• Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:18:07 +0000
    “Bridget Jones’s Baby” topped the foreign box office for the second consecutive weekend. The romantic comedy has fizzled in the United States, but overseas crowds seem more inclined to check in on Bridget’s romantic travails and impending offspring. The film earned $21.9 million from 47 territories, pushing its global gross to $83.6 million. Renée Zellweger... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:49:26 +0000
    Newton Minow, the FCC chairman under President John F. Kennedy who helped start the tradition of general election presidential debates, says that it should be up to the candidates, and not necessarily the moderator, to correct each other if something is said that is not factual. Minow, who is a member of the Commission on... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:20:52 +0000
    Two of this season’s high-profile new dramas — NBC’s “This Is Us” and CBS’ “Bull” — pulled in notable gains over three days of delayed viewing, according to Nielsen’s just released live-plus-3 ratings for the Tuesday premieres. “This Is Us” saw its 18-49 number swell to 4.2, from 2.8 in live-same-day viewing. That’s the biggest... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:03:55 +0000
    Antoine Fuqua knew what it would take to get him to remake “The Magnificent Seven,” John Sturges’ 1960 classic about a band of gunslingers. The film, which was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 movie “The Seven Samurai,” is an oft-told story about a band of mercenaries who save a town. Its genetic code... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:51:47 +0000
    When I first heard that Clint Eastwood was going to turn the story of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger into a major motion picture, I had two thoughts: first, that the subject seemed almost too on-the-nose and down-the-middle-of-the-plate for a Hollywood heroic saga. (It sounded like the sort of thing that would have been a routine... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:53:15 +0000
    DP Rodrigo Prieto (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), tech innovator Dolby Laboratories, and ICG magazine editor David Geffner received the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards on Friday. The awards were presented during the ECA opening event, held at the clubhouse of the American Society of Cinematographers in Hollywood. The 20th annual... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:39:00 +0000
    Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who quickly became one of the biggest stars in Major League Baseball, died early Sunday in a boating accident, Florida officials said. He was 24. The Miami team issued a statement on the news later on Sunday: “The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández. Our... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:28:03 +0000
    “We’re so happy that we could keep our tent up for an additional week. After all, nobody can party like this community,” joked HBO SVP Jeffrey Guthrie at the Pacific Design Center Saturday night at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 47th annual Vanguard Awards. The network was the presenting sponsor for the event, which used the same ocean... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:00:36 +0000
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off Monday, Sept. 26, in the much-anticipated first debate with the two U.S. presidential contenders — an event that could draw close to a Super Bowl-size audience. The 90-minute confrontation between the polarizing political figures will be widely available on broadcast and cable TV, as well as via numerous online outlets including YouTube, Facebook... Read more »
  • Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:52:35 +0000
    Every writer dreams of selling the movie rights to their work, all the more so when a famous actor is putting up the money. But when Stephen Elliott optioned his memoir “The Adderall Diaries” to the super-prolific indie star James Franco, the dream became more of a journey down the rabbit hole. The experience is... Read more »
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