New AMC drama follows Japanese American internment horror
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a...
Frank Lucas, druglord portrayed in ‘American Gangster,’ dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie "American Gangster," has died, a relative said Friday.
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Sigourney Weaver helped make a New Jersey high school's encore stage production of "Alien" a special event.
"Alien: The Play" had drawn widespread praise after...
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school's stage production of "Alien" is coming back with help from the 1979 film's director, Ridley Scott.
Michelle Williams aids cause of equal pay for equal work
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Williams, who has seen firsthand the disparity in men and women's pay, joined lawmakers and activists Tuesday in the Capitol to support the principle of equal pay for...
Sequel to Michael Crichton’s ‘Andromeda Strain’ due in fall
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Michael Crichton's literary archive and production company has authorized a sequel to his breakthrough novel "The Andromeda Strain."
More on Jussie Smollett, a child actor who rose to stardom
NEW YORK (AP) — TV star and musician Jussie Smollett, who alleges he was the victim of a brutal racial and homophobic attack , is a former child star who grew up to become a champion of LGBT rights and one of the few actors to play a black gay character on primetime TV.
Sir Ridley Scott is set to direct the film adaptation of 'Queen & Country'.
The 80-year-old movie-maker was linked to the role in March, and he's now confirmed he has agreed to helm the project, which is based on the Oni Press comic book written by Greg Rucka.
Asked whether the rumours about his involvement were true, Ridley said: "Oh yeah, I'm kind of already knee-deep.
On Our Shelves — Grit, perseverance and humor in ‘Artemis’
If I had to choose a favorite genre, I would say that science fiction is the genre I usually gravitate toward.
A few years ago when Ridley Scott produced the movie “The Martian,” I immediately sought out the book by Andy Weir because I wanted to read the book before I watched the movie. I thoroughly enjoyed that novel and was excited when I learned of the release of his second novel, “Artemis.”
Russell Crowe has a scar on his right forearm from sword fighting in 'Gladiator'.
The 53-year-old actor won an Academy Award for his starring role in the Sir Ridley Scott-directed drama, and it's just as well as he has been left with a lifetime reminder of his deadly arena battle as Maximus against Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix).
Oscar Weekend: 6 movie-inspired menu items for your party
It's Oscar weekend, which means Super Bowl weekend for movie buffs like me. There's no better way to celebrate movies than with foods inspired by the Oscar nominated movies.
(There are no right or wrong menu items, as long as they're based on a movie or one of its actors).
Sutherland tackles J. Paul Getty
Christopher Plummer loved shooting All The Money in the World in nine days
Christopher Plummer said shooting 'All The Money in the World' in nine days was like "old times".
The 88-year-old Hollywood legend replaced Kevin Spacey in the Sir Ridley Scott biopic after the 'Seven' actor was accused of a number of sexual assault allegations, and Plummer - who comes from a theater background - was used to the quick reshoots.
Rutger Hauer doesn't know why it was "necessary" to make 'Blade Runner 2049'.
The 73-year-old actor starred as the renegade and violent replicant Roy Batty in Sir Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic alongside Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard and last year Denis Villeneuve released the highly anticipated sequel, but Hauer is not a fan of the sci-fi sequel.
‘Three Billboards’ triumphs at Times’s Up-focused BAFTAs
Director Ridley Scott to be honored by British film academy
LONDON (AP) — "Blade Runner" director Ridley Scott is to receive the British Academy Film Awards' highest honor.
The academy announced Wednesday that the 80-year-old filmmaker will collect the BAFTA Fellowship at the British academy awards ceremony next month.
Scott's films include "Alien," ''Thelma and Louise" and "Gladiator."
His latest release is kidnap drama "All the Money in the World," which underwent last-minute reshoots to replace Kevin Spacey after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Stars ‘shocked’ at gender pay disparity in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars are sharing their shock at reports of a significant pay disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for reshoots on the Ridley Scott film "All the Money in the World."
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Michelle Williams reportedly got $1,000 to Mark Wahlberg’s $1.5 million for movie reshoot
The pay gap issue isn't going away in Hollywood.
USA Today reports that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to reshoot scenes at the last minute for "All the Money in the World," while co-star Michelle Williams only got an $80 per diem, which worked out to less that $1,000.
Outrage follows report that Mark Wahlberg earned 1,500 times more than female co-star for ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoots
Outrage follows report that Mark Wahlberg earned 1,500 times more than female co-star for 'All the Money in the World' reshoots
CLEVELAND, Ohio - In a report that sparked online outrage and is sure to provoke a renewed debate over pay disparity between men and women, USA Today reported Tuesday that Mark Wahlberg earned $1.5 million to reshoot scenes from the kidnapping drama "All the Money in the World," while co-star Michelle Williams made only $1,000.
Michelle Williams paid one percent of Mark Wahlberg’s salary
Michelle Williams was reportedly paid just one percent of Mark Wahlberg's fee for 'All The Money In The World' re-shoots.
Scenes for Sir Ridley Scott's drama had to be reshot ahead of its release after a string of sexual misconduct allegations were made against Kevin Spacey, who was originally playing billionaire J. Paul Getty.
Michelle Williams felt a "sadness" when she thought 'All The Money In The World' would have to be pulled after the sexual misconduct allegations made against Kevin Spacey.
Williams was devastated when she found out about the allegations made against Spacey - who had the lead role in the Sir Ridley Scott directed movie - but praised Scott for coming up with "this late breaking idea" to save the movie.
Sir Ridley Scott "erred on the side of youth" when he cast Kevin Spacey in 'All The Money in the World'.
The 80-year-old filmmaker has helmed the John Paul Getty biopic which originally starred Spacey, but after numerous sexual misconduct allegations, Scott reshot the movie and replaced the actor with 'The Sound of Music' star Christopher Plummer.
Oprah, ‘Three Billboards’ triumph at black-draped Globes
With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge.
"For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men," said Winfrey, accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. "But their time is up. Their time is up!"
List of winners for 75th annual Golden Globe Awards
List of winners for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
—Motion Picture, Drama: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
—Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour."
—Actress, Motion Picture, Drama: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
—Director, Motion Picture: Guillermo Del Toro, "The Shape of Water."
Stephen Fry has stepped down from hosting the BAFTAs after 12 years.
The 60-year-old comedian-and-actor took over hosting responsibilities back in 2001 - the year Sir Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator' won - and became a much-loved fixture of the UK awards ceremony, with his occasional risqué ribbing of celebrity guests.
However, he has now relinquished his role as host and is very much looking forward to watching the 2018 ceremony from the comfort of his own home without his "knees trembling".
‘All the Money’ just as strong after retakes
Renowned director Ridley Scott has done the impossible in his newest film, "All the Money in the World." He took a film destined to drive audiences away and created a masterpiece that will surely elevate his status in the filmmaking world.
Book review: “Martian” author’s second effort never achieves liftoff
In 2014, Bay Area software engineer Andy Weir hit the first-novelist jackpot with “The Martian,” a genial sci-fi update of “Robinson Crusoe” set on the Red Planet.
First self-published online and benefiting from a cadre of science-minded beta readers, the novel was picked up by a New York publisher and adapted into a successful film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon.
Ridley Scott’s ‘All the Money in the World’ cashes in
The fact-inspired crime thriller All the Money in the World is based on the kidnapping of the 16-year-old grandson of the richest man in recorded history.
That "All the Money in the World" exists at all this year is a minor holiday miracle. That it's actually an entertaining, though hardly transcendent, slice of '70s history is a welcome bonus.
Review: Plummer makes ‘All the Money in the World’ tick
Christopher Plummer, stepping in for Kevin Spacey, gives Ridley Scott's thriller its vim
Extreme wealth and savage greed are given a name and a face in "All the Money in the World," director Ridley Scott's riveting thriller about oil tycoon J. Paul Getty and his massive fortune.
Ridley Scott comes to the rescue again when Kevin Spacey is pulled from the cast
Across his remarkable career, Sir Ridley Scott had done some miraculous rescue work on troubled films. He reworked 1982’s “Blade Runner,” for which he did not have final cut control, when preview audiences wanted a clearer story line and a happy ending. He kept retrofitting and adjusting it in video form for 25 years.
Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams shine in ‘All the Money in the World’: Review
Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams shine in 'All the Money in the World': Review
"All the Money in the World" has gotten a reputation as the movie that replaced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer.
Actually, this is a terrific film that deserves to be seen and enjoyed on its many merits. Director Ridley Scott, a consummate director with multiple hits to his credit, created a taut, fast-paced crime thriller out of the true-tale story of a kidnapping the Getty family.
Review: Plummer rescues ‘All the Money’ from the dustbin
NEW YORK (AP) — Should Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" be measured by the usual critical apparatus or with a stopwatch?
Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg worked for free on reshoots
Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg re-shot their 'All the Money in the World' scenes for free after Kevin Spacey was fired.
The pair had been due to appear alongside the 'House of Cards' actor in the John Paul Getty biopic, but after their co-star was accused of sexual misconduct by a number of men, director Sir Ridley Scott dropped him from the project and brought in Christopher Plummer to play Getty Oil Company magnate J. Paul Getty instead.
Ridley Scott hasn’t heard from Spacey after film replacement
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Ridley Scott says he hasn't heard from Kevin Spacey since the decision was made to cut the actor from "All the Money in the World."
"I don't know where he is," Scott said in a recent interview. "He's gone down underground."
"All the Money in the World" is about the kidnapping of the teenage grandson of wealthy American industrialist J. Paul Getty.
Scott: Spacey edit ‘over my dead body’
Scott dismisses lack of Globes noms for female directors
Ridley Scott hasn’t heard from Kevin Spacey
Plummer’s face is everywhere in birthday cake jape
Surrounded by scandal, Globes turn to old favs & fresh faces
NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven Golden Globes nominations on Monday and the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" came away with six nods. But nobody made landing a Globe nomination look easier than Christopher Plummer.
‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ leadGolden Globes nominations
NEW YORK - Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairy tale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" led television nominees with six nods.
List of nominees for 75th Golden Globe Awards
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
—Picture, Drama: "Call Me By Your Name," ''Dunkirk," ''The Post," The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
—Picture, Musical or Comedy: "The Disaster Artist," ''Get Out," ''The Greatest Showman," ''Lady Bird" and "I, Tonya."
Sir Ridley Scott wants to do more 'Alien' movies but with more focus on artificial intelligence.
The 80-year-old filmmaker cemented his status as a sci-fi legend with his breakthrough 1979 movie and also went on to helm 1982 cult classic of the genre 'Blade Runner'.
Sir Ridley Scott didn’t tell Kevin Spacey he was being placed
Sir Ridley Scott didn't tell Kevin Spacey he was replacing him in 'All the Money in the World'.
The Hollywood filmmaker decided to drop the actor from the movie and reshoot the scenes with Christopher Plummer in the role after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct.
Chastain wants to ‘amplify the voices’ of victims
Plummer calls his replacement of Spacey in film ‘ironic’
NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Plummer says he doesn't feel like he's replacing Kevin Spacey in the upcoming Ridley Scott film "All the Money in the World" because he was up for the part when the movie was being cast.
Plummer spoke briefly about the film at a Charles Dickens exhibit at the Pierpont Morgan Library on Tuesday in New York.