Six months after the movie’s premiere at Sundance, the new trailer for Justin Simien’s “Dear White People” is making pointed observations about how black and white people interact. “Dear white people,” says a black radio DJ at the fictional Winchester College. “The minimum number of black friends to not seem racist has been raised to… Read more »
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Universal Pictures has dated “The Best Man Wedding,” the next installment in the “The Best Man” franchise, for April 15, 2016. The original cast that includes Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnu, and Terrence Howard is expected to return with Malcolm D. Lee directing. Plot details are vague other than the film revolving around the wedding of… Read more »
It’s no secret that studios like to surprise and delight fans at San Diego Comic-Con, and they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars cutting special footage and first looks to debut in Hall H. While the Variety staff likes a good surprise as much as the next person, we’re going to hedge our bets because there are… Read more »
Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” may not land in theaters until Aug. 1, but the company’s band of interstellar misfits touched down in Hollywood on Monday for the sci-fi comedy’s premiere. Disney moved the screening from its usual home of the El Capitan Theater to the larger Dolby Theater across the street, with a… Read more »
Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” may not land in theaters until Aug. 1, but the company’s band of interstellar misfits touched down in Hollywood on Monday for the sci-fi comedy’s premiere. Among the guests were pic’s Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Benicio del Toro, Glenn Close, Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker.
“Bullets Over Broadway,” the musical based on Woody Allen’s 1994 comedy, will call it quits in August after a disappointing five-month run. With a book by Allen (based on the screenplay he co-wrote with Douglas McGrath) and direction and choreography by Broadway favorite Susan Stroman (“The Producers”), “Bullets,” which opened cold on Broadway without an… Read more »
Film Fest Ghent, whose World Soundtrack Awards initiated a spate of annual film music showcases around the world over the past decade, has named French composer Francis Lai as the recipient of the WSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the event’s 14th edition (Oct. 14-25).
A gloriously ambitious, spectacularly misguided Frankenstein’s monster of a movie that combines Soviet-era iconography, Eastern European folklore and Western consumer-culture critique with a dash of song and dance.
Leaders of the Writers Guild of America West, alarmed by Rupert Murdoch’s $80 billion bid for Time Warner Inc., are pitching for funds from the 8,000 members of their guild. The missive — sent out by WGA West president Chris Keyser and negotiating committee co-chairs Billy Ray and Chip Johannessen — asks for contributions the… Read more »
“Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk is working on a sequel to the novel as a 10-issue comicbook series for Dark Horse Comics. The first novel, which David Fincher adapted into a movie starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton in 1999, follows the story of an unnamed insomniac narrator and an underground fighting club. “Fight Club… Read more »