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‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ Review: It Isn’t Over 9,000, But It Is Solid Fan Service

There’s a good chance you know more about “Dragon Ball” than you think you do. Whether through memes or references to terms like “Super Saiyan,” “Kamehameha” and “It’s…

The Emancipation of Becky G: Singing in Spanish, Crying Over JLo’s DMs and Teaming Up With Bad Bunny

Picture this: 25-year-old Becky G, the Latin music star who boasts 33 million followers on Instagram alone, arrives at a meeting with the owners of Los Angeles’ all-female…

Locarno Competition Title ‘Matter Out of Place’ Looks at How We Dispose of Our Trash

In the mesmerizing and strangely beautiful documentary “Matter Out of Place,” which world premieres in International Competition at the Locarno Film Festival on Wednesday, Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter…

Idris Elba Wants to Battle Superman as ‘Suicide Squad’ Anti-Hero Bloodsport: ‘It Needs to Happen’

Idris Elba is teasing his potential return as the DC Comics assassin Bloodshot. “I would definitely like to tell the Superman story. There’s no doubt,” Elba tells Variety.…

Taylor Swift Slaps Back at ‘Shake It Up’ Plagiarism Lawsuit, Says She’d Never Heard Plaintiffs’ ‘Playas Gon’ Play’

Taylor Swift clearly believes she’s being played in court, as a declaration she filed to the judge in a “Shake It Off” plagiarism lawsuit laid out her contention…

Cannes Best Doc Laureate Payal Kapadia Next Racks Up Production Partners for Petit Chaos (EXCLUSIVE)

One year after she dazzled at the Cannes Festival, winning its Golden Eye for best documentary for “A Night of Knowing Nothing,” Payal Kapadia’s fiction debut “All We…

‘Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool’ Review: Young Man, There’s No Need to Feel Down

If you’ve ever seen Mike Birbiglia before, whether on stage or screen (or a couple months back, filling in for Jimmy Kimmel), then “The Old Man and the…

How Loveless Took Its Pop-Punk Covers From TikTok to Lizzo’s Ear to SiriusXM’s Octane

At this point, it’s no secret that what TikTok creators possess is incredibly valuable. That’s why artist and celebrity teams throughout the entertainment industry are urging their clients…

U.S. Streamers and Studios More Flexible in Engaging With European Producers – Locarno StepIN Takeaways

The rules of engagement between U.S. studios and streamers and European producers are starting to change. That was a key takeaway from the Locarno Film Festival’s StepIN think…

How (and Why) Neil Gaiman Finally Adapted ‘The Sandman’ for TV ‘After Three Decades of Stopping Bad’ Versions

Neil Gaiman didn’t have to do it. He could have left well enough alone. After 30 years of successfully shutting down every “bad” attempt to adapt his best-selling…

How 87North Is Training the Next Class of Stunt Performers

87North, the production company behind such action films as “Nobody,” the John Wick series, “Atomic Blonde” and the upcoming “Bullet Train,” is unique in that it coaches stars…

Quarterly Earnings Slump Adds to Humiliation of Alibaba

Net earnings at Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant and media owner, dropped by 50% to $3.40 billion (RMB22.7 billion) in the three months between April and June, the…