‘Matrix’ Co-Producer Sues Warner Bros. About HBO Max Streaming Release

“The Matrix Resurrections” co-producer Village Roadshow Entertainment Group filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros., alleging the studio parent’s decision to release the movie simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters was a breach of contract. The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, is the latest indication of growing tensions between … Read more

New York Townhouse Tied to Farid Bedjaoui Sells for $ 56 Million

A renovated Manhattan townhouse has sold for $ 56 million, according to property records. The seller was an LLC tied to Algeria-born businessman Farid Bedjaoui, according to people familiar with the property. The identity of the buyer could not be determined. The seven-story, brick-and-limestone mansion is located just off Fifth Avenue. Photo: Will Ellis / … Read more

Biden Sanctions Plan Targets Russian Banks, Companies and Imports If Ukraine Is Attacked

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is narrowing its targets for a barrage of economic sanctions against Russia if it attacks Ukraine — hitting major Russian banks, state companies and needed imports, though the strategy faces obstacles that have hindered previous pressure campaigns. Administration officials said the planned actions are being finalized and are unparalleled in … Read more