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Can ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ Rise to the Heights of Its Predecessors?

The year will soon be coming to a close, but not before Disney and Star Wars have their say as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuts this weekend, sights set on a strong debut, though it does have some high quality competition in the family sector with Jumanji: The Next Level entering its second […]

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Keith Thomas to Direct ‘Firestarter’ Reboot for Universal and Blumhouse

Keith Thomas will direct Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Productions adaptation of Stephen King’s classic sci-fi thriller novel “Firestarter,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.Screenwriter Scott Teems (“Halloween Kills”) is adapting. Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman will produce. Martha De Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 adaptation […]

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‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Bombshell’ Soar, Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ Drags

This pre-Christmas weekend often launches awards contenders into limited release ahead of wider audience attention. Both “Uncut Gems” (A24) and “Bombshell” (Lionsgate) gambled and won, clicking with strong New York/Los Angeles performances.On the other hand, Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life” (Fox Searchlight), though never expected to have the same potential, fell far short of its […]

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Megyn Kelly Says ‘Bombshell’ Was ‘Incredibly Emotional,’ but ‘I Have Nothing to Do With This Film’

Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has finally seen “Bombshell,” the Jay Roach-directed film about her experiences with disgraced, late Fox News CEO and Chairman Roger Ailes. She’s played in the film by Charlize Theron, who’s poised for a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for a striking turn that’s about more than just an uncanny […]

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Jay Roach Says the Point of ‘Bombshell,’ Despite Focus on Fox News, Is a Nonpartisan Issue

When your movie is focused on the 2016 downfall of Fox News CEO and chairman Roger Ailes in the wake of a damning sexual harassment scandal, you’re going to get criticism from both ends of the political criticism because your target is, in fact, Fox. Such is the case with director Jay Roach’s “Bombshell,” written […]

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Aacta International Awards Nominations Favor ‘The Irishman’

Netflix’s “The Irishman” garnered the most nominations for the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Awards. It picked up six nods, ahead of five for “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” and the four each for “Joker,” “Bombshell,” and “Parasite.”Aacta’s international awards seek to “(honor) the best achievements in film excellence, regardless of […]

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‘Bombshell’ Review: When You Have Nothing Substantial to Say about #MeToo or Fox News

The premise of Bombshell should be a combustible mix. You have the setting of Fox News—a place where the only injustices that can ever happen are against rich, white men—running up against the #MeToo movement. Unfortunately, director Jay Roach and screenwriter Charles Randolph don’t seem to have anything to say about Fox News as an […]

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‘Bombshell’ Review: Charlize Theron’s Megyn Kelly Is the Best Part of a Cartoonish Fox News Satire

For the large segment of Americans who revile Fox News and the state-media mentality it represents, the prospects of wandering the network’s interiors might sound more than a little unpleasant. However, it only takes a few minutes of “Bombshell” for Charlize Theron to invite us in. Breaking the fourth wall as former anchor-turned-2016-Trump-foe Megyn Kelly, […]

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‘Bombshell’: A Strong Cast (And Quality Prosthetics) Only Scratches The Surface Of This Sexual Harassment Scandal [Review]

“Sushi is not a liberal food.”“Ask yourself what would scare your grandmother and piss off your grandfather. That’s a Fox story.”“I’m not a feminist, I’m a lawyer.”These are just a few of the comically trigger-inducing character lines you will hear in “Bombshell,” Jay Roach’s fast-paced probe into the bowels of Fox News and the sexual […]

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