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How the ‘Woman King’ crew found a safe space to be heard

“The Woman King,” a historical epic about a West African unit of warriors in 1823, may feel revolutionary to audiences today — but there...

Why it took Viola Davis seven years to get ‘Woman King’ made

Get Viola Davis and Julius Tennon talking about how they found each other and the conversation instantly turns into one of those couples...

Remember these other films about the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll?

One larger-than-life rock star portrayal evidently deserves another: Three years after Rami Malik won an Academy Award for playing Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,”...

How one scene shaped the story of fierce women in ‘Woman King’

Sometimes it can be just one scene that breaks open a story. One scene that crystallizes in your mind, that you are so excited...
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Forget California: Thailand wants to become the king of weed

BANGKOK —  Many hours from Bangkok, down a winding road dotted with ornate wooden spirit houses, past fields of drooping tapioca plants and across...

Didar Singh Bains, ‘Peach King’ who built Northern California’s Sikh community, dies

In 1980, Didar Singh Bains pitched a plan for what he hoped would be an annual Sikh parade in his hometown of Yuba City,...

‘Woman King’ true story: Debunking ‘revisionist history’ claims

There’s a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill that asserts history is written by the victors.This idea is what has allowed American students to...

‘Woman King’ review: Viola Davis excels in epic true story

With her rousing new action-drama, “The Woman King,” director Gina Prince-Bythewood suggests that, in at least one crucial respect, the West African kingdom of...
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New attraction coming to Disneyland Resort pits Avengers against King Thanos

The newest expansion to the Disneyland Resort — Avengers Campus at California Adventure Park — will add an attraction that will pit the legion...

‘Woman King’ true story: ‘Black Panther’ meets African history

One of the most pronounced effects of Marvel’s “Black Panther” was that it allowed a race of people who’ve long been underserved by...

‘The Deer King’ review: Anime epic unites body and soul

Spiteful curses, warring states and the quaint joys of pastoral life intertwine in the “The Deer King,” a gorgeously realized anime epic set in...

Coupon king wants $150 million for Bel-Air mega-mansion

It’ll take a ton of coupons to buy George Ruan’s mansion in Bel-Air. The billionaire, who co-founded the online coupon company Honey, is shopping...

‘The Princess’ review: Joey King action movie rules

“The Princess” starts bumpily, hitting branches on the cliché tree with medieval-y flutes and mediocre CG castle environs. It gets cringier as we fly...

‘Elvis’ review: Austin Butler is the King in Baz Luhrmann epic

Why hasn’t there been a great Elvis biopic yet? Well, Austin Butler wasn’t around to star as the King of Rock ’n’ Roll....

Meet Josiah Johnson, former UCLA player turned NBA meme king

Slouched deep into one corner of a velvety couch in his spare bedroom, bare feet propped on a matching ottoman, Josiah Johnson is searching...

‘Firestarter’ review: No match for the Stephen King novel

Though Stephen King is renowned as a horror writer, his novels and stories are really about American life, with elements drawn from history, politics,...

‘The Tale of King Crab’ review: The art is in the telling

Peasant legend meets cinematic folklore in “The Tale of King Crab,” the first fictional feature from a pair of young Italian filmmakers — Alessio...

Oscars 2022: Beyoncé will sing ‘Be Alive’ from ‘King Richard’

The Oscars broadcast just got its headliner: Beyoncé is among the talents who will bring the academy’s original-song nominees to life Sunday night....

How ‘King Richard’ film editor saved a crucial scene

With two sports-centric films to her name, the tennis saga “Battle of the Sexes” and boxing drama “The Fighter,” Oscar-nominated editor Pamela Martin was...

How ‘King Richard’s’ Kris Bowers became one of Hollywood’s most in-demand composers

Richard Williams, as portrayed by Will Smith in the movie “King Richard,” often repeats a line to his daughters, future tennis superstars Venus and...

Vivica A. Fox shares heartbreaking visit with Regina King

Vivica A. Fox has poured her broken heart out about the death of good friend Regina King’s son. “I was with Regina last night,”...

How Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis found their ‘King Richard’ fight

“The amount of people — family, friends, foes, celebrities, politicians, athletes — who have been inspired to make it a...

‘Harder They Fall,’ ‘King Richard’ win big at AAFCA Awards

“The Harder They Fall” and “King Richard” topped the African American Film Critics Assn. Awards, the group announced today. The Netflix western “The Harder...

‘King Richard’ true story: What Williams bio gets right, wrong

Richard Williams’ daughters were apprehensive when they got the offer. Yet another script had come in hoping to tell the story of Venus and...

‘King Richard’ review: Will Smith rules in Williams sisters bio

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to...

Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis on love, family & ‘King Richard’

Richard and Oracene Williams, parents of future tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, are having a fight in the kitchen of their spacious Florida...

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