This Weekend’s Movie & TV Heat: Rise of Skywalker Hits Theaters, Eddie Murphy Hosts SNL & More!

Opening nationwide on Friday via ABC Air Power Prep:


Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker — The final chapter in the Skywalker saga, starring Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran, and directed by J.J. Abrams, finds Ridley’s Rey continuing her Jedi training while searching for her true parentage. Meanwhile, Driver’s Kylo Ren is trying to find the source of messages he’s been receiving…from long-thought-dead Emperor Palpatine.  Rated PG-13.

Bombshell — John Lithgow stars as the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in this drama, expanding nationwide this week, about several women at the network who set out to expose the alleged culture of sexual harassment there.  Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie co-star, along with Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney. Rated R.

Cats — This musical film, based on the Broadway hit of the same name, follows a tribe of cats called the Jellicles making what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.  The ensemble cast includes James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift and Rebel Wilson.  Rated PG.

In TV heat, Eddie Murphy returns this Saturday to host SNL! I am here for it; it’s been 35 years. Lizzo is the musical guest.

Ya girl Keyshia Cole revealed why she was so bothered about O.T. Genasis doing a remake of her song “Love.” She spilled the tea on her Fox Soul show


On the Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Cynthia Bailey meets up with Marlo Hampton. Cynthia intended to meet with Marlo to see if she’s the one who secretly recorded her dragging NeNe Leakes.

Also, Kandi goes off because Kenya Moore ruins the surprise that Mike Hill will propose to Cynthia.

That’ll be followed by the season finale of Married to Medicine. Toya throws her housewarming but it looks like Jackie and Simone may hit a rough patch. Simone asks her to apologize to Buffie for putting her infertility on blast.

Enjoy your weekend.