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Wolfgang Petersen, ‘Air Force One,’ ‘Das Boot’ Director, Dies at 81

Wolfgang Petersen, who rode his acclaimed German-language film “Das Boot” into a career directing Hollywood blockbusters such as “In the Line of Fire,” “Air Force One,” “The Perfect…

‘Men of Deeds’ Review: A Rural Cop Sinks Into a Typically Romanian Moral Quagmire in a Grimly Dark Comedy

Having failed to cut it in the city, mild-mannered Romanian cop Ilie takes a lower-pressure job as a police chief in a rural village near the Moldovan border.…

Snapchat+ Tops 1 Million Paying Customers, Adds Four New Features

It’s not going to make much of a dent to offset Snap’s stalling ad business, but the company is touting that it has signed up more than 1…

How Nipsey Hussle Transcended Music

In the aftermath of Nipsey Hussle’s murder in early 2019, something occurred within Los Angeles gang life that had rarely happened since the early ’90s. The untimely loss…

Meek Mill and WME Strike Strategic Partnership

Veteran rapper and activist Meek Mill and talent agency WME have formed a strategic partnership focusing on the next wave of cultural leaders, according to an announcement issued…

Disney Now Has More Total Streaming Subscribers Than Netflix — but Disney Generates Much Lower Per-Sub Revenue

The headline number out of Disney’s quarterly results Wednesday seemed to show a notable milestone: The Mouse House had 221.1 million total subscriptions worldwide across its streaming services.…

Alief Swoops on Santiago Fillol’s Locarno Competition Title ‘Matadero’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based sales company Alief has swooped on international sales rights to horror-political thriller “Matadero” (“Slaughterhouse”), the awaited fiction feature debut of Argentina’s Santiago Fillol, co-scribe on Oliver Laxe’s Cannes…

Powered by Publishing, Warner Music Posts $1.42 Billion in Revenue for Third Quarter

Despite some “headwinds” including an unusually strong dollar, a lighter-than-usual release schedule and several short-term expenses, Warner Music posted a solid third quarter of 2022, with a strong…

Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Melissa Leo Join Action-Comedy ‘Clean-Up Crew’ — Film News in Brief

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Melissa Leo and Antonio Banderas have joined the cast of “Clean-Up Crew,” an action-comedy from Yale Entertainment. Directed by Jon Keeyes, “Clean-Up Crew” focuses on…

Dustin Hoffman Turns 85: From ‘The Graduate’ to ‘Tootsie,’ His 13 Best Performances

Dustin Hoffman is one of the most versatile actors to ever grace the silver screen. Homegrown in Hollywood, the Los Angeles native has steered a career that has…

Ming Jing Woo’s Locarno Player ‘Stone Turtle’ Swooped on by Parallax Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Chinese sales agent Parallax Films has acquired international sales rights to Malaysian director Ming Jing Woo’s feature “Stone Turtle,” which world premieres in the Locarno Film Festival’s international…

‘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…