Shannon McDonough

  • Superman's Dark Past

    Since the official teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online in April, fans and critics alike have been discussing the kind of Superman Zack Snyder is going to depict in his Man of Steel sequel. The controversy stems from Snyder’s decision to cast Superman as a brooding,…

    The Atlantic
  • Cannes Film Review: ‘I Am a Soldier’

    When a certain school of social realism is dutifully imitated, what degree of authenticity remains? That's a question prompted by Laurent Lariviere's diverting but derivative debut feature.

    Variety
  • Cannes Film Review: ‘Masaan’

    “Masaan” is a heartfelt yet overambitious tale of class and gender inequality in contempo India, in which debuting helmer Neeraj Ghaywan can’t overcome script and editing weaknesses.

    Variety
  • Icelandic film on sheepfarmer brothers wins Cannes 'Regard' prize

    By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - An Icelandic movie about two sheepfarming brothers who have not spoken in 40 years but are brought together by an outbreak of a disease that threatens their flocks won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. "Hrutar" (Rams) by…

    Reuters
  • How Director Rick Famuyiwa Grew ‘Dope’ – Cannes Q&A

    Rick Famuyiwa is one of the most profitable voices in African American cinema at the box office with such titles as  The Wood ($6M cost, $25M domestic)  and Brown Sugar ($8M cost, $27.4M domestic). However, when he went to shop his comedy Dope about a high school senior's zany mission to escape…

    Deadline
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    Michael Caine At The Cannes Film Festival

    Michael Caine, who is starring in 'Youth' which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival also sat down with us there to chat about the film.

    Celebrity Wire
  • ‘Criminal Minds’ Star Gary Sinise Talks Taking Action for Veterans

    On the latest “PopPolitics,” Gary Sinise talks about his upcoming CBS series “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” and his work for military veterans that has in many ways overshadowed his entertainment career. Sinise and Joe Mantegna co-host Sunday’s National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, which…

    Variety
  • Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor Star in Crime Thriller 'The Secret in Their Eyes'

    The big screen crime thriller The Secret in Their Eyes features an impressive cast that includes established stars like Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts as well as exciting new talent

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  • Powerful Cannes film 'Mediterranea' humanizes migrants

    CANNES, France (AP) — It may be the most topical film at Cannes — but "Mediterranea" — a searing account of a desperate African migrant who travels by boat from Burkina Faso to Italy — is not just pulled from the headlines.

    Associated Press
  • Stop freaking out over AI: 'Tomorrowland' writer

    The co-writer of Disney's "Tomorrowland" says Hollywood's fascination with high tech is a reflection of society's uneasy co-existence with technology.

    CNBC
  • Memorial Day Movie Viewing Guide: Wrap Staff Picks Favorite Military Movies (Photos)

    As Americans prepare to take a well-deserved day off from work to remember the servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives for this country during times of war, TheWrap remembered their favorite movies tackling the tough topic. Some are fun, some are sad, but all are classics that are…

    The Wrap
  • How to Make a Portfolio of Media Companies

    Let’s talk about two different types of media stocks.

    Motley Fool
  • Cannes: Kino Lorber Scoops U.S. Rights to Jia Zhangke’s ‘Mountains’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Beating several distribs to the chase, Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to “Mountains May Depart,” the episodic drama by Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke. The film played in competition Wednesday in Cannes. The film is sold by France’s MK2, which represented the director’s previous picture “A Touch…

    Variety
  • Box Office: 'Tomorrowland' Imagines Weak $9.7M Friday, 'Poltergeist' Scares Up $9.35M

    Walt Disney's Tomorrowland earned $9.737 million on its opening Friday. That includes $725k from limited Thursday previews. Long-story short, that's not a great number. The $190m original fantasy stars Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Raffey Cassidy, and Hugh Laurie in a story about a young girl…

    Forbes
  • Tom Hanks to Headline Drama 'A Hologram for the King'

    Tom Hanks will star in the big screen drama A Hologram for the King, set in the Middle East. Hanks will portray washed-up businessman Alan Clay, who is struggling to reinvent

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  • 5 Hollywood Rumors: Which Big Actor is Marvel Casting?

    Here's all the rumors from the week, from Marvel to 'Fifty Shades.'

    The Cheat Sheet57 mins ago
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    Cannes: Stars Talk Packing for the Cannes Film Festival

    Cannes stars talk packing for the festival and what they search for in google.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Fassbender, Cotillard in 'Macbeth' close Cannes race

    A version of "Macbeth" starring a "dream team" of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard closed the Cannes Film Festival's competition on Saturday, with many critics swooning for the visceral blood-and-betrayal movie. Directed by an Australian, Justin Kurzel, and shot on location mostly in…

    AFP Relax News