Drama

‘Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce’: Cast Members Talk the Sexy Bravo Series’ Goodbye Season

In 2014, Buffy the Vampire Slayer producer/scribe Marti Noxon introduced audiences to a group of women unlike any we’d seen before on TV. Ladies with oft-wobbly careers, rubbled relationships, an ironclad friendship and hopeful hearts wrapped by turns in whipped cream and barbed wire. Ladies who weren’t shy about effing up or letting their angst fly. And so, anchored by Lisa Edelstein’s struggling self-help author Abby McCarthy, the titular girlfriends of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce let the rest of us frazzled females grab a glass and commiserate, even as we coveted their fab digs, wardrobes and ability to cry pretty. […]

Drama

‘Sweetbitter’: Stephanie Danler’s Coming-of-Age Book Becomes a Sensual Series on Starz

Like a well curated menu, Starz’s new dramedy Sweetbitter has something scrumptious for all tastes. Foodies and wine lovers will swoon over luscious images and discussions of eat and drink. The mighty legions that serve us when we dine out at long last have a scripted restaurant show that honors them. Scenesters get the New York that only New Yorkers know. And everyone can relive our own brink-of-adulthood reckoning via the show’s 22-year-old heroine Tess, winningly played by Churchill’s Ella Purnell. Tess — the not-quite alter ego of Sweetbitter screenwriter Stephanie Danler, who also penned the bestseller on which the […]

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‘James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction’: Cinema’s Sci-Fi Master Plays Favorites on AMC

From the moment Arnold Schwarzenegger’s part human, part cyborg killing machine strode onto movie screens in 1984’s The Terminator, movie buffs counted cowriter/director James Cameron among the go-to guys for cinematic sci-fi thrills. This month, AMC turns over its Visionaries docuseries franchise to the Hollywood multihyphenate for an exploration of the beloved genre’s roots, evolution and massive popularity via interviews with Schwarzenegger, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Greg Nicotero, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Will Smith, Sigourney Weaver and others. “We tried to pick a few milestone pieces of popular culture — often movies or TV shows — and then go back […]

Sports

Shane Strickland Talks Being MLW Champion Ahead of Its Television Network Debut

It was an emotional scene inside the GILT Nightclub in Orlando. Confetti fell as the sounds of Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) played to excited crowd. Shane Strickland was crowned the first Major League Wrestling Champion since the promotion relaunched last year. It’s a milestone marked days before MLW’s network TV debut on beIN SPORTS. “In that very moment I thought about where my career was when I first started,” Strickland said. “The first few falls I took in the ring. It took me back to the very back to the beginning and all the struggles I have overcome to […]

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National Geographic’s ‘Genius: Picasso’: Alex Rich Talks Playing the Artist as a Young Man

Last year, National Geographic’s anthology series Genius earned 10 wide-ranging Emmy nominations for its stunning inaugural outing, which explored Albert Einstein’s personal and professional evolution. The series returns this month to spotlight another enigmatic intellect: prolific Spanish artist and proud bohemian Pablo Picasso. Like its predecessor, Genius: Picasso features two actors in the titular role — GLOW’s Alex Rich and movie star Antonio Banderas, this time — to capture the freethinker’s nine-decade life, a vast and colorful canvas of shifting personal and political alliances, fraught romances and astoundingly disparate artistic styles. Banderas’ connection to Picasso traces back to his youth […]

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‘Howards End’ on Starz: Hayley Atwell Talks the Schlegel Sisters’ Bond

In 1992, famed filmmakers James Ivory (a 2018 Oscar winner for Call Me by Your Name) and Ismail Merchant and their trusted screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala debuted a lush film adaptation of the E.M. Forster masterpiece Howards End. Beautifully rendered and perfectly cast — Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Redgrave starred — the tale of economic class, family bonds and social conventions in turn-of-the-century England became an instant classic, earning Oscars for Thompson and Jhabvala. Twenty-five years later, the BBC revisited the epic as a four-part miniseries, which makes its American debut this month on Starz. […]

Sports

The Women of WrestleMania 34: Female Talent Has Never Been More Represented

The superstars of WWE take over Bourbon Street for WrestleMania 34 Sunday, April 8 from the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The sports entertainment leader is going all out this year with the ladies taking center stage. New signing Ronda Rousey looks to make a big splash transitioning from the UFC octagon to the WWE squared circle. She teams with Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle to face Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. By the same token Asuka, winner of the first all-female Royal Rumble, is gearing up to put her unprecedented win streak on the line in hopes of […]

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Documentary

‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ on HBO: We Sit Down With Priscilla Presley And Music Documentarian Thom Zimny!

Let’s start with what you do know about Elvis. Like “Hound Dog” and “Blue Suede Shoes.” “The Pelvis” nickname coupled with said pelvis’ Ed Sullivan Show debut. The stint in the Army, where he met a pretty girl named Priscilla. The feel-good films and the triumphant ’68 TV special. And the endless tabloid fodder that followed, even after his 1977 death at just 42. But do you know why Elvis moved the way he moved? Chose the songs he sang? Suffered so beneath the weight of the very fame he craved? Priscilla — Elvis’ only bride and lifelong confidante — […]

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On Demand DVD New Releases April 2-8

On Demand DVD New Releases April 2-8 Insidious: The Last Key Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier has always been ready to stare down the most feared cases of hauntings. Now she faces the toughest test as a haunting comes to her home. Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson (PG-13, 1:43) 4/3 Father Figures (pictured above) Peter and Kyle have just come to the realization that the man who they assumed to be their father really was not. So with some information from their mother, the two men set out on a road trip to attempt to track down their dad. Owen […]