9 items from 2017
Alien: Covenant opened in theaters this past weekend and brought in an estimated $36 million at the box office.
Fox’s film enjoyed a solid global debut performance as the Ridley Scott directed film that is the second of the prequel series and the sixth Alien feature film in the franchise earned $66.3 million globally.
In space, no one can hear you scream. After nearly four decades, those words remain synonymous with the sheer, relentless intensity of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece of futuristic horror, Alien. Now, the father of the iconic franchise returns once more to the world he created to explore its darkest corners with Alien: Covenant, a pulse-pounding new adventure that pushes the boundaries of R-rated terror.
The films timeline line up as such:
Engineers create humanity. Archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw and Charles Holloway discover humanity’s origins »
- Michelle Hannett
Following the recent adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, another of the author’s novels Alias Grace is heading to the small screen with a six-part miniseries, and we’ve got a batch of first look images for the upcoming historical drama along with a trailer. Directed by Mary Harron and produced by Sarah Polley, the series stars Sarah Gadon, Kerr Logan, Paul Gross, Anna Paquin, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard, Kerr Logan, Zachary Levi, and David Cronenberg; take a look below…
Based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood and inspired by true events, Alias Grace is written and produced by Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz, Away from Her) and directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol). The six-hour miniseries tells the story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who – along with stable hand »
- Amie Cranswick
This spring, Hulu‘s stunning adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has become one of the major television talking points among critics and audiences, and the good news for both is that another one of the author’s works is coming to the small screen, and it also looks like it’ll pack a wallop.
Penned by Sarah Polley (“Away From Her,” “Take This Waltz“) and directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho“), Netflix‘s “Alias Grace” is inspired by the true story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who — along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan) — finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 murders of her employer, wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin).
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sarah Polley has hit an enviable creative groove. After the director caught everyone’s attention with 2006’s “Away From Her,” she pivoted to the messy but emotionally affecting “Take This Waltz,” and then delivered the terrific, genre-pushing documentary “Stories We Tell.” She’s currently at work on delivering her TV series adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s “Alias Grace” for Netflix, and now has a new feature cooking which sounds right in her wheelhouse.
Continue reading Sarah Polley To Direct ‘The Best Kind Of People’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
10 April 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Polley will write the screenplay and plans to direct the feature adaptation.
The story focuses on an American family in which the father, a respected teacher, is arrested for a sex crime at a prep school. That occurrence leaves the rest of his family — his wife, who finds a community turning on her; his daughter, who becomes a social pariah; and his son, who helps with his defense — dealing with »
- Borys Kit
Pauley Perrette is passionate about standing up for stalking victims -- because she tells Et she is one herself.
Et's Kevin Frazier sat down with the NCIS star ahead of her upcoming 48 Hours special focusing on the victims of stalkers, where she said she's been stalked for the last 13 years and opened up about how it's taken a toll on her life.
"I've been stalked for 13 years and counting," Perrette said. "You're frightened. It's like you have to be on guard, at all times. And it's exhausting. It's a terrible way to live."
The 47-year-old actress, who did not want to mention the name of her alleged stalker, says that he's cast a shadow over her life -- and that she's often afraid to even leave her house.
"I've described being a stalking victim as the theft of your life. There's nowhere »
By: Carson Blackwelder
With yet another opportunity to win this year, Jeff Bridges expands his Academy Awards career to 45 years — with the chance to add to it. This is quite an accomplishment as there are very few actors and actresses with a span of that long between their last or most recent nomination. Let’s take a look at some of these other legends with Oscar stretches almost as long as or even longer than that of Bridges.
This year Bridges is nominated for best supporting actor for Hell or High Water and is up against Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Dev Patel (Lion), and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals). Hell or High Water — a Western crime thriller directed by David Mackenzie and written by Taylor Sheridan — is also nominated for best picture, best original screenplay, »
- Carson Blackwelder
Pauley Perrette has issues with being called an out-of-touch actor.
The 47-year-old NCIS star got candid on Twitter on Sunday, speaking out against President Donald Trump, but also sharing that politics haven't divided her family. Perrette revealed that her "very Republican" father is currently in the emergency room, but that their differences in opinion doesn't stop her "daddy love."
The rant started with Perrette praising the outspokenness of her fellow actors at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards. "Proud to be an actor tonight #SAGawards Even though some of you think our jobs eliminate us from loving our country and having an opinion," she tweeted. "'Out Of Touch Celebrities Opinions being shoved down my throat' What? You don't know me! I'm overwhelmed with sorrow doing as much as I can."
Later, in a lengthy post, she tweeted »
Gadon is also acting as an exec producer on the project. She portrays the daughter of her overbearing mother (Arquette) and enters the rich and strange world of her deceased father (played by Trujillo) — a man she never knew. Sexual identity, the occult, and the power of will versus imagination confront her on the journey. Dimitris Kitsos also stars as Octavio’s student Apostolis.
The film is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. It’s represented internationally by sales agent WTFilms.
Gadon will be seen in the title role »
- Dave McNary
9 items from 2017
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