Kal Weber

  • 12 Magic Movie Moments That Happened By Mistake

    What should have happened: In a climactic scene of Chris Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’, The Joker (Heath Ledger) casually walks away from the hospital, detonating the bombs he’s planted causing a huge explosion. Ledger never breaking character, stopped, gave the detonator a comical shake, tried the…

    Tom Butler
  • How J.J. Abrams Became Hollywood’s Most Secretive Director

    Hollywood has no qualms about releasing trailers and footage up to a year in advance. But one director is running in the opposite direction of this trend.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Thumbs! What happened to the world's strangest movie parodies?

    Instead of Star Wars, they have Thumb Wars: the story of Loke Groundrunner, a brave young thumb who must save the universe from the Evil Thumbpire. This is the world of Thumb!, a parody series created by Steve Oedekerk (the guy behind Kung Pow! Enter the Fist).

    The Verge
  • Minority winemakers look to change industry's stereotypes

    NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Bertony Faustin didn't set out to be Oregon's first black winemaker. He just wanted to make good wine. But the disbelief that often comes when customers realize a black man owns the winery has worn on him.

    Associated Press
  • Faith-Based ‘War Room’ to Halt ‘Straight Outta Compton’s’ Box-Office Run

    The faith-based drama “War Room” rose up and smote “Straight Outta Compton” on Friday, and is on its way to the Labor Day weekend title with an estimated $13.6 million at a subdued North American box office. The weekend’s two wide openers — the Robert Redford-Nick Nolte comedy “A Walk in the…

    The Wrap
  • Kristen Stewart sci-fi 'Equals' fails to add up for Venice critics

    By Michael Roddy VENICE (Reuters) - With Kristen Stewart of "Twilight" fame and Nicholas Hoult of "X-Men", the science-fiction film "Equals" is sure to have some box-office draw, but it failed to win much critical acclaim when screened in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Stewart and Hoult…

    Reuters
  • Child soldier drama makes Netflix award contender

    "Beasts of No Nation," Cary Fukunaga's child soldier drama, is the first Netflix feature film to be included in competition for a major film prize. Fukunaga spent more than a decade developing his project to make a film about child soldiers, an issue he first became interested in when studying…

    AFP
  • ‘King Of The Nerds’ Cancelled After Three Seasons On TBS

    The reality competition series hosted by  Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong won’t be returning for a fourth cycle. TBS has ended King Of The Nerds after three seasons. Armstrong announced the news on Twitter: Dearest nerds! Deeply sorry to announce that @KingofNerdsTBS will not be returning…

    Deadline
  • Venice Film Review: ‘A War’

    It's a line often spoken in war-at-home dramas, as returning soldiers struggle to relate to unscarred civilians: "You can't imagine what it's like out there."

    Variety
  • Tattooed 'Dance Moms' Suspect Reveals He Sent Maddie Ziegler 11 Packages

    In a jailhouse interview, Phoenix Sundown talked about communicating with the 'Dance Moms' girls in code.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Relativity Bankruptcy: Justice Department Official Argues Against Bonus Pay

    Employee salary bonuses proposed as part of the Relativity Media bankruptcy should be denied because they are designed to retain executives and other workers and not to encourage a more optimal sales price when the company is auctioned Oct. 1, the U.S. Trustee’s office argued in a legal filing…

    Variety
  • 5 Must-See Batman Movies That May Be Under Your Radar

    While you're waiting for the next live-action Batman movie to hit the big screen, get your Caped Crusader fix with one of these 5 animated films.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • #ForceFriday: Disney unveils 'Star Wars' toys amid marketing blitz

    The release of the new “Star Wars” movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing “force” behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. The massive marketing blitz, which Disney has named “Force Friday,” spans all kinds of media and included…

    Yahoo News Digest
  • Google Plans to Bring App Store to China, Without Media Sales (Report)

    Google has plans to re-enter China and give Chinese mobile users access to its Google Play app store as early as this fall, according to a report by the Information. However, the Chinese version of Google Play won’t make media companies a whole lot of money: To appease censors, Google is planning…

    Variety
  • Why IMAX Corporation Shares Dipped 16% in August

    Silence is golden -- except when a quiet news flow makes investors latch on to all the wrong signals that are driving rival stocks lower.

    Motley Fool
  • Tye White Joins OWN’s ‘Greenleaf’; Joe Dinicol In ‘Blindspot’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

    Tye White ( Drumline: A New Beat) has been cast as a series regular on OWN’s megachurch drama series Greenleaf, from Craig Wright and Lionsgate TV. Greenleaf focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch Greenleaf World Ministries, where…

    Deadline
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    How Star Wars Took Disney Shares to Another World

    Sep. 4 -- In today's "Single Best Chart," Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley displays the growth in Walt Disney Company's stock price following the purchase of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars movie franchise. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

    Bloomberg Video