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First Details Out on Tarantino's Possible Last Movie

'Hollywood Reporter' says his 10th film may center on the late critic Pauline Kael

(Newser) - It looks like Quentin Tarantino knows what his 10th and likely final movie will be about. The Hollywood Reporter quotes insiders who say it will be called The Movie Critic and be set in the 1970s with a female lead. THR speculates it might center on Pauline Kael, an influential...

Here Were the Best Moments From the Oscars
The Oscars Got
Pretty Emotional

The Oscars Got Pretty Emotional

Some of the night's best moments included a tribute from Travolta, reunion between Indiana Jones stars

(Newser) - Everything Everywhere All at Once was the big winner at Sunday night's Academy Awards , but there were plenty of big moments to go around at the star-studded event:
  • Irritation, actually: Before the show even began, Hugh Grant made an appearance on the "red" carpet that had everyone buzzing,

Sharon Stone: Basic Instinct Scene Cost Me Custody of Son

Actor says divorce judge cited film's famous scene, which she claims she was tricked into

(Newser) - Sharon Stone says she initially didn't know her vagina would be on display in that famous scene from 1992's Basic Instinct. As she wrote in her 2021 memoir , she was told she needed to remove her panties due to lighting issues and only discovered a camera had been...

Loved That Movie? Stick Around for the Credits
Loved That Movie? Stick
Around for the Credits

Loved That Movie? Stick Around for the Credits

And not just for the bonus scenes, Emma Kantor writes for the 'NYT'

(Newser) - If you've ever hung out in the theater after a movie's final frame in the hopes of catching a bonus scene, Emma Kantor is right there with you—though she's not sticking around simply for a possible post-credits Easter egg or sequel teaser. Instead, Kantor writes in...

'Rock-Bottom' Flick Finds Winnie the Pooh Out for Blood
Winnie the Pooh Critics
Are Delightfully Spiteful

Winnie the Pooh Critics Are Delightfully Spiteful

Critics pan Rhys Frake-Waterfield's depiction of beloved characters as 'lowest-hanging fruit'

(Newser) - Christopher Robin returns from five years of medical school to find the creatures of 100 Acre Wood transformed into blood-thirsty killers, first forced to eat Eeyore to stave off starvation and now bent on vengeance, in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey . The movie has critics cringing in horror, and...

Widow of Star Wars' Chewie on Auction: 'It Really Breaks My Heart'

Angie Mayhew halts sale of memorabilia of husband Peter Mayhew, aka Chewbacca

(Newser) - A BBC presenter was super-excited last week as he promoted an upcoming auction tied to one of the world's most beloved movie franchises. "How cool is this stuff?" Jon Kay gushed online as he showed off pictures of the memorabilia—call sheets, scripts, shooting schedules, and even autographed...

Ready for Movie Night? These US Cities Are Best

New York takes No. 1 spot for movie lovers on Lawn Love list

(Newser) - If you love movies as much as Nicole Kidman loves movies , there are certain cities where you'll be in Hollywood heaven. Lawn Love wanted to find where movie lovers could have the most "memorable cinematic experience," so the outdoor-services website looked at the 200 largest US cities,...

What Critics Are Saying About 80 for Brady
What Critics Are Saying
About 80 for Brady

What Critics Are Saying About 80 for Brady

Opinions vary from 'irresistible' to 'without much finesse'

(Newser) - Oscar winners Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field are transformed into Tom Brady superfans in 80 for Brady , Kyle Marvin's comedy about four older women who descend on the 2017 Super Bowl to support their beloved New England Patriots. Audiences are loving the film, loosely based...

A Sci-Fi Indie Film Leads Oscar Nominations

'Everything Everywhere All at Once' leads with 11

(Newser) - The Oscar nominations are out, and the sci-fi indie hit Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the way with 11 nominations. We won't know the big winners until the March 12 awards show, but here are the contenders in the main categories, per the AP and People :
  • Best film:

Women Talking Is 'a Tour-de-Force in Every Sense'
Women Talking Is a
'Murderer's Row of Talent'

Women Talking Is a 'Murderer's Row of Talent'

Sarah Polley’s adaptation of Miriam Toews' novel offers an incredible cast, a complicated discussion

(Newser) - Three generations of women from a remote Mennonite community have a matter of hours to decide how to respond to brutal sexual assault denied by the colony's men in Sarah Polley's Women Talking , based on the 2018 novel by Miriam Toews, who also serves as screenwriter of the...

Hanks 'Adds Heart' to A Man Called Otto
How Tom Hanks' Latest
Is Faring With Critics

How Tom Hanks' Latest Is Faring With Critics

Audiences like 'A Man Called Otto' more

(Newser) - Tom Hanks stars as a widower with a grudge against the world who has his eyes opened by community in A Man Called Otto , based on Hannes Holm's Oscar-nominated 2016 Swedish film A Man Called Ove, which was itself based on Fredrik Backman's 2012 novel of the same...

Coppola Film Has Reportedly 'Descended Into Chaos'

'Megalopolis' set in Atlanta said to be mired in mass firings/resignations, spiking costs

(Newser) - Just a few weeks ago, all seemed to be chugging along on the set of Megalopolis, the latest film in the works by Francis Ford Coppola, with a star-studded cast that includes Adam Driver, Aubrey Plaza, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman, and Forest Whitaker. But appearances were apparently cloaking what's...

The New Chucky Is a 'Mean-Girl Machine'
Horror Film M3GAN Gives Us
a New 'Classic Character'

Horror Film M3GAN Gives Us a New 'Classic Character'

Movie has a 95% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes

(Newser) - January is known as a dump month at the theater, with the perception that films released this month are destined for cinematic oblivion. According to critics, Gerard Johnstone's M3GAN , out Friday, is a clear exception. The PG-13 horror film—in which a roboticist (Allison Williams) enlists the help of...

Obama's Annual Holiday Gift to Us Is Here

Former president shares his list of favorite books, movies, and music in 2022

(Newser) - If your favorite part of the year is at the end, when ex-presidents release their "best of" lists, Barack Obama has hooked you up yet again. The 61-year-old former commander in chief has released his annual roundup of favorite books, movies, and songs, and the eclectic mix has something...

Critics Pan 'One-Note' Whitney Houston Biopic
Critics Pan 'One-Note'
Whitney Houston Biopic

Critics Pan 'One-Note' Whitney Houston Biopic

Still, star Naomi Ackie wins praise for a 'magnetic' performance

(Newser) - Audiences are loving I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a film tracing Whitney Houston's superstar rise and fall, giving it a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Not so much critics, whose 48% rating officially falls in the "rotten" category. The film from director Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) and screenwriter Anthony...

James Cameron to Settle Titanic Debate 'Once and for All'

Director teases analysis showing both Jack and Rose could not have survived on floating door

(Newser) - James Cameron may be promoting his new Avatar sequel but he's still fielding questions about the ending of his 25-year-old blockbuster Titanic—questions he hopes to answer "once and for all" with an upcoming special. Asked recently whether he ever regretted letting Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack die, the...

What Critics Are Saying About Avatar 2
What Critics Are Saying
About Avatar 2

What Critics Are Saying About Avatar 2

'You don’t feel like you're watching a movie so much as floating in one'

(Newser) - After a 13-year wait, James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water is here. Having lost his human body, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is now a renowned Na'vi warrior and father, whose family—including mate Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) and a human orphan —is forced from the Pandoran...

Daughter's Film on Nancy Pelosi Shows 'It's Not an Act'

Alexandra Pelosi discusses new film and the attack that 'destroyed my faith in humanity'

(Newser) - Alexandra Pelosi is a bit biased, but she believes her mother is a master at her game. Hence why she's made a documentary on Nancy Pelosi's three-decade career in politics, debuting Tuesday night on HBO. Pelosi in the House is technically "not authorized," the filmmaker and...

Golden Globes Nominees Are Out
Golden Globes
Nominees Are Out

Golden Globes Nominees Are Out

'Banshees of Inisherin,' 'Everything Everywhere all at Once' lead the movie pack

(Newser) - The Golden Globe nominations are out from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is trying to recover after scandal and boycott . Among films, Martin McDonagh's feuding friends tale The Banshees of Inisherin led with eight nominations, including nods for actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, and Barry Keoghan....

Hollywood Should Be Worried About a Box Office Trend

Films directed at 'grownups' are fizzling

(Newser) - Studios have been putting out a lot of movies of late that have wowed the critics, writes Brooks Barnes in a New York Times analysis. The problem is that Barnes sums up the box office results for these movies—think "Oscar-oriented films" and "films for grownups," as...

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