Film Review: 'Emanuel'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Mass shootings continue to be a shameful stain on contemporary American history. They strike at such a frequent rate that the way they occupy news cycles before losing the public's short-spanned attention has become appallingly routine.
'Men in Black: International' leads box office with muted $28 million
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hollywood seems to be coming down with a contagious case of franchise fatigue this summer, as "Men in Black: International" and "Shaft" become the latest sequels largely dismissed by moviegoers in North America.
'Men In Black: International' Taking in $26 Million Amid Franchise Fatigue
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - North American moviegoers spurned sequels this weekend with Sony's "Men in Black: International" heading for a modest $26 million debut while "Shaft" will finish with a dismal $7.3 million in seventh place.
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
ROME (Reuters) - Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world's greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96.
UPDATE 1-Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
ROME, June 15 (Reuters) - Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world's greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96.
Founder of alleged U.S. sex cult Nxivm calls no witnesses at trial
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Keith Raniere, the New York man accused of trapping women in a sex cult and having them branded with his initials, said Friday that he would call no witnesses at his trial, setting the stage for jurors to begin deliberating on his fate next week.
Film Review: 'The Outsider'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Country music star Trace Adkins continues to carve a niche for himself, along with several notches on his six-shooter, as an imposing presence in indie Westerns with his persuasive portrayal of a tarnished lawman in "The Outsider," an unusually dark and brooding shoot 'em up capably directed by genre specialist Timothy Woodward Jr. ("Traded," "Hickok").
'The Dead Don't Die' stars on the environment
(Reuters) - Flesh-eating zombies terrorize a small town in Jim Jarmusch's "The Dead Don't Die", a comedy horror in which polar fracking sets off strange reactions and raises the dead.
Cuba Gooding Jr. charged with groping woman in Manhattan bar
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was charged on Thursday with groping a woman at a Manhattan bar last weekend, New York City police said.
Film Review: 'Shaft'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The new "Shaft" is an upgrade that's also a downgrade. It's not a "blaxploitation" movie, whatever that would now look like (at this point, the concept is meaningless). It is, rather, Yet since the film has the audacity -- or maybe it's just the shameless huckster savvy -- to go out with the exact same title as the 1971 Gordon Parks classic, as well as the fun-in-a-violent-forgettable-way 2000 John Singleton remake, you may ask: What is this, exactly? A sequel that's also a reboot, though with the same cast?
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