MoviePass, the game-changing ticketing service, is shutting down

New York (CNN Business)MoviePass, once a revolutionary ticketing service, is temporarily shutting down on Saturday and it’s unclear if it will return. MoviePass sent shock waves through Hollywood in the summer of 2017 when it dropped its monthly subscription fee to $10 a month, which allowed users to see one movie a day. After that, the service grew rapidly to 3 million subscribers in less than a year. From the start, the surprisingly low subscription fee and surging subscriber base prompted many in the film industry to wonder how sustainable MoviePass’ business model actually was. Helios and Matheson issued a dire warning in April of 2018 about the company’s ability to stay in business. MoviePass eventually raised its prices and …

Hitler comedy Jojo Rabbit primed for Oscars after winning top Toronto award

Taika Waititis whimsical second world war film has won the peoples choice award at this years Toronto film festival, following in the footsteps of Green Book Second world war comedy Jojo Rabbit has won this years peoples choice award at the Toronto film festival, a prize thats seen by many as a major predictor of Oscar success. The film, which follows a young German boy who turns his idol Adolf Hitler into an imaginary friend, is written and directed by Taika Waititi, who also stars in the film. Its described as an anti-hate satire based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens and also stars Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell. Waititis previous films include What We Do in the …

‘Watching an actor play my suicidal younger self’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Matt Haig: “We absolutely never know what sort of person we will be in the future” As Haig puts it, the new play dramatises “the most intense experience of my life and some of the worst days of my life”. The author has had little hands-on involvement in its creation at Sheffield’s Crucible theatre, however. “I’ve given them a relatively free rein,” he says. “The only thing I said as a caveat at the meeting was, ‘You can do what you want with me and Andrea, but please go gentle on my parents’. I’m totally OK with all the warts and all stuff, but with my parents it’s a bit more awkward. “I’ve made …

‘Baywatch’ Star Has Yoga Studio Beef With Meghan Markle

Alexandra Daddario got bent out of shape over  The Duchess of Sussex flew to New York to cheer on stopped in for a workout at Modo Yoga in Manhattan. James Corden on “ The prospect of a more crowded class in a room heated to 105 degrees could work up a stink, fellow guest Jay Duplass said. RELATED COVERAGE George Clooney Warns Ominously That Meghan Markle Is Like Princess Diana Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

Ex-Wales rugby captain Thomas reveals he has HIV

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGareth Thomas reveals he is HIV positive Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to “break the stigma” around the condition. He said he wants to show how people with HIV are misrepresented as “walking around with walking sticks who are close to dying”. He has also spoken about “shame” and “fear” of keeping his condition secret. He completed the Ironman triathlon in Pembrokeshire after making the announcement – cheered on by crowds. He finished the gruelling challenge in 12 hours and 18 minutes with high emotion at times. Image copyright Athena Pictures Image caption Thomas broke down with emotion as he saw his …

Downton Abbey film: 14 things you need to know

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe cast of Downton Abbey discuss going from the small to the big screen It’s been talked about for years and now, finally, Julian Fellowes’ hit ITV period drama is transferring to the big screen. All your favourite characters have returned – get ready for those famous Dame Maggie one-liners – along with a few high-profile new faces, including Imelda Staunton and Killing Eve’s David Haig. The film centres around a visit from the King and Queen, which has got both the Downton household and the village all aflutter. Reviews have been warm if a little underwhelming, with many publications, including The Telegraph, The Sun, The Guardian and the Daily Mail, giving …

The stars of The Kitchen on on-screen equality

Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss talk all-female casts, box-office hopes and Kool-Aid pickles Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish are kicking back in the Warner Bros commissary, discussing an American delicacy that, strangely, does not appear on the menu: I taught them about pickles and Kool-Aid, says Haddish proudly, as her two castmates erupt in squeals of revolted laughter. That shows the true love I have for you, says McCarthy. Because I kept saying no and she kept saying: You have to try it! I was like: I. Dont. Want. To. Do. This. And then the next thing I know, I was eating it and Here, McCarthy, a Saturday Night Live regular and veteran of several blockbuster …

‘Hustlers’ Oscar Buzz Brings Jennifer Lopez To Tears

Jennifer Lopez has been waiting forever to land in Hustlers” just might be the vehicle to get her there.  The singer became emotional when she heard that critics were drumming up the Oscar buzz ― a first for Lopez in her decadeslong career ― during a sit-down with “Today” host Hoda Kotb on SiriusXM radio Tuesday. “I was literally sitting in my bed yesterday and they were sending me all the reviews. I could not believe it,” she continued. “I was crying, me and my girlfriend of 20 years were sitting there and she was trying to film me. I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ You work hard your whole life and you wonder if anybody notices in a sense, on that …

Farmed out to a white family, I became a skinhead: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on his first film

The actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje talks about growing up in Essex and joining a racist gang a story now told in his directing debut, Farming There are some stories that, though they wait half a lifetime, must get told. Seven years ago, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje gave an Lost. Farming, which he had then already been writing and developing for nearly a decade, explored a real-life mystery: it was the incredible story of how he, a young Nigerian boy raised by white foster parents in 1970s Tilbury, Essex, had forged an identity for himself in a violently racist local skinhead gang, and lived to tell the tale. The film, which eventually premiered at the wider release this month. It both dramatises a brutal …

How we made Quadrophenia, by Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash

Riding the scooter along the clifftop at Beachy Head, I got too close and fell off Phil Daniels, played Jimmy I wasnt well when I went for the auditions at Shepperton Studios in Surrey. Id been in South Africa filming Beachy Head. Riding along the clifftop, I got a lot closer to the edge than I was meant to and fell off the scooter a couple of times. I remember the first assistant director, Ray Corbett, telling me: Listen, its the third day. If you fell off that cliff, dyou know what would have happened? They would have recast you tomorrow. Jimmys not a hero, hes just a normal boy next door, and thats what makes him work. He ultimately …

Rare footage of 1972 IRA Queen’s attack revealed

Last week, the Troubles series showed previously unseen footage of Martin McGuinness carrying weapons and taking part in a car bomb attack in Londonderry in 1972. Image caption Two men carrying the bomb used in the attack on the Queens University’s sports hall The documentary also captured IRA attempts to shoot down helicopters in Derry, a Belfast IRA meeting led by Seamus Twomey, who later became the organisation’s Chief of Staff, and the funeral of member Colm Keenan. The IRA killed more than 800 people during the period covered by this week’s episode (1972-78) in which the overall death toll climbed tenfold, from just over 200 dead to more than 2,000. Episode Two of Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret …

Jenny Slate Gets Engaged: ‘I screamed YES’

Jenny Slate took amour to the next level in France. “He took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and i screamed YES,” she wrote on Instagram. The “Venom” star shared photos of their trip, concluding with a solo shot of her flashing the engagement ring. The Hollywood Reporter noted. Shattuck, a curator at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, also posted about their big announcement. RELATED… Jenny Slate To Give Graduation Address To Just One Student The First 'Venom' Trailer Is Here, And Spider-Man Better Be Scared To Better Understand Herself, Jenny Slate Endured Goat Poop And 'Ghost-Daddies' REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of …

Steve Carell helped Kelly Clarkson start her talk show with an epic homage

(CNN)Kelly Clarkson knows how to start a talk show with a bang — well, a scream. His bellow of Clarkson’s name comes from a scene in the film where his character gets his chest waxed and screams the “American Idol” winner’s name in pain. Carell’s cameo was not announced prior to the show’s airing. So, if this brings you half as much joy as it seemed to bring the audience, happy Monday. “The Kelly Clarkson” show airs weekdays in syndication. Original Article : HERE ;

‘It: Chapter Two’ has big weekend, but doesn’t match record opening of the original

New York (CNN)“It: Chapter Two” had a monster weekend, but it came up short of the record-setting success of its predecessor. “Chapter Two” had a strong opening, but its lengthy run time could have held back its ticket sales. The film clocks in at two hours and 49 minutes, roughly 35 minutes more than the first. Longer films usually mean fewer showtimes and that can mean less money at the box office. “The original set the box office bar so high for the horror genre, so that’s hard to live up to,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore (SCOR)told CNN Business. “And just as a practical matter, it likely had less showtimes due to its length. That hurts its …

Michael B. Jordan Says He Felt A ‘Huge Responsibility’ With His ‘Just Mercy’ Role

Michael B. Jordan knows just how powerful it is to portray social justice activist and attorney Bryan Stevenson in the upcoming film  The actor Jordan said that when he was first approached about the project four years ago, he “sadly” didn’t know much about Stevenson’s work. Equal Justice Initiative in 1989 to defend the wrongly convicted and condemned. The Warner Bros. film “Just Mercy” is based on Stevenson’s 2014 best-selling memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” The stars of “Just Mercy” include Brie Larson, who plays Eva Ansley, the Foxx The film, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, is slated for a limited release on Dec. 25 before it’s widely released in January 2020.  Michael B. Jordan Fights For …