Associated Press Published 7:13 PM EST Nov 30, 2018 This is the time of year when we dust off the holiday albums and CDs to play favorites that range from Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song.” Being added to playlists this year will be music from a crop of new holiday albums from a variety of artists — even a beloved, legendary actor. Here are reviews of a few of those albums by Associated Press critics: Diana Ross, ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ Are you in the mood for jolly, singalong Christmas music? Diana Ross has you covered. Looking for something more serene, with religious tones? Diana Ross has you covered. Or are you looking for inspirational music that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the holidays? Again, Diana Ross has you covered. Her … [Read more...] about Get in a festive mood with new Christmas music
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Let's be clear to start: NBC reviving The Office for a potential tenth season is far from a done deal. The network has yet to comment or confirm any details about a potential revival of Greg Daniels-created workplace comedy. Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that NBC is eyeing a potential revival of the comedy about paper supply company Dunder Mifflin, with a search under way for a new regional manager to replace Steve Carell's Michael Scott. Carell, sources confirm, is not expected to be part of any potential revival. Sources caution that a deal is far from set for a revival, which could include some returning faces as well as a new cast of characters. The biggest test for any Office revival will be in discovering new faces as the original series made stars out of Carell, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Craig Robinson and Ellie Kemper, among others. With that said, THR takes a look at what some of The Office's central staff are up to and examines … [Read more...] about ‘The Office’ Reboot: Who Could Return for NBC’s Potential Revival?
MUSE’S last album Drones was dark and fraught with anxiety over technology. Their latest, Simulation Theory, looks at things in a more positive way. “I’ve deliberately tried to take the opposite view to look at how technology can be good and how we can embrace it,” says frontman Matt Bellamy. “For Drones we were wearing black all the time and it was very black and white in its heart. This is definitely more colourful in every way, including the artwork.” The idea came from watching Black Mirror’s Star Trek-esque episode USS Callister and playing virtual reality games online. “It’s a bit like Star Trek where you meet different people as an avatar,” says Bellamy. “Even though you are a fantasy character, I found people were genuinely more pleasant to each other than they are on social media — VR gave me optimism to what the future could be in terms of social interaction. It’s actually going to bring us closer … [Read more...] about Muse frontman Matt Bellamy on finding the good side of technology via virtual reality — as he admits band ‘partied a**es off’ after second album
6 minutes ago Unlike Ryan Reynolds, some of us are perfectly comfortable ranking the four main Hollywood Chrises. Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt are all beloved superhero stars, but they have not had equally strong years. We all have our personal favorites -- and for me it's Pine all day, every day. But this particular ranking looks at which Chris is having the best 2018. When it comes to film and TV projects, after Chris Pine's Outlaw King hits Netflix this Friday, it looks like the Chrises are done giving us major content for the year. (Except for the Avengers 4 trailer, of course.) So it's a fair time to rank the lads based on box office, critic/audience reactions, and also less concrete factors like social media use (or lack thereof). 1. Chris Hemsworth Pluses: So many movies, great Super Bowl ad, biggest payday Minuses: Not all films successful, Star Trek pay dispute Yes, sweet rabbit, your new BFF is No. 1! Arguably the most naturally … [Read more...] about Ranking The Hollywood Chrises Based On 2018
Jungle CruiseDwayne Johnson Movie News By Max Evry ON October 19, 2018 Disney’s Jungle Cruise release date moves to 2020 With typical flair, star Dwayne Johnson has announced a new release date for Disney’s live-action Jungle Cruise, starring himself and Emily Blunt. Originally scheduled for October 11, 2019, the film will now come out in the more competitive summer slot of July 24, 2020. Check out the Jungle Cruise release date announcement video below! The move takes the film out of a crowded fall date that already features the animated The Addams Family, Zombieland Too, The Goldfinch and Are You Afraid of the Dark? The July 2020 date is currently less competitive, with only an untitled Sony Pictures Animation film and the highly unlikely Green Lantern Corps, which doesn’t even have a director or stars attached yet. There is also an Untitled Marvel Studios film from Disney opening one week later on July 31. This will also give the Jungle … [Read more...] about Disney’s Jungle Cruise Release Date Moves To 2020