Tag: Movie News

Environmental Film Festival in Nation’s Capital turns lens on Mother Nature

Mother Nature is the greatest cinematic canvas — it just takes the right camera to capture it. Get ready for the 27th annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, which returns March 14 to 24 as America’s longest running environmental film festival since 1993. “When it started, we had about 40 to 50 programs […]

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March Entertainment Guide 2019

Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Gladys Knight and Fleetwood Mac all perform in D.C. this month. (WTOP collage via AP) WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews March entertainment Jason Fraley https://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MARCH-ENT-GUIDE-2019-jfray.mp3 Download audio Winter is mercifully on its way out and spring is just around the corner. Time for your March Entertainment Guide of fun events around the […]

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Architecture meets the arts at Building Museum’s design-focused film festival

WASHINGTON — Over the years, the National Building Museum’s Great Hall has been made into a beach, a beehive and an iceberg. And this weekend, it will go through yet another transformation when it becomes a theater for D.C.’s 2019 Architecture and Design Film Festival. “There’s this great connection between film and architecture,” said Kyle […]

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Chef José Andrés, Serena Williams among latest-announced Oscar presenters

(LOS ANGELES) — D.C. chef José Andrés, Oscar winner Barbra Streisand, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, tennis legend Serena Williams and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis have just been added to the latest batch of celebrity presenters at the 91st Oscars telecast. The new batch also includes former “Saturday Night Live” star Dana Carvey and […]

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‘Our image on the big screen’: DC Black Film Festival founder works to advance women, people of color in media

During Black History Month, WTOP is highlighting black men and women in the area who are doing groundbreaking work to better the community. This is Part III of a four-part series, including a pastor of faith and farming and a NASA aerospace engineer who’s a “Hidden Figure” no more. WASHINGTON — Black History Month is not only a […]

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Hulu series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ films at Lincoln Memorial

WASHINGTON — Scenes from the third season of the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” were filmed Friday at the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall. According to The Washingtonian, over 200 actors were on site for the day-long production. The filming lasted most of the day Friday, and was for one day, only. The third […]

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February Entertainment Guide 2019

Toni Braxton, Michael Buble, Anderson .Paak and Brothers Osborne will perform here in February. (WTOP collage via AP) WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews February entertainment Jason Fraley https://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FEB-ENT-GUIDE-2019-jfray.mp3 Download audio WASHINGTON — February means cuing the groundhog and wooing your valentine! It’s also time for your “Top of the Month” Entertainment Guide of D.C. area events. […]

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Timothée Chalamet Rocks a Sequin Harness at the Golden Globes, Brings His Mom as His Date

Golden Globes 2019: Timothée Chalamet Rocks a Sequin Harness | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Shining’ added to National Film Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs’ return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films “Jurassic Park,” ”Brokeback Mountain” and “My Fair Lady” are among the 25 […]

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Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington. One of the most famous is the 1987 film “No Way Out,” where Kevin Costner escapes pursuers by taking a subway from Georgetown. No subway station has ever existed […]

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Q&A: Local filmmaker Monika Samtani presents inspirational spelling bee doc

WASHINGTON — D-O-C-U-M-E-N-T-A-R-Y. Can I have the definition? It’s a noun for a movie that provides a factual record or report. Can I have it in a sentence please? Monika Samtani just directed a fascinating documentary. Can I have the place of origin please? Bangalore, India by way of the United States. That’s how a spelling bee […]

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Union Market Drive-In presents ‘Lion King,’ ‘Cool Runnings,’ ‘Hocus Pocus’

WASHINGTON — Get ready to sing “Hakuna Matata” under the stars in the nation’s capital. The fifth annual Union Market Drive-In continues Friday night with “The Lion King” (1994). “It’s not just going to a movie, but seeing it under the stars in a really interesting venue,” founder Jon Gann told WTOP. “This Friday, we have ‘The […]

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DC Shorts serves ‘cinematic dim sum’

WASHINGTON — Get ready for another year of the biggest short film fest on the East Coast. The 15th annual D.C. Shorts Film Festival returns to E Street Cinema from Sept. 6-16. “It’s 11 days of films from around the world,” assistant programming director Jasmine Bryant told WTOP. “It’s a very accessible film festival. You’re […]

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September Entertainment Guide 2018

WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews September entertainment Jason Fraley https://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/SEPT-ENT-GUIDE-2018-jfray.mp3 Download audio September Entertainment Guide Sept. 1: Ziggy Marley at Wolf Trap  Sept. 1-16: “Hamilton” at Kennedy Center Sept. 1-23: “Small Mouth Sounds” at Round House Theatre Sept. 1-23: “Passion” at Signature Theatre Sept. 1-Oct. 7: “South Pacific” at Olney Theatre Sept. 2: Labor Day Capitol […]

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Julia Roberts Shows Off Lightened Locks While Calling New TV Show a ‘Great Mental Challenge’

Julia Roberts is showing off her blonde ‘do! While promoting her new TV series Homecoming at the Television Critics Association panel for the series on Saturday, the Oscar-winning actress, 50, wore a light blue ensemble that highlighted her blonde locks. Roberts portrays Heidi Bergham, a caseworker who deals with soldiers returning from war, in the upcoming Amazon […]

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Nick Jonas Closing Tiffany’s for Priyanka Chopra’s Engagement Ring Is Sweet Home Alabama IRL

Talk about a fairytale engagement! Nick Jonas shut down a Tiffany & Co. store to buy an engagement ring for Priyanka Chopra, a source told PEOPLE exclusively, and the romantic gesture immediately gave us flashbacks to everyone’s favorite scene from the 2001 romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama. In the film, political hopeful Andrew Hennings (portrayed by […]

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Jennifer Lopez Receives Sweet Birthday Shout-Out from Alex Rodriguez During Bahamas Vacation

Happy 49th birthday, Jennifer Lopez! The singer celebrated her big day on Tuesday during a family vacation with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez and their children — her 10-year-old twins Max and Emme as well as his daughters Natasha, 13, and Ella, 10 — at Baker’s Bay resort in the Bahamas. Rodriguez, 42, also shared a sweet tribute […]

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Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Fit Physique in Teeny Blue Bikini While Sunbathing in Italy

Jennifer Aniston‘s flaunting her killer abs while lounging poolside in Italy before filming starts for her new Netflix mystery-comedy with Adam Sandler, Murder Mystery. The actress, 49, took in some rays wearing a teeny blue bikini and oversize black sunglasses as she relaxed in scenic Portofino, Italy. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar last year, Aniston told the […]

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5 Shocking Revelations from the New Alexander McQueen Documentary

Tony Palmieri/Penske Media/REX/Shutterstock Eight years since the tragic death of legendary designer Alexander McQueen, a new documentary, McQueen, is providing an intimate look inside the life and mind of the creative genius.  Known for his couture-like creations set against controversial, often morbid fashion shows, the new film (out today in N.Y.C. and L.A.) explores the British designer’s […]

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