Movies and TV

Jaafar Jackson appears during the “Living with The Jacksons” panel at the Reelz Channel 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 12, 2014, left, and Michael Jackson appears at the American Cinema Award gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 9, 1987. Michael Jackson’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar, will play the King of Pop in a planned biopic to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. (AP Photo)

Michael Jackson’s nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

Jafar Jackson is the second-youngest son of Jermaine Jackson, Michael’s brother

 

Jason Segel, rear, co-creator/co-writer/executive producer/cast member in “Shrinking,” embraces cast member Harrison Ford at the premiere of the Apple TV+ series, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy ‘Shrinking’

Cast of new comedy about grief and therapists delighted to be working with veteran star

 

This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Pamela: A Love Story,” premiering Jan. 31, and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” premiering Feb. 1, (Netflix/Netflix/Disney+/Netflix via AP)

New this week: Shania, ‘Princess Power’ and Pamela Anderson

A sampling of what is being freshly offered this week in the world of entertainment

 

This image released by Neon shows Charlbi Dean Kriek, left, and Harris Dickinson in a scene from “Triangle of Sadness.” (Neon via AP)

Oscar snubs, surprises: No female directors, ‘Babylon’ bust

What Hollywood is talking about in the wake of the release of this year’s Academy Awards nominations

This image released by Neon shows Charlbi Dean Kriek, left, and Harris Dickinson in a scene from “Triangle of Sadness.” (Neon via AP)
Sarah Polley arrives on the red carpet for “Women Talking,” at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Toronto filmmakers Polley and Domee Shi are among the Canadians competing in the top categories at this year’s Academy Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Sarah Polley, Domee Shi among top Canadian Oscar nominees

Director Polley’s ‘Women Talking’ received a best picture nod

Sarah Polley arrives on the red carpet for “Women Talking,” at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Toronto filmmakers Polley and Domee Shi are among the Canadians competing in the top categories at this year’s Academy Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
This image released by A24 shows Brendan Fraser in a scene from “The Whale.” (A24 via AP)

‘Everything Everywhere’ tops Oscar nominations with 11

Hollywood heaped attention on big screen spectacle as Academy Awards nominations released

This image released by A24 shows Brendan Fraser in a scene from “The Whale.” (A24 via AP)
This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Shot Gun Wedding,” a film premiering Jan. 27 on Amazon, and “You People,” a film premiering on Netflix on Jan. 27. (Peacock/Amazon/Netflix via AP)

New this week: Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith and ‘You People’

A look at what’s coming soon for your entertainment pleasure

This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Shot Gun Wedding,” a film premiering Jan. 27 on Amazon, and “You People,” a film premiering on Netflix on Jan. 27. (Peacock/Amazon/Netflix via AP)
This image released by Netflix shows Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde.” (Netflix via AP)

Here’s what to expect from Tuesday’s Oscar nominations

Recent signs point to just three films having a realistic shot at best picture

This image released by Netflix shows Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde.” (Netflix via AP)
FILE - In this image from video released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Alec Baldwin stands in costume and speaks with investigators following a fatal shooting on a movie set in Santa Fe, N.M. Prosecutors announced Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 they are charging Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of cinematographer on movie set. (Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

As Baldwin faces charges, gun safety on sets ‘gets louder’

‘The gun safety experience on set has become more vocal, it’s a lot louder’

FILE - In this image from video released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Alec Baldwin stands in costume and speaks with investigators following a fatal shooting on a movie set in Santa Fe, N.M. Prosecutors announced Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 they are charging Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of cinematographer on movie set. (Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)
Director and narrator Jason Priestley, right, interviews former Toronto Maple Leafs player Jim McKenny about former Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard for a new documentary in this undated handout photo. Priestley, the narrator and director of “Offside: the Harold Ballard Story, wants Canadians to draw their own conclusions on the irascible sports magnate who also owned the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lone Eagle Entertainment, Sam Lim

Priestley’s ‘Offside’ paints a complex portrait of former Leafs owner Harold Ballard

Known for his attention-grabbing outbursts, the irascible Ballard inspired many different takes

Director and narrator Jason Priestley, right, interviews former Toronto Maple Leafs player Jim McKenny about former Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard for a new documentary in this undated handout photo. Priestley, the narrator and director of “Offside: the Harold Ballard Story, wants Canadians to draw their own conclusions on the irascible sports magnate who also owned the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lone Eagle Entertainment, Sam Lim
FILE - Actor Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters, on Sept. 21, 2015. A Santa Fe district attorney is prepared to announce whether to press charges in the fatal 2021 film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Baldwin during a rehearsal on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said a decision will be announced Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023, in a statement and on social media platforms. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in shooting

Charges come in connection with fatal 2021 shooting on a New Mexico movie set

FILE - Actor Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters, on Sept. 21, 2015. A Santa Fe district attorney is prepared to announce whether to press charges in the fatal 2021 film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Baldwin during a rehearsal on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said a decision will be announced Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2023, in a statement and on social media platforms. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
This image released by A24 shows Brendan Fraser in a scene from “The Whale.” (A24 via AP)

AP Top 25 Movies: Breaking down our panelists’ picks

Movies topping the list were all original and most did good business in theatres

This image released by A24 shows Brendan Fraser in a scene from “The Whale.” (A24 via AP)
Actor Ryan Reynolds and “Cityline” host Tracy Moore will be among the Special Award honourees at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. Reynolds attends a premiere at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Invision-Charles Sykes

Ryan Reynolds, Catherine O’Hara among stars set for special Canadian Screen Awards

Reynolds to receive humanitarian prize, will accept the award in person

Actor Ryan Reynolds and “Cityline” host Tracy Moore will be among the Special Award honourees at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. Reynolds attends a premiere at The Shed at Hudson Yards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Invision-Charles Sykes
This combination of photos shows promotional art for “The Price of Glee,” a series premiering Monday, Jan. 16 on ID, left, and “That 90s Show,” a series premiering Jan. 19 on Netflix. (ID/Netflix.Netflix via AP)

New this week in entertainment: Lukas Graham, ‘That 90’s Show’ and ‘Jung – E’

Arriving on TV, streaming services, music and video game platforms

This combination of photos shows promotional art for “The Price of Glee,” a series premiering Monday, Jan. 16 on ID, left, and “That 90s Show,” a series premiering Jan. 19 on Netflix. (ID/Netflix.Netflix via AP)
FILE - Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida shows the Silver Bear Award she accepted on behalf of her ‘dearest friend’ Anna Magnani during the prize giving ceremony at the end of West Berlin’s 36-nation Film Festival on July 8, 1958. Lollobrigida has died in Rome at age 95. Italian news agency Lapresse reported Lollobrigida’s death on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 quoting Tuscany Gov. Eugenio Giani. (AP Photo/Heinrich Sanden Jr., File)

Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida dies at age 95

European film star rose to prominence in the 1950s

FILE - Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida shows the Silver Bear Award she accepted on behalf of her ‘dearest friend’ Anna Magnani during the prize giving ceremony at the end of West Berlin’s 36-nation Film Festival on July 8, 1958. Lollobrigida has died in Rome at age 95. Italian news agency Lapresse reported Lollobrigida’s death on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 quoting Tuscany Gov. Eugenio Giani. (AP Photo/Heinrich Sanden Jr., File)
This image released by Lionsgate shows Mike Colter in a scene from “Plane.” (Kenneth Rexach/Lionsgate via AP)

Review: Gerard Butler keeps ‘Plane’ grounded

Straightforward action flick doesn’t exactly soar but it won’t leave you on the runway

This image released by Lionsgate shows Mike Colter in a scene from “Plane.” (Kenneth Rexach/Lionsgate via AP)
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo, Actor statuettes are pictured at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Calif., in preparation for the SAG Awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

SAG Awards nominate ‘Banshees,’ ‘Everything’ and Zendaya

Screen Actors Guild Awards are considered one of the most reliable predictors of the Oscars

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo, Actor statuettes are pictured at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Calif., in preparation for the SAG Awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
This image released by NBC shows Jennifer Coolidge accepting the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film award for “The White Lotus” during the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Rich Polk/NBC via AP)

A flowery pianist, Eddie’s brevity and other Golden Globes moments

Awards show returns to the airwaves with a few moments that had people talking

This image released by NBC shows Jennifer Coolidge accepting the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film award for “The White Lotus” during the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Rich Polk/NBC via AP)
Director James Cameron poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ in London, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Director James Cameron poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ in London, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
This combination of images shows “Good Thing We Stayed” by Julia Wolf. (BMG/Loma Vista Recordings via AP)

New this week to entertain your eyes and your ears

Margo Price and ‘Gold, Lies & Videotape’ among this week’s fresh offerings

This combination of images shows “Good Thing We Stayed” by Julia Wolf. (BMG/Loma Vista Recordings via AP)