The 60th New York Film Festival opened Friday night, with the North American premiere of "White Noise," Noah Baumbach's adaptation of Don Delillo's 1985 darkly-humorous novel of a consumerist society confronting an environmental disaster. This year's edition, showcasing 120 films from 40 countries, features premieres starring Cate Blanchett, Woody Harrelson, Anne Hathaway, Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet, Sigourney Weaver, Claire Foy, Vicky Krieps, and Michelle Williams. Among the noted directors whose works are on display are Martin Scorsese (the David Johansen music documentary "Personality Crisis: One Night Only"), James Gray ("Armageddon Time"), Luca Guadagnino ("Bones and All"), Kelly Reichardt ("Showing Up"), Sarah Polley ("Women Talking"), Claire Denis ("Stars at Noon"), and James Ivory ("A Cooler Climate"). In a major switch, veteran documentarian Frederick Wiseman, known for his hours-long, fly-on-the-wall observational films (such as "High School," "Central Park," … [Read more...] about 2022 New York Film Festival: Cancel culture, class wars, and existential dread
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Enlarge this image Kate McKinnon, pictured in March, is one of the cast members leaving SNL. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Kate McKinnon, pictured in March, is one of the cast members leaving SNL. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Saturday Night Live said goodbye to four longtime cast members this weekend as the show wrapped its 47th season. Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson are all leaving the show, marking a major exodus of talent at the end of a season that boasted the biggest cast in SNL history. All of the departing cast members had been on the show for eight years or longer. For her sendoff, McKinnon brought back a favorite character, alien abductee Colleen Rafferty, for a recurring "Close Encounters" sketch in the show's cold open. This time, McKinnon boards the spaceship with extraterrestrials, bidding farewell to the audience. "Well, Earth, I love ya," … [Read more...] about ‘SNL’ sends off longtime cast members
CBS is set to launch a new reality dating series this fall that is inspired by a 1970s classic. The Real Love Boat will see contestants searching for "the one" while on a Mediterranean voyage. Who is in the cast of The Real Love Boat? Contestants who will set sail on the Mediterranean voyage include: Michael Gonzalez , 35, from New York and Los Angeles, California. Daniel Cooper , 25, from Atlanta, Georgia. Brett De Laura , 36, from Dana Point, California. Emily Stone , 24, from Colgate, Wisconsin. Brooke White , 34, from Los Angeles, California. Marty Hassett , 33, from Charlotte, North Carolina. Jordan Malabanan , 26, from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Shea-Lynn Noyes , 28, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Forrest Jones , 30, from Houston, Texas. Nicole Wong , 28, from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Nathan Kroger , 24, from Cincinnati, Ohio. Alisa Shah , 24, from San Diego, California. Read More on Reality TV … [Read more...] about Who is in The Real Love Boat cast?
October 02, 2022 - 14:19 BST From Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical to the Knives Out sequel to The Wonder and Empire of Light here are our top picks of the Venice films worth watching London Film Festival is just around the corner and we can't wait to see Hollywood's biggest and brightest descend on the UK capital. MORE: 7 brilliant must-watch films coming out in cinema and streaming this week All the films premiering at the festival are set to arrive in cinemas (and some on streaming sites) in the coming months for every film fanatic to check out for themselves. But which are worth watching? Here are our top picks of the ones not to be missed… Loading the player... WATCH: See the official full-length trailer for Harry Styles' My Policeman Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical What's it about? Matilda, an extraordinary girl armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand … [Read more...] about London Film Festival 2022: The Wonder, My Policeman, Matilda and more films we can’t wait to watch
Marvel director James Gunn is speaking out about what it was like to be temporarily canceled for old tweets. In 2018, Disney fired the writer/director, best known for his work on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films and DC’s upcoming “Suicide Squad,” after Twitter users unearthed past remarks where he made jokes about pedophilia and rape. Among the posts between 2008 and 2011 that landed Gunn in hot water: “I like when little boys touch me in my silly place” and “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being raped!’” After the Guardians cast protested Gunn’s firing, however, Disney rehired him less than a year later. In a wide-ranging July 14 interview with The New York Times , Gunn called that period “unbelievable.” “For a day, it seemed like everything was gone. Everything was gone,” Gunn said. “I was going to have to sell my house. I was never going to be able to work again. That’s what it felt like.” … [Read more...] about Marvel Director James Gunn Addresses his Temporary Cancellation, Defends Cancel Culture as Accountability | The Daily Wire