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Netflix Film Publicity Vice President Julie Fontaine Stepping Down (Exclusive)

Veteran Hollywood communications executive Julie Fontaine is exiting her post at Netflix, insiders told Variety.Fontaine joined the streamer in 2017 as vice president of film publicity, where she worked closely with a group of executives including motion picture head Scott Stuber, indie film and documentary head Lisa Nishimura, vice president Tendo Nagenda, and awards and […]

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Netflix Sets Ensemble for Untitled Thriller Starring Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis (Exclusive)

Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond and Emma Nelson are joining Sandra Bullock and Viola Davis in an untitled Netflix thriller from Graham King.Aisling Franciosi and Rob Morgan are also on board to star. Nora Fingscheidt will direct from a script by “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” helmer Christopher McQuarrie. King will produce for […]

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Amid sombre Golden Globes speeches, host Ricky Gervais draws gasps with Harvey Weinstein remark

‘Women, when its time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest.’Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais snuck in a reference to Harvey Weinstein towards the end of Sunday’s (January 5) show that continued his theme of calling out Hollywood hypocrisy.“Our next presenter starred in Netflix’s Bird Box – a movie where people survive by […]

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Trent Reznor Slams ‘Bird Box’: Scoring Movie Was a ‘F*cking Waste of Time’

It was just one year ago that “Bird Box” was the biggest movie sensation around the world. The Netflix thriller, directed by Emmy winner Susanne Bier and starring Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes, debuted December 14, 2018 on the streaming platform and exploded into the pop culture zeitgeist over the holidays thanks to word of […]

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The film quiz of the year: do you know your Green Book from your Cats?

Whether you like arthouse, the multiplex or streaming on your smartphone, this quiz is for youIn January, a Us teenager in Utah caused a highway collision while driving blindfold – she was taking a challenge, inspired by which movie?Eyes Wide ShutBird BoxThe Blind SideCrashAccording to Sight and Sound magazine, what was the best film of […]

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With ‘The Irishman,’ Netflix Looks to Catch Up on Studio Oscar Tally

Netflix keeps getting news that helps it bolster the case that spending $175 million on “The Irishman,” its 209 minute-long Martin Scorsese-helmed mob epic, wasn’t an erroneous decision.Last Tuesday, Netflix announced that 26.4 million accounts globally streamed “The Irishman” (Nov. 1 theatrical release; Nov. 27 Netflix release), over the first 7 days on the platform.Twenty-six […]

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‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Roma’ and ‘Us’ Lead Golden Trailer Awards Nominations

If you thought that moment from the first trailer for “A Star Is Born” where Lady Gaga bellows the breakdown of “Shallow” was incredible, you’re not alone. That trailer, in particular, helped to lead “A Star Is Born” in nominations at the 20th annual Golden Trailer AwardsThe 20th annual awards ceremony, which honors marketing executives […]

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The Under-$50 Million Movie Is Endangered. Three Distributors are Fighting to Save It.

As studios double down on franchises, sequels, comic books, and events that pull audiences into bigger-better-brighter cinemas, movies that cost less than $50 million look like an endangered species. Studios already find it tough to justify risky, original dramas — like F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which cost $28 million and grossed $206 million […]

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‘Bird Box’ Honest Trailer: Netflix Canceled a Blind Superhero Show for This?

Netflix famously canceled Daredevil, the Marvel series about a blind superhero. But they went ahead and produced the adaptation of Josh Malerman’s novel Bird Box. Apparently it had a better chance of survival for those without the ability to see. The result was a more grisly, less subtle, subpar retread of A Quiet Place, and […]

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