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In Potent ‘Schindler’s List’ Panel, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson And Ben Kingsley Get Emotional 25 Years Later

Tonight’s Schindler's List retrospective event at the Tribeca Film Festival yielded more than a few familiar stories. But it also brimmed with unchecked emotion from director Steven Spielberg and four of his cast members, including Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley, who all watched the film with a theatrical audience for the first time in nearly 25 years. Moments after the lights came up after the screening and a long ovation from the Beacon Theatre crowd had subsided… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Ranks Bill Cosby’s Guilty Verdict In Donald Trump World

Jimmy Kimmel addressed today’s guilty verdict against America’s Dad/TV icon Bill Cosby which competed for headlines with President Donald Trump’s unhinged half-hour interview with Fox & Friends. The day began with Trump celebrating First Lady Melania Trump's birthday. “That's right, on this day in 1970, Melania Trump was born in Slovenia,” he began. Trump celebrated this morning with a “bonkers” 30 minute phone call to Fox & Friends – at the start of which he said he's… Read

Box Office

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Invades Thursday With Potential $45M – Early B.O. Read

EXCLUSIVE: And so summer begins early in late April. We have very early industry estimates showing Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War at $45M for Thursday night, and west coast showtimes have yet to kick in. Should that projection maintain into the night, it would easily be the best Marvel preview ever, stepping over Avengers: Age of Ultron ($27.6M) and the second best ever tying with Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($45M) and filing behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens first… Read

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NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Select Heisman Winner Baker Mayfield; USC’s Sam Darnold Goes Third

The Cleveland Brown selected quarterback Baker Mayfield of the University of Oklahoma as the No.1 choice in the 2018 NFL draft, ending the mystery on who might be the top choice in a field rich with quarterbacks. Mayfield, who walked on twice in college, first for Texas Tech and then after transferring to Oklahoma, became the Heisman Trophy winner last year as the top player in college. But many in the NFL questioned his size (slightly under 6-foot, 1-inch) and temperment… Read

Business

‘The Iceman Cometh’ Review: Denzel Washington Returns To Broadway, Shattering Pipe Dreams

Well before Denzel Washington’s glad-handing salesman Hickey makes his fateful arrival in the dive bar of George C. Wolfe’s strong new Broadway staging of The Iceman Cometh, Eugene O’Neill’s collection of pipe-dreaming drunkards arrange themselves across their end-of-the-line cafe as if modeling for Leonardo’s “The Last Supper.” All that’s missing is a savior. Truth be told, O’Neill’s rum-bums need their messiah a lot more than this production does: Though certainly built… Read

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MSNBC Host Joy Reid’s Daily Beast Column Suspended As FBI Investigates Homophobic Posts On Her Blog – Update

Updated with Daily Beast column suspension: The Daily Beast suspended Joy Reid's column as its cybersecurity and media reporters investigate Reid's claims she is victim of a cyberattack in which dozens of homophobic statements were added into the archive of her old blog. Daily Beast Executive Editor Noah Shachtman informed staff in a memo of the internal investigation of a blog she wrote a decade ago. "In the meantime, we're going to hit pause on Reid's columns” he said… Read

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STX Entertainment Files For Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing

STX Entertainment

STX Entertainment, as has long been suggested would be the case, has filed for an IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange. If accepted, the proposal would make Bob Simonds’ fledgling studio the first U.S.-based entertainment company to go public on the Hong Kong exchange. The company was valued at $1.5B last year, however, it has been reported previously that the company could be valued as high as $3.5B after the IPO. Since its inception, STX has been modeling itself to… Read

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‘Diane’, ‘Island Of The Hungry Ghosts’, Alia Shawkat & Jeffrey Wright Among Tribeca Winners

Diane

Top honors at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival have gone to Diane for the Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature, Smuggling Hendrix for Best International Narrative Feature, and Island of the Hungry Ghosts for Best Documentary Feature. On the acting side, Alia Shawkat won Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film for Miguel Arteta’s Duck Butter, and Jeffrey Wright took the Best Actor honor for O.G. First-time narrative director and writer Kent Jones (who… Read

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Amazon More Than Doubles First-Quarter Profit Thanks To AWS, Whole Foods & Subscriptions

UPDATED with analyst call details: Retail giant Amazon.com more than doubled its quarterly profits, thanks to fiscal discipline and double-digit growth of its AWS cloud service business and subscriptions, and a healthy boost of revenue from Whole Foods. The company reported earnings of $1.6 billion or $3.27 a share, compared with $1.48 a share a year ago. Revenues rose nearly 43% to $51 billion — well past consensus estimates of $1.27 per share. Investors reacted… Read

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Aussie Movie Theater Plays ‘Hereditary’ Horror Movie Trailer Before ‘Peter Rabbit’

Hereditary

A trip to the movies to see Peter Rabbit turned into a horror show for kids in Australia. The trailer for A24 horror film Hereditary was shown before a screening Wednesday of Peter Rabbit at Event Cinemas in Innaloo. “It was dreadful” an audience member told the Sydney Morning Herald.”Very quickly you could tell this was not a kid’s film. Parents were yelling at the projectionist to stop, covering their kids’ eyes and ears,” she said. “A few went out to get a staff member… Read