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No swiping needed – film ‘Fingernails’ puts love to the test
Greek filmmaker Christos Nikou’s English-language debut imagines a world where dating apps are out and couples search for true love through fingernail samples and science. “Fingernails” stars Jessie Buckley and Jeremy Allen White as Anna and Ryan, who have established their compatibility in the lab, and then reflect on their relationship three years later.
Striking US actors union says major issues still unresolved with studios
Striking Hollywood actors and studios remain far apart on key issues and will meet on Tuesday, the actors union said late on Monday. “While talks over the past week have been productive, we remain far apart on key issues, the union said in an update to its members.
After 100 years of innovating entertainment, Disney is at a crossroads
As Walt Disney turns 100, investors worry it’s beginning to show its age. The share price dropped to its lowest level in nearly nine years as the company stumbles in the age of streaming. But adapting to the times is not a new challenge for Disney, rather it’s been a point of survival throughout the company’s history.
Meg Ryan returns to romantic comedies as star, writer and director
Meg Ryan, the actor who charmed audiences in “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “You’ve Got Mail,” is returning to the big screen in a romantic comedy she also wrote, directed and produced. Eight years after her last Hollywood film, Ryan stars in “What Happens Later” as Willa, a woman who reunites with a former partner (“X-Files” star David Duchovny) when they are both snowed in at an airport.
Matthew Perry’s ‘Friends’ co-stars pay tribute to fallen cast mate
The five surviving co-stars of the hit 1990s television sitcom “Friends” paid tribute on Monday to their fallen cast mate, Matthew Perry, in a joint message lamenting his death two days earlier as an “unfathomable loss.” In a brief statement published by People magazine, actors Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer spoke out publicly for the first time since news broke that Perry was found lifeless in the jacuzzi of his Los Angeles home on Saturday. He was 54.
(With inputs from agencies.)