- Margaret Whitton, star of 'Major League,' dies at 67
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 04:47 AM
Margaret Whitton, who starred as a former showgirl who became owner of the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 comedy "Major League," has died. She was 67. Whitton's producing partner, Steven …
- Disney teases 28 minutes of 'Star Wars' spinoff 'Rogue One'
Miami Herald, Saturday - 12/03/2016 - 02:47 PM
The secretive "Star Wars" spinoff movie "Rogue One" just got a little more tangible. Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled 28 minutes of footage for reporters on Friday at Skywalker Ranch, teasing …
- Don Calfa, prolific film and television actor, dead at 76
Miami Herald, Friday - 12/02/2016 - 01:46 PM
Don Calfa, the film, stage and television actor whose credits included "The Return of the Living Dead," "Weekend at Bernie's" and "Barney Miller," has died. His publicist Michael Perez tells …
- 'La La Land' named best film by New York film critics
Miami Herald, Friday - 12/02/2016 - 07:07 AM
Damien Chazelle's Los Angeles musical "La La Land" has been named best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle. The group announced their picks Thursday on …
- Sundance unveils diverse slate of competition films
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Thursday - 12/01/2016 - 08:47 AM
Jenny Slate reunites with her "Obvious Child" director in in the 90s-set "Landline," Sam Elliott plays a stoner Western film icon in "The Hero," Aubrey Plaza gets serious in "Ingrid Goes West" and Jennifer Aniston teams up with the future Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich in the Gulf War drama "The Yellow Birds" in some of the films in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. At the 2017 Festival, Lily Collins stars in the anorexia drama "To the Bone" from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" writer Marti Noxon, Jason Schwartzman reteams with his "Listen Up Philip" director Alex Ross Perry in "Golden Exits" and "Moonlight" breakout Trevante Rhodes stars alongside Alfre Woodward in "Burning Sands," about violent fraternity hazing. "From the passion and chaos of creativity, independent filmmakers make decisions to harness that energy, break new ground and tell their stories," Redford said in a statement.
- Pope chats with Scorsese, tells director he read 'Silence'
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 11/30/2016 - 10:47 PM
Pope Francis has met with director Martin Scorsese, whose new film, "Silence," about Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan, was screened this week in Rome. The Vatican says that during the …
- 'Hamilton' creator to tackle 'The Kingkiller Chronicles'
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 11/30/2016 - 09:03 AM
Lionsgate has partnered best-selling author Pat Rothfuss with composer and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda for an ambitious TV and film adaptation of the fantasy trilogy "The Kingkiller Chronicles." The film studio …
- 'Moonlight' shines brightest at Trump-focused Gotham Awards
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 11/29/2016 - 04:47 AM
The Gotham Independent Film Awards showered honors on Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" and kicked off the movie industry's awards season with a drumbeat of speeches that rejected the politics …
- Black film critics predict end of #OscarsSoWhite, say 2016 is best year ever for black people in film
Kansas City Star, Monday - 11/28/2016 - 03:00 AM
The African American Film Critics Association released a statement Monday naming 2016 the best year ever for black people in cinema. The national organization also predicted an end, albeit potentially …
- 'Moana' cruises with $81.1M Thanksgiving weekend
Kansas City Star, Sunday - 11/27/2016 - 04:47 PM
Disney's South Pacific animated tale "Moana" fell short of a "Frozen"-sized debut, but it nevertheless dominated the Thanksgiving box office with an estimated $81.1 million over the five-day weekend. The …
- Feng Xiaogang wins Golden Horse for 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday - 11/27/2016 - 02:47 AM
Veteran Chinese director Feng Xiaogang picked up the best director award for his social satire "I Am Not Madame Bovary" at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, considered the equivalent of the Oscars for Mandarin-language cinema. Best feature at Saturday's ceremony went to Zhang Dalei's "The Summer Is Gone," about a boy's summer vacation in Inner Mongolia in the early 1990s set to the backdrop of shrinking jobs at state-owned companies during a time of economic reform.
- Son reflects on dad's story depicted in 'Hacksaw Ridge'
Kansas City Star, Saturday - 11/26/2016 - 12:47 PM
Mel Gibson's new film "Hacksaw Ridge" tells the story of a World War II soldier, Desmond Doss, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for single-handedly rescuing 75 wounded soldiers. …