• Advertisers Start to Return to Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’
    Madison Avenue is in the early stages of making a U-turn for Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal.” Ever since the comedienne sparked controversy by using a vulgar epithet to refer to Ivanka Trump during her May 30 broadcast, most advertisers have avoided the weekly TBS series. For two weeks, the network’s parent company, Turner, has filled […]
  • Film Review: ‘Spiral’
    In France, a man known as Dieudonné appears before crowds who shout out their approval when he claims that the Holocaust has become an engine of “profit.” He then brings an actor onstage in ragged clothes who pretends to be a Jew being deported. Dieudonné is no historical denier; his point is that the Holocaust […]
  • PopPolitics: Robert and Michelle King on How ‘The Good Fight’ Will Again Reflect the Trump Era(Listen)
    WASHINGTON — Robert and Michelle King, the co-creators of “The Good Fight,” say that the third season of the show will delve into “how entertainment is often the enemy.” “We have a plan [for season three] which is that one of the problems in the world is entertainment,” Robert King tells Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM’s political […]
  • Samantha Bee Skewers Trump’s Border Policy, Kirstjen Nielsen on ‘Full Frontal’ (Exclusive Video)
    Samantha Bee’s Wednesday opener for “Full Frontal” did not shy away from decrying Donald Trump’s new executive order to remedy his “policy-not-a-policy” on separating families at the border. She kicked her monologue off by commiserating with her audience, offering that “if like most people you’ve been feeling a little uncomfortable this week with our new […]
  • TV News Roundup: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Team Launches Women’s Rights Campaign with Equality Now
    In today’s roundup, “The Handmaid’s Tale” launches a campaign with international womens’ rights organization, Equality Now, while the Paley Center for Media reveals their upcoming screening series, which is set to feature a reunion of “West Side Story” cast members George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn, and Eliot Feld. FIRST LOOKS Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” […]
  • Film Review: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’
    First it was drugs. “Sicario” captured that threat as few movies have, depicting the brutality with which cartels control the flow of illegal substances across the U.S.-Mexico border, and imagining a no-nonsense response by a shadowy group of American enforcers every bit as corrupt as the criminals they’re attempting to extinguish. Now, the cartels are […]
  • Universal Starts Direct Distribution in Hong Kong, Appoints Anita Cheung
    Universal Pictures is taking direct distribution control of its movie releases in Hong Kong and has appointed Anita Cheung Woon-man to head its new outpost in Hong Kong. For more than 10 years, Universal movie titles have been sub-distributed in Hong Kong through Edko Films. Cheung joins from 20th Century Fox, where she has worked […]
  • Film News Roundup: Jane Fonda to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Michael Moore’s Festival
    In today’s film news roundup, Jane Fonda is set for an award at Michael Moore’s film festival, Shout Factory buys Angie Wang’s crime drama “MDMA,” and the Palm Springs festival sets its opening and closing dates. HONOR Jane Fonda will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, which […]
  • Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant Barred Entry Into Film Academy
    Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant may have an Oscar to show for his and director Glen Keane’s animated short film “Dear Basketball,” but he won’t be granted entry into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Individuals who win an Academy Award or are nominated for one are often considered for inclusion in the […]
  • ‘Westworld’ Actor Jonathan Tucker, ‘New Girl’ EP Liz Meriwether Join Talent Denouncing Fox News
    The number of current and former Fox creators publicly criticizing the company’s news division is growing. Jonathan Tucker, who recurred this season on HBO’s “Westworld,” announced via Twitter Wednesday that he would donate money from past Fox projects to RAICES, a Texas non-profit serving immigrant children and families. Tucker wrote, “used to watch @FoxNews programs […]