Matt Damon teams up with ‘Spotlight’ director Tom McCarthy for new movie

“Stillwater” is about an Oklahoma oil rig worker attempting to free his daughter from a French prison.

Boston - 07/18/19 - JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph voice characters in the new The Lion King remake. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Isaac Feldberg) Topic: (19nameslionking)


For these ‘Lion King’ cubs, circle of life is just getting started

JD McCrary, who voices young Simba, and Shahadi Wright-Joseph, who voices young Nala, spoke about their work on Disney’s big-budget “Lion King” remake, in theaters Friday.


‘Cats’ trailer unites the Internet in abject terror

Where were you when the “Cats” trailer destroyed the best minds of our generation?

FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, actress Sally Field poses for a portrait in New York. Iconic actress Sally Field and foundational children’s show Sesame Street top this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Other chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire.(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

Sally Field, ‘Sesame Street,’ to receive Kennedy Center award

Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical group Earth, Wind and Fire.

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Matt Damon shot an arrow at Chris Hemsworth while on vacation - and it didn’t go well

The Cambridge native decamped to Spain with his wife, Luciana Barroso.

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A child’s death, a ruined life, in ‘Who Killed Garrett Phillips?’

A preview of the HBO documentary about a murder in Potsdam, N.Y., and prosecutors attempts to make a case against a local black man.

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Doc Talk: More moon, more Morris, more music

A preview of documentaries that can be seen at various venues.

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Scene Here: Woods Hole screenings, a lunar landing

A look at local film events

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// Launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ takes the faithful full circle

The new “Star Wars” is great fun, if not a great film. It consciously embraces the funky, handmade garage aesthetic of the 1977 original.

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Actors Peter Fonda (L) and Dennis Hopper are shown in this undated publicity photograph, in a scene from their 1969 film

At the movies, doing just fine in ’69

Few years have had such a split cinematic personality.

Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Marc Maron, and Jon Bass in “Sword of Trust.”

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In ‘Sword of Trust,’ it’s blade runners on the loose

The comedy stars podcaster Marc Maron.

Awkwafina and Shuzhen Zhou portray a Chinese-American woman and her terminally ill Chinese grandmother in “The Farewell.”

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In ‘The Farewell,’ it’s all in the family

Awkwafina stars in BC grad Lulu Wang’s comedy-drama.

Jesse Eisenberg stars in “The Art of Self-Defense.”

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Jesse Eisenberg chooses fight over flight, in ‘The Art of Self-Defense’

It’s a case of no more Mr. Nice Guy in this very dark comedy.

Cast member Adam Sandler arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of


Adam Sandler returns to the North Shore to film ‘Hubie Halloween’ 

Filming for the Netflix original movie started Monday in Marblehead’s Old Town historic district. Washington Street was decorated with fake autumn leaves and Halloween decorations.

Beyoncé voices Nala (left) and Donald Glover voices adult Simba in “The Lion King.”

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‘Lion King’ remake offers a muffled roar

Disney revisits a wild animated classic twenty-five years later, but the result is surprisingly tame.

Beyonce and Jay-Z arrived at the “The Lion King” European premiere in central London on Sunday.


Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyonce album, out Friday

Beyonce’s new album inspired by “The Lion King” features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter, as well as songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and Pharrell.

Chris Evans arrives at the premiere of


Chris Evans slams President Trump for ‘hateful and racist’ tweets

Thousands of fans showed their support for Chris Evans after the actor spoke out on Twitter about President Trump’s statements about four progressive Democratic lawmakers.

This handout photo released by Mattel on July 11, 2019 shows the David Bowie Doll Barbie. - A limited edition David Bowie Barbie was unveiled on July 11 by toymaker Mattel to honor the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic singer's hit single


Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she’s dressed as Ziggy Stardust.

Paul Bernon (left) at the Massachusetts State House. Bethenny Frankel (right) poses at the Entertainment Weekly and People 2018 Upfronts Celebration in New York. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)


Bethenny Frankel has a witty response about her relationship with Boston’s Paul Bernon 

The “Real Housewives of New York City” star posted a sweet photo to Instagram — and had no time for snide commenters.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2nd L) meets cast and crew, including Beyonce Knowles-Carter (C) Jay-Z (R) as they attend the European Premiere of Disney's


Beyoncé, Meghan Markle, and other stars gather at ‘Lion King’ London premiere

The European premiere of “The Lion King” was a royal affair at London’s Odeon Luxe. 

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Chuck Klosterman talks about his first book of short stories, ‘Raised in Captivity’

Klosterman will chat about the book with author Tom Perrotta on Wednesday at the Cambridge Public Library.

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, actor-writer-director John Krasinski poses at the premiere of the film


John Krasinski tweets a clue about filming ‘A Quiet Place 2’

Bright and early Monday morning, Krasinski tweeted out picture of a movie production clapperboard inscribed with the words “Part II, Roll 01, Scene 1, Take 1.”

Lulu Wang draws on family history in ‘The Farewell’

Lulu Wang’s new feature draws on her own family history.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - 7/12/2019: Apollo 11 exhibit in the lobby of Draper Labs in Cambridge. Draper, in an ealrier incarnation, played a major role in the moon shot. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC

‘One giant leap’: How to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing around Boston

July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the breathtaking historical moment will be marked with a variety of events around Boston.

Executive producer RZA attends the Hulu 2019 upfront presentation afterparty at Scarpetta at The James New York on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


RZA coming to the Coolidge in September

The Wu-Tang Clan founder will furnish a live hip-hop score to a screening of Lau Kar-leung’s “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin” on Sept. 20 and participate in a Q&A afterward.

James Fair Jr. is the subject “Fair Game.”

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Doc Talk: From an injustice in Georgia to a plea for bees

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Nupur Talwar in P.A. Carter’s film “Behind Closed Doors.”

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In Focus: Some truth about true crime

“Behind Closed Doors” is a two-part HBO documentary about a long-unsolved murder in India.

“Dear Evan Hansen” runs through Aug. 4 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

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The Weekender: French films, first-rate fests, and OMG ‘Evan Hansen’! 

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

“My particular little slice of the show business world is very me-specific,” says actor, comedian, and podcaster Marc Maron.

From his podcast to movies, it’s all personal for Marc Maron

At 55, he’s in a place where he is finally enjoying stability after years of struggles.

Dave Bautista as Vic and Kumail Nanjiani as Stu in

Kumail Nanjiani gets behind the wheel in ‘Stuber’

The comedy joins a distinctive film genre: the driver movie.

Lulu Wang, pictured in New York while promoting her film “The Farewell.”


‘The Farewell’ director Lulu Wang sets sci-fi movie next

Ahead of “The Farewell” hitting theaters, the Boston College grad has officially lined up sci-fi movie “Children of the New World.”

Dave Bautista (left) and Kumail Nanjiani star in “Stuber.”

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Getting taken for a ride in ‘Stuber’

Kumail Nanjiani is the best thing in this by-the-numbers action comedy.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MAY 25: Matt Damon and Christian Bale attend a press conference as they will serve as co-honorary starters for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


Matt Damon remembers his father in new PSA for Stand Up To Cancer

The Cambridge native and Red Sox superfan led the charge in a star-studded PSA by Stand Up To Cancer, which premiered during the All-Star Game on Tuesday.

Geena Davis speaks at the AT&T's SHAPE: 'The Scully Effect is Real' panel with Geena Davis and Mayim Bialik on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Mark VonHolden/Invision/AP)


Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, and Anita Hill talk gender inequality in new documentary

Some of Hollywood’s leading voices come together in a new feature-length documentary to speak out about the industry’s long-standing issues with gender inequality.

Actor John Cena speaks on stage during the CinemaCon Paramount Pictures Exclusive Presentation at the Colosseum Caesars Palace on April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images


‘Fast & Furious 9’ filming is underway in London with John Cena in mysterious role

The WWE star and West Newbury native has a role in the ninth chapter of the action franchise, but no one is saying what it is.

Actors Richard Dreyfuss (L) and Robert Shaw lean off the back of their boat, holding ropes as they watch the giant Great White shark emerge from the water in a still from the film, 'Jaws,' directed by Steven Spielberg. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images) Library Tag Magazine 07252010

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The film terrorized millions of moviegoers on the way to becoming the first summer blockbuster in history.

Katherine Schwarzenegger, left, and Chris Pratt arrive at the premiere of


Chris Pratt visited the Kennedy compound for family’s Fourth of July celebration

The ‘Jurassic World’ star spent time his new bride, Katherine Schwarzenegger, and with a whole bunch of in-laws in Hyannis Port.


Couple buys Rhode Island home that inspired horror film ‘The Conjuring’ 

Paranormal investigator Cory Heinzen and his wife, Jennifer, of Mexico, Maine, are the new owners of the infamous farmhouse in Harrisville, R.I.

US comedian and actor Mario Cantone arrives for the 30th Anniversary Screening of


In Broadway reading of ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ Mario Cantone does his best Nigel 

The reading for the in-development musical featured Tony award nominee Emily Skinner, of Broadway’s “The Cher Show,” as the devil herself, Miranda Priestly. 

This June 26, 2019 photo released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Angourie Rice, Zach Barack and Remy Hii at the world premiere of


Marvel’s first openly trans actor Zach Barack calls for more portrayals

The first openly transgender actor in the Marvel Universe says there needs to be more representation of his experience.

Ronnie Wood (L), Mick Jagger (C) and Charlie Watts (R) of the Rolling Stones perform as they resume their

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The Weekender: Rolling Stones, creepy Swedes, and gleaming silver

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough in “Under the Silver Lake.”

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‘Under the Silver Lake’ is a noir where the sun shines

It’s director David Robert Mitchell’s follow-up to “It Follows.”

A photo of Marianne Ihlen and Leonard Cohen in the film “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love.”

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Doc Talk: Endless love, film school confidential, kind of a drag

A preview of three documentaries upcoming or now available.

FILE - This Nov. 13, 2017 file photo shows singer-actress Halle Bailey at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Bailey, half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle, will next be going under the sea, starring as Ariel in the upcoming adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” The live-action version will include original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)


Halle Bailey tapped to play Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid’

Halle Bailey, half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle, will next be going under the sea, starring as Ariel in the upcoming adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.”

Ed White, the first American to walk in space, during the Gemini 4 mission.

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In Focus: Days of future passed

A preview of the PBS three-part documentary series “Chasing the Moon.”

The crew of the Maiden.

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‘Maiden’ excitingly documents a pathbreaking round-the-world race

It looks at the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World yachting competition.

Nguyen Phuong Tra My in “The Third Wife.”

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A beguiling and hermetic world in ‘The Third Wife’

Ash Mayfair’s directorial debut is set in 19th-century Vietnam.

Jean Dujardin stars in “I Feel Good.”

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Scene Here: Vive the MFA’s Boston French Film Festival!

It’s the 23rd go-round for the museum’s popular annual July offering.

Cambridge, MA., 06/25/2019, Actor Joe Keery, right ,and producer Shawn Levy for an interview/profile ahead of the Netflix show


‘Stranger Things’ star Joe Keery on a very creepy Season 3 and filming ‘Free Guy’ in Boston

Since late May, the Newburyport native has been filming a big-budget movie in Boston, the upcoming “Free Guy,” which is directed by “Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy.