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Director Chloe Zhao, left, appears with actress Frances McDormand on the set of “Nomadland.” (Searchlight Pictures via AP)

‘Nomadland’ wins best picture at a social distanced Oscars

‘Nomadland’ premiered at a drive in and debuted in theatres, but found its largest audience on Hulu

  • Apr 26, 2021

 

This combination of photos shows the Oscar nominees for best actor, from left, Riz Ahmed; Chadwick Boseman; Anthony Hopkins; Gary Oldman; Steven Yeun. (Amazon/Netflix/Sony Pictures Classics/Netflix/A24 via AP)

Anthony Hopkins wins best actor Oscar for ‘The Father’

Hopkins wasn’t present to accept the trophy

  • Apr 26, 2021

 

FILE - Diane Warren poses for a portrait at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Warren is nominated for an Oscar for best original song for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for ‘awesome’ win

Third movie adaptation of the 1975 Romain Gary novel ‘The Life Before Us’

  • Apr 15, 2021

 

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stomps to pandemic-best $48.5M opening

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stomps to pandemic-best $48.5M opening

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from "Godzilla vs. Kong." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

With King Kong, a little swagger returns to the box office

With King Kong, a little swagger returns to the box office

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from "Godzilla vs. Kong." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from "Godzilla vs. Kong." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

Review: Once more unto the breach in ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Review: Once more unto the breach in ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from "Godzilla vs. Kong." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
This image released by HBO Max shows, from left, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and director Zack Snyder on the set of "Zack Snyder’s Justice League." (Clay Enos/HBO Max via AP)

Fueled by fans, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ hits HBO Max

Fueled by fans, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ hits HBO Max

This image released by HBO Max shows, from left, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and director Zack Snyder on the set of "Zack Snyder’s Justice League." (Clay Enos/HBO Max via AP)
FILE - Actor Yaphet Kotto appears on his wedding day in Baltimore, Md. on July 12, 1998. Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and as Lt. Al Giardello on the 90's NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at age 81. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. She said he died Monday in the Philippines. Kotto's agent, Ryan Goldhar, confirmed Kotto's death. (AP Photo/John Gillis, File)

Yaphet Kotto of ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Alien,’ dies at 81

Yaphet Kotto of ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Alien,’ dies at 81

FILE - Actor Yaphet Kotto appears on his wedding day in Baltimore, Md. on July 12, 1998. Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and as Lt. Al Giardello on the 90's NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at age 81. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. She said he died Monday in the Philippines. Kotto's agent, Ryan Goldhar, confirmed Kotto's death. (AP Photo/John Gillis, File)
Cloris Leachman and Thomas Duplesses are shown in a scene from "Jump, Darling" in this undated handout photo. Sitting in her chair off-camera on the Ontario set of the new Canadian film "Jump, Darling," Cloris Leachman could often be found studiously reading her lines and preparing. Phil Connell, writer-director of the LGBTQ family drama, says the then-93-year-old acclaimed actor still took her craft seriously and was willing to perform any scene -- even a vulnerable shower one. Though she was frail and needed physical assistance between takes, she sprung into action in scenes for the film, which marks Leachman's final starring role before her death in January at age 94. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Porch FF, Viktor Cahoj

Canadian film ‘Jump, Darling’ features the late Cloris Leachman’s last starring role

Canadian film ‘Jump, Darling’ features the late Cloris Leachman’s last starring role

Cloris Leachman and Thomas Duplesses are shown in a scene from "Jump, Darling" in this undated handout photo. Sitting in her chair off-camera on the Ontario set of the new Canadian film "Jump, Darling," Cloris Leachman could often be found studiously reading her lines and preparing. Phil Connell, writer-director of the LGBTQ family drama, says the then-93-year-old acclaimed actor still took her craft seriously and was willing to perform any scene -- even a vulnerable shower one. Though she was frail and needed physical assistance between takes, she sprung into action in scenes for the film, which marks Leachman's final starring role before her death in January at age 94. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Porch FF, Viktor Cahoj
Christopher Plummer accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Oscar-winning Canadian actor Christopher Plummer has died at 91, confirmed his wife Elaine Plummer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer dies at 91

Legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer dies at 91

Christopher Plummer accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Oscar-winning Canadian actor Christopher Plummer has died at 91, confirmed his wife Elaine Plummer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Review: ‘Little Fish’ is a pandemic-era, sci-fi love story

Review: ‘Little Fish’ is a pandemic-era, sci-fi love story

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, actor Chuck Norris stands following a ceremony in Garland, Texas. Norris’ manager says the “Walker, Texas Ranger” star was not present at last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. A photo of a man resembling Norris apparently with a member of the mob began trending online. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Chuck Norris manager says actor was not at U.S. Capitol riot

‘This is not Chuck Norris’

  • Jan 13, 2021
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, actor Chuck Norris stands following a ceremony in Garland, Texas. Norris’ manager says the “Walker, Texas Ranger” star was not present at last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. A photo of a man resembling Norris apparently with a member of the mob began trending online. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film “Soul.” (Disney Pixar via AP)

Review: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ joins mid-life crisis, jazz fantasia

‘A a wondrous whirligig of daily life”

  • Dec 24, 2020
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film “Soul.” (Disney Pixar via AP)
Director Deepa Mehta poses for a photo at TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema in Toronto, Thursday, November 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
Director Deepa Mehta poses for a photo at TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema in Toronto, Thursday, November 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from “Wonder Woman 1984.” The superhero sequel earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ grabs $38.5 million overseas

Most earnings came from Chinese theatres

  • Dec 21, 2020
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from “Wonder Woman 1984.” The superhero sequel earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
Jeremy Bulloch speaks in front of the costume he wore while playing Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” at the Star Wars Identities exhibition in London on July 26, 2017. Bulloch, the English actor who played Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. His agents said in a statement that he died in a London hospital Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, after years of suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He was 75. (AP Photo)

Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett in first ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, dies

Boba Fett quickly became a cult favourite

  • Dec 18, 2020
Jeremy Bulloch speaks in front of the costume he wore while playing Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” at the Star Wars Identities exhibition in London on July 26, 2017. Bulloch, the English actor who played Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. His agents said in a statement that he died in a London hospital Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, after years of suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He was 75. (AP Photo)
Actors Ben Lewis (left) and Blake Lee are shown in a scene from the film "The Christmas Setup." THE CANADIAN PRESS/-Bell Media MANDATORY CREDT

Canadian Ben Lewis stars in Lifetime’s first LGBTQ holiday film, ‘Christmas Setup’

Canadian Ben Lewis stars in Lifetime’s first LGBTQ holiday film, ‘Christmas Setup’

Actors Ben Lewis (left) and Blake Lee are shown in a scene from the film "The Christmas Setup." THE CANADIAN PRESS/-Bell Media MANDATORY CREDT
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." The film isn't skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. The last big blockbuster holdout of 2020 is still opening in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day but it will also be made available to HBO Max subscribers free of charge for its first month, Warner Bros. said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros Pictures via AP)

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." The film isn't skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. The last big blockbuster holdout of 2020 is still opening in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day but it will also be made available to HBO Max subscribers free of charge for its first month, Warner Bros. said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros Pictures via AP)
A Cineplex theatre in Toronto is seen on Monday, December 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Cineplex agrees to shrink theatrical window to 17 days for Universal movies

Multi-year deal for Canada’s largest film exhibitor

A Cineplex theatre in Toronto is seen on Monday, December 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
This combination photo shows the Universal Studios globe on Aug. 5, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., left, and the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on May 11, 2016. Universal Pictures and Cinemark announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, a multiyear agreement that guarantees three full weekends, or 17 days, of theatrical exclusivity for Universal and Focus Feature titles before a film can become available to rent on demand. Films that open to $50 million or more, however, will stay in theaters exclusively for five full weekends, or 31 days. (AP Photo)

Universal and Cinemark agree to shorten theatrical window

Flexibility ensures blockbusters have a longer exclusive run

  • Nov 17, 2020
This combination photo shows the Universal Studios globe on Aug. 5, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., left, and the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on May 11, 2016. Universal Pictures and Cinemark announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, a multiyear agreement that guarantees three full weekends, or 17 days, of theatrical exclusivity for Universal and Focus Feature titles before a film can become available to rent on demand. Films that open to $50 million or more, however, will stay in theaters exclusively for five full weekends, or 31 days. (AP Photo)