Category Archives: Entertainment

Movie Review: Netflix’s searing Nina Simone doc explores musical evolution and racial stagnation

Upon introducing herself to Martin Luther King Jr., Nina Simone didn’t begin by telling him who she was, but rather who she wasn’t. “I’m not non-violent,” a stone-faced Simone said to America’s paragon of passive resistance. King smiled politely and told the esteemed jazz singer and pianist—one black civil-rights icon to another—that she was entitled to her position. So goes […]

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What’s On Tonight: A stirring new Nina Simone documentary answers the question What Happened, Miss Simone?

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. All times are Eastern. Top pick What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix, 3:01 a.m, Friday): This new documentary from director Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, USA) examines the life and musical legacy of the always-stunning Nina Simone, from her triumphs as childhood prodigy to her […]

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TV Club: Hannibal: “Aperitivo”

Perhaps the boldest move this show that is made up entirely of bold moves has made is make an episode without its title character. Hannibal has been on the outskirts before, giving up the spotlight to lesser characters but “Aperitivo” does not just take Hannibal out of the mix. It completely gives itself away to those characters that fell victim […]

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Newswire: Kevin Costner might star as a lawyer in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series

In the sort of casting decision that might cause words like “spooky” or “kismet” to sneak unbidden into the wording of a Newswire article, Kevin Costner is apparently in talks with David E. Kelley to play a once-powerful and influential man, whose existence as a shell of his former self is occasionally lightened by displays of charisma or wit. The […]

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TV Club: Wayward Pines: “Choices”

What would you do, were you in Ethan Burke’s shoes? It’s a timely question, given that much of this week’s episode is dedicated to convincing Ethan of the noble intent behind the experiment of Wayward Pines. David Pilcher repeatedly asks him to consider the necessity of what’s been done, but Ethan isn’t buying it. It’s fate that creates the circumstances […]

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Newswire: William Hurt says his character will be “much different” in Captain America: Civil War

Somewhat buried in all of this talk about Spider-Man is the fact that William Hurt’s General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (Last seen in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk) will be making his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. For those who don’t recall, Ross is the guy whose entire personality is defined by three things: He loves […]

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