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‘The Snowman’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

Jo Nesbø’s 2007 novel “The Snowman” may have been a critically acclaimed best-seller, but Tomas Alfredson’s film adaptation has not impressed critics. Stars Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson could not save “The Snowman” from critical collapse. So far, reviews have been highly unfavorable for the film about detective Harry Hole (Fassbender) and recruit Katrine Bratt […]

Film Academy Won’t Be ‘Inquisitorial Court,’ Oscars President Says

The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, sent a letter today to members of the organization titled “In the Matter of H. Weinstein…and Beyond,” condemning Harvey Weinstein’s behavior and urging the need for a safer space for women in the film industry. However, he also stressed that “The Academy […]

African American Film Critics Assn. Proclaims 2017 ‘Year of the Woman’

For its ninth annual awards program, the African American Film Critics Association has proclaimed 2017 the “year of the woman in cinema.” “There is no argument that women have made a bold step forward this year in Hollywood,” said AAFCA president Gil Robertson. “The evidence demonstrated during the past year speaks for itself both in […]

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Poised to Exceed Initial Estimates With $22.8 Million Weekend

“Happy Death Day,” which picked up $1 million on Thursday night, is projected to earn another $10 million Friday, $8 million Saturday, and $4.8 million Sunday, estimates show. That puts the horror film’s cumulative opening weekend estimate at $22.8 million, a leap ahead of its initial $15 million to $20 million estimate. The plot of “Happy […]

Student Academy Awards Honors Winners From New York to China

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored the recipients of its 44th Student Academy Awards in a ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills Thursday night. Actress and director Amber Tamblyn, actor and director Andy Serkis, animator and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, and producer DeVon Franklin presented gold, silver, and bronze […]

Director Floria Sigismondi Talks David Bowie, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Fleshy’ Love and Fellini

Floria Sigismondi was quick to absorb the opera and cinema that she grew up with. “My father was a massive film buff,” she told Variety. “We watched a lot of Fellini.” The director — whose career has spanned from music videos (Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna) to film (“The Runaways”) and TV (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “American […]

TV News Roundup: ‘SMILF’ and ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Get First Trailers (Watch)

In today’s roundup, both Showtime’s “SMILF” and Netflix’s “She’s Gotta Have It” release new trailers, Starz adds cast member to “Outlander” Season 4, and more. TRAILERS Showtime has released the official poster and trailer for its new series, “SMILF.” The show, starring Frankie Shaw as Bridgette Bird and Rosie O’Donnell as her outspoken mother, will premiere Sunday, […]

Halsey ‘Really Disappointed’ in American Music Awards’ Lack of Female Nominees

Halsey reacted with both pride and discontent when the American Music Awards announced its 2017 nominees this morning. The pop singer-songwriter, whose hit song with The Chainsmokers, “Closer,” has been nominated in two categories of this year’s AMAs, expressed her dissatisfaction with the selection’s lack of female representation. “Closer” has been nominated for Collaboration of […]