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Debra Winger Comes to Terms With Fame and Age

True, she feuded viciously with former co-stars and directors. She once called John Malkovich, who appeared with her in the 1990 film “The Sheltering Sky,” “nothing more than a catwalk model.” She endlessly needled Shirley MacLaine during the filming of the 1983 movie “Terms of Endearment,” tonguing her thigh during off-camera moments and teasing her crudely about her attire, her ...

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Summer Movie Release Schedule 2017

HOUNDS OF LOVE It’s not a tribute to the Kate Bush album of the same title, but an Australian thriller about a young woman (Ashleigh Cummings) who’s abducted by a serial-killer couple (Emma Booth and Stephen Curry). The news media in Perth have noted similarities between the plot and a real-life case. Photo Djimon Hounsou, left, and Charlie Hunnam, foreground, ...

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So Chris Rock Is Your Big Brother? Try Comedy

When entertainment is a family business, there is often a grueling process to establish your own identity, and in doing so, to escape the shadow of the most famous sibling. Sometimes the skin is shed — see Solange, a creative force and Beyoncé’s sister. Sometimes viewers can’t get enough — see the three handsome Hemsworths. Sometimes the talent is all ...

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Why Hollywood’s Most Thrilling Scenes Are Now Orchestrated Thousands of Miles Away

“That was the absolute highlight of my life at that point,” says Breaux, a tall man with deep-set brown eyes and a hint of Southern drawl. Even his traffic-snarled Los Angeles commute felt like an achievement: “You’re driving on the 405. You know, you’re there.” And the visual-effects industry was then more productive than ever. “Lord of the Rings,” “Harry ...

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Is the New Mr. Right an Immigrant Rom-Com Hero?

Mr. Nanjiani began work on a first draft and asked Ms. Gordon, a former therapist turned writer-producer, for notes and suggestions; before long, the two were writing the script together. “Right from the beginning, it was like, how do you make a movie about someone in a coma funny?” he said. Ms. Gordon added, “I didn’t want the joke to ...

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2017 Tony Awards: ‘Great Comet’ Leads With 12 Nominations

[A full list of the nominees] • The prizes will be awarded at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, June 11, during a ceremony at Radio City Musical Hall, much of which will be broadcast on CBS. Kevin Spacey will host. Some 840 producers, investors, performers and others who work in the theater choose the winners. Photo Josh Groban, who ...

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‘How to Be a Latin Lover’ and ‘Baahubali 2’ Show Power at Box Office

Photo Raphael Alejandro, left, and Eugenio Derbez at the Los Angeles premiere of “How to Be a Latin Lover,” which arrived to stronger-than-expected ticket sales over the weekend. Credit Rich Fury/Getty Images LOS ANGELES — Diversity sells movie tickets. (Duh.) The three most popular films at the North American box office over the weekend featured largely nonwhite casts, as “How ...

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As Hollywood Writers’ Contract Ends, Studios Are More Vulnerable

But as tension rises — studios were expected to begin informing employees on Friday that a writers’ strike was possible — some senior writers, labor lawyers and longtime agents cited differences between the current environment and the circumstances of the last walkout as reason to hope a deal could be reached. Continue reading the main story There are key distinctions ...

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Norman T. Hatch, Who Filmed Grisly World War II Combat, Dies at 96

Somehow, he escaped the war unscathed, having fired his pistol only once. “When I was looking through the viewfinder, I was living in the movie,” he said. “I was disassociated with what was going on around me.” His raw footage was edited into a 20-minute film titled “With the Marines at Tarawa,” which won the 1945 Academy Award for best ...

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Photo Donald Pleasence plays a disquieting town doctor in the Ted Kotcheff feature “Wake in Fright,” showing on Monday at Film Forum. See listing below. Credit Drafthouse Films, via Film Forum Our guide to film series and special screenings. All our movie reviews are at nytimes.com/reviews/movies. DISPLACED PERSONS: MIGRATION ON FILM at Anthology Film Archives (April 29 through May 4). ...

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