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'Happiest Season' spotlights LGBT love in Christmas rom-com


LOS ANGELES "Happiest Season," out on Hulu on Friday and starring Kristen Stewart, breaks the mold as a romantic comedy about a lesbian couple set around the holidays. | Video

'Freaky' Repeats as Winner at Quiet U.S. Box Office With $1.2 Million

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Body-swap horror comedy "Freaky" repeated as the winner of a seriously subdued U.S. box office with $1.2 million at 2,057 locations in North America.

Nov 22 2020

Romantic comedy, veteran actress win big at Chinese-language 'Oscars'

TAIPEI A veteran actress and a romantic comedy stole the limelight at this year's Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-speaking world's version of the Oscars, in Taiwan on Saturday, with China largely absent for a second year following a dispute over politics.

China Nov 21 2020

'Wonder Woman 1984' to hit theaters and streaming on Christmas

LOS ANGELES Superhero movie "Wonder Woman 1984" will debut simultaneously in U.S. theaters and on AT&T Inc's HBO Max streaming service starting on Christmas Day, an unusual release plan prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Nov 19 2020

Director Spike Lee changes direction with musical about Viagra

(This November 17 story corrects to show that Lee previously directed a musical)

Oddly Enough Nov 18 2020

Marvel's 'WandaVision' debut on Disney+ delayed until January

LOS ANGELES Marvel Studios TV series "WandaVision" will debut on the Disney+ streaming service on January 15 rather than December, Walt Disney Co announced on Thursday.

Nov 12 2020

Universal, Cinemark agree on earlier home release for movies

LOS ANGELES Movie theater operator Cinemark Holdings Inc struck a deal that will allow Universal Pictures to offer its movies in U.S. homes as soon as 17 days after they debut in theaters, the companies said on Monday.

Nov 16 2020

'Come Away' lets Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan take flight with multiracial cast

Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan are brother and sister in the new fantasy film "Come Away" that puts a new spin on two of the best-known British children's classic stories. | Video

Nov 12 2020

Trot is hot: It's not just K-pop in South Korea

SEOUL In a film theatre near Seoul, scores of middle-aged South Korean women in matching baby-blue T-shirts, hair bands and face masks inscribed with the word "Hero" are screaming, singing along and taking selfies. | Video

Depp dropped from 'Fantastic Beasts' after losing 'wife beater' case

LOS ANGELES Johnny Depp on Friday was forced out of the "Fantastic Beasts" movie franchise days after losing a libel case in Britain against a tabloid that branded him a "wife beater." | Video

Nov 06 2020

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video