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Saturday, May 18, 2024

“The Shameless,” A Devastating Tale of Female Survival in India 

“The Shameless,” playing in the Cannes Film Festival’s A Certain Regard section, brings into sharp relief the reality for women in India, told through the story of a woman who has been done no favors and does what she must to survive.   It’s no secret to those who watch the news that women in India have struggled against cultural forces that leaves women of lower economic means little recourse. “The Shameless” puts a face and a soul on that broad canvas of inequality.  But the protagonist Rena, played with devastating force by Anasya Sengupta, is no victim. From the opening…

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Stephen Colbert Takes Helium and Sings ‘Lollipop Guild’ to Mock Trump Lawyer’s Attempt to Discredit Michael Cohen | Video

Stephen Colbert had a lot of fun channeling “The Wizard of Oz” on Thursday night — with the help of some helium. Colbert sang “the Lollipop Guild” in order to make fun of one of the ways Donald Trump’s Lawyers attempted to discredit Michael Cohen during cross-examination Thursday in Trump’s New York Criminal trial. But before that — still on helium — Colbert expressed some adorable-sounding, but actually terrifying observations about American democracy. But don’t get stressed out, just focus on the adorable voice by watching the clip from Colbert’s monologue below: Post by @colbertlateshow View on Threads Colbert got…

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

‘Bridgerton’ Season 3 Part 1 Review: Netflix Hit Swerves With Swoon-Worthy Book Changes

“Bridgerton” might have finally hit its stride in Season 3. It’s not as if the Netflix juggernaut didn’t thrill and titillate in its first two seasons, which mostly faithfully adapted the first two books in Julia Quinn’s series of historical romance novels, but now it’s clear there was a sort of shimmer that hadn’t been found yet. Season 3 has that shimmer in spades, even in just its first four episodes. The series follows the love lives of each of the eight Bridgerton siblings, each of whom has grown up in a loving, happy family tainted a bit by the…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Stephen Colbert Brings Back Keebler Elf Jeff Sessions to Talk About Michael Cohen’s Trump Trial Testimony| Video

Michael Cohen testified in Donald Trump’s criminal trial on Tuesday that Trump once told him he would have his then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions quash an investigation by the FBI into Cohen as well as another key ally. Which have a very delighted Stephen Colbert an excuse to bring back a character he hasn’t used in 6 years: Jeff Sessions, portrayed by a Keebler Elf. Colbert had a lot of fun with this during his Tuesday night monologue, and you can watch the whole thing above now. For background, Cohen mentioned sessions Twice on Tuesday. First, he testified in court that…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Sony Pictures Nearly Doubles Q4 Income to $196 Million Driven by More Theatrical Releases

Sony Pictures Entertainment, which is currently a focus of a possible acquisition of rival Paramount Global with private equity firm Apollo Global Management, reported a strong recovery in the last quarter of the fiscal year after the Hollywood strikes ended. The division of Tokyo-based Sony Group reported a near doubling of operating income in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2023, on sales that increased 13.5% to $2.6 billion in dollar terms. Here is a snapshot: Operating Income: $196 million in Q4, up 98% from $99 million in the prior-year period. Sales: $2.6 billion in Q4, up 13.5% from $2.29 billion…

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Mark Damon, Film Sales Exec and Actor, Dies at 91

Mark Damon, who built a reputation as both as an actor early in his career before working as a film sales executive and producer, has died, according to media reports. He was 91 years old. His death comes just ahead of the Cannes Film Festival, where he was a frequent face. His work as a producer included “Monster,” “Flight of the Navigator,” “The Upside of Anger,” “The NeverEnding Story” and numerous other projects. He was a producer or executive producer on more than 70 movies. His last acting role was in 1997’s “Deceiver,” but he appeared in numerous projects from…

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

‘SNL’: Scarlett Johansson’s Husband Says Lack of Marvel Movies This Year ‘Better Be a One-Time Thing’

There’s only one major Marvel movie coming out this year, and Scarlett Johansson’s husband was decidedly not pleased about that on this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.” So, he made sure to give the studio a stern warning during Weekend Update. Yes, obviously we’re talking about co-anchor Colin Jost. He and Johansson — who starred as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in the MCU — have been married since 2020 and share a son together. But, providing for the family wasn’t the issue Jost had in mind. He was thinking of another bill entirely. During the week’s headlines, Jost pointed out…

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

KTLA Reporter Sam Rubin Honored With Ferris Wheel Tribute at the Santa Monica Pier | Video

Celebrities and media icons weren’t the only people paying tribute to beloved KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin following news of his sudden death Friday at 64. The Santa Monica pier paid tribute to Rubin on Friday night with a light display on the attraction’s iconic Ferris wheel. Watch it below now: The Santa Monica Pier honors KTLA's Sam Rubin pic.twitter.com/mITMOYJwUq — KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News (@KTLAWeekendAM) May 11, 2024 Rubin, who worked for KTLA since 1991, died at his home, after suffering a fatal heart attack on Friday. An institution of Los Angeles local news and a multiple award-winning…

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Friday, May 10, 2024

Jimmy Kimmel Is Pretty Sure Trump Is Scared of Going to Jail: ‘Because It’s Jail’ | Video

During his monologue on Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel poked holes in the idea that Donald Trump actually hopes he gets sent to jail for political benefit. “Nobody wants to go to jail – because it’s jail,” Kimmel said. Even so, Kimmel compared prison jumpsuits to the general aesthetic of McDonald’s restaurants, joking that “Trump might actually feel at home” as a result. You can watch the whole monologue above. Kimmel got to this topic after a lengthy period talking about the testimony in Trump’s New York criminal trial over the hush money payments he made to Stormy Daniels. This allowed him…

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Chris Hayes Says Delay of Trump’s Documents Trial Proves ‘We Are in Very Dangerous Territory’ | Video

On Tuesday, Florida District Judge Aileen Cannon indefinitely postponed the federal criminal trial over Donald Trump’s misuse of classified documents for reasons that, to put it mildly, are extremely specious. And on Wednesday, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes commented bluntly on the situation. “What Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon is doing is a scandal,” he declared, noting that it’s a symptom of the U.S. judiciary no longer operating in good faith. “We are in very dangerous territory,” he added. You can watch the whole commentary at the top of the page now. Hayes lamented that there aren’t a lot of remedies for what…

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