THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI came out on top at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, snagging four trophies altogether including Best Drama and Best Actress for its star Frances McDormand. 

In a night devoted to gender equality and bringing awareness to harassment and sexual assault victims, the actress embraced the movement and the moment.

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In Comedy, LADY BIRD won Best Picture and the film’s star Saoirse Ronan landed Best Actress

 Meanwhile the Best Actor Globe went to James Franco for his role in THE DISASTER ARTIST.  During his lively acceptance speech, the actor… who also directed the movie, thanked his costar and brother Dave.

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On the Television side, THE HANDMAID’S TALE landed the prize Best Drama WHILE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL won for Best TV Comedy

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It’s the number one new comedy on TV, and now YOUNG SHELDON is coming back for season number two. 

CBS announced here at the Television Critics Association Press tour in Pasadena that it has renewed the popular spinoff to THE BIG BANG THEORY.  The program slated return to the Eye Network from its winter break this Thursday.

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A group of bullied kids team up against a monstrous clown in the rebooted horror flick IT, out today on BluRay and DVD. 

And, set in the 1980s, a pilot becomes a drug-runner for the C-I-A.  Tom Cruise stars in the fact-based action-comedy AMERCIAN MADE.

Also out this week – Chadwick Boseman plays the former Supreme Court Justice and civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall in the biographical drama MARSHALL.

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For close to a decade he was a producer and star of the hit hospital sitcom SCRUBS, and now Zach Braff   has got a new show.  ABC has set a premiere date in March for his upcoming comedy series ALEX, INC. 

Based on the podcast titled START-UP, the show will follow a journalist who quits his job to start his own company. Braff told me he was captivated by the idea instantly.

 The program, now set to debut on the alphabet network in March.

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She’s a hit-woman working for an organized crime family on the mean streets of Boston.  But Mary’s life is turned upside down after a hit goes sideways and she crosses paths with a young boy caught up in the middle of it. 

Tarji P. Henson plays Mary in the action thriller PROUD MARY.  

 Costarring Danny Glover and Neal McDonough, PROUD MARY opens on Friday.

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Michael J. Fox is headed back to television.  The actor is set to guest star on a five-episode arc of ABC’s hit drama DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. 

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Michael J Fox, 89th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 26 Feb 2017

Fox will play a Washington attorney who is appointed as special prosecutor to investigate a leak of classified information.  The series, slated to return at the end of the month.

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That marmalade-loving bear is back. 

Now happily settled with the Brown family, Paddington picks up a series of odd jobs so he can buy his Aunt Lucy a unique pop-up book for her 100th birthday.  But when the gift is stolen, it’s up to the bear and the Browns to unmask the thief.  Jim Broadbent says quick decision to return in the family adventure sequel PADDINGTON 2. 

 Costarring Hugh Grant and Sally Hawkins, PADDINGTON 2 opens tomorrow.

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Natalie Portman, in talks to replace Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming drama PALE BLUE DOT

The film follows a successful female astronaut who starts to unravel after returning home from a mission in space.  According to Variety, the search is on for Portman’s male costar in the film, which is slated to begin production in the spring.

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He’s an insurance salesman on his daily train commute home. 

Then suddenly Michael’s trip becomes anything but routine when a mysterious stranger approaches him. The woman presents an intriguing proposition, but it has life or death consequences attached… for everyone on board.  Liam Neeson stars in the action thriller THE COMMUTER. 

Costarring Vera Farmiga, THE COMMUTER arrives in theaters today.

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