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With Taylor Swift, ‘Barbie,’ and Beyonce, Movie Theaters Tell Female Audiences: You Belong With Me

When Taylor Swift and Beyonce appeared sharing a tub of popcorn at an AMC theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night for the premiere of Swift’s concert movie, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, the moment was an Avengers-like teaming of pop culture superheroines. In the midst of the long-running industry strike that has driven studios to […]

John Carpenter “Can’t Believe” He Watched the ‘Barbie’ Movie: “I Had Nothing to Do With Barbie Dolls”

John Carpenter said he is still surprised that he watched the Barbie movie this summer. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, published online Tuesday, the writer-director-composer was asked if he ever goes to a theater to watch a movie. He explained that he hadn’t “been to a movie in a while” but that […]

Taylor Swift Surprise: ‘Eras Tour’ Movie Will Open a Day Early

Taylor Swift’s new concert movie will start singing at the box office earlier than expected. The superstar pop singer announced Thursday that Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour will hold early screenings Thursday in North America — likely at 6 p.m. — as well as during the day Friday. She also noted that additional showtimes have […]

Fisher-Price’s ‘Barbie’ Movie Little People Set Is On Sale for Amazon Fall Prime Day

The 'Little People' figurines offer miniaturized versions of the iconic characters — and their iconic outfits — from the hit film.

Margot Robbie’s Barbie Doll Is Selling Fast This Prime Day: Here’s Where to Find It In Stock

The live-action Barbie movie is breaking records and creating collaboration opps galore, but nothing generated more buzz than when Mattel unveiled the official Barbie dolls from the film. And now, Margot Robbie’s Barbie doll is also moving numbers online as a top-selling item for Prime Day. Cameras were on hand as Margot Robbie first got […]

‘Black Barbie’ Doc Lands at Netflix, Shondaland

Black Barbie: A Documentary, which details Mattel’s introduction of a Black doll to its Barbie collection and the women that brought it to life, has landed at Netflix and Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland. Lagueria Davis directs the doc and produces alongside Aaliyah Williams. The logline for the project reads: “Black Barbie celebrates the momentous impact three […]

Martin Scorsese Says “Perfect Storm” Barbenheimer Came at the Right Time for Cinema

Martin Scorsese is part of the majority of people who think Barbenheimer was a “wonderful” thing. During an interview with the Hindustan Times, the Oscar-winning director explained that the combination of the drastically different movies and the summer box office sensation they caused was truly “something special.” “It seemed to be, I hate that word, […]

Greta Gerwig Says She Hid in the Back of ‘Barbie’ Screenings During Its Opening Weekend, Teases New Project

Greta Gerwig says the reception to her monster hit Barbie has been “the most thrilling thing” to experience. Speaking at a special screen talk Sunday at the BFI London Film Festival, where she received a rockstar welcome (as did her interviewee, Succession creator Jesse Armstrong), she said the film’s set had been “the most joyful” […]

‘Barbie’ Leads HPA Awards Feature Competition With Three Nominations

Barbie leads the feature competition of the annual HPA Awards, whose nominations in features, TV, documentaries, commercials and restoration were announced Tuesday. The postproduction community nominated Greta Gerwig’s hit film for outstanding color grading, editing and sound. Close behind with two nominations apiece in the feature categories are Oppenheimer (color grading and editing), Guillermo del […]

‘Barbie’ Director Greta Gerwig Tapped as Guest Artistic Director for AFI Fest

The Barbie phenomenon is spreading to AFI Fest. Greta Gerwig, who directed and co-wrote the billion dollar blockbuster starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has been tapped to serve as guest artistic director of the Los Angeles-based festival. In the role, Gerwig will curate a number of films to add to the festival lineup and will […]

With So Many Hits, How Will ‘Barbie’ Songs Compete at the Oscars?

“Who is your favorite child?” is a question most parents know they can’t, well, shouldn’t, answer. “Which songs from the Barbie soundtrack will you submit to the Academy Awards?” might be a similarly tough question for its producers to respond to.  Barbie: The Album has been a triumphant, chart-topping, multi-hit success since the soundtrack was released […]

‘Barbie’ Album Producers on “I’m Just Ken” Success and How Greta Gerwig Landed Nicki Minaj

Two months after “I’m Just Ken” debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, writer and producer Mark Ronson broke down the making of the Ryan Gosling breakout song at a “The Music Behind Barbie” event in Los Angeles. Joined by Barbie soundtrack producers Kevin Weaver and Brandon Davis, along with music supervisor George Drakoulias, at the […]