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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron': Indie Theater Owners in Germany Boycott Disney-Marvel Movie

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LONDON — Independent movie theater owners in Germany, who control almost 700 screens, are boycotting Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” as a protest against what they see as punitive booking terms. The film debuted to a massive $201.2 million across 44 international territories this weekend. The German theaters claim that Disney raised its rental fee… Read more »

‘Game of Thrones’ Postmortem: Can The High Sparrow Be Trusted?

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Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Game of Thrones” episode 503, titled “High Sparrow.” The many disparate factions of Westeros continued to collide in unexpected ways in the third episode of “Game of Thrones” season five, with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) being unexpectedly snatched up by the banished Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain… Read more »

Backstage at Daytime Emmys: Craig Ferguson, Anthony Geary, Hunter King Talk Up Wins

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Between host Tyra Banks rapping, Craig Ferguson making fun of Sharon Osbourne for being “liquored up” and Betty White imitating Charo, Sunday’s 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards were a wild ride for fans of daytime television. Backstage, a parade of enthusiastic winners provided just as much entertainment. Ferguson took home the game show host win… Read more »

Off Broadway Review: ‘Grounded’ Starring Anne Hathaway

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It’s no good pretending that Anne Hathaway is just your typical journeyman actor working on a challenging one-person play. The Academy Award winner is very much the glamorous young movie star in George Brant’s 2012 play, “Grounded,” incongruously cast as a working-class kid from Wyoming who defines herself and finds her joy as an American… Read more »

Amy Winehouse’s Family Slams Documentary as ‘Misleading,’ ‘Unbalanced’

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Amy Winehouse’s family have spoken out against an upcoming documentary that follows the late singer’s life, blasting it as “misleading.” The family issued a statement to People saying they would like to “disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film,” titled “Amy” and directed by Asif Kapadia. “It is both misleading and contains some basic untruths,” reads… Read more »

Watch: First Trailer Released for Disney’s ‘The Descendants’

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‘The Descendants” are finally here. The first trailer for the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie, revolving around the teenage offspring of classic Disney villains, was released Sunday evening during the Radio Disney Music Awards telecast. The official trailer gives the first glimpse of the modern-day fairytale that introduces Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron… Read more »

Vanilla Ice Defends Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six': It’s Not ‘Dances With Wolves’

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One of the castmembers of Adam Sandler’s already controversial Netflix project, “The Ridiculous Six,” has spoken up in defense of the movie. After reports surfaced this week that a dozen Native Americans walked off the set of the comedy because of offensive jokes in the script, Vanilla Ice, who plays Mark Twain in the film,… Read more »