Hmmm. Meryl Streep tells her Golden Globes audience to be nice to others, celebrate our differences and respect the First Amendment to the United States Constitution — three quintessential American values. But then she takes a swipe at football. We like football.
Huzzah! That gum you like is going to come back in style: The Showtime revival of “Twin Peaks” gets a premiere date of May 21. Diane, remind us to set the DVR.
Huzzah! Wayne Brady playing Aaron Burr in a Chicago production of “Hamilton” may sound like a “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” improv scene, but it’s the real deal, folks.
Hmmm. British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson say they have declined requests to perform at the upcoming presidential inauguration, but, as the old saying goes, the show must go on.
Huzzah! Bad news: Fans of filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will have to wait a while for the siblings’ next film. Good news: They’re working on their first TV show, a miniseries titled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Double huzzah!
Huzzah! ABC’s “Black-ish” nails it with a poignant post-election episode. “America has a love affair with upsets,” Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) says in the opening voice-over. “But what happens when the losers and winners are supposed to be on the same side?” What happens, indeed.
Horrors! The percentage of films that were directed by women in 2016 was … oh, let’s just guess: 50 percent? 48 percent? 35 percent? Nope. 7 percent. Even more sad: That rate is down 2 percent from 2015. Shameful. At least this year we’ll have Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman.”
Huzzah! The Oscar picture becomes clearer as the Directors Guild of America gives nods to the directors of “Moonlight,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Arrival.” What? No “Deadpool”? Well, that film actually was nominated in the first-time director category. So, Happy National Pharmacist Day!
Hmmmm. New in theaters: The dreadful-looking kids movie “Monster Trucks.” Which means you don’t have to worry about braving the ice storm to go to the movies this weekend. Stream Netflix’s “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” instead. As long as you still have power, that is. Stay safe out there.