‘Jason Bourne’ Tops Foreign Box Office Charts Thanks to China Debut

Chinese audiences lifted “Jason Bourne” to the top of the box office pack. The action-thriller debuted in the Middle Kingdom this week, racking up a muscular $50 million since launching on Tuesday, while also inspiring reports that the jerky action sequences were making viewers who opted to see the film in 3D feel nauseous. Despite… Read more »

Capone talks IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE (and not being in THOR: RAGNAROK) with star Stellan Skarsgård

Capone talks IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE (and not being in THOR: RAGNAROK) with star Stellan Skarsgård

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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. If you don’t know who the Swedish-born actor Stellan Skarsgård is at this point, I’m not sure there’s much I can do to help you. In fact, it might be easier for me to list the films (and occasional television series) he hasn’t been in in the last 40-plus years. It seems appropriate that the first film I ever remember seeing him in was a 1995 Norwegian-Swedish co-production called ZERO KELVIN, from writer-director Hans Petter Moland, who just happens to have directed the film that got me on the phone with Skarsgård in the first place, the devastating and darkly humorous revenge tale IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE (the two also made two of Skarsgård other finest works, ABERDEEN and A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN). More on DISAPPEARANCE in a second. Skarsgård is one of those rare actors who can easily hold his own as both a lead actor (often in European-made films) and a character actor (often in American-made ones). He has became a favorite of everyone from Lars von Trier (BREAKING THE WAVES, DANCER IN THE DARK, DOGVILLE, MELANCHOLIA, and most recently, the two-part NYMPHOMANIAC) to Marvel Studios (the first two THOR movies, an both AVENGERS films). In between these works, he also worked in such films as the original INSOMNIA; MY SON THE FANATIC; GOOD WILL HUNTING (probably the film where most American viewers first spotted him); AMISTAD; RONIN; TIMECODE; KING ARTHUR; two EXORCIST prequels (DOMINION and EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING) that

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Summer Movie Winners and Losers: A Critic’s Round-Up

In the movie world, the difference between success and failure will always be measured, to a degree, at the box office. But that can’t be the only measure. What follows is a semi-objective (as in: let’s tote up a few numbers and see what they mean) and critically subjective (as in: here’s what was good, whether… Read more »

MTV Video Music Awards: How to Watch Online

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are almost upon us, promising some of the biggest names in Hollywood and music. Want to watch the big show, but not near a TV? Don’t worry: There are options to watch it online. MTV is providing live streams of the event, starting with the red carpet pre-show, hosted… Read more »

‘Team Thor’: See What The God Of Thunder Was Up To During ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Marvel’s Comic-Con 2016 presentation was, by a Galactus-sized distance, the best of Saturday’s Hall H presentations. Along with footage from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, one of the biggest highlights was Team Thor, a hilarious mockumentary put together by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi that shows what the god of thunder was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War. Unfortunately for those of you who couldn’t make it down to…

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Watch Kendrick Lamar Bring Out Isaiah Rashad At FYF Fest

Kendrick Lamar & Isaiah RashadIsaiah Rashad officially announced his proper debut album The Sun’s Tirade on Friday. Last night, during Kendrick Lamar’s headlining set at LA’s FYF Fest, Rashad joined his TDE brother-in-arms onstage to perform his new single “Free Lunch,” with Kendrick serving as his hypeman. Watch below. More »