New this week: Arcade Fire, 'Hatching,' Three Mile Island
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Arcade Fire, a documentary about Sheryl Crow that's described as an “intimate story of song and sacrifice” and a four-part documentary about the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.
Gary Oldman on finding the frequency of 'Mank'
But Fincher cast Oldman’s manager, Douglas Urbanski (as Larry Summers in ’The Social Network”), before he called up Oldman about another role. Orson Welles was a genius and if everybody doesn’t know that, I don’t know what to say.”In crafting the portrait of Mankiewicz, Fincher wanted Oldman as himself. Oldman was himself once an alcoholic and, like Mank, prone to audacious gambles. Back when he was drinking, Oldman chose between two simultaneous offers — “Waterworld” and “The Scarlet Letter” — with a coin flip. In a court filing in 2001, Fiorentino alleged that Oldman hit her with a telephone, an allegation that Oldman strongly denies.
New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes
Because live shows aren’t really a thing in 2020, she’s launching a holiday TV special on Apple TV+ on Friday. “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” will includes a mix of musical performances and dancing with amination. — Shawn Mendes released his debut album in 2015 and he’s dropping his fourth effort Friday. Along with the album is the Netflix documentary called “Shawn Mendes: In Wonder,” which is available for streaming and follows Mendes’ rise and journey over the last few years. — Christmas came early when Carrie Underwood released her first holiday album in September, and on Thursday she’ll debut a musical TV special to accompany the album.
Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89
FILE - In this Feb.25, 2011 file photo , French actor Michael Lonsdale, awarded for the Supporting Actor, attends prior to the annual Cesar 36th Awards ceremony, in Paris. Michael Lonsdale, a French-British actor and giant of the silver screen and theatre in France, died on Monday, his agent said. From his role as villain in the 1979 James Bond film "Moonraker" to that of a monk in Algeria in "Of Gods and Men," Lonsdale worked, often in second roles, with top directors from Orson Wells to Spielberg. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89
FILE - In this Feb.25, 2011 file photo , French actor Michael Lonsdale, awarded for the Supporting Actor, attends prior to the annual Cesar 36th Awards ceremony, in Paris. Michael Lonsdale, a French-British actor and giant of the silver screen and theatre in France, died on Monday, his agent said. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)PARIS – Michael Lonsdale, an enigmatic giant of the silver screen and theater in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, died Monday at 89, his agent said. The child of a French mother and a British father, Lonsdale had a soft but malleable voice and in later years a grisly long beard. Lonsdale died peacefully at his Paris home of old age, his agent of 20 years, Olivier Loiseau, told The Associated Press.
Carl Reiner, comedys rare untortured genius, dies at 98
(AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)NEW YORK Carl Reiner, who died Monday at 98, was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. Reiner died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills, California home, assistant Judy Nagy said. But CBS executives worried that Reiner would make Petrie seem too Jewish, so Van Dyke was cast instead. First lady Michelle Obama once joked that she preferred watching Dick Van Dyke to viewing her husbands debates. Reiner was the father of actor-director Rob Reiner, who starred as Archie Bunkers son-in-law on All in the Family and directed When Harry Met Sally... Rob Reiner said in a tweet Tuesday that his heart is hurting.
White Sox: Till inclusion in scoreboard graphic poor form
CHICAGO (AP) A White Sox official says it was poor form for the team to show a scoreboard graphic of famous people from Chicagoland that grouped lynching victim Emmett Till with game show host Pat Sajak and film icon Orson Welles. Scott Reifert, the teams vice president of communications, said Sunday that he told the staffer who created the graphic shown during Saturdays game against the Minnesota Twins that listing the slain black teenager next to the others kind of minimalizes (that this) is a young man who lost his life.He says it was poor form and that the intent wasnt to insult anybody. He also says the staffer wont be disciplined and there will be no change in protocol. The 1955 killing of the 14-year-old Till in Money, Mississippi, shocked the nation and was a watershed moment in the civil rights movement.sfltimes.com