Howard Stern can talk. This new book shows he’s also a good listener

Howard Stern’s hefty all-star tutorial on the art of the interview draws on his work over the past two decades.

US actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the Marrakech International Film festival, on November 30, 2018 in the city of Marrakesh (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images


Robert Pattinson reported to be in talks to star in ‘The Batman’

Pattinson’s potential involvement comes after months of speculation as to who would replace Ben Affleck in the “Batman” franchise.

Joe Keery, Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Shawn Levy, Taika Waititi, Utkarsh Ambudkar


Ryan Reynolds strikes a pose with ‘Free Guy’ cast as filming ramps up in Boston

On Tuesday, 20th Century Fox released a first glimpse of the cast and creators of “Free Guy,” the Ryan Reynolds-fronted movie slated for release in the summer of 2020.

David Benioff (L) and D.B. Weiss accept the award for Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series for HBO's


‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss behind next ‘Star Wars’ film

A piece of the “Star Wars” puzzle has just fallen into place.

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Filming begins downtown on Ryan Reynolds movie ‘Free Guy’

Scenes were shot in the Liberty Square area on Sunday.

At last, Matthew McConaughey receives his high school diploma

McConaughey never went back to the school after graduation to pick up the certificate.


Ryan Reynolds movie ‘Free Guy’ sets up to film in Boston

Part of the Financial District is getting a mini makeover.

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A quiet picture of love in Mumbai

“Photograph” another tale from Ritesh Batra of timid souls united by a sweet movie gimmick.


In the golden age of film projection, Steve Livernash was a beacon

Livernash, who died Monday at 77 after a battle with cancer, was among the last of the old-school Boston movie projectionists.

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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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The Weekender: Aly & AJ; Binoche & Canet; fire & blood

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

Emma Nelson and Cate Blanchett in “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”

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Summer movie release dates

A look at films coming to theaters from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Scene Here | Local films, festivals, and faces

Spotlighting summer film festivals, from Maine to Block Island

Screens around New England offer summer festivals and special events, indoors and out.

From left: Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and Jessie (Joan Cusack) return in “Toy Story 4,” where they meet up with Forky (Tony Hale).

Summer Arts Preview

Oh, the horror (and drama and comedy) of summer

Summer 2019 is here to tell you that popular culture matters and it’s more digital than ever.

Keanu Reeves in “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.”

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This time, Keanu Reeves’s John Wick means war

But compared to a second installment that expanded the established Keanuscape in ways the “Matrix” sequels only wish they had, “Wick 3” fumbles for compelling, organically incorporated territory to explore.

Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in


‘Endgame’ writers dish on Chris Evans

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have spent a whole lot of time with the actor over the past decade.

Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet in “Non-Fiction.”

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‘Non-Fiction’ is a movie of (really French) ideas

The characters are impeccably dressed and intellectual, the conversations long and cultured, the adultery frequent yet forgiven with a Gallic shrug.

A scene from the documentary “The Biggest Little Farm.”

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‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is so uplifting, you’ll check your cynicism at the gate

Complete with furry critters, circle-of-life lessons, and sun-dappled everything, the documentary offers actual food for the soul.

Emelie Jonsson in the Swedish sci-fi drama “Aniara.”

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Marooned on the way to Mars in ‘Aniara’

The coolly observant Swedish sci-fi drama is provocative, if pokey.

“Trial by Fire” stars Jack O’Connell as Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas in 2004.

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A case of wrongful execution in ‘Trial by Fire’

“Trial by Fire” is a ham-fisted melodrama about Cameron Todd Willingham, wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death row.

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Former manager charged with abuse of Marvel’s Stan Lee

A former business manager of Stan Lee has been charged with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mogul.

FILE - In this April 15, 1955, file photo, American actress and singer Doris Day holds a bouquet of roses at Le Bourget Airport in Paris after flying in from London. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday, May 13, 2019, at her home in Carmel Valley, Calif. She was 97. (AP Photo, File)


The Doris Day who should be more appreciated

The actress-singer, who died Monday at 97, wasn’t just America’s goody two-shoes.

Doris Day posed after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards in 1989.

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dies at age 97

The star’s lilting voice, wholesome blond beauty and ultra-bright smile brought her a string of hits, first on records, later in Hollywood.


Justin Timberlake tells Berklee crowd about his musical roots and memorable collaborations

The “SexyBack” singer is in Boston to receive an honorary doctor of music degree alongside hip-hop legend Missy Elliott and “Hamilton” orchestrator Alex Lacamoire.

The Boston Ballet wraps up its season with Rhapsody, a program comprising five works. Here, dancers perform Leonid Yakobson’s Pas de Quatre.

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Five things to do the week of May 13-19

The Boston Ballet stages a world premiere, an author discusses a modern take on Cinderella, singers celebrate heroes, and more.

Sun Li in the film ShadowA scene from the film Shadow.

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The Weekender: Master of the universe, fairy godmothers, and galaxies far, far away

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

“Woman at War,” a film about environmental activism, opens Coolidge Corner’s Spotlight on Women series.

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Spotlighting women, checking out Czech film

The Coolidge Corner is offering a series about women and social issues on film.

The film crew riding through Big Bend National Park in “The River and the Wall.”

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Serving the public, forgiving offenders, touring the border, going to the mat

A look at upcoming documentaries.

Muhammad Ali won the world heavyweight championship three times, in 1964, 1974, and 1978.

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On HBO, Muhammad Ali is still the greatest

A preview of the documentary “What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali”

Rebel Wilson (left) and Anne Hathaway in “The Hustle.”

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Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play it for laughs, and larceny, in ‘The Hustle’

“The Hustle” is a watchable, unnecessary re-do that works hard but lacks the charm to really zing.

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‘It: Chapter 2’ trailer welcomes us back to Derry

The anticipated sequel to 2017’s hit Stephen King adaptation stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy and will arrive this fall.

Orson Welles at the Orson Welles Cinema in 1977.

Remembering the Orson Welles Cinema, 50 years later

For almost two decades, the Cambridge art house was the go-to place for serious filmgoers.

Liron Ben-Shlush and Menashe Noy in “Working Woman.”

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Looking at sexual harassment, ‘Working Woman’ doesn’t flinch

The Israeli drama presents an all-too-topical issue in human terms.

Beneath the unending downpour in Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow.”

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In ‘Shadow,’ Zhang Yimou goes on the attack

The director of ‘House of Flying Daggers’ makes a triumphant return to martial-arts action.

Nicholas Hoult portrays J.R.R. Tolkien in the film “Tolkien.”

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‘Tolkien’ shows a down-to-earth creator of Middle-earth

Nicholas Hoult stars in this biopic about the author of “The Lord of the Rings.”

Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton in “Pokemon Detective Pikachu.”

Movie Review

‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ doesn’t play its cards very well

Ryan Reynolds stars in the live-action feature.


Nantucket Film Fest announces all-female screenwriters tribute lineup

The festival is scheduled for June 19-24 and the screenwriters tribute will take place on June 22.

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer in a January 2019 file photo.


Amy Schumer’s baby shares a name with another comedian

Amy Schumer and her husband, Martha’s Vineyard chef Chris Fischer, have named their son.

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Here’s how you can be an extra in Chris Evans’s upcoming show ‘Defending Jacob’

Calling all “interesting faces.”

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Adam Sandler pays emotional tribute to the late Chris Farley on ‘SNL’

In a notably somber moment for the show, Adam Sandler played guitar as he sang about his friend in this weekend’s episode.

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Five things to do the week of May 6-12

American art at the PEM, book talk with Craig Ferguson, improv meets musical theater, and more.

Andrew McCabe will give the keynote speech at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers’ Brunch on the last day of the festival.


Provincetown International Film Festival announces 2019 lineup

John Cameron Mitchell will be honored as Filmmaker on the Edge, and former FBI deputy director Andrew G. McCabe will give the keynote speech at the filmakers’ brunch.

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) and Charlotte Fields (Charlize Theron) in LONG SHOT.

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The Weekender: Women in the running, ladies who slay, and weirdo widows

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


Amy Poehler directs her first feature film with ‘Wine Country’

“Wine Country” starts streaming on Netflix May 10.

A still from “Henri Dauman: Looking Up.”

In Focus

The documentary side of this year’s National Center for Jewish Film’s festival

Subjects include the founders of Blue Note Records and Universal Studios.

Still images from “Nailed it.”

Doc Talk

Romania now and then, polished prose, polished nails

A look at upcoming documentaries

A scene from the film WBCN and The American Revolution.

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A new documentary looks back at WBCN, a different culture, and very different politics

“WBCN and the American Revolution” recalls the legendary local FM station and the times in which it flourished.

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) and Charlotte Fields (Charlize Theron) in LONG SHOT.

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An unlikely, and highly comic, couple: Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, in ‘Long Shot’

She’s US secretary of state, he’s an alt-weekly journalist. Go figure.

Chris Evans arrives at the premiere of


With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ premieres over, Chris Evans is back in town for ‘Defending Jacob’ filming

Production on the new Apple TV series continues in and around Boston, including in the South End next week.

Marcello Fonte stars as the owner of a pet-grooming business in “Dogman.”

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‘Dogman’: a kind of parable set near Naples — and far from heaven

The title of “Dogman” denotes what the movie’s lowly hero does for a living: He washes dogs. It also describes his place in the cramped social hierarchy of his Italian town.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in “Knock Down the House.”  

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In ‘Knock Down the House,’ AOC before she became AOC

The documentary looks at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other 2018 Democratic congressional candidates.