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Antebellum Creators Explain Why We Need Another Film About Slavery

What does Antebellum, the new Janelle Monae horror film that combines real-life atrocities with a fictional narrative, add to Hollywood’s confounding record on films about slavery? Gone With the Wind romanticized it. Django Unchained combined a brutal portrayal of real-life abuses with an over-the-top revenge narrative. Films like Roots and Twelve...

Movie News: Airplane Directors Share Stories; Janelle Monae’s Favorite Horror Flicks; Watch a Fun Dance Short

In today’s Movie News: Join a free talk with the creators of Airplane; Antebellum star Janelle Monae tells us about growing up in a religious household that still loved horror movies; and Denzel Washington and Barry Levinson talk directing. Plus: a fun six-minute dance movie to take you into the weekend. Surely You’ll Watch: The sixth annual Mammoth...

Movie News: Metropolitan Turns 30; Why Superman IV Failed; Watch People Watch DTF

In today’s Movie News Rundown: How Superman IV, a movie in which Morgan Freeman does not appear, made Morgan Freeman a star; an oral history of Metropolitan; and watch people watch DTF, a new documentary about an airline pilot’s Tinder sex spiral. ‘How the Hell Do We Get Out of This?’: Deadline‘s Anthony D’Allesandro argues that theaters and studios...

How Superman IV Became a Disaster — But Made Morgan Freeman a Star

In 1987, Christopher Reeve came back from Superman retirement to make Superman IV: The Quest for Peace — a film that became widely known as a disaster. How did it happen? Why did it happen? All is explained in the latest episode of The Industry, Dan Delgado’s podcast about Hollywood’s strangest decisions. You can listen on Apple or Spotify or here:...

What Janelle Monáe Remembers

Janelle Monáe, star of the new Antebellum, has strong memories of the horror movies she watched growing up. “I don’t know how you could have been Black when Candyman came out and either not been afraid of it or excited about it. And I was both,” she recalls. “I grew up on horror. I grew up on Nightmare on Elm Street. I grew up knowing what Robert England...

DTF Tracks a Widowed Pilot’s Tinder Sex Spiral

In the new documentary DTF, British filmmaker Alan Bailey tries to help his airline pilot friend, “Christian” find love on Tinder after the tragic death of his wife. Bailey, who introduced the couple, hopes to help Christian meet someone new. It goes terribly. Imagine a train wreck of a reality show, but now escalate that to a plane crash, and imagine...

Movie News: Mark Wahlberg Meets Brokeback; Madonna’s Autobiopic; Fargo Returns

In today’s Movie News Rundown, Mark Wahlberg seeks redemption in Good Joe Bell, from the writers of Brokeback Mountain; Madonna will tell her own life story onsceen; the Godfather TV show might be better than it sounds; and Fargo returns. Insurance: Variety notes that traditional insurers still won’t cover film productions for COVID-19, which has created...

Mark Wahlberg Tries to Make Amends in Good Joe Bell, From Brokeback Mountain Writers

Mark Wahlberg plays the titular character in Good Joe Bell, a real-life father who began walking across America, years ago, to tell children not to bully each other, and for parents to love their children, no matter what. His son, Jaden (very well-played by Reid Miller) has suffered brutal homophobia at his high school in the small-town of La Grange,...

Noomi Rapace on Avoiding Sugar, Alcohol, and Added Adrenaline

Noomi Rapace, the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is known for intense performances and physical transformations. For her new film The Secrets We Keep, in which she plays a 1950s housewife in search of revenge, she went into full Noomi Rapace mode. Joel Kinnaman co-stars in the film, directed by Yuval Adler, about European survivors of World...

Movie News: Meet Kang the Conqueror; New Mandalorian Trailer; Inside Boys State

In today’s Movie News: Kang the Conqueror could be Marvel’s new big bad guy; The latest Anthony Hopkins performance may be the best of his life; an interview with the directors of Boys State; and the director of Cuties feels misrepresented. Plus: The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer promises a journey to meet the Jedi. The Father: 82-year-old Anthony Hopkins,...

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