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Waiting for ‘Wonder Woman’

A packed theater. Eager fans. And the audience erupted with applause when Wonder Woman appeared on screen.

Lashana Lynch stars in Shonda Rhimes’ new period drama

Based on the famous play by Shakespeare, Rhimes’ series premiered on ABC May 29. It is a story of complex love affairs and fraught power relationships among the young denizens of the Italian city of Verona in the aftermath of ...

Cannes Film Festival has few women, no Black films

There wasn’t a single film by a Black director screening work at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. And not just in the competition, where a film by a Black director hasn’t been in the running for a staggering four years, ...

'Underground' canceled, producer John Legend seeks 'new home'

WGN America's overhaul has officially begun.

Michael Jackson gets sympathetic treatment in 'Searching for Neverland'

Narrowly focused on the last few years of his life, "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland" labors to humanize the King of Pop, acknowledging eccentricities but portraying him as an object of sympathy.

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’—Take this trip!

The Heffley family—Dad (Tom Everett Scott), Mom (Alicia Silverstone), older brother (Charlie Waters), Greg, the diary writer, himself (Jason Drucker) and younger brother (Dylan and Wyatt Walters)—take off from their middle-class abode to travel to Grandma Meemaw’s 90th birthday celebration. ...

“Alien: Covenant” doesn’t disappoint

Terror is back, the alien type of terror. Do you remember the terrifying image of a larva alien exploding out of a bloody human body—ravenous—and moving like a bullet in search of a new host?

Javier Bardem bent on revenge in ‘Pirates’

There are some actors who could—literally—read anything and make it exciting.

Amandla Stenberg plays a girl in love with life

African-American actress Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson star in the teenage romance in “Everything, Everything” as a pair of adorable kids in the first blush of puppy love.

'Dancing with the Stars' crowns new champs, ending surprise-filled season

"Dancing with the Stars" has wrapped up what could go down as one of the most surprise-filled seasons in its 24-season history.

‘Guardians 2’ serves up more of the same—fun, laughs and plenty of action

In Hollywood, big-budget, sci-fi films that have the universal “geek” stamp of approval—i.e., Marvel—don’t require a strong script.

Academy focuses spotlight on music and sound

There is a notion that all the work that’s done by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is aimed at producing the speculator Oscar celebration, but there is much, much more to know about the Academy than just ...

Complex Networks’ new series ‘Food Grails’ explores America’s underground food

Do hip-hop and food go together like a hot dog and a bun? Ask Miss Info, a hip-hop insider and the host of “Food Grails,” the new show on Complex Networks that explores the convergence of pop culture, race and ...

'Malcolm’s Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X’ film screening

Organized by the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and the Sons of Afrika (atmxcc519@verizon.net), the annual visit to Malcolm X’s gravesite in Hartsdale, N.Y., will occur Friday, May 19.

‘The Dinner’—Skip this meal for now

Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife, Claire (Laura Linney), are surprised by Paul’s brother, Stan’s (Richard Gere) and his wife, Katelyn’s (Rebecca Hall) abrupt invitation to have dinner at a posh, exclusive local restaurant. The brothers are not close and ...