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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy honored by Producer’s Guild

Jan. 14, 2022 12:07 PM EST

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, stewards of the Star Wars universe and numerous other notable motion pictures, are being honored by the Producers Guild of America for their contributions to the film industry. The PGA said Friday that Lucas and Kennedy will receive the Milestone Award at the...

Oscar winner and groundbreaking star Sidney Poitier dies

Jan. 07, 2022 22:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. ...

Sundance cancels in-person film festival due to virus surge

Jan. 05, 2022 15:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks before it was to be held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is canceling its in-person festival and reverting to an entirely virtual edition due to the current coronavirus surge. Festival organizers announced Wednesday that the festival...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 05, 2022 09:59 AM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. Jan. 3, 2022. Editorial: A new year requires a better plan to tackle gun violence crisis It took about 90 minutes for Philadelphia to experience its first homicide of 2022. By 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, a 33-year-old had been fatally...

2021 box office closes with more fireworks for 'Spider-Man'

Jan. 02, 2022 14:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood closed out 2021 with more fireworks at the box office for “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which topped all films for the third straight week and already charts among the highest grossing films ever. But even with all the champagne popping for “No Way Home,” the film...

2021 Notebook: Alec Baldwin and the movie-set shooting

Dec. 22, 2021 22:47 PM EST

THE BACKGROUND: On Oct. 21, on a movie set in New Mexico, what was supposed to be fiction lurched into reality in the most destructive of ways. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed by a prop gun held by Alec Baldwin, one of the country's most prominent actors. The...

Spidey nets 3rd best opening of all time with $253 million

Dec. 19, 2021 13:01 PM EST

Never underestimate your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, even with a mutating virus afoot. Despite rising concerns over the omicron variant, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” not only shattered pandemic-era box office records; it became the third best opening of all time behind “Avengers:...

John Legend branches out into book publishing

Dec. 13, 2021 11:51 AM EST

John Legend's newest project brings him into the book business. Legend, Tony Award-winning producer Mike Jackson and Emmy Award-winner Ty Stiklorius are partnering with the publisher Zando for a new imprint, Get Lifted Books, an extension of the production company Get Lifted Film. ...

Spielberg 'West Side Story' debuts weakly with $10.5M

Dec. 12, 2021 16:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite critical acclaim and two years-worth of anticipation, Steven Spielberg's lavish “West Side Story” revival made little noise at the box office, debuting with $10.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday — a worrisome result for a movie industry...