In the opening moments of the HBO documentary "Tina," Tina Turner doesn't just command the stage as she's belting out "Ask Me How I Feel" for a giant stadium of fans. With heels stomping and her hair waving, she owns the stage to such a degree that you half expect bank lenders to materialize…
NEW YORK — Regal Cinemas, the second largest movie theater chain in the U.S., will reopen beginning April 2, its parent company, Cineworld Group, announced Tuesday.
The best supporting actor category for the Oscars is diverse this year, but also has some people scratching their heads.
NEW YORK — In a year in which the pandemic shuttered movie theaters for months, Academy Awards nominations went to two female filmmakers for the first time and a historically diverse slate of actors Monday but, ultimately, David Fincher’s “Mank” — a very traditional contender about Hollywood…
The Oscar nominations were announced Monday morning and some history was made.
Black women are the mules of the world, Zora Neale Hurston wrote in 1937. More than 80 years later, Hurston's words in "Their Eyes Were Watching God" still ring true, but one filmmaker is on a journey to both expose that truth and alleviate it.
NEW YORK — When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America.
NEW YORK — The Tony Awards could bring Cynthia Erivo another Emmy.
When audiences see Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem, prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, living in his enormous palace, they’ll probably not realize it’s actually an Atlanta, Georgia home that belongs to rapper Rick Ross.
NEW YORK — Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed essayist and novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, will write the script for a new “Superman” film from Warner Bros.
Almost 50 years after "Lady Sings the Blues," "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" revisits the singer's career, through the lens of the feds hounding her. The result is a disjointed, oddly structured movie, which derives its high notes from Andra Day's showstopping performance in the title role.
It’s rare that a documentary has the ability to take the kind of long view of events that establishes context and consequence. “Time,” released this past fall on Amazon Prime, is such a film, combining 21 years’ worth of professionally shot and home-video footage to tell the story of a Black…
The city of Philadelphia has a personality all of its own. It’s a city known to foster a sense of toughness, determination and grit. Filmmaker Lee Daniels said his films no matter where they are set, embody that Philly spirit.
The Netflix series Bridgerton has made him a star and now Regé-Jean Page is coming to Saturday Night Live this weekend. The handsome British star is hosting.
Here's what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week:
We’ve lost count of the number of new streaming platforms, a luxury that can really add up for TV lovers. But even cord-cutters can find quality content — if you know where to look. To that end, we’ve compiled a wide-ranging list of TV and film efforts you can watch without a paid subscripti…
Jharrel Jerome won an Emmy for his portrayal of Korey Wise, one of the Central Park Five, in Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us.” The first episode of the acclaimed miniseries is currently free to stream on Netflix.
“In the Long Run,” which just wrapped up its third season on Starz, is a comedy based on actor Idris Elba’s childhood in the Holly Street Estate, a racially diverse public housing community in the Hackney borough of London. Set in the fictionalized Eastbridge Estate in the early ’80s, Elba, …
Philadelphia native Katrina Hall had her heart set on becoming a librarian with an emphasis on art history — until fate got in the way.
When “Judas and the Black Messiah” began filming LaKeith Stanfield already had a complicated relationship with his character, Bill O’Neal. There was not much known about the FBI informant that brought down Black Panther leader Fred Hampton but the little information he had didn’t make him a fan.
We remember Mary Wilson, the co-founder of The Supremes died earlier this week at the age of 76. Wilson was known as the glue that held The Supremes together. She was beautiful, stylish and a real sweetheart. Wilson died at her home in Nevada. She is survived by a son and daughter, 10 grandc…
Cynthia Erivo is putting on the crown of the Queen of Soul in the new trailer for National Geographic's "Genius: Aretha."
NEW YORK — Chadwick Boseman received two posthumous nominations from the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards, while the Korean American family drama “Minari” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam veteran drama “Da 5 Bloods” were among the nominees for best ensemble.
The Big Game — the Super Bowl — is happening this Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by Tom Brady will play the Kansas City Chiefs led by Patrick Mahomes. There will be a lot of festivities including singer H.E.R. singing America The Beautiful. Philly’s own Jazmine Sullivan and country sin…
NEW YORK — The global pandemic was not about to stop filmmaker Sam Levinson without a fight — literally.