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‘Willow’ revives the Lucasfilm fantasy with a more contemporary streaming adventure | CNN

CNN  —  Disney’s press materials refer to the original 1988 movie “Willow” as “beloved,” which despite its admirers feels like nostalgic inflation of a pretty generic George Lucas-plotted fantasy that provided an early directing showcase for Ron Howard. Setting that aside, a Disney+ revival series isn’t without its charms, in …

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Netflix updates the laughs for a new decade in teaser for ‘That ’70s Show’ sequel series | CNN

CNN  —  Same old basement, same old Formans but a brand new decade. Netflix unveiled the first-look teaser for “That ’90s Show” on Tuesday, the sequel series to hit late ‘90s/early aughts sitcom “That ‘70s Show.” The new series brings back alums Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp as Red …

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Finding a star for ‘Wednesday’ who embodies ‘Family’ values with her own kooky twist | CNN

CNN  —  There was a lot riding on the casting choice for the titular character of the new Netfilx series “Wednesday.” In addition to someone who could pull off creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky, the role of raven-haired, pigtail-braided Wednesday Addams needed to go to a young actress who could …

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‘Glass Onion’ sharpens the ‘Knives Out’ formula in a polished Netflix sequel | CNN

CNN  —  Rising to the challenge of matching its successful predecessor, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” maintains the razor-sharp formula, with a setup that feels even more conspicuously like an Agatha Christie homage before an extremely clever series of twists kick in. Writer-director Rian Johnson again assembles a solid …

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Hulu’s ‘Welcome to Chippendales’ looks a little under-dressed for success | CNN

CNN  —  Hulu has carved out an impressive niche of salacious fact-based limited series, including several with a true-crime hook. “Welcome to Chippendales” checks off those boxes, but in a less-appealing package that’s surprisingly lifeless, and even with its trashy selling points looks under-dressed for success. The story begins with …

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