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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

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

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

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

  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...

From ‘Black Panther’ to ‘Ready Player One’: Hollywood places big bets on spring as the new launching point for blockbuster titles

From ‘Black Panther’ to ‘Ready Player One’: Hollywood places big bets on spring as the new launching point for blockbuster titles

January 16, 2018

For more than 40 years, Steven Spielberg’s movies have followed a simple, binary release strategy. Without exception, his films have either opened in the summer — a moviegoing season he all but invented with the 1975 smash “Jaws” — or toward the end of the year as awards buzz is heating up...

No phones: In ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ parents actually talk to their kids

No phones: In ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ parents actually talk to their kids

January 9, 2018

“Remember,” a father says to a son. “Our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. … And before you know it, your heart is worn out. And, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there’s sorrow. Pain. Don’t kill it, a...

‘Downsizing’ review: Bold experiment with mixed results

‘Downsizing’ review: Bold experiment with mixed results

December 29, 2017

In a new definition of economy of scale, Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” envisions a radical solution to overpopulation: shrinking people to 5 inches tall. It’s certainly one way to prevent climate change and resource depletion: Volunteers will literally leave a smaller footprint. The real attractio...

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose,’ featuring largest LGBTQ cast ever, gets series order from FX

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose,’ featuring largest LGBTQ cast ever, gets series order from FX

December 29, 2017

Molly Bloom’s 2014 memoir “Molly’s Game” was more of a tell-some than a tell-all. In the book, the former freestyle skiing Olympic hopeful discussed the accident that derailed her athletic career. Mainly, she wrote about her improbable career running a pricey, underground poker game in Los Angele...

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is the true wonder of awards season (PHOTO)

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is the true wonder of awards season  (PHOTO)

December 12, 2017

  “The Shape of Water” is a wonder to behold. Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon. More than that, “Shape of Water” is both gro...

“The Greatest Showman”

“The Greatest Showman”

December 5, 2017

"The Greatest Showman" is a musical about a visionary who came from nothing and created a show circus.  Directed by Michael Gracey, "The Greatest Showman" will be in theaters December 20, 2017. ...

Musical ‘Coco’ a welcome direction for Pixar

Musical ‘Coco’ a welcome direction for Pixar

November 28, 2017

Having recently given us three “Cars” films of diminishing interest and the well-intentioned but lackluster “Good Dinosaur,” Pixar has turned its Luxo lamp to illuminate novel new material in “Coco.” It’s the animation factory’s first musical and its initial exploration of multicultural m...

Movies to see this holiday season: ‘Justice League,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Coco’ and more

Movies to see this holiday season: ‘Justice League,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Coco’ and more

November 21, 2017

It’s hard to say what the biggest news of this holiday movie-season will be. The final performance of Daniel Day-Lewis? Disney-Pixar’s first Hispanic-themed feature? The Oscar trifecta of Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg with the journalism drama “The Post”? At the moment, the movie ...

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