Liam Hemsworth seeks to divorce Miley Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

The 29-year-old Australian actor filed for the dissolution of his marriage to the 26-year-old American pop star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday.

From left: Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwim-mer, Matthew Perry, and Courteney Cox in “Friends”

Could we be any more excited? ‘Friends’ merch arrives ahead of 25th anniversary

See your “Friends” on the big screen. Deck out your place with “Friends” furniture. Wear your “Friends” as jewelry. Heck, buy the “Friends” Lego set and pretend it’s for your kid.


HBO orders pilot based on Alice Hoffman’s ‘Magic’ novels

HBO Max, the cable channel’s forthcoming streaming service, has ordered a pilot for “The Rules of Magic,” based on Hoffman’s novels “The Rules of Magic” and “Practical Magic.”

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo Dwayne Johnson, left, and Lauren Hashian arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Johnson announced his wedding to Hashian on Instagram. A photo of the couple was posted on the social media site, showing them both wearing white. The post also said the date of their apparent nuptials, on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in his native Hawaii. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Lauren Hashian get hitched in Hawaii

Johnson, 47, posted a celebratory wedding photo to Instagram, with the long-time couple standing on a verdant hillside overlooking the water.

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Doc Talk: A mother’s tale, a choral tour, a Patrick Swayze bio

News about upcoming and currently available documentaries.

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In Focus: Why ‘Fiddler’ plays on — and deserves to

A review of the documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”

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In ‘Peanut Butter Falcon,’ it’s the WWE or bust

The dramedy about a young man with Down syndrome stars Zack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 19-25

“Call Mr. Robeson,” bowling for a cause, Chinatown film screenings, and more.

Cape Cod cinematographer Robert Richardson biting into ‘Venom 2’

Looks like Robert Richardson’s getting in on the superhero craze after all.

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Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

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// Launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ takes the faithful full circle

The new “Star Wars” is great fun, if not a great film. It consciously embraces the funky, handmade garage aesthetic of the 1977 original.

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Brian Grazer (left) and Ron Howard — heads of Imagine Entertainment — will bring “The Trail” to the big screen.

Ron Howard following Maine-bred author’s ‘Trail’ to big screen

Meika Hashimoto’s adventure novel “The Trail” is being developed as a feature film by Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment.

A scene from “The Death of Dick Long.”


First trailer for ‘Death of Dick Long’ teases crime caper from Emerson-bred ‘Swiss Army Man’ co-director

Director Daniel Scheinert, one-half of the Emerson-bred Daniels duo, is following up “Swiss Army Man” with another oddball comedy involving a dead body.

Sarah-Sofie Boussnina in “The Bird Catcher.”

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Up to Middlebury, back to World War I

A look at local fim events and news.

Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, and Cate Blanchett, in “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”

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Should you read the book before you watch the movie?

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is the latest example: Should you read before you watch?

Above: Nanfu Wang and her parents. Left: Nanfu Wang’s son.

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When the state mandates family planning

A review of the documentary “One Child Nation.”

Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy in “Hitsville.”

doc talk | peter keough

Motown remembered, Halston refashioned, a rising star fallen

A look at three current documentaries.

Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, and Jacob Tremblay in “Good Boys.”

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In ‘Good Boys,’ sixth grade just isn’t what it used to be

It’s in the adolescent-party-odyssey tradition of “Superbad” and “Booksmart.”

Julianne Moore in “After the Wedding.”

‘After’ and before with Julianne Moore

The Oscar winner stars in her director-husband Bart Freundlich’s gender-swapped remake of “After the Wedding,” playing a hard-charging CEO with secrets to keep.

Cate Blanchett in “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”

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Cate Blanchett makes a break for it in ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

Richard Linklater has adapted Maria Semple’s best-selling novel.

Kais Nashif stars as Salam in “Tel Aviv on Fire.”

Movie Review

In ‘Tel Aviv on Fire,’ soap opera meets Middle Eastern politics

The Israeli comedy takes a distinctly different look at Arab-Israeli relations.

Viveik Kalra stars in “Blinded by the Light.”

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In ‘Blinded by the Light,’ it’s Springsteen as salvation

The singer’s songs fuel the inspirational drama, set in ’80s England.

“Booksmart” filmmaker Olivia Wilde has sold her next project as a director, a period thriller titled “Don’t Worry, Darling,” to New Line.

‘Booksmart’ director Olivia Wilde sells period thriller to New Line

Olivia Wilde has sold her next directional project, a period thriller titled “Don’t Worry, Darling” to New Line Productions.

Andy Muschietti speaks at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

Stephen King’s ‘Roadwork’ under construction from ‘It’ filmmakers

Andy Muschietti, director of “It” and its upcoming sequel, will help turn a Stephen King short story, “Roadwork,” into a feature film.

Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, and Eliza Scanlen in Columbia Pictures’s


Watch the first trailer for the ‘Little Women’ movie filmed in Mass. last year

Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, and Timothee Chalamet filmed the buzzy period drama around Massachusetts last year.

Djimon Hounsou, pictured at a 2014 photo call, has joined the cast of “A Quiet Place Part II.”

Djimon Hounsou joins John Krasinski’s ‘Quiet Place’ sequel, replacing Brian Tyree Henry

“A Quiet Place: Part II” is scheduled to hit theaters on March 20, 2020.

Dwayne Johnson (left) and Jason Statham in ‘‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’’

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ repeats at No. 1 against slew of newcomers

Audiences helped the “Fast & Furious” spinoff take another lap in first place even with an onslaught of four new major releases this weekend.

Chris Evans with members of the Concord Police Department. Credit to Concord Police Department Facebook page


Chris Evans swung by the Concord police station

“When your shift begins you never know what will happen or who you may meet.”

Director/writer Andrea Berloff arrives at the world premiere of


Framingham’s Andrea Berloff talks about making her ‘big shot’ directorial debut on ‘The Kitchen’

The crime drama, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss as mob wives on the rise, is now in theaters.

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Upcoming movie events here and about

Openings, series, what’s streaming, and a salute to Toni Morrison.

Ben Affleck, seen playing the Caped Crusader in

Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ movie would have explored character’s ‘insanity’

Cinematographer Robert Richardson spoke a little about what Ben Affleck’s abandoned “Batman” movie for Warner Bros. would have entailed.

Richard Linklater says Maria Semple’s novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” “got its hooks in me.”


Director Richard Linklater talks about his latest, ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

The “indie guy at heart” says he made the film, which stars Cate Blanchett, after he read Maria Semple’s best-selling 2012 novel and “it got its hooks in me.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 26: RZA speaks onstage during the Hulu 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Hulu)

RZA of Wu-Tang Clan to perform live score during martial arts film at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The music legend will be dropping beats during a showing of Lau Kar-leung’s classic “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin,” according to event details.

Octavia Spencer (left), Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Naomi Watts in “Luce.”

Movie Review

Not just a matter of black and white

“Luce,” starring Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer, raises serious questions, leaving viewers to answer them.

Boston MA 8/6/19 Patrick Dempsey, screenwriter Mark Bomback, and director Simon Curtis before screening of their movie


Patrick Dempsey walks red carpet at Seaport premiere of ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’

The film’s producer was joined by director Simon Curtis and screenwriter Mark Bomback, at the film’s red carpet screening Tuesday night at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

Baykali Ganambarr and Aisling Franciosi, in

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In ‘The Nightingale,’ a bloody past confronts a complacent present

“The Nightingale” is an epic revenger’s tragedy about a brutalized Irishwoman in 19th-century Tasmania tracking a British officer through the wilderness with the aid of an Aboriginal guide.

Alice Englert stars as a young woman who struggles to keep her pregnancy a secret in an insular Pentecostal community.

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In ‘Them That Follow,’ there will be blood

Alice Englert and Olivia Colman star in this drama about faith as emotional violence.

Milo Ventimiglia stars in “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”

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If dogs could talk, wouldn’t they sound like Kevin Costner?

The one in “The Art of Racing in the Rain” does.


Netflix will begin filming another movie in Mass. this month, this time on the South Shore

The streaming giant is everywhere in the Bay State.

Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy, and Elisabeth Moss in “The Kitchen.”

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A ‘Kitchen’ where you get that sinking feeling

In “The Kitchen” — starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss — three Irish mobsters’ wives take over the rackets when their men go to prison.

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, whose film “American Dharma” has secured a distribution deal, poses for a portrait in Cambridge .(Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)


Errol Morris’s controversial Steve Bannon documentary, ‘American Dharma,’ heading to theaters

The Cambridge documentarian’s new film, “American Dharma,” struggled to secure a distributor after premiering at the Venice Film Festival last year.

A family member hugs Guadalupe Cuevas at his living wake in “Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America.”

In Focus

When ‘six feet under’ can mean a coral reef or outer space

A preview of the HBO documentary “Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America.”


Doc Talk

Doc Talk: On the field, behind the camera, at the wheel, in the lab

A look at three new documentaries and an appreciation of the late D.A. Pennebaker.

In this April 5, 1994 file photo, Toni Morrison holds an orchid at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. The Nobel Prize-winning author died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at 88.


A song for Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was a living literary legend. Even in her death, her words give us life.

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Book Review

Is there ‘Sex in the City’ for women in their 50s?

Carrie’s back! Or at least her real-life alter ego, Candace Bushnell, whose loosely autobiographical newspaper columns and book about the dating adventures of single women in their 30s became the basis of the hit HBO show ‘‘Sex and the City.’’

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Hannibal Buress announces surprise comedy set at WBUR’s CitySpace on Tuesday

The comedy vet is making his first stop at CitySpace.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 18: Rob Delaney attends a


Rob Delaney talks Kelly’s Roast Beef, Logan Airport, and Twitter ahead of Boston shows

The Marblehead native is back in town for two shows at the Wilbur Theatre on Aug. 8.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 03: Ben Affleck attends the


Ben Affleck in talks to star in erotic thriller from director of ‘Fatal Attraction’

The Cambridge native would play one half of a couple whose extramarital affairs and sadistic mind games lead to dead bodies.

Clarence Avant, in

Scene Here | Local Films, Festivals, and Faces

Scene Here: Festivals to the south — in Rhode Island and on the Vineyard

A look at local and regional film happenings.

Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Ty Burr

‘The Great Hack’ looks at how history was changed, and Tarantino changes history

The new Netflix documentary looks at Cambridge Analytica, and the director reimagines the Manson murders.

Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, Michiel Huisman, Alex Hassell - Red Sea Diving Resort - (Marcos Cruz/Netflix)


‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ writer-director calls Chris Evans ‘a leader on and off set’

Based on a real, recently declassified mission, the ’80s-set film follows a group of Israeli intelligence agents tasked with smuggling persecuted Ethiopian Jews out of war-torn Sudan.

This image released by Universal Pictures shows, foreground from left, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba and Jason Statham in a scene from

Things to Do

‘Hobbs and Shaw,’ ‘Gertrude and Claudius,’ and all that (Newport) jazz

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.