'Black Panther' Movie Review: History-Making Superhero Flick Features Phenomenal Michael B. Jordan

Black Panther movie with Chadwick Boseman. Directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, Disney/Marvel's Black Panther is the first big-budget release centering on a black superhero – played by Marshall and Message from the King actor Chadwick Boseman, T'Challa a.k.a. the Black Panther is the ruler of the immensely wealthy, eyepoppingly hi-tech land of Wakanda, where the energy-manipulating metal vibranium is found in abundance. Co-written by […]

'Star Wars 7' News: 'Jurassic World' & Christmas Box Office Records Shattered

'Star Wars 7' news: Laser sword shatters box office records. 'Star Wars 7' news: 'The Force Awakens' shatters 'Jurassic World' & Christmas records Dec. 27, '15, update: As expected, Star Wars 7 a.k.a. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken three major box office records this Christmas weekend (Dec. 25–27, '15): Best second domestic weekend ever. Fastest movie to reach $500 million at the domestic […]

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer (New): Humans Are Deadly

'Dawn of the Planet of the Ape's trailer: New trailer for 2014 'Planet of the Ape's film shows humans are the most dangerous apes of them all (image: Caesar in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes') The new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer is out. Caesar and his fellow genetically modified apes enjoy a peaceful existence until created-in-God's-image apes – that's […]

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer: GMO Apes vs. 'Conservatives' + Theo James Shows 'It' All in 'Divergent' Clip

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer with Andy Serkis as Caesar. In Matt Reeves' dystopian thriller Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the relatively few human survivors of the Simian flu apocalypse are pitted against the genetically modified apes under the leadership of the chimpanzee Caesar (Andy Serkis). Just like early 21st-century “conservatives” pining for the first half of the 20th century […]

Justin Bieber Going to Jail? + 'Harry Potter' DVDs to Be Removed from Stores

Justin Bieber, pop icon and the star of the documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (right), has come out against the Commercial Felony Streaming Act (S.978), which would make unauthorized online streaming of copyrighted material a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Some have been (jokingly) concerned that Bieber could end up behind bars because he has uploaded copyrighted songs on YouTube. […]

'Paranormal Activity 3' Breaks Fall Box Office Record? Pamela Anderson Still Tops

Andy Serkis (Captain Haddock), Jamie Bell (Tintin), The Adventures of Tintin Oct 27, '11, update: Peter Jackson will direct the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. We'll see if Jackson gets to beat the solid (early) box office results of Steven Spielberg's first film in the planned trilogy. Partly assisted by costlier 3D tickets, The Adventures of Tintin earned $8.6 million […]

'Apes' Stronger Than Humans: Conan, Harrison Ford & Daniel Craig Take a Beating

A shirtless Jason Momoa, Conan the Barbarian Aug. 21, '11, update: Down one spot this weekend (Aug. 19–21), Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes collected $16.3 million (down 41 percent) according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Officially budgeted at $93 million, the Planet of the Apes reboot starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, and John Lithgow, has taken […]

'Avatar' Performance Capture and the Oscars

Actors with faces but without voices can't be nominated for Oscars. Actors with voices but without faces can, but don't get nominated for Oscars. Ingrid Thulin couldn't have been nominated for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse because she was dubbed by Angela Lansbury. The same goes for the widely praised Philippe Noiret, dubbed into Italian in Cinema Paradiso, or Mel Gibson, dubbed into American […]

Sandra Bullock: From Razzie to Oscar?

'Avatar' Best Picture Chances & Sandra Bullock from Razzie to Oscar At this year's Oscars, James Cameron's mega-budget fantasy adventure Avatar tied with Kathryn Bigelow's low-budget Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. Each film received nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. That makes Avatar one of the two top contenders for the Best Picture Oscar, right? Well, think again. Yes, Avatar […]

Dominic Cooper & Ben Whishaw + Emma Thompson & Carey Mulligan: London Film Festival

Two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (Best Actress for Howards End, Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility), Carey Mulligan and Dominic Cooper arrive for the premiere of An Education during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 20. Both Thompson and Mulligan are potential Oscar 2010 contenders; the former in the best supporting actress category, the latter as […]