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James Hibberd


James Hibberd is an award-winning journalist who has covered the entertainment industry across two decades. He’s best known for writing in-depth coverage of genre movies and TV shows, along with celebrity profiles and breaking news. He previously served as Editor-at-Large at Entertainment Weekly and is the author of the book "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon," the behind-the-scenes story of making "Game of Thrones." He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Sylvester Stallone Gets Personal in Netflix Documentary Trailer

Netflix released a trailer for its upcoming Sylvester Stallone documentary, titled Sly. The project follows the filmmaker’s 50-year career in Hollywood: “From Rocky to Rambo to The Expendables, this retrospective documentary offers an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor-writer-director-producer, paralleling his inspirational underdog story with the indelible characters he has brought to life.” The trailer […]

Quentin Tarantino Visits Troops in Israel to “Boost Morale” Amid Hamas War

Quentin Tarantino visited a military base in Southern Israel to help “boost morale” amid the state’s war with Hamas. The 60-year-old Pulp Fiction director toured military bases and mingled with soldiers, according the international nonprofit Israel education organization Stand With Us. First, the Israel War Room X (formerly known as Twitter) account shared an image […]

Taylor Swift Box Office: Lessons Learned From ‘Eras Tour’ Rollout Stumbles

There probably isn’t a top director or star who doesn’t envy Taylor Swift for doing an end-run around the Hollywood studio system and teaming directly with AMC Theatres to bring her new concert movie to the big screen. That way, she could be in the driver’s seat, versus having a studio or indie distributor tell […]

‘Zone of Interest’ Trailer: First Look at A24’s Haunting Holocaust Drama

A24 has released the first trailer for Jonathan Glazer’s haunting new Holocaust film Zone of Interest. The German-language title has won raves from critics for its adaptation of Martin Amis’ 2014 novel, which focuses on the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife, Hedwig, “as they strive to build a dream life for their […]

Daily Wire Is Making a Rival ‘Snow White’ Movie, Trolling Disney

Conservative media company The Daily Wire announced it is making a live-action Snow White movie following right-wing backlash over Disney’s upcoming live-action Snow White. Titled Snow White and the Evil Queen, the movie (teaser trailer below) stars YouTuber Brett Cooper as the princess in a film based on the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale, which […]

‘The Fall of the House of Usher’: Mike Flanagan Points Out a Detail Some Viewers Missed

The Fall of the House of Usher showrunner Mike Flanagan has been largely keeping quiet amid the rollout of his latest Netflix horror series, but he took to Twitter/X late last week to clarify a burning question from a fan. And if you’re going to take a single question from the internet, it might as […]

‘Jurassic Park’ Star Sam Neill Says He’s “Not Remotely Afraid” to Die in Cancer Battle

Sam Neill reflected on his difficult battle with a rare form of blood cancer, saying he’s not afraid to die. Speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Australian Story, the 76-year-old New Zealander says death would be “annoying” but he’s “not remotely afraid.” That said, the idea of retiring from acting “fills me with horror.” The […]

‘Top Gun: The Next Generation’ TV Series to Go Inside Navy Pilot School

A Top Gun-inspired reality series is coming to Nat Geo. Top Gun: The Next Generation (working title) will follow a group of U.S. Navy student pilots as they train to become fighter pilots in the military’s Advanced Flight Training Program. The production from Zinc Media Group boasts unprecedented access to one of the Navy’s most […]

‘Fall of the House of Usher’: Here’s Every Edgar Allen Poe Reference You Missed

The Fall of the House of Usher is filmmaker Mike Flanagan’s gloriously morbid remix of author Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known stories and poems, and it’s winning raves from critics (with a 92 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes). Even those totally unfamiliar with Poe probably found some glimmer of recognition amid the show’s nods to his […]

‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’: Here’s What Critics Are Saying

Taylor Swift’s sure-to-be-blockbuster The Eras Tour concert film is getting some early raves. With the film opening Friday, with early screenings Thursday night, the first batch of reviews for Swift’s three-hour movie are rolling in from its Los Angeles premiere that was held Wednesday night. While there’s only seven reviews so far, the film has […]

‘South Park’ to Tackle AI for Next Event Special, Releases Teaser

South Park has found its next target: AI. Paramount+ has announced its fifth South Park event special and it’s titled South Park: Joining the Panderverse. The description: “Cartman’s deeply disturbing dreams portend the end of the life he knows and loves. The adults in South Park are also wrestling with their own life decisions as […]

‘Exorcist: Believer’ Backlash: Franchise Will Live, But Sequel Changes Likely

Universal found itself in purgatory over the Oct. 6-8 weekend with the release of The Exorcist: Believer, which is envisioned as a trilogy kickoff reboot of the iconic horror title. While Believer performed solidly at the box office, recouping its production cost, the title drew critical hellfire from reviewers and fans, putting the franchise’s creative plan […]