Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes beating expectations for a $50 million plus open

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is on track for a better than expected, $50 million plus opening according to early figures. In a nice piece of good news for exhibitors and studios, audiences are checking out to see Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in theatres, with Deadline reporting that it’s on … Read more

Civil War likely to hang on to number 1 as Abigail and Ungentlemanly Warfare open soft at the box office

It looks like both Abigail and Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare aren’t likely to make much of an impact at the box office. It looks like this weekend’s two big, original IP, new releases, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and Radio Silence’s Abigail, are struggling to find an audience at the weekend box … Read more

The 25th Anniversary of Ebertfest to Open with Star 80, With The Best Man As Its Centerpiece | Festivals & Awards

Lisa Cortes, the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning producer and director, will attend Ebertfest to discuss her film “Little Richard: I Am Everything,” a documentary about Little Richard, the unique, flamboyant, rock ‘n’ roll icon who shaped the world of music with hits like “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally” (Read Sheila O’Malley’s review of the … Read more

Bryan Cranston against Breaking Bad reunion, still open to Malcolm

Bryan Cranston maintains his stance that Breaking Bad is definitively over, while he would be up for rebooting Malcolm in the Middle. The list of actors to be recognized as both skilled dramatic and comedic actors on the small screen is fairly limited when you think about it. But one man who has crossed the … Read more

‘The Marvels’ May Open to Half the Box Office of ‘Captain Marvel’

After the critical reaction (emphasis there on critical) to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Secret Invasion, and the somewhat muted reception of the new season of Loki, Marvel could really use a big, block-busting hit. Whether that hit will be the studio’s next movie, The Marvels, remains to be seen — and seems highly unlikely at this point, even though the … Read more

Taylor Swift Film Expected to Open to Record $150+ Million

Taylor Swift has been catapulted to a whole new level of fame ever since the pandemic. Of course, she was pretty much a household name before that. Now, you can’t leave the house without seeing her mentioned somewhere. There’s a good reason for that. And now, a concert movie of her recent Eras tour is expected to do … Read more

Julia Roberts-Led Apocalyptic Thriller to Open at AFI Film Festival

American Film Institute announced that Netflix’s upcoming apocalyptic thriller Leave the World Behind has been selected to open the 37th AFI Fest. Sam Esmail’s latest will premiere on October 25 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, where AFI Fest 2023 will take place between October 25-29. “Sam Esmail is a commanding voice in … Read more

The Last of Us showrunner says he’d be open to spin-offs under certain conditions

The Last of Us spin-offs could happen, but the studio must take great care when expanding the world and its characters. HBO‘s The Last of Us could be the beginning of something much more significant for the network. Development on the second season is already underway, but could there be more in the pipeline? According to The Last … Read more

The 2024 Sundance Press Inclusion Initiative Application Open Now Through Friday, August 25th | Festivals & Awards

The rules state that by submitting a Press Inclusion Initiative form and Press Accreditation Application, applicants are being considered for two separate things. Regardless of whether they are selected to receive a stipend towards attending the festival in-person or online, they will be considered independently for a press credential at the festival. Press Accreditation Applications for … Read more

Danny DeVito Is Open to Reprising Penguin Role in Batman

Danny DeVito is open to resuming his role as Penguin. DeVito first portrayed the character in the 1992 DC superhero film Batman Returns. There he played Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, a crime boss who takes on Michael Keaton’s rendition of Batman. This film from director Tim Burton has gone on to become one of the most celebrated … Read more