Janelle Monáe Joins ‘Knives Out’ Sequel

Janelle Monáe is the latest addition to the ensemble cast of Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” sequel for Netflix. Monáe joins Daniel Craig in the film, who reprises his role from the original whodunit movie as detective Benoit Blanc. Edward Norton and Dave Bautista are also set to appear in the new installment, written and directed […]

Robert De Niro to Star in Lionsgate Comedy ‘About My Father’

Robert De Niro has joined the cast of “About My Father,” an upcoming film that’s loosely based on the life of standup comic Sebastian Maniscalco. De Niro is set to play Maniscalco’s dad Salvo in the movie, reuniting the pair after first appearing together in Martin Scorsese’s mob drama “The Irishman.” “The way Sebastian talks […]

‘Finding You’ Review: Self-Assurance Is Lost and Found in Twee Romantic Comedy

Don’t be fooled by the empowerment-sounding title of “Finding You”: The engine of writer-director Brian Baugh’s romantic comedy isn’t driven by the woman herself, but by the men who are continually placed in power positions that directly inform her arc. Where it would have been nice to see the heroine unlocking her own potential, the […]

Disney’s New World Order Leads to Confusion and Bruised Egos

The Walt Disney Company is in the throes of a major leadership shift, with newly minted CEO Bob Chapek asserting more authority as the longtime leader he replaced, Bob Iger, prepares to surrender his executive chairman role for emeritus status at year-end. The two men’s once-warm relationship has grown strained, according to four insiders. This […]