Late Night: Mindy Kaling’s Comedy, Starring Kaling and Emma Thompson

Positive reviews didn’t help much Amazon’s Late Night, an original comedy from Mindy Kaling. The movie, co-starring Kaling and Emma Thompson, finished in ninth place with $5.1 million after the studio expanded the comedy to 2,220 venues. It debuted in limited release on June 7, 2019, earning a solid $249,654, which brings ticket sales to […]

Shaft (2019): Reboot, Starring Samuel Jackson, Dismal Failure

Warner Bros. and New Line’s Shaft, produced for $35 million, starring Samuel L. Jackson, flopped with a dismal $8.3 million in sales from 2,952 locations. That’s less than half of what box office watchers predicted the follow-up would make in its first three days of release. By comparison, “Shaft,” in 2000, debuted with $21.7 million. […]

Tiger Shark (1932): Hawks’ Pre-Code Melodrama, Starring Edward G. Robinson

Howard Hawks directed Tiger Shark, a pre-Code romantic melodrama starring Edward G. Robinson, Richard Arlen and Zita Johann.

Drak Phoenix: Writer Director Simon Kinberg Takes Responsibility for Failure

Writer-director Simon Kinberg is taking full responsibility for th artistiv and comercial failure of his directing debut, Dark Phoenix, in a candid interview with Kim Masters, host of KCRW’s The Business.

Oscar Scandals: Bryan Singer to Pay $150,000 for Rape Charges by a Minor

Director Bryan Singer will pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that he raped a 17-year-old boy in 2003.
Cesar Sanchez-Guzman filed a lawsuit in December 2017 in which he alleged that the director had sexually assaulted him during a yacht party in Seattle.