I think there’s amazing comedy happening. Do you have a sense in your own work about how that might play out?Oh sure. I think it’s very helpful for someone to organize some of this information. I’m really not sure what role it will play in a pretty scary, chaotic moment.Do you think comedians as a whole will tread lighter? I don’t think it’s really any different. The truth is that there’s almost no one you would mention that I wouldn’t dream of working with. We worked on it for five years. Some people go to other heights. Some people may also want to do that to people with Pete’s background, who build a great deal of their lives around their faith. I think the mood of the country affects how people experience art and culture. That’s the thing about comedy is you’re trying to get work and get people to pay you before you’ve learned how to do it well. Posted February 24, 2017 by Scott HuverOn the scripted page, behind the camera, and as the chief decision maker at his own production company, Judd Apatow has undoubtedly shaped the comedic sensibility of a generation — but there was a time when he did it from the microphone of a stage in a standup club.That’s clearly part of the reason what Apatow has such a sharp eye for comedy talent: not only has he helped elevate writer/performers like Seth Rogen, Lena Dunham, Jason Segel, Amy Schumer, and Paul Rust, helping them translate the best, funniest, and most emotionally effective aspects of their comedy personas into big-screen and small-screen successes.Now, he’s turning to a world he knows well, having long ago done his tour of duty in the standup comedy scene and mentored by standup legend Garry Shandling, to explore that early period in a comic’s career where they’re all raw talent and ambition before honing and shaping their specific sensibility.For HBO’s “Crashing,” Apatow teamed with real-life standup Pete Holmes to build a sitcom inspired by Holmes’s own unique backstory: a decent, rule-following evangelical Christian making his first foray into the chaotic, cutthroat world of the New York comedy club scene just as his probably-wedded-too-young marriage is collapsing.Apatow joined a small group or reporters to sound off on “Crashing” as well as a myriad of subjects including his own early standup memories, how the current political climate will affect comedy and saying goodbye to “Girls.”That particular ground in standup comedy — being good but not yet great — must’ve felt like very fertile ground to explore.Judd Apatow: I think we all have gone through that period where we’re not good yet. Or buy my book, which is still on sale — for charity! I don’t think that the networks, for all sorts of reasons, couldn’t do it in the way that some of the other networks and streaming services can do.There’s limitations on content, and I hated the idea that they’re waiting to get the ratings the next day, and if they’re bad, they might pull the plug. If somebody said, “I want to go on a talk show and do a very, very political routine,” I’m sure there are limitations on where they could do that and who would be comfortable with what they were saying, and how they would vet it.But we don’t know. He said he hadn’t acted in 14 years. I just couldn’t believe it. I want to bring them to a bigger audience?”There’s nothing common about it. I think they’re all working very hard to be accurate, a lot of these talk show hosts — people like Samantha Bee and John Oliver.You mentioned that dehumanization quality that’s happening in stereotyping different groups. What’s your sense?Comedians will say whatever they want to say. It’s just that simple.I think you can learn more about how to be a comedian now, because when I was a kid, I had to go find comedians and interview them to ask them how to do it. And any time you’re showing a community and try to be thoughtful about it, I think it’s a really positive thing.So that’s one of the main things I love about this show, is that we get to talk about religion from a lot of different perspectives, from very religious people to hardcore atheist comedians, and we’re going to continue to see what we can talk about there.Do you need the creative freedoms that Netflix or HBO affords you to do your best work? It’s a world that isn’t examined in comedy very often, so it really does feel fresh. When I was writing “This Is 40,” I thought, “If I could get Albert Brooks to do this, it would be perfect.” So that worked out, but it has to follow the idea.Have you gotten an early look at Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here,” which is a fictionalized take on the first big standup comedy explosion in the ’70s and ’80s in Los Angeles?I haven’t. I was just watching Seth Meyers talk about a lot of these issues. We don’t know how the government’s going to be run. Which I think we’re all adjusting to the fact that it’s ending. The idea has to create the situation. Would you like to revisit those characters at some further point in their lives?I don’t know. I don’t like the waiting on ratings to determine if you’re going to survive. I don’t like the commercial interruptions. I think the show also is showing the humanity of religious people. They’ve got great comedy material, but the stuff you’ve worked on tends to be really honest and a little bit autobiographical.Most comedians are pretty honest and want to open up. So if by the end of the night if you could sit at Budd Friedman’s table with Jerry Seinfeld and George Wallace, it was heaven.If you look at a 20-something-year-old now entering, what’s the biggest challenge for them?To be a comedian? So you’re diluted. He would do these mythic, brilliant improvisational sets, so it’s really exciting that he’s doing that.Do you have a longing for that historical moment in comedy?Oh, sure! But I wouldn’t want to do it unless I had a great piece of material and I thought I could do something that I was proud of with that. So much of it came from Artie. So I think people have a little bit of a head start.You’ve worked with so many young great comics. They come from very different comedy places.I guess so. I think those types of things happen naturally, where Pete is like this guy who’s trying to hold on to his soul, and in a way, Artie is too. He’s a sweetheart of a guy who has his own specific sets of personal obstacles, who’s trying to keep it together and thrive.They’re funny together because Pete’s been through so little, and Artie has been through so much. That’s the weird part about it. We made a movie called “The Big Sick” with Kumail Nanjiani that premiered at Sundance on Inauguration Day. So I do think it changes how you watch.In terms of that film, I think it reminds you that it’s very easy to dehumanize people. Basically you were trying to kill the day because you had nothing to do.Then at night, we would all go to the improv and do sets, and then hope the veteran comedians will talk to us. It was very brave, and really, really creative and funny.What did you love about those early standup years?I love that we were all young and had no doubt that we would make it somehow. You can’t have a comedy with this great sex scene where it all goes well. So you’re rooting for both of them, and you do want some of what Pete’s talking about to rub off on Artie.But Artie was so funny, and really is great as anyone I ever worked with. It depends on who’s going to broadcast what they want to say. Larger concerns and investigations … Kumail is from Pakistan acclimating to being in America and falling in love in America.There’s a lot of issues about immigrants in it. I always want to think comedy’s important because it lets us all blow off steam, and depressurize, and laugh, and it just makes us happy when we’re stressed about what’s happening in the world. I’m very interested in comedy, but I haven’t explored religion in my own work. The great ones are excited to go there. But if you’re really strong, you’re going to do well. So the fact that Pete has a unique point of view, and a unique story, is what attracts me to it.I like that there’s an undercurrent of the discussion of religion in the show. What might Marnie do in this situation?” So it’s really weird for us that that conversation has ended. I’ve never talked to Lena about her thoughts about things like that. That was fun. So it’s fun for me to talk about all those issues with him.Is it easy to get the comedians you work with to get to those emotional truths? I feel like the streaming services have created a world where there’s a financial incentive to do amazing original work. He’s so brilliant and funny. I think that if you’re true to yourself, and you’re willing to work hard, and if you’re talented, people will like you. All of his scenes were workshopped with him and improvised. Yes, yes, Jim Carrey is the producer. Not everybody makes it, but in comedy, if you’re good, you will make it. Who are these people? So we’re all traumatized. It’s about … What about “Girls”? You’re crazy and young, and we would goof around all day long. We didn’t think it would come out in an environment where people were deciding these major issues with how we feel about immigration and having a president that has some new ideas about it. When we sat with Artie Lange and say, “Let’s do a discussion where you tell Pete how hard it is to be a comedian, and how difficult your life has been.” He sat for hours and improvised stories, and he held nothing back. I’m an uber-comedy nerd. Once they’re not awkward, we’re not even in comedy. So if someone’s doing a show about life and the Hollywood comedy scene in the ’70s, I’m the first person who will be addicted.The pairing of Pete and Artie Lange is really potent. “What might Hannah do in this this situation? Now you can just put on Pete’s podcast, or Marc Maron’s podcast, and everyone will just tell you exactly how they made it and what it took. I’ve been cancelled many times mid-season, three times. It’s so obvious if you’re great. I’ve had enough of it.You get asked about reviving various shows and characters you’ve worked on. For six years, we would talk all the time. I like that, at least at places like HBO, you get your season, and then at the end you might say, “Let’s do some more.” But you get your season. So that’s one of the funny things about it, because you have good nights and bad nights, and then slowly you have more and more good nights. I used to watch Jim Carrey at The Comedy Store in the late ’80s and early ’90s. How about some older ones that you have yet to work with and are still dying to get a shot?I always want to work with everybody. I like people who have an interesting point of view, and I like when they’re covering terrain which I feel hasn’t been done to death. What are we scared of?In what way do you think a Trump presidency changes comedy?It changes everything, because we don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re going to find out. I thought, “This is a real gem.” We’re so lucky to have the opportunity to showcase him and have him be a part of this.We’ve been talking to a lot of people here about how material that was written before the election might land differently with the audience after. Is that something you enjoy producing?I feel like all sex scenes need to be awkward, or they’re just pornographic. Heavier? But you’re getting paid to do something that you’re still weak at for a while.Did you experience having a relationship where your partner didn’t understand that it’s part of the process to not get paid, which Pete experiences on the show?When I did standup, from the time I was 17 to 24, I wasn’t really in that many relationships that lasted long enough for them to get irritated with me about me working.When you see a comedy talent like Pete or Amy Schumer or Lena Dunham, what resonates with you that makes you say, “I want to get in that business with them? It affected all of us.One thing “Crashing” has [in common] with “Girls” is the awkward sex scene. Would you want to do another broadcast network-type show?I’m not interested in the broadcast networks because I feel like the shows are too short. It’s very easy going, don’t let anybody in, without thinking, what does that mean? So when you see people in their lives, and they looking happy and are exactly the same as you, it’s an important statement.
Maybe you should get out a little more.’ Firstly, you love it. It’s only tits and dragons.”Setting aside the fact that “It’s only tits and dragons” is a pretty perfect tagline for “Thrones,” fans were pretty peeved about McShane’s slam. “You want to say, ‘Have you thought about your lifestyle? A character beloved by everybody returns. When fans read the spoiler, they were understandably a bit upset, but the actor doubled down on his laissez faire attitude about keeping “GOT” secrets, saying in another interview, “I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think get a f—ing life. And the unapologetic actor is once again using his foul mouth to proclaim that he doesn’t really care whether or not his spoiler bothered loyal viewers.In a new interview with Empire (via Entertainment Weekly), McShane reflected on the kerfuffle he caused last year when he revealed that fan favorite character The Hound (Rory McCann) would be coming back in season six. Posted February 24, 2017 by Katie RobertsIan McShane is still #SorryNotSorry for bashing “Game of Thrones” fans who were upset that he spoiled the return of a presumed-dead character on the sixth season of the show. But the actor is once again proving he doesn’t really care, telling Empire that he finds the level of some viewers’ obsession to be a bit much.”The show is huge but some fans seem to identify with it [too closely],” McShane told the magazine. And what am I giving away? Secondly, you’ll have forgotten by the time it comes out. Give us a call sometime, Ian.[via: Empire via Entertainment Weekly] Get a f—ing life.”Based on his hilarious, DGAF interviews, we’d kind of love to get drinks with the actor (or maybe even watch an episode of “Thrones”) and just listen to him rant about whatever.
We thought and thought [about it] but it just seemed wrong. “It’s too soon. But it soon became clear that Emma Thompson would not be among them, and as the actress explains in a new interview, it’s because of another costar who can’t be there.While speaking with the Press Association (via The Guardian), Thompson confirmed that the reason why she wouldn’t be appearing in what’s being dubbed “Red Nose Day Actually” is due to the death of her friend and frequent costar, Alan Rickman. It’s absolutely right because it’s supposed to be for Comic Relief but there isn’t much comic relief in the loss of our dear friend, really, just over a year ago. It was absolutely the right decision.”It sounds like Curtis and Thompson made the right decision. Posted February 24, 2017 by Katie RobertsWhen news first broke that director Richard Curtis was working on a short sequel to “Love Actually” for the U.K.’s Red Nose Day event, fans were ecstatic to learn that the majority of the original cast was set to return. Rickman, who passed away last year at age 69, played Thompson’s unfaithful husband in “Love Actually,” and Curtis had already confirmed that there wouldn’t be a tribute to the late actor in the new segment.As the actress explained to the Press Association, she and Curtis both agreed that it wouldn’t make much sense to include her character in the reunion with Rickman’s glaring absence looming over the proceedings.”Richard wrote to me and said, ‘Darling, we can’t write anything for you because of Alan’, and I said, ‘No, of course, it would be sad, too sad,'” Thompson said. Now excuse us, we have something in our eyes…The “Love Actually” sequel will air during the U.K.’s Red Nose Day telecast on March 24.[via: Press Association via The Guardian]
Can’t wait for March![via: Saturday Night Live/Twitter] Both women will be celebrating some big milestones with their appearances, with Johansson’s emceeing gig marking her fifth time at Studio 8H, officially inducting her into the lauded “SNL” Five-Timers Club.As for Lorde, the New Zealander will be performing on “SNL” for the first time as a solo artist (she previously joined musical guest Disclosure back in 2015), and is also expected to finally debut some new music, her first since her contribution to the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay” soundtrack back in 2014. Posted February 24, 2017 by Katie RobertsGet ready for an awesome March on “Saturday Night Live”: Actresses Scarlett Johansson and Octavia Spencer are set to host the sketch series, and they’re paired with some pretty impressive musical guests.Spencer’s hosting gig is up first, set for March 4. This will be the Oscar winner’s first time hosting “SNL,” and she could be coming off yet another win at the previous weekend’s Academy Awards for her role in “Hidden Figures.” (Though it seems like “Fences” star Viola Davis has all but locked up the statuette in that category.) Serving as musical guest alongside Spencer will be indie folk rocker Father John Misty.Very excited to announce our March shows! Her first — and so far only — album, “Pure Heroine,” dropped in 2013, and a new album is rumored to be coming out sometime in early March.Sounds like an excellent pair of shows. #SNLpic.twitter.com/fmjjkeq8Vc
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) February 23, 2017The following weekend, March 11, will feature the all-star pairing of host Scarlett Johansson and musical guest Lorde.
Posted February 23, 2017 by Katie RobertsDisney has unveiled the all-star lineup of NASCAR talent who are part of the “Cars 3” voice cast, and the impressive roster is sure to rev the engines of both “Cars” fans and racing fans alike.”‘Cars 3’ very much pays homage to stock car racing and its rich history,” director Brian Fee said in a statement explaining the partnership between the flick and NASCAR. NASCAR reporters, announcers, and others associated with the sport will also lend their voices to the film.Here’s the full NASCAR character breakdown:CHASE ELLIOTT: Second-generation Piston Cup racer CHASE RACELOTT. Tex, who met Lightning McQueen in Cars, would love nothing more than to see #95 decked out in Dinoco blue.JEFF GORDON: JEFF GORVETTE. Known for his racing passion and ability to have fun on the track, Laney races with talent, speed and precision.DANIEL SUÁREZ: DANNY SWERVEZ, a next-gen racer who’s ascending the Piston-Cup ladder against all odds. “Our story leans into the drama, emotion and excitement NASCAR fans find at every race.”Current NASCAR stars Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez, and Bubba Wallace are among the drivers who will all have roles in the flick, as will retired racing legends Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty. Evernham also serves as a story consultant for filmmakers.”Cars 3” races into theaters on June 16.[via: ComingSoon] Cartrip, a veteran Piston-Cup announcer also heard in Cars and Cars 2, may think he’s seen it all—but this new season might still have a surprise or two in store.SHANNON SPAKE: SHANNON SPOKES. Weathers grew up around the track watching his uncle, Strip “The King” Weathers, tear it up. Joyride stays one step ahead in the racing news game by keeping a keen eye on where the racing season is headed.RAY EVERNHAM: RAY REVERHAM, Jackson Storm’s crew chief, and an expert at training in the cutting edge technology and tactics being used by the next-gen racers. From his humble beginnings on the Piston-Cup circuit to the glitzy sponsorship and media attention, the champion racer now serves as crew chief for his nephew, Cal Weathers.KYLE PETTY: CAL WEATHERS. Gorvette, whose number of top-ten finishes remains unmatched, may have hung up his racing tires—but his heart remains on the track. A mid-season replacement, Swervez is a quick learner who pushes himself to the limit.BUBBA WALLACE: Next-gen stock car racer BUBBA WHEELHOUSE, a fast and tenacious young racer who knows how to win.DARRELL WALTRIP: DARRELL CARTRIP. His ability to succeed at all levels turned hoods wherever he raced.RICHARD “THE KING” PETTY: Returns to the role of STRIP “THE KING” WEATHERS. The veteran racer finds himself taking a step back to make room for the next generation on the track.MIKE JOY: On-the-spot radio talk show host MIKE JOYRIDE. Spokes weaves her way into the middle of the action for in-the-moment interviews, and she’s not afraid to ask racers the tough questions.HOWARD AUGUSTINE “HUMPY” WHEELER JR: Iconic Dinoco team owner TEX DINOCO. Racelott’s blend of skills, track smarts and top-of-the-line technology make this rookie a real contender.RYAN BLANEY: Third-generation racer RYAN “INSIDE” LANEY.
Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #CANTWAIT.CAN’T WAIT! A Movie Lover’s Podcast by Moviefone celebrates Hollywood’s guiltiest pleasures by taking a fresh look at critically ignored movies and giving them a second chance at life. Among other topics discussed: too much Chinese food, diarrhea theme songs, mystery characters, and confusing AF circus parties. When you live in a world of oblivious billionaires and binge-eating activist lawyers, who cares?!This week, we watched the Sandra Bullock / Hugh Grant rom-com, “Two Weeks Notice.” Sure, the title is technically missing an apostrophe, but nothing is missing from the undeniable chemistry between the movie’s stars. Maybe one day all the questions we have about this movie will be answered by its inevitable, completely unnecessary straight-to-Netflix sequel.Tune in next week for Tony’s pick: the 5% scientifically accurate “Timecop,” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, and Ron Silver.Listen to CAN’T WAIT! A Movie Lover’s Podcast Episode 14: ‘Two Weeks Notice’Total runtime: 55:27Subscribe to the CAN’T WAIT! Join Moviefone editors Tim Hayne, Rachel Horner, Phil Pirrello, and Tony Maccio as they extol the virtues and expose the failings (with love!) of nostalgic movies. Have a movie you really, really want us to watch and talk about? Posted February 23, 2017 by Moviefone StaffIs it “Two Weeks Notice” or “Two Weeks’ Notice”? podcast:iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherHave thoughts/feelings/feedback about the podcast?
And while studio Disney is being more conservative in its own estimates, pegging the flick for just over $100 million in its opening frame, that sum still places the movie in the upper echelon of all-time highest-grossing March releases, joining the ranks of blockbusters such as “Batman v. It’s already on pace to pass fellow Disney property “Finding Dory” in advance ticket sales, and its trailers and teasers have beaten out the likes of “Fifty Shades Darker” and “The Force Awakens” to capture single-day online viewing records. Superman: Dawn of Justice” ($166.1 million in 2016), “The Hunger Games” ($152.5 million in 2012), and “Alice in Wonderland” ($116.1 in 2010).That shouldn’t really come as a surprise, though, considering the excitement surrounding the remake. Now, all that remains to be seen is just how much cash the flick can conjure on its opening weekend.”Beauty and the Beast” opens on March 17.[via: The Hollywood Reporter] Posted February 23, 2017 by Katie RobertsIt’s a tale as old as time: When you have a huge star headlining a high-profile remake of a beloved fairy tale, big box office returns are likely. And according to early tracking, “Beauty and the Beast” is certainly well on its way to a huge opening weekend.According to The Hollywood Reporter, early reports have indicated that “Beauty” is on pace to make about $120 million on opening weekend next month. Plus, fans have already spotted a “Harry Potter” reference in the flick, and star Emma Watson’s considerable Potterhead fan base is no doubt eager to search for more.Watson recently spoke out about the immense pressure she’s feeling — both from fans and from herself — to get the part right, but it looks like she won’t have any trouble convincing moviegoers to give the film a shot.
Either way, it’s a fun little Easter egg for fans, and we can’t wait to see if there are any more in store.”Beauty and the Beast” opens on March 17.[via: Twitter] https://t.co/UTzZ1yK4oE
— Ryan Donovan (@rydontweets) February 22, 2017THERE IS A HARRY POTTER REFERENCE IN BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MY LIFE IS COMPLETE. “I believe I have,” he replies. WHERES THE REMEMBRALL AT https://t.co/lmKdUbdTvw
— broadway belara (@belaradrevm) February 21, 2017@girlposts Monsieur Jean needs a remembrall pic.twitter.com/3UkUJGXfvm
— Jenna (@JennaKramarczyk) February 21, 2017When there’s a nod to Harry Potter in a Beauty & the Beast remake and your inner child just CAN’T. “Have you lost something?” Belle asks him. — Alex Ankrim (@AlexAnk14) February 22, 2017There’s been no word from Disney on whether or not this was an intentional “Potter” reference, though we can’t help but think that Watson’s involvement in both exchanges is too big of a coincidence for it not to be. “The only problem is, I can’t remember what I’ve forgotten,” Neville says.Eagle-eyed “HP” fans didn’t let the similarity go undetected, though, and took to Twitter to point out the awesomeness of Watson’s two film worlds colliding.@MarcieSawyers OMG I ALSO JUST DISCOVERED A VERY SLY HARRY POTTER REFERENCE AT 0:26
— marcie sawyers (@MarcieSawyers) February 21, 2017WHO CAUGHT THAT NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM REFERENCE?! Posted February 23, 2017 by Katie RobertsEmma Watson will always be linked to her star-making role in the “Harry Potter” franchise, and her next huge flick is paying homage to that fact with a sly reference to her days as Hermione Granger.A few days ago, Disney released a clip of Watson crooning one of her character’s signature songs, “Belle,” in the studio’s upcoming remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” While we were busy being delighted by the actress’s singing voice and a bit disappointed by a few changes in the lyrics, we failed to notice that a small exchange of dialogue between Belle and one of the townsfolk in her provincial village was eerily similar to one Hermione had with Neville Longbottom in 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”In the “Beauty” clip, Belle is exchanging pleasantries with a man named Monsieur Jean, who’s looking a bit confused. “Problem is, I can’t remember what.”If that sounds vaguely familiar to you, it’s because it’s almost exactly like the conversation Hermione and Neville have in “Sorcerer’s,” in which Neville is showing off his Remembrall — a sphere that turns red when its owner has forgotten something — and sheepishly admits he has no idea why it’s red now.
It’ll stay with you.”Ugh is right! And I’ll tell you that it’s absolutely heartbreaking and devastating and it’s well worth the wait.”We’re not expecting to wait too long. Posted February 23, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe truth about Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death is coming soon to “This Is Us.”Justin Hartley (Kevin Pearson) previewed what’s ahead for Papa Pearson, warning us we won’t just be heartbroken, we’ll also be surprised.TMZ asked Hartley point-blank, “How did he die?” Of course, Hartley couldn’t just go and spoil the fate of his on-screen father, but he did say this of Jack’s fate:”You’ll find that out. There are only two episodes left, and the season finale may be when we get the news. It’s unexpected and it’s extremely heartbreaking and sad and deep and moving and, ugh, it’s painful. The show’s creator and an executive producer both recently teased what fans can expect in the final two episodes, and what will be held over for Season 2.Want more stuff like this? Many fans already have suspicions about how Jack died, but it’s possible they’re slightly or completely wrong.Hartley basically told Us Weekly that we should expect to be surprised by the reveal:”You’ll never guess it. Like us on Facebook. It’s painful.
Posted February 23, 2017 by Gina CarboneAlas, another fantastic season of “Project Runway: Junior” is coming to an end. Like us on Facebook. on Lifetime.Want more stuff like this? He pulled a Laurence Basse this season, and he and “Project Runway” Season 15-er Laurence should both get chances to redeem themselves on the next All Stars season. Hawwaa seems out of the running, since she barely beat Tieler James to be the fourth finalist, and the judges were not overly impressed with her mini collection.TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek from the finale — with the judges praising one of Izzy’s looks — and the site also posted a poll asking who should win. It’s possible Chris could eek out a win — he’s already winning the hilarious quote game — or maybe Izzy will be the runner-up or the dark horse to win. 23) the Season 2 finale will reveal the big winner to follow in Maya’s footsteps.Here are the four talented finalists:Chelsea Ma, 15Chris Russo, 17Izzy Kostrzewa, 16Hawwaa Ibrahim, 16If we had to guess, that’s the order we think this plays out. pic.twitter.com/rEyi3IBuCY
— Project Runway (@ProjectRunway) February 21, 2017Alyssa Milano of “Project Runway All Stars” stopped by the workroom for the finale, and that reminds us: Tieler should be cast on the next season of All Stars. So far, voters agree that it should be Chelsea. 23 at 9 p.m. (Many fans are still upset for Tieler, and also Molly O’Brien, who wasn’t even allowed to compete for the fourth spot.).@Alyssa_Milano stops by the #ProjectRunwayJunior workroom to let these designers know that they are all, All Stars! Tonight (Feb. Make it so! Chelsea already declared herself the one to beat, since she has had the most wins and times in the top, and she’s never been in the bottom. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ #ProjectRunwayJuniorpic.twitter.com/UCqiSQog74
— Project Runway (@ProjectRunway) February 17, 2017The “Project Runway” Season 2 finale airs Thursday, Feb.
Posted February 23, 2017 by Gina CarboneEvery time ABC shows Sandra Oh in a promo for the new season of “American Crime,””Grey’s Anatomy” fans react in unison: “Cristina!” Dr. Oh admitted, “At this point… The movie “Catfight” will be available through VOD and in a limited theatrical release on March 3.Want more stuff like this? So it means a lot to me.”Hoover pressed: Would she go back? on ABC. “Having said that, every so often… And you’re still Mer’s person!)Watch Oh discuss “Grey’s” at the very end of the clip: “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. “But I just don’t know. No, I don’t think so.” What about at the end of “Grey’s,” for the series finale? “I had spoken to Shonda about that,” Oh said. He needs you, girl! Like us on Facebook. Cristina Yang was a “Grey’s” OG, from the first season to Season 10. Yang is still very much missed.Sandra Oh was recently on “Access Hollywood Live” to promote her new movie “Catfight” with Anne Heche, and she was asked about ever returning to “Grey’s.”Kit Hoover mentioned a petition out there, with fans pushing creator Shonda Rhimes to bring Oh back as Cristina. As an actor, as an artist, it’s a full life that one has. It would have to feel right.”So you’re saying there’s a chance?Sounds like she might pull a Nina Dobrev and just come back for the finale. And as I look back to that time — which is extremely important and deeply meaningful to me — and it means a lot to me that a whole generation, a new generation of fans are discovering the show. “American Crime” Season 3, co-starring Sandra Oh, premieres March 12. (But can Owen? We’re now in Season 13, and Dr. “I gotta tell you right now, I’m so happy to promote ‘Catfight.'” She laughed. “Really?” Oh replied, sounding surprised. If so, we can live with that.
(“Pulp Fiction” used the n-word version.) Pair that with a weapon, and he saw something very different from TWD fans.As he told The Sheffield Star:”We were shocked when we came face to face with a new T-shirt with a racially explicit graphic and text. The graphic has a large American baseball bat, wrapped round with barbed wire, and covered with blood. Can you remember the last time people — not just TWD fans and Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but regular American humans on both sides of the political aisle — agreed on anything? Any offence caused by its design was wholly unintentional and Primark sincerely apologises for this. And in this context, it’s just a direct quote from “The Walking Dead” with direct imagery from the show.Well, he decided to contact Primark and complained to the point where they felt they should remove the shirt from sale. Posted February 23, 2017 by Gina CarboneHere’s the silver lining: Almost everyone commenting on this “The Walking Dead” T-shirt news thinks what happened was a ridiculous, out-of-context overreaction. This image relates directly to the practice of assaulting black people in America. It was fantastically offensive and I can only assume that no-one in the process of ordering it knew what they were doing, or were aware of its subliminal messages. But now several are overreacting on the other side, complaining about oversensitive liberals, even though plenty of liberals watch TWD and had no problem with the T-shirt.”The Walking Dead” Season 7 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. Here’s what Primark said in a statement (via BBC):”The T-shirt in question is licensed merchandise for the US television series, The Walking Dead, and the quote and image are taken directly from the show. So there’s that.Apparently what happened was a guy in Sheffield, England was at a Primark (U.K. department store) with his wife and they saw a “Walking Dead” T-shirt quoting Negan’s now infamous lineup quote: “Eeny Meeny Miny Moe,” with a picture of Lucille, the barbed-wire-covered baseball bat Negan uses to kill. on AMC.Want more stuff like this? Primark has removed the product from sale.”Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Negan, and he tweeted out a link to the story, including his own commentary on the state of humanity:Holy crap people are stupid. ‘Walking Dead’ Shirt Pulled From Stores After Complaint of Racism https://t.co/cpeIqcxTwJ
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) February 22, 2017Many fans agreed with JDM. Like us on Facebook. It is directly threatening of a racist assault, and if I were black and were faced by a wearer I would know just where I stood.”FACE PALMThe guy meant well, but context is everything. This guy’s mind went immediately to a dark time in history when the “Eeny meeny” rhyme included the n-word instead of the word tiger.
Whether it’s good or not is almost beside the point. PT on ABC) — which means it’s crunch time. That’s not an easy mix to pull off, and the filmmakers here do so effortlessly. It’s a movie about grief and mourning and the inadequacies of fatherhood and stewardship. More people need to see “Moonlight.” Especially now.Phil PirrelloWhat Will Win: “La La Land.” Since 2013, three of the last five films to win Best Picture were movies about Hollywood or Hollywood elements. Okay, back to being mad about things that actually matter!What Should Win: “Hidden Figures.” Controversial opinion alert! But it’s also unbelievable. Thankfully, it is pretty good.What Should Win: “Manchester by the Sea.” Yes, “Manchester by the Sea” is sad. Chances are good the Academy will continue to pat their backs with this trend and give the good (but very overrated in a “Crash” sort of way) “La La Land” the Oscar. Tim HayneWhat Will Win: “La La Land.” Don’t get me wrong, “La La Land” is a good movie, and a hell of a good time, but the instant consensus that its Best Picture-worthy was a tad premature — especially when you consider the other movies in this category. “Manchester by the Sea” being robbed of a Best Picture statue will be the real tragedy. Moving. And what 20-something-year-old girl in Los Angeles isn’t trying to become an actress? My biggest takeaway when I’m done watching a movie is how long I think about it after I leave the theater. Stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are Academy darlings, as is director Damien Chazelle at this point, and the movie being about Los Angeles — Hollywood, specifically — makes it a front-runner with Oscar voters. And the nominees for Best Picture are…”Arrival”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”Here, we share which movie we think will — and should — take home the Academy’s highest honor. It will likely inspire hipster subculture for the next 30 years, which is fine with me if it means dudes will dress better when going out on dates. Original. Relevant. The Academy loves a movie about itself, and given that “La La Land” is a love letter to the industry and the city it calls home, it’s a shoo-in. It’s funny and real and features some of the greatest performances from this or any other year.Yes, the movie can be overwhelmingly bleak at points, but there’s a charming lightness to it, too, thanks largely to writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s effortless storytelling and the movie’s brilliant, swaggering confidence. Rachel HornerWhat Will Win: Ugh, “La La Land.” I don’t mean to be such a member of the backlash, but the Oscar buzz around this movie makes me feel like I am taking crazy pills. “Manchester by the Sea” was great, but if I had a dollar for every white-man family struggle movie I’ve seen, let’s just say I wouldn’t have to work anymore. Folks like these are a dime a dozen, they just happen to succeed in this movie. Hollywood tends to celebrate films that champion Hollywood, and, boy, does “La La Land” — with its sunny optimism, perky starlets, and unwavering belief in the dream-making movie industry actually making those dreams come true. It’s muted and lacks the kind of flashy pyrotechnics that made “La La Land” such a standout. In a few years from now, “Manchester” will join “Goodfellas” and “Pulp Fiction” in the prestigious club of films that should have won the Academy Award over the film that did. And don’t even get me started on “La La Land.”Tony MaccioWhat Will Win: “Moonlight.” Despite “La La Land” getting much of the love early on, it may have burned a bit too bright — allowing “Moonlight” to gain some ground. I think “Hidden Figures” should win this year, but I know that there isn’t a chance in hell that it actually will. But only one will take it home.We’re inching closer to Hollywood’s biggest night — the 89th Academy Awards (Feb 26 at 7:00 p.m. But, in the world we live in today, excuse me if I can’t get emotionally attached to this white guy’s dream of opening a jazz bar. Those are just four words I would use to describe “Moonlight,” a film deserving of a Best Picture win, not just for its achievement in filmmaking but for the publicity the honor would deliver. Best take some time now to fill out your Oscars ballot and lock in your picks!Moviefone’s editors are checking off their choices for who will — and should — win in all the major categories. If Hollywood is ready to embrace diversity at the Oscars, this is the place to start.What Should Win: “Moonlight.” This film, which follows a young boy into adulthood as he struggles with a drug addict mother and his sexuality, is about as real is it gets in this year’s Best Picture race. This indie darling stands out amongst this year’s nominees with a marriage of great cinematography and heartfelt storytelling.Drew TaylorWhat Will Win: “La La Land.” “La La Land” is a good movie. ET / 4 p.m. Oh, and it’s already nabbed Golden Globe, BAFTA, and a Critics Choice awards for being the best movie of 2016.What Should Win: “Moonlight.” Powerful. It was a fine movie, and Hollywood loves a movie that celebrates them. All the performances are excellent, the music is terrific, and director Damien Chazelle was able to romanticize Los Angeles without being totally blind to its more disreputable elements.But the reason that “La La Land” will win Best Picture has more to do with the voters’ love affair with themselves than the movie’s merits. Well, I saw “Hidden Figures” over a month ago and I’ve basically spent every day since thinking about how amazing it made me feel. When this gut-punch of a drama isn’t taking you emotionally complicated and trying places, it makes you belly laugh. Posted February 23, 2017 by Phil PirrelloNine films are nominated for the Best Picture Oscar this year. What Should Win: “Manchester by the Sea.” The best compliment I can give this movie is that I wish I made it.
The Eye seems to see them and walks towards them, eventually reaching out and touching them, before they blink back to Summerland.Who Is the Devil With the Yellow Eyes?While the Devil with the Yellow Eyes, the bloated, phantasmagoric boogeyman from David’s subconscious, has been referenced before, it had been only fleetingly. It’s an abrupt cliffhanger of an ending, made all the more tantalizing by the circumstances that surround it. Unbeknownst to him, Amy is being tortured with leeches. The kitchen meltdown occurred right after Philly discovered that David was using and David was on a number of psychotropic drugs at Clockworks, the scene of his most violent psychic episode (one that resulted in the death of Lenny). And what are his abilities, exactly. Later in this episode, he’s sedated in an effort to control his abilities from interfering in their “memory work” (can we briefly pause to talk about how awesome Jeremie Harris is as memory master Ptonomy Wallace?), but the powers only seem to become more intense. And in it’s in that same space that this episode continues. So what happened to him? So I guess the title card will be different each episode and that is really, really neat.How Cool Is That ‘X’ Window?Another design flourish that is really exploited this episode is a circular window in Summerland that has an “X” on it. Posted February 22, 2017 by Drew TaylorWelcome back to our ongoing “Legion” recap series, this time taking a look at episode 3 (or “Chapter 3”), which is the first episode of the season not written by series mastermind Noah Hawley (the teleplay is credited to Peter Calloway, who also wrote the episode that airs on March 8). I know I keep circling back to this idea, but if it’s true, it could be a true mind-blower. It’s a pretty subtle nod, especially if you’re watching the show and are unaware that it’s connected to “X-Men” at all, and another very real indication that the people who make this show are having a lot of fun.Does the Drug Have Something to Do With David’s Power?So here’s an interesting question: does the drug that David does with Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) somehow amplify his powers? Bird says that her husband and Cary (Bill Irwin) started Summerland with the man now known as The Eye. Was she being cheeky or is there something darker in Syd’s past? It’s exactly the same shape as the “X” in the “O” of the title, and it’s an obvious nod to Professor Xavier and his School for Gifted Youngsters (and the subsequent crime-fighting team X-Men). So what are the drugs doing, exactly, and is it possible they’re actually something that should be introduced into his treatment.What’s the Deal with The Eye?Another fascinating wrinkle introduced this week was the fact that The Eye (Mackenzie Gray), a mutant and member of Division 3, used to be one of the good guys. At the end of last week’s episode, it was revealed that Division 3 had captured David’s well-meaning sister Amy (Katie Aselton). It’s fascinating and it’s hard to think of another series that is this uninterested in momentum or drive. At the end of the episode, David is still unconscious, and Bird is rifling through his subconscious. It’s unclear, once again, whether or not the entire show is taking place inside David’s fractured psyche. Basically, David wants to go after the Division and free his sister, whereas Bird insists that he refine his powers before they attempt a rescue operation. His powers, ever evolving (sometimes dangerously so), eventually led him into the custody of an evil organization called Division 3. Now, this could just be a cheeky misdirect (and he wouldn’t be off-base for suggesting such a scenario), but it could also be true. Even more than Division 3, the Devil with the Yellow Eyes seems like the episode’s Big Bad, a character who is looming in the shadows and whose abilities and goals remain frustratingly out of focus. Can’t wait to find out.Oh, So There’s a Different Title Card Each Week?Last week, I talked about how cool the title card for the show was, with its slender font and eerie background choice. (It does make sense.) So the episode is, once again, concerned largely with going through David’s past via metaphysical transportation and other woo-woo weirdness.While it mirrors both of the previous hours in their investigatory tone and emphasis on David’s past, there are a few key takeaways from this week’s adventure, first and foremost that David wasn’t just dabbling in drugs like we saw last week but was a full-on, self-described “junkie.” In fact, the kitchen meltdown, the one where all manner of kitchen appliances and household items, were psychically smashed about, was the result of David’s girlfriend Philly (Ellie Ariaza) finding out about his addiction. Imagine if we get to the last episode of the season and it flashes back to David in Clockworks (or even earlier) and the entire thing has been in his mind? It’s just sort of content to hang out, put on some Pink Floyd, and see where things go. It’s in Summerland that David has been accessing past memories in an attempt to understand and better control his psychic abilities. She was raised in the city, on “the 34th floor.” She makes note that her mom was “famously smart” and that instead of shaking up with men, “We kept their heads instead.” Now that last part caught me. How did he go from peace-loving beatnik to murderous thug? It’s also where he gets to hang out with his cute mutant girlfriend Syd (Rachel Keller), who has the ability to swap bodies (more on that in a minute). For those who remember, Hawley wrote almost all of the first season of “Fargo” and a good chunk of the second season. Bird (Jean Smart), absconded with David and brought him back to a compound called Summerland. At the end of the episode, David is sedated, but won’t wake up. He’s clearly got more stuff going on during the production of “Legion,” so his contributions are likely to be fewer and farther between. The noose tightens.So What Happened This Week?What’s interesting about “Legion,” as a series, is that thus far it’s been as invested in backstory and looking into the past of its central character, as it has been in driving the narrative forward. David is also very, very powerful, with one mutant noting that he was able to “teleport 600 fee through two solid walls.” At another point, Bird describes him as “maybe the most powerful mutant alive.” So there’s that. This week, the card is different. At one point in the episode, David and Syd astral project to wherever the Division has Amy. What’s good (and heartening if you subscribe to the television auteurist theory) is that the episode is just as weird and unsettling and chronologically upended as the last couple of hours have been.And obviously, there are questions. So let’s try to answer some of them, shall we?What Happened Last Week?Right, a recap: David (Dan Stevens, who amps up the twitchy affectations considerably this hour) is a super-powerful mutant who had found himself confined to a psychiatric facility called Clockworks. Now why I ask if David will ever wake up is because Hawley has, repeatedly, suggested that the entire series takes place inside David’s mind. Fun!Also, we get to learn a little bit more about Syd. During this episode not only did we see a lot more of him, but other characters acknowledged and interacted with him. It’s the same font, but the context has been completely changed. (Again: their logo is super nifty.) David is detained, interrogated, and intensely threatened until a group of freedom-fighting mutants, led by Dr. It begins with Bird talking to a coffee machine (voiced by Jemaine Clement, who we learn is her husband), while David sits by a pier. There’s been speculation as to whether or not the character will be revealed to be a famous “X-Men” foe (most of the hypothesizing centers around the Shadow King), but whoever he is, he’s creepy as hell and we need to learn more.Will David Ever Wake Up?
With all the reshoots for “Rogue One,” a lot of scenes and bits were left on the cutting room floor. or they may not. But who knows if they make any sense in the finalized version of the movie?Want more stuff like this? Posted February 22, 2017 by Kelly Woo”Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is coming to Blu-ray and DVD soon — but without any new chapters.Disney and Lucasfilm announced that the blockbuster movie will be available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, with a Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and on demand release to follow on April 4.The release includes featurettes on Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, K2-SO, and other characters; in-depth looks at the practical and digital effects; as well as an intriguing epilogue about to “‘Star Wars’ stories yet to be told.”It does not include any deleted scenes nor an audio commentary from director Gareth Edwards. Like us on Facebook. As for deleted scenes, they may also be available later … The latter may come later, like Disney did with J.J. Abrams for the “Force Awakens” 3-D release.
But it’s gone the other way.Ron: We always liked the idea that there was no romance in the story. Certain humor can play differently but Moana really plays universally as someone you care about and root for.Osnat: I showed the film in Fiji and it wasn’t even done yet and they didn’t speak English but the kids would be screaming laughing everytime Hei-Hei showed up. Some, at the highest point, are 15 feet above sea level. And yet at the same time these things, you want them to work universally for people all over the world. Posted February 22, 2017 by Drew TaylorWalt Disney Animation Studios had a phenomenal 2016. I’ll stand behind it. It’s slightly irreverent what he brought into the film and [it] gave us permission to continue down that road because he’s from that culture and he taught us how to keep humor in the movie. Can you talk about that?Ron: I think so. And we were kind of afraid of it because it seemed kind of risky. So Taika’s draft reflected that. It’s been really gratifying. People, when they would first come to a new island, in terms of the great migration, wouldn’t be that respectful of nature to begin with. Of course her aunt made the movie. We recognized that was sort of a dated idea, like, Because I’m not a boy I have to try harder and prove myself more. They have a relationship with nature that we tried to capture in the film that has an organic quality that we could all learn from today.Ron: One thing I didn’t know that was a little surprising, but makes sense, when we were talking to people … It was the cherry on top of an incredible year, and one that I cannot wait to watch again on home video (it’s available now on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray March 7).To help celebrate “Moana’s” home video debut, I went to the newly renovated Walt Disney Animation Studios, still located in the famous “hat building” that was constructed after the Disney Renaissance of the late-’80s/early-’90s. And that’s huge.Ron: You just feel it, when you’re there. We weren’t that familiar with him and, then we realized he was part of “Flight of the Conchords.” We had a rough outline of the basic storyline. We wanted them in the core creative team. They would tend to exploit the resources but on an island, as soon as you do that, they learned really fast what the world is learning a little bit slower, because the effects were immediate. And the effects of the opposite were immediate too — if you nurture the land, if you take care of it, if you respect it, you can sustain existence.Osnat: That got built into the rituals and into the taboos and into the actual culture. But he brought a lot to it in terms of cultural richness that translated later and stayed in the film.”Moana” is out now on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray on March 7th. There was never an aspect of that. Then, by the time it came out, it had a symbolism to it because of world events that we weren’t expecting.Osnat: As a woman in an industry not known for its inclusion in the past, it’s not a big surprise that there was conversation about her being a strong female protagonist and I’m glad there was. We knew he was too busy.Osnat: As he likes to joke, he had two kids and did three movies in the time he would have been on the movie. They make us part of nature that we’re living in rather than being in opposition to it and just being able to use it for ourselves. In each place, it’s the adventure or something else.Ron: Her character always resonates strongly. This is basically the story except that she did have six brothers and the situation had more of that aspect. And the idea of this person with compassion and courage together is uniquely our heroine.It’s obviously going to mean so much to young women and young women of color to see them represented like this.Ron: It has.Osnat: My niece in Israel won’t go to school until she’s dressed in her Moana costume and gotten her photo taken. If you go too specific will people in one place relate to it but people in another place won’t relate to at all? You can feel it.What has it been like taking the movie around the world?Ron: It’s been great. In addition to releasing “Zootopia,” the surprisingly topical animated detective movie, genuine box office juggernaut (with over $1 billion globally), and current Best Animated Feature Oscar frontrunner, they released, later in the year, “Moana,” the beautiful tale of female empowerment and seafaring conquest. We didn’t know but we figured it was worth doing. Spending time in the islands did highlight something that is very important.Osnat: There are islands that are at the forefront of what is happening. Which is always true — the more specific you make it the more relatable and universal it became.Osnat: Every culture identifies with a certain part of it. We wanted a strong protagonist. There are atolls and islands that are basically at sea level. She’s got big black curly hair and looks just like her. The movie is really relatable. It was a really great version of the beats we had then. That was five years ago.Ron: We were really happy with the script and it got the movie going.Osnat: He left because he directed three movies!Ron: We knew that Taika wasn’t the writer who was going to stay in the building, which you have to do, and work with the story artists and be a part of it in the recording sessions. The story led but within all of that, we wanted to do it right. All of the female protagonists that we’d worked on before, there was an element of a love story. We wanted to have conversations with the people who inspired the movie. Taika was the first writer on the movie. We’re always thinking story.Osnat Shurer: But we were conscious of making a whole character. She looks stunning. But he’s a really great writer and we had a script reading that got the movie made.Osnat: He likes to joke that “The part that I wrote that’s still in the movie is EXT: OCEAN – DAY.” But the truth is that he brought a spirit of very specific Pacific Island humor. I’m already in a world where it’s not radical. But it’s an animated movie. This was in Italy. It’s the same with “Moana.” It’s sort of like events converged and that aspect of it became the most important part of it. It was here that select journalists got to sample the disc’s special features, say hello to members of the production team (it’s always good to chat with veteran animator Eric Goldberg, who contributed the “Mini Maui” character to “Moana”) and talk to some of the people who brought “Moana” to life.I sat down with co-director Ron Clements, the man responsible for such animated classics as “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin,” and his producer on “Moana,” Osnat Shurer, who ushered a number of memorable Pixar short films to the screen (including “One Man Band” and “Lifted”), about what it was like to show “Moana” to the world, what the movie’s political undertones mean today, and what, exactly, “Thor Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi’s first draft of the script was like. But she fully identifies with her.The movie has a great environment theme that also seems to resonate now more than ever.Ron: It has a little more resonance in light of recent events but it was always a part of the story. The fact of the inclusion in the film, both of her as a female protagonist of the indigenous culture that inspired movie, that is for us, just the right way to do things. In Japan, they are drawn to the cuteness and the sweetness and of course her relationship with her grandmother. There’s this weird thing where if it’s a female protagonist you’ve got to make her whole in and of herself. This idea that nature is personified, that the ocean knows what you’re doing, that you apologize to a tree before you cut it down, these indigenous ideas, they create a different relationship with nature. We really, really did connect with the people of the islands and we wanted the people of the islands to recognize themselves and recognize their culture and connect with the movie. I was in Italy on an earlier tour before I went with the directors and one of the reporters was, in Italian, going, “The grandmother, the grandmother …” And it was so real to him. It was like, How are people going to react to this? But it doesn’t feel like that. But I do look forward to a time when the creative decision makers in a room are 50/50 no matter who the story is about. I showed it on a turned-around cloth on a wall in a pavilion.As a huge fan of his, I wanted to know what Taika Waititi’s draft of the movie was like. (John Musker, Ron’s partner-in-crime, was out sick on the day that the media event was held.)The last time I spoke to you guys, it was before the movie had opened and there was a lot of hope about a movie that was led by such a strong female character would open in a country also led by a strong female. Things didn’t go that way, and it makes the movie more important.Ron Clements: There’s a serendipity with both “Moana” and “Zootopia.” When “Zootopia” was first starting out, the movie was interesting but it wasn’t as relevant.
The movie, about a young black man (Daniel Kaluuya) who travels with his girlfriend (Allison Williams) to her predominantly white neighborhood and uncovers something altogether unpleasant going on, that will scare you one minute and have you howling with laughter the next.It was enough to make us wonder what inspired the movie, which is exactly what we asked Peele at a recent press day for the film. Posted February 22, 2017 by Drew TaylorIf you’ve ever watched “Key and Peele,” then you know that Jordan Peele is a genius. He filled us in on all of the movies that proved essential references for “Get Out” and talked about his future in the horror genre.”Get Out” is out this Friday. But until you see “Get Out,” the scary-funny horror gem that Peele wrote and directed (in theaters this Friday), you have no idea how much of a genius he really is.
And it will certainly be dealt with in the last two episodes of the season. I mean, the only thing I can tell you is that as it plays out — and as it will play out over the final episode of the season — there will be enough information for people to draw their own conclusions about that. (There is no new episode Feb. Kevin and Sophie’s relationship deepens on the night of his play’s premiere. And when? What is Ben thinking? Will he break from the family, or specifically Rebecca (Mandy Moore)?Also, here’s part of executive producer Ken Olin’s Q&A with EW after last week’s episode, “Jack Pearson’s Son,” since it relates to the final two episodes ahead, including the Jack/Rebecca drama with Ben (Sam Trammell), and the fallout of Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) play walk-out:What kind of repercussions will Kevin experience in his career for walking out on the play? And he starts making a bunch of choices and decisions that will affect us going into season 2.That sounds a bit ominous … 28, thanks to Trump’s speech to Congress.)Series creator Dan Fogelman talked to Entertainment Weekly after the Feb. And then by the end of the season, it reaches a pretty critical mass. We’re still figuring that all out.What does Randall, who’s still recovering from a breakdown, pull away from this experience, once the veil of grief is lifted?I think you’ll see a lot of that in our next episode, and then really bleeding heavily into next season. What is Rebecca thinking? What do I do with what just happened in this year I’ve just spent with this man so that I just don’t go back to the same old existence? But it’s like anything in terms of relationships; part of it has to do with who’s perceiving it and why are they perceiving it a certain way. Posted February 22, 2017 by Gina CarboneWhat now? It’s a little different than the Jack situation in that any time you’re exploring the Pearson family in the past, Jack was in that story. How many? William’s character only entered Randall’s family’s story in the last year, so there’s less of a backstory there. But how will this work with Ron? Is there a scene coming up in which he will run into Morris Chestnut and pitch him a double Manny situation?Well, I’m not going to tell you what happens, but definitely we’re going to deal with it. Fans are still sobbing from “Memphis” (did you need to use Milo’s note?) but we know the truth behind Jack’s death is coming, and pretty soon.Here’s ABC’s synopsis for the March 7 episode, “What Now?”:”The entire Pearson family gathers at Randall’s for an unusual party. In the immediacy of the episode, Randall is trying to figure out exactly what your question is, which is: How do I honor his legacy? Better head to Costco and get a lifetime supply of Kleenex.Want more stuff like this? Kate struggles to open up to Toby about her father’s death. You will not see him in the finale, but only because it’s a very Jack and Rebecca-centric episode. Episode 17, “What Now?” airs March 7, then the finale, reportedly titled “Moonshadow,” airs March 14. And it will take us to the end of the season, and the events that take place in the finale definitely are the things that are going to carry over in terms of next year, and where we’ll pick them up and how they’re doing.That wait for Season 2 is not going to be fun. And the lesson that’s clearly imparted in this episode to Randall is, “Time is limited, you are good, you’ve already won, and it’s okay to open your windows a little bit and let it down.” And maybe that’s the final gift that one father gave — that was a big part of a different father’s journey, which was to try and teach Randall to find his balance, and maybe this is something that can really help break Randall open a little bit. You know the answer is that you’ll be crying again, so prepare accordingly.There are only two episodes left to the first season of NBC’s breakout hit. That’s what “This Is Us” fans may be asking after last night’s emotional gut punch, “Memphis,” and it also happens to be the name of the next episode. Brown) storyline for Season 2. Tensions are high between Jack and Rebecca as she leaves on tour with her band.”After that, we only have the Season 1 finale, and Fogelman just said it’s “a very Jack and Rebecca-centric episode,” which makes us nervous. He’s clearly a man who’s lived a very structured existence, and he’s a man who’s all things to all people. The ramifications of Kevin leaving the show will definitely be played out, and it’s going to be played out in ways that are expected — and maybe some ways that aren’t expected.Even if Ben isn’t nefariously plotting something, it just seems that there’s more than a musical connection there.You’ll just have to wait and see. Like us on Facebook. Also, will he still be a regular, and will we see him in the final two episodes of this season?You will see him in the next episode. And we’re going to get enough information by the end of the season that people will have to draw their own conclusions about whatever their chemistry is. what is Randall going to choose to do? Where is this a product of Jack’s insecurities and where is he really perceiving something accurately?What can you hint about the direction and intensity of this [Jack/Rebecca/Ben] storyline in the rest of the season?It starts to ramp up. It means that if you’re going into his past more, you’re probably preceding his entrance into Randall and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and the kids’ lives — which we will do as well, but he’s going to remain a substantial part of the series. 21 episode, and in doing so he teased some of Randall’s (Sterling K. He’s going to remain a big part of the show. On the good news front, it sounds like we’ll be seeing more of William (Ron Cephas Jones), even though we just lost him, in a similar way to how we keep seeing Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) even though we know he dies at some point when The Big Three are teens.Here’s part of Fogelman’s Q&A with EW:You’ve said that you plan on keeping Ron on the show, and we’ve seen a model for such a thing with Milo (Ventimiglia). […] And then in 17 and 18, it becomes certainly not only a more significant story, but it becomes really significant in terms of Jack and Rebecca’s relationship.
He realizes the world has changed, and his two childhood friends are now billionaires running his father’s corporation. “Danny just wants to do the right thing,” Jones says, “but he has this fire in him.” That fire comes from spending the past 15 years in a monastery training to be a warrior and getting a “tattoo” that “is not exactly a tattoo — it’s the mark of the Iron Fist.”Check out the sneak peek:As Jones explains, “There’s a force that runs through the universe, the fire of the fist, and Danny can ignite it. The 13 episodes will be available for streaming starting March 17.Want more stuff like this? Loras Tyrell. Tell me who you are. Like us on Facebook. Businessman. Finn Jones is all, and in a new behind-the-scenes sneak peek of “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” the “Game of Thrones” alum explains his new character’s backstory and mythology.Bury your mother. Bury your father. Posted February 22, 2017 by Gina CarboneWarrior. I am The Iron Fist.In the Netflix series, we follow Danny Rand as he comes back to New York after being gone for 15 years. Iron Fist. Danny Rand. Danny has been told his whole life that there’s a mythological dark force in the world, and he didn’t really believe that they were real.” But now the dark force seems to have infested Rand, and it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad.You should also check out the official trailer, and this sneak peek introducing “Iron Fist” ally Colleen Wing.”Marvel’s Iron Fist” is the fourth in Netflix’s series of shows leading up to “The Defenders” crossover miniseries. They don’t believe it’s really Danny to begin with — thinking the real Danny Rand is dead. Monk.
I don’t think she would have gotten nominated without it. But at least she loved “Hell or High Water.”The Academy member shared her take on every category, but here are two, just as examples.Best PictureI hated Arrival — it just sucked. I loved the first half of Lion, but I felt like a different director and cinematographer made the second half. I didn’t like Fences because they just filmed the play — I wanted to see the guy go into the jazz club and play his music, the girl who’s having his baby, his kid on the football field. It ain’t pretty.Every year, The Hollywood Reporter prints the brutally honest ballot of an anonymous Academy member. I hated Jackie so much — it was just shallow crap — so no Natalie Portman. (You may recall last year’s ballot bashing “The Revenant” and “ridiculous” Leonardo DiCaprio.)This year they picked a woman in the actor’s branch who hated “Arrival” with a passion; also hated “Jackie”; ruled out Viola Davis in a protest vote against her placement in the wrong category; said Denzel Washington has played his “Fences” role a million times before; and felt Meryl Streep played her “Florence Foster Jenkins” role like a clown. But I think Denzel [Washington, its producer/director/star] decided that every word of the script [by the late August Wilson] was so precious that he wasn’t going to “mess” with it, and the movie suffered as a result. “I hated ____” comes up a lot, but she did actually like a few things beyond “Hell or High Water,” including Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic” and the Swedish film “A Man Called Ove.”The Oscars air this Sunday, Feb. Read the whole thing. Hell or High Water isn’t going to win, but it was my favorite, and it will be remembered as a true American classic.My vote
(1) Hell or High Water
(2) Manchester by the Sea
(3) La La Land
(4) Hacksaw Ridge
(5) MoonlightBest ActressI liked none of them. I thought Meryl [Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins] played it like a clown — she’s cute and adorable, but this woman didn’t matter to me in the end — but people are gaga over Meryl, and I think she solidified her nomination when she gave that speech at the Golden Globes. I thought Hidden Figures was wonderful — because it’s a great story, not because it was especially hard to tell. [Elle’s] Isabelle Huppert is an ice-cold actress, and I eliminated her because when you get attacked, beaten and raped, you’re not the same person afterward, but she was, and I wanted to slap her to try to get a reaction out of her. It’s time to go behind the curtain to see how the Oscars sausage is really made. That leaves me with Ruth Negga for Loving, who was fairly one-note, but engaging enough.My vote
Ruth Negga (Loving)Yeah, if a rape victim doesn’t react enough for you, better slap her around a bit more. Posted February 22, 2017 by Gina CarboneYikes. Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge were really very good, but I don’t think of them as a best picture. 26 on ABC. Anyway, if you want honest, you get honest here. That left me with Manchester by the Sea and Hell or High Water, two compassionate movies that were incredibly well written, directed and acted. It’s almost like a glorified Movie of the Week. The girl in La La Land [Emma Stone] is going to win because she’s adorable and everybody loves her, but I don’t think she was as wonderful as people are saying. La La Land was tremendously enjoyable, but not all that deep or memorable. Here’s the full list of nominations.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.