‘Blonde’ Director Says His Movie Didn’t Exploit Marilyn Monroe: ‘She’s Dead’

Andrew Dominik has no regrets about creating one of the year’s most polarizing films. During an appearance at Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival over the weekend, the Australian filmmaker addressed the heated backlash that ensued following the fall release of “Blonde,” his Marilyn Monroe biopic. Noting that American viewers had mostly “hated” the … Read more

Fan buying famed ‘Goonies’ house in Oregon, listed for $1.7M

ASTORIA, Ore. — The listing agent for the Victorian home featured in the “The Goonies” film in Astoria, Oregon, said this week the likely new owner is a fan of the classic coming-of-age movie about friendships and treasure hunting, and he promises to preserve and protect the landmark. The 1896 home with sweeping views of … Read more

‘Violent Night’ attacked the box office on its opening night

“Violent Night” savagely attacked the box office on Friday and brought in nearly $4.9 million on its opening night, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo. It stars “Stranger Things’” David Harbour as Santa and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’s” Beverly D’Angelo as a tough-as-nails CEO and grandmother. The character is “an uber wealthy, matriarchal badass,” D’Angelo … Read more

A haunting ghost story in ‘The Eternal Daughter’

A gentle and mournful spell is cast by Joanna Hogg’s “The Eternal Daughter,” a ghost story where memory is manifested — visited, intruded upon and, finally, made to glow. The film begins, enchantingly, with fog drifting through barren tree branches and a white taxi winding through a country road. The gothic mood is immediately cozily … Read more

Jim Parsons And Ben Aldridge Reflect On The Real-Life Love Story Behind ‘Spoiler Alert’

After appearing in the seminal queer dramas “The Normal Heart” and “The Boys in the Band,” Jim Parsons was eager to play a character who wasn’t “suffering at the hands of his homosexuality.” The “Big Bang Theory” star found the role he was looking for in “Spoiler Alert,” the movie adaptation of Michael Ausiello’s 2017 … Read more

James Cameron Weighs In On When To Pee During His Lengthy ‘Avatar’ Sequel

“Avatar” director James Cameron isn’t holding back on how long moviegoers should be holding it in during his three-hour-plus sequel to his 2009 sci-fi epic. Cameron, whose previous “Avatar” movie is the highest-grossing film of all time, weighed in on the length of his upcoming movie “Avatar: The Way of Water” during an interview with … Read more

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ trailer: Gamora’s return stuns Marvel fans

Zoe Saldaña’s remarkable return to the Marvel universe is leaving some fans perplexed. The trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” dropped Thursday — and Saldaña’s Gamora appears alongside franchise alumni Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff. The flick is due out in theaters May 5. Saldaña’s presence stunned some in the fandom … Read more

Julia Reichert, Oscar-winning documentarian, dies at 76

Julia Reichert, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker behind “American Factory” whose films explored themes of race, class and gender, often in the Midwest, has died. She was 76. She died Thursday night in Ohio from cancer, her family said Friday through a representative. She was diagnosed with stage four urothelial cancer in April 2018. Often called … Read more

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Returns to Theaters. Here’s When and Where You Can Watch it in the Chicago Area

“It’s a Wonderful Life” may be coming to a theatre near you. The 1946 holiday classic will roll on the big screens once again to celebrate its 75th anniversary at select cinemas across the country — and the Chicago area is on the bill for showings. Both fans and first-time watchers can follow the story … Read more

David Harbour shocked by Madonna calling him sexy before ‘creepy’ audition

Seems like Madonna was crazy for David Harbour. The Queen of Pop, 64, was allegedly so taken by the “Stranger Things” star, 47, that she invited him to secretly audition for her 2011 film “W.E.” “It was a crazy thing. It was a real cloak-and-dagger type of experience,” Harbour recalled Wednesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” … Read more