Derek Graf

  • Why 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Killed Off the Wrong Character

    We’ve known for a while that not every hero would make it out of Avengers: Age of Ultron alive. Director Joss Whedon warned us as much, and he’s not one to renege on killing off beloved characters. But we still weren’t prepared for the fact that they’d kill off the wrong character! (SPOILER…

    ETonline
  • 'Ant-Man' Poster Wants To Remind You Of 'Iron Man' Poster

    Once again, I am going to spend time writing about a poster, and once again it is merely an attempt to offer some "hot take" analysis while I tinker with something more substantive. Anyway, Walt Disney and Marvel dropped an Ant-Man theatrical poster this morning. It's perfectly fine, with its title…

    Forbes
  • Nicki Minaj Joins ‘Barbershop 3′

    Rapper Nicki Minaj will co-star in New Line/MGM’s “Barbershop 3″ alongside Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer, Variety has learned. Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. of State Street Pictures are the lead producers. Malcolm D. Lee, who directed the “Best Man” movies, is directing “Barbershop 3″…

    Variety
  • Margot Robbie Is Delightfully Frightening as Harley Quinn on 'Suicide Squad' Set

    Margot Robbie looks totally badass on the set of Suicide Squad! Director David Ayer shared the first full cast photo on Sunday, and now we’re getting an even closer look into the colorful world of Harley Quinn. Splash News Robbie can be seen strutting her stuff in full costume on set in Toronto…

    ETonline
  • Austrian charged for singing in film under Hitler portrait

    Austrian prosecutors have charged the owner of a basement filled with Adolf Hitler paraphernalia as a Nazi sympathizer after his collection featured in a documentary film by cult director Ulrich Seidl last year. Re-engagement with National Socialism has been a crime since 1947 in Austria, which for…

    Reuters
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    Power Lawyers: The Hollywood Reporter's 2015 Lunch

    'Boston Legal,' 'The Good Wife,' or of course, Gregory Peck, The Hollywood Reporter's power lawyers share their favorite on-screen attorneys at the 2015 Power Lawyer Lunch.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Morgan Freeman Loves Weed

    The Oscar winner sat down to discuss his new film ‘5 Flights Up,’ why he left the Big Apple, and how marijuana is the only thing that can help ease his pain.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • The worst thing about Avengers: Age of Ultron is Ultron

    This article contains major spoilers from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Over the past seven years, we've watched Marvel develop the Avengers from the ground up. Their evolution began in 2008 with Tony Stark, whose story became a gateway to introduce us to Black Widow, and then S.H.I.E.L.D. Thor, Captain…

    Vox.com
  • TV Ratings Nail-Biter: CBS Gaining Ground on NBC as Season Enters Home Stretch

    No new hits and 'The Blacklist's' ineffectual move to Thursday erases a Super Bowl-fueled lead heading into the calendar's final weeks.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Comcast Aims to Improve Its Bad Reputation for Customer Service

    CHICAGO — In a revitalized trendy neighborhood north of downtown is storefront space that takes cues from an Apple store: Gadgets displayed and demonstrated with the utmost enticement. This is Studio Xfinity, a new concept in the testing stage that Comcast hopes will help redefine the local cable…

    Variety
  • Joaquin Phoenix’s 8 Most Memorable Movie Roles

    Here are 8 memorable roles from the eccentric and talented Joaquin Phoenix.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek Talk Binge-watching at ‘Bloodline’ Q&A

    More than a month after all 13 episodes of “Bloodline” hit Netflix, the show’s stars and creators gathered Monday for a screening and Q&A at the Pacific Design Center’s Silverscreen Theater in West Hollywood. Though they portray a dysfunctional family in the series, the “Bloodline” team reunited…

    Variety
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    Box Office Report: May 2nd-3rd

    The Hollywood Reporter's box office report for the weekend of May 2nd-3rd.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Christoph Liedke Joins Wild Bunch Germany

    The former Warner Bros. executive will head up theatrical and home entertainment operations at the group, formed through the merger of Wild Bunch’s German operations withBerlin-based Senator Entertainment.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Disney Q2 Tops With 'Star Wars' Plans Eyed

    Response to the upcoming "Star Wars" movie has "well exceeded expectations," and the rejuvenated franchise presents a "huge opportunity" for Walt Disney's parks and resorts, ...

    Investor's Business Daily
  • ‘Penny Dreadful’ Ratings Fall From Season 1, ‘Nurse Jackie’ Rises For Showtime

    Literally bathed in blood, the Season 2 premiere of the John Logan-created Showtime series got a bite taken out of it on Sunday. With 575,000 total viewers watching on May 3 at 10 PM, Penny Dreadful fell 34% from its Season 1 debut on May 11, 2014. In fact, the Season 2 debut of the drama…

    Deadline
  • Trailer Talk: The Rock's 'San Andreas' Will Be My Wife's Favorite Film Of 2015

    Video There is little doubt that San Andreas will be my wife's favorite film of 2015. The film is a $100 million earthquake melodrama. I'm sure regular readers know this about my wife, but just in case, she is a hardcore disaster porn junkie. She has watched every episode of Air Emergency…

    Forbes
  • ‘Vanity Fair’ Gives Fans a Glimpse of Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o

    UPDATE: It has since been revealed that Adam Driver will be playing the hooded bad guy Kylo Ren. Gwendoline Christie is portraying Captain Phasma (aka the "Chrometrooper"), a member of the First Order, the new evil Empire in  Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Meanwhile, Lupita N'yongo will be playing…

    ETonline
  • 4 Ways Disney Made Itself Into a Franchise Empire

    Slowly but surely over the past decade, Disney has made itself into a veritable empire by buying the golden goose rather than chasing its eggs.

    The Cheat Sheet