Thank You, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel For Giving Us Even More Sterling K. Brown

Warning: Slight spoilers for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 3 are ahead. Susie might have some competition in the best manager department. One of the new additions to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 3 is Sterling K. Brown who plays Shy Baldwin’s manager Reggie. From the moment you meet him in episode 2, it’s clear Reggie is willing to do whatever it takes to help … Continue reading Thank You, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel For Giving Us Even More Sterling K. Brown

Guide to Outlander Season 5 Will Get You Through the Rest of Droughtlander

If we could travel in time, we’d fast forward right to Feb. 16, when Outlander returns for season 5 on STARZ. The new season, based on Diana Gabaldon’s The Fiery Cross, picks up with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and his wife Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) happily ensconced at Fraser’s Ridge in the hills of North Carolina, where their little settlement is growing. Of course, it wouldn’t … Continue reading Guide to Outlander Season 5 Will Get You Through the Rest of Droughtlander

Outlander triggered more interest in Scotland than ‘any other cultural artefact in recent years’

The historical roots of the hit television series Outlander and its cultural impact on Scotland will be examined in the first major academic conference of its kind next year. The University of Glasgow will host the Outlander Conference 2020 in June with the history, customs, politics, culture, clothes and music featured in the phenomenally successful television series which is based on the novels of Diana … Continue reading Outlander triggered more interest in Scotland than ‘any other cultural artefact in recent years’

Questlove to Make Directorial Debut With ‘Black Woodstock’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will direct “Black Woodstock,” a feature documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival, Variety has learned. Held in 1969, the outdoor festival featured performances from some of the leading black musicians of the day — a group of heavy-hitters that includes Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, B.B. King, the 5th Dimension, David Ruffin, Mahalia Jackson, the Staple Singers, and … Continue reading Questlove to Make Directorial Debut With ‘Black Woodstock’ (EXCLUSIVE)

With ‘The Crown,’ a ‘Secret Weapon’ Could Become Not So Secret

Tobias Menzies has been a prolific but not exactly famous actor for years, but starring on “The Crown” might dramatically boost his profile. He’s trying not to think about it. You have probably seen Tobias Menzies in a host of television shows (“Outlander,” “Rome,” “Catastrophe,” “Game of Thrones”). You may have seen him in a movie (“Casino Royale,” “Atonement”). And if you’re a theater buff … Continue reading With ‘The Crown,’ a ‘Secret Weapon’ Could Become Not So Secret

Jennifer Hudson Already Looks so Much Like Aretha Franklin for the Respect Movie

Aretha Franklin will never be forgotten. Two completely unrelated projects about her life are getting ready for their 2020 debuts: one for the big screen and one for the small. And though we’re definitely excited for the National Geographic mini-series starring Cynthia Erivo as the Queen of Soul, it’s the big-screen biopic for which Aretha Franklin had a very heavy hand in crafting that we’re … Continue reading Jennifer Hudson Already Looks so Much Like Aretha Franklin for the Respect Movie

How Queen Elizabeth’s Reaction to the Aberfan Mining Disaster Became Her Biggest Regret

The 1966 disaster features prominently in season three of The Crown. On October 21, 1966, the students and teachers of Pantglas Junior School in Aberfan, a small village in Wales, were about to begin their lessons when disaster struck. A nearby “spoil tip” (or surplus of mining waste) collapsed on a school, burying everyone trapped inside in an avalanche of slurry, and eventually killing 116 … Continue reading How Queen Elizabeth’s Reaction to the Aberfan Mining Disaster Became Her Biggest Regret

‘Hunters’ | Jordan Peele’s ’70s-Set Nazi-Hunting Series Gets First Look

Well now, this might be interesting. I love seeing that all these young Black actors will be in the show. ~ Vida Amazon Prime Video’s vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series executive produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele. Cast includes Al Pacino, Kate Mulvany, James Le Gros, Ebony Obsidian, Caleb Emery, Henry Hunter Hall, Jeannie Berlin, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor as well as Lena Olin, … Continue reading ‘Hunters’ | Jordan Peele’s ’70s-Set Nazi-Hunting Series Gets First Look