From the unexpected passing of actor Tom Sizemore to box office updates and stars opening up about mental health, this Weekly Beat is a mix of triumphs and heartbreaks. Keep reading for a closer look at the top headlines of the week.
Tom Sizemore, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Actor, Dies at 61
Tom Sizemore, the versatile character actor who appeared in numerous films and television shows over the past three decades, has passed away at the age of 61. Sizemore was best known for his roles in films such as "Saving Private Ryan" and "Natural Born Killers," as well as his work on television shows such as "Twin Peaks" and "Hawaii Five-0." He will be greatly missed by his fans and colleagues alike.
‘Creed III’ Opens With $5.45 Million in Previews:
The latest installment in the "Rocky" franchise, "Creed III," had a solid opening weekend, earning $5.45 million in previews. The film stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, the son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed. "Creed III" is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and also stars Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, and Phylicia Rashad.
The Hong Kong box office witnesses the high drama 'A Guilty Conscience' soar to the same heights as 'Top Gun: Maverick.'
The Hong Kong box office saw an unexpected hit with the film "A Guilty Conscience," a drama about a woman who is torn between her husband and her lover. The film managed to reach the same box office level as "Top Gun: Maverick," which was released around the same time. "A Guilty Conscience" stars Kara Wai and Louis Koo, and is directed by Lau Koon-wai.
Diego Luna Is Grateful ‘Andor’ Will End After Season 2: It’s ‘Really Important for My Mental Health’
Diego Luna, who stars in the Disney+ series "Andor," recently revealed that he is grateful the show will be ending after its second season. Luna cited the stress of constantly filming a television series as the reason for his gratitude, stating that it is "really important for my mental health" to have a definite endpoint in sight. "Andor" is a prequel to the film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
"Ithaka" Documentary Explores Whether Julian Assange's Battle for Freedom is a Shared Struggle
"Ithaka," a new documentary directed by Amrit Singh, explores the life and work of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks who has been the subject of controversy and legal battles for years. The film asks whether Assange's fight for freedom of information and transparency is one that everyone should support, or whether there are limits to the idea of "radical transparency." "Ithaka" is a thought-provoking film that raises important questions about the role of journalism and the right to privacy in the digital age.