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‘Morning Joe’ Host Mika Brzezinski Pays Tribute to Late Father

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“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski has paid tribute to her father, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, who died Friday night at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89. Mika Brzezinski hailed the man known as Chief to his family as “the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have.” She shared… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Tells $75 Million Tale, ‘Baywatch’ Walks the Plank

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Memorial Day weekend marks the opening for two summer blockbusters this year — “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Baywatch” — but only one of the nautical-themed narratives is sailing away with a 4-day win. That’s because Disney’s “Pirates” is currently on course for a debut just under $75 million, while Paramount’s “Baywatch”… Read more »

Cannes Critics Prize ‘BPM,’ ‘Closeness,’ ’Nothing Factory’

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CANNES — Robin Campillo’s “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Kantemir Balagov’s “Closeness” and Pedro Pinho’s “The Nothing Factory” won International Critics’ Prizes Saturday afternoon at the Cannes Festival. Awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) one day before a international jury headed by Pedro Almodovar announces Cannes Festival’s 2017 Palme d’Or on May 28,… Read more »

Cannes: Roman Polanski Says Theaters and Netflix Are Bound to Co-Exist

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Polish-French director Roman Polanski said Saturday that Netflix and other digital services “don’t pose a basic threat” to moviegoing. “People want to go to the movies not because of better sound, projection, or seats, but because they want to participate in an experience with an audience around. This is as old as humanity — look… Read more »

Cannes Film Review: ‘I Am Not a Witch’

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Perhaps more beautiful and strange than wholly satisfying, it’s nonetheless easy to see why Rungano Nyoni’s debut film arrives in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar of Cannes trailing ribbons of new-discovery buzz. A defiantly uncategorizable mix of superstition, satire and social anthropology, it tells the story of a small Zambian girl who is denounced as a witch… Read more »

Linkin Park Stretch Out, Look Inward on New Album: ‘There Was No Shortage of Life to Sing About’

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Linkin Park released their seventh studio album, “One More Light,” on May 19, notching their seventh top 10 entry on the Billboard 200 album chart. For a band that’s been together since 1996, “One More Light” finds members Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon, Joe Hahn, and Brad Delson stretching out sonically, collaborating with Pusha… Read more »

Edgar Wright, Dwayne Johnson, Rian Johnson, Marc Webb, Lin-Manuel Miranda Plot Simon & Garfunkel Movie Universe

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Sprawling cinematic universes have done boffo box-office business. “Star Wars,” Marvel comics, DC superheroes, and classic monster tales have all been mined for movie multiplex magic — with awesome auds turning out serious coin for congloms. Now another under-exploited IP may be ready for the silver screen — the song catalog of Simon & Garfunkel…. Read more »

‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’: Behind-the-Scenes of a Scoring Session With Geoff Zanelli

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“Pirates of the Caribbean” gets a new composer, Geoff Zanelli, with the fifth installment of the franchise, “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Variety‘s Andrew Barker takes you behind the scenes at a scoring session with Zanelli, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and conductor Nick Glennie-Smith to reveal how the beloved “Pirates” sound is getting an update for… Read more »

Disney Parks Chairman Hints at More Marvel Attractions to Come

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” Mission Breakout! may be the first of many Marvel-themed attractions to find a home at Disney’s California Adventures. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek made the announcement during the opening of the attraction — which replaces the old Tower of Terror ride — Thursday night. In place of a… Read more »