• Verne Troyer, Actor Who Portrayed Mini-Me In 'Austin Powers,' Dies At 49 By NPR   -   Apr 22, 2018

    VERNE TROYER, ACTOR WHO PORTRAYED MINI-ME IN 'AUSTIN POWERS,' DIES AT 49

    Troyer died on Saturday, according to a statement posted to social media. The cause of his death was not given, but representatives...

  • As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities By NPR   -   Apr 21, 2018

    AS SAUDI ARABIA'S CINEMA BAN ENDS, FILMMAKERS EYE NEW OPPORTUNITIES

    Allowing cinemas is part of a modernization drive by the Saudi government, which hopes to create more business opportunities and become...

  • By NPR   -   Apr 20, 2018

    1A MOVIE CLUB SEES "COME SUNDAY"

    The film is based on a This American Life story about a pastor who rethinks he idea of hell.

  • By NPR   -   Apr 20, 2018

    REMEMBERING MILOS FORMAN, DIRECTOR OF 'ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST'

    The Academy Award-winning filmmaker, who died on April 13, spoke to Fresh Air in 1994 about growing up in the former Czechoslovakia,...

    Awards, Award
  • By NPR   -   Apr 20, 2018

    AMY SCHUMER DEFTLY CHALLENGES BEAUTY STANDARDS IN 'I FEEL PRETTY'

    A woman with low self-esteem hits her head and suddenly sees herself as madly attractive. Critic David Edelstein says I Feel Pretty...

    Criticisms, Criticism
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Summer Movie Preview By NPR   -   Apr 20, 2018

    POP CULTURE HAPPY HOUR: OUR SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW

    Every year at this time, we make wild predictions about what will make money and what will not. But more importantly, we share the...

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Summer Movie Preview By NPR   -   Apr 20, 2018

    POP CULTURE HAPPY HOUR: OUR SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW

    Every year at this time, we make wild predictions about what will make money and what will not. But more importantly, we share the...

  • 'Godard Mon Amour': A Stylish Homage To The French New Wave Treads Water By NPR   -   Apr 19, 2018

    'GODARD MON AMOUR': A STYLISH HOMAGE TO THE FRENCH NEW WAVE TREADS WATER

    Michel Hazanavicius' film about the romance of director Jean-Luc Godard and actress Anne Wiazemsky adopts many of that director's signature...

    Romance
  • William Friedkin Meets 'The Devil And Father Amorth' By NPR   -   Apr 19, 2018

    WILLIAM FRIEDKIN MEETS 'THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH'

    The director of The Exorcist compiles footage of an exorcism he filmed for a magazine article. The bizarre result "seems to have been...

  • Beauty And A Bump On The Head In 'I Feel Pretty' By NPR   -   Apr 19, 2018

    BEAUTY AND A BUMP ON THE HEAD IN 'I FEEL PRETTY'

    Amy Schumer stars in the new comedy about a woman whose freak accident fills her with confidence in what she believes to be her magically...

    Comedy
  • Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming? By NPR   -   Apr 19, 2018

    IS NETFLIX ON ITS WAY TO WORLD DOMINATION OF STREAMING?

    Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added 7.4 million subscribers globally in the first quarter. But a big entertainment...

    Streaming, Streamings, Entertainment
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour: Cultural Dichotomies By NPR   -   Apr 18, 2018

    POP CULTURE HAPPY HOUR: CULTURAL DICHOTOMIES

    We return to a conversation we had in 2014 about cultural dichotomies, from Beatles/Stones to Trek/Wars to creamy/crunchy. (Image credit:...

    War
  • R. Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' Sergeant, Dies At 74 By NPR   -   Apr 16, 2018

    R. LEE ERMEY, 'FULL METAL JACKET' SERGEANT, DIES AT 74

    Ermey was no stranger to military life. He was a U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant and served in Vietnam....

  • Here's What You Need To Know About Infinity Stones Before The New Avengers Movie By NPR   -   Apr 16, 2018

    HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INFINITY STONES BEFORE THE NEW AVENGERS MOVIE

    They're the major MacGuffins of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - but there's a lot of them, and you need a scorecard to keep track of...

  • The Evangelical Bishop Who Stopped Believing In Hell, Now On Netflix By NPR   -   Apr 16, 2018

    THE EVANGELICAL BISHOP WHO STOPPED BELIEVING IN HELL, NOW ON NETFLIX

    The new feature film Come Sunday , starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, dramatizes the real-life crisis of faith of Carlton Pearson, who once...

    Feature, Features
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor On Playing The Doubting Bishop Of 'Come Sunday' By NPR   -   Apr 16, 2018

    CHIWETEL EJIOFOR ON PLAYING THE DOUBTING BISHOP OF 'COME SUNDAY'

    A new Netflix movie sees the English actor portraying the American megachurch leader Carlton Pearson, who experienced a theological...

  • Milos Forman, 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' Director, Dies At 86 By NPR   -   Apr 14, 2018

    MILOS FORMAN, 'ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST' DIRECTOR, DIES AT 86

    The Czech director won awards for 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and 1984's Amadeus. (Image credit: Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty...

    Awards, Award
  • By NPR   -   Apr 14, 2018

    JON HAMM ON 'BEIRUT'

    NPR's Scott Simon talks with Jon Hamm about his new film, Beirut. Hamm plays a former American diplomat who's called back into service...

    Release, Releases
  • By NPR   -   Apr 13, 2018

    A TORMENTED VETERAN RESCUES KIDS FROM ABUSE IN 'YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE'

    Joaquin Phoenix plays a shattered soul who makes his way as a thug-for-hire in director Lynne Ramsay's brutal and unsparing new crime...

    Kid, Kids, Joaquin Phoenix, Crime
  • No More Hotel Auditions, Says Union Representing Actors By NPR   -   Apr 13, 2018

    NO MORE HOTEL AUDITIONS, SAYS UNION REPRESENTING ACTORS

    SAG-AFTRA is calling for an end to auditions in private hotel rooms or residences, after a spate of sexual harassment allegations against...

    Hollywood