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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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‘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 […]

Why Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon’ Movies Are Being Released Just Two Months Apart

Kevin Costner’s Horizon is finally, well, on the horizon. On Oct. 5, Warner Bros. put the actor-director’s Western epic (brief teaser trailer below) on its schedule, announcing the first film in the planned four-part project — Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 — will arrive in theaters June 28, with the second coming out two […]

Jerry Seinfeld Teases a Potential ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion: “Something Is Going To Happen”

Jerry Seinfeld teased a possible Seinfeld reunion at a recent stand-up show in Boston. The comedian was asked by an audience member if he liked the NBC comedy’s ending. “Well, I have a little secret for you about the ending, but I can’t really tell it because it’s a secret,” he said. “Here’s what I […]

Amazon’s James Bond Game Show Hosted by Brian Cox Releases Teaser Trailer

The first James Bond-inspired TV series has released a teaser trailer: Prime Video’s 007: Road to a Million brings the superspy branding to the small screen with a reality competition series hosted by Succession star Brian Cox. The show “follows nine pairs of everyday people as they are unleashed on an epic global adventure through […]

‘Exorcist: Believer’ Gets Horrifying Reviews After Studio Gambled $400 Million for Rights

From a business perspective, at least, The Exorcist: Believer is suddenly looking scary. The first film in a planned horror trilogy, Exorcist: Believer is getting rather poor reviews — scoring only a 28 22 20 23 percent average on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s hardly unusual for Exorcist films to leave critics unimpressed. The franchise may have […]

John Woo’s ‘Silent Night’ Trailer: Are Dialogue-Free Movies a Trend Now?

A potential trend is emerging: Actors being forced to shut up in movies. The new trailer for John Woo’s dialogue-free thriller Silent Night (below) teases a protagonist played by Joel Kinnaman who’s unable to speak. (“Nothing speaks louder than revenge,” reads the movie’s tagline.) The trailer follows Hulu’s similarly dialogue-free hit alien invasion thriller No […]

Patrick Stewart: Why I Stormed Off the Set of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

Patrick Stewart had a rough start behind the scenes at Star Trek: The Next Generation. As candidly detailed in an exclusive audio excerpt (hear Stewart narrate the story below) from his new autobiography, Making It So: A Memoir, the veteran British actor clashed with his castmates early on. But first, Stewart detailed how nervous he […]

‘Naked Attraction’ Boss Responds to U.S. Controversy, Explains Nude Casting Process

By now you’ve seen, or at least heard about, Max’s controversial reality sensation Naked Attraction. You likely have some questions (and, boy, so did we). Below, the show’s executive producer Darrell Olsen has answers — from what it’s like to audition as a contestant on the show, to what goes down behind the scenes, to […]

Bill Maher Thanks Writers After Strike Backlash in ‘Real Time’ Return

Bill Maher returned to HBO’s Real Time following some of his recent controversy amid the writers strike. Though he didn’t directly address the backlash, he did briefly express his appreciation for his writers, staff members and the Writers Guild of America nearly 20 minutes into Friday’s episode of his political talk show. “First of all, […]