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Danny Trejo: "Only 10 per cent of the people in prison belong there" | NME

Danny Trejo has spoken about serving prison time and suggested only a small proportion of those incarcerated belong there. The Heat (1995) and Breaking Bad actor and drug counsellor, known as Hollywood’s go-to hard man, has addressed his criminal past in a new interview. Danny Trejo in ‘Breaking Bad’ (‘Negro Y Azul’, season 2, episode […]

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On-demand and streaming up by a third during lockdown

On-demand programming and streaming TV consumption jumped by almost a third in the early part of lockdown in the UK. That’s according to Virgin Media, which reports that users spent 29 per cent more time watching content on video streaming apps through the company’s set-top box in early lockdown compared with pre-lockdown. Read more: Coronavirus […]

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Post-apocalyptic film fans cope better with pandemics, study suggests

Fans of post-apocalyptic movies look to be better equipped to deal with pandemics, a new study shows. The new research, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, suggests that “prepper movies” (aka films that show societal collapse) help viewers be more resilient in the case of a crisis. Read more: Coronavirus: – recent critically acclaimed movies […]

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'Groundhog Day' TV series in the works, set 30 years after the film | NME

A TV series of Groundhog Day set 30 years after the 1993 film is in development. That’s according to actor Stephen Tobolowsky who played insurance agent Ned Ryerson in the original movie. Bill Murray in ‘Groundhog Day’ (1993). Credit: Louis Goldman/Alamy “There’s talk about a Groundhog Day series in the works,” Tobolowsky told The Production […]

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Johnny Depp libel case to go ahead despite court order breach

Johnny Depp’s libel case against The Sun is set to go ahead just days after the Hollywood star was found to be in breach of a court order. The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor is suing publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) and The Sun‘s executive editor Dan Wootton over an April 2018 article that refers […]

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Sam Neill confirms his role in 'Jurassic World: Dominion' is bigger than a cameo

Sam Neill has confirmed that his return to the Jurassic Park franchise will be for more than just a cameo. Read more: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – film review It was announced last year that Jurassic World: Dominion – the third movie in the current iteration of the dinosaur series – would reunite original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura […]

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'Doctor Sleep' director teases "relentlessly dark" Stephen King adaptation

The director of a forthcoming Stephen King film adaptation has spoken about his excitement working with more “relentlessly dark” material by the acclaimed horror author. Read more: Doctor Sleep review: trauma-fuelled sequel brings fresh scares to The Shining story Mike Flanagan, who helmed last year’s King adaptation Doctor Sleep, said he’s having “fun” working on […]

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Jason Reitman teases 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' surprise at drive-ins

Jason Reitman has teased a Ghostbusters-related first-look for those attending drive-in theatre viewings of the franchise’s original movie. The director, who is helming next year’s instalment Ghostbusters: Afterlife, shared a promotional image earlier this week announcing that Ghostbusters would return to drive-ins nationwide in the US from Tuesday, June 30 – and he encouraged fans […]

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Biopic about The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein is in the works

A forthcoming biopic about The Beatles‘ celebrated manager Brian Epstein has been announced. Jonas Åkerlund, a multiple Grammy award-winning director, will direct the film that’s set to be shot in Liverpool and released in 2021. Read more: The Beatles’ split 50 years on: the best songs from the solo careers Midas Man will tell the […]

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'Mission: Impossible 7': Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames to get bigger roles

Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames will have their own storylines in the forthcoming Mission: Impossible 7. Read more: Simon Pegg: “I’d love to go into space with Tom Cruise – it would be amazing!” That’s according to Pegg, who revealed in a new NME interview that his character in the franchise, Benji Dunn, will be […]