Monday, July 16, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
The rumored Downton Abbey movie has now been confirmed and starts filming this summer!!
It’s official, the Downton Abbey movie is a go. Focus Features has set production with Carnival Films to begin this summer for a return to all things Crawley. The original principal cast, including Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and more, are set to reprise their upstairs/downstairs roles with Focus and Universal Pictures International distributing.
Creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay and will produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Brian Percival (The Book Thief), who directed the series’ pilot, will helm the film. Nigel Marchant will also return to executive produce.
The game-changing Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them for six seasons on the UK’s ITV and PBS’ Masterpiece in the U.S., garnering a massive worldwide following and helping to kick-off the so-called new golden age of television while making period drama chic again — we also learned terms like “entail” and, famously, mused “what is a weekend?” The series won three Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmys (out of 69 nominations in total) and a special BAFTA. Downton is the most nominated non-U.S. television show in the history of the Emmys.
And this is exactly how I feel about that...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The first trailer for Life Itself (from the creator of This Is Us) was released today...
It's got a great cast (including Jean Smart!) and looks like, yet, another ugly-cry movie for me to add to my list.
The movie opens on September 21st.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
To go along with all of the World Cup fever, it looks like Cristiano Ronaldo might just be taking us home with him...
In what would be one of its biggest programming splashes yet, Facebook Watch is in talks with soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for a reality series about his day-to-day life.
The planned 13-episode series would add to the sports lineup at Facebook Watch, which already distributes the basketball-themed Ball in the Family and Tom Brady close-up Tom vs. Time. While the social media giant has not disclosed viewership data, the strong promotional hooks and manageable production requirements of sports shows make them well-suited to a platform like Facebook.
In May, Watch boarded a scripted soccer drama with Ronaldo attached as an executive producer. That show comes with a series commitment and its other producers include the co-creators of Memphis Beat and former ABC programming chief Paul Lee’s independent studio, wiip.
I have no idea why anyone would watch this.
I stand corrected.
Monday, July 2, 2018
The first poster for the movie Glass, which is a sequel to the films Unbreakable and Split, was released today.
It will be interesting to see how M. Night Shyamalan ties both of those movies and original casts into a trilogy of films. I really enjoyed Unbreakable when it came out 18 years ago and Split is on my list to watch soon.
Here's hoping it turns out great.
Glass opens on January 18th.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
A new trailer for A House With A Clock In Its Walls was released today...
It looks like a fun old school Disney movie, but with cool effects, Cate Blanchett, and a gang of evil pumpkins.
I hate pumpkins too.
I'm looking forward to seeing this when it opens on September 21st.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
I love io9's recaps of TV shows and this one for last night's Westworld finale is spot-on.
I didn't catch or understand half of the things they point out in the article.
My brain was so tired after watching it last night.
It still is.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Very sad news today...
Koko, the gorilla whose apparent aptitude for sign language endeared her to fans around the world, died in her sleep on Tuesday morning in California, according to the Gorilla Foundation, which oversaw her care. She was 46.
Koko became an instant celebrity in her youth thanks to an early facility with American Sign Language. That fame was bolstered over the years as Koko, a western lowland gorilla, charmed entertainers like Fred Rogers and Robin Williams as well as their audiences.
By the age of 4, Koko had developed a vocabulary of more than 170 words and showed an ability to use language creatively. Koko’s language skills earned her a spot on the cover of National Geographic in 1978 and 1985, and she was the subject of many documentaries. By the time of her death, Koko’s vocabulary had ballooned to more than 2,000 words.
I think just about everyone on the planet has heard of or seen at least an article or documentary about Koko over the years.
What an amazing life she had.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The first photo of Linda Hamilton filming the new Terminator sequel was tweeted out today.
I don't know that we need another Terminator movie, but she and Arnold are both in it and it takes place after Terminator 2 (ignoring all the terrible sequels that came after it)...so we'll see how that turns out.
Good or bad, the film opens on November 22, 2019.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
If you like Will and Grace, then you'll certainly enjoy this fun blooper reel that was just released from the new season.
I don't know how any of them keep a straight (so to speak) face during filming of these episodes.
The good news is that we have a new season heading our way in the fall.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Gal Gadot tweeted out the first picture of her back in costume while filming Wonder Woman 1984 in Washington, D.C. now.
Plus, a few shots of her filming some wire work on the streets today also appeared online...
I can't wait until it opens on November 1st, 2019!
Thursday, June 14, 2018
This looks like an interesting documentary...
It seems like Scotty was the go-to-guy at the local gas station for just about anything that anyone wanted, sexually, in Hollywood back in the day.
You can't even get someone to wash your windows at a gas pump today.
I'll be looking for this to, hopefully, show up on Netflix one of these days soon.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Two interesting tweets went out today and it appears that the "late" Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) somehow shows up in the 1980s for the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 sequel, which is now filming.
I'm not quite sure how they plan to bring him back, considering it appeared that he died during WW1, but I'm sure they have some crafty twist that'll justify bringing him (or a vision/version of him) into the 1980s.
I guess we'll just have to wait until the movie opens November 1st, 2019.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War has crossed a pretty major financial milestone in a very short amount of time...
Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has officially crossed the $2 billion worldwide box office mark, joining only three other titles to make that claim: Avatar ($2.78 billion), Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.06B).
Infinity War worldwide is Marvel’s highest release ever topping 2012’s Avengers ($1.5 billion), and followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) and Black Panther ($1.345 billion). Infinity War completes the feat in its 48th day of release.
Stateside, it’s still going strong, taking 5th place in weekend 7 with $7.2M for a running total of $656.1M, the fifth highest grossing title of all time through June 11. Pic holds the record for biggest domestic debut ever with $257.7M in its opening weekend.
Internationally, Infinity War is the third highest grossing release ever with $1.346B. Its domestic and international debuts over the April 27 weekend combined for a record-shattering global opening of $640.5M even without China. The film opened to a massive $199.3M in China two weeks after the global debut and has gone on to become the third biggest release ever in the country with $369.7M to date.
I wonder if Marvel would just divert the interest payments for these films into my bank account?
They'd barely notice the difference.
But, I definitely would.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
The first trailer for the new Halloween sequel, starring Jamie Lee Curtis was released today...
It looks like they are trying to give it the same look/feel as the original, which is good. I'm not big on movies being too stabby, but if it's not a gore-fest, I just might go see this.
The movie opens on October 19th.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The first trailer for the remake of A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and directed by and co-starring Bradley Cooper, was released today...
It doesn't look too bad, although not sure I'll rush out to the theater to see it. But, it would certainly make for a good Netflix night on the couch.
The movie opens on October 5th.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The first full trailer for Mortal Engines was released today...
A future where large cities are actually on wheels...interesting concept.
I wonder how many miles-per-gallon they get?
I guess we'll find out when the movie opens in December.
Monday, June 4, 2018
It looks like we're going to get another Legally Blonde movie soon...
MGM is near a deal with Reese Witherspoon to reprise her role as the precocious, idealistic Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 3, and they’ve brought back most of the creative team from the first film.
It has been 17 years since the original, and the sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde came out in 2003. But the film has been a staple for young-female audiences who’ve rediscovered it on DVD or through the hit stage musical that continues to tour. The original grossed $141 million worldwide on an $18 million budget, and the sequel brought in $124 million on a $45 million budget.
The world can certainly use Elle Woods now.
Let's hope she brings the laughs along with her when she shows up again.
Friday, June 1, 2018
The first trailer for Peppermint, starring Jennifer Garner, was released...
Although the title is a bit soft for this type of movie, it does look like Alias: The Movie (and I loved the TV series), so I definitely plan to see it.
The movie opens sometime in September (TBD).
Monday, May 28, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Zachary Levi shared the first unofficial look at himself in costume as Shazam! on Twitter.
I guess he looks Shazam!-ish, while drinking a beverage.
A trailer hasn't been released yet, so I'll hold off judgement until I see that before I decide whether I'm going to go see it when it opens on April 5th.
Monday, May 21, 2018
The Netflix trailer for the fourth, and final, season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was released...
I love this show and am really bummed that this will be the final season.
But, I'll take what I can get and am looking forward to the new season that starts streaming next week on May 30th.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The new Lost in Space on Netflix got renewed for a second season...
The Robinson family will continue to find themselves lost in intergalactic adventures. A month after Lost In Space‘s premiere, the sci-fi series has been renewed for a second season.
The pickup comes after a strong launch for the show. According to data released by Nielsen, Lost In Space garnered 3.16 million viewers overall on its first day of release, Netflix’s third best premiere-day viewership in the past year behind Season 2 of Stranger Things and movie Bright.
I really enjoyed the first season and am very happy that it's getting another one!
Monday, May 14, 2018
Very sad news today...
Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the 1970s and ’80s Superman movies and starred in many other films including The Amityville Horror before struggling with mental illness in her later years, has died. She was 69.
Her other films of that era included The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, The Gravy Train with Stacy Keach and opposite Peter Fonda in 92 in the Shade. After the runaway success of the first Superman movie — “You’ll believe a man can fly,” was the tagline 40 years ago — Kidder starred in Shoot the Sun Down (1978) with Christopher Walken before playing Kathy Lutz alongside James Brolin and Rod Steiger in the 1979 classic creepshow The Amityville Horror.
She will be missed.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
It appears that we're going to be getting a new Bill and Ted movie very soon...
‘Most Excellent!’ 27 years after we last saw the totally radical pairing of Ted “Theodore” Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq., Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are now confirmed to reprise their roles in a third Bill & Ted movie called "Bill & Ted Face The Music".
Currently in pre-production, the movie has been written by the franchise’s original creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black) with Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) confirmed to direct.
Does the world need this sequel?
Monday, May 7, 2018
Deadpool 2 continues it's creative promotional machine by releasing a song and video from the movie, beautifully performed by Celine Dion and featuring an interpretive dancing Deadpool.
The speech he gives her at the end about singing it too well and that she should really tone it down was hilarious.
Here is a behind-the-scenes video for the...video.
Deadpool 2 opens on May 18th.
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