Ferdinand movie review: no bull, it’s wonderful

MaryAnn’s quick take… Goofy, charming, faithful to its sweet source material, and all while advancing the standard “Be yourself” message with fresh challenges to gender expectations. I’m “biast” ...

The Man Who Invented Christmas movie review: but would Charles Dickens approve?

MaryAnn’s quick take… There’s charm and wit in its fanciful depiction of the creative process, but the film downplays the social activism that Dickens fully embraced in his work. I’m “biast” (pro): ...

SAG-aftra Presidential Candidate Pete Antico Blasts Union Leaders Following ‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Death

SAG-aftra Presidential Candidate Pete Antico Blasts Union Leaders Following ‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Death SAG-aftra presidential candidate and veteran stuntman Pete Antico has blasted union leadership for failure to provide protection to the stunt community. Antico issued a blistering statement to ...

Bleecker Street boards Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm thriller 'High Wire Act'

New York-based distributor picks up thriller written by Tony Gilroy. Bleecker Street has secured Us rights to director Brad Anderson’s High Wire Act starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike. The ...

Bleecker Street boards Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm thriller

Bleecker Street boards Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm thriller Bleecker Street has secured U.S/ distribution rights to director Brad Anderson’s High Wire Act, which was written by Tony Gilroy. The political thriller centres on a top diplomat (Jon Hamm) who ...

Protest Over New Contract Set for SAG-aftra National Board Meeting

Protest Over New Contract Set for SAG-aftra National Board Meeting Presidential candidate Peter Antico will hold a protest against SAG-aftra’s new tentative deal, prior to Saturday’s national board meeting at union headquarters in Los Angeles. The board is expected ...

Wakefield movie review: man of the house (emeritus)

MaryAnn’s quick take… An appalling elevation of toxic masculinity to something poignant, radical, and heroic. As unpleasant and as passive-aggressive as its horrid protagonist. I’m “biast” (pro): love ...

Lowriders movie review: slow and furious

MaryAnn’s quick take… This melodrama about men unable to express themselves emotionally except through heavy machinery isn’t only clichéd: it doubles down on the clichés. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing ...

Stuntman-Actor Peter Antico Running for SAG-aftra President

Stuntman-Actor Peter Antico Running for SAG-aftra President Peter Antico, a veteran stunt coordinator and actor, has announced his candidacy for the presidency of SAG-aftra. Antico, who made the announcement on his Facebook page, has been a longtime critic of ...

Annette Bening joins cast of 'Life, Itself'

Annette Bening joins cast of 'Life, Itself' NBC break-out This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman directs the drama. Film Nation and Temple Hill announced that Bening has joined Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, ...

Annette Bening Joins Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde in Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life, Itself’

Annette Bening Joins Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde in Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life, Itself’ Annette Bening has joined Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde in the romantic drama “Life, Itself.” “This Is Us” creator and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” writer Dan Fogelman is directing from his own script. ...

20th Century Women movie review: sometimes it’s hard to be a woman

MaryAnn’s quick take… Poignant and hilarious and wise, a melancholy ode to a moment when the world was changing for women (and men)… and how it still and always is. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate ...

Annette Bening to Star in FX’s Next ‘American Crime Story’ Installment, ‘Katrina’

Annette Bening to Star in FX’s Next ‘American Crime Story’ Installment, ‘Katrina’ Annette Bening has signed on to star in “Katrina: American Crime Story,” the next installment in Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series. Bening will play Kathleen Blanco, who was Governor of Louisiana ...

Unforgettable: the new trailer

Simon Brew Apr 3, 2017 Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl star in a film that seems a throwback to the 1990s... It’s like we’ve got back to the 1990s. For the directorial debut of the terrific ...

Oscar Isaac Will Lead The Ensemble Cast Of Life Itself

It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve had a sweeping, multi-character epic in cinemas, so it’s welcome news that Oscar Isaac has been confirmed as leading the cast of Life Itself – an upcoming ...

Oscar Isaac to Star in ‘Life Itself,’ a Multigenerational Romance

Oscar Isaac to Star in ‘Life Itself,’ a Multigenerational Romance Deadline is reporting that Oscar Isaac will star in “Life Itself,” which unfortunately is not an adaptation of Roger Ebert’s memoir. Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us,” “Pitch,” “Danny Collins”) will write ...

Will This Be the Year Annette Bening Finally Wins an Oscar?

Annette Bening in 20th Century Women (Courtesy: Merrick Morton/A24) By: Carson Blackwelder Managing Editor Over the course of her career, Annette Bening has been nominated for four Oscars. That, of ...

NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Lands at Britain’s Channel 4

NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Lands at Britain’s Channel 4 Channel 4 has acquired U.K. broadcasting rights to Fox Television’s “This Is Us,” which premiered to strong ratings on NBC in the U.S. earlier this week. The comedy drama, created by “Danny Collins” ...

Dan Fogelman’s Romance ‘Life Itself’ Movie in the Works

FilmNation Entertainment has tapped “Cars” scribe Dan Fogelman to direct his romance screenplay “Life Itself” with shooting starting in March in New York and Spain. FilmNation will fully finance, ...

Becky G, Josh Peck to Star in Animated ‘Gnome Alone’ (Exclusive)

Becky G, Josh Peck to Star in Animated ‘Gnome Alone’ (Exclusive) Singer-songwriter Becky G and Josh Peck have come on board as the lead voice talents for 3Qu Media’s animated comedy “Gnome Alone.” Directed by Peter Lepeniotis (“The Nut Job”) and produced by 3Qu ...

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