Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is keeping Old Hollywood alive in NYC

New York City is full of little gems and hidden treasures, and the quaint yet full of character Metrograph is truly one of them. The Metrograph embodies everything “Old Hollywood” is all about and tries to bring that magical era to life in present day. This Thursday night, the Metrograph will be...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:26pm

Documentary chronicles Harlem teen's life after doing time at NYC's notorious Rikers Island

New York City no longer detains minors at Rikers Island, one of the most notoriously violent correctional facilities in the country — but that rule wasn’t yet in effect when Michael Martin of East Harlem couldn’t post his $40,000 bail. Martin, now 19, spent five months at Rikers when he was 17...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:22am

Everything to know about the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was the secret of every child. Many schools banned the series of grotesque stories due to its nightmare-fuel tales. The contraband was passed between kids, and later read underneath covers with a flashlight. So be afraid, be very afraid: Guillermo Del Toro’s book...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:22pm

What Super Bowl surprises will drop on Sunday?

During last year's Super Bowl, Netflix dropped a surprise teaser for the sci-fi horror film The Cloverfield Paradox. The prequel to the Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane films began streaming as soon as the game clock came to a stop. While the streamer's nonexistent advertising campaign...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:36am

Will there be a Crazy Rich Asians 2?

Critics and audiences are fawning over  the big screen adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 novel, which finally hits theaters this week, and with so much hype over the film, it's made us wonder: Will there be a Crazy Rich Asians 2? The romantic comedy-drama is based off of the first book...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:08pm

'Passengers' is one sick male fantasy —in space!

‘Passengers’ Director: Morten Tyldum Stars: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence Rating: PG-13 1 Globe (out of 5) The best part of George A. Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead” isn’t one of the zombie massacres or any of the gooey headshots. It’s a bloodless...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:25pm

Mary Poppins Returns director on making the most ambitious sequel of all time

Mary Poppins Returns shouldn’t work as well as it does.  Released over 54 years ago, the original is a bona fide classic that is so spell-binding and enchanting, it embodies everything that’s right about cinema. Somehow, though, the Mary Poppins Returns creative team has not only...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:42am

Is Welcome To Marwen a true story? Director Robert Zemeckis talks us through it

It didn’t take long for Welcome To Marwen director Robert Zemeckis to realize that the 2010 documentary Marwencol had all the ingredients for a feature film adaptation.  “I was channel surfing one night and it was playing on PBS,” Zemeckis tells Metro. “After about 15...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 1:53pm

The biggest snubs at the Golden Globes 2019

Last Thursday, the nominations for the Golden Globes 2019 were announced in full. Unsurprisingly, major films and television shows like “A Star Is Born” and “Pose” were out in front with several nods in all the major categories. Just as expected, however, were the major...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 4:44pm

Of the dueling Yves Saint Laurent movies, go not with last year's boringly traditional one but the one that luxuriates in partying

‘Saint Laurent’ Director:Bertrand Bonello Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel Rating: R 4 (out of 5) Globes The story director Bertrand Bonello has been hawking is that when he heard someone else was making an Yves Saint Laurent biopic — last year’s more...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 3:33am

Katie Cassidy, Tate Donovan bring a little Grace to Boston

While many Boston-based films tend to focus on the rougher aspects of the city, Grace, a new indie movie starring Katie Cassidy and Tate Donovan, gives viewers a peek at different side of the Hub. Directed by Bay State native Devin Adair, Grace recently made its U.S. premiere at the Boston...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 11:43am

Stream This: 'The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover' on FilmStruck

‘The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover’ FilmStruck Once upon a time you only needed Netflix Instant (and its by-mail DVD service, too) to feed your cinephilia. That golden age is gone. Since 2012, the online king has lost half of its film content. Not that it was that...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:32am

Fall movies 2018: Your guide to the season's must-see flicks

With the end of Summer officially here, it time to look at some of the films that will be released just in time for awards season. Get the popcorn ready and check out our fall movies 2018 guide.   Bradley Cooper and Lady GaGa in A Star is Born. Photo Credit: Neal Preston.  ...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 3:21pm

Sharknado 6: Everything we know about The Last Sharknado

Author Steve Alten, whose book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, inspired the Jason Statham giant shark movie The Meg, recently spoke to Metro about the possibility of its becoming a “billion dollar franchise.” Judging by the movie’s box office so far, he’s not wrong,...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:33pm

Everything to know about Kesha's new documentary, Rainbow – The Film

Kesha has overcome a lot since her TiK ToK days. She’s dealt with depression and an eating disorder and is still involved in a long-standing, highly publicized legal battle with former CEO of Sony-owned Kemosabe Records Dr. Luke. A new documentary, Rainbow – The Film, gives us a behind-...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:23pm

Everything we know about the Downton Abbey movie

It's finally happening. Focus Features and Carnival Films announced on Friday morning that a Downton Abbey movie is in the works. Here's everything you need to know about the hit series move to the big screen. What is the Downton Abbey movie about? While not much is known about the plot...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:36am

The First Purge: CNN's Van Jones cameo explained

The First Purge, the latest in the Purge horror film series, is here to bring fans another nightmarish look at what America could be in a dystopic future. While the movie is meant to be a fictional portrayal of the U.S. in an alternate reality, fans were surprised to see real-life political...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 5:10pm

The First Purge director on America's real-life purging past and present

The popular Purge horror film series offers a dystopic view of a possible American future, where citizens are allowed to commit crimes as heinous as murder for 12 hours during a yearly ritual of legalized mayhem, meant to curb people's aggressions. The First Purge, which debuts July 4,...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 5:14pm

Kyrie Irving on making Uncle Drew, his first year in Boston and if he'd star in a Space Jam reboot

Considering he already has seven seasons, five All-Star Game selections, an Olympic gold medal and an NBA championship under his belt, it's easy to forget that Kyrie Irving is only 26 years old. While the young Celtics guard is still making his mark on the sport, he’s also getting ready...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:53pm

Is Matt Damon in Ocean's 8? Cameo explained

The new Ocean's flick features a ton of awesome A-list stars, but a lot of fans are still wondering: Is Matt Damon in Ocean's 8? Prior to the film's release this weekend, there's been a ton of speculation over whether the actor would reprise his role as Linus Caldwell in the...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:34pm