New this week: 'Spirited,' Pokémon, 'Nope' and 'Slumberland'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, a documentary about how Mickey Mouse became beloved by children and adults and a cash machine for Disney’s growing entertainment empire, and Chris Hemsworth puts himself and his body to the test in National Geographic’s “Limitless.”.
Oscars surprises, snubs include Glenn Close, ‘Da 5 Bloods’
It’s a rare year when most of the Oscar nomination surprises are good ones, but 2020 was also a rare year for moviegoing and awards campaigns. Here’s our rundown of the snubs and surprises in the 93rd Academy Award nominations. FEMALE DIRECTORS GET THEIR SHOTFor 92 Academy Awards, only 5 women had ever been nominated for best director and never more than one in the same year. This year, the dubious honor goes to Glenn Close for her portrayal of Mamaw in Ron Howard’s adaptation of J.D. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the film was well received, but seemed like a long shot for the major Oscars categories.
Joanne Rogers, widow of TV's famed Mister Rogers, dies at 92
FILE - Joanne Rogers stands in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in Pittsburgh on March 23, 2018. Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on Mister Rogers Neighborhood, has died. Rogers died Thursday, according to the Fred Rogers Center. PBS stations around the country still air “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and some can be found on the PBS Kids video app. After Fred Rogers’ death, she helped develop the Fred Rogers Center Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. Vincent College in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Would you be my neighbor? Tom Hanks unveils his Mr. Rogers at a festival
(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Ever since it was first announced, the idea of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers has seemed like dream casting, a match as snug as a warm zip-up sweater. "I do think there's this kind of thing that happens where everyone goes, Oh yeah, I love Tom Hanks. I love Mr. Rogers. Some collective consciousness thing where we all want Mr. Rogers in our life right now, myself included," Heller said in an interview. The role could have easily tipped into saintly reverence, something Heller and Hanks were urged to avoid by Rogers' wife, Joanna Rogers.
Tom Hanks absolutely perfect as Mister Rogers in new trailer
(CNN) - Just in time for a Monday, Sony has released the first trailer for the upcoming film about the late Fred Rogers, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." In the teaser, schoolchildren sing to Rogers on the subway, and we see Tom Hanks dressed as the children's television host on the set of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The film is loosely based on a 1998 Esquire article by Tom Junod, about the effect Rogers' optimistic kindness had on millions of people -- and the initially skeptical journalist himself. "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" aired for 31 seasons before coming to an end in 2001. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is slated to release in November.