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Issa Rae on Her On-Screen Romances: ‘There Are People Who Don’t Procreate With Just White People’

Issa Rae co-stars in two romantic movies with leading men of color this year: “The Photograph,” a drama with Lakeith Stanfield, and the upcoming rom-com “The Lovebirds” with Kumail Nanjiani. Rae said the former — written and directed by Stella Meghie — echoes the nostalgia of one of her favorite films centered on black love, […]

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Women Directed Record 12% of Top 100-Grossing Films in 2019, Study Finds

A record 10.6% of the directors of 2019’s top 100-grossing movies were women, directing 12% of Hollywood’s biggest hits last year, according to the latest study by Stacy L. Smith and USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.That’s the best gender representation since Smith and her team began studying the prevalence of female directors in 2007 — though […]

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‘Deep Water’: Lil Rel Howery, Jacob Elordi & Dash Mihok Among Cast To Join Ben Affleck & Ana De Armas In Adrian Lyne Thriller, Cameras Roll

Exclusive: Filming is underway on Deep Water, the first movie from Indecent Proposal and Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne in almost two decades. Among cast joining Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts and Rachel Blanchard are Dash Mihok (Ray Donovan), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Booth), Kristen Connolly (House Of […]

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Producer Will Packer on ‘Little’ and What Sold Him on Marsai Martin’s Original Pitch

From director Tina Gordon and producer Will Packer, the comedy Little follows highly successful tech mogul Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall), who lives the glamorous life, but is a nightmare boss with a management style that sends people running. One morning, Jordan wakes up and finds that she’s suddenly trapped in the awkward 13-year-old version of […]

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‘Shazam!’ #1 for Second Weekend as ‘Little’ Tops ‘Hellboy’ to Lead Newcomers

After four straight weekends featuring a new #1 film at the weekend box office, Warner Bros.’s Shazam! took the crown for a second weekend in a row, topping a flurry of newcomers that delivered varying returns. Universal’s Little secured the runner-up position, out-performing Lionsgate and Summit’s Hellboy, which struggled amidst a flurry of negative reviews […]

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Box Office: ‘Hellboy’ Powers to $1.4 Million on Thursday Night

Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” remake launched to $1.4 million at 2,700 North American locations on Thursday night.The number compares favorably with 2017’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” which scored $1 million in previews and opened with $13.6 million.Universal’s body-swap comedy “Little” opened with $735,000 at 2,200 sites during Thursday previews.“Shazam!” will probably repeat as the box office […]

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‘Shazam!’ Poised for Second Weekend at #1, Topping ‘Hellboy’ & ‘Little’

This weekend sees four new wide releases hitting theaters, though it will be WB’s Shazam! enjoying a second go round as the weekend’s number one film. As for the week’s new releases, look for Hellboy and Little in what could be a tight race for runner-up position, while Laika’s latest, Missing Link, vies for a […]

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‘Hellboy’ Battles ‘Shazam!’ at Weekend Box Office

It’s about to get crowded at multiplexes.That’s because four movies — Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” remake, Universal’s comedy “Little,” Laika’s stop-motion animation “Missing Link” and Aviron’s romantic drama “After” — are all opening nationwide. The quartet of films joins an already packed box office marquee that includes last week’s champ “Shazam!” and Paramount’s horror pic “Pet Sematary.”Unless […]

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‘Little’ Review: Marsai Martin’s Big Performance Almost Saves a Very Stunted Comedy

The word on Tina Gordon’s “Little,” a slapdash modern inversion of “Big,” is that “Black-ish” star Marsai Martin came up with the idea for the movie when she was only 10 years old, and became the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history when the thing actually went into production a few years later. That’s a […]

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Issa Rae Joins ‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin In ‘Little’ From Universal & Will Packer Productions

Insecure creator and star Issa Rae has signed on for Universal Pictures’ comedy Little, starring Marsai Martin (Black-ish), who came up with the idea for the film. Tina Gordon is on board to direct the pic with Will Packer producing via his eponymous Universal-based production company. Camilla Blackett (ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat) wrote the […]

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