Weighed down by bad reviews, 'Morbius' opens with $39.1M
Film Review - Morbius This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jared Leto in a scene from "Morbius." But "Morbius" also drew unusually bad reviews for a Marvel release. On Rotten Tomatoes, it sits with easily the worst score for a Marvel film at 17% fresh. But given that forecasts had ranged closer to a $50 million opening weekend for "Morbius," the poor word-of-mouth and worse reviews likely cut into its receipts. Overseas, “Morbius” grossed $44.9 million over the weekend, for an $84 million global haul.wftv.com
New this week: 'Deep Water,' Charli XCX and 'WeCrashed'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a Charli XCX album release, an erotic thriller on Hulu starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, and a series about the rise and fall of the business WeWork, which promoted the concept of shared workspaces.
Razzie Awards 2022: Nominations for cinema’s worst of the worst revealed
2022 Razzie Awards In this photo illustration the Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzie Awards) logo is seen displayed on a smartphone. The 2022 nominees were announced Monday, Feb. 7, and "winners" will be announced March 26. >> Read more trending newsNetflix’s “Diana the Musical,” based on the Broadway play that closed after fewer than 40 performances, led the annual roundup of films and actors we loved to hate with nine nominations, including a worst picture. Two thrillers, “Karen” and “The Woman in The Window” tied for second-most nominations at five, including worst picture and worst actress nominations for both. Amy Adams, who earned a worst actress nod for “The Woman in The Window” also drew a worst supporting actress nomination for her turn in “Dear Evan Hansen,” the musical drama that earned four of its own nominations.wftv.com
Gucci heirs says ‘House of Gucci’ narrative is inaccurate
Film Review - House of Gucci This image released by MGM shows Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, from left, Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci and Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani in "House of Gucci." (Fabio Lovino/MGM via AP) (Fabio Lovino)The Gucci family is not pleased with the depiction of their relatives in the new film " House of Gucci." The Guccis, who have no association anymore with the global luxury brand bearing their name, have been concerned about the Ridley Scott film from the beginning. Patrizia Gucci is the daughter of Paolo Gucci and granddaughter of Aldo Gucci. It was at times absurd, but ultimately it was tragic.”The fashion house cooperated with “House of Gucci,” opening its archives to the film company for wardrobe and props.wftv.com
'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' fuel Thanksgiving box office
Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney’s “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas.
Gucci's star-studded fashion show shines bright in Hollywood
Gucci "Love Parade" Fashion Show Jared Leto walks the runway at the Gucci "Love Parade" fashion show on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. Jared Leto and Macaulay Culkin were among the many models who calmly pranced down the Walk of Fame runway at the Gucci Love Parade on Tuesday night. It was such a splashy spectacle that the event shut down a few blocks of busy Hollywood Boulevard. Some models wore chunky silver platform shoes, patent leather flats and white pointy boots. Culkin wore a colorful jacket with a blue Hawaiian-styled shirt, brown slacks and a white Gucci belt.wftv.com
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
EXPLAINER: What is Clubhouse, the buzzy new audio chat app?
The icon for the social media app Clubhouse is seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. You can also download the app and get on a waiting list to be let into Clubhouse. Although Clubhouse hasn't divulged how many people are using its service, its app has been downloaded 5.3 million times, according to analytics firm App Annie. Thousands of Chinese users have flocked to the app in recent months, lured by the unfettered discussions it allowed with people abroad — particularly about democracy, Taiwan and other sensitive topics. Users still could download it if they had access to an Apple app store abroad.
New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'
This image released by Syfy shows Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle in a scene from the new series "Resident Alien," premiering Wednesday on Syfy. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— iHeartRadio’s fifth annual ALTer EGO show dedicated to contemporary rock artists starring Billie Eilish, Foo Fighters and Coldplay will air virtually on Thursday night. — British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks is having a breakthrough, and she can count former first lady Michelle Obama as a fan. — If a wacky sci-fi series sounds appealing, check out “Resident Alien.” Alan Tudyk plays Harry, masquerading as a small-town doctor — and a human — after crash-landing on Earth. Based on the comic book series of the same name, “Resident Alien” debuts 10 p.m. EST Wednesday on SyFy.
Margot Robbie will return for 'The Suicide Squad'
Warner Bros. Pictures via CNN(CNN) - Director James Gunn has revealed the full list of super villains and anti-heroes cast in his upcoming "The Suicide Squad" movie. While Robbie's Harley Quinn -- deranged henchwoman and on again, off again girlfriend of the Joker -- will be back, the future of the Joker in Gunn's film unclear. Jared Leto, who played the Joker on the 2016 film "Suicide Squad," is off the director's lineup as well as Will Smith who portrayed the deadly accurate assassin Deadshot. Gunn, who previously directed "Guardians of the Galaxy," also wrote the new installment of the comic book villains film. The studio behind "The Suicide Squad," Warner Bros., is, like CNN, a unit of WarnerMedia.
Selfies and celebration at the Oscars
Selfies and celebration at the Oscars Comedian Ellen Degeneres hosted the Oscars awards ceremony, snagging some laughs at the stars' expense, and getting some of the biggest celebrities in the audience to pose for a group photo. Jared Leto won best supporting actor, dedicating his Oscar to the 36 million people who died from AIDS. Breakout star Lupita Nyong'o was named best supporting actress. Teri Okita reports.cbsnews.com