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14 Best Final Shots in Movie History, Ranked

The final breath of any movie can linger on in the mind of the viewer long after watching. A final shot can be heartbreaking, terrifying, or even inspiring.…

‘Army of Thieves’ Review: A Prequel to ‘Army of the Dead,’ With No Zombies and One Genius Safecraker

If Hans Landa and Danny Ocean had a son, he might have turned out something like Sebastian (Matthias Schweighöfer), the talky, insanely gifted, but insecure hero of “Army…

Director Denis Villeneuve and Warner Bros. Want to Make ‘Dune: Part II.’ So Why Hasn’t the Sequel Been Announced Yet?

Years ago, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve had agreed to adapt “Dune,” Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel, under one condition: the sweeping saga about warring political dynasties that clash over…

‘Unfilmable’ Books That Hollywood Should Try to Adapt After ‘Dune’

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Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II Is a Surprisingly Great Horror Sequel

Old horror sequels, save for a special selection, tend to be regarded as bad films. They usually aren’t good, in the traditional sense, but any horror classic or…

Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Sets Pandemic-Era Record for Indie Box Office

“The French Dispatch,” director Wes Anderson’s tribute to 20th-century magazines, opened at the domestic box office with a robust $1.3 million from only 52 theaters. For platform releases…

Reed Birney on Searing Drama ‘Mass’ and Why He’s Hesitant to Return to Live Theater

When the Gotham Award nominations were announced this week, Reed Birney was the sole member of the “Mass” ensemble recognized for his work in the searing drama about…

Val Bisoglio, Actor in ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘M*A*S*H’, Dies at 95

Val Bisoglio, a character actor whose credits across film, television and theater date back more than 50 years, died on Oct. 18. He was 95. Bisoglio died in…

Dave Chappelle to Tour The Closer If the Controversial Special Gets Pulled from Netflix

Controversial comedian Dave Chappelle will be taking his latest comedy special on the road if it gets pulled from Netflix. This month, Chappelle debuted the new special, dubbed…

Prop gun deaths that haunt Hollywood: Jon-Erik Hexum and Brandon Lee

Before the Alec Baldwin incident came the deaths of Jon-Erik Hexum and Brandon Lee. Both are still referenced frequently in Tinseltown, particularly by prop experts who train actors on how to safely handle weapons during production.

Leslie Bricusse, ‘Willy Wonka,’ ‘Goldfinger’ Songwriter, Dies at 90

Leslie Bricusse, Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter whose songs for Broadway and Hollywood include “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Pure Imagination,” died Tuesday in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. He…

Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Transgender Performers, Theater Advocacy and ‘Starlight Express’

Andrew Lloyd Webber would welcome a transgender performer in the cast of one of his shows, the composer and producer said in an interview recorded live at the…