The Passengers of the Night movie review (2023)

“The Passengers of the Night” takes place from 1981—with jubilation in the streets over the election of President François Mitterrand—through 1988. But a constant throughout the movie’s many life changes is the presence of the late-night radio show that gives the film its title. During the wee hours, people call in to share intimate, personal … Read more

Freeform Cancels Single Drunk Female, The Watchful Eye

The Disney-owned cable network Freeform has pulled the plug on both Single Drunk Female and The Watchful Eye. As confirmed by Variety, the comedy series Single Drunk Female has been canceled after two seasons on Freeform. Meanwhile, mystery thriller The Watchful Eye has been shut after just one season. What is Single Drunk Female about? … Read more

Hayley Atwell on two hour stunt screen test for Mission: Impossible

Hayley Atwell says that her screen test for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One involved two hours of stunt choreography. When it comes to screen tests, most involve the actor(s) performing a scene to the camera. Some, like the recent Superman: Legacy screen tests, also involve full costume and makeup, but when it comes … Read more

Oscar Winner Alan Arkin Dies at 89

An Oscar and Tony Award winner—and an onscreen fixture for decades—has died. Alan Arkin passed away on June 29 at his home in California. He was 89 years old. His death was confirmed by his sons to People Magazine. In a statement, they wrote “Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as … Read more

Nimona movie review & film summary (2023)

“Nimona” feels more like a dramatized checklist of stylistic tics and emotional beats from both Pixar and DreamWorks’ animation studios’ greatest hits. There’s some lightly likable dad-friendly puns, sight gags, and a bunch of angsty declaiming about questioning authority, being true to yourself, and other bumper-stick-ready slogans. “Nimona” also features a bunch of post-post-punk anthems … Read more

Anthony Mackie calls Real Steel director each year about sequel

Anthony Mackie calls Real Steel director Shawn Levy once or twice a year to ask about the long-belated sequel. RealSteel was released well over a decade at this point, but fans of the sci-fi boxing movie are still campaigning for a sequel. One of those fans is Anthony Mackie, who actually starred alongside Hugh Jackman … Read more