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BROADWAY IS SHUTTING AS SINGLE MASKS AND VACCINES ARE PROVING TO NOT BE ENOUGH

12 Broadway shows are now cancelled as cast or crew test positive in this wildfire spread.  Even though vaccinations against Covid-19 have been required for audiences, crews, performers and other staff - Covid is running rampant. The safety measure, among others such as mask-wearing, was not enough. Covid-19 is breaking through.  Broadway translates to about 97,000 jobs in…
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COVID SHUTS DOWN HOLLYWOOD DAILY FOR SAFETY

With Covid's Omicron variant surging alongside Delta and cases skyrocketing, Hollywood is shutting down in-person events.  With the Covid tidalwave spreading so fast,  the Palm Springs International Film Society has cancelled plans for its awards gala Jan. 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The gala was sold out with an expected 2,500 guests and more than 1,000…
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LETHAL WEAPON 5 IS HAPPENING WITH MEL GIBSON DIRECTING

Mel Gibson is going behind the camera for the fifth installment of Warner Bros. Lethal Weapon after the July 2021 death of director 91-year old Richard Donner, who’d directed all the films since 1987. Since then the movie has been in limbo. Donner was planning to do the fifth and the movie was in development for years on and off for…
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CRITICS CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS; SUMMER OF SOUL WINS

At the Critics Choice Documentary Awards, Summer of Soul took the top prize, along with all it was nominated for at the awards ceremony in Brooklyn Nov 14, 2021. First time director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s documentary took all six categories  including best documentary. The film includes lost footage of the Harlem Cultural Festival back in 1969. It premiered…
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ETERNALS – BOX OFFICE BOOM IN PANDEMIC MOVIE-GOING ERA

Disney’s ETERNALS from Marvel Studios brought in $71M even though it had some of the worst reviews (which Disney never has.) after opening in 4.090 theaters. Worldwide it made $161.7 million after a $90.7 million dollar weekend. Obviously, Marvel's  core fan base will not stop and even with bad reviews. Disney owns Marvel Studios. This is the fourth-best domestic…
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