Brooks Barnes, The New York Times

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The New York Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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‘The Hunt,’ a Satire With Elites Killing ‘Deplorables,’ Is Revived

The satire, which depicts elite Americans killing “deplorables” for sport, was shelved after mass shootings last year. → Read More

Oscar Triumph for ‘Parasite’ Reflects Academy’s Evolving Identity

The film academy vowed to diversify in the wake of #OscarsSoWhite. That has meant a growing number of members from around the world. → Read More

Motion Picture Academy Museum Will Open in December

The museum, nine decades in the making and costing at least $388 million, was originally set to open in 2017. → Read More

Netflix Spent Big on Oscar-Worthy Films. That May Not Be Enough.

The streaming giant has a leading 24 nominations, but forecasters don’t expect it to win many Academy Awards on Sunday. → Read More

Disney Plus Racks Up 28.6 Million Subscribers

It’s an astounding number for a streaming service that is less than three months old. → Read More

Disney Drops Fox From 20th Century Name

The name change means consumers won’t mistakenly connect the Disney-owned studio with Rupert Murdoch’s polarizing Fox News. → Read More

Oscar Nominations 2020: ‘Joker’ Leads With 11 Nods; Three Others Get 10

“The Irishman,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and “1917” each received 10 nominations. Black actors and actresses were largely overlooked. → Read More

‘1917’ Hits No. 1 at the Box Office and Takes Aim at the Oscars

The war epic collected about $37 million over the weekend, a stellar result for a period film with no marquee stars. “Just Mercy” and “Like a Boss” each took in $10 million. → Read More

‘Star Wars’ Box Office on Pace for $400 Million Opening Weekend

The widely mocked “Cats” is unlikely to crack $10 million in its debut. → Read More

On an Old West Set, Trying to Create Hollywood’s Future

Rideback Ranch is an attempt by one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers to find a new way to develop ideas for movies and TV shows. → Read More

Women Made Them. Viewers and Critics Liked Them. No One Nominated Them.

Despite box office success and critical praise, female filmmakers are largely being left out of Hollywood’s awards season. → Read More

Did ‘The Irishman’ Take a Bite Out of the Thanksgiving Box Office?

This year’s holiday weekend saw a 16 percent decline in ticket sales. Blame the weather. Or Netflix. → Read More

Justice Dept. to Abolish Movie Distribution Rules Dating to 1949

The agency says the rules are effectively obsolete because of technological advancements like streaming. → Read More

The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.

Once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. It is happening again. → Read More

‘SpongeBob’ Spinoff Highlights Netflix-Nickelodeon Deal

Nickelodeon will create and produce original animated content based on its library of characters for the streaming service. → Read More

Not Streaming: ‘Song of the South’ and Other Films Stay in the Past

The streaming boom will not include problematic films from decades ago, like Disney’s 1946 musical. → Read More

Disney Plus Streamers Are Met With Error Message on Launch Day

Nearly 500 films and 7,500 TV episodes started to stream on the platform Tuesday. But some users reported technical difficulties. → Read More

Remember Family Films? Disney Plus Is Making ’Em Like They Used To

For its new streaming service, Disney is reviving small movies in the mold of “Old Yeller.” Expect to see another doggone hero, Santa’s daughter and remakes of classics like “Home Alone.” → Read More

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Breaks Down at the Box Office

The sixth chapter in the cyborg series fell short of prerelease sales expectations by 30 percent. Edward Norton’s smaller-scale “Motherless Brooklyn” also bombed. → Read More

AMC Theater Chain Gets Into Streaming With On-Demand Movies

AMC Entertainment dominates the cineplex business. Now it also wants to be a major player in home viewing. → Read More