What’s on TV, June 26-30: Westworld, more

Ariana DeBose and Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld; Steve Martin and Martin Shortin Only Murders In The Buildingphoto: John Johnson/HBO; Barbara Nitke/Hulu Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, June 26 to Thursday, June 30. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of … Read more

Audiences are weary of Hollywood wokeness

Hollywood was founded by, and for generations run by, pure showmen who were fanatically devoted to giving the audience what it wanted. Today Hollywood’s message is, “Let us entertain you! But first, a brief lecture on what’s wrong with you, the audience. . .” Artists and entertainment corporations have always been desperate to be taken … Read more

OK Theater Backtracks Threat To Fast-Forward Thru ‘Lightyear’ Kiss: PHOTO

An Oklahoma movie theater has walked back its initial decision to fast-forward through a same-sex kiss featured in Disney’s Toy Story spin off, lightyear following significant criticism online. The management team of the 89er Theater in Kingfisher, Oklahoma posted a sign on the theater’s front door warning parents about “a same-sex kissing scene within the … Read more

Season 1, Episode 6, “Part VI”

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in Obi-Wan Kenobiphoto: 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. The issue with prequels is you know how they’ll end. There can be a thrill in that. The Star Wars prequels ran into this conundrum. For many fans, knowing that Anakin Skywalker would turn into the imposing Darth Vader didn’t detract from the enjoyment of, … Read more

Kevin Feige Teases Marvel Phase 5 Plan Reveal Coming Soon

Maybe he’ll wear a new hat for the occasion.photo: Greg Doherty (Getty Images) Jason Blum thinks he could get Robert Englund to return to Nightmare on Elm Street. Joaquim Dos Santos and Kemp Powers tease Across the Spider-Verse‘s villain, the Spot. Taika Waititi says a nude scene in Thor: Love and Thunder was inevitable. Plus, … Read more

What’s On TV, June 19-23: Umbrella Academy, Flatbush Misdemeanors

Tom Hopper and Elliot Page in The Umbrella Academy season 3; Kevin Iso in Flatbush Misdemeanors season 2photo: Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix; showtime Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, June 19 to Thursday, June 23. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s … Read more

Why Disney passed on Tim Allen in ‘Lightyear’: He’s ‘dumber’

“Lightyear” producers are speaking out about why they passed on hiring Tim Allen for the new blockbuster Disney flick — amid whispers he was snubbed because of his conservative political beliefs. Allen, 69, famously voiced the Buzz Lightyear action figure in all four “Toy Story” movies, so fans are surprised the actor isn’t involved in … Read more

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Ever since their major debut in Hollywood with Bad Boys for Life, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have become a directing duo to watch. These days, they’re not only working with marvel studios on Ms. Marvel but also helming DC Comics’ batgirl for HBO Max. We recently caught up … Read more

Ms. Marvel and Queer As Folk debut

Iman Vellani in Ms. Marvel; a member of the Janes; Ryan O’Connellin Queer As Folkphoto: Marvel Studios; HBO; Peacock Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, June 5 to Thursday, June 9. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops … Read more

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Vader Duel Is Anakin Skywalker at His Pettiest

Alright Anakin, we get it, calm down.screenshot: Lucasfilm Darth Vader is Star Wars‘ ultimate villain. We’ve always known that, but the revived era of the franchise has dug deep into Vader as a character beyond his iconography to re-establish why we’re fascinated with him, why we’re so scared of him, and why we ultimately invest … Read more