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Why were Chris Miller and Phil Lord fired from Han Solo? Here’s the latest

The Han Solo movie might still be untitled, but with several weeks of production and already-scheduled summer reshoots still to go, the film is now on its third director. The film world was shaken to its core on Tuesday when it was announced that Chris Miller and Phil Lord had left the project due...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:01pm

Holly Hunter wishes mother-daughter roles were as good as in 'The Big Sick'

Maybe the best part of “The Big Sick” finds Holly Hunter at her least happy. She plays Beth, a Midwestern woman who’s rushed, with her aloof husband Terry (Ray Romano), to Chicago to visit their daughter, Emily (Zoe Kazan). That’s because Emily’s in a coma. Doctors...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:42am

Elle Fanning on that fake 'sexy calendar' shoot with Colin Farrell

Elle Fanning swears Sofia Coppola is a regular person. She’s one of our finest filmmakers, the creator of lush and dreamy and uncompromising films like “The Virgin Suicides” and “Lost in Translation.” You’d expect the person who made them to be lofty, poetic,...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:26pm

'Transformers: The Last Knight' makes not a damn bit of sense

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Director: Michael Bay Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock Rating: PG-13 2 (out of 5) Globes Give “Transformers: The Last Knight” credit: It opens with King Arthur. This summer’s other lumbering, endless fivequel, the latest...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:31pm

'The Bad Batch' is one seriously slow cannibal movie

‘The Bad Batch’ Director: Ana Lily Amirpour Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa Rating: R 3 (out of 5) Globes There’s slow and then there’s Ana Lily Amirpour’s “The Bad Batch.” There are many kinds of slow: the films of Andrei Tarkovsky are slow;...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:27pm

Kumail Nanjiani on how the Internet turned everyone crazy

For the record, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon have great relationships with their parents. The couple wrote the dramatic comedy “The Big Sick,” which is based on their lives — specifically on their courtship a decade ago, when a nasty case of the flu plunger her...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:39pm

Watch the emotional first trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Stronger'

The inspirational story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is heading to the big screen this fall courtesy of Jake Gyllenhaal. The Academy Award-nominated actor will play the Chelmsford native, who lost both his legs in the 2013 tragedy, in the upcoming drama "Stronger,"...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:35pm

David Fincher to direct 'World War Z' sequel for Brad Pitt, and we’re obviously ecstatic

"World War Z 2" is official, and Jim Gianopulos, the new studio head at Paramount Pictures, confirmed that David Fincher is on board to direct the World War Z sequel — and, yes, Brad Pitt is reprising his leading role. Gianopulos also revealed that the film is in “active...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 1:53pm

The best movies coming to Netflix in July 2017

Netflix has a big month coming up; it’s as though they’re trying to lure you back indoors, away from the sun. Their siren song comes in the form of movies huge and small, as well as random. In July, they’ve got “Free Willy,” “Best in Show,” Ridley Scott...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:37pm

Ron Howard steps in to save (or ruin) the Han Solo movie

It’s still not clear what happened with the Han Solo spinoff movie: Were directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller let go or did they walk? Or was it a mutual departure? Whatever the case, the directors — of both “21 Jump Street”s and “The Lego Movie” —...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:19am

In Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled,' everybody wants some Colin Farrell

‘The Beguiled’ Director: Sofia Coppola Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell Rating: R 4 (out of 5) Globes The original “The Beguiled” sounds, as they say today, “#problematic.” For starters, it stars Clint Eastwood. Made in 1971, this Southern Gothic...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:14pm

Vice President Mike Pence once argued that Disney's 'Mulan' was liberal propaganda

Mulan, the 1999 Disney movie about a girl who impersonates a male soldier, was greeted with universal acclaim about its release, praised for its multicultural message about female empowerment. But Vice President Mike Pence didn't love it. In fact, he didn't love it so much that he wrote an...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:09pm

'The Big Sick' is a messy comedy in the best sense of the word

‘The Big Sick’ Director: Michael Showalter Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan Rating: R 4 (out of 5) Globes The best scene in “The Big Sick” has nothing to do with the main story. It’s not even funny, though the film is otherwise aces at blending the serious...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:32pm

After the Han Solo movie trouble, should we be worried about 'Star Wars'?

Last night, there was a disturbance in the Force: It was revealed directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left the Han Solo spinoff movie. It wasn’t any ordinary departure: The directors were four months into shooting. In a statement, the pair used the old “creative differences...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:39pm

Kirsten Dunst had fun objectifying Colin Farrell

Want to feel old?  Sofia Coppola’s first feature, “The Virgin Suicides,” was filmed almost 20 years ago. Even Kirsten Dunst is horrified by this. At the time, the actress was 16. (She’s 35 now.) Back then, she was still considered one of the most esteemed child...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:58am

Mark Wahlberg talks Patriots, 'Transformers' and Mayweather vs. McGregor

Mark Wahlberg shipped up to Foxboro on Monday, but it wasn’t to hang out with his Super Bowl-winning pal Tom Brady. The Boston-bred star stopped by the Showcase Live Patriot Place cinema for a special red carpet event and screening of his latest action flick “Transformers: The Last...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:34am

5 spoilers from 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

There’s a lot that happens in “Transformers: The Last Knight.” A lot. It’s all pretty crazy, too. We’ve tried to make sense of it. So here are five big spoilers from the fifth in Michael Bay’s nutso “Transformers” saga. 1) It has all has to do with...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 8:14pm

Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting, because life is unfair

Daniel Day-Lewis has always been known for taking breaks. Five years separate 2007’s “The Boxer” and 2002’s “Gangs of New York”; when his next film, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” emerges in December, it will have been another half...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:32pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Spider-Man, Venom and loving shared universes

There have been conflicting reports about whether or not Spider-Man will appear in the upcoming Sony spinoff films.  If you’re not familiar, Sony has the film rights to Spider-Man, though he’s a Marvel comic book character. Marvel and Sony have a deal that allows Spider-Man to be...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:31pm

Let’s talk about how much Gal Gadot made for “Wonder Woman”

On Tuesday, Elle reported that Gal Gadot made just $300,000 for “Wonder Woman,” a film that is expected to earn $600 million globally this week. Before you start thinking, “Well, what wouldn’t I do for $300,000?” know this — Henry Cavilll, a man with the...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:08pm