Superhero Bits: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Updates Coming to Marvel Games, ‘Shazam!’ Deleted Scenes Details & More

Even though the Hellboy reboot bombed, is David Harbour‘s portrayal better than Ron Perlman? Ready for some Avengers: Endgame updates for your favorite Marvel mobile games? Did Johnny Depp really try to have Amber Heard fired from Aquaman? What can we expect from Shazam! deleted scenes? What comic book answer won the new Jeopardy record […]

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‘Missing Link’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Annapurna Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Missing Link.”Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $5.91 million through Sunday for 1,852 […]

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: How Tig Notaro Best Embodied Starfleet’s Values in Season 2

“Star Trek” has a history of bringing in unexpected stars, all drawn to the franchise by their passion for the source material. And with the latest iteration, “Star Trek: Discovery,” that tradition has continued in a number of respects, but none more interesting than the casting of Tig Notaro as engineer Jett Reno, introduced in […]

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The Academy Prepares for the Netflix-Spielberg Showdown, and a $10,000 Streaming App

On April 23, when the Academy holds the next meeting for its Board of Governors, it will confront the future: What about the streamers? The Academy tabled the long-debated question at last month’s meeting, but now it’s expected to determine if Oscar rule changes are needed for Netflix, Apple, Disney+, and other streaming sites.Steven Spielberg, […]

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‘High Life’: Robert Pattinson & Claire Denis Unpack the Mysteries of Their “F*cked Up” Sci-Fi Film

Be aware there are spoilers for High Life in the interview below. If there’s one thing you can always count on from Claire Denis, it’s that you never know what you’re going to get from one of her movies. The filmmaker behind some of the most carnal, disturbing films of the 21st Century like Bastards […]

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‘Field of Dreams’ Turns 30: Why the Baseball Classic Still Holds a Special Place in America’s Hearts (and Heartland)

Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again, Sam” in the 1942 Oscar-winning classic “Casablanca.” In fact, no one says it in the movie.And the mysterious voice in the adored 1989 fantasy film “Field of Dreams” does not tell Kevin Costner: “If you build it, they will come.”Released 30 years ago on April 21, 1989, “Field […]

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 Ends With an Episode That is Everything ‘Trek’ Should Be

It’s been a long road, Star Trek: Discovery fans, but everything we’ve seen has led us to this point: the finale. “Such Sweet Sorrow: Part 2” has been an episode I’ve been anxiously anticipating all week. I didn’t know what to expect. Like everyone, I had some hopes, some theories, but nothing prepared me for […]

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