Harry Belafonte says it's unfair that Nate Parker's shining moment with his film "The Birth of a Nation" is being overshadowed by a 17-year-old rape case. But the iconic performer and activist adds that he's not clear about the facts and wants to look more into the story that's been dominating entertainment headlines.
Entertainer Cher unloaded a freewheeling barrage of insults at Donald Trump during a private fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, comparing him to Hitler and saying he reminded her of the actress who played a murdering child in the film, "The Bad Seed."
Sen. Ron Johnson on Tuesday attempted to clarify remarks he had made about wanting to bust up the higher education "cartel," while his Democratic challenger launched a new attack ad portraying the Republican as not caring about college student loan debt.
If the summer 2016 movie season entered an Olympics sprint against previous summer movie seasons, it'd be struggling for bronze. And we'd cut to a commercial before the end of the race, going by the NBC playbook.
A movie that proved to have unexpected therapeutic value and one that involved a bit of therapy to get made, "The Intervention" is an ensemble comedy about friendship and coupledom and the work required to make both flourish. And it also found unlikely benefits from a broken leg.
About halfway through "Morris from America," 13-year-old Morris (Markees Christmas) pulls a sweater belonging to his crush over a pillow and slow-dances with it before leaning in for a kiss. Writer-director Chad Hartigan isn't too embarrassed to admit the scene was inspired by real life.
Crises of masculinity abound in John Krasinski's second directorial effort "The Hollars." He also stars in the film, a story of a man coming to grips with his past, present and future family. Krasinski's debut was "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men," and "The Hollars" might as well be titled "Mundane Interactions with Mediocre Men (and the Women Behind Them)," as the Hollar men struggle to accept their fates in life.
2016 has been a banner year for excellent horror films, which seems at times appropriate, given the horrors of this calendar year - shootings, war, natural disaster, an unprecedented presidential campaign. When it feels like the world is going to hell in a handbasket, there's catharsis to be found in a horror film where the final girl fights off the boogey man.
Intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Figuring it has nothing to lose, the U.S. government supplies weapons to Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and other despicable inmates. Dubbed the Suicide Squad, the united criminals must defeat a mysterious and powerful entity while contending with the antics of the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto).