Newsweek Conversations: ‘Stranger Things’ Star Matthew Modine On New Movie ‘Miss Virginia’

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Joker Wants to Be a Movie About the Emptiness of Our Culture. Instead, It’s a Prime — and Dangerous — Example of It

It’s official. With Joker, Joaquin Phoenix is a certified graduate of the Acme Academy of Dramatic Arts. You want acting? Come and get it. Skills on display include but are not limited to leering, jeering, airhorn-style blasts of laughter timed … Read more…

Jillian Bell on Going From ‘Fat Best Friend’ to Big-Time Movie Star in ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty Subscribe to The Last Laugh on Apple Podcasts When Jillian Bell’s manager sent her the script for Brittany Runs a Marathon, she told her client, “I know you’ve been looking for something different. I … Read more…

The Week in Movie News: Guillermo del Toro Casts Cate Blanchett for Next Project, First ‘1917’ Trailer and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Cate Blanchett to star in Nightmare Alley: Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is finally preparing his follow-up to The Shape of Water, … Read more…

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise Recap, ’Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Director and Actor Commentary and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Franchise Recap of the Day This weekend sees the release of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, a spin-off of the Fast & … Read more…

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Easter Eggs, Quentin Tarantino Filmmaking Tips and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day As with any Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is full of nods to other movies and … Read more…

Today in Movie Culture: Quentin Tarantino’s Style, Keanu Reeves in ‘Scarface,’ a More Faithful ‘Lion King’ and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Filmmaker in Focus Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens this weekend, and while the filmmaker has made fewer than 10 features, there’s … Read more…

The Week in Movie News: Marvel Reveals Phase Four Slate and ‘Blade,’ ‘Halloween’ Sequels Announced and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Marvel announced MCU Phase Four titles: At Comic-Con, Marvel Studios revealed the outline for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, … Read more…

Today in Movie Culture: What Makes ‘The Lion King’ So Popular, ‘Avatar’ Yields to ‘Avenger: Endgame’ and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Video Essay of the Day Disney’s remake of The Lion King broke box office records over the weekend, meaning the two versions of the movie … Read more…

‘Avengers: Endgame’ just beat ‘Avatar’ at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time

In spite of its stunning opening weekend haul, it seemed like Avengers: Endgame might not be able to dethrone Avatar and become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Marvel a few weeks ago re-released the film with bonus material, but … Read more…

Today in Movie Culture: Alligator Experts Discuss ‘Crawl,’ The Hidden Message of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Experts of the Day Crawl is now in theaters and garnering terrific reviews. But how realistic is the new disaster horror movie? Two handlers from … Read more…

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Toy Story 4’ VFX Breakdown, ‘Midsommar’ Toys, Overthinking ‘The Lion King’ and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Breakdown of the Day Pixar has outdone themselves with Toy Story 4, in which the characters are so detailed they almost look real. Animation … Read more…