Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Entertainment

More bad news for movie theaters. Pixar’s ‘Soul’ goes direct to Disney+ for the...

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In the latest domino to fall as the film industry continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic, the Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday that it will shift its upcoming Pixar animated film “Soul,” which was originally slated to hit theaters on Nov. 20, to an exclusive Dec. 25 streaming release on Disney+.

Review: Woody Allen is back with ‘A Rainy Day in New York.’ But it’s...

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“A Rainy Day in New York” is the first film written and directed by Woody Allen to open in the U.S. since “Wonder Wheel” in 2017. Prior to that Allen had released at least one film every year since 1982.

Legendary rocker Eddie Van Halen dead at 65

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Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitarist and co-founder of rock supergroup Van Halen, has died after a long battle with throat cancer.

Rihanna apologizes to Muslim community for ‘unintentionally offensive’ mistake

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Rihanna issued an apology to the Muslim community on Tuesday after being criticized for using a song that sampled a recitation from Islam’s sacred hadith for her 2020 Savage X Fenty fashion show last week.

‘Trial of Chicago 7’ review: Aaron Sorkin takes Mayor Daley’s 1968 nightmare to court

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Brilliantly cast, full of juicy verbal confrontations and only slightly undermined by its director, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” hits the righteous indignation spot. The writer is Aaron Sorkin.

Commentary: As arts across the nation suffer, the Kennedy Center in DC was about...

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Of all the strange and desperate cultural stories to emerge from a pandemic that has sent daggers straight through the heart of the performing arts in America, here is one of the weirdest. It comes from Washington, D.C., (where else?) and is the tale of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a planned rooftop nightclub called, believe it or not, “Heist.”

10 best political impressions in ‘Saturday Night Live’ history

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“Saturday Night Live” couldn’t return to the studio this weekend without recruiting a big star to play Joe Biden. News that Jim Carrey will temporarily join the cast to portray the Democratic presidential candidate has me reflecting on my top 10 favorite impersonations of politicians in the show’s 45-year history — and they’re not necessarily the ones you might think.

6 movies to watch before Halloween

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Halloween and horror film viewing ahead of the Oct. 31 holiday always begins extra early at my house. Since I am obsessed with Halloween and my husband loves Christmas, we have a handshake agreement: I control the remote Sept. 1-Oct. 31 and he can play his holly jolly movies Nov.1-Dec. 25.

‘Possessor’ review: Pardon me while I borrow your cranium

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A clever, crazy-gory second feature from writer-director Brandon Cronenberg, “Possessor” points to a young filmmaker indebted to the work of his famous father: “Scanners,” “Dead Ringers” and “A History of Violence” maestro David Cronenberg. The film, however, goes its own way with some usefully berserk imagery.

Commentary: Here’s what I miss about going to the movies. And why I think...

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As a place to gather before the fire of someone’s imagination, to watch and listen with strangers and friends, movie theaters feel pretty shaky right now.

Movie review: ‘Save Yourselves!’ follows familiar formula, but proves prescient

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When co-writers/co-directors Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson premiered their feature debut “Save Yourselves!” at the Sundance Film Festival early this year, they could not have known just how eerily and specifically prescient their film about hipsters at the end of the world would be.

Chrissy Teigen hospitalized in ‘scary’ situation halfway through pregnancy

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Chrissy Teigen has been hospitalized for excessive bleeding while pregnant with her third child.

All four seasons of ‘Fargo’ in a nutshell

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Before Sunday’s premiere, you can take a road trip through the past three seasons, all of which can be found on Hulu. First-timers are in for the ultimate joy ride.

‘Girlfriends’ star Reggie Hayes was on top of the world. Now the actor is...

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Twenty years ago “Girlfriends” premiered on UPN (which later became The CW) and earlier this month the sitcom became available to stream on Netflix, inspiring an enthusiastic rewatch of the classic show. What most people didn’t know is that one of its stars, Reggie Hayes, had just experienced a serious health scare.

‘Fargo’ is back with a sprawling crime story that lets Chris Rock show his...

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“You know why America loves a crime story? Because America is a crime story,” says Josto Fadda (Jason Schwartzman), the heir to an Italian American criminal enterprise, to Loy Cannon, the head of an African American criminal enterprise, in the latest season of FX’s “Fargo.”

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