"Everything happens for a reason," a character says in "What/If," but it's not clear what the reason is behind this new Netflix drama, a peculiar mashup of producer Mike Kelley's last series, "Revenge," and an overt riff on the movie "Indecent Proposal." Renee Zellweger headlines the cast, but her toothy role to move the show into the "Yes/Do" watch category.
Disney knew it wouldn't recast Princess Leia in the new movie "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." And a digital version of the late Carrie Fisher wouldn't do her or the character justice. But the director found another option.
Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded $2.9 million Australian dollars (over $1.9 million USD) after winning his defamation case against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist, CNN affiliate SBS News reported Thursday.
Count me among those who have no desire to see Whitney Houston resurrected on stage -- or Amy Winehouse, Roy Orbison or any of the other dead celebrities modern technology now enables the world to enjoy well after they have left us.
Teen romances are sometimes only as good as their leads, and "The Sun is Also a Star" has a fine pair in "Black-ish's" Yara Shahidi and "Riverdale's" Charles Melton. The movie, however -- which deals with true love and the universe putting people together -- could have given fate an assist by crafting a more substantial vehicle for them.
Chalk it up to modest expectations -- starting with early previews that rubbed people the wrong way -- but "Aladdin" is a great deal of fun, with charming leads and elaborately mounted songs. It's hardly a whole new world, but in this suddenly well-populated land of live-action reboots, makes the most out of its familiar one.
Joseph Heller's anti-war novel "Catch-22" is set during World War II, but was published just as the US began getting into Vietnam, and the 1970 movie came out in the midst of that conflict. George Clooney brings his considerable star power to bear in bringing the satire to Hulu, but the six-part series feels like less than the sum of its parts.
The John Wick movies are essentially aimed at people who find the "Taken" franchise too intellectually demanding, dispensing with the pretense of a plot in order to get right into the action. "John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum" certainly follows that script -- or rather, lack of one -- delivering adrenaline-fueled thrills, before fatigue creeps into the unrelenting mayhem about halfway through.
After 12 seasons and nearly 280 episodes, "The Big Bang Theory" is about to bid viewers a big farewell. And as is customary with any major hit, that raises questions about when -- or whether -- another network sitcom will blow up this way again.
Muhammad Ali was as gifted in communicating with his mouth as his fists, making him a prime candidate for an expansive documentary like "What's My Name / Muhammad Ali," HBO's two-part exploration of his life and career. It's highly watchable, even if director Antoine Fuqua's strict reliance on archival material to tell the story somewhat blunts its punch.