Paul King interview: Paddington 2

Ben Mortimer Nov 6, 2017 Director Paul King on the box office failure of Bunny And The Bull through to the heights of the new Paddington 2... Returning to the world of Paddington following the huge ...

Why Sidney Poitier’s ‘Stir Crazy’ Is Still the Most Successful Movie Ever Made By a Black Director

Why Sidney Poitier’s ‘Stir Crazy’ Is Still the Most Successful Movie Ever Made By a Black Director In the history of black filmmaking, “Stir Crazy” is rarely cited as a groundbreaker or an enduring high point. However, Sidney Poitier’s 1980 comedy sold more tickets in North America than “The Fate ...

‘The Fate of the Furious’: F. Gary Gray is the First African American To Direct a Billion-Dollar Movie

‘The Fate of the Furious’: F. Gary Gray is the First African American To Direct a Billion-Dollar Movie You have to savor the irony: African Americans comprise a tiny portion of film directors; we all know the argument that black movies don’t play overseas. And in F. Gary Gray’s “The Fate of the ...

The 33 Highest-Grossing Movies Directed By Black Filmmakers

The 33 Highest-Grossing Movies Directed By Black Filmmakers When a film earns over $100 million domestic, it’s noteworthy but hardly unusual; 30 films claimed that distinction in 2016 alone. When a film directed by an African-American joins that group, ...

Why ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Is The Only Major Studio Release on the Prime Easter Weekend

Why ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Is The Only Major Studio Release on the Prime Easter Weekend With its elevated Good Friday grosses, this weekend usually attracts multiple high-end releases, particularly those aimed at families. Not this year. Rival distributors ceded the ground to Universal’s ...

It Came From The Tube: Summer Of Fear (1978)

Sometimes, TV horror is the perfect medium for a particular kind of story. Perhaps a story that doesn’t rely on effects or sensationalism to affect the viewer; a tale that works in a simple, ...

Sidney Poitier Turns 90: Inside the Actor, Activist and Diplomat’s Incredible Life

Sidney Poitier Turns 90: Inside the Actor, Activist and Diplomat’s Incredible Life Legendary filmmaker, activist and human-rights trailblazer Sidney Poitier can now add “nonagenarian” to his list of accomplishments. The two-time Academy Award winner turned 90 on Monday, and ...

Score! 88 Restaurants Where You Can Get Free Food on Your Birthday

Score! 88 Restaurants Where You Can Get Free Food on Your Birthday It’s your birthday and, in the words of Kanye West, you’re most likely “stronger, better, faster.” But what are you really wishing for? How about a chocolate-drizzled vanilla sundae? The cherry on ...

‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake in the Works With Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil

‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake in the Works With Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil “White Men Still Can’t Jump”? The 1992 basketball comedy “White Men Can't Jump” is getting a remake from “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, and Ryan ...

In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016

In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016 We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.Hector BabencoArgentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.He ...

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Signs Overall Deal at Fox

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Signs Overall Deal at Fox “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris has signed an overall deal at 20th Century Fox for the development of future big-screen projects, TheWrap has learned. Barris currently has an overall deal at ABC ...

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Signs Overall Movie Deal With Fox

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Signs Overall Movie Deal With Fox Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “Black-ish” and co-writer of “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” has signed an overall deal at Fox for the development of feature projects. “We are thrilled to be in business ...

Match the Gene Wilder character to the film - quiz

As we bid farewell this week to the mighty Gene Wilder, find out how many of his movie roles you can recognise Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Bonnie and Clyde The Producers Young ...

Iconic Comic Actor Gene Wilder Dies at Age 83

The sad news for fans of film comedy spread like wildfire earlier this week. Here’s the opening paragraph facts from the New York Times: Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s ...

Flashback: Gene Wilder Sings 'Pure Imagination' in 'Willy Wonka'

Flashback: Gene Wilder Sings 'Pure Imagination' in 'Willy Wonka' Gene Wilder has 37 acting credits to his name, ranging all the way from the 1961 TV series Play of the Week through a guest spot on Will & Grace in 2003. He had lead roles in Blazing Saddles, The ...

Gene Wilder: A Master of Hysteria

Gene Wilder: A Master of Hysteria Gene Wilder made it impossible not to laugh. Sometimes it's as simple as that — a gift that keeps on giving. So even as we mourn Wilder's death at 83 from complications of Alzheimer's disease, we ...

'Willy Wonka' Star Gene Wilder Is Dead at 83

Gene Wilder, one of the great comedic minds of our time, has passed away at the age of 83, according to reports. Probably best known as the original Willy Wonka in 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate ...

Film News: Gene Wilder of ‘Willy Wonka’ Fame Dies at 83

Los Angeles – The genius comedy of Gene Wilder was often in the subtlety. With a slow burn or a raised eyebrow, Wilder was able to draw big laughs. The star of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” ...

Gene Wilder Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Comedy Icon

Gene Wilder Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Comedy Icon Sad news came today as legendary comedian Gene Wilder passed away at the age of 83. The actor's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, confirmed that the cause of death was complications from Alzheimer's ...

Watch: Remembering Gene Wilder's Most Iconic Roles

Watch: Remembering Gene Wilder's Most Iconic Roles On Sunday, Gene Wilder died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman confirmed the news in a statement. "He was eighty-three and passed holding our ...

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