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Sharpton Says Film Debuts at ‘Critical Point’ in US Politics
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Sharpton Says Film Debuts at ‘Critical Point’ in US Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton has been called a lot of names in his public life: a hustler, a racist, an opportunist, a fraud, a rat, a jester.He embraces at least one of the intended insults, a name often hurled by his critics on the right and the left: “Loudmouth.” That's also the title of a two-hour documentary about the national civil rights leader debuting at theaters in 50 cities Friday.Sharpton's brash and combative styles, deployed in his advocacy for victims and families seeking accountability over police brutality and racial injustices, are on full display as filmmakers trace his evolution from Brooklyn rabble-rouser to sought-after figure in the U.S. political arena. Sharpton said he hopes the film inspires up-and-coming generations of loudmouths to join movements against...
Anna Diop Delivers a Hauntingly Good Performance in Nanny
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Anna Diop Delivers a Hauntingly Good Performance in Nanny

The universe has a funny way of bringing things full circle. For actress Anna Diop, finding her way to the film Nanny was one of those moments. It started a couple of years back when a writer on the show Titans emailed her about an exciting new filmmaker named Nikyatu Jusu. He thought she could be the next Barry Jenkins and encouraged Diop to check out her work. She watched Jusu’s short film Suicide by Sunlight and was blown away. “I was so taken by the originality of the story—the way that it was told through this dark genre, the social issues she was contending with in the story, the characters. Just across the board, I was really impressed with this filmmaker,” she says from a hotel room in New York City. Diop sent Jusu’s stuff to her reps hoping to connect, but nothing came of it. Two ...
“Immersive” entertainment is all the rage
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“Immersive” entertainment is all the rage

At "Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience," images of art from Tutankhamun's tomb are projected on screens that surround visitors. Photo: Clifford A. SobelAttendance is sluggish at movies and museums, but people are flocking to "immersive" shows that let them walk around (virtually) in a Van Gogh painting, King Tut's tomb or a surreal fantasy world.Why it matters: People are yearning to ditch their sofas and phone screens for transcendent experiences that let them move around and mingle, untethered from a theater seat or virtual reality headset. Driving the news: The surprise popularity of the half-a-dozen competing immersive Van Gogh exhibitions that hit the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic helped open the floodgates for similar shows, which make world-class art and artifacts more ac...
AMC Entertainment stock falls to 52-week low
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AMC Entertainment stock falls to 52-week low

The AMC 25 Theatres in Times Square in New York is seen on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.Richard Levine | Corbis News | Getty ImagesAMC Entertainment hit a new 52-week low Wednesday as the movie theater company contends with a massive debt load, dilution of its stock and a film release schedule short on blockbusters.Shares of the world's largest movie theater company have fallen about 80% to under $6 so far this year, as investors question the company's capital structure and overall business strategy.The company came back from the brink of bankruptcy in 2021 thanks to millions of retail investors who turned its shares into a meme stock. Since then, AMC has devised several plans to raise more capital to pay down its debts and invest in acquisitions, theater upgrades, a popcorn business and even a g...
Attention to Detail Is the Secret to Success in Netflix's Do Revenge
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Attention to Detail Is the Secret to Success in Netflix's Do Revenge

We asked Do Revenge costume designer Alana Morshead what her favorite teen movie was growing up, and the answer was no surprise: Clueless, followed closely by Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. These visually iconic ’90s films (notably styled by costume designer Mona May) not only established the tone for teen movies of the era but also marked a new age in fashion on-screen with vibrant wardrobes, archetypal accessories, and an inherent DIY-ness just as critical to the story as the plot. Streaming now on Netflix, Do Revenge is an homage to classic ’90s and ’00s teen movies as well as an astute social commentary on the youth culture of today. While it combines elements of Mean Girls, Jawbreaker, and even a dash of Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, Do Revenge is referential but i...
Guillermo del Toro Proudly Shows Off His ‘Pinocchio’ During Tudum
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Guillermo del Toro Proudly Shows Off His ‘Pinocchio’ During Tudum

It's turning out to be a great time to be a Pinocchio fan! In addition to Disney's live action adaptation, which recently premiered on Disney+, famed director Guillermo del Toro is working on another adaptation for Netflix. The Shape of Water writer shared a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of his upcoming film, releasing on Netflix this December, at the streamer's Saturday, Sept. 4 Tudum fan event, and the intricate production of the part-stop-motion, part-CGI film looks incredible.   The two minute feature expertly flashes between shots that show the puppeteers at work on set in comparison with the final product, proving movie magic is real. del Toro himself spoke about the process that was showing on screen, proudly introducing, "This is my Pinocchio." Sped up footage showed crew members bu...
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022) on Netflix
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‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022) on Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front has a new full-color version, bringing the classic book to life—and showing an even more devastating view of the harrowing realities of the Great War. Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran and journalist, wrote the 1928 book and was forced into exile in Switzerland for criticizing the war and the government."This German world bestseller is able to convey the inhuman terror of war, perhaps more impressively than any other literary work," Edward Berger, director of the new Netflix adaptation, said in a statement. "For me, creating its first German film adaptation is one of the most exciting challenges of all."Find out all about the new movie and its previous adaptations, as well as why the novel was so incredibly groundbreaking and important.Related: The 50 B...
9 Best ‘Mean Girls’ Costume Ideas for Halloween
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9 Best ‘Mean Girls’ Costume Ideas for Halloween

"In [mean] girl world, Halloween is the one night a girl can dress however they want and no one can say anything about it."Channel one of the best early 2000s movies (a true cult classic!) this Halloween with a Mean Girls costume. Thankfully we don’t live in their “Plastics” world, so you can dress up in whatever you want. Throwing on lingerie and mouse ears? So is Karen Smith. Want something more comfortable? Try a pink tracksuit on for size.There is a range of Mean Girls outfits to choose from and we’ve rounded up everything you need to replicate your character of choice. Best Mean Girls Halloween Costume IdeasShop nine Mean Girls costume ideas below and whatever you do, just don’t push anyone in front of a speeding school bus.Related: 25 Best Ways to Celebrate Mean Girls Day on October ...
“Predator” Movies Ranked, Including New Predator Movie 2022 “Prey”
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“Predator” Movies Ranked, Including New Predator Movie 2022 “Prey”

The Predator is one of the most recognizable movie monsters, having taken on everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to the titular beast from the Alien movies. While the franchise has had plenty of ups, it has also seen its fair share of downs. Before the release of the new Predator movie Prey, here is a ranking of each of the Predator movies so far.Related: We Ranked the 151 Best Horror Movies EverPredator Movies Ranked7. Alien vs Predator: Requiem (2007)The 2007 follow-up to the first crossover film, Alien vs Predator: Requiem is a mess. The story is actually fairly straightforward: the Predator ship from the first film crashes in a small Colorado town, unleashing the poorly named Predalien (a hybrid Alien and Predator) on the unsuspecting population.The simple setup is failed by bad acting...
At ‘Funny Girl,’ Lea Michele Is In, Beanie Feldstein Is Out | Entertainment News
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At ‘Funny Girl,’ Lea Michele Is In, Beanie Feldstein Is Out | Entertainment News

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Lea Michele has been tapped to step in and lead the Broadway revival of the beleaguered “Funny Girl” this fall, an announcement made just hours after current star Beanie Feldstein revealed she was leaving the musical sooner than anticipated due to the show taking a "different direction.”The high-profile casting change rocked the Broadway community and represents another step toward a return to the spotlight and respectability for Michele after former “Glee” castmates in 2020 accused the actor of behavior that was interpreted as racist and bullying.Michele, who started her career on Broadway and starred in the original “Spring Awakening” recently returned to the work with the documentary “Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known.” In many ...