Cannes kicks off with Greta Gerwig’s jury and a Palme d’Or for Meryl Streep

CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday with the unveiling of Greta Gerwig’s jury and the presentation of an honorary Palme d’Or for Meryl Streep, as the French Riviera spectacular kicks off a potentially volatile 77th edition. A 10-day stream of stars will begin flowing down Cannes’ famous red carpet beginning with the … Read more

‘The Fall Guy’ gives Hollywood a muted summer kickoff with a $28.5M opening

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — “The Fall Guy,” the Ryan Gosling-led, action-comedy ode to stunt performers, opened below expectations with $28.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, providing a lukewarm start to a summer movie season that’s very much to be determined for Hollywood. The Universal Pictures release opened on a weekend that … Read more

Doug Liman, Matt Damon and the Afflecks made a heist comedy for Apple. ‘The Instigators’

Filmmaker Doug Liman realized quickly he wasn’t on his home turf anymore. Matt Damon, who he’d directed in “The Bourne Identity” over 20 years ago, had recruited Liman for his new movie “The Instigators,” an action-comedy about a heist gone wrong. Though two decades of friendship is nothing to scoff at, here Liman was coming … Read more

Movie Review: In ‘The Idea of You,’ a boy band is center stage but Anne Hathaway steals the show

In the warmly charming rom-com “The Idea of You,” Anne Hathaway plays a 40-year-old divorcee and Silver Lake art gallery owner who, after taking her teenage daughter to Coachella, becomes romantically involved with a 24-year-old heartthrob in the boy band August Moon. They first meet after she mistakes his trailer for the bathroom. There are … Read more

Ryan Gosling and Mikey Day reprise viral Beavis and Butt-Head characters at ‘Fall Guy’ premiere

LOS ANGELES — Ryan Gosling and Mikey Day aren’t done playing Beavis and Butt-Head yet — the pair appeared as the characters at the premiere of Gosling’s latest film. Gosling, who stars in “The Fall Guy” opposite Emily Blunt, walked the carpet twice Tuesday during the Los Angeles premiere. He looked dapper for his first … Read more

Zendaya tennis movie ‘Challengers’ scores at weekend box office

The sexy tennis drama “ Challengers ” won the box office this weekend with $15 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Zendaya and castmates Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor have been on a globetrotting press tour to get the word out about Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s original film, which opened in 3,477 … Read more

Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York) is a scrumptious, giddily glorious treat | Theatre | Entertainment

Come on, who hasn’t danced around their hotel room, possibly a little hungover, in a bathrobe and green foam Statue of Liberty tiara? Especially after the best night of your life with the person of your dreams… Even if somehow you haven’t, you can feel every giddy emotion right alongside the extraordinary Sam Tutty as … Read more

Jerry Seinfeld’s commitment to the bit

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld has been responsible for more movies than you think. Yes, he co-wrote and lent his voice to 2007’s “Bee Movie.” But before that, “Seinfeld” — where going to the movies, with or without the aid of Moviefone, was nearly as regular a destination as the coffee … Read more

The summer after Barbenheimer and the strikes, Hollywood charts a new course

“ Barbenheimer ” is a hard act to follow. But as Hollywood enters another summer movie season, armed with fewer superheroes and a landscape vastly altered by the strikes, it’s worth remembering the classic William Goldman quote about what works: “Nobody knows anything.” Four decades later, that still may be true. Yet one thing Hollywood … Read more

Rom-com author Emily Henry knows the secret to having a healthy relationship with love

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — “Nothing forces you to face your demons like falling in love.” And it’s almost always worth it, Emily Henry says during a recent interview ahead of Tuesday’s release of her latest novel, “Funny Story.” She would know, having churned out a new bestselling romance read every year since … Read more