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Reveling in the Unapologetic Blackness of ‘Girls Trip’

Photo A still from “Girls Trip.” Credit Universal Pictures/Photofest We’re freaking out. Twice. First: The country is barely on the other side of a period of deep thought about the cultural meaning of O.J. Simpson. Early last year, FX’s broadcast of the mini-series “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” a starry entertainment about Mr. Simpson’s trial and acquittal for murder, made ...

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Clouseau, Clouseau and More Clouseau: A ‘Pink Panther’ Fest

Photo Peter Sellers and Lesley-Anne Down in “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” (1976). Credit Amjo Productions, via Quad Cinema Peter Sellers’s film career was highlighted by two wildly different Oscar-nominated performances 15 years apart: “Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” in 1964 and “Being There” in 1979. But what might be considered his ...

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Bill Pullman: The First Time a Fellow Actor Had My Back

“Do you want to have lunch with John in his trailer?” I looked over to where Frankie was pointing and saw John hauling himself up into the door of his gleaming trailer in his full-fur Mog suit, minus the headpiece. I didn’t know if I’d be up to the bantering he traded on the set with the other lead actors. ...

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Leader Who Rebuilt Time Warner Empire Prepares an Exit

In his understated manner, Mr. Bewkes said he was not worried about the White House interfering in the deal. “I know people say things like that,” he said in an interview last week. “I don’t think it is true.” Mr. Bewkes said that the review of the proposed merger was an antitrust analysis of whether the combination would enhance or ...

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John Heard, the Frazzled Father in ‘Home Alone,’ Dies at 71

With his squinting blue eyes and clean-shaven good looks, Mr. Heard often embodied the stereotype of the 1980s businessman, bringing a mixture of flustered charm and self-assurance to the roles. Photo Mr. Heard with Catherine O’Hara in “Home Alone 2.” Credit Rex Features, via AP Images John Matthew Heard Jr. was born on March 7, 1946, in Washington and graduated ...

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Where to Celebrate 30 Years of ‘Dirty Dancing’

Photo Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Credit Artisan Entertainment/Everett Collection It has been 30 years since “Dirty Dancing,” the love story about the resort dance instructor Johnny Castle, played by Patrick Swayze, and a guest, Frances Houseman (Jennifer Grey), known as Baby, opened in theaters. Although the movie was filmed in Virginia and North Carolina, it was set in the ...

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Jessica Williams Charts Her Course: ‘I Know What I’d Be Incredible At’

“For me, so far, confidence has been a journey, not a destination,” Ms. Williams said. “It’s cool to see a woman be like, ‘This is what I want — this is what I don’t want.’ It’s good to see someone making choices for themselves.” Continue reading the main story Over breakfast at a Clinton Hill cafe near her home, Ms. ...

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Cheap Date Alert: Met Operas, Screened for Free

Photo A screening of “La Cenerentola” at Lincoln Center last year. The Met will again set out some 3,000 chairs — for a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s film of “The Magic Flute,” followed by 10 nights of other performances. Credit Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times One of New York City’s great cheap-date opportunities — the Metropolitan Opera’s annual ...

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Short Films on View at Food and Drink Museum

Photo James Boo has made more than 30 minute-long films about New York food traditions. Credit The Food Film Festival James Boo, a filmmaker, has made more than 30 one-minute films about New Yorkers and their various food traditions. Eight of the films will play at the Museum of Food and Drink in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from July 27 to Sept. ...

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George Romero, Father of the Zombie Movie, Dies at 77

“I think that was largely what made the film noticeable,” he said. Mr. Romero went on to add installments to the “Dead” series, including “Dawn of the Dead” (1979) and “Day of the Dead” (1985). The film critic Roger Ebert called “Dawn of the Dead” “one of the best horror films ever made.’’ Photo George A. Romero in an undated ...

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