Events

‘To the End’ Review: A Documentary About Trying to Change the Systems Enabling Climate Change

Unstoppable force meets immovable object in “To the End.” Rachel Lears’ documentary inspires in its portrait of youthful activists organizing to push impactful climate-change policies into American political…

‘SNL’ revives ‘MacGruber,’ in Will Forte’s hosting debut

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Will Forte returned to host the show for the first time Saturday, enlisting familiar faces to reprise his character MacGruber.

Ian Alexander Jr., Musician and Son of Regina King, Dies by Suicide at 26

Ian Alexander Jr., a musician, DJ and son of actress and director Regina King, has died by suicide. He was 26 years old. Alexander’s death was confirmed to Variety…

‘Call Jane’ Review: An Inspiring if Simplified History of Chicago’s Underground Abortion Network

There are a whole lot of cigarettes in “Call Jane,” a detail — along with flip bob hairstyles and polyester pantsuits — that demonstrates director Phyllis Nagy’s commitment…

‘Gentle’ Review: A Hushed And Heartsore Diary Of A Hardbody

You might assume the title is ironic, given that Anna Eszter Nemes and László Csuja’s film is set in the strange, cloistered world of grit, muscle and sinew…

Discovery Mulls Different Upfront Concepts as WarnerMedia Merger Looms

Like other big media companies, Discovery is getting ready to put out a big “upfront” presentation in mid May, part of an annual bid by TV giants to…

Former Warner Bros. Exec Scott Rowe Launches Communications Company SRowe2000 Media

Former Warner Bros. marketing and communication exec Scott Rowe is unveiling his own shingle. Rowe has launched SRowe2000 Media, which will focus on strategic communication, public relations, crisis…

From ‘Tammy Faye’ to ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’, Famed Female Figures Debunk Societal Stereotypes

In 2021, the ways in which women can define themselves, their identities and their successes is more complex and diverse than ever before, but tradition — and the…

Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin Go to War in First Trailer for Peacock’s ‘Joe vs. Carole’ Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Kate McKinnon

Peacock has released the first trailer for “Joe vs. Carole,” the streamer’s scripted take on the events featured in “Tiger King.” John Cameron Mitchell stars as Joe Exotic,…

Metallica, the Strokes, Foo Fighters to Headline Boston Calling 2022 Festival; Rage Against the Machine Pull Out

Boston Calling, the  three-day festival scheduled to return to Allston, Mass. Over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29, 2022, has unveiled its full lineup. One previously announced headliner, Rage…

Call My Remake: U.K. Adaptation of French Hit is ‘All Inspired By True Events’

French comedy “Call My Agent!” was a domestic hit after it launched on France’s TF1 network in 2015 but it wasn’t until later, when it got picked up…

Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, Doja Cat, Dave, Little Simz to Perform at COVID-Safe 2022 Brit Awards

Dave, Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Holly Humberstone, Liam Gallagher and Little Simz are among the first wave of performers revealed for this year’s Brit awards, one of Britain’s…