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In a few months, we will be getting a reboot of the Universal monster franchise, The Mummy. This film will kick off a shared universe of monsters that contain such iconic characters as the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the creature from the Black Lagoon, and of course, Dracula.
We’ve only seen a teaser and a trailer for one film thus far, but Universal is still starting to put all the other pieces in place in case of success. We already know they’re starting work on other films like The Wolf Man and Van Helsing, but it sounds like they’re already taking some pretty big steps for another film of theirs, Bride of Frankenstein.
- Joseph Medina
His history of underperforming at the box office makes predicting a post-Marvel career tricky.
If the image of a bearded, flannel-clad Chris Evans playing a single uncle isn’t enough to lure throngs of women to the movies, I don’t know what will. In his latest film, Gifted, Evans plays Frank Adler, the aforementioned single uncle to a spunky six year-old gifted child, Mary (Mckenna Grace). Frank is caring for his niece after the unexpected death of his sister and he yearns for the child to have a normal and healthy life. After he sends Mary off on her first day of school, her teacher, Bonnie (Jenny Slate), notices the child’s remarkable abilities and alerts the school’s principal. Mary is offered a chance to attend a prestigious school for gifted children, which Frank promptly declines. This kicks off a custody battle between Frank and his estranged mother, Evelyn »
- Jamie Righetti
In a year filled with shocking and untimely celebrity deaths, Bill Paxton’s passing has been especially devastating for the Hollywood community. His spirit and vitality on and off set has left even those who never knew him feeling as if they’d lost an old friend.
For his real friends — those who saw his energy and love for life everyday — his death last month at the age of 61 still feels like an impossible mistake. Nathan Morlando, who directed Paxton on his final film shoot for the indie-thriller Mean Dreams, opens up to People about losing a friend and a unique talent. »
- Mike Miller
Ricki Lake is trying to let go.
More than a week after her ex-husband, jewelry designer Christian Evans, committed suicide at age 45 amid his battle with bipolar disorder, Lake was still “in disbelief,” she tells People in this week’s issue. “I have some bouts of peace, but it’s hard to swallow that this was supposed to happen,” she says.
When the actress and former talk show host, 48, began dating Evans in September 2010, he was upfront about being diagnosed with the illness earlier in his life but did not like taking medication. “He would self-medicate,” Lake says. “He had »
- Julie Jordan
4 items from 2017
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