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Roger Ebert Movie ReviewsJan 24, 2020
The Last Full Measure
"You know you've been sleeping for a long time when an artist has time to sketch your portrait," Trevor Noah said on Wednesday of napping senators.

Reuters EntertainmentJan 24, 2020
Psychiatrist to testify in Weinstein trial as expert on sexual assault trauma
A forensic psychiatrist is due to testify at ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's Manhattan rape trial on Friday, explaining why some sexual assault victims do not report attacks or avoid their abusers.

TV by the NumbersJan 24, 2020
‘Chicago Med,' ‘Criminal Minds,' all others hold: Wednesday final ratings
Final broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Wednesday, January…

VultureJan 24, 2020
When Terry Jones and Michael Palin Graduated From Python to Ripping Yarns
The Monty Python duo's love of history was well on display in their solo show together.

Billboard Music NewsJan 24, 2020
Five Things We Learned From Taylor Swift's 'Miss Americana' Documentary
"When I get sad or humiliated or angry or mad, I feel that people are trying to lean in. You never did that." Taylor Swift spoke those...

What Taylor Swift Reveals in the New Documentary ‘Miss Americana' (NYTimes Arts)

Yahoo! BooksJan 24, 2020
More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreak
More airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns Friday over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds. The energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar, home to long-haul carrier Qatar Airways, said it had installed thermal scanners at its main hub, Hamad International Airport. Kuwait announced similar measures late the night before at Kuwait International Airport, joining the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which on Thursday announced screenings for all passengers arriving on direct flights from China, including at Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest.

China Praised By Germany For Transparency in Combating Virus (Yahoo! Books)

VultureJan 24, 2020
Taylor Swift Reveals Her Struggle With Eating Disorder in Miss Americana
"I think I've never really wanted to talk about that before."

Billboard Music NewsJan 24, 2020
With 'Miss Americana,' Taylor Swift Brings Her Raw Star Power to Sundance
Taylor Swift isn't seeking approval - anymore. The multi-hyphenate musician brought her star power to the opening day of Sundance for the...

Yahoo! ArtsJan 24, 2020
No qualms for India's hangman before first job of executing rapists
Pawan Kumar feels zero sympathy for the four men he is due to hang next month for a 2012 gang rape and murder that appalled India. The group set to meet their demise before dawn on February 1 -- although it may be delayed -- were convicted for a brutal crime against Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old student. Angry demonstrations by tens of thousands of people broke out across the vast South Asian nation, sparking soul-searching about the plight of Indian women and leading to heavier sentences for sex crimes.

Yahoo! BooksJan 24, 2020
China Puts 13 Cities on Lockdown as Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs
China is striving to contain a deadly virus outbreak the World Health Organization has termed a domestic health emergency

Playbill NewsJan 24, 2020
Inside Opening Night of Second Stage's Grand Horizons on Broadway
Bess Wohl's play, directed Leigh Silverman, opened at the Hayes Theater January 23.

AV Club FilmsJan 24, 2020
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina returns, and proves why teenagers can make iffy monarchs
Just in case you weren't sure which show you were watching, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina brings you back in with a voice whispering "welcome to hell." And while that scene quickly becomes a dream sequence about rescuing Nick from Lucifer, the show wastes no time getting Sabrina and her pals straight there. If you…


Billboard Music NewsJan 24, 2020
Usher and Sheila E. Will Perform Special Prince Tribute at 2020 Grammy Awards
A special tribute performance honoring Prince from Usher and Shelia E. will be taking place at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on...

NYTimes ArtsJan 24, 2020
Does Hollywood Really Love Movies About Itself?
Awards-season observers often say that films about the industry are catnip for Oscar voters. We did the math.

NYTimes ArtsJan 24, 2020
How ‘Honeyland' Became an Oscar Game Changer
The movie from North Macedonia is the first to be nominated for both best documentary and best international feature.

Yahoo! ArtsJan 24, 2020
As the Wuhan virus spreads, doctors in the city say they face a 'flooding' of patients and not enough protective gear
"The hospitals have been flooding with patients, there are thousands, I haven't seen so many before," one doctor told the BBC.

VultureJan 24, 2020
Grey's Anatomy Midseason Premiere Recap: What About Your Friends?
Episodes like this are why Grey's fans cherish the original characters so much.

NYTimes ArtsJan 24, 2020
Marlon James to Host New Literary Podcast
The Booker Prize winner is teaming up with his editor, Jake Morrissey, on "Marlon and Jake Read Dead People."

NYTimes ArtsJan 24, 2020
Pauly Shore: Eyewitness to Comedy History
While the club owner Mitzi Shore fostered stand-ups and feuded with them, her son was soaking in everything he could from Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and others.

Metacritic Movie ReviewsJan 24, 2020
Color Out of Space
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.Rated: Not RatedRelease Date: Jan 24, 2020

Playbill NewsJan 24, 2020
From Album to Stage and Back Again: Ain't Too Proud's Journey to the Grammy Awards
We talked with orchestrator Harold Wheeler and music supervisor and arranger Kenny Seymour about recreating the iconic hits of The Temptations.

AV Club FilmsJan 24, 2020
Aidy Bryant talks Shrill's return, and we bundle up for Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Friday, January 24, and Saturday, January 25. All times are Eastern.


New York Times MoviesJan 23, 2020
‘The Turning' Review: Taking a Dusty Book Off the Shelf
Henry James's 19th-century novella "The Turn of the Screw" receives an update in this film that has the hallmarks of horror but few real terrors.

‘The Last Full Measure' Review: Remembering a Fallen War Hero (NYTimes Arts)

AV Club FilmsJan 23, 2020
There's star power but no drama in feature-length salute to sacrifice The Last Full Measure
More of a two-hour ceremony than a movie, The Last Full Measure recounts strenuous real-life efforts to secure a very belated, posthumous Medal Of Honor for William H. Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who was killed in Vietnam while saving fellow soldiers' lives. It's a full-throated, misty-eyed celebration of…


AV Club FilmsJan 23, 2020
The Good Place walks, finally, right into the Good Place
"Whatever happens, it's cool my babies, it's very cool."


Reuters EntertainmentJan 23, 2020
Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies she tried to fight Weinstein during alleged rape
Actress Annabella Sciorra testified on Thursday that Harvey Weinstein pinned her hands behind her head and violently raped her more than 25 years ago, becoming the first accuser to take the stand against the former Hollywood producer in his sexual assault trial.

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
The Attacks on Bernie Are Further Proof That ‘Victim' Hillary Is Not Good at This
A Hillary Clinton hot take is in the headlines again: According to her, "nobody likes" presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Clinton, a promotional piece for the upcoming Hulu documentary about her political career, in which the former secretary of state was asked about a statement she'd made during the documentary.The interviewer, Lacey Rose, asked: In the doc, you're brutally honest on Sanders: "He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It's all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it." That assessment still hold?Hillary replied, simply: "Yes, it does."Next, Rose asked Clinton whether or not she would support Sanders if he were to become the Democratic nominee. Clinton said: "I'm not going to go there yet" — and then proceeded to attack Sanders's supporters for what she calls their "relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women," accusing Bernie himself of having "not only permitted" "this culture," but also seeming "to really be very much supporting it."Later, continuing the discussion about what Clinton sees as Bernie's "pattern" of sexism, Clinton offered as evidence the fact that Sanders had told her that she was "unqualified" when they were both running for the Democratic nomination in 2016. (Note: This "unqualified" co

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJan 23, 2020
Annabella Sciorra says Harvey Weinstein brutally raped her
"I couldn't fight anymore because he had my hands locked," the Sopranos actress tells the trial.

TV by the NumbersJan 23, 2020
‘NCIS,' ‘The Conners,' all others hold: Tuesday final ratings
Final broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Tuesday, January…

VultureJan 23, 2020
The Gentlemen Is a Throwback Crime Caper With Some Throwback Racism
Guy Ritchie's latest has a host of stars — like Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant — and little else.

TV by the NumbersJan 23, 2020
TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘The Goldbergs' ticks up, ‘Chicago Fire' slips
Broadcast primetime live same-day ratings for Wednesday, January 22,…

Rolling Stone Movie NewsJan 23, 2020
Michael Palin, John Cleese Pay Tribute to Monty Python Mate Terry Jones
"He threw himself into things with such passion and such energy, and he really refused to take on things which didn't excite him"

Remembering Terry Jones, Monty Python Polymath (Time Entertainment)

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
Lindsey Graham is offering unsolicited legal advice to Trump's team
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a juror in President Trump's impeachment trial, is offering free legal advice to his counsel, if they want to accept it.So far, the House impeachment managers have "done a good job" of "painting ... a tapestry, taking a series of events and telling a story," Graham told reporters on Thursday. When Trump's legal team starts delivering his defense on Saturday, they will "start pulling on the threads."Graham also thinks Trump's attorneys will need to shift the focus to former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden was on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, and is in the center of a debunked conspiracy theory being peddled by Trump allies, including Rudy Giuliani. Graham said Trump's team needs to "really go hard at the idea that when they tell you there's not a scintilla of evidence, groundless, baseless, phony accusations regarding the Bidens, I would challenge that very hard."More stories from Democrats walked right into Mitch McConnell's trap Texas legalized hemp, and Austin just responded to the resulting chaos by effectively decriminalizing weed The Oprah's Book Club controversy, explained

Rep. Adam Schiff ended Thursday's impeachment trial session with Trump's infamous phone call - Updates (Yahoo! Books)

Reuters EntertainmentJan 23, 2020
Grammy organizers deny claims award nominations are rigged
The organizers of the Grammy Awards on Thursday denied allegations that nominations for the highest prizes in the music industry are rigged, calling the claims "categorically false and misleading."

Analysis: The Grammys' Main Conflict Is Transparency vs. Diversity & Progressivity (Billboard Music News)
Sharon Osbourne weighs in on Grammy Awards controversy: 'Everybody knew it was rigged' (Yahoo! TV)

Reuters EntertainmentJan 23, 2020
Weinstein defense grills actress Annabella Sciorra about alleged rape
Actress Annabella Sciorra testified on Thursday that Harvey Weinstein pinned her hands behind her head and violently raped her more than 25 years ago, becoming the first accuser to take the stand against the former Hollywood producer in his sexual assault trial.

Time EntertainmentJan 23, 2020
‘The Good Place' Became the Last Great Sitcom on Network TV by Daring Its Audience to Be Better
The Good Place always sounded like a match made in TV heaven: Beloved star Kristen Bell. Comedy veteran Ted Danson. And creator Mike Schur, a prolific writer and producer who'd made his name as a driving force behind acclaimed sitcoms The Office, Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. As we approach the end of its…

TV by the NumbersJan 23, 2020
Wednesday cable ratings: NBA gives ESPN another win, ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey' recovers
ESPN kept a steady hold on the no. 1 spot…

Tuesday cable ratings: ‘Curse of Oak Island' comes out on top, ‘Project Blue Book' premieres steady (TV by the Numbers)

Reuters EntertainmentJan 23, 2020
Actress Sciorra on alleged Weinstein rape: 'I couldn't fight anymore'
Actress Annabella Sciorra testified that Harvey Weinstein pinned her hands behind her head and violently raped her more than 25 years ago in her apartment as prosecutors began making their sexual assault case against the former Hollywood producer.

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
'End of the world': Wuhan a ghost town under quarantine
Wuhan residents called for help and shared worries of food shortages Thursday, with streets in the virus-hit central Chinese city left deserted after it was put on lockdown. After he bought some, the person behind him in the queue bought the remaining stock in the shop.

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
Mexico sees rise in gangs, vigilantes recruiting children
One day after a vigilante group revealed that it was using children as young as 8 as "recruits" for armed defense patrols, Mexico's president said Thursday that drug cartels too are recruiting ever-younger kids. The whole issue has sparked a debate in Mexico over the use of children in armed confrontations, with rights groups saying the practice threatens not only kids' safety, but their mental health. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that because social programs are giving more youths opportunities to study or work, drug cartels are having trouble finding gunmen, leading them to recruit children.

Yahoo! TVJan 23, 2020
How Grey's Addressed Dr. Alex Karev's Absence in Midseason Premiere After Justin Chambers' Exit
Grey's Anatomy: Justin Chambers, Alex Karev's Absence Explained in Midseason Premiere

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
The outbreaks of both the Wuhan coronavirus and SARS started in Chinese wet markets. Photos show what the markets look like.
The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak started in a Chinese wet market, where livestock and poultry are sold alongside animals like dogs, hares, and civets.

Playbill NewsJan 23, 2020
Read Reviews for Grand Horizons on Broadway
The new Bess Wohl play, directed by Leigh Silverman, opens at The Hayes January 23.

NYTimes ArtsJan 23, 2020
Sonny Grosso, Cop Who Severed ‘French Connection,' Dies at 89
He and his partner broke the heroin case that inspired that 1971 film. After he retired, he became a movie and television producer and consultant.

Playbill NewsJan 23, 2020
Public Memorial Will Celebrate the Life of Off-Off-Broadway Leader Kyle Renick
The former artistic director of WPA Theater—the original home of Little Shop of Horrors, Steel Magnolias, and more—died at 71 last year.

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
The 'Doomsday Clock' has jumped closer to midnight than ever as nuclear weapons and climate disasters turn the world into a 'pressure cooker'
The Doomsday Clock is now just 100 seconds from the apocalypse. Previously, the clock's most alarming position was two minutes to midnight.

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
Arizona mother admits killing her 3 children, police say
Officials described the mother, who was not identified, as a 22-year-old woman who recently moved to Arizona from Oklahoma.

NYTimes ArtsJan 23, 2020
The Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey' Was as Far Out as the Movie
A jumble of memorabilia, storyboards and props, an exhibit illustrates the whirl of influences behind Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 1968 film.

NYTimes ArtsJan 23, 2020
‘I Wish I Knew' Review: A Melancholy Master's Portrait of a City
In this elegiac documentary, the director Jia Zhangke explores Shanghai through its people, stories and soaring cranes.

Playbill NewsJan 23, 2020
Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons Opens on Broadway January 23
Leigh Silverman directs the new play, starring James Cromwell, Jane Alexander, and more.

Reuters EntertainmentJan 22, 2020
Taylor Swift, Olivia Colman lead diverse Sundance 2020 lineup
Women directors and stars will be at the forefront of this year's Sundance Film Festival starting on Thursday, at a time when a lack of diversity among nominees has been the focus of the Hollywood awards season.

TV by the NumbersJan 22, 2020
Monday cable ratings: ‘WWE Raw' bounces back, ‘Love & Hip Hop' holds
Without the college football national championship to compete with this…

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJan 22, 2020
Terry Jones: Michael Palin pays tribute to Monty Python star
Sir Michael Palin pays tribute to his Monty Python co-star Terry Jones, who has died aged 77.

VultureJan 22, 2020
The 17 Movies We're Most Excited to See at Sundance Film Festival
Including a transatlantic thriller starring Jude Law, a family drama from Miranda July, and a portrait of up-and-coming performer Taylor Swift.

AV Club FilmsJan 22, 2020
Michael Palin offers a sweet and sincere tribute to his long-time comedy partner, Terry Jones
Although they regularly performed and collaborated together throughout their long careers, the members of Monty Python actually operated, for the most part, as a set of discrete writing teams. As revealed in any number of sources—including the troupe's own official oral history, Monty Python Speaks!—Graham Chapman…

Read more... Movie NewsDec 31, 2018
Next 3 Surprising Comedies: 'The Upside,' 'What Men Want,' 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral'
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star in Holmes & Watson as the legendary detectives in a funny and surprising take on the team's pairing. Really, though, it's more about the chemistry between the actors, who previously starred together in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers, as it is about any sort of mystery. (By the way, Reilly also appeared in a cameo role in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which featured Ferrell in the starring role.) Two upcoming comedies offer new different, surprising takes on material that has been previously told. The third is a sequel that may be the final installment in a long-running series and may offer a big surprise in its resolution. Here's what we know about three movies that we hope will amuse us...
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The A.V. Club - MusicJul 17, 2018
Study shows male critics are more likely to bash films from female directors
For many years now, Dr. Martha Lauzen and San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film have been a reliable source for sobering statistics on the industry's treatment of women, both in front of, and behind, the camera. The Center issues annual reports on female representation in…


The A.V. Club - FilmJul 16, 2018
Nathan Fillion explains his love for Nathan Drake, Uncharted's "not-quite hero"
Sony has been talking about developing a movie based on its Uncharted series of blockbuster action games for nearly a decade now. What started as a David O Russell-directed Mark Wahlberg vehicle that sounded nothing like the games morphed into a different adaptation with a script from Joe Carnahan and in its latest…


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