Providing some degree of clarity in an Oscar season that has thus far been fairly wide open, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlists of potential nominees in nine categories on Monday, including foreign-language film, song and documentary.
The annual Black List ranking the film industry's most liked unproduced screenplays has named its 2018 class of honorees. Topping this year's list: "Frat Boy Genius," about Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel; "King Williams," about Venus and Serena Williams' father, Richard Williams; and "Get Home Safe," in which a young woman evades GamerGate ghouls on Halloween night.
Just 48 hours ago, James Wan says, he was climbing the steep and winding steps of the Great Wall of China – a relatively relaxing exercise compared with the 14-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week pace he'd been grinding away at for the last three months to cross the finish line with "Aquaman," the sixth film in Warner Bros.' $3.8 billion DC Extended Universe treasure chest.
Families could do a lot worse this holiday season than to take out a home equity loan for a bucket of multiplex popcorn and take in "Mary Poppins Returns," director Rob Marshall's hectic sequel to the 1964 Disney musical cherished by millions.
Downsizing was the only answer for the "Transformers" franchise after 2017's epic, sprawling "Transformers: The Last Knight." After five bombastic installments from true gearhead Michael Bay, going bigger simply wasn't an option. So Paramount decided to go home, paring the latest film back to an origin story and getting at what makes this franchise tick: the friendly yellow Transformer known as Bumblebee.
Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cro