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Donald Glover continues to score roles that bring cinematic icons into the 21st century as the Childish Gambino rapper will play Simba in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King. James Earl Jones will also reprise the role of Mufasa in the film, which will be directed by Jon Favreau. Like Favreau’s remake of the...

Terrence Malick’s Song to Song, an all-star drama that takes place against the backdrop of the Austin music scene, has revealed its first trailer ahead of its SXSW debut. Soundtracked by Del Shannon’s “Runaway,” the trailer sets up the film’s plot – although “plot” is a loose construct in Malick’s...

Charlie Day owns one of the highest-pitched male squeaks in the business and he puts it to hilarious use on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I could watch him in anything – but Fist Fight is pushing it, given that’s it’s always raining a storm of comic clichés that quickly drowns any semblance of audience goodwill. Day plays...

With Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” currently stalled by federal circuit courts, the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated The White Helmets announced Friday that two members of the Syrian rescue unit would attend the Academy Awards on February 26th. In late January, filmmakers said they scuttled plans to bring two White Helmets members...

Matt Damon has earned his action bona fides with The Martian and the Bourne films; veteran Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers), doing his first film in English, is a world-class master. (It’s hard to forget his 2008 staging of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics.) So it’s exciting just...

20th Century Fox has issued an apology after a marketing campaign tied to the upcoming horror film A Cure for Wellness was blamed for spreading “fake news” to tens of thousands of people. The marketing team behind the Gore Verbinski-directed film created convincing websites for real-sounding newspapers like the Salt Lake City Guardian...

While many people turn to student loans to afford college tuition, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s characters in the comedy The House choose to open an underground casino to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. In the clip, suburban married couple Scott (Farrell) and Kate’s (Poehler) daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) receives an...

A room full of studio executives sit around a table. Each of them has a small pile of paper scraps and a pen. They jot down dozens of things that they believe fit the definition of universally creepy: “Old, European Art Deco health spas”; “lank-haired girls with Vitamin E deficiencies”; “stern-faced people speaking German”; “iron...

The battle lines are drawn: It’s La La Land, a musical fantasy about white lovers in Hollywood, versus Moonlight, a searing drama about black youth surviving on the streets of Miami. That contest is symptomatic of how serious Oscar is – or isn’t – about diversity. After two years in which not a single black actor showed up among the acting nominees,...

The majority of the Love Actually cast will reunite in a short, quasi-sequel set to premiere for Red Nose Day in March. Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Andrew Lincoln and Bill Nighy are among those from the cast of the 2003 rom-com that will appear. The reunion was organized by Love Actually director Richard Curtis, one of...