Film & TV

‘Sully’ Soars Over ‘Blair Witch,’ ‘Bridget’ at Box Office

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LOS ANGELES—”Blair Witch,” ”Bridget Jones’s Baby” and “Snowden” didn’t ground “Sully” at the weekend box office. The Warner Bros. dramatization of the Miracle on the...

  • Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2016. Johnson directed the documentary "Cameraperson" as her visual memoir, consisting of footage from over 20 films she worked on in her 25-year career. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    ‘Cameraperson’ Explores Our Relationship With Humanity

    NEW YORK—The opening shot is an unfocused patch of dirt. It’s not what you’d expect from a documentary titled “Cameraperson,” a documentary about documentaries and... Read more

  • In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, John Krasinski, left, and Emily Blunt arrive at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

    John Krasinski’s Love Letter to Family and Movies he Adores

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Actor/director John Krasinski is pretty sure some of his favourite movies wouldn’t get made in today’s Hollywood. Films like “The Verdict,” ”Kramer vs... Read more

  • Filmmaker Erik Shirai in New York on Aug. 18, 2016. (Benjmain Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Erik Shirai’s Unfiltered Portraits of Quiet Lives

    NEW YORK—You only get one first impression. So Erik Shirai observes. He watches and watches for the shapes, colors, and textures of the subject; he pays... Read more

  • A construction worker was killed on the set of "Blade Runner 2" in Budapest on Aug. 25. (Facebook/BladeRunner)

    Construction Worker Dies on Set of ‘Blade Runner 2’

    A 28-year-old construction worker died on the Budapest set of Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2” on Aug. 25, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to... Read more

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    Going Digital: A Documentary That Asks What’s Hard to Believe About Forced Live Organ Harvesting

    A crime this horrific almost defies belief—a state-sponsored harvesting of organs from still-living prisoners of conscience, killing them in the process. Ken Stone, a two-time... Read more

  • Director Werner Herzog during the press conference for the film Queen of The Desert at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

    Werner Herzog on His Doc ‘Lo and Behold’

    TORONTO—Werner Herzog has a rather distant relationship with the subject of his new documentary, “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.” The film traces... Read more

  • In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Zachary Quinto, left, and Karl Urban appear in a scene from "Star Trek Beyond." (Kimberley French/Paramount Pictures via AP)

    ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Soars With $59.6M at Weekend Box Office

    LOS ANGELES—”Star Trek Beyond” has landed atop the weekend box office. Paramount’s latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in North American... Read more

  • In this image released by Sony Pictures, from left, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon appear in a scene from the film, "Ghostbusters," opening nationwide on July 15. (Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures, Sony via AP)

    ‘Ghostbusters’ Holds Its Own, but ‘Life of Pets’ Still No. 1

    NEW YORK—After months of prerelease debate, Sony Picture’s female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot arrived in theaters as neither a massive success nor the bomb some predicted, as... Read more

  • President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy pose at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington with their son, John F. Kennedy Jr., following a baptism for the infant on Dec. 8, 1960. (AP Photo, File)

    New JFK Jr. Documentary Looks Back at America’s Prince

    BOSTON—America’s prince is getting a new documentary. “I Am JFK Jr.—A Tribute to a Good Man,” which hits select theaters on July 22, captures the... Read more

  • Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Sofia Boutella, John Cho, Idris Elba, director Justin Lin, Simon Pegg, Lydia Wilson, and Chris Pine attend the U.K. premiere of Paramount Pictures “Star Trek Beyond” at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England, on July 12. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

    ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Creators Inspired by Family, Diversity

    LOS ANGELES—The creators of the latest Star Trek film “Star Trek Beyond” said at a press junket on Thursday that they were inspired by the... Read more

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    Dr. Phil Sues National Enquirer Over Spousal Abuse Articles

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—”Dr. Phil” McGraw and The National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife... Read more

  • In this image released by Sony Pictures, from left, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon appear in a scene from the film, "Ghostbusters," opening nationwide on July 15. (Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures, Sony via AP)

    Reviving ‘Ghostbusters’ and Keeping the Original Spirit

    LOS ANGELES—Forget everything you think you know about the new “Ghostbusters” movie. For all the scrutiny, hand-wringing and vitriol, you’d think it was about a... Read more

  • In this image released by Universal Pictures, from left, characters Max, voiced by Louis C.K., Duke, voiced by Eric Stonestreet, and Katie, voiced by Ellie Kemper, appear in a scene from, "The Secret Lives of Pets." (Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures via AP)

    ‘Secret Life of Pets’ Fetches $103 Million in Opening Days

    LOS ANGELES—It’s a good time for animated animals at the box office. “The Secret Life of Pets” follows “Zootopia” and “Finding Dory” as the latest success... Read more

  • This film image released by Disney Pixar shows the character Dory, first introduced in "Finding Nemo," returns for the sequel, "Finding Dory," set for release on Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Disney Pixar)

    ‘Finding Dory’ Overwhelms ‘Independence Day’ at Box Office

    NEW YORK—The “Finding Dory” tidal wave overwhelmed the sputtering sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence,” as the alien-invasion redux was drowned out by the popular Pixar release... Read more

  • Actor Danny DeVito attends the 5th Annual "Reel Stories, Real Lives" event benefiting the Motion Picture & Television Fund, April 7, 2016 at MILK Studios in Hollywood, California. / AFP / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Danny DeVito on Staying Hopeful and Not Slowing Down

    LOS ANGELES — In late July 2014, Danny DeVito started trending on social media after a few people snapped shots of him walking around Manhattan... Read more

  • Vancouver filmmaker Leon Lee, one of RBC's Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2016, during the awards ceremony at One King West Hotel in Toronto on June 21, 2016. (Courtesy Flying Cloud Productions)

    Filmmaker Leon Lee Among RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2016

    Vancouver filmmaker Leon Lee has been chosen as one of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2016. Selected from among 630 applicants from across Canada,... Read more

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