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What ‘A Star is Born’ says about love, addiction and the insidious power of music

What ‘A Star is Born’ says about love, addiction and the insidious power of music

October 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Music

Twelve days after opening in the U.S., director Bradley Cooper’s remake of “A Star is Born” already has grossed $100 million. The people, collectively, have spoken, and they love it. (I liked it.) They’re crying on the way into the theaters. The soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 alb...

Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

September 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

It’s a dream come true. FBI officials have found a stolen pair of red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” 13 years after they were swiped from a museum commemorating the actress. The recovery was announced Tuesday by the FBI, though details about how they managed to track down ...

Williams-Paisley makes a strong case for ‘Darrow & Darrow’

Williams-Paisley makes a strong case for ‘Darrow & Darrow’

July 23, 2018


Filed under Television

Kimberly Williams-Paisley weighed all the evidence, talked to all the pertinent people and finally passed judgment. She ruled in favor of playing legal eagle and master mom Claire Darrow again in the Hallmark Movie and Mysteries movie “Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder.” The cable production, whi...

Capsule reviews of feature films

Capsule reviews of feature films

June 17, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, On Netflix, Television

BEIRUT. 3 stars. Well-acted, well written thriller about a bitter, failed diplomat (Jon Hamm) recalled to Lebanon during its civil war to negotiate a hostage exchange, a dangerous and complex affair involving competing factions within the U.S. contingent (Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham, Dean Norris), mili...

John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is almost up — but return to Pixar not likely

John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is almost up — but return to Pixar not likely

June 10, 2018


Filed under Activities, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, Television, Top Stories

Pixar and Disney animation head John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is coming to end as more allegations about inappropriate behavior — including his treatment of women and credit-hogging — have come to light. Longtime colleagues claim in a piece published by The Hollywood Reporter Wedne...

Rachel McAdams says ‘Disobedience’ sex scene with Rachel Weisz was better than with any male actor

Rachel McAdams says ‘Disobedience’ sex scene with Rachel Weisz was better than with any male actor

May 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, National, Television

Rachel McAdams’ sex scene in her new movie was unlike any she’d shot before — and not just because it was a woman. In “Disobedience,” McAdams plays Esti Kuperman, the married Orthodox Jewish woman who falls in love with Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz). The movie, based on the novel of the same...

Four indie debuts worth watching out for

May 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, National

The Sundance Film Festival has been a launching pad for countless filmmakers over the years, from Steven Soderbergh and Nicole Holofcener to Ryan Coogler and Quentin Tarantino. Similarly bright futures may await four first-time filmmakers from the 2018 edition, whose notable debuts will make their way...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores biggest box office opening ever

May 1, 2018


Filed under Movies

Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the only new wide release this weekend, set a record at the box office with an estimated $250-million debut in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore. That makes it the highest domestic opening of all time (not adjusted for...

Millicent Simmonds talks ‘A Quiet Place,’ being a deaf actress, more

Millicent Simmonds talks ‘A Quiet Place,’ being a deaf actress, more

April 3, 2018


Filed under Movies

Millicent Simmonds is proof you don't need to say a word to get someone's attention. The 15-year-old deaf actress has earned praise in recent months, thanks to her impressive work in last fall's Todd Haynes film, "Wonderstruck," based on the acclaimed novel by Brian Selznick, and now in "A Quiet Plac...

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ takes on ‘Black Panther’ in a Disney box-office matchup

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ takes on ‘Black Panther’ in a Disney box-office matchup

March 13, 2018


Filed under Movies

It’s going to be Disney versus Disney at the box office this weekend. The studio’s long-awaited adaptation of the children’s fantasy “A Wrinkle in Time” opens Friday in an attempt to take the baton from “Black Panther,” the superhero juggernaut produced by Disney’s Marvel unit. Acco...

Ex-Fox News anchor says Roger Ailes secretly filmed female workers getting undressed

Ex-Fox News anchor says Roger Ailes secretly filmed female workers getting undressed

February 1, 2018


Filed under Television

A former Fox News anchor says ousted chairman Roger Ailes, who died months after he was fired from the network, secretly recorded female employees while they undressed. Andrea Tantaros had already claimed in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed at the network. In an amended complaint, Tantaros said Ai...

At the ‘Black Panther’ premiere, representation is everything

At the ‘Black Panther’ premiere, representation is everything

February 1, 2018


Filed under Movies

  LOS ANGELES — The royal purple carpet at Monday night’s world premiere of “Black Panther” was awash in gem tones and African-inspired prints as those privileged to catch the film early adhered to Disney’s “royal attire” dress code. The lavish event staged on Hollywood Boulevar...

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