News archive from 14 May 2016

Despite George Clooney and Julia Roberts, ‘Money Monster’ is worthless

‘Money Monster” has quite a pedigree. It’s a timely Wall Street vs. the little guy parable directed by Jodie Foster, featuring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Englishman Jack O’Connell. Clooney, who produced with his partner Grant Heslov, also stars...

 

Rob Gronkowski scores dual covers

Patriots party boy Rob Gronkowski, who is always ready for his close-up, yesterday scored the cover of male fashion bible GQ, frolicking with swimsuit model Hailey Clauson, and that of Madden NFL 17, depicted in midspike. That’s a party-rockin’...

 
‘24’ star Sutherland takes on challenge of music career

‘24’ star Sutherland takes on challenge of music career

On TV’s megahit “24,” super agent Jack Bauer thwarted presidential assassinations, chased down bioterrorists and put the kibosh on cyber attacks. Mere child’s play, says Kiefer Sutherland, who played Bauer for eight seasons on the Fox espionage drama....

 

Review: Meghan Trainor, ‘Thank You’

Fans who jumped on the M-Train thanks to the 22-year-old Nantucket native’s wondrous debut album and its breakthrough hit “All About That Bass” will find lots to love here. The ’50s affectations of that album’s “Dear Future Husband” and the bubblegum...

 

Tracked down: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeff Bauman, Mark Wahlberg and more..

Jake Gyllenhaal, who is in Boston filming “Stronger,” based on the book by Boston Marathon bombing hero Jeff Bauman, sharing the first look at the flick — a pic of him and co-star Tatiana Maslany, who plays Jeff’s wife, Erin, in midsmooch — on...

 

Caitlyn Jenner denounces rumors of regret

A Kardashian family biographer claims Caitlyn Jenner will “detransition” back to being a man in the coming years, but the “I Am Cait” star’s publicist denied the report and called the author “a moron.” Ian Halperin, who wrote “Kardashian Dynasty: the...

 

‘High-Rise’ built poorly

Despite a first-rate cast, a rising young filmmaker at the helm and several Kubrickian touches, this film adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s dystopian classic “High-Rise” is a complete washout. Set in a vague 1970s Britain, the story might be described as...

 

'Jungle Book' roars to $800 million at worldwide box office

"The Jungle Book" is joining "Zootopia" as the second Disney release of 2016 to cross the $800 million mark at the worldwide box office. The comedy adventure hit the $500 million mark Thursday at the international box office. It...

 
'Bigger than life'

'Bigger than life'

In Luca Guadagnino’s sensuous, sexy, neo-
noirish “A Bigger Splash,” a loose remake of the 1969 French sizzler “La Piscine,” Ralph Fiennes dances, drinks wine and eats everything — bread, fish, pasta, bubbling ricotta and finally the scenery. As the...

 
Actress Gong Li irked by lack of Chinese films at Cannes

Actress Gong Li irked by lack of Chinese films at Cannes

CANNES, France — Actress Gong Li made a head-turning return to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, but the "Memoirs of a Geisha" star said she's disappointed at the absence of Chinese films at the festival this year. Not a single...

 

Ratings: CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory,' ABC's 'Scandal' spike for season finales

One week after viewing levels took a tumble on Cinco De Mayo, most Thursday shows were on the rebound last night, including the finales of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" and ABC's "Scandal." The Eye won the night narrowly over the...

 

Michael Strahan on 'Live with Kelly and Michael' final show: 'It's bittersweet'

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan were all smiles and hugging on Friday at the start of Strahan's final outing as co-host of "Live with Kelly and Michael." The pair spoke briefly about Strahan's departure after nearly four years on...

 

Tv cancellations: 'Agent Carter' killed, but 'Good Wife's' new life offers hope

It's tough to love TV, and there's no tougher time than late spring, when the several waves of broadcast network cancellations herald the arrival of Upfronts. I have a few thoughts on the most recent round of TV cancellations, spinoffs and renewals:...

 

'Sleepy Hollow' renewed by Fox for fourth season without Nicole Beharie

Fox has renewed "Sleepy Hollow" for a fourth season. The move follows the departure of one the show's two leads, Nicole Beharie who was written out in the show's season-three finale. "Sleepy Hollow," which was a breakout hit when...

 

Review: Corinne Bailey Rae, ‘The Heart Speaks in Whispers’

This is only the second album Bailey Rae has released since her breakthrough 2006 self-titled debut and its Grammy-nominated song of the year “Put Your Records On.” Her first husband died of a drug overdose in 2008, and the British singer went on a...

 

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