On-demand video providers like Netflix, iTunes and Amazon will be required to have a fifth of their films and TV shows on offer in the European Union be Europe-made, under new proposals issued Wednesday.
The stakes in the boringly apocalyptic "X-Men: Apocalypse" couldn't be higher. Its long-entombed, ready-to-party mutant god, played by Oscar Isaac is both invincible and immortal, and he wants to control every single mind in every single human on Earth. The world's nukes are unleashed willy-nilly, though that part works out fine. It's a "just kidding!" moment of imminent global destruction.
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.
He was, perhaps, the most famous American ever charged with murder. His story saw the incendiary intertwining of numerous contemporary obsessions: sports, race, celebrity, crime, even sex. His trial lasted more than eight months and involved more than 100 witnesses, producing 45,000-plus pages of testimony, multimillion-dollar costs and books and movies too numerous to mention. But where O.J. Simpson is concerned, the best may well have been left for last.
For audiences familiar with the award-winning work of Chile's Pablo Larrain, the protean writer-director of films such as "Tony Manero," "No" and "The Club," it will come as little surprise that even one of his more conventional-sounding pictures should turn out to be anything but.
The feature directorial debut of "Hanna" and "The Night Manager" writer David Farr, "The Ones Below" is a pregnancy/parenting thriller that's indebted to Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby," but this film is its own suspenseful animal. In paying homage to the family thriller genre, it weaves references to different classic films into its own uniquely tangled web of suspicion and secrets.
An Australian man who kidnapped, drugged and raped a German backpacker was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday for an attack that has drawn comparisons to the grisly Australian horror film "Wolf Creek."
Australia's deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred with a tomato."
When Tim Burton's 2010 live-action version of "Alice in Wonderland" raked in a billion dollars there was no question that Disney would pounce on the opportunity for a sequel. Helpfully, Lewis Carroll did write a second book about Alice and her adventures in Wonderland, "Through the Looking-Glass," but it proves to be only a suggestion for the film, which arrives this weekend, to a very diminished return. It feels reverse-engineered to fit a release date, with a story that, though it takes wild liberties with the book's plot, manages to feel largely unimaginative and low-stakes.
It didn't take long for Whit Stillman to work Jane Austen into his movies. It happened in his debut, 1990's Oscar-nominated indie "Metropolitan," in a scene with a New York debutante and a Princeton freshman talking about the English author's "Mansfield Park" and its "virtuous heroine," Fannie Price.