Michael McLaughlin

  • Why 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Killed Off the Wrong Character

    We’ve known for a while that not every hero would make it out of Avengers: Age of Ultron alive. Director Joss Whedon warned us as much, and he’s not one to renege on killing off beloved characters. But we still weren’t prepared for the fact that they’d kill off the wrong character! (SPOILER…

    ETonline
  • Challenged by 'Going Clear,' another test awaits Tom Cruise

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions to the Scientology documentary "Going Clear." Bird called it "a very inside reference," but…

    Associated Press
  • The worst thing about Avengers: Age of Ultron is Ultron

    This article contains major spoilers from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Over the past seven years, we've watched Marvel develop the Avengers from the ground up. Their evolution began in 2008 with Tony Stark, whose story became a gateway to introduce us to Black Widow, and then S.H.I.E.L.D. Thor, Captain…

    Vox.com
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    Power Lawyers: The Hollywood Reporter's 2015 Lunch

    'Boston Legal,' 'The Good Wife,' or of course, Gregory Peck, The Hollywood Reporter's power lawyers share their favorite on-screen attorneys at the 2015 Power Lawyer Lunch.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Finally: Boba Fett is getting his own Star Wars movie

    For a “bad guy,” Boba Fett is still one of the Star Wars characters fans like, and many of us would like to see his story. There’s definitely a complex story to be told about the bounty hunter sent to capture Han Solo in the original Start Wars trilogy. Luckily, a standalone Star Wars Anthology…

    BGR News
  • 'The Walking Dead' Star Seth Gilliam Arrested for DUI, Marijuana Possession

    The actor, best known for playing Father Gabriel on the AMC series, was clocked going 107 mph, police claim.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • ‘Penny Dreadful’ Ratings Fall From Season 1, ‘Nurse Jackie’ Rises For Showtime

    Literally bathed in blood, the Season 2 premiere of the John Logan-created Showtime series got a bite taken out of it on Sunday. With 575,000 total viewers watching on May 3 at 10 PM, Penny Dreadful fell 34% from its Season 1 debut on May 11, 2014. In fact, the Season 2 debut of the drama…

    Deadline
  • Watch Our 'In Memoriam' Video for the (Hopefully) Late Jar Jar Binks

    With J.J. Abrams' (joking) announcement that he wanted to off the Gungan goof in 'Force Awakens,' we take time to pay respect.

    Yahoo Movies
  • Why Netflix Content Is Different In Other Countries

    In each country, Netflix offers different shows and movies, and your account will not work when moving between countries.

    Investopedia
  • Producer Brian Robbins to Sell Encino Estate

    Emmy-nominated film and TV writer-director-producer Brian Robbins (“The Royals,” “Awesomeness TV,” “Smallville”) put his gated, one-plus-acre estate in the leafy and affluent Royal Oaks neighborhood in Encino up for sale last month at a hair less than $6 million, and it’s already in escrow with an…

    Variety
  • Discovery CEO: We Didn’t Actually Oppose Comcast-TWC Deal

    It sure didn’t sound that way late last year when Discovery chief David Zaslav said that "everyone should be concerned" about the creation of a “dominant monopsony power,” and that federal regulators should take time to investigate it “very carefully.” Or when Comcast fired back that Discovery had…

    Deadline
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    Box Office Report: May 2nd-3rd

    The Hollywood Reporter's box office report for the weekend of May 2nd-3rd.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • TV Ratings: 'Gotham' Finale Rises, CBS Comedies Hit Lows

    The Fox drama rises to a two-month best while 'Mike & Molly' slips to its softest same-day score.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Jamie Foxx Talks Mayweather-Pacquiao National Anthem Controversy: "In the Arena It Killed"

    The actor was criticized by viewers for what sounded like a poor rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • TV Ratings: Letterman Climbs 75 Percent as Send-Off Approaches

    With a visit from President Obama, 'The Late Show' easily topped Jimmy Fallon among households — though NBC maintained an edge with younger viewers.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 4 Ways Disney Made Itself Into a Franchise Empire

    Slowly but surely over the past decade, Disney has made itself into a veritable empire by buying the golden goose rather than chasing its eggs.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Costumes and replicas, fans fete 'Star Wars' as new release nears

    (Reuters) - From building Lego spaceships to dressing up as Jedi Knights, fans around the world have celebrated Star Wars Day ahead of the release of the much-anticipated next instalment of the galactic space fantasy franchise. In Australia, "Star Wars" enthusiasts built a five-metre wide replica…

    Reuters