Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party
After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.
New this week: 'Deep Water,' Charli XCX and 'WeCrashed'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a Charli XCX album release, an erotic thriller on Hulu starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, and a series about the rise and fall of the business WeWork, which promoted the concept of shared workspaces.
The Witches Is One of Robert Zemeckis' Most Lifeless Works
The career of Robert Zemeckis has been as zany and messy as any one of his features might suggest it would be. But, disappointingly, the film doesn't manage to capture any of the childish wonders that come with one of the author's most playfully scary works. As its own stand-alone work, there isn't anything particularly special about Zemeckis' The Witches. This is why it's so hard to find anything special or worthwhile to say about Robert Zemeckis' The Witches. Written and directed by Robert Zemeckis.miaminewtimes.com
Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ heads to HBO Max for Halloween
The Robert Zemeckis adaptation of “Roald Dahl’s The Witches” has found a new home on HBO Max this month just in time for Halloween. Warner Bros. said Friday that “The Witches” will debut on the subscription streaming service, owned by parent company WarnerMedia, on Oct. 22. Dahl’s 1983 novel about an orphaned boy who discovers a coven of witches that hate children was previously adapted for the big screen in 1990 by director Nicolas Roeg. It starred Angelica Huston, Mai Zetterling and Rowan Atkinson and was a box office flop, despite its critical acclaim. This new version has actor Jahzir Bruno playing the boy who must try to stop the witches from turning the world's children into mice.
Maggie O'Farrell's Shakespearean 'Hamnet' wins Women's Prize
LONDON Maggie OFarrell won the Womens Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for Hamnet, a novel that explores the lives of William Shakespeares often-maligned wife and lost son. OFarrells novel beat finalists including Hilary Mantels Tudor saga The Mirror and the Light and Bernardine Evaristos Booker Prize winner Girl, Woman, Other to the 30,000-pound ($39,000) award. The Northern Ireland-born O'Farrell said she had long been fascinated by Hamnet Shakespeare, who died aged 11 in 1596 likely from the plague. Shakespeare himself is never mentioned by name in Hamnet, which centers on his children and wife Anne Hathaway, called Agnes in the book. OFarrell said Hathaway has been portrayed as an illiterate strumpet because she was uneducated and eight years older than Shakespeare.
How much is an Oscar worth? Just $1
You'll have no luck approaching Anne Hathaway, her on-screen grandmother Julie Andrews or other celebrities around New York and offering a buck for their Oscars. They and their heirs may only sell the solid-bronze, 24-karat-gold-plated statuette to the Academy, not you. Not in New York, not in their home state, not on vacation, not even for a dollar.sun-sentinel.com
Anne Hathaway on getting into character for "Rio 2"
Anne Hathaway on getting into character for "Rio 2" The actress opens up about her new role, plus Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei hit Broadway in "The Realistic Joneses." Suzanne Marques has those stories and more in today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com