A movie about dreams becomes the stuff of nightmares in Netflix's utterly misguided "Slumberland," an attempt to build a sprawling fantasy adventure from the bones of the early-20th-century newspaper comic strip. Most notable as a vehicle for Jason Momoa, this wannabe spectacle from "The Hun…

“Welcome to Hawthorne, it will be our pleasure to feed you. Over the next few hours you will ingest fat, salt, protein, and at times entire ecosystems,” those are the words used to welcome the guests to a most intriguing evening by Chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes).

Are vampires scary? Seductive? Soothing? All three and then some? AMC’s television adaptation of Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire” seems to think so. And the series has found the perfect instrument to play the jazzlike contradictions of a demon in search of redemption in its star, Jac…

Donald Glover liked the other guy. Really, he did. The casting process for Alfred Miles, a character in Glover’s FX dramedy series “Atlanta” who raps under the stage name Paper Boi, had narrowed down to two actors. The first guy seemed to have the right energy, Glover recalls. He had the swag.

"Black Panther" was a global phenomenon, and it marked the first time since Wesley Snipes sharpened the knives to play Blade that the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU) would feature a Black lead. Naturally, the world couldn't wait for a sequel, but no one could have predicted that the man who w…

When spooky season and the cool autumn weather converge, there's nothing we love more than cozying up to a scary (and/or scary good) TV show or movie. We've rounded up some of the most frightening fare to help you get into the spirit as Halloween approaches.

On Thursday night, The Philadelphia based Focused Studios held a premiere for their latest film “Money Lovers” at the Regal UA King of Prussia followed by a Q & A session with the cast and crew.

Chinonye Chukwu is a director with an impressive track record. Following her success with ‘Clemency,’ which she wrote and directed, her latest offering is a long and complex look into an unfinished chapter in American history and the woman who would galvanize a movement in United Artist’s ‘T…

When you watch a film starring Dwayne Johnson these days, you generally know the kind of protagonist he’s going to play: a muscular good guy who, beneath the enviable physique, possesses a heart of gold, and who, in a tight scrape, is more likely to lend you a hand than pummel you into the ground.

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When you first see Aldis Hodge, you notice something very noticeable about him. It is not his good looks, but rather a certain confidence in himself. There’s also a southern charm and a generally positive attitude that’s uncommon in Hollywood. The 36-year-old North Carolina native is having …

LOS ANGELES — When Whoopi Goldberg was invited to help produce an Emmett Till project, the actor thought she knew all about the Black teenager’s 1955 kidnapping and lynching — until she learned about the surprising elements behind the historic tragedy.

“A lot of this actually happened” is the opening epigram of “Amsterdam,” David O. Russell’s kaleidoscopic riff on the curious case of Gen. Smedley Butler, who in 1933 became involved in what would be known as the Business Plot, wherein he was allegedly approached by a cabal of wealthy busine…

Emilia Clarke does not have purple eyes. Her character in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Daenerys Targaryen, is described in the source novel by George R.R. Martin as having “violet” eyes, a distinctive feature of her family. The producers decided against using colored contact lenses. Somehow, mil…