No, Bruce Willis has not sold his “digital likeness rights” to a deepfake company

No, Bruce Willis has not sold his "digital likeness rights" to a deepfake company

Bruce Willis (really)Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images (Getty Images) A representative for actor Bruce Willis has issued a statement today, denying recent reports that he has sold his “digital likeness rights” to a company that makes AI-assisted deepfakes. Per THRthe rep said that Willis “has no partnership or agreement with this Deepcake company,” referencing … Read more

Lookalike Bacon Anchors A Terrifying Film

Lookalike Bacon Anchors A Terrifying Film

Caitlin Stasey in Parker Finn’s Smile. Photo: Paramount Make sure the liquor cabinet at home is well stocked, because you might just want a stiff drink after seeing Smile. The feature debut of writer-director Parker Finn, expanded from his SXSW award-nominated short Laura Hasn’t Slept, is designed to work your last nerves … in a … Read more

Alan Rickman’s diaries reveal his opinions about Harry Potter

Alan Rickman's diaries reveal his opinions about Harry Potter

Alan RickmanPhoto: chris jackson (Getty Images) Severus Snape was always (no Harry Potter pun intended) a controversial figure in the HP fandom. He was a spiteful bully of children and former wizard Nazi, but he also had a big crush on Harry’s mom and dedicated his life to fighting evil in her memory. It’s hard … Read more

A Review Of Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon

A Review Of Ana Lily Amirpour's Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon

Kate Hudson and Jeon Jong-seo in Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon.Photo: Saban Films Movies so often try to increase the stakes of their action and chase sequences—seriously, does every action hero study parkour now?—so it’s refreshingly amusing when Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon deliberately lowers them, with one of the … Read more

Spirited Away US release’s 20th: Revisiting Miyazaki’s opus

Spirited Away US release's 20th: Revisiting Miyazaki's opus

Chihiro and No Face in Spirited Away Photo: 2001 Studio Ghibli – NDDTM (Getty Images) There’s a moment early on in Spirited Away that sticks with me after countless viewings and many years. Plucky ponytailed 10-year-old protagonist Chihiro breaks down by a river after losing her parents—and the human world she recognizes—in a bathhouse for … Read more

Viola Davis responds to “Boycott Woman King” controversy

Viola Davis responds to "Boycott Woman King" controversy

Viola Davis and Lashana Lynch in The Woman KingPhoto: Sony Pictures Over the weekend, despite having no recognizable IP, franchise connections, or a big fighter jet, The Woman King climbed to the top of the box office with a $19 million opening. It was an unlikely success that may not be as flashy as Avengers: … Read more

House Of The Dragon intimacy coordinator responds to Sean Bean

House Of The Dragon intimacy coordinator responds to Sean Bean

Emma Carey; Sean Beanscreenshot: HBO/YouTube Having an intimacy coordinator on set is quickly becoming a common sense practice in Hollywood, but the idea to have an intermediary present for scenes involving sex, nudity, and similarly sensitive acts is still quite new. So new, in fact, that some older actors have reacted negatively to the idea, … Read more

Dig Movie Review: A Cartoonishly Improbable Thriller

Dig Movie Review: A Cartoonishly Improbable Thriller

Thomas Jane as Scott Brennan in K. Asher Levin’s dig.Photo: lionsgate If the goal of dig is to make us feel any kind of sympathy for Scott Brennan (Thomas Jane), the kind of caricatured country dad who’d go looking for his out-past-curfew daughter in a desert honky-tonk while wielding a giant mallet, it gets off … Read more

Warner Bros. just does not give a crap about its streaming service, huh?

Warner Bros.  just does not give a crap about its streaming service, huh?

Image: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images If there’s one thing that distinguishes Warner Bros. Discovery from its various rivals among the big media conglomerates, it’s got to be how sparse a series of fucks the newly merged company seems to give about the concept of streaming. We’ve had plenty of examples of this fucklessness … Read more

Kevin Smith says Dogma is being “held hostage” by Harvey Weinstein

Kevin Smith says Dogma is being "held hostage" by Harvey Weinstein

Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Kevin Smith, Salma Hayek, and Alanis Morissette at the Dogma premiere in 1999Photo: JIM RUYMEN/AFP via Getty Images Kevin Smith has given a new interview this week, discussing the current status of his 1999 religious comedy Dogmaand asserting that the movie is being “held hostage” by producer Harvey Weinstein. Dogma has … Read more