Posted February 10, 2017 by Gina CarboneIs Alex Karev going to have to punch someone else on “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13?TVLine just shared some intriguing new scoop for the final four episodes of this season, and possibly continuing into the recently announced Season 14. There are 24 episodes in the season and we are only up to Episode 13, “It Only Gets Much Worse,” on Feb. That was the reason Jo cited for not marrying Alex, and he’s not likely to just let that go. Alex found out Jo’s backstory later, but the full truth (her name, other details) have yet to come out.It does seem like a very Alex thing to do to track down Jo’s ex to get him to sign divorce papers so Jo and Alex can get married. As you know, Alex just got off the hook for beating the crap out of DeLuca when he mistakenly thought DeLuca was makin’ moves on drunk Jo. 23.Want more stuff like this? are looking for a Caucasian actor in his mid 40s to play a new doctor who is ‘appealing, charismatic and charming’ — in other words, a total freakin’ catch. She’s currently hiding from him, so it would be bad news to see him at Grey Sloan. The twist? Like us on Facebook. Then again, there’s nothing in this description that says he’s at Grey Sloan, so maybe Jo and/or Alex (Justin Chambers) go seek this guy out to close that chapter for good?Of course, there’s more than one charming guy with a dark side in this world, and this guy may have nothing to do with Jo. Also, if Jo really is pregnant — and just not the actress in real life — that would give Alex even more incentive to find Jo’s ex and get him out of their lives forever so they can focus on their family and not look over their shoulders. Now, I’ll just say what everyone is thinking: Could this be Jo’s husband?!”That does sound like Jo’s (Camilla Luddington) abusive husband, whom she left for a brand new life with a new name. 16; then Episode 14, “Back Where You Belong,” on Feb. He’s has a ‘manipulative, scary dark side.’ The MD (which in this case stands for maniacal demon) will appear in this season’s final four episodes and could return in Season 14. But Jo’s backstory has unfinished business, and it would make sense for the show to go there as an added twist to the Jolex drama. According to sources, Shonda Rhimes & Co. But that’s all speculation at this point.We won’t meet this mystery guy for a while. Jo had just confessed her secret past to DeLuca. There’s a new doc in town, and he kinda sounds like one of those charming sociopaths who seem perfect on the surface, but end up the villain in a Lifetime movie.Here’s the spoiler from TVLine:”The show is admitting the rarest breed of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ character this spring: an honest-to-goodness Big Bad.
Now, the Coen brothers — well known for their script doctoring on “Unbroken,” “Bridge of Spies,” and other films — take over. Like us on Facebook. “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter was hired to rewrite a script by Jonathan Herman (“Straight Outta Compton”). Posted February 10, 2017 by Kelly WooThe new “Scarface” is getting the Coen brothers treatment.Universal Pictures announced that Joel and Ethan Coen are polishing the script for a re-imagination of the classic 1983 mob drama. The new take tweaks the original story slightly; instead of a Cuban immigrant rising through the Miami gangster ranks, a Mexican immigrant played by “Rogue One” star Diego Luna will do the same in Los Angeles.Now that Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) is no longer attached to direct, the studio is reportedly considering Peter Berg (“Patriots Day”) and David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”) to take the helm.The “Scarface” reboot has long been in the works. The new “Scarface” is set for an August 2018 release.Want more stuff like this?
Then “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” is the movie for you!This week, Tim Hayne, Phil Pirrello, Rachel Horner, and Tony Maccio talk about 1992’s most disquieting, lactation-inducing, politically incorrect thriller, “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.” Directed by Curtis Hanson (yes, that Curtis Hanson), “Cradle” follows the exploits of a vengeful nanny named Peyton (Rebecca De Mornay) and her hapless, far less interesting victims: asthmatic mom (Annabella Sciorra), Lloyd Braun from “Seinfeld” / dad (Matt McCoy), adorable little girl (Madeline Zima), sassy redhead / nosy best friend (Julianne Moore!), and mentally challenged Ernie Hudson. Have a movie you really, really want us to watch and talk about? This movie works hard to make its audience feel as uncomfortable as humanly possible, and, for the most part, it truly succeeds. A Movie Lover’s Podcast Episode 12: ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’Total runtime: 60:37Subscribe to the CAN’T WAIT! Posted February 10, 2017 by Moviefone StaffLooking to be forcibly removed from your comfort zone? Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Sinister, nipple-exposed breastfeeding, anyone?Tune in next week for Phil’s pick: Michael Bay’s two-and-a-half hour Aerosmith music video, “Armageddon.” You won’t want to miss a thing.Listen to CAN’T WAIT! podcast:iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherHave thoughts/feelings/feedback about the podcast?
Like us on Facebook. Posted February 10, 2017 by Kelly WooThe performers who gave voice to the year’s Best Original Song Academy Award nominees are set to appear at the ceremony — except for the two leads of Oscars frontrunner “La La Land.”Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will not perform “City of Stars” and “Audition (The Fools Who Dream).” Instead, fellow cast member John Legend will step in to sing both songs.Stone and Gosling are nominated for Best Actress and Best Actor, so it’s not a huge surprise that they won’t bring their respective ballads to life. 26 at 7 p.m. on ABC.Want more stuff like this? Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake will sing “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” the feel-good pop number from the animated movie “Trolls.” Sting will croon “The Empty Chair” from documentary “Jim: The James Foley Story.” And Auli’i Cravalho will perform “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana,” joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who penned the tune.”We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars,” producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement. “These performances will not only celebrate the five extraordinary nominated original songs, but also the integral part music plays in movies.”The Oscars ceremony airs Feb.
Posted February 10, 2017 by Kelly WooEveryone can TGIT for another season.ABC has renewed “Grey’s Anatomy” for season 14, “Scandal” for season 7, and “How to Get Away With Murder” for season 4.All three Shonda Rhimes-produced Thursday night dramas “continue to keep viewers on the edge of their seats and wanting more,” said ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey in a statement. Like us on Facebook. The power of the block became clear this fall when “Scandal” was delayed to midseason due to star Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. “I’m thrilled to bring back these shows and the OMG moments that come with them.”The early renewals aren’t a surprise, considering how successful the “TGIT” brand has been for the network. “At the moment, it feels like we’re full steam ahead.”
Want more stuff like this? Honestly, I think that the show is going to continue as long as Shonda and the gang have a creative passion for telling those stories,” she told Entertainment Weekly. Freshman drama “Notorious” didn’t make a splash, and ended up negatively affecting ratings for “HTGAWM.”As for “Grey’s,” the veteran medical drama is still going strong, and Dungey is optimistic that it could even rival the 15-season run of “ER.”
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Posted February 10, 2017 by Katie RobertsNot even the stars of “The Big Bang Theory” are sure whether or not they’ll have jobs next season, since CBS is still negotiating with the show and its leads over new contracts. pic.twitter.com/J8GZMmGmXe
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 10, 2017″I know everybody wants to,” Parsons told “Today” of coming back for season 11. “I would be shocked if that doesn’t happen, I really would be.”That’s a more hopeful answer than others involved in the show’s production have given in recent months. But Jim Parsons, who plays scientist Sheldon on the wildly popular program, is extremely confident that fans will get to enjoy more “Bang” next year.In an interview with “Today,” Parsons briefly addressed the ongoing uncertainty over the show’s renewal for a potential season 11. Back in September, Kaley Cuoco dodged queries about the show’s future (she’d only say that season 11 was “a very expensive question,” a likely nod to her, Parsons, and costar Johnny Galecki collecting $1 million paychecks per episode). While the actor cautioned that he didn’t have any official news, he said he and his fellow cast members are all eager to return.WATCH: This weekend on #SundayTODAY… And earlier this year, a CBS exec said he was “guardedly optimistic” about a renewal, though he added that there would be “tough negotiations” ahead.Fans will have to keep waiting until CBS officially makes up its mind. At least audiences will have the upcoming young Sheldon spinoff to keep them happy if “Bang” goes out with a whimper.[via: Today, h/t TVLine] @williegeist’s interview with @bigbangtheory star, Jim Parsons!
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) February 9, 2017In another video, the clean-shaven Ventimiglia has a “second job” — working on a car:Milo needed a second job pic.twitter.com/q5VR4ngJSX
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) February 9, 2017It’s not a huge surprise that Jack would get rid of his facial hair, as fashion and trends evolve from the ’80s into the ’90s. Posted February 10, 2017 by Kelly WooLooks like “This Is Us” is getting ready to keep breaking our hearts. But we’ll still grieve the ‘stache anyway.Want more stuff like this? Here’s a taste. We already know that Milo Ventimiglia’s Jack Pearson dies at some point on the hit NBC family drama (sob). He wrote that they’ll “go places we’ve never been before.” And apparently, those places don’t have room for Jack’s mustache or beard.The last 4 episodes of This Is Us will go places we’ve never been before. Now, we have to say goodbye to something else Jack-related: his facial hair.The show’s executive producer, Ken Olin, tweeted teaser videos from filming on the last four episodes. Like us on Facebook.
The general effect was one of languid, graceful length not breadth. … a dandy, a toff.”Researchers acknowledge, however, that the beauty of Austen’s use of few details to describe the character “allow[s] each generation to infuse Darcy with their own fantasy of masculine beauty.” And while the study says that “Colin Firth in his wet shirt tells us a lot more about the 1990s than the 1790s,” perhaps that was always the author’s intention.And if you really want to make yourself feel better about your Darcy dreams being dashed, remember: He’s a fictional character. The “real” Darcy is entirely of the reader’s (and viewer’s) making.[via: Drama Channel] Chests were modest and shoulders sloping. Since Austen only described Darcy as having a “fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien,” readers were left to their own devices to imagine what he would have looked like.Sadly for those who’ve come to accept Colin Firth’s iconic 1995 portrayal of the hero in a BBC miniseries as canon Darcy, that embodiment of English nobility is a fiction. More ballet dancer than beef-cake.”This is an artist’s rendering of what the “real” character would have looked like:A man of Darcy’s stature would have had pale skin (he would not have worked outside, after all), a long, oval face, a long nose, a small mouth, and a pointy, beardless chin. … In modern parlance we can choose to see Darcy as … Women of the era considered “a fine leg … His hair would likely have been powdered white. an index of virility.”The study continues:”The six pack was unknown and square shouldered bulk was the mark of the navvy not the gentlemen. The one area where he would have shown off some strength, however, was his legs, which would have boasted significant calf and thigh muscles thanks to high-class activities like dancing, horseback riding, and fencing. … Darcy, the hero who wins Elizabeth Bennet’s heart in the novel “Pride and Prejudice.” But according to a new study, modern portrayals of the character have taken significant liberties with what the so-called “real” Darcy would have actually looked like — and the picture researchers have offered instead looks nothing like the hunky heartthrobs audiences have been enjoying onscreen.The study, co-authored by John Sutherland, a professor emeritus of modern English literature at University College London, and Amanda Vickery, a professor of early modern history at Queen Mary University of London, features an in-depth analysis of “at least fifty different features” that could be attributed to English gentlemen at the time of the novel’s writing in the 1790s and publication in 1813. a fop, Darcy Lite, … By studying male beauty standards of the period and Austen’s own romantic relationships (which were believed to have served as some of the inspiration behind the character), researchers found that “The square jawed hero is virtually unknown at this period. [Darcy] would be elegant rather than brawny …. Posted February 10, 2017 by Katie RobertsFor more than 200 years, Jane Austen fans have been swooning over Mr.
Yes, Kids – @jayandsilentbob are coming back! And while Smith has dedicated a lot of time to others’ work in recent years (including directing several installments of CW superhero series “The Flash” and “Supergirl”), what he’s really eager to do is get back to his own, original ideas. And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they’re into it, so I’m hoping we’ll be shooting in the summer! Never give up, kids. Since I sold #Clerks and #Mallrats years ago, they’re owned by others, which limits my moves with my own material. So I don’t own Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy or #Dogma… [A]ll last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” – a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old “Bluntman & Chronic Movie” they hated so much. Posted February 10, 2017 by Katie RobertsThough he declared years ago that he was retiring from filmmaking, Kevin Smith hasn’t kept that promise at all, with the prolific writer-director-producer-podcaster-sometime actor continuing to crank out a wide variety of film and TV projects. Stay tuned for more updates from Smith. I’ve pitched said sequel series to 6 different networks only to find no takers thus far. And I’ve been lucky to make anything at all, there’s so much competition out there, so many much cooler ideas from fresh folks. Then when I started directing @thecw shows, it was such a slice of Heaven on Earth, I happily put my Askewniverse sequels to the side. We have a feeling he’s not done sharing his excitement over the project.[via: Kevin Smith/Instagram] It’s a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business’s recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! And besides: I had #comicbookmen and then @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers (which all came together so crazy quickly), and the podcasts and #fatmanonbatman. #KevinSmithA photo posted by Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:54pm PSTAs the filmmaker explained, he had recently tried — unsuccessfully — to make sequels to his early flicks “Clerks” and “Mallrats,” and when those projects stalled, he focused his energies on other work, including the CW shows and his films “Tusk” and “Yoga Hosers.” But Smith was still missing the characters he created as a young filmmaker (“I’m getting eager to play with my old toys again,” he wrote), leading him back to Jay and Silent Bob.Here’s how Smith described the writing process, the film’s plot, and his plans for production:… You CAN do anything you want in life, so long as you’re patient and malleable. Mind you, I’m not complaining: nobody gets to make EVERYTHING they wanna make in this business (do they?). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead… Now, the director has announced that he’s reviving two of his most beloved characters for another big screen adventure.In a lengthy post on Instagram shared this week, Smith announced that he’s currently working on the script for “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” (yes, that’s the actual title — for now, anyway), featuring the triumphant return of the stoner heroes he first introduced in his debut film, “Clerks.” The duo — played by Jason Mewes and Smith himself — have popped up in several Smith productions over the years, and headlined their own movie, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” in 2001.This is not a drill! With all of that, how could I bitch about no Clerks III or Mallrats 2? Here’s the story: Sadly, Clerks III can’t happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). But I DO own #jayandsilentbob. This is an actual image from my laptop! And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they’re into it, so I’m hoping we’ll be shooting in the summer! which also didn’t happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” – a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old “Bluntman & Chronic Movie” they hated so much. It’s a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business’s recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! I don’t mind: back in the day, all I ever wanted to do was sell my stuff so I could be in the movie biz in the first place. So while I love playing with someone else’s new toys on @cwtheflash and @Supergirl, I’m getting eager to play with my old toys again in the inter-connected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating.
Read on to find out!1. Posted February 9, 2017 by Drew TaylorThis weekend, “The LEGO Batman Movie,” a spin-off of 2014’s masterful “The LEGO Movie,” opens in theaters everywhere (get your tickets now!). It features a number of his most famous villains (there’s an ongoing gag about Batman’s lack of commitment to the Joker that is pretty priceless) and there is real care and attention given to crafting the character that fans will not only understand but celebrate. And by the end of “The LEGO Movie,” you feel like the story is just gearing up. This isn’t one of those animated movies that is just a series of jokes; there’s a real story here and real characters and they’re all perfectly Batman-y.2. If this is a shared LEGO-filled universe, shouldn’t there be some crossover of some kind. If you’re a Batman superfan, your mind is going to be spinning. Know that “The LEGO Batman Movie” doesn’t have that much on its mind. It’s a Great Batman Movie …The first thing that you need to know is that this is a great Batman movie. It’s Not Afraid to Poke Fun at the DC Cinematic UniverseOne of the more surprising aspects of “The LEGO Batman Movie” is that it openly mocks the self-seriousness of the so-called DC Extended Universe, the small cluster of mostly iffy films that have been based on DC Comics properties and exist in the same shared universe. It’s everything these movies are not — full of heart, funny as hell, and unafraid to be super entertaining without being overwrought or gloomy. It’s been a long while since Batman was this fun.5. Like, probably the best Batman movie since “The Dark Knight,” which is saying something, and the best animated Batman movie since “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” (and that was back in 1993). But, in “The LEGO Movie,” he’s seen dating Wyldstyle (played by Elizabeth Banks). … Even the score seems to heavily evoke the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movies. There are references to every filmed Batman adventure since the old black-and-white serials–and that’s just the beginning.4. You’ll Want Additional Brick-Based Batman MoviesOne of the holdovers from “The LEGO Movie” is the bickering relationship between Superman and Green Lantern (played, once more, by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill), suggesting a larger DC LEGO movie universe. It’s Not Quite as Good as ‘The LEGO Movie’Just know this: there was something almost transcendent about “The LEGO Movie.” Maybe because it seemed, from the outset, like an incredibly crass cash-grab, so the fact that it was a really great movie was a huge surprise. Which is OK. Superman: Dawn of Justice” (one of a handful of nods to that particular film). Maybe next time?6. I tried to write a few down (I got as far as a reference to Shreck’s Department Store from “Batman Returns”) before giving up. It’s still a total blast and will pull on your heartstrings more than once. You’ll be ready for them, too.”The LEGO Batman Movie” is in theaters everywhere now. This time, everyone’s favorite caped crusader (once again voiced, with gravelly rage, by Will Arnett) is made the main character, and his relationship with a young Robin (Michael Cera), newly minted police commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) and, of course, his arch-nemesis The Joker (Zach Galifianakis), is explored in hilarious depth.But what else do you need to know about the latest, brick-filled Batman adventure? At one point, The Joker asks Batman who his arch-nemesis really is, and Batman responds, “Superman,” a reference to last year’s poorly (critically) received “Batman v. I don’t want to give anything away because a lot of what happens in the movie, particularly in its second half, hasn’t even been hinted at in the marketing materials for the film. What if Emmett just walked by in the background? This seems to fly in the face of everything the movie is trying so hard to establish. He’s given emotional depth and develops fully as the movie goes along. Superman”), and generally “The LEGO Batman Movie” seems to fly in the face of the current crop of DC movies. And that was the tip of the iceberg. Oddly, Wyldstyle Is Never ReferencedSo here’s something that’s kind of strange … the movie is about Batman’s reluctance to start a family or engage emotionally with other people. And, well, you’ll see. And a Great LEGO MovieOne of the questions I had was: well, how is this a LEGO Batman movie? There Are a Thousand Easter Eggs (Seriously)About two minutes into “The LEGO Batman Movie,” there’s a scene where Batman is flying through the streets of Gotham and there are so many Easter eggs, hidden references, and old-school shout-outs flying by that I could barely keep up. But more than that, “The LEGO Movie” had to do with corporatization, organized religion, and millennial ennui in a way that was really refreshing and fun. But just know that if you loved the way “The LEGO Movie” playfully mixed IP with an original story about what it takes to be a “master builder” (a term that is reiterated here), then you are going to love “The LEGO Batman Movie.”3. If he really is an antisocial loner, would he really have dated someone that seriously and agreed to go on a series of adventures in the way that he did in the previous film? Like, something? There are also at least two digs at “Suicide Squad,” the all-villains romp that was released last summer (to a response similar to that of “Batman v. Also, why aren’t any of those characters around? But you probably won’t walk out of the theater thinking it’s the kind of kicky subversive joy “The LEGO Movie” was.7. No? So yes, if this is a hit, you can probably expect some additional LEGO Batman adventures and guess what?
We’ll see the fallout from an illegal war in Egypt, a prime minister lose his job, and apparently, the Kennedys.The royal family has proven exciting enough to keep us captivated on their own, but we won’t say no to the American first family when “The Crown” Season 2 arrives.[via: THR] Kennedy in “The Crown” Season 2, THR reports. When the show returns for its sophomore season, the scandal will keep on coming. Hall will play the iconic U.S. Hall is taking over the Oval Office — on TV at least.The “Dexter” vet has been cast as President John F. politician while Jodi Balfour portrays his wife, Jackie.”The Crown” follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy), starting with her early days on the throne. Posted February 9, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongMichael C. With the series heading into the 1960s, the plot will add in some drama from the opposite side of the Atlantic. Season 1 focused heavily on the queen’s new marriage as well as her sister’s controversial engagement.
Either way, it’s been a rough ride for Alex, not just this season but over the years, so Chamber hopes to see his character get some much-deserved “stability” soon.[via: Variety] “He’s still angry with her, but if anyone knows anything about second chances, it’s Alex.”The fact that she’s still married was a big shock to him, but a secret spouse isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Just think back to the early days — Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) eventually got over Derek (Patrick Dempsey) having an estranged wife when they initially got together.In spite of his anger, Alex cares about Jo. Chambers seemed to hint at a reconciliation in a recent interview with Variety.”They’re not together right now, but we’ll see where that goes,” Chambers said. Yet, although he’s home from jail, his relationship status with Jo (Camila Luddington) is still a big question mark — at least for now. Posted February 9, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongAlex Karvev has had more chaos in his life than most, if not all, doctors at Grey Sloan lately, and on “Grey’s Anatomy,” that’s really saying something.Fortunately for Alex (Justin Chambers), he finally caught a break in last week’s episode. “Love just doesn’t die like that,” Chambers said.Fans have been speculating on a possible bundle of joy in the two characters’ future, so perhaps that will speed their reconciliation along.
It sounds a bit like “Dance Moms” meets “Drag Race” — there are “diva dancers” and “deeply involved moms,” according to Variety. Drag queens Justin Johnson and Jay Jackson, also known by their stage names, Alyssa Edwards and Laganja Estranja, will share the screen on one, and Matthew Sanderson, or Detox Icunt, will headline the other.Drag “family” members Johnson and Jackson will star in “Haus of Edwards,” a series that centers on Johnson’s dance studio. The series are set for eight episodes apiece, and each will be approximately 30 minutes long. Posted February 9, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThree former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants are sashaying away to exciting new spinoff projects.World of Wonder Productions has revealed plans for two original unscripted series starring show alums, Variety reports. They’re expected to debut in late April, so get ready for the big hair, flashy outfits, and fun.[via: Variety] Meanwhile, “Detox’s Life Rehab” will bring in surprise guests each week to give life advice alongside the show’s host.WOW intends to give both series a digital release on its YouTube channel, with episodes coming weekly.