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While Chadwick Boseman will be most seen as a superhero on the big screen, he’s no stranger to playing real-life icons. After Jackie Robinson and James Brown, he’s portrayed Thurgood Marshall for a new historical drama this fall, aptly titled Marshall, and now the first trailer has arrived.
Directed by Reginald Hudlin (The Ladies Man, House Party) in his first film in 15 years, the story tells the early days of the man who would go on to sit on the Supreme Court, as he got experience with criminal law. Set for a mid-October release, this one seems primed to debut at Tiff, so check back for our take in a few months.
Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, Marshall, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days – a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.
Marshall opens on October 13, 2017. »
- Jordan Raup
Get ready for Wonder Woman 2!
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While Warner Bros. has not yet confirmed whether Jenkins will direct the sequel, Et's source reveals that she is helping to work on the film's script, which is set to take »
Marvel Cinematic Universe, you say? DC Extended Universe on your mind? Well, Valiant Entertainment is trying very hard to make sure that in the next few years the Valiant cinematic universe is just as much a part of the pop culture conversation. The latest step they have taken is hiring director Reginald Hudlin to helm their in-the-works movie adaptation of their cult favorite comic Shadowman.
As reported by Comicbook.com, Valiant is moving ahead with Shadowman in-house before taking the project out to studios. Bringing on Reginald Hudlin is a big step in that process. If you don't know the name, you're probably not alone. Hudlin has primarily been known as a TV director, but his movie Marshall is coming out later this year. And back in the early 90s, he did direct a little cult movie called House Party with iconic rappers Kid 'n Play. He also directed Eddie Murphy in Boomerang, »
Following the ceremony, a source told People that Harry would travel back to London to pick Markle up for the wedding reception in Bucklebury. The royal was spotted driving after the post-church Englefield House party.
Markle was seen in London on Friday before the ceremony.
- Erin Hill
Chris Rock is coming back to the comedy scene and in a big way. The comedian has announced two comedy shows to take place this fall at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre. The shows, to be held on October 26 and 27 at the East Bay venue, are part of Rock’s national Total Blackout Tour. In December, he had announced earlier 2017 tour dates; the new Oakland dates were only more recently added. For the tour performances, Rock promises “all new material” — some of which will appear in upcoming Netflix specials. To promote his comedy specials Chris Rock stopped by The
- Nat Berman
It appears the party has stopped between Partynextdoor and Zayn Malik. The Canadian rapper unfollowed the former One Direction member on Twitter and on Instagram. To add insult to injury, he also deleted any posts mentioning their song together “Still Got Time”. Related: Zayn Malik And Partynextdoor Throw A Wild House Party In ‘Still Got Time’ […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Two years ago, the TV Academy split the Emmy for outstanding variety series into two separate categories: talk shows and sketch programs. Creatives like “Comedy Bang! Bang!” host Scott Aukerman lobbied for the change, arguing that such disparate programs as “The Colbert Report” and “Kroll Show” should not be competing in the same arena.
It was a fair point. After years of spotty recognition in the variety category, when shows like “Tracey Takes On…,” “Da Ali G Show” and “Saturday Night Live” managed to break through only sporadically, the sketch format appeared to be on the rise. Series such as “Drunk History,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Portlandia,” among others, made the case for a separate playground.
But what appeared to be a ballooning field has since thinned out. Previous winners “Key & Peele” (concluded) and “Inside Amy Schumer” (delayed) won’t be in the mix this year. A few of last year’s contenders are off the table »
- Kristopher Tapley
It’s hard to believe it’s been over 10 years since Bravo premiered its Real Housewives franchise. Conceived as a real life soap opera and named after the popular ABC show Desperate Housewives at the time, the initial outing — 2006’s The Real Housewives of Orange County — became such a massive hit, it spawned eight shows in the United States alone. Over the years, The Real Housewives shows have become iconic television viewing and made celebrities out of many of it’s 99 stars (not to mention launched tons of products). Below, a rundown of the Real Housewives’ top franchises and most memorable stars. »
- People Staff
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.
– Exclusive: The 12th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival announced its official selections for the 2017 event featuring films with Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, John Cleese, Daphne Zuniga and more. Opening night will feature Michael Mailer’s newest film, “Blind,” a romantic-drama, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore and Dylan McDermott. Closing night will wrap up the festival with “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion,” a family fantasy adventure, starring John Cleese, Debra Messing, Jennifer Morrison and Stephen Dorff.
Retrospective Screenings will include Daphne Zuniga appearance at the festival honoring the 30th anniversary of “Spaceballs.” Also in this category will be “The Greatest Show on Earth,” from 1952 directed by Cecile B. DeMille, which won the Oscar for Best Pictures and Best Writing in 1953. The screening will honor the closing of the Ringling Bros. »
- Kate Erbland
Best daddy-daughter dance ever!
"Everybody's got a little girl in their life," the singer, 54, told the audience. "Their daughter, their girlfriend, their wife, their mama. But it all goes by so fast! And they start out as little bitty babies and their future's looking bright. And I wrote this song for that little baby, who's now not such a little baby anymore."
Moments later, Stephanie hit the stage to share an adorable dance with her dad -- with him sweetly planting several kisses on her cheeks by the end of the song. Watch below!
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Veteran filmmaker Warrington Hudlin, producer of such iconic films as “House Party,” “Boomerang,” and HBO’s “Cosmic Slop” television program, is launching a groundbreaking TV series centering on the Motor City’s human right to water, and needs your help to make it… Continue Reading → »
- Curtis Caesar John
Et's Cameron Mathison caught up with the 19-year-old actress on the red carpet at the SAG Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where she opened up about filming her last scenes for the HBO drama after stealing hearts as Arya Stark.
"It has been my security blanket and it's been a safety net," Williams explained of her fears after the show concludes its eighth season in 2018. "If I haven't worked, or if I haven't landed a role, I never beat myself up too much, because I've always got Game of Thrones."
"To not have that around is going to be really strange, but it's also really exciting," she added. "It means I can now shape my career and I'm not tied down to anything, and I can really make bold decisions."
One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: With Sundance in full swing, we’re looking back at some of the best directorial debuts that premiered at the festival.
House Party (1990)
House Party premiered at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, part of a pack of extremely promising debut features that also included Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan, Hal Hartley’s The Unbelievable Truth, and Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s Chameleon Street, which took home the top prize. (Apart from those debuts, the main competition also featured Charles Burnett’s To Sleep With Anger, which belongs in a class of its own.) Perhaps those highlights give an idea of why the 1990s tend to be seen as the festival’s golden decade as a taste-making institution. It commanded media attention, but still seemed to hold on to the idea ...
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Leave it to Ed Sheeran to perform a stirring acoustic rendition of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song and somehow make it work. Related: Ed Sheeran Played His New Album For The ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast During ‘Surreal’ House Party The singer, who dropped two brand new songs last week, stopped by Capital Evening Show […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Barack Obama delivered his final formal address as president of the United States on Tuesday with an impassioned, profoundly moving speech that reflected on all the nation has accomplished during the last eight years and the obstacles that lay ahead.
Obama, who spent much of his speech encouraging political involvement and warning against complacency, also shared his thanks with the people in his life who helped him the most over his two terms in office -- First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia.
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"Michelle – for the past twenty-five years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, but my best friend," an emotional Obama said to his wife. "You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor. You made the »
As President Barack Obama prepares to leave the Oval Office later this month, his administration compiled a moving tribute video, which was posted earlier this week on the official White House YouTube page.
In the clip, celebrities, politicians, and normal citizens all spoke about their “Obama Moment” from his eight years in office.
“Knocking on the Oval Office window, I would say. That was probably the peak of my entire existence,” comedian Jerry Seinfeld recalled of a sketch he did with the president for his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Others remembered his historic inauguration in 2008, with Scandal star Kerry Washington saying, “You felt those first three words of the Constitution, ‘We the people.’ It was one of those first times in my life that I felt I was really part of that ‘We.’”
“I never cried »
This weekend marked another milestone in the end of an era, as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama threw a final big White House party, with a guest list featuring a number of their high-profile friends and supporters. According to Deadline, attendees as the event included Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Dave Letterman, and a number of other big Hollywood names.
Other partiers at Friday night’s bash included Jerry Seinfeld, John Legend, Paul McCartney, Lena Dunham, Samuel L. Jackson, Gloria Estefan, and, of course, White House favorite Chance The Rapper. The party—which Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at on a segment on his late-night talk show earlier this week—feels like the capstone to an administration that’s been a favorite among powerful media figures, who came together to bid farewell to the man who may be America’s last Cool President (at least »
- William Hughes
We’re thinking this wedding might be a little bigger than a “House Party.”
Though he’s remained tight-lipped about his relationship with Fowler (who inspired his debut album, Montevallo), Hunt, 32, hasn’t shied away from sharing photos on social media of his future bride over the last few months.
In his newly released song “Drinkin Too Much,” Hunt opens up about their rocky road to happiness and apologizes to Fowler.
“I’m sorry I »
18 items from 2017
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