When I heard that Hollywood was interested in remaking “The Intouchables,” the popular recent French film about a wealthy, eccentric quadriplegic and his boisterous Senegalese immigrant caregiver, I emitted my usual cri du coeur.
In the early 1970s, a U.S. group known as the Weather Underground detonated small bombs at the Pentagon, the State Department, and the Capitol to protest the Vietnam War. They gave advance warning to avoid casualties.
“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D,” a re-imagining of the Grimms’ fairy tale, opened as the top weekend film in U.S. and Canadian theaters, collecting $19.7 million in receipts for Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures.
Time Warner Inc.’s HBO canceled production of the series “Luck,” citing safety concerns after the death of a third horse working on the show, which was built on characters involved in thoroughbred racing.