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Eve Myles does double duty with ‘Keeping Faith’

Eve Myles does double duty with ‘Keeping Faith’

May 28, 2018


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The latest work for Eve Myles, the series “Keeping Faith” on the streaming service Acorn TV, gave her two opportunities to play the same character. That’s not so odd, as actors do that all the time, whether it is in a series or even a movie sequel. But what made the double duty so interesting for...

Kevin Hart explains attempt to get on Super Bowl stage: ‘When alcohol is in your system, you do dumb stuff’

Kevin Hart explains attempt to get on Super Bowl stage: ‘When alcohol is in your system, you do dumb stuff’

February 6, 2018


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Kevin Hart’s brazen attempt to celebrate onstage with the Philadelphia Eagles after their Super Bowl victory was motivated by a little liquid confidence. The comedian — who was shut down by a security guard as he approached the stage after Sunday’s game — explained in an Instagram video that ...

The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ offers an electrifying superhero facing tough issues

The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ offers an electrifying superhero facing tough issues

January 16, 2018


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It’s no coincidence that the CW’s latest offering in a successful string of superhero series premieres the day after Martin Luther King Day. The hero at the center of “Black Lightning” is an African-American educator who prefers to counter systemic racism, inner-city violence and corrupt law enfor...

A powerful story of order and disorder pulls you directly into the heart of ‘Baltimore Rising’ on HBO (PHOTO)

A powerful story of order and disorder pulls you directly into the heart of ‘Baltimore Rising’ on HBO  (PHOTO)

November 21, 2017


Filed under Movies

  Actress Sonja Sohn, who played Det. Kima Greggs on “The Wire,” has made a beautiful documentary film, “Baltimore Rising,” about the city that show was set in. It premiered Monday on HBO, also the network of “The Wire.” Set mainly among officials, activists and officers in the months betw...

ABC’s ‘Inhumans’ is uncertain of itself, but Fox’s ‘The Gifted’ is more convincing

ABC’s ‘Inhumans’ is uncertain of itself, but Fox’s ‘The Gifted’ is more convincing

September 28, 2017


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Mutants have come up in the world. Once, they were monsters fumbling at the door, former humans warped and usually diminished by scientific overreach or accident _ cousins to zombies, something to avoid. Marvel's "X-Men," a comic book since 1963 and a movie franchise since 2000, made them superheroes...

TV review: ‘Westworld’ on HBO is a real trip

TV review: ‘Westworld’ on HBO is a real trip

September 29, 2016


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By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) Westworld premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO. Westworld is a theme park where the very wealthy go to indulge their fantasies, which are either violent, sexual or both. The theme is the Wild West, and as far as patrons are concerned, when they step off that train, they step...

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

September 8, 2016


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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, ...

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

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

May 10, 2016


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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 ...

Beyonce Takes A Fierce Stance On ‘Lemonade’

Beyonce Takes A Fierce Stance On ‘Lemonade’

April 26, 2016


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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


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(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


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(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,”...

Hield Leads No. 3 Oklahoma To 63-60 Win Over No. 24 Texas

Hield Leads No. 3 Oklahoma To 63-60 Win Over No. 24 Texas

February 9, 2016


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By Brian Davis Austin American-Statesman (TNS) NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield scored nine points down the closing stretch and then saved his best for last. Hield, the Big 12’s most dynamic play-maker, drained a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining to make the difference for No. 3...

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