It does not work.The new Netflix original movie, co-starring Henry Cavill, Glen Powell, and Logan Marshall-Green, arrives on Netflix April 21.Here’s the synopsis:”Set in Iraq in 2003, ‘Sand Castle’ follows a group of American soldiers in the early days of the second Gulf War. bombs. Like us on Facebook. It’s here, in the streets, squares and schools that he discovers the true cost of war.”Watch the trailer:Want more stuff like this? Bearing witness to the heat and the horror is the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), who, together with several fellow soldiers, is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. But, as Ocre discovers, in an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, trying to win the hearts and minds of the locals is a task fraught with danger. He smashes his own hand in a door, over and over, with the hope of having an injury bad enough to keep him from combat in Iraq. Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneYou can tell Nicholas Hoult’s Private Matt Ocre is not one of those gung ho soldiers just seconds into the “Sand Castle” trailer.

(Why isn’t that last point making headlines?! Because this movie is terrible.)Tune in next week for Tim’s pick, ’90s teen witch revenge drama “The Craft,” starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, and all the candles available within the greater Los Angeles area.Listen to CAN’T WAIT! podcast:iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherHave thoughts/feelings/feedback about the podcast? Have a movie you really, really want us to watch and talk about? Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #CANTWAIT.CAN’T WAIT! Oh, right. A Movie Lover’s Podcast Episode 15: ‘Timecop’Total runtime: 60:08Subscribe to the CAN’T WAIT! Posted March 2, 2017 by Tim Hayne”Where we’re going, we don’t need scientific accuracy,” is a line someone should have uttered in the subject of this week’s podcast, 1994’s “Timecop,” a movie that explains time travel by way of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s mullet and windowless cars that resemble fast-moving garbage.Yes, we’re tackling Tony’s pick, and by “tackling” we mean “beating to a bloody pulp.” Among the topics discussed are: the JCVD school of acting, jokes that aren’t jokes, unsettling nudity, high kicks & high splits, and how “Timecop” — despite all its shortcomings — somehow managed to predict a Trump presidency. 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. 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.

Fun fact: She’s the real-life daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who now plays adult Sheldon’s mom. Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneCan we get a big ol’ “Bazinga”? According to TVLine, CBS is casting “Big Little Lies” star Iain Armitage in “The Big Bang Theory” spinoff about young Sheldon.Armitage currently plays Ziggy, son of Shailene Woodley’s character Jane, in the HBO series “Big Little Lies.” Ziggy has a fairly substantial role in the miniseries, and the young star is definitely one to watch.TVLine had previously mentioned that CBS was “quietly” casting for the role of young Sheldon, seeking an actor age 8-to-11 to play “confident,” “arrogant, “short-tempered,” “fiercely ritualistic,” “socially awkward, once-in-a-generation genius” who lives in East Texas with his mother.Zoe Perry will reportedly play young Sheldon’s mother. Like us on Facebook. CBS has yet to formally place a pilot order for the Sheldon series, but adult Sheldon Jim Parsons is set to executive produce, and it seems pretty inevitable.In the meantime, the fate of the original show is still in question as the network and production company try to finalize the contracts of the actors. If Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are paid to their satisfaction, then fans can look forward to a two-season order of Season 11 and Season 12.Want more stuff like this?

The Night Manager
RatsBest New Media Television Series:
Marvel’s Daredevil
Marvel’s Luke Cage
The Man in the High Castle
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Stranger ThingsBest Actor on a Television Series:
Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Arrow
The Flash
SupergirlBest Presentation on Television:
Channel Zero
Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Robot: Season 2.0
Salem’s Lot
Versailles: Season One
Star Trek: The Animated SeriesBest Collection on DVD / BD:
Buster Keaton Shorts Collection 1917-23
Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection
Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast
Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection
Pioneers of African American Cinema
The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy CollectionBest Local Live Stage Production:
Amadeus (L.A. Robot
UndergroundBest Superhero Adaptation Television Series:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Theatre Works)
Chen Ying Rescues the Orphan (Chinese Yu Opera)
The Fantasticks (Pasadena Playhouse)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (3D Theatricals)
Moby Dick (South Coast Repertory)
A View From the Bridge (Ahmanson Theatre)Want more stuff like this? Evil Dead
The Exorcist
Fear the Walking Dead
Teen Wolf
The Vampire Diaries
The Walking DeadBest Action/Thriller Television Series:
Animal Kingdom
Bates Motel
Designated Survivor
The Librarians
Mr. Evil Dead)
Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series:
Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Roanoke)
Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead)
Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Candice Patton (The Flash)
Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Roanoke)
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)Best Younger Actor on a Television Series:
K.J. “Captain America: Civil War” got eight, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” got seven, and “Arrival” and “The Jungle Book” got six.Ryan Reynolds’s “Deadpool” was ignored by the Oscars, but the Saturn Awards nominated him as Best Actor in a Film, and put “Deadpool” up for Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release.The 43rd annual Saturn Awards will be handed out June 28 in Burbank, CA.Here’s the full list of nominations, via Comic-to-Motion Picture Release:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Suicide Squad
X-Men: ApocalypseBest Science Fiction Film Release:
Independence Day: Resurgence
Midnight Special
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Trek BeyondBest Fantasy Film Release:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
A Monster Calls
Pete’s DragonBest Horror Film Release:
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Conjuring 2
Don’t Breathe
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Train to Busan
The WitchBest Action / Adventure Film Release:
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
The Legend of Tarzan
The Magnificent Seven
The Nice GuysBest Thriller Film Release:
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Accountant
The Girl on the Train
Jason Bourne
Hell or High Water
The Shallows
SplitBest Actor in a Film:
Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange)
Chris Pratt (Passengers)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Mark Rylance (The BFG)
Chris Pine (Star Trek Beyond)
Matthew McConaughey (Gold)Best Actress in a Film:
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
Taraji P. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)
Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)Best Film Editing:
Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt (Captain America: Civil War)
John Gilroy, Colin Goudie, Jabez Olssen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Stefan Grube (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Michael Kahn (The BFG)
Mark Livolsi (The Jungle Book)
Joe Walker (Arrival)Best Film Production Design:
Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg (The BFG)
Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Stuart Craig (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Guy Hendrix Dyas (Passengers)
Owen Paterson (Captain America: Civil War)
Charles Wood (Doctor Strange)Best Film Music:
Michael Giacchino (Doctor Strange)
Michael Giacchino (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
James Newton Howard (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Thomas Newman (Passengers)
John Willians (The BFG)Best Film Costume Designer:
Colleen Atwood (Alice Through the Looking Glass)
Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Alexandra Byrne (Doctor Strange)
David Crossman, Glyn Dilloin (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Sang-gyeong Jo (The Handmaiden)
Joanna Johnston (The BFG)Best Film Make-Up:
Jeremy Woodhead (Doctor Strange)
Nicky Knowles (Fanatastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Amy Byrne (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow (Star Trek Beyond)
Allan Apone, Jo-Ann MacNeil, Marta Roggero (Suicide Squad)
Charles Carter, Rita Ciccozzi, Rosalina Da Silva (X-Men: Apocalypse)Best Film Special / Visual Effects:
Louis Morin, Ryal Cosgrove (Arrival)
Joe Letteri, Joel Whist (The BFG)
Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould (Doctor Strange)
Tim Burke, Christian Manz, David Watkins (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book)
John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)Best Independent Film Release:
Eye in the Sky
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
La La Land
The Ones Below
RememberBest International Film Release:
The Handmaiden
In Order of Disappearance
The Mermaid
Shin Godzilla
Under the ShadowBest Animated Film Release:
Finding Dory
Kingslaive: Final Fantasy XV
ZootopiaBest Science Fiction Television Series:
The 100
The Expanse
Falling Water
WestworldBest Fantasy Television Series:
Game of Thrones
The Good Place
The Magicians
PreacherBest Horror Television Series:
American Horror Story: Roanoke
Ash vs. Chicken
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
Gog 3D
It Came From Outer Space
Donovan’s Brain
Time After TimeBest Television Release on DVD / BD:
Banshee: The Final Season
Hannibal: The Complete Series Collection
Mr. Like us on Facebook. Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneEnough about the Academy Awards. Evil Dead)
Mike Colter (Marvel’s Luke Cage)
Charlie Cox (Marvel’s Daredevil)
Grant Gustin (The Flash)
Sam Heughan (Outlander)
Freddie Highmore (Bate’s Motel)
Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)Best Actress on a Television Series:
Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Kim Dickens (Fear the Walking Dead)
Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Roanoke)
Winona Ryder (Stranger Things)Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series:
Linden Ashby (Teen Wolf)
Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl)
Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones)
Ed Harris (Westworld)
Lee Majors (Ash vs. It’s time to give maximum effort to the Saturn Awards, aka Nerd Oscars.The genre awards show just released its 43rd annual nominations, and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” led the pack with 11 nods. AMC had the most TV nods at 13, followed by The CW with 12, then Netflix with 11, and HBO at 9.On the movie front, “The BFG” and “Doctor Strange” both got 10 nominations. On the TV front, “The Walking Dead” slayed all with seven nominations, followed by “Westworld” with six, and “American Horror Story: Roanoke” with five. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Jennifer Lawrence (Passengers)
Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)Best Supporting Actor in a Film:
Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War)
Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Beyond)
Christopher Walken (The Jungle Book)Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War)
Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)
Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad)
Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)
Betty Buckley (Split)
Bryce Dallas Howard (Gold)Best Performance by a Younger Actor:
Ruby Barnhill (The BFG)
Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople)
Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)
Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)
Neel Sethi (The Jungle Book)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)Best Film Direction:
Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange)
Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book)
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War)
Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse)
Steven Spielberg (The BFG)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)Best Film Screenplay:
Melissa Mathison (The BFG)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (Deadpool)
Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Apa (Riverdale)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Max Charles (The Strain)
Alicia Debnam-Carey (Fear the Walking Dead)
Lorenzo James Henrie (Fear the Walking Dead)
Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)Best Guest Performance on a Television Series:
Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf)
Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl)
Anthony Hopkins (Westworld)
Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story: Roanoke)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)
Dominique Pinon (Outlander)Best Animated Series or Film on Television:
Bojack Horseman
Family Guy
The Little Prince
The Simpsons
Star Wars: Rebels
TrollhuntersBest DVD / BD Release:
Dog Eat Dog
The Girl
The Lobster
The Man Who Knew Infinity
The Wailing
Tales of HalloweenBest DVD / BD Special Edition Release:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition
The Hills Have Eyes Limited Edition
The Iron Giant Signature Edition
Phantasm Remastered
Raising Cain
Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome EditionBest Classic Film Release on DVD / BD:
The Ghost and Mr.

So we definitely try to evolve, but only because we kind of keep going back and making sure that we’re good. Who knows? It’s an interesting balancing act.Is there something that you know you can do to make him laugh hard, and vice versa?Yes, any time I raise my voice or scream, he finds that very funny. So I’ve really been enjoying that process as an extension of what my sort of writer/producer sort of skill set or interest. Is it going to affect the way you’re writing?It’s definitely something that Jonathan Krisel, our writer/director, brought up earlier. You could talk about our men’s rights movement, and think that, I don’t know if the real life is funnier, I think it’s somewhat more tragic. Our mission is to make a good show. Or we have like Damian Lillard from The Blazers, or the band Run the Jewels. You don’t want stasis.So it is kind of this balancing act of sort of keeping something that just feels solid, something from which to deviate, that is essentially your point of view or your sensibility, but then making sure that from that, that the choreography can change.At this point, what’s the ratio of concepts that are like, “That’s a version of something that really happened,” and “That’s just an idea that we ran with because it made us laugh just talking about the notion?”Often it starts with something that we’ve culled from real-life observations. But perhaps the characters, through them we can elaborate on some of our own fears and anxieties right now. Sometimes I think when they say goodbye to people, that’s a permanent door-close.Have you had much room for music?Yeah. Someone like Claire Danes or Laurie Metcalf. Only Fred would get a writers’ room with a bathroom in the middle of the room. But again, I think you’re always trying to sort of solidify the foundation.So you kind of have to go back and make sure that’s solid, and then from there, I think it’s a real trust fall to get to experiment and grow with someone. We continue to just be fortunate in terms of who we get. It’s all over the place, but they all sort of make sense in our world.Is your collaboration with Fred, is it a safe constant, or does it evolve? Stagnation just feels pernicious in terms of oneself, or any kind of relationship. But I think there is a real value that we place on imagination in the writers’ room, and being able to get to a place of absurdity or surrealism. That’s not even hyperbolic.Yeah, but we’ve always been lucky in terms of guest stars and collaboration, and people wanting a milieu in which to improvise and play. Certainly, people want to put “hipsters” and “liberals” and whatever they feel about that culture into a certain box. But writing is just as challenging as anything I do.”Portlandia” airs Thursdays on IFC. Which was it this time around?Carrie Brownstein: I think there’s a bit of both, because I think we value a certain insularity in the process of the show. I don’t know. And I’ve been directing more. Did that affect the way you were writing in this particular season? I don’t necessarily think that we can completely upend what we do. Playing live maybe has a sort of ease to it, even though the stakes always feel high. So I think it works. But I would love to. So I always try to keep that as part of my life.Is that a simple pleasure in your creative life?Oh, it’s definitely not simple! But he has some fallback bits that he does, that I think he knows I laugh at because I’m half annoyed that they still get me to laugh, yeah.What’s been taking up your time away from this show? Change has to be part of the equation. Posted March 2, 2017 by Scott Huver”Portlandia” star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein is still invested in exploring the absurdities of hipster culture — especially now that she feels we’re living in “the vernacular of the absurd.”At the ever-popular IFC Emmy and Peabody Award-winning sketch comedy series nears to a close of its seventh season, Brownstein admits that the show’s trademark off-kilter, often outrageous sensibility that both affectionately and savagely critiques a certain urban, socially sensitive lifestyle and philosophy may have an extra significance in the current historical moment characterized by culture wars marking the deep divide between left- and right-leaning Americans.But the absurdist humor, perfected by Brownstein and Fred Armisen, she promises Moviefone, is here to stay, because as she sees it, “it’s kind of the only way to make sense of everything.”Moviefone: So I’m curious: seven seasons in, I feel like maybe behind the scenes you do it either exactly the same as it’s always been, or you threw yourself some curve balls. Some of our writers are much more logic-, story-, narrative-based, and then you have Fred, who is a real champion of the tangent, and champion of the oddities. I think in some ways, we just have to keep approaching it from a creative standpoint. We know that it functions with a certain kind of specificity, with a certain kind of clumsiness, with a certain marginal outsider feel that we try to maintain.So yeah, we’re very nurturing about that, and kind of keeping that process the same in terms of writing and really trying to not take it for granted, because we do so many other things throughout the year. Sleater-Kinney put out a record I guess in 2015. I run into people all the time that say they would love to be on the show, and that we would be honored to have them, and then everyone’s busy, everyone’s on three shows. But then I think it’s important to have a sense of growth and dynamics, and bring a new perspective. I just finished one TV show, and I’m about to direct “Casual” at the end of this month. That to me seems just almost stifling, and the reality of it is stifling and more dangerous, and kind of more far-reaching than I think anything that we were even grappling with.And a totally opposite thing, Laurie Metcalf, who’s such a brilliant, funny actor who did two sketches on our show, which is amazing — that bathroom soundproofing thing, which is a weirdly relatable office culture situation, that was based on the office that we wrote in. I’m excited, I guess, for the journey.With the guest stars you’ve got this season, how many were recruited by you guys, and how many came to you and said, “Can I please come play?”It’s always a mix of both, and unfortunately, it just comes down to logistics. I feel like the Pfeffermans, they really bring people through their meat grinder and spit you out the other side. I do think that we’ve always thought of the show as having an earnestness, and not being mean-spirited, because we see ourselves within these characters. I don’t know — I feel like Fred can make me laugh almost all the time. But I also feel like Jill [Soloway] and all the writers are all so good at being true to the narrative of that show, and the growth of the characters. It’s really hard to sort of keep that in consideration. So I think there’s that as kind of a thinking, feeling person, but in terms of comedy, I was just re-reading Sontag’s “On Camp” and thinking about dethroning the serious, and just getting to a place where you can be serious about the frivolous, and frivolous about the serious, and it’s OK to get in there.And to be honest, I feel like we are in the vernacular of the absurd right now. Who knows? Has there been something front and center on your plate?I wrote a memoir the other year, and now I’m writing a series of essays. We try to do both.Is there anything in the current season where the actual story that inspired it is maybe even funnier than the sketch version?I don’t know if it’s funnier than the sketch version, per se. But I don’t want to forego humor or absurdism now, because in some ways, it’s kind of the only way to make sense of everything.I imagine with that affectionate satirizing that you do of the “Portlandia” culture, you don’t want the affection that you have to enable somebody else’s anger towards it.No, not at all. So, to me, I don’t necessarily want to let up on being pithy or let up on pointedness for the sake of sincerity, because we’ve always incorporated heart in the show. So I think that in some ways was funnier.I think if you could see inside of our brains, I bet we were thinking about the bathroom like three hours out of the day, just out of discomfort. So that kind of illogical, sometimes irrational thought, I think we really try to let that flourish in the room.I think there’s a checks and balances system. To me, it’s an exploration of identity, exploration of place, and the ways people discord.We do feel, I think, protective in some ways of just who we are and sort of seeing this weird, highly partisan kind of culture war right now, and you I think are more aware of vulnerable populations, and what people are fighting for, who feels disenfranchised. Directing to me is really wonderful and challenging.Have you ever gotten any hint that you might come back to “Transparent”?I don’t think so. Have you found an evolution in the way you guys work together?I think any partnership has to evolve. OK, there’s solid ground there. Anyway, I don’t even really love bathroom humor, but that really was ridiculous.Over the course of the season, when you were working on writing this, we’ve seen all these crazy socio-political divisions that have come up. We did a handful of shows in 2016, but mostly now I’ll just start writing.

It leads to a nice evening on a gym mat (and more sex).”First replacement cat kitsch and now chili mac and cheese. Richonne is having a very good second half to the season so far. Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneDon’t go thinking Maggie Rhee is the only one who misses Glenn on “The Walking Dead” Season 7. Like us on Facebook. Michonne cries.”When Michonne cries, we all cry.In case you need a refresher, here’s Glenn reaching out to the “dumbass” in the tank at the end of the first episode:Here’s the Episode 12 promo, and a sneak peek scene:Oh, and TSDF’s source also added this sexy date night note:”After hitting the [ready-to-eat] meal jackpot, Rick gives Michonne some chili mac and cheese that he found and she really digs it. While Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) search for guns for the Scavengers, Rick will recall one of his first friends, and saviors, in the walker apocalypse.Season 7, Episode 12, “Say Yes,” airs Sunday, March 5. The Spoiling Dead Fans had a Q&A with their reliable source to get details on what happens with Rick and Michonne’s supply run, and Rosita’s continued impatience to get going on the Negan kill plan.The source added this bittersweet note about Richonne and Glenn:”Rick tells Michonne the story of how he met Glenn, how Glenn saved his life but he couldn’t save his. Let’s hope it’s not foreshadowing of something bad.”The Walking Dead” Season 7 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.Want more stuff like this?

And there’s a ghost shark. What else do you want?Here’s the trailer:And here’s the official Disney synopsis:”Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. The fifth movie in the franchise brings back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner. Like us on Facebook. Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneCarina Smyth: “I’m not looking for trouble.”Jack Sparrow: “What a horrible way to live.””Ellen” just debuted Disney’s new trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” and it’s looking for all the right kind of trouble. Plus, the monkey is back. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.” Here’s the poster:”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” opens Memorial Day weekend, May 26th, 2017.Want more stuff like this? Sparrow dynamic, adding backstory to show how young Jack screwed over the captain, setting up still another rivalry for our (anti)hero.The trailer also shows more of young newbies Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth and Brenton Thwaites as Henry, and both characters play off Jack with the kind of saucy, naughty humor fans fell in love with back in 2003. It also adds a new villain in Javier Bardem’s Captain Armando Salazar, and the new trailer does a good job of setting up the Salazar vs.

There’s no official release date yet for “I, Tonya,” which started filming in January and already looks pretty fabulous.Want more stuff like this? The site said the script exchange didn’t end up happening.Kerrigan told Access Hollywood that she’s on the new season of DWTS because “I was invited, finally,” after being a fan of the show since the first season. “Just what I’ve seen in the news. Or I think. I don’t even know.” Does she see herself watching the movie? DWTS Season 24 premieres Monday, March 20 on ABC. Like us on Facebook. It didn’t really have to do with me too much. Kerrigan said she had nothing to do with the movie, but sources told TMZ that her team reached out to producers to try and get an early copy of the script to see how Kerrigan was portrayed. “I already lived through that,” she said, shrugging it off with a laugh.She definitely does not give the impression of wanting to return to Memory Lane, but you know DWTS will make her go there. Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneNancy Kerrigan is part of the new cast of “Dancing With the Stars,” and Tonya Harding is the focus of a new movie called “I, Tonya,” like 1994 is a fever dream that will never end.Kerrigan told TMZ Sports, “Nobody consulted me” about the new Tonya Harding movie, which tells the story of the infamous figure skating attack from Harding’s perspective, with Margot Robbie in the lead role and Caitlin Carver as Kerrigan. It seems, from here, like the timing is not coincidental, and the casting directors wanted to get in on the Tonya/Nancy action in advance of the movie, which also stars Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, and Julianne Nicholson.Access asked Kerrigan what she knows of the Tonya Harding movie.

Could they BE more obnoxious?[via: Entertainment Weekly]Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. That’s bad behavior, I’d say.”Host Andy Cohen said “Wow,” and the audience ooooohed, although some laughed. ‘Now you’re f*ckable’. He’s like a big brother.”Let’s hope Joey had some choice words for this totally un-f*ckable guest star. Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneSomebody out there is overdue for a smack upside the head.”Friends” star Lisa Kudrow was just on “Watch What Happens Live” — she’s part of the voice cast for “The Boss Baby” and co-stars in “Table 19,” which are both out this month — and she answered a fan question.The fan asked Kudrow, without naming names, what was the worst behavior she ever saw from a guest star on “Friends”?Here’s her answer:”The worst behavior, off the top of my head? Fellow guest Jennifer Beals asked Kudrow if she retaliated against the guest star.”I told Matt LeBlanc. I rehearsed without makeup most of the week, and then on show night, I’m in hair and makeup, and I was told, ‘Oh wow, now you’re —’ Can I say it?

Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneAt the 2017 Oscars, Octavia Spencer told Ryan Seacrest she was leaving the next morning to prepare for her first time hosting “Saturday Night Live.” “I’m terrified,” she admitted.The “Hidden Figures” Oscar nominee is hosting March 4, with musical guest Father John Misty. SNL has been a hotbed of political discussion in the past few weeks, but we have to expect at least one Oscars spoof after everything that happened with #EnvelopeGate.Want more stuff like this? SNL shared a promo of Spencer arriving in Studio 8H for her big debut … Like us on Facebook. Let’s do this!”Seth Meyers: “Oh, um, wrong studio. (Guess he just spends his whole day there.)Octavia Spencer: “I am ready, SNL! but she cut him off with a “Cool, dude! SNL is across the hall.”Seth mentioned that he was head writer of SNL for a bunch of years, so if she wanted to ask him any questions… but first she went to the wrong place and caught “Late Night” host Seth Meyers eating lunch at his desk. Cool for you.”Here’s the NBC promo:She’ll be great!

Big ones. “The more I drilled into it, the more it turned into feeling like a standard X-Men movie,” the director said. Which is fitting, because it involves the event that puts his character, Charles Xavier, on the broken path “Logan” finds him on. And if director and co-writer James Mangold had his way, it could have opened with one of the best (and darkest) X-Men movie moments ever.At the film’s recent press day, Mangold shared with Moviefone his original plans for how Hugh Jackman’s last time poppin’ the claws was supposed to open. And that Charles had accidentally killed them,” Mangold revealed, almost like a mic drop. Buy your tickets here. He would have found certain X-Men, and, Charles at the center of it.”So, basically, Logan would have found most, if not all, of the X-Men dead or dying with their father and teacher tragically being the cause of it all.The seizures Charles suffers throughout the film would have started at least a year prior to the events of “Logan,” in Westchester, NY, where Xavier’s school is located. It was a scene that only got as far as the original story treatment, one that ended up in Patrick Stewart’s hands. But not enough that you open up the gates of the kind of expositional madness that is part of the comic book [movie] world.”Mangold found it more rewarding to take a “less is more” approach for the audience, so “that it would be up to [them] to figure out what went down and who died.” But, Mangold added, that “maybe we will define it at a later date.” Here’s hoping that means we’ll see this scene in some form on the Blu-ray.”Logan” hits theaters Friday. “I had an opening where Logan comes into [Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters] and finds that a tragedy has occurred. Posted March 2, 2017 by Phil Pirrello[SPOILERS AHEAD. “The point here would be to say just enough to understand what the characters are feeling. The most we ever learn about it comes via a radio broadcast in the second act, which tells us that Charles’ psychic seizure in Oklahoma City is identical to an event that happened at the school, which killed several people — civilians and mutants.So, why did Mangold cut it? We never see it on-screen. (The seizures resemble a more violent and scarring form of Charles’ ability to freeze people and time, which he exhibited in both the first two “X-Men” films.)The final film alludes to this tragic event at least twice, but only through dialogue. So don’t read any further if you have yet to see the movie.]”Logan” is, hands-down, Wolverine’s best solo movie. “The idea was — all (or most of) the X-Men were dead.

And it’s kind of cute how it looks like Snyder is taping a show at the local aquarium.@JaeRoar@ZackSnyder Supportive Zaddy
— ~Oracle (@4eyedRaven) March 2, 2017In “Justice League,” Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman recruit a new team of allies, including Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Victor Stone/Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller).Aquaman will go from there to his own movie in 2018, directed by James Wan and co-starring Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.Snyder also directed “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” but fans have been told that “Justice League” will be “a lot more fun.” It will be released in theaters November 17th, 2017.Want more stuff like this? Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Justice League” director Zack Snyder celebrated his 51st birthday by treating fans to their first look at Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) underwater world. And it was good.DC fans have been curious to see how Atlantis might translate on screen, and here’s a sneak peek:Working on my birthday 🎉
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) March 2, 2017
Impressive! Like us on Facebook. The visuals as well as Momoa’s sixpack.

Because it’s — once you get into the skin of these characters, in the twilight moment of their lives — losing control of their powers, and in the case of Charles, a degenerative brain disease — it becomes really interesting with writing the dialogue and getting under the skin of these characters becomes a really interesting proposition.The side-story involving the farmer played by Eriq LaSalle and his family are people he cares about… And, in between, there would kind of be this “Little Miss Sunshine” road trip, with them driving across the country. “This is what it feels like” was — that was written by (screenwriter) Scott Frank. I think if we had previewed or tested the movie, and audiences rejected the movie on the basis of violence, I think we probably would have gotten some push back. Because, like he says in the movie, “bad sh** happens to people I care about.”Logan” hits theaters Friday. And I can’t believe you got away with so much R-rated stuff. I love how it — the action — everything comes from a character-first place. Posted March 2, 2017 by Phil PirrelloFans can’t stop gushing about awesome, and R-rated, “Logan” is. What were the big emotional tentpoles you wanted to thread the action through?I pitched them that Wolverine would die, that Charles would die. If for no other reason to let it finally be felt for the audience.And I think another reason we succeeded with the film, and with the studio is that — death is not trivial at all. But when we tested the film, the audiences were like: “AWESOME!” The reality was that, we hit a vein; something that audiences really wanted to see — which was a totally feral lead character, who is famous for his berserker rage… Like, that first fight with X-23 — did they ever say “um, does this little kid have to get harpooned through the heart?”[Laughs]. To that end, two beats I love in this movie are: One, where Xavier is mumbling “I’m sorry” to the people in the Oklahoma City casino that are victim to his latest seizure. He was my writing partner on this, and when he wrote it, I was just like: “Yeah, that’s perfect.” And the “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” beat just seemed obvious and logical to us, you know? And I pitched them that X-23 would be in the movie.When I finished the last one, and started thinking about the script for this one — one of the major ideas for me was to have Logan confronting the things he is most frightened of, which, in a nutshell, isn’t death or the destruction of the world… Moviefone:”Logan” is great. I can’t imagine getting away with that in a big studio tentpole like this.We had concerns about it — I had concerns. They’re just people falling from building tops, and this movie — it feels the loss of each and every one of its characters, with a kind of finality that is different. And it was heartbreaking. And intimacy. And two, one of Wolverine’s great, last lines — “This is what it feels like.” Can you walk me through how you came up with those? And again, we never got in trouble.How much of your original pitch ended up in the final film? Get your tickets now. And the fans, I think they want to see that. So we just went for it. There are lots of PG films, comic book movies, where people are getting mowed down by the dozens and they have no names. And it’s all because of James Mangold.The director and co-writer of Hugh Jackman’s last turn as Wolverine recently told Moviefone how he got away with making one of the best, and most R-rated, comic book movies ever made. but was just, love. They deserve to see that in all its R-rated, but nuanced, glory. James Mangold: Me too!Was there ever any push-back from the studio on some of the more violent beats? When I was writing it with Scott, we got to it and were like: “This is like a whole [mini] movie within this movie.” But it very much fit the model of the kind of road picture we were talking about, where very often, characters will have this very full, mini three-act experience in the middle of this story. it just seems logical that you would allow him to exhibit that rage. Especially that scene where a little girl gets harpooned right through the heart.He also revealed how he and his co-writer pulled off two of the film’s best emotional moments — so emotional, they might make you cry. Those things he finds impossible to do.And that’s something his movies haven’t explored as deeply as this one. In between all the exciting action and fights, it becomes this mediation on a character who is steadfast in his refusal to love.

How often do you abandon an early draft? Writer David Ebenbach discusses the wisdom in abandoning a draft—in not seeing it as wasted time, but as an inevitable part of the creative process that produces great work. This observation was a revelation to me. I’d been worried about how many of my stories were falling by the wayside, but…I needed to write them not for their own sake but so that I could eventually get the right angle on the material. He writes:
[In some]   cases I had to write several stories that were about more or less similar things (all about dating, say, or childhood confusion) until I found one that was worth sticking with. For more from this month’s Glimmer Train bulletin:

Your Family, My Family, and the Human Family   by Doug Crandell
All In by Kimberly Bunker Sometimes I bore myself and lose interest, other times I find a fundamental flaw in my premise. Read his full essay, Try, Try Again. Maybe most often I just lose track of time,   and by the time I return to the piece, it doesn’t feel relevant any longer. I have abandoned far more drafts of personal essays and short stories than I’ve ever completed. In fact, the ratio is rather embarrassing—maybe twenty   starts for every finish.

Posted March 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongFirst there was “The Walking Dead,” then there was “Talking Dead,” and now there will soon be “Talking With Chris Hardwick.”AMC has announced that the “Walking Dead” after-show host is getting a spinoff series, Variety reports. “Talking With Chris Hardwick” is slated to air on Sunday nights at 11 p.m. An hour-long talk show, “Talking With Chris Hardwick” will give viewers more than just discussions of zombies. The new show will feature guests and casts from different areas of pop culture.The network highlighted that Hardwick has proven himself on “Talking Dead,” podcasts, and events like Comic Con, and more. As Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, put it, the talk show will “allow him to do what he does best” — namely, offer “a front row seat to some of the biggest topics in pop culture today.”We’ll be seeing a lot of Hardwick once the talk show joins “Talking Dead” on AMC. ET/PT on evenings when there are no new episodes of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead.”[via: Variety]

Posted March 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongVampires and TV have one interesting thing in common: They have the potential to live forever.That TV shows don’t die anymore was a point “Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder made after a recent press screening of the second-to-last hour of the series, EW reports. He and co-star Paul Wesley had been asked whether they’d consider reprising their roles as brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore in the future, and while they didn’t rule out the possibility entirely, their answers were not encouraging.”I think I’m closing the chapter,” Wesley said.Somerhalder piggybacked on that statement, saying, “I think it’s good to close this chapter. Who would have thought “Full House” would come back decades later?Whether this is goodbye for good or just for now, we’ll always have Mystic Falls.[via: EW] Why not, right?For his part, Wesley liked the idea of rebooting the series when they’re “old as s–t.” He said it as a joke, but honestly, you never know what will happen down the road. There’s something beautiful about closure.” In fact, he even joked that he might be living in Wyoming and no longer acting in 10 years.

We’d turn our chairs for her in a heartbeat.”The Tonight Show” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.[via: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon] The lyrics must then be performed in the style of the musician. Fellow musician Alicia Keys managed a pretty convincing imitation while playing Wheel of Musical Impressions on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday night.There to promote “The Voice” Season 12, the judge and host Jimmy Fallon each took turns with the musical impression generator, a tool that matches a random artist’s name with a song title. Posted March 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongAdele is known for her unique vocals, but she’s not the only one who can pull them off. While playing, Keys had to make herself sound like Gwen Stefani and Janis Joplin, but it was her impression of the Grammy-winning Brit singing the alphabet that stole the show.Watch Keys do her best Adele impression below.