Loooook out, it's that time of year when you think there just possibly may be a monster rusticating under your bed, a zombie scratching at your back door or a sinister stranger with overgrown canines loitering in your supermarket. Television huddles in the shadows right along with you by sporting a panoply of spooky programming for the season.( ...Read more
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As a pillar of the Nashville establishment, and with his well-deserved place in the country pantheon assured, Vince Gill can pretty much do what he wants.
With "Okie," the 62-year-old singer and guitar virtuoso uses that artistic freedom to occasionally go where mainstream country rarely does. "Forever ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Warner Bros.' "Joker" maintained the top spot at the box office for a second weekend in a row, adding $55 million (a drop of just 43%) for a cumulative $192.7 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. Globally, the film has already earned more than half a billion dollars with $543.9 million.
The result is ...Read more
Just a few years after meeting on the internet, British trio Kero Kero Bonito have become one of the most successful indie-pop bands in the U.K. Its 2016 breakthrough, "Bonito Generation," offered cheerful, J-pop-inspired minimalism. Its follow up, "Time 'n' Place," took a sharp turn into anxious guitar rock.
The new EP, "Civilisation 1," ...Read more
Austin Plaine knows something about the difficulties and disappointments of love. In "Something More," the first song on his latest album, he sings "Oh my love, I lost you again/ We were jumping in the river/ but I never learned to swim."
Three years ago, Plaine took a different type of leap of faith and moved to Nashville to pursue music full ...Read more
Shepard Smith, the longtime lead anchor of Fox News, is leaving the network.
Smith has been with Fox News since its launch in 1996 and has stood out as the nonpartisan voice on the conservative channel.
Fox News President Suzanne Scott, who announced Smith's departure on Friday afternoon, said the anchor "recently asked us to step down and ...Read more
It went just as she'd planned.
Jane Fonda was arrested Friday in front of the U.S. Capitol as part of her efforts to join the fight against climate change.
"Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol," Eva Malecki, communications director for the Capitol ...Read more
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, "GHOSTEEN" (GHOSTEEN/BAD SEED)
"I'm transforming, I'm vibrating, I'm glowing, I'm flying, look at me now," Nick Cave sang six years ago on the pivotal "Jubilee Street." The six-minute track planted the seeds of the fully realized 68-minute song cycle that is "Ghosteen."
Since the feral fury and dark humor of the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Last month's car crash in Calabasas that left comedian Kevin Hart with major back injuries involved reckless driving and no seat belt use, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP accident report, released Thursday and obtained by the Associated Press, also contained additional information regarding the state of Hart's...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Two decades have passed since three budding filmmakers wandered into the western Maryland woods, never to be seen again. Quite the cause for celebration, right?
It is when the three 20-somethings were the central characters in "The Blair Witch Project." The shot-on-the-cheap exercise in cinematic terror, made by two rookie ...Read more
Shortly before President Donald Trump took the stage at downtown Minneapolis' Target Center Thursday night, Prince's "Purple Rain" played -- even though his estate asked a year ago that the president stop using the late musician's music.
"President Trump played Prince's 'Purple Rain' tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis despite confirming...Read more
Most everyone who mattered in AMC's unsurpassed drama "Breaking Bad" had been killed off by the 2013 finale -- a closing episode that still stands as one of TV's best.
There is no discernible reason the series should be followed by a film, other than placating series creator Vince Gilligan and fans who miss the world of Walter White (Bryan ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Richard Schiff was already happy being part of the ABC drama "The Good Doctor" where he is now in his third season playing Dr. Aaron Glassman. It's a role that not only gives him the opportunity to play mentor and friend to the show's central figure of Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant ...Read more
The shock of seeing Joseph Losey's newly restored, long unavailable "Mr. Klein" is not so much surprise at how compelling it is but astonishment at how it seems more relevant today than at its original 1976 release.
Moody, elegantly disturbing and impeccably made by a master director, this story of blurred identities and casual immorality in ...Read more
Not long ago, Corin Tucker, who plays guitar in a roaring rock 'n' roll band called Sleater-Kinney, went with her bandmate Carrie Brownstein to a Los Angeles poetry, music, comedy and art performance known as Weirdo Night. One act on the bill was so loud that, as Tucker later told Pitchfork, she declared: "Oh my God, we have to walk out before ...Read more
Few movie stars have been so willing to suffer for our ostensible entertainment as Will Smith. I don't mean that entirely as a compliment, but I also say it with some real if qualified admiration. Smith can suffer beautifully, even movingly, onscreen, as he did playing a destitute dad trying to care for his young son in 2006's "The Pursuit of ...Read more
Fiendishly researched and smartly constructed, "A German Youth" is a formidable piece of documentary detective work focusing on a small but significant historical moment that continues to matter.
Though its director, Jean-Gabriel Periot, is French, his subject, as the title indicates, couldn't be more specifically German.
That would be the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Jane Fonda has never been content to raise hell only from the comfort of Los Angeles. The 81-year-old actress, activist and exercise phenom is moving to Washington for four months with a plan to get arrested. A lot. Maybe every week. Grandmas like her, Fonda says, need to get in the arena fighting global warming with the likes of ...Read more
The enduring appeal of "The Addams Family" is quite impressive. With only four notes and a couple of snaps, plus a classic black dress, one can instantly evoke the classic American Gothic clan, who are creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. Since Morticia's 1938 debut on the pages of The New Yorker, in a cartoon drawn by Charles Addams, the ...Read more
The former NBC employee who says she was raped by fired "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer had harsh words for his strongly worded denial of her accusation.
Brooke Nevils, who told investigative journalist Ronan Farrow that Lauer raped her in 2014, said the fallen TV star's open letter that disputed her allegation was an attempt to bully and shame ...Read more
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- 'Blair Witch' turns 20: How a surprise hit horror movie made a Maryland town infamous
- 'The Addams Family' opens strong even as 'Joker' maintains box office dominance
- Review: Joseph Losey's 1976 classic 'Mr. Klein' starring Alain Delon still enthralls
- Prince estate: Trump violated promise not to play 'Purple Rain'