Arts & Entertainment

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury

“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Friday. The Oscar-winner will preside over seven jurors to hand...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Sundance adds Coogler-produced ‘Judas’

The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film “Judas and the Black Messiah” will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before heading to HBO Max and theaters, programmers announced Tuesday....

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett in first ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, dies

LOS ANGELES – Jeremy Bulloch, the English actor who first wore a helmet, cape and jetpack to play Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Thursday. Bulloch died at a London hospital...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for first virtual edition

A Questlove-directed documentary about the other major music event of the summer of 1969 and documentaries about the creators of Sesame Street and the coronavirus pandemic in China are among the 72...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

New Orleans stage and screen actor Carol Sutton dies at 76

NEW YORK – Actor Carol Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy “Steel Magnolias” and the TV...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Disney unveils plans to stream a galaxy of new series, films

NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co.’s streaming plans shifted into hyper speed Thursday, as the studio unveiled a galaxy’s worth of new streaming offerings including plans for 10 “Star Wars” series...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, who played Deebo in ‘Friday,’ dies

LOS ANGELES – Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former wrestler who was known for his Deebo character in the “Friday” films, has died. He was 62. Lister’s manager, Cindy Cowan, said Lister was found...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual for 2021

Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room. Organizers on Wednesday said that...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Coming 2 America’ to launch on Amazon Prime in March

“Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy, has landed on a date to come to audiences. The film that reunites Murphy and Arsenio Hall will debut on Amazon Prime Video on March...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Johnny Depp exits ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise

NEW YORK – Johnny Depp has exited the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise after his failed libel case against The Sun tabloid newspaper for a 2018 article that labeled him a “wife beater.” Depp said...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

‘Tenet’ to head to home release in Dec. after theatrical run

NEW YORK – After several months in pandemic-altered theaters, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” will head to home release Dec. 15, Warner Bros. said Thursday. “Tenet” will be available digitally as well...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

LONDON – Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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