- 'Tomorrowland' nets a soft $42.7 million holiday debut
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday - 05/26/2015 - 07:41 PM
Disney's original fantasy adventure "Tomorrowland" ended up earning slightly more in its debut than Monday estimates suggested with $42.7 million across the holiday weekend. While that's within the range of what the studio and analysts predicted going into the four-day weekend, it's going to be an uphill battle for the film starring George Clooney to make up its reported $180 million production budget. Holdovers Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road" experienced modest drops in their second weekends in theaters and took the second and third place spots, while "Avengers: Age of Ultron added another $28.2 million, bringing its domestic total to $411.4 million. Fox's "Poltergeist" remake opened in fifth place with $26.3 million — slightly more than expected for horror film, which cost only $35 million to produce. The top 20 movies at U.
- The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday - 05/26/2015 - 04:00 PM
iTunes Movies U. S. charts for week ending May 25, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. American Sniper 2. Kingsman: The Secret Service 3. Fifty Shades of Grey 4. Whiplash 5. Seventh Son 6. Pitch Perfect 7. Still Alice 8. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 9. Interstellar 10. The Wedding Ringer iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent 1. Whiplash 2. Seventh Son 3.
- Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies
Kansas City Star, Monday - 05/25/2015 - 08:47 AM
Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. …
- Susan Sarandon urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit Nepal
Kansas City Star, Sunday - 05/24/2015 - 04:47 PM
Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to come to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the last month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation's vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt. …
- Refugee drama 'Dheepan' named best film at Cannes
Kansas City Star, Sunday - 05/24/2015 - 03:45 PM
French director Jacques Audiard's refugee drama "Dheepan" won the Palme d'Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday. …
- Icelandic film 'Rams' wins Cannes Un Certain Regard prize
Kansas City Star, Sunday - 05/24/2015 - 12:47 PM
"Rams," a drama set among farmers and their sheep in a remote Icelandic valley, won the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard competition on Saturday. …
- Cannes hails premiere of a bloody, stylish 'Macbeth'
Kansas City Star, Saturday - 05/23/2015 - 02:47 PM
Something wicked came the way of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday when Justin Kurzel premiered his bloody, stylish adaptation of "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. …
- CANNES WATCH: Toni Garrn sparkles in silver on red carpet
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Friday - 05/22/2015 - 02:40 PM
German model Toni Garrn brought a touch of little mermaid to the Cannes red carpet for "The Little Prince" in a sparkly, swanky silver gown that trailed elegantly to the floor, with bare shoulders and a crossover cutaway midriff. Glittering fairytale elements infused several looks at Friday's premiere of the animated film, based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic children's tale. Teenage "Twilight" actress Mackenzie Foy, who voices the central role of the Little Girl, was a picture of poised perfection in a glimmering princess-like frock. —By Jill Lawless, http://Twitter.com/JillLawless
- Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'
Miami Herald, Friday - 05/22/2015 - 12:47 PM
Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it. …
- Cannes film pays homage to late designer Oscar de la Renta
Kansas City Star, Thursday - 05/21/2015 - 12:47 PM
The spirit of Oscar de la Renta lives on every day at the Cannes Film Festival. …
- Emily Blunt lets her actions and characters do the talking
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Thursday - 05/21/2015 - 11:01 AM
Instead of having nights that celebrate women in Hollywood, we should organize programs where you pay for female writers to develop their skills. Blunt's skills are prominently on display in "Sicario," a drug war thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve that's among the films competing in Cannes for the Palme d'Or. The performance in Sicario has put Blunt among the women who have defined this year's Cannes Film Festival, from Cate Blanchett in the '50s lesbian drama Carol to Charlize Theron in the dystopian drag race Mad Max:  the reality from the FBI agents that I spoke to, there's a lot of chicks in law enforcement. The 32-year-old Blunt, who's married to actor John Krasinski, hesitated at tackling the grim, brutal tale of "Sicario" (which translates as "hitman"). Villeneuve, the Quebecois director of "Prisoners" and "Incendies," met with the British actress four week after she gave birth to her daughter. The film follows another tough warrior Blunt has played: her elite soldier of 2014's sci-fi action film "Edge of Tomorrow."
- Michael Caine has press in fits of laughter in Cannes
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 05/20/2015 - 12:47 PM
Michael Caine was in top form at a press conference for his latest film, "Youth," by Paolo Sorrentino — and had journalists in fits of laughter with his witty responses. Here are some of the highlights: …