Oscar Contenders Like Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck Are Growing

There’s a great story Minnie Driver tells About director Joel Schumacher, who responded dryly after a lead actor complained that Driver’s performance in “The Phantom of the Opera” was too exaggerated. “Oh honey,” replied Schumacher, “no one paid to see under the hill.” I’ve been thinking a lot about this bon mot this movie season …

Oscar Contenders Like Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck Are Growing

There’s a great story Minnie Driver tells About director Joel Schumacher, who responded dryly after a lead actor complained that Driver’s performance in “The Phantom of the Opera” was too exaggerated. “Oh honey,” replied Schumacher, “no one paid to see under the hill.” I’ve been thinking a lot about this bon mot this movie season …

What Ben Simmons Standoff means for the Sixers and the NBA

Over the summer, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons requested a trade, starting a standoff that dragged into the regular season. The organization has repeatedly fined Simmons for missing practice, meetings and pre-season games. ESPN. Simmons did not report to the team until the end of the preseason and was suspended during the regular season opener …

New Jersey Leaves Unilever, Ben & Jerry’s and Israel

Among those calling for the divestment of Mr. DiNapoli is the National Center for Law and Policy, a conservative, nonprofit well-government group in Washington known for uncovering ethical violations largely aimed at liberal goals. The group also sued complaint With the Internal Revenue Service about how the Ben and Jerry Foundation uses its funds. “We’re …

Ben Platt Isn’t The Oldest Adult To Play Teen On Screen

Could a curly hair, a backpack, and an outfit that seem like a mom’s choice for school picture day send a 27-year-old actor back to his senior year of high school? That’s the question moviegoers face when Ben Platt reprises his performance as the titled weirdo in the movie adaptation of the heartbreaking Broadway musical.Dear …

When Matt and Ben Met Nicole: How They Came to Write ‘The Last Duel’

It’s been nearly 25 years since Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote and starred. “Good Will Hunt” and reinforced a type of Hollywood partnership in which one name is rarely spoken without the other. But for their first written meeting since then, “The Last Duel” The guys didn’t want another version of the Matt and …