• Film Review: ‘Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk’
    Warning: While watching “Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk,” a coming-of-age dramedy about the disillusionment of a hormonally inflamed young Jehovah’s Witness during the mid-1980s, you may periodically find yourself fearing that you nodded off, or blacked out, and missed key scenes of transition or contextualization. Making a disappointingly inauspicious debut as a feature filmmaker […]
  • Berlin: Asian Brilliant Stars Hands out Talent Awards
    Israel’s Samuel Maoz was named as best director on Wednesday evening at the Asian Brilliant Stars Awards in Berlin. The event was a smoother presentation than the first edition, held on the margins of the Berlin Film Festival last year, but currently lacks obvious impact. Organizers, from China’s Movie View International publication, suggest that the […]
  • Korean Stage Director Lee Yoon-taek Accused of Rape
    Lee Yoon-taek, artistic director of Yeonheedan, one of South Korea’s top theater groups, has been accused of sexual violence, including rape. The case is the latest scandal as the #MeToo campaign slowly gathers momentum in Korea’s art and culture sectors, which are deeply male-dominated. Lee held a press conference Tuesday. There he said he deeply […]
  • Norway’s ‘Home Ground’ Bows in Berlinale Series
    In town for the Berlin Film Festival, Norwegian prod-co Motlys world premiered their Norwegian soccer drama “Home Ground,” on Tuesday Feb. 20. A day later, Norwegian broadcaster NRK announced they had recommissioned the series for a second season. Originally produced by Motlys for NRK, and set to premiere in Norway on March 4, DR is […]
  • Parkland Survivors, Parents of Victims Challenge NRA, D.C. Politicos at CNN Town Hall
    One of the highlights of CNN’s Wednesday town hall on guns came when Cameron Kasky, a student survivor of the Florida school shooting, stood several feet away from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and challenged him, “Can you tell me you won’t take a single donation from the NRA?” Cheers erupted in the crowd, a gathering […]
  • HBO Renews ‘High Maintenance’ and ‘Crashing’ for Season 3
    The laughs will keep on coming at HBO. The cabler has renewed two of its half-hour comedies, “High Maintenance” and “Crashing,” for third seasons. “High Maintenance,” which is created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, returned for its 10-episode second season run on January 19. Providing a peek into the cramped apartments, grinding routines and urban […]
  • Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cuarón’s ‘Zorro’ Movie
    “The Flash’s” Kiersey Clemons will star in Jonás Cuarón’s “Zorro” film “Z” opposite Gael Garcia Bernal. The film will be written and directed by Cuarón and financed by Lantica Media. Set in the near future, “Z” reimagines the classic legend based on the beloved masked swashbuckler. The movie is a co-production between Lantica Pictures and […]
  • TV News Roundup: ‘Scandal’ Books Michael O’Neill in Recurring Guest Role
    In today’s roundup,  ABC casts Michael O’Neill in a recurring guest star role in the final season of “Scandal” and released a promo trailer for the finale of “The Bachelor Winter Games.” CASTING Michael O’Neill will be a recurring guest star on the final season of “Scandal.” He makes his return to ABC & Shondaland […]
  • Kid Rock, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan Sign Country Group Sweet Tea Trio
    Kid Rock and Vector Management founder Ken Levitan have signed country newcomers Sweet Tea Trio via a joint venture. Levitan and Robert Ritchie (Rock) will manage the group, comprised of singers Victoria Camp, Savannah Coker and Kate Falcon. The band was first discovered by Ritchie on YouTube. Sweet Tea Trio was invited to perform on Kid Rock’s […]
  • Film News Roundup: Kristen Bell to Narrate ‘Pandas’ Documentary for Imax
    In today’s film news roundup, Kristen Bell will narrate “Pandas,” David Rubin joins Global Road, and two documentaries are set for release. DOCUMENTARY RELEASE Imax Corp. and Warner Bros. Pictures have selected Kristen Bell to narrate the documentary adventure “Pandas,” a global story about reintroducing captive-born pandas to the wild. The film will be released […]