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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

No matter how much free time you have this weekend, we have TV recommendations for you. Come back every Friday for new suggestions from our TV critic on what to watch. This Weekend I Have … a Half-Hour, and I Like Zippy Comedy ‘LA to Vegas’ When to watch: Now, on Fox.com and Hulu. This new comedy airs Wednesdays on ...

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For Lorraine Hansberry, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Was Just the Start

LaTanya Richardson Jackson, the narrator of “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart,” whose performance as Lena Younger in the 2014 Broadway revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” received a Tony Award nomination, sees the character of Beneatha, Lena’s adult daughter, as ahead of her time. Not only does she turn down the advances, and in one case a marriage proposal, from her ...

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Designing Costumes for ‘Star Wars’ Jedis, Princesses and Naked Creatures

How many costumes did you design for “The Last Jedi”? More than a thousand. And they’re all individually made, all in different fabrics. They needed dresses and gloves and jewelry. You can’t go out and buy clothes for “Star Wars.” We had a milliner. It was like M.G.M. in the ’30s. We had hats made, gloves made. We had people ...

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Ronan Farrow to Develop an Investigative Series for HBO

Photo Ronan Farrow at the Time 100 Gala in 2017. He will host a new investigative show on HBO. Credit Krista Schlueter for The New York Times HBO has signed Ronan Farrow to a three-year deal to develop and become the face of a new investigative series, the network announced on Thursday. The deal is set to begin later this ...

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Oscars So Awkward? Trying to Top the Globes Won’t Be Easy

At Golden Globes after-parties, several women involved in Time’s Up said that while their activist work would carry on strong, they didn’t know (or perhaps weren’t willing to say) what may be in store for the Oscars. There is no doubt that the punch they packed at the Globes benefited from timing, and the elements of freshness and surprise. The ...

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Rex Reed Bangs a Gong on the Mediocrity of Modern Life

He eventually landing a job in the publicity department of 20th Century Fox, where he had to go into the steam room — ”in my starched shirt” — and read gossip items to the studio head, Spyros Skouras, emerging soaking wet and disillusioned. The studio “was spending millions of dollars to sink Elizabeth Taylor in the Nile in ‘Cleopatra,’ but ...

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New Teaser: ‘Black Panther,’ Starring Chadwick Boseman

Photo A scene from the new spot for “Black Pather.” “You’re telling me that the king of a Third World country runs around in a bulletproof catsuit?” a C.I.A. agent (played by Martin Freeman) asks a black-market gun runner (Andy Serkis) in a TV spot for Marvel’s “Black Panther” that was broadcast during the college football national championship on Monday ...

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New Trailer: ‘Red Sparrow,’ With Jennifer Lawrence

Photo Jennifer Lawrence in the trailer for “Red Sparrow.” Credit 20th Century Fox After taking a creative flying leap with the director Darren Aronofsky’s divisive “Mother!,” Jennifer Lawrence looks likely to land on safer commercial ground with “Red Sparrow.” The spy thriller reunites the star with Francis Lawrence, who directed the final three installments of her hugely successful “Hunger Games” ...

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‘Jumanji’ Charges Forth, ‘The Last Jedi’ Fizzles in China

Photo Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan, the stars of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” promoted their film in Beijing. Credit Jason Lee/Reuters LOS ANGELES — There is no generational nostalgia for the characters. The January release date allowed piracy to flourish online, cutting into ticket sales. Hollywood imports are losing their luster as local studios become more skilled at making ...

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