Will Smith in ‘Concussion’

In “Concussion,” Pittsburgh pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) is known for his quirky habits, such as speaking to corpses and asking for their help in identifying their causes of death, and performing his surgery while listening to Teddy Pendergrass.

WLNY-TV to present special Christmas programming

WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) continues a holiday tradition by rekindling its Yule Log on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ goes adrift

“In the Heart of the Sea” is the true story of the last survivor of whaling ship, who tells the amazing story of the ship’s demise resulting from unrelenting attacks from a whale.

‘The Big Short’ educates as well as entertains

“The Big Short” tells the story of how the 2008 Great Recession began with the crumbling of the housing market, ultimately leading to a worldwide financial crisis.

Spend Christmas with ‘Krampus’

It’s a few days before Christmas.

‘Chi-Raq’: Strong message, weak delivery

The violence has to stop, but Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” is set in a violent south Chicago community.

'The Wiz Live' eases on down the road to big ratings

NBC's live musical, "The Wiz Live!," brought in 11.1 million viewers on Thursday night, according to NBC.

‘Creed’ gets four stars

Writer-director Ryan Coogler confirms every bit of promise that he displayed in his 2013 debut “Fruitvale Station,” which also starred Michael B. Jordan.

Interview with Ryan Coogler, ‘Creed’ director-writer, part 2

“Creed” is Ryan Coogler’s second feature film, and he shares a screenwriting credit with Aaron Covington, the movie based on a story by Coogler.

Lineup announced for 23rd African Diaspora International Film Fest

Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Geraldine Chaplin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sonia Sanchez, Rusty Cundieff, Stanley Nelson and Thierry Michel are some of the names that lead the 23rd African Diaspora International Film Festival.

HBO hosts special screening of '3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets' documentary with panel discussion

On Wednesday night, HBO hosted an invite-only screening of the documentary 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets at the Schomburg Center in Harlem.

Jolie-Pitt’s ‘By the Sea’ sinks

The mid-’70s in the south of France is the setting for “By the Sea.” An American couple, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie Pitt), a former dancer, and her husband, Roland (Brad Pitt), a writer, hope to ignite both his career and their ...

True-life drama ‘The 33’ gets a ‘10’

It was an event that captivated much of the world in 2010, when 33 miners were buried in a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.

AmNews talks with ‘Creed’ director Ryan Coogler

“Creed” is the seventh “Rocky” movie and the first that the franchise’s creator and star, Sylvester Stallone, didn’t write, Ryan Coogler did.

‘Spectre’ not so spectacular

Agent M (Ralph Fiennes), head of the British organization MI6, can’t figure out what the “H” is wrong with Agent 007, James Bond (Daniel Craig).