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Dinosaurs and Superheroes Return to Rebuild Summer Movie Box Office
Tom Cruise is getting ready to walk the red carpet at Cannes, tickets for the next Marvel movie are selling out fast and a new dinosaur adventure is big on the summer movie schedule.
It gives theater operators hope that their business is finally heading back to normal as they meet Hollywood studios this week in Las Vegas at the annual CinemaCon convention.
French actor Vincent Lindon will preside over the jury of the next Cannes Film Festival
French actor Vincent Lindon will preside over the 75th anniversary edition of the Cannes Film Festival, with a lineup that includes Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel and an Elvis biopic by Baz Luhrmann starring Tom Hanks, the Festival announced on its website. .
Lindon will succeed American director Spike Lee, who led the judging panel last year.
Benedict Cumberbatch Returns for ‘Riot’ in the ‘Dr Strange’ Multiverse
Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch reprises his superhero role in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” in the highly anticipated sequel that keeps fans guessing which Marvel characters might make surprise appearances. The film, which begins its worldwide theatrical rollout on May 4, sees Cumberbatch’s Doctor Stephen Strange travel through the multiverse, allowing for different versions of himself.
Sophie Marceau swaps Paris for a new life in Los Angeles in “I Love America”
Actress Sophie Marceau swaps Paris for a new life in Los Angeles in “I Love America,” a French Amazon Original film inspired by the personal experiences of director Lisa Azuelos. Marceau plays Lisa, who travels to California for a change after her adult children leave home and following the death of her French-famous mother. With the help of her Los Angeles-based best friend, Luka, Lisa begins dating, with some seriously awkward encounters.
Johnny Depp ends testimony in libel case, says ex-wife left him ‘broken’
Actor Johnny Depp concluded his testimony in the defamation case he filed against ex-wife Amber Heard on Monday, saying he had been the victim of domestic violence in their relationship and that he had been ” broken” when their marriage fell apart. Depp’s fourth day on the witness stand in a Virginia court ended with the audio playback of a conversation that took place after Heard obtained a restraining order against him in 2016.
The Crawley Family Returns in New ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie
The Crawley family are back, this time with a film set in their famous ‘Downton Abbey’ home as well as the French Riviera in the second film from the award-winning TV series. Releasing in UK cinemas on Friday, ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ sees the return of the fictional aristocratic Crawley family and their servants who ruled a vast estate in the English countryside at the turn of the 20th century.
Comedian Jon Stewart celebrated for humor and advocacy with Mark Twain Award
Comedian Jon Stewart became the 23rd recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, with tributes from late-night TV hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel and music from singer Bruce Springsteen. Stewart, who captured the American zeitgeist while animating politicians and the media as host of ‘The Daily Show’ on Comedy Central for 16 years, joked about the big stars he helped celebrant advance career.
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