RED CARPET: Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson Shines at Starz ‘Power’ Season 3 Premiere

The season three premiere of “Power” in Manhattan was a parade of beautiful people in gorgeous outfits that rivaled anything you’ve seen on Starz’ most highly rated series. Steeped in the seductive nightlife of New York’s beautiful people and the violent underworld of international drug cartels, “Power” stars Omari Hardwick as James St. Patrick, owner of highly successful and glitzy nightclubs ....more

New Movies This Week: Independence Day 2, Shallows, Free State of Jones

New movies in theaters this week include an “Independence Day” sequel, Matthew McConaughey in “Free State of Jones,” and Blake Lively battling a shark in “The Shallows.” Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week. INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and destruction, and for some language | In Theaters 6/24 (2D, 3D, IMAX 3D) | 20th Century Fox | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels After 1996’s “Independence Day” redefined the event movie genre, this next epic chapter continues the sci-fi thrills. Taking place 20 years after the events of the first film, the international community has recovered and the United Nations has created the Earth Space Defense (ESD), a united global defense program that serves as Earth’s early warning system ....more

Interview: Dhani Harrison on Writing the Score for ‘Seattle Road’

Maximillian Roeg and Julia Voth in “Seattle Road” Dhani Harrison, son of the late George Harrison of the Beatles, has become a film composer. As you’ll discover in this interview, his own band has taken a bit of a backseat to his interest in scoring films, which started with a short film and then the feature “Beautiful Creatures” in 2013, followed by some TV music and last year’s “Learning to Drive,” starring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley. Harrison’s latest work is for an indie...more

New on DVD: ‘Cop Rock’ from Shout! Factory

Cop Rock Cop Rock, the ill-fated ABC series from 1990 produced and co-created by Steven Bochco, is now available in its entirety on DVD from Shout! Factory. Considering its dubious place in TV history (TV Guide famously ranked it among the Worst TV Shows Ever), one might wonder why ....more

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Illuminates Women’s, LGBT Issues

A still from “Sonita” The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is presented by the Human Rights Watch organization....more

Warcraft is Compelling, Visually Stunning – Movie Review

Warcraft Movie: Warcraft Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy violence Released in Theaters: June 10, 2016 (2D, 3D, IMAX 3D) Best for Ages: 12+ Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Based on a Video Game Runtime: 123 minutes Directed by: Duncan Jones Studio: Universal Cast: Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. WARCRAFT – MOVIE REVIEW: “Warcraft” is based on the gaming universe, “World of Warcraft,” but you don’t have to be familiar with it to enjoy this movie. Stunning visuals, great character development, and a compelling story make this an entertaining film for both teens and grownups ....more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Movie Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence Released in Theaters: June 3, 2016 Best for Ages: 11+ Genre: Action/Adventure, Sequel, Superheroes Runtime: 112 minutes Directed by: Dave Green Studio: Paramount Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Stephen Amell MOVIE SYNOPSIS: This movie continues the story of Turtle brothers Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, still living in the sewers and confronting a supervillain named Krang. MOVIE REVIEW: This sequel to 2014’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” continues the story of brothers Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher), Donatello (Jeremy Howard), and Raphael (Alan Ritchson), who are still living in the sewers in the aftermath of Shredder’s (Tohoru Masamune) imprisonment. The superhero Turtles allowed Vern (Will Arnett) to take all the credit for bringing Shredder down, so he’s living large with local fame and a key to the city ....more

New Movies This Week: Finding Dory, Central Intelligence – Preview & Trailers

New movies in theaters this week include “Finding Dory” (a sequel to “Finding Nemo”), and “Central Intelligence,” an action-comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week. FINDING DORY Rated PG for mild thematic elements | In Theaters 6/17 (2D, 3D, IMAX) | Ok for Kids 6+ | Disney Pixar | Reel Preview: 5 of 5 Reels This sweet Disney Pixar movie centers on Dory, the loveable memory-challenged Blue Tang fish, as she searches for answers about her past ....more

RED CARPET PHOTOS: James Franco, Tori Spelling Attend Screening of Lesbian Vampire Thriller – Lifetime Movie

Artistic multi-hyphenate adventurer James Franco has reimagined the Tori Spelling 1996 cult classic, “Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?” as a lesbian-vampire love story for, of all places, the cable channel Lifetime. In the original television movie-of-the-week, Spelling played a naïve young woman shadowed by a creepy, obsessed boyfriend (Ivan Sergei, who also has a cameo in the remake). In the revamp – Franco’s expression – Tori Spelling is back on board, but this time she plays the titular character, a caring but homophobic single mother, who tries to protect her college-student drama major daughter, Leah (Leila George), from her new lover, Pearl (Emily Meade), who she senses is dangerous ....more

2016 Tony Awards Recap – ‘Hamilton’ is One Win Shy of Tying Record Set By ‘The Producers’

“My name is James Corden, and these are what I’ll be awardin’ – no, just you wait, just you wait.” Those were some of the parodied lyrics said by James Corden as he and the cast of “Hamilton” opened the 2016 Tony Awards – lyrics set to the rhythms of the opening number of that show everyone’s talking about. Corden then joked that the show wouldn’t be all about “Hamilton” – there would also be commercial breaks. And indeed, it wasn’t exactly the “Hamiltony’s” as people had joked before the broadcast … but it was...more