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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Fast & Furious 8 is the second U.S. movie, and the first big-budget Hollywood film, to be shot in Cuba since the recent improvement of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
American and Cuban musicians played together in Havana in the first official cultural exchange in half a century. Among them: Usher, Dave Matthews, X Alfonso, and Smokey Robinson.
Friday, April 15, 2016
A new version of the classic Disney animated movie features a live-action Mowgli and digitally created animals. It's feat of animation and technical magic — the new smoke and mirrors of Hollywood.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Tilakamonkul family opened Bangkok Market in 1972. It became a magnet for Asian immigrants and chefs looking for rare ingredients. Their own son, Jet Tila, is now a celebrity chef.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Producer Deborah Snyder is in it for the long haul with Warner Brothers and DC Comics, working on Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, The Flash and Aquaman, as well.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
The photographer, who died in 1989, was as controversial as he was celebrated. Now, two LA museums are exhibiting their massive joint acquisition of his archives.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Spotlight received the Oscar for best picture. Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in The Revenant, won for best actor. And, Brie Larson takes home the award for best leading actress for h...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
British costumer Sandy Powell already has three Oscars and is in the running for two more. Cinderella's gown was "probably the most terrifying thing" she's created. "The expectations were so high."
Friday, February 12, 2016
Bordertown is about two families on both sides of the immigration debate. One is a white border patrol agent and his family and the other is a Mexican-American immigrant family.
Friday, February 05, 2016
The director's new documentary, called Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, explores the King of Pop's seminal LP. "Michael is alive, because his music is still here," he says.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson begins Tuesday on FX. Based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, it's a behind-the-scenes series that stars Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Weinstein's new miniseries is an updated retelling of Leo Tolstoy's Russian classic. Never mind the daunting page count — "It's got honest-to-God great action, great sex, great love story," he says.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Sundance Film Festival gets underway Thursday night in Park City, Utah. NPR explores the themes of the festival and which films are getting big buzz.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are among eight nominees for best picture. Notable snubs in the category of best director: Ridley Scott wasn't nominated, nor were any women or people of color.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to a representative. He released his latest album, the critically acclaimed Blackstar, on Friday, which was also his 69th birthday.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Revenant is a brutal Western, set in 1823. Filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu shot the film chronologically, using only natural sunlight and firelight in remote areas of Canada and Argentina.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Lucasfilm president was handpicked by George Lucas to take over his company and the franchise. She's aware that all her film mentors have been men; "I need to bring other women along," she says.
Friday, November 27, 2015
We discover some of this season's hottest toys: light sabers, drones and Millennium Falcons — all for sale in anticipation of next month's release of the new Star Wars film: The Force Awakens.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melissa Mathison has died at the age of 65. NPR's Mandalit del Barco offers a remembrance of the woman who wrote E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, among other films.
Monday, November 02, 2015
At one of the largest Day of the Dead celebrations in L.A., Mariachi Manchester reinterprets the work of The Smiths' lead singer.