Throughout his illustrious career, Michael Douglas has taken on many different roles. After a successful run on TV’s The Streets of San Francisco and winning a Best Picture Oscar for One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (he co-produced the film), Douglas eventually transitioned into an A-list star.
Basic Instinct, Romancing the Stone, Wall Street, The War of the Roses and Disclosure is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to evaluating Douglas‘ impressive body of work, and now he’s landed a co-starring role in the Marvel film Ant-Man.
Although he wasn’t a huge comic book fan as a youth, Douglas did appreciate the medium’s pure visual potential. But comic books are more than just a bunch of pretty pictures, and while he was prepping for Ant-Man, Marvel sent him a stack of hardbound comics for research.
At the age of 70, Douglas’ curiosity for comics is actually at an all-time high, as he admits that the Ant-Man experience has turned him into a huge comic book fan. (click on the media bar below to hear Michael Douglas)
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Pierce Brosnan’s trademark charm is on display in the trailer for Some Kind of Beautiful. The storyline centers on Richard (Brosnan), a college professor and seemingly eternal bachelor who must settle down after his much younger girlfriend Kate (Jessica Alba) gets pregnant. Several years later Richard is a domesticated man in Los Angeles, but find his suburban life twisted upside down after Kate falls in love with another man. Salma Hayek is Kate’s sister Olivia who starts living with Richard to ensure he doesn’t shirk on fatherhood responsibilities.
All three actors seem fully engaged in this light, breezy comedy, and even though a trailer doesn’t tell the whole story, Brosnan and Hayek seem to have palpable chemistry.
Hayek was last seen in the action-thriller Everly, Brosnan starred in the 2014 espionage action flick The November Man, and Alba was seen earlier this year in the comedy Barely Lethal.
Directed by What Happens In Vegas director Tom Vaughan, Some Kind of Beautiful opens in theaters and On Demand August 21.
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The creative team behind So You Think You Can Dance hit a home run this season with the addition of Jason Derulo, an artist who is enjoying the monumental success of his latest album Everything Is 4. Although Derulo, who showed off his own dancing and singing skills with his recent SYTYCD performance of “Cheyenne,” is passionate about dancing, that skill is just part of his overall tool kit.
“I never really wanted to just be a dancer,” says Derulo, who has sold over 45 million records worldwide. “What I wanted to be was the consummate performer. I wanted to have total control of my body and the way that it moves. So to do that you have to be versed in a lot of different styles so you can have total control and understand how the body works.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Jason Derulo explain why So You Think You Can Dance is getting “more fierce” with each season.
So You Think You Can Dance airs Monday at 8/7c on FOX.
Poltergeist, from producer Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan (Monster House), comes out on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD on September 29 via 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Both Blu-ray versions comes with an alternate ending and extended cut, while the DVD comes with the alternate ending.
A contemporary version of the 1982 supernatural thriller, Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back), Rosemarie Dewitt (Promised Land, Nobody Walks), Jane Adams (Happiness, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and Jared Harris (TV’s Mad Men, Pompeii). Pulitzer Prize-winning scribe David Lindsay-Abaire (Rise of the Guardians, Rabbit Hole) penned the script.
Although the D.C. universe has been painted with the assured visual imagination of directors Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy), a new filmmaker is stepping out of the shadows. David Ayer, who directed last year’s underrated war feature Fury, is the man behind the camera for Suicide Squad, which received a rousing response at last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Though the trailer featured the appearances of baddies Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Smith’s Focus co-star Margot Robbie), and the Joker (Jared Leto), the biggest scene stealer was none other than Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) the no-nonsense agent who organizes this clandestine operative (whether Joker is part of the team or is their target adversary hasn’t been confirmed).
The trailer begins with an establishing shot of a rain soaked window that peers into a dimly light dinner headed by Waller and a couple of peers. “It’s taken some work but I finally have them,” says Waller. “The worst of the worst.” As she cuts up her juicy, high priced steak, Waller breaks down why the suicide squad is actually a fool proof outfit. As Deadshot accurately mentions in another sequence, they’ll be the “patsy” if their mission goes sideways.
Director David Ayer, a longtime native of Los Angeles, infuses his films (most notably End of Watch) with an unadorned, gritty aesthetic. Though Suicide Squad deals within fantastical realms, the darkness that permeates from the film actually feels organic. This tough, muscular approach to storytelling should bode well for the film, which unfortunately doesn’t open until August 5, 2016!!
Check out the Comic-Con first look trailer and tell us what you think by commenting below!
Ed Helms and Christina Applegate have a big set of comedic shoes to fill, as they topline the eagerly awaited Vacation. Four films of the popular franchise have already been released, but thankfully Vacation isn’t a reboot or regurgitation of past stories. Instead, the Griswolds have prepared for an all new adventure.
Helms and Applegate told us they were initially hesitant about working on Vacation since it’s a pop culture staple that they enjoyed watching during their youth. But once they read the script and learned that Chevy Chase and Beverly D’ Angelo would be reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold, they were eager to join the production. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ed Helms and Christina Applegate).
Vacation, co-starring Chris Hemsworth and Elizabeth Gillies, opens in theaters July 29.
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The Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara comedy Hot Pursuit hits Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 11 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Anne Fletcher, the filmmaker behind the comedies The Proposal and The Guilt Trip, the story centers on Cooper (Reese Witherspoon), a dedicated police officer who is tasked with protecting a criminal’s widow (Sofia Vergara), who is set to testify against a drug kingpin. Thanks to corrupt cops and criminals that litter their path, their journey to the trial is less than peaceful.
The comedy was penned by scribes David Feeney (New Girl) and John Quaintance (Ben & Kate), with John Carroll Lynch and Robert Kazinsky among the film’s co-stars. Witherspoon and Vergara also executive produced the feature.
Special features on the Blu-ray Combo Pack include three featurettes (The Womance, Say What?, Action Like A Lady) and an alternate ending. The standard DVD only comes with The Womance featurette.
Whether it’s cracking a joke or singing in front of a packed house, Neil Patrick Harris understands the nuances of performing. Thanks to an invitation from Howard Stern, Harris serves as a guest judge on tonight’s America’s Got Talent, and it’s an honor that the multi-talented performer is thrilled about (Click on the media bar below to hear Neil Patrick Harris).
Harris, who is a huge fan of America’s Got Talent, is one of Howard Stern’s more entertaining guests on his highly rated Sirius/XM Satellite Radio show. The former How I Met Your Mother star, along with appreciating Stern’s talents as a broadcaster, believes he is also an amazing judge on AGT. (Click on the media bar below to hear Neil Patrick Harris).
Check out Neil Patrick Harris guest judge tonight on America’s Got Talent 8/7c on NBC.
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It’s a big day for Electronic Arts Inc., as EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is now available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
The fully realized feature Frostbite 3 allows the quicker rending of courses, thus eliminating the frustrating hole-to-hole load times and saving gamers up to 15 minutes per round. The game also offers up more detailed courses and with the extrication of the artificial out of bounds rules, the entire course is in play on every shot. This attention to detail, which reportedly includes a Baba Booey reference, will hopefully give gamers a more immersive experience.
“This is a really proud day for our team, and we’re so happy fans can finally play EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR for themselves,” said executive producer Brent Nielsen. “We think everyone’s going to find something about this game to love, plus we’re looking forward to delivering free content post-launch to everyone who picks up the game.”
EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA Tour was developed by EA Tiburon and is rated E for everyone. For more info, check out www.easports.com.
The romantic comedy Trainwreck with SNL alum Bill Hader and stand-up comedienne Amy Schumer may be one of the funniest movies of the year. The film also has a diverse cast which includes Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, former NBA MVP LeBron James, and legendary 100 year old actor Norman Lloyd, who throughout his career worked with such icons as Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.
James is not a novice actor, as he’s guested on a few television shows and toplined his share of commercials, but he has never acted in a movie. One would think James would have all the confidence in the world, as the spotlight has shined on him since his high school days. For James that wasn’t the case, as he was understandably nervous stepping into the feature film ring. The great news is he had director Judd Apatow and a talented ensemble as collaborators, and once everything was set in motion, James delivered the goods.
Trainwreck opens in theaters this Friday.
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