Duncan Kenworthy

  • Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

    BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

    Associated Press
  • Netflix losing Hunger Games and even more big movies as Epix deal expires

    Netflix has decided not to renew its agreement with Epix, meaning that movies like Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z, and Transformers: Age of Extinction (well, who really cares about that one) will be gone by the end of September. Studio licensing practices are hard, Netflix says, but it…

    The Verge
  • ‘Les Miserables’ Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21

    Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste has died after falling off his mother’s fire escape. He was 21. Jean-Baptiste made Broadway history as the understudy for “Les Miserables” character Jean Valjean. When Jean-Baptiste stepped into the role, he became both the youngest actor to do so and the first…

    Variety
  • Michael Jordan’s ‘Space Jam’ Uniform to Be Up for Auction

    If you want to be Like Mike, you might be in luck — if you’ve got at least $10,000 to burn. Fans of Warner Bros.’ 1996 movie “Space Jam” can bid on Jordan’s Tune Squad uniform that the basketball star wore during the filming of the live action-toon mix starting Oct. 1 (though beware: “signs... Read…

    Variety
  • The 5 Best Films and TV Series About Hurricane Katrina

    It's been ten years since the storm devastated the Gulf Coast. Here are five amazing films and TV shows that tell the story of Hurricane Katrina, its victims, and its survivors.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Box Office: 'War Room' Stuns With $11 Million, Zac Efron's 'We Are Your Friends' Tanks

    By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to "War Room," lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama "We're You're Friends" and the Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape." Filmed for a mere $3…

    Reuters
  • European Film Industry Focuses on Twin Threats: Netflix and Digital Single Market

    Is Netflix the enemy for European film industry folk? You could be forgiven for thinking so after attending two debates staged by the Sarajevo Film Festival’s industry program, CineLink, earlier this month. The discussions, which attracted a range of movie biz professionals from across South-East…

    Variety
  • Taylor Swift Joined by Avril Lavigne and OMI at San Diego 1989 Concert

    Lavigne's appearance dismissed the notion that she and Swift had bad blood.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hackers Up Attacks On Media, Showbiz

    Computer hackers’ efforts to penetrate and disrupt media and entertainment networks were up sharply in the quarter that ended June 30, major Internet security company Verisign reported. Media and entertainment companies represented 20% of Verisign’s work in the quarter to thwart or minimize attacks…

    Deadline
  • Los Angeles Strikes 2024 Olympic Bid Deal With USOC

    Los Angeles is trying to join London as the second three-time host.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 4 Ways Quentin Tarantino Changed the Way Movies are Made

    Over his lengthy career, Quentin Tarantino has proven himself to belong in an elite tier of directors. In doing so, he's changed filmmaking as we know it forever.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Watch THR's Drama Writers Roundtable With Lee Daniels, Damon Lindelof and More

    THR's Emmy season roundtables air on SundanceTV and stream at THR.com. The shows air Sunday at 8 a.m. PT on channel 557 on DirecTV, 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 11 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC).

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Mill Valley Film Festival to Debut Two Films

    The California Film Institute has announced that the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival will host the world premiere of “A Light Beneath Their Feet” and the U.S. premiere of “Angelica.” The films will both debut on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the CineArts Sequoia in Mill Valley, Calif., and will be followed…

    Variety
  • Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ Casts Ryan Simpkins

    Ryan Simpkins is joining Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the New Line comedy “The House,” in which she’ll play their teenage daughter. Ferrell and Poehler will portray parents who lose the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition and open an underground casino out of desperation.…

    Variety
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  • The Trump Monster from the GOP's Id

    Who remembers the 1956 science fiction classic, Academy Award-nominated film, Forbidden Planet, featuring the likes of Walter Pidgeon and Robby the Robot? To the sci-fi aficionado, it was in a league of its own and according to Gene Roddenberry an inspiration for the Star Trek franchise.Do you…

    Huffington Post
  • Armie Hammer Joins Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’

    Armie Hammer is in talks to join the ensemble of Tom Ford’s next pic “Nocturnal Animals,” starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are also on board to star, with Ford writing, producing and directing. Focus Features is handling worldwide distribution after…

    Variety
  • Rebekah Brooks Will Return To Pre-Scandal Perch At News Corp UK: Reports

    Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch appear to be thisclose again. British press reports Friday said that Brooks has agreed to return to her former post as head of News Corp’s newspaper division, and News Corp wasn’t denying it: “As we ‎have said, we have been having discussions with Rebekah Brooks…

    Deadline