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Stream of the Day: ‘Colossal,’ Now on Hulu, Is a Monster Movie That Understands Our Confusing Times

With readers turning to their home viewing options more than ever during the coronavirus outbreak, this daily feature provides one new movie each day worth checking out on a major streaming platform.Monster movies have endured in part because they provide a template for tapping into the anxieties of the moment. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” […]

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Film News Roundup: David Strathairn Joins Bradley Cooper in Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’

In today’s film news roundup, David Straithairn gets cast as an alcoholic, “Parasite” gets a beer and the Other Israel Film Festival sets its opener and closer. Casting David Strathairn is joining Bradley Cooper in Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the film noir “Nightmare Alley” for Fox Searchlight. The production is an adaptation of the […]

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Hollywood Takes on Italy’s Vacation-Heavy Summer Season With Blockbusters

With upcoming movies such as “Toy Story 4,” “Men in Black: International” and “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” Hollywood studios are finally taking the plunge this year and slotting their blockbusters in Italian cinemas during the summer, a time when residents traditionally hit the beach en masse.For decades, the studios withheld their films […]

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Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International,’ ‘Shaft’ Add to Summer Sequel Slump

As “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft” join the growing list of under-performing sequels this summer — an ignominious group that includes “Dark Phoenix” and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” — worries of franchise fatigue are beginning to simmer in Hollywood.“Franchises that don’t up the ante or bring anything new into the fold are suffering […]

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‘Aladdin’ fends off ‘Godzilla: King Of Monsters’, ‘Secret Life Of Pets 2’ at UK box office

Aladdin only drops 15%, while Godzilla sequel posts underwhelming £2.3m opening weekend.DisneyFollowing its £5.7m opening weekend, Aladdin impressed again this time out, dropping a slender 15% with £4.9m, a result that belied the good weather in the UK. That figure was enough to see it hold onto the number one spot despite challenges from Universal’s […]

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‘Godzilla’ Sequel is Box Office King; ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Ma’ Top Expectations

WB’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the king of the weekend box office, though doing so at the lower end of studio expectations. Meanwhile, both Paramount’s Rocketman and Universal and Blumhouse’s Ma topped studio expectations, the latter of which doing so on a small, $5 million budget. Overall, the weekend saw the top twelve […]

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