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Sun 21:35  James Michael Tyler, Actor Who Played Gunther on ‘Friends,’ Dies at 59
James Michael Tyler, an actor beloved for his portrayal of Gunther on “Friends,” died of prostate cancer on Sunday morning, his manager confirmed to Variety. He was 59. Tyler died peacefully in his Los Angeles home. The actor was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in September 2018. Tyler shared his story earlier this year on […]
Sun 21:30  Timothée Chalamet and Denis Villeneuve on Overcoming Their Fears to Make ‘Dune’
In “Dune,” Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides is heard opining, “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.” The line of dialogue is one of the most famous quotes from Frank Herbert’s classic novel and, now, one of the major themes of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s big-screen adaptation. But when it comes to translating a 700-page […]
Sun 19:14  Issa Rae, Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji Give Fans a Sneak Peek of Season 5 at ‘Insecure’ Fest
Just 24 hours ahead of the fifth and final season premiere of “Insecure,” creator and star Issa Rae welcomed hundreds of fans gathered at the parking-lot-turned-venue of Hilltop’s Coffee and Kitchen in L.A. for Insecure Fest — a five-hour live musical celebration of the show. “I gotta shout out Hilltop for hosting this in the […]
Sun 18:53  International Box Office: ‘Dune’ Leads With $47 Million, ‘Venom’ Sequel Crosses $350 Million Globall
Director Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” led the international box office, generating $47.4 million from 75 overseas territories over the weekend. The sci-fi epic, based on Frank Herbert’s seminal novel, had the biggest turnout in China, where the film opened to $22 million, a muted result in the world’s largest movie market. “Dune” also opened this weekend […]
Sun 18:00  ‘Eternals’ Review: Chloé Zhao’s Marvel Movie Is Finely Crafted but Needed More of Her Personality to
The superheroes in Chloé Zhao’s “Eternals” are bound to each other by many things, starting with the interlocking rings and shafts and bolts of golden light that emanate from their very being. The light — a cosmic energy they share — is the piping that lines their uniforms, and it’s the shape-shifting weaponry they conjure […]
Sun 17:12  Inside ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Reopening on Broadway
The chandelier inside the Majestic Theatre, Broadway’s most beloved ghost light, rose again on Friday evening as “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest running show in Broadway history, returned to its first performance since the industry’s COVID-19 shutdown and, with its soaring path above the audience, brightened the lights of Broadway to a brilliance […]
Sun 16:23  Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Sets Pandemic-Era Record for Indie Box Office
“The French Dispatch,” director Wes Anderson’s tribute to 20th-century magazines, opened at the domestic box office with a robust $1.3 million from only 52 theaters. For platform releases like “The French Dispatch,” which kick off in select theaters rather than in thousands nationwide, the key metric is per-theater average instead of overall weekend box office […]
Sun 16:19  Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Continue Performing From Home
Popular British musician Ed Sheeran has tested positive for COVID-19, but will continue performing from home. “Hey guys. Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” the singer-songwriter posted on Instagram on Sunday. “It means that I’m now unable to plough ahead with […]
Sun 15:59  Reed Birney on Searing Drama ‘Mass’ and Why He’s Hesitant to Return to Live Theater
When the Gotham Award nominations were announced this week, Reed Birney was the sole member of the “Mass” ensemble recognized for his work in the searing drama about two couples grappling with the aftershocks of a school shooting. Some prognosticators were surprised that Birney and not Ann Dowd or Martha Plimpton, who have more emotional, […]
Sun 15:36  ‘Dune’ Digs Up $22 Million Opening China Weekend On Path Towards Estimated $35 Million Cume
“Dune” didn’t quite manage to spice up its China open after a middling $6 million first day in the country on Friday. The film grossed just $21.6 million in its debut three-day weekend, according to studio estimates. The result is more or less in the ballpark of its $41 million weekend tally in North America, […]
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