4 items from 2016
Last March, director Kevin Smith revealed that he is making a sequel to his 1995 comedy Mallrats, with the filmmaker teasing the addition of practically every main cast member from the original movie. Last May, the filmmaker said that the sequel will be called MallBrats, and that he has a completed script, with another report from September revealing that shooting would begin in January 2016. That was the last we heard about the project, but during a new radio interview, the filmmaker revealed that this sequel has now transformered into a TV series.
Kevin Smith explained in a previous update that he would shoot Mallrats 2 at the Exton Square Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but as he revealed in a radio interview with Philadelphia's Wmmr, his plan hit a big snag. The director's agent originally told him that Universal would likely just let the rights to Mallrats go for the director to make a sequel. »
Longtime AC/DC singer Brian Johnson felt that he was “kicked to the curb” by his bandmates after the band postponed a string of tour dates and announced that they would probably reschedule the shows with a guest vocalist. At least, that’s the word from comedian Jim Breuer, who detailed a conversation he had with Johnson at the singer’s home. On his podcast, Breuer recalled visiting Johnson at his Florida residence and finding Johnson in a grim mood. “He was depressed; I’ve never seen him down before,” Breuer recalled. “He wasn’t upset about his health; he »
- Tim Kenneally
Many in the hard rock world were shook all night long when word came out that AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was told by doctors to stop touring immediately because he faces major hearing problems. But just days removed from this announcement, Johnson is changing his tune, and it's starting to look like he was booted from the band. According to Johnson’s friend, comedian and broadcaster Jim Breuer, the singer “feels like he just kind of got kicked to the curb.” Breuer broke the news during an interview on The Metal In Me podcast. Breuer added, “He was depressed. I’ve never seen him down before. He’s really depressed.” This is the second departure from the legendary band in recent years. In 2014, founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young had to retire due to dementia. Johnson joined AC/DC in 1980 following the death of the band’s then lead singer Bon Scott. »
- David Eckstein
With Dirty Grandpa, we may have officially reached the point where a Robert De Niro impression is guaranteed to be more enjoyable than a Robert De Niro performance. Fortunately, the indisputable fact that he's one of the most iconic actors in movie history means that there's a ton of imitators out there.
If the man behind Travis Bickle, Jake La Motta and young Vito Corleone isn't quite as common a target as Christopher Walken or Al Pacino, that's only because he's a little bit harder to get right (watch the »
4 items from 2016
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