Styles’ Wobbly Foray Into Acting

Harry Styles as Jack in Don’t Worry DarlingPhoto: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures This story was updated at 11:25 AM.—Ed. Harry Styles swoops out on stage at concerts and 10,000, 50,000, even 100,000 fans instantly fall under his spell. He’s mesmerizing. He can sing, dance, charm. Using that most elusive of skills, he transforms a … Read more

‘Avatar’ returns to theaters as Disney hypes James Cameron’s long-delayed sequel

Avatar Source: Walt Disney Studios The Na’vi return to the big screen this weekend as Disney looks to reignite interest in its newly acquired Avatar franchise, three months before the debut of the long-delayed sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Bringing the highest-grossing film of all time back to theaters has two purposes for Disney: … Read more

Lena Dunham Nails YA Adaptation

Andrew Scott and Bella Ramsey star in Lena Dunham’s Catherine Called BirdyPhoto: Prime Video For those of you who have given up on Lena Dunham, no one can say you don’t have your reasons. Whether it’s because of her groundbreaking HBO series, Girls, ended in 2017, or she’s been suffering through a bout of creative … Read more

What’s Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in October 2022

Image: Wendell & Wild/Netflix Netflix is ​​having a rough go in 2022—falling stock, high-profile cancellations, and a refusal to just renew The Sandman already—but I can’t quit them yet, not when they’re premiering a new stop-motion animated feature from the director of Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas. When does Wendell & Wild come out? … Read more

Director and Pinhead Actor Interview

Jamie Clayton as a new version of a horror icon.Image: Spyglass Media Group The new Hellraiser arrives on Hulu next month, and fans of Clive Barker’s horror franchise are eagerly waiting to see what director David Bruckner does to differentiate his film from the many series entries that’ve come before. One big change that makes … Read more

Netflix limited series feels stagnant

Thai Cave RescuePhoto: Netflix There’s something about a kid in a well. Even if you don’t have registered memory of the 1987 “Baby Jessica” ordeal—with its endless CNN coverage, commentary from President Reagan, a Pulitzer for photography for the rescue coverage, an ABC movie starring Beau Bridges, and the Regis and Kathie Lee interview—somebody has … Read more

YouTube’s Algorithm Doesn’t Care If You ‘Thumbs Down’ Videos

YouTube has already stopped videos from displaying the number of dislikes it’s received, but apparently giving a video a thumbs down doesn’t change how many similar videos the platform recommends you.Photo: Wachiwit (Shutterstock) My YouTube recommendations are full of old reruns of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. It might be partly my mistake for getting drunk … Read more

How X And ​​Pearl Challenge America’s Moral History

(From left) Mia Goth as Maxine Minx in Ti West’s X; Goth as Pearl in Ti West’s Pearl.Image: Todd Gilchrist/A24; A24 When it comes to horror there’s a certain obsession with revisiting the stylistic choices of the past, particularly the ’70s and ’80s, when so many of the movies that became foundational entries for horror … Read more

With ceremonies over, King Charles III faces the biggest task

LONDON (AP) — The cannons have sounded, the bells have rung and the mourners have paid their respects.. Now King Charles III faces the task of preserving a 1,000-year-old monarchy that his mother nurtured for seven decades but that faces an uncertain future. The challenge is immense. Personal affection for the queen meant that the … Read more

Russian pop star’s war criticism stirs vigorous debate

FILE – Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian pop singer Alla Pugacheva pose for a photo during an awards ceremony in Moscow’s Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Iconic Russian singer Alla Pugacheva, hugely popular since Soviet times, says she wants to be placed on Russia’s foreign agents list in solidarity with … Read more