box office – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 09:01:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolchanning.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T131401.023-150x150.png box office – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ 32 32 Andrew Garfield and Rachel Zegler in ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘West Side Story’ https://carolchanning.org/andrew-garfield-and-rachel-zegler-in-spider-man-and-west-side-story/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 08:40:16 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/andrew-garfield-and-rachel-zegler-in-spider-man-and-west-side-story/ Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick…Boom!,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home”) and Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”) sat down for a virtual chat to Variety‘s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios. To learn more, click here. What do Andrew Garfield and Rachel Zegler have in common? For starters, they both love theater, musicals — and each other. […]]]>

Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick…Boom!,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home”) and Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”) sat down for a virtual chat to Variety‘s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios. To learn more, click here.

What do Andrew Garfield and Rachel Zegler have in common? For starters, they both love theater, musicals — and each other. “You’re in my favorite movie of the year,” Garfield told Zegler, 20, during a recent video chat about her first film role as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.”

“You’re in my favorite movie of the year,” Zegler tells Garfield of his role as composer Jonathan Larson in “Tick, Tick…Boom!” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. And she’s also a huge fan of Garfield’s surprise return as Peter Parker in the box office phenomenon “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” a film that brought her to tears. Needless to say, these former theater kids have a lot to say.

ANDREW GARFIELD: What you have done is so beautiful and moving and authentic and authentic and real! Totally reinvigorate this classic thing your way. I’m absolutely, oddly proud of someone I’ve never met.

RACHEL ZEGLER: I can’t even believe those words just came out of your face into my face. What is going on?! It comes from someone who has been watching you for so long. I saw you take the stage in “Angels in America” ​​so brilliantly and beautifully. Then to see you in a musical portraying someone I’ve held so close and dear all my life. I never thought I’d see Jonathan Larson live again. I want to thank you for bringing Jonathan into this day and at the forefront of the conversation. Thank you.

GARFIELD: I love that you are so connected to Jonathan. One of the amazing things about being a part of “Tick, Tick…Boom!” is that it just chases those ripples. Just as you chase Stephen Sondheim’s ripples with “West Side Story.” That’s what’s so deep about Jonathan. He woke up every morning and decided he had to sit down at the piano and create in the face of dismal failure and poverty. Without anyone ever giving him his flowers, giving him the harvest he so deserved.

The fact that he didn’t live to see anything, I find deeply moving. It speaks to those of us who feel called and compelled to create and be artists no matter what. It makes me think of that moment for you, and how you must have felt like you had somehow gone from zero to a hundred. You are supposed to do musical theatre. You’re supposed to play, you’re supposed to sing; it is a vocation for you. I can see that.

ZEGLER: I was 12 or 13 the first time I performed on stage with a cast. It was “Fiddler on the Roof”. I think I said three words the whole show. I loved going on stage and people reacted in real time. There is instant gratification in performance art. The vocation, on the cinema side, came from seeing Steven Spielberg work. I realized how important it was to so many people. Now I want to make movies more than anything. Do you feel particularly called to one or the other?
sGARFIELD: It’s funny. When Lin-Manuel Miranda first showed me the rough cut of “Tick, Tick,” I was that 17-year-old drama student again. Suddenly, I was no longer a 38-year-old man who had been doing this for nearly two decades. I was suddenly having a conversation with myself as a young artist, wondering where I was going to end up and then end up where I am.

How is this moment for you? As for how you get on between regular Rachel, who’s just living her life. It’s an awkward moment because it’s like — congratulations on winning the Golden Globe!

ZEGLER: Congratulations too.

GARFIELD: This is a difficult thing to address now, as it is evident that the HFPA is making adjustments and changes that are long overdue.

ZEGLER: It is this mirror of evolution that we all go through. The evolution of “West Side Story” has been long. In 1957, he took the stage for the first time with an incredible creative team, and yet he lacked that cultural mark. And then the Bob Wise film in 1961 – he missed that cultural mark, apart from Chita Rivera [the play] and Rita Moreno [the movie]. This time around, we’ve evolved to a place where we properly represent the people the story is about. I am thinking of the Globes. It’s a step to get to a place where we represent our audiences and represent the people who are behind the camera and in front.

I’m sure it might be difficult for you because Jonathan never got to receive his flowers. Representing it and getting to be in that conversation in general: Does it bring an element, complexity, or impostor syndrome?

GARFIELD: It only feels positive to me that way. I would much rather talk about him. It’s kind of a beautiful thing where I get his love for him. I can be that canal and that ship and that bridge, to sing him a few more lines of his song that he couldn’t finish. It is the beautiful responsibility that I felt. I know you felt a similar responsibility to the Latin community.

ZEGLER: I attribute much of this conversation to Tony Kushner. He was able to create such a wonderful Latin character that I was able to bring to life, but also speak to her in this very real, sculptural way. Highlight a three-dimensional woman, a Renaissance woman. I’m the first Latina to play it on screen, and it didn’t escape me while I was working on it.

GARFIELD: Do you feel like “Rachel Zegler’s crown is heavy” right now?

ZEGLER: At some point, you just have to shut everything down and think, “If I’m not going to read the bad one, I’m just not going to read the good one either.” And you, aren’t you on social media at all?

GARFIELD: No.

ZEGLER: There are so many moments where I’m like, ‘I’m going to do like Andrew Garfield and get the hell out of here.’

GARFIELD: I remember starting to get a little attention when I was a little older than you. I wasn’t quite ready to fully regulate myself. I needed to learn the limits. At the same time, I just wanted to fall into the moment and enjoy it, take it while it’s there.

ZEGLER: I have to say, as a fan of your Peter Parker – directed by Marc Webb so beautifully – I love those movies and I love the dynamic between Peter and Gwen so much. The theatrical experience of seeing “Spider-Man: [No Way Home]” was one of the greatest I’ve ever had. And I had just had my encore, so I was already having chills. I cried like a baby.

GARFIELD: Oh wow.

ZEGLER: It started when Alfred Molina shows up, along with Willem Dafoe as well. But when you come on screen, we were literally bumping into each other – complete strangers in theatre. It was so exciting.

GARFIELD: There was a brotherhood that was created between Tobey [Maguire]To M [Holland] and myself. And that is healing. We were like, “Oh my God, are you having trouble peeing in the costume? I have trouble peeing in the costume!

ZEGLER: I love it.

GARFIELD: The first scene that was pitched to me, there is a very moving moment, a rescue of which my character is a part. It sounded like the most curious thing to my Peter Parker. Across universes, being able to rescue my younger brother’s love in this other multidimensional universe. It was quite deep. I was like, “Oh, well, that’s some creepy fate, ‘sliding door’ stuff.”

The director, Jon Watts, is incredibly bright, smart and funny, but he also has a very big heart. That’s what I find so moving about Tom’s films – they’re just full of goodness. And what he creates with Zendaya and with Jacob Batalon is pure love.

You’re about to go work with Marc Webb on “Snow White.”

ZEGLER: Never in a million years would I have imagined this would be a possibility for me. Normally you don’t see a Snow White of Latin descent. Even though Snow White is really a big deal in Spanish speaking countries. Blanca Nieves is a huge icon, whether you’re talking about the Disney cartoon or just different iterations and the Grimm fairy tale and all the stories that come with it. But you don’t particularly see people who look like me or have me play roles like that. When this was announced, it was a huge thing that was trending on Twitter for days because everyone was angry.

GARFIELD: Oh, these people. The people we need to educate. The people we need to love become conscious.

ZEGLER: We have to love them in the right direction. Ultimately, I have a job to do that I’m really looking forward to. I’m becoming a Latina princess.

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EXCLUSIVE: From a 30-minute movie idea to a 17-song musical, Jagat Singh talks about his debut movie Krispy Rishtey: Bollywood News https://carolchanning.org/exclusive-from-a-30-minute-movie-idea-to-a-17-song-musical-jagat-singh-talks-about-his-debut-movie-krispy-rishtey-bollywood-news/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:34:10 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/exclusive-from-a-30-minute-movie-idea-to-a-17-song-musical-jagat-singh-talks-about-his-debut-movie-krispy-rishtey-bollywood-news/ Jagat Singh Solanki’s ambitious and inspiring five-year journey to direct his first film as a screenwriter and director is nearing completion. The artist who has walked different paths in life exploring the worlds of cricket, fitness, TV host, theater and now cinema said: “Kuch karna hai toh bada hi karna hai, aisa karna hai jo […]]]>

Jagat Singh Solanki’s ambitious and inspiring five-year journey to direct his first film as a screenwriter and director is nearing completion. The artist who has walked different paths in life exploring the worlds of cricket, fitness, TV host, theater and now cinema said: “Kuch karna hai toh bada hi karna hai, aisa karna hai jo bahut kam log kar paate hai (If I do something it must be something big, something very few people can do). ”

After moving to Mumbai 18-19 years ago, a city where he didn’t know anyone, Jagat Singh is now ready to present his first film. Title Krispy rishtey, the initial idea was to make a 30-minute film. However, as the script progressed, it morphed into a full-fledged musical feature film with 17 songs sung by some of India’s top singers including Shreya Ghoshal, Mohit Chauhan, Papon, KK, Jubin Nautiyal, among others. “I started working on it when I was doing Jai Gangaajal with Prakash Jha. The early years 2016-17 were spent writing, organizing, and finalizing everything like who was going to become a producer, where are we going to shoot, and on what scale can we make the film. As the script progressed I felt like it required to be a musical movie because the script was getting too emotional and needed a lot of gravity and faces to get the message across between. lines and other factors. So for me, being a newbie, it was very difficult to have actors on board and bring the movie to that level, ”Jagat said in an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama.

Jagat spent 2-3 years in the pre-production of the film recording all 17 songs and adding them seamlessly to the narrative. He also started his own production house with a friend and other friends joined us as co-producers. They started filming in 2019 and finished filming right before the nationwide lockdown in 2020 and a few days ago the team got the censored copy of the film and are now looking to show the film to potential buyers.

EXCLUSIVE From a 30-minute movie idea to a 17-song musical, Jagat Singh talks about his debut film Krispy Rishtey

“It was a short film with a budget of Rs. 5-10 lakh rupees and now comes close to Rs. 6 crores. It was extremely hard. I gave my five years to the film. Like my other colleagues, after Under My Burkha Lipstick, I could have taken advantage of this little exposure that I had because of this film. I also received offers for web series and a few movies and shows, but I was already committed to them. So I gave up and had to hold on, ”Jagat said of his journey after his stint in the critically acclaimed film. Under My Burkha Lipstick.

As a beginning filmmaker, Jagat encountered several difficulties in the making of his film. However, he didn’t let anything bring him down, even the naysayers who had no faith in him to make the film. “I don’t want to name anyone but no one believed I could make a movie. Even when I was picking the actors they weren’t really interested, they didn’t believe this thing could be done and there is no Basically, there’s no connection, where the money is going to come from. It’s like making a movie but only 1-2% of the movies are finished; the release is a distant dream. So nobody believed it. . Even hiring the technical staff was a challenge. It was very difficult to have the right people on board. We made every possible mistake that can be made in any project and we had consequences and we learned from them, so it was a very hard and long journey, ”he said.

“I could have made this movie in two years if it had been our second or third movie or if I had had a mentor or guide sitting with us. But it’s okay, we learned it all by doing it ourselves. . For post-production, I didn’t have an assistant and we didn’t have the budget to hire more people. From driving to studios to dating, I did everything myself. People thought that I was an office boy. But later when they saw my involvement in the project, they realized that I was the director. When they saw my face, they were like you were an actor too. I’m very happy that I was able to go through the whole process from scratch and learned so much. Now I think in my second film this will all help me, “Jagat concluded.

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Summary of the latest entertainment news: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” continues to dominate the box office to exceed $ 600 million in North America; Betty White, active actress in her 90s, dies just before her 100th birthday and over https://carolchanning.org/summary-of-the-latest-entertainment-news-spider-man-no-way-home-continues-to-dominate-the-box-office-to-exceed-600-million-in-north-america-betty-white-active-actress-in-her-90s-dies-just-be/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 21:00:28 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/summary-of-the-latest-entertainment-news-spider-man-no-way-home-continues-to-dominate-the-box-office-to-exceed-600-million-in-north-america-betty-white-active-actress-in-her-90s-dies-just-b Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” Continues To Dominate The Box Office To Surpass $ 600 Million In North America Another weekend, another chance for Sony’s superhero adventure “Spider-Man: No Way Home” to loosen its box office dominance. The comic book sequel, starring Tom Holland as Marvel’s favorite […]]]>


Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Continues To Dominate The Box Office To Surpass $ 600 Million In North America

Another weekend, another chance for Sony’s superhero adventure “Spider-Man: No Way Home” to loosen its box office dominance. The comic book sequel, starring Tom Holland as Marvel’s favorite neighborhood web-slinger, topped the national box office charts for the third weekend in a row. “No Way Home” captured $ 52.7 million over the New Year’s holidays, bringing its national total to $ 609 million. It extends an epic streak for Spidey’s latest adventure, which continues to generate the kind of ticket sales one might have expected before the pandemic. No other blockbuster has been able to reach similar box office heights, at least in the United States and Canada. After “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the next highest-grossing COVID-19 tent pole is Disney and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” from Disney and Marvel with $ 224 million nationwide. With no real competition until Paramount’s spooky sequel “Scream,” the fifth installment in the slasher series, opens on January 14, Holland’s watchful teenager will continue to rake the dough.

Betty White, active actress in her 90s, dies just before her 100th birthday

Comedic actress Betty White, who capped an 80-year career as America’s geriatric sweetheart after Emmy-winning roles on television sitcoms “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died on Friday, less than three weeks late. of its 100th anniversary. Agent Jeff Witjas told People magazine, “Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever.” No cause was cited.

(With contributions from agencies.)


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False: Why are audiences staying away from the movie musical? | Musical comedies https://carolchanning.org/false-why-are-audiences-staying-away-from-the-movie-musical-musical-comedies/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 07:16:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/false-why-are-audiences-staying-away-from-the-movie-musical-musical-comedies/ In a very strange year for cinema, the failure of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story is perhaps the most mind-boggling development of all. The remake of the beloved 1961 musical only grossed $ 10 million on its opening weekend, and while the film can certainly improve on its lackluster holiday debut, it does crown a […]]]>


In a very strange year for cinema, the failure of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story is perhaps the most mind-boggling development of all. The remake of the beloved 1961 musical only grossed $ 10 million on its opening weekend, and while the film can certainly improve on its lackluster holiday debut, it does crown a year of disappointments for fans of the musical. In the Heights kicked off the summer with poor ticket sales and accusations of colorism for not having enough Afro-Latino actors in its cast. Dear Evan Hansen created the rare consensus of the year, hated by critics and the public, and suffered prolonged social media mockery for his cast of crow’s-footed Ben Platt as the teenage protagonist. The less said about Diana: The Musical, a filmed version of the Broadway bombshell that made its way to Netflix, the better.

At least people seemed to like Tick, Tick… ​​Boom !, the Lin-Manuel Miranda-directed adaptation of a work by the late Jonathan Larson, although we don’t really know how much – Netflix continues to be cautious about it. viewership figures, and the film has only had a nominal theatrical release. All in all, it has been a catastrophic year for a genre that has been a mainstay of cinema since the advent of talking cinema. Historically, movie musicals have been an opportunity to showcase the best of the theatrical experience: they’re big budget movies, melodramatic storylines that look great on the big screen, and expansive dance numbers, and they just don’t play as well at home, regardless of the size of your flat screen or the price of your audio system.

Studio executives and box office pundits expected audiences to show up for In the Heights, Dear Evan Hansen, and West Side Story, and not just fans of the musical, but the general public as well. After a year without films, the public would be thirsty for a spectacle. It didn’t happen. Viewers showed up for other films. They’ve shown up for superhero movies such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. They’ve shown up for horror movies like A Quiet Place Part II. And they’ve shown up at corporate festivals, Free Guy and Jungle Cruise, which are already on their way to lucrative franchises for Disney. The diagram is incredibly clear: Each of the top 10 grossing films of the year is either part of a long-standing franchise or the start of one.

Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler in West Side Story. Photography: Niko Tavernise / AP

It’s too early to tell if the musical needs a doctor or coroner, but what is clear is that studio executives are grossly overestimating the popularity of this genre. People who love musicals really, really love musicals, and every time one of them hits the box office a series of enthusiastic impersonators tend to follow. When Chicago won the Best Picture Award at the 2001 Oscars, it opened the floodgates for the genre’s revival (after being virtually absent from theaters for two decades). The results have been mixed at best. For every The Greatest Showman or Les Misérables, both of which were huge hits, there were several like Nine, Rock of Ages, The Prom or, in the worst case, Cats. The success rate of the musical is just not that good, and given that they usually require significant budgets to support the show, this is a risky proposition.

The disappointing returns from this year’s musical crop may also point to a Covid-led acceleration of a long-simmering dynamic. For a large number of moviegoers, there are now two kinds of films: those you go to the cinema for and those you just watch at home a few weeks later. It looks like this theater is the place for big budget serialized storytelling with big movie stars. Superhero movies, yes, but also the Fast and Furious franchise and James Bond. Vin Diesel, The Rock and Daniel Craig still have faces that mean more to us on the big screen. For all they had to offer, neither In the Heights nor Dear Evan Hansen and West Side Story featured a major movie star, and there is pride in the assumption that audiences would turn to these actors. filled with actors they had never heard of before. West Side Story had Ansel Elgort on board as Tony, but after he was charged with sexual assault, distributors were forced to downplay his presence in the film’s marketing (Elgort has maintained that he was consensual).

However, there is still time for the genre to return. Tic, Tic… Boom! could be nominated for a few Oscars, which would dramatically raise its profile, while West Side Story is still considered the frontrunner for Best Picture. It will likely stay in theaters at least until the Oscars in March, giving it plenty of time to increase its box office sales. Cyrano has yet to come out this year, with Peter Dinklage in the role of the poet in love and with songs from the National. It is unlikely to be a success, but like the others mentioned, it could wow voters of the awards.

Maybe that’s where the musical landed: as Oscar bait. With the hegemony of franchise filmmaking, any genre of film dealing with serious subjects or made for adults has already been relegated to the final months of the year. King Richard, Being the Ricardos and Belfast were all created with the Oscars in mind, and if they run out of nominations they will likely be seen as failures. Movie musicals were once apart of that. They won Oscars, but they were also very popular with the general public. Unless something drastically changes over the next couple of months, those days may be over and 2021 may be remembered as the year the musical made its last bow.



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Shershaah’s music and songs perfectly celebrate the film’s true essence: Bollywood News https://carolchanning.org/shershaahs-music-and-songs-perfectly-celebrate-the-films-true-essence-bollywood-news/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 15:16:19 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/shershaahs-music-and-songs-perfectly-celebrate-the-films-true-essence-bollywood-news/ Bollywood and music go hand in hand and if we are talking about a Bollywood movie whose music has touched our hearts in the recent past, it must be Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani starrer Shershaah. The film directed by Vishnuvardhan tells us about the life of Kargil’s hero, Captain Vikram Batra, who was posthumously […]]]>


Bollywood and music go hand in hand and if we are talking about a Bollywood movie whose music has touched our hearts in the recent past, it must be Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani starrer Shershaah. The film directed by Vishnuvardhan tells us about the life of Kargil’s hero, Captain Vikram Batra, who was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra Award for Highest Bravery for his exploits on the battlefield.

The moving, soothing and heartwarming songs in the film not only conveyed the characters’ emotions in an impeccable way, but also made audiences feel connected with them. While all the songs are amazing, two tracks’Raataan Lambiyan ‘ and ‘Ranjha ‘ were the most popular with music lovers around the world.

Raataan lambiyan‘composed and written by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Jubin Nautiyal with Ases Kaur is without a doubt the best romantic song we have heard in a long time. Its finesse can be evidenced by the fact that it has been listed on the Billboard Global Excl US charts at the 28th position. On the other hand, melodious’Ranjha ‘ captured the essence of the emotions of the lovers who are together at the moment but soon they will suffer the pain of separation for a long time. The meaningful lyrics by Anvita Dutt and the beautiful music of Jasleen Royal literally touched our hearts. The song that reached No. 73 on the Billboard Global Excl US charts was sung by B Praak, Jasleen Royal and Romy.


While ‘Jai Hindki Sena‘celebrates the spirit of the brave Indian soldiers and the sacrifices they make for the country,’Mann Bharryaa 2.0‘makes us cry profusely as we witness Captain Vikram Batra’s last rites in the film.

Let’s celebrate the music of Shershaah because the film’s world premiere on television will be on December 19, 2021 on Colors Cineplex at 7:30 p.m.

READ ALSO: Shershaah beats Radhe by Salman Khan and Bell Bottom by Akshay Kumar; is the second most searched movie on Google for the year 2021

More Pages: Shershaah Box Office Collection, Shershaah Movie Review

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Columbus Symphony to perform annual “Harry Potter” concert series in spring 2022 https://carolchanning.org/columbus-symphony-to-perform-annual-harry-potter-concert-series-in-spring-2022/ Thu, 09 Dec 2021 02:15:49 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/columbus-symphony-to-perform-annual-harry-potter-concert-series-in-spring-2022/ The “Harry Potter” concert series was announced in 2016, and since then more than 2.7 million fans have experienced the event. The Columbus Association for Performing Arts will present “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert” in Spring 2022. Credit: Courtesy of Randall L. Scheiber The Columbus Symphony will perform the musical […]]]>


The “Harry Potter” concert series was announced in 2016, and since then more than 2.7 million fans have experienced the event. The Columbus Association for Performing Arts will present “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert” in Spring 2022. Credit: Courtesy of Randall L. Scheiber

The Columbus Symphony will perform the musical score for the fifth film “Harry Potter”, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, at the Palace Theater.

The Columbus Association for Performing Arts will present “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert” on April 2, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. and April 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The film will be shown on a 40-foot screen while the Columbus Symphony plays the film’s soundtrack. The “Harry Potter” concert series was announced in 2016, and since then, more than 2.7 million fans have experienced the event, according to the website.

Rich Corsi, the association’s vice president of programming, said it will be the fifth concert in the “Harry Potter” series at the Palace Theater due to its huge success with previous films.

“You just forget that there are 75 people on stage playing because you’re so engrossed in the movies and the music is so beautiful,” Corsi said.

The association has a long history with the Columbus Symphony, together presenting a “Harry Potter” film every 12 to 14 months, Corsi said.

“We made the first movie – a huge success,” Corsi said. “So we tried numbers 2, 3, 4 and now we’re on the fifth movie. We have already added a second show because the first show was almost sold out.

Corsi said that many entrants return each year for subsequent film installments due to the love fans and musicians have for the series.

“’Harry Potter’ already has some really cool music, so hearing a symphony play it live would be great,” said Elliott Brown, a freshman in arts management.

Brown said she came from a large family of “Harry Potter” fans, herself included. She said the concert tickets were the perfect Christmas present for her family members.

“Especially during the holiday season, if you have a ‘Harry Potter’ fan, my God, there is no better gift,” Corsi said. “It’s just amazing; you go there knowing that you will be with a few thousand people who love the same thing as you love.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased on the association‘s website, in person at the CBUSArts box office or by phone.


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Succession Recap: Series Three, Episode Two – Could Kendall Go Lower? | TV & radio https://carolchanning.org/succession-recap-series-three-episode-two-could-kendall-go-lower-tv-radio/ https://carolchanning.org/succession-recap-series-three-episode-two-could-kendall-go-lower-tv-radio/#respond Mon, 25 Oct 2021 21:05:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/succession-recap-series-three-episode-two-could-kendall-go-lower-tv-radio/ Spoiler Alert: This recap is for people watching Season Three of Succession, which airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK. Don’t continue reading unless you’ve watched episode two. After last week’s jaw-dropping opening, it was time for our second installment of corporate King Lear. Half of the inner circle was […]]]>


Spoiler Alert: This recap is for people watching Season Three of Succession, which airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK. Don’t continue reading unless you’ve watched episode two.

After last week’s jaw-dropping opening, it was time for our second installment of corporate King Lear. Half of the inner circle was still stranded in Sarajevo. The rest were playing mental chess in Manhattan. But who had the upper hand?

Here’s your detailed breakdown of Episode Two, titled Mass in Time of War…

“My family is missing. The world is shaking ‘

As we joined Patriarch Waystar in his Bosnian exile, Logan Roy (Brian Cox) felt unusually shaken. His main concern was his daughter Shiv (Sarah Snook), who was off-grid after failing to get the lawyer Logan wanted. He could no longer afford members of his family to turn on him. Surely her favorite child hasn’t joined the bloody revolution of her brother Kendall (Jeremy Strong)?

Logan moved to consolidate the rest of his clan. He told Roman (Kieran Culkin) to keep a close eye on Gerri Kellman (J Smith-Cameron), the newly anointed interim CEO, explaining: “It had to be Gerri, for today, for now.” Always the promise that Romulus’ time will come. It’s not often that I catch myself saying “aww” to Succession, but it was endearing to see Gerri take a photo of her name on the newscast to show her daughters – a reminder that she wasn’t. born like the Roys.

Logan also asked Hugo Baker (Fisher Stevens) to contact his ex-wife Marcia (Hiam Abbass). He even apologized to whipper Connor (Alan Ruck) for humiliating him in the season two finale, assuring him, “You’re number one, kid, you know that.” Number four, more like, but the needy Con looked happy. For the moment.

Cousin Greg was also scared

“Too young to be so much in Congress” … Nicholas Braun as cousin Greg with James Cromwell as his grandfather Ewan. Photograph: Graeme Hunter / HBO

The fallout from Kendall’s parricide bomb was being felt in New York City. Cousin Greg Hirsch (Nicholas Braun) was terrified of having “tied his cock to a runaway train”, whining: “I’m too young to be this much in Congress.” If it must be said, it is so.

Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) kept making gruesome threats: “If you don’t come home, Logan is going to shoot a million poisonous spiders at your cock.” These boys and their penile metaphors.

Kendall tried to calm Greg’s stomach by offering to hire a lawyer. Gerri also sent a company lawyer to his door. In desperation, Greg turned to Grandpa Ewan (James Cromwell), who agreed to put him in touch with a lawyer. The old activist relishes any chance to strike his brother Logan a blow, but sniffed Kendall’s public demonstration: “I found his performance histrionic and ridiculous. Man is a selfish popinjay.

His liberal lawyer was more interested in pursuing an anti-capitalist agenda than in protecting Greg. Another reminder that everyone in Jesse Armstrong’s dynastic drama, no matter how benevolent they seem, is for themselves.

“There he is – the little man who started this great war”

In his “hiding place” in ex-wife Rava’s spacious apartment – how long before she gets him out? – Kendall was behaving maniacally. His legal team has been addressed with such cranky bro-isms as “Wassup!”, “Big things!” and “Mental Giants! ”

Investor and college buddy Stewy Hosseini (Arian Moayed) had sent him a Trojan horse, but he was bewildered by its significance. This quickly gave way to joy when sister “Shivvy” visited without her husband Tom’s knowledge, not to mention her father. Were the two smartest siblings about to team up against Papa Smurf?

Face Papa Smurf?  … Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy.
Face Papa Smurf? … Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy. Photography: HBO

He needed allies and wanted Shiv by his side. She asked him to return to the family fold. High on her messiah complex, Kendall goaded Shiv that she was “afraid to do the right thing.” She retorted that her press conference was “self-glorifying bullshit, fucking peacock.”

Attorney Lisa Arthur (Sanaa Lathan) urgently needed to confer, but Kendall was more concerned with sibling feuds than the looming threat of an FBI subpoena or raid. He had a bigger fish to whip – namely to prank Shiv by writing “fuck you” on a piece of A4, knowing that she would search for the offending documents. Is all of this a game for him?

Ice Maiden Marcia was back – with demands

A civil war was not the time to go their separate ways, so Logan summoned his third wife for peace talks. He was too arrogant to apologize for his affair with Rhea Jarrell (Holly Hunter) but it was as much a business deal as it was a reconciliation. And Marcia played hard.

She would publicly return to Logan’s side if she and her children were generously compensated. As his stone-faced lawyer said: “These are very big numbers but compared to an acrimonious divorce, announced before a contested shareholder meeting…” Logan certainly married his partner.

Time for a full sibling reunion

Whipping Boy… Alan Ruck as Connor with Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong as Shiv and Kendall.
Whipping Boy… Alan Ruck as Connor with Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong as Shiv and Kendall. Photograph: Graeme Hunter / HBO

Roman strutted, ostensibly to spy on Shiv. Connor also came (“I thought I heard a clown car stop”). Spot the episode’s centerpiece, as the siblings retreat to Kendall’s daughter’s bedroom for some privacy. It was brilliantly fitting that their teenage bickering took place in a fairy-lit room, perched on beanbags or slumped on plush-strewn beds.

Kendall’s pitch in a nutshell: “Let’s gang up on daddy and shoot him. Kendall’s pitch in long form: detoxify the brand, skip technology, become a global information hub, become supersonic. It was like a weird TED talk and he had swallowed his own twist, believing it to be a new political dawn.

He concluded: “It is our time. “You mean us? That multiethnic transgender alliance of dreamers in their twenties that we have here? Sneered Roman, who also found time for some hilarious impressions of Kendall and Shiv. In return, she teased him about his sexual dysfunction, hitting his Achilles heel like only siblings can.

They seemed to be considering it – until Kendall said he would oversee the transition as CEO. Roman and Connor bridled. Shiv would only support him if she was Logan’s successor. Everyone took a break to think about their options.

“Two words: support me”

Kendall apologized for sitting down with his siblings, saying he needed to give his children a hug. It’s little to lie about it, even for a Roy. Instead, he hopped in a limo for a secret conflab with Stewie and Sandi Furness (Hope Davis) – the daughter of rival Logan media mogul, Sandy (Larry Pine).

Appearing sickly, presumably still suffering from syphilis (“the STD MySpace” – copyright Tom), Furness Snr joined by phone. Kendall offered them serious influence on the Waystar board of directors in return for avoiding a contested shareholder vote. After knowing the looks between Stewie and Sandi, they agreed on the condition that Logan be kicked out. Was Kendall about to succeed?

Dipped by donuts

Succession Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season 2, Logan Roy begins Season 3 in a perilous position, struggling to secure family, political, and financial alliances.  Tensions mount as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.
The prince of good words… Kieran Culkin in the role of Roman. Photograph: Home Box Office / HBO

Tom helped Shiv see that without a suitable job at the company his position was precarious. Gerri advised Roman not to defect, warning him that he would “get burned”. All it took was a box of donuts, sent by Logan to the children’s tea party, to scare the cowardly Connor. One by one, Kendall’s siblings rushed over to dad.

Suffice to say that Kendall did not take it well. He dismissed Connor as “irrelevant”, Roman as “an idiot”. The most bitter vitriol was reserved for Shiv, the one that really mattered: “Is this cowardice or greed?” It’s because you’re not taking over, is it? He fought for the buttons to be pressed, claiming first that she was selling victims of abuse, then ranting that it was only “her pacifiers” that gave Shiv value.

Like entrepreneur Alan Partridge, he found himself yelling at his personal assistant and walking into Lawyer Lisa’s office, hunched over, broken and alone again.

Wait for your father to come home

“We have to get back to town,” Logan decided. “People need to see a bit of family unity.” Good luck with that. The still cunning Marcia casually mentioned that he could use her knowledge of Kendall’s Chappaquiddick-style car crash to stop his take-over bid, but Logan, who was guilty in the cover-up, objected. : “You drop bombs, you burn yourself too. ”

In a rare display of brotherly loyalty, Roman reassured him that Shiv had not wavered. Logan’s jet landed in New York City for a photoshoot on the airstrip. Long lentil snappers captured the reunion hugs for “Captain Cuddles”. They did not spot any knives hidden behind their backs.

The heir apparent

Outgoing CEO Gerri already looks insecure. Not only is Kendall on the move, but Shiv has been named president. Logan assured his beloved “Pinkie” that it was not a title of vanity. She would add credibility ahead of the shareholders’ meeting and would be “my eyes and ears at the heart of it all during this shit storm – but wearing a full chemical and biological suit by the name of Gerri Kellman.” The Slime Roman puppy is not going to like it.

Line of the week

It must be this good Roman machine word: “Don’t threaten me, Gerri. I don’t have time to jerk off.

Notes and observations

  • It was a delightful detail that when his father calls, a photo of Saddam Hussein appears on Shiv’s phone. Is the statue of Logan also collapsing?

  • Everything remains strained in the toxic Shiv / Tom marriage. It is unusually sticky. Tomelette’s new habit is to respond to her declarations of love by finally thanking her.

  • I appreciated Connor’s distaste for having to take a scheduled flight: “They had movies and a selection of heavily chilled cheeses.” He was also stressed out about his good storage of wine, the poor lamb.

Join us next Monday for more Royster-doistering and good meme-age. In the meantime, please leave your thoughts and theories below.


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Say hi to Ryan Murphy, the $ 300 million king of Hollywood who phoned him https://carolchanning.org/say-hi-to-ryan-murphy-the-300-million-king-of-hollywood-who-phoned-him/ https://carolchanning.org/say-hi-to-ryan-murphy-the-300-million-king-of-hollywood-who-phoned-him/#respond Mon, 18 Oct 2021 03:08:41 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/say-hi-to-ryan-murphy-the-300-million-king-of-hollywood-who-phoned-him/ WWhen Netflix hired super-producer Ryan Murphy in 2018, it was seen as a statement of intent, about as subtle as jumping up and down, slapping your chest, and roaring at your rivals. In football terms, Murphy was a big money signing, galactic TV, proof if needed that the streamer was serious about his plans for […]]]>


WWhen Netflix hired super-producer Ryan Murphy in 2018, it was seen as a statement of intent, about as subtle as jumping up and down, slapping your chest, and roaring at your rivals. In football terms, Murphy was a big money signing, galactic TV, proof if needed that the streamer was serious about his plans for world domination. To hell with the cost.

Everything he touched turned into a blow. For television he had created the plastic surgery drama Pinch / Tuck, the high school song and dance festival Joy and the extravagance of the 1980s ball scene Pose. With the feature film Eat Pray Love, an adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, it sort of converted Julia Roberts who wanted a pizza into $ 200million (£ 145million) at the box office. There was something for everyone in Murphy’s locker: glossy drama for adults, self-help for divorcees, happy schmaltz for the kids, american horror story for whoever watches this.

The award suited the reputation of a man regularly described as one of Hollywood’s most powerful people. Murphy received a five-year, $ 300 million “global deal” where Netflix would take whatever it decided to give them. In terms of production, it was as close to absolute freedom as anyone is likely to get without owning the studio or being Christopher Nolan.

It was also, judging by Murphy’s output since signing, a titanic waste of money. In fact, it’s unfair to Titanic, which cost $ 200 million but grossed 10 times as much and won numerous Oscars. The series Murphy brought to Netflix ranged from mediocre to borderline impossible to watch. They didn’t win any Oscar.

There was first The politician, about over-ambitious political students. Then there was Hollywood (overly ambitious post-war actors), ratchet (nurse too ambitious) and Halston (designer too ambitious). The last part of his American crime story The franchise will star Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky.

These programs all share a preference for style over substance. The costumes, sets, locations and actors are brilliant and brilliantly lit. But under the spice and starry cast – Gwyneth Paltrow in The politician, Jim Parsons in Hollywood, Sharon Stone in ratchet – these are series in search of an idea of ​​animation. The politician said nothing that was not articulated with more bite Election, even if it still bore traces of satirical effervescence, at least in its first series. Hollywood was as flat as an old director’s cap. His central subversive observation was that some people in post-war show business could have been secretly gay. The dialogue was weak, the characters were narcissistic caricatures. It is fast food disguised as fine cuisine: attractive in the short term but ultimately unsatisfactory.

Counterintuitively, Murphy’s failure is grounds for optimism. It’s proof that while money can buy you visual treats and endless marketing budgets and Paltrow’s precious time away from peddling vaginal candles, he can’t buy you quality. When it comes to budget and creative control, you can have too much of the right stuff. This kind of deal would make anyone lazy. Murphy is the king of the call. He’s not resting on his laurels so much as huddled in them, sound asleep, less Hollywood than Holly? Even Federer has a coach, and the most talented writers or producers need someone to say no every now and then. In terms of Nolan, Principle was not a bigger job than Memento. When someone says no, the creator has to make a different decision. Good work remains an elusive chemistry of producer, director, writer, cast, and crew that can’t be forced, even by Netflix.

Not that the experience with Murphy seems to have discouraged them. They’ve engaged everyone from DB Weiss and David Benioff to Shonda Rimes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. At least the latter have a proven track record of producing elite dramas. Other streamers have their own great deals, like Amazon’s with Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It is reminiscent of the divorcing oligarchs who hired dozens of lawyers, just to keep them from working for the opposition. Maybe the idea is that it’s safer to have them pump slag inside the tent than risk them hitting a rival.

As for the man himself, Murphy is unlikely to care that critics sniffed out these programs. Despite his heaps of accolades, he’s never been a critical darling. The opinions of Pinch / Tuck and Joy were far from perfect. He’s a quintessential populist, with a proven eye for what audiences want, even if it’s different from what critics think they want. In addition, before entering television, Murphy was a journalist. It will come as no surprise to him that the one thing journalists can’t stand, even more than a glossy series with flimsy dialogue, is a hack that has made $ 300 million.


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James Bond actor Daniel Craig honored by Hollywood Walk of Fame star | Ents & Arts News https://carolchanning.org/james-bond-actor-daniel-craig-honored-by-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star-ents-arts-news/ https://carolchanning.org/james-bond-actor-daniel-craig-honored-by-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star-ents-arts-news/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 05:56:19 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/james-bond-actor-daniel-craig-honored-by-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star-ents-arts-news/ Daniel Craig has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. A week after the release of his latest James Bond film, Craig became the 2,704th celebrity to bear his name at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Her star was unveiled in a rare evening ceremony and was presented […]]]>


Daniel Craig has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California.

A week after the release of his latest James Bond film, Craig became the 2,704th celebrity to bear his name at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Her star was unveiled in a rare evening ceremony and was presented by Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, as well as No Time To Die co-star Rami Malek.

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No Time To Die won the highest opening weekend for any Bond film in the UK. AP Photo

The 53-year-old star is just yards from Sir Roger Moore, who played 007 between 1973 and 1985.

Craig, who has played James Bond since 2006, said it was “an absolute honor to be traveled all over Hollywood”.

“To Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, without you I would not be here today, thank you for these beautiful words. Thanks to Rami for these beautiful and beautiful words”, he declared .

“I never thought I would hear myself say that, but it’s an absolute honor to be traveled all over Hollywood.”

Craig, whose latest Bond film No Time To Die had a meteoric opening at the box office, added: “If happiness is measured by the society we keep, then the fact that I’m on this sidewalk surrounded by all kinds of people. those captions made me a very, very, very happy man. So thank you very much. “

Daniel Craig was joined at the ceremony by co-star Rami Malek, who played the main villain in No Time To Die.  AP Photo
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Daniel Craig was joined at the ceremony by co-star Rami Malek, who played the main villain in No Time To Die. AP Photo

The film was critically acclaimed and earned the biggest opening weekend win of all UK Bond films – after being repeatedly delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The film will be released in the United States on October 8.

Daniel Craig has played James Bond since 2006, as a spy in four films.  AP Photo
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Daniel Craig has played James Bond since 2006, as a spy in four films. AP Photo

Stars on the Walk of Fame are awarded annually by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, chosen from among several nominees.

Recipients also pay a sponsorship fee of $ 50,000, which covers the costs of creating and installing the star, as well as maintaining the attraction.

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James Bond actor Daniel Craig gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: “It’s an absolute honor to be walked everywhere …” https://carolchanning.org/james-bond-actor-daniel-craig-gets-a-star-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame-its-an-absolute-honor-to-be-walked-everywhere/ https://carolchanning.org/james-bond-actor-daniel-craig-gets-a-star-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame-its-an-absolute-honor-to-be-walked-everywhere/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 03:18:56 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/james-bond-actor-daniel-craig-gets-a-star-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame-its-an-absolute-honor-to-be-walked-everywhere/ Daniel Craig finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, days before his last film as James Bond opens in the United States. No Time to Die marks Craig’s fifth and final outing as a suave British secret agent, ending a role that has spanned 15 years. The actor’s pink and […]]]>


Daniel Craig finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, days before his last film as James Bond opens in the United States.

No Time to Die marks Craig’s fifth and final outing as a suave British secret agent, ending a role that has spanned 15 years.

The actor’s pink and terrazzo star, the numbered 2,704th on the Walk of Fame at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, has been placed next to that of the late Roger Moore, who played Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985.

“It’s an absolute honor to be traveled all over Hollywood,” Craig said. “Being on this sidewalk surrounded by all these legends makes me a very, very, very happy man.”

Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, as well as Rami Malek who plays villainous Safin in No Time to Die, were on hand for the dedication ceremony.

Malek called Craig, 53, “old school and classy,” adding, “I can’t wait to see where (your career) takes you next.”

After three delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, No Time to Die won $ 121 million at the box office during its opening weekend in Britain and in international cinemas.

Daniel Craig’s next act will play Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Broadway next March.


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