Mary J. Blige

Netflix enters the Oscars race with ‘Mudbound’

<i>Mudbound</i> is a movie caught in between two worlds. Streaming on Netflix, it’s the kind of digital release usually given to films which get great …

Terrence Malick

‘Mudbound’ Provides a Timely, Unflinching Portrait of America’s Racist Past

Dee Rees’ period epic, now streaming on Netflix, explores racism in post-WWII Mississippi by juxtaposing two farming families: one black, and one …

Culture

Mary J. Blige Will Be Honored At Billboard’s ‘Women In Music’ Awards Ceremony

Mary J. Blige has reigned as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul for over 20 years and now she is receiving a well-deserved honor. The “Love Yourself” singer …

Women of Color

‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Three Billboards’ Fly High, Netflix Mum on ‘Mudbound’ Results

A24’s “Lady Bord” and Fox Searchlight’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” both cracked the top 10 at the domestic box office this weekend …

Movies

Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV picks for Nov. 19-25

DON'T MISS: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade – Strike up the bands. Our day of gastronomical gluttony just wouldn't be the same without the massive …

Entertainment

‘Mudbound’ Is a Complicated, Worthy Film About Life in the Post-WWII South

“I was a 31-year-old virgin when I met Henry McAllan in the spring of 1939,” says Laura McAllan (Carey Mulligan), one of a handful of narrators …

Mudbound Review

The title of Mudbound isn’t just a metaphor, but it’s a great one. Dee Rees’s lyrical new American tragedy gets down in the dirt to tell the story of …

Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘Mudbound,’ ‘The Punisher season 1,’ more

Online streaming is bigger than ever, and with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week, it can be nearly impossible to sort …

Entertainment

Review: Mudbound Tells a Purely American Story, with Our Painful History of Racism at the Center

Ensemble casts are the ghost ships of awards season, group feats of skill and subtlety that pass almost unnoticed on the rolling, choppy seas of …

Entertainment

DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, 'Diddy' panelists on 'THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM'

Grammy® Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean “Diddy” Combs, record-producing hitmaker DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning recording …

DJ Khaled

Dee Rees's "Mudbound" Is a Critical Reckoning For Everyone

The thing about "Mudbound," the new historical drama directed by filmmaker Dee Rees, is that it doesn’t really feel historical at all. Yes, the rusted pickup trucks and single engine tractors and dilapidated outhouses are all markers of a time since passed, but the most salient, gut-wrenching thing …

Review: ‘Mudbound’ Reminds Us That Race Relations Haven’t Progressed In This Country

<i>Mudbound</i> chronicles the stories of two families — one Black, one white — pit against each other thanks to a white capitalist social hierarchy that …

Women of Color

Press Pause On the TV Shows—Netflix's New Movie 'Mudbound' Is an Oscar Contender

Under the cloak of a Mississippi night, Florence Jackson makes an admission to her eldest son. “I dreamt about you, too,” she says during a serene …

Race, Redemption, and Resilience in Netflix's Oscar Hopeful Mudbound 

<i>Mudbound</i>, directed by Dee Rees, was released today on Netflix and in select theaters. The film, based on the Hillary Jordan novel of the same name, …

Liberal View

'Mudbound' lifts Netflix with look at race, class divides

<b>(CNN) —</b> Elevating Netflix's theatrical game, "Mudbound" is a powerful and absorbing film, one that does a splendid job of preserving its literary voice while painting a densely layered portrait of two families -- one white, one black -- in World War II-era Mississippi.<p>Director Dee Rees (sharing …

Entertainment

‘Mudbound’ Is the Best Movie Netflix Has Ever Put Its Name On

The last few years have been a sobering lesson in the gulf between the American ideal and the American reality. The American ideal that the arc of …

Entertainment

'Mudbound' Director Dee Rees Is Holding America Accountable For Its Violently Racist Past

You might say 2017 is Dee Rees’ year. The Nashville-born filmmaker has been making films for the better part of a decade, but with Netflix’s release …

Pop Culture

What to watch on Netflix this weekend: Marvel’s The Punisher, Mudbound and more

Mudbound- Photo Credit: Steve Dietl<p>The full list of what to watch on Netflix this weekend (Nov. 17-19), including Marvel’s The Punisher, Longmire …

Netflix

Star-Studded: The Best Parties This Week

New York saw not one, but three nights at the museum this week.<p>Chanel kicked off Monday on a chic note, inviting activists like Christy Turlington …

Award Shows

Sexism In Hollywood Is Still Pervasive. Here’s What’s Changing And What Still Needs Work.

“Nobody says, ‘This is abusive. This is awful. This is toxic. This is dark. Let’s shake it out. Let’s confront what's raw.’ ”<p>If 2017 has proved …

Feminism

They Are…Avoiding the Kitchen

This Thanksgiving, the fashion and celeb set are leaving the heavy lifting to others.<p>This Thanksgiving, the fashion-y and famous are thankful for the …

Thanksgiving

‘Mudbound’: Editing Dee Rees’ Complex Shifting Narrative Was an Award-Worthy Challenge

By focusing more closely on the land shared by a black and white family in the 1940s, editor Mako Kamitsuna uncovered greater emotional …

Award Shows

What's Coming To Netflix In December? 'Hitch' Is On Its Way, So Start Dancing

Cue the Usher and Lil' Jon because a certain Will Smith rom-com is about to be a part of your movie-watching agenda next month. What's coming to …

Netflix

Movie review: ‘Mudbound’ — absorbing portrait of a country being forged in blood and soil

“Mudbound,” a sprawling World War II-era drama by Dee Rees, plays like great literature on the screen. Adapted by Rees and screenwriter Virgil …

Saoirse Ronan on 'Lady Bird' Director Greta Gerwig: "The Girl We Aspired to Be When We Were 17"

Ronan joins THR's Actress Roundtable to discuss her buzz-worthy film and Hollywood's sexual harassment allegations.<p>Saoirse Ronan is creating a lot of …

Greta Gerwig

Mudbound’s Dee Rees on Writing Racist Jokes and Directing Mary J. Blige

When writer-director Dee Rees debuted <i>Mudbound</i> at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January, it came as a welcome shock to those of us who’d …

Entertainment

Heartbreaking portrait of racial divide in 'Mudbound'

Husband and wife Henry and Laura McAllan (played by Jason Clarke and Carey Mulligan) are newcomers to the ramshackle property, sharing their cramped, …

Canadian News

‘The Voice’ Top 12 spotlight: Team Miley Cyrus’ Janice Freeman has gotten better with every performance

When <b>Janice Freeman</b>, the 32-year old from Compton, California, began her journey on “The Voice” with a Blind Audition of “Radioactive,” I thought all …

Entertainment

'Mudbound,' 'A Fantastic Woman,' 'The Breadwinner' and other movie picks for Nov. 17

<i>Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang.</i><p><b>Battle of the Sexes</b> This enjoyable and entertaining film, with the gifted and innately likable actors Emma Stone and Steve Carell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, respectively, is most involving when it deals not with sports or …

Justin Chang

From Queen of Hip-Hop Soul to Acclaimed Actresses: How Mary J. Blige Conquered Hollywood

It’s no secret that Mary J. Blige can do it all.<p>The Grammy Award winner, celebrated for both her singing and songwriting skills, has also been acting …

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