Tag: Movies

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Is a Soft No. 1 at the Box Office

LOS ANGELES — For months, Warner Bros. marketers did everything they could to stir interest in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second of the studio’s five lavish Harry Potter prequels. The hard sell appears to have worked overseas. But initial ticket sales were soft in the United States […]

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‘Toy Story 4’ and 13 other new movie trailers you need to watch this week

The only film that matters at the box office this weekend is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But then again, you might not be a Harry Potter fan, in which case you’ll seek other stories to entertain you. Grinch, which crushed the box office last weekend, is a great option if you still haven’t […]

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Ezra Miller Says He and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Cast Were Not ‘Consulted’ Over Johnny Depp’s Casting

Ezra Miller says he had no idea about Johnny Depp‘s casting in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The 26-year-old actor, who plays Credence Barebone in the movie, recently opened up to Playboy about Depp’s controversial involvement in the film, claiming that neither he nor any other castmembers were asked their opinion […]

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A Love Letter to Leta Lestrange, the Tragically Unsung Hero of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Spoilers for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” below. One of the main problems with the new Fantastic Beasts film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, lies right there in the title. While the latest installment in the Harry Potter spinoff franchise is another thrilling adventure — following Eddie Redmayne’s enigmatic and endearing […]

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William Goldman, Screenwriting Star and Hollywood Skeptic, Dies at 87

William Goldman, who won Academy Awards for his screenplays for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” and who, despite being one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters, was an outspoken critic of the movie industry, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 87. The cause was […]

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‘Green Book’ Beautifully Illuminates The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Race

Universal You couldn’t be blamed for thinking that Green Book is probably the latest in a long tradition of award season movies that seem like they were designed to make white people feel good about themselves. “Seem like” is the key phrase here, because I don’t think making white people […]

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Is the Coen Brothers’ Odd Paean to the Western

“You can’t help but compare yourself against the old-timers,” says Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in the opening of the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men. “Can’t help but wonder how they’d have operated these times.” Like the sheriff, the Coen brothers are haunted by the “old-timers” of cinema—the great […]

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Everything Is Possible In The Whimsical, Musical ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Sneak Peak

Walt Disney Studios has already dropped a few trailers for Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt doing her best Julie Andrews, and those trailers have been supercalifragilisticexpialidocious while revealing plot details for a sequel that’s been five decades in the making. Here and there, there were some glimpses of characters […]

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Jennifer Aniston Is a Reluctant Pageant Mom in Heartwarming First Trailer for ‘Dumplin”

Jennifer Aniston is going full-on Southern for her latest film role! The 48-year-old actress stars in Netflix‘s new dramedy, Dumplin’, portraying a former beauty queen named Rosie Dickson whose plus-size teenage daughter, Willowdean “Dumplin’” Dickson (Danielle Macdonald), signs up for a pageant as a protest in their small Texas town. The streaming service released the first official […]

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Jack White Could Have Been The Star Of Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’

Getty Image Save some glorious atonal moments in 2001’s Wet Hot American Summer, Bradley Cooper hasn’t really been known for his vocal chops prior to this year. So when it was announced that he would be playing a singer in the fourth-ever version of A Star is Born — fifth, […]

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Felicity Jones Turns Up The Sarcasm As Young Ruth Bader Ginsberg In The ‘On The Basis Of Sex’ Trailer

[embedded content] Share This Video Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg recently landed in the hospital after breaking three ribs, mere weeks ahead of her 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court, which will be celebrated by Focus Features’ On The Basis Of Sex. The first trailer was very paint-by-the-numbers in establishing Felicity […]

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Lady Gaga Sees ‘Shallow’ As An ‘Open Dialogue,’ A Rebuttal To The Silencing Of Women Described By #MeToo

Warner Bros. Lady Gaga is enjoying the acclaim and attention that her performance in A Star Is Born has raised, but she’s more touched by the broader cultural impact the film has had. In an interview with Variety, out today, Gaga discussed the appeal of the movie’s breakout song, “Shallow.” […]

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Jason Momoa Talks ‘Aquaman’ Fight Scenes: ‘Your Body Is Constantly Working’ (Exclusive)

The stars of Aquaman has a great time filming the comic book epic’s fight scenes — but they were definitely intense! “Your body is constantly working,” star Jason Momoa, who plays the movie’s titular hero, said of the grueling filming schedule in ET’s exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek. “You’re doing judo, jiu-jitsu, fight […]

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