RED CARPET: Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez and Usher Light Up Hands of Stone Premiere

The celebrity wattage was through the roof at the New York premiere of the Roberto Duran boxing biopic “Hands of Stone,” Monday evening at the SVA Theater. The film stars Edgar Ramirez as Duran, Robert De Niro as his trainer Ray Arcel, and Usher Raymond IV as legendary fighting rival Sugar Ray Leonard. In addition to the trio of big stars of the film, the screening and red carpet at the SVA Theater also featured cast members Ana De Armas, who plays Duran’s wife; Reuben Blades, as Duran’s sleazy promoter; and Robert De Niro’s real life daughter Drena, who plays Arcel’s estranged daughter ....more

RED CARPET PHOTOS: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski at The Hollars Premiere

John Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt made their first red carpet appearance together since the birth of their second child Violet in June, at the premiere of John’s new film, The Hollars, Thursday evening in Manhattan. The script by Jim Strouse is a dramedy about a dysfunctional family who bicker but try to support each other when the matriarch (Margo Martindale) is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Krasinski and Sharlto Copley play siblings and Richard Jenkins plays their mild-mannered and needy father ....more

Meryl Streep Talks Florence Foster Jenkins at Manhattan Press Conference

Meryl Streep sailed past journalists on the red carpet begging for quotes at the New York premiere last week of her new film, Florence Foster Jenkins. But earlier in the day, where she held court at a press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Streep was relaxed and talkative, joined by co-stars Hugh Grant, The Big Bang’s Simon Helberg (in a terrific breakout role) and director Stephen Frears (“The Queen”). Streep plays the real-life 1940’s Manhattan socialite who had illusions of grandeur that she was a talented opera singer ....more

Kendall Jenner Covers Vogue’s September Issue – She’s Not What You Think

It takes that certain something to be on the cover of Vogue – the September issue, no less – and make it seem subdued. But Kendall Jenner somehow makes it work. The colors of the cover are somewhat demure grays and earth tones, and she doesn’t have a lot of makeup on ....more

Sarah Hyland’s XOXO Premieres on Netflix 8/26 – Watch the Trailer

Sarah Hyland’s XOXO | Netflix I love Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley Dunphy on Modern Family, so I’m looking forward to seeing her new film, XOXO, which launches globally on Netflix on August 26. I must admit, though, I found myself wishing it was a series, because I’m always looking for a good series to watch, and this sounds like it’d make a great one. And by the way, have you seen Stranger Things yet? ...more

Hugh Grant Hilariously Talks Up Florence Foster Jenkins At BAFTA Event

Hugh Grant, probably best known as the caddish but charming fop in many roles, notably the “Bridget Jones” movies, has the best role of his career in his new film, Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep. Hugh plays St. Clair Bayfield, the loving but philandering husband of the real-life 1940’s New York society matron and aspirational opera singer who gave concerts blissfully unaware of how truly awful she sang ....more

Suicide Squad Is Entertaining – Movie Review

Movie: Suicide Squad Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language Released in Theaters: August 5, 2016 Best for Ages: 13+ Genre: Superhero, Action Runtime: 130 minutes Directed by: David Ayer Studio: Universal Cast: Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman Suicide Squad MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Based in the DC Comics universe, Suicide Squad...more

New Movies This Week: Pete’s Dragon, Sausage Party & More

Pete’s Dragon New movies in theaters this week include the raunchy Seth Rogan animated comedy Sausage Party (not for kids!), a reboot of Pete’s Dragon, and Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins, about the true story of a New York heiress. Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week. PETE’S DRAGON Rated PG for action, peril and brief language | Ok for Kids 7+ | In Theaters 8/12 | Disney | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels This re-imagining of the 1977 Disney classic blends live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his best friend Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon ....more

Ice Age: Collision Course is More of the Same – Movie Review

Ice Age: Collision Course Movie: Ice Age: Collision Course Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for mild rude humor and some action/peril Released in Theaters: July 22, 2016 Best for Ages: 6+ Genre: Family, Animated, Sequel Runtime: 100 minutes Directed by: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu Studio: 20th Century Fox Cast: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Simon Pegg, John Leguizamo MOVIE SYNOPSIS: This latest sequel to the popular “Ice Age” franchise finds Manny, Diego, and Sid joining up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that could destroy Earth. MOVIE REVIEW: This is the fifth installment of the popular “Ice Age” franchise, and by this time, we’re pretty familiar with the characters and their personal quirky styles ....more

Star Trek Beyond Stays True to Original TV Series – Movie Review

Star Trek Beyond Movie: Star Trek Beyond Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence Released in Theaters: July 22, 2016 Best for Ages: 12+ Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sequel Runtime: 120 minutes Directed by: Justin Lin Studio: Paramount Cast: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Idris Elba MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a ruthless new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. MOVIE REVIEW: It’s the little show that could. Who knew that when Gene Roddenberry launched the original “Star Trek” TV show in 1966 – which only lasted two seasons, by the way – that it would still be going strong 50 years later? ...more
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