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How One Actor Wound Up Playing Charles Manson in Mindhunter and Once Upon a Time

Australian actor Damon Herriman capped off a whirlwind year of creeps by playing Charles Manson twice.
remembrances

The Eternal Light of Peter Fonda

Director Michael Almereyda remembers the irrepressible actor on the set of his vampire film, Nadja.
q&a

Jason Blum Still Wants to Release The Hunt

The Blumhouse Productions founder talks color-blind casting, Hollywood’s future, and why he’d make The Hunt again.
  1. trailer mix
    Bombshell Trailer: The Silence, Stares, and Wigs Say It AllThree blondes walk into an elevator …
  2. the industry
    Spider-Man’s Marvel Cinematic Future in Jeopardy As Disney and Sony Butt HeadsMarvel Studios producer Kevin Feige is stepping away from the Spidey franchise.
  3. backstories
    How One Actor Wound Up Playing Charles Manson in Mindhunter and Once Upon a TimeAustralian actor Damon Herriman capped off a whirlwind year of creeps by playing Charles Manson twice.
  4. trailer mix
    The Antlers Trailer Features a Huge Beast Terrorizing Keri RussellProduced by Guillermo del Toro.
  5. famous plants
    We’re Pleased to Reveal the Two Ferns in Between Two Ferns: The MovieAnd according to Scott Aukerman, we can expect many sequels.
  6. whoa
    Matrix Franchise to Regenerate With Fourth Film Starring Keanu ReevesLana Wachowski and Carrie-Anne Moss are also returning.
  7. bond 25
    The Next James Bond Movie Title Tells Us What Time It IsOr more specifically, what time it is not.
  8. trailer mix
    Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story Gets His-and-Hers TeasersWhoopi Goldberg said marriage “wasn’t for her,” but Marriage Story looks extremely for us.
  9. rereleases
    Spider-Man: Far From Home Extended Cut to Swing Into TheatersSing along: Spider-Man, Spider-Man, four extra minutes of Spider-Man
  10. remembrances
    Peter Fonda’s Hired Hand Is a Masterpiece of 1970s American CinemaIt would have been fascinating to see what the late director might have done had the Western been received as a success.
  11. to the max
    Meryl Streep Is Going to Be in a Steven Soderbergh Movie on HBO MaxShe’s taking a cruise with Candice Bergen and Dianne Wiest.
  12. remembrances
    The Eternal Light of Peter FondaDirector Michael Almereyda remembers the irrepressible actor on the set of his vampire film, Nadja.
  13. trailer mix
    The Underwater Trailer Stars Kristen Stewart Running From a Sea MonsterWell, this is a terrible situation.
  14. movies
    Where’d You Go, Bernadette: The Biggest Changes From the Book to the MovieMaria Semple’s novel versus Richard Linklater’s movie.
  15. backstories
    The Unlikely Story Behind the Year’s Best Intersectional Feminist Vampire MovieQueer audiences are embracing Bit. Here’s how Brad Michael Elmore stepped out of the way to make the movie happen.
  16. box office
    Let’s Hear It for the Boys: Good Boys Comes In Number One at the Box OfficeThe first R-rated comedy to do so since 2016.
  17. obits
    Actor Peter Fonda Dead at 79The Easy Rider star suffered respiratory failure after a battle with lung cancer.
  18. movie review
    Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Nowhere, Damn ItNot even Cate Blanchett can save this out-of-focus adaptation.
  19. controversy
    #BoycottMulan Trends After Star Liu Yifei Supports Hong Kong PoliceThe police force has been criticized for its conduct during protests.
  20. q&a
    Jason Blum Still Wants to Release The HuntThe Blumhouse Productions founder talks color-blind casting, Hollywood’s future, and why he’d make The Hunt again.
  21. vulture lists
    The 12 Best Shark Movies Since JawsThe subgenre has largely remained in Spielberg’s shadow, but it hasn’t lost its capacity to surprise.
  22. movie review
    Good Boys Is Funny Because It’s AbominableSome moviegoers might want to leave the theater and file a lawsuit. I stayed and laughed.
  23. superheroes
    Kevin Hart to Star in Night Wolf Superhero ComedyThe writers of Detective Pikachu are also behind the film.
  24. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for Sundance Stand-Out Refugee Documentary Midnight TravelerThe film will be released in New York on September 18 and Los Angeles on October 4.
  25. interviews
    An Interview With the Stars of Good Boys, My Beautiful Well-Behaved SonsJacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams reveal their biggest fears, and explain what’s no longer cool.
  26. 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.
  27. best of 2019
    The Best Horror Movies of 2019 (So Far)Get in, loser. We’re going to the Underpass.
  28. memes
    The Nigerian Film Stars Behind Some of Twitter’s Greatest MemesIt’s more than just funny clips – it’s impressive list of films and a very famous duo.
  29. trailer mix
    Parasite Trailer: Bong Joon-ho’s Twisty, Thrilling Family DramaThe latest movie from the The Host and Snowpiercer director hits theaters this October.
  30. movie review
    The Kitchen Is an Empty Paean to Girl PowerThe late-‘70s crime flick doesn’t live up to the promise of its premise — or its cast.
  31. trailer mix
    Terrence Malick Avoids War in A Hidden Life TrailerThe drama follows an Austrian farmer who refuses to fight for the Nazis.
  32. trailer mix
    Last Christmas Trailer: Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding Make Some MagicMichelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson also star!
  33. movie review
    Cold Case Hammarskjöld Presents a Conspiracy You’ll Want to BelieveThis tricked-up documentary about a suspicious 1961 plane crash in Zambia reminds you that conspiracy theories make for great yarns.
  34. adaptations
    Awkwafina to Star in Adaptation of The Last Adventure of Constance VerityBased on the novel by A. Lee Martinez.
  35. little women
    Greta Gerwig Calls Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet a ‘Bonfire’ TogetherNow you can be even less calm about the Little Women trailer.
  36. actually...
    Harry Styles Has in Fact Declined the Role of Prince Eric in The Little MermaidEarlier reports of him joining the film were incorrect.
  37. the verdict is in
    Hugh Grant Correctly Says Paddington 2 Was His Greatest FilmHe had six disguises for crying out loud!
  38. trailer mix
    The Little Women Trailer Is Here!Saoirse and Timmy and Meryl, oh my!
  39. party report
    Cate Blanchett on Acting: ‘It’s Time for Me to Stop’Or does she just feel this way after every movie?
  40. following footsteps
    Michael Gandolfini Had Never Watched The Sopranos Before His Prequel Audition“I started having crazy dreams.”
  41. lgbtq rights
    IMDb Changes Its Policy to Allow for the Removal of Birth NamesLGBTQ organizations had previously lobbied the database to allow transgender users to update their profiles with their chosen names.
  42. adaptations
    James Wan to Bring You Heinous Body Horror With The Troop AdaptationWan will produce the screen treatment of Nick Cutter’s book.
  43. casting
    Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf to Play Father-Son Crime Duo in After ExileThe Shia LaBeouf renaissance continues!
  44. movie review
    Brace Yourself for the Devastating Documentary One Child NationNanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s first-person film chronicles China’s one-child policy in infuriating, tragic, grisly detail.
  45. fact check
    Wait, What Is The Hunt Even About?A guide to what we know and don’t know about the plot of Universal’s controversial movie.
  46. trailer mix
    Dolemite Is My Name Trailer: Eddie Murphy’s Comeback Is OfficialOkay, this looks great.
  47. behind the scenes
    There Are Actual Actors Inside Those Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark MonstersGuillermo del Toro and Andre Øvredal explain how they brought the nightmares of your childhood to life.
  48. once upon a time in hollywood
    It’s Time for a Best Stunts OscarAfter 28 years of stuntpeople lobbying the Academy, an annual category for them remains elusive. Why?
  49. oopsies
    Gwyneth Paltrow’s New ‘You Were in a Movie With Me?’ Victim: Samuel L. JacksonWhoops.
  50. controversies
    The Hunt, That Movie About Humans Hunting Other Humans, Won’t Be Released“We understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”
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