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LOS ANGELES (AP) As beguiling and powerful as Jane Fonda is onscreen, she has yet to play a role that's a match for her whiplash-inducing life of artistry, celebrity and polarizing activism. Then there's the personal drama, including serial marriages to three very different husbands with their own claims to fame.
Joe Bonamassa, "Redemption" (J&R Adventures)
Billy F. Gibbons, "The Big Bad Blues" (Concord Records)
Macy Gray, "Ruby" (Artistry Music)
Wash Westmoreland's "Colette" is a very British movie about a very French feminist icon. A handsome and lively period film, it's too timid to capture the ravenous appetites of the literary force that was Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. But with Keira Knightley playing the prolific and trailblazing author, "Colette" has nimbly condensed an un-condensable life into a sprightly and self-evidently relevant biopic.
Hallmark sentimentality, passionate defenses of Bob Dylan's "Time Out of Mind" and horrific head traumas are thrown together in Dan Fogelman's "Life Itself ," a curious cocktail of a movie from the "This is Us" creator about all of life's highest highs and lowest lows across generations and continents. Fogelman has seemingly never met an extreme emotion he doesn't want to exploit, and "Life Itself" might be the apex of that guiding principle.
NEW YORK (AP) Television's biggest night wasn't that big. The Emmy Awards drew a record-low audience of just over 10.2 million people, down 11 percent from the past two years.
The 10-year-old hero at the center of the film "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" likes to look up words in the dictionary, like "foreboding" and "indomitable." He might want to be familiar with the term "execrable" that's a good one for this movie.
The Forbidden Door" (Bantam), by Dean Koontz
Button Man" (Minotaur), by Andrew Gross
Ann Wilson, "Immortal" (BMG)
The Infinite Blacktop" (Atria), by Sara Gran
Carrie Underwood, "Cry Pretty" (Capitol Records Nashville)
Low, "Double Negative" (Sub Pop)
What evil lurks behind the mommy vlogger with an "oopsie jar"?
Predators are personal for Shane Black. He was hacked apart by one of the fearsome alien hunters in the first "Predator" movie 31 years ago and now returns to sit in the director's chair for the latest saga in the franchise.