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Variety’s Hitmakers Brunch Unites Music Industry Insiders to Celebrate the Soundtrack of 2021: ‘We Dreamed of Moments Like This’

Jack Harlow told tales of being in second grade. Lil Nas X admitted he “had a lot of fun pissing people off” this year. BTS sent their regards…

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli says 007 ‘will be back’

Despite apparently being killed in an explosion at the end of the most recent James Bond flick, No Time to Die, viewers should expect to see 007 on screen again.

Hans Zimmer: Variety’s Composer of the Year on Scoring ‘Dune’ and ‘No Time to Die’

The theatrical experience is unique, important and akin to an experience of “shared dreaming,” says Hans Zimmer, whose scores for 2021’s “Dune” and “No Time to Die” are…

Tommy Lane, star of ‘Shaft’ and ‘Live and Let Die,’ dead at 83

Lane shot to prominence after appearing in Richard Roundtree’s classic crime film “Shaft” — widely perceived as one of the most important films of the 1970s.

Tommy Lane, Actor and Stuntman in ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Shaft,’ Dies at 83

Stuntman and actor Tommy Lane, who appeared in films including “Live and Let Die” and “Shaft,” died Monday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was 83. His daughter Kamala…

Lady Gaga: She’s the Once-in-a-Generation Pop Star Who Is Also a Born Movie Star (Column)

Reviewing a lavish new Hollywood musical in the Sept. 29, 1968, issue of The New Yorker, Pauline Kael wrote, “Barbra Streisand arrives on the screen, in ‘Funny Girl,’…

Politician blames female ‘Doctor Who’ for turning boys into criminals

“Is there any wonder we are seeing so many young men committing crime?” said Conservative Party MP Nick Fletcher, telling his colleagues that boys today lack “positive male role models” as “female replacements” take over on-screen.

Naomie Harris on Working With Mahershala Ali in ‘Swan Song,’ the Future of Bond and Producing Her First Project About Black History

Given it’s been a tough 12 months for cinema, it would be an achievement to appear in just one of the top 10 highest grossing films of the…

War movie about defeat of US Army is now China’s biggest film ever

The three-hour-long war epic, “The Battle at Lake Changjin,” has made a whopping $892 million USD since it was released in China.

100 Years of Tuschinski: Amsterdam’s Flagship Theater Celebrates Royal Decree

This year’s IDFA makes a rousing return to in-person projections, following an online-only version in 2020 that fell at the mid-point of the nearly 18 months that saw…

‘Battle at Lake Changjin’ Breaks China’s All-Time Box Office Record

“The Battle at Lake Changjin” has become the highest grossing film of all time in China, after nearly two months of release. Co-directed by a trio of major…

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck Star in First Looney Tunes Scripted Podcast Series (Podcast News Roundup)

In today’s podcast news roundup, Bugs and Daffy hit the road in a Thanksgiving-themed podcast from Warner Bros. Animation; NBA star Stephen Curry goes off-court with Audible; and…