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What to stream: Embark on guided tour of world cinema with Mubi

The streaming era has been a boon for cinephiles. Suddenly, thousands upon thousands of movies, from old favorites to obscure titles are available with the click of the remote (and a monthly subscription fee). But for some audiences, that’s led to a choice paralysis, locked in a never-ending scroll. That’s where Mubi comes in — the ...Read more

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Movie review: Strong performances propel road trip dramedy 'Ezra'

Director Tony Goldwyn opens his family dramedy “Ezra” in the warm, collegial comfort of a comedy club. Max (Bobby Cannavale) perches on a stool, a handheld camera drifting closer and closer as he tells jokes about his life — including his autistic son — layering truths with punchlines, walking a tight-rope of tones. It’s an invitation ...Read more

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Appreciation: Bill Walton was a passionate music fan who saw the Grateful Dead more than 850 times

SAN DIEGO — Bill Walton's passion for basketball was rivaled only by his passion for rock 'n' roll, in particular the music of the Grateful Dead. The San Diego-bred basketball icon — who died Monday at the age of 71 following a battle with cancer — saw the Dead perform more than 850 times, starting with a 1967 Mother's Day show at San ...Read more

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Richard Dreyfuss reportedly targets women, LGBTQ community at 'Jaws' event

Richard Dreyfuss caused a scene over Memorial Day weekend when the Oscar winner reportedly embarked on a sexist and homophobic rant during a screening of “Jaws.”

The “American Graffiti” star, 76, made several controversial statements about women and the LGBTQ community the “An Evening With Richard Dreyfuss + Jaws Screening,” held ...Read more

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New on DVD: Enjoy corresponding with 'Wicked Little Letters'

A British period piece tops the DVD releases for the week of June 4.

"Wicked Little Letters": Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley star in this dark comedy in which insulting letters are being sent to women anonymously in post-World War I England.

"Inspired by events that happened in an English village in the 1920s, 'Wicked Little Letters' is an '...Read more


In 'The Jinx -- Part Two' finale, Andrew Jarecki says Robert Durst was enabled by wife and siblings

Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki has spent much of the last 20 years thinking about Robert Durst, the notorious real estate heir who was suspected in multiple murders but managed to evade justice until the very end of his life.

Jarecki's Emmy winning 2015 docuseries, "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," thrust Durst into the spotlight by ...Read more

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Nina Metz: Cannes we not? This year's film festival left a sour taste

Each year, the Cannes Film Festival offers an early glimpse of some of the most ambitious filmmaking about to hit the market, with a forward-facing emphasis on the art rather than the commerce of cinema. (Make no mistake, behind the scenes the latter is a key element of the festival as well.) But something about this year’s fest, which wrapped...Read more

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List of DVD release dates for May 28 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:


28: Kung Fu Panda 4

28: Bob Marley: One Love

28: Arthur the King

28: Anatomy of a Fall

28: In the Land of Saints and Sinners

28: Sasquatch Sunset

28: Red Right Hand

28: Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms

28: Damaged

28: Drinkwater ...Read more

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Black Thought on why the Roots Picnic is the Philly music festival that endures

PHILADELPHIA — The Roots Picnic returns to the expanded campus of the Mann Center in Fairmount Park on June 1 and 2.

It'll be the fourth iteration of the music and Black culture festival at the Fairmount Park site since the Philadelphia hip-hop and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" band made the move from Festival Pier in 2019.

This ...Read more

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'The Golden Bachelorette': 5 things to know about Joan Vassos, the Maryland grandmother and reality TV star

BALTIMORE — For those who watched the first season of “The Golden Bachelor” on ABC, it was easy to immediately become a fan of all 22 of the senior women competing for Gerry Turner’s affections.

They were lively, confident and warm — people with interesting stories and lessons to share. None was more sweet and kind than Joan Vassos, ...Read more


Everything you need to know about Shane Gillis' Netflix show 'Tires' (including its Philly references)

PHILADELPHIA — Mechanicsburg-born comedian Shane Gillis is back on Netflix with "Tires," a new comedy series set in Pennsylvania which premiered on the streamer last week.

Gillis, who initially made a name for himself in the Philadelphia comedy scene, self-funded the project. It arrives on the streaming service about a year after his hit ...Read more

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Swifties trekking to Europe for cheaper Eras Tour tickets

PHILADELPHIA — Dear reader: How far would you travel for Taylor Swift?

For some Philadelphia-area Swifties, the answer is to Lincoln Financial Field and back. For others, it’s over 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe to see Swift’s record-breaking Eras Tour for a second, third, or even fourth time.

Swift last performed in ...Read more

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Richard Sherman, who supplied the songs and musical magic for Walt Disney, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES — To Walt Disney, who personally invited Richard and Robert Sherman to become full-time staff songwriters at his Burbank studio in 1960, they were the “boys.”

The Sherman brothers were the ideal match for Disney’s family-film factory, where they built a career creating what Richard Sherman once described as “upbeat, ...Read more

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Sean Baker's 'Anora' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France — "Anora," a widely admired knockabout comedy about a New York strip club dancer (Mikey Madison) and her impulsive affair with a Russian oligarch's wealthy son (Mark Eydelshteyn), has won the Palme d'Or, the most prestigious award granted by the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Sean Baker, whose prior two features, 2017's "...Read more

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Black Keys cancel entire North American tour

DETROIT — Akron, Ohio, rock duo the Black Keys has canceled its entire upcoming North American tour. No reason was given for the cancellation.

Ticket holders will receive refunds issued to the original method of payment within 14-21 days, according to a post on the event's Ticketmaster page.

The band's 31-date fall tour was to kick off Sept....Read more

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of 'four terrifying sexual encounters' in 8th new lawsuit

An eighth person has filed a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs, accusing the embattled mogul of sexual assault, battery, negligent infliction of emotional distress and violation of the victims of gender-motivated violence protection law, according to court documents reviewed by The Times.

April Lampros, whose lawyers submitted the lawsuit ...Read more

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Kelly Rowland explains her viral Cannes red carpet confrontation: 'I have a boundary'

Kelly Rowland is speaking out after her heated exchange on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet Thursday went viral.

The "Destiny's Child" alum was photographed walking the Palais des Festivals staircase ahead of the premiere of "Marcello Mio," a French-Italian comedy written and directed by Christophe Honoré.

She was smiling and waving to ...Read more

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Sean Kingston arrested in SoCal's Fort Irwin after SWAT raid on singer's South Florida rental

LOS ANGELES — Singer-rapper Sean Kingston was arrested in San Bernardino County on Thursday, hours after a SWAT team raided his rented mansion in South Florida.

Kingston, known for hits "Beautiful Girls" and "Fire Burning," was arrested near the Fort Irwin Army base without incident in connection to a Florida warrant, the Broward County ...Read more

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Singer-rapper Sean Kingston faces extradition to Florida; warrants detail fraud, theft charges against him and his mother

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Sean Kingston and his mother worked together to systematically defraud businesses and are now each facing multiple counts of grand theft and fraud, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office warrants released Friday.

The warrants were released a day after Kingston and his mother were arrested Thursday amid a raid ...Read more

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TV to watch: Beach Boys documentary is fun, fun, fun

The legendary band has had its fair share of challenges: Brian Wilson's mental health struggles. An ill-fated friendship with Charlie Manson. "Kokomo." This two-hour documentary hits them all. But directors Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny are more focused on the good times, when the group's sun-and-surf tunes dominated the airwaves. There are ...Read more