10 items from 2016
The upcoming episode of Lip Sync Battle pits two sitcom coworkers against each other: Undateable's Brent Morin vs. Chris D'Elia. We already know that Morin will be performing Jackson 5's "ABC" but now we get a quick glimpse at D'Elia's choice. Chris D'Elia shows off his, uh, interesting dance moves while performing Demi Lovato's jam "Cool for the Summer." His dancing style may not be the greatest but he certainly gets points for enthusiasm. Watch the sneak peek below. The full episode airs this Thursday on Spike. »
- Pilot Viruet
Next in the installment of "obvious news finally being confirmed by important people", we can say that the Guardians of The Galaxy will be in Infinity War. The writers for Captain America: Civil War, and soon Infinity War, were interviewed by Nerdist in which the had a discussion on whether or not any of the powerful cosmic heroes would show up in some capacity in Infinity War. The writers then playfully made a comment on how both of Thanos' children showed up in Guardians Of The Galaxy, and that we should "do the math." Well, I don't know what more someone would need to finally have this news confirmed. Maybe the Russo's should tattoo "Gotg in Infinity War" on their forehead or something.
This info is also cool because we have an even broader mental image of the scope that these movies will have. This isn't going to be a personal film ala Civil War, »
- Nicholas Williams
[CUSTOM_PLAYER_BRIGHTCOVE "4842493958001"] Jackson Five star Tito Jackson has paid an emotional tribute to his "brother" David Gest, who died suddenly in London on Tuesday. "David was more like a brother to the family," Jackson told Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain Wednesday. "He was a lot of fun. Always joyful. Always the jokester. David shared some good times with us. We enjoyed David very much." Gest was discovered in his room at the Four Seasons Hotel in London just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Scotland Yard released a statement shortly afterwards describing his death as "unexplained" but "non-suspicious at this stage." Full »
- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn shared a rough thumbnail sketch of a scene he shot earlier today to his Twitter page. The image features the always cute Groot as he struggles to hold onto what appears to be some kind of lizard-like creature.
Towards the end of the first movie, Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) sacrificed himself to keep his friends from being obliterated. The protective cocoon he enveloped the rest of team in protected them from the impact when the ship went down, but poor Groot wasn’t quite so lucky. His pal Rocket kept a sapling, however, and during the mid-credits scene we discovered that “baby Groot” was regrowing nicely, and annoying Drax with an adorable Jackson 5 dance routine.
Many figured that the fan-favorite alien would be back to regular size for the sequel, but the official promo banner that was released to »
- Mark Cassidy
Despite sacrificing himself in Guardians of the Galaxy to save his friends on Xandar, Groot wasn.t lost forever. Thanks to Rocket snagging one of his friend.s twig remains, Groot was able to regrow, and when The Jackson 5.s "I Want You Back" started playing, moviegoers saw Baby Groot dancing away. However, Groot won.t be back to full size in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as evidenced by this new image from director James Gunn, where the young tree alien is holding something weird. We just shot this (from my original thumbnail sketch). #GotGVol2 #WhatWeShotWednesday pic.twitter.com/fm6DqT4bLL . James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 16, 2016 James Gunn posted this sketch he made on his social media accounts of Baby Groot, or rather, Toddler Groot at this point, holding an alien creature in his tiny hands. This scene was shot recently, but the director didn.t provide »
Back in November, months before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 started filming in Atlanta, writer-director James Gunn took to his Facebook page to shoot down a rumor about Star-Lord's (Chris Pratt) dad, revealing that would be the last time he'd ever address a rumor about the sequel. While he has kept to his word about addressing rumors, that hasn't stopped the filmmaker from revealing photos from the set. Earlier today, the filmmaker took to his Twitter and Facebook pages to kick off a new social media initiative called #WhatWeShotWednesday, where he reveals one of his personal hand-drawn sketches from one of the scenes he recently shot. Take a look at what he had to say below to his Facebook followers.
"Recently I mentioned how I draw every single shot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 before we ever shoot a frame. I'll spread whole scenes over my office »
Earlier today, we showed you the first photos from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, shared by writer-director James Gunn himself. The photos feature the director rehearsing with stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista and the director's brother Sean Gunn, who plays the on-set version of Rocket Raccoon. Chris Pratt also took to his Instagram page earlier today, to showcase his now-iconic Sony Walkman, which has the cassette tape of Awesome Mix Vol. 2. Here's what the actor had to say to his social media followers, revealing how "ecstatic" he is to be back on set.
"Feels good to be back in action on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2!!! I can't even tell you how excited I am. Ok I'll try. I'm ecstatic. I'm bursting with joy. I'm overwhelmed by feelings of enthusiasm, joy, gratitude, conviviality, camaraderie, elation, exhilaration. I just used an online thesaurus for these words. »
Lee Daniels will direct the documentary feature film “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” an authorized history of New York’s famed venue.
“I am honored to be entrusted with the story of this incredible American iconic institution and work with this team,” Daniels said. “I used to go to the Apollo Theater as a kid and never in a million years would I have imagined I would be back to be doing this – it is very special for me.”
The Apollo began operating in 1934 during the Harlem Renaissance and became the most prized venue on the “Chitlin’ Circuit” during the time of racial segregation in the United States. The Apollo was a key launch venue for Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson Five. Performers have included Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Gladys Knight, Sammy Davis Jr. and Billie Holiday.
- Dave McNary
Robert Balser, an animator who co-directed the cartoon sequences of the Beatles' 1968 musical fantasy film Yellow Submarine, passed away January 4th at a Los Angeles hospital following complications from respiratory failure. He was 88. Balser's widow Cima Balser confirmed her husband's death to the Animated World Network.
Yellow Submarine was Balser's first feature film in a career that would eventually span five decades. The animator and co-director Jack Stokes led a team of 200 artists in creating the cartoon Beatles' trippy journey to Pepperland to battle the Blue Meanies, a production that took 11 months and over $1 million. »
Robert Balser, animation director for The Beatles’ trippy animated musical Yellow Submarine who also worked on other iconic animated projects including Heavy Metal died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles of respiratory failure. He was 88. Born in 1927, Balser enjoyed a varied career stretching back to the 1950s. Among his work, the animated end titles from Around The World In 80 Days, the animated Jackson Five TV series from the 1970s, and The Glorious Muskateers. He… »
10 items from 2016
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