In THE DISASTER ARTIST, James Franco directs and stars as cult hero Tommy Wiseau, whose indy film THE ROOM became a midnight movie phenomenon, if for all the wrong reasons. Hollywood can be a brutal place for those who dream big, and not everyone gets a happy ending. Grab a spoon and enjoy these tales of people trying to make it in this business we call Show.
Winston Churchill is having a moment. In DARKEST HOUR, Gary Oldman disappears into the role of the great statesman as he prepares his country for war. Earlier in the year Brian Cox took on the role in CHURCHILL, while on the small screen John Lithgow essays the part on Netflix's THE CROWN. While one of the most titanic figures of the 20th Century, filmmakers are making sure he is just as iconic in the 21st.
Ever since Batman hit the big screen in 1943, comic book fans have been waiting to see their favorite DC Comics heroes all together in one movie--and that moment is finally here with the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE! The Dark Knight Detective, the Man of Steel, and the Amazing Amazon have all had their shot(s) at cinematic stardom, and now it’s Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg’s turn!
A new version of Agatha Christie’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS steams into the box office, boasting an all-star cast and lavish production design. Christie is hailed as the best-selling author of all time, with adaptations of her mystery novels dating all the way back to 1928. Here are ten movies based on her work, where murder may be most foul, but is always a lot of fun.
In THOR: RAGNAROK, Marvel"s God of Thunder gets kidnapped by a mystical being known as The Grandmaster to be used as entertainment when he is forced to fight...The Incredible Hulk! While Marvel Comics has been pitting their heroes against each other since the 1960s, Hollywood has been pairing up successful movie franchises long before that. Here are some fine (and maybe less than fine) examples of When Titans Clash!
Horror anthologies are like going trick or treating for Halloween: you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes you’re handed something salty and sweet and oh so tasty other times you get an apple. But it’s that sense of the unknown that keeps us coming back for more. To celebrate Halloween, check out these ten terrifying horror anthologies from the last fifty years of movies.
In director Todd Haynes' film WONDERSTRUCK, the story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection. When people think time travel, they tend to picture some intrepid adventurer strapping themselves into a fantastical machine. But sometimes Hollywood is more subtle about people who seem to be able to pierce the fourth dimension.
In the bio-pic MARSHALL, Chadwick Boseman plays future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in his early days as a take-no-prisoners attorney for the NAACP. It's taken Hollywood a while, but in the last few years they've finally started producing bio-pics worthy of these African Americans who broke ground in politics, civil rights, sports, and the arts.
In BLADE RUNNER 2049, Harrison Ford returns to the role of ex-cop Rick Deckard, pressed into service to hunt down "replicants" who have broken free of their programming. One of the biggest movie stars of all time, Ford managed to juggle a number of iconic roles in massively popular franchises, almost all at the same time. Recently he's been returning to these roles, giving a whole new generation a chance to learn what kids of the 1970s and 1980s know: there's no one else quite like Harrison Ford.
In AMERICAN MADE, Tom Cruise uses his mega-watt smile to play Barry Seal, a real life pilot who worked for the CIA and as a smuggler for a drug cartel. Hollywood loves stories of Americans whose boundless ambition led them to a meteoric rise, if only to fall just as hard...most of the time.