Author Archives: Anya Crittenton
This year’s Memorial Day weekend was meant to end its four-day box office on par with last year’s but instead came short by more than $20 million. Whereas 2016’s top 12 movies for Memorial Day made $198.8 million total, this year’s top 12 made $173 million and that’s because of the underperformance of nearly every film, some worse than others.
Los Angeles-based VFX artist couple Tran Ma and Miguel Ortega have done something incredible: created a fantastic, stunning film, The Ningyo, shot almost entirely within the comfort of their own home.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Tricia Melton has been hired as SVP of Marketing at Freeform and Jana Winograde has moved from ABC to Showtime.
Streaming service Hulu is teaming with comedy actor Adam Pally on a new series based on an interesting premise: a parody Twitter account. Specifically, the Los Feliz Daycare account run by Jason Shapiro.
Well, decently sized waves at the very least. Set to top the three-day holiday weekend with ease is the fifth installment in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and while it may not be receiving good reviews and plenty of people may lament its continued existence, Dead Men Tell No Tales, which brings back original cast members, is set to bring in $80 million, if not a little more.
Animator and director Patrick Schoenmaker debuted his animated short “The Adventure of Indiana Jones” last year and it’s making the internet rounds once more — with good reason, as it combines the adventure of the original films with beautiful animation.
After escaping a militia attack in Darfur, a Zaghawa tribesman used his knowledge of languages to be a translator for journalists who arrived to report on the genocide.
The 2011 film Hanna is making a comeback — but this time for the small screen. Amazon Studios has given an adaptation of the film a series order and original co-writer David Farr will pen the script.
The weekend went more or less as predicted — except with smaller numbers than expected, making for a particularly anti-climactic three-day box office. Alien: Covenant barely edged out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in its opening weekend and Beauty and the Beast has become the tenth-highest film of all time.
Chronicles the struggles of painter Vincent van Gogh as he paints his famous masterpieces.
Arkie is a 12-year-old girl, blind in one eye and with a tentacle-like arm who must travel to a city of light to rescue her octopus father.
After a couple visit a new housing development to find a home, they find themselves trapped in within the maze of houses raising an alien child.
Based on the story of famed mime Marcel Marceau, who learned to mime while saving the lives of Jewish orphans whose parents were murdered by Nazis.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Dylan Seller is returning to The Weinstein Company as President of Production and Legendary has lost two executives.
The latest installment in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, opens this weekend, helmed by original creator Ridley Scott, and is poised to knock Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 off its throne.
A grounded in reality Jaws of the skies. A professor with a fear of heights must team up with his ex-wife and estranged daughter to defeat an apex predator long thought extinct on a mountainous tropical vacation island.
BBC Two is developing Diana & I, a feature-length TV drama about the death of Princess Diana, continuing the entertainment industry’s fascinating with British Royalty, following The Crown and Charles and Diana at the center of Feud Season 2.
An interwoven tale that explores how love can play out in parallel universes if a couple were to meet at three different points in their lifetime. Tonally similar to (500) Days of Summer.
A free-spirited man from 1600s Salem is cursed by a witch to never age, and leaves a trail of broken hearts through history until meeting the girl of his dreams in modern day Los Angeles.