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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

 

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

 

Director Deepa Mehta poses for a photo at TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema in Toronto, Thursday, November 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek

Deepa Mehta’s ‘Funny Boy’ no longer eligible for international film Oscar

Must have more than 50 per cent non-English dialogue

 

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)
A movie goer makes his way to a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Cineplex tries to woo moviegoers with theatre rentals after 91% drop in tickets sold

Cineplex tries to woo moviegoers with theatre rentals after 91% drop in tickets sold

A movie goer makes his way to a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cineplex Inc., in this undated photo. (The Canadian Press)

Cineplex saw 91 per cent fewer moviegoers this summer, sales drop 85 per cent

Theaters reopened with limited show times and seating on Aug. 21

Cineplex Inc., in this undated photo. (The Canadian Press)
Movie goers sit in a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto on October 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Cineplex will not reopen some Ontario movie theatres under new COVID-19 restrictions

Cineplex says decision was made ‘from a financial perspective’

Movie goers sit in a theatre at a Cineplex in Toronto on October 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Malcolm Angell’s former colleagues allege the work environment at Mill Film was toxic. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Malcolm Angell’s former colleagues allege the work environment at Mill Film was toxic. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Review: ‘Agents of Chaos,’ from Russia, but not with love

Review: ‘Agents of Chaos,’ from Russia, but not with love

Review: ‘Agents of Chaos,’ from Russia, but not with love

Review: ‘Agents of Chaos,’ from Russia, but not with love
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Elizabeth Debicki, left, and John David Washington in a scene from “Tenet.” As “Tenet” enters its third week in North American cinemas with barely any new blockbusters on the horizon, U.S. exhibitors are put in a tricky spot. (Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theatres

Biggest chains have been open for about a month

  • Sep 21, 2020
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Elizabeth Debicki, left, and John David Washington in a scene from “Tenet.” As “Tenet” enters its third week in North American cinemas with barely any new blockbusters on the horizon, U.S. exhibitors are put in a tricky spot. (Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
Hollywood has now gone more than four months without a major theatrical release, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Movie theatres implore studios: Release the blockbusters

NEW YORK — A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far,…

  • Jul 24, 2020
Hollywood has now gone more than four months without a major theatrical release, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
No mask, no problem? The debate over face masks wages in movie theatres

No mask, no problem? The debate over face masks wages in movie theatres

No mask, no problem? The debate over face masks wages in movie theatres

  • Jun 19, 2020
No mask, no problem? The debate over face masks wages in movie theatres
Cineplex Inc. will reopen six locations in Alberta later this month, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Cineplex planning to reopen six Alberta theatres this month, others in July

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. is inching towards a gradual reopening of its…

Cineplex Inc. will reopen six locations in Alberta later this month, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Cineplex Inc. will reopen six locations in Alberta later this month, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Cineplex Inc. will reopen six locations in Alberta later this month, in a June 15, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)