Editor’s note: The original version of this story ran in July 2016, as Harley Quinn was about to make her big-screen debut in Suicide Squad. With Saturday designated as the annual Batman Day, and DC celebrating by giving Harley a co-starring role coinciding with her 25th anniversary, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit our first-hand account of the strange origin of one of DC’s strangest characters from the man who dreamed her up. In the early 1990s, Paul Dini was a writer for hire, cranking out scripts for the ground-breaking, noirish Batman: The Animated Series, when inspiration struck.
Michael Douglas never actually says the line “greed is good” in Wall Street, the seminal stockbroking drama that Oliver Stone deposited in theaters 30 years ago this December. It’s one of those infamous, constantly misquoted movie lines, up there with “Play it again, Sam” (it’s “Play it, Sam”) and “If you build it, they will come” (“If you build it, he will come”).
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'It' director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti tell Yahoo Movies in Facebook Live chat they can restore "probably 15 minutes" for home video
As his new film, 'Brad's Status,' wins raves at the Toronto Film Festival, actor Ben Stiller says it's time for him "to hold a mirror up to myself"
Tonya Harding is a punch line and she knows it. But she'll no doubt be pleased with the new biopic "I, Tonya," which goes for laughs but also adds context to the skater’s familiar story.
Following last year's breakout, two films with radically different approaches to same-sex relationships arrive at TIFF.
It’s rare that a single minute of film dialogue can tell you everything you need to know about a character’s emotional state, but that’s the case with the above exclusive scene from the new comedy Brad’s Status, premiering Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival. Brad (Ben Stiller), looking dubious and disheveled, is getting the low-down on a mutual friend’s wedding that he wasn’t invited to from the much tanner, much healthier, and much wealthier Billy Wearslter (Jemaine Clement). Brad, as he puts it, has just been “doing his thing” — but as the clip reveals, is experiencing a crisis in confidence.
Lucasfilm and director mutually agreed to part ways because "our visions for the project differ," according to statement.
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"I know that all the big stars hate me to say this, but I don't want to risk 80 peoples' jobs just to say I got big huevos on The Tonight Show," Trejo told Yahoo Movies.
'Lion King' co-director Rob Minkoff tells Yahoo Movies that major death in his film isn't as disturbing as the one in 'Bambi.'
Detailed examination of new 'Star Wars' set reveals some previously unknown details about the upcoming sequel.
Jeremy Irons has the voice of a king — or at least a king’s brother, as he proved with his deliciously wicked work voicing Simba’s evil uncle Scar in Disney’s 1994 animated hit, The Lion King. “He’s a smoker, so when we recorded him, he was smoking, including [during] the song ‘Be Prepared,‘” Lion King co-director Rob Minkoff told Yahoo Movies during a Facebook Live interview on Monday (watch above) while promoting the film’s new Signature Edition home release. Irons taped his vocals in London.
In "Patti Cake$," Danielle Macdonald plays Patti Dombrowksi, a white, overweight bartender from downtrodden New Jersey who dreams of being hip-hop's Next Big Thing. The wannabe star, who goes by Killa P, is no parody. You've gotta believe in her, root for her, and most importantly, buy into her.
It continues to be a long wait for Disney’s sequel to the 2013 mega-hit Frozen (trust us, we have kids), with Frozen 2 slated to hit theaters Nov. 27, 2019. In parental terms, that’s roughly 15,000 questions about when the new Frozen movie is coming out. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is a 21-minute “featurette” that follows the Josh Gad-voiced snowman and his trusty steed on a mission throughout the kingdom after Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) realize Arendelle is lacking in holiday traditions.