“La La Land” is still looking like the movie to beat at the Sunday, Feb. And it’s possible “La La Land” would not be the Oscar frontrunner it is without Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as the leads. Damien told them that he no longer thinks you’re creatively right for the project. 26 Hollywood Super Bowl, with Emma Stone likely to win Best Actress. Watson initially wouldn’t commit to the lead role, then “began making all these crazy demands,” the source claimed, “like rehearsals for the film must be done in London — for a film called ‘La La Land!’ They jumped through hoops to make it work with her, but she just didn’t feel the film was right for her.”Eventually, the film cast Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, who have worked together a couple of times before, and both keep picking up nominations and awards for this movie. Here’s more of that interview:”Teller gets a little nervous telling the story, tearing his dinner roll to shreds and claiming he doesn’t know what happened before deciding, whatever, ‘These are just facts.’ He explains that he almost passed up the chance to be in Arms and the Dudes because it would have conflicted with La La Land. Sometimes the timing doesn’t line up to do everything.Teller has opened up about losing “La La Land,” telling Esquire that Chazelle offered him the role when they were filming “Whiplash,” before that movie became its own Oscar-winning hit. C’est la vie.Want more stuff like this? Director Damien Chazelle confirmed that Emma Watson and Miles Teller were previously cast in the movie, but then things did not work out.Now Page Six has a story quoting unnamed insiders who claim that Teller and Watson are furious with their teams for not securing the film, when those behind the scenes blame the stars themselves for being “too demanding.”One insider said that Teller was offered $4 million to star in the movie, but he wanted $6 million. Posted January 30, 2017 by Gina CarboneBehind every Oscar frontrunner is a line of actors fuming because they were almost that Oscar frontrunner. Like us on Facebook. (They both won Golden Globes and Emma Stone just won a SAG Award over the weekend.)The same source said, “Now both Miles and Emma Watson are raising hell with their agents for not securing the roles for them — even though it was the actors’ fault for being too demanding.” Another source, clearly of a similar mind, said, “Both Miles and Emma f*cked themselves over for not doing ‘La La Land.’ Now that it’s winning all the awards, they’re freaking out and looking for someone else to blame.”However, other sources told the site that Watson stepped away to do “Beauty and the Beast,” which comes out in March. It does seem likely that she made a conscious choice, like she did to decline “Cinderella” when it didn’t seem right for her. He’s moving on without you.’ ” So he sent him a text: What the f*ck, bro?”There are probably a dozen different reasons why things didn’t work out, as there always are for each movie. ‘And I got a call from my agent, saying, ‘Hey, I just got a call from Lionsgate.

Posted January 30, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards was packed with surprise wins and powerful political speeches, but the biggest win of the night came from Winona Ryder’s facial expressions.The “Stranger Things” star gave the Internet a lifetime’s worth of GIFs just by reacting to her co-star David Harbour’s amazing acceptance speech for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series:What a passionate speech by @DavidKHarbour on behalf of the @Stranger_Things ensemble! I’ll wait. SIMPSON”Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
MAHERSHALA ALI / Juan – “MOONLIGHT” (A24)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
VIOLA DAVIS / Rose Maxson – “FENCES” (Paramount Pictures)Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
ALAN AISENBERG / Baxter “Gerber” Bayley
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
BETH DOVER / Linda Ferguson
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
LAURA GOMEZ / Blanca Flores
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. MOORE / Cindy “Black Cindy” Hayes
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek
LORI PETTY / Lolly Whitehill
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara “Daya” Diaz
JOLENE PURDY / Stephanie Hapakuka
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Erica “Yoga” Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda Berlin
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
LIN TUCCI / Anita DeMarco
SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey WashingtonOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
WILLIAM H. Like us on Facebook. O.J. Jim Johnson
KIRSTEN DUNST / Vivian Mitchell
TARAJI P. The Oscars race is even more of a question mark after this, but we can probably expect the impassioned political speeches to continue.Want more stuff like this? 😉 #sagawardspic.twitter.com/sTo9eauoos
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 30, 2017″Hidden Figures” (no more!) surprised everyone by picking up the top honor of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. “Fences” star Denzel Washington also surprised with his Best Actor win, and Bryan Cranston was not expected to win Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series over the “People vs. HENSON / Katherine G. Johnson – “ALL THE WAY” (HBO)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
SARAH PAULSON / Marcia Clark – “THE PEOPLE V. O.J. Simpson” stars.Here’s the full list of winners from the 23rd annual SAG Awards (via Deadline):Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
“HIDDEN FIGURES” (20th Century Fox)
MAHERSHALA ALI / Col. MACY / Frank Gallagher – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“HACKSAW RIDGE” (Lionsgate)
Lee Adamson
Jade Amantea
Cameron Ambridge
Yoshinao Aonuma
Yasushi Asaya
Keir Beck
Cory Beeston
Andrea Bertchold
Damien Bryson
Sean Button
Marky Lee Campbell
Glenn Chow
John Costelloe
Darvin Dela Cruz
Mark Duncan
Kim Fardy
Toby Fuller
Kyle Gardiner
Aiden Gillett
Caleb Guinery
Luke Ha
Nigel Harbach
Shinji Ikefuji
Yukata Izumihara
Nathan Kannegiesser
Beau Karolos
Jack Kingsley
Re-Jie Kwok
Nathan Lawson
Jace Lee
Blake Linsdell
Kenny Low
Codie Mackie
Lance Masa
Michael Matthews
Andy Minh Trieu
Chris Mitchell
Tomoki Miyamoto
Stephen Murdoch
Simon Murrell
Philip Partridge
Paul Pedersen
Mic Rogers
Andrew Stehlin
Ryan Tarran
Josh Tieu
Ben Toyer
Nick Turello
Karl Van Mooresel
Lachlan Ward
Mark Wickham
Jono Wong
Tim Wong
Casey Wright
Masa YamaguchiOutstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Boian Anev
Kristina Baskett
Rachelle Beinart
Richard Bradshaw
Michael Byrch
Nick Chopping
Christopher Cox
Jake Cox
David Cronnelly
Matt Crook
Levan Doran
Bradley Farmer
Vladimir Furdik
Richard Hansen
Rob Hayns
Paul Howell
Rowley Irlam
Erol Ismail
Milen Kaleychev
Leigh Maddern
Jonathan McBride
Leona McCarron
Kim McGarrity
Richard Mead
Casey Michaels
Sian Milne
David Newton
Jason Otelle
Radoslav Parvanov
Ian Pead
Rashid Phoenix
Andy Pilgrim
Marc Redmond
Paul Shapcott
Jonny Stockwell
Ryan Stuart
Edward Upcott
Leo WoodruffHere’s the full list of nominees, so you can see the competition. #StrangerThings#sagawardspic.twitter.com/EhTMXNsOTx
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 30, 2017Try to name a more iconic gif in 2017. HARNEY / Sam Healy
BRAD WILLIAM HENKE / Desi Piscatella
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
JULIE LAKE / Angie Rice
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
NATASHA LYONNE / Nicky Nichols
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
JAMES McMENAMIN / Charlie “Donuts” Coates
ALDIS HODGE / Levi Jackson
JANELLE MONÁE / Mary Jackson
JIM PARSONS / Paul Stafford
GLEN POWELL / John Glenn
OCTAVIA SPENCER / Dorothy VaughanOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DENZEL WASHINGTON / Troy Maxson – “FENCES” (Paramount Pictures)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
EMMA STONE / Mia – “LA LA LAND” (Lionsgate)Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
CARA BUONO / Karen Wheeler
JOE CHREST / Ted Wheeler
NATALIA DYER / Nancy Wheeler
CHARLIE HEATON / Jonathan Byers
JOE KEERY / Steve Harrington
GATEN MATARAZZO / Dustin Henderson
CALEB McLAUGHLIN / Lucas Sinclair
MATTHEW MODINE / Dr. #WinonaRyder#sagawardspic.twitter.com/PkIGu6Bgvx
— jess (@jessventures_) January 30, 2017Winona Ryder experienced every human emotion in less than 30 seconds pic.twitter.com/3dIf0MC4IY
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) January 30, 2017Me when Emma Stone won Best Actress #SAGAwardspic.twitter.com/q1lcuNt1i4
— Josephine Tovey (@Jo_Tovey) January 30, 2017Who’s making the Winona Ryder emoji keyboard because I’d definitely buy it: https://t.co/ORYCHEgEen#SAGAwardspic.twitter.com/TpdJXN42Cm
— Sam Reed (@HereReedThis) January 30, 2017Harbour had one of the best speeches of the night, along with Mahershala Ali, who won for his supporting role in “Moonlight,” and gave a beautiful speech about being a Muslim man with a Christian minister for a mother.Mahershala Ali of @moonlightmov#sagawardspic.twitter.com/q9txL6fW8R
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 30, 2017The bulk of Mahershala Ali’s fantastic #SAGAwards acceptance speech. Martin Brenner
ROB MORGAN / Officer Powell
JOHN PAUL REYNOLDS / Officer Callahan
WINONA RYDER / Joyce Byers
MARK STEGER / The Monster
FINN WOLFHARD / Mike WheelerOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE FOY / Queen Elizabeth II – “THE CROWN” (Netflix)Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
JOHN LITHGOW / Winston Churchill – “THE CROWN” (Netflix)Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
BRYAN CRANSTON / President Lyndon B. pic.twitter.com/kJBuwzAgtQ
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) January 30, 2017Nearly every speech was political in some way, referencing President Trump’s new immigration ban directly or indirectly.Lily Tomlin (and her “9 to 5” co-star Dolly Parton) charmed the crowd with her hilarious, and also political, speech for the Lifetime Achievement award:After 50 years in the business, Lily Tomlin has some sage advice for actors!

Posted January 30, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe women of “Ocean’s 8” look much too cool for school — or at least eye contact with each other — in the first official photo from the sequel/spinoff, which isn’t even due until June 2018. The shot shows our eight main characters on the NYC subway, carefully spaced out (mind the gap) in their own car, complete with luggage.Here’s the ultra-glam lineup (via Entertainment Weekly):Sandra Bullock as Debbie OceanCate Blanchett as LouRihanna as Nine BallMindy Kaling as AmitaAwkwafina stars as ConstanceHelena-Bonham Carter as RoseAnne Hathaway as Daphne KlugerSarah Paulson as Tammy
According to Collider, Sandra Bullock plays the sister of George Clooney’s character, Danny Ocean, and she has her own Brad Pitt right-hand woman in Cate Blanchett. (This movie is set in the same cinematic universe as the Clooney/Pitt/Damon “Ocean’s” movies; it’s not a reboot.)Debbie Ocean rounds up her own group of thieves to steal a necklace at the Met Gala and try to frame “a villainous gallery owner” played by Damian Lewis. Like us on Facebook. Entertainment Weekly said Lewis is rumored to play Debbie Ocean’s ex-boyfriend, so apparently he is the ex, the villain, and a gallery owner all in one. Matt Damon’s Linus Caldwell is known to have a cameo, and fashion designers are expected in the Met Gala scenes, but we’re curious to see who else shows up.”Ocean’s 8″ will be released June 8, 2018.Want more stuff like this?

Universal and Amblin partnered on “Dog’s Purpose.” It has a $22 million production budget.It’s a solid opening, one that suggests that the companies were successful in containing the wave of bad publicity that threatened the film’s release. Once white-hot, his star dimmed with bombs such as “The Lady in the Water” and “After Earth.” However, “The Visit,” another Blumhouse hit he directed, and now “Split,” have restored some of Shyamalan’s luster.Sony’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” debuted to $13.8 million for a fourth place finish. The protest threats and viral video did take a bite out of the grosses — tracking two weeks ago suggested the film would open to as much as $24 million — but the public relations headaches weren’t fatal.”What happened did hurt the box office,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. Under Rothman, Sony has built up its local language division, creating more films targeted at foreign audiences, while emphasizing pictures like “Blade Runner 2” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” that are for the global marketplace. Night Shyamalan.The director of “The Sixth Sense” has reinvented himself in recent years by working with producer Jason Blum. Universal cancelled the film’s premiere. The low-budget thriller film has earned $78 million domestically, and marks a return to form for M. The latest installment in the video game franchise has earned nearly $80 million worldwide. “I think 25 million was easily in reach before the controversy. It could hurt it in the long run. Sony worldwide marketing and distribution chief Josh Greenstein said the stateside opening was in line with the studio’s expectations and noted that the “Resident Evil” series tends to play better abroad. The previous two films made more than 80% of their grosses from foreign territories.”‘Resident Evil’ is built for an international audience,” he said, adding, “This is a perfect example of looking at a film as a global film and not as a U.S.-centric one.”It’s also in line with what Sony chief Tom Rothman has tried to emphasize since taking over at the studio in 2015. That pushes the movie musical’s domestic haul to more than $106 million. Lionsgate expanded the number of theaters that “La La Land” was playing in after it received all the awards love.The Weinstein Company’s “Gold” collapsed at the box office, eking out $3.5 million to be the worst wide-release opening of Matthew McConaughey’s career. Posted January 29, 2017 by Phil PirrelloBy Brett LangLOS ANGELES, Jan 29 (Variety.com) – Despite the TMZ videos and boycott threats, “A Dog’s Purpose” still managed to pull in family audiences, who apparently shook off or were unmoved by footage of a cowering German Shepherd being forced into rushing water.The story of a dog who gets reincarnated, living through and playing “man’s best friend” to multiple masters, brought in $18.4 million in its opening weekend. I don’t think it will sustain itself like a family film usually does.”Blumhouse and Univeral’s “Split” managed to hold on to the top spot for the second straight weekend, earning $26.3 million. That’s in line with other films for animal-lovers, such as “Eight Below” ($20.1 million) and “Dolphin Tale” ($19.1 million), neither one of which raised the ire of PETA. With the weekend’s grosses, the “Resident Evil” series has now cruised past the $1 billion mark to become the biggest video game based franchise in history.Fox’s “Hidden Figures” continued to pull in crowds, adding $14 million to its gross to push its domestic total to $104 million. After TMZ released the video, director Lasse Hallstrom, producer Gavin Polone, and various cast members expressed their outrage and placed most of the blame on the film’s second-unit production team or argued that the video was manipulated. The drama about African-American scientists in the early days of the space program was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award this week.”La La Land” capitalized on its 14 Oscar nominations to the tune of $12 million.

They’re all unique in their own special and hilarious ways. Posted January 28, 2017 by Alana AltmannYou know you always wanted to know which “Modern Family” kid you’re the most like.Whether you’re a Dunphy, Tucker-Pritchett, or a Delgado you win.

can afford to take a loss on a passion project like “Live By Night.” They probably don’t want to be taking losses, but they also probably didn’t expect blockbuster numbers from this movie. is looking at a $75 million loss. Then again, they did give it an initial limited release on Christmas, so they may have hoped it would at least get some awards love.[via: Variety, Box Office Mojo]Want more stuff like this? He is DC/Warner Bros.’s new Batman, and his debut in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was praised, despite the rest of the film being heavily criticized. Like us on Facebook. It’s not expected to make much more internationally, despite Ben Affleck being a household name, because it’s a “talky period picture” and it has no Oscar nomination backing.Warner Bros. They got that number from “insiders with knowledge of its financing and rival studio executives,” and any time rival executives are asked for comment you know they’re not likely to be generous with their estimates, so keep that in mind.”Live By Night” reportedly cost about $65 million to make (plus distribution and marketing costs) and it has only made about $16.67 million at this point — just over $10 million in domestic gross, and $6.5 million overseas. He’ll return to the Batcave for “Justice League,” and he’s also working on his own Batman solo film. Posted January 27, 2017 by Gina CarboneWell, at least he’s still Batman.”Live By Night” was often described as a passion project/labor of love for Ben Affleck — who wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the Prohibition-era crime drama. didn’t comment to Variety, but the site speculated that the studio will try to cushion any losses from the film through home entertainment sales and rentals, and TV licensing deals.You could argue that it’s all worth it to keep Ben Affleck creatively happy. Considering the money the DC Comics movies make (critical acclaim or not), Warner Bros. Unfortunately, the film has not been a box office success, and Variety reports that Warner Bros.

Like us on Facebook. I think the audience will be shocked that we went in this direction with one of our heroes. 1Jane Lynch Returns as Diana Reid, the Mother of Dr. We are not a serialized drama and yet the back nine of season 12 will be heavily serialized. Also, Reid decides to take his mother out of a clinical study early to bring her home with him, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Feb. Reid’Surface Tension’ – When a bizarre hieroglyph found under a deceased homeless man’s armpit is the same from previous casualties a few years ago, the BAU is called in to investigate. Posted January 27, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Criminal Minds” Season 12 viewers have already been on a roller-coaster ride with the whole Hotch thing, but another big twist is coming next week. “After 12 years of telling stories about our heroes, we are entering into the unknown. They won’t see this coming.”She said they will “still have a bad guy of the week,” but there will now be a storyline running through the rest of Season 12 “that will be unlike anything we have ever done.”Which character is involved? However, EW said this particular storyline is meant to start Wednesday, Feb. Executive producer Erica Messer told Entertainment Weekly that the CBS show is about to reveal some personal history about “one of our heroes.” That intel will not only affect his or her professional life, but also the direction of the rest of the season.”This is something our team has never had to deal with,” Messer told EW. 1. Cook (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau)
Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)
Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez)
Damon Gupton (Stephen Walker)
GUEST CAST:Jane Lynch (Diana Reid)
Eric Henry (Bryce Jarvis (UnSub)
Joyce Guy (M.E. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Spencer Reid)
A.J. Joan Grayson)
Dia Frampton (Jill Flanagan)
Andy Cohen (Kevin Hilliard)
Kailena Mai (Amalia Banks)
Will Finley (Mike Bollinger)
Rudy Marquez (Owen Sims)
Drea Garcia (Beth Sims)
Angela Robinson Witherspoon (Cassie Campbell)
Beth Maitland (Eleanor Parsons)
Bjarne Hecht (George Findley)
WRITTEN BY: Bruce ZimmermanDIRECTED BY: Oz Scott”Do you think the storyline is for Reid, since his mom (Jane Lynch, no less) is returning this week? Reid.REGULAR CAST:Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)
Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss)
Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. She would not say. Jane Lynch returns as Diana Reid, the mother of Dr. “Criminal Minds” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CBS.Want more stuff like this?

That’s his story, anyway.Kimmel mentioned that Momoa had a Guinness backstage before coming out, and he wondered if it might be a bad idea to give the actor some axes to throw around. Khal Drogo and Tyrion Lannister would be proud. “Game of Thrones” alum Jason Momoa was on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night to promote his new Netflix series “Frontier,” following warring factions in the 1700s fur trade. Posted January 27, 2017 by Gina CarboneDrinking and fighting at the same time? Those overhand shots!Watch the clip; the section at 3:10 is the best.Momoa also told Kimmel he had to keep his role as DC’s new Aquaman a secret or about four or five years. That was tough for him, since he’s terrible at keeping secrets from anyone. It’s a skill the actor picked up — but — he’s only good at it with a Guinness in hand. (He got his wife a donkey for her birthday ’cause she always wanted one. Momoa argued that he’s a better shot with a Guinness in his hand, so they should worry if he didn’t have another. He’s clearly a strong guy, but you can tell he has a marshmallow center. Like us on Facebook. But once he got going he really slayed. Come on, that’s cute.)”Frontier” is currently on Netflix. Momoa always plays a badass, and this particular badass throws axes around. Somehow, that argument worked, and Guillermo was dispatched to get Momoa a tall frosty one to hold while he threw axes at a target.All three guys — Kimmel, Momoa, and Guillermo — took turns, and Momoa showed that he’s not always perfect. Momoa’s Aquaman will be seen in “Justice League,” opening November 17th, 2017, then he gets his own “Aquaman” film, scheduled for October 5th, 2018.Want more stuff like this?

So begins the first of many brutal physical fights — until Veronica is actually beaten into a coma for two years. The new feature from writer-director Onur Tukel takes a set-up that in most films would lead to a heartwarming story of female friendship — and uses it instead as the springboard for an outrageously madcap black comedy.”The movie is out in theaters and On Demand March 3.[via: Collider]Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. Apollo as staged by competitive Big Apple social climbers. It also looks like Rocky vs. Ashley and Veronica apparently knew each other in college, and unexpectedly reconnect many years later at a cocktail party that Ashley works as a caterer. Ashley is barely scraping by as a painter of politically charged canvases, while Veronica is married to a wealthy businessman who’s about to profit hugely off yet another U.S.-led war in the Middle East.Within minutes of their reunion, a rivalry is revived, old wounds are torn open, and a Manhattan stairwell becomes home to a woman-on-woman brawl the likes of which are seldom seen outside of martial-arts epics. (It may be the opposite of “You are my person.”)In the dark comedy, Heche plays struggling artist Ashley (Alicia Silverstone plays her lover), with Oh as rich housewife Veronica. Seriously. That’s revealed right in the trailer! When she wakes up, she discovers their fortunes have reversed: Ashley is now a successful artist and Veronica is broke.Watch the trailer:Here’s a synopsis from Dark Sky Films:”One-time college pals Veronica (Sandra Oh) and Ashley (Anne Heche) run into each other at a party. And now the gloves are off. Posted January 27, 2017 by Gina CarboneSandra Oh and Anne Heche punch, kick, roll, and even throw rocks at each other in the wonderfully absurd trailer for “Catfight.” This thing looks glorious. The women, now in their forties and having not seen each other since school, find that their lives have taken radically different paths.

Like us on Facebook. I think it’s a very brave, bold, and also challenging story that we’re attempting.”The actor also promised that the season makes “a lot more sense once we got the last roll of film in the can for episode 716.” Keep the faith, “TWD” fans.Want more stuff like this? Posted January 27, 2017 by Kelly WooThe premiere of “Walking Dead” season 7 was brutal for many fans. But star Andrew Lincoln, who plays leader Rick Grimes, told Entertainment Weekly that he stands by the storytelling choices in the show.”[Showrunner Scott M. The violence that played out on screen was tough to take for some viewers, and the resulting backlash led producers to talk about possibly toning it down in the second half of the season. Gimple] explained it to me in one way, which I found very helpful, which was that rather than just have a very cool exciting buildup to war between between Negan and Rick, he wanted people to want more than that,” Lincoln said, “to really feel that they wanted justice, and then to also acknowledge the cost of what had happened and why they were willing to risk it all again while realizing that they were putting many, many, many lives back in the firing line.”Lincoln acknowledge that some viewers were put off, but “if you’re endeavoring to make something different and unique and challenging — and hopefully dangerous and new — sometimes it might provoke different reactions from people. And I stand by everybody telling this story, particularly the writers and everybody directing it.

Like us on Facebook. It premieres March 5 on FX.Want more stuff like this? Posted January 27, 2017 by Kelly WooThe “Feud” is on!FX released the first three images from Ryan Murphy’s newest anthology series. Turning 40, 45, 50 and feeling like you’re at the height of your powers and people saying, ‘Well, you’re done.'””Feud” boasts an all-star cast including Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Kathy Bates, and Sarah Paulson. The first season is titled “Feud: Bette and Joan” and focuses on the bitter, legendary rivalry between screen stars Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange).The show begins with the enemies starring together in 1962’s “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” At that point, they were in their 50s and considered “washed up” — something that Murphy wants to explore.”I wasn’t interested in just doing this broad, campy [show],” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I was interested in the idea of sexism, ageism, misogyny.

It’s something that I know that [Gunn] would love to do. He was already one of the most unique characters in the Marvel universe, and I think what Marvel has done — primarily what James Gunn has done — to realize that character has exceeded beyond any of its expectations. Posted January 27, 2017 by Katie RobertsWe’re still several months away from the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. And he has good reason for being so optimistic: It turns out that the idea of a Groot spinoff is something that “Guardians of the Galaxy” writer-director James Gunn has mentioned before.Here’s what Diesel had to say about his onscreen alter ego, and his vision for the hypothetical project:”… I would love to go back to his planet and learn more about him, and I think the world would, [too].”While it’s far from a sure thing (remember, Diesel is the one who famously said “Furious 7″ would win the Best Picture Oscar, so he’s a bit prone to hyperbole), the fact that Gunn is on board for the flick certainly makes us hopeful that it could eventually come to fruition. I think he’s just such an interesting character, and there’s so much to learn about him. I think it’s inevitable, I think that character is so enigmatic. 2,” but that hasn’t stopped star Vin Diesel from looking even further into the franchise’s future, proposing a possible spinoff starring his character, Groot.The actor teased the potential project during a recent interview with MTV International, in which he spoke about what makes the character so special, and the appeal of a standalone feature, which Diesel seems to think is an “inevitable” development. Sure, I think it could be very interesting. We’ll keep our tree limbs fingers crossed.

In the video, Zayn and Swift both seem to be playing famous celebs, dogged by paparazzi. But in the confines of their hotel, they are miserable and lonely, and sing of longing and regret. The single debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 back in December and has been prominently featured in the trailers for “Fifty Shades Darker.” Now, the music video is finally out, and it might be just as sexy, dangerous, and dark as the movie. for each other in the new music video for their “Fifty Shades Darker” song.The two singers have been teasing the video for the sultry duet “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” on social media. Posted January 27, 2017 by Kelly WooBaby, baby, Taylor Swift and Zayn feel crazy … That seems to perfectly tee up the premise of the movie, which starts with Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) trying to win back Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). But their rekindled romance is soon threatened by outsiders.”Fifty Shades Darker” opens in theaters February 10.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.

Something that is truly them.”Gyllenhaal may be willing to go to bat for his pal, but Reynolds — who had promised an epic reaction had the flick indeed scored a nod — didn’t seem too bothered by the omission, tweeting out a trademark joke and a gracious congratulations to the nominees. The film touched & thrilled so many worldwide. Mission Accomplished. And “Deadpool” creator Rob Liefeld also put a positive spin on things, noting he didn’t consider the lack of nomination a snub at all.Can I just go on the record and say I don’t think Deadpool was snubbed? I mean, let’s ask ourselves: What else do we want from people who create? “Because it’s him. — robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) January 24, 2017Maybe Reynolds can hire Gyllenhaal to run his For Your Consideration campaign when “Deadpool 2″ hits the awards season circuit.[via: Entertainment Weekly] And it’s brilliant.”The actor also noted that just because the film had its origins in the comics doesn’t make it any less worthy of recognition, and Reynolds’s performance deserved every bit of recognition it could get.”Sure it’s a comic book movie and it’s made a lot of money — but that doesn’t subtract from Ryan’s extraordinary work,” Gyllenhaal said. As an artist he struggled for several years to figure that out and it’s all there on the screen. Posted January 27, 2017 by Katie RobertsIf you thought “Deadpool” fans were upset about the lack of Oscar love for the offbeat superhero flick, just wait until you hear Jake Gyllenhaal’s thoughts on the subject.During an audience Q&A at a recent screening of his film “Nocturnal Animals” — itself nominated for one trophy at February’s Academy Awards, for Michael Shannon’s supporting performance — Gyllenhaal was asked to share his opinion on Oscar snubs, presumably to discuss his own for “Nocturnal Animals.” But instead, the onetime nominee (for 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain”) decided to give a shout-out to the little movie that could, and its titular star, Ryan Reynolds.”We talk about brilliant performances all the time, you know, the actors who tear themselves apart for their roles, which I’m a believer in,” Gyllenhaal told the crowd. “But then I look at Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool and I say, ‘No one can do that but him.’ That is truly, purely him.

Posted January 27, 2017 by Katie RobertsYet another music legend is joining NBC singing competition “The Voice” as an adviser, with Celine Dion set to mentor members of coach Gwen Stefani’s team during the show’s upcoming 12th season.Dion broke the exciting news herself on Twitter, telling followers that she would be #TeamGwen during the show’s next round of Battles. The superstar tweeted that she was “very excited” for the gig.Very excited to join @gwenstefani on @NBCTheVoice as #TeamGwen’s advisor for Battles! #TheVoice -Céline ✌ pic.twitter.com/5fmjWd7Eyk
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) January 27, 2017Stefani and Dion also appeared on the Today Show to promote their team-up, revealing a bit of the dynamic that will make their collaboration tick. (Namely, Dion sings like an angel — sometimes nonsensically, and pretty much nonstop — and Stefani laughs and smiles in awe.)”There is nobody like Celine,” Stefani gushed to the Today cameras, adding that the goofy Dion brought a great energy to the set.”Her brain — it’s crazy inside there, and it’s awesome,” the singer told Today.For her part, Dion said she was looking forward to working on “The Voice,” and exposing herself to new styles and different artists.”Even though I’ve been in the business for so long, I’m still learning,” she explained.Dion has been busy as of late, recently announcing a new tour and revealing that she’s once again collaborating with Disney, with the contribution of a brand new song to the soundtrack of the upcoming live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” We can’t wait to see her on our TV screens, too.”The Voice” returns for season 12 on February 27 on NBC.[via: Celine Dion/Twitter, Today]

Dog deaths are the low-hangingest of low-hanging fruit; it’s a rare film that pulls that trick four times.Will Ashton, The Playlist:
An asinine canine journey for the dog lover’s soul, … The jury’s still out on that question, though critics think audiences should skip the flick for entirely different reasons.As reviews for “A Dog’s Purpose” hit the internet this week — contributing to a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 32 — there seemed to be an underlying theme: Controversy aside, the movie just isn’t very good. … [I]f the question is, “Who’s a good movie?,” well, not this. this much saccharine isn’t healthy for animals or humans.Chris Packham, The Village Voice:
[A] dog’s purpose, it turns out, is to be reincarnated into a different sappy mini-Hallmark movie after every death. YouTube videos treat you better, and for a shorter period of time. Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times:
You don’t need an animal-rights group’s boycott to give you permission to avoid “A Dog’s Purpose.” You can skip it just because it’s clumsily manipulative dreck. … … “A Dog’s Purpose” is an awkward, graceless, meandering and unnecessarily cruel dog movie, and therefore a fairly meaningless one. Maybe next time, ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ can be reincarnated as a good movie.”A Dog’s Purpose” opens today, January 27. While critics noted that imagery of cute canines will be catnip to dog lovers, they also stressed that the film — whose premiere was canceled last week — relies too heavily on schmaltz, as well as no less than four disturbing doggy deaths, most of which are depicted on screen.Here’s a roundup of some of the most brutal reviews of the movie:Brian Lowry, CNN Entertainment:
The leaked video involving a reluctant canine has likely blunted enthusiasm for “A Dog’s Purpose,” but that controversy is separate from what a strange, wildly uneven film it is. It seems likely to prompt youngsters to ask for a dog, but it depicts almost none of the challenges and responsibilities of pet ownership. … “A Dog’s Purpose” pretty quickly goes to the dogs.Alonso Duralde, TheWrap:
A Nicholas Sparks movie crossed with a Blue Buffalo dog food commercial … If you want some dog-related cuteness, look elsewhere. Posted January 27, 2017 by Katie RobertsAfter all the controversy surrounding new family-friendly flick “A Dog’s Purpose” — namely, the alleged mistreatment of one of the canine actors used in the film, which producers have strongly denied — can the movie overcome that negative attention and still find success at the box office? … To provide gentle, forgettable entertainment for moviegoers who lament that “they” don’t make “nice” movies anymore, apparently. … [T]he film is ridiculously manipulative, guiding the audience through scenes of doggy loneliness and low-grade cruelty from humans. [the film is] so cloyingly sentimental that it sacrifices any and all headiness for joke book-level lame puns and overwhelmingly lazy writing. They’re just there, at the ready, waiting for you to fall into a river so they can pull you out.Katie Rife, The A.V. For the rest of us, it’s more like a 100-minute nap. In this glossy world, dogs require little maintenance. Club:
So what is a dog’s purpose? …

— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017″Beauty and the Beast” hits theater on March 17. Since they each have roughly 10 seconds of glory, we get a fun look at their characters’ personalities. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday #BeOurGuest
Meet Plumette: https://t.co/XM08KER9NTpic.twitter.com/HAweBwyutq
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017GuGu Mbatha-Raw as PlumetteMeet Plumette. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday #BeOurGuest
Meet Cogsworth: https://t.co/VYXWwEjZMUpic.twitter.com/AysgOMDCxh
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017Ian McKellen as CogsworthMeet Cosgworth. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts this Monday. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday #BeOurGuest
Mrs. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday #BeOurGuest
Meet Lumiere: https://t.co/jHXidMSSSRpic.twitter.com/72cRC9vjJl
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017Ewan McGregor as LumiereMeet Lumiere. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday #BeOurGuest
Meet Gaston: https://t.co/TsPNqKZjC6pic.twitter.com/L5mZr6OkUX
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017Luke Evans as GastonMeet Gaston. Potts: https://t.co/0GTzMlvNi5pic.twitter.com/3ZYO7wnYmp
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017Emma Thompson as Mrs. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday. #BeOurGuest
Meet Cadenza: https://t.co/ZHwscH1s7Xpic.twitter.com/d94XBiehTc
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017Stanley Tucci as CadenzaMeet Cadenza. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday #BeOurGuest
Meet the Beast: https://t.co/Zez7tyh38Ppic.twitter.com/B2yWg8MtLR
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017Dan Stevens as the BeastMeet the Beast. Posted January 26, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio Long”Beauty and the Beast” may be a tale as old as time, but with the new, live-action version coming, Disney isn’t settling for old-school posters.The studio has dropped new motion posters Thursday that show the cast moving and posing as their classic fairy tale characters. Potts. The film’s costumes are on full display, too, and they look incredible.As the titular Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens may be the stars of the film, but some of their cast mates outdo them in their posters. Disney plans to unveil the final trailer on Monday, Jan. Maybe all of those raw eggs are the key to mastering the smize.The posters aren’t the last look we’ll be getting at the film before it opens on March 17. 30.Check out the motion posters below.Emma Watson as BelleMeet Belle. Just watch Luke Evans seduce the camera with his eyes as Gaston. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday #BeOurGuest
Meet Maurice: https://t.co/mclzXjohnZpic.twitter.com/84cDB0cz1E
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017Kevin Kline as MauriceMeet Maurice. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday #BeOurGuest
Meet Garderobe: https://t.co/V285SuA5P5pic.twitter.com/1nUfWltUHb
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017Audra McDonald as GarderobeMeet Garderobe. See more when our final trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuts on Monday #BeOurGuest
Meet LeFou: https://t.co/ggcJYcZbGPpic.twitter.com/BbA0q5gNqB
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) January 26, 2017Josh Gad as LeFouMeet LeFou. PottsMeet Mrs.

Posted January 26, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio Long”The Girlfriend Experience” will be a whole new experience in Season 2.After following just one GFE provider in its first season, the series will branch out in its second. Along the way, Season 2 will focus on the characters, their decisions, and the fallout, just like its predecessor did.The storylines are again written by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz, who also executive produce and direct the Starz series.”It was always our intention to change the universe every season, but Amy and Lodge have cranked up the ambition, scope, and complexity of the show by creating two storylines even more provocative and confrontational than last year’s,” fellow Executive Producer Steven Soderbergh said.Sounds like twice the intrigue.[via: THR] The new plotlines mean new stars; Anna Friel (“Broken”), Louisa Krause (“Billions”), and Carmen Ejogo (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) have all joined the cast.Even without former lead Riley Keough, the storylines should be just as dramatic and compelling. In the other, Bria Jones (Ejogo) will try to start over in a new place after learning worrisome information about a client. When the show returns, it will follow two parallel storylines, THR reports. Over the course of 14 episodes, Season 2 will follow two GFE providers in very different situations.In one storyline, Washington, D.C.-based super PAC director Erica Myles (Friel) will enlist the help of GFE provider Anna Greenwald (Krause) to blackmail potential donors. It may even offer more bang for fans’ bucks.

The name is also an allusion to a famous namesake, Harry Potter, the magical hero of the popular book series by J.K. Rowling, and Mr. …The specific epithet, severus (L., harsh, rough, rigorous), alludes to the rigorous and laborious process by which this crab was collected. Now we’re just waiting for a species of spider to be named after Ron and Hagrid.[via: ZooKeys, Live Science] It is also an allusion to a notorious and misunderstood character in the Harry Potter novels, Professor Severus Snape, for his ability to keep one of the most important secrets in the story, just like the present new species which has eluded discovery until now, nearly 20 years after it was first collected.The Harryplax severus is a tiny wonder, measuring just 0.3 by 0.2 inches, and is characterized by small eyes, well-developed antennae, and long, slender legs. Here’s how they explained their naming methodology for the genus and species in the study:The new genus is named primarily in honor of the intrepid field collector, the late Harry T. Conley’s uncanny ability to collect rare and interesting creatures as if by magic. Newfound #Crab Honors #HarryPotter and Professor Snape https://t.co/3Rjln8A2oNpic.twitter.com/uoOLrFiAQ6
— Live Science (@LiveScience) January 24, 2017Wanting to honor Conley — who the authors dubbed “A soft-spoken ex-Marine with a steely determination and a heart of gold, [whose] endeavours have substantially advanced the cause of marine science” — while also sneaking in a reference to Mendoza’s favorite literary character, the pair came up with a brilliant combination. Mendoza, who co-authored the ZooKeys study.Accio Crab! Posted January 26, 2017 by Katie RobertsThe discovery of a new animal species is always a pretty cool feat, but this time, it’s a magical one, too: A recently classified species of crab has been named in part after two significant “Harry Potter” characters.An article in the journal ZooKeys outlines the discovery and naming of the Harryplax severus, a new genus and species of crab that was collected close to 20 years ago by the late researcher Harry Conley in the Pacific Ocean off of the coast of Guam. The sample sat untouched for nearly two decades, however, until it was eventually passed along to researchers Peter Ng and Jose Christopher E. Conley, who collected many interesting crustaceans in the rubble beds of Guam, including the species presently being described.

Alas, much like 50 percent of marriages in America, this movie was doomed from the start.Are there redeeming qualities? In fact, however, you’re far more terrible than anyone could have ever remembered.If you haven’t guessed by now, this week, Tim Hayne, Tony Maccio, Phil Pirrello, and Rachel Horner sink their teeth into Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey’s 2001 romantic comedy hit, “The Wedding Planner,” and gnaw it to its misguided, nonsensical, terrible-Italian-accented bone. podcast:iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherHave thoughts/feelings/feedback about the podcast? Posted January 26, 2017 by Moviefone StaffOh, “The Wedding Planner.” In theory, you’re a wonderful piece of J.Lo rom-com nostalgia. For the record, they really wanted to like this movie — you could say they planned to like it — Rachel and Tim, especially. Judy Greer, for instance, and Kathy Najimy’s “boss” wig — but you’ll have to listen to the podcast for the rest.Next week’s movie is a Tony Maccio pick: 1989’s “Road House,” starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, and a giant can of whoopass.Listen to CAN’T WAIT! Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Have a movie you really, really want us to watch and talk about? Sure, but they’re few and far between. A Movie Lover’s Podcast Episode 10: ‘The Wedding Planner’Total runtime: 59:08Subscribe to the CAN’T WAIT!