Idris Elba’s Daughter Failed to Land ‘Beast’ Role Because Their ‘Chemistry Wasn’t Right’

Idris Elba stars in “Beast.”

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By Zack Sharf
Variety

Idris Elba stars in “Beast” as a father trying to protect his two daughters from a ferocious lion on a South African nature preserve.

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To Boldly Go: Star Trek Mission Chicago

Shari Nichole Thomas of Houston Texas, flashing the Vulcan “live long and prosper” sign at the Star Trek Mission Chicago convention. 

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‘Hot in Cleveland’ Producer Honors Betty White: ‘She Was So Full of Kindness’

Betty White

Betty White speaks onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles.

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By Brent Lang
Variety

Legendary comedian Betty White died on Friday at the age of 99,

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Wilmer Valderrama is attached to star in and executive produce a live-action “Zorro” series that is in development at Disney

Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama arrives at the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Valderrama is best known for his role as Fez on the hit sitcom “That ’70s Show”

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BlackFlix.com Movie Review: Sylvie’s Love

Nnamdi Asomugha as Robert Halloway and Tessa Thompson as Sylvie.

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BlackFlix.com Movie Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman in his last film before his death on August 28, 2020.
Netflix

Movie: Stuber

 Studio:  20th Century Fox (1 hr. 45 min)

Plot:  A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure.
Cast:    Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Iko Uwais
Rating:  R
Bottom Line:  ****

Movie: Aladdin

 Studio:   Disney (2hrs. 8mins)

Plot:   A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess.
Cast:  Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari, Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad
Rating:  PG
Bottom Line:   ***1/2

Movie: Captain Marvel

Studio:  Marvel (2hrs. 8 mins.)

Plot:  Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic race war. Enter Captain Marvel to the rescue.
Cast:  Brie Larson, Samuel l. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lashana Lynch
Rating:  PG-13
Bottom Line:  ***