Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

The disgraced entertainer lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

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Dolly Parton surprises audiences at Boston Common tree lighting, ‘Smoky Mountain’ musical

Dolly Parton stunned audiences across Boston Thursday night with her surprise appearances at the city’s tree-lighting ceremony and at the performance of her new musical.

Why that Chris Evans sweater in ‘Knives Out’ has so many people unraveling

The marketing gurus tasked with plugging the Mass.-made “Knives Out” have taken notice.


Adam Sandler lets ‘60 Minutes’ tour his childhood home in N.H.

The interview comes as Sandler seeks to drum up interest in his new critically acclaimed movie, “Uncut Gems,” which will be in theaters later this month.

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AMC Theaters reverses course on masks after backlash

The nation’s largest movie theater chain changed its position on mask-wearing less than a day after the company became a target on social media for saying it would defer to local governments on the issue.

Tobe Hooper, horror master behind ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ dies at 74

Mr. Hooper had wanted to make a work of art — a cinematic masterpiece in the mold of his Italian idols, directors Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni.

‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ is a quietly devastating drama about the lives of young women in America

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” is a road-trip movie, but with the stakes high and the hi-jinks nonexistent.

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‘60 Minutes’ takes a tour through Adam Sandler’s childhood

Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi spoke with the comedian about his family and his newest film, “Uncut Gems.”

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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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Here’s what Peloton had to say about the viral reaction to its ‘Grace in Boston’ ad

A seemingly innocuous commercial featuring “Grace in Boston” led to visceral reactions, with many criticizing it as sexist and demeaning. Peloton shared its side with the Globe on Wednesday morning.

Channing Tatum on Monday in Melbourne, Australia. The actor-producer recently made an appearance at Harvard Business School.


Channing Tatum makes a special appearance at Harvard Business School

Tatum was a guest speaker at HBS three years after he took an executive education course at the school.

The story behind the Easton mansion in ‘Knives Out’

The new movie was filmed in a dozen Mass. locations in 2018, including Ames Mansion, the centerpiece of Borderland State Park.

The Callicoon Theater is a single-screen cinema along the banks of the Delaware River in the Catskills, in rural upstate New York. It has an art-deco facade and 380 seats. Owner Kristina Smith says the Callicoon is more than a place to see “Frozen 2” or “Parasite.” It’s a meeting place, a Main Street fixture, a hearth.

The small-town movie house braces for an unexpected threat

The Justice Department last week moved to terminate a bedrock Hollywood tenet, and one takeaway is agreed upon: It’s bad news for small-town movie houses.

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‘Queen & Slim’ is both a black romance and an American horror story

Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas put the beauty and the bruises of black life on the big screen in a way so loving it cannot be denied.

At left, a Frozen journal between auntie and niece; at right, Jeneé Osterheldt, her 9-year-old niece, and Elsa in matching Frozen gear.

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‘Frozen 2’ shows us what love looks like when you let go just a little

The Disney sequel is a love story for sisters, but in our family, it’s about a snowman built by an auntie and niece.

Ricky Gervais spoke at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in 2016.

Ricky Gervais returning to host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

Gervais memorably hosted the Golden Globes from 2010 to 2012, skewering many of the attendees with irreverent jokes.

Aly Raisman at a Boston Bruins game.


Needham native, Olympian Aly Raisman to appear in latest ‘Charlie’s Angels’ film

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has announced that she will appear in the latest “Charlie’s Angels” film

‘Last Christmas’: It is, and isn’t, a wonderful London

Director Paul Feig talks about the new rom-com, starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding.

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For a 3-year-old fanatic, there’s no letting go of ‘Frozen’

Somehow, my two daughters have multiplied to include Anna, Elsa, and the rest of the “Frozen” cast.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 14: Ben Affleck attends Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes Hands and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)


Ben Affleck admits to ‘slip’ after paparazzi video emerges, but says it won’t ‘derail’ him

On the same day, Affleck discussed his sobriety on Instagram, asking his followers to donate to The Midnight Mission, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit.

Eddie Murphy stars as ’70s comedian Rudy Ray Moore in “Dolemite Is My Name.”

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Eddie Murphy makes a big comeback, with ‘Dolemite’

“Dolemite Is My Name” showcases Murphy in a biopic about actor/comedian Rudy Ray Moore.

Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet.”

Looking for Harriet Tubman

Director Kasi Lemmons and star Cynthia Erivo discuss their biopic, “Harriet.”

Francis Ford Coppola (above): “When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he’s right.”

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Are superhero movies worth watching? Don’t ask Scorsese and Coppola

This much is known: Cinema as it has been practiced for over a century is becoming harder and harder to find in an actual cinema.

Timothée Chalamet portrays Henry V in “The King.”

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‘The King’ revisits Shakespeare’s favorite young monarch

Timothée Chalamet stars as Henry V, with Joel Edgerton as Falstaff.

Imelda Marcos on her 85th birthday in Lauren Greenfield’s documentary “The Kingmaker.”

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‘The Kingmaker’ spotlights how Imelda Marcos refuses to go away

Lauren Greenfield’s meticulous and disturbing documentary has an upcoming screening at the Brattle.

Bruce Springsteen in “Western Stars.”

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Out West, in Boise, under fire, against immigration

A preview of ongoing and upcoming documentaries.

Melvil Poupaud (right) in ‘By the Grace of God’

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In ‘By the Grace of God,’ tossing the first pebble in the avalanche

The French film dramatizes real-life events in Church abuse scandal.

Showcase Cinemas is in the process of revamping more than two-thirds of its 27 US locations to make the moviegoing experience more compelling to consumers.

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Showcase Cinemas experiment backs up claim that the cinema is more exciting than the couch

National Amusements Inc. takes all the usual approaches to promoting its cinemas: billboards, radio, social media. Now, add a new component to that marketing plan: science experiments.

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Food truck owner recounts what it was like working at Jennifer Lawrence’s wedding in R.I.

The owner of Boston’s Baddest Burger food truck said he served wedding guests outside the castle until about 4 a.m.

“The Beach House,” filmed in North Truro, opened the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival on Thursday night.


‘The Beach House’ director, producer discuss influences on their Cape Cod sci-fi horror hit

Jeffrey A. Brown, speaking by phone, ran through five influences on the sci-fi horror-thriller he shot in North Truro earlier this year.

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Milestone mural brings Shepard Fairey back to Providence

The celebrated street artist returns to his artistic birthplace to paint his 100th mural, open an art retrospective, and speak at his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design.

Zoo Howl draws costume-clad visitors to Franklin Park Zoo.

It’s almost Halloween: Treat yourself

Pretty much the entire month of October is Halloween around town. Make the most of it.

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The Weekender: SpongeBob sings, Almodóvar returns, and Holzer takes over

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

Park So-dam and Choi Woo-sik in Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite.”

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Family ties (and lies) in dark comic masterpiece ‘Parasite’

South Korean filmmaking master Bong Joon-ho delivers his funniest, most biting, and bleakest work to date.

A scene from “Memory: The Origins of Alien.”

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Flint graduation, ‘Alien’ investigation, schlock celebration

A preview of three upcoming documentaries

“Pinocchio” is among many classic films that will be available on the streaming service Disney+.


Disney has serious stream dreams

Debuting Nov. 12, Disney+ wants to be the new lion king of streaming.

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In ‘The Lighthouse,’ director Robert Eggers finds humor in the supernatural

It’s his second period piece, after “The Witch” (2015).

A scene from director Mats Grorud’s animated feature “The Tower,” part of the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

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Coming up: the Boston Palestine Film Festival and Boston Asian American Film Festival.

Nobel Prize winner Jim Allison knows his way around a microscope.

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Harmonica player, cancer fighter, Nobel Prize winner

A review of the documentary “Jim Allison: Breakthrough.”

Jennifer Lawrence in Paris in September.


Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly getting married in Rhode Island this weekend

The “Hunger Games” actress and her fiance, art gallery worker Cooke Maroney, are tying the knot at a “swanky venue” in Rhode Island this weekend in front of 150 guests after being engaged for eight months.


Ben Affleck slashes price on island mansion to $7.6 million

The Cambridge native has dropped the price on the four-bedroom, 4½-bathroom Greek Revival plantation in Riceboro, Ga., he’s owned since 2003.

Hassan Fazili, wife Fatima Hossaini, and daughters Nargis and Zahra Fazili in “Midnight Traveler.”

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Unfolding in so many kinds of limbo

In the documentary “Midnight Travler,” an Afghan family chronicles its flight to Europe.

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” one of the year’s buzziest romances, will screen in Boston next month.

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ ‘Two Popes’ among IFFBoston Fall Focus titles

Always a reliable harbinger of next year’s Oscars, the Independent Film Festival Boston’s fall focus will also screen Noah Baumbach’s drama “Marriage Story” and Shia LaBeouf’s buzzy “Honey Boy.”

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Ken Burns inaugurates film prize with grant to creators of Flannery O’Connor documentary

Ken Burns’s nonprofit Better Angels Society is collaborating with Boston philanthropists Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine and the Library of Congress on the award.

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in “The Lighthouse.”

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Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson shine amid the darkness of ‘The Lighthouse’

Robert Eggers, whose previous film was “The Witch,” directed and cowrote.

Angelina Jolie is Maleficent in Disney’s MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL.

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Angelina Jolie is back as Maleficent — and Michelle Pfeiffer better watch out

“Maleficent: Queen of Evil” is a sequel to the 2014 reworking of “Sleeping Beauty.”


John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up for a new movie

Newton native Krasinski will also write, direct, and produce ‘Imaginary Friends.’

Antonio Banderas stars in Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory.”

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In Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory,’ a filmmaker is on the verge of a nervous comeback

Antonio Banderas plays a famous director working his way through a creative impasse.

Felicity Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy (left), walk out of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Sept. 13.

A helicopter jailbreak, a Hollywood madam, and a billionaire: A look inside Felicity Huffman’s prison

Patty Hearst. Michael Milken. Heidi Fleiss. A former prime minister of Ukraine. With the addition of Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman, the list of infamous inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., grows.