Nancy Wu

  • 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
  • Telluride Film Review: ‘Heart of a Dog’

    Dogs have clearly become an avant-gardist’s best friend. First Jean-Luc Godard delivered a funny 3D valentine to a pooch named Roxy Mieville in “Goodbye to Language,” and now the New York-based musician/performance artist Laurie Anderson has woven a tide of personal stories, insights and…

    Variety
  • 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
  • Plot twist director Shyamalan goes for horror in 'The Visit'

    The movie tells the tale of two children who go to visit their grandparents, played by Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie, but the elderly couple's strange behavior begins to scare them. The movie also features some humor to relieve the tension -- a technique Shyamalan said was inspired by fellow…

    Reuters
  • 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
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    Star Wars fans feel merchandise force

    Star Wars fans feel the force of Disney merchandising as a new generation of intergalactic toys to mark the latest movie goes on sale around this planet. Grace Pascoe reports.

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  • 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
  • An interview with Alex Gibney, director of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

    When Alex Gibney premiered Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine at SXSW, a group of Apple employees in the audience walked out. In March, our own Bryan Bishop called it an "unflinching look at the emotional shrapnel people took when they were part of Jobs’ life," and that focus sets it apart from the…

    The Verge
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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."

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  • 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
  • Tom Hardy takes on London gangster Kray twins in 'Legend'

    British actor Tom Hardy delves into the criminal world in "Legend", taking on not one but two roles as the notorious London gangsters the Kray twins. The "Mad Max: Fury Road" star plays both Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the biopic about the feared duo, who built up a criminal empire in the 1950s and…

    Reuters
  • Netflix makes big splash in Venice's film lagoon

    By Michael Roddy VENICE (Reuters) - Venice may be the world's oldest film festival, but this year it is pioneering what may well become the future of cinema as Netflix screens two films here, one of them its first feature and a contender for the top prize. "Beasts of No Nation" stars Idris Elba --…

    Reuters
  • Restless nights? Smart devices may help ease you through the twilight hours

    Samsung's Sleep Sense can be placed underneath the mattress at night where it can monitor heartbeat, breathing and movements. Data is transmitted to a tablet, where it will be ready for analysis over breakfast, the head of Samsung's digital products, Yoon C. Lee, said. Sleep Sense could also be…

    Reuters
  • 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. ...

    Associated Press