Up until last week, most of us had never really considered what to call the group of American kids growing up behind the millennials.
Those born in the 2000s, who grew up alongside Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, have inspired plenty of commentary about the damaging effects of social media and selfies, but little reflection about ...Read more
We all have those friends who are way, way too into trivia. What if those friends got married, bonded for life through their love of competition, and then had to put their table games expertise to use during a violent kidnapping? This is the question posed by the refreshingly oddball action comedy "Game Night," which is much funnier and more ...Read more
"The show must go on." That is Chris Thile's mantra as he brings the Radio Show Formerly Known as "A Prairie Home Companion" back to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul this weekend.
It will be the first Twin Cities performance since Minnesota Public Radio accused Garrison Keillor of inappropriate behavior, severed their ties and renamed the 44-...Read more
New Orleans police last year investigated "Breaking Bad" actor Dean Norris after a woman said he sexually assaulted her, but prosecutors ultimately decided not to file charges, the Orleans Parish district attorney's office has confirmed.
New Orleans police received a report alleging assault by Norris last June, according to authorities. A 32-...Read more
Q: Is "Midnight, Texas" coming back?
A: NBC has ordered a second season of the supernatural drama, though I don't have an air date for its return at this time. There will be some changes from the first season of the show based on novels by Charlaine Harris: Neither Yul Vazquez (Rev. Emilio) nor Sarah Ramos (Creek) was listed among the returning...Read more
Fortune Feimster is wearing a pretty blue cardigan, bright red lipstick and dangly earrings, and she's doing her best to pretend she's not a lesbian.
It's a scene from Mindy Kaling's forthcoming NBC sitcom "Champions," which centers around a gym owner who has just found out he has a long-lost teenage son, who is gay. In it, Feimster -- who co-...Read more
In the popular culture and various corners of our own lives, we confront the unknown in one form or another, learning something about our own fears and desires. The examples defy rational explanation. The Monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey." The Mist in Stephen King's novella. The Smoke Monster in "Lost." The Great Boyg in Henrik Ibsen's "Peer ...Read more
Sometimes cinematic adaptations are conversations with source material rather than direct representations. No recent film more exemplifies this idea than Alex Garland's bold, metaphysical and just plain weird "Annihilation," adapted from Jeff VanderMeer's book, the first in his "Southern Reach" trilogy. The result is a deeply challenging, big ...Read more
The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Feb. 12:
1. Wonder -- Lionsgate
2. A Bad Moms Christmas -- Universal
3. Roman J. Israel, Esq. -- Sony
4. Only the Brave -- Sony
5. Geostorm -- Warner
6. Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween -- Lionsgate
7. Blade Runner 2049 -- Warner
8. It (2017) -- Warner
9. Despicable Me 3 -- ...Read more
Marvel Studios and Ryan Coogler's blockbuster superhero movie "Black Panther" has become a legitimate global juggernaut, grossing a jaw-dropping $427 million in global ticket sales and defying movie business assumptions. It's also showing strength in the continent where the film mostly takes place -- Africa.
Released by Walt Disney Co., "Black ...Read more
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Anna Deavere Smith has lived many lives as an actress for hire, moving fluidly among stage, film and television. The Baltimore native has inhabited memorable characters in "The American President" and "Rachel Getting Married" and on "Nurse Jackie," "The West Wing" and most recently "black-ish." (She joins the Shondaland ...Read more
On Oscar nominations morning, Yance Ford sat on his couch with his partner, Amanda, watching the telecast. One hundred seventy documentary features had qualified for consideration, and Ford's "Strong Island" had already made it to a pre-nominations shortlist of 15.
As announcement hosts Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish made their way to the ...Read more
Veena Sud, who developed AMC's "The Killing," has a new series, "Seven Seconds," 10 episodes to binge on Netflix starting Friday. That is easy to do, graced as it is with well-wrought characters, wonderful performances, a keen sense of place and weather, and the old familiar questions of who gets justice, if anyone gets justice, and who receives...Read more
Activist and filmmaker Matthew Cooke directs an anti-prison film under the rubric of a prison and justice system guidebook in the arresting documentary "Survivor's Guide to Prison." Actor, producer and former inmate Danny Trejo serves as a guide, along with Cooke, who offers his own direct commentary, fleshing out details and facts. A cavalcade ...Read more
"My voice is all gone," said Letitia Wright. "I sound like a hoarse-y man."
While the sentiment was a bit of an exaggeration, Wright was beginning to go hoarse after a week of nonstop press for Marvel's highly anticipated "Black Panther."
In the film (now playing in theaters), Wright shines as Shuri, King T'Challa's 16-year-old sister and the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- In the beginning, Patrick Walsh created the new CBS comedy "Living Biblically," and he's convinced it's good. His creation follows Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson), a reporter who decides he's going to literally live his life according to the Bible. His spiritual journey toward a more moral life will take some help from his wife, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Bruce Campbell and other members of the cast of the Starz series "Ash vs Evil Dead" have gathered at the London Hotel to talk about the upcoming opener for the 10-part third season. Take a moment to think about that. This is a horror/humor story that started 40 years ago when director Sam Raimi made the short film "Within the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Television shows and films are filled with male anti-heroes who don't mind breaking the law if it's done for a good reason. Having the anti-hero be a suburban mom who spends more time making lunches than planning a heist is something very different.
NBC's new series, "Good Girls," features that offbeat concept. Christina ...Read more
Sweet, funny and a wellspring of optimism about human nature, the ABC dramedy "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" has been one of the brighter spots of the TV season. It stars Jason Ritter as a lost soul who leaves his scummy Wall Street job to move back home to Texas, where an angel (seen only by him) advises him on his quest to help others and ...Read more
Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:
20: Daddy's Home 2
20: The Star
20: Same Kind of Different as Me
20: The Florida Project
20: American Satan
20: Midnight, Texas: Season One
20: Mom and Dad
27: Murder on the Orient Express
27: Darkest Hour
27: Three ...Read more
- 'Black Panther' is a powerful force at the box office everywhere — including Africa
- Former 'Prairie Home' returns to Minnesota for first time since Keillor scandal: 'It's been really hard'
- As a kid in NC, she 'couldn't Google gay stuff.' On TV, she's out — and a rising star.
- New Orleans police investigated 'Breaking Bad' actor after sexual assault allegation; D.A. declined to file charges
- 'Royal Hearts' would be broken if James Brolin hadn't directed