Entertainment

Clifton James, Who Played a Sheriff in 2 Bond Films, Dies at 96

Photo Clifton James, right, and Roger Moore in a scene from “The Man With The Golden Gun” (1974). Credit United Artists/Getty Images Clifton James, best known for his portrayal of a Southern sheriff in two James Bond films, died on Saturday at the home of one of his daughters in Gladstone, Ore. He was 96. The cause was complications of ...

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Christopher Morahan, a Producer and Director of ‘The Jewel in the Crown,’ Dies at 87

Photo The director Christopher Morahan, far left, with, from left, Michael Frayn, Michael Codron and John Cleese on the set of the film “Clockwise,” in 1986. Credit Universal, via Everett Collection Christopher Morahan, whose many productions for British television included the acclaimed 1984 drama series “The Jewel in the Crown,” about the last days of British rule in India, died ...

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Andy Karl, Star of Musical ‘Groundhog Day,’ Is Injured During Preview

Photo Andy Karl as Phil Connors in the musical “Groundhog Day” last month at the August Wilson Theater in New York. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Andy Karl, the star of the new Broadway musical “Groundhog Day,” was injured during a preview performance on Friday night, forcing the show to be paused for about 15 minutes while a doctor ...

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A ‘Star Wars’ Salvo in the Toy-Store Gender Wars

Photo Disney will roll out animated shorts and a related line of merchandise based on female “Star Wars” characters, above. The project is called “Star Wars Forces of Destiny.” Credit Walt Disney Consumer Products LOS ANGELES — Disney on Thursday unveiled a series of animated shorts and related merchandise billed as “celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across ...

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Review: Richard Gere as ‘Norman,’ an Aspirational Jewish Fixer

Which pretty much describes “Norman” itself. It’s only after the plot has unfolded, with antic elegance and brazen unpredictability, that the risks involved become apparent. The dangers are everywhere: overly broad humor; obnoxiously shticky performances; sentimental tribalism; easy moral point-scoring. None of them materialize. It’s startling, given how much farce is on display — in the rise-and-fall structure of the ...

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Review: The ‘Glory’ of a Good Deed (and Its Fallout)

Photo Stefan Denolyubov plays a railroad worker who finds millions in cash on the tracks in the Bulgarian film “Glory.” Credit Film Movement It’s always been difficult to be an honest, moral person in a corrupt world, and as “Glory,” a new movie from Bulgaria, demonstrates, it’s also increasingly ridiculous. Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov from a script ...

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Final Round of Annenberg Fellowships Announced

Photo From left, Ruibo Qian, Khari Joyner, Emily Erb and Samantha Hankey, four of the eight recipients of the 2017 Leonore Annenberg Fellowships. Credit From left: Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts; Nicolas Guilbert; David Hale; Jiyang Chen Herman Aguirre, a second-year M.F.A. student at the Art Institute of Chicago, is an artist whose Mexican-American heritage ...

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To Woo Young Moviegoers, AMC Thinks More Like McDonald’s

Photo A box with a chicken and waffle sandwich, curly fries, and a cookie is among the offerings that AMC Theaters is testing for an overhaul of its concession stand menu. Credit Amy Stroth for The New York Times LAS VEGAS — Adam Aron, the chief executive of AMC Theaters, the largest multiplex chain in the world, sat in a ...

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A Business With Legs (and Abs): Boom Times for Male Striptease Revues

Now that is a business with legs. “I can’t believe it, either, to be honest with you,” said Mr. Hass, who moved to Los Angeles from Detroit a few months ago. “When we started out, we were literally driving our own cars, four guys to a vehicle, sleeping on each other in uncomfortable positions.” He added: “I started this company ...

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Tim Pigott-Smith, Actor Who Put Prince Charles on the Throne, Dies at 70

His work in “The Jewel and the Crown,” a 1984 mini-series set in India during the British Raj, was recognized with a BAFTA award, Britain’s equivalent of an Academy Award; his performance in “King Charles III” — which imagines Prince Charles succeeding his mother as the British monarch — was nominated for both Olivier and Tony awards. Photo Tim Pigott-Smith ...

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