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‘In the Heights’ Director Jon M. Chu on Film’s In-Person Laliff Screening: ‘Like I’m Waking Up From Some Crazy Dream’

“It’s going to be Washington Heights that is going to show the world how to get up again,” declared director Jon M. Chu as he addressed the audience ahead of the special preview screening of Warner Bros.’ “In the Heights.” “Because it showed me how to get up again.”Chu’s sentiments reflected the overall atmosphere of […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Latinx’ and ‘the Limits of Defining 32 Different F*cking Countries with One Word’

As the musical visionary behind “In the Heights” and “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda has emerged as one of the biggest cultural figures of the past decade, and played a major role in the popularization of Latino storytelling. Or is that Latinx storytelling?In recent years, debates have festered around the best term to describe people from Spanish-speaking […]

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Box Office: With Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man,’ Summer Movie Season Gets Slow Start

“Wrath of Man,” a heist thriller starring Jason Statham, is leading box office charts with its $8.1 million debut.It’s hardly the start to summer movie season, which typically kicks off the first weekend in May, that many theater owners were hoping would ignite with Marvel’s “Black Widow.” (Disney recently moved the release of its superhero […]

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‘In the Heights’ World Premiere to Open 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

After a shuttered in-person 2020 edition, the Tribeca Film Festival is back in New York City this summer, and with a splashy world premiere to kick off the festivities. Director Jon M. Chu’s long-awaited “In the Heights,” adapted from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, will open the 20th anniversary edition of Tribeca on June […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Cut a Trump Reference from Broadway’s ‘In the Heights’ for Film Version

A lot has changed since “In the Heights” first debuted on Broadway in 2008. “Hamilton” heavyweight Lin-Manuel Miranda has been trying to mount a movie version of the musical set in the largely Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights since Barack Obama was elected president. That dream is finally becoming a reality, with the film at […]

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Amanda Seyfried on Her ‘Mank’ Oscar Nomination and Pitching Herself to Play Glinda in the ‘Wicked’ Movie

For “Mank” star Amanda Seyfried, she keeps her phone on silent and turns off all her notifications, so when she received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress as Marion Davies in the David Fincher film, her publicist called her mother and woke her up with the good news.“It’s nice to talk about something you […]

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‘Tenet’ Is Coming to HBO Max in May

HBO Max has announced that “Tenet” will hit the streaming platform on May 1.Good news for anyone experiencing time linearly: Tenet is streaming May 1 on HBO via HBO Max! ⌛️ pic.twitter.com/dGbxGLOwyu— HBO Max (@hbomax) March 20, 2021Christopher Nolan’s thriller first came to theaters in August of last year, several months before Warner Bros. decided […]

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