Long before he became an awards season darling, Will Smith was a successful rapper. From his early days in Philadelphia, TheWrap looks back at the Fresh Prince’s colorful career.Fresh Prince (1985) A 17-year-old Will Smith met Jeff Townes by chance and the two ended up forming a hip-hop duo called DJ
Mati Diop’s feature directorial debut "Atlantics" and Jérémy Clapin's animated favorite "I Lost My Body" have both been acquired by Netflix following wins at Cannes Film Festival. "Atlantics" was awarded the grand prix while "I Lost My Body" was voted the best
Netflix acquired the worldwide rights to two films that played at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Mati Diop’s “Atlantics,” which played in competition, and Jérémy Clapin’s animated film “I Lost My Body,” which won the top prize from the Cannes Critics’ Week sidebar of the festival, the streamer announced
Stan Lee's former business manager, Keya Morgan, was arrested in Arizona Saturday morning on an outstanding warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD's Mike Lopez confirmed that the arrest warrant was for the following charges: one count of false imprisonment - elder adult; three
Jon Voight has taken to Twitter to staunchly defend Donald Trump, calling him the greatest President since Abraham Lincoln.
Moby has issued an apology of sorts after writing in his recently published memoir "Then It Fell Apart" that he dated Natalie Portman when she was 20 -- a claim the actress refuted. "As some time has passed I've realized that many of the criticisms leveled at me regarding my inclusion
Werner Herzog has openly admitted that he only had a vague idea of what Star Wars was before signing on for The Mandalorian, and he only did so to fund his new movie.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken a sexist Terminator fan to task, reminding them of the franchise's proud history of strong, female characters.
“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” has arrived, and it turned the “John Wick” franchise fully into a mainstream success with a $57 million opening weekend. This series is not just a cult hit anymore — it’s just a hit in the normal way. And it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere any time soon, judging
Sylvester Stallone has opened up about his plans for a new Rocky film, teasing that he wants it to tackle immigration.
CANNES — The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival wrapped with jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu announcing the group’s unanimous decision to award the Palme d'Or to South Korean director Bong Joon-ho for his sly, politically charged “Parasite.” Following last year’s win for humanistic
For the second year in a row, the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival has gone to an Asian film about a close-knit family of con artists. A year after Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” won the 2018 award, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s jury gave this year’s top prize to Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” one of
A "tropical melodrama" is how the marketing materials bill "The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão." If that sounds about the most high-camp subgenre ever devised, Karim Aïnouz's ravishing period saga lives up to the description — high emotion articulated with utmost sincerity
This weekend we have the first of three live-action re-imaginings of classic Disney animated things this year with Guy Ritchie’s “Aladdin” — with “The Lion King” and a new “Maleficent” film coming late in the year. Disney’s efforts to breathe new life into its old 2D animated things continue as planned.But
The Cannes Film Festival is too rich an event to truly have an "off" year, but by the end of the 72nd edition, it was more or less universally acknowledged that the festival had regained a full-on, holy-moutaintop-of-art luster that was a bit lacking the year before. It helps, of course, to
Disney's live-action "Aladdin" remake is on its way to a commendable Memorial Day weekend debut with an estimated $109 million over the four-day period. The musical fantasy starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud should uncover about $87 million in its first three days from 4,476 North American
An immaculately color-coded, visually resplendent serving of European art-house severity, “Beanpole” brings its sharp performances and even sharper production design to a landscape wholly untouched by humor. Which is, in itself, a kind of irony, as the Cannes prizewinner sketches out a central premise
Disney’s remake of “Aladdin” is off to a magical start, earning $31.5 million from 4,476 screens at the box office on Friday. While trackers expected a 4-day Memorial Day weekend opening of $75-85 million, “Aladdin” is now on pace to blow that out of the water with estimates now reaching $109-111 million
Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, won the Cannes Film Festival critics’ award for best first or second feature in Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week, one of the first prizes for which “The Lighthouse” has been eligible at Cannes. The award was announced Saturday
"AP Bio" has been canceled at NBC. Series creator Mike O’Brien shared the news with fans on Twitter, writing that “This has been my favorite project of my life.” In the single-camera comedy, Glenn Howerton portrayed a disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar who lost out on his dream job and was
The Cannes Market, the Cannes Film Festival’s commercial wing, says that its 2019 edition welcomed a record number of participants. It reported 12,527 attendees. The largest group by nationality was from the U.S. with 2,264 participants, followed by France with 1,943 participants, and the U.K. 1,145.
It’s difficult to imagine Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror classic “Alien” without the clear-minded, strong presence of Tom Skerritt as Dallas, the captain of the ill-fated Nostromo. But originally, the actor turned down “Alien,” which celebrates its 40th anniversary on May 25, though he thought Dan O’Bannon
Cinematographer Claudio Miranda, who won an Oscar for his imagery of magical realism on Ang Lee’s 2103 “Life of Pi,” will be honored with the Visionary Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo, the artisans-oriented trade show and conference that will take place at the Paramount lot from May 30 through June
It is 1978 in the City of Angels and the hard-drinking washed-up sleuth Carson Phillips is having another boozy day through its atmospheric streets. There is a hint of innate coolness and self-deprecation in his elongated voiceover intro — you might even briefly mistake Carson, played by a one-note John