Ezra Miller scandals put pressure on Warner Bros to address grooming claims

Ezra Miller scandals put pressure on Warner Bros to address grooming claims

It’s time for Warner Bros. Discovery to talk about Ezra Miller, according to crisis management experts. The actor, who portrays superhero The Flash in the studio’s DC Extended Universe, including in an upcoming big-budget film, has come under scrutiny in recent months for a pattern of disturbing behavior and allegations of misconduct. Miller, 29, made … Read more

How retirees gamed the lottery

How retirees gamed the lottery

Like they say, go big or go home. In 2003, a retired Midwestern couple in their 60s chose the former by winning millions after discovering — and exploiting — a legal loophole in a lottery game sold across the United States. They are Jerry and Marge Selbee of Evart, Michigan. Together with their friends and … Read more

Book Breakdown – Galaxy: The Prettiest Star Rises Up All the Way

Book Breakdown – Galaxy: The Prettiest Star Rises Up All the Way

Galaxy: The Prettiest Star by Jadzia Axelrod and Jess Taylor is one of those graphic novels that stays with you a long time after you finish the last panel. It’s an emotional tale that resonates with anyone who’s ever felt uncomfortable in their own skin. It’s a gorgeous allegory for the transgender experience. It’s a … Read more

Review: Sorry, Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ is a buzzkill

Review: Sorry, Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ is a buzzkill

“In 1995, Andy got a toy from his favorite movie. This is that movie.” Just begins “Lightyear,” a new Pixar release that takes a meta approach to the animation studio’s flagship franchise. It isn’t a prequel to “Toy Story,” exactly, but instead presents the movie that inspired Buzz Lightyear toys in the first place. It’s … Read more

Philip Baker Hall, of ‘Hard Eight,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ dies at 90

Philip Baker Hall, of ‘Hard Eight,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Baker Hall, the prolific character actor of film and theater who starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s first movies and who memorably hunted down a long-overdue library book in “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 90. Holly Wolfle Hall, the actor’s wife of nearly 40 years, on Monday said Hall died Sunday … Read more

Maverick’ Might Pass $1 Billion

Maverick’ Might Pass  Billion

Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Paramoun and Skydance In holdover news, the big story was again the remarkable legs shown by Skydance and Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick. It earned $50 million in its third domestic weekend, dropping just 44% for a $393 million 17-day total. That essentially ties it with Rain Man ($172 million … Read more

Hollywood Heavyweights Take a Stand Against Guns on Film After Bill Maher Criticism

Hollywood Heavyweights Take a Stand Against Guns on Film After Bill Maher Criticism

Nearly 200 writers, actors and directors have signed a petition calling for Hollywood to “harness their power as culture makers” and reconsider how they portray gun use in film. The petition, reported by the newsletter The Ankler, urges the industry to limit scenes involving children and guns and to explicitly show first characters locking their … Read more

Top secrets of the Spielberg classic revealed

Top secrets of the Spielberg classic revealed

This Saturday, “ET the Extra-Terrestrial” turns 40. But the iconic alien doesn’t look a day over 10 million — his approximate age in a novelization of the 1982 film. Steven Spielberg’s family drama, in which a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas) finds a lost alien in his yard, was an instant classic. It made … Read more

Critics call blockbuster ‘worst’ in franchise

Critics call blockbuster ‘worst’ in franchise

Still from Universal Studio’s “Jurassic World: Dominion” NBCUniversal “Jurassic World: Dominion” may score to top spot at the domestic box office this weekend, but lackluster reviews and word-of-mouth could stall its potential haul. “Inevitably, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ will make a fortune worldwide, since these films always do,” wrote Robbie Collin in his review of the … Read more

‘Crimes of the Future’ is the year’s most shocking movie

‘Crimes of the Future’ is the year’s most shocking movie

At Thursday night’s New York premiere of “Crimes of the Future,” controversial director David Cronenberg issued an ominous warning: “Maybe we’ll see you at the end.” movie review Running time: 107 minutes. Rated R (strong disturbing violent content and grisly images, graphic nudity and some language.) In theaters. “Maybe” is right. His latest shocking movie … Read more