Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84 – Washington Post

Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84 – Washington Post

The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline. “A Southern liberal?” he once said. “That’s a guy that’ll lynch you […]

WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III results, recap, reactions (Aug. 19, 2017): Hope you ready – Cageside Seats (blog)

WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III results, recap, reactions (Aug. 19, 2017): Hope you ready – Cageside Seats (blog)

Gonna open this review with a complaint, or at least a criticism, so to head off any misinterpretations or accusations of negativity… NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III was a great show with some brilliant wrestling and intriguing storytelling choices which should take the brand in interesting directions. Okay, that out of the way… TakeOvers have a […]

‘The Defenders’: Here’s How the Marvel Series Plays Out – Hollywood Reporter

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers for all eight episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders.] When Marvel first assembled The Avengers, Earth’s mightiest heroes found themselves seeking revenge against Loki (Tom Hiddleston) for the death of one of their own: Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), stabbed to death during the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier invasion. Entering The Defenders, […]

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Shooting for $20 Million in Slow Weekend – Variety

Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is heading for as much as $20 million at 3,337 North American locations, which will easily top a sleepy weekend at the domestic box office, early estimates showed Friday. Steven Soderbergh’s heist caper “Logan Lucky” is showing little traction with about $8 million at 3,026 sites — about half the second […]

Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors – New York Times

Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors – New York Times

Photo President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, on the grounds of the White House last month. They will not participate in this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. Credit Justin Gilliland/The New York Times WASHINGTON — The White House announced early Saturday that President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, would not participate in […]

‘The Defenders’: How Marvel’s Netflix Heroes Assemble for the First Time – Hollywood Reporter

[Warning: This story contains spoilers through the first four episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders.] When it comes to Marvel’s The Defenders, it all starts with The Fisher King. No, that’s not the name of a Marvel supervillain, though it certainly sounds like one. Instead, it’s the 1991 Terry Gilliam film about a disgraced shock jock […]

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