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Daniel Craig Is 'Genius' in Logan Lucky

'It's like we're seeing him for the first time,' says one critic

(Newser) - Before he returns to the screen as James Bond , Daniel Craig can be seen in Logan Lucky alongside a star-studded cast of Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Katherine Waterston, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, and more. The film follows three Logan siblings from West Virginia as they attempt to rob... More »

Emma Stone Had a Really Good Year

She tops the Forbes list of highest-paid actresses

(Newser) - It wasn't just her Best Actress Oscar that made the last year a good one for Emma Stone. She also took home more money than at any other point in her career, becoming the highest-paid actress in Hollywood based on pre-tax earnings between June 2016 and June 2017, per... More »

Love Movies at the Theater? There's a New Plan for You

MoviePass plan for $10 a month gets you a daily showing at nearly any US theater

(Newser) - If all the movies you can watch at home for one low price per month isn't enough, a Netflix co-founder has another proposal: a movie a day at actual movie theaters for one low price per month. That's the idea behind Mitch Lowe's startup company MoviePass, which... More »

The Star of the Next Bond Film Is Familiar

Daniel Craig will return one final time

(Newser) - Daniel Craig has apparently had a change of heart. After once saying he'd rather die than reprise his role as 007, the actor told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday he will play James Bond on screen one final time. In fact, "I can't wait," Craig announced on... More »

Tom Cruise Leaps to Building, Doesn't Quite Make It

Video shows him limping, but whether he was injured is unclear

(Newser) - A video taken on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. The video was published Sunday by TMZ . It captures a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side, and then crawling over the top and running... More »

Annabelle: Creation Might Just 'Scare Your Pants Off'

' The Conjuring' spinoff includes 'blood-curdling' third act

(Newser) - The creepy doll that frightened in The Conjuring (2013) and Annabelle (2014) is back in a prequel to a prequel, in which viewers meet the toy maker who created her. When tragedy strikes, Annabelle is locked away in a room in his California home—until curious orphans discover her. Critics... More »

'Imperfect' Detroit Makes for 'Urgent Viewing'

Expect 'stomach-churning horror'

(Newser) - Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit tells the story of a black singer who takes refuge in a dingy motel to escape the 1967 Motor City riots. Based on real events, the film reunites Bigelow with screenwriter Mark Boal, both of the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker. It's got a strong... More »

Action Fans Will Drool Over Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron is a 'stone-cold badass'

(Newser) - An MI6 spy travels to 1989 Berlin to track down a list naming every undercover agent in the city in David Leitch's Atomic Blonde , based on the graphic novel series The Coldest City by Antony Johnston, Sam Hart, and Steven Perkins. Violence, sex, and more violence ensues. Here's... More »

Dunkirk Tops Box Office With $50.5M Opening

Comedy 'Girls Trip' also defied expectations this weekend

(Newser) - It's victory for Dunkirk at the box office this weekend. Studios on Sunday say the Christopher Nolan World War II epic earned an estimated $50.5 million to top the charts, with $11.7 million of that coming from IMAX screens (and it's already a darling among critics).... More »

Planet of the Apes Trilogy Delivers 'Epic' Finale

It's 'the summer's best sequel,' says one critic

(Newser) - The most recent Planet of the Apes trilogy started with a bang . It's going out the same way. Critics are raving about War for the Planet of the Apes , directed and co-written by Matt Reeves; it currently has an impressive 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they'... More »

Netflix Film About Anorexia Sparks Debate

Some say 'To the Bone' is important, others call it harmful

(Newser) - Director Marti Noxon has been open about her past struggles with eating disorders and says she hopes her new film starring Lily Collins as Ellen, a young woman suffering from anorexia, will "serve as a conversation starter about an issue that's too often clouded by secrecy and misconceptions,... More »

Tarantino's Next Movie May Be His Most Controversial

Rumored film about Manson murders labeled 'disgusting'

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino may have found his next movie, one that's already proving controversial despite scarce details. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Tarantino has written and will direct "a unique take" on the murders carried out by Charles Manson and his followers in the 1960s. Details of the script... More »

'Nearly Unprecedented' Move for Clint Eastwood's Next Film

Director casts real-life heroes who stopped 2015 Paris train attack to play themselves

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood's Sully was called "electrifying," and the next movie on his directing roster is promising to be another heart-stopper—and headline-grabbing, thanks to an unusual move he made in casting it. The upcoming film is called The 15:17 to Paris, which documents the 2015 terrorist... More »

Teenage Spider-Man Is a Giant Hit

'Homecoming' rakes in $117M in debut weekend

(Newser) - Spider-Man: Homecoming opened with an estimated $117 million in North America, marking one of the summer's biggest debuts, per the AP . The better-than-expected result showed that moviegoers don't necessarily have franchise fatigue, if the new installment is good enough. The well-received Homecoming kicks off the third Spider-Man iteration... More »

A 'High Point' in Summer Movies: Spider-Man

Tom Holland's Peter Parker gets high praise from critics

(Newser) - Critics had high hopes for Tom Holland's Spider-Man after an appearance in last year's Captain America: Civil War. But can he handle a movie all his own? Apparently, yes. Critics have given Spider-Man: Homecoming a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , noting sometimes basic is just better. More:
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You Should Probably See Baby Driver

'One of the most entertaining thrill rides of this year, this decade. This century'

(Newser) - With a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , it's safe to say that Baby Driver was worth the many years director Edgar Wright put into crafting it. The film focuses on the best getaway driver in Atlanta, who goes by Baby, and happens to want to leave his life of... More »

Actor's Real-Life Love Story Shines on Screen

Kumail Nanjiani stars as himself in 'The Big Sick'

(Newser) - Kumail Nanjiani has appeared in plenty of movies and TV shows, but his latest project finds him for the first time as both main character and the actor playing him. Nanjiani stars in The Big Sick , which tells the true story of how the Pakistan-born Muslim courted his wife, a... More »

Heading to See Rough Night? Expect Just That

It's 'excruciating,' says one critic

(Newser) - A mostly female cast gathers for director Lucia Aniello's Rough Night , which reveals just how bad a bachelorette weekend with college friends can get, especially when male strippers are involved. If this plot seems a bit tired to you, you're not alone. The movie has a lackluster approval... More »

Surprise Entry Makes Cut of Century's 25 Best Films

'40-Year-Old Virgin' cracks the NYT list; 'There Will Be Blood' is No. 1

(Newser) - The century is but 17 years old, but that's enough time for some terrific movies to have emerged. At the New York Times , film critics AO Scott and Manohla Dargis run down the 25 best films of the century so far. One notable entry: Judd Apatow's The 40-Year-Old ... More »

Universal Kicks Off New Franchise With a Bomb

The Mummy is 'a monster fail,' say critics

(Newser) - The Mummy marks a return to the past and a nod to the future for Universal: Taking inspiration from its 1932 and 1999 films of the same name, it's the first installment of a new "Dark Universe" franchise that is set to include flicks like Jekyll & Hyde ... More »

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