If they ever shoot a remake of The Princess Bride there’s a very good chance Cary Elwes won’t be involved. In fact, he’ll probably have some choice words for anybody who asks. When news broke earlier this week that “very famous people” have expressed interest in doing a new version of the 1987 Rob Reiner masterpiece, Elwes took to Twitter, acknowledging the original as “a perfect movie” that he wouldn’t want to see damaged by a remake. Of course, though millions of fans would definitely have his back, Elwes admittedly might be a little biased when it comes to The Princess Bride. After all, he told us, it’s the movie that completely changed his life! (Click on the media bar below to hear Cary Elwes)
Ad Astra is a celluloid contradiction. It is a film about the vast expanse of space, yet its story is a very, very personal one. Brad Pitt plays an astronaut who goes out into the cosmos looking to get some closure from the loss of his father on an earlier mission, and he told us the movie really focuses in on these intimate details of his character’s psyche, even though it’s set among the stars. (Click on the media bar below to hear Brad Pitt)
When The Voice returns to NBC next week, it will be without one familiar face — Adam Levine, who’s been a judge on every season of the show up to now, decided it was time to move on. So who will Blake Shelton have as a foil now? This could get interesting … it’s his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani! Of course, Stefani’s been on The Voice before — she was a coach during seasons 7, 9, and 12, and an advisor during seasons 8 and 10. How does she feel about being back? She’s excited. Very excited. (Click on the media bar below to hear Gwen Stefani)
The new season of The Voice premieres Monday at 8/7c on NBC.
When it comes time to write an epitaph for Sylvester Stallone’s career, two characters will certainly stand out: Rocky Balboa and John Rambo. Though both characters are iconic and unmistakably Stallone, the actor is able to separate them by their outlooks on life. Rocky, he told us, is the eternal optimist, while Rambo may be hopelessly broken. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sylvester Stallone)
A Million Little Things was one of the best-performing new shows during the 2018-19 TV season, so it earned itself a second season. What can fans look forward to when the show comes back? Well, James Roday tells us that you won’t have missed very much at all. (Click on the media bar below to hear James Roday)
The second-season premiere of A Million Little Things will air next Thursday (9/26) on ABC.
Joaquin Phoenix was torn. Joker was not the kind of movie he ordinarily does — the three-time Oscar nominee is one of the few Hollywood names who’d never been in a single Marvel or DC movie. And the character itself … it had been played to perfection before, by screen legend Jack Nicholson in the 1989 Batman movie and by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. Still, the more Phoenix looked into the character and his story, the more he wanted to do it, especially after he had a chance to meet the new film’s director, Todd Phillips.(Click on the media bar below to hear Joaquin Phoenix)
You can add Anne Hathaway’s name to the list of movie stars who have decided to embark on television projects. The actress, who won an Oscar for her performance in Les Miserables, joins Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Catherine Keener, and more for Modern Love, an anthology series based on the New York Times column of the same name. Hathaway said she was eager to be part of the show, especially since it didn’t involve a long commitment — the thought of being able to just do one episode and one short, self-contained story was very appealing to her. (Click on the media bar below to hear Anne Hathaway)
Modern Love debuts on Amazon Prime Video on October 18.
Nearly two months before it opens, Marriage Story has already been garnering a lot of great reviews and awards buzz, thanks to its early showings at the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto Film Festivals. Scarlett Johansson has been singled out for her performance in the film, a comedic drama from acclaimed, Oscar-nominated writer/director Noah Baumbach. Johansson says that making the movie was a cathartic experience, since she was going through a divorce herself when she signed on to make the film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Scarlett Johansson)
Supergirl has never been a show to shy away from tackling serious modern-day topics, and its fourth season took on an overtly political tone as Kara Danvers (and her heroic alter ego) had to contend with an aggressive “humans first” activist group that wanted to get rid of aliens once and for all. Oh yes, and there was the matter of an evil Kara clone created to battle Supergirl with equal powers. Between the show’s social messages and getting to play an evil version of her character, Melissa Benoist had a great time in Supergirl’s fourth season. But was there a moment that stood out for her? (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)
The season premiere of Supergirl will air Sunday, October 6 on The CW.
In its first weekend, Hustlers — like the characters it portrays — made plenty of money off its adoring audiences. Since the film’s action is set primarily in a strip club, the actors had to prepare themselves for plenty of dancing. While stars Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez found the experience to be a big challenge, co-stars Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart were eager to spend some time on the pole and learn a few moves. (Click on the media bar below to hear Keke Palmer & Lili Reinhart)