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Arts Dec 11Disney’s new streaming plans include ‘Star Wars’ spinoff, Marvel series
In a virtual presentation for investors, Disney chief executive Bob Chapek laid out super-sized ambitions for it direct-to-consumer efforts, leaning heavily on some of the company's biggest brands.
Arts Dec 03Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max in tandem with theaters
After one month, they will stop streaming and continue to play only in theaters. The move follows Warner Bros.' decision to put "Wonder Woman 1984" on HBO Max next December, in addition to in theaters.
Arts Dec 01‘All my love, Elliot’: ‘Umbrella Academy’ actor comes out as transgender
The Oscar-nominated actor who starred in "Juno," "Inception" and "The Umbrella Academy" has come out as transgender with the name of Elliot Page. He made the announcement Tuesday in a moment greeted as a watershed for the trans community in…
Arts Nov 25The pandemic is rewriting Hollywood
COVID is accelerating a digital makeover and potentially reordering an industry that was already in flux.
Arts Nov 24John Boyega isn’t going to ‘take the money and shush’
In July, he gave a fiery, impassioned speech at a London protest after George Floyd's death. And in a GQ interview in September, Boyega criticized the makers of "Star Wars" for its uncertain handling of his character.
Arts Nov 03Sunset falls on a historic season for the drive-in
With temperatures dropping — and even some snow flurries falling — in the northern half of the country, one of the pandemic's few bright spots is running low on time. Many drive-ins are staying open well beyond normal closing, and…
Arts Sep 10Hollywood’s inclusion problems still run deep, study finds
In many areas, speaking roles, behind-the-scenes jobs, LGBTQ representation, parts for people with disability — Hollywood remains far from reflecting the makeup of its American audiences.
Arts Aug 30‘Tenet’ launches with $53M in overseas gambit at box office
Warner Bros.' “Tenet” — the most hotly anticipated movie of the year and the one that has repeatedly positioned itself to lead the return of multiplex moviegoing — opened with an estimated $53 million overseas in 41 markets, including most…
Arts Aug 13AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening
AMC Theatres, the nation's largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie.
Arts Jul 31In an upside-down summer, ‘Jaws,’ ‘E.T.’ are hits again
When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve slipped into a time warp, or maybe “Back to the Future.”…