Posted May 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13 finale should bring major updates on at least two relationship fronts, in addition to major events at the hospital itself.”Grey’s” hasn’t given us much on Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) in a while, but that will soon change. Meanwhile, Owen receives life-changing news that pushes Amelia to step up to support him, and Alex attends a medical conference after making a shocking discovery.””Ring of Fire,” Episode 24 (May 18)”The doctors’ lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room. Paul Stadler, plays into Alex’s hard choice about Jo. Don’t forget that Matthew Morrison was seen with Justin Chambers when they were filming Episode 23 — both wearing suits — and Morrison is still being eyed as Jo’s abusive estranged husband. Like us on Facebook. There’s a good chance Morrison’s character, Dr. Meanwhile, Alex and Eliza are at odds over the treatment of a young patient, and Stephanie and Ben make decisions that could affect their careers.””True Colors,” Episode 23 (May 11)”The doctors of Grey Sloan encounter a difficult case involving a dangerous patient. A dangerous patient on the loose is bad, and may be part of the “shocking” event Kelly McCreary (Maggie) talked about.”Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. The synopsis for the May 18 season finale mentions Alex making a “hard choice” in his relationship with Jo. Here are the titles and synopses for the final three episodes of the season:”Leave It Inside,” Episode 22 (May 4)”April and Andrew consult with a fiery patient who has a giant, inoperable heart tumor. In the same episode, we’ll see Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) share some “big news” with Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson), bringing their relationship to “a turning point.”(!) She’s not pregnant again, is she?The finale is Episode 24 and, at this point, Episode 22 has yet to air. Alex must make a hard choice in his relationship with Jo while Meredith has some big news for Nathan that brings things to a turning point.”So Alex will make a “shocking discovery” in the episode before the finale’s hard choice about Jo. on ABC.Want more stuff like this? And, yeah, he’s probably at this same conference.The Season 13 finale sounds pretty intense, beyond whatever happens on the relationship fronts.
History will forever associate the two Best Picture winners — one only by mistake, and the other only briefly on TV since there was no time left after the mistake — and Screen Junkies acknowledged that their new trailer will not help separate the films.The Honest Trailer is labeled “La La Land” and skewers that musical for about 2 minutes and 45 seconds, before the voice-over interrupts:”Guys, guys, I’m sorry. ‘Moonlight,’ THIS is your Honest Trailer. Now they just need to do one for “Hidden Figures” that somehow works in “Fences” to cover that other 2017Oscars title gaffe.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. Posted May 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe 2017 Oscars’s accidental marriage of “La La Land” and “Moonlight” has birthed another amusing surprise: A joint Honest Trailer. But all we have left is a ‘La La Land’ song…”So they used a “La La Land” song to analyze “Moonlight.” Like the 2017 Oscars, it quickly covered “Moonlight” (aka “Big Trouble in Little Chiron”) in the short period of time left after “La La Land” was accidentally given the spotlight.Watch the trailer:Brilliant. This is not a joke, guys. There’s been a huge mistake. ‘Moonlight,’ you guys are this week’s Honest Trailer.
These are all things that Philip K. Dick was writing about throughout his career.It’s disheartening that the same problems are still happening now. Abrams, the neurosurgeon.” I was like, “Yes.” She started telling me all of the things that she thinks my character should do this season. 1, constantly looking for ways to further himself in the colonized society in which he finds himself. I’m like, “My God, every page, there are chapters that are told completely from Childan’s point of view,” which we read as inner monologue. Abrams, which I thought was very funny. But, unfortunately, we have to deal with it now in a very real way, and it’s something that the show does address. It sure is. The mother was a huge “Chicago Med” fan. I’ve been really gratified that people like it. What’s interesting, that alternate reality isn’t particularly effective unless it’s peopled with characters that the audience cares about, and I think with this cast, everyone is so incredible.Not only talented professionals, but also really, truly great people that have been on the same page about wanting to deepen the show and particularly the relationships of the characters. The relationship with Frank is interesting. Your character, he’s so all business.” Just started telling me, letting me know all the plot points she thought we should include with Dr. What do they want to talk to you about?Do they have a whole different kind of set of questions that they fire off at you?They do, completely. She didn’t know who I was as we were talking, and then suddenly it dawned on her. All of the cast of that show is really amazing.I think I first worked on that show, on “Chicago Med,” right as they were starting up in Chicago. Dick’s daughter is one of our executive producers, and David Zucker, Dan Percival, Frank Spotnitz, everybody bringing the show to fruition wanted to honor that book. It’s a joy. I think it’s the characters that people are drawn towards, as well as the crazy alternate reality of it. I was like, “Wow, count me in. Then, realizing Philip K. We were over at dinner at a friend’s house, and their in-laws were there. It’s really fun. So when I read the book, that was the eureka moment. Not only is the character so amazing in the book, but all of the creators of the show want to see that complex, contradictory, wild character brought to life.We actually used an entire sequence from the novel in the first episode, the dinner with Paul and Betty, the Japanese couple, when Childan goes to their house. Many people have said the same thing, and that’s great.I think the best we could hope for is that it provides comfort to people, and solace, and some sense that they’re not alone in looking at the world and saying, “this is insane.”When did you get the sense that what you were doing was going to have some appreciation beyond the entertainment value? It’s really funny how that keeps coming back around. We obviously were looking at the political situation here in the States and we were shooting in Canada. That, to me, was the most exciting thing to realize. Isn’t it? The fact that the dialogue is directly from the book, that was the eureka moment for me, realizing how wonderful the character is, and not only that, but the creatives wanted to show that character, warts and all, in the show. You know what my favorite show is? This is awesome.”You got the good news that there will be a Season 3. Dick explored in all of his work. We just reacted to that as people as opposed to actors working on a show.It’s also interesting, given Dick’s intentions, that this whole “fake news” moment we’re having applies.Yeah, it is. I didn’t realize it until I got there. We were watching that along with you guys. Dick and — as fans of the series became acutely aware in the second season — thematically all too relevant given the political divisions exposed during America’s latest presidential election.Playing Robert Childan, the unassuming antiquities dealer who’s gradually and quite reluctantly become embroiled in a rebellion plot against Japanese control of the United States’ Pacific coast, Brown may have landed the series’ juiciest role: at first a seemingly minor character who has suddenly become both a lynchpin in the overall story but also representing of an evolving mindset that may ultimately mirror the show’s social shift from complacency to active resistance.The actor, who also enjoys a recurring on NBC’s “Chicago Med” as Dr. ‘Chicago Med.'”And as she was talking to me, she was like, “Wait! Posted May 2, 2017 by Scott HuverBrennan Brown is a man living in multiple fictional realities — and one of them is a little too close for comfort.Principally, Brown stars in Amazon’s cautionary-minded original series “The Man in the High Castle,” set in a totalitarian alternate timeline where the Axis powers won the second World War, as dreamed up in the 1962 novel by revered sci-fi author Philip K. I hadn’t read it before getting the role of Childan was in the works. Sam Abrams, joined Moviefone to discuss his abundant employment and the effects of real-world politics on the show’s speculative fiction.Moviefone: It must be interesting to be in a show like this, at a time like this, which all of you on the show could not have really predicted. So that’s what I’m looking forward to doing. What fascinates you about that particular point in his evolution?The relationship with Ed is interesting. I can’t wait to see what everybody’s going to bring. Was there some kind of eureka moment as you prepped for the role that you said, “Aha, this is my way into this guy”?Reading the novel. Honestly, the show, everybody on “Chicago Med” is really awesome to work with. With all the attention that the show’s gotten, particularly when the second season dropped in the midst of this social and political climate, what’s it been like for you to be in the center of it all?Brennan Brown: I think we were all curious to see how people would react to the show, given what’s going on. So we were concentrating at that point on shooting the show. We were watching with interest about what was happening here, obviously.As the election started looming larger, and when the writing started to be on the wall about Comey and that sort of thing, we were reacting to that as human beings, not as people who had made a television show. But then, to initially go from looking down on both Ed and Frank, to realizing, “Oh, there might be a connection here that’s more significant than I realized” — that’s what’s most interesting for me, is seeing him begin to recognize the importance of others is a really interesting fulcrum.What was the turning point for you in understanding how you wanted to portray Childan? The abuse of power and madmen trying to take control of the world, that’ll continue, unfortunately, for as long as there are people on the Earth. Childan is so venal and so always looking out for No. I know. Did you get it during the production process, or was it really as things kind of came down to November?No, we stopped shooting in, what was it, late September, early October? The book was written in 1962. I’m actually truly excited about it.And it’s nice that you don’t have a typical broadcast television number of episodes, and you’re able to get away to do “Chicago Med.” Tell me what was fun about coming back to that role again this time around.It’s great. You’re Dr. It’s about transcendent themes, themes that move far beyond any specific commentary on a specific set of circumstances about what it means to be a person, and what is reality, and what is identity, and how do we know what’s real and what isn’t. Yeah, authoritarian regime and abuse of power is nothing new. I know. Adorable. So that’s what the show is about. It’s really fun to do.What do people recognize you from that show? I got to watch that show really take off and develop, and come in and out and just do a few scenes, and be a grumpy neurosurgeon. It’s funny. I think they brought me in, I think it was in the first few episodes that I first appeared. I think we’re proud to be on a show that is able to address those issues that are particularly acute right now.What do you like about where Childan is, as we left him at the end of the second season? I was like, “Well, okay …” She was like, “What you need is a girlfriend. Oliver Platt — the first show I did out of drama school was a show that had him on it. She’s like, “Wait, you’re an actor? The fact that it would have added resonance because of the political climate, that all started dawning on us as the election happened. I’m just a huge fan of his. What’s real and what is not. I think he’s beginning to have his worldview really expanded, seeing someone who’s trying to make contact. Is our past real?Those are all themes that Philip K. What are you looking forward to as far as a third season?I think all of us want to just deepen it and enrich the characters. I’ve had a few people say to me it provides a sense of comfort to watch, which I think was interesting.Actually, a director I worked with a couple of weeks ago on another show I’m doing called “Chicago Med” on NBC, she had said that she binged the whole two seasons of “High Castle” after the election, and she found it to be really comforting. If you can claim authorship of authenticity, then you claim the mouthpiece to what is real and what is not. You’re going to have a new executive producer joining you. Like, “Wait a minute, the richness of the character is evident right there.”Reading the novel was the eureka moment for me.
However, some of those “fans” went so far as to send death threats to the actor. Josh McDermitt plays Eugene Porter on “The Walking Dead,” and many fans were frustrated with the character’s actions in Season 7. Maybe that’s what McDermitt was waiting for — to see the outpouring from his real fans, and let them remind the others that threats are not tolerated in the TWD Family.”The Walking Dead” Season 8 premieres this October.[h/t: Inquisitr]Want more stuff like this? McDermitt got so sick of it, he deactivated all of his social media — Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.Before he left, he posted a video mentioning the death threats, and saying he’ll report any future threats to the cops; he also suggested whiners just get off the Internet and spend time with their families rather than complaining about everything:#BringBackTheMullet#StopCyberBullying#BringBackJoshMcDermitt#TWDFamily so sorry #JoshMcDermittpic.twitter.com/wPY9BV7oSV
— Pete Walker (@PeterTWD) May 2, 2017Maybe he took his own advice to just step away from the Internet and spend time with his family. Like us on Facebook. If u hate his character then he is doing his job. Can people really not diatinguish between the person & the character ?😣#JoshMcDermitt
— Judith Morton (@RoodJood) May 2, 2017Come back, bro. Bash Eugene all you want, but don’t bash Josh. You will always be family. Posted May 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneThis, dearest Internet, is why we can’t have nice things. — Cameron (@CameronDuda1) May 2, 2017Couldn’t believe when I heard this. He’s doing an amazing job. Come back #JoshMcDermitt far more love than hate #TWDFamilypic.twitter.com/Civgp6hhzG
— TWDFanLaughs (@banterbus111) May 1, 2017#JoshMcDermitt 🙁 we love u josh pic.twitter.com/2sxTdoj8Tq
— Dieser Louis 🌚 (@HerrElpeh) May 2, 2017#JoshMcDermitt doesn’t deserve this at all. So sad. #BringBackTheMullet#StopCyberBullying#BringBackJoshMcDermitt#TWDFamily#JoshMcDermittpic.twitter.com/nlJKJiKK3d
— FredeRickGrimes (@rickgrimescos) May 2, 2017There’s a lot more. Whatever the case, his true fans are now posting support, hoping he returns to spend time with them, since they have always had his back:Is it really that hard?
Like us on Facebook. That’s unfortunate, but it certainly doesn’t take anything away from Robin Williams as an actor and icon.Want more stuff like this? Monty Python’s Terry Jones directed the film, from a script he co-wrote 20 years ago.The comedy came out in 2015 in the United Kingdom, via Lionsgate UK, and Deadline said Atlas Distribution Co. will be distributing the film in the U.S., aiming for a May 12 release.Here’s the movie synopsis, and the trailer:”A disillusioned school teacher suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes – a challenge bestowed upon him by power-crazed aliens, watching him from space.” Sadly, the film has not been embraced by the critics (or the fans) so it doesn’t seem like a fitting farewell for Williams. Posted May 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneRobin Williams died on August 11, 2014, just three weeks after completing his work in the comedy “Absolutely Anything.” According to Deadline, that film is finally getting a limited release in the U.S., as early as this month.”Absolutely Anything” stars Simon Pegg — with Robin Williams as the voice of his faithful dog — and co-starring Kate Beckinsale and the Monty Python gang — John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin.
Because it was like, We’re onto something special, because it’s new. But on the first movie it was five and that was without the hair. So I just had to shave the under section. So the actual application of the make-up is 2 and a half hours, then there’s an hour with the bald cap and then getting dressed. It’s so cool, because in the second movie we’re finally getting back there. Was it a surprise that you were coming back?Karen Gillan: I knew I was going to come back but I didn’t know in what capacity. Villain is pretty fun. Anyone who questions whether or not a female can play that role is insane because of course she can. I was so excited that I got to!Did you talk to James in-between and say, “I’d really love to do this with Nebula.”No, I never did, mostly because James is a genius, and I don’t think he really needs my input. It’s a lot of fun.So it was a thrill to get to talk to Gillan about the character, the progress of Nebula, whether or not she’s a part of the upcoming Disneyland ride, and what she thinks of a female Doctor Who.Moviefone: You’re back! Because, you know, these movies are so him. I think that there’s actually way bigger commitments that other actors make, like TV shows that last seven years, so it’s not really such a huge commitment in the grand scale of things. Having a LEGO version of yourself is pretty cool.Do you have all that stuff?Well, there are a few dolls of myself from “Doctor Who,” as well. I think we should have one. So I am going to start collecting them.It would be cool to have a closet full of your toys and then maybe send people in there when they ask where the bathroom is.I’ll be like, “Oh, my mistake. It was never explored as in-depth as what we do in the second movie. That’s so important.You have a really great arc in this movie, in that you get to be a villain, a Ravager, and a Guardian. 3.” Are you excited?I’m so excited! However, when we first screened a trailer at San Diego Comic Con for the first movie, and there was this long pause, or at least what felt like a long pause, afterwards, and it was like, Huh, I’ve never seen anything like this before. In the screen test, the scene I performed was very much geared towards that vibe, instead of a villain-y vibe. It was amazing. And that was great.You have long hair now and you’re shooting “Avengers: Infinity War.” So is it all just under a cap?Yeah, they keep gifting me more hair each movie. It’s so interesting.When I was auditioning for the character of Nebula, this is what I found the most interesting and what attracted me to the role, the relationship between these two women and the abuse that they suffered. So it’s like, “Yeah, I’ll do it.”Do you still watch “Doctor Who”?I haven’t caught up on the more recent stuff, but I really need to because I want to see Pearl.Do you want a female Doctor Who?YES! Was it exciting to finally get to play that?It was so exciting, and there actually was a scene like that in the first movie but it ended up getting cut, where we hinted at what went on with them. It’s actually to the right.”You’ve been a part of two pretty big franchises, with “Doctor Who” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” and you’re about to be in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Is there any trepidation on your part signing up for these things that could last years?Not really. We had talked about the character before I did the screen test and we had talked about this relationship. But “Guardians” was the risk. That would be good.Earlier this week, James announced that he’s coming back to write and direct “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. I was so excited about it. Some people get raises, I just get more hair. That’s when I got really excited. And, also, it’s sort of a no-brainer, I like Marvel and I loved the original “Jumanji” so much. So it feels like these movies are in the safest hands possible when it’s him.”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. But I think he knew that. So it adds up.You’re about to enter the big Marvel universe with “Avengers: Infinity War.” Are you excited about that?So excited! But at a certain point, I was being called “sir” too much because I’m also really tall so from the back I just looked like a boy. The essence of him is all over these movies. I think she does want to be accepted into the family but she’ll pretend that she doesn’t care.She’s like the teen that huffs and goes back to her room.Yeah, she’s a little emo.Last time I saw you, you were on set, and you’d said you’d gotten the make-up down to a more manageable situation.So, on the first movie I had to shave my whole head, which was a really cool experience and liberating. There’s a ton of actresses who can play that role, and it would be really cool. We started that in January and it’s been incredible.Are you in the Disneyland ride?No, I’m not! We do need a male in the TARDIS because we have a female companion.Well, there could be a male companion?Yes, so we should have a female doctor and a male companion. Nobody really knew what it was; it was this random comic. Because of course she can. In fact, it wasn’t villain-y at all and I had to make it more villain-y for the first movie. It was things that I just couldn’t say no to. When did you feel like you guys were making something that was really going to connect with people?I always had a lot of faith in it because it’s Marvel and they had such a success rate, it’s ridiculous. Or at least pretend to be. And I think it was actually smart to save it for the next movie, because it adds to the layers and held some things back before giving it back to the audience. I’m going to go with villain. 2″ is out this week, everywhere in the universe. They’re his sense of humor, his taste in music. 2,” Gillan really gets to play with the character, delving deep into her back story, getting far juicier scenes with her adoptive sister, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and the rest of the Guardians, and allowing the character to have more dimension and complexity. And if she’s going to be a Guardian, she’ll be a reluctant one. Not having them is maybe just as weird. And he said, “I finally saw what I saw in you during that screen test.” It was like: yay!The first film was a pretty unknown quantity. But I didn’t own any of them. I can run with that. The Scottish actress, a veteran of things like “Doctor Who,” last year’s under-appreciated indie western “In a Valley of Violence,” and “The Circle” (also currently in theaters), is charming, excitable, and very sweet, all of which makes her transformation into the revenge-seeking Nebula even more impressive.In “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. So it was really cool reading that script for the first time and feeling like the character was evolving so much and you were learning so much more about her backstory and her relationship with Gamora was being explored in-depth. They’re just working with it.Did it cut down on time, in terms of you applying everything?Well, me and Zoe take about the same time, which is four hours total. But on the second movie, they’d told me they’d figured out a way where I just had to shave part of my head. I definitely had a great time filming it but, again, you just don’t know. 2,” then it will probably come as a shock to you just how effusive and bubbly Gillan is in real life. That was something that I thought, I can grab onto that. What aspect was the most fun to play? But I’m going to go on it and take photos and put my picture on the posters.What is your favorite piece of Nebula merchandise?Being a LEGO is pretty cool. Posted May 2, 2017 by Drew TaylorIf you only know Karen Gillan from her role as Nebula, the blue-skinned, robotically enhanced villainess from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and this week’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. I was over the moon.Some of the scenes between you and Gamora felt like they should have been in the first movie. But that was something that we discovered in the screen test.
Thankfully, after the film received a great reception at SXSW earlier this year, Sony cut down our wait time and moved the film up from August to June 28.5. 2. The best compliment we can give this trailer is that we wish we made it. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Official TrailerYes, this franchise is very “been there, done that” with audiences after whatever the hell “On Stranger Tides” was. Expect lots of explosions in between Caesar giving you all the feels.4. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Teaser TrailerYou know why this teaser is great. From the moody use of Kaleo’s “Way Down We Go” on the soundtrack, to the emotionally stirring VO from Charles Xavier (RIP), this trailer resonates long after the final credits roll.Watching it again makes you just as excited to see “Logan” for a second time as you were upon first viewing. “Thor: Ragnaok” Trailer 1 Thank the gods of Asgard for this movie, and for giving us our new favorite GIF: 1. Now, it has our attention — and our money on opening weekend.7. “War for the Planet of the Apes” Trailer 2For two a-mah-zing films, the rebooted franchise has been building to an epic showdown between man and ape. We need this movie in our eye holes now. Because science. Before we watched this preview, “Blonde” had our curiosity. “Logan” Trailer 2One of the best X-Men movies ever gives the franchise arguably its best trailer ever. Here are the year’s best previews for both movies coming soon to a theater near you and those we’ve already seen/can’t wait to see again.9. Did we leave out some of your favorites? “Baby Driver” Trailer 1This trailer is like a club Stefon would pitch; it has everything — Car chases, a sassy Kevin Spacey, and foot-tappin’ needle drops. I mean, just writing about it now, I can’t even — *rocks back and forth in corner.3. Scariest trailer ever. “It Comes at Night” TrailerWe don’t know what the “It” here is, but we’re pretty sure it would make Stephen King’s murder clown blush. (And no, sharks — ghost or otherwise — don’t have snake-like fangs or rib cages. But we’re a sucker for ghost sharks and Javier Bardem doing the villain thing again. It’s already made us cry four times while writing this. The trailers.Sure, we get to watch them online several days before they hit theaters — but there’s nothing like seeing them on the big screen with a trough full of expensive popcorn in your lap.If these trailers are any indication, 2017 is poised to be a pretay, pretay big year for movies. Posted May 2, 2017 by Phil PirrelloOur favorite part of going to the movies? Stephen King’s “IT” Trailer 1Scariest trailer ever? “Atomic Blonde” Trailer 2Charlize Theron invents new levels of kick-punching violence as her lethal spy turns a stairwell into a UFC octagon in this trailer. This trailer for Pennywise’s much-anticipated trip will give you a serious case of day terrors. This trailer proves that director Matt Reeves is going to deliver on that — and then some. Sound off in the comments below. But we’ll give this movie a pass.)8. Now, less reading and more watching it again.6. You’ve watched it at least a fabillion times this week already.
Writer/director team Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are at the helm again.”Bad Moms” was a surprise hit last summer, earning over $180 million worldwide on just a $20 million budget.”A Bad Moms Christmas” is set to be released in theaters November 3. Posted May 2, 2017 by Kelly WooThe “Bad Moms” are getting their own bad moms, just in time for the holidays!”A Bad Moms Christmas,” the sequel to last year’s hit comedy, has cast Susan Sarandon, Cheryl Hines, and Christine Baranski as the mothers of Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, and Mila Kunis.In the sequel, overworked and underappreciated moms Kunis, Bell, and Hahn are faced with the overwhelming headache otherwise called Christmas … which is made even crazier when they have to host their own mothers.Justin Hartley and Peter Gallagher are also joining the cast, while Jay Hernandez, David Walton, and Wanda Sykes are set to reprise their roles from the first movie.
But will Elektra be herself when she’s revived — or will she turn into the Black Sky as prophesied?Oh, great. Netflix released a new teaser video for “Marvel’s The Defenders” which points to the return of Elodie Young’s Elektra, who died in the Season 2 finale of “Daredevil.” The video shows the massive stone urn her body was placed into by the Hand and someone pouring blood into — and the urn opening!It seems very likely the Hand means to resurrect her just as they did Nobu. #DEFENDpic.twitter.com/PT4ldeiFRP
— The Defenders (@TheDefenders) May 2, 2017Elektra was always mercurial in her principles, anyway, and the video’s sarcastic caption (“Oh great”) and follow-up answers on Twitter indicate that she will be more foe than friend to the Defenders — Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron First, and Jessica Jones — when she returns. Posted May 2, 2017 by Kelly WooSome people just don’t stay dead in this city. “The Defenders” begins streaming August 18 on Netflix.
💔 Pitch will not be returning. Your support and love for the show has always moved us deeply! Baseball did not grab the same ratings as sexy political intrigue, alas. All that said: this team put something original and high quality on TV and should be very proud of it — I certainly am of them.”
The series was originally going to launch in spring of 2017, but was moved up to try to capture “Scandal” fans after Kerry Washington went on maternity leave. “Ginny Baker has profoundly changed my life and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role that resonated with so many people. MOST IMPORTANTLY!!!- Thank you to all of the fans who took the journey with us! I don’t have some eloquently thought out caption, because I’m still processing it all. Loved every minute. Thank you to all of the fans who took the journey with us! Ginny Baker has profoundly changed my life and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role that resonated with so many people. No way around it: we took a bad hop grounder to the face today. I wasn’t ready to let go of Ginny, but more than anything I wasn’t ready to let go of my Pitch family- the cast, crew, creators and writers, thank you for the magic. I love you all.”My heart is heavy. Posted May 2, 2017 by Sharon KnolleIt’s strike three for Fox’s baseball series “Pitch” — EW reports that the series, which starred Kylie Bunbury as the first woman to pitch in the major leagues, has been canceled.”I”m sorry to tell you that ‘Pitch’ will not be getting a second season,” executive producer Kevin Falls confirmed on Twitter.Bunbury shared a heartfelt Instagram post thanking fans of the show. ❤️ Ginny Baker out ✌🏽⚾️A post shared by Kylie Bunbury (@kyliebunbury) on May 1, 2017 at 7:32pm PDT
Co-creator Dan Fogelman tweeted: “Obviously we’re all crushed — thank you to our amazing fans and thank you to our incredible cast & crew. I wasn’t ready to let go of Ginny, but more than anything I wasn’t ready to let go of my ‘Pitch’ family- the cast, crew, creators and writers, thank you for the magic… I love you all. Your support and love for the show has always moved us deeply!
For our big #JungleCruise creative meeting at DISNEY’s highly secure R&D facilities, me and @danygarciaco were escorted into THE VAULT. Anytime you see anything connected to a new-ish movie, from an elaborately themed meet-and-greet to a preview of an upcoming movie playing in a disused 3D theater, that stuff isn’t paid for by Disney Parks; it’s paid for by Walt Disney Studios. In the lead-up to “Moana,” Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios often deferred to Johnson, who debuted a number of trailers and clips on his personal social media accounts. It’s notoriously difficult to get anything green lit at Walt Disney Imagineering, since the costs are so high and the time to create the attractions so lengthy, but if there’s outside money helping it along, then that certainly greases the wheels. Sure, Johnson is working on a movie adaptation of the attraction but the post still seemed pretty “out of left field.” But was this post another example of his patented brand of self-aggrandizing braggadocio or is there something to his claims?First, let’s get into his claims that he and his production partner Dany Garcia were invited to a secret corner of the Walt Disney campus. Banker: Oh that seems fun, Mr. Roy: Alright gentlemen, so me and my brother Walt, want to build the greatest multiple theme park attraction in the world. Walt Disney Imagineering is a tight-lipped group that some have referred to as Walt’s “Black Ops Unit” back when he was still alive. (Although the facilities are close.) There’s a nearby library dedicated to all things Walt Disney Imagineering that contains a lot of things, including that map of Disneyland, which inspired Johnson to post a bizarre, imaginary conversation between Walt Disney, his brother, Roy Disney, and some undisclosed banker. That means that if the other parks fell in line with this project, Tokyo Disneyland potentially couldn’t — and wouldn’t — follow suit.)If Johnson and his production partner are willing to help fund the makeover, which they can also chalk up to promotion for the new movie, then all the better. A very special opportunity for us and our @sevenbucksprod to create an unforgettable and fun EXPERIENCE for families around the world. Posted May 2, 2017 by Drew TaylorOver the weekend, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, uploaded a photo of himself at a Disney campus and claimed, in no short order, that he would help revitalize The Jungle Cruise, one of the signature attractions of the Disney Parks (and one of the opening day draws at Disneyland, from way back in 1955). But it’s also a creaky one. BUT what takes this to the next level, is that we’ll partner with Disney’s brilliant Imagineers to help re-engineer and re-design the #JungleCruise ride in all the Disney theme parks around the world. Cant imagine what that meeting with bankers was like. (Walt privately controlled the group to keep it away from financial second-guessing.) Well, that mostly has to do with Johnson’s 85 million Instagram followers. Plus, there’s the time it takes to overhaul one of these attractions. #JungleCruise #TheExperience #DisneyStudios #Imagineers #SevenBucksProds #WaltAndRockWouldveBeenBesties #AndWorkoutBuddies #WaltWouldveLovedMyJackedUpPickUpTruck 😉🤙🏾A post shared by therock (@therock) on Apr 29, 2017 at 9:59am PDTWe’ve been to the Disney Vault and this certainly isn’t it. Exciting times. There’s no groveling when the project is a huge corporate priority.And here’s the other thing — if there’s a theme park attraction already in the parks worldwide, then there’s a much better chance Johnson’s “Jungle Cruise” will actually get made. If this update is coming from Johnson/Garcia and the team behind the new movie, it’s all but assured that it’ll actually get completed. Lastly, and this is a big one, why would Disney allow Johnson to post something like this? Curtains were pulled back for us to reveal the actual drawn up plans that Walt Disney had his brother, Roy Disney take to New York to present to the bankers in 1950 for the potential loan to build what’s now known as Disney Land. It’s clear from the photo that he was at Walt Disney Imagineering, the branch of the company responsible for designing all of the theme parks, attractions, restaurants, and cruise ships. Well, clearly I don’t know how the hell men were actually talking in the 50’s, but what I do know is being able to star in and produce #JungleCruise is a dream come true. There is undoubtedly a pile of concepts on the Imagineers’ desks about how they could enhance this attraction, and every time it goes down for a rehab it’s either something minor or purposefully goofy (like the annual Jingle Cruise holiday makeover).The kind of circuitous movie-based-on-a-theme-park-attraction-then-inspiring-the-attraction phenomenon isn’t new; Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films was installed in Pirates of the Caribbean, an attraction that is arguably more passionately adored than Jungle Cruise. (Back when they thought “The Lone Ranger” was going to be a hit, there were plans to install those characters into Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. That’s why it’s there. The studio is clearly just as itchy to get “The Jungle Cruise” (and its corresponding revamp) out there in the wild, and who better a spokesperson to have than The Rock? it’s magical. Disney. A legitimate vault where all of Disney’s biggest secrets and plans are kept. (If only he knew the kind of financial loop-da-loops that Walt and Roy went through to get that park open on time.)Secondly, the concept that Johnson and Garcia could help remake the Jungle Cruise (an attraction that is a staple of Disneyland, Magic Kingdom in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland) isn’t an outlandish one. Considering the massive changes going on at Disneyland, where the “Star Wars”-themed land is currently being constructed, it’d be a bummer if you saved up all year to come to the park and couldn’t even see the backside of water.(One potentially thorny issue: Disney doesn’t technically own the Japanese theme parks; the Oriental Land Company, a leisure and entertainment company founded five years after Disneyland opened in Anaheim, does. He wasn’t, as he claims, in The Vault (although more on that in a minute). And had “Tomorrowland” succeeded, it would have precipitated a major sea change in that section of the park, beginning with a nifty augmented reality game.) The reason those proposed enhancements never come to pass is because it’s hard to justify the costs when there are other, more pressing (and more popular) attractions to focus on. Movies based on the theme park attractions are a priority, but they’re just as cumbersome to get produced as the attractions themselves and the last 10 years have been littered with well-intentioned would-be blockbusters (Guillermo del Toro’s “The Haunted Mansion,” Jon Favreau’s “Magic Kingdom,” Max Landis’s “Space Mountain,” the list goes on …) With these moves, Johnson is all but assuring his latest genre franchise will make it to the big screen and with a truly mighty amount of promotional power behind it. The photo Johnson posted was in one of the main hallways of the Glendale, California campus.Grateful SOB to have Walt and Mickey watching over my shoulder as @danygarciaco and I embark on this amazing project. Roy: *smiles in a playful mischievous manner, Oh yes my good man, it will have a few things that are in fact, fun. Next step is finding our visionary director. And as Walt Disney himself would say… Sure, it’s a classic attraction.
I kill with my heart.”@McConaughey I deal in lead. Deal with it. Posted May 2, 2017 by Kelly WooMatthew McConaughey and Idris Elba are taking their “Dark Tower” duel seriously.The actors will playing the deadliest of enemies in the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s “Gunslinger” novel series. #DarkTowerMoviepic.twitter.com/IvpjVKFHCH
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) May 2, 2017And here’s the official synopsis of “The Dark Tower”:Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the ‘Dark Tower’ that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.”The Dark Tower” opens in theaters August 4. #DarkTowerMoviepic.twitter.com/NdDw4qtD0w
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) May 2, 2017Elba shot back with with one of his hero, Roland Deschain aka the Gunslinger, declaring, “I don’t kill with my gun. In advance of the first trailer, expected to debut tomorrow, they both released teaser videos via social media playing up their characters’ antagonistic relationship.McConaughey’s villainous Man in Black ominously promises “the Tower will fall” in his teaser:@idriselba I know this.
It stars Katherine Langford as Hannah, a high school student who kills herself and leaves 13 audiotapes explaining her reasons, including sexual assault, substance abuse and bullying.The show first aired with a TV-MA rating and three episodes came with a “viewer discretion advised” warning. “While many of our members find the show to be a valuable driver for starting important conversation with their families, we have also heard concern from those who feel the series should carry additional advisories….”Netflix also directed viewers to 13ReasonsWhy.info, where they can find a crisis text line and the suicide prevention hotline. Mental health experts complained that wasn’t enough. Posted May 2, 2017 by Sharon KnolleAfter heavy criticism that its teen series “13 Reasons Why” glamorizes suicide, Netflix has added more trigger warnings for graphic content.The series, which is co-produced by Selena Gomez, is based on Jay Asher’s 2007 YA best-seller. And Netflix has an aftershow, “Beyond the Reasons,” that addresses some of the more serious issues raised by the series.Series creator Brian Yorkey also defended Hannah’s graphic suicide to THR: “As difficult as it is to watch, it should be difficult to watch.”Despite (or because) of the controversy, the show will likely be renewed for a second season. Several schools also sent warning letters to parents saying that “the show may be perceived as glorifying and romanticizing suicide.”Netflix announced Monday it has now added a warning before the first episode and “also strengthened the messaging and resource language in the existing cards for episodes that contain graphic subject matter,” according to THR.”There has been a tremendous amount of discussion about our series ’13 Reasons Why’,” Netflix said in the statement.
He also shared a picture of William with his older sister and mom Molly.He thanked all the staff at Cedars Sinai Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles by name and urged people to donate to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.”Please say a prayer or send positive thoughts to the families with children who are still in the hospital now because they need it,” Kimmel said, getting choked up.He said he will be taking the taking the rest of the week off and guest hosts would be filling in for him.We’re sending all the hugs to Kimmel and his family. Posted May 2, 2017 by Sharon KnolleJimmy Kimmel got very emotional as he revealed on last night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that his newborn son has a serious heart condition.In the show’s opening monologue, Kimmel’s voice shook as he shared the story of how his new son William, born April 21, was born with a heart disease.”He appeared to be a happy, healthy baby until about three hours after he was born,” Kimmel shared, then related how a perceptive nurse noticed the baby had a heart murmur and wasn’t the right color.Luckily, a heart surgeon was found right away to repair one of the defects in little Billy’s heart and the operation was a success. Kimmel said his son would need another surgery in three to six months and then another operation in his teens to replace the heart valve he has now.Kimmel shared photos of his son on Monday, with dozens of tubes attached, and then a happy, smiling photo of the baby from yesterday.
Here’s how Marvel’s web-swinger vaulted over many obstacles and spun one of the most beloved of all superhero sagas.1. A storyboard for what the filmmaker had planned can be seen above.5. Raimi tried to shoot on real New York locations whenever possible, but most of the big action set-pieces — including the Goblin’s attacks on Times Square and the Queensboro Bridge (above) — were shot primarily on Hollywood sets with computer-generated cityscapes added later.17. Producer Ian Bryce said the eight-minute Times Square sequence was even more complex to stage than the massive D-Day invasion he’d helped recreate in “Saving Private Ryan.”16. Fincher ultimately passed on the gig because he didn’t want to do an origin story; rather, he wanted to do the tragic Gwen Stacy storyline that would eventually inform Marc Webb’s “Amazing Spider-Man” movies. “Spider-Man” was one of the first films forced to make changes in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. That teaser trailer had to be scrapped. 4. They’re the kind they wore in ‘X-Men.'” But the scene was trimmed.21. When it premiered, it became the first movie ever to cross the $100 million mark its first weekend, debuting with a record $114.8 million. While the lawyers were trying to unsnarl the legal webs, writers drafted several Spidey screenplays that never got made. Also, its green color meant it had to be filmed in front of a blue screen during effects shots, while Maguire’s blue and red costume had to be shot against a green screen. It consisted of 580 pieces and took half an hour to put on, but Dafoe insisted on wearing it whenever possible instead of dressing a stunt double in it. One reason it took until 2002 to get a Spidey movie made: nearly two decades worth of lawsuits over who controlled the film rights. Directed by the guy whose best work was the micro-budget “Evil Dead” horror movies?Yet it all somehow worked, breaking records on its opening weekend, launching a lucrative franchise, and making bankable A-listers out of Maguire, co-star James Franco, and director Sam Raimi. had with “Never Say Never Again”).2. Dafoe’s Goblin costume bedeviled the filmmakers. Cameron also came up with the idea of making Spider-Man’s webs organic, rather than synthetic creations shot from a device worn on his wrist. Eventually, he decided that the daddy issues at play in the Goblin storyline were interesting enough to drop Doc Ock.6. So the two actors had to have their effects shots done separately, even in scenes where they appeared together.18. Sony suits found test shots of Spider-Man crawling up the side of a building so convincing that they thought they were seeing actual footage of Maguire in costume.15. “Spider-Man” cost a reported $139 million to make. Eventually, the job of writing the “Spider-Man” screenplay went to “Jurassic Park” screenwriter David Koepp. Two other script doctors polished Koepp’s work; one was two-time-Oscar-winner Alvin Sargent, who’d resurrect the Doc Ock story in his own script for “Spider-Man 2.” But ultimately, Koepp earned sole screen credit. It was the future “Magic Mike” actor’s first job out of college.11. Raimi (above, center) wasn’t Sony’s first choice to direct; other filmmakers up for the job included Chris Columbus, Jan de Bont, Roland Emmerich, Ang Lee, Tony Scott, M. Worldwide, it grossed $821.7 million.24. Also, images of the Twin Towers had to be airbrushed out of the posters and digitally erased from the film.23. Speaking of “X-Men,” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine was also supposed to have a cameo. In a way, all the legal delays were fortunate, since a lot of the movie’s stunts would have been impossible in the days when CGI was still primitive or non-existent. It came down to a battle between MGM, the studio whose only reliable source of revenue was the James Bond series, and Sony. The studio was fined $59,000 for workplace safety violations.20. The studios finally agreed to a swap: MGM would give up its Spider-Man claim if Sony would stop trying to make its own 007 movies (like Warner Bros. Among those on the short list: Wes Bentley, Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Furlong (who had been Cameron’s choice), Chris Klein, Heath Ledger, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jay Rodan, and Scott Speedman. Posting on Instagram last summer after seeing Holland re-introduce the wall-crawler in “Captain America: Civil War,” the original Peter Parker called his successor’s performance “great.” Also auditioning to play the lead were Franco, who ultimately landed the role of Peter’s pal Harry Osborn instead, and Joe Manganiello, who was instead cast as bully Flash Thompson. But Raimi had enjoyed Maguire’s lead performance in “The Cider House Rules” and was sure he could capture Peter Parker’s insecurity and decency.10. The iconic upside-down kiss scene was shot on the New York street set of the Warner Bros. Posted May 2, 2017 by Gary SusmanHard to remember now, but there was a lot of skepticism about the first “Spider-Man” movie before it came out 15 years ago this week (on May 3, 2002).Tobey Maguire as a superhero? Initially, the Marvel Comics guru was supposed to approach Peter and say, “Hey, kid, would you like a pair of these glasses? During construction of a “Spider-Man” set in Hollywood, welder Tim Holcombe was killed in an accident involving a tumbling forklift. Night Shyamalan, and David Fincher.8. The film’s first teaser featured a scene especially shot for the ad, in which Spidey traps a helicopter full of thieves in a giant web suspended between the World Trade Center towers. Ultimately, Raimi’s life-long Spider-Man fandom earned him the gig.9. It would go on to earn $403.7 million in North America, making it the biggest hit of 2002. (Sargent was married to one of the film’s producers, the late Lynda Obst.)7. But Sony and “X-Men” studio 20th Century Fox tussled over rights issues, and the appearance didn’t happen.22. For Mary Jane, Raimi envisioned actual redhead Alicia Witt. Maguire spent months buffing up and working with a physical trainer, a yoga teacher, a martial-arts master, and a climbing instructor. Similarly, Maguire wasn’t the first choice for Peter Parker. Octopus. He kept Cameron’s organic-web concept, among other ideas, but changed the villains to Green Goblin and Dr. Another early script outline came from no less than James Cameron, who envisioned a story pitting Spider-Man against Electro and Sandman (villains who’d eventually find their way into later Spider-movies). The obligatory Stan Lee cameo — he’s briefly seen pulling a girl to safety during the Times Square attack — was supposed to be longer. One of the more bizarre efforts was a script more like “The Fly” than a superhero story, with a mad scientist subjecting Peter Parker to radiation experiments that transformed him into an eight-limbed freak, a violent human tarantula.3. With Tom Holland gearing up to star as the third Spider-Man in 15 years (in July’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”), he’s already earned Maguire’s blessing. He also studied the movements of spiders in order to imitate them.14. studio lot in Burbank.19. But Dunst, drawn by Raimi and Maguire’s indie-film credentials, lobbied for the part and auditioned successfully.12.Willem Dafoe landed the Green Goblin role only after Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Liam Neeson (Raimi’s “Darkman” star), and John Travolta all said “no.”13. A henna-haired Kirsten Dunst as love interest Mary Jane Watson?
(And don’t expect Ego to be a straight-up good guy. As family reunions ago, it’s not one of the best.)4. You’ll just have to watch the movie to find out. But none of the scenes set up or tease “Infinity War,” at least not directly. 2,” including Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista) Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel). A few characters mention the owner of the best space chair ever by name, but the movie never shows him. Stick Around for the End CreditsMarvel fans are conditioned by now to stick around when the credits roll. Instead, it looks like High Priestess Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) and her people, “The Sovereign,” will serve as villains this time around. Its sequel sets a record for the MCU, with five (!) — one of which features our pal, Stan Lee. But that’s okay, because all signs point to Baby Groot being the sequel’s breakout character. The Team Gets Some New MembersAll five of the original Guardians return for “Vol. Now, Star-Lord and his merry band of intergalactic miscreants are back for another adventure.Here’s everything you need to know before seeing the latest addition to the MCU, including what the team’s new mission is and why you should absolutely stick around after the credits.1. Instead, the goal is to offer moviegoers an even wider glimpse of Marvel’s cosmic characters.That means new alien races like the Sovereign, new beings like Ego, and plenty of other surprises along the way. 2,” but he’s still a far cry from the giant tree monster he used to be. (Nebula will not officially join forces with this “bunch of a-holes,” and fans can expect her to go out on her own by the time the movie ends.)Fans will also see one entirely new character seemingly join the roster. And that’s a good thing, because “Guardians 2” has plenty to offer diligent audience members.The first film featured two end-credits tags — Baby Groot dancing FTW! Expect even more nerd-friendly cameos and Easter eggs this time around, including the debut of a new MCU character played by a certain Italian Stallion.6. The Cosmic-side of the MCU Expands Director James Gunn is making a point of keeping Star-Lord the only (mostly) human character in this film. Find out what all five scenes have in store when “Guardians” hits theaters Friday. Mantis (Pom Klementieff) is an empath/psychic who just might give Drax a run for his money as the most socially-awkward member of the team.2. But the team will expand a little for this next adventure.Yondu (Michael Rooker) will be more ally than frenemy this time around, while Nebula (Karen Gillan) is apparently abandoning her father, Thanos, and throwing her lot in with the Guardians — but not before clashing with sis, Gamora. Say Hello to Star-Lord’s DadThe first “Guardians” played up the mystery who Star-Lord’s papa was; all we knew at the time is that it was some cosmic being powerful enough to make Peter Quill capable of wielding an Infinity Stone without vaporizing himself.That mystery gets solved in “Vol. Or his chair. Thanos Sits This One OutThe first “Guardians” was notable, among other things, for giving Thanos his first significant role in the MCU. There Will Be Lots of Baby GrootWhen last we saw the Guardians, Groot had narrowly survived his great sacrifice and was slowly regrowing his body. It doesn’t appear that he’s made much progress since then.Groot may be mobile again in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. The trailers alone make it clear that Groot is responsible for more comedy than ever, and based on the amount of Baby Groot-themed merchandise out there, Marvel clearly expects fans to fall in love with this tiny, squeaky-voiced incarnation of the character.3. 2,” as the team comes face to face with Star-Lord’s pops, Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell). Posted May 2, 2017 by Jesse Schedeen”Guardians of the Galaxy” was easily the breakout hit of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Two. It’s kind of his specialty.5. What the heck is a Living Planet, and why does it look an awful lot like Snake Plissken? But even with Marvel Studios steering full-steam ahead to 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” don’t expect the Infinity Gem-coveting villain to make a return appearance here. The Sovereign are a race of intensely xenophobic aliens who become the latest in a long line of enemies Star-Lord manages to attract.
It’s like nobody remembered to warn him about spoilers. Just last month, he revealed that his character won’t be killed off.We’ll see Sheeran pop up in “Game of Thrones” Season 7 sometime after its July 16 premiere.[via: The Daily Mail] “I sing a song and then she goes, ‘Oh, that’s a nice song.'”Since his cameo is apparently only around five minutes long, we probably now know the gist of the entire scene. Yes, you probably saw that coming given he’s a Grammy-winning musician, but the information is new nonetheless. Posted May 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe “Game of Thrones” showrunners know how to do a surprise right.They didn’t just convince Ed Sheeran to do a guest appearance on the series as a surprise for co-star Maisie Williams (Arya); they also got him to (spoiler alert) sing for her as part of his cameo. He let it slip during an interview with The Hits Radio.”I do a scene with Maisie,” he said, according to The Daily Mail.