Did The ‘Guardians’ Have ‘Avengers’ Superhero Envy?

As part of the Guardians of the Galaxy series, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana snagged a pair of invitations to appear in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, alongside Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. Sharing the screen with such legendary superheroes, did Pratt and Saldana feel a twinge of professional jealousy? On a personal level, no… but for their characters, it was a different story.

Avengers: Infinity War, also starring Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland, opens Friday in theaters everywhere.

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Kaley Cuoco & Johnny Galecki Love Their ‘Big Bang’ Love Story

From the very first episode, the relationship between Leonard and Penny has been at the heart of The Big Bang Theory. From one-sided courtship to loving marriage, the pair has been through plenty of ups and downs in the show’s 11 seasons. At a press event, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki talked about how realistic their journey as a couple has felt to them. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kaley Cuoco  & Johnny Galecki)


The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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‘Greaser’s Palace’ From Robert Downey Sr. Hits Blu-Ray In June

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Greaser’s Palace, considered one of director Robert Downey Sr.’s finest works, makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut June 4 via Music Box Films Home Entertainment. The picture, a surreal parable on the life of Christ, centers on a drifter named Jessy (Allan Arbus) whose dreams of singing and dancing are realized when he discovers a saloon called The Palace. Robert Downey Jr., who in past interviews has praised his father’s work, is also featured in the flick (he’s billed as “small boy in covered” wagon”).

The film was remastered with a high-definition transfer and extensive color correction was applied to the original negatives. Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include liner notes from late filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) and an interview with Downey Sr. conducted by Rudy Wurlitzer (screenwriter of the classics Two Lane Blacktop and Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid).

What are your favorite films of Robert Downey Sr.? Feel free to comment below!

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Don Cheadle Discusses War Machine Journey With ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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With the big budget spectacle that has been a staple in the past decade of Marvel films, it’s easy to take shots at how these projects has squeezed out the competition at one’s local theater. That being said, comic book driven material, if done well, only furthers the artistry of cinema, and thanks to first rate storytelling the Marvel Universe is simply at the top of their game.

Though the idea of Thanos (Josh Brolin) obliterating Earth is at the forefront of Avengers: Infinity War, the respective journeys of each of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man will also receive its share of attention. War Machine (Don Cheadle), who was seriously injured in Captain America: Civil War by Vision (Paul Bettany) also comes in to play in “an important way” with Avengers: Infinity War. Click on the media bar to hear Cheadle talk about War Machine’s journey in Avengers: Infinity War:

Avengers: Infinity War opens nationwide April 27. 

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‘Quantico’s’ New Season Gets A Real-World Makeover

In a world filled with all kinds of political intrigue and questions about international intelligence and espionage, it’s only fitting that a show like Quantico would want to gravitate toward stories like that. And, as the show enters its third season, star Priyanka Chopra says that’s exactly what you can expect -storylines based on real-world events. (Click on the media bar below to hear Priyanka Chopra)

The season premiere of Quantico airs Thursday at 10/9c on ABC.

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What Makes Halle Berry Roll The Dice On A Movie Role?

Halle Berry’s latest movie is Kings, a drama set in South Central L.A. in the weeks leading up to the infamous Rodney King riots back in 1992. Berry’s career has been defined by her willingness to take on a diverse variety of roles, so we asked her what factors go into deciding which projects she’ll take on. (Click on the media bar below to hear Halle Berry)

Kings, which also stars Daniel Craig, opens in theaters on Friday.

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Jesse Spencer: Don’t Expect TV To Be Completely Real

If you watch television expecting things to be 100% realistic, you’re bound to be disappointed. (Let’s face it — even “reality” TV shows aren’t 100% real.) Even dramas that strive to have a realistic feel sometimes have a few nitpick-worthy moments. Jesse Spencer is well aware of that, having starred on a couple of shows — House and Chicago Fire — that look very realistic, but sometimes have to exercise a bit of dramatic license. Spencer told us that, no matter how real a show may feel, you have to take that with a grain of salt. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jesse Spencer)

Chicago Fire airs Thursdays at 10/9c on NBC.

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Eva Longoria Praises The Diversity And Universality of ‘Overboard’

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Eva Longoria, who was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has had a successful and diverse career in both cinema and television. Best known for her long running role in the iconic TV series Desperate Housewives, Longoria has also branched out as a producer (Devious Maids, Telenovela) and director (the documentary Latinos Living the American Dream). Now she’s co-starring with longtime friend Mel Rodriguez (they met on the 2002 feature Deuces Wild) in Overboard, a remake of the Kurt Russell/Goldie Hawn feature of the same name. Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris topline the feature.

“This is a general market movie that has universal themes,” said Longoria. “So everybody’s going to relate to it. Everybody’s going to understand it. Everybody’s going to identify with it. Taking on a remake of one of the most iconic films from the 80s seemed daunting but once we read the script and heard the gender switch and the cultural infusion it was so different and stood on its own while at the same time paying homage to the original, we just knew it was going to be a home run.”

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Overboard opens nationwide May 4.

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Tom Hardy Has A Ton of Bite In New ‘Venom’ Trailer

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The initial teaser trailer for Venom, while showing Tom Hardy feelings of some transformation gone wrong, did not reveal one of Marvel’s most popular anti-heroes, the new trailer features the titular character during the closing moments. 

The storyline centers on Eddie Brock (Hardy), a journalist who is investigating the corrupt operation headed by Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) in which humans are being experimented with a life form known as symbiotes. After being exposed to symbiotes, Brock turns into a much more powerful (and potentially evil) being. Topher Grace previously played Brock in the 2007 flick Spider-Man 3Ruben Fleischer, who directed the hit 2009 feature Zombieland and the Los Angeles film noir Gangster Squad, directs.

With the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the anticipation level for Venom is definitely high. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!!

Venom, co-starring Michelle Williams, opens October 5. 

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No ‘Flash’ In The Pan: Tom Cavanagh Loves His Job

Over the last 25 years or so, Tom Cavanagh has made a good living for himself as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand character actors. It’s taken a while, but he’s finally made the leap from guest star to regular on a successful TV show, having been on The Flash for the last four years as Dr. Harrison Wells (and his other-Earth versions), along with his alter-ego Reverse Flash. It’s been an exciting ride for Cavanagh, and he’s enjoyed every minute of it — especially when he gets to play multiple characters! (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Cavanagh)

 

The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on The CW.

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