Scott Derrickson Back To Direct Next ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie

Scott Derrickson is set to return as the director of Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange sequel, which has Benedict Cumberbatch reprising his role as the title character, who was last seen disintegrating into dust-like particles at the end of …

Bill Siegel Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Trials Of Muhammad Ali’ Director Was 55

Praised documentary filmmaker Bill Siegel, known for The Trials Of Muhammad Ali and The Weather Underground among others, has died. He was 55.
Chicago-based Kartemquin Films announced Siegel’s death on its website Tuesday. “Bill was an erudite, passionate and …

‘Ruben & Clay Christmas Show’ Review: American Idols Go Caroling And Kitsching On Broadway

For their first Broadway Christmas show, American Idol rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are dreaming of holiday TV variety specials of yore from the likes of Andy Williams, Sonny and Cher and Dean Martin. Holiday lesson: Careful what you …

A Fervent Plea To Hollywood’s Film Academy: Consider The No-Host Oscar Option

As the wise heads of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences deliberate their latest headache — the rapid demise of Kevin Hart as prospective Oscar host — here’s a heartfelt plea. Please, please give serious thought to the …

‘Blacksmith’ Drama Based On Graphic Novel In Works At NBC From Jeff Wadlow

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development drama Blacksmith based on the graphic novel by Malik Evans and Richard Sparkman, from feature writer-director Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare). Universal TV produces in association with Studio71, a digital media company and …