Author Archives: Anya Crittenton
Transformers may be one of the most critically maligned film franchises in history but that hasn’t stopped its successful box office streak. To date, the five Michael Bay-directed films, have made a total of $3.78 billion worldwide, but it’s looking like this newest installment may start showing signs of audience fatigue. Plus, Wonder Woman is on track to become the highest-grossing film directed by a woman worldwide.
When it comes to the recent shake-up of the upcoming Han Solo film, it isn’t fair to blame either party, even if it is more exciting to take the sides of creators against a bureaucratic power. But if one’s going to play in the sandbox, they also need to play by the rules.
Chadwick Boseman has swapped out his Wakandan superhero outfit for a finely tailored suit in the first official trailer for Marshall, an upcoming biopic detailing the lift of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
A man meets up with his best friend in Thailand while going through a personal crisis.
Based on a real story. In 19th Century China, a reclusive grotesquely hairy-faced kung fu master must lead a rag-tag band of warrior monks into battle against a powerful general to save the boy Emperor and his family.
Riding high from the success of The Leftovers, Damon Lindelof is teaming with HBO to develop an adaptation of the popular Alan Moore graphic novel Watchmen for the small screen.
Under wraps, except that it takes place in the art world.
Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy is re-teaming with his stars Jakes Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for a new untitled project, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Gilroy’s team at CAA is taking the project out to buyers.
After tackling Arthur Conan Doyle, the team behind the hit BBC series Sherlock are setting their sights on another classic British author: Bram Stoker.
There were big surprises at the box office this weekend, with several movies performing far better than they were expected to, including All Eyez on Me, 47 Meters Down, and, once again, Wonder Woman and some performing… less so (like Rough Night).
The Television Critics Association announced their nominations for the 2017 awards, giving Hulu its very first nomination for the critically acclaimed series The Handmaid’s Tale.
Ben Kingsley has been tapped to play a Nazi war criminal alongside Oscar Isaac and The CW’s Supergirlhas two new co-showrunners. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Paramount promoted Elizabeth Raposo to President of Production while Jennifer Carreras has moved from 20th Century Fox TV to ABC.
Looking to change the landscape of animation in Hollywood, a brand new annual festival is launching in Los Angeles this fall. Headed up by GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Festival, and Variety magazine, the event is aiming to fill a gap in the U.S.’ relationship with this medium.
After two weeks at the top, Wonder Woman will be de-throned this weekend by racing, talking vehicles in Pixar’s latest sequel, Cars 3. The film has a lot going for it to quickly rise to the top of the box office — it’s a family animated film from a trusted and admired company, and it’s also a continuation of an existing IP.
Out-manned, out-gunned and cut off from any rescue, a United States Coast Guard Captain struggles to keep his three-member crew alive after intercepting a Colombian narco sub. The submarine’s pilot, a brilliant and murderous drug runner, is captured by the USCG crew. However, once on board, a far more lethal threat begins to unfold.
In the vein of Finding Neverland and Miss Potter, the trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin introduces audiences to the origin of a beloved children’s story. This time, author A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh is front and center.
Mike Van Waes is penning the script for the film, centered around the Crooked Man, a breakout character from The Conjuring 2, based on a story by universe architect James Wan.
Project details being kept under wraps but being pitched as American Sniper meets Cast Away.<
This weekend’s box office played out more or less as expected, with some minor surprises here and there. Take the weekend’s number one film, for example. Everyone knew it would be Wonder Woman, but it performed even better than it was predicted to — for the second weekend in a row.