E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, Oliver is probably having an SVU marathon. Oliver was formerly an entertainment editor at Huff Post and has written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage.
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2017 Oscar Nominations: ‘La La Land’ Leads with a Record-Tying 14 Nominations
Ah, can you smell it? The aroma of scorching hot awards season debates is already in the air! The nominees for the 2017 Oscars were announced bright and early this morning – or should we say dark and early, as the ScreenCrush team beat the sunrise for the big announcement.
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard Fall In Love On a Deadly Mission In ‘Allied’ Teaser
In Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Allied’ there’s Brad Pitt turn over tables! There’s Marion Cotillard shooting up Nazis! There’s trickery and games and romance and war! What more could you want?
Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter Join Sandra Bullock’s ‘Oceans 11′ Spinoff
We’ve heard rumblings for a while about Gary Ross’ all-female ‘Oceans 11' reboot. In addition to Sandra Bullock leading the film, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter have all been rumored. Now three more spots have reportedly been filled in what is some of the weirdest casting news in a while.
Cara Delevingne Responds To ‘Suicide Squad’ Reviews, Says Critics Don’t Like Superhero Movies
When a movie gets bad reviews, it must mean something is wrong with the critics, right? Those darn critics, they don’t like anything!
Rebel Wilson To Star In a Gender-Swapped Remake of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’
Welcome to the latest Hollywood trend: the gender-swap remake. Following news of a gender-swapped remake of ‘Splash’ starring Channing Tatum as the one with the fish tail, Variety reports the next big remake on the docket is 1988's ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.’ Rebel Wilson will star in the MGM remake, which swaps the original two con men for two con women.
Meryl Streep In Talks To Join Emily Blunt In Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel
Rejoice, it’s a ‘Devil Wears Prada’ and an ‘Into to Woods’ reunion!
‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Review: Dogs and Cats Talking Together, Mass Hysteria
There’s nothing new or marvel about cute cuddly talking animals; they’ve been the center of animated feature films since the earliest days of animation. But in ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ the age old shtick still works.
See the American Hogwarts and Meet the Four New Houses in New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Feature
When J.K. Rowling first revealed there was an American version of Howgarts, Harry Potter fans west of the Atlantic Ocean collectively freaked out. We too get our own school of witchcraft and wizardry?! Yep, and now we know a ton of new details about the school’s history, houses, and founder.
Disney Announces ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Sequel with Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Mary Poppins is back. Or um, returning.
‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Review: There’s No Wonder Here
Much of Tim Burton’s 2010 ‘Alice in Wonderland’ was a forgettable, unsavory mess, but it did have some redeemable qualities. The filmmaker’s eye-popping visuals and imaginative production design were the best aspects of the largely unbearable Disney movie. But you’ll find none of that in the new sequel.
The New International ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer Is the Best One Yet
*Red alarm emoji* There is a new Ghostbusters trailer, which means any and all trolls should see themselves out.
‘Zootopia’ Review: Disney Animation’s Most Important and Political Film Yet
In the beginning of Disney’s ‘Zootopia,’ Judy Hopper, a young determined bunny with big aspirations, is told by her parents that complacency is better than chasing your dreams. “You know why your mom and I ended up so happy?” her small town carrot farmer dad asks. “We gave up on our dreams and settled!” At first ‘Zootopia’ might seem like Disney once again banging their follow-your-dreams and never-give-up drum, but it quickly overcomes that outdated adage. Instead, Judy’s story of perseverance becomes the entry point for a larger movie about the tough realizations that come with leaving a bubble of blind comfort, and one that uses he animal kingdom to comment on prejudice, race relations and police brutality.