6 items from 2015
Who says Hollywood is out of ideas? Oh, that’s right – just about everyone.
Like many movies, 21 Jump Street originated as a TV show. A fairly high profile one at that – but one that had been off the air for years. Most people know that Johnny Depp got his big break there, but how many younger movie/television fans could really identify it, or had even seen it? So you can’t blame Sony for taking advantage and turning it into a big screen reboot that, albeit with a different tone and completely new actors outside a Depp cameo, was fairly entertaining.
For fans of the younger generation, 21 Jump Street is pretty much a movie, period. Same with Miami Vice, Charlie’s Angels, Get Smart, The A-Team, etc. And even those followed the likes of The Fugitive in the ’90s and similar big screen re-imaginings. However those are all »
- Jay Anderson
Paul Newman’s salad dressing enterprise is common knowledge, but did you know about these 25 businesses run by Hollywood stars?
What do big-time movie stars get up to in their spare time? While their fictional counterparts might enjoy chopping wood or getting hosed down by friendly females (more on that here), actors themselves have a tendency towards wacky entrepreneurial ideas and hefty industrial investments.
Looking at our findings from some rigorous research (read: Googling), it seems that you can divide famous actors into a handful of groups – those who are trying to do something good for the world, those who are trying to break into internet megabucks and those who like opening restaurants.
Without further chit-chat, here’s a breakdown of which stars are behind which brands which you may or may not know and love…
Here’s a brilliant one to start off with »
This is the first trailer (of the red band nature) for the upcoming comedy Spy in which Melissa McCarthy has to become some sort of secret agent. Think less James Bond, more Get Smart. I’ll be honest, while Melissa McCarthy can be very hit or miss (probably more miss lately), I’m kind of interested in […]
It seems like Terry Crews has been all over the place lately. And we here at TVOvermind are definitely not complaining about that. The former football player turned actor can be seen every Sunday night making us laugh opposite Andy Samberg on the hilarious sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. You may also recognize the actor from his appearances in popular movies, including Bridesmaids, The Expendables, Draft Day, and Get Smart. Crews recently even became the new host of the syndicated game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? As if he was not busy enough, Crews has been tapped to host the new Fox reality show World’s Funniest Fails. The show will feature epic fails from some classic videos found on the internet. The series will premiere this Friday, Jan 16, at 8 p.m. on Fox. Crews took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with TVOvermind about his new show. »
- Tim Gerstenberger
If Eddie Redmayne is lucky, his unsuccessful Lord of the Rings audition tape - which he treated us to a rendition of this week - will never see the light of day.
Sadly, some actors aren't so fortunate...
If nothing else, this audition is certainly… elaborate. A pre-Hunger Games, and inexplicably spotty, Josh Hutcherson went up for the lead in The Amazing Spider-Man – a role which eventually went to Andrew Garfield.
It's not the most cerebral of auditions. In three minutes, Josh only manages to say "Thanks" and "Late for class", followed by another "Thanks".
Not that it's important when your tape features you beating up three men, doing a backflip and jumping about seven foot in the air. Backwards.
Bart: Before we plunge into 2015, it’s worth revisiting the Sony Saga one more time to acknowledge that some things will never be the same. If studio executives in the future feel inhibited about sending prematurely ejaculated emails, for example, how are they going to they keep their cool? Calling Adam Sandler an asshole and Leonardo “despicable” was clearly an important form of emotional release. The human resources apparatchiks likely will recommend meditation (I’m dubious). Or anger management (more dubious). Pot might help (less dubious).
Fleming: I am reasonably sure that nothing in those emails surprised the people receiving the abuse. Or at least not their reps, who probably heard the same thing verbally. We’re all so time-pressed, »
- Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr
6 items from 2015
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