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Film Review: ‘Kalank’

Events leading to the 1947 Partition of India serve as the forebodingly serious backdrop for the exhaustingly overextended razzmatazz of “Kalank,” writer-director Abhishek Varman’s lavish but ponderous Bollywood extravaganza, which opened in the U.S. on more than 300 screens the same day as its Indian release. Despite the preponderance of …read more

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Is Totally Up for Booking Phish For His Inauguration

Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign seems to be going Phish-ing… in the best possible sense. (Unless you just hate the band Phish so much there is no best possible sense.) The Democratic presidential candidate has previously indicated his love for the group, and when a reporter suggested Phish play at his …read more

WGA: 92 Percent of Writers Have Fired Agents, Mass Delivery of Termination Letters Coming Monday

The Writers Guild of America estimated that over 92 percent of supporting members have terminated in writing agents who are not in good standing with the guild’s new code of conduct. A late Thursday memo obtained by Variety from the WGA said the termination letters will be delivered en …read more

NBC Swaps Timeslots of Freshman Drama ‘The Village,’ ‘The Voice’ on Tuesdays

NBC is changing the timeslots of Tuesday shows “The Voice” and “The Village.” Up to this point, freshman scripted drama “The Village” has aired at 9 p.m. ET Tuesdays immediately after “The Voice” at 8 p.m. Beginning April 23, “The Village” will air at 8 followed by “The Voice” at …read more

Broadway Review: Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow in ‘Hillary and Clinton’

If anyone could play Hillary Clinton, it’s Laurie Metcalf – and here she is, in Lucas Hnath’s “Hillary and Clinton,” giving a performance that feels painfully honest and true. And if anyone could capture Bill Clinton’s feckless but irresistible charm, that would be John Lithgow – and here he is, …read more

Attorney General William Barr Says Mueller Report Redactions Will Be ‘Limited’

WASHINGTON — Ahead of Thursday’s release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, Attorney General William Barr said the redactions will be limited. “The president’s personal lawyers were not permitted to make, and did not request, any redactions,” Barr said at a press conference Thursday. The report …read more

Fleetwood Mac Reveal Rescheduled Tour Dates

Fleetwood Mac, who cancelled the last few dates of their North American tour earlier this month while singer Steve Nicks recovered from the flu, have announced rescheduled dates for the tour. The group, with touring singer/guitarist Neil Finn and guitarist Mike Campbell in place of Lindsey Buckingham, will finish the …read more

Epic Games Announces Community-Driven ‘Fortnite’ Creative World Cup

“Fortnite” maker Epic Games has announced “Fortnite” World Cup – Creative, a new competitive event featuring trials built by community creators. “Fortnite” World Cup – Creative will be made up of five different Creative trials , with the top 15 participants facing off at the “Fortnite” World Cup Finals. Players …read more

Cannes Reinstates Advance Press Screenings – but Favors TV, Radio Journalists (EXCLUSIVE)

Following last year’s backlash by film critics over changes to its screenings schedule, the Cannes Film Festival has decided to reinstate morning press screenings for movies having their gala world premieres in the evening. But there’s a catch: Only a few hundred journalists – mainly from TV and radio outlets …read more

Tencent Set to Release Nintendo Switch in China (Report)

Tencent has won permission to distribute Nintendo’s Switch games console in China. Permission was granted by the Department of Culture and Tourism in Tencent’s hometown Guangdong province, according to a report by Reuters. Initially, Tencent will only be allowed to release a test version of the “New Super Mario Bros. …read more