At The Movies
After a young mother murders her family in her own
house, a single mother and detective tries to
investigate and solve the case. Later, she discovers the
house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who
enter it with a violent death. If the title of the film
sounds familiar, this is actually the fourth in the
series of Grudge films but was meant as a reboot of the
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin
Phoenix) seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur
wears two masks, the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he
projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him.
Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into
madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
Although very dark in tone, the Joker is one compellingly beautiful and most
intricately crafted movie.
Lindsay Lohan has plans to kick off this decade with a return to
America, the big screen and music. The 33 year old actress, who is currently in
Muscat, Oman, joined Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper
for a satellite interview on New Year’s Eve Tuesday and dished about what she’s
got planned for movies and music in the coming year.
Former wrestling star Nikki Bella is engaged to professional
dancer Artem Chigvintsev. The couple first met back in 2017, when
the celebrities were paired together for U.S. reality show Dancing
with the Stars, but they only went public with their
relationship early last year, following Bella’s split from ex-fiance John
Cena in April, 2018.
The Bachelor superfan Charlize Theron has teased new
star Peter Weber “maybe” slid into her DMs after she gushed over
him online. The Bombshell actress proved she was ready and waiting for the
show’s upcoming 24th season as she posed alongside a promo for the show,
prompting Weber to share a similar snap of him alongside the star’s latest Dior
Disney Plus rang in the new decade by announcing that
WandaVision, its upcoming series about Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth
Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), has been bumped up from
2021 to 2020. An exact release date has not yet been announced.
Friends is no longer there for you if you’re a Netflix subscriber in the
U.S. The show winked off the streaming service at the stroke of midnight on Dec.
31, 2019. Netflix’s un-friending has left the popular ’90s-era sitcom in
streaming limbo. Friends will not be available to stream in the United States
until the spring 2020 launch of WarnerMedia’s HBO Max,
which secured exclusive domestic streaming rights to all 236 episodes under a
five year deal estimated to be worth $425 million.
Jack Sheldon, known to children as one of the voices of
Schoolhouse Rocks and adults as a master trumpeter who served as
music director on The Merv Griffin Show, has died at
age 88. He was perhaps most recognizable to a mass audience in the 21st century
as the voice of the Schoolhouse Rock perennials I’m Just a Bill and Conjunction
It was recently announced that David Ayer was in negotiations for
a remake of the 1967 classic film The Dirty Dozen. The
original flick was itself based on E.M. Nathanson's 1965 bestseller
inspired by real-life World War II demolition teams who ventured into enemy
territories. It centered on a group of lowlife prisoners who were turned into
Army commandos only to embark on what was certain to be a suicide mission.
Wilmer Valderrama is engaged. The NCIS actor, 39, popped
the question to model girlfriend Amanda Pacheco on New Year’s Day,
after less than one year of dating.