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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 »

Wonder Woman Gets It Right

Gal Gadot wows for DC Comics: critics

(Newser) - When an American pilot falls out of the sky onto an island inhabited by female warriors, an Amazonian princess gets pulled into World War I, convinced she can stop it. It helps that she has badass fighting skills. Oh, and superpowers. Here's what critics are saying about DC Comics'... More »

Trump Gives Gore's Film a New Ending

Withdrawal from Paris accord will be added to An Inconvenient Sequel

(Newser) - Al Gore's latest climate change documentary hits theaters next month, but filmmakers have some new editing to do. That's because the final cut of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power will include President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, reports the Wrap . Mike Allen... More »

Star of Snow White Parody 'Appalled' Over Promos

Chloe Grace Moretz, others say campaign body shames blatantly

(Newser) - The bad news the magic mirror gave the Evil Queen in the original Snow White pales in comparison to the body-shaming backlash over promotions for Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs, set to debut in 2018, per People . A movie poster at Cannes showed the animated parody's main character,... More »

Too Bad No One Could Save Baywatch

'Did it have to be this inane?'

(Newser) - Apparently Baywatch should have stayed off the big screen. Though audiences appear to mildly enjoy director Seth Gordon's big-screen revamp, giving it a 62% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , critics are drowning it in bad reviews for a 19% rating. Here's what they're saying:
  • "A Baywatch movie
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Tom Cruise Confirms Top Gun 2

Maverick will be back

(Newser) - Tom Cruise has confirmed he'll be in Top Gun 2, and while there aren't many 54-year-old Navy fighter pilots in the real world, Maverick is unlikely to spend the film on desk duty. Cruise told Aussie interviewers Tuesday he'll be appearing in a sequel to 1986's... More »

After Daughter's Suicide, Director Bows Out of Justice League

Zack Snyder decided 2-week break wasn't enough

(Newser) - Upcoming superhero film Justice League is getting a new director just six months from its release date. Joss Whedon is taking the reins from Zack Snyder, the director of superhero flicks Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, who is stepping aside to cope with his daughter'... More »

Man Calls His Date 'Threat to Civilized Society,' Sues Her

Brandon Vezmar wants $17.31 back after he says woman texted during movie

(Newser) - "I am fully aware of the weirdness of this situation," Brandon Vezmar tells KVUE . The 37-year-old from Austin, Texas, filed a complaint Thursday in Travis County small-claims court against a 35-year-old Round Rock woman for $17.31—the price of the 3D movie ticket he purchased for her... More »

Alien Franchise Emerges From Its Rut

'Alien: Covenant' is 'among the better chapters'

(Newser) - A spaceship arrives on a distant planet that looks like a perfect new home for humans in Alien: Covenant. But if you know anything about Alien movies, you'll know there's only terror in store. Here's what critics are saying about the latest installment of the franchise, with... More »

7 Revelations From I Am Heath Ledger

Including actor's struggle with self-doubt

(Newser) - I Am Heath Ledger, the new documentary featuring previously unreleased home movies of the late actor, premiered on Spike TV Wednesday night. Rolling Stone , Entertainment Weekly , and USA Today round up highlights from the film:
  • He knew right away he wanted to play the lead in 10 Things I Hate
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Michael Moore Has Been Secretly Making Trump Film

He says 'Fahrenheit 11/9' will help bring president down

(Newser) - Michael Moore has been secretly making an anti-Trump documentary that he says will be powerful enough to bring down the president. The documentary, titled Fahrenheit 11/9 in reference to the day Trump's election win was confirmed, has been acquired by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the Los Angeles Times reports.... More »

Aargh: Hackers Hold New Pirates Movie for Ransom

They're threatening to release it early

(Newser) - The new Pirates of the Caribbean movie has apparently fallen into the hands of a different kind of pirate, and they're threatening to make it public unless a ransom is paid. Disney CEO Bob Iger told employees Monday that hackers have seized a Disney movie and are demanding a... More »

Guardians Is a Sequel Worth Watching

Film is funny, yet also touching: critics

(Newser) - They saved the galaxy once—but can they do it twice? Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper give it a try in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , the sequel to 2014's much-loved Marvel flick . Are critics as charmed by the playful antics of the Guardians... More »

The Circle Is a 'Missed Opportunity'

Critics find issue with everything from the editing to the characters

(Newser) - Imagine sharing every one of your conversations with the world. A young woman does this voluntarily when she finds a job with a social media corporation bent on erasing privacy in The Circle , an adaptation of Dave Eggers' 2013 novel of the same name. Critics, who give it a 20%... More »

Steve Bannon: the Hollywood Bigwig Who Wasn't?

Trump's strategist brags about his time in Tinseltown, but others' memories are murky

(Newser) - Over the past eight months, Steve Bannon has worked his way into the general US consciousness, first as an ex-Breitbart exec tapped as Trump's new campaign chief , next as a "terrifying man" who wanted to set the DC establishment ablaze, and finally, as a White House fixture . But... More »

Lost City of Z 'Is a Real Find'

It 'thrums with exotic adventure,' say critics

(Newser) - James Gray's The Lost City of Z (pronounced "zed"), adapted from the book by David Grann, tells the story of real-life explorer Percy Fawcett, who ventured into the Amazon in the early 20th century in search of a fabled lost civilization and its reported riches. According to... More »

Trolls Take Aim at Christian Bale Flick

It's set amid the Armenian genocide, which some label a 'lie'

(Newser) - Amy Schumer isn't the only star doing battle with trolls lately. About 51% of 120,000 reviews on IMDb for Christian Bale's new movie The Promise , set amid the Armenian genocide, give the movie a one-star rating out of 10—and it's likely not because of his... More »

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