HOT TICKET

 

Kim Richey

Where/When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Akron Civic Theatre

Tickets: $20 at akroncivic.com

 

 

MOVIE OPENINGS

 

1. "Escape Room"

2. "If Beale Street Could Talk"

 

 

 

 

QUICK TAKE

The 76th annual Golden Globes air at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC, honoring work in both television and movies. Red-carpet coverage begins at 6 on E!

Front-runners: The Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" leads the movie pack with six nominations, including one for Christian Bale's astonishing transformation into the title character. “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite” and “Green Book” have five nods apiece. On the TV side, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” got four nominations, while “Barry,” “The Kominsky Method,” “Homecoming,” “Sharp Objects,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “A Very English Scandal" each earned three.

Double duty: Sandra Oh is hosting the ceremony, along with Andy Samberg of "Saturday Night Live" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." She's also a nominee for best actress in a TV drama for "Killing Eve," an Amazon Prime series about a bored security officer who becomes obsessed with hunting down Villanelle, a charismatic female killer. Oh won a Globe in 2005 for her supporting role on "Grey's Anatomy."

Unscripted: The Globes are famously loose and unpredictable, unlike the more buttoned-down Oscars. (It just might have something to do with the multiple half-empty bottles of pricey wine you can see on every table.) This is the awards show where Renee Zellweger was in the bathroom when her name was called, Jodie Foster sort of came out, Jack Nicholson admitted he was on Valium, and many tipsy acceptance speeches have been given.

 

 

TOPS AT THE BOX OFFICE

1. "Aquaman," $51.5 ($188.8 total)

2. "Mary Poppins Returns," $28 ($98.9)

3. "Bumblebee," $20.5 ($66.8)

4. "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," $18.3 ($103.6)

5. "The Mule," $11.9 ($60.7)

 

(In millions; boxofficemojo.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRENDING

 

Drake

The Canadian rapper's "God's Plan" led the year-end Billboard Hot 100 singles list. Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" came in second, followed by "Meant To Be" by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line; "Havana" by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug; and "Rockstar" by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage. Billboard's top five albums for the year were "Reputation," Taylor Swift; "Scorpion," Drake; "Beerbongs & Bentleys," Post Malone; "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack; and "÷ (Divide)," Ed Sheeran.

 

 

 

NEW ON NETFLIX

 

1. "And Breathe Normally"

2. "Call My Agent!" Season 3

3. "El Potro: Unstoppable"

4. "Lionheart"

5. "Godzilla: The Planet Eater" (Wednesday)

6. "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (Wednesday)

 

 

 

ON THE COVER

Lights reflect on the hood of a 2017 Porsche Macan GTS at the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland. [Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal file]

 

— Lynne Sherwin