6 items from 2017
I can still remember seeing Return of the King for the first time, and the annual Butt Numb-a-Thon hosted by Harry Knowles from Ain’t It Cool News. It was a room full of ridiculously excited film geeks seeing the most anticipated movie of the year with Peter Jackson in attendance. It was one of those cinematic moments I’ll never forget, watching the amazing final installment of one of the best (if not The best) film trilogies ever assembled with a cheering crowd and the man who had put it all together in the audience watching alongside us.
If you had told me then that Peter Jackson would follow-up the Lord of the Rings trilogy with a series of tepid, lifeless blockbusters, I might have slapped you in the face. Not just out of anger, »
- Anghus Houvouras
Et's Deidre Behar sat down with the actor and director at the junket for his new movie, In Dubious Battle, in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where he opened up about casting Gomez in an unexpected role.
Watch: Selena Gomez Releases First New Song in Almost a Year: ‘It Ain’t Me’
"I think Selena is incredibly talented and I don't know what people think, but it seems to me she hasn't done tons of movies like this," Franco explained. "She even said that to me when I asked her to do this, she was like, 'Yes, I want to be a part of your world, I want to try it. I'm going to go on this adventure.'"
"I felt like I had a secret weapon, that I knew she was a great actress, that people wouldn't be expecting her in this and that I could put her in »
James Franco has directed adaptations of novels by William Faulkner and even a biopic of sorts of Charles Bukowski, and now this week he brings to the big screen In Dubious Battle, the first in Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s Dustbowl trilogy that included the iconic American classics Of Mice And Men and The Grapes Of Wrath. The three novels were published in an unthinkably prolific and important stretch over three years in the late 1930s taking up the cause of the… »
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Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, President Barack Obama may as well be known as the Commander in Books.
Potus is an avid reader and recently spoke to the New York Times about the significant, informative and inspirational role literature has played in his presidency, crediting books for allowing him to “slow down and get perspective.” With his presidency coming to an end this Friday, EW looked back at Obama’s lit picks over the years »
- Mark Marino
… At least on Thursday’s episode of Con-Man.
Et has an exclusive sneak peek of the duo’s theater skills, as they perform Ferrigno’s fictional musical, ‘Of Mice and Men: I’m With Stupid.’
“It is a hoedown -- and not in that tragic way where cops are all like, “Shots fired, hoe down.” It's a song and dance from the pretend musical of, “Of Mice and Men: I'm With Stupid,” Tudyk tells Et.
Last week, Tudyk’s character, Wray Neerly, became trapped in a boiler room at a convention (called 'The Long Con') with none other than Lou Ferrigno. This week, as more and more convention-goers become trapped behind the self-locking door, Ferrigno finally has enough cast members to debut his play – and thus the show begins!
Ferrigno plays himself in the episode, and as Tudyk puts it, “No one was »
Of Mice and Men lead vocalist Austin Carlile has revealed that he is leaving the band after a series of life-threatening health complications arising from his battle with Marfan syndrome.
The 29-year-old singer delivered the news in a lengthy post shared to Twitter and Instagram on Friday. Remaining band members Aaron Pauley, Alan Ashby, Phil Manansala and Valentino Arteaga—who will continue Of Mice and Men as a quartet—shared the note a short time later with an added statement.
“It’s with heavy hearts that we announce Austin’s departure from the band for reasons pertaining to his health, »
- Jordan Runtagh
6 items from 2017
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