Keiko Takeshita

  • Andy Serkis’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens character revealed, and he looks angry

    Andy Serkis will play a character called Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to a post on the official Star Wars website today. You can see Serkis, as photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, in motion capture gear above. Lupita Nyong’o will also play a…

    Polygon
  • ‘Fast and Furious 8′ Looks Like It’s Going to be Bloody, Set in New York

    Vin Diesel and Ludacris just opened the longest tease campaign ever. That’s right, with Furious 7 still showing in select theaters and not even two full months after its release, two of the stars of the massively successful franchise posted on Instagram about part eight. Already. Fast & Furious 8…

    Boldride
  • Chris Pratt Teaches Son Pledge Of Allegiance; Moment Captured In Adorable Video

    Chris Pratt continues to impress. Just days after posting a blog pre-apologizing for anything he might accidentally say on the media tour for "Jurassic World," the actor shared a touching video showing him in a father-son teaching moment. The 34-second clip posted on Facebook on Wednesday, showed…

    Access Hollywood
  • ‘American Sniper’ Shoots to the Top of the Home-Video Charts

    Warner Bros.’ “American Sniper,” the controversial war drama from Clint Eastwood that grossed nearly $350 million in U.S. theaters, easily topped the national home video sales charts its first week in stores, snagging the No. 1 spot on both Nielsen VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart and dedicated…

    Variety
  • Film Review: ‘Sunset Edge’

    Rummaging around dilapidated rural environments like a bemused visitor to a foreign world, “Sunset Edge” affects a “George Washington”-cum-“Gummo” guise — and a guise it is, as writer-director Daniel Peddle’s debut feature is as uninterested in examining its chosen milieu as it is in fashioning…

    Variety
  • This Pizza Hut Box Turns Into a Movie Projector

    It makes sense anyway, right? Tired from a long week of working and chasing after the kids, you don't feel like cooking and order a pizza for delivery. Then you turn on your Roku (or DVD player, if you're Methuselah) and enjoy a movie with your pie.

    Eater
  • ‘Aloha’ Review: Cameron Crowe Fights Bad Buzz, Summer Tentpoles With Hawaii-Set Romantic Comedy

    If ever there was a movie that came to its release date with what affectionately is known in the industry as  bad buzz, it’s Cameron Crowe’s romantic comedy  Aloha. Of course, it didn’t help that Sony was hacked and negative comments went viral in leaked emails from then-studio head Amy Pascal…

    Deadline
  • The 11 Greatest Ways That Disaster Movies Have Tried to Destroy the World

    This weekend, Dwayne Johnson will try to save California from “The Big One” (that is: the earthquake we all know is going to hit eventually, but we still live here anyway) in San Andreas. California isn’t technically the whole world, but for anyone who lives in Los Angeles, it might as well be.…

    ETonline
  • ‘The Bronze’ Pushed to October to Avoid Summer Comedy Crush (EXCLUSIVE)

    “The Bronze,” a raunchy comedy about a troubled Olympic gymnast, will try to stick the landing next fall. Relativity Studios is moving the film from July 10, 2015, when it was slate to debut in limited release, to October 16, 2015. It will once again debut in a limited cluster of theaters before…

    Variety
  • Keke Palmer Joins ‘Grease: Live’ On Fox

    Keke Palmer has landed a role in Grease: Live, Fox's upcoming live production of the popular musical, set to air on January 31, 2016. She’ll play the sassy Pink Lady “Marty Maraschino”, alongside Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens. Broadway writers Robert Cary ( Anything but Love, Ira & Abby) and…

    Deadline
  • Graham Moore-Marc Forster Outbreak Drama Gets 10-Episode NBC Series Order

    Writer Graham Moore, whose first feature, The Imitation Game, earned him an Oscar, is making another debut, as TV series creator. NBC has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to a drama from Moore, World War Z director Marc Forster and Endemol Shine Studios. The untitled thriller (fka…

    Deadline
  • Evolution Media Ups Alex Baskin To Partner, Expands Creative Team

    Evolution Media ( Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Botched) has promoted Alex Baskin to Partner as part of an expansion of the production company’s creative team. In his expanded role, Baskin will continue to oversee Evolution’s development team and provide creative oversight for all Evolution…

    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
  • Google wants to put 360-degree action movies on your phone

    "Fast & Furious 6" director Justin Lin has a new film out, but, in this one, you get to...

    Business Insider
  • Quaking: LA's Earthquake Expert Livetweeted the Premiere of San Andreas Last Night

    Guess the San Andreas Fault would not split open. Sorry. Los Angeles is constantly being destroyed on film, but the action flick San Andreas goes all out, making it "one of the faker movie disasters to ever hit Los...

    Curbed LA
  • Composer Gives ‘American Horror Story’ ‘Queens’ Music to Scream By

    When showrunner Ryan Murphy needed a composer to replace the exiting James Levine on “American Horror Story,” producer Alexis Woodall thought of Mac Quayle, who had been an assistant composer on Murphy’s HBO movie “The Normal Heart.” “They wanted to go in a new direction for ‘Freak Show,’ ” says…

    Variety
  • ‘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. Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals scored an almost 3-year NBA…

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