His deeds are said to have been performed before the rise of Valyria, in the earliest age when Old Ghis was first forming its empire. This legend has spread west from Asshai, and the followers of R’hllor claim that this hero was named Azor Ahai, and prophesy his return. Specifically, the text comes from the book “The World of Ice & Fire,” and itsjayrr pulled the passage (Warning, it may include spoilers!):It is also written that there are annals in Asshai of such a darkness, and of a hero who fought against it with a red sword. The image in question shows Sam (John Bradley) and Gilly (Hannah Murray) studying hard at the Citadel with some potentially revealing reading material.Redditor itsjayrr was able to match the page Gilly holds in the photo with one from George R.R. Posted April 24, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe sleuths of the internet have once again dug up something very, very interesting.After HBO dropped its first “Game of Thrones” Season 7 photos on April 20, die-hard fans went to work examining every detail. Until then, we expect to see the White Walkers wreak havoc when Season 7 premieres on July 16.[via: reddit; h/t: Huffington Post] Thanks to their scrutiny, we now know that one photo, in particular, possibly teases an intriguing outcome. If so, fans can rest assured that a hero (or heroine) is coming to Westeros; at least some of our favorite characters may make it through winter alive! Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series, which the show is based on. In the Jade Compendium, Colloquo Votar recounts a curious legend from Yi Ti, which states that the sun hid its face from the earth for a lifetime, ashamed at something none could discover, and that disaster was averted only by the deeds of a woman with a monkey’s tail. – TWOIAF Ancient History: The Long Night We assume the use of the text was deliberate, so it may hint at what we’ll see as the final two seasons of “Game of Thrones” unfold.
Posted April 24, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongBehind every movie there is conflict, but probably not often on the same scale as an issue that arose before 1993’s “Wayne’s World 2” started shooting.In “Leading Lady,” a new biography on actress-turned-studio head Sherry Lansing, author Stephen Galloway details the chaos that went down after Lansing discovered the sequel’s script was based on the 1949 comedy “Passport to Pimlico” yet no one had purchased the necessary rights. According to John Goldwyn, a production chief at the time, she told Myers a made-up story about how the legal team was working on “figuring out how … Whatever you think of her methods, there is no denying the efficacy.[via: THR] [to] take every single thing” from him. Production was so close that set building had already begun, making some of the work a waste of time and money.”It was just so difficult, there was so many changes,” director Stephen Surjik told the Regina Leader-Post in March 2017.Luckily, though, Myers was able to rewrite the movie to Lansing’s satisfaction, and the studio never followed through on her threats. It was too late to acquire them, so the situation got ugly, especially for the sequel’s writer and star, Mike Myers.To avoid delays and eliminate the problem, Lansing decided Myers would have to do a complete rewrite. She didn’t exactly break the news gently, though, as the book recounts. However, in Lansing’s defense, the misunderstanding caused big problems. Apparently, she scared into the fetal position, which, let’s be honest, we’d have ended up in, too.According to “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, who produced the film, Myers had thought the rights issue was sorted out, so it’s hard not to feel bad for him.
Yes, this will all change soon when the next Avengers movie happens, but for now you just get these a**holes. Here’s what The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy had to say:”‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ hits theaters May 5. Here’s iO9’s Germain Lussier:”There’s nothing I specifically dislike about it, and I legitimately love a lot of it. There’s so much to enjoy about the Guardians that one can easily relax into its formula. 2″ is critic-proof. Cool? 2’ is an adventure worth taking … “If you’ve seen ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ you already know a lot about ‘Vol. As before, his bluffly cynical, good-times attitude supplies a devil-may-care feel to the proceedings that’s quite appealing to audiences.”Forbes’ Scott Mendelson also wasn’t especially impressed, pointing out Marvel’s tendency to fall short with their big-screen second installments: “The Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to have a middle child syndrome. 2,’ the gag is starting to feel like it’s getting a bit old. There’s clearly abundant love from the writer-director for the team, and even for the new characters and returning side characters. You’re gonna see the most anticipated movie of the summer whether critics give it thumbs up or thumbs down.But for those of you on the fence about giving Marvel more of your hard-earned allowance money this summer, you can rest easy, because the critical consensus says “Vol. You can tell Gunn wanted to do something different with the sequel, defy some expectations. The ending: “Thankfully, ‘Vol. 1.’Eric Kohn at IndieWire thought the film was a great time at the movies, but… But there is near-fatal push-pull between an intimate character story and the requisite big-budget action set pieces.”Variety’s Owen Gleiberman felt writer-director James Gunn was working overtime to satisfy audiences:”[The film] is an extravagant and witty follow-up, made with the same friendly virtuosic dazzle. (As a bonus, no distracting Iron Man cameos.) However, if you’ve seen ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ you’ve also encountered a better version of this experience … 2” is worth (mostly) every penny.Reviews hit today for Star-Lord and Baby Groot’s second big-screen outing, giving the sequel a “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes — but not everyone is a fan. It’s still a good Marvel movie (at times, a very good one), but it’s a come down from the dizzying highs of the first installment.”Long story less long: This sequel is good, but not great — or, rather, not as great as your experience was with the first film. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Yet this time you can sense just how hard the series’ wizard of a director, James Gunn (now taking off from a script he wrote solo), is working to entertain you. 2′ plays like a second ride on a roller coaster that was a real kick the first time around but feels very been-there/done-that now. The ‘monster of the week’ installment rambles along with very little plot, hoping that a fun time spent in good company, plus special effects razzle-dazzle, will distract from the lack of storytelling. Cool. 2′ does come together in the end with a powerful emotional payoff, but that’s only it becomes a computer-generated action-fest with the fate of the universe hanging in the balance again.”Okay, now how about some more positive reviews? There are still the requisite CGI space battles and monster fights and universe-jeopardizing peril, but even more than the first time around, Gunn does all this directly as a result and reflection of his characters. 2′ exists in its own little bubble and this movie is better off for it. There is enough to appreciate, especially in the comedy and the arcs, to merit a viewing. 2′ is a smaller film than both the first film and the previous grip of Marvel movies. The attitude toward all the violence and mayhem is mostly good-humored, casual and tossed off, which provokes a few good laughs and chuckles, and writer-director Gunn gets away with a lot of lame stuff simply by moving on quickly to the next gag or explosion. And the good news is: We all really like these a**holes.”One character Ryan especially liked this time around is Drax. “Guardians Vol. Ryan praised the character this time around as being a “delight” and that the big guy is “a much better rounded character this time around.”Nerdist’s Kyle Anderson praises Gunn’s character-driven story:”‘Vol. It’s often a thrill to simply roll with the lively classic rock soundtrack, smarmy banter, slapstick battle scenes, and a wooden alien named Groot, now more adorable than ever.”Mike Ryan over at Uproxx also had a really good time at the movie: “‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Regardless of whether or not it falls short of the high bar set by its predecessor, audiences seem guaranteed several opportunities to laugh and smile as they make the comparison. Maybe a little too hard. 2’ is a deeper, more surprising, emotional and layered movie than ‘Vol. A major issue is that none of the characters are particularly endearing this time around.”Bishop goes on to single out that Michael Rooker’s Yondu gets one of the film’s better storylines, with the actor “adding some unexpected depth to the mercenary as he struggles to redeem himself for past misdeeds, but there’s only so much the ancillary players can do when the heart of the movie is so painfully, soul-crushingly inert.”Another thing Bishop liked (for the most part)? Posted April 24, 2017 by Phil Pirrello”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. But the shadow of that first movie just looms so largely. Each of them matters; they all get their moment or three to shine.”Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly is mixed-to-positive, with the original film edging out the sequel: “In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. He succeeded — ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. But it doesn’t so much deepen the first ‘Guardians’ as offer a more strenuous dose of fun to achieve a lesser high.’And The Verge’s Bryan Bishop really wasn’t having it: “Multiple storylines interweave in a way that may have looked ‘Empire Strikes Back’-sharp in an outline, but in practice, it’s painfully awkward. As is the case with ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Iron Man 2,’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the second ‘Guardians’is stuck with no major chess pieces to move into place. It feels much more like a comedy of personalities than it necessarily does a comic book sci-fi movie. 2’ — a lively comedic space opera filled with banter between humans and imaginative aliens, astonishing visual effects, and the most idiosyncratic set of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Whatever happens, Stevens has something to remember his character and the film by: The Beast’s horns are currently mounted on plaques in his home. It doesn’t really make sense for him to regress, even if it would make for an unexpected twist. In particular, he’d like a chance to play the Beast again, not just his human counterpart.”I’d kind of like to bring the Beast back,” Stevens said.The problem with that, of course, is that “Beauty and the Beast” ended with the Beast transforming back into his princely self. Strange, but kind of cool, right? [via: Variety] Posted April 24, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongWith “Beauty and the Beast” earning more than $1 billion at the global box office, it’s no surprise that sequel speculation has begun. After the curse broke, he returned to his human form and got his happily ever after with Belle (Emma Watson). Star Dan Stevens doesn’t know if a follow-up will happen, but if so, he wants to see more of his surly, horned character, the Beast.Stevens chatted about sequel possibilities during a recent interview with Variety and he described the idea as “odd.””I’m not sure what turn that would take,” he told the publication.That said, he shared that he’s “open to offers” nonetheless.
Posted April 24, 2017 by Kelly WooNobody puts Abigail Breslin in a corner!ABC unveiled the first teaser for its reboot of “Dirty Dancing,” which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. on ABC. You can’t have “Dirty Dancing” without the lift! Even though this remake puts a “fresh twist” on the classic story, the teaser has many classic scenes from the original, including Baby and Johnny dancing on a log and the two performing the famous lift. Jake Houseman), Nicole Scherzinger (Penny Rivera), Sarah Hyland (Lisa Houseman), Tony Roberts (Max Kellerman), Katey Sagal (Vivian Pressman), Billy Dee Williams (Tito) and J. Quinton Johnson (Marco). “Dirty Dancing” airs May 24 at 8 p.m. Abigail Breslin stars as shy, unsure Baby, who falls for bad boy dancer Johnny (Colt Prattes). And of course, Johnny declares, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” The “fresh twist” includes more back story on the characters, a look at what happens to Baby and Johnny once the summer is over, and more Lisa!The remake features a star-studded cast, including Debra Messing (Marjorie Houseman), Bruce Greenwood (Dr.
Pine would play Robert, while Foster would be the king’s right-hand man, James Douglas.In “Hell or High Water,” the actors played brothers who engage in a series of bank heists around Texas to stop their ranch from being foreclosed. Posted April 24, 2017 by Kelly WooChris Pine and Ben Foster are not waiting until hell nor high water to reunite with director David Mackenzie.Pine and Foster starred in the Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water,” under Mackenzie’s eyes. While “Outlaw King” would be set in a very different time and place, it sounds like it also focuses on mavericks willing to break rules to achieve independence. Now, they may be in for a reunion, as all three are in talks for a Netflix period epic called “Outlaw King.”The film tells the story of Robert the Bruce (aka Robert I), the King of Scots who led his country to freedom from England in the early 14th century. And with the accolades that “Hell or High Water” received, it’s little wonder that the three men would want to team up to try to recapture that magic.
“I really wanted to do a cameo on ‘The Punisher,’ but it doesn’t always work that way.”Claire had substantive roles in “Daredevil” and “Luke Cage,” but just minor cameos in “Jessica Jones” and “Iron Fist.”Perhaps this is a way of separating “The Punisher” as a spinoff, rather than a sibling to the other Marvel series. Frank Castle isn’t appearing in “The Defenders,” and Frank and Claire never met in “Daredevil.” The only related character joining Frank (so far) is Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen.”The Defenders” begins streaming August 18, while “The Punisher” is likely to premiere sometime later this year. Posted April 24, 2017 by Kelly WooRosario Dawson isn’t taking a shift on Netflix’s “The Punisher.”The actress has appeared as nurse Claire Temple in all of the streaming service’s Marvel series so far, first on “Daredevil” and through this summer’s “The Defenders.” But she won’t be making a cameo on “The Punisher,” which stars Jon Bernthal as the lethal Frank Castle.”At the end of the day, it’s really hard to get all of those casts together. For ‘The Defenders,’ it was difficult to get everybody together. People are busy!” she told Collider.
Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneIf you could sum up “The Walking Dead” Season 7 in one word, it probably wouldn’t be “fun.” Depending on your perspective, it might not even be printable. Season 8 premieres in October on AMC.Want more stuff like this? And certainly I enjoyed having a bit more bite, bit more grit in my belly, sharing scenes with Jeffrey Dean Morgan [Negan].I think it’s going to be a lot more fun, Season 8, pitted against him with a bit more push back.”Fans do enjoy seeing Rick in Ricktator mode, and we’re ready for him to show the Saviors they’re effing with the wrong people.Showrunner Scott Gimple recently said Rick is willing to suffer any loss, including his own life, to keep his people free from Negan and the Saviors. He was even willing to part with son Carl Grimes in the Season 7 finale, which was a hint to how much he’s toughened up.Speaking of Carl, actor Chandler Riggs offered a mini tease of the Season 8 premiere when revealing he’d received, and read, and liked the first episode script.Barring any complications from a writers strike, TWD should start filming as early as next week at the start of May, down in Georgia. Like us on Facebook. A good acting challenge. [C]ertainly the first eight would be not a pleasant experience, but it was a great challenge. The season ended on a high note for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and allies, but it was a rough batch of episodes for the fans and the actors.Andrew Lincoln has been candid about not enjoying his role as Rick, at least in the first half of Season 7, but he’s also pumped about what’s ahead in Season 8.Here’s what he recently told ComicBook.com about what’s ahead in All Out War:”This has been one of the more unpleasant aspects of [Rick’s] psyche, this submissive version. Many fans interpreted that as a threat to kill Rick, but it’s probably closer to a warning that Rick’s favorite people are not safe.
A joint investigation into Mrs. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens. https://t.co/8HmdL0JKlf
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) April 23, 2017My sincere condolences. #ErinMoran#HappyDaysFamilypic.twitter.com/5b0AbioZEc
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) April 23, 2017OH Erin… RIP Erin. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneFans and co-stars were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Erin Moran, 56, best known as Joanie Cunningham on “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi.” It was initially unclear what led to her death, but the Harrison County Coroner’s office just revealed the autopsy results, suggesting the star died from complications of Stage 4 cancer.Here’s the statement (via People):”On Saturday the 22nd day of April, 2017, Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann passed away at her residence located in New Salisbury, Indiana. Like us on Facebook. now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) April 23, 2017She will be missed.Want more stuff like this? A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran’s death was conducted by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Harrison County Coroner’s Office. Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer. Standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending however no illegal narcotics were found at the residence.”Moran’s “Happy Days” co-stars reacted to her death, including Ron Howard, who played Joanie’s older brother Richie Cunningham; Scott Baio, who played Chachi to her Joanie; and Henry Winkler, aka The Fonz:Such sad sad news.
She can deal with shady business of all sorts, but she will not deal with drug addiction or alcoholism. Who would you like to see her interact more with?I think a little interaction with Jerome would be cool — I don’t necessarily think an alliance with Jerome would be good for her. It’s always great when I get to work with Maggie [Geha] because Maggie is so much taller than me; she’s the sweetest person — she’s literally Ivy. She knows that she wants independence, and she knows that she needs to survive, but it’s a question of, does she want to continue surviving, or does she want to go above and beyond that?Where does that search for independence take her?It takes her to a certain person that she thinks could help her. She needs some stability in her life. Posted April 24, 2017 by Scott HuverAs “Gotham’s” presumptive future Catwoman, young Selina Kyle’s just getting into the earliest of her feline nine lives — but as actress Camren Bicondova keeps discovering, they’re never without some serious intrigue.As the saga of the pre-Batman Gotham City returns with a run of episodes to close out its third season, Bicondova is back as Selina, once again straddling the line between good girl and bad girl following a major falling out with the slowly emerging Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne. Because she doesn’t say much, most of her communication revolves around how her body sits and moves. Even if it’s like a little like, “Oh, we’re friends — okay, bye.” I think that would be a really cool dynamic.There was a glimmer of a connection early in the series…The only way that that happened was because Selina broke into her apartment and was squatting there. It’s so funny. I think they just went their separate ways. I’m pretty sure that I would not be able to play this role if I wasn’t a dancer. It’s not necessarily toxic, their relationship, but it’s definitely a wild ride. When we pick up this season, it’s kind of catching them on their little downfall. Then for the rest of the season after that, it’s them going their separate ways and trying to figure out who they are.How does Selena move forward from being betrayed by her mother yet again?I think it impacts her immensely. No, I’m not going to say any more than that.You are a dancer as well — did any of your dance background help you with Selina’s physicality?Definitely. The fact that she abandoned her again, just in a different way, it hurts Selina, because all she wants to feel is loved. She has enough chaos going on. She’s just searching for what she wants in life, and she’s searching for what she necessarily needs also. I think out of everyone, the person who is the most like her character is Maggie.I love their dynamic, because Selina is just this short little thing, this small package with a lot of boom. I don’t think they dislike each other, I just think they were just not good mix.Selina takes on a leadership role with Poison Ivy, even though Ivy looks like an adult. How does their relationship fare as the season picks up?Camren Bicondova: That relationship is crazy. If I weren’t a dancer, I don’t think that I would be able to pull Selina off. Ivy is just this really tall, beautiful piece of Ivy-ness, but she’s so dorky, and she’s so innocent. I think Selina kind of shied away from her because of that. I think that betrayal from her mother definitely skyrockets her into this direction that she didn’t necessarily see herself going into.As the remainder of Season 3 plays out, how much more does she evolve toward becoming the Catwoman we know she could become as an adult?She does evolve a little more towards that direction, but she definitely does not become Catwoman. The majority of Selina’s being is her body language and the way that she moves. She needs stability.But as far as an alliance goes, I don’t think she’s ever had an alliance with Barbara. At the time, Barbara was having some drinking issues, and Selina does not deal with things like that. How does that go?She does. I think because Selina didn’t want to start a relationship with her mom again, because her mom did her so wrong from the beginning of her life. So it definitely helps.What character would you like to see Selina ally with, whether it’s a true partnership or not? Then no more. And as the 17-year-old actress revealed to a small group of press, Selina will face new temptations to walk on the more shadowy side of the street than her justice-seeking paramour.We left Selina and Bruce in a pretty fractured place when we last saw them. I think that would be cool. So it’s really fun playing that dynamic of this little person who is much more wise, and much more confident, talking to this very tall person who’s very innocent and not so wise.”Gotham” airs Mondays on Fox.
It’s amazing. Jackie Cruz (Flaca) talked to Entertainment Tonight about Season 5, saying there will “definitely” be justice for Poussey (Samira Wiley), among other things, when Season 5 arrives on June 9:”It’s going to be great. “Get your popcorn, your tissues, everything.” Taylor Schilling (Piper) added, “I think the stakes are higher in this season than they have been in a while just by virtue of the compressed time and seeing people in compressed circumstance really raises the stakes.””Orange Is the New Black” Season 5 starts streaming Friday, June 9 on Netflix.Want more stuff like this? [Writer] Jenji Kohan is a genius.”OITNB Season 5 is meant to be a departure for the show in that the 13 episodes will all take place over the course of just three days, following the riot that started at the end of Season 4. Netflix already shared the first minute of the new season, plus several first-look photos to tease the action ahead.Back in January at the SAG Awards, several “Orange” stars talked about what’s next. “[I]t will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready,” Danielle Brooks (Taystee) told E!. Like us on Facebook. It’s things that you haven’t seen before, a lot of surprises, and we’re left with a cliffhanger. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneNetflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” Season 4 ended on a major cliffhanger, and it sounds like Season 5 has a similar plan. It just keeps getting better.
Or is his story complete by the end of Infinity War?Kevin Feige: They’re two very different movies. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe truth is out there when it comes to the title of the fourth “Avengers” movie, but Marvel is not ready to share it with the class.There was a time when Marvel just called the next two “Avengers” movies “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.” Then they revealed that the first movie would just be “Avengers: Infinity War” on its own, with the artist formerly known as Part 2 just holding onto “Untitled Avengers 4” for now.CinemaBlend talked to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige during press day for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. It became too complicated to cross-board them like that, and we found ourselves—again, something would always pay the price. We wanted to be able to focus and shoot one movie and then focus and shoot another movie.””Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018; “Untitled Avengers 4” is scheduled for release on May 3, 2019.Want more stuff like this? Any guesses about what happens, and the spoiler of the title?CinemaBlend followed-up with a question about Josh Brolin’s Thanos, the big bad of “Infinity War”:CinemaBlend: Will Thanos be in both movies? Here’s why, from Feige to Collider:”We’re doing them one right after another… we don’t know the name of Avengers 4, that they’re not going to announce it, it’s going to be a minute. That’s all I’ll say.Feige also recently told Collider that “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4” are no longer being filmed simultaneously; instead, “Infinity War” is in produciton now and “Avengers 4″ won’t start until August. Like us on Facebook. 2” (which opens May 5) and asked about the title secrecy:CinemaBlend: When I talked with [directors] Joe and Anthony Russo last year, I guess a couple months ago, they mentioned… I’m curious if the reason for that is because it’s a spoiler.Kevin Feige: Yeah, for sure.
It’s going to be really freaking cool.”Yesssssss. “Guardians 2” is getting some really freaking cool reviews at this point, and hopefully fans like it as much as the critics. Like us on Facebook. Jr. But ‘Avengers [Infinity War]’ is going to be a pretty big spectacle. Pratt previously hyped the “Guardians” sequel as the “biggest spectacle movie of all time.” The Toronto paper reminded him of that quote, and he added this extra tease:”Well, so far, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ is still is the biggest spectacle movie of all time — that is all time up until now. I think you’re talking 40 heroes — that is a huge spectacle.”Marvel shared some behind-the-scenes looks at “Infinity War” — featuring Pratt, Tom Holland (Spider-Man), and Robert Downey. Then “Avengers 4″ will show up in 2019, and we don’t know the official title yet because it would spoil what comes before it.Want more stuff like this? (Iron Man) back in February toward the start of production.”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. We’ve shot most of it — my stuff — and I can tell you, the fans are not going to be disappointed. 2” opens Friday, May 5. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneMarvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” will give fans exactly what they want from a meeting of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy.That’s what Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord) promised to the Toronto Sun, while promoting “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. I’ve heard over and over from people, ‘When are the Guardians going to meet up with the Avengers?’ I was never sure how that would happen or if that would happen, but then they announced [‘Avengers: Infinity War’] and called us and told us it was happening. “Avengers: Infinity War” opens May 4, 2018. 2″:”It’s exactly what the fans want.
Emmys all around this week, starting with Carrie Coon (Nora Durst), who shared Baker’s big hotel room scene.”The Leftovers” executive producer Damon Lindelof told TVLine the idea to bring in Linn-Baker came from plotting out the idea that Nora learns there’s a device that can reunite people with their Departed loved ones. “The idea was so ludicrous, we were like, ‘Who should present it to Nora? #PerfectStrangers Amazing! Maybe the messenger should be as ridiculous as the idea itself?'”The scene didn’t come across as ridiculous, despite the show entering a bizarre pop culture Twilight Zone. Nora has it much worse, but they bonded over that anger and the need to take action.”The Leftovers” fans are quicker to accept the ridiculous than most, and they loved it:Everybody checking Wikipedia tonight and learning Cousin Larry from Perfect Strangers really does have 2 degrees from Yale. #theleftovers
— Denny Watkins (@dennywatkins) April 24, 2017Can we talk about the new opening credits for @TheLeftoversHBO ???? This time, HBO show dove deep into that mystery, bringing in Mark Linn-Baker himself for a fantastic, emotional, fully committed guest role. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina Carbone”The Leftovers” Season 3 is standing tall on a mountain of brilliant batsh*t, opening Episode 2 with the theme song from the TV series “Perfect Strangers.” It wasn’t a random choice. Spairow (@emspairow) April 24, 2017Only on “The Leftovers” would two grieving mothers therapy-trampoline-jumping to Wu-Tang Clan be the most normal thing to happen all night.”The Leftovers” Season 3 continues Sundays at 9 p.m. #TheLeftovers#geniustv#PerfectStrangers https://t.co/APwP8BIAqI
— E.M. The ’80s-’90s sitcom had been referenced before — since all four lead actors were said to have Departed in the mysterious Sudden Departure, until it was later revealed that actor Mark-Linn Baker (Cousin Larry) had faked his Departure. Like us on Facebook. #TheLeftoverspic.twitter.com/cMpLqY5xaz
— Lenny Jacobson (@Lennyjacobson) April 24, 2017#TheLeftovers goes full meta with @MarkLinnBaker_ followed by a reprise of the #perfectstrangers theme song by @maxrichtermusic. on HBO.Want more stuff like this? Mark and Nora had somewhat similar stories: He felt left behind as the only series regular from “Perfect Strangers” who didn’t Depart, and Nora has been struggling to cope with being the only member of her family to not Depart. Nice
— Michael Yezerski (@michaelyezerski) April 24, 2017″Don’t Be Ridiculous” Bravo @HBO!
[Costume designer] Eduardo [Castro] and his team once again did an amazing job!”Jennifer Morrison (Emma) shared more on the inspiration for her character’s wedding dress:Day 101: Emma’s wedding gown! on ABC. It is a dress that represents the elegance and simplicity of classic timeless strength mixed with the delicacy of feminity and vulnerability. Now check out Killian “Captain Hook” Jones in his swanky black velvet tuxedo, and prepare to watch him sing and dance on Captain Swan’s big day.The musical wedding episode, “The Song in Your Heart,” airs Sunday, May 7.After the April 23 episode, ABC shared a brief promo for the musical wedding hour, after airing the promo for next week’s April 30 episode, “The Black Fairy”:TVLine got the first look at Hook’s velvet wedding attire:
(Is Dr. A wholeness. A balance. Eduardo and his team created a piece of art once again. Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneYou’ve seen “Once Upon a Time” Savior Emma Swan in her white Grace Kelly-inspired wedding dress. Not all one thing or another – But rather, a moment that is genuinely, truly, authentically her without barriers and walls. It is the ultimate balance that Emma has been fighting for throughout the 6 seasons. Want more stuff like this? So honored to wear such a beautiful gown. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. So much love and thought went into this dress. Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] really wanted a velvet jacket, while I wanted everything to feel like one of those old black-and-white musicals. A woman surrounded by people she loves and is loved by, willing to fight to protect them all as well as herself. Looks like it, unless he’s Best Mate.) Colin O’Donoghue told TVLine, of Hook’s wedding suit, “We wanted to go very classical with it. Just as #onceuponatime pulls from fairytales and literature – for the wedding, Eddy, Adam, Edwardo, and I felt it would be wonderful to pull from the real life fairytale of Grace Kelly. Archie Hopper marrying them? The joy of a timeless balance. The perfect way to end this round of #101smiles #emmaswan #wedding #uglyducklingsA post shared by jenmorrisonlive (@jenmorrisonlive) on Apr 22, 2017 at 3:25pm PDTStunning. Like us on Facebook.
3., 2018.• Fox also pushed The Predator from February 2018 to August 3, 2018.[via: The Hollywood Reporter, io9]Want more stuff like this? Posted April 24, 2017 by Gina CarboneBreak out your blockbuster calendar, ’cause 20th Century Fox just booked your life for the next few years.The studio spent the weekend announcing release dates for several upcoming films, including four — yes, four — “Avatar” sequels; “Deadpool 2”; the “X-Men” sequel “Dark Phoenix” with Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, the “X-Men” spinoff “New Mutants,” Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers film with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks; Bryan Singer’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”; and Steve McQueen’s heist film “Widows.”Schedule yourself accordingly:• “New Mutants”: April 13, 2018
• “Deadpool 2”: June 1, 2018
• “Dark Phoenix”: Nov. 2., 2018
• “Widows”: Nov. 16, 2018
• Steven Spielberg’s untitled Washington Post/Pentagon Papers film: Dec. 9, 2018 to Aug. Like us on Facebook. 22, 2017. 25, 2018AVATAR SEQUELSDates for James Cameron’s FOUR “Avatar” sequels were announced on Facebook:• “Avatar 2”: December 18, 2020
• “Avatar 3”: December 17, 2021
• “Avatar 4”: December 20, 2024
• “Avatar 5”: December 19, 2025
Some previously announced films were also moved around on the schedule:• “Murder on the Orient Express” was moved from Nov. 10, 2017 to March 2, 2018• “The Predator” was moved from Feb. • “Bohemian Rhapsody”: Dec. 10, 2017.• Jennifer Lawrence’s “The Red Sparrow” was moved from Nov. 22, 2017 to Nov.
His co-star Oscar Isaac may be the Internet’s boyfriend, but the dashing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” flier has never opened a movie on his own. But its makers chose this weekend because it marks the anniversary of the beginning of the genocide.9. It worked for “Born in China,” in part because this weekend was Earth Day, and in part because Disney has been releasing nature documentaries on Earth Day weekend for nearly a decade, priming a ready audience to expect them at this time of year.On the other hand, “The Promise” might have done better in the fall, when an awards-season campaign for Isaac or Bale could have boosted the film’s profile. Indeed, there’s evidence that such denial was behind the apparent trolling attack on the IMDb scores for “The Promise” that began within moments of the film’s premiere screening last fall at the Toronto Film Festival. “Free Fire’s” Larson is still unproven, even after the very modest success this spring of “Kong: Skull Island,” whose true draw was the big gorilla.As for “The Promise,” Christian Bale isn’t a box office draw when he’s not driving the Batmobile. Rotten Tomatoes Scores
To the extent that these movies, particularly “Unforgettable” and “The Promise,” were depending on older viewers, they needed to earn strong reviews. Male critics dismissed it, while female critics appreciated its camp value and the willingness of its female writer and female director to explore the issue of domestic violence against women. Which means that most of the new films spent the weekend playing to largely empty theaters.2. But the dismal 25 percent fresh rating for “Unforgettable” and the weak 45 percent score for “Promise” don’t really tell the whole story.Remember, RT is a measure of consensus opinion, not of what critics thought of a particular movie’s strengths and weaknesses. Posted April 23, 2017 by Gary SusmanThe “Fast and Furious” franchise may be starting to run out of gas after eight installments, but it still had a few laps left in it this weekend. Even if “Unforgettable” had enjoyed as high a per-screen average as “Fate” ($8,936), it still couldn’t have grossed more than $21.6 million.3. They couldn’t really have booked many more. Of course, it’s possible that, rather than let any of these movies compete for their ticket dollars, female viewers just went to see “Beauty and the Beast” again.4. It’s no wonder that these new movies all but cannibalized each other, or that none of them was able to open higher than fourth place. Add “Going in Style” and “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” and you’ll see that the top five holdovers were hogging an average of 3,423 screens each.The five new releases were able to book only half that many, averaging 1,768 screens each. Judging by their aggregate scores on Rotten Tomatoes, they did not. Female Audiences Stayed Away From Theaters
“Unforgettable” was also supposed to serve as counter-programming to “Fate,” the idea being that the female-driven thriller would attract women put off by all the testosterone of the action sequel. The appreciation of the film as a flawed-but-noble work is the sort of half-hearted endorsement that RT scores are not built to acknowledge.5. And apparently, nobody in any of these movies had the box office appeal of the adorable pandas in “Born in China.”8. Lack of Star PowerNone of these movies had much. In fact, it was the second least lucrative weekend of 2017 so far. Forget fast cars, baby pandas, and Katherine Heigl finally letting her psycho flag fly; we’re all holding out for the talking raccoon and the ass-kicking sapling. (Look for next weekend, the last weekend in April, to be similarly bleak.)Even with “Fate” and other hit movies still playing, even with five new wide releases, there was not a compelling draw at the multiplex this weekend. The top three movies had more than 11,000 screens already taken. That was Disney’s “Born in China,” which sold an estimated $5.1 million in tickets and averaged $3,413 per screen.That’s a just-okay average, but it’s way better than its four new rivals, none of which managed even a $2,000 per-screen average. Unfortunately, nearly everyone else had the same idea.Historical epic/wartime romance “The Promise” was also best suited for female viewers, and so was found-footage sci-fi/horror film “Phoenix Forgotten.” Even “Free Fire,” a crime caper marked by wall-to-wall macho gunplay, had as its biggest star the feisty Brie Larson. Of course, that’s the whole point of the movie, as it was with the similarly satirical “Shoot ‘Em Up” 10 years ago. It counts all reviews as either positive or negative; it has no way of accounting for nuance or middling reviews. This polarization effect really hurt “Unforgettable” and “Promise.”For “Unforgettable,” positive and negative reviews were divided largely along gender lines. Even after losing 60 percent of its business from last week’s debut, and even with five new wide releases opening, “Fate of the Furious” still motored to an easy victory this weekend, with an estimated $38.7 million.If anything, “Fate” won again, not because it was so beloved, but because the battle was so bitter among the also-rans and the non-threat of new releases. “Phoenix” had a cast of unknowns. But since male critics far outnumber female critics, the consensus score measured by RT was overwhelmingly negative.For “The Promise,” the first mainstream, big-budget Hollywood movie to address the Armenian genocide of 1915, critics were divided between those who felt its well-meaning take on history made up for its listlessness as a drama, and those who did not. The movie received tens of thousands of downvotes from people outside of Canada who clearly could not have seen the movie yet.It’s not clear to what extent such trolling — and such artificially low scores at audience-polling sites like IMDb — discourage opening-weekend moviegoers. Timing
Was late April the right time to release any of these movies? The Trolling ProblemEven 102 years after the systematic massacre of the Armenians, the Turkish government and many Turkish nationalists still won’t acknowledge the genocide as a historical fact. Everyone’s Saving Their Money for Baby GrootThe other reason not to release a film at the end of April is that moviegoers are holding onto their money until the summer movie season starts with the May 5th release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. (Or encourage them, as in the case of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which received a suspiciously large number of high scores early on from apparent DC Comics partisans.) But with a number of movies having been affected over the past year or so — most notoriously, “Ghostbusters” — Hollywood is acknowledging that there’s a problem here, one that could be having an impact at the box office.7. 2.” No wonder this weekend saw total box office receipts fall 36 percent from a week ago. Katherine Heigl is certainly not the box office draw she was at the height of her rom-com successes of a few years ago. The Crowded FieldFive new wide releases is really too many for the multiplex to handle, especially with three holdover blockbusters (“Fate,” “The Boss Baby,” and “Beauty and the Beast”) already sucking up much of the oxygen. Even so, its theater count was just 2,417. No wonder both movies were tough sells.6. Here’s why none of them could pull ahead of the pack for a clear win, or even a serious challenge to “Fate.”1. Wide Releases, Disappointing Movies “Unforgettable” was widely expected to be the top new movie, since it was opening on the most screens. Audiences Didn’t Want Whatever “Free Fire” Was Selling Male critics seemed to have missed the satirical intent of “Unforgettable.” Critics also seemed to miss the satire of “Free Fire,” with some panning the film for its over-the-top, non-stop gun violence.
All proceeds made from the movie will be donated to charity.”We certainly hoped for a better box office result,” said Open Road’s president of marketing Jonathan Helfgot, adding that the film’s mission was not purely box office-related. it’s undeniable that there’s been more focus and attention in the past two weeks than the past hundred years since the atrocity took place.”Disney’s latest animal documentary “Born in China,” a co-production between Disneynature and Shanghai Media Group, is making $5.1 million from 1,508 theaters. “And looking at the amount of conversation … Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale make up the central love triangle in the movie directed by Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”). This time around looks to tell mostly the same story — while domestic grosses slipped 61% from its first to second weekend, the movie is still easily topping the box office with $38.7 million from 4,329 locations.But slipping domestic earnings (and lower U.S. “It was about bring the world’s attention to this issue,” he said. A24’s “Free Fire” raked in only $1 million from 1,070 spots in its first weekend.In its fourth frame, Fox’s “The Boss Baby” will bottle up $12.8 million from 3,697 locations, putting it in second place behind “Fate.” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” should hold onto third with $10 million from 3,315 theaters.Warner Bros.’ “Going in Style” should slide into fourth with $5 million from 3,038 spots. “Born in China” looks to round out the top five. The movie, from Open Road Films on behalf of Survival Pictures, looks to round out the weekend with about $4.1 million from 2,251 locations — barely cracking the top ten for the weekend.While “The Promise” could be considered a massive disappointment for its $90 million price tag, the film’s backers hoped it would raise awareness more than earn money. A bankable, diverse cast including Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron is leading the film, directed by F. The heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin is targeting an older demo, and saw only a 20% decline in ticket sales from its second to third weekend. Warner Bros.’ “Unforgettable” seems to have slipped audiences’ minds, earning $4.8 million in its first weekend from 2,417 theaters.”It just didn’t resonate with the intended audience,” said Jeff Goldstein, the president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. Posted April 23, 2017 by Drew TaylorLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “The Fate of the Furious” is racing to defend its title at the top of the box office, while a number of new releases including “The Promise” and “Unforgettable” are being left in the dust.Universal’s eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise proved to be a global box office titan when it opened last weekend to a record-shattering $532.5 million. grosses than “Furious 7,” which pulled over $250 million in its first two weekends versus “Fate’s” current sum of $163.6 million) are majorly overshadowed by the movie’s international appeal. Narrated by John Krasinski, the docu earned more than previous films “Monkey Kingdom” ($4.6 Million) and “Bears” ($4.8 Million), and is the highest grossing Disneynature opening since 2012’s Chimpanzee ($10.7 million).Cinelou’s “Phoenix Forgotten” opened at 1,592 theaters to an estimated $2 million this weekend. Goldstein stressed that the movie was made for a moderate price, and the marketing was “targeted and appropriate” for the audience.The directorial debut of Denise Di Novi stars Katherine Heigl as a scorned ex-wife, and Rosario Dawson as a woman who is newly engaged to the same man. In his review for Variety, critic Peter Debruge lauded Heigl’s “terrific” performance, and wrote that her casting “savvily exploits the actress’s prickly reputation within the industry.””Unforgettable” joins a string of so-so to disappointing releases from Warner Bros. so far this year, including “Chips” and “Fist Fight.” At least the Heigl movie had a low production budget ( about $12 million) to minimize losses.”The Promise,” too, couldn’t follow through, despite a social media push from stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, the Kardashian sisters and Cher. The film is set during the Armenian Genocide, and bankrolled by the late businessman Kirk Kerkorian who wanted to bring visibility to the systematic extermination to 1.5 million Armenians at the order of the Ottoman empire in 1915 — a politically fraught subject that Turkey continues to deny happened. Gary Gray, to a two-frame global total of $744.8 million and worldwide sum of $908.4 million.While studios wait for summer season to commence, there are no surprise hits to come of this weekend’s releases.
I remember I was playing Tosca, a piece from Tosca, it was a very grand thing. That whole day, which was shot the same day as the scene in the room with the compass, and her work was magnificent that day. Posted April 23, 2017 by Drew TaylorIf you saw director James Gray’s thrilling “The Lost City of Z” this weekend, then you were undoubtedly blown away by the film’s true-life story of obsession and Amazonian exploration and the finely calibrated performances of the cast (led by an impeccable Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller). It’s a staggering shot, as subtle as it is complex, and when we sat down with Gray a few weeks ago to talk about the film, a large majority of that conversation was centered on this incredible shot.You’ve had two movies back-to-back with amazing final shots. But then I think she realized what it was. She had that widow’s catastrophe about her. I thought, Well that’s interesting. And the inspiration came from a weird source. Then there was a visual effect at the end with the mountain and the sky because otherwise it looked too much like a greenhouse.It was all about coming up, if I can use a pretentious term, a visual objective correlative for the narrative idea that the obsession was going to swallow her up. It’s harder than you’d think. It was a weirdly difficult shot to do because it involved correctly placing her in the mirror and getting the camera move right. It’s very weird. It was a very strange day.”The Lost City of Z” is now playing everywhere. You can’t just cut in the Royal Geographic Society with the compass and all that. I thought about how we’re going to deal with this. I quite like the way it came out. Can you talk about the shot and how you did it and the reasoning behind it?In the case of “The Immigrant,” that final shot, which I quite like, was always in the script. She was so uncertain and wary and troubled, and I loved that it was a trance that she had to be in. It was the literal visual correlative to that idea. I can’t imagine what the neighbors thought. But I couldn’t figure out a way to express that his obsession became her tragedy. Music, it’s an old quote of Stanislavski’s, is the most direct path to the human heart. I knew I wanted to end it on her. It was very funny to see these greens people coming in with huge palm trees and you’re in the middle of Northern Ireland. I think that’s take 24 that’s in the movie.Did it take some explaining?I think, at first, she thought I was insane. So I struggled. But what might be the most dazzling thing about a movie almost exclusively filled with dazzling things is the final shot of the film.(Spoiler warning, obviously.)In the final moments of the film, Miller, who plays the wife of presumed-dead explorer Percy Fawcett, walks down the stairs of the stuffy Royal Geographic Society, and, as we glimpse in a hallway mirror, we’re staring into the Amazonian jungle that took the life of her husband and child. So how do you put two people in the same frame walking away from each other?But this ending I struggled with. So right before filming I had scouted this Victorian house and there was this mirror so I thought she could walk off into the jungle, literally.It was a very strange set because we had this Victorian house in Belfast and we created this long corridor. I was watching an excellent movie, “The Boston Strangler,” with Tony Curtis. And there’s all this stuff at the end with Henry Fonda, and it’s a psychoanalysis and he’s talking about, “I don’t know what I was doing, I was in a house.” And it cuts to him in the house with Henry Fonda. It’s a love story that’s never consummated thankfully and the worst people ever connecting but not connecting and I thought there you couldn’t kill one of them off. Because she comes down and the camera booms down and there’s something very counter-intuitive for the camera operator, because the camera has to move away from her and at a speed she isn’t walking. He’s combining two different spaces and all that. So you play that, and she got it. Weirdly, the motion of the person always dictates the motion of the camera. It was there from the beginning because it was a story about codependence.
While he is objectively wrong, he sticks to his guns. Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #CANTWAIT.CAN’T WAIT! A Movie Lover’s Podcast Episode 20: ‘Super Mario Bros.’Total runtime: 49:48Subscribe to the CAN’T WAIT! Yet, we endured all 104 minutes of it because a job’s a job and the movie-watching public needs to be warned.Yes, the CAN’T WAIT! Have a movie you really, really want us to watch and talk about? Posted April 21, 2017 by Moviefone StaffLet’s get this out of the way: “Super Mario Bros.” is a nonsensical, ugly, terribly written, horribly acted mess of a movie. Tony Maccio, who seems to think that nostalgia > competent filmmaking. Join Moviefone editors Tim Hayne, Rachel Horner, Phil Pirrello, and Tony Maccio as they extol the virtues and expose the failings (with love!) of nostalgic movies. Questions asked in this week’s episode include: “What the hell is even going on?” “Why did you make us watch this?” and “How do we create a device that removes this movie from our brains?” We also talk about the movie’s redeeming quality. podcast:iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherHave thoughts/feelings/feedback about the podcast? A Movie Lover’s Podcast by Moviefone celebrates Hollywood’s guiltiest pleasures by taking a fresh look at critically ignored movies and giving them a second chance at life. crew plunged into to the deep end of the 1993 comedy/sci-fi/fantasy “movie” thanks to a decidedly misled whim of one Mr. Yes, that’s “quality” not “qualities.” It only has one, and even that’s up for debate.Next week, we’ll be discussing Tim’s pick, 1987’s “Overboard,” a delightful romp of a rom-com starring Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, which features a scheme that, if executed in real-life, would probably result in kidnapping charges, multiple arrests, and childhoods being spent in foster care.Listen to CAN’T WAIT!