William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 83.
Blinn died Thursday of natural causes at an assisted living community in Burbank, California, his daughter, Anneliese Johnson, said Saturday. Read More
The 2020 theatrical release calendar is getting even slimmer in the wake of the announcement that Regal cinemas are temporarily closing, although AMC, North America’s largest theater chain, says it will remain open.
Warner Bros. said late Monday that its sci-fi pic “Dune” will now open in October 2021, instead of this December. The studio also pushed back “The Batman” to March 2022 and moved up its “Matrix” sequel to Dec. 2021. Read More
One of my favorite songs in 2018 was “Big Sky” by the Wild Feathers that I first heard on Sirius XM The Highway. This wide-open, simplistic song was an unforgettable anthem that made you want to embrace being alive.
After hearing that song, I didn’t hear from the band again until it came up in my newsfeed that it was releasing a new record called Mediocre Rarities. I knew then I wanted to find out more about the band. Read More
Following the less-than-stellar theatrical debut of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” Warner Bros. is delaying its next big release, “Wonder Woman 1984,” to Christmas.
The postponement Friday of the “Wonder Woman” sequel, which had been scheduled to hit theaters Oct. 2, comes on the heels of Hollywood’s boldest attempt to lure moviegoers back to theaters during the pandemic. Read More
Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of “Gone With the Wind,” but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood’s contract system, died Sunday at her home in Paris. She was 104.
Havilland, the sister of fellow Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, died peacefully of natural causes, said New York-based publicist Lisa Goldberg. Read More
Actor John Saxon, a versatile actor with a lengthy and prolific career who starred with Bruce Lee in “Enter the Dragon” and appeared in several “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies, has died at his home in Tennessee, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 83.
The entertainment news outlet quotes Saxon’s wife, Gloria, as confirming that the actor died of pneumonia on Saturday in Murfreesboro. Read More
by Jack Coyle NEW YORK, New York (AP) — A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or nearly so. In 1975, “Jaws” set the blueprint. Concentrate marketing. Open wide. Pack them in. Since then, Hollywood has turned opening weekends into… Read More
Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” which had hoped to herald Hollywood’s return to big theatrical releases, has yet again postponed its release due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Warner Bros. said Monday that “Tenet” will not make its August 12 release date. Unlike previous delays, the studio this time didn’t announce a new target for the release of Nolan’s much-anticipated $200 million thriller. Read More
Jaws,” “Black Panther” and “Back to the Future” are just a few of the modern popcorn classics coming to the drive-in this summer.
Tribeca Enterprises, IMAX and AT&T on Monday announced the initial lineup for its summer series of films, comedy and football, running every weekend from July 2 through Aug. 2 in cities like Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami and Seattle. Read More
Comic-Con may be canceled this year, but Warner Bros. will convene a 24-hour virtual gathering of the biggest names in the DC Comics universe.
The studio announced Tuesday that DC FanDome will be held on August 22 starting at 10 a.m. PDT. The event will feature talent announcements and reveal new content from WB games, comics, film and television. Read More
For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s effects on the movie industry.
The Academy’s Board of Governors also decided to extend the eligibility window beyond the calendar year to Feb. 28, 2021, for feature films, and delay the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures from December until April 30, 2021. Read More
The closely watched arrival of Christopher Nolan’s big-budget sci-fi espionage film “Tenet” will finally happen on July 31, Warner Bros. announced Friday.
The studio said it would delay the release by two weeks and instead re-issue Nolan’s 2010 sci-fi blockbuster “Inception” in mid-July.
The release date for “Tenet” has been closely watched in all corners of the film industry, which has faced shuttered theaters due to the coronavirus since mid-March. Movie theaters plan to reopen in July for a vastly different summer season than the one the industry had planned. Read More
Hollywood stars will walk down the red carpet Sunday to attend the Oscars, the movie industry’s biggest award night.
Nine films will be vying for the Academy Awards most coveted prize – best film. Industry insiders say the favorite to win is World War I film “1917,” which won several prizes in the past few weeks. Read More
Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, whose career spanned more than six decades, died Wednesday at the age of 103. Read More
Something really interesting is happening at Malpaso Productions, Clint Eastwood’s movie production company. Eastwood’s films, especially in recent years, portray the best in the American character through real stories of ordinary Americans called by events to stand up and shine. In his latest, “Richard Jewell,” Eastwood continues exploring a theme I’ve called “American Greatness in the Shadow of 9/11.” The result is a body of work that is awe-inspiring and unlike anything we have seen before in American cinema. Read More
There is near-universal agreement among movie critics that Cynthia Erivo, who plays the title role in Harriet, not only carries the movie, but makes it engaging, suspenseful, and rousing. Erivo is nothing short of spectacular, said Breitbart’s John Nolte, and we agree. Read More
Marty Stuart is the 16th Artist in Residence for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read More
by Helen Lamm Art imitates life, but to an even greater extent, life imitates art. Like culture and politics, the two are intertwined in an infinite feedback loop. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one begins and the other ends. The latest addition to the wildly popular Marvel cinematic universe,… Read More
by Grace Carr The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) officially gave the upcoming abortion film Unplanned an “R” rating Friday for “some disturbing/bloody images” of aborted babies. Movies are rated R for profanity, nudity, sex or violence. Unplanned contains no profanity, nudity or sex. “Ironically, the MPAA seems to… Read More
by Brandon J. Weichert Dick Cheney doesn’t have a heart. That, at least, is the intended conclusion one is supposed to draw from the recent Dick Cheney biopic, “Vice,” starring Christian Bale. In “Vice,” audiences are subjected to a torrent of subliminal messages suggesting Dick Cheney is an abnormal… Read More
Darius Rucker, along with songwriters Derek George and Scooter Caruso, celebrate number one hit at ASCAP Nashville. Read More
by CHQ Staff As our friend Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life so succinctly pointed out back in 2013 while Dr. Kermit Gosnell was on trial for murder and other offenses and Fox aired a special on his abortion clinic, “The more people who watch this, the more… Read More
by Nick Givas Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” failed to secure the top spot at the box office this weekend and came in third behind Marvel’s “Venom” and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born.” The film received backlash and criticism, for failing to include a scene of Neil Armstrong planting the American flag… Read More
by Grace Carr Film producers of “Gosnell,” a movie detailing the crimes of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, never trusted pro-lifers until they pulled together “brutal” murder evidence for the movie that changed their perspectives on abortion. “I never trusted or liked pro-life activists,” film producer Ann McElhinney told Lifesite. “I thought the… Read More
Rock ‘n’ roll’s original wild-man and country music stylist, Jerry Lee Lewis, will return to Nashville for the first time since 2014 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on December 10th. Tickets are available for presale here and will go on sale to the general public on August 10 at 10 a.m.… Read More
It All Begins With A Song: The Story of the Nashville Songwriter, a new documentary that takes an in-depth look at Nashville’s songwriting community, was awarded three Silver Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity recently. “This documentary portrays the strength of Nashville’s creative community and of its… Read More
by Grace Carr Actor and reserve police officer Dean Cain sat down with “Fox & Friends” Friday to talk about his new film, “Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” which reveals the horrors that occurred at the hands of America’s most infamous abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell. “It’s the story of… Read More
by Jordan J. Ballor I saw Incredibles 2 over the Father’s Day weekend, and just like its predecessor, there’s a lot to ponder beneath the surface of this animated film. In the real world we’ve had to wait 14 years, but the sequel picks up basically where the original left off. As the… Read More
Ryman Hospitality Properties’ new restaurant, ‘Ole Red’ is a Blake Shelton-Inspired restaurant, bar and music venue Packed with programming during CMA Fest. Read More
A new documentary “It All Begins With A Song: The Story of the Nashville Songwriter” is set for a special screening at Nashville Film Festival Film that promotes Nashville and its creative community. Read More
A new documentary film that explores the historical basis of cultural stereotypes about people from Appalachia, is set to make its worldwide debut during the Nashville Film Festival on May 19th. Read More
by Ray Nothstine It was nearly 50 years ago that an infamous incident finished off the hopes of returning another Kennedy brother to the White House. A film about “Chappaquiddick,” released this month, offers more than a historical retrospective. It reminds us of important truths that lay beneath the tumultuous world of… Read More
In “A Quiet Place” alien beasts descend upon the earth and kill anyone who makes a noise, which proves that one man’s horror movie is another man’s fantasy. The entire world a quiet car? Grisly death for cellphone gabbers, horn honkers, the drunken numskull who yells “Baba Booey” at golf… Read More
Some amazing accomplishments in the faith-based film genre have occurred over the years. Some films have simply used biblical stories as platforms for lame blockbusters — “Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings” come to mind. But others have examined faith in deeply profound ways — and will not soon be… Read More
We’ve only just begun the fourth month of 2018, but already there have been more than a handful of worthy and right-leaning pictures that have made their way to the theaters. This is despite the fact that Hollywood’s become more and more aggressively leftist. Read More
“This was a tough one for us,” filmmaker David A.R. White (shown above left) told LifeZette in an exclusive interview about his latest feature, “God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness,” a film he produced and in which he plays a lead role. Read More
Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a stable condition after undergoing emergency open-heart surgery, celebrity news website TMZ reported Friday. The 70-year-old actor turned activist was in a Los Angeles hospital Thursday to have a catheter valve replaced and developed complications, the gossip portal said, citing unnamed Schwarzenegger sources. Read More
Singer/songwriter, Chris Janson receives his well-deserved induction into the Grand Ole Opry. Read More
Whenever a faith-based film performs well at the box office, many in the industry may be surprised — while the rest of the country is not. This trend continued over the weekend with the release of “I Can Only Imagine.” The movie focuses on singer Bart Millard’s relationship with his… Read More
“It’s really easy to love people who think like you think. It is a very arduous task to treat someone who has polar opposite views with the same dignity and respect with which you would treat a friend,” actor Jim Caviezel told LifeZette in an exclusive interview by phone about… Read More
The award-winning motion picture Unbridled is set for nationwide Cinema release on Friday, April 27, 2018, to tell the real-life stories of a horse center that pairs abused women with rescued horses, resulting in mutual healing. Read More
“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” – Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association Enter Dr. Paul Kersey, devoted family man-turned-ruthless vigilante in “Death Wish.” Director Eli Roth (“Hostel”) reboots the classic 1974 revenge drama with… Read More
Tomlin’s ‘Good Friday Nashville’ to again donate net proceeds to Tennessee Kids Belong. Read More
Five-time Grammy nominee, Hunter Hayes, releases the final installment of his mini-movie Pictures at a red carpet event at Regal Cinemas in Nashville, February 14. Read More
Lucasfilm announced plans Tuesday for a new series of “Star Wars” films made by the team behind “Game of Thrones,” as it seeks to build on the lucrative sci-fi franchise. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series, will write and produce new films… Read More
Chris Tomlin and friends to host second annual ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concert at Bridgestone to benefit Tennessee Kids Belong. Read More
Robert Davi’s background would make most actors blush. He’s been a part of two films (“The Goonies” and “Die Hard”), he’s been a Bond villain (“License to Kill”), and he’s been involved with some of the world’s most popular franchises (“The Expendables 3” and “Predator 2”). Read More
LOS ANGELES — The 2018 Oscar nominations are out and “The Shape of Water” leads the field with 13 nominations. “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” were also among the top nominees with 8 and 7 nominations each, respectively. Read More
“12 STRONG” – 3 stars – Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Trevante Rhodes, William Fichtner; R (war violence and language throughout); in general release Once it gets past a few early stumbles, Nicolai Fuglsig’s “12 Strong” shapes up to be a dramatic and exciting war film. Based on the… Read More
“I didn’t want a movie that felt like homework,” producer Mickey Liddell told LifeZette in an exclusive interview about his upcoming film “Forever My Girl,” which hits theaters on Friday. The movie is in the vein of Liddell’s earlier work, through his company LD Entertainment, in that it harkens back… Read More