New this week: 'Me Time,' DJ Khaled and Sylvester Stallone
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from DJ Khaled and his celebrity pals, an HBO documentary about the unending toll Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans' children and a film starring Sylvester Stallone as an aged superhero.
'Death on the Nile' tops a quiet box office weekend
Hollywood’s Super Bowl weekend largely fizzled with the muted debut of Kenneth Branagh’s long-delayed Agatha Christie whodunit, “Death on the Nile,” a tepid reception for the Jennifer Lopez romantic-comedy “Marry Me” and modest box-office bumps for Oscar nominees.
In 'Boys State,' American politics in a teenage microcosm
Boys State may sound like a mere mock government exercise, but the film finds in Boys State a microcosm of American politics, one that frighteningly reflects much of the tenor of todays Washington and, in other ways, counters our more cynical grown-up government with stirring idealism. Boys State will give you both hope and fear for Americas future. Moss and McBaine were unaware of Boys State before reading a 2017 Washington Post article about a first in the programs history: Texas voted to succeed. Paul Barker, then Chairman of the American Legion Texas Boys State, was impressed by McBaine and Moss previous film ( "The Overnighters ) and figured a documentary could expand the program. The Texas Boys State, like the national political system, is a skewed representation.
'Ballers' canceled, star Dwayne Johnson pays tribute
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Although HBO announced Thursday that it was ending its slick sports comedy "Ballers" with the upcoming fifth season, star Dwayne Johnson has suggested to fans that this is a positive move. Johnson also discussed what it meant to work with people like creator Stephen Levinson and executive producer Mark Wahlberg, whom he knew from their work on the similarly styled HBO series "Entourage." "Ballers" debuts its fifth and final season on Sunday on HBO. (CNN and HBO share parent company WarnerMedia.) The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.