"Damsel" opens against a vast expanse of orange dust and red rock, somewhere in the unsettled American West of the 19th century. The vistas are majestic enough for framing (and cinematographer Adam Stone does the honors nicely), the atmosphere hushed to an almost otherworldly degree. Before long, another beautifully weathered landscape looms ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kate Spade's father died Wednesday night, a family spokesman said Thursday just as his daughter's funeral in Kansas City was about to start.
A statement was sent to The Star at 2:58 p.m., two minutes before the funeral mass for Spade, who took her own life in her New York City Park Avenue apartment on June 5.
The statement ...Read more
After Chloe Dykstra warned Wednesday against "insidious and hard to spot" abusive behavior and acknowledged others caught up in the aftermath of her accusations against former boyfriend Chris Hardwick, Lydia Hearst stepped up in defense of her husband.
Hardwick was the presumed subject of an essay by Dykstra last week that talked about an ...Read more
"We need to find a place where we can be alone/ To spend some special time without an interruption."
That's Paul McCartney in "Come On to Me," one of a pair of songs the Beatles legend released Wednesday ahead of a new solo album due in September.
Set over a swaggering rock beat (and punctuated by sharp brass blasts), "Come On to Me" makes ...Read more
MIAMI -- Convicted car thief Dedrick Williams was arrested as a suspect in the murder of rapper XXXTentacion outside a Pompano Beach, Fla., motorcycle shop, the Broward Sheriff's Office announced Thursday.
Williams has been booked into Broward County Main Jail on charges of first-degree murder, driving without a license and violation of ...Read more
You have questions. I have some answers.
Q: I read that "Designated Survivor" will not be renewed for another season. This is perhaps one of the best programs on TV ever. What can I do to support the return of this outstanding program?
A: ABC has an online section at abc.go.com/feedback where you can send comments about programs. But I ...Read more
Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment are hoping to create another box office monster from the DNA of the "Jurassic Park" franchise.
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," the latest in the long-running dinos-eating-people film series, is expected to open with $130 million to $140 million in ticket sales from the U.S. and Canada this weekend, ...Read more
Early next week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is set to reveal the latest class of invitees to the film industry's most prestigious organization. But at least one name that might have been expected to be on it will be missing: basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
The retired Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar earlier this year ...Read more
CHICAGO -- In the new drama series "Condor" on AT&T's Audience Network -- a show based on the spy novel "Six Days of the Condor" and subsequent 1975 Robert Redford film "Three Days of the Condor" -- Bob Balaban plays a CIA operative with murky intentions.
"My character's name is Reuel Abbott, which is a really odd name, and you don't exactly ...Read more
Josie Bissett is so in love with being part of the "Wedding March" movies for the Hallmark Channel, she's starring in the fourth film in the series. "Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New" debuts 9 p.m./8 p.m. Central Saturday.
There are three big reasons why the Seattle native and "Melrose Place" star loves the franchise. And, there's ...Read more
ADRIFT. 1 star. Dead in the water sea-faring adventure/survival yarn, based on a true story, about a couple (Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin) sailing across the Pacific when a storm disables the boat and causes serious injury. A nice-looking movie, but the love-story chemistry between the two leads is poor. 2 hrs. PG-13 (violence) -- Gary Thompson...Read more
Television advertising is caught in the crossfire of the country's political battles.
When TV stars such as Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee and Laura Ingraham get into trouble, advertisers retreat rather than risk having their brand names become collateral damage in the highly charged partisan atmosphere enveloping the media landscape.
By the time...Read more
Are film critics suddenly relevant?
A hilarious online ad for the widely reviled John Travolta vehicle "Gotti" would suggest that we are, even as it insists that we aren't. It accuses critics of having "put out the hit" on a movie that was not even screened for journalists in advance of opening, and claims that audiences love the picture, which...Read more
The Trump administration's polarizing "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which has resulted in the separation and detainment of hundreds of children who have crossed into the U.S. illegally with their parents in recent weeks, has prompted two TV series to take action.
The writing staffs of Netflix's "One Day at a Time" and Starz's "Vida," ...Read more
The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of June 11:
1. I Can Only Imagine -- Lionsgate
2. Sherlock Gnomes -- Paramount
3. Death Wish (2018) -- Fox
4. Strangers: Prey At Night -- Universal
5. Game Night -- Warner
6. A Wrinkle In Time (2018) -- Disney
7. Black Panther -- Disney
8. Red Sparrow -- Fox
9. The Hurricane Heist -- ...Read more
The Austin, Texas-based Zellner brothers make strangely humorous films that defy categorization as much as they reference cinematic history. Their feature debut from David and Nathan Zellner, "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter," took the Coen Brothers' film "Fargo" as literal inspiration for the lead character. Their follow-up film, "Damsel," plays ...Read more
Civil war has broken out at 21st Century Fox.
The Murdoch family-controlled media conglomerate that has long thrived as a big tent that includes subversive entertainment shows such as "Family Guy" and conservative viewpoints of news commentators such as Sean Hannity is being pulled apart by partisan politics in the age of President Trump.
Of all the terrors on view in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," the sight of Toby Jones' toupee bobbing up and down, when his character (a sniveling dinosaur auctioneer) dashes into an elevator to alleged safety, with the camera and something called the "Indoraptor" scrambling behind him -- reader, it is a strange and wondrous vision of foolish ...Read more
Along with the news of XXXTentacion's death that tore across social media Monday came the grim visual proof: shaky camera-phone footage of the 20-year-old rapper slumped lifelessly behind the wheel of a black BMW on a sun-drenched street in Broward County, Fla.
The images, and our easy access to them, were an outrage -- one more sign, in the ...Read more
As XXXTentacion lay slumped over in his car -- mortally wounded by an unidentified gunman after an apparent robbery Monday in South Florida -- witnesses had their cellphones aimed at his lifeless body, one person getting inches away and zooming in.
The footage was disseminated in real-time on Twitter and Snapchat, with tributes to the 20-year-...Read more
- Angry over Fox News coverage, 'Modern Family' co-creator Steve Levitan says he's leaving Fox's TV studio
- My worst moment: 'Condor's' Bob Balaban on the actor's nightmare
- Josie Bissett has multiple reasons to love 'Wedding March' movies
- Kobe Bryant is denied membership into the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
- Paul McCartney is back — and he's feeling kind of frisky