19 items from 2017
Bryce Dallas Howard has a confession to make: She thinks about the upcoming shoot for Jurassic World 2 “all the time,” and hopes filming will be easier without her character, Claire, running around in heels like she notably did in the first movie.
“This is assuming she’s prepared,” the actress told Et’s Jennifer Peros while promoting her new film, Gold. “I stand by that Claire is a heels woman in life. She’s also a woman who is incredibly prepared, so, given the opportunity, I don’t think she would choose to run in heels.”
Howard added that dinosaurs are constantly in the back of her mind as she prepares for filming to commence.
“I did some press this morning, quite early, then had a 15-mintue nap and was laying down [thinking,] ‘Don’t dream about Jurassic. Just nap. Just »
Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Hidden Figures” rounded out the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend with an estimated $26 million, an extraordinary weekend hold that brings its cumulative gross to $60.4 million. Over the three-day weekend, the film starring Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson earned $20.8 million. That’s a modest 9 percent drop from last weekend, when it earned $22.8 million to claim No. 1. According to Huffington Post, “Hidden Figures” is also the first movie with multiple female leads to top the box office for two straight weekends since 2011’s “The Help.” That movie stayed »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Stars: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Amiée Conn, Terry Walters, Thom Shelton, Callie Hernandez, Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno, J.K. Simmons, Jason Fuchs | Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle
The third film from Damien Chazelle, in what might be dubbed his “Jazz Trilogy”, La La Land eschews the New Wave immediacy of Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench and the psychological horror notes of Whiplash, and brings us a blast of Golden Age musical energy. La La Land arrives on a zephyr of hype; and while it’s not up to the standard of his previous feature, it has a certain charm of its own.
Except, it’s not really its own. Like The Artist before it, La La Land is an awards-friendly picture – proudly presented in “Cinemascope” – which is inextricably wedded to past glories. Yet I’m not sure its modern elements are entirely comfortable in the relationship. »
- Rupert Harvey
Et's Denny Directo caught up with the actress at the L.A. Promise Fund's screening of the film for female students in Los Angeles, where she opened up about the Golden Globes flub that had everyone talking -- and some outraged.
Watch: Michael Keaton Says 'Hidden Fences' at Golden Globes After Same Mistake Was Made Earlier in the Day
Spencer, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in Hidden Figures, says she didn't even notice when presenter Michael Keaton announced her film as Hidden Fences during the awards show. Spencer's co-star in The Help, Viola Davis, was also nominated in the category -- and won -- for her performance in Fences.
"No [I didn't hear it]," Spencer confessed. "Honey, I was too busy being excited about being there."
"Hidden Fences is a movie about invisible fences which I possess an invisible fence," she added »
Pure Flix has released the first trailer for The Case For Christ, which will bow in theaters April 7. The film follows the true story of an investigative journalist and atheist who applied his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife. Mike Vogel (The Help, Poseidon), Erika Christensen, Robert Forster and Faye Dunaway star. The filmmakers behind The Case For Christ are also some of the team from God’s Not Dead… »
Pure Flix, the studio behind the likes of God’s Not Dead and I’m Not Ashamed, has released a poster and trailer for its latest religious drama The Case for Christ, which tells the story of follows Lee Strobel, an award-winning investigative journalist and avowed atheist, who applied his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife… with unexpected, life-altering results. Check them out here, along with the official synopsis…
In 1980, Lee Strobel’s award-winning investigative reporting earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. Things at home weren’t going nearly as well. His wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ compels Lee to utilize his journalistic and legal training to disprove the claims of Christianity—pitting his resolute atheism against her growing faith. Based on Strobel’s bestselling book of the same name, The Case For Christ is »
- Gary Collinson
The deal will cover Participant films in all territories outside of North America. Lionsgate will initially introduce two Participant films to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month: Jose Padilha’s “Entebbe” and Rupert Wyatt’s sci-fi thriller “Captive State.”
‘Logan,’ ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Among Films to Premiere at Berlinale
Participant said it plans to provide Lionsgate with up to five narrative films annually, along with several documentary features. The companies are already partnered on the upcoming drama “Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.
“We’re delighted »
- Dave McNary
Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio have revealed theirHarley Quinn statue which is based on the likeness of Margot Robbie from Warner Bros.’ DC supervillain team-up Suicide Squad. Standing at around 28 inches tall, the collectible is limited to 750 pieces and is available to pre-order now, priced at $969.99.; take a look below…
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Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad (film). Dr Harleen Quinzel is a crazed supervillain and a former psychiatric intern, better known as the Joker’s partner and lover, Harley Quinn. Harleen was once a calm and compassionate young lady, before the Joker transformed her both mentally and physically into “Harley Quinn”. Through the shock therapy and the Joker’s manipulation, her mind and emotions were twisted and she was made into a homicidal, sadistic, childish psychopath, who would often use sexuality and her playful personality to achieve her goals or to entertain herself, »
- Amie Cranswick
On Sunday, the hashtag #HiddenFences became a trending topic when NBC News’ Jenna Bush Hager mistakenly referred to “Hidden Figures” as “Hidden Fences” during the Golden Globes red carpet. Later that night, Michael Keaton made the same mistake when he was presenting the nominees for Best Supporting Actress.
The error didn’t go unnoticed by the internet, or by Stephen Colbert, who on Monday night’s episode of “The Late Show” debuted the exclusive trailer for “the movie white people at the Golden Globes were talking about”: “Hidden Fences.”
The trailer begins with “Fences” actor Denzel Washington explaining to a fence wearing an astronaut suit that it can’t go into outer space. It then cuts to a “Hidden Figures” scene with Kevin Costner telling the Nasa staff, “They’re going to be asking us questions about our work. I think that’s pretty reasonable, given that we’re »
- Liz Calvario
There was a time, way back in the mists of the 20th century, when you wouldn’t have looked to the BAFTAs to confirm any predictions you had about the upcoming Academy Awards — not least because they took place comfortably after the Oscars, happily marching to their own beat not just in terms of scheduling, but voting too. Those were days when “Jean de Florette” and “The Commitments” won Best Picture, while Wim Wenders could sneak in a Best Director win for “Paris, Texas.”
They’re also very much over: Since 2001, when BAFTA jumped back to precede the Academy’s shindig, they’ve embraced their Oscar precursor status, gravitating almost exclusively around films and artists with awards buzz echoing from across the Atlantic, and giving mostly short shrift to Britain’s own independent cinema.
This morning’s BAFTA nominations see them largely stick to that system, albeit with some key »
- Guy Lodge
Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Jan. 9 to Jan. 15, this is what we’re most excited about:
One of the most anticipated TV shows of the year is the return of This Is Us, which captivated with its unexpected plot twists and tear-jerking storylines in the fall and was nominated for three Golden Globes, for Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz and Best Drama Series. At the end of the fall finale, we were left with one major cliffhanger: What happened to Toby (Chris Sullivan) after he collapsed in Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) house? Is he alive or dead? "I think people will be very surprised, maybe a little on edge," Chrissy Metz tells Et.
Not only will the show answer that question early in the premiere, it will also dive deeper in the backstory of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Moore) Pearson. “There »
Viola Davis took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture category Sunday night at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards for her work in Denzel Washington’s “Fences.”
Though this is Davis’ first Golden Globe win, it isn’t the first time her performance in a screen adaptation of a classic play earned her Globes attention. Her knockout one-scene role in “Doubt” landed her on the nominations list back in 2009.
Read More: Golden Globes 2017 Winners List: Every Film and TV Award Here
Accepting her award from presenter Michael Keaton, Davis thanked her co-star and director Washington, referring to herself as “a friend and a fan.” Davis also paid tribute to her father “To the original Troy: my father, Dan Davis,” the newly-minted Golden Globe winner concluded. “Born in 1936, groomed horses, had a fifth-grade education, didn’t know how to read until »
- Steve Greene
Nominated twice before for her film performances in “The Help” and “Doubt” and twice for her TV star turn on ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” Davis had previously lost out to Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Ruth Wilson, and Taraji P. Henson.
“This is my fifth nomination. I took all the pictures and went to the luncheon, but it’s right on time,” Davis joked upon accepting the award.
“To all the people who believed in this piece of work. It’s not every day that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen. It doesn’t scream money maker. But it does screams art. It does scream heart,” Davis explained.
Davis then addressed Denzel Washington. “Thank »
- Geoff Berkshire
This is kind, this is smart, this is one incredible reunion! As Hollywood's biggest stars came together to celebrate the best of TV and movies at the 2017 Golden Globes, one talented group of ladies had the opportunity to come together and make us feel oh-so nostalgic. During tonight's telecast, the ladies of The Help including Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone were able to reunite and remind us of the beloved 2011 flick. Just five years ago, the big-screen drama was nominated for several awards including Best Drama. The film ultimately received one trophy in the Best Supporting Actress category thanks to Octavia's performance as Minny Jackson. Fast-forward to »
“Ms. Tyson and Ms. Streep were the only actors I talked about back in the day,” Viola Davis says, about her childhood in Central Falls, R.I., when she was “just a little girl with a really, really big dream.”
Fast-forward to today and Davis, 51, is getting her star Jan. 5 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame from none other than “Ms. Streep” — as in Meryl.
“That wasn’t part of the dream,” Davis says, chuckling. “I feel like this is the best vision board coming to fruition.”
“Ms. Tyson” — as in Cicely — was also an integral piece to Davis’ childhood vision board when she set out to become an actor at 6 or 7 years old after seeing “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”
“She looked like me,” Davis reminisces. “Her looking like me made me believe I could do it, but what she did for me was something way beyond entertainment »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Back in August, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced that production started on director Guillermo del Toro's new film The Shape of Water, although a release date has still not been set at this time. The announcement confirmed that the cast will include Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine, Happy Go-Lucky), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, 99 Homes), Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Olive Kitteridge), Doug Jones (Crimson Peak, Hellboy), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Gifted). Fans haven't been given much to go on, in terms of plot details, until now, thanks to star Doug Jones.
The August report only described the story as an "other-worldly story", set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963, described as a "mysterious and magical journey." With the inclusion of Doug Jones, who has played iconic monsters for Guillermo del Toro such as Abe Sapien in Hellboy and Fauno in Pan's Labyrinth, many »
Welcome back to the first Weekend Warrior of 2017, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out (when applicable).
We’ll bypass the past couple holiday weekends cause that was so 2016, and we’ll instead get right into the new movies opening on Friday including two that opened in select cities and are expanding nationwide.
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Plot: The vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing both Lycans and vampires, both of them trying to use the blood of her daughter to create new hybrids, so she and David (Theo James »
- Edward Douglas
Suicide Squad set photographer Clay Enos has released another new image of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. It isn’t exactly anything we haven’t seen before, but it’s still a neat gesture, especially considering the box office success of the blockbuster and the mainstream following the Harley Quinn character has gained – so much so that she’ll be headlining her own spinoff movie Gotham City Sirens, which will reteam Robbie with Suicide Squad director David Ayer and reportedly feature Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. »
- Robert Kojder
YouTube user Chris Banks has created an opening credits sequence for Suicide Squad in the same vein as what Zack Snyder did with Watchmen. Both blockbusters were supercharged with a number of notable classic rock songs, so it’s not exactly the craziest mash-up, but still entertaining. Check it out here…
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself? »
- Robert Kojder
19 items from 2017
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