9 Big Takeaways From That Slick New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer

Lucasfilm Because it’s the only one of the new “Star Wars” movies being released in May instead of December, the marketing campaign for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has been kind of strangely compressed. They don’t start marketing the new one until the previous one has been released, and so we’re already on our third … Read more

‘The Sting’ Theater Review: Harry Connick Jr Aims to Go From Ragtime to Riches

Photo: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade It’s not hard to see why someone imagined a stage musical could be made out of “The Sting,” that 1973 Oscar Best Picture winner starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as Depression-era con artists who pull off the ultimate heist. After all, George Roy Hill’s artfully constructed film leaned heavily … Read more

‘Walking Dead’ Lost Another Major Character: Here’s Why He Went Out ‘On His Own Terms’

Gene Page/AMC Warning: Spoilers ahead for “The Walking Dead” Season 8 Episode 15! In Sunday night’s penultimate episode of “The Walking Dead” Season 8, an epic showdown erupted between Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and (not Rick!) his right-hand man, Simon (Steven Ogg). And, spoiler alert: Negan took out Simon with his bare hands in a no-weapons … Read more

How Will ‘The Walking Dead’ Manage to Actually End the War Next Week?

(Spoilers ahead for the April 8 episode of “The Walking Dead” on AMC) If you didn’t know that season 8 of “The Walking Dead” was coming to a close next week, you probably wouldn’t think the war between the Saviors and everyone else was reaching its conclusion based on what happened this week. No, you’d … Read more

WWE WrestleMania 34: 9 Things You Didn’t See on TV

Debbie Emery WrestleMania 34 took over New Orleans this weekend and, as expected, the result was epic mayhem in the Big Easy as thousands of WWE fans flooded Bourbon Street. While the celebrations lasted all weekend, the main event was Sunday night, as the Super Bowl of professional wrestling returned to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which … Read more

‘Isle of Dogs’ Leads the Pack at Indie Box Office With Top Screen Average of 2018

Fox Searchlight Fox Searchlight continues what has been a great 2018 for them with “Isle of Dogs,” the latest from Oscar-nominated director Wes Anderson. The limited release, stop-motion film opened on 27 screens in six cities this weekend, making $1.57 million. That gives the film a per screen average of just under $60,000, beating the … Read more

Bill Hader’s 12 Best Characters Ranked, From Stefon to Vincent Price (Photos)

Bill Hader’s 12 Best Characters Ranked, From Stefon to Vincent Price (Photos) Hader’s new series “Barry” premieres on HBO Sunday, March 25 Brian Welk | Last Updated: March 25, 2018 @ 9:20 AM [ comments ]

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards: 13 Things You Didn’t See on TV

Nickelodeon When you get John Cena and thousands of gallons of slime on stage at once, you know it’s going to be messy. He was one of the many A-list stars at the Nickelodeon “Kids’ Choice Awards” on Saturday at the Forum in Los Angeles. The WWE star hosted for the second consecutive year. Also Read: One star … Read more

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Dethrones ‘Black Panther,’ Opens With $150 Million Worldwide

Universal Universal/Legendary’s “Pacific Rim: Uprising” took the top spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $28.5 million from 3,704 screens. That’s down 23 percent from the $37.2 million that its Guillermo del Toro-directed predecessor made in 2013. While that result is on the upper end of pre-weekend projections, the John Boyega-fronted blockbuster … Read more

‘Black Panther’ Passes ‘The Avengers’ as Top-Grossing Superhero Movie at US Box Office

Marvel “Black Panther” is now one of the top five highest grossing films in domestic box office history, and the top superhero film on the charts. The latest Marvel movie passed the $623 million made by “The Avengers” on its sixth Saturday in theaters, grossing $7.76 million to bring its domestic total to $626.5 million. … Read more