Brooks Barnes, The New York Times

Brooks Barnes

The New York Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Brooks:

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

‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby.

Every day an entertainment’s who’s who passes through the 4,780-square-foot “creative gateway” — complete with 80-foot video screen — hoping for a piece of the billions Netflix is spending on content. → Read More

Minorities Make Up Nearly a Third of New Oscar Voters

Lady Gaga, Letitia Wright and Claire Foy are among the 842 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. → Read More

Ann Sarnoff, a Hollywood Outsider, Will Lead Warner Bros. Studio

Ms. Sarnoff will succeed Kevin Tsujihara, who was ousted amid a sex scandal, as the leader of the storied studio behind “Casablanca” and “Wonder Woman.” → Read More

J.J. Abrams Said to Be Near $500 Million Deal With WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia will get a first look at projects developed by the media company run by Mr. Abrams and his wife, which made hits like “Star Trek Beyond.” → Read More

Hollywood Producer Seeks to Raise Funds to Battle Anti-Abortion Laws

Peter Chernin sent an email seeking donations from entertainment power players like Jeff Bezos, Shonda Rhimes, Tim Cook, Ari Emanuel and Ted Sarandos. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein Is Said to Reach $44 Million Deal to Settle Lawsuits

About $30 million would be set aside for women who have accused him, employees of his former studio and creditors, according to people briefed on the matter. → Read More

Disney Plus Streaming Service Is Unveiled to Hollywood Fanfare

In a lavish presentation, the company provided long-awaited details about its counter to the tech giants that have moved into entertainment. → Read More

$3,000 to Rent a Movie? Bringing the Theater Home for the 1 Percent

Red Carpet Home Cinema offers Hollywood’s latest movies, but it’s not cheap for customers to rent films still in the theaters. → Read More

‘Shazam!’ Solidifies a Superhero Turnaround at Warner Bros.

As the No. 1 movie at the domestic box office, “Shazam!” collected nearly $54 million. “Pet Sematary” was second, while “Dumbo” dragged its trunk behind. → Read More

A Suit Against Disney Claims Unequal Pay for Women

The complaint, filed on behalf of two employees in the studio division, asks for back pay and for Disney to adjust salaries and benefits for female workers. → Read More

Disney Moves From Behemoth to Colossus With Closing of Fox Deal

The $71.3 billion acquisition of most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire is officially done. The ripple effects may not become clear for years. → Read More