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Kris Bowers Is the Busiest Composer in the World

Kris Bowers is one of the busiest multihyphenates working in Hollywood. This year, the Emmy-nominated Bridgerton composer returned to Shondaland and Netflix’s hit costume drama to compose its prequel series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story; he also composed the score for two Disney properties, the feature film Haunted Mansion and the Marvel series Secret Invasion. On […]

‘The Color Purple’ Review: Fantasia Barrino Is the Molten Heart of Spirited Musical Remake

Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks and Colman Domingo also star in Blitz Bazawule’s retelling of the beloved Alice Walker novel, adapted from the Tony-winning Broadway show.

“We Wanted to Paint With the Light and Write With the Camera”: The THR Cinematographer Roundtable

“I think it was a voice from the wider audience telling us that people wanted to go to the cinemas again and people wanted to join in with an event,” says Oppenheimer cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema of the summer’s Barbenheimer phenomenon. Rodrigo Prieto, who lensed Greta Gerwig’s Barbie as well as Martin Scorsese’s Killers of […]

Box Office: Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Wonka’ Whips Up Sweet $3.5M in Previews

The Christmas season has officially kicked off at the box office, as Wonka sets out to warm moviegoers’ hearts with a whimsical origin tale about the iconic candyman from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. From Warner Bros. and Harry Potter franchise producer David Heyman, the musical started off its North American run late Thursday with […]

Oprah and ‘The Color Purple’ Stars on the New Musical Remake: “It’s Bright. It’s Vibrant. It’s Us”

Of all the emotions that The Color Purple evokes, joy is typically not among them. After all, the movie based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel centers on a Black woman who suffers unspeakable sexual and physical abuse from the men in her life, sees her children taken away from her at birth, lives during […]

Global Box Office: ‘Wonka’ Wins Weekend With Sweet $43.2M Overseas Opening

Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka provided some much-needed sweetener at the weekend box office, where it placed No. 1 on the global chart in earning $43.2 million from its first 37 overseas markets. That’s a promising start for the Christmas musical, which opens everywhere in North America on Dec. 16 as it continues to roll out across […]

Events of the Week: ‘Poor Things,’ ‘The Color Purple’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Poor Things, The Color Purple and American Fiction. Leave the World Behind premiere Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la, Kevin Bacon, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans and writer-director Sam Esmail walked the carpet at the […]

‘The Color Purple’ Star Corey Hawkins on Advice From Oprah and Reuniting with Juilliard Classmate Danielle Brooks: “I’m So Happy to See Her Shine”

Corey Hawkins and Danielle Brooks may both be currently starring in the musical adaptation of The Color Purple, but the two have a long history, having been classmates at Juilliard over a decade ago. The duo were part of the same 18-person class and have maintained a friendship since, with Hawkins telling The Hollywood Reporter […]

Hollywood Flashback: When Whoopi Struck Gold With ‘The Color Purple’

The Color Purple returns to theaters as a musical Dec. 25, starring Fantasia Barrino in the lead role of Celie and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, both of whom were part of the 1985 film that marked the feature debut of Whoopi Goldberg. Goldberg had mostly been doing theater in New York and […]

Jennifer Lopez Jokes She Doesn’t Have an Oscar or Grammy But Has Five Icon Awards: “Thank You For Seeing Me”

Elle held its annual Women in Hollywood event on Tuesday, this year celebrating America Ferrera, Danielle Brooks, Eva Longoria, Fantasia Barrino Taylor, Greta Lee, Jennifer Lopez, Jodie Foster, Lily Gladstone and Taraji P. Henson for their creative and cultural contributions. Lopez, who was presented her honor by NBCUniversal Studio Group chairman and chief content officer […]

Jamie Foxx Makes First Public Appearance Since Health Scare: “I Saw the Tunnel, I Didn’t See the Light”

Jamie Foxx made a surprise appearance at the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Cinema and Television: Honoring Black, Latino and AAPI Achievements event on Monday night, marking his first public outing since he was hospitalized for a medical complication in April. Foxx, whose honor was not announced in advance, received the Vanguard Award for his […]

‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Tracking for Troubled $40M-$50M Christmas Opening

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will face rough seas when swimming into theaters over Christmas as the superhero genre continues to struggle. Hollywood’s major tracking service shows the DC superhero sequel opening to $40 million over the four-day holiday weekend (Dec. 22-Dec. 25), according to sources with access to data compiled by the National Research […]