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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: Why That Confrontation Was So Satisfying

[This story contains spoilers from episode three of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  Star Wars fans knew it was coming, and in Wednesday’s new episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, it finally happened: Obi-Wan and Darth Vader fought once more. The build-up to the battle — a maniacal Vader (Hayden Christensen in the suit and James Earl Jones […]

‘Star Wars’ Icon James Earl Jones Only Made $7,000 to Voice Darth Vader in ‘A New Hope’

James Earl Jones was paid only $7,000 to voice Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope — but the actor says for him at the time, it was a huge score. To celebrate Star Wars Day, The Hollywood Reporter looked back at some interviews Jones gave through the years, in which he talked about […]

John Erman, Emmy-Winning Director and Frequent Ann-Margret Collaborator, Dies at 85

John Erman, the Emmy-winning director who worked on Roots, That Girl, Peyton Place, Star Trek, The Fugitive and M*A*S*H during his 40-plus years in television, died June 25 in New York after a brief illness, a publicist announced. He was 85. A 10-time Emmy nominee, Erman won his statuette for helming the 1983 ABC telefilm […]

‘Coming 2 America’: Film Review

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprise their roles, joined by Wesley Snipes, KiKi Layne, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan and more, in this belated sequel to the 1988 comedy blockbuster.

‘The Lion King’: All the Box Office Records Broken

If anyone wondered whether lukewarm reviews would pose trouble for the opening weekend of 'The Lion King,' the answer is no. Ditto for concern that audiences are fed up with Disney remakes, as the movie scored the best start ever among its fellow stable of films.

Box Office: ‘The Lion King’ Roars Early Into China, Targets Big $50M-$60M Bow

Director Jon Favreau's 'The Lion King' is roaring early into China, where it's expected to do big business for a family title.

‘The Lion King’: Film Review

THR reviews 'The Lion King': Jon Favreau's photorealistic computer-animated remake of the Disney favorite features a voice cast that includes Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

‘Lion King’ Trailer Gives Better Glimpse at Characters in Disney Remake

A new trailer for 'The Lion King' dropped Wednesday and the spot gives a better look at the voice talent in the Disney photo-real computer-animated remake.

Martin Luther King Jr. in Hollywood: 12 Actors Who’ve Played the Activist

Paul Winfield, James Earl Jones, David Oyelowo and Samuel L. Jackson are among the actors who have portrayed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

‘The Lion King’: Everything to Know About Jon Favreau’s Adaptation of the Disney Animated Film

Disney's beloved 1994 film 'The Lion King' is the latest animated property to get a remake, with Jon Favreau set to direct a CGI take on the movie, featuring a star-studded voice cast including Beyonce and Donald Glover.

The Stars of ‘Coming to America’: Where Are They Now?

In honor of 'Coming to America's' 30th anniversary, check out what Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and more of the movie's stars have been up to since the John Landis comedy hit theaters.

Critic’s Notebook: Benedict Cumberbatch and an All-Star Cast Bring Rich Texture to ‘Letters Live’

The 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Strange' star headlined the NYC debut of this British event featuring acting luminaries reciting missives both moving and hilarious.