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'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot on Playing Lead Female Superhero: 'Growing Up, I Had Superman and Batman'.

Wonder Woman has been around for nearly eight decades, but the superhero has never flown into theaters for her own title movie , until now, with Gal Gadot's “Wonder Woman,” the final film of DC Comics' trinity, which will be released on Jun. 2. “Wonder Woman” being showcased on the big screen as a ...

- Variety - US

Cannes Film Review: 'Based on a True Story'.

It's hard to talk about Roman Polanski's Based on a True Story' without revealing the twist, although it's much harder trying to imagine anyone actually falling for it. A thin psychological two-hander between two writers, both of them women, this over-obvious metaphor for the creative process — never quite thrilling ...

- Variety - US

Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims.

LOS ANGELES - U.S. pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city.

- Reuters - US

Cannes: Roman Polanski Says Theaters and Netflix Are Bound to Co-Exist.

Polish-French director Roman Polanski said Saturday that Netflix and other digital services “don't pose a basic threat” to moviegoing. “People want to go to the movies not because of better sound, projection or seats, but because they want to participate in an experience with an audience around. This is ...

- Variety - US

Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separate after 18 years.

LOS ANGELES - "Zoolander" actor Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor said on Friday they had decided to separate after 18 years together.

- Reuters - US

Entertainment news round-up: 21-27 May.

Includes sequels for Mamma Mia and Top Gun and the death of former James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore.

- BBC - UK

Cannes: Predicting This Year's Palme d'Or Winner and Other Awards.

In an evenly matched competition, guessing what Pedro Almodovar's jury will honor is even trickier than usual.

- Variety - US

Box Office: 'Pirates' On Course for $275 Million Global Launch.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is sailing its way to an easy domestic box office win this weekend, but it's international numbers are on course to make an even bigger splash. The fifth film in the Disney franchise is expected to net $275 million globally this Memorial Day weekend after ...

- Variety - US

Polanski's return to female psycho-drama divides Cannes critics.

CANNES, France - Roman Polanski, whose 1960s films "Repulsion" and "Rosemary's Baby" focused on women in mental torment, returns to the same theme in a film that screened at Cannes on Saturday to mixed reviews.

- Reuters - US

A first look at Sandlot, the new outdoor restaurant — and more — from Spike Gjerde's group.

Standing on a three-and-a-half-foot wooden deck still in the noisy process of construction this week, Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka — partners of Baltimore’s Foodshed restaurant group — stared out to the Inner Harbor, envisioning the colorful fireworks that will fill the sky later this summer....

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Today in Movie Culture: 'Love Actually' Sequel Short, Deadpool's Possible True Identity and More.

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Sequel of the Day:  If you missed the for-charity Love Actually sequel during the Red Nose Day Special last night, here is the star-studded short in full, with the American-exclusive Laura Linney and Patrick Dempsey scenes:   Fan Theory of the Day: ...

- Movies.com - US

Security tight for 'Wonder Woman' movie premiere in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES - The U.S. premiere of superhero movie "Wonder Woman" went ahead with extra security in Los Angeles, including bomb sniffer dogs and a heightened police presence on the red carpet, after the cancellation of the film's London event after this week's British suicide bombing.

- Reuters - US

Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dead at 69

- Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock's top acts in the 1970s with songs such as "Whipping Post," in a career also marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website said.

- Reuters - US

The best Baltimore-area events this week: UniverSoul Circus, Capital Jazz Festival and more

UniverSoul Circus Ringling Bros. may have passed into memory, but other circuses remain, none with a stronger local connection than Baltimore native Cedric Walker’s UniverSoul Circus, which will be setting up its big top on the parking lot at Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Blvd., and entertaining...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Liam Gallagher will donate Manchester show profits to bombing victims

LOS ANGELES - Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will donate the proceeds from an upcoming performance in Manchester, England, to a fund supporting the victims of a suicide bomb attack at a concert this week that left 22 people dead.

- Reuters - US

LA Screenings: Procedural Dramas, 'Young Sheldon' Draw Interest From International Buyers

International TV buyers who gathered on studio lots this week for the annual LA Screenings market were glad to see the broadcast networks embracing procedural dramas for the coming season. New dramas such as CBS' “SWAT” and “SEAL Team,” ABC's “Deception” and “For the People,” ...

- Variety - US

'Morning Joe' Host Mika Brzezinski Pays Tribute to Late Father

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski has paid tribute to her father, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, who died Friday night at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89. Mika Brzezinski hailed the man known as Chief to his family as “the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl ...

- Variety - US

7 times Katie Hopkins hit the headlines

As Katie Hopkins leaves LBC, here are some examples of how she has caused controversy.

- BBC - UK

JFK's 'Lost Inaugural Gala': How Sinatra Created Showbiz's Biggest Political Night

The centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth is on Monday, and to mark the occasion, PBS stations are presenting “JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala.” The program is a one-hour documentary about the parade of showbiz A-listers who threw a big bash for the then-incoming President on Jan. 19, 1961. There had been previous ...

- Variety - US

'A Man of Integrity,' 'Wind River,' 'Barbara' Take Un Certain Regard Awards at Cannes

Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof's "Lerd" won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival this evening.

- Variety - US

Cannes Talk: Russell Levine, Route One Topper

Russell Levine, who heads Route One, is heading for the Cannes Film Festival for the third time. Route One is a producer on “Colossal” starring Anne Hathaway, “The Circle,”  starring Tom Hanks, the Jenny Slate Sundance comedy “Landline,” which has sold to Amazon, and recently announced ...

- Variety - US

Cannes Film Review: 'I Am Not a Witch'

Perhaps more beautiful and strange than wholly satisfying, it's nonetheless easy to see why Rungano Nyoni's debut film arrives in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar of Cannes trailing ribbons of new-discovery buzz. A defiantly uncategorizable mix of superstition, satire and social anthropology, it tells the story of a small ...

- Variety - US

Single Carrot Theatre takes audiences by bus on a 'Promenade' through Baltimore neighborhoods

All the streets will be a stage when Single Carrot Theatre welcomes audiences aboard a bus for the world premiere of its traveling production “Promenade: Baltimore,” starting June 2. For about 90 minutes, passengers will wear headphones, listening to a live-mix soundtrack of music, narration and...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Joaquin Phoenix bludgeons Cannes with Lynne Ramsay hit man thriller

CANNES, France - As a hired killer whose weapon of choice is a particular brand of hammer, Joaquin Phoenix delivered a short, sharp shock of a movie to close the Cannes Film Festival's main competition on Saturday.

- Reuters - US

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dies at 69

Gregg Allman, whose hard-jamming, bluesy sextet the Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the '70s, died Saturday due to complications from liver cancer, his longtime manager, Michael Lehman, confirmed to Variety. He was 69. As recently as April 24, reports surfaced claiming Allman ...

- Variety - US

Baywatch: Amazing or awful?

The 90s TV series reboot with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron manages to be both awesome and ridiculous.

- BBC - UK

What they're saying about 'The Keepers'

"The Keepers," Netflix's look at the 1969 unsolved murder of a 26-year-old Baltimore nun, arrived May 19 on Netflix. The seven-part docu-series about the murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik was released all at once. It also chronicles alleged sexual abuse in the 1960s and '70s at Archbishop Keough...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Cannes Film Review: 'After the War'

For those wondering where director Zambrano's sympathies lie, it's not with the terrorist: Lamberti is a complex character yet his overriding trait is egotism.

- Variety - US

Box Office: 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Tells $75 Million Tale, 'Baywatch' Walks the Plank

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening for two summer blockbusters this year , “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Baywatch” , but only one of the nautical-themed narratives is sailing away with a 4-day win. That's because Disney's “Pirates” is currently on course for ...

- Variety - US

'Handmaid’s Tale' recap: 'The Other Side'

This week felt lighter on plot and heavier on mood, as we journeyed back to the car chase that began the series and viewed the action from Luke’s perspective. Throughout episodes 1-6, we as viewers have presumed him dead — gunshots and a total disappearance are not great indicators someone has...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Brad Pitt, Courtney Love among mourners at Chris Cornell funeral

LOS ANGELES - Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell was laid to rest on Friday in a funeral and memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery attended by celebrities Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Courtney Love and the singer's family.

- Reuters - US

Movie News: 'Baywatch' Producer Talks Sequel; 'Sausage Party' Codirector Boards 'The Jetsons'

Baywatch: Producer Beau Flynn says that a potential sequel to Baywatch would bring back stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron: "We just have this really cool idea to put them in this whole new world. We would take it overseas.” Flynn says the intention is also to bring back writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, as well ...

- Movies.com - US

Annabel Lee Tavern closing Sunday

After 10 years in business, Annabel Lee Tavern will close its doors for good this weekend. Kurt Bragunier, owner of the Canton restaurant and bar, said he doesn’t want to close the tavern, but revenue loss during the last two years left him no other choice. He said he lost $200,000 in 2015 and...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Edgar Wright, Dwayne Johnson, Rian Johnson, Marc Webb, Lin-Manuel Miranda Plot Simon & Garfunkel Movie Universe

Sprawling cinematic universes have done boffo box-office business. “Star Wars,” Marvel comics, DC superheroes, and classic monster tales have all been mined for movie multiplex magic — with awesome auds turning out serious coin for congloms. Now another under-exploited IP may be ready for the silver screen — ...

- Variety - US

Musicians React to Gregg Allman's Death: 'Words Are Impossible'

Southern rock icon Gregg Allman died at age 69 on Saturday, leaving the music world without one of its central pioneers. The singer-songwriter was integral to the shaping of modern music, so naturally, many musicians are currently mourning his passing. The Allman Brothers Band confirmed the news they had lost a member on ...

- Variety - US

8 tidbits from 'The Keepers' director's Reddit AMA — including an Archdiocese appearance

If you’ve watched “The Keepers,” on Netflix, chances are you have some questions about Sister Cathy Cesnik’s unsolved killing and the allegations of sexual assault at Baltimore-based Archbishop Keough High School. Fortunately, director Ryan White turned to the social networking site Reddit on Thursday...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Cannes Talk: Producer Uri Singer of Passage Pictures

Producer Uri Singer launched Passage Pictures in 2016, taking its drama 'Marjorie Primes,' starring Jon Hamm and Lois Smith,  to Sundance earlier this year. That film was picked up by FilmRise, which plan an awards push for Smith. Also in its slate: I am Rose Fatou,' written by Ted Melfi , Tesla,' which...

- Variety - US

Shipyard Pub coming to Canton

A new neighborhood pub is sailing into Canton. Shipyard Pub is under construction at 3500 O’Donnell St., the former home of Lears II. Aaron Hammons and Sam Wyatt, childhood friends, are partnering on the project. Wyatt, who will serve as the pub’s general manager, has worked in the restaurant industry...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Linkin Park Stretch Out, Look Inward on New Album: 'There Was No Shortage of Life to Sing About'

Linkin Park released their seventh studio album, “One More Light,” on May 19, notching their seventh top 10 entry on the Billboard 200 album chart. For a band that's been together since 1996, “One More Light” finds members Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon, Joe Hahn, and Brad Delson ...

- Variety - US

9 Thoughts on Cannes 2017

The Cannes Film Festival played host to some good movies this year , yet throughout the 12-day event, there has been a pervasive feeling, shared by critics and distributors and publicists and audiences alike, that the festival's been having a soft year, that the magic was tamped down....

- Variety - US

Minute's silence held for Manchester at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull

A minute's silence takes place in at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull in memory of Manchester.

- BBC - UK

French director Ozon plays with psycho-sexual thriller genre at Cannes

CANNES, France - Critics at the Cannes Film Festival had a field day on Friday with "L'Amant Double" , the latest movie from prolific French director Francois Ozon.

- Reuters - US

Sigrid: Approaching pop from left-of-centre

Meet the quirky Norwegian singer who's been called pop's hottest new prospect.

- BBC - UK

Cannes Film Review: 'Pure Hearts'

Roberto De Paolis' debut is a story of marginalized youth whose unlikely meeting on the periphery of Rome starts a process of self-questioning that leads to both liberation and pain.

- Variety - US

Disney Parks Chairman Hints at More Marvel Attractions to Come

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Mission Breakout! may be the first of many Marvel-themed attractions to find a home at Disney's California Adventures. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek made the announcement during the opening of the attraction , which replaces the old Tower of Terror ride , Thursday ...

- Variety - US

Watch Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen Chase a Killer in First 'Wind River' Trailer

Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen appeared together as superpowered heroes in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. Their next collaboration comes in a very different sort of movie.  Wind River debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this past January. Our own Erik Davis described it as "a tense, captivating ...

- Movies.com - US

Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

CANNES, France - A movie by an Iranian who was arrested for his work in Iran won the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, bolstering the country's filmmakers' reputation for defying the censors to make high-quality films.

- Reuters - US

New Movie Posters: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard,' 'Wonder Woman,' 'Bushwick' and More

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'The Keepers' recap, Episode 5: The nun in the attic

I need to amend something I wrote in the previous “Keepers” recap about Maskell burying records at Holy Cross Cemetery being the most bizarre incident in this story. I take it back: The nun in the attic wins that title, by a huge margin. But before we get there, we have two more suspects to look...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Comics on Film: Get Ready for 'Wonder Woman' by Watching the Overlooked 2009 Movie

We're now only one week away from the theatrical bow of one of this year's most highly-anticipated comic book movies, and the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' burgeoning cinematic universe. Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine and directed by Patty Jenkins, is already getting positive buzz ahead of its ...

- Movies.com - US