10 items from 2017
Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.
The actor: Julie Benz got her start as an actress when she was still in her teens, shifting back and forth between movies and TV and racking up a wide variety of credits in a relatively short amount of time. But it was her work with Joss Whedon—first on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, then on Angel—that put her on the map. Since then, Benz has remained a stalwart in genre projects, appearing in sci-fi series (Defiance) and superhero shows (No Ordinary Family). She’s also earned considerable acclaim for her stint on Dexter and has also turned up in more than a few horror films, the most recent of which, Havenhurst, is out now.
Havenhurst (2016 »
- Will Harris
Stars: Eric Balfour, Bianca A. Santos, Romeo Miller, Patrick Muldoon, Heather Tom, Brendan Wayne, Marina Sirtis, Amy Argyle, Tony Ketcham, Jake T. Getman, Izabella Alvarez, Taylor Carr, Ashley Doris, Demetrius Stear, Baker Chase Powell | Written by Gabriel Campisi | Directed by Jared Cohn
For years, the old woman in the woods has secretly kept the wolves of the forest at bay. When the woman dies, the creatures suddenly attack the residents of a nearby town. As more people turn up dead, the townsfolk discover something far more sinister than wolves lurking in the woods and wage a bloody battle against the ruthless creatures. As the wolves begin to overrun the town, only the woman’s granddaughter holds the key to stopping the bloodbath before it’s too late…
Writer/director Jared Cohn has been carving out somewhat of a decent horror career in recent years, both in front and behind the camera. »
- Phil Wheat
Simon needs to get over his crush on Clary. Like right now!
He's been pining after her for two seasons and never made his move. And for the first time in a long while, he ends up on a date with a great woman on Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 7. Maia (played by Alisha Wainwright) is a perfect catch.
I'm not saying it's Clary's fault. She didn't lead him on or toy with him purposely. This is all Simon's doing.
Ever since the first season, it was painfully obvious he loved Clary. Clary, on the other hand, only looked at Simon as her best friend while she chased Jace. None of this is new information – he knows this.
Sure, Clary did look a bit jealous when she found out about Simon's date with Maia. We were teased that Maia would cause tension for this friendship. But that's just it, they're friends and incredibly close. »
- Justin Carreiro
While a select few of us are anticipating a romantic night out this Valentine’s Day, most of us can be found glued to our computer screens, endlessly watching aww-worthy music videos, set to love songs that star the most unlikely of celeb pairings — as one does the day after Galentine’s Day.
Oh, is that just us? Let’s change that, stat, with these 12 music videos that are guaranteed to leave you bopping/humming/lip-syncing for the rest of the week.
Because it’s totally normal to collaborate »
- Grace Gavilanes
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Iron Fist, The Punisher, Runaways, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man: Homecoming, Legion, Logan, X-Men: Supernova, The Batman, Batman Unchained, Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Gotham City Sirens, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Powerless, The Lego Batman Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and more…
We’ll start things off with the Marvel Cinematic Universe this week, seeing as we’ve had our very first peek at 2018’s hugely-anticipated superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, thanks to a three-minute behind-the-scenes video brief footage of the production’s first day of shooting with stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), concept art, and comments from Marvel chief Kevin Feige, directors Anthony »
- Gary Collinson
Having announced its young leads for the TV series Runaways last week, the official Marvel site has now revealed the cast who’ll be portraying their parents, a.k.a. the supervillain cabal known as The Pride.
Via the official site:
Ryan Sands (Hat Hair, The Wire) as Geoffrey Wilder – is a man defined by the grueling path he’s taken to achieve his self-made success. A hulking presence, Geoffrey can effortlessly shift from approachable father to intimidating strategist with his son Alex.
Angel Parker (The People v. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story, The Strain) as Catherine Wilder – a successful lawyer, is deliberate and calculating in both her words and actions. But when it comes to her family, she’s fiercely loyal and a loving mother to her son Alex.
- Gary Collinson
Bones will close its final case later this year at the end of season 12. The series has been a staple on Fox’s lineup since 2005, but the show has bounced around to air on almost every day of the week, it is a miracle the drama was able to find such a cult fan following. Much of Bones‘ success can be attributed to its stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. Boreanaz was no stranger to TV before landing the role of Special Agent Seeley Booth. He played vampire Angel on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel. Here are six facts you may
- Tim Gerstenberger
Written and directed by Marti Noxon, To the Bone is an occasionally harrowing drama geared towards the Ya crowd from a filmmaker that knows the terrain well, having written Fright Night and I Am Number Four, as well as TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glee, and Angel. Exploring eating disorders, the film is fronted by a strong performance by Lilly Collins as Ellen, a 20-year old artist from an upper middle-class household living with this battle. While the script is occasionally quite frank and knows the territory it’s exploring well, it falls back on the same tropes you’d expect from a network TV series, creating artificial drama and an attempt at a loveably quirky character that derails the entire picture.
- John Fink
Those feelings were expressed during Tuesday’s Billy on the Street, which found the comedian literally handing out bones to strangers in exchange for saying what they’ll miss most about the show.
As always, the responses were mixed, ranging from genuine disappointment (“I don’t they’re ever going to find another show like that again”) to »
Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”
Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:
While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.
10 items from 2017
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