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Lindalee Rose may only be an elementary school-aged kid, but she’s already established a solid career as a celebrity interviewer with her own YouTube channel. Because she’s so young, she frequently gets people to open up more than they would during a traditional red carpet interview. And she put her skills to good use at the premiere of the new Ghostbusters. During the five-minute video, she gets Melissa McCarthy to teach her a secret handshake, makes Leslie Jones laugh, and sings the “Ghostbusters” theme song with Ray Parker Jr.
But as with the film itself, Kate McKinnon once again steals the show. In fact her segment is so delightful that Rose’s YouTube channel released it as its own video. McKinnon is obviously instantly charmed by Rose and even more delighted to get to answer a question about working with science and technology in the film. “When I »
- Caroline Siede
Melissa McCarthy is showing the people who work for her who’s in charge again as her box office hit comedy, ‘The Boss,’ is set to be released tomorrow on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand. In honor of the film’s home release, Shockya is debuting an exclusive clip, titled ‘They Do Look Moist.’ The extended scene features McCarthy’s character, Michelle Darnell, making jokes at the expense of one of the men who are moving her furniture into her home. When he asks where she wants them to put her mattress, she ridicules him by saying she wants it set up in the kitchen, instead of in the bedroom where they set [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Hollywood and Star Wars fans alike are abuzz with the news of a spinoff movie centered around a young Han Solo, and although the film has already found its lead in Hail, Caesar! actor Alden Ehrenreich, a few more celebrities apparently wanted to audition for the iconic role. In a hilarious video courtesy of Conan, Melissa McCarthy, Adam Sandler, Bill Hader, and even 50 Cent slip on Han's vest and totally botch their lines. From confusing "parsecs" with "parsnips," to imitating Tauntauns, it definitely rivals Saturday Night Live's infamous, awkward Star Wars: The Force Awakens auditions. Check it out above! »
- Quinn Keaney
Over 3,000 people auditioned for Young Han Solo before the role went to Alden Ehrenreich and, over the weekend, Conan imagined how the failed auditions went. In this new clip, we see everyone from Melissa McCarthy to Adam Sandler to 50 Cent all audition for the coveted Star Wars role. The auditions go a bit off the rails — Bill Hader does perfect impressions of other characters; McCarthy confuses the movie with Harry Potter — but they're all as funny as expected, especially when even bigger names like Jodie Foster and Adam Sandler show up. Sure, none of these celebrities got the part but we'd watch any of them play Young Han Solo in an instant. »
- Pilot Viruet
Alden Ehrenreich is officially the new Han Solo, having nabbed the role for the upcoming “Star Wars” anthology film. But the casting process wasn’t easy, and he apparently had to beat out some seriously A-list stars to score the highly coveted role.
In a clip TBS’ “Conan” aired this weekend, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Sandler, 50 Cent, Jodie Foster and “Silicon Valley’s” Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani put on the famous smuggler’s vest and try to become a part of the franchise. Though McCarthy certainly brings conviction to her audition, the wigged “Ghostbusters” star confuses “Star Wars” for the Harry Potter franchise, and isn’t quite sure was a parsec is, confusing it for parsnips.
“Parsnips is funnier,” she assures the casting director. “No one knows what a parsec is.”
Hader, who kicks off the clip, tries to take a different approach to the Han Solo character. “He »
- Alex Stedman
Topped by Star Trek Beyond, five films grossed over $20 million this weekend for the first time since May 24, 2015 and for only the sixth time ever*. In the five previous instances $45.6 million was the largest gross for the #1 film when Monsters University topped the weekend back on June 30, 2013, which separates this weekend from the rest thanks to the estimated $59.6 million Beyond delivered in its debut performance. Also opening this weekend, and topping the $20 million threshold, was the impressive performance from New Line and Warner's Lights Out along with the rather disappointing opening for Ice Age: Collision Course. Overall, the top twelve grossed over $183 million, up 29.4% when compared to the same weekend last year. The estimated $59.6 million opening for Star Trek Beyond is enough to take #1 for the weekend, but that's a 15% drop compared to the $70.1 million opening for Star Trek Into Darkness, and that's not including the $13.5 million it carried into »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have only one requirement of a comedy: It must make me laugh. A chuckle is fine. A smile or a grin is appreciated. A knee slap is great. However if you promise me a comedy, at some point i’m going to have to laugh. The Jackass movies are childish larks of grown men performing ridiculous stunts and abuse to themselves, but when those guys jump into a shopping cart and crash into a garbage dumpster, I’m laughing. Or when i’m watching Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon doing their Michael Caine impressions over a nice meal, I’m laughing. Or when the Kristen Wiig and the cast of Bridesmaids are dealing with a bout of food poisoning and desperate to find a private place to void their bowels, I’m laughing. Not all comedies work and humor is very much a subjective experience. »
- Anghus Houvouras
Mattel is reporting strong early sales for its line of toys based on the female-led “Ghostbusters” — from both boys and girls.
In keeping with the tagline “Everybody wants to be a Ghostbuster,” Mattel’s retail strategy was to sell the female-led Ghostbusters action figures in the boys’ toy aisle. The sales figures at the top retailers in the country have exceeded expectations, the toymaker reported Friday.
Children have also supported the Sony movie, which has grossed $62 million domestically in its first six days. According to comScore Post Track, that demographic gave “Ghostbusters” a 4-1/2 star score this past weekend.
Mattel said “Ghostbusters” action figures and character mini-figures, the Ecto vehicle and the Proton pack are all selling well.
“We’re thrilled with the response to the new Ghostbusters toy line,” said Joe Lawandus, senior VP of design and marketing for Mattel’s Toy Box. “We worked closely with Sony to »
- Dave McNary
Leslie Jones has proven she's adept at battling ghosts - and Twitter trolls. A few days after exposing several users who were attacking her on the site, the Ghostbusters star went on Late Night with Seth Meyers and told the host the jabs were a sad, incessant reality for her." "The insults didn't hurt me. Unfortunately, I'm used to the insults," Jones, 48, told her former Saturday Night Live costar. What did scare her, however, was "the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause." Jones and the rest of the Ghostbusters cast have been »
- Ale Russian, @russian_ale
Leslie Jones has proven she's adept at battling ghosts - and Twitter trolls. A few days after exposing several users who were attacking her on the site, the Ghostbusters star went on Late Night with Seth Meyers and told the host the jabs ultimately didn't bother her. "The insults didn't hurt me. Unfortunately, I'm used to the insults," Jones, 48, told her former Saturday Night Live costar. What did scare her, however, was "the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause." Jones and the rest of the Ghostbusters cast have been the target of »
- Ale Russian, @russian_ale
When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, you call the Ghostbusters. But when the Ghostbusters aren’t quite up for the challenge, you call their stunt doubles. Meredith Richardson, Luci Romberg, Alyma Dorsey, and Jessi Fisher doubled for Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kristen Wiig, respectively, in the new Ghostbusters remake. And on their last day on set, the four women put together a little dance to celebrate the project:
Richardson posted the video on her Instagram, and it captures not only the ladies’ sweet moves but also what sounds like the main cast laughing at their antics. It’s almost eerie to watch the look-alikes, who each do a spot-on job of capturing the physicality of the star they’re playing. And their Instagrams are a treasure trove of more great Ghostbusters-related material:
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- Caroline Siede
Over the past several months, networks have been making major decisions about what shows will be granted another season. Which shows will return this Fall? Which comedies and dramas are getting one final season? What is disappearing into the night, never to be seen again? Take a look below to find out the fate of your favorite shows, and if it's not on this list, it's probably on our previous scorecard! Image Source: Netflix What's Been Renewed ABC Once Upon a Time: Just ahead of its highly anticipated 100th episode, the fantasy series has been picked up for its sixth season. Scandal: The heart-stopping political drama will return for a sixth season. Grey's Anatomy: The iconic medical drama is officially coming back for season 13! How to Get Away With Murder:: This crazy-addictive, insane show will be covering up murders for a third season. Modern Family: ABC's »
- Maggie Pehanick
Two more sequels arrive this weekend and, like several sequels this year, both are looking to underperform when compared to the previous installment in their respective franchises. Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course represent the 21st and 22nd wide release sequels this year after only four (Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War, The Purge: Election Year and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) have been able to outperform their franchise predecessor at the domestic box office. Also opening this weekend is the new PG-13 thriller Lights Out from producer James Wan as well as the moderate roll out of Fox Searchlight's Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie while Hillary's America expands nationwide into over 1,200 theaters. Targeting a first place finish is Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the rebooted franchise and the first with someone other than J.J. Abrams at the helm. Those duties fell on the shoulders of »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
After months of dealing with all the Internet noise surrounding the lead-up to the new Ghostbusters, the reboot’s co-writer found herself in a peaceful, picturesque place as the movie hit theaters: Hawaii. Katie Dippold, who co-wrote Ghostbusters with Paul Feig (her second feature with him, following The Heat), is in Oahu – though for work, not vacation, in the midst of production for her untitled mother-daughter comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. Dippold was en route to the movie’s first night shoot when I talked with her yesterday evening (late afternoon Hawaii time). “If I sound distant, I’m lost, trying to find my way to set on this island,” she said shortly after we got on the phone. But she stayed engaged in the conversation throughout our 30-minute chat (and made it safely to set), recalling plenty of laughter-inducing moments from the Ghostbusters production, describing the some »
- Emily Rome
Academy Award®-nominated Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) takes charge in the outrageous, hilarious new comedy The Boss, arriving on Digital HD on July 12, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on July 26, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature even more fun and hilarity with deleted scenes, extended scenes, a gag reel, and alternate ending not seen in theaters! The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD also feature even more extras including an exclusive look at Melissa’s original 2005 comedy performance as Michelle Darnell at the world famous Groundlings – the act that brought The Boss to life!
Melissa McCarthy stars as Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget. With nowhere »
- Movie Geeks
Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, Sony Pictures partnered up with the ride-sharing service Lyft to offer free rides in the Ecto-1 to promote Ghostbusters, which hit theaters last weekend. The promotion was only available in five cities across the country, but now fans who are attending San Diego Comic-Con this week will be able to get in on the fun. Lyft heard from San Diegans loud and clear that they wanted a chance to experience Ghost Mode, so they're bringing the Ecto-1 back to life, and just in time for Comic-Con.
The Lyft Ghost Mode will be available to all users at Comic-Con, which runs from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Ghost Mode will only be available from 11 Am to 7 Pm local time. Passengers can toggle into Ghost Mode on Lyft and request a free ride in an Ecto-1 car from the Ghostbusters movie. Ghost Mode will feature »
Commercials and trailers for Warner Bros. The Legend of Tarzan would leave you hard-pressed to find the story before you saw Alexander Skarsgard’s abs. Even the marketing material, with images of Skarsgard in the rain, begs for women to put the image on their cell phones with the tacit reminder that The Legend of Tarzan comes out in July. Yet Twitter and Facebook was littered with women saying how horrible the film looked but that they were planning to watch it anyway because of its shameless promotion of male skin.
The rampant thirst was enough for me to dub The Legend of Tarzan the Magic Mike of 2016 for tapping into women’s yearning for male skin in a cinematic world where women’s bodies are part and parcel of moviemaking today. Director David Yates must have had an awareness of the desert wasteland that is male nudity »
- Kristen Lopez
Common wants to see this country's youth with a college degree. The Oscar winner has teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and a handful of celebrity faces, including Ghostbusters' Melissa McCarthy and Hollywood legend Robert DeNiro, to raise awareness about the Reach Higher campaign with a brand new public service announcement celebrating College Signing Day. According to the Suicide Squad star himself, Common was quickly on board to help after hearing about the opportunity from the first lady. "I love the first lady. She's inspirational to me and I feel like she's very authentic and down to earth and sincere," he told E! News. "Attending college is something »
How the Filmmaker Honors Women by Capturing Our World Authentically.
In case you missed it during your trip to Mars: the new, very funny and in some ways, revolutionary Ghostbusters — co-written by Katie Dippold and Paul Feig — stars four exceptional women in lead roles. After much noisy whining and many buckets of tears shed by insecure manbabies, we finally know that the Paul Feig-directed remake is indeed very good, stands on its own as a fresh take on an existing universe and resides harmoniously alongside the original film that came 32 years before it. But that’s not all. We also know that the new Ghostbusters thankfully isn’t just a simplistic gender-swapped comedy that forces male-centric themes onto its story just for the sake of being gentle on the aforementioned manbaby crusaders and skeptics. It is instead unapologetically true to the female experience in portraying its lead characters (played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig »
- Tomris Laffly
Well, it wasn’t quite the unmitigated disaster many were predicting, with Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot opening to a decent enough $46 million in its domestic opening weekend (albeit in second place behind The Secret Life of Pets). International takings from a few major markets including the UK and Australia weren’t too strong though, adding just $18.1 million for a worldwide debut of $64.1 million.
Given its net production budget of $144 million, and marketing costs, THR estimates that the film will need to earn $375 – $400 million to break even – something that looks highly unlikely at this point, particularly with China refusing it a release and Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course set to cut into its audience.
Still, according to Sony’s Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution, the studio is very happy with the result, and he has no doubt we’ll see the gang back together for a sequel, »
- Gary Collinson
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