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Metacritic Movie ReviewsJan 24, 2020
The Last Full Measure
The Last Full Measure tells the true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen (also known as a PJ) medic who personally saved over sixty men. During a rescue mission on April 11, 1966, he was offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of a combat zone heavily under fire, but he stayed behind to save and defend the lives of his fellow soldiers of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, before making the ultimate sacrifice in the bloodiest battle of the war. Thirty-two years later, respected Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman (Sebastien Stan) on a career fast-track is tasked with investigating a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger made by his best friend and PJ partner on the mission (William Hurt) and his parents (Christopher Plummer & Diane Ladd). Huffman seeks out the testimony of Army veterans who witnessed Pitsenbarger's extraordinary valor, including Takoda (Samuel L. Jackson), Burr (Peter Fonda) and Mott (Ed Harris). But as Huffman learns more about Pitsenbarger's courageous acts, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting him to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.Rated: Not RatedRelease Date: Jan 24, 2020

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


NYTimes ArtsJan 23, 2020
6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to the city's best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

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.

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
Health experts issued an ominous warning about a coronavirus pandemic 3 months ago. Their simulation showed it could kill 65 million people.
The virus in the simulation was a fictional one called CAPS, but it bears some similarities to the Wuhan coronavirus.

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)

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…

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
China Locks Down 11 Million in the Ground Zero City of Wuhan as New Coronavirus Shows Up in U.S.
HONG KONG—The city of 11 million where China's deadly coronavirus outbreak originated is now under total quarantine, a massive lockdown that marks a dramatic shift from the Chinese government's previously reaction, which was focused on limiting what the public could learn about the spread of the disease.China's Deadly Coronavirus Cover-Up Is Getting Worse as First Case Hits U.S.But the move comes after the virus has spread far and wide, including at least one case in the United States. Sixteen people who came into contact with the country's sole confirmed coronavirus patient, in Washington State, are being monitored for pneumonia symptoms.It is still far from clear that Beijing is revealing all that it knows about the disease and its transmission at a moment when hundreds of millions of people are expected to be on the move as Chinese New Year approaches on January 25.Wuhan, a major city in central China and a key transport hub, is now cut off from the rest of the country. Flights out of the city have been canceled, as have outbound trains. Public transportation in Wuhan has been shut down. Before the lockdown came into effect, many people rushed to train stations and bus depots to purchase any tickets that would take them out of the city. Now soldiers of the People's Liberation Army prevent them from even entering those buildings. Police vans are parked in front of toll booths on highways leading out of the city, turning back anyone who attempt

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJan 23, 2020
‘I shall think of him exploding' - Cleese on Jones
John Cleese pays tribute to his Monty Python co-star Terry Jones, who has died aged 77.

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…


Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
The American Airlines flight attendant union is calling on US airlines to step up precautions for the deadly Wuhan coronavirus
The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has sickened more than 630 people and killed 18. It has spread to at least 8 countries.

Virologist who helped identify SARS on coronavirus outbreak: 'This time I'm scared' (Yahoo! Books)

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)
‘NCIS,' ‘The Conners,' all others hold: Tuesday final ratings (TV by the Numbers)

VultureJan 23, 2020
The Last Thing He Wanted Trailer Stars Some Guy Who Used to Date Jennifer Garner
"Ben" something?

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
New Moon Photos! Get Your New Moon Photos Here!

Mother says she sang to her three children as she smothered them (Yahoo! Books)

AV Club FilmsJan 23, 2020
Let Will Ferrell tell you about the time he crashed one of Puff Daddy's SNL rehearsals in character
The paradox of Saturday Night Live, for anyone who's ever looked very far into the show's behind-the-scenes culture, is that it's apparently one of the most miserable places on the planet to work, despite being filled with some of its most funny and comedically talented folks. The show's breakneck scheduling, the…


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.

Billboard Music NewsJan 23, 2020
Shakira & Jennifer Lopez Get Us Hyped for Super Bowl With These Countdown Videos
If you're counting down the days until the Super Bowl halftime show, you're not alone.  Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, who will co-headline...

Billboard Music NewsJan 23, 2020
Channing Tatum to Star in, Produce Disney's 'Bob the Musical'
Channing Tatum is attached to star in and produce Bob the Musical, Walt Disney Studios' long-gestating musical comedy.  Tatum...

Playbill NewsJan 23, 2020
A Movie Adaptation of the Mean Girls Musical Is in the Works
The show from Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, and Nell Benjamin continues on Broadway and on tour.

6 Shows That Went From Movie to Musical to Movie Musical (Playbill News)
Mean Girls the Movie the Musical to Become Mean Girls the Movie Musical (Vulture)

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.

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
Pa. man chokes girlfriend after getting 'upset' while watching Trump impeachment trial
The woman told police in Pennsylvania that Lonnie D. Clark had been drinking alcohol all day while watching the impeachment trial and 'was upset.'

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
Trump's Approval Remains Far Higher Among Men Than Women
(Bloomberg) -- The gender gap in President Donald Trump's approval rating is a massive 19 percentage points in a new poll.An 7 News/Emerson College poll of registered voters nationwide found 57% of men approved of the job he is doing as president, while only 38% of women approved.That is even higher than the 11 point gender gap in exit polls conducted in the 2016 election, which is tied with 1996 for the largest since 1980, according to the Center for the American Woman and Politics at Rutgers University.The poll of 1,128 registered voters was conducted Jan. 21-23. The margin of error is 4.1 percentage points for men and 4.0 for women.Disclaimer: Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.To contact the author of this story: Ryan Beckwith in Washington at rbeckwith3@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: John Harney at jharney2@bloomberg.net, Max BerleyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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)

Yahoo! ArtsJan 23, 2020
Regime Critic Says Saudis Tried to Kidnap Him on U.S. Soil
A suspected agent of the Saudi government attempted to kidnap a regime critic on American soil, according to the critic and multiple U.S. and foreign sources familiar with the episode. The young Saudi man says the FBI saved him from becoming the next Jamal Khashoggi.Abdulrahman Almutairi is a 27-year-old comedian and former student at the University of San Diego with a big social-media presence. After Almutairi used social media to criticize the powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman over the October 2018 murder and dismemberment of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi, an unidentified Saudi man accompanied Almutairi's father on a flight to collect Almutairi against his will and bring him back to Saudi Arabia, according to The Daily Beast's sources.  "The Saudi government realized I was a threat," Almutairi told The Daily Beast, revealing for the first time an ordeal that might have culminated in a whole new crisis: the kidnapping and rendition of a Saudi dissenter on American soil. Only timely intervention from the FBI broke up the plot, two sources say. "If I go back to Saudi Arabia," Almutairi said, "I'll be killed in the airport." Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, has investigated the Khashoggi killing. She drew attention this week by calling for an inquiry into allegations that MBS hacked Jeff Bezos' phone. Callamard is familiar with Almutairi's story, although they haven't spoken, and considers it credible. She told The Daily Beast that it's part of an ominous tr

Yahoo! TVJan 23, 2020
Sharon Osbourne weighs in on Grammy Awards controversy: 'Everybody knew it was rigged'
Sharon Osbourne weighed in on recent allegations of Grammy Award voting irregularities, saying "everybody knew it was rigged."

Yahoo! ArtsJan 23, 2020
New Suspected Coronavirus Cases Pop Up in Two States
Officials across the United States probed potential cases of a new coronavirus on Thursday, while a divided World Health Organization declined to dub the deadly outbreak a health emergency and authorities confirmed the first death outside the virus's Chinese city of origin.Brazos County, Texas, officials said they had isolated a potential 2019 novel coronavirus patient at home, pending precautionary testing. The individual had recently visited Wuhan, China, where 17 people have died and hundreds more have fallen sick since last month. Texas A&M University confirmed that one of its students was identified as the possible case there and said the "immediate health risk to the campus community" was low.Meanwhile, a sick individual representing another potential case in California reportedly arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from Mexico City on an American Airlines flight at about 6:45 p.m. local time on Wednesday. They were taken to the hospital with flu-like symptoms, NBC Los Angeles reported. It's not yet clear when the results of the evaluation on the suspected cases will be available, but local health authorities in Los Angeles County said it was "very possible" the area will see cases of the virus, since so many people travel from China to Southern California. The LA County Department of Public Health said in a statement that there have been no confirmed local cases of the virus, that "currently the risk of local transmission is low," and that the county responds to suspected cases by working with the U.S. Cent

Yahoo! ArtsJan 23, 2020
Family attorneys say cruise line's story of toddler's death is 'physically impossible'
Attorneys representing Chloe Wiegand's family say a ship visit proves it's "physically impossible" for her grandfather to hold her out of the window.

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
NYT Ed Board Member Wrote Out ‘Full Draft' of Biden Endorsement, but Scrapped It over His ‘Normal' Message and Lack of ‘Urgency'
Kathleen Kingsbury, a deputy editorial page editor and member of The New York Times's editorial board, revealed Thursday that she wrote a full 2,000-word endorsement of Joe Biden, only for the board to reject it because "it didn't match the moment."The Times broke new ground this cycle by conducting on-the-record interviews with nine of the top candidates and airing the interviews, which have historically been off-the-record, on their documentary show The Weekly on FX.Kingsbury explained to Times columnists on the The Argument podcast how the Times editorial board arrived at its first-ever dual endorsement of Senators Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), saying that "policy prescriptions" and the "messages" drove much of the thought-process. She also dismissed concerns about electability, calling the effort to predict which candidate would be most successful in the general election a "fool's errand.""What we realized is that the party needs to have that conversation amongst itself. It's really not the role of the editorial board to determine the future of the Democratic Party," Kingsbury said.But she revealed that, following heightened tensions with Iran after President Trump's decision to kill Qasem Soleimani, she went ahead and drafted an endorsement of Biden, citing his opposition to the war in Afghanistan."Right after we had the outbreak of conflict with

Yahoo! TVJan 23, 2020
Gary Janetti's Animated Prince George Comedy (With Meghan Markle and All!) Gets HBO Max Series Order
Well, this should be royally fun. HBO Max has given a series order to The Prince, an animated comedy series created by Gary Janetti (Family Guy), whose Instagram account hilariously satires British Royals through the eyes of a young Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William and Princess Kate. Janetti will voice the titular […]

Whoopi Goldberg Accepts Patrick Stewart's Offer to Reprise Her 'Star Trek' Role in 'Picard' (Yahoo! TV)
Meghan McCain brushes off Elizabeth Warren's pledge to staff half her cabinet with women: 'None' will 'probably represent my beliefs' (Yahoo! TV)

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.

VultureJan 23, 2020
Jim Lehrer, Legendary PBS NewsHour Anchor, Is Dead at 85
The famed journalist is survived by his wife and daughters.

R.I.P. PBS NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer (AV Club Films)

Billboard Music NewsJan 23, 2020
'Mean Girls' Musical Being Adapted Into a Movie
Mean Girls will soon be singing and dancing its way back to the big screen. The Broadway musical adaptation of the 2004 teen comedy will now be...

Time EntertainmentJan 23, 2020
Jim Lehrer, Longtime Host of PBS NewsHour, Dies at 85
Lehrer spent decades as the anchor for the nightly broadcast before retiring

Playbill NewsJan 23, 2020
Emmy Winner Joe Pantoliano Will Star in World Premiere of Drift Off-Broadway
Bobby Moresco will direct the limited engagement at New World Stages.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJan 23, 2020
Jean-Paul Gaultier's last fashion show
The French designer has said goodbye to his 50-year runway career in Paris but says he will not stop working.

Yahoo! ArtsJan 23, 2020
Alarmists Were Wrong about the Soleimani Strike
Two weeks ago, the United States seemed on the brink of starting another war in the Middle East after a drone strike killed Iran's most notorious spymaster, Qasem Soleimani, as he departed an international airport in Baghdad. The shadowy general, in charge of the Iranian equivalent of the CIA, was one of the most effective operatives in the Middle East's history. He built a sprawling army of proxy militias throughout the region and helped expand Tehran's dominance in nearby countries.But the dust has now settled, and none of the doomsday scenarios that so many in the media warned about has come to pass. It is true that Iran launched a missile attack into U.S. bases in Iraq, but the attack was merely symbolic. As Iraqi officials revealed the following day, Iran had informed them of an imminent attack on U.S. bases, a message that the Iraqis promptly and predictably passed on to the Americans. No fatalities were recorded, but the Iranian regime still told its followers that dozens if not hundreds of Americans were killed as a result of the retaliation.Indeed, none of the doomsday scenarios were plausible to begin with. Iran has a narrow menu of options in terms of escalation against the U.S. It is not interested in a direct war with the U.S., nor are any of its proxies or allies in the region. The regime faces increasingly crippling sanctions imposed by Washington, and domestic unrest is building up with occasional street protests. Also, its allies in Iraq and Lebanon have been under unprecedented pressure from grassroots protests

Yahoo! BooksJan 23, 2020
The mysterious, deadly Wuhan coronavirus may have jumped from snakes to humans, scientists say
The new findings appear to be the most comprehensive understanding of the mysterious virus, known as 2019-nCoV, so far.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJan 23, 2020
Stars turn out for Jean-Paul Gaultier's final show
French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier ends a 50-year career with his last couture runway show.

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.

Democrats use Lindsey Graham's Clinton impeachment speech in Trump Senate trial (Yahoo! Books)
Watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo Perform for Young Fans at Junior Theater Festival (Playbill News)
Weinstein defense grills actress Annabella Sciorra about alleged rape (Reuters Entertainment)
The Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey' Was as Far Out as the Movie (NYTimes Arts)
Eminem Pens Letter to Listeners About New Album: 'This Was Not Made For the Squeamish' (Billboard Music News)
Ari Graynor, Frank Wood, Gabby Beans, and More Tapped for Emily Feldman World Premiere Off-Broadway (Playbill News)
Actress Sciorra on alleged Weinstein rape: 'I couldn't fight anymore' (Reuters Entertainment)
Eminem lyrics: Rapper says album was 'not made for the squeamish' (BBC Entertainment & Arts)
Graham praises Schiff on impeachment presentation: 'You're very well-spoken' (Yahoo! Books)
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…


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.

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…

Metacritic Movie ReviewsNov 15, 2019
Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer
Sex! Gossip! Scandal! For over 60 years, the National Enquirer has pumped out salacious, shocking stories, stretching the limits of journalism and blurring the lines between truth and fiction. Scandalous is the sensational true story of the most infamous tabloid in US history, a wild, probing look at how one newspaper's prescient grasp of its' readers darkest curiosities led it to massive profits and influence. From its coverage of Elvis's death, to Monica Lewinsky and the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the National Enquirer rattled the foundations of American culture and politics, sometimes allegedly using payoffs and blackmail to get its scoops. With rare archival footage and revelations as wild as National Enquirer headlines themselves, Scandalous examines our obsession with the rich, famous and powerful, and the tabloid that has fed those obsessions for generations of Americans.Rated: Not RatedRelease Date: Nov 15, 2019

Movies.com 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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