'Wakanda Forever' extends reign, 'She Said' struggles
After its $180 million launch, Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther" sequel slid 63% in its second frame. "Wakanda Forever," made in the wake of T'Challa star Chadwick Boseman's death, stars Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Tenoch Huerta. Critics called "She Said," which premiered at the New York Film Festival in October, a riveting modern-day newspaper thriller, and audiences gave it an "A" CinemaScore. Box-office expectations were never particularly high for the $30 million film, directed by Maria Schrader, but it was widely applauded for its tackling of the infamous #MeToo scandal. "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," $67.3 million.wftv.com
'She Said,' drama of Weinstein reporting, premieres in NYC
The film stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who helped uncover the many allegations against Weinstein. Weinstein, meanwhile, is currently being tried in Los Angeles for 11 counts of rape and sexual assault. The 70-year-old Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence after being convicted in 2020 for committing a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape. But the array of women on stage — including the stars, the Times reporters, director Maria Schrader and screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz — made a powerful statement. The film takes care to show the reporters as hard-working professionals not so unlike the young, ambitious women Weinstein preyed on.wftv.com
NYT reporters writing young person's edition of 'She Said'
This combination of photos shows the cover image forChasing the Truth: A Young Journalists Guide to Investigative Reporting, left, and a portrait of New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, at the Time 100 Gala in New York on April 24, 2018.. Their book will be published Sept. 14. (Philomel via AP, left, and AP Photo)NEW YORK – An acclaimed book by two New York Times journalists who won Pulitzer Prizes for their investigation of Harvey Weinstein is coming out in an edition for young reporters. “Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide to Investigative Reporting,” by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, will be published Sept. 14 by Philomel, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. In 2019, Kantor and Twohey released “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.”“With ‘Chasing the Truth,’ we’re inviting young people into investigative journalism," Kantor and Twohey said in a statement Wednesday. "We’re excited to show them how this work can uncover hidden truths, hold the powerful to account and help drive social change.”Kantor and Twohey, along with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker, won Pulitzers in 2018 for “impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers.”
'Unbelievable' strikes nerve with timing of Netflix debut
"Unbelievable" follows the case of Marie Adler ("Booksmart" star Kaitlyn Dever), then 18, who filed a report in 2008 claiming she was sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home. "Unbelievable" isn't a perfect analogy in some respects, since the culprit isn't rich or politically connected. But its message -- about the indifference of the authorities, prompting a young woman to recant her initial statements -- comes through loud and clear. "So basically, you were assaulted twice," a therapist, hearing the details of the story, tells Marie during a court-mandated counseling session. At an early screening of "Unbelievable" in July, Grant recalled that the producers were working on the project when the #MeToo movement started to pick up steam.
NYT reporters on Donald Trump's relationship with women
The New York Times published a report Saturday that focuses on how Donald Trump acted toward women in private over the years, featuring more than 50 interviews conducted over the course of six weeks. It describes a pattern of "unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct." New York Times national political reporter Michael Barbaro and reporter Megan Twohey join "CBS This Morning" to discuss their report.cbsnews.com