Posted March 17, 2017 by Gina CarboneMost of the characters on HBO’s “Big Little Lies” are annoyingly, impossibly rich, and half the fun of watching is to drool over the various homes. “The actual restaurant where they sit is on a stage in Los Angeles,” the locations manager reported.Head to Vulture for more, including details on Jane’s (Shailene Woodley) more modest home, the local school, and the park where Jane goes running.Want more stuff like this? (The novel is set in Australia, but writer David E. Kelley moved it to Monterey, California, in part for its proximity to Silicon Valley.)Here’s a quick rundown on a few of the houses, with more details on each at Vulture:• The home of Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård)Location: Monterey PeninsulaCost: $6 million• The home of Renata (Laura Dern) and Gordon Klein (Jeffrey Nordling)Location: MalibuCost: $12.4 millionYou may recognize this home since it has already been in other movies, TV shows, and commercials, and the locations manager almost didn’t even show it to the director because of that.• The home of Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Ed Mackenzie (Adam Scott)Location: MalibuCost: $14.8 million• The home of Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) and Nathan Carlson (James Tupper)Location: CalabasasCost: $2.6 millionThat Bonnie house is a favorite. (Maybe not Jane’s so much.)Vulture has a breakdown of the different locations, pointing out that only one of homes is actually on the Monterey Peninsula, where the show is set. Stunner.Also, even though Monterey does have a popular wharf, the show didn’t film there because of the unpredictable weather. Like us on Facebook. The other houses and shooting locations are in Malibu, Calabasas, Pasadena, and Los Angeles.
The Season 7 finale is meant to be lighter, although Gimple did say there would still be “losses.””The Walking Dead” Season 7 will air Episode 14, “The Other Side,” this Sunday, March 19 at 9 p.m. Posted March 17, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt may sound obvious that “The Walking Dead” Season 7 finale will have an ending — of course it will, they aren’t supersizing episodes to be several-months-long at this point — but what showrunner Scott M. It is everything and the kitchen sink. But last year we were warned that the Season 6 finale, and the Season 7 premiere, would be very dark and intense, and that was true. Like us on Facebook. It is taking your cup and going down each soda jet and taking a little from each one and then throwing in some hot sauce, a little bit of lime, and then maybe a tiny bit of tequila, as well.”We’ve been hearing a lot of great things about this season finale, which may sound familiar since they always hype premieres and finales. So it makes sense that this year’s finale will find a way to get fans revved up for Season 8 without ending the show mid-scene.Here’s what Gimple told Entertainment Weekly about the Season 7 Episode 16 finale, which will air Sunday, April 2:”I just think it’s everything. Gimple is really saying is, “There won’t be another cliffhanger like last year, so put the torches and pitchforks away.”The Season 6 cliffhanger was not popular, to put it mildly, and was blasted by many fans as a gimmick to stretch out an iconic comic book scene. And though it promises more — because there is a whole lot to get to — there is an ending. on AMC. It really is just a huge episode inasmuch as it has all of the flavors of this season. It is exciting and it’s very emotional and I believe it’s funny in a couple parts, and it builds and builds and builds and it explodes. The producers recently made a point to say they don’t change anything based on fan reaction, but they do like to mix things up instead of sticking with the same predictable formula. Head over here for spoilers on that episode.Want more stuff like this?
We’ll have to wait for the official opening weekend reports to come in Sunday and Monday. Like us on Facebook. Posted March 17, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Beauty and the Beast” is rolling up its sleeves for fights with “Batman v Superman” and “Harry Potter.”Disney’s live-action movie is already blowing past the studio’s own early opening weekend forecasts, which then called for about a $120 million domestic haul. What does that mean? It means ‘Beauty and the Beast’ smacked the record opening of a ‘Harry Potter’ film, that is his last chapter ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.'”Go, Belle, go! Superman,’ and the pic grosses upward of $169.19M, it will be Emma Watson’s highest opening of all-time. “That’s the biggest preview tally of the year so far, the biggest ever for a Disney live-action title, the second-biggest for a PG film and the third biggest ever in March.”Deadline mentioned other records the movie could break this weekend: “Should ‘Beauty and the Beast’ click past $166M, then they’ll steal the all-time March opening record from Warner Bros.’ ‘Batman v. Now, Variety reports, Disney estimates the musical to finish between $140 million to $155 million, while a rival estimate thinks it could reach $167 million-plus.Over at The Hollywood Reporter, they say “Beauty” is expected to make more than $60 million on Friday alone for a possible opening weekend of $165 million-$170 million.THR added that Friday’s total will include $16.3 million from Thursday-night previews. Hopefully these prognosticators aren’t counting too many chickens before they’re hatched, or suddenly they’ll see the opening as “disappointing” if it really does “only” make $120 million.Want more stuff like this?
It’s unlikely that events and characters from seasons 1 and 2 would be incorporated or even mentioned. Posted March 17, 2017 by Kelly WooMTV wants a whole new “Scream.”The network wants to overhaul the horror TV series with a new cast and storyline for its upcoming third season , Deadline reports.MTV ordered a six-episode third season last fall, despite flagging ratings. Cast members from seasons 1 and 2 have reportedly been given permission to seek other work, and star Willa Fitzgerald has booked the Fox pilot “Behind Enemy Lines.”Want more stuff like this? The second season averaged 377,000 viewers in Live+same day, half of what season 1 drew. Like us on Facebook. Still, the network remains committed to “Scream,” and the studio, Dimension TV, is looking for a new showrunner who can provide a new take on the show, which itself is a reimagination of the film franchise.
We know this because he’s been posting a series of Instagram videos revealing “a new segment called” [in sing-song voice] “What’s My Snack?”Here’s the first video, with Pratt struggling to pronounce what’s in his jar of “cacao baobab banana chia.” However you say it, you’re supposed to shake it before you dig in.#WHATSMYSNACK #JurassicWorld2A post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:50am PDTThis next video has the caption, “#JurassicWorld2 #WHATSMYSNACK watch me eat cat food like a good little boy.”It’s not technically cat food, though, even if it is a fancy feast called “assorted sashimi”:#JurassicWorld2 #WHATSMYSNACK watch me eat cat food like a good little boyA post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on Mar 16, 2017 at 6:11am PDTThe third and most recent video is captioned “Hot new full length episode of #WHATSMYSNACK.” This one is whispered at 10:53 p.m. Posted March 17, 2017 by Gina CarboneChris Pratt is currently filming “Jurassic World 2” and he is probably so hungry as you read this. as Pratt inhales some olive oil pistachio cake that he was supposed to save for the next day.Hot new full length episode of #WHATSMYSNACKA post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on Mar 16, 2017 at 4:11pm PDTYou know you’re not getting enough food for your body when that small amount of olive oil pistachio cake looks like a feast and you can’t even wait until you’re “supposed” to eat it to dive in. He has to stay fit for his return to the role of Owen Grady, so he’s eating some healthy, low-carb, high-protein snacks on set. Like us on Facebook. He may start eating the fake dinos on set if he has to keep this up for too long.”Jurassic World 2″ is scheduled for release June 22, 2018.[via: CinemaBlend]Want more stuff like this?
Posted March 17, 2017 by Kelly WooSuperman is ready to take on impossible missions.Henry Cavill is joining Tom Cruise and the rest of the cast of “Mission: Impossible 6.” Director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed the news on Instagram with a scenic photo of himself with the cheeky caption: “Say, @henrycavill. Curious if you’re interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. All good?”After some back and forth, Cavill said he was “in,” and the director wrote, “Outstanding. Alec Baldwin played Ethan’s boss in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” but it’s unclear if he’ll return in that role. Your social media account will self destruct in 5 seconds.”Variety reports that Cavill will play the right-hand man of the head of Ethan Hunt’s unit. Curious if you’re interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. Just a few caveats: must enjoy extreme heights, high speeds, motor vehicles of all varieties (especially aircraft), practical stunts, firearms, and sporadic exposition. Welcome aboard. Like us on Facebook. The final cast line-up is not determined, though Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner are expected to return.”Mission: Impossible 6″ is set to open in theaters July 27, 2018.Want more stuff like this? Had a thought. No pressure.”Say, @henrycavill. No pressure.A post shared by Christopher McQuarrie (@christophermcquarrie) on Mar 16, 2017 at 7:16pm PDTIt seemed like wishful thinking, but then Cavill joined the conversation in the comments, replying “How can I say no to a man with such perfect hair…..”McQuarrie then joked, “Excellent. Had a thought.
It does. My stunt coordinator is just a guy I was friends with for years from riding motorcycles, and then I found out he was a stuntman, and I was like, “Oh, you should coordinate ‘Hit and Run,'” then he coordinated this.Doing the movie, what was a good day on the bike, and what was a not-so-good day on the bike for you?First of all, I got a guy who holds the world record for the longest front-endo, right? Someone will be mad it’s not a parody.For Scooby, do you want to do a supercharged Mystery Machine kind of thing?That van’s got to get a lot cooler for sure, yeah. So I didn’t know him at all. It can’t be that ’62 Ford or whatever the hell they were in.Would you jump at a chance to do “Dukes of Hazzard” if reboot time rolls around?I would. I went for a ride in it at maybe three years old, maybe a little younger, and it was the most exhilarating feeling I ever had, yet simultaneously to the pleasure was the front wheel of this three-wheel dune buggy was just kicking sand up in our face. You’re not allowed to say anything about their crown jewel IPs! For better or worse, I don’t tend to have a lot of reverie for things. felt like there was a big enough of a safety net with the title that they let me do that.Given that you’re kind of a gearhead then, where was the line when you wanted to do a stunt, and actor Dax was saying, “Let me do this,” and the director Dax was saying, “Is that the safest option?”There was never an internal battle. Then I left and I was like, I’ve got to go meet Michael Peña and woo him. The show exists perfectly preserved on TV. As I watched them when I was writing this, they make maybe even less sense to me. So there is some element of magic involved in all of it that the camera picks up that you can’t necessarily evaluate within the scene. And I said, “You’ve got to get me on the phone with [Toto songwriter/producer/lead vocalist] David Paich. So that was humiliating.On the beach I crashed, because I had this huge camera slung out in front of the front wheel, and it was burying it in the sand, so I crashed there. It’s like the DC world. I didn’t know him at all when I sold this, and I sold it with him attached to star. I think it’s an asset in some ways, and then it’s offensive in other ways. So in the beginning train scene, there’s this really crazy long front-endo. Posted March 17, 2017 by Scott HuverIf the favorite TV show of your youth had a major high-speed element to it, chances are Dax Shepard might be interested in modernizing it for the movies.A self-admitted enthusiast of all things motorized and fast, Shepard’s the first to admit that the despite enduring in many viewers’ memories for four decades, story- and premise-wise there wasn’t a lot of there there in the TV series “CHiPs,” which nevertheless ran for six well-rated seasons on NBC from 1977-1983, best recalled primarily for the motorcycles, the tan California Highway Patrol uniforms and Erik Estrada’s mega-watt smile.That was enough for writer/director/actor Shepard, who, after enthusiastic reviews for his 2012 feature film “Hit & Run,” was hot to helm another supercharged action-comedy and found that “CHiPs” provided all the basic ingredients he was craving but also left him plenty of room for reinvention. “Can’t do this, you can’t do this.”Then I said, “Oh, there’s something that is not on your list that I’m going to do in the movie, which is I’m going to be driving the black car in the opening chase scene.” And they were like, “Why? I did not practice on an 850-pound motorcycle — I’d only done it on a Hypermotard. What did you want to do with it?I’m always looking for anything that can combine motorsports and comedy, because all my free time is spent doing, if I’m not with my kids, I’m doing something that you put gas in. So it wasn’t really until I started seeing dailies of what we were shooting I was like, “OK, we seem to have something kind of special. So I basically just had to do it in front of the crew, and I crashed two or three times, and then we got it on the fourth time. We did rehearse for about four or five weeks, so I was getting to know him.But in all truth, I’ve done movies with people who I love, and have had no chemistry with them. What I wanted to make was “Bad Boys” and “Lethal Weapon.” Those are the action-comedies that I love.That was the singular goal. Were you a kid that like immediately went out and got on your bike right afterwards and tooled around the neighborhood like you were Jon or Ponch?Dax Shepard: I did do that, but in all honesty, my brother and I were more likely to be playing Bo and Luke Duke — we both wanted to be Bo Duke. I don’t have that voice in your head that says, “Don’t do it.” But what I had was two pretty lengthy meetings with the insurance provider during prep, and they just brought in an itemized list of every single stunt, and they said, “OK, which ones do you want to do?” And I said, “Basically, everything but jump 100 feet. I’d like to do “Dukes,” I’d like to do “Starsky [& Hutch],” I’d like to do “The Fall Guy.” I think it’s a really cool property waiting to be explored.Again, my goal is, take something you know, take something you have an expectation about, and then give you something completely different. They’re very tight. So, for instance, on the itemized list, we go through it: “OK, you can’t drive over a car, but we’ll let you go down the staircase.” “OK, you can do a wheelie, but we don’t want you do a front-endo” — even though I did a front-endo. I didn’t follow the plots of many of those episodes. Again, I felt very liberated to just do whatever movie I wanted to. It’s just like, “Oh, there’s some stickiness to this thing. It was palm trees and beaches, then this totally odd couple for us in Michigan: it’s a Latino guy and a white guy, and they’re on motorcycles.So those things I loved as a kid: motorcycles, California, and Jon and Ponch somehow, I liked those guys. It’s not that I regard it as “The Sopranos” or something. With Michael Pena playing Ponch and taking on the Jon role himself, Shepard recruited a cast with razor-sharp chops in both comedy and drama — including Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, Jane Kaczmarek, and his wife Kristen Bell – and revved the engines.And as Shepard reveals to Moviefone, there’s a few more TV-to-big-screen prospects on the horizon — just as long as he gets to do his fair share of stunts.Moviefone: Let’s look back to your very first impressions of the TV show “CHiPs” when it was on the air. Now, other people probably would have approached it differently. This dog talks …” Again, they’re a weird duo, this scaredy-cat stoner and this dog. I can’t take that away. That’s kind of what I live for as a moviegoer. That’s what I can latch on to.I tend to just latch on to characters in shows. I’ve got to tell him I’m a super fan.”So I get on the phone with David Paich, and I say, “Listen, I want to send you this video so you really understand the depth to which I love Toto.” So I sent him that video. I was more interested in like getting the motorcycle chases right than I was worried about, say, Peña and I being funny or something.So yeah, I was just looking for a way to make “Bad Boys” and this was something Warner Bros. What’s funny about that is, that video of “Africa,” which we posted, we probably would have never posted, but I had written in the [“CHiPs”] script that I yell “Turn down the f*cking Toto!” and then I asked Toto for the rights to the song, and they said no initially, because they thought I was making fun of them. I’ve done movies with people I’m ambivalent about and had great chemistry. I wanted to do a front-endo so we could at least get me coming down and driving away. I can’t do that.” And they said, “OK, well, let’s talk then.”Then we just went through and we compromised, but what was a huge asset that I wouldn’t have even imagined was one was, because I did “Hit and Run,” and I had done 100% of that driving, and I hadn’t crashed a single car in that movie, they know of that kind of thing, which surprised me. Then I said to Kristen, “Maybe we should post this.” So in a weird roundabout way, without “CHiPs,” I probably would have never posted that video.Are you still going to do a “Scooby-Doo” project for Warner Bros?I’ve been working on it for nine months, writing. Probably my first memory.Everything in the film ultimately hangs on the rapport that you have with Michael.Tell me about how quickly in the process you realized you could have it with him, and then developing it and kind of making it your own thing. I said to the studio, “Michael Peña’s got to be Ponch.” They’re like, we love it. I think over the last 10 years, the action-comedies tend to be really comedies, and then they have a little bit of throwaway action. That’s not even your character.” And I’m like, “Because that’s fun to drive a car like that, and that’s why I’m making this movie so I can do that stupid stuff.” They’re like, “All right, you can drive the car.”All my friends are stuntmen. All I can do is offer something different up in the movie.Not a ton of boxes you needed to check.Yeah, for me. He emailed me back and said, “I’ve not liked the song this much since I wrote it.” And I was like, “Wow, that’s such a stamp of approval. Yeah. And he got there, and he was in the best mood, and he was so ready to play and have fun.What’s immediately obvious about him when you meet him is you go, “Oh, hell yeah — I see why this guy was a humongous star.” He’s so charismatic, you can’t help but notice it, so it was a blast working with him.I thought all the music choices were great — and I couldn’t help but notice the band Toto seems to again have a prominent place in your life.It does. That’s just always a very fun experience for me in a movie, when I get something I totally didn’t see coming. That’s what I would work off of. All the way back, when you knew this was like, “I’m going to keep going fast for as long as I live?”Yeah, one of my most vivid memories as a kid was Silver Lake, the sand dunes on Lake Michigan, and my father was very into off-roading in the sand dunes. So what I zeroed in on, the thing I thought made it a globally appealing show, was those things: California and motorcycles.That’s pretty much what I think everybody has of “CHiPs” memories to hang on to.Yeah, and a great theme song.Given you had that sort of mostly blank slate to start with, tell me about your process in building a movie out of that. So you turn on this show, and it was California for an hour. What I really remember about that show was, I was in cold and gloomy Detroit, which was grey for eight months of the year. It was 38 degrees, it was raining, and I thought, he’s got to be so mad he’s driven out here to be in this. There were a lot of humiliating moments for me in the movie, especially because all my friends are the stunt guys who are the best.What was the first motorized vehicle that hooked you on this kind of action? Super high-velocity sand hitting my face, which was so painful, but I was so conflicted because I was enjoying it so much, and I was in so much pain. Yeah, the Scooby-verse.Like “CHiPs,” what’s that big memory of “Scooby-Doo” that you knew you could build something out from?I have a similar relationship to “Scooby-Doo” as I have for “CHiPs,” which is, there’s just elements I love. The common approach for this, because they have developed many different versions of this before I got involved, they had always gone the parody route. I absolutely would. I certainly hang out with more stuntmen probably than actors. There’s something sparky about our relationship.”Then I think as he saw that, then it just started kind of growing, and the confidence started growing, and we got even more playful with that dynamic all the way until now we’re on the press tour — basically we followed the same kind of trajectory that the characters did.What was interesting about spending time with Erik Estrada?The day he came to film, we were shooting in Palmdale. His buddy had a three-wheel dune buggy.
I’d be out in the club and this African dude would roll up and say, ‘I AM THE REAL PRINCE! Reps for the actor haven’t responded, according to NY Daily News.Calloway, who now stars on “Saints and Sinners,” told TMZ she’d love to do a sequel, but suspects that Eddie’s Twitter account was hacked.Murphy explained to co-star Arsenio Hall in 2013 why there was never a sequel: “When ‘Coming to America’ came out, there was a big bunch of lawsuits. No word yet on which original cast members would return because he’s still tinkering with the plot.”As for the mystery of the tweet itself, TMZ says Eddie doesn’t do his own tweeting and has a staff for that. Posted March 17, 2017 by Sharon KnolleEddie Murphy tweeted about a “Coming to America” sequel — and then deleted his Twitter account!So what does that mean?The tweet, which was screencapped before it was taken down, had a picture of Vanessa Bell Calloway as Princess Imani Izzi from the 1988 comedy and the short phrase: “‘Coming to America’ sequel?”TMZ reports that the sequel is in the works: “Sources close to Eddie tell us he’s in the early writing stages of the project. You stole my life from me!’ And ‘I want my money! I’ll kill you!’ There was so many lawsuits.”