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.
The Secret Garden 2020 film has South Texas connections
KERRVILLE We sat down with Frances Hodgson Burnetts great-great granddaughter--the author of the classic tale, The Secret Garden, also wrote hundreds of short stories and several other novels. Her inspiration came from a home she rented for nine seasons, great-great granddaughter of Burnett, Keri Wilt, said. Its been 109 years since this story was published, Wilt said while holding some of her great-great grandmothers memorabilia. To think that a story could last that long; anybody from a 7-year-old to a 70-year-old can relate to the message the garden brings.You can watch The Secret Garden on most streaming services. And click here to read more from Keri Wilts blog, A Well-Tended life.