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‘Uncle Frank’ Trailer: Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis Star in an LGBTQ Dramedy From ‘American Beauty’ Writer Alan Ball

Paul Bettany has been able to carve out a second wave in his career thanks to a much-needed boost from Marvel. But in the years since he put on red face make-up and a yellow cape, Bettany hasn’t really gotten a chance to showcase his long-dormant leading man talents. But Bettany finally gets a leading-man […]

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Peacock to Stream ‘Ray Donovan,’ ‘The Godfather’ Trilogy, Other Popular ViacomCBS-Owned Titles

“Ray Donovan,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” and “The Affair” are among the popular ViacomCBS titles that will be available on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service when the platform launches nationally on July 15.NBCUniversal announced its upcoming streaming service has inked a content licensing agreement with ViacomCBS on Wednesday. Other ViacomCBS-owned television shows that will be available on […]

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Amazon Studios Buys ‘Uncle Frank’ for $12 Million Out of Sundance (Exclusive)

Amazon Studios has bought “Uncle Frank,” an acclaimed drama about a closeted gay man forced to come out to his Southern family in the 1970s. The film debuted this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival.UTA Independent Film Group brokered the deal, which insiders valued at $12 million, individuals close to the talks said. It was […]

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Steve McQueen, Olivia Newton-John, Sam Mendes And More Honored in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s List

That’s Sir Steve, Sir Sam and Dame Olivia, if you please.Director Sam Mendes, whose World War I film “1917” is causing serious Oscar buzz, is being awarded a knighthood in the latest round of honors handed out by Queen Elizabeth II. Mendes is being recognized for “services to drama” in the annual New Year’s Honors […]

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Sam Mendes, Steve McQueen among 2020 New Year honourees

Universal chairman Donna Langley, filmmaker Steven Knight also recognised.Sam Mendes, whose First World War thriller 1917 is gathering pace in awards season, is one of two Oscar-winning British filmmakers to receive a knighthood in the UK government’s 2020 New Year Honours list.Mendes (pictured at left) receives his honour for services to drama. He began his […]

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Steve McQueen, Olivia Newton-John, Sam Mendes And More Honored in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s List

That’s Sir Steve, Sir Sam and Dame Olivia, if you please.Director Sam Mendes, whose World War I film “1917” is causing serious Oscar buzz, is being awarded a knighthood in the latest round of honors handed out by Queen Elizabeth II. Mendes is being recognized for “services to drama” in the annual New Year’s Honors […]

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‘1917’: Sam Mendes’ Anti-War Movie Is More Than a One-Shot Technical Feat

After directing back-to-back Bond films “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” Sam Mendes’ agent told him, “Get off your ass and write something yourself!” And so he did, recruiting Krysty Wilson-Cairns out of his “Penny Dreadful” writing room. First they adapted Gay Talese’s “The Voyeur’s Motel,” which fell apart over rights and truthfulness issues; a second aborted project […]

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What’s Coming to Netflix in January 2020

What better way to celebrate the New Year than by settling into the couch with a Netflix marathon? Get nostalgic about the early ’00s with Hilary Duff in “A Cinderella Story,” or get inspired to cook with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in “Julie & Julia.” Both titles are headed to the streaming service early […]

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