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DreamWorks animation exhibit to make first U.S. stop in eastern Washington

Dreamworks- Domestic box office (inflation-adjusted): $1,963,221,534 – Worldwide box office: $3,545,629,858 – Movies: 8 – Years: 2001–present This DreamWorks Animation series is based on a picture book by William Steig. “Shrek 2” was far and away the franchise’s most successful. The eighth installment is expected in 2022.SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane will be the first-ever U.S. city to present a DreamWorks…

'Superman,’ 'Lethal Weapon’ director Richard Donner dies

The filmmaker who turned Christopher Reeve into “Superman” and Mel Gibson and Danny Glover into cop buddies in “Lethal Weapon” has died. His wife Lauren Shuler Donner told the Hollywood trade Deadline that Donner passed away Monday. He was 91. Donner’s other credits include “The Goonies,” “Scrooged” and the “Lethal Weapon” franchise. Donner was never nominated for an Oscar, but he got a chance to thank the academy when it held a tribute in his honor in 2017. Donner is survived by his wife and production partner, Lauren Shuler Donner. In 1993, they founded The Donners Company, which has produced such hits as “Deadpool,” “The Wolverine” and the “X-Men” franchise. 

New Gorge Amphitheatre documentary to be screened locally

A new documentary about the rich history of the Gorge Ampitheatre will hit theaters nationwide for one night only in July. “Enormous: The Gorge Story” was scheduled to be screened last year, but COVID safety restrictions put plans on hold. In celebration of movie theaters reopening, and live music returning to the Gorge, the…

'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.