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Alex de la Iglesia’s ‘Four’s a Crowd’ Pounced On by Filmax (EXCLUSIVE)

Alex de la Iglesia’s latest production, feature “Four’s a Crowd,” is being brought onto the Cannes Film Market by Filmax, which has acquired international sales rights. Described by…

Erotic Love Story ’99 Moons’ Debuts Trailer Ahead of World Premiere in Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Erotic love story “99 Moons,” which will have its world premiere in Cannes’ ACID sidebar, has debuted its trailer (below). Berlin-based sales outfit M-Appeal has acquired the world…

‘The Essex Serpent’ starring Tom Hiddleston: review

“The Essex Serpent,” starring Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes, is an intriguing drama that likely won’t be for everyone … but it rewards those who don’t mind a show that’s strange and murky.

Starzplay Picks Up ‘Queer as Folk’ Reboot For U.K., Europe, Latin America

Starzplay has acquired Stephen Dunn’s reimagining of groundbreaking British series “Queer as Folk” for a slew of territories including the U.K., several continental European countries, and Latin America. …

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Debuts to Heroic $185 Million

Doctor Strange and his questionably effective book of spells has summoned a blockbuster $185 million at North American movie theaters over the weekend, reaffirming the box office dominance…

Chelsea Soccer Club Bought by Todd Boehly-Led Group in $5 Billion Deal, Ending Abramovich Era

A consortium led by Todd Boehly has struck a deal reportedly worth £4.25 billion ($5.24 billion) to acquire top English Premier League soccer club Chelsea FC, one of…

Rock Hall of Fame’s Class of ’22 Has Something to Satisfy Almost Everybody… Except People Who Like Rock Bands (Column)

Consider it a sign of the times, maybe: In the list of seven artists that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s select industry voters elected into the…

‘American Idol’ Revisits Its Past With Reunion Special Featuring Alumni Favorites, William Hung

“American Idol” marked its 20th birthday on Monday night with “The Great Idol Reunion,” a one-hour special featuring past “Idol” contestants and judges and celebrating the show’s history,…

Erotic Love Story ’99 Moons’ Acquired by M-Appeal Ahead of Cannes Festival Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based sales outfit M-Appeal has acquired the world sales rights to erotic love story “99 Moons,” directed by Jan Gassmann, which will have its world premiere in Cannes’…

Naomi Judd’s Death Sparks Tributes From Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris and More: ‘Country Music Lost a True Legend’

When news broke on Saturday that Naomi Judd had died, figures from across the music industry voiced their mourning of the country music legend, remembering the life of…

Disney Junior Announces New Original Series; Casting of John Stamos, Yvette Nicole Brown

John Stamos has been cast as the voice of Iron Man in Disney Junior’s “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,” while the preschool network has also added Lou…

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Review: It’s Time to Say Goodbye, but Not to Everyone

“Downton Abbey: A New Era” is bookended by a wedding and a funeral. In between, a good deal happens: Babies are born and paternities questioned, long-simmering romances clinched…