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Kirsten Dunst Talks ‘Civil War’ and Refusing to Let Fear Into the Equation

For someone who’s about to release a cautionary tale about the current state of America, Civil War star Kirsten Dunst is remarkably unfazed.  Alex Garland’s critically acclaimed action-thriller explores a near future in which our own present-day sound bites involving civil war and secession actually came to pass, and now rebel forces are inching toward […]

All Six of ‘The Omen’ Movies, Ranked

The Omen was never conceived with the intention of spawning a franchise and yet it has remained one of Hollywood’s most enduring horror properties. The original theatrical trilogy ended in the early ’80s, when religious horror gave way to slasher film. But in five short years, The Omen had cemented a legacy within pop culture. […]

‘Ghostbusters’ Star Emily Alyn Lind Explains Why Her ‘Frozen Empire’ Character Was Kept Secret

[This story contains spoilers for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.] You’ve got questions and Emily Alyn Lind has answers. In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, when Mckenna Grace’s Phoebe Spengler was sidelined by the Ghostbusters’ longtime bureaucratic nemesis, Walter Peck (William Atherton), the young Ghostbusting hero went on an unexpected journey that quickly introduced her to Lind’s surprise character, […]

‘It Happened in Hollywood’ Podcast: How George Lucas Saved ‘Return to Oz’

Return to Oz, Disney’s 1985 dark take on Dorothy Gale (played by a then-9-year-old Fairuza Balk), shares its creative DNA with Star Wars. Not only that, George Lucas saved writer-director Walter Murch’s job after Disney fired Murch from the Oz shoot. Lucas and Murch were old friends and collaborators, having met in the film department […]

‘The First Omen’ Director Arkasha Stevenson Says Classic Horror Franchise Has Plenty of Stories Left

In her feature directorial debut, The First Omen filmmaker Arkasha Stevenson has pulled off the delicate balance between homage and invention. Prequels are always tricky in this regard, but it’s especially difficult when it involves Richard Donner’s horror classic, The Omen (1976). Stevenson’s assignment, in conjunction with her co-writer and producer Tim Smith, was to […]

The High Highs and Low Lows of Alan Ritchson

Tattoos are a relatively new obsession for Alan Ritchson. His collection is growing and each piece is thoughtfully selected. There’s a lotus on his wrist to honor his wife of 17 years, Cat. “She’s the flower, I’m undoubtedly the mud,” he says. There are separate tattoos inspired by the couple’s three young boys — a […]

All the King Kong Movies, Ranked

The Eighth Wonder of the World! King Kong has been a global pop-culture icon for more than 90 years, and the great ape shows no signs of slowing down. While most audiences are familiar with just a few Kong entries, you might be surprised to know there are 13 Kong films, including the most recent […]

‘The First Omen’ Star Nell Tiger Free on Her Showstopping Scene That Made Crew Walk Off Set

For the uninitiated moviegoers who catch The First Omen this weekend, Nell Tiger Free’s performance will be something of a revelation. For fans of M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple TV+ series Servant, her performance will further expand on what they saw for four seasons. The English actor, who’s also known for memorable roles on Game of […]

Amy Poehler on Being an Airport Dad, Her Tina Fey Tour and Voicing Joy (Again)

Amy Poehler has spent much of this past year traveling around the country performing with best friend and comedy partner Tina Fey, and it gave her the chance to dig into one of her life’s passions: an airport routine. “I take my travel very seriously,” she says. “There’s a trend on TikTok where people make […]

David Krumholtz on ‘Lousy Carter’ and Still Waiting for the ‘Oppenheimer’ Bump: “It’s Been Slow”

A kind word from Christopher Nolan meant everything to David Krumholtz circa 2007 and beyond. It’s a story that sounds a lot like Bruce Wayne’s final admission to Commissioner Gordon in Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, as you never know just how impactful a random act of kindness can be for someone else. Roughly 17 […]

22 Godzilla Monsters, Ranked From Best to Worst

When it comes to the question of which character has the best rogue’s gallery, most people immediately go with Batman or Spider-Man. Some of the more initiated might even go with The Flash. But be encouraged to think bigger — much bigger. Over 69 years, and four eras — Showa, Heisei, Millennium and Reiwa — […]

Wagner Moura’s Unsettling Experience Filming ‘Civil War’: “I Just Laid Down in the Grass and Cried”

In Civil War, the grisly, cautionary new film from A24 and Alex Garland, there’s a scene toward the end of the second act in which a machine gun-toting Jesse Plemons asks Wagner Moura, “What kind of American are you?” When Moura was filming in Atlanta two years ago, the stomach-turning threat inherent in the line […]

Melissa Barrera on Getting Fired From ‘Scream’ and the Controversy That Followed

It was another high point in a career that was filling up with them. Melissa Barrera was in Dublin, finally back on set after a long actors strike and working on the horror feature Abigail, which reunited her with friends and frequent collaborators Radio Silence. The directing duo of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett brought […]

‘Godzilla x Kong’ Star Dan Stevens Talks His ’80s Action Hero Character and ‘The Guest 2’ Odds

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire star Dan Stevens truly has a spring in his step right now.  Over the next five months, the English actor has three unique genre films hitting theaters, beginning with Friday’s Godzilla x Kong, which marks his long-awaited reunion with his The Guest director, Adam Wingard. A decade ago, Wingard […]

Stockard Channing Recalls a Lovelorn Will Smith on ‘Six Degrees’ Set: “I Felt Very Motherly Towards Him”

Will Smith may have fallen in love with Stockard Channing on the set of 1993’s Six Degrees of Separation, but Channing only felt “motherly” to the rising star, who was 23 and a newly married, first-time father at the time. Channing — who earned an Oscar nomination playing a New York socialite who connects with […]

Polish Director Agnieszka Zwiefka on Defying the Aging Process in Her Unique Doc ‘Vika!’

There’s a moment capturing the spirit that drives Agnieszka Zwiefka’s documentary Vika! and it involves the character at the center of the film — an 84-year-old Lithuanian-born Polish DJ — as she sums up her dress sense, as much as she does her life “The older I get, the more colorful I become,” says Wirginia “Vika” […]