Night School, the Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish comedy which made over $76 million at the box office, hits Blu-ray and DVD January 1 via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The project centers on Teddy Walker (Hart), a salesman who is trying to get his GED and find a new job. Teddy’s keeping his night school activities secret from his rich fiancée (Megalyn Echikunwoke), but that isn’t the least of his problems. With a no-nonsense teacher named Carrie (Haddish) giving him the business and Teddy’s old rival Stewart (Taran Killam) serving as the school principal, Teddy’s education journey is headed for disaster.
Special features on the Blu-ray include an extended cut of the film, an alternate opening, deleted scenes, featurettes and a gag reel (the DVD also has the extended cut, alternate opening and deleted scenes).
Thanks to his work in the two Kingsmen films, Taron Egerton is no stranger to big films, and with Robin Hood he’s taking on an iconic role that was previously played by Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner, and Russell Crowe. Jamie Foxx co-stars as Robin’s mentor and conspirator Little John in the epic adventure.
“It’s a myth that obviously everyone is familiar with,” said Egerton. “But one also that’s really begging (for) a revision and exploration of the man rather than sort of a mythic figure. (The script) is so colloquial and although it’s set in a universe that’s set in Medieval England, it has a lot of relevance and there are sort of themes that feel really pertinent to today.”
Click on the media bar to hear Egerton talk about the joys of working with Jamie Foxx:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was the clear cut winner at the box office with a $62.2 million debut. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch had a great outing as well with $38.1 million, with Bohemian Rhapsody bringing up the rear with $15.7 million. Here’s the top 10:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Film makes $62.2 million and has made over $253 million worldwide.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – Hit family film collects $38.1 million.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddie Mercury biopic continues to do well with $15.7 million.
Instant Family – Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne flick collects $14.7 million in its debut weekend.
Widows – Heist feature makes $12.3 million.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Disney feature has been a misfire with just $43 million in domestic business. It makes $4.6 million this weekend.
A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper directed feature makes $4.3 million.
Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) plays Megan Reed an ex-cop who’s haunted by her past in The Possession of Hannah Grace. Taking the graveyard shift at a hospital morgue doesn’t provide any calming moments for Megan, as an evil spirit may be haunting her latest workplace.
“We all deal with our own inner demons in some way, shape, or form,” said Mitchell. “Maybe not to this degree, but I think people will be able to relate to some part of what Megan is going through on this journey and why, for some reason or another, we always feel like we have to kind of prove it to ourselves when a hard situation comes about.”
Click on the media bar to hear Mitchell talk about the backstory of The Possession of Hannah Grace and why this movie takes a different look at the exorcism genre:
The Possession of Hannah Grace opens nationwide November 30.
Despite glowing reviews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine never lived up to its rating potential during its run on Fox, but it’s getting a second chance now that it’s been picked up by NBC. For fans, it was a pretty tense few days last May while the show was in cancellation limbo, but for the show’s star, Andy Samberg, things weren’t quite as dire. The whole time, he felt pretty confident that the show would be back somehow, somewhere. (Click on the media bar below to hear Andy Samberg)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes its NBC premiere on January 10.
The YouTube series Cobra Kai brings us back into the world of The Karate Kid, reacquainting us with Daniel as an adult, along with his martial arts nemesis, Johnny. If you’ve seen the show, you knows there’s plenty of nostalgia to be found. That’s due, in part, to its star, Ralph Macchio, who insisted that the character of Mr. Miyagi be represented in the series, even though Pat Morita — the actor who played him — passed away in 2005. The good news for fans of the movie, Macchio told us, is that there’s even more to come. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ralph Macchio)
The second season of Cobra Kai will start streaming on YouTube in 2019.
The Fantastic Beasts story has continued with the release of The Crimes of Grindewald, once again taking us into another part of author J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, the same one that brought us the Harry Potter books and films. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne once again plays Newt Scamander, and he told us there’s something special about venturing into Rowling’s creations. (Click on the media bar below to hear Eddie Redmayne)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald is playing now in theaters everywhere.
With Supernatural now in its 14th season, it must be doing something right to have achieved that kind of longevity. If you ask one of its stars, Jared Padalecki, there’s a lot that’s been done right — starting at the top, with the show’s creators, and going all the way down through the cast and crew. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jared Padalecki)
Supernatural airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on The CW.
Taraji P. Henson’s son was born in 1994, a year before Pixar made its big-screen debut with Toy Story, so it’s likely that she spent plenty of time watching Pixar movies during his youth. Now, she’s finally getting the opportunity to star in a Pixar film herself — she’s playing a computer algorithm in the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet. When we spoke to Henson, she told us she’s thrilled that she’s gotten the chance to work with Pixar. (Click on the media bar below to hear Taraji P. Henson)
Wreck-It Ralph 2 opens in theaters on November 21.
Things sure have changed over the years on The Big Bang Theory, with three of the quartet of geeky guys now married men. Of course, the one we’d been waiting for since the day the show premiered was the marriage of Leonard and Penny, which finally took place in the show’s ninth season. To the actors who play the characters, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, the fact that they’ve had a long courtship and an imperfect marriage just makes them love the show and characters even more. (Click on the media bar below to hear Johnny Galecki & Kaley Cuoco)
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.