TikTok says its ‘here for the long run’ after Trump floats ban over security fears

TikTok on Saturday said it’s “here for the long run” and “not planning on going anywhere” after President Trump said he intends to ban the popular video app over widespread concerns about data security. “We’re not planning on going anywhere,” U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas said in a video, thanking supporters for their backing. “We […]

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Mel Gibson axed from ‘Chicken Run’ sequel following ‘oven dodger’ allegations

Mad Max got the ax. Mel Gibson won’t be reprising his role in Netflix’s highly anticipated “Chicken Run” sequel, sources with knowledge of the production told TheWrap. The decision comes after Winona Ryder accused the 64-year-old “Braveheart” star Sunday of leveling anti-Semitic remarks at her during a 1995 Hollywood soiree — and subsequent calls for […]

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‘Chicken Run’ sequel to hit Netflix 20 years after original was released

“Chicken Run” became the highest-grossing stop-motion animation film of all-time when it premiered in 2000 — and now its sequel is bounding into the arms of Netflix. To celebrate 20 years to the day since the original was released, Netflix announced on Tuesday that it has swooped for the follow-up to the Aardman film. Production […]

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‘Spongebob’ movie to bypass theaters, head straight to streaming

Animated kids flick “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” will bypass movie theaters and instead debut on premium video-on-demand early next year. The upcoming release from Paramount and Nickelodeon earlier had been slated to hit the silver screen on Aug. 7, and was among the first batch of Hollywood movies scheduled to play in […]

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Don’t ‘Run’ to watch this new HBO series

The new HBO comedy “Run” is one of those high concept, “What if?” shows that doesn’t quite hang together. It’s not that the talent isn’t there. Boldface names — several Emmy award winners — abound, but the energy they bring to the screen doesn’t stop the show from running out of steam by Episode 3. […]

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