13 items from 2015
It's sort of crazy to think that Josh Hutcherson is still only 22-year-old. The Kentucky native has already been a centerpiece of two major studio franchises ("Journey" and "The Hunger Games"), appeared in a Best Picture nominee ("The Kids Are All Right"), starred in an unnecessary remake ("Red Dawn"), voiced a major character in an animated release ("Epic") and starred in two classic family films ("Bridge to Terabithia" and "Zathura"). His four-year journey as Peeta comes to an end this November, but Hutcherson is actually spreading his wings into his first real adult role this weekend with "Escobar: Paradise Lost." Directed by first-timer Andrea Di Stefano, "Escobar" centers on a Canadian surf boarder (Hutcherson) who falls for one of the nieces of the notorious Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). While the movie's storyline is fiction it was inspired by the tale of a young Italian who made »
- Gregory Ellwood
With the 2014-2015 television season winding down, many television fans and channels are looking ahead to the new series that will make their debut over the next television season. Fox is no different, having announced their renewals, cancellations, and new series pickups over the last week, and the network has now released trailers for a number of their new series.
First up is the trailer for the new animated series Bordertown.
From Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann comes Bordertown, a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border. The series takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, ethnic minorities will become the majority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the comedy explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink. Bordertown centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
When studios start shuffling release dates, it can be a portent of doom. Such moves are often accompanied with whispers about production problems, or executive disappointment with the finished product itself. Paramount’s sudden adjustment to the roll-out of its live action-computer animation hybrid Monster Trucks suggests the opposite, however. Of all the months to shift it to, the studio has opted to push it back to March 2016 – a month that many would give a wide berth, given that the cinematic juggernaut Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice will be pulling into theatres at that time. Not so for Monster Trucks, which will now arrive a week before that superhero smack-down.
On its previous release date – December 25th 2015 – Monster Trucks would have faced off with Concussion (starring Will Smith), Joy (starring Jennifer Lawrence), the Point Break remake, Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip, The Revenant (starring Leonardo DiCaprio »
- Sarah Myles
Monster Trucks, the live-action/computer-animated film with a $125M price tag from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies production, has been pushed out of 2015 — the second time the film has been postponed. That’s a heavy amount of interest to shoulder, but it will give them more time to work on marketing materials for the film. The film, directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots and Epic), is said to be an original idea based on the monster truck phenomena. Mary Pare… »
PBS and the BBC’s docu showcase series “Arena” are partnering on “American Epic,” a three-part series chronicling the first recordings of American roots music in the 1920s. Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett and the White Stripes’ Jack White are exec producing the series.
The docu-series will be followed by a feature-length film, “The American Epic Sessions,” which will include performances by contemporary musicians as they attempt to record music using techniques of the 1920s and ’30s, including recording directly to wax with a record lathe. Performers set for the sessions include White, Alabama Shakes, the Avett Brothers, Beck, Merle Haggard, Elton John, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Nas, Willie Nelson and Raphael Saadiq.
“This is America’s greatest untold story,” Redford said in a statement. “It’s an account of the cultural revolution that ultimately united a nation.”
The series will be directed by Bernard MacMahon, »
- Marianne Zumberge
Chris Jericho may be with WWE part-time, but some of us remember when he first made his debut in the company, and then realise just how long ago that was. Some of us even remember him in WCW, even as far back as the original Ecw and this is why WWE: The Road is Jericho: Epic Stories and Rare Matches from Y2J is fun to watch. The fact I only go back to Ecw though shows that this is how far back the release goes and its restriction to the WWE video library.
Instead of going for the normal documentary structure with added matches, WWE: The Road is Jericho: Epic Stories and Rare Matches from Y2J features Jericho talking about his memories of a match or an event in his career then leading into the match itself. Presenting himself out of character he talks about how he had »
- Paul Metcalf
Hey “Home,” E.T. called — he wants his huggable-alien concept back. Introduced in the film’s opening seconds, when he bumps that little boy with the fishing rod from the DreamWorks Animation logo, over-eager alien invader Oh represents Jeffrey Katzenberg’s best hope at harnessing some of his old pal Steven Spielberg’s intergalactic buddy-movie mojo. Unimaginative and downright predictable by grownup standards, but bursting with elements sure to appeal to younger auds — including cutesy character design, quotable alien catchphrases and solid musical/vocal contributions from Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, who add a dose of diversity to the human cast — Dwa’s lone 2015 feature release should manage to squeak past the $100 million mark during a relatively competition-free spring, while reinforcing the studio’s recent standing as the Pepsi of the animation world: It’s potable, but a distant second to the real thing.
Still smarting from the dual blows of a »
- Peter Debruge
It's been announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has been cast in a recurring role in Season 2 of the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni said, “We're thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season 2. She is a true 'Star Wars Rebels' fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions.”
Hopefully Sarah Michelle Gellar's character arc will last for many episodes, because selling the long-term emotional resonance of the title character's ongoing struggles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the key strengths of her iconic seven-year performance as Buffy Summers. And with all new Star Wars (from Star Wars Rebels onwards) said to be inter-connected in story terms, who knows what other instalments of the franchise the character could appear in?
(Of course, depending on acting availability, there's always the possibility »
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- TMZ Staff
To celebrate the release of the uniquely brilliant The Book Of Life, we’ve got Two to giveaway on 3D Blu-ray!
Now 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you and your family to join Manolo, Maria and Chuy as they embark on a journey that takes them on an adventure through the Land of the Remembered in The Book Of Life available on Digital HD, 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ & DVD on 16th February.
This culturally-based Day of the Dead themed animated feature is written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro. The voice cast features a great ensemble including Diego Luna (Elysium, Milk), Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Christina Applegate, Troy Evans (Ace Ventura, Epic) and Ice Cube.
This animated comedy has a dazzling visual style unlike anything you’ve seen before. Torn between the expectations of his family and the desires of his heart, »
- Dan Bullock
Watch out for the Beygency!
It seems Kanye West wasn't the only one upset when Beck won over Beyonce for Album of the Year. Beyonce fans have been out in full force waging war on Beck where it hurts him most -- his Wikipedia page.
I edited Beck's Wikipedia page pic.twitter.com/qpEped7YNM
— Alec Rizley (@AlecRizley) February 9, 2015
News: Beck on Kanye's Grammy Speech Interruption: 'I Still Love Him and Think He's Genius'
Most of the revisions were pretty on the nose:
The message was pretty clear:
But in general they were all in good fun:
People on Twitter seemed to find it pretty funny:
lol at Beck's Wikipedia page becoming a rival fans battlefield after Grammys: http://t.co/zRTSoHpblz pic.twitter.com/jNVEKPHBPM
— Joe Zadeh (@cide_benengeli) February 9, 2015
And to be fair, Beck fans seemed »
The 2015 GRAMMYs are almost here and we're picking favorites!
Well, maybe not favorites -- but ETonline.com is breaking down which artists we think will walk away from Sunday's ceremony with some shiny new hardware in the top categories.
Photos: See the 2015 Grammy Nominees
Record Of The Year
“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off” Taylor Swift
“All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor
We've gotta go with Sia on this one, although she has some stiff competition in Smith and Swift. Before you Swifties get all up in arms, hear us out: we love “Shake It Off” as much as the next person, but of the seven GRAMMYs Swift already has, not one of them is for Record or Song of the Year. She could very likely nab the award for Best Pop Solo Performance, but Record of the Year will be tough.
It was the lip sync battle to end all lip sync battles!Jimmy Fallon took on Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart during "The Tonight Show's" Super Bowl special -- and it was the best one yet! See All the Explosive Super Bowl Movie TrailersThe "Old School" star performed Beyonce's "Drunk in Love," bringing down the house by adding Bey's trademark moves. As the late night host put it, "You can't unsee that." Hart later brought his "Get Hard" costar to tears when he lip synced John Legend's ballad "All of Me."Britney Spears Had an Epic Reunion at the Super Bowl Meanwhile, Fallon did a rendition of Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone," but surprised everyone when he had Drew Barrymore join him to help lip sync the "Dirty Dancing" hit "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.The best part? »
- tooFab Staff
13 items from 2015
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