Entertainment

Comedy series 'Roseanne' could be latest U.S. television comeback

"Roseanne," the hit 1990s television comedy about a working-class American family, could be on its way back, Hollywood trade publications reported on Friday, marking the latest in a trend for revivals of 20-year-old shows. Variety and Deadline.com reported that a revival with original...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:27am

'The Voice' coach Alicia Keys says farewell after Season 12 finale

Alicia Keys is leaving “The Voice”, according to reports. Season 12 will be her last on the singing competition reality show. “Who knows what the future holds, but I know this one is my final season,” Keys told TV Insider during an interview. Fellow coach Adam Levine pipped...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:04am

No one was safe from Hasan Minhaj at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Hasan Minhaj spared no one in his roast at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday — hurling jokes at the media, the Trump administration and, of course, the president himself, or the "elephant not in the room," as Minhaj called him. Traditionally...

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 7:41pm

Taylor Schilling talks gaining weight and Juggalos

Taylor Schilling doesn't have a lot of time off. She spends a good part of her year shooting "Orange is the New Black," which is about to start its fifth season. But sometimes she squeezes in a film between seasons. One was "The Overnight." Her latest is “Take Me,...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:20pm

Let's rank the careers of Emma Waston and the other 'Harry Potter' kids

Child actors are a hit-and-miss scenario. Some of them retire early and lead normal lives. Some descend into drink and drugs. And some go onto long and fruitful careers. It’s been deeply heartening that the the former Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley have all been doing realy...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:36pm

'Sleight' star Jacob Latimore is having a moment

Jacob Latimore is having a moment. He’s had them before. Since the age of nine, he’s been a professional singer. At 11, his single “Superstar” cracked the U.S. R&B charts. By 13 he was an actor, too, and has since appeared in “Black Nativity,” “Ride...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:24pm

'Mad Max' already has two more sequels written

Franchise news can be a necessary evil. We know Hollywood is only making film series now, and there was no less essential news this week than that Disney and Pixar had nabbed a bunch of future release dates for films that are untitled and so far have no premise ready to reveal. (Who’s pumped...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:59am

10 dystopian movies to stream after 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Are you sad-watching “The Handmaid’s Tale”? Has the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel, about a future in which women’s rights have been eliminated, reminded you the world is terrible right now? Are you ready for more dystopias? Good. Because there’s plenty...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:53pm

'Sleight' is a slight low budget version of a blockbuster

‘Sleight’ Director: J.D. Dillard Stars: Jacob Latimore, Dule Hill Rating: R 2 (out of 5) Globes It sounds like one of those jokey this-meets-that pitches from “The Player.” “Sleight” is a magician movie about a drug dealer that turns into a grungy...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:52pm

'The Circle' is like a so-so episode of 'Black Mirror'

‘The Circle’ Director: James Ponsoldt Stars: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks Rating: PG-13 2 (out of 5) Globes Essentially a so-so episode of “Black Mirror,” “The Circle” is a 10-minutes-from-now dystopia about a cool tech company that’s found a way to get...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:15pm

New 'Alien: Covenant' prologue reveals what happened to Michael Fassbender

It used to be simple: Humans found an alien in space, and unless they were Sigourney Weaver, they became alien chow. No more. There’s a new prologue for the forthcoming “Alien: Covenant” — its second so far, after its prior, which shows the exciting act of one spaceship...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:54pm

You must watch Donald Trump review his first 100 days on ‘The Simpsons’

President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office has led to, in his own words, “so many accomplishments” that include lowering his golf handicap and upping his Twitter followers. Before you shout, “fake news,” you should know that Trump gives himself the glowing...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:02pm

'Tremendous' Trump impersonator wins contest to host fake news show

A professional impressionist from Las Vegas took home first prize in a contest impersonating Donald Trump on Wednesday, earning a role hosting an online fake news comedy show. "I won, I won. I just keep winning. That's what I do, I win. That's all I do," John Di Domenico said...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:55pm

Jonathan Demme, director of 'The Silence of the Lambs,' dies at 73

Jonathan Demme loved people. There are villains in his movies — most notably that charming aesthete Hannibal Lecter, who loved people, too, only as food — but his films are among the warmest and liveliest in existence. It’s with that that we regretfully report that the...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:53pm

All the iPhone 8 rumors you need to know

The leakiest rumor mill besides the Trump White House is back in full force. With new models of the iPhone 8 set to drop some time this year, tech sites are swirling with reports that Apple’s latest version may be a top-to-bottom revamp, updating everything from screen aesthetics to colors,...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:06pm

'The Handmaid’s Tale' is terrifying, but don’t be afraid to watch it

We cared the most right before it was too late. As Election Day loomed last November, sales of classic dystopian fiction soared. All of a sudden the bestseller lists included “1984,” “It Can’t Happen Here” and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:24pm

The best movies coming to Netflix in May 2017

Netflix giveth and it taketh away. But at least it does both at the same time. There’s a lot departing Netflix in May: the first three “Jurassic Park”s, Oliver Stone’s “The Doors,” “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” They will be missed. But as always...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:10pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: There's way too much TV

Does anyone else feel like they’re on TV overload lately? Even as someone writing about TV all day, I’m starting to get to the point that I just cannot watch everything. There aren’t enough hours in the day. It doesn't help that in addition to all the new television...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:20pm

Mexican star Eugenio Derbez is all about coming to America

In late August of 2013, a little movie came out of nowhere and made a lot of money. It was called “Instructions Not Included,” and it was a comedy from Mexico starring (and written and directed by) Eugenio Derbez — a big star in his native country yet largely unknown in the...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 4:57pm

The next Wes Anderson has a really cute new poster

I mean, it’s just a poster. But it’s also a poster for the next Wes Anderson movie, so we must lavish it with attention. Info has been skimpy so far re: “Isle of Dogs,” the filmmaker-cultural institution’s second go at stop-motion animation (after "Fantastic Mr....

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:13pm