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DVD REVIEW: 'Weird' gives Al Yankovic -- and Daniel Radcliffe -- plenty of cred

Sun, 12/10/2023 - 10:30am
If you don’t have access to Roku, you probably missed the offbeat screen biography of Weird Al Yankovic. A parody of biopics, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” gives Daniel Radcliffe a role no one must have thought he could play.

Bill Pullman films 'Murdaugh Murders' while story develops

Fri, 12/08/2023 - 7:00am
Charged with killing his wife and son, Murdaugh was the subject of countless national news stories, captivating audiences with his courtroom behavior. For a new role, Bill Pullman, meanwhile, was trying to make sense of the situations that led to…

The year of Jon Hamm: 'Morning Show,' 'Fargo' offer plenty of variety

Fri, 12/08/2023 - 6:45am
In the latest season of “Fargo,” Jon Hamm certainly faces jumping off points. As Sheriff Roy Tillman, a “constitutional” lawman, he has plenty of those “should we go there?” moments. And he does.

REVIEW: 'May December' gives Charles Melton a star-making turn

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 9:45am
What “May December” shows is how the “process” affects the outcome. Without meeting Gracie (Julianne Moore), Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) might have delivered a different performance. With her as a resource, it has to be different.

RECAP: 'Dancing with the Stars' finale bubbles with surprises

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 8:45am
The “Dancing with the Stars” competition had special moments that made it must-see TV including: guest stars and an appearance by last year’s winners. The finale came down to the one vote to decide who would go home with the…

DVD REVIEW: 'Dial of Destiny' lets Indiana Jones romp one more time

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 8:15am
It seems like an eternity since the last Indiana Jones film was released. But, folks, it was part of the summer onslaught. After “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer” and “Killers of the Flower Moon,” something like Indiana Jones does get buried.

Newcomer Dominic Sessa learns plenty from 'Holdovers' co-stars

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 10:30am
Newcomer Dominic Sessa landed a lead role in Alexander Payne's moving new dramedy "The Holdovers." Journal Critic Bruce Miller chatted with him as well as Payne and co-star Da’Vine Joy Randolph about the film.

Court order: James Marsden flies by the seat of his pants with 'Jury Duty'

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 8:15am
James Marsden compares the structure of "Jury Duty" to a giant Jenga tower. "The more pieces you take out, the more precarious it becomes," he says. In the hybrid series, Marsden plays a heightened version of himself, reporting for jury…

REVIEW: 'Saltburn' twists several times before revealing its hand

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 7:30am
Tinged with moments that will remind you of “American Psycho,” “Psycho” and “Brideshead Revisited,” “Saltburn” isn’t the college drama you think it will be.

REVIEW: 'Wish' isn't the film we wished for

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 1:15pm
Constructed much like the princess films that have built the company, “Wish” follows a 17-year-old as she applies to apprentice King Magnifico (voiced by Chris Pine), who can make wishes come true.

RECAP: Alyson Hannigan could be the big 'Dancing' spoiler

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 10:15am
Even though she’s not the best dancer, the judges set her up for the dramatic “we’re not eliminating anyone” announcement at the end of Tuesday’s show.

DVD REVIEW: Stallone's 'Expend4bles' isn't the meet-up you'd like

Sun, 11/26/2023 - 7:00am
That didn’t take long. Now, “Expend4bles” is on DVD – and, if you’re thinking of it as a Christmas gift, not a minute too soon.

REVIEW: 'Next Goal Wins' takes the path of least resistance

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 6:45am
There’s a real “I can do anything I want” attitude to “Next Goal Wins” that makes it about as inspiring as a student film without structure.

The holiday movies: Oscar potential, animation and a 'Color Purple' musical

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 6:00am
If you're wondering what movies there are to look forward to over the holiday season, the Journal's Bruce Miller has you covered. The Boy and the Heron, The Color Purple, and Wonka are just a few to keep your eyes…

Jason Mraz makes a big 'Dancing with the Stars' comeback

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 9:00am
Now, if Jason Mraz is able to keep bringing in the perfect scores, he’ll be the target. If he wins the trophy, he’ll be a good addition to the list of winners. Too many are reality-based.

Hannah Waddingham ups the score with Christmas special

Sun, 11/19/2023 - 7:30am
Like a traditional holiday special that aired during the 1960s and ‘70s, Hannah Waddingham’s offering for AppleTV+, which begins streaming November 22, features a little of everything – music, guests, comedy, gorgeous clothes.

DVD REVIEW: 'The White Lotus' is worth visiting one more time

Sun, 11/19/2023 - 6:45am
Shouldn’t it be about time for another “White Lotus” excursion? You’d think, but the summer of strikes has slowed vacation season. To remember the surprises Season Two offered, look at the DVD edition, out next week.

REVIEW: The Hamm's on for Thanksgiving; the new 'Fargo' is quite tasty

Thu, 11/16/2023 - 7:45am
Get ready to see a Jon Hamm you haven’t seen before. In “Fargo,” season five, the “Mad Men” star turns up as Roy Tillman, a no-nonsense sheriff – the kind who worships at home and jiggers the reports at work.

REVIEW: 'The Marvels' simplifies the plight of superheroes

Thu, 11/16/2023 - 5:45am
The special effects are fairly simple, the plot is right out of an afterschool special and the acting is, well, cable-level at best.

REVIEW: 'Killing It' keeps audiences, Craig Robinson guessing

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 6:45pm
If you are looking for something wildly unpredictable, check out “Killing It” on Peacock. The loopy comedy follows a hopeful security guard as he drifts through various get-rich schemes. It features Craig Robinson and Claudia O’Doherty.

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