Is it fair to characterize Premier John Horgan as “anti-science”?

I’ll start this column by offering some positive comments about Premier John Horgan. First off, he seems more concerned about the cost of living for average folks than any BC first minister in a generation. His government has limited rent increases in the face of lots of howling from landlords. I know — the critics … Read more

‘Bad Guys’ bests ‘The Northman,’ Cage at the box office | entertainment

NEW YORK — On an unusually crowded weekend at movie theaters that featured a pricey Viking epic and Nicolas Cage playing himself, DreamWorks Animation’s “The Bad Guys” bested the field, signaling a continued resurgence for family moviegoing after a downturn during the pandemic. “The Bad Guys,” released by Universal Pictures, debuted with $24 million in … Read more

TCM Film Festival returns to Hollywood with Spielberg, more | entertainment

Classic film lovers know the importance of a grand entrance and the folks at Turner Classic Movies are pulling out all the stops for the return of the TCM Classic Film Festival this week in Hollywood. After two years of virtual editions because of the pandemic, the festival kicks off Thursday with the help of … Read more

‘Fantastic Beasts’ draws lowest domestic box office debut of the franchise | entertainment

Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” failed to repeat the magic of its predecessors at the domestic box office this weekend. According to estimates from measurement firm Comscore, the third installment in the Wizarding World franchise opened to $43 million — the highest total of the weekend, albeit the lowest North American debut … Read more

Entertainment Industry Veteran Michael Viane Joins Comscore Movies as Head of Global Revenue | news

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 13, 2022– Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, today announced the appointment of Michael Viane as Head of Global Revenue for Comscore Movies. Viane will lead Comscore Movie’s sales efforts effective April 18th and report to EVP and Global Managing Director Arturo Guillén. In … Read more

New this week: ‘The Garcias,’ Jewel music and Barack Obama | entertainment

By The Associated Press Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — Astonishingly, “Drive My Car” wasn’t Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s only movie last year. His acclaimed Haruki Murakami adaptation certainly got the most attention culminating in the International Feature Oscar win … Read more

New this week: ‘The Garcias,’ Jewel music and Barack Obama | entertainment

By The Associated Press Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — Astonishingly, “Drive My Car” wasn’t Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s only movie last year. His acclaimed Haruki Murakami adaptation certainly got the most attention culminating in the International Feature Oscar win … Read more

Johnny Depp suit against Amber Heard starts with jury picks | entertainment

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in a long-anticipated dragonfly lawsuit Johnny Depp filed against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, whom he accuses of falsely portraying him as a domestic abuser. Depp sued Heard about an op-ed piece she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018 in which Heard refers to herself as … Read more

Grammys live| Silk Sonic wins Grammy for song of the year | entertainment

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 64th annual Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday in Las Vegas (all times local): 5:33 pm Silk Sonic is having a funky Grammys. The Grammy Award for song of the year goes to the duo’s “Leave The Door Open.” The songwriting award goes to the duo’s two members, … Read more

Grammys live| Silk Sonic’s Vegas-inspired set opens Grammys | entertainment

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 64th annual Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday in Las Vegas (all times local): 5:15 pm Host Trevor Noah has opened a Grammy Awards show that he says will be part party, part concert, with some trophies handed out in between. The comedian and “Daily Show” host delivered … Read more