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‘Big Little Lies’ finale explores the cost of keeping secrets

‘Big Little Lies’ finale explores the cost of keeping secrets

Nothing about “Big Little Lies” demanded an encore, although the casting of Meryl Streep — and reuniting of the big-name cast — provoked understandable excitement about the return of the Emmy-winning limited series. Yet after a solid start — exploring how the members of the “Monterey Five” would deal, individually and collectively, with the aftermath…More

The Russo brothers on the past obsessions that fuel their filmmaking future

The Russo brothers on the past obsessions that fuel their filmmaking future

As they close a chapter — for now, at least — on shaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s of-the-moment mythology, Joe and Anthony Russo are enjoying a bit of a victory lap, while still keeping an eye on a future full of projects, some once again drawn from their own pop culture fandom, others featuring some…More

Kevin Feige reveals the thinking behind Marvel’s Phase Four

Kevin Feige reveals the thinking behind Marvel’s Phase Four

As always, there’s a method to the Marvel madness. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige near simultaneously broke the Internet and San Diego Comic-Con International with long-awaited mega-announcement of the Disney-owned powerhouse studio’s “Phase Four” slate of television projects, promising new big-and small-screen adventures of fan-favorites, the ascent of headliners previously little known outside of comic…More

‘Black Widow’ cast drops hints about the superhero’s ledger

‘Black Widow’ cast drops hints about the superhero’s ledger

Despite the super-spy’s prominent appearances in seven Marvel films to date, the secrets of the Black Widow’s backstory have remained in the shadows. But, as announced during the Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con, the secrets of the notorious red on the Avenger’s ledger are poised to be revealed in her forthcoming first solo film, “Black…More

Shannen Doherty to guest in ‘Riverdale’ tribute to Luke Perry

Shannen Doherty to guest in ‘Riverdale’ tribute to Luke Perry

CW’s “Riverdale” has recruited a special guest to help the show pay tribute to late cast member Luke Perry in its upcoming season premiere. Shannen Doherty, who co-starred with Perry on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” will appear in the episode titled “Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam,” a one-hour episode that will reflect Perry’s “enduring legacy and the…More

Natalie Portman will bring the hammer as a female Thor in ‘Love and Thunder’

Natalie Portman will bring the hammer as a female Thor in ‘Love and Thunder’

Welcome, Ms. Portman, to the league of Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes. Natalie Portman is making a comeback to the MCU’s “Thor” franchise, but this time she gets her own shot at swinging the hammer. That’s right, Lady Thor is here, and she’s ready to bring the thunder. Marvel announced Saturday at Comic-Con International in San…More

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Country rap is getting bigger, and Lil Nas X is leading the way

Lil Nas X is on a road many musical artists wish they were on. The rapper’s hit song “Old Town Road” is on track to hold a record for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s been there for 15 weeks, and only Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet…More

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Willow just dropped her highly anticipated self-titled album

Alas, the wait is over! Willow’s self-titled album is finally here — and no, she’s not whipping her hair back and forth. The alternative R&B singer dropped her new album “WILLOW” on Friday, just weeks after her brother Jaden released his own, “ERYS.” “WILLOW” is the artist’s third studio album. It follows “ARDIPITHECUS,” released in…More

How ‘Veronica Mars’ helps some sexual assault survivors heal

How ‘Veronica Mars’ helps some sexual assault survivors heal

“Veronica Mars,” the noir-style drama that starred Kristen Bell as a teen gumshoe known for her pithy one-liners and fearless investigation techniques, found a fan-base in the underappreciated or outsiders when it aired on UPN and then The CW in the mid-aughts — and has the potential to do the same now that those first…More

Hulu releases ‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4 early

Hulu releases ‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4 early

“Veronica Mars” is on the case a little earlier than planned. Hulu has released all eight episodes of the show’s fourth season, a week earlier than scheduled. The release came on Friday after creator Rob Thomas, star Kristen Bell, and others conducted a panel during Comic-Con International in San Diego. The new season was originally…More

‘Titans’ production shut down after crew member’s death

‘Titans’ production shut down after crew member’s death

Production on the set of the DC Universe series “Titans” has been shut down for two days after the death of its special effects coordinator. According to a statement provided to CNN from the show’s executive producers, Warner Bros. Television and Group and DC Universe, Warren Appleby died Thursday “after an accident which occurred at…More

If Val Kilmer is in ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ what’s the deal with the trailer?

If Val Kilmer is in ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ what’s the deal with the trailer?

Does the Iceman cometh or not? That’s the question on the minds of “Top Gun” fans after the sequel trailer’s release. The preview out Thursday gives us plenty of Tom Cruise as aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. But what about his adversary and fan favorite, Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, played in the 1986 original by Val Kilmer?…More

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