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
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
The King of Wakanda reigned supreme this holiday weekend as Disney's "Black Panther" proved to be a pop cultural phenomenon, shattering box office records with an estimated $235 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for the four-day holiday weekend.
The Marvel Entertainment release, the first global superhero blockbuster with an African ...Read more
"Live in Europe"
Philadelphia's smoky-voiced and nimble-fingered Melody Gardot has been an elastic jazzy presence throughout her handful of studio albums since her 2006 debut, "Worrisome Heart." And the singer and pianist's studio ensembles have also been rubbery, hazy and dynamic. Yet anyone who has witnessed ...Read more
As Marvel's latest superhero movie, "Black Panther," draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film's largely African American fans.
Over the last few days, users have posted false claims that they were ...Read more
They called him "the third brother."
For years, Weinstein Co. President David Glasser was the right-hand man to Harvey Weinstein, working as a peacemaker between the volatile movie magnate and Weinstein's brother and partner, Bob. Glasser oversaw the company's operations and was key to building its television business.
That abruptly ended ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- "Black Panther" fever took over Los Angeles and beyond this weekend as the highly anticipated Disney film opened to the kind of fervor typically reserved for the latest offering in the "Star Wars" franchise.
The Marvel Entertainment release took in an estimated $192 million over the weekend domestically, making it the highest ...Read more
PASADENA, Calif. -- When he was studying veterinary medicine in his native Holland, Jan Pol had no idea he would become a TV star. But that's where the 75-year-old finds himself today as the subject of Nat Geo Wild's wildly popular "The Incredible Dr. Pol."
He was ministering to all kinds of farm animals in rural Michigan when his son, Charles,...Read more
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October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed and manufacturers began scrambling to create innovative ways to promote their products. They put famous American images on tobacco cards, donut boxes, and food cans. Booklets were distributed in which to paste collectible cards. Prominent heroes ...
As Marvel's latest superhero movie "Black Panther" draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film's largely black fans.
Over the past few days, users have posted false claims that they were attacked by ...Read more
Weinstein Co.'s president and chief operating officer, David Glasser, has been fired "for cause," the New York entertainment company's board of directors said.
Glasser came under fire this week after the New York state attorney general's office sued the studio, alleging civil rights violations. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ...Read more
NEW YORK -- "Thank you for coming," John Oliver told a room full of reporters who gathered last week at HBO's midtown headquarters to query him about "Last Week Tonight." "I realize the Westminster Dog Show is on today. The fact you're here and not there means a great deal."
Such self-deprecation is typical for the British comedian, yet as "...Read more
"Black Panther," the latest superhero blockbuster from Marvel Studios, grossed a massive $25.2 million in ticket sales from domestic Thursday preview shows in the U.S. and Canada to set a February record, according to studio estimates.
The Thursday night result for "Black Panther" nearly doubled the previous February box office preview record ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The NBC police drama "Chicago P.D." was "slammed," the Tribune reported in a Wednesday headline, for filming too close to the Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop, where Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer had been fatally shot just one day before.
How close was too close for our sensibilities? Five hundred yards? Three blocks? Two miles?
There are first-rate new DVDs this week for young and old.
"Coco"; 3.5 stars: While the animated film celebrates the day of honoring and remembering those who have died, it is really a story about family, following your dreams and respect that cuts across all cultures. Add to that a production that is so visually stunning, sunglasses should be ...Read more
In the beginning was the work. And the work begat the sequel, begat the franchise.
Thus, your "Iliad," your "Odyssey." Your Old Testament and New. Your "Sherlock Holmes," "Sherlock" and "Elementary." Your "Full House," your "Fuller House."
And so does a work become a property, exploitable across diverse platforms and many sorts of merchandise,...Read more
Since Led Zeppelin imploded in 1980, vocalist Robert Plant has worked in many different and rewarding situations.
There were the 1950s-loving Honeydrippers, his Middle Eastern-flavored and blues collaborations with Zep's Jimmy Page, the Grammy-winning acoustic pairing with Alison Krauss, and his two Americana-ish ensembles, Band of Joy and the ...Read more
Onscreen in the sci-fi odyssey "Annihilation," an expedition ventures deep into a foreboding terrain known only as Area X, carrying guns and harboring mounting suspicions about one another.
These soldiers -- a psychologist (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a biologist (Natalie Portman), a paramedic (Gina Rodriguez), a physicist (Tessa Thompson) and an ...Read more
He's plucked countless porcupine quills from the snouts of dogs, delivered calves in snowstorms and castrated a petite house cat and a 2-ton bull in the same day.
There isn't much that rural veterinarian Jan Pol, 75, hasn't seen or done in a half-century of practicing animal medicine in and around his Weidman, Mich., clinic.
Reindeer with a ...Read more
Nick Park's career started as a child. He became enraptured with the long-running English kids' comic book "The Beano," doodling cartoons of his own as soon as he knew how to hold a pencil. "I just loved creating a little comic world," he said in a phone conversation.
He was soft-spoken and rather introverted as a child -- just as he is now at ...Read more
Being a black American sometimes comes with an identity crisis. After all, parts of African American culture are rooted in a land some of them will never know thanks to colonialism, imperialism and slavery. The result, hundreds of years later, is a generational distance.
"One of the things that sometimes comes with being (of African descent) is...Read more
- How massive is 'Black Panther' at the box office? A record-shattering $235 million
- John Oliver returns to 'Last Week Tonight,' talks Trump, Alec Baldwin and why he's in awe of Jimmy Kimmel
- David Glasser was the Weinstein Co.'s 'third brother.' Will his firing be enough to save the business?
- Record-breaking box office, traditional African garb as 'Black Panther' fever takes over LA
- Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of 'Black Panther'