4 items from 2015
Word of mouth about Netflix must be pretty damn good in the Jolie-Pitt house. Almost two months after Brad Pitt shook hands with the company to have them distribute his upcoming star/producer project War Machine, a satirical comedy and departure-from-the-norm for Animal Kingdom/The Rover director David Michod, Angelina Jolie is teaming with the streaming site for her fourth directorial effort, the Loung Ung biography First They Killed My Father. amz asin="0060856262" size="small"The feature is an adaptation of Ung's best-selling memoir of the same name, who helped co-adapt the screenplay with Jolie. The two are reported to be very close friends from a bond beginning in 2001, one year after her book was published to wide-spread acclaim. The superstar reached out to her at the time with her love and praise for her words, and they've tried to turn this into a feature since. Jolie is also on board to produce the feature, »
- Will Ashton
Fatal Attraction: Back in 1987, Fatal Attraction captured the zeitgeist of the nation, as cheating husband Michael Douglas pays a heavy price when he has a one-night stand with Glenn Close, who declares, "I'm not gonna be ignored." Adrian Lyne's thriller will now be transformed into an "event series" by Mad Men veterans Maria and Andre Jacquemetton, who will write and produce a new version for television that will once again explore the consequences of adultery. Maybe this time the rabbit lives? [Deadline] Kong: Skull Island: Sad to say, Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons have both departed Kong: Skull Island, a prequel set on the island where King Kong lives amidst an army of dinosaurs. Reportedly, it's because the production start date...
- Peter Martin
With a catalog that spans from Barbra Streisand to Queen, the Beatles to Adele, original songs and many more, the “Glee” cast has quite the menu to choose from when it comes to naming musical highlights from the past six seasons. The group took time out at PaleyFest to talk about some of the most memorable numbers from their years at McKinley High, including the most challenging.
In season one the show took on its first tribute episode, “The Power of Madonna,” and Jane Lynch says one song required more rehearsals and pre-production meetings than any other and was still quite the undertaking: “Vogue.”
“There was one step that I just didn’t get until they started rolling the cameras and it just happened magically,” Lynch said of the sequence, which re-creates Madonna’s music video for the hit tune. She laughed that she told the crew the one take »
- Shelli Weinstein
A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I come across a chupacabra... "Maybe this time, things end different." -Boyd Last week, I wrote that I looked forward to "seeing the very stupid way" in which Choo-Choo would died, thinking about the accidental demises of White Boy Bob in "Out of Sight," or Danny Crowe when he tried to test his 21-foot rule theory on Raylan last season. "Alive Day" appears to kill off our latest impulsive man of violence, who fails to get crushed by his namesake, but instead expires from wounds acquired in a shootout with Raylan, Tim, Ty Walker and some of Avery Markham's other mercs. And it's not just the method of Choo-Choo's death that's a surprise, but the tone of it. Introduced as perhaps the dumbest and strongest of the series' many dumb strong guys, he instead turns out to be someone »
- Alan Sepinwall
4 items from 2015
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