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Stephen Moore, ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ Android, ‘Doctor Who’ Actor, Dies at 81

Stephen Moore, ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ Android, ‘Doctor Who’ Actor, Dies at 81
Stephen Moore, best known for his roles as the paranoid android Marvin in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” radio series and the Silurian Eldane in “Doctor Who,” has died. He was 81.

“The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” producer Dirk Maggs confirmed Moore’s death Sturday on Twitter, writing, “Our dear friend Stephen Moore has died. A fine actor, a lovely man and the original and most iconic voice of Marvin The Paranoid Android in The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. Our thoughts are with his family and our memories of him will always make us smile. RIP Stephen.
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'Joker' Repeats at #1, 'Addams Family' Solid in Second and 'Parasite' Feasts

'Joker' Repeats at #1, 'Addams Family' Solid in Second and 'Parasite' Feasts
In the face of three new wide releases, there was no dethroning Joker from the weekend's top spot as the film not only topped the weekend box office domestically, internationally and worldwide, it has already generated over $543 million globally in just its first twelve days in global release. As for the newcomers, UAR's The Addams Family led the way with a solid second place debut while Paramount's Gemini Man and Lionsgate's Jexi struggled to find an audience. However, one film that didn't struggle was Neon's release of the Palme d'Or winner Parasite, which made an impact in just three theaters this weekend.
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Billy Porter Confirms He's Starring in the Live-Action Cinderella Film

Billy Porter Confirms He's Starring in the Live-Action Cinderella Film
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo... Billy Porter just made our dreams come true. The Pose star officially confirmed the news on Saturday evening at the New Yorker Festival. He'll be playing the iconic fairy godmother role in James Corden's musical live-action remake of Cinderella. "I have a couple movies that I'm working on," he shared on the New Yorker's Instagram Stories. "I'm gonna be playing the fairy godmother in the new Cinderella movie with Camila Cabello." That's right! He'll join the "Shameless" singer, who will make her acting debut as Cinderella herself. Plus, the 22-year-old star is expected to create the upcoming film's music,...
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Will 'Breaking Bad' Movie 'El Camino' Influence the End of 'Better Call Saul'?

Will 'Breaking Bad' Movie 'El Camino' Influence the End of 'Better Call Saul'?
This story contains spoilers for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

In the years since Better Call Saul premiered in 2015, audiences who have wanted a glimpse of Breaking Bad's future have waited patiently for installments doled out a few minutes at a time annually. The prequel spinoff has opened all four of its seasons with black and white segments depicting the life of "Gene", the identity that Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman adopted after going on the run in the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad.
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‘Parasite’ Sets Foreign Language Record at Indie Box Office

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‘Parasite’ Sets Foreign Language Record at Indie Box Office
After becoming the first Korean film to win the Palme D’Or at Cannes, Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite” has set several new records at the indie box office, including the largest per screen average for any foreign language film.

With approximately $376,274 grossed and a per screen average of $125,421, “Parasite” has also earned the largest average for any film in the last three years. To find a higher average, you have to go back to the release of “La La Land” in December 2016, where it earned a $176,000 average from a five screen release. “Parasite” now ranks as the 18th highest per screen average of all time and 8th highest per screen average for all live action films.

Neon released “Parasite” this weekend at the Arclight Hollywood, the Los Angeles Landmark, and the IFC Center in New York,
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‘Lost In La Mancha’ Follow-Up ‘He Dreams Of Giants’ Will Premiere At Doc NYC

‘Lost In La Mancha’ Follow-Up ‘He Dreams Of Giants’ Will Premiere At Doc NYC
In 2002, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe released “Lost in La Mancha,” a documentary covering director Terry Gilliam‘s failed attempt at adapting “Don Quixote” as a feature-length film at the beginning of the decade. For years, it seemed the “Lost in La Mancha” would be the closest Gilliam came to making a “Don Quixote” movie, but the right combination of events – and a bankable lead – would result in “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” in 2018.

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It’s Weird That We Don’t Know What ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Is About

If Disney hadn’t been saying over and over that “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is the end of the number Skywalker Saga, would you ever think that was the case? I know I wouldn’t, because there’s been nothing about this new trilogy that feels like it’s bringing us to some kind of grand climax for this decades-long story.

How could it? You’d be hard pressed to find anything in the first two entries in this new trilogy that moves things toward some big finale. And frankly, it’s impossible to watch the previous eight numbered “Star Wars” movies and think, “Yes, the next one could be the end of the story” without being told it is. You’d simply never come to that conclusion on your own.

Here’s what we know about “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.” The
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Quentin Tarantino Mourns Robert Forster: "One Less Square Shooter"

Quentin Tarantino Mourns Robert Forster:
Following the death of Jackie Brown actor Robert Forster on Friday, Quentin Tarantino released a statement about his friend and colleague.

"Today the world is left with one less gentlemen," wrote the director. "One less square shooter. One less good man. One less wonderful father. One less marvelous actor. I remember all the breakfasts we had at silver spoons. All the stories. All the kind words. All the support. Casting Robert Forster in Jackie Brown was one of the best choices I’ve ever made in my life."

Tarantino concluded his statement with, "I will miss ...
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Gruesome Video of Fake Trump Killing Media in Mass Shooting Played at One of His Resorts

At a time when our nation is facing an epidemic of mass shootings, supporters of President Donald Trump showed a violent depiction of a fake Trump massacring members of the news media using a gun and other weapons at a conference held at one of the president’s resorts, the New York Times reported Sunday night.

American Priority, a group that supports the president, hosted the conference at Trump National Doral Miami. Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and Florida Governor
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Trump Wants to Sue Pelosi and Schiff: ‘These Are Bad, Bad People’

Trump Wants to Sue Pelosi and Schiff: ‘These Are Bad, Bad People’
President Donald Trump told an audience at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, on Saturday night that he spoke to his lawyers about suing both House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“We’re going to take a look at it. We’re going after these people. These are bad, bad people,” Trump said of both Schiff and Pelosi. The president continued talking about Schiff and said he told his lawyers that, although Schiff has immunity, they should “sue him anyway, even if we lose, the American public will understand.
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Ronan Farrow’s Target Isn’t Harvey Weinstein – It’s NBC News: a Media #MeToo

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Ronan Farrow’s Target Isn’t Harvey Weinstein – It’s NBC News: a Media #MeToo
I was surprised to learn that Ronan Farrow’s new book, “Catch and Kill,” is not about Harvey Weinstein at all. It’s about Farrow’s failed relationship with NBC News. It’s a love affair between an investigative journalist and the news organization that he trusted, gone wrong.

Once upon a time, NBC News loved Ronan Farrow — until around August 2017, when network executives cut off his reporting on the Hollywood mogul. Therein lies a tale of how institutions — even those devoted to telling the truth — will sometimes choose self-preservation and the status quo over exposing powerful people in their own social, political and business circles.

I read the book with a rising sense of hurt on Farrow’s behalf, because I recognized the signs of when an institution decides to duck rather than tell the truth. It happened to me on this very subject, when I tried to get
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The Best Studio Headphones

If you want to rock out to big beats and fat guitar licks, there are a ton of great headphones for you to choose from. But to really hear a track the way it was recorded, you’ll want to invest in a pair of studio headphones.

Studio headphones (or monitor headphones) are used by professional audio engineers when they are mixing and mastering their tracks. The reason: unlike regular headphones, which bump up the bass and extend or “sweeten” the sound, the best studio headphones actually deliver flatter sound,
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Fremantle, Hulu Bringing ‘Baghdad Central’ to United States

Fremantle is partnering with Hulu to bring the UK drama “Baghdad Central” to the United States, Fremantle announced Monday.

The latest in Hulu’s growing slate of international content, “Baghdad Central” will launch on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and stream on Hulu in 2020.

Based on the novel by Elliott Colla, the six-part drama is set in Baghdad in 2003, after a six-month United States occupation — and the disbandment of the Iraqi army, the police and civil leadership — which leaves no one in charge and no effective rule of law.

At the center of the story is Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin
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Mnuchin Confronted About Trump’s Nonsensical Kurds ‘Didn’t Help us in Normandy’ Comment

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made a Sunday appearance on ABC’s This Week to talk about the developing situation in northern Syria. Host Jon Karl asked the secretary about reports of Isis prisoners now set free, Kurdish citizens executed and thousands displaced because of what many say were caused by President Donald Trump’s decision to stand down Us troops in the northern part of Syria to allow Turkey to invade.

Karl pushed Mnuchin on sanctions, which most thought the president had promised to enact when he claimed earlier in
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Faulty Projection: How Ang Lee Doubled Down on His High-Frame-Rate Obsession (Column)

Faulty Projection: How Ang Lee Doubled Down on His High-Frame-Rate Obsession (Column)
Three years ago, when Ang Lee stood in front of an audience at the New York Film Festival to introduce the world-premiere showing of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” the first words out of his mouth were “I’m not crazy.” He said it with a grin, but it struck me as an odd joke. Whoever said Ang Lee was crazy? He’s an A-list director who makes humane, adventurous, meticulously crafted films that, at their best (“Brokeback Mountain”), are works of art. The movie he was about to show us was a saga of Iraq War soldiers, in battle and at home, made with a revolutionary leap forward in image technology (it was shot in 3D 4K at 120 frames per second). How crazy could that be?

By the time “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” was over, though, many thought that Lee had made a serious misfire, and
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This Week in Latin Music: Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis Wow at Pornhub Awards; New Cnco

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This Week in Latin Music: Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis Wow at Pornhub Awards; New Cnco
This week, Bad Bunny and Kali Uchis hightailed it to Los Angeles to perform at this year’s Pornhub Awards; meanwhile, Cnco dropped a statement of an Ep. In case you missed it, here are some highlights from this week in Latin music — now with a Spotify playlist!

Latinx Stars Stole the Show at the Pornhub Awards

Bad Bunny followed in the footsteps of Kanye West by performing at the 2019 Pornhub Awards in Los Angeles. The Latin trap singer, who was the first performer announced at this year’s ceremony,
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Robert Downey Jr. Embarks on Perilous Journey in First ‘Dolittle’ Trailer (Watch)

Robert Downey Jr. Embarks on Perilous Journey in First ‘Dolittle’ Trailer (Watch)
Robert Downey Jr. is setting sail with some furry friends in the first trailer for “Dolittle,” Universal Pictures’ reimagining of the classic story about a man who could speak to animals.

“We have no choice but to embark on this perilous journey,” he says.

Set to a rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” Downey Jr. takes center stage as he embarks on an adventure to save the young Queen of England. Along the way, he encounters a host of perilous dangers, including a ferocious tiger who cals him “lunch,” backed up by his animal friends — a gorilla, an ostrich and an octopus to name a few.

The film has undergone several shuffles in recent months, with Universal Pictures renaming the flick Dolittle” in place of its original title “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.” The film was also moved from its original April 12, 2019 release date to the longer Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
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‘Dolittle’ Trailer: Robert Downey Jr and His Talkative Animal Friends Are On a Mission to Save a Queen (Video)

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‘Dolittle’ Trailer: Robert Downey Jr and His Talkative Animal Friends Are On a Mission to Save a Queen (Video)
Robert Downey Jr. would rather talk to animals than people as the new Dr. Dolittle. But, as seen this official “Dolittle” trailer released Sunday, he is soon forced to leave his hideaway and set sail across the sea to a mythical island.

“We have no choice but to embark on this perilous journey,” Downey whispers to his feathered and furry friends.

And that involves getting into all sorts of dangerous situations, like being chained in a medieval dungeon with a tiger who greets him with, “hello, lunch” and then jumps him. But not to worry — a gorilla voiced by Rami Malek comes to his rescue.

Also Read: Universal Moves Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Voyage of Doctor Dolittle' to January 2020

Dolittle” tells the story of famed doctor and veterinarian during the time of Queen Victoria’s England, Dr. John Dolittle, who returns to action after the loss of his wife seven
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Does ‘Joker’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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It doesn’t always help a movie at the box office when it dominates the discourse, but it certainly helped “Joker.” Everybody’s been talking about it for so long, and all that chatter has directly translated to money for Warner Bros.

Though the film’s critical reception has cooled considerably since it garnered a lengthy standing ovation in Venice, moviegoers are showing up in droves to see what this thing is all about and get in on the discussion.

So “Joker” is already a hit, but how big of a hit will it be? Could it reach the level of “Logan,” which grossed $226 million domestic and $619 million worldwide? That will depend on whether the popular response to the film falls on the side of the Venice Film Festival attendees who gave the film a standing ovation and the Golden Lion or with the critics who saw the movie more recently.
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Watch Robert Downey Jr. Talk to Animals in First ‘Dolittle’ Trailer

Watch Robert Downey Jr. Talk to Animals in First ‘Dolittle’ Trailer
Robert Downey Jr. communicates with the animal kingdom in the first trailer for Dolittle, the latest big-screen adaptation of the classic children’ book character.

“I’ve been talking to animals for years now…And they finally started talking back,” the actor tweeted Sunday along with the trailer. “Does this mean I was getting the silent treatment?”

As opposed to Eddie Murphy’s version of the story, Downey’s take on the character is less Doctor and more swashbuckler, with Dolittle and his cadre of creatures embarking on an adventure on
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