Cannes to wrap with presentation of Palme d'Or on Saturday
France Cannes 2022 Armageddon Time Departures Tovah Feldshuh, left, Anne Hathaway, from third left, James Gray, Jeremy Strong, Michael Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, and Ryan Sell depart after the premiere of the film 'Armageddon Time' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole) (Daniel Cole)CANNES, France — (AP) — The 75th Cannes Film Festival wraps Saturday with the presentation of the Palme d'Or and other awards selected by the nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon. The Palme, one of film's most prestigious awards, is famously impossible to handicap — though bookies still try their best. This year, the biggest Hollywood films at Cannes — "Elvis,""Top Gun: Maverick,""Three Thousand Years of Longing" — played outside Cannes' competition lineup of 21 films. ___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP___For more Cannes Film Festival coverage, visit: https://apnews.com/hub/cannes-film-festival.wftv.com
Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party
After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.
New this week: 'Deep Water,' Charli XCX and 'WeCrashed'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a Charli XCX album release, an erotic thriller on Hulu starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, and a series about the rise and fall of the business WeWork, which promoted the concept of shared workspaces.
Penelope Cruz honored by MoMA for her career in cinema
APTOPIX 2021 MoMA Film Benefit Penelope Cruz attends the MoMA Film Benefit presented by CHANEL honoring Penelope Cruz at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, in New York. It was there where she rented all the films of Spanish movie director Pedro Almodóvar, she said. An exciting moment of the night was when Almodóvar sent a video message to Cruz, congratulating her on the recognition. MoMA’s film benefit raises funds to bring great works of film to the museum’s collection. Cruz joins a group of previous MoMA honorees that includes Martin Scorsese, Tom Hanks, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney and others.wftv.com
New this week: 'MLK/FBI,' Why Don’t We and 'Prodigal Son'
The film, which played at the top festivals in the fall, premieres Friday on Amazon Prime. — Another acclaimed film from the virtual festival circuit, Sam Pollard’s “MLK/FBI,” debuts on-demand and in theaters Friday. Pablo Dylan, the son of film director Jesse Dylan who has collaborated with Erykah Badu and A$AP Rocky, is putting out the five-song set called “Solitude” on Friday. — AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISION— Catherine Zeta-Jones is joining Fox’s “Prodigal Son,” about a skilled criminal profiler (Tom Payne) and his serial-killer dad (Martin Sheen). The sophomore season of “Prodigal Son” starts at 9 p.m. EST on a new night, Tuesday.
Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ heads to HBO Max for Halloween
The Robert Zemeckis adaptation of “Roald Dahl’s The Witches” has found a new home on HBO Max this month just in time for Halloween. Warner Bros. said Friday that “The Witches” will debut on the subscription streaming service, owned by parent company WarnerMedia, on Oct. 22. Dahl’s 1983 novel about an orphaned boy who discovers a coven of witches that hate children was previously adapted for the big screen in 1990 by director Nicolas Roeg. It starred Angelica Huston, Mai Zetterling and Rowan Atkinson and was a box office flop, despite its critical acclaim. This new version has actor Jahzir Bruno playing the boy who must try to stop the witches from turning the world's children into mice.
Maggie O'Farrell's Shakespearean 'Hamnet' wins Women's Prize
LONDON Maggie OFarrell won the Womens Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for Hamnet, a novel that explores the lives of William Shakespeares often-maligned wife and lost son. OFarrells novel beat finalists including Hilary Mantels Tudor saga The Mirror and the Light and Bernardine Evaristos Booker Prize winner Girl, Woman, Other to the 30,000-pound ($39,000) award. The Northern Ireland-born O'Farrell said she had long been fascinated by Hamnet Shakespeare, who died aged 11 in 1596 likely from the plague. Shakespeare himself is never mentioned by name in Hamnet, which centers on his children and wife Anne Hathaway, called Agnes in the book. OFarrell said Hathaway has been portrayed as an illiterate strumpet because she was uneducated and eight years older than Shakespeare.
Mr. Ms. Adrien brings 'The Devil Wears Prada: The Dragsical' to Parliament House's Footlight Theatre for two nights
click to enlarge Image courtesy of 20th Century FoxAnne Hathaway and Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears PradaParliament Houses Footlight Theatre hosts a two-night stand of a drag musical adaptation of. Based on the film adaptation of the novel by Lauren Weisberger, the musical follows the trials and tribulations of a young woman hired as a personal assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor a thinly veiled reference tos Anna Wintour. Mr. Ms. Adrien both directs and stars as the devil herself.8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 17-18, The Footlight Theatre, Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $20-$35; parliamenthouse.comorlandoweekly.com
Anne Hathaway on getting into character for "Rio 2"
Anne Hathaway on getting into character for "Rio 2" The actress opens up about her new role, plus Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei hit Broadway in "The Realistic Joneses." Suzanne Marques has those stories and more in today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com