1-20 of 361 items from 2017 « Prev | Next »
Last year, Fox aired nine new shows and ended up dropping six of them. How will the network do in the ratings this time around? How many 2016-17 shows will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.Fox shows this season (so far): 24: Legacy, American Grit, Apb, Beat Shazam, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, The Exorcist, The F Word, Family Guy, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, Kicking & Screaming, The Last Man on Earth, Lethal Weapon, Love Connection, Lucifer, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, The Mick, My Kitchen Rules, New Girl, Pitch, Prison Break, Rosewood, Scream Queens, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, Son of Zorn, Star and You the Jury.Read More… »
The first look at the star-studded cast of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story in costume was unveiled this week -- and boy are we ready for Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series!
Need to catch up? Check out previous Nashville recaps here.
There’s a brief yet fitting refrain that I found myself chanting at several points during this week’s Nashville: Girl, no.
When new Highway 65 marketing wunderkind Alyssa Greene makes a joke about writing songs about toilet paper in order to pay the bills: Girl, no.
When Hallie considers ditching her first recording contract because she’s in love with her shady guitar player: Girl, no.
When Juliette continues on this ridiculous path of stealing Maddie’s song: Girl, no!
When Maddie starts thinking of herself as a victim, however small, »
Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and this year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.
The film, which began principal photography on June 19, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”); Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness”); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.
Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include “War Dogs” and “Godzilla,” for which he handled additional photography; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”); editor Roger Barton (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the “Transformers” films); costume designer Louise Migenbach (the “X-Men” and “Hangover” films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (“Godzilla,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and part of the Oscar-winning team behind “Life of Pi ”).
Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film is currently scheduled for release in March 2019, and will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.
Meanwhile, Tag! You’re It!
Production begins this week on location in Atlanta for the new comedy “Tag,” directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s “Broad City”) for New Line Cinema. The film’s starring ensemble cast is led by Ed Helms (The “Hangover” movies, “We’re the Millers”), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”), and Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), with Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker, “The Town”).
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready. Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.
Tomsic directs from a screenplay written by Mark Steilen (TV’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) and Rob McKittrick (“Waiting”), based on the Wall Street Journal article entitled “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It.” The film is produced by Todd Garner, Mark Steilen and Sean Robins, with Hans Ritter serving as executive producer. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Larry Blanford, editor Josh Crockett, production designer David Sandefur, and costume designer Denise Wingate.
“Tag” is set for a June 29, 2018, release.
- Michelle Hannett
Fox is the fourth network (following The CW, CBS and NBC) to unveil its premiere plan for the 2017-18 TV season, and Seth MacFarlane’s live-action Star Trek spoof The Orville is getting an early NFL-boosted kickoff.
Ahead of its formal time period debut on Thursday, Sept. 28 after Gotham, The Orville will launch with a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 17, immediately following the network’s NFL doubleheaders.
On the returning show front, Lethal Weapon will christen its new Tuesday-at-8 perch on Sept. 26; Empire and Star are back Wednesday, Sept. 27; and Lucifer returns Monday Oct. 2, leading »
Open Road Films has released the first trailer and eight new photos for the upcoming biopic Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman. While superhero fans will get to see this talented actor portray T'challa in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War next year, this year they'll get to see him play a real-life hero, attorney Thurgood Marshall. Before making history as the first African-American justice to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall took on one of his most important cases ever in the early 1940s.
Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, Marshall, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days, a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.
The supporting cast includes Dan Stevens as Lorin Willis, who prosecuted the case against Joseph Spell, James Cromwell as the judge presiding over the case, Keesha Sharp as Thurgood Marshall's wife, Buster, Rozonda Thomas as prominent African-American author Zora Neale Hurston and Jussie Smolett as author, poet and activist Langston Hughes. Open Road Films has set Marshall for release on October 13, which puts it up against Paramount Pictures' mother!, Universal Pictures' Happy Death Day and Stx Entertainment's The Foreigner. It will also debut between Blade Runner 2049 and My Little Pony on October 6, and an October 20 weekend with six wide releases, Warner Bros.' Geostorm, Sony's Granite Mountain Hotshots, PureFlix's Same Kind of Different As Me, Universal's The Snowman, Lionsgate's Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween and The Weinstein Compan's War With Grandpa.
Reginald Hudlin directs Marshall, his first feature directorial effort since 2002's Serving Sara, although he has been keeping busy in other areas, producing Django Unchained and The Boondocks, while becoming a prolific TV director, helming episodes of New Girl, Modern Family, The Middle and more. It was also announced earlier this month that Reginald Hudlin will direct a Shadowman movie for Valiant Comics. The screenplay for Marshall is a unique collaboration between renowned trial lawyer, Michael Koskoff, and his son, screenwriter Jacob Koskoff (Macbeth). Marshall is being produced with the full support of the Thurgood Marshall and Samuel Friedman estates, including their children, John W. Marshall and Lauren Friedman.
Reginald Hudlin also produces alongside Paula Wagner and Jonathan Sanger, with Peter Luo and Belton Lee serving as executive producers. While he has gained a huge fan base for playing T'challa/Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman is also becoming quite adept at portraying historical figures. Marshall marks the third biopic for the talented actor, following his breakout performance in 42, as Jackie Robinson, the first big league baseball player to break the color barrier, and his 2014 biopic Get on Up, where he played the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. Take a look at the new trailer and photos for Marshall below.
See the full photo gallery »
The 2016-2017 year was very busy for television! At times it was tough to keep up with, but we at TVOvermind were able to manage. What’s more, we’ve come together to discuss the best, the worst, and the wacky that happened this year. We’ve decided to come up with a numerous amount of categories for “best” and “worst” of and today we’re going to go over those characters that truly made us proud. Whether they experienced personal growth, accomplished something great, or just made us cry, we hope you enjoy our staff’s picks! Jasef Wisener – Jessica Day (New Girl) I’ve
TV Characters We’re Most Proud Of in the Past Year »
- Araceli Aviles
Yesterday we brought you some comments from Alex Kurtzman, director of The Mummy, who responded to the critical backlash against the Dark Universe-launching reboot, where he towed standard the “we made it for the fans, not the critics” line.
Well, it seems that the fans haven’t responded to the movie as well as Universal would have hoped either, as Deadline is reporting that the film is heading towards a whopping $95 million loss for the studio.
According to the site, the total outlay on The Mummy – including production budget, marketing and distribution – was $345 million, while Universal’s expected revenue from theatrical, home entertainment and global TV deals is estimated at $250 million.
So far the film has grossed $375 million worldwide (but of course, that doesn’t account for exhibitor cut, which is as much as 75% in China), while the arrival of Transformers: The Last Knight this week is sure to »
- Gary Collinson
The Mummy didn’t exactly have the warmest welcome when it released earlier this month, with critics absolutely savaging the movie. It currently sits at a 16% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the general consensus stating that “The Mummy suggests a speedy unravelling for the Dark Universe.” There have even been rumors, in a frantic attempt to figure out what went wrong, of Tom Cruise allegedly taking over production, and ruining the film. What does The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman think of all of the hate surrounding his opening movie for Universal’s ambitious Dark Universe? Speaking to Business Insider, here’s what he had to say:
“It is the thing that kills your soul when you have just gone through an experience like this one we just went through”, he said. When asked about the critics, the director responded: “I’m not making movies for them. Would I love them to love it? »
- Jordan Jones
Related: Catastrophe review: a poignant finale full of tenderness and humour
It’s not going to come as a big surprise to anyone in 2017, but romance is dead. And nowhere is that spelled out more clearly than on TV. Recently it was announced that the cutesy love-in-a-flatshare sitcom New Girl’s seventh series would be the last, with a mere eight episodes compared to its previous 22-episode runs. Similarly, The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling’s homage to 90s romcoms, is about to begin filming its final, sixth series, with creator Kaling saying: “I think the timing is exactly right.” Does the ending of these shows point to the end of the TV romcom?
Related: Sharon Horgan: Queen of difficult women
- Issy Sampson
Fox Television Group has promoted Shannon Ryan to the newly-created post of chief marketing officer, while Darren Schillace has been upped to executive vice president of marketing for Fox Broadcasting Company.
Effective immediately, Ryan will be responsible for overseeing all marketing and publicity for Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television, and Fox 21 Television Studios. She most recently served as executive vice president of marketing and communications for the company. Schillace, who used to be senior vice president of marketing at ABC Entertainment, will manage Fox’s marketing strategy, media, social content marketing, affiliate and Mvpd marketing, special operations, and brand partnerships. He will report to Ryan.
“We have had the great pleasure of working with Shannon over the past three years and she has impressed us tremendously. She is a savvy strategist and an inspired leader,” Ftg chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden said in a statement. “She shares our vision for Ftg — support the best »
- Maane Khatchatourian
As a dad to two little ones, Max Greenfield knows sometimes you have to be a little sneaky when it comes to mealtime.
The New Girl star, who teamed up with Michelob Ultra as part of their #ULTRAdad campaign for Father’s Day, tells People he adds a little boost at breakfast when he’s cooking with his kids, Lilly, 7, and Ozzie, 1.
“Well they don’t do much cooking on their own, but I think the secret to cooking for them, because they’re sort of picky eaters, at least my daughter is, I go protein pancakes for these kids, »
- Jessica Fecteau
After teasing fans on social media with a series of clues about her latest music video-short film-mystery project, Selena Gomez has unveiled “Bad Liar,” the poster for which she shared three times on Instagram on Monday, June 12. The poster reads “a film by Jesse Peretz,” though the “film” is a music video in which Gomez plays three separate characters. (She previously released a different “Bad Liar” music video exclusively on Spotify).
A co-executive producer on HBO’s “Girls” and director of 18 episodes of the show, Peretz has also directed episodes of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” “Nurse Jackie” and “New Girl,” among other show. A feature film director with credits including Paul Rudd’s “Our Idiot Brother” and “The Ex,” starring Zach Braff and Amanda Peet, Peretz is currently prepping “Juliet, »
- Graham Winfrey
Image Source: CBS We are smack in the middle of the exciting, sometimes heartbreaking, time of the year when TV shows are either given the green light for a new season or axed forever - until the reboot eventually gets underway in 2036. Take a look to see what fates have been decided, and if the show you're looking for isn't on this list yet, check our 2016 scorecard. What's Been Renewed CBS Code Black: The medical drama lives to see another season. Elementary: The Sherlock-inspired drama will return. The Amazing Race: As if you had any doubt that this competition series would be back! Law & Order: Svu: Season 19 is on the way! The Big Bang Theory: The hugely popular series will be back for at least two more seasons. Blue Bloods: The family drama will return for season eight. Hawaii Five-0: Season eight is on the way. »
- Maggie Pehanick
The Mummy is officially in theaters, and is currently being mummified by critics (apologies for that). Many reviews have stated that the The Mummy is simply a series of mind-numbing action set-pieces strung together into a feature-length film.
Now, there may actually be a reason for that. Talking to Business Insider, director Alex Kurtzman states that he hoped this movie would be a deconstruction of Tom Cruise movies. This is what the director had to say:
“We have over 30 years of knowing Tom Cruise is going to save the day, in order to make the movie unpredictable I loved the idea that suddenly his control over the situation would be taken away from him … That got me excited, »
- Jordan Jones
Universal kicked off its Dark Universe this weekend with the release of The Mummy, and despite mostly negative reviews, the film has given star Tom Cruise his biggest ever global opening at the box office.
Domestically, The Mummy disappointed with just $31.5 million, coming second behind Wonder Woman, but it pulled in an estimated $142 million internationally for a combined weekend of $174 million. Much of that came from China, where it grossed $52.2 million, putting it on par with the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Cruise’s previous global best came in 2005 with War of the Worlds, which opened to $167.4 million.
See Also: Read our reviews of The Mummy here and here
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing »
- Gary Collinson
10 June 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Jake Johnson, the actor known for his role in Joe Swanberg films and Fox's New Girl, has forged a new path for himself as the comic relief in big-budget summer blockbusters. And since that means acting alongside one of his acting idols, he's not complaining.
Now starring in Universal's The Mummy alongside Tom Cruise, Johnson has found himself in his second larger-than-life action franchise, following 2015's Jurassic World, in which he played a control room employee alongside Lauren Lapkus. The duo provided one of the most memorable scenes of the film when he went in for the big token action-movie kiss that »
- Jennifer Konerman
As we already know, Universal plans to follow The Mummy with the likes of Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon, and has already attracted some A-list talent, including the likes of Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem.
Well, speaking to Fandom, The Mummy producer and director Alex Kurtzman has revealed that plans are also afoot for to bring Dracula, Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame into the universe, while he also offered up a few names that he’d like to see joining the franchise.
“We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, »
- Gary Collinson
Arriving in theaters this weekend is Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, kicking off Universal’s upcoming Dark Universe that hopes to resurrect all of the studio's classic monsters for modern audiences. During the press day earlier this week, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Jake Johnson (Jurassic World, New Girl) about taking on his most action-oriented role to date, collaborating with Tom Cruise as well as Kurtzman, and more.
I absolutely loved your character in this and there's a lot I want to talk about, but obviously there are some spoilers, so I have to figure out a way to work around that.
Right? I guess we'll start off in terms of coming into this project, how excited were you to come into »
- Heather Wixson
Critics haven’t been kind too the return of The Mummy, with the reboot currently sitting at a 37 on Metacritic [read our ★★ review here].
However, negative reviews don’t have to be a sign of a film’s doom in 2017 as even with lukewarm projections for its domestic bow, international numbers could save the movie, much as they did for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
It is predicted that The Mummy will only accumulate a disappointing $35m – $42 million in the U.S.; however, numbers overseas are looking much better, with projections saying the film could clear $125m – $135 million, bringing its global box office weekend to $160m – $177 million.
Far from being a disappointment for Cruise, this would in fact signal the Hollywood icon’s biggest ever opening weekend. Not too shabby. »
- Samuel Brace
1-20 of 361 items from 2017 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners