'Death on the Nile' tops a quiet box office weekend
Film Review - Death on the Nile This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Death on the Nile." After considering other avenues, reportedly including reshooting parts of the film without Hammer, Disney opted to release “Death on the Nile” as it was — albeit with less fanfare on a weekend the film industry often yields to football. The $90 million film, which also stars Gal Gadot, Emma McKay and Branagh, reprising his role as detective Hercule Poirot, had once seemed a reliable money-maker. “Death on the Nile” added $20.7 million in international receipts. "Death on the Nile," $12.8 million.wftv.com
'Death on the Nile' tops a quiet box office weekend
Hollywood’s Super Bowl weekend largely fizzled with the muted debut of Kenneth Branagh’s long-delayed Agatha Christie whodunit, “Death on the Nile,” a tepid reception for the Jennifer Lopez romantic-comedy “Marry Me” and modest box-office bumps for Oscar nominees.
Dunst, Miranda, Cumberbatch, Questlove react to Oscar nods
I just decided to do it, and it was not a regretful decision, I’m really, really glad I did. And so it’s truly a blessing.” — Troy Kotsur, best supporting actor nominee for “CODA.” He is the second deaf actor to receive an Oscar nomination. — Maggie Gyllenhaal, nominated for adapted screenplay for her writer-directorial debut “The Lost Daughter,” which also received nods for best actress (Olivia Colman) and best supporting actress (Buckley). So I’m really happy about that.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose song “Dos Oruguitas” from the animated film “Encanto” is nominated for best original song. — director Reinaldo Marcus Green, whose film “King Richard” earned Oscar nominations for best picture, original screenplay, best actor, best supporting actress, film editing and original song.wftv.com
Couples, deaf actors, and an unlikely singer mark Oscar noms
Cruz, who has been married to Bardem since 2010, was nominated for best actress for "Parallel Mothers" while Bardem got a best actor nod for "Being the Ricardos." They were nominated in the supporting categories for playing a married couple in "Power of the Dog." Four of the five best supporting actor nominees are first-timers: Ciarán Hinds, Troy Kotsur, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. He was nominated Tuesday for best picture, best director and best original screenplay, and has previously been nominated for best actor, best supporting actor, best adapted screenplay and best live action short. DIANE WARREN, AGAIN AND AGAINAt this point it would be more notable if Diane Warren weren't nominated for an Oscar.wftv.com
Kirsten Dunst, Questlove, other nominees react to Oscar nods
I just decided to do it, and it was not a regretful decision, I’m really, really glad I did. And so it’s truly a blessing.” — Troy Kotsur, best supporting actor nominee for “CODA.” He is the second deaf actor to receive an Oscar nomination. “The reason why at the end of the day I’m really joyous about this celebration, especially with this Oscar nomination, is that my only intention with this film was to restore history,. — director Reinaldo Marcus Green, whose film “King Richard” earned Oscar nominations for best picture, original screenplay, best actor, best supporting actress, film editing and original song. So it was definitely a great morning.” — Adam McKay, whose film “Don't Look Up” received a nomination for best picture.wftv.com
How Did ‘Death on the Nile’ Become Such a Publicity Nightmare?
20th Century StudiosIf Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express felt a little queasy to watch thanks to Johnny Depp, the director’s follow-up, Death on the Nile, seems downright noxious. The second of Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptations, the film stars a who’s-who of embattled celebrities—a collection of scandals that threatens to overshadow the handily executed (if somewhat predictable) Hercule Poirot murder mystery. But in contrast to films like Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwnews.yahoo.com
'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' fuel Thanksgiving box office
Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney’s “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas.
Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds savor their moments in 'Belfast'
“And I said yes.”In "Belfast," Branagh reconstructs a poignant and pivotal moment from his childhood. And while the love is already being spread around to Branagh's cast, the film, perhaps, glows brightest when Dench and Hinds are on screen. Dench, one of the few stars of “Belfast” who isn’t Irish, is a Brit from York (though her mother was from Dublin). As played by Hinds, Pop is both sage and mischievous. “I go to work.”The memories dredged up by “Belfast” have affected both Hinds and Dench in different ways.wftv.com
Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' wins TIFF People's Choice Award
Canada TIFF Belfast Director Kenneth Branagh, right, and actor Jamie Dornan walk the red carpet as they promote the film "Belfast" during the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. The previous nine winners have all gone on to secure a best-picture Oscar nomination, as have 13 of the last 14 People's Choice prizewinners. “Belfast,” which first premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, draws from Branagh's own childhood in Belfast. Both “Dune” and “Spencer” didn't make themselves eligible for the People's Choice Award, which required both an in-person screening and availability on the festival digital portal. The People's Choice award for documentary went to E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin's "The Rescue," a non-fiction account of the 2018 mission to rescue the trapped youth soccer team from Thailand's Tham Luang cave.wftv.com
Toronto Film Festival to open with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
The adaptation of the Broadway hit and Tony-winner “Dear Evan Hansen,” Edgar Wright’s ’60s London themed “Last Night in Soho,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” are just a few of the major films coming to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. Ten of Disney's top films shuffled release dates Wednesday, uprooting several of the company's major fall releases. The Scarlett Johansson Marvel movie “Black Widow,” last set for Nov. 6, heads to May 7 of next year. That was the date set for “West Side Story,” but Spielberg's musical will instead debut in December 2021. Given the interconnected nature of Marvel releases, the latest delay of “Black Widow” had a domino effect on other films.
New this week: Spike Lee flick, 'Artemis Fowl,' Norah Jones
This image released by Netflix shows, from left, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo and Jonathan Majors in a scene from the Spike Lee film "Da 5 Bloods." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIESDa 5 Bloods: Its always the right time for a Spike Lee joint and thankfully Netflix has his latest ready to debut Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONGabrielle Union, engaged in a battle with NBC over her firing from Americas Got Talent, is firmly in control on L.A.s Finest, the drama she produces and stars in with Jessica Alba. Also back are closeted man of the cloth Leonard (Al Weaver) and Tessa-Peake Jones as an indispensable if stern housekeeper.
Marvel remakes release calendar; 'Mulan' moves to late July
The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule, moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies. Black Widow, which had been set to kick off the summer movie season, will now open Nov. 6. “Black Widow,” the Marvel entry starring Scarlett Johansson, had been set to kick off the summer movie season. Such delays have unique ramifications for Marvel movies because of their interconnection. On Thursday, the Walt Disney Co. announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California.
Kenneth Branagh co-writes song for 'Orient Express' that you'll never forget
With a huge presence in front of and behind the camera, Branagh's fingerprints are all over "Murder on the Orient Express," including the area of songwriting, a place he's only ventured to once before. Now, with "Murder on the Orient Express," Branagh has put his pen to paper once again for the lyrics to "Never Forget," the haunting end credits song for which Doyle wrote the music. In a phone conversation with the actor-filmmaker this week, Branagh discussed "Never Forget," an ethereal ballad sung by his co-star Michelle Pfeiffer. The song serves as an elegy for the tragic loss of a character at the heart of the film's narrative. "It reminded me of moments in my youth when I used to hear my granny get upset," Branagh recalled.
Sneak peek of Disney's live action "Cinderella"
Sneak peek of Disney's live action "Cinderella" Kenneth Branagh is in the director's chair for the live-action adaptation of "Cinderella." The story stays true to Disney's 1950 animated version. But, as Suzanne Marques reports –the fairy tale is getting a modern makeover.cbsnews.com