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November 2, 2017 12:05 AM Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner's company after sexual misconduct allegations

Warner Bros. is severing ties with embattled filmmaker Brett Ratner, after six women publicly accused him of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct. A person with knowledge of the matter said the Burbank studio will not renew its production deal with Ratner and the fate of his company’s $450 million co-financing agreement is unclear. Ratner, through 1250

October 31, 2017 3:58 AM Amazon Teaches Alexa to Speak Hinglish. Apple's Siri Is Next

The US e-commerce company is beginning to ship Echo speakers in India this week, about a year after bringing them to foreign markets like the UK and Germany. In that time, teams of linguists, speech scientists, developers and engineers have given a decidedly local makeover to the Alexa virtual assistant that powers the speakers. This Alexa uses a blend 78

October 30, 2017 6:04 PM Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards

It’s Monday, and that five-hour World Series game has me more emotionally drained than after I watched Toy Story 3. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re telling our Kevin Spacey stories, worrying about how worried Jimmy Kimmel is, and welcoming Jordan Peele to Oscars season. As the Harvey Weinstein scandal expands, many in Hollywood have been inspired 83

October 27, 2017 11:14 PM Noah Schnapp Is the MVP of Stranger Things 2

Yes, there are spoilers below about Stranger Things and Stranger Things 2. If you haven’t watched yet and want to remain spoiler-free, please keep that in mind. In the first season of Stranger Things, Will Byers gets sucked into the Upside Down in episode one and isn’t rescued until the last chapter. Even though what happens to him drives most of the action 69

October 27, 2017 8:21 PM In Praise of Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things 2

Yes, there are spoilers below about Stranger Things and Stranger Things 2. If you haven’t watched yet and want to remain spoiler-free, please keep that in mind. In the first season of Stranger Things, Will Byers gets sucked into the Upside Down in episode one and isn’t rescued until the last chapter. Even though what happens to him drives most of the action 72

October 20, 2017 5:03 PM Weinstein’s Latest Accuser is Italian Actress Who Says He Raped Her

LOS ANGELES — Fifty-eight women in two weeks on two continents — those were the latest numbers Friday as the list of actresses, models and studio workers who have accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of everything from sexual harassment to rape continued to grow. The latest accuser is an Italian model and actress whose claim that Weinstein raped 72

October 20, 2017 4:54 PM Lupita Nyong’o speaks out against Harvey Weinstein

Nyong’o described her encounters with Weinstein in an op-ed piece published by The New York Times on Thursday. Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o is now the latest in a string of women who have accused Hollywood’s top producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harasssment, assault, misconduct and rape. Nyong’o described her encounters with Weinstein in an op-ed 71

October 20, 2017 9:12 AM Hollywood to the rescue: Can pop culture fight climate change?

"Cli-fi" movies are turning global warming into apocalyptic drama, but the genre's latest release – Geostorm – has been slammed as insensitive to climate-change victims. Can a good story motivate people to take action? Disaster movie "Geostorm" opens in cinemas this week, starring Gerard Butler as a rocket scientist tasked with saving the world after 332

October 19, 2017 2:31 AM Kevin Smith to donate residuals from his Weinstein-produced films to Women in Film

Kevin Smith, the director of indie hits "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy," has vowed to donate all his future residuals from his Weinstein-produced films to the nonprofit organization Women in Film. "My entire career is tied up with the man," Smith said in an expletive-filled emotional episode of his podcast "Hollywood Babble-On". "It's been a weird f------ 56

October 17, 2017 8:33 PM Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Lots of small changes—and maybe the revolution

New features, but is Windows Mixed Reality going to be the next big thing? It has arrived: Windows 10 version 1709, build 16299, the Fall Creators Update. Members of the Windows Insider program have been able to use this latest iteration for a while now, but today's the day it will hit Windows Update for the masses. As with the Creators Update earlier 206