Jonathan Watton

  • Star Wars: Episode 7 -- This Is Who Andy Serkis Plays

    Find out the role the Lord of the Rings actor will play in JJ Abrams' upcoming movie.

    GameSpot
  • 10 Netflix movies you need to watch before they expire in June

    Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Finding decent movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix used to be a huge pain. In fact, just a few short years ago, the bulk of the company’s catalog was filler that most people had no interest at all in watching. That, however, is no longer the case. These…

    BGR News
  • Batman May Appear in ‘Suicide Squad’ After All

    When iconic Batman villains the Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) were announced as part of Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” lineup, fans began to wonder whether Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight might also appear in David Ayer’s supervillain team-up film. Now it appears we may have our…

    Variety
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    Simon Pegg Talks About How To 'Man Up'

    Executive Producer and star of the comedy romance film 'Man Up' Simon Pegg chats with us in London about the film and the unique world of online dating. Listen in.

    Celebrity Wire
  • Tatum O'Neal Reveals A Surprise Fact About Her Sexuality

    In a candid interview with People magazine, Tatum O'Neal opens up about her relationship with son Kevin McEnroe. But it's her revelation about her sexuality that will surprise many fans of the Oscar-winning actress."I like women," O'Neal, whose new film, "She's Funny That Way," is slated for…

    Huffington Post
  • The Big Bang Theory STEM Scholarship Set At UCLA

    The Big Bang Theory helped make scientists look cool on TV. Now the hit CBS/Warner Bris. TV sitcom and its executive producer Chuck Lorre are looking to help foster new generations of scientists with financial aid for low-income college students. Big Bang and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation…

    Deadline
  • Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Pixels’ Parades 35 Years Of Pac-Man

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most…

    Variety
  • Baby Boomers Challenge Media’s Worship of Youthful Demos

    The May rating sweeps are ostensibly a time for networks to put their best foot forward, trying to boost ratings to help affiliates. So what does it say that the survey that ended last week was bookended by events featuring sexagenarians: Bruce Jenner, 65, coming out as a transgender woman in an…

    Variety
  • ‘19 Kids And Counting’ Spinoff May Be Spawned As TLC Wades Through Duggar Mess

    As advertisers bail, petitions abound and the media feasts on the story, the odds of TLC being able to bring back its hit series 19 Kids And Counting without Josh Duggar just got a lot slimmer with a new report that patriarch Jim Bob Duggar initially might not have told that Arkansas state trooper…

    Deadline
  • 'San Andreas': 10 Things Only Dwayne Johnson Can Get Away With!

    If anyone is going to take on the biggest earthquake in recorded history, it has to be Dwayne Johnson – 9.6 ain't got nothing on The Rock! A massive disaster movie about an estranged husband and wife traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco in order to save their daughter in the midst of an epic…

    Access Hollywood
  • ‘MasterChef’ Ratings Rise, ‘Briefcase’ Debut Tops Viewership, ‘500 Questions’ Dips

    The Golden State Warriors secured a long, long desired NBA Playoffs Finals slot last night with a 104-90 win over the Houston Rockets on ESPN, but on the Big 4 it was unscripted that was heating up the opening days of summer. The big boy of Wednesday night was MasterChef (1.5/6) on Fox and it was…

    Deadline
  • Fox Developing ‘Urban Cowboy’ TV Remake with Craig Brewer, Paramount TV (Exclusive)

    Fox is saddling up with writer-director Craig Brewer and Paramount TV for a series adaptation of the 1980 John Travolta-Debra Winger movie “Urban Cowboy.” Brewer is on board to writer and direct the pilot and exec produce the series for Paramount TV and 20th Century Fox TV. It’s eyed as a possible…

    Variety
  • Mattel's New Scrabble Ad Wonderfully Demonstrates There's Magic In Words

    Video Mattel has launched a new film in support of its Scrabble board-game franchise and it's a winner. It has heart, it tells a great story, and best of all it's a product demo. Give it a look and I'll break it down. Great use of storytelling. Let's just start there at the highest

    Forbes
  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter Targeted As Visa, Coke Kick Up Pressure

    Less than a day before FIFA’s elections, beleaguered president Sepp Blatter is facing growing pressure to speak out or resign following Wednesday’s arrests in Switzerland of top executives from the world soccer organization. Major sponsors threatened to take action in response to the crisis. Visa,…

    Deadline
  • California Rebounds Sharply in 2014 Feature Film Production

    Amid rising optimism about California’s status as a production center, producers returned to California last year in a big way as the state became the top site for major feature films with 22 of the top 106 projects, according to a new Film L.A. study. The number of California-made projects — 18…

    Variety
  • ‘Serial’ Seasons 2 and 3 Get Premiere Dates

    Sarah Koenig’s acclaimed “Serial” podcast won’t return for a second season until fall, but a third season is already in the works, premiering next spring. Koenig, the Peabody Award-winning show’s host and executive producer, announced the premiere dates in an email newsletter to subscribers on…

    Variety
  • 'Grace of Monaco' screenwriter dismantles the film in live Tweet session

    "Grace of Monaco" screenwriter Arash Amel let it all hang out in a live-Tweet session dismantling the film, which went through the creative ringer before landing as a dud on the opening night of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

    Hitfix