Netflix Says It’s Business as Usual. Is That Good Enough?

Long Hollywood’s leading innovator, the streaming service is staying the course, despite serious challenges to its business and questions about its content.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bajaria-bela, #hastings-reed, #movies, #netflix-inc, #television

Taika Waititi on “Thor” and “Our Flag Means Death”

The “Thor: Love and Thunder” director can’t say no — to starring in “Our Flag Means Death,” making a soccer movie, writing a “Star Wars” idea, adapting Roald Dahl. For starters.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #marvel-entertainment, #movies, #our-flag-means-death-tv-program, #star-wars-movie, #television, #thor-love-and-thunder-movie, #waititi-taika, #writing-and-writers

In Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” Christina Ricci finds the role she has been looking for.

The actress, who grew up in the public eye, finally finds the role she’s been looking for.

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Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Their ‘Official Competition’

The two Spanish actors discuss working together on a satire about the film industry, how they feel about awards and how they get into character.

#actors-and-actresses, #banderas-antonio, #content-type-personal-profile, #cruz-penelope, #movies, #official-competition-movie

Can ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘The Northman’ Save the Movies?

Two new offerings give a glimpse of what films once were and might become again.

#cruise-tom, #eggers-robert-filmmaker, #movies, #pagans-and-paganism, #pixar-animation-studios

Summer Begins

The season is almost here, finally, with all its sun-dappled splendor and glorious clichés.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #fathers-day, #internal-storyline-no, #movies, #music, #summer-season, #united-states-open-golf

Cooper Raiff, Arriving Early to the Party

At 25, the indie writer, director and actor is making waves in Hollywood. His second feature, “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” could start a new career chapter.

#cha-cha-real-smooth-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #johnson-dakota, #movies, #raiff-cooper, #shithouse-movie

Chie Hayakawa Imagines a Japan Where the Elderly Volunteer to Die

The premise for Chie Hayakawa’s film, “Plan 75,” is shocking: a government push to euthanize the elderly. In a rapidly aging society, some also wonder: Is the movie prescient?

#cannes-international-film-festival, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #hayakawa-chie, #japan, #movies, #plan-75-movie

Emma Thompson and the Challenge of Baring All Onscreen at 63

The actress made the choice to disrobe. Still, she says, it was the most difficult thing she’s ever done in her four-decade career.

#good-luck-to-you-leo-grande-movie, #hyde-sophie, #movies, #sex, #thompson-emma, #women-and-girls

The Phone Booth of the Mind

Phone booths may be obsolete, but they still offer a good model for keeping our phones from taking over our lives.

#internal-storyline-no, #movies, #new-york-city, #text-messaging

John Waters, an Auteur of Trash, Would Like to Thank the Academy

Curators from the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures rummaged through his Baltimore home to plan an exhibition on Waters and his cult films.

#academy-museum-of-motion-pictures, #content-type-personal-profile, #hairspray-movie, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #museums, #pink-flamingos-movie

Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill on Their ‘Jurassic’ Reunion

When Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum reprised their roles for the new sequel, they quickly refound the chemistry they had in the 1993 blockbuster.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #dern-laura, #goldblum-jeff, #jurassic-park-movie, #jurassic-world-dominion-movie, #movies, #neill-sam

Harvey Weinstein Facing Indecent Assault Charges in Britain

British prosecutors said they authorized criminal charges against Mr. Weinstein for an incident in 1996.

#assaults, #extradition, #great-britain, #movies, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #sex-crimes, #weinstein-harvey

Our Kids Lost Special Moments During the Pandemic. They Won’t Get Them All Back.

My fourth grader thinks about every event she’s missed, and I can’t pretend it doesn’t hurt.

#coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #independence-day-us-july-4, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #movies, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional

Werner Herzog’s Fever Dreams

The filmmaker behind “Grizzly Man” and “Fitzcarraldo” makes a late-career foray into fiction with his new book, “The Twilight World.” He feels he has finally found his medium.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #herzog-werner, #movies, #the-twilight-world-book, #writing-and-writers

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Costume Designer Shirley Kurata Becomes the Story

With the success of the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the work of Shirley Kurata is in demand, but her personal style has always had its own fans.

#art, #asian-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #costumes, #everything-everywhere-all-at-once-movie, #fashion-and-apparel, #kurata-shirley, #linda-lindas-music-group, #movies, #rodarte, #virgil-normal-los-angeles-calif-retailer, #whack-tierra

Summer Vacation Movies

They offer a double dose of escape.

#comedy-and-humor, #girls-trip-movie, #internal-storyline-no, #movies, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

For Joel Kim Booster, Making ‘Fire Island’ Was a Real Trip

The writer and star of “Fire Island” reflects on making the rare romantic comedy that puts gay Asian American men at its center.

#ahn-andrew-film-director, #booster-joel-kim-comedian, #cho-margaret, #content-type-personal-profile, #fire-island-movie, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #movies, #ricamora-conrad, #yang-bowen-1990

Mark Rylance on ‘Jerusalem’ and the Golf Comedy ‘Phantom of the Open’

The acclaimed British actor explains the links between his tour de force stage turn and a recent string of subdued screen roles.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #jerusalem-play, #movies, #rylance-mark, #the-phantom-of-the-open-movie, #theater

Johnny Depp’s Win in Court Could Embolden Others, Lawyers Say

The actor’s victory against his ex-wife Amber Heard in one of the highest profile defamation cases to go to trial could inspire others to try their luck with juries.

#metoo-movement, #cyberharassment, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #heard-amber, #libel-and-slander, #movies, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Verdict: The Actual Malice of the Trial

In this post-#MeToo moment, misogyny and celebrity go hand in hand.

#metoo-movement, #cancel-culture, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #heard-amber, #movies, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

Are the Movies Liberal?

Everyone knows Hollywood is progressive. But look at the films it churns out. They tell another story.

#conservatism-us-politics, #dog-movie, #first-blood-movie, #liberalism-us-politics, #movies, #the-batman-movie, #top-gun-maverick-movie

Johnny Depp Jury Finds That Amber Heard Defamed Him in Op-Ed

The jury in Virginia found that Ms. Heard had damaged her ex-husband’s reputation with an op-ed in which she identified herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

#decisions-and-verdicts, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #fairfax-va, #heard-amber, #libel-and-slander, #movies, #suits-and-litigation-civil

What the Pandemic Can Teach Us About Endings

And heartbreak and lions and infinite hallways.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

The Start of Summer

We’ve got some recommendations.

#books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #internal-storyline-no, #movies, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Why the Producer of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Is Betting Big on Theaters

David Ellison on making a “love letter to aviation” and the future of theaters, streaming and A.R./V.R.

#cruise-tom, #ellison-lawrence-j, #jobs-steven-p, #movies, #pixar-animation-studios, #skydance-productions-llc, #top-gun-movie, #top-gun-maverick-movie

Ted Sarandos Talks About That Stock Drop, Backing Dave Chappelle, and Hollywood Schadenfreude

The Netflix executive says he — and the company he helped build — will survive a bout of bad earnings numbers.

#media, #movies, #netflix-inc, #sarandos-ted, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Winning Looks From the Cannes Film Festival

Trends and other takeaways from the fashion show — sorry, movie gathering — on the Croisette.

#cannes-france, #cannes-international-film-festival, #celebrities, #fashion-and-apparel, #movies, #your-feed-fashion

Inside the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Flying Sequences

The makers of the “Top Gun” sequel discuss the challenges of filming practical aerial stunts.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #barbaro-monica-1990, #bruckheimer-jerry, #cruise-tom, #kosinski-joseph, #larosa-kevin-ii, #movies, #pilots, #stunts-and-stuntmen, #top-gun-maverick-movie

Which Cannes Films Have the Best Oscar Odds?

Movies from Park Chan-wook, Lukas Dhont and Hirokazu Kore-eda could be what academy voters are looking for. But don’t count out “Top Gun: Maverick.”

#academy-awards-oscars, #armageddon-time-movie, #cannes-international-film-festival, #crimes-of-the-future-movie, #dhont-lukas, #elvis-movie, #kore-eda-hirokazu, #movies, #park-chan-wook, #top-gun-maverick-movie

Remembering Ray Liotta in ‘Goodfellas’

His performance as Henry Hill includes many touches that weren’t in the script. But the producer didn’t want to cast him originally.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #de-niro-robert, #goodfellas-movie, #liotta-ray, #movies

TikTok’s Amber Heard Hate Machine

Television turned the celebrity trial into a 24-hour tabloid spectacle. Social media made it into a sport.

#celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #heard-amber, #instagram-inc, #libel-and-slander, #movies, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

In Cannes, Filmmakers Contend With Despair and Beauty, Too

Titles like “Aftersun,” “Tori and Lokita” and “EO” offer dark visions that challenge and move viewers.

#aftersun-movie, #cannes-international-film-festival, #eo-movie, #movies, #tori-and-lokita-movie

Ray Liotta, of ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams,’ Dies at 67

The actor died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a movie.

#actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #goodfellas-movie, #liotta-ray, #movies

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Review: Will This Stuff Still Fly?

Tom Cruise takes to the air once more in a long-awaited sequel to a much-loved ’80s action blockbuster.

#cruise-tom, #kosinski-joseph, #movies, #top-gun-maverick-movie

Kevin Spacey Facing Sexual Assault Charges in Britain

British prosecutors said that they had authorized criminal charges against Mr. Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault. He cannot be formally charged unless he enters England or Wales.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #england, #great-britain, #movies, #sex-crimes, #spacey-kevin, #television, #theater

Jurnee Smollett: ‘The Past Few Years Have Been Heartbreaking’

The “Lovecraft Country” star has faced setbacks but emerged with new projects, including the Netflix movie “Spiderhead.”

#actors-and-actresses, #birds-of-prey-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #lovecraft-country-tv-program, #movies, #netflix-inc, #smollett-jurnee, #spiderhead-movie, #television

Summer in the City Is Back (Again!)

And this year, we made a bucket list to get you started.

#ferries, #festivals, #food, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #movies, #new-york-city, #summer-season

Why Is ‘Bob’s Burgers’ So Freakishly Lovable? This Guy.

Loren Bouchard’s accidental career as a comedy mogul has now brought his TV family to the big screen.

#animated-films, #benjamin-h-jon, #bobs-burgers-tv-program, #bouchard-loren, #comedy-and-humor, #movies, #television, #the-bobs-burgers-movie-movie

He’s Playing Elvis Presley. But Who Is Austin Butler?

Hollywood thinks he might be the next big star. But with the risky “Elvis” riding on his performance, the magnetic actor is feeling the pressure.

#actors-and-actresses, #butler-austin-1991, #content-type-personal-profile, #elvis-movie, #luhrmann-baz, #movies, #presley-elvis, #theater

Tom Cruise Aims to Fly High at the Box Office With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

At a time when superheroes dominate the box office, the film industry hopes the actor can bring grown-ups back to theaters.

#actors-and-actresses, #box-office-sales, #cruise-tom, #movies, #paramount-pictures, #top-gun-maverick-movie

Cannes Film Festival 2022: Politics Mixed With Moments of Grace

“Top Gun: Maverick,” “Tchaikovsky’s Wife” and other movies each get polemical in their own way. But there are scenes of lyrical beauty, as in “Scarlet.”

#cannes-international-film-festival, #movies, #scarlet-movie, #tchaikovskys-wife-movie, #the-eight-mountains-movie, #top-gun-maverick-movie

Bill Simmons on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Athletes Turned Actors

“It’s the same thing that goes wrong if you’re going to ask actors to play in the N.B.A. or the N.F.L.,” Bill Simmons says. “It’s a little unrealistic.”

#athletics-and-sports, #johnson-dwayne-1972, #movies, #oneal-shaquille, #ringer-the-web-site, #robinson-jackie, #young-rock-tv-program

Rosmarie Trapp of the ‘Sound of Music’ Family Dies at 93

She was the last surviving daughter of the baron and the would-be nun depicted in the stage musical and 1965 film.

#austria, #deaths-obituaries, #hammerstein-oscar-ii, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #movies, #music, #rodgers-richard, #stowe-vt, #the-sound-of-music-movie, #the-sound-of-music-play, #theater, #trapp-family-singers-music-group, #trapp-rosmarie-1929-2022

The Business of Making ‘Pleasure’

The screenwriter-director Ninja Thyberg and the actor Sofia Kappel discuss creating a porn industry drama through a feminist lens.

#actors-and-actresses, #kappel-sofia-1998, #movies, #neon-production-co, #pleasure-movie, #pornography, #sex, #thyberg-ninja, #womens-rights

‘Bros’ Is a Rom-Com That’s True to 21st-Century Gay Life

Billy Eichner and the “Bros” team made news by casting queer actors, but they also focused on writing a story that didn’t recycle straight tropes.

#actors-and-actresses, #apatow-judd, #bros-movie, #eichner-billy, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #macfarlane-luke-1980, #movies, #stoller-nicholas, #universal-pictures, #writing-and-writers

$100 Million Film Studio to Rise From Rubble of Ex-Public Housing Site

Lionsgate Newark will include six large soundstages. It’s being built on the site of one of New Jersey’s first public housing projects.

#baraka-ras, #corporate-taxes, #halmi-robert-jr, #john-schreiber, #labor-and-jobs, #lionsgate, #movies, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-performing-arts-center, #newark-nj, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #television

Let Actors Act

Good performers are able to find a way to portray people who are not like themselves.

#actors-and-actresses, #beale-simon-russell, #black-people, #deafness, #disabilities, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jews-and-judaism, #lester-adrian, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

How Hollywood and the Media Fueled the Political Rise of J.D. Vance

“Hillbilly Elegy,” a best-selling memoir that became a star-studded film, raised the profile of the onetime “Never Trump guy” who won an Ohio primary with the help of the former president.

#books-and-literature, #chua-amy, #close-glenn, #conservatism-us-politics, #endorsements, #harpercollins-publishers, #hillbilly-elegy-movie, #hillbilly-elegy-a-memoir-of-a-family-and-culture-in-crisis-book, #movies, #netflix-inc, #ohio, #presidential-election-of-2016, #primaries-and-caucuses, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

Keanu Reeves Will Be Your Mirror

No matter the role, the actor is reflecting your desires of what you want him to be.

#always-be-my-maybe-movie, #john-wick-movie, #movies, #reeves-keanu, #the-matrix-movie