Tom Hanks Says He’s Only Made 4 ‘Pretty Good’ Films Over His 40-Year Career

The nightmare-inducing “Polar Express” aside, most movie lovers would agree that Tom Hanks’ presence on screen is more often than not a welcome one. With classic films ranging different genres over the decades (get you an actor who can do both “You’ve Got Mail” and “Saving Private Ryan” in the same year), Hanks is one … Read more

AMC Stock Is Out of Whack With APE Shares. Jim Chanos Is Taking Advantage.

Text size AMC’s market capitalization is higher than it was before the pandemic slammed the theater industry. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Legendary stock bear Jim Chanos has an arbitrage idea for investors as well as the following meme traders AMC Entertainment . One side of the trade—a short position in the movie-theater company that Chanos discussed … Read more

How A New Documentary Captures The Complexity Of Being A Child Of Immigrants

“We inherit our family’s dreams, but also their fears. It takes a lot of courage to make your own path.” That line of narration from the new documentary “Mija” — spoken by one of its subjects, musician and music manager Doris Muñoz — has stuck with me for months since its Sundance Film Festival premiere … Read more

Survey on Japan’s entertainment workers reveals power, sexual harassment

(Getty Images) TOKYO — A survey on actors, models, artists, musicians, film production staff and others in the field of cultural arts in Japan has unearthed shocking examples of harassment considered unique to the industry. “A producer asked me if I was willing to become their mistress in return for making me famous.” “For seven … Read more

What Stocks Are Moving Monday? AMC, Signify Health, Tesla, and Occidental

Text size Traders continue to debate how aggressive the Federal Reserve will be in tightening monetary policy. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images Stock futures were falling Monday as Wall Street continued to debate how aggressive the Federal Reserve will be in tightening monetary policy. The Jackson Hole economic symposium, beginning at the end of … Read more

‘Ghost the Musical’ comes to life at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts | Entertainment

By JESSE SCOTT FOR THE FREE LANCE–STAR It’s a big week for Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. On Sunday at 6:30 pm, the organization will host a special “Celebration 25” gathering. The event will reveal the six shows to take the main stage in 2023 for Riverside’s landmark 25th season (Hint: There will be … Read more

‘The Woman King’ Immortalizes Black Female Warriors On Screen

It’s fitting that the first image I see when Gina Prince-Bythewood signs on for our video call is a photo of herself as a little girl. She’s running a few minutes behind from her last interview, so she doesn’t quite have her camera set up when we first meet, virtually, face to face. I asked … Read more

Robinhood users buy and hold companies ‘they know, understand and believe in for the long-term.’ Here are their favorite stocks.

Tech companies, electric-vehicle makers and some meme stocks are part of the aggregate mix of equities inside the portfolios of Robinhood users, according to a new index from the brokerage app geared at new investors. These are stocks like Amazon AMZN, +2.66%, Microsoft MSFT, +2.30%, Tesla +3.60%, Apple AAPL, +1.88%, Ford Motor Company F, -0.32% … Read more

Dazzling performances saving grace in ‘Honk for Jesus’ | Living It

The brilliance of St. Louis native Sterling K. Brown and his magnificent co-star Regina Hall conjures up enough conviction for audiences to see Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul through to the end. Unfortunately, all the talent and chemistry in the world won’t deliver audiences from what ends up being an insufficiently funny film caught … Read more

Get pumped for $3 movie tickets on National Cinema Day | Entertainment

Movie tickets for $3 — even the new releases? That’s no big-screen dream but rather National Cinema Day, a special promotion taking place Saturday at the majority of US theaters, including those in Bakersfield. This boon to cost-cutting consumers is the handiwork of The Cinema Foundation, a nonprofit arm of the National Association of Theater … Read more