J.K. Rowling on the Future of Harry Potter Stories on Stage

The “Harry Potter” novels spawned a massively successful film franchise, and now, with the April 22 opening of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the Boy Who Lived has conquered Broadway. Could there be a stage sequel on the way?Probably not, according to J.K. Rowling, the author and creator of the Potterverse — and the […]

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2019 Oscars: Best Actress Predictions

Breaking out of Sundance, Netflix-produced Tamara Jenkins drama “Private Life” (Metascore: 81) stars Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn as a couple struggling with a midlife infertility crisis. They turn to their beloved niece (Kayli Carter) to consider donating some of her eggs to the cause, to the horror of her mother (Molly Shannon). Netflix plans […]

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‘Scary Mother’ Named Top Film at Beijing Festival

“Scary Mother,” a Georgian-Estonian drama about a woman who chooses to follow her passion for writing, putting it ahead of her family, was named as the best picture at the Beijing International Film Festival. The film’s lead performer Nato Murvanidze was named best actress.The Tiantan awards were presented at a spectacular closing ceremony on Sunday […]

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‘Zoe’: Drake Doremus Tackles Artificial Intelligence With Ewan McGregor & Lea Seydoux

As artificial intelligence technology develops, so too does our cultural fascination with the blurring line between human and machines. From “Her” and “Ex Machina” to “Black Mirror” and “Westworld,” AI is hot right now – literally. If we’re not thinking about how to build humanoid machines, we’re thinking about fucking them. In movies and television, […]

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‘Killing Eve’: BBC America’s Feminist Assassin Series Just Went From Fun and Addictive to Essential Viewing

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Killing Eve” Episode 3, “Don’t I Know You?”]“Killing Eve” has been a wild and daring ride so far, but it’s always kept the tone lighthearted and breezy. Sure, the gamine assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) murders people willy-nilly throughout Europe, but it’s always done with such flair and only […]

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‘The Seagull’ Review: Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan Do Chekhov Well, But the Movie Can’t Keep Up — Tribeca

Great plays are plays for a reason. If something succeeds onstage, it’s usually because it was written for that medium. Of course, if Hollywood can make a blockbuster out of a video game, classic Russian dramas are fair game. Unfortunately, although “The Seagull” sports a winning cast, the latest adaptation of the stage classic should […]

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‘Sharp Objects’ Teaser: HBO’s Next Super-Dark Miniseries Has Amy Adams and Danger Lurking Around Every Corner

A year after “Big Little Lies,” HBO is offering a first glimpse at their latest attempt at turning a runaway literary success into TV gold. The network released the initial teaser for “Sharp Objects,” the upcoming miniseries that will try to follow in the big footsteps of some recent crime classics.“Sharp Objects” stars Amy Adams […]

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