Wolfgang Petersen, blockbuster filmmaker of ‘Das Boot,’ dies

Wolfgang Petersen, blockbuster filmmaker of ‘Das Boot,’ dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose World War II submarine epic “Das Boot” propelled him into a blockbuster Hollywood career that included the films “In the Line of Fire,” “Air Force One” and “The Perfect Storm,” has died. He was 81. Petersen died Friday at his home in the Los Angeles … Read more

8 Italian arthouse movies to add to your moodboard

This story originally appeared on iD Italy. Nothing is truly original and in a world oversaturated with imagery, in the creative industries and beyond, the same old cinematic references are being used and reused, chewed up and spat out with new meaning. So whether seeking inspiration for your next project or makeup look, instead of … Read more

Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ pulls into station with $30.1M

NEW YORK (AP) — The stylized action romp “Bullet Train,” starring Brad Pitt, arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the last big movie of Hollywood’s summer recovery landed in theaters. The “Bullet Train” debut for Sony Pictures was solid but unspectacular for a movie that cost $90 million … Read more

Netflix may be missing an opportunity in horror movies

A button for launching the Netflix application is seen on a remote control in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on April 25, 2019. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images There’s a big money question haunting Netflix. In recent years, the streamer has spent big on flashy, blockbuster-style action movies like “The Gray Man” … Read more

Mike Judge’s Secret Art of Satire

On March 8, 1993, “Beavis and Butt-Head” premiered on MTV. The show’s title characters—two gross, immature, violent, strangely lovable, and very American teen-agers—were like little else onscreen. Each episode involved the pair idling around their Texas town, indulging in petty acts of vandalism and moronic conversations. In between these adventures, they watched TV and made … Read more

Rebecca Hall’s 7-Minute Monologue in ‘Resurrection’ Is a Tour de Force

Show, don’t tell. Normally, that’s a cardinal rule in movie-making—at least for everyone other than Aaron Sorkin. Using copious amounts of dialogue can be seen as a narrative crutch, a missed opportunity for actors to use their bodies to tell the stories on the page. This is what can make monologues so powerful in the … Read more

Yep, my father really catfished me

And you thought your family was nuts. In “I Love My Dad,” comic Patton Oswalt plays an estranged father who makes some wildly bad decisions in his quest to reconnect with his son. While Oswalt’s previous work includes performing a song called “The Cringe” on an episode of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” that pales next to the … Read more

Diane Keaton Spills Details on Why She Has Dated So Many of Her Co-Stars

diane Keaton is sitting in the rooftop bar of one Rome’s most exclusive hotels. She is offered a glass of water but she wrinkles her nose. “I think we’ll have a real drink,” says the 76-year-old Oscar-winner before two glasses of Lillet, a French aperitif, arrive at the table. As we clink our glasses in … Read more

Pete Davidson and Co. kill

Did Mr. Sweetgreen kill Miss Uber with the meme in the TikTok? That’s the modern vibe of the new 20-something horror film “Bodies Bodies Bodies.” Sure, serial killers are scary, but not as much as being in your 20s today. Or, hell, simply being around people in their 20s. One friend suggested to me after … Read more

Warner Bros Discovery’s DC universe, streaming strategy get a reset

Leslie Grace attends Warner Bros. Premiere of “The Suicide Squad” at The Landmark Westwood on August 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Axelle/bauer-griffin | Filmmagic | Getty Images Warner Bros. Discovery is eyeing a “reset” of its DC cinematic universe and setting up a team with a 10-year plan for the franchise, taking a page … Read more