Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
‘Licorice Pizza’ lights up the spell in quirky coming-of-age tale
There’s no pizza and no licorice in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, but so are many of the original characters and events in his coming-of-age story set in the suburbs of Los Angeles. from the 1970s, something in the title seemed right. “Licorice Pizza is actually a very famous record store in the San Fernando Valley that was very popular in the 1970s,” said Alana Haim, the musician who made her screen debut as a young, full-bodied young woman. witty but tangy at the heart of the story. The film arrives in US theaters nationwide on December 25.
‘Spider-Man’ box office numbers climb the record books
Final box office figures showed “Spider-Man: No Way Home” drew even larger audiences than expected, totaling $ 260 million for the weekend in US and Canadian theaters, a said distributor Sony Corp. on Monday. This raised the superhero adventure to second on the list of all-time national openings for Hollywood films, just ahead of the nearly $ 258 million in 2018 for “Avengers: Infinity War”.
The director of “Titane” Ducournau carries the flag of genre films and female voices
Director and screenwriter Julia Ducournau said France’s decision to choose her film “Titanium” as an official contender in the Oscar race for best international feature film shows a change in attitude towards genre films in her home country. origin. The film, which won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was chosen from box office hits and other critically acclaimed films to represent France.
Chinese queen of online sales Viya fined $ 210 million for tax evasion
The “Chinese livestreaming queen” has been fined 1.34 billion yuan ($ 210.16 million) for tax evasion, tax authorities said on Monday. Internet celebrity Viya, real name Huang Wei, was fined for hiding personal income and other offenses in 2019 and 2020, according to the tax office in Hangzhou, a city in southern China.
“A Journal for Jordan” brings life lessons from father to son
Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington returns to the director’s chair for the drama “A Journal for Jordan,” a story about love and life lessons based on the memoir of Pulitzer Prize winner Dana Canedy. Starring “Black Panther” actor Michael B. Jordan and “Monsters and Men” actress Sings Adams, the film chronicles how, after Canedy’s fiance, U.S. Army First Sergeant Charles King, was killed during the Iraq War, she turned a diary he left for their son in an essay and later a book.
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