A vigorous start for another Marvel franchise.
The latest Marvel adaptation stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular superhero, a neurosurgeon who trains with a powerful mystic (Tilda Swinton) after his hands are destroyed in an accident.
A '60s cult figure stuck on the periphery of the Marvel Comics universe for 50 years finally spins into orbit to command the world's attention in Doctor Strange, an engaging, smartly cast and sporadically eye-popping addition to the studio's bulging portfolio.
Determined, among other things, to top Christopher Nolan at his own game when it comes to folding, bending and upending famous cityscapes to eye-popping effect, this action movie ostensibly rooted in the mind-expanding tenets of Eastern mysticism is different enough to establish a solid niche alongside the blockbuster combine's established money machines. read more
WASHINGTON -- Out of a star-studded lineup of top actors, comedians and musicians in attendance at the Kennedy Center to toast Bill Murray, it was Miley Cyrus who generated the most attention from the honoree.
After Cyrus botched her performance at Sunday night's salute to Murray, who received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the actor stood from his seat in the balcony and declared, "We're safe now. How 'bout those pipes? Do it again! Do it again!"
"This is live entertainment!" shouted Murray, 66, as the audience roared with laughter. "This is happening now in Washington, D.C. -- the 51st state! If it had statehood, that wouldn't have happened!"
And so Cyrus gave it a second shot, nailing the lyrics and cleaning things up for the version that will broadcast Friday on PBS as Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize read more
Anyone who grew up in the 1990s has a soft spot in their heart for the musical comedy of "Weird Al" Yankovic. Weird Al and YouTube sensation Schmoyoho, who specialize in auto-tuning just about anything, have teamed up for "Bad Hombres and Nasty Women," a recreation of the third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. read more
Hillary Clinton maintained her commanding lead in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project results released on Saturday. In the last week, there has been little movement. Clinton leads Donald Trump in most of the states that Trump would need should he have a chance to win the minimum 270 votes needed to win. According to the project, she has a better than 95 percent chance of winning, if the election was held this week. The mostly likely outcome would be 326 votes for Clinton to 212 for Trump. read more
On November 8th, barring some astonishment, the people of the United States will, after two hundred and forty years, send a woman to the White House.
The election of Hillary Clinton is an event that we will welcome for its immense historical importance, and greet with indescribable relief.
It will be especially gratifying to have a woman as commander-in-chief after such a sickeningly sexist and racist campaign, one that exposed so starkly how far our society has to go.
The vileness of her opponent's rhetoric and his record has been so widely aired that we can only hope she will be able to use her office and her impressive resolve to battle prejudice wherever it may be found. read more