There’s no official release date yet for “I, Tonya,” which started filming in January and already looks pretty fabulous.Want more stuff like this? The site said the script exchange didn’t end up happening.Kerrigan told Access Hollywood that she’s on the new season of DWTS because “I was invited, finally,” after being a fan of the show since the first season. “Just what I’ve seen in the news. Or I think. I don’t even know.” Does she see herself watching the movie? DWTS Season 24 premieres Monday, March 20 on ABC. Like us on Facebook. It didn’t really have to do with me too much. Kerrigan said she had nothing to do with the movie, but sources told TMZ that her team reached out to producers to try and get an early copy of the script to see how Kerrigan was portrayed. “I already lived through that,” she said, shrugging it off with a laugh.She definitely does not give the impression of wanting to return to Memory Lane, but you know DWTS will make her go there. Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneNancy Kerrigan is part of the new cast of “Dancing With the Stars,” and Tonya Harding is the focus of a new movie called “I, Tonya,” like 1994 is a fever dream that will never end.Kerrigan told TMZ Sports, “Nobody consulted me” about the new Tonya Harding movie, which tells the story of the infamous figure skating attack from Harding’s perspective, with Margot Robbie in the lead role and Caitlin Carver as Kerrigan. It seems, from here, like the timing is not coincidental, and the casting directors wanted to get in on the Tonya/Nancy action in advance of the movie, which also stars Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, and Julianne Nicholson.Access asked Kerrigan what she knows of the Tonya Harding movie.
Could they BE more obnoxious?[via: Entertainment Weekly]Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. That’s bad behavior, I’d say.”Host Andy Cohen said “Wow,” and the audience ooooohed, although some laughed. ‘Now you’re f*ckable’. He’s like a big brother.”Let’s hope Joey had some choice words for this totally un-f*ckable guest star. Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneSomebody out there is overdue for a smack upside the head.”Friends” star Lisa Kudrow was just on “Watch What Happens Live” — she’s part of the voice cast for “The Boss Baby” and co-stars in “Table 19,” which are both out this month — and she answered a fan question.The fan asked Kudrow, without naming names, what was the worst behavior she ever saw from a guest star on “Friends”?Here’s her answer:”The worst behavior, off the top of my head? Fellow guest Jennifer Beals asked Kudrow if she retaliated against the guest star.”I told Matt LeBlanc. I rehearsed without makeup most of the week, and then on show night, I’m in hair and makeup, and I was told, ‘Oh wow, now you’re —’ Can I say it?
Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina CarboneAt the 2017 Oscars, Octavia Spencer told Ryan Seacrest she was leaving the next morning to prepare for her first time hosting “Saturday Night Live.” “I’m terrified,” she admitted.The “Hidden Figures” Oscar nominee is hosting March 4, with musical guest Father John Misty. SNL has been a hotbed of political discussion in the past few weeks, but we have to expect at least one Oscars spoof after everything that happened with #EnvelopeGate.Want more stuff like this? SNL shared a promo of Spencer arriving in Studio 8H for her big debut … Like us on Facebook. Let’s do this!”Seth Meyers: “Oh, um, wrong studio. (Guess he just spends his whole day there.)Octavia Spencer: “I am ready, SNL! but she cut him off with a “Cool, dude! SNL is across the hall.”Seth mentioned that he was head writer of SNL for a bunch of years, so if she wanted to ask him any questions… but first she went to the wrong place and caught “Late Night” host Seth Meyers eating lunch at his desk. Cool for you.”Here’s the NBC promo:She’ll be great!
Big ones. “The more I drilled into it, the more it turned into feeling like a standard X-Men movie,” the director said. Which is fitting, because it involves the event that puts his character, Charles Xavier, on the broken path “Logan” finds him on. And if director and co-writer James Mangold had his way, it could have opened with one of the best (and darkest) X-Men movie moments ever.At the film’s recent press day, Mangold shared with Moviefone his original plans for how Hugh Jackman’s last time poppin’ the claws was supposed to open. And that Charles had accidentally killed them,” Mangold revealed, almost like a mic drop. Buy your tickets here. He would have found certain X-Men, and, Charles at the center of it.”So, basically, Logan would have found most, if not all, of the X-Men dead or dying with their father and teacher tragically being the cause of it all.The seizures Charles suffers throughout the film would have started at least a year prior to the events of “Logan,” in Westchester, NY, where Xavier’s school is located. It was a scene that only got as far as the original story treatment, one that ended up in Patrick Stewart’s hands. But not enough that you open up the gates of the kind of expositional madness that is part of the comic book [movie] world.”Mangold found it more rewarding to take a “less is more” approach for the audience, so “that it would be up to [them] to figure out what went down and who died.” But, Mangold added, that “maybe we will define it at a later date.” Here’s hoping that means we’ll see this scene in some form on the Blu-ray.”Logan” hits theaters Friday. “I had an opening where Logan comes into [Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters] and finds that a tragedy has occurred. Posted March 2, 2017 by Phil Pirrello[SPOILERS AHEAD. “The point here would be to say just enough to understand what the characters are feeling. The most we ever learn about it comes via a radio broadcast in the second act, which tells us that Charles’ psychic seizure in Oklahoma City is identical to an event that happened at the school, which killed several people — civilians and mutants.So, why did Mangold cut it? We never see it on-screen. (The seizures resemble a more violent and scarring form of Charles’ ability to freeze people and time, which he exhibited in both the first two “X-Men” films.)The final film alludes to this tragic event at least twice, but only through dialogue. So don’t read any further if you have yet to see the movie.]”Logan” is, hands-down, Wolverine’s best solo movie. “The idea was — all (or most of) the X-Men were dead.
And it’s kind of cute how it looks like Snyder is taping a show at the local aquarium.@JaeRoar@ZackSnyder Supportive Zaddy pic.twitter.com/UkfVMHB2mj
— ~Oracle (@4eyedRaven) March 2, 2017In “Justice League,” Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman recruit a new team of allies, including Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Victor Stone/Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller).Aquaman will go from there to his own movie in 2018, directed by James Wan and co-starring Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.Snyder also directed “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” but fans have been told that “Justice League” will be “a lot more fun.” It will be released in theaters November 17th, 2017.Want more stuff like this? Posted March 2, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Justice League” director Zack Snyder celebrated his 51st birthday by treating fans to their first look at Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) underwater world. And it was good.DC fans have been curious to see how Atlantis might translate on screen, and here’s a sneak peek:Working on my birthday 🎉 pic.twitter.com/tLidlUrcyn
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Because it’s — once you get into the skin of these characters, in the twilight moment of their lives — losing control of their powers, and in the case of Charles, a degenerative brain disease — it becomes really interesting with writing the dialogue and getting under the skin of these characters becomes a really interesting proposition.The side-story involving the farmer played by Eriq LaSalle and his family are people he cares about… And, in between, there would kind of be this “Little Miss Sunshine” road trip, with them driving across the country. “This is what it feels like” was — that was written by (screenwriter) Scott Frank. I think if we had previewed or tested the movie, and audiences rejected the movie on the basis of violence, I think we probably would have gotten some push back. Because, like he says in the movie, “bad sh** happens to people I care about.”Logan” hits theaters Friday. And I can’t believe you got away with so much R-rated stuff. I love how it — the action — everything comes from a character-first place. Posted March 2, 2017 by Phil PirrelloFans can’t stop gushing about awesome, and R-rated, “Logan” is. What were the big emotional tentpoles you wanted to thread the action through?I pitched them that Wolverine would die, that Charles would die. If for no other reason to let it finally be felt for the audience.And I think another reason we succeeded with the film, and with the studio is that — death is not trivial at all. But when we tested the film, the audiences were like: “AWESOME!” The reality was that, we hit a vein; something that audiences really wanted to see — which was a totally feral lead character, who is famous for his berserker rage… Like, that first fight with X-23 — did they ever say “um, does this little kid have to get harpooned through the heart?”[Laughs]. To that end, two beats I love in this movie are: One, where Xavier is mumbling “I’m sorry” to the people in the Oklahoma City casino that are victim to his latest seizure. He was my writing partner on this, and when he wrote it, I was just like: “Yeah, that’s perfect.” And the “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” beat just seemed obvious and logical to us, you know? And I pitched them that X-23 would be in the movie.When I finished the last one, and started thinking about the script for this one — one of the major ideas for me was to have Logan confronting the things he is most frightened of, which, in a nutshell, isn’t death or the destruction of the world… Moviefone:”Logan” is great. I can’t imagine getting away with that in a big studio tentpole like this.We had concerns about it — I had concerns. They’re just people falling from building tops, and this movie — it feels the loss of each and every one of its characters, with a kind of finality that is different. And it was heartbreaking. And intimacy. And two, one of Wolverine’s great, last lines — “This is what it feels like.” Can you walk me through how you came up with those? And again, we never got in trouble.How much of your original pitch ended up in the final film? Get your tickets now. And the fans, I think they want to see that. So we just went for it. There are lots of PG films, comic book movies, where people are getting mowed down by the dozens and they have no names. And it’s all because of James Mangold.The director and co-writer of Hugh Jackman’s last turn as Wolverine recently told Moviefone how he got away with making one of the best, and most R-rated, comic book movies ever made. but was just, love. They deserve to see that in all its R-rated, but nuanced, glory. James Mangold: Me too!Was there ever any push-back from the studio on some of the more violent beats? When I was writing it with Scott, we got to it and were like: “This is like a whole [mini] movie within this movie.” But it very much fit the model of the kind of road picture we were talking about, where very often, characters will have this very full, mini three-act experience in the middle of this story. it just seems logical that you would allow him to exhibit that rage. Especially that scene where a little girl gets harpooned right through the heart.He also revealed how he and his co-writer pulled off two of the film’s best emotional moments — so emotional, they might make you cry. Those things he finds impossible to do.And that’s something his movies haven’t explored as deeply as this one. In between all the exciting action and fights, it becomes this mediation on a character who is steadfast in his refusal to love.
How often do you abandon an early draft? Writer David Ebenbach discusses the wisdom in abandoning a draft—in not seeing it as wasted time, but as an inevitable part of the creative process that produces great work. This observation was a revelation to me. I’d been worried about how many of my stories were falling by the wayside, but…I needed to write them not for their own sake but so that I could eventually get the right angle on the material. He writes:
[In some] cases I had to write several stories that were about more or less similar things (all about dating, say, or childhood confusion) until I found one that was worth sticking with. For more from this month’s Glimmer Train bulletin:
Your Family, My Family, and the Human Family by Doug Crandell
All In by Kimberly Bunker Sometimes I bore myself and lose interest, other times I find a fundamental flaw in my premise. Read his full essay, Try, Try Again. Maybe most often I just lose track of time, and by the time I return to the piece, it doesn’t feel relevant any longer. I have abandoned far more drafts of personal essays and short stories than I’ve ever completed. In fact, the ratio is rather embarrassing—maybe twenty starts for every finish.
Posted March 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongFirst there was “The Walking Dead,” then there was “Talking Dead,” and now there will soon be “Talking With Chris Hardwick.”AMC has announced that the “Walking Dead” after-show host is getting a spinoff series, Variety reports. “Talking With Chris Hardwick” is slated to air on Sunday nights at 11 p.m. An hour-long talk show, “Talking With Chris Hardwick” will give viewers more than just discussions of zombies. The new show will feature guests and casts from different areas of pop culture.The network highlighted that Hardwick has proven himself on “Talking Dead,” podcasts, and events like Comic Con, and more. As Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, put it, the talk show will “allow him to do what he does best” — namely, offer “a front row seat to some of the biggest topics in pop culture today.”We’ll be seeing a lot of Hardwick once the talk show joins “Talking Dead” on AMC. ET/PT on evenings when there are no new episodes of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead.”[via: Variety]
Posted March 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongVampires and TV have one interesting thing in common: They have the potential to live forever.That TV shows don’t die anymore was a point “Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder made after a recent press screening of the second-to-last hour of the series, EW reports. He and co-star Paul Wesley had been asked whether they’d consider reprising their roles as brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore in the future, and while they didn’t rule out the possibility entirely, their answers were not encouraging.”I think I’m closing the chapter,” Wesley said.Somerhalder piggybacked on that statement, saying, “I think it’s good to close this chapter. Who would have thought “Full House” would come back decades later?Whether this is goodbye for good or just for now, we’ll always have Mystic Falls.[via: EW] Why not, right?For his part, Wesley liked the idea of rebooting the series when they’re “old as s–t.” He said it as a joke, but honestly, you never know what will happen down the road. There’s something beautiful about closure.” In fact, he even joked that he might be living in Wyoming and no longer acting in 10 years.
We’d turn our chairs for her in a heartbeat.”The Tonight Show” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.[via: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon] The lyrics must then be performed in the style of the musician. Fellow musician Alicia Keys managed a pretty convincing imitation while playing Wheel of Musical Impressions on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday night.There to promote “The Voice” Season 12, the judge and host Jimmy Fallon each took turns with the musical impression generator, a tool that matches a random artist’s name with a song title. Posted March 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongAdele is known for her unique vocals, but she’s not the only one who can pull them off. While playing, Keys had to make herself sound like Gwen Stefani and Janis Joplin, but it was her impression of the Grammy-winning Brit singing the alphabet that stole the show.Watch Keys do her best Adele impression below.
Posted March 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongGet ready for Ridley Scott to give you nightmares again.The famed sci-fi horror director’s “Prometheus” sequel, “Alien: Covenant,” hits theaters this spring, and the new trailer shows that we have plenty of scares in store for us. There is one fright-inducing scene after the next, so prepare yourself accordingly.Ironically, the crew initially thinks they’ve arrived at an uncharted paradise, but as we see, they quickly realize they’re basically in hell. About half the preview is just backstory — a group of couples attempts to colonize a new planet — but then it devolves into chaos. No wonder all the cries to “calm down!” don’t work.Watch the intense preview below.The film’s cast is a mix of new and old characters, and it includes Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Danny McBride, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, and more.”Alien: Covenant” arrives in theaters on May 19. The mission doesn’t look like it will end well for anyone.
Like us on Facebook. Posted March 1, 2017 by Kelly Woo”RuPaul’s Drag Race” is changing addresses.The drag queen reality series is moving from Logo to VH1 for its ninth season, which is set to premiere March 24 at 8 p.m. “Coming off RuPaul’s Emmy win and a ratings record-breaking season of ‘All Stars,’ the fandom around ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ has only continued to swell as we head into season nine,” said Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programming & Development at Logo. “Broadcasting the show on VH1 will allow more fans to experience the energy, heart and talent these fierce Queens bring to the stage every week.”RuPaul’s Drag RaceLogo will also air a five-day marathon in advance of the premiere, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with past contestants and judges, including Lance Bass.Want more stuff like this? Season 9 will feature Lady Gaga and a “shocking opening that will go down as one of the most jaw-dropping moments.” Logo will continue to show repeats of episodes.
Experts predict that another $4 to $6 million will come in during the wider release.In addition to Best Picture, “Moonlight” won two Oscars — Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Barry Jenkins.Want more stuff like this? Since the movie received the Academy Award nomination on Jan. Like us on Facebook. 24, its total box office has risen 39 percent. Last weekend, it played in 585 theaters and made $591,000. Posted March 1, 2017 by Kelly WooNewly crowned Oscars Best Picture winner “Moonlight” will get its moment in the sun.The drama — which won the award after an unprecedented snafu that erroneously honored “La La Land” first — will get a wide release to more than 1,500 theaters across the country, five months after it first opened. That’s a bigger release than the two previous Best Pictures, “Spotlight” and “Birdman,” received after their wins.”Moonlight” is already available on DVD and Digital HD.
And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. He’s confused about what he wants. Posted March 1, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt may be a first for Disney, but it’s not really a shock to hear that LeFou will be revealed as gay in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” He’s pretty clearly into Gaston even in the animated version — you don’t sing a whole gushing song for someone without a serious crush, just ask Taylor Swift — but the new movie with Josh Gad will make history by being completely open with his affections. By representing same-sex attraction in this short but explicitly gay scene, the studio is sending out a message that this is normal and natural – and this is a message that will be heard in every country of the world, even countries where it’s still socially unacceptable or even illegal to be gay.”Disney already posted a clip of Josh Gad’s LeFou singing “Gaston” to his crush, played by Luke Evans:”Beauty and the Beast” opens in theaters Friday, March 17.Want more stuff like this? It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. Like us on Facebook. In fact, director Bill Condon told Attitude magazine his film ends with an “exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”As Condon told Attitude:”LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”This is pretty big for Disney, which has seen fans petition for gay characters — like Elsa in “Frozen” — but never taken the next step.Attitude got reaction from its own editor-in-chief Matt Cain who welcomed the LGBT inclusion:”It may have been a long time coming but this is a watershed moment for Disney. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it.
Both “Iron Man” and “Doctor Strange” show “the heroic origins of a cocky but capable, super rich, wisecracking workaholic with a weird goatee, in love with a red-headed subordinate, learning to be less selfish, played by a famous Sherlock Holmes actor.” Too true.The trailer also dismisses the action as “90 percent” punching, and mocks Cumberbatch’s accent as “an English man pretending to be a German man pretending to be an American in a feature-length tribute to … Posted March 1, 2017 by Gina CarboneMarvel’s “Doctor Strange” just came out on Blu-ray/DVD this week, and Screen Junkies honored it with a painfully hilarious Honest Trailer.In part, the trailer argues that “Doctor Strange” is just “Iron Man on weed,” pointing out the many similarities between Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange. Hans Gruber’s accent in ‘Die Hard’ when he gets caught by Bruce Willis?” Well, if so, it’s about time Hans Gruber got his own movie tribute.Here’s the trailer:And here are more details on the disc/On Demand release of “Doctor Strange.”Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.
So now it’s a question of whether they will hold firm for total equal pay or accept a hefty raise … The contract negotiation timing is less great for Bialik and Rauch than it was for Helbert and Nayyar, since the show isn’t at the height it was three years ago when the actors got their raises to reach $1 million-an-episode parity. But it’s still a massively successful sitcom that makes insane amounts of money.All of this $$$ talk is way out of the leagues of The Rest Of Us, but TBBT’s big piles of cash will be going somewhere, so you could argue they should go to the stars who have been asked to do increasing amounts of work over the years to keep the show such a hit.”The Big Bang Theory” Season 10 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. Their characters have had more screen time recently, with Amy as Sheldon’s (Parsons) live-in girlfriend and Bernadette married to Howard (Helberg).Sources told Variety the five original stars offered to take a salary cut of $100,000 for the prospective 11th and 12th seasons to free up $500,000 raises for Bialik and Rauch. But will it be enough?According to Variety, the last hurdle to TBBT getting a two-season renewal is finalizing the contracts for Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler) and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rostenkowski). ET on CBS.Want more stuff like this? The actresses both joined the CBS show in Season 3 and became series regulars in Season 4. The actresses are currently said to make in the $200,000-per-episode range, compared to their co-stars $1 million-an-episode.As Variety noted, if they split a $500K raise, that would make their salaries around $450,000 an episode, which is about $21 million for the two-year, 48-episode deal. that still gives them less than half of everyone else. Like us on Facebook. Posted March 1, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe five main stars of “The Big Bang Theory” — Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg — are not asking for another raise, but they are offering to take a small pay cut so two other cast members can get more.
You wanted more aliens? And from what we gathered on the set (and in the prologue above), things can get very high school. It was damned impressive.So why spend time talking about something we can’t actually show you? But, at the same time, I loved what Noomi did. (And pulling it off quite nicely.) Waterston plays Daniels, the ship’s chief terraformist on the Covenant’s colonization mission — not exactly the blue collar gig Ripley had on the Nostromo, but, as Waterston points out, not too far removed. I think it had too much class to be classified as a horror film. We’ve made some alien blood as well. The red blood, we’ve probably made like a thousand liters of red blood, so… Both are played by Fassbender, who, as it turns out, doesn’t really find playing two characters in the same movie all that challenging.”It’s pretty straightforward in the fact that Walter is very much a synthetic minus any of the human traits,” he told us. There will be blood. We’ve come back with a very simple idea, which is Who made them? To point out that these were NOT digital sets — they were practical sets built with the purpose of better informing the actors’ performances and creating an onscreen experience that feels (and looks) grounded and tangible. As special visual effects supervisor Neil Corbould explained, the production went to great lengths to get the blood just right, shipping in “a few thousands of dollars”-worth of prop blood, but ultimately using the gooey stuff they invented instead.What’s more? (There is only one Michael Fassbender, so he should really be on the list.) Fassbender’s synthetic character, David (easily the best part of “Prometheus”), is back for Round 2 in “Alien: Covenant,” along with a new iteration, Walter. In the bloody films you see, which, ironically, are not even frightening, they’re just like, ‘yikes!’ So I thought I’d try to come back and do one.”It wasn’t just the “return to horror” aspect of it that got Scott’s blood pumping. Production designer Chris Segers told us that “Alien: Covenant” is “edging in” to the Giger look and feel. Walter is all business, all the time — no hair dye or Peter O’Toole movies for him.”It’s been 10 years since we last saw [David], without any maintenance,” Fassbender continued. Yes, we stood aboard a Juggernaut, and it was fantastically detailed, dirty, and just as cold as it looks onscreen. “‘Alien’ was kind of a posh horror film,” he explained. They’re as much a part of him now as his synthetic qualities. Posted March 1, 2017 by Tim HayneOh, “Alien” franchise, what a wild trip the last four decades have been. or three. The movie won’t focus on their relationship and the characters as distinctly gay — in other words, they won’t be walking around the movie wearing flashing neon signs that read “We’re the gay ones.” What makes their relationship distinct, however, is that Bichir’s Sgt. So it became seven guys and gals in a steel hull, frankly the very old idea of ‘The Old Dark House.’ Who’s gonna die next? Just imagine the expression on an “Alien” fan’s face looking somewhat similar to that of Daniels’s when he or she walks onto a soundstage housing one of the most iconic visuals in the franchise’s history. “… When we asked Bichir about the inclusive nature of the characters, he was proud of what the movie is bringing to the table. We got to chat with the man himself (he couldn’t have been kinder or calmer), a few of the special effects masters behind the camera, and the some of the movie’s stars, including Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, and Demián Bichir, to name a few.Before we get started, it’s important that you know what “Alien: Covenant” is about, since we’ll be referencing some plot and story points throughout. It’s an exciting experience, but you want to stay perfectly still as to not disturb the majesty of the moment. (Also, we got to play with a facehugger rig, so you’re definitely in for some old-school Xenomorph action.)9. A same-sex couple is front and center and it’s no big deal.Demián Bichir and Nathaniel Dean play a married couple, because, in the future, gay couples are still a thing. He had some questions about the origin of the Xenomorph. We can only dream.4. In fact, rating it anything other than R was never an option. The crew then lands, as Huffam put it, “on what appears to be a very beautiful, unspoiled paradise of a planet, but from there on, it just all goes downhill for them.” Well said.2. Here are 10 things we learned while geeking out on the set of “Alien: Covenant.”1. On with the show. The fundamental basis of ‘Alien’ was a pretty, you know, B-movie, but because of the cast and talent involved it came out an A+ movie. No one ever asked that question,” he said. Paradise gets lost real quick.One big thing, time-wise, that producer Mark Huffam revealed to us (that the synopsis fails to mention) is that the action in “Alien: Covenant” takes place 10 years after the events of “Prometheus.” (Kind of a major point, actually.) Huffam also dropped the detail that the crew of the Covenant discovers a “rogue signal” of “human form,” and that distress call is what leads them to a paradise-like planet, one that looks better than where they were originally headed. “I never think of it as a horror film, it just scared the sh*t out of people. You got ’em … Lope, the head of the ship’s security team, is Dean’s superior officer. Special blood. So here’s the synopsis of the movie, directly from studio 20th Century Fox:Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.All set? In this case, we interacted with him, which, if he were on the endangered species list, would have landed us all in jail. Drama!5. The sets are make-the-hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck-stand-up fantastic.Now, admittedly, this photo has nothing to do with the sets. Giger brought to the first (and subsequent) movies — but disappeared in “Prometheus — are in for a treat. So much blood.If you were unimpressed with the body count and splatter of “Prometheus,” we have news for you: “Alien: Covenant” features a ton of blood, and not just any blood. The Covenant is full of couples.The Covenant, as you read in the synopsis above, is a colony ship, one seeking out a habitable planet. It’s very hard to scare people. Just watch the red band trailer above and decide for yourself.When we spoke to Ridley Scott, he explained returning to the franchise’s horror roots as somewhat inaccurate, because, to him, “Alien” was never really a horror movie. You can imagine what the film’s going to be like.” Yeah, we can imagine.3. You’ve taken us from mining ships to penal colonies to research vessels, never missing an opportunity to jump-scare us with a Xenomorph or two … And now it looks like we’re in for a long overdue blast from the franchise’s bloody, horrific past.Yes, the “Alien” franchise has spanned nearly 40 years and five movies (hey, “Prometheus” counts), so when Moviefone was invited to the Australian set of “Alien: Covenant,” the sixth entry in the canon, we jumped at the chance to spend a day geeking out with a small group of like-minded reporters chomping at the bit to catch a glimpse of director Ridley Scott’s return to the world that put him on the sci-fi map. Like Ripley in the first ‘Alien,’ she’s technically third in ranking and that changes as the film progresses.” Yeah, we’re pretty sure that “change” comes by way of dying crew members.When asked directly about her character’s similarities to Ripley, Waterston acknowledged the comparison, but asserted that Daniels is very different from both the Sigourney Weaver character and Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw in “Prometheus.” “I’ve probably been taking cues from [Sigourney Weaver’s] performance on and off screen my whole life,” she said. It speaks to Ridley Scott’s determination to make “Alien: Covenant” a terrifying, visceral addition to the franchise, one that will (hopefully!) serve as a satisfying first entry in a new “Alien” trilogy.”Alien: Covenant” opens everywhere May 19th. Nothing wrong with horror, but I think horror is: What is real tension? What is real fear? “So those human qualities have sort of gathered momentum a little bit, I suppose. Shocker! I don’t think she felt any responsibility to be like Sigourney, and I don’t feel any responsibility to be like that.”There was one concession to the Ripley comparison, however, that Waterston was happy to make: “I’ll say that, in this, she has really good instincts, like Ripley did.”7. “I think, because she doesn’t think of herself with the captain [played by James Franco], she’s one of [the crew]. From the amount of blood used to the franchise’s return to gory horror, it’s clear that this movie won’t be for the PG-13 crowd. “[‘Alien’] was just about there it is, it exists, and this is what it is. Daniels is not the new Ripley (sort of).As yet another sign that the “Alien” franchise is going back to its roots, we have the return of a central heroine, this time played by Katherine Waterston, who, by the look of this photo, is channeling Ellen Ripley’s big-gun-and-a-tank-top look. “… “Alien: Covenant” will truly be an R-rated horror movie.Everyone we spoke to about the movie’s R rating emphasized the fact that “Alien: Covenant” will be a hard R. It was very different to what Sigourney did. Uh yeah, so we’ve made quite a few different types, different consistencies, different colors. But Walter’s just really there to serve the ship and its crew.”So, will the next movie have Fassbender playing three parts? Giger.”Alien” fans longing for the franchise’s return to the surrealist, organic aesthetic that artist H.R. It is also a terraforming ship, meaning that it’s full of plants and such. [Scott] listened to the audience, that they want more aliens — they’re gonna get a lot more aliens. Things also get very college, as we were told that some of the crew members don’t stay loyal to their significant others. Ooh, cryptic.Check out the newest iteration of the Xenomorph in the trailer released just last night.10. “We are all couples on this ship, all kinds of couples, even men and men,” Bichir explained. “Alien: Covenant” is a little less “Prometheus,” a little more H.R. We also walked through what can best be described as an Engineer temple, with giant, sculpted Engineer heads lining the rocky temple walls. You see, Walter is the result of David’s more human qualities taking root in the David 8 model, which really freaked out the robot-buying public. Michael Fassbender is twinning.Being in a room with Michael Fassbender is like visiting pandas at a zoo. and then some.One question shouted from the rooftops by “Alien” fans after the release of “Prometheus” was an incendiary, all-caps “WHERE ARE ALL THE ALIENS?!!!” Well, Ridley Scott heard you and he’s ready to make amends.When asked about fan reaction to “Prometheus,” effects supervisor Corbould served up the most succinct response: “When the gloves are off and it’s 18 or R-rated, then you can make the movie exactly what you want, with more aliens. So we’ve reinvented the idea of ‘Alien,’ I think, which is that ‘Covenant’ gets us a step closer to Why was this thing designed, and who did it?”8. “For me, that’s a beautiful side of the story, when you can have these two almost iconic macho types being together and loving each other and being a part of keeping everyone alive.” Awww.6. It’s also full of people, and those people, much like the animals on Noah’s ark, come in pairs — presumably, to repopulate whatever planet they settle. “It’s just, to me, a very relatable, excellent depiction of a woman. We’ve made some black blood, and then we’ve got the android white fluid, or whatever that is. Not all the blood they manufactured was human. More than they probably anticipated.”The movie’s high volume of aliens was confirmed by creature and make-up effects designer supervisor Conor O’Sullivan and creature effects supervisor Adam Johansen, who told us there would be an “enormous amount of creatures” on display in the movie.
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— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 1, 2017Considering Biles’s fellow Olympian Laurie Hernandez won last season, Biles has to be a favorite for this season, too. Sharna once again got a guy no one has heard of, but if he’s anything like James Hinchcliffe he’ll be a fan favorite in no time.DWTS Season 24 premieres on Monday, March 20.Want more stuff like this? Fifth Harmony’s Normani should have a big fan base to back her, so she may also do well. Like us on Facebook. Then again, “Glee” alum Heather Morris has a dance background, and she’s paired with Maks, so she’s also a favorite. Posted March 1, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt’s time to meet ABC’s Spring 2017 cast of “Dancing With the Stars” Season 24.The lineup of 12 celebrities includes another Olympic gymnast; a two-time World Series champion and also the show’s first baseball player; a bull rider who survived a catastrophic injury; a Fifth Harmony alum; a “Saturday Night Live” alum; a “Glee” alum; and more.Bull rider/model Bonner Bolton with pro dancer Sharna BurgessActress/comedienne Charo with Keo MotsepeActor/comedian Chris Kattan with Witney CarsonFormer baseball player David Ross with Lindsay ArnoldReality star Erika Jayne with Gleb SavchenkoActress/singer/dancer Heather Morris with Maksim ChmerkovskiyActor/former wrestler Mr.
What would account for that look if it’s really Katherine? Entertainment Weekly posted several photos from the big day, which really does look beautiful.The episode after that is the big finale, “I Was Feeling Epic,” which features the return of Nina Dobrev (Elena/Katherine), and has this synopsis:OLD FRIENDS – With the fate of Mystic Falls at stake, Stefan and Damon must fight their greatest enemy for one last battle. Yes? The CW also seems to be promoting every moment in videos and photos.This Friday’s Season 8, Episode 15, “We’re Planning a June Wedding,” shows Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice King) getting married, with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) hoping the wedding lures out Katherine. Julie Plec directed the episode written by Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.The CW recently shared a new finale promo, showing — or appearing to show — Elena’s big reunion with Damon and Stefan:If you look at the YouTube comments, they are filled with ALL CAPS REACTIONS, many thrilled for a Delena reunion, some wondering why they would spoil a Delena reunion in a promo, others wondering if it’s really Elena at all (maybe it’s Katherine), and some wondering if it’s a dream since the song in the promo is called “Dream.”Damon looks shocked as he says “Elena,” like he wasn’t expecting to see her. Entertainment Weekly shared a photo from the finale with Nina Dobrev wearing that dress, and it was supposedly of Elena, so… No?”The Vampire Diaries” airs its penultimate episode this Friday, March 3 from 8 to 9 p.m. The series finale is scheduled for Friday, March 10 from 9 to 10 p.m., following the one-hour retrospective “The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours” from 8 to 9 p.m.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. that was a real Delena reunion? There could also be editing tricks between all the promos and photos, trying to confuse fans about who is Elena/Katherine. Posted February 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneThere are only two episodes left to “The Vampire Diaries,” and fans are savoring — and analyzing — every moment. Or Stefan’s “Welcome back” smile?
2″ will be released May 5.Want more stuff like this? Posted February 28, 2017 by Gina CarbonePut some coffee on, Marvelites: A big honkin’ new trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vo. This week, anything could happen.Director James Gunn promoted the news with a soup-centric trailer tease:What a perfect promo for Fat Tuesday. 28) on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”Unless someone announces at the last minute that it was supposed to be on Jimmy Fallon’s show. It’s unique footage in neither the movie or the trailer announcing the trailer.”So far, Gunn has posted the following “Guardians 2” videos on his own YouTube channel: a “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has its world premiere tonight (Tuesday, Feb. Like us on Facebook. In the Facebook comments, Gunn defended the idea of teasing out a trailer with a separate video:
“It’s not a trailer of a trailer. 2 Sneak Peek,” a “Teaser,” the “Super Bowl Spot,” and this “Soup Trailer Announcement.” But the trailer that is released tonight might be the first thing he actually calls an official “trailer.” It’s all semantics from here but, hey, it’s his movie.”Jimmy Kimmel Live” starts at 11:35 p.m., but you can keep an eye on the show’s YouTube channel for the trailer.”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.