Tuesday, June 25, 2019
As the world continues commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, you may be curious about exploring World War II through scripted film and TV. Hulu is probably counting on it: this week it dropped Das Boot, an eight-episode miniseries sequel to the Oscar-nominated submarine saga. Want to watch the original film that inspired this retread—or…
A new month brings with it a whole raft of new titles that Amazon Prime members can stream for free. What will you add to your Watchlist this July? Here are a few top recommendations, as well as the complete list of TV and film titles whose arrival on the platform is imminent.TVKung Fu Panda:…
Ever since Matt Reeves' THE BATMAN was announcd, celebrity fans of the Caped Crusader have been very vocal about which villains they'd like to see the World's Greatest Detective square off against when a new era of Bat-films begins. In fact, it was just last week when GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY star Dave Bautista voiced his enthusiasm…
Over the last decade Lynn Shelton has directed six movies. The films, all but one of which she has also written, have generally fallen somewhere on the mumblecore spectrum and have featured talent as disparate as Keira Knightley and Jay Duplass. Their subjects have ranged from fear of adulting to the lasting effects of incarceration,…
Whitney Houston and Lela Rochon in Waiting to Exhale Screenshot: 20th Century Fox (YouTube)It’s African American Music Appreciation Month (lovingly known as Black Music Month) and what better way to celebrate than to honor just how much music affects another celebrated medium? That’s right, we’re talking film.While Bill Cosby and O.J. Simpson were attempting to…
Keanu Reeves in My Own Private Idaho. Photo: Fine Line Features In his 14 minutes of screentime in Always Be My Maybe, Netflix’s latest rom-com phenomenon, 54-year-old Keanu Reeves — now 30 years into his stardom — skewers and subverts the personas we’ve come to attach to him. Reeves, playing an outsized version of himself,…
Before he became a true-crime celebrity, forensic scientist Henry Lee took the stand at a wildly bloody murder trial in Connecticut. It was spring of 1989 and the then-50-year-old Chinese-American hadn’t yet worked on his splashiest cases, from O.J. Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey to Scott Peterson. In the Connecticut trial, Lee faced a difficult task.…
An enormous demonstration was held in Taipei, Taiwan, on Sunday to oppose Chinese authoritarianism and spotlight Taiwanese media outlets that spread Beijing’s ideology and propaganda. The demonstrators collectively referred to such organizations as “red media.” The Taipei Times quoted protest organizer and YouTube celebrity Holger Chen denouncing Chinese infiltration of Taiwanese media and castigating media…
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FILE PHOTO: Actor Jussie Smollett leaves court after charges against him were dropped by state prosecutors in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo June 21, 2019 By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) – A Chicago judge on Friday ordered a special prosecutor to examine the handling of actor Jussie Smollett’s discredited claim that he…