Posted: 2020-08-06 07:26:00
Nuclear weapons have given Hollywood a host of dramatic plot possibilities, from the threat of nuclear war to wholesale destruction to over-the-top fireworks....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:56
The animated series spoofs Trek with in-jokes and easter eggs and even if the gags aren't yet firing on all nacelles, the premise — Starfleet's D-listers — holds promise....
Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa: 'Jour...

Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa: 'Journalism Is Activism'


The documentary A Thousand Cuts focuses on how Ressa and her Rappler news organization navigate Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's attacks on the press. It will be released in the U.S. A...
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:30
Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa: 'Journalism Is Activism'
The documentary A Thousand Cuts focuses on how Ressa and her Rappler news organization navigate Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's attacks on the press. It will be released in the U.S. A...
A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The L...

A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance


The Disney+ documentary Howard features the life and work of Howard Ashman, a lyricist known for Little Shop of Horrors and one half of the duo that brought the music for three classic films...
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:00
A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance
The Disney+ documentary Howard features the life and work of Howard Ashman, a lyricist known for Little Shop of Horrors and one half of the duo that brought the music for three classic films...
What 'Mulan's' Disney+ Premier...

What 'Mulan's' Disney+ Premiere Means For The Film Industry


Disney announced it would stream the live action Mulan film on its streaming service, Disney+. The movie industry has been watching Mulan as a bell weather for the reopening of theatrical bu...
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:50:00
What 'Mulan's' Disney+ Premiere Means For The Film Industry
Disney announced it would stream the live action Mulan film on its streaming service, Disney+. The movie industry has been watching Mulan as a bell weather for the reopening of theatrical bu...

Posted: 2020-08-04 01:33:16
The film project, released Friday on Disney's new streaming service, finds the star seeking out a shared history of Black excellence....
Posted: 2020-08-04 11:00:25
In a new film streaming on HBO Max, Rogen plays both a Polish immigrant who wakes up 100 years after falling into a pickle barrel and the great-grandson into whose modern life he emerges....
Fear Of Death Is Contagious In The Psychologi...

Fear Of Death Is Contagious In The Psychological Thriller 'She Dies Tomorrow'


This mordantly funny horror film opens on a young woman who awakens with a terrifying premonition of doom. She Dies Tomorrow feels surprisingly in tune with our present moment of unease....
Posted: 2020-08-03 06:04:24
Fear Of Death Is Contagious In The Psychological Thriller 'She Dies Tomorrow'
This mordantly funny horror film opens on a young woman who awakens with a terrifying premonition of doom. She Dies Tomorrow feels surprisingly in tune with our present moment of unease....
New 'Quar-Horror' Films Show Stayin...

New 'Quar-Horror' Films Show Staying At Home Is Scary Too


This year feels like a horror movie, and a select group of filmmakers have taken the pandemic as inspiration. "Quar-horror" ranges from homemade shorts on YouTube to a movie filmed entirely ...
Posted: 2020-08-03 09:02:57
New 'Quar-Horror' Films Show Staying At Home Is Scary Too
This year feels like a horror movie, and a select group of filmmakers have taken the pandemic as inspiration. "Quar-horror" ranges from homemade shorts on YouTube to a movie filmed entirely ...
Louis Gossett Jr. And Sergio Navarretta Find ...

Louis Gossett Jr. And Sergio Navarretta Find Connection In 'The Cuban'


NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and director Sergio Navarretta about their movie, The Cuban, in which an Afghan refugee helps a Cuban musician with Alzheimer's....
Posted: 2020-08-02 12:02:00
Louis Gossett Jr. And Sergio Navarretta Find Connection In 'The Cuban'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and director Sergio Navarretta about their movie, The Cuban, in which an Afghan refugee helps a Cuban musician with Alzheimer's....

Posted: 2020-08-01 11:54:00
NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Jordan Fisher about his role as a teen dance choreographer in the new Netflix movie, Work It....
Posted: 2020-07-31 08:10:00
Amy Seimetz's new movie, She Dies Tomorrow, captures the mood of the moment with moody atmospherics, hallucinatory flashes of color, and unsettling editing and humor....
'She Dies Tomorrow' Is A Mood...

'She Dies Tomorrow' Is A Mood


Writer/director Amy Seimetz's darkly, darkly comic meditation on the contagious nature of anxiety and paranoia plays with horror conventions while refusing to embrace the genre's pulpy pleas...
Posted: 2020-07-31 11:01:26
'She Dies Tomorrow' Is A Mood
Writer/director Amy Seimetz's darkly, darkly comic meditation on the contagious nature of anxiety and paranoia plays with horror conventions while refusing to embrace the genre's pulpy pleas...
Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' ...

Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' Documentary Breaks The Seal


A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor....
Posted: 2020-07-31 10:04:00
Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' Documentary Breaks The Seal
A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor....
Funny Guy John Cleese Riffs On 'Why Ther...

Funny Guy John Cleese Riffs On 'Why There Is No Hope' In His New Show


NPR's David Greene talks to John Cleese, best known for being part of the Monty Python comedy troop, the TV series Fawlty Towers and the movie A Fish Called Wanda, about his virtual one-man ...
Posted: 2020-07-31 09:11:00
Funny Guy John Cleese Riffs On 'Why There Is No Hope' In His New Show
NPR's David Greene talks to John Cleese, best known for being part of the Monty Python comedy troop, the TV series Fawlty Towers and the movie A Fish Called Wanda, about his virtual one-man ...

Posted: 2020-07-31 07:00:56
The project leapfrogged from last year's Bey-curated soundtrack to The Lion King to now arriving on Disney's new streaming service....
Posted: 2020-07-30 08:19:00
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with guitarist Charlotte Caffey and drummer Gina Schock of The Go-Go's about the new documentary that charts the band's rise to global stardom....
What's Up, Doc? Bugs Bunny's Age. C...

What's Up, Doc? Bugs Bunny's Age. Cartoon Rabbit Turns 80


Bugs Bunny, the iconic cartoon character, made his official debut in the 1940 Oscar nominated short, The Wild Hare. The Looney Tunes standout was first voiced by actor Mel Blanc....
Posted: 2020-07-28 11:24:00
What's Up, Doc? Bugs Bunny's Age. Cartoon Rabbit Turns 80
Bugs Bunny, the iconic cartoon character, made his official debut in the 1940 Oscar nominated short, The Wild Hare. The Looney Tunes standout was first voiced by actor Mel Blanc....
The Rise, The Fall And The New Rise Of Drive-...

The Rise, The Fall And The New Rise Of Drive-In Movie Theaters


Outdoor movies have gained renewed popularity during the pandemic — 160 Walmart parking lots will become temporary drive-in movie theaters Saturday. NPR takes a look at the history of driv...
Posted: 2020-07-27 08:06:00
The Rise, The Fall And The New Rise Of Drive-In Movie Theaters
Outdoor movies have gained renewed popularity during the pandemic — 160 Walmart parking lots will become temporary drive-in movie theaters Saturday. NPR takes a look at the history of driv...
Josephine Decker Releases A New Film About Th...

Josephine Decker Releases A New Film About The Horror Writer Shirley Jackson


NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with filmmaker Josephine Decker about her new film. Shirley is a fictionalized story about the real writer Shirley Jackson, the author of the short story "The Lottery...
Posted: 2020-07-27 08:06:00
Josephine Decker Releases A New Film About The Horror Writer Shirley Jackson
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with filmmaker Josephine Decker about her new film. Shirley is a fictionalized story about the real writer Shirley Jackson, the author of the short story "The Lottery...

Posted: 2020-07-26 04:38:59
The actress is best remembered for her role in Gone with the Wind, but the two-time Oscar winner also won a landmark decision that gave artists creative independence from studios....
Posted: 2020-07-25 11:57:00
Rosamund Pike plays the Nobel Prize-winning scientist in the biopic Radioactive. She took chemistry lessons ahead of time, and says it was refreshing to prepare for a role by getting "mental...
Terrific New Thrillers 'Amulet' And...

Terrific New Thrillers 'Amulet' And 'Relic' Explore Terrors Lurking Within The Home


Characters' living spaces are infected with dark spirits and become inescapable prisons in two new movies. Amulet is an intensely creepy revenge thriller, while Relic explores the horrors of...
Posted: 2020-07-24 02:43:06
Terrific New Thrillers 'Amulet' And 'Relic' Explore Terrors Lurking Within The Home
Characters' living spaces are infected with dark spirits and become inescapable prisons in two new movies. Amulet is an intensely creepy revenge thriller, while Relic explores the horrors of...
More Epic Than You May Think: Marie Curie...

More Epic Than You May Think: Marie Curie's Biopic, 'Radioactive,' Reviewed


Radioactive seems like a straightforward biopic of physicist Marie Curie at first. But it becomes more complicated as the director uses flash-forwards to illustrate the effects of Curie's di...
Posted: 2020-07-23 08:12:00
More Epic Than You May Think: Marie Curie's Biopic, 'Radioactive,' Reviewed
Radioactive seems like a straightforward biopic of physicist Marie Curie at first. But it becomes more complicated as the director uses flash-forwards to illustrate the effects of Curie's di...
Annie Ross, Mid-Century Jazz Icon, Dead At 89...

Annie Ross, Mid-Century Jazz Icon, Dead At 89


Ross was recognized as a natural performer from an early age. She essentially never stopped....
Posted: 2020-07-22 04:26:22
Annie Ross, Mid-Century Jazz Icon, Dead At 89
Ross was recognized as a natural performer from an early age. She essentially never stopped....

Posted: 2020-07-21 12:46:18
The new movie from the maker of Dunkirk and the Dark Knight Trilogy has been delayed yet again, with no new release date announced. This may end hopes of a Hollywood summer blockbuster seaso...
Posted: 2020-07-20 09:01:27
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to actress and producer Erika Alexander about the new film — John Lewis: Good Trouble — about the civil rights legacy of the late Georgia congressman. He died l...
Andy Samberg Relives A Hellish Day In New Mov...

Andy Samberg Relives A Hellish Day In New Movie, 'Palm Springs'


NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Andy Samberg about his new movie, Palm Springs. He plays a character trapped in a time loop and has to repeat a bad day over and over and over....
Posted: 2020-07-19 11:58:00
Andy Samberg Relives A Hellish Day In New Movie, 'Palm Springs'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Andy Samberg about his new movie, Palm Springs. He plays a character trapped in a time loop and has to repeat a bad day over and over and over....
'Showbiz Kids' Gives Child Actors T...

'Showbiz Kids' Gives Child Actors The Chance To Tell Their Own Stories


In a new HBO documentary, current and former child actors from Wil Wheaton to Todd Bridges to Evan Rachel Wood talk about abuse, money, work and finding your way as an adult....
Posted: 2020-07-18 01:00:54
'Showbiz Kids' Gives Child Actors The Chance To Tell Their Own Stories
In a new HBO documentary, current and former child actors from Wil Wheaton to Todd Bridges to Evan Rachel Wood talk about abuse, money, work and finding your way as an adult....
'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme' Is ...

'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme' Is An Accidental 'Hamilton' Cast Origin Story


A new documentary catalogs the rise of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson and other members of the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme in the mid-2000s before they became famous on Bro...
Posted: 2020-07-18 11:58:00
'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme' Is An Accidental 'Hamilton' Cast Origin Story
A new documentary catalogs the rise of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson and other members of the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme in the mid-2000s before they became famous on Bro...

Posted: 2020-07-17 05:43:17
"This climate that we're in right now with our polarizing political views in this country, it was very similar in South Africa," the star of The Old Guard says. Originally broadcast Dec. 16,...
Posted: 2020-07-15 09:33:54
The lake in Pembroke, Virginia where Patrick Swayze lifted Jennifer Grey into the air in Dirty Dancing dried up after the movie came out. Now, 12 years later, it is filling up with water aga...
'Palm Springs' Romantic Comedy Is A...

'Palm Springs' Romantic Comedy Is A Total Winner For The Lockdown Era


Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti play misfit wedding guests who are forced to repeat the same day over and over again in a fiendishly clever comedy reminiscent of Groundhog Day....
Posted: 2020-07-14 05:56:15
'Palm Springs' Romantic Comedy Is A Total Winner For The Lockdown Era
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti play misfit wedding guests who are forced to repeat the same day over and over again in a fiendishly clever comedy reminiscent of Groundhog Day....
Bollywood Star, Big B As He's Known, Con...

Bollywood Star, Big B As He's Known, Contracts Coronavirus


Temples in India are offering special prayers for Bollywood's most famous actor Amitabh Bachchan. The 77-year-old is hospitalized in Mumbai with COVID-19....
Posted: 2020-07-14 09:04:00
Bollywood Star, Big B As He's Known, Contracts Coronavirus
Temples in India are offering special prayers for Bollywood's most famous actor Amitabh Bachchan. The 77-year-old is hospitalized in Mumbai with COVID-19....
Kelly Preston, Actress And Wife Of John Travo...

Kelly Preston, Actress And Wife Of John Travolta, Dead At 57


Preston died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy, Twins....
Posted: 2020-07-13 03:54:00
Kelly Preston, Actress And Wife Of John Travolta, Dead At 57
Preston died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy, Twins....

Posted: 2020-07-13 09:59:00
Friday is the premiere of a float-in theater. People can sit in boats on the Seine, watching a floating big screen. They'll watch a French comedy about men who start a synchronized swimming ...
Posted: 2020-07-13 09:08:00
The Emmy-winning actress is the executive producer of Disclosure, a new documentary on trans representation in Hollywood. Trans people were on film as early as 1914, but often misrepresented...
Comedian Chelsea Handler On White Privilege...

Comedian Chelsea Handler On White Privilege


Last year, Chelsea Handler made a Netflix documentary called Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea, in which she explored white privilege. She asks how to be a better white person to people of ...
Posted: 2020-07-13 09:08:00
Comedian Chelsea Handler On White Privilege
Last year, Chelsea Handler made a Netflix documentary called Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea, in which she explored white privilege. She asks how to be a better white person to people of ...
Netflix Documentary Captures Life Of Astrolog...

Netflix Documentary Captures Life Of Astrologer And Fashion Icon Walter Mercado


NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch about their new Netflix documentary, Mucho Mucho Amor, that looks at the legacy of the famed astrologer Walter Merca...
Posted: 2020-07-12 11:57:00
Netflix Documentary Captures Life Of Astrologer And Fashion Icon Walter Mercado
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch about their new Netflix documentary, Mucho Mucho Amor, that looks at the legacy of the famed astrologer Walter Merca...
'John Lewis: Good Trouble' Document...

'John Lewis: Good Trouble' Documents Civil Rights Leader's Human Side


NPR's Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Dawn Porter about her latest film, John Lewis: Good Trouble....
Posted: 2020-07-11 08:50:00
'John Lewis: Good Trouble' Documents Civil Rights Leader's Human Side
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Dawn Porter about her latest film, John Lewis: Good Trouble....

Posted: 2020-07-11 11:00:56
The romantic comedy starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti finds two people connecting at a wedding and getting a lot more than they bargained for....
Posted: 2020-07-10 05:49:19
Best known for his roles in Moonlight and Castle Rock, Holland has a starring role in a new radio version of Shakespeare's Richard II. Originally broadcast in 2018. ...
World War II Naval Drama 'Greyhound'...

World War II Naval Drama 'Greyhound' Charts A Trim, Efficient Course


Tom Hanks stars in, and wrote the screenplay for, this familiar but effective tale of a Navy captain leading a convoy of merchants ships through U-boat-infested seas....
Posted: 2020-07-10 01:00:24
World War II Naval Drama 'Greyhound' Charts A Trim, Efficient Course
Tom Hanks stars in, and wrote the screenplay for, this familiar but effective tale of a Navy captain leading a convoy of merchants ships through U-boat-infested seas....
'The Old Guard' Is A Smart Blend Of...

'The Old Guard' Is A Smart Blend Of Action And Emotion


Director Gina Prince-Bythewood knocks it out of the park with a film about soldiers who fight (and fight and fight), based on a series of comics and starring Charlize Theron as the boss....
Posted: 2020-07-10 09:01:14
'The Old Guard' Is A Smart Blend Of Action And Emotion
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood knocks it out of the park with a film about soldiers who fight (and fight and fight), based on a series of comics and starring Charlize Theron as the boss....
'Old Guard' Superhero Warriors Batt...

'Old Guard' Superhero Warriors Battle Their Greatest Foe Yet — Ennui


The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood is the first black woman to direct a big budget superhero movie. "I hate the fact that I'm the first — in 2020 that we're still having firsts,"...
Posted: 2020-07-10 08:58:00
'Old Guard' Superhero Warriors Battle Their Greatest Foe Yet — Ennui
The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood is the first black woman to direct a big budget superhero movie. "I hate the fact that I'm the first — in 2020 that we're still having firsts,"...

Posted: 2020-07-09 08:01:00
Two new movies from directors with Japanese connections center on mother-daughter-granddaughter relationships. The Truth by Hirokazu Kore-eda and Relic by Natalie Erika James are available o...
Posted: 2020-07-08 05:21:13
Homosexuality and gender nonconformity have long been frowned upon in Chechen society. Welcome to Chechnya is a grimly ironic title for a documentary that plays like a chilling undercover th...
Walter Mercado, Remembered, With 'Mucho ...

Walter Mercado, Remembered, With 'Mucho Mucho Amor'


Walter Mercado found his way into many tens of millions of homes as a television astrologer. A new Netflix documentary looks at his life and what he meant to the people who watched him....
Posted: 2020-07-08 11:00:11
Walter Mercado, Remembered, With 'Mucho Mucho Amor'
Walter Mercado found his way into many tens of millions of homes as a television astrologer. A new Netflix documentary looks at his life and what he meant to the people who watched him....
Arthur Jafa's Glorious Vision And Kanye ...

Arthur Jafa's Glorious Vision And Kanye West's Gilded Faith


Arthur Jafa, the celebrated artist, translates a new song from West into his own film-visual language, both elevating and transcending it....
Posted: 2020-07-07 07:11:49
Arthur Jafa's Glorious Vision And Kanye West's Gilded Faith
Arthur Jafa, the celebrated artist, translates a new song from West into his own film-visual language, both elevating and transcending it....
'Slay The Dragon' Filmmakers Dig In...

'Slay The Dragon' Filmmakers Dig Into The Evolution Of Gerrymandering


NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to filmmakers Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance about Slay the Dragon, their documentary about gerrymandering in the United States....
Posted: 2020-07-05 09:20:00
'Slay The Dragon' Filmmakers Dig Into The Evolution Of Gerrymandering
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to filmmakers Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance about Slay the Dragon, their documentary about gerrymandering in the United States....