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‘American Horror Story’ a mystery as it returns

September 13, 2016

By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) THE SHOW: “American Horror Story” WHEN: Season 6 premiere Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 on FX WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Wouldn’t you like to know? Fact is, no one does — no one, unless you’re the stars, crew, show-runners Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, or FX chief John Landgraf, ...

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

September 8, 2016

By Jack Millrod Newsday (TNS) NEW YORK — The future began 50 years ago Thursday for “Star Trek” fans. When NBC aired the show’s first episode on Sept. 8, 1966, Capt. James T. Kirk and the 23rd century crew of the starship Enterprise began a journey that would include an animated series, ...

Movie review: ‘9th Life of Louis Drax’ is more sinister than it first seems

Movie review: ‘9th Life of Louis Drax’ is more sinister than it first seems

September 1, 2016

By Cary Darling Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS) “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” begins as if it’s going to be a sweet children’s film about the goofy life of an accident-prone 9-year-old boy. Events that should have killed him don’t, and he seems untroubled by all of his near-death experienc...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuts With $181.8 Million

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuts With $181.8 Million

May 10, 2016

By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Disney’s “Captain America: Civil War” may have pitted two of Marvel’s most popular characters against each other, but coming out on top is the Burbank studio whose latest blockbuster had a stellar debut this week. The film, directed by ...

Anthony Mackie Flying High As Falcon In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Anthony Mackie Flying High As Falcon In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

May 5, 2016

By Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald (TNS) In “Captain America: Civil War,” Anthony Mackie reprises the role of Sam Wilson, aka the winged superhero Falcon, for the third time. The actor would like you to know that the big scene everyone will be talking about — a massive superhero brawl on the ta...

Um, Alicia Keys Just Released A New Single — And It’s Kind Of Great

Um, Alicia Keys Just Released A New Single — And It’s Kind Of Great

May 5, 2016

By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (TNS) Oh, this is a welcome return. After a few years away from the spotlight, Alicia Keys released a new single, “In Common,” late Tuesday, and so far it’s feeling like a low-key delight — certainly an improvement over the ponderous do-gooder vibe that per...

Beyonce Takes A Fierce Stance On ‘Lemonade’

Beyonce Takes A Fierce Stance On ‘Lemonade’

April 26, 2016

By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (TNS) Leave it to Beyonce to surprise us even when we suspected she was coming. Two and a half years ago, no one outside the singer’s trusted circle knew what she had in store with “Beyonce,” the sprawling self-titled album that appeared without warning one night ...

The Fresh Lens Of ‘The People v.s. O.J. Simpson’ Exposes The Same Societal Ills

The Fresh Lens Of ‘The People v.s. O.J. Simpson’ Exposes The Same Societal Ills

April 5, 2016

(PHOTOS) By Libby Hill Los Angeles Times (TNS) “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” should have been an unmitigated disaster. Let’s start with the fact that the 10-episode FX series practically ignores the horrific crime at the heart of the so-called trial of the century. It...

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

February 25, 2016

(PHOTO) By David Ng Los Angeles Times (TNS) The urgent request arrived in May at a difficult personal time for composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Could he fly to Los Angeles — tomorrow, if possible — to meet with Alejandro G. Inarritu? The director wanted Sakamoto to create the score for “The Revenant,”...

‘Deadpool’ Kills All Rivals At The Box Office

‘Deadpool’ Kills All Rivals At The Box Office

February 16, 2016

By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Deadpool,” Marvel’s R-rated twist on superhero movies, grossed an estimated $135 million in the U.S. and Canada in its first three days, all but ensuring that the film will more than double analysts’ estimates of $70 million...

American Idol’ Making Its Final Countdown

American Idol’ Making Its Final Countdown

February 9, 2016

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The countdown to selecting the final “American Idol” has started. Over the next few weeks, final eliminations will be held and the 15th winner will join the list that includes Nick Fradiani, Phillip Phillips, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood and...

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