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The Pandemic Is Changing Hollywood, Maybe Forever

NEW YORK (AP) — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding. A century later, during another pandemic, movies — quotes no longer necessary — are again facing a critical juncture. But it’s not because new films haven’t been coming out. By streaming service, video-on-demand, virtual theater or actual theater, a steady diet of films have been released under COVID-19 every week. The Times has reviewed more than 460 new movies since mid-March.

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Amazon Studios Trailer for ‘Borat’ Sequel, Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Hits Trump and Pence

Amazon Studios has released the first trailer and mock promotions for the upcoming Borat sequel, in which British actor Sacha Baron Cohen reprises his role as the America-obsessed journalist from Kazakhstan. Given Cohen’s past statements about the Trump administration, it should come as no surprise that the sequel puts the president and his supporters at the center of its satirical focus.

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