Entertainment

Netflix Originals That Don’t Get to the Theater

“The Babysitter,” which debuted in October, is a flashy trifle directed by McG, the onetime music video director (his 1998 clip for the Offspring’s “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” is simultaneously exhilarating and cringeworthy). The movie depicts a likable teenage nerd, Cole, discovering that his very attractive and friendly-to-the-point-of-flirtatious babysitter, Bee, is a Satanist who intends, with her attractive ...

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Louis C.K. Movie and Netflix Special Canceled After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Photo The Paris Theater, with a marquee for “I Love You, Daddy.” The Louis C.K. movie’s premiere was canceled after The New York Times reported on Thursday that several women described encounters with him that crossed the line into sexual misconduct. Credit Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images North America The distributor of Louis C.K.’s coming film “I Love You, Daddy” said on ...

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Review: ‘Santa & Andrés’ Chooses Friendship Over Politics

Photo Lola Amores in in the Cuban drama “Santa & Andrés.” Credit Breaking Glass Pictures The setting of Carlos Lechuga’s Cuban drama “Santa & Andrés” is a world away from the bustling Havana so often seen on travel shows. The natural beauty of unruly mountains, endless greenery and coasts outlined by white sand makes the eastern half of Cuba look ...

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New Trailer: ‘The Post,’ With Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks

“The Post” may look like a period piece, as it dramatizes how the 1971 publication of the leaked Pentagon Papers exposed government efforts to mislead the public about the Vietnam War. But the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s film indicates that this is a story as relevant as today’s headlines. “If we don’t hold them accountable, who will?” the Washington ...

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Harvey Weinstein Expelled From Television Academy Over Abuse Claims

Photo Harvey Weinstein at the Zurich Film Festival in 2016. He has been banned for life from the Television Academy because of “widespread examples of this horrific behavior” toward women. Credit Alexander Koerner/Getty Images Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer accused of sexual harassment and assault by several women, has been banned for life from the Television Academy because of “widespread ...

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Hits Theaters With a Thunderclap

LOS ANGELES — After a four-month absence from theaters, Walt Disney Studios returned over the weekend, releasing “Thor: Ragnarok” to blockbuster results and teaching rival studios a lesson about how to approach sequels to sequels. “Thor: Ragnarok,” the latest film from Disney-owned Marvel Studios, took in an estimated $121 million on 4,080 screens in North America over the weekend. That ...

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George Clooney’s Awkward White Guilt in ‘Suburbicon’

Nice try. We’re just in hoary old Hollywood, where showing a problem tends to be confused with addressing it. All we know about the family across the way — they’re the Mayerses — is that they’re new homeowners and that they’re black. And boy, are they restrained. When racists scream at her, Mrs. Mayers doesn’t scream back. She merely continues ...

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John Mollo, Whose Costumes Made ‘Star Wars’ Seem Real, Dies at 86

Mr. Mollo’s costumes, intricate but appearing lived-in, were based on Mr. Lucas’s instructions and on his own sketches and those of a concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie, who drew some of the earliest renderings of many of the characters. The results included the weather-beaten martial arts outfit of Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill; the monkish robes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, played ...

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Review: ‘My Friend Dahmer,’ the Boy Who Became a Cannibal

Photo Ross Lynch and Sydney Meyer, in “My Friend Dahmer.” Credit FilmRise No matter how much of a social outcast you are in high school, there’s always this one kid who’s even worse off. I recall a guy who, on the one hand, had facial hair before anybody else in his class and, on the other, wore a slide rule ...

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Review: ‘LBJ’ Hides It Light Under a Bushel of Makeup

Photo From left, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird Johnson, Woody Harrelson as Lyndon B. Johnson and Kim Allen as Jacqueline Kennedy in “LBJ.” Credit Electric Entertainment From the moment Woody Harrelson swaggers into “LBJ,” you can see the glinting intelligence and hear the thudding heartbeat that he brings to the title character. It couldn’t have been easy. He’s nearly ...

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