Bill Nighy Is Clever; HBO Max Price Hike; Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Trailer
Kathy Bates as Sylvia Simon and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret Simon in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Photo Credit: Dana Hawley

Bill Nighy has the perfect answer to personal questions; HBO Max has announced their first price hike; Watch the trailer for the movie adaptation of Judy Blume’s classic 1970 book Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. All in today’s Movie News Rundown.

Bill Nighy Is Clever: The Living star has a brilliant answer to personal questions, like why he’s been seen on nights out with Vogue editor Anna Wintour. “I’d love to answer that,” Bill Nighy recently said, responding to a personal question in The Daily Telegraph. “But if I did, I’d be involving the readers in something very close to gossip, and I know they’d never forgive me for that.”

Speaking of LivingI interviewed Bill Nighy about his role in Living — a charming film about a man who spontaneously decides to give his mundane life the boot and starts finding joy in everything he does — one year ago when the film premiered at Sundance. He told me all about procrastination and the dreams of being in a band that he tossed aside for acting. Now, Nighy is getting awards nods for his performance in Living — he was in the best lead actor category at the Golden Globes, though the trophy ended up going to Austin Butler for Elvis. Still, Living is a beautiful little film worth checking out.

HBO Max Price Hike: The streaming service announced today that its first price hike since launching in May 2020 is imminent. Starting on Feb. 11, it’s increasing the monthly subscription price from $14.99 to $15.99. According to the announcement, the increase will “allow us to continue to invest in providing even more culture-defining programming and improving our customer experience for all users.”

Gerard Butler: Got the “nicest” email from Robert Downey Jr. after his action movie Olympus Has Fallen came out in 2013. Downey told him “We need more of these movies” in that very kind email, which Butler described in an Uproxx interview. Butler is talking about this now that he has a new action movie coming out called Plane.

Are You There God? It’s Me, MargaretThe trailer is out for the new movie based on Judy Blume’s famous 1970 novel about a sixth-grade girl named Margaret Simon. The story follows Margaret as she navigates adolescent problems like bras and boys. Rachel McAdams plays Margaret’s mother, while Abby Ryder Fortson plays Margaret. Kathy Bates plays Margaret’s grandmother, and Benny Safdie also has a role in the film directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. Watch the trailer below.

Your Place or Mine Trailer: Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher team up for the first time in a new Netflix rom-com that will surely make us all nostalgic for the days of What Happens In Vegas and Just Like Heaven. Following a pair of best friends who met 20 years ago on a one-night-stand, it’s a classic will-they-won’t-they that I personally cannot wait to watch when it comes out on Feb. 10. Watch the trailer below.

Main Image: Kathy Bates as Sylvia Simon and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret Simon in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Photo Credit: Dana Hawley