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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:

MAY

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

Cartoon Network announces 'Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart' and 'Tig N' Seek'

What do a crime-fighting samurai cat and a gadget-building feline have in common? Both are cats and both are characters in new shows headed to Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network announced Monday that "Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart" and "Tig N' Seek" will be joining its programming lineup. Both animated shows are described as adventure comedies.

...Read more

'Game of Thrones' trips up again with plastic water bottles

The "Game of Thrones" finale proved a bit less than disposable Sunday night after fans spotted a stray plastic water bottle lurking in a later scene.

Warning: Spoilers are coming.

And so it all began, perhaps, the plastic age of Westeros, where rulers were chosen, not born, and no person went without easy-access refreshment.

Seems nobody on ...Read more

Some questions the 'Game of Thrones' finale left unanswered

1/8Warning: Spoilers for the "Game of Thrones" series finale below.3/8

A fantasy epic spanning eight seasons and 73 episodes, it was hard to imagine "Game of Thrones" wrapping up every single storyline. And it didn't.

The Iron Throne was destroyed, and the "Game" came to an end with Bran Stark becoming the King of the Six Kingdoms of Westeros....Read more

Review: 'Game of Thrones' ends more with an exhale than a bang

The Iron Throne, "Game of Thrones' " ultimate prize that countless characters killed and were killed for over eight seasons of stellar storytelling, melted into a molten puddle during the series finale Sunday, dripping slowly down a set of stairs that once led to the realm's coveted seat of power.

In a farewell episode that ended the series ...Read more

Pedro Almodóvar's deeply personal 'Pain and Glory' could bring his first Palme d'Or at Cannes

CANNES, France -- "This is the game," Pedro Almodovar says, his eyes positively twinkling as I apologize about asking an obvious question. "You will ask it and I will answer as if it's the first time."

The Spanish master director is sitting in a sheltered corner on a quiet hotel rooftop, enjoying the calm before the storm that is the Festival ...Read more

Review: Carly Rae Jepsen remains cult queen of the lovelorn on 'Dedicated'

Carly Rae Jepsen has found success by never quite going all the way.

In 2007 this smiley singer from British Columbia made it to the semifinals of "Canadian Idol" before getting the boot. In 2012 she topped the Hot 100 with the chipper and contagious "Call Me Maybe," then struggled to create another radio hit. For 2015's "Emotion" she ...Read more

How Leyna Bloom became the first transgender actress of color to star in a film at Cannes

CANNES, France -- Leyna Bloom turned up at the Port Authority bus terminal at 17 with one red suitcase and nowhere to put it. She'd saved up a little money working part time at McDonald's and Starbucks on the South Side of Chicago, the place she'd left behind 22 hours before. But it wasn't enough to pay rent, so she spent her first few weeks ...Read more

Cannes: Terrence Malick's 'A Hidden Life' is a return to form and a spiritual call to arms

CANNES, France -- In the eight years since Terrence Malick won the Palme d'Or at Cannes for "The Tree of Life," his magisterial drama about childhood's end and the spirit's awakening, the standard critical line is that he has become an artist lost in the wilderness, stranded in an artistic limbo of his own making.

His most recent features -- "...Read more

Pedro Almodóvar's 'Pain and Glory' hands the Cannes competition its first triumph

The final image of Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" is such a deftly planted masterstroke, such an ingenious and intuitive little meta-miracle, that you may wonder why you didn't see it coming.

Then again, maybe you will see it coming. It's the kind of twist that awaits you at the end of a particularly well-plotted mystery: a surprise that ...Read more

How National Geographic's 'The Hot Zone' made its cast take on healthier habits

PASADENA, Calif. -- It may seem unusual, but actress Julianna Margulies' latest role has changed her hygiene habits.

All those years as head nurse Carol Hathaway on "ER" didn't faze her. But playing real-life Army pathologist Nancy Jaax in National Geographic's "The Hot Zone" did.

"I definitely wash my hands more, and am very aware of what I'm...Read more

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES -- It had to happen eventually, and Keanu Reeves was the man to do it.

Lionsgate's "John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum" stole the top spot at the weekend box office from the mighty Marvel blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame," which had dominated for three consecutive weeks.

"Parabellum" opened above expectations, with a franchise-best $...Read more

LA's Museum of Contemporary Art receives $10 million gift, will make admission free

LOS ANGELES -- The Museum of Contemporary Art announced Saturday that it will make admission free -- a switch made possible by $10 million gift from MOCA board of trustees President Carolyn Powers.

Powers made the announcement during dinner at the museum's annual benefit Saturday night. The event, inside the MOCA's Geffen Contemporary satellite...Read more

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