Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Coen canon reaches a crescendo - or rather a warped inversion of one - in “Hail, Caesar!” when the brothers assemble a quartet of religious leaders from various faiths before Josh Brolin’s 1950s movie studio “fixer” Eddie Mannix. The scene plays like a theological joke: the Coen version of a priest and a rabbi walk into a movie studio.
Blu-ray releases available this week include “Our Brand is Crisis,” “Rock the Kasbah” and “Suffragette.”
A group of students at the University of Oklahoma have erected posters on campus accusing Adele’s new hit “Hello” of normalizing sexual harassment.
“Floyd Norman: An Animated Life,” from Erik Sharkey (“Drew: The Man Behind the Poster”) and Michael Fiore, premiering at Santa Barbara International Film Festival this weekend, follows the legendary Disney animator, who was forced out of the Mouse House as he aged, only to be brought back into the bowels of the cartoon empire due to his seniority, having studied under the tutelage of Disney’s old guard, but now finding himself as the “old-timer” in an industry that has largely turned away from hand-drawn animation in favor of pixels.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the Hollywood star cast to play Edward Snowden in an forthcoming film about the NSA leaker, said on Thursday that he’s using his acting fee from the Oliver Stone-directed flick to fund a project involving the American Civil Liberties Union and his own production company, hitRECord.
Maurice White, the leader of legendary R&B band Earth, Wind and Fire, reportedly died Thursday morning after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 74.
X-Games legend Dave Mirra has died at age 41, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, TMZ reported Thursday.
Italian actor Raphael Schumacher has been declared brain dead after he was accidentally strangled in a staged hanging scene that went wrong Saturday.
Blu-ray releases available this week include “Bridge of Spies” with Tom Hanks and “Truth” starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.