'Nomadland' wins best picture at a social distanced Oscars

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao became the first woman of color to win best director and a historically diverse group of winners took home awards.

Disney+ unveils 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' cast

The world of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" is taking shape. Disney+ on Monday revealed the cast for the upcoming "special event series" that is set 10 years after the events in "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith." Joining Ewan McGregor and Hayden…

Lie in bed, watch James Bond and get paid

You've been binge-watching television and movies the whole pandemic. Might as well get paid for it. In yet another job that encourages you to essentially do nothing, the website Nerd Bear wants to pay someone $1,000 to watch all 24…

Netflix may crack down on password sharing

If you're using your sister's boyfriend's dad's Netflix account — listen up. The streaming giant is testing a new feature that could help it crack down on password sharing. Netflix is rolling out alerts asking users to verify they are…

Local movie theaters reopening Friday

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Two movie theaters in the Tri-Cities reopened today, another is set to reopen next Friday, and more are getting ready to reopen very soon. Fairchild Cinemas - Southgate in Kennewick and Fairchild Cinemas - Queensgate in Richland…

Oscar and Emmy-winning actor Cloris Leachman dies at 94

Cloris Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the “The Last Picture Show” and Emmys for her comedic work in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other TV series, has died. She was 94. Millions of viewers knew her as the self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” She also appeared as the mother of Timmy on the “Lassie” series. She played a frontier prostitute in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” a crime spree family member in “Crazy Mama,” and the infamous Frau Blucher in Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.”

HBO Max and Roku finally reach a deal

New York (CNN Business) -- Christmas came early for Roku users. WarnerMedia reached a deal with Roku on Wednesday that brings HBO Max, the company's nascent streaming service, to Roku devices starting on Thursday. The deal is a significant one…

'Wonder Woman 1984' to debut in theaters and on HBO Max

“Wonder Woman 1984” isn’t skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. The last big blockbuster holdout of 2020 is still opening in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day but it will also be made available to HBO Max subscribers free of charge for its first month, Warner Bros. said Wednesday. The film will also debut in international theaters on Dec. 16. It is an unprecedented strategy for a film of its size, but a sign of the extraordinary measures that many Hollywood studios have had to resort to in the COVID 19-era. 

Fairchild Cinemas in Kennewick to open Saturday

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Just a couple days after Gov. Inslee announced Benton County could move into Phase 2, Fairchild Cinemas Southgate announced it will open Sat, Oct. 17. Following state guidelines, they will have 25% capacity, masks will be required…

The 50 best alien movies ever made

Stacker compiled data on all sci-fi movies on Letterboxd and ranked according to their average score. Here are the results.