‘The Gray House’ Civil War Spy Drama Series From Kevin Costner to Open Monte-Carlo Television Festival

‘The Gray House’ Civil War Spy Drama Series From Kevin Costner to Open Monte-Carlo Television Festival

“The Gray House,” the Kevin Costner-produced limited series about a female spy ring during the Civil War, will open Monaco’s 63rd annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival in June. The six-episode limited series tells the hidden-history tale of four Southern women — a Virginia socialite and her mother, a formerly enslaved Black woman and a high-end prostitute … Read more

NRK, ZDFneo Drama ‘A Better Man,’ About an Internet Troll’s Path to Redemption, Boarded by Beta Film (EXCLUSIVE)

NRK, ZDFneo Drama ‘A Better Man,’ About an Internet Troll’s Path to Redemption, Boarded by Beta Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading distribution company Beta Film has come on board four-part Norwegian drama “A Better Man,” created by Thomas Seeberg Torjussen. The show, which was commissioned by Norwegian broadcaster NRK and German broadcaster ZDF‘s platform ZDFneo, is produced by Synnøve Hørsdal and Christian Fredrik Martin at Norway’s Maipo Film. “A Better Man” centers on Tom, Norway’s … Read more

‘Abigail’ Review: A Remake of ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ Turns Into a Brutally Monotonous Genre Mashup

‘Abigail’ Review: A Remake of ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ Turns Into a Brutally Monotonous Genre Mashup

From the moment the film was announced a year ago, “Abigail” has been marketed as a remake of “Dracula’s Daughter,” the 1936 Universal Pictures curio. So it’s no spoiler to say that the title character of “Abigail” is…Dracula’s daughter. Yet if you went in not knowing that, it might be the only real surprise in … Read more

‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ to Air Live Shows From Chicago During Democratic National Convention

‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ to Air Live Shows From Chicago During Democratic National Convention

Stephen Colbert is taking “The Late Show” on the road. The late-night program will broadcast live from Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre during this year’s Democratic National Convention, also taking place in Chicago, from Aug. 19-22 on the CBS Television Network. “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will also be available to stream live and on-demand on … Read more

‘The Wiz’ Review: In a New Broadway Revival, Dorothy and Friends Get Lost in a Hypercolor Whirligig

‘The Wiz’ Review: In a New Broadway Revival, Dorothy and Friends Get Lost in a Hypercolor Whirligig

A flight of imagination born of the trippy 1970s, “The Wiz” can shoulder a lot of interpretation. Sidney Lumet’s shadowy film, starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, sets the Black spin on L. Frank Baum’s children’s story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in a blighted, nearly bombed-out New York City. High schools and community theaters … Read more

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Identities of Ugly Sweater and Starfish: Here Are the Celebrities Under the Costumes

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Identities of Ugly Sweater and Starfish: Here Are the Celebrities Under the Costumes

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 11, Episode 7 of “The Masked Singer,” “Queen Night,” which aired April 10 on Fox. “The Masked Singer” dropped a bomb on us: Singer/songwriter Charlie Wilson, who has enjoyed a tremendous career as a solo artist in addition to his time as lead … Read more

Sydney Sweeney Fires Back at Producer Who Said She’s ‘Not Pretty’ and ‘Can’t Act’: ‘How Sad’ and ‘Shameful’

Sydney Sweeney Fires Back at Producer Who Said She’s ‘Not Pretty’ and ‘Can’t Act’: ‘How Sad’ and ‘Shameful’

Sydney Sweeney caught a stray last week when veteran Hollywood producer Carol Baum said at an event that Sweeney is “not pretty” and “can’t act” — and that her hit rom-com “Anyone but You” was “unwatchable.” A representative for Sweeney has now fired back at Baum, saying in a statement shared with Variety: “How sad … Read more

‘Fantastic Four’ Star Joseph Quinn Isn’t Worried About Superhero Fatigue After Recent Marvel Box Office Misses: ‘We Want to Get This Right’

‘Fantastic Four’ Star Joseph Quinn Isn’t Worried About Superhero Fatigue After Recent Marvel Box Office Misses: ‘We Want to Get This Right’

Joseph Quinn is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the upcoming tentpole “The Fantastic Four,” starring opposite Pedro Pascal (Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby (Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Ben Grimm/The Thing) and Julia Garner (the Silver Surfer named Shalla-Bal). It’s a pivotal time for the MCU as debates over … Read more

Henry Cavill Jokes ‘I Don’t Have Much Luck With Post-Credit Scenes’ After His Superman Return in ‘Black Adam’ Didn’t Pan Out: ‘I May Give Up on Those’

Henry Cavill Jokes ‘I Don’t Have Much Luck With Post-Credit Scenes’ After His Superman Return in ‘Black Adam’ Didn’t Pan Out: ‘I May Give Up on Those’

Henry Cavill nodded to his tumultuous history with post-credits scenes during a recent screening of his new Guy Ritchie-directed movie “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” As reported by Insider, Cavill made some introductory remarks before the film and references his other Ritchie films, including his leading turn in the 2015 spy film “The Man from … Read more