Things We Saw Today: If Picard Is Just Several Hours of Him Petting a Dog … That’s Fine

We are six days from the launch of the first episode of Picard. The highly-anticipated sequel series to Star Trek: The Next Generation will debut on CBS All Access on January 23, but TV Insider has a clip on some of the first minutes of the series and they’re pretty wonderful. We see a happily

Does the Oscar-nominated 1917 have anything new to say about war?

For the second Film Club of the year, A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife sit down to discuss 1917, the “one-shot” World War I film from director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins. Join our critics as they discuss why this recently minted Oscar favorite feels like an empty technical showcase. Read more… Source link

Our critics sat through Dolittle so that you don't have to

For the first Film Club of the year, A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife are taking a look at Dolittle, the wholly unnecessary reboot of Hugh Lofting’s children’s lit series starring Robert Downey Jr. in his first post-Endgame film. Join our critics as they try to figure out who thought this was a good idea, and

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Teaser: Watch Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington’s Emmy Contender

Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere” is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestselling novel, and a teaser released Friday hints at the questions of class privilege, gender and race explored by the story — all framed by the arson that gives the book its title. At the TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA, stars and

Tyler Perry brings his dramatic clumsiness to Netflix with the thriller A Fall From Grace

Tyler Perry Studios has grown into a filmmaking empire that includes its own fully functioning studio lot. But rather than enabling Perry to make more ambitious, larger-scale movies, his efficient machinery still produces work that’s less polished than vaguely professional-looking. “Vaguely professional-looking”… Read more… Source link

‘No Time to Die’: Hans Zimmer Brings the Smiths’ Johnny Marr Aboard Bond 25 Score

The soundtrack for director Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die” is shaping up to be quite the mind meld. Earlier this week, it was announced that vocal-fried pop queen of doom du jour Billie Eilish has written and will perform the film’s theme song — and, at 18, she’s the youngest

Is The Ugly Truth the worst romantic comedy ever made?

Since When Romance Met Comedy kicked off 2019 with an impassioned defense of Katherine Heigl and 27 Dresses, it seems only fair that I kick off 2020 by taking a look at the more questionable side of her rom-com oeuvre. Because while I stand by my defense of Heigl, there’s no defending her 2009 vehicle

Things We Saw Today: Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani Are The Lovebirds

It is time to crown Issa Rae the new romcom queen, because within a few months, she is going to have two entries into the genre, with The Photograph in February and a new film called The Lovebirds, which comes out April 3rd. The trailer for the latter just released, and the internet is already

Apple Will Release ‘The Banker’ After Allegations of Inaccuracy and Sexual Abuse

After its awards-season release was stymied by allegations of inaccuracy and sexual abuse, “The Banker” has been cleared for release by Apple. The film starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, and Nicholas Hoult will be released theatrically March 6 before dropping on the Apple TV+ two weeks later. The George Nolfi-directed movie is based on

‘Avenue 5’ Review: Hugh Laurie Steers HBO’s Chaotic Space Odyssey Through a Rocky Start

Having eviscerated political systems on both sides of the Atlantic — and then witnessed each democracy devolve further than any satiric takedown could’ve imagined — it makes sense to see Armando Iannucci flee Earth for the final frontier. The creator of “Veep” and “The Thick of It” returns to HBO with “Avenue 5,” a space