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Grace and Frankie: Netflix Sets Season Four Release Date

Get your funny bone ready. Netflix has announced the fourth season of its Grace and Frankie TV show will premiere on Friday, January 19, 2018. Watch a preview for season four of the comedy, below. From creators Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein, two women who find themselves starting all over, after learning their husbands are in love with each other. The Netflix cast also includes Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, June Diane Raphael, Baron Vaughn, Brooklyn Decker, and Etham Embry. Friends alum, Lisa Kudrow, is guest starring in season four. Read More…
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‘Grace And Frankie’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date On Netflix

Netflix has slotted the Season 4 premiere date for its praised hit comedy Grace and Frankie. The series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin premieres globally January 19 on Netflix. Watch a clip of the date announcement below. Fonda and Tomlin star as two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands, played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. During an Atx Television Festival panel in June, creator and…
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Celebrities and Their Famous Parents At the Same Age

It’s uncanny how much the children of famous celebrities can look like them at times. With some of them you can only pick out a few hints here and there that make them look like their parents. Others are a virtual carbon copy however. Here are a few that you can tell from a glance. Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn Goldie definitely has bigger, more expressive eyes, but Hudson’s facial expressions are a good match for her mother’s. Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen Charlie Sheen definitely inherited the face shape from his father but his features have always been a

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Emilio Estevez Is the Most Profitable Actor in Hollywood

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Emilio Estevez Is the Most Profitable Actor in Hollywood
Hard to believe? Yes. But Emilio Estevez, who hasn't appeared in a movie since 2010's The Way, which he directed, is the most profitable actor in modern Hollywood. He has overshadowed Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., and even workaholic Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. So, how is this even possible? That's a good question.

Research has proven without a doubt that between the years 1980 and 2017, Emilio, brother to Charlie Sheen and son to Martin Sheen, has made more profitable movies than his big screen counterparts. Which is kind of amazing. The data comes from analysts at PartyCasino, a unit of the Gvc gaming group. They have intensely studied and broken down box office data from the past thirty years. And when the smoke cleared, it was Young Guns and Mighty Ducks star Estevez who stood as the king of Hollywood profitability. Perhaps he'll soon return to leading man status now that
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Emilio Estevez May Still Be the Most Profitable Hollywood Actor

Emilio Estevez May Still Be the Most Profitable Hollywood Actor
The most profitable top-billed male actor may be Emilio Estevez. Really. Did we stutter? After analyzing box office data from 1980 to 2017, the British betting site PartyCasino determined that the 55-year-old actor, star of films like The Breakfast ClubSt. Elmo's FireThe Mighty Ducks and the Young Guns movies, and older brother of Charlie Sheen and eldest of Martin Sheen's four children, delivered the best return of any top-billed male actor who has starred in at least 10 films. The site says that for every $1 spent on the star's films, Estevez generated $6.70 at the box office. The actor rose to fame in the '80s and early '90s,...
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Hot Shots!: the last great spoofs

Robb Sheppard Oct 13, 2017

The Hot Shots! movies were the peak of spoof cinema in the 1990s. We take a look back...

Spoof. Say it aloud. Feels like a dirty word doesn’t it?

Aside from even sounding slightly smutty, the spoof movie genre has, of late, been sullied by (five!) Scary Movies, Meet The Spartans and - oh, the irony - Disaster Movie. Transitory, devoid of wit and with the lowest common denominator in their crosshairs, these movies aimed for the tittering teenager, the cheap thrill-seeker and the perpetually stoned.

Perhaps the above seems like a sweeping generalisation, but it’s with good cause. Where these movies and even the term spoof itself have since been eschewed, there remains a series of films which occupy a place of fondness in the heart of - including yours truly, obvs - many a film fan: the Zaz movies.

The writing, directing and producing partnership of David Zucker,
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Your Mind Might Be Blown by How Long Martin Sheen Has Been Married

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Your Mind Might Be Blown by How Long Martin Sheen Has Been Married
I've been watching The West Wing on Netflix because it soothes my soul during these trying times, and because I can't simply watch TV, I've been listening to a brilliant podcast called The West Wing Weekly at the same time. The podcast recaps each episode, and the hosts celebrated the start of season four by inviting Martin Sheen on as a guest. And you know what Martin Sheen, our nation's greatest fictional president, casually mentioned during the interview? He's been married since 1961. The actor and beloved star of Grace and Frankie has been married to Janet Estevez for almost 56 years. That's right - he's been married for more than two thirds of his life. Martin was 21 and Janet was 17 when they made things official, and together they have four children - sons Emilio, Ramón, and Charlie and daughter Renée. There are a lot of long-term couples in Hollywood, but most
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‘Scandal’ And Escapism: Why It’s Hard to Watch This Fictional White House In Today’s Unreal World

‘Scandal’ And Escapism: Why It’s Hard to Watch This Fictional White House In Today’s Unreal World
[Editor’s Note: The following contains mild spoilers for the seventh season premiere of ABC’s “Scandal.”]

In the opening sequence of “Watch Me,” the “Scandal” Season 7 premiere, Olivia Pope marches through the halls of the West Wing to the beat of Tone-Loc’s “Funky Cold Medina.” Her stride communicates without words what Olivia will, in the episode’s final moments, vocalize without hesitation: She is the boss, and she is always right.

Scandal,” created by Shonda Rhimes, has only been off the air for a few months following the Season 6 finale, in which Olivia not only secured her position as President Mellie Grant’s (Bellamy Young) chief-of-staff but became the head of spy organization B613.

To be clear, she was not being held up as a role model by the premiere; instead, while she manages to avoid doing anything completely evil, Olivia’s storyline seems focused on how her newfound power will affect her on every level. Indeed, in “Watch Me” she becomes legitimately terrifying. The
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‘Scandal’ And Escapism: Why It’s Hard to Watch This Fictional White House In Today’s Unreal World

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‘Scandal’ And Escapism: Why It’s Hard to Watch This Fictional White House In Today’s Unreal World
[Editor’s Note: The following contains mild spoilers for the seventh season premiere of ABC’s “Scandal.”]

In the opening sequence of “Watch Me,” the “Scandal” Season 7 premiere, Olivia Pope marches through the halls of the West Wing to the beat of Tone-Loc’s “Funky Cold Medina.” Her stride communicates without words what Olivia will, in the episode’s final moments, vocalize without hesitation: She is the boss, and she is always right.

Scandal,” created by Shonda Rhimes, has only been off the air for a few months following the Season 6 finale, in which Olivia not only secured her position as President Mellie Grant’s (Bellamy Young) chief-of-staff but became the head of spy organization B613.

To be clear, she was not being held up as a role model by the premiere; instead, while she manages to avoid doing anything completely evil, Olivia’s storyline seems focused on how her newfound power will affect her on every level. Indeed, in “Watch Me” she becomes legitimately terrifying. The
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The 1970s – The Best Era In Cinema History?

Tom Jolliffe on the 1970s and why it is the best era in cinema history…

There will always be a great deal of debate about the best era for cinema. For my two cents I’ll say with a great deal of assurance that the best period in cinema history was the 1970’s. There was most certainly a transition through that decade which saw the gritty cinema of the late 60’s onward, into the birth of the blockbuster as we know it today.

You could almost split the 70’s into two categories, although I will make some mention of sub-categories like the Blaxploitation period too. On one hand directors were beginning to really move as far from the traditional classic Hollywood production code as they could. Boundaries were being pushed and optimism was being replaced with deeply pessimistic work. It wasn’t all happy endings. Things were getting dark, reflecting
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Martin Sheen doesn’t think celebrity qualifies you for the presidency

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It’s hard to believe that, with an acting career that spans five decades and multiple genres, there are some movies Martin Sheen has struggled to get made. 2011’s The Way, a family collaboration with his son Emilio Estevez and grandson Taylor Estevez, was only completed after Sheen mortgaged his home to provide the…

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Sam Waterston Returns to ‘Law & Order’ Universe

Sam Waterston Returns to ‘Law & Order’ Universe
Sam Waterston is returning to the world of “Law & Order.”

The actor is set to reprise his role as prosecutor Jack McKoy in a guest appearance on NBC’s “Law & Order: Svu” later this season. Waterston played McKoy for 16 seasons on the original “Law & Order,” last appearing as the character in 2010.

Waterston currently stars on Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” alongside Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Martin Sheen.

“Law & Order: Svu” season 19 is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. The air date for Waterston’s episode is not yet set. Dick Wolf, Michael Chernuchin, Mariska Hargitay, Julie Martin, Arthur W. Forney, and Peter Jankowski serve as executive producers on “Law & Order: Svu,” which stars Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins, Ice-t as Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, Peter Scanavino as Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr., and Raúl Esparza as A.D.A. Rafael Barba.

On
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Fall 2017 TV Preview: New Shows By and About Women to Check Out

Star Trek: Discovery”: CBS Entertainment

We are officially in the throes of the fall television season — and the next couple of months will be an especially good time for women on the small screen. From now until Thanksgiving there will be a bunch of new female-driven projects to check out across broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms.

This Sunday marks premiere of the much-anticipated “Star Trek: Discovery,” a feminist prequel to the Kirk and Spock-led 1966 original. The CBS All Access series revolves around two women of color: Starfleet officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh).

October will see the bows of several women-created series. Among them are two ABC shows: Tassie Cameron’s child abduction drama “Ten Days in the Valley” starring Kyra Sedgwick, and Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters’ “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” a dramedy about depression, faith, and life. The CW will also debut the reboot of “Dynasty,” co-created by Stephanie Savage and Sallie Patrick. The update of the classic soap will focus on the not-too-friendly relationship between a woman and her same-aged stepmother-to-be.

Three women-hosted talk shows will also kick off in October. Sarah Silverman and Robin Thede will take on politics and current events in Hulu’s “I Love You, America” and Bet’s “The Rundown,” respectively. And Amy Sedaris will instruct us on cooking and crafting via her manic, twisted worldview in the truTV series “At Home With Amy Sedaris.”

The second Margaret Atwood TV adaptation this year, “Alias Grace,” will hit Netflix in early November. Written by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron, the Canada-set miniseries follows Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant accused and convicted of murder. For lighter November fare, turn to “Smilf” and “She’s Gotta Have It,” both of which are comedies inspired by films. Frankie Shaw’s “Smilf” is about a young mother trying to find romantic and professional fulfillment, which is extra difficult since she is also raising a child. “She’s Gotta Have It,” meanwhile, sees an independent Brooklyn artist juggle relationships with three different men.

Here are just some of the new series and television projects from and about women premiering this fall.

Star Trek: Discovery” (Premieres September 24 on CBS All Access)

Star Trek: Discovery”: CBS All Access

What it’s about: Set a decade before Kirk and Spock’s adventures on the Enterprise, “Star Trek: Discovery” centers on a female Starfleet officer named Michael (Sonequa Martin-Green), her captain (Michelle Yeoh), and the rest of the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and beings as they travel throughout space.

Why we’re excited: While the number of black and Asian female characters on TV is slowly increasing, it’s still uncommon for a series to feature more than one woman of color, let alone two female lead characters of color. So it seems “Discovery” will be a trailblazer in that regard. Also, per an early trailer, it appears that the mentor-protege relationship between Captain Georgiou and Michael will be a main focus. We think a feminist, diverse “Star Trek” is the sci-fi project 2017 needs right now.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again” (Premieres September 29 on Netflix)

The Magic School Bus Rides Again

What it’s about: Kate McKinnon will lead this reboot of the classic kids’ series. Ms. Fiona Frizzle — younger sister of Lily Tomlin’s original Ms. Valerie Frizzle — takes the students of Walkerville Elementary on scientific, adventure-filled field trips with the help of a very special school bus.

Why we’re excited: If “Hidden Figures” taught us anything, it’s that young female viewers crave stories about women in Stem fields. “The Magic School Bus Rides Again” is both a project that will expose young women to the wonders of science and serve as a worthy successor to the “Magic School Bus” of the ’90s. Plus, with her habit of playing smart, weird, enthusiastic characters, McKinnon is the perfect actress to follow in Tomlin’s footsteps.

“Ten Days in the Valley” — Created and Written by Tassie Cameron (Premieres October 1 on ABC)

“Ten Days in the Valley”

What it’s about: Jane Sadler (Kyra Sedgwick) is the producer of a controversial television series about the police. Also a single mother, Jane’s personal and professional lives are upended when her daughter goes missing.

Why we’re excited: Sedgwick has a knack for playing skilled law enforcement officials (“The Closer,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and also had a memorable turn as a lonely widowed mother in last year’s “Edge of Seventeen.” “Ten Days in the Valley” is a drama that will bridge those two aspects of Sedgwick’s talents and could potentially provide meta-commentary on the way police cases are portrayed on TV versus the way they work in reality.

“9Jkl” — Co-Created by Dana Klein (Premieres October 2 on CBS)

What it’s about: Newly divorced actor Josh Roberts (Mark Feuerstein) returns home to New York City and moves into an apartment bookended by his parents and his brother.

Why we’re excited: “9Jkl” is loosely based on star Feuerstein’s own experiences and was co-created and is exec produced by the actor’s wife, Dana Klein. With a woman in one of the series’ creative roles, it’s likely that “9Jkl” will be more than the typical “dude who can’t get away from his overbearing family” fare. It’s also possible that Klein’s presence behind-the-scenes will mean that the roles of Josh’s mother (Linda Lavin) and sister-in-law (Liza Lapira) will be given more depth than is usual for female characters in broad sitcoms.

The Halcyon” — Created by Charlotte Jones (Premieres October 2 on Ovation)

The Halcyon

What it’s about: This glamorous British import is set in a five-star hotel in WWII-era London. “The Halcyon” takes us into the lives of the socialites and guests who frequent the hotel as well those who work at the venue, and explores how everyone has been affected by the war.

Why we’re excited: “The Halcyon” aired earlier this year in Britain and will finally be available in the U.S. come October. Produced by the people behind “Downton Abbey” and “The Crown,” the series has the potential to become the newest obsession for Anglophiles, fans of period dramas, or anyone who appreciates well-executed costume design. And, of course, “The Halcyon’s” focus on war, politics, and class divisions will also make for some great pop culture think pieces.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” — Created by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (Premieres October 3 on ABC)

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”

What it’s about: A self-absorbed but unhappy young man (Jason Ritter) is tasked with saving the world by a celestial figure named Yvette (Kimberly Hébert Gregory) after he moves in with his widowed sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher).

Why we’re excited: For one, anything from former “Agent Carter” showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters is worth checking out. But “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” also stands out because it appears to be the rare project that explores faith and the role it can play in people’s lives. Considering the series’ description and the fact that ABC categorizes it as “a light drama,” “Kevin” has the potential to join “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin” in the growing comedy-with-big-ideas TV genre.

Dynasty” — Co-Created by Stephanie Savage and Sallie Patrick (Premieres October 11 on The CW)

Dynasty

What it’s about: This reboot of the classic primetime soap will present the epic rivalry between the uber-wealthy Carrington and Colby families through the sparring Carrington women: Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) and her very young stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Glamour, betrayal, conspicuous consumption, and murder ensue.

Why we’re excited: Over-the-top soap operas can be a lot of fun and “Dynasty” co-creator Stephanie Savage has a knack for building compelling shows around the equal parts fascinating and revolting lives of the crazy rich (Savage has previously worked on “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl”). Not to mention that the best soaps are the ones whose protagonists are both villains and heroes. It seems the new “Dynasty” will have that in spades with Fallon and Cristal.

“I Love You, America” (Talk Show) (Premieres October 12 on Hulu)

What it’s about: Hosted by Sarah Silverman, the weekly series will be a balanced take on the current political climate and the 45th president. Silverman will present us the week’s most pressing topics with her personal commentary, interviews with people who don’t necessarily agree with her, and of course, many, many jokes.

Why we’re excited: In the Trump era, it can be hard to find any news outlet (comedic or otherwise) that isn’t imbued with despair. And if there’s one thing Silverman’s comedy is known for, it’s the performer’s wonder-filled, childlike persona. Optimism and lightness are in short supply right now, so it will be a relief to have a host like Silverman present the garbage fire that is the world through her trademark perkiness. It will also be interesting to see how many times per episode Silverman will manage to reference “pussy-grabbing.”

“The Rundown With Robin Thede” (Talk Show) (Premieres October 12 on Bet)

Thede: Bet

What it’s about: Robin Thede (“The Nightly Show”) will examine the latest in politics and pop culture through commentary, sketches, and parodies. As Thede told The Hollywood Reporter when news of “The Rundown” broke, “This is going to be a show that is absolutely geared to a black audience and told from a black, female perspective.”

Why we’re excited: Thede is already in the TV history books for being the first black female head writer on a late-night comedy show and she’s sure to bring the insightful, razor-sharp observations about race and gender she honed at “The Nightly Show” to “The Rundown.” Further, while there is the rare white female voice in late-night comedy (Samantha Bee and, soon, Sarah Silverman), black women have not had the opportunity to engage as much with political comedy — so it seems like “The Rundown” will see Thede blaze yet another trail.

“The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story” (Docuseries) (Premieres October 20 on Netflix)

Del Castillo: Netflix

What it’s about: Actress Kate del Castillo will share her side of the infamous del Castillo-Sean Penn-Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán story in this three-part Netflix documentary miniseries.

Why we’re excited: While the 2016 meeting between between del Castillo, Penn, and the drug lord El Chapo made international headlines, not many details are known about del Castillo’s role in the rendezvous. It was reported that she “brokered” the meeting and effectively introduced Penn and El Chapo, but the rest of her story has not yet been told. It will be interesting to learn del Castillo’s reasons for working with one of the world’s most-wanted criminals and it seems that Netflix will offer audiences information that has previously been kept from the public, including never-before-seen footage of del Castillo, Penn, and El Chapo’s interaction.

At Home With Amy Sedaris” (Talk Show) — Co-Created by Amy Sedaris (Premieres October 24 on truTV)

At Home With Amy Sedaris

What it’s about: This “Martha Stewart Living” spoof sees actress and writer Amy Sedaris cook, bake, and craft alongside guests like Jane Krakowski, Rachel Dratch, and Sasheer Zamata. Sedaris will present her expertise on the domestic arts through segments like “Entertaining the Grieving” and “The Craft of Love Making” and a song about the appropriate uses for each type of glue.

Why we’re excited: Sedaris has been stealing scenes as a guest star for years (see: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Broad City,” “Difficult People”) and it’s been 17 years since “Strangers with Candy” went off the air. Needless to say, it’s high-time she starred in her own series. Spending a half-hour with Sedaris each week will be amazing and if we learn how to make fancy, probably X-rated center pieces along the way, so much the better.

Alias Grace” (Miniseries) — Directed by Mary Harron; Written by Sarah Polley (Premieres November 3 on Netflix)

Alias Grace”: Sabrina Lantos/Netflix

What it’s about: Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s historical novel, “Alias Grace” centers on 19th century “murderess” Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), who was accused and eventually convicted of killing her employer and co-worker. After 10 years of maintaining her innocence in prison, Grace tells her story — or what she can remember of it — to a psychiatrist (Edward Holcroft).

Why we’re excited: Well, if “The Handmaid’s Tale” is any indication, adaptations of Atwood’s work tend to make great TV. As in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Alias Grace” centers on a woman trapped in a terrifying, misogynistic system. What makes “Alias Grace” even more chilling is that it is based on the true story of Grace Marks and it’s unclear whether Grace herself is a patsy or a sociopath. And, of course, the upcoming Netflix show is written by “Away from Her” and “Stories We Tell” helmer Sarah Polley and is directed by “American Psycho’s” Mary Harron. There’s no way we’re missing a project that boasts talented women on and offscreen.

Smilf” — Created by Frankie Shaw (Premieres November 5 on Showtime)

Smilf”: Mark Schafer/Showtime

What it’s about: Frankie Shaw stars in, writes, directs, and produces this comedy about a young single mother who finds it’s hard to balance the duties of motherhood with an active sex life, relationships, and a career. “Smilf” is based on Shaw’s 2015 short film of the same name.

Why we’re excited: “Smilf” appears to be a spiritual spinoff of another one of our favorite shows, “Catastrophe,” the Amazon comedy about a couple navigating the ugly realities of parenthood and marriage. With her sexual frankness, her awkward conversations with her gynecologist, and intense love for her kid, Shaw’s “Smilf” character, Bridgette, could be Sharon Morris’ younger, slightly more insecure American sister.

“Danica” (Documentary) — Directed by Hannah Storm (Premieres November 8 on Epix)

Danica Patrick: Nascarking/Wikimedia Commons

What it’s about: Racecar driver and mogul Danica Patrick looks back on her career in the male-dominated world of racing — and provides viewers a glimpse into her life off the speedway — in this documentary from sports broadcast journalist Hannah Storm.

Why we’re excited: Most people who have heard of Danica Patrick know that she’s a Nascar driver, but probably couldn’t tell you too much else about her. Storm’s doc presents a full picture of Patrick as a person, not just as one of the few women in a sport that’s especially male-driven. We’re confident that Storm’s vision will make “Danica” a particularly compelling story. After building a successful career in the man’s world of sports journalism, the director herself is surely familiar with being known as the only woman in the room.

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars” (TV Movie) (Premieres November 23 on PBS)

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

What it’s about: This sequel to the 2016 TV movie “Anne of Green Gables” sees Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine), now 13 years old, struggling to support her family as her guardian Matthew’s (Martin Sheen) health begins to fail. Anne also discovers she has romantic feelings for Gilbert (Drew Haytaoglu), which threatens her close friendship with Diana (Julia Lalonde).

Why we’re excited: Between last year’s “Anne of Green Gables” and the Netflix series “Anne with an E,” L.M. Montgomery’s beloved heroine seems to be making a major comeback. Which makes total sense: Anne is headstrong and true to herself, and must face plenty of hardships at home and at school. That’s something most 13-year-old girls can personally relate to. Keeping that in mind, “The Good Stars” could make for the perfect family — and feminist — Thanksgiving entertainment.

“She’s Gotta Have It” (Premieres November 23 on Netflix)

“She’s Gotta Have It”: David Lee/Netflix

What it’s about: Based on Spike Lee’s 1986 romantic comedy of the same name, “She’s Gotta Have It” centers on artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) as she splits her time between building her career and spending time with her friends and three lovers (Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, and Anthony Ramos).

Why we’re excited: Sex-positive depictions of women on TV have increased in the past few years, but it’s still fairly rare to see a female character who is, on the whole, unconcerned with having a monogamous relationship. Also, “She’s Gotta Have It” seems like the perfect show to fill the “Insecure”-shaped hole in our lives. Like the ladies of Issa Rae’s HBO series, Nola is an intelligent, flawed black woman trying to carve out a space for herself in both the professional and social spheres. And we definitely could see Issa, Molly, Kelli, and Tiffany attending one of Nola’s art shows.

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far
It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.

Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.

But as It reminded audiences,
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Rita Wilson And Tom Hanks Return To Host Simply Shakespeare

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks host The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (Scla) 27th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:00pm at the Freud Playhouse, on the UCLA Campus.

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks host Forbidden Shakespeare

The hilarious Forbidden Shakespeare – The Tempest offers an evening of improvised Shakespeare and song featuring Charles Lester playing a theremin and an intergalactic star-studded cast including Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, William Shatner, Kyle Maclachlan, Michael Chiklis, David Cross improvising their way through a condensed version of The Tempest. Additional participants will be announced shortly.

The evening is sponsored by the Entertainment Industry Foundation and includes a pre-show wine reception kindly provided by the Gallo Family of Wines, followed by a post performance reception with the cast. All proceeds from the event support the Scla and its arts-based employment programs for chronically unemployed veterans and urban youth, that blend White House award-winning
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Five Of The Best Hollywood Remakes

If there’s one thing that Hollywood likes to do is to remake a classic, particularly if it only exists in a foreign language. But of course, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, executives will get their hands on a film that is many years old, or one that didn’t quite maximise its potential the first time around. Here, we look at a bunch of best Hollywood remakes – those that really knocked it out of the park.

The Departed

Martin Scorsese’s 2006 ensemble crime movie The Departed was a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong movie series Infernal Affairs, which in its own entity was darned good.

The big Hollywood remake saw the action relocated to Boston basing the two main characters on gangster Whitey Bulger and corrupt FBI agent John Connolly. Jack Nicholson plays Irish Mob boss Francis “Frank” Costello (Jack Nicholson), based on the former, who sends
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Oliver Stone’s Wall Street Returning to Theaters For its 30th Anniversary September 24th & 27th

“The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”

Oliver Stone’s Oscar®-winning “Wall Street,” which defined an era of excess and predicted an ongoing obsession with wealth and power, will return to movie theaters across the country for two days only this fall – almost 30 years from the “Black Monday” global stock market collapse.

This special cinema event will be accompanied by a newly created featurette titled “Greed is Good” about the making and continued influence of “Wall Street,” which earned Michael Douglas the Oscar as Best Actor for his indelible portrayal of Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko.

Fathom Events and Twentieth Century Fox will present “Wall Street” in nearly 650 movie theaters across the U.S. on Sunday, September 24, and Wednesday, September 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time) each day.

Tickets for “Wall Street 30th Anniversary” can
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Dominic Cooper: ‘My best kiss? James Corden’

The actor on narcissism, roaming the moors with Kate Bush, and his love of classic cars

Born in London, Dominic Cooper, 39, trained at Lamda. In 2004 he played Dakin in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys at the National Theatre and on Broadway; he went on to appear in the 2006 film adaptation. His subsequent movies include Mamma Mia!, An Education, Tamara Drewe and My Week With Marilyn. On television, he has appeared in Fleming, Agent Carter and, most recently, the AMC series Preacher, in which he stars with his partner Ruth Negga. Stratton, his latest film, is released on 1 September.

When were you happiest?

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Martin Sheen Receives Most Votes for SAG-aftra National Board

Martin Sheen Receives Most Votes for SAG-aftra National Board
Martin Sheen has received the most votes of the 40 Los Angeles candidates seeking election to the SAG-aftra national board, winning a four-year term with 5,803 votes.

Sheen, whose most famous role was as the U.S. President on “The West Wing,” was one of 15 winners announced Thursday night as union members opted for high-profile names. They also re-elected presidential candidates Esai Morales with 5,705 votes and Gabrielle Carteris with 4,567 to four-year terms.

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A quartet of new high-profile candidates — Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Modine, Abigail Spencer, and Regina King — were also among the winners. King, who has won two Emmys for “American Crime,” received the third-highest vote total with 5,153.

Most of the attention has been on the presidential race with current president Carteris being re-elected as head of the Unite for Strength ticket over a challenge from Membership First’s Morales. King and Spencer are part of Unite for Strength while Modine and Thomas
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