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Robert Ackerman, Prolific Theater and Television Director, Dies at 77

Theater, film and television writer-director Robert Allan Ackerman died Jan. 10. He was 77. Nominated twice for Golden Globes and five times for Emmys, Ackerman also received numerous…

Kevin Smith Recalls Writing Failed ‘Superman’ Movie for Ben Affleck: ‘He’s Built Like a Hero’

Kevin Smith was the inaugural guest on Yahoo Entertainment’s “The Never-Weres” series and spoke in detail about an unsuccessful attempt to get a “Superman” movie off the ground…

How Leonardo DiCaprio’s father landed a cameo role in ‘Licorice Pizza’

The “Titanic” star’s dad George is getting into the acting biz just like his famous son.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’ Lands Pandemic-Best Debut at Indie Box Office

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” has secured the best pandemic-era debut at the independent box office. With speciality offerings like “Licorice Pizza,” the key metric is per-theater-average rather…

SAG Predictions: Best Cast Ensemble – A Place for ‘CODA’ to Shine

RANK FILM STUDIO CAST 1 “Belfast” Focus Features Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, Jude Hill 2 “CODA” Apple Original Films Emilia Jones, Eugenio…

‘Licorice Pizza’ review: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son stars in 2021’s best movie

“Licorice Pizza” is a movie you will cherish for a long time after the lights come up.

Thanksgiving Box Office: Disney’s ‘Encanto’ to Reign Over Lady Gaga’s ‘House of Gucci’

In keeping with holiday tradition, Disney is poised to stuff the box office competition over Thanksgiving. The studio’s new animated adventure “Encanto” opens on Wednesday and looks to…

After Britney Spears Victory, Attorney Mathew Rosengart Joins Legal Team to Free Artist Peter Max

Hot off the heels of a major victory for pop star Britney Spears, Hollywood litigator Mathew Rosengart is stepping into yet another guardianship case for a high-profile individual:…

Top 5 Gus Van Sant Films, Ranked

You always know when you’re watching a Gus Van Sant movie. His camera techniques, directing decisions, and story content are unique to him. For decades, Van Sant has…

‘Licorice Pizza’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson Captures the Sweltering Days Before His ‘Boogie Nights’

Two years after Quentin Tarantino spared Sharon Tate a gruesome Manson family murder, fellow SoCal auteur Paul Thomas Anderson re-creates the Encino of his childhood with every bit…

Jennifer Garner Boards Apple Drama Series ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ in Recasting

Jennifer Garner is now set to headline the upcoming Apple drama series “The Last Thing He Told Me,” Variety has confirmed. Garner takes over the role from Julia Roberts,…

‘Licorice Pizza’ First Reactions Praise Paul Thomas Anderson’s Latest Film as ‘God-Tier’ and ‘Impossibly Sweet’

The first reactions to Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” promise a film that is a “warm, funny memory-driven coming of age fever dream” and “definitely a vibe.” Starring…