Grand jury indicts man on murder charges in Nipsey Hussle death

LOS ANGELES -- A grand jury has indicted the man suspected of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle during an attack in South Los Angeles on March 31.

Eric Holder, 29, was indicted on one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, the Los Angeles County district ...Read more

Kodak Black lied to get guns before Pompano Beach shooting, authorities say

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- South Florida rapper Kodak Black lied on official documents in January when he applied to buy three weapons, one of which was found at the scene of a Pompano Beach shooting in March, according to federal investigators.

A rival rap artist was the apparent target of the shooting, which happened in Golden Acres, the ...Read more

'Game of Thrones': Author George R.R. Martin teases 'real' ending

Author George R.R. Martin was among the minority of fans who applauded "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on Monday following the polarizing series finale of their HBO series.

He also teased that their conclusion might be different from the end he has in mind for his protracted "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series, the ...Read more

'The Farewell' director Lulu Wang to receive Sundance Vanguard Award

LOS ANGELES -- Sundance Institute will fete "The Farewell" filmmaker Lulu Wang as the recipient of its 2019 Vanguard Award. The honor is slated for June 26 at the Los Angeles premiere of the acclaimed dramedy starring Awkwafina.

The screening and afterparty will be held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA as Sundance Institute's summer fundraiser ...Read more

'John Wick 4' gets a 2021 release date from Lionsgate

John Wick will be back.

On Monday, Lionsgate revealed that "John Wick: Chapter 4" is scheduled to hit theaters May 21, 2021. The news was initially announced in a text message to fans that read: "You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming – May 21, 2021."

The studio's announcement came just days after the debut ...Read more

Movie review: With brilliant performances, script, 'Booksmart' is one of the best high school movies of all time

Olivia Wilde didn't have to go this hard -- but she did. For her directorial debut, "Booksmart," the actress-turned-director comes out swinging with not only one of the best movies of the year, but one of the best high school movies of all time. With a stacked supporting cast, a script crackling with densely packed jokes and a bravura, awards-...Read more

Blythe Danner and John Lithgow find love late in life in 'The Tomorrow Man'

If there's one thing we've learned from movies and TV in recent years, it's this: There is no age limit to falling in love.

A romantic subgenre has developed over the last few years in which older people fall in love -- often to their own surprise -- including the 2015 hit indie "I'll See You in My Dreams" with Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott and...Read more

How the 'Game of Thrones' finale reminds us of the 2020 presidential race

If the last couple election cycles have taught us anything, it's that the road to the White House is paved with more town-hall meetings than any one human with a functioning soul should ever be forced to watch.

If the last eight seasons of "Game of Thrones" have taught us anything, it's that the American electorate pays much closer attention ...Read more

Who won 'Game of Thrones'? From first to last, Peter Dinklage

Warning: This story contains spoilers for the finale of "Game of Thrones."

The biggest trick "Game of Thrones" played on its audience was not the two-season buildup to a battle with the Night King that lasted only one episode or the survival of way more Dothraki than seemed possible after that big "lights out" scene.

It wasn't the earned/not-...Read more

How 'Game of Thrones' wronged its female characters in the series finale

"Game of Thrones" will always be remembered for the strength and complexity of its female characters, flawed and fascinating women like Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen, who were beautifully portrayed even when the writing by showrunners D.B Weiss and David Benioff failed them.

And Sunday's series finale, "The Iron Throne," did just that...Read more

Review: Janet Jackson, unbound, preaches her gospel of sex in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The most revelatory moment of Janet Jackson's new Las Vegas residency, "Metamorphosis," didn't come from anything the notoriously private pop icon said onstage, but instead from what she allowed herself to do.

For the first time in what felt like ages, Jackson performed sensual, even provocative choreography; she ground and writhed...Read more

'Game of Thrones' finale: Let us bend the knee to those who rightly predicted the ruler

Warning: Spoilers ahead for the series finale of "Game of Thrones."

To be clear, I didn't ask anyone to "bend the knee" when I arrived at work Monday. But maybe I should have.

Among my colleagues and friends, I was the one and only believer that the wheelchair-bound Bran Stark would wind up as the true and rightful ruler of the realm as the ...Read more

List of DVD release dates for May 21 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:


21: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

21: The Upside

21: Isn't It Romantic

21: 13 Reasons Why: Season Two

21: A Dark Place

21: Call the Midwife: Season Eight

21: Drunk Parents

21: Trading Paint

21: White Chamber

28: Greta

28: ...Read more

How the 'John Wick 3' team and an NBA player pulled off that fight in a library

In his 25-plus years in the film industry, stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski has seen every variation of fight sequence imaginable. So with each installment in the "John Wick" action series -- starring Keanu Reeves as a seemingly unkillable hit man who leaves an endless trail of bloodied bodies in his wake -- he has tried to do something ...Read more

New on DVD: 'Trial & Retribution' criminally smart production

This week's new DVD releases feature a heavy dose of rereleased films and television series from outside the United States.

"Trial & Retribution: The Complete Collection"; 3.5 stars: All you really need to know about this long-running British production is it comes from Lynda La Plante, the creative force behind "Prime Suspect," one of the ...Read more

The top 10 summer movies that are taking aim at 'Avengers'

The tremendous response to "Avengers: Endgame" -- which not only set opening-weekend box office records but now has claimed the title of the "most-tweeted-about movie ever" -- set the bar pretty high for the slate of summer movies. But that doesn't mean that the rest of Hollywood is giving up without a fight -- be it involving superpowers (...Read more

'Game of Thrones' finale brings a record 19.3 million viewers to HBO on Sunday

HBO's highly anticipated finale of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday was the most watched program in the premium cable network's history, with 19.3 million viewers.

Citing Nielsen data, HBO said 13.6 million viewers watched the final TV chapter of the Stark family saga on television, surpassing the 13.4 million viewers who tuned in for the fourth ...Read more

The real winner from the series finale of 'Game of Thrones'

This review is full of spoilers.

And the winner of "Game of Thrones" was ... Drogon.

I'm not talking about who became King of the Seven -- er, Six -- Kingdoms. That title went to Bran the Broken, elected by the Small Council in a compromise vote Sunday during the series finale of "Game of Thrones."

But the episode's most memorable scene ...Read more

'Game of Thrones': Daenerys actress Emilia Clarke was unsure about the finale. She called her mom

Note to readers: This article contains a spoiler about the series finale of "Game of Thrones."

When Emilia Clarke finished reading the scripts for the last two episodes of "Game of Thrones," she went for a long walk, wandering the streets of London in a stupor, trying to process the shocking fate of her character, Daenerys Targaryen, and ...Read more

Ready to see Whitney Houston perform live? Her hologram is coming

The Whitney Houston revival is well underway.

The pop titan's estate is planning a resurgence for the late stinger that includes a new album of unreleased tracks, a touring hologram, a potential Broadway musical and other branding deals.

The Grammy-winning megastar, who died in 2012 from a com­bin­a­tion of heart trouble and cocaine in­ges...Read more

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