New Star Wars Films Explained by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy

aga, ”says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. So no more Rey?: Lucasfilmin Skywalker Sagahas been dealing with and Kennedy thinks it’s mostly because these things take more time than many people are ready to commit.that particular film isn’t meshing up with where she and others see the future of we kind of pushed off to the … Read more

A New Era, from Julian Fellowes

Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and Laura Carmichael in Downton Abbey: A New EraImage: Ben Blackall / 2022 Focus Features LLC Rejoice, Downtonians! Downton Abbey: A New Era is a worthy entry in Julian Fellowes’ beloved franchise. You were right to be concerned, of course. The acclaimed TV drama’s first foray onto the big screen, 2019’s … Read more

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) – The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, Zelenskyy … Read more

Johnny Depp defamation trial: Amber Heard testifies her role in ‘Aquaman 2’ was reduced

Depp’s attorneys began cross-examination of Heard on Monday afternoon. Depp has accused Heard of defaming him in a 2018 op-ed for the Washington Post. In the piece, which published roughly two years after they divorced, Heard described himself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Though Depp was not named in the article, he claims … Read more

Jury sees pics of Heard’s swollen face after a fight with Depp

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) – Jurors in Johnny Depp’s libel trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, saw photos Monday of her with red marks and swelling on her face after their final fight before their divorce, and heard testimony about her expertise in covering up bruises with makeup. Heard concluded her direct testimony in a … Read more

15 stocks that have fallen at least 33% but by these measures are still standouts in their sectors

During a year in which more than half of the stocks in the S&P 500 Index have declined 10% or more, you have probably seen the term “oversold” being bandied about. But what does oversold really mean? It means you think a stock has dropped too much, based on some quality you expect to fuel … Read more

What’s On TV, May 15-19: Conversations With Friends, Angelyne

Sasha Lane in Conversations With FriendsRose Leslie in The Time Traveler’s Wife AngelynePhoto: Go Bowe / Hulu; Macall B. Polay / HBO; Isabella Vosmikova / Peacock Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, May 15 to Thursday, May 19. All times are Eastern. [Note: … Read more

‘SNL’ skewers Johnny Depp, Amber Heard trial as host Selena Gomez looks for love

“Saturday Night Live” opened up by lampooning the explosive allegations made in the ongoing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial. “I am Nicole Wallace and you are watching MSNBC News because you have nowhere else to place your anger,” Kate McKinnon said, portraying the anchor introducing the cable network’s trial coverage. Depp, played by … Read more

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

TURIN, Italy (AP) – Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond music. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the victory, Ukraine’s third since its 2003 Eurovision debut, and said “we will do our best” … Read more

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. Or at least Cannes’ very particular brand … Read more