'Shawshank Redemption'

cast to reunite in Mansfield

Some cast members of the "The Shawshank Redemption" are planning to reunite in Ohio for the film's 25th anniversary.

Mansfield is hosting tours and events in August to celebrate the anniversary of the movie that was filmed almost entirely in the city, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Actors scheduled to appear for the reunion include Bob Gunton, who played Warden Norton, William Sadler, who played Heywood, and Mark Rolston, who played Bogs.

Sites featured on the tours include the Ohio State Reformatory and the Shawshank Oak Tree Field.

The tree used in some of the film's iconic scenes was toppled by high winds in 2016.

The 1994 film starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman will be screened on Aug. 16 at the historic Renaissance Theatre, where it premiered.

 

'Captain Marvel' rockets

to historic $153M debut

"Captain Marvel," Marvel Studios' first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman.

Brie Larson's Carol Danvers, a character who first debuted in Marvel Comics in 1968, had never before made it into the movies and was previously lesser known than many Marvel heroes. But "Captain Marvel," which came in at the high end of the Walt Disney Co.'s expectations, ranks as one of Marvel's most successful character debuts.

Only "The Avengers" movies, "Black Panther," ''Captain America: Civil War" and "Iron Man 3" have opened better in the Marvel cinematic universe.

Last week's top film, "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World," slid to a distant second place in its third weekend with $14.7 million. In its second weekend, Tyler Perry's "A Madea Family Funeral" dropped 55 percent with $12 million.