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This Could Be Michael Caine's Last Film

90-year-old actor says he's 'sort of' retired, 'can't walk properly'

(Newser) - Michael Caine appeared in his first movie three years after Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. Nearly seven decades later, The Great Escaper might very well be his last. "I am bloody 90 now, and I can't walk properly," the British actor tells the Telegraph . "I sort...

Protesters Strip, Disrupt Woody Allen Premiere
Not Everyone Was Happy
at Woody Allen Premiere
the rundown

Not Everyone Was Happy at Woody Allen Premiere

Protesters scuffled with cops, slammed organizers for featuring directors accused of sexual abuse

(Newser) - There was chaos on the red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on Monday as protesters scuffled with police while shouting "Abusers!" and "No rape culture!" The Italian film festival is premiering new films by three directors accused of sexual misconduct: Woody Allen, Roman...

Taylor Swift Is Now Plugging a Concert Film
'Exorswift' Isn't
Happening, People

'Exorswift' Isn't Happening, People

New 'Exorcist' film moves opening date so it won't conflict with Taylor Swift's Oct. 13 concert tour flick

(Newser) - If you were hoping for another "Barbenheimer," you're not getting it. Friday the 13th (of October) was set to be the release date for both The Exorcist: Believer and for Taylor Swift's concert film about her Eras Tour. Now, however, Universal, the distributor for the horror...

Hollywood Strikes Now Delaying Film Releases

'Dune: Part Two' pushed from November to March

(Newser) - The sequel to 2021's Dune has become a casualty of the actors' and writers' strikes, with a release date now pushed way back. Dune: Part Two—directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, and Zendaya—was initially slated to be released Nov. 3. That means...

For One Day Only, Movie Tickets Will Be $4

National Cinema Day is on Aug. 27

(Newser) - Still haven't seen Barbie or Oppenheimer? This Sunday, you'll be able to catch up for $4 a ticket in movie theaters nationwide. Theater owners announced Monday that the second annual National Cinema Day will be held Aug. 27. For one day, all movies—in all formats and at...

Bradley Cooper's Prosthetic Nose Doesn't Go Over Well

Critics say prosthesis used in Leonard Bernstein biopic is antisemitic

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Netflix dropped a trailer for Maestro, a biopic about West Side Story conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein that's headed to theaters on Nov. 22 and to the streaming platform the following month. Netflix plugs the film as a "towering and fearless love story" and "a...

The 'Barbenheimer' Memes Were Fun—Until They Weren't

Warner Bros. apologizes for atomic bomb-themed mashups for 'Barbie,' 'Oppenheimer' movies

(Newser) - The "biggest movie weekend in years" last month was thanks to the phenomenon known as "Barbenheimer"—the opening of both Barbie and Oppenheimer, two completely different films that sparked a slew of memes referencing their unlikely odd bond. Some of those memes, however, have irked the netizens...

Oppenheimer Viewer Spots Historical Error
Oppenheimer Viewer
Spots Historical Error

Oppenheimer Viewer Spots Historical Error

It involves the American flag; another controversy brews over scene featuring Hindu scripture

(Newser) - It's a fleeting moment in a three-hour-long movie . But it's a scene that will have Oppenheimer's historical consultants cringing along with the armchair historians who pointed it out. As CNN reports, viewers of the film depicting J. Robert Oppenheimer's life have spotted an error in a...

Haunted Mansion : a Disney Cash-In Without Heart
Haunted Mansion:
a Disney Cash-In
Without Heart

Haunted Mansion: a Disney Cash-In Without Heart

It 'ultimately exists to sell more tickets to Disney World,' writes one critic

(Newser) - Inspired by Disney's theme-park attraction of the same name, Haunted Mansion , a remake of the 2003 film starring Eddie Murphy, sees a single mother (Rosario Dawson) take ownership of a home occupied by various ghosts, which she attempts to banish with help from a medium (Tiffany Haddish), a priest...

What Critics Are Saying About Oppenheimer
What Critics Are Saying
About Oppenheimer

What Critics Are Saying About Oppenheimer

It's 'a new film classic,' with standout performances from a few

(Newser) - You may know of J. Robert Oppenheimer as the father of the atomic bomb. But that's only one part of the theoretical physicist's story, told in an epic way in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer , out Friday. Based on Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherman's 2005 biography American ...

What Critics Are Saying About Barbie
What Critics Are
Saying About Barbie

What Critics Are Saying About Barbie

It's 'sparklingly original summer entertainment' and 'a feast for the eyes and ears'

(Newser) - For Stereotypical Barbie (Margot Robbie), every day in Barbie Land is perfect, with the many Barbie versions living in matriarchal harmony. Then her continually arched feet go flat and she starts having thoughts about death. That sets her on a path to the Real World, where she learns that, unlike...

'Offending Image' Keeps Barbie Out of Vietnam

Nation takes issue with map seen in film that shows China's claims to South China Sea territory

(Newser) - Greta Gerwig's Barbie may be one of the most-anticipated movies of the summer, but some Southeast Asia residents awaiting its debut will now have to travel over the border to see it. Reuters reports that the film starring Margot Robbie in the title role and Ryan Gosling as sidekick...

For Ford's Indy, a 'Satisfying Goodbye'
For Ford's Indy,
a 'Satisfying Goodbye'

For Ford's Indy, a 'Satisfying Goodbye'

At 80, this 'top-notch action hero' can still 'run away with a movie'

(Newser) - For the fifth and apparently final time, Harrison Ford cracks the whip as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny , which jumps across time, following the iconic adventure hero as he chases a time-shifting artifact. At times digitally de-aged, Ford's Indy still manages to wow critics....

Don't Let Turner Classic Movies Slip Away
Don't Let Turner
Classic Movies Slip Away

Don't Let Turner Classic Movies Slip Away

Maureen Dowd puts in her plea to save the cable network and its films, a 'great expander of horizons'

(Newser) - The Turner Classic Movies channel is currently in "turmoil" and what will happen next remains unclear after a house cleaning under David Zaslav, the CEO of parent company Warner Bros. Discovery. Writing for the New York Times , Maureen Dowd makes a plea to "save Turner Classic Movies,"...

The Teen Sex Comedy Is Back
The Teen Sex Comedy Is Back

The Teen Sex Comedy Is Back

Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Barth Feldman pair well in flick offering 'new twists' to the genre

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence says she's never read a funnier screenplay than the one for No Hard Feelings , Gene Stupnitsky's new R-rated comedy in which she stars as a broke woman who agrees to date an awkward and naive 19-year-old piano prodigy (Andrew Barth Feldman's character, Percy) in exchange...

Middle East Cinemas Drop New Spider-Man Movie

One scene in 'Across the Spider-Verse' shows a 'Protect Trans Kids' poster

(Newser) - The new blockbuster movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was abruptly removed from cinema listings in more than a dozen Muslim-majority countries without explanation, apparently over the inclusion of a blink-and-you-miss-it transgender poster in the background of one frame, the AP reports. No explicit bans of the film were announced, but...

The Flash Premieres Amid Hype and Controversy

The new DC movie could net up to $85M opening weekend

(Newser) - After years of controversial and sometimes troubling news about star Ezra Miller and upheaval in the DC Extended Universe, The Flash premiered Monday in Hollywood, reports CNBC . Miller, largely absent during promotional tours for the movie, attended the premiere after earlier thanking director James Gunn and DC execs for their...

Crew Hurt as Gladiator II Set Is 'Plunged Into Chaos'

6 receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries on sequel set in Morocco

(Newser) - Paramount Pictures says that multiple crew members were injured Wednesday in Morocco on the set of the Gladiator sequel, after a stunt went awry. "While filming a planned stunt sequence ... an accident occurred during which several crew members experienced non-life-threatening injuries," a spokesperson for the studio says in...

Actors 'Lock Elbows' in Big Move Against Studios

SAG-AFTRA union members overwhelmingly vote for strike if deal isn't reached by June 30

(Newser) - As writers in Hollywood remain on strike , it now looks like another group may soon join them. Members of the SAG-AFTRA union, which represents 160,000-plus movie and TV actors and other performers, voted Monday evening to authorize a strike if an acceptable new contract isn't reached with studios...

It's 'the Rare Sequel That Dazzles as Much as the Original'
New Spider-Man Flick
a 'Classic' That 'Dazzles'

New Spider-Man Flick a 'Classic' That 'Dazzles'

Artful 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' wins over audiences, critics alike

(Newser) - Expectations for the follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse were sky high, as evidenced by moviegoers flocking to theaters Thursday. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse had "the second best preview night ever for an animated movie" pulling in $16 million from 3,562 theaters, per Deadline . And audiences were not...

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