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Meet the new creatures of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is packed with new creatures. We’ve come a long way from the days of 1977’s occasionally lo-fi "Star Wars," in which one of the cantina scene aliens got his glowing eyes from a (visible) flashlight jammed in the back of his head. The crew...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:37am

'Solo': Examining the pansexuality of Lando Calrissian

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” introduces a younger Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and according, to the prequel’s co-writer, the scoundrel is more complex than the cape-wearing ladies’ man he’s portrayed as in the original films when the character was played by Billy Dee...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:06pm

How 'Solo' pays homage to the original 'Star Wars' trilogy

“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” opening Friday is a prequel, as you might have heard. The tale centers on a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) years before audiences first meet him in 1977’s “Star Wars.” And like most prequels, it aims to flesh out a character’s...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:57pm

'Solo': Chewbacca actor says he can beat LeBron James one-on-one

A long time ago, in a galaxy that's not so far away, Joonas Suotamo hoped to make it big as a basketball player. While the 6' 10'' Pennsylvania State University alum only got to play as a pro in his native Finland, the baller-turned-actor found a new use for his height: taking...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:46pm

Will there be a 'White Chicks 2'? Here's what Marlon Wayan says

Audiences have been clamoring for a "White Chicks 2" ever since the original comedy became a surprise box office success in 2004. Marlon Wayans, who starred in the film opposite his brother Shawn, is apparently just as excited about a possible sequel as the fans. The actor and comedian...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:45am

Mary Steenburgen talks 'Book Club,' 'Fifty Shades' and her friendship with Hillary Clinton

Hollywood legends Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen finally unite on screen in "Book Club," an upcoming comedy about a group a friends who try to rekindle their love lives after reading "Fifty Shades." The press tour for...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:20pm

Actor Eric Stoltz finds a new calling behind the camera

Even if you're not a child of the ‘80s, you know Eric Stoltz's work. Back then, he was the star of movies like “Mask” and “Some Kind of Wonderful,” a streak that continued into '90s with films like "Pulp Fiction" and “Jerry Maguire.” (...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:02pm

Lil Rel Howery talks Kyrie Irving, Kanye West and 'Get Out 2'

Lil Rel Howery became a breakout star—and a hero to TSA agents everywhere—with his hilarious role in "Get Out." While the Oscar-nominated film has opened up a bunch of doors for the comic, he hasn't forgotten his stand-up roots and will take the stage at The Wilbur on May...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 3:07pm

Who wrote Good Will Hunting? MIT grad claims he did

The question of who wrote Good Will Hunting seems to have an obvious answer: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. However, an alum from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claims that he's the person who actually came up with the story. According to a new report by Page Six, MIT grad...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 11:23am

Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller reunite at the 2018 Nantucket Film Festival

While it's only a small, 14-mile long island, Nantucket is the perfect spot for some celebrity watching this summer during the 2018 Nantucket Film Festival. Chances are, you might run into a few familiar faces like Ben Stiller, who's returning to host the All-Star Comedy Roundtable with...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:10pm

NYC launches fund to help women's film and theater projects

New York City wants to see more women on screen — and behind the camera.  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that the city is launching a $5 million fund to support film and theater projects that are “by, for or about women.” The effort is spearheaded Mayor’s...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:56am

Deviants and degenerates welcome at Deadpool bar in Brooklyn

You can always tell something important about a superhero by their favorite bar, and that’s possibly the most true for Deadpool. The foul-mouthed prankster Ryan Reynolds was born to play prefers to drink in the company of the other mercenaries who congregate at Sister Margaret’s School...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:26pm

10 bunny-free things to do in New York City on Easter weekend

MUSIC Bowie Soundtrack This Thursday, the Brooklyn Museum hosts a fabulous mashup of classic ‘80s rock and contemporary instrumental music with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. The soul, jazz and hip-hop band will play experimental covers of David Bowie’s hits. “Bowie...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:01pm

AMC will screen all 12 Marvel movies in epic 31-hour marathon

An Infinity War sounds like a lot, but admit it — you always need more Avengers. If that sounds like a thing you’d say, then you’ll want to get in on the 31-hour marathon of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films happening at AMC Empire 25 in Times Square and AMC Disney Springs...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:32pm

Poland in Culture: Best books and films to check out

Film A 2017 film "Zookeeper's Wife” by Niki Caro tells an extraordinary story of how fearless Polish couple Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of "The Broken Circle Breakdown...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 1:48pm

The people behind the South Philly version of ‘Ghostbusters’

Philly has always been an off-the-radar gem for filmmakers. Films and TV shows often show Philly some love by having the story actually set here, instead of, well, New York. Hits like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Silver Linings Playbook” put city pride...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

The 11 essential documentaries of 2017

We’re all so used to seeing the world in Instagram photos and news bites. But when you want to look closer and see what a cursory glance misses, documentaries remain the best way to truly experience the world around you. Beginning today through Nov. 16, the Doc NYC festival brings a rich...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:17pm

Thor: Ragnarok acted out live might be better than the movie

Hot take: Maybe we've been going about superhero movies all wrong. Superhero movie fans have long been lamenting that destroying New York City over and over again gets boring, and can’t we focus on good actors who bring a humanity to these larger-than-life characters? “The Late...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:18pm

John Krasinski dusts off his Boston accent for Seth Meyers

After having his loyalties questioned by the founder of Barstool Sports, Seth Meyers had to enduring another roasting on Thursday night, this time at the hands of fellow New England native John Krasinski. "The Office" alum stopped by "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to chat about...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:57am

Watch 'Dunkirk' outside at Boston's Copley Square on July 4

Are you too hyped about Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated "Dunkirk" to wait until it hits theaters nationwide? You’re in luck: the film’s Prologue Experience Tour is coming to Boston on July 4, where the public can get a taste of the film’s unique cinematic...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:35am