Entertainment

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Will Distribute Indie Sequel ’48 Meters Down’

48 Meters Down, the sequel to 47 Meters Down will be distributed globally by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, the theatrical distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. ESMP will push out the  suspense thriller from The Fyzz Facility worldwide. The indie 47 Meters Down, which starred Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, was a shark thriller that grossed over $44.3M domestically and over $10M in foreign territories for a worldwide grab of $54.8M on ... Read More »

BuzzFeed News Parts Ways With Three Entertainment Staffers After Identifying ‘Holes’ in Harvey Weinstein Coverage

BuzzFeed News is changing its approach to covering the entertainment biz — after top editors perceived that the site trailed on coverage of the Harvey Weinstein scandal — and three members of the editorial staff are exiting the company with the new strategy. Departing the company are entertainment editor Jaimie Etkin, who had been with BuzzFeed News for four years and has headed ... Read More »

Discop Africa: AAA Entertainment Strikes Pay-dirt in China

 Four years after they first arrived at Mipcom with a catalog of South African films, the duo behind AAA Entertainment found themselves landing their biggest sale to date with an unexpected buyer: the Chinese. The Johannesburg-based sales and distribution company signed an agreement with Huace Group to bring five South African features into the Chinese market, signaling a potential shift from their ... Read More »

‘The New Mutants’ Will Kick Off a Trilogy of Horror Movies

20th Century Fox offered one hell of a Friday the 13th treat last week when they debuted the first trailer for the secretive X-Men movie The New Mutants. The film, directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), had been teased as being a YA-tinged horror film of sorts, and indeed that’s exactly what was revealed in that trailer: a very grounded, creepy haunted house film ... Read More »

No alternative: how brands bought out underground music

Timberland hosts rap gigs. Princess Nokia makes films for Maybelline. And Red Bull is the new school of rock. Have brand partnerships destroyed counterculture? Or are they all that’s keeping it alive? Is it possible, in 2017, to sell out? Not so long ago, cosying up to big business was considered the gravest sin an underground artist could commit – ... Read More »

The best gaming mice you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Razer/Facebook/Business Insider The Insider Pick: A great gaming mouse is a vital weapon in any gamer’s arsenal, and the Razer DeathAdder Chroma is built for gamers with its super accurate and high-resolution performance. It’s also comfortable to ... Read More »

Idris Elba Shows Us Some Skin on the Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Don’t mind if we stare. Idris Elba, 45, unbuttoned his shirt and bared his body for the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Oct. 13 issue. Besides exposing his chest, the Golden Globe-winning actor exposed what it’s like to be one of Hollywood’s leading men. In the article, he talked about directing his first film Yardie, his rise to fame and acting in three new films: Thor: ... Read More »

Assassin’s Creed Origins Combat, Level Design, and Weapon Systems Explained

HIGHLIGHTS Assassin’s Creed Origins is out on October 27 Its gameplay borrows from modern day massively multiplayer games Far Cry appears to be another inspiration Assassin’s Creed Origins’ release date is October 27. And while most of what to expect has been leakedintentionally or otherwise – some finer details of the game have emerged in terms of how the game world of ... Read More »

Anything for this: The costs, benefits of life in elite sport

Mara Abbott on her way to a solo stage victory in Stage 9 of the 2015 Giro Rosa. If I had known as a college freshman — entering into adulthood of honing pure excellence in my tiny sphere, with errors and triumphs and struggles all rolled in — if I had known this fate lay ahead, would I have traded ... Read More »

How big tech became the new titan of television

Claire Foy and Matt Smith in a scene from Netflix’s The Crown. The show is nominated for an Emmy for outstanding drama series. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/AP In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, nobody knows anything. But that was before technology companies rolled in sure of one thing: to conquer television you have to spend, spend, spend. The geeks ... Read More »