Movie News Breakdown

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Five cult films audiences hate to love

Entertainment reporter<p><b>Sharknado fans rejoiced this week at the news that the Syfy channel is pressing ahead with a fifth instalment in the trashy disaster franchise.</b><p>Directed as ever by Anthony C Ferrante, Sharknado 5 will see returning stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid travel to London to avert a …

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Tops Movie Social Media Buzz Amid Controversy

Universal’s controversial “A Dog’s Purpose” clearly has social media users barking.<p>The movie topped social media buzz last week with a sizable …

Movies

M. Night Shyamalan on His 3-Hour Cut of ‘Split’ and Why Sterling K. Brown's Role Was Cut

I think we can all agree <b>M. Night Shyamalan</b> made some great movies to start his career and then went through a bit of a rough patch. Thankfully, his …

Opening Night delights Palm Springs Film Festival attendees

With the World Premiere debut <b>Ritesh Batra’s</b> of <i>The Sense of an Ending</i> held at the new Richards Center for the Performing Arts and followed by a …

Images: A Wonderful Collection Of Sexy Covers From The Classic Horror Comic Book Vampirella 1972-1973

This is a collection of covers for the horror comic <i>Vampirella</i>.<p>The success of the horror magazine <i>Famous Monsters of Filmland</i> lead to Warren Publishing …

Adam Driver and Jim Jarmusch take the wheel in ‘Paterson’

Adam Driver, left, and Golshifteh Farahani in “Paterson” (Mary Cybulsky/Amazon Studios & Bleecker Street)<p>Indie film icon Jim Jarmusch has made wry, …

5 Most Unconventional Films Ever to Debut at Sundance

As the 2017 Sundance Film Festival opens this month in Park City, Utah, we look back at five maverick-minded must-watch indie films.<p>Established in …

The most spellbinding movies of 2016

We're sorry, the rights for this video have expired. | Listen to the Audio<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b> Now we continue our series on the best of the year in …

Hollywood

BBC robot animals to go undercover to film nature even David Attenborough cannot reach

For decades, Sir David Attenborough and his television descendants have been creeping ever-closer to the natural world to show it off to viewers in all its glory.<p>But the BBC will next year go one step further, as it commissions 34 hyper-realistic animatronic spy creatures to go undercover in the …

Silence: the history behind Martin Scorsese’s new film

<b>Q: The film is set during the 17th century. Can you give us an idea of what Japan was like during this period?</b><p><b>A:</b> At the time, Japan was just coming …

From Groundhog Day to … Raging Bull? – films to inspire and uplift

Supposedly ‘inspirational’ films tend to leave our critic reaching for the sick bag. He finds defeated boxers, desperate weathermen and boozy, cantankerous widowers far more uplifting<p>More uplifting culture for 2017<p>Can films be inspirational? Well, the good ones all are. And, in a broader sense, …

Hull turns to Hullywood as iconic film scenes recreated on Humber

It may lack the glamour and sunshine of Los Angeles, but that has not stopped hardy Hull residents using the city’s landmarks to recreate famous movie scenes in celebration of its 2017 status as UK City of Culture.<p>Braving biting North Sea winds rather than paparazzi, local film buffs have …

TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall, 77, remembered as pioneer of Canadian film

Bill Marshall, co-founder of the Toronto International Film Festival, has died at age 77.<p>In a written announcement distributed through TIFF, …

Zeb Eckles writes, directs and produces his first film

HUGHESVILLE — Independent film maker, Zeb Eckles, of rural Pettis County spent New Year’s Eve wrapping up the last shoot of the week for his film …

See survivor’s dramatic new film on ‘shooting back’

Charl Van Wyk<p>He may have been outgunned but he wasn’t ungunned, and consequently, the experts agree, he probably saved hundreds, maybe even a …

What inspired Spike Jonze to make a short film with Stephen Colbert?

When “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert interviewed director Spike Jonze earlier this year, his show began not with the traditional opening sequence …

Dear 2016, Thanks for the Great Films

2016 has been an interesting year, especially for movies.<p>It's finally here, the last day of 2016! While some of us may celebrate with shots and …

Bedford graduate aiming for career in film

Taylor Schafer hopes to become a filmmaker and is working toward that goal in New York City.<p>It wasn’t all that long ago when Taylor Schafer was …

What’s up doc: Nick Fraser’s taking on the big boys

Can fledgling documentary platform Yaddo take on the streaming site giants?<p>The problem facing any new streaming service is one of scale. Without a sizeable user base, a new platform can’t afford to build a decent catalogue, and without a decent catalogue it can’t attract new users. Somewhere …

Area dentist’s feature film wins major British award

MOUNT PLEASANT — When local dental specialist Jim Kreutzer isn’t working on teeth, he’s making films.<p>Kreutzer’s latest project, “Tommy’s Honour,” won …

Warner Brothers plans Hollywood film about Nigel Farage and the Brexit campaign

HOLLYWOOD could be taking on the Brexit story as a film studio is in talks about making a movie about Nigel Farage’s campaign to remove Britain from …

10 Controversial Movies That Went Too Far In The Name Of Art

There’s a line between dedicated and insane, and when it comes to art, that line is frequently played with. This is all to say that some of your …

Indies Enjoy Their Glory Moments After Surviving Demanding Year

The edgy denizens of the indie film business, having survived a year of daunting disappointments, are now ready for their moment in the sun. Theaters …

Movies

5 Exciting Films in the 2017 Berlin Film Festival Competition Lineup

The 2017 Berlin Film Festival announced the first portion of the movies playing in Competition, and the lineup is already full of …

Eddie Murphy on Making His First Indie Movie, Celebrating Pluto Nash, and Returning to Stand-up

<b>Was that your first indie project?</b><p><b>Looking back, can you pinpoint exactly when you knew you wanted to perform comedy?</b><p><b>How did you have the confidence</b> …

Comedy

'Paterson,' an affectionate film that celebrates a gritty city

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Indie cult film director Jim Jarmusch's latest feature is "Paterson" a movie about a poetry writing bus driver named "Paterson" played …

Is Moonlight leading a ‘black gay renaissance’?

Or are black queer stories like those told in TV’s Empire or Toronto’s Black Boys just a blip on the cultural radar?

Moonlight

Bad News for Studio Films with Big Stars like Cruise, Hanks, Pitt, Pratt: Reviews Stink, Audiences Missing

It’s a great season for small movie companies and independent minded movies, that’s for sure. From “La La Land” to “Manchester by the Sea” to “Lion,” …

Adam Driver Doesn’t Want Any Trailers for ‘Episode 8’

Trailers are huge events these days. Just last weekend, <i>The Fate of the Furious</i> took over Times Square in New York City to play the highly anticipated …