilled the convention as the new Captain Marvel.
The film shows the consequences of exposing yourself to mysterious forces on the internet. Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star as teens who take a game too far. Toward the end, the movie goes too far and loses its grip.
Super-agent Matt Damon is back, and so is his memory. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn join the team behind “The Hangover” for some bad parenting. Emma Roberts does horror. Also opening: Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” and “Captain Fantastic.”
A tree that became a popular attraction for its role in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” has fallen. The tree is featured in one of the final scenes of the film. The movie, based on a Stephen King novella, stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It’s underneath the tree that Freeman’s character finds an important letter buried by Robbins’ character.
Marni Nixon, the trained opera singer who famously dubbed for non-singing movie stars including Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn, died Sunday of breast cancer at age 86, reports The New York Times.
"Breaking a Monster," director Luke Meyer's insightful and disturbing documentary about the music business, opens with a home video from 2010 showing two boys jamming out in a basement den. Tiny-looking kids with their big instruments, singer-guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse and drummer Jarad Dawkins look awfully goofy as headbangers.
On Jan. 27, 2015, director Paul Feig posted four photos on his Twitter account: head shots of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. A few hours later, he sent out a follow-up tweet: "In other news, #Ghostbusters will be hitting theatres July 22, 2016. Save the date!"
There's a scene halfway through "Bad Moms," wherein a PTA meeting full of suburban moms turns into a full-on frat house-style rager. Moms in sweater sets, khakis and sensible sneakers chug liquor straight from the bottle, make out, huff whippets, crash tricycles and urinate on lawns, all in glorious slow motion, hair and spittle flying to a pulsing pop beat. It's featured heavily in the trailer for the film, and is the best scene in the movie. Bad mothers? Shut your mouth.
Lee Daniels, the co-creator of TV's "Empire," spoke passionately of his own family's struggles as he endorsed Hillary Clinton Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, calling her a true advocate for victims of gun violence who can help turn "their heartache into action."