Monthly Archives: January 2023

Netflix Offloads Two Completed Films, Filmmakers Shop Projects Elsewhere

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A trend among entertainment companies as Hollywood continues its will-they/won’t-they relationship with a possible recession is the unloading of completed projects. The move has been seen across the industry, from AMC+ to Parmaount+ and Disney to HBO Max. Now The Hollywood Reporter has learned of two completed Netflix feature films, The Inheritance and House/Wife, that […]

Britney Spears asks fans to respect her privacy after police welfare check: ‘Things went a little too far’

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Britney Spears broke her silence two days after police were called to her house for a welfare check by concerned fans. In a statement on Thursday, the 41-year-old singer pleaded with fans and media to respect her privacy. “I love and adore my fans but this time things went a little too far and my […]

Avatar: The Way of Water Marks 6 Straight Weeks at No. 1, Crossing $2 Billion Mark

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NEW YORK — James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” led ticket sales in movie theaters for the sixth straight weekend, making it the first film to have such a sustained reign atop the box office since 2009’s “Avatar.” The Walt Disney Co.’s “The Way of Water” added $19.7 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters […]

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ stays afloat at box office

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“Avatar: The Way of Water” is staying afloat at the box office. On Friday, the blockbuster took home over $4.65 million in sales, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo. The James Cameron sequel is quickly climbing the charts on the all-time list, where it is threatening the hold 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” has on fifth […]

Anna Kendrick lost part of herself in an abusive relationship: ‘I’m still getting it back’

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NEW YORK – Anna Kendrick is reclaiming her story. The Oscar-nominated actress is earning career-best reviews for “Alice, Darling” (exclusively in AMC theaters nationwide Friday), playing a young woman trapped in an emotionally abusive relationship. Kendrick, 37, signed on to the project two years ago, as she was coming out of a long-term relationship with […]

David Crosby tweeted that heaven is ‘overrated,’ ‘cloudy’ a day before his death

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David Crosby cracked a joke about heaven a day before he died. Early Wednesday morning, The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash co-founder took to Twitter to joke that heaven is “overrated.” “I heard the place is overrated….cloudy,” his tweet read in response to a screenshot of a Google search that asked, “can we go […]

Brendan Fraser Recalls Landing ‘Airheads’ Even Though He’s ‘Not a Musician’: ‘I Don’t Play the Guitar’

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“I don’t think Adam played the drums. I think Steve could get by on bass pretty well,” Fraser said of his onscreen bandmates in Airheads Brendan Fraser’s acting chops were enough to make him believable in the role of a band’s lead guitarist, despite not having any musical prowess himself. “I don’t play the guitar,” […]

Lisa Marie Presley public memorial planned at Graceland

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Lisa Marie Presley’s life will be honored with a public memorial service at Graceland. The daughter of Elvis Presley died on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the age of 54. “Riley, Harper, Finley, and Priscilla are grateful for the support, well-wishes, and outpouring of love honoring their beloved Lisa Marie,” a representative confirmed to Fox News […]

The Lesson of ‘Babylon’: Every Great Filmmaker Has to Fall on Their Face Once and Learn From It

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Watching Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon,” in all its superficially titillating, occasionally exciting and mostly exhausting wretched excess (the orgies, the elephant poop, the contempo actors overdoing it as dawn-of-cinema stars, the general air of cynical performative effrontery), I thought to myself: We’ve been here before, so many times. You sit down to watch a movie by […]