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Come on, Barbie, let's go party! The live-action approach to the story of iconic doll line has been a long time in the making. The Barbie movie was originally set to be rewritten by Diablo Cody with Amy Schumer in the lead role. After the writer departed from the project, Cody opened up about the […]
Review: Cate Blanchett Conducts a Master Class in Director Todd Field’s Oscar-Buzzed “Tár,” Remains Composed
Classical music conductor Lydia Tár is no day at the beach. She is a “Maestra,” a unique female star of the podium, an international sensation who bears a strong resemblance to real life photographer Annie Leibovitz, is self absorbed, headstrong, unpleasant, disloyal, and often downright mean. Lydia...
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Interesting: Angela Bassett gets the focus in this trailer for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” coming November 11th. It’s not Letitia Wright or any male replacement for Chadwick Boseman. This gives us a little insight into what this story may entail. Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in...
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Lorne Michaels had a good and bad weekend. The Broadway play he produced, “Leopoldstadt,” opened to rave reviews. It’s a hit, and Tom Stoppard will be headed to the Tony Awards next June. But back in real life, “Saturday Night Live” returned sans eight beloved cast members,...
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