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Danny Boyle New Comedy On Track, But Role in New Bond Film Still Murky

Danny Boyle, who famously directed two classic films, “Transpotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” is tipping his hand on the release date for his upcoming flim, an unnamed comedy that’s set to star Lily James, Himesh Patel and Kate McKinnon. Fans should look for the film to hit theaters on Sept. 13 next year. But his participation in a new James Bond film is another matter. ...

John Boyega Unveils His Plan to Challenge #HollywoodTooWhite (Video)

John Boyega, who shot to fame for his performance as a rebel Storm Trooper in two “Star Wars” movies, has revealed his plan to challenge #HollywoodTooWhite. He’s starting his own production company to influence the projects he works on and promote diversity. “Black Panther” proved once and for all that African-American actors are bank at the box office in roles other than gangsters, outlaws or runaway slaves....

Shailene Woodley Gives New Meaning to Catching a Wave in Adrift (New Trailer)

Shailene Woodley gets a mighty mean sunburn as Tami Oldham in the seafaring movie “Adrift.” The first new trailer shows her taking command of her storm ravaged sailboat and nursing mate, Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) back to health as they struggle to survive. The movie has all the makings of an adventure in paradise. The two meet and fall in love in a tropical paradise....

How Bad Is It? Worst Movies of Year Take a Bow at Golden Raspberry Awards

Yeah it was that bad. The Emoji Movie took home four razzies, leading all other films at the annual awards show. “The Emoji Movie,” a ridiculous movie social media symbols everyone loves to hate, was the top winner at the Golden Raspberry Awards, but at least producers could argue they weren’t trying to make the next “Gone With the Wind.” “Fifty Shades Darker,” on the other hand, is a different story. The sequel to erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey,” was trying to be a serious movie. But in the end, it took itself too seriously and walked away with two Razzies....

Mark Hamill, Star Wars Hit Next Level in Jedi Home Release: See New Trailer!

Mark Hamill reprised his role as Luke Skywalker–maybe for the last time–in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Now you can add the film to your personal collection. (You do have one right?) A new trailer released today highlights the DVD and Blu-ray disc sets due out next month. The Lucasfilms picture received rare critical acclaim and shattered box office records with its theatrical release last year. If finished No. 1, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide....

George Bush Returns to SNL to Remind Us Trump Only Makes Him Look Good (Video)

Donald Trump is so bad in office, he’s even making George W. Bush look good. But the former president returned to “Saturday Night Live” last night to remind viewers that his presidency sucked, too. Of course, it wasn’t really George W. Bush. It was a spot on impersonation by Will Ferrell. The comedian made a surprise return to the show to reprise his character in the cold open....

Carey Mulligan: Hollywood Still Failing Women; Lack Meaty Big Screen Roles

Carey Mulligan, who was nominated for a 2009 best actress Oscar, says Hollywood is still failing to provide “interesting and complicated” roles for women, a failing that contributes to a “lack of opportunity” for actresses. The 32-year-old actress starred in this year’s highly acclaimed “Mudbound” and is probably best known for her role in “The Great Gatsby.”...

Emily Blunt Says Hollywood Shattered Her Illusions About Acting (Video)

Emily Blunt had visions of “rainbows and sunbeams” when she became a Hollywood actress, but–surprise!–it’s a hard-edged business. “Any advice I have for anyone going into it is to do something else,” she says in a new interview. The British actress got her start in theater. As an 18-year-old, she played the granddaughter of Judi Dench’s character in West End show The Royal Family....

More Harvey Weinstein Fallout: Mogul Bounced From Directors Guild

Harvey Weinstein, who once wielded unbridled power in Hollywood, has been bounced from the Directors Guild of America. The group filed disciplinary proceedings against him a month ago following explosive allegations about sexual harassment and sex assault. Weinstein, 65, was outed for sexual misconduct involving dozens of starlets by The New York Times earlier this month....

Blac Chyna Isn’t Done With Fame Yet; Could Land on New Reality Show

Blac Chyna is known famously for being semi-famous as Rob Kardashian’s baby mamma. But all was not lost with their breakup. She appears to have leveraged her 15-minutes of fame into a possible slot on a new “Celebrity Big Brother” television show. The 29-year-old provocative sometime model, real name Angela Renée White, was battered in the tabloids over her relationship....

Natalie Portman Descends Into ‘Area X’ Hell in New Annihilation Trailer

Natalie Portman wants a piece of whatever causes her husband to disappear in a mysterious environmental disaster zone known as “Area X” in a new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi movie “Annihilation.” The science fiction thriller film is directed and written by Alex Garland based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling book by the same name. Portman’s character, Lena is joined by Jennifer Jason Leigh a Psychologist, Gina Rodriguez as Anya Thorensen, an anthropologist, Tessa Thompson, a surveyor, and Oscar Isaac as Lena’s biologist husband....

Steven Colbert Cold Open Kicks Off Hot Politicized Emmy Awards Show (see!)

Stephen Colbert opened the 69th Prime Time Emmy Awards with a hot little number that paid homage to the season’s television shows. Speaking of season, the number was seasoned with subtle political jibes at Donald Trump, who never won an Emmy, even though he was nominated several times. Colbert has soared to No. 1 in the ratings for late night comedy shows thanks regularly lampooning Trump in his opening monologues. ...

Jessica Chastain Lays Down Her Cards in New Molly’s Game Trailer (See!)

Jessica Chastain plays a tough resilient woman and shows it in a new trailer for the upcoming movie, “Molly’s Game,” a tale of female empowerment against incredible odds in the world of underground gambling. The movie includes an all-star cast. Samantha Isler plays teenage Molly, Idris Elba plays Charlie Jaffey, Molly’s lawyer and Kevin Costner is Molly’s father, a clinical psychologist. The cast also includes Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Michael Cera and J. C. MacKenzie....

Joanna Bonaro’s Good ‘n Screwed Eyes Neglected TV Niche, 40-Plus Women

New Yorker Joanna Bonaro wrote, produced and stars in “Good ‘n Screwed,” a half-hour series about the trials and tribulation of a woman suddenly divorced and back in the dating pool. A self-confessed “Sex And The City” fan, Bonaro has cast a perfect tale for today directed at women over 40. The cast features Robert Funaro (“The Sopranos,” “The Sinner”) and Armen Garo (“Gotham”), with Suzanne H. Smart, Warren Bub, Lori Hammel, Deborah Unger and Ernest Mingione....