5 items from 2017
Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Donnie Darko, and Arrow Films is making sure that the film celebrates in style. They've teamed up with director Richard Kelly for a 4K restoration of the beloved cult movie, and following its UK theatrical release that began late last year, the 4K presentation is now coming to big screens in the Us (and on a new Blu-ray release this April). Recently, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Kelly to reflect on the making of Donnie Darko, restoring it in 4K, potentially returning to the world of Southland Tales, and the intriguing multiverse connection between his movies.
Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today, Richard. How did the restoration and the theatrical re-release of Donnie Darko come about? Did Arrow Films approach you, and was this something that you had been wanting to do anyway?
Richard Kelly: Yes, »
- Derek Anderson
ABC is jumping back into the reality singing-competition genre and adding a twist. The network has given a 10-episode series order to “Boy Band,” a show that will pit singers against one another in a battle to join the next music-group sensation, Variety has learned exclusively. Produced by Matador Content (“Lip Sync Battle”), the series is set to debut this summer on the Alphabet.
No host or judges have been selected yet, but insiders say that ABC is out to a number of boy-band and girl-band members past and present for the role of host and for the judges panel. The judges will be called “architects,” and will serve as mentors.
Performers will compete for spots in a band with a recording contract at Hollywood Records, with viewers voting live at home for their five favorite potential members. “Boy Band” will be executive produced by Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Mun, and »
- Daniel Holloway and Elizabeth Wagmeister
Justin Timberlake is getting candid about what it's like being a child star.
The 36-year-old singer opened up about his childhood spent in the spotlight in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and how it's affected his own thoughts on raising his son, Silas.
"I think we can all agree that I did not have a normal childhood," Timberlake tells the magazine, reminiscing about being chased by mobs of teenage girls when he was just 15 years old. "I have some faint images from my childhood, but no, I can't really remember not being famous."
"We were at the age when you just soak in everything," Timberlake says of »
Sold-out stadiums, packed festival stages and … living rooms?
Long before heading to the Grammy Awards as 2017 nominees, stars like Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake were honing their crafts as tiny tots.
Check out these award-worthy musicians’ humble beginnings before they come together at the awards on Feb. 12.
Leading the ceremony’s nominees with an impressive nine nominations, the Lemonade singer knew all about wowing a crowd years before becoming a “Grown Woman.” In fact, a home video clip that was used in her “Grown Woman” video proves just how “bad” she’s always been.
Her performance chops were also in »
- Lydia Price
The biggest superstars in the world need no introduction, but they weren’t always so recognizable — or successful. Behind every A-list career is years of hustle and determination. Need some inspo to kickstart the next stage of your life? Check out what 10 of the world’s most massive superstars have to say about their humble beginnings.
“I thought, ‘Oh, awesome, I’m gonna get to deal with Universal!’” Taylor recalled to Entertainment Weekly in 2008. “I get this call a couple of weeks later, after I do this showcase, and Scott ’s onboard and everything’s rocking. He goes, »
- Maggie Malach
5 items from 2017
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