TV & Movies

Hot TV and Movie News. Trends and most expected movies

Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots Join ‘Sweet Virginia’

Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots Join ‘Sweet Virginia’ »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

In a pre-Toronto Film Festival move, “Daredevil” star Jon Bernthal and Christopher Abbott have boarded the indie thriller “Sweet Virginia.”

Imogen Poots, Rosemarie Dewitt,

Oscars: Academy Announces 12 Areas for Scientific and Technical Awards

Oscars: Academy Announces 12 Areas for Scientific and Technical Awards »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

The Academy has announced 12 areas of industry innovations under consideration for this year’s Scientific and Technical Awards.

The following are under investigation

Call for Entries Open for 44th Annie Awards

Call for Entries Open for 44th Annie Awards »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

ASIFA-Hollywood is calling for entries for the 44th annual Annie Awards.

Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. PT on Oct. 31. through the

Comcast Completes $3.8 Billion DreamWorks Animation Purchase

Comcast Completes $3.8 Billion DreamWorks Animation Purchase »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Comcast Corp. has closed its $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, four months after announcing its plans to buy the studio.

Dreamworks Animation

Australia Selects ‘Tanna’ as Foreign-Language Oscar Contender

Australia Selects ‘Tanna’ as Foreign-Language Oscar Contender »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Australia has selected Vanuatu-set drama “Tanna” as its contender in the Academy Awards’ foreign-language section.

The film was made in the Nauvhal language

Black Label Media Acquires Emily Giffin’s ‘First Comes Love’

Black Label Media Acquires Emily Giffin’s ‘First Comes Love’ »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Black Label Media has acquired the rights to New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin’s “First Comes Love.”

The book, which was released

‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’ Review

‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’ Review »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

After a summer notable for many expensive action-movie disappointments in which even concepts traditionally associated with hands-on stuntwork (i.e. “The Legend of Tarzan”)

Jona Xiao Joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Jona Xiao Joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Jona Xiao has joined the cast of Sony-Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” opposite Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei and Michael Keaton, Variety has learned exclusively.

Jon

Jason Mitchell Set for San Diego Film Festival Honor

Jason Mitchell Set for San Diego Film Festival Honor »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

The San Diego International Film Festival has selected “Straight Outta Compton” actor Jason Mitchell as the recipient of its Rising Star Award, Variety

AFI Faculty Votes “No Confidence” in Dean As Some Resign in Protest

AFI Faculty Votes “No Confidence” in Dean As Some Resign in Protest »

23 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

The American Film Institute is facing an internal rebellion, as the faculty union has declared it has no confidence in the dean, Jan

Mike Epps, T.I. Starring in Restaurant Comedy ‘The Trap’

Mike Epps, T.I. Starring in Restaurant Comedy ‘The Trap’ »

22 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Mike Epps and Tip “T.I.” Harris will star as brothers and produce the restaurant comedy “The Trap” with Chris Robinson directing.

Queen Latifah

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Tops Foreign Box Office

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Tops Foreign Box Office »

22 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Foreign audiences gave “The Secret Life of Pets” a vigorous belly rub and some welcome scratches behind the ears. The animated hit from

‘Lion Woman’ Producer Jacobsen Sets New Slate of Features

‘Lion Woman’ Producer Jacobsen Sets New Slate of Features »

22 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

At last year’s Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, Norwegian veteran producer John M. Jacobsen completed the grand slam in Norwegian film: he

Haugesund: Scary Movies Get Showcase From Nordic Genre Boost

Haugesund: Scary Movies Get Showcase From Nordic Genre Boost »

22 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Launched last year by the Oslo-based Nordisk Film & TV Fund, which promotes and supports films from the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland,

Nordic Co-Production Market Adds Heft With Eurimages Selection

Nordic Co-Production Market Adds Heft With Eurimages Selection »

22 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

The Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market at the Norwegian Intl. Film Festival will open Aug. 23 as the largest edition yet. A record

Danish Distributor LevelK Launches Sales of Thriller Cave’

Danish Distributor LevelK Launches Sales of Thriller Cave’ »

22 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Danish international distributor LevelK will start world sales of Norwegian director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s action adventure thriller “Cave” at New Nordic Films, the

China Box Office: ‘Line Walker’ Stays Top on Quiet Weekend

China Box Office: ‘Line Walker’ Stays Top on Quiet Weekend »

22 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

A desperately quiet weekend at the Chinese box office was won by crime thriller “Line Walker.” The poorly-reviewed Hong Kong TV adaptation held first place

‘The Forest’ Review

‘The Forest’ Review »

22 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Real and imaginary worlds commingle in “The Forest,” an elegantly composed fantasy-drama about an idealistic schoolteacher whose posting to a remote Thai village

Box Office: ‘Ben-Hur’ Crashes and Burns With $11.4 Million Debut

Box Office: ‘Ben-Hur’ Crashes and Burns With $11.4 Million Debut »

21 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

“Ben-Hur” derailed spectacularly at the multiplexes this weekend, as the latest attempt to revive the chariot racing epic opened to an anemic $11.4

Strong Slate of Norwegian Films Fuels Festival’s Selection

Strong Slate of Norwegian Films Fuels Festival’s Selection »

21 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

 The 44th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival kicked off its main program Aug. 21 with the world premiere of a local film, Vibeke Idsøe’s

‘Ben-Hur’s’ Box Office Bomb: 5 Reasons Why it Flopped

‘Ben-Hur’s’ Box Office Bomb: 5 Reasons Why it Flopped »

21 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Like “The Lone Ranger” or “Battleship,” “Ben-Hur” is one of those massive box office wipe-outs that defies easy comprehension. How could something go this

Norwegian Film Festival Celebrates Local Pics in Global Mix

Norwegian Film Festival Celebrates Local Pics in Global Mix »

21 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

With a program of 75 films from 25 countries, the 44th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, which opened Aug. 20, is now

Demian Bichir’s Helming Debut ‘Un Cuento de Circo…’ Bows in Morelia

Demian Bichir’s Helming Debut ‘Un Cuento de Circo…’ Bows in Morelia »

21 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Mexican thesp Demian Bichir, Oscar-nommed for his lauded perf in 2011 drama “A Better Life,” is staging the world premiere of his directorial

Box Office: ‘Ben-Hur’ Falls to ‘Suicide Squad’ With Dismal Friday

Box Office: ‘Ben-Hur’ Falls to ‘Suicide Squad’ With Dismal Friday »

21 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

After pulling in about $4 million on Friday, “Ben-Hur” is looking at a dismal opening weekend at the box office in the range of $11

‘Mister Universo’ Review: A Gentle, Bittersweet Study of Circus Life

‘Mister Universo’ Review: A Gentle, Bittersweet Study of Circus Life »

21 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

The reality of fantasy is the playfully paradoxical focus of “Mister Universo,” the third feature from filmmakers Rainer Frimmel and Tizza Covi to

A Lesson of ‘Ben-Hur’: Movie Stars Matter

A Lesson of ‘Ben-Hur’: Movie Stars Matter »

21 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Up until recently, when a movie turned out to be a major bomb — not just a financial failure but a symbol of

‘Tunnel’ Review: A Cave-In Triggers This Korean Disaster Movie

‘Tunnel’ Review: A Cave-In Triggers This Korean Disaster Movie »

21 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

We’ve sort of seen it before: A guy is driving home for his daughter’s birthday, enters a tunnel, and gets trapped inside. Yet

‘Olive Tree,’ ‘Julieta,’ ‘Bride,’ On Spain’s Oscar Short-List

‘Olive Tree,’ ‘Julieta,’ ‘Bride,’ On Spain’s Oscar Short-List »

20 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Iciar Bollain’s “The Olive Tree,” Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta” and Paula Ortiz’s “The Bride” have made Spain’s short-list for its Oscar submission. The country’s

‘Ben-Hur’ Trails Rivals with Quiet $12 Million U.S. Weekend

‘Ben-Hur’ Trails Rivals with Quiet $12 Million U.S. Weekend »

20 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Paramount-MGM’s costly remake of “Ben-Hur” is headed for a dismal fourth place domestic launch at about $12 million at 3,084 locations, early estimates

Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve Sci-Fi Movie ‘Replicas’ Gets Financing

Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve Sci-Fi Movie ‘Replicas’ Gets Financing »

20 Aug, 2016
Comments: 0

Riverstone Pictures and Remstar Studios have come on board to finance the science-fiction thriller “Replicas,” starring Keanu Reeves and Alice Eve.

“Replicas” has