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  1. the gold rush
    How 4 Orphaned Films Earned Oscar Season Heat AnywayThe sheer volume of unexpected studio handoffs this awards season reflects new uncertainties roiling Hollywood.
  2. box office
    Dolittle Is 2020’s First Official MegaflopExperts project a loss of $100 million for Universal — the studio’s second consecutive box-office failure after Cats.
  3. the gold rush
    ‘We Were All Nervous’: How The Irishman’s Visual Effects Team Got the Job DoneThe method to perfecting Martin Scorsese’s de-aged saga involved artificial intelligence, infrared tech, and a mysterious orb.
  4. the gold rush
    Can Avengers: Endgame Actually Land a Best Picture Oscar Nomination?Judging by the movie’s deeply serious For Your Consideration campaign, Disney sure thinks it has a chance.
  5. the gold rush
    An Abridged Timeline of Warner Bros.’ Totally Bonkers Year in Disney’s ShadowThe Burbank studio swung wildly between catastrophes and success. Now it’s looking to Oscar for redemption.
  6. the industry
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Opens to $176 Million, Force Ghosts and AllThe movie failed to surpass the opening-weekend numbers of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. But it’s still on course to make a billion dollars.
  7. the gold rush
    A Historic Battle for the Animated Oscar BeginsThis year, a record number of animated movies are competing against Disney for an Academy Award in the feature category. Can an indie win?
  8. the gold rush
    Bombshell Director Says Minidress Scene Is Most Excruciating Thing He’s Filmed“There were good arguments about how disturbing Roger’s breathing [should] be,” says Jay Roach. “I wanted the breathing to be unmistakably monstrous.”
  9. box office
    Knives Out Marks a Win for the Original Murder-Mystery GenreThe murder mystery just became one of the top-grossing original, live-action movies to debut during the coveted Thanksgiving release corridor.
  10. the industry
    How Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Are Evolving After John Lasseter“I would say, yes, the company’s quite a bit different now.”
  11. behind the scenes
    Trey Edward Shults Says His A24 Movie Waves Is a Panic Attack Followed by a Hug“I wanted the first part to spiritually feel like a panic attack … and then you get on the other side and it’s like the movie gives you a hug.”
  12. the race to animate
    Inside the ‘Absolute Explosion’ of Animation TodayAs rival studios prepare to saturate streaming platforms with animated content, experts say we’re in the midst of a “seismic shift” in the industry.
  13. box office
    Joker’s Unlikely Path to Becoming the Highest-Grossing R-Rated Movie EverEarly in development, studio executives wondered: Does Todd Phillips’s movie even need to be about the Batman villain?
  14. box office
    Parasite Is Getting Rave Reviews. So When Can You Actually See It in a Theater?The Korean film feels somehow ubiquitous and conspicuously absent at the same time.
  15. how mysterious
    The Secret to a Good Mystery Movie? It Isn’t the SurpriseMichael Green, the writer behind Blade Runner 2049 and two Agatha Christie adaptations, reveals the key to resurrecting a whodunit for the screen.
  16. trailer mix
    Lady and the Tramp Trailer: A Dog Adventure More Romantic Than Your Entire LifeAw, they gave the Tramp a Save the Cat moment. Or, in this case, Save the Puppies.
  17. tick tock
    How Joker Became the Most Hated, Loved, Obsessed-Over Movie of 2019“It’s been a trending story for about six weeks now, and that’s a lot more spotlight and attention than a normal film could count on getting.”
  18. box office
    Joker’s Movie Theater Attendance Records Are More Than a Box Office WinAfter a strategic six-week marketing campaign, the R-rated film’s record-breaking opening affirms the superhero genre once again.
  19. box office
    Hustlers Beat the Odds at the Box Office to Become a Rare Non-Franchise HitAfter coming dangerously close to not being made at all, Hustlers proves big for its studio — and Jennifer Lopez.
  20. backstories
    How a Groundbreaking Partnership Behind The Goldfinch Could Alter HollywoodWarner Bros. and Amazon Studios overcame their differences to co-finance a prestigious literary adaptation — an industry first.
  21. d23
    The Force Is Strong With Rey in New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker FootageAt D23, writer-director J.J. Abrams promised fans “an incredibly good time.”
  22. d23
    Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, and Barry Keoghan Are in Marvel’s The Eternals NowChloe Zhao’s maiden outing for the Marvel Cinematic Universe just got more interesting.
  23. icons
    Woof-Woof, Bitch: Here’s Your First Look at Emma Stone’s Cruella de VilLook at! This wig!
  24. d23
    Jeff Goldblum Promises Not to Mansplain in His New NatGeo ShowThe World According to Jeff Goldblum showcases America’s funky uncle going places and trying to figure out the stuff he seems genuinely curious about.
  25. d23
    Star Wars Series The Mandalorian Transposes Samurais and Westerns to Deep Space“I feel the Force is in me. I understand it now.”
  26. d23
    Ewan McGregor to Start Shooting Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ Next Year“We have all the scripts written.”
  27. trailer mix
    Noelle Trailer: Bill Hader Drops the (Snow) Ball, Anna Kendrick Saves Christmas“My dad was Santa!”
  28. the industry
    MoviePass’ Server Breach Shows How It Plays Fast and Loose With User DataThe news comes weeks after another report that MoviePass changed users’ passwords to thwart ticket purchases after the company ran out of funds
  29. backstories
    Inside Richard Linklater’s Complete Rewrite of Where’d You Go, BernadetteAfter years of adaptation issues and delays, Maria Semple’s best-selling novel looks a lot different onscreen.
  30. justice for han
    Jason Statham’s Reverse Heel Turn Was Always the Fast & Furious PlanFrom day one, Fast & Furious filmmakers said Deckard Shaw wasn’t a villain. So what does that mean for Han?
  31. locke & dinkley
    How Ryan Reynolds Wound Up in Hobbs & ShawHe rewrote the dialogue for his cameo appearance, making his CIA character “quasi-obsessed” with Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs.  
  32. box office
    The Bet on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Is Paying OffSony “essentially gave the world away to get a Quentin Tarantino movie.” But does its success really mark a win for original stories?
  33. sneak peeks
    Queen & Slim Director Reveals Early Footage of Her ‘Black Bonnie and ClydeMelina Matsoukas discusses the first 15 minutes of her feature film debut, written by Lena Waithe.
  34. sdcc 2019
    Who Won Comic-Con 2019?Spoiler: HBO did not have the victory lap it hoped.
  35. sdcc 2019
    Supernatural Stars Tear Up Discussing Show’s Final SeasonShowrunner Andrew Dabb teased the series’ end: “If you thought Game of Thrones was bad, just wait.”
  36. sdcc 2019
    Marvel Phase 4: Everything We Know About the Future of the MCUKevin Feige overwhelmed Comic-Con 2019 with a detailed slate of upcoming TV and film projects.
  37. sdcc 2019
    Natalie Portman Will Play Female Thor in Upcoming Marvel Movie“I always had hammer envy,” the actress told crowds at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
  38. sdcc 2019
    Westworld Season 3 Is ‘Headed Into the World of Artificial Stupidity’According to creator Jonathan Nolan, the HBO show’s third season is “a best-case scenario.”
  39. sdcc 2019
    Star Trek: Picard Is Bringing Back Data and Seven of NineCheck out the series’ new trailer, fresh off a Comic-Con stage.
  40. sdcc 2019
    Game of Thrones Star Calls Backlash to Final Season a ‘Media-Led Hate Campaign’Varys had a few things to say at Comic-Con 2019.
  41. sdcc 2019
    No One Wanted to Be in The Witcher More Than Henry CavillHe accrued not one but four swords in an effort to become Geralt of Rivia in the streaming service’s answer to Game of Thrones.
  42. trailer mix
    Here’s the Trailer for 21 Bridges, the Russo Brothers’ First Post-Avengers MovieIf you are the directing duo known for MCU films, you steer clear of caped crusaders in your new movie, but you still cast Chadwick Boseman.
  43. sdcc 2019
    4 Major Takeaways From Comic-Con’s His Dark Materials Panel“I do something quite nasty to a child,” Ruth Wilson says of her character. “It was quite fun, though!”
  44. sdcc 2019
    James Cameron Sent a ‘Rambling Email’ to Get Linda Hamilton Back for Terminator“I sent her a long, rambling email with a lot of reasons why she should do the movie but also a lot of reasons she shouldn’t.”
  45. sdcc 2019
    Comic-Con 2019: Where Have All the Major Movie Studios Gone?Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., and Lionsgate are sitting out San Diego this year. Is SDCC still relevant as a Hollywood marketing platform?
  46. star market
    Who Won Game of Thrones (the Pop Culture Phenomenon)?The fantasy series was gold for nearly every person, place, and broadcaster involved. But who came out on top?
  47. step sequels
    What Summer 2019’s Step-Sequels Can Learn From Spider-Man: Far From Home“Audiences will pay to go to see sequels — as long as they’re good.”
  48. the industry
    Avengers: Endgame Rereleases to Crush Avatar’s Record. Is This How We Live Now?Disney aims to break James Cameron’s $2.78 billion box office record, and it just might work. So is this the new norm for studio films?
  49. box office
    Toy Story 4 Won and Lost at the Box Office. What Does That Mean for Toy Story 5?The third film felt like the last in John Lasseter’s franchise. Then a fourth arrived. What about a fifth?
  50. anna
    Sasha Luss Is a Movie Star Now, and She Doesn’t Think an Oscar Is Too Far AwayBut first, the supermodel will appear in her first leading role in Luc Besson’s delayed spy thriller, Anna.
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