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This Actor Will Star as a Young Donald Trump

Film will reportedly chart the early days of Trump's rise in NYC real estate

(Newser) - Sebastian Stan, who's played such notable real-life figures as Tonya Harding's husband, the Robinhood Markets CEO, and Tommy Lee, will soon be able to add Donald Trump to that list. Multiple outlets are reporting the Marvel Cinematic Universe star will be playing a young Trump in an upcoming...

What Critics Are Saying About Ridley Scott's Napoleon
What Critics Are Saying
About Ridley Scott's Napoleon

What Critics Are Saying About Ridley Scott's Napoleon

One critic finds Joaquin Phoenix riveting, another 'expressionless'

(Newser) - From the beheading of Marie Antoinette through the Reign of Terror and on to the Battle of Waterloo, Ridley Scott's Napoleon , hitting theaters Thursday before heading to Apple TV+, charts the dramatic rise of French military commander and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who is often regarded as a military genius....

Iconic Stop-Motion Studio Pooh-Poohs Ominous Report

Aardman Animations says it has 'high levels' of clay

(Newser) - Aardman Animations says it's "touched" by concerns that it might be running out of clay for its stop-motion animation creations—but fans have "absolutely no need to worry." In a post on X on Monday, the British maker of the Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run...

A Star Is Born in Hunger Games Prequel
A Star Is Born in
Hunger Games Prequel

A Star Is Born in Hunger Games Prequel

Tom Blyth impresses as a young Coriolanus Snow, opposite Rachel Zegler's tribute

(Newser) - Sixty-four years before Katniss Everdeen volunteers as tribute in the 74th annual Hunger Games, marking the beginning of the end for Panem President Coriolanus Snow, a teenage "Corio" is assigned to mentor another District 12 tribute in the 10th Hunger Games. His subsequent rise to power is told in...

Legend of Zelda Is Getting Its Time on the Silver Screen

Nintendo hopes for the same kind of success as with 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie'

(Newser) - Link is about to leap from the Nintendo Switch screen to the big screen. Sony Pictures and Nintendo will team up to make a live-action film based on the beloved videogame franchise The Legend of Zelda, first released in 1986 and starring the elf-like hero Link, Deadline reports. Wes Ball...

'Hollywood of the South' Struggles Amid Strikes

Atlanta, once booming with work for crew and actors, is now at a virtual standstill

(Newser) - A lighting technician is mowing lawns. A camera assistant is teaching guitar again. An actor has thought about shifting careers. For more than a decade, work had been nonstop in Atlanta's booming film industry, thanks to Georgia's extremely generous tax break. Dubbed the "Hollywood of the South,...

Lisa Marie Slammed New Elvis Film's 'Vengeful' Script

Singer's late daughter didn't like how he was depicted in Sofia Coppola's 'Priscilla,' per 'Variety'

(Newser) - Priscilla Presley has been making headlines this week for her recent sit-down with Piers Morgan, in which she broke down while talking about her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who died in January at the age of 54. Now, Lisa Marie is the one dominating the news, with a report on...

His Work Was a 'Turning Point' for Black Actors
'First Black
Action Hero'
Is Dead at 81

'First Black Action Hero' Is Dead at 81

Richard Roundtree, who played lead character in 'Shaft' franchise, succumbed to pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - Richard Roundtree, the trailblazing Black actor who starred as the ultra-smooth private detective John Shaft in several Shaft films beginning in the early 1970s, has died. He was 81. Roundtree's longtime manager, Patrick McMinn, said the actor had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died at his home in...

Mission: Impossible No. 8 Gets a One-Year Delay
Actors Strike Hits
a Big Franchise

Actors Strike Hits a Big Franchise

The 8th installment of 'Mission: Impossible' will be delayed by a year

(Newser) - The eighth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise has been postponed a year, reports the AP , signaling a new wave of release schedule juggling for Hollywood studios as the actors strike surpasses three months of work stoppage. Paramount Pictures on Monday shifted the release date of the next Mission: Impossible...

What Critics Are Saying About Martin Scorsese's Latest
DiCaprio Is the Star,
but She Is a 'Revelation'
movie review

DiCaprio Is the Star, but She Is a 'Revelation'

Martin Scorsese's latest is getting strong reviews, as is Lily Gladstone

(Newser) - One of the most highly anticipated movies in a while is out, and Killers of the Flower Moon was apparently worth the wait. Director Martin Scorsese reunites with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro to tell the story of the 1920s murders of members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma....

'Horrified' London Theater Nixes Spacey Film Premiere

Prince Charles Cinema cancels world's first showing of 'Control' due to actor's involvement

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey's face never makes a showing in the upcoming thriller Control, but his voice does—and that was apparently enough for a London movie theater, which has now canceled its planned world premiere of the film due to Spacey's involvement. In July, the 64-year-old actor was found...

This Section at Best Buy Is About to Vanish for Good

Electronics retailer is phasing out DVD, Blu-ray sales by early 2024

(Newser) - Best Buy is saying goodbye to movie-watching with physical discs. The consumer electronics retailer plans to phase out its DVD and Blu-ray sales by early 2024—with physical movies set to be sold in stores and online as they are today through the holidays, Best Buy confirmed to the AP...

Hollywood's Worst Blunders
These Were Hollywood's
Worst Moves

These Were Hollywood's Worst Moves

'Rolling Stone' ranks moviemaking's bad decisions

(Newser) - Perhaps the hardest part of listing the worst mistakes in film history is narrowing it down to just 50. That's what Rolling Stone has attempted to do in a new list of Hollywood hot takes. The categories span actors turning down giant roles (and choosing terrible ones), execs making...

Award for First Black Actor to Win Oscar Is Heading 'Home'

Academy gifts replacement for Hattie McDaniel's plaque for 'Gone With the Wind' to Howard U

(Newser) - Hattie McDaniel's best supporting actress Oscar for 1939's Gone With the Wind is one of the most important moments in Academy Award history. McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar, and it would be a half-century before another Black woman again won an acting award....

Scorsese Saw Hollywood's Ills at Screening for Departed

'Studio guys' were upset because it clearly would not be a franchise

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese turns 81 in November, and he's making the rounds to plug his new film Killers of the Flower Moon with Leonardo DiCaprio. In a wide-ranging interview with GQ , Scorsese talks about feeling out of step with modern Hollywood. For instance, he rarely goes to Los Angeles anymore...

This Could Be Michael Caine's Last Film

90-year-old actor says he's 'sort of' retired, 'can't walk properly'

(Newser) - Michael Caine appeared in his first movie three years after Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. Nearly seven decades later, The Great Escaper might very well be his last. "I am bloody 90 now, and I can't walk properly," the British actor tells the Telegraph . "I sort...

Protesters Strip, Disrupt Woody Allen Premiere
Not Everyone Was Happy
at Woody Allen Premiere
the rundown

Not Everyone Was Happy at Woody Allen Premiere

Protesters scuffled with cops, slammed organizers for featuring directors accused of sexual abuse

(Newser) - There was chaos on the red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on Monday as protesters scuffled with police while shouting "Abusers!" and "No rape culture!" The Italian film festival is premiering new films by three directors accused of sexual misconduct: Woody Allen, Roman...

Taylor Swift Is Now Plugging a Concert Film
'Exorswift' Isn't
Happening, People

'Exorswift' Isn't Happening, People

New 'Exorcist' film moves opening date so it won't conflict with Taylor Swift's Oct. 13 concert tour flick

(Newser) - If you were hoping for another "Barbenheimer," you're not getting it. Friday the 13th (of October) was set to be the release date for both The Exorcist: Believer and for Taylor Swift's concert film about her Eras Tour. Now, however, Universal, the distributor for the horror...

Hollywood Strikes Now Delaying Film Releases

'Dune: Part Two' pushed from November to March

(Newser) - The sequel to 2021's Dune has become a casualty of the actors' and writers' strikes, with a release date now pushed way back. Dune: Part Two—directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, and Zendaya—was initially slated to be released Nov. 3. That means...

For One Day Only, Movie Tickets Will Be $4

National Cinema Day is on Aug. 27

(Newser) - Still haven't seen Barbie or Oppenheimer? This Sunday, you'll be able to catch up for $4 a ticket in movie theaters nationwide. Theater owners announced Monday that the second annual National Cinema Day will be held Aug. 27. For one day, all movies—in all formats and at...

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