James Cameron Spotlights ‘The Abyss’ Underwater Training in New ‘Deep Dive’ Documentary Clip

James Cameron Spotlights ‘The Abyss’ Underwater Training in New ‘Deep Dive’ Documentary Clip

Even among James Cameron’s epic and frequently arduous productions, from “Titanic’s” nine months of filming to the three years spent on “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Abyss” was particularly ambitious — and difficult: The 1989 thriller was shot almost entirely underwater, requiring its crew and cast to learn how to shoot, and act, while … Read more

Belgian Cinematographer Grimm Vandekerckhove to Receive Rotterdam’s Robby Müller Award

Belgian Cinematographer Grimm Vandekerckhove to Receive Rotterdam’s Robby Müller Award

International Film Festival Rotterdam has revealed that Belgian cinematographer Grimm Vandekerckhove will be the recipient of the fifth annual Robby Müller Award, which pays homage to the craft of artists working behind the lens in the spirit of the celebrated cinematographer. Vandekerckhove is “known for delicately capturing the inner lives of characters,” the festival said, … Read more

MSNBC Faces ‘Morning Woe’ After Tech Problems Cause A.M. Glitch

MSNBC Faces ‘Morning Woe’ After Tech Problems Cause A.M. Glitch

Technical issues sent MSNBC on a Tuesday-morning scramble. The NBCUniversal-backed cable news outlet was forced to run more than ten minutes of promos and ads and a snippet of a repeat from Lawrence O’Donnell’s primetime show just after 6 a.m. as engineers and staffers grappled with an as-yet-unknown glitch that kept “Morning Joe” from coming … Read more

‘The Iron Claw’ Review: Zac Efron, Pumped and Inspired, Leads an Absorbing True-Life Drama About a Pro-Wrestling Dynasty

‘The Iron Claw’ Review: Zac Efron, Pumped and Inspired, Leads an Absorbing True-Life Drama About a Pro-Wrestling Dynasty

Gladiators, pain freaks, brutes, clowns, true athletes, fake competitors: The slab-of-meat stars of professional wrestling are all those things. And back in the 1980s, when wrestling was reaching its cultural zenith, it almost looked as if you could divide the world between those who took wrestling on the level and those who dismissed it as … Read more

Interpublic Group, Open AP Strike Data Pact to Help Advertisers Reach New Audiences

Interpublic Group, Open AP Strike Data Pact to Help Advertisers Reach New Audiences

Interpublic Group, the ad-holding company that has made a concerted bid to enlist new kinds of audience data into planning how and where commercials run, hopes to turbocharge its efforts in a new partnership with OpenAP, a consortium of the big U.S media companies that helps identify similar consumer audiences across different companies’ platforms. Under … Read more

Berlin Film Festival Names Tricia Tuttle as New Director 

Berlin Film Festival Names Tricia Tuttle as New Director 

The Berlin Film Festival has appointed Tricia Tuttle, the former head of the BFI London Film Festival, to become the new director of the international film event starting in 2024. Tuttle will succeed Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek who have co-led the Berlinale as artistic and executive directors since 2020 and will step down after this year’s … Read more

Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign Debut Joint Album ‘Vultures’ in Miami With Offset, Chris Brown and Freddie Gibbs

Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign Debut Joint Album ‘Vultures’ in Miami With Offset, Chris Brown and Freddie Gibbs

Kanye West waits on no one. Fans experienced this firsthand at the world premiere of “Vultures,” his long-awaited collaborative album with Ty Dolla Sign under the name ¥$. Just a day after he premiered cuts from the project guerilla-style at a Jamaican restaurant in Miami, he took over Wynwood Marketplace in the same city for … Read more

Pokimane Launches Her First Podcast, Promising to Reveal Her ‘Most Embarrassing Secrets’

Pokimane Launches Her First Podcast, Promising to Reveal Her ‘Most Embarrassing Secrets’

Imane Anys — Twitch’s most-followed female game streamer, better known to fans as Pokimane — has launched her first podcast. Called “Don’t Tell Anyone,” Pokimane independently developed the weekly show, which she is producing alongside producer and brand strategist Abigail Lowenthal. “The best stories always start with ‘don’t tell anyone…’ and Pokimane’s finally ready to … Read more

‘Wonka’ Debuts Atop U.K., Ireland Box Office

‘Wonka’ Debuts Atop U.K., Ireland Box Office

Warner Bros.’ “Wonka,” starring Timothee Chalamet, has debuted atop the U.K. and Ireland box office with £8.9 million ($11.2 million), according to numbers from Comscore. In its third weekend, Disney’s “Wish” climbed up to £1.9 million in second place for a total of £5.8 million. In its fourth weekend, in third place, Lionsgate U.K.’s “The … Read more