Archive for: January 2017

Sony Takes $962M Film Unit Write-Down

The impairment charge came due to a downward revision of future profit projections “primarily due to a lowering of previous expectations regarding the home entertainment business.” read more

Samantha Bee to Roast Trump at "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner"

The ‘Full Frontal’ host will emcee an event the same evening that the annual political party is scheduled to take place. But given the Trump administration’s hostility toward the media, TV news execs are weighing the optics of attending the

'The Quad': TV Review

BET’s newest series, ‘The Quad,’ set at a fictional Georgia HBCU, is addictively soapy … and serious. read more

TV Ratings: Miss Universe Dips — But Still Tops a Football-Free Sunday

The week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl is always a quiet one. read more

Holocaust Expert: It's "Impossible to Miss" Themes Linking 1933 With 2017 (Guest Column)

“Identifying groups by religion is dangerous and divides society,” writes the executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, the nonprofit established by Steven Spielberg to chronicle the voices of genocide survivors. read more

'The Good Place' Renewed for Season 2 at NBC

The comedy will return for a 13-episode second season. read more

The CW's 'Dynasty' Reboot Casts Its Star (Exclusive)

Nathalie Kelley will star in The CW’s revival as the network makes a point of adding a Latina character to the traditionally WASPy family. read more

Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers: Banning Our Syrian Doc Subjects From Traveling Does Not Make America Safer (Guest Column)

“When even heroes are not welcome, where are we?” writes director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara about the subject of their Oscar nominated doc short ‘The White Helmets’. read more

'Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution': TV Review

Toby Jones and Kim Cattrall star in ‘Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution,’ a taut, mesmerizing mystery, which becomes much more than a whodunit thanks to its psychological complexity. read more

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump's Muslim Ban Makes America a "Bad Horror Movie"

“We can’t suspend our rational minds while a schlockmeister-in-chief turns our foreign policy into the tacky ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space,’” writes the cultural commentator and NBA legend. read more

Peter Capaldi Stepping Down as 'Doctor Who'

The actor will leave the Tardis for the last time on the 2017 Christmas special. read more

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Trump's Immigration Ban Makes U.S. "Look Stupid"

“I hope that this is a wake-up call for [the White House],” said the former California governor and new ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ host. read more

Robert Ellis Miller, Director of 'Reuben, Reuben,' Dies at 89

He also helmed ‘The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter’ and ‘Any Wednesday.’ His late wife was the documentarian Pola Miller. read more

Paris Jackson to Make Acting Debut on 'Star'

The daughter of Michael Jackson will appear on an episode of the Lee Daniels Fox drama. read more

SAG Awards: The Winners List (Updating Live)

‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ were named best stunt ensembles before the ceremony started. read more

SAG Awards: Watch the Red Carpet Live Stream

The awards are being handed out Sunday night in Los Angeles. read more

PGA and SAG Awards: What to Watch for

THR’s awards columnist explains why he thinks Saturday night will be a big night for ‘La La Land,’ while Sunday night will clarify which film will pose the biggest challenge to it in the Oscar race. read more

John Legend Slams Trump at PGA Awards, Mark Burnett Booed

“Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump. I want to specifically tonight reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that,” said Legend. read more

Ivanka Trump Posts Photo of Date Outfit in Midst of Humanitarian Chaos

Social media commenters take her to task for being tone deaf. read more

Producers Guild Awards: The Oscar Implications of the 'La La Land' Win

THR’s awards analyst dissects the causes and effects of the PGA’s top prize going to the original musical, noting that 19 of its 27 prior recipients went on to win the best picture Oscar. read more

Weekend Box Office: 'Split' Beats Troubled 'Dog's Purpose' With $26M

Elsewhere, ‘Gold’ marks the worst wide opening of Matthew McConaughey’s career in a leading role, while ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ lead the pack of Oscar best-picture contenders enjoying a bump from nominations. read more

New York Times Fact-Checks Trump's "Failing" Accusations

“Fact check: @nytimes subscribers & audience at all-time highs. Supporting independent journalism matters.” read more

Celebrities Spread #DeleteUber After Lyft's Response to Trump Immigration Ban

“Just deleted my Uber app. If they won’t stand with us, I won’t ride with them,” posted one actor after Lyft pledged to donate $1 million to the ACLU. read more

Trump Hosts First Official Movie Screening in White House Theater Amid Protests

His pick? ‘Finding Dory.’ read more