Disney pulls Polynesian costume following criticism

Sep 22, 2016

Disney pulls Polynesian costume following criticism

Disney said Wednesday it would no longer sell a boy’s costume for a Polynesian character that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface. The getup depicts Maui — a revered figure in Polynesian oral traditions and viewed by some Pacific Islanders as an ancestor ...

New film shows Beatlemania strain on Fab Four

Sep 9, 2016

New film shows Beatlemania strain on Fab Four

A new documentary about the Beatles shows the toll that Beatlemania took on them as they became “more popular than Jesus” at the height of their fame. “Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years” — the first authorized portrait of the Fab Four in ...

Darth Vader to return in 'Star Wars' spin-off

Jun 23, 2016

Darth Vader to return in 'Star Wars' spin-off

Cinema’s ultimate villain, Darth Vader, is set to make a comeback with a menacing appearance in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” industry magazine Entertainment Weekly said on Wednesday. The first standalone “Star Wars” story, “Rogue One” is set just before “A New Hope” ...