Russian Culture Ministry sues theater that screened The Death Of Stalin

In January, we reported that a Russian arthouse theater had defied the country’s Ministry Of Culture by screening Armando Iannucci’s Cold War satire The Death Of Stalin despite it having its distribution certification revoked for—essentially—making fun of Russia’s history. Police showed up to a screening at Moscow’s…

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Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are buddies again in the first real trailer for Best F(r)iends

It’s been 15 years since Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero made The Room together, a bizarre film (and bizarre experience) chronicled in Sestero and Tom Bissell’s book The Disaster Artist. Now—in the wake of James Franco’s well-received film adaptation of the book—the two are working together again, releasing a trailer…

AMC is helping people donate A Wrinkle In Time tickets to underprivileged kids

We’re less than a month from the arrival of Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time, the Selma director’s Disney adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved young adult novel. DuVernay’s film—the first Hollywood movie with a plus-$100 million budget ever to be directed by a woman of color—has already drawn a lot of positive…

It's time to retire the old argument that violent entertainment causes violent behavior 

We’ll give Donald Trump this: At least he hasn’t had the absolute worst response to the student movement for ending gun violence that has emerged in the wake of the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. (See: Dinesh D’Souza and fired GOP lawmaker’s aide Benjamin…

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Joss Whedon drops out of Batgirl, admits he "didn't have a story"

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joss Whedon has dropped out of Warner Bros.’ Batgirl movie, saying he recently realized that he “really didn’t have a story.” He admitted that in a statement, thanking DC and Warner Bros. for being “so understanding” once he realized he had “failed.” Whedon was first attached to…

Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, and Ta-Nehisi Coates are teaming up for a new movie

Time and again, Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler have proved to be a winning duo—the actor and director are currently celebrating the runaway success of Black Panther, the third film they’ve made together. There’s no resting on laurels here, though, as Variety reports Coogler and Jordan are teaming up once more on…