Mike Pniewski

  • 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
  • Chris Evans Wants to Extend Contract With Marvel

    The actor who plays Captain America wants to continue playing the role at Marvel.

    Comicvine
  • 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
  • James Franco to Teach High School Film Course

    The actor announced on social media that he will be teaching at Palo Alto High School.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • These Two Brothers Are the Hottest New Movie Moguls in Hollywood

    The No. 2 movie in America, War Room, had a budget of only $3.5 million, but made more than triple that in its opening weekend. Second only to Straight Outta Compton, the faith-based film about a crumbling marriage made $11 million its first weekend out, and it's helping turn two brothers into…

    ETonline
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Telluride Cancels Aretha Franklin Doc Screening of ‘Amazing Grace’ (Updated)

    Update 3:51 p.m.: The Telluride Film Festival has canceled Friday night’s scheduled screening of the Aretha Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace” per a U.S. District court ruling in favor of an emergency injunction filed by the singer. Three screenings of the film are slated for release at the…

    The Wrap
  • New ‘Transporter’ movie takes on reigning champ ‘Straight Outta Compton’

    “The Transporter Refueled” didn’t get great reviews, but social media buzz and advance sales suggest it could surprise “Straight Outta Compton,” which remains the favorite to win the box-office title for ...

    MarketWatch
  • I See You -- Thoughts on Workplace Mentoring

    In the movie Avatar, people greet each other with "I See You," In the Na'vi language. "To see" is a cornerstone of Na'vi philosophy. "It is to open the mind and heart to the present, and embrace Pandora as if encountering it for the very first time."I think about the scenes from the movie and the…

    Huffington Post
  • E.J. Bonilla’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Gets November Release

    Singapore-based Vega Baby has acquired North American rights to the New York-set crime film “The House That Jack Built,” Variety has learned exclusively. E.J. Bonilla, Melissa Fumero, Saundra Santiago and Leo Minaya star in the movie, directed by Henry Barrial from a script by the late Joseph…

    Variety
  • How did you get that job: producing hit television shows Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and Louie

    Skidmore studied film, but also worked on more films outside of school than most people I met. The most memorable experience we had with them was the St. Marks episode, which we did as the finale of the second season.

    The Verge
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    Sooraj and Athiya on DID (7 photos)

    The stars of our industry leave no stone unturned when it comes to promotions of their movie. We see them running in and out cities and countries around the world just to reach their target audience. We caught the debutant stars of the movie ‘Hero’ on Dance India Dance.

    Yahoo India Movies
  • NFL Pre-emptions Inflate Nationals Ratings; ESPN Scores With College Football

    There was a lot of football around on Thursday. For one, Tom Brady saw his four-game Deflategate suspension overturned by a federal judge – though the NFL says it will appeal. Then there were those preseason games all over the TV schedule. The Seattle Seahawks ended their preseason run with a 31-21…

    Deadline
  • Steve Jobs documentary: What the reviewers are saying

    Alex Gibney's film opens today. A sample of the early reviews.

    Fortune
  • Anne Hathaway, 32, Is Already Losing Roles to Younger Actresses

    In Hollywood, 32 is apparently over the hill. "I can't complain about it because I benefited from it," Hathaway says. Obviously, Hathaway isn't the first victim of ageism in Hollywood: Earlier this year, Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed she'd been told that, at 37, she was "too old" to the play the love…

    TV Guide