So the experience of seeing the movie through Chris’s eyes, and actually maybe thinking for the first time what that would be like, and gravitating towards the only other black guy at the party, only to find that he is, as you later find out, also a white guy. That’s really exciting. It’s so isolating.That’s where Jordan’s writing and Daniel’s performance really shone through, because it broke through and created this empathic experience for audiences that, in lesser hands, might not have happened as well as it did. So that conversation, initially, we had thought about it — or at least I had thought about it — that Rose would be in character immediately before and immediately after the phone call. Especially after I’d been warned by my agent that it wasn’t a comedy, I was doubly intrigued.Aside from trusting Jordan completely, it was, on its face, a risk, because he, while brilliant and while having had a lot of experience with “Key & Peele,” was technically a first-time writer/director with this feature. First of all, his reputation as a comedic genius, and as a mirror of cultural phenomenon preceded him, so when I talked to him about the script I knew I was in for something interesting. Why me?” Basically the “why this” is explainable by the quality of the script, and the subject matter, and the tone, and Jordan, etc. I knew exactly what they meant, from the shorthand, and they’ve also used the phrase The Sunken Place a lot. I feel really psyched that I get to be part of it, to put it lightly.When the material came your way, what did you see in it instantly, and what gave you the confidence that it was going to work? Worst case scenario, we can shoot it that way, and if it doesn’t ring true, I can just do it in ADR.” Then I went into my trailer, and I practiced a few times in the mirror. and about our cultural background thanks to the movie.” That was the text I got last night.I have heard from people that learned a lot about how little time they’ve spent looking at the world from any other point of view, what it would be like to be the minority at a party. Is that what you are going to keep looking for in the projects, whether it’s film or television?Definitely. You see her kind of out of character, so to speak. That kind of means that “Get Out” has been added to a library of things that, I’m hoping, will stick around for a while.You mentioned flipping the script on your Marnie image in the kind of performance you gave here. I feel really lucky to be part of it. I’ll tell you something that I heard last night. I know that they were thinking, “Wow, it’s weird. It’s very, very independent, as most Blumhouse movies are.And it was nearly impossible to describe — and I know that because I tried describing it to everyone in my life who had been waiting for me to do my first movie, and then when I said “I got it, this is the one, it’s amazing,” they were like, great, what’s it about and who are you playing?” I didn’t want to spoil it, so I just basically said, “It’s ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ meets ‘Rosemary’s Baby,'” and they would kind of look at me quizzically.And then when they asked about my character, I described the Rose that we see in the first half of the movie. This is a weird comparison, but I felt a little bit like a parrot, because I’ve always been so creeped out by parrots that can talk. Then Jordan said, “I’m picturing it in a new way, where your voice is Rose’s, but your demeanor is just completely flat and dead, and that would be really creepy if you would pull it off.” And he told me that a couple hours, maybe an hour, before we shot it.So I was kind of like, “I don’t know if I can do that, but let me see. The performances that Jordan got out of the actors — Daniel Kaluuya is breathtaking in it, I think, and all of the actors are really, really good. I really wished it could come out more quickly. Why now? I’m just glad it exists. You talk so much about wanting to play someone different from Marnie, and by the description of it, she doesn’t sound all that different.” But I just didn’t want to spoil anything for them.So it was one of those things where it was great on the page, and it was a great experience shooting it, and then the first time I saw it all cut together nearly finished, I just breathed a sigh of relief where I thought, “Oh my gosh, this is so good!” I just thought it was good. People I never would have expected to see it. A friend of mind texted me and said, “I just watched the movie for the third time, and I’m with my family, which is half Puerto Rican and half Italian, and I just want you to know that now we’re all having a big conversation about race in the U.S. So the reactions have been pretty amazing. Posted May 30, 2017 by Scott HuverWhen HBO’s zeitgeist-shifting series “Girls” concluded last month after six seasons, star Allison Williams might have fretted about being pigeonholed in roles in the vein of the show’s Marnie Michaels.But Williams didn’t need to worry, having already preemptively “flipped the script” on any typecasting with her performance in “Get Out,” the low-budget thriller from writer-director Jordan Peele that deftly blended the horror genre with some trenchant cultural commentary on race and sex and went on to become one of the highest-grossing and best reviewed films of the year.With “Get Out” arriving on home video (out now), Williams connected with Moviefone for a deep dive into both the creative and career-minded choices she navigated while making the film, and her hopes that her future projects spark as much conversational back-and-forth as her previous gigs.Moviefone: How cool is it to have made a really scary horror movie that also says something really interesting? So that, when the phraseology from the movie seeps into the lexicon, that’s a real win. I just feel lucky to have been working with them.In terms of knowing that it was the the one and choosing it, but I get asked this question a lot and the answer’s always the same, which is that, when I look at a script or a project, I ask myself a series of three questions. But it’s the rare movie that sticks with you, and begs a second viewing, that you end up actually thinking about longer.I listen to a ton of podcasts — just this last week I was listening to one called “The Read,” which I love, and they were describing something as like an Armitage party. They don’t emote, obviously, but their voices mimic the inflection of the people around them. Even though, playing her at times was incredibly unpleasant, the overall experience was one of the best I’ve ever had.There’s a scene I love in which, on camera, you’re absolutely emotionless, and yet your voice on the phone is filled with a gamut of emotions in that scene. How rare is that opportunity?Allison Williams: Really, really rare. The way I look at it from my vantage point is, by asking the “why now?” and the “why this?” question, will kind of, ideally, always keep me looking at things that in some way, even indirectly, address whatever is happening in a given moment.That can be done by looking backwards or looking forward. One thing that this movie and “Girls” have in common is some real cultural meat to chew on. This is a tricky thing to pull off.To address the second point first, Jordan Peele gave me all the confidence in the world. Long emails from my mother-in-law about things she discovered the second time she saw it in a theater, things that she picked up on. That’s such a tricky technical acting thing to pull off. And then, I brought Jordan in and I did it with him, and he got really giggly and excited so I took that as a good sign. It’s not something that a lot of people experience — a lot of white people, I mean. So it was a little weird, but I was happy with how it came out.You’ve done Q&As for the film, you’ve had conversations with friends who have seen the movie — tell me about those conversations that the movie sparked, and what’s been intriguing and fascinating for you to hear what people said about the film’s themes.Oh my gosh, there have been so many! “Why this? So we both got exactly what we needed out of me playing this role. So their voices actually have a lot of emotion, but it’s just a parrot. And the “why me” was basically that Rose fascinated me, and she needed to be the whitest of white, and very willing and able to step up to the plate in that regard.Funny enough, Jordan needed someone he thought the audience would trust immediately, and I needed a part that would flip the Marnie that people seem to find difficult to extricate from me, on its head. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a really good example of something that was written a long time ago and is set in the future, but seems to be addressing a lot of anxiety that’s happening right now.So there’s an electricity to it that feels vital, and I look at what I want to do next, and I think if those intentions are executed well, it does have the potential of something like “Girls” and “Get Out” where it becomes a topic of think pieces and articles and people dissecting it and being taken seriously as art, because I think the act of continuing thought, and thinking about it on a daily basis, and talking about it, doesn’t feel fruitless and random, it feels like it’s connected to the things that you’re dealing with and interacting with on a regular basis.Of course there’s still plenty of entertainment for all of many, many people who wants to use those two hours at the movies to check out, and to not think about the anxieties of the world, or, say, on a Monday night, check out and watch Rachel Lindsay’s quest for love on “The Bachelorette.” That is an impulse that is still well catered to.But for the time being, I want to get back into and deal with something that’s confronting what’s happening inside your heart and in your core, I’m very proud to have been part of something that addressed that for women in a lot of ways, which was “Girls,” and sexuality and race with “Get Out.” Like a friend of mine I was talking to recently, he was like, “I realized around a month later that that was an auction.” I was like, “You must have been just really overwhelmed by everything if that didn’t occur to you!” But it’s funny to me how it hits different people in different ways, and in waves, and that’s kind of the greatest testament to the movie.There are so many movies we see, and then they end, and that’s kind of the end of our relationship with them. All kinds of stuff.Every once in a while, I’ll get a text from someone that just has thought of something for the first time since they saw it. He has a real giggle, and it makes me very happy, but it was basically the way he told us when something was crazy in a way that delighted him.So I felt like I’d achieved it, but it felt a lot like sort of patting your head and rubbing your stomach. The cultural reception of it is really hard to predict or have any element of control over. So it was really a confluence of wonderful things, and I felt really, really lucky. Tell me a little bit about that particular sequence.Yeah, it’s funny. The “why now” felt very obvious because it was exactly the right moment for this movie.

one of the best superhero movies of all time… Gadot is a godsend, [Chris] Pine charms, and [Patty] Jenkins delivers old-school thrills with heart and conviction.” — Kevin Harley, Total Film”‘Wonder Woman’ is the best movie Marvel rival DC Comics has put out in its own cinematic universe, and unlike the recent parade of bleak superhero tales from both studios, it makes you feel good while you watch it.” — Kelly Lawler, USA TodayOf course, some reviewers were less enthusiastic:”It’s not perfect, but it’s often good, sometimes great and exceptionally re-watchable.” — Lindsay Bahr, Associated PressThe harshest review is from The Guardian’s Steve Rose, who calls Gadot’s Wonder Woman “a weaponized Smurfette.” Ouch! Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which has a 28% Rotten Tomatoes score; and “Suicide Squad,” which only managed a 25% RT score. The movie, which opens June 2, currently has an impressive 96% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Here’s some of the raves for the film, which stars Gal Gadot as the Amazon warrior:”A rollicking action adventure in the tradition of ‘Indiana Jones.’ — Cath Clarke, Time Out”An electrifying, breathtaking cinematic achievement… What promised to be a glass-ceiling-smashing blockbuster actually looks more like a future camp classic,” writes Rose.Despite that knock, it’s an overwhelmingly great critics’ reaction compared to “Batman v. Posted May 30, 2017 by Sharon KnolleThe early reactions to “Wonder Woman” were terrific and now the full reviews are possibly even better. (And who knew Brits spelled “estrogen” as “oestrogen”?) “It’s plagued by the same problems that dragged down previous visits to the DC movie world: over-earnestness, bludgeoning special effects, and a messy, often wildly implausible plot. It is outrageously bold and confident, insanely fun and thrilling, powerfully dramatic and delightfully amusing, all rolled into one epic superhero outing.” — Mark Hughes, Forbes”The DCEU’s game gets raised.

Here are four:1. And many of those who would have bought advance tickets online were likely discouraged by the negative reviews posted at the purchase sites — just a 32 percent Rotten Tomatoes score for “Pirates” and a dismal 19 percent “Rotten” for “Baywatch.” After all, the older audiences that make up the base for both films are the viewers who still care what critics think.Studios would rather have no reviews than reviews like these. That’s why “Baywatch” was his lowest wide-release premiere since 2013, when he released the R-rated “Pain and Gain” (to a $20.2 million debut) and the convoluted thriller “Snitch” ($13.2 million).4. Nearly four years later, in May 2011, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” opened to $90 million. Pundits — and Paramount — had originally predicted somewhere near $40 million for the three-day span, and close to $60 million for the holiday. Last May, hits like “Captain America: Civil War,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” and “The Angry Birds Movie” helped kick off the summer with a $926 million month; this May is on track to trail that amount by $200 million or more.What lessons can we learn from this weekend’s wide-release debuts? Instead, its three-day debut was just an estimated $18.1 million, settling for third place behind “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. This weekend’s new movies are a case in point.In fact, moviegoers who saw “Pirates” and “Baywatch” liked them well enough, based on the A- grade they gave the former at CinemaScore and the B+ grade they gave the latter. The show, after all, was an even bigger hit globally than in America, and Johnson’s movies tend to earn at least two-thirds of their take abroad. Know Your Audience, HollywoodIn the case of “Pirates,” the audience seems to be aging along with the franchise. Certainly, it won’t be domestic audiences that help the movie recoup its reported $60 to $69 million budget.Next time, if Hollywood wants the numbers to paint a better — and more profitable — picture, they should try making good movies that are worth people’s time and money. (Indeed, that’s why they often release horror movies without screening them for critics.) But until the studios figure out how to do without the publicity value of advance reviews — or until the last newspaper lays off the last movie critic — they’re going to have to live with reviews that influence at least some ticketbuyers at the point of purchase.3. For a brand as tied-in with merchandising and theme-park rides as “Pirates,” the films really need to attract a younger, toy-buying audience.For “Baywatch,” the filmmakers and marketers made the curious choice of targeting women more than men, emphasizing the eye-candy provided by the male lifeguards, Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Six years after that, the franchise seems to be suffering a serious case of diminishing returns.But then, that’s typical for what’s been a soggy summer so far at the box office. 2,” which managed to pull in almost $20 million even though it’s been in theaters for four weeks. Johnny Depp has been on a cold streak for a few years now, but residual good will that fans have for Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow helps explain why the new “Pirates” did the level of business it did..On the other hand, not even a star as likable as Johnson was able to sell the confused new “Baywatch.” He does well in straight action and action-comedy roles, but anything more complex, or more mature than PG-13, is a tough sell to his base. This, even though the old “Baywatch” show targeted a male audience by squeezing actresses like Pamela Anderson into those famous one-piece red swimsuits. So, then, who was this movie for?2. Star Power Has LimitsStars can still sell tickets, but only in the right role. That is shy of the $80 to $100 million the film hit tracking with weeks ago.Action comedy “Baywatch” fell short of expectations as well. At a reported production budget of $230 million (plus a likely similar number for marketing), it’ll have to gross about $1 billion worldwide (before the theater owners take their cut) for this “Pirates” to break even, but “On Stranger Tides” managed to do so, and that was at 2011 ticket prices. It’s looking at a four-day holiday weekend of $22 million, which kills any plans for this would-be franchise.”Pirates” is another victim of franchise fatigue. Then again, who under 25 even remembers the show?The filmmakers apparently figured that, to update it for the big screen, they had to treat “Baywatch” with irreverence and turn it into a raunchy, R-rated comedy that old-school fans wouldn’t recognize, a trick that worked with “21 Jump Street.” But the new “Baywatch” seemed designed to the old fans without giving them, or the young males who tend to drive summer movie traffic, something to look at. Some 63 percent of the new movie’s audience was over 25. There’s Still Hope For the Summer — But Not MuchSome of that is riding on the bare shoulders of “Wonder Woman,” who could start rescuing the summer box office next weekend. In fact, the $139.8 million it debuted with in 2007 remains a Memorial Day weekend record. “Guardians” has been the only highlight; no other summer 2017 release has yet earned as much as the new “Pirates” did in just three days. The third installment, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” did more than twice the business on Memorial Day a decade ago. After all, the last “Pirates” was the lowest-grossing of the four movies at home (just $241 million) but the highest grossing abroad ($805 million).Like that last “Pirates,” the new one is also earning 77 percent of its take from foreign viewers; it’s already snatched $208.4 million outside of the United States and Canada. But to earn those grades, the movies had to attract paying customers first. Posted May 29, 2017 by Gary SusmanGosh, what kind of summer are we in for when a five-quel and an adaptation of a quarter-century-old TV series can’t rake it in at the box office?Memorial Day weekend used to be the start of the summer movie season; now it’s just another warm-weather weekend where would-be blockbusters just manage to skate by.Take Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” It won the weekend with an estimated $62.2 million debut from Friday to Sunday, and $76.6 million over the four-day holiday stretch. Despite what The Rock says on Twitter, the numbers say that clearly critics weren’t the only ones not having any of this. (It’s more likely that this installment will fall short of that goal and bank $800 to $900 million worldwide.)As for “Baywatch,” it’s earned less than $1 million overseas so far, but Paramount has to be counting on foreign viewers to rescue it, too. And yet, it’s also the internet, through online advance ticket purchase sites like Fandango, that have made that diminished critical voice powerful again. Most of it, however, comes from overseas audiences. Few Movies Are Critic-Proof AnymoreOver the past 15 years, the internet has so devalued movie criticism that there are hardly enough professional critics left to provide a decent sample for a Rotten Tomatoes rating.

(Craig hilariously gets an “Introducing Daniel Craig as Joe Bang” credit.)The film co-stars Riley Keough as the Logan’s partner in crime and Sebastian Stan as a race car driver, as well as Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, and Dwight Yoakam.The movie, which shot on location Charlotte Motor Speedway during the actual NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500, features , six NASCAR stars in cameo roles.The movie opens August 18. But they’ve also got a plan to break him out. Posted May 30, 2017 by Sharon KnolleDaniel Craig as a bleached-blond hillbilly bank robber is the highlight of the first trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy “Logan Lucky.” The film stars Channing Tatum and a one-armed Adam Driver as the Logan Brothers, who are trying to beat the family curse that’s brought them nothing but bad luck.They hit on the plan of robbing the Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, but first they need a guy who knows how to blow up bank vaults. That leads them to Joe Bang (Craig), who’s currently in-car-cer-a-ted, as he spells out for them.

She received the honor for her film “The Beguiled,” a remake of the Clint Eastwood 1971 Civil War drama. The movie, which stars Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, opens June 23.Nicole Kidman, who leads the cast of “The Beguiled,” also received the fest’s 70th Anniversary Award.Neither Coppola or Kidman were on hand to accept their awards in person. Posted May 30, 2017 by Sharon KnolleCongrats to Sofia Coppola, who just became the second woman in history to win Best Director at the Cannes Film festival. Coppola expressed her thanks with this statement: “I was thrilled to get this movie made and it’s such an exciting start to be honored in Cannes.” She thanked her “great team and cast,” and Focus Features “for their support of women-driven films.”Kidman sent a video message saying she was “absolutely devastated” to miss the show. Jury member Will Smith accepted on her behalf, pretending to be overcome with emotion and cry.The last (and first) woman to be named Best Director at Cannes was Russian Yuliya Solntseva, who was recognized for her 1961 drama “Chronicle of Flaming Years.” Jane Campion is still the only woman whose film has won the top prize at the glitzy fest: “The Piano” won the Palme D’Or in 1993.Picking up best acting awards this year: A thoroughly unprepared Joaquin Phoenix, who accepted his Best Actor award for the thriller “You Were Never Really Here” in tennis shoes; and Diane Kruger, who won Best Actress for the drama “In the Fade.”[Via CNN, ABC News]

However, most of the film’s sales are coming from overseas markets — the title will easily pass $300 million worldwide by the weekend’s end.Paramount’s “Baywatch,” however, is another story. “The good news is that June looks to deliver the goods and no movie is better suited to lead the cavalry charge than ‘Wonder Woman’ later this week. The movie is in fifth place during its second weekend, and is adding $7.4 million to its total from 2,801 theaters.”It’s crunch time for the industry after a lackluster May and a dismal Memorial weekend,” said Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst at ComScore. By the end of the weekend it will have earned $23 million domestically from 3,647, far below earlier expectations.Fox’s “Alien: Covenant,” which opened to a disappointing $36 million last weekend, is sliding to fourth place with $13.15 million from 3,772 locations. 2″ which is holding onto second place over the holiday weekend, earning an additional $25 million from 3,871 locations. The splashy summer comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, which carries a production budget well above $60 million, got only a sprinkling of audiences to buy tickets. Rounding out the top five, the YA adaptation “Everything, Everything” looks to have been a wise, albeit low budget, investment. The pressure is certainly on for the final three quarters of the season to get us out of this downturn.” The swashbuckling adventure picked up $77 million over the four-day weekend from 4,276 locations. Posted May 29, 2017 by ReutersBy Seth KelleyLOS ANGELES, May 29 (Variety.com) – This Memorial Day weekend signals a sluggish end to a dreary summer box office start. This four-day weekend’s total domestic earnings ($172.3 million) are the lowest recorded since 1999 ($142.5 million) when “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” opened in first place.The lone bright spot of this summer so far is Disney and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Its total domestic cume stands at over $338 million, and worldwide it’s made over $788 million, passing the original “Guardians” movie ($773 million worldwide).Disney also took the top slot this weekend with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth installation in the franchise starring Johnny Depp.

Posted May 29, 2017 by Rachel HornerPetra Solano (Yael Grobglas) is the HBIC on “Jane the Virgin.” She’s fierce AF, hysterical, overly dramatic, and has confidence out the wazoo.If it wasn’t for Jane, Petra would be the star of the show. You know, when her twin sister isn’t ruining her life.These are the 11 reasons we’ll always want to grow up to be Petra.

We literally saw his heart stabbed in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” the weirdest (and best) film in the original trilogy.What does it all mean?!I asked “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg about the post-credits sting and they were harder to pin down than one of Davy Jones’s tentacles. But we also wanted to keep it alive. So it’s not up to us. He thinks it’s a dream. Not only is Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) freed from piloting the Flying Dutchman (and doing whatever else Davy Jones does, something with souls) but it seems that all of the curses that have governed the sea have gone kaput, too. “There was a lot of conclusions in this film and that rounds it up in a nice way, hopefully. And how? and barnacles. If you didn’t see it yourself, let me start by explaining the sequence:Will Turner is in bed with his bride, Elizabeth Swann. We’re certainly crossing our fingers for another movie because we love the characters and love that universe, and Henry and Carina have just started. We’ll see how many people show up and what the demand is.”While they safely navigated my inquiry, I had to press on, and asked them one more question about the conclusion of the film, when Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) says that he’s going to go beyond the horizon. “That was just a dream!” Sandberg said with a laugh before explaining how the scene came to be. What did he mean by that? Maybe most shocking of all (more shocking than the surprise Keira Knightley cameo or those ghost sharks) is how much of the previous mythology it undoes by the time the credits roll. He is sleeping and wakes up, looking around the room and finally settling on an iconic shape: the shadowy, squirming tentacles of Davy Jones. He does a double take and when he looks again, the shape is gone. But the camera moves over to where the shadow was and there is dripping water … Where is he going?”Probably just beyond the horizon,” Rønning said.And with that I waved my white flag in defeat.”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is out now. Posted May 28, 2017 by Drew TaylorSpoilers abound. That means the Mayan curse from the first film and all of the supernatural weirdness that followed have evaporated like so much salty sea air.But by the time the credits roll, that major upheaval has already reversed itself. Is Davy Jones back? So [the tag] was just a little treat to do that. Seriously people, turn back now. It’s really up to the audience. Dead men tell no tales …”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” does a lot to honor the tradition of the films that came before it, while forging a unique path all its own.

“It’s problematic to be shooting out of order and then suddenly you come to a scene that hasn’t been written yet. “I don’t know where I got that from. “It put Whoopi and me in a difficult position,” Director Emile Ardolino said after the movie was released. Meanwhile, Midler developed misgivings about the project and dropped out. Najimy said she later sent Hart a bouquet of roses, without telling her why.11.Wendy Makkena (above, center) also made a splash as Sister Mary Robert, the shy nun who turns out to have a booming singing voice. The script still wasn’t finished even when filming was well underway. This one came from Delois Blakely, a former nun who claimed she was the inspiration for the movies and the stage show. Chasuble” (after the clergyman in “The Importance of Being Earnest”) or “Goofy.” Eventually, he made up the bland name “Joseph Howard,” and that’s the name that appears in the credits of both “Sister Act” movies, even though Rudnick had nothing at all to do with the second one.8. Screenwriter Paul Rudnick said he came up with the idea for “Sister Act” while trying to write something like a drag comedy with a female star and deciding that a nun’s habit was close enough to drag for a woman.2. Why would I say such a thing? (In a twist on the “Sister Act” plot, Blakely claimed she’d once offered legendary Harlem crime lord Bumpy Johnson, to whom she dedicated her book, sanctuary from other gangsters by hiding him in her convent. “Sister Act” earned $140 million at the box office in North America and another $92 million abroad, making it the sixth largest-grossing movie of 1992.15. In a life-imitates-art instance, Najimy said that, during the Reno part of the shoot, she and Makkena would spend their downtime at the blackjack tables, with their habits on, with drinks and cigarettes in hand, and they’d laugh at the reactions they got from the other gamblers.13. “I said, ‘My fans don’t want to see me in a wimple,'” she recalled in 2010. She sought $1 billion in damages, but the suit was dismissed, and Blakely went away empty-handed. Alas, that voice isn’t Makkena’s; it belongs to voice actress Andrea Robinson.12. Everybody and their mama has seen this film.”Indeed, since it opened 25 years ago this week, on May 29, 1992, Goldberg’s singing-nun comedy has been inescapable, launching a two-film franchise, a world-touring Broadway musical, and Motown-inspired choral arrangements at churches everywhere.Despite all that joy and spirit on screen, however, the story behind the film is one of strife, hurt feelings, and litigation. During the Broadway run, there was a second copyright lawsuit filed against, Disney, Rudnick, Rudin, Sony Pictures, Stage Entertainment (the production company behind the Broadway show) and others. So Whoopi [Goldberg] did it instead and, of course, she made a fortune. No word on whether Whoopi will participate, but the Lord works in mysterious ways. Goldberg has said she didn’t want to make a third “Sister Act” movie because some of the original actresses had passed away. They claimed they had sent the screenplay developed from the book to Midler, Goldberg, and Disney at various times, and that there were more than 100 similarities between their script and “Sister Act.” The pair sought $200 million in damages, and when Disney offered them a $1 million settlement, they turned it down. One of Disney’s thorniest problems with the project, according to Rudnick, was whom to cast as the detective who is Goldberg’s sorta-love-interest. Yep, “Beverly Hillbillies” star Donna Douglas and partner Curt Wilson sued Midler, Goldberg, Disney, and several other entities for copyright infringement, claiming that “Sister Act” was stolen from “A Nun in the Closet,” a book for which Douglas and Wilson’s production company had optioned the movie rights.18. She had written an autobiographical manuscript, “The Harlem Street Nun” (which she finally published as an e-book), which her filing said told the story of the decade she’d spent as a “young, Black, singing nun serving the street people and youths of Harlem.”21. The movie’s convent is supposed to be in a seedy San Francisco neighborhood, but the Noe Valley area of the city where “Sister Act” filmed was actually pretty upscale. Thanks to the magic of the production design crew, the streets were soon marked by decaying storefronts, abandoned cars, and piles of garbage.14. Rudnick’s script underwent many other changes, thanks to months of second-guessing by Disney executives and multiple rewrites by expensive script doctors, including Carrie Fisher,Robert Harling (“Steel Magnolias”), and Nancy Meyers.7. Goldberg’s only condition for accepting the role: that Rudnick change the heroine’s first name to Deloris, since she’d always wanted to play a character named Deloris.6. Later, it would move to the West End in London, where Goldberg served as a producer and briefly played the Mother Superior. Read on to learn about the hubbub behind the habits.1. For research purposes, Rudnick arranged to stay at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in rural Connecticut. Soon, Midler and Disney (where she had a production deal) were on board.3. Blakely claimed she’d sent her life story to executives at Tri-Star (a distributor later purchased by Sony), who’d allegedly forwarded it to Rudin, who got the movie made at Disney. Nonetheless, Disney announced in 2015 plans for a reboot, to be written by “Legally Blonde” screenwriters Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah. Ultimately, the role went to a black actor, the aptly named Bill Nunn.10.Kathy Najimy found stardom as the irrepressibly perky and optimistic Sister Mary Patrick. The “Sister Act” stage musical originated in 2006 in Pasadena. Posted May 28, 2017 by Gary SusmanBefore the stage musical version of “Sister Act” opened in London in 2009, Whoopi Goldberg noted how iconic her 1992 film had become, then chuckled that “to put ‘Sister Act’ and ‘icon’ in the same sentence seems so ridiculous. Was either choice politically incorrect? Over time, Rudnick’s bawdy satire became a family-friendly Disney script, and he asked the studio to remove his name from the project. Then she went on and did ‘Sister Act 2.'”5. Should he be black or white? What precedes it? Now, there’s a movie.)22. Rudnick said one Disney suit thought a brilliant compromise would be the Latino star Edward James Olmos. What follows it?” The star and the director both complained to the studio, but they still managed to film something every day, Ardolino said.9. For “Sister Act 2,” Disney paid her a then-unprecedented $7 million — an amount equal to the entire budget for the first film — allowing Goldberg to claim, at least for a short while, to be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.17. After the strain of her squabbles with the studio during production, Goldberg refused to do interviews to promote “Sister Act.” But the movie’s box office success led Whoopi and Disney to bury the hatchet and agree to make a sequel the following year.16. Dropping out of the project didn’t protect Midler from being sued over it, by none other than Elly May Clampett. The Goldberg-produced show finally made it to Broadway in 2011, where it ran for more than a year and earned five Tony nominations, including Best Musical.20. (She had co-starred in two Elvis Presley movies and the spring break classic “Where the Boys Are” before taking her vows.) After two days at the abbey, Rudnick had interviewed a couple of nuns and observed their austere lifestyle, but he left without ever meeting Mother Dolores.4. Disney was willing to credit the screenplay to a pseudonym, but the studio balked at Rudnick’s suggestions that he be credited as “R. He and producer Scott Rudin decided that Bette Midler was the ideal choice to play his Terri Van Cartier, a showbiz floozy who flees mobsters and hides in a convent. But it really is. When the case went to trial, the defendants won, and Douglas and Wilson didn’t earn a penny.19. He was hoping to meet Mother Dolores Hart, who had famously abandoned Hollywood to become a nun as her career was peaking. She recalled having a hard time finding the key to her character until she watched an episode of “Entertainment Tonight” and decided to emulate its famously chirpy anchor, Mary Hart.

Not only does the pirate ship Hei Peng go down a waterfall to get to Davy Jones’s Locker but the sequence is followed by a brief moment where the screen goes black and actual audio from the original attraction is heard. Most notably there’s a skinny man shivering nearby as a man is dunked in a well. (These commitments carried over to the film series that bears the attraction’s name.)With the latest film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” opening in theaters this weekend, we thought we’d look back at some of the ways the films have paid homage to the attraction that now appears in almost every Disney Park around the world. Now, to me, this seemed like a nod to the “crystal caves” moment during the attraction (right alongside those stalagmites and stalactites). Crystals, gemstones, they’re all pretty much the same, right? But the waterfall sequence did end up in the third film in the trilogy. One of the defining features of this location, geologically, are stalagmites coming up from the water. Now dopey subtitles are as much a staple of the franchise as pirates.) There are few images as iconic and as deeply associated with the attraction as that skeleton, and while there are many skeletons in the movie (and in the subsequent sequels), this sadly never makes it into any of the actual film.• The Song”Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” is the song sung in the original attraction (it was cooked up by X Atencio and George Burns, two longtime Imagineers) and it makes an appearance three times in the first film: in the opening sequence sung by a young Elizabeth Swann, then again by Elizabeth when she’s marooned on the island with Jack Sparrow, and then by Jack himself in the final scene. At the very end of the movie, Jack and the rest of the pirates end up on an island covered with jewels. This struck me the first time I saw it as both a really cool homage and also evidence that the movies were running out of things to take from the attraction.”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017)I’ve only seen the movie once, but I took notes on what I thought were winks and nods to the original attraction. Still, there are some nods.• Down the WaterfallIn early drafts of the original film there was a sequence where Jack and Will go down a waterfall, a direct reference to the ride mechanics of the original attraction, which sees you start out in New Orleans before plummeting back in time to pirate-land. Something tells me that people who have never even ridden the ride will know this reference. Posted May 27, 2017 by Drew TaylorThe “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies are, of course, greatly inspired by the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction that debuted at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, in 1967. Still, keen-eyed fans will spot some very pointed references to the original attraction and they are awesome.• Tia Dalma’s HouseTowards the end of the movie, the pirates make their way down the Pantano River, where fireflies flicker overhead, Spanish moss hangs from the trees, and alligators snap in the water (I’m not sure if there are any actual snapping alligators in the movie but there should be). This is another one of the most famous images from the original attraction. But that’s not all! The general chaos and lunacy of the sequence seems to be a nod to the attraction and its anarchic humor.• Barbossa Drinking WineThere’s a sequence early in the attraction where you float past a skeleton drinking wine, the wine running down its ribcage. Considering what an unknown quantity the property was, all involved probably though they’d only get one crack at this.• That Teaser PosterOne of the very first images anybody saw for the movie based on the attraction was an image lifted directly out of the ride — a skeleton grabbing a ship’s steering wheel in the middle of a tropical rainstorm. Properly warned ye be, says I. The same thing happens with cursed pirate Barbossa in the film.• The Isle de Muerta SequenceThere are a few references to the attraction in the sequence towards the end of the film where everyone is gathered at the Isle de Muerta, to return the cursed Mayan gold. It was cut both for budgetary reasons and Eisner’s increasing fears about being too connected to the attraction. This is a direct nod to a sequence towards the end of the attraction, where your boat floats underneath “burning beams” (right before the brief shootout and the exit up the waterfall). With the introduction of Ponce de León into the fourth film’s story, Jack and Barbossa enter into a sequence that’s just like the tableau from the original attraction. They also include references to the original attraction. (In the cyclical, highly synergized world of Disney, the films are now inspiring the ride, with Jack Sparrow and Barbossa making appearances in the original attraction and an entire “Pirates of the Caribbean”-themed land opening in Shanghai.) Yo ho, indeed.”Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003)Released in 2003, the first film in the series is also the one most heavily indebted to the original attraction, with a line from the attraction seeming to inspire the entire concept of the movie (“No fear have ye of evil curses, says you? Who knows when that evil curse will strike the greedy beholders of this bewitched treasure?”). The cavern filled with a towering pile of gold is definitely a nod to the “treasure room” sequence towards the end of the attraction, right before you go back up the waterfall, and there’s an even more specific nod with the skeleton on the beach, surrounded by crabs, an image that appears much earlier in the Disneyland ride.”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006)There are fewer references in Gore Verbinski’s super-sized sequel, which is probably the only thing there are fewer of in this movie. This makes for a lovely bookend to the movie and a very awesome tip-of-the-pirate-hat to the original attraction. Especially if you’re a thieving pirate.”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is out now. (They look sort of like shark’s teeth.) This seems to be an affectionate homage to the cave sequences at the beginning of the attraction. And it makes for a very knowing bit of dialogue when Jack Sparrow comments that the dog is never going to move, since the dog in the attraction never does either.• The Whole Tortuga SequenceThis is a smorgasbord of references to the “burning town” sequence in the original attraction, which includes (but is not limited to) the appearance of a redheaded wench (“We want the redhead!”), pirates firing off their pistols, and franchise stalwart Gibbs wallowing in the mud with some pigs. These two are pretty big, though, in the grand scheme of moments from the attraction, and offer some diversionary joy.• Ponce de León’s BedThere’s a moment early on in the attraction known as the “Cabin’s Quarters,” where a skeleton is in a bed festooned with other skeletons (legend has it that those are actual human remains, by the way, obtained from a local medical school). They creep up to an old shack where the voodoo witch lives, and everything about this sequence screams the “Blue Bayou” opening sequence at the Disneyland attraction. It’s all so, so cool.• Barbossa’s DialogueThroughout the trilogy, Barbossa has been known to spout lines from the original attraction and the third film is no different. The directors told me that a character named “Pig Kelly” has an outfit that is taken “from one of the original drawings that Disney had for the ride.”• The TitleThis isn’t the first time the words “dead men tell no tales,” a direct reference to the original attraction, have been uttered in the franchise; it was first said by Cotton’s parrot in “Curse of the Black Pearl.” Co-director Joachim Rønning told us last week that it was the biggest reference to the original attraction.• Rock FormationsThis might be something of a stretch, but please hear me out (and a minor spoiler warning for those who are squeamish): early in the film, we’re given a glimpse of the Devil’s Triangle, a kind of purgatorial netherworld where Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his crew are trapped. Some of them are pretty deeply cut. It’s a wonderful reference in an otherwise dreary film.• Burning BeamsThe other big moment taken from the attraction for the fourth film is the sequence when Jack confronts his double (later revealed to be whoever Penelope Cruz was supposed to be playing), they end up fighting atop beams in a burning building. It was the last attraction that Walt Disney himself was personally involved in (he died in 1966) and you can feel Walt in the attraction — the humor, the playfulness, the commitment to technological innovation, and storytelling advancements. (Also, it’s sung twice in the third film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” which serves as a nice button on the entire trilogy.)• The Dog With the KeysWhen Jack is locked away in a prison cell, several of the other prisoners try to bait a dog, who is clutching the keys to the jail in its mouth. Yar. Most notably, when they’re going down the aforementioned waterfall, he shouts: “You may not survive to pass this way again and these be the last friendly words you hear!” Classic.”Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011)The dismal fourth film only has a couple of references that I could pick out, which isn’t much of a surprise, considering the original production team was the one that really loved the original attraction and saw to it that the first three films were filled with loving homage after loving homage. (This was also, notably, before Michael Eisner had insisted on adding a dopey subtitle to the movie in an attempt to distance itself from the attraction. If anyone says, that the movies are nothing like the attraction, please point them to this moment, which is a direct (and highly specific) homage.”Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007)The third film in the series, one of the strangest big-budget studio films ever released and the gloriously over-the-top cap to Gore Verbinski’s original trilogy, has fewer references to the original attraction but that’s because it’s on its own wacky wavelength. Arrrgh … What’s interesting is that scene in the original attraction was supposed to set the stage for the attraction, since at that point you’re still supposed to be in New Orleans Square, before getting rocketed to the Caribbean.• Deleted Tortuga MaterialThere are a couple of moments set back at Tortuga, and they include material originally intended for the first film but included here. Even the tempo of that sequence, the way the boat gently drifts along and the air of melancholy, reminds you of that early moment in the attraction.

We like creating images for the big screen. And on this one they gave us the resources to go full out. I think it’s a combination of things — it’s the spectacle, the adventure, the comedy of course, it scares you, but most importantly it’s got heart. It was something that we pitched getting the gig, even.Sandberg: We also wanted him to have this backstory with Salazar. You can also sense his pain and you can also feel for him. But I do think that it is part of our style in a way, that kind of cinematic look. And the last thing that happened that made this a very good experience was that they liked our directors’ cut.What was the biggest change you made when you were retooling the screenplay?Rønning: I think what we worked on the most in this was Jack Sparrow’s origin story. And I think the reason for that is we had time to develop the script. And also when we started shooting you send off the dailies and everyone is looking at the set-ups that we shoot and they liked it, from very early on. We wanted to know who he is. These were movies that got into our blood. Much of that new-meets-old sensation comes courtesy of Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, who make their franchise debut with the new film.It’s their style that gives the movie a lot of its peppy, reverential energy — it’s clear that they’re fans of the series but also want to contribute something new and exciting, whether it’s a look back at Jack’s spirited beginnings to the mesmerizing effects that help bring Salazar and his crew to life.Talking with Rønning and Sandberg confirmed my suspicions, as we talked about their desire to add to the canon without stepping on any of the mythology, making the series scary again, and whether or not they’d return for another installment of the franchise. We wanted all of the characters to have a journey in this movie, and of course for Barbossa as well, to give that great character justice and give him a great finale.Did you have a guiding principle in terms of what this movie was going to look like?Rønning: Yeah, you go in with storyboards. So that was tricky to maneuver. In the film, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp, once again) faces down his most fearsome threat yet in the form of Salazar (Javier Bardem), a ghostly captain obsessed with killing pirates. We actually delayed shooting the movie so that we could continue working on the script. But at the same time it was important for us since we were curious about Jack Sparrow. Because he doesn’t really have a character arc, which is tricky, because he goes through the movie and he learns absolutely nothing. That it has all of those things, because we put a lot of effort into it.Would you come back for another installment?Rønning: It’s too early to talk about that.”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is in theaters now. And the reason is I think it reminds us of the movies we grew up with — those kinds of Hollywood adventure family movies that we grew up with when we were kids. I’m so glad that you see that. And in that regard it’s been an amazing adventure and journey for us. And I think it’s that unique mix that we wanted to maintain going into this fifth installment.It definitely seems like you guys wanted to make it scary again, particularly with that opening sequence with Salazar.Espen Sandberg: We wanted it to be like the ride. I think what’s great about that scene and what’s great about Javier’s acting is that it’s both scary and funny at the same time. So to give him a backstory was something that we thought would be really cool. (And check back next week for our discussion with Rønning and Sandberg about the movie’s post-credits tag.)Moviefone: What did “Pirates of the Caribbean” mean to you guys?Joachim Rønning: We’re fans of this franchise. When we shot it we were left to ourselves for half a year in Australia shooting this movie. We love making movies for the movie theater. I think that going into this it was important for us to analyze why we love this franchise so much, why the audience fell in love with this franchise in the first place. In the mythology of the series it was important for us to not step on anything and there are a lot of fans out there who know absolutely everything. It’s been a great collaboration with them. It’s so layered. We wanted to make this personal. We’re fans of “Pirates of the Caribbean” ourselves. And that meant going back to the first film in the series. Literally we were on the same page. And that’s always great, of course.What was the experience like doing your first Hollywood movie?Rønning: The experience was great, is the short answer. We wanted it to be scary, too. Posted May 27, 2017 by Drew TaylorIn many ways “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the latest (and good) installment in the franchise, feels like both a return-to-form and a wholly new adventure. Of course you hear horror stories about directors making their first big studio movie and we were very lucky. I think we had a very good collaboration with the crew and the actors, with Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney.

Like us on Facebook. Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. Either way, best to the both of them.Want more stuff like this? We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time.”Ben Stiller, 51, and Christine Taylor, 45, were married in May 2000 in Hawaii and have two children, Ella, 15, and Quinlin, 11.They met in 1999 filming the TV pilot “Heat Vision and Jack,” and went on to appear in several movies and TV series together, including the two “Zoolander” movies, “Tropic Thunder,” “Arrested Development,” and “Dodgeball.”According to TMZ, their last public outing as a couple was at a Broadway opening last month in New York.Since they have yet to officially file for divorce, we can hope that this break just shows them they want to give it another try. It has happened before! Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneGuys, raise an orange mocha frappuccino to one of our favorite Hollywood couples, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, who just announced they are splitting up after almost exactly 17 years of marriage.The couple shared a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight:”With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate.

Like us on Facebook. Thank you for making these! Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Supergirl” star Floriana Lima (Maggie Sawyer) will only return to the show on a recurring basis in Season 3, leaving some fans to wonder what this means for Sanvers.Lima became a series regular in Season 2, and the recent finale ended with Maggie on the receiving end of a proposal from girlfriend Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh).These make me so happy! Although she’s not available to us as a series regular next season, as she’s looking to pursue other opportunities, we’re happy she’ll be returning for multiple episodes in Season 3.”Some fans aren’t too surprised to hear that Lima is looking for other opportunities, seeing her as “underused” on the show, especially for someone who was considered a series regular.”Supergirl” Season 3 premieres this fall on The CW.Want more stuff like this? As executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement (via TVLine):”We adore Floriana and have loved working with her to tell this inspiring story. I adore all of you. #supergirl#sanvers#love@chy_leighhttps://t.co/IZShZEBI7o
— Floriana Lima (@florianalima) May 24, 2017Maggie just smiled at the proposal, and now it’s unclear how this will affect the Sanvers relationship, if at all, in Season 3.Apparently it was Lima’s decision to cut back a bit.

Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson lock lips underwater in “Baywatch,” and The Rock superfan James Corden demanded every single detail of their makeout session.Corden told Efron he was “unbelievably envious,” asking, “What does The Rock taste like?” Efron didn’t really know how to answer, but he tried:”To be completely honest, like, kissing a dude is weird at first, but he tasted kind of like a Winterfresh commercial. It was an awesome kiss, and one off the bucket list for me, for sure.”Corden couldn’t stop interrupting Efron, and eventually added his own wish: “I can safely say, I would give up everything in my life for one open-mouth kiss with The Rock.” Hmmm. Or like cherry ChapStick. He’s good at that, too? Jeez, man.’ He’s just the best at everything. Apparently it’s “awesome,” and has a specific kind of flavor.”Baywatch” star Zac Efron was on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” last night, along with “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Orlando Bloom and “Silicon Valley” star Zach Woods. It was crazy. His wife and kids may not appreciate that, but we all need goals.Watch the clip:Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneCan you smell how The Rock is kissing? It was like, ‘What?

Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneWhatever happens in the finale of “The Leftovers,” it will be definitive. We know Nora actually knows two of them, both named Kevin Garvey, the father and son team played by Scott Glenn and Justin Theroux.Showrunner and co-creator Damon Lindelof — who will never leave “Lost” and its controversial finale behind him — told Variety that everything will be wrapped up in the (hopefully) satisfying finale.”This is it; we left no dangling threads, no to be continued, no spinoff possibilities. Like us on Facebook. We made pretty sure that this was going to be the last season of the show. on HBO.Want more stuff like this? (Then again, ratings.)The final episode, “The Book of Nora” is meant to take us back to that mind-trip of a moment from the end of the premiere, “The Book of Kevin,” when an older-looking Nora Durst (Carrie Coon) called “Sarah” denied she knew anyone named Kevin. I don’t think anyone wants to see a question mark at the end of this.”Nora herself, Carrie Coon, teased a “truthful” finale ahead:”I think in a show like this, you can have a really explosive, shocking ending or you can have something that feels really truthful and I think that’s what we have. This really is The End.When HBO renewed “The Leftovers,” it was for a third and final season, with just two episodes left at this point: Episode 7, “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)” on Sunday, May 28, and the finale, “The Book of Nora,” which airs June 4.The show’s fans are incredibly loyal, and can’t really believe the show is ending after just three seasons — and only eight episodes in this finale season — when so many other less gripping shows go on and on. The audience deserves as satisfying an ending as we can give them. I was so proud to be a part of it, and I’m a big part of it.””The Leftovers” airs Sundays at 9 p.m.

7 trending video on YouTube, two days later. The trailer is still currently the No. Like us on Facebook. — in the first 24 hours since its debut. As Deadline noted, “That’s believed to be the most distributed views for a TV show trailer ever in a 24-hour period.”
“Game of Thrones” is always setting records for everything, including piracy, although they probably don’t want that one. We’re past 24 hours now, and the number is only going higher. (Where are the reports on which trailers lead to greatest eyesight loss?)According to HBO, the Season 7 trailer that HBO dropped Wednesday was viewed 61 million times across digital platforms — including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. “We’re actually filming longer now. Season 7 starts in July, and HBO is just now kicking the promotion into high gear. Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneOne does not simply watch a “Game of Thrones” trailer once. “When I first read this season I thought: ‘Damn, I gotta learn some lines!'” Clarke said. So the figures on the Season 7 trailer may include some of us watching it a dozen or more times, always with our faces about an inch from the screen. I don’t know how that’s happening.” Dinklage added, I’ve worked more days this season than I have in quite some time.”Watch the trailer again:Season 7 arrives July 16 on HBO.Want more stuff like this? There’s no slowing this puppy down.Fans waited a long time for that trailer, and the anticipation surely factored into the viewing. The stars cover the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, sharing more details on the final two seasons — Season 7 with seven episodes, and Season 8 confirmed to have just six.Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) told EW they were surprised to see how much MORE they had to do in Season 7, despite having three fewer episodes than previous seasons.

Like us on Facebook. Be very happy if him or Pattinson win. — Natalia13586 (@NextStation92) May 25, 2017@NextStation92 That’s such a tough call because they’re two totally different performances. — James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017@SwedishLincoln adam sandler maybe
— Natalia13586 (@NextStation92) May 25, 2017@NextStation92 Adam Sandler was sooooooo good but I don’t think he’ll win. — James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017@SwedishLincoln I didn’t see their movies but I heard Adam and Robert were great. — James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017The 2017 Cannes winners will be announced this weekend. Comedic performances are huge for me so I think I prefer Adam
— James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017@NextStation92 But I would say Robert is objectively better. In your opinion, who should win? And then we wait, to see if either actor will still be riding the buzz when the Oscars are awarded in early 2018. He’s absolutely great in GOOD TIME
— Tim Robey (@trim_obey) May 25, 2017Because it’s 2017 and everything is bonkers, good money for best actor at #Cannes2017 now on Adam Sandler or Robert Pattinson
— Deborah Cole (@doberah) May 25, 2017Good Time : Robert Pattinson for best actor at #Cannes2017 there’s no competition. #Cannes2017
— AFK Sinemada (@afksinemada) May 25, 2017Feed about to go ballistic, because Robert Pattinson could easily win Best Actor here. But again, both are incredible. Want more stuff like this? Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt’s time to question everything, because two of the least expected actors are earning top buzz at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.Adam Sandler and Robert Pattinson have wowed fans and critics in their respective films. (Hey, he was pretty good in “Punch-Drunk Love,” too.)Here are some early reactions to both actors having breakthrough moments at this point in their careers:I can’t believe I’m living in a world where both Adam Sandler & Robert Pattinson could potentially be in the Best Actor conversation
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) May 25, 2017What a time to be alive when the two biggest contenders for Cannes Best Actor are Adam Sandler and Robert Pattinson. The former “Twilight” heartthrob has viewers raving over his leading role in the crime thriller “Good Time,” with Sandler earning awards buzz for the family comedy “The Meyerowitz Stories.”According to USA Today, after Sandler’s film premiered Sunday night at Cannes, “it was met with rapturous reviews and a four-minute standing ovation,” with critics surprised to find themselves considering the comic for an Oscar.

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— Josh (@fanartexhibit) May 24, 2017Ok, ok. But it’s just a poster. If you’re gonna do floating heads, do it right. look how much more life the Logan movie poster has VS the Spiderman one. A concentrate of bad taste in only one picture : pic.twitter.com/aLtmbisyYz
— Tohad (@sylvainsarrailh) May 24, 2017The latest spiderman poster aint that bad, I kinda did the same thing XD pic.twitter.com/vgW3gLaAvo
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) May 25, 2017This is a Spiderman poster you would see in Deviantart but with that Devinartart logo at the middle. And then there’s that new poster. Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneUnderoos deserved a better poster than the one Marvel gave him, so “Spider-Man: Homecoming” fans stepped in to save the day — by pointing out everything wrong with it. — tenpoundpixel (@tenpoundpixel) May 24, 2017New Spiderman poster is horrible. Right?”Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens July 7.Want more stuff like this? That’s a new level of bad
— Andy Peachey (@Andy_peachey) May 24, 2017Could they just get Drew Struzan to do the Spiderman Homecoming poster? Like us on Facebook. Some fans loved it, but many others mocked it as bad fan art, shredding it harder than any supervillain.when you remember that you’re supposed to make the new spiderman poster and start it an hour before it’s due pic.twitter.com/lNyh46eYyz
— chris (@garflyf) May 24, 2017The actual legit Spiderman Homecoming poster looks like a ripoff Bali DVD cover pic.twitter.com/2jFYXYXAIm
— Jess Wheeler (@wheelswordsmith) May 25, 2017I just singlehandedly saved the spiderman poster pic.twitter.com/MDepYWwmHj
— jodds (@MYOWNlMAGE) May 24, 2017Hey Steve, which is the Spiderman poster file you want sent to print, is it SpideyFinal or SpideyRoughLayoutDONOTSEND.psd? pic.twitter.com/fU9va5U34D
— alex (@poedamnrn) May 24, 2017This is way too busy and why so much Iron Man on a Spiderman poster https://t.co/Qdc5J7omfk
— WonderWoman June 2nd (@BlckBolex) May 24, 2017New official Spiderman movie poster… pic.twitter.com/yLk4DIC0Gw
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) May 24, 2017i fixed the Spiderman poster pic.twitter.com/0IzwfQQmiv
— WLFGRL (@NotUnclever) May 25, 2017Like… Internet heroes in action!We’re all excited to see Tom Holland’s teen Peter Parker this July, and the “Homecoming” trailers have been fantastic. The movie will still be amazing. pic.twitter.com/Jrv9E1IdXo
— Andrew ★ Stew-Art (@Viruul) May 24, 2017can somebody tell me why the Spiderman: Homecoming poster looks fanmade pic.twitter.com/k2B7s902on
— Dorothy Lydia (@DorothyLydia_) May 24, 2017In light of the garbage new spiderman poster let’s toss some appreciation to DC for their poster game pic.twitter.com/iAYCcj1zcm
— Jared (@jaredsletterbox) May 24, 2017why does the latest spiderman homecoming poster looks like the force awakens poster? pic.twitter.com/m12Pi7uerH
— Cap☆ (@CaptainGalxy) May 24, 2017Not a fan of photoshop movie posters & have been critical of the newer SW films posters but that Spiderman poster.

He’s only had a little training on these obstacles. Posted May 26, 2017 by Sharon Knolle”Arrow” star Stephen Amell wowed the crowd last night on a celebrity edition of “American Ninja Warrior.” The actor, who does a lot of his own stunts on the CW superhero series, easily conquered the obstacle course. Fan boys all across America are losing the minds.” Not to mention the fan girls!After triumphantly completing the course, he announced he wanted to do one more, continuing on to an even tougher course to do the Salmon Ladder, a cinch for the star since that’s what TV alter ego Oliver Queen trains on. He ably leaped and swung his way through each challenge, including the tough triple fly-wheel set-up. The fans were screaming and the commentators gushing: “He’s 6’1” and just solid muscle!… This is just natural athletic ability! After going on to one more challenge, he thanked the crowd — and then dropped into the pool.Amell raised $30,000 for Red Nose Day.Also competing last evening for charity: Derek Hough, Mena Suvari and Natalie Morales.

Watch the clip over at IndieWire.You sacrificing to me? #AmericanGodspic.twitter.com/APsy57G6TD
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) April 29, 2017 The actress is channeling David Bowie’s iconic glam character for an upcoming episode of “American Gods.”In the cutting-edge Starz series (based on the book by Neil Gaiman), Anderson plays Media, the mouthpiece and P.R. Series premiere of @AmericanGodsSTZ tomorrow at 9PM est/pst. Wednesday (Ian McShane). rep of the New Gods, who appears as different pop culture icons. Posted May 26, 2017 by Sharon KnolleGillian Anderson makes a stunning Ziggy Stardust. Media (also managing to sound uncannily like Bowie) addresses her fellow God as “Aye, pretty thing, you,” and tells him he has “an image problem” and orders him to apologize to Moon and Mr. 📺💋 #Media#AmericanGodspic.twitter.com/TrhDTHQS7Y
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) May 8, 20171 more day! We’ve already seen her as Lucille Ball and she previewed her turn as Marilyn Monroe in a pic shared to Twitter.In this Sunday’s episode, “Lemon Scented You,” Media takes New God Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) to task over his assault on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle).