A haunting ghost story in ‘The Eternal Daughter’

A gentle and mournful spell is cast by Joanna Hogg’s “The Eternal Daughter,” a ghost story where memory is manifested — visited, intruded upon and, finally, made to glow. The film begins, enchantingly, with fog drifting through barren tree branches and a white taxi winding through a country road. The gothic mood is immediately cozily … Read more

‘George & Tammy’ pulls back the curtain on country icons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In preparation for their upcoming series “George & Tammy,” Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain spent months learning the songs that George Jones and Tammy Wynette made famous, working with a vocal coach and making the pilgrimage to Nashville to record. “The studio we recorded at butted up against the cemetery where George … Read more

Holiday TV: New musicals, romcoms, specials arrive in a flurry this month

It’s December and pretty much every network and streaming service seemingly has a show aimed at spreading holiday cheer. For those looking to skip reruns of Christmases past, there’s a bounty of fresh shows and specials targeted to traditionalists, romantics and family-friendly entertainment. For those hungry for more, or just plain hungry, this guide has … Read more

The aptly titled ‘Violent Night’ is big on gore, but not much more

“Violent Night” – ★ ★ If only “Violent Night” could have snagged Bruce Willis to play Santa Claus … No. That bit of inspired casting could only marginally improve this witless exercise in stupidity pandering to “quality kills” horror aficionados, but with its emphasis on “quantity kills.” Accurately promoted as “Die Hard” meets “Home Alone” … Read more

What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer

Is Fleetwood Mac’s landmark album “Rumours” better than “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar? Should “Tapestry” by Carole King be ranked higher or lower than “Thriller” by Michael Jackson? Rolling Stone magazine has some answers in a new book that’s sure to spark conversations — “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” It’s where … Read more

New to streaming: Lizzo, ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘The Woman King’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. Movies • When the Mars Rover Opportunity, nicknamed Oppy, launched in 2003, it was only supposed to last 90 sols (or Mars days). But 15 years later it was still … Read more

The Rockettes bring ‘A Holiday Spectacular’ to Hallmark Channel

One of New York’s most popular attractions at this time of year has, it turns out, the makings of a cable movie. Radio City Music Hall’s high-kicking Rockettes draw crowds to the legendary showplace’s holiday show annually, a fact that yields the new Hallmark Channel feature “A Holiday Spectacular” Sunday, Nov. 27. Set in the … Read more

Widescreen: Four things I’m thankful for in entertainment this year

The new edition of ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ John Hughes’ Thanksgiving classic got a new 4K/Blu-ray release this week that includes a mother lode of deleted material, including extra scenes with John Candy and Steve Martin that fans have long heard about but never had the chance to see. The movie itself is perfect as … Read more

Just as Spielberg’s life story ‘Fabelmans’ finally starts rolling, it ends

“The Fabelmans” – ★ ★ This should have been a real-life superhero origin movie with youthful stand-ins serving as early versions of Steven Spielberg before he evolved into a beloved super filmmaker of his generation. Instead, the sometimes-amusing family drama “The Fabelmans” doesn’t leap to cinematic life until its final 10 minutes, at which time … Read more

‘Wakanda Forever’ extends reign, ‘She Said’ struggles

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” extended its box-office reign in its second week of release with $67 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “She Said,” about the journalistic investigation into Harvey Weinstein, struggled in wide release. Source link