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‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ review: Adorable henchmen bring on the funny

The hyperactive henchmen’s farcical antics are back in this enjoyable prequel.

R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison: ‘I Pray That God Reaches Your Soul,’ Victim Tells Him

R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a New York court on Wednesday. The 55-year-old singer, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was convicted…

Chris Pratt denies embattled church ties: ‘I never went to Hillsong’

“The evil that’s in the heart of every single man has glommed onto the back of religion and come along for the ride.”

Lars von Trier’s ‘The Kingdom Exodus’ Gets First Teaser, Poster as Final Instalment in Drama Trilogy Sells Wide

“The Kingdom Exodus,” the third and final instalment in Lars von Trier’s “The Kingdom” trilogy, has gotten its first teaser and poster. The first glimpse at the final…

Muna on Rejecting the Term ‘Girl Band,’ Tori Amos’ ‘Top Energy’ and Working With Mitski

Muna is not the band it was three years ago. Of course, the world isn’t the same, either. When Muna’s second studio album, “Saves the World,” was released…

Why Isn’t ‘Elvis’ a Home Run? Because It’s Not Actually Baz Luhrmann-ish Enough (Column)

Reading the reviews of Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” one would be forgiven for thinking that it must be some madly baroque spectacle of exquisite excess, the sort of thing…

WWE Hall of Famer Kane, aka Glenn Jacobs, Slammed for Cheering Roe v. Wade Ruling

Glenn Jacobs, who spent more than two decades in WWE’s ring as the sadistic, disfigured wrestler Kane, has taken punishing hits from wrestling fans after he enthusiastically endorsed…

‘Dune’ Actor David Dastmalchian to Star in ‘Late Night With the Devil’ (EXCLUSIVE)

U.S. actor David Dastmalchian (“Dune,” “The Suicide Squad”) is attached to star as the host of a late-night talk show that goes horribly wrong in upcoming indie chiller…

Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe Head Philippines Version of Korea’s ‘Flower of Evil’ Series

Stars Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe head the cast of the Philippines adaptation of Korean Series “Flower of Evil.” It begins airing across East Asia and parts of…

Annecy 2022: 10 Shorts Not To Miss From Annecy

Annecy’s official short film competition is one of the festival’s centerpieces. Many years, at least one ends up snagging an Oscar nomination. Every year, Variety watches the shorts in Annecy’s…

‘The Black Phone’ Review: Ethan Hawke in a Serial-Killer Movie with Some Nightmare Images but Less Fear Than Meets the Eye

Ethan Hawke, in 40 years, has never portrayed a villain before, so it would be nice to say that in “The Black Phone” he not only plays a…

‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown on Young Eleven and Whether She Created the Upside Down

SPOILER ALERT: This story discusses several major plot developments in Season 4, Vol. 1 of “Stranger Things,” currently streaming on Netflix. For Season 4 of “Stranger Things,” Millie Bobby…