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Review: 'Beforeigners' mashes up the buddy cop genre and sci-fi time travel in this Norwegian drama

One night in the Norwegian city of Oslo, strange flashes of light illuminate the bay from below. And then suddenly, living, breathing, freaked-out humans pop up out of the water, gasping for air, and completely unaware of how they got there or why.

Flash-forward a few years, and these watery arrivals have become a nightly occurrence, delivering...Read more

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Michael Phillips: With ArcLight and other movie theaters closing, has it ever seemed so frivolous to predict the Oscars? Let's reflect

Once upon a time in Hollywood:

It’s July 2019, and no one’s wearing a mask. Before a huge, revved-up audience, writer-director Quentin Tarantino presents his blood-spattered sentimental ode to an industry in transition, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” in 70-millimeter screenings held at the legendary Pacific Cinerama Dome on Sunset...Read more

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Philly director digs into unsolved Notorious B.I.G. murder in 'City of Lies'

Who killed the Notorious B.I.G.?

Brad Furman has a strong suspicion, and he's ready with a three-word response to people's questions about the 1997 murder of rapper Christopher Wallace, who was shot to death in Los Angeles just six months after Tupac Shakur met the same fate in Las Vegas.

"Watch the movie," says the Philadelphia-born movie ...Read more

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How did they create 'Mulan's' massive Imperial City? Think giant digital Lego kit

The live-action "Mulan" eliminated some of the animated version's fantasy elements in favor of a more grounded, historical-epic feeling. Therefore, the main mission of its Oscar-nominated visual effects teams was to make what magic remained seem almost casual and, oh yeah, to create an entire photorealistic Imperial City out of digital Legos.

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From almond butter aspirations to classical recordings on cassette tapes, Chicago label Parlour Tapes is ready for its next chapter

CHICAGO — There was a time when Parlour Tapes — cassette label, event planners, and sound experiment extraordinaires — came precariously close to breaking into the nut butter business.

Deidre Huckabay, Jenna Lyle and Zach Moore claim it was all the doing of Andrew Tham, their fellow Parlour Tapes owner. “A few years ago, Andrew found 90...Read more

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'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me' is a true family affair for Jamie Foxx and daughter Corinne

Corinne Foxx spent her entire childhood getting embarrassed by her dad, just like you. He just happened to be famous.

The 27-year-old daughter of actor Jamie Foxx had an unusual upbringing, but now she has a rare opportunity as well: to flame her dad on Netflix for eight episodes in her new show, “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me.”

The sitcom ...Read more

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Review: 'We Broke Up' is focused, lean and heartfelt, but does feel insubstantial at times

He proposes. She upchucks. Not a very auspicious start to a beautiful engagement. Indeed, the vomit is the beginning of the end for Doug (William Jackson Harper) and Lori (Aya Cash), but it’s only just the beginning of “We Broke Up,” a sweet, sad, little story of love lost, and transformed. One would be tempted to call it a “rom-com,” ...Read more

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'I can't imagine Hollywood without the ArcLight.' Filmmakers explain why the loss matters

LOS ANGELES — In a breathtaking sequence in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood,” the majestic Cinerama Dome marquee glimmers to life at dusk, a beacon beckoning movie lovers from its perch overlooking Sunset Boulevard. Wistfulness, promise and a tinge of nostalgia commingle in one magical moment; the music playing is ...Read more

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Shonda Rhimes: 'Like, we didn't kill' Rege-Jean Page's 'Bridgerton' character

"Like, we didn't kill him. He's still alive!"

That's what Shonda Rhimes told Vanity Fair recently, reacting to the uproar over news that fan favorite Rege-Jean Page would not return as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, in the second season of Netflix's hit series "Bridgerton."

Rhimes, an executive producer on the series set in Regency-era ...Read more

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'The Bachelor' has a troubled history when it comes to gay romance

"The Bachelor's" Colton Underwood revealed that he's gay in an emotional interview with Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. And compared with the franchise's past handling of the subject of gay romance, it was a major step forward.

"Obviously this year's been a lot for a lot of people," said the former football player and ...Read more

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Embattled country star Morgan Wallen says he needs more time to work on himself

Morgan Wallen peeked out from Cancellation Land on Tuesday with an update on where his head’s at after his recent behavior and a racist slur effectively got him banned from country music.

The “Whisky Glasses” singer also announced he won’t be playing any concerts this summer, including a planned tour with fellow country star Luke Bryan....Read more

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Britney Spears 'happy to share' her story with concerned fans

The February documentary “Framing Britney Spears” garnered the attention of fans of the 39-year-old pop star but left many of them concerned about her well-being as new details regarding her personal life were revealed.

Though she was the subject of the documentary, Spears was not interviewed despite best efforts from director Samantha ...Read more

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Daniel Dae Kim spoke up to 'Lost' producers about Asian stereotypes, and wasn't supposed to survive past first season

Daniel Dae Kim is revealing little known nuggets about the breakthrough role that put him on the map.

The award-winning actor gained fame through his beloved character Jin-Soo Kwon on J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof’s Emmy Award-winning ABC supernatural drama “Lost,” a big hit during the mid-to-late aughts.

But according to Kim, the role ...Read more

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Hank Azaria apologizes for his portrayal of Indian character on 'The Simpsons'

Hank Azaria wants to apologize for this portrayal of an Indian character on “The Simpsons.”

For about three decades, Azaria was the voice of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian immigrant who runs a convenience store on the Fox long-running animated comedy.

Last year he announced he would no longer portray the character amid criticism that ...Read more

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TikToker Justine Paradise says YouTube star Jake Paul sexually assaulted her, Paul calls it '100% false'

TikTok star Justine Paradise said that YouTube sensation Jake Paul forced her to perform oral sex in 2019 without her consent. Paul said Paradise’s allegations were “100% false.”

Paradise said the assault occurred in July 2019 at the Team 10 house, a mansion in Calabasas, California, that hosted several social media stars, most famously ...Read more

Family guide to new movie releases

'IN THE EARTH'

Rated R for strong violent content, grisly images, and language.

What it’s about: A scientist and ranger set out into the woods during a deadly pandemic, searching for a scientist experimenting with paganism.

The kid attractor factor: Not much — this folk horror drama deals with dark themes. Perhaps some teen audiences.

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Judging by the song titles, Olivia Rodrigo's debut album is going to spill the tea

Teen songwriting phenom Olivia Rodrigo has given fans a taste of her highly anticipated debut album, "Sour."

On Tuesday, Rodrigo unveiled the vibrant artwork and track list for her first studio effort, out May 21. The reveal comes nearly two weeks after she released "Deja Vu," a summery follow-up to her runaway hit of a lead single, "Drivers ...Read more

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Review: Pandemic adds extra layer of threat to folk horror film 'In the Earth'

There is a plague in England — the plague that we happen to be living through, as writer/director Ben Wheatley started writing the script for “In the Earth,” early in the 2020 lockdown. As such, it’s a quarantine film that actually captures the world we’re living in, of surgical masks and nasal swabs and social distancing.

The extreme...Read more

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Temple Grandin champions 'different kinds of minds' for Autism Awareness Month on PBS

A special episode of PBS' "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" hinges on the principle that "sometimes people think and do things differently, and that's OK."

But Temple Grandin knows firsthand that varying modes of thought are more than just OK. They're essential to human progress.

"If you get the right teams of people to do things that have...Read more

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Lady Gaga's fans think 'Artpop' never got enough respect. So they're changing that

The applause for "Artpop" lives on, reassuring what some of Lady Gaga's fans already knew about the divisive and overlooked album: It was ahead of its time.

The pop star's third studio album, released in 2013, landed at No. 2 on iTunes' album chart Tuesday after #buyARTPOPoniTunes went viral on social media. The hashtag is part of a fan-powered...Read more