A lot has happened since Jimmy Kimmel was last in Brooklyn, New York. Donald Trump was elected president, late night TV has become a regular forum for politics as well as comedy, and Kimmel has evolved from comedic host to the conscience of America.
In the what-are-the-odds department, two movies open this week about creators of beloved 20th-century characters, Wonder Woman and Winnie the Pooh, and both are extremely good. Forced into a choice, give the little bear and "Goodbye Christopher Robin" the edge over "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women."
Thursday's episode of NBC's "Great News" hit on a subject that has re-emerged as a top-of-mind issue in Hollywood and elsewhere after allegations of sexual harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein first came to light one week ago.
The first episode for the CW's reimagining of "Dynasty" has a lot of the ingredients that made the original series a hit -- family drama, lavish displays of wealth and even a fight between two women to capture the spirit of the so-called catfight legacy left behind by the show on which its based.
Rapper Eminem unleashed a blistering four-and-a-half minute attack on President Donald Trump in a freestyle that aired Tuesday during the BET Hip Hop Awards. In it, he questioned the President's patriotism, criticized his policies and ridiculed his campaign promises. It ended with a challenge to his own fans, saying 'You're either for or against.'
"The Foreigner" is as generic and disposable as its title, hobbling Jackie Chan's inherent likability by turning him into a grief-stricken revenge machine. Those hoping for a sleek action vehicle on the order of "Taken" will likely wind up feeling taken for a ride.
"Marshall" uses a single case to shed light on civil-rights titan Thurgood Marshall, yielding an enlightening if somewhat arbitrary snapshot of the Supreme Court Justice during his crusading days working for the NAACP. Anchored by topnotch performances by Chadwick Boseman in the title role and Josh Gad, it's a 75-year-old story imbued with modern-day resonance.
"White Famous" is most notable for its title, which represents the career goal outlined for a rising African-American comedian by his agent. After that, this breezy Showtime comedy basically just feels like the latest variation on "Entourage," with producer Jamie Foxx lending some sizzle by appearing as an "I'm a big star"-crazy version of himself.