Posted April 26, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio Long”Alien: Covenant” still hasn’t opened in theaters, but Ridley Scott isn’t making us wait for the “Prometheus” sequel before tackling some of the prior film’s unanswered questions.20th Century Fox unveiled a new short today that serves as a second prologue to “Alien: Covenant.” Called “The Crossing,” it shows what happened to the android David (Michael Fassbender) and Dr. Looking for a remote planet, they’ll end up on what seems to be an uncharted paradise but actually turns out to be a place more like hell. Elizabeth Shaw (Katherine Waterston) after the Prometheus mission took its horrifying turn. Fassbender and Waterston return, and the film also stars Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby.”Alien: Covenant” hits theaters May 19. Shaw healing David, and the duo heading to (and possibly arriving at) the Engineer’s homeworld.”Alien: Covenant” will pick up after the events of both “Prometheus” and “The Crossing” as a different colony ship, Covenant, travels to the far side of the galaxy. At less than three-minutes-long, the prologue doesn’t reveal all, but it does show Dr.
Sorkin gets praise for making “boring litigation exciting,” to the point that the narrators even calls for another Facebook movie.Of course, there was some criticism as well. Posted April 26, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongScreen Junkies is back with another installment in its Honest Trailers series, and this time, “The Social Network” is in the hot seat.The people behind the film don’t have to worry, though: The video has mostly complimentary feedback. Even though the narrator says the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic has “the world’s dullest premise,” the reviews are pretty glowing. Namely, in regard to the film’s accuracy — or lack thereof.”If you want to know the real story behind Facebook, watch something else, because they’re bending the truth harder than the news your uncle posts on his wall,” we hear.We’re reminded of the artistic license taken, from Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) looking like an “awkward scowling robot” to his ex-girlfriend who supposedly inspired the site being completely made-up.Watch the full video below.
White) and Liv Tyler (Faye) also missed out, but the gang didn’t need to be complete to have fun. It was magical. #stevezahn and @tomhanks you were missed! Played the hit song from the movie. pic.twitter.com/qv9yM9vCt9
— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) April 26, 2017Meyers, the reunion’s instigator, according to EW, also shared his excitement. Thank you @thetomeverettscott @johnschaech @ethanembry. Last Night was magic pic.twitter.com/9PjgzeHXBu
— Josh Adam Meyers (@JoshAdamMeyers) April 26, 2017What a Oneder-ful night.[h/t: EW] Posted April 26, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongIt’s about to feel like 1996, because the titular song from “That Thing You Do!” is going to get stuck in your head.Three of the members from the movie’s band, The Wonders (also known as the Oneders), reunited for a performance at West Hollywood’s Roxy Theatre on Tuesday night. He described the event as “magical” and showed proof in the form of an video on Instagram.We reunited The Wonders aka The Oneders from the movie That Thing You Do. Although they were missing Steve Zahn (Lenny), they had the next best thing — someone wearing a picture of his face.Fellow “That Thing You Do!” stars Tom Hanks (Mr. Johnathon Schaech (Jimmy), Tom Everett Scott (Guy), and Ethan Embry (the bass player who never got a name) all took the stage, to the delight of fans. One of the best @thegdcomedyjam we have ever done.A post shared by Josh Adam Meyers (@joshadammeyers) on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:46am PDTHe also revealed in a tweet that he couldn’t stop smiling thanks to all of the comments about the importance of “That Thing You Do!”Ive had a smile on my face all day because of how many people telling me how important That Thing You Do was to them. As Embry tweeted alongside a photo of the original three, they always “reunion hard.”When we reunion, we reunion hard.
The scene in question is one in which her character, the villainous Cipher, locks lips with Dominic Toretto (Diesel) to prove he has turned his back on his family. Kissing incompatibility aside, he joked that “you don’t come on ‘Ellen’ … “A kiss cannot lie, lips don’t lie. She OWNED it.”Theron, on the other hand, had a very different description.”His character is just frozen like a dead fish,” DeGeneres quoted her as saying. He looked to the “Ellen” audience for support, asking, “Do I look like a dead fish?!”For all his shouting, though, Diesel didn’t seem to take the feedback personally. No, they didn’t. Oh, my God, yeah,” he said. Maybe he can get his Fast and Furious leading lady Michelle Rodriguez to vouch for his non-fish-like kissing abilities. He allows it, but he’s not exactly an eager participant.Still, Diesel offered a glowing review of the kiss to USA Today in early April.”Do I know she enjoyed it? Posted April 26, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongVin Diesel put the “furious” in “The Fate of the Furious” on Tuesday.While appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the actor had a faux tantrum when host DeGeneres brought up how his “Fast 8” co-star Charlize Theron had described his kissing technique in a scene from the movie as “like a dead fish” when she last visited the show. and compare [him] to a dead fish” because the host starred in “Finding Dory.” There’s kind of a strange logic in that … And this whole spiel about how ‘lips don’t lie’ — I like a little more movement in my men.”Confronted on Tuesday with the news that her lips did lie, Diesel burst out of his chair — not once but twice — yelling, “What?!” in mock outrage. “He’s saying it was the best kiss ever. maybe?Poor Diesel. It was the most psychotic kiss ever.
See you in Radiator Springs.”Cars 3″ opens on June 16th. Posted April 26, 2017 by Drew TaylorIn terms of Pixar films, the first “Cars” ranks up there alongside “A Bug’s Life” as one of the studio’s most underrated films. When his sponsorship is taken over by a sick businessman named Sterling (Nathan Fillion), McQueen thinks that they’re going to put him back on the track. It’s a great metaphor for the “Cars” franchise, really. It was audacious, for sure, and remains one of the most beautiful-looking Pixar movies ever, but it lost the sweetness of the original and traded that film’s laid back, Miyazaki-indebted charm for something frenzied and frantic and somewhat overwhelming. The footage we saw was amazing-looking; there was a tactile quality to the images that made everything feel lived-in and real. And like the film’s jab at the abundance of merchandise spun off from these films, it’s a very knowing, winking look at the franchise. But “Cars 3” seems like a fine return to form and possibly even better than the original. It was … There’s also a sequence where Lightning and Cruz are racing along the beach that is just breathtaking. Based on what I saw, “Cars 3” is a true return-to-form for the series and does a lot to remind you just how special the original film was.At the beginning of “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is still top dog, but his age is starting to show. That’s huge. (Sadly, the sunny epilogue of the first film, which saw tourists and visitors return to the sleepy hamlet, isn’t a part of “Cars 3.”) So, if you never saw “Cars 2,” don’t worry. (The fact that Lightning is essentially being reduced to a logo is pretty interesting and way more meta than you’d expect.) Sterling assigns a young trainer, Cruz (Cristela Alonzo), to help Lighting get ready for the race, and, together, they travel across the country seeking inspiration and advice.It’s pretty cute.And the connection to the first film is pretty awesome. Instead of going above and beyond and introducing all sorts of spy movies shenanigans, it’s about peeling all of that stuff away and focusing on what made the original film so charming and engaging.Technologically and visually though, this is hardly a step back. The result is the “Cars” world we know and love but given a heightened sense of detail and depth. The first film, as sweet as it is, isn’t seen as a high mark in the Pixar canon — and the sequel didn’t do it any favors. Lightning strikes a deal with his new boss: Let him race one more time, and if he loses, he’ll retire and spend his golden years shilling products. It’s all about going back to reclaim the fundamentals. But instead, Sterling wants to position McQueen as a legacy sponsor of a host of products. Seriously, the hillbilly tow truck probably said 10 words in the almost hour’s worth of footage I saw. At this point it’s hard to remember when “Cars” was a movie and not a franchise (lord knows the disconnected 2011 sequel, with a plot that remains totally baffling, didn’t help anything), which is what makes “Cars 3” such an exciting proposition.A few weeks ago, I went up to Pixar and watched about half of the movie, all told, and was utterly charmed with what I saw. You never think about the technology while watching these scenes, about the physics engines whirring away to make sure everything looks just right, but you do know that it looks beautiful and the added layers of detail, atmosphere, and texture go a long way in firmly placing you in that world.And maybe that’s the biggest takeaway from the footage we saw — how good it feels to be back in the “Cars” world. And this film is primarily set in Radiator Springs, the Route 66 oasis introduced in the first film. It’s like they took the photo-realistic breakthroughs of “The Good Dinosaur” and applied it to something more outwardly cartoony. bizarre.And if the footage I saw up at Pixar is any indication, the third film almost completely ignores the events of the second film. Also, it made goofball tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) the central focus instead of Lightning. There’s no mention of the European and Asian races depicted in that film, none of the characters have returned, and Mater is barely in it. It’s probably better (and less confusing) if you didn’t.As Lightning McQueen ambles through the American southwest, a part of the country that historically birthed NASCAR races (it started with bootleggers racing their souped-up getaway cars), he clashes with Cruz, who just wants to help, and ends up searching for the trainers that made his mentor, Doc Hudson (Paul Newman, via the help of audio outtakes from the first film), the dynamo he was. The story seems like the perfect blend of the old and the new — both nostalgic and forward-thinking — and the animation style is the same, with returning characters updated with a fresh coat of computer-generated paint.Quite frankly, I can’t wait to see the rest of the movie and watch McQueen reclaim his former glory. He is involved in a catastrophic crash (one that is teased in the first trailer) and is constantly being bested by Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a high-tech racecar with all the bells and whistles. And since that film was released in 2006, it’s become one of the most popular brands for Disney, generating millions of dollars in merchandise sales and inspiring a line of short films, spin-offs, and a sprawling, technologically mind-bending land at the Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim. If you saw “Cars 2,” you know that it refashioned the original’s slow-down-and-enjoy-the-simplicities-of-life narrative as a high-octane spy adventure. Instead of the glistening metropolises of the previous film, “Cars 3” is all about naturalism. Another sequence has Lighting entering a demolition derby incognito, his trademark logo covered up with globs of mud.
But with war upon everyone, “Things are going to move, and possibly not have the kind of deep dives into characters in single episodes, but rather laying out the pieces as we go on.” Season 7 featured episodes focusing on Morgan, Sasha, and Eugene. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly Woo”The Walking Dead” Season 7 finale brought together several disparate groups and now, it’s full-speed forward. Gimple promised a faster pace for Season 8, which is slated to premiere on AMC this the fall.”By virtue of the fact that the narrative has turned into one of pretty intense conflict,” Gimple told Entertainment Weekly, “it’s going to affect the structure in ways that make it a bit more kinetic, a bit more breakneck — shifting away from entire stories in one episode, and sort of fractured over several episodes, with little pieces of each story coming together.”So, it seems there will be fewer interludes at Alexandria, Hill-Top, and Kingdom, and more scenes of all the groups working together to fight Negan and the Saviours (and their allies, the Garbage Pail Kids). Showrunner Scott M.
The actress is a beloved Bollywood veteran and stars in ABC’s “Quantico.” The new trailer also features some new footage, including Johnson and Efron rescuing passengers from an exploding boat and the two wearing ridiculous undercover outfits (Efron makes a pretty woman). Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooDwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, watch out — Priyanka Chopra isn’t going to let a couple of lifeguards stop her quest for beach domination.The new “Baywatch” trailer introduces Chopra’s villain, Victoria Leeds, who owns the hot new beach club. We WILL get dysfunctional 🔥 @Baywatchmovie MAY 25th pic.twitter.com/soKWw4MZki
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 25, 2017Chopra looks stunning in her big-screen Hollywood debut. Johnson soon looks past her curve-hugging dresses and sky-high stilettos and realizes she’s the diabolical head of a major drug ring.Warning to the evil @PriyankaChopra, you don’t wanna f*ck w/ the Avengers of the Beach. “Baywatch” opens in theaters May 25.
Can he tap into the passion that he had in the beginning of his career? He has to rely on trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) to whip him back into shape, but the world of racing has changed and it favors sleek, new cars with advanced technology like Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). That may be a good thing. The story is the driver here, and there’s much less hokey humor than in the previous “Cars” films. “Cars 3” opens in theaters June 16. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooAre Lightning McQueen’s racing days over?It’s looking grim in the new trailer for “Cars 3.” As seen in previous trailers, Lightning (Owen Wilson) suffers a brutal crash in a race — and he’s already in the twilight of this career. Can he discover the joy of racing again?”Cars 3″ feels more like a traditional, underdog sports movie (think “Rudy” or “Mighty Ducks” or “Karate Kid”). Can Lightning keep up?
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooNow, here’s a twist: M. Night Shyamalan is finally making a sequel to his 2000 superhero thriller “Unbreakable” — and it’s also a sequel to his recent horror flick “Split.”The film is titled “Glass” and the director calls it a “crazy comic book thriller.” It will bring together “Unbreakable” stars Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Now, he can bring together the three characters as he intended.Universal Pictures will release #Glass on January 18, 2019 all over the world. How’s that for not keeping a secret! — M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017″Split” was a huge hit, earning more than $275 million worldwide on just a $9 million budget. SPOILERS AHEAD!In “Split,” McAvoy played a kidnapper named Kevin Wendell Crumb with multiple personalities, including “The Beast,” with superhuman strength. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) April 26, 2017 Sitting next to that patron is David Dunn (Willis), who reminded her that his name was “Mr. And it followed on the heels of another hit, 2015’s “The Visit.” So, Shyamalan is on a hot streak.So, how can “Glass” be a sequel to both movies? Glass” (Jackson).A few months ago, Shyamalan explained that he initially included Kevin in “Unbreakable” but had to cut him out. Jackson and “Split” star James McAvoy.Shyamalan shared the news on Twitter:It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, “Are you making a f#&@ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?”
— M. At the end of the movie, customers at a diner watch news coverage of the crimes and one remarked Kevin’s similarity to another criminal who was confined to a wheelchair.
In the ’80s, he went to oversee hits like “Swing Shift,” with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and “Something Wild,” with Melanie Griffith.In 1991, he won an Academy Award for directing “Silence of the Lambs,” one of the few films to win all five major Oscar categories (Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, Actress). Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooJonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “Silence of the Lambs,” died this morning in New York at the age of 73.He died of esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease. He followed that up with the acclaimed “Philadelphia,” starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.His other films include “Married to the Mob,” “Beloved,” the “Manchurian Candidate” remake, “Rachel Getting Married,” and “Ricki and the Flash.”Demme also directed concert films, like the Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense,” three Neil Young documentaries, and, most recently, “Justin Timberlake & the Tennessee Kids.”Demme is survived by wife Joanne Howard and their three children. He was treated for cancer in 2010, but suffered a recurrence in 2015.Demme had a long and diverse career that started in the ’70s with directing B-movies produced by the legendary Roger Corman.
“In the pilot, someone dies and it leaves a couple of people reeling. The revival stars Peter Serafinowicz as the titular blue superhero and Griffin Newman as sidekick Arthur Everest, and is produced by original series creator Ben Edlund. Amazon announced the release date for its revival of the superhero parody via a brief teaser video. There are no puns, and the show focuses more on the relationships between the characters. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooFear not citizens, the Tick is on his way. The 10-episode season will begin streaming August 25.The short-lived original “Tick” series aired on Fox in 2001, but developed a cult following in later years. The new “Tick” will be more dramatic than the 2001 version, as Edlund told Polygon. It’s also somewhat darker. I don’t think we ever had someone die in The Tick,” Edlund said. It’s a difficult scene, but it’s the kind of change that needed to happen.”
The “Tick” pilot is still available to watch on Amazon
How and why Malcolm returns to Isla Nublar is an interesting question, but then again, he’s one of the few people in the world who is very familiar with dinosaur rampages. He managed to survive the first movie’s attack and was the main character in the sequel. James Cromwell has also signed on to join the follow-up, which will be directed by J.A. Bayona. “Jurassic World 2” is set to open in theaters June 22, 2018. Ian Malcolm from 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and the 1997 sequel. Posted April 26, 2017 by Kelly WooJeff Goldblum is booking a return trip to Isla Nublar.The actor is joining the cast of “Jurassic World 2,” reprising his role of Dr. Malcolm did not appear in “Jurassic Park III” nor the first “Jurassic World.””Jurassic World 2” brings back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who contended with another failure in the park security system. Malcolm, a confident and sharp-tongued mathematician, was one of the first to see InGen’s dinosaurs.
When you got over the difficulties of the material?I think the fun of it is the difficulties. Did her voice get taken out of the process of creating, structuring Gilead? Did Hollywood keep putting you in that comedy or lighter fare box? I enjoyed that.And I love the outcome, now having read the book, knowing a lot more, obviously, about the project. It’s difficult. She’s really crafted something out of this, as has everyone.I feel like when you watch the pilot, you can really see that every conversation is paid off, across every department, across every writer. Like, “Give me a romantic comedy!”It’s weird. I kind of enjoyed the challenge factor of not being the typical person for the role. Now is definitely the time. Posted April 26, 2017 by Scott HuverBased on the convincingly bold characters she played on TV — from CIA agents to serial killers — it would be easy to believe Yvonne Strahovski would also stride confidently into any role. How am I going to do this? I think now more than ever, this show is so, so important, and I think it’s going to be really hard to watch for a lot of people. I don’t know. I like that.The trajectory of the projects that you’ve worked on have just gotten deeper, darker, grittier, and more complex. I pretty much wept all the way through it watching it, because it’s difficult. It really adds an element of, it’s this equality element in a power play, in a hierarchy where Serena Joy is at the top of the food chain, and Offred is not. I hope people will respond to it in the same way I have. Do I think that she was an architect in the society all the way to the very end? This one, I wouldn’t say it was a fluke, but it was definitely, I know they weren’t looking at me for the role.There’s no way I fit the bill for the character description of Serena Joy. It feels scary. It’s been so, so great.These are people who are so invested, and so talented, and so great at exploring, and articulating, and fleshing this material out, which is more than deserved to have. It feels uneasy. Even “Chuck.” “Chuck” was a comedy, even though I was the serious sort of anchor of the show, if you will. “Dexter” came along, that was really cool. I think everything comes with its own challenge. Do you like to lose yourself in a fictional world like that?I do. You’ve got to work, and you’ve got this challenge every day. I enjoy the challenges that come with everything. But working with so much talent. I think, also, at this stage, when you meet her, the one thing, I think, that she thinks is going to solve a lot of her problems is having the baby, and if she can just have this baby, everything will be okay. Considering it’s a series, and hopefully there’ll be Season 2 and 3 after this, I would love to see that deconstruction.This morning I was talking to someone who read the book around the time that it came out. You meet her at a time where she’s almost having an identity crisis on the inside, of “Who can I be, in that case, if I don’t get to be this person and relate to my husband in the way that I used to?” I think she probably embraced a lot of that to begin with. You want it to be challenging to watch, and entertaining, and everything in one. I only just watched episodes two and three yesterday, so it’s still very raw and fresh in my mind. But she admits that “The Handmaid’s Tale” tested her limits.The actress has been a longtime standard-bearer for TV’s increasingly large stable of strong, capable female protagonists with her roles on series like “Chuck,” “Dexter,” and “24: Live Another Day.” But when it came to taking on the role of the privileged but frustrated Serena Joy Waterford, the wife of the totalitarian Commander in Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel set in a dystopian future where a fundamentalist regime has all but eliminated the rights of a particular class of women, Strahovski had to wrap her head around such a seemingly improbable reality — and then re-wrap it when American society suddenly revealed the kinds of fissures that could, in fact, pave the way for that level of oppression.As Strohovski reveals to Moviefone, bringing the deeper themes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” to life proved to be one of the most challenging prospects of her career to date — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.Moviefone: This is a little different from anything that you’ve done before. I don’t know why. Today, it seems a lot more believable, as you mentioned, too. Is this your first foray into an expansive, world-building kind of project? I like it’s going in this direction. Because she’s older in the book. I get to spend my time mostly with Lizzy [Elisabeth Moss] and Joe [Fiennes]. It’s just all sort of paid off and landed. Why not?” She sent me the script and said, “You should read this.” I know that it says 45-year-old woman or whatever, but just read this, and I sort of fell in love with it. It felt incredibly potent back then, but they feel even more potent now as we sort of watch the news, and all kinds of things unfold in the world, and what’s going on in the world in terms of human rights, and politics, and all that stuff.So it’s hard, because every one of us has our own personal beliefs. It’s so amazing how it aligned accidentally, really. Rather than rebelling against the system, she’s taking her frustrations out.Right. Is that the road you’re going to stay on? In this case, I don’t know. It’s really interesting to me to explore human nature down those dark alleys.Did you have to fight for those parts? It is.What was the fun of it? No, I love this. Maybe it’s because, as a kid, I did a lot of Shakespeare. Honestly, it’s one of my most favorite things that I’ve ever worked on because of the actors that I’m working with. Or do you need to step out of it at some moment? And how does she sit with it now?It’s so many conflicting ideas for Serena. It just wasn’t something that anyone was looking at. It does feel like the pendulum could swing at any given moment. We did a lot of Shakespeare plays growing up in high school. I just don’t think she’s there yet, and allowing herself to not be in denial of that.I would love to see the deconstruction of her, and her belief system, and everything as we go forward in the story. I think it’s fascinating to have Offred and Serena be the same age. That’s probably about the only thing I could say. I like to try my hand at anything, really. Human rights, women’s rights, everything that we’ve fought for, any type of equality that we’ve fought for as a society up until this point, feels like it’s on shaky ground right now.I struggled to watch it because of that. Serena’s really neat. Now she’s sleeping in the bed that she made.And acting out against the weakest person in the equation, in a sense. It’s hard to watch, in the best way possible.You want art, like what we’re doing, you want that to hold the mirror up. So am I. And I auditioned for the role. We’re at a place in time, it feels like, when we have made so many progressive strides forward with gender equality, and our sociopolitical relationships, and yet a pendulum could so easily swing back.Yeah, you nailed it. I feel like my representatives kind of had a lightbulb moment and thought, “Well, why not? It’s really amazing timing. It’s hard to sort of separate that for me, playing one of the bad guys in essence, because I have to separate that in order to sort of attack Serena, in a way, because she is one of the architects of this totalitarian society that is completely oppressive, and violates every human right on the planet. I think even though she’s at the top of the food chain for women in Gilead, I think she’s very oppressed.The things that stood out to me, women are no longer allowed to read, and write, and engage, anything to do with words in Gilead, and Serena, as a character — as a woman, as an intellectual woman who was a spokeswoman, an author — she had a huge relationship with the English language, and that’s been stripped from her.It’s also been stripped from her relationship. She mentioned to me how, back then, it seemed impossible to imagine this future where those things could be happening. Yes, she was an architect of the society. Here comes this allegory about women and reproductive rights. The English language was a big one for them.Also in intimate relationships, you have a sexual connection, and that’s been taken away from her as well. Now is the time. The timing of it is incredibly accidental.People are literally rolling up sleeves to talk and perhaps fight about Planned Parenthood, and Roe v. It’s so much fun to play with, and so much fun to play with with Lizzie.”The Handmaid’s Tale” premieres today (April 26th) on Hulu. Even though that’s obviously a Band-Aid solution. Wade, and all those interrelated issues. I really love it. It’s hard to explain. But because it is two women that might be friends in another world, but they can’t be in this world, just the power play is extraordinary. I always was drawn to it.Weirdly, I was always thrown into comedy stuff. What are we going to do? In any relationship, you have commonalities, especially intimate relationships, words. Has everything else been rooted in reality for you?If you can call running around as a CIA agent reality, I don’t know. This, for sure, is a bucket of challenges, just because there’s so many things about the character that I’m playing that challenge my own personal views.You always get that question in interviews: “So what are the similarities between you and the character that you’re playing?” It’s an age old question I’ve always gotten. I know that people I have spoken to have found it to be very potent. I just sort of have tried to figure out who Serena is, just as a person, as the base human [factors]: what her beliefs are, and why she wanted this, at what level did she get taken away? [Laughs] Yeah, this would probably be the most serious version.Were you intrigued by that? No, I don’t think so. Tell me about wrapping your head around the big picture of this show, and who you were going to fit in the framework.Yvonne Strahovski: Yeah, it’s not an easy task, wrapping my head around the whole thing, and all of its themes and ideas, which feel incredibly potent. I feel like, with TV, I’ve been really blessed. I think her and The Commander, that would have been a huge part of how they connected. It’s just something I’ve always been drawn to, even as a kid. I don’t feel like there’s any better woman for the job to have directed this. It feels really, like, too close to home right now, all those ideas. I find that I thrive, my soul thrives, when I get involved in some dark projects like this. It’s emotional because of that. Even Broadway, that was really amazing, and Lorna Moon was extraordinarily difficult, emotionally difficult role. Especially Reed Morano, the first three episodes, working with her as a director has been really, really, extraordinary and liberating, I would say. No. Reed has really given it the time of day, in every aspect. So that’s really, really hard.I’ve tried to approach it — how do I explain it?
He emphasized that he “really [likes] all the Warner Bros. He used the example of “Marvel’s The Avengers” — a film that earned more than $1.5 billion at the box office — and highlighted how Marvel first built up the characters through other films, like “Iron Man,” “Captain America,” and “Thor,” among others.”They created a thirst for these characters, and that’s when they put them in ‘The Avengers,'” he said.Although many DCEU flicks have brought in very respectable box office numbers over the years, Marvel’s biggest blockbusters have often dwarfed them. “Suicide Squad,” for example, made just over half of what “The Avengers” did, about $745.6 million. “They spent 10 minutes telling us why should we care about these characters, rather than creating trilogies for each character and convincing us to care about the characters.”That said, Pratt wasn’t throwing shade at DC. One problem, he suggested at an i09 junket last week, is that they haven’t laid the groundwork like Marvel has. movies” and thinks “they’re really cool.” Creating a franchise, he says, is “really f–king hard to do.”[via: i09] Posted April 25, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongMarvel’s Star-Lord has some ideas for the DC Extended Universe, specifically “Suicide Squad.”While out promoting “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” star Chris Pratt addressed some of the reasons why DCEU movies haven’t had the same level of box office success as the MCU’s. That same “thirst” Pratt described just didn’t seem to be there.”One of the flaws might have been they were introducing too many characters in ‘Suicide Squad,'” he said.
CBS revealed the news Tuesday by unveiling a video that shows off host James Corden’s funny dynamic with his fellow Brit. In a Skype call with Corden, Styles asks for a place to stay for a week while he’s in Los Angeles — namely, the show’s set — and agrees to “pitch in” while he’s there.Each night during his stint on the show, which runs from May 15 to 18, the musician will perform a new song from his debut solo album, “Harry Styles,” due out May 12. Aww. ET/PT. Posted April 25, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongMay flowers aren’t the only reason to look forward to the coming month. This year, we’re getting a special treat: a week of Harry Styles on “The Late Late Show.”The former One Direction star is taking on a week-long residency, which is a first for the late-night talk show. Who’s excited?Reunited at last 😍 Get ready for a whole week of @Harry_Styles! We’re sure he’ll also find time to banter with Corden, with whom he seems to get along great, as you can see in the video below.”The Late Late Show” Twitter account also shared the news as well as proof of what a good time the two Brits have together. https://t.co/6mNw9AuCAqpic.twitter.com/bAA93y4h6g
— The Late Late Show (@latelateshow) April 25, 2017The Late Late Show airs weeknights at 12:37 p.m.
The series is broadcast in more than 170 countries.If the figure is accurate, the five actors would be the highest-paid in television history. Posted April 25, 2017 by Kelly WooThe top stars of “Game of Thrones” won’t be needing a loan from the Iron Bank anytime soon. According to the U.K.’s Daily Express, they’ll each be making $2.5 million per episode in Season 7 and Season 8.The Hollywood Reporter revealed last fall that the five stars (known as “Tier A” in the show’s pay structure) would make $1.1 million per episode. The Express explains that the contracts include a complicated bonus structure around international syndication. And it would seem it makes their characters — Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, and Jaime Lannister — sure bets to live to Season 8. Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau signed deals that give them big pay raises for the final two seasons of the acclaimed HBO drama.
Posted April 25, 2017 by Sharon KnolleFormer “Bachelor” star Chris Soules has been arrested in Iowa after allegedly leaving the scene of a deadly car accident.Local station KWWL reports that Soules was driving a truck that rear-ended a tractor around 8 p.m. last night, about 15 miles from where he lives in Arlington, Iowa.Both vehicles ended up in the ditch. https://t.co/JjLu0mnUV3pic.twitter.com/EuZZ9vf9Su
— Jordan Mickle (@JordanPMickle) April 25, 2017Soules was arrested, with bail set at $10,000. According to court documents, alcoholic beverages or containers were found at the scene of the crash. He’ll make his first appearance in court today in Buchanan County, KWWL reports. He later appeared on “Dancing With the Stars,” where he finished in fifth place. People reports that Soules has not been charged with driving under the influence.BREAKING: “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules has been arrested, accused of leaving the scene of a deadly Iowa crash. The County Attorney says the reality star has not been cooperative with law enforcement.Soules was previously convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in 2006, according to KWWL.He was the star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” in 2015: He and his final pick, Whitney Bischoff, split shortly after the season wrapped. TMZ reports that the driver of the tractor, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital, where he died.The state patrol told KWWL that Soules left the scene — which is a crime — and abandoned his truck.
Like, the ending was awful. Fans took to Twitter to protest on her behalf.Heather Morris being eliminated in week 5 has to be the worst and most controversial elimination in all 24 seasons of #DWTS history. Online she was just happy for one last time to be “amazing.” Said the actress, “I was very, very excited to get the Disney 10s — and all the 10s — but I watch a lot of reality television. You don’t know what’s going to happen with these things, but I was very, very happy for the last time to be amazing and to get to dance with Maks [Chmerkovskiy] again… It sucks, but it is what it is.”Pro dancer Peter Murgatroyd told E! Posted April 25, 2017 by Sharon KnolleFormer “Glee” star Heather Morris earned a perfect score on last night’s “Dancing With the Stars” — and then got eliminated. #JusticeForHeather#dwts
— Roby (@ProudOfNay) April 25, 2017Then again, many — including The Washington Post — debated whether Morris, who used to be a back-up dancer for Beyoncé, should have even been on the show in the first place.Morris told E! It makes me very upset because Maks was so looking forward to coming back and completing the rest of the season,” Murgatroyd said. Well played @DancingABC
— Heather Morris News (@HeathMorrisNews) April 25, 2017Every #heathermorris fan after #dwts tonight pic.twitter.com/aP8nskrLON
— Gossip Girlie (@gossipgirlie22) April 25, 2017How I feel about Heather Morris getting eliminated from #DWTSpic.twitter.com/RnmbKo8Hb9
— Rachel Villegas (@hernamesrachel) April 25, 2017Like we already know who’s gonna win, but sending HEATHER MORRIS home before at least 5 other couples is too much. Was it fair that Heather and Maks got the boot?Watch their flawless rumba in the video below: I don’t know what happened, I don’t know how it happened. “I have to say, in 24 seasons, that’s probably the most vocally unhappy reaction we’ve gotten about a result,” host Tom Bergeron said as loud booing erupted from the ticked-off audience.What do you think? “I truly thought they were definitely going to be in the finals, like without a doubt. she was also shocked by the elimination: “It’s kind of awful. we missed that for the last three weeks.”Maks told E!, “I I just feel sad we had plans for some amazing Argentine tango, and thinking about freestyle and stuff…but given the caliber of dancer that Heather is, it’s only right. I just felt really sorry for them.”Fans in the studio weren’t happy either. — antonia (@mirotic2008) April 25, 2017So you beg Heather to come on the show twice, under score her, give her shitty spots and then elimate her.
When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…The movie opens September 29. Posted April 25, 2017 by Sharon KnolleWe get a quick glimpse of the not-dead-after-all Harry Hart (Colin Firth) in the first trailer for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” as well as introductions to new characters played by Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges.In the trailer, we see Kingsman HQ blowing up, as well as Eggsy (Taron Egerton) reunited with Merlin (Mark Strong) and tangling with the shotgun-wielding cowboy played by Channing Tatum. Also in western gear: Jeff Bridges. We also get flashes of Julianne Moore, Halle Berry in glasses and Eggsy fighting with a one-armed man.The official synopsis for the sequel:”Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge.
It was one of the main reasons why I wanted to do it, to be in a female-driven story, and look at the nuances of intimate female relationships, while we all get to be doing huge jokes, and taking risks, and playing around, and at the epicenter of all of that. It must be fun to see catch those rhythms and see how they play.It’s the most fun. It’s not born of fear, or status, or intimidation, or any of that stuff, which also sometimes makes things funny as well, but it just comes from a different place. And how quickly we got along, and our real-life senses of humor really aligned really, really quickly. I feel like I’ll find that out, like, five years from now. That was so fun to discover, because you do your first scene with somebody that you hadn’t really done a scene before.I’ll never forget my first time getting to act with John Michael Higgins, and do a one-on-one scene. I think especially knowing I’m going to be a mom to a little girl. So it’s really fun to sort of be the same age as my character, and going through actually what is a very real thing that needs to happen, only in one we’re also doing ridiculous things.Then they match you up with Andrea Martin.That woman!Legend, icon, force of freaking nature.Yeah, yeah. I have a very close relationship with my own mom, so I was kind of excited to know what it would be like to explore that through someone else’s experience — in this case, [creator] Tracey Wigfield. Tell me what that means to you.It means so much at this point. Oh, my gosh! So sort of joking, and doing bits, and sarcasm, and all of this different nuances of different senses of humor was introduced to me pretty young, and then we just sort of kept playing as a family.I started doing improv in college. If we have this interview again a year from now, I’m sure it will be different. To have this happen as the next step, are you still like mind-boggled at how quickly everything’s come together?Brigga Heelan: Yes — yeah — absolutely! The thing that I love about our show is that any pairing of characters and actors on our show just turned out to be fantastic, and different, but equally fantastic. Yeah, seriously. I feel so comfortable. The auditions, I guess they went well, and then it worked out.Tell me about your relationship with your mom. So got lucky.What are you stealing from her?What am I stealing from her? That was so fun. I do that in my real life. That’s kind of the nature of TV, I suppose. My mom and I have always been very close, best friends, kind of obsessed with each other. Posted April 25, 2017 by Scott HuverLately, it’s just been one bit of great news after another for actress Briga Heelan.After a string of recurring roles and guest stints on series like “Cougar Town,” “Jane by Design,” “Undateable,” and “Love” that established both her comedic bona fides and leading lady potential, the actress was tapped by no less than “30 Rock” veterans Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and Tracey Wigfield to headline the new sitcom “Great News,” playing Katie, a young, ambitious nightly news producer who’s saddled with overseeing a very unusual intern: her overenthusiastic mother, Carol (Andrea Martin).Along with the career good fortune, Heelan’s also just become a mom herself, welcoming a newborn daughter with her husband and “Ground Floor” co-star Rene Gube (best know to “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” fans as Father Brah).Heelan was still very much in expectant mom mode when she sat down with Moviefone recently to reflect on how the comedy gods have favored her, and how playing a daughter too entangled with her mother has affected her views on being both a child and a parent.Moviefone: You’ve been on this terrific career trajectory recently. She’s this joyful, really insightful, incredible person. It was incredible. Did your agent say, “Hey, there’s this thing…”? So then I find often it’s afterwards that I go, “Did that just happen? Let’s give it a try.”When did you figure out you were funny, that you had skills you could bring to comedy to your acting?I’ve been hilarious since the day I was born. We never did a chemistry read together. I know. I’ll continue to do that always. It was actually really important to me. I need to sort of put some space there so that I can fully mature and fully know what it feels like to be my own adult person.” And that’s certainly the journey that Katie’s going on with her mom.I’ve absolutely found that, in my real life, I’ve had to find out what that means for me. I just go, “Well, let’s give it a try. No. You’ve got such a deep bench on your cast of comedians, really. I didn’t meet her until we started filming. There’s a very maternal thing also that I get from her very naturally. So getting to be involved in that, at this juncture in my life. You could feel that it was a comfortable environment, and a warm environment, and that’s how we can be funny. That’s my favorite part about it. Oh, my gosh. She’s just like a walking morale booster.The part that I love kind of exploring is, as you become a woman, myself, as you turn 29, 30, you start to go, “Oh, there are these things that, because I’ve sort of needed my mom and she’s always been there for me, I need to start knowing how to do these things myself. She’s so sassy.I’ve learned so much from her in terms of like not being afraid to ask questions and get clarification on stuff, and really search for what works for you. To be working with this particular group of people, yeah, and it all came together really fast. Yeah, so it kind of had sparkles all over it from the beginning. It goes pretty quickly. I grew up watching that man, and then I got to start to do scenes alone with him. She’ll go, if she’s not sure exactly if we’re supposed to be doing something, and she’s not exactly sure what’s going on, she’ll go, “Well, let’s give it a try!” Like that, so that’s now what we all say. And that you enjoy watching any combination.Is there anything in your experience that’s unique about a Tina Fey / Robert Carlock / Tracey Wigfield show?Everyone involved was just so great at their job, and supportive. I went to USC, and they had a pretty intense improv scene there. And this big, yay high! [Laughs] I have very funny, very silly parents. We’re all really honing our Andrea impressions, though. It was just a very happy, comfortable environment, and that led to a happy, hopeful, funny show. You know what I mean? They created that.Is there something nice for you, too, in having two female leads, essentially, in the show, with the female writer-producers behind you telling female stories? I feel very comfortable and very safe with her. So I sort of started playing around with that, and I went, “Oh, I like this, and this feels hard, and it feels scary, and uncomfortable, and amazing.” But comedy in terms of TV was just sort of, like they say, “Just go where the light is.” I was like, “It feels warm over there, so that’s where I want to be.” I just got lucky enough that I got to stay there.On a show like this, it must be fun, too, when you come in to figure out how your comedy style fits with Andrea’s, and with everybody else. But that’s my favorite part, watching and experiencing the different combinations of people, and just sort of honing what you had that’s special with each one of them.That’s always the mark of a great ensemble comedy, how those different perspectives gel together.Right, right. I’m sure my perspectives will shift. And as I grew up, they introduced the concept of doing bits from birth for me. Or did the producers tailor it to you?I just remember when my agent said, “We’re sending this one over to you,” and pilot season had already kind of kicked up, and I read it one night amongst some other scripts, and I went, “Okay, well, that’s the dream one.” It was so funny off the page from the pilot, and it was a story that I was really excited to even just take a crack at being a part of.I haven’t been part of a mother/daughter project before. Then I think I just really have, my whole life, put my mom on such a pedestal. What are you able to draw from, and how is it entirely different from this sort of somewhat dysfunctional dynamic?Right, it’s like beautifully dysfunctional. Obviously — I’m stuttering! Yeah.”Great News” premieres tonight (April 25th) on NBC. Yeah, of course.Nice symmetry: On TV, you’re figuring out how to be a daughter, and in real life you’re going to be figuring out how to be a mom.I know. What?”How did it come your way?