John Ridley

  • Boba Fett escapes his fate in stunning, high-quality 'Star Wars' fan trailer

    After being trapped for 30 years in the Great Pit of Carkoon, infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett makes a death defying escape.

    Hitfix
  • Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends 'Concussion'

    The question surrounds just how hard-hitting is ''Concussion,'' a film due out in December that dramatizes the forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, who uncovered the fatal effects that repeated head trauma has had on many NFL players. After a New York Times report on Tuesday, based on leaked…

    The Associated Press41 mins ago
  • Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will have 'an evening of fun' together this November

    Stephen Colbert is going to interview J.J. Abrams in Newark as part of a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival — and if you want in on the action, you'll have to move fast. Colbert and Abrams' conversation — which is being branded a "celebrity nerd-off" — is supposed to be "a wide-ranging,…

    The Verge
  • Spielberg's DreamWorks to split from Disney - Hollywood Reporter

    Spielberg's take on "The BFG," based on British author Roald Dahl's 1982 book, is scheduled for release on July 1. A spokeswoman for Disney declined to comment. Universal Studios and DreamWorks did not respond to request for comment.

    Reuters
  • Dan Fogelman Dramedy Gets Pilot Order At NBC With ‘Focus’ Duo Directing

    We have the first piece of new development from the 2015-16 broadcast cycle to get a pilot order. In a competitive situation, a dramedy spec by The Neighbors and Galavant creator Dan Fogelman has landed at NBC with a pilot green light. Fogelman has brought in  John Requa & Glenn Ficarra (…

    Deadline
  • China censors approve first film about gay couple

    China has approved for release the first film with gay principal characters, the movie's director said, in what some are calling a breakthrough in the country's heavily-censored media. Director Wang Chao announced on Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, that censors had given "Seek McCartney"…

    AFP
  • SXSW Short ‘Melville’ Being Developed As TV Series Exec Produced By Michael Strahan

    Melville, a 15-minute film which debuted at SXSW 2015 that explores a man struggling with internal fears and the powerful, cathartic way he contends with them, is being developed as a TV series. Michael Strahan, host of Live With Kelly And Michael and a panelist on Fox NFL Sunday, has come aboard…

    Deadline
  • Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods ... An Important Film

    Nick Nolte grabs this film and walks away with honors. Every second that he is on screen is memorable. A Walk in the Woods is a sensitive, delicate, seamless comedy. Not the guffawing laugh fest implied in its horrible trailer. No, A Walk in the Woods will leave you filled with gratitude and warmth…

    Huffington Post
  • Rebekah Brooks Returns to News Corp.

    Rebekah Brooks, the News Corp. executive who came under scrutiny as part of an investigation of the company’s involvement in phone hacking, is returning to the fold in a senior position. She has been named chief executive officer of News Corp. U.K., the same post she held before stepping down amid…

    Variety
  • ‘Black Mass’ Tops TV Ad Spending Charts

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, Warner Bros. put “Black Mass” on top of the TV ad spending list. The Johnny Depp film, based on notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, replaces “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” which dropped to second after…

    Variety
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  • Is Tom Hardy the Next James Bond?

    A betting war is brewing across the pond for who will be the next James Bond. BoyleSports, an online bookmaker based in Ireland, has polled a new contender to take over the franchise, following Daniel Craig’s eventual departure. The name is Hardy. Tom Hardy. “The Next James Bond market has…

    Variety
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    Bryan Cranston on 'Better Call Saul': "It's Like Another Dish Created by the Same Chef"

    The 'Breaking Bad' star shares his thoughts on creator Vince Gilligan's latest television triumph.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Liev Schreiber Says He Wants to be "Old Man Sabretooth" in Next Wolverine Movie

    He's not part of the cast yet so will we see this encounter happen?

    Comicvine
  • 5 Video Game Directors Who Should Make a Movie

    Video games are looking more like movies every year. Why not bring these game makers' talents to Hollywood?

    The Cheat Sheet
  • 8 Stocks to Buy for 'Star Wars' Fans

    The newest film should boost these stocks. Our friends at The Walt Disney Co . can't wait until December. More than three months before the long-awaited "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" ...

    U.S.News & World Report
  • What Movie Should I See This Weekend?

    Preview all of this weekend's new theatrical releases (including A Walk in the Woods, The Transporter: Refueled, and Blind), with Metascores and trailers for each new film. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

    Metacritic
  • The cinematic experience: Summer box office set to make worldwide record

    Dinosaurs, superheroes and rappers have boosted box office receipts in the United States and worldwide, setting 2015 on course to be the largest-grossing year in movie history. “Straight Outta Compton” reigned supreme at the North American box office for a third straight week, with  $13.1 million…

    Yahoo News Digest