For his third directorial outing, esteemed English actor Ralph Fiennes tackles the story of Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and his high-profile defection from the Soviet Union in 1961. In "The White Crow," the spirit of Nureyev seems to strain against the choices of the film, in the same way he strained against the rigid adherence to ...Read more
Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:
23: Escape Room
23: A Place to Call Home: Season 6
23: I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu
23: Shameless: Season 9
30: Miss Bala
30: Dragged Across Concrete
30: Level 16
30: Mission Of Honor...Read more
Beauty pageants can be deadly, as seen in this week's new DVD and Blu-ray releases.
"Miss Bala"; 2.5 stars: Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) agrees to travel to Tijuana to help her friend, Suzu (Christina Ridlo), prepare for a beauty contest. That trip turns deadly when Gloria is captured by a drug cartel and forced to work for them.
The remake of the ...Read more
MIAMI -- YNW Melly, the Florida rapper who remains behind bars in the Broward County Jail on double murder charges, is facing the death penalty, court records show.
In February, Miramar police said the rapper, whose real name is Jamell Demons, and Cortlen Henry were responsible for the shooting deaths of Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas ...Read more
AMC Theatres is bracing for one of the biggest weekends ever at the box office when Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" opens Thursday evening.
Seventeen of the theater chain's locations are scheduled to remain open for more than 72 hours straight to accommodate demand for the opening weekend of the Walt Disney Co. film, which is expected to ...Read more
When Phylicia Rashad returns to Broadway, she will do so as a director.
The Tony-winning actress is set to direct the Broadway premiere of "Blue," producers announced Monday. The new staging of the Charles Randolph-Wright play, with music by Nona Hendryx, will run in spring 2020.
Rashad will be making her Broadway debut as a director with this...Read more
Florence Welch took over vocal duties from Podrick Payne as the end credits of "Game of Thrones" rolled on Sunday night.
"Jenny of Oldstones," a haunting song adapted from George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, closed out Episode 2 of Season 8, titled "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms." But first it was surprisingly sung by the ...Read more
INDIO, Calif. -- Kanye West's Sunday Service was not a traditional Kanye West concert. It was a spiritual, had-to-be-there experience fashioned like a new-age Baptist church revival.
West was not here to play his hits, or deliver anything that would have offered clear insight into the mind of one of the most polarizing figures of the last ...Read more
For all the indicators of the passage of time that filled the second episode of the final season of "Game of Thrones" -- a humbled Jaime Lannister, his brother Tyrion drinking with men by the fire instead of at the local brothel -- it was seeing one of the youngest Stark children joining the series' long line of sex scenes that colored the ...Read more
NEW YORK -- What's the difference between a clown and a fool?
You might think the question moot, given the ample prevalence of both types in and around the White House. But it's the central issue in "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus," the weird new Broadway play from Taylor Mac that, depending on your tolerance for the comedically ...Read more
PASADENA, Calif. -- Actress Charlotte Hope failed her driving test three times, is hopelessly messy and claims she's bad at almost everything. But one thing she admits she's good at is acting.
It's taken her eight years, but the actress is proving that with her latest role as "The Spanish Princess," premiering on Starz May 5.
Hope plays Henry ...Read more
INDIO, Calif. -- After a Saturday at Coachella capped by an after-midnight cameo at Gucci Mane's Sahara tent set, rapper Kanye West awakened early -- or, just as likely, never went to bed -- to celebrate Easter with a Sunday service.
In recent months the chart-topping artist had been leading family friends and celebrities in a closely guarded, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Despite the Easter holiday, moviegoers are just biding their time until next week's release of Disney's "Avengers: Endgame" promises to smash box-office records.
In the meantime, the $26.5 million opening of Warner Bros.' "The Curse of La Llorona" dominated the worst Easter box-office weekend in almost 15 years, with a total ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A parolee who was shot along with Nipsey Hussle on March 31 outside the rapper's clothing shop was released from Men's Central Jail early Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Kerry Lathan, 56, who suffered a gunshot wound to the back, was transported to the jail last week after his arrest for a ...Read more
In the early stages of the current war between the Writers Guild of America and the Assn. of Talent Agents, it was difficult for anyone who was not a writer or talent agent to get terribly worked up.
Screenwriters are not coal miners fighting for safety measures, and talent agents aren't teachers who'd like to earn a decent living for once. ...Read more
Brooks and Dunn
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At the start of the 1990s, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn boot-scooted to the top of the country charts, and by the time they split in 2010, they had become country's top-selling duo ever.
For this reintroduction on disc, the duo have decided to revisit some of those old hits. But they do it in an ...Read more
For Lizzo's major-label debut album, "Cuz I Love You" (Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic), the Minneapolis rapper/singer/body-positive advocate is in full cry from the get-go. Over 11 songs in 33 minutes, Lizzo rarely lets up, a relentless assault that favors excess verging on camp over subtlety.
In shouting for attention, Lizzo and her ...Read more
Ahead of Earth Day 2019, which is Monday, rapper and comedian Lil Dicky has assembled dozens of stars for an anthemic and bawdy "Earth" music video, ripping names from the pop charts and beyond to sing about climate change.
"Why did it take me so long to get wind of this?," Lil Dicky said in a release. "I feel like everybody on the planet ...Read more
Barry Watson stresses while it might look like the only acting projects he's attracted to have to do with family, he has done a variety of roles over the years. It's just that the decade he spent on the family-oriented "7th Heaven" along with the series "Date My Dad" plus heartfelt films like "My Future Boyfriend," "An Hour Behind" and "Far From...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bob Cavallo was starting to panic.
Three weeks behind schedule, the movie producer had only one week to shoot all of the concert scenes for "Purple Rain." If he didn't meet the deadline, his insurance company would bring in a new producer and director to finish the movie.
The first-time producer was working with a first-time ...Read more
- Ye of great faith: Kanye West brings gospel and pop-art dazzle to Coachella
- Why Elmo and Cookie Monster made cameos in 'Game of Thrones' and 'Westworld'
- 'Game of Thrones' recap: With the war at hand, Arya claims a moment of humanity
- Phylicia Rashad sets Broadway directing debut with 'Blue'
- AMC says 17 of its theaters will remain open 72 hours straight for 'Avengers: Endgame'
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