‘Call of the Wild’ Is No Box-Office Dog, Lands on the Heels of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

Weekend box office dropped post-Presidents Day,  by the margin expected — but with an unexpected combination of results. “Call of the Wild” performed far better than predicted and nearly beat out “Sonic the Hedgehog” in week two. The pre-weekend consensus had the canine classic remake to gross in the teens, with the video game hitting

What’s Winning the Streaming Wars? CBS All Access Grows, HBO Max Spends, and New Shows Fizzle

War is underway, and battles are being fought every day — for subscribers, of course. The so-called streaming wars are already filled with winners and losers, as shows, networks, and services have been renewed or cancelled, copied or rebranded, expanded or completely shut down, all in the name of Peak TV. But with even more

Interview: Supergirl Bosses Preview The 100th Episode

Katie Yu/The CW Supergirl has faced monsters from outer space, human villains and everything in-between, but how will she cope when she faces one of the scariest things anyone can confront: her own past. That’s the question the Girl of Steel will answer as she flies into her milestone 100th episode tonight on the CW. Mr.

‘The Salt of Tears’ Review: Philippe Garrel’s Lighthearted Movie About a Terrible Person

It takes a few beats to get through the quaint setup in “The Salt of Tears” and recognize its protagonist is an asshole. That’s Luc (sullen newcomer Logann Antuofermo), the young aspiring cabinetmaker at the center of French director Philippe Garrel’s latest stab at generational angst and ill-fated love. Over the course of this spry

‘Babies’ Review: Clinical Netflix Doc Series About Toddlers Puts Academics Over Experiences

Babies can’t really talk. At least not in the way that documentary participants tend to. It’s an unfortunate fact that puts the Netflix series “Babies” at a bit of a disadvantage — making a six-part series about toddlers means that it’s impossible to get traditional input from its main subjects. What “Babies” chooses instead to

‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Review: A Sequel No One Needed Inside a Thriller No One Will Understand

Confusion is baked right into the title. Four years after “The Boy” scared up a few bucks at the box office, director William Brent Bell and screenwriter Stacey Menear return with a new vision of what fresh terrors said boy (he’s a doll, okay, why did no one just call this movie “The Doll” and

‘Bad Education’ Teaser: Hugh Jackman Enters the Emmy Race as a High School Boss Caught in a Scandal

At last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, HBO scooped up Cory Finley’s buzzed-about dark comedy “Bad Education” for just shy of a cool $20 million. That’s great news for the ripped-from-the-headlines film, which earned star Hugh Jackman raves for his turn as an embezzling high-school superintendent, and its potential to reach a massive global audience.

Pixar loses a little of the magic with Onward

Just about every Pixar movie transports audiences to a shiny new world of wonder: the depths of the ocean, the deepest reaches of space, the inside of the human brain. But the key to the studio’s enduring popularity may be the way it tethers those meticulously crafted backdrops to stories of relatable emotion and… Read

Mary Shelley Deserved Better on Doctor Who

(BBC) **Spoilers ahead for Doctor Who Series 12.** BBC’s recent Doctor Who episode “The Haunting of Villa Diodati” has a lot going for it. It trots along at a good pace, it has a creepy new take on a classic monster, and it’s effectively spooky. Admittedly, the idea of throwing Frankenstein author Mary Shelley into