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Box Office: Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo 2!’ Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate’s comedy sequel “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations. That was pretty much the limit of good news at the nation’s multiplexes, where moviegoers gave limited …read more

Antalya Festival: Aida Begic on ‘Never Leave Me,’ Shooting Movies with Kids

ANTALYA, Turkey — Aida Begic spent months working with aid groups and displaced Syrian families and orphans in preparing her portrait of the refugee crisis, as seen from the eyes of children in “Never Leave Me.” The subject is well-known to the Bosnian survivor of the Balkan War, whose films …read more

Antalya Festival Opens with Walken, Syrian Refugee Crisis-themed ‘Never Leave Me’

ANTALYA, Turkey — Turkey’s newly reformatted Antalya fest launched Saturday in the coastal resort town under balmy skies, striking a hopeful note in a region beset by crises. Opening with a stirring look at children caught up in the Syrian refugee exodus, Aida Begic’s “Never Leave Me,” the gala for …read more

‘Summer 1993’s’ Carla Simón Talks About, Summer, Kids, Oscars

BARCELONA — A coming-of-age told from the perspective of a six-year-old orphan who is forced to live with her aunt and uncle, “Summer 1993” is the first feature of Barcelona-based Carla Simón. Received by critics as a luminous, moving –but never sentimental– debut – Variety called it a “delicate …read more

Turkish Cinema: The New Generation – Kivilcim Akay, Director ‘I am Also Here’

Turkish cinema has become a regular fixture on the international festival circuit these days, represented most recently by first time features, such as Ceylon Ozcelik’s media censorship-themed “Inflame,” which bowed this year in Berlin, and Emre Yeksan’s dystopian drama “The Gulf” which launched from Venice. Variety has profiled several other …read more

Was Pennywise the Real Villain in 'The Shining'?

Turns out that Kubrick using hidden imagery to hint at a fake moon landing isn’t the craziest theory surrounding “The Shining.”

Let me preface this article with the following statement: I am obsessed with the 2017 remake of It. The made-for-TV movie scared the ever-loving shit out of me as a …read more

Hollywood Teamsters, IATSE Condemn Sexual Harassment in Entertainment Industry

The top below-the-line unions have issued strong statements condemning sexual harassment, joining the creative guilds in the latest response to the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal. The Hollywood Teamsters union and the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees published the statements on their web sites two weeks after the Oct. …read more

Mashup: 14 Parodies of One of the Most Famous Horror Scenes in Movie History

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Hitchcock must be tickled pink by all of the parodies of his most famous horror film.

When it comes to comedy, parody is my guiltiest pleasure when it’s mediocre and one of my most favorite devices of buffoonery when it’s great. From …read more

Watch: Why Our Brains Don't Explode at Film Cuts

Why is it so easy for us to process edits in films?

As the story goes, when audiences first saw the Lumiere Brothers’ The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station, they screamed and ran to the back of the room to avoid what they thought to be a real-life …read more

Twiggy Ramirez, Marilyn Manson Bassist, Accused of Rape

Longtime bassist for Marilyn Manson Twiggy Ramirez (born Jeordie White) has been accused of rape by Jessicka Addams, lead singer in the band Jack Off Jill. Addams detailed the alleged assault in a lengthy Facebook post, writing that she and Ramirez entered into a relationship in the ’90s — when …read more