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Friday Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Blasts Off With $17 Million

Friday Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Blasts Off With $17 Million This winter has been a slow, semi-depressing one at the box office—Glass has been our big hit because it cost about $15 and a ham sandwich to make—so leave it to a bunch of dragons to finally add a ...

Razzie Awards: ‘Holmes & Watson’ Is Worst Picture, Donald Trump Worst Actor

Razzie Awards: ‘Holmes & Watson’ Is Worst Picture, Donald Trump Worst Actor The “winners” of the 39th annual Razzies have been announced, and “Holmes & Watson” has the dubious honor of being named Worst Picture. Director Etan Cohen was also singled out for his work on the ...

Ethan Hawke Wins Best Actor at the Spirit Awards, and the Oscar Should’ve Been Next

Ethan Hawke Wins Best Actor at the Spirit Awards, and the Oscar Should’ve Been Next Ethan Hawke has won the Indie Spirit Award for Best Male Lead thanks to his performance in Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed.” The victory is the latest in a long line of award wins Hawke received this ...

Boots Riley Finishes Incendiary Venezuela-Centered Spirit Award Speech Backstage

Boots Riley Finishes Incendiary Venezuela-Centered Spirit Award Speech Backstage When Boots Riley won the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature on Saturday, he closed his acceptance speech with an impassioned plea to pay attention to the unfolding tension currently ...

How Director Stanley Donen Made Stars Like Gene Kelly and Audrey Hepburn Shine Their Brightest

How Director Stanley Donen Made Stars Like Gene Kelly and Audrey Hepburn Shine Their Brightest Some directors make their presence felt in every frame of their films, while others operate in service of the stories and the stars. There is no such thing as an egoless director, but Stanley Donen, ...

J.J. Abrams Talks Wrapping ‘Star Wars Episode 9’, Bringing Back Lando Calrissian & More

J.J. Abrams Talks Wrapping ‘Star Wars Episode 9’, Bringing Back Lando Calrissian & More Fans are patiently waiting for any details they can get from the forthcoming Star Wars Episode 9. Every now and then we think we’re about to get a title or a teaser trailer, but we’re still totally in ...

Richard E. Grant, ‘Roma’ Among Early Winners at 2019 Indie Spirit Awards

Richard E. Grant, ‘Roma’ Among Early Winners at 2019 Indie Spirit Awards Richard E. Grant, Bo Burnham and “Roma” were among the early winners at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards, held Saturday on the beach in Santa Monica, Ca. Grant took the best supporting male ...

Aubrey Plaza’s Spirit Awards Monologue Puts the Oscars, Netflix, and Bryan Singer on Blast

Aubrey Plaza’s Spirit Awards Monologue Puts the Oscars, Netflix, and Bryan Singer on Blast In a year when the Academy Awards will air without a host for the first time in decades, the 2019 Indie Spirit Awards proved in its opening moments why having a host can be so essential to the awards ...

2019 Razzies Winners: ‘Holmes & Watson’ Named Worst Picture, Melissa McCarthy Wins & Loses Too

2019 Razzies Winners: ‘Holmes & Watson’ Named Worst Picture, Melissa McCarthy Wins & Loses Too This weekend we have both the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards honoring the best in film from the year 2018. But before that, the Golden Raspberry Awards needed to announce the 2019 ...

2019 Indie Spirit Awards Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

2019 Indie Spirit Awards Winners: Complete List (Updating Live) The 2019 Independent Spirit Awards are taking place on a beach in Santa Monica, Calif., with “We the Animals” topping nominations with five. “Eighth Grade,” “First Reformed,” and “You Were Never ...

Hated It! How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Gripe About the Oscars

Hated It! How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Gripe About the Oscars Watching the Academy Awards telecast, then grousing about it the next day, has become a hipster parlor game — it’s what the Complete Oscar Experience now is. The complaints are legion, and we all know ...

Boots Riley: Spike Lee Yelled at Me After ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Criticism, But We’re Good Now

Boots Riley: Spike Lee Yelled at Me After ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Criticism, But We’re Good Now “Sorry to Bother You” director and musician Boots Riley, who wrote a scathing criticism of Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” for its positive representation of law enforcement, said that he and the “Do the ...

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Full Winners List, Updating Live

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Full Winners List, Updating Live The Film Independent Spirit Awards will soon be underway in sunny Santa Monica, with Aubrey Plaza hosting the last stop on the road to the Oscars. “We the Animals” leads all films with five ...

‘Kingsman’ Prequel Moves to Valentine’s Day 2020; Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Speeds to November

And the Great Film Slate Shuffle continues. THR reports that Matthew Vaughn's untilted Kingsman prequel has moved from its original November 15, 2019 premiere date to February 14, 2020. The film's ...

Ellen Page Says Hollywood Pressured Her to Stay in the Closet for Years

Ellen Page Says Hollywood Pressured Her to Stay in the Closet for Years Ellen Page came out in 2014, by which point she’d already known she was a lesbian for several years. So did others in Hollywood, and in a new interview for Porter the “Umbrella Academy” star says that ...

Andy King, Subject of the Most Infamous Scene in ‘Fyre’, Begged Filmmakers to Cut It

Of the two recently released Fyre Festival documentaries, only one featured a scene where someone confessed that they’d be willing to perform fellatio in order to help the soon-to-be-doomed fest ...

Read Variety’s 1957 Review of ‘Green Book’ Pianist Don Shirley

Read Variety’s 1957 Review of ‘Green Book’ Pianist Don Shirley “Green Book” viewers who are not totally versed in the ways of ’50s and ’60s jazz may come away from the heavily Oscar-nominated movie wondering just how well known and respected the film’s central ...

‘How to Train Your Dragon 3,’ Despite Flaws, Is Escapism With An Emotional Wallop [Review]

There’s always been a patient and underlying feeling of melancholy in the Dean DeBlois-directed “How to Train Your Dragon” series as its employed dragons and Vikings as a Trojan horse to explore the ...

‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’ Re-Release Planned for 40th Anniversary

It’s time to once again look on the bright side of life. Monty Python’s Life of Brian is headed back to theaters to mark its 40th anniversary. The classic comedy that had the surreal comedy group ...

Stanley Donen’s Oscar Speech Was an All-Time Classic — Watch

Stanley Donen’s Oscar Speech Was an All-Time Classic — Watch Like a lot of great filmmakers, Stanley Donen never won a competitive Academy Award — or even got nominated for one. But the “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Charade” director, who died this morning at 94, ...

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