The very best Tim Burton films feature a charismatic weirdo at the center of the story who is either preternaturally innocent (Edward Scissorhands, Pee-Wee Herman), or charged with the protection of innocence (Batman). Enter Miss Alma LeFay Peregrine (Eva Green) into the canon of Burton heroes of this type. She's the headmistress of a Home for ...Read more
This Wednesday's "Modern Family" sure sounds like an episode that will be discussed around the water cooler.
According to newnownext.com, the episode, titled "A Stereotypical Day," will include 8-year-old Jackson Millarker, the first openly transgender child actor on TV.
Variety.com reports that in the episode, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and ...Read more
CHICAGO -- A Chicago man admitted Tuesday to his role in a hacking scandal dubbed "Celebgate" that resulted in dozens of nude photos of celebrities being posted online, including actress Jennifer Lawrence, model Kate Upton and U.S. soccer star Hope Solo.
Edward Majerczyk, 28, a self-described computer nerd, pleaded guilty in federal court to ...Read more
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt moderated his first presidential debate like a boxing referee who lets the fighters go at it in the middle of the ring.
Holt's largely unobtrusive style during the first meeting Monday night of Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton had its detractors on social media. But it played ...Read more
NEW YORK -- The presidential candidates had come to a New York stage to make their plea to voters: Hillary Clinton, building a case for her experience, and Donald Trump, arguing for his outsider vigor.
Each had a disadvantage -- or, depending on your level of political apathy, an advantage: They were puppets.
"We're gonna build a wall. A huge ...Read more
Over its short life, virtual-reality entertainment has often been spun out of traditional Hollywood productions, whether an episodic piece based on "The Martian" or a more participatory experience derived from "Ghostbusters."
But the transom has rarely if ever gone the other way -- an original VR piece has never been turned into a Hollywood ...Read more
It has been a year of big-budget busts at the multiplex as gigantanormous pics such as "Ghostbusters," "Ben-Hur," "X-Men: Apocalypse," and Steven Spielberg's "The BFG" barely broke even -- if that. The epic disaster "Ben-Hur" cost $100 million to make and has returned an embarrassing $26 million.
Let studio execs, Wall Street investors, and ...Read more
Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:
27: Central Intelligence
27: The Shallows
27: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
27: Hunt for the Wilderpeople
27: The Neon Demon
27: Barbarians Rising
27: Edge of Water
27: Grimm: Season Five
27: Monster High: ...Read more
Wilkes: The Awakening: Man Under SiegeJ. A. Harris
As the most villainous group of criminals emerge from the city’s underworld, Captain Collin McDermott and the forces of good find themselves unprepared for the fight ahead of them. With an eye for talent, McDermott recruits assistance from an unlikely savior, a drifter named Dorian, who ...
Anyone who has ever experienced the uniquely soul-stirring amalgam of musical celebration, spiritual rejuvenation, intellectual provocation and physical release-to-the-point-of-exhaustion that is a concert by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will feel right at home in the 508 pages of "Born to Run" (Simon & Schuster, $32.50), his 67-years- ...Read more
"A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings"
In a Beach Slang song, everything is at stake, all the time. "Play it loud, play it fast, play me something that will always last," James Alex sings on the opening "Future Mixtape for the Art Kids." "Play it tough, play it quiet, play me something that might save my life." Beach Slang...Read more
Matt LeBlanc plans to be back in the driver's seat on "Top Gear" when the long-running British car series returns in 2017.
BBC Two announced news of LeBlanc's return Monday morning, saying that the actor had been signed to a two-series deal.
"I am thrilled that Matt LeBlanc is returning to 'Top Gear.' He's a huge talent whose love of cars is ...Read more
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Actress Michelle Hurd was tutored by an uncompromising acting teacher when she was growing up: her father. It wasn't so much what he told her, but what she observed, she says, above the clatter in a noisy restaurant here.
Hurd's father was actor Hugh Hurd and for a while her mother performed too. "Growing up with my ...Read more
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- There's something so essentially American about actor Keith Carradine that he's found himself riding the trails of countless westerns, interpreting Will Rogers, running a rustic coffee shop in "Fargo" and singing folk music in "Nashville."
That's why Carradine seems so easy as the president in CBS' "Madam Secretary," ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Shooting past all competition, MGM and Sony's "The Magnificent Seven" took over the weekend box office, surpassing the new animated "Storks," from Warner Bros.
The remake of John Sturges' classic 1960 western starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke pulled in an estimated $35 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Once more unto the breach, Lester Holt, once more.
For the second time in less than two years, the eyes of the world are upon the former "Dateline" host. Tapped to step in for and then replace Brian Williams last year after the dethroned NBC news anchor was caught choosing self-promotion over the truth, Holt, as moderator of the ...Read more
Jane Pauley Sunday was named to replace the retiring Charles Osgood as anchor of "CBS Sunday Morning."
Pauley' appointment was announced at the end of Osgood's final appearance as host of the program he took over 22 years ago. Pauley will the third anchor in the program's 37 years. Osgood took over for Charles Kuralt, the program's first anchor...Read more
Bill Nunn, a character actor best known for his portrayal of Radio Raheem in director Spike Lee's 1989 film "Do the Right Thing," has died. He was 63.
Nunn's wife, Donna, confirmed his death to the Associated Press and said he had been battling cancer.
Word of his death first arrived via Instagram and Facebook posts from Lee, who also worked ...Read more
Since becoming a full-time correspondent on "60 Minutes," Bill Whitaker has traveled to Cremona, Italy, to report on Stradivarius violins; to France for a story on newly discovered Picassos, and to Myanmar to sit with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Yet after two years of frequent passport-stamping, he's still captivated by the 7th Avenue line ...Read more
TORONTO -- Three weeks before Queen of Katwe co-star Lupita Nyong'o began shooting in the Ugandan slum of the film's title, she visited with the woman she plays, Harriet Mutesi, in the house that her chess-wizard daughter, Phiona, built for her.
"I sat with her on the floor and talked to her and observed her," Nyong'o said earlier this month at...Read more
Director Ava DuVernay is no stranger to being bold.
Not only was her 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," nominated for a best picture Oscar, but she's the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a production budget of over $100 million. And she has used that clout to cast a young actress of color, 13-year-old Storm Reid,...Read more
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