Entertainment

The highest-profile Latin American film at Berlin, Alonso Ruizpalacios' “Museo” (Museum), starring Gael García Bernal, has racked up first major territory sales, with more in the pipeline, its sales agent, Luxbox, announced out of Berlin. World premiering Thursday in Berlin competition, “Museo,” – a “gorgeous, giddy shaggy-dog movie,” according to [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: Variety
There is significant cinematic pleasure in observing someone perform an action at which they're practiced. Watching a pianist play or a driver change gear or a master thief pick a lock can exert its own fascination, and the camera can identify expertise, in muscle memory and dexterity that cannot be [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: Variety
An ethical tale for a new era, the youth drama “Dressage” powerfully illustrates the consequences of growing social divisions within contemporary Iranian society and indicts a middle and upper class that have lost their moral center. Helmer Pooya Badkoobeh's debut feature centers on an alienated teen, from a family of [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: Variety
Pascal Plante's heartfelt and edgy feature debut “Fake Tattoos” makes its European premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, after winning Best Canadian Film at the 2017 Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema and unspooling in Slamdance. The intimate narrative pivots on Theo (Anthony Therrien), an 18 year old who celebrates his [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Source: Variety
The asterisks would practically outnumber the alphabet if one were to quote the exact Metallica lyric that blares out intermittently during Malgorzata Szumowska's “Mug.” Suffice to say, the song is “Hardwired,” and the cut concludes with a treble drumbeat underlining the sentiment “Hard-wired to self! de! struct!” At first it [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Variety
Twitter's lost almost all of the money it had invested in SoundCloud, the company disclosed as part of its 2017 annual report Friday. The company had to write off a total of $66.4 million of the $70 million it had invested into the music service in 2016, according to the [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Variety
In today's roundup, HBO Films announced the premiere date for “Paterno,” and VH1 released the cast for the 10th season of “RuPaul's Drag Race.” DATES HBO Films will debut “Paterno” starring Al Pacino on April 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Pacino plays the titular role in a drama about Penn [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Variety
MoviePass filed a patent infringement lawsuit Friday against Sinemia, alleging that its rival subscription service has stolen many of its key features. Both services allow customers to see movies in theaters in exchange for a discounted monthly fee. In the lawsuit, MoviePass accuses its rival of copying features of its [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Variety
Octavia Spencer, Isabela Moner, Tig Notaro, Iliza Shlesinger, and Tom Segura have joined Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne in the Paramount comedy “Instant Family.” Wahlberg and Byrne will play a couple who decides to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Variety
SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris has blasted a federal judge's recent ruling barring California's legislation requiring that subscription entertainment database sites remove an actor's age, if requested by the actor. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria issued the ruling on Feb. 20, backing IMDb's 2016 lawsuit attempting to invalidate AB 1687. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: Variety
One of the Oscar frontrunners has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CNN Entertainment
Stephen Fry, the British actor, comedian, writer, game show host and raconteur, has revealed he is being treated for prostate cancer. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: CNN Entertainment
Quincy Jones might be an 85-year-old musical legend with nothing to prove, but that doesn't mean he isn't still learning from his mistakes. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CNN Entertainment
It's possible no one has ever been happier than Tiffany Haddish was when she came face-to-face with Oprah Winfrey on "The Ellen Degeneres Show." [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CNN Entertainment
Kendra Wilkinson Baskett is being open about the marital problems she's having with Hank Baskett. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CNN Entertainment
The professional hockey player slid into his Instagram comments this week after a fan expressed concern about him and his country superstar singer wife. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: CNN Entertainment
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CNN Entertainment
The more cerebral quadrants of science fiction often exist uneasily with the demands of movie-making, and so it is with "Annihilation," a taut, challenging work by writer-director Alex Garland that, alas, doesn't yield a payoff completely worthy of the journey. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Source: CNN Entertainment

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