There Was More To Kathy Bates’ Misery Character Than The Audience Saw On Screen

“Misery” was Kathy Bates’ first big film. Rob Reiner’s adaptation of the hit Stephen King novel came in 1990, early on in Bates’ five-decade career. “Misery” would precede “Fried Green Tomatoes,” King adaptation “Dolores Claiborne,” “Titanic,” and other films she’d become known for; arguably, her recent five-year run (in various roles) on Ryan Murphy and […]

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Ben Stiller Uses His Kids as a ‘Focus Group’ for ‘Severance’ Storylines

Ben Stiller is making his family dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge any spoilers about “Severance” Season 2.The director and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated AppleTV+ series revealed to People magazine that he asks kids Ella, 20, and Quinlin, 17, to be a “focus group” for “Severance” plotlines…but his family would much rather Stiller undergo […]

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Zurich Film Festival Reveals First Gala Premieres

The Zurich Film Festival has unveiled the first seven titles from its Gala Premieres section, a showcase of some of the year’s hottest auteur films. The films include the star-studded drama “The Banshees of Inisherin” by Oscar-winning director Martin McDonagh, the European premiere of the German film adaptation “All Quiet on the Western Front,” directed […]

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Every Which Way But Loose Was A Controversial Project For Clint Eastwood To Choose

Clint Eastwood is justifiably considered one of our greatest living directors. Over his nearly 70-year career, he has received 11 Academy Award nominations and won four times. His revisionist Western “Unforgiven” is widely hailed as the modern apotheosis of the genre. Few filmmakers have left a deeper impact on American cinema. Even fewer have opted to […]

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How Thor: Love And Thunder Avoided The Need To Create A Bunch Of CG Superpowered Kids

Spoilers for “Thor: Love and Thunder” ahead.In “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the children of New Asgard are kidnapped by Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale). When Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and company come to rescue them, he grants them all powers from Zeus’ (Russell Crowe) lightning bolt to help fight back. It’s a lovely scene, reinforcing the […]

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Sony Classics sets 2022 release dates for awards contenders

Mia Hansen-Løve’s One Fine Morning, Davy Chou’s Return To Seoul get one-week qualifying runs.Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the 2022 release dates for its upcoming slate including potential awards contenders The Son, and pre-2023 qualifying runs for Cannes duo One Fine Morning and Return To Seoul.Hugh Jackman stars in upcoming Venice world premiere The Son […]

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Melanie Lynskey Opens Up on How Brittany Murphy Felt ‘She Had to Change to Be Successful’

Melanie Lynskey is looking back on Hollywood’s typecasting of women based on their bodies, and the “Heavenly Creatures” alum couldn’t help but point out one cautionary “heartbreaking” tale: Brittany Murphy.Lynskey, nominated for an Emmy thanks to her stunning performance in “Yellowjackets,” has been open about the criticisms of her physique onscreen. While Lynskey has slammed […]

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Sam Levinson Won’t ‘Drag’ ‘Euphoria’ on Like ‘Lost,’ Breakout Star Angus Cloud Says

Angus Cloud is riding high when it comes to the viral success of “Euphoria.”The hit series has shattered records on Twitter and made HBO viewership history — and that’s just after two seasons. Yet Cloud assures that creator Sam Levinson won’t let the show flame out much like other beloved series.“I’m just excited to see […]

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