Category: MONDO

The ‘Saw’ Movies Ranked, From the Original to ‘Spiral’

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While the “Saw” franchise lost some cultural cachet after releasing nine films over 17 years, it’s remained a great party franchise for horror fans. Living and dying by Jigsaw’s gruesome traps, the overarching story has become increasingly convoluted in the pursuit of keeping the elderly (and, midway through the series, dead!) antagonist’s work alive. Originally […]

Robert Eggers’ ‘The Northman’ Gets 2022 Release Date

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Director Robert Eggers’ “The Northman” will release in theaters on April 8, 2022, Focus Features announced on Friday. Universal Pictures International will premiere the film internationally on the same day. Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Björk, the revenge thriller explores the depths at which a Viking prince will […]

Why Hollywood Production Crews Won’t Be Taking Off Their Masks Just Yet

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While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume most typical pre-pandemic activities without wearing a face mask or social distancing, there was an important exception to the agency’s guidance. The national guidelines state that people may go without masks “except where required by […]

‘Profile’ Star Shazad Latif: ‘Every Time I Play a Non Ethnic-Specific Name, It’s a Little Cheer’

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British actor Shazad Latif is ready for his close-up. After a decade of racking up impressive TV credits including “Spooks,” “Toast of London,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Departure,” the actor is currently in the BBC’s “The Pursuit of Love,” Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel, where he stars alongside Lily James. Latif […]

RIP to the 90-Day Theatrical Window

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Pour one out for the 90-day theatrical window. The decades-old staple of the film world slipped the surly bonds of Earth during COVID, perhaps the most consequential example of how the pandemic has upended the cinema business. The roughly three-month timeframe the industry calls the theatrical window, the longstanding agreement between Hollywood studios and theater […]

David White to Step Down as SAG-AFTRA Chief, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland Eyed as Successor

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David White is stepping down as SAG-AFTRA’s national executive director and chief negotiator after 12 years at the head of Hollywood’s largest union. Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA’s chief operating officer, is eyed as his successor. White’s resignation was confirmed following a SAG-AFTRA national executive board meeting on Friday. He is expected to depart within a few […]

Cate Blanchett’s 10 Best Performances

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From the royalty of Elizabeth I to the treachery of Hela, Australian actress Cate Blanchett celebrates her birthday on May 14, and Variety is counting down her 10 best performances of her career (thus far). Beloved by critics, audiences and awards bodies, Blanchett has displayed a career that aspiring actors dream about. From the beginning […]