Movies and TV

Former “The View” cohosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

McCain book shares why she left ‘toxic’ times at ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan McCain says she decided to leave “The…

  • Oct 20, 2021

 

FILE- This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, thanks to a stronger slate of titles, including “Squid Game,” the dystopian survival drama from South Korea that the company says became its biggest-ever TV show. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Netflix posts higher 3Q earnings, solid subscriber growth

Subscriber base grew 9% from a year earlier

  • Oct 20, 2021

 

This image released by CBS shows Rose McIver, left, and Utkarsh Ambudkar in a scene from the comedy series “Ghosts.” (Cliff Lipson/CBS via AP)

Boo! Sitcom ‘Ghosts’ combos misfit spirits, feel-good charm

Bed-and-breakfast inhabited by deadbeat ghosts

  • Oct 15, 2021

 

This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Anupam Tripathi in a scene from “Squid Game.” Squid Game, a globally popular South Korea-produced Netflix show that depicts hundreds of financially distressed characters competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, has struck a raw nerve at home, where there’s growing discontent over soaring household debt, decaying job markets and worsening income inequality. (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)

‘Squid Game’ strikes nerve in debt-ridden South Korea

Raising disturbing questions about the future of one of Asia’s wealthiest economies

  • Oct 13, 2021
This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Anupam Tripathi in a scene from “Squid Game.” Squid Game, a globally popular South Korea-produced Netflix show that depicts hundreds of financially distressed characters competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, has struck a raw nerve at home, where there’s growing discontent over soaring household debt, decaying job markets and worsening income inequality. (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)
Lashana Lynch poses for a portrait to promote the film “No Time to Die” on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Lashana Lynch on making history as 007 in ‘No Time to Die’

First Black woman to play a 00 agent

  • Oct 9, 2021
Lashana Lynch poses for a portrait to promote the film “No Time to Die” on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joe Thornton (97) looks up and watches a Montreal Canadiens goal on the reply as teammates and head coach Sheldon Keefe look on during second period NHL Stanley Cup hockey action in Toronto on May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joe Thornton (97) looks up and watches a Montreal Canadiens goal on the reply as teammates and head coach Sheldon Keefe look on during second period NHL Stanley Cup hockey action in Toronto on May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Bilal Baig is shown in an episode of “Sort Of” in this undated handout photo. When deciding to not only co-create but star in a comedy series about a gender-fluid millennial nanny in Toronto, Bilal Baig was nervous. The queer, transfeminine, Muslim playwright says they trained as an actor in theatre school but “have a very complicated relationship to performance” and “struggle with visibility and being looked at.” Thinking about the potential impact of “Sort Of” — picked up by CBC in Canada, HBO Max in the United States and distributors in several other countries — helped them push through. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - CBC

‘Sort Of’ is about transition in all walks of life, says star/co-creator Bilal Baig

One of the first non-binary lead characters on North American mainstream TV

Bilal Baig is shown in an episode of “Sort Of” in this undated handout photo. When deciding to not only co-create but star in a comedy series about a gender-fluid millennial nanny in Toronto, Bilal Baig was nervous. The queer, transfeminine, Muslim playwright says they trained as an actor in theatre school but “have a very complicated relationship to performance” and “struggle with visibility and being looked at.” Thinking about the potential impact of “Sort Of” — picked up by CBC in Canada, HBO Max in the United States and distributors in several other countries — helped them push through. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - CBC
The Ontario Superior Court building is seen in Toronto, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Two Canadian media and entertainment unions say an award-winning Toronto-based production company behind a slew of popular reality shows has agreed to pay Factual TV company Cinelix workers at least $1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Cineflix workers could share more than $1 million in class-action settlement: unions

Lawsuit was filed in 2018 on behalf of hundreds of current and former workers

The Ontario Superior Court building is seen in Toronto, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Two Canadian media and entertainment unions say an award-winning Toronto-based production company behind a slew of popular reality shows has agreed to pay Factual TV company Cinelix workers at least $1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
This image released by Universal Pictures shows writer-director James DeMonaco, left, with actors Frank Grillo during the filming of “This is the Night,” available on video-on-demand. (KC Bailey/Universal Pictures/Blumhouse via AP)

In ‘This is the Night,’ a love letter to cinema, ‘Rocky III’

Follows one Staten Island family on the film’s opening day

  • Sep 22, 2021
This image released by Universal Pictures shows writer-director James DeMonaco, left, with actors Frank Grillo during the filming of “This is the Night,” available on video-on-demand. (KC Bailey/Universal Pictures/Blumhouse via AP)
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, Paul Rusesabagina, center, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving people from genocide, appears at the Kicukiro Primary Court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda. A court in Rwanda said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 that Rusesabagina, who boycotted the announcement after declaring he didn’t expect justice in a trial he called a “sham”, is guilty of terror-related offenses. (AP Photo, File)

Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ convicted of terror charges

Paul Rusesabagina charged along with 20 other people

  • Sep 20, 2021
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, Paul Rusesabagina, center, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving people from genocide, appears at the Kicukiro Primary Court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda. A court in Rwanda said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 that Rusesabagina, who boycotted the announcement after declaring he didn’t expect justice in a trial he called a “sham”, is guilty of terror-related offenses. (AP Photo, File)
An Emmy statue is pictured during Press Preview Day for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at the Television Academy in Los Angeles. The awards show honoring excellence in American television programming will be held on Sunday at the Event Deck at L.A. Live. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Emmys: ‘Crown,’ ‘Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit,’ streaming triumph

Netflix won a leading total of 44 awards

  • Sep 20, 2021
An Emmy statue is pictured during Press Preview Day for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at the Television Academy in Los Angeles. The awards show honoring excellence in American television programming will be held on Sunday at the Event Deck at L.A. Live. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
An attendant stands by as cars enter Toronto International Film Festival’s Visa Skyline Drive-In at CityView for a TIFF drive-in in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

TIFF to require proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 test for staff, audience

TIFF isn’t the first film festival to announce a vaccine requirement

An attendant stands by as cars enter Toronto International Film Festival’s Visa Skyline Drive-In at CityView for a TIFF drive-in in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), left to right, Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage), Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall), and Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley) are seen in a handout still image for the film “Paw Patrol: The Movie” from Paramount Pictures. Canadian animation director Cal Brunker says it took some dogged determination to pull off the “Paw Patrol” movie in the middle of a global pandemic. The Toronto-based filmmaker says he relied on “team spirit” and an arsenal of “good snacks” to keep spirits high as he led the massive production from the comfort of his home office. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spin Master

Animation director Cal Brunker on how camaraderie and snacks built ‘Paw Patrol’ movie

Jimmy Kimmel and Kim Kardashian lent their voices to characters

Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), left to right, Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage), Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall), and Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley) are seen in a handout still image for the film “Paw Patrol: The Movie” from Paramount Pictures. Canadian animation director Cal Brunker says it took some dogged determination to pull off the “Paw Patrol” movie in the middle of a global pandemic. The Toronto-based filmmaker says he relied on “team spirit” and an arsenal of “good snacks” to keep spirits high as he led the massive production from the comfort of his home office. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spin Master
Sandra Oh is shown in an episode of “The Chair” in this undated handout photo. Sandra Oh was hooked on her new Netflix dramedy series “The Chair” the second she saw the name of her character, Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim. The acclaimed Ottawa-raised actor plays the new English department chair at a prestigious university trying to raise its enrollment numbers, diversify its largely white, male staff base and change its systemic racism and sexism issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Netflix, Eliza Morse
Sandra Oh is shown in an episode of “The Chair” in this undated handout photo. Sandra Oh was hooked on her new Netflix dramedy series “The Chair” the second she saw the name of her character, Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim. The acclaimed Ottawa-raised actor plays the new English department chair at a prestigious university trying to raise its enrollment numbers, diversify its largely white, male staff base and change its systemic racism and sexism issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Netflix, Eliza Morse
Actor Jordan Gavaris is shown in a handout photo. Amazon Prime Video is shooting the Canadian comedy “The Lake” in northern Ontario.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amazon Prime Video-Peter Stranks

Amazon Prime Video shooting Canadian comedy ‘The Lake’ in northern Ontario

‘The Lake’ is the fourth announced Canadian Amazon Original series

Actor Jordan Gavaris is shown in a handout photo. Amazon Prime Video is shooting the Canadian comedy “The Lake” in northern Ontario.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amazon Prime Video-Peter Stranks
FILE - The Amazon DTW1 fulfillment center is shown in Romulus, Mich., on April 1, 2020. An Amazon series inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” novels will premiere in September 2022. The date was announced Monday as filming in New Zealand concluded for the as-yet untitled series, which Amazon said will relate the “fabled” Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’-inspired series to bow in 2022

Filming in New Zealand has concluded

  • Aug 3, 2021
FILE - The Amazon DTW1 fulfillment center is shown in Romulus, Mich., on April 1, 2020. An Amazon series inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” novels will premiere in September 2022. The date was announced Monday as filming in New Zealand concluded for the as-yet untitled series, which Amazon said will relate the “fabled” Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
U.S. viewers are getting a chance to meet the “Mohawk Girls.” NBC’s streaming service Peacock has picked up the acclaimed TV series, which originally aired on APTN from 2014 to 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rezolution Pictures-Philippe Bosse
U.S. viewers are getting a chance to meet the “Mohawk Girls.” NBC’s streaming service Peacock has picked up the acclaimed TV series, which originally aired on APTN from 2014 to 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rezolution Pictures-Philippe Bosse
Joel Cohen, left, from Calgary, and Tim Long, born in Brandon, Man. but raised in Exeter, Ont., pose in Toronto Thursday Feb. 14, 2002. Before he moved to the United States to pursue an acclaimed comedy writing career on late-night talk shows and “The Simpsons,” Tim Long was a self-described nerd in an Ontario town that calls itself the “home of the white squirrel.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris

‘Simpsons’ writer on mining Ontario roots for ’80s film, running afoul of Morrissey

‘The Exchange’ available in select theatres and across digital and on-demand platforms Friday

Joel Cohen, left, from Calgary, and Tim Long, born in Brandon, Man. but raised in Exeter, Ont., pose in Toronto Thursday Feb. 14, 2002. Before he moved to the United States to pursue an acclaimed comedy writing career on late-night talk shows and “The Simpsons,” Tim Long was a self-described nerd in an Ontario town that calls itself the “home of the white squirrel.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris
FILE - The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” pose for a photo after winning the Award for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Schitt’s Creek’ actors Tim Rozon, Sarah Levy reunite as co-stars on ‘SurrealEstate’

Their side characters on ‘Schitt’s’ had limited interaction

FILE - The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” pose for a photo after winning the Award for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young