Comedy-thriller 'Thoroughbreds' wows critics
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedy-thriller "Thoroughbreds" may star two relative newcomers and an unknown director but it arrives in U.S. movie theaters on Friday to the kind of reviews enjoyed by veterans.
Film Review: 'Thoroughbreds'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Remember the name Cory Finley. The astonishingly gifted writer-director of "Thoroughbreds" is going places, which could also be said for Olivia Cooke ("Vanity Fair") and Anya Taylor-Joy ("Split"), the two note-perfect lead actresses who star in Finley's icy psychological thriller -- a refined, upper-class riff on "Heavenly Creatures," "Fun," and the entire wicked subgenre in which two girls, perfectly harmless on their own, prove to be homicidal in one another's company. That dynamic may be familiar, but Finley's unsettling, slow-burn debut has a voice and feel all its own, heralding this dark-minded dramatist as a talent to watch.
Susan Sarandon Says Paul Newman Gave Her Part of His Salary to Ensure Equal Pay
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Susan Sarandon says Paul Newman gave her part of his salary when they worked together on the 1998 crime drama "Twilight."
The force turns out for Mark Hamill's Hollywood Walk of Fame star
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Flanked by two Storm Troopers, "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday with the enthusiasm and humility that has endeared him to fans four decades after his first turn as Luke Skywalker.
'The Sopranos' to make a comeback - in a big screen prequel
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A prequel to hit U.S. mafia drama "The Sopranos" is being developed as a movie, possibly reuniting some of television's most beloved characters, New Line Cinema said on Thursday.
UPDATE 1-'Iron Man' director Favreau to create 'Star Wars' TV series
LOS ANGELES, March 8 (Reuters) - Director Jon Favreau will write and produce a live-action "Star Wars" series for an upcoming Walt Disney Co streaming service, the company announced on Thursday, the latest in an expanding universe of new projects around the sci-fi franchise.
Fandango Survey: What Women (Filmgoers) Want
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A majority of women in a new survey by Fandango said they preferred action movies, while fewer than one in 10 said they preferred romance or romantic comedies.
'Iron Man' director Favreau to create 'Star Wars' TV series
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Favreau, director of the 'Iron Man' and 'Jungle Book' movies, will write and produce a live-action 'Star Wars' series for an upcoming Walt Disney Co streaming service, the company announced on Thursday.
Big names, high hopes for multi-racial 'Wrinkle in Time'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A month after "Black Panther" showcased black excellence in the form of a superhero movie, "A Wrinkle in Time" is hoping to do the same through a beloved American children's novel.
Film Review: 'Detective Chinatown 2'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In "Detective Chinatown 2," the louder and dumber sequel to the 2016 sleeper hit, set in Bangkok, about a buffoonish ex-cop and his genius detective sidekick, the pair takes on the Big Apple alongside an NYPD detective to solve a rash of grisly serial murders.
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