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Film Review: ‘Gray House’

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What initially seems most inscrutable about “Gray House” — its simmering, stuttering aesthetics, its blend of straight-arrow documentary testimony and languidly constructed visual art, the disorienting presence of Denis Lavant in a Texas backwater — falls a little more into place once you consider its pedigree.

‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler on Plans for Season 2, Why TV Has Become ‘Woke’

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West Hollywood’s Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard was taken over by CBS’ “Superior Donuts” Thursday night, as many members of the cast took the stage to perform. With more than half of the main cast already established as stand-up comedians, the historic comedy club was a packed house with its regulars, who just so happened to… Read more »

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Three New Posters Revealed

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While some DC Comics fans flock to watch the new “Justice League” trailer, the Marvel crowd can sneak a peek at three new posters for “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” In one photo, the webbed hero is seen lounging on a riverbank wearing headphones. “Homework can wait,” the caption reads. “The city can’t.” In the second, the foreground shows… Read more »

Van Jones Calls Out Hollywood, Reality TV for Trump’s Rise, Says ‘SNL’ Should Air 24/7

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Thursday morning, the Montage in Beverly Hills became the stomping grounds for EMA as it kicked off its inaugural two-day Impact Summit. Along with the most environmentally conscious suited professionals, the event drew Malin Akerman, Lance Bass, and Van Jones who delivered a keynote, “Where We Went Wrong and How We Can Change the Future.”… Read more »

New ‘Justice League’ Trailer Brings the Superhero Team Together (Watch)

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Several character teasers later, a new “Justice League” trailer was finally released Saturday morning that unites the team. “We have to be ready,” Ben Affleck’s Batman says in a voiceover. “You, me, the others — there’s an attack coming from far way.” Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman replies, “Not coming, Bruce, it’s already here. The others… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Repeats No. 1 on Friday

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“Power Rangers” is the new superhero film on the block, but “Beauty and the Beast” still has the most guests. The Disney live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson grabbed an additional $23.5 million on Friday night from 4,210 theaters. After conquering box office records in its first frame, the movie could capture an additional $90 million by… Read more »

Paulina Garcia’s ‘The Desert Bride’ Tops Toulouse’s Films in Progress

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“The Desert Bride,” an Argentine second-chance drama from first-time helmers starring Berlinale Best Actress winner Paulina Garcia (“Gloria”), took both big prizes at the 31st Films in Progress which wrapped at France’s Toulouse Cinelatino Fest on Friday. A gateway to big fest selection, so major arthouse or crossover sales agent pick-ups, Films in Progress also… Read more »

Power Ranger R.J. Cyler Joins ‘White Boy Rick’ Cast

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R.J. Cyler, who stars as the Blue Power Ranger in the “Power Rangers” movie, has joined the cast of the Sony-Studio 8 drug dealer drama “White Boy Rick.” The film stars newcomer Richie Merritt as Ricky Wershe Jr.and Matthew McConaughey as Ricky’s father, Richard Wershe Sr. Merritt was discovered in Baltimore during an extensive nationwide… Read more »

WGA Negotiators Call for Strike Authorization

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Leaders of the Writers Guild of America have asked their 12,000 members for strike authorization, following two weeks of negotiations. The WGA leaders have asserted that the talks with the Alliance of Motion Pictures & Television Producers, which launched March 13, have been unproductive and contain two major rollbacks in the guild’s health plan. The… Read more »

Dakota Johnson’s ‘Suspiria’ Remake Gets Backing From ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Production Company (EXCLUSIVE)

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K Period Media, the production company that financed “Manchester by the Sea,” is co-financing the upcoming remake of the horror thriller “Suspiria” with Amazon Studios, Variety has learned exclusively. The remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 Italian cult classic stars Dakota Johnson as a young ballerina who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover,… Read more »