‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel' set for Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September including Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.
San Antonio's Joaquin Castro says 'Latinos are almost completely missing' from Golden Globes
Screen Capture / C-SPANU.S. Rep. Joaquin CastroI use the word “pernicious” because this status quo is toxic, harmful and dangerous to Latinos in American society. — Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) March 1, 2021Despite the Golden Globes' attempt to quell criticism for its lack of diversity, San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro blasted Sunday night's awards show for its dearth of Latino representation. "Latinos are almost completely missing at the @goldenglobes—it's unsurprising and unacceptable," tweeted Castro, a Democrat who until recently chaired the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. By a Newsweek tally , just three Latinos were among the nominees in this year's Golden Globes. You can draw a clear line from the pervasive lack of positive Latino representation on-screen to the rise in hate crimes against our communities..."sacurrent.com
The AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2020
Making a breakthrough in pop culture during any year is hard. This year's five Associated Press’ Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year managed to create buzz and art against a year like no other. They brightened a 2020 that badly needed light. They are Anya Taylor-Joy, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sarah Cooper and Finneas. "Now as an adult, I’m like, ‘I live in Narnia.’ Like, this is amazing.” In a year like 2020, it was appropriate that millions escaped with her.
New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'
(Columbia Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Edgier than the (also great) Gwyneth Paltrow version, Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the role of the matchmaker extraordinaire this time. — Billie Eilish was on the road for just three days before she had to cancel her worldwide tour due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. But thankfully on Saturday the Grammy-winning star will host her first global livestream concert. “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event” uses music, comedy, short documentaries and celebrity appearances to explore the Latino experience.
'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe in 'Playmobil: The Movie'
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Daniel Radcliffe isn't too old to play with toys. The actor, 30, best known as the titular wizard of the "Harry Potter" films, is voicing secret agent Rex Dasher in the upcoming animated action film "Playmobil: The Movie." The movie is based on the popular toy franchise Playmobil, similar to the wildly successful 2014 "LEGO Movie." In "Playmobil," Dasher partners with a food truck driver, voiced by Jim Gaffigan, and a savvy civilian, voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy, to rescue citizens who have vanished, distributor STX Entertainment says. "Saturday Night Live's" Kenan Thompson and musicians Adam Lambert and Meghan Trainor are also featured in the cast.