by Abb Jones The Reelness Veteran character actor Mike Hagerty, known for his comic, everyman roles, which most recently included a role as the main character’s father, a Kansas farmer on HBO Max’s Somebody Somewhere, has died after a sudden illness at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to friends and family. He was […]

By Abb Jones The Reelness Anti-LGBTQ Saudi Arabia has banned Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness from premiering in the kingdom next month, due to its inclusion of a gay character. The upcoming Marvel sequel, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Olsen, also features a gay character, America Chavez, played by actress Xochitl Gomez, […]

After a lengthy wait, the God of Thunder is back! Chris Hemsworth is reprising his role as the Marvel superhero Thor in the upcoming saga, Thor: Love and Thunder. The film will be the sequel to 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok and reunite Hemsworth with co-star Tessa Thompson as King Valkyrie and director Taika Waititi, who will also […]

By Abb Jones The Reelness The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has banned Oscar-winner actor Will Smith from attending the film industry’s prestigious annual ceremony for the next ten years for slapping comedian Chris Rock two weeks ago during this year’s Oscar ceremony. The Academy made the decision during a Board of Governors […]

By Abb Jones The Reelness In a pre-emptive move, Oscar-winning actor Will Smith has resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, rather than wait for the organization to suspend or even expel him over his on-stage assault of comedian Chris Rock during last Sunday’s live telecast. In a statement released Friday, the […]

By Abb Jones The Reelness Bruce Willis’ family has revealed that the 67-year-old actor has been diagnosed with the degenerative brain disorder aphasia and is retiring from acting. Aphasia robs an individual of the ability to communicate. It can affect the ability to speak, write, and understand language, both verbal and written. It typically occurs […]

by Abb Jones The Reelness Oscar-winner William Hurt, star of such films as Broadcast News, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Body Heat and Children of a Lesser God, has died at the age of 71, a week shy of his 72nd birthday. One of his sons says Hurt died peacefully Sunday at his home in […]

By Abb Jones The Reelness CODA, the AppleTV+ drama about a child of deaf adults trying to juggle family responsibilities with her dream of becoming a singer, was the surprise winner at the 2022 SAG Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night. In the television category, Succession and Ted Lasso won the big ensemble awards in the drama […]