Phillies Manager Joe Girardi: MLB’s Replay System Is ‘Doing Its Job’ Despite Controversial Ruling

Phillies Manager Joe Girardi: MLB’s Replay System Is ‘Doing Its Job’ Despite Controversial Ruling

It’s easy for Joe Girardi to say because the ruling favored his team. But after the call on a close play at home plate — and the controversial video review that upheld it — Sunday night, April 11, in Atlanta, the Phillies manager doesn’t think there’s much wrong with Major League Baseball’s replay system. “I think it’s doing its job for the most part,” Girardi said April 12 before the Phillies and Mets were rained out in New York, setting ...

New Trailer: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard from Lionsgate

New Trailer: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard from Lionsgate

The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) – are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek).     As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are ...

‘Promising Young Woman’: How Oscar Nominee Emerald Fennell Balanced ‘Horrendous and Hilarious’ Moments

‘Promising Young Woman’: How Oscar Nominee Emerald Fennell Balanced ‘Horrendous and Hilarious’ Moments

Promising Young Woman is now a five-time Oscar nominee, but it has been controversial since it debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Critics were divided on the film’s revenge tale. It seems like writer/director Emerald Fennell expected that kind of reaction. She knew she was balancing dark comedy and confrontational sexual violence.    L-R: Carey Mulligan, Emerald Fennell and Laverne Cox | Merie Weismiller Wallace / Focus Features   Promising Young Woman is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and ...

How ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Production Designer Used a Steel Mill to Re-Create 1920s Chicago

How ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Production Designer Used a Steel Mill to Re-Create 1920s Chicago

Production designer Mark Ricker’s first job in the industry was an internship in the art department for “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Not the popular Hulu TV show, but the 1990 movie version of Margaret Atwood’s book. Three decades later, after credits that include “The Help,” “Bombshell” and “Julie & Julia,” Ricker has landed his first Oscar nomination, for creating the 1920s recording studio and ruined rehearsal rooms of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” “It’s thrilling, I’ve gotta say,” Ricker told TheWrap. “People ...