4 items from 2016
In his special post–Super Bowl show, James Corden brought out 75 percent of the stars of the upcoming Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Aubrey Plaza has no time for late-night shenanigans) to reenact their favorite sporting moments — all of which, because these are artists, happened on film. Was this primarily an excuse for James Corden to put on a blonde wig and pretend to be Ali Larter? Of course! But the segment also let Anna Kendrick break out her Sandra Bullock impression, Adam Devine dress up like Mr. Miyagi, and everyone else make fun of Zac Efron for being in High School Musical. We're all in this together! »
- Nate Jones
If you've ever fantasized about James Corden wearing nothing but a whipped cream bikini, you're in luck. For the Late Late Show's post-Super Bowl episode Sunday night, the host got actors Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine to help him recreate the best cinematic tributes to athleticism in a skit called "History of Sports Movies in 7 Minutes" - including Ali Larter's sweet seduction scene from 1999's Varsity Blues. "Uh ... we cut this bit," Efron, 28, said as Corden, 37, sauntered in front of the green screen in a blonde wig (and not much else). "Right. It's still a treat for the ladies, »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
Beyoncé surprise music video and new single, "Formation," included a surprise reference to Red Lobster. Specifically: "When he f--- me good, I take him to Red Lobster," she sang. A few hours later, the seafood chain tweeted a nod to the shout-out, writing Saturday, "Cheddar Bey Biscuits" has a nice ring to it, don't you think? #Formation @Beyonce." "Cheddar Bey Biscuits" has a nice ring to it, don't you think? #Formation @Beyonce pic.twitter.com/QzgVtYAKNo— Red Lobster (@redlobster) February 7, 2016 (No tricky thing, finding the brand-safe intersection between cleverness and sexually-explicit references to food.) Many social media followers, however, weren't feeling the response. »
- Adam Carlson, @acarlson91
Press Release: Los Angeles (January 19, 2016) – XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the thriller Sun Choke and will release the film this Summer on its acclaimed “MacAbre” genre label. The film has played over a dozen festivals including FrightFest and the Stanley Film Festival.
Written and directed by Ben Cresciman (Negative Space), Sun Choke stars iconic horror film actress Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Re-Animator, Lords of Salem), Sarah Hagan (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Sara Malakul Lane (17 & Life: Jailbait, the upcoming Kickboxer: Vengeance) along with Evan Jones, Joe Nieves and Jim Boeven. The film features a haunting score by noted musician/producer Boom Bip (aka Bryan Hollon).
“Sun Choke is a deeply unsettling psychological thriller in the vein of »
- Derek Anderson
4 items from 2016
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