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10 moments in 2022 straight out of a sci-fi movie

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — From a spacecraft the size of a refrigerator plowing into an asteroid (deliberately) to a helicopter trying to catch a rocket plummeting back to earth, 2022 offered surreal moments in space that could… Read More »

Radical dialogue and open roads in ‘Women Talking’

NEW YORK — When Sarah Polley has flown from her home in Toronto to the US this year for the release of her film “Women Talking,” she’s had conversations with customs officials that usually go something like this: “What are you here for?” “I’m screening a film.” “What’s the name of the film?” “Woman Talking.”… Read More »

The Dizzying Debauchery of ‘Babylon’

For a lavish and expensive epic about 1920s Hollywood, Damien Chazelle’s new film, Babylon, introduces itself about as scatologically as possible. In its first sequence, a harried gofer named Manny Torres (played by Diego Calva) tries to transport an elephant into the Hollywood Hills for a big-shot producer’s party, a farcical task that ends with… Read More »

Jessica Henwick Shot a Movie on a Phone. It wasn’t exactly easy

“There’s definitely a stigma in the industry. I wouldn’t really say from the audience’s perspective—a good film is a good film. But within the industry, I think there’s a stigma.” She ended up working with Nick Cookewho says she likes her, viewed using a phone as a challenge rather than an obstacle. Stettner believes this… Read More »

‘The Best Man’ wraps up storylines with new Peacock series

When the film “The Best Man” was released in 1999, featuring a cast of young, up-and-coming, attractive Black actors including Taye Diggs, Nia Long and Terrence Howard, it wasn’t just a box office hit but also a fresh perspective on film, following the ups and downs of friendship, careers and love through the lens of… Read More »

Review: Clumsy Whitney Houston biopic mars its star’s skill

Whitney Houston’s voice was one of a kind and the creative team behind a new big-budget biopic of the singer had no choice but to agree. Naomi Ackie, who plays Houston in “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” turns in a fierce performance but is asked to lip-sync throughout to Houston’s biggest hits. The effect is,… Read More »

Hideo Kojima Says His DEATH STRANDING Movie Will Take a “Different Direction Nobody Has Tried Before” — GeekTyrant

Hideo Kojima is in the process of developing a feature film adaptation of his hit sci-fi video game Death Stranding. Kojima Productions partnered with alex lebovicis Hammerstone Studios (barbarians) to develop and produce the film. It was originally revealed that the plan is to expand the universe by introducing new elements and characters into the… Read More »

Jessica Henwick talks making it, diversity and Nicolas Cage

LOS ANGELES — Just before Jessica Henwick was cast in “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the then-aspiring actor had already left Los Angeles for her hometown in England. “I ran out of money, so I went back and moved back in with my parents,” she recalled. Although she hadn’t quite given… Read More »

Review: Whodunit ‘The Pale Blue Eye’ chills and satisfies

Grab a jacket or a blanket before you watch Netflix’s engrossing “The Pale Blue Eye.” I don’t care if you’re already in a warm place. You could be on the surface of the sun and still feel chilly watching it. Set during an unrelenting winter in upstate New York in 1830, this frosty movie with… Read More »

Review: Remake ‘Ikiru’? ‘Living,’ with Bill Nighy, tries

It’s probably not fair, this season especially, to recoil at the remaking of a classic. “A Christmas Carol,” for one, has been told and retold countless times, and who among us won’t jump at the chance to watch the Muppets or Bill Murray do their version of Dickens. Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film “Ikiru” has no… Read More »