Like us on Facebook. Do you think that will happen?Here’s the current ranking of how long each Bond actor has played the role in the franchise, as of Feb. And were I to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly.”So it’s possible he will take a crack at Roger Moore’s record.Want more stuff like this? Posted February 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneHe’s Bond. maybe they had a countdown going? The most recent was Craig’s “Spectre,” which came out in 2015. […] The things I get to do on a Bond movie, and the type of work it is — there is no other job like it. 20 (per Sky News):• Roger Moore – 5,118 days• Daniel Craig – 4,147 days• Pierce Brosnan – 4,146 days• Sean Connery – 3,049 days• Timothy Dalton – 2,863 days• George Lazenby – 875 days(They didn’t include David Niven, who was in the 1967 comedy “Casino Royale,” since that film is not in the official Eon series.)Roger Moore was in seven Bond films from 1973-1985. After he filmed that, Craig said he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again, but after that he clarified that the statement just came from a place of exhaustion at the end of a marathon shoot. (And he may have anticipated that “Spectre” would not be among the franchise’s best. Still Bond. (Personal favorite Bond, Sean Connery, is only the fourth-longest serving Bond out of six.) If Craig wants to dethrone Moore, he’ll have to continue in the role for another 2.5 years. And if I can keep getting a kick out of it, I will. Shaken (not stirred) martinis all around!Sky News posted the update because … Daniel Craig’s future as 007 may be up in the air, but just being the current guy with the title as of February 20 makes him, officially, the second-longest serving James Bond. Both Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan have been in four Bond films. They noted that Craig is now No. 2, behind Roger Moore. Even Pierce Brosnan said he didn’t like it.)There were rumors in Spring 2016 that Daniel Craig turned down $99 million to return as Bond for two more films, but sources shot down those reports to BBC News, saying Craig hadn’t made any decisions about his future as 007, and “no decision is likely to be made for a while” since the next film wouldn’t be expected in theaters until late 2018 at the earliest.In Fall 2016, Craig eventually clarified, “I love this job, I get a massive kick out of it.
According to Hiddleston, Hemsworth bonded with director Taika Waititi, and the pair “brought out the best in each other and started making stuff up.” That all led to Thor cutting loose on the big screen.”I can confidently say this will be the funniest depiction of the character of Thor that you’ve ever seen,” Hiddleston told Fandango. We can’t wait to see how he infuses that into Thor.”Thor: Ragnarok” is due in theaters on November 3.[via: Fandango] “At the beginning of ‘Ragnarok,’ Thor has a few questions and Loki is endearingly enigmatic about providing answers.””Endearingly enigmatic” sounds like exactly the right combination for Loki. via @Fandango & @NikkiNovakpic.twitter.com/7RxzOvNm2X
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) February 19, 2017″At the end of ‘The Dark World,’ Loki is on the throne,” Hiddleston explained. As for the God of Thunder, Hiddleston says he’ll start to pick up some of his half-brother’s humorous habits, with Hemsworth finally getting to flex his comedic muscle in the superhero series. Posted February 20, 2017 by Katie RobertsTom Hiddleston has always brought a certain humor and charm to his mischievous villain Loki in the “Thor” and “Avengers” movies, and that won’t change in the upcoming threequel, “Thor: Ragnarok.” But this time around, Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, is also getting in on the goofy fun.In an interview with Fandango, Hiddleston teased what Loki will be up to in “Ragnarok,” which picks up with the character after the events of 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World.” Though he wouldn’t say much specific, based on the actor’s description, Loki and Thor’s reunion certainly sounds like it will be entertaining.WATCH: @twhiddleston on #ThorRagnarok, @TaikaWaititi and where we pick up w/ Loki this time around. I think this go-round will be his chance.”Anyone who saw Hemsworth steal the show as the dim bulb receptionist Kevin in last summer’s “Ghostbusters” can attest to the actor’s hilarity. “I personally have known for almost 10 years that Chris Hemsworth is hilarious.
Tom Holland won the Rising Star award, and backstage he talked to reporters about meeting Andrew Garfield:”We met for the first time on the red carpet today. And I really look forward to picking his brains and seeing if he has any advice for me.”Watch Holland say it himself, then see more fan reactions to the Spider-Man meeting:Tom Holland comments on his first official meeting with his #Spidey predecessor, Andrew Garfield at last night’s #BAFTAs 🕸 pic.twitter.com/0cxJGZErPj
— Collider (@Collider) February 13, 2017ANDREW GARFIELD AND TOM HOLLAND, FINALLY MET!!!!! He is a brilliant actor, too. pic.twitter.com/nmYZszizkM
— shana (@mytomholland) February 12, 2017We should all be adored that much by perfect strangers!Andrew Garfield, a current Oscar nominee for “Hacksaw Ridge,” played Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012 and the 2014 sequel. Posted February 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe sweetest part of past Spider-Man Andrew Garfield meeting new Spider-Man Tom Holland has nothing to do with either of them: It’s the reaction of the fan who taped her own freakout as the moment played out:ANDREW GARFIELD AND TOM HOLLAND MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME! Wait, no, I’m Spider-Man.” pic.twitter.com/jdiJKvQ4H3
— That Geek (@thatgeekinside) February 15, 2017The new Spider-Man (@TomHolland1996) met the old (Andrew Garfield) – NOW WE’RE FREAKING OUT 🕷 https://t.co/YD0OePbyc7
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) February 19, 2017Fans were also thrilled to see Andrew Garfield reunite with his movie’s Gwen Stacy, Emma Stone, but it’s not like they’ve spent a ton of time apart, even if they may not be dating anymore.Tom Holland is finished filming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” but he is currently with the rest of the Marvel gang shooting “Avengers: Infinity War.” As you can see, he’s being a good soldier and burning his script, lest secrets get out:Rule number one… Tom Holland made his Peter Parker debut in “Captain America: Civil War” and his first solo film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” comes out July 7.Both Spideys were at the BAFTAs in London last week, and it turns out that’s where they ran into each other for the first time. I have always been a fan of his work. He’s a really, really lovely guy. I NEED HQ PHOTOS 😭😭😭#BAFTAspic.twitter.com/g9MtO9GRjD
— emma stone (@shxrlocked) February 12, 2017IT’S HAPPENING! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS ICONIC MOMENT HAPPENED RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME! He’s everything I hoped he’d be. Like us on Facebook. And it was really, really nice, actually. hand in your script 😂A post shared by ✌️ (@tomholland2013) on Feb 17, 2017 at 2:21pm PST”Avengers: Infinity War” comes out May 4, 2018.Want more stuff like this? TOM HOLLAND WITH ANDREW GARFIELD AT THE #BAFTAspic.twitter.com/r9Qc4vOkWo
— Robert Downey Jr UK (@downeysduckling) February 12, 2017Tom Holland: “Hi, I’m Spider-Man.”
Andrew Garfield: “Nice to meet y-.
Only the boys in town are allowed to go to school (in the clip, we see them marching into the building in lock step), and when the rest of the town gets wind of Belle’s plans, they break her machine.Audiences will see for themselves how everything fits together when “Beauty and the Beast” opens on March 17.[via: Beauty and the Beast/Twitter] Hurry up!” portion of the song from the original seems to have been left on the cutting room floor), feeds livestock, and skips on stones across a pond while villagers fuss over that “funny girl.”Meet Belle in this new clip from Disney’s #BeautyAndTheBeast, in theatres in 3D March 17! Belle, oblivious to their rudeness and nosiness, exchanges pleasantries with local merchants (sadly, the “Marie! 🌹 Get tickets: https://t.co/OVfl7sKZVhpic.twitter.com/yaDSX5uj0H
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) February 20, 2017In addition to fleshing out our heroine (and giving fans a preview of the flick’s fantastical look and feel), the clip also provides some context for a later scene in the film that Watson recently teased in an interview. Belle, who in the remake is an inventor, devises a prototype for a washing machine, and uses it to relieve the little girls seen scrubbing laundry in this clip so she can teach them how to read. The baguettes! Posted February 20, 2017 by Katie RobertsYet another preview of Emma Watson’s lovely singing voice in “Beauty and the Beast” has been made available to audiences ahead of the film’s debut next month, and the charming clip has us even more eager to see the actress in action as iconic Disney princess Belle.The clip, released by the official “Beauty” Twitter account, features the introductory tune “Belle,” in which the townsfolk of our heroine’s quaint provincial village greet each other with “bonjour”s while they gossip about the quirky newcomer.
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Written by Scott Alexander, Joe Robert Cole, D.V. But they’re both vying for Best Picture, and “La La Land” seems to be losing its once seemingly unstoppable momentum; could this latest setback spell trouble for its chances to take home Oscar’s biggest prize?A partial list of WGA film and television winners is below. For the complete list of honorees in all categories, visit the WGA website.FILM WINNERS:ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Moonlight
Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; A24ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Arrival
Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount PicturesDOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY: Command and Control
Telescript by Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience FilmsTELEVISION WINNERS:DRAMA SERIES: The Americans
Written by Peter Ackerman, Tanya Barfield, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson; FXCOMEDY SERIES: Atlanta
Written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms; FXNEW SERIES: Atlanta
Written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms; FXORIGINAL LONG FORM: Confirmation
Written by Susannah Grant; HBOADAPTED LONG FORM: The People vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street)
Written by Laurie Parres; Amazon StudiosCHILDREN’S LONG FORM: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Written by Geri Cole & Ken Scarborough; HBO Smith; NBCDAYTIME DRAMA: General Hospital
Writers: Shelly Altman, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Janet Iacobuzio, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Jean Passanante, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell; ABCCHILDREN’S EPISODIC: “Mel vs. DeVincentis, Maya Forbes, Larry Karaszewski, Wally Wolodarsky, Based on the book The Run of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin; FXANIMATION: “Stop the Presses” (BoJack Horseman)
Written by Joe Lawson; NetflixEPISODIC DRAMA: “The Trip” (This Is Us)
Written by Vera Herbert; NBCEPISODIC COMEDY: “Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Written by Robert Carlock; NetflixCOMEDY / VARIETY TALK SERIES: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Writers: Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner; HBO – WINNERCOMEDY / VARIETY SKETCH SERIES: Saturday Night Live
Head Writers: Rob Klein, Bryan Tucker Writers: James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Jeremy Beiler, Chris Belair, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Mikey Day, Jim Downey, Tina Fey, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Tim Herlihy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Paul Masella, Dave McCary, Dennis McNicholas, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Paula Pell, Katie Rich, Tim Robinson, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Dave Sirus, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Will Stephen, Kent Sublette; NBCCOMEDY / VARIETY SPECIALS: Triumph The Primary Election Special 2016
Written by Andy Breckman, Josh Comers, Raj Desai, David Feldman, R J Fried, Jarrett Grode, Ben Joseph, Matthew Kirsch, Michael Koman, Mike Lawrence, Brian Reich, Craig Rowin, Robert Smigel, Zach Smilovitz, David Taylor, Andrew Weinberg; Additional Materials by Ray James, Jesse Joyce, Jason Reich, Alex Scordelis; HuluQUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Hollywood Game Night
Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter, Dwight D. O.J. Posted February 20, 2017 by Katie RobertsThe Writers Guild of America revealed its annual award winners in film, television, and other media on Sunday evening, crowning some critical darlings and providing a potential shakeup to the Oscars race.On the television side, Donald Glover’s buzzy freshman comedy “Atlanta” took home two trophies, for best comedy and best new series, continuing its recent successful awards season run. And fellow FX series “The Americans” nabbed the prize for best drama series, finally gaining some awards attention after its excellent fourth season. A nominee for best original screenplay, the musical was instead upstaged by “Moonlight,” which took top honors. “Arrival” was named the other big winner, taking the best adapted screenplay award.In an odd bit of category confusion, “Moonlight” and “La La Land” will not go head-to-head in the screenwriting category at the Oscars, with “Moonlight” landing among the Academy’s adapted screenplay nominees (alongside “Arrival”), and “La La Land” nabbing an original screenplay nod. (Its only previous WGA nomination came in 2014, for best new series.)But the real story was on the film side of the equation, with “La La Land” losing out on one of the night’s top two prizes.
In fact, the movie has already earned a stunning $245 million abroad, including $171 million in China alone. The Female AudienceNeither Matt Damon’s monster-slaying adventure nor Ice Cube’s schoolyard brawl proved much of a draw for women, who made up just 41 percent of the “Great Wall” audience and 46 percent of the “Fist Fight” crowd. Word-of-mouth is no better, judging by their CinemaScore grades: lackluster B grades for “Great Wall” and “Fist Fight” and a dismal C+ for “Wellness.” No wonder that horror film opened in 10th place with an estimated $4.2 million, even falling short of the low $6 million bar analysts had predicted.You’d have thought “Fist Fight” would have been able to muster better than a fifth-place opening, with an estimated $12.0 million. Nor were they likely to outsell “Fifty Shades Darker” (which whipped up an estimated $21.0 million), even with the sadomasochistic sequel’s loss of 55 percent of the business it earned during last weekend’s premiere. Not only has Cube been a solid draw in recent comedies like the “Ride Along” movies, but “Fist Fight” also had the comedy marketplace all to itself. Then again, “Fifty Shades” has some of the worst reviews (9 percent “Rotten”), which may help explain its steep second-weekend drop.Reviews for the three new wide releases are all poor, ranging from 32 to 38 percent fresh. The Young Adult Audience
“Great Wall” did a better job than “Fist Fight” in cultivating young adult viewers. Most women at the multiplex were probably still lining up to see “Fifty Shades.” That may, in turn, have kept them away from “Wellness,” which, as a horror film, was the new release that should have capitalized the most on the female audience.Then again, there have been an awful lot of horror movies over the last two months, so even if “Wellness” had earned positive buzz, a female audience that had had its fill of horror might still have stayed away.5. “The Great Wall” and “Fist Fight” didn’t do great, either, while “A Cure for Wellness” did a little worse.Why wasn’t the star power of such reliable box office draws as “Great Wall’s” Matt Damon enough to challenge the two star-free top box office draws? The Foreign AudienceMaybe the other reason few cared about the casting of “Great Wall” is that they just weren’t interested in a movie that — Damon aside — wasn’t really made with American viewers in mind. Is Hollywood underestimating potential sales among Hispanic viewers? No movie since last summer’s “Warcraft” — another effects-driven fantasy adventure that did extremely well everywhere but here — illustrates how little consideration is given to the American audience anymore.The film cost a reported $150 million to make, but it’s sold so many tickets overseas that its profitability is assured, no matter how little it sells here.”Great Wall” is one of several movies already in 2017 whose foreign earnings make their domestic earnings look like sofa-cushion change, including “Fifty Shades Darker,” “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,” and “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.” Even “La La Land” has made more than $200 million abroad, about 1 1/2 times what it’s earned domestically.Maybe “Fist Fight” and “Wellness” would have done better if they’d had more Chinese appeal. So it seems clear that the weak reviews and word-of-mouth must have hurt.2. The three movies that opened wide this weekend didn’t really stand a chance of beating “LEGO Batman,” with its estimated $34.2 million. Still, even though “The LEGO Batman Movie” didn’t open as big as it should have, and isn’t raking it in like “The LEGO Movie” did, it was still far and away the box office winner for a second straight weekend.Like the brick-built Bruce Wayne, “The LEGO Batman Movie” has been fortunate in its choice of rivals. The Discerning AudienceReviews may not matter much, unless they’re uniformly excellent or horrible. For instance, there’s…1. Just 39 percent of “Fist Fight” viewers were under 25, in part because of the film’s R rating.4. Or at least no one would care about their lackluster domestic debuts. None of these complaints seem to have stopped Asian-American audiences from going to see the historical fantasy adventure, which debuted in third place with an estimated $18.1 million.According to exit polls, the “Great Wall” audience was 15 percent Asian, or nearly three times the percentage of Asians among the American populace.Interestingly, “Great Wall” also drew an audience that was 23 percent Hispanic, also a higher fraction than the Hispanic percentage among the populace (nearly 18 percent). It could have to do with the audiences each movie is chasing. The Minority AudienceThere have been a lot of grumblings about whitewashing regarding “The Great Wall” — why does a Chinese-made movie set in ancient China need a white American star? “Everybody” debuted at No. 14 with an estimated $1.0 million, even though it played on only 333 screens.3. Posted February 20, 2017 by Gary SusmanSo far, LEGO Batman has been no match for LEGO Chris Pratt. Some 50 percent of “Great Wall” viewers were under 30. Almost certainly.After all, this weekend also saw the release of “Everybody Loves Somebody,” a bilingual romantic comedy set largely in Mexico, distributed by Pantelion, the Lionsgate division that’s had several hits in recent years with similar films. Right now, according to Rotten Tomatoes, “LEGO Batman” has the best reviews (91 percent “Fresh”) of any movie in saturation release (more than 3,000 screens).
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 20, 2017BOOM is right.Gunn recently confirmed that Baby Groot is so changed from “Vol. 2” — starring Baby Groot and his backup dancers — is coming to theaters May 5.Want more stuff like this? He’s starting from scratch this time.You probably also saw that the “Guardians” sequel recently received Marvel’s highest-ever test screening rating, even though it’s just from Marvel’s “friends and families screening” group.Both Gunn and star Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) recently took a moment to thank the visual effects artists for the incredible amount of work they’ve done on “Guardians 2”:Pratt also used his time in Josh Gad’s latest Instagram ambush of Daisy Ridley to plug both Marvel’s “Guardians 2” and the next “Avengers” movie.”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Like us on Facebook. BOOM. Posted February 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneHope you’re not sick of Baby Groot, ’cause he’s about to explode onto screens in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” In case it wasn’t clear that this Groot little guy is matchless in the game, Japan put Vin Diesel’s character front and center in a dynamite new poster, shared by director James Gunn:Sweet Japanese @Guardians poster. 1″ that he has no memories of adult Groot.
On a slightly more serious note, it’s good to see Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) might actually start talking to her own husband again. Instead, there are multiple battlefronts, including a work (and love?) triangle between Meredith, Alex, and Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson).Here’s ABC’s tease for “Civil War,” which airs Thursday, March 9:”Richard, Jackson, April and Catherine tackle a grueling trauma case intensified by hospital politics. There’s no “Grey’s” that week.Want more stuff like this? Meanwhile, Jo has to make a difficult decision on a case, and Arizona tries to distance herself from Eliza.” Here’s that promo:Based on ABC’s photos for this episode (including the shot above), it looks like Riggs and Maggie (Kelly McCreary) will be spending a lot of time together. on Thursday, March 2, before “When We Rise” airs from 9 to 11 p.m. Like us on Facebook. The rest of the episode sounds tense, but tense can be good (when it’s not infuriating).At this point, Episode 14 has yet to air. It’s possible Mer and Alex may even get to work at the hospital at the same time again!ABC just released details — although not yet photos — on “Civil War,” and this time it doesn’t sound like Eliza Minnick (Marika Dominiczyk) is the main focus of the war. ABC’s scoop on Episode 15, “Civil War” sounds especially promising for fans who 1) want Meredith to get back in the hospital game after her suspension, and 2) want to see more of Meredith and Alex Karev (Justin Chambers). Amelia finally faces her feelings about Owen, and Meredith gets caught between Nathan and Alex over a patient.”Obvious question: Who gets to be Iron Man in this “Civil War”? Posted February 20, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13 finally has some semi-good news for Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). Maybe they’ll bond?In case you’re wondering about the week gap between Feb. 23’s Episode 14 and March 9’s Episode 15, it’s because “When We Rise: The People Behind the Story” is airing from 8 to 9 p.m. Here’s the ABC synopsis for this Thursday’s February 23 episode, called “Back Where You Belong”:”Alex returns to the hospital and discovers a lot has changed since he left.
Posted February 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneJosh Gad is the worst friend ever. Suffice it to say didn’t go well pic.twitter.com/keVz0xgqLQ
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 1, 2017I enlisted help today in my quest to get the truth from #DaisyRidley#LastJedi#DontRunFromYourFateDaisy#DameJediKnightpic.twitter.com/KiJMYE8H8L
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 8, 2017Dame Jedi Knight! Genius.”Murder on the Orient Express” is scheduled to open November 22. In many ways she is the Vader to my Luke or the Taylor to my Katy. While filming the 2017 “Murder on the Orient Express” remake, Gad has repeatedly ambushed co-star Daisy Ridley to grill her for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” spoilers. but they do — they being a series of famous folk, many their fellow co-stars in “Murder on the Orient Express,” but also “Jurassic World 2” stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, plus their director Colin Trevorrow (who is directing “Star Wars: Episode IX”), and even “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. “The Last Jedi” opens December 15.[via Collider]Want more stuff like this? But like any good opponent, I have tried to outmaneuver her at every turn. #TheLastJedi #starwars #broughtsomefriendsalongfortheride @disney @starwars @penelopecruzoficial @prattprattpratt @brycedhoward @colintrevorrow @leslieodomjr @lucyboynton1 @brycedhoward @derek.connolly #tombateman @jjabramsofficialA post shared by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on Feb 20, 2017 at 4:59am PSTChris Pratt wins for just plugging himself and his other upcoming movies.Also seen in the clip are “Orient” co-stars Leslie Odom Jr., Lucy Boynton, Tom Bateman, and Penelope Cruz, plus Drew Connolly, who is working with Trevorrow on the “Jurassic World” sequel and also with the director on the upcoming “Episode IX.”Here are previous videos with Gad attempting to trick Ridley into spilling “Episode VIII” secrets:I invited #daisyridley to my trailer under false pretenses. Like us on Facebook. #daisyridley has been a force to be reckoned with. He’s posted many videos on the subject (see below), and his final attempt to get her to talk plays like a hilarious, star-studded intervention.Gad swears he has no questions for Rey’s alter ego … May the force be with her, because kids, she is going to need it. And yet, bless him for trying for us. #NotARehearsal #IWantTheTruth #TheLastJediA post shared by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:46am PSTHad follow-up w/ Daisy Ridley on set today to apologize for #StarWars#TheLastJedi sneak attack last week. All I ask is that you don’t ruin the surprise for others. This will be her final judgement. Abrams:This has been a battle of attrition.
unless the plot is about to take an even more random turn than usual and someone out there is flying planes over D.C. Fans noticed something moving in the background. #TheWalkingDeadpic.twitter.com/kehpB4NZrD
— David Aaron Moore (@davidaaronmoore) February 20, 2017Bird or plane? But the biggest mystery of the episode involved a tiny moment during the Scavengers junkyard reveal, when Rick was talking to Scavengers leader Jadis. It makes sense for birds to pass over a junkyard, and if it was THAT easy for fans to spot a plane, someone in the editing room probably would’ve caught an actual airplane … Like us on Facebook. on AMC.Want more stuff like this? #TWD#TheWalkingDead
— Vicki Rice (@Artworks6710) February 20, 2017What a relief! #TheWalkingDeadhttps://t.co/n6NFh6e0oC
— Melissa Sercia (@fluidghost) February 20, 2017You guys had a plane in this episode did you know that?#TheWalkingDead
— Piper (@Piperdarkwolf) February 20, 2017After Rick crawled out of the pit. It’s Rick Grimes surviving “The Walking Dead” Thunderdome.Last night’s Season 7, Episode 10, “New Best Friends” was a shippers’ paradise, with Rick getting Michonne some new cat kitsch, and Daryl reuniting with Carol (and lying to her — even though she did ask him directly for an update on everyone back “home”). 👀 #TheWalkingDeadpic.twitter.com/4FF1LjXDJk
— Rick Grimes (@RickAndThangs) February 20, 2017THOUGHT THAT BIRD WAS A PLANE AND GOT SO HYPED #TheWalkingDead
— Maddie (@massivemaddie) November 14, 2016Um was I the only one who saw that plane fly behind Rick 🤔🤔🤔#TheWalkingDead#TWD
— Monie Grant Lincoln (@monie3010) February 20, 2017De Plane de plane! Others thought it was just a bird, and there were others elsewhere.Because Twitter misses nothing, it became a thing:Anyone else notice the airplane fly behind me? Either Negan has a plane or someone missed an edit. Its the new “there’s a ghost behind the curtain in ‘3 Men and a Baby'”#thewalkingdeadhttps://t.co/syUdRu5hAA
— Crystal Fudalik (@CFudalik) February 20, 2017(The show films in the Atlanta, Georgia region, even though it’s now set in the Alexandria/Washington, D.C. Flights are still available out of ATL five years after the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. Mistake or intentional? I spotted a fly over. area.)No one from AMC has weighed in at this point, but we’re going with the bird assumption. Posted February 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt’s a bird. It’s a plane. Maybe that’s what happened to Heath?”The Walking Dead” Season 7 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. Many thought it was a plane, either mistakenly flying past the editors or as an intentional story addition. #amc#TheWalkingDead@WynnASpic.twitter.com/cSBFQmIjAi
— Aka (@JohnAka76) February 20, 2017Hmm bird or plane?
I’m like, really? I like the way he carries himself, and I appreciate it, because I haven’t seen that in a lot of people I’ve worked with. And when [Gideon] comes in and everybody’s up in arms and doesn’t want to work with him, there’s a part of my character who goes, “Wait a minute, maybe this can be the difference that we need.”You’ve seen stuff that you had to turn and look another way. I think if I were a captain, this is how I’d feel.Tell me about those ride-alongs. It’s a whole different kind of work. It’d be a little hard.It’s interesting. But sometimes things turn, and that’s OK. So this is a chance that he never thought he’d have.He was really ready to throw the cards in and go, “You know what, I’ve been here, I’ve seen it.” He’s been passed over, and has to work out in his head, why I didn’t get that promotion. I do “Grace and Frankie.” Those guys are always on point — that’s the old school. I will say this. It’s a very complicated business, and I could not do it. I was a volunteer Sheriff for about 20 years, actually. When I did “Oz,” I met the warden who I kind of based my character on, but I haven’t met anybody like this guy.I’m in Chicago, I don’t know if you saw the “60 Minutes” report a couple weeks ago, about the police there, arrests have been dropped by two-thirds. That’s kind of unusual, especially for young people. It’s not the kind of work I could do.Also, it’s part of a system. I was sitting there going, two guys, “What am I doing here? Posted February 20, 2017 by Scott HuverErnie Hudson’s been at this acting thing for four decades now, and it’s certainly paying off.Not only has Hudson racked up credits in projects that are acclaimed (“Oz”), beloved (“Miss Congeniality”) and downright iconic (“Ghostbusters”), he’s currently appearing regularly in no less than four TV series: Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” Epix’s “Graves”; Showtime’s upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival; and, most recently, Fox’s offbeat crime procedural “APB,” playing the grounded voice of an experienced law enforcement veteran who is nevertheless intrigued by the plans of a tech billionaire (Justin Kirk) to introduce some innovative crime-fighting tools to a crime-ridden district in Chicago.It’s the latest addition to the array of cop types played by Hudson, who shared memories of his own volunteer service and points out some of his favorite roles in conversation with Moviefone.Moviefone: You’re busy all the time … Yeah, but also, I’m at a point now I’m not worrying about it. I’ve done police roles, and did the ride-alongs. I thought, “What’s the hate? Some people have a different approach. Maybe that’s a good thing, because people don’t always connect the characters — big fans of “The Crow,” but didn’t know that it was the guy from “Ghostbusters.” Or “Oz” or whatever, “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.”There are a few movies: I love “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,” and I love “Congo.” I love “Congo.” “Congo” was so much fun. Yeah. I don’t know how that sounds. We were in Compton, and then we were — a couple different ride-alongs over the years. He also lives in the neighborhood that is least served, having seen it fall apart over the last 50 years, but he still lives there. It gives everybody else the excuse to be, and he does it. What’s fun and maybe scary about a ride-along for you?Yeah. I’ve got three TV shows going right now. So the idea of something new coming in, but also doesn’t want to just sort of let everything just go.So he’s the guy who has to say “no” sometimes, and he’s the guy who brings things back to the reality. So that’s all well and good.What I really admire about him, two things: he’s always on point. I think so much stuff is going on, some of it I don’t totally understand, certainly the character doesn’t understand. But it would be great to find a great feature to kind of get in. I’ve never seen him not on point. And this guy has some ideas and things that my character’s feeling is, if it works, I want something that works. You better be on point when you show up there. In fact, we had a couple people working on the show. I don’t normally say that about many people, but I do appreciate him. But he does set the tone. But I haven’t really met anyone. It’s not just a cop who makes a decision, but it’s a cop who’s doing his part of the job, but then once you introduce this person to this other part, then it can get out of control. I don’t know. I used to cover police and crime and used to go out with the undercover guys. The shootings — and I’m standing on the streets, I’m there — it’s definitely a disconnect. We need something, whether this something, but maybe this something will lead to something else. About the third episode, they begin to really write and bring the character forward. I used to, because I’m not with them anymore, have to go and qualify. But you’re right. Part of it is just how I reason or imagine, but I haven’t met anybody yet quite like that. I read the script, loved the script. I don’t think I’ve ever told him this, so it’s kind of odd saying in public: what I like about Justin is he brings this unique energy to his character, which makes, obviously, my guy is a kind of grounded guy, so essentially to play off of that kind of reminds me of my kids in a way. He’s there, he’s 100%. To my wife, who’s about to have a stroke with this whole turn of events and the political scene, I keep going, “Let it go, because we know what we had doesn’t necessarily work. There’s something, especially in Chicago, because the possibility that something can go wrong, and suddenly, what seems like a typical thing turns into a life/death thing. always! It’s a big change, but he also recognizes that the old way doesn’t work, and we’re losing ground every day. He’s never been in a position to be able to say that.Before [Justin Kirk’s character, Gideon Reeves] comes along and I’m made captain, I’m sergeant, and I’m following orders that I don’t particularly agree with, seeing things happen in the department that I don’t like. To me, it’s important.When you’re the first guy on the call sheet, it sets the tone.Yeah, absolutely. We’re shooting in Chicago. I’ve worked on some shows that people are like insane. It’d be great if it happens, but I’m good.Justin Kirk brings such a fun energy to anything he does.What’s fun about taking your guy’s energy and bouncing it against Justin’s?I love Justin. I’ve worked with a lot of people. The choices that they make, yeah, I don’t totally understand it. But I think he’s a guy who has to say, “Wait a minute, we’re grounded in something and we can’t lose that. And there’s a reason why we do procedure the way we do, and it’s important, so we can’t lose that. I’ve talked to a lot of cops. We’re working, people come in and they’re kind of not — Justin is always prepared. What was it that you saw in this character and in “APB.” that made you want to be a part of it?Ernie Hudson: If I’m honest, I love the fact that they liked me enough to offer me the role, and to not bite me for what I asked for. He’s just such a nice person, and not because he has to be. So yeah. I had a great time!” “The Substitute.” There’s been a few.I’d like to do more feature stuff. I know they’re paying me a lot of money” — or they’re paying me a fair amount of money! I thought it was really wonderful. I really like that movie. The hardest part for me in doing the ride-alongs, I did a television show called “10-8” a few years back. But it took me a while.I can’t say that’s the reason I took the part, but I always appreciate when people say, “OK, we like your work and we want to work with you.”I like the energy that you brought to Conrad, the voice of reason in this high-energy, turn-on-a-dime scenario.Yeah. I’m going to have to be OK with that.”So that’s kind of where my guy is, and to me it’s a wonderful character because he’s in a different place, and a place that he never, maybe on some level he thought he’d be, but it’s a chance to do something radical.Did they bring you anybody like him in real life to talk to or study?I met some of the other police people in Chicago, a couple of captains. — but yeah, I get the importance of this guy, and I get this character, and it’s probably one of the most enjoyable roles I’ve played anywhere. People either love “Congo,” or really hate it. But it’s a great cast. It’s interesting. Yeah, it’s not a life I want. We can’t lose our place.” I think he wants to support this change. But on the other hand, we have to go to a different place. I appreciate those who do.You’ve had such a busy career, and everybody knows you from “Oz,” everybody knows you from “Ghostbusters.” But if people are fans of that work or find you on this show, what are some of your favorite jobs — projects that you’d say, “Hey, check out this movie? Everybody is. I really like what I did in that movie.”Right. So it’s personal to him, that my other captain and a lot of the other people did get why it was so personal. Some actors feel they can’t talk to anybody or whatever. I like the way he treats the crew and the extras, and just people in general. And I think there’s a resignation. Justin is always there.But what I really like most about him? Also, I was with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department. I was a fan of Justin Kirk, but my character, I wasn’t sure what it was in the beginning because it just wasn’t really clear. I had so many questions, that have been since answered very well, very nicely, so I’m really excited.I love this character, and I love this guy who I’ve sort of discovered as we’ve gone along.