New this week: Rebel Wilson, The Black Keys, 'Firestarter'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a fresh album from The Black Keys, Rebel Wilson starring as a popular high school senior who emerges from a coma after 20 years, and the period drama “Operation Mincemeat,” based on a risky and real military operation in World War II.
Clooney, 'Billie Holiday' among AARP movie award honorees
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Andra Day in "The United States vs Billie Holiday." (Takashi Seida/Paramount Pictures via AP)“The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Minari,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “One Night in Miami” are among the films AARP is honoring at its annual Movies for Grownups Awards, the nonprofit organization said Thursday. Director Lee Daniels’ “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” starring Andra Day as the jazz singer, was named best picture, while the Korean American family drama “Minari” got best intergenerational film. “We focus on films made by and for grownups,” said Tim Appelo, the film and television critic for AARP. Catherine O’Hara took best actress for “Schitt’s Creek,” Mark Ruffalo got best actor for “I Know This Much is True” and “This Is Us” was named best series.
Q&A: Stanley Tucci on grief, food and 'Supernova'
In "Supernova," Tucci plays a man slipping into dementia taking a possibly final road trip with his longtime partner, played by Colin Firth. In “Supernova,” Tucci plays Tusker, a novelist on the edge of early on-set dementia. Speaking by video conference from London, Tucci mused that he might celebrate the film's premiere by a Zoom with Firth, over Negronis. I cooked for Colin when I did “Supernova.” We’ve been friends for a long time so we’re in each other’s kitchens. I’m older but I’m not old yet, I don’t think.
Where to watch two new star-studded films this weekend
Movie critic Greg Russell is back with his thoughts on Supernova and The Little Things, the latest two movies from a cast of Academy Award-winning actors. First Russell took a look at Supernova, a drama that follows Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth after many years of living together as a couple. Russell got to speak with Tucci, who said he prepared for the role by watching documentaries and learning from real people. In the film, Washington plays a cop who winds up investigating a crime in the heart of LA, but as he uncovers pieces of the case, they start to hit close to home. To see Greg’s full reviews, watch the video above.
Travel to The Secret Garden this weekend
Its time to get ready for the weekend with a new look at the new movie premiering in your living room plus some other selections that may entertain you. The first movie he reviewed was The Secret Garden which stars Academy Award winner Colin Firth. While living on his estate she discovers a hidden magical garden. Ive told people it is kind of a little bit of like the Wizard of Oz and Alice and Wonderland, said Russell. To see how many reels he gave The Secret Garden, and his other suggestions of what to watch, click on the video above.