TCM's Jacqueline Stewart puts Black film history in focus
TV - TCM - Jacqueline Stewart This image released by TCM shows Jacqueline Stewart who will co-host a collection of films honoring Black History Month. Focusing on Black film history once a year “can’t be the full-stop experience for TCM,” said Pola Changnon, its general manager. Stewart says she's pleased by the scope of TCM's Black History Month programming, which continues on Sundays through Feb. 27 and includes fellow scholars Racquel Gates and Samantha Sheppard. And I wanted to think about the racial politics of presenting Black people in those ways on screen,” Stewart said. Silent films also fascinated her, becoming a tentpole of her studies.wftv.com
New this week: 'Friends' again, Mike Tyson doc & 'Cruella'
MOVIES— No "101 Dalmatians" love is necessary to enjoy "Cruella," available to rent on Disney+ starting Friday. — The musician Moby narrates his own life in the documentary "Moby Doc," a surrealistic examination of his fraught childhood and turbulent experience with fame, fortune and addiction from director Rob Bralver. David Lynch, David Bowie and Shepard Fairey are just a few of the luminaries who talk about his impact and influence. — AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISION— Doughnuts and pursuit of the American dream are at the heart of a documentary about Cambodian refugee Ted Ngoy. "Mike Tyson: The Knockout" promises to examine his career and life rollercoaster and address "pressing questions about resilience and reinvention."wftv.com
What will a partially vaccinated America look like? Yahoo News Explains
On Tuesday, President Biden set a new vaccination goal of administering at least one shot to 70 percent of Americans adults by July 4. Even if that goal is reached, experts say the U.S. has a long way to go in achieving herd immunity, or when the virus is out of hosts to spread to. Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and a public health professor at George Washington University, explains instances of what a partially vaccinated America will look like.news.yahoo.com
Bono, Cruz to star in animated series on vaccine importance
Bono, Cruz and Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday that the series Pandemica will launch Thursday. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Bono, Penélope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of global vaccine access. The series was created to bring attention to global vaccine access in an effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pandemica is a compelling illustration of the inequality around the world,” Cruz said.
Clooney honored by MoMA as actor, director and humanitarian
Clooney was honored Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, by co-stars and colleagues at the annual film benefit for the Museum of Modern Art, held virtually. MoMA’s annual film benefit raises funds to bring great works of film to the museum’s collection. Also giving virtual tributes Monday evening were actors Felicity Jones, Tiffany Boone, Kyle Chandler and Demian Bichir, who appear in “A Midnight Sky,” which Clooney stars in and directs. The benefit featured clips from some of Clooney’s many films: “Michael Clayton,” “Syriana,” "The Descendants,” “Gravity,” and “Good Night, and Good Luck,” among others. In earlier comments to The Associated Press, Clooney said “Good Night, and Good Luck” was probably his proudest professional accomplishment.
Stuntmen are increasingly Hollywood's go-to action directors
This image released by Netflix shows Chris Hemsworth, left, in a scene from "Extraction," premiering this week on Netflix. (Jasin Boland/Netflix via AP)Some of today's top action directors were first doubles for Brad Pitt, Neo and Wolverine. Hargrave is the latest in a lineage of stuntmen who have gone from stepping in for actors to directing them. It's a fairly recent career pathway thanks largely to the success of Chad Stahelski ("John Wick") and David Leitch ("Atomic Blonde"). They've been leaders in the field since founding the action design company 87Eleven in 1997.
David Oyelowo delves into new territory with 'Don't Let Go'
1976: Actor David Oyelowo, best known for his roles in the movies "Selma," "The Butler" and "Lincoln," is born in Oxford, England. HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - David Oyelowo has gone back in time for other projects, but not like he does in his latest film. The actor, who won critical acclaim for playing Dr. Martin Luther King in "Selma," is starring in the time travel thriller "Don't Let Go." Oyelowo plays Detective Jack Radcliff, a man who begins to receive phone calls from his teen niece after she's been killed. It's a different kind of role for Oyelowo, and he told CNN that was purposeful.