‘Doctor Who” may have got its global premieres synchronized, but it took a year for “David Bowie: The Last Five Years,” a film about Britain’s other great cultural spaceman, to make it to the United States. Francis Whately’s film, which premiered in the U.K. in January 2017, came to HBO on Monday on what would have been the singer’s 71st birthday and two days before the second anniversary of his death from liver cancer.
Trying to explain what happens in the latest batch of 10 new episodes of “The X-Files” would be complicated enough just because of the strange, bizarre and flexible style of storytelling used in the Fox sci-fi/fantasy drama since it launched in 1993. Add to that a passionate plea from the team behind the show not to give away any details about what transpires after the end of the six-episode run return of “The X-Files” from two years ago and you are just going to have to trust that “The X-Files” is as fascination and frustrating as ever.
Looking back at 2017 on the big screen, below are 17 actors whose film performances stood out from the rest. They may not have landed nominations from those all-important Oscars precursors the Golden Globes and SAG awards, but they surely deserve a second look.
With its red-robed handmaids, zombie ice dragons and supernaturally gifted tweens, 2017 was by any estimate a memorable year for television. But 2018 holds plenty of promise for TV fans. Here’s a look at the year ahead on the small screen.
With 70-odd movies and a couple of dozen TV projects under his belt, Richard Jenkins gets recognized fairly often. Still, when people stop him on the street or tap him on the shoulder on an airplane, they can’t always quite place him.
Why: The Plainsman Restaurant has been in business for over 30 years serving homemade American meals in classic, diner style. It is one of the few holdouts that does not need a fancy new remodel to keep its loyal diners coming back — or to attract the curious that take note of the parking lot which is often full of cars.