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Britney Spears set to speak in court on her conservatorship

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears has asked to address the court to talk about the conservatorship that has controlled her life and finances for 13 years, her attorney said Tuesday, and a judge scheduled a June date to hear from her. Spears’ court-appointed attorney, Samuel Ingham III, said ...

Is it finally game on for video game adaptations?

NEW YORK — Is there a more woebegone movie genre than the video game adaptation? This is the pantheon of “Max Payne,” “Wing Commander” and “Assassin’s Creed.” In the 27 years since the first video game movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” these adaptations have been so regularly ...

In possible Oscar preview, ‘Nomadland’ wins at Spirit Awards

Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” won best feature at the 36th Independent Spirit Awards in a ceremony that turned the annual beach soiree into a virtual, mostly pre-taped event, and, possibly, an Oscar preview. The Spirits, usually held in a giant tent on the Southern California coast, have ...

On ‘Promising Young Woman,’ consent, and a harrowing ending

“Man. That ending!” That’s likely what you’d hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex — if we were all still going to the multiplex — after “Promising Young Woman.” In an audacious and provocative film (nominated for five Oscars), there’s no part more audacious ...

Greta Van Fleet spread their wings gloriously

Greta Van Fleet are back and they’re doubling down. The young Michigan rockers whose sound and classic look is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin have returned with “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” an album not just rooted in classic 1970s rock but gloriously pounded into it. This sophomore ...

New film follows 2 zombie moviemakers with Down syndrome

Two best friends with Down syndrome who caused a sensation four years ago when they created their own gory zombie movie are back, this time in a documentary championed by a Hollywood luminary. “Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie,” released Tuesday on Apple TV, follows Sam Suchmann and ...