It’s been just over 20 years since we first got to know Scott Foley on the beloved series Felicity, and he’s managed to have a pretty good run of success in Hollywood since then. He’s had long-running roles on that show, The Unit, and Scandal, along with extended guest roles on Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood, and Scrubs. The latter showed his flair for comedy, something he’ll be exercising once again on his new series, Whiskey Cavalier. It’s a hybrid show, mixing action with comedy, and Foley told us he was absolutely ready to do something a little lighter than Scandal.(Click on the media bar below to hear Scott Foley)
A sneak preview of Whiskey Cavalier will air right after the Oscars, and its official premiere will be next Wednesday (2/27) on ABC.
While artists like Freddie Mercury, Ray Charles, and James Brown weren’t alive long enough to see their highly acclaimed biopics enter theaters, Elton John is still around as Rocketman gets ready for its release. The film covers the singer’s early years, and John himself participated in the movie’s development, serving as its executive producer. One of the things you’ll see in the film is a pivotal scene from his life where he was paired up with writing partner Bernie Taupin, and he told us about that moment changed his life. (Click on the media bar below to hear Elton John)
Between political statements like Brexit and calls to build walls, it feels like some of the world’s countries are becoming more and more isolationist. That’s why RuPaul is so excited about The World’s Best, which really embraces the idea of globalism by bringing together talent and judges from around the world. (Click on the media bar below to hear RuPaul)
Most adventure games, whether it’s RPG or even brawler based, relay on the simple aesthetics of its action elements. If one wants a deeper experience, side missions as well as interactions with other characters is almost imperative. With the impending release One Piece: World Seeker, gamers will be able to immerse themselves with the game’s Karma System.
Playing as rubbery powerhouse Luffy, gamers can open different side quests based on their interactions with new characters as well as completing various quests. Such an open ended universe, along with the eye catching visuals of One Piece World Seeker, are just two of the reasons why I’m looking forward to playing this title.
One Piece World Seeker hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and team on March 15 via Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. A deluxe edition of the game (priced at $89.99) includes the game and the season pass content (this addition is separately priced at $29.99). Are you a fan of the One Piece video games? Feel free to comment below!
With his work on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and Celebrity Name Game, Craig Ferguson has garnered his share of success in the entertainment industry. It’s his twelve years working on the How To Train Your Dragon films and animated seres as Gobber, however, that may be the most transcendent.
“I’m glad to be part of something which has a legacy value,” said Ferguson. “These movies will exist for a long time. They will become part of movie history and movie lore. They are important films in their way and I’m very happy to be part of that.”
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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, co-starring America Ferrera, opens nationwide February 22.
The role of Jack Pearson on This Is Us has been a dream come true for Milo Ventimiglia. As an actor, he says, he’s gotten to act out the entire range of human emotions, from the highest highs to the lowest lows (he’s already had a death scene, after all!). Ventimiglia says he really couldn’t have asked for a better job, and he told us why he loves playing Jack as much as he does. (Click on the media bar below to hear Milo Ventimiglia)
The new film Fighting With My Family tells the real-life story of WWE star Paige and her own family. When a movie is made about your life, it’s got to be a little surreal to see somebody playing you on the big screen, but for Paige and the star of the film, Florence Pugh, it was the other way around. Paige told us it was actually Pugh who felt a little uncomfortable when they saw the film together.
Daniel Radcliffe faced the very real danger of stereotyping when he took the role of Harry Potter in the blockbuster movie series. After all, his face became synonymous with the franchise over the course of the eight films. But since the final Harry Potter movie was released, Radcliffe has been able to successfully reinvent himself through a series of well-received roles, including his current role as an angel on the new TV series Miracle Workers. When we spoke to Radcliffe, we asked if he had some kind of strategy in place to make sure he wouldn’t be seen as Harry Potter forever. (Click on the media bar below to hear Daniel Radcliffe)
If Beale Street Could Talk, the latest film from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 26 (the digital version debuts March 12). The 1970s set project, based on the James Baldwin novel, centers on a couple persevering through tragic times.
Friends since childhood, Harlem denizens Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) are engaged with a baby on the way. Their plans take a nightmarish turn after Fonny is falsely accused of rape, and now Tish and her family will do everything it takes to ensure Fonny’s release from prison. The film received three Oscar nods, including Best Adapted Screenplay (screenwriter Barry Jenkins), Best Supporting Actress (Regina King), and Best Original Score (Nicholas Britell).
Special features on both versions include deleted scenes, audio commentary by Jenkins and the featurette “If Beale Street Could Talk: Poetry in Motion.”
Tyler Perry is that rare storyteller who has his hand in almost all parts of a film’s production. His producing, writing, and acting career owes a huge debt to Madea, a character who debuted in 2005’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Now he’s ready to close that chapter with A Madea Family Funeral.
As witnessed in Alex Cross, Gone Girl, and more recently Vice (where he played Colin Powell), Perry is also ready to take one a wider variety of roles. “This is the last Madea film,” said Perry. “It’s been a wonderful run. I’m so grateful but I’m turning 50 and I certainly don’t want to be her age playing her so I think she’s had a great run and I’m really grateful for it.”
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A Madea Family Funeral, co-starring Patrice Lovely and Cassi Davis, opens nationwide March 1.