Tom Hanks Says He’s Only Made 4 ‘Pretty Good’ Films Over His 40-Year Career

The nightmare-inducing “Polar Express” aside, most movie lovers would agree that Tom Hanks’ presence on screen is more often than not a welcome one. With classic films spanning different genres over the decades (get you an actor who can do both “You’ve Got Mail” and “Saving Private Ryan” in the same year), Hanks is one … Read more

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ isn’t (that) bad | Movies | Detroit

click to enlarge New Line Cinema Harry Styles and Florence Pugh as Jack and Alice in Don’t Worry Darling. Greedy for gauzy sunlit patios, candy-colored Cadillacs and clinking martinis, I expected Don’t Worry Darling to be a brilliant disaster, a faux-prestige flick worth viewing for its production design alone. I expected to enjoy the film … Read more

City of Miami Axes College’s Management of Tower Theater

After 20 years of supporting art-house cinema and performance at the Tower Theater on Calle Ocho, Miami Dade College will no longer operate the historic venue. The City of Miami sent Miami Dade College (MDC) a notice last week that the college’s management contract for the Tower Theater will be terminated as of January 2, … Read more

In Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic ‘Blonde,’ celebrity feels hollow | Movies | Detroit

click to enlarge Netflix Ana de Armas stars as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Totally singular and happy to wallow in that fact, Andrew Dominik’s new opus Blonde, adapted for Netflix from the 2000 Joyce Carol Oates novel of the same name, treats the life, mind, and persona of Marilyn Monroe as something to puzzle over … Read more

The Quietus | News | London’s Oval Space Facing License Review After Alleged Shooting

London venue Oval Space is facing a review of its license after an alleged shooting happened on the premises last month. A Tower Hamlets Council document, which can be read in full online here, includes accounts from police officers, which allege that on August 30, “a serious incident” took place when a firearm was discharged … Read more

London transport chief Byford quits after securing long-term funding deal – MKFM 106.3FM

Andy Byford, the Transport for London (TfL) chief who helped steer the capital’s bus and Tube networks through the most financially precarious periods in their history, has resigned weeks after securing a new long-term funding deal. Sky News can reveal that Mr Byford’s departure as TfL commissioner will be announced on Thursday morning. His exit … Read more

Third annual Detroit Black Film Festival kicks off at Charles H. Wright Museum with ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ screening | Movies | Detroit

Knight Foundation/Flickr Screenings for the 2022 Detroit Black Film Festival will take place between the Wright Museum and the Marlene Boll Theater. Motown star Diana Ross made her film debut in 1972 as Bille Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues. That was 50 years ago. To celebrate, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American … Read more

Tom Hardy takes down opponent after surprise entry in martial arts contest – Guardian News

Tom Hardy takes down opponent after surprise entry in martial arts contestGuardian News Actor Tom Hardy secretly enters — and wins — Jiu-Jitsu competitionNew York Post Tom Hardy Surprises Opponents at UK Jiu-Jitsu Competition, Wins GoldPEOPLE Tom Hardy Makes Surprise Appearance at Martial Arts Tournament, Wins All His MatchesThe Hollywood Reporter Tom Hardy Proves Real-Life … Read more

Steampunk: The world’s most derided subculture is ready for its comeback

Grab your parasols and aviation goggles! Steampunk might be considered untouchable now, but the pace at which trends are being regurgitated means that anything is possible By now, we’re all familiar with the relentless cycle of trends that are infiltrating the internet – and our minds. From Y2K thaw Indie Sleaze, we’ve experienced an endless … Read more