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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Recap: ‘Date of Death’

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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on unless you’ve seen Season 2, Episode 13 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” titled “Date of Death.” It turns out a lot more people than just Travis saw the hotel lights when Madison powered the place up last week. By the time he arrives, there are already dozens of people… Read more »

Rihanna, Coldplay, Chelsea Handler Speak Up for Change at Global Citizen Festival

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“Y’all should be real proud of yourselves, y’all know that?” said Rihanna to her crowd of fans, including humanitarians, world leaders, refugees, musicians, and celebrities, on Saturday night at Central Park as part of the fifth Global Citizen Festival. “Y’all are changing the world just by standing here right now. I’m not gon’ get too sentimental… Read more »

PopPolitics: Newton Minow Says It’s Up to Candidates to Correct Each Other in Debates (Listen)

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Newton Minow, the FCC chairman under President John F. Kennedy who helped start the tradition of general election presidential debates, says that it should be up to the candidates, and not necessarily the moderator, to correct each other if something is said that is not factual. Minow, who is a member of the Commission on… Read more »

Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: Sept. 19

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Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt An attorney for Angelina Jolie’s, Robert Offer, confirmed the news to the Associated Press that she had filed for divorce “for the health of the family.” ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Not Expected to Do ‘Force Awakens’ Business, Disney CEO Says Disney chief Bob Iger said he just… Read more »

TV Ratings: ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Bull’ See Solid Gains in L3 Numbers

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Two of this season’s high-profile new dramas — NBC’s “This Is Us” and CBS’ “Bull” — pulled in notable gains over three days of delayed viewing, according to Nielsen’s just released live-plus-3 ratings for the Tuesday premieres. “This Is Us” saw its 18-49 number swell to 4.2, from 2.8 in live-same-day viewing. That’s the biggest… Read more »

Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks Make a Case for Star Power

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Antoine Fuqua knew what it would take to get him to remake “The Magnificent Seven,” John Sturges’ 1960 classic about a band of gunslingers. The film, which was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 movie “The Seven Samurai,” is an oft-told story about a band of mercenaries who save a town. Its genetic code… Read more »

The Beauty of ‘Sully’: How Clint Eastwood Turned Chesley Sullenberger Into a Countercultural Hero

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When I first heard that Clint Eastwood was going to turn the story of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger into a major motion picture, I had two thoughts: first, that the subject seemed almost too on-the-nose and down-the-middle-of-the-plate for a Hollywood heroic saga. (It sounded like the sort of thing that would have been a routine… Read more »

Cinematographers Guild Honors Rodrigo Prieto, Dolby Labs, and David Geffner With Special Awards

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DP Rodrigo Prieto (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), tech innovator Dolby Laboratories, and ICG magazine editor David Geffner received the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards on Friday. The awards were presented during the ECA opening event, held at the clubhouse of the American Society of Cinematographers in Hollywood. The 20th annual… Read more »