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The 2018 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival has announced its line-up with new films from directors Spike Lee, Pawel Pawlikowski, Jafar Panahi, Lee Chang-Dong, David Robert Mitchell, Matteo Garrone, Jia Zhang-Ke, Wim Wenders, Asghar Farhadi and Jean-Luc Godard. The selection was announced...

Netflix vs. Cannes: Streamer Gets Cuaron’s “Roma”

In a surprise twist, Netflix has picked up "Gravity" and "Children of Men" director Alfonso Cuaron's new film "Roma" reports Vanity Fair. The film follows a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City and ties into The Corpus Christi...

MPAA Report: Discs Dying As Digital Soars

In a break from its usual pattern, The Motion Picture Association of America has opted to include home entertainment spending in their annual report on the health of the film business - previously they only focused on theatrical revenue. In...

Gilroy Opens Up About “Rogue One” Problems

In mid-2016, half a year before "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was set to premiere, Lucasfilm made the then unprecedented move of bringing in Oscar-nominated writer Tony Gilroy to re-work that first "Star Wars" spin-off. At the time it...

Cinema 3D Sales Are Slumping Big Time

A decade after it was re-introduced into wide releases and just over eight years since "Avatar" helped make it mainstream, 3D cinema is now finally looking to be dying off. Peaking in 2010 with $2.2 billion in sales, the revenue...

Colorful New “Infinity War” One-Sheets

Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" has had plenty of posters so far, mostly featuring groups of characters or, like the main poster, a whole squadron of them. Now though they've begun releasing individual one-sheets and these are some damn classy...

Which Shows Are Getting Renewed In 2018?

It's coming to that time of year again. In early May the networks have to lock down which of their series are being renewed and which are being axed for next season. While some have already had...

Third “Cloverfield” Was Dumped Over ‘Playability’

Netflix's sudden post-Superbowl release of "The Cloverfield Paradox," the third film in the popular Paramount Pictures franchise, surprised everyone and certainly got the movie talked about. Of course, once people saw it talk turned towards how the $40 million blockbuster...

Pegg Talks “Star Trek Beyond” Marketing Fail

Though some consider it the best of the rebooted trilogy, certainly it's the one most akin to the original 1960s series, the Justin Lin-directed "Star Trek Beyond" sadly proved a bit of a dud at the box-office. After Abrams' first...

Why The “Friday the 13th” Reboot Collapsed

Following 2009's reboot starring The CW alum Jared Padalecki and Danielle Panabaker, attempts have been made in recent years to do yet another reboot of the iconic 1980s slasher franchise "Friday the 13th". Now, speaking with JoBlo, Platinum Dunes producers...

Spielberg: Netflix Films Should Compete For Emmys

Steven Spielberg is still out there on the "Ready Player One" publicity circuit this week and in an interview with ITV news he revealed his thoughts on a variety of topics. Most interesting of those is his expression of concerns...

“Star Wars” Clip Showcases Graphics Revolution

The Game Developers Conference is taking place in San Francisco this week with Epic Games hosting a presentation to demonstrate future improvements to its famed graphics engine - Unreal Engine. The Verge reports that the highlight of the presentation was...

“Sicario” Sequel New Photos & Title Change

Ahead of the film's full trailer set to launch later today, a new feature article is out regarding the "Sicario" sequel which has been renamed three months out from its release. Now titled "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," the film...

Second Trailer: “Avengers: Infinity War”

Several months after the first trailer back at Thanksgiving, the full-length trailer and main poster for Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" has finally arrived. Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most...

How Expensive Are Amazon’s TV Series?

While streaming platforms remain tight-lipped about their various original series budgets and ratings, some are better than others about it. Netflix, for example, has had little issue when the budgets of their various series from "The Crown" to...

“Avengers” Team Talk Thanos, Wakanda & More

In the wake of the recent EW article showcasing a bunch of new images from "Avengers: Infinity War," more details have gone up about several different elements within the film from Tony Stark's new armor to the big bad...

Death Hovers In “Avengers: Infinity War” Photos

Following their multiple covers revealed earlier today, EW has debuted several new photos from "Avengers: Infinity War" which features shots of many of the heroes coming together for the first time. In the film a new danger has emerged from...

Favreau To Do A Live-Action “Star Wars” Series

Lucasfilm has announced that "Iron Man" and "The Jungle Book" director Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action "Star Wars" TV series for Disney's direct-to-consumer platform launching in late 2019. Favreau, who has played...

Second Trailer: Netflix’s “Lost in Space”

Following the announcement trailer a fortnight ago, Netflix has now released the second trailer for its upcoming "Lost in Space" remake which runs for ten episodes and premieres on the streaming service on April 13th. The story is set thirty...

VOTD: Lonely Island’s Missing Oscar Nominees

The Lonely Island comedy team of Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone have released a video lamenting the lack of nominations for blockbusters at the Oscars. The team claim the bit was supposed to air during Sunday's ceremony but...

The 2018 Oscar Winners – Updated Live

It's Oscars time with the 90th Academy Awards having just been held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. "The Shape of Water" won the night with four awards including Best Picture, Best Director,...

Edgerton: Critics Had ‘Extra Hate’ For “Bright”

Netflix's foray's into original science fiction and fantasy features has not paid off well in recent months. While its acquisition of Alex Garland's "Annihilation" was a bold move and a clever pickup of a great film, the recent...

Netflix To Have 700 Original Films & Shows

Netflix will reportedly have in the neighborhood a total of 700 original TV shows and movies on the service this year. Speaking Tuesday at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Netflix CFO David Wells says the streaming giant,...

ESRB To Issue Microtransaction Warning Label

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the video games rating and censorship board, has announced plans to put a warning on games that include in-app purchases (ie. microtransactions and loot boxes). The topic has become a subject of much discussion...

First Photos: “Nekromancer”

Dark Horizons is proud to present a first look at the first photos from "Nekromancer," the new sci-fi film from Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner, the brothers and creators of cult Aussie horror classic "Wyrmwood". Monica Bellucci, Ben O'Toole, Caroline Ford,...

“Logan” Director On PG-Rated Violence

Filmmaker James Mangold has made headlines of late not just for his films, but his opinions on a variety of topics - most notably his recent railing against the use of post-credits sequences. Speaking with The Credits this week, Mangold...

Trump: Movies & Games May Cause Violence

Appearing at a listening session to address concerns from survivors of the Parkland school shooting, U.S. President Donald Trump has pointed the finger at violent video games and movies as possible causes of violence. Metro reports that Trump, speaking at...

Brendan Fraser Explains His Screen Absence

Set to appear again onscreen in FX's "Trust" next month, actor Brendan Fraser sat down for an extended interview with GQ Magazine to discuss a variety of topics, and to answer the big question that many have asked in...

Netflix TV Gains Coming At Film Cost

A decade ago Netflix started the streaming section of its service and two years later, in 2010, kicked off that streamer's international rollout. The big promise of the service was access to a vast on-demand film library and...

VOTD: Three Ways Technology Is Ruining Films

When it comes to filmmaking, practical is often lauded over computer graphics even as the latter has become ubiquitous across all productions. One of the biggest reasons for that pushback against the use CG is due to the all too...

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