Week of   « Prev | Next »

1-20 of 316 items   « Prev | Next »


How ‘Black Mirror’s California Dreams Put Dystopian Netflix Series in Emmy Race

24 minutes ago

In its original British incarnation, “Black Mirror” was always a bleak and stylish prediction of what technological advances could do to us sorry humans. But when Netflix nabbed the show from the U.K.’s Channel 4, showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones gave it a decidedly American makeover, to award-worthy effect. Two of the show’s episodes received Emmy nominations, with “San Junipero” landing nods for Outstanding Television Movie and for Brooker’s screenplay. (Individual episodes qualified as TV movies under Emmy rules.) “It was the first Episode I wrote for Netflix,” Brooker said of “San Junipero.” “It was partly a deliberate bid on. »


- Matt Donnelly

Permalink | Report a problem


Roman Polanski Loses Bid to Have Sexual Assault Case Tossed

35 minutes ago

The long legal saga of Roman Polanski took another — and discouraging, for the director — turn on Friday, as a judge shot down Polanski’s bid to have the case against him stemming from a 1977 sexual assault dismissed. In the order, handed down Friday, Judge Scott M. Gordon called out Polanski’s “continued refusal to obey court orders” and “ad hominem attacks” on judicial officers involved with the case. “The Defendant in this matter stands as a fugitive and refuses to comply with court orders . As eloquently described by Ms. Geimer, his conduct continues to harm her and compounds »


- Tim Kenneally

Permalink | Report a problem


Common Talks Legacy of Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ and His Song ‘Letter to the Free’ (Video)

38 minutes ago

After previously making the short list for Best Original Song at the Oscars, Common‘s “Letter to the Free” from the Ava DuVernay Netflix documentary “13th” is now campaigning for an Emmy. Written specifically for the film, which traces the history of mass incarceration back to slavery and the 13th Amendment, “Letter to the Free” missed out on an Oscar nomination earlier this year (Common won with John Legend for “Glory.”) Now, as Emmys season heats up, it’s getting another shot at some awards recognition. But as the rapper sees it, this is just the beginning of the song’s life. »


- Reid Nakamura

Permalink | Report a problem


Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: Vegas Hot Spots Spar for Coolest Celebrity Parties

47 minutes ago

All eyes around the world are going to be on Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor come Aug. 26, when the fighting legends finally enter a ring together. The most recent Vegas mega-fight — Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 — sucked in a more diverse lineup of household name celebrities than any of Hollywood’s awards shows since. Jay-z, Beyonce, Ben Affleck, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert De Niro and Michael Keaton mixed with Hollywood executive heavyweights like Les Moonves, Ted Sarandos, Brett Ratner and Kevin Tsujihara for the boxing phenomena. Also Read: Conor McGregor Trolls Floyd Mayweather With Giant Knockout Punch Mural Also Read: Jay. »


- Mikey Glazer

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Defenders:’ Charlie Cox Tells Us Why ‘Stakes Are Higher’ Than Ever for Daredevil

52 minutes ago

Summer’s long-awaited street-level superhero show “The Defenders” has finally landed on Netflix, and Charlie Cox says the stakes are higher than ever for his character Matt Murdoch/Daredevil and the other street heroes of New York: Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter). “We’re now face to face with not just the warriors of ,” Cox told TheWrap in a phone interview. “I think the stakes are higher because we’re now encountering the very heads of these organizations — as we try to say, without laughing, the ‘five fingers of The Hand. »


- Ashley Boucher

Permalink | Report a problem


Sonny Landham, ‘Predator’ and ’48 Hrs’ Actor, Dies at 76

58 minutes ago

Sonny Landham, the brawny journeyman actor best known for tough guy roles in films like “48 Hrs.” and “Predator,” has died. He was 76. The actor died from congestive heart failure Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital, his sister Dawn Boehler said, according to the Associated Press. Landham played a small part in Walter Hill’s 1979 street-gang thriller “The Warriors” before Hill cast him as the trigger-happy criminal Billy Bear in 1982’s “48 Hrs.” Also Read: Shane Black's 'The Predator' Pushed to Late Summer 2018 However, Landham who was part Cherokee and Seminole, is perhaps best known for playing the Native American tracker Billy. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

Permalink | Report a problem


So What Exactly Is Going On with Daredevil at the End of ‘The Defenders’?

1 hour ago

(Note: This post contains spoilers for the finale episode of “The Defenders.”) The final episode of “The Defenders” finds Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand (Finn Jones) going all-out in a battle to destroy The Hand once and for all. But in order to be sure the villainous organization is destroyed and New York is safe from its plans, the heroes have make a pretty drastic move: They’re forced to blow up a building. Jessica, Luke and Danny manage to escape the building at Midland Circle in the final moments. »


- Phil Hornshaw

Permalink | Report a problem


‘What Happened to Monday’ Review: Noomi Rapace Is Woman Times Seven in Sci-Fi Dystopia

1 hour ago

“What Happened to Monday” is as much a title as it is a question about itself. Directed by Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow,” “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”), the Netflix original production lands somewhere in a creative middle ground. Part fugitives-on-the-run thriller, part post-apocalyptic familial drama, Wirkola’s latest is a perplexing amalgamation. Its identity is the absence of one. Set in a not too distant future where families are limited to one child, due to overpopulation, the story opens on the Settman household. After the passing of their father, Terence Settman (Willem Dafoe), a family of seven sisters (all played by. »


- Sam Fragoso

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch Alex Jones Get Coffee Tossed in His Face by Seattle Pedestrian (Video)

1 hour ago

For someone who frequently decries “fake news,” Infowars host Alex Jones sure does like to promote it. In his latest episode, Jones takes to the streets of Seattle to, well, we’re not really sure. He starts off talking about the media’s perceived failure to label the Barcelona terror attack as an act of Islamic terrorism. Then he invites pedestrians to engage in conversation with him — and fight him. Also Read: Alex Jones, Trump and Hipster Music Don't Mix - But You'll Love It Anyway (Videos) The worst (read: funniest) part comes about three-and-a-half minutes into the video. As a man yells. »


- Ashley Eady

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Conjuring’ Universe Surpasses $1 Billion at Global Box Office

1 hour ago

New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle: Creation” has taken the “Conjuring” universe past the $1 billion benchmark at the global box office, the studio announced Friday. “We are thrilled with the success of ‘Annabelle: Creation’ and enormously proud to continue bringing this hugely popular ‘Conjuring’ franchise to theaters everywhere,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Warner Bros. “We congratulate our colleagues at New Line Cinema, our astute marketing and distribution teams, and everyone who put their collective creative energies together to tell such wonderfully frightening stories for movie audiences around the world to enjoy.” “Creation” on its own has. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

Permalink | Report a problem


300 of Steven Mnuchin’s Yale Ex-Classmates Urge Him to Quit Trump

1 hour ago

Close to 300 members former Yale classmates of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have signed a letter asking him too resign from his post following President Trump’s defense of white supremacists. In the letter, which was posted at lettertostevemnuchin.com, Yale class of 1985 said that the president has aligned himself with groups that do not reflect the values of the famed Ivy League college. “President Trump has declared himself a sympathizer with groups whose values are antithetical to those values we consider fundamental to our sacred honor as Americans, as men and women of Yale, and as decent human beings,” the letter. »


- Itay Hod

Permalink | Report a problem


Steve Bannon Vows He’s ‘Going to War for Trump,’ Returns to Breitbart

1 hour ago

After departing from his role at the White House, Steve Bannon said on Friday he’d return to Breitbart News and will go to “war for Trump against his opponents.” “Just got off the phone w/ Bannon: ‘If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green tweeted. Green also confirmed that Bannon’s return to Breitbart would be effective immediately, with Bannon “chairing tonight’s editorial call” for the conservative media outlet. »


- Reid Nakamura

Permalink | Report a problem


Larry David Is No Batman in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 9 Trailer (Video)

1 hour ago

We could all certainly use a hero right about now, but Larry David sure isn’t it. The first trailer for the upcoming ninth episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has made its way onto the web, and if the footage is any indication, the only thing David is interested in saving is his energy. In the trailer, the camera scans dreary evidence of a society in decline as a voice gravely intones, “There is one hero that never stays silent. Who fights against injustice wherever he finds it. And the world needs him now more than ever.” Also Read: HBO Hackers Leak 'Curb. »


- Tim Kenneally

Permalink | Report a problem


Investor Carl Icahn Steps Down as Trump Special Adviser

2 hours ago

Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor who surged to prominence with a hostile takeover of Trans World Airlines in the 1980s, has stepped down as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on regulatory issues, he said in a statement posted on his website. Scores of Republican politicians and business leaders have distanced themselves from the president after his comments following the terrorist attack in Charlottesville, with the president’s business advisory councils choosing to disband, and former Republican elected officials Mitt Romney and Arnold Schwarzenegger blasting Trump’s excuse-making for participants in a march that attracted neo-Nazi and white supremacist elements. »


- Matt Pressberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Porn Site Offers to Produce ‘Sense8’ Season 3 After Netflix Cancellation

2 hours ago

“Sense8” fans could have an unlikely savior following Netflix’s plans to cancel the Wachowskis’ drama series after two seasons. Porn site xHamster posted an open letter to series co-creators Lana and Lily Wachowski on Wednesday, offering to produce a third season of the show. Netflix announced in June that it will run a two-hour special in 2018 to serve as the finale for “Sense8,” which has earned praise for its strong Lgbtq characters. “We’re not talking about a parody, or something less than, but an actual revival of the series,” xHamster vice president Alex Hawkins wrote. “We know that a series about polymorphous perversity. »

- Ryan Gajewski

Permalink | Report a problem


The Daily Stormer Founder Claims They’re Just ‘Ironic Nazis’

3 hours ago

Even though The Daily Stormer website carries tabs for the “Jewish problem” and “race wars” and features stories calling black people “apes,” founder Andrew Anglin insists he shouldn’t be labeled a real neo-Nazi. “We are not neo-Nazis — we are ironic Nazis,” Anglin told TheWrap via email, even as he has continued to espouse extreme views on race and religion and struggled to secure an online host for his site since helping to organize last weekend’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “ adopted the image of the Third Reich not because we necessarily want to re-create that exact. »

- Sean Burch

Permalink | Report a problem


What the Hell Does It Even Mean That Elektra Is the Black Sky?

3 hours ago

(Note: This post contains some spoilers for “Marvel’s Daredevil” Season 2 and early episodes of “The Defenders.”) In the early episodes of Netflix and Marvel’s “The Defenders” show, the heroes from Netflix’s other Marvel shows slowly find themselves all fighting the same battle. And all of them keep running up against the same super-strong fighter, and none of them can beat her alone. That villain is the ultimate weapon of The Hand, the bad guy organization that’s been behind a lot of the evil stuff going on around New York throughout all four Netflix Marvel series so far. »

- Phil Hornshaw

Permalink | Report a problem


How ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Ep Casey Patterson Gives Viral Sensation a Shelf Life

3 hours ago

Lip Sync Battle” keeps on rocking, recently setting a Spike Network ratings record. Executive producer and co-creator Casey Patterson says it’s the very nature of the audio-dubbed beast that makes it so successful. “It’s a show you want to watch with other people, and there’s something very modern about that,” Patterson told TheWrap of the series, nominated for Best Structured Reality Program. Like all the reality-show categories, structured reality tends to see the same shows year after year: “Shark Tank,” “Antiques Roadshow” and “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” are three constants in a category that pretty much defines apples and oranges. »


- Matt Donnelly

Permalink | Report a problem


ABC’s ’20/20’ Explores Both Sides of Charlottesville Tragedy, From Antifa to Far Right

3 hours ago

ABC’s “Fractured America: Extremism in the Streets” airs tonight, and the topic is more relevant than ever — coming on the heels of violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia at a rally for white supremacists last weekend. Luckily for “20/20,” ABC News started the report six months ago. “20/20” correspondent Tom Llamas spoke with Richard Spencer and Matthew Heimbach, leaders of two far right movements, and cameras followed them through several intense rallies and events that occurred in Charlottesville. One person died when an accused white supremacist plowed into a group of counter protestors and dozens were injured. And »


- Brian Flood

Permalink | Report a problem


Arnold Schwarzenegger Schools Trump on His Charlottesville Comments (Video)

3 hours ago

Former Governator of California Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of many who aren’t happy with how President Trump addressed the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a counter-protestor dead. In a video posted to Attn Thursday, Schwarzenegger gave a stern message to the president. “There are not two sides to bigotry, and there are no two sides to hatred,” Schwarzenegger began, referencing Trump’s announcement that there were “many sides” at fault over the violence. “And if you choose to march with a flag that symbolizes the slaughter of millions of people, there are not two sides to that, »


- Ashley Boucher

Permalink | Report a problem


1-20 of 316 items   « Prev | Next »



IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners