Fox News’ Laura Ingraham suggested Wednesday night that the military should be defunded because of a high-ranking official’s defense of critical race theory. On Wednesday, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley defended critical race theory during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, asking, “What is wrong with understanding … the country for which we are here to defend?” Ingraham was not happy with his responses when her show rolled around at 10 p.m. ET. “We are sending out
Three young Koreans form a love triangle in this film about the fleeting innocence of youth.
On September 24, an previously unreleased 1968 live album by Johnny Cash that was recorded by Owsley “Bear” Stanley, the Grateful Dead’s legendary concert documentarian (and lysergic sherpa), will be issued by the Owsley Stanley Foundation and Renew Records/BMG. “Bear’s Sonic Journals: Johnny Cash, at the Carousel Ballroom, April 24 1968,” is a 28-song concert […]
Despite an unprecedentedly difficult year, the Chinese film industry has come roaring back. In August 2020, China became the first country in the world to achieve “full box office recovery,” according to the U.K.-based industry analytics firm Gower Street. Remarkably, Chinese box office data as of mid-June 2021 is tracking 1% ahead of the same […]
Great British soccer star Jamie Vardy has teamed up with Love Productions USA on a new documentary series, “Rhino Reboot,” that will see him attempt to rebuild underdog soccer team The Rochester Rhinos. Vardy, a Premier League soccer player who has also played for England, co-owns the Rhinos along with Sacramento Kings co-owners David and […]
YouTube is officially dominating the social media scene in 2021 — now eclipsing Facebook and its counterparts on the leaderboard. A whopping eight in 10, or 81%, of Americans say they use YouTube, according to data from Washington, D.C.-based think tank Pew Research Center. That’s up by 8% since 2019, while usage of Facebook remained the same at 69%. A spokesperson for YouTube attributed the growth to its investment in short videos, livestreaming and an emerging commerce strategy during the home
To what lengths will a desperate mother go to recover her kidnapped daughter? That’s the central question posed in Belgian-Romanian director Teodora Ana Mihai’s first fiction feature “La Civil,” which is set to debut at the Cannes Festival in the Un Certain Regard section. “La Civil” was produced by Hans Everaert’s Menuetto with the assistance […]
It’s a face off between Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba and Regina King in “The Harder They Fall,” and if the western’s trailer is any indication, audiences need to get ready for a dirty, dusty and dangerous ride. On Thursday, Netflix released the first full look at the highly-anticipated western starring Majors, Elba, King, Zazie Beetz […]
“The Harder They Fall” is no ordinary Western. Though it’s the story of an outlaw (played by Jonathan Majors) seeking vengeance on his enemy (Idris Elba), the film’s primarily Black cast, contemporary soundtrack and modernized take on the genre make it a totally new kind of revenge story. Jeymes Samuel is directing “The Harder They Fall” for Netflix, and he has assembled an impressive bunch of stars, led by Majors and Elba. The rest of the cast includes Zazie Beetz, LaKeith Stanfield, Regina Kin
Open AP and AT&T’s Xandr were once seen as staunch rivals. Indeed, WarnerMedia, one of Open AP’s founders, broke away from the company once AT&T started showing ambitions of dabbling in the new technology that fuels modern advertising. Now the two companies are shaking hands and getting ready to play, not fight, in the same […]
As Europe’s summer film festivals restart after taking a year of COVID-prompted pause — the notable exception being Venice — the Cannes Film Festival shift into July has caused an August overload. But the disruption hasn’t dampened enthusiasm on the circuit. With no shortage of movies to launch and vaccinated local audiences keen to get […]
The Locarno Film Festival will open this year’s 74th edition on Aug. 4 with the world premiere of Italian director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino’s latest thriller “Beckett,” starring John David Washington, Boyd Holbrook, Vicky Krieps and Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander. After the film’s Locarno premiere, Netflix will launch the film worldwide on Aug. 13. “Beckett’s” presence marks […]
A new movie starring Casey Affleck leads this month's Sky Cinema offering, with Daniel Craig's detective and Bill and Ted also debuting.
Super-producer and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has joined his fellow artists working in the beleaguered theater and music industries in taking legal steps to get the U.K. government to release results of its ongoing Events Research Program. The program was set up to examine the risk of transmission of COVID-19 from attendance at events and […]
Hidden behind the doors of their newly built semi-detached house, the couple have created a skaters paradise.
With “The Deep House,” the French director duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have revamped the haunted house genre by shooting almost the entire film under water. The buzzy title, which was produced by Radar Films with Logical Pictures and is releasing in French cinemas next week, caught the eye of Jason Blum’s horror film […]