At The Movies
Nobody likes teacher Paul Hunham (Paul Giamatti), not his
students, not his fellow faculty, and not the headmaster, who all find his
pomposity and rigidity exasperating. With no family and nowhere to go over
Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable
to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains, a trouble
making 15 year old named Angus, a good student whose bad behavior always
threatens to get him expelled. Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary (Da'Vine
Joy Randolph), an African American woman who caters to sons of privilege and
whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three very different
shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures
during two very snowy weeks in New England. The real journey is how they help
one another understand that they are not beholden to their past and they can
choose their own futures.
A Haunting In Venice (Hulu)
In post World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and
living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance.
But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the
former detective to once again uncover the killer. Sir
Kenneth Branagh worked with the technical
department to cause surprises for the cast. The actors
were not warned about lights going out suddenly, or
gusts of wind and slamming doors on the sets in which
they worked, causing genuine confused and startled
reactions from the actors to appear in the film. A
Haunting in Venice featuring Kenneth Branagh and Kyle
Allen is streaming with subscription on Hulu,
available for purchase on Apple TV.
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Pain Hustlers (Netflix)
Dreaming of a better life for her and her young
daughter, Liza Drake, a high-school dropout, lands a job
with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a yellowing
strip mall in Central Florida. Liza's charm, guts and
drive catapult the company and her into the high life,
where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal
conspiracy with deadly consequences. Pain Hustlers
featuring Emily Blunt and Chris
Evans is streaming with subscription on Netflix, and
streaming with subscription on Netflix Basic.
Gal Gadot is reportedly set to screen footage from last month’s
horrific Hamas massacre to a select group of Hollywood celebrities and
influential figures. The Wonder Woman actress is “spearheading” a
screening of the terrifying 47 minute video, which was taken by Hamas
Timbaland has apologized for saying Justin Timberlake
should “put a muzzle” on ex-girlfriend Britney Spears. The
producer made the comment last month during a live interview with 9th Wonder at
the Kennedy Center amid the release of the pop idol’s tell-all memoir, The
Woman In Me.
It’s easy to see why Paige VanZant gave up on MMA. The self
proclaimed “Queen of OnlyFans” says that she made more money in 24 hours
through the provocative website than she did her entire fighting career. And
that’s big news considering how big of a push she received from UFC
president Dana White.
He’s not just “McDreamy” anymore, Patrick Dempsey is now also
People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. The Grey’s Anatomy star
and race car driver takes the mantle from Captain America star
Chris Evans, who was 2022’s selection. The pick was revealed on
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Legend of Zelda is heading to the big screen. After
Universal’s $1 billion hit adaptation Super Mario Bros. Movie,
Nintendo is developing the new Zelda project with Sony Pictures
Zack Snyder’s space adventure film Rebel Moon – Part
One: A Child of Fire has set a one-week theatrical run ahead of its debut on
Universal’s Trolls Band Together has reclaimed the
top spot at the U.K. and Ireland box office from stablemate Five
Nights At Freddy’s.
Charlie Sheen is back onscreen under Chuck Lorre‘s
creative direction following their infamous Two and a Half Men fallout as
the pair reteam for Max’s new comedy Bookie starring Sebastian
Maniscalco and Omar J. Dorsey. Set to officially debut on
Thursday, November 30, the Lorre-created series will drop two episodes a week
for its eight-episode season run leading up to the December 21 finale.
Tallulah Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis,
recently shared an update on her father’s condition during her appearance on
The Drew Barrymore Show. She discussed how her father
has been coping with his frontotemporal dementia (Ftd) diagnosis. “He is the
same, which I think in this regard I’ve learned is the best thing you can ask
for,” the 29 year old told Drew Barrymore.
Tucker Tooley Entertainment has acquired the TV rights to a
pair of books about First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
with plans to develop them into a limited series.
In an unexpected Madison Avenue shake-up, NBCUniversal has poached
Alison Levin, a senior advertising executive at Roku, who will
take on one of the media giant’s most senior sales roles.
Megan Fox is putting pen to paper. On Aug. 8, the 37 year old
actor announced on Instagram that she has a book on the way, titled
Pretty Boys Are Poisonous.