New this week: 'Spirited,' Pokémon, 'Nope' and 'Slumberland'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, a documentary about how Mickey Mouse became beloved by children and adults and a cash machine for Disney’s growing entertainment empire, and Chris Hemsworth puts himself and his body to the test in National Geographic’s “Limitless.”.
Oscars surprises, snubs include Glenn Close, ‘Da 5 Bloods’
It’s a rare year when most of the Oscar nomination surprises are good ones, but 2020 was also a rare year for moviegoing and awards campaigns. Here’s our rundown of the snubs and surprises in the 93rd Academy Award nominations. FEMALE DIRECTORS GET THEIR SHOTFor 92 Academy Awards, only 5 women had ever been nominated for best director and never more than one in the same year. This year, the dubious honor goes to Glenn Close for her portrayal of Mamaw in Ron Howard’s adaptation of J.D. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the film was well received, but seemed like a long shot for the major Oscars categories.
Joanne Rogers, widow of TV's famed Mister Rogers, dies at 92
FILE - Joanne Rogers stands in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in Pittsburgh on March 23, 2018. Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on Mister Rogers Neighborhood, has died. Rogers died Thursday, according to the Fred Rogers Center. PBS stations around the country still air “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and some can be found on the PBS Kids video app. After Fred Rogers’ death, she helped develop the Fred Rogers Center Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. Vincent College in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
'Sexy' Mr. Rogers Halloween costume raises eyebrows
MIAMI - A new costume for Halloween is sure to ruffle feathers in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, as well as many others. Most of us know Mr. Rogers as the gentle man who taught millions of children about respect and decency through his daily television show. But a costume company obviously believes the world needs a sexier version of Fred Rogers. Although Yandy's new "Nicest Neighbor Costume" doesn't name names, it's not hard to figure out who they're attempting to emulate. And if you wanted to go the extra mile, the company offers puppet accessories that look a lot like popular Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood characters King Friday and Daniel Striped Tiger.
Tom Hanks absolutely perfect as Mister Rogers in new trailer
(CNN) - Just in time for a Monday, Sony has released the first trailer for the upcoming film about the late Fred Rogers, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." In the teaser, schoolchildren sing to Rogers on the subway, and we see Tom Hanks dressed as the children's television host on the set of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The film is loosely based on a 1998 Esquire article by Tom Junod, about the effect Rogers' optimistic kindness had on millions of people -- and the initially skeptical journalist himself. "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" aired for 31 seasons before coming to an end in 2001. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is slated to release in November.