18 items from 2015
Not only is 2015 the 35th Anniversary of the original Friday the 13th, and the 30th Anniversary of Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, it’s also the 13th Anniversary of Jason X! It is no coincidence, it must be fate. Please enjoy this bonus Friday the 13th Brew to A Kill for the weirdest and silliest entry in the Voorhees saga.
2008 is the year Jason Voorhees’ (Kane Hodder) body count finally comes to an end. Or so the Us Government would hope. Held in a maximum security prison in Crystal Lake, But Jason does what he does best and busts out killing everyone, including David Cronenberg!? The team leader, Rowan (Lexia Doig), is »
- Jeremy Jones
Next Friday, Steven Spielberg geeks like myself will (hopefully) be turning out in droves to buy tickets to the master director’s latest film, the very serious-and-handsome-looking Cold War thriller “Bridge of Spies.” The Tom Hanks-starring period drama has garnered mostly favorable responses following its premiere at the New York Film Festival (our own Rodrigo Perez seemed to like it just fine… here’s his review) and is poised to be a contender during the upcoming Oscar season. Read More: The Cold War Heats Up In 3 Clips For Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge Of Spies' Spielberg has been in the game for decades and, at this point, he’s considered an immovable, practically monolithic creative force: an undeniable legend in his field. And yet, it’s easy to forget, that the modern grandfather of blockbuster cinema was, at one point, an ambitious, intelligent, and vulnerable young artist who »
- Nicholas Laskin
A film about late stand-up comedian Richard Pryor is coming along with a strong cast under the project.
Directed by Lee Daniels and produced by The Weinstein Company, the biopic follows the life of Pryor who was famous for his commentary on social issues such as racism. He passed away in 2005 at the age of 65.
Winfrey will play Pryor's grandmother, who raised the comic in the brothel she ran; Murphy, who was attached to the project back in March, will play Pryor's father LeRoy 'Buck Carter' Pryor.
Next Friday not only marks the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, but it will also be a big day for Star Wars fans around the world. Friday, September 4 is also known as Force Friday, when the first merchandise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for purchase. Several retailers are offering special items for consumers, and today we have word from Star Wars Junk that Toys "R" Us is giving away a special Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster, which you can check out below. But be warned, supplies are limited. You will definitely want to start lining up well before midnight to get your hands on it.
The promo poster features Finn (John Boyega), who is flanked by Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). The poster gives us yet another look at John Boyega's Awol Stormtrooper holding a blue lightsaber, »
Finger wag! Comedian Mike Epps was caught flirting with a woman on Twitter this weekend by none other than his wife, Mechelle Epps — and the way she nabbed him has since sparked predictably many reactions from the Internet. The incident began this past Saturday, Aug. 15, when the Next Friday actor tweeted at a woman named @CeciCitra. "Hey," Epps, 44, wrote (in tweets screengrabbed by the New York Daily News), initiating the conversation. "Are you on ig." The woman told Epps that she was off the photo-heavy [...] »
Next Friday, Netflix will premiere Liz Garbus's stirring Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? With it comes a soundtrack of Simone covers recorded by her daughter, Lisa Simone, as well as Mary J. Blige, Common, Gregory Porter, Jazmine Sullivan, and more. But the biggest and most unexpected presence on that album is Lauryn Hill, who, despite only planning to contribute two covers, ended up recording six. Given her own elusive history, it feels appropriate. "Because I fed on this music … I believed I always had a right to have a voice," Hill explained of her connection to Simone. "Her example is clearly a form of sustenance to a generation needing to find theirs. What a gift." At a premiere of the film earlier this month, Hill performed a few of those covers, and now Rolling Stone has premiered what'll likely be the most-talked-about of all her covers: Simone »
- Dee Lockett
Next Friday, the Joe Dante-directed horror comedy Burying The Ex will be coming to home video and VOD. The “zomedy” stars Fright Night‘s Anton Yelchin, Texas Chainsaw 3D‘s Alexandra Daddario, and The Apparition‘s Ashley Greene. Today, we’ve got a sampler of the soundtrack, which was composed by Joseph LoDuca, the man behind such horror classics […] »
Anyone who has ever watched a Pixar movie, at some point or another, has probably been forced to use their shirt sleeve to wipe away a few big tears during an emotional moment. Pixar's best movies are their most emotionally-draining, especially with classics like Toy Story 3, Up, Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. being known for their ability to tap into your deepest feelings. That said, Lindsay McCutcheon has compiled a moving montage of moments from Pixar films that will hit your heart as hard as a punch from Mr. Incredible. McCutcheon manages to pack nearly 20 years of powerful moments into such a short time frame - it's both a credit to the editor and the way Pixar can jostle your emotions in such a small scene. Woody's face in Toy Story 3 whenever he's realizing that Andy is growing up never fails to crush my inner being, and the »
- Cory Woodroof
Next Friday, Netflix will finally unleash the Wachowski siblings' "Sense8" and with it will come two major new Lgbt characters. The sci-fi series (co-created with "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski) revolves around eight strangers from around the world who suddenly become mentally and emotionally linked -- including a trans woman blogger from San Francisco and a closeted Mexican actor Check out their recently unveiled "introductions" below... and get excited:
- J.D. Borden
The last year or so has been a rather incredible one for Borgeous. The American DJ/producer has come from seemingly nowhere and taken the Edm world by storm, releasing massive singles like “Wildfire,” “Tsunami,” “Invincible,” “This Could Be Love,” “They Don’t Know Us” and many more. His rise to fame has been fast and furious and by this point, most of the industry has sat up and taken notice of his incredible talent.
If you’ve yet to see Borgeous live, or are eager to see him perform again, we’ve got good news for you. Next Friday, May 15th to be exact, he’ll be hitting New York City for a show at the Best Buy Theater. Sure to be a wild night, we’ve partnered up with him to give away two tickets. All you need to do to enter is use the contest widget below. »
- Matt Joseph
Whether anyone has been asking for it or not, there are plans underway for a fourth and final “Friday” movie starring Ice Cube. The first one was released 20 years ago this month (how time truly flies) and, though the following two sequels - “Next Friday” and “Friday After Next” - pretty much did not live up to anyone’s expectations, there were profitable and popular enough. So in a recent interview (Here), Ice Cube talked about the unexpected success of the original film, adding that a fourth and final "Friday" film is now currently in development. According to Cube, not surprisingly, one of the major obstacles in getting the film off the ground »
Friday, the hit 1995 comedy starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this week. Part of the festivities include a return to theaters for the film. That's right, on 4/20, known as a National Stoner's Holiday, Friday will be back on the big screen. Ice Cube caught up with The Wrap to talk about the event, and revealed that everyone who has every been involved with the franchise, including cast members from the original as well as 2000's Next Friday and the 2002 Christmas themed The Friday After Next, want to return. And he hopes the theatrical revival of the original proves to New Line that a sequel should move forward. He explains:
"That's my dream. I think all the parties involved, all the people that's been in the franchise, people from the first one to the third one, want to do another one. We might have to call »
Twenty years after the release of “Friday,” Ice Cube says he’s ready to head back to the ‘hood to make a fourth film in the franchise. “That’s my dream,” Cube told TheWrap Wednesday during a sit-down interview. “I think all the parties involved, all the people that’s been in the franchise, people from the first one to the third one, want to do another one.” The entertainment industry veteran, who played Craig Jones in “Friday,” “Next Friday” and “Friday After Next,” stopped by the SiriusXM studios in Los Angeles for a round of interviews promoting “Friday’s” return to the big screen. »
- Anita Bennett
Happy World Theatre Day! Next Friday, March 27, the International Theatre Institute and theaters across the globe will celebrate the art form with various events and organized activities. Among them is the International Message, a reflection on theater and peace delivered this year by Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski. His words will be read in more than 20 languages for tens of thousands of spectators around the world. “The true masters of the theater are most easily found far from the stage,” Warlikowski’s message begins. “And they generally have no interest in theater as a machine for replicating conventions and reproducing clichés. They search out the pulsing source, the living currents that tend to bypass performance halls and the throngs of people bent on copying some world or another. We copy instead of create worlds that are focused or even reliant on debate with an audience, on emotions that swell below the surface. »
Much like the film, the series will see Epps as a man-child who learns how to be an adult when he has to take care of his brother Will’s kids. Epps is set to be joined in the cast by Nia Long, who will play Will’s “strong-willed and smart wife”.
This will be the second time that the 1989 film has hit the small screen, with Kevin Meany taking on the lead in a short-lived 1990 series, which ran for 19 episodes.
- Gary Collinson
In an interview on Alison Rosen's podcast, Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, Lee goes off on the 77-year-old comedian in light of the numerous sexual assault allegations against him. Lee served as a manager for Pryor, and wasn't shy about sharing her insight.
"It was a well-kept secret that Bill f*cked everything that moved," she claimed. "This kind of s**t that we're finding out about is beyond. I wasn't aware of this kind of business. There are people in the business who were aware of it and they're coming out now too."
"The condescension that was going on and the holier than thou. It got so over-the-top," she said about his attitude.
She then pointed »
Exclusive: Paradigm has signed Steve Carr, the helmer of hit comedies that include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Are We Done Yet, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2 and Next Friday. Carr next is set to direct The Wedding Guests for CBS Films and The Boondoggle, a buddy comedy scripted by Rob Riggle & Tom Lennon. He’s also developing the AMC series Sherman’s March. Carr had been at ICM Partners.
He becomes the latest in a bunch of directors who’ve signed with Paradigm including Luke Greenfield, Rob Minkoff, Walt Becker, Malcolm Lee, Joe Johnston, Carl Franklin. Ole Bornedal and others. The signings come after a number of high-profile agents have joined the agency.
- Mike Fleming Jr
Netflix and Dreamworks Animation have enjoyed a nice partnership the last few years. While Dreamworks has taken their time with theatrical sequels to their hit films, they have used the streaming service to premiere the further adventures of characters from movies like Turbo and Madagascar. Now, Puss In Boots will see his own series come to life. Next Friday, Netflix will begin streaming the first season of Dreamworks' The Adventures Of Puss In Boots, a spin-off of the theatrical movie »
- Alex Maidy
18 items from 2015
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