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New York cinemas reopen after almost a year

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK — After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last 12 months instead read messages like “Wear a mask” and “We’ll be back soon.” Shortly after noon at the Angelika Film Center on Houston Street, Holly Stillman was already feeling emotional coming out of the first New York showing of Lee Isaac Chung’s tender family drama “Minari.” “My mask is drenched,”...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Politics, New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, New York City, Amc, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Ifc


TV Bits: ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2, Craig Robinson’s ‘Killing It’, Rose Byrne in ‘Physical’, Judy Greer Joins ‘The First Lady’ & More

In this edition of TV Bits: Peacock picked up new shows starring Craig Robinson and Chris Redd Get a first look at Rose Byrne in the Apple TV+ series Physical Find out who Judy Greer is playing in Showtime’s First Lady See the first photos from Jamie Foxx‘s new series Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me Hear about BBC’s latest streaming service All that and more First up, Peacock has ordered two new scripted series to add to the streaming service’s library. An Untitled Craig Robinson Project former...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, UK, Hollywood, Television, Viola Davis, Movies, California, White House, Amc, US, America, Atlanta, Bbc, Netflix, Harvard


Showtime’s The First Lady Adds O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama

Showtime’s The First Lady adds O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama The cast for Showtime’s The First Lady series is beginning to round out as The Handmaid’s Tale alum O-T Fagbenle has signed on to star as 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, according to Variety. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "function"){ admiral_status = readAdmiralCookie(); } if (type...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, United States, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News


‘The First Lady’: ‘The Crown’ Actress Gillian Anderson to Play Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime Drama

Gillian Anderson is moving from playing one historical figure to another. The X-Files star, who recently earned her sixth career Golden Globe nomination for her work as Margaret Thatcher on Netflix’s acclaimed costume drama The Crown, will soon suit up to play Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady (working title), a new series coming to Showtime that already has Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer on board to star. The show is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told throug...
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Supreme Court, Drama, Casting, Washington, White House, America, Netflix, United States, Margaret Thatcher, Ford, United Nations, Showtime, Davis


Podcast Mania: The Russo Brothers, Ava DuVernay, DC Comics, and More Announce New Podcasts

Spotify is one of the key players in the audio space, but as you might expect, there are several other companies that want a sliver of that pie. In an effort to differentiate themselves, drive listeners to their platform, and hopefully convert some of those listeners into premium subscribers, Spotify is partnering with several recognizable Hollywood (and Hollywood-adjacent) names on celebrity podcasts and new shows based around brands like DC Comics. Get the latest on newly announced projects f...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, Movies, America, Barack Obama, Selma, Batman, Dc, Ava Duvernay, Russo brothers, Anthony, Catwoman, Jim Lee, DuVernay


‘Gaslit’: Watergate Drama Series With Julia Roberts and Sean Penn Heads to Starz

Gaslit, a Watergate drama series based on the Slow Burn podcast, has found a home at Starz. Julia Roberts and Sean Penn are set to star in the series, which has gone through a few changes in the last few months. At one point, Joel Edgerton was set to star and direct – but Edgerton is no longer involved. Armie Hammer was also originally part of the cast, but he’s since dropped out. The series is described as “a modern take” on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. N...
Tags: Television, Movies, White House, Julia-Roberts, Starz, Armie Hammer, Joel Edgerton, True Story, Mitchell, Sean-Penn, Nixon, Roberts, Watergate, John Mitchell, Martha, Richard Nixon


Showtime’s The First Lady Casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt

Showtime’s The First Lady casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt Just a few days after adding Judy Greer (Halloween) to the ensemble roster, Showtime’s The First Lady has rounded out its central cast as Golden Globe and Emmy winner Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) has signed on to star as Eleanor Roosevelt, according to Deadline. RELATED: Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone


Starz Acquires Penn & Roberts-Led Gaslit Series, Minus Hammer & Edgerton

Starz acquires Penn & Roberts-led Gaslit series, Minus Hammer & Edgerton Just over a year after the Watergate drama was first announced to be in development at Universal Content Productions, Starz has acquired the Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) and Julia Roberts (Homecoming)-starring anthology drama Gaslit. RELATED: Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = P...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Movies, White House, Fbi, Julia Roberts, Showtime, TV News, Starz, Armie Hammer, Joel Edgerton, Mitchell, Penn, Sean Penn, Nixon


TV Bits: ‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’, ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity’, ‘First Lady’, ‘Mom’, ‘Neglected Murderesses’ & More

In this edition of TV Bits, here’s what we’ve got: HBO Max renews Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and Tiny Toons Looniversity Showtime’s First Lady adds Aaron Eckhart to the cast Mom is coming to an end at CBS Cobra Kai creators have a new animated comedy at FOX Norman Reedus is setting up a new series at AMC All that and more! First up, HBO Max must be keen on what the upcoming animated shows Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and Tiny Toons Looniversity will be bringing to the table. The s...
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Melissa Mcbride, Norman Reedus, White House, Amc, Apple TV, Fox, United States, House Of Representatives, Showtime, Michelle Obama, Cbs, Michigan, Nick Bakay


Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady

Judy Greer replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady With the Emmy-winning creator/director/star of Better Things having to step down due to a scheduling conflict, Showtime’s anthology series The First Lady is making a change to its roster as Judy Greer (Halloween) has signed on to star as Nancy Howe in place of originally cast Pamela Adlon, according to Deadline. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford if ( ! ezoic_tes...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone


Allison Janney-Led Sitcom Mom Officially Ending With Season 8

Allison Janney-Led Sitcom Mom Officially Ending With Season 8 CBS has announced that they’ve officially decided not to give their long-running sitcom Mom a ninth season renewal. This comes five months after lead star Anna Faris’ surprising exit as Christy Plunkett just before the current eighth season had premiered. The Allison Janey-led series is currently scheduled to conclude its eighth season-run on May 6, 2021. if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = P...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, White House, TV News, Cbs, Nick Bakay, Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Mom, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Christy, Kristen Johnston, Gemma Baker, Bonnie Plunkett, Chuck Lorre Eddie Gorodetsky


Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford

Showtime’s The First Lady adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford Just a few weeks after expanding its roster with the additions of Jayme Lawson (The Batman) and Kristine Froseth (The Assistant), the cast for Showtime’s The First Lady limited series is growing as Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) has signed on to star as former President Gerald Ford, according to Variety. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Jayme Lawson & Kristine Froseth if ( ! ezoic_test() ) {...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone


George C. Wolfe to Helm Bayard Rustin Biopic For Netflix

George C. Wolfe to helm Bayard Rustin biopic for Netflix Coming off from the critical success of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Tony-winning director George C. Wolfe has found his next project with Netflix as he officially signs on to helm the streamer’s newest biopic titled Rustin, centering around civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. According to Deadline, the film will be produced by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, who recently put their six new Net...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Barack Obama, Netflix, Oscar, Michelle Obama, Streaming, George C. Wolfe, Bayard Rustin, Rustin, ComingSoon, Movie News, Bruce Cohen, Barack Michelle Obama, Priya Swaminathan, Helm Bayard Rustin


‘Rustin’: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Director George C. Wolfe Directing Netflix Movie About Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom director George C. Wolfe has another Netflix movie lined-up: Rustin, a feature from Higher Ground Productions, the production company formed by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. The feature will tell the story of Bayard Rustin, an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights. The news comes straight from Netflix that George C. Wolfe will direct Rustin. Dustin Lance Black, who wrote Milk...
Tags: Movies, Obama, Washington, Wikipedia, Barack Obama, CIO, Netflix, Ronald Reagan, Michelle Obama, Cambodia, Vietnam, AFL, King, Haiti, True Story, Barack


‘Waffles + Mochi’ Trailer: Michelle Obama and Two Cute Puppets Take a Global Food Tour

Come for the delicious food shots, stay for Jack Black happily shouting, “Waffles! Mochi!” Waffles + Mochi has a hell of a pitch — Michelle Obama and a couple of puppets host a children’s cooking show — but despite the Mad Libs effect of that sentence, the new Netflix unscripted series looks like an utter delight. Watch the Waffles + Mochi trailer below. Waffles and Mochi Trailer Well this looks totally charming. Waffles + Mochi is the latest cooking show from Netflix — following the fo...
Tags: Japan, Television, Movies, Barack Obama, Netflix, Italy, Michelle Obama, Peru, Jack Black, Barack, Mochi, Andes, Mrs Obama, Waffle, Waffles, TV Trailer


‘Waffles + Mochi’ is a New Netflix Cooking Show Featuring Michelle Obama and Some Puppets

Michelle Obama is hosting a brand new children’s cooking show on Netflix, with the help of some adorable little puppets. The former first lady is launching Waffles + Mochi, a 10-episode series that aims to introduce children to food from all around the world. Michelle Obama will be stepping in front of the camera as the host of Waffles + Mochi, the latest project under her and former President Barack Obama’s partnership with Netflix. While the pair have mostly produced the titles through the...
Tags: Japan, Television, Movies, Obama, Barack Obama, Netflix, Italy, Michelle Obama, Peru, Barack, Mochi, Andes, Mrs Obama, Waffles, Jeremy Konner, Food/Drink


Higher Ground Productions Announces Next Wave of Obama-Produced Movies and Shows on Netflix

Higher Ground Productions, the production company formed by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, has announced a new line-up of film and TV productions as part of their partnership with Netflix. While the first wave included primarily documentaries like American Factory, Crip Camp, and Becoming, and the new titles include a sci-fi film called Satellite, a YA series called Firekeeper’s Daughter, and a few more features, as well as a docuseries about the National Pa...
Tags: Television, Movies, Obama, Documentary, Barack Obama, Netflix, Everest, New York Times, Adaptation, Michelle Obama, BAFTA, Michael Lewis, Ted Sarandos, Rian Johnson, Black, Barack


Spirited: Octavia Spencer In Talks to Join Ferrell & Reynolds in Apple’s Musical Film

Spirited: Octavia Spencer in talks to Jjoin Ferrell & Reynolds in Apple’s musical film According to Collider, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures, The Shape of Water) has entered negotiations to star opposite Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds in Apple Studios’ upcoming musical reimagining titled Spirited based on the classic tale A Christmas Carol. Should the deal pushes through, this project would mark Spencer’s latest collaboration with Apple TV+, which is currently working on the sec...
Tags: Apple, Movies, White House, Bill Murray, Streaming, Charles Dickens, Robert Zemeckis, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Dick, Carol, Octavia Spencer, Spencer, Morris, Ferrell, John Morris


‘Bag Man’: Ben Stiller Producing Movie Adaptation of Rachel Maddow Podcast About Spiro Agnew Scandal

Podcasts are increasingly becoming source material for films and TV shows, and the latest is Bag Man, which is now being developed as a movie by Ben Stiller and Focus Features. The Bag Man podcast comes from Rachel Maddow and MSNBC and focuses on the “true story of one of the most brazen political bribery scandals in American history.” Stiller will produce the movie adaptation and co-write the script. Richard Nixon’s Vice President, Spiro Agnew, wasn’t involved with Watergate – but he did ha...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Movies, Maryland, White House, United States, Adaptation, Ben-Stiller, Msnbc, True Story, Trump, Nixon, Stiller, Richard Nixon, Agnew, Maddow, Spiro Agnew


Barack & Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Unveils New Slate of Netflix Projects

Barack & Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground unveils new slate of Netflix projects After signing a first-look deal with the streamer in 2018 and partnering for three acclaimed projects since, Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions has unveiled a slate of six new projects in development at Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Passing: Netflix Nabs Global Rights to Rebecca Hall’s Directorial Debut if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Barack Obama, Netflix, Michelle Obama, TV News, Streaming, Mars, Ted Sarandos, Rian Johnson, Barack, Rebecca Hall, Obamas, Spades, Selah, Mohsin Hamid


Ben Stiller To Helm Film Adaptation of Maddow’s Bag Man

Ben Stiller To Helm Film Adaptation of Maddow’s Bag Man While already keeping his dance card full of small-screen projects, Ben Stiller (Escape at Dannemora) has eyed another new project to step into the director’s chair on the big screen with a feature adaptation of Rachel Maddow’s podcast Bag Man, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Ben Stiller to Helm London, Oscar Isaac to Star if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gpt...
Tags: Apple, Rachel Maddow, Movies, Maryland, White House, US, United States, Ben Stiller, Msnbc, Lorne Michaels, Nixon, George H W Bush, Stiller, Richard Nixon, Agnew, Maddow


‘President’ Review: An Eye-Opening Chronicle of Zimbabwe’s Harrowing Struggle for True Democracy [Sundance 2021]

America just scraped through an election where the President of the United States and a radical sect of his colleagues and constituents incorrectly claimed that there was fraud that resulted in the Republican party losing the presidency. But this is nothing compared to the level of election corruption that has plagued an African nation for over 40 years. In her new documentary President, director Camilla Nielsson provides an up close and comprehensive look at the supposedly “free, fair, and cre...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, America, Barack Obama, Movie Reviews, United States, President, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Camilla Nielsson, Sundance, Don, Emmerson Mnangagwa, MDC, ZEC, Mnangagwa


Cicely Tyson, Hollywood Trailblazer in TV and Film, is Dead at 96

Trailblazing Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson, perhaps best known for her Oscar-nominated turn in 1972’s Sounder, has died. She was 96. Variety reports that Emmy and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson, whose career in theater, film, and television spanned seven decades, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 96. A family statement did not reveal the cause. “I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a state...
Tags: Death, New York, Hollywood, Viola Davis, Movies, Abc, Barack Obama, Miles Davis, Time Magazine, Emmy, William, Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Angela Bassett, Ebony, Tyler Perry


Legendary Actress Cicely Tyson Dies at 96

Cicely Tyson, the legendary actress whose career spanned more than seven decades and became known for her portrayal of strong Black women, has died at the age of 96. According to the Associated Press, Tyson’s death was announced by her family (via her manager Larry Thompson) and no other details were immediately provided. “With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon. At this time, please allow the family their privacy,” the statement issued ...
Tags: Celebs, Movies, Entertainment, Barack Obama, Broadway, Pop Culture, Jazz, Black, Thompson, Tony, Cicely Tyson, Tyson, Larry Thompson, R.I.P, Celebrity Deaths, Louis Gossett


Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking actress, dies at 96

By Hillel Italie and Mark Kennedy | Associated PressNEW YORK — Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in "Sounder," a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers' hearts in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," died Thursday at age 96.Tyson's death was announced by her family, via her manager Larry Thompson, who did not immediately provide additional details."With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cice...
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Disney+ Removes Several “Racist” Films From Children’s Section

Disney has resumed in its crusade of being moral arbiters as they have designated a few of their films as being inappropriate for children due to their “racist content”, removing them from the children’s section of their Disney+ service. So far, it was learned that Peter Pan, Dumbo, The Aristocats, and Swiss Family Robinson were […]
Tags: Politics, Movies, Children, Internet, Disney, International, Racism, Anime, Peter Pan Dumbo


‘Young Rock’ Trailer: Full Trailer for NBC Sitcom Takes You Back to Dwayne Johnson’s Childhood

Dwayne Johnson has had a pretty amazing life. A wrestler-turned-football-player-turned-actor, the multi-hyphenate is one of the most recognizable (and well-paid) faces in the world. But every famous figure has to come from somewhere, and that’s exactly what Young Rock explores. The NBC sitcom, created by Fresh Off the Boat creators Nanatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang tells the story of, well, the young Rock, stretching back to when he was a boy living in Hawaii, to his young adulthood as an aspiring...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Dwayne-Johnson, White House, Rock, Hawaii, Nashville, Johnson, True Story, University Of Miami, Nashville Tennessee, s Television Critics Association, Warren Sapp, Randall Park


Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Jayme Lawson & Kristine Froseth

Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Jayme Lawson & Kristine Froseth According to Variety, newcomer Jayme Lawson and Kristine Froseth (The Society, The Assistant) have been tapped to join A-list stars Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer in Showtime’s upcoming anthology series titled The First Lady. Lawson and Froseth are set to portray the roles of a young Michelle Obama and a young Betty Ford, respectively. Lawson, who will next be seen in Matt Reeves’ highly-anticipated The Batman, has been cast a...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Ford, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News


The First Lady: Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Viola Davis in New Showtime Series

The First Lady: Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Viola Davis in New Showtime Series Oscar nominated-actress Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Liaisons) is finally making her TV comeback as she officially signs on for one of the leading roles in Showtime’s upcoming anthology series titled The First Lady. This project marks the acclaimed actress’ first major TV project after three years since starring in HBO’s 2017 television film The Wizard of Lies. In addition, Golden Globe winner Susanne Bier (The Undoin...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, White House, US, America, Ford, Showtime, Showtime Networks, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone, Cathy Schulman, Michelle


‘The First Lady’: Michelle Pfeiffer Will Play Betty Ford in Showtime Anthology Series

Michelle Pfeiffer will play Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, in Showtime’s The First Lady. The anthology series is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House,” with season one focusing on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Viola Davis is executive producing the show and will also appear as Michelle Obama, while The Undoing director Susanne Bier will helm the series....
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Casting, Washington, White House, America, United States, Showtime, Michelle Obama, True Story, Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle, Gerald Ford, Susanne, Susanne Bier



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