The pay off is worth it, I promise!” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said all of the costumes would make sense “soon.”Well, “soon” is now. Turns out, the twist of this sequel follows four teenagers who get transported to the world of the video game, trapped in the avatars they chose.So the pretty blonde who picked “curvy genius” is shocked to find herself in the body of Jack Black, aka “an overweight middle-aged man.” The nerdy guy now in the body of The Rock is unnerved to realize he doesn’t have his Claritin (and he tries hard not to cry) and the overachiever now in Gillan’s body wonders why she’s wearing half a shirt and short-shorts in the jungle.”[The character is] very knowing about what’s happening and calls it out, like, ‘What is it about these games? I smolder, have cool super powers & try not to cry when I’m scared. At the time, she tweeted, “Yes I’m wearing child sized clothes and YES there is a reason! “There are so many people who know this world of video games, and it’s really great to be able to have fun with some of the tropes.”Here’s The Rock introducing the trailer:EXCLUSIVE: @JumanjiMovie trailer! Like us on Facebook. Why do people look like this and dress like this?'” producer Matt Tolmach told Entertainment Weekly. Posted June 29, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe first trailer for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” just arrived, and not only does it look like more fun than a sequel to “Jumanji” has any right to be, it also answers a few questions.When photos first came out for the “Jumanji” sequel, many fans wondered why Karen Gillan’s character was dressed in a skimpy outfit, when everyone else was dressed more practically for jungle exploration. #TheLegendContinues#Jumanji DEC 20 🎅🏾 pic.twitter.com/8W6L5ijCwj
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 29, 2017″Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” opens December 20.Want more stuff like this?



Perhaps a reference to Disney Studios on Hyperion Avenue, which you posted about a few weeks ago?: https://t.co/UJeGfFahG2
— Matt C (@TheMatthewPaul) June 29, 2017I LITERALLY CAN’T WAIT pic.twitter.com/MF5vZfYycQ
— Jared ShadowBreaker (@JaredShadowbrkr) June 29, 2017Hmm, instead of some grand meaning I’m going for that’s the unit block where Henry lives. #onceuponatime #titlespoiler #season7beginsA post shared by Adam Horowitz (@adamhorowitzla) on Jun 28, 2017 at 7:00pm PDTSounds like a soap opera town, doesn’t it? 😋👍
— Sarah Mac (@SarahMac227) June 29, 2017
FYI, here’s the Hyperion post Horowitz shared a few weeks ago:
Our new offices have some history to them… Hyperion was also the name of a powerful Greek titan (the ‘God of Watchfulness, Wisdom and the Light’), as well as assorted Marvel comic book characters.”Fans have also been reacting on Twitter:Hyperion Heights. (Don’t forget: Many of your favorites will be back, including the Charmings and Emma, even if just for one episode.)There will be a lot of changes for Season 7, which will air Fridays at 8 p.m. #OnceUponATime #season7 #day1A post shared by Adam Horowitz (@adamhorowitzla) on May 30, 2017 at 10:00am PDTBut, to be honest, fans are spending most of their time commenting on the many cast and story changes for the new season, requesting the return of X or Y, or complaining about the move from Sundays to Fridays. on ABC this fall, and it remains to be seen how many viewers will stick around to see them play out.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. Posted June 29, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Once Upon a Time” will reach new heights in the Season 7 premiere.Co-showrunner Adam Horowitz shared the first semi-spoiler of the new season on social media, revealing the first episode’s title is “Hyperion Heights”:We have a draft! Like Melrose place but with magic. As TVLine wrote:”My very first impression is that Hyperion Heights will be the name of the new (Seattle-adjacent?) ‘home base’ for the series, seeing as Storybrooke, Maine will no longer be the primary setting. But as for the title’s obvious ‘DNA,’ Hyperion Avenue was the location of Walt Disney Studios prior to 1939, while Hyperion is the name of Disney’s children’s books imprint. Many fans suspect this is the name of a location, perhaps the new home base of the characters.



A version of the first two episodes will also be shown around the world in IMAX theaters for a two-week period, starting September 1.Want more stuff like this? — Wonder Witch (@WonderFunko) June 29, 2017This is ASTONISHING! pic.twitter.com/JwdXPiheDM
— Marvel’s Inhumans (@theinhumans) June 29, 2017The trailer hints to Iwan Rheon maybe not leaving his villain past behind him in “Game of Thrones,” with his character Maximus giving off mini Marvel Ramsay Bolton vibes. Posted June 29, 2017 by Gina CarboneABC just shared the first footage from “Marvel’s Inhumans,” leaving fans obsessed with 1) that wig, 2) Ramsay Bolton redux, and 2) Lockjaw the adorable not-quite bulldog.Create your destiny. on ABC. (At least it looks like he finally got himself a throne.) Others are still frustrated with the wig for Serina Swan’s Medusa. Meet Marvel’s #Inhumans early in IMAX theatres Sept 1, and experience the full series starting Sept 29 on ABC. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.””Inhumans” will have a two-hour premiere, with back-to-back episodes, on Friday, September 29 from 8 to 10 p.m. And then there’s Lockjaw, created with CGI for the show, a teleporting canine companion for Isabelle Cornish’s Crystal, Medusa’s sister.Lockjaw is adorable
— Jooney Stove (@jooneystove) June 29, 2017I love lockjaw. Like us on Facebook. — Max Khachikyan (@MaxKHACHIKYAN) June 29, 2017
Here’s ABC’s synopsis for the series:”The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Hopefully Medusa Gorgon and Black Bolt will get a little bit better costumes in future! Damn Ramsay Bolton’s at it again. — PlayItAgainSam (@fr1skyd1ngo) June 29, 2017pic.twitter.com/35rQXfttaT
— ♦️🃏 frank 🃏♦️ (@TheNextBlGThing) June 29, 2017Ramsey Bolton with powers
— Joselyn (@JossaDosBichos) June 29, 2017This looks good. Please tie in w @AgentsofSHIELD
— Morgan Ywain Evans (@morganyevans) June 29, 2017FIX THE DAMN WIG
— DcUniverse (@DCVERSE1) June 29, 2017Bolton’s back at it again. Have always wanted to see that beasty on TV. I love this !!!!! Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe.’Marvel’s Inhumans’ explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. #Inhumans
— Rotimi Akinbiyi (@TimiFrost) June 29, 2017Where is Medusa’s powers and why does Lockjaw look the best out of all the characters?



A special sound system presentation from New York favorites, Deadly Dragon Sound kicked off the evening’s activity with music from the extensive Greensleeves catalog in between performances. The energetic and diverse crowd moved towards the stage when Addis Pablo began a melodica performance of songs ‘Road to Addis’ and ‘Call of the Righteous.’ He also performed a set of his father Augustus Pablo’s hits including the popular ‘Java’, backed by the Positive Vibration band. reggae label, Greensleeves Records. 

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Italian born reggae star Alborosie delivered his first New York concert performance, while roots reggae sensation Queen Ifrica headlined with her full band before continuing her U.S.                                                                                         Greensleeves Records, founded in 1977, created a legacy of respected reggae artists such as Yellowman, Barrington Levy, Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man, Mr. Shortly after, Alborosie invigorated the venue more with crowd favorites such as ‘Poser’. Their work with domestic and international artists helped develop the reggae genre in the U.K. and Europe and set a standard for presenting the music and culture with quality and respect. The label was purchased by VP Records in 2008.                             Multiple album projects are scheduled to commemorate the Greensleeves anniversary including; Alborosie “Freedom In Dub,” King Jammy “Waterhouse Dub,” “African Dub Chapter Two” by Joe Gibbs plus classic re-issues from Hugh Mundell, Augustus Pablo, Keith Hudson, Sylford Walker, Linval Thompson and more. “Addis Pablo represented his father’s legacy on Greensleeves, Alborosie represented the labels current roster and Queen Ifrica represented VP Records. Kings Blues Club in Times Square, New York held an epic night of international roots reggae and dub to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of historic U.K. Closing the show, Queen Ifrica blew everyone away with ‘Trueversation’ from her latest album “Climb”, in addition to songs ‘Lioness on the Rise’ and ‘Below the Waist’ from previous albums. Already released titles include Suns of Dub “Riddimentary – Suns of Dub Select Greensleeves”, 40th anniversary editions of Culture “Two Sevens Clash,” The Congos “Heart of The Congos” and the forty-track “Total Reggae – Greensleeves.”                               “The recent concert at BB King is an excellent example of the quality of music that has been put out on Greensleeves over the past 40 years,” said Richard Lue, Director of Business Development at VP Records. tour to promote her recent #1 album “Climb.” Musician/producer Addis Pablo opened the evenings performances with a selection of songs including a tribute to his late father, dub reggae legend Augustus Pablo, whose work was closely associated with the Greensleeves label internationally. Before wrapping up his 45-minute set he brought Lady Ann on stage to join him to perform her 1980’s hit song ‘Informer’. 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREENSLEEVES RECORD LABEL CELEBRATED WITH NEW YORK CITY CONCERT

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In Complex Hustle’s new documentary, a light is shined on how much of an impact the Caribbean had on hip-hop’s early stages and where it fits in today.There’s also a focus on the contributions that immigrants make to American culture, and hip-hop is a perfect example of that. The documentary also features commentary from Doug E. Fresh, French Montana, Fat Joe, Zuri Marley, Kranium, DJ Evil Dee, and more. Complex Media   Breaks Down the Caribbean’s Impact On The DNA of Hip Hop

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Hip-hop spans five decades, and while its history is rich, there are some aspects that get overlooked.



They use each other. And they keep a lot from each other.”Simply put, their relationship is complicated, and that’s what is going to make it so interesting when “Game of Thrones” Season 7 premieres on July 16.[via: EW] He realizes that Sansa isn’t a mindless puppet, and that she could cause problems. “They’re onto each other. We’re going to see more of that when Season 7 finally gets here, but according to Gillen, Littlefinger’s manipulation might not play out as intended.”With carefully laid plans there’s always a bit of risk involved,” the actor recently told Entertainment Weekly of his character’s scheming. Posted June 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe Great Game just gets more and more complex.When “Game of Thrones” Season 6 left off, it was clear that Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish (Aidan Gillen) was trying to use Sansa (Sophie Turner) against her own family member, Jon Snow (Kit Harington). “He puts himself in a situation that could backfire on him.”Of course, the devious character knows that his plan isn’t “fail safe,” as Gillen says. Interestingly, though, the actor suspects Littlefinger enjoys that risk.”My character is becoming quite aware that Sansa is becoming as bright as me and just as wary of my manipulations of her,” he told EW. They enjoy each other.



Where is Deadpool?!? Looking. @bcorso #mikesmithson #deadpool #ivebeencabled #cableswole @weprevailA post shared by Josh Brolin (@joshbrolin) on Jun 28, 2017 at 10:04am PDTBrolin is new to the film series, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the so-called “merc with a mouth.” However, Cable is familiar to fans of the comics, given that he has appeared in them as both an enemy and an ally of Deadpool. We look forward to seeing him in either capacity alongside his cast mates Zazie Beetz, Jack Kesy, and Leslie Uggams.”Deadpool 2″ is slated for release on June 1, 2018.[via: Josh Brolin/Instagram; h/t: Variety] Face is morphing into something machine, fierce, hair sliced, arm machined, bulged. Where is Deadpool?!? He gave fans a preview of his transformation into his character, Cable, posting a picture Wednesday on Instagram that showed his face “morphing into something machine, fierce, hair sliced, arm machined, bulged.” Put more clearly, he was having a face mold made to turn him into his tough, time-traveling character.”Insanity on the brink,” he wrote. Looking. Looking. “Face is morphing into something machine, fierce, hair sliced, arm machined, bulged. Posted June 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThere’s insanity on the set of “Deadpool 2.”After the first photos were unveiled Tuesday and they featured a noticeable lack of Josh Brolin, the actor took matters into his own hands. All I got are these two…molding me, prodding, turning me into something hard. Looking. All I got are these two…molding me, prodding, turning me into something hard.”Insanity on the brink.



For each of these shots, we had a very specific solution. Don’t miss it. We made it more canine.”The other big thing he and his team added was hair. We had hats with Velcro ears. I asked Bong when he knew they had gotten her right.”It was the spring of 2015 when we were transitioning from the first draft to the second draft, there was a design that came up with Okja was so lovely and sweet,” Bong said. Something has to stand in for her and to be there for the cast to interact with. There are no heroes or villains.”)Of course there had to be something on set. “We could have animated the face and make Okja as cute as possible but if you don’t believe that gravity is yanking all that weight down and trying to push it through the ground, I don’t think anything is worth doing, because you won’t believe that she’s there,” he said.Later, when I asked De Boer if he used every trick in the book to bring the character to life, he said, simply, “Yep.””Okja” is on Netflix and in select theaters starting June 30. “And we wanted to lean on it because it looked so plush and soft.” (That draft, by the way, was co-authored by British writer Jon Ronson, who Bong hired because he was a big fan of the movie “Frank” that Ronson had written. “That concept is not that different from what you have seen in the movie. So once we had the maquette, we scanned the maquette for rigging and once we had it in the virtual world we played around with the paws, the tail, the ears shape, there were more indicated lips in the original design that we smoothed out because it got too goofy and humanistic. Sometimes it was a piece of the butt or flank or head. The film (premiering on Netflix and in select theaters this week) follows a young girl named Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) as she attempts to rescue her best friend, Okja, who just so happens to be a giant, genetically manufactured pig. (De Boer said that these moments of “tender physicality” are extremely hard to pull off in CGI.) Bong (who said his next film was a fully Korean genre movie about “very peculiar group of people”) continued: “To take her place we created something called a stuffy, which was a fiberglass material that replicated the size and shape of Okja and had a puppeteer who moved Okja.”De Boer said that there were about 25 “stuffies” in all, “They were foam and shaped depending on each set-up. Based on sketches by Bong (one he showed to Tilda Swinton got her interested in the project) then went to his go-to creature designer Jang Hee-chul (who also designed the monster from Bong’s outstanding 2007 creature feature “The Host”) and then to visual effects supervisor Erik-Jan De Boer (an Oscar-winner for “Life of Pi”).Comparing the process of designing the two creatures, Bong told me (through his very helpful translator, Jason), “There were a lot of iterations to the design and a lot of trial and error but the difference is whereas the Host was a monster, Okja, even though it doesn’t exist in real life, has to have a sense of familiarity and a sense that you’ve seen portions of it in real life.” Bong went on: “So we needed to create an animal that would seamlessly fit into a National Geographic Channel special and so with that we looked at combining elements of a manatee, hippo, and pig.”De Boer, armed with “mature concept designs” from Jang, just had to finesse the design in the computer. Posted June 28, 2017 by Drew Taylor”Okja,” South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s latest marvel, is one of the very best movies of the year — it’s touching and strange and thrilling in a way few films are. Bong said of the experience: “It was incredibly enjoyable, we’re on the same page with how we view humanity. It’s one of those classic, unlikely friendship tales, akin to “E.T.” or “The Iron Giant,” but filtered through Joon-ho’s unique sensibilities, as he fearlessly melds satire, surrealism, broad comedy, and stark horror.”Okja” is a wonderful movie, beautiful and bizarre, and without a convincing creature, it wouldn’t have worked at all.Bong has said that a sad-looking animal that he saw in Seoul in 2011 initially inspired him. Every character pathetically resides in the gray zone. Sometimes these were solutions designed just for one shot.”When Okja is running around in the forest, that’s a “weird hybrid solution.” De Boer’s animation supervisor was dressed in something that made him look like a sumo wrestler and mounted “tennis balls on his head.” “For each of these tricky set-ups, all we focused on was legitimizing all the contact and really felt that Mija was trusting her weight to the pig.”Another goal for the team was to make it feel like there was really a six-ton creature in the forest (it then went to a team of animators tasked with “selling that weight” via “subtle shape changes in the feet, dynamic and harmonic motion in the skin that betray the collision that happens with the great”). “That wasn’t something that Bong was necessarily asking for but I felt like it was necessary because it took some of the plastic sheen off of her and gave us more tools and opportunities to light her more interestingly.” De Boer added: “It softened her up and made her more girly and more feminine.”When you look at Okja in the movie, you can tell that this is a truly brilliant design, both because she looks so real, fitting into her environments seamlessly, and because you can relate to her on an emotional level, which is probably the rarest magic trick you can pull off in visual effects. There are a lot of shots with hugging or sleeping on Okja, or Jake [Gyllenhaal, who plays a gonzo television host] grazing on the side of Okja,” Bong said. To De Boer, this was one of the most important aspects of creating the character.



3. There are too many presents to be wrapped, trees to decorate, and, oddly, women to wax, so it looks like they’re going to drink more and stress less. That should be interesting, especially when their own mothers come to town.Watch the teaser trailer below — but know that it’s NSFW.”Bad Moms” is slated to open Nov. Following in the footsteps of 2016’s “Bad Moms,” the sequel reunites stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as three mothers bucking society’s expectations and approaching parenting in their own way. As we can see, that means doing the holidays differently.The teaser trailer points out how much pressure there is on moms to make Christmas special, and the trio has had enough. Posted June 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe bad moms are back, and they’re ready to spread a new brand of Christmas cheer.STX Entertainment dropped a new teaser trailer for “A Bad Moms Christmas” on Wednesday, and there is more raunchy, ridiculous fun to bad had.



Whoever was in the suit, though, pulled off some impressive acrobatics.”Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens July 7. Posted June 28, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongA New York City Starbucks recently gave customers a bigger jolt than caffeine alone can provide: a surprise visit from a superhero.The coffee shop shocked its patrons by having Spider-Man drop in — quite literally — on them while they waited for their drinks. Clearly, no one expected their beverage to come with a side of superhero.To pull off the prank, the team behind it set it up so that the Marvel hero could come down from the ceiling when his order was called, shocking the unsuspecting people waiting below. It worked just as they planned it: People jumped, they screamed, and they laughed. Thanks to a video posted Tuesday by Sony Pictures Entertainment to promote “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” we get to see their hysterical reactions. Best of all, from what we can tell, no one spilled hot coffee.Throughout the video, Spider-Man keeps his mask on, so it seems safe to assume that he wasn’t the actual star of “Homecoming,” Tom Holland.



Kevin and Sophie reconnected when he moved to New York to star in a play, but their relationship was left hanging when he took a job in Los Angeles.”This Is Us” Season 2 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. on NBC. The hit NBC drama is promoting Jon Huertas and Alexandra Breckenridge to full-time series regular status for Season 2.Huertas appeared in 11 episodes of the first season as Miguel, the best friend and colleague of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia). A twist at the end of the second episode revealed that he is the present-day husband of Rebecca (Mandy Moore), leaving fans to wonder how Jack’s best friend wound up married to his wife.Jack, of course, dies at some point before the present-day storyline, but how and when MIguel and Rebecca get together is a mystery.Breckenridge appeared in five episodes later in the season as Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) ex-wife, Sophie — who was Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) childhood best friend. Posted June 28, 2017 by Kelly Woo”This Is Us” is expanding its family!



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— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) June 27, 2017 The results were interesting — all six of them drank less as time went on. London writer Kit Lovelace tallied up the characters’ coffee intake in a handy chart that he tweeted:Digging through old stuff, just found my results from the time I went through all 236 episodes of Friends to see how much coffee they drank. But just how much? pic.twitter.com/4Kg7QO0mA6
— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) June 27, 2017Not only that, Lovelace broke it down even further, to track the amount of coffee each character consumed over 10 seasons. Rachel, in particular, jumped a huge amount from seasons 1 to 5, then dropped again — likely following her employment at Central Perk:Moreover, I then went ahead and broke it down season by season to see how their habits developed and changed over time… That being so, including tips, I also worked out how much they spent… Posted June 28, 2017 by Kelly WooThe “Friends” sure did love their coffee.Of course, since the gang — Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross — liked to hang out at Central Perk, they naturally consumed a lot of java. And we all wondered how they afforded those giant apartments — clearly, they all had trust funds to pay for them and all that coffee.It’s not unreasonable to assume therefore that a coffee is ~$1.50. pic.twitter.com/IoJ1lDNnpv
— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) June 27, 2017Lovelace even went so far as to tally the cost of all that coffee.



The strip-club world that Carolin’s script depicted was not nearly as bleak as the real thing. It’s already been captured on film.'” Having spent so much time showing off his shirtless abs as werewolf Alcide on “True Blood,” Manganiello wasn’t sure whether he wanted to risk typecasting by doing more of the same in “Magic Mike.” He told the Los Angeles Times that he consulted Chris Rock, his co-star in “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” telling the comedian, “‘I just think dudes are going to hate my guts if I don’t put a shirt on soon.’ And Chris was like, ‘Guys are going to hate your guts anyway. Another guy was a lawyer and had three kids. Tatum farmed out the actual screenwriting to his producing partner, Reid Carolin. I became P.T. Tatum and Soderbergh financed “Magic Mike” themselves, spending a mere $7 million and wrapping the shoot in just 25 days. Barnum. Initially, McConaughey didn’t have a strip number of his own. Brad Pitt spent 15 years with his shirt off. “If you’re going to do something stupid, do it when you’re young,” he told Moviefone. McConaughey also assured the Daily Beast that none of the actors stuffed their thongs, “All my guys go out there with what God gave us,” he said.8. “I don’t think we even scratch the surface of really how dark that place can get, and how slippery of a slope it can actually be,” Tatum said at a “Magic Mike” press conference. Days before the film’s release, two Florida strippers — who had danced alongside Tatum back in the day — came forth and accused the filmmakers of stealing their life stories and their dance moves. Of stripping, he said, “It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s not something I’m ashamed of.”2. “There’s not one character that I took from my real life,” he said. You’d just be like, ‘Okay, I feel dirty now.'”5.Matthew McConaughey was the first actor that Tatum and Soderbergh called. The female extras went wild and nearly tore the actor’s thong off, as you can see in the movie.12. One guy I met that night was back from Afghanistan. So the “Ladies of Tampa” routine was created for him, and he co-wrote the song himself. Since Tatum was already working with Soderbergh on “Haywire,” he ended up developing the movie with him instead.4. I was channeling Jim Morrison and Malcolm McDowell from ‘A Clockwork Orange.'”7. Bomer had a hard time letting go of his character. “This was probably the most palatable version of this movie. It made back $114 million in North America and another $53 million abroad.14. Tatum has said he stripped for only eight months, when he was 18 and living in Tampa. At the press conference, Tatum insisted that the film was entirely fictional. The Danish director was interested but ultimately unavailable.3. You can’t take this with you. Tatum and McConaughey’s first face-to-face meeting was a research trip to a strip club outside New Orleans. Posted June 28, 2017 by Gary SusmanA male stripper might be lucky to get a few $20 bills stuffed into his G-string. By the end of a ten-minute phone conversation, he had agreed to play impresario Dallas. I said to Steven, ‘Can I run this production?’ I took off on that. “I realized, ‘Matt, it’s time to let go. He’s doing fine.'”10. In developing his semi-autobiographical movie, Tatum initially wanted Nicolas Winding Refn, of “Drive” fame, to direct. What you see in the film is all the actual actors flaunting what they’ve got, according to Tatum, who told Access Hollywood that there wasn’t one “stunt butt” or stunt dancer. As McConaughey told the Daily Beast, “The one thing I got from that: this is not these guys’ real jobs. Still, as many times as you’ve re-watched (and hit freeze-frame on) the movie, there’s plenty you may not know about how the film came together. Before playing stripper colleagues on screen, Joe Manganiello (Big D**k Richie) and Matt Bomer (Ken) were friends back in college at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon.9. For Channing Tatum, however, strip-club work turned into a movie franchise that has earned $290 million since the release five years ago this week of “Magic Mike” on June 29, 2012.Directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh, “Magic Mike” proved as much a hit among critics as it did with party-night moviegoers. “This is just a world that I went into and that I had a perspective on, and we created everything from a fictional place.” Saying he didn’t want to disparage his accusers, he nonetheless added, “Those guys have been trying to make money off of me since I’ve gotten into this business.”13. He recalled to the Times, “I’m about to go on stage and dance for the first time, and I’m like, ‘Why did I want to do this again? 1. This is completely not what I remembered.’ I was terrified.”11. Otherwise, you wouldn’t want to see it twice. “When he said ‘yes,'” Soderbergh told the New Yorker, “it made the rest of the casting much easier.”6. “I remember being at my sister’s wedding reception a month after we wrapped, and I’d had a few drinks and — all of a sudden — I was doing body rolls on the dance floor,” he said at the press conference. Even Tatum was nervous at having to dance in a thong. They all looked like accountants when they were in street clothes.” He added, “The other thing I learned is the production value is horrible.



(Many of these sequences were brought to whirling life in the Disneyland Paris attraction, which will soon be coming stateside to Epcot.)It’s easily the most beautiful Pixar movie ever, Paris rendered all twinkly and glowing (Michael Giacchino’s score adds additional sparkle), and the most sophisticated, from a story point of view. That left him with 18 months to not only write and direct a new version of the film but have it wholly animated. Disney, trying to wrestle control of the company away from embattled head Michael Eisner and return the studio to its prime. “Ratatouille” was made during one of the most contentious times in Disney’s history, with Walt’s nephew, Roy E. It just sits there, untouched. Instead, they churned out one of their most luminous, most challenging, most nuanced film yet. Development began in 2000, under the direction of Jan Pinkava, who had won an Oscar for his 1997 Pixar short film “Geri’s Game” (you probably saw it ahead of “A Bug’s Life”). and that’s positively delicious. It’s this perfect, unique object, that will never be corrupted by a sequel. It’s the story of a country rat named Remy (Patton Oswalt) who absolutely loves food. A.O. Born out of creative frustration and corporate turmoil, “Ratatouille” sprang to gorgeous life while everything pointed to it being a nonstarter. Adding to the pressure was the fact that “Ratatouille” was supposed to be the first film released outside of its distribution deal with Disney (if you’ve ever wondered about the European setting and deliberately Miyazaki-style storytelling, well, here it is). Everything was redone. Pixar was caught in the middle, trying their best to make great art but also wanting a permanent home that was just as creatively fulfilling as their Emeryville campus Throughout “Ratatouille” there are analogues to key players and situations in what author James B. The fact that it turned out to be the studio’s very best film is nothing short of miraculous.And the film really is a masterpiece.It’s very much a Brad Bird film, in that it’s preoccupied with the notion of being torn between commitment to work and responsibilities to family. After getting separated from his family, Remy winds up below Gusteau’s, his favorite Parisian restaurant. Now, if you see a rodent scurrying through your kitchen you kind of want to hand it a spatula and see what it’ll come up with. There, he befriends a dishwasher named Linguini (story artist Lou Romano) and restores the restaurant to its former glory. Even people who aren’t enamored with Pixar’s patented brand of heartfelt, high concept storytelling will begrudgingly admit that, yes, “Ratatouille” is pretty great. Stewart called the “Disney War.” I won’t bore you with details, but trust me, the connections in “Ratatouille” to real life are there. For a movie assembled in 18 months, there are so many narrative subplots and divergences that it could fill several other, lesser films. Bird literally pulled the movie out of thin air. It provides the kind of deep, transporting pleasure, at once simple and sophisticated, that movies at their best have always promised.”What few people have picked up on, too, is how autobiographical the film is. In fact, when I ran into Bird around the time that his “Mission: Impossible” was coming out and asked him about my theory, he said, with a crooked smile, “I would never tell anyone how to read one of my films.” Confirmation achieved.This is a movie that was coming at a time when it benefited the studio to make something safe and easily digestible. You know, that old story.And while Pixar’s output has been singularly wonderful (and wonderfully) varied, it is time to crown a clear victor in its demolition derby of excellence. Rats in a kitchen was an idea that, before “Ratatouille,” was one of the most disgusting concepts imaginable. The fact that it made any coherent sense is incredible. But after characters and sets had been modeled, the story of the film reached and impasse and Pinkava was removed.In 2005, Brad Bird, who directed the deliriously entertaining “The Incredibles” for the company, came aboard to write and direct “Ratatouille.” There had been a brief schedule shift but the film was still due in the summer of 2007. The characters don’t appear in the Disney Parks (except for highly specific instances, like the Epcot Food & Wine Festival) and it’ll be another few years before we get the ride at a park in America. (Think about it; that’s even a theme of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”) Bird is obsessed with the kind of Rube Goldberg action and suspense set pieces favored by filmmakers like Robert Zemeckis, and there are plenty here, but in the context of a highly physical comedy. There will never be a “Ratatouille: Chef School” prequel. Gone were luxurious dream sequences wherein Remy would give physical form to his experience of eating food (some of these ideas wound up in the video game version of the movie), characters were expanded or killed off. When Bird took over, there had already been five years of development. It was an incredibly fraught time for the company, especially given its then-relationship with Disney (more on that in a minute); not exactly the ideal environment to make something creative.Most animated films take the better part of a decade to execute. That victor is “Ratatouille.”Now, part of understanding what makes “Ratatouille” such an accomplishment is knowing just how hard a film it was to produce. Scott of the New York Times said that it was, “a nearly flawless piece of popular art, as well as one of the most persuasive portraits of an artist ever committed to film. And, who knows, maybe a new story set in that world would be as unexpected and brilliant as “Ratatouille.” But I kind of doubt it. That’s the kind of thing “Ratatouille” inspires — the idea that creative brilliance can come from anywhere (and from anyone).In the 10 years since the film came out, there hasn’t really been any new merchandise, besides a couple of Funko Pop figures released earlier this year. Posted June 28, 2017 by Drew TaylorPixar’s “Ratatouille,” which came out 10 years ago (June 29, 2007), is undeniably a classic. (There’s a paternity test subplot for crying out loud.)On a subtext level, the fact that it’s about the joys of creation and the occasionally equally joyous act of criticism, leaves a profound impact and clearly resonated with reviewers. That says something about the filmmakers involved, under Bird’s leadership, and the studio’s willingness to go out on a limb for something that they believed in. There haven’t been any sequels or spinoffs, despite being extremely profitable (a 3D re-released, announced by Bob Iger in 2014, never materialized) and critically adored (it ultimately won the Best Animated Feature Oscar).That’s another thing that makes it the best Pixar film. It is, very literally, transcendent …



PLL fans are always vocal, and here are some of their reactions during and after the finale:When you still have questions after being promised answers to everything #PLLEndGame#PllFinalpic.twitter.com/AG7jbJf5Sm
— Millie Windibank (@Millie_W21) June 28, 2017So their not going to explain
1. I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW #PLLEndGame
— mia (@mialvasquez) June 28, 2017With all the clues throughout the series I was hoping Wren would end up being A, instead he ends up a necklace. I DONT HAVE ANOTHER 7 YEARS!! SPOBY IS ENDGAME. And that’s what I hope for them. It’s bold! & MARY ARE ACTUALLY IN THE DOLLHOUSE #PLLEndGamepic.twitter.com/8jdgrVE7ZY
— αrtρσρ αlien (@discoscepter) June 28, 2017When they try to make a Pretty Little Liars 2.0! So I think there are still going to be surprises. Posted June 28, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Pretty Little Liars” is now over, but fans still have strong feelings and a lot of questions. Disappointed is an understatement. EMISON IS ENDGAME. 😭#PLLEndGAme#PLLFinale
— Diana Encarnacion (@dianencarnacion) June 28, 2017You know the finale is not good when the fans’ theories are smarter, better & more entertaining than the writer’s stories #PLLFinalepic.twitter.com/csGlrkeccS
— ❄️ (@vevo_z) June 28, 2017#pllfinale AD literally had hardly any motivation to do this? I’m gonna miss it so much! #PLLGameOver#PLLFinalepic.twitter.com/txEi9fbNwP
— christina pelliccino (@TLAddiction) June 28, 2017The smartest character in pretty little liars #PLLGameOver#PllFinal#PLLEndGame#PLLFinalepic.twitter.com/DrcgQfEB1h
— disturbia (@folieadeux_x_) June 28, 2017There’s so much more out there, a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly.For her part, Troian Bellisario (Spencer/Alex) talked to Elle.com about the finale, adding this about the big reveal…ELLE: “How does it feel now that the world finally knows who Uber A is?” TROIAN: “I’m just nervous about how the hell this character is going to go over. But even if you figure out that Spencer has a twin, you’re never going to guess the backstory and the insanity that brought her to Rosewood. The new “liars”#PLLFinale
— Bria May (@May_Rose18) June 28, 2017So it took them and us seven years figuring out who AD was and a horse and Jenna Marshall can do it in seconds…#PLLEndGame#PLL
— Mickesch ❄ (@Mickeesch) June 28, 2017Spent years watching PLL only to be given an evil twin with a bad accent and a horse that’s a better detective than all of them. So I have a lot of faith that the audience is just going to enjoy it. If it’s the last two hours you may ever get to spend in Rosewood, then God, I hope to sh*t you enjoy it.”Want more stuff like this? I also feel like you’re not going to get through seven seasons of this twisty-turny, topsy-turvy show, then see me spin around as a different person with a different accent and be like, ‘No, no, I don’t buy it.’ We’ve made these great leaps and unexpected turns, and the audience has come with us every time. #PLLFinale#PLLEndGame
— Ali Ballentine (@Ali_Ballentine) June 28, 20177 years of my life dedicated to #pll and all you give me is a twin with a bad accent. #PLLFinalepic.twitter.com/aX2FrRWaO7
— Proud Camilizer (@ACabello_97) June 28, 2017Lmaooo this pll finale is worse than gossip girls finale #PLLEndGamepic.twitter.com/959cDL4CKf
— supernova girl (@kitdae) June 28, 2017That was the worst series finale I’ve ever watched. 🤣 #PLLEndGamepic.twitter.com/MEWN5eJqSZ
— Adriana Garcia (@AdrianaGarciaYi) June 28, 2017EZRIA IS ENDGAME. Why Mya was mentioned
3. How did Alex kill Wren
4. There were definitely some highs to the two-hour series finale — Aria and Ezra’s wedding, a Haleb pregnancy, that genius horse — but also some head-scratchers, like A.D. #PLLEndGamepic.twitter.com/nsMIgC0R2k
— Jess Court (@Jess_rose_16) June 28, 2017I have never laughed so hard in my entire life #PLLEndGame#PLLGameOverpic.twitter.com/8c3uwY4lHz
— natalya m. being Spencer’s British twin, and Wren being Emison’s baby daddy. Thank you for the 7 years. How did the mom’s escape
2. Disappointed is an understatement
— Mills (@MillyChaplyn) June 28, 2017Ezria is married & adopting
Spoby might get back together
Emison had twins & are engaged
Haleb is married & expecting
& Mona WON#PLLFinalepic.twitter.com/x95HEGfHr8
— LovaticsSupportGroup (@Lovatics820) June 28, 2017This is even worse than when we found out Dan was Gossip Girl #PLLEndGame
— nagdeluxe (@nagdeluxe) June 28, 2017I’m honest the scene with the “new liars” was really unnecessary. #pll#PLLEndGame#PLLFinale
— Alyse (@alysenikole) June 28, 2017That was the finale I wanted ❤️ I can’t believe it’s all over. 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂 #PLLEndGame
— Aaliyah 🌸 (@Aaliyah_wade13) June 28, 2017THE ‘OFFICER’ WHO ARRESTED ALEX DRAKE & MARY DRAKE WAS REALLY MONA’S BOYFRIEND, BOTH A.D. ✨ (@natbaaby) June 28, 2017When you spent 7 years of your life watching PLL just to be confused more than ever by the ending #PLLEndGamepic.twitter.com/6u4He3hl1x
— Kelli (@KelliM1997) June 28, 2017When you’ve wasted 7 years on PLL just to find out AD is a person that barely appeared in the final episode. Some viewers compared PLL’s end to the end of “Gossip Girl,” and not in a good way.No matter what, you had to know the fans would be emotional to say goodbye after seven years, but also frustrated about some of the reveals, and non-reveals. HALEB IS ENDGAME. They could have stopped here #pll#PLLFinale#PLLGameOverpic.twitter.com/trf4BixHeH
— 🙈Cla🙈 (@Truthscreams) June 28, 20177 years… SORRY ADDISON! Like us on Facebook.



It’s never the structures that create a community — it’s the people. And if the people of Santa Margarita have taught me anything it’s that, once the smoke has cleared, literally and figuratively, it’s a time to reach out and rebuild. (Evacuation orders were lifted at 7 p.m. But we all have precious things in our houses that are priceless and irreplaceable to us, and he may have lost a few in this fire, since he wasn’t there to claim anything before it burned.[via: People]Want more stuff like this? Tuesday, for people living near the Hill Fire.) According to KSBY, the fire started about 6.25 miles east of the town of Santa Margarita around 3:30 p.m. Close to 250 people were evacuated from their homes Monday night and roads leading to the area of the fire were closed. So very relieved no one has been hurt.”Yes, it’s a relief that no one was hurt. And, yeah, Galecki has more than enough money to rebuild a home. TMZ said his ranch is about 190 miles away from Los Angeles, and he reportedly hadn’t seen the property since it burned down, but he was planning to return to the ranch as soon as road closures were lifted to recover any spared memorabilia.Galecki spoke to TMZ about the fire:”My heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire, the threat of which we live with constantly, which may seem crazy to some but we do so because living in our beautiful, rural area makes it worthwhile… We’ve done it before, and will need to do it together again, and it will make our community even closer and stronger. Posted June 28, 2017 by Gina Carbone”The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki was not home, thankfully, when his home in San Luis Obispo County burned to the ground.Local station KSBY said the Hill Fire, as it’s called in California, covers around 1,5000 acres and is still threatening other homes in the area. Endless thanks to CalFire and the Sheriff’s Office. Like us on Facebook. on Monday.Galecki spent the weekend performing at Chicago’s Country LakeShake Festival. I know you guys are fighting the good fight to keep us safe.



Like us on Facebook. Posted June 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe “Fast and Furious” franchise is gearing up for its ninth and tenth installments (!!!), and Michelle Rodriguez thinks it’s about time the women had more to do.”Fast” is such an alpha-male heavy franchise, the guys even lock horns in real life (see The Rock and Vin Diesel) but that doesn’t mean the women are content to just be sidekicks, especially after so many years. “Fast 10″ is scheduled for April 2, 2021.Want more stuff like this? As usual, fans have mixed reactions — some hoping The Powers That Be take her suggestion, and others feeling like she should just leave if she doesn’t like the current dynamic.”Fast 9” is scheduled for April 19, 2019. It’s been a good ride & Im grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years… So she’s doing that again.On Tuesday, to honor “The Fate of the Furious” arriving on Digital HD, Rodriguez gave a public ultimatum on her “Fast” future:F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. One Love 🤘🏼❤️🤗🙏🦄✨🌍🙊🤔A post shared by Michelle Rodriguez (@mrodofficial) on Jun 27, 2017 at 8:43am PDTInstagram is the official “Fast” family feud forum — The Rock took his “candy asses” shot on Instagram, and now this.The “Fast” franchise has added more women to the cast over the years — including Gal Gadot, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren — when back in 2001 it was just Rodriguez’s Letty and Jordana Brewster’s Mia. “I think that’s pathetic and it’s lack of creativity.”Rodriguez is always blunt (which we love) and that’s sometimes what it takes to make things happen. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. When she pushes for Letty, aka Dom’s (Vin Diesel) wife, she also pushes for the other women of the franchise, and they all benefit. Rodriguez has played Letty Ortiz in six “Fast” films to date, and she had to push to even get as much screen time and activity as she’s had. However, just adding more female bodies isn’t quite what Rodriguez is suggesting.”I’ve been making movies with Jordana, who plays the sister of Dom Toretto, for 16 years and I can count on one hand how many lines I’ve had to her,” Rodriguez recently told Entertainment Weekly.



Maybe Patterson can’t use the name Luke in the brand ’cause it’s too tied to the show?As Food and Wine noted, “The café Patterson worked in on Gilmore Girls is so iconic that there may even be a Luke’s Diner Lego set on the way. The show has its own ice cream, too – and guess what? It’s going to be called Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee.”Spoken like a true “Gilmore Girls” star! Here’s his java side gig:”I’m developing my own coffee brand. It’s coffee flavored of course. But there will always be people like Lorelai Gilmore, who need coffee like oxygen.Want more stuff like this? Before Netflix premiered “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” they opened a series of Luke’s Diner pop-up shops with free coffee. It’s the thing I look forward to every morning and throughout the day and throughout the evening and now throughout the middle of the night. Like us on Facebook. You know, who the hell knows?”More episodes are not a given. Patterson should probably capitalize on the show’s almost cult-like following while he still can.”Yep. That’s probably what he’s doing, especially since he’s not sure if there will even be more “Gilmore Girls.” When WealthManagement.com asked, “Are you guys working on the next season of Gilmore Girls?” he answered, “I’m not waiting around for that. Posted June 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneLorelai Gilmore must be so proud of her husband!”Gilmore Girls” star Scott Patterson is channeling his inner Luke and serving coffee to the real world. We’re almost ready to launch, but we want to have our ducks in a row before we come out with it. This is a fanbase that really, really loves their morning Joe. Patterson talked to WealthManagement.com about his financial plan, “Gilmore Girls” money, and how he spends his off-time. Quality coffee is something that I am obsessed with.



if the producers give us the OK.TMZ reports that new “Bachelor in Paradise” rules require contestants to get producer approval before having sex. An investigation by Warner Bros., the production company, concluded that no sexual misconduct had occurred.Production resumed and contestants returned to filming. But when they arrived, TMZ reports that they sat in a two-hour meeting with lawyers to go over the new rules, which include a maximum of two alcoholic drinks per hour and a stricter drug policy. If the producer feels either party is not able to give consent, the producer can give them a red light. A producer had raised concerns about an encounter between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. Posted June 28, 2017 by Kelly WooBaby, let’s get it on … The new rules come on the heels of a sex scandal that forced the production to come to a halt. Sources tell the site that both parties must go to a producer and state their consent.



Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man is confirmed for “Avengers: Infinity War,” and Marvel boss Paul Feige told Fandango he’d have about as much screen time as he did in his debut in “Captain America: Civil War.”Fandango had asked Feige and “Spider-Man” producer Amy Pascal whether Tom Holland’s Spider-Man would have a bigger role to play in “Infinity War.” Here’s the response:”I think it might feel bigger a little bit because of ‘Homecoming’ and because of what people know from it, but it’s about on par with [‘Civil War’],” Feige said. However, as Screen Rant point out, if Aunt May is not in the movie, “it will be the first time a live-action film that features Spider-Man doesn’t include Aunt May as well.”Speaking of Spider-Man, his “Homecoming” movie — which will feature Aunt May — is coming out July 7, and we know there will be more sequels ahead. but not Aunt May?Want more stuff like this? When [Fandango] asked whether any of the other cast members of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ would be joining Tom Holland in ‘Infinity War,’ Feige was vague, as he tends to be, but teased that it’s a very real possibility. There’s really no need for her to play coy, if she is involved, so it sounds like she might be out.ComicBook noted that there are still a few weeks left to “Infinity War” filming, so there’s time for her to film a cameo. Pascal then added with a smile, “Yeah, you never know.”It sounds like other “Homecoming” characters probably will be in “Infinity War” — which is meant to feature around 62 Marvel characters … “There’s a pretty big crew already in those movies, but you might keep an eye out,” he said. Like us on Facebook. Posted June 27, 2017 by Gina CarboneWe may have found the one Marvel character who won’t be in “Avengers: Infinity War.” But the emphasis is on “may” — and not just because of her name.Marisa Tomei talked to ComicBook about her role as Aunt May in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and, at the end of the video interview, the site asked if she’ll be in “Infinity War.” She replied, “I didn’t get my invitation yet,” suggesting Aunt May won’t be in the third “Avengers” movie.