First ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Reactions Call It a ‘Groundbreaking’ ‘Extraordinary Vision’
Storm Reid was a highlight, and everyone seemed to love the costumes and visual effects.
Rotten Tomatoes Reveals Top 100 Best-Reviewed Movies of 2017
Rotten Tomatoes has releases the list of the 100 best-reviewed films of the year, including ‘Get Out,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ and ‘Wonder Woman.’
‘Jumanji’ Almost Had a Much Darker Alternate Ending
Someone almost got stuck, Alan Parrish style.
‘The Last Jedi’ Expected to Earn $200 Million on Opening Weekend
Star Wars movies are huge at the box office, and The Last Jedi will be no different.
Netflix Is Raising Prices for U.S. Subscribers
Starting October 5, Netflix subscriber prices will be increased for certain plans, but only by a couple of dollars at the most.
Amy Schumer Drops Out of Sony and Mattel’s ‘Barbie’ Movie
Sony and Mattel’s Barbie movie has hit snag after snag pretty much since its inception. At first, Diablo Cody was signed on to write the screenplay before tossing out her version in favor of competing three other writers against each other. Sony chose the winner and Amy Schumer joined the film to star (after a few touch-ups to the screenplay), but today she announced that, due to scheduling problems, she won’t be playing the iconic doll after all.
IMDb Adopts ‘F-Rating’ to Make It Easier to Find Films Directed by Women
It’s no secret that women have it a little tougher than men when it comes to directing movies. In 2015, women helmed 9% of the top 250 domestic grossing films – that’s 22 movies out of 250. A lot of movie fans have taken it upon themselves to seek out and watch more female-directed or otherwise female-led films, but that sometimes isn’t easy due to the extreme lack of women in charge of movies that Hollywood is still experiencing. IMDb has just adopted the “F-rating” to highlight movies directed by, written by, and starring women, and how we still have a long way to go before the split is 50/50.
‘Moana’ Clip and Featurette Showcase the Pacific Islanders’ Wayfinding Heritage
With Moana as Disney’s first Pacific Islander princess, it’s essential for the team working on the movie to do their subject justice. She’s the first non-white princess since Tiana from 2009’s The Princess and the Frog, and her story is based on a real South Pacific legend. It looks like the story and animation crew behind Moana know that putting in as much truth as they can about the Pacific Islanders’ heritage is essential to the movie. This won’t be a weak-sauce pastiche film, stitching together the bits of culture the filmmakers are interested in and eschewing the rest.
How 9/11 Changed the Ending of ‘Lilo and Stitch’
The events of September 11, 2001 changed a lot of things. Airline security got tighter, the War on Terror became a regular national news item, and, overall, the outside seemed a little less safe than it had the day before. The repercussions of 9/11 were also felt as far as Hollywood, with the industry’s output of films based on or around themes of violence, terrorism, and war taking on a more serious, sinister bent. “Post-9/11 horror” and “post-9/11 action” became units students study in film class. A lot of films already in production went through slight alterations: the World Trade Center towers were digitally erased from New York City skyline scenes in movies released after the attacks, and entire scenes featuring the towers were cut. Hawaii is about the furthest you can get from New York and still be in the U.S., but even so, there’s a whole scene in Disney’s Lilo & Stitch that was altered so that audiences watching the film so soon after 9/11 wouldn’t be disturbed.
Daniel Craig Apparently Offered $150 Million to Keep Playing Bond
Remember way back when people criticized Daniel Craig’s casting as James Bond, with some even saying he was too blond for the role? Well, the times have changed, and with Sony searching for new some new blood to eventually fill 007’s shoes, it looks like they’re willing to pay Craig the big bucks to stick around for a few more installments.