Friday, April 29, 2016
The first promo for Chelsea Handler's new Netflix show was released...
Netflix has unveiled the official key art for Chelsea, its long-in-the-works talk show in which host Chelsea Handler “tackles today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity you know and love.”
Premiering May 11, the streaming service’s first talker will cover topics ranging from international cultures, alternative lifestyles, education, health to sports, parenting politics and more. Handler will span the globe — from Russia, Japan, and Mexico City, across the U.S. and back to Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City to tape live before a studio audience.
The 30-minute show will stream every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with no commercials.
I've missed her nightly show and look forward to this starting up on May 11th.
Also, if you haven't seen her Chelsea Does documentaries....get thee to Netflix immediately and watch them!!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
The final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse was released today and, besides an expanded look at some of the battles, we find out that the kids get a little "help" from a friend....
I'm not sure how they manage to work Wolverine into the movie, but I honestly don't care.
I'm going to see it.
The movie opens May 27th.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Season 6 of Game of Thrones AND the new season of Veep begin this Sunday....EXCITING!!
Here is the final trailer for GOT, if you want a sneak peek of what's coming (besides winter)...
If you want a quick recap of what happened last season on GOT, here is a very entertaining one from io9...
And the hilarious trailer for the upcoming season of Veep...
I. Can't. Wait!
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Very surprising and sad news today...
Prince died earlier today at age 57 at his Paisley Park home and studio.
One of the most iconic musicians in music history, Prince's extensive career grew out of the music scene of his native Minneapolis, where he lived his entire life. His 1978 debut album For You and self-titled second LP, released in October 1979, kicked off an incredibly prolific run of albums that included 1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Sign O The Times and Batman, among others, throughout the 1980s at a clip of nearly one per year, evolving with each release.
It was 1984's Purple Rain -- his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 -- released in conjunction with the film of the same name, that cemented him as one of the greatest artists of his generation, earning him two Grammys, and Oscar and a victory over Michael Jackson's Thriller for Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the 1985 American Music Awards. Along the way, he worked with several bands under a series of pseudonyms, including The Time, the New Power Generation and The Revolution, as both frontman and producer.
Over his 35-plus-year career, he released 39 solo studio albums and never stopped releasing new material; since September 2014, he put out four new full-length records with his latest band, 3rd Eye Girl, continuously experimenting with psychedelic rock and intergalactic funk.
He was an extremely talented musician and artist whose career and life have ended way too soon.
He will be missed, but will be remembered and celebrated for his music for many years to come.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Good news from MTV: The Shannara Chronicles has been renewed for a second season...
MTV has ordered a second season of The Shannara Chronicles, its adaptation of the international best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks.
The Shannara Chronicles follows a trio of heroes who’ve embarked on a quest to stop a demon army bent on destroying humanity’s world. It stars Poppy Drayton as Amberle, an Elvin Princess; Invana Baquero as Eretria, a Human Rover; and Austin Butler as Wil, a Half-Elf, Half-Human.
Overall, I really enjoyed this series. The acting isn't Lord of the Rings-worthy, but the cinematography, effects and makeup are pretty outstanding.
I am looking forward to them announcing the Season 2 premiere date at some point in the future.
I'm all ears.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Very sad news last night...
TV, film and Broadway actress Doris Roberts, best known as Ray Romano’s (Raymond Barone) mother Marie on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, has died.
She was 90.
A St. Louis native, Roberts began her acting career in the early 1950s on TV’s Studio One, going on to appear in such series as The Naked City, Way Out, Ben Casey and The Defenders. She later segued to film in the 1960s and ’70s in titles such as A Lovely Way to Die, No Way to Treat a Lady, The Honeymoon Killers, Such Good Friends, Little Murders and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
However it was for her role as Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, which aired on CBS from 1996-2005, that she is best remembered. The role earned her seven Emmy nominations and four wins for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She was also nominated for the SAG Award three times and received the award for Best Ensemble.
She was a VERY funny lady who enjoyed a long and wonderful life and career.
She will definitely be missed.
Monday, April 18, 2016
A new trailer for Equals was released today...
It looks like it could be worth watching on HBO or renting one night.
I hope, one day, that Kristen Stewart is given a role where she plays a character that is actually happy and joyful.
Everything she's been in, so far, just appears to be the same sad character/actresses doing what they can to get through the story without crying or killing themselves.
The movie opens July 15th.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Entertainment Weekly is releasing a series of Captain America: Civil War covers that, when combined, merge into one larger image (above) for their Summer Movie Preview issue.
Here are closer looks at the individual covers...
Can't wait to see this movie when it opens on May 6th!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The first trailer for the upcoming Leonard Nimoy documentary, For the Love of Spock (directed by his son, Adam Nimoy), was just released...
The film premieres Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival’s television-oriented “Tune In” program. The film’s second Tribeca screening on April 18 will be followed by a panel discussion with Adam Nimoy, Zachary Quinto, “For the Love of Spock” producer David Zappone and critic Scott Mantz.
Adam Nimoy raised $662,640 last spring through a Kickstarter campaign to complete the documentary.
The project is aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek,” which aired for the first time on Sept. 8, 1966. Quinto, who portrayed Spock in the two latest “Star Trek” films, is narrating the doc.
I will definitely add this to my must-see list once it's released. He was awesome.
I'm not crying....YOU'RE crying!
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The first trailer for Doctor Strange was revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night....
This is another Marvel character that I know nothing about. However, the being said...this trailer looks pretty awesome (like a cross between Inception and Matrix, which is a great combo in my book!).
Plus, I love anything having to do with magic...so, I'm gonna be all over this when it comes out!
The movie opens November 4th.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released today...
This film takes place before the original 1977 Star Wars movie and focuses on a team of rebels who are tasked with trying to steal the plans to the Death Star.
It looks pretty amazing and seems very much in line with the look/feel of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The movie opens on December 16th.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
Swiss Army Man definitely has one of the weirdest trailers for a movie that I've seen in a VERY long time...
I'm not sure if Daniel Radcliffe is actually dead or just deadish, but it definitely looks like his body is being utilized for a variety of unusual tasks throughout this film.