Here is a summary of current entertainment information.
‘Top Gun’ sequel delayed in summer movie setback for theaters
Paramount Pictures has pushed the release of Tom Cruise’s film “Top Gun: Maverick” to November from July, the studio announced on Friday, a move that robs theaters of what was to be one of the biggest releases in the world. successful summer season.
The sequel to the 1986 hit “Top Gun” will now debut in theaters on November 19, the day Paramount planned to release Cruise’s seventh movie “Mission: Impossible”. This film was moved in May 2022, according to Paramount, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc.
Taylor Swift releases re-recording of 2008 hit album “Fearless”
American music star Taylor Swift released a re-recording of her 2008 hit album “Fearless” on Friday, as the Grammy Award-winner seeks to regain control of her debut catalog. “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” includes 26 tracks, including six unreleased tracks from the Vault. It contains all 13 songs from the original album and six more from the platinum version of the album.
Recession drama ‘Nomadland’ wins Best Picture at BAFTA Awards
US recession drama “Nomadland”, about a community of van dwellers, won the UK BAFTA Awards on Sunday, winning best picture and awards for its Chinese-born director Chloe Zhao and lead actress Frances McDormand. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremony took place over practically two nights, the nominees joined by video, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Box office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ roars at $ 13.4 million in second weekend
“Godzilla vs. Kong” stormed the top of the domestic box office, grossing $ 13.4 million in its second weekend release. That brings the monster’s US transport to $ 69.5 million, a staggering figure considering it comes in the midst of a global pandemic. The robust commercial performance of the Legendary and Warner Bros. versions were all the more noteworthy as they occur when COVID restrictions are in place, limiting capacity in theaters, and also when the film is available on HBO Max. The film is down 58% from its gross opening weekend of $ 32.2 million. Warner Bros. is releasing its entire 2021 slate on HBO Max at the same time as they debut in theaters as a coronavirus concession and a way to bolster the streaming service.
Jazz drama ‘Ma Rainey’ wins two awards at BAFTA opening night
“My Rainey’s Black Bottom,” a jazz drama set in the 1920s in Chicago, won two awards at the BAFTA’s opening on Saturday, but the main prize race remains open with a roster of contenders highlighting the diversity. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremony takes place virtually over two nights as the COVID-19 pandemic prevents the usual celebrity show with a live audience.
Five-time Billboard-top rapper, DMX actor, dead at 50
American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died Friday, his label said, after suffering a heart attack during what the media reported to be a drug overdose. He was 50 years old. The artist’s chart-topping songs included “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “X Gon ‘Give It To Ya”. His career had been marked by legal problems and prison terms.
French audiences develop a taste for window theater
French actress Isabelle Cagnat can’t wait to get back on stage once the pandemic has passed, but on Sunday she had to content herself with performing behind the windows of a fashion boutique. In front of the trendy clothing store in central Paris, a small crowd of several dozen people gathered under a cold and gray sky, some passers-by, others who had seen notices on social networks. Organizers pleaded with the public to stay clear to avoid trouble with the police.
(With contributions from agencies.)