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Photo: “Top Gun 2” Starts Production

Tom Cruise has teased the start of production on the "Top Gun" sequel "Top Gun: Maverick" which is slated to open July 12th next year. The new film's story is set in the present and Maverick follows fighter pilots as...

VOTD: Honest Trailers – Every Chris Nolan Film

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan's films have numerous signatures. Gorgeous cinematography and shot composition, percussive scores, complicated narrative structure, serious and austere tone, and a stable of great actors. They have some weaknesses - having been labelled cold, sterile and lacking...

“Roseanne” Canceled At ABC After Tweets

Despite the huge ratings, ABC has suddenly and immediately pulled the plug on the revival "Roseanne" in the wake of a tweet by series star Roseanne Barr in which she referred to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett as the...

Analyst: Loot Boxes Exist Due To Idiocy

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has been studying and commenting on the video games industry for decades, and is notable for not holding back on his observations of what is now a $138 billion business. Speaking with VentureBeat at the...

Ridley Scott: Quality TV Is A Problem For Film

Filmmaker Ridley Scott remains one of the busiest men in Hollywood, and one of the few who has fingers squarely in the separate pies of film and television. Not only did he direct two films last year, and produce at...

Netflix Tops Original Programming Survey

While cinephiles bemoan Netflix's lack of curation, the streaming giant's 'grab all you can' approach is working on a perception front. In a new Morgan Stanley survey released today from a nationally representative poll of 3,100 U.S. adults...

“Shoplifters,” “BlacKkKlansman” Win At Cannes

Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters" has won the Palme d'Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. The film, dubbed a moving tale of a self-made family at the bottom of Japanese society with a secret that could tear them apart. Spike...

2018/2019 TV Series Breakdown: The CW

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fifth and final one announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on The CW. After...

2018/2019 TV Series Breakdown: CBS

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fourth announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on CBS. With all but one of...

2018/2019 TV Series Breakdown: ABC

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC. With almost all of their...

2018/2019 TV Series Breakdown: FOX

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the second announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on FOX. With basically all its new...

Netflix Aims For 470 Originals By Year’s End

Netflix's insatiable appetite for content shows no signs of slowing as Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos made a bold pledge at the MoffettNathanson’s Media & Communications Summit currently underway in New York. Sarandos says that the service is going...

2018/2019 TV Series Breakdown: NBC

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC. NBC remains on track to...

PS4 Outsells XB1 More Than 2-To-1

At this point it's just rubbing it in, but EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has released numbers this past week suggesting that Microsoft has sold only about 29.4 million Xbox One consoles by the end of 2017. That's less...

Ron Howard Ultimately Made 70% Of “Solo”

Two weeks out from the release of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and some further information about the behind-the-scenes drama that hit the film's production has come to light. One lingering question that has been around for several months...

“Infinity War” Directors Talk THAT Ending

With "Avengers: Infinity War" now playing in cinemas everywhere, those involved have now begun discussions of spoilers regarding the story and how they play out into the next film. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD The new film ends on a dark cliffhanger, effectively...

Scorsese Talks The Devaluation Of Cinema

As it slowly dwindles on the vine, the theatrical experience is becoming increasingly like that quirky but needy friend who demands the constant validation of others in order to feel like they're still as relevant as they once were. One...

Ranking The Marvel Cinematic Universe Films

Updated As Of April 28th 2018 With the release of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" in cinemas, I decided it was time to look back at the nineteen films so far of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and figure out...

Paramount Teases M:I-Fallout Stunt, More “Trek”

Paramount Pictures used its CinemaCon presentation this evening to either announce or confirm numerous films they have in store. They officially announced that two new "Star Trek" films are on the way, as is a new "G.I. Joe"...

“Avengers: Infinity War” First Reactions Are In

Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" just had its world premiere in Los Angeles and social media reactions have started to go online. Full reviews are under embargo until Tuesday afternoon U.S. time, but so far the reactions from...

Cinema Chains Consider Their Own MoviePass

With CinemaCon on this week, the topic of movie subscription service MoviePass is set to come up numerous times. While exhibitors haven't been keen on the third-party service, they may respond to it in a way others have...

First U.S. LED Cinema Screen Now Running

The first-ever LED cinema screen in the United States is now up and running at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in the Los Angeles suburb of Chatsworth. The new screen, which measures 34 feet wide and 17 feet tall, is essentially a...

Gilliam, von Trier & More Coming To Cannes

With the Netflix vs. Cannes debate the focus of attention last week, this week has seen the film festival get back to talking about the films it is including and adding a few notable inclusions to what seemed a...

MoviePass Stock Plummets After Sell Off

Subscription movie ticketing service MoviePass is again in the news today, this time though it's feeling the burn - from irate investors. The parent company of MoviePass, Helios and Matheson Analytics, announced plans it is looking to sell $150 million...

Auditors Doubt MoviePass Sustainability

While its supporters love it and studios and exhibitors have had understandable issues with it, most of the arguments for or against movie ticket subscription service MoviePass have been discussed by those with some skin in the game -...

Spielberg’s Films Top The $10 Billion Mark

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg was always in a class of his own, but now it's official - Spielberg has become the first director in film history whose movies have topped the $10 billion mark at the worldwide box office. The Wrap...

First Photos: Stone, Hill In Fukunaga’s “Maniac”

Some filmmakers have a hard time crossing over into television, but not Cary Fukunaga who followed up acclaimed films like "Jane Eyre," "Sin Nombre" and "Beasts of No Nation" with the even more acclaimed first season of HBO's "True...

MoviePass Called A “Cancer On The Industry”

Movie theater subscription service MoviePass is growing rapidly, even faster than similar subscription-based media disruptors like Netflix was for TV and Spotify for music. Jumping from only a few thousand to two million subscribers in the past year or so,...

EA Boss Reflects On Loot Box Disaster

Half a year removed from the loot box controversy surrounding "Star Wars: Battlefront II," EA's newly-appointed chief design officer Patrick Soderlund admits that the response to the game has been a steep learning curve for those involved. The game failed...

“Solo” Inspired By Mann’s “Heat” & “Thief”

Filmmakers often look to other movies for inspiration in their work and so will make comparisons to other films in their various press interviews. Recently the "Avengers: Infinity War" scribes compared that Marvel film to "Nashville" from Robert Altman, now...

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