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Barry Jenkins to direct Lion King sequel
The Walt Disney Co. will make a sequel to the 2019 live-action The Lion King, with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning Moonlight and the James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk, set to direct.
Black Widow, West Side Story among list of films Disney has further postponed
The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including Black Widow, while also postponing Steven Spielberg's West Side Story a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic.
AMC Theatres, Universal agree to shrink theatrical window for films in industry shakeup
In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement to shorten the exclusive theatrical window to just 17 days for the studio's films.
Christopher Nolan film Tenet hitting theatres in Canada before U.S.
In the latest plan for Hollywood's hopeful return to movie-going during the pandemic, Warner Bros. will release Christopher Nolan's Tenet in an unprecedented fashion, opening the thriller in Canada on Aug. 27 and internationally on Aug. 26, with a U.S. release in select cities to follow over Labour Day weekend.
Director Joel Schumacher, known for Lost Boys, St. Elmo's Fire and Batman films, dead at 80
Joel Schumacher, the journeyman director who dressed New York department store windows before shepherding the Brat Pack to the big screen in St. Elmo's Fire and steering the Batman franchise into its most baroque territory in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, has died.
Joker leads tight race for Oscars glory
Dark comic book origin story Joker leads Academy Award nominees with 11 nods, but it's a tight race that includes crime epic The Irishman, First World War story 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with 10 each.
Study finds 2019 was a 'banner year' for female filmmakers
Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas, Greta Gerwig and others led Hollywood to its most meaningful increase in several decades for female directors, according to a new study. Women directed 12 of 2019's top 100-grossing films, and made more of the year's most popular movies than ever before.
Parasite, Jojo Rabbit get boost with SAG nominations
Scarlett Johansson received two individual nominations, Parasite scored a best ensemble nod and both The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood solidified their Oscar-favourite status with nominations for the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Marriage Story tops Golden Globe Award nominations
Noah Baumbach's divorce portrait Marriage Story leads nominations for the 77th Golden Globes with six, including for best dramatic film.
Frozen 2 gets highest-grossing debut ever for an animated film
Six years after Frozen kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf's adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million US debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide.
In Scorsese and Coppola, Marvel meets formidable foes
It's not exactly the stuff of 'Stop the presses!' that some of cinema's top auteurs have misgivings about the rise of the superhero film and its outsized place in our culture. And yet recent critical comments by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have been greeted like entreaties to a prizefight, a battle royale.
Bryan Singer keeps directing gig following sex assault allegations
Following an exposé that claimed Bryan Singer has seduced and molested several underage men, the film production company Millennium Films on Thursday said it is staunchly supporting the director.
Three Billboards tops Screen Actors Guild nominations, The Big Sick bounces back
In announcing nominations for its annual awards, the Screen Actors Guild has heartily endorsed the Frances McDormand-led revenge drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and offered swift redemption for the Golden Globes-overlooked romantic comedy The Big Sick. Many Oscar favourites were left empty-handed.
The Shape of Water, Big Little Lies lead Golden Globes nominations
Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era, Canadian-shot fairy tale The Shape of Water swam away with a leading seven nominations for Golden Globes, while the Canadian-directed HBO drama Big Little Lies led the television nominees with six nods.
As scope of Weinstein conduct widens, questions arise: who knew what and when?
As the grim scope of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse has continued to expand — with Cara Delevingne and Léa Seydoux among the latest to come forward about harassment — attention is turning to the question of who knew about the film's mogul's behaviour.