Tag: Movies

The Original Buffy Actress Was Mocked For Asking To Be Removed From Films If Trump Is Edited Out Of ‘Home Alone 2’

Kristy Swanson isn’t what she was back in the early ’90s. She was an “It” girl then, appearing in major films like Mannequin Two: On the Move, the Charlie Sheen vehicle The Chase, and the Charlie Sheen Top Gun parody Hot Shots! More importantly she was the original Buffy Summers, in the 1992 film, also […]

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Alec Baldwin Is Leaving Twitter ‘For Now’ Weeks After His Wife Was Accused Of Pretending To Be Spanish

In the final days of 2020, social media became fixated on a matter that didn’t involve the 2020 presidential election: Has Hilaria Baldwin, wife of beloved and respected actor Alec, been pretending to be Spanish? We learned her first name is actually Hillary, that she was born in Boston, and that the accent she sometimes […]

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What’s On Tonight: The Unbridled Chaos Of The ‘9-1-1’ Universe Is Back, Thank God

9-1-1 (FOX, 8:00pm) — Network TV’s getting back on track, and that includes the flagship series of this gloriously chaotic franchise. This week, the Hollywood Reservoir dam breaks, which somehow results in a city bus crash-landing several stories into a skyscraper? Alright, let’s do this thing again. 9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX, 9:00pm) — Meanwhile in […]

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Russell Crowe Defended ‘Master And Commander’ And Its Director After He Was Tagged In A Tweet About It

Life in quarantine is tough for everyone, but for millions of Americans the extended time spent at home amid the coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot more hours to watch TV and movies they may have missed. Or if that sounds boring, they can simply tweet about movies and get their stars to defend them […]

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Movies to Stream for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

With each year since it was designated as a holiday in 1983, Martin Luther King Jr. Day has carried new yet immovable significance. It did so the year following Rodney King’s 1991 assault. It did so in the years following the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray. And now, following […]

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Six Great Movies About Presidents

Watch it on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube [Read The New York Times review.] ‘Seven Days in May’ The characters in this jittery 1964 thriller are fictional, but the situation — particularly of late — feels all too real. Kirk Douglas plays a Marine colonel who suspects that a hawkish Air Force […]

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People Will Get To Watch Godzilla Fight King Kong A Little Earlier Than Expected

Last month Warner Bros. sent shockwaves across the industry: They announced their entire 2021 slate of movies would be headed to HBO Max, their newish streamer, the same day they hit theaters. It wasn’t only theater owners who were enraged. The production companies behind some of their films — notably Legendary Entertainment, who oversaw Godzilla […]

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Has a Black Hero. In Denmark, a White Actor Dubs the Voice.

COPENHAGEN — Like most of their counterparts around the world, Danish film critics initially greeted “Soul,” Pixar’s first animated feature to focus on Black characters and African-American culture, with rapture, hailing its sensitive, joyful portrayal of a jazz musician on a quest to live a meaningful life. The film was described as “a miracle,” by […]

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The ‘John Wick’ Creator’s Latest Project Is A ‘Dungeons And Dragons’ TV Show

The man behind John Wick is apparently setting his sights on the Dungeons and Dragons universe by way of an RPG-focused television show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Derek Kolstad, the writer behind the John Wick franchise, is working on a live-action series based on the pen-and-paper role playing game. A Dungeons and Dragons movie […]

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Weekend Preview: ‘WandaVision,’ ‘One Night in Miami,’ And A Wonderfully Ridiculous Amount Of Fresh Streaming Content

WandaVision (Disney+ series premiere) — Marvel fans, prepare for the official launch of Phase Four with this show that will get very weird very fast, while two galaxy-crossed lovers take a rip-roaring ride through decades before this series turns into a full-on action affair. Our own Mike Ryan calls the series “a wickedly retro treat […]

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Kate Winslet Explains Why Her Husband Changed His Name To (And Back From) ‘Ned Rocknroll’

Kate Winslet’s husband has gone on quite the name journey. Richard Branson’s nephew was born Edward Abel Smith (boring), but he changed it to Ned Rocknroll (hell yeah) in 2008 before reversing his decision in 2019; now he’s Edward Abel Smith (blech) again. That’s like if the person who invented the electric guitar decided “nah” […]

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Pitbull Is Joining NASCAR As Part Owner Of Trackhouse Racing

Basketball fans may not have gotten to hear “Timber” throughout the 2020 NBA playoffs, but racing fans were treated on Friday morning to their own delicious Pitbull joint as the rapper and entrepreneur announced his investment in NASCAR’s Trackhouse Racing team online, with his song “I Believe That We Will Win” coursing underneath the announcement […]

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‘Culture Quick Bites’ Previews 2021 With Some ‘Call Of Duty’ And A ‘Euphoria’ Special

Our resident pop culture gurus Naz Perez and AJ Lodge are jumpstarting the new year by breaking down some of the biggest news in the world of sports, entertainment, and more into 10-second bite-sized clips. They’re digging into everything from gaming to celebrity trends, upcoming blockbuster premieres, and AJ’s concerning lack of footwear. (Hey, he’s […]

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Nicolas Cage Has To Spend The Night Fighting Evil Animatronics In The ‘Willy’s Wonderland’ Trailer

You know that trope where a character has to spend a night in a creepy old mansion and if they’re still alive the next morning, they inherit or win something? Willy’s Wonderland is basically that, except with Nicolas Cage, a Chuck E. Cheese-style restaurant filled with evil animatronic robots, and a cool-ass car. House on […]

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Regina King on ‘One Night in Miami’ and Her Art

“One Night in Miami,” which will arrive on Amazon Prime on Friday, is a fictional account of a real 1964 meeting of four legends. On Feb. 24 of that year, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcolm X got together several hours after the boxer won his first World Heavyweight Championship. Although in real […]

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Jack Kirby’s Son Is Tired Of Seeing ‘Insurrectionists’ Wearing Shirts With Trump Dressed Like Captain America

Captain America was a comic book character created specifically to fight fascism, which is perhaps why the son of the man who created the Marvel superhero is so frustrated with seeing Cap associated with Donald Trump. Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s Captain America has been the focal point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and battling […]

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Good Luck Is a Curse in This Classic Film From Senegal

Neorealism was born in postwar Italy. By the mid-1950s, however, its greatest examples were made abroad. “Mandabi” (“The Money Order”), the second feature film by the dean of West African filmmakers Ousmane Sembène (1923-2007), is one. Filmed with a cast of nonprofessionals on the streets of Dakar, Senegal, it is a mordant fable of good […]

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Rape-Revenge Tales: Cathartic? Maybe. Incomplete? Definitely.

“Promising Young Woman” adamantly criticizes predators and their enablers, and nods to #MeToo. (The creep Cassie deceives is writing a novel about “what it’s like to be a guy right now.”) Yet despite its assertion that rape is “every woman’s worst nightmare,” the film carelessly subjects its female characters to it, or at least the […]

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Kingsley Ben-Adir On Playing Malcolm X In The Terrific ‘One Night In Miami’

In the last few months, we’ve seen the British-born Kingsley Ben-Adir play two of the most famous Americans of the last century, Barack Obama in The Comey Rule, and now Malcolm X in Regina King’s wonderful One Night in Miami (which hits Amazon on Friday). The premise of the film, based on the night in […]

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Chloé Zhao’s Best Picture Contender, ‘Nomadland,’ Is Coming To Hulu

There’s no obvious favorite for Best Picture at the 2021 Oscars yet, but Nomadland is a strong contender. Chloé Zhao’s follow-up to The Rider (also very good) was one of the best-reviewed movies of 2020, with a predictably stellar lead performance from Frances McDormand. “How is it a 2020 movie if it hasn’t come out […]

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Chris Evans Is Reportedly Considering Returning As Captain America, And Speculation Is Running Wild About What This Means

Marvel fans are understandably freaking out after a Deadline report that Chris Evans is in talks to return as Captain America. While little is known about how Evans’ return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe would play out following the events of Avengers: Endgame where Steve Rogers ends the film as an elderly who lived a […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 Ways to Honor His Legacy

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed this year on Jan. 18, became a national holiday in 1983, 15 years after the death of the civil rights leader. Because the arc of history has a few kinks in it, some states declined to celebrate it until 2000 or adopted names that dilute King’s import. […]

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