It's usually a bad sign when critics start questioning your film before it's even finished. But director Eugene Jarecki had to endure worse. While making the documentary "The King," he actually got gruff from a member of his own film crew.
The Anomaly: a Novel" (Grand Central Publishing), by Michael Rutger
Here's the good news: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom " is more fun than "Jurassic World." It's not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. In the hands of a new director, J.
You Were Made for This" (Little, Brown), by Michelle Sacks
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Christina Aguilera, "Liberation" (RCA Records)
Fantastic Negrito, "Please Don't Be Dead" (Blackball Universe/Cooking Vinyl)
Johnny Marr, "Call the Comet" (New Voodoo Records)
Famous Father Girl: a Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein" (Harper), by Jamie Bernstein
LOS ANGELES (AP) Summer is always full of action and superhero pics, but this year a once dormant yet utterly adored genre is coming back in a big way: the romantic comedy. After a 2017 without any from a major studio, this summer is proving to be a re-birth for this lost Hollywood staple with five notable releases, including "Crazy Rich Asians " and a "Mamma Mia! " sequel.
Director X's "Superfly" transplants the 1972 Blaxploitation classic from Harlem streets to suburban Atlanta mansions, flips Curtis Mayfield's soul score for Future's hip-hop soundtrack and forsakes the original's politically charged grit for shallow music-video indulgence.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays" (Park Row Books), by Amy Meyerson
Mike Shinoda, "Post Traumatic" (Warner Bros.)
Arthur Buck, "Arthur Buck" (New West Records)
The Pharaoh Key" (Grand Central Publishing), by Preston & Child
The Darwin Variant" (47North), by Kenneth Johnson
A Place for Us: A Novel" (SJP for Hogarth), by Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Incredibles" writer/director Brad Bird has said that his characters' powers are all born of stereotypes. Dad is strong, mom is stretched in a million directions, teenage girls put up shields, little boys are full of boundless energy and babies are unpredictable. It's why he decided that for the sequel, "Incredibles 2 ," a buoyant and quick-witted romp, he'd pick up right where we left off, in that parking lot after Dash's track meet where a new threat emerges from underground.
Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons" (Dey Street Books), by Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein