It’s a funny little tale, but the presence of Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, and Orlando Bloom made it even better. Posted April 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongBecoming famous hasn’t necessarily helped John Boyega’s love life.The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor recently appeared on “The Graham Norton Show,” where he revealed how his role in the blockbuster once sank a date for him. He answered the question by showing her, and unfortunately, that put a damper on their date.”That picture in itself just kind of affected her,” he said, confirming that the relationship didn’t go anywhere.Alas, they were no Han and Leia (pre-split, that is).Watch the hilarious group discuss the story, among other topics, below.[via: “The Graham Norton Show”] The fellow actors added to the fun with amusing commentary, especially Schumer, who couldn’t resist a joke about reacting to “a guy with a huge saber.”As Boyega’s dating disaster story goes, he had taken a woman out in New York City. Everything was going well until she asked what he does, just as they happened to be driving through Times Square, where his Star Wars promotional images were on display.
Posted April 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongAnd so it begins … We don’t know how any of these places will play into the latest season yet, but we can’t wait to find out.Written by show creators Mark Frost and David Lynch, the story picks up 25 years after where “Twin Peaks” Season 2 left off. ET/PT on Showtime. again.The first teaser is here for Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival. This is a new season that comes more than 25 years after the last.When we finally get to welcome “Twin Peaks” back to the air, it is bound to enthrall us with more mystery. The new teaser, released Friday, shows familiar sights, including the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department, the Double R diner, the Fat Trout Trailer Park, the fog-laden woods, and more. Multiple stars from the original series are returning, including Kyle MacLachlan (Dale Cooper), Grace Zabriskie (Sarah Palmer), Everett McGill (Ed Hurley), and many others.”Twin Peaks” premieres Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. The 30-second video only offers glimpses at the continuation, but it is exciting nonetheless.
Or better yet, “Wonder Woman.”Two new TV spots are promoting the upcoming DC Comics superhero flick. It’s kind of a brilliant way of explaining how Diana gets her last name.”Wonder Woman” opens in theaters June 2. Her name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue! Posted April 28, 2017 by Kelly WooHer name is Diana, Princess of Themyscira. will release more footage soon introducing Ares (David Thewlis in motion capture).The second promo is a bit more light-hearted, as Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) awkwardly tries to introduce this otherworldly Amazon in 1940s London. From off camera, he slashes at her with a sword — which she stops with her magical bracelets (around the 11 second mark):Yeah, not much to see, but perhaps Warner Bros. Most of the footage has already been seen in the trailers, but the first promo does have the briefest glimpse of an epic duel between Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Ares. Eh, just call her Diana Prince.
but we were very happy to work together.” Roseanne was a factory worker, while husband Dan was a contractor. The original cast members — including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert — would reprise their roles.Original series producers Barr, Tom Werner, and Bruce Helford are on board, as is Gilbert and Whitney Cummings.Several outlets are reportedly bidding for the project, including original network home ABC and revival master Netflix (which has successfully made “Fuller House,” “One Day at a Time,” and “Gilmore Girls”). “Roseanne” was acclaimed for its honest depiction of a working class family. The show featured many notable guest stars, including George Clooney, Debbie Reynolds, Bruce Willis, and Sharon Stone.Like with the upcoming “Will & Grace” revival, the idea was born when Goodman appeared on “The Talk” with co-host Gilbert, and the two staged a mini-reunion.”Oh, hell yes … if we could get everyone together,” he told co-host Julie Chen of a potential revival. ABC is considered the “sentimental” favorite. “The Big R [Barr] and I did a pilot about five years ago that didn’t go anywhere … They and their three kids (later four) barely scraped by. Posted April 28, 2017 by Kelly Woo’Roseanne” may be the next classic series to get a revival.Deadline reports that an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ’90s blue collar comedy is in the works.
Oh wait, Watson’s already done that kind of story. Posted April 28, 2017 by Kelly WooIf Disney decides to make a sequel to “Beauty and the Beast,” they can bring back Emma Watson not just as the star but as a writer, too!”I would love to do a sequel,” the actress told Access Hollywood. Perhaps she could take a new character, an orphaned boy with special talents, under her wing. “I always thought that Belle would become a teacher and she would run a library in the castle and open it up to the village.””Beauty and the Beast” was a mega blockbuster, earning more than $1.1 billion worldwide. And the antagonists could be a cruel teacher and a bullying student. So, talk of a potential sequel, or spinoff, started up as the movie continued to rake in cash.Watson’s idea definitely sounds like a plausible for Belle, whose love of books and learning is a defining characteristic.
The season also introduces members of the Otto family, survivalists who prepared for the fall of democracy. Entertainment Weekly debuted the first promo for the AMC spinoff drama, which features Madison laying about with her knife and threatening to kill anyone who gets in her way. Posted April 28, 2017 by Kelly WooUtter mayhem breaks out in Season 3 of “Fear the Walking Dead.” And Madison (Kim Dickens) is ready to survive at any and all costs. Season 3 picks up with Nick (Frank Dillane) and Luciana (Danay Garcia) having escaped death at the hands of the American militia group, but are still in a world of trouble. Alicia (Alicia Debnam-Carey) struggles with her mother’s murderous actions, while Ofelia (Mercedes Mason) deals with captivity. Meanwhile, Travis (Cliff Curtis) seems to run into a menacing group of people, while Strand (Colman Domingo) hangs off a ledge, literally. “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 3 premieres June 4 on AMC.
So is a spinoff just a figment of Diesel’s imagination or is Gunn simply being ultra-coy? And I know that Disney is very much into being successful. 2″s premiere. Hulk.’ … Until that spinoff is officially announced, we’ll just be over here playing with our Groot and Rocket action figures, thanks! There is a “Rocket and Groot” animated TV series listed on IMDb, but with Kevin Michael Richardson, who already voices Groot on “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” TV series. “Vin has a lot of ideas. I don’t know where he comes up with these things! Posted April 28, 2017 by Sharon KnolleVin Diesel thinks a Rocket and Groot “Guardians of the Galaxy” spinoff would be “huge,” and we can’t disagree.The actor, who voices the lovable tree creature, just told USA Today, “James Gunn has always wanted a Rocket and Groot movie. I love Vin,” he told USA Today at “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. [The world] cannot wait to see it.”However, Gunn (who wrote and directed both “GOTG” movies) seemed to cast doubt on that happening. And the most successful poster in Disney’s future is the poster that has ‘Groot vs.
Yes, the technology will definitely change but we still watch movies with older cars.And there is a little bit of magic to the technology.Oh, totally. I was a huge fan. I’m someone who would make a movie with that actor or actress and have them in every scene. These companies are young and fun and idealistic. But it’s like, no, you’d argue for good politics and ethnical politicians. Part of having a vibrant career is making those decisions.You’re of the age/resume of filmmakers who are having big projects thrown their way. It was raising money for an organization that Dave is part of. He is someone who would text me and say, “Turn on TCM, there’s a really obscure noir you need to watch.” I knew him through the lens of that experience.Everyone loved him and he seemed to genuinely love everybody. She just can’t possibly know. He was a great collaborator.Now that Tom Hanks has been in two of his adaptations, is he the Tony Stark of the Dave Eggers Cinematic Universe?I don’t know! He did it again and again. I was just excited that he was there.You dedicate the movie to Bill Paxton and his performance is so great and affecting. Everyone loved him, and he was known as being the nicest guy. But the truth is her vision for the future could be far worse. We wanted someone to come in and perform that feels very matter-of-fact, another Tuesday night at The Circle. What’s their background? Danny can do anything. And we got to the day and it was like, He’s really going to be there, huh? She’s the same optimist at the end of the movie that she was at the beginning. So a lot of it was just removing, removing, removing. John’s amazing, and you see Tom doing it as well. Was that important for you?Yeah, totally. Then he said, “We probably have another hour, hour and a half in us.” So I was like, “Cool!”Did he know your movies or was he a fan of the book or what? We think we know what 1946 or 1968 looks like, but 1996 is like now but not quite. So I was thrilled that he was going to do it, because his life was going to change very soon.As a filmgoer, I’m always excited when actors who are typically stars play a very different version that what they’re known for or play a supporting role. It’s hard to tell, but the camera swoops down and swirls around him; it’s pretty elaborate. Yes, they have offered things to me. I think a literal adaptation of that book would have had to be a 10-hour miniseries, and perhaps a great one.So Dave said that at the outset, but there was a part of me that was wondering. That’s pretty cool.Was there any fear that you were going to get to it too late? I was excited for “End of the Tour” because, like most of my films, there’s probably about 20 minutes of music. When “The Circle” came out, I was excited to read it was a Dave Eggers novel but it felt really different. The first draft of it he read and he sent me back a printed out copy with some penciled in notes but was very supportive. It was a lot of those things. But one is really fortunate to get amazing actors to play those other roles. That’s like making a movie about fascism and saying that you hate politics. Just watching their rapport was like, Yes, I would listen to one of our most celebrated novelists and one of our most celebrated actors talk all night long. But there’s the stuff with Tim Burton and the stuff with Sam Raimi. (Cinematographer Matthew Libatique, a frequent confederate of Darren Aronofsky’s, absolutely kills it.)It was a refreshingly wide-ranging conversation that covered everything from working with Eggers on the film’s screenplay to being one of the last filmmakers to direct the late, great Bill Paxton, to what his interest levels are in taking over a big Hollywood franchise. In the case of Tom Hanks’s character, what are the aspects of a charismatic person who really believes what he believes? “My pal Beck,” say that with quotes. But it depends. I think Dave’s book is tricky and fun. She’s a believer. I think that’s always a question. Has that happened to you? But something that is just part two or three or four or five doesn’t necessarily sound as exciting to me.I am writing something for Disney, but it’s an original idea that, if I’m lucky enough to make it, will be a much bigger budget than what I’m used to. She’s in every scene. And then it became a constant back-and-forth. He was great and had incredible dance moves and was spot on. The truth is, when you go to some of these places and I went to one of them for research and there was a free Hot Chip concert on a Thursday night. Does any of that stuff interest you?You know. That’s part of the dynamic of Mae’s family, it’s part of the drama, part of the anxiety, and one of the aspects of The Circle, which is that they have an amazing health care and can treat a member of her family with a preexisting condition. On one hand, it’s easy to do a naturalism, although “End of the Tour” had a period naturalism that was pretty hard actually because it was 20 years ago. There’s a lot. In the same way that the camera doesn’t stop moving when she starts working at the Circle, neither does the score.Can you talk about working with Beck?Yeah. It’s like a dark fairy tale or adult fable or something. When his name came up, I had been a huge fan forever but I didn’t think there was any way he’d do it. My time at tech campuses, I spent time in giant open floor plans with walls that say, “DISRUPT.” Where you’re like, is this a parody of itself? And the book really haunted me. But I’m excited to build that world. “Batman” was the first movie I ever bought and I was obsessed with “The Simpsons.” There’s definitely a sound. He was the first one to say, “What about this?” and “What about that?” The entire time I found it constantly inspiring. The filmmaker, who some will know from his previous films “The Spectacular Now” and “The End of the Tour,” makes bold leaps forward with this film, which is playful, colorful, and slick. Of course there’s a free Hot Chip concert and yoga and free food. They can also feel naïve but there is a youthful energy and spirit there, for better or worse. I was at an amazing fundraiser in San Francisco on Monday night, and Tom was the guest of honor. You go back to Oingo Boingo, there’s a lot of synth stuff there. Can you talk about your approach to casting?With the Three Wise Men, my first frame of reference was Dave’s book. In this case, I think people are used to anything involving technology being dystopian looking — cold and symmetrical and everyone wears white. Probably not. I think I’ve read everything of his since. We talked a lot about electronic music and I’m a huge fan of it. It’s like, “Who would have been a hacker programmer in real life?” What do those images look like? Some of the folks involved, like our music supervisor, grew up in L.A., and she had grown up in some of the same circles as Beck. There’s certainly a sense of humor to the book and hopefully the movie. It is satire and it is ridiculous and I’m not sure, when the book came out, that everybody read it that way. Watson and Hanks were there, as was the film’s director, James Ponsoldt, who I got to sit down with the next day in midtown Manhattan. He had this kind of aw-shucks Texas demeanor, but he was genuinely kind, properly disciplined; he knew how to do his job and was obsessed with getting the details right for his character and framing the character honestly and humanely and not judging the character.Like most great actors, he was most concerned with making his fellow actors feel good. I knew who Danny Elfman was before I understood what composers did. Did you ever find out?That’s a really good question. This year alone we’ve seen what disruption means and that can be aided by the Internet and Twitter, with people using it as a platform to affect elections in multiple countries. I didn’t want to tempt fate. It’s obvious that he understood how a set worked and what everyone’s job was and had a lot of respect for everyone. It’s a different type of pressure. Are they villainous like I think they’d be? He was the nicest guy. That’s what I was bringing to it.When I first talked to Dave about it he was just great, in as much as his take was, the book is the book, the movie should be the movie, it shouldn’t be blindly adherent. I don’t think so. It’s pretty cool, that relationship. There’s also the stuff he’s done with David O. I assume he read the book because he’s very cultured and he and Dave Eggers know each other. To some people, who are not fans of it, it can sound cold, but for me I’ve never found that. But beyond that I didn’t fish too much. It’s nice to build your own little universe and go on and build another one.”The Circle” is out today everywhere. So there will be those pressures. What was your experience with him? How do they talk? I don’t think it an overly techno-phobic or Luddite book. For me, I like ideas that aren’t beholden to massive corporate interests. So I checked there; I was thinking about people in the real world although they’re fictional characters. I would be, if I spent years on a novel, [apprehensive] if someone was diving into it and ripping it apart in some cases. Some of the movie plays like the most edge-of-your-seat TED talk you’ve ever watched, other portions are like “Black Mirror,” but with the more absurd elements toned down considerably.And you could feel those modern anxieties at the film’s premiere, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. I don’t know what she told him. But we were trying to tell the story through one person.Was it fun going from the wintery desolation of “The End of the Tour” to “The Circle,” which is so sunny and bright and has graphics all over the place?Yeah. “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” came out when I was in college. And he was also a really good filmmaker. I have tremendous respect for those filmmakers, some of whom are friends of mine, who step into a franchise where there’s a lot of love for the graphic novel or whatever it is it’s based on. I had loved John in “Attack the Block” and met with him and found him to be so intense in the best way. I’m sure there were people on both sides who believed they were right and the other side was wrong.I wanted to ask you about someone who is becoming a regular collaborator: composer Danny Elfman. It made a huge impact on me and pretty much everyone I knew; we were all obsessed with the book. Because the story is very of-the-moment.Yeah, for sure! If you just fetishize the gadgets then, yes, that’s potentially a place where you can get into murky water. I feel bad, first and foremost, for his family, but it feels like a bummer for everybody — his family, his fans. Working with … He was the glue on set with this animating energy. Because when I found out Bill Paxton was in the movie I assumed he was one of the Three Wise Men. It’s so funny! But if your real concern is issues of privacy and surveillance and overreach and us and the way we relate to technology and our own ego and our desire for privacy and yet our desire to be known and our love of free and new stuff that might come with fine print that we may or may not read, I don’t see those issues going away.A few pages into Dave’s book, he says something to the extent of, “The Circle is a company that has subsumed all of its competitors.” It’s five minutes into the future, it’s an alternate now. But I was excited to collaborate with him in a way that I hadn’t heard him do before.With “The Circle,” it was a movie with a lot of sound, especially when she gets into the world of The Circle. I think there’s some belief that if you write something that engages with issues of technology, that you hate technology. I can’t wait to make a movie that’s John Boyega in every scene or Karen Gillan in every scene. As always, Ponsoldt is engaging and forthcoming. That would be really thrilling. He thinks the best film adaptations of books take the theme but invent and necessarily have to strip away and invent things for the screen. Really wants to democratize the world but that being said is making billions of dollars for the company, which muddies up the intentions.Bill’s character was hard because it’s tricky to portray someone with a chronic illness. You need an actor like Bill Paxton to get that character spot-on.Was it hard casting an actor as charismatic as John Boyega and leaving him in the back of the room for most of his scenes?Well, it’s Emma’s movie, right? I could imagine making a movie that’s an absolute no-budget movie or a movie with a pretty big budget. Personally, she’s not going to get into government regulation antitrust issues. So does the movie become moot? We went out of our way to make sure all of the tech in the film is either built from the ground up or seriously adapted from other things so you’ll really only see it in the film. It was plagued with genre and was a dark satire and Mae was a character who I felt was compelling and frustrating, and I realize my complicated relationship with the character was because I saw some of myself in the character, for better or worse, probably for worse. But I still didn’t think it would happen because I just assume things would fall apart. What do people who actually run multimillion-dollar companies look like? Tom has had no problem starring in movies but they also have no problem serving the story and being a supporting role. I hadn’t worked with him before, so my only frame of reference was with this film. But starting with Kraftwerk and onward there’s so much humanity and wit and warmth to it. But it’s easy to be a cynic in that world.You bring up cynicism and what’s interesting about Mae is that she never succumbs to cynicism. Danny is amazing. He had no ego in it at all. But it does have a sense of humor about it. And he was there and he was amazing! His score for this movie is amazing, and I don’t know that he’s ever done a score that’s this electronic.I don’t know that he has. Posted April 28, 2017 by Drew TaylorThere are few films as keenly of-the-moment as “The Circle.”This nifty little cautionary thriller, based on a book by vaulted author Dave Eggers, follows Mae (Emma Watson), a young woman who gets the chance of the lifetime when she’s given a job at a staggering tech behemoth (run, in part, by Tom Hanks, playing a character as charming as he is potentially dangerous). But they present their own challenges. Surprisingly, there’s a lot of human voice that’s been futzed with, or auto-tuned to the point that you can’t recognize it’s a human voice, which was intentional. In “The Circle,” ideas that are in the current conversational bloodstream, provocatively channeling our own fears about transparency, privacy, and surveillance are packaged within compelling character work and a familiar suspense framework. But that’s not how these companies look and feel, and it doesn’t benefit the story, it makes things a little too binary. And have they been influenced by other movies I’ve seen? He was charismatic, intense, and focused. And then we heard that he thought it’d be really fun. We wanted to create a soundscape for Mae that was overwhelming. I think any film in the history of films where technology is any part of it, you have that question, because technology changes. He is, like Mae in the film, totally transparent.What was it like adapting Dave Eggers with Dave Eggers?It was great. But he was just the best. He feels like a cultural commentator who is speaking not only to my generation, but definitely to my generation. Russell and Gus Van Sant. She’s a disrupter who, like all of us, believes our position is better than those that came before us. He should have been here for decades to come.Your take on casting is really interesting. Through Mae’s choices, there are tragic, cataclysmic repercussions, and it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t fundamentally changes her feelings about privacy or what she’s open to or what she sees in the future.
Smith.” He also wrote the scripts for the most recent “The Ring” sequel “Rings,” and “I, Robot.” It got terrible reviews (it’s got a 39% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) so a remake could actually be better.THR reports that Akiva Goldsman (“Winter’s Tale”) will direct for horror studio Blumhouse. Posted April 28, 2017 by Sharon KnolleAdd “Firestarter” to the growing list of remakes of Stephen King movies: New versions of “It” and a TV series of “The Mist” are already headed our way.The 1984 version of “Firestarter” starred Drew Barrymore as a young girl with pyrokinetic abilities who’s abducted by the government because — of course — they want to use her as a weapon. Jason Blum announced the news at the Overlook Film Festival at Timberline Lodge in Mt. It was the third film for Barrymore, who was nine when the movie opened. and Mrs. It stars Anna Torv (“Fringe”) and Frank Grillo as parents who take in an an orphaned girl with unworldly powers.Goldsman’s directorial resumé is slim, but he’s also produced big movies including “Paranormal Activity” films, “I Am Legend,” and “Mr. Hood, OR, where Goldsman’s latest film, “Stephanie,” premiered.
I have this decision to make.”Co-star Mindy Cohn tweeted a reunion photo for Rae’s birthday on April 22. The cast reunited in 2001 for a TV movie, “The Facts of Life Reunion.”happy birthday to my mrs. About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer — which is a miracle that they found it because usually it’s too late. “Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again to opt for life. “I’m not in any pain right now. Nobody even knew.”The actress, who just turned 91, says she hasn’t made up her mind whether to undergo treatment again. My mother, sister and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. Posted April 28, 2017 by Sharon KnolleCharlotte Rae, who played beloved housemother Edna Garrett on “The Facts of Life,” has revealed she has bone cancer.She told People the heartbreaking news: “Last Monday, I found out I have bone cancer. I’ve had a wonderful one already. I’m feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground,” she said. After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I love life. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. g #91 #charlotteraepic.twitter.com/ucY69SYhqn
— Mindy Cohn (@MindyCohn) April 22, 2017Rae played Edna Garrett on “The Facts of Life” from 1979 – 1986, a role she first played on “Diff’rent Strokes.” Rae released her memoir, “The Facts of My Life,” in 2015.”At 91, every day is a birthday,” she says. “[In my book] I want to tell everybody to celebrate every day, to savor the day and be good to yourself, love yourself, and then you can be good to others and be of service to others.Her most recent role was in “Ricki and the Flash.” She has also guest starred on “Pretty Little Liars” and “Girl Meets World.”We wish her all the best.
You can hear ones he developed in “about a dozen other shows and movies,” as he told Berkeley News. Posted April 27, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongSome “Game of Thrones” fans study the show like its their homework, but for some UC Berkeley students, it kind of will be.David J. Peterson’s goal is to teach his students about what it takes to create a naturalistic language, meaning one that shares hallmarks with real tongues that have evolved around the world.The expert-turned-instructor, who himself went to Berkeley, knows a thing or two about how to accomplish that feat. That’s why it so convincing when “Game of Thrones” characters switch into one of the show’s distinct foreign tongues.Since Peterson started working on the HBO series, it seems like he has become Hollywood’s go-to guy for realistic, fake languages. Valued at three units, the class will meet four days a week during the May 22-June 30 summer session. Peterson, the creator of Dothraki and High Valyrian, has signed on to teach the course “The Linguistics of ‘Game of Thrones’ and the Art of Language Invention” at the university this summer. He got into linguistics as an undergrad and later pursued a master’s degree in the field as well. We like that he is teaching the next generation, so for his sake, we hope his class doesn’t turn out a bunch of linguistics who want to fight him for his Iron Throne.[via: Berkeley News]