5 items from 2016
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New on DVD and Blu-ray
Steven Spielberg's mid-20th Century Cold War drama is nominated for six Academy Awards -- Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Rylance), Original Score, Production Design, Sound Mixing, and Original Screenplay. Tom Hanks stars as Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan, who is sent by the CIA on a near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. The movie is out on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD on February 2. Blu-ray bonus featurettes, which go behind-the-scenes of the film and showcase the real-life historical events, include "A Case of the Cold War: Bridge of Spies," "U-2 Spy Plane: Beale Air Force Base," "Spy Swap: Looking Back on the Final Act," and "Berlin 1961: Recreating the Divide. »
- Gina Carbone
Tensions are coming to a head over the approaching Oscars, as many stars continue to voice their opinions on the lack of diversity in this year's nominations while Academy members rush to defend the storied ceremony. Backlash against the Academy has been strong in the week following the announcement of the 2016 Oscar nominations, as many stars have publicly scoffed at the complete snub of non-white actors. While some big names have decided to skip the ceremony altogether - and are calling for host Chris Rock to do the same - others point to a larger diversity issue in Hollywood. Following »
- Lindsay Kimble
Despite the awkward failure of the "Jonah Hex" movie a few years ago, The CW's upcoming "Arrow" and "The Flash" spin-off series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" will include the iconic antihero western character.
EW reports that Hex, a legendary Civil War veteran-turned-bounty hunter with his own moral code and a horribly disfigured face, will first appear in the eleventh episode of the series with the option to recur. No word on who has been cast in the role at this point.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim says: "Ever since we decided that Legends would involve time travel, we were eager to do a story set in the Old West. But if you're going to do a story set in the DC Universe version of the Old West, you simply must include Jonah Hex in it. We're thrilled about bringing another well known, beloved DC character to television."
Josh Brolin previously played the character in the 2010 film, »
- Garth Franklin
Summer Glau is set to guest star opposite her former “Firefly” co-star Nathan Fillion, TVLine reports. Glau will show up in episode 14, playing private detective Kendall Frost who competes against Castle in solving a mystery.
This won’t be the first time “Castle” has hosted “Firefly” reunion. Previous episodes have welcomed former Serenity crew members Gina Torres and Adam Baldwin, guest-starring with their former captain.
Showtime is debuting the world television premiere of Spike Lee’s “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall” on Feb. 5. The documentary, which will air multiple times throughout the month, »
- Jacob Bryant
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5 items from 2016
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