BBC Worldwide and ITV launches new streaming service BritBox

Fans of British shows can binge classics including   Fawlty Towers and   Blackadder, as well as new episodes of currently airing shows like the soaps   Emmerdale and   EastEnders will be available 24 hours after their UK broadcast. Other available shows include   Miss Marple,   Inspector Morse,   Sherlock Holmes,   Poirot: The Early Cases,   Prime Suspect,   Are You Being Served?,   As Time Goes By,   The Office   (UK),   Absolutely Fabulous,   and   Gavin and Stacey. “BBC and ITV are known for   a   vast   array   of diverse and award-winning programming that fans in the U.S. love and   want to watch,” said BritBox President Soumya   Sriraman. Show Full Article It’s designed to be the most comprehensive collection of British television in the United States. The service will also offer curated playlists, like “Best of British comedy,” “Literary Adaptations,” or “Very British Beginnings,” which will showcase the work of celebrities including James Corden (Late Late Show), Daniel Craig (Spectre), and Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) early in their careers. Get ready for a new range of viewing options —   especially if you’re an anglophile! “Those fans now   have   a   one-of-a-kind SVOD service option   that offers   a single point of   access to   an extensive collection of outstanding   British   programming to discover and enjoy.”
BritBox is available for $6.99 a month, and can be accessed on responsive web, AppleTV, Android phones and tablets, and iPhone and iPad apps, with Roku and Chromecast soon to follow. BBC Worldwide and ITV have teamed up to launch BritBox, a new subscription video-on-demand streaming service available now. RELATED:   Here’s a   guide to all the TV streaming services you could ever want
BritBox also features the U.S. premieres of mystery drama   New Blood   and the history-inspired miniseries   Tutankhamun, and will also serve as the exclusive home for shows including Sharpe,   Upstairs Downstairs (both the older and recent series),   Brideshead Revisited,   Bleak House, and   Desperate Romantics.

‘Boy Meets World’ actor William Daniels opens up about suffering abuse as a child actor

And I don’t know how we did it and got any sleep, because it was in the evening and we’d get home at 1 o’clock in the morning. “My mother was really the ultimate stage mother, and my father did nothing to stop her. “They didn’t realize the pressure of performance that my sister and I went through. 11, 2001. Estelle Shane, who suggested that I was an abused child. The Emmy-winning actor, who starred in Boy Meets World, Knight Rider,   and St. “It has taken me a long time to agree with this diagnosis. So that’s what we did — many, many of those. It didn’t occur to us until this analyst said to me, ‘No, you were being abused.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, yeah.’ I’m sure Irene — that’s my mother — didn’t feel that way.”
Years later, Daniels sat down with both his parents at his home in California and opened up to them about the pain of his past. It wasn’t until William Daniels was an adult that he realized he was abused as a child actor. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Mother believed, rather firmly, that children get ‘swelled heads’ if they had too much praise,” the book continues. So they sat out in back or stood out back with the other parents. In my defense, I was just a child. This story was originally published on RELATED: See Boy Meets World Characters Then and Now
“Many decades later, when I started writing this book, I started seeing a psychologist, Dr. Craig, KITT, & Many Others is on sale now. In fact, I didn’t really become that aware of it or aware of it at all when I was seeing an analyst who said, ‘You were being abused.’ And I said, ‘No, my mother wouldn’t.’ And she said, ‘Yes you were. “It was unhealthy, my doctor said, that I was unable to express my anger, my fears and my dread of knowing what was expected of me in the future.”

“Also hurtful was my mother’s failure to say ‘good job’ or ‘well done,’ compliments surely all children need to hear. “I had no idea that — I didn’t feel like, ‘Oh my God, I’m being abused’ or anything like that. Craig, KITT & Many Others   that his mother dragged him to endless auditions from a very young age, pushing him   to dance, sing, and perform. It is true that my sisters and I were the tool’s of my mother’s ambitions — her ambitions not just for her children, but for herself.”
Speaking with PEOPLE, Daniels admits that he was initially in denial about being the victim of abuse as a child actor. Show Full Article “[Irene] looked out on the glass doors onto the pool and never looked at me once when I told her this: That ‘You really put us through a lot.’”
“Dr. Shane said that it wasn’t depression. Elsewhere, shares in his new memoir   the painful memories of being forced into performing as a child by his mother. … In retrospect my parents were right. “And why was I such a wimp and couldn’t say no? He later began working alongside his sisters, Jacqueline and Carol, performing on radio shows and television throughout the week that would go late into the wee hours of the morning, as well as   on weekends, while the children received little to no compensation for their talents. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Two or three a week sometimes. But still….”
Despite his loss of childhood, Daniels still has immense love for his parents, who have both passed away: Irene almost three decades ago and Charles on Sept. Daniels, 89, was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1927 — two years before the Great Depression hit in 1929 — to his bricklayer father, Charles, and his telephone operator mother, Irene. Daniels recalls   in   There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. And although he was forced to perform and was robbed of a healthy childhood, there is nothing else that Daniels would rather have done with his life than be on a stage or in front of the camera lens. She said, ‘I think you’re in mourning for your lost childhood.’ My level of anxiety while reading these pages — some of which literally brought me to tears — finally convinced me of my psychologist’s analysis: I was indeed an abused child. I was shocked to hear such a description — that I had been robbed of a normal childhood, forced to perform and put into situations that I had no control over,” Daniels writes in his memoir. Why did my mother have to drag us around, throwing back carpets in her friends’ apartments, demanding that we dance like trained monkeys?” he writes in the book. … It was during the Depression when kids became very popular performers because they didn’t have to pay them. “I told them out here in our little pool house,” Daniels tells PEOPLE about the sit-down discussion. But we did it and we didn’t feel like we were being abused. At least when it came to me,” he writes, and later adds, “Clearly acting is what I wanted to do and what I’ve always wanted to do in spite of the countless times I said no and tried to push it all away.”
There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. You were forced onto the stage,’” Daniels tells PEOPLE.

Jennifer Tilly says ‘Cult of Chucky’ will surprise and excite fans

Cult of Chucky will be released in an unrated version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this fall, in time for Halloween. “Don… has sort of indoctrinated me into the art that is horror films,” said the actress. “Before I met Don, I wasn’t really into horror films. It’s like, I’d never seen a Chucky movie. With surprise and delight, according to franchise regular Jennifer Tilly, who appeared on NBC’s New York Live yesterday to discuss the Dom Mancini-directed horror sequel, which will be released this fall. “I think it’s going to really surprise and excite the Chucky fans,” said Tilly, who has played Chucky’s girlfriend Tiffany, the doll version of Tiffany, and herself in the series. Show Full Article But now I really love them. How will Child’s Play fans react to the upcoming seventh installment in the killer doll series, Cult of Chucky? “I’m there, in the living, breathing flesh.”
Tilly also revealed she was not a horror film fan prior to appearing in the franchise. There’s a lot of work that goes into making a great horror film.”
Cult of Chucky costars Tilly’s fellow franchise veterans Brad Dourif, who will once again voice Chucky, and the actor’s daughter Fiona, who is reprising the role of Nica Pierce, and Alex Vincent, who starred in 1988’s original Child’s Play. Watch a teaser trailer for Cult of Chucky below and Tilly’s appearance on New York Live, above.

Susan Sarandon is on fire in FX’s ‘Feud’

But does the show do a good job recreating the angst? “Ryan Murphy did for these two stars what he did what for Marcia Clark in The People v. “Susan Sarandon is burning in this. Simpson:   He showed what was going on in the world and in the industry and the way that what we thought the story was at the time, was not the story.” Shaw praises Murphy for revealing   that Joan Crawford and Bette Davis   should never have been enemies, but   everyone was conspiring to have the two women at each other’s throats in order to   sell a movie. RELATED: See the Real-Life Inspiration Behind   Feud
“I love this; I love old Hollywood,” agrees Touré who is particularly impressed by the acting. Shaw thinks so. Show Full Article “I love this show; I could not get enough of it,” she begins, before going on to credit the show’s creator. In FX’s new drama   Feud: Bette and Joan, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange star   as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, respectively,   bringing to life the well-documented friction between the iconic actresses. On this week’s   Bingeworthy, hosts Jessica Shaw and Touré can’t stop   raving about Feud. I think Jessica Lange is good, but Susan Sarandon is just crackling and just electric!”
Feud   airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Enjoy the full clip above and catch this full episode of Bingeworthy, available now, on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) at, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS, and Android devices. O.J.

TCM announces plans to honor longtime host Robert Osborne

– “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin” 3:45 a.m. –   “Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute” 5:30 p.m. –   “Private Screenings: Debbie Reynolds” 10:30 p.m. His calming presence, gentlemanly style, encyclopedic knowledge of film history, fervent support for film preservation and highly personal interviewing style all combined to make him a truly world-class host,” TCM general manager Jennifer Dorian said in a statement released Monday. –   “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O’Toole” 6:45 p.m. – “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak” 9:15 a.m. –   “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer” 11 p.m. –   Robert Osborne introduces “Gone with the Wind” in his first-ever on-air appearance as a TCM host 8:05 p.m. –   “Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli” 12:45 a.m. –   “Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine” 4:15 p.m. – “Private Screenings: Robert Osborne” 7:30 a.m. – “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer” 12:15 p.m. – “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint” 8:15 a.m. – “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin” 11:30 a.m. – “Private Screenings: Robert Osborne” 5:15 a.m. –   “Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli” 1:30 p.m. – “Private Screenings: Robert Osborne” 2:15 a.m. Here’s the full “TCM Remembers Robert Osborne” schedule (all times Eastern): March 18 6 a.m. – “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer” Latest updates The tribute on March 18-19 will include interviews from Osborne’s interview series “Private Screenings,” including conversations with Liza Minnelli, Peter O’Toole, Debbie Reynolds and Ernest Borgnine. – “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O’Toole” 10:30 a.m. –   “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint” 4:15 p.m. –   “Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute” 9 p.m. –   “Private Screenings: Norman Jewison” 5:30 p.m. –   “Private Screenings: Betty Hutton” 11:45 p.m. –   “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak” 8 p.m. –   “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Luise Rainer” 3 p.m. Robert Osborne (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday announced plans to honor longtime host Robert Osborne with a 48-hour tribute featuring a selection of long-form interviews from his 23-year tenure with the channel. – “Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute” 10:15 a.m. – “Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute” March 19 6 a.m. – “Private Screenings: Robert Osborne” Noon –   “Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute” 1 p.m. –   “Private Screenings: Robert Osborne” 3 p.m. – “Private Screenings: Liza Minnnelli” 7 a.m. He was 84. The network will also feature the 2013 installment of “Private Screenings” featuring Alec Baldwin interviewing Osborne. – “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Kim Novak” 2:30 a.m. Osborne, who served as a host for TCM since its inception in 1994, died Monday. –   “Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli” 8 p.m. – “Private Screenings: Norman Jewison” 3:30 a.m. “Robert was embraced by devoted fans who saw him as a trusted expert and friend. –   “Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute” Midnight – “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter O’Toole” 1:15 a.m. –   “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint” 10:15 p.m. –   “Private Screenings: Robert Osborne” 7 p.m. – “Private Screenings: Norman Jewison” 9 a.m. – “Private Screenings: Robert Osborne” 9:30 p.m. –   “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival: Alan Arkin” 2:15 p.m. – “Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine: 4:45 a.m.

Aliens poke back in this ‘Life’ extended preview

Show Full Article SXSW attendees will be the first to find out what happens next, when the world premiere of   Life   closes out this year’s festival on March 18. Check out the extended sneak peek above. Faced with a new organism, the first proof of life on Mars, Ariyon Bakare’s scientist decides to poke it with a stick. More precisely, he uses a device to stimulate the organism with electricity. Although real world attempts to identify any such extraterrestrial life have been unsuccessful, Daniel Espinosa’s upcoming sci-fi thriller   Life   explores the possibility of finding some. The movie opens nationwide March 24. This quickly goes bad when the organism reacts by grabbing his hand … and doesn’t let go. In a new extended preview of the film, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal as scientists, the team gets more than they bargained for from their newly-discovered organism. Ah, yes, life on Mars — the dream of science fiction fans and cosmically-minded daydreamers everywhere.

John Turturro and Bobby Cannavale made a short film about men’s hair

Big City, directed by Jordan Bond, Lachlan Ryan, written by Jordan Bond. In Norwegian with subtitles. Big Sister (Ahotcha), directed and written by Michal Gassner. (USA) – World Premiere. Show Full Article The Godfather of Fitness tells the improbable story of how an ambitious boy from California, obsessed with grueling workouts and good nutrition, became one of the most respected men in the world of fitness. (USA) – World Premiere. Run Mama Run is an examination of motherhood and athleticism through the eyes of Sarah Brown, an elite track athlete who will continue to train through pregnancy and postpartum with help of her trainer and husband Darren Brown. Run Mama Run, directed by Daniele Anastasion. (USA) – World Premiere. (Canada) – World Premiere. Film veteran John Turturro, known for his roles in many a Coen Brothers film as well as HBO’s recent miniseries   The Night Of, is heading to the Tribeca Film Festival with a short film about a hair-raising subject. Maryam’s husband has an accident at home and, rather than saving him, she stops helping and watches him die. (Venezuela) – World Premiere. (USA) – World Premiere. In August 2016, seven female filmmakers, all under the age of 25, traveled to Central Florida to film the women of Weeki Wachee Springs, for whom performing daily mermaid shows is more than a job – it’s a craft. Vijay, a lonely taxi driver who recently moved to Melbourne, picks up Chris, a stray drunk who befriends him, and over the course of the night, Chris experiences some of Vijay’s troubles and Vijay learns to see the city in a new light. Shorts: New York – Group Therapy
Everyone wants to share. Woody’s Order!, directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Iron Hands (铁手), directed and written by Johnson Cheng. Helping each other and our planet in these troubled times
Mother’s Day, directed by Elizabeth Lo, co-directed by R.J. (USA, China) – World Premiere. It’s Sicily in 1965, and Franca is forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community, but she rebels against the established custom and sets a precedent that alters the course of Italian history, paving the way for women’s rights. (USA) – World Premiere. Inspired by true events on 9/11. The World In Your Window, directed and written by Zoe McIntosh. Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival: Sports Shorts, Sponsored by Mohegan Sun
A spectrum of stories, styles, and sports, this collection of athletically-minded short films will take audiences on a decades-spanning journey through some of the most unexpected and entertaining tales from sports legends and amateurs alike. Check out the full short films slate, via the festival, below. A euphoric vision of the future is presented through this cinematic poem about the challenging yet world-changing power of invention as a lone space explorer crash-lands on a desolate planet and must find a way to make her new home habitable. Hilda is a realist tribute to octogenarian New Yorker artist Hilda O’Connell who lived shoulder-to-shoulder with the great Abstract Expressionist painters in the ’50s and became a member of the Aegis Gallery in the ’60s. Oscar has to accept that his totally normal sleepover with Hedgehog isn’t going to be totally normal. Sarah manages Joy Joy Nails with a cheerful iron fist – but she gets her manicured claws out when Chinese Mia, a manicurist trainee, looks to be stealing the boss’s son’s affections, soon discovering that under the varnish, everyone’s a victim. Hair, directed by John Turturro, written by Bobby Cannavale and John Turturro. The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm, directed by Colin Hanks. In the months before the war in Iraq, two close brothers are forced to separate, soon meeting again when the war is in full swing, but neither is the same. (USA) – New York Premiere. This experimental music documentary explores how a generation united against the neo-Nazi National Front in 1970s Britain through a punk fanzine, with black and white coming together through popular culture at a terrifying time of turmoil and division. Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi G
The Animated shorts program showcases imaginative storytelling and captivating craft. (Iran) – International Premiere. Struggling with trauma and depression after his military service, Iraq war veteran Bobby Lane wants to cross surfing off his bucket list before taking his life. Again, directed by Alexis Jacknow, written by Bekah Brunstetter. In Portuguese with subtitles. As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym’s reclusive groundskeeper. (USA) – North American Premiere. (USA) – World Premiere. In the face of a federal emergency deeming its drinking water unsafe for consumption, Flint’s resilient citizens rally together to forge a new narrative that is hopeful and optimistic. Lozada. Dive (Salta), directed by Marianne Amelinckx. (USA) – World Premiere. Buckets, directed and written by Julia Jones. In English, Spanish with subtitles. (USA) – World Premiere. A superstar socialite seeks revenge when the artist who made her famous finds a younger muse. (Italy) – World Premiere. (Australia) – New York Premiere. Where There’s Smoke, directed by Evan Ari Kelman, written by Evan Ari Kelman, Parker Hill. Love the Sinner, directed by Jessica Devaney, Geeta Gandbhir, written by Jessica Devaney. Shorts: Your Heart’s Desire (Narrative)
The things you want most are often deeply hidden
Alive, directed and written by Sung Hwan Kim. Cul-De-Sac, directed by Damon Russell, written by Shawn Christensen. (Norway) – World Premiere. Shorts: Surf’s Up! A portrait of American recidivism produced over a span of two years, Revolving Doors follows Jason, who, despite attempts to retain meaningful employment, fails and returns to prison, devastating his family. A 100-meter sprinter faces challenges around the end of his career and his life. (USA) – World Premiere. Be it surfing for solace or in one of the coldest places on earth, catch the waves
Resurface, directed by Josh Izenberg, Wynn Padula. For Flint, directed by Brian Schulz, written by Brian Schulz, Sharika Ajaikumar, Katharina Stroh. Kobe Bryant’s inspiring poem Dear Basketball is stunningly drawn to life by veteran animation director Glen Keane and set to the music of legendary composer John Williams. (USA) – World Premiere. The Navigator (Kartleseren), directed and written by Mikal Hovland. When Dennis Rodman hurts his knee with four weeks to go in the Chicago Bulls ’96-’97 NBA championship season, young assistant trainer Wally Blasé is assigned to oversee his rehab, and the two forge a close friendship over 10 wild days of fast living recounted by director Colin Hanks through animation and first-person confessions. Summer Camp Island, directed and written by Julia Pott. Based on a true story, 11th Hour recounts how, on the evening of 9/11, Maria José’s bar is heaving with locals united in grief and a building rage; a cop pulls his gun and when a surprise visitor enters Maria has to seize the moment to take back control. (USA) – World Premiere. (USA, Serbia) – World Premiere. The Foster Portfolio, directed and written by Danielle Katvan, written by Danielle Katvan. Julia goes back to the pool and remembers that, sometimes, life challenges ourselves to keep going and make decisions. After smoking too much weed on his way to meet a friend at the movie theater, Matt’s altered perception hurls him into a dark, surreal series of events that unfold across the theater. The Good Fight, directed and written by Ben Holman, written by Ben Holman. In Korean with subtitles. Under an Arctic Sky, directed by Chris Burkard, written by Ben Weiland, Chris Burkard. (USA) – New York Premiere. (Israel) – International Premiere. In Norwegian with subtitles. An intimate and moving exploration of the experience of coming of age – under the gaze of state surveillance. The impact of mass incarceration on a generation of youth is explored through an annual Mother’s Day charity bus journey that takes children from across California to visit their mothers in prison. Actress Ann Talman finally performs the solo show she wrote for her muse: her brother with cerebral palsy. In Persian with subtitles. A heartwarming story about the power of community support during a time of grief, this action-oriented CG-animated short film centers around a group of park pigeons and their old men pals who come together to help one of their own get through a great loss. One of them, like it or not, is “The Talk.”
Second to None, directed and written by Vincent Gallagher. Following a personal tragedy, Alan Duarte opens his own boxing gym to offer salvation and hope to others in the notorious gun violence- ridden favela in Rio de Janeiro where he was born and lives. (Ireland) – New York Premiere. A sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking story of a very isolated person, Wave tells the story of Gaspar Rubicon, who wakes up from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language, baffling linguistics experts from around the globe. Miller, Jeremy Newberger, written by Daniel A. Water Warriors, directed by Michael Premo. Those competing were selected   from 4,385 hopefuls. Little Bird, directed by Georgia Oakley, written by Emily Taaffe. Turturro directed a short called Hair, co-written with and also starring   Bobby Cannavale   (Boardwalk Empire). (USA) – World Premiere. Shorts: Human Condition
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Shooting War, directed by Aeyliya Husain. (USA) – World Premiere. White Riot: London, directed by Rubika Shah, written by Ed Gibbs, Rubika Shah. Squeezed into a tiny caravan, eight-year-old Jesse and his grief-stricken father are in limbo, existing more than living – until an accidental friendship with a V8-driving transsexual unlocks the means for Jesse to liberate his father and himself.  
This program is suggested for those 14 and older. (USA) – World Premiere. Fry Day, directed by Laura Moss, written by Laura Moss, Brendan O’Brien. (Australia) – World Premiere. (Norway) – North American Premiere. Shorts: S.O.S. There are things in life you never forget. A group of surfers along with photographer Chris Burkard journey to Iceland’s north coast in search of perfect waves during the largest storm to make landfall in 25 years. The film will have   its world premiere at the 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s “Shorts: New York – Group Therapy” competition, and features unscripted dialogue between the two actors, centering on a man curiously preoccupied with his own hair. (South Korea) – International Premiere. A film about trust, human vulnerability, and the fragility of power, The Navigator focuses on Jon, who gets the chance of his lifetime reading the pacenotes for his big brother in the upcoming rally championship, but is distracted by a new girl in town. Seconds after the wedding, a bride is stunned to learn that her new husband fudged nearly everything about his past, his family, and his accomplishments—but his revelations force her to come clean about a few shocking secrets of her own. Shorts: Viewfinder
Framing personal impressions of the past
Hilda, directed and written by Kiira Benzing. Back in New York after a stint in Los Angeles, Norman Kaminsky has a terrible argument with his girlfriend just before running into a string of characters from his past – and despite his best efforts, Norman can’t seem to run away from his problems. In total, 57 short films will be competing, 36 of which, including Turturro’s, will be world premieres. (Canada) – New York Premiere. The story of Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson, who in 1962 chose to stay in his home country rather than defect, this film examines through the lens of Cuban-American politics how his life and the life of the Cuban people were dramatically altered by the embargo. (USA) – World Premiere. Other standouts from this year’s selections include the ultra-timely American film, Watched, directed by Katie Mitchell as part of the “Shorts: Viewfinder” competition; the U.K.’s WWII-era   Little Bird, directed by Georgia Oakley as part of the “Shorts: Postcards” competition; and For Flint, an American short, directed by Brian Schulz for the “Shorts: S.O.S.” competition, focusing on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and the citizens it’s affected. (U.K.) – New York Premiere. Gili has a clear and violent agenda towards male sexual offenders, and finds it difficult to comprehend the limits of her power to repair the world when she discovers her younger brother is suspended from school for a similar violation. A girl learns the brutal sacrifices it takes to satisfy her love. In Arabic, English, Spanish with subtitles. The Godfather of Fitness, directed by Rade Popović, written by Zoran Amar, Rade Popović. Revolving Doors, directed and written by James Burns. (USA) – New York Premiere. In this meditation on life in one of the small towns that feeds America, a young farmer and a high school senior each grapple with the dangers of farm life. (USA) – World Premiere. A man watches Groundhog Day over and over and over again. (USA) – World Premiere. (USA) – New York Premiere. Watched, directed by Katie Mitchell. (Canada, USA) – New York Premiere. In Italian, Sicilian with subtitles. The Escape asks whether one day we’ll all dream of ordinary lives via the story of Lambert, a normal man who, out of his element in a dangerous part of town, negotiates with the mysterious Kellan for the chance to escape into a fantasy of his own choosing. (Spain) – US Premiere. In Spanish with subtitles. Against the backdrop of 1941 London, Little Bird explores how far one young woman will go to create a new life for herself when the women of Great Britain are called upon to aid the war effort. There will be 10 competitions for this year’s shorts, five of which will be narrative, four will be documentary, and there will be one   animated competition. Odd is an Egg (Odd er et egg), directed by Kristin Ulseth, written by Maria Avramova, Kristin Ulseth. (Ireland, Mexico) – International Premiere. Retouch, directed and written by Kaveh Mazaheri. (USA) – New York Premiere. In Chinese with subtitles. The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival will run from April 19-30. Odd is terrified of his head – until one day he falls in love with Gunn and his life is turned upside down, freeing him from his worries in the most expected way. Eva and Mr. Shorts: Disconnected
Communication is key in the struggle to be heard
Wave, directed by Benjamin Cleary, TJ O’Grady-Peyton, written by Benjamin Cleary. Bump & Spike, directed by Michael Jacobs. Six teenagers are led into an intriguing game of survival by their guidance counselor. Love the Sinner explores the Evangelical roots of homophobia in the wake of the Pulse shooting. The Talk: True Stories About The Birds & The Bees, directed and written by Alain Delannoy. Second to None is a black comedy in stop motion about the world’s second-oldest man who learns that ambition can be a killer. (USA) – New York Premiere. There will be an additional Sports Shorts competition, to go along with the 11th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. In English, Spanish with subtitles. Skull + Bone, directed by Victoria Rivera. (USA) – World Premiere. (USA) – World Premiere. (USA) – World Premiere. Revolution in the Ring, directed by Jason Sklaver. Miller, Ann Talman. The Suitcase, directed and written by Abi Damaris Corbin. Silo: Edge of the Real World, directed by Marshall Burnette. (USA) – World Premiere. (USA) – World Premiere. Joy Joy Nails, directed and written by Joey Ally. (U.K.) – World Premiere. Corbeau have long felt a reciprocal affection and attraction, but the world of humans and the world of animals don’t mix – until one autumn evening, at the masked ball organized by Eva’s father in honour of his daughter. Don’t Mess With Julie Whitfield, directed and written by Amy Barham. Featuring actual wiretapped phone calls and surveillance video, this film explores how the FBI brought down the largest counterfeit operation in U.S. An unscripted dialogue between John Turturro and Bobby Cannavale about a man’s particularness about his hair. Baraka, directed by Néstor Ruiz Medina, written by Néstor Ruiz Medina, Juan Luis Cordero. The Escape, directed and written by Paul Franklin. Curpigeon, directed and written by Dmitry Milkin. (Brazil, U.K., USA) – World Premiere. After a tragic accident, a firefighter must convince the city commissioner he’s able to return to the line of duty. (USA) – New York Premiere. Julie Whitfield ALWAYS heads the Oak Tree Elementary School Fall Fantasy Fundraiser planning committee, so when new parent Rachel attempts a coup, it leads to a bloody battle that only one woman can survive. The ordinary life of a Boston bred baggage handler is turned upside down when he steals a suitcase that contains terrorist plans. Angel (Mon Ange), directed and written by Gregory Casares. Tokyo Project, directed and written by Richard Shepard. (Switzerland) – International Premiere. (U.K.) – World Premiere. On a business trip to Tokyo, Sebastian explores the city with a mysterious woman he keeps running into wherever he goes, discovering heartbreakingly that the truth, and the past, are as elusive as love. The Counterfeiter, directed by Brian Biegel. Follow the rise of an inner-city Memphis high school’s first rugby team and see the ways in which, for these boys, the unlikely sport is much more than a game. In Hebrew with subtitles. (New Zealand) – North American Premiere. The Spring, directed by Delaney Buffett, written by Chloe Corner, Delaney Buffett, Katie Corwin. Blues Planet: Triptych, directed and written by Wyland. Approaching a Breakthrough, directed and written by Noah Pritzker. When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. The Beehive, directed and written by Jacobie Gray. Life Boat, directed and written by Lorraine Nicholson. Dear Basketball, directed by Glen Keane, written by Kobe Bryant. A teenage girl comes of age against the backdrop of Ted Bundy’s execution in 1989. Escape, directed by Limbert Fabian, Brandon Oldenburg, written by Limbert Fabian, Brandon Oldenburg, Angus McGilpin. (USA) – World Premiere. Shorts: Postcards
Five female-centric stories where the past meets the present
Viola, Franca, directed by Marta Savina, written by Marta Savina, Andrea Brusa. (USA) – World Premiere. 11th Hour, directed by Jim Sheridan, written by Jim Sheridan, Oskar Slingerland. (USA) – World Premiere. The spectacular rise and fall of the International Professional Volleyball Association, which existed between 1975–1980 complete with “party lifestyle,” rocking arena matches and stars on the court and in the stands, is chronicled in this Michael Jacobs-directed film. (USA) – New York Premiere. (USA) – World Premiere. Shorts: Last Exit
On the road of life there is no turning back
Oh Damn, directed and written by Pat Bishop and Matt Ingebretson. (USA) – World Premiere. The Rugby Boys of Memphis, directed by David Darg. Blues Planet: Triptych explores the Gulf Oil Spill disaster and its aftermath through environmental artist Wyland who, along with 30 of today’s pre-eminent artists, recorded a new genre of global blues on the catastrophe’s anniversary. (Ireland) – World Premiere. (USA) – World Premiere. history during the summer of 1998, thanks to the help of some major league baseball players. For 200 years every Mardi Gras has started the same way: Dressed as skeletons, armed with bones, the Northside Skull and Bone Gang wake the city before dawn with drums, chants and ceremonial knocking on doors to warn people against violence, gunplay and other negative influences on the streets. Parents living at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac discover a listening device inside their son’s teddy bear. (USA) – World Premiere. Forty percent   of this   diverse collection has been directed by women, and   40 percent   are courtesy of international filmmakers from 18 different nations, including Australia, Brazil, China, Iran, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, to name a few. Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange double life. Lemon, directed and written by Timothy Michael Cooper. TIME magazine photographer Franco Pagetti tells the stories behind three photographs as a metaphor for the Iraq War to reveal the impact the conflict has had on a country, a region, and the world. In English, Korean, Mandarin with subtitles.

‘Riverdale’ scores early season 2 renewal

Set in present-day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade in the midst of a murder mystery. Riverdale has been picked up for a second season, EW has learned. Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, and Mädchen Amick also star. Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. RELATED: See Your Favorite Archie Comics Characters Transformed in Riverdale
The drama hails from writer and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. ET on The CW. Show Full Article The series, which debuted in late January, has posted recent gains in delayed viewing, becoming one of the network’s most streamed shows on The CW’s digital platforms.

‘The Expanse’: Bobbie declares war on Earth in NSFW sneak peek

Something truly gnarly happened on Ganymede at the end of last week’s episode of The Expanse. (Those certain terms include the use of profanity so be careful before you start cranking up the volume.)
Check out the video above to see Bobbie get her game face on, and then tune in Wednesday at 10 p.m. Good news, though: Martian marine Bobbie Draper survived the encounter with… whatever that was. (Readers of the book series on which the show is based have a pretty good idea). However, in this exclusive sneak peek clip from Wednesday’s March 8 episode, we see Bobbie under interrogation attempting to piece it all together, and she puts the blame squarely at the feet of Earth in no uncertain terms. on Syfy to see how it all plays out. Show Full Article

Donald Trump Jr. parodies ‘SNL’ impression, says he’s available

does most of the talking, trying to convince everyone that their dad isn’t involved with the business. While the president has voiced his negative opinions of   SNL and Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of him, his son is having fun with Mikey Day channeling him. Watch the clip above. Apparently, Donald Trump got a kick out of Saturday Night Live‘s impression of him. #heshungry #snl #weekendupdate. In the segment, Trump Jr. Show Full Article Trump Jr., who is now running the family business with his brother Eric, shared a photo Monday parodying a sketch from the show’s recent episode. In the picture, he’s eating from a bag of Cheerios, a play on Saturday’s Weekend Update, where Day playing Trump Jr., pulled out the same cereal snack to feed the hungry, childlike Eric (Alex Moffat). (@donaldjtrumpjr) on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:58pm PST

With no President Trump portrayal on this past week’s Octavia Spencer-hosted installment, the Trump brothers got the spotlight on Weekend Update. PS if you ever need a Don Jr fill in I'm available and I do a much better job with the hair than Mikey😂
A post shared by Donald Trump Jr. Don't tell him. “Dear @nbcsnl I stole somebody’s snack today (hint it may be Eric). Meanwhile, Eric spouts   about funny face pancakes and struggles to drink his Capri Sun. Donald Trump Jr., that is. Don’t tell him,” he wrote in the caption.” PS if you ever need a Don Jr fill in I’m available and I do a much better job with the hair than Mikey.”

Dear @nbcsnl I stole somebody's snack today (hint it may be Eric).

Mandy Moore boards sci-fi YA adaptation ‘The Darkest Minds’

After starring in the successful first season of NBC’s family drama This Is Us, Mandy Moore is switching genres for an upcoming big screen project. RELATED: This Is Us: Before They Were Stars
The narrative   centers around a pandemic that has killed most of America’s young people; shortly thereafter, a band of superpowered teens — including 16-year-old telekinetic Ruby Daly (Stenberg) — are taken away from their families and placed in internment camps. EW has confirmed the actress and pop star   has joined the cast of Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s sci-fi thriller The   Darkest Minds,   adapted from Alexandra Bracken’s YA book series of the same name. She previously scored an Oscar nod for her work on the second Kung Fu Panda movie in 2012. The Hollywood Reporter, which broke news of Moore’s casting, reports that she will play an altruistic doctor who crusades against the government’s persecution. The film marks Nelson’s first time directing a live-action feature. Daly escapes from her camp and joins a group of fellow escapees as they avoid capture. The Darkest Minds begins shooting in mid-March in Atlanta, Georgia. Show Full Article Moore, who earned a Golden Globe nod for her work on   This Is Us, boards the film   alongside the previously announced lead, Amandla Stenberg   — best known for playing Rue in the first   Hunger Games   movie in 2012.

Ali Wong, Ming-Na Wen, and Jeremy Lin join ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ in the ’80s

The Fresh Off the Boat   team is heading back   to the 1980s in a special episode next week — and they’re bringing Ali Wong,   Ming-Na Wen, and Jeremy Lin with them. So when Eddie has an adverse reaction to alcohol, also known as the Asian Flush, Louis reassures his eldest son that the discomfort will pass and reminisces about his college drinking days. white belts!). Show Full Article In an episode titled “The Flush,” the normally ’90s-set series will take viewers back a decade to see at Louis’ (Randall Park) collegiate drinking days. Unbeknownst to Louis, Eddie and his friends were hiding out in his room, trying beer for the first time. ET.   Meanwhile, Jessica, Emery, Evan, and Honey go on a road trip to Georgia in search of “The Big Peanut” and to save a few dollars on a piece of furniture.”

“The Flush” airs Tuesday, March 14, at 9 p.m. Here’s the full episode description: “Louis excitedly plans a guys’ weekend for he and Eddie, but is disappointed when he invites his buddies over for a sleepover instead. And as these exclusive images show, it seems like he had good company: He’s joined by   comedians Wong and Sheng Wang, NBA star Lin, and Wen (not to mention some very dated outfits; R.I.P.

Coming soon to the Hollywood Bowl: ‘La La Land in Concert’

Latest updates Kraft and   fellow producers Laura Engel,   Tim Fox and Alison Ahart Williams are responsible for previous   Hollywood Bowl hybrid events including ” Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ in Concert ” and ” Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Live in Concert. ” Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl show will be available March 10 at 12   p.m. “La La Land in Concert” will debut in Los Angeles on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 and 27, at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. via Ticketmaster, with additional shows around the country and world to be announced after the May premiere. “For me, one of the most thrilling and fulfilling parts of making ‘La La Land’   was scoring the film to a live orchestra: a hundred phenomenal local musicians playing in real-time to the Technicolor images, bringing Justin’s compositions to vivid life,” said Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle in a statement released Monday. “By preserving the film’s unique recorded vocal performances of Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and John Legend from the film’s soundtrack and blending them with live musicians, we are able to build a one-of-a-kind concert experience, which becomes a hybrid of film, pre-recordings and incredible live musicianship,” said Richard Kraft, the concert’s director. “La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration” will premiere at the Hollywood Bowl May 26 and 27. (Dale Robinette / Lionsgate / TNS) Big news for fans of “La La Land.” The film that would be best picture ( before not being best picture ) is taking its show on the road,   and soon citizens of the City of Stars   will be able to listen to “City of Stars” while sitting under a sky full of stars. “I couldn’t be more excited to share that experience with audiences this summer,” he added, “let alone in a setting as epic and as quintessentially ‘L.A.’ as the Hollywood Bowl.” But fans eager to hear the live vocal stylings of John Legend, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, be forewarned: Though the orchestra will be live, the vocals will not be. Lionsgate announced “La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration” on Monday, a stage spectacular featuring a viewing of the film with Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz   conducting the score with   a 100-piece symphony orchestra, choir   and jazz ensemble.

Cold War drama ‘The Americans’ has Bingeworthy hosts split

“Nothing on the screen compelled me to [say], ‘I have to know where this story is going.’”
However, his co-host, Jessica Shaw, disagrees as she feels the FX spy drama, which is entering its fifth season, is different. This show takes on a scary importance in our world right now… To me, it’s one of the smartest shows on TV.”
To catch the entire   discussion on The Americans, check out the full episode of Bingeworthy, available now, on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). ET on FX. “Why do I need this when I have five shows I need to watch every week?” asks the host, in the clip above. I’ve seen this show before. I’ve seen this spy show. The Americans   returns for season 5 on Tuesday, March 7 at 10 p.m. Show Full Article “What I think the producers of the show do so brilliantly is that they take the plots that you think are going to go in one direction, and you’re like, ‘Yep. I know exactly the beats of the story,’ and they take it in a different direction,” she says. Go to, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices. While many TV critics would consider   The Americans must-watch television,   Bingeworthy‘s Touré doesn’t agree. “First of all, how relevant is this? All of a sudden, Russia is somehow undermining the U.S.?

Watch Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and more recite Cher’s ‘Clueless’ debate speech

Garfield’s most shining moment comes at the end, though, when he passionately delivers Horowitz’s iconic line: “It does not say R.S.V.P on the Statue of Liberty.”
The footage is part of the series directed by Lynn Hirschberg, which features some of this year’s biggest stars reading scenes from famous movies. Okay. Driver, however, was passionate when delivering the speech — so passionate that we’ll overlook the fact that he mistakenly pronounces “Haitians” correctly. Show Full Article The Hacksaw Ridge actor waved his hands and rolled his eyes in a way that would make the glamorous teen proud. In W magazine’s latest Casting Call video the actors go all out for the high schooler’s speech, but Hedges delivers the most casual performance — likely because the 20-year-old wasn’t born when the 1995 cult-classic   Clueless came out. This article originally appeared on So, like, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are totally channeling their inner Cher Horowitz
Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Lucas Hedges and Alden Ehrenreich weren’t totally clueless when it came to performing the teen’s famous, pro-immigration debate speech from the popular ’90s film Clueless. RELATED VIDEO: Spotlight on Best Actor nominee Andrew Garfield

It seems Garfield has seen the teen movie plenty of times, as his impression of Horowitz was spot-on.

Scott McCloud remembers comics legend Will Eisner on what would have been his 100th birthday

Even in something as simple as they way somebody bites their lower lip, or squints into the sun. As a person, Will was very gracious and he was very welcoming of younger artists and was very eager to talk about comics. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: For readers who might not be familiar with Will Eisner’s work, what would you suggest they read? We had a running debate about webcomics and the internet. He spoke of basing characters on animals, and he found a lot of animals in the animal kingdom to draw from, because there was a tremendous variety in those characters. He loved to celebrate the particularity of individual characters. First with the creation of The Spirit, an original character that starred in his own weekly newspaper strip that ran from 1940 to 1952, then later with the creation of the graphic novel when he wrote and published A Contract with God in 1978. He often had characters together without even panel borders, just as if they were standing on a stage. Almost operatic at times. When he returned to comics in a big way in the late ’70s and began his graphic novel career, it was almost more of a theatrical feel to the work. It became more and more the norm to look at comics in that way. He’s really terrific at capturing the quality of emotion that shows through. I think that pretty much sums up his approach to art in life.”
With March 7 celebrating what would have been Eisner’s 100th birthday, EW spoke to McCloud about Eisner’s career and legacy. All of this happened after many people just would retire and start drawing their pensions and sitting on the porch whittling. It’s its ordinariness in retrospect that is so remarkable, just that it felt like, “Well, of course. “He was the tuning fork for several generations that followed him. The meat and potatoes. Did his work have an immediate impact on artists at the time? In fact, the term “graphic novel” was something that began only with a relatively few, and then gradually spread and became a standard. He had allies, basically. That’s when he began this second career that then lasted until he was 87 years old. It gathered momentum over time. There was an immediate impact on a few of us who were watching these things carefully, who were aware of his earlier work and were thinking about what was possible in the medium of comics, but actually, Eisner’s influence was a slow one. In that case, I was the one trying to talk him down off of some futuristic ambitions of his. Why is that not true?” Perhaps, for me, it most startlingly renders everything else that had been popular at the time as freakish and dysfunctional by comparison. The superhero comics that were being published at the time, they seemed like the outlier. It has a more modest construction to it, but it’s quite vivid as human theater. Shouldn’t there be hundreds of comics that look just like this? But then those are the works that gradually change an art form. Yes, March definitely exists within that world that Will helped assemble. That is, we tended to be more patient because we knew Will and because we understood that sooner or later the truth would come out about this art form, and even though it might be frustrating sometimes that people misunderstood it, that we were playing a long game. He put younger artists like me on a longer clock. No, actually.   The centennial anniversary version of Will Eisner’s   A Contract with God is currently available for purchase. It took a couple of decades, but gradually, the great ship of comics inch by inch turned towards his vision, but it definitely wasn’t instantaneous… If you’re really going to change an art form, you’re probably going to begin by doing something that nobody was necessarily looking for. A pioneer of the medium, Eisner revolutionized the art form more than once before he died in 2005 at age 87. Will Eisner
Was anyone at the time working in this kind of way and showing this level of emotion? It’s a fascinating approach that he took. It’s a kind of amplified, emotional expressiveness, which can be off-putting sometimes to modern audiences, but I find it invigorating to see somebody trying to capture these emotional arias in somebody’s face and in someone’s body language. Even incidental characters, characters that might only show up for a page or two were unique. Exactly. “You could see Eisner as the big bang. What do you think the legacy of A Contract With God is? Show Full Article There were people in publishing and in libraries, museums, universities, all around, one by one, these people began to stand up and ally themselves with this particular movement. It’s funny because early on, his work had a cinematic feel to it. You can see it now, with John Lewis’ graphic novel   March winning all those awards. They would have a few stock characters that they would decorate and redecorate as necessary, but each one of Eisner’s characters was their own creation. “That’s the sort of thing you usually do after somebody dies, but he had such a long and productive life that there he was,” says McCloud. Half the time, I would be trying to convince him to [look at] artists who were working in unconventional styles, and he was very happy to debate those and to look at them. I got to see that happen in real time, of course, because I began reading comics in the late ’70s and making them in the early ’80s, so a lot of this took place in real time from my point of view. There’s even an opera singer in Contract with God, but all of the characters feel as if they’re in an opera of sorts. “He was a bit allergic to things like Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame awards because that wasn’t really who he was. But we’re looking at several decade-span there. SCOTT MCCLOUD: Contract With God is a great place to start because that kicked off his career-after-career of graphic novels way back in 1979. It was more about people, and less about genre trappings or film noir. We have to remember that he did A Contract with God as he was retiring from the Army. There are also some great collections of the work he did back in the ’40s, especially The Spirit, which is one of his most well-known creations from those early days. But   Contract is especially remarkable in retrospect simply because it was such a coherent, matter of fact manifestation of a kind of comic that felt like it always had been there and always should be there, but was actually extremely unusual. He talked about being inspired by seeing Citizen Kane in a movie theater. Contract with God seems like a vision of a new mainstream fiction. The stuff in between, he had to wander in the wilderness for a while and the evidence of that is a little more scattered. White/Sun-Sentinel/AP
Eisner’s impact on   comic storytelling was honored with the creation of the Eisner Awards, a yearly ceremony   that is considered the “Oscars” of the comics industry. Order it here. That’s why it was all the more astonishing when he began making graphic novels that, in many ways, turned away from that particular storytelling approach and embraced a different aesthetic model.”
John L. He didn’t want to rest on his laurels. It contains in miniature a lot of the stuff that would follow. Will Eisner
What are some of your favorite memories of him? Will Eisner is a name people working in the comics industry, and many (if not most) comics readers have heard over and over again. That feels almost beside the point as the market churns on. Many cartoonists of his era and younger tended towards a cookie cutter approach to character design. His way of approaching whole page compositions and panel-to-panel storytelling influenced decades of comics, stylistically and in terms of storytelling, that came after it,” explains Scott McCloud who wrote   Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art   and the introduction to the centennial edition of A Contract with God. It is part and parcel of everything that came after because it was the first of his many graphic novels. One evening in particular over dinner, I remember actually talking him out of creating an online comic school because I didn’t feel the technology was up to the task that he had in mind. The main dish of an art form, and it’s almost as if we had been eating nothing but Twinkies and Slim Jims for 30 years. He may have been inspired by illustrators like Heinrich Clay, and there are some cartoonists, I suppose, who are somewhat in that realm. How would you describe his artistic approach in Contract With God compared to what he’s done before? He would often joke that all he really wanted was to win Most Promising Newcomer. He was very forward-looking, generally, and he was very patient, too. He envisioned a way of making comics which seemed very much off to the side, very marginalized when it began, and then as the years and decades passed, the persuasiveness of that model meant that it became incrementally more accepted. Eisner’s approach to drawing people wasn’t quite like anything that I can think of. That didn’t fit into any market niche. One of the things that struck me was just how emotional and expressive a lot of it is.

‘DC Rebirth’: How The Flash became a mentor again

DC Rebirth   made the interesting decision to bring back Wally West, the original Kid Flash who had been erased from the   New 52   continuity … even though there was already a young Flash fan named Wally West running around this universe with his own incipient powers. You build out of the origin, you build out of who the character is.”
As the only person around with Speed Force experience, Barry is forced to teach these new speedsters how to control and use their powers without hurting anyone. DC Comics
“I think some of the best stories DC has done in recent years is when you look at a part of the character’s origin and you see something and you build on it in an unexpected way,” Williamson tells EW. What it does is make Barry question what makes him special. “One of my favorite things about the DC Universe is the sidekicks. Decades later, when DC decided to kickstart its   New 52   status quo with   the   Flashpoint   event, it focused all the action around Barry (who had returned from the dead in the meantime, as all superheroes eventually do). So August allowed me an avenue to see the story through his eyes. Barry’s the nicest guy you’ll ever meet, he’s polite and not snarky. The Flash is often at the center of DC’s biggest events. That’s where the motivation came from. This kind of event has become rather common among the two main superhero comics publishers in recent years: Marvel shook up its storied continuity with the Secret Wars event in 2015, and DC itself just did a huge relaunch in 2011 called The New 52. He was a hero before the powers, and he would be a hero without them, it’s part of who he is. We’re telling the story of how he becomes a full-fledged partner for The Flash, but right now he’s just a student, still a sidekick. One of his pupils stands out above the rest, however: August Heart, Barry’s police co-worker who has very different ideas about how to use his powers. No sidekicks for The Flash!) to mixed results, Rebirth aimed to bring its characters back to their core elements while simultaneously looking to the future. So when Joshua Williamson set out to write the new   DC Rebirth   series for   The Flash, he determined to demonstrate what makes Barry Allen so unique. “Barry’s always been a mentor and teacher, and that’s something I felt was really missing recently,” Williamson says. But he needs to learn that again. I really thought that was missing. “So I thought, what if, instead of there just being The Flash, and he’s the only speedster, what if there were a lot of them? That’s not Barry. It’s been a huge success so far, both commercially and critically. The bottom line is powers don’t make Barry Allen the hero. To read more from this week’s issue, pick up Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now   — and subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. To figure out how Rebirth came to be such a success, EW spoke to the creative teams behind five of DC’s biggest books (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, and The Flash) about how they freshened up their famous characters while still paying homage to past classics. Well, not   everyone. I started looking at Wally and seeing him as a student and sidekick. “I enjoy writing jerk characters, characters on the antagonistic side who poke and prod. But for the first time since The   Flash’s origin story, a lightning storm of Speed Force energy hits Central City, imbuing dozens of people with similar speed powers. Under the Rebirth banner, the company relaunched its main books and reinvented its famous characters. But where The New 52 had experimented with radical new directions for its characters (Superman dating Wonder Woman! He really shares the spotlight with Barry, and he’ll play an important part in the story throughout the run.”
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For as much as Barry teaches August and the other new speedsters about handling their powers, they also teach him how to be a mentor again. Last spring, DC Comics started over again. This prepares him to have sidekick(s) again, something that Williamson notes was missing recently. Barry Allen’s original death in 1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths set the template for all the DC mega-events that followed. It mirrors Kid Flash’s evolution, at first nervous about his powers and then by the end embracing it, and learning that being a hero or sidekick is more complicated than being a fanboy.”
The Flash vol. Barry was always trying to prove his father’s innocence, while August wants to prove someone’s guilt,” Williamson says. “Barry’s a character who’s very obsessed with justice, but August is obsessed with revenge. While the old Wally sets out to discover the source of this recent reality-shifting, the new Wally edges closer and closer to the traditional Kid Flash role. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice   is on sale now. Show Full Article In short, The Flash has long been one of the most important characters in the DC Universe. Now that the first collections of the Rebirth line are rolling out, casual fans have a chance to see what all the fuss is about. As the series goes on, August becomes an interesting mirror to Barry, the Aaron Burr to his Alexander Hamilton, if you will. I wanted to explore those ideas of Barry being a teacher. And he started by giving The Flash’s superpowers to everyone. And when   DC Rebirth   teased readers with the discovery of the iconic   Watchmen   smiley-face button in the Batcave, it made Barry one of only two DC heroes privy to that top-secret information.

‘Survivor: Game Changers’: Watch the opening credits you won’t see on TV

But the expanded, old-school credits that show all the contestants in all of their slow-motion glory do in fact exist, and they exist right here. We’ve already leaked the first seven minutes of the Survivor: Game Changers premiere (which premieres March 8 on CBS), and now it’s time for something that will excite hardcore fans almost as much. RELATED: Ranking Every Season of   Survivor
It’s all ready and waiting for you (along with sharks, sunken boats, and various other gorgeous shots) in the video above. Since there is so much action on the beach to get to on Survivor these days, the opening credits now amount to just a few seconds. And for more Survivor scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. Watch Sandra point to the sky, Malcolm toss a ring, Ozzy dive off a boat (of course), Michaela dig for treasure (or, you know, puzzle pieces), and Tai be about a half-second away from getting bashed in the face with a falling crate. Show Full Article Once again, we’ve got the exclusive full Survivor: Game Changers opening credits that you won’t see on TV, and they are glorious.

Cinema chain horrifies by building playgrounds in theaters

The move comes at a time when most cinema chains — led by pioneer Alamo Drafthouse Cinema — are becoming   increasingly strict about limiting disruptions in theaters by banning talking, phone calls, and texting. The first two “Cinépolis Junior” theaters will open this month in Southern California. The first-of-its kind   design (photo above) plops a 55-foot long and 25-foot high “play structure” inside the auditorium itself.
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) March 7, 2017

The next DIE HARD sequel takes place inside a movie theater jungle gym. But the Cinépolis   Junior concept goes 180-degrees in the other direction, creating a moviegoing experience that shrugs off the notion anybody should have to pay focused attention to a story for two hours straight. — Matthew Kiernan (@HQ10) March 7, 2017

Kids are always quiet when they play on jungle gyms, so putting them in a movie theater makes perfect sense! — John Gholson (@gholson) March 7, 2017

Finally, a movie theater to send my enemies to. (@JaviFuentes) March 7, 2017

this place is like the Mr. Cinépolis USA revealed plans to put a children’s playground in movie theaters.
— Jordan Whitford (@j_whitford33) March 7, 2017

Show Full Article — Javi F. Glass to the Alamo Drafthouse’s Bruce Willis. The company further describes the new theaters as a “space where parents feel at ease and kids feel right in their element as they watch their new favorite film.” The theaters will also feature “elevated snack favorites such as enhanced popcorn flavors like Cheetos, Chili, Caramel, and Zebra, along with other kid-friendly menu items” as well as “seating alternatives such as colorful bean bag-like seating and lounge chairs, and vibrant décor.”
While some parents will surely embrace this concept (despite it likely teaching their kids problematic theater-going habits), the idea of watching a movie next to an indoor playground of screaming children who are wired on “elevated snack favorites” struck many social media users as utterly hellish:

@latimes the death of the cinema-going experience in one photo
— Andy White (@white) March 7, 2017

Man, I liked Cinepolis back in Mexico but this playground idea is garbage. — Scott Wampler (@LimitedPaper) March 7, 2017

Finally, a playscape as clean as a movie theater floor! A major theater chain is coming very close to perfecting the worst possible way to watch a movie.

United Talent Agency highlights ‘A Day Without a Woman’ with employee events

United Talent Agency announced events Wednesday for female employees in its New York, Los Angeles and Toronto offices. The events will vary by location, with Toronto holding a clothing and fundraising drive for local women’s groups, and Los Angeles and New York featuring community leaders and industry talent discussing gender equity and the arts. “We consider it vital for UTA to be a part of the global dialogue about gender equity and underscore its importance,” UTA Chief Executive Jeremy Zimmer said in a statement Tuesday. (Stuart Palley / For The Times) One of the world’s largest talent agencies is planning a full slate of events honoring   Wednesday’s A Day Without a Woman observance. “Women play a critical role in the workforce and are essential members of the UTA family, and we fully support this event and encourage women across the agency to mark the day.” Coinciding with International Women’s Day, A Day Without a Woman   is intended as a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity, born from the Women’s March in January. A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN: LOS ANGELES Isha Sesay,   anchor and   correspondent, CNN International Pae White,   visual artist Laila Lalami,   author of “The Moor’s Account” Cathy Schulman,   president, Welle Entertainment & Women in Film, LA Haifaa Al Mansour,   filmmaker Stacy Smith,   director, Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative USC A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN: NEW YORK Conducted in partnership with Tumblr Yasmeen Hassan,   global executive director, Equality Now Katie Danziger,   Planned Parenthood of New York City Board chair Jordan Brooks,   managing director and COO, United State of Women Rebecca Jarvis,   technology correspondent, ABC News Julie Alvin,   executive editor at Bustle Danielle Maged,   executive vice president of   global partnerships, Fox Networks Group Katherine Barna,   head of communications, Tumblr Nancy Gates,   partner, co-head of TV talent, United Talent Agency Latest updates The Women’s March in Los Angeles. “On the heels of our United Voices rally, it was a very natural decision to stand up for, and with, our own female employees,” Suzette Ramirez-Carr, UTA’s global head of human resources, said in Tuesday’s statement. “Every woman will have the freedom to spend the day as she sees fit — with the full support of her male colleagues — and I couldn’t be more proud of the conversations taking shape globally around this decision.” Though the events are for employees only, UTA released a list of speakers for both New York and Los Angeles.