This could be the show’s way of saving some of the CGI effects budget, since animating that hair can’t be cheap. Still, it’ll be interesting to see how the character remains in play without her powers.”Marvel’s Inhumans” premieres Sept. 29 on ABC. Medusa’s powers flow from her long, red locks, but she still looks pretty tough with the buzzcut. Posted August 29, 2017 by Kelly WooSomeone is having a bad hair day.The newest trailer for ABC’s new superhero show “Marvel’s Inhumans” mostly features footage we’ve seen before, as Maximus (“Game of Thrones” actor Iwan Rheon) pulls a coup on his king brother, Black Bolt (Anson Mount). because her hair is gone!The Inhumans are a race of alien-human hybrids who unlock their powers in a process called Terrigenesis. Queen Medusa (Serinda Swan) isn’t about to let that happen without a fight, but a revealing snippet at the end of the trailer shows that she may not be able to do much about it …
They raised over $4 million and filming wrapped earlier this summer. The teaser opens with a ball-shaving joke and ends with the troopers being as clueless as ever.The sequel is a long time coming. Posted August 29, 2017 by Kelly WooMeow! The Broken Lizard guys have been talking about since 2006, but things didn’t really get going until 2015 when they decided to crowdfund part of the project. The Broken Lizard gang is back together again in the first teaser trailer for “Super Troopers 2.” The comedy group members — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske — reprise their roles from the 2001 cult comedy and it’s clear not much has changed. Brian Cox returns as Captain John O’Hagen, Jim Gaffigan makes another appearance, and Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tyler Labine, Lynda Carter, and Rob Lowe join the cast for the sequel.”Super Troopers 2″ opens in theaters April 20, 2018 (and yes, that’s 4/20).
until Tuesday, Sept. 3 on Blu-ray/DVD/4K Ultra-HD. Like us on Facebook. The two sit down together for a revealing conversation on becoming a part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise and its continuing legacy.The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary – Oscar-winner Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms.First Mate Confidential – Go on-set along with Kevin McNally, the affable actor behind the feisty Mr. 19 on Digital HD, and Oct. Posted August 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneYo ho, Johnny Depp’s latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” adventure won’t be available in the U.S. However, if you happen to live in Australia, you’re in luck, ’cause you get it this week.”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” extras include bloopers, deleted scenes, and several behind-the-scenes making-of stories featurettes. Hear how this new chapter of the tale was developed.Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya – Meet Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the young actors behind Henry and Carina. Gibbs, Captain Jack’s reliable first mate from all five movies.Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks – Peer below the depths at how these ferocious, mythical monsters were designed and brought to life.Wings Over the Caribbean – Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney – rock ‘n’ roll royalty.An Enduring Legacy – Take one more look at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” experience and the impact of “Pirates of the Caribbean” — the movies, the ride and beyond.• Bloopers of the Caribbean
• Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary• Deleted ScenesHighwaymanHenry Turner Learns a Lesson from Captain JackA Whale in Poseidon’s TombAlternate Coda: Murtogg & Mullroy “Flogging”Want more stuff like this? (See below for full list.)Here’s an exclusive look at one of the deleted scenes, with Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) learning a lesson or two from the witty and clever Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp):Here’s the full list of bonus features, via Disney:• Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure – Get unique access into the making of this exciting new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie with this collection of revealing and entertaining stories that you can view individually or as a “play all.”A Return to the Sea – Two talented filmmakers, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, team up to bring “Pirates of the Caribbean” back to the screen.
As such, the man we always thought was a Stark bastard actually has a stronger claim on the Iron Throne than Daenerys does.That news is going to have some interesting repercussions, and like the rest of us, Harington is very interested to see how it will play out. The actor didn’t rule out the possibility of the two Targaryens “walking off into the sunset,” but he didn’t discount the idea of them killing each other, either. For their part, Harington and Clarke both seem to think it could be a mess, as well.”I’ve worked so hard, I don’t want to share that throne,” Clarke told EW.Meanwhile, Harington didn’t want to make a definitive prediction. Both options do seem very possible.As awkward as the truth will be for them, the Army of the Dead got through the Wall in the finale, so their incestuous relationship is actually a small concern in comparison.”Game of Thrones” Season 8 will conclude the series in 2018 or 2019.[via: Entertainment Weekly] Posted August 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongA possibly game-changing piece of information was finally confirmed in the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale, but two key characters remain in the dark.There are spoilers from Season 7 ahead, so read on only if you are caught up!While Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) were busy consummating their alliance in Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” Sam Tarly (John Bradley) and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), realized an important fact: Jon is not only Dany’s nephew but her brother’s legitimate son. While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he recalled a conversation he had with Clarke about what it will be like when their characters learn the truth of their family ties.”I said to Emilia it’s going to be a really cool scene when they find out,” he told the publication.It should certainly be dramatic. B. “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D. Weiss teased in an “Inside the Episode” video that the news “complicates everything” on multiple levels.
The data shows that Sunday’s viewership topped the final Season 6 episode’s by more than a third, as the June 26, 2016 episode airing was caught by 8.89 million people.Evidently, more and more people keep getting hooked on the show, and with so many big developments this season, that is understandable. The Season 7 finale’s audience is even more impressive compared to previous finales. The six-episode final season isn’t expected before 2018, or possibly even 2019.[via: Variety; Deadline] Including same-night streams, a total of 16.5 million viewers watched the finale on Sunday.The original airing’s numbers are enough to top the series’ previous viewership high, which was set with Season 7, Episode 5, “Eastwatch,” on Aug. Some 12.1 million people tuned in as HBO aired it, according to Nielsen data, with millions more streaming the episode that evening. 13, according to Deadline. That episode topped 10.7 million viewers, in spite of hacks and leaks. Posted August 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale brought in huge numbers for HBO on Sunday night, which, honestly, should surprise exactly no one.Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” was the cherry on the top of a record-breaking season, and it reached a new viewership high for the series, Variety reports. However, the series’ millions of fans will have to wait a long until “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premieres.
She appears on the sequel’s set and looks ready to save the day in her new black suit. That will get her ready for future MCU flicks, including the still-untitled Avengers 4, in which the superhero is set to appear.”Ant-Man and the Wasp” is due out July 6.[via: Evangeline Lilly/Twitter; h/t: Variety] .#ThankYouJackKirby#AntManAndTheWasppic.twitter.com/EBsV8jTK34
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) August 28, 2017Lilly will carry on Kirby’s legacy by portraying the Wasp in the upcoming sequel to “Ant-Man.” She is reprising her role as Hope, this time as a superhero in her own right. Beyond showing off her costume and superhero alter ego, Lilly’s tweet pays tribute to Jack Kirby, the late co-creator of many beloved Marvel characters, including Ant-Man and the Wasp, as it was his birthday.”I am honoured to be on set today playing #TheWasp on what would be Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday,” she wrote.I am honoured to be on set today playing #TheWasp on what would be Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday. By teaming up with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a.k.a Ant-Man himself, on a new mission, Hope will get to try out her Wasp abilities. Posted August 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongEvangeline Lilly is suiting up as a superhero in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and she has given fans a sneak peek.The actress tweeted a first look photo Monday of herself as the Wasp.
1, Ep. Sn. Colby (@KateMColby) August 21, 2017Sn. Though they knew they shouldn’t be cheering for the new couple … well, they couldn’t help but do so anyway. Incest is repulsive! Season 7: I’m okay with this.#GameofThrones#ThronesYallpic.twitter.com/Z9dZmWhNkB
— Tyler of House Law (@MrLawesome) August 21, 2017So #GameOfThrones has taught me that I’m against twin incest but aunt/nephew incest is totally fine. 1: Ew! #GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/BpPKTnIzTG
— Austin (@AustinCTweets) August 28, 2017Fans’ conflicted emotions will surely be nothing compared to Daenerys and Jon’s when they finally learn the truth; the revelation is going to seriously complicate their love affair. #GameOfThrones
— Cat of the Canals (@TheDreadEmpress) August 28, 2017I just cheered for incest on Game of Thrones lol
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) August 28, 2017Is it just me, or is GoT secretly making us think incest is okay without anyone noticing……..? #ThronesYall#GameOfThrones
— M (@isajeep) August 28, 2017When you’re against twin incest but find yourself rooting for an aunt and nephew tandem… Posted August 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongWhat was taboo to “Game of Thrones” fans in Season 1 isn’t any longer — and no one seems to know quite how to deal with that.Read on only if you are prepared for Season 7 spoilers!Sunday’s finale episode finally laid out all of the facts surrounding the parentage of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) — also known as the new Aegon Targaryen. 6: FOR THE LOVE OF THE OLD GODS AND NEW, PLEASE BANG YOUR NEPHEW ALREADY!#GameOfThrones
— Andrew Downing (@AndrewAsAlways_) August 21, 2017All of us watching the Jon and Daenerys scene even though it was incest. pic.twitter.com/42zQkzwdaF
— Alyssa Neumann (@lyssaneumann) August 28, 2017You wanna know how incredible Game of Thrones is? They not only showed us incest but they had us rooting for it as it happened. Since neither of the two were aware of their shared heritage, they weren’t fazed, but viewers couldn’t say the same.Watching Jon and Dany’s relationship progress to the next level, many fans found themselves feeling awkward. Season 7: Ohhh some incest! How far we’ve come.#GameOfThrones
— Declan (@iStealthTiger) August 28, 2017We FINALLY have an answer to the age old question: How many seasons does it take to normalize incest? Instead of feeling appalled like they did when they realized Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) were much closer than most twins, they were all for seeing the Targaryens get equally close.Season 1: Ewww incest! Although there had been plenty of hints, the official reveal was still dramatic, because it came as Jon was falling into bed with his own aunt, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). #GameofThronespic.twitter.com/HWgf5JDgmB
— Zach Seay (@ZTheSeay) August 28, 2017Season 1: Incest is gross. #GOT
— Trent (@BarstoolTrent) August 28, 2017Season 1: EWWWWW INCEST
Season 7: YEAYYYYYY INCEST#GameofThrones
— Daenerys Targaryen (@Daenerys) August 28, 2017I’ve never been so happy about incest #GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/n7RUD6PLCb
— Stephen Gass (@PremiumGass) August 28, 2017Game of Thrones teaches us that the only thing that can defeat incest is incest with a slightly more distant relation
— MS-07B MechaDad (@sotomiru) August 28, 2017THE MOST ANTICIPATED INCEST EVER!!! They couldn’t help but marvel over how different their reaction to the taboo subject was compared to Season 1. Sadly, we won’t see that until the final season, which might not premiere until 2019. #GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/2vVBgqa9aX
— Casey Baker (@CaseyBake16) August 28, 2017We’re all rooting for incest….just let that sink in #GameofThrones
— Jessica Rose (@jessicalrose76) August 28, 2017Finally incest I can support. 7. 7, Ep. #ThronesYall#GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/SOpjqxyHSA
— Taylor Canada🇺🇸 (@Canada4Pres) August 21, 2017I have never supported incest before, but … #Jonerys#GameofThrones
— Kate M. To deal with their confusion, they turned to Twitter.Jon and Dany shippers had hilarious reactions to having rooted for incest, with numerous people blaming “Game of Thrones” for normalizing it. I’m on board.
And according to one clowning official (yes, that’s a real thing), it’s causing many professionals to lose business.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Pam Moody, the president of the World Clown Association (WCA for short), said she’s had members report having shows at schools and libraries suddenly canceled in recent months. Posted August 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsAs the much-anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen King horror classic “It” — featuring terrifying clown/monster Pennywise — prepares to hit theaters this weekend, real life clowns are once again bracing for a public backlash. The “blindsided” organization wrote a guide for its members, timed to the release of “It,” in response.Per THR:That guide, “WCA Stand on Scary Clowns !!,” reminds the WCA membership that the “art of clown is something to be treasured and enjoyed” and that “just because someone wears a rubber Halloween mask, that does not make one a clown!” It also recommends “that young children not be exposed to horror movies” such as It.As for this latest onscreen version of Pennywise, Moody wants the public to know that he doesn’t represent clowns at all.”It’s a science-fiction character,” she told THR. fear of clowns — from which the WCA has yet to truly recover.Last year’s wave of creepy clown sightings, featuring pranksters in cheap Halloween masks — some of them wielding weapons — lurking in neighborhoods throughout the country, didn’t help matters either, Moody told THR. And that’s thanks to “It” and Pennywise, Moody says, noting that King’s 1986 novel and its 1990 ABC miniseries launched a wave of coulrophobia — a.k.a. “It’s not a clown and has nothing to do with pro clowning.””It” — which is poised to break box office records — is due in theaters this Friday.[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
Posted August 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsLast August, former “Saturday Night Live” star Taran Killam was suddenly let go from the sketch comedy series after six seasons. He’s also a total show-off, and that doesn’t sit well with Blake and his fellow assassins, who conspire to end his reign. But Killam took that time off to regroup and work on some new projects, including his feature directorial debut, the action comedy “Killing Gunther,” which stars none other than action legend Arnold Schwarzenegger in the titular role.The flick’s first trailer has finally dropped, and based on the clip, it appears Killam’s unexpected unemployment didn’t diminish his comedic talent: The movie — which centers around an international group of assassins trying to take out the title hitman — looks absolutely hilarious.Killam, who also wrote the film, stars as Blake, the ringleader trying to eliminate Gunther (Schwarzenegger), who’s considered the best and most feared hitman on the planet. Unfortunately for them, Gunther is seemingly untouchable, easily evading them at every turn — and laughing about it later.”They are going to get terminated, that I can tell you,” Gunther promises at one point, a wink to another high-octane role from Schwarzenegger’s past.Considering how rag-tag their team is — which includes an explosives expert (Bobby Moynihan), a sharpshooter (Hannah Simone), a part-cyborg (Amir Talai), and twin Russian assassins (Allison Tolman and Ryan Gaul) — it doesn’t sound like Gunther is entirely wrong.”Killing Gunther” premieres on VOD on September 22, and will make a limited run in theaters beginning on October 20.
Why not Kevin’s? (That “Big Brother” had Paul be the one to call Raven out in his Diary Room sessions is probably not a coincidence. Posted August 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneWe are witnessing the rise of Jason Dent as a potential fan favorite on “Big Brother” Season 19.He’s not quite a Kevin Schlehuber-level favorite, but considering Jason just stood up to his masters — Alex Ow and Paul Abrahamian — to save Kevin, he has earned some respect. He expected Jason and Alex to throw that HoH to Raven. (His one PoV win was handed to him when Elena took the $5,000 instead.)So there are arguments to evicting Raven instead of Matt — 1) peace and quiet without her, and 2) she has more potential to win comps, whereas Matt may just give up even more without her.We’ll have to see what “the house” decides. This whole season seems designed to give him a boost at every stage.)Jason told Alex and Paul he will take the heat, leave nominations the same, and target Matt. Most viewers can’t really stand her either, and apparently CBS is fine with indulging that, giving us a full segment on Sunday night’s show highlighting all of Raven’s questionable statements. #BB19pic.twitter.com/cDkp8RmU6c
— Clayton Baker (@IGIF_) August 28, 2017″Big Brother 19″ will air the PoV comp on the Wednesday, Aug. Either Matt or Raven will be evicted. He is playing major league ball with 6-year-olds.Josh and Christmas. He realized, perhaps belatedly, that his alliance was pushing for Kevin to go up as a potential backdoor move. 30 episode, then air the eviction Thursday, Sept. Or anyone else’s?)Jason won the Power of Veto over the weekend, but refuses to go with his team’s plan to take down Raven Walton and put up Kevin. Kevin just wants to stay good with the crowd.Day 65-Kevin now holds the record for going the longest without having power or being nommed (previously Austin who won HoH on Day 64) #BB19pic.twitter.com/repfqYxLAo
— Big Brother Obsessed (@BBObsessor) August 24, 2017Paul was already planning to target Jason and Alex — having them turn on Maven, then get rid of them — and this will probably be used as reasoning. He just sits there. Fans have grown tired of The Paul Show, but letting Paul be the one to call out Raven gives him a popularity boost. Recap: https://t.co/W1T43v0Ptx#BB19pic.twitter.com/9GzrQLNkq2
— Big Brother Updates (@BB_Updates) August 27, 2017The PoV Ceremony will be today (Monday), and Jason is keeping nominations the same. He has a clear path to victory. It seems unlikely that we can expect the unexpected in BB19, but maybe — just maybe — the next Head of Household will actually put Paul on the block for the first time this year. Raven is annoying. Only Paul and Kevin have not sat on the block even once. For the moment, they’ve just decided they are angry at Jason for not putting up Kevin, since they decided somewhere along the way (when Paul told them to think this) that Kevin was acting shady and can’t be trusted. Because neither one of them could beat him in the Final HoH Part 1 endurance comp, and he’s also most likely to beat them in Parts 2 and 3 as well. Jason can’t stand Raven. Paul is hoping to pull a Derrick and win without ever sitting there. They got into some kind of a spat last night (read the details). Part of his reason for targeting Kevin may be to prevent Kevin from doing the same.Want more stuff like this? It’s boring, but that’s this cast. Now the question is, which one?The target was going to be Matt, but Matt isn’t nicknamed Mattress for nothing. Like us on Facebook. They want Kevin gone. But that doesn’t help Jason.Jason is close to Kevin. Kevin could expose Paul’s game, but this doesn’t seem to be something that has occurred to him. He wants everything thrown to Raven.Meanwhile, Raven has been throwing stuff at Matt. 31 (barring any surprise changes in schedule). Alex will just blame Jason for blowing up the Jalex game instead of Paul, who is now planning to go to Final 3 with Christmas Abbott and Josh Martinez. He just wanted to make jury. Jason is not close to Raven or Matt Clines. He’s happy to keep Raven in the game. (Plus, CBS has been jamming Jason down viewers’ throats on the taped episodes, showing his personal family moments. He’s fine with leaving. She’s on the block and could be evicted but she’s either too oblivious or too entitled to campaign for herself or behave in a way that doesn’t grate the other HGs.Matt and Raven are throwing food at each other #BB19pic.twitter.com/1IXgRoB15W
— Big Brother Updates (@BB_Updates) August 28, 2017However, Raven does actually perform better in competitions, since Matt is a pure flop even when he tries.
Ideally, we would start prep in March. Overall, it looks like “IT” is a winner. #It
— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) August 26, 2017#ITmovie social embargo is up, so I will say… Also, surprisingly, it’s pretty dang funny. Didn’t want it to end. But Bill Skarsgard appears to have won over critics, and the young stars who play The Losers Club were also praised.Here are some reactions from critics:#ITMovie is everything I hoped for & more. And best of all: it has heart. Like us on Facebook. Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids.”The first “IT” movie opens September 8th, 2017.Want more stuff like this? Director Andres Muschietti is returning for the sequel, and he told Variety the plan is to start filming this coming spring 2018.”We’ll probably have a script for the second part in January. Captured the spirit of the book & still created something new. It’s great. 👌 pic.twitter.com/ipkKlAORyt
— ✨ Rachel Heine ✨ (@RachelHeine) August 26, 2017That’s all good news for the planned sequel, telling the story of the older Losers. #ITMovie@ITMovieOfficial
— Drew Dietsch 🎈 (@DrewDietsch) August 26, 2017Saw #ITMovie I loved it. pic.twitter.com/XYTEG39YCX
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) August 26, 2017The amount of violence and horrific imagery in regards to children is SHOCKING. Scary as shit, Skarsgard nails Pennywise, and the Losers are perfection. It’s everything I wanted. 🎈 pic.twitter.com/n5EQpbk53N
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) August 26, 2017I love the #ITMovie. — Rebecca Pahle (@RebeccaPahle) August 26, 2017Bill Skarsgard is putting in a performance that is going to turn him into the Freddy Krueger of a new generation. This was not inevitable, especially since Tim Curry will always be Pennywise the clown to some fans. You’ll still be freaked out when you get home. They didn’t hold back. Kids are great. & The Losers Club was PERFECT! I liked it! Fell in love w/ The Losers. Ready for the sequel tomorrow. — Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) August 26, 2017Just saw IT. Great cast, surprisingly funny, and genuinely unnerving scares. BSkars is great. Perfect combo of dark & fun. Part one is only about the kids. SHIT FREAKED ME OUT CAUSE THAT MOVIE SCARED ME LIKE FOR REAL
— Mark E Reilly (@ReillyAround) August 26, 2017LOVED #ItMovie. Has heart, laughs & TONS of incredible scares. Going to make a ton of money. — Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) August 26, 2017#ITMovie: a carnival funhouse of a film; loud, scary, funny. Cast were all great with some twisted visuals. Then took trash out in my empty, dark, stairwell… Really well done. #ITMovie@ITMovieOfficial
— Drew Dietsch 🎈 (@DrewDietsch) August 26, 2017#ItMovie was spooktacular. Posted August 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneBased on the early reactions to “IT,” fans are going to get exactly what they want from the Stephen King adaptation — especially if what they want is to be freaked out, lose some sleep, and start counting the days till the sequel.Critics saw the film in a screening over the weekend and took to social media to post their initial thoughts.
That premieres October 1.Want more stuff like this? “Ten Days in the Valley”The rest of ABC’s Fall 2017-2018 schedule appears to be staying the same.”Ten Days in the Valley” is the only new series of the Sunday bunch, a crime drama starring Kyra Sedgwick, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Erika Christensen, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and Kick Gurry. However, it’s also moving its regular weekly timeslot from 7 p.m. 26 to Sunday, Oct. Posted August 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneABC is reworking its Sunday schedule again, beyond moving “Once Upon a Time” to Fridays.As TVLine reported, ABC tweaked its Fall 2017-2018 schedule to move the premiere date of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” up from Sunday, Nov. That’s good news. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” Season 289 p.m. Like us on Facebook. will be Eric Stonestreet’s “The Toy Box” Season 2.”To Tell the Truth” was originally scheduled to air at 8 p.m. 8. “Shark Tank” Season 910 p.m. Taking its spot at 7 p.m. on Sundays (that’s when “Once Upon a Time” used to air), but Anthony Anderson’s show will now move to midseason.So here is ABC’s new Sunday night fall schedule:7 p.m.: “The Toy Box” Season 28 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Like us on Facebook. #GameOfThronesFinale#GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/mQ62u5Ykf4
— Azzurra (@azzurradelm) August 28, 2017I swear to God if they killed off Tormund… #GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/CpTaMlDlYI
— eclechick (@eclechick) August 28, 2017Tormund better be alive, that’s all I have to say in the matter. What about his future with Brienne, even if it’s currently a one-sided plan for the future?GoT fans were left gobsmacked by the entire 80-minute finale, including the giant ramifications of The Wall coming down. ABC should just cast Brienne as the next “Bachelorette” and let her decide.Go inside “The Dragon and the Wolf” for more behind the scenes details:[h/t: Vanity Fair]Want more stuff like this? #GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/5jjCkLBq28
— Shannon de Cógáin (@shanruss07) August 28, 2017TORMUND AND BRIENNE WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE CHILDREN AND RULE THE WORLD #GameofThronespic.twitter.com/u8fxkkAyGw
— Jan (@__Janana) August 28, 2017Tormund deserved better 😭 he was going to make monster babies with brienne pic.twitter.com/zJl1g5ZNmi
— ant (@chANT_my_name) August 28, 2017Nope, Tormund is NOT dead. I didn’t see him die, so that’s that. 😤 Leave that ginger angel ALONE!!! DON’T say that. But they know what they want the answer to be, and they know what they’ll do if that answer displeases them.The Wall has been breached, thanks to the Night King riding ice dragon Viserion. I will riot. That thought is canceled! Posted August 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneSpoilers ahead from the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale.What about Tormund and Brienne’s future filled with giant babies?! “Game of Thrones” Season 7 ended on a literal cliffhanger, and fans are now scared they’ll have to wait up to two years for the answer to Tormund’s fate. So — no offense, man — it would not be a huge loss to see him die.What about Tormund, though? #GameofThrones#ThronesYallpic.twitter.com/cJ9FGsQl6m
— Angela Ballachino (@amballachino) August 28, 2017″Game of Thrones” Season 8 starts filming in October for premiere in either 2018 or 2019. #gameofthronespic.twitter.com/2zLRh4mlJT
— Amanda (@theAwkwrd) August 28, 2017The writers are making me wait 2 years to find out if Tormund lives & gets a first date with Brienne?? We’re all aboard for Tormund and Brienne to happen in the final season … The first ones in the path seemed to be Beric Dondarrion and Tormund Giantsbane.Beric has already died six times, and even though Thoros is now gone so he can’t come back a seventh time, he’s probably ready to be done with that anyway. but she also kinda bonded with The Hound over co-parenting Arya Stark, and Jaime Lannister also seems single now. But they saved room to fear for Tormund, and demand that he stay alive:TORMUND BETTER HAVE SOMEHOW SURVIVED THAT BECAUSE HIM AND BRIENNE STILL NEED TO MAKE MONSTER BABIES THAT CONQUER THE WORLD #GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/icg1gpyf4Z
— kathleen (@kathleen_hanley) August 28, 2017Tormund cannot die without reuniting with Brienne. #GameOfThronesFinale#GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/NWvyM9PHRp
— Becca (@beks530) August 28, 2017I CAN’T LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT KNOWING THAT TORMUND IS OK.
He’s not the political type, that’s Dany’s thing. The only way to really emphasize that was to tie those two worlds together cinematically, and to have Bran actually narrating these facts over the footage of Jon and Dany. But maybe yes if it means sitting next to Dany and ruling by her side. He doesn’t look like an Aegon, so maybe let’s just go with Jon Targaryen. It was about making it clear that this was almost like an information bomb that Jon was heading towards. Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark got married and had a baby boy, and in her dying breath, Lyanna told Ned Stark her son’s name would be Aegon Targaryen.There’s already another Aegon, one of the kids The Mountain killed under Lannister orders — one of poor ill-fated Elia Martell’s two kids with Rhaegar — and it’s not clear if we’ll ever get answers on how or why it was so easy for Rhaegar to ditch Elia and his other kids for Lyanna. Or Jon Sand. Posted August 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneSpoilers ahead from the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale.Jon Snow has a new name: Aegon Targaryen. Like us on Facebook. The remaining six episodes will be available exclusively to HBO subscribers, with new episodes rolling out on a weekly basis on subsequent Mondays.”Here’s Episode 1:”Game of Thrones” Season 8 starts filming in October for premiere in either 2018 or 2019.Want more stuff like this? Jon: Hold my beer. But what will Daenerys Targaryen call him in “Game of Thrones” Season 8, when she inevitably finds out the truth? Would Jon even want to sit on the Iron Throne? He’s not even Jon Targaryen. Part of the answer as to how to go about doing that was in the montage, inter-cut nature of it. The first episode of THE GAME REVEALED is now available, and fans can also watch it for free on Facebook and YouTube. Nephew Jonnie?”Game of Thrones” Season 7 introduced Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, and ended with the two getting nekkid in bed. #GoTS7finale 😂 pic.twitter.com/t9Z3U2KcjP
— ® (@rifMarie) August 28, 2017HBO showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss addressed the potential clash ahead, when Dany realizes Jon is her nephew and has a better claim to the Iron Throne.Here’s Weiss’s take on that reveal scene, from HBO’s “Inside the Episode” video:”I would say the challenge with this sequence was finding a way to present information that at least a good portion of the audience already had in a way that was dramatic and exciting, and also had a new element to it. (@livelovebread) August 28, 2017Dany: I can’t have children. The moment was about bringing together “The Dragon and the Wolf” of the Season 7 finale episode title — showing Rhaegar and Lyanna on screen for the first time, even as Dany and Jon had sex for the first time, and possibly conceived their own baby dragon/wolf.Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen, the greatest love story of all time pic.twitter.com/canqGKeAMU
— j. Probably not under normal circumstances. How can he really be a hero and still do that?Anyway, that was not the takeaway of the moment. And she’s his aunt.”Here’s more from Benioff:”It complicates everything on a political level, and on a personal level, and it just makes everything that could have been so neat and kind of perfect for Jon and Dany, and it really muddies the waters.”And now you can watch Emilia Clarke (Dany) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) react to the scene, and predict what it means for their characters in Season 8:What do you think will bother Dany more — the idea that Jon is her nephew, or that he has a better claim to the Iron Throne?As we’ve mentioned before, “claims” are kind of old-fashioned these days, and not just because The Great War makes all that obsolete. That way Sansa Stark can stay The Lady of Winterfell.Go inside “The Dragon and the Wolf” for more behind the scenes details:HBO also just announced “The Game Revealed,” a new post-season behind-the-scenes series available exclusively on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.”The seven-part series features exclusive interviews with cast and crew that provide new info and insights on how some of the biggest moments from the latest season of the HBO series came together. He’s not Jon Snow. In an awkward move, as we watched them gettin’ it on, we heard Bran Stark and Samwell Tarly discussing the truth about Jon’s past — and relation to Dany. Just as we’re seeing these two people come together, we’re hearing the information that will inevitably if not tear them apart, then at least cause real problems in their relationship. Jon was named King in the North despite the Northerners not knowing his background, because the people picked him.
And how we’re going to deal with cloth simulation and skeleton design and the music. Movies are all about the same length, but when you’re telling a story over a large chunk of time, you can do a montage of somebody over the course of a summer experiencing things and living life. There was a time in CGI when that would have been unthinkable. The original idea of the movie wasn’t particularly music-focused. Unkrich: Every time we’d screen the film, which was about every 12 weeks, we would put out an online, within the company, a questionnaire. You’d go too far one way, and people felt like it was too on the nose and they were getting a lecture, or you’d go too far the other way and people would be confused. I imagine that was a big challenge.Unkrich: It was. But when we started seeing images from it early on, we saw that we were doing something very different, visually, from what they were doing. That meant that we had to do that much more important research, and do trips to Mexico, and embed ourselves with Mexican families in order to confidently tell the story from that perspective.When did the music aspect come into play? You know that you have a family and you have to set the rules of the actual world, but you’ve also got to set the rules of the fantasy world. So we were all very relieved when we saw the movie and realized they were telling a very different story than we were. And how has that changed through the five or six years of development?Unkrich: The original pitch was a very different story than what we ended up with. Molina: Guitar straps are hard.Unkrich: Yeah — the guitar strap ended up being really hard. And we went down that path for a while and we realized that we were telling a story that was antithetical to what Dia De Los Muertos is all about. there’s just stuff in the ether and it aligns. It was when we did this reinvention that we came up with this notion of a kid who wanted to play music, and had this musical idol, but was growing up in a family that didn’t allow music.I remember the “diorama” you showed at D23 a couple of years ago. I imagine that has been a challenge, just trying to convey all of that.Molina: It has been a challenge because this film, in particular, is a Rubik’s Cube of pieces. Unkrich: I guess we’ll see how the movie does.Every Pixar movie comes with a set of unique technical challenges. What was the initial pitch for “Coco” like? Miguel’s got on a T-shirt and his hoodie over that. I think some of that came out of the fact that I am not Latino myself, so my first inclination was to craft a story from the outside. It’s going to be something scary.” So we wanted to create a look-and-feel piece that had the tone that we were reaching for, which is why we made something so celebratory and colorful and full of music. There were, of course, common visual elements. It was crazy because you look at it and it’s just like, “It’s just a garbage bag.” I’m trying to think if there was anything like that on this. It was all in an effort to see what they were understanding. Unkrich: We tried to be aware of what was out there that was in the same airspace as us. It was to try and — even though it’s not a moment in the movie — we created a piece that expressed the vitality that we wanted.Have you found that it’s been hard expressing what the movie is? We didn’t know about “Book of Life” for the first couple of years that we were working on this. Was there anything that turned out to be easier than you thought, or something that was more difficult?Anderson: What was easy?Molina: Well, easier than we thought … Posted August 28, 2017 by Drew TaylorIf there is one thing that Pixar excels at, it’s bringing audiences into worlds they’ve never experienced before.After a steady stream of universe-building sequels (and “The Good Dinosaur”), the team from Pixar is ready to take you into another wholly-unique world with November’s “Coco.” The ambitious film tells the tale of a boy named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who, through a series of crazy circumstances, winds up in the Land of the Dead (on the annual holiday of Dia De Los Muertos, no less). So it’s multiple layers of interaction of cloth. There’s so much to it — so many characters and intricacies. We’re all trying to be original and we’re all trying to do our own things but, at the end of the day, there are some little unplanned similarities between all of these films. It was about an American-born kid, who had an American father and a mother from Mexico, and the kid ended up going on a trip to Mexico to visit his Mexican family. We talked about all things “Coco” –- where the idea came from, whether or not it will wind up in Epcot, what the technical challenges were, and what it’s like being partnered with a “Frozen” short (“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”) during the theatrical run.Moviefone: It’s always fascinating to hear about the arcs these movies take. It did have a boy as its main character, but — beyond that — it took us a while to figure out the story that we wanted to tell.We knew we wanted to tell a story set against Dia De Los Muertos, we just didn’t know what that story was. This seems to be the most heavily musical Pixar movie ever.Unkrich: That came about the same time. Just those plastic garbage bags, they turned out to be a huge pain. We were nervous about what their story was. So it’s taken many revisions and many passes. We couldn’t do that.Molina: No montages in this movie.Pixar is a very closed ecosystem, but there are obviously other movies out there. He’s then got to race to reconnect with a long lost family member (Benjamin Bratt) and return to the land of the living before he winds up a skeleton, too. We ripped everything down to the studs and embraced the notion, since we’re telling a story in Mexico, [to] tell the story of a Mexican family. I think it’s still, to this minute, the longest shot in Pixar history.Unkrich: When we first announced that we were doing this film, there were a lot of people — especially people who don’t understand what Dia De Los Muertos is all about — who would say things like: “Oh, Pixar is making their first horror film. It’s an incredible story, full of color and music and fun.At a recent press event at Pixar, the studio screened about 35 minutes of the film for select media (and previewed a few more minutes throughout the following day) and I’ve got to say that it looks amazing. The film was directed by “Toy Story 3” filmmaker Lee Unkrich, one of the original Pixar members, along with co-director Adrian Molina, and the two have conjured up a world that is genuinely unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.As part of the press event, I got to sit down with Unkrich, Molina, and producer Darla Anderson. How cognizant of things like “Book of Life” or “Corpse Bride” were you? Like on “Toy Story 3,” the hardest thing was the garbage bags. Just to make them look natural was a lot of work. Interestingly, the very first idea that we developed was more from an outsider’s perspective. We were telling a story that was all about a kid dealing with grief and learning to let go of the person he was grieving, and that’s the opposite of what Dia De Los Muertos is all about; it’s about this obligation to actively remember people and pass their stories along.Anderson: And in remembering, they’re with you.Unkrich: So we reached a point where we stopped everything and started over. You also have to make sure that if people are familiar with the holiday, they’re getting everything they need. I thought, what little I know about simulation, that that would be a big challenge but the simulation completely rose to it and impresses me with every review.Unkrich: I’m trying to think of anything. And how it might feel. I’ve heard online, “Oh, they’re doing stuff that looks like ‘Kubo.'” Some of these things… But the feedback that we’ve been getting, now that the story is done and the animation is being completed, is that everyone seems to be getting the themes and the emotions and the connection to the characters. In live-action, you wouldn’t think about that at all. I will say that I’m always impressed by the simulation. Miguel is already wearing two layers of clothing. But they’re all minor visual things and we’re all telling such different stories from each other.It’s interesting because you’re seeing different aspects of the holiday, even.Unkrich: For sure. I mean, from day to day, I’m just so surprised because there are things that I think are going to be difficult that actually end up being pretty easy for people to do. How important was it for you to get that out there?Anderson: It came about at a moment in time when there were folks available at the studio, which is awesome. But in computer graphics it’s a lot more difficult to deal with.Can you talk about being partnered with the “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” short?Unkrich: We’ve seen the “Frozen” short and the thing we were pleasantly surprised to see is that they do fit well together.Molina: They inhabit the same thematic airspace from this idea of “what are your family traditions and how does that bring you closer together as a family?” It’s a perfect pairing, when you see them in conjunction.”Coco” hits theaters on November 22. You’ve got to navigate these characters into situations that move the movie forwards and you’ve got to set up a bunch of stuff at the beginning that’ll pay off at the end.Unkrich: All in a wrapper of something that has to be culturally specific.Molina: So it has taken a long time. And Tim Burton has done a lot with animated skeletons in many different films and we made a conscious effort to try to carve out our own space and do something visually that was very separate from what he’s done.I love the story you told about being inspired by the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot. When you’re making these original films, you’re trying to figure out the language of the world. There was this small window of opportunity. So there was a lot of navigating that until we found the perfect middle ground.It’s sort of amazing that it’s all set in one night, because you’re setting stuff up and it’s immediately following through. And if they’re not familiar with the holiday, they aren’t getting left behind. So much of the beauty of this movie is in the clothing, the layers of clothing, the movement of the clothing. We’d ask specific questions or ask them to rate different aspects of what they saw. Have you thought about putting the characters in that space? Then we’re talking about a guitar strap on top of that. Where was that in the development process? That caught us by surprise.
TWIST. Fans cheered on Twitter, with several reactions like this:Sansa: (dictating accusations to Arya)
us: girl he’s playing you!! us:#GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/IJKupPbz6g
— fr(h)an solo (@actuallyfran) August 28, 2017THAT. It becomes obvious. WAS. I want to preserve that. Go inside “The Dragon and the Wolf” for more behind the scenes details:Want more stuff like this? It’s an emotional farewell. It also immediately makes you quantify the hugeness of what that experience has been over the last seven years, which has been massive.”Gillen also talked a bit about that final death scene — which turned into a surprise trial of Littlefinger, judged by Sansa Stark — and the emotions it brought out of his character:”I don’t want to say too much about that. Like us on Facebook. Sansa: (turns) How do you answer…Lord Baelish? Posted August 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneSpoilers ahead from the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale.How do you answer these charges … He’s put back in that position again.”But Gillen said Littlefinger knew his plan to split the Stark sisters could “backfire,” and it was so satisfying for viewers to hear Sansa use Littlefinger’s own words against him in the end.The best part was that it was a team effort by all three Starks — Sansa, Arya, and Bran.ARYA, SANSA AND BRAN STARK’S REVENGE#GAMEOFTHRONES#GOTS7#GoTFinalepic.twitter.com/gTEG920e6Q
— stargaryen (@game0fthrxnes) August 28, 2017Yes, thank you for all your many lessons, Lord Baelish. Lord Baelish?Sansa and Arya Stark had a tense reunion in “Game of Thrones” Season 7, but that Episode 7 finale scene with Littlefinger made it all worth it. #YES#GameOfThronesFinale#GameOfThrones
— SciFi4Me apolitical (@SciFi4Me) August 28, 2017But the plot twist was less fun for Aidan Gillen, since he has to say goodbye to “Game of Thrones” before the final Season 8.Gillen talked to Entertainment Weekly about how it felt to see Littlefinger killed off.”You’re left a little bereft — for your character and for your experience. We will never forget them.”Game of Thrones” Season 8 starts filming in October for premiere in either 2018 or 2019. THE BEST. There were more feelings for Sansa than I’ve let on the in the past. I don’t want to lay my cards on the table. EVER. And it’s a humiliating position to be in. He’s back in the sort of humiliating position that has been a driver for him: The rejection of Catelyn Stark, the humiliation by [Ned Stark’s older brother] Brandon Stark — back when he cut him from navel to collarbone and didn’t kill him [after their duel over Catelyn in their youth].
So we have a connection with the field teams through my colleagues Brian Leith and Phil Chapman. They’re in contact always. It’s easy, when you’re structuring a film and you’re structuring a narrative, seasons can be very helpful because you have time progression and you have growth. Anyone who has a dog knows that dog feels shame, feels joy, feels mad, they mimic us in so many ways. These are the guys who are not only masterful animal behaviorists but are also master cinematographers who are shooting some of the most amazing footage in the world. To be able to now be able to give back to that legacy is really cool.Walt obviously had this history of going from animation to these documentaries. While sitting in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, we talked about shaping the story of these animals, if the transition from animation to documentary was difficult, and why they chose John Krasinski to narrate the film.Moviefone: Disney has this amazing history, because Walt created the nature documentary. Was that transition easy for you?Surprisingly. But obviously storylines completely change because you don’t know what the behavior is or what’s going on.The biggest left turn we took on this was the monkey story. I said, “He’s got to do this.” There’s also a genuineness to him and it turns out he is one of the nicest guys in the world and really cares about the environment. I remember seeing the original “True-Life Adventures” that Walt did. They’re out in the field, they’re filming and they’re sending back with their rushes journals of what they’re noticing. Those films were repurposed. And I think of these as a sculpture, where you start with a block of wood or stone and you carve away and finally find what that story is. So as things are evolving, we can tell them what to follow.Another thing that is interesting is that Chuan had a child during production. So he became a great advocate for us. Can you talk about honing in on what you wanted to emphasize?We always talked about the anthropomorphization of these characters. I love that type of storytelling. That somehow this film touched his heart in a way that he didn’t expect.Was the structure of it being the seasons always a part of it?We knew that we were going to keep them in for about a year and a half. And the story of the panda and the cub is really a tender, soft story where not a lot of stuff happens. So he reads how to build a water pump and makes it tragic. Did you watch those growing up?Roy Conli: I was a boy of the ’60s. He’s a standup guy.”Born in China” hits Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 29. So I said, “Let’s go look at John Krasinski.” I pulled up this thing on the internet where he was on a radio show in Britain and they gave him random things to read and asked him to do it in different emotional ranges. We have cinematographers out in the field and those are the guys who are the true heroes. Like, if you notice something happening and can say, “Hey, go focus on that”?Our cinematographers sent essentially six seasons but they’re moving in and out in 90-day units because they have journalistic visas that allow them in for 90 days and then they have to go out and reenter. So immediately do you go, “This tiger hurting it’s paw is something.” Are these things apparent to you when you watch the footage?Well, they evolve. So it was a thrill to sit down with Roy Conli, a producer who made a similar trajectory as Walt, moving from animation (he produced “Big Hero 6” and “Tangled”) to the nature documentary. What is the process like in terms of finding narrators and how did you land on John Krasinski?I do a lot of vocal work in animation so I’m very attuned to peoples’ voices. But, at the same time, I want to make sure we’re not necessarily asserting what they’re thinking, just alerting audiences to what they’re probably thinking.Looking at what I’m assuming is dozens of hours …400 hours. They were turned into episodes of “The Wonderful World of Disney” …They became educational films.Right, they were educational films. But then he had a baby and he clicked into what that mother was going through and what it really means between parent and child. Initially, we were going to tell the story of the mother and the birth of the little baby. So we knew that it would go through these six seasons. With this series of films, which began in December 1948, he gave the world a first-hand glimpse of creatures and places that they had never seen before. He was having a really hard time with the panda story. To me, that was my introduction. And he was so good. So does Chuan. You can tag that growth to seasons. So we get that and after about three or four drops of film, you start shaping stuff in editorial and start to understand what the storyline will be. And that time and seasonal factor really helped us do that.Disneynature movies always have great narrators. I had heard his E-surance commercial and thought, His phrasing is phenomenal and his storytelling within those little 30 second commercials was so succinct and had an edge of humor but a depth of sincerity. So that was my introduction. I think it turned that story into a great counterpoint to the other stories in the film.Chuan and I became really good friends during this, and I saw Chuan grow as a human being as a result of this film. I think he did them from ’48 to ’61. Eventually you end up with something that will hopefully touch people’s hearts.There are some unique challenges to this that are specific to Disneynature films. He looks for high drama in each of his sequences. These films, usually released every year around Earth Day, do a beautiful job of capturing the spirit of Walt’s earlier films while pushing the format further than it ever has before, by offering intimate glimpses of some of the world’s most arresting animals. Essentially, they have an emotional structure, they have a survival structure, they have a structure of enjoyment. You want to be careful to not anthropomorphize too much. Walt always talked about giving them personality but not too much personality. And in this particular one, the director was seeing the brother get pushed aside and pushed away and we said, “That’s the story we want to tell.” The director had a younger brother, I had a younger brother, and we were all talking about how when the baby comes into the family, you all of a sudden feel like a second-class citizen. Initially we thought, Is there a way to tell this story and jump around from season to season? Then you move back to the middle to find your story. So to be able to weave these stories together was really important to us. And when you start on these nature films, you start with imagery. He breathed storytelling life into what could have been a rather mundane affair and forever changed the course of documentaries and the way we document and preserve the natural world.Thankfully, Disney has been continuing that tradition with their amazing Disneynature films. He’s one of the busiest guys in Hollywood right now but he took the time to actually sell the movie when it came out. So I don’t get too worried about anthropomorphizing. Posted August 28, 2017 by Drew TaylorIt’s easy to forget, but Walt Disney invented the nature documentary. And he’ll admit that! But at the same time, as you study animals and you actually get into their existence, we are not that different than animals. I was a young man growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles and had very limited exposure to wildlife let alone the exotic regions of the world. You made the same move. But we found that the kind of organizing principle really helped us in terms of arcing each storyline and tying them together. It’s totally an evolution. 400 plus.Wow. I think he produced 13 and won eight Academy Awards. Because I’ve thought about this a lot — when you look at animation, you start from whole cloth. (“Bears” is a personal favorite.)This year’s entry, the gorgeous and meditative “Born in China,” is one of the very best nature documentaries in the history of the company. It was [director] Lu Chuan who developed that thesis and it was absolutely brilliant.Is there a dialogue with the team in the field? So, in a weird way I liken the animation process as a painting, where you start with a blank canvas and build up. This is a common thing we do in Disney films. There’s a film by Marcel Carne called “Children of Paradise” and it’s this amazing film that tells maybe eight different storylines that interweave with one another.
And “Annabelle” will make $7.4 million from 3,565 locations, raising its current domestic cume to $77.9 million.The overall box office this weekend is not expected to pass $65 million, and the top 12 films will gross less than $50 million. “Bodyguard” is expected to earn $10.1 million from 3,377 theaters — combined with last weekend, its total domestic gross should be $39.6 million. 2008 saw a similar slump in the Sep. Two years before that, the Sept. Steve Armour wrote the script, based on a true story, that centers on a salesman-turned-pastor and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia.Despite the recent popular assertion that movie releases are moving to a year-round schedule with fewer dead zones, August remains a predictably sleepy month for theaters. “On our side, we have a film that audiences love,” he said, adding that, while the audience is predominantly young and female, they’re seeing that boys “that are coming with their family like it too.””Wind River,” meanwhile should make an additional $4.4 million this weekend from 2,095 locations. The marketing campaign was inexpensive and focused on digital promotion, and targeted events. Last year at this time, for example, Sony’s Screen Gems launched “Don’t Breathe,” which grossed $26.4 million in its opening weekend. 7-9 frame made $67 million overall and $51.9 from the top 12. 5–7 frame.But not since late September in 2001 have they dropped quite so low. The faith-based film has a low budget, and is generally embraced by critics (89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences (A- CinemaScore). John Corbett and Cara Buono lead the cast of the flick, directed by Steve Gomer. That “Wonder Woman” and “Baby Driver” saw their theater counts upped only adds as further emphasis that studios see the hole in the schedule — they just aren’t quite sure how to properly fill it. Set in 1960s San Francisco, Lee challenges kung fu master Wong Jack Man (Xia Yu) to an epic fight.And Sony’s “All Saints,” from Affirm Films and Provident Films should earn $1.55 million from 846 locations. The fight was estimated to reap as much as $1 billion in revenues, and among the biggest pay-per-view draws in history. Posted August 27, 2017 by ReutersBy Seth KelleyLOS ANGELES, Aug 27 (Variety.com) — There’s no getting around it: this weekend’s domestic box office is a catastrophe.In the grand scheme, it can seem like a small issue when compared with Hurricane Harvey — the deadly natural disaster that tore through the Gulf Coast of Texas on Friday, dumping more than 20 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. But Harvey also had at least some impact on the business, forcing theater closures in South Texas. Those figures are the lowest in more than 15 years.Another factor under inspection is Saturday evening’s UFC match which saw Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor with a 10th-round TKO. The film, now in its fourth week of release, is intended as the conclusion of a trilogy that includes “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water.” During its first weekend at four theaters, the thriller scored one of the year’s best per-screen averages, but its mass appeal seems more questionable. Still, years past have managed bigger successes than we are seeing in 2017. Still, the degree to which the storm hurt the bottom line of moviegoing is up for debate.Once again, “Hitman’s Bodyguard” and “Annabelle: Creation” will top the charts for Lionsgate and Warner Bros., respectively. In 2014, the first weekend in September made $66 million overall. Critics smushed it to 37 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences earned the film an A CinemaScore.”It’s a tough weekend out there in the marketplace when a $5 million movie is ranked third,” remarked Laurent Ouaknine, distribution boss at TWC. 15-17 fell to $53.7 million for the weekend and $37.9 for the top 12.TWC made two of the weekend’s biggest plays with the animated feature “Leap!” and the expansion of Taylor Sheridan’s “Wind River.” The former opened at 2,575 locations in North America, and is expected to take in $5 million.The film was acquired for a low cost of $3 million, and under its title in every market outside of the U.S., “Ballerina,” has already picked up $58.2 million from foreign locations. That’s below the $3.25 million goal set by the distributor. It’s billed as a musical adventure comedy about an orphan girl who aspires to become a dancer. While a similar sort of horror hit would be difficult to position between “Annabelle” and September release “It,” there is potential for movies to perform well at the tail end of summer. The year before, Sept. 21-23 frame in 2001 earned $59 million overall and the top 12 made $43.5 million. The voice cast is led by Elle Fanning, and also includes Maddie Ziegler, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nat Wolff, Kate McKinnon, and Mel Brooks. Numbers regarding the amount of viewers will be released later in the week, but some analysts predicted the highly-anticipated brawl could keep those who would ordinarily see a movie, out of theaters.There have been lulls around this time in recent years. The movie — an homage to Bruce Lee’s style of martial arts films — lends its inspiration’s name to the main character, played by Philip Ng. BH Tilt and WWE Studios co-acquired the film after its premiere at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival. “Hell or High Water,” which earned a best picture nomination at the Oscars, also made $4.4 million during its fourth weekend, but from fewer locations (1,303).Also, “Birth of the Dragon” is opening at 1,618 locations to $2.5 million. The Sept.
So when you’re given that, your job as an actor is easy.What was the aspect of Simon that you really latched onto and said: “Yeah, I can do something with this?”The way he speaks, the way he talks and teases and has fun — and in a world like that, to have sort of that level of bullying — it’s very interesting. Given that you had, of course, the writing to start from, how did you create Simon?Steven Ogg: Simon was created for me. So the attention and the notoriety doesn’t appeal to me. I’ve just always wanted to work. He co-stars in the series’ seventh season, now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital.It’s been a banner year for Ogg, who also had his share of screen time on HBO’s “Westworld,” and he sat down with Moviefone to recount the creation of nasty Simon, his as-yet-undepicted backstory (wouldn’t you just know Simon sold subprime mortgages before the zombie apocalypse), and what’s ahead with Simon and Negan’s “Plan B.”Moviefone: It is no small feat to create a villain that stands out against Negan. Hopefully, the bar will be raised and everyone should enjoy it. It’s fun — [the new season] is a lot of fun and sh** goes down. I’m a big believer of “its all about the words.” So when you are given these delicious words to say, and the way Simon speaks and the words and phrases he uses, it’s all right there. We were sort of talking about “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and that combined with “The Big Short.” So the idea of someone like Simon being a character who might have been one of those f**king d-bags that sold subprime mortgages and did all this s**t. I’m only gonna be better if I work with better people, and so the opportunity to work with these people and to be on these sets has just been great. Go through the backstory,” because not being in the comics means there is no blueprint for him. Well, someone has to.You’ve paid your dues as an actor, and now you have a year like this last one, where you’ve had a great character to play on “The Walking Dead,” and also you had “Westworld.” Tell me what that sort of extraordinary opportunity has meant to you.It’s been wonderful. And the show changes and it gets fun, it gets crazy. I’m very grateful and very blessed, and I feel very fortunate to do it.Simon looks to be pretty integral to the next season. It’s like: “What are you getting at, man? What can you tease about him and perhaps “Plan B?”Well, in Season Eight, Simon takes over the entire world, he kills everyone and it becomes sort of a rom-com. They really didn’t believe they were doing anything wrong.I believe Negan in the comic books was a gym teacher. He falls in love with a zombie.You guys are going to win all thee Emmys![Laughs] No, it’s gonna be huge! Tell me a little bit about where that inspiration came from.Scott Gimple and I were talking and I was like, “What is his backstory? Good Lord! Someone defending pedophiles, some disgusting human beings. He doesn’t really see anything wrong with it. Why are you being such a d**k?”I read that you came up with a bit of a backstory for Simon. How do you do it? Posted August 25, 2017 by Scott HuverHe’s the “Walking Dead” character who’s just as nasty as Negan, just with fewer responsibilities.That would be Simon, the Survivors bullying, peacocking second-in-command, played with sinister relish by Steven Ogg. And so Simon is like the guy who does these things, that it’s a job for him. Like a criminal defense lawyer, right? I knew these people, I saw these people. And living in New York, I went through it. Oh, it’s huge. We’re on to more solid matters and it is all-out war. It’s a product of the words and how fortunate we are on that show to have such amazing writers. The universe is always balancing everything out.
Now, 11 years later, his older brother Nick Lachey is ready to compete on DWTS Season 25. Like us on Facebook. Posted August 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneDrew Lachey won “Dancing With the Stars” Season 2 with one of the most popular Freestyles of all time. ABC just announced 12 pro dancers yesterday, minus the “surprise pro” that was later revealed to be Cheryl Burke.Cheryl won DWTS Season 2 with Drew Lachey, so it would be interesting to see her with the other 98 Degrees brother.But we don’t know the pro/celeb partnerships yet, that will be revealed on September 6, along with the full cast list. 18 on ABC.Want more stuff like this? (And maybe he’ll even get the same pro partner?)According to People, married parents-of-three Nick, 43, and Vanessa MinnilloLachey, 36 are both joining the DWTS Fall 2017 season.It was previously revealed that “Property Brothers” star Drew Scott and WWE wrestler Nikki Bella will also be competing. It could be that Nick is paired with someone else.So far it does sound like DWTS is putting relationships front and center, with stars recently getting engaged, or now even married to each other, even as the pros are also getting engaged and married (to each other).DWTS Season 25 premieres Monday, Sept.