Just say “See You Later”
— Mr. So I’m Just Saying… Posted April 4, 2017 by Gina CarboneMr. So I Pity The Fool who Don’t vote Early and Often. And we All got one. They came up Short! Now I got to Dance for you! T has a very small chance of winning “Dancing With the Stars” Season 24, but he has already won Twitter. T (@MrT) April 3, 2017Instead of All other couples Surrounding, Hugging, Padding, Handshakes and giving Farewell Kisses to the 1 Leaving. — Mr. T (@MrT) April 3, 2017Thank You for Listening. — Mr. You should be following his candid title-case opinions on how the show is run, including his latest tweets suggesting DWTS change the melodramatic way it handles eliminations. T (@MrT) April 3, 2017In My Humble Opinion when a Dancer has to leave the DWTS. Haven’t seen it! The show should Stop all that Jibber Jabber! I’ll reconnect with all my New Friends that I’ve met during the Show. — Mr. Grrr! — Mr. Like us on Facebook. — Mr. T (@MrT) April 3, 2017Because they didn’t Lose or get Beat. T (@MrT) April 3, 2017…Then take the place of the couple Who Just have been Sent Home! — Mr. Now, did you Notice the choice of words I used… T (@MrT) April 3, 2017Because In 12 years- 24 seasons I have Never Seen Yet A Couple who made-it past Elimination. — Mr. — Mr. Here’s what I mean.. If Mr. T and his pro partner Kym Johnson Herjavec are the next to go in Week 4, don’t cry for them — it’s not “The Hunger Games” or a real-life tragedy — just tell them “see you later” and hope you do get to see them again soon.DWTS airs Mondays at 8 p.m. T (@MrT) April 3, 2017But It shouldn’t, because it’s not War! So please DWTS stop making A Dancer departure such a Tearjerker Moment! on ABC.Want more stuff like this? T (@MrT) April 3, 2017Now that April Fools day is Over, I am back to having Pity on Fools. — Mr. Enjoy The Show 😊!! T (@MrT) April 3, 2017It’s Not the End of the world when someone Scores Low and has to leave! T (@MrT) April 3, 2017
There you have it. No More Jibber Jabber!Here’s how he put it:Now I am going to say Something and Please Remember, It’s just my opinion.



We’ll see when Season 7 starts in October.Want more stuff like this? The site added that, in terms of the season as a whole, TWD was down about 17 percent in the ratings from Season 6.Deadline reported that the finale dropped 20 percent in viewers and 14 percent in 18-49s from the Season 6 finale, which itself which saw double-digit declines from the all-time finale high of Season 5:”The Season 7 viewership and demo results are the third lowest in the show’s history behind the 5.97 million of the short Season 1 in 2010 and the 8.99 million of Season 2’s March 18, 2012 finale. Demo-wise, Sunday’s TWD is the third worst rating the show has seen, with the 3.0 and the 4.7 for the Seasons 1 & 2 enders delivering lower ratings.”That sounds sad.However.The April 2, 2017 finale was up against WrestleMania, the ACMs, the “Big Little Lies” finale, the “Black Sails” finale, and nearly the finale of “Homeland.” That’s more than the usual amount of competition.Also, as Deadline noted, last year’s finale grew 30 percent in viewership and 32 percent in the demo in the Live+3 numbers. Many more viewers will watch the Season 7 finale later this week, especially since it got a pretty positive fan reaction, at least compared to last year’s dragged-out cliffhanger. Posted April 4, 2017 by Gina CarboneIf “The Walking Dead” knows how to do anything it’s make fans wait for a payoff, but AMC shouldn’t have to wait long to hear better stuff and thangs about the Season 7 finale.According to TV By the Numbers, the Season 7 finale earned 11.31 total viewers and a 5.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. Like us on Facebook. That’s the best Season 7 has done since the midseason return, but down from the first four episodes of Season 7, and the lowest finale haul since Season 2. If you want more action, war should provide. The good buzz should help.The Season 7 finale ended with the start of All Out War, and Season 8 has ample opportunity to win back fans disappointed with Season 7.



Very sadly, we cut all the blind date sequences out of the movie.”Since “Bridesmaids” turned out to be brilliant, that was probably the right call. Posted April 4, 2017 by Gina CarboneCan we agree that everything is better with Paul Rudd? But since we’re talking about Paul Rudd and Kristen Wiig, what they should’vedone is write an entire new movie just to include the scene.Want more stuff like this? Here’s Feig’s explanation:”It just didn’t ring true that in addition to Jon and Chris, she’d be also going out on other dates to try and find more love. Apparently the exception to that unofficial rule is “Bridesmaids.” Director Paul Feig told Entertainment Weekly he “felt so bad” about having to cut Rudd’s filmed story from the final product, especially since “It was one of the funniest things I’ve ever been a witness to.” But a combination of story clarity and running time forced his hand.The cut scene had Paul Rudd’s character on a blind date with Kristen Wiig’s Annie. Their trip to an ice-skating rink starts out well, and Rudd’s character seems perfect, but things unravel in hilarious fashion when a child accidentally skates over his finger, leaving Rudd shouting expletives at the child and basically becoming a deranged psycho.That sounds like gold, so why did Feig cut it? Like us on Facebook. The movie was already running more than 2.5 hours at that point, Feig told EW, plus he decided it didn’t really make sense for the character of Annie to be adding blind dates to her romance storyline when she was already balancing Jon Hamm and Chris O’Dowd. It made more sense that she’d be caught between these two guys.



That was the weird part. I may try just and see what happens.On a visual effects level, John, “Star Wars” does come with a built-in challenge of wanting to have some degree of matching the design, style, and aesthetic of the originals, which are now pushing 40 years old. A droid similar to K-2SO, a totally different kind of digital character — you can come back as yourself! It was a hug and that.He was just like, “You got to do everything. So it was just right in the sweet spot in many, many ways, on a lot of different levels. So it’s very emotionally satisfying to have had a chance to take a crack at something like this.Alan, you got to meet the proto-droid, C-3PO, Anthony Daniels, at the “Rogue One” premiere. How did they do the lightsabers? So everything looked great in the theaters on the day. It isn’t like futuristic as much as it is modern. That was the line for me, just being in that world. He says very nice things to me about my performance, and then ends it with, “…And if you ever tell anyone I said that, I’ll deny it.” But he feels very comfortable calling me a sh*t, and saying, “f*ck you.” But it’s the most generous and complimentary FU I’ve ever received, because it was his response to my performance. Paul Huston is still here — those are both people who worked on the “Star Wars,” our very first project. Oh my God! We had a blast. It worked for me on many levels.Knoll: I have a long connection to “Star Wars” in that I was at a young, impressionable age of 14 when “Star Wars” came. I can’t believe he told me. Visual effects companies in general don’t tend to have really long histories, but ILM has been around for more than 40 years. In theory, you could depict anything now. I don’t know. You want to have some connective tissue in the look and feel of it, but still keep pushing all those boundaries. And he ran his fingers through my hair. We have a fun banter, as it were. Dennis Muren is still here. It’s actually not trash as much as just relating things he said to me. That was a really fun experience. I have to say it was super exciting when, just after we wrapped the film, and we’re doing the junket, when we got word that George had seen the film, and that he was really happy with it. Everybody dies? I was just always looking at everything. It just so happens that it’s “Star Wars.” It’s great. That’s a lot of geeky fun to that. The grips, they love being able to go around town and say, “I’m working on the new ‘Star Wars’ movie.” Who doesn’t want to say that? I’m Alan Tudyk, and I play K-2SO in ‘Rogue One.'”And he goes, “Oh my God!” Everybody in line has to wait, and he grabs me and pulls me in really close, and turns around and he’s like, “Gareth told me about the ending of your movie! That sort of increases as the film goes on with additional characters showing up, and environments converging, and made right up to it. Then the prints that you saw in the theaters, originally, were two optical generations down from the original negative. So from a fantasy angle, “Star Wars” totally, I was a perfect target, because here’s Luke Skywalker living on a farm, wanting to go to the stars.But as much as that registered with me, I also just really wanted to know, “How did they make his landspeeder appear to float? I felt like this was the grown-up version of “Star Wars” that I’d been waiting for for many years, for me personally. I’m sure I will see him again. If it wasn’t for this, I would have never spoken to him, because I would just be too much like, “Oh my God, it’s Mark Hamill!” As I walked passed him, he was sitting signing autographs, and I had to walk behind him to go where I was going, and stopped and said, “I’m sorry, excuse me, Mr. Posted April 4, 2017 by Scott HuverNo matter how accomplished someone already is in the entertainment industry, for many, the opportunity to work on a “Star Wars” movie tops the list of dreams come true.That was the case for three of “Rogue One’s” major players, even though none of them scored actual in-the-flesh screen time: actor Alan Tudyk, who provided the voice and on-set motion-captured physicality of the breakout droid K-2SO; visual effects supervisor and producer John Knoll, who along with his jaw-dropping fx work for Industrial Light & Magic concocted the plot and characters of the film; and ILM animation supervisor Hal Hickel, who led that team that translated Tudyk’s performance into the digitally rendered K-2.During Moviefone’s recent visit to the San Francisco headquarters of ILM to mark the Blu-ray release of “Rogue One” (out now) the trio of creative forces revealed exactly what it meant to them to have a big hand in a new “Star Wars” film, how they never quite left George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away after their first viewing in their youths, and how even now they’re still fans at heart during encounters with Original Saga stars, like Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels.Moviefone: The beauty of this kind of work for you, Alan, is that, despite whatever fate your character has by the end of the film, you can come back to the “Star Wars” universe as an entirely different character. That’s great.Looking forward, John, you’re certainly going to have your hands in “Star Wars” for a while to come, presumably, on the effects side of things. Hamill. Bill George, who built the Death Star II, he’s one of our visual effects supervisors.So that legacy, that continuity, is very cool. Suddenly, there was this scramble to start making more ambitious stories that could use these new tools that had been developed. On the console where I smash the thing at the end, there’s a thing that comes out of the console, and it was the thing that exactly what Han Solo talked into, like, “We’re all fine!”So there are little things that echoed that world. I think there were set pieces that were the same. You didn’t have to follow borders, and then you had a great death.” Although I’m pretty sure he’s happy K-2’s dead, just sort of in his heart. Congratulations!” And he just gave me a hug.This is a different world I’m in now, that I could just come up to him, just hoping for a handshake, and getting an arm around me, and a hug. That meant that we were going to be depicting a lot of very familiar things, the Death Star, Death Star control room, Yavin secret base, X-wings, TIE fighters, all of that were going to appear again.What was interesting was going back and actually looking at the original props. Everybody who works on them is really proud of the work they’re doing, at Pinewood, everybody. Absolutely.I hadn’t really thought about that, that I could come back as me. A. Is that something you’d like to do, keep returning to the “Star Wars” universe in some form in the way that you’re returning to Disney’s animated films?Alan Tudyk: Yep, that’s exactly what I would love to do! I can’t believe it! Tudyk: Yeah, [mimicking Daniels as C-3PO] “That K-2 isn’t around!” [Laughs] I like Anthony a lot.That must be the extra surreal, but amazingly gratifying part of this, is making those connections with the folks that were part of the great history of “Star Wars” movies. I got a whole career’s worth of experience in a really concentrated form and doing these gigantic projects.To have this opportunity, where Lucasfilm was the kind of company where something like this can happen, where I can pitch an idea, and it gets all the way as far as that — that’s a great place to work, and a great environment to be in. I can’t believe what happens, B. That’s really what pushed me over the edge into going into the entertainment industry, was the excitement that was in the wake of “Star Wars.” So that really got me into the industry.Then I had this wonderful opportunity to work directly with George Lucas on the prequels. I remember them as being better than they were. It still matters. He’s really excited.No more competition. What’s your philosophy on that equilibrium?Knoll: Of course that was one of the fun things about this story, was that it’s a fun mixture of new characters, new locations, but then you start to see familiar things. More living in that world, that K-2 was in that world. That was huge for all of us. Of course it matters that the originator of all this was really pleased with the film. I can’t wait because I’ve been talking a lot of trash ever since the movie came out. Have you seen him at conventions or things like that?Tudyk: No, I haven’t. But it’s beautiful in its own way.This movie, especially because it was put right before “A New Hope,” it’s in that order, it was kept in that ’70s look. Partly, it was shot on 35mm film, that had a fair amount of grain to it. He was sort of on a planet that was destroyed. There’ll be screens that are just geometric shapes, and lines that it’s not easy to figure out what the heck that thing would be doing. Maybe his head is floating through space, and somebody just picks it up as space garbage and he becomes a pirate for a while? I’d gotten interested in stop-motion animation, but I was living on a cattle ranch in Colorado, and wanting to leave this ranch, and go to Hollywood, and work on movies. Going through the ship, and looking at all the buttons. It’s great to be part of that history.Tudyk: I saw Mark Hamill at a convention. Tell me a little bit more about that, whether it be the people who were on screen or the people behind the scenes.Knoll: The “Star Wars” geek in me flipped out that now I’m working with [veteran ILM effects supervisor] Dennis Muren or George Lucas, working on an upcoming scene with Anthony Daniels. A lot of those same things don’t hold up to the kind of scrutiny that they get when you’ve got modern projection systems and modern cameras.We would look at some of the costumes, the original Stormtrooper helmets, some of the original models that were beautifully done for the day, but when you frame in as tight as we were planning to do in our film, some of that stuff just wasn’t going to hold up. After “Rogue One,” do you have another pitch in your back pocket?John Knoll: I’m tinkering with something. So the costumes, and the sets, and things all have that feel.But Gareth was doing something really different with the movie in terms of tone, and the way it’s shot, and it has a more mature emotional element, I think, which was really exciting to do. I was probably the perfect age for seeing that film. We’ll see if anything comes of it. If I can figure out that last quarter, I’ll try to pitch it to Kathy [Kennedy], president of Lucasfilm], and she may well throw me out of her office. How about on a story level? In the end, you’re a filmmaker on a crew and you’ve got work to do. It’s a lot of fun.Hickel: That’s one of the cool things about ILM, actually. I’ve got about three quarters figured out. I didn’t know that was coming. I supervised visual effects on “Episodes I,” “II,” and “III.” So I worked with George for 12 years or so pretty intensely. This has been a great experience. Oh my God! It was such a revolution. I saw the film when I was 14. Partly, it’s the time lapse. Everybody dies? What we decided to do was match your memory of these things more than the reality.Tell me that first big impact that “Star Wars” made on you, and if you see a direct line to what you ended up doing for “Rogue One.” Was there something about the droids in particular that you carried all these years to remember when this opportunity came your way, and for your line of work as well?Tudyk: Definitely the style of the movie. They don’t kind of fill it in when they make a set — it’s full on! Have you been able to maintain that communication with him at all? How did they make the spaceships look so big?” It broadened my interest in visual effects from just stop motion to all visual effects, and kind of cemented my path: “This is what I want to do.”So getting to work on this movie, particularly, is super gratifying, because it takes place, it was almost right in this perfect nostalgia part of the “Star Wars” timeline, right before the events of the original film. But Han Solo has evidently been taken — young Han Solo, also young Chewbacca, but that’s cool, that’s cool. Film jumps around in the gate, the projectors aren’t super bright and all that. Maybe they were just recreations. I was sort of hung up on, “How do we get K-2 back? On set, you felt it. Jedha was this little city.Hal Hickel: I was 12 when “Star Wars” came out, the original “Star Wars,” and I was already interested in special effects. I haven’t really fleshed it out.I would definitely be in any “Star Wars” movie. This wonderful story that was so well-told, and amazing craftsmanship that went into it, and it just was unlike anything that was done before.It had a huge impact on the industry.



He gets locked up and taken away for slaughtering an entire family of white people and you know he’s never getting out, if he doesn’t get shot there on the spot.”The writer/director initially wanted to comment on the continuing racism in American society. Well at the end, we all know this is how this movie would end right here.'”Peele wound up changing his mind to give the audience a hero. “People were saying, ‘We’ve got Obama, so racism is over, let’s not talk about it,'” he said. Like us on Facebook. The final ending “gives us an escape, gives us a positive feeling when we leave this movie. […] There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the audience go crazy when Rod shows up.”Want more stuff like this? In the final version of the movie, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) has escaped the hellscape of his girlfriend’s house after they tried to transplant an older, white man’s brain into his head. “So the ending in that era was meant to say, look, ‘You think race isn’t an issue? Posted April 4, 2017 by Kelly Woo”Get Out” wants to get in your home.Jordan Peele’s blockbuster horror hit is gearing up for home video release, first on Digital HD on May 9, then on Blu-ray/DVD and in demand on May 23.The Blu-ray/DVD editions will include making-of featurettes, deleted scenes and an alternate ending, all with audio commentary from Peele. Luckily, it turns out to be his best friend Rod.Peele has outlined what that ending would’ve been, telling Buzzfeed’s “Another Round” podcast, “The cops actually come at the end. That alternate ending might be the most intriguing part of the release. Chris ends up killing Rose and her entire family — when a cop car shows up.



Posted April 4, 2017 by Kelly WooThe regular cast members of “Game of Thrones” know better than to reveal any spoilers — well, most of the time — but it seems Ed Sheeran didn’t get the memo when he made a cameo on season 7.The singer is another in a string of musicians who’ve appeared on the HBO fantasy drama, including members of the bands Coldplay, Of Mice and Men, Mastodon, and Snow Patrol. “Game of Thrones” season 7 premieres July 16.Want more stuff like this? I don’t die in it, I don’t die,” he told the Daily Star.Usually, spoiling your character’s fate is a crime punishable by Red Wedding, but Sheeran’s role is small and likely, unimportant. “I’m only in it for like five minutes,” he added. Like us on Facebook. And it seems Sheeran could sign up for a return engagement — since his character remains alive.”I do know which role I am going to play.



“If you make a movie with a male star everyone assumes you’re f**king,” Sarandon said. She’s one of the reasons I agreed to do the series. “If it’s a female star, everyone assumes you’re fighting.”And that hasn’t changed, even two decades later, as Sarandon noted is happening with her “Feud” co-star Jessica Lange:The #1 question I get in interviews is whether Jessica & I get along. Not only was the rumor about Sarandon and Roberts false — it was created as a marketing gimmick, by Sarandon’s own publicist:Press printed that Julia & I hated each other during Stepmom. Jess & I not only got along great during filming, we’re now dating
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) April 3, 2017…I mean, staying in touch. #FeudFXhttps://t.co/dTcqYhbthU
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) April 3, 2017Want more stuff like this? Almost 20 years ago, Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts had to fend off rumors of mutual hatred while filming the 1998 film “Stepmom.” Sunday, Sarandon brought up the alleged feud again as a parallel to “Feud,” her FX drama that chronicles the rivalry between Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Working with brilliant actors only makes you better. #FeudFXhttps://t.co/kBfJXz3pOo
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) April 3, 2017At the time, both actresses denied the rumors in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Posted April 4, 2017 by Kelly WooWomen in Hollywood have come so far — and not at all. Like us on Facebook. Found out it was my PR person creating rumors.



And this movie is her ‘Unforgiven’.”Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for “Jurassic World 2,” which is out next year. But, she’s not limping around. https://t.co/d39LBJ7LK5
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 3, 2017Trevorrow, who co-wote the sequel, told Slashfilm, “The T-Rex that’s in the film is the T-Rex from the original Jurassic Park and she is 22 years older. So, it’s going to move a little bit differently, but it’ll move differently because it’s older. Tell her when she wakes up. Sometimes they actually answer your questions! We took the original design and obviously, technology has changed. … Posted April 4, 2017 by Sharon KnolleIt pays to tweet at famous people. And we’re giving her some scars and we’re tightening her skin. Joining the franchise are Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin and James Cromwell. Writer-director Colin Trevorrow just confirmed fan favorite Rexy the T-Rex will be back in “Jurassic World 2.”When a fan shared a picture on Twitter of his young daughter clutching a Rexy doll with the director and asked if we’ll see more of the critter, Trevorrow replied “Confirmed.”Confirmed. So, she has that feeling of, like, an older Burt Lancaster. J.A. Bayona of “The Impossible” directs.



“So we didn’t do that [ending].”Who would have carried the franchise forward if not Ripley? Jones the Cat?Luckily, Weaver’s badass charracter lived to fight aliens three more times, including in her Oscar-nominated role in “Aliens.””Alien: Covenant” hits theaters May 19. “I thought that the alien should come in, and Ripley harpoons it and it makes no difference, so it slams through her mask and rips her head off.” Noooo!The final image would have been the alien pressing buttons on the dashboard. Posted April 4, 2017 by Sharon KnolleWith “Alien: Covenant” on the horizon, Ridley Scott is talking about the very first “Alien” film and how he envisioned a very different ending.He tells EW that instead of having Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) be the Final Girl who cleverly blasts the xenopmorph into space, he wanted to kill her off. “It would mimic Captain Dallas [Tom Skerritt] saying, ‘I’m signing off.'” Well, that’s just cold.Fortunately, a Fox exec threatened to “fire me on the spot,” Scott laughed.



The first three weren’t from Spider-Man, they were from… And one of the most important sort of themes of the movie is: “What would a 15-year-old boy do with superpowers.”So, sort of opening act to the movie, you see Peter really trying to discover who he is, what he can do, which is something I feel like we haven’t really explored massively in the previous movies — is seeing Peter make mistakes and try and rectify them and try and learn exactly what he can do. From the first, draft that was always in the script.How did you go about becoming a kid from Queens? But, no, Jon’s cool and he keeps everything fresh, and if there are ever changes, we all are well notified beforehand. And some of the teachers didn’t even know, and it was a science school, and I am in no way a science student. I think if I wasn’t working, I would have just imploded waiting to hear for this movie. The actor sat down with us and several other reports to discuss the making of his first real solo outing as the Webhead. So I sort of clocked on then that it was for Spider-Man. MOVIEFONE: Can you tell us a little bit about the scene, we’re seeing here today, what’s happening?Tom Holland: Yeah, today is the first time, sort of, that Peter faces off against Toomes and meets Toomes, and it’s pretty badass, actually. We’ve really pushed Spider-Man to new limits.There are a few things that we definitely have not seen before, from some of the abilities that he has, and it’s really fun. These aspects, coupled with the MCU’s signature take on our favorite comic book heroes, will deliver something fans and audiences have never seen before.And Holland seemed pretty confident in that on set, when Moviefone visited the Atlanta production last year. I basically just had to go to this science school and blend in with all the kids. I think it might have been from “Whiplash,” one of the scenes. And that was something I was very passionate about, and I know Jon was as well. It’s exciting, man. I mean, there’s only been a couple days where we come in and I’ve learned the lines for the scene and he’s like: “That’s not in the movie anymore, it’s a different scene.” But, no, it’s been, he’s fantastic to work with.Was there anything specific, like when they were first writing the script, that you wanted to see your character do? So it’s been really fun, but I’m definitely excited for you guys to see stuff that Spider-Man’s never done before.We can’t wait to see it, either. The whole aspect of keeping him grounded and making sure the audience see a kid as a superhero, because we’ve seen the Norse god, we’ve seen the billionaire, we’ve seen the soldier — now, we get to see the kid. I mean, I was shooting other movies at the time, so I was lucky because I was sort of preoccupied. And then there were a few “Spider-Man” scenes. “Homecoming” hits theaters July 7. I didn’t need to get the movie then, I was so happy to have just got that far and to have worked with Robert and Chris, I was happy to just sort of go home. And some of the teachers would call me up in front of the class and try and get me to do science equations and stuff. Nobody knew? I then did two self tapes with Jon Bernthal, and then I did another self tape on my own, and then finally came out here to screen test with Robert and Chris [Evans]. But then my final audition with Robert was the final scene that was in “Civil War” between the two of us.Can you talk about the action scenes and what we can expect out of this one? Posted April 4, 2017 by Phil PirrelloTom Holland is number one on the call sheet for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” his first film as Spidey that he (largely) gets to carry on his own.He’s reunited with “Civil War” costar Robert Downey, Jr. But, yeah, there were all sorts of made-up scenes, nothing from the movie. It’s funny, because — at one point — my agents were like: “We don’t know who you’re auditioning for.” I was like: “But my lines are of Spider-Man, so who else could I possibly be auditioning for?” They didn’t know. for what promises to be the first Spider-Man movie to really explore life for Peter Parker in high school — while he also struggles with the consequences of being a teenage superhero. And we were waiting around for months, it felt like, before I found out.Do you remember what your audition scene was? Simmons. It was the craziest day of my life. We had a month before shooting where we just prepped stunts, and we trained and trained and trained, and George really trusts me with my abilities, and has let me do as many stunts as he feels comfortable with. What did you do to prepare to be that kid?It’s funny, Marvel actually sent me to a school in the Bronx where I had a fake name, and I put on an accent, and I went for, I think, three days. I mean, some of the stuff that George and his team, our coordinators, have come up with is — it’s pretty remarkable, actually. But it was actually — it was really, really informative. I actually have videos on my phone of me interviewing people and asking them what they thought of the new Spider-Man in “Civil War,” and they were like: “Oh, he’s great, I love him.” And some people were like: “Nah, don’t love him.”Can you tell us about the audition process we’ve heard about, where you auditioned with Robert Downey Jr? What that was like?That was intense, man. But when this job came in, I’ve never been happier. A scene between Miles Teller and J.K. It was so embarrassing. It’s changed a lot over the last few weeks but the version I think [director] Jon [Watts] has kind of finalized on is pretty awesome.How has it changed, and how does director Jon Watts’ process work with you guys?I think the basic script and the arc for my character especially has remained the same. But I did two self tapes with Joel Kinnaman, I was making a movie with him. None of the kids knew?No one knew. I think the arc for Toomes and the Vulture has changed quite drastically from the first draft I read, which, I think for the better. And, I mean, that for me was a good enough of an experience as itself.



From me and this desperate social climber. “He’s up for anything. They aged him at about one, he acts like a puppy, he’s got the energy of a puppy, he’s just such a sweetheart, he’s such a good boy. pic.twitter.com/ZnT2TQDR0c
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 14, 2017″One of the last scenes we were filming was in a pound, a kennel,” Evans told People. We run around, he’s in the mud a lot, so yeah, I think it’s nice having a fresh clean dog.”Now we just need video! “I foolishly walked in and I thought, “Are these actor dogs or are these real up for adoption dogs?” And sure enough they were [up for adoption], so I was walking up and down the aisles and saw this one dude and he didn’t belong there. He loves dogs, he loves kids, he’s full of love.”Evans named the dog Dodger and he says the two do everything together. “We get dirty! (The movie, in which he raises his genius niece, features a one-eyed cat, but no dogs). Posted April 4, 2017 by Sharon KnolleAs if we couldn’t love Chris Evans more than we already do, now he’s sharing the story of how he rescued an adorable dog while making his new movie, “Gifted.”The actor shared a pic of him getting a big sloppy kiss from his dog on Valentine’s Day, but now we know the backstory.Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! He sleeps on my pillow, you wake up face-to-face.” Awwwww!Evans says Dodger gets a lot of baths because he’s “in the mud a lot.””I keep a very clean dog, I’m a big dog bather, twice a week” he says. I really can’t say enough about dogs, I’m a dog lunatic. The dog even sleeps on his pillow!”Playing with him is exercise, he’s exhausting,” says the Captain America star. I snagged him and he’s such a good dog. God dogs, they’re such great animals.



And while I was aware of it in the ’70s I didn’t acquire the rights until the ’90s. So what I was trying to get at with “The Warriors” thing was, This is what the movie would have been like if I had been given a free hand. I then co-wrote I script, which I think I totally screwed up. I’m fully aware this is not 1985. I don’t tend to engage in a lot of polemics. But [when] people ask me, I always say it was my first foray into musicals. I sold it as a graphic novel in France while over there raising money to make the movie.When you re-did “The Warriors,” you added similar graphic novel elements. But we thought we were onto something with the genre mix of action movies and musicals and comic book representation, and we were kind of exploring new territory. So there you have it.Was it a conscious decision to make a small, independently financed movie after doing a more large-scale production, with “Bullet in the Head.”Well, you find yourself at moments in your career where you ask yourself, Do you still want to work? He might go for this.”So I stopped in Paris and we discussed and he said he was intrigued and if we could intrigue a certain level of casting and I promised I would not exceed a rather tight budget that he would go get the money for it. If you’re not in a position to write a novel anymore for economic reasons or reasons of energy, write a short story. And when he goes through an act of genital alteration, he remains a fellow inside his head. This is a man who shepherded the “Alien” franchise, who made, between the years of 1979 and 1984, “The Warriors,” “The Long Riders,” “Southern Comfort,” and “48 Hours,” each of them classics while nimbly working with disparate tones and within wildly different genres. We all wish we’d had a little more time and we all wish you could shoot the movie, cut the movie, and then go fix a few things. Frank Kitchen starts out as somebody committed, inside his head, a very masculine fellow. Larry Gross, the co-writer and I, had lunch just yesterday. I always think that’s the best policy, really. Sometimes the movie flickers into comic book panels. And I thought I could probably get it made. There’s the old saying that you play the cards you’re dealt. The phone is not ringing off the hook. I just thought it was interesting for people to see what I wanted to do.It looks like you used the same technique on “The Assignment.”I did. As you know, I’m an old fella.Number one, I think that that’s good. He co-created “Tales From the Crypt.” Later, he worked on “Deadwood.” Even his minor hits are fascinating and awe-inspiring, movies like the rock ‘n roll fable “Streets of Fire” or the hard-nosed pseudo-western “Extreme Prejudice” (a movie that contains maybe my favorite Nick Nolte performance ever). Posted April 4, 2017 by Drew TaylorWalter Hill is one of those filmmakers who is probably one of your favorites even if you don’t know his name. I was disappointed in the reception to the film domestically. But I leave that to others.And yet some people were offended by it, despite it being such a stylized film.Well, the people that were offended by it … That’s probably a sign that it’s in trouble right away. I’m not a professional budgeter but I certainly think you could make it at a reasonable level.” I was on my way to Munich, they were doing a retrospective of my films there and my agent told me to stop in Paris on my way back. And then years went by but every once in a while there would be a reference to it from people who had read it or knew that I liked it. I wanted everybody to understand it. What makes that so appealing to you?Well, one, I was always frustrated. It’s a movie that’s hard to define what, exactly, it is. Secondly, this isn’t a movie that challenges transgender theory. We do live in gender fluid times, especially compared to the world that I grew up in. But we all went on.”The Assignment” is on VOD now and in select theaters this Friday. But that’s a privilege you don’t get in this business. Saïd and I got along quite well, as he’s just shown with Verhoeven, he’s quite open to shall we say veteran directors.Before I go I have to ask you about one of my favorite movies of yours, “Streets of Fire.” It was supposed to be the first part of a larger series.Well, I thought it was going to be the further adventures of Tom. So I called Denis again and the rights were still available and went to work on this new approach and wrote it very quickly. It wasn’t some magic ingredient but I think my notion was informed by my experience on “Tales from the Crypt.” I had done three of those and I wanted to do this story like an E.C. And what’s more, he’s back, with a movie every bit as raw and raucous as his peak era output.The movie is called “The Assignment” and features Michelle Rodriguez playing a male hitman named Frank Kitchen (yes, really), who undergoes gender reassignment surgery at the hands of a sadistic doctor (a scenery chewing Sigourney Weaver) after a hit gone wrong. And “The Warriors” thing was actually an attempt to show the original intent. Well, I finished the script I wanted to make and I took it to my agent and he said, “Well, Jesus Christ nobody is going to make this.” Then he said, “Can you make it really cheap?” And I said, “I think so. I thought it would help explain [the movie]. Comic or a graphic novel if you will, which it now is. There are a lot of shorthand elements that are rather reflective of comic book literature. This posits a certain genital altering operation that takes place in a basement, which is pretty much impossible. Probably a little too much so. He remains masculine. Then I didn’t think it was going to work and I abandoned it and let the option lapse.But, about five years ago, I was doing the classic rooting around in the basement and I ran across Denis’s original, which I looked at again because I remembered it fondly, and suddenly I had an idea about how to do it that I thought would probably work. As a matter of fact, it reinforces them. Some of the experiment, I think, worked very nicely, but some of it needed a little more help.Larry contends that the movie had one big problem and that was that it was ahead of its time. I know there are a lot of people who prefer the regular version and I respect that. just look at his filmography.Moviefone: Can you talk about where this story came from?Walter Hill: Well, Denis Hamill wrote the original script back around 1977. If I’m going to keep working, I have to find ways to get things made that are attractive to finance at a certain level. I always wanted to make comic books. And it’s awesome.So you can imagine my thrill when I got to talk to Hill about his new movie, whether or not it was a conscious choice to work on a smaller film with more control, and what his thoughts are on “Streets of Fire,” a visionary masterpiece that was critically and commercially ignored at the time of its release, these days. Which is exactly reinforcing transgender theory, the idea being we are who we are inside our head.But I didn’t say much at the time when all of this was flying around. I figured the movie would be my defense. I mean … And the studio had agreed on that and then they decided that it was no longer the agreement. Novelists and painters have that privilege but filmmakers don’t.I wanted to ask you about working with your producer, Saïd Ben Saïd, because he’s produced some great movies from some legendary directors recently (Paul Verhoeven, Brian De Palma, Roman Polanski, David Cronenberg). But it found, both critical and commercial success, in certain areas of the world but it did nothing here. It’s pulpy stuff, brutal and violent. A fantasy world is too strong an expression. I think, when I was a kid, it was one of my ambitions, along with athletic fame. This is a crime story that has no police in it. Larry is more articulate than I am about this. Its depiction of gender reassignment surgery and transgender issues isn’t exactly the most nuanced — but it’s not supposed to be, this is the stuff of dime store novels. I don’t object to it.Look, I will tell you no director ever made a movie that didn’t wish he had a little more time, a little larger budget. And do you want to find avenues of storytelling. I talked to some people who thought that maybe I had made it a little too clear that it was the comic book world. And I read it then and was very intrigued by the story but I was very busy doing other things and didn’t do anything about it. I’m not sure. He said, “I want you to meet Saïd. The essays that were written condemning it, and they were numerous, they had to do with the idea that the movie was somehow going to exploit or belittle or make light of the transgender process and situation and the people who had gone through it. That’s one of the first rules in the DGA manual I think. I was free to do it and wanted everybody to know that we were working in a rather special place. (Our friends at Shout Factory are about to release a new Blu-ray edition, which is so exciting.) He was absolutely charming and open and, if given the opportunity, would have talked to him all day. And that’s fine.



Whoops.Unlike most Netflix series, new episodes of the talk show are made available weekly during its season run. After the retro version of the host shares each tip, we see clips from her talk show that reveal her doing the exact opposite. Posted April 3, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongChelsea Handler is back to breaking the rules in the “Chelsea” Season 2 trailer.The new preview parodies old-school guides for housewives by having Handler offer “Chelsea’s Tips for the Modern Host.” Naturally, it’s a set of rules she doesn’t usually do so well at abiding by. “Chelsea” Season 2 premieres April 14, with subsequent episodes being unveiled on Fridays. The tips include: “Always Be Polite,” “Don’t Get Too Personal,” “Always Respect Local Customs,” “Speak Like a Lady,” and “Be Sure to Compliment Your Guests.”If you need proof that these guidelines aren’t exactly easy for Handler, look no further than the trailer. For example, after retro Handler suggests not getting too personal, real Handler admits that she and 50 Cent, who appeared on “Chelsea Lately,” crossed that line.